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As Habitat for Humanity gears up for another busy year to build its 9th home for a Energy Efficient Furnaces lucky Moose Jaw family, SaskWater has Custom Sheet Metal Work stepped up to give a generous donation to We Service ALL Makes and Models the group to kick start their fundraising initiatives. On Wednesday, February 7th, SaskWater presented a cheque of $5,000 to Habitat for Humanity, Moose Jaw to assist in the creation of a safe and affordable home for a Moose Jaw family later this year. President of SaskWater, Doug Matthies made the presentation at SaskWater’s head office here in Moose Jaw. Manager of Corporate Communications at SaskWater, Courtney Mihalicz says SaskWater has had a partnership with Habitat for Humanity for several years as they support their initiative to create homes for families. “SaskWater has been supporting Habitat for Humanity over the past few years with sponsorship of the Colour Run. We’ve seen how the local group has grown and the success they’ve had with their builds in the past TRANSMISSION and we wanted to find a way to become & AUTOMOTIVE more involved and make a bigger impact,” Mihalicz said. “So, we’ve decided BRAKES to support the next build in the amount SHOCKS of $5,000.” She says SaskWater’s involvement in STRUTS supporting Habitat for Humanity also TRANSFER CASES allows their employees to be more involved by volunteering at the builds. DIFERENTIALS “With that, it also provides us with the opportunity to offer volunteer opportunities for our staff. It’s always great to be able to sponsor something and have our employees feel a part of it too. We’re forward to being able to help on Complete Automotive looking site once building starts. Being the only & Diagnostic Repair crown corporation with our head office 429 High Street West in Moose Jaw, we do make it a priority to support local initiatives like that of Hab306.692.4255 itat for Humanity’s. We are really happy Specialized in


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to be part of it and that we’ve been able to create this partnership.” Heidi Tiller, Co-chair for Habitat for Humanity Moose Jaw’s Fund Development Committee thanked SaskWater for their continued support. “SaskWater has been a fantastic partner over the last few years and now with this very generous $5,000 donation, it is one of the reasons that Habitat for Humanity has been able to build more homes in Moose Jaw. They not only donate their money but also their time to come out and help with the builds that we’ve had. We thank them for their support, and we look forward to

continue building our relationship with them while building more homes here in Moose Jaw.” Habitat for Humanity has built eight (8) homes in Moose Jaw so far. “We will be breaking ground in the next month at 900 Ominica Street West and begin building the 9th home, a two story, single dwelling,” Tiller said. “We are in the middle of fine-tuning the details of our next project (build), which we will be making an announcement about soon. Without a doubt, our next build will be a safe, decent and affordable home to support a Moose Jaw family.”


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Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery announces new Operations Manager Sasha-Gay Lobban

The Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery (MJM&AG) Board of Directors has announced that long time employee Ross Melanson will now serve as the Museum’s Operations Manager, starting April 1. Melanson comes to the position with 14 years of experience with the MJM&AG as its Administration Assistant. He holds a Master of Arts with an emphasis in Historical Theology. He has worked as a professor of theology, philosophy, art history and aesthetics for more than 10 years. Besides working as the Administrative Assistant at MJM&AG, Melanson is an independent scholar and visual artist. He looks forward to working with the Board and staff in this new capacity to

create a strong and dynamic future for the museum and gallery. “I am very excited to take on this new role at the Museum. I look forward to working with our Curator, for whom I will be providing support to carry out the Museum’s vision and plans going forward,” said Melanson. In the meantime, the Museum also announced that long-serving employee Joan Maier will be leaving the Museum after over 20 years with the organization. She will be retiring. Maier has worked for MJM&AG for 24 years, first as an Administrative Assistant and now in her current role as Administrative Director for 14 years. “We thank Joan for her years of service and dedication to the organization and

Ross Melanson. (file photo) for the strong leadership she has provided to the Board and staff. The strength and success of the art museum is certainly due in part to the great skill, vision, heart and commitment that Joan has brought to the organization, all wrapped up with a great sense of humour. We wish her the very best as she enters this new chapter in her life,” said Jennifer McRorie, Curator at the Museum. April 30, 2019 will be Maier’s last day

with the Museum. Applications for the Administration Assistant position are now being accepted until February 18, 2019. For more information on the position and application details, please visit the Museum’s website at Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery has been in operation since 1967, having a dual mandate of presenting visual art exhibitions in its gallery and the history of the Moose Jaw area in an adjacent museum space, as well as collecting and preserving both art and historical artifacts in a permanent collection. Situated in the same facility as the Moose Jaw Public Library, MJM&AG is positioned as a resource for enhancing one’s visual literacy and as a community centre for acquiring knowledge and appreciation for contemporary art and local history through creative, critical and historic inquiry.

Minto United Church Donates to Moose Jaw Food Bank

On Sunday, February 3, 2019, a cheque from Minto United Church was presented to Deann Little, Assistant Manager of the Moose Jaw Food Bank, in the amount of $825.50. This donation represents donations from a program called “the Celebrations Box”, where individual congregation members freely donate money each Sunday sharing with their church family any blessings in their lives that they feel fortunate to celebrate (ie) theirs or a family member’s birthday; an anniversary; friendship; good health, etc. The Minto United Church Council prayerfully considered what to do with this money and de- (l-r) On behalf of Minto United cided to support local charities and this money Church congregation, Minto Fiis to be “paid forward” every second month to nance Chair Maureen Colmin those in our community who are less fortunate presents a cheque to Deann Little, or find themselves in unfortunate circumstances, Assistant Manager of the Moose with faith that God will bless their lives as those Jaw Food Bank. who have so graciously and unselfishly donated. Past donations have been made to: The Transition House, Riverside Mission, Joe’s Place Youth Center, MJ Branch of the Canadian Red Cross, MJ Branch of Sask. Acquired Brain Injury Association, and the MJ Food Bank. Deann Little, has worked with the Food Bank for 8 years. She explained that the needs of households in Moose Jaw has increased over the last year by 17%, with hampers increasing from 300 per month to 363. People from all walks have come to the Food Bank for help and anyone who can produce one piece of identification and a current piece of mail can be signed up to receive hampers of food. The size of hamper is determined by the number of people in the household. Cash donations are always welcome. Each month the Food Bank buys about 300 dozen eggs and 1 dozen is included in each hamper. Purchases of milk for children under 18 and fresh meat are also made on a monthly basis. Deann invited the congregation to come for a tour. Volunteers are also needed for the Food Bank Board of Directors each year and on a regular basis to help organize the hampers. Minto United Church also collects Food Bank items throughout the year and the first Sunday of each month is designated as “Food Bank Sunday”.

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Empire Community School encourages reading at home with Family Literacy Day Sasha-Gay Lobban

Empire Community School is encouraging families to read with their children at home in order to boost their literacy skills. The school hosted Family Literacy Day as part of their activities to mark Literacy Day. Family Literacy Day also forms part of the school’s literacy initiatives that take place throughout the school year. For Family Literacy Day, Empire Community School invited parents to read with their children. The school had six (6) sessions spread across different classrooms where parents got an opportunity to engage their children in several reading activities. The sessions carried various themes and

settings which showed parents different ways in which they can engage their child in reading activities. The sessions were: reading under the table; reading with technology; reading in the dark with flash lights, snuggle up and read under the blanket; story and snack time, as well as reading under tents. The sessions saw 135 students benefiting. Kelly Logan, Principal at Empire Community School said this activity encourages students to read as well as show parents different ways in which they can read with their kids. “To celebrate Family Literacy, we decided to have a family reading challenge, where all family members were invited to come to the school to read with their child. We had six stations set up. At the end of the sessions, families also got an oppor-

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tunity to win prizes, as well as Warrior tickets that were up for grabs,” Logan said. “Home reading is very important, especially reading with your parents so we wanted to bring parents here to encourage this. We wanted to show them different ways they can read with their child and getting them [their children] involved in reading books and literacy.” She says this is not the only activity of this type as the school has several literacy initiatives throughout the school year. “We usually do this kind of activity throughout the year. For example, we have Books and Bubble-gum where we also encourage parents to read with their children. We also have our “One Book, One School” literacy initiative coming up at the end of February where the whole school will be reading, and much more,” she said. “We also got a

$200 grant from the Moose Jaw Literacy Network to support this Family Literacy Day activity.” Tony Baldwin, Director of Education was also at Empire School where he was an active part of Family Literacy Day. He visited several schools across the community that had reading events which he says were great to see at the institutions. “We know that reading is the skill that helps kids with all other skills, so anything we can do at our schools to advance children is setting them up for a good life. I am always excited when I get to attend these events in the community. It is also great to see so many parents take part. The relationship between the school and parents is important because parents play a big role.”


Whose best interests served by delays in city infrastructure renewal? Any male who is married, or has been married, understands the importance of not forgetting to remember certain days – anniversaries, birthdays, Valentine’s Day. Wives/partners don’t seem to forget your poor recollection of these milestone days. Forgetting takes the edge off the romance. by Ron Walter We were just a few months into our second year of marriage that February day. My partner had driven her little wine-coloured Anglia home early, leaving me to finish my city editor’s work and take the bus to our 174 Coteau Street East home. While waiting for the bus in front of Kresge’s, now Pharmasave, Yours Truly noticed a heart-shaped sign in the window promoting Valentine’s Day. I shuddered, mumbling “Oh, shoot.” I plumb forgot. My family never paid much attention to Valentine’s Day, birthdays or anniversaries.

Kresge’s was an olden days’ version of today’s dollar store, known then as a five and 10 cent store from the days when a dollar still had some value. Payday was two days off and I didn’t have much cash. There were no debit cards, credit cards or ATMs in those days. Surely, I thought, Kresge’s would have something to fit my meagre budget. First thought, look for the heart-shaped candies/chocolates. Sadly, all the inexpensive — she would say cheap – ones were sold. My budget couldn’t handle the plusher ones. Then my eyes spied the perfect little gift – a small brown plastic wheelbarrow with plastic daisies inside. Better yet, it was marked down from $1.49 to less than a dollar. I figured they wanted to clear out the stock before Valentine’s Day. I grabbed it and a card, paid, headed for the bus and home to our cozy rented green stucco house – $80 a month plus utilities that never exceeded $20 a month. Those were the days with my pay a grand $125 weekly. She made about half that. At home, I proudly presented the card and brown plastic

wheelbarrow with plastic daisies to my partner/wife. She proclaimed how cute it was, then exclaimed “Look it’s broken. You bought me a broken present,” she laughed. It was. The support on one side of the wheelbarrow had come off. In my rush to remember Valentine’s Day the break went unnoticed. She said it was still cute, as was my folly, and placed it on top of the fridge in plain sight where it stayed for a long, long time. She never forgot that brown plastic wheelbarrow with plastic daisies and regularly teased me about my “inexpensive” broken Valentine’s Day gift. Years later she still talked about it. Funny how attitudes change over nearly 50 years. The other night she suggested we just exchange cards, no gifts, this Valentine’s Day. Our bus trip would be our joint gift. I agreed but am sure she will be disappointed ever so little with only a card. Wonder if the modern dollar stores have any broken plastic wheelbarrows with plastic daisies on sale? Ron Walter can be reached at

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There’s been some chatter about Moose Jaw’s decision to go with the word ‘notorious’ in their rebranding, many finding it distasteful. Personally, I like it and will side with those that do. I think that the Al Capone era branded Moose Jaw wayback-then. Now it’s time to rebrand Moose Jaw and bring it back to top-of-mind as a Joan Ritchie destination, drawing visitors EDITOR from our province, country and beyond. Let’s admit it folks; over many years, tourists have made pilgrimages annually to Moose Jaw from all over North America and further…and why? It’s because of our ‘notorious’ history having gangster Al Capone ride the rails to little ole’ Moose Jaw during prohibition; therefore, the historical tunnels that play off Capone’s notoriety. Although Mac the Moose has welcomed travelers to Moose Jaw since 1984, he certainly hasn’t garnered as much attention until now and doesn’t have the link to history like Al Capone did and continues to do, long since his demise. The word notorious has a number of synonyms, not all bad. It can mean “famous, renowned, celebrated, noted, distinguished, eminent and illustrious.” The word is far reaching beyond a negative connotation. Why not continue to ‘ride the rail’ of notoriety? As a city, we all benefit when our economy gets an influx from out of town visitors. It would be great if we were top of mind when anyone was musing about where to go to spend their hard-earned money. Moose Jaw has a place in the history books because of that rather sorted and dark notorious past but it certainly doesn’t give this community a bad name now just because of what was back then. As the Friendly City, the heart of Moose Jaw’s people has and always will exude friendliness. It is who we are and always will be, but that doesn’t mean we can’t build on being ‘notoriously’ friendly. As for the last brand, let’s chalk up ‘Surprisingly Unexpected’ as surprisingly unexpectedly boring! That dog didn’t hunt. We are “renowned, celebrated, noted, distinguished, eminent and illustrious!” Moose Jaw citizens are known for being ‘notoriously’ generous, too, and many from here have made it to the top in the entertainment and music industry; they are ‘notoriously’ renowned from Moose Jaw! There is a plethora of notoriety to draw on. As we celebrate who we are as individuals, our heritage and culture, why not celebrate our historical past as residents of Moose Jaw, too, and bring notorious Moose Jaw again to life as an ever-present tourist destination. Send your letters to the editor to: or 888-241-5291 All columns, letters to the editor and editorials are solely the personal opinions of the writers themselves and not necessarily the opinions of The Moose Jaw Express. The contents of this publication are the property of the Moose Jaw Express. Reproduction of any of the contents of this publication, including, but without limiting the generality of the following: photographs, artwork and graphic designs, is strictly prohibited. There shall be no reproduction without the express written consent of the publisher. All ads in the Moose Jaw Express are published in good faith without verification. The Moose Jaw Express reserves the right to refuse, classify, revise or censor any ads for any reason in its sole discretion. This paper may include inaccuracies or errors. The Moose Jaw Value Express does not under any circumstances accept responsibility for the accuracy or otherwise of any ads or messages in any of the publications editions. The Moose Jaw Express specifically disclaims all and any liability to advertisers and readers of any kind for loss or damage of any nature what-so-ever and however arising, whether due to inaccuracy, error, omission or any other cause. All users are advised to check ad and message details carefully before entering into any agreement of any kind and before disclosing personal information. If in doubt, please take legal advice.

Pat Carle, left, and Mark Gilliland from ACT/UCT Council 1027 present Lyle Johnson, chairman of Moose Jaw Crime Stoppers with a cheque for $2,000. Matthew Gourlie photograph

Lloyd Luhning, vice president of the Early Bird Lions Club, left, presents Lyle Johnson, chairman of Moose Jaw Crime Stoppers with a cheque for $500. Matthew Gourlie photograph Crime is on the rise in Moose Jaw. However, the Moose Jaw Police Service believe that the local Crime Stoppers program continues to be a valuable resource in helping them combat crime. “Sometimes the numbers don’t show the whole picture, but we rely on this program a lot and we’re very thankful for it,” said Moose Jaw Police Chief Rick Bourassa who called Crime Stoppers “invaluable.” Bourassa spoke at the Moose Jaw Crime Stoppers Annual General Meeting held at City Hall. There it was reported that local Crime Stoppers received 224 tips -- making it the second straight year where they broke the 200-tip mark -- and three rewards were approved, totaling $800, though only one person has chosen to collect their reward. While the Crime Stoppers hotline remains active, Moose Jaw Crime Stoppers has found the use of social media to be very effective. Last year, there were 18 Crime Stoppers Facebook posts that had an average reach of 20,000 people. Those posts asked the public’s assistance in identifying an unknown subject of a crime by displaying a video surveillance image or a mugshot of the person being sought. The posts resulted in 10 out of the 18 crimes or wanted persons led to an arrest or a solved file. Crime Stoppers received eight tips in relation to the two homicides that police investigated in Moose Jaw last year. “We implemented the Crime Stoppers page, probably over the last five or six years and every year it’s just gotten better and better,” said Sgt. Marlie Frei who represented the Moose Jaw Police Service at the AGM. Frei added that their use of social media and the Crime Stoppers page lets the public have some ownership in solving the crimes and being engaged with what the police are actively working on. “You can post whatever you want, but if the community isn’t engaged or they don’t care, then it doesn’t get very far. But we have a great community that

looks at the posts, shares the posts and give anonymous tips,” Sgt. Frei said. “We had some tips that came in about the homicides that we had last year. That was a big deal for us.” There were 12 tips that provided a named suspect in a vicious assault that was captured on a VLT camera. There were also 42 tips total that provided information relating to drug trafficking in Moose Jaw. “The drug information is valuable in building cases in what can often be a more complex investigation,” Cst. Sheldon MacNaughton wrote in a report read at the AGM. The drug trade and the associated crime around it, is a growing concern for the police and other agencies in the region. “The Crime rate is often a surprise to people. We are not unlike every other city in the province, our crime rate was slightly higher than both Saskatoon and Regina in 2017,” said Chief Bourassa in a presentation at the AGM, noting there was a notable jump in 2016. “Most of that crime was property crime and a lot of that was connected to the drug trade.” The instances of violent crime doubled between 2013 and 2016 and Bourassa said that was not out of line with what other communities are seeing nationwide. Crime statistics for 2018 won’t be available from Stats Canada until the summer, but some Bourassa reported, there were six

charges related to possession of methamphetamine in 2017 and that jumped to 25 last year. “We’ve heard about fentanyl and all of the issues and the deaths that happened there, but one of the things that was lurking under the radar and has become more and more obvious is Crystal Meth or methamphetamine,” Bourassa said. “The trouble that we’re dealing with is that it’s very inexpensive -- five dollars will keep someone high for a day or two -- and it’s very prevalent. The supply is unending and it is coming from a number of different places. It’s difficult to disrupt. It’s highly addictive and it really leads to violence.” The Moose Jaw Police Service is often trying to do more with fewer officers per capita than the other major centres in the province. There are 58 police officers and about 90 employees total in the Service. The number of police officers per capita are determined using a rate of officers/100,000 residents. By that metric, Moose Jaw (168) has fewer officers than Prince Albert (259), Estevan (235), Saskatoon (191), Regina (188) and Weyburn (184). “We’re a very busy police service. We ask our people to do an awful lot,” Bourassa said. Their jobs aren’t getting any easier. There were 15 charges of assaulting a police officer in 2018. “Generally, cops, we take a lot of abuse. When it goes to laying a charge of assaulting a police officer, it’s pretty serious,” Bourassa said. The affects of the legalization of marijuana was brought up in the meeting and Bourassa was happy to report that so far it’s been a non-issue. He called cannabis decriminalization “the biggest nothing-burger since Y2K.” “I think we’ve had a total of eight complaints, and we’ve written six tickets. It’s been a total non-issue. The dispensaries are working really well,” Bourassa said. “The legalization of cannabis is likely going to decrease the demands on us. That black market will eventually go away and the violence associated with the black market will eventually go away as well, as they slowly lose their ability to make money off of it.” He said it’s too early to say if decriminalization might lead to more impaired driving instances and charges, but that isn’t a new issue. “Let’s not kid ourselves, smoking dope and driving isn’t something that just started on October 17th,” Bourassa said. Moose Jaw Crime Stoppers chairman Lyle Johnson noted that the provincial government is once again picking up the full tab for the operation of the anonymous Crime Stoppers phone line and he thanked MLA Greg Lawrence for his help in getting that funding restored.

Tanya Heisler, left, Justin Wilk, Lyle Johnson, chairman of Moose Jaw Crime Stoppers and Al Proust. Heisler, Wilk and Proust are members of the Moose Jaw Kinsmen and Moose Jaw Kinette Clubs. As part of their annual dues, Kinsmen and Kinettes across the province donate funds to Crime Stoppers. The dues from each local and area Kinsmen Club goes to their nearest Crime Stoppers branch. Matthew Gourlie photograph

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February 2019 has been proclaimed Saskatchewan Aboriginal Storytelling Month. The Library Services for Saskatchewan cially launched Saskatchewan Aboriginal Storytelling Month 2019 right here in Moose Jaw at the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Campus. Events will take place all month at all Polytechnic campuses and different institutions across the province. For 15 years, libraries, schools and organizations across Saskatchewan have been hosting Aboriginal Storytelling events throughout the month of February. The winter timing for Aboriginal Storytelling observes the First Nations traditional time for storytelling. The project involves schools, libraries, local agencies, universities, colleges and Aboriginal based organizations. Almost all of the storytelling events /sessions are organized by librarians, through the public library system and are available to the public for free. Moose Jaw Sask. Polytechnic campus hosted the launch of Aboriginal Storytelling Month at its Macoun Lounge on Monday, February 4. The event saw attendance from several dignitaries in the community and received great support from students on campus. At the launch, a traditional meal was provided while guest storytellers shared their stories and some of their traditions with the audience. This is the 5th year Saskatchewan Polytechnic has hosted events for Saskatchewan Aboriginal Stor y telling Month. Jason Seright, Director of Indigenous Strategy at Sask. Polytechnic says February is an important month for the institution. “This is an important event for us here at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Whenever we can open our minds and hearts and experience another culture, more learning and knowledge, I think it really does make us a better people. It is been doing the Aboriginal Storytelling Month and I’m very happy to kick it off here. We’ll be having events at all our campuses.”

Jason Seright, Director of Indigenous Strategy at Sask. Polytechnic, Moose Jaw Campus.

Seright thanked the Library Services for Saskatchewan Aboriginal Peoples for ‘championing this month’ with their continued push and support for the past 15 years. “I want to acknowledge our Library Services who are championing this month and showing the way on how to indigenize our institution. We appreciate all the support we’ve been getting from the Library LSSAP. teller, who was invited to be part of the launch, talked about the importance of storytelling in bridging gaps and forming understanding. “I was one of the featured storytellers that was asked to be here to kick off Saskatchewan Aboriginal Storytelling Month and I’m honored to be here. I really think that events like this can only yield positive results because it helps foster a sense of understanding and mutual respect which we really need in this current social climate.” While sharing his stories, most of a perwhich he says adds a great element to the effectiveness of bringing the stories across to his audience. “What really helps to bring these stories across is the music. The music goes hand in hand with the

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stories that I share. It really adds an element that young people can connect with; it makes it far more entertaining as well.” Chamakese added, “One of the things that I’d like people to walk away with from hearing my story is the importance of learning each other’s stories before you make assumptions and judgements. Doing this, people can get an understanding of where people came from and why things are the way they are. It is important to learn about each other so we can foster understanding. When we learn about people who come from diverse backgrounds, we not only improve ourselves but our society as well.” He also noted the importance of keeping storytelling traditions alive. “It is important to keep storytelling alive in all our traditions—songs, language and ceremonies and everything else. There have been numerous attempts to erase that, but I think the traditions will be around for a long time and we have a role in keeping them alive. It is my hope that several generations down, it will keep going, especially in our language.” The Library Services for Saskatchewan Aboriginal Peoples committee is made



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The many birthday celebrations and greetings from across the community are a testament to how much Lorraine Beler is loved and adored. She turned 100 years old on Wednesday, February 6th. Beler has had a few busy days of late, as the community and family members have joined together to celebrate the centenarian. “It hasn’t sunk in yet that I am 100 years old,� Beler said with a smile, as her friends celebrated her at the Cosmo Seniors Center for two days. “I still enjoy coming out to meet up with my friends every week. I can’t believe I am 100 already! I’ve had three celebrations since the beginning of the week and my family is coming for the long weekend to celebrate with me again. It has been great.� The canasta group at Cosmo, as well as TOPS, hosted mini celebratory parties for Beler’s special day. She also received birthday greetings on the air and won flowers to be delivered to her.

Her husband Robert passed away in 1993 and in 1997, Lorraine sold their farm and moved to Moose Jaw. Since then, she has lived here in the community and continues to be an active member of various groups. Lorraine enjoys bowling, curling, needlework, playing card games and reading. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LORRAINE!

The canasta group at Cosmo joined Beler for a birthday celebration. The TOPS group met last Wednesday to make special presentations to Beler. She continues to be an active member of the group and meets with them every Wednesday morning for coffee. Her friends at TOPS describes Beler as loving, loyal, resilient, outgoing and authentic, as they showered her with love and gifts. Beler’s parents came from the USA to settle in Mankota in 1919, the year she was

born. She is the oldest of three siblings; her youngest brother still surviving, as well. She married Robert Beler in 1941 and they farmed, having seven (7) children (four girls and three boys). After their youngest went off to school, Lorraine went to work providing cleaning services in a school and at the RCMP station.

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Provincial potash royalty rates, tax breaks overdue for review The New Democratic Party Opposition in Saskatchewan has a strong case for a review of potash mine royalties by the province. A study of potash mine royalties in Saskatchewan by the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan illustrates the need for a review. Executive-in-residence Jim Marshall’s study says effective tax rates on Saskatchewan potash averaged 6.9 per cent since 2009. This reflects more than a one-quarter drop in the rate since the early 2000s. The difference in rates is estimated at up to $100 million every year and as little as $40 million if using average rates from the 1990s. Based on this, the lower rate of potash revenues cost the Saskatchewan Government somewhere between $360 million and $1.8 billion since 2010. Those taxes could certainly have prevented some of the steep cuts to government services in the last two years. Marshall does not advocate a royalty increase but sug-


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REFLECTIVE MOMENTS Roses are red and there’s love in every word Anyone who went to a oneroom school in a small town will have fond or not-so-fond memories of the Feb. 14 Valentine’s Day parties we held, with the permission of our parents, the school board, our teachers, in fact the full community. Joyce Walter The entire afternoon of that For Moose Jaw Express day or one closest to it would be devoted to a variety of games, songs, homemade lunch, and then the much anticipated exchange of Valentine’s cards — not of Hallmark status certainly, but still of significance in our young lives. One of our teachers had a rule: each student must provide a greeting card for every other student in the school. There would be no one left out to wonder why he or she didn’t receive a card. At my house, we bought the booklets that came with cards and envelopes, usually 25 or 30 to a book, just enough for all my school mates to be remembered. I painstakingly wrote the recipients’ names plus my own name on each card, carefully removed them from the book then addressed the envelopes and sealed them, all ready to be taken to school.

When the distribution moment arrived, we lined up and went up and down the aisles, giving out our cards then returning to our desks to open the best mail day since last year’s Feb. 14 party. When teachers changed, the rules changed and in the Grade 5-6 rows, we were no longer obligated to give cards to every student. Those parties were not nearly as much fun and lunch became the main attraction — heart-shaped cookies and cake, salmon sandwiches cut with heart-shaped cutters, packets of those spicy hot red cinnamon hearts. Despite the new rule, I always gave cards to everyone, teacher included, and sometimes the verses were mushy, and sometimes not so mushy for fear of sending the wrong message. In Grade 5 we couldn’t figure out why the teacher and adults were so concerned about the content of our verses. If the Internet had existed in our town back then, those adults would have been horrified to see how the simple Roses are Red verses could have become so creepy — and so unfriendly. Mr. Stewart, Mrs. Peterson, Mrs. Gamble and Mrs. Lawson would, I hope, have nodded in approval with my following verses:

Rainfall insurance pours $10 million into producer pockets By Ron Walter | For Agri-Mart Express AGRIMART

EXPRESS Cattle producers pocketed $10 million in rainfall insurance last year with a sky-high return on premiums invested in the program. While he doesn’t have the information on enrolment in the federal-provincial program livestock forage specialist Trevor Peardon says “a pretty small number of the producers” have joined. “Who wasn’t worried about rainfall last March?” he asked about 60 people at a livestock producers workshop at Johnstone Auction Mart. Only a few producers put their hand up when he asked how many used the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation plan. Rainfall insurance “is a way to protect yourself from a wreck.” Producers can choose any weather station within 100 km as their station to monitor rainfall for the plan. Payment automatically kicks in on each percentage point of rain below 80 per cent of average rainfall. The payment is 2.5 per cent for each point below 80 and reaches 100 per cent when rainfall is 40 per cent of average. Rainfall as a percentage of the average is calculated on each of the four months insured and tallied, so excessive rain in one month will reduce the average. Pearson outlined a northeastern community pasture’s experience with the plan. Twenty-four of the 30 producers took insurance and shared $273,000 last year. “They managed to get through the year and got half their grazing fees for next year.” Producers have eight options to choose what percentage of rainfall they insure in each of the four months. He likes the 30-30-30-10 per cent option. Producers cite cost as a reason for not enrolling. Taking a mock case of a producer at Johnstone Auction Mart with 2,500 acres native pasture and 1,000 acres tame pasture, he said the producer’s 60 per cent share of the premium was $6,610 to insure at 125 per cent of rainfall on the 30-30-30-10 per cent option. The payment after calculating was $44,923. “Not a bad return on your money.” An operation of that size in Spring Valley, using the same option, would have paid $3,510 and received $66,532. Peardon suggested waiting to insure until improvements are announced in February. Deadline is March 31. Ron Walter can be reached at

“Roses are red violets are blue just wanted you to know I’m in love with you.” “Roses are red pickles are green please love me my dear and put my clothes in the washing machine.” “Roses are pink lilies are white love me today, tomorrow and tonight.” “Carrots are orange asparagus is green you’re the nicest person this world has ever seen.” “Roses are mostly red my rhyming brain is fried. I’d buy you milk chocolates but they aren’t in the food guide.” Happy Valentine’s Day. Joyce Walter can be reached at

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It is not a law, regulation, or a rule, but more of a recommendation. For over 70 years, we have been following, sort of, the dietary suggestions of the Canada Food Guide. Recent changes in the Canada Food Guide have a lot of folks reassessing their by Dale “bushy” eating habits, hopefully becoming healthier and perBush haps less of an encumbrance on the medical system. At one time, in 1942, the Canada Food Guide was in fact called Canada’s Official Food Rules. If that sounds harsh and arbitrary, you must remember that this was during WWII and there was food rationing. Proper nutrition became very important during the war; the government recognized that, so they introduced the food rules featuring six different food groups…none of which was pie, bacon or beer, my favorite food (group). The six groups were Milk, Fruit, Vegetables, Cereals and Breads, Meat, Fish etc. and Eggs…Again there seems to be no mention of pie, bacon or beer. I did notice that it was suggested to eat liver at least once a week. In our house that meant there was a lot of complaining and maybe some gagging, but if you

did not eat your liver there was no Jell-O for dessert. Ironically, the stuff Jell-o was originally made of, boiled animal bones and skins, was ickier than liver and was discovered while trying to find improved glue, but liver never came with Cherry or Lime flavouring…hmmm that almost sound edible. Cherry liver? Nah! Times have changed and so have Canada’s Official Food Rules, including the name which has softened somewhat to the Canada Food Guide. There are only three food groups by eliminating Meats, Milk and Eggs as groups and including them in a group now labeled “Protein”. Fruits and Vegetables are now grouped as one and the last group – Whole Grain Foods include breads, pastas and grains (rice etc). Water is the recommended refreshment (8 servings a day) and still no pie, bacon or beer; or is there? The Protein group seems to cover a lot of territory and includes meat (beef, pork and poultry), fish, eggs, legumes, nuts and dairy which includes milk, yogurt and cheese. I was glad to see that pork made it to the list because bacon is technically pork and combined with ground beef and cheddar cheese, I can have a “protein meal”…a bacon cheeseburger and with a whole wheat bun it is almost healthy… right? The Whole Grain food group seems to include bread (hamburger buns), pasta, grains including rice, both wild and domesticated. I wonder how misbehaved

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As Todd Johnson transitions into his new role at Wakamow Valley Authority as the new General Manager, he is looking forward to working again in the city he once called home. He replaces long-time employee and manager, Margaret Moran who will be retiring in May. Johnson comes with 17 years of experience in non-profit organizations. He officially started at Wakamow Valley Authority on January 15th and has since been going through the transition process. “I have 17 years in non-profit organizations and volunteer groups. I’ve recently worked with Basketball Saskatchewan in Regina before coming here to work at Wakamow. I’ve been in the transition process working with Margaret and the team here at Wakamow,” said Johnson in an interview at his new office. “For now, I’m familiarizing myself with the operations; what Wakamow has to offer and the different facets of it. I will be working with our partners, volunteer groups to put on events and all the infrastructure within the park, working to ensure that those are maintained,” he added. Describing the new experience as a “steep learning curve”, Johnson says it is exciting to see the different avenues through which Wakamow Valley Authority operates in the community. “The transition process so far has been very good. The Board has been welcoming and a great team of people work here. It is a steep learning curve, but it is very exciting. There are a lot of different avenues at Wakamow to be managed everyday and I’m learning as I transition into the role to ensure all these different facets are looked at.” Johnson says Wakamow Valley was an

Todd Johnson important part of his childhood and getting an opportunity to work with the Authority is exciting and has already proven to be fulfilling. “Being from Moose Jaw, I used to play here at Wakamow park as a kid. When I saw the job posting, I jumped at the opportunity and applied. It’s nice to be back here. I’m looking forward to spring to see exactly how the park looks. I’m excited about the opportunity and working with the Board, partners and volunteers to keep the success of the park.” In the meantime, Margaret Moran is helping with Johnson’s transition over the next few months as Wakamow gears up for another busy year. Moran will be retiring soon. Her last official day at the Authority will be on May 17. Moran started working at Wakamow Valley Authority in 2006 and took up the position as General Manager in 2013. Since then, she has worked on many projects which she says was “a privilege to be part of.” “During my time at Wakamow Author-

ity, I’ve had the privilege of being part of some great projects. One of the things I’m very proud of is that we managed to replace all of the old-style playgrounds and we have very modern and innovative playgrounds now such as: the pirate playground, the fully accessible playground at the Rotary Park, then we have the Wellesley playground and finally at Connor Park this last summer, we put in that challenge course which replaced all of that old wooden structures that were completely out of date. Now people can enjoy some really great playground facilities,” Moran said. She also talked about other projects that were able to be completed during her time with the Authority. “We’ve also managed to complete the trail system, all the way from Plaxton Lake to Connor Park. That included building bridges that were a major part of building the trail. We have the Saulteaux Bridge and we just completed the low-level crossing which was the final connection that we needed. Now, people can walk from Plaxton Lake all the way

to Connor Park if they want to. “We also did the stream banks restoration and renovation of the office space which was a big project for us. These are some of the things I’ve been very fortunate to be part of. We were also very fortunate to get a lot of grants because financially, that has always been a challenge for us.” So, what’s next for Moran? She says she is looking forward to enjoying Wakamow for what it is instead of thinking about the logistics that goes into maintaining or upgrading the park. “I’m looking forward to enjoying Wakamow for what it is and not what needs to get done. I can enjoy the work that has been done like everyone else and enjoy the beauty of the park. Moose Jaw is so fortunate to have Wakamow Valley in their backyard, so they don’t have to travel very far to get in touch with nature.”

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What started as an idea is starting to grow into a community. The Wandering Market began holding their DIY Repair Hubs in November and have seen them grow with each subsequent month. “We have a customer that comes in every week to get his carrots that he juices and he said ‘have you heard of these repair cafés that are popping up all over the world?” recalled Nadine Lee from the Wandering Market. “He explained that people bring in their broken stuff and we share skills. So, I said well we should try it. Let’s do it. We have the space, so we might as well. “Now, we get together once a month and people bring in stuff that they don’t necessarily know how to fix or they just haven’t made the time.” The Wandering Market sells farm fresh food from area farmers and having the space for a monthly repair café to reduce waste fits with their clientele and their mandate. “It just fits in perfectly (with the Wandering Market),” Lee said. The DIY Repair Hub typically draws

between 12-20 people with a broad range of expertise. “We have a pretty good collection of people who have different knowledge,” Lee said. “Some people are good with sewing or who are good at fixing sewing machines or electrical or bike repair. Usually someone will put up a table with a sewing machine and then there’s an electronics table and a construction table for wood projects and gluing or whatever.” The next Repair Hub will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. at the Wandering Market (461 Athabasca St. E.). Subsequent Repair Hubs are announced on the DIY Repair Hub’s Facebook page. The community around the Repair Hub has grown organically as more people use it and chip in to repair goods. “We actually didn’t do too much planning because we’re all really busy. We thought ‘let’s just start it and then we’ll adjust whatever needs to be adjusted’ instead of putting all of this work in and never getting anything done,” Lee said. “So, we just meet and it ends up being a really good mix. “It’s amazing the amount of stuff we get fixed in two hours. There’s always a long list. What I do is, throughout the month, I have a box of stuff and throw it in the box and then bring it on Saturday night and do it all on Saturday night. It’s really fun too.”

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From The Kitchen H o m e m a d e d o u g h n u t s b r i n g h appy m e m o r ie s By Joyce Walter For Moose Jaw Express

Long before commercial outlets opened to sell all kinds of doughnuts and sweet treats, homemakers had their own recipes with which to create a variety of deep-fried or panfried delicacies. This week’s recipes come from the family recipe box and a favourite cookbook. ••• Mom’s Cake Doughnuts 1 cup sugar 2 1/2 tbsps. lard or butter 3 eggs 1 cup milk 4 tsps. baking powder 1/4 tsp. cinnamon 1/4 tsp. nutmeg 1 tsp. salt 3 1/2 cups flour (more or less) 6 lbs. lard Mix sugar, lard, eggs and milk until smooth. Combine dry ingredients then add to egg mixture. Using too much flour will make doughnuts dry. Place dough onto floured board and roll out. Use a doughnut cutter to cut dough. Remove centres and set aside. Melt lard in electric deep dryer or deep pan on medium high heat. Be careful of splatters. Drop doughnuts into hot fat. Use the end of a wooden spoon to turn doughnuts as they

cook. Fry until light brown on both sides. Use end of spoon to remove from fat. Cool on brown paper placed over racks. Continue frying remainder of cut doughnuts. Place centres into fat and fry until golden. Place immediately in a brown paper bag in which has been placed a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. Shake to cover then remove to cool on brown paper — doughnut holes before the term became popular. Regular-sized doughnuts may also be dredged in cinnamon-sugar, if desired. Note: the six lbs. of lard will be enough to cook five recipes of doughnuts. Let fat cool before disposal in a safe manne ••• Sharon’s Mom’s Raised Doughnuts 1 envelope of yeast 1/2 cup water 1 tsp. sugar 1 1/2 cups milk 1/4 cup butter 3 eggs 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. vanilla 5 cups sifted flour Dissolve yeast in the water and add 1 tsp. sugar.

Scald the milk then add the butter and stir until it melts. Remove from stove and set aside to cool. Cream the eggs, sugar, salt and vanilla. Add the milk and yeast mixtures and combine. Gradually add the flour until a soft dough forms. Place in a large bowl, cover and let rise. Work down once or twice. Transfer dough to a floured board. Roll out and cut with doughnut cutter. Let cut doughnuts rise for 30 minutes. Fry in hot fat until golden brown. Glaze or shake into cinnamon sugar. Makes 4 1/2 dozen. ••• Mennonite Doughnuts 1 cup flour 2 tbsps. butter 2 eggs 1 cup rich milk 2 tsps. baking powder 1/2 tsp. soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. nutmeg 3 cups flour Beat eggs, butter and sugar together. Dissolve soda in milk. Sift flour, salt and baking powder together. Add nutmeg and add to egg mixture. Beat well. On a floured board, roll out as soft dough as can be handled. Cut and fry in deep fat. Joyce Walter can be reached at

- Moose Jaw’s Source for News! dren can achieve their highest potential. The gift of time is even more valuable when it promotes literacy. Storytelling and literacy activities with our children or grandchildren is a great way to celebrate Family Day.

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“The best inheritance parents can give to their children is a few minutes of their time each day.” This is a worthwhile thought to ponder as we approach the Family Day holiday. Raising a family has always required a lot of effort, and it becomes more so in our busy lives as we try to balance work and family time. Our government recognizes that supporting families is key to our future. The most obvious support to families is our public education system. The Ministry of Education is committed to improving the learning success and well-being of all Saskatchewan children and youth, and the enhancement of family literacy. Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week, from February 10th to 16th this year, happens annually the week prior to Family Day in Saskatchewan. First and foremost, Teacher/ Staff Appreciation Week highlights the invaluable work of education professionals. It also brings to mind the shared responsibility of school staff and parents in promoting literacy and educating our children. Family Literacy Day last month raised awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in literacy-related activities as a family. Family participation in building literacy skills leads to greater involvement and success at school and work, and in the community, benefitting all of Saskatchewan. The government supports literacy development by funding eight family literacy hubs across the province and 20 summer literacy camps every year. The family literacy hubs are a provincial network of eight organizations that work with community organizations locally to identify family literacy needs and develop programming. Indigenous peoples used the tradition of storytelling for educating youth. We have much to learn from this valuable custom. Storytelling is one of the oldest traditions in some indigenous cultures, which is why the provincial government proclaims February each year as Aboriginal Storytelling month. For 15 years, libraries, schools and organizations across Saskatchewan have been hosting Aboriginal Storytelling events throughout the month of February. The 2019 Aboriginal Storytelling month of activities and events was launched at Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Moose Jaw last week. If you’re looking for something to do as a family on Family Day weekend, it will be a Free Fishing weekend in Saskatchewan from February 16th to 18th. Children under 16 do not need a license at any time during the fishing season, but this weekend Moms and Dads, Grandmas and Grandpas, and Aunts and Uncles can try out ice fishing with the kids for free. Wakamow Valley will be hosting WinterFest at Kiwanis River Park on Saturday, February 16th from 11am to 3pm. The free family event will include snowshoeing, Christmas tree toss, crafts, games, wagon rides, axe throwing and a concession. During the following week of the school break, the Moose Jaw Public Library also has some great activities for families. Thank you to all educational staff for the work you do to help families so their chil-

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The Moose Jaw and District Food Bank is looking for new board members to join its team. The Food Bank says they are looking for at least three new board members currently but could also use up to six (6) new members. Assistant Manager at the Food Bank, Deann Little says serving on their board is a great volunteer experience whether you have served on a board before or not. Little outlined what becoming a member of the board entails. “Serving on the board requires attending board meetings that are held once a month, (except July & August), sometimes attending special planning meetings. We also encourage board members to attend one fooddrive throughout the year.� The Food Bank made a similar call to the community for members last year. “We did have some interest from our call last year for board members, but no new applications.� Little says becoming a member of the board provides great opportunities for an individual and gives them a chance to give back to the community. “The benefit of joining our board is that it is a great way to give back

Assistant Manager Deann Little gives a tour of the Food Bank last year. (file photo) to our community. The experience is also great for a person who has never served on a board before. We welcome those who are new to being on a board as well as

any one who has experience. Were looking for community minded team players who want to make a difference in the area of food security in Moose Jaw,� she noted. There are also upcoming volunteer opportunities available. “We also have some on-going renovations that need to be completed in our Food Bank that we can always use volunteers for.� The new Board Chair of the Moose Jaw & District Food bank is Daycee Richardson. Richardson succeeds Brian Harrison who retired last year. The Moose Jaw & District Food Bank was established on October 23, 1984 as a local not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to providing a collection and redistribution system for surplus and donated food in the region. Today, they serve over 850 families each month, with 1 in 10 households in the community accessing services during the year. To become part of the team or apply to volunteer as a board member, you can contact the MJ Food Bank at 306.692.2911 or email; visit them at 305 Fairford St. W for a tour of the facility.

Folk and roots singer to perform in Moose Jaw as part of Western Canadian Tour Sasha-Gay Lobban Singer and songwriter, Stephen Hardy Palmer is on a Western Canadian tour and will be making his way to Moose Jaw on Saturday, February 16 with a performance of his newest album, ‘The Journey in Story and Song’. Palmer will be performing at the Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery Theatre, accompanied by Moose Jaw’s Kelly Sapergia on keyboard. The show will start at 7:00 p.m. Tickets will be $15 at the door. ‘The Journey in Story and Song’ is Palmer’s fifth studio album. It is dedicated to his late wife Lorraine Beverley Hill. “This album is dedicated to my sweet wife Lorraine. We lived in Moose Jaw for 10 years. The album talks about our love and takes listeners on a journey of our relationship. Some songs are about her while some are about life in general,�

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The 2019 PRISM Awards Nominees.

The annual PRISM Awards Gala is fast-approaching and the tickets for the event are also selling out fast. The Business Women of Moose Jaw PRISM Awards committee is encouraging everyone to get their tickets as soon as possible for the Saturday, March 2 event to be held at the Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Macoun

Lounge, starting at 6:30 pm. “The tickets for the March 2 Awards night are going very quickly. So please don’t delay in purchasing. We expect to SELL OUT,” said the PRISM Awards Committee. Nominees for this year’s PRISM Awards will attend free. However, nominators and guests can purchase tickets online at Individual Tickets are $85/person while a table of eight (8) is $600. The night will include appetizers and entertainment. Tickets are non-refundable but they are transferable. There will be FREE parking in the Sask. Polytechnic parking lots and the PRISM Awards will also offer a free safe ride home program.

The PRISM Awards Gala Evening also serves as a fundraiser for the Moose Jaw Transition House. Each year, the community nominates over 20 women from the community who have done outstanding work and have made a tremendous impact. The women are nominated for different categories— Perseverance, Role Model, Influential, Successful, Mentor as well as Youth Achievement and Lifetime Achievement. The 2019 PRISM Awards Nominees are: PERSEVERANCE - Emmy Barr and Tina Couzens ROLE MODEL - Nicole Radfelder,

Kyra Klassen, Muriel (Mickey) Gower, Robyn Cunningham INFLUENTIAL - Jacki L’Heureux, Dawn Froats, Crystal Froese, Glady Pierce SUCCESSFUL - Kyra Klassen, Tracy Valgardsson Enns, Tahnie Macdiarmid, Tereen Mowry MENTOR - Tahnie Macdiarmid, Bonnie Nelson YOUTH ACHIEVEMENT - Kaia Isenor; Jenna Meili, Allison Grajczyk-Jelinski, Ryann Handley LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Vicki Watson, Betty Butler, Cheryl Bellamy




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Pay down debt or save money? How to allocate your cash By Sarah Skidmore Sell | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

It’s one of the most common questions financial advisers hear: should I prioritize paying down debt or building up savings? People have a cozy relationship with debt _ student loans, credit cards and car loans are commonplace. Debt can help advance your life, for example by paying for an education to get a job or buying a car to get to work. But paying it back also uses up money that could be set aside for emergencies, retirement or other expenses. Research shows most Americans are ill-prepared to face a minor financial hiccup, let alone the cost of retirement. So how do you meet these competing demands? We talked to a few financial experts for their tips. ASSESS First, take a good look at what you’re up against. How much debt do you have and at what interest rates? How much savings do you have? Other questions to consider: are you only making minimum payments? Are your finances a source of stress in your life? Then look at your budget - knowing how much money you have to work with will help you figure out what is feasible moving forward. The budget is the key to unlocking solutions. PLAN Come up with a strategy you can stick with.

A successful plan will address both debt and savings in concert, to make the most of the money you do have. It’s not about focusing on one issue then moving on to the next, but rather a matter of determining where your spending priority is. A rule of thumb is to allocate 20 per cent of your takehome pay to savings and debt payments. How you divvy that up will depend on your priorities. One thing the experts agree on: make emergency savings a top priority. Don’t worry about getting several months of savings set aside. Even $500 can provide peace of mind. This allows you to handle life’s unexpected emergencies, like a car repair or lost cellphone, without further running up debt. Tackling your highest interest rate debt needs to be near the top too. The average interest rate on credit cards is around 17 per cent and more interest rate hikes are anticipated in the near future. Compare that to the single-digit interest rate you might get from a standard savings account and it’s an easy decision. It’s the best time ever to not carry a balance. Calculate how long it will take to pay off your debt _ knowing that date will remind you there’s light at the end of the tunnel. Then think about your lower-interest rate debt like federal student loans. While it may be tempting to turn your back on longer-term savings, don’t - that is just trading today’s financial ruin for another down

the road. Don’t overlook opportunities for workplace retirement savings accounts, particularly if your employer matches your contribution. Failing to give at least the amount up to that level is like leaving money on the table, said Paul Golden of the National Endowment for Financial Education. Some employers may have additional benefits to help with saving or paying down student loans. That helps them reach both financial goals of retirement savings and student loan repayment. If you find you simply cannot make minimum payments on your debts or have exhausted your financial options, reach out for help through a non-profit credit counselling organization. © 2018 The Canadian Press

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Afraid of a challenge to your Estate or Will? Here are some options By James Steele, Lawyer

Having a Will is meant to provide you with comfort. If done right, a Will makes sure your family gets their inheritance, and there are no costly legal battles about who gets what. Yet, all too often Wills are challenged in court. These fights can cause a lot of emotional turmoil and family tensions, and sometimes eat up the estate in legal costs. However, there are things you can do to help avoid your own Will being challenged. A typical case? I practise a lot in the area of estate litigation. Let’s take a hypothetical but common scenario. “Tom” is 85 years old and lives in a small town in Saskatchewan. He is a widower and has a son and a daughter. His son lives in Nova Scotia and does not visit Tom much. Tom’s daughter, however, lives near Tom with her family. In 2010, after his wife died, Tom made a new Will. It gave everything equally to his two children – a pretty standard Will. The children were aware of this 2010 Will. In later years, Tom becomes more frail and dependent. Tom gives up his driver’s license. He goes out of his home less and less. Tom relies on his daugh-

ter for medical needs, and errands. Tom feels grateful. The son doesn’t see much of this, as he is living out of province. All the while, the son calls Tom on holidays, and notices Tom is more and more forgetful, although Tom is still his cheerful self. During this time, Tom make a new Will. He uses a homemade Will kit. He asks his daughter to buy a Will kit for him, and Tom fills it out. A friend of the daughter acts as one witness, and the daughter is the other witness (this is bad idea, as shown below) Tom leaves 70% to his daughter, and 30% to his son. He gives the daughter extra, because Tom is grateful to his daughter for the help, but still wants something to go to his son and the son’s family. Tom names the daughter as executor. That means her job is to gather up all the assets owned by Tom, pay the debts, and then distribute what’s left under the terms of the Will. Tom never tells his son about the new Will, not wishing to risk any turmoil in the family. A challenge begins: Tom passes away. The son learns of the new Will. The son has suspicions and feels this unequal treatment couldn’t have been intended by his dad. The daughter tries to explain, but the

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son cannot help having concerns about whether his dad was taken advantage of. After all, Tom was forgetful on the phone. Thus, maybe Tom lacked mental capacity when he made the new Will? Or maybe pressure was put on Tom? After all, Tom was living alone, and maybe the daughter used her visits to pressure him? The son decides to hire a lawyer to challenge the new Will. The daughter hires a lawyer to defend the new Will. Both sides go to court and eventually each spend tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees. Eventually they agree to a compromise, but it takes up years, emotion and a lot money. What lessons does this teach us? What can we learn from the above scenario? 1. First, having a lawyer properly draft your Will, can be a good investment. A lawyer should know what questions to ask a Will-maker and will keep good notes. In terms of avoiding a challenge, the lawyer will meet with a Will-maker alone, and make sure the Will-maker is of a sound mind and is not acting under pressure. Then, if a challenge is later brought, the lawyer’s notes can be very helpful as evidence in clearing up any confusion. Lawyers can also benefit you, as they are better able to put up estate-planning firewalls to ensure your wishes are followed to the letter. 2. Second, the notes of a lawyer are more independent evidence, than the evidence of a beneficiary. Here, right or wrong, any evidence of Tom’s daughter may unfortunately be seen as potentially conflicted. She has a personal interest in upholding the Will. The other witness – the daughter’s friend – is also not totally independent, as she is a friend of the daughter. 3. A lawyer will also make sure the Will is executed properly (e.g. the right wording is used to describe assets,

and the proper signatures are applied). Here, for example, the daughter should not have acted as a witness. A person who receives a gift under a Will, should not be a witness, as it can lead to that person’s gift being void. 4. Finally, when a Will-maker has died without explaining a new Will to a disappointed child, too often the child assumes the worst. A Will-maker should tell their children about all new Wills, and not leave any surprises to be discovered only after you have passed on. Summary There is a good chance that Will challenges in Saskatchewan will only get more common in the coming years. There is a large transfer of wealth, from one generation to the next, which is occurring as we speak. Moreover, baby boomers are living longer and require added care, often delivered by one of their children. Sometimes there is one family member stepping up and providing care. If the Will-maker later changes their Will and gives more property to the primary caregiver, the rest of the family can be hurt and surprised after the Will-maker has died. In my experience, many people wish to challenge a Will are shocked or disappointed by what it says. However, situations of suspicious family members can be avoided. With the right planning and communication up front, you can better ensure that your wishes are smoothly followed when it counts the most. Contacting a Lawyer on this Subject James Steele’s preferred practise area is estate litigation, including will challenges, issues surrounding executors, joint account disputes, etc. For more information on this subject, contact James Steele at 1 306 933 1338. The above is for general information only. Parties should always seek legal advice prior to taking action in specific situations.

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Local investment leads to creation of 15,000 jobs in Saskatchewan When consumers shop within their community, we all benefit from job creation and dollars staying in our local economy. If the same formula is applied to investment dollars, a similar spinoff effect takes place, but on a much larger scale. An example of this can be found right here at home in Saskatchewan, with Solido Design Automation, now Mentor, a Siemens Business – a company building software that designs chips for smartphones. The Saskatoon-based company’s rise was boosted after it benefited from early investment of local dollars and expertise from Saskatchewan’s Golden Opportunities Fund allowing it to grow into the world-leading machine learning technology company it is today. For this Saskatoon-based company, local investment was the difference between the company being founded in Saskatchewan or another location. Kris Breen, Director of Customer Enablement at Mentor, a Siemens Business explains “In the early years you go where the resources to build your company are, as a Saskatchewan team having local investment capital meant we could build Solido in Saskatchewan.” When capital comes with expertise and guidance it’s even more valuable. “Having an idea and an algo-

From left to right: The team at Mentor, a Siemens Business located in Saskatoon, SK, Alex Fallon, President and CEO of SREDA, Wanda Hunchak, Executive Vice President of Westcap Mgt. Ltd. (Fund Manager of Golden Opportunities Fund)

rithm is one thing, building that into a company that is successful across the globe is another thing – that takes strong partners – and we were glad to have Golden Opportunities with us along the way.” Breen added that they were excited to announce that after acquisition by global industry-leader Siemens in November 2017, the company would not only remain in Saskatchewan but would continue to invest in growth having increased the number of local Saskatoon jobs by more than 50 per cent with plans to continue growth locally. This is just one of many success stories coming from investments made by Golden Opportunities. The Saskatchewan fund has invested into over 130 Saskatchewan businesses since its inception 20 years ago. An Economic Impact Study released by the Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA) on the Fund’s 20th anniversary estimates that this investment has led to an economic impact of $3 billion and the creation of more than 15,000 jobs

all right here in the Province of Saskatchewan. SREDA President and CEO Alex Fallon added that this is a great “made in Saskatchewan” success story. “The results of the study validate what we’ve been saying for years – Saskatchewan is a great place to start and grow a business,” Fallon said. “The fact that Golden Opportunities’ investments have helped create so many jobs in our Province is great news for the local economy.” The impact of Golden Opportunities in Saskatchewan is possible because of the money invested at home by Saskatchewan people. These dollars have impacted 88% of Saskatchewan’s towns and cities. As the Fund looks back over 2 decades since it first launched, it is remarkable to see the growth in our Province. “We are invested in sectors that are driving the Saskatchewan economy. Saskatchewan people are innovators and problem solvers and we are bringing new technologies to the rest of the world. Golden Opportunities invests in sectors such as agriculture and healthcare and the Fund helps to ensure that successful Saskatchewan businesses stay and grow in Saskatchewan as we pass these companies down to the next generation that will continue to move forward and innovate,” comments Wanda Hunchak, Executive Vice President of Westcap Mgt. Ltd., Fund Manager of Golden Opportunities Fund. “Often, these are the companies that are the cornerstone of communities across Saskatchewan creating local jobs. We have the best job in the world, in the best place in the world.” With 1 in 20 of Saskatchewan’s taxpayers currently invested – keeping their money invested at home – it is the people across Saskatchewan that have provided the opportunity for these local companies here in Saskatchewan.


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Diversification and Risk By Gayland Panko There are two types of investment risk, Systematic (non-diversifiable) and Non-systematic (which is diversifiable).

My Financial Management professor, when asked for his single best investment advice, responded simply, “Diversify”. Real estate investment can be diversified in three main ways: • Geographical location. • Investment Ownership: whole ownership, syndication, joint ventures, debt, and any number of creative mixes. • Property Type. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket When I started investing in Saskatoon 5 years ago, the Cap rates were dropping, vacancy was less than 1%, inventory for sale was almost non-existent, and rents were increasing like clockwork twice a year. Every investor in Saskatchewan was a genius and millionaires were being made every day. Two years later, rents were $150 to $300 lower and still dropping, vacancies in some parts of the city were over 50%, and condo units were being turned onto the rental market daily to recover some carrying costs. I had one particular 24 unit apartment building that had always been full, in great condition, and I had just raised rents $150/suite one year earlier. My property manager had been too scared to report the news to me when multiple vacancy notices happened all at once. I didn’t find out until there were only 10 tenants left. 14 long term tenants vacated in two months! I know some readers will refuse to believe this type of thing can ever happen to them, because they manage themselves. I definitely agree that nobody will manage your property as well as you will, but I promise that you can’t control everything. If you have the time to devote to self managing and can

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still effectively balance the rest of your personal, business, and family life, you will have an advantage over the rest of us. If you continually grow your portfolio, you will eventually outgrow self-management because it will no longer be physically possible. That fall my building went from positive $5000/month cash flow to losing around $5000 every month. If that had been my only building, I would have been sunk like Leo on the Titanic. Fortunately for me, I had other apartments in other cities, as well as retail and office properties. My other commercial properties didn’t suffer to the same degree that multifamily in Saskatoon did, so I was able to service my debt shortfall (some months as much as $10,000) with income from my other properties. Because I was diversified, I was able to keep servicing my mortgage while I cleaned up the mess the property management company left. By now there were landlords all over the city realizing, “Houston, we have a problem.” I fired the property management company and was able to turn this disaster around over the next 12 months, but it literally cost me thousands of dollars. A fellow investor friend of mine who is a very experienced landlord had a 12-unit building in the same area of town. I called him one day to see if he was struggling as bad as I was. “How bad is your vacancy on the west side?” I asked. “I’m 100% vacant.” “Oh.” Uncomfortable silence. He was also fortunate to be diversified because he had about 100 doors in different areas of the city, which saw increases to vacancy of up to 15 to 20%, but that was still much better than 100% empty!

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Systematic Risk Systematic risks (or market level risks) can’t be reduced by diversification. They are market level risks such as Inflation, Currency valuation, and the Economy. If you buy a house in a small oil town in Alberta, expect to have huge swings over the years as the price of oil ebbs and flows. This is an example of high systematic risk. If you were to buy an apartment in downtown Toronto, don’t expect to be rolling in cash flow when oil is over $100/barrel like your friend in Alberta, but you also won’t experience the same degree of systematic risk. There is empirical evidence that the market compensates higher risk by offering greater potential rewards. You should always see higher possible returns in smaller towns and communities that experience higher levels of systematic risk. Large urban centers will generally have lower returns, due to the fact that they are less vulnerable to market level risks. Non-Systematic Risk Diversifiable risk is known as non-systemic risk. Investment properties come in all shapes and sizes, and usually we like to focus on a particular style of property in a particular location. This makes sense after all, since we can study a market and investment style and become an expert much quicker and easier than trying to be a jack-ofall-trades. The trade off is that we are subjecting ourselves to non-systemic risk that could otherwise be reduced. Standard Deviation Investment projections have two parts: Expected Return and Standard Deviation. The higher the volatility of a property investment, the higher the standard deviation will be. An example might be a relatively sta-

ble apartment building with an expected return of 8% with a standard deviation of 4% (+/-). That means the ROI could be anywhere from 4% to 12%. I don’t know how to quantify something like Bitcoin, but my guess is it might have an expected return of 15%, with a standard deviation of +/-1000%. Adding more investment properties to your portfolio can reduce deviation. By simply increasing your investments from 1 property to 2, you will reduce the standard deviation by 24%. 8 to 10 properties will reduce the risk by 50%. Correlation Correlation measures the degree to which two securities move in relation to each other. A correlation of 1.0 means that two investments are basically identical and move in equilibrium with each other, with no diversifiable benefit. A negative correlation means if one goes up, the other will go down, thereby hedging your risk. Real estate is very negatively correlated to stocks and bonds, which is why any good financial manager will include real estate in every stock portfolio. This is also why you should always have a bit of stocks, bonds, and cash in a portfolio; especially if your entire net worth is equity in your primary residence. Risk is inherent in every property or product that we invest in. We cannot eliminate it, but we should know how to effectively manage it with diversification. Gayland Panko is a former cattle rancher turned commercial real estate investor and syndicator. He and his family split their time between Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and Puerto Aventuras, Mexico. He has won multiple real estate investing awards, has Certificates from Cornell University in Financial Management, as well as Hotel and Asset Management, and is a Real Estate Investment Advisor (REIA). Reach out him at



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2019 Benefit Payments Calendar Canada Pension Plan

Includes the Canadian Pension Plan (CPP) retirement pension and disability, children’s and survivor benefits. Payment dates: February 26, 2019 March 27, 2019 April 26, 2019 May 29, 2019 June 26, 2019 July 29, 2019 August 28, 2019 September 26, 2019 October 29, 2019 November 27, 2019 December 20, 2019

Old Age Security

Includes Old Age Security pension, Guaranteed Income Supplement, Allowance and Allowance for the Survivor. Payment dates: February 26, 2019 March 27, 2019 April 26, 2019 May 29, 2019 June 26, 2019 July 29, 2019 August 28, 2019 September 26, 2019 October 29, 2019 November 27, 2019 December 20, 2019

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Disability pension Payment dates: February 27, 2019 March 28, 2019 April 29, 2019 May 30, 2019 June 27, 2019 July 30, 2019 August 29, 2019 September 27, 2019 October 30, 2019 November 28, 2019 December 23, 2019

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Allowance for the Survivor This program provides a monthly non-taxable benefit to low-income widows who are not yet eligible for the Old Age Security pension. Toll-Free: 1-800-277-9914 Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Retirement Pension

The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Retirement Pension provides a monthly taxable benefit to retired contributors. Toll-Free: 1-800-277-9914 Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) This program provides a monthly non-taxable benefit to low-income Old Age Security recipients. Toll-Free: 1-800-277-9914

Saskatchewan Pension Plan (SPP) Saskatchewan Pension Plan is a voluntary, money purchase plan for people who want an easy way to accumulate funds for retirement. The Plan is available to people between 18 and 71 years of age. Toll-Free: 1-800-667-7153

Old Age Security (OAS) This pension provides a monthly taxable benefit to persons 65 years of age and over. Toll-Free: 1-800-277-9914

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Survivor’s Pension The Canada Pension (CPP) survivor’s pension is pad to the person, who at the time of death, is the legal spouse or common-law partner of the deceased contributor. If you are a separated legal spouse and the deceased had no common-law partner, you may quality for this benefit. Toll-Free: 1-800-277-9914

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10 Ways to Put Your Tax Refund to Work The annual spring ritual is already underway - the mailout of tax-refund cheques to millions of Canadians. The average refund for 2016 was $1,645* - not a huge windfall, but still a sum that would be a shame to fritter away. As you know, your tax refund is not found money - it was your money all along that you lent Ottawa interest-free for the year. It’s money that could go back to work for you. Here are some suggestions: 1. Contribute to your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) Make a lump sum payment contribution for the current tax year. Not only will it ease the pressure when next RRSP season rolls around, but the sooner you make your annual contribution, the sooner it starts compounding in a tax-sheltered environment. Or, depending on your situation, you may opt to “top up” and make the maximum annual contribution possible or “catch up” by using up any carry-forward room. If you borrowed money to make an RRSP contribution last year, use your refund to help pay down the loan. You will save on interest charges (which are not tax deductible) and free up the money that would otherwise go to your monthly loan payments. Use those funds instead to make monthly contributions to your RRSP for the

current tax year. If you are in a higher marginal tax rate than your spouse, another option is to contribute to a spousal RRSP. You receive an immediate tax deduction on the contribution and can potentially reduce future income taxes in retirement if your spouse withdraws the funds at a lower marginal tax rate. 2. Pay down your mortgage Whether it’s best to contribute to your RRSP or pay down your mortgage depends on a number of factors, including the remaining mortgage term, years to retirement, future rate of investment return and your marginal tax rate. Sometimes it just “feels right” to pay down your mortgage. Do it often enough and your mortgage payments will be reduced, making it easier to fund regular RRSP contributions. 3. Pay down debt If you have consumer debt and other non-deductible loans, now is a good time to pay them off. Start with the highest cost first, such as credit cards with double-digit interest rates. 4. Top up an RESP A Registered Education Savings Plan is a great way to save for your child or grandchild’s post-secondary education and realize potential tax savings. You can also take advantage of the Cana-

dian Education Savings Grant, which matches 20% on up to $2,500 of your annual RESP contributions, subject to a maximum CESG of $7,200. 5. Invest outside your RRSP If your RRSPs and RESPs are maxed out, now could be a good time to consider alternative investment strategies, such as a Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA) contribution, that will allow you to accumulate additional tax-sheltered savings. 6. Beef up your emergency fund Every household should have an emergency fund that’s sufficient to cover three to six months’ worth of expenses in an easily accessible, liquid investment such as a money market fund. If yours doesn’t measure up, your tax refund can give it a needed boost. 7. Avoid the splurge urge Unless you really need to, avoid the urge to “invest” in depreciable assets such as a new car or some other toy. Even small amounts invested over the long term can help you achieve your financial goals. 8. Give to charity Share your windfall by making a charitable donation. It’s a win-win situation. You not only contribute to a good cause, but also receive an income tax credit that can be used to offset your personal taxes. 9. Buy some peace of mind While no one likes to think about being stricken by a serious disease or injury, the best time to protect yourself against the potentially devastating financial effect that a critical illness could have upon your investment portfolio is while you’re still healthy. You may want to investigate using your refund to purchase critical illness insurance and avoid the possibility of having to dip into your RRSP or liquidate some holdings should the unthinkable happen.

to the government by overpaying your taxes. That’s not the best financial planning strategy. Resolve not to receive a tax refund next year by starting year-round tax planning today. For example, if you make regular RRSP contributions, or if you make your entire contribution early in the year, you can apply to the CRA via your employer to have your withholding tax reduced. This will improve your monthly cash flow so you can get your money working in your best interest sooner and more effectively. Remember, your personal finances are unique to you. Only a properly laid out financial plan can help you figure out what may be the best avenue. Contact your financial advisor today to ask about comprehensive financial planning. If you would like more information please contact Gale Toews, Financial Advisor, at Gale Toews Private Wealth Management of Raymond James Ltd. at (306)693-4430. *Source: “Pretty soon, the CRA could be doing your tax return for you — but for now try ‘Auto-fill’”, Financial Post, April 2016 Raymond James advisors are not tax advisors and we recommend that clients seek independent advice from a professional advisor on tax-related matters. Securities-related products and services are offered through Raymond James Ltd., Member Canadian Investor Protection Fund. Insurance products and services are offered through Raymond James Financial Planning Ltd., which is not a Member-Canadian Investor Protection Fund. Securities-related products and services are offered through Raymond James Ltd., Member Canadian Investor Protection Fund. Insurance products and services are offered through Raymond James Financial Planning Ltd., which is not a Member-Canadian Investor Protection Fund.

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Are RRSP’s right for me? By Mike Biette, CPA, CMA February in Canada means two things, spring is right around the corner and so is filing your taxes! Canadian tax returns are due by April 30th each year, and one of the only things you can do after December 31st to affect your prior years’ tax return is contribute to a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP). But how does someone know if they should contribute to their RRSP? When is it beneficial and when is it better to invest somewhere else? What is the difference between RRSP’s and the TFSA (Tax Free Savings Account)? By knowing a few of these basic concepts, as well as when and how to utilize them properly, you can both save yourself thousands of dollars in taxes as well as prevent unwanted penalties from CRA (Canada Revenue Agency). Think of both RRSP’s and TFSA’s as 2 separate umbrellas. Neither one is “an investment” by itself, but rather an umbrella that you put OVER TOP of whatever qualifying investment you choose to protect from tax. An RRSP “umbrella” defers taxes owing on the initial contribution and all growth within this account. Once the money is withdrawn from the RRSP umbrella, the taxpayer pays tax on both the initial invested money as well as any growth along the way.

“umbrella” guarantees that all the earnings generated within this account (interest, dividends and capital gains) will never be subject to Canadian tax when they are withdrawn. How do I choose which “umbrella” to use? There are many factors that can go into deciding which investment “umbrella” is right for you – your financial advisor or accountant can best help you determine this based on your individual situation. The RRSP umbrella will save you tax based on the tax bracket you are in, so the higher your income – the more you may save. This is a great tool to use for Retirement Savings or saving up for a future home. If you have children under 18 – an RSP can also help to increase the Canada Child Benefit (the monthly payment you receive for your children) by as much as 23% of the RRSP contribution amount per year! The Deadline for contributing to your RRSP this year is Friday March 1st. Any contributions between Jan 1 – March 1st 2019 MUST be reported on your 2018 tax return and can help to reduce the taxes you owe (or increase your refund) when you file, while simultaneously increasing your child tax credits.

The TFSA umbrella can be used either for long A TFSA can hold similar savings and investments term savings and investments or short term savings, as an RRSP (including cash, GIC’s, stocks, bonds, as the investments can be withdrawn at any time. Special mutual funds, and ETFs). Although you don’t get Feature However, be careful about moving investments in any initial tax savings on your tax return, the TFSA and out of this umbrella, as CRA can penalize you if

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Raging Markets, Calm Investors Roiling stock markets can test the faith of even the most stalwart investors. During such times, they also shed light on the importance of maintaining a disciplined investment strategy. Here are six things to remember: Don’t panic Resist getting emotional when markets get volatile. Remember, market volatility is an intrinsic part of investing and the rise and fall of the markets is natural over time. A decli ne is always followed by recovery and growth. The real danger of panic selling in a declining market is that it converts a temporary paper loss in investment value into a real financial loss for the investor. Be patient Successful investing is a long-term commitment and requires investors to stay invested through good times and bad times alike. Over time there will be periods of stock market declines, but overwhelming historical evidence suggests that equity markets give investors the greatest possibility for long-term growth in asset value and percentage return on their investments, far superior to any other kind of investments. Develop perspective Be prepared to discount media dramatization of the daily financial fluctuations in the market. The “worst case scenarios” tend to dominate short-term news coverage, causing speculation to rise and emotion to override reason in some investors.

Review your investment strategy Volatile times in the market are good times to review the diversification of the investments in your portfolio and your asset allocation strategy. The questions to ask are: Have any fundamentals changed to affect the underlying quality and intrinsic value of my investments? Has my ability to tolerate risk changed, and as a result, should the asset allocation be re-balanced? Look for opportunities Investors in a down market often go to the sidelines and neglect to take advantage of strategic investment opportunities. Dollar cost averaging is one way to lower your cost on existing investments. By regularly investing, regardless of market conditions, the investor takes advantage of downturns in the market and reduces the average share cost over time. The other opportunity is to go looking for quality investments whose price has been dragged down by an overall market decline but whose business value and future prospects are expected to be good. Consult your financial advisor Stay in touch with your financial advisor, who would be familiar with your personal situation and can provide the counsel you need. Investing in volatile times takes some discipline, but history has shown that the investors who most successfully emerge from turbulent times are those who don’t try to time the markets and those who refuse to let emotions overrule their long term-perspectives, as they realize that over time investors who have well-diversi-

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SaskPower says energy efficient programs can save you money SaskPower offers ongoing energy- efficient programs that can save you money, both on residential and commercial properties. The company is encouraging businesses and property owners to get involved with some of their programs they say are guaranteed to save you money on a long-term basis. Megan Patterson, SaskPower Consultant, Program Planning and Customer programs, says SaskPower programs underway help customers cut back on high electricity bills. She noted, the more energy efficient we are, the better it will be for everyone and the environment. Patterson says the goal of SaskPower is to ultimately reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “Demand Side management is a key part of SaskPower’s long-term strategy to off-set the increase in demand and defer investment in new infrastructure. We have a vision of a shared cleaner energy future. Our goal is to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions from 2005 levels by 40 per cent by 2030. The easiest way to lower emissions is to use less power.” The SaskPower Energy Efficiency Programs outlined are: Commercial Walk Through Energy Assessment: SaskPower will pay 90% of the cost to have a qualified energy advisory go through a property and identify opportunities for the customer to be more efficient and save money on their power bills. The customer will receive a report with recommendations, payback periods, a presentation and will be directed to any other relevant incentive programs that are offered. This program was developed for customers who have an annual power bill of ~$30,000 or more. Online Energy Assessment for Businesses: This tool will allow customers to see an estimated breakdown of the factors

that contribute to their total energy costs and highlight steps they can take to decrease usage and costs. Commercial Lighting Incentive Program: This program provides incentives on select, premium energy-efficiency products to help business lower their electricity costs. Commercial Refrigeration Program: This helps you save money when you buy new, efficient refrigeration products like refrigerators, freezers, display cases, strip curtains, auto door closers and much more. Commercial Energy Optimization Program: This is a custom program for larger commercial customers who use over $45,000/year in power. SaskPower will help to create a plan to improve efficiencies and save money and provide incentive dollars to help make the plan a reality. SaskPower Efficiency Partner Program: This is a free program made up of a group of companies who help customers make energy efficiency choices in products and services. The benefits of membership include the ability to use SaskPower Efficiency Partners tag, being informed about programs and getting access to training by industry experts. Net Metering Program: Generate your own power and save money by using renewable energy technologies. The power generated can be used to offset your consumption. Online Energy Assessment for Homes: The majority of business owners are also home owners. This tool illustrates the factors that contribute to energy costs, provides general consumption information and ways to save on utility bills. Find out more about these programs and how you can get involved at saskpower. com.

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Students seek opportunity at Sask Polytech career fair Matthew Gourlie

It was 34C in Kochi on the southwest coast of India Wednesday. On the same day, Neenu Paily, who moved from Kochi to Moose Jaw six months ago, was braving the -38C windchill as she attended the Saskatchewan Polytechnic career fair. The Business Management student is due to graduate in April and was looking to put her best foot forward to impress prospective employers and find a job that will help her continue to pursue her dreams in Canada. “I wanted to experience a new culture. I wanted to meet new people and I want to experience all of these things, that’s why I am here,” Paily said as she talked to recruiters manning the booths at the career fair. “I am meeting people who deliver jobs in my field and I am going to apply for them and hope for the best.” More international students like Paily are being drawn to Sask Polytech’s Moose Jaw campus every year. Naomi Seaborg, a learning specialist at Conexus Credit Union, graduated from the Moose Jaw campus. She said walking into the school and the gym is like stepping into a time capsule because everything is the same as it was when she was a student, but she enjoyed meeting Paily and seeing the changing dynamic of the student body. “She has no family here. She just decided to move to Moose Jaw and go to school. It’s such an amazing story and it’s happening so often,” Seaborg said of Paily. “What makes you decide to move across the world to go to school in a place that gets to minus-30? The way people move for opportunities around the world is mind-blowing.” Even on one of the coldest days of the year, Paily

Naomi Seaborg, a learning specialist at Conexus Credit Union, talks to a student at the Saskatchewan Polytechnic career fair. (Matthew Gourlie photograph)

Jenna Parenteau, the office manager for S3 Enterprises, right, talks to Business Management student Neenu Paily at the Saskatchewan Polytechnic career fair. (Matthew Gourlie photograph)

smiles and says she is happy she decided to come to Saskatchewan to continue her education. “School is very good and our instructors are very helpful,” Paily said. “The climate is a bit hard. Even the cold is OK, but the wind... I will be flying if I go out in the wind. If it is 50 kilometre-per-hours or 60 kilometres, I cannot even go out of the room.” As students shuttled between the 60 booths looking to impress, Seaborg said she can remember what it is like to be a student trying to navigate the job market for the first time. “It’s tons of fun to be on the other side of the table and being able to challenge students and answer questions and find out what the student’s passions are,” Seaborg said. “We have tons of opportunities for students at Conexus. We’re looking for those who are intensely curious and passionate about finance.” S3 Enterprises in Swift Current is a group of companies focusing on manufacturing for the agricultural industry and their booth was a busy hub of activity. “We do everything in house, so we have everything from accounting, HR, marketing, engineering right to welding, painting, machining, we span the whole range of career opportunities. We apply to a lot of programs here,” said Jenna Parenteau, the office manager for S3 Enterprises, who is a Sask Poly alumnus before completing a university degree. “We’ve had a lot of success in the past hiring students from Sask Poly — specifically a welding program that is located in Swift Current,” she added. “We’ve hired

Neenu Paily, a Business Management student from India was at the Saskatchewan Polytechnic career fair talking to prospective employers. (Matthew Gourlie photograph)

multiple students and it’s always worked out really well for us.”





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Warriors win two of three on weekend swing

Solid goaltending key in 4-3 win over Lethbridge and 2-1 victory in Red Deer; Tribe close trip with 6-2 loss to Calgary Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

Playing three games in three nights is tough, and for the Moose Jaw Warriors the schedule finally caught up to them in Calgary on Feb. 10. The Hitmen took a 2-1 lead out of the first period and led 4-1 through two as Calgary went on to a 6-2 victory in Western Hockey League action. The loss came on the heels of two outstanding goal-tending performances that saw the Warrior defeat the Lethbridge Hurricanes 4-3 on Feb. 8 and down the Red Deer Rebels on Feb. 9. Moose Jaw now sits at 30-14-6-2 on the season and are currently eight points back of Saskatoon for second place in the East Division and eight points up on Red Deer for the first Eastern Conference wild card spot. Calgary 6 Warriors 2 Keenan Taphorn and Josh Brook scored for the Warriors while Cael Zimmerman, Mark Kastelic, Riley Stotts, Ty Carriere and Kaeden Elder all had single goals for the Hitmen. Carson Focht had three assists.

onds left in the game. Brett Davis scored the lone goal for Red Deer, the Warriors fired 21 shots at Rebels goaltender Ethan Anders.

Brodan Salmond turned aside 33 shots while Carl Stankowski had 20 saves for Calgary. Warriors 2, Red Deer 1 Brayden Tracey and Tristin Langan scored goals 3:41 seconds apart late in the second period to give the Warriors the win in Red Deer. Adam Evanoff was busy in the Tribe net as he turned aside 47 shots and lost his shutout bid with only 41 sec-

Warriors 4, Lethbridge 3 Warriors netminder Brodan Salmond faced 50 shots – including 21 in the first period alone – and still came away with the overtime win. Josh Brook scored 35 seconds into the extra period as the Warriors overcame an early 3-1 deficit. Salmond turned aside 17 shots in the second period and 12 in the final frame to earn the win. Brook and Justin Almeida finished the game with two goals and four points each. Jake Elmer had a goal and two assists for Lethbridge, Taylor Ross and Calen Addison adding single markers. Carl Tetachuk turned aside 21 shots in the loss. Next action for the Tribe is Feb. 14 against the Edmonton Oil Kings (7 p.m., Mosaic Place).

Generals getting down to nitty gritty with five games left in season Local squad sitting eight points back of playoff spot after 1-2 week in SMAAAHL action Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

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Generals 3, Notre Dame Argos 1 Cody Davis scored on the power play midway through the first and Jaxon Georget added a shorthanded marker with 15 seconds left in the second period, providing all the offence the Generals would need as Reece Hodson turned aside 29 shots for the win. Brendan Kemp added an empty netter with 25 seconds left in the game. The Generals are back in action Wednesday when they travel to Wilcox to face the Notre Dame Argos.

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Winners of the Emerald Graphics high school athletes of the month for January include Logan Findlay (Peacock basketball), Melissa Ellis (Briercrest Christian Academy basketball), Ryan Young (Briercrest Christian Academy basketball), Shaad Salido (Central wrestling), Alexis Bradish (Central wrestling), Kaleb Mercer (Cornerstone Christian School volleyball and basketball), Natalie Moggey (Riverview basketball) and Ryann Handley (Vanier wrestling).

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Gower still going strong on ice at 99

Staying active one of Moose Jaw curler’s keys to longevity Randy Palmer | Moose Jaw Express

Mickey Gower shows off her curling stick delivery. When it comes to experience on the curling ice, few players are going to come out ahead of Moose Jaw’s Mickey Gower. If you take up a sport before the Second World War and are still playing in 2019, there’s a pretty good chance you’re going to have a bit more ice time under your belt than the average player. So, there Gower was on a chilly Thursday morning at the Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre, curling stick in hand, as she answered questions from the assembled media about just how she does it after so many years. Because when you’re 99 years old – that’s right, 99 – and still playing any sport, you’re going to attract a bit of attention. “It was just something fun to do so we started doing it,” Gower explained when asked about her beginnings in curling back in her hometown of Central Butte.

“I started curling in high school, but we never had an opportunity to get a rink together to do anything. Back then you had to have your own rocks and my dad had two of them, but they were too heavy. So we had to rush to the rink to get the lighter ones if we could get them... we were pretty young, which is why they were so heavy for us; I think they were about 43 pounds if I remember right.” Rock trouble aside, Gower’s love for the game took root and never let up. Once she married and had a family, there wasn’t as much time for the sport – but once the kids were out of the house and there were a few more openings, it was back on the ice regularly. And since 1955, Gower has been a fixture on the pebble and at the curling club. Even if she’s not quite as busy these days. “I loved it, I loved the sociability of it and I loved competing... I like to win,” Gower said with a laugh. “We used to go to the southern playdowns all the time, with two or three different rinks, when I was curling with curlers who were quite a bit better than me. And we curled in a lot of bonspiels; we won quite a few prizes over the years. Now I come to watch quite a bit, have coffee and socialize.” Like many recreational curlers, the end of winter didn’t mean the end of sports for Gower. No, that was when the golf links would come calling, and you could find Gower on the course in summer almost as often as she was on the ice in winter. That even includes last summer, when she played the Deer Ridge Par 3 layout. “I think as long as I keep going and doing these things, I believe I’ll stay healthy,” Gower said. “That’s always important.” Mickey’s son Gregg has watched his mom on the ice over the years and has plenty of memories of her doing her thing when he was a kid. “At the old curling rink we would sit in the chairs and watch mom and dad curl on Sunday mornings,” he said. “They had a very good time. They bonspieled a lot.

Mickey Gower is still hitting the curling ice at 99 years old. They’d go around and my dad would be the chauffeur and the husbands of the others gals would be chauffeurs.” Gower’s dedication to the sport not only as a curler but as a coach and supporter drew the attention of CurlSask in 2017 when she was inducted into the province’s Legends of Curling Hall of Fame. Gower isn’t quite as active on the ice these days, but the fact she can still play is testament to a implement that has rapidly grown in popularity – the aforementioned curling stick. “I don’t get out on the ice as much, but it’s great that they have the stick curling,” Gower said. “A lot of our limbs and backs and knees go, so standing and throwing is a lot easier.” Gower turns 100 in July. There will be a celebration, of course, currently being organized by family and friends. Well wishers will abound, with many thinking of the diminutive matriarch of Moose Jaw curling, much the same way son Gregg does. “She’s my hero and always will be.”

Mullen looking forward to Canada Winter Games Prairie Hockey Academy forward to take ice with Team Sask in men’s hockey

Prairie Hockey Academy forward Kirk Mullen is hoping to come home from the Canada Winter Games with a bit of hardware. Not that the task in front of him and his Team Sask men’s hockey teammates will be easy – Saskatchewan has won only one medal in the sport since the Games’ inception, that being a gold medal for the Patrick Marleau-led squad in 1995. But just having a chance to be part of the team at such a prestigious competition is something he’s looking forward to, and if they can win a medal, it would be that much of a bonus. “It would definitely be a good experience to win it all or even get a medal; it’s been 20 years since we won, so it’ll be a huge accomplishment,” Mullen said. “We should be good, we have some skilled forwards, a pretty good defence and some amazing ‘tendies. So, it’ll be a great experience.” Mullen – who was drafted by his hometown Moose Jaw Warriors in the 2018 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft – currently leads the Cougars in scoring with 17 goals and 34 points in 27 games. Those lofty numbers mean little when it comes to cracking the Team Sask line-up, though, and the qualifying process is as arduous as it is precise. “You have to try out, then there’s the top 160 and that’s

Randy Palmer | Moose Jaw Express cut down to 29 and then they choose the team, so I had to make it each step,” Mullen explained. “I was pretty confident going in, I worked really hard over the summer and just thought my game was at a whole other level than last year. So, I thought I had a pretty good chance making the team.” And when the call came? “It was super exciting,” he said. “It’ll be an awesome experience for me and for my game to have a chance to play with such high level players.” As mentioned, Mullen credits his rapid progression under the PHA’s tutelage as a key component when it came to cracking Saskatchewan’s roster. “Last year with (director of player development) Scott King joining the program, he’s made a huge difference and for me especially,” Mullen said. “Just working on different skills and all the little things that helped my game and took me to the next level.” What those skills turn into when it comes to the Games remains to be seen, but Mullen plans to take a team-first approach during the tournament from Feb. 14 to 22 in Red Deer. “They’ll give me a role and I just have to play that role to the top of my abilities, do what I can and take it all in,” he said. “It’ll be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.” Then there’s everything else involving the Canada Winter Games – from the wide selection of sports to the many cultural activities that will be on tap. “Just watching Team Sask play in all the different sports will be awesome,” Mullen said. “Cheering them

on and having them at our games and such will be a lot of fun.” Mullen won’t be the only Moose Jaw athlete at the Games. Raine Eberl and Ryann Handley will compete in pairs figure skating, while Marc-Andre Doyon will compete in speedskating with long-time coach Verna Kergan on the sidelines. Skylar Ackerman’s Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre rink will take the ice in women’s curling. 19022MM0

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Outstanding Start to Cheer Infinity’s Competitive Season! Cheer Infinity Athletics started their competition season back in December as they went off to the inaugural year of the Battle at the Border competition in Lloydminster. Having four entries in Lloydminster, we finished with three in first place and one in second place. The Junior Supersonics were also awarded a specialty award for the cleanest routine. In cheerleading that is a huge achievement and honour. The start of the New year saw Swarm the Hat in Medicine Hat! Here Cheer Infinity took 11 routines to perform and had outstanding results with eight routines taking home first place, one second place and two in fourth place! In addition, Casey Storozuk and Charlie Sanborn were awarded the Duo Grand Champion Award for the entire competition! Cheer Infinity then finished off their out of province competitions in Lethbridge the last week of January at the Imagine Cheer and Dance Championships!! This

again was a fabulous weekend with 11 routines entered by Cheer Infinity, finishing with three 1st placings, two 2nd placings, three 3rd placings and three 4th placings! Cheer Infinity then started their Saskatchewan competitions during the first weekend of February at the Ice Breaker Cheer and Dance Championships in Regina. Taking 11 routines, all of their competitive teams were present with athletes ranging in ages from 3-18. Every team had strong performances and made their coaches, parents and teammates proud!! The fan zone in front of the competition floor was packed by CIA’s amazing parents, siblings, grandparents, aunties, uncles and friends!! They were all cheering loud and proud for the Cheer Infinity Athletes during their performances! CIA went home with six 1st place banners, four 2nd place banners, and our Tiny Twinkles with an Outstanding performance!! Everyone was smiling ear to ear as they left the Conexus Art Centre; one of their biggest moments was the Youth Invaders cheer team. They were in a category with sev-

en other teams from across Saskatchewan and finished in 1st place!! They have been working so hard and their win left their coaches and parents in tears of excitement and pride!! The athletes and coaches are back in the gym practicing as they prepare for the Best of The West competition that was held at the Evraz Place in Regina on February 9th!! If you or someone you know is interested in joining the Cheer Infinity family email us at info.infinityathletics@ for info on your first free class! Spring Programing information coming out soon! Keep your eye on CIA;s website as well follow CIA on Facebook and Instagram for the latest and up today information on what is happening at Cheer Infinity Athletics!!

Young Lindale curling trio tops field at Prairie South spiel Matthew Gourlie

The Lindale 2 curling rink of Aubrey Garland, left, Hailey Rosenau and Kaylee Hogeboom won the A final of the Prairie South School Division elementary curling bonspiel. Matthew Gourlie photograph On the surface, Lindale 2 might have seemed like underdogs at the Prairie South School Division elementary curling bonspiel. But only until you saw them in action. The elementary curling championship featured a co-ed field of teams of students between Grades 6-8. Not only was Lindale 2 an all-girls team, but they were also all in Grade 6. And there were only three of them. It didn’t matter as Kaylee Hogeboom, Hailey Rosenau and Aubrey Garland

combined to go unbeaten and beat Lindale 5 by a 5-0 score in the A final. “I’m very happy,” said Hogeboom. “This was the first time that Hailey, Aubrey and I have been on a team. We hadn’t been with each other until now, but I think it went really good.” The finals were two-end games and Lindale 2 scored four in the first end to take control. Hogeboom made a hit to sit three and then drew for a fourth point with her final rock. The 11-year-old has been curling for four

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Kaylee Hogeboom from Lindale 2 delivers a stone in the A final of the Prairie South School Division elementary curling bonspiel. Matthew Gourlie photograph years. “My mom and my dad have always been curlers so they wanted to get me started, so I went ahead and did it. And it turned out that I loved it,” she said. The event began at 12:30 p.m. and featured 28 teams. With the cold weather Wednesday and the school buses not running, three teams weren’t able to make it into the city to compete. The teams played two three-end games and were seeded based on wins, points for and then points against. The top 16

teams advanced to the two-end finals. In the B final, Lindale 7 beat Sunningdale 1 by a 2-0 score. Lindale 1 beat Princedale in the C final. Sunningdale 4 beat Lindale 8 by a 5-0 count in the D final. King George 1 defeated Lindale 3 by a 3-0 score in the E final. Sunningdale 2 beat Lindale 4 by a 3-1 score in the F final. Prince Arthur 4 beat Cornerstone 3 by a 3-0 score in the G final. Cornerstone 1 beat Prince Arthur 2 by a 2-1 score in an H final.

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Pla-Mor Palace nominated for improvements as part of Hockeyville contest Randy Palmer

The Moose Jaw Minor Hockey Association is hoping Moose Jaw will soon have another nickname. Hockeyville. The local organization is one of the dozens of individuals and groups that have submitted nominations for the prestigious contest, which sees $250,000 awarded to the winner for rink improvements, as well

as a National Hockey League pre-season game played in the community. That’s where local minor hockey supporters come in – while 80 per cent of the final winning score comes from the ‘community story’ that acts as the nomination, another 20 per cent is added through ‘rally activity’, which tracks the social media following of each post. As such, as many likes, shares and tweets as possible are needed to push Moose Jaw into the top four finalists, with the potential winnings going toward a wide range of improvements at the Pla-Mor Palace. The upgrades would largely centre around expanding the current dressing room capacity at the two rinks to accommodate the rapidly growing female hockey divi-

sion, “And there are certain other small things that could be done with the coaches benches and other things in general, like digitizing the rink,” Moose Jaw minor hockey president Patrick Boyle explained. “We still have chalkboards saying who is playing where, so we’re falling behind in some respects compared to other parts of the country... Things have to get weighed against other stuff, but if kids don’t have things to do and don’t have recreational facilities, you have a bigger problem. So, I think it’s a wise investment and from our end trying to leverage that would go a long way.” As with any national level contest, Moose Jaw will be up against some stiff compe-

tition. But as the Hockey Day in Canada and One Horse Town wins show, when Moose Javians fire up the social media machine, anything can happen. “You miss 100 per cent of the shots you take so we’re trying to get the word out and like and share and move that post along and see what activity we can generate,” Boyle said. “We’ll do our best and you never know, we’re hopeful.” Arena nominations take place through Feb. 10, with judging beginning Feb. 11. The top four finalists will be announced Mar. 16, with final-round voting running for 20 1/2 hours beginning at 12 p.m. on Mar. 29. The winner will be announced Mar. 30.

Moose Jaw’s Fish finished in top 10 at World Single Distance Speedskating Championship Kinsmen Speedskating Club product finishes seventh in 10,000 metres in Germany Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

Moose Jaw’s Graeme Fish put together a pair of personal best performances on his way to two impressive finishes at the World Single Distance Speedskating Championships taking place in Inzell, Germany. Fish competed in the 5,000 metres on Feb. 14 and recorded a time of six minutes, 23.379 seconds to finish in 14th place. A solid showing to be sure, but nothing compared to what was in the cards Saturday. The Moose Jaw Kinsmen Speedskating Club product made the most of fast conditions at the Max Eicher Arena to put down a time of 13:14.68 and better his personal best by nearly 10 seconds.

“For me, this was one of the best races I’ve ever skated,” Fish said on “Technically, I skated really well. I was able to hold the technique for 23 of the 25 laps and it really helped me stay focused for the whole race.” Even more impressively, Fish’s time landed him a seventh-place finish and put him in hunting distance of a potential podium appearance in the future. “Improving on my personal best by nine seconds at the world championships is nothing to complain about either. I am really Canada’s Graeme Fish competes during glad to see that I am improving and hope to maybe contend for the men’s 10,000 meters race at the ISU a medal in the years to come.” World Single Distance Championships in Inzell, Germany. Associated Press photo

Briercrest College Clippers making waves in women’s basketball Series of victories over top-ranked ACAC teams has Briercrest College confident as playoffs approach Randy Palmer

The Briercrest College Clippers women’s basketball team hasn’t had a lot of luck over the years, often finding themselves struggling at the bottom of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference South Division. They have put the past behind them and in this 2018-19 season, under the tutelage of first-year coach Danny Vincent, they have found themselves knocking off elite teams on a regular basis, to the point they find themselves in the hunt for a playoff spot. That’s an exciting prospect, considering they haven’t reached the post-season since 2000-01. Given who they’ve defeated in recent weeks, there’s a bit of extra buzz around the Caronport-based squad. With an 85-80 win over Olds College, they ranked fifth in the nation by the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association. Or

an 87-80 win over CCAA second-ranked Medicine Hat. Or an 82-75 victory over ACAC South second-place St. Mary’s University. “Right now, 8-9 doesn’t reflect how good we are,” Vincent said. “We had a bit of a rough start with 10 new players, a new coach, a new philosophy and a new culture, so it was a hard start for us but we’ve turned the corner and now we’re right there.” The Clippers have been led by guard Adrianna Beck, who has averaged 20.9 points

per game while boasting a 42.9 threepoint percentage, good enough for third and second respectively in the ACAC. Amber Tilcox has given Briercrest a solid inside presence, averaging 11.4 rebounds to six second overall in the league. As well as things have gone as of late, the aforementioned tough start sees the Clippers holding an 8-9 record and needing to win out in order to have a shot at the postseason. They travel to Lethbridge (12-5) for two games during the Feb. 15 weekend, followed by a two-game home set against last place Red Deer College (2-14) Feb. 22-23 to close out the regular season. “We’ll need to win our last four games to get in, and we can do it,’ Vincent said. “We’re a little banged up right now with some minor injuries, so our longevity to win two games in two days might be tough, but we definitely are capable of

winning all four games and if we do, we should be in the playoffs. And there aren’t very many teams that want to play us in the playoffs.” The key will be finding the level that’s given them wins over top teams and maintaining that kind of play for all four contests. The top four teams in each division advance to the playoffs, with the Clippers currently in fifth place, eight points back of Olds – hence the need to win out. “It’s basketball, so anything can happen on the court, but I think we are a top tier team and we are on the same level as teams like Olds and Medicine Hat right now, so we should be the favourite to win both against Lethbridge,” Vincent said. “And no disrespect to Red Deer, but we should beat them two times as well. So, the possibility to win all four games and get into the playoffs is pretty high.”

Local competitors fall short at SaskTel Tankard

Heidt, Howard, Gedak rinks miss playoff round at men’s provincial curling championship Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

Four rinks with Moose Jaw connections were unable to reach the playoff round at the SaskTel Tankard men’s provincial curling championship in Whitewood this past week. The Joshua Heidt rink out of Kerrobert – with Moose Jaw’s Brock Montgomery at third -- came the closest, as they reached the ‘A’ side final before falling to eventual champion Kirk Muyres. Along the way they defeated Saskatoon Sutherland’s Rylan Kleiter 8-6 in the first round, Wadena’s Scott Comfort 11-9 in the quarter-final and Saskatoon Nutana’s Jason

Jacobson 8-4 in the semifinal. Heidt didn’t have much luck from there, as he fell 5-2 to Regina Highland’s Matthew Dunstone in the ‘B’ side semi and was eliminated with a 6-4 loss to Fox Valley’s Ryan Deis in the ‘C’ semifinal. Regina’s Scott Howard -- with Original 16 Superleague competitors Ben Gamble at third and Braydan Johnson at second – lost 4-2 to Kody Hartung of the Saskatoon Nutana in his first game and 7-4 to Kronau’s Brady Kendel before picking up a win over Regina Highland’s Mike Armstrong in his first ‘C’ side game. Howard couldn’t keep things going, though, as they lost 8-5 to North Battleford’s Lloyd Fell in their next contest. Fell’s rink includes Moose Jaw curler Chadd McKenzie.

Estevan’s Brent Gedak – with fellow former Moose Jaw curler Jason Ackerman at third and current Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre competitor Derek Owens at second – was eliminated after an 8-4 loss to Fox Valley’s Ryan Deis in their first ‘C’ side game. Earlier, they lost 12-4 to Comfort in their opening contest and 10-3 to Kleiter in their lone ‘B’ side game. Fell lost to Saskatoon Nutana’s Dustin Kalthoff in the ‘B’ side semifinal before their win over Howard. They were eliminated in an 8-5 loss to Kleiter Muyres would go on to defeat Dunstone 6-5 in the championship final and will represent Saskatchewan at the 2019 Tim Horton’s Brier in Brandon beginning Mar. 2.

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Sask. Wildlife Federation holding 90th annual convention in Moose Jaw Matthew Gourlie - Moose Jaw Express

The federation is more than a fraternity for hunters and fishermen with a stunning array of conservation projects and programs benefiting hunters and fishermen. The Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation will be celebrating their 90th anniversary this year and there couldn’t be a more fitting location than Moose Jaw for their annual convention. This is the 12th time that the Moose Jaw Wildlife Federation has hosted the convention, with the first being in 1938. The Whooping Crane became the official emblem of the SWF in 1968. Moose Jaw is the location of the provincial office of Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation, as well as having a local chapter here, too. The Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation’s first head office was opened in Moose Jaw in the 1970s and they have never left. Now the SWF are preparing to host 250300 delegates from Feb. 14-16 at the Heritage Inn. “Throughout its history, Moose Jaw has

always been a really active club in Saskatchewan Wildlife,” said Sandra Dewald from the Moose Jaw Wildlife Federation. The SWF is a non-profit, non-government, charitable organization of over 30,000 members with 120 affiliated branches across the province. Per capita, it is the largest wildlife conservation organization of its kind in the world The Saskatchewan Fish & Game Protective Association was formed through the initiative of three individuals: Judge Bence and Tom Coburn from North Battleford and Stan Naden from Regina who wanted to provide “a united provincial voice for Saskatchewan’s anglers and hunters to protect our unparalleled natural resources.” In 1932, the name was changed to the Saskatchewan Fish & Game League and it already boasted 14 branches. In 1966 the name was changed again to The Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation and again in 1982 as the “The” was dropped when it was registered as a non-profit organization. Moose Jaw’s branch is believed to have joined in 1937. Saskatoon’s Morris Ferrie became the first full-time paid employee in 1954 and served as executive director. Ed Begin from Moose Jaw was also a long-serving member of the SWF. “In 1970, after volunteering for several years, Ed was hired as the assistant secretary manager for the SWF. He then went

Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation received the Canadian Wildlife Federation’s Doug Clarke Memorial Award for Outstanding Conservation Achievement in 1984: L-R: Ed Begin, Ed Kennett, Frank Arnie, Keith Harde, Jim Kroshus, Lorne Scott. on to become the executive director (after Morris Ferrie retired),” said Marilee Heron from the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation. “The official office has always been in Moose Jaw.” That office started upstairs in the Post Office and then moved into 444 River St. W. They then bought their first permanent home in 2006 at their current location at 9 Lancaster Rd. Ed Begin retired in 1998 and the SWF honours him by handing out the Ed Begin Conservation Project Award at their annual convention. The Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation

awards banquet will conclude the convention on Saturday night with the band Hit N Run performing at the social that follows. Bruce Vincent, a motivational speaker who is a third-generation logger from Libby, Montana, will be the keynote speaker at the convention. Conservative Party of Canada MP Robert Sopuck from Manitoba, the Canadian Wildlife Federation’s Past Presidents’ Award winner in 2014, will also speak at the convention. Sopuck was appointed as the Critic for Wildlife Conservation and Parks Canada in 2015.

This photo is of the land dedication to Ed Begin after his retirement in 1998. L-R staff members: Jim Kroshus, Ed Begin, Sandra Dewald, Clint Sanborn, Helen Clayton, Marilee Heron.

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Spelling Words was the buzz at the Rotary Club of Moose Jaw Wakamow “Spelling Bee and Beyond� Joan Ritchie

others were just tricky. The teams were comprised of the Conexus Credit Union, Moose Jaw Express, Moose Jaw Superannuated Teachers, Optimist Club, Moose Jaw Literacy Network and the Rotary Club of Moose Jaw Wakamow. All in all, it was an entertaining evening for both the contestants and the crowd. Seasoned spellers, Moose Jaw Superannuated Teachers won the bragging rights for winner overall in the Spelling Bee and walked away with the title.   

Moose Jaw Superannuated Teachers spell their way to the top, with the judges in the background.

The second annual Rotary Club of Moose Jaw Wakamow ‘Spelling Bee and Beyond’ was held at the Moose Jaw Art Museum Theatre on January 30th. Proceeds from this local fundraiser go to children’s literacy programs in Moose Jaw and they have reported approximately $2000 raised through this endeavour this year. Six teams, comprised of two contestants each, went through the competition in two heats, with the winner of each heat battling it off for the title. Some performed their literary prowess with much success; some others tried hard but fell short. Many of the words required “a-kick-at-the-cat’ kind of technique as some words were unrecognizable and

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Notice is hereby given that Harvard Western Ventures Inc. has applied to the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) for a Retail Store Integrated permit to sell alcohol in the premises known as Harvard Western Insurance at 133 Main St Rouleau, SK S0G 0G0

Written objections to the granting of the permit may be filed with SLGA not more than two weeks from the date of publication of this notice. Every person filing a written objection with SLGA shall state their name, address and telephone number in printed form, as well as the grounds for the objection(s). Petitions must name a contact person, state grounds and be legible. Each signatory to the petition and the contact person must provide an address and telephone number. Frivolous, vexatious or competition-based objections within the beverage alcohol industry may not be considered, and may be rejected by the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Licensing Commission, who may refuse to hold a hearing.

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In the Estate of GLADYS MABEL ZABOLOTNEY late of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, deceased. All claims against the above Estate, duly verified by Statutory Declaration, and with particulars and valuation of security held, if any, must be sent to the undersigned before the 27th day of February, 2019. WALPER-BOSSENCE LAW OFFICE Prof. Corp. 84 Athabasca Street West Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan S6H 2B5 Solicitor for the Executors


In the Estate of EVELYN NELLIE BUFFAM late of Surrey, British Columbia, deceased. All claims against the above Estate, duly verified by Statutory Declaration, and with particulars and valuation of security held, if any, must be sent to the undersigned before the 20th day of February, 2019. WALPER-BOSSENCE LAW OFFICE Prof. Corp. 84 Athabasca Street West Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan S6H 2B5 Solicitor for the Executors



CITY OF MOOSE JAW All Departments in City Hall will be closed: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2019 (Family Day) In addition, there will be NO TRANSIT SERVICE on Monday, February 18, 2019

In the Estate of MAURICE RICHARD LIBBY late of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, deceased. All claims against the above Estate, duly verified by Statutory Declaration, and with particulars and valuation of security held, if any, must be sent to the undersigned before the 20th day of February, 2019. WALPER-BOSSENCE LAW OFFICE Prof. Corp. 84 Athabasca Street West Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan S6H 2B5 Solicitor for the Executor

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6:00 p.m. NET NHL Hockey Montreal Canadiens at Florida Panthers.

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7:30 p.m. NET NHL Hockey Winnipeg Jets at Colorado Avalanche. 10:00 p.m. NET NHL Hockey New York Islanders at Calgary Flames.












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On the Front Porch

by Wanda Smith

Family Ties If I could use a longer title for the story this week, it would be “Ten Things My Parents Did Right.” Of course, there are many more than ten points that I could list but that may have to be for another time. I would say without a doubt, the number one thing my parents did was that they raised us in a home that pursued Jesus and lived it out daily. They were not closet Christians and lived out their convictions every minute of every day. They didn’t talk one way on Sunday and another way on Monday. They made every effort to have godly influences around us, spending their hard-earned money getting us to youth group and camp, as well as providing clean music, good books and entertainment. Secondly, one lesson I have taken into my adulthood is to be resourceful. I saw my parents live through the drought in the 80’s that greatly affected their bank account. They walked through lean years with grace and dignity, using their talents and abilities to do what they had to do to put food on the table such as selling bread and milk. To build on the resourcefulness of my parents, there was never a time I can remember them complaining. They didn’t complain about having it tough or about bad weather or their neighbors or the government and so on. What a great legacy to live out for their children. Another parenting win was doing work as a family on our mixed farm; of which I like to incorporate in our own family. I enjoyed the times we spent gathering in the garden, harvesting crops or hauling bales. It was rewarding to work together. For the most part, our childhood was free from strife. This was mostly due to my mom’s gracious personality and quiet nature. We definitely had a scream free environment; there was rarely, if ever, a voice raised. My dad was also very upbeat for the most part and he lived his life for adventure so there was rarely a dull or sad moment, even in the mundane part of daily living. I would venture to say we didn’t have enough family vacations but to be fair to my parents, we lived in a lot of lean years. We could barely stay afloat let alone have any extra money for extravagant living; however, the one thing Dad and Mom did was take short vacations or day trips or even just drive the back roads home from somewhere. They made anything an adventure so rarely did we feel we were missing out. They majored on quality not quantity. We may not have had much, but we had the best they could do or buy at the time. One spring, I had only three shirts to wear but they were really nice shirts and my mom kept them washed up so I always looked presentable at school. I saw my parents help the down and outer many times; pulling them out of the ditch or leaving food on their doorstep. I saw them welcome anyone into our home at anytime, always being hospitable no matter what was going on. I saw them sacrifice their needs for ours, always desiring to give us the best they could. As I watch my Big Sweet Pea leave the nest and make a life for her own, I am mindful of the many choices my parents made to raise Sis and me to be the women we’ve become; affecting how we’ve parented the next generation. Read Proverbs 22:6

TRINITY UNITED CHURCH 277 Iroquois St W Moose Jaw, SK Next Service: February 17, 10:30am Rev. Walter Engel

Montmartre farm family featured in new web series aimed at educating the public Matthew Gourlie

Saskatchewan has always been inextricably tied to the agriculture industry. However, increasingly, the public is getting further distanced from what the agriculture industry does and what life on the farm is all about. The Canadian Centre for Food Integrity found that 93 per cent of Canadians surveyed said that they know little-to-nothing about farming. Canada’s Agriculture Day on Feb. 12 is a chance for the ag industry to showcase the role farmers play in Canadian lives and the economy. To help share farmers stories, a documentary web series called Real Farm Lives was filmed to give a glimpse into the daily lives of farm families in Ontario and Saskatchewan. “It was pretty neat. It was interesting and now I don’t regret it,” said Norm Englot, whose family farms just outside of Montmartre, and was the Saskatchewan family featured in the series. “It was in my busy season and I was a bit skeptical. You always are off the start. Now we’ve made some really good friends out of it too.” The 52-year-old moved to their family’s ‘Costa Lotta Farms’ when he was six and has lived there the rest of his life. He and his wife Loretta raised three kids on the farm: DJ, 22; Madison, 21 and Luc 19. Norm’s mother Norma is also featured in the series. One of the focuses of the series is to dispel some myths about farming. “The biggest thing is probably GMO and the use of chemicals,” Englot said when asked about which misconception is most prevalent about farming. “We believe in keeping ourselves safe in what we do and so I think we’re producing safe products. I would eat everything I grow on my farm; I’d have no trouble. That’s what it boils down to I think.” Health Canada has a division called the Pest Management Regulatory Agency that regulates every pesticide in Canada. One of the myths that the series tried to dispel is that there is an ‘off-season’ for farming. Even on a bitterly cold February day, Englot is still busy. “I am loading semis today, so I am loading out grain. You pray that nothing goes wrong. You want the truck in and out of your yard as quick as you can and you don’t want to fix [anything] in the cold,” Englot said. The Englots used to have cattle, but now Englot spends some of the winter in his heated shop repairing equipment. He also spends a lot of time learning about advancements in the industry. “We might get away for a week to some place warm -- like everybody else in the world -- but we don’t just take off and abandon everything,” Englot said. “You can market or you can take in some trade shows and learn. There’s always something to learn.” As the margins between making and losing money continue to narrow in the agriculture industry, Englot says you can’t rest too much on your laurels. “It’s very tight; that’s why you have to keep learning. It is too bad that the margins are so tight for us, but with technology and other companies investing in technology -- whether its seed or machinery -- they are definitely helping us improve our bottom line in tight margins,” he said. Englot’s father passed away a decade ago, but he was around for the advancement of autosteer on tractors which was a game-changer. “With GPS, we’re still manning the tractors and we’re sitting in them for countless hours and look around and watch your machines work and you don’t have to steer.


Norm Englot, front right, and his family are part of the Real Farm Lives web series. (handout photo)

Which is huge. At harvest time, with the dust conditions, you’re very efficient. You’re not worried about overlap or missing,” Englot said. “That was probably the biggest thing, but now we’re seeing the investment in seed. There’s better seed. There’s resistance to clubroot. There’s all kinds of stuff that is really helping us too. Obviously, the yields have been improving and improving too.” Clubroot is a serious infectious disease that can significantly reduce crop quality and yield, and recently the provincial government confirmed clubroot was found in 43 commercial canola fields. Englot is currently studying the disease, attending seminars and looking for canola seeds with resistance in the hope that it will not spread to his farm. Last year the Englots farmed 3,000 acres of canola, soybeans and durum wheat. Englot hasn’t changed too far from the tried-and-true rotation that has worked for him over the years. “I have a rotation that I stick with. I’ve probably been cheating on the canola a little bit too much like everyone else in the country,” Englot said. “We keep it simple. Everything is straight combine. It makes for a lot less work for me at harvest time.” One in eight Canadian jobs are in the agriculture and agri-food industry. Norm doesn’t see himself changing his lifestyle, but he also isn’t sure how many more years he has in running the farm. He said it’s possible any of his children may want to take it over some day. Daughter Madison, is graduating from the Univ. of Saskatchewan with an Agronomy degree and a job waiting for her at a chemical company. DJ runs the tire shop in town but is still involved in the farm and Norm helps his son in the shop with some labour when he can. Luc is studying agriculture in university as well. Englot started farming when he was 18 and said it’s been a great way of life. “I love what I’m doing. I’m my own boss,” he said. “Right now, I have a snowmobile sitting out front of the house., It’s a little cold, but I’m going to go for a 10-mile round around some fields. I’ll see what’s out there for nature.” 60 Athabasca Street East Day on Tuesday, To celebrate Canada’s Agriculture 306-692-0533 theMinister: AgricultureRev. Knowledge Centre in Moose Jaw (45 Jim Tenford Thatcher Dr. E) is hosting an house from 10 a.m. Music Director: Karen open Purdy to noon. Also, the film Before the Plate will be screened th , 2017 May 14Library at theSunday, Moose Jaw Public at 1 p.m.

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St. Barnabas

Worship Service 10:30am & Sunday School

St. Andrew’s United Church

Traditional Anglican Parish Now worshipping at

27 Hochelaga St. W., Moose Jaw

The beautiful home of Central Lutheran Church

Zion United Church

Holy Communion Book of Common Prayer Sunday 11:30 am (new time) Coffee & fellowship after the service

Minister: Rev. Tim Ellis, Music Director: Bruce Learmonth

For more information contact: Fr. Glenn Galenkamp, Rector 306-691-2715

Worship Service, Feb. 17, 10:30 a.m. Sunday School with Lynne Moffatt All ages are welcome!

All Are Welcome!

Celebrating Inclusion For All

60 Athabasca Street East 306-692-0533 Minister: Rev. Jim Tenford

Music Director: Karen Purdy • Choir Director: Jenna Nash

10:30 am Worship Service & Sunday School Sunday, February 17th, 2019 E-mail: Facebook: Website:

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ROY It is with great sadness, that the family of Bernie Roy would like to share his passing from complications due to diabetes on Sunday, February 3rd, 2019. He was predeceased by his father, Harvey Roy; and grandparents: Urbain and Rhea Roy, and William and Mildred Hancock. Bernie is survived by his devoted mother, Jackie; sisters: Renee, Kelly (Ian), and Michelle (Brian); nieces: Jess (Stacey), Tara, Carley, Aubrey, and Meredith; nephew, Sam; great-nieces, Abby and Kailey; great-nephew, Jase; as well as by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Bernie was a hard worker who made sure that he completed each goal that he set for himself to the best of his ability. As a teenager, he worked at the family owned restaurant which helped to build his desire to be an entrepreneur. He worked endlessly to reach that goal for himself, but his declining health derailed his ability make that dream a reality. He never gave up though and was always trying to do his best. Bernie had a big heart and was always willing to help those in need. Until his health started to decline, he was an active member of Big Brothers and Big Sisters and the Moose Jaw Early Bird Lions. He truly enjoyed helping and mentoring the youth in the community. As a diabetic for the last 53 years, Bernie was a fighter. From the age of five, he had to learn to manage his health and to stay strong during many hospital stays. Not once did he ever complain - he just held his chin high and kept going. Bernie’s family would like to thank the staff in the Dialysis Unit of the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital for the great care and support that they gave him and our mom throughout his illness. A Private Family Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bernie’s name may be made to the Renal Dialysis Unit at the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital c/o the Moose Jaw Health Foundation, 55 Diefenbaker Drive, Moose Jaw, SK S6J 0C2. God Saw You Getting Tired God saw you getting tired And a cure was not to be So he put His arms around you And whispered “Come to me.” With tearful eyes we watched you As you slowly slipped away And though we loved you dearly We couldn’t make you stay. Your golden heart stopped beating Your tired hands put to rest God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. James Murdock, Funeral Director 306-693-4550 www.

GIFCO Alice Victoria Gifco, a longtime Moose Javian, wellknown for her open-heartedness, avid curiosity, and quick wit, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 4th, 2019, in Craik, SK. She was 100 years old. Alice Hale was born on November 14th, 1918 in Sceptre, Saskatchewan to Robert and Maud (Cunningham) Hale, three days after the end of WWI. She was given her middle name, Victoria, as her mother held her for the first time and watched bonfires light up the prairie sky, in celebration of the news that had arrived by telegraph that day of the Allied victory. Alice grew up on the family farm and attended school in Sceptre, nearby Lemsford, and Saskatoon, SK, as the fifth of seven siblings. She was a good student, whose favourite subject was reading — a love which continued her entire life. She also enjoyed horseback riding, and played shortstop on the baseball team through high school. Although her mother intensely disliked nicknames, giving all her children names which couldn’t be shortened — Olive, Mary, Ralph, Earl, Alice, John, and Keith — Alice’s friends gave her a childhood nickname that stuck: “Spitfire”. As she recalled, laughingly, “I guess I had a quick retort for everybody!” After Alice graduated from high school in Sceptre, she was accepted to the prestigious nurse’s training program at Vancouver General Hospital, moving all the way to the west coast in 1939. She graduated from the program in 1942, spent the following summer working as a nurse at the Vancouver Children’s Hospital, and then received her Public Health and Nursing Diploma from the University of British Columbia in 1943. She was back in Saskatchewan, working as a nurse in the hospital in Prelate, SK, when she met the new teacher at a dance in nearby Sceptre, in 1944. Alice and Thomas (Tom) Gifco were married on June 29th, 1945. As the family grew to include three little ones, Tom’s teaching jobs took them all around Saskatchewan, from Saskatoon, to Cutknife, Neilburg, Dinsmore, Eyebrow, and Oxbow, until they ended up in Moose Jaw in 1959. Alice worked as a Public Health nurse for a number of years in Moose Jaw before retiring in 1985. She was also active in the community and was a member of a number of organizations, including St. Andrew’s United Church, the Moose Jaw Canadian Club, and the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a proud lifetime member of the New Democratic Party. Alice loved gardening, was a great cook, and had a seemingly limitless number of other hobbies, including sewing, crocheting, knitting, quilting, needle work, curling, square dancing, and reading. She and Tom traveled as far afield as Japan, Great Britain, Australia, Mexico, and the Panama Canal. More than anything, Alice loved her family. She was an extremely caring sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Alice was predeceased by all six of her siblings. She was particularly close to the two closest in age: her older brother Earl, who died fighting as a pilot in WWII; and her younger brother John, and later his wife Eileen, who often accompanied Alice and Tom on their travels. Alice and Tom were married for 67 years when he passed away on August 24th, 2012 at the age of 92 years. Alice Gifco is survived by her three children: Allan Gifco, Karen (Glenn) Hagel, and Leslie Gifco, all of Moose Jaw, SK; her three grandchildren: Kris-

tin (Lawrence) Ator, Meredith Hagel, and Christian Gifco; her three great-grandchildren: Juliet, Nora, and Dexter Ator, to whom she is affectionately known as GG; her sister-in-law, Eileen Hale; and a number of nieces and nephews. The family is very grateful for the loving care Alice received at the Mulberry Estates and West Park Crossing retirement homes in Moose Jaw. They would particularly like to thank the staff at the Craik and District Health Centre, where she spent the last five months of her life, for their attentive and compassionate care. Alice’s life will be celebrated with a Memorial Service on Friday, February 15th, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home. Reverend Jim Tenford will officiate and interment will take place in the Garden of Memories of St. Andrew’s United Church, Moose Jaw, SK at a later date. For those who cannot make the journey in person, a live webcast of the service will be available through the Moose Jaw Funeral Home link on YouTube. Flowers are gratefully declined. Friends so wishing may make donations in Alice’s memory to Citizens All Association, 410 Hochelaga St E, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 0P3 or to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. James Murdock, Funeral Director 306-693-4550 www.moosejawfuneralhome. com

PRITCHARD William Lewis Pritchard, aged 83 years of Moose Jaw, SK passed away on Saturday, February 2nd, 2019. He was predeceased by his parents, Lewis and Valerie Pritchard; and brother, Jack. Bill will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Elaine; sons, Drew (MaryAnn) and Paul (Colette); grandchildren: Jared, Megan (Ryan), Grant, and Adrian; as well as many nieces and nephews. Bill was born in Moose Jaw, SK. He married Elaine Tremblay on April 15th, 1963. Bill worked with the CP Rail for 40 years, beginning in 1952 and retiring as an Engineer in 1993. He loved spending time enjoying the outdoors, most notably was his support for the South Saskatchewan Wildlife Association. A Memorial Service will be announced a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Bill’s name may be made to The Moose Jaw Humane Society, Box 1658 Station Main, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 7K7. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Michelle Surtees Funeral Director 306-693-4550 www.

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Kenneth Gilbert Overby Kenneth Gilbert Overby passed away peacefully at the age of 76, on Sunday, February 10, 2019 with family by his side at the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital, Moose Jaw, SK. Ken was the beloved husband of Loretta for over 53 years, and loving father of Lori Hovington (Dave), Jo Overby and Troy Overby (Lisa). He was the cherished grandfather of Marcus Hovington, Alexa Riediger (Craig), Chandra Hovington (Brett), Ty Overby, Rylyn Overby, Joshua Overby, Finn Overby, and great-grandfather of Violet Cornelson and Ethan Riediger. He will be greatly missed by his sister Delores Scarfe (Reg), and by his brother-in-law Norm Gordon. Ken was predeceased by his parents, his sister and brother-in-law Jean and Bill Hunt, brother-in-law Chuck Woolford, nephew Guy Woolford, and sister-in-law Shirley Gordon. Ken was born to Gilbert and Mary Overby in Ethelbert, MB on May 23, 1942. He attended school in Swan River, MB, and as a young man, he moved to Moose Jaw. Shortly after, he joined the Moose Jaw City Police Force. It was at this time that a mutual friend took him to Ron Muir’s Beauty Salon and introduced him to Loretta Gordon. The two were wed on July 24, 1965, at Zion United Church in Moose Jaw. They began their family a year later with the birth of Lori, and years later, Jo and Troy. Ken poured his heart and soul into everything he did. He was a very wellliked and highly-respected police officer in Moose Jaw, where he served his community for many years. He established and operated Mini Land Amusements in Moose Jaw where people could bring their families for fun and entertainment. He was heartbroken in the early 90’s when serious health concerns forced him to step away from two of his passions, Mini Land and policing. This, however, allowed him to embrace his entrepreneurial spirit of woodworking. He was soon creating lawn ornaments, children’s toys, and numerous other wooden projects, which he later sold at various craft sales. Ken was an avid curling, Moose Jaw Warrior and Saskatchewan Roughrider fan. Ken loved to travel, go for coffee, play cards and was a talented jack-of-all-trades. He also treasured his vintage car, a 1985 Camaro Z28; but Ken was happiest when he was spending time with his family, and especially his grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by his immediate family, his nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous friends. All are welcome to the visitation on Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 7:00-9:00 pm at Parkview Funeral Chapel, 474 Hochelaga St. West, Moose Jaw. A Funeral Celebration will be held on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Parkview Funeral Chapel, with Reverend Jordan Grant officiating. The interment will follow at Rosedale Cemetery where Ken will be laid to rest. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Ken’s name may be made to the Sandra Schmirler Foundation, 18 Burndale Road, Ottawa, ON, K1B 3Y5. It is for babies in need, and would be greatly appreciated. In living memory of Ken, a memorial tree planting will be made by Jones-Parkview Funeral Services. Please see our online book of condolences at and (Obituaries). Blair Scott, Funeral Director.

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WANTED 3500 CHEV OR GMC 4X4 WANTED 1 TON DUALLY 4X4 1995 OR OLDER CHEV OR GMC REGULAR CAB, MAY CONSIDE 2 WHEEL DRIVE. 306 642 3225 H 306 640 7149 Cg I am looking for a John Deere L or LA tractor in any condition, or parts. Call or text 306-6414447 I am looking for a Lever or Pump action 22 Rifle, as well as a Chipmunk 22 Rifle either magnum or long rifle. Call or text 306-641-4447 I pay cash for tractors up to 50 HP, with 3 point hitch, running or not, and 3 point hitch equipment, Call or text 306641-4447 Free pickup of your unwanted garden tillers, snowblowers, generators, and lawn tractors in Moose Jaw and area. Call or text 1-306-641-4447 I will pay cash for your unwanted guns, in any condition, gun parts, ammo, in Moose Jaw and area, references available. Pick up a location that suits you. Call or text 1-306-6414447 SERVICES I have worked with battered woman, foster children, seniors with dementia & Alzheimer’s if you are in need of help. Please call 972-3455 Junk to the dump in and around Moose Jaw - $35 and up 306-681-8749 Efficient service reasonable rates, Light housekeeping/kind companion care. References supplied upon request. Please contact Denise at 306-9833976 Will pick up, move, haul and deliver furniture anywhere in and around Moose Jaw - $35 and up 306-681-8749 Will do general painting & contracting interior & exterior. Free estimate 30 years experience. Phone 306-972-9172 Will fix & sell Lewis cattle oilers. Ph 972-9172 HELP WANTED Wanted someone who knows painting & contraction who is not working or is retired and can come when is needed for work. Ph 972-9172


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COMING EVENTS Please note that coming events are placed where space is available and that priority is given to local non-profit groups and organizations.

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES AT THE MAE WILSON THEATRE, MOOSE JAW Snowed in Comedy Tour at the Mae Wilson Theatre on Feb. 21. For tickets, call 306-693-4700 or visit the box office at 217 Main Street N., Moose Jaw THE GOOD FOOD BOX has started again for the new year. The dates are as follows: Feb. 20 money due, pick up GFB Feb. 26 / March 6 money due, pick up GFB March 12 / April 3 money due, pick up GFB April 9 / April 17 money due, pick up GFB April 30. TAP TOASTMASTERS FREE OPEN HOUSE will be held on Tuesday, February 12th in the Sask Polytechnic Board Room; Meet & Greet 6:30pm/Call to Order 7:00pm. Gain confidence and find your voice. For more information contact Cathy Morrell, Club President at YORKTON FILM FESTIVAL / LIBRARY FILM NIGHT at the Moose Jaw Public Library Theatre on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 7:00pm. Each month there will be a screening of a different film from the YFF collection. This month’s feature is Gord Downie’s Secret Path in Concert. This film captures Downie’s remarkable Secret Path performance with footage from the original animated film. It is an emotional tribute to Chanie Wenjak, a First Nations boy who escaped from a residential school and died of exposure trying to make his way home. Admission is free. Everyone is welcome. THE MOOSE JAW STAMP CLUB will meet Wed., Feb. 13, and Wed., 27, at 7:00 pm at the Lindale School staff room, 1322 11th Ave. NW (north entrance). Visitors are welcome. Call 306-693-5705 for more information. HOPE GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP FOR ALL BEREAVED Next Meeting: Wednesday, February 13; 7:30pm to 9:00pm at Crescent Park Event Centre 262 Athabasca St. E. Everyone is Welcome. 100TH BIRTHDAY COME & GO TEA FOR LORRAINE BELER at the Cosmo Centre, 253-3rd NE on Sunday,February 17th from 2-4pm. THE MOOSE JAW ART GUILD will meet Fri., Feb. 15, at 7:00 pm at the Canadian Legion Hall, 268 High Street West for a program activity meeting. Heidi Bengry will demonstrate how to paint “Fur, Feathers, and Animal Eyes“. Visitors welcome. More information 306-692-5773. BEREAVED PARENTS GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP FOR PARENTS WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED THE DEATH OF A CHILD Next Meeting: Wednesday, February 20; 7:30pm to 9:00pm at Crescent Park Event Centre 262 Athabasca St. E. Everyone is Welcome. A CANADIAN FIREARMS SAFETY COURSE will be held in Moose Jaw on Saturday February 23rd. This is a one day, 8-hour training course for those wishing to obtain their Possession and Acquisition License (PAL) for non-restricted firearms. This is the license required for most hunting rifles and shotguns. For those wishing to obtain their Restricted Possession and Acquisition License (for handguns and restricted long guns) a course will be held on Sunday February 24th. You must have passed the nonrestricted course prior to the restricted course. After the required 8 hours of training you will then take a written and a practical test. After passing these tests you will receive the paperwork so you can apply for your PAL. The courses will be held at the South Saskatchewan Wildlife Assoc Range (276 Home St East, Moose Jaw). The cost of each course is $125. For further information contact Nolan at (306) 3137715 or SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP for those who have experienced the death of a Loved One by Suicide Next Meeting: Wed. February 27; 7:30pm to 9:00pm at Crescent Park Event Centre 262 Athabasca St. E. Everyone is Welcome. HEALTHY LIVING PROJECT FOR NEWCOMER WOMEN AND GIRLS WORKSHOP for Organizations in Moose Jaw who are interested in being involved with this project will take place February 28th from 2-4pm at the Moose Jaw Newcomer Welcome Centre, 432 Main St. N. Contact Lily @306.692.6892 or NOON HOUR SLIDES AT MJ PUBLIC LIBRARY THEATRE

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February 27: Gayle Jones (Trans-Siberia Rail) March 6: Nikki Jacquin (Travel with Cultural Connections Painting Tours) March 13: Karla & Chris Rasmussen (Southern Saskatchewan – Treasures in Our Backyard) March 20: Rod Stutt (Cities of the American Northwest) March 27: Elaine Stutt (Europe) April 3: Stuart Anderson (Duncan, BC – Land of the Totem) SUNDAY SUPPER WITH JASON CHOW will be held on March 3rd @5:00 p.m. at the Masonic Temple, 1755 Main St. N. Pasta and all the fixings; desserts and refreshments. Tickets:Adults $20/Children 6-12 yrs $10/ Under 5 yrs FREE. Deadline for tickets February 24th; available from MBC members: Al Rivers 306.684.1502 or Lynne 306.693.2726. GRIEFSHARE 13 WEEK RECOVERY SEMINAR AND SUPPORT GROUP for People Experiencing Grief and Loss will begin on March 5th at 2:00 p.m. at Minto United Church. Each week features a video of nationally recognized experts on grief recovery topics with time for discussion. Cost $25 includes workbook. For information and to register call Minto United Church 306.693.6148. SUGAR SHACK AND SHOW on Saturday, March 9 from 5:00 at École Ducharme, brought to you by L’Association communautaire fransaskoise de Moose Jaw. Join us for a celebration of French-Canadian culture! A traditional sugar shack meal will be served, including tourtière, ham, pancakes, maple taffy on snow, and much more! The evening will finish off with French Canadian stories and songs performed by le Pére Garneau et les Rats d’Swompe. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. with supper at 5:30 and the show beginning at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for the supper and show are $20 for adults, $15 for kids between 10 and 16, $10 for kids under 10, and children two and younger are free. Tickets for the show only are $10 for adults, $5 for kids 16 and younger. For tickets, call 306-692-8112 or email SASKATCHEWAN BASEBALL HALL OF FAME and Museum deadline for nominations to the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame is March 15, 2019. Call 306-446-1983 for further information.” ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION – Branch 59 Moose Jaw, 268 High St W: Contact 306-692-5453 Like us on Facebook @ Royal Canadian Legion Branch 59 Moose Jaw. VETERANS’ MORNING COFFEE - Monday-Saturday @ 10:00 am CRIBBAGE Tuesdays @ 1:30 pm - Please sign-in by 1:00 pm DARTS - Thursdays in the auditorium @ 7:00 pm - Nonmembers & New Players are welcome SUPPERS - Fridays @ 5:30 pm - Please purchase tickets by the previous Wednesday SHUFFLEBOARD – Fridays @ 7:00 pm - Drop-in League Everyone welcome MEAT DRAW FUNDRAISER - Saturdays @ 3:00 pm Everyone welcome FOOT CARE CLINIC for Legion Members – 28 February please call for an appointment MEALS-ON-WHEELS – Looking for a coordinator & volunteers for Mar 4-9, and Sept 30 - Oct 4. Only ONE HOUR per day of your time. Please contact the office 306692-5453 LEGION COLOUR PARTY (flag bearers) needs new members. An information meeting will be held Sunday, February 24th at 12:30 pm in the Legion Lounge. Please consider joining. LEGION TRIVIA NITE – Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 11th!! MOOSE JAW & DISTRICT SENIORS’ ASSOCIATION @Timothy Eaton Garden – 101-510 Main St N. For more information or the regular listing of ongoing daily events call 306-694-4223 or mjsenior@ 500 Card Tournament will be held on Thursday, February 14th from 1-4pm. Cost $5. Valentine’s Pancake Breakfast will be held on Thursday, February 14th from 8-10am. Cost $6 Potluck Supper will be held on Sunday, February 17th at 5:30pm. Bring your favourite dish and $1. Mini Cribbage Tournament will be held on Wednesday, February 27th from 1-4pm. Cost $5. Please register in advance. ONGOING PROGRAMS: EVERY WEEKDAY 7:00 am Billiards, Walking Track/MONDAY’s: 10:30 Fitness; 1:00 Crib the board game, Painting; 7:00 pm Billiards, Pickleball, Mat Bowling/TUESDAY’s: 10:00 Line Dancing; 1:00 Paper

Tole, Painting, Whist, Pickleball, Floor Shuffleboard/ WEDNESDAY’s: 10:30 Chen Tai Chi, Fitness; 10:30 Cribbage, Pickleball/THURSDAY’s: 10:00 am Pickleball; 1:00 pm 500 Cards, Paper Quilling; 7:00 pm Billiards, Floor Shuffleboard/FRIDAY’s: 10:00 am Jam Session; 1:00 pm Floor Curling, Kaiser, Nickel Bingo, Floor Shuffleboard, Pickleball COSMO SENIORS’ CENTRE, 235 Third Ave. N.E. For more information call (306) 692-6072. Line Dancing Classes are held on Thursdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Cosmo Centre. Fee: $3 per session. Newcomers are welcome. For more information, call Donna Douglas at 306.692.7365. Mini Bridge Tournament will be held on Friday, February 15th at 1:00 p.m. Cost $5 includes prizes and snack. Social Dance will be held on Saturday, February 16th at 8:00 p.m. Cost $14. Lunch provided. Military Whist Tournament will be held on Friday, February 22nd at 10:00 a.m. Cost $12 includes lunch and snacks. Mini Cribbage Tournament will be held on Tuesday, February 26th at 1:00 p.m. Cost $5 includes prizes, snack. REGISTER NOW FOR FRENCH CLASSES at Association Communautaire Fransaskoise de Moose Jaw with numerous levels offered for Winter 2019. Beginner 1.1 (I have never spoken French before) Thursdays Feb 28/Mar 7/14/21/28; Beginner 2.1 (I can have a basic conversation) Tuesdays Feb 26/Mar 5/12/19/26; Cost $60 each level; Time: 6:30-8:30pm; Location: 450, 3rd Ave NW, MJ. $20 deposit is required upon registration. Class offer depends on the number of registrations. To Register call 306.692.8112 or email ARMY NAVY AND AIR FORCE VETERANS, 279 High St. W. Phone 306.693.1656. Anavets Meat Draw held every Saturday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. Everyone Welcome. Pool on Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. Contact Rick for more info @ 306-631-9116. Cribbage on Thursday afternoons at 1:30. Please register by 1 p.m. by contacting the club @ 306-692-4412. EVERYONE WELCOME! Shuffleboard on Friday afternoons at 1:30. Fun League.... Come Check It Out! CLUB SUPPERS Make Your Own Signs are Back. All Classes are at 7 p.m. You can register by going to http://www.starlightcreations. ca/ or look it up on Facebook. You can also contact ANAVETS @ 306-692-4412 Dates are: Feb. 12 / Feb. 26 / March 12 / March 26 / April 9 / April 23 Next Club Supper is Thursday, February 28th from 5:306:30pm- Pepper Steak, Rice, Veggies, Salads and Dessert Cost $15. Cutoff to purchase tickets will be Feb 26th. Everyone Welcome! Dinner and Dance on Saturday, March 16th from 5:30pm1am. Dinner: Stew, Buns, Mash Potatoes, Salads and Dessert; Music by Harry Startup. Tickets must be purchased in advance; cutoff to purchase tickets is March 13th. Everyone Welcome! FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES 3395, 561 Home St. W, Moose Jaw. Monday Night Crib 7:00pm Everyone welcome. Wednesday Night Darts 7:30 pm Live Music every Friday and Saturday night Elks Fundraiser Meat Draw Raffles every Friday evening at 5:30 PM in the Legion lounge. Eeight chances to win meat, a teddy bear draw and a 50-50 draw. It’s a great way to start the weekend! Funds raised support Elks projects. Line Dancing Classes on Mondays from 10am to 11:30am in the Community Centre at Church of Our Lady, 566 Vaughn St. Cost $3 per class. Everyone welcome. For more information call Donna Douglas @306.692.7365. Sunday Supper with Jason Chow will be held on March 3rd @5:00 p.m. at the Masonic Temple, 1755 Main St. N. Pasta and all the fixings; desserts and refreshments. Tickets:Adults $20/Children 6-12 yrs $10/Under 5 yrs FREE. Deadline for tickets February 24th; available from MBC members: Al Rivers 306.684.1502 or Lynne 306.693.2726. THE 2019 MOOSE JAW REGIONAL HERITAGE FAIR Thursday, May 9th, at the Moose Jaw Western Development Museum. If you are interested in being a sponsor of this annual event, please contact the WDM; Volunteer Judges are also needed with a time commitment from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the day of the event (lunch will be provided).

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Katie Keeler 690-4333 Lori Keeler 631-8069

Extensive renovations in this beautiful 2 ½ storey home. Just listed! NW bungalow, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. 3 bedroom bungalow!! Some updating has been FAMILY sized! 4 floors of living space! Stunning done. Finished lower level with extra bedroom, large Numerous updates including new windows, new doors, custom kitchen cabinets, glass/marble backsplash, family area, laundry/utility, bathroom and den. Off street new roof, shingles soffit and facia! Kitchen and under counter lighting, updated appliances! 3 parking! Listed at $179,900 bathrooms updated! Lower level developed. bedrooms 3 bathrooms! Long list of updates. A must to see!

RM of Baildon #131

(306) 681-9424


Frank Hammel 684-9491 Beth Vance 631-0886

(306) 630-5409



Acreage 20 minutes South of Moose Jaw,spacious Bungalow on 17.66 Acres, heated shop (Quonset), barn, sheds, bin, corrals and more! The Home, Quonset and Barn all have new shingles home has updated windows, flooring, high efficient furnace

RENOVATED IN AND OUT - TOP TO BOTTOM 3+1 bedrooms, Two Renovated Bathrooms. Exterior upgrades Soffits & Fascia, Shingles and PVC Style Windows. Interior upgrades include, Kitchen Cabinetry, Counter-tops with stainless steel appliances!


5 bedroom, 3 bathroom bungalow is immaculate new flooring, large island with quarts counters, walk-in pantry and patio doors to the deck 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, main floor laundry spacious heated garage, central vac, central air and all appliances included....literally move in ready!

$288,900 Character home moved onto a new foundation 10' ceilings on the main floor, spacious and bright rooms 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms (one on each floor). Second Floor features 2 bedrooms, includes 2 lots, double garage!


1119 5th Ave NW

1109 Lillooet St W

Barb Corrobourg


Katie Keeler REALTOR ÂŽ

(306) 690-4333

• 3 Bedroom Bungalow! • Updated Eat In Kitchen • Extra Bedrooms, Bath • Family Room, Laundry Down • Detached Garage • Listed at $259,900


Realtor ÂŽ Residential PART TIME

306 684-5819

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1131 Currie Cres

Welcome to this beautiful 2 bedroom (plus 2 dens), 2 bathroom character home centrally located in the Avenues. Close to schools and affordably priced just waiting for you to come and take ownership! Call today and book your showing!

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Theresita Calinawan Realtor ÂŽ Residential Commercial PART TIME


306 684 2020


Beth Vance ÂŽ REALTOR 306-631-0886

• Extensively Renovated • Custom Built Kitchen • 2 Bedrooms on Main Floor • Lower Level Developed • Double Garage + Single Garage • RV Parking

140 Main St N • 306-694-5766

This exquisite, well cared for, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 4 level split house with gleaming hardwood floors provides plenty of space for everyone in your family! Close to schools, a walking trail and bike path, you won't want to miss this great opportunity to make this your own! Call today and book your personal viewing.

 604 Dufferin Ave SE


Office 306.694.8000 521 Ominica Street W.

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Celebrate family day weekend with free fishing, february 16 to 18 With Saskatchewan’s Family Day holiday approaching on February 18th, residents and visitors are encouraged to participate in the annual winter free fishing from February 16-18th at no cost. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy winter in Saskatchewan. Residents and visitors are allowed to fish in any waterbody that has an open sport fishing season without purchasing a fishing

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