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

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Volume 105, No. 35

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Published by Last Mountain Times Ltd. Box 340, Nokomis, SK S0G 3R0

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Nokomis students camp at Pike Lake

Page 5 Bulyea Blazers host playoff tournament

Page 8 Streetheart performs for Canada Day

Page 12 Psychology for Living

The fireworks display is always the high-light of any July 1st celebration, and this year was no exception. Although the weather during the day was not a hot as some had hoped for, this year’s July 1st celebration at Last Mountain Regional Park attracted the usual large crowd of picnickers, campers, swimmers and sun-bathers. And their attendance was rewarded later in the evening with a spectacular fireworks display against an overcast sky. Some say it was the “best ever” fireworks display for Last Mountain Regional Park! photo: Lori Degenstien, Govan

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SaskPower says operations returned to normal on July 3 following numerous power outages across the province the week of June 25. “It’s fair to say this outage was unprecedented in our history because of its reach,” said SaskPower President and CEO Robert Watson. “I want to sincerely thank SaskPower customers for their patience and understanding. SaskPower employees and contractors worked extremely hard to restore power, in many cases sooner than expected.” At the height of last week’s major storms: eleven high-voltage transmission lines were down in rural areas; approximately 500 linemen were working in the field, not including employees in SaskPower’s call centre, emergency planning teams, safety personnel, support teams, or those supplying equipment and vehicles to the field; SaskPower averaged 2,500 - 3,000 customer calls per hour to the outage management centre (30-40 calls per minute); crews worked in deep water and mud, which requires special equipment and skills; employees patrolled power lines from the air to determine the locations of outages more quickly. SaskPower says it will install 500,000 smart meters by the end of 2014. Among other benefits, smart meters will provide better identification and tracking of power outages. SaskPower maintains and operates more than 157,000 km of power lines in Saskatchewan.

Canada Day at the beaches (Resort Village of Kannata Valley and Saskatchewan Beach) was well-attended, and events included a parade, a barbecue, and Canada Day cupcakes for all. As shown above, Roughriders CEO Jim Hopson was on hand to take part in the celebrations, along with Colleen McKinnon (centre) and Lee Curtis from Rockridge Developments. (more details and photos on page 23) photo: Mae Clarke

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Dear Editor: Recently the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) announced that Prairie grain farmers will pay 9.5% more to ship their grain. Based on the 2011 total freight bill under the Revenue Cap of $952 million, a 9.5% increase means another $90 million dollars straight out of the pockets of Prairie farmers. Based on 31 million tonnes shipped in 2011, the average freight rate was $31.71 per tonne. A 9.5% increase means another $2.92 per tonne in freight, or about $3 per seeded acre. Most of the 9.5% increase has little to do with the actual costs of hauling grain. In fact, the price index for the actual costs of hauling grain went up by only 1.6%. Most of the increase – about 7.9% – is a result of two changes in accounting methodology made by the CTA to the way it calculates the railways’ corporate costs. According to the CTA website, the first change is based on recommendations from the railways to change the way the CTA calculates the “cost of equity” component of the cost of capital. According to the CTA: “Cost of capital is defined as an estimate of the total return on net investment that is required by shareholders and debt holders so that debt costs can be paid and equity investors can be provided with an adequate return on investment consistent with the risks assumed for the period under consideration. The new methodology is nearly identical to the previous methodology but differs in establishing the cost rate of equity …” So, the change to the CTA’s cost of equity calculation has been done to ensure that CN and CP share-holders are provided an “adequate return on investment consistent with the risks assumed”. Grain farmers will be paying more so investors are attracted to CN and CP shares. But, is investing in CN and CP actually risky? APAS has learned from discussions at industry events that major investment firms in Western Canada have been advising their clients

to invest in CN and CP. When we asked why, the answer was simple: “Barrier to entry”. In other words, the railways have a monopoly; they have a captive market in grain and face no meaningful competition – what farmers have always known. Thus, there is very little risk investing in CN and CP as the trend in their share values and dividend payments attest. From January 1, 2003 to May 1, 2012, CN share price has gone up about 400% while CP share price has gone up nearly 250%. From 2001 to 2012, CN dividends on their shares have increased every year, a total of 388%, while CP dividends have increased eight of eleven years, a total of 275%. The Revenue Cap for grain has never prevented the railways from meeting their cost of equity. The second accounting change is the way the CTA determines how much the railways get to cover their pensions. Grain farmers will now pay more for funding CN and CP pension plans. This is not due to more employees; for example, CN employed about the same number in 2011 as in 2002. However, the cost to cover pensions to senior management may have gone up. For example, the CEO of Canadian Pacific is entitled to a pension at age 65 of $1.122 million according to their 2011 Annual Meeting information. Is it really true that CN and CP need more money from farmers to fund their pension plans? Net income after taxes for CN and CP combined in 2011 was $3.027 billion. The net income after tax for two railways was at least 25% higher than the net income before tax for all Prairie grain farmers combined in 2011, which was a record year for farm net income. The Revenue Cap for grain does not limit the railway profitability to cover their pension plans. Who is taking care of the grain farmers’ cost of equity or their pensions? The 2010 Travacon study showed that in 2007-08 and 2008-09 farmers were paying $6.57 per tonne more to the railways than they should be for freight. Deducting that amount from the 2011 average freight

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rate of $30.71 gets you down to a ‘reasonable’ grain freight rate of about $24 per tonne. Not only has the freight bill been too high for years under the Revenue Cap, grain farmers are now being asked to pay $3 per tonne MORE. As APAS continues to call for a full costing review, the need grows. Farmers could understand a 1.6% increase in the Revenue Cap based on a rising price index for actual costs. But an extra 7.9% to increase railway profits by another $75 million so shareholders are happy and million dollar CEO pensions are safe is another matter. Douglas Faller Policy Manager APAS Disclaimer: the opinions expressed are those of the writer.

Where does bullying end? Dear Editor: Anti-bullying events have happened in Saskatchewan and in Canada for years. And in Strasbourg’s William Derby School, the Anti-Bullying Day was exceptionally well-received, bringing a school together with knowledge, sincerity and direction. Even with those events; insecurity, jealousy and negativity is still evident on a day-to-day basis. One way bullying has gotten muddled and distorted, and out of the public eye is through Social Media. It is not done directly to a person’s face anymore; it is done in a ‘book’, a ‘tweet’, a ‘kik’ or in code. It always starts with hurt feelings, insecurity and guilt. Where does it end? Who ends it? It ends with small but mighty voices banding together and showing their support by using positive attitudes to counteract bullying. It starts with a small group of senior high school students defending their peers and younger teen girls – silently protesting against vicious name calling, derogatory terms and fashion judgment. The pre-teens will then see that strength and confidence as a great example of how to act against ignorance! It starts with friends rallying together in love and support of one another instead of against each other with hatred and jealousy. Adults see the warning signs and yet themselves are afraid of change. It must end with parents facing each other and saying “we want change, we will be that change”. “When a seed is planted, Mother Nature does not judge if it is a good seed or a bad seed. How do we as parents help sow our children’s garden? We parents pluck the ‘weeds’ of our garden and encourage growth of the healthy plants. Let us plant words of empowerment and forgiveness.” Glenda Danbrook Govan, SK Disclaimer: the opinions expressed are those of the writer.

Denying health care to refugees nasty, brutish and short on sense Dear Editor: Maria left her country in the middle of the night. She and her husband dodged armed patrols to get across the border. They would have been shot if they were discovered. Her husband had only recently been released from detention as a political prisoner, where he was tortured. Soon after their escape, they came as refugees to Canada. They arrived on a ship, with nothing but what they wore, and a very small amount of money they received as part of the resettlement process. They were my grandparents. On June 30, Canada radically altered the way refugees are treated. The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto states that these new changes to our health care system “will leave many refugees with less access to care than what they may have received in refugee camps, putting them at risk of developing new onset mental health problems.” Before the changes, refugees were given the same access to health care that we provide to other low income, vulnerable populations in Canada. This basic coverage includes hospitalization, mental health and prenatal care, as well as dental, vision, and pharmaceutical expenses. These are covered because people in this category are unable to cover the costs themselves, and would

otherwise be forced to do without. But Minister of Immigration and Citizenship Jason Kenney wants to cut costs – by targeting refugees. Under the revised Interim Federal Health Plan, refugees will be permitted to access hospitals or doctors only in emergency situations. Even worse, the Minister will be able to decide, as a political rather than factual matter, that some countries are “safe”. A refugee from a country on that list will not even be allowed to access emergency health care. Such a person would only be treated if their condition is deemed a threat to public health. Having a heart attack? Too bad. Having a baby? Do it yourself. Feeling suicidal? Just don’t hit anyone else on your swan dive. The “safe country” designation allows the government a short cut. Instead of investigating the merit of a particular refugee claim, they can just check the passport. If that person’s country is on the “safe” list, no health care will be supplied. No further evidence is required. This is a kind of society that few Canadians would recognize, and medical professionals across the country are standing up in protest. From the College of Family Physicians, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Canadian Pediatric Society, and the Canadian Medical Associa-

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tion, to associations of nurses, pharmacists, dentists, and medical students – all are united in their opposition to these cuts. A new organization, Doctors for Refugee Care, has been formed to oppose the new policy. So what are the changes supposed to accomplish? According to Minister Kenney, the cuts will save $20 million per year for five years, and discourage “abuse” of the refugee claim system. He appears to be under the impression that people flee their countries, jobs, and families so they can cheat their way into accessing Canadian health care. Even if these cuts could actually save the money he promises, this would be an appalling way to economize. But the claimed savings are an illusion. Doctors for Refugee Care state that denying preventive health care to refugees simply creates a greater burden on our already taxed emergency rooms. Failing to treat health conditions when they emerge will delay treatment until the situation becomes extreme, and treatment more expensive. Far from saving money, this policy will only result in greater overall costs. The effects will be felt beyond the emergency room, however. Denying health services to refugees is essentially refusing them the basic care they need to become productive contributors to our society. How is a refugee with untreated cataracts stealing her vision going to find a job? How will a man traumatized

by torture and suffering from post-traumatic stress be able to function normally and support his family? Denying these individuals treatment will make it harder for them to be able to support themselves – and this mental and physical suffering will have a knock-on effect on their children as well. In addition to being bad economics, the cuts to refugee care are a violation of Canada’s international obligations under the UN Convention on Refugees, which requires that we accord equal treatment within our borders to individuals recognized as refugees. This legal accountability echoes our ethical responsibility – to values that define what Canada has stood for, and attracted my grandparents from the ravages of Soviet rule. Eva Sajoo Eva Sajoo is a Research Associate at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. Disclaimer: the opinions expressed are those of the writer.


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provincial news briefs Seiferling – Saskatoon; Dana Soonias – Saskatoon; Sandra LeBarre – Naicam; Lionel Tootoosis – Swift Current; and Norm Beug – Regina. The Sask Party government says the move of Tourism under the Ministry of the Economy is in recognition of the importance of the sector to the economy. “Tourism is a growing $1.7 billion industry in Saskatchewan, and we want that growth to continue,” Minister Responsible for Tourism Tim McMillan said. “I am confident the collective expertise of this new board will build on everything Saskatchewan has to offer.” Quarterly gaming grants announced The Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) has distributed approximately $1.7 million in charitable gaming grants to more than 700 groups and organizations across the province for the second quarter of 2012. Communities and organizations receiving grants in the Last Mountain area include: Craven and District Elks, $1065; Cupar

Memorial Rink Association, $655; Disley Community Club, $636; Lumsden and District Lions Club, $170; Lumsden Curling Club, $273; Muskowekwan Community Funds, $5,792; Raymore Arena Pool Board, $1,627; Regina Beach Sask Snowmobile Association, $17,204; Strasbourg and Community Recreation Centre, $2,576; Watrous Kinette Club, $3,873; and Watrous and District Recreation Board, $313. The charitable gaming grant program supports groups and organizations that conduct charitable gaming including licensed bingos, raffles, breakopen tickets, Texas Hold’em poker and Monte Carlo events. Groups and organizations receive a grant equal to 25 per cent of the net revenues raised from these activities. Charitable gaming reports submitted by the groups are used by SLGA to calculate grants, which are paid out each quarter. Regional Parks 2012 budget unchanged The Provincial Government last week announced that Saskatchewan Regional

Record year possible for Canadian auto sales With Canadian auto sales setting a June record and the first half of the year close to the best six-month stretch on

record, sales for all of 2012 will challenge the all-time mark of just over 1.7 million units set in 2002, according to BMO Economics, a division of Bank of Montreal. June saw a 2.8 per cent rise year-over-year in Canadian auto and truck sales, lifting the gain for the entire first half of 2012 to 7.1 per

cent year-over-year. “These figures contrast significantly with recent cautious readings on consumer confidence and the broader economy," said BMO spokesman Douglas Porter. “In addition, we expect auto manufacturers will be offering more incentives for consumers. This is good news for buyers on all fronts as companies roll out redesigned models in the compact, mid-sized and luxury segments.”

Avoid problems by checking your A/C Today’s cars require less and less maintenance by their owners, with the biggest part of the job being done by dealership garages at specific intervals. That said, there are still some simple ways for owners to avoid future problems. Take, for instance, the air conditioning system. This is one component that can be easily maintained (but not serviced) by just about anybody, without the need for specific tools. Air conditioners can be a source of problems, and the best way to avoid them is to keep the air conditioning system in top shape. If it works well, it does not need to be fixed, but it can be cleaned. The most important component to be cleaned is the condenser. That is the large heat exchanger (it looks like a bright radiator) placed in the front of the car, usually just forward of the radiator. Make sure there is no dirt or debris caught in the light mesh. Dirt can block the air flowing through it, and it can even

Parks will once again receive a grant for $1.023 million for the 2012-13 fiscal year, the same amount received in the 2011-12 fiscal year “Our government has shown its commitment to our regional park system by maintaining the same level of funding as last year - the highest amount received by regional parks since the 1990s,” Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Kevin Doherty said. “Our regional parks are important to the people of Saskatchewan. They contribute to the economy and are reflective of our communities and the volunteers who operate them.”

The funding is for capital upgrades, enabling parks to upgrade their facilities, ensure visitor safety and offer improved services. The Saskatchewan Regional Parks Association distributes the money to member parks for the cost sharing of capital improvements. Grants are available to member parks to a maximum of $25,000 per park and are cost shared to a maximum of 50 per cent of project costs. “Saskatchewan Regional Parks have experienced unprecedented growth over the past four years,” Saskatchewan Regional Parks Association President John Froese said. “With the increased funding from the

Government of Saskatchewan, our parks have been able to invest in new campsites, new washroom facilities, boat launches, playgrounds and more. This in turn allows us to welcome more people and offer a better experience for our visitors.” There are 99 regional parks in Saskatchewan, and 74 of them have achieved accreditation. Each regional park that has been accredited has reached a guaranteed minimum standard for facilities and maintenance within their park. Each regional park is developed and operated by volunteers from the local communities.

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Tourism Saskatchewan Act proclaimed The Government of Saskatchewan proclaimed The Tourism Saskatchewan Act on July 1 and announced the new board of directors. This follows the recommendations of the Tourism System Review made public in March 2012. The resulting changes will adjust and realign governance and operating priorities in both the provincial industry and the people and businesses it supports. The new direction for tourism in Saskatchewan brings with it a new board of directors. “These changes will help to move the tourism industry forward,” incoming Board Chair Jack Brodsky said. “The previous board and staff have our sincere gratitude for the excellent work and representation they have provided. Our new board members are dedicated to carrying on this work and to implementing our vision for this vibrant Saskatchewan industry.” In addition to the new Board Chair, the newly appointed board members include: Brian Simpson, Deputy Chair – Waskesiu; Irene

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Nokomis Museum Kids’ Days resume for summer

NOKOMIS Lylie Herman • 528-4404

Eddy Golf Club Green Jacket Tournament, sponsored by RJ Millwork & Building Supplies, on July 22. Tee off: 11:00 a.m. Fee: $30.00/golfer, or pre-register fee: $25/golfer. Pre-register with Val 306-725-4146. For further information contact 34-36c CORRECTION: June 26 issue’s LMRP article should have read that the Seniors Golf Tournament will take place at the Park on July 11, not July 13. _________________ Happiness is good health and a bad memory. Kerry Smith, son of the late Noel Smith and stepson of Shirley Smith, passed away unexpectedly in Burns Lake, BC on June 28. Family and friends visiting at Art and Betty Ramshaw’s over the June 30 weekend to celebrate Grace Dunbar’s 90th birthday were: Jerry and Janice Riley from the USA; Michael Ramshaw and friend Taye from Saskatoon; Gary Ramshaw of Red Deer, AB; Grace and son Christopher Dunbar of Moose Jaw; Lorne and Betty Terschuur of Raymore; Rowlie of Southey; Dennis and Sylvia Simpson, Alex and June Munroe and Eric Jeschke all of Nokomis. Calvin Harding and Lylie Herman have just returned from a trip out to Salmon Arm, BC, to visit Lylie’s brother Allan Munholland and his wife Pat and

niece Mona. On the way home they stopped, stayed and visited Bob and Barb Woolsley’s at Airdrie, AB, and attended Adam and Kendall Kuntz’ wedding in Bragg Creek, AB. On Sunday, they drove to Kindersley, SK and stayed and visited Archie, Marjory and Clayton Artymovich and Rick Harding. They attended a funeral for a good friend of Calvin’s, Joe Bardick of Kindersley, and returned home on Tuesday. They stopped at Rick and Brenda Tweet’s in Kenaston on their way past. They also visited Gordon and Liz Herman and some of their family in Calgary on their way to BC. Relatives attending the wedding of Adam and Kendall Kuntz in Bragg Creek, AB were: Paul and Sylvia Kuntz, Harry Hine and Ilene Harding, Myrna, Shane and Kelsey Halstead, Kayden, Claire, Kennadie and Kharington Kuntz, Calvin Harding and Lylie Herman all of Nokomis; John, Mekka and Reagan Harding of Saskatoon; and Amanda Halstead and friend of Regina. There were a lot of young friends from Nokomis also attending the wedding. It helps to have a rather odd face like mine. People always recognize you. _________________

Nokomis Museum held it’s first Survivor Kids’ Day challenge on Thursday, July 5, doing a teamwork related challenge. The challenge involved the 14 survivors being split into two teams, one pink and one blue. The team then had to help their team members find their names on shapes hidden throughout the museum. The kids had to use teamwork as they could not move onto the next room until the member whose name matched the name on the shape found it. The kids then sat down and enjoyed some iced tea while they thought of names for their team. The kids chose the blue whales and pink stars for their names. The survivors had an awesome time at the challenge this week and we hope to see them at next week’s challenge which will be food related.

See the sports section (page 17) for news on Chase and Tylan Holbrook who both placed in the top five in their events at the Saskatchewan finals of the Sask. High School Rodeo Association.

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TOWN OF NOKOMIS Consolidated Statement of Financial Position As at December 31, 2011 ASSETS Financial Assets 2011 Cash and Temporary Investments $843,774 Taxes Receivable - Municipal 36,838 Other Accounts Receivable 50,944 Land for Resale 6,994 Total Financial Assets 938,550 LIABILITIES Accounts Payable 3,502 Due to Horizon School Division No. 205 5,398 Deposits 8,175 Deferred Revenue 100 Prepaid Taxes 934 Total Liabilities 18,109

Statement 1



2,423,941 12,053 1,603 5,621 2,443,218

2,499,370 12,037 1,603 5,293 2,518,303




Nokomis United Church NO SERVICES for the month of July

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Can’t believe you’re an old-age pensioner! Love, Mom & Siblings

Accumulated Surplus

9,292 9,553 1,545 20,390

MANAGEMENT’S RESPONSIBILITY FOR FINANCIAL REPORTING To the Residents of the Town of Nokomis Management of the TOWN OF NOKOMIS is responsible for the preparation and presentation of the accompanying financial statements, including responsibility for significant accounting judgments and estimates in accordance to Canadian public sector accounting standards. This responsibility includes selecting appropriate accounting principles and methods, and making decisions affecting the measurement of transactions in which objective judgement is required.

On Friday, June 29, the Nokomis Welcome Inn Seniors gathered to celebrate the MayJune birthdays for Bill Riach, Violet Hemingway, Ruth Edwards and Earle Mansell. Lorna Mansell led a sing-a-long and Doreen Riach gave horoscope history for each of the birthday people. It is of note that Bill Riach and Vi Hemingway both share June 21 as their birthday – also that of Prince William who was 30 this year. Shirley Smith had a reading about the birthday party which she included the birthday celebrants. Coffee and cake were served and a time of socializing followed. -submitted by Lorna Mansell

Non-Financial Assets Tangible Capital Assets Prepayment and Deferred Charges Stock and Supplies Other Total Non-Financial Assets

2010 $651,352 31,429 46,973 729,754


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In discharging its responsibilities for the integrity and fairness of the financial statements, management designs and maintains the necessary systems and related internal controls to provide reasonable assurance that transactions are authorized, assets are safeguarded and financial records are proper records maintained to provide reliable information for the preparation of financial statements. Council is composed entirely of council members who are neither management nor employees of the Municipality. Council is responsible for the overseeing management in the performance of its financial reporting responsibilities, and for approving the annual financial statements. Council fulfills these responsibilities by reviewing the financial information and discussing relevant matters with management. Council is also responsible for recommending the appointment of the Municipality’s external auditors. MNP LLP, an independent firm of Chartered Accountants, is appointed by Council to audit the financial statements and report directly to them, their report appears above. The external auditors have full and free access to, and meet periodically with both management and Council to discuss their audit findings.

Fred Wright Mayor

Joanne Hamilton Administrator


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TOWN OF NOKOMIS Consolidated Statement of Operations For the year ended December 31, 2011 Statement 2

2011 Budget


REVENUES Taxes and Other   Unconditional Revenue $450,086 Fees and Charges 118,470 3,406 Conditional Grants Tangible Capital Asset Sales - Loss - Land Sales - Gain (Loss) 75 Investment Income and Commissions 1,300 - Other Revenues   Total Revenues $573,337 EXPENSES General Government Services Protective Services Transportation Services Environmental and   Public Health Services Planning and Development Services Recreation and Cultural Services Utility Services   Total Expenses

$145,478 25,400 168,500


$447,679 $350,123 184,099 172,955 30,396 137,848 (1,670) (1,880) 75 6,287 4,962 - $664,911 $665,963 $160,205 23,783 119,421

$143,511 23,000 118,681

43,500 39,700 34,204 18,000 5,200 21,786 172,033 259,821 184,629 197,318 222,503 $607,293 $717,660 $801,720

Deficit of Revenues over Expenses before Other Capital Contributions (33,956) (52,749) (135,757) Provincial/Federal Capital Grants   and Contributions 138,326 Surplus (Deficit) of Revenues over Expenses 104,370

(135,992) (109,908)

Accumulated Surplus, Beginning of Year 3,227,667

3,227,667 3,337,575

Accumulated Surplus, End of Year $3,332,037

$3,363,659 $3,227,667



TOWN OF NOKOMIS Consolidation Statement of Change in Net Financial Assets For the year ended December 31, 2011 Statement 3 SURPLUS (DEFICIT)

2011 Budget






Acquisition of Tangible Capital Assets ($95,700) ($61,005) ($24,800) - 122,743 122,743 Amortization of Tangible Capital Assets Proceeds on Disposal of Tangible   Capital Assets - 9,300 Loss on the Disposal of Tangible   Capital Assets - 1,670 Surplus (Deficit) of Capital Expenses over Expenditures ($95,700) $75,429 $97,943 Acquisition of Supplies inventories Use of Supplies Inventories Acquisition on Disposal of Prepaid Expense Use of other Non-financial Assets

- - - -

- - 720 (16) (11,212) (328) 223

Deficit of Expenses of Other Non-Financial over Expenditures - (344) Increase (Decrease) in Net Financial Assets 8,670 Net Financial Assets - Beginning of Year 709,364 Net Financial Assets - End of Year



211,077 (22,234) 709,364 731,598 $920,441


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Stormy but fun year-end camping trip for Nokomis School students   Never start out saying, “I’ve camped in the rain before!” My Grade 6,7 and 8 class and I went to Pike Lake for our yearend trip. Mary Tait, my daughter, came as a chaperone. It turned out to be quite the adventure! We arrived and set up in record time, the sun was shining, and it was very warm. After lunch we headed to the pool, then over to the paddle boats. We went back to camp to cook supper over briquettes before heading out for night games. We played a few warm-up games before we started the much anticipated ‘Mission Impossible!’ Mary hid in the bushes while half the class roamed the dark looking for her. Meanwhile, the other half, with flashlight advantage, went looking for the kids looking for Mary. After a few rounds, and a couple hours later, the game ended when a raccoon decided to frolic in the bush with us, and a light show was on the way. We headed back to camp to start a campfire. Usually this is an easy task for me, but not that night. Rock-hard, wet wood, a dull ax, high humidity, and no wind made it impossible; even fire starter didn’t work, so we decide to call it a night. It stormed during the night.   Thankfully Tuesday started out cooler than Monday. We went swimming in the morning and then for a pond study with the park naturalist after lunch. The pond study was cut short when we noticed our hair standing on end because of all the static electricity in the air! We quickly got away from the water, went back to camp, got a roaring fire going, thanks to a borrowed ax, and enjoyed banana boats. Mary taught the students that you can make a song about anything and everything. Ty’s hit single Mustard and Mrs. Tait’s Windmaker 3000 was quickly followed by Nina’s It’s Just a Lid! A nature hike was next. The students got a list of several things to look for, including annelids, arthropods, and poison ivy. We again took cover as a storm brewed. It quickly passed, but left the park without power. After supper, we experienced a torrential rainstorm that left rivers running through the campground. The lightning, and no power or water in the washrooms made it an easy decision to pile in the van and head to find refuge at my in-law’s house. An impromptu trip to the theatre and a nice warm, dry bed was enjoyed by all.   We went back out to the lake in the morning and were pleasantly surprised to find the tents undamaged! We packed up as the trees cracked and swayed in the high wind. Then we went and enjoyed a game of bocce ball before heading home, happy, dirty and tired. I have been told that I must have a hole in my head and now I can say I do, thanks to a nail in a very unfortunate place. All in all, thanks to a wonderful group of kids and Mary, it was another great camping experience. -article and photos submitted by Maureen Tait

REPORT OF THE INDEPENDENT AUDITOR ON THE SUMMARY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS To the Mayor and Councillors TOWN OF NOKOMIS   The accompanying summary financial statements, which comprise the statement of financial position as at December 31, 2011 and the statement of operations and changes in net financial assets for the year then ended, are derived from the audited financial statements of the TOWN OF NOKOMIS for the year ended December 31, 2011. We expressed an unmodified opinion on those financial statements in our report dated June 20, 2012. Those financial statements, and the summary financial statements, do not reflect the effects of events that occurred subsequent to the date of our report on those financial statements.   The summary financial statements do not contain all the disclosures required by Canadian public sector accounting standards. Reading the summary financial statements, therefore, is not a substitute for reading the audited financial statements of the TOWN OF NOKOMIS. Management’s Responsibility for the Summary Financial Statements   Management is responsible for the preparation of a summary of the audited financial statements in accordance with Canadian public sector accounting standards. Auditors’ Responsibility   Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the summary financial statements based on our procedures, which were conducted in accordance with the Canadian Auditing Standard (CAS) 810, “Engagements to Report on Summary Financial Statements.”


Opinion   In our opinion, the summary financial statements derived from the audited financial statements of the TOWN OF NOKOMIS for the year ended December 31, 2011 are a fair summary of those financial statements, in accordance with Canadian public sector accounting standards. Humboldt, Saskatchewan June 20, 2012

MNP LLP Chartered Accountants


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Golf Tournament will take place at the Park on July 11, not July 13.

Walter’s new companion

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Unemployment increases The number of people unemployed in Saskatchewan increased by 1,700 to 25,600 last month, according to the latest job numbers released by Statistics Canada. This number includes only those who actively looked for work in June. “While we welcome the good aspects of today’s jobs report, the increasing unemployment we have seen is a pretty big blemish on the overall picture,” NDP Advanced Education and Employment critic Cam Broten said. “When 25,600 people are actively looking for jobs but unable to secure any, that ought to concern the provincial government.” Sectors that experienced significant job loss over the last year included: finance, insurance, real estate and leasing (-1,300 jobs); agriculture (-1,100 jobs); accommodation and food services (-800 jobs); and professional, scientific and technical services (-600 jobs). “After two years of almost stagnant job growth in the province, we have been pleased to see modest gains in recent months,” Broten said. “But when key sectors are losing jobs and when year-over-year unemployment is up at the same time, it certainly causes me to wonder how much better things could be in Saskatchewan had the Sask. Party not scrapped important job training and employment development programs.”


Send us an email! Walter the Whooper has a new companion: a new picnic table has been installed at the information turnout at the entrance to Govan, courtesy of the Town. The turnout is a popular spot for travelers year-round. Many stop there to use their cell phones, some to read the information sign with a detailed history of Walter, some just to stretch their legs, and many stop to take pictures of their family and friends with the Govan sign and Walter in the background. Now, they can sit and relax for a few minutes ..perhaps pull out the cooler and have a sandwich … before heading on their way. We’re certain that travelers will appreciate the Town’s thoughtful gesture.

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The grade 12 English class of Ms. Schwandt-Kelln at William Derby School were given a poetry assignment. They were asked to write about an aspect of the prairie that appealed to them. They were given mini lessons on writing poetry and asked to create a free verse poem.

Beauty of Saskatchewan Saskatchewan is a place to get lost. The extreme view, and incomprehensible space cause the mind to face itself. Imagination runs wild, as you step on the empire of dirt. You are given the chance to find yourself, without the distractions of civilizations. As you walk along a dirt road, you begin to understand the lure of the prairies. The sounds of nature overlap the silence. The feeling of the gravel underneath each step, reminds you how the weather, conditions the land. The gentle breeze will caress your face, and dance with your hair. The grand view of the sky taps into your feelings, showing the architecture of the colours scattered about. The echo of moving vehicles kicking up rocks, creating temporary clouds of dust. It isn’t what is in, Saskatchewan that matters, It’s what is avoided, that gives you a chance to think. To lose yourself in relaxation and harmony. To understand that silence is beauty. Cole Hardy Grade 12 English William Derby School

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On behalf of the July 1st Celebration Organizing Committee and Last Mountain Regional Park Authority, I would like to thank all of those who supported our annual event.


Thanks to all the volunteers, donors, and people who came out for the day – the event was a huge success once again!

Seven members of the Eric and Myrtle Lofgren family were present at the Stan and Glenda Lofgren farm sale on June 23. This was the homestead farm from 1925-2012. Those travelling from a distance were: Jim and his daughter, Karen from London, ON; Harvey and Jan and three grandchildren from Grand Ledge, Michigan; Garry and Julie from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and Saskatoon and Marie and Walter Davidson from Abbotsford, BC. On Sunday, June 24, a large family group met at the Duval Hall for a potluck dinner and visiting with many pictures and stories shared. Many grandchildren came from BC, Regina, Saskatoon and surrounding districts. Pictured (left to right) are: Ed, Louise, Jim, Harvey, Garry, Stan and Marie.

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Saskatchewan small business optimism remains strong in June The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) last week released its latest Monthly Business B a r o m e t e r. T h e r e p o r t indicates that optimism for the year ahead among small business owners in Saskatchewan remains strong at an index of 72.5 in June from an index of 72.2 in May, and 10.4 points ahead of the national index of 62.1. Fifty-six per cent of Saskatchewan small business owners rate their overall state of business as good – the highest in Canada and well ahead of the national average

of 40 per cent. Twentyseven per cent of business owners plan to increase full time employment in the next 3 to 4 months – tied with Alberta for the highest in Canada. The shortage of skilled labour (44 per cent) is identified as the main operating challenge in Saskatchewan, followed by management skills and time constraints (28 per cent). Main cost pressures for small business include: fuel/energy costs (55 per cent), tax/ regulatory costs (45 per cent) and wage costs (42 per cent). Bus i ne ss e s i n Al be rt a

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(73.3) and Saskatchewan (72.5) continue to be Canada’s most optimistic, collectively the top two for 11 consecutive months. Business owners in Manitoba (65.9), New Brunswick (65.7) and British Columbia (65.6) are comfortably above the national average, suggesting reasonable, but not stellar growth. Newfoundland and Labrador (61.3) has a profile pretty much on average, while optimism is lagging in Ontario (60.7), Quebec (59.7), Prince Edward Island (59.5) and Nova Scotia (56.4).

weekly news When the calendar flips over to July, focus becomes preparing for provincials that will be played later in the month. On Tuesday, July 3 the Rustlers would take on the Regina Gold, trying to atone for a loss against this same team only a week earlier. Bulyea would come out of the gate fast, scoring five runs in the bottom of the first inning. The second inning would be a different story. In a very sloppy defensive inning, the Rustlers would commit five errors, the Gold would score 10 runs while sending 14 batters to the plate. The Rustlers would chip away with two runs in each of the third and fourth innings, but would still be trailing the Gold 12-9 going into the bottom of the fifth. A 15 minute rain delay would take place, which would make the league’s game time limit rule, take effect. The fifth inning would be the last inning of the game. Bulyea would score two runs and have the winning run on base, but could not cash it in. Final score would be 12-11 in favor of the Gold. Game Highlights: George Flotre – 2 for 3 including 2 singles, a walk, and 2 runs scored.

Peter Hill – 2 for 3 including 2 singles, a walk, 2 runs scored, and an RBI. Cory Hill – 2 for 3 including 2 singles, a walk, 2 runs scored, and 2 RBI’s. Starting pitcher Justin Sievert would pitch three plus innings giving up 11 runs (one earned) on 12 hits with one walk and one strikeout. Despite a strong relief pitching appearance by Josh Jordan, he would take the loss pitching two innings, giving up one run, on one hit and striking out one. The Rustlers would be on the diamond the very next evening taking on the Muscowpetung Rez. The Rustlers would jump out to a 1-0 lead in the top half of the first inning on the strength of a Rez error. Pitching and defense would take over for the next few innings. Starting pitcher Kevin Young, kept the Rez batters off balance all game long. The score would stay

1-0 after five innings of play. In the top of the sixth, the Rustlers would score two runs on a sacrifice fly from Cory Hill and an RBI double from Kevin Young. The Rez would answer with two runs of their own in the bottom of the sixth, making the score 3-2 going into the seventh. The Rustlers would not score in their half of the seventh and Greg Hill would come in and close out the game giving Bulyea the 3-2 victory. Game Highlights: Troy Gordon – 3 for 4 including 3 singles and a run scored. Peter Hill – 2 for 4 including 2 singles. Kevin Young – 1 for 2 including a double, walk, and an RBI. Winning pitcher Kevin Young would pitch six strong innings giving up two runs on eight hits, striking out seven along the way. Greg Hill would record the save, pitching a scoreless seventh inning.

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Bulyea Blazers host Last Mountain League Tournament The Last Mountain Ladies Fastball League held their playoff tournament on Saturday, June 23 at Bulyea, hosted by the Bulyea Blazers team. Teams participating were: Bulyea Blazers, Lumsden River Rats, Southey Play Girls, Earl Grey Fillies, Avonlea and the Regina Beach Rebels. Absent was the league’s highest scoring team, Dew Rush. It was a beautiful day, with lots of ladies’ fastball, food and a beer gardens. An exciting final game ended the day with the Regina Beach Rebels triumphant over the Southey Play Girls with a 3 to 1 score. Profits from the tournament will go to improvements to the Bulyea ball diamonds. It was a great day for ladies’ ball, for the participating teams, as well as everyone who came out to support and cheer the teams on! LE

Thera Nordal pitching for Bulyea.

The Bulyea Blazers Ladies Fastball team.

Carol Nordal watching her grandchildren, as they enjoy their cool treat, while their mothers play ball.

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Cory Selander of Prince Albert is the 2012 SGI CANADA Saskatchewan Junior Men’s champion. Selander fired a final round 89, amid torrid wind conditions at The Legends golf course in Warman. The 16 year old finished the week at +18, after entering into contention with a second round 1-underpar 71 on Tuesday. Selander, a 15 year old, was one of the fortunate few players who was able to complete his entire second round on Tuesday. Forty-nine players in the field entered Wednesday, July 4 having to play the remainder of their second round, which was suspended due to lightning and heavy rain on Tuesday. Justin Wood of Unity and Leighton Bearchell of Moose Jaw tied for second, one stroke off the pace. Selander, Wood, and Bearchell will now make up Team Saskatchewan at the 2012 Canadian Junior Boys Championship at the Osprey Ridge Golf Club in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia from July 31 to August 3. Selander was also a part of the winning team of the inaugural PGA of Saskatchewan Junior Men’s Team Cup. The Cooke Municipal Golf Course Team #1, made up of Selander, Cory Sawchuk, and Zach Hurd, had a combined score 450 over the three days of the tournament to narrowly edge out the Riverside Country Club Team #1 by one stroke. On the women’s side, Brooke Hobson of Prince Albert won the Saskatchewan Junior Women’s Championship. Hobson, a 13 year old, shot a final round 88 for 16-over-par 259 to finish six strokes ahead of Kayla Sawchuk, also of Prince Albert, for the tournament win. The entire junior women’s field was forced to finish the remainder of the second round on Wednesday morning before heading back out onto the course for the final round in the afternoon. Hobson, Sawchuk, and Lisa Reid, of Regina, will now make up Team Saskatchewan at the 2012 Royale Cup Canadian Junior Girls Championship in Calgary, Alberta from July 31 August 3. Hobson and Sawchuk made up the winning team in the inaugural PGA of Saskatchewan Junior Women’s Team Cup with a 7-shot victory over the Royal Regina Golf Club team. Local players also competed in the 2012 SGI CANADA Championship events. Garrett Blair of Lanigan finished at +29; Trevor Bergen of Drake finished at +39; Sam Wills of Lumsden finished at +96; and Amanda Gonsch of Silton finished at +117.

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Market huge success at Rowan’s Ravine Not only was Rowan’s Ravine Provincial Park busy with campers and beach enthusiasts over the Canada Day weekend, there were also numerous shoppers out to a Market on Saturday, June 30. The Market, which ran from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., was put on by the Park and organized by Al and Ruth Striefski. It was a super day with great weather, a great location and an enthusiastic crowd. There was a fantastic selection of food and merchandise

to purchase from the eighteen vendors which included: woodwork, jewelry, baking, honey, vegetables and fruit, children’s clothes, handmade bags and scarves, soaps, lotions, Avon, Tupperware, Watkins, Epicure, Scentsy, Pampered Chef, Norwex, etc. The market was a nice addition to a busy weekend at the park. Everyone looks forward to the upcoming markets to be held in August, back at Rowan’s Ravine Provincial Park. AS

William Derby School Grade 12 English poetry The grade 12 English class of Ms. Schwandt-Kelln at William Derby School were given a poetry assignment. They were asked to write about an aspect of the prairie that appealed to them. They were given mini lessons on writing poetry and asked to create a free verse poem. What Draws Me In Have you ever sat all on your lonesome, left with your thoughts while the world spins around you? As if you’re in your own universe. The wind covers you like a thick blanket, and the grass shapes to your feet’s approach. The bird’s subtle melody rings through the trees for all the land to hear, leaving the inevitable feeling of love and comfort to rush over my skin. For hours I’ve sat looking out at the fields, watching the different hues of green and yellow fade toward the horizon. The run-down farm yards call to me and entice my curiosity, and tell a tale from the days gone by. (While the whispers of the wind intrigue newcomers to wander.) The land has brought me solitude, while the fields have become my serenity. The starry sky beams with the unknown, and the clouds billow like cotton candy. Sitting on the deck, listening to the BOOMS and BANGS of the thunder, watching the lightning race to the ground like electricity passing through wire, gives me a rush of excitement as the pitter-patter of the rain washes away any anxiety. This place might seem dull at times, and although there is no happy medium with the weather, this isn’t just some place you drive by and over look: this is where my heart is; the prairie is my home. Shyanne Acton Grade 12 English William Derby School

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Prairie Poem Early spring brings excitement The freshly ploughed fields Are given the sun’s warm hug And the happy tears of angels Smells of damp, loamy soil fill the air They will soon find themselves wearing pleasant shades of green The bees buzz around the flowering crops like shoppers in a mall Making their way through, stopping only where something catches their eye The earth turns yellow like the sun in midday Blue like the sky on a clear day Wheat looking as if King Midas got a hold of it Light summer breezes blow through Hypnotizing all who watch Colorful combines appear to cut the crisp craw And haul it to huge hopper bottom holders As the warm hug turns to a bitter fight The feasts of thanksgiving begin Snow soon blankets the land As if tucking it in for a good, long rest The world sleeps till the sun returns. Karleen de Hoop Grade 12 English William Derby School

Home There is a place where the ocean is one of gold where the droplets are not of water but of beards and kernels the waves are blown by the wind and the surface is one of barley or wheat its currents are grown in rows its tide is the shadow of harvest stubble and the great beasts of its land are things of steel and iron the song of whales is one of engines and headers the splashing of waves is the whistle of wind between the sheath and collar and seagulls voices are the melodies of black birds hurricane wind comes in the dryness of the summer sun the s l o p e of grasses ditches capped with gravel roads marks its beaches and the floatsam spat forth from its depths is litter and roadkill fishes fins are calloused hands, shark teeth are swather sickles sharp eyed hawks ride the waves as surfers grain tanks like nets collecting the fisherman’s catch the mariners of the sea are of a different sort I come from an ocean of a different sort it’s a place that I call home. Kara Gelinas Grade 12 English William Derby School

I Wouldn’t Want To Have It Any Other Way When you see the brown-tinged grass, where the cattle tend to lie The background; a clear, calm, and peaceful blue sky. All day long, the wind makes your hair flow; It is relentless and noisy I’ll have you know. For miles and miles, nothing but flat prairie land And the odd, weather-worn birch tree taking a stand. One may ask themselves, “What can you do here?” All it does is storm… But if you know much about the Saskatchewan prairie, many people tend to farm. Although the lands here for farming are ideal, After frequent rain and hail storms, sickness is what you feel. On the other hand, you can try your luck with farming cattle, But here in the prairies, the prices to make a living are a constant battle. Don’t get too discouraged though; You can take a holiday down to Mexico, once you see the snow! These hardships of the prairies may bring pain, But at least we don’t have to deal with no hectic hurricane. And after all, No other area in the world can grow breeds of crop quite this tall. At the end of the day, I wouldn’t want to have it any other way. Ryan Turnbull Grade 12 English William Derby School

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William Derby School poetry Anvil Crawlers

Saskatchewan Prairies

From my window I watch and wait, as a humid day brings life to the sky, and as summer rolls in, so do grey clouds. The heaviness of the air weighs down on me, as the scent of a not so distant rain creeps in. Out of nowhere, a low bellow erupts above, such as bass in a jazz song. The first crack of light appears. Where did it go? Waiting anxiously for the next BOOM! Or perhaps the crack of the white and blue. Like a vein coming from a cloud, there it is again, closer, closer, and closer than the last. The shrill of the power going off leaves me gazing from the darkness. The power of nature shows, thunder and lightning, the true might of Zeus. And just as quick as it came, it leaves to amaze another onlooker, leaving behind a fresh blue summer sky.

Hands worked to the bone, callouses formed, but work goes on. Bubbling blisters from boots, worn to the soul. The traits of a farmer on the Saskatchewan Prairies.

Brandon McTavish Grade 12 English William Derby School

No place I’d rather be There’s no place that I’d rather be, than right there on that buddy seat. Until that voice comes on the radio and the combines start to go real slow. I jump down off that BIG steep step, and run like a horse, or faster yet Nana’s here, all work and no play. I wonder what she made today. Every time I curse this field, as stubble scratches my legs without their shield. (I know I won’t, it’s much too warm,) but I promise next time I’ll wear jeans to the farm. Dodging and weaving avoiding the stubble, makes this jaunt almost unbearable. But, as I make it to the TRAIL BLAZER, everything is good, though the stubble cut like a razor. Potatoes, salad, meat and cake, this was surely worth the wait. We all dig in and start to laugh I wouldn’t trade this if you asked. It’s time to go back to the big combine I scratch my leg and start to whine. But as I look up at that red and gold sky I feel so proud I almost cry. There’s no place that I’d rather be than right there on that buddy seat. This is where the view is best of that big red sun setting past the fence. Mackenzie Kelln Grade 12 English William Derby School

Life was not easy, long days filled with gruelling work. Breaking the land, dust filling eyes, noses and lungs. Fighting against every farmer’s dreams. The prairies are the home of stubborn men, with a will to not only survive, but to excel in an isolated land. Where the good days meant rain that was desperately needed and the bad were when it was so dry it was hard to swallow. Families passing down land for generations, keeping dreams alive. Land worn down, soil losing value. The way of life diminishing on, the Saskatchewan Prairies. The land, the living, the history and the future set in place a definable character that shapes future generations that is the way of the Saskatchewan Prairies. Jennifer Lewis Grade 12 English William Derby School

On Coming Storm The dust hangs in the humid air from the convoy of grain trucks traveling from the field to the bin and back again to the awaiting combines. Like giant modern day dinosaurs the combines crawl across the field thrashing the farmer’s bounty of wheat. In the distance lightning is striking, thunder is cracking and the temperature is starting to plummet. The clouds are getting bigger and darker and the rain drops start to fall as the storm moves closer to the harvesters. Scrambling to get the crop in before the awaiting storm full of heavy rain and devastating hail destroys the farmer’s year of hard work.

Sky Full of Vibrant Colours As I shut off the motor of the water pump I get the last whiff of gasoline fumes. There is a silence in the air this is followed by the croaking of frogs and crickets. I take a deep long breath the day is finally over this is the perfect time. I climb up the gravel pile Surrounded by a chorus of frogs and crickets. I look out towards the west to see the glowing sun set. This is my favorite time of day. The sun slowly creeps down and it’s gone. All of a sudden there is a sky full of vibrant colours: There it is! Orange, yellow and a mix of those colours to make a pinkish purple This is what the prairies is all about Then I think: who needs the mountains? I just take a deep breath again Then sit and watch ‘till the sky goes black’ I hop into the water truck and drive away Saying to myself, “That was another excellent day topped off by a beautiful sunset.”

Players enjoyed new youth soccer program What a wonderful opportunity for me to coach new soccer players in the Strasbourg area! Thursday evenings started with a group of ten players 3 years old, followed by a team of 17 children ages 4 to 8. They kept me on my toes the whole time!

Following eight weeks of soccer at the Lion’s Park in Strasbourg, the team had their wind-up and it was a beautiful evening! After a slow start with the hotdogs, we played a few soccer games against each other and then one against the parents. The players had to use some cre-

ative soccer skills to beat their parents! The parents showed great patience with this new program and all your help with the windup was greatly appreciated. And, to all the players, great work! Coach Jenna Johnson

Coach Jenna Johnson pictured with the 3 year olds who participated in the soccer program.

Cole Foster Grade 12 English William Derby School

Stay in Touch Subscribe to It was wonderful to have a new soccer program started in Strasbourg for children ages 3 to 8. A great sport to get children outside and ‘in motion.’

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If they get finished in time they will be able to pay the bills but, if not, it will be a struggle to break even. Landon Magel Grade 12 English William Derby School



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Cancer care workers reject final offer Workers at the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency have rejected a final offer from the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations (SAHO), but are extending an invitation to work with a mediator to find solutions to the bargaining impasse. Seventy-eight per cent of cancer care workers voted to reject the employer’s last offer. “It comes as no surprise to the negotiating committee that our members believe this final offer is unfair. Hopefully, the result of this vote will help the employer realize we are miles apart on what the parties see as a fair offer,” says Trent Edwards, SGEU’s Saskatchewan Cancer Agency negotiating committee co-chair. “We hope SAHO will also realize that the current bargaining process is not working. We need to look at alternative measures to help us reach an agreement or we will have little choice but to escalate our current job action into strike action.” “We do not want to jeopardize patient care, which is why we have been asking for an impartial third party to settle contract disputes, now and in the future,” adds Amanda Reid, a radiation therapist. The Sask Party government has refused independent binding arbitration. Now cancer care workers are asking the government to work with a mediator to achieve an agreement. Outstanding issues include full retroactivity for nurses and binding arbitration for future rounds of bargaining, so that disputes can be settled without strike action. Currently, staff are refusing to work voluntary overtime at the Cancer Agency to put pressure on government and SAHO.

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There are plenty of reasons to take care of your smile. Mother Teresa said, “Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” Anthony J. D’Angelo wrote, “Smile. It is the key that fits the lock of everybody’s heart.” Actor and magician Chris Hart stated, “All the statistics in the world can’t measure the warmth of a smile.” If the smile is a reflection of the soul, one that reveals the soul’s powers and virtues, just imagine what you’re losing out on if you are too shy to show a few gaps in your teeth. Fortunately, denturists today can offer a multitude of smile solutions with prostheses (dentures) and implants. While dentists care for teeth, gums, jaws and oral

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Abandoning pets: it has to stop!

Heavy metal fans gather in Weyburn

Chad Gray (left) and Greg Tribbett of HELLYEAH in Weyburn.   On Friday, June 29, hundreds of heavy metal fans in Saskatchewan headed out on the road to Weyburn, SK, where Volbeat, HELLYEAH, Iced Earth and Heart-Set SelfDestruct each put on a great performance for the Live From Beyond Hell / Above Heaven Tour, travelling across North America this summer.  Chicago band Heart-Set Self-Destruct was first to hit the stage, followed shortly by Iced Earth playing some of their best-known songs. Up next was the band I wanted

to see the most, HELLYEAH, who played the first single Band of Brothers off their new album of the same name set to be released on July 17, 2012, as well as several other songs off their two previous albums, 2007’s self-titled and 2010’s Stampede. Some of the other songs they played were Cowboy Way, Hell of a Time, Matter of Time, You Wouldn’t Know, HELLYEAH, etc. Volbeat were the final band to play. They put on a flawless, highly energetic show, playing many songs off of their

four albums. They are an extremely talented band and didn’t tire out quick. They played non-stop for a couple hours.   Once all four bands were finished playing, there was an after-party for VIP ticketholders held downtown at Fitzgerald’s Pub & Grill. All in all, everyone seemed to have a great night, really enjoying all of the music. It was a great way to spend a summer night in a small Saskatchewan city! It seems as though it is becoming more and more common for bigger-name acts to play smaller venues in smaller cities and even a few towns. I’m not exactly sure the reason for it, but it is definitely different and a nice change. It keeps things interesting!   Tour headliners, Volbeat are a Danish band from Copenhagen. Opening act Iced Earth is a metal band from Tampa, Florida, although their lead vocalist Stu Block is originally from the area – he is also the lead vocalist of the Regina band Into Eternity, but is currently on a break to be on tour with Iced Earth.

HELLYEAH, the band I personally was most thrilled to see, is a ‘supergroup’ made up of Mudvayne vocalist Chad Gray and guitarist Greg Tribbett, Knives Out! and Nothingface guitarist Tom Maxwell, past Damageplan bassist Bob Kakaha (aka Bobzilla) and past Pantera, Damageplan and Rebel Meets Rebel drummer Vinnie Paul. -S.K.

Volbeat vocalist and guitarist Michael Poulsen.

Canada Day celebrated with the music of Kenny Shields & Streetheart   The evening main stage entertainment at the annual Canada Day celebration at Regina’s Wascana Park was provided by Nokomis’ own Kenny Shields and his band Streetheart. It was a beautiful day for the event and Kenny made everyone’s great day even better when he put on one of his usual amazing shows. Kenny and his band members are all so talented, and such nice people, and Kenny still is such a great entertainer, he still gets really into the songs after all these years. They play songs people want to hear, the type of songs that never get old. Young people love them and so do older ones! They are truly songs that matter and mean something to people.   The band played some of their most popular songs that everyone in the crowd must have known very well, as they sang along to every word. Some of the ones performed were: Teenage Rage, Snow White, Tin Soldier, Under My Thumb, What Kind Of Love Is This, Hollywood, One More Time, Black is Black, etc. It was a great way to end the day, although unfortunately with the hot and humid weather, a storm was sure to brew up. Streetheart were scheduled to play from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m., but had to cut it a little bit short due to lightning.   After Streetheart left the stage, a few headed over to the lake for the fireworks, but that came to an end quite fast too, as it slowly began to rain more and more, which eventually turned into a complete downpour and a full-out lightning storm. Luckily it waited to happen until almost the end of the celebration!

Every possible effort must be made to find a new home for a pet when it is no longer possible to keep it.   Every year, hundreds of thousands of pets are abandoned by their owners. Rather than finding new homes for them or taking them to an animal shelter, they are left to fend for themselves in parks, on the streets, in the country, or sometimes even inside an empty house or apartment.   This situation often arises when people move. Owners who no longer want to keep their pets simply leave without them or release them far from their home in the hope that the animal can survive alone or will rescued by a good Samaritan. Unfortunately, that is not what happens in most cases.   Abandoned animals suffer from hunger or cold and are threatened by accidents, illnesses, and death. Even worse, the situation is perpetuated as pets that have not been spayed or neutered roam loose: they create a significant overpopulation and animal illness problem in urban areas. Some of these abandoned pets and their offspring end up in overcrowded shelters where more and more animals have to be euthanized.   Every possible effort must be made to find a new home for a pet when it is no longer possible to keep it. The first thing to do is talk to as many people as possible. Ads can be placed in local newspapers, at veterinary clinics, convenience stores, grooming salons, and posted on social networks on the Web. Whatever you do, don’t try to turn this into a money-making proposition—the wellbeing of your pet ought to be your only priority. Before adopting   Has a cute little kitten or puppy caught your eye? Ask yourself if you’re ready to share your life with this animal for the next 10 or even 20 years. Think very carefully before adopting a pet so you won’t be confronted with the problem of where to place it if and when you can no longer take care of it responsibly.

Have you noticed the surge of monarch butterflies in Saskatchewan this summer?

Jeff, Kenny and Jake.   Some other events taking place throughout the day included: a Strongman Competition, Kaos Dog Sport, Jolly Jumpers, Face Painting, Balloon Art, a Petting Zoo, etc. Other bands on the main stage throughout the day included Faster Gun, Matt Semple & Madison Nicol Band, Tongue Jungle, Shifty Morgan and Wonderland. -S.K.

Streetheart at Wascana Park: guitarist Jeff Neill, vocalist Kenny Shields, bassist Jake Jacobs, keyboardist Daryl Gutheil and drummer Tim Sutton.

Monarch butterflies are usually a rare sighting on the prairies, but this year is the largest migration in 140 years. Biology professor and insect expert John Acorn claims that the butterflies flying around southern and central Saskatchewan are likely the grandchildren of those who started their migration from Mexico City. Warm weather in the southeastern United States over the winter and spring helped boost the population. Then, the recent strong winds helped the butterflies make their way into our province. “They’re being blown, but they’re also very powerful flyers on their own. They’re generally sort of striving in this direction, it just helped that they had a good wind behind them this time,” John said. The monarch is the largest butterfly in Saskatchewan and the ones who are here are now on the hunt for milkweed plants – the only food the monarch caterpillars will eat. Some people used to think the prairies didn’t have enough milkweed to attract the butterflies, but that has changed. Acorn says, “We’ve got enough milkweed. There’s a plant called low milkweed that grows here and it’s usually sort of hidden in long grass... some people have milkweed plants in their gardens as well.” The monarch butterflies in Saskatchewan will lay eggs on those milkweed plants. Once those hatch in August, there will be another surge in the number of the monarch butterflies flying around Saskatchewan.

This monarch was photographed by Bob and Doreen Beitz in their yard in Strasbourg.

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Take time for nature this summer

Gramma Ida Oehler wishes to announce with great joy the forthcoming marriage of her grand-daughter

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Staging your home for a rapid sale Brad Buehler of Regina captured this gorgeous sunset while canoeing with his wife Jenn. Their outdoor adventure took them to the Condie Nature Reserve, just minutes North of Regina. The Nature Conservancy backyard, each Time for bison and an interpretive cenof Canada (NCC) is celebrat- Nature story shared on the tre that holds the story of the ing 50 years of conservation website will inspire others land, people and wildlife on by inviting Saskatchewan res- to reconnect with our natural the Northern Great Plains of idents to take personal time world. southwest Saskatchewan. for nature at select properties In Saskatchewan, NCC “Whatever Saskatchewanacross Canada this summer. has more than a few sugges- ians do this summer, it’s al“At NCC, we ways important to believe that time take time to con...whatever Saskatchewanians do outdoors is time nect with nature,” well spent,” says this summer, it’s always important to notes Carmen LeiJohn Lounds, bel, regional vice President & take time to connect with nature... president of the CEO of the NaNature Conserture Conservancy of Canada. tions to help residents choose vancy of Canada, Saskatch“We like to say we create re- where to spend their Time ewan Region. “Not only do sults you can walk on. This for Nature and reconnect nature’s resources sustain us; summer, through Time for with the natural world. Fairy nature refreshes and rejuveNature, we’re asking Canadi- Hill, just a 30-minute drive nates us, connects us to each ans to get active, walk with us north of Regina, straddles other, and helps keep us hapand enjoy nature’s benefits.” the Qu’Appelle River Valley py and healthy.” NCC is challenging Sas- where hiking trails give visiThe health benefits of nakatchewan residents to in- tors the chance to spot many ture are many and well docuclude many visits with nature wildlife and such species at mented, and include lowerin their summer vacation risk as loggerhead shrike and ing stress, improving mood plans, and to share their pre- northern leopard frog. Old and cognitive function, and cious experiences with nature Man on His Back Prairie Her- reducing allergies and other through the Time for Nature itage and Conservation Area inflammatory diseases. A website at www.naturecon- in southern Saskatchewan, of- 2010 poll by Ipsos Reid also fers visitors a rare opportuni- showed that nine in 10 CanaWhether hiking, birding, ty to view the ageless beauty dians agree that they are hapcamping, canoeing, or sim- of the prairie, complete with pier when they feel connected ply exploring nature in your a conservation herd of plains to nature.

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Agriculture news & views Financial support for voluntary CWB The Harper Government last week announced a onetime cash injection to assist the new Canadian Wheat Board’s (CWB) transition into the new grain marketing era. The one-time injection of

nearly $350 million to the CWB will help defray certain transition costs as the CWB adjusts to operating in an open market such as pension and post-employment benefits, severance, computer systems,

winding up the final statutory pool accounts and decommissioning costs. The pools for current and future years will continue to be used to pay for the normal operations of the CWB.

Concern about youth migration from farms A new report released by Bank of Montreal shows that 66 per cent of Saskatchewan and Manitoba residents surveyed believe the migration of young people from rural to urban centers has a negative impact on the family farm. This concern is expressed by urban dwellers to the same extent as rural dwellers – and sometimes more. According to migration trends from Statistics Canada, rural areas have experienced a net reduction of young people under the age of 25. Furthermore, based on the Census of Agriculture, farm operators under the age of 35, as a percentage of total farmers, declined from 9.1 per

cent in 2006 to 8.2 per cent last year. In addition to the negative impact on the family farm, Prairie residents surveyed also responded that youth migration has had significant negative consequences on the: transfer of knowledge to next generation (63 per cent; supply of labour (62 per cent); the rural economy (62 per cent); the rural way of life (61 per cent); and the agriculture sector in general(58 per cent). “A farm is more than a business; it’s vital to Canada’s economic strength, and this survey highlights the value Canadians place on family farms being able to survive and prosper,”

said BMO spokesman David Rinneard. “It is easy enough to take agriculture for granted when you have a grocery store full of food, but to sustain this, we need young people in agriculture.” A main area of focus for the Canadian Federation of Agriculture is intergenerational transfers and building longterm profitability into farming operations,” said CFA President Ron Bonnett. “This study shows all Canadians are sharing similar concerns and recognize the importance of the sector, and this is encouraging. Broad public support is what’s needed to secure the future of our farms and food.”

WTO confirms COOL discriminates The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) says it is pleased with the recent decision by the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body regarding mandatory Country of Origin Labelling (COOL). The Appellate Body confirmed the most important part of the WTO Dispute Panel

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decision of November 2011 that the U.S. COOL legislation discriminates against Canadian livestock in the U.S. market. CCA President Martin Unrau said by upholding the part of the panel ruling that confirmed the discriminatory nature of COOL, the Appellate Body’s final decision has provided an important victory for Canadian cattle producers and we are hopeful that the U.S. will amend the COOL legislation to eliminate the discrimination. “This is the result that we have been seeking,” Unrau said. “Going forward, the CCA

will be working with its U.S. counterparts to develop a solution that eliminates the discrimination of Canadian cattle in the U.S. market. This case has been complex and expensive to argue for both the industry and the government, but it has been well worth the effort to achieve today’s decision.” COOL has affected billions of dollars of commerce in cattle and beef products since it was implemented in 2008. At a cost of $25 to $40 per head, the current impact of COOL to Canadian producers is approximately $150 million per year.

Alfalfa pasture management Alfalfa is one of the most productive and nutritious forages available. However, the practice of grazing beef cattle on alfalfa pastures has been limited because of the tendency of alfalfa to cause bloat. This article discusses some pasture management strategies to help reduce the risk of bloat while grazing alfalfa. Seed alfalfa/grass mixtures rather than pure alfalfa. Having a mixture with 35% alfalfa will provide most of the nitrogen fertility for the pasture stand while keeping the potential for bloat to a minimum. Graze pasture after alfalfa begins to flower. The greatest risk of bloat occurs during rapid vegetative growth before flowering. Prior to flowering the plant has low levels of fibre, which increases the rate of digestion and the risk of bloat. Prior to flowering alfalfa also has high levels of soluble proteins which have been attributed to bloat. In one trial, bloat was eliminated after the alfalfa began to bloom. Divide the pasture into paddocks and move livestock before alfalfa regrowth occurs. When livestock begin

grazing a paddock with alfalfa in flowering stage, the risk of bloat in the first 7-10 days is relatively low. However, with long day-length, moderate temperatures, and adequate moisture, alfalfa regrowth can be very rapid. Alfalfa plants that are initially grazed when the livestock enter a paddock may regrow enough by day 14 to cause bloat. The risk becomes greater if the animals are selectively grazing for the lush regrowth. Cut and graze windrows. There are two benefits from this strategy. Firstly, the cutting of the plants forces the animals to consume the entire plant stem, and not just select for the highly digestible leaves. A second benefit is the alfalfa plants will begin to wilt after cutting. In a series of trials where swaths were fed fresh, wilted for 24 hours, and wilted for 48 hours. The incidence of bloat was reduced significantly by wilting. In some years there was no bloat with the 48 hour wilted material. Mob graze. A relatively large group of animals is rotated through a set of relatively small... Continued on page 22.

“Western Canadian producers can now look to the future with confidence and choose the marketing option that makes the most sense for their own farms,” said agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz. “Positive change takes commitment and resources. We

have delivered the support necessary to ensure a smooth transition.” The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association says it endorses the federal government’s decision to cover all Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) wind-up costs

associated with the end of the CWB monopoly. “This payment will ensure farmers are not saddled with the costs of winding up the monopoly,” says Kevin Bender. “It gives the new CWB every opportunity to be an effective marketing choice for farmers.”


by Calvin Daniels

I suppose this is what I knowingly recognize as my redundant annual column, but there is something about this time of year which always makes me nostalgic for agricultural fairs. It is more than the fact the Yorkton Exhibition Association’s annual fair is being held in the city this week, and that means my trekking to the familiar grounds for the local regional 4-H show, dairy goat show and of course a plate of curly fries and an elephant ear. When I was a youngster, my summer holidays were not spent at some camp for kids. Instead it was a near solid six-weeks of attending summer fairs – Saskatoon, Yorkton, Melfort, Connaught, Nipawin, Prince Albert, Golburn, Invermay, Swan River, Shand. We showed livestock and in that era, 30 to 40 years ago, and that meant being an important part of the fair. Everybody had a tie to the farm in those days, and so most attending fairs walked through the barns. It was just the thing to do. Of course farming itself was different back then. Operations were smaller. They were generally mixed. In our case over the years we always showed registered hogs – as far afield as the Toronto Royal twice – but also sheep, dairy goats, even chickens and grain sheaves.

People would walk through the barns and look. They would stop to talk, usually about the animals they had at home. In those days almost every farmer had a few cows, pigs, raised chickens for eggs and milk. That was the way of farming. Those days are past. Yes, there are those who want to get back to being more self-sufficient on the farm. They see value in raising chickens on grain they grow to produce eggs, or to raise pigs to have a deep freeze full of meat without a cash outlay at the grocery store each week. In some respects it was a simpler time, which I suppose is something every generation says as it looks back, but it seems true through my eyes. Farmers had the time, or at least made it, to take their stock to shows all over the Prairies. It was part of growing up for many kids of my generation. You knew you were coming of age when your father let you stay alone at some fair to look after the show stock. It was another step when you got to drive the truck with the 28-foot trailer behind. You had earned a level of trust and responsibility, at least that is how I saw such things. Today in a world of cellphones and laptops and GPS, there seems to be no time for anything. It is hard to imagine a farmer giving up a day, let alone four, five, six, to haul their animals to a summer fair, where

they would show one day, and the rest of the time relax and market to the farmers walking through each day. Today livestock producers tend toward large-scale operations, highly specialized in what they do. The intensive rearing systems of some sectors aren’t popular with consumers, but economic factors, rates of gain, feed conversion, tell the tale for farmers. They are far superior to what the mixed farmer achieved a few decades back. And so summer fairs have evolved. They are all about midways and grandstand shows and entertainment. Few attending venture to even look at the few 4-H animals, or goats which somehow maintain a tenacious foothold as part of a fair like the one in Yorkton. Those at the fair no longer have that close connection to the farm. They disconnect with that world completely for most. So while I wax nostalgic about fairs as the calendar turns to July, I know the clock won’t turn back, even if I wish at times like this that it would. Still for me, a summer fair will be remembered as far more than they now are, and frankly better than they now are too. Calvin Daniels is a Yorkton-based ag columnist and writer. Disclaimer: the opinions expressed are those of the writer.

Crop Report THE WEEKLY

Saskatchewan livestock producers have 12 per cent of the 2012 hay crop cut and three per cent baled or put into silage, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s weekly Crop Report. Eighty-nine per cent of the hay crop is rated as good to excellent in quality. In terms of crop development, 61 per cent of the fall cereals are in the heading stage; 61 per cent of the spring cereals are in the jointed to shot-blade stage; 50 per cent of the canola and mustard are in the rosette stage and 24 per cent in the flowering stage; 69 per cent of the pulses are in the vegetative stage and 27 per cent in the flowering stage; and 48 per cent of the flax is in the seedling stage and 42 per cent in the stem-elongation stage. Thanks to the re-

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Eat asparagus and stay young The one vegetable we should make an effort to eat more often is asparagus. These green spears contain so many antioxidants that they are considered to be the ultimate in anti-ageing vegetables. Rich in vitamins and minerals, asparagus helps to regenerate skin cells and combat loss of skin elasticity. Apart from such anti-ageing properties, asparagus also improves digestion because of its high fibre content, which aids in the passage of food through the intestines. Its high potassium content and lack of sodium also help asparagus with the elimination of toxins in the body. It is an ideal vegetable for those of us on a diet, as it is made up of 92 percent water and one cup only contains 45 calories. Only the tender part of the asparagus is edible. When preparing this vegetable, simply hold a spear with one hand at each end and bend it. The spear will break off where the tough, woody end starts. Asparagus contains so many antioxidants that it’s considered to be the ultimate in anti-ageing vegetables.

Solutions & Substitutions Column Hi Reena, I recently came across a white Damask tablecloth hidden away in our linen closet. It’s been there for eons. I put it away because worrying about stains took away some of the pleasure of using it. Well, when I pulled out the tablecloth, I saw two small stains that look like they could be tea stains. The tablecloth is close to 40 years old, I would think. How would I get rid of the stains without damaging the cloth? This tablecloth belonged to my husband’s late wife and I would like to give it to his daughter, in pristine condition, if possible. Thanks for any help you can give me. Lillian Dear Lillian, Damask is named after the famous city of Damascus, a popular manufacturing and trading centre during the Middle Ages. Damask is made from linen, cotton, silk, rayon and blends of other textiles. Begin by making a paste of either; borax, salt, washing soda or baking soda and water, apply to stains. Leave for a few hours. Next, hand wash the tablecloth in the bathtub using gentle detergent and warm water; allow the fabric to soak for 10-15 minutes. Hang to dry being careful not to leave the tablecloth in direct sun. _____________________ Dear Reena, My daughter left her straightener on our new bathroom counter in the basement. It is marble. It has discoloured the counter. Is there any way to remove the “stain”? Brenda Dear Brenda, Are you sure that you are dealing with real marble or could it be cultured marble? If you have cultured marble, the damage may be permanent. You may find someone who can sand it down and re-apply a protective coating, but it almost certainly won’t match the rest. If you have real marble, then you’ll need to hire a marble restoration professional to sand/grind away the damaged stone, re-hone and re-polish the area to match the rest of your countertop. Whether you are dealing with real or artificial marble,

you can attempt the following suggestions but remember to test everything on an inconspicuous area first. For do-it-yourself repair, apply either non-bleach toothpaste or a paste of baking soda and water onto the stain. Leave for at least 3 hours and wipe. Or use 3% hydrogen peroxide and cover it with a white paper towel and plastic wrap. Tape the sides of the plastic onto the counter to create a poultice which may draw out the burn mark. Some people use 35% hydrogen peroxide for this challenge but the concentration is quite high which makes this much more risky than 3%. If the mark remains, you may be able to hide the burn mark by applying bathtub paint over the area. In any case it would be best to call in the professionals as you don’t want to accentuate or enlarge the mark. ___________________ Hi Reena, A couple of questions about cooking poached eggs. Is there any way to prevent the eggs from sticking to the bottom of the pan? I have used both nonstick and aluminum pans but the eggs tend to stick. Also, I have been told to add a bit of vinegar to the water. What is the purpose of this? All the best, Vincent Dear Vincent, Although some people think that vinegar is used to prevent eggs from sticking, it is actually added to help the egg hold its shape by causing the outer layer of the egg white to congeal faster. To prevent eggs from sticking, use a pan that is at least 3-inches (8cm) deep so that there is enough water to cover the eggs. Also, lightly coat the bottom and sides of the pan with butter/margarine or a little oil before filling with water. ___________________ Feedback from Readers Who Care: Dear Reena, Regarding ants getting into hummingbird feeders: You can buy water ant traps (plastic cups which are attached between the hanger and the hummingbird feeder) these can be bought from Lee Valley (about $5-6.00 each). I found these and they are the answer, no more ants! After attaching them, place some water into

by Reena Nerbas the cups and hang the feeder. Judith Dear Reena, I read a tip from Victor in your column about preventing cold sores. In our home we sprinkle Engevita Yeast onto food, it tastes great. My wife uses this to get rid of painful cold sores which she used to get twice a year, due to sun exposure and stress. Engevita Yeast is high in Vitamin B and available at health food stores (don’t buy brewer’s yeast because it is bitter). My wife has been cold sore free for almost a decade. We also put Engevita Yeast in our pet’s food dishes to keep fleas away and leave them with nice coats. Mike Fabulous Tips of the Week: • Dirt on hard surfaces such as paint, tile, or wood resembles the discolouration caused by mildew. To figure out if the spot is dirt or mildew, put a few drops of chlorine bleach onto the surface, mildew will bleach within 2 minutes. Dirt will not bleach. • If your new shoes are too tight, put the nozzle of your blow dryer into the shoes and turn on low. When shoes get warm, stuff with newspaper or socks to stretch them. • If the tip of your shoelace becomes frayed, snip off the frayed end. Then paint or dip the end of the shoelace into clear nail polish and let it dry. ___________________ Reena Nerbas is a popular presenter and author of the National Best Selling series, “Household Solutions 1 with Substitutions”, “Household Solutions 2 with Kitchen Secrets” and “Household Solutions 3 with Green Alternatives.” If you would like Reena to visit your area and present a workshop, please call 204 320 2757. Reena enjoys your questions and tips – keep them coming! Check out Reena’s website! www.

Taking Refuge in the Most High Psalm 7 1 O LORD my God, in you do I take refuge; save me from all my pursuers and deliver me, 2 lest like a lion they tear my soul apart, rending it in pieces, with none to deliver. 3 O LORD my God, if I have done this, if there is wrong in my hands, 4 if I have repaid my friend with evil or plundered my enemy without cause, 5 let the enemy pursue my soul and overtake it, and let him trample my life to the ground and lay my glory in the dust. Selah 6 Arise, O LORD, in your anger; lift yourself up against the fury of my enemies; awake for me; you have appointed a judgment. 7 Let the assembly of the peoples be gathered about you; over it return on high. 8 The LORD judges the peoples; judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness and according to the integrity that is in me. 9 Oh, let the evil of the wicked come to an end, and may you establish the righteous—you who test the minds and hearts, O righteous God! 10 My shield is with God, who saves the upright in heart. 11 God is a righteous judge, and a God who feels indignation every day. 12 If a man does not repent, God will whet his sword; he has bent and readied his bow; 13 he has prepared for him his deadly weapons, making his arrows fiery shafts. 14 Behold, the wicked man conceives evil and is pregnant with mischief and gives birth to lies. 15 He makes a pit, digging it out, and falls into the hole that he has made. 16 His mischief returns upon his own head, and on his own skull his violence descends. 17 I will give to the LORD the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the LORD, the Most High.

The psalmist, King David of Israel, is dealing with some significant challenges in his life and writes down his thoughts as a cry out to God. He had been slandered by a Benjamite, one of the very people who he had been crowned King over, and he turned to his God for answers, for help, for relief. Words had been spoken, people’s hearts had been impacted, and David’s image had no doubt been damaged. To David, it seemed a significant blow – in the grand scheme of things, the Old Testament does not even record it. There are times as people, especially when we are in leadership positions, that we will end up in the same place as King David, feeling chased and hunted, not sure of ourselves and not sure of who we can trust. In the grand scheme of things, these times can be insignificant and even forgotten in time, but when those times do come (and they will!), we can learn from King David a few truths that will help us to lessen our personal pain and remain on the course God has placed us on: 1. Remember who is in charge (verses 1-2). David firmly believed and lived knowing that, even though he was the king of Israel, the Almighty God of Heaven ruled over the nations. David cried out to the true God in his time of need, asking for the help and strength to get through this challenge. 2. Remember that you are fallible (verses 3-5). David knew that as a fallen human, he was capable of anything. He asked God to make clear to him how he may have failed in this situation, and if he had, he knew that reparations would have to be made. David did not live in the delusion that he was perfect – far from it! 3. Remember who the

Pastor Doug Armbruster judge is (verses 6-16). David knew that if he was wrong, God would be his judge. However, David also knew that if he was innocent, and others were in the wrong, God would be their judge. David allowed God to be the holy and righteous judge that he was not able to be. He called on God to perform His righteous duty and bring these deeds to judgement, even if he was to blame. No matter what, David trusted God his judge, and knew that whatever God chose to do, His ways were perfect, and far beyond David’s human understanding. 4. Remember who gets the glory (verse 17)! David knew to give God the thanks and the praise in all things, because of God’s great righteousness and because of His Great Name. No matter the outcome, God was to be thanked, praised, worshiped and adored! Are you struggling today with challenges that may or may not be of your own making? Learn from King David. God is in charge, so let Him take the lead. You could be wrong, so be open to God’s Holy Spirit convicting you of sin. God is the Holy Judge, so let Him do His job, He never fails. And no matter what, praise His Holy Name! Pastor Doug Armbruster Raymore Baptist Church

Loonie celebrates a milestone birthday Canada’s iconic Loonie one-dollar coin turned 25 on June 30th. In 1987, Canadians said goodbye to one-dollar banknotes and welcomed the new coin in their pockets and change purses. The coin was instantly dubbed the Loonie after the solitary loon that graces the coin’s reverse side. The nickname caught on and Canadians have been using it ever since. When it was first introduced, the one-dollar coin represented the most significant change to Canada’s coinage system in over 50 years and the Mint proudly played a lead role in making it a reality,”said Ian Bennett, spokesman for the Mint. “Looking back on how the world has evolved over the past 25 years, the Loonie has endured as a true Canadian The original 1987 symbol.” $1 coin. To celebrate this milestone birthday, the Mint has produced a $1 fine silver coin. This double-dated coin features a new loon design by Ontario artist Robert Ralph Carmichael, who designed the original Loonie. Centered around the number “25”, two Common The 2012 Anniversary Loons swim past one another, one admiring the Loonie’s $1 coin – double-dated eventful journey over the past 25 years while the other looks and produced in fine silver. to the future and the many adventures to come.

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Sports news & commentary Local cowboys excel Chase and Tylan Holbrook of Nokomis are winding up another very successful year in the Sask. High School Rodeo Association. After the Saskatchewan finals were held in Martensville in early June, both boys finished in the top five in each event and moved on to the next level of competition – both the Canadian and National High School Finals Rodeo. Chase will next compete in the National event being held in Rock Springs, Wyoming July 15 through 22. The Canadian Finals will be held in Virden Manitoba August 1 through 4. Tylan qualified to compete in the National Finals in Gallup, New Mexico, June 24 to 30, however decided not to attend because of the travel required, the extreme heat in New Mexico, and the fact that his horse (Dude) is 26 years old! Tylan will attend the Virden, Manitoba event.

Chase just graduated from Grade 12 in Nokomis this year. He competes in both Team Roping and Tie-down Roping. Chase and his competition partner Greg Gillis from Swift Current finished 4th in Team Roping. Tylan just completed Grade 8 and competes in the Junior High School Division in several events: Team Roping, Break-away Roping, Steer Riding, Chute Dogging, Ribbon Roping and Goat Tying. His competition partner is Dawson Lehman from Mayfair. They finished 4th in Team Roping, and Tylan placed 4th in Break-away Roping. The National High School Final Rodeo events will be broadcast live. Check www. for details. -photos courtesy of Carla Froshaug

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New stars sprinkled through all-star game Casual baseball fans may be in for a surprise when they study the rosters of the American and National League teams for the mid-season classic, this year scheduled for July 10 at Kansas City. Oh, the usual, familiar names will be around – Josh Hamilton, Jose Bautista, Derek Jeter – thanks to fan voting, which is weighted heavily on popularity and name familiarity rather than merit. So when names like Trout, Trumbo, McCutcheon and Castro show up, don’t be surprised. There is a constant changing of the guard in the majors and this year is no different. So who is Trout? He’s Mike, a great hitter with the Los Angeles Angels whose offensive exploits this year were partially overshadowed by the non-hitting woes of Albert Pujols, the $256 million free-agent signee who barely hit his weight through the first two months of the

season. Trout played 20 games in AAA Salt Lake City and batted .403 before being called up to the Bigs. In his first 50 games, he had seven homers and a batting average of .344. Trumbo is Trout’s teammate, Mark. Remember the M and M Boys of the Yankees in the 1960s (Mantle and Maris)? This Angels T and T duo (TNT is the obvious nickname for the pair) might be just as explosive. A second-year third-baseman, Trumbo belted 18 homers in his first 65 games this season and had a slugging percent of .610, trailing only Hamilton and ‘Big Papi’ David Ortiz in that category. McCutcheon is Andrew, of the Pittsburgh Pirates, who haven’t had a winning record since 1991. A centrefielder and the epitome of a five-tool player (hits for average, for power, has speed, a strong arm and great fielder), McCutcheon’s name surfaces when fans start talking about the best player in the game today. And the Pirates?

They’re over .500, thanks in large part to McCutcheon’s heroics. Castro? He’s Starlin Castro

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of the Cubs and he’s a slickfielding shortstop who plays for a lousy team. Somebody has to represent the Cubs in the Mid-Summer Classic, so he’s likely to be their representative. Tune in to the all-star game broadcast and you’ll certainly see the familiar names. It won’t take long for the newcomers to become household names, too. • Janice Hough of “Ryan Leaf said at his sentencing ‘I’m lazy, selfish and dishonest.’ Was he talking about why he should be sent to prison, or announcing a future run for Congress?” • Greg Cote of the Miami Herald: “Major league um-

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by Bruce Penton • Another one from Cote: “The Panthers picked 23rd in the NHL Draft, which is generally considered to be the largest gathering of white teenagers outside of an Eminem concert.” • Steve Simmons of Sunmedia, on Twitter: “First reason to worry about Leaf draft pick Matt Finn: His favourite player growing up was Bryan McCabe.” • Twitter:@Dave_Stubbs “With a $687,500 contract, #Habs Ryan White will only have $687,500 left after bud-

Tip of the Week Practice with a purpose – Beating balls on a range is really wasting your time if you aren’t practicing with purpose. The range is for warming up the body on golf days and for training on days you don’t plan to play. Learn how to hit all types of shots on your training day. If you stand there and try to hit it straight all day, you will notice zero improvement when going on the course. If you try to learn how to draw the ball, then fade the ball, then hit it low, hit it high, etc. you will see better results. By practicing these types of shots you are learning and understanding your swing rather than quickly memorizing it. Trust me, there is a big difference. Next time you go out to the range to practice, try doing a random session instead of a blocked one. I would explain this terminology further, but if you really are keen to improve you will Google these two words (random/blocked) and you’ll see this is the proven way to really improve. See your local PGA of Saskatchewan Professional and they will assist you in Practicing with a Purpose. Jeff Chambers PGA of Saskatchewan Professional Elmwood Golf & Country Club, Swift Current, SK

geting for his haircuts.” • R.J. Currie of sportsdeke. com: “White Sox slugger Adam Dunn is on pace for 260 strikeouts in one season. Which would beat the old record of striking out 223 times, set when I was dating.” • Currie again: “Word out of Winnipeg is the Bombers’ new stadium won’t be completed this season. Same goes for most of Buck Pierce’s passes.” • TNT’s Charles Barkley, explaining all the anti-LeBron James sentiment: “Everybody hates the homecoming queen because she’s pretty. All the ugly girls hate the homecoming queen. And all the dumb kids hate the smart kids. That’s just the way it is.” • English track coach Charles van Commenee, not worried about teen sprinter Adam Gemili competing in the Olympics: “It’s not like I am sending my 12-year-old niece to fight al-Qaida.” • Another one from Currie: “The Toronto Blue Jays pitching in brief: Right-handed, lefthanded and short-handed.” • Ex-closer Eddie Guardado, when told in 2008 that the Twins had traded him for Rangers pitching prospect Mark Hamburger: “What? I was traded for a hamburger?”

• Brad Dickson of the Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald, on college football’s proposed four-team playoff: “Details still have to be worked out, including how to make sure that Boise State finishes fifth every year.” • Comedy writer Alex Kaseberg: “At the Olympic Trials, Ashton Eaton set a world record in the Decathlon, 9039 points despite competing in a torrential downpour. But in the London Olympics he could face harsher conditions; a torrential downpour, bad food and virtually no dental care.” • Rick Ball, B.C. Lions radio broadcaster, when smoke obscured the uprights in Edmonton during a point-after attempt: “It’s like the back of Cheech and Chong’s van.” • Ben Burnett: “Toronto signed 49-year-old left-hander Jamie Moyer to a minor league contract, according to a report on the team’s website. “His fastball sounds great if you convert to metric.” Care to comment? Email: Disclaimer: the opinions expressed are those of the writer

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Lori mentioned she and Ted received an anniversary card from me and she was surprised and appreciative, which made my day. Besides watching a ball game, I had to have some French fries and a hot dog. If anyone out there would like to receive an anniversary card, you need to phone Lori and will tell you how to receive one. William Harrison, son of Florence Boechler is here to visit his mother and Mary Harrison of Jansen who had a misfortune to break a leg. Vicky Friesen is off to Regina to work in a children’s club five days a week for the


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summer. Vicky is the daughter of Ken and Betty Friesen. Enjoy the summer – rain, wind and hot or cold days. Almanac says fall begins at 10:49 a.m. Sept. 22, the earliest autumn since 1896. Have you noticed the days are getting shorter, that is daylight hours? Get well wishes, thinking of and prayers for Ed (Leila) Kornelsen, Harvey Bartel, Belle Mullet and Don Mullet, Mary Harrison, all doctors, nurses, caregivers, folks in the hospital, all those in a lodge, family members mourning the loss of a loved one and anyone at home just not feeling well.

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Mobile Home - 16’ x 76’, 3 bedrooms, island kitchen, sunken livingroom. Earl Grey, SK. – 45 mins from Regina. Call 939-2004 or 725-7816. 34-37c(7t) FOR SALE – Last Mountain Regional Park, fully furnished cabin, water, sewer, new decks and windows. Up to date electrical, 2010. New mast, electric heaters, etc. $75,000.00. Call 306-5458968. 32-35c

FOR SALE– Why Pay More Elsewhere? “Everyday Low Price”. All major appliances selling at cost + $10. Watrous Furniture & Appliances, 9463542. 25ctf FOR SALE– Coleman Road Trip Barbecue, used only one summer, red, folds down, like new condition, works great. Asking $125 firm. Phone 5284779. Great for camping. 35p



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In Nokomis, SK. Four bedroom family home, furnished or unfurnished. Large yard, single garage. Near school. Prefer non-smokers. Contact 306-528-2185 or 306-2212208. 33-37c(7t) House to rent in Nokomis. 2BR, bright, large corner lot. Available Sept. 2012. Contact 306-528-2019 or 306-528-2246 to see house. Email me for particulars. 33-35p

Danceland, Manitou Beach upcoming events: July 10 – Toonie Night, 8:00 to 9:30 p.m.; July 13 – Ladyhawke Tributes & Musical Duo, 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight; July 14 – Les Barrington, 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight; July 17 – Toonie Night, 8:00 to 9:30 p.m.; July 21 – Stone Frigate Big Band, 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight; July 24 and 31 – Toonie Night – 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. Buffets before every four hour dance 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Phone 1-800-267-5037 for info or reservations. Check our website www.danceland. ca for updated schedule or email 35c Kim’s Fresh Fruit Truck, fresh picked in season on family orchard, will be in Strasbourg – Thursday mornings at DiGer’s, Southey – Thursday afternoons at Cafe 6-22. 35-37p 3rd Annual MISHELL’S Angels Golf Tournament & MS Fundraiser, July 21 at Last Mountain Regional Park. 9 hole course with sand greens. $40 per person (includes 2 rounds & raffle ticket for prizes). Hole-in-one prizes: $25,000 cash or boat worth $35,000. Lunch and Beer Gardens! Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. at Picnic Hall. For more details, call 306-5242012. 32-35p(6t) Prairie Treasures Antiques, Kenaston, SK, Annual Flea Market – Sunday, August 5 and Monday, August 6, 9:00 a.m. Ph: (306) 252-2366. 35-37c

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Earl Menzies and his helper are removing the windows on the north side of the pool hall and installing the original metal siding. This is in preparation for a mural which is going to be attached to the building. School is out so many are off on holidays or off to the lake for swimming lessons. Some of the children are taking swimming lessons at the pool in Raymore too.

The crops and gardens are all growing nicely. The crops and trees have been wind beaten lately, we’ve had some wild weather days here. The power was out for a few hours on Tuesday afternoon. _______________ Looking for some extra copies of this week’s newspaper? Pick some up at the Semans Coop store.

Birthdays and wedding anniversary celebrated

Lyle and Delores Dudley hosted a family get-together in their beautiful yard on June 30. All of Syd and Beryl’s children were home to celebrate Syd’s 85th birthday, Beryl’s 80th birthday and Syd and Beryl’s 62nd wedding anniversary. Here for the day along with Lyle and Delores were: Sharon and her fiance George, Dale, Glen and Judy and their son, Tyler, Darryl and his daughter Brenna and his son Kale. Lorna Cary also joined in the celebration. While the family was home, they cleaned up Syd and Beryl’s yard of the broken tree branches and debris from the recent wind storm, which Syd and Beryl greatly appreciated. The family also went on quad rides, then had a barbecue and anniversary/birthday cake (made and decorated by Karen’s Kakes). What a great way to celebrate three special occasions. It must have been a wonderful day for Syd and Beryl. -submitted by Lynn Gettis

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



On June 22, Kevin and Lynn Gettis along with the other local host families, hosted a barbecue supper and bonfire for the Agricultural Trainees. These trainees were from three different companies: Agriventure, CAEP and Cascade. The different countries represented were: New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Two of the trainees were from Alberta farms. John and Alice Luckin from Hawera, New Zealand were here

visiting with their son, Thomas, who is a trainee with Kevin and Lynn Gettis. Jon and Martha Persson from Kavlinge, Sweden were here visiting their son, Johan, who is a trainee with Don and Pamela Beamish at Lloydminster, SK. The trainees, John, Alice, Jon and Martha all attended the Farm Progress Show in Regina. They were all impressed with the displays and the size of the machinery. -submitted by Lynn Gettis

Play Pays: The rich benefits of tree-climbing, firefly-chasing. (Part One) All of our well-meaning attempts to fill up our children’s summer with enriching activities may actually be harming them. Here is why we need to back off a little and let them just be kids. If you’re like many parents, your child’s summer may already be booked up with “enriching activities.” Maybe you’re shipping him off to a rigorous math or computer camp designed to give him an academic edge. Or perhaps she’ll be living at home but attending an educational day camp or an intensive sports camp. At the very least you’re using the break from school to double up on her (already daunting) schedule of gymnastics and dance classes, supplemented with an ambitious summer reading list. When will your child have time to play? Just…play? It’s too bad that the old-fashioned notion of summer as endless free time – to climb trees, chase fireflies, build a fort in the woods, maybe set up a lemonade stand –has fallen by the wayside. This is what kids need –they need it far more than they need a high-priced summer camp or some other program aimed at cramming a little bit more learning into their exhausted brains. Play is serious business. We tend to see it as wasted time, but it’s actually anything but. Play is the work of childhood. It’s a classroom in which children develop a whole set of skills that really matter in life. Indeed, research shows that children who attend play-based preschools, as opposed to academic preschools, do significantly better in school down the line. David Elkind, one of the country’s most knowledgeable experts on child development, says that “play is essential to positive human development.” He recognizes that there are different types of play: play that teaches children concepts and skills, play that initiates children into the world of peer relations, and play that helps kids develop strategies for dealing with stress. What these variations on play have in common is that they are selfinitiated and self-directed – the playing child is calling the shots. If a child goes into his room and strums on his guitar because he loves it, that’s play. When an instructor comes into the picture and starts “teaching guitar,” the child may enjoy the experience but he’s no longer playing. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends

that children play outside as much as possible, for at least 60 minutes a day. Unfortunately, almost half of our children aren’t getting any time outside. Sending kids outside to play more often would not only go a long way toward combating our childhood obesity problem, it would simultaneously allow kids to enjoy more unstructured play. Most experts agree that kids should have twice as much unstructured free time as structured playtime. Every child is different, but every child needs free, unscheduled time to master his or her environment. If you really want to up the ante, consider that tomorrow’s adults may need the skills developed by play – innovation, collaboration, problem solving, and so forth – more than any other generation before. The global economy demands them. This makes it even more ironic that time for free, unstructured, selfdirected play is at an all-time low. So what, exactly, is it that makes play so valuable? It miniaturizes the world so that kids can deal with it. Play primes children for learning. Toddlers, for instance, love to climb up and down stairs. This allows practice in reading visual cues – i.e., the height of each stair – that plainold walking doesn’t provide. School-age children play games that have rules, which initiate them into the social institutions they’ll live and work in all their lives. Consider the complexities involved in a simple game of chase. The running and turning and ducking under and climbing over obstacles develops motor skills, but that’s just the beginning. Kids have to agree on the game and cooperate with each other, which are social skills. They also have to determine who’s going to be the leader, who’s going to be the follower, and when it’s time to renegotiate the roles. Kids can learn more from a game of chase than from a week of leadership camp. It teaches them how to handle stress and conflict. Consider the spats, arguments, and out-and-out fights kids get into when they’re playing with their friends. If they can’t resolve or at least smooth over their disagreements, then the game will grind to a halt—and that’s not good for anyone. Solitary play, too, provides plenty of problemsolving practice. Watch a young girl playing with her dollhouse and talking to the dolls: If her

“child” steals a cookie from the cookie jar she may try out different ways of handling the situation. Does she scold the child? Bash her over the head? Kick her out of the house? Business leaders say that today’s young workers have a serious dearth of problem-solving skills. While it may seem counterintuitive, making more time for play may give your child a serious edge when she enters the business world. It’s a feast for the senses – and the senses are the vehicles for childhood learning. You can explain a concept to children all day and they won’t get it. You can show them in a classroom laboratory, and, sure, they may “get it” on some level. But when they discover it themselves – by doing, not by listening to someone talk – ah, that’s when the light bulb really comes on. You might tell a child, “Twelve ounces is twelve ounces no matter what kind of shape it takes.” But when he’s playing with a glass of water and pours it into a short, fat bowl, and then pours the same water into a tall, skinny glass, he sees what you mean. Kids do not have the capacity for abstract thinking. They learn by doing. And that’s what playing is all about: doing. It gives kids a sense of power in a world in which they are essentially powerless. This is why kids love pretend dragon-slaying so much: They are helpless in the face of real-world “dragons” like parents, teachers, and other authority figures. Try to remember what it felt like to be small and powerless. Much of children’s fiction is on this theme (think Dorothy and her shaking clan before the hidden Wizard of Oz). In order to push out into the world, to take risks and to craft ethical positions, kids need to feel that they have some impact on the environment. This gets rehearsed in play, helping to get kids ready to stand up to the school bully or to resist peer pressure. It bridges the gap between imagination and creativity. All children are imaginative. Anyone who has ever seen a little girl wearing a white bathrobe and a towel draped over her head pretending she’s getting married or a little boy using a stick he found in the yard to cast wizard spells at the family dog has seen that imagination in action. Self-directed play cultivates that imagination into creativity. And here’s the thing: The ability to innovate—to quickly con-

nect dots that may not be readily apparent—is critical in a workplace where the pace is blistering and customers have limitless choices. A major study conducted by IBM found that the single most sought-after trait in CEOs is creativity. If you want to develop that skill in your kids, let them play freely and often. Do not impose form and structure. Shun pre-packaged experiences and pre-packaged toys when you can. It teaches us about ourselves. Our sense of self must be shaped internally, not externally. We need to learn what we’re good at and not good at – what we like and don’t like – on our own rather than being told by parents, coaches, and instructors. This is why it’s so important to let our kids try out lots of different activities (art, music, soccer, karate, gymnastics) rather than immersing them full-time in one or two that you prefer. It’s also why they need plenty of time not devoted to any structured activity at all. In every episode of unstructured, unguided play, a child learns more and more about him or herself. It is this sense of self that provides a home base, a place to retreat to, throughout life. Self-directed play is better for kids because ultimately they will have to turn back on their own resources and their sense of self. If they don’t have that they will be always looking for external direction and validation. Business leaders are saying that this constant looking outside for validation makes for workers who need too much time, resources and direction. Kids who have no down time and no time for unstructured play never get to know themselves. They know only who others tell them they are. Getting to know oneself takes time and emotional energy, and when all that is spent trying to get a leg up on an academic career, or become the best soccer player on the field, there is no time left for the internal work of child development. Learning who you are takes place not in the act of doing but in the quiet spaces between things. The more of these quiet spaces you can provide your kids, the better. Madeline Levine, PhD Madeline Levine, PhD, is a clinician, consultant, and educator; the author of New York Times bestsellers The Price of Privilege and Teach Your Children Well.

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Alfalfa pasture management Cont’d from page 14 ...paddocks. For example, a herd may be moved 2-3 times per day. This strategy does not allow individual animals enough time to selectively graze large amounts of lush growth. Because of the time requirement, this strategy requires a large group of animals to justify the cost of a full time herd manager. Introduce the animals to alfalfa when they are relatively full. In the short term this prevents stock from gorging themselves. Also, do not allow livestock to become too hungry before moving to a new paddock. Graze alfalfa for short time intervals during the first few days. This strategy introduces alfalfa to the diet more slowly and allows the producer to remove animals more susceptible to bloat. However, this must be tried with care because bloat is often associated with discontinuous grazing which generally results in more intensive feeding periods. Provide free choice hay or straw. Some producers appear to have success at reducing bloat by providing a dry roughage source. Animals can fill up on dry forage if the pasture is lush and watery. The same may also be accomplished by stockpiling old growth from the previous season. Monitor closely when there is dew. Saliva plays an important role in reducing bloat (saliva is high in sodium). Less saliva is produced during grazing when there is dew on the pasture. Provide mounds for livestock to stand with their front quarters elevated. The elevated mounts can help animals get rid of the excess gas through belching. Provide salt and a balanced mineral ration. Some producers have good results with certain mineral and salt formulations. The above pasture management strategies can help reduce the level of risk associated when grazing pastures high in alfalfa content. However there is still the risk that bloat can occur. It appears that there may be another bloat control product coming on the market in the summer of 2012 that will give producers another tool for controlling bloat on alfalfa pastures, so keep your ears tuned! -Trevor Lennox, Regional Forage Specialist, Saskatchewan Ministry of Photo LMT staff Agriculture, Swift Current

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Report From Parliament Staying In Touch – Summer 2012 Summer is here and it looks like it is going to be a hot one … if you believe the weather reports, that is. Most people in Saskatchewan will remember that the Environment Canada experts kept saying last winter was going to be very cold but the mild weather kept proving them wrong. Here’s hoping the forecasters have better luck in their predictions for a sunny summer. The arrival of summer also means that Parliament takes a break for a few weeks. Before the break started, we got quite a lot accomplished. Some of which you may have missed. Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals We helped make Canadians safer by introducing a number of measures aimed at fighting both foreign and domestic threats. For starters, we introduced legislation called The Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act, aimed at doing precisely what the title says. Canada is a welcoming country and most people who choose to make our country their new home are honest, hard-working people who contribute to their community. A small minority, however, have badly abused our generosity in the past. There are numerous cases of people who are not citizens and who have committed serious crimes yet the immigration bureaucracy seems unable to get them kicked out of Canada for years on end. For example, there was the infamous case of drug dealer Clinton Gayle who received a sentence of two years less a day for multiple drug offenses. The Government repeatedly tried to deport him between 1990 and 1996. He was able to appeal, and while he was delaying his deportation, he murdered Todd Baylis, a 25 year old Toronto police officer with a stolen handgun. The Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act focuses on three areas which would make it easier for the Government to remove dangerous foreign criminals from our country, make it harder for those who may pose a risk to Canada to enter the country in the first place and remove barriers for genuine visitors who want to come to Canada. Canadian Safety and Security Program in Regina Another major national security initiative of our Government also brought with it a significant investment in the Regina area. Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, and Public Safety’s Parliamentary Secretary, Candice Hoeppner announced that the new Canadian Safety and Security Program will be headquartered in Regina. This $43.5 million-per-year program aims to strengthen Canada’s ability to anticipate, prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural disaster, serious accidents, crime and acts of terrorism through the convergence of science and technology with policy, operations and intelligence. The program will help develop collaboration between all levels of government, industry and academia, as well as professionals in emergency management and response, public health, law enforcement and intelligence. RCMP Accountability But while it is important to keep a careful watch out for criminals and terrorists, it is also important to watch the watchers. Our Enhancing Royal Canadian Mounted Police Accountability Act will help enhance public trust and improve accountability for Canada’s federal police force. The tools in the act include a new Civilian Review and Complaints Commission to help monitor the RCMP. Meeting and Greeting With Parliament now in recess, I will have the opportunity to spend time getting out and about to the communities in the constituency. I look forward to hearing your concerns and answering your questions about federal issues. Along the way, I expect that a few hotdogs will get eaten. There are many community events coming up in the constituency. I hope you all get a chance to enjoy them and I will do my best to make it to as many of them as possible. Have a great summer. 35c

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If we have not learned to enjoy our own company, to feel safe, secure and complete within ourselves we may feel lonely, abandoned or depressed. Sometimes we may feel this way even when surby rounded by friends and family Gwen Randall-Young because we have lost touch with our own essential selves. with the most important perYou are your son in your world. ...You are the only one own best friend. Gwen Randall-Young is an you can always count on You are the only author and award-winning one you can alPsychotherapist based to be there... ways count on out of Alberta. to be there. It ment, and an external focus. makes sense then to cultivate Disclaimer: the opinions expressed are those of the writer. From an early age, particu- a strong, healthy relationship larly now, children are surrounded with toys, television and computer games. They expect to be entertained, and WED., AUGUST 1, 2012 – 10:00 A.M. – Farm Auction grow into adults who are alfor John & Virginia Nordlee. 3m. W., ¾ m. S. of Kenaston, ways looking to see ‘what’s SK. Case 1070 & 4490 tractor, MF1010 3 cyl. Diesel tractor, happening’. Many feel unMF885 SP swather, CaseIH 3650 soft core baler, trucks, full line comfortable or bored with too of equipment, grain bins, complete household, antiques, etc. much one-on-one time with *2 rings will be selling at this sale, one for farm, one for household. themselves. Being with oneself comes to feel like ‘second best’. The problem with this is that there will be times in life when each of us feels alone. Perhaps friends are all busy, a relationship ends, or we go on a business trip to a city where Box 578, Davidson, SK S0G 1A0 we know no one. Our children Phone 567-2990 • Fax 567-2051 • Cell 567-7411 may grow up and move away, Tim Manz, Prov. Lic. #914036 Email: or people close to us may die.





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Eddy Golf Club Green Jacket Tournament, sponsored by RJ Millwork & Building Supplies, on July 22. Tee off: 11:00 a.m. Fee: $30.00/golfer, or pre-register fee: $25/golfer. Pre-register with Val 306-725-4146. For further information contact 34-36c St. John’s Anglican Church, Marieton, will celebrate its Centennial Year with a special outdoor service on July 29, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Hog dogs, drinks and cake to follow. Please bring lawn chair. Any donations towards church maintenance greatly appreciated. For more in-

formation call Joyce Flavel 725-4286 or Bob Wilson 7312938. 34-35p Once again we remind residents of the resort villages, to keep your eye on house parties. On Tuesday evening, June 26, the night of the storm, there was a party at the west end of Kannata Valley and later in the evening, during the blackout, many vehicles were entered and property stolen. The theft covered the entire village and anything of value was stolen: GPS systems, deposit book containing money, tools, etc. The police were notified and will be following up with the cottage owners and those in-

tuesday, july 10, 2012 • last mountain times volved. Please pass the word along and lock your vehicles and sheds to try and keep this type of occurrence in control. Let your neighbors know when you won’t be home so they can watch out for unwanted company. On Friday, June 29, Kim Ball, daughter of Myrna and Bill Pollon of Kannata Valley, married her best friend Matt Weisbrod of Lumsden. The wedding took place at the Wascana Bandstand in Wascana Park. The day was beautiful and so was the bride as she walked through the grass with her father at her side. A very elegant evening of socializing and dancing followed later at the Turvey Centre. The happy couple reside in Brooks, AB and will be honeymooning later in August. The Canada Day celebrations at the Resort Villages of Kannata Valley and Sask Beach were entertaining and enjoyable to all who attended. Our local gals, Renee, Leandra and Colleen again performed at both resorts during the day. Kannata Valley had a parade lead by our local RCMP. There was a barbecue and Canada Day cupcakes. A surprise 50th birthday

celebration was held in Rockridge Developments at the home of Dale and Lee Curtis. Dale, you are now over the hill like the rest of us! A fun time was had by all, enjoying the beautiful day at the beach. Birthdays were also celebrated for Rish Anderson and son Evan Anderson on July 2. Sask Beach Canada Day celebrations included activities for the children and an adult ladder ball toss tournament hosted by Kathy Gordon and Norm Gray. The first tournament was won by Carrie Melnyk and Joel Brownridge. The second tournament was won by Chris Gray and Catherine Graham. ‘Time of Our Lives,’ Renee, Leandra and Colleen, entertained the crowd prior

Page 23 to supper. A fantastic roast beef supper was provided by Charlotte’s Catering from Moose Jaw. Fireworks followed at dusk. If you missed the fireworks at Sask Beach, you would have been able to enjoy the natural lightning and thunder for hours into the

evening. With our temperatures hovering in the high 20 and 30 degrees, we must be prepared for these storms and take cover in case of high winds and hail. The moisture is wonderful, however, the wind damage can be very scary and dangerous. Until next week, stay safe!

Luke and Jan with ‘Teddy Bears Anonymous’ were thrilled with the generosity of the Kannata Valley/Rockridge residents. They were also overwhelmed with the cash donations and donations of all the teddy bears on the float. It’s people like you that make a difference in this world! Kelly Hackman auctioned off the two huge bears which went to Dale Curtis and Jim Hopson.

Myrna and Bill Pollon, parents of the bride.

WEEK OF JULY 8 TO JULY 14, 2012 LUCKIEST SIGNS THIS WEEK: CANCER, LEO & VIRGO ARIES Whether you’re on vacation or not, you will participate in some interesting activities that bring together a lot of people. You will also add a personal touch to the décor of your home. TAURUS Your health may not be shipshape at the moment, perhaps because of the heat or maybe because of stress. A balanced diet and a bit of exercise will help you a lot. GEMINI You might feel exhausted after a period of high stress. You will work some extra hours that will be financially rewarding.

Norm Gray, shaking hands with Carrie Melnyk and Joel Brownridge, winners of the first ladder ball toss tournament.

The happy couple, Kim Ball and Matt Weisbrod, Mr. and Mrs. Matt Weisbrod.

CANCER You will be very busy with customers at work, and all the emergencies will be passed on for you to sort out. Once the weekend arrives your friends will provide you with some welcome relief. LEO You will start planning your vacation this week. You will be very determined about making last-minute reservations, but your success will be rather mixed. Have patience, and try to stay flexible. VIRGO You might decide to invest in a new décor for your home. You might also be seriously considering selling or buying a property. Either way, you will find some great opportunities.

Kannata Valley Councillors: Arnie Flegel on the tractor, with Mayor Ken MacDonald, Councillor Bill Pollon, Louis Desautels and Don Sangster on the float.


The ladder ball toss tournament at Sask Beach was a hit during the day!

SCORPIO There are a lot of little details to take into consideration concerning your home, your work, and personal matters. A change of diet will certainly boost your health. SAGITTARIUS People rely on you to take charge of activities, both at work and in your circle of friends. You never miss any details and you do your work with a smile.

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CAPRICORN If you’re on vacation this week, you could very well decide to repaint your home or undertake some other kind of do-it-yourself jobs. You will also spend a lot of time with the family.

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Eddy Golf Club Green Looking for some extra Jacket Tournament, spon- copies of this week’s newssored by RJ Millwork & paper? Pick some up at the Building Supplies, on July Co-op grocery store! 22. Tee off: 11:00 a.m. Fee: $30.00/golfer, or pre-register E-mail your fee: $25/golfer. Pre-register with Val 306-725-4146. For local news to us at further information contact 34-36c

LIBRA You feel the need to have a more active social life. You will begin to spend more time with friends, and you might even decide to do a regular activity with them.

AQUARIUS You’ll move around a lot this week. You have a very curious nature and you will look for the answers to all your questions. You will be very articulate as well.

Matt Weisbrod (left) and Jon Ball, entertained the crowd along the parade route.

PISCES You will organize an event to great success. It might not be easy for you to contact all your loved ones in order to send them invitations, but everything will turn out well in the end.

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