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Ryan McDonald shows off his moustache in advance of Movember, the annual November event that organizers hope will raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer. qc phoTo by bryaN schlosser


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I don’t know anyone with prostate cancer, but cancer is in my family. — Ryan McDonald

M E N ' S H E A LT H

Jon Unger plans on raising funds for prostate cancer research this November. QC PHOTO BY MICHELLE BERG

Movember delivers the best kind of lip service

By Ashley Martin For thousands of years, the month after October has been known as November. But that’s

changing with the rise of Movember. It’s become more and more popular since its foundation in 2004 by a group of men in a pub in Adelaide, Australia. Movem-

ber is all about men’s health — usually prostate cancer, although this year, men’s mental health is also included. In 2007, the cause came to Canada. The men who participate in

Movember are called Mo Bros; the women who support the cause are Mo Sistas. You’ll know Mo Bros by their decidedly unstylish moustaches during November, which they grow to raise

awareness and funds. Canadians raised almost $42 million last year, according to Movember Canada. In Saskatchewan, 6,560 people participated and raised $1,105,250.04.

Men are not very good at having these conversations about our health ... So if you start off by poking a little humour, having a little fun, eventually that conversation leads to ‘by the way, have you had yourself checked?’ —Pete Bombaci, Movember Canada MOVEMBER — WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE?

Mark Moroz, a 33-yearold firefighter from Regina, is normally clean-shaven. This is his fourth year as a Mo Bro and his second year as the leader of the Regina Professional Firefighters Association’s team, which last year raised around $13,000.

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Jon Unger lives in Warman, just north of Saskatoon. The 31-yearold site safety officer for Magna Electric is normally clean-shaven. This is his first year doing Movember.

WHY IS MOVEMBER IMPORTANT? Chad McCallum — It’s important for me because it affects a large number of men. I think everyone probably knows someone that has been affected by prostate cancer or are at least very well aware of it. Pete Bombaci — The moustache is our conduit to great conversations. Men are not very good at having these conversations about our health. You can try and tell a guy straight-up, ‘Go get yourself checked,’ but he may not listen so fondly. So if you start off by poking a little humour, having a little fun, eventually that conversation leads to ‘by the way, have you had yourself checked?’ Mental health is a serious issue out there and no different than prostate cancer, we need men to talk about it first before we can address it and the moustache is (a) great means to get those conversations started. Landen Young Gessell — I think it’s a great idea for young men, because if you start young and embrace the cause, then you’ll hopefully be a bit more ready for (prostate cancer) down the road if it happens. If we start young and go into it with a good sense of humour, I mean growing facial hair for a good cause, how cool is that? Rebecca von Goetz — In a somewhat fun and lighthearted way, men are starting to have con-

Ryan McDonald, a 35-year-old network technician at SaskTel in Regina, has been growing a Movember moustache for seven years, but this is his second year fundraising. He usually rocks a 5 o’clock shadow and doesn’t like beards.

Chad McCallum has been captain of the iQmetrix Movember team for five years. The 29-year-old from Regina maintains a 5 o’clock shadow. Last year his iQmetrix team raised over $8,500.

versations about the disease. Prostate cancer years ago was not really on people’s radar. This campaign has helped increase awareness of it. People know about it now. Young men who never would have known about this before — because it’s sort of considered an old man’s disease — now know about prostate cancer. At age 40, men really need to have a discussion with their doctor about prostate cancer. So at their annual physical, they should ask about a PSA test. We’re not saying it’s for everybody, but certainly they should discuss it with their doctor and see if it’s for them. Scott Ziegler — I’ve had the exam done a couple of times and it’s really not that bad. A friend of mine’s a doctor; I was thinking of having an examination party at my house and getting all the guys together but nobody thought that was a good idea. Mark Moroz — Some of our members are prostate cancer survivors or have the ability to maybe have to face it in their lifetime. I think the stat is 1 in 6 for Canadian men but that stat’s closer to 1 in 4 for Canadian firefighters. That’s almost one guy per truck that might have to face it in their lifetime, so on a personal level that makes sense for us. It’s also a lot of fun. Who doesn’t like to grow moustaches? It sort of fits with the job itself; firefighting is very serious business but when there’s downtime we like to have fun together.

Scott Ziegler is a 34-year-old real-estate agent from Saskatoon. He cultivates a 5 o’clock shadow from time to time but otherwise keeps a clean face. This is his first year doing Movember as part of the Synergy Strength Crossfit gym team.

Landen Young Gessell, the 23-year-old drivetime host on 92.9 The Bull in Saskatoon, is in his fifth year of No Shave November. Though it’s not actually part of Movember, Gessell helps raise awareness of men’s health issues throughout the month.

HOW DID YOU GET INTO MOVEMBER? Jon Unger — It started as me and some friends originally growing moustaches for Movember without actually doing any fundraising, but this year I’m changing the pace. We’re actually going to do our work site with Magna Electric, our site competing against the Saskatoon office, so hopefully we win. Ryan McDonald — I had friends in Korea that were doing it, so we’d all do it just for fun and send each other pictures. (I figured) I’m gonna do it anyway, might as well make some money for someone. I don’t know anyone with prostate cancer, but cancer is in my family; my mom’s had breast cancer. Landen Young Gessell — In high school I could barely grow a decent pair of sideburns so I embraced it to see what kind of hair my face could produce and it just turned out to be a lot of fun. The first year was dismal at best and on the final day I decided that I had to do better so I used mascara to darken it and I went to class and I got some pretty good laughs. Pete Bombaci — My whole engagement with this campaign started after my run-in with a prostate cancer survivor who explained to me the importance of early detection. He had just been through the process of surgery and came

Rebecca von Goetz is in her fourth year as executive vicepresident of Prostate Cancer Canada, the main beneficiary of Movember.


Pete Bombaci has been national director of Movember Canada for two years. This is his fifth year as a Mo Bro. He was previously volunteer chair of the Toronto Movember committee.

out the other side, and as he said to me, ‘I’m going to live because of the procedure that I just went through.’ Hearing the importance of getting checked early, being aware of your health and knowing that things can be done when you are diagnosed was a powerful message for me to go out and see how I could get involved and how I could make a difference.

DESCRIBE YOUR ’STACHE. Mark Moroz — The first year I figured if you’re going to grow a moustache it should probably be really bold, it’s gotta be a pushbroom, just a classic straight across, ’70s dad ’stache or whatever you want to call it. That was my first year, and the next year I kind of went more of the handlebar style and then last year kind of the same pushbroom with more of the drag past the lip. This year there’s a theme for Movember globally, it’s Movember and Sons (Mo and Sons), and I’ve encouraged my own dad to grow a moustache. He hasn’t had one since the early ’80s … I’m really looking forward to matching menacing handlebar moustache pictures close to Christmas. Jon Unger — Creepy. … She comes in strong. I just think it doesn’t suit me. Continued on Page 6


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I’m excited but I’m a little bit nervous as well because as a professional I just hope that people understand why I look like an old man or something. —Scott Ziegler

Chad McCallum — It’s pretty terrible. I get people asking if I’m half French, half Mexican or somewhere in between. As part of the faceoff that we have at the end of every month we get people to name their moustaches as well. Si ce year one, I’ve been calling (mine) the Tour de Chad’s Face. Ryan McDonald — Hilarious. It was a very strong ’70s ’stache. Pete Bombaci — I’ve grown the handlebars for the last few years but I’ve trimmed it up to the Tom Selleck this year and I’m trying to keep a little bit more of a mo’ business-appropriate look. Scott Ziegler — I’m excited but I’m a little bit nervous as well because as a professional I just hope that people understand why I look like an old man or something. Landen Young Gessell — What’s great about Movember is it’s really great for professional men that have jobs that wouldn’t really appreciate having a sudden flurry of facial hair around the office. A moustache might be much less disturbing than a full-blown beard, unless your moustache looks like mine. That’s another reason I do No-Shave November because if I just do the moustache, single mothers are guiding their kids away from me as I walk down the street.

WHAT’S THE BEST REACTION YOU’VE HAD TO YOUR MO’? Mark Moroz — My daughter really seems to like the moustache and last year I didn’t really tell her I was shaving it off and she actually bawled for 15 minutes that it was gone. Whereas my wife shed tears of joy, (my daughter) was really quite upset to see it go. Ryan McDonald — (My nephew Jake is) pulling on it and pulling on it and I was like, ‘Just stop, that hurts.’ He’s like, ‘No uncle Ryan, I want to help you. I want to put that on your head because you can’t grow hair there.’ He’s trying to

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PROSTATE CANCER FACTS ■ Prostate cancer is the most common cancer to affect Canadian men. ■ One in seven men will be diagnosed with the disease in his lifetime. ■ Prostate cancer happens when prostate cells no longer function as healthy cells. It can go years before being detected, which is why screening is so important. ■ Men past the age of 50 are more likely to get prostate cancer, and men over age 65 make up twothirds of prostate cancer cases. ■ Prostate cancer is more common in African or Caribbean men and less common in Asian men. ■ Men with a high-fat, low-fibre diet are at higher risk. ■ The first symptoms of prostate cancer are frequent, difficult or bloody urination. However, symptoms do not usually show up in the early stages of cancer. ■ Two main tests are used to determine whether you have prostate cancer: The prostatespecific antigen (PSA) test — a simple blood test — and the digital rectal exam (DRE) — when the doctor inserts a finger into the rectum. Facts courtesy Prostate Cancer Canada

give me a hair transplant with my moustache and put it on my head.

HOW DOES COMPETITION PLAY INTO MOVEMBER? Mark Moroz — There’s always a bit of a competitive nature of men and firefighters in general of who can grow the sweetest ’stache. Some guys are obviously better at it than others but the non-’stache is almost my favourite because it takes a lot of guts to walk around with a barely visible moustache. Chad McCallum — At the end of Movember every year we actually have a Movember Face Off so we put everybody’s moustaches in kind of a tournament tree and we have one person that wins Movember every year from our company. They get to brag about their facial hair for the next year or so.

Ryan McDonald plans on fundraising for Movember this year. QC PHOTO BY BRYAN SCHLOSSER

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Ryan McDonald’s moustache gives us a glimpse of life as a temporary upperlip warmer.

Q: Who’s your idol? A: I would like to say I have a few idols, Charlie Chaplin being my first, the originator of the moustache. Burt Reynolds, clearly. His spread in Playgirl inspired me to always make sure I hit the gym and stay fit. Q: How do you feel at the end of November when all these men shave their moustaches? A: Well I would like to quote my favourite movie The Lion King: It’s the circle of life. There will always be a next generation of moustache. Q: How do you spend your Movember? A: Well when I’m not straining soup, I like to keep upper lips warm. Q: How do you feel about being used as a symbol for prostate cancer? A: The moustache has been a symbol for virility for over a millennium. We’re just happy to get our due. Q: What razor do you prefer? A: None. Q: Do you have a name? A: Yes. Mustachio.

The Regina Professional Firefighters Association team raised $13,000 last year during Movember — the fourth-highest amount of all Canadian firefighter teams. Last year’s members included (from left): Lee Penner, Neil Tkatchuk, Evan Stefan, Chris Prohar, Bart Holt, Michael Chillog, Gord Graham, Mark Moroz (being held up) and J.D. Spelliscy (kneeling in front). This year the RPFFA is doing two helmet drives (fill a helmet with cash) on Nov. 16 and 23 around Regina. They’re having a Movember wrap party on Nov. 29 at O’Hanlon’s. PHOTO COURTESY CHRIS GRAHAM PHOTOGRAPHY Jon Unger — They did it last year as a company and they raised some money but now that we’re kind of separated from the Saskatoon office, we figured we’d challenge them so we’re going to get a trophy made and some prizes.

WHAT DO WOMEN THINK OF YOUR MOUSTACHE? Jon Unger — If you ask my wife, she doesn’t think I should have a moustache. (The first time,) she told me to sleep on the couch. She gets a kick out of it now I guess. Mark Moroz — Maybe not everyone in my house enjoys the moustache, mainly my wife. The first year I kind of had to sell it to her and now she sort of gets why I do it.

Ryan McDonald — Last year a girl came up to me and said she’d never kissed anyone with a moustache before. So we kissed and she stepped back and looked at me and goes, ‘That was gross.’

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Rebecca von Goetz — Of course men who are growing moustaches are sometimes uncomfortable with the whole situation and feel they look ugly or whatever, so Mo Sistas as they’re called are encouraged to support the men who are growing moustaches and let them know that this is a great cause and you look great. So we’re there really to support the men.

Mark Moroz — If you’ve had a moustache for a long time, you can create interest and garner donations by shaving one off. So we’ve had some guys that have had 15-, 20-year moustaches get shaved off for the cause too and then get regrown.

Chad McCallum — (The women in our office) are just as involved as we are. For the most part they just help us organize the events, they come out, they donate money and they’re just as involved, just without the moustaches. You don’t necessarily have to be a guy to be


Chad McCallum — One of our coworkers here, Barry, hadn’t shaved since 1976, I believe, so last year he said if he could raise $1,000 he would shave clean for Movember 1st, and he did that within two days. He had such an epic beard and moustache that everyone wanted to see him go through with it. There’s a few people that rock the facial hair all year, but they all go clean-shaven for Movember 1st.

Q: Is that a first name or a last name? A: Kind of like Prince; just the one name. Q: Do you have any famous connections? A: I’m a direct descendent of the Swedish chef. Q: Do you feel more comfortable on a face alone or when there’s a beard to hang out with? A: I very much love to fly solo. Q: I don’t know the dating traditions of facial hair, but are you single? A: It’s no secret that the moustache gets the ladies but sometimes the ladies just can’t get the moustache. So what I’m trying to say is that not even Brylcreem can tame this beast. Q: How do you feel about romance? A: I feel that my people invented romance. I’ll put it onto the ladies to meet a moustache because I know once you go Mustachio, you never go back, yo.


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Each week QC gathers advice from parents to share with other moms and dads. This week we asked:

How did you and your spouse decide how many children to have? “I went to a mom and baby group when my first child was six months old. The leader of the group was asked how she knew she was done having kids and her response was ‘I just knew.’ We originally wanted two children close together but after my second child we didn’t have the feeling of being done. It was true though, after our third was born, we just knew that we were a complete family. Instead of missing each stage of development, I was relieved to have it be over and glad to focus on being a complete family. Our youngest is two and a half and we have no urge to have any more babies in the house!” — Nicole Storms “We didn’t know how many children we wanted until we had our daughter; got a boy and a girl so we stopped right there.” — Jason F. “We always wanted kids and being older, two was enough!!” — Angela O. “We just always said we’d have two. He is from a family of two and so am I. We had a girl and then a boy so that helped make the decision and it’s very costly to have more than two. Childcare, family holidays, etc.” — Chera Miller “After our second child, we just knew two was perfect.” — Dee B. “Both my husband and I came from large families but had opposing ideas on how many we wanted. I wanted six, he wanted two. We had four, three boys and a girl, and we find it’s easier with an even number as every sibling gets a ‘partner in crime’ and it’s a good fit for our family. We have a laugh at ourselves sometimes because sometimes you get not what you asked for but what you need.” — Shazia Rehman

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needed to figure out how much we can successfully balance.” — Nikki Melnyk “My husband is a basketball guy, and he wanted to stop at two kids so we could stay with man-on-man defence instead of having to switch to zone.” — Kim Hambleton “We always knew that two were most likely the number of children we’d have. It’s always felt right and we know we’ve been blessed and are very happy with where we are at!” — Terri Leniuk “Well, I wanted four kids (two boys and two girls). My husband was flexible. The doctor won the discussion — he said ‘two.’” — Judy S. “We decided to have two children more or less on coming to an agreement because he wanted to have one and I wanted to have three or four. We took a long time discussing and agreed that two was a nice number. We both come from a family with three children and there seems to be that ‘middle-child syndrome’ in both of our families, which we did not want and in this day and age, it would be quite costly to have four so we agreed with two and are very happy with our decision.” — Shelly Lambert “When we were deciding about children, my husband had an idea of having three but I didn’t really have a number, just knew that I didn’t want just one. If I had one I was going to have two.” — Debbie Amor “We didn’t really actively discuss how many, but health has dictated we are stopping with one. That is great by us.” — Angie Douville

“Being older, the decision was made for us. Had we met 20 years ago, we both agree that ‘several’ children would have been nice.” — Carla Contreras

“We both knew we wanted children. Two so far and another for sure. Four is still up in the air! We absolutely love kids. But we also want to be able to afford them. And travelling with a group is not cheap.” — Alysia Czmuchalek

“This is an ongoing conversation. After your first child is born we were so overwhelmed that we thought we would only have one but after we realized that we can do this, we decided that we wanted more than one. From there we looked at how much we can juggle with careers and financially as we want to be sure that we can be there for our kids and have fulfilment within our own lives too. We

“We have three beautiful daughters. After having the first two, we agreed to try for one more, and her energy added into the dynamic of our family made five our current max. (Though adoption is in our hearts for a time in the future.) I also want to note that the decision to try for them was ours, but the conception and creation of them was not. We owe that miracle to God.” — Angela Wells

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Russell Tagle, left, and Sydnee Nokonechny chat with a vendor at the Regina Comic Fair at the Hungarian Club in Regina. Kokonechny’s character is 2D from the band Gorillaz, and Tagle dressed in a school uniform from the video game Persona 3. qc phoTo by michael bell


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named Mimi. Dolce is about five and Mimi is about three.

Amanda Baker is a big fan of the dog park. And not just because that’s where she met one of her dogs. Baker, who works at the Regina and District Chamber of Commerce, loves taking little Dolce and Mimi for at least one loop around the Cathy Lauritsen Memorial Off-Leash Dog Park as often as she can, as long as conditions aren’t too muddy or cold.

Q: Where did you get them? A: I got Dolce at a pet store that used to be at the Victoria Square Mall. And I found Mimi on Facebook. Somebody had put a photo of her up on their Facebook page and said they couldn’t care for her any more. They were looking for someone to take care of her. So we met at the dog park. We wanted to see if Dolce wanted to get along with her. So we met a couple of times and then went ahead.

Q: How many dogs do you have? A: I have two little dogs. One is a pug mix. And the other one is a Pekingese. Q: What are their names? A: The Pug is Dolce. The other dog is

Q: Why did you meet at the dog park? A: It is a great place to let the dogs interact. Q: How did you get to be such a fan of the

dog park? A: It’s a great place for dogs to go and be socialized. It’s great for dogs to learn how to get along with other dogs. Some dogs need to get used to being in the company of other dogs. Dogs need to be well behaved because if you take your dog for a walk, it might be scared of other dogs or lash out. You never know. If a dog is used to being around other dogs and other people, then it’s a much happier dog, I think. I think the dog park is also about the exercise, as well as socialization. It’s good for dogs to run around, especially because they’re off the leash. So it’s great for people to be able to run around with dogs. And there are so many dogs that are high energy. It’s great to see how much fun the dogs are having. You can tell by looking at a Amanda Baker’s favourite place is the Cathy Lauritsen Memorial offleash dog park. QC PHOTO BY BRYAN SCHLOSSER dog that he’s having a lot of fun.

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WHERE IS IT? The park is located by the multi-use pathway system along Wascana Creek, west of Lewvan Drive and south of 13th Avenue.

Amanda Baker and her dogs prefer the dog park in the summer than the winter. QC PHOTO BY BRYAN SCHLOSSER

Q: How often do you go? A: I go as much as I can, up to once a week, sometimes more, sometimes less, depending on the weather. Sometimes it’s wet and sometimes it’s muddy.

you don’t know how the other dogs are going to react. You have to be supervising. But usually, there’s not a problem. There might be a little scuffle, but it’s never anything major.

Q: Are you one of those dog owners who walks around the outside of the park or do you huddle in the middle and let your dog run? A: I usually walk around the edge with the dogs. It usually takes me about half-an-hour to walk around once. Sometimes we do one or two laps. It’s a great way to meet other dog owners and maybe have a coffee. And I’m getting exercise too.

Q: Do you go as often in the winter as the summer? A: It’s more of a summer thing for my dogs. It gets really cold for my little dogs. I have tried putting boots on them and other tricks, but they just fall off.

Q: Since your dogs are little, are you worried about conflicts with other dogs that are bigger and aggressive? A: I keep an eye on my own dogs. You want to make sure they’re OK. And you want to make sure there are no aggressive dogs in the area. Sometimes,

Q: Do Mimi and Dolce know where they’re going when you travel to the park? A: When we take them in the car, they know exactly where they’re going. They start freaking out. When we pull up to the park, they get so excited. Q: Would you like to see any changes? A: It’s good the way it is. It’s a good size. It’s a good location. It’s hard sometimes when it gets muddy or when other people don’t pick up after their dogs.



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1. Mossbank-area farmer Cherilyn Nagel is out to bust the myth that farmers don’t have style. “A lot of people still envision the old man in the field with the pitchfork and the straw between his teeth and today’s progressive producers aren’t that image anymore,” says Nagel, who was recently in Regina to MC an agricultural event. “Some of us are fashionistas. Some of us like to wear heels and in the busy times when we’re on the tractor, we forego the heels for some work boots but that doesn’t mean we don’t pay attention to what we put on in the morning. That goes for men in the industry too. There are a lot of really well-dressed farmers out there.” She’d also like city-dwellers to know that there is great shopping in some small towns. In Mossbank, for example, Skates ’n’ Skirts has changed the shopping scene for area residents. “People come from a lot of neighbouring communities to specifically shop at this store.” There are some decent stores in Assiniboia too, she says. “It’s really quite surprising how good of inventory they have out here in rural Saskatchewan.” This is good news for Nagel, who dislikes online shopping: “I like to go in and try things on.”





2. SwEATER: Joe Fresh. “I just like the bold colour. It’s a good colour for fall.”



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3. JACKET: Suzy Shier.

2. BLAZER: Suzy Shier in Moose Jaw

4. BAg: Stella & Dot.

3. TOPS: Rhoda’s Elegance Again. “I always layer. I’m always cold. I have a lot of big sweaters and a lot of camisoles, a lot of undershirts.”

5. JEANS: American Eagle. “Those are basically the only kind of jeans I can wear because I’m short.” 7.

5. BELT: Joe Fresh 6. PANTS: Skates ’n’ Skirts in Mossbank 7. BOOTS: A gift from her mother


1. NECKLACE: Stella & Dot. “I think all my accessories are Stella & Dot. I’m a Stella & Dot stylist. I loved everything they had. I thought ‘if I’m just going to keep buying things I might as well sell it.’”


1. NECKLACE: Winners

4. PURSE: Le Chateau

Brittney Barzaale decided to become a fashion blogger last spring. Friends and co-workers were always asking her about her outfits, so she decided to take to the Internet to help inspire other people. She sums up her style as “classic chic with bold accent pieces,” and lists the mall, Dutch Growers and Winners as her favourite places to shop in the city. Barzaale’s blog can be found at Befashionablyearly.

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6. ShOES: Dolce Vita, Winners. “They make me look taller. I can wear boyfriend jeans and a slouch T and throw on some heels. It’s a nice contrast.”

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Tackle Behind the Vines was a wine-tasting event for a good cause. The event, held Thursday, Oct. 25 at the University of Regina Innovation Place, was hosted by the U of R Rams football team to benefit its scholarship fund. The event featured over 50 different wines, as well as food and entertainment by Megan Nash.


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5. Regan Bussiere (left) and Angie Smith. 6. Ian Smith (left) and Sylvia Kowalewski. 7. Scott Lyons-Belt pours a glass of Collepino red.





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E. coli scare good, bad for cattle farmer By Andrew Matte If you’re a Saskatchewan cattle farmer in the unique business of selling meat directly to the consumer, the contamination of beef at XL Foods in Alberta is good for business — and bad. Dan Howell and his family began selling steaks, ground beef and other “value-added” products like sausage and beef jerky several years ago after determining there was enough public demand for meat that bypasses the traditional beef-processing system. For several years, with the help of his wife Erin and daughter Cassidy, Dan began having his cattle processed at local facilities and hiring butchers to prepare thick steaks and plump roasts for sale at farmers’ markets. Howell quickly learned his business decision was a good one — there were enough customers eager to buy his meat because he was able to vouch for the safety of his product. He goes out of his way to tell customers that his cattle eat only the grain

they grow themselves and never eat corn. And they never use hormones or steroids and only use antibiotics when an animal is sick. And because he was able to keep tabs on his modest operation right from the birth of a calf to handing over a stack of ribs to a customer, all of the extra work of assembling orders and spending Saturday mornings at a market was worth it. Beef-processing facility XL Foods in Brooks, Alta., recently reopened after it was closed in September following a massive recall of meat shipped from the plant that contained E. coli bacteria. Howell acknowledges that his business has benefitted from that controversy. However, he also believes the events of the past several weeks have affected how many Canadians think about serving beef to their families, especially since business has jumped during the past several weeks. “This has been a good thing for my business, in a way,” says Howell as he surveys the dozens of Angus cows that graze in the field at his farm near

Disley. “But I think this has been bad for the industry.” Howell believes the Alberta plant is simply too big and too many cattle are processed at the same plant. The quality and safety of the meat simply can’t be monitored well enough, he said. Much of Western Canada’s beef supply comes from the plant in Brooks. When the plant is operating at capacity, it can process between 2,000 and 5,000 cattle per day. “I think that no matter what business you’re in, having 40 per cent of the national supply of anything puts you at risk,” he said. Howell doesn’t know the specifics, but he suggested the problem could be alleviated if XL Foods reopened its plant in Moose Jaw, which could take pressure off the XL Plant in Alberta. “I don’t know the numbers — I assume that plant (in Moose Jaw) was closed because it was more cost effective for all of the processing to be done in one place,” Howell said. Since the news of the E. coli con-

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Dog doing just fine without eyesight By Ashley Martin In the 11 years Sabrina Cataldo has had her purebred Chinese crested powder puff Amora, the dog has been generally healthy — until the end of August, when she suddenly went blind. “I wasn’t entirely sure what was going on,” said Cataldo. “I thought, ‘She’s getting older and older dogs go blind so maybe that’s what’s going on.’ I tried to take her for a walk and she was just weaving the sidewalk and falling off the sidewalk. It was just so devastating.” When blindness turned to swollen and seeping eyes, Cataldo took Amora to the vet and it turned out the dog had glaucoma. “For dogs the (eye) pressure builds up much higher than it does for humans, so their pain is even more exponential,” said Cataldo. The vet gave her several different types of eyedrops, but none worked, and Cataldo was left with a tough decision to alleviate her dog’s pain: remove Amora’s eyes, or put her down.

Q: What did you think of your options? A: I was sobbing in the vet’s office thinking, ‘am I going to have to put her down? Can I afford this? Removing eyes, this is insane; this just seems really extreme. I don’t want to be one of those pet owners who’s keeping their pets alive at any cost for themselves and not taking into account the quality of life for the pet.’ She’s 12 but with a small dog they can live quite a long time. (The vet) said, ‘She could have a good quality of life; don’t be afraid of having a blind dog. You just need to make sure you don’t move the furniture around.’ I didn’t know what to do, plus the cost of it. (Back at home,) even though she was in pain and even though she was blind, she was still trying to figure out where everything was and she’d still be wagging her tail and when I brought her food, she’d be eating it.

Amora licks Sabrina Cataldo’s nose at her home in Regent Park in Regina. Due to an illness, Amora’s eyes were removed. qc phoTo by michael bell

I thought, ‘You haven’t given up, so how can I give up?’

Q: How expensive was the surgery? A: I’d already paid $600 in vet bills in terms of all the tests and everything they had to do, and then it was going to be another $1,400 for the surgery on top of that. You don’t want to have to put a cost on your pet’s life, ever, but then it’s like where do you draw the line? I just wrote some stuff on Facebook and ... all these comments kept popping up, ‘I’ll donate, I’ll give you some money,’ and suddenly I’m getting all these PayPal donations and cheques from people and people putting ($20

bills) into my hand going, ‘This is for Amora’s surgery.’ So within a week I had raised half of the cost, and it was just people who care about animals, some people I had never even met before. I’m so grateful to everyone who contributed. It was between 35 and 40 people who donated, and some of them don’t even know us.

Q: How did Amora’s surgery go? A: They kept warning me she may not make it through surgery because of her heart murmur. (Afterwards,) they had her eyes sewn up when I saw her again. it was weird. They had her face shaved and all these iodine

stains on her face and these stitches in her eyes. It was so pathetic.

Q: How has she adapted back at home? A: Within a few days she figured out the house and where things were. I made sure not to move any furniture. The big thing was that the cats would walk in front of her and she’d walk into the side of the cat and get all disoriented. But now she just pushes through; she makes them get out of her way. Back when she had sight, I had taught her how to sit, stay, lie down, shake a paw, and there were some hand signals that went with that. I

got really, really good treats and honestly, within a couple minutes, she had relearned how to do the sit and shake a paw. She’s figuring out the yard. My neighbour, he just loves her, and he was talking and she recognized his voice and she went right up to the fence. She stood up on her hind legs and put her paws up to the fence so he could pet her, and that’s what she used to do when she had sight. Within a month, she’s just like any other dog. And I think a lot of times people’s pets go blind and they wonder ‘are they going to have a quality of life, and should I put them down?’ Animals really adapt.

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My cookbook, TASTE: Seasonal Dishes from a Prairie Table is a natural extension of the show. Viewers have been asking for years for a book with all the recipes. But I wanted to do more than just publish a book with recipes. I wanted something to truly showcase what we grow out here and give people across Canada a taste of what it means to live on the prairies. So, among the 120+ recipes are vignettes about many prairie products like flax, wheat, beef, berries and much, much more. I love photography and for a number of years I took photography classes to learn how to handle a dSLR camera. Because of my photography skills I was able to take virtually every photo in the book. There are at least a 160 photos that were taken all over the province — ones

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Motocross is a family affair By Andrew Matte Craig Hillrich rode dirtbikes many years ago but, after a period away from the sport, decided to get back in the saddle a decade ago. He bought a new dirt bike and later introduced motocross to his son, Jodan, 11, and daughter Geneva, 5. Since then, Craig and rest of Team Hillrich are regulars at the Regina Motocross Club, whether they’re just zipping around the track in east Regina or participating in the regular races.

Q: When did you start riding a dirt bike? A: I got into it when I was in my mid-20s. My first bike was a Yamaha XT 500. It was a big bike. I did some modifying on that so that it was more dirt ready. I had a couple of other dirt bikes and then I got out of it for about 10 years or so. Q: When did you pick it up again? A: After my son was born, I decided to get back into it. And at that time, there was nowhere else to ride other than the Regina Motocross Club. Q: Are you like some motocross riders who like to fiddle with their bikes as much as they like riding them? A: I tinker. I like to figure things out. With your average motocross bike, you’re looking at about an hour of maintenance for every hour that you ride it. I don’t mind it. I like getting the tools out and working on it. Q: This sounds like an expensive sport, right? A: It’s a little expensive, yes. Q: Tell me about your kids. A: I have a son, Jordan who is 11. And my daughter is five. Motocross keeps us out of trouble. It keeps us busy. Q: What kind of bike do you ride now? A: It’s a modified 2009 Yz250F. It’s got a bit of a bigger bore so it’s about a 290cc bike. Q: What’s Trevor’s bike like? A: It’s a 65cc bike. It’s my son’s bike. He’ll ride it next year so he’s just finishing

up on it. Basically, it’s a mini version of what the big bikes do. And he has a backup in case something breaks down or whatever when we’re out at the track.

Q: Have you ever injured yourself? A: I got a broken collarbone once. That was the worst one. And there was a little ligament damage and tendon damage. Q: I’ve read that riding a dirt bike is actually rather challenging physically. Is that true? A: That’s one of the first things I realized that when I got back into the sport 10 years ago. When you are doing jumps and that kind of thing, you’re really getting a good workout. You’re trying not to fight the bike as much as possible but still put the bike where you want it to go. And my bike is 250 pounds. So it weighs more than me. There was a study that was done in the ’70s that determined that a professional motocross rider has the strength of a gymnast and the endurance of a marathon runner. The idea is to use the big muscles as much as possible. You’re supposed to use your quads and keep the bike under you and let the top float. Q: Do you ride a motorcycle? A: No. I think street bikes are too dangerous. There are too many variables out there on the streets. When I am on the motocross track, I generally know who’s going to be out there. I have to worry a little bit about other riders but they are scared to hit me because they know what happens when two bikes collide. On the street, there are so many blind spots for car drivers. Drivers don’t hear you and they often don’t often see you. Q: What motivates you to ride? A: It is a challenge more than anything. I raced my first race when I was 38. I would ride around and try to improve so I figured that the next step would be to race. It’s fun. I’m with all my buddies from the club and it was a personal challenge to see if I could complete the race and stay safe. From there, it was a matter of seeing how far I could go throughout the series and have fun at the same time.

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A Tribe Called Red The exchange 2431 8th ave.

Fly Points, Acres of Lions and Nick Faye and the Deputies mcNally’s Tavern 2226 dewdney ave. Last Ditch The lancaster Taphouse 4529 Gordon rd. Friday, N ov. 2 Video Games Live conexus arts centre 200 lakeshore dr. Anagnoson and Kinton cecilian concert series Knox metropolitan church 2340 victoria ave. Dan Mangan with Rural Alberta Advantage Knox metropolitan church 2340 victoria ave. The Lost Fingers The exchange 2431 8th ave. Fiddle and Banjo featuring Elena Yeung creative city centre 1843 hamilton st. Saturd ay, N ov. 3 Big Sugar The pump roadhouse 641 victoria ave e. April Wine casino regina show lounge 1880 saskatchewan dr.

S u n day, N ov. 4 String Theory regina symphony orchestra’s evraz free concert series 1 p.m., regina public library central branch Best of the Baroque luther bach choir 7:30 p.m. rex schneider auditorium (second floor), luther college, university of regina Hell Yeah with Holy Grail & Dance Laury Dance The pump roadhouse 641 victoria ave e. M o n day, N ov. 5 Monday Night Jazz & Blues: The U of R Jazz Band bushwakker 2206 dewdney ave. Tu esday, N ov. 6 Tuesday Night Troubador jam night every Tuesday, 8 p.m. bocados, 2037 park st. James Keelaghan The exchange 2431 8th ave. The Wilderness of Manitoba creative city centre 1843 hamilton st. Wedn esday, N ov. 7 Wednesday Night Folk: Step

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Twelve bushwakker 2206 dewdney ave.

Wednesday, Nov. 7 to sunday, Nov. 18, 8 p.m. The artesian, 2627 13th ave.

Jam Night every Wednesday mcNally’s Tavern 2226 dewdney ave.


Delhi 2 Dublin The exchange 2431 8th ave.



Jennifer Wanner: Immuto until Nov. 10 dunlop Gallery, central library, 2311 12th ave. Beth Gaffney: Stuff and Nonsense until Nov. 17 mcIntyre Gallery, 2347 mcIntyre st. Carl Beam until Nov. 18 macKenzie art Gallery, 3475 albert st. Holly Fay: Systems until Nov. 24 art Gallery of regina Neil balkwill civic arts centre, 2420 elphinstone st. Mindfulness and the Creative Spirit until Jan. 6 macKenzie art Gallery, 3475 albert st. Inuit Sculpture until Feb. 17 macKenzie art Gallery, 3475 albert st.



We’ll Meet Again regina lyric musical Theatre Nov. 1 — 3, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4, 2 p.m. shumiatcher Theatre, macKenzie art Gallery, 3475 albert st. In Flanders Fields: A New Canadian Musical Golden apple Theatre


November Art Show and Sale hosted by the Aurora Art Guild Thursday, Nov. 1 to sunday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (noon to 2:30 p.m. on sunday) Free admission Terrace rotunda, Innovation place, university of regina Women’s basketball u of r cougars vs. u of s huskies Thursday, Nov. 1, 6:15 p.m. u of r centre for Kinesiology, health and sport Men’s basketball u of r cougars vs. u of s huskies Thursday, Nov. 1, 8 p.m. u of r centre for Kinesiology, health and sport Organic Connections Conference and Trade Show Friday, Nov. 2 and saturday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. conexus arts centre, 200 lakeshore dr. Women’s volleyball u of r cougars vs. Trinity Western Friday, Nov. 2, 6 p.m. u of r centre for Kinesiology, health and sport Women’s hockey u of r cougars vs. u of s huskies Friday, Nov. 2, 7 p.m. The co-operators centre, evraz place Regina Pats vs. Calgary Hitmen Friday, Nov. 2, 7 p.m. brandt centre Men’s volleyball u of r cougars vs. Trinity Western Friday, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m.

u of r centre for Kinesiology, health and sport Regina Farmers’ Market every saturday, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. cathedral Neighbourhood centre, 2900 13th ave. Rosemont Mount Royal Flea Market and Craft Sale saturday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. martin collegiate, 1100 mcIntosh st. Regina Humane Society Holiday Market, Tea and Bake Sale saturday, Nov. 3, 1-4 p.m. eastview community centre, 615 6th ave. Government House Victorian Tea saturday, Nov. 3 and sunday, Nov. 4 1 and 2:30 p.m. sittings reservations required; call 787-5363 Government house, 4607 dewdney ave. Pit Beef Fall Supper craven rink fundraiser saturday, Nov. 3, 4:30-7:30 p.m. craven rink Men’s volleyball u of r cougars vs. Trinity Western saturday, Nov. 3, 6 p.m. u of r centre for Kinesiology, health and sport Regina Pats vs. Prince Albert Raiders saturday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m. brandt centre Women’s volleyball u of r cougars vs. Trinity Western saturday, Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m. u of r centre for Kinesiology, health and sport Jingle Bell Walk and Run for Arthritis sunday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m. conexus arts centre, 200 lakeshore dr.

Sparkling Brunch — Osteoporosis Canada fundraiser sunday, Nov. 4, noon — 3 p.m. conexus arts centre Wine-tasting night with Chilean winemaker Alvaro Paredes sunday, Nov. 4, 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $40; seating is limited The artful dodger, 1631 11th ave. Regina Ski Club Information and Registration Social sunday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m. cathedral Neighbourhood centre, 2900 13th ave. Trust Your Intuition Gwen mcGregor of the Inner peace movement of canada helps you understand your reason to be, different states of consciousness and achieving balance and a life purpose Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. sandman hotel, 1800 victoria ave. e. Regina Pats vs. Seattle Thunderbirds Wednesday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m. brandt centre, 1700 elphinstone st. Ale and Lager Enthusiasts of Saskatchewan Home Brewing Club (ALES) Monthly Meeting Wednesday, Nov. 7, 8 p.m. bushwakker, 2206 dewdney ave.



Comedy Grind Gabbo’s 2338 dewdney ave. every saturday night Pauly Shore Friday, Nov. 2, 8 p.m. casino regina show lounge Rodney Carrington saturday, Nov. 3, 8 p.m. conexus arts centre

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E. coli scare shows importance of buying local By Jenn Sharp If you’re like countless other Canadians, you’ve scoured your deep freezer for beef products bought before a massive, nationwide recall. The recall of millions of pounds of beef stems from the XL Foods plant in Brooks, Alta. Beef contaminated with E. coli that was traced back to the plant affected at least 16 people in Canada. One of only two of Canada’s major beef processors, the plant closed Sept. 27. The plant is the supplier for many national grocery chains, from Costco to Sobeys and Walmart. These stores have subsequently pulled all products originating from XL off the shelves. On Oct. 23, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) allowed the plant to gradually resume slaughtering and processing cattle. The problem with assembly line work is that human beings must perform one repetitive motion all day long. The human body was not designed to do this effectively for any length of time. One wrong cut can spill the contents of a cow’s intestinal track onto everything. Contaminated equipment may not be cleaned properly if the line is moving too fast or workers are tired. Of course, there’s supposed to be safety measures, (XL’s meat was internally inspected at several different stages in the processing) to prevent contaminated meat from entering the food chain. For some reason this did not happen effectively. The meat had been contaminated with E. coli (Escherichia coli) strain O157: H7. Healthy adults are less likely to be affected and may be able to fight off the bacterial infection, however children, senior citizens and those with suppressed immune systems are at great risk and can die. The easiest way E. coli is spread is during the slaughtering and butchering process, when the bacteria can become mixed into beef used for hamburger. Beef trimmings (from steaks and other cuts) are often used for ground beef — one package can contain meat from up to 60 animals.

The problem with eating beef (or any type of meat) that comes from a grocery store means that the animals were processed in a large facility with thousands of other animals. The chances of contamination grow exponentially. The reason there’s a need for these massive processing facilities is North America’s insatiable appetite for meat. And people do not want (or cannot afford) to pay a premium for it. You’ve heard the saying ‘you get what you pay for.’ It could not apply more perfectly than in the way we source our food. Keep in mind it’s entirely possible to contract E. coli if you buy your meat locally. It’s also not just meat-eaters that are affected. Food-borne bacteria have been responsible for massive spinach and tomato recalls in the past. Organic peanut butter manufactured at the United States based Sunland Inc. plant is currently being recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination. Food contamination can happen every day — no matter how big or small the operation is. Proper food inspection is key and provides traceability when a product is contaminated. Find out what inspection policies are in place before you buy meat at the farmers’ market or from another local source. The benefit of buying meat from a modestly sized facility is the chance of contamination is greatly decreased (as long as proper food safety standards are followed). Smaller operations generally butcher fewer animals and employ less people. I realize it’s not a reasonable expectation that everyone will stop purchasing meat from grocery stores. All I’m asking is for you to think about what you’re putting into your bodies. If you calculate the amount you'll spend on food during your life, it's a sizeable investment worth researching. Ask questions about this food. Where did it come from? How many miles did it travel and processing steps did it go through to get to my plate? Don’t blindly trust that your food is safe.

Cattle are pictured on the Bell L ranch near Airdrie, Alta. Cattle prices in Alberta have dropped after beef products were voluntarily recalled by XL Foods, whose plant in Brooks, Alberta, was temporarily shut by the agency after contaminated beef products sickened several people. FIle phoTo


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Ginger Fried Tofu This Asian-inspired dish is vegan and gluten-free. The recipe comes from the Saskatoon blog, theglutenfreevegan. com. If you’re not a vegan or gluten-free eater, I still highly recommend reading this blog. The photography is beautiful and the recipes inventive — especially for those wanting to pick up a ‘Meatless Monday’ habit. INGREDIENTS: > 2 packages medium tofu, drained > Peanut or vegetable oil, for frying > 1¹/³ cups grated carrots (about 3 large carrots)

> 1 bunch green onions, finely chopped (about 6 stalks) > ½ cup fresh ginger, finely chopped > 8 cloves garlic, minced > 1 tbsp olive oil > 6 tbsp Bragg’s Liquid Soy Seasoning (or other gluten-free soy sauce) > 4 tbsp apple cider vinegar > 4 tbsp white wine > 2 tbsp sesame oil > 1 cup granulated sugar > ½ — 1 tsp red chili flakes

METHOD 1. Heat oil in deep-fryer to 375°F. 2. Cut each cake of tofu into 1 inch cubes. Gently place into fryer bas-

ket and lower into hot oil. Cover deep-fryer and let fry about 10 minutes until cubes are golden brown. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. 3. Saute grated carrot, chopped green onion, ginger and garlic for about 5 minutes until carrot begins to soften. 4. Add Bragg’s, apple cider vinegar, white wine, sesame oil, sugar and chili flakes. Stir to dissolve sugar and allow mixture to simmer for another 8 to 10 minutes. 5. Add in fried tofu cubes to coat with the mixture. Serve hot over rice.


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Humorous tone to feminism By Jenn Sharp and Ashley Martin Caitlin Moran is a British columnist. Her bestselling 2011 book How To Be a Woman is her interpretation of how modern Western women make their way through the world. She presents her views — on puberty, personal hygiene, love, marriage, children, feminism, fat, politics and more — in a funny and insightful way. Jenn Sharp: You weren’t a fan of this book. Why did it fail for you as a reader and/or a woman? aShley Martin: I think there were three factors that predisposed me to not like this book. One, on the cover, there’s a Vanity Fair plug that calls it “the British version of Tina Fey’s Bossypants,” which was one of the funniest books I’ve ever read — so I had very high expectations of How To Be a Woman. Two, I had just finished reading an amazing book by Anna Funder called Stasiland, and you know when you finish a really great book how it’s hard to launch right into another one? And three, British humour is just too dry for me. The Office (U.S. version) is my favourite show of all time, but I can’t get through five minutes of the original British version of the show. On top of all this, I found Moran’s book repetitive, trying to be funny but not quite succeeding, and kind of juvenile. Maybe other women do this, but I’ve never named my breasts or vagina. I’m fine just calling them “my breasts” and “my vagina.” At one point, she spends half a page write-shouting “bra” because she thinks it’s a funny word: “BRA!!!!!!” I agreed with her views on feminism and abortion — maybe because they were part of the only semi-serious sections of the book — but other than those exceptions, this book was a struggle for me to get through. I know she’s trying to be funny, but I just don’t get it. That said, Jenn, I know you liked the book. What did you like about it? JS: Overall, I liked this book and the straightforward feminist approach. Feminism is not a dirty word and after reading it, I felt more empowered than ever to proudly call myself a feminist. Her views on everything from Brazilian waxes to porn

were enlightening as well. I didn’t enjoy her writing style at times. I found the overuse of capitalization and exclamation marks hard to take. However, I’m willing to overlook that because several chapters spoke to me on a deeply personal level, one of which is titled Why You Shouldn’t Have Children. Moran begins the chapter with asking why, despite all the hard work they bring, having children is the easy option for women. Society doesn’t deal well with women who’ve thoughtfully decided (for a multitude of reasons) they do not want children. I know because I’m one of them. I love children and I’m sure being a mother is a wonderful, transformative experience. (I also know of several women who probably should not have had children.) I’ve just never felt a maternal urge. I don’t feel like my biological clock is ticking and I don’t think it’s vital for me to reproduce. One of Moran’s statements in the chapter sums it up perfectly: “We need more women who are allowed to prove their worth as people, rather than being assessed merely for their potential to create new people.” Another favourite chapter of mine was I Am Fat! which talks about how so many women choose overeating as their drug of choice. What did you think of that chapter? aM: It’s an interesting idea — food as the drug of choice. She paints a picture of what if Keith Richards, instead of doing heroin, had got really addicted to pasta and would break between songs to have a bite of a sub. Her friend, who was in rehab for bulimia, said there was a pecking order of addicts — cocaine at the top, followed by heroin, followed by alcohol, and those with eating disorders rank last. Moran calls overeating the addiction of caring people, because food can provide a distraction from your problems, while leaving you functional enough to live your life — “slowly selfdestructing in a way that doesn’t inconvenience anyone.” She says if women were more open about this addiction of overeating, they could help each other. She’s probably right. next Month: Food and the City, by Jennifer Cockrall-King

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Canadian whisky rivals scotch By James Romanow When the leaves start skittering down the streets and the weather turns cold, I usually switch from gin to whisky. There’s something beautifully warming about a well-crafted whisky and there are very few whiskies as well-crafted as Forty Creek. Scotch, of course, strides the world like a colossus these days and more than a few of my friends believe if it isn’t Scottish it’s crap. They are badly deluded. Canadian whisky can be as fine as anything in a plaid. About 20 years ago, John Hall set out to prove this. He founded Forty Creek Distillery in Grimsby, Ont., on the edge of the eponymous creek coming off the Niagara escarpment. His whiskies are fashioned dramatically differently: He doesn’t use a mash bill but blends after distillation and aging. He is also given to experimentation. A few years ago he came up with the idea of finishing one of his runs in Port casks. If you’ve never had a port finished whisky you absolutely must try one. They are like the elegant, refined uncle of the clan. The colour is darker than most Canadian whiskies, quite coppery. The nose is fruity and unbelievable. There are notes of cherry, honey, prunes and butterscotch, and I’ve only begun to describe the stuff

in there. The palate is wonderfully smooth with a rich caramel finish. John only made 6,600 numbered bottles and a mere 72 made it to Saskatchewan. If you are a serious whisky aficionado, or just like the occasional glass, you have to get your hands on a bottle. This stuff is seriously amazing, and a complete steal of a deal. Forty Creek Port Wood Reserve Canadian Whisky $69.95 *****

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DIRECTOR OF CARE Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home Inc is a Mission Driven Catholic Long Term Care organization affiliated with the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region. We serve 147 residents and their families (94 LTC, 49 cognitively impaired, 4 respite) As Director of Care you will lead in defining the Resident/Family Centred Philosophy that will ensure Santa Maria continues its Mission to provide compassionate, high quality care to those most vulnerable in our community. Reporting to the Executive Director, working with the management team and utilizing Regional supports you will build a strong team approach and ensure an ongoing culture of safety and continuous improvement. Interested individuals should be able to be licensed with the SRNA, and have 3-5 years of Nursing management experience demonstrating an ability to lead a team with diverse backgrounds and cultures. Experience in a Long Term Care setting will be considered an asset. Interested individuals may obtain more information from or can apply to: John Kelly Executive Director Closing date: November 5, 2012 REG33102264_1_1




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• Closed, circum-aural digital wireless headphones • Dynamic transducer systems with neodymium magnets for bass-driven audio reproduction • Ergonomic design (adjustable) headband for an excellent and secure fit • No set-up required – just plug and play

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