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TIMES LAST MOUNTAIN Serving Last Mountain Area Communities of Nokomis, Strasbourg,

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Nokomis School Science Fair

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Strudwicks return from Scotland

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Dramatic skies, like the one shown above at Nokomis, have become very common around the Last Mountain area over the past several weeks, as thunderstorms regularly pass through and over the area. Most regions across central Saskatchewan have received a lot of rain, some hail and many areas have reported funnel cloud sightings. And we’ve learned a new storm term this spring, as the weather forecasters started talking about “soil spouts” in relation to the weather advisories being issued across the province. Just like a “water spout” is a small tornado occurring over a body of water, sucking up water, soil spouts occur over land, and suck up a thin tube of soil …not the large, whirling mass of a destructive full-blown tornado. We haven’t seen one in the Last Mountain area, but …the summer is young. - photo LMT staff

LMRP: full speed ahead for summer 2012 Last Mountain Regional Park has survived and conquered the flood damage from the 2011 spring and summer season, and members of the Board and park staff have worked extremely hard to get the park in shape for an anticipated very busy 2012 season. The LMRP board has two new appointees this year: Paula Erhardt from the Cottagers Association, and Don Dabrowski from RM Last Mountain Valley. Last fall, Sandra Smith was elected as the new secretary and Dwayne

Steve was elected Chairperson of the board for the current fiscal year. In a recent interview with Last Mountain Times, Dwayne covered a wide range of topics in discussing upgrades and improvements made or planned for this year. One of the significant operational changes this year will impact the handling of septic waste in the park. “The board decided that we would allow cottage owners to continue to pump their own septic tanks, but they will not be able to dump

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them on park land,” Dwayne explained. “It was also decided that any septic disposal in the park, including grey water, must be disposed of properly according to Ministry of Environment regulations. And, of course, pumping of septic tanks will not be allowed on weekends. Cottagers were given written notice, and all others will be notified upon entry to the park.” To enable the Park itself to better handle its waste requirements, a new trailer has been purchased to replace the old trailer, and a new plastic water tank and trash pump have also been purchased. “We have looked at purchasing some new equipment including a new tractor, but have put off that decision to later in the season, once we have a better idea of where are finances are at,” Dwayne noted. Cont’d on page 15

Semans Heritage Indoor Horse Show

Parker Mann leads his horse. Check out the article and another photo on page 21.

The staff of Last Mountain Times will be on holiday from July 23 to August 6 inclusive. Our last day open in July is the 20th. We will be open to the public again on August 7.

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opinions – letters – comments

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dian Transportation Agency. Although the government claimed the cap would replicate market conditions, the revenue cap abandons market practices such as price signals and shareholder return. The Conference Board of Canada questioned the government’s commitment to a market driven system in light Dear Editor: crisis with Canada’s railways of Ottawa clawing back $178 The cost of railway infra- – committed in the 1980’s to million from railway revstructure projects, such as dealing with the 1897 Crow’s enue at the outset of the cap the Rogers Pass tunnel or Nest grain rates, it ultimately regime. This and the 2008 network acquisition, is stag- refused to de-regulate. Not claw-back of another $72.2 gering. In contrast, rail’s air, only did the Crow’s Nest rate million are the antithesis of trucking and marine competi- affect the railways and the a market-based system. With tors have an advantage from Canadian economy, it also regulation increasing risk the outset in not having to stalled grain industry advanc- for capital investment, the Conference Board build or maintain of Canada critii nfr ast r u ct u r e . different points cized the special And while rail legislation governcan withstand in their history, over-regulation ing grain. It found u n d e r - i n v e s t - has brought Canadian and U.S. regulation favourment for years, ing one commodity eventually a lack railways to the brink of ruin... to be unique among of capital catches up and is reflected in lagging es and undermined Canada’s similar industries and to concapacity and productivity. unique status as world leader tradict business discipline One significant reason behind on the grain portfolio. The that emphasizes price signals railway under-performance is 1983 WGTA replaced the and market forces. Given these impacts, it is regulation and the reluctance Crow’s Nest rate but continof capital to invest in unnec- ued the preferential treatment worth considering whether the revenue cap is smart of grain transportation. essarily regulated industries. At heart, the WGTA al- regulation. The revenue cap The Conference Board of Canada, which traced the lowed the railways to earn applies only to grain and relationship between regula- money for three years with within that commodity only tion, investment and produc- productivity gains clawed to some grains, only to some tivity in railways, found that, back in year four - hardly railways, only to some ports, whereas regulation results enough to encourage capital and only to movements west in investment decisions be- investment in rail. The Act of Thunder Bay. To conform ing deferred and productiv- also resulted in the exces- to a 2004 W.T.O. ruling, U.S. ity negatively affected, de- sive transportation of grain, grain moves through Canada regulation has the opposite in lowering grain prices in under the revenue cap. With effect – attracting capital and eastern Manitoba and Sas- elevators, ports, trucking and increasing productivity. For katchewan, in encourag- marine providers moving the example, during the highly ing export grain production same grain without a cap on regulated years of the West- and in discouraging value- revenue, the common sense ern Grain Transportation Act added processing and crop behind the regulation is lost. Grain politics has been part (WGTA) (1983-1996), capital diversification. The WGTA investment in Canadian rail- was replaced in 1996 with a of the history of this counways suffered. By contrast, maximum rate scale on grain try. While the preferential the 1996 Canada Transporta- transportation. In his 1998 treatment of grain may have tion Act created a regulatory Report Grain Handling and advanced a nascent grain inclimate that encouraged new Transportation Review, Fi- dustry, that era is long gone. investment, resulting in the nal Report, Justice Willard By eliminating the special doubling of capital expendi- Estey found the rate scale to treatment of grain, the fedbe mileage oriented and in- eral government can elimitures over a two year period. At different points in their sensitive to the true cost of nate barriers to investment, history, over-regulation has transportation, discriminat- boost railway productivity brought Canadian and U.S. ing against shipments to the and enhance the movement of goods in Canada. railways to the brink of ruin. port of Prince Rupert. Mary-Jane Bennett Despite the Estey recomHowever, the two countries Bennett is a Vancouverhave dealt with their crisis mendation that the rate scale be repealed and that Canada based consultant. She is audifferently. The U.S. Congress de- move to a commercial sys- thor of Grain Freight Reguregulated the rail industry in tem, the Chrétien govern- lation in Canada published one fell swoop with the 1980 ment opted instead for a cap by the Frontier Centre for Rail Staggers Act. Although on rail’s grain revenue and a Public Policy. www.troymethe Canadian government penalty to railway earnings in – in light of urgent findings excess of an amount estabDisclaimer: the opinions expressed are those of the writer. tying the rate to a financial lished annually by the Cana-

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On behalf of The War Amps Operation Legacy Dear Editor, I am writing on behalf of The War Amps Operation Legacy, in which members of the Association’s Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program help preserve and commemorate Canada’s military heritage by teaching others about the important sacrifices of our fallen soldiers and veterans. Of the more than 45,000 Canadians and Newfoundlanders who gave

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For the past 13 weeks, the 13 Ways to Kill Your Community column has featured tongue-in-cheek, although quite serious, advice on what to do nor not do in order to see your community not thrive and succeed. The “advice” was gleaned from the non-fiction book 13 Ways to Kill Your Community, by Doug Griffiths and Kelly Clemmer. It outlines ways that communities sabotage themselves, often without knowing it. It was re-printed here in the Last Mountain Times in the hope that residents and communities in this area will be inspired to go out and fight against these issues and attitudes that kill communities and deny them a positive future. As the community of Nokomis during the past number of months, once again, went through the onerous and very stressful process of justifying to Horizon School Division why Nokomis School should not be closed or down-sized, we have taken the liberty of adding a 14th Way to Kill Your Community: #14: Allow Your School to Be Closed or Downsized The school is the heart of a community: it provides a focal point for community activity; it attracts well-paid professionals to your town; it provides a reason for existing families with school-age children to stay in your community; it attracts new families with young children to your community, and in turn, it helps attract businesses and services to your community to serve the people who live there. So, by all means, if you want to kill your community, stand idly by while bureaucrats and school board members from miles away plot to close your school in the name of saving a few dollars, or providing “better” education in a larger centre; force your small children to spend hours a day on the school bus; force parents to drive students to other communities for extracurricular activities and school functions; and force your young people to lose their sense of community. Yes, by all means, if you intend to see your community killed-off, allow your school to be closed or downsized. Hopefully this 14th point will high-light the importance to keeping smaller community schools viable, and open. The Nokomis School Review Committee, a sub-committee of the local School Community Council, did an excellent job of defending the viability of Nokomis School, and in the process reminding everyone that “building community” is a key role of the education system in this province. -Editor, Last Mountain Times

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Command, a personal account of the experiences of the late Jack W. Singer. As well, members of Operation Legacy will be donating copies of the memoir to their local libraries. Born and raised in Toronto, Singer joined the Royal Canadian Air Force at age 19 and served as a bomb-aimer with No. 9 Squadron, RAF. He wrote this memoir for his grandchildren in 1998, and, following his wish, it is now being made available to a wider audience to help people understand how it really was in World War II. Grandpa’s War in Bomber Command can be purchased by visiting Sincerely, Crystal Young, 21 Operation Legacy Member, Regina




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provincial news briefs

Surgery wait times not improving The Sask Party government is not improving surgical wait times, according to the independent Canadian Wait Times Alliance (WTA) annual report. “The Sask Party touts for-profit clinics as a solution, but Saskatchewan’s grades have not improved in any category compared to the last two years. In knee surgery wait times, Saskatch-


ewan gets a ‘D’ from the well-respected physicians’ organization. A ‘D’ in kneesurgery wait times is unacceptable,” said Cam Broten, NDP health critic. “This is a quality of life issue for Saskatchewan families and they deserve much better.” Broten was also disappointed with the ‘C’ grades given in cataract and hip replacement surgery. In both of those categories, Saskatchewan has moved farther away from target wait times in the last two years. “Revenue is high and government spending is higher than ever before in Saskatchewan,” said Broten. “It should be a top priority of government to get healthcare right, but we’re not seeing results under the Sask Party’s plan. Instead of re-directing dollars to the forprofit sector, we should be building capacity in our public system. We know this is a problem because as we’ve seen in the past months, existing operating rooms in the Regina Qu’appelle Health Region have actually been sitting idle.” The WTA annual report grades provinces on their wait times compared to standard benchmarks. Saskatchewan’s

grade on hip replacement surgeries has dropped to a ‘C’ in 2012 from a ‘B’ in 2011. The province’s grade for cataract surgeries has also dropped to a ‘C’ in 2011 and 2012 from an ‘A’ in 2010. Other grades are unchanged compared to the last two years. RM fined $2,800 for burning landfill The Rural Municipality of Loreburn was recently found guilty of one count under The Environmental Protection Management Act for failing to comply with the terms and conditions of a permit to operate a waste disposal ground and was fined $2,800 in provincial court in Outlook. The charges were laid as the result of a complaint received by the Ministry of Environment that the RM of Loreburn waste disposal ground was burning. Conservation officers investigated and found that household garbage was being burnt contrary to the conditions of the RM’s Permit to Operate a Waste Disposal Ground which had been issued to them under The Municipal Refuse Management Regulations. The RM was contacted and they were found to be responsible

for the burning of their landfill. The RM had received previous warnings for burning their landfill in 2008. Loreburn is located near Danielson Provincial Park on Lake Diefenbaker. The Ministry of Environment permits landfills to burn clean lumber and trees at separate designated areas in the disposal ground but does not allow the burning of household garbage or mixed waste. New youth facility opens its doors The 4 Directions residential facility for at-risk youth held it’s grand opening last week on the Muskowekwan First Nation east of Punnichy. The co-ed facility provides 20

residential spaces for at-risk youth between the ages of 12 and 16 to receive stabilization and assessment services. Children and youth served by 4 Directions have experienced repeated breakdown in the foster care system and require stabilization before returning to the community. “This funding demonstrates the government’s commitment to working in true partnership with First Nations people,” Muskowekwan Chief Reg Bellerose said. “We will now be able to provide these children and youth with a safe place to heal so they can return to their families and community. With these two 10-bed homes now completed, this important

program will be sustained well into the future.” The Government of Saskatchewan provided $1 million in capital funding toward the $3.91 million dollar project, while the Muskowekwan First Nation and 4 Directions Child and Family Services funded the remaining $2.91 million with financing obtained through Peace Hills Trust. The facility provides in-house recreation, education and cultural programming. Once stabilized, engagement with family, recreation and community takes place, with the objective of placing the youth in an environment where they can succeed. The stabilization and assessment process can take between four and six months.

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the Times office by either email – or phone – 528-2020. Now-a-days the only way to get a doctor to make a house call is to marry one. -L.H.

No matter how old you are, you’re younger than you’ll ever be again. Lavern and Alvina Sobus went to Moose Jaw to the graduation of their grandson Taylan Dufrefne, son of Ron and Leanne. On June 16, Mekka Harding of Saskatoon dropped in to visit her grandma Ilene. Mekka was on her way home from attending her 92 year old great-grandma Alma (Senft) Chymko’s graveside service at Semans, SK. Marjorie Artymovich and Rick Harding were here the weekend of June 16 at Calvin Harding and Lylie Herman’s home for Father’s Day. Wayne

The Nokomis Ladies Golf Club held their annual ‘Fun Day’ on Monday, June 4. The weather cooperated and they were fortunate to have 26 ladies attend. They travelled from Watrous, Bulyea, Strasbourg, Govan and Lanigan. The first flite winners were Anita Hendry, Freda Walker and Brenda Kerth. Second flite winners were Diane Kondratiuk, Joyce Braun and Linda Smith. Third flite winners were Colleen McNichol, Marilyn Wignes and Darlene Coupal. Closest to the pin winner was Faye Johnson and the longest putt was won by Freda Walker. After a fun morning of golf, a delicious lunch was served.

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Harding and Sheila Smith came for Father’s Day and a good visit. Ilene Harding also came for a visit. Get well wishes are extended to Robert McNichol who is in Humboldt hospital. Hurry up and get out of there. David Simpson and his two boys Zander and Phenix of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia have been here visiting his parents Dennis and Sylvia Simpson and some other family members in Saskatchewan. Due to other commitments, I will not be able to submit your news to the Last Mountain Times until after the July 1 weekend. Could you please submit your news directly to

Nokomis School hosts Science Fair Nokomis School’s Grade 6-8 class hosted a Science Fair on Thursday, June 14. Students set up their exhibits in the gym for the perusal of Nokomis School students as well as many members of the community. Mary Tait, B.Sc. Honours, was the official judge. Ashley Hards and Tylan Holbrook tied for first, with Nina Guan taking second. All the displays showed thought and scientific research. Good job Grade 6, 7 and 8’s! Mrs. Hendry’s Grade 1 and 2 class displayed their science projects as well. They researched different animals and made posters. All in all it was a great learning experience for everyone. -article and photos submitted by Maureen Tait

Nina Guan took second place with her display.

From our Dear Editor: I just want to relate a little story of how things went right for a happy ending. Last week, Rod and Kathy Fenske, a couple from North Bay, Ontario were driving home from B.C. and wanted to stop at Nokomis to see if they could find or see where his dad Robert Fenske had grown up. It was that day when we were having all that rain. Upon arrival at Nokomis, they stopped by the town office, but, it was the noon hour and closed. They figured that was one strike against them, then a young fellow, Gary Edwards thought they looked like they were needing help and told them about the museum and perhaps they could find some information there. It just so happened that Melissa Styles who works at the museum remembered a picture I had given them of Marjorie (Wallace) Fenske when she was a little girl and so she gave us a call to see if we could help. While we had never met, I remember my Aunt Marjorie Fenske talking about her husband’s brothers who had gone east in the 30’s to work at the nickel mine at Sudbury – so it was easy to make the connection of who this couple were. We started out to give them a tour of where his grandparents lived in Nokomis, as well as visiting his grandparents graves. Then out to the Edward Fenske farm house where his father had grown up and also to see where his grandfather’s brothers had farmed, one of the sites being where the video for Little Miss Higgins’ Bargain Shop Panties was filmed. It was very rewarding to see the excitement and appreciation they had for being where his late father had grown up and where he had gone to school at Newlands. On July 7, the family of my late Aunt Marjorie are having her ashes interred at Sudbury and at the same time are having a family gathering hosted by her nephew Ron and his wife Chris Larson formerly of Govan. So Rod and Kathy were so excited to think they have all this information and pictures to take to this reunion. We were pleased to have the opportunity to show them around, but, I thank Melissa and Gary for their part in this little story. Sincerely yours, Earle and Lorna Mansell Nokomis, SK

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Janice Edwards stops to have a look at Tylan Holbrook’s display. His display tied for first place.

Mitchell Harding and Hallee McNichol check out Savanna Kautz’s project.

Nokomis Anglican Church Phone Doreen Riach at 528-4621 for service information.

The students pictured with science fair judge, Mary Tait: (left to right) Daegan McNichol, Amber Reynolds, Savanna Kautz, Tylan Holbrook, Ashley Hards and Nina Guan.

Congratulations, Mary Tait!

Mary Elizabeth Tait received her Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Chemistry and Biology from Cape Breton University. Mary will be continuing her education at the University of Saskatchewan with hopes of entering the College of Dentistry. Mary is the third child of Jim and Maureen Tait of Nokomis.

Matthew Alan Tait received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan. Matthew was enrolled in the Geological Engineering Program, and is working for Weatherford Wireline Services Division in Provost, Alberta. Matthew is the second child of Jim and Maureen Tait of Nokomis.

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Daryl and Mary Strudwick visit Scotland Daryl and I recently enjoyed a trip to Scotland, and we are happy with all the interest that everyone has been showing. So, we are pleased to share a little information with the paper and its readers. I flew into Glasgow on May 16 along with my sisters Hazel and Anne. We were met at the airport by my cousin who drove us to Edinburgh where we had rented an apartment for the first eight days of our trip. During those eight days we had a wonderful time meeting all the cousins and seeing that great city. Just a note – if you order fish and chips in Edinburgh, they always come with mushy peas. We asked around and were told that little side dish came from England. We weren’t impressed! Our mom, Betty Bathgate, had passed away here in Nokomis last November, so the three of us took her ashes back to Scotland. On Tuesday, May 29, with all the cousins there, we placed Betty’s ashes where she always wanted to be – in Peebles, where the River Tweed flows into Eddleston Water. It was a very touching moment as we reunited Betty with her sister. On May 30, Daryl arrived safe and sound and my sisters left on that same flight as it returned to Canada that day. Again, my cousin dropped off my sisters and picked Daryl up. On his first day in Scotland, Daryl had a nap! Then I took him around the little town of Alyth where my aunt and cousins live. Cousin George had great plans for us starting the next day. We travelled to St. Andrews where there are 11 golf courses. We visited the famous Old Course and took pictures on the 18th hole!! Then we toured the castle, including the dungeons. As you can see in the picture, we went down the wee tunnels that prisoners had dug while trying to escape. (Daryl had a hard time squeezing down and coming back up!) On our second day, Daryl and I made the train trip up to Mallaig. It was a beautiful trip through the mountains and over the moors covered in heather. During our two and a half hour wait there for our train ride home we had a meal of fish right off the fishing boats. (To die for!) As we made our way home on the train, at one point a piper came into our car and played two songs, just out of the blue! For the rest of the week, every day was full of activities and sight-seeing: a trip to historic Culloden, the sight of the last battle for Bonnie Prince Charlie; a brewery tour; a trip to Dundee; a visit

Mary and Daryl touring the dungeon at St. Andrews Castle. to a local farm; an excursion to Loch Ness (didn’t see a monster); a tour to Ben Nevis, the tallest mountain in Scotland, and a ride up the mountain in a gondola. On our last night in Scotland we had haggis. My cousin had told me in the morning that we were all set for tea in the evening, including a serving of haggis. I worried all day how I was going to be polite and try to get some down. Well, supper came and she brought out the haggis. It was nothing like we get here was delicious! What a relief! Daryl and I were there in Scotland together for one week, but we needed another month. Great time, great visits with family and great memories! -article and photos submitted by Mary Strudwick

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nokomis seniors news The monthly meeting of the Nokomis Seniors was held on June 18 at the Welcome Inn with seven members and one visitor present. The meeting opened with O Canada followed by a minute of Memorial Silence. The secretary read the minutes of the last meeting and then the treasurer gave her report. She didn’t have too much to report. Correspondence – There was a letter from the Saskatchewan Order of Merit – Honoring Citizens. Old business – Ruth asked someone to come and give us an estimate of the front window, but hasn’t made it yet. Committee Report – There were no cards sent out. There were 15 people playing 500. New business – Lylie read the report she did about the Seniors Convention. The dates were set for the card parties and birthday parties for July and August. There will be no meetings in July or August. The meeting was then adjourned. They closed with God Save the Queen followed by refreshments and visiting. -L.H.

New Community Tourism Plan for Watrous and area The Watrous Manitou Marketing Group (WMMG), in partnership with Tourism Saskatchewan, has recently completed a Community Tourism Plan for the Watrous and Manitou Beach area. The plan was officially launched to the community at a luncheon on June 20 at the Watrous Civic Centre. Attendees had the opportunity to meet the planning committee, and hear the specific goals and objectives in improving tourism around the area and the initiatives that will be undertaken in the plan. The Watrous & Manitou Beach Community Tourism Plan completes a four-month planning process facilitated by Tourism Saskatchewan’s Industry Development Team. The plan includes the tourism assets, concerns, and opportunities in the area. The process serves to provide framework for the communities to analyze their tourism resources and concerns, and to encourage development and promotion in the area. This is the first plan of its kind completed for the area since 1989. “For generations, visitors have been coming to the area to soak in the healing waters of Little Manitou Lake and continue to discover attractions, such as Manitou Springs Hotel and Mineral Spa, world-famous Danceland, and Manitou and District Regional Park,” Brendan Manz, Community Development Officer for the WMMG, said. “This plan looks at all aspects of our local tourism industry. These new initiatives will enhance the visitor experience for the area and enable us to continue toward our goal of being a world-

class tourism destination.” “Tourism Saskatchewan is a proud partner of this initiative that will yield multiple dividends for the area,” Tourism Saskatchewan’s Acting President and CEO Candace Phelps said. “It has been a privilege to work with local leaders and citizens who recognize the potential for greater tourism development and increased visitation. Their enthusiasm for the project will drive the important ‘next steps’ toward creating an even more inviting and popular destination. Tourism Saskatchewan applauds their dedicated efforts.” The WMMG is a partnership between the Town of Watrous, Resort Village of Manitou Beach, and Rural Municipality of Morris #312. The group is charged with the tasks of promoting and facilitating community tourism, community economic development, and marketing the areas as a place to live, work, play, and do business.


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The Salvation Army in Canada celebrates 130 years of service later to be developed into the comprehensive social service network The Salvation Army operates today. “Since opening our doors in Canada in 1882, The Salvation Army has served millions of people - providing food, shelter and assistance to the many marginalized individuals that have come to us in their hour of need,” said Commissioner Brian Peddle, Territorial Commander for The Salvation Army in Canada and

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Bermuda. “It is our faith that motivates our mission, and The Salvation Army has been and will continue to be there for the people of Canada.” The Salvation Army today has evolved to accommodate the changing times. While the same values and goals still exist, The Salvation Army has been introducing innovative new programs and services in recent years to provide hope and dignity for people in greatest need. Sally’s Community Kitchen in Sussex, N.B. teaches single moms and those with low incomes how to better live within their budgets and provide healthy meals for their families. The New Hope Community Centre in Newfoundland offers a 12week retail skills employment training program to boost participant's self-esteem and provide confidence to succeed in the workplace. A “riding course” offered by The Salvation Army in Hamilton teaches people with developmental and cognitive disabilities how to use the bus, promoting independence and restoring dignity. In Winnipeg, The Salvation Army offers a

Psychology for Living Adult children living at home have generously allowed you to stay on, be thankful, and strive to make their lives easi...if you want to make the er, not harder. rules, you have to get your

new driver-training program for immigrants from waraffected African countries to make their lives easier, especially with a language barrier. Fireside Addiction Services is a new Salvation Army clinic in Chilliwack, B.C. that provides an intensive

own house...” by Gwen Randall-Young Increasingly, young adults are still living at home longer than in the past. This creates some dilemmas both for the parents and the adult child. Often boundaries become muddled, because there is still a parent-child relationship, only now all are adults. Every situation is different, however some general guidelines always apply. Although this may be tough to swallow, when you are living in your parent’s home, your ‘adult’ status in the outside world does not supercede your ‘child’ status at home. What this means is that it is their house and they can make the rules. If you want to make the rules, you have to get your own house. What you cannot do is argue with them about how they want things to be in their own home. Even if you are paying rent, it is likely less than you would pay to rent your own place, so your parents are, in effect, subsidizing you. The fact that you pay rent does not mean they cannot set the rules. So if they want you in by a certain time so you are not waking them with your coming and going, you need to honour that. If they expect you to do certain chores, you need to contribute in that way as well. If you are working full-time, it would be nice to contribute something

you are an adult, your parents should be free of parentchild conflicts. They have undoubtedly worked hard all their lives, and deserve to enjoy this time. If they

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Rare Plant Rescue celebrates ten successful years of plant conservation WEEK OF JUNE 24 TO JUNE 30, 2012

The Rare Plant Rescue (RPR) program has reached its 10-year milestone and has recently seen some of its efforts contribute to a national species assessment process. Since 2002, this unique landowner stewardship program has worked with farmers and

LUCKIEST SIGNS THIS WEEK: CAPRICORN, AQUARIUS & PISCES ARIES You may have to make an important decision that concerns all the family. Take the time to weigh all the pros and cons with accurate information before making a choice. TAURUS Wait to receive all the results before worrying about your health. You may tend to dramatize a fairly minor problem before even seeing your doctor. GEMINI You’ll have quite a challenge on your hands when you have to prove that you’re the right person for a very precise job or post at work or elsewhere. CANCER If there is a move on the horizon, you must be sure to try and save your strength. Fortunately you’ll show lots of determination when the time comes to reposition your things. LEO You could end up stuck in several traffic jams. Before starting out be sure to check the traffic reports if there is road work on your route. Remember that being stuck in traffic is a good time to think through your plans. VIRGO The purchase of a house is, above all, a very good investment. Create a smart budget for your situation and you will not have to tighten your belt too much. LIBRA You want to be in the action, and your sense of initiative is at its peak at the moment. You will take your rightful place either at work or in your personal life. SCORPIO You may feel a certain amount of accumulated tiredness as the week progresses. It will be important for you to take the time to rest and relax to rid yourself of the stress. SAGITTARIUS Don’t be surprised if some of your friends invite you to register for different activities with them this summer. Go along with it, as it will all keep you busy during your holidays. CAPRICORN All your attention is taken up by professional and family matters this week. You will have to manage a rather complicated schedule. Several unexpected events will have to be taken into consideration. AQUARIUS If you’re planning a road trip during your vacation, be sure to plan your itinerary well. Have a good map or a GPS on hand so that you don’t go round in circles all the time. PISCES You will definitely feel the desire to experience profound changes in either your professional, emotional, or personal life. This is a good time to ponder these changes but not such a good time to take action. 2 01 P2 I SH EE R :F de o C

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Flea beetle damage in canola As the crops emerge this spring it is a good time to start scouting for pests, particularly for flea beetles in canola and mustard crops. Traditionally, the small shiny oval-shaped black crucifer flea beetle has had the most damaging impact on brassica crops in western Canada. In

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Solutions & Substitutions Column Dear Reena, How do I rid cut peony flowers of ants before bringing them inside the house? I looked this up in one of your books but didn’t find it. I thoroughly enjoy your columns. Thank-you, Pearl Hi Pearl, The sap on peonies naturally attracts ants onto these delightfully fragrant flowers. The good news is that ants don’t hurt the flowers. Well, on the outside it’s fine but ants on the inside, no thanks. Simply get yourself a bucket of water. After you have cut the flowers, dunk the flower heads into the water for a few seconds. The ants will flow into the water; your flowers can then be brought inside. _____________________ Dear Reena, Please give me pointers on making a homemade apple pie that isn’t soggy. Thanks, Stella Dear Stella, As you mix the filling together for your apple pie, add cornstarch or flour in with the sugar. This way the filling will thicken and by mixing sugar and cornstarch together before adding all other ingredients, you will avoid lumps in your filling. Another trick is to keep your apples separate from the filling. Sprinkle filling (cinnamon, sugar and cornstarch or flour) onto the crust and then add a layer of apples, sprinkle more filling and another layer of apples until the crust is full. Extra Tip: After you have closed the pie with the top pie crust, sprinkle the crust with cinnamon and sugar. Great flavour! _____________________ Dear Reena, We moved into our house about six months ago. The house is about 30 years old but the dishwasher is only about two years old. Since moving in we periodically detect a foul odour coming from the dishwasher. The odour is present just before we are due to do a load. Once a load has been washed the odour disappears. It may be present again just before the next load is due to be washed or it may not come back for a week or two. There is no set pattern. My wife has run the dishwasher with just vinegar. Originally we thought this helped but the smell came back and so my wife ran the


dishwasher again with just vinegar. We got the same results. I took the drain pipes off. They are clear and do not smell. The only drain line I did not take off is the one directly from the dishwasher. We are at a loss as to what is causing the problem and where to go from here. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanking you in advance. Best regards, Norma & Bill Hello there Norma and Bill, The first place to start is by taking out the filter and cleaning it. It’s amazing what gets caught in there: straws, cherry pits, tea bags, bones etc. The next step is to purchase a product called ‘Iron Out’. Run it through your empty dishwasher, it will clean the dishwasher from head to toe including the basin, hoses, racks etc. If the odour still remains your best bet is to call a professional because the dishwasher will need to be thoroughly examined for damaged parts or incorrect hook-up. _____________________ Feedback from Reader Who Cares: Hi Reena, I read your column and usually like what you have to offer with its focus on less harmful or natural approaches to what could be dealt with by using toxic products. Regarding the girl with the brand new smelly dresser: Don’t know how else to this but, I have to respectfully say I believe you got it wrong on this one. I am a ‘construction guy’ with extensive background in all sorts of products used in

people’s homes, which range from benign to really nasty. If in doubt I always find and read the MSDS, which is not always easy as some companies make this difficult to locate. I am not a father but I hold the value that we should believe children when they say something unless there is a valid reason to do the contrary. This child was having a healthy, natural response to what her body was telling her that she was likely being exposed to a toxic chemical. A better response would be first and foremost to believe the child unless there is strong evidence not to and if a genuine problem is found (toxic off-gassing) to eliminate it, not attempt to mask it, which does nothing to reduce the harm. A correct response would have been to tell the person to send the toxic unit back and get a unit that is not toxic and will not off-gas. Choose solid wood or companies that use less harmful manufactured wood products (Ikea is one example, as they comply with European standards, which are much higher than ours). If one does not have the money, get a used product and someone else will have breathed the toxins for you, not your child. Off-gassing decreases with time but may not go away completely. Keep up the good work; I am a fan of what you write. Construction Guy

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LMVBA Scholarship recipients The Last Mountain Valley Business Association is giving back to the community. They recently presented two

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$500 scholarships to grade 12 graduating students in the area. Scholarship applicants are assessed on their merits of: • Leadership: employment, volunteer work or involvement in extracurricular relevant activities since grade 10 • Interview: verbal communication and how applicant conducts themselves during the interview process • Scholastic standing • Career aspirations • Educational budget plan. Jordana Gorrill from William Derby School in StrasPhotos courtesy of The Natural Look–Photography by Lavonne Gorrill

bourg, was one of this year’s scholarship recipients. Jordana will be studying to obtain a degree in Physiotherapy.

Another WDS grade 12 student, Mackenzie Kelln was the other 2012 scholarship winner. Mackenzie will be studying to obtain a degree in Speech Pathology. The LMVBA promotes supporting local businesses in the Last Mountain area. They also believe in the young people in our area. Visit their website: for updates on past LMVBA scholarship winners and the progress of their education and careers.

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HERMANSON Born on May 5, 2012, Adrie May, a daughter for Ehren and Karen Hermanson. Big sister Dahlia and big brother Espen are especially pleased with Adrie. Grandparents are Byron and Glenda Johnson of Strasbourg and Elwin and Gail Hermanson of Winnipeg. Great grandparents are Minn Krupp, and Bill and May Johnson, all of Strasbourg.

LANGMAIER Born on May 27, 2012, Payton Celeste, a daughter for Kyle and Robyn Langmaier. Big sister Sterling, loves her new sister. Equally happy are grandparents Byron and Glenda Johnson of Strasbourg and Karl and Jayne Langmaier of Craven. Great grandparents are Minn Krupp, and Bill and May Johnson, all of Strasbourg.

Strasbourg EMO meeting held A meeting was held Thursday, June 12 with the Town of Strasbourg and RM of McKillop Emergency Measures Organization (EMO). Coordinators Larry Doetzel and Rita Kerr ran the meeting with eight of the 15 committee members in attendance. At this time of year there are many things going on so understanding went out to those who were unable to attend. We began with introductions. We have representation on this committee from Town Council, RM Council, our Town/ RM Administrator, RCMP, Fire Department, William Derby School, Last Mountain Pioneer Home, Rowan’s Ravine Provincial Park, Public Health and our local EMS/Ambulance. After introductions, we reviewed the purpose of this committee, which is to be prepared to deal with emergencies that may happen in our area. We are using a resource called “Nine Steps for Emergency Plan Development.” Over half of these steps have been completed and all of them have had some work done. We completed an Emergency Threats/Probability Exercise which is to foresee the most probable threats in our

area. The top ones were: 1. weather related: flooding, extreme wind, tornado, blizzard; 2. transport: dangerous goods by highway or train; 3. fire: we have many old buildings in our town. This was a good exercise to see the necessity of being prepared for emergencies in our area, and which ones we need to be most ready for. Everyone received an up-todate Vital Services Directory which is a listing of the people/ places/resources/equipment in our area that could be called upon in case of an emergency. It is a living document which will require updating regularly. Next on the agenda was a town notification system. In a town emergency where a message to all residents must be delivered quickly and efficiently, a procedure must be in place. The town has maps which divide it into four areas (quadrants). We will need to recruit volunteers we will train, to contact every resident in these areas. This is our next priority to complete. It was a productive meeting for those in attendance. Everyone seemed happy with the work that has already been completed but realize that there is still work to be done! RK


Tuesday, June 12 was a special day at William Derby School in Strasbourg. This was the day parents and families were invited to be part of their student’s Kindergarten Graduation. After a small program with their teacher Ms. Dunlop as their leader, and a presentation of the book “Oh The Places You’ll Go” to each child, by Ms. Schwandt-Kelln, the families were treated to cake and juice. Students, back row, left to right: Alyssa, Hayden Asher, Tianna, Madisson and Alynna. Front, left to right: Chase, Ty, Marko, Alexis, Olivia and DSK Patrisha. Another special day here at WDS!

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Get out and play!

Science afternoon enjoyed at WDS Grade 6-8 students of WDS were treated to a Science Camp with leaders from the University of Saskatchewan on Tuesday, June 12. Many experiments were tried and explained and the afternoon was well worth our time. We appreciate Ms. Marla Kelln organizing this event. Another opportunity to learn with an outside agency, at WDS. -DSK

31st Annual Dance Fantasy held in Strasbourg

Runaway Baby dance group.

at least 60 minutes of moderateto vigorous-intensity activity per day. It’s important to keep in mind that these guidelines should be the bare minimum. Canadians should try to exceed the minimum activity levels recommended. The health benefits will be greater if the physical activity, intensity, and duration are varied. How parents can help keep their children active: • Determine a time limit for watching TV, playing video games, and/or playing on the computer. The current recommendation is up to two hours daily. Limiting screen time creates more opportunities for active play. • Keep television out of your child’s bedroom. • Use active transportation to get to and from places if possible. Walking with your kids is a great way for both of you to incorporate physical activity into your day. Riding a bike or rollerblading is also great active transportation. • Encourage your children to get involved in sports teams or clubs within the community, and at school. • Get your children involved in active chores around the house, such as raking, vacuuming and gardening. • During summer vacation, make sure that you have plenty of toys and sports equipment on hand that encourage active

play, such as basketballs, soccer balls, jump ropes, squirt guns, etc. • Plan outings to the local pool, playground, or tennis courts. • On days that it is raining or too hot to go outside, play active games inside. Even video games that get you moving are great, such as Nintendo Wii™ games, Kinect for Xbox 360 games or Playstation® Move games. • Set a good example for your children. Get moving yourself, and chances are your child will follow. -Canada Safety Council

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Home Plan of the Week Polka Dots dance group. als, scheduling, writing, painting, drilling, practicing, constructing, and performing is what it takes to present such a professional show. We are very proud that Dance Fantasy has hit the stage for over 30 years and especially proud of our hard-working staff, students and parents that make up our Dance Family. Angela’s Dance Academy wishes to thank all the people responsible for the success of Dance Fantasy and to all our family and friends who support us all year.

Good job to the following dancers of Angela’s Dance Academy for sharing their love of dance in such a passionate way: Alexandra Armstrong, Jade Hilderman, Katelynn Lofgren, Miranda Mohr, Eden Floyd-Patterson, Tianna Brown, Cole Flavel, Taylor Grohs, Jillian Grund, Reyna Hymers, Taylar Johnston, Matthew Shermann, Emily Chitwood, Sarah Chitwood, Jessica Armstrong, Blake Cassell, Grace Edwards, Brooklyn Hilderman, Kelsey Sorensen, Thea Weeks, Emily Hubick, Mackenzie Armstrong, Alyson Edwards, Dallas Gotch, Kelly Hanmer, Sarah Hodel, Emma Hymers, Samantha Johnston, Skylar Johnston, Aivery Li, Laura Edwards, Cally Erhardt, Jayce Frizzell, Chris Gotch, Brayden Kostal, Jennifer Kostal, Avery Schulz, Danilee Brown, Tara Cardiff, Karleen deHoop, Julia Edwards, Carly Erhardt, Austin Mayor and Brooke Schulz. The students have several summer dance workshops lined up and will be back in full swing in just a few months! -article and photos submitted by Angela Mayor


Angela’s Dance Academy held their 31st annual production of Dance Fantasy May 26 and May 27 at Strasbourg Memorial Hall. This year’s theme was ‘The Heartbeat Of New York,’ which left the audience feeling the vibe of NYC, the dance capital of the world. The 2012 Production Show Troupe showcased the heart and soul of the city, with performances to Can You Feel It, It’s Raining Men, I Love New York, New York Beats, Give Me Everything Tonight and New York New York Remix. It was a combination of hard-hitting jazz, edgy hip-hop, robotic tap and of course Broadway. Throughout the evening, the dancers performed many group numbers of tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, baton and production; all with precision and passion. The many students who performed solos, duos and trios throughout the show lit up the stage with their technique and artistic expression. Preparing for this show is no small task. Nine months of choreographing, training, cleaning, costuming, music edits, competitions, rehears-

No more teachers, no more books…school is out for the summer! Sadly, not enough Canadian children are being active, even though it is part of a healthy lifestyle. A study by the Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute shows that children in Canada do not get enough physical activity on a daily basis. Active play is critical for the healthy development of children, building social skills, imaginations, and self-esteem. Research shows that lifestyle patterns set before the age of five predict health outcomes in later childhood and through adulthood, while staying active on a regular basis is the key to a healthy lifestyle. According to the 2010 Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card, only 12 per cent of Canadian children and youth are meeting the guidelines set forth by Canada’s Physical Activity Guidelines of at least 60 minutes of physical activity per day. Girls, in particular, tend to be less active than boys, with only five per cent of adolescent girls meeting the guidelines. However, 20 per cent of boys aged five to 10, as well as 15 per cent of boys aged 11 to 14, meet the guidelines. These Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines, released by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP), state that children (5-11 years) and youth (12-17 years) require

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Zumba, wow what a workout!

One of the get fit activities offered by the Strasbourg Recreation Board was a zumba class this winter/ spring. Holly Horvath, from the Raymore district, taught two class sessions at the Strasbourg Hall, one for 10 weeks, followed by another one for 8 weeks. Many from the area enjoyed this hour long, fun and effective fitness program which incorporates dance and aerobic elements. The choreography includes such dances as the samba, salsa, hip hop, along with squats, lunges, resistance training and even martial arts poses, to get everyone fit. The participants thoroughly enjoyed the class and hope it will be offered again in the fall.

Strasbourg Day Care celebrates cutting of mortgage The Strasbourg Tiny Tots and Helping Hands Day Care held their annual family barbecue on Monday, June 11 at the Day Care. This year there were over 60 people in attendance which is a true testament for the need of a day care in the Strasbourg community. This was also a special evening to celebrate paying off the mortgage for the Day Care facility! Three years ago the decision was made by the board, to borrow money to establish a permanent facility which would be the property of the Day Care. It was a tremendous undertaking and a big chance to take! However, with a dedicated staff, the support from families who realized the exceptional care their children are receiving, and a board determined to see its success, a permanent facility became a reality. The Day Care Board was able to cut the loan documents, two years earlier than expected, which was a great accomplishment and reason to celebrate! It was a proud moment in the history of Strasbourg Tiny Tots and Helping Hands Day Care Inc.

Board member Carol Schultz cuts the documents for the now paid mortgage for Strasbourg’s Tiny Tots and Helping Hands Day Care.

RCMP report Lake patrols RCMP and Conservation Officers will be conducting boat patrols and boat launch inspections on Last Mountain Lake over the summer and fall season. Agencies will be focusing on education and enforcement. Both agencies will be enforcing the Small vessel and Regulations Act, Alcohol and Gaming Regulations Act and Fisheries Act. The joint enforcement team will also be enforcing impaired driving laws as well as Controlled Drugs and Substances Legislation. The enforcement team will consist of members from the following organizations: Saskatchewan Conservation Officers from Rowan’s Ravine and Regina; and members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police from Southey/Strasbourg, Lumsden and Craik Detachments. If the public has any questions involving proper safety equipment or laws regarding the operation of a small vessel on bodies of water please contact your local RCMP detachment or any Saskatchewan Conservation Enforcement Office. Theft investigations On June 14, 2012 Southey/ Strasbourg RCMP responded to a call of theft from a rural property East of Duval. Between late May and June 14 unknown suspects stole approximately 240 treated 3-4 inch diameter fence posts. Cost of the posts is pproximately $840. There was a report of a suspicious black truck being seen around the area around the same time the posts went missing. This black truck may be the suspect’s vehicle in this theft. And, on June 15, 2012 Southey/Strasbourg RCMP responded to two break and enters in progress near the community of Strasbourg. The first call was received from the Pioneer Grain site south of Strasbourg on Highway 20. The second call was received only 20 minutes later from the Viterra site north of Strasbourg on Highway 20. At both locations, the suspects forced the main front door open and rummaged through drawers. A small amount of money was stolen. Damage to the doors and frames was significant. RCMP believe the same suspects are responsible for both incidents. A witness did see an SUV type vehicle, possibly white in color with two large spotlights on the cab. If you have information about these or any other crimes, please contact the Southey/Strasbourg RCMP.


Two roll-overs The Melville/Ituna RCMP report that on June 15th at around 8:00 AM they were advised of a single vehicle rollover on Highway #9 north of Debuc, Saskatchewan. A 27 year old female from Yorkton was treated for injuries, prior to being transferred to Regina. At the scene police determined that the 1995 Ford Explorer she had been driving northbound had wandered into the northbound ditch, then swerved into the southbound ditch rolling at least six times. The matter remains under investigation. Alcohol, and speed are considered contributing factors

in the cause of the roll over. Later the same day, at 12:49 PM the Melville/Ituna RCMP were called to the scene of another vehicle roll over near Crooked Lake on highway 247. There, a newer Suzuki Swift was found rolled over on the roadway. It was determined that the driver lost control on a gravel portion of the roadway, and rolled the vehicle. Operating the vehicle too fast for road conditions appears to be the cause of this roll over. The 19 year old female driver from Grenfell was taken to hospital for treatment. The matter also remains under investigation by the RCMP.

Triple fatality accident On June 16, Fort Qu’Appelle RCMP were on scene and investigating 2 separate traffic collisions on Highway 10 approximately 6-8 kms east of Fort Qu’Appelle. The first collision occurred shortly after 11 am and involved two vehicles. This collision has resulted in 3 fatalities. While RCMP were investigating this collision, traffic was being diverted at Fort Qu’Appelle through # 56 hwy for eastbound traffic and at # 10 hwy and # 56 hwy junction approximately 3 kms west of Balcarres for west-bound traffic. Approximately an hour after the fatal collision, a Ford Pick-up truck driven by 23 year old , Mychal Rahrich of Eire, Colorado, USA approached the junction of # 56 and # 10 and proceeded to head west-bound on # 10. Realizing that he took a wrong turn he proceeded to make a u-turn and as he approached the emergency vehicle and personnel who were diverting traffic he failed to slow down and collided with a east-bound vehicle making a turn on to hwy #56. Five occupants in the east-bound vehicle were treated and released by EMS at the scene. A 38 year old male passenger in the pick-up truck was transported to Indian Head Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Rahrich has been charged with three offences under the Traffic Safety Act which are: Driving without valid driver’s licence, driving without due care and attention, and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.

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Uncle Kracker delivers outstanding performance at Casino Regina show lounge! The longest day of the year, Wednesday, June 20, Uncle Kracker was in Regina to perform at Casino Regina show lounge, and what a great way to kick off the summer! Uncle Kracker is a very talented singer and musician, with very diverse musical tastes, so there was definitely something for everyone. Uncle Kracker and his band played most of his biggest hits, a couple of covers and even a few new songs. Some of the songs played included: In a Little While, Better Days, Memphis Soul Song, Follow Me, When the Sun Goes Down, Smile, Good To Be Me, his cover of Dobie Gray’s Drift Away, Kid Rock’s All Summer Long and Kenny Rogers’ The Gambler. It was a great show from start to finish and everyone had an awesome time. The last time Uncle Kracker was in Regina was 2004, also playing at the casino. Uncle Kracker (aka Matt Shafer) began his musical career as the DJ of his best friend Bob Ritchie’s (aka Kid Rock) ‘Twisted Brown Trucker Band’. He also did some backing vocals for Kid Rock and has and continues to co-write many songs with him, including some of Kid Rock’s biggest hits - Bawitdaba, Cowboy and All Summer Long, just to name a few. In 2000, Uncle Kracker released his first album Double Wide, and has since went on to release three more, No Stranger to Shame (2002), Seventy Two and Sunny (2004), and Happy Hour (2009). He has been working on a new album, Midnight Special, which is set to be released later this year. -S.K.

Burton Cummings in Estevan! On Friday, June 15, Burton Cummings was in the small city of Estevan, SK, for one of his stops on his Your Backyard Tour 2012. Burton, best known as lead singer of the hugely successful band The Guess Who, has been writing, recording and touring mainly as a solo artist since he left the band way back in 1975. Burton and his band put on an extraordinary show, as always, performing some of the biggest Guess Who hits, as well as several of Burton’s solo works. Some of the many songs played were: No Sugar Tonight, Clap for the Wolfman, Hand Me Down World, These Eyes, Runnin’ Back to Saskatoon, Undun, Stand Tall, Laughing, Albert Flasher and of course the best-known Guess Who hit American Woman, which in 1970, spent three weeks at number one on the Billboard charts. At most of his shows, the multi-talented Burton

Burton playing the keyboard and harmonica in Estevan. will play several instruments throughout – in Estevan he played the guitar, harmonica, flute and of course the one he is most highly praised for, the keyboard. Burton is definitely one of the greatest pianists in rock ’n roll – most fans of this genre of music would agree! He can play the piano like no one else! It was a wonderful night all around. Burton and his band played for around two hours and the crowd enjoyed every minute of it! The final song

played was Share the Land, which before beginning, Burton reminded everyone to never take anything for granted and said we must always remember how lucky we are to live in such a great country. He can’t stand to hear people complain about how tough things are. Everyone in the crowd applauded and cheered to show they agreed. -S.K. Photos by Leanne Lawrance.

Uncle Kracker at Casino Regina on June 20.

Burton plays the flute on the song Undun. Burton and his band.

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Hockey memories Albert Patzer, of Lockwood, came into the Times office in Nokomis last week and brought along some souvenirs that we had heard he was keeping – some old NHL Hockey Cards. A life-long hockey fan (but not a huge fan of the Montreal Canadiens, as he will readily admit) Albert is very proud of the local heritage of

former Nokomis boy Elmer Lach. Albert owns a card marked “31” ...he thinks it may be from a corn flakes box series, but its origin is long forgotten. Card #30 shows both Elmer Lach and team mate Maurice “Rocket” Richard. Albert also has another card depicting the Punch Line …the famous line of

Lach – Richard – and Toe Blake. Lach was born in Nokomis in 1918, and began playing junior ice hockey with the Regina Abbotts in the 1935–36. He played the two following seasons with the senior Weyburn Beavers of the Saskatchewan Senior Hockey League. In the 1938– 39 season, Lach joined the League’s Moose Jaw Millers. In his first season with the Millers, he led them in assists, with 20, and was the

leading playoff scorer. He also scored 17 regular-season goals. The next season, he scored 15 goals and 29 assists, and led in playoff scoring again. He signed with the Montreal Canadiens on October 24, 1940, heading to training camp with only an overnight bag, not expecting to be offered a contract. In his first NHL season, Lach played 43 games, scored seven goals and had 14 assists. He was limited to only one game the following season, after suffering an elbow injury in the first game. He returned

the following season to score 58 points in 45 games and set a stillstanding Canadiens record by scoring six assists in one game on February 6, 1943. In the 1943–44 season, Montreal head coach Dick Irvin tried a line combination of Lach at centre, Maurice Richard on the right wing, and Toe Blake at left. This line became known as the Punch Line and dominated the NHL for four seasons. In the first season of the Punch Line, Lach played 48 games, scoring on average an assist per game; he also added 24 goals. At the conclusion of the season, Lach was named to the Second All-Star team. He also won his first Stanley Cup, helping sweep the Chicago Black Hawks in the Stanley Cup Finals. In the 1944–45 season, Lach played in all 50 games, picking up a league-leading 80 points, of which 26 were goals and 54 were assists.


That season, linemate Maurice Richard became the first player in the NHL to score 50 goals in 50 games, and the Punch Line amassed 220 points in total, a NHL record until the 1960s. Lach was presented with the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league’s Most Valuable Player, and was named to the First AllStar team. Continued on page 13.

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After being eliminated by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the semifinals in the previous season, Lach and the Canadiens won another Stanley Cup in the 1945– 46 season. Lach led all players with 34 regular season assists, and was named once more to the Second All-Star team. In the 1947–48 season, he became the first recipient of the Art Ross Trophy, after leading the league in points, with 61. The Punch line was dismantled after Toe Blake retired at the end of the season. Lach led the league in assists for the last time in the 1951–52 season, with 50. In the 1952–53 season, Lach won his third and final Stanley Cup in a memorable finish. At 1:22 of overtime, he scored the Cupwinning goal against the Boston Bruins. In the on-ice celebration immediately after the goal, Maurice Richard accidentally broke Lach’s nose with his stick.

Lach retired in 1954 as the league’s all-time leading scorer, having played 664 regular season games, scoring 215 goals and 408 assists for 623 points, as well as 76 post-season games, where he scored 19 goals and 45 assists for 64 points. He accepted an offer to coach the Montreal Junior Canadiens. He also stood behind the bench for the Montreal Royals for two seasons, before pursuing business interests. He was elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1966. In 1998, he was ranked number 68 on The Hockey News’ list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players. On December 4, 2009, coinciding with the Canadiens centennial celebration, #16 was retired a second time for Lach (#16 had been retired previously for Henri Richard). Information source: wikipedia

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Last Mountain Regional Park: full speed ahead for summer 2012 would be able to get the pool up and running. In April a Concession Lease was signed with Donna Smith for the upcoming season. Donna is currently open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and will expand her hours in late June. “I received a letter in January from a lady at Oceans and Fisheries Department regarding the Large Mouth Buffalo being a critical species in our over 55 seasonal boat dock ing campsite power upgrades park,” Dwayne explained. “My passes had been purchased. already finished, new septic first reaction was that if this girl Well over 300 seasonal stickers tank, pump and trailer for park thinks there are buffalo in this have been sold out of the 850 pumping, picnic tables, autopark she is way out in left field. ordered. And the picnic hall has matic chemical pump for pool, As a read further, I realized also been booked for a number concession sinks, and portathat the Large Mouth Buffalo of events this summer. As well, potties; Canada Summer Jobs was actually a fish! They were Holly Hordos is looking at do- has approved us for three posiwondering if we would put up ing some a 6 week Zumba class tions this year; Raymore Credit a sign in the park. After they this summer. Union has donated $1000 for assured us we wouldn’t have Important dates for events at picnic tables; the Community to change any of the ways our the Park this summer include Initiatives Fund has approved patrons go about fishing, boat- the July 1st Aannual Canada us for a $20,000 grant; and the ing and enjoy- Celebration Funanza; July Richardson Foundation is also ing the water 13 Seniors Golf Tournament; giving us a $10 000 grant.” in general, the July 21 Mishell’s Angells golf “To each and everyone who board agreed tournament and fundraiser for uses the park, I’d like to remind to let them MS; and the August 11 Warren you if you are enjoying yourself put up a sign Schmidt fundraising golf tour- at LMRP tell somebody else. If alongside the nament for the park. you are not enjoying yourself other signs in “We have been very fortu- at LMRP tell us. The Board althe boat dock nate to receive considerable fi- ways wants to hear from you. If area. The new nancial assistance for the Park you have any ideas, concerns, sign will be this year,” Dwayne noted. “We complaints, or solutions let us unveiled on have received a $2,000 Canada know,” Dwayne added. “If you Although still very serviceable, the pool July 1 and Day Grant; the Saskatchewan have a complaint, a concern, or liner at the Park is nearing the end of its a couple of Regional Parks Association a suggestion feel free to call me life-cycle. The liner is scheduled to be re- people from has approved us for $15,901 anytime. I look forward to hearplaced for next season, at a cost of more Oceans and for projects that we will un- ing from you and hope you all than $75,000. Fisheries will dertake this summer, includ- have a great year at LMRP.” has given up their site and was be out to do some activities replaced by the first seasonal with the kids.” Dwayne noted that preparacamper on the waiting list,” tions are in place for the anDwayne added. The campground needed nual July 1st celebrations at new picnic tables and firepits the Park, and said this year’s this year, so 8 picnic tables were proceeds will once again go purchased and Les Scherle built towards paying for the pool six additional tables. As well, liner. “John and a number of a number of steel equipment volunteers did the cement work rims have been installed to on the pool deck where the serve as firepits. Other facil- skimmers had been fixed last There was a lot of flood damage at the Park in the spring ity improvements include the fall. Paradise Pools came out in of 2011. Cottages had to be sand-bagged, and the retainpurchase of 60 cubic yards of late May and repaired the liner ing wall at the beach near the playground took a real beatgravel for the east and west once again. Ron and I walked ing. However, everything was later repaired, and the Park campgrounds, and for the main around the pool and he showed enjoyed a successful season last year. road. Additional gravel will be me some real problem spots purchased as required. The Park in the existing liner,” Dwayne also purchased new computer said. “This is a ten year liner and campground management and we have gotten about 150 software in February. “From percent of its life out of it. This all reports the program is work- will be the last year for the curing great. It should solve many rent liner in the pool. Cost for problems including double replacing the pool liner is just booking issues, and making over $75 000.” The Park is looking at a very sites available quicker when a cancellation is received,” busy summer this year, with more than 280 kids booked Dwayne said. A full complement of staff into swimming lessons. All is in place for the 2012 season, available campsites have been with John and Carrie Corne- booked for July and lisse hired on as managers; many sites are almaintenance is being handled ready booked for by Lorne Davis, Cheryl Ted- August. As of ford, and Eric Flavel; the gate is late May, looked after by Colby Erhardt, Mackenzie Kelln, and Braden Flavel; pool staff include Mary Tait, Tessa Turner, Carly Erhardt, Mark Hawes, Bailey Mytopher, Tara Cardiff, and Mark Toma. This season’s Recreation Director is Carlie Deneiko, assisted by Jaycee Frizzell. Lorne Davis started his employment for the year in mid April, and John and Carrie came back shortly after that and started their new employment. John attended the Pool OperaAerial view of Last Mountain Regional Park tor’s Course in late April so he Seasonal Camping rules at LMRP will be the same as last year with the exception of the boat parking and the one free bundle of firewood per week. “The board has received a number of complaints regarding the boat parking rule and is currently looking at coming up with a solution which works for the campers and the park,” Dwayne said. “We have to make sure that the solution is in the best interest of the safety of the campers who we are trying to protect.” “All 25 seasonal campsites have been filled for the 2012 season, with 24 campers being grandfathered in and the remaining site was filled by drawing one applicant from the 13 applications received. Since then one of the seasonal campers who were grandfathered in

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July 1, 2012

Celebrating Canadian values July 1st is a day of celebration across the country, as Canada Day parties take over backyards and city and town parks. This date corresponds with the creation of the Canadian confederation through the British North America Act, which took effect on July 1, 1867. It is a moment in time stamped with the values we hold dear. We often hear that Canadians believe strongly in the importance of defending their values on the international scene. But what are Canadian values, exactly? Let’s

zoom in on a few of those that seem to be embodied in the works of our artists, scientists, athletes, governments, and great minds. The main value we see reflected there is respect of universal human rights. Since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was issued, and right up to the more recent Convention on the Rights of the Child, Canada has been on the front lines in the fight to win an international consensus on the freedom and dignity of the individual. It follows that Canadians are seen as staunch supporters of women’s and children’s rights. Democratic traditions are also very important to Canadians. The development of a pluralist and participative civil society is strongly encouraged in Canada – that means we are serious about allowing the expression of diverse opinions and offering all citizens the possibility and means of participating in the life of their community and their country. In economics, Canada is among the great defenders of the rule of law. Canadians want their governments and corporations to play by the rules in the business world, and generally support clear and transparent regulations along with both fiscal and environmental responsibility. Canadian values also include sustainable development and the promotion of culture and education.

Symbols of our identity There is much about Canada to inspire our rich collection of national symbols: we are a country with welcomed cultural diversity, we have four distinct seasons, and we are blessed with stunning landscapes of prairies, forests, mountains, rivers, and lakes. Historical events and our natural heritage have inspired the most famous of our symbols. Perhaps the most recognizable symbol today is the maple leaf, just like the one that adorns the Canadian flag. The maple leaf image was adopted widely in the eighteenth century and has appeared on the uniforms and insignias of the Canadian military since 1850. All the grave stones of soldiers who have died in combat and are buried overseas or in Canada are engraved with a maple leaf. Another important symbol

is the beaver. This animal’s image was closely linked with the Hudson’s Bay Company many centuries ago, when Europeans first made their way inland. The beaver was later adopted as the logo of the Canadian Pacific Railway and is used today by many other groups and associations across Canada. The image of the beaver is engraved on the five-cent coin, and it appears on the coats of arms of Saskatchewan and Alberta as

well as some cities, including Toronto. The Canadian identity is also partly defined by our history with the British monarchy, highlighted by the image of Queen Elizabeth II on our twenty-dollar bills. Indeed, symbols of the British monarchy make our Canadian identity very distinctive when compared with that of the United States. Other distinguishing traits are the RCMP and bilingualism.

Canadian symbols capture the spirit of this country.

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Services Directory Business & Professional


D & R Accounting

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Personal & Corporate Tax Bookkeeping Farm Planning CAIS Applications Financial Planning Bill Riach, CFP Doreen Riach Cheryl Bryksa, CA Phone: 528.4621 or 528.2032 Nokomis, SK



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Sports news & commentary weekly news The Father’s Day weekend was upon us and that means that the 35th annual Saskatoon Padres Fastball Tournament took place in Saskatoon. This tournament always seems to be hampered by rain with the last two years being rained out completely, but with games starting Friday night and the forecast sunny for Saturday the 13 team tournament would go ahead as scheduled. The Rustlers would open up bright and early Saturday morning with an 8:00 a.m. game vs the Saskatoon Jr. A Diamondbacks. Bulyea would open up an early 3-0 lead in the first inning on the strength of consecutive hits by Jon Krahenbil, Josh Jordan, and Troy Gordon with RBIs coming from Wayne Flotre and Justin Sievert. The Diamondbacks would answer with a pair of runs in the top of the second, but the Rustlers strong start continued as they would score four more runs in their half of the second inning. With the score 7-2 in favor of the Rustlers, starting pitcher Kevin Young would only allow one more run over the next four innings to make the Diamondback deficit four

runs heading into the bottom of the sixth inning. Wayne Flotre would lead off the inning with a walk, two outs would follow before Cory Hill would keep the inning alive with a single. Jon Krahenbil would then step to the plate and blast a three run home run deep over the right center field fence, making the score 10-3 and bringing the mercy rule into effect. Krahenbil collected three hits in the game falling a triple short of the hitting for the cycle. Kevin Young would pick up the win on the mound giving up three runs on eight hits, one walk, and seven strikeouts. The second game of the day was going to see the Rustlers facing off against the Bridge City River Cats from Saskatoon. Both teams had one win and zero losses going in, with the winner taking first place in their pool. The game opened up slowly with neither team scoring in the first inning. Unfortunately, an injury to the Rivercats starting pitcher would not enable him to throw to his capabilities. The Rustlers would take full advantage, sending 10 men to the plate and scoring six runs in the top of the second

inning. Starting pitcher Kevin Young would breeze through the first three innings giving up zero runs on three hits and seven strikeouts. The Rustlers would increase the lead in the following innings on the strength of home runs from Mike Jordan, Justin Sievert, and Tayler Jordan. Final score would be 11-0 giving the Rustlers first place in their pool. Peter Hill, Mike Jordan, Wayne Flotre, and Justin Sievert would all collect two hits and score two runs each in the game. Next up would be an 8:00 a.m. quarter final game on Sunday morning, but steady rainfall would have something to say about that, and the rest of the tournament would be cancelled due to wet conditions. Back in Regina the Rustlers were to have two league games on Tuesday and Wednesday night. Tuesday night’s game would be rained out and Wednesday night’s game would be awarded to the Rustlers via forfeit by the Standing Buffalo Dakotas. Please see the leagues website, ramblerparkfastball/ for all schedule updates.

UPCOMING SPORTS EVENTS Phone 528-2020 • 725-3030

NOTICE Along with placing ‘reader ads’ under town news headers, we now offer the option to also place your ‘reader ad’ on the Sports Page to promote your upcoming sporting events. If you already have the same reader ad in either the community news section and/or the classifieds, you can place the same reader ad on the sports page at a 20 per cent discount.

Best Canadian baseball player: Joey Votto Ferguson Jenkins was the best Canadian baseball player ever, until Larry Walker came along. Walker was the best until Justin Morneau came along. And Justin Morneau was the best until Joey Votto came along. As we stand now, in 2012, the Cincinnati Reds’ Votto is undisputedly the best Canadian player in Major League Baseball and may go down as the best ever. (Brett Lawrie of the Blue Jays might snatch that label down the road, but that could be a column five years from now – not 2012.) Votto, a first baseman from Toronto recently signed a 10year contract with the Reds for a reported $225 million, putting him into the Prince Fielder-Albert Pujols stratosphere of salaries. Prior to putting his signature on that contract – likely the last one he’ll ever sign — there were whispers that he might become a free agent and sign

with his hometown Blue Jays, making Toronto fans from coast to coast absolutely giddy. As a Blue Jay, Votto in Canada would be a super-duper star, with the summertime profile of Sidney Crosby, but he’s doing pretty well in that regard in his adopted Cincinnati, too. Columnist B.J. Bethel of Dayton, Ohio said signing Votto to a long-term contract was something the Reds had to do to convince their fans the team was serious about contending. He’s the Reds’ first bonafide superstar since the days of Barry Larkin and Eric Davis, Bethel wrote. Now in his fifth full season with the Reds, Votto’s numbers are extraordinary – again. He has averaged more than 30 homers and 100 runs-batted-in per season and he’s on pace through the first third of 2012 for another MVP-type season. He won the National League Most Valuable Player award in 2010, thanks to a statistical season that ranks with anything

the likes of Mantle, Williams, Aaron and Mays ever put together – 38 homers, 113 RBI and a .324 average. Flash in

Dana Meise is now on the Saskatchewan leg of his 22,000 journey to hike the Trans Canada Trail across the country, reaching each of Canada’s three oceans. Meise arrived at Burgess Beach on Good Spirit Lake, located about 20 minutes northeast of Yorkton, Saskatchewan, on June 18, 2012. Meise began his journey on May 6, 2008 in Cape Spear, Newfoundland, the same place that Canadian hero Terry Fox launched his own cross-Canada trek. He said he was inspired by both Fox and Rick Hansen to complete this journey. Meise keeps a record of his travels on his blog, The Great Hike, and via social media such as Twitter and Facebook, using photos, videos and written blurbs to provide an indepth look at Canadian history and culture. His goal is to learn about each community and province he passes through, and to one

Tip of the Week I believe there is no one golf tip that suits everyone but I do believe that we can all learn something from being healthy and fit. I believe that improving ones range of motion and stability will lead to lasting improvements to the golf swing. Chad Lavallee PGA of Saskatchewan Professional Elmwood Golf & Country Club Swift Current, SK

isho: “Union Rags won the 144th Belmont Stakes, Saturday. But, it was I’ll Have Another, recently put out to stud, who was grinning ear-to-ear.” • Janice Hough of leftcoast-


the pan? Not in the least. He’s a career .317 hitter and has home-run totals of 24, 24, 37, 29. This year, he was batting .359 through June 17 and was among the NL leaders in all slugging categories. On-base percentage? First. Slugging percentage? First. His numbers through 63 games put him on a 31-homer, 113-RBI pace, numbers that will certainly have Votto included in yearend MVP conversations if the Reds continue to dominate the NL Central Division. Votto may never be a Blue Jay, but he’ll always be a Canadian favourite. • Comedy writer Jerry Per-

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day compile this knowledge into a book. “We welcome Dana Meise to our province and hope that he experiences the best that Saskatchewan has to offer in terms of our unique landscape and outstanding hospitality,” says Saskatchewan Trails Association (STA) President Cathy Watts. “Not everyone can embark on a cross-country trek, but we can all learn alongside Dana by following his journey. We hope his adventure will inspire others to explore different segments of our own great trail system and the communities it connects.” The STA was established in July 2004 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the maintenance and expansion of the Trans Canada Trail, and other recreational trails in Saskatchewan. Also falling under the STA mandate is the responsibility to increase levels of usage and promote trails in the province.

Rule of the Week Rule 3-2: Maximum Score for a Hole Q: What is the maximum score a player may have for a hole? A: The Rules of Golf do not set a maximum score for a hole; the ball must be holed (see Rules 1-1, 2-1, and 3-2). In match play only, your opponent may concede your next stroke – see Rule 2-4. The Golf Canada Handicapping System specifies that players must adjust their scores under Equitable Stroke Control (ESC)prior to posting those scores for Handicapping purposes. Any adjustments for ESC are made after the round is completed. 9 or Less Course Handicap – Maximum 2 over par 10 – 19 Course Handicap – Maximum score per hole = 7 20 – 29 Course Handicap – Maximum score per hole = 8 30 – 39 Course Handicap – Maximum score per hole = 9 40 and Over Course Handicap – Maximum score per hole = 10 Note: for most recreational golfers, please play the game in whatever manner makes the game enjoyable. If you are playing for a drink or a friendly wager please play by the Rules of Golf.

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by Bruce Penton “ I heard since he’s heading out to stud at such a young age I’ll Have Another was just named the official horse of the NBA.” • Comedy writer Jim Barach: “I’ll Have Another was pulled from the Belmont Stakes because of an injury and will immediate retire to stud. To which Tiger Woods says ‘You don’t have to retire to do that.’ “ • Comedy writer Tim Hunter: “This just in. I’ll Have Another is changing his name to Bring Me Another Filly.”

• Perisho again: “The Los Angeles Kings won their very first Stanley Cup, Monday. A winner once every 45 years; kind of like Hollywood marriages.” • Steve Rushin of “Michael Buffer ushering in the Apocalypse at a monster truck rally would be less bombastic than NBA introductions.” • Barach again: “A Tennessee man owes child support to 15 women after fathering more than 20 children. When hearing about this the players on the NBA Memphis Grizzlies sent him an honourary team jersey.” • R.J. Currie of sportsdeke. com: “Sidney Crosby will reportedly be offered a 10-year deal worth $90 million. It’s conditional on Penguins management having their heads examined. “ • Another one from Currie, the king of the groaners: “Mark Nichols, former third for Brad Gushue, confirmed he will throw first stones this season for Jeff Stoughton. That’s today’s lead story.” • Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times, on the Kings’ Stanley Cup victory: “At long last, Kings. The most popular puck around here is no longer Wolfgang.” • NBC’s Jimmy Fallon, af-

ter the Heat’s LeBron James revealed he’d just finished reading ‘The Hunger Games’ trilogy: “The bad news is he did it during the fourth quarter of Game 1.” • Headline at SportsPickle. com: “Looting in downtown Newark reportedly unrelated to Devils defeat.” • Dwight Perry in the Seattle Times: “This just in: Two of the three judges from the June 9 Bradley-Pacquiao fight have just declared the Patriots the winner of this year’s Super Bowl.” • Perry again: “Golf fanatic B.J. Reichert of Whitehouse, Ohio, has one-yearold twin sons named Jack and Nicklaus, the Toledo Blade reported. Someday the kids will thank their lucky stars that dad wasn’t a big fan of, say, Duffy Waldorf.” • Greg Cote, Miami Herald: A day after Rafael Nadal won the French Open, “he had a $347,000 watch stolen from his Paris hotel room. If I’m spending $347,000 for a watch, it had better be able to turn back the hands of time.” Care to comment? Email: Disclaimer: the opinions expressed are those of the writer

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Dorothy Wolter • 363-2148

Many Drake students won awards and scholarships in the 34th annual awards, held with Lanigan High School. It was wonderful to see so many mentioned, some more than once in the Lanigan Advisor school report. June 13 the Drake Silver Sages held their monthly supper with approximately 20 people attending. Correction Jacob Gunther was not put to rest in the North Star Cemetery; it was Anne Braun. I’ve learned that a smile is

an inexpensive way to improve your looks. Pastor Emily Toews is back home from a week visiting in Ontario, etc. She spoke at Kay Gibney’s funeral. Did anyone motor to Saskatoon for the 43rd annual Relief Sale and Auction Mennonite Central Committee? I would like to go next year. Trains are travelling down the track again in our village; you know they are music to my ears. On Saturday, June 16, 12 or more Monarch butterflies

Endings and Beginnings “Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” (Romans 12:2) June is a month of ending and beginnings – graduations and weddings; home leavings and home comings; summer jobs and moving. A word

this week for all the grads to believe they have finished their ‘education’ and haven’t yet discovered that it is just about to begin. There you are with your new diploma, degree or certificate; your $25,000 student loan and all your friends and relatives asking about future employment plans. You don’t have the heart to tell them

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tuesday, june 26, 2012 • last mountain times swarmed the miniatures lilac bush in the Villa flower bed. The celebration of George Wildeman’s life was held in the Lanigan and District Heritage Centre on June 16. Gratitude: Making sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. Condolences to the families of Conrad Borsheim of Watrous in his passing June 16th at age 64. A memorial celebration of his life will be held in Watrous at the Civic Centre. Get well wishes, thinking of, prayers for, Ed (Leila) Kornelsen, Harvey Bartel, Belle Mullet, all doctors, nurses, caregivers, folk in hospitals, in lodges, members mourning the loss of a loved one, and anyone at home and just not feeling up to par. From June 14 to 16, Kath-

erine Funk had the pleasure of having her sister Margaret and brother-in-law, Herfried Telke visit her. They travelled here from Medicine Hat, Alberta and helped Katherine celebrate her 87th birthday. The weekend of June 9, the Prairie Falcon Motorcycle Rally took place, leaving at 1:00 p.m. from Saskatoon. They travelled to Outlook for a coffee break, Delisle, Pike Lake and back to Saskatoon. There were 16 bikers and three lady passengers. One cyclist hit a deer and suffered a broken leg. June 19 the Drake Wheatland Regional Library held their annual hot dog sale. Rain was threatening but a fair to good crowd turned out. Geo and Maria Fast of Beechy were in Drake on the 17th; Larry and Donna Balon of Warman were in Drake also.

you just put you name in for a McJob. Wasn’t it a promise that if you got a Grade 12 or technical training certificate or and undergraduate or graduate degree the world would beat a path to your doorstep? Why aren’t they knocking? Heaven knows it is at least twice as hard to finish high school today as when I slid out the door happy to be free of the place. Now begins the real education. None of us have a firm grasp of what the future holds. Education institutions and society-at-large reward youth who are ‘bright and quick’, ‘athletic’ and ‘good looking’, but life rewards those who are determined and work hard. An ending such as a graduation is in reality a new beginning. It is an opportunity to discover more about your God given talents and abilities. Although it is something your grandmother would say, it is a true adage that ‘God never closes a door but that God opens a window’. Grandma’s life experience has taught her this. Our God is a God of second chances – and third and fourth if need be. Don’t ever limit yourself

to the person others think you are and don’t even limit yourself to the one you think you are. God knows you to be a must greater person – more joyful, more loving, more caring, more able person than you can possibly imagine. Not that she was a noted theologian, but this is what comedienne Gracie Allen was trying to convey when she said: “Never put a period where God has placed a comma.” Too often we give up on ourselves. We believe we are not smart enough or strong enough or courageous enough. We think we are too lazy, too poor, too old or too unattractive. It’s not true. Whether we are 18 or 80, God is not finished with us yet. There is still time for God’s will to become perfected in us. Graduation? It’s a commencement – the beginning of a new life. Begin it with hope and optimism. Begin it secure in the faith that God is beginning a new work in you.

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#13: Don’t Take Responsibility The people you need to recruit are those that blame everything on someone else. Positive thinking, enterprising and entrepreneurial people find a void as an opportunity to make money, to develop new skills, or see a new challenge. Negative people see challenges as impossible obstacles to overcome. To kill a community, you and everyone you know must not take responsibility for anything that is wrong. Convince others that everything wrong is someone else’s fault and someone else’s responsibility, that way you will not feel compelled to fix the problems. Don’t ever take responsibility or you may just lead your community to successful initiatives. For the past 13 weeks, we have presented excerpts from the non-fiction book 13 Ways to Kill Your Community, by Alberta authors Doug Griffiths and Kelly Clemmer. See editorial on page 2 for more on this topic.

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Semans Heritage Indoor Horse Show

The Semans Heritage Indoor Horse Show was held on June 16 & 17, 2012 at the Semans Skating Rink. People from all over the province attended the show. Classes were offered to tiny mites up to seniors. Those who took the time to come to the show either to spectate or bring a horse were greatly ap-

preciated. The Horse Show judge was Mr. Kevin Pole, all the way from Mortlach, SK. – he did a fabulous job. Volunteers made all the difference to this event, as without them, the show wouldn’t have been able to happen. Kiera Mooney from Star City, SK won HiPoint Show Horse on Mr. Oles

Son Bar. Mercedes Blight from Kelliher, SK won Hi-Point Gymkhana Horse on her horse Nickel. Although everyone was tired as the weekend ended and the last trailer left, seeing all the smiles on everyone’s faces made all of the effort worthwhile. -submitted by Lynn Gettis

Young show entrant Lexi Vollman with the reins to her miniature horse and cart entry.

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Obituary Mary Gettis

June 12, 1923–June 14, 2012 Mary was born in Bradbury, England on June 12, 1923, and lived with her parents, James and Rachel Knowles and sister, Marie, in Great Harwood, Lancashire. In 1939, she joined the Royal Air Force where she met Duain Gettis, a gunner with the Royal Artillery. They married on January 9, 1945 in England and lived the majority of their life on a farm near Semans, Saskatchewan. Mary enjoyed many years at their condo in Mesa, Arizona where she loved to entertain and golf. After Duain passed away, she moved to Calgary to be near Denise and family. Mary passed away peacefully in Calgary on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at the age of 89 years. Mary was predeceased by her parents and Duain, her husband of 52 years. Mary is survived by her six children: Jim (Barbara), Dawn (Stephen), Denise (Allen), Ken (Bernadette), Kevin (Lynn), and Gary. She will be greatly missed by her sister, Marie (Ray) Roberts of England and daughter-in-law Melody Gettis. She was also the proud grandmother of 15 grandchildren and 17 greatgrandchildren. She will be missed for her smile, great sense of humour, and her ready laugh. The Funeral Mass took place in Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Raymore, Saskatchewan, on Tuesday, June 19 at 2:00 p.m. officiated by Rev. Father Francis Plaparampil. Register Attandants were Sheena Gettis and Joana Dosdall. Ushers were Stephen Bernard and Jason Van Damme. The Eulogy was given by Dawn Bernard. Scripture Readers were Sheena Gettis (First Reader & Psalm) and Jade Van Damme (Second Reader & Intercession). Offerotory was by Jodie Bernard and Michelle Harder. The Mass Server was Mackenzie Van Damme. Honorary Pallbearers were Devin Harder, Brandon Gettis and Shaun Gettis. Pallbearers were Jason Dosdall, Jeff Gettis, Troy Gettis, Nolan Gettis, Paul Gettis, Michael Gettis and Jesse Gettis. Organist was Fran Wilde. Following the graveside service in the Semans Cemetery, family and friends gathered for lunch and a time of fellowship in the lower level of the Semans United Church courtesy of the Semans UCW. For those so wishing, donations to Semans Cemetery Fund or Canadian Nurses for Africa, 96 Bethel Church Road, RR#2, Lynden, Ontario, L0R 1T0 would be appreciated. Fotheringham - McDougall Funeral Service of Watrous and Nokomis in care of arrangements.

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Laverne Hobson (sitting behind computer) is in training to become the new Village of Semans Administrator. Jose Digney (not pictured) will remain as assistant administrator. Charmayne Szatkowski (right) has accepted the position of Administrator for the Village of Air Ronge, SK., after holding the position of Village of Semans Administrator since - photo Lynn Gettis January of 1998. We wish Charmayne well in her new position.


PUBLIC NOTICE Required Amendments to the Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw Pursuant to The Planning and Development Act, 2007, Public Notice is herby given that the Council of the Rural Municipality of Mount Hope No. 279 has been required by the Minister of Municipal Affairs to amend the Bylaws comprising the Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw to conform to “provincial requirements”. These two Bylaws were approved recently by the Province on the condition that more specific references be added to the Bylaws regarding the provincial standard for floodproofing in areas with potential flood problems. The Ministry’s letters started the “The province required development below the 1:500 flood elevation be prohibited or flood proofed to a safe building elevation. This is required to be addressed through the policies and standards set out in the official community plan and zoning bylaw. From a provincial perspective, the bylaws do not fully address flooding, thereby placing unnecessary potential costs for disaster assistance on the province.” The new Official Community Plan (OCP) is being amended to clarify that all new developments and subdivisions in areas with potential flood problems will be prohibited, unless Council is satisfied that the site, or sites, have an area with a safe building elevation. If information to provide assurance of such safety factors is not available from the province, it must be supplied by the applicant to the RM Council. The new Zoning Bylaw is being amended to clarify the process by which such information regarding a safe building elevation will be supplied to Council as part of the development or subdivision process. These amendments are meant to help RM residents, the RM Council, developers and Government agencies in using both documents to assist in the future growth of the RM. The proposed bylaws may be inspected by and interested person or group at the MUNICIPAL OFFICE from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday (excluding holidays). Copied of the proposed bylaws are available at cost from the RM office in Semans. Council will hold a public meeting at the RM office in Semans on the 10 day of July, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. to hear any person or group who wants to comment on the proposed Bylaws. Written submissions will also be accepted at the RM office until 8:45 a.m. on that day. th

Issued at Semans, This 13th day of June , 2012.

Cal Shaw RM Administrator


Nicolsons travel east Allan (James) Nicolson of Regina (originally of Raymore), along with his son Brad and wife Carol of Calgary recently flew from Calgary to Halifax for a short vacation. They toured

around with a rented a car for ten days. Their first stop was at Peggy’s Cove and then they headed south to Liverpool where they toured the Hank Snow Museum. Next stop was at Windsor (the birthplace of hockey) and a visit

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MANAGEMENT POSITION SEMANS HOUSING AUTHORITY A contract Manager is required for the management of the Semans Housing Authority. The successful candidate will report to the Board of Directors and be responsible for the day to day operations of the Housing Authority. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: • Financial analysis • Budgeting • Property management • Supervision of contracted personnel • Good oral and written communication skills • Good interpersonal skills • Well organized • Ability to maintain confidentiality Closing Date: Submit your resume in confidence by July 13th to: Wanda Sheils, Chairperson Semans Housing Authority Box 89 Semans, Saskatchewan S0A 3S0


to the hockey museum where the first hockey written rules of hockey are on display. Springhill was also on their itinerary, where they took in the Anne Murray Museum. The Nicolsons stopped in Dieppe and went through a warehouse like the one that Brad works at in Calgary. A trip over the Canso Causeway which connects Cape Breton island to Nova Scotia took them to Baddeck where they toured the Alexander Graham Bell Museum. Next they went to Sydney and then on to Halifax. During their trip, they also toured the last Navy ship Allan served on – H.M.C.S. Preserver. Approximately 2,500 km in total. All in all a good time. -submitted by A.J. Nicolson

Viterra and CWB announce partnership Viterra and the Canadian Wheat Board late last week announced a grain-handling agreement to serve farmers and enduse customers in the new western Canadian grain-marketing environment beginning August 1. Under the commercial agreement, Viterra will accept deliveries of grain that farmers commit to CWB contracts at all Viterra locations across Western Canada. The agreement also includes port handling services. “We are very pleased to forge a new alliance with Viterra that will greatly assist the CWB in marketing farmers’ grain through our pool programs,” said CWB president and CEO Ian White. “Access to Viterra facilities means farmers now have a wide range of locations to deliver the grain they contract with CWB.” The agreement provides growers with access to the CWB pool programs for wheat, durum, and barley, and to Viterra’s comprehensive logistics network across Western Canada.

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Agriculture news & views

CCA applauds Canada’s acceptance into the Trans-Pacific Partnership The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) says it strongly supports Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s announcement that Canada has been accepted to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. Canada is now the 11th country to be included in the negotiations,

with the application from Japan remaining pending. “The Canadian beef industry is highly export dependent and we thank the Prime Minister for taking action that will increase market access,” CCA President Martin Unrau said. “We also commend Ministers Gerry Ritz and Ed Fast for their tireless

efforts to open markets and expand access for high quality Canadian beef.” The TPP negotiations are complementary to the bilateral free trade negotiations recently launched between Canada and Japan, noted Unrau. “Regardless of whether or when Japan is eventually

by Calvin Daniels

down, and that won’t be good news for the sector. But prices are cyclical, and the sector knows that. What is more interesting out of this year’s World Expo, is a discussion taking place in the United States about the fate of individual sow stalls. The stalls have become one of the main concerns for many consumer groups regarding how hogs are raised. Those with a concern suggest the gestation stalls are far too limiting in their allowed movement for the sow. The move is to group housing, with a number of producers already taking that step. But there is a feeling it may become a legislated change, one pushed through government by consumer demand. The issue though is whether the concern is one of perception the sow is better off in a loose housing situation, or not. Having grown up a pig farm, in an era before farrowing crates were evenly widely used, and most gestating sows were housed in outdoor lots, I can attest to the fact sows housed together in loose lots do not get along well. Larger sows are quite willing to bully smaller ones at the feed trough, and they are not gentle in doing so. Individual sows

stall allow greater customization of feeding for sows, which has its merits. Of course the science of things means little to consumers. They work on emotion and perception, and are vocal in regards to both. Consumers are voters, with far more of them out there than farmers, so politicians tend to listen to them. That is where legislation can happen which has little to do with common sense – the ban on horse slaughter in the U.S. a glaring example of such bad decision by government based on misplaced consumer pressure. Moving forward, the hog, poultry and other farm sectors, even grain production in terms of chemical application on genetically modified varieties, will face more interference from such regulations and legislation. And that should be a future the World Pork Expo, and all farm meetings looking ahead should be discussing. Calvin Daniels is a Yorkton-based ag columnist and writer. Disclaimer: the opinions expressed are those of the writer.

Crop Report THE WEEKLY

Ninety-eight per cent of the 2012 crop has been seeded, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s Weekly Crop Report for the period ending June 18. Last year at this time, only 82 per cent of the crop had been seeded. The five-year (2007-2011) average for this time of year is approximately 91 per cent seeded. Ninety-seven per cent of the crop is seeded in the southeast, 98 per cent in the southwestern and northwestern regions, 96 per cent in the east-central area and 99 per cent in the west-central and northeastern regions. Rain showers were recorded in most of the province last week, with some areas receiving over four inches of rainfall. Due to excessive moisture and lack of warm weath-

er, crop development ranges from normal to behind normal, depending on the area. Most crops that have emerged are in good to fair condition. Producers across the province continue to deal with very wet soil conditions. Topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as 48 per cent surplus and 52 per cent adequate. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is 27 per cent surplus, 72 per cent adequate and one per cent short. Excess moisture is delaying in-crop pest control applications for most producers in the province. There have been reports of hail damage and localized flooding in some areas. Farmers are busy trying to control pests and getting ready to start haying.

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particular interest are the elimination of Japan’s 38.5 per cent and Vietnam’s 20 per cent tariffs on beef. With the elimination of the Japanese tariff, Canadian beef exports to that market could quadruple to approximately $275 million per year.

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AgNotes The World Pork Expo in Des Moine, Iowa, as you might expect, is an event where the industry has a chance to crystal ball its future. It is a chance to see what lies ahead for an agricultural sector which has been battered by low prices for too much of the last decade. It was a decade here in Saskatchewan which took the hog industry from being the poster child of farm diversification, to one pretty much on life support. The processing of pork has basically been moved out of Saskatchewan, and the largest producers ended up needing to restructure debt with those owed money getting far less than they would have wanted in order to buoy the barns. It was actually interesting how the fate of the sector changed so quickly. Hog productions looked like the perfect enterprise for Saskatchewan as a way to value-add to cereal grains which had long faced low prices made worth by the distance to ocean export position. Things have stabilized a bit the last couple of years, but there are indications that prices may be back on their way back

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The Harper Government says it will keep moving forward on its commitment to give Western Canadian wheat and barley farmers marketing freedom. Last week, a panel of three judges ruled in the Harper Government’s favour and overturned the declaration issued by Federal Court Justice Douglas Campbell on December 7th, 2011. “We are very pleased that the declaration has been overturned as we always expected it would be,” said Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz. “Today’s decision reinforces our belief that we must focus on the future opportunities that marketing freedom affords Western farmers, instead of trying to turn back the clock.” The Marketing Freedom for Grain Farmers Act will end the monopoly of the CWB as of August 1, 2012 and give Western Canadian farmers the ability to sell their wheat, durum and barley to the buyer of their choice, including a voluntary CWB. Meanwhile, the group calling itself Friends of the CWB says it will take the necessary time to study June 18, 2012 ruling from the Federal Court of Appeal. “We will be asked whether or not the Friends will seek leave to appeal this ruling to the Supreme Court,” said Stewart Wells, Chair of the FCWB. “The only answer that we can give at this point is that we will study this ruling and reasons given by the Federal Court of Appeal.” Wells added that The Friends of the Canadian Wheat Board will continue the Constitutional and Class Action lawsuit which contains provisions to restore the single desk Wheat Board and seek damages of approximately $17 billion from the Federal Government, saying, “The constitutional/class action suit really gets down to the heart of the issue – confiscation of farmers’ money and lost income – and the work on this case is ongoing.” The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association is pleased with the unanimous decision of the Federal Court of Appeal. “This ruling removes any doubt about the implementation of an open market for wheat and barley on August 1,” says Kevin Bender, President of the Wheat Growers. “Marketing freedom is here and here to stay.”

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The Resort Villages of Kannata Valley and Sask Beach are gearing up for July 1 Canada Day. There will be a Kannata Valley Canada Day parade and barbecue. Everyone is invited to be part of the parade with a costume, float, decorated bicycle, etc. There will be a special float representing ‘Teddy Bears Anonymous,’ a registered charity founded by Luke Lawrence and Jan Reap of Kannata Valley. This charity provides teddy bears to children in Regina’s hospitals in honor of Luke’s daughter Erin who passed away in 2007. This small gesture on the part of ‘Teddy Bears Anonymous’ can bring some sick child the gift of comfort. If you would like to contribute to this very worthwhile cause, please bring a stuffed

animal(s) to toss on the float as it passes. Due to hospital policy, these stuffed animals must be new and have the manufacturer’s tab attached, and wrapped in plastic. A barbecue and live entertainment will follow. The Resort Village of Sask Beach will also have Canada Day celebrations. There will be activities for the children and an adult ladder toss tournament, followed by a roast beef dinner. Fireworks at dark. Recently, Renee Sherratt of The Greek Night on the Prairies committee, presented a cheque in the amount of $20,000.00 to Bob Wilson of the Silton Hall Committee. The Silton Hall Committee is working with the Town of Silton, an architect and contractors, on a plan for the expan-

tuesday, june 26, 2012 • last mountain times sion of the community hall. The Silton Hall serves communities from Bulyea to Craven for the Silton Silhouettes, the Sunshine Club (Seniors), and the 4-H, as well as other groups. The Hall is used more than 400 times in a year. A few activities to watch for this fall are: zumba classes, Silton Silhouettes Dance group, 4-H, Last Mountain Lake Community Association, Hallowe’en masquerade dance and the Christmas party.

As with many other groups, the Greek Night on the Prairies, and the Silton Hall Committee are always looking for new members. If you are interested in participating, please contact yours truly and I will direct you to the right source. That’s all for this week! Hopefully next week will be a big improvement, maybe two hands on the keyboard and a few less meds! Stay dry and enjoy the rain.

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Coming soon to a farmer’s market near you: whisky It turns out that fine baked goods and woven ornaments aren’t the only things you can make with prairie wheat. You can also make premium whisky. And now, like the golden breads and the intricate weavings, you will be able to buy Saskatchewan-crafted liquors at local farmers’ markets. Last Mountain Distillery is Saskatchewan’s first micro-distillery. A true mom-and-pop enterprise, Last Mountain Distillery is owned by Colin and Meredith Schmidt and operated out of their small shop in Lumsden. In this humble workshop they manufacture both a vodka and a whisky. Both are premiumquality, handcrafted, distinctive, and delicious. Colin is originally from Regina, and Meredith is from Vermont. They were living in rural Saskatchewan, pursuing their respective careers when they decided they wanted to go into business. A friend of theirs had been operating a successful micro-distillery in the United States and he offered to teach them the craft. “We thought it would be a fun business to get into because there is a friendly, social aspect to it,” Meredith explained. The company launched its vodka last fall, and the whisky soon after.

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when they try Last Mountain Whisky for the first time, because it doesn’t taste anything like the Canadian whiskies they know...”

Colin and Meredith Schmidt outside of their Lumsden shop. Photos supplied by LM Distillery

The vodka is a departure from what North Americans typically expect. “Most vodkas are made to be flavourless, neutral spirits,” Meredith says. “Our intent was truer to the old-world style, in which vodka has a flavour of its own.” The taste of Last Mountain Vodka is indeed distinctive, and appealing, but difficult to describe. Colin says many tasters describe it as “sweet,” but he’s not sure that’s entirely accurate. “It does have body to it, it feels less watery and tastes less fiery than what a lot of people are used to,” he says, “and maybe that’s why some people describe it as sweet.” The Schmidts enjoy sipping it neat or on the rocks, but they say it goes very well in any traditional vodka-based cocktail. Contrary to popular belief, the best vodka is not

made from potatoes. Last Mountain, like most premium vodkas, is distilled from an all-grain mash – corn in this case. And the whisky, like most Canadian “rye” whiskies, does not contain rye. Last Mountain is made purely from prairie wheat, and that is part of what makes it different. “The distillate is one part of what gives whisky its character,” Colin says. “The keys are really in the distilling, aging, and blending skills of the person making the whisky.” Colin’s skills produce a whisky with a toasty, toffee-like flavour. Although it carries the full 40% alcohol, it doesn’t have the alcohol “burn” of a typical rye, and makes for a good sipping whisky. Some people are surprised when they try Last Mountain Whisky for the first time, because it doesn’t taste anything like the Canadian whiskies they know. “We didn’t set out to make a Crown Royal or a Wiser’s,” Colin says. “This is a handcrafted local product and we’re very proud of its unique character.” As trailblazing distillers, Colin and Meredith also had to pioneer their way through liquor laws that didn’t have microdistilleries in mind when they were drafted. It was a long process, but they say the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority worked hard with them to get the licensing and taxation regulations in place. Considering the cooperation they experienced from SLGA, it is ironic that you won’t find Last Mountain spirits on the liquor store shelves. “As a small business, we have a pretty exact price-perbottle where we can compete and be sustainable,” Meredith says. “The SLGA respected that, but their own regulations mandate a markup that would drive our retail price up to over $50 a bottle.” So instead of stocking the liquor themselves, SLGA approved Last Mountain for on-site retail, and for distribution through licensed off-sales. This means you can get Last Mountain products at the distillery, at your local hotel off-sale, or through specialty off-sales like brewpubs. This has been a bit of a hindrance in some respects, but at the same time it has given local hotel-owners some exclusivity, and helped recruit them into the sales force. Cody Rodgers owns the Bulyea Hillside Hotel with his wife Doni. “One time this winter, a visiting rec hockey team came in for a beer after their game,” Cody says. “They saw our Last Mountain poster and asked about it. I poured them each a taste, and every one of them bought a bottle of vodka and a bottle of whisky.” Some restaurants – Chillers and Kergano’s in Moose Jaw, Fitzgerald’s Pub in Weyburn, and the popular Brazilian steakhouse Saboroso in Saskatoon – have made Last Mountain their “house” selections. It is served in several Regina restaurants, and sold over the bar and as off-sale in many bars and brewpubs across the province. This spring, the SLGA approved sale of micro-distilled spirits in farmers’ markets. So far Last Mountain has been to farmers’ markets in Lumsden and Regina, and they plan to expand that network as their own time and scheduling permits. “We believe in our product,” says Meredith. “By this stage we had planned to be selling 500 bottles a month, and we’ve actually been selling more than twice that. At the same time, we keep running into people, even whole communities, who have never heard of us, so we have a lot of places to visit to get the word out.” Their success means Colin and Meredith have had to expand their operation. They just put a shed next to shop so they can keep a fresh supply of clean new bottles handy to the

Last Mountain Distillery’s whisky and vodka. distillery, and they have invested in a bottling machine that will fill four bottles at a time. It’s a far cry from an industrialscale operation, and they say that’s what makes it special. “As a small company with a unique handcrafted product, we’re excited to sit behind a table at a farmers’ market,” says Meredith. “It gives us a good opportunity to talk about our products and get to know our customers.” - by Jeff Gaye, freelance writer, Bulyea, SK

Prairie Valley School Division salutes the graduating class of 2012! May your future hold many successes. 33c

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