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1. As an entrepreneur, Michelle Strawford makes a point of supporting other entrepreneurs. Since Saskatchewan’s fashion scene is booming, this isn’t a difficult task for Strawford. She points out, “Everything that I have on is from Regina except for these boots.” Strawford is an advocate for buying local. “I think that Saskatchewan is a Mecca really for fashion right now,” she says. “I think people do what they’ve always done and jump on a plane and fly to Minneapolis with their girlfriends to go on a shopping trip. Little do they know that right here we have those name brands and we have amazing designers who 1) need our support and 2) are right here and they’re amazing.” The lifelong lover of fashion is in her early 40s and says following trends helps her feel young: “I feel like women, when they stop following fashion, it’s like they stop in time and it ages them.”

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2. Shirt: Diesel, Manhattan Casuals. “That would be the place I would go to in Saskatoon,” he said. 3. Belt: Louis Vuitton, from Maui. “Some of the brand names that I enjoy wearing we don’t have access to a lot of in Saskatoon,” he said. “Some of the things you can find outside of Saskatoon you wont see walking past you on the street.”

2. GLASSES: The Spectrum Eye Centre 3. SCARF: Bella Chic

4. Watch: Michael Kors, gift.

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5. WATCH: Bella Chic 6. PURSE: Bella Chic 7. JEANS: Pure Clothing 8. BOOTS: Aldo

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1. Scarf: Manhattan Casuals. Gift from his girlfriend. “Scarves are sort of in season right now. It was a little cold.”

1. EARRINGS: Bella Chic (by Alexandra Jewellery Co.)

4. COAT: Verve Clothing. “I just think it looks almost like a dress and I feel like I can leave the house and no matter what I’m wearing underneath, it just feels like I’m put together.”

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Dwight Short doesn’t let a professional job take away from having fun with fashion. Short is manager of Diagnostic Imaging and Nuclear Medicine at St. Paul’s Hospital. He enjoys shopping and finding clothes when he’s travelling. He believes the way you dress is a reflection of yourself, and describes his sense of style as “original.’ “Some people might say loud, but I like original,” he said.

8. Michelle Strawford. QC Photo by TROY FLEECE

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5. Pants: J. Lindberg, in Miami. “They’re just a little bit different,” he said. “Sometimes if you can throw some coloured pants in, it really mixes things up. Instead of your go-to browns, greys, blacks and blues.” 6. Shoes: Louis Vuitton, from Vancouver. “They’re super comfortable,” he said.

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PARENT TO PARENT — 4 Of course kids don’t sleep at a sleepover

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COVER — 5 An inside look at Regina’s Police Chief Troy Hagen SPACES — 10 DIY reno turns sterile home into warm abode GARDENING — 12 IN THE CITY — 14 READ MY BOOK — 18 INVENTORY — 20 MUSIC — 21 Regina’s punk band Kleins96 pays homage to their youth

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“Movies, crafts, special snack.” — Dee B. “Depends on the age and gender of the children. My daughter had her first this year at age 8. When it was over at our place we bought some special snacks for them, they played in my daughter’s room, made some special lip balm they could take home and then watched a movie until they fell asleep.” — Amanda Price * You will receive the

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Rather than be a combatant, I was instinctively drawn to trying to diffuse situations for whatever reason. — Troy Hagen

TROY HAGEN

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Chief Troy Hagen at Regina Police Service headquarters. qc photo by Troy Fleece

By Andrew Matte Even though he holds one of Regina’s most powerful and influential posts, this former Boy Scout and Rolling Stones fan would significantly alter his job if he could. Regina Police Chief Troy Hagen’s schedule is always crammed with meetings and paperwork. But he concedes he still pines for the street

where, in his younger days, he lived his childhood dream of racing to crime scenes, arresting thugs and settling street-corner disputes. “If I had the luxury of picking a job, I would probably go back and be a patrol officer for six months or even a year. I’d take a sabbatical,” says the 54-year-old former union leader in his second-storey office at his department’s Osler Street headquarters.

“There is always a piece of me that enjoyed the dynamic part of responding to calls. I always liked the high-pressure calls. I enjoyed the really busy nights and going from call to call. It was very satisfying.” The trouble with this idea, obviously, is that he leads a nearly-500member police service and being away from his office is probably a bad idea.

“It just isn’t feasible given the job that I’m in today.” ■ ■ ■ ■ Born and raised in Regina, Hagen attended Coronation Park School before attending Thom Collegiate. Attracted to all things outdoors, Hagen was a Cub before joining the Boy Scouts and later learned to appreciate ice fishing and hunting.

After high school, he worked briefly at a bowling alley before winning a coveted job at the Co-op refinery. He worked as a member of the relief pool before becoming an operator where he enjoyed a good salary. “It was a good job and I was learning some pretty good technical skills.” However, he wasn’t about to settle for anything other than his dream job. Continued on Page 7


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There is always a piece of me that enjoyed the dynamic part of responding to calls. I always liked the high-pressure calls. I enjoyed the really busy nights and going from call to call. — Troy Hagen

Regina Police Chief Troy Hagen. QC Photo by Troy Fleece

It didn’t take long until his application to become a police officer was accepted. On Jan. 7, 1979, Hagen was hired by the city’s police department, a pivotal life moment he’d been planning for years. “My career aspirations for as long as I can remember were to become a police officer,” he said. “I jokingly say I was seven when I started to think about it. When I was young, I had a romantic view of the job, the

sirens and that kind of thing.” When he was a young adult, he discovered a unique skill of being able to help friends settle squabbles. He was attracted to the notion of talking to disputing parties and helping them solve their issues before they escalated into something nasty. Though Hagen isn’t sure why he was good at it, he wonders whether his father’s job as a mediator with the provincial labour min-

istry meant he’d learned a few skills without knowing about it. “I always thought of myself as a mediator. Whether I was at a party or something like that, I would find a way to diffuse things,” Hagen said. “Rather than be a combatant, I was instinctively drawn to trying to diffuse situations for whatever reason. “I guess I was just wired that way, but I knew that those skills would

position me well to the career of a police officer.” During his early years with the service, Hagen enjoyed working as a patrol officer before working in the general investigation branch, the drug unit, the auto theft division and as a crime prevention officer. He also worked as a member of the SWAT team for eight years in the 1980s. He was promoted to corporal af-

ter 11 years and was promoted two years later to sergeant where he was a patrol supervisor. After that, he was promoted to staff sergeant where he was assigned to the south district before being promoted again to inspector of the north district. He became a superintendent of the community services division and two years later became deputy chief. In 2008, he was named chief. Continued on Page 8


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As a young constable, I knew that I wanted to become a sergeant at some point. I certainly had no designs in the job that I am in now back then. — Hagen

When he looks back at his career, he concedes he never had aspirations of a rank beyond sergeant until he had a few years under his belt. “I started to think about wanting to be the police chief after I became a superintendent,” he said. “I wasn’t ambitious in the sense that I had a specific rank in mind. “As a young constable, I knew that I wanted to become a sergeant at some point. I certainly had no designs in the job that I am in now back then. I consider myself very fortunate to have had the opportunities that I’ve had.” He said he was naturally attracted to opportunities that allowed him to learn and contribute more to the service. “I have worked incredibly hard. And I am proud of that.” ■

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When it comes to his personal life,

Hagen prefers to keep things professional. He declines to answer questions about his family and reveals only a little. He’s married with two children and spends as much of his free time as he can at his cottage. In his office, a vinyl copy of the Rolling Stones’ album Tattoo You is displayed on a table near the door. He got the record as a gift from a friend who bought it online, though Hagen is skeptical about whether the autographs from Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are legitimate. “On eBay, I guess you never know, but I’ve been a Stones fan for years,” he said. ■

The chief ’s relationship with the department he runs today hasn’t always been rosy. Hagen spent nine years as head of the Regina Police Association, the union that represents the rank and file officers.

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I understand the need for tough sentences at times. But I have really come to appreciate, over the past five to eight years, the importance of addressing the root causes of crime. — Hagen

His most tumultuous time came in the early 1990s when the service was facing financial restraints and was butting heads with the union, particularly over officer salaries. When he was negotiating with police bosses, Hagen said he fought hard on behalf of his fellow union members because he felt he was also fighting to protect the department itself. “It wasn’t like I wanted more money to line our pockets. I wanted our officers treated fairly. I know what happens to police departments that fall behind other departments when it comes to their pay levels. You have to look around the world where police officers are poorly paid. There is a direct correlation between officer pay and corruption issues,” he said. “We were at a time when the department was dealing with its lowest resources — our wages were sliding when you compared them to other provinces.” At the time, he said relations between the union and the department were difficult. However, time healed any wounds. “The relationship unfortunately wasn’t entirely positive but there wasn’t a lot of residual animosity once the dust settled.” He said his time as a union leader prepared him for management and taught him a lot about leadership and working around conflict. “I wasn’t that popular among a lot of people within our union but learned a lot. It tested me. It tested a lot of people,” he said. “Over the passage of time, I have come to understand the position of management. I learned a lot about leadership. I learned a lot about conflict resolution and managing. I learned a lot of skills and a lot of them helped me throughout my career.” ■

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Today, Hagen believes one of his department’s biggest roles is working with community organizations to educate and provide support to Regina’s marginalized community. Hagen believes that any sort of work that helps families struggling with issues like poverty, addiction and homelessness only benefits the city. He also believes it helps police —

Regina Police Chief Troy Hagen at RPS headquarters communications centre. QC Photo by Troy Fleece

helping people avoid arrest is often a better option than arresting them after they’ve done something wrong, Hagen said. “We do a good job at arresting offenders and reacting to incidents and that kind of thing. But I am also a big believer in social development, education and that kind of thing,” he said. “I understand the need for tough sentences at times. But I have really come to appreciate, over the past five to eight years, the importance of addressing the root causes of crime. “Our organization is committed to helping do that work with our partners in the community when it comes to supporting families and especially kids. For me, that’s huge.” Hagen said he learned from his

days as a patrol officer that kids who come from healthy homes are far less likely to commit crimes than children who are neglected, or worse. “From my experience in stolen auto, I have had hundreds if not thousands of interactions with kids — and when I say kids, I mean anywhere from the ages of nine to 18. I never found any of them to be on the football team or to be playing hockey in the winter or leading their class academically,” he said. “They come from a background where there are addictions. Some of them come from abuse, whether it’s physical, sexual or otherwise … and one of the things research tells us is that many of these kids don’t have a positive role model in their lives. Kids are a product of their environ-

ment, for the most part anyway.” ■

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While Hagen likes programs that provide support to families and kids, he concedes solving all of Regina’s ills isn’t easy. “There is no single answer. If I had the answer, then I’d be on a speaking tour making $750,000 per engagement.” Another issue the department will be facing in the coming years is the growing city. Hagen and his staff will be studying whether a centralized police department works best, or whether smaller stations distributed across the city might help officers better serve taxpayers. “There might be issues about how

fast we can respond to a call. The city is getting bigger.” In the meantime, he concedes Regina remains in a unique place among Canadian cities. While Hagen points to statistics that suggest crime is dropping, the city is far from falling down the list of Canadian cities with the highest rates of crime. “You will never hear me taking sole credit for crime reduction. There is so much good work going on in the community,” he said. “Compared to other provinces, we have a disproportionate number of young males. Typically, young males have a higher rate of likelihood of coming into contact with the law,” he said. “When you look at the national statistics, we have a long way to go.”


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WHO? Sheri Sopczak, a handbag designer, her husband Vince, a cardiology technologist, and their four children. WHAT? Their home in Regina’s Lakewood neighbourhood. WHEN? The family built the house seven years ago and Sopczak knew “about 10 minutes after we moved in” that the house wasn’t right. They just wrapped up renovations, which included building an addition to the main floor.

WHY? “We knew we wanted a big living room and an office and a big entry and a big closet, so that’s what we got out of it,” explained Sopczak. Since they’d originally built the house on the far side of the lot, there was plenty of space for the addition. Aside from the structural changes, Sopczak wanted to change the cosmetic aspects of the house, which she believed was lacking colour and fun. Since she spends 24 hours a day there as a stay-at-home mom and the owner/designer of Chicks and Girlies handbags, having a welcoming space is important. Photos by Bryan Schlosser

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HOW? The couple is “learning to be handy” and tried to do the whole renovation themselves. “We hired somebody to do the basement, to pour the foundation for that and we paid somebody to do the blueprints,” said Sopczak. “(The outside wall is) pre-made; they make the walls and then ship it out on a truck and we basically put it together. And then we did all the finishing work inside when it was done.” Before the reno, their home “felt kind of sterile” — lots of new things straight from a store. This time, Sopczak followed her do-it-yourself instincts and added lots of colour and vintage items. “I like to be able to change my colours a lot so a base colour of grey works really well,” she added. Sopczak was aiming to make the space feel “fun and warm,” two qualities it lacked before. “We had everything dark brown and dark grey ... It was all kind of boring and not very fun and it got depressing.”

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Oh, Christmas tree! By Maureen Troesch

I remember the Christmas trees of my childhood with a certain bizarre affection. Purchased from the local 4-H club, they were precisely the sort of trees you would expect from a bunch of teenagers turned loose in the wilderness, armed with saws and axes. Spindly, sparse and invariably lopsided, they would have challenged the decorating talents of any Martha Stewart. As much as I loved them, they certainly bore little resemblance to the groomed, pruned, and pampered beauties that now grace the average urban tree lot. The Saskatchewan Christmas tree market is dominated by five different species of evergreen. Some are grown locally, but thousands arrive from tree farms in Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia and the United States. Which species you prefer is largely a matter of taste and budget. The Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) is a longtime standard on prairie tree lots. If left unsheared, they have a rather open, sprawling form which may be preferred by those who like a more natural looking tree. The needles are retained quite well and are soft and flat; a characteristic they share with true firs. The distinctive yellow-green needles range in length from 2 to 3 centimetres and are arranged spirally along the moderately stout twigs. One of its most attractive attributes is economy: even premium grade Douglas firs are a bargain compared to the more extravagantly priced Fraser and balsam firs. The Fraser fir (Abies fraseri) is widely regarded as the Rolls-Royce of Christmas trees and, in spite of its usually hefty price tag, is rapidly gaining in popularity. It’s not difficult to understand why. The shape is full, dense and uniform. They are easy to decorate, with soft, short needles on sturdy twigs that readily support the weight of most ornaments. The upper

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surface of the needles is a dark, lustrous green, with two broad silvery white bands on the lower surface producing a very attractive, two-toned effect. Needle retention is excellent, making it one of the longest-lasting Christmas trees. During my parents’ unfortunate plastic tree phase, what I missed the most was the glorious fragrance of the genuine article. In this regard, there is no better tree than a balsam fir (Abies balsamea). It is very similar to the Fraser fir, though not quite as

eye-catching. The needles tend to be slightly longer, and the silvery underside less distinct. Scots (or Scotch) pine (Pinus sylvestris) have always been my favourite Christmas tree. They are typically very dense, the result of annual shearing, with long (4 to 8 cm), twisted, stiff needles, which have excellent retention characteristics. I’d definitely advise wearing gloves while setting up a Scots pine. Colour can vary considerably, though it is usually a lighter, brighter green than

the true firs. One drawback is a tendency to accumulate shed needles in their interior. Give them a good shake before bringing indoors. The second drawback: Ferociously clogged vacuum hoses. Consider alternative cleanup methods. The other pine commonly seen in local tree lots is the eastern white pine (Pinus strobus). I love the look of these trees: the long (5 to 15 cm), flexible, amazingly soft needles produce a singularly lush and graceful appearance. They beg to be petted. Un-

fortunately, the length and flexibility of the needles, combined with rather weak twigs, make them very difficult to hang ornaments from. If decorating a tree primarily with lights and garlands or other very lightweight ornaments, this is definitely the species of choice. Maureen Troesch is a horticulturist living in Saskatoon. This column is provided by the Saskatchewan Perennial Society (www14.brinkster.com/ saskperrennial; hortscene@yahoo. com).


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Music store helps musician feel connected By Andrew Matte Kerri Senkow is a busy mom and musician, but that doesn’t keep her from a local music store where she finds solace in the company of staff, fellow customers and all the instruments. She often takes a break from her work at home and heads over to Long & McQuade at 1455 McIntyre St., where she’s able to immerse herself in all things music. Her favourite place, you might say, plays an instrumental role in her life.

Q: So why do you like Long & McQuade so much? A: The store, for me, is a place where everybody knows my name. I have been going there for a few years now. And every time I go in there, I feel so welcome. Q: How did you discover it? A: I first started to go there three years ago because that is when I started to rent equipment. I put on my own shows all the time, often for kids. And they always help me out. I rent PA systems and that sort of thing. For instance, I put on little shows at the library. So, I am in there once a week for something. But then I’m also in there twice a week for nothing. Q: How does a visit to the store make you feel? A: This is a true story. I am not like an artist who will embellish a story. I have always struggled to find that place. When I was new to music, I always struggled to find that place, a place where I felt I fit in. I just love going there. Q: Does it help you connect with other musicians? A: I could show up at the store and usually find someone to talk to. It’s like I finally feel accepted in the music community. So when I get a chance to get out and enjoy some social life, that’s where I usually head.

Kerri Senkow plays a guitar in the acoustic guitar room at Long & McQuade, her favourite place in Regina. QC Photo by Don Healy

Q: Do you head to the store knowing you won’t buy anything? A: Yes. I work at home, which means I spend a lot of time at home working. So I’ll go out just to get out. And that store is a place where I can just browse. I don’t feel like I have to buy anything. And I always seem to run into people I know. It’s almost like this little community of people who are there for the same reason. People there are al-

ways so nice to me.

choose to go to Long & McQuade.

Q: What instrument do you play? A: I play guitar. I bought my Taylor acoustic guitar back in January from the store. And it’s my best friend. It’s perfect for me.

Q: Do you worry about getting on the nerves of the staff ? A: Sometimes, I just go to linger. And I know that I bug the staff a lot. I’d hate to think I harass the staff, but I know that sometimes I stay a little bit too long.

Q: Do you like other music stores in Regina? A: I love B Sharp and I love St. John’s music stores too. But I just

Q: Other than guitars, what else attracts your attention?

A: I like to explore different instruments. I keep getting drawn back to the pianos. I bought a keyboard last year for my daughter. Q: Does your daughter accompany you when you visit? A: My daughter has been in there a million times. She wants to play the electronic drum kit all the time. Every time we go in, she finds it.


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Emily via the Greyhound Bus Where do stories begin? Often it’s a combination of things — an image or a face appears, or a feeling, an experience or even a problem to solve. The beginning of my novella Emily via the Greyhound Bus is more traceable than the origin of most of my stories. Not only was it inspired by years of travelling via the Greyhound Bus, but I wrote the first version while travelling by bus from Vancouver to Edmonton. The year was 1993 and I had entered the Anvil Press 3-Day Novel Contest in spite of the fact I had a trip planned for that Labour Day weekend. The challenge of writing in such a limited space turned out to be an advantage. First, I was able to tap into the culture and atmosphere that exists among those who travel by bus. Then,

the experience of travelling solo made it a natural place for a woman to be alone with her thoughts. The main character in my novella is a woman named Emily. She was born on a Saskatchewan First Nation but has spent most of her life in cities, most recently in Toronto. Emily has suffered significant losses, made a number of bad choices and had a lot of trouble with men in particular. Still, she’s a fighter and a risk-taker and she keeps trying to get it right. The question is whether she’ll be allowed to make her own choices this time. She’s also going to have to trust herself enough to avoid falling back into familiar destructive patterns. Can she do it, and can she find the sense of belonging she needs in order to ease her

feeling of emptiness? I didn’t win the novel contest, but an early version of Emily via the Greyhound Bus was serialized in Our Voice, Edmonton’s Spare Change Newspaper, circa 1995. However, a newspaper or magazine story only exists until the next issue comes out, so I always hoped the story of Emily would appear in book form. Thanks to Thistledown Press of Saskatoon and its New Leaf series, my wish has come true. I hope you read my book to find out whether Emily’s wishes come true as well. Emily via the Greyhound Bus can be ordered through the Thistledown Press website, from Amazon.ca or from the author, Allison Kydd (akyddwrt@ sasktel.net).

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Groovy Mama, located at 3206 13th Ave. in Regina, has been a must-visit shop for Regina mothers for years. They sell a wide range of items, whether it’s a new gadget like a baby monitor or an old standby like diaper rash cream. The shop also provides educational information for new and expectant mothers. If you want cloth diapers or a kit that will let you make a cast of a pregnant belly, this is your place. Store hours are Monday to Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Thursday 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Knowing what’s in store for punk trio By Andrew Matte It was a matter of convenience when Regina hardcore punk band Kleins96 began. “We don’t love the name actually,” explains band leader and bass player Justin Ludwig. The three-piece band started when Ludwig and his younger brother and drummer Dylan wanted to write and perform a few suburban punk songs with pal and fellow Regina east-ender Andrew Love. Since the Ludwig brothers had plans to continue with their more serious two-piece band Amour Fou, they decided to name their new project after the east-end convenience store that served as a gathering place for suburban kids in the 1990s. They didn’t anticipate taking a professional approach to Kleins96 back in 2009. “We came up with the name because we thought we weren’t going to be taking the band seriously,” says Justin Ludwig. “At the time, we were taking Amour Fou seriously and we wanted Kleins to be a fun party band.” After Love joined and helped pad the sound the Ludwig brothers had created, they couldn’t help but explore it further. “The first six songs we put out were just fun. They were melodic songs about drinking and girls and that kind of thing. And we just embraced playing with a guitar player. And we embraced the opportunities that afforded us,” says Ludwig, adding that the heavy sound of Amour Fou melds well with the more melodic sound they discovered while playing with Love. “The hardcore elements of Amour Fou and the skatepunk elements of those early songs collided. When Andrew came into the mix, we wanted to (be a) stripped down, throwback to our youth fun kind of party band.” Today, with a handful of recorded songs under their belt, the trio is working hard to further develop their sound. They recently released a vinyl record with a band in Ontario — the

Regina rock band Kleins96 is made up of (from left) Dylan Ludwig, Andrew Love and Justin Ludwig. QC Photo by Don Healy

bands each pressed their music onto their own side, which means both bands get extra circulation and share production costs. “So now we’re just trying to write the best songs we can. We’re trying to push harder, and push ourselves to do better.” As for the name, though Ludwig doesn’t love it, he believes it’s still suitable because it stands as a bit of

a tribute to his youth. “It was just a scene where kids skated and all sorts of debauchery happened back in the day,” Ludwig says. “And 1996 was a bridging point for me. That was when I started going to shows and that kind of thing.” Ludwig’s affinity for music began at an early age. While he attended classes at Miller High School and hung out with skateboarding pals,

he was learning to play the bass and guitar and listening to the likes of Good Riddance, Propagandhi, A Fire Inside and Bad Religion. “I have been playing in punk bands now since I was 14 or 15,” he said. “I think punk music is what kids are normally attracted to, especially in the 1990s for kids who grew up in the suburbs. “For rebellious skateboard kids, it

was the thing back then.” When Ludwig turned 19, he starting jamming with brother Dylan. The pair invented their own style of hardcore punk, complete with frantic playing to create as big a sound as they could. “We tried to experiment with different sounds, different elements, different instruments and all sorts of things.”


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Snowshoes make winter fun By Jeanette Stewart Snowshoes are a welcome addition to winter activities for Marcus Storey, the co-owner of Escape Sports in Saskatoon. Storey has been an enthusiast of the sport for some time. His store both rents and sells snowshoes and he enjoys visiting northern Saskatchewan with his girlfriend, where using snowshoes lets them get close to wildlife and pristine areas. “It’s just super chill. That’s what I think people really like about it,” he said.

Q: What moves you? A: Being outside. Q: How long have you had snowshoes? A: I’ve had them for close to four years, five years now. I spend a lot of time on the riverbank. I’ve done a little bit out in B.C. Nothing too crazy. It’s definitely different out there, with a lot more elevation, a lot more snow. The riverbank here is a really good spot to go. You get some really good drifting, but at the same time you’ve got a little bit of elevation. As much as we get in Saskatchewan anyways. Q: What made you want to start snowshoeing? A: The lack of things to do in Saskatchewan in the winter. Q: What makes it fun? A: Just the fact that you can get out in the winter. The air in the winter is what really gets me. It’s so fresh. It’s so clean because it’s so cold. Also, the fact that you can get out to places where you normally couldn’t in boots because you’re falling through the snow all the time. You get to some real pristine, untouched places. I noticed that especially in La Ronge. You just walk off the highway and there’s no tracks anywhere and you’re in waist-deep snow. It’s awesome.

Marcus Storey takes a run in his snowshoes. QC photo by Michelle Berg

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A Maltese with a mind of her own By Jenn Sharp Joan Benko Goodman’s peppy little Pandora wasn’t content to sit quiet during her interview with us. In fact, she insisted that Joan let her answer our questions.

Q: What breed of dog are you, Pandora? A: I am a mixed breed but mostly Maltese. Q: How long have you been with Joan? A: Joan and her family adopted me from the SPCA on Feb. 2, 2008. The SPCA rescued me from a really bad living situation that year. I spent almost two months in their care but I am so happy now. Q: Your coat is really white. Is it hard to keep it clean? A: I really don’t have to do anything at all. Joan actually does it. It is hard to keep clean. Just going for a walk turns my paws black and being a lady, I insist on keeping myself meticulously clean and tidy. I have a box of products that she uses on me almost daily. I get tear stains, so she cleans them with a saline solution. Then she has this spray on conditioner that she uses on my ears and tail. It stinks (even though she thinks it smells nice). She says it helps brush the dirt out easier and keeps my fur from tangling and matting. Then, if all that isn’t enough, she takes these wet wipes and washes the inside of my ears and finishes the routine off by washing my feet. When it’s bath time, she uses a special shampoo for dogs with white fur and of course more conditioner. Yeesh! At least that stuff doesn’t smell as bad. Q: What do you like best about your family? Least? A: Hmm … that’s a difficult question to answer as I could go on for hours about how wonderful they have been to me. If I were to pick

Pandora poses with a pink kerchief. QC Photo by Andrew Spearin

one thing though, I guess it would be how much they love me. I truly feel like a member of their pack … err family. What I like the least is easy. I hate it when they go to work and leave me alone.

Q: What are your favourite things to do? A: I love to do all the things most dogs do. I like to seek out a sunbeam

and bask in it, guard my front door, play with my toys and eat. What really makes me happy though is my daily walk. I usually take Joan on a one kilometre walk after evening supper and she loves it so much, I am huffing and puffing by the time we get home.

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be annoying? A: (She throws her head back and howls.) Of course I am trying to say something! What kind of a silly question is that? I greet people with the standard “hello” bark when they come to the house. I then give them the tour and explain all the house rules. When I am happy, I laugh and when I am hungry, I know how to whine enough to get Joan’s

attention. I realize it doesn’t sound like a human’s voice but I am working on it. I accidentally made a cat noise once. It honestly sounded like a “meow.” I was so embarrassed. I still end up making that sound at times but I have learned to cover it with more sounds, so it’s not so obvious. To be perfectly honest, I know I sound funny but it’s what makes me unique.


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Th ursday, D ec . 6 Redbeard’s tribute to Jimi Hendrix McNally’s Tavern 2226 Dewdney Ave. Wildfire The Pump Roadhouse 641 Victoria Ave E. Scar Symmetry, Threat Signal, Stealing Axion, Lord of War, Kings Field The Exchange 2431 8th Ave. Rotary Carol Festival 7 p.m., Knox Metropolitan United Church 2340 Victoria Ave. Friday, D ec. 7 Articulate Ink’s Festive Frolic featuring Jeans Boots and Buffalo Narrows Creative City Centre 1843 Hamilton St. Emma-Lee and Jesse Cook Casino Regina Show Lounge 1880 Saskatchewan Dr. Group Hug Tour featuring Kreayshawn The Exchange 2431 8th Ave. Wildfire The Pump Roadhouse 641 Victoria Ave E. Full On Get Down Old Guys McNally’s Tavern 2226 Dewdney Ave. Roots n’ Herbs 8 p.m., Le Bistro, Carrefour des Plaines 3850 Hillsdale St.

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The Strumbellas The Exchange 2431 8th Ave. John McDermott Casino Regina Show Lounge 1880 Saskatchewan Dr. The Crooked Brothers Creative City Centre 1843 Hamilton St.

S u n day, D ec . 9 French Horns Regina Symphony Orchestra’s Evraz free concert series 1 p.m., Regina Public Library Central Branch, 2311 12th Ave. An Acoustic Country Christmas featuring Ronnie Prophet, Glory-Anne Prophet and Eli Barsi 7:30 p.m., Royal Saskatchewan Museum 2445 Albert St. Tom Jackson in The Huron Carole featuring Matt Dusk, Susan Aglukark and Sarah Slean Conexus Arts Centre 200 Lakeshore Dr. M o n day, D ec . 1 0 Monday Night Jazz & Blues: The Project Bushwakker 2206 Dewdney Ave.

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Jingle Bell Rock: Theory of a Deadman and Big Wreck Conexus Arts Centre 200 Lakeshore Dr.

Wildfire The Pump Roadhouse 641 Victoria Ave E.

George Canyon Casino Regina Show Lounge 1880 Saskatchewan Dr.

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Disney’s Phineas and Ferb Friday, Dec. 7, 4 and 7 p.m. shows Saturday, Dec. 8, shows at 1, 4 and 7 p.m. Brandt Centre

The Trailer Park Boys: Dear Santa Claus, Go ##### Yourself! Tour Tuesday, Dec. 11, 8:30 p.m. Casino Regina Show Lounge 1880 Saskatchewan Dr.

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train Friday, Dec. 7, 6 p.m. Mosaic Stadium parking lot, near North Railway Street and 10th Avenue

Valdy The Artesian 2627 13th Ave. Ray Bell, Tahnis Cunningham, Bob Evans, Ken Hamm and Keiffer McLean 8 p.m., Sawchyn Guitars 2132 Dewdney Ave.

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TAE Contemporary Art Gallery The Artful Dodger, 1621 11th Ave.

Prairie Roots Revue with Zachary Lucky, Carly Maicher, Kacy & Clayton and Ryan Boldt Creative City Centre 1843 Hamilton St.

Joe Fafard: Cut-outs/Outcuts Dec. 12-Jan. 26 Opening reception – Dec. 12, 7-9 p.m. Art Gallery of Regina Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre, 2420 Elphinstone St.

Wednesday, D ec . 1 2 Wednesday Night Folk: The Dickens Yuletide Singers Bushwakker 2206 Dewdney Ave. Jam Night Every Wednesday McNally’s Tavern 2226 Dewdney Ave. Handel’s Messiah Regina Symphony Orchestra RSO Special Concerts 7:30 p.m., Knox Metropolitan United Church 2340 Victoria Ave. Bret Michaels Casino Regina Show Lounge 1880 Saskatchewan Dr. Kirby with Tyler Gilbert Creative City Centre 1843 Hamilton St.

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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. The Artists of Scott Nicholson Fine Arts Until Aug. 16, 2013 Regina Centre Crossing, 1621 Albert St.

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Regina Farmers’ Market Every Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Cathedral Neighbourhood Centre, 2900 13th Ave. Sparkle! 3rd Annual Jewellery Sale Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Neil Balkwill Centre, 2420 Elphinstone St. Old-fashioned Victorian Christmas Saturday, Dec. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Government House, 4607 Dewdney Ave. Light Up the Village Saturday, Dec. 8 Late-night shopping in the Cathedral area Christmas Tea Sunday, Dec. 9, hourly sittings from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 each and must be purchased in advance. Call 781-4769. Regina Floral Conservatory, 1450B 4th Ave. Regina Pats vs. Saskatoon Sunday, Dec. 9, 2 p.m. Brandt Centre Word Up Poetry/Letter Slam Monday, Dec. 10, 7 p.m. Creative City Centre, 1843 Hamilton St.

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Hyde Park on Hudson Drama Franklin D. Roosevelt’s affair with his distant cousin marked history during a 1939 visit from the king and queen of England. In Our Nature Drama A scheduling mistake leads to an estranged father and son sharing a vacation home with their respective girlfriends. Playing For Keeps Romantic Comedy When a knee injury forces successful soccer player George off the field, his wife leaves with their son. He takes over as coach of his son’s soccer team and gets caught up in the lives of the players’ families as he tries to reconnect with his own family. Galaxy Cinemas 420 McCarthy Blvd. N. Call 522-9098 for movies and times Cineplex Odeon Southland Mall Cinemas 3025 Gordon Rd. Call 585-3383 for movies and times --Regina Public Library Theatre 2311 12th Ave., 777-6104 Kramer Imax 2903 Powerhouse Dr. 522-4629 Rainbow Cinemas Golden Mile Shopping Centre 3806 Albert St.; 359-5250 Paradise Cinemas 1011 Devonshire Dr. N. 522-7888


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Christmas baking, German style By Jenn Sharp German pastry chef Barbara Harder-Lutz has a good reason for calling her new business the Cake Witch Café. She’s been told by many satisfied customers she’s ruined their diet as they happily return for more of her delicious baking. With more than 25 years of experience, Harder-Lutz knows her pastry — traditional German pastry like Black Forest torten (made with kirsch schnapps-soaked sour cherries) and German chiffon cake (known as bikuit). One of her specialties is a cross between bread and fruit cake. German Christollen is made from soaking raisins, almonds, orange and lemon peel in rum for a week. But don’t confuse the white, heavy loaf with a grocery store fruitcake. “This has nothing to do with a fruit cake you know. This is a completely different ball game. It’s one of the major staples in German Christmas … It’s white and has a folded over shape because it’s meant to imitate the baby Jesus in linen wrappings,” she says. Perhaps Harder-Lutz’s most magnificent Christmas item is her handmade German gingerbread houses (lebkuchenhaus). Decorated with peppermint-scented Royal icing, in Germany they’re treated as an advent calendar. You’re meant to break off a few candies and dip a new piece of gingerbread in your coffee every day until Dec. 25. New to the city, she’s already earned a loyal following in Saskatoon thanks to working all summer at outdoor farmers’ markets. She can now be found at the intimate International Farmers’ Market and Bazaar at St. James Church on 12th Street East and Dufferin Ave. A testimonial board hangs at her market stall, written by happy customers from the six different farmers’ markets where she set up her bakery in the Okanagan Valley. “Lemon pound cake: Three of us

Barbara Harder-Lutz’s gingerbread houses are on display at the Garden Architecture Christmas store in Saskatoon. QC Photo by Michelle Berg

ate it in five minutes. Delicious. We recommend it!” Her hearty laugh rings across the room as she tells me about the reputation she earned last year in B.C. “At the end of the summer, I was the pound cake queen of the Valley. My business is going to be called Cake Witch for a good reason!” She underwent a gruelling fouryear apprenticeship in Germany to become a pastry chef and charges accordingly, both for the high quality ingredients and for her expertise. Often she’ll have German friends

ship her spices she can’t find here. She has sourced several Christmasspecific German spices and a rising agent needed for Christmas baking through Oskar’s Deli Meats and Sausage Haus in Regina. Part of her business involves education — getting potential customers to accept a more natural and in the end, healthier, product. “German baking is a lot less sweet. The French and the Germans are crazy about flavour. It’s all about getting the natural flavours out of the ingredients.”

It’s for this reason she bakes with unsalted butter and doesn’t add a lot of sugar. “You don’t need all that salt. Something like vanilla bean is quite delicate. If you drown it in salt you don’t taste the flavour.” She’s opening her café and bakery in a house in Rosthern, about 60 km north of Saskatoon. In a very European fashion she’ll be living in a private residence above the business. As her business grows she hopes to have a delivery driver for her catering orders. For now, customers can

meet her at the Wednesday market or drive to Rosthern. Harder-Lutz hails from a German island in the Baltic Sea. A selfdescribed “beach chic,” she says the weather was too mild there. She likes “real” winter. After living in the Okanagan for her first three years in Canada, 2012 marks her first Saskatchewan winter. Visit her at the St. James Market, open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., to sample some Christmas goodies or to order a specialty cake. For more information, visit www.cakewitchcafe.com.


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By James Romanow If you are one of those people who is moderately trendy, you may have noticed that one of the most popular wines of the moment is Brunello de Montalcino. The wine was made popular by James Suckling in the last 10 years. (He lives in the neighbourhood.) It is from the most southerly part of Tuscany, down on the edge of Umbria. If you drive from Florence, the heart of Chianti Classico, towards Montalcino you will watch the soil turn from a dark yellow to an orange to an almost brick red. This shift is due to the soil holding increasing amounts of iron oxide. Mineral is the source of much of the flavour found in grapes — and fruit. I’ll never forget a bag of Granny Smiths from Chile I had once, that I’ve never duplicated. As you enter the town of Montalcino you will drive over a small creek. On the south side the colour of the soil resumes a yellower cast. Towards Montalcino the red predominates. This kind of a drive is necessary to understand the drawing of lines to produce an appellation. That creek is the border of Montalcino DOCG, and if your vineyards are on that side of the water your wines are much sought after by people like me. Alas that demand has a price tag attached

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1000-Watt 5.1 Channel Blu-Ray Home Theatre System

• 40W (2 x 20W) • Works with iPhone and iPod • Single disc CD player compatible with CD, CD-R/RW and MP3 • Audio in for other audio sources • FM radio with 20 station presets • Remote controls playlist navigation and other functions • Charges while docked • Wall mountable

Sale:

• Single Disc CD Radio Cassette Recorder • Digital AM/FM Stereo Tuner with 30 presets • High power 200W total power output • MP3 Playback • CD-R/RW Playback Compatibility • Large 13cm Power Drive Woofer • 4 Preset Sound Modes • Program / Shuffle / Repeat Play Modes • Remote Control • Karaoke Function • Power Output: 200 Watt

RETAIL $16995

Sale:

998

CD Radio Cassette Recorder

CFDG770

RETAIL $12995

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Full HD 1080p picture quality, Edge LED backlight, lifelike movement with Motionflow™ XR 240, built-in Wi-Fi for streaming entertainment, crisp detail and contrast via Clear Resolution Enhancer 95

• Remote Control functions: Preset, CD Player/Stop/Pause, CD Track/Search, Volume Control, Muting, Band • Timer Clock: Count-down Timer

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40” BRAVIA LED EX645 Internet HDTV $

Undercabinet | Kitchen CD Clock Radio

ICFCK50

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QC - December 6, 2012  

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