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Each week Bridges, in connection with SaskatoonMoms.com, gathers advice from parents to share with other moms and dads. This week we asked:

Did you take a “babymoon” before giving birth to your first child?

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ENTERTAINMENT! FOOD! DOOR PRIZES! “I took a trip for 10 days to the Bahamas right before we adopted our son. I wish I would have relaxed a little bit more but all I could think about was how much stuff I needed to do and what I had to prepare before the arrival of our baby. Thinking back, I’m so glad I got pampered right before because everything is bonkers now. I would give anything to go back! I think its a wonderful idea if you are prepared at home first so you can really relax.” — Jade Usselman “Sort of... we took a ‘let’s go camping, hang out with friends, relax, indulge in life, have beers and snowboard trip,’ before we started trying for our first. When pregnant with our second, we took a trip to Cuba to have our last trip with (just) the three of us.” — Adin Dereniwski “I have heard of this, but only because of wedding forums that cater to people trying to conceive.” — Whitney Leigh Sevesind “Yes. (We) just took one in February before the second (baby) too!” — Tiffany Paulsen

“Does a weekend with just the two of us going to Edmonton on an IKEA run before our second child count? It felt quite luxurious...” — Noelle Chorney “Ugh. I dislike all these pretend traditions.” — via Twitter @brynrk “We planned and went on a trip to Mexico before starting our family. It was nice to get away one ‘last’ time before our first baby arrived, although I wish I really would have appreciated what it was like to lay by the pool and relax!” — Janelle Hordos “We did not take a babymoon and the thought never really crossed my mind because at the time we had no idea what we were in for. On the other hand we were ready for a vacation after the first year.” — Nikki Melnyk “Haha! No! I was 16 and going to school. No break for the young and foolish.” — Carla Contreras “No pre-baby vacations for us. I worked until the last minute both times. In retrospect, a mini-holiday would have been great!” — Terri Leniuk

“I haven’t heard of it.” — Usha Agarwal “I’ve just heard of ‘push gifts’ now too!” — via Twitter @SaskatoonChic

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Laura Riffel works with her student bakers Marving Cappo and Austin Musqua at The Three Sisters at Nestor’s Bakery on 20th Street West. Bridges photo by Michelle Berg

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PARENT TO PARENT — 2 Did you take a “babymoon” before your first child was born? COVER — 4 Laura Riffel harness the power of flour for at-risk youth in the city IN THE CITY — 9, 10 Pooh Corner a blank page for the imagination CITY FACES — 12 Teaching infant massage helps families bond INVENTORY — 14 If it isn’t yet, Stella & Dot may become your new favourite jewelry experience CROSSWORD AND SUDOKU — 15 FASHION — 16 Designer’s style inspired by music MUSIC — 18 Phil Smith’s hip hop debut

WINE WORLD — 19 Grand Cru reassuring words for wine lovers EVENTS — 21, 22 ON THE SCENE — 24 The Habitat for Humanity Annual Tombola Gala Dinner at the Delta Bessborough GARDENING — 26 Mowing and fertilzing tips for a healthier lawn OUTSIDE THE LINES — 27 Artist Stephanie McKay’s weekly colouring creation SHARP EATS — 28 A look at Saskatchewan’s independent coffee shop culture READ MY BOOK — 29 ASK ELLIE — 31

Shauna Bradford-Wilson has been coming to Pooh Corner in the Frances Morrison Library since she was a child. She says it’s the best place for children’s programs in Canada. Bridges photo by Michelle Berg

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I see some of these students and they have no one. — Laura Riffel

Y o u t h D e v e l o p m e n t C o r p o r at i o n

Lessons from the bakery of hard knocks

Laura Riffel was the first student to bring her baby to a Saskatoon Catholic School. She now teaches troubled youth how to bake at The Three Sisters at Nestor’s Bakery. Bridges photo by Michelle Berg

By Jeff Davis Bright and early every morning, students like Marvin Coppo report promptly for duty at The Three Sisters at Nestor’s Bakery. The back room is full of antique iron machinery, giant roaring ovens, and

thick, well-worn tables that have given shape to countless baked delights. The oldest bakery in Riversdale, the aromas and atmosphere of this place surround you like a warm blanket. It’s a perfect place to forget one’s troubles, and focus on the task at hand, whether that be sugar cookies,

breads, pizzas or pastries. Born on the Little Pine First Nation, 22-year-old Coppo is the second eldest in a family of 11 children. He has dropped in and out of school over the years, unable to balance the strains of school and working to provide for his siblings.

“I had to keep dropping out to get a job, in the winter, and I almost did it again but the teachers came through,” he said. “They gave me a job, and I ended up powering through on both, so I don’t have to drop out this year.” Cappo is a student at the Youth De-

velopment Corporation, a privately run school on Avenue C that lets students work toward graduation at their own pace. The school offers courses in carpentry, mechanics and food service, and helps students get by with paid part-time work in their field.


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The staff there, I never met people like them before. They actually help and they pay attention to you. — Marving Cappo

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Student baker Marving Cappo, 22, shows off his creative hamburger cupcakes. 

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“The staff there, I never met people like them before,” Cappo said. “They actually help and they pay attention to you, and remember some things you don’t expect them to follow up on.” One of those teachers is Laura Riffel, whose own struggles give her street cred that few can match with Saskatoon’s troubled youth. When she says she can empathize with their feelings of anger, hopelessness, frustration and despair,

it rings true. Shortly before her 14th birthday, Riffel’s world came crashing down. Her parents had announced to the family they were breaking up, and the family home was being put up for sale. Later that fateful day, in a fit of confusion, angst and pain, she lashed out at her principal, and soon found herself a high school dropout.

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I had a kind, caring, loving side. But for quite some time, the other side took over. — Riffel

Laura Riffel and student baker Marving Cappo. Riffel learned how to bake from her extended Ukrainian family. The bakery is a perfect place for release, healing and emotional safety. Bridges photo by Michelle Berg

Prone to angry outbursts due to family trauma she still finds difficult to revisit, she drifted towards an increasingly risky lifestyle. After moving into a cheap River Heights apartment with her 16-year-old sister, she became pregnant in 1993. “I had a kind, caring, loving side,” she said. “But for quite some time, the other side took over.” Riffel said the birth of her son

Dylan, now a 19-year-old university student, gave her the motivation to fight back against the stereotypes, stigmas and abuse she faced as a single mom on her own. After becoming the first student to bring her baby to a Saskatoon Catholic School — secreting Dylan away below her desk during class — Riffel went on to earn two degrees from the University of Saskatchewan.

“My son really gave me the motivation to take care of things, because I was not going to let him go through what I went through,” she said. “I guess I always knew I was going to overcome whatever obstacle was in my way.” Riffel calls the understanding teachers and staff at Bishop Mahoney her “saving graces.” Bills, babies and working three jobs were not is-

sues on the minds of typical high schoolers. “There were days I was just so angry that the last thing I wanted to think about was sitting down and doing mathematics,” she said. Riffel now feels a need to give others that care and understanding. “I remember the labels I had: angry, mischievous, a bitch, at risk, troubled — all those kinds of things,”

she said. “When it boils down for me, I was a child, completely unaware and confused.” Riffel said she learned to bake from her extended Ukrainian family. She finds the bakery is a perfect place for release, healing and emotional safety. In the end, she said, confronting histories of abuse and struggle is perhaps more important than that day’s bread.


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They’re maybe just a little more withdrawn, you know, or sort of scared. But it doesn’t take long to bring them out. — Diane Pfefferle

“In a family home setting or a party, rela- she’s amazed at both the personal and profestionships are built in the kitchen,” she said. sional evolutions she’s seen. “They’re maybe just a little more withdrawn, “It’s amazing, whether its making perogies, you know, or sort of scared,” bread, dough or a pie, what she said with a chuckle. “But it someone will just start talkdoesn’t take long to bring them ing about.” out.” Most people picture strug“When they come in they gling youths as violent, agdon’t have any idea what people gressive or confrontational. do in a business and how things But the young people here work,” Pfefferle added. “To are as meek as lambs, with watch how fast they pick up on soft-spoken voices and even things and enjoy what they’re softer handshakes. This doing, it’s kind of nice.” overall attitude is a result of Wearing a t-shirt and red the never-ending doubts and beard, Keith Jorgenson doesn’t anxieties kids fighting an look like your typical high uphill battle feel, Riffel said. school principal, but the Youth “The fear of being poor, Development Corporation isn’t the fear of being not acceptyour typical school. An accreded, the fear of being judged, ited independent high school, the fear of what other people Laura Riffel and her son Dylan. the YDC has 42 registered stuthink,” she said. “There is an dents, though Jorgensen said only 15 or 20 impact.” Baker Diane Pfefferle, who has worked at show up on a typical day. Continued on Page 8 Nestor’s since the student program began, said

Student baker Austin Musqua makes cookies at Nestor’s bakery. Bridges photo by Michelle Berg

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If they are going to become less attached to that world, and more attached to a healthy set of people and activities, you have to be able to provide them with some sort of income. — Keith Jorgenson

Some students are in jail, others in drug treatment and one or two are usually in hiding from the local gangs, he said. Others just choose to stay home, with no parent in the picture to tell them to go to school. Or they just hit the streets to make a quick buck. Many of YDC’s students have never held a legitimate job, Jorgenson said, so the bakery can serve as a ticket out. “If they are going to become less attached to that world, and more attached to a healthy set of people and activities, you have to be able to provide them with some sort of income,” he said. Many of YDC’s students have been kicked out of the city’s mainstream high schools, and never felt a sense of success or accomplishment in a school, Jorgenson said. But there is something tangible and immediate about baking. “If you give someone an experience that’s authentic, they can see the direct immediate point behind what they’re doing,” she said. “They gain a sense of self worth though that.” Austin Musqua came to Saskatoon from Kamsak after his grandmother, who he was living with, had her leg amputated following a bad accident. A 17-year-old in Grade 10, he has been in the bakery only a few weeks. But having a steady job is helping him to get going in the morning and make it to class. “I like it,” he said. “I work here, mostly Monday to Friday, every morning.” The sorts of life problems these baker-students face can’t be resolved within school hours, Riffel said, but knowing they have someone to lean on can make all the difference. “I see some of these students and they have no one,” she said. “Some of the kids I teach, honestly, when they leave my building they have no bed to go to.” Riffel has begun studying for a master’s degree in educational psychology, and is planning to expand the school’s food service programs. A little TLC is that special ingredient that can put both lives and loaves on the right track. “I was committed and dedicated to breaking the abuse cycles, whether in myself or helping others do it,” she said. “And I truly accomplished that goal, so it’s exciting.”

Austin Musqua learns the tricks of the trade. With Laura Riffel’s guidance, relationships are built and confidence is gained in the kitchen.  Bridges photo by Michelle Berg


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Joel Dust plays hookie from work to take in the sun at the Lions Skatepark. Dust has been skateboarding for nine years and tries to skate every day. He loves the community vibe at this park and enjoys the feeling of “being in the moment.” Bridges photo by Michelle Berg

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Pooh Corner a ‘blank page for the imagination’ By Jenn Sharp Pooh Corner in the downtown Frances Morrison Library is a special place, filled with wonderment, fun and games for children. However, it’s not only for kids. As Shauna Bradford-Wilson (executive director of the PotashCorp Children’s Festival of Saskatchewan) explains, it’s a place where new parents can learn the importance of literacy. It’s also a place to teach newcomers and their children about how to use and benefit from the library. In this modern technologically fuelled age, it may be surprising to learn that libraries are still rel-

evant — more relevant than ever, in fact. Aside from the wealth of (free) knowledge and information, libraries — and especially Pooh Corner — serve as places for people in the community to learn and grow together. An ability to connect and understand one another says a lot about the future of our city. And, as Bradford-Wilson says, libraries do the best job of telling us who we are as a society.

Q: Why is Pooh Corner your favourite place in Saskatoon? A: Pooh Corner is like a love letter to early reader communities of all varieties in Saskatoon. For little tiny winkies who are just

learning what a book is and for older kids who are maybe new to Canada, for learning communities in the primary division — it’s a one-of-a-kind place for contributing to literacy.

Q: What are some of your earliest memories of Pooh Corner? A: When I was in elementary school Gary Tisdale was the librarian at my school — this was before he moved over to the public library system. He was a beloved librarian at River Heights when I was there in the early ’80s. I remember coming to Pooh Corner for the first time (I think it was with Mrs. Ginter’s Grade 2 class). I had never been in a space

Shauna Bradford-Wilson (executive director of the PotashCorp Children’s Fesitval of Saskatchewan) has been visiting Pooh Corner at the Frances Morrison Library since Grade 2. 

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I just fell in love with it the same way you fall in love with a purpose-built theatre or a really well designed gallery. It just felt so cozy and secure and comforting. — Shauna Bradford-Wilson

I had never been in a space like that before. I just fell in love with it the same way you fall in love with a purpose-built theatre or a really well designed gallery. It just felt so cozy and secure and comforting, and yet it was a blank page for the imagination. Plus it had a fireplace — how cool is that?

Q: What do you know about their current programming? A: The librarians that work out of Pooh Corner are, I think, some of the best in the world in terms of story interpreters for children and for families. Pooh Corner is a fantastic amenity for new parents who really haven’t had a lot of experience with little kids and suddenly find one living right in their own home. It can be a great resource for learning as a parent how to help your child learn about books and why reading is important. That’s something that not

everybody who becomes a parent knows. They still do those very early reader and new parent programming. They do great things that are tied to curricula for all three school divisions (Prairie Spirit, public and Catholic). They’re really great partners for those broader organizations who are working toward literacy. They also work with READ Saskatoon and the Open Door Society to support their literacy programming. Sometimes they even have newcomer or family literacy nights where they bus people in from a specific area of town or agency. That whole community can come in and learn what a library does and why it’s important. It’s especially important for people from places in the world where a library is a foreign concept.

Q: Why are libraries important? A: Libraries really tell us the best

about who we are as a society. It’s one of the ways we acknowledge the best in ourselves. All those radical ideas, like sharing, borrowing and giving back, fairness, wonder, curiosity, trust — those are all the kinds of things we teach kindergarten kids. This is how you become a happy, productive, positive person in Canada. Those are the same foundations that a library is built upon. Even though libraries have been around for a long time, they’re still a really radical idea.

Q: Why do you think reading is important? A: There’s so much research out there that speaks to literacy as being one of the determinants of a person’s emotional, mental, physical well-being and productiveness in work and in life. Putting all of that to the side, reading is one of the few things we can do that lets us sit

Shauna Bradford-Wilson says Pooh Corner is like a “love letter to early reader communities” in Saskatoon. Bridges photo by Michelle Berg

quietly with ourselves and explore at our own pace those corners of our imagination that make us tick. We are such a plugged-in society now,

that for us to be able to sit and hold a book and just be still and enjoy those moments, are really rare. We need to treasure them.

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Helping families bond through touch By Jenn Sharp Raising children can be an adventure fraught with misunderstanding and confusion for new parents. However, adults and children can both benefit from a technique that helps with bonding and communication. Laura Cone, a child development specialist in Saskatoon, teaches parents the art of infant and pediatric massage. She began working with children eight years ago in a daycare that included a young autistic girl. “From there, I just fell in love with working with kids with different needs,” she says. She got her certificate as an educational assistant from SIAST and was hired by the Ministry of Education as an early childhood consultant, where she worked with young special needs children. “I noticed a really big hole in programming for all kids with (special) needs. Programming stops for kids once they’re into the school system.” She also noticed there was a demand for experienced and knowledgeable respite workers. She had always been using Nurturing Touch with special needs children. The term Nurturing Touch is a holistic medical phrase. It involves using touch in a healthy way to give the child what he or she is looking for. She says the touch and massage techniques helped these children achieve balance. “Sometimes they have different levels of sensory intake that they like. Some get disorganized easily so they need touch or different tactile stimulation to help level them out.” She later became a certified infant and pediatric massage teacher and a Nurturing Touch professional. Cone is quick to point out that she is not a massage therapist. She teaches families how to massage their baby or their child. If she’s going into a home as a respite worker or child developmental professional, she can incorporate Nurturing Touch as part of the programming to help support that child.

Laura Cone (right) teaches Alison Fong how to give her eight-month-old son Emerson a massage. Bridges photo by Michelle Berg

She says everyone can benefit from learning the technique — from adoptive parents or families where breastfeeding isn’t possible, to same-sex couples. “Anyone can do (Nurturing Touch) if they’re taught in the right way. It’s not regular touch. It needs to be done with the right purpose and intent and the child’s welfare at heart,” she explains. It’s not just for kids with special needs either. Cone says studies have shown it can help to stimulate growth, physical and cognitive development for every child. It can also help with colic, feeding, sleeping, visual and hearing development. Alison Fong has learned Nurtur-

ing Touch from Cone. She now gives her eight-month-old son Emerson daily massages. “He loves it. As soon as I ask him if he wants a massage he smiles.” She’s done a lot of facial massaging for him which she’s found helps with teething. It’s also helped with his sleeping. “The first time (Cone) came over, we did a massage and he slept for an hour and a half that afternoon and he’s not a really long napper.” Cone says the technique’s main benefit is its ability to help with bonding and attachment. The same “feel good” hormones that are released in a woman’s body during breastfeeding (oxytocin) are also released during

massage. Children that have been in foster homes or those with social and emotional issues also greatly benefit from this healthy attachment. “When you’re massaging your child or infant, their oxytocin levels are rising and so are yours. It’s good for bonding, it’s good for postpartum depression and it’s good for dad or someone that’s not getting that intimate bond through breastfeeding.” “It was a really great bonding experience,” adds Fong Cone says the beauty of learning the technique is having the knowledge to adapt it to children’s unique needs as they grow. Massage can be adjusted to help with growing pains as children get older to stress from

hormone changes and exams. It’s also something that will help the familial relationship for the long term. “I love that it puts the power into the hands of the parent. This is something that helps parents to trust their instincts. It’s also something they can do for their child, on their own.” As for Cone, her strength lies in her ability to connect with the people who may benefit the most from what she can teach. One of the best stories she’s heard was about a skeptical father. After seeing how much his baby loved massage, he now takes the time to bond and massage his child every morning. “That’s heartwarming to me.”


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Stella & Dot

Stella & Dot is a social selling company that creates flexible entrepreneurial opportunities for women. It’s boutique-style jewelry and accessories line is available through in-home trunk shows by independent stylists and online. Their vintage-inspired collections are designed by New York designers for young girls and women of all ages. The social shopping concept brings together e-commerce, social media and personal service to create the ultimate home based business for today’s modern woman. Their mission is to give every woman the means to style her own life. You can contact a stylist in Saskatoon to host a party or shop online at Stelladot.com.

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Sara Armstrong: Sask. transplant inspired by music By Ashley Martin

1. TOQUE: “I wear toques every day, literally.”

In Grade 2, Lynn Armstrong sewed a crop top for her daughter. Paired with baggy jeans, Sara Arm1. strong emulated Chilli from TLC. A year later, the girl adopted a grunge-y Kurt Cobain look, with a hint of goth. Her mom had to 2. hide the Halloween makeup for two years because 3. Armstrong refused to wear colour. “I just wore the same black Club Monaco sweater and a plaid skirt and army boots,” says Armstrong. Music has always been a driving force behind her sense of style. Today the designer plans her collections accordingly. In her recent showcase at Saskatchewan Fashion Week, she had a hypnotic 4. sound with a constant beat. “I always start with what it sounds like and I create a mood around that.” 5. Armstrong flew in for the weekend from Vancouver, where she now lives. After completing a bachelor of fine arts degree at the University of Regina, Armstrong wanted to study fashion. “If there had been a school in Saskatchewan, or an opportunity to stay here and learn everything that I could and be the best at something, then I would have done that.” There wasn’t. She moved from her hometown to study design at the Blanche Macdonald Centre in 2010. Because she had contacts there, Armstrong 8. opted to stay on the west coast. “I don’t think that I’ll always live away. It’s defi7. nitely tempting when great events like (SFW) are happening; it’s always great to come home and participate and share what I’ve learned and learn from others and be inspired.” Armstrong’s day job provides her the opportunity to be inspired. She works in lululemon’s design 9. concept store, “the lab,” where she does art installations, graphics, photo shoots and works with designers. “It’s nice to be learning from such a big company because then I can ... take what they’re doing on such a huge level and use it on my small level.” Armstrong tends to wear her designs more often than not, and is carefree with her own wardrobe. “I don’t think it’s a big deal, the way you get dressed in the morning. Sometimes I leave my house and I’m like, ‘What the heck am I doing? This looks crazy,’ but then I’m like, ‘I’ll be home in six hours and then I’ll change,’” she says. 10. “It’s only a few hours that you’re wearing that outfit, so it’s just a day — wear stripes, wear plaid, wear everything together. It’s all about confidence.” Sara Armstrong poses near the City Square Plaza, where Saskatchewan Fashion Week was held in Regina. QC Photo by Michael Bell

2. HAIR: “I dyed it myself with vegetable dye. I came home and my stylist, who I have gone to since I was 14, kind of fixed it. It’s Joe Duarte from Rumors.” 3. SUNGLASSES: From a thrift store. 4. EARRINGS: Topshop 5. JACKET: Her own design, made in a U of R costume class and inspired by Michael Jackson.

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6. BRACELETS: Her dad’s high school ID bracelet (“It says Merv and it says Class of ’77 on the back”) and a beaded friendship bracelet she made for herself and her family for Christmas (“Cornelian and agate together mean unity”). 7. TATTOO: One of 13 she has, among them a sewing needle and her family’s coat of arms. “This is my newest piece and it’s a prism and it’s really dedicated to my life’s work ... My hands are everything; I put gratitude on my wrist because without these suckers I’d be unemployed.” 8. BAG: American Apparel. “It works with brown, black, grey; it’s a weirdly neutral colour.” 9. SKIRT: Her own design. “I’m really into camo, that urban kind of utilitarian feel. I love the midi silhouette, the pencil skirt that’s below the knee. It always looks really sharp with a mini boot.” 10. BOOTS: Urban Outfitters. “My mom told me not to wear these socks and I did anyway. It’s kind of a more relaxed feel. ... Throw on some wool socks or something and you’ve got daytime.”


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Smith animated in hip-hop debut By Ashley Martin The Cinderella theme song is probably not the first thing you’d expect to hear on a hiphop mixtape, but it fits well in Phil Smith’s rap, Walt. “A dream is a wish your heart makes” opens the song, which name-drops 20-some Disney characters. “What I like about it is it’s relatable; almost all of us growing up watched Disney forever,” said the 27-year-old Regina rapper. “So if I make a joke about Gaston, you would know who that is from Beauty and the Beast.” Between watching Disney films — The Lion King was his favourite, but doesn’t make the lyrical cut — Smith had lessons in music from growing up in a musical family. His dad had a gospel quartet in Nipawin, which gave him insight into songwriting. He started freestyling in high school, but that fell by the wayside once he moved to Regina and started playing in bands. A former drummer in altrock band the Fortunate Isles, Smith picked up rapping again last fall and hasn’t stopped since. His debut mixtape presents a strong ’90s influence (Eminem was his favourite growing up) and some comedic elements due to his standup comedy background, meshed with beats from the likes of Fergie, Dr. Dre and DJ Premier. He’s open to sampling anything from anywhere, a likely byproduct of growing up in Saskatchewan. “We can listen to south music, New York music, L.A. raps, and not have to be aligned with any of them per se and in a way cherry-pick our favourite parts,” said Smith. “Coming out of nowhere, which is re-

ally what rapping from Saskatchewan is, is an advantage because you can borrow from everything; you’re free to like everything just based on your taste.” Though his taste may be broad, his content is pretty focused: He’s trying to represent Regina in his lyrics. “I’ll mention Uplands on a track, I talk about living in the south end, O’Hanlon’s, that kind of stuff,” said Smith. “I try to keep it very much what I’ve lived through.” He avoids “pseudo-gangster posturing” because it’s not authentic to his life. “I’m not saying something like ‘I’ll shoot you if you’re in my club’ or whatever because it’s not true at all. I wouldn’t shoot anybody, I don’t have guns. But I do drink a lot ... I do live in Regina. I can talk about these things and I feel like it’s more legit, it’s more real.” Aside from writing what he knows, representing his city is important on another level: He feels that, in trying to appeal to a mass audience, some other local artists are missing the mark. “I’m playing shows in Regina, so I might as well be making music for Regina.” The freedom to write about whatever he wants is something Smith missed while playing in bands. “It’s hard to (put your foot down) when you have three other creative minds working with you because everyone has an idea,” he said. “I pick my own beats, I choose my own words, it’s just more conducive to what I want to do.” Smith’s one-year plan includes creating an original album, collaborating with local beatmakers and working on more mixtapes. You can catch him May 30, 9 p.m., at the Artful Dodger in Regina.

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Reassuring words for a wine lover By James Romanow There are few words as reassuring to a wine lover as the phrase “Grand Cru.” Cru is French for growth, and Grand Cru indicates something close to a perfect growth. In the French system, the title is allocated according to the land. The French believe that terroir, a very specific piece of land, carries with it a very specific set of properties. While the notion of terroir has a whiff of feudalism, if you spend any time talking to farmers about their land, they all know about that quarter section down the road that yields number one when everybody else gets feedstock. Regardless of origin, the title Grand Cru is not awarded lightly. Although I have had a few that I felt were overpriced, I have never had a Grand Cru I thought anything less than excellent wine. The wine in question in this case is that grape that seems to put many people off: Gewürztraminer. It’s from the currently unloved region, the Alsace. There are any number of reasons to drink Alsace wine, not least of which is, when out of favour, the prices tend to be lower. If you were to drink a Chablis Grand Cru (slightly out of favour) the meter starts running around $75; Burgundy Grand Cru weighs in about $100 for names no one recognizes and climbs to about $4,000 for DRC.

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Thu rsd ay, M ay 23 Brian McAreavey Crackers Restaurant and Lounge, #1-227 Pinehouse Dr. Apollo Cruz Buds on Broadway, 817 Broadway Ave. Fr id ay, M ay 24 Piano Fridays w/ Dennis Borycki Roots Series: Alexis Normand The Bassment, B3-202 Fourth Ave. N. Riff Raff Buds on Broadway, 817 Broadway Ave. The Midnight Roses w/ Jayne Trimble The Refinery, 609 Dufferin Ave. Stetson Army & Navy Veterans Club, 359 First Ave. N. Forever Young Toon Town Tavern, 1630 Fairlight Dr. Leon Ochs Fairfield Seniors’ Centre, 103 Fairmont Cres. Doug Boomhower Trio McNally Robinson, 3130 Eighth St. E. Young Benjamins w/ Indigo Joseph Amigos Cantina, 632 10th St. E. Apollo Cruz Lydia’s Pub, 650 Broadway Ave. Big Bang Baby, Stone Temple Pilots tribute band Rock the Bottom, 834B Broadway Ave.

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tion will be held May 31 at 7 p.m. Surface Factor, by Sask Terra Group, runs June 3-9.

Freddie & The Axemen Piggy’s Pub & Grill, 1403A Idylwyld Dr. N. S a t u rday, M ay 2 5 Rocky Night in Canada FanFest Cabaret w/ Honeymoon Suite New Holland Training Centre, 230 Marquis Dr. John Harmon Quartet w/ The Bassment Big Band and The Saskatoon Community Jazz Band The Bassment, B3-202 Fourth Ave. N. Riff Raff Buds on Broadway, 817 Broadway Ave. Driftwood Nutana Legion, 3021 Louise St. Stetson Army & Navy Veterans Club, 359 First Ave. N. The Dave Nelson Trio McNally Robinson, 3130 Eighth St. E. Fabolous w/ Pusha T The Odeon Events Centre, 241 Second Ave. S. The Brains Amigos Cantina, 632 10th St. E. Caught in a Dream, Alice Cooper tribute band Rock the Bottom, 834B Broadway Ave. Jomamma Stan’s Place, 106-110 Ruth St. E. Freddie & The Axemen Piggy’s Pub & Grill, 1403A Idylwyld Dr. N.

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Wood ’13 May 25 to June 1, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and June 2, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Galleria Building at Innovation Place. The Saskatchewan Woodworkers’ Guild’s 35th annual show. Works by guild members and local high school students. Visit www.saskwoodguild.ca. Mendel Art Gallery At 950 Spadina Cres. E. The annual School Art exhibition, featuring art by Saskatoon students, concludes May 26. All the other spring exhibitions remain on view until June 2. I

Know You By Heart: Portrait Miniatures is an exhibition of tiny portraits from the late 18th to early 20th centuries. Multi-media works by Toronto artist Jason Baerg are featured in Returning. The Home Show features works from the permanent collection relating to home. Artists by Artists presents photographs by Barbara Reimer. SCYAP Now, an exhibition from Saskatoon Community Youth Arts Programming Inc., continues until May 28 in the Mendel auditorium. The Gallery is participating in the Nature City Festival May 25-31. On May 26 at 2 p.m., there will be readings honouring environmentalist Stan Rowe, and outdoor artmaking from 2 to 4 p.m. Visit mendel.ca. Gordon Snelgrove Gallery Until May 23 at 191 Murray Building, U of S. She I Her by Ellen Moffat. A reception will be held May 23 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. dreamondriandreamon by Tyson John Atkings runs May 27-31. Atkings investigates motion, perception (hallucination) and dissociation in various media. A recep-

Void Gallery Until June 2 at 2-1006 Eighth St. E. Fair and Square, works by Ink Slab Printmakers. A reception will be held May 24 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. AKA Gallery Until May 24 at 424 20th St. W. Into the Woods, by Tammy Salzl. Oil paintings and works on Mylar in mixed media. SCYAP Gallery Until May 24 at 253 Third Ave. S. A collaborative group high school art show. RICCYCLE 1.0: An Introduction to the Madness by Ric Pollock opens May 27 and runs to June 14. It is the first in a three-part series of Pollock’s works. A reception will be held May 30 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Blackstrap Art Studio Tour May 25, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and May 26, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., in and around Dundurn and Shields. A free, self-guided tour of art and craft shops in and around the Dundurn and Shields area. Featuring glass blowing and fusing, metal sculptures, ceramics, paintings, photography, quilting and recycled art projects by more than 20 artists. Follow the wagon wheel signs.


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Canada Until June 17 at 910 Spadina Cres. E. Remember Chernobyl, by Toronto artists Kathy Nicholaichuk. A commemoration of one of the world’s worst nuclear accidents which occurred April 26, 1986, depicted softly through the use of caricatures.

There is always plenty to see and do at the Western Development Museum on Lorne Avenue.  File Photo Station Arts Centre, Rosthern Until May 25 at 701 Railway Ave., Rosthern. Artless Fabrication, by Carol Schmold. It features 52 small fibre works, one for each week of the year. Centre East Galleries Until May 26 at The Centre. Work by Leane King of Spell It Photo Art, work by Ryan Schmidt, a display for the Vesna Festival, a display by the Mennonite Central Committee, a display from the Mendel ART for LIFE program, and displays from the Saskatoon Public School Board. Art Show and Sale May 26, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in the Eagleview room at The Willows Golf and Country Club. Works by Sharon Ceslak, Angela Gooliaff and Anne Nordstrom. Includes acrylic paintings, photographs and drawings. A portion of sales will be donated to charities. Affinity Gallery Until June 16 at 813 Broadway Ave. The Jury’s Out. Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Di-

mensions, this exhibition will explore the process of jurying by discussing all of the works submitted. A round table discussion will be held May 26 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. A closing reception will be held June 16 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Black Spruce Gallery Until May 27 at Northside Antiques on Highway 2. Spring Finally!, a group show. Art includes paintings, pottery, sculptures, jewellery and wood turning. Visit www. blacksprucegallery.com. Saskatoon City Hospital Gallery on the Bridges Until May 30 on the third floor at Saskatoon City Hospital. Northern Dimensions, acrylic paintings of northern Saskatchewan by Joy Mendel. Works in oil, acrylic and watercolour by Saskatoon artist Irene Strochein, on the fourth floor. The Gallery/Art Placement Until May 30 at 228 Third Ave. S. Colour and Construction, new paintings by Robert Christie.

Pacific Framing Gallery Through May at 204-2750 Faithfull Ave. Prairie landscape watercolours by Jim Brager. Spring and retirement sale of art and framing. All items must go by the end of May. Parkridge Centre Through May at 110 Gropper Cres. Works by Mayfair Artists. Gallery on Third, Watrous Through May at 102 Third Ave. E., Watrous. Student Art Show. Sponsored by Watrous and Area Arts Council. Watrous Library Through May in Watrous. High School Art Show. Sponsored by the Watrous and Area Arts Council. Handmade House Showcase Gallery Until June 1 at 710 Broadway Ave. Eclectic Birdhouses by Mary Romanuck. It features birdhouses made from naturally hollowed out poplar. Ukrainian Museum of

The Gallery, Frances Morrison Library Until June 20 at 311 23rd St. E. SPL100YRS: In Pictures. Historic photos from local history celebrating the rich history of the Saskatoon Public Library during its 2013 centennial celebration.

The Francis Morrison Library in downtown Saskatoon will be one of the venues celebrating Saskatoon Public Library’s 100th anniversary on Saturday.  File Photo

Paved Arts Until June 21 at 424 20th St. W. Memories of a Naturalist, by Maria Whiteman and Clint Wilson. A reception will be held May 31 at 8 p.m. A public artists’ talk will be held June 1 at 2 p.m.

materials; farm machinery, grain silos, automobile parts, toys and model train parts transform into fictional worlds and imaginary landscapes. It is presented in collaboration with the Mendel Art Gallery.

St. Thomas More Gallery Until June 28 at 1437 College Dr. After a Long Winter, by Michelle Yuzdepski.

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YWCA Women of Distinction Awards May 23, 5:30 p.m., at TCU Place. Celebrating a group of inspiring individuals whose initiative, passion, commitment and achievements have enriched our community. Funds raised every year through the Women of Distinction Awards Dinner continue to be a major source of financial support for YWCA Saskatoon services. With a champagne reception, a silent auction, dinner and the awards program. Saskatoon Public Library 100th Anniversary Parties May 25, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at all Saskatoon Public Library locations. Celebrating 100 years of serving the literacy, information and entertainment needs of our city. The parties feature food, contests, programs and performers for the whole family.

Studio Visit and Lecture Series May 24, 7 p.m., at AKA Gallery. Presented in partnership with Make Work Projects. Director/curator of Soi Fischer, Lucas Soi, will give a lecture titled “authorless.” A group exhibition is not an objective presentation of finished works of art. Instead, it has become a medium with which to animate multiple concepts into a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. Fifth Annual Ritornello Festival May 24-26 at Third Ave United Church, Mayfair United Church and Vangelis Tavern. A chamber music festival showcasing local music. Featuring Plumes Ensemble, Minor Matter and musicians from the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra. With art from the Stall Gallery. Visit www.ritornello.ca. NatureCity Festival May 25-31 around Saskatoon. Presented by Native Plant Society. Fun and informative opportunities to celebrate the beauty of nature in our city. Eat These Words Community Supper is held at Station 20 West, 1120 20th St. W., May 26 at 6 p.m. With local food and raffles for locally made prizes. Visit www.wildaboutsaskatoon.org.


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Garage Sale/BBQ Fundraiser May 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Downtown Legion, 606 Spadina Cres. W. Hosted by The Royal Canadian Legion. Donations are welcome. For information call 384-2510 or 244-7575. Second Annual Leipzig Music Festival May 25, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., at the Leipzig Serenity Retreat. A fundraising event dedicated to assisting those seeking rehabilitation and who are faced with financial obstacles. Featuring Tom Jackson, Brad Johner and Sons, The Rusty Augers, Joel Fafard, Cash Back, Tillie and the Billy Goats, The Group and Justin Vany. With local food vendors, an outdoor market, an art sale and exhibit, a live auction and spa services provided by Sunrise Wellness Spa. Plant Sale and Fundraiser May 25, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 18 and 22 Churchill Dr. Hosted by the Saskatoon Horticultural Society. Donate plants or pick up new ones. Gardening Magazine will be available. For information call 249-4522. SCAT Bake Sale Fundraiser May 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Lawson Heights Mall, next to Smitty’s. All proceeds go towards the care of rescued cats in the SCAT Street Cat Rescue Program Inc. Saxophone and Piano Concert May 25, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Yamaha Piano Centre, 1011 Broadway Ave. Featuring saxophonist Kristofer Hosaluk and pianist Bonnie Nicholson. With works by Glazunov, Maurice, Creston and J.S. Bach. Bring a nonperishable food item for the Saskatoon Food Bank.

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More than 2,000 people are expected to participate in the Saskatchewan Marathon on May 26. File Photo Hawaiian Night May 25, 6:30 p.m., at Nutana Legion, 3021 Louise St. Entertainment by Driftwood. Dine and dance in relaxed holiday apparel. A legion fundraiser. Saskatoon Brass Band Concert May 25, 7 p.m., at Roxy Theatre. Movie and television theme music. Featuring themes from E.T., Superman, Mission Impossible, Hawaii Five-O, James Bond and Puttin’ On The Ritz. Sing a Song May 25, 7:30 p.m., at Broadway Theatre. Eclipse Choir’s Spring concert. Featuring Regina guitarist Bob Evans. With the work of Simon and Garfunkel, Billy Joel, Gordon Lightfoot, k.d. lang and Saskatoon’s own Eileen Laverty. Forestry Farm 100th Anniversary Fair May 26, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo. Take a step back in time with the Forestry Farm Centennial Committee to celebrate the 100th

anniversary of the Sutherland Forest Nursery Station. Featuring a commemorative ceremony, concessions, wagon rides, old-fashioned games and contests, an artisan and horticultural marketplace, farrier, genealogical and historical demonstrations. Latin Fest 2013 May 26, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the Farmers’ Market. A little taste of Latin culture with food, folk, music and dance. Pin Up Hair Workshop May 26, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at Free Flow Dance Centre, 224 25th St. W. With instructor Rona Sumners from Haircraft (aka Penicillian Penny from the Rosebud Burlesque Club). Learn the basics of pin-up hairstyle creation including victory rolls, pin curls and fake bangs. Participants must register in advance and must bring their own hair supplies. Email freeflowdance@hotmail. com to register. All proceeds from this workshop go to the Free Flow Dance Theatre Company.

A Timeless Treasure of Barbershop Harmony May 26, 3 p.m., at Broadway Theatre. The Chimo Chordsmen present their 40th anniversary spring show. Featuring Trademark, a quartet from Calgary. With a Sweet Adelines quartet from Prince Albert, a youth quartet and an octet. A variety of barbershop songs and chorus music.

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Street Legal Racing May 24, 5:30 p.m., at Saskatchewan International Raceway. Street racing in a safe and legal environment.

Have You Ever Been Lonely? May 28 to June 2, 7:30 p.m. and June 2 at 2 p.m., at Third Avenue Centre. Presented by Sky Sterling Production. The pastoral philharmonics of Saint Peter’s Angel Band. With the music of Patsy Cline, Jim Reeves, Johnny Cash, Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn.

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SLM Season Opener May 25, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway. Divisions competing include super late models, mini stocks and pro trucks. Saskatchewan Marathon May 26, 7 a.m., starting at Prairieland Park. Hosted by the Saskatoon Road Runners Association. Races are a 10km, a half marathon and a full marathon along the river. Visit www.saskmarathon.ca.

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Mowing and fertilizer tips for a healthier lawn By Sara Williams We mow our lawn because it is more comfortable to sit and play on than if left to grow to its tallest potential. Visually, we’re looking for a short green sward rather than a hayfield or a meadow. Mowing the lawn makes it thicker because mowing removes hormones in the expanding leaf that would otherwise inhibit side shoots from forming. On the other hand, short grass blades have a smaller area capable of photosynthesizing and producing food for the plant. If food manufacture is limited, the root system will be reduced. As mowing height is lowered, the root mass becomes smaller. A small root system limits the plant’s ability to take up water and soil nutrients, making it more vulnerable to stresses. Taller grass shades and cools the soil surface, reducing moisture loss caused by evaporation. Grass height coupled with increased density reduces weed seed germination, conserving still more water. Grass grown in the shade will especially benefit from a higher cut. To capture the benefits of a mowed lawn while preserving the strengths of taller grass, mow at 11 cm leaving it seven cm tall. Keep the mower blades sharp. Dull blades produce a ragged cut, increasing the cut surface area of the leaf and associated moisture loss. Change the mowing pattern regularly to reduce wear patterns. Poor fertility leads to a thin lawn and more weeds. Fertilizer overuse, however, may lead to excessive growth, fertilizer “burn” and the leaching of nutrients. This can contaminate groundwater. Heavy nitrogen applications stimulate shoot growth at the expense of the root system, leaving the root system less able to supply water and dissolved nutrients to support top growth. Grass is then more vulnerable to heat- and drought-stress and accompanying wilt. Lawn grasses grown with deep but less frequent irrigation and lower nitrogen levels

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are less prone to wilting. Each mowing removes nutrients. Returning clippings to the lawn, as with a mulching mower, recycles nutrients and reduces nitrogen inputs. Regardless of whether you use a synthetic or organic fertilizer, a general recommendation is to apply three to four pounds of nitrogen/1,000 sq. ft per year for a high maintenance lawn and only half that for a low maintenance. Apply a third of the annual recommendation at each of three applications: spring, midsummer and late summer/early

fall. Water well to dissolve the fertilizer so it reaches the root system and dilutes it sufficiently to avoid “burning” the lawn. To calculate the amount of fertilizer required for your lawn per year: — measure the total area in square feet, divide by 1,000 — multiply by three or four (or one to two for low maintenance lawns) — divide by the per cent nitrogen of the fertilizer you’re using (the first number on the fertilizer label divided by 100; e.g. 0.21, as in 21—0—0) Remember to divide by three to

arrive at the amount to apply at any one time. Sara Williams is the author of the revised and updated Creating the Prairie Xeriscape, Coteau Books, February, 2013. This column is provided courtesy of the Saskatchewan Perennial Society (www.saskperennial.ca; email: hortscene@yahoo.com). UPCOMING EVENTS: May 25, 9 a.m. — noon: Learn By Doing: Volunteer alongside experi-

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Independent shops blossom in province By Jenn Sharp If there’s one thing that defines many Saskatchewanians, it’s a shared love for coffee. Tim Hortons can now be found in most neighbourhoods in both Saskatoon and Regina. Regina has 20 locations, Saskatoon 26. Warman, a bedroom community north of Saskatoon, even has a Tim Hortons, as does White City east of Regina. I’ve always been amazed at the lines of cars that snake through the parking lot and down the street while people wait for their morning cuppa. Wouldn’t it be faster to buy the beans and make your own Timmy’s at home? I don’t drink coffee but I’m told it doesn’t taste the same without the paper cup and full fat cream. Despite the overwhelming popularity Tim’s franchises enjoy, independently owned and operated coffee shops are popping up like crocuses in the springtime in both cities. And just as Tim Hortons has discovered, it’s advantageous from a business perspective to sell more than just coffee and baked goods. D’Lish by Tish opened in Saskatoon earlier this year at 702A 14th St. E. in a spot also called the Tem- A perfect way to end a stroll along the South Saskatchewan river: A London Fog and oreo cheesecake at d’Lish by Tish Cafe in Saskatoon. BRIDGES PHOTO BY MICHELLE BERG perance Street triangle. Formerly known as the Pacific Gallery Fine an organic Fair Trade product owned (the puffed wheat cake is legendary), Art Café, the space is absolutely gor- by a company in Invermere, B.C. The there’s also an extensive gluten-free geous. The atmosphere of a coffee cheese cake is homemade and richly menu. The specialty coffees read shop is almost as important as the delicious, as I discovered on a recent more like a dessert menu with items like the White Chocolate Brownie coffee itself. Welcoming and cozy, it visit. Brewed Awakening at 3115 Wood- and a Peach Melba Latte. opens up into a sky-blue sitting room What’s unique about this shop flanked by large windows. Local art, hams Dr. in Regina is another great that’s available for purchase, fills the little spot that fills up quickly over though is the amount it’s branched the noon hour. The décor is decid- out into other offerings. If you’re walls. Homemade muffins, cinnamon edly more modern and a bit sterile in the mood to buy a teapot or jewbuns and cakes line the front coun- here when compared to d’Lish but a elry from an artisan in India, you’ve ter, while a bright chalkboard menu central fireplace and comfy chairs come to the right place for an afterlists the specials and daily soup. still make it inviting. It’s located in noon coffee. And how was the coffee you ask? It’s a small but creative breakfast a new strip mall on the east side of and lunch menu, and is reasonably the city, so it’s hard to carve out the Sorry, I don’t know. But I can tell you priced. A unique choice is the Hue- character and charm d’Lish’s build- the Chai Latte was terrific with the perfect amount of sweetness and Invos Bucerias, a tortilla wrap with ing offers. For a coffee shop, Brewed Awak- dian spice. The service at both shops scrambled eggs, beans, red peppers, cheese, sour cream and pico de gallo ening offers a big menu of food and was delightful; enough to have me drink options. Along with wraps, coming back and avoiding the lines Lunch at Brewed Awakening is a flavourful experience. Pictured here are Chicken (salsa). The coffee here is Kicking Horse, salads, homemade cakes and baking in the Tim Hortons drive thru. Fresh Rolls and Spicy Buffalo Chicken Soup. BRIDGES PHOTO BY JENN SHARP


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How to Future Proof Your Home I grew up in a regular middle class human health, but they greatly affect home in Prince Albert that was built the comfort and energy efficiency of in 1973 and purchased one year later buildings. I do not want to see such things happen to other peoby my parents. As a child, I ple during this time of maswas often sick with respirasive growth in our province. tory problems. Since then, While many may see this I learned that one of the boom as an opportunity to reasons I spent a good part cash in, it can also be an opof my life sick was because portunity to shape the ecocorners were cut during nomic health and well-being the building of my parents’ of our population in the home. My bedroom wasn’t present and for future genwell insulated, and this not erations. As we grow so raponly caused the room to be Shane Wolffe idly, we have the potential colder than necessary but it to literally build ourselves out of the led to mould and costly repairs. Thirty years later as a profession- energy hole that we have created. Alal engineer who works with green ternatively we can continue to dig ourbuildings, I know that these types of selves deeper into that hole, creating problems not only cause problems for further dependence on increasingly

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Friends may not like the ‘drama’ of messy breakup Q: I broke up with my first love after dating him for two years. It was really messy. I had ended a lot of friendships with those people who had problems with him and ended up having huge distrust about him being with different girls. He’s a charmer, whereas I have a strong, no-nonsense personality. Even though the breakup was his fault, all of his friends stopped talking to me. It’s because he’s always crying about me, yet contradicting himself by having flings. I have become anti-social, sitting at home depressed, because people who used to be my friends have cut me out, but they still talk to him. I broke up with him because he doesn’t know how to be loyal and I feel heartbroken that his friends show him loyalty, but none of my friends can support me. How can I get over this problem? Left Behind By All A: Too much re-hashing of who did what to whom, and expecting friends to stay connected to your

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saga, is too much drama for some people to follow, especially after it’s over. It’s not about their being disloyal, it’s about you facing reality. He’s a charmer, had flings, you rightly broke up with him. Period. Close friends will be happy to see you get out of the house and start socializing again. Begin small and comfortable. . . . coffee with someone, a movie with another, show that you’re trying to move forward. Just because he was your first love didn’t mean he’d be the right one to be your lasting love. He wasn’t, and you were wise to dump him.

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and all intimacy. I’ve tried everything, including talking about her affair 40 years ago. We’re approaching our 50th wedding anniversary and I don’t know what is happening in our marriage. I am becoming desperate. I’m in contact with a woman I knew many years ago, and feeling guilty about it. Need Help Now A: Long-married couples in senior years can still enjoy forms of intimacy at whatever level works for them. But your raking up of her long-ago affair suggests you either never got over it, or you believe it’s still affecting her. Moreover, your mention of contact with another woman is a common threat that some people raise in these situations … but it’s a tactic that often backfires. Stay with the immediate problem, which is your wife trying to tell you something and you’re not finding out what it is. Libido loss? Health scare? Mood change? Anger? If it’s intimacy you want, you need

to show love and concern about what’s motivating her. Perhaps she’s afraid to tell you, or doesn’t know herself why she’s feeling this way. Suggest a medical checkup to make sure there’s no health problem at issue. And talk to her … about sharing these next years in a loving way.

Q: My brother-in-law loves my sister but has a temper. Recently, they argued and he slapped her in front of me. I’d raised my sister after our parents died. Though he later apologized to us both, when I see him, anger explodes within me. I control myself because I don’t want to interfere in her married life. But I feel like making him understand how it feels to get thrashed. Upset Brother A: Interfere, in a rational way. Tell him privately that if he hits her again, you’ll report his abuse to police. Insist — for his marriage sake — that he get anger management counselling.

Q: Since acting as executor of my mother’s estate, a huge amount of backstabbing, gossip, and fighting has emerged. I’m the oldest of six, appointed by my parents years ago. After the final estate distribution was received from the lawyers, the main issue (for some siblings) was the amount of executor’s fees I’d receive plus the amount of the legal bill, which did seem excessive. I’m being blamed for accepting these fees. Family Mistrust A: Legacy money often divides family trust, especially if anyone inherits more. Thus, anyone designated “executor” of a will needs to be alert to potential perceived unfairness. It’s best to be transparent throughout the process and let others involved know the amount of time taken, and the normal rates for this effort. Lawyers’ fees should be discussed ahead to see if they’re in accord with the norm. If unreasonably high, a complaint can be made to the Law Society for your area.

Next week in Bev Brenna is one of a number of young adult literature writers that make Saskatoon their home


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