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Saskatchewan celebrates 100th Anniversary of the Legislative Building

Kenny Shields receives commemorative medal

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photos courtesy Sask. Legislative Assembly

The above is a view of the Saskatchewan Legislative building taken from the north east corner of the site on June 9, 1910. The building, located on Legislative Drive in Regina, was opened for use a little over 2 years later. Left: the building as it appears now.

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Events took place on the afternoon and evening of Thursday, October 11 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Legislative Building. It was a public event, with an evening program in the Chamber attended by their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada and Mrs. Sharon Johnston. “This legislative building opened in 1912 during a time of tremendous growth in our province, Premier Brad Wall said. “And today as we celebrate the centennial of this incredible building, we are again experiencing incredible growth in Saskatchewan. We invite all Saskatchewan residents, both newcomers and those born and raised here, to celebrate with us.” During the afternoon, students visited the Legislative Building and participated in the Artist-in-Residence community art projects. They also toured the Legislative Building and learned about the Chamber, Rotunda and 1909 Time Capsule Display. In the evening there was a public event which included a formal program in the Chamber where there was a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal presentation by the Governor General and a 2012 time capsule ceremony, as well as a cake cutting ceremony. There were also various entertainment activities happening throughout the building. The evening concluded with a massive fireworks display.

Sask Party government Award-winning photo taken near Strasbourg may sell off Crown Corp According to news reports carried by the CBC, the Sask Party government is having an evaluation done on Information Services Corporation with the view to possibly selling it to private investors. Information Services Corporation (ISC) handles all land titles and vital statistics transactions in the province. The corporation fulfills all the roles carried out by the old Land Titles Office, including survey plans, maps and photos. It also manages the personal property registry, and recently was given responsibility for vital statistics (birth, death, marriage certificates, etc.) and the Corporations registry formerly handled by the Department of Justice. According to the CBC, Saskatchewan has legislation that prevents the government from selling major Crown corporations such as SaskTel and SaskPower, unless an extensive review and consultation has taken place. That legislation stipulates that any legislation to sell a Crown corporation can only take effect 90 days after a provincial election. However, the CBC says the legislation does not cover smaller corporations such as ISC. NDP opposition was quick to pounce on the idea, saying selling the Crown corporation that maintains personal information is a ludicrous idea. They called on the Sask Party government to quickly abandon any plans it has to sell Information Services Corporation (ISC). “This is a profitable Crown that has a primary function of protecting the information that is vital to the public,” said Cathy Sproule, NDP critic for ISC. “The Sask. Party is letting its ideology trump basic common sense by even considering a sale of this sensitive asset.” Sproule pointed out that Premier Wall promised during the 2011 provincial election not to privatize Crown corporations, adding that taxpayers benefit from Cathy Sproule, ISC because it has turned a profit for sevNDP critic for ISC eral consecutive years. “Selling the Crowns is not what the Sask. Party promised and not what people voted for,” Sproule said.

The above photo was taken by William DeKay of The Western Producer during Bill and Donna Mckenzie’s fall harvest in September of 2011. The photo won William an award for ‘Photograph of the Year’ and William also was awarded ‘Photographer of the Year’ through American Agricultural Editors’ Association (AAEA) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In the photo, farm mechanic Rick Mckenzie works into the night, keeping an eye on harvest equipment at his brother Bill’s farm.

-submitted by Donna & Bill Mckenzie -photo reprinted with permission



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opinions – letters – comments

commentary Is your community friendly to seniors?

The next time an older person reaches the cash register before you and begins slowly counting her nickels and dimes, take the extra time to consider how welcome that senior feels in your community. Think about the steps she may have to climb with her purchases, the crosswalk outside the store that’s built for the young and spry. In some rural Canadian towns, those seniors now comprise 40 per cent of the population. Older people do a great deal for communities. They’re taxpayers and caregivers and without them many communities would no longer be sustainable. It’s time to turn the lens around and ask what communities are doing for them. The age-friendliness of our cities and towns needs to become a priority. On October 15, a panel of international experts met in Winnipeg to discuss how the world’s rural and remote communities can be more age-friendly. The symposium follows a 2007 World Health Organization report that addresses the views of older people from every continent in the world. The problems are remarkably similar. Seniors everywhere said they need more accessible communities, better housing and more opportunities for social engagement. They want clean, well-maintained environments in which to spend their retirement. Some live in quiet neighbourhoods they enjoy, but others complain of poor public transit and impatient drivers. Providing age-friendly spaces, such as parks and well-maintained sidewalks, permits seniors to become active, healthy members of society. Better streets also mean opportunities for physical activity and social engagement. In short, a


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higher quality of life - for everyone. Looking at these issues in rural and remote communities is important because many are rapidly ‘graying.’ Younger people leave to find employment; older generations stay behind. Access to affordable housing and transportation options, for example, are major issues to address in these areas. In fact, access to affordable housing with the proper accommodations is a basic requirement for good health. As more people move to urban areas, there’s a tendency among city-dwellers to dismiss the needs of rural communities with small populations. However, our economy needs rural communities – agriculture, fishing, mining are all important parts of the Canadian fabric. Therefore, it’s in everyone’s best interest to ensure the sustainability of small towns by making them more liveable. Creating a positive environment begins with the very structure of our buildings. Many seniors have difficulty with stairs in public buildings but also in their own homes. In other words, age friendliness reaches to the very design of our communities and organizations. Governments and planners need to put older people’s needs on the agenda lest a large proportion of our population becomes excluded. An older person may not leave the house if the curbs aren’t low enough to step over, or if there isn’t enough seating on the street to stop and rest. There are also small things we can all do to make our communities age-friendly. We rarely slow down long enough to consider the needs of the older people around us. Whether it’s taking the time to speak more slowly or helping someone cross the street, everyone has a role in creating more inclusive communities for seniors. And what’s good for the old is good for the young, too. An age-friendly community is more than a place that puts its seniors first. It’s a friendly community, period – and that’s something we should all be striving for. Verena Menecis Verena Menecis is Director of the Centre on Aging at the University of Manitoba. Disclaimer: the opinions expressed are those of the writer.

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Bagged lunches I put my carry-on in the luggage compartment and sat down in my assigned seat. It was going to be a long flight. “I’m glad I have a good book to read. Perhaps I will get a short nap,” I thought. Just before take-off, a line of soldiers came down the aisle and filled the ten vacant seats, totally surrounding me. I decided to start a conversation. “Where are you headed?” I asked the soldier seated nearest to me. “Petawawa. We’ll be there for two weeks for special training, and then we’re being deployed to Afghanistan.” After flying for about an hour, an announcement was made that bag lunches were available for five dollars. It would be several hours before we reached the east, and I quickly decided a lunch would help pass the time. As I reached for my wallet, I overheard a soldier ask his buddy if he planned to buy lunch. “No, that seems like a lot of money for just a bag lunch. Probably wouldn’t be worth five bucks. I’ll wait till we get to base.” His friend agreed. I looked around at the other soldiers. None were buying lunch. I walked to the back of the plane and handed the flight attendant a fifty dollar bill. “Take a lunch to all those soldiers.” She grabbed my arms and squeezed tightly. Her eyes wet with tears, she thanked me. “My son is a soldier; it’s almost like you are doing it for him.” Picking up ten bags, she headed up the aisle to where the soldiers were seated. She stopped at my seat and asked, “Which do you like best – beef or chicken?” “Chicken,” I replied, wondering why she asked. She turned and went to the front of plane, returning a minute later with a dinner plate from first class. “This is your thanks.” After we finished eating, I went again to the back of the plane, heading for the rest room. A man stopped me. “I saw what you did. I want to be part of it. Here, take this.” He handed me 25 dollars. Soon after I returned to

my seat, I saw the Flight Captain coming down the aisle, looking at the aisle numbers as he walked, I hoped he was not looking for me, but noticed he was looking at the numbers only on my side of the plane. When he got to my row he stopped, smiled, held out his hand and said, “I want to shake your hand.” Quickly unfastening my seatbelt I stood and took the Captain’s hand. With a booming voice he said, “I was a soldier and I was a military pilot. Once, someone bought me a lunch. It was an act of kindness I never forgot.” I was embarrassed when applause was heard from all of the passengers. Later I walked to the front of the plane so I could stretch my legs. A man who was seated about six rows in front of me reached out his hand, wanting to shake mine. He left another 25 dollars in my palm. When we landed I gathered my belongings and started to deplane. Waiting just inside the airplane door was a man who stopped me, put something in my shirt pocket, turned, and walked away without saying a word. Another 25 dollars! Upon entering the terminal, I saw the soldiers gathering for their trip to the base. I walked over to them and handed them seventyfive dollars. “It will take you some time to reach the base. It will be about time for a sandwich. God Bless you.” Ten young men left that flight feeling the love and respect of their fellow travelers. As I walked briskly to my car, I whispered a prayer for their safe return. These soldiers were giving their all for our country. I could only give them a couple of meals. It seemed so little... A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to ‘citizens of Canada’ for an amount of ‘up to and including my life.’ That is Honour, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it. -writer: anonymous (submitted by Joanna Krentz)


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NDP calls for Huawei deal evaluation The NDP is calling on the Sask. Party government to release details of its deal with Huawei and launch an investigation into potential problems the relationship could cause. While concerns over Huawei mount among governments and security agencies, the Sask. Party has defended the corporation. Less than a month ago, the premier visited China and took part in a photo-op with Huawei leadership as a deal for Huawei to build a new SaskTel network was inked. “We are calling on the Sask. Party to put the brakes on its Huawei contract and take a good look at the potential pitfalls of this relationship,” said Buckley Belanger, NDP critic for SaskTel. “Instead of defending the embattled Chinese corporation, the Sask. Party should spend its time standing up for and protecting Saskatchewan people.” “At least three federal governments – the United States, Australia and now Canada – have recognized poential risks arising from deals with Huawei,” said Belanger. “The Sask. Party is alone in their irrational defense of the company, ignoring the concerns that common sense people now have about handing their data over to this corporation.” On Monday, October 8, a U.S. intelligence committee release a scathing report about security risks presented by Huawei and on Wednesday, October 10 turned evidence of alleged bribery and corruption by the firm to American law enforcement. The committee head specifically warned that Huawei is a threat to Canada. In response, Canada’s federal government has given itself the power to refuse to accept a bid from the corporation on a government contract, citing a national security exemption. Aus-

tralia has banned Huawei from bidding on major communication infrastructure projects.

New bed management system for hospitals The provincial government says new bed-management software being implemented in Saskatchewan’s two largest centres will help reduce congestion in hospitals and improve access to inpatient services. The software is expected to help reduce surgical wait times, and encourage better flow through clogged emergency rooms. The new system will enable hospitals in Saskatoon and Regina to track inpatient needs in real time, matching patient needs with bed availability and automatically notifying staff when rooms need to be cleaned for a new patient. The procurement process undertaken will allow hospitals in other Saskatchewan communities to implement the bed management as they become ready to install it in the future. Officials said this same approach has been successful in other provinces and the United States. “This is a powerful tool, using real-time information to help us get the right patient in the right bed for the right level of care at the right time,” Saskatoon Health Region VicePresident of Integrated Health Services Sandra Blevins said. Crown corporation eHealth Saskatchewan negotiated the $2.5 million provincial licensing of patient flow software from U.S.-based Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc. Annual costs for the information system will be about $500,000 a year. Government eliminates horse racing tax The provincial government is eliminating the pari-mutuel tax it collects on horse racing wagers effective March 31,

2013. The pari-mutuel tax is a 10 per cent tax that is collected from each wager placed on horse racing in the province. The tax is applied to wagers made at Saskatchewan tracks and through wagering on horse races conducted outside of Saskatchewan. Last year, $857,000 in pari-mutuel tax was collected. “Eliminating this tax will allow the province’s horse racing industry to keep a larger portion of the revenues generated through wagers,” Minister responsible for Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority Donna Harpauer said. “These additional revenues will benefit the tracks that hold live horse racing in the province.” Election year spending down Communications spending by government was down by more than $5 million or 32 per cent in the 2011-12 election year compared to the previous election year of 2007-08. Volume 2 of the Public Accounts was released last week by the Ministry of Finance. It shows that the government spent $11.5 million on communications in 2011-12 compared to $16.9 million in 2007-08. This is due, in part, to a new law introduced shortly after the 2007 election restricting the amount of government advertising in the months leading up to a provincial election. While communications spending was up about $1 million in 2011-12 compared to the previous year, the increase is due to spending by the Chief Electoral Office to promote the provincial election. The Chief Electoral Office spent $1.5 million on communications in the election year compared to just $105,000 in the previous year. Spending on ministerial travel was $457,000 in 201112, down more than $100,000 from the previous year.


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Effective October 10, the Government of Canada says it will deliver increased benefits to Canadian Forces Veterans by ending the deduction of Veterans’ disability pensions when calculating their Earnings Loss and Canadian Forces Income Support benefits. “We have worked quickly to make changes to Veterans’ benefits to put more money in the pockets of Veterans and their families, including some who haven’t been receiving these benefits until now,” officials said. “We are also working quickly to make the necessary changes to the War Veterans Allowance Act so a disability pension will no longer be considered when calculating the War Veterans Allowance benefit.” The changes will cost an additional $177.7 million over five years. Officials are currently reviewing the records of those who are eligible for the Earnings Loss Benefit and may now be able to receive a payment. Earnings Loss Benefit and Canadians Forces Income Support Benefit recipients who are also in receipt of a disability pension from Veterans Affairs Canada may see a significant increase in their payment in the coming weeks. All affected recipients will be notified in writing with details of the recalculation and change to their payment. “We are happy with the announced changes,” said Gordon Moore, Dominion President of the Royal Canadian Legion. “The Legion is encouraged that the Government has looked at the unfairness of these clawbacks.”

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NEWS NOKOMIS Lylie Herman • 528-4404

The 2012 Ultimate Sports Lotto features Super Bowl tickets, Cash and trips to New York, Las Vegas, Anaheim and Hawaii. Tickets at local businesses or call 1 – 877 909 – RINK. 47c The Nokomis and District Museum Board wishes to extend their thanks to all who helped with our 2012 summer activities. Many thanks to those who volunteered on weekends, Museum Day, the Night at the Museum, CTV Home Town tour, and for those who helped with lots of muscle power for our platform renovation. We wish to thank the CTV Home Town

committee who generously donated the luncheon proceeds to our Museum. Your generosity in all of these areas is noticed and appreciated. 47c FOWL SUPPER– Sunday, October 21, 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Nokomis Centennial Hall. 12 years and older – $10, 5 to 11 years – $5, 4 years and younger – free. Proceeds to Nokomis Recreation Centre. 47c A lot of trouble will disappear if everyone learns to talk to each other instead of talking about each other. Gary Ramshaw of Red

tuesday, october 16, 2012 • last mountain times Deer, AB and Michael Ramshaw of Estevan, SK were at Art and Bette Ramshaw’s for the long weekend. Dinner guests at Hazel Chute’s over the Thanksgiving holiday were: Jim and Brenda Chute and Linda Pederson all of Nipawin, SK; Doug and Alice Grigor of Mayfair, SK; Bob and Noreen Walker of Govan and Lawrence and Linda Beeler of Nokomis. Ron and Sharon Isherwood enjoyed having their children home for the long weekend – Kim and Ethan Oscienny of Regina and Clinton and Dinah Isherwood of Edmonton, AB. Lavern and Alvina Sobus motored to Moose Jaw, SK on Thanksgiving Monday to be with Ron and Leanne Dufresne and family. Robert and Colleen McNichol had Lyle and Francis

There was a great turnout for the 6th Annual Ducks Unlimited Banquet held the evening of Friday, October 5 at the Nokomis Centennial Hall. The banquet is sponsored by -photo by Lylie Herman the Nokomis Legion Branch #290.

McNichol of Dauphin, MB visiting for the Thanksgiving weekend. On Monday they all went into Regina to visit their Aunt Sybil McNichol. Rick Harding of Kindersley, SK was here visiting his Dad Calvin Harding and Lylie Herman for a few days. He came for the Ducks Unlimited evening and the graveside service for Jim Hendry. Lylie Herman had a surprise visit from Anita Thompson of Marwayne, AB on Sunday, October 7. Lylie’s had no contact with her in six years. Anita was accompanied by her good friend Dwayne Dale also of Marwayne. They were spending the long weekend at Manitou Resort and found out that Lylie was living here so decided to come and visit. Did we miss reporting on an activity, event or function? Our volunteer community correspondents can’t be everywhere, so we also look for contributions from other community members as well. Please contact us at the Last Mountain Times directly at the above number, or contact us at: 725-3030, 528-2020,, by fax at 5282090, or by mail at Box 340, Nokomis. S0G 3R0. Be sure to include your contact information so we can clarify facts if necessary. ________________ Looking for some extra copies of this week’s newspaper? Pick some up at the Nokomis Co-op Grocery Store, Nokomis Pharmacy or the Last Mountain Times office!

All about pumpkins

It’s the season for visiting the pumpkin patch and picking out a winner. Pumpkins are a type of gourd that grows on just about every continent (Antarctica not included). The majority of pumpkins are bought and sold around Halloween, commonly to convert to jack-o-lanterns. However, pumpkins can be used as a delicious food source. Here is some other interesting information about pumpkins. Pumpkins are believed to have originated in North America. Seeds from pumpkins dating back to 7000 B.C. have been found in Mexico. The name ‘pumpkin’ evolved originally from the Greek word ‘pepon,’ for large melon. The French called them ‘pompon,’ and the English eventually changed the word to ‘pumpion.’ There are dozens of varieties of pumpkins and they come in many colors, including white, besides the familiar orange. Most pumpkins can be harvested for carving. However, certain varieties are better for cooking. These include the Buckskin,

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Chelsey, Dickinson Field, and Kentucky Field. It is possible for the home gardener to grow pumpkins. It may take a few tries, but the results can be worth it if pumpkins eventually form. Keep in mind that although pumpkin plants will produce several flowers throughout the life of the plant, a person can expect only one to two actual pumpkins per vine. Pumpkin plants naturally produce separate male and female flowers on the same plant for pollination. Pumpkin plants should be watered, but only the roots, in the early morning or during the day for good health. Wet leaves can lead to mildew. Later-day watering may result in powdery mildew, a blight that can form and spread quickly. Bugs are another problem that may destroy a pumpkin plant. The cucumber beetle is a carrier of plant disease. Of course, if growing pumpkins seems too much work, a trip to a local pumpkin patch is a good excursion for families. Pumpkins ripen at the end of summer into early fall. However, it could be best to wait until later in the season to pick a pumpkin because a picked or carved pumpkin won’t last forever. And most people will want to be sure their pumpkin is on proud display for Halloween.


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Kenny Shields receives Diamond Jubilee Medal

Pictured with Kenny at the ceremony is his sister Shar-photo by Linda Mallet, Lanigan Advisor lene Lymburner. On the evening of October 9, Kenny Shields was presented the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contribution to the Canadian music industry. Kenny Shields was born and raised in Nokomis, and has been singing since he was a very young boy. After graduating high school, Kenny moved to Saskatoon to attend university, but was immediately recruited by the city’s premiere band – Witness Incorporated. Several years later, he moved to Winnipeg to join a band originally from Saskatchewan called Wascana (which later became

‘Witness’ again after moving back to Saskatoon.) Further down the road, Kenny’s most well-known band, Streetheart, was formed. The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal was created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada, and is being presented to 60,000 individual Canadian to honour significant contributions and achievements. Shields received his medal at a presentation at the Western Development Museum in Saskatoon.

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Saturday, October 27th Nokomis Centennial Hall

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Cocktails at 5:30 p.m. Potluck Supper at 6:30 p.m. Cash Bar Live & Silent Auction Donations of home canning, baking, sewing or whatever your specialty greatly appreciated!

Pumpkin Carving Contest for the Kids Stop by the Last Mountain Co-op grocery store in Nokomis to pick up your free pumpkin and entry tags after October 18. All free pumpkins must be entered in the contest.

ESPECIALLY FOR THE KIDS: Come dressed in your Halloween costume and you will receive a special Halloween gift! For details contact: Dale at 306-528-4402


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Nokomis School news Principal’s Message The school year is now officially in full swing. A look at our monthly calendars for September and October will certainly attest to that. Sometimes it seems like we are the energizer bunny, “wind us up, watch us go, stopping only briefly to breathe.” Between day-to-day academic responsibilities, commitments to extra-curricular and professional responsibilities, and other school activities, the days just seem to slip by. I hope everyone enjoyed a relaxing and restful Thanksgiving, and didn’t eat too much! Recharge the batteries for the next portion of the year. Keep up the good work! - Mr. Koenig Kindergarten, Grade 1 and 2 News September was a fantastic month that went by way too fast!! It was a very productive month that kept the students busy! On September 12, the staff welcomed everyone back with a successful Back to School BBQ. It was a nice night and everyone enjoyed burgers or hot dogs and a chance to visit. The 14th of September saw Grades 1 to 7 cleaning up the community and I think it is worth mentioning that the amount of garbage that the students had to pick up was very minimal. On the 24th we welcomed 10 Kindergarten students and they are already learning the routines and are fitting in nicely. The 27th of September was a very special day when CTV’s Home Town Tour came to Nokomis. When the bus stopped at the school, everyone was anxious to greet the anchors and even more anxious to throw a pie at Mr. Koenig! Friday, September 28th was the Terry Fox School Run Day where the students walked, ran, or biked in the morning and then enjoyed a BBQ lunch and raised $582 which exceeded our goal of $500! How could we get any work done with all of that going on you ask? Well, my K to 2’s are exceptional, that is how! In Grade 1 and 2 we are learning about and reviewing consonants and short vowels. In Math, both grades have finished a patterning unit and have moved on to Unit 2 which looks at numbers to 20 in Grade 1 and 100 in Grade 2. In Science we have started a unit on Vertebrates and have so far looked at fish. Health is teaching us about healthy snacking and in Social Studies we are learning about Diversity. Although the Kindergartens have only been here a short time, they have been very busy as well. They’ve started our Jolly Phonics program and they have also been learning the color words. All of these things, coupled with learning the basic ‘school’ routines, have made for a very busy few weeks! - Mrs. Hendry Grade 3 and 4 News September certainly was a busy month, especially for the Grade 3 students as they had the

Canadian Achievement Test to complete as well as a Fountas & Pinnell reading assessment. Now that those have been completed we can continue to move forward. On Thursday, September 20, we travelled to Saskatoon to the Western Development Museum for a Harvest Demonstration. The students were quite amazed at the “ancient” farming techniques, tools, and machinery used back then. We were fortunate to have Jake McNichol, Nina Moskal-Braun and Rhonda Walker take the time to spend the day with us and provide transportation. These off-site events would not be possible without your support. October birthday greetings go out to Mitchell Harding. I hope all the students and their families had a great Thanksgiving! - Mrs. Koenig Grade 5, 6, and 7 News Wow, did September ever go by quickly! It was nice to see so many out to our Welcome Back BBQ, and for the Home Town Tour. Dennis and Michele had us out to their farm to see how honey is extracted and gave each of us a jar of honey. We all really appreciated it. I have really enjoyed having honey on my toast for the past few mornings! In Math, Daegan is working on Operations on Decimal Numbers, while the Grade 5 and 6 students work on Numbers and Understanding Numbers. In Health, we are learning the importance of self-regulating and will soon move on to Unit 2: Self Image. We are enjoying the iPads and are using them to help us practice math facts and in our story telling. We will be having Mr. Swan in our room for a few days to teach us a new computer program that we will use in Science. We are planning on attending Agribition in November. A letter will be sent home once I have a set date and schedule. I hope to see everyone out to the Open House this month! - Mrs. Tait Greetings from Mrs. Stratton September seems to always be the fastest month, but with all of the fun activities planned for Education Week (Oct. 1519), I am sure October will be just as speedy. It was great that so many attended the Back to School BBQ. It was nice to see everyone out even on the windy day! Just a reminder to keep checking the school website at for updates on things happening at the school, dates to remember, events, and assignments and exam dates for high school courses. Here is what we will be doing this month in class: ELA A30 students are finished their nonfiction novel study and are beginning other literature for Unit One ‘Canadian Voices and Perspectives’, and ELA 20 students are finishing off their novel study of To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee and will be starting the rest of their unit’s litera-

ture which deals with growing up and changing perspectives. ELA 8&9 students are finishing the final activities for their novel study of The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton and each ELA group will be splitting off to work on their own literature for their ‘searching for self’ units. History 20 students finished learning about WWI and will finish up about the Russian Revolution, which should take us into Unit Two: the totalitarian state at the end of the month. Social 9 students are finishing their first unit called Time and their long term project for this unit has been creating a family tree which they will be presenting in mid-October. Economics 30 is finishing up the last few lessons in Unit One and will be moving on to ‘the economy of Saskatchewan’ unit. Communication Media 10 students are continuing their work with some learning of the pre-production, production and post-production processes and we will be beginning the planning for a video project around mid-month. I hope you have an outstanding October! - Mrs. Stratton News From The Library September has passed quickly and we are looking forward to an exciting month ahead. We have ordered some new books that I am busy processing and they are almost ready for the students to borrow and enjoy. This week is Education Week (October 15-19) and there are many exciting activities planned for the students. We plan to have several visits from Saskatchewan authors and we will be holding our Fall Scholastic ‘AllStar’ Book Fair on Wednesday and Thursday and our Open House on Wednesday evening. We welcome you to join us at the Book Fair to encourage your child’s love of reading and look forward to seeing you there. - Mrs. Nicholson Terry Fox School Run Day Nokomis School students once again took part in the Terry Fox School Run Day on Friday, September 28. To raise money for the foundation, students could bring money to have their names put in for a draw for Nokomis School Clothing and a Terry Fox T-shirt or they could also have their names put in to throw a pie at Mr. Koenig. The pie throwing took place during the CTV Home Town Tour on Thursday, September 27th. The students enjoyed a BBQ lunch on Friday, September 28 after walking, biking, or running in the morning. The proceeds from the BBQ also went to the Terry Fox Foundation. Lucky winners of the school clothing were Cheyenne Barnes and Adam Landru, and Karlee Bedard was the winner of the Terry Fox TShirt. The following 10 lucky students got to throw a pie at Mr. Koenig: Hunter Edwards, Damen Averill, Owen Edwards, Camden McNichol, Tyler Walker, Cassandra Knouse, Nina Guan, Amber Reynolds, Adam Landru and Cylus Zdunich.

The staff and students set a fundraising goal of $500.00 and we exceeded that amount by raising $582.50 for the Foundation. The Nokomis School Community Council for sponsored the lunch. Report Cards and Parent/Teacher Interviews It is hard to believe but it is almost time for report cards to be distributed. Term 1 Report Cards for all grades will go out on at the beginning of November. Parent/Teacher interviews will also occur next month. School Clothing Nokomis School will be selling school clothing at their Open House and over the course of the two days after that. There will be adult and youth size samples for T-shirts, hoodies, shorts, sweats and long-sleeved shirts. In addition, there will be some sizes available for jackets. I still do not have a price list, but we will have one for that evening. SRC News The Senior SRC appreciate all of the support they received for their recent magazine campaign. There were over 180 subscriptions ordered and a gross sale of over $4000. The SRC gets to keep 40% of these gross sales. The top seller was Cassandra Knouse and the top selling class was Mrs.Tait’s classroom. Cassandra will receive a gift certificate to Papa C’s and the class gets a pizza party. In addition, the SRC was able to order a 19” flat screen TV as a prize reward. Way to go!! The next thing on the agenda is to plan the first set of activities and spirit days. This year’s Sr. SRC is as follows: presidents – Peyton McNichol and Lauren Koenig; vice-president – Cara Henry; treasurer/secretary – Cory Bart; room reps – Nina Guan, Ashley Hards, Amber Reynolds and Cassandra Knouse; Juice Crew – Tyson Hunter, Daniel Pratchler and Cory Bart; Calendar Crew – Adam Landru and Cylus Zdunich. Cross-Country This season always comes up fast and is always too short; unless of course you’re the athlete. This year Tyson Hunter and Cylus Zdunich expressed an interest in running – perhaps a precursor for getting in shape for hockey? The boys followed a two-week training program and travelled to the Pre-District Meet at Lucien Regional Park in Middle Lake on Tuesday, September 25th. The boys ran well; however, did not advance. I want to acknowledge them for their hard work and dedication to the training program. As many know, it’s a very difficult event to train and participate in. Good job, guys! - Mrs. Koenig Yearbooks Just a reminder that there are still copies of the 2011/2012 yearbook for sale if anyone is interested.

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Co-op Camp to receive special award

The 34th Annual Saskatchewan Co-operative Merit Awards Banquet, to be held November 2, 2012, honours individuals and organizations that have made an outstanding contribution to co-operatives and credit unions in Saskatchewan. This year, in honour of the United Nations International Year of Co-operatives, a special Co-operative Merit Award is being presented to the Saskatchewan Co-operative Youth Program (SCYP). “The Saskatchewan Co-operative Youth Program has had a huge impact on young people in this province for over 80 years,” said Heather Hale, SCYP Program Officer. “For generations, graduates of SCYP have gone on to lead corporations, co-operatives and governments. The ripple effect of the leadership and teamwork skills participants learn at Co-op Camp lasts a lifetime,” she said. With over 43,000 alumni, graduates of the program are in virtually every community in the province. Often called Co-op Camp, the program has been attended by generations of Saskatchewan’s young people since it started as Co-op Schools in 1928. Co-op Camp is an annual series of weeklong summer camps for teens ages 12-18 designed to build leadership, teamwork and communication skills in young people from all over Saskatchewan and to educate them about co-operatives and community involvement. Co-operatives and credit unions sponsor young people to attend the camps each summer. The Co-operative Merit Awards celebration takes place this year in Saskatoon, as part of the Co-operating to Build a Better West Conference. In Saskatchewan, as of 2011, there were over 1,200 financial and non-financial co-operatives operated in Saskatchewan providing a wide range of services to well over 1 million members.

Successful fall launch for Regional College Programs Fall enrolment at Carlton Trail Regional College (CTRC) is on par with last year’s, with over 400 students enrolled across the region. Many of the fall programs have begun, with adult basic education, institute credit, and business and industry training attracting the majority of students. “We are responding to more requests from First Nations and business and industry to provide specific education and training in academic upgrading, health, safety, equipment operations and more” said Carlton’s CEO, Dr. Ivan Yackel. “Our strength, as a regional college, lies in our ability to adapt quickly to our region’s growing labour market with customized programs and training that students can

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experience close to home.” CTRC has offices in Humboldt, Wynyard, Watrous and Southey as well as classrooms in Punnichy, Wakaw, Wadena and several other communities. CTRC offers a wide array of programs in trades, healthcare, human services, business, agriculture, safety, adult basic education, English as an additional language and personal development. FAITH | HOPE | SINCERITY Find Them In Church

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tuesday, october 16, 2012 • last mountain times

Govan Optimist Club Heritage Project

Phone 528-2020 • 725-3030 or use the drop-box at the Govan Co-op

Govan Country Care Home looking for volunteers interested in spending time with seniors during the day for recreational activities. If interested call Sharon 4844533. 45-48c Duval Fowl Supper: turkey, cabbage rolls, veggies, buns, pie. October 21 - 4:30

to 7:00 p.m. Adults - $10.00, age 6 to 12 - $5.00, age 5 and under - free. Take out orders $10.00. Phone 725-4164. 47p Your news is important – be sure to send it in – please remember to include your name when you submit it!

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Left to right: Don Turnbull, Merv Danbrook, Reg Lakness, Jim King, Ron Hanmer, Gord Fritzler, Baine Fritzler, Gerry Fletcher, Lorne Mortenson and Ira Travis.

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The Optimist Club of Govan embarked on a Heritage Project this summer. The club designed and erected steel markers at 14 country school locations in the Govan District. The schools marked are: Govan, Arlington Beach, Constance, Cymric, Dunkeld, Lake of the Plains, Llanvair, Mountain View, Sundwall, Swanston, Valley Centre, Wessels, Westwyn and Williamsville. Other schools in the district that already have markers include: Ashleaf, Cuthbert

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Protect pets from harm this Halloween

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Spooky decorations and costumes can increase a pet’s anxiety on Halloween. While Halloween can be fun for adults and children alike, the family pet might not look forward to October 31 as much as the rest of the family. When trick-or-treating time arrives and the doorbell gets its annual workout, pet parents should take steps to ensure their dogs, cats and other companion animals stay calm and don’t get too frightened or excited. Halloween is full of decorations, costumes and, of course, trick-or-treaters. While the

excitement can be thrilling for children, pets can easily grow scared. Animals generally become creatures of routine, and anything that takes them out of their comfort zones can be a cause for agitation. Spooky decorations hung throughout the house and outdoors present new sights and smells. The doorbell ringing every few minutes could put skittish pets even more on edge – especially when they come face-to-face with hordes of costumed trick-or-treaters.




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and Garland. Ten members had a bee to put up the signs on July 26, 2012. Pictures were taken of various Optimist members who actually attended their particular school. The club appreciates the past and present support from all those who make projects such as this possible. Gerry Fletcher

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Duval Fowl Supper: turkey, cabbage rolls, veggies, buns, pie. October 21 - 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. Adults - $10.00, age 6 to 12 - $5.00, age 5 and under - free. Take out orders $10.00. Phone 725-4164. 47p

Your news is important – be sure to send it in! Please remember to include your name when submitting news. If you don’t want your name published along with your submitted news, just let us know! Looking for some extra

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Candy, and chocolate in particular, poses a large risk as well. Even relatively small amounts of chocolate can be harmful to cats and dogs. That’s because chocolate contains caffeine and theobromine, two different types of stimulants that can wreak havoc on an animal’s central nervous system. Hard candies may be swallowed and become lodged in the throat or digestive tract. Artificial sweeteners are harmful to animals, too. To help keep pets safe, it is best to consider the following tips for Halloween. • Keep pets indoors for the day. Animals that are frightened may run away or grow disoriented and get lost. Also, you never want your pet to be the victim of a Halloween prank. Sometimes black cats are stolen on Halloween. Dogs left outside may be at risk for teasing and taunting, too. • Don’t take dogs trick-ortreating. Although you may have a calm, well-mannered dog, the crowds in the neighborhood may excite man’s best friend, whose behavior might be difficult to predict. Also, other animals that get loose from homes when the doors are opened may provoke your dog. It’s enough to

keep your eyes on your children, never mind being mindful of your dog, too. • Skip costumes for pets. You may think it’s a great idea to dress your pets in costumes, but there’s a good chance your pet does not share your enthusiasm. It may stress out the animal, so avoid pet costumes. • Be mindful of holiday decorations. Strings of lights, fake spider webs and other decorative items can be tripping hazards for pets, while electronic devices could pose a safety risk. Avoid lit candles in the home because cats or dogs may knock them over. • Keep pets secured in a bedroom or another quiet space. Your dog or cat may try to bolt outside every time you open the door to trick-or-treaters. Instead, keep the animals in a bedroom or laundry area. Not only will they appreciate the quiet, but also they won’t have a chance to escape and get lost. • Store collected candy out of reach. Pets are inquisitive, and they may be drawn to the sweet smell of candy and treats. Candy wrappers and the candy itself can be hazardous to pets. Therefore, store candy where pets cannot access it and be sure children discard candy wrappers.





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Last chores for October Now that autumn is moving towards winter, there are still a few chores that should be completed. If you enjoyed the glory of tender summer flowering bulbs, it is now time to give those bulbs some special treatment in order for us to preserve them so we can enjoy their beauty again next year. Tender bulbs are those plants that have fleshy storage structures (bulbs, corms, tubers and roots) which will meet their demise over winter if they are not brought indoors out of the extremely cold winter temperatures. It is important to dig up these structures and bring them into a warmer area for storage throughout the winter. For most of the plants that we may grow it is best that they be lifted after the foliage is killed by frost or has dried up. Dig the bulb structures carefully to ensure that they are not damaged. Loosen the soil on all sides of the plant before lifting the clump of roots and soil without damage. Cuts or other damage will allow disease organisms to enter which is not advisable for good storage. Most bulbs are best dried with the soil still adhered but if you are storing dahlia or canna bulbs it is advisable to gently wash the soil away from the root tissue. Gladiolas are a special condition in that they should not be washed but

allowed to dry thoroughly before gently removing any soil that is adhering. Most bulbs will need a curing period before storage. Dahlias, cannas, callas and caladium need a short period of drying for one to three days in a room that is away from direct sunlight and winds that are drying. Gladiolas and oxalis will need about three weeks of drying at just under room temperature in a dry but well ventilated area. Ensure you examine all tissues and those that are infested or soft should likely be discarded. It is important to label all stored plant material to ensure there is no confusion in spring. I personally like using paper bags for storage as labels are easily written on the

outside. Throughout the storage period, check regularly for any rotting or other damage. Acidanthera spp. is a corm and should be stored at around 35 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit (1.6 to 4.4°C). Begonia x tuberhybrida is a tuberous root and should be stored at about 50 degrees F (10°C). Store is sphagnum peat moss or vermiculite. Caladium bicolor is a tuber and should be stored at about 50 degrees F (10°C). Cure with remaining foliage and store in peat or vermiculite. Zantedeschia spp. or Calla Lily is as rhizome and should be stored at about 50 degrees F (10°C). If possible, let foliage dry off a few days before digging. Store is sphagnum,

peat or vermiculate. Canna x generalis is a rhizome and should be stored between 40 and 50 degrees F (4.4 to 10°C). Dig after frost has damaged foliage and plant has dried a few days after digging. Dahlia hybrids are a tuberous root and should be stored between 40 and 50 degrees F (4.4 to 10°C). Cure in high humidity and pack roots in sphagnum to avoid desiccation. Gladiolus hybrids are a corm and should be stored between 35 and 40 degrees F (1.6 to 4.4°C). Cure two to three weeks prior to storage. Patricia Hanbidge Horticulturist Saskatoon School of Horticulture

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Sports news & commentary Seattle Oilers? Don’t bet on it Moving the Oilers out of Edmonton would be like moving the Vatican to Des Moines, or Ann of Green Gables’ house to Roblin, Manitoba. It’s just not natural. Weren’t the Oilers responsible for the Alberta capital being called The City of Champions? Didn’t they build a statue to Wayne Gretzky outside the House That Wayne Built? Now Oilers owner Daryl Katz says he might move the Oilers to Seattle if he doesn’t get a more favourable arena deal with the City of Edmonton. Hockey blasphemy! Next thing you know, they’ll be saying the Rocket’s an Anglophone. Plans have been in place for a couple of years on a new arena in downtown Edmonton but Katz, the man behind the Rexall Drugs empire, thinks civic and provincial politicians should throw a little

more loot into the project before the final agreements are signed. When that suggestion got less than a lukewarm response from Edmonton mayor Stephen Mandel and Alberta Premier Alison Redford, Katz conveniently showed up in Seattle with a few business partners (and Wayne Gretzky) on the very day that Seattle city council approved construction of a $480 million sports complex. And you thought CoffeyMessier-Gretzky-Kurri-Anderson was a powerplay! An NHL team in Seattle would have a big battle for media attention, competing with the Seahawks, Mariners, an NBA team (TBA), soccer’s Sounders and Washington Huskies of the NCAA. But if Katz got part of the arena’s ownership, too, he might not care that the Oilers (or whatever their name might become) didn’t sell out every game. The Oilers have been NHL doormats for the past few

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Nail Yakupov, most NHL observers feel they’re on the verge of something great. If Katz were to pick up his hockey team and head for Washington, he might make a lot of money off hockey in his new United States home, but it’s doubtful Katz’s drugs stores would ever sell another bottle of Tylenol or a greeting card in Northern Alberta. So here’s my guess: Katz would hire Lindsay Lohan to coach the Oilers before he’d move his team out of Edmonton. It’s nothing more than lockout theatrics. • R.J. Currie: “Chicago Cubs president Theo Ep-

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cials initially ruled it a girl.” • Ostler, in his San Francisco Chronicle, on Tim Tebow: “One more ugly loss and (Rex) Ryan might be forced to put in Tebow at quarterback. He’ll take the Jets on a playoff run, then be traded to another team that has no idea what to do with him.” • Ostler again: “So glad I found that magic lantern and rubbed it! My duck hook is cured, Buster Posey is about to win the batting title, and the real NFL refs are back!” • Comedy writer Jim Barach: “The New York Knicks are on the verge of becoming the oldest team in NBA history. It’s easy to spot them. They are the ones who wear their shorts up around their armpits.” • Another one from R.J. Currie: “Last week’s top stories are tackling by the hair in the CFL and the ongoing NHL lockout. Or, dreadlocks and deadlocks.” • DJ Gallo, “The 49ers have a great defence, a quotable, high-energy coach and a two-quarterback system that works. If you go to the dollar store and ask for the San Francisco 49ers, they will give you the New York Jets.”

• Janice Hough of, after Texas blew a 13-game lead and lost the AL West on the final day of the season: “The Rangers have just been declared the official baseball team of the U.S. Ryder Cup squad.” • Headline at “Crazy old man on street corner claims to have seen a winning Pirates season.” • CBS baseball analyst Jon Heyman, via Twitter, with a rival team executive’s take on the Dodgers: “They are a fortune 500 team. They spent a fortune to play .500.” • NBC’s Jay Leno: “The consensus is that Mitt Romney won the first presidential debate. The only people who thought Obama won were the replacement refs.” • Comedy writer Alex Kaseberg: “A survey claims Wrigley Field is the filthiest Major League ballpark; which is surprising knowing how many times the Chicago Cubs get swept.” Care to comment? Email: Disclaimer: the opinions expressed are those of the writer

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Strasbourg Kidsport have the 2013 Saskatchewan Roughriders calendars for sale at Every Little Thing, $20, with $10 staying with our local committee. 47c

Ladies Auxiliary Hallowe’en Tea and Bake Sale on Friday, October 26 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. at Last Mountain Pioneer Home. Everyone welcome. 47-48p

Strasbourg Recreation Board sponsors ZUMBA classes every Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. in lower Strasbourg Hall. 8 week session or drop ins also welcome. 47c

Strasbourg Community Hall Elevator Committee and Sask Energy, Fundraising Barbecue, Saturday, October 27, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Strasbourg Community Hall. Presentation from Sask Energy at 12:30 p.m. to the hall elevator project. 47-48c

Story Time at the Strasbourg Parkland Library, Friday, October 19, at 10:30 a.m. All pre-school children welcome! 47c Strasbourg Recreation Board sponsors an In Motion ‘Skate-A-Thon’ at Strasbourg Recreation Centre, Friday, October 19, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Come out as a family or on your own and enjoy a couple of hours of free skating. Prizes, will be handed out! 47c Tupperware, Gold Canyon, Pampered Chef Open House Show and Sale, Friday, October 19, 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 20, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 209 Blackstock St., Strasbourg. Many in stock items or order from catalogues. Come out for early Christmas shopping. NO tax on in stock merchandise. Door prizes, coffee, goodies! Everyone welcome. 46-47p Strasbourg Recreation Board In Motion ‘Fall Walk in the Hills.’ Meet at the town office, Sunday, October 21 at 1:30 p.m. and car pool to the hills. There will be a 3K or 5K trail to walk. Youth activities planned for those not walking. 47c Duval Fowl Supper: turkey, cabbage rolls, veggies, buns, pie. October 21 - 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. Adults - $10.00, age 6 to 12 - $5.00, age 5 and under - free. Take out orders $10.00. Phone 725-4164. 47p Strasbourg Recreation Board In Motion ‘Walk the Talk’ events! Strasbourg Recreation Board have declared Wednesday, October 24, as ‘Walk the Talk Day,’ and encourage walking to work, school, for the mail, and walk to cast your vote at the municipal election. Let’s get ‘In Motion.’ 47-48c

Bulyea and Community ‘Spooktacular Fall Supper’ Sunday, October 28, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Bulyea Community Hall. Admission: Adults: $10.00, Children 12 and under: $5.00, pre-school: free. Costumes optional. 47c Farmers Market/Craft Sale, Saturday, November 10, at Strasbourg Community Hall, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Table rent $10/member, $15/non-member. For bookings call Lesley 725-4925. Lunch available. 43,47,49,1c

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Seniors Talent Show enjoyed in Strasbourg There was a packed house for the Seniors Talent Show held Saturday, October 6 at the Old School House in Strasbourg. Many different musical numbers were performed on harmonica, guitar, keyboards, etc., with some great singing thrown in. Paul Bedier sang, played harmonica and guitar all at same time – quite a task! Funny poetry was read by Ken Plum and a crazy skit about aging was performed by Doreen Wagner and Ed Decker. Wonderful toe-taping music by the Cardiff, Lee and Magel group was enjoyed by all. Helen Thompson entertained with her singing and then had some sing-a-longs for all. You also can’t forget Mel McMillan’s talent with the harmonica and the touching singing by Dick Edwards. Everyone did such a great job and afterwards everyone enjoyed visiting, refreshments and cake. This event was sponsored by the Strasbourg Rec. Board. -article and photos submitted by Diane Kondratiuk

MC Carol Schultz welcoming and introducing the performers.

Doreen Wagner and Ed Decker performed a funny skit on aging.

Dick Edwards sang two numbers

Tranquility Homes planning townhouse development Tranquility Homes, based in Bulyea, held an information session in Strasbourg on September 27 to promote the five-unit townhouse development the company is proposing to build at Railway Avenue and Pearson Street in Strasbourg. “We had a great turnout for the information night, with 18 interested potential customers, and one committed buyer,” spokesperson Tiffany Snider said. “There was definitely a lot of interest in our ownership-based townhouse concept, and as soon as we get another couple of confirmed buyers, we hope to begin construction this coming January.” The two-bedroom, single bath units range in size from 1,004 square feet to 1,083 square feet and include all major appliances. A 1,004 sq. ft unit is priced at $169,900. Snider says the property has been secured from the town, and the zoning and building permits are in place. Although another, larger housing project is also in the works in Strasbourg (the Bridge Road Developments 18 unit complex), Snider says they are not in competition with each other because the Bridge Road development is a rental project, whereas the Tranquility Homes project is an ownership based concept. “Our units are all bungalow units for easy access and all include a 11’6” x 21’ private garage. All units have their own private entry; there are no conjoining halls like in an apartment style building,” Snider added. “The purchase price is quite reasonable. Mortgage payments would be about $750 a month, with an additional $145 per month in condo fees.”

Paul Bedier treated everyone to some great guitar and harmonica playing and singing.

Mel McMillan on his harmonica.

Helen Thompson sang while Glen Lonie played the keyboard.

Ken Plum read a very funny poem about a pastor healing his cow.

Band made up of (left to right) Isabel Lee,Tom Cardiff, Marlene Cardiff and Marion Magel.


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Town of Strasbourg Notice of Intent to Amend Zoning Bylaw Pursuant to Section 207 of The Planning and Development Act, 2007, the Council of the Town of Strasbourg gives notice of its intention to amend Zoning Bylaw No. 223/91 as hereinafter provided. It is proposed to amend Zoning Bylaw 223/91 as follows: 1.

Map Change

The zoning district map referred to in Part IV, Section 2 shall be amended by rezoning from UR-Urban Reserve District to M-Industrial District, Parcel B & C, Plan 101429726 Ext 2 and Ext 4 shown in the bold outline on the map forming part of this notice.

The property may be generally described as Portion SE 25-24-22-2 W2nd

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Fall camping fun trip for Strasbourg Rec. Centre Strasbourg Girl Guides harvest nets $29,000 October 5 to 6, the Stras- they were all happy that they bourg Girl Guides enjoyed fall camping at the Pioneer Park. It was very cold, but they had lots of fun. When the girls arrived, they enjoyed Rice Krispies squares. The second and third year brownies were excited as well as the first year guides. They had lots of fun at campfire when Bonnie read a story about looking for a bear. When campfire was done, the girls went and unrolled the bed, and when there were all tucked in, Ranger Vanessa Pratchler read them a bedtime story. In the morning, you could hear the girls laughing in their tent. Barb wanted some coffee in the morning, but when she went to the water container, she couldn’t open the lid since it was frozen and the water tap in the park was frozen too. Luckily, Vanessa’s dad Martin was coming through Strasbourg that morning, so her mom Bonnie called him and asked if he could bring some extra water for them. When he got there with the water,

could have their coffee and hot chocolate. After lunch, Vanessa taught the girls how to survive if they ever got lost, and they also made first aid kits. After that, she taught them how to use a compass and then they played a game. Everyone had lots of fun. Next came their closing ceremony. All the girls were sad that they had to go, as they has such a great time. This camping trip made it possible for Vanessa to complete the last requirement for her Canada Cord. I would like to say thank you to the following for their help, encouragement, and their support during my journey of completing my Canada Cord: Janice Graessli, Barb Boughner, Jo Ann ScottHodgins, Brenda Laliberte, Bonnie and Martin Pratchler and all the Girl Guides in the 1st Strasbourg Girl Guides past and present. 47p -article and photos submitted by Vanessa Pratchler 1st year Ranger

A group of individual volunteers and local area businesses organized by Perry and Austin Erhardt and Ray Craswell have once again completed a successful harvest of the 115 acres of land dedicated to providing funding for the Strasbourg Community Recreation Centre. This year’s crop of hard red spring wheat went 42 bushels to the acre, and netted the Recreation Centre $29,000 after expenses. The John Deere equipment for the harvest was supplied by South Country Equipment and manned by sales manager Wade Milum and his sales crew.

The purpose for the proposed map change is to permit a commercial development of the property. 2.

Text Change – Contractor Facilities 1. Uses Permitted at Council’s Discretion The following uses are discretionary uses in the C2 and M Industrial District: (a) Contractor Facilities

PART I - DEFINITIONS Contractor Facilities - a development used for the provision of building construction, landscaping, concrete, electrical, excavation, drilling, heating, plumbing, paving, road construction sewer or siilar services a construction nature which require on-site storage space for materials, construction equipment or vehicles normally associated with the contractor service. Any sales areas shall be accessory to the principal general contractor service use only. This use class does not include professional, financial and office support services. Purpose: The purpose of the amendment is to accommodate the development of a large equipment storage lot. Public Inspection: Any person may inspect the bylaw at the Municipal Office between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday excluding statutory holidays.

Pictured are: top – Montana; middle, left to right – Gabriel, Kaylee and Grace; bottom, left to right – Vanessa, Joann, Rebecca, Darby and Janice (Chief Commissioner).

Public Hearing: Council will hold a public hearing to receive submissions on the proposed bylaw at 7:30 pm. on November 14, 2012, in the Council Chambers to hear any person or group that wants to comment on the proposed bylaw. Council will also consider any written submissions received at the hearing, or delivered to the undersigned at the Municipal Office before the hearing. Issued at Strasbourg this 16th day of October, 2012. Signed: Barbara Griffin, Administrator


Strasbourg Curling Club Registration Night – Monday, Oct. 22: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Darby (left) and Montana help out with frying the meal.

Opening Spiel – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Oct 22, 23 & 25 League Curling starts the week of Monday, Oct. 29


Gabriel tucked into bed.

Photos by Perry Erhardt.

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Dracula: did you know? Despite the movies, books, historical references and personal delving into his story, there is much that is still a mystery about the story of Dracula – the mythological figure purported to feed on the blood of unsuspecting victims. The blood-sucking being explored in the novel by Bram Stoker is believed to have been loosely based on an individual from Romania credited with heinous and bloody crimes. Vlad III, also known as Vlad Tepes ‘Vlad the I m p a l e r, ’ descended from a father named Vlad II Dracul from the House of Draculesti. This was in the House of Ba-

sarab. These people were a family that had an important role in the establishing of the Principality of Wallachia, a geographical region in Romania. The R o m a nian word ‘drac,’ derived from the Latin word ‘draco,’ means both dragon and devil. V l a d III was a prince who spent much of his rule c a m paigning against the Ottoman Empire and its expansion. He was well known for impaling his enemies, and

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his reputation for his excessive cruelty grew throughout Europe. He was likely dubbed ‘Dracula’ thanks to his family name. Many people believe that Bram Stoker borrowed loosely on the tale of Vlad III to create his book. Other than the name and the region in the world where Count Dracula was supposed to have lived, there are no real similarities between the fictional and historical Dracula. According to a book written by Nicolae Stoicescu entitled Vlad Tepes, the author expresses resentment about how the historical figure of Dracula had been appropriated by the West and converted into a popular horror icon. He is quoted as saying, “This nonsense ascribed to Dracula [the novel] is highly popular and overshadows the true image of the Prince of Walachia. Those who would like to go on cultivating Dracula the vampire are free to do it without, however, forgetting that he has nothing in common with the Romanian history where the real Vlad Tepes whom we know by his deeds holds a place of honor.”

Phone 528-2020 Duval Fowl Supper: turkey, cabbage rolls, veggies, buns, pie. October 21 - 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. Adults - $10.00, age 6 to 12 - $5.00, age 5 and under - free. Take out orders $10.00. Phone 725-4164. 47p Bulyea and Community ‘Spooktacular Fall Supper’ Sunday, October 28, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Bulyea Community Hall. Admission: Adults: $10.00, Children 12 and under: $5.00, pre-school: free. Costumes optional. 46-47c

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Cell Phones

People who are glued to their handheld phones, especially those walking around, staring at the damn thing and/or texting nonstop are really starting to get on my nerves. Actually, let me change that – they’re already ON my nerves! Believe me... I see the value of a cell phone. Okay fine. It’s super handy and it’s a great safety thing too. Lives have been saved because of cell phones. (Unfortunately, people have also been killed by morons who think they can drive a car and send text messages and/or talk on the phone at the same time.) Cell coverage is decent in most areas these days. I have a cell phone, but I don’t talk on it while I’m driving and when I go into a public place where some basic common sense would tell you that talking on your phone would be inconsiderate, I turn it off. Maybe I’m just becoming an old fart, one who “just doesn’t get it.” But, I’m not that old... what I do happen to get, is that society is becoming very antisocial. As a society, we’re glued to anything digital, electronic, especially ones with lots of “cool little buttons” on them. I was in a family restaurant recently and there was a family of five sitting across from me. They were all completely tuned into, in fact, owned by, their phones, iPhones I think... the ones with the flat screen on top. They weren’t even looking at each other, never mind speaking to each other. That’s what I call a real nice family afternoon together. Awwwww... When the food server came over and politely said, “Hello, how is everyone doing today?” One of the kids, a teenager of about 14, actually stuck up his hand as in a stop sign gesture and blurted out an authoritative “Shhhhhhhhhhh.” At this point, the other four members of this family didn’t even look up or acknowledge the server or the rude little snot who “shhhh-ed” the waiter. From my observation the waiter did an outstanding job at hiding his true emotions. He just ate it up, like a pro. Me? I wanted to go over and ram that phone down that little punk’s throat and then grab both parents by the scruff of their necks and drag them outside for some parenting lessons. GAWD, I was PO’d. (Insert picture here of The Rugged Dude sitting in the restaurant with actual smoke coming out the collar of his plaid shirt causing his suspenders to burst into flames!) After about 30 seconds of dead silence and “employee of the month” calibre patience from the waiter, the family slowly, one by one, put down their phones and reluctantly engaged the server. As soon the

orders were taken, in one single second, all five ignoramuses went back to their phones, again, completely ignoring one another. By the way, one of the kids was about nine or 10. Kids learn from their parents, don’t they? First question – since it seems that 90% of kids have one of these phones these days (and I mean kids as young as eight or nine), who the hell is paying for them? I doubt a typical 13 or 14 year old has the means to pay their own monthly phone bill. In Ontario where I live, the minimum age for employment is 15. Are parents really that stupid these days? I guess they are. A few months ago, I was at one of the malls in Thunder Bay. (I hate malls, but sometimes I gotta go to pick up something I need... argh!) Anyway, this young woman of about 25 or so was walking toward me, looking down and tapping away on her phone. She had no idea where she was or what was happening. A hand grenade could have exploded near her head and she wouldn’t have noticed that bang. All she knew was what was being displayed on her tiny handheld computer screen. Now, this next part is really nuts and I’m going to take a guess that you’ve likely seen something similar. She actually walked right into an ATM! BANG! Then, she looked at me (because I was the “lucky one” who just happened to be right beside her at the time) and said, “Oh my God!” She was quite embarrassed and of course, she had the stereotypical bleached blond hair, enough makeup to scare the crap out of Alice Cooper, tattoos everywhere and piercings in her nose, lips and eyebrows and… well, a bunch of other spots on her face. I was determined not to allow this unsolicited opportunity for “Rugged Dude level sarcasm” to slide by, unscathed. I sssslllllloooooowwwwllllyyyy said to her, “Um… you just walked into an ATM.” Then, I rolled my eyes (naturally) and walked away. A few steps later, I took a quick glance over my shoulder and – yep. She was right back at ‘er – getting ready to walk into the garbage can that she was fast approaching. A few years ago I had a girlfriend for a short time. A really short time... One of those deals where you start out seeing each other but before long you realize things are not going to work in the long-term, so why bother? One of the reasons I ended up making a quick exit was that her iPhone was actually a part

of her; like it was sewn into the skin of her hand. We’d be out somewhere like at a restaurant, at home watching a movie, or driving around, and on the average, once every five minutes the phone would vibrate, ring or buzz. And, she just couldn’t not answer it, nevermind turn it off. I politely told her several times that it was really starting to annoy me and I thought it was rude as hell to invite me to her house to watch a movie and then spend the whole time texting people or talking on the phone. One evening, while trying to get through dinner, I’d finally had enough. “For Pete sake, could you please put the thing away?” Well, she couldn’t. So, I didn’t... stay. Later babe. A few weeks later I heard she ran a stop sign while texting and smashed into a police cruiser. Oh my... I think one of the things that bugs me the most about cell phones and especially texting, is that, at least from what I’ve seen so far, 90% of the messages are complete nonsense, unnecessary and just a total waste of time. I had another girlfriend recently (relax, I haven’t had that many GFs)... same thing. She felt it necessary to read me the text messages from time to time (she actually thought I’d be amused by them) and they were almost always absolutely stupid messages from one of her even stupider friends, like “OMG, I totally just ate a whole bag of chocolate almonds!” Her friend found it necessary to inform her that she “totally” just ate a bag of chocolate of almonds! I have never, and will never, ever, send or receive a text message. In fact, I wouldn’t know how to do so anyway. Further, I will never “Shhhhhhhhhhhhhh” a food server, walk into an ATM or be rude to a girlfriend because of a cell phone. And, I will never run over a pedestrian (or smash into a police cruiser) because I was screwing around with my phone rather than paying attention to the very important task at hand – driving. And, ten years from now, I’ll still be able to carry on a conversation with other humans. Rugged Dude (RD) Carson is an award-wining Ontario-based comedy writer and multi-media personality.

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Solutions & Substitutions Column

by Reena Nerbas Hi Reena, I am wondering what the secret is to really clean, shiny windows without any streaks? My home has a lot of windows and I have used vinegar and water to clean them, wet newspapers and commercial glass cleaner. They all do a great job of getting rid of dirt and bug marks etc., however, no matter what kind of cloth or paper towel I use for the final wipe, the windows are quite streaky. Any advice you can provide for getting streak free windows would be very much appreciated. Thanks! Val Dear Val, Purchase a good quality squeegee, a wet mop and a window scraper. Amazing window cleaner recipe: In a gallon size spray bottle mix: 1 cup rubbing alcohol and 1 tsp. cheap shampoo. Fill to the top with water. Spray windows and scrub with a wet, window mop. Use a scraper to remove any dried on bugs and leaves. Avoid cleaning windows when the sun shines directly on them. The sun will dry the windows too fast which will result in streaks. Clean the water off of the glass with a squeegee. Wipe the edges of the squeegee after removing water. Dry windows with either a good quality micro fibre cloth or old, dry newspaper. Crumple it up and rub the windows until they’re dry. For extra shine, put cornstarch in a bucket with water. Wipe windows and dry with a micro fibre cloth or newspaper. Dear Reena, I have asthma and am trying to make household cleaners out of products that do not have perfume. I recently made

laundry detergent that seems to be very successful. I used washing soda, borax and soap granules but left out essential oils. I also made dish detergent (not dishwasher detergent) with much less success. I found the ingredients were highly perfumed, causing pulmonary problems. These ingredients were: shredded Sunlight bar soap, Castile baby soap (not perfume free), Arm and Hammer Washing Soda and vinegar. I am looking for non-perfumed products to make dish detergent but am not having any luck finding them in the retail stores. Can you help me with this problem? I also found the recipe I used did not make suds and looking at a dishpan full of murky water is not pleasant. I did find Kirk’s bar soap online but the cost is prohibitive. Donna Dear Donna, No need to ever purchase dish soap again. This solution is not only easy, it is also very economical. Take slivers leftover from your favourite scented or unscented soap bars (Sunlight laundry bar soap will not work) and let them sit overnight in a jar of water. Shake the contents and add a few tablespoons to your sink water. As the jar sits over the next few days, the contents thickens, add enough water once again to make the solution easy to pour. Lots of bubbles and great cleaning power! Hi Reena, A friend has a new dryer and it has a sticky substance inside the drum of the dryer. How should she proceed to remove this sticky substance? Sandy Hi Sandy, A very simple remedy is to dampen a dryer sheet and use it to wipe the inside of the drum. If you are opposed to dryer sheets; clean the drum with rubbing alcohol. If the

mess is extremely gooey, wipe with peanut butter, then clean with soapy water. Dear Reena, Help! I am making homemade perogies and as I boil them, they open. What am I doing wrong? Anthony Dear Anthony, One of the most common culprits for perogie explosions is that the dough is stretched excessively after filling perogies. If the dough is forced to stretch beyond its limits, it will pop open when heated. Be careful not to overfill perogies, overstuffed perogies will burst open when boiling. Only fill them as much as possible while still being able to seal edges easily, and take the time to seal edges well. Boil water and remove perogies as soon as they float to the surface about seven minutes. Extra Tip: To freeze perogies, flour them and lay them flat onto a cookie sheet with wax paper. Once frozen, drop them into sealable bags or freezable containers. Honey, You’ve Gotta Try This Dip: Serve up chicken strips or nuggets with this delightful dip. Into a cute little bowl combine: three quarter cup mayonnaise, 3 tbsp. honey, 2 tbsp. mustard, one quarter tsp. dill (optional) and 1 tbsp. lemon juice. Stir well and serve. ______________________

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History of the Community Gift and Thrift Store In 1972 four women in Altona, MB, began an all volunteer resale shop to sell donated clothing and household items and contributed the proceeds to Mennonite Central Committee for their ongoing relief work locally and globally. Their idea spread like wildfire in Mennonite social and church networks. By the end of 1972, three more shops had sprung up in Manitoba, with Saskatchewan soon following. Then the United States joined the movement when a shop was opened in Bluffton, Ohio in 1974. Now there are 108 shops in the U.S. And Canada. Since 1972, the shops have raised more than 167 million dollars to support M.C.C.’s humanitarian work. The 40th anniversary was celebrated in May, 2012 in Ohio at the bi-national thrift shop conference, with one of the founding ladies present. On October, 1982, the Community Gift and Thrift Store opened in the mall in Lanigan. Claire Ewert of Drake had a vision of involving the community in a service project that would generate money for M.C.C. She and her husband Wallace had just returned from a term of service with M.C.C. in Vietnam. A Board of directors from the five Mennonite churches in the area was es-

tablished, and Claire was the first manager. From 1982 to 1986 the manager was a volunteer, then a small honorarium was paid for working two days a week until 1995. Since then, the manager and assistant manager have been paid employees. The rest of the work is done by volunteers, and they not only come from the sponsoring churches, but also from the other churches in the community and area. Youth groups, ladies’ groups, as well as students from the elementary and high school had contributed volunteer hours at the stores. In 1990, the building on Main Street was purchased, renovated and is still being used at the present time. In 2000, the adjacent building was purchased to sell furniture, appliances and household items. Both buildings are bursting at the seams, and the decision has been made to build a new store where everything will be under one roof. Fundraising has begun, with the objective of half of the money being raised before construction begins, hopefully in 2014. Over the years, the excess clothing received has gone to Salvation Army, Sask. Institute for Community Living, The Bridge street ministry, Teen Challenge, Tamara’s House, Food for the Hun-

gry, Mexico, the Ukraine, Krygastan, and to local immigrant families. Gift certificates for thrift items are also included in the Christmas food Bank hampers. A total of nearly $400,000.00 has been sent to M.C.C. for their relief, development and peace work around the globe. Also, over 4,000 blankets have been made locally and sent to whereever there is a need. A heartfelt thanks to all the volunteers, donors and customers who have supported the stores for the past 30 years. This year is also the 20th anniversary since Marianne Patzer has been manager of the two thrift stores. She capably directs the daily operations at the stores under the guidance of the Board of Directors. She began working only two days a week, to where she is a full-time employee. As well as being the treasurer and doing the store’s books, she works side by side with the volunteers in the daily activities. She enjoys doing a lot of the blanket making operation as well as making some of the quilts for sale at the store. Working with all the volunteers has been a joy, as well as working with the M.C.C. Organization, and being able to live out her faith by serving others.

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Farmers facing last chance to pool grain Western Canadian farmers have less than three weeks to commit their grain to CWB's Harvest Pool, which closes October 31. There are no longer any subsequent “Series” contracts running through the winter, due to market changes. “Farmers need to be aware that pool sign-up deadlines are much different this year,” CWB president and CEO Ian White said. “In the new grain-marketing en-

Closing potash tax loopholes NDP leadership hopeful Erin Weir is proposing that an NDP government would collect a fair return from the province’s potash by closing loopholes that allow corporations to avoid paying the existing Potash Production Tax.

vironment, sign-up to CWB pool contracts must be com-

per cent of producers have indicated a desire to con-

“ should ensure

their access to the pool by signing up as soon as possible...”

pleted by the end of October.” High farmer demand anticipated for the Harvest Pool means available space must be filled on a firstcome, first-served basis. White said farmers should ensure their access to the pool by signing up as soon as possible, given that 80

tract at least part of their 2012 production to a CWB pool. The CWB’s shorter Early Delivery Pool closed October 2 with higher-thanexpected farmer participation for wheat contracts. Participating in the pool gives farmers guaranteed delivery access within the pool period, without the un-

“The people of Saskatchewan can collect almost half a billion dollars of additional revenue by closing loopholes in the Potash Production Tax system without changing any royalty or tax rates,” said Weir. “I would allow potash companies to immediately write off every dollar they actually invest in Saskatchewan, but stop giveaways that are not linked to new investment.” Specifically, Weir said, as Premier, he would end the indefinite holiday that exempts all tonnage above the average sold in 2001 and 2002 from profit tax, scale back the inflated 120% investment write-off to 100% of the amount actually invested, stop the subtraction of Crown royalties from Potash Production Tax, and remove the Saskatchewan Resource Credit. Weir said these measures would increase annual provincial potash revenues by $475 million, partly at the expense of federal revenues. “We can’t just call for an open-ended ‘review’ of potash royalties, which leaves us open to attack by the Sask. Party and to lobbying by potash companies,” observed Weir. “We need to be specific about what’s wrong with the existing system and how we would improve it.” Weir has long advocated a better return from Saskatchewan’s natural resources. When former NDP industry and resources minister Eric Cline created these loopholes for potash companies in 2003, Weir responded that the loopholes “place business interests ahead of the public interest and run contrary to social democratic values.”

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certainty of waiting for an acceptable cash bid for the grain they want to market. “Pooling is a simple and effective risk-management tool for farmers,” White said. “We know how to market their grain. We have relationships with customers around the world. We monitor prices, futures markets and basis values every day, searching for the best possible opportunities to sell for the highest overall returns. With pooling, farmers keep all the additional revenue we earn throughout the year – it doesn’t end at the elevator.”

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Graeme and Jody Peters combined their love of rhythm and energy to create Speed Control. They added the solid power of Ian March on drums and created From Rags to Rock. From Rags to Rock showcases the evolution of rock, music from the Mills Brother and Johnny Cash to AC/DC plus Graeme Peters originals. Speed Control delivers all tunes with vibrant onstage energy, humour ,emotion and spirit. Branded as Real Rock!!!, Speed Control controls the stage with a power that will make you want to jump up and dance, while knocking your breath away, leaving you saying, “What just happened!?” The duo will perform in Watrous Tuesday, October 30. See the ad in the classified page for more details.

Community Information Session

Strasbourg and Community Recreation Centre wish to thank the following for their donation & help in putting in and taking off the crop for the Rec Centre R.M. of McKillop

Richardson Pioneer

Craswell Seeds

Blair’s Fertilizer

DDP Erhardt Farms

Daryl Sweet

Strasbourg Agencies

Hilderman Acres Ltd

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Saskatchewan in Motion partners with Yorkton Film Festival

Saskatchewan in motion is partnering with the Yorkton Film Festival and Access Communications, to facilitate the 2013 Access Communications -Yorkton Film Festival High School Film Competition. The theme for the 2013 competition is: “Physical Activity: Act Out – Speak Out – Get Out”. “This partnership is a creative way to allow youth to showcase their talents and share their messages on the physical inactivity issue with a broad audience,” said Cathie Kryzanowski, General Manager of Saskatchewan in motion. “This is a great opportunity for kids to use the power of video and their own voice to draw attention to the physical inactivity issue.” This competition is open to high school students of all ages and entry is free of charge. Deadline for submissions is March 30, 2013. More information on the 2013 Access Communications Yorkton Film Festival High School Film Competition can be found on the Yorkton Film Festival website at Saskatchewan in motion is a province-wide movement that works to get kids moving more. Less than 15% of Saskatchewan kids get the physical activity they need every day.



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Gift-filled shoe boxes


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All Week Long !! October

S G N I V A S e d i w Store at the

Community Gift and Thrift Store and Furniture Store, Lanigan Friday, Oct. 26th 7:30 p.m.


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Volunteer Appreciation Celebration and Program at the Christian Fellowship Church for everyone who has ever volunteered at the Thrift Stores


Thrift Bag Sale (bot h sto re s)


Pick a Prize of Your Choice

Saturday, Oct. 27th

Customer and Donor Appreciation at the Clothing Store Anniversary Cake & Beverages

Served All Day!

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The Canada-wide 2012 Operation Christmas Child shoe box collection season – an annual project of Samaritan’s Purse Canada – kicked off this month as thousands of individuals, families, churches, businesses, and community groups prepare to fill shoe boxes with toys, school supplies, and hygiene items, plus personal notes and photos. Samaritan’s Purse will deliver the gift-filled shoe boxes to children around the world living in the midst of poverty, disease, war, and natural disaster. For example, as part of Samaritan’s Purse’s rebuilding efforts in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake and subsequent hurricanes and cholera outbreak, it will send tens of thousands of shoe boxes to Haiti again this year to help bring hope, joy, and love to struggling children there. Last year, Canadians filled 672,274 shoe boxes with gifts for children in the developing world. This year, Operation Christmas Child is striving towards collecting and distributing their 100-millionth shoe box globally since the program began. “To reach that goal, we are asking Canadians from coast to coast to pack shoe boxes during the next few weeks,” said Fred Weiss, executive director of Samaritan’s Purse Canada. “Together, we can use the power of a simple gift to touch the hearts of children and improve their lives.” National Shoe Box Collection Week is November 19-25. Each gift-filled shoe box collected in Canada will make a long journey to the outstretched hands of a needy child in Haiti, South or Central America, or West Africa.

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Agriculture news & views

Stewart re-appointed at FCC

The federal government last week announced the re-appointment of Greg Stewart as President of Farm Credit Canada (FCC). Since 2007, Stewart has led FCC to record net income levels each year and has grown its loan portfolio by $10 billion. Under Stewart’s leadership, FCC has consistently ranked in the top 10 of Canada’s Best 50 Employers and regularly gives back to the community – including collecting over 6.5 million pounds of food to local food banks since 2007, as part of FCC’s Drive Away Hunger campaign. Stewart’s re-appointment is for a term of eighteen months and is effective January 1, 2013. As Canada’s leading agricultural lender, FCC is advancing the business of agriculture. With a healthy portfolio of more than $24 billion and 19 consecutive years of portfolio growth, FCC provides financing, insurance, software, learning programs and other business services to producers, agribusinesses and agri-food operations. Headquartered in Regina, FCC is a Crown corporation that reports to Parliament through the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.

Barley industry to tap new markets Three of Canada’s leading malting barley organizations will collaborate on a longterm international strategy and a unified brand to highlight Canada’s world-class malt and barley industry with the support of the federal government. This AgriMarketing investment of more than $525,000 will enable the Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre, the Malting Industry Association of Canada, and the Brewing and Malting Barley Research Institute to increase their competitiveness in new and existing markets through innovative marketing and communications and

through the development of a Canadian Malt Barley Brand. Product testing and evaluations will also be done on new malting barley varieties, the current year’s harvest, and cargo shipments to highlight the attributes of the current Canadian crop for international customers. Canadian malting barley is known around the world for its high quality and superior characteristics, with malt and malting barley exports reaching more than $600 million in 2011. Exports are expected to continue to grow with the new marketing options and the assistance of the AgriMarketing Program.

Should I spray my fields this fall? As harvest wraps up this year it is a good time to determine if any fall weed control is needed. Winter annuals that emerge in the fall such as stinkweed, shepherd’s purse, flixweed, narrowleaf hawks beard and cleavers in addition to perennial weeds Canada thistle, perennial sow thistle and dandelion can be more controlled better with fall herbicide applications. It is a great opportunity to control seedlings that may have emerged later in the growing season, before they are able to

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establish, overwinter and become more difficult to control the following year. Whether choosing to spray because of newly emerged seedlings or to control older more established patches of perennial or winter annuals it is important that the plants be actively growing to ensure the best results. Before spraying it is important to look for new green growth or regrowth over a few days to indicate that the plants are still actively growing and able to take up herbicides. Yellow or sickly plants will not likely take up as much of the herbicide being sprayed, resulting in reduced weed control. Often frosts can occur in the fall that may damage or kill plants. Following a frost, weeds may still look green the day after but it can take up to 4 days for plants to show any signs of frost damage. If choosing to spray following a significant frost make sure that new green regrowth (i.e. new leaves) is present before using a herbicide that requires plant uptake to work. Glyphosate is a good example of a systemic herbicide that needs good growing conditions (i.e. warm and sunny days) to promote the uptake and movement of the her-

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bicide throughout the plant. If a killing frost does occur and no regrowth is present, then an early spring burn-off option may be a better strategy for control of target perennial and winter annual weeds. The use of pre-harvest glyphosate is another tool that may be used for control of perennial weeds in-crop. However, warmer and longer harvest seasons can allow for volunteers, perennials, winter annuals and other nuisance weeds to emerge in fields that were sprayed with glyphosate prior to harvest. Late season fall moisture during harvest can also encourage additional flushes and/or regrowth of weeds within fields. So it is important to scout all fields to determine if they require postharvest weed control even if they were sprayed with a pre-harvest glyphosate previously. With the development of more herbicide resistant weeds it is critical that herbicide groups are rotated when spraying. Sometimes multiple applications of the same herbicide need to be used on the same field within the same growing season for weed control. Using registered herbicides containing multiple

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by Calvin Daniels

Climbing into the cab of tractors which seem to be getting bigger and bigger with each generation of a brand has become the way of farming. Today’s farm power sources look as much like military tanks as they do farm tractors, especially those which ride over the field on tracks rather than rubber tires. The farm behemoths are integral to farming, or are they? Certainly farmers need a power source to pull cultivators, seeding equipment, farm grain carts and other equipment around the field. And the long term trend in farming has been to every larger-scale equipment. Part of that push has come from farmers themselves who want to cover more acres per hour in the tractor seat. And that desire has become keener as it has become more and more difficult to find farm work-

ers. When an operator gets a worker on a tractor he wants to cover maximum acres and that means large scale. But as farm equipment has evolved so, too has the computer technology incorporated into the tractors. Computers now monitor most operations, and with global positioning technology tractors can operate without an operator, at least in theory. And that theory now appears about to become reality. Autonomous Tractor Corp. (ATC) in Fargo and the Automation Research Corp. in Minneapolis have teamed to develop The Spirit Autonomous Tractor. The unit uses two diesel engines to power four electric motors, which drive twin rubber tracks. But it’s not the electric motors or rubber tracks which make the tractor so exciting. It is the fact it does not need an operator. Farmers have found it increasingly difficult to find

reliable, qualified, workers. It’s a tough combination finding someone willing to work the long hours required at peak farm times (in particular seeding and harvest), and also has the ability to work with the increasing technology of big farm equipment. The Spirit will alleviate that demand for operators. The Spirit, which will utilize a series of on farm towers to control operation, rather than standard GPS satellites, is supposed to go into production in spring of 2013. It will be a major step forward in technology on the farm, and is likely to herald in a dramatic shift in how we look at farm power as we move forward. Calvin Daniels is a Yorkton-based ag columnist and writer.

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Crop Report THE WEEKLY

Saskatchewan producers have 99 per cent of the 2012 crop combined, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s Weekly Crop Report. The five-year (2007-2011) provincial average for this time of year is 90 per cent combined. The southeastern, southwestern, east-central and northeastern regions have 99 per cent of the crop combined, while the west-central region has 98 per cent combined and the northwest has 97 per cent combined. Producers have almost 100 per cent of winter wheat, fall rye, spring wheat, durum, barley, lentils, peas, chickpeas and mustard combined.

Disclaimer: the opinions expressed are those of the writer.



Across the province, topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as two per cent surplus, 36 per cent adequate, 41 per cent short and 21 per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as one per cent surplus, 36 per cent adequate, 38 per cent short and 25 per cent very short. Livestock producers are indicating they have adequate to surplus supplies of hay, straw, greenfeed and feed grain for their winter feeding needs. Farmers are busy wrapping up harvest, bringing cattle home from pasture, and hauling bales and grain.

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Services Directory

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RCMP report RCMP long weekend stats RCMP Traffic Services members were out in full force over the Thanksgiving long weekend. Enforcement focused on some of the leading causes of highway fatalities: distracted driving, non-use of seat belts and impaired driving. Additionally, members were looking to increase awareness of specific risky behaviour, such as speeding through construction zones. “The goal of this enforcement initiative was to ensure the highest level of visibility for our officers to facilitate a safe weekend for all motorists on our highways,” a spokesperson said. SGI reports that the five year average for Thanksgiving weekend is three fatalities. RCMP reported one fatality collision during this same period for 2012. RCMP Traffic Services members are not only responsible for enforcement of the Traffic Safety Act, but often their vehicle stops result in charges under other Provincial & Federal statutes. Here are RCMP Traffic Services numbers for the long weekend: •858 total charges were laid by Traffic Services Officers. •11% of all charges written were for speeding in a construction zone. •South East Regional Traffic Services cleared four outstanding warrants. •191 drivers were charged

for not wearing a seat belt. •Only one driver was charged with impaired driving. •Eight passengers under the age of 16 were charged for not wearing a seat belt. •23% of all tickets written (202 drivers) were for speeding. •60 drivers were charged for driving without due care. •Two drivers were given 30 day suspensions. •Five people were charged with drug offences under the CDSA. •31% of all tickets written were for seat belt offences. RCMP said heightened enforcement will continue throughout the fall and winter months with a goal of having the safest highways possible for all to enjoy. Regina man arrested for dangerous driving On October 7, members set up an enforcement operation in a road construction work zone where workers were replacing a bridge on Eastbound Highway 16, five kms southeast of Maidstone. RCMP Traffic Services members set up a laser speed detection device in the work zone throughout the day. At approximately 3:30 p.m., the laser operator observed a vehicle entering the work zone at high speed. A laser measurement of the vehicle revealed a speed of 134 km/hr in the 60 km work zone. RCMP officers flagged down the black

SUV and arrested the driver for Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, a Criminal Code Offence. The 42 year old Regina man was arrested and released from custody. He will appear in North Battleford court on November 21. His vehicle was impounded by police. The owner will be required to participate in a hearing before the Highway Traffic Board before his vehicle is released back to him. During this particular traffic operation, a total of 50 charges were laid for various offences, including 23 charges for speeding in the Orange Zone. Fatal accident near Neudorf On October 6 at 7:40 p.m., members form the Melville RCMP, the Neudorf Fire Department and EMS responded to a single vehicle rollover on Highway 22 one km west of Neudorf. A Ford pickup truck had been eastbound on Highway 22 when the driver lost control and vehicle rolled several times down the center of the highway. The driver was the only occupant of the vehicle. He was ejected from the truck and died at the scene. Road conditions at the time of the accident were good and not considered a factor. The name of the driver will not be released. The investigation is ongoing. Fatal accident near Pense On the morning of October 9, Regina RCMP were on scene of a single vehicle collision on Highway 1 five


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dread 55. Tint 56. Disclaim DOWN 1. Egyptian snakes 2. Editor’s mark 3. Wheel’s partner 4. “To a ____” (Shelley ode) 5. Dirt 6. Sound system 7. Some 8. Mummy’s place 9. Cruel 10. Signature 11. Dog-pulled vehicle 20. Least 22. Become darker 23. Bow 24. Wide’s mate 25. Cold Copyright © 2012, Penny Press 27. Fruity thirst-quencher 38. Passes into 18. Offer for cash 28. Provided lunch for law 19. Shook 29. Test 40. Fortitude 21. Bond 31. Snarled 44. Oolong and 23. Burning 33. Cuddled pekoe, e.g. 26. Rowboat 36. Recently 48. Nautical call 39. Andean country requirement 27. Toward the rear 49. Hawaiian gift 40. Adventure story 50. Genie’s home 41. Spring occurrence 30. Tennis bat 51. Gawk 32. Mortgage 42. Lasso material 52. Pipe shape officer 43. Leered 53. “Don’t ____ 34. Weep 45. Building overhang Leave Me” 35. “____ Joey” 46. Church response 54. Inspired with 47. Active 37. Shabby

Hunter killed Members of Hudson Bay / Porcupine Plain Detachment are investigating a fatal hunting incident that occurred on October 5, early in the evening. While hunting in a rural area approximately 10 km north and east of Highway 3 and Range Road 678 in the R.M. of Porcupine Plain, a 36 year old Prince Albert man was accidently shot and killed by his 63 year old father, also of Prince Albert. The father immediately returned to their camp and called for assistance through OnStar. Members of the Hudson Bay / Porcupine Plain Detachment and EMS were immediately dispatched. Members, EMS and the Coroner had to travel by ATV to get to the isolated location. The investigation into this tragic incident is continuing with the assistance of RCMP Major Crimes, the Coroner’s Office, RCMP North District Management Team and Hudson Bay / Porcupine Plain Detachment.

Vegetables and fruit... are you getting enough?

Are you eating enough vegetables and fruit? Canada’s Food Guide recommends everyone 14 years of age and over, eat seven to 10 servings of vegetables and fruit every day. Children aged nine to 13 need six servings and children aged four to eight need five servings daily. Eating enough vegetables and fruit may reduce your risk of certain types of cancer and heart disease. To get the greatest benefit, eat at least one dark green and one orange vegetable every day and a variety of other colours. Eating enough vegetables and fruit can also help in maintaining a healthy weight. While seven to 10 servings seems like a lot, it may be less than you think. A serving is a medium size piece of fruit, half a cup of vegetables or a cup of leafy greens. Half a cup is about the size of a computer mouse or a tennis ball. One cup is about the size of a baseball. The easiest way to eat enough vegetables and fruit is to have one to two servings at every meal and snack. If you follow this simple guideline, your servings will add up quickly. Here are some ideas

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to help you eat more vegetables and fruit every day: •Eat fruit for dessert! Try a baked apple or mix some fruit or berries with yogurt. •Make vegetables the highlight of the meal. Try a stirfry, a vegetable soup or a vegetable curry. •Eat a small garden salad before your evening meal. •Add chopped, shredded or pureed vegetables to pasta sauces or casseroles. •Shred carrot or zucchini and add to meatloaf, muffins or quick breads. •Grill your favourite vegetables when you barbeque. Place them on kebab skewers to keep them on the grill. •Roast vegetables in the oven to bring out rich flavours. •Cut up your favourite vegetables and fruit and put them in convenient containers or baggies in the fridge so they are easy to grab for snacks. •Add vegetables to sandwiches. •Add extra vegetables to canned soup. Frozen vegetables are easy to add and are just as nutritious as fresh.


WEEKLY c r o s s w o r d

km west of the community of Pense, SK in the eastbound lane. One of the occupants, a passenger, was declared deceased at the scene. There were three adults in the vehicle (two males and one female). The victim was the adult female who is from out of the province. The two males were transported to hospital in Regina.


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TAX ENFORCEMENT LIST Helping Canadians with

disabilities get jobs

Rural Municipality of Mount Hope No. 279 Province of Saskatchewan

Notice is hereby given under The Tax Enforcement Act that unless the arrears and costs appearing opposite the land and title number described in the following list are fully paid before the 31st day of December, 2012, an interest based on a tax lien will be registered against the land. Note: A sum for costs in an amount required by subsection 4(3) of The Tax Enforcement Act is included in the amount shown against each parcel.

Tom Lukiwski, Member of Parliament for Regina – Lumsden – Lake Centre, announced last week that the federal government is helping 1,600 Canadians with disabilities get jobs.

Description of Property Part of


Total Arrears


and Costs


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25 25 25 25 25 26 26 26 26 27 28 29 29 29 30 30

20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 19 19 19 19 19

W2nd 138182238 $2,500.89 $13.52 $2,514.41

18 36 30 30

28 29 29 29

18 16 18 18

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SE NE NW NW Parcel ‘A’ Plan 78H01211


29 29 29 29


31 31 31

Title Number

Total Sec. Twp. Rge.

Pt. SE Blk ‘A’ Plan 101803788 Ext. 42




W2nd 123270050

2,022.31 2,137.47 2,459.72 2,407.44 1,982.66 1,509.52 2,164.73 1,604.19 737.80 652.67 583.97 648.19 699.91 644.81 706.09

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2,035.83 2,150.99 2,473.24 2,420.96 1,996.18 1,523.04 2,178.25 1,617.71 751.32 666.19 597.49 661.71 713.43 658.33 719.61

109.11 870.48 807.12 777.36

13.52 13.52 13.52 13.52

122.63 884.00 820.64 790.88

18 W2nd 125532851

17.87 13.52


18 W2nd 108549434

826.88 13.52 763.93 13.52 707.36 13.52

840.40 777.45 720.88

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Dated this 9th day of October, 2012 Cal C Shaw, Treasurer


Tom Lukiwski “Our top priorities are job creation, economic growth and long-term prosperity, and we know that employers across this country are looking for workers,” said Lukiwski. “That’s why I am proud to announce that the government is helping 1,600 Canadians with disabilities get jobs through the Opportunities Fund program.” According to a recent survey by the Bank of Montreal, 56% of small businesses in Canada have never hired anyone with a disability. When asked why they had not the most common answer from small business

owners was that they do not know how to recruit them. The new investment is designed to provide work experience to Canadians with disabilities that will lead to ongoing employment in small or mediumsized enterprises across Canada. Some of the projects will increase employer awareness of the valuable contribution people with disabilities can make to their businesses and the Canadian economy. Lukiwski’s announcement was one of a series that took place across the country as the federal government launched a Call for Proposals under the Opportunities Fund to deliver the funding. The federal government will partner with eligible organizations such as businesses, not-for-profit organizations, Crown corporations and educational institutions to develop and manage large-scale national projects. Organizations have until November 16, 2012 to apply. Information is available at www.servicecanada.

Luke 11:15-26 The kingdom of God has come upon you. (Luke 11:20) Every individual in the crowd – as well as every reader of Luke’s Gospel – faces a decision. Has the kingdom of God come? It’s almost as if Jesus were exhorting the crowd: “Think!” Think about what you’re seeing. Think about what it means. This point is so important that Matthew, Mark and Luke each recount some version of Jesus’ words here, while John tells us directly that Jesus “became flesh and made his dwelling among us” (John 1:14). You know the answer. Jesus did bring a new kingdom, a kingdom filled with new possibilities and a whole new way of living. In this new kingdom, we live under a new covenant. We enter into a new relation-


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News from Semans Library Semans Library meeting was held on October 10. There were five board members in attendance along with librarian Phyllis James. This week is ‘Library Week’ (October 15 to 21) and there will be coffee and goodies at the library along with daily door prizes. Come on out and see what is new at the library and enter to win. The children’s Halloween craft day will be held later this month. The children will do a Halloween craft and will each get a goodie bag of candies that have been donated by board members. The Community Christmas card will once again be erected on Main Street. The Semans Playschool and the library board work together on this fundraising project. Community members will be called and asked to donate $5

to get their name on the greetings board. A table will be set up at the fall supper taking names and money. Items are being gathered for a Christmas Basket that will be raffled in December. The basket will be on display at the Credit Union and tickets will be available from board members and at the Credit Union. Alicia Mann has been hired as the alternate librarian. Come on out to the library and see what is new and interesting. Phyllis will gladly show you around. Lynn Gettis

ship of love between Creator and created, between the Father and his beloved children. Think about it! You are no longer tied to sin, because Jesus came and set you free. You are not doomed to sit in dungeons of pain and guilt, because Jesus has set captives free. He opens eyes that are blind and provides new light for those who can see. Yes, the kingdom of God has come, Jesus has triumphed over sin and death. A new era has dawned and we are children of that era. We live under the reign of a good and wise and loving King. God wants to surround you with his goodness and love. He wants you to wake up every day believing in it. He wants you to walk through your day rejoicing in it. And he wants to help you in your weakness, to obtain it.

However much God is doing in your life right now, he can do even more! His love is limitless. His desire for your wellbeing knows no bounds. So put your hope in the Lord. Ask him to expand your vision and your expectations today. Healing, repentance, forgiveness, peace, compassion – they are marks of the kingdom of God. Hospitality, generosity, concert for others – they are all marks of citizens of this kingdom. Speaking truth, telling what God has done, pray for others – that is how we spread the kingdom. “Jesus, I believe your kingdom has come. Open my eyes and my heart today to see it around me.” (Joel 1:13-15; 2:1-2; Psalm 9:2-3,68-9,16) Josephine Holterman Lay Person Quinton Immaculate Conception

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NEWS silton / sask beach / kannata valley Mae Clarke • 729-3014

The 2012 Ultimate Sports Lotto features Super Bowl tickets, Cash and trips to New York, Las Vegas, Anaheim and Hawaii. Tickets at local businesses or call 1 – 877 909 – RINK. 47c Duval Fowl Supper: turkey, cabbage rolls, veggies, buns, pie. October 21 - 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. Adults - $10.00, age 6 to 12 - $5.00, age 5 and under - free. Take out orders $10.00. Phone 725-4164. 47p

Bulyea and Community ‘Spooktacular Fall Supper’ Sunday, October 28, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Bulyea Community Hall. Admission: Adults: $10.00, Children 12 and under: $5.00, pre-school: free. Costumes optional. 47c I trust everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend and a safe and happy holiday. It was a busy weekend at the Clarke household with many family members from the Regina area and our daughter Dawn and Ryan Farrow home from Cochrane, AB. Of course the joy is the grandkids, Peyton and Cade, eager to get Grandpa to take them for a walk in the hills, up to the railway track to see if they could find

a coyote or a raccoon somewhere in the wild. As usual, the weekends are always too short and everyone has to get home to school and their jobs. The community sends “Get Well Wishes” to Dodee Flegel of Kannata Valley who recently underwent surgery for a long awaited hip replacement. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Dodee, during this time of discomfort. After what you have been through, each day will get better and you will be up and around ready to curl and dance up a storm as usual. The Silton annual bridge tournament takes place today (as I am writing this) and this is likely the first tournament Dodee and Arnie will not be attending. Fay Willcox just recently visited with her brother Ted Fox and families in Salmon Arm and Kelowna, British Columbia. From there, she went on to Hundred Mile House in B.C. to spend some time with her son Steven. The weather was beautiful and they spent some time golfing and many hours playing bridge games. After several days visiting with Steven, they headed back to Saskatchewan, camping on the way and stopping to visit

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tuesday, october 16, 2012 • last mountain times with friends and family. They had a great visit with Jim and Verna Brown, KOA campground owners at Hinton, AB. Fay enjoyed the trip and the beautiful country, also an excellent time of the year in the campgrounds. They also visited with son Bill and Barb Willcox at Ardrosson, AB. When they arrived home, Ted Fox was here and the next day sister Vivian Cooper flew in from Michigan, USA. Marie Boehmer arrived from Moose Jaw and they all had a wonderful visit and dinner together. Several days later, Marie and Vivian flew to Victoria, BC for a week’s holiday. Ted and Steven visited with family and friends and then returned to their respective homes. A great time was had by all. In late September, Marg McElhinney had the pleasure of her son Bob and Dorothy visiting with her for two weeks. The weather was good and they had a good time visiting with many friends and family members as well. Thanksgiving weekend Marg McElhinney visited with her daughter Peg in Saskatoon. She spent Friday night with her friend Rowena McLellan and had dinner with Betty Maskell, a long time friend from the Bulyea district. They had great fun talking old times. The Halloween Masquerade Bash tickets are going quickly. Get your tickets and your costume ready and come out and enjoy a few laughs and dance to your favourite tunes. This is a community fundraiser and a way to get people out and involved in community activities. Enjoy your week, maybe a few more rounds of golf and get the yard work completed before “Old Man Winter” arrives. -Mae Clarke Looking for some extra copies of this week’s newspaper? Pick some up at DiGer’s, Pieper Family Foods, or Last Mountain Times (Strasbourg) office!

E. coli update

The Public Health Agency of Canada has been working with its health and food safety partners on an investigation into E. coli O157 illnesses that have been linked to the food safety investigation at XL Foods Inc. in Brooks, Alberta. On October 8, one case of E. coli O157 illness under investigation in British Columbia was confirmed to be linked to the specific strain of E. coli O157 observed in the XL Foods Inc. food safety investigation. The individual became ill more than two weeks ago and has since recovered. Since September 26, 2012, the Agency has been leading a committee that includes public health and food safety experts from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Health Canada and Provincial and Territorial Health Authorities. The committee meets regularly to share and review the latest information and determine what actions should be taken to protect consumers. Based on all the information collected to date, a total of 11 cases of illness are linked to products from XL Foods Inc. or illnesses associated with the XL Foods Inc. food safety investigation: seven cases in Alberta, two in Quebec, and one each in Newfoundland and B.C. According to the agency, most strains of E. coli are harmless; however, some strains, such as E. coli O157: H7, can make people sick, causing severe stomach cramps, diarrhea and vomiting. Serious complications of an E. coli O157:H7 infection can include kidney failure.

Psychology for Living Teaching children not to fight

by Gwen Randall-Young All children fight. Isn’t that what we hear generation after generation? To my mind, there is only one reason children fight, and it is not because they are biologically wired to do so. Certainly, humans all have some aggressive instincts, but we do not all act on those. The days of the caveman and his club are long gone. (Now, he has to date the woman, and when he goes into his cave, he usually goes alone!)

Becoming civilized is in large part about taming those aggressive, instinctive biological responses. We can think of them as primitive, more likely to emerge under the influence of alcohol, or even where there has been a head injury. The majority of adults, we would like to think, have learned to control their more primitive, knee-jerk responses. Children, however, need to be taught, from a very early age, and continuously thereafter, appropriate, civilized responses. If they are not taught, they will not naturally, magically emerge into considerate, sensitive, accommodating, problem-solving adults. It is not enough to tell them not to fight, hit, bite, scratch or call names. Those behaviors are usually the end result of frustration, so we must teach

them how to deal with frustration. We need to teach patience, cooperation, sharing, problem-solving, and selfcontrol. Of course, the best way to teach these behaviors is to model them ourselves. We need to create a home environment that models evolved behavior, and that has zero tolerance for fighting, particularly when it is physical. A child’s misbehavior must be followed by teaching, and at times, consequences. Consequences that are overly punishing, or that are delivered with physical or verbal aggression will send the opposite message of what we are trying to teach.

Gwen Randall-Young is an author and award-winning Psychotherapist based out of Alberta. Disclaimer: the opinions expressed are those of the writer.


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Jonathon and Tracy Brown Ewert and two children Zander and Mirah were here from Carstairs, AB and visited Jim and Eileen Ewert. Some years ago, Tracy lived in Drake. She was my neighbour down the street near the Drake school for a few years. Tracy was our youth pastor for a few years too before she got married and moved away. I miss her. Drake North Star Mennonite Church had a lovely display of garden produce, canned goods, baking, flowers, etc. for the Sunday Thanksgiving service. The ladies always do a great job. Visiting Mary Ann Bartel for Thanksgiving was her son Philip of Waldheim. Peggy Bartel spent a week with her mother Marg in the Villa. Celebrating Thanksgiving Sunday, October 7 at the Villa with Peggy and Marg were John and Denise, Ben, Lisa, Jacob and Felix from Lanigan, Pat and Bernard Schellenberg from Wishart, Brent Schellenberg from Saskatoon and Edith Franson Regier from Watrous. Present at Katherine Funk’s October 7 for Thanksgiving were Vic and Chris Bergen and their children Malisa, Doug Thomas and grandchildren

Emily, Kade and Anwyn and Quinton, Joanne Bartel and children James, Erika, Mitchell and Dustin whose birthday was celebrated at this event also. Malisa and Doug Thomas and children live in Watrous. Can you feature this? First of all, I have a canner outside under a spout by the back door with about two inches of water in it. Would you believe a cat put one back foot on the edge of the canner, she bent over and with her right front paw scooped water into her mouth? The cat is right handed! Condolences to the families of Nellie (Erwin) Bartel of Saskatoon, formerly of Drake, who passed away October 4. Nellie turned 92 on June 29. Arrangements are in care of Mourning Glory Funeral Service. Ray and Florence Bartel celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary October 8. The children are Maurice and Amy and family and Quinton and Joanne and family. Get well wishes, thinking of and prayers for Mary Harrison, children, teachers, doctors, nurses, caregivers, folks in the hospital, in lodges, members mourning the loss of a loved one and anyone at home not feeling up to par.

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Danceland, Manitou Beach coming events: Oct. 16 – Salsa Dance Lesson, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., by a certified instructor, phone to register; Oct. 20 – Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage seminar, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., call 963-2217, register www.laughyourway. com or 1-866-525-2844, snack breaks and lunch, – $20; Oct. 20 – The Decades, 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.; Oct. 21 – Fred Eaglesmith Travelling Steam Show, 8:00 to 10:00 p.m., buffet 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Buffets before every 4-hr. dance 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Phone 1-800-267-5037 for info or reservations. Check our website for updated schedule or e-mail 47c Drake & District Fowl Supper – Friday, October 19, 5:007:00 p.m., Drake Community Center, Drake, SK. Adults – $12.00, children 5-10 years old – $5.00, pre-schoolers – FREE. Everyone welcome. 44-47c Raymore United Church Fall Supper – Sunday, October 21, Raymore School Gym, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. For meal deliveries, call Iona at 746-5710. Adults – $12.00, 12 and under – $8.00, preschool – free. Turkey and all the trimmings. 43-47c FOWL SUPPER– Sunday, October 21, 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Nokomis Centennial Hall. 12 years and older – $10, 5 to 11 years – $5, 4 years and younger – free. Proceeds to Nokomis Recreation Centre. 46-47c(1t) Craven Rink Annual Come and Go Pit Beef Fall Supper, Saturday, November 3, 4:30 to 7:00 p.m., Craven Rink. Advance tickets: Cameron’s Pharmacy, Lumsden and Wolf’s General Store, Craven or at the door. Adults $12, 12 and under $5, preschool free. For info, call Audrey 7312748 after 6:00 p.m. 46-49c

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Governor General visits Saskatchewan Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston were in Saskatchewan from October 9 to 11, 2012. During their visit to the province, they attended official functions and events in Prince Albert, Hatchet Lake Denesuline First Na-

tion, and Regina. “Saskatchewan is quickly becoming known as a province of opportunity and a leader in so many sectors,” said His Excellency. “Sharon and I were pleased to attend the ceremony marking the centennial of the Saskatchewan Legislative Building. We enjoyed meet-

WEEK OF OCTOBER 14 TO 20, 2012 LUCKIEST SIGNS THIS WEEK: AQUARIUS, PISCES & ARIES ARIES You could discover a whole new vocation. Take a good look at your professional and personal priorities and choose a future that’s better suited to you. TAURUS Be careful about saying “yes” to everyone this week, which puts you under a lot of pressure to keep your promises. You’re having a hard time making an important decision at the moment. It might help to talk to somebody else for an objective opinion. GEMINI A few hours of overtime this week will really help to improve your financial situation. You find yourself thinking about finding a new home. CANCER Don’t be shy about manoeuvring yourself into a position where you will be noticed. Enjoy the pride you feel. At work you will receive some kind of reward. LEO You don’t feel much like getting out of the house this week. You are feeling very attached to your roots, and maybe a little too attached to old clutter. Letting go of it will do you good in the long term. VIRGO You’re not afraid of speaking your mind and you express out loud what others are only thinking. That will be useful this week, as you will be called upon to assert your authority in a rather complicated situation. LIBRA You might have to invest a large sum of money into your work. You may even have to buy a new vehicle to ensure that you don’t get stuck. SCORPIO You might have to organize an event that involves a lot of people. Don’t be shy about trying to impress those around you this week. SAGITTARIUS If you are still looking for the perfect job, you will find some inspiration this week. You will also benefit from a great imagination and a lot of creative energy. CAPRICORN You are starting to feel the harmful effects of your sedentary lifestyle. Invite friends and family to do some kind of physical activity together with you. AQUARIUS As you try to plan out your next steps, whether for a new career or for retirement, get plenty of exercise to help yourself see things more clearly. PISCES Undertaking some type of training will propel your career to new heights. You will be truly inspired by some new challenges that require patience.

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ing with people who are creating even more opportunity in the future, and speaking with them about their potential as community leaders.” The vice regal couple spent Tuesday, October 9 in Prince Albert meeting with various officials, touring community facilities, and meeting with students. Wednesday was spent with the Hatchet Lake First Nation, and ended with a tour of the CAMECO uranium mining operation at Rabbit Lake in northern Saskatchewan. Thursday was spent in Regina with visits to Ranch Ehrlo’s Pilot Butte facility, the CNIB and other events. In the evening they joined with provincial politicians and officials to attend a ceremony marking the centennial of the Saskatchewan Legislative Building. During the ceremony, His Excellence presented the Diamond Jubilee Medal to seven recipients, and placed items in the building’s time capsule. The ceremony concluded with the cutting of an anniversary cake.

Moose Jaw man jailed and fined for tax evasion The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) announced last week that Wilfred Roy Smith, 63, of Moose Jaw, was sentenced to eleven months in jail and fined $79,890 for tax evasion. He was found guilty following a trial that took place from May 14 to 18, 2012 in Moose Jaw Provincial Court. Following his release, he will have six months to pay the fine which represents 100% of the taxes evaded. According to court records and information released by CRA, Mr. Smith operates WR Smith Trucking and subleases trucks to other drivers. He under-reported his income for the 2006 and 2007 tax years by $462,091. After the CRA audited the company’s 2004 and 2005 tax returns, which resulted in higher tax assessments, the Court found that Mr. Smith created false business losses totalling $185,515 on his 2006 and 2007 tax returns. He then used these losses to reduce the previously audited 2004 and 2005 income. He also carried forward losses to his 2008 tax return. CRA said that Smith evaded personal income taxes totalling $74,995 between 2004 and 2008. By understating his income, he caused his wife to reduce her personal income taxes by $4,679 by claiming spousal tax credits and pension-splitting amounts to which she was not entitled. He also received goods and services tax (GST) credits of $216 to which he was not entitled. The Court heard that Mr. Smith tried to hide his assets from the CRA by transferring shares, term deposits, a beach property, a vehicle, and two motorcycles to a family member.

2012 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor SuperCrew Rapture on wheels!

Certain cars and trucks, at the mere sight of them, tell stories much like humans. Yet unlike humans, a car’s cover can often be judged correctly. A tall, dark and handsome man may turn out to be lousy in bed, whereas a sculpted, low to the ground, growling and snarling Porsche 911 Turbo S will mess with your sense of equilibrium and make you question the laws of gravity without a doubt. There are numerous cars that send loud and clear messages, and the same can be said about trucks. A Ram 2500 Laramie Longhorn 4x4 with a Cummins Diesel is clearly a workhorse. A Cadillac Escalade is about hard pimpin’. A 2012 Ford F-150 Raptor SVT sends perhaps the loudest and clearest message in the truck business: I’m the boss of you. WIDE Everything about the Raptor is on a different scale. The flared wheel arches are the biggest giveaway that the SVT-tuned F-150 is purposebuilt. The Corolla-lengthwide FORD script on the front grille is not a decorative feature, either. The 35” BF Goodrich All Terrain tires (LT315/70R17 BSW A/T) are not for show, nor are the FOX Racing shocks looming behind the Raptor’s unique 17” wheels. In fact, the only decorative aspect of this truck is the $2,400 worth of graphics which, on this thing, fit. As I’ve said, the Raptor is a purpose-built machine that can do nothing less than get passersby to stare. Skid plates, twin rear-side tailpipes and a ride height creeping into Freightliner territory, the 2012 Ford Raptor is as badass and dedicated to its business as any. I guess I’m trying to dispel the fact that the Raptor is not a pretending poser-mobile, the type of vehicle that is becoming quite popular. You can take this vehicle off the beaten path – and beat the path into submission. F-150 livery The cabin receives a fair number of minor upgrades. The most obvious are the SVT-tagged gauges, some branded auxiliary switches and, in the case of our tester, some specific blue moon vinyl and plastic accents. With the navigation system, the Raptor features a front-mounted camera that displays the goings-on ahead of the truck’s massive hood. The image is projected on the 4.2” screen, perfect for negotiating tight off-road courses or a shopping mall parking lot... As with the regular F-150, the seats are large and comfortable and, in the case of the SuperCrew, rear passengers are treated to limo-like room. This is manifestly not the reason why you’re reading this review. Let’s get on with it.

Sharper claws The 2012 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor is capable, very capable. In fact, we set out to find out if the Raptor was all show and no go, but we quickly realized that it is nothing short of unstoppable. All Raptors are powered by a 6.2L V8, the same found in the Harley-Davidson edition. When it launched in 2010, the truck was motivated by a 5.4L V8 and although it performed well, it could not cut the mustard as the most badass F-150’s V8. At 411 hp and 434 lb-ft of torque, the 6.2L’s massive power gets all 6,200+ lbs (2,820 kg) going with a bellowed roar that’ll make a Ford Mustang GT look over its shoulder. It’s not that the 2012 Raptor is fast, it’s just that it seems impossible that such a large mastodon of a behemoth can move so quickly about town, and better yet in the rough, untamed stuff. As the ultimate test, we set our sights on Mecaglisse, a veritable playground for all things motorized. Here we discovered that the Raptor can fly, swim and climb mountains. We also found out that it can drift, as well as be driven normally on highways. SVT Raptor: The Conqueror What makes the 2012 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor such a menace on any surface is the combination of its 4x4 system with a trick Torsen front differential capable of pulling as much as the rear diff pushes, huge tires and, most of all, its crazy suspension. The latter consists of independent coil-on-shock, double-wishbone FOX Racing Shox on aluminum and forged-steel arms. The rear is all about the live axle with leafs, Hotchkiss-type setup with FOX Racing Shox, too. By the way, FOX shocks

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also equip the Local Motors Rally Fighter I recently tested. These shocks provide a perfect blend of control, comfort and confidence. The F-150 truck is unruffled by jumps and drifting. Factor in 11.2” and 12.1” of suspension travel, front and rear, and you have the perfect all-terrain conquering vehicle. It’s simple: This is what the Raptor was designed to do. With great power comes the need for great big brakes. Measuring nearly 14” front and back, the massive ventilated discs are seemingly indestructible. The amount of brake boost makes the pedal heavy, but response and performance are excellent. Steering has little feedback, but precision is surprising given the huge knobby tires. At the mere sight of the 2012 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, you can correctly guess that the thing sucks on gas like the Jersey Shore downs bottles of Vodka. My returned average was of 19.5L/100 km. In offroad conditions, that number can easily jump up by 25%. The Rapture comes… ...At a price. Other than needing a mortgage to keep the gas tank full, the $55,999 starting price is not in everyone’s reach. Our tester rung in at a whopping $64,749, which is a deal in fact as building your own uber-capable-off-roadbaja-ninja-super-truck would cost considerably more. And don’t forget that the Raptor carries a full warranty. The Raptor is simply awesome, but not for the faint of heart or wallet. When Armageddon comes, if you own one of these, your only worry will be filling up with fuel. If the Raptor isn’t your cup of tea, you may want to consider the Ram PowerWagon or a Chevy Silverado HD, but neither will cover ground with the same efficiency or admiring glares. Matt St-Pierre

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by Kelly Kirk It’s 2012, hey? The modern time! So modern that anyone can have the internet, a source of limitless information (and misinformation) in their homes or at their fingertips via smartphone. That is, of course, except for me. That’s right, my internet is down, but so is my phone, so at least I’m consistent. Not only that, I decided last week that this would be a good time to write about a car that I know absolutely nothing about. What am I trying to say, you

ask? Well, basically I’m going to give you an opinionated explanation of a short-production vehicle with a rich history chock full of holes like a brick of Swiss cheese. Sounds fun, doesn’t it? I knew a girl once who drove a two-door car, or so she thought. I think it was an Oldsmobile Alero. Maybe a Pontiac Grand Am? Doesn’t matter really. Anyways, it was white, a white two-door, with hubcaps and an automatic transmission. By two-door, I thought she meant total, full

count, not two on each side. She was smart, actually, just uninformed of simple automotive terms. When I asked her what she would call a car with two doors total, well, I can’t actually tell you her response, as parts of it are on the “Adjectives that are not newspaper friendly” list. My assumption would be to call it a “one-door”, for continuity sake, but since I know better, there is only one one-door that comes to mind, the BMW Isetta! Remember the television show Family Matters? I think it was on Friday night along with Saved by the Bell and Full House, but I can’t be positive. It was around the late 80’s or early 90’s I think. Anyways, the nerdy neighbour, Steve Urkel, drove one. It was red or white, looked absurd, and had a single door that opened... ON THE FRONT OF THE CAR! Yes, correct, the front of the car opened up, which meant the instrument cluster and steering had to swing out of the way to enter the not-so-

spacious interior. The whole car was 4 ½ feet wide and 7 ½ feet long, basically the size of a lift of plywood. They were built all over Europe between 1953 and 1962, and final production numbers are somewhere between an eighth-million and a quarter-million. They were all built borrowing motorcycle parts, some having only one rear wheel, meaning they could actually be licensed like a motorcycle, and driven with a motorcycle license. Since the three-wheeled ones were prone to rollover, the four-wheeled ones were more common, though the rear wheels were only about a foot-and-a-half apart. Due to the variety of motorcycle

engines used, some were twocycle and some were fourcycle, ranging in horsepower and fuel economy (50mpg to 80mpg is nothing to shake a stick at, however!). Long story short, I did my research on this one-door car, problem being that I never dreamt that there would be such a ridiculous history. I also never dreamt that I wouldn’t have any means of last minute information when writing it. I also can’t believe that I can’t remember what kind of car that girl drove exactly, or the color of Urkel’s BMW. How about the fact that the third paragraph is quite long compared to the other three? I guess what I’m trying to say is, I like to be as professional as possible, but it’s possible I’ll never be a professional. What I did do, however, was give you a rea-

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