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Last Friday, the Moose Jaw Co-op announced the acquisition of Prairie Plains Agro, an independent crop input and protection business based in Moose Jaw. “It’s exciting news for the members of the Moose Jaw Co-op and the staff and we’re certainly excited for the Prairie Plains Agro team to be part of the Moose Jaw Coop family,” said Moose Jaw Co-op general manager Geoff Anderson. Anderson said he couldn’t reveal the sale price until the deal was finalized at least. If all conditions are met, the sale is expected to be finalized on March 1. Prairie Plains Agro Ltd. was born in 2009 when Mark LaRoque, his wife Mary and business partner Lisa Martin launched the independent crop input retail business. They carry a range of products for producers, including fertilizer, seed, crop protection and agronomy services. The business also supports growers with crop input products and fertility planning. “We’ve been serving producers in the Moose Jaw area for nearly a decade and we’ve developed some great relationships with them over the years,” said Mark LaRoque, founder and co-owner of Prairie Plains Agro in a release. “Knowing how

committed Moose Jaw Co-op is to our community and its customers, we’re confident that it will continue building on those relationships to ensure that producers in this area get the service they need.” Martin and Mark LaRoque will continue to be part of the operation on a contractual basis while a search is undertaken to find someone to manage the operation. Anderson said he expected between 8-10 employees will also make the transition after the purchase. “What’s exciting about Prairie Plains Agro is that their business model aligns very well with the co-operatives,” Anderson said. “They’re very much a people-driven company. They want to ensure that their clients and members are always put first, which certainly aligns with our values and our vision with Moose Jaw Co-op. It’s a win-win.” Moose Jaw Co-op’s acquisition will complement its existing Agro Centre, which currently offers small equipment, farm hardware, and bulk fuel to producers. In 2017, Federated Co-operatives Limited opened two new fertilizer terminals — including one in Hanley, Sask. — to make it easier and more efficient to deliver product

to producers. “The independent Ag retailers are finding that it’s a pretty uncertain environment right now. It’s a hard environment to compete in,” Anderson said. “The Co-op retailing system is a fairly large organization. We’re able to benefit from being part of our wholesaling group out of Saskatoon. We have fertilizer plants in Hanley and Brandon. We have been putting a lot of our focus over the last two years in crop supplies. It’s definitely a market that we see growing. There’s a lot of growth potential and we want to bring that total-value package to our members. This is a big piece for our co-operative so we can provide a total-value package to our producers in Moose Jaw trading area.” The process of acquiring Prairie Plains Agro began months before Anderson took over as general manager of the Moose Jaw Co-Op Association Ltd. two weeks ago. “With the amount of work that has gone into this from Prairie Plains Agro’s side, plus Moose Jaw and the support we’ve received from Federated Co-op, there’s no way we could get that done in two weeks,” Anderson said.


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Black History Month festivity honours contributions of BlackSasha-Gay Canadians, past and present Lobban To mark Black History Month and to highlight and pay homage to Black peoples’ contributions within Canada, one local group in Regina held their annual Black History Month Breakfast last weekend, which brings together the Black community for a day of celebrations. The Saskatchewan Jamaican Association (SJA), the group that has been hosting the Black History Month Breakfast for the past four years, says the event brings awareness of the contributions of the Black Canadian community. Maxine McKenzie-Cox, member of the Saskatchewan Jamaican Association (SJA) said the event makes the wider community more aware of the contributions of black people through a Canadian lens instead of an American one. “We’ve been hosting a celebration to recognize Black History Month for about 20 years. It is an important thing for us to celebrate because a lot of people are not aware of the contributions of black people to Canada and the impact we’ve made over the years. A lot of people are mostly aware of prominent figures in the United States and when we look at Black History Month, it is always through the lens of the Americans. So, we wanted to focus on Canadian Black History to stimulate this awareness where we live.” She noted that Black history is a part of Canadian history. “Black history in Canada is also Canadian history so I think it is important that the broader Canadian community is aware and recognize that Blacks have been in

2019 Black History Month Scholarship recipient, Adrian Cox.

Some of the Black History Month Breakfast attendees joined in for a picture to celebrate the occasion. Canada for years dating back to the 1700’s and have made tremendous contributions. We are part of the broader community. We are not just immigrants who come in as our own community. We are indeed part of the broader community. We participate and contribute in the community. So, it’s important to bring this awareness.” McKenzie-Cox also spoke about bridging cultural gaps with events like the Black History Month Breakfast. “Sometimes people are afraid of each other because of lack of awareness and knowledge about diverse cultures. When people don’t know each other, there are preconceived notions and stereotypes. Those stereotypes create conflict sometimes. So, I find when we get to know each other through these kinds of events, we find that we have more in common than we are different. So, this month brings together everyone in our community to bridge gaps and break down barriers. And we don’t just do this because it is Black History Month but everyday through different avenues in our communities.” In addition to hosting the Black History Month Breakfast, the Association also disburses a scholarship to a

student every year during the event. This year’s scholarship recipient is Adrian Cox who attends the University of Calgary. He is from Regina but moved away to study Engineering. “I’m thankful for the scholarship and grateful to know that I have people here to support me and are genuinely concerned about my future. It’s really nice to know that there’s a community of people that provides this kind of support.” The Breakfast was again a success, as over 100 people of various cultural backgrounds came out to celebrate Black History Month. They enjoyed a variety of food and socializing with the extended community. For this year’s Black History Month, Caribbean cultural icon, Louise Bennett-Coverley, popularly known as Miss Lou was honored. Miss Lou was known for her creole-filled poems and storytelling. She was a cultural ambassador who was also recognized in Canada for shedding light on cultural diversity. For 2019, the theme of the Government of Canada’s Black History Month campaign is Black Canadian Youth: Boundless, Rooted and Proud.

City offering psychological first aid course Scott Hellings

Want to learn more about how to support friends, family, and coworkers through difficult times? The City of Moose Jaw is now offering a psychological first aid course. The course will be presented on Wednesday, March 6 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Moose Jaw Public Library. Attendees will be introduced to the “Look, Listen, Link, Live” model created by the Red Cross. It will be an excellent educational opportunity. “Psychological first aid is a new program offered by the Canadian Red Cross. It was

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fessional development, to build resiliency in their workplace and to help colleagues. It is also open to the public, so anybody off the street can come and register for the course.” Please note there is an online portion of the course that must be completed prior to attending the in-class session. Once you register you will receive an email with more information on accessing the online course. To register, visit the Kinsmen Sportsplex and stop at the registration desk. Phone or online registration is not available at this

time, although Howe says they are working on including this in the future. The fee is $120. If you miss out on registering for the March 6 date you will have other opportunities, as the course will be offered on an ongoing basis. Additional dates announced thus far include March 23 and May 4. For more information, contact the Kinsmen Sportsplex at 306-694-4483. You can also visit the Red Cross website (www. to learn more.



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Moose Jaw’s Only Jamaican World War One Veteran: Percival Swaby Nash By Richard Dowson, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada, October 18, 2018

Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen killed in World War One are buried, for the most part, in foreign lands, far from home. Lieutenant Percival Swaby Nash, 210th Battalion CEF, and the Royal Flying Corps, was probably the only ‘Person of Colour’ from Moose Jaw to go on active service in World War One. He died and is buried in Moose Jaw, far form his ancestral Jamaican home There is no record of Percy ever being referred to as a ‘person of colour’, which is not surprising. Information about race, ancestry, ethnicity or skin colour was not collected upon joining any ‘British’ type military, including Canada, Australia or Commonwealth countries. Moose Jaw, March 1916 was very “British”. The Military Attestation papers for WW I asked only the basic questions including: Church affiliation, Vaccinations, Trade or Calling, Complexion, Eye Colour and Hair Colour and scars. Information needed to identify the Serviceman if killed and what type of cemetery plot. Next of Kin information was collected. The point is, in the British military skin colour didn’t matter. The same attitude prevailed in British Moose Jaw at the beginning of the twentieth century. What mattered was the deeply rooted British Class-system; your heritage, income, education, family, ‘station in life’ and your refined English accent. Percy had it all. He was educated in the finest schools in England; was an architect and most certainly spoke with a sophisticated, refined English Accent. Soon after enlistment, he was deemed officer material and placed in officer training. Percy became a Lieutenant. Percy’s final resting place is in the Northeast corner of the old Moose Jaw Cemetery, off 9th East. His headstone reads: “Lieutenant Percival Swaby Nash, Royal Air Force, June 27, 1919”. The bottom inscription reads: “Only Son of the Late James Nash, Solicitor, Jamaica, West Indies.” He died at the Moose Jaw General Hospital while undergoing surgery and had no family in Moose Jaw. Percy, as he is listed in some of the records, was the son of Francilla (Swaby)

and James Nash. He was born May 2, 1891 in Montego Bay, St. James Parish. Jamaica. According to the Solicitor’s Handbook of Jamaica his father James Nash, practiced law. Moose Jaw’s history asks, “How did a 22-year-old, well educated Jamaican kid end up in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1913? And who was he?” =The “Methodist Baptisms” records from Montego Bay, Jamaica, show three children; Percy was the oldest. As was the British custom of the day, the oldest son was given his mother’s last name (Swaby) as his middle name. In the nineteenth century the Swaby name was associated with successful ‘people of colour’ who emerged after Jamaican emancipation in 1834. As was the custom of the ‘well-todo’ of Jamaica, Percy was packed off to England at age 18 for a ‘proper’ British higher education. The Moose Jaw Henderson lists young Percy as a Draftsman and Architect. He probably studied Architecture at Maidstone Grammar School between 1909 and 1912. Immigrants to Moose Jaw from 1900 to 1914 were primarily of English descent. Jamaican immigrant Percy Nash, son of a solicitor and well educated at a ‘fine English School’ was British upper-class, even though he was a person of colour. He was assigned to the ‘Right Class’ by the community. Twenty-two-year-old Percy came to Canada about 1912 and settled in Moose Jaw. The Henderson Directories at the Moose Jaw Public Library and Archives show his addresses and occupation in Moose Jaw as: 1 1913 Nash, Percival; Draftsman for E.B. Merrill and Co – rooming at 142 Ominica Street East 2 1914-15 Nash, Percy Architect living at 1124 and one half Henleaze Avenue W 3 1916 – Living at 1136 – 3rd Avenue N.W., Moose Jaw and working as an Insurance Agent The 210th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Moose Jaw was approved in March 1916. Percy Swaby Nash enlisted in the 210th Battalion at Moose Jaw on March 20, 1916 and was assigned the Regimental Number of 255211. He was now Private P.S. Nash making $1.00 a day plus another ten cents when on maneuvers in the field. This was Percy’s first Attestation Paper – there were two. His second Attestation Paper was completed on May 15, 1916. He was a little guy – only 5 feet 5 inches tall (1.65 m). There is a very good chance he was shorter. The minimum

The Cheerful Men of the 210th Leaving Moose Jaw in the Spring of 1916. Courtesy the Moose Jaw Public Library and Archive height for enlistment was 5 feet 5 inches. Jaw News” printed the following story Percy is described as having Black Hair, about a young man who had found a new Dark eyes and Dark Complexion. Percy home, in a new country and made many had scar on left cheek, origin unknown. friends. He was settled in Moose Jaw and Percy was chosen for officer training and was enjoying life. left the Battalion on April 2, 1916 and rejoined the 210th Battalion in Winnipeg Moose Jaw News, on May 14, 1916, hence the second AttesSaturday, June 28, 1919 tation Paper. He was now Lieutenant P. “Popular Member of S. Nash, ‘B’ Company, 210th Battalion, Younger Set Passes Divide C.E.F. “Percy Nash Died Yesterday Following Because of ill health. The 210th sailed for a Serious Operation England on April 12, 1917 without Percy. Soon after, on May 1, 1917, Percy was “Percy S. Nash, one of the most popular declared ‘surplus’ because of poor health young men of the city, passed away yesand Struck Off Strength (S.O.S.) and Dis- terday afternoon following a complicated charged from the Battalion. operation at the General Hospital here. From here, Percy Swaby Nash follows an Funeral will be held tomorrow (June 29, indirect course back to Moose Jaw. After 1919) afternoon at 3 o’clock from “The leaving the 210th Battalion CEF, he seems Ranch”, 922 Main Street North, Moose to have become part of the Canadian De- Jaw. Captain Williams of the Saskatchfence Force, as a Private, in July 1917. ewan Military Hospital will officiate, He was seconded to the Royal Flying while the members of the local Great War Corps, which became the Royal Air Force Veterans of whom P. Nash was a member, and completed his training with the RFC will parade in a body. in the fall of 1918; the name Percival Swa- “Mr. Nash was at one time a Lieutenant by Nash appears on the RFC Nominal in the 210th Battalion but owing to ill Role. health was unable to proceed overseas. The Armistice was signed on November Not to be denied, however, he later en11, 1918. Percy was Struck Off Strength listed in the Royal Air Force and had just and Discharged from the military on De- completed his training when the armicember 13, 1918 and returned to Moose stice was signed. His sudden demise will Jaw some time in January 1919, lucki- be greatly felt in many circles as he was a ly missing the Influenza Epidemic that prominent member of the gold, tennis and killed many in the city. Prairie clubs in addition to being one of Happy to have missed the influenza pan- the charter members of the Kiwanis Club. demic, Percy settled back to work in the A well-known musician, Mr. Nash was Insurance Department of Kern Agencies. also a composer of some talent and in this He was a Charter member of the Kiwan- regard, he will be missed in the musical is Club of Moose Jaw and attended their circles of the city. first meeting on April 29, 1919. He made “Mr. Nash was in his 28th year at the time Moose Jaw his permanent home. of his death. He is survived by his father, For unknown reason, Percy needed an who resides at Montego Bay, Jamaica (It operation and was scheduled for Friday, appears his father was dead at the time of June 27, 1919 at the General Hospital in Percy’s death) and by two sisters who reMoose Jaw. Percival Swaby Nash never side in the States of New York and New made it. He died on the operating table. Jersey, respectively.” The next day, June 28, 1919 “The Moose

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Pink Day is recognized nationally this week, bringing the topic of bullying top-of-mind. For a victim of bullying, the effects can be life-changing and last a lifetime. Bullying comes in all shapes and sizes, as some individuals exert their personally-regarded power or brawn on another, “seeking to harm, intimidate or coerce someone perceived as vulnerable,” as the definition Joan Ritchie states. EDITOR I am sure everyone has been witness to this at one time or another in their own lives or anothers. I don’t know of any school that hasn’t got a couple of them, badgering those perceived weaker, smaller, less fortunate, less popular or whatever. One of the biggest problems is that bullies very seldom stop after one attempt; the potential to recur is there, so be sure…in the light of more public awareness, someone is watching. Power is a funny thing; it can turn a decent Dr. Jekyll into an evil alter ego Mr. Hyde. Once it rears its ugly head, there’s no stopping the devil within. In the current federal government fiasco regarding Jody Wilson-Raybould, there seems to be more going on behind closed doors and tight lips. I think it might be another “nail in the coffin” for our perceived “high-and- mighty above-the-law” Prime Minister who probably thinks he can get away with his so-so good looks and charm. Not so quick, Justin, the same door you walked through when you became Prime Minister will also be the same door that slams your butt when you leave. In my estimation, it’s a slippery slope downward to election day when votes weigh-in the balance, tipping the scale another way because of a lack-of-trust in this government; the air-of-entitlement the Prime Minister has displayed, poor fiscal mismanagement and a lack-of-judgement on his part. I find it rather interesting, last week’s announcement of funds designated to First Nations, a little “brown-nosing” to maybe get a few votes back. I guess the phrase “power to the people” got thrown out the window along with its ideology; instead, the federal “powers that-be” have dragged this matter in the headlines for weeks still speculating whether Wilson-Raybould can speak her truth on the matter. The people of this country should have the option of hearing both sides of the story so an informed decision can be made. Apparently, she will have her time in the spotlight so to date of this writing, no one yet knows what “cat she will let out of the bag.” One thing I have learnt over the years, there’s nothing that is swept under the rug that won’t be revealed. When you see a political party scrambling to protect itself instead of letting the truth tell the story, trouble is a-brewing. Another thought: If the Alberta oil reserves were in Quebec, would they receive the same regard as SNC Lavalin does or vice-versa? It is apparent that the government could care less about the loss of jobs associated with the oil industry in Western Canada but lo-and-behold that Quebec would possibly suffer from SNC Lavalin’s possible demise. It’s rather ironic that it seems that all the money the government gleans from the western provinces is spent mostly on Quebec, anyway. That doesn’t seem fair to me and a lot of other Canadians! 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.

An Evening with Michelle Wright Multi-award-winning country artiste shares an intimate tour with fans Sasha-Gay Lobban

It’s been five years since award-winning country artiste Michelle Wright released new music and now she is coming back with a brand-new album in the works and a special tour for her fans. Wright’s expressive voice and distinctive style have earned her numerous awards over the years, including over twenty Top Ten radio hits, more than forty major awards (including her 2011 induction into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame) and she has sold millions of records. Fresh off of working on a brand-new album, Wright is on tour presenting an intimate show called, “An Evening with Michelle Wright.” The show will make its way to Moose Jaw on Sunday, March 17 at the Moose Jaw Cultural Center, starting at 7:30pm. Wright, whose career has spanned almost 40 years of touring and releasing award-winning hits, says “An Evening with Michelle Wright” will share her story with her fans while performing some of her new music. “It’s going to be a very intimate show. I’m going to share all my hit songs that the fans have given me throughout the years, as well as some of the new songs that I’ve recorded and some that I will be recording for my album,” she said. “I want to share my story which started when my mother had me when she was 17-years-old. It’s been quite a journey ever since and I just wanted

ready released. The songs have been well-produced. My good friend from Saskatchewan, Bob Funk produced those songs for me. They sound fantastic and people enjoy having new music from me.” Wright has won countless awards and has performed across the world. She says Moose Jaw has been a popular performance destination for her tours. “I’ve been coming to Moose Jaw since 1985. I’ve played all the bars on the corner to the theatres! My career has taken me across the world and Moose Jaw has been one of those popular locations.” She hopes that from this tour, her fans will get to know her a little better. “From this intimate evening with me, I hope the audience will get to know a little bit more about me and the journey I’ve been on for almost 40 years. This year will be the 39th year since I’ve been on the road now, and I’m looking forward to seeing the fans and them learning more about me.” She thanks her fans for a wonderful career and looks forward to the rest of her music journey. “I want to thank my fans for all the years, and I hope they’ll come out and have some fun with me!” You can purchase tickets for “An Evening with Michelle Wright” at the Moose Jaw Cultural Center’s box office at 217 Main Street N. or online at event.

to bring this show to the fans and tell my story.” Even though her new album is not yet complete, Wright wants to give fans a taste of what to expect with her upcoming album, which she says has a great sound. “The album has not yet been completed but I’ve released some new songs from the album to give people a taste of what we’re working on. Following the release, we put together this tour to get out there with the fans. After this tour, I’ll get back into the studio to finish up the album.” Last year, Wright released a few songs from the album. She said the songs are already receiving positive reviews, noting that a Saskatchewan producer worked on the new songs. Wright seems pleased with the response so far. “The feedback has been great for the songs we’ve al-

Greenhouse vegetable production in Saskatchewan likely not too profitable By Ron Walter | For Agri-Mart Express



Consumers and producers often ask why Saskatchewan can’t produce more of its

own vegetables. Given that a survey in 1996 showed Saskatchewan only produced seven per cent of in-season fresh vegetable consumption, compared with 33 per cent in Alberta and 57 per cent in Manitoba, that is a reasonable question. Growing of trial plots in this province have shown many vegetable crops can be grown successfully – among them corn, carrots, cabbage, cucumbers, celery, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, peppers, pumpkins and cantaloupe. The small but growing industry supplies mostly farmers’ markets even though supermarkets want more local produce. Greenhouses offer another option with year-round supplies possible. Increasing number of greenhouses have

appeared in Saskatchewan over the last 20 years with most in the flower and bedding out plant category. The 2017 Alberta Agriculture report on the economics of greenhouse crops perhaps indicates why greenhouse crops aren’t replacing vegetable imports. Return on investment in the survey is not exactly spectacular: 4.5 per cent on cucumbers; 1.2 per cent on tomatoes; an 8.7 per cent loss on peppers; 4.3 per cent gain in flowers/bedding out plants; and 5.9 per cent on tree seedlings. The returns help explain why 40 per cent of Alberta greenhouse space is devoted to flowers/bedding out plants with 13 per cent to tree seedlings. Labour supply may hinder investment in greenhouses. Labour ranges between 18 per cent and 23 per cent of costs with natural gas between 10 per cent and 13 per cent of costs. Ron Walter can be reached at

North Dakota herd inflicted with bovine TB By Ron Walter For Agri-Mart Express


EXPRESS Bovine tuberculosis has been identified in a North Dakota cow herd. The herd is located in Sargent County about five hours drive south of Winnipeg. The North Dakota Department of Agriculture says the strain, Mycobacterium bovid, has not been found before in the U.S. and is similar to cases found in Mexico. Two animals tested positive for the disease at an out-of-state slaughter plant in December 2018.

Five additional cows from the Sargent County farm were confirmed positive by veterinarians from the North Dakota Department of Agriculture. Tests are ongoing to determine how the disease infected this herd. Ag officials say there are no other cattle herds in direct contact with the farm. A bovine TB outbreak in cattle at Jenner in southern Alberta in 2016 was also identified as a rare strain from Mexico. That outbreak found six infected cows, resulting in destruction of 11,500 cattle and up to $15 million compensation costs.

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Despite school bus cancellations and extreme weather conditions that prevented many children from attending school during the cold weather snap, that did not stop the Friendly City Optimists of Moose Jaw from giving back to students. The group visited Empire Community School to provide a healthy pancake breakfast for students, staff and even parents who were able to make it to the school that day. The students were able to enjoy their meals for which they thanked the Optimists for providing. Because many children did not get a chance to attend, parents were also invited to stay and have breakfast with those who were able to brave the extreme cold conditions.

Principal at Empire Community School, Kelly Logan thanked the Optimists saying they continue to show the school their full support by partnering on many projects. “I just want to say thanks to the Optimists for their continued support over the years. This is just one of the many things that they do for our school. It’s been really great to build those community partnerships with the Optimists.” She continued, “We love to have them come in and share an event with the kids because they do so much for our school. For instance, we have a playground fundraiser for the last couple of years and the Optimists were a big help in raising funds for our playground and they’re also going to help us install it this spring. We’re just

Empire students enjoy pancake breakfast by Friendly City Optimists. very grateful to them and all that they do for the school.” Since 2017, the Optimist Club has been hosting pancake breakfasts for selected schools across the city. Since they started, approximately six (6) schools have benefited. Optimist member Ellen Sjoberg, who chairs the committee that puts together the pancake breakfast said it is a satisfying experience to be able to give back

The students thanked the club and also showcased a cheer to show their appreciation to the club.


Home building hit $2 Bymillion for January Ron Walter - For Moose Jaw Express


An unusual surge in winter building permits for housing boosted construction values in the first month of this year. Builders of six single family homes worth $2.1million were issued permits. Five are in the privately-developed West Park Subdivision on the city’s northwest end. Value of the five averaged $321,320. Only one new single-family home was issued by city hall in January 2018 worth $238,000. The new homes pushed building values for the month to $2.19 million, more than double the $1.05 million from last year. Other major permits for the month involved $499,000 for a condominium operation on Bradley Street on South Hill and $41,000 for apartment alterations at 800 Fourth Avenue Southwest.


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When the City of Moose Jaw hired Jim Puffalt as their new city manager last year, they knew they were getting someone with plenty of experience in the business of running things for cities and towns all over Saskatchewan and beyond. During the most recent Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association conference, Puffalt was recognized for that longevity, as he received a SUMA Meritorious Service Award signifying his 35 years as a municipal employee. “It’s a nice honour, you look out at the crowd and I remember the first SUMA convention I went to when I was a young puppy; there were a bunch of old people, but they were obviously not since I’m there now and I’m not old,” Puffalt said with a laugh prior to Monday’s city council meeting. “It was just an interesting time to see how much SUMA has changed over the years and it gives you perspective on

how much everything has changed... it’s very cool to get an award like that.” The award recognizes each individual’s career success, dedication and involvement in their local communities, with the award citation saying such people ‘become role models in their communities and through their long service, they have made a valuable contribution to the success of their municipalities. They strive for an improved quality of life through a strong local government.’ Puffalt has tried to follow that role ever since he started his career as the town administrator in Elrose, and while his job description has changed over the years, the tenents of how he works with the public hasn’t. “Even when I started in a one-person office, I was the customer service, I was the one taking the cash and making sure that they felt that coming to the municipal office was a good experience,” Puffalt said. “That kind of thing I’ve tried

Moose Jaw city manager Jim Puffalt speaks at a recent city council meeting

to impress on people I’ve worked with, look after the customers, that’s fortunately been the constant over the years, looking after people.” When you’ve been doing something for 35 years, you’re bound to see all sorts of change, and the business of running communities is no exception. Especially

when it comes to technology. “The type of transformation I’ve seen in municipal offices over the years, what you see now compared to back then, is incredible,” Puffalt said. “I remember being excited when we got a fax machine way back when and now our phones have way more computing power than the first computers I worked with. “The technology has changed, but what hasn’t is customer service and looking after the taxpayers and making sure that you’re doing what’s necessary to ensure their best interests are met.” Odds are Puffalt will be long retired by the time the next 35 years come along. Seeing what happens as time passes and how things evolve is something he is looking forward to in the meantime. “I can’t even imagine,” Puffalt laughed. “Maybe we’ll be teleporting around, who knows? It’s hard to say what changes will be there, so it’s going to be interesting for sure.”


By Ron Walter For Moose Jaw Express

Facebook investment faces hurdles from privacy concerns, politics What started out 15 years ago to meet hot college girls has become one of the hottest investments ever – Facebook. Creator Mark Zuckerberg began a site call Facesmash, comparing the photos of two women side by side. Some of his documented comparisons were outright brutal, comparing some girls to farm animals. The Harvard student was arrogant then as now when under fire at government hearings about Facebook. Following trouble, near expulsion from Harvard over a slew of matters, the Facesmash site was revived as Facebook, a site student directory. Within months, Zuckerberg and a partner each invested $1,000 in the new Facebook. From that humble beginning Facebook became a company valued at $162 billion. Zuckerberg’s stake, worth $60.6 billion, fluctuates by millions every day. In one day last July, his shares lost almost $19 billion value. Facebook became the leading social media, surging from 500,000 members in 2007 to 2.3 billion. Just about one in every three people on the globe subscribes to Facebook. Growth of the site was fantastic. Members shared their insights from the contents of breakfast to photos of

grandchildren, kittens, dogs and, of course, personal attitudes – ethnic/racial slurs. Meanwhile Facebook pulled in billions in revenue on the “free” site from advertising. While users were happy posting daily activities on their “free” page, Facebook vacuumed up their personal information, using it to make billions. If you talked about your baby your site was targeted with advertising for baby food, diapers and the like. If you discussed bulls, you saw ads for cattle and related products. Facebook posts took the place of newspapers for millions, who trusted their friends, and who mostly believed: if it’s posted it’s true. Everybody seemed happy with this relationship until the Facebook miracle came into sharp focus following the 2016 United States presidential election and allegations of Russian lies on Facebook. Disturbing evidence surfaced on Facebook use, as a tool to spread lies during the campaign. Many Facebook users became even more concerned when it was revealed the Republicans had hired a firm called Cambridge Analytica to use Facebook data to spread lies. The concern grew when, after denials, Facebook admitted it had shared users’ personal information widely with

commercial operators. Instead of a few privacy keeners, many of Facebook’s users began wondering how their highly personal posts were being used or abused. The outcome: Facebook still faces legal action and slower growth. Evidence shows younger users are drifting to other social media like Instagram, owned by Facebook. Facebook may become your grandparents’ site. Voters have learned from the scandal. Seven in 10 Canadians believe Facebook will be used in the federal election to influence their vote. Given worldwide use and markets, Facebook has yet to be fully exploited, the company seems assured of a future. With uncertainty created by lawsuits and government inquiries, this is not an investment for the fainthearted. Stock was a recent $162.50 US, down from a yearly high of $218.62. Facebook shares sell at a strong 22 times earning — no bargain. Remember technology companies that fell out of consumer favour? – Nortel, Motorola, Blackberry, AOl, Netscape. The eclipse for most was swift and sudden. Will Facebook join them? CAUTION: Remember when investing, consult your adviser and do your homework before buying any security. Bizworld does not recommend investments. Ron Walter can be reached at

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REFLECTIVE MOMENTS This oldtimer has no fond memory of buckled boots Oldtimers have spent a few days this winter looking out their windows and thinking back to days when snowbanks were higher, trains were stranded and cold weather just didn’t seem as cold. Joyce Walter I guess I have become one For Moose Jaw Express of those oldtimers, sitting here working at the kitchen table and looking out the window, remembering winters of the past when mostly all I worried about was not being seen wearing a home-knit scarf or any other kind of cold weather apparel selected by the parent. Perhaps the most embarrassing of all were those brown winter boots with the metal buckles that took forever to do up and then undo. But much worse was knowing they were really “boys’” boots and hoping the mean kids wouldn’t look closely enough at my feet to figure out the gender of my footwear. That would have been complete humiliation, even more humiliating than wearing boys’ skates because of my weak ankles. Such a rough childhood I had! But winter in those days was a fun time — skating

at the outdoor rink, sitting on a blanket on a snowbank watching the local men and boys play hockey, hanging out in the heated rink shack drinking hot chocolate and munching on a hot dog, sledding down the school hill, hitching up my dog to pull the sleigh and him running back home after I fell off in a snowbank. Then there was throwing snowballs, making snow angels, playing fox and geese or jam can curling. Indoors at the curling rink it was a challenge to remember to let go of the rock before both of us crossed the hogline and then trying to get back onto my feet without looking at my brother who was shaking his head in despair. Perhaps the most fun was driving the family car through snowdrifts, in winter storms and on icy roads, never ever worrying about making it home or to our destination safely. But then I grew up, became an adult, aged some more and became aware of the dangers of winter, despite having all sorts of winter equipment in the car with us. We sometimes ask each other why we drove to a rodeo in Regina in treacherous driving conditions and never doubted we would make it. Whereas today, being threatened by three snowflakes causes us to

rush to the grocery store to stock up on milk, bread, juice, snacks and other necessities — just in case. At my advanced age, I really don’t care how many layers of clothes I have to put on or peel off and gosh help me, but I do put up my parka hood to keep my ears from freezing. I’m sure my parents are doing a happy dance to note that I have become them. I will give in on agreeing that pristine snow is a beautiful sight — on Christmas cards and falling somewhere else as reported on the news. It is even striking as it sits on the large evergreen trees across from our address. But the growing piles of snow around us though are not as Norman Rockwell in real life. What really caught this oldtimer’s attention was noticing on an Internet site that those ugly winter boots with buckles are back in vogue, and wow, they even come in girls’ styles, as well as the traditional boys’ designs. I will wear gloves, a scarf, a hat or even drive up the icy street when it is snowing, but I draw the line at boots with buckles, even ones that glitter and are described as glamourous by some fashionista who never had to wear the boys’ model of the ’50s. Joyce Walter can be reached at

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The Sukanen Ship pioneer Village and Museum began 50 years of operation this year by recognizing long-term service and membership. Lifetime membership awards were presented to Keith Jelinski and Alex Rhead at the annual volunteer dinner. Recognition for 40 years service went to Lloyd Vigar and Ed Willis while Ken Cornell was recognized for 35 years service, with 25 years for Stan Bowes. Ten year appreciation plaques went to Ron Fissel, Frances Fritschke, Joan and Winston Huenison, Erin Lough, Brenda Mackenzie and Ross Ramage. The museum opens May 9 for the 50th season.

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In a way, I was happy the road was blocked by some emergency vehicles because a moment or two earlier we could have been swept down the mountainside by a snow driven landslide. Fortunately, no one was hurt by the huge avalanche. A video made of the event made the national news and with good reason, this was a biggie. I was also happy to postpone this shopping trip to the city and postpone spending my moolah. by Dale “bushy” We were stuck in the schmozzle of what was, Bush basically, a parking lot, as the police detoured the traffic a few miles behinds us. Those of us at the head of two jam-packed lanes waited for our opportunity to escape by turning around and fleeing in the opposite direction of the landslide. It was estimated that it would be at least two hours before we would be able to move an inch, so I did what Canadians are supposed to do in a situation like this…I got my hockey stick and tennis ball out. But as much as I got smiles and encouragement, I did not get anyone to go one on one with me or anyone willing to be a goalie…sigh, that might have made the national news as well. Without any I-gadgets or smart-thingys, we became bored silly waiting in the car, so Mrs. B and I decided to walk up to the landslide and give advice on how to manage the situation. That was my plan, but my bride politely suggested that those in charge might not appreciate my vast wisdom. She said I would be wiser to be a bystander…a silent bystander. Our casual walk was along the right ditch which was deep enough to prevent any vehicles from turning around but allowed us to safely pursue one of our favorite travel games…Bumper Snickers! Reading and commenting on bumper stickers and window decals. The game began with my Bride spying a now familiar window decal on the mini-van ahead of us, indicating a four-member stick family (Dad, Mom and 2 brothers) and a stick dog (with stick fleas) next to a stick cat… chasing a stick mouse down a stick hole. This is not that unusual a window sticker. I think that mini-van salesguys will throw in a custom stick family window decal to seal the deal. The next notable bumper sticker was an obvious Canadian sticker on a beat up 4X4 that stated, “When in doubt… play hockey!”. Well I went down that road and tried but could find no takers, not even the guy with the hockey bumper sticker…sigh. Another bumper sticker that made me giggle was an oldie but goody and kind of hits home…”Dyslexics are Teople Poo”. This one is funny to a lot of folks who have stayed up late at night wondering if there really is a Dog? Surprisingly, there does not seem to be as many bumper stickers as there used to be and when you look at some of the new cars I think I know the reason. There are no “bumpers” any more, or at least obvious bumpers. The vehicles that do have bumpers seem to be the “large and getting larger” pickup trucks, but those bumpers make it easy to read bumper stickers because they are at eyelevel. I think this would be a good bumper sticker slogan for those trucks (and drivers)…” I Have a Big 4X4 Truck…So I Must Be a Good Driver”. Can you tell I do not have a big 4X4 truck and may have a peeve about the way they are driven? We were stuck for over 3 hours with hundreds of cars…I know I could have sold hundreds of “I Survived the 2019 Landslide Traffic Jam” bumper stickers…maybe next time.

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Your prescription for better health may be at the Humane Society by Dr. Steven Heidinger, Moose Jaw Chiropractor My family and I were on vacation a few weeks ago. While I like the idea of the getting away, I never look forward to the travel part of vacationing. With multiple connections comes multiple hours spent in airports. Airline travel tends to involve a lot of “hurry up and wait” situations, security line-ups, potential delays and mediocre and expensive airport food. Even

when there is no fear of flying there still can be a fair amount of anxiety associated with traveling by plane. On our way back from our vacation, we had to endure a fairly long layover in Toronto. I don’t like just sitting in one spot for hours, so I’ll wander around the terminal just to kill time. This time I noticed quite a few travelers with dogs. It is not uncommon to see people traveling with their pets, but occasionally there will be those traveling with their pets to help control their anxiety or stress. Officially these animals are called emotional support animals. Pets can have a dramatic effect for those suffering with anxiety and having their furry friends by their side can allow them to travel. For some, anxiety can be so bad they could not even leave their home if it weren’t for their emotional support animals. We are proud owners of 2 dogs and while sometimes they can be a pain in the butt, they definitely add many

positives to our family. While I don’t suffer from anxiety I do notice how much comfort these dogs can offer. Without asking they come for a pet or a cuddle and at the end of a busy day it is just golden. Research is telling us of the numerous health benefits of having a pet. Obviously for those who live alone, pets can help reduce loneliness and the effects of isolation. Having a pet can be heart healthy as well. Pet owners enjoy lowered cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and lower blood pressure. This may be the reason why dog owners tend to live longer, as well. Whether it’s a dog or cat, rabbit or hamster, snake or fish, having something to care for and something that cares about you will likely add quality years to your life. Maybe a trip to the humane society is just what the doctor ordered.

Air cadets take part in afternoon of fun and games at Chez Nous Randy Palmer Moose Jaw Express

Chez Nous was a hub of activity on Saturday as a group of cadets from Moose Jaw 40 Snowbird Squadron paid a visit to the senior’s home for an afternoon of games, fun and plenty of stories. The youngsters served tea to their elders, and while this was going on, games of chess, cribbage, canasta and checkers helped to make the event as memorable as possible for the young and old alike. “From what we heard and saw, both our cadets and the seniors had a really good time,” said one of the event’s organizers, Lt. Athena Cutts with the Air Cadets. “It was great for the kids because they had a chance to hear some of the stories, even from some of the seniors who were veterans, and that’s the kind of experience they might not always have if they don’t have grandparents themselves. “And the seniors, some of the staff there said they haven’t seen them come out in those numbers or stay as long with the

and bringing their energy to more senior homes throughout the city. “I think it’s something we’ll definitely be looking to do again,” Cutts said. “It was such a positive experience for both us and the seniors, having another chance to visit is something we’ll be looking forward to.”

Chez Nous resident Terry Allcock does battle over the chess board with Zarek Sand of 40 Snowbird Squadron.

Moose Jaw 40 Snowbird air cadets Katherine Furey (back left) and Alex Scidmore play cards with Marie Desruisseaux (front left) and Madeleine Gunningham.

kind of stamina they had that day, so they were enjoying it just as much as we were.” The visit was part of the Air Cadets’ overall mission to help develop the youngsters into the leaders of tomorrow – with good citizenship a large part of that plan. Having a chance to work with seniors and help them enjoy their time at Chez Nous fits right into that role in Cutts’ assessment.

“Part of being a good citizen is helping others and this was an occasion we felt would make a difference for the seniors at Chez Nous,” she said. The visit was the first of it’s kind for the various cadet corps in Moose Jaw, and Cutts wouldn’t be surprised to see more in the future – maybe even spreading out to the Army, Navy and Sea Cadets

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John Howard Society’s Crime Prevention Facilitator Delaney Girodat (middle) alongside Sgt. Tim Schwartz and his team at the Moose Jaw RCMP Detachment. (Submitted photo).

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In accordance with legislation, approximately $280,000, an amount that matches what was provided to municipal police services, will also be deposited from the Criminal Property Forfeiture Fund into the Victims’ Fund. “The Government is proud to be able to provide this funding to Saskatchewan’s municipal police forces so they can use it to buy the tools they need to keep our communities safe,” Corrections and Policing Minister Christine Tell said in a statement. “The distribution to the Victims’ Fund will also continue to provide for important victims services in this province such as counselling, medical bills and the replacement of valuables. Background on the Saskatchewan’s Civil Forfeiture Program: Saskatchewan’s Civil Forfeiture Program, through The Seizure of Criminal Property Act, 2009, seeks the forfeiture of property that is considered to be proceeds or an instrument of unlawful activity. Any cash resulting from the forfeitures is deposited in the Criminal Property Forfeiture Fund. Under the Seizure of Criminal Property Act, 2009, when funding is disbursed to a police service, equivalent funding is deposited from the Criminal Property Forfeiture Fund into the Victims’ Fund. This year of the approximately $330,000, nearly $50,000 will be distributed to CBOs and $280,000 will go to police services. This will result in a matching $280,000 to be deposited from the Criminal Property Forfeiture Fund into the Victims’ Fund. In the spring of 2017, an addition was made to the regulations to allow money from the fund to go to community programs or activities designed to promote public safety. This is in addition to the support the fund already provides to police operations and the Victims Fund.

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A rosy hue around Saskatchewan would be a good thing Wednesday, February 27, Red Cross Pink Day. Pink Day began when two boys chose to take action against bullying by encouraging their peers to wear pink. Pink Day is now recognized nationally to prevent bullying in all its forms. Everyone is urged to wear pink on February 27 to help raise awareness about bullying issues and to encourage speaking up when bullying occurs. Hopefully, we can exceed last year’s count of more than 56,000 people in Saskatchewan participating in Pink Day. The Canadian Red Cross has provid-

ed a lot of leadership to Warren Michelson, MLA address bullying, particularly educational resources for schools and organizations serving our youth. Positive partnerships have developed with the Ministry of Education, SaskTel and other organizations. Thank you to K+S Potash Canada for joining with the Red Cross to present 2019 K+S Pink Day in Saskatchewan. The Ministry of Education and SaskTel work together through a joint campaign to prevent bullying and cyberbullying. The goal is to engage all members of the

From The Kitchen S t a c k s o f p a n c a k e s fo r c e l e b r at i o n By Joyce Walter For Moose Jaw Express

Pancake Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday — whichever name is used, pancakes will be the featured item as celebrations take place Tuesday, March 5. In some cities, commercial pancake restaurants will observe the day on March 12. This week’s recipes offer ideas for this special day in the warmth of the home’s kitchen. ••• Buttermilk Pancakes 2 tbsps. sugar 4 eggs 1/4 cup butter, melted 2 cups buttermilk 2 tsps. soda 1 tsp. salt 2 cups flour Cream sugar and eggs before adding melted butter and buttermilk. Mix. Combine dry ingredients and gradually add to the egg mixture. Mix only until dry ingredients are dampened. Batter will contain some lumps. Heat an electric frying pan. Drizzle a tsp. of water onto the heated surface. Pan is ready when water bubbles and disappears. Grease pan lightly with butter or vegetable oil. Drop batter by tablespoon onto hot pan. When bubbles form, turn over and cook until golden brown. Remove from pan and keep warm in low heat oven. Makes 7 large pancakes or 10 smaller ones. Re-grease pan lightly before making second batch of cakes. Serve hot with butter and a favourite syrup such as chokecherry. These pancakes freeze well and may be thawed in microwave. For another pancake treat, butter cold pancakes, sprinkle with sugar and roll up. Eat cold.


••• Griddle Cakes 2 tbsps. sugar 1 cup all-purpose flour 4 tsps. baking powder 1 1/2 tsps. salt 1 beaten egg 1 cup milk 1/3 cup canola oil Mix and sift dry ingredients. Mix milk, beaten egg and oil. Add to dry ingredients and mix until just blended. Lumps will remain. Drop by spoonfuls onto a hot, greased griddle. Cook until bubbles appear. Turn and cook on other side until golden brown. Serve with butter and syrup.

community while empowering the youth of Saskatchewan to realize their potential to directly influence change in their own schools, communities and online. SaskTel and the Ministry of Education believe that the answers to solving the issues of bullying and cyberbullying lie in the hearts and minds of the youth of today. To empower youth to take their ideas and turn them into positive action that can influence social change in schools, communities and online, grants of up to $1,000 are awarded for youth-led initiatives that promote kindness. Online at, students will find information on how they can get help. They can also anonymously report bullying from a smartphone, tablet or computer. There are also resources on bullying prevention for youth, families and educators. Bullying of course does not only affect youth. It can happen to adults in the workplace and in their relationships. Experiencing bullying at any age can have a serious negative effect on one’s mental health. We look toward the day when bullying will no longer happen, however in the meantime mental health supports are required. Investment in mental health continues to be a priority for our government as we move toward closing some of the

gaps that exist in mental health services. A new Community Recovery Team in Moose Jaw is providing more intensive supports for people living with complex, persistent mental health challenges. The 10-person Moose Jaw Community Recovery Team uses a holistic and teambased approach to help clients manage symptoms, achieve goals, avoid hospitalization, and thrive. Community Recovery Teams have also been put in place in seven other Saskatchewan communities. Funding comes through the Canada-Saskatchewan Bilateral Funding Agreement announced in January 2017. Mental illness is experienced by 1 in 3 Canadians during their lifetime. Too many are experiencing bullying. No one should feel that they must struggle alone. Individuals can contact Mental Health and Addiction Services at 306-691-6464 during business hours. Healthline 811 has Psychiatric Nurses to provide mental health and addictions support. The local Canadian Mental Health Association also has many useful resources. Thank you to the Red Cross, SaskTel, K+S, school leadership, and everyone who works to promote ‘respect’ and eliminate bullying from our communities. I am planning wear pink on February 27 – I hope you are too.

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••• Soy Flour Pancakes 1/2 cup soy flour 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 1 tbsp. brown sugar 1/2 tsp. salt 2 large eggs, separated 1 3/4 cups milk 2 tbsps. oil or melted butter Combine dry ingredients. Combine egg yolks, milk and oil or melted butter. Add all at once to the dry ingredients. Beat the egg whites until they stand in stiff peaks. Fold into the batter. Heat a frying pan and grease lightly. Use small amounts of batter and cook until bubbles form, turn and cook until brown. Eat while hot. This recipe works best for small pancakes. Joyce Walter can be reached at ronjoy@


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Are the tunnels from Moose Jaw’s notorious history real or not? While googling for information on the history of a weird cult in British Columbia, Yours truly stumbled upon a site highlighting unique places to visit. The site has over 16,000 such sites around the globe, piquing my interest to see if Saskatchewan had any such peculiar sites. by Ron Walter The search for Saskatchewan’s curious sites brought up a list of 17, leading with the Alticane crooked trees northwest of Saskatoon. Three are in Moose Jaw – Tunnels of Moose Jaw, Mac the Moose, and the Sukanen Ship Museum. Holy Smokes: Moose Jaw has about three per cent of Saskatchewan population but is home to almost one-fifth of the most curious sites to visit. Fifth on the list was the Tunnels of Moose Jaw but the information is somewhat twisted from local fact and folklore. The website says the tunnels were built around 1908 intending to run the city on steam heat. They were abandoned, later used by Chinese wanting to avoid the head tax and discrimination. In the 1920s a new use was found. Rum runners stored bootleg alcohol in them and eventually built speakeasies serving booze and with illicit gambling. Good story but not much truth to it. In the debate on whether there really were tunnels, the

naysayers claim the tunnels were actually coal chutes that also doubled as passages between buildings so one steam engineer could service numerous coal-fired boilers. The stories about the Chinese tunnel inhabitants are legend, perhaps even romantic flim-flam. While there is no official record of Chinese tunnel inhabitants, just as there is no or official record of the tunnels, evidence suggests a grain of truth to the matter. A startling discovery while rebuilding sewer lines on Main Street around 1969 was covered in a Times-Herald news story as a tunnel find, just east of the Cornerstone Inn. Those records notoriously disappeared. There is a bricked door in the Cornerstone basement, with speculation that it led across the street to the wellknown Exchange Cafe. I do recall an interview with the late Moon Mullins, who described an incident he saw when he lost count of the Chinese who were crawling out of a “tunnel” back of the Exchange Cafe. A few years ago, the man who had the job of tearing down the Exchange Cafe in the 1960s told Yours truly he found small cubicles in the basement that could have been used for bedrooms. He also discovered a basement tunnel big enough to stand up in, leading west across Main Street. It had caved in halfway across the street. One recalls a young man in a River Street cafe in the 1930s, who saw a Chinese man inside, left while the man was inside only to see the same man outside. He had no idea how he got out unless it was via a tunnel. Moon Mullins, an awesome story teller who had a reputation for embellishing, told Yours truly in a 1980s in-

terview that he was in the tunnels and he was in a hotel basement speakeasy when police raided it – unsuccessfully. The operators had been tipped off, stashed the patrons, booze and gambling materials behind secret doors until the disappointed cops left. About a week after that interview was published, someone approached Moon at a garage sale and told him his story was bunk. Another man at a garage sale said the story was true. He had been in the tunnels. Two documented cases of Al “Scarface” Capone sightings exist. Both men did not recognize the Chicago gangster until much later when they saw Scarface’s photo in newspapers. One was a barber who trekked through tunnels to give Scarface a haircut. The other was a doctor who recalled being escorted through half a mile of tunnels to lance a boil on this gruff and the generously tipping patient. When the non-profit organization developed the first tunnel tour around 1995, the employee in charge kept a scribbler with names, phone numbers and sometimes addresses of visitors with personal or family stories of the “real tunnels.” Several pages were filled. If you have a facts-only, seeing-is-believing personality, you won’t believe there were tunnels. If you base your beliefs on circumstantial evidence, you will believe there were tunnels. The website does a much better job describing Mac the Moose and Tom Sukanen. Ron Walter can be reached at 19031CN0 19031CN1

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Conexus hoping to feed “starving� Sask. tech start-ups with capital and resources Matthew Gourlie

Saskatchewan has a burgeoning tech start-up community. That fact is remarkable considering how under-capitalized it is. Less than 0.5 per cent of all of the venture capital in Canada flowed into Saskatchewan’s start-ups in 2017. Yet, success stories like Skip The Dishes out of Prince Albert, 7shifts Scheduling and Vendasta in Saskatoon show what is possible. “That blew my mind. When you look at the successes that have already come out of Saskatchewan, like Skip The Dishes, like GasBuddy, like iQmetrix, and then the next wave like 7Shifts, Coconut Software and Vendasta and there are a few other formidable companies that are really moving,� said Sean O’Connor, venture capital fund manager for Conexus Ventures. “We’ve got exceptional companies forming out of a completely starved ecosystem. For us to close part of that start-up funding gap... I’m excited to see what this ecosystem looks like when we start to feed it with an appropriate amount of capital.� O’Connor spoke Wednesday at the Cultivate SK Roadshow at The Hive. The event was hosted by Cultivator, Conexus Credit Union’s new tech start-up incubator, which is also Canada’s first Credit Union-led business incubator. “The real focus is to grow, launch and scale innovative tech or tech-enabled companies here in Saskatchewan,� Jordan McFarlen, business incubator manager with Cultivator. “We think there’s a lot of innovative thinkers and innovative opportunities in the province, outside of Regina and Saskatoon.� Cultivator has 10 start-ups in their beta cohort for their Grow program including Krugo, whose CEO Kirk Morrison is from Moose Jaw. The Grow program is for companies that have launched, have a working product and users, but are under a $1 million in revenue and are still looking to grow. Cultivator will also have their Start program for companies that are in the idea stage, need more support to get launched or who have just launched. “The big thing for us is to help connect the companies to one another, to mentor, to support providers, to provide space and the workshops and the coaching needed to take it to the next level,� McFarlen said. “That’s really where the incubator and accelerator model helps is getting in the weeds with companies to make sure they’re fully supported to build a strong relationship there.� Joel Pinel, owner of WOW Factor Media and co-founder

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of SezzWho in Moose Jaw, found that connecting with Co.Labs, a tech incubator in Saskatoon, was invaluable in getting them on the right track. “The first couple of years we fumbled our way through it because it’s not like any normal business,� Pinel said of the early days of SezzWho and navigating the tech world. “I’ve been in business as a young kid and grew up in a family business and I went to school for business and at the same time I knew nothing about what I was doing. “We probably could have saved two years of development if there were programs like Cultivator. What happened with us is that we got involved with Co.Labs and within the first week of being with Co.Labs they set us in the proper direction. Starting a tech business is nothing like anything else. The book of business can go out the window. When the whole world is your competition, it’s a different ball game.� Pinel noted that one of the nice things about the tech world is that everyone generally helps each other and are willing to share information even if they are in competition. “Connecting the tech community is huge because everyone has good ideas and everyone is there to help each other out,� Pinel said. SezzWho added three full-time software developers who are creating proprietary machine-learning software to start predicting customer patterns. “Without being involved in these programs, we might not have known that that was even possible,� Pinel said. What might be possible for the tech and start-up industry in Saskatchewan remains to be seen, but Conexus Ventures has a $30 million fund to invest in the province and see what can grow with some capital and the support of Cultivator. “Not only can great start-up entrepreneurs come from anywhere, but great start-ups can be located anywhere in Saskatchewan with the way things are built these days. I’m excited to see what that looks like,� O’Connor

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Winterfest celebrates the season

Busy day in Wakamow Valley as park patrons take part in wide variety of events despite cool weather Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

There was plenty of family fun to be had on Saturday afternoon at the Kiwanis River Park Pavilion as Wakamow Valley Park hosted their annual Winterfest celebration. The annual event saw a steady stream of bundled-up kids and parents as they took in a host of activities ranging from marshmallow-toasting over a campfire, snowshoeing, wagon rides, skating on the oval and even a Christmas tree toss and axe throwing. There was plenty to do indoors, too, including an arts and crafts station to make birdfeeders to hang in the park, as well as storytelling sessions with Cree storyteller Barb Fraser. Despite the frigid temperatures leading up to Winterfest this year, temperatures were relatively co-operative, ranging around minus-15 to -18 C throughout the afternoon – a far cry from the bitterly cold temperatures last year and stunningly warm weather two seasons ago. Winterfest organizer Trish German with the Wakamow Valley Authority said the event acts as an opportunity for park patrons to check out the many winter activities in the area, as well as a chance to simply celebrate the season with a host of fun family activities.

Prairie Valley Percherons brought their younger team of horses out for wagon rides and saw a steady stream of patrons throughout the day.

Cree storyteller Barb Frazer spent the afternoon regaling Winterfest patrons with a wide variety of First Nations tales.

Derek Davidson pulled off a milli-second balancing act at the tree toss station before launching his attempt.

Ricky helps out Connor with his toasted marshmallow at the Winterfest campfire.

Busy day in Wakamow Valley as park patrons take part in wide variety of events despite cool weather

Jenga might not be a regular winter activity, but Liam and dad Jordan Taylor battled it out in the game regardless.

Local Legion branch to weigh options on future of their building The Royal Canadian Legion Moose Jaw Branch No. 59 has had a home on 268 High St. W. for more than 91 years, but the future of the local legion in the building is up in the air. Wednesday night at a regular general meeting of Branch No. 59, the future of the local Legion and their current building was broached. “There was a motion to explore our options of either renovating this building or looking at another location and the motion passed. A committee has been formed to start looking at our options,” said Sharon Erickson, Moose Jaw branch president. Renovations to the basement of the current Legion building were completed in the fall, but the building is showing its age. “We’re in an aging building that is becoming very costly

Matthew Gourlie and we need to look at our options for the long-term viability of the branch,” Erickson said. The committee expects to have more members come on board as they start to undertake a serious decision for the future of the local branch. “This is absolutely the first step in the process,” Erickson said. “It’s not going to be a quick process. It’s going to take some time to look at all of the possibilities.” Construction of the building began in 1926 and it was opened on Nov. 11, 1927. Since that time, it underwent an expansion after the Second World War, a major renovation in 1960 and an expansion in 1966 that cost $635,000 in today’s dollars. In 1987, the building was re-dedicated after the elevator was added. That was the start of a five-year renovation plan that cost nearly a million dollars in current dollars.

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Last Mountain named Canadian Whisky Micro Distillery of the Year Matthew Gourlie

When Colin Schmidt and his wife Meredith launched Last Mountain Distillery, it’s safe to say a lot of people saw it as a risk. “Everyone told me I was crazy,” said Colin Schmidt, who co-founded Last Mountain Distillery in 2010. “I remember my parents telling me that if we were trying to be the cheapest, maybe we’d survive. I told them that if you’re the cheapest it’s a race to the bottom; there will always be someone cheaper than you. We didn’t want to be the cheapest, we wanted to be the best. We wanted to provide a quality spirit and value for our customers.” The Lumsden-based distillery was named the 2019 Canadian Whisky Micro Distillery of the Year at the Canadian Whisky Awards in Victoria. “We were surprised and proud,” Schmidt said. “It’s reaffirming, but if you think back to five years ago when we were making some of these whiskies, we really didn’t know what they would taste like four or five years down the road. It changes drastically from when it comes off the still to when we take it out of the barrel. We had to believe in what we were doing and trust that we had a good recipe and good advice and it turns out we were right.” In addition to winning the Micro Distillery of the year, Last Mountain also won a gold medal for their single cask whiskey and two bronze for their rye and single malt.

Colin Schmidt, left, and his wife Meredith launched Last Mountain Distillery out of their garage in 2010. (handout photo) Schmidt said they have never attended the awards before this year, but had first entered in 2013. “I think going back to 2014, we’ve won maybe a bronze medal back then,” Schmidt recalled. “We were at The Banff Whisky Experience this year in the fall. In the tasting room we met up with four or five of the judges and they were coming back to taste more and more of our product, so we kind of had an inkling that things were going to go well.”

Colin Schmidt is from Regina, but played hockey at Colorado College and was an Edmonton Oilers draft pick. He met his wife in the U.S. and they returned to Saskatchewan in 2008. They were hobby craftsmen and were encouraged by a friend who had successfully opened one of the first micro distilleries in the U.S. They began Last Mountain out of their home garage and now have 18 employees. From those humble roots, getting a significant national award is a feather in their cap and a sign that they are achieving their goals of making a quality whisky. “I think we’re finally secure enough that I can say we make some great whisky,” Schmidt said. “Canadian whisky is gaining ground on the world’s stage and the fact that we’re using 100 per cent wheat is kind of unique. The flavour in the grain is just perfect for whisky.” It has only been a few weeks since being honoured, but the whisky world has noticed. Schmidt said that they have received calls from all over the place trying to find out where they can buy the product. “Unfortunately, there are pretty strict laws in Canada as far as shipping across borders,” Schmidt explained. “We’re able to ship across Saskatchewan and we ship to B.C. There seem to be a lot of whisky connoisseurs in B.C. who are getting their hands on our product.”

Wildlife branch in SC creates wheelchair-accessible fishing dock Matthew Gourlie

It has been decades in the making, but the Swift Current Wildlife Federation’s longterm vision for the Burnett Recreation Site is coming to fruition. Clark Schultz told the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation’s 90th annual convention that they hope their new trout fishing pond with a wheelchair-accessible dock will be open by this summer. The Burnett site project highlights the kinds of initiatives that a group like the SWF can undertake locally by partnering with local businesses and other partners. “A decision was made to go ahead and upgrade the site and make it deep enough

to sustain fish and get a wheelchair-accessible dock built,” said Schultz, the Swift Current Wildlife Federation president, told the SWF convention during their branch project presentations. “When we started this project, we budgeted five years and $120,000. In twoand-a-half years, the committee has been able to raise back in financial donations, equipment and time, $65,000. “It’s been an experience doing it. The community support has been amazing. Our local branch and our local committee has put hundreds of hours and a lot of effort into this project. The local support



Clark Schultz, right, from the Swift Current Wildlife Federation points to an image of the new dock at the Burnett Recreation Site during the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation’s 90th annual convention. and the response from the community has been just incredible.” The Burnett Recreation Site was a pond that was formed just south of Swift Current in 1998 when soil was needed to build the foundation of an inland terminal. The SWF took the site and turned it into a native grassland park. Three years ago, the local abilities council was wondering if there was anywhere in the area for people in wheelchairs to go fishing. While the existing pond wasn’t deep enough to sustain trout, a committee was struck and a plan was put in place to make the pond deeper. “For five weeks we pumped out three million gallons of water,” Schultz said. “Unfortunately, as the work progressed very quickly, on Thanksgiving Day, Moth-

er Nature decided to dump three inches of rain and a foot of wet snow on us. It filled the pond back up. I’ll tell you a scientific fact: water is cold in October. Thanks to the generosity of three local farmers we got some more pumps and again pumped three million gallons of water in five days to save the project.” The pond is now 20 feet deep with a two-foot clay liner underneath at its deepest point. Pattison Agriculture, the local John Deere dealer, donated $10,000 to the project. That level of community support was common. A local welding shop purchased the material and donated their time to construct the dock and a local crane company donated their time to get it in place. “A local paving company is going to donate the paving to go right from our parking lot right to the entrance of that wheelchair-accessible dock,” Schultz said. “When I called that gentleman, I asked him for a price and he never got back to me. I called him back two weeks later and said ‘Ron, you never gave me a price back.’ And he said, ‘I’m not giving you one.’ I said ‘Oh, are you guys not interested in doing the work?’ And he said ‘No, we’re doing it. We’re not charging you.’ That was a $21,000 donation.” The edge of the dock goes out to the deepest part of the water. In addition, they created an earth pier to create a wave break and creates another opportunity to fish off. They hope is to have trout released into the pond by spring.

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Former Moose Jaw folk singer Stephen Palmer performed recently at a Moose Jaw concert as part of a 27-date tour of the west. He chose the tour to release his latest CD, The Journey in Story and Song, playing and singing at the concert in the library/museum theatre. The CD is dedicated to his late companion Lorraine Hill, who he met in a bakery coffee ship on Vancouver Island. They lived in Moose Jaw for ten years. “She loved Moose Jaw,” said Palmer, now a resident of Gatineau near Ottawa. He moved there after Hill died. Moose Jaw’s Kelly Sapergia, who played keyboards for the CD, accompanied Palmer at the Moose Jaw concert. Ron Walter can be reached at

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WDM replaces stolen bell for Vulcan Steam Locomotive Sasha-Gay Lobban

The Western Development Museum (WDM) is pleased to announce that it has replaced the bell for the Vulcan Steam Locomotive, early enough to herald in the busy season that will soon be here as spring/summer approaches. The original bell was stolen last summer from the WDM’s property. Efforts to find the bell proved futile. However, Kathy Fitton, general manager at the Western Development Museum says the bell has been replaced with another one, just in time for the WDM’s busy spring/summer season. It was installed on the Vulcan Steam Locomotive a week ago. “We managed to replace the bell recently. One was located by our engineer and restoration manager who is based out of our corporate office. The bell needed a little restorative work but that was able to be done and it was then installed on the Vulcan Steam Locomotive within the last week,” Fitton said. Fitton says the bell is an important aspect of its opera-

tions and the Museum is thrilled to have found one for the Vulcan Steam Locomotive. “It was important to us to replace the bell because of a variety of reasons. It’s part of the engine for its looks and experience but also essential for our safety. We have a bell on the Locomotive because it has to be rung as it approaches and leaves the station, so it was important that we had that replaced for this year’s operating season.” The Vulcan Steam Locomotive should have its first run of the season during the long weekend in May. “We are so pleased to have the new bell! We would like to thank everyone for their support and their interest,” Fitton said. The WDM was forced to replace the bell after the original bell was stolen from the property last summer. The Museum says the Vulcan’s secure compound was accessed and the brackets were removed, and the bell stolen from atop the engine. Despite appeals to the public, the bell was not found.


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Riverview hosting high school gaming convention in April Scott Hellings

Don’t forget to pack your 20-sided dice. Students in Grades 9-12 will soon have an opportunity to experience role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons, as well as popular tabletop board games at a special one-day convention. Level Up 2019 will be held on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Riverview Collegiate. It will be an excellent opportunity for teens to meet fellow gamers, or try something new. “We will have all sorts of game masters and people running Magic The Gathering tournaments, as well as chess tournaments, and there will also be a cosplay competition,” said organizer Janice Lamb, a teacher at Riverview Collegiate. “We’ve got a ton of volunteers; the adult gaming community in Moose Jaw has been extremely excited about this — the Moose Jaw Gamer’s Association really wants to be sure they are involved. It will be a fun event.” Lamb is an avid gamer herself. She helps run Riverview’s Dungeons & Dragons club and notes it is the largest club in the school. In fact, she says they even attract kids from other schools. “I kind of thought that if there is that much interest in the city, why don’t we try to run a convention?” She believes the concept is unique. “I haven’t heard of anything like this in Saskatchewan. As far as I know, it is the only one in the province.” Video games will not be a part of the inaugural event, although Lamb says they may be incorporated in the future. The day will include three four-hour role-playing game sessions. Tournaments will also take place. Two-hour facilitated board game sessions will allow students to try out new games or reconnect with old favourites. Adult volunteers will be on hand to help teach the rules. A concession will be available. Registration is through School Cash On-

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line. The cost is $15 if you register prior to the early bird deadline. Lamb says the initial deadline of February 28 will likely be pushed back to March 15. Check the Facebook page to confirm details. After March 15 the price will be $20. You will be able to register with cash at the door on the day of the event. More information will soon be shared with schools in both Prairie South and Holy Trinity. Lamb adds they will be setting up tables at all the major high schools in Moose Jaw for those who are interested and want to register, but do not have access to credit cards. This will be advertised through the eventwebsite and Instagram so students can be prepared and have their cash on hand. “It’s going to be a lot of fun and we are looking forward to it,” said Lamb. “We are excited to offer this and to share this day with the community.” Lamb adds they could use more volunteers — particularly anyone who plays games and can help teach the students. Please note, you will need to obtain a criminal background check to work with the students. If you are interested in getting involved, email .

K+S potash mine repeats on Saskatchewan best employers list By Ron Walter - For Moose Jaw Express K+S Canada was recognized as one of Saskatchewan’s top employers for 2019, with a mine located within a short distance K+S Potash Canada from Moose Jaw. The miner has been on the top employers list since 2014. The Bethune mine was commissioned in 2016. The competition, organized by Canada Top 100 Employers, chose K+S again for three main reasons. The company helps balance personal and family commitments though a Plus Time program that provides employees with 40 hours at the beginning of each year to use for family appointments, eldercare or personal time. The flexible health benefits plan offers employees $500 a year to spend on anything in health care from gym memberships to eldercare. The K+S focus on charity, related to youth, environment, sustainability, employment and skills training, provides employees time off to volunteer. Employees get to vote on selected charity support for donations up to $10,000. In the competition’s eight categories, K+S received an A rating in all but two with an A+ in training and skills and a B+ in financial benefits and compensation. Competing potash mine Mosaic wasn’t on the list for the first time since 2013. Other employers on the list with operations in Moose Jaw included Harvard Developments, ISM Canada, Saskatchewan Crop Insurance, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, SaskPower, and SaskTel. All were repeat winners from 2018. Any corporation in Saskatchewan can apply to the competition which selects the best employers based on physical workplace, work atmosphere/communications, financial benefits and compensation, health and family-friendly benefits, vacation and time-off benefits, employee engagement and performance, training and skills development and community involvement. Ron Walter can be reached at

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The Briercrest College Clippers women’s volleyball team saw their quest for a league championship come to an end on Feb. 23, as they fell to Kings University in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference championship final. Kings lived up to their 22-2 regular season record as the top seeds out of the North Division, as they picked up a 3-0 (25-23, 25-15, 25-21) victory to claim the ACAC title and advance to CCAA nationals. Things aren’t done for the Clippers, though – the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association awarded the ACAC a wild card berth for the second place team in women’s volleyball, meaning they’ll join Kings at nationals at Niagara College in Welland, Ont. from Mar. 6-9. Becky Garner had 11 kills in the final, Mia Harder recorded 12 digs and Kirsty Kindrachuk 11 digs. The Clippers opened the tournament on Feb. 21 with a 3-1 (26-24, 25-17, 20-25, 19-25) victory over Grande Prairie Regional College before downing Lakeland College 3-2 (26-28, 26-24, 17-25, 25-23, 15-9) in the semifinals on Feb. 22. **** Moose Jaw’s Dax Whitehead and the Lethbridge College Kodiaks also fell short in their bid for an ACAC title, as they lost 3-0 (25-23, 26-24, 25-18) to Keyano College in the gold medal game. Whitehead had six kills, eight digs and four blocks in the loss. **** The final weekend of the season for the Briercrest Clippers men’s hockey saw a 4-3 win over SAIT at Barkman Arena in

Caronport on Saturday. Halen Cordoni’s power play marker 50 seconds into the third period stood as the game winner, as the Clippers improved to 6-19-1-0 and moved within a single point of Concordia (6-18-1-1) for the final playoff spot. Samuel Lawson and Josh Boelema each finished a goal and an assist for Briercrest, while Joshua Mitton had their other goal. Dan Deckoning turned aside 56 shots to earn the win. The Clippers will look to land the final playoff berth next weekend when they host Red Deer College for a pair of contests. **** The Clippers women’s basketball team closed out their campaign with an 86-73 win over Red Deer College in their final game of the regular season at Margaret P. Reimer gym in Caronport. Adrianna Beck scored 25 points for Briercrest, while Sylvia Smith-Gatson added 19 and Tracy Lewis 14. The victory ensured the Clippers finished the season above .500 with an 1110 record. **** Briercrest College didn’t have as much luck in men’s basketball, as they lost their final game of the season 99-71 to Red Deer. C.J. Greer led the Clippers with 19 points to go along with 18 from Nicholas Gregerson and 16 from Amiel DesLos Reyes. The Clippers capped their campaign with a 2-19 record.

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Gibbons looking forward to a year off from the game he loves Matthew Gourlie

When the Toronto Blue Jays pitchers and catchers report to spring training on Valentine’s Day, John Gibbons won’t be there. The Major League Baseball season was weeks away when the former Blue Jays manager visited Moose Jaw for the Kinsmen Sports Celebrity Banquet on Feb. 2 and yet Gibbons still wasn’t feeling any itch to get back on the diamond. “I am actually looking forward to not going to Florida,” Gibbons said. “I’ve been doing it for 40 years, leaving my family and going to Spring Training. It might be kind of nice. Now two weeks after that...” For someone who loves the game of baseball like Gibbons does, this year, his first away from the Big Leagues since he was in high school, might be a challenge. “I’m going to take this year off,” said Gibbons, 56, who will be paid this year since he still has a year left on his contract with the Jays. “I want to stay in the game. I would love to manage again, but those jobs are hard to come by. One way or another, I want to get back into it in some capacity next year. I talked to some teams, some guys that are buddies of mine who are running teams and they said ‘let us know when you’re ready’, but I could almost use a little time to rejuvenate a little bit. I think it would do me some good.” The Jays decided to move on from Gibbons after his sixth year as manager. Gibbons, whose father was a U.S. Air Force colonel, moved around in his younger years — he was in Goose Bay, NL when he began Little League — before settling in San Antonio, Texas for 30 years. For a time, Gibbons’ neighbour in San Antonio was Dr. Scott McLeod who hails from Moose Jaw. McLeod was the team physician for the Snowbirds and went on to become the deputy surgeon general for the Canadian Armed Forces. He was in Texas doing some joint exercises between the American and Canadian Forces. “They were great people, a nice family,” said Gibbons. “I asked where they were from and they said Moose Jaw. Where the hell is Moose Jaw? “When (emcee Jamie Campbell) asked me, I decided to come. I texted (McLeod), he’s up in Edmonton now, and told him I finally made it to Moose Jaw.” Gibbons was first hired by the Jays in 2002. He had a three-year stint as a bench coach in Kansas City, but otherwise has spent 11 years managing the Jays and two more seasons as a coach. “I’ve met so many good people in Toronto and Canada and I had the opportunity to manage some great players and good guys that I’ll remember forever,” Gibbons said. “There’s a lot of good memories. “I considered Toronto part of my home. It was a big part of my life. I was there for some real good times

John Gibbons, right, laughs as he answers a question beside Amber Balcaen at the Kinsmen Sports Celebrity Banquet. (Matthew Gourlie photograph)

and I was there for some lean times.” Gibbons’ proudest achievement was ending the Blue Jays’ 23-year playoff drought in 2015. “That year in 2015, things just came together. I’ve never seen anything like it. We caught fire and the whole country caught fire and it was just incredible,” he said. “I can’t describe the feeling. “The sad thing is that it didn’t last very long and now it’s back to a rebuild.” Gibbons was part of a title in 1986 when he was the Mets bullpen catcher. That title is a little deceiving since Gibbons, 24 at the time, got called up for the last two months of the season when Gary Carter got hurt and stayed with the team for the playoffs despite not making the post-season roster. He was in the bullpen catching Doc Gooden when Mookie Wilson’s ground ball went through Bill Buckner’s legs to end Game 6 in one of the most infamous moments in baseball history. “Out in the bullpen at old Shea Stadium, they had plexiglass so you could watch the game, but they had brought all of the riot police and the horses down there and they were in the bullpen,” Gibbons recalled. “So, I’m catching Gooden and the ball is cracking the mitt pretty good and the horses are jumping, so I couldn’t see the damn game but I was listening and I could tell something crazy was going on.” The Mets’ 10th inning rally and Buckner’s error forced a Game 7. The Mets beat the Boston Red Sox 8-5 to win the World Series and enhance the fame of Boston’s “Curse of the Bambino.” It was the only World Series that the Mets would win in the 1980s despite winning at least 90 games in five straight seasons and boasting a talented group of young players. Gooden won the Cy Young Award at

21 but tested positive for cocaine at Spring Training the year after the World Series win as he battled addiction. It was a similar story with outfielder Darryl Strawberry who was an eight-time all-star and a fourtime World Series champion but was also suspended three times for cocaine use during his career. Four other Mets were arrested after fighting with a policeman outside a bar in Houston during the ‘86 season. “I had never seen anything like that team and I don’t think anyone ever will again,” Gibbons said. “It was a fun group and a really wild group and they lived fast and hard, but you know what? They showed up every day, man, and competed and got after you. “That was a great team. And they knew how to get in trouble. Two of them should’ve been in the Hall of Fame — Strawberry and Gooden — and then they both got on drugs. It’s sad, y’know?”

John Gibbons, centre, poses for a photo with attendees at the Kinsmen Sports Celebrity Banquet. (Matthew Gourlie photograph)

Volunteers needed for 2020 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Hundreds of positions to be filled for national women’s curling championship Moose Jaw Express staff

The call for volunteers for the 2020 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw is now official. The event – which takes place next Feb. 14-23 at Mosaic Place – will need a host of roles filled: set-up and takedown, working in the stands during games and behind the scenes at various checkpoints. Volunteers are also needed for a variety of media roles and assisting in keeping lounges stocked with refreshments and food. Jennifer Jones and Team Manitoba celebrate after winning the 2018 Scotties Tourna- Positions are also in place for the HeartStop Lounge in the Moose Jaw Ford ment of Hearts. Canadian Press photo Curling Centre, with volunteers needed

for bartending, bussing and assistance with the cashless banking system. More than 400 volunteers took part in the Scotties when it was first played in Moose Jaw back in 2015. All volunteers pay a $100 rewards fee and will receive an official volunteer uniform and handbook, a limited edition volunteer pin, access to the venue when not on shift, access to the HeartStop Lounge and an invitation to the volunteer appreciation party. To become a Scotties 2020 volunteer, visit

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Plenty of upsets in first round of Original 16 curling playoffs Top eight seeds find series of tough battles as Superleague post-season opens Randy Palmer Moose Jaw Express

The Original 16 Superleague playoffs usually have a first-round upset or two in the making, and this year is not different. The first night of the postseason saw a handful of surprise winners, although nothing like years past when even the top seeds weren’t invincible. The biggest upset of the night at the Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre on Wednesday saw 14th seed Kal Tire (7-10, Bob Desjarlais) roll to an 8-1 win over third seed John’s Music (Ryan Wenarchuk, 12-5). Desjarlais built a 5-0 lead through four ends and never looked back, with another three in the sixth bringing things to an early end. Things went just as well for 11th seed Terra Grain (Ralph Courtnage, 8-9), as his rink took a 7-6 extra end win over sixth seed Fountain Tire/Keons (Warren Marcotte, 10-7). The back-and-forth contest saw things tied 4-4 through five ends and Marcotte leading 7-5 heading into the final frame, where Courtnage picked up his deuce to tie the game before stealing one in the extra end.

Regular season champion Seaborn Insurance (Joel Jordison, 16-1) had a bit of a scare on his way to defeating Ackerman Ag (Patrick Ackerman, 6-11) in his first round game, as he went into the final end up a pair without hammer. Jordison was able to hold Ackerman to one, though, taking the 4-3 win.

KMS (Ben Gamble, 9-8) picked up a mild upset as the 10th seed with their win over seventh-seed Tax Team (Murray Stroeder, 10-7). Stroeder led 3-2 through three ends, only to see Gamble pick up two in the fifth, steal two in the sixth and another one in the seventh to close things out with a 8-3 win.

Forged 365 (Donna Ackerman, 9-8) showed no mercy in their first round contest against Protec Video (Wade Gray, 9-8), building a 5-1 lead through three ends before a four-spot in the sixth finished the contest a 9-3 win. Protec Electric (Stan Barnsley, 11-6) rallied late to take a 9-5 win over EMJ Marketing (Joe Gunnis, 8-9), with a steal of three in the eighth blowing open what was a close game. Easy Care Living (Lorraine Arguin, 12-5) had anything but an easy time with JGL Hawk’s (Matt Froehlich, 7-10), as Arguin found herself trailing 5-3 through three ends before scoring one in the fourth and stealing single points in the fifth and sixth to take a 6-5 lead. After Froehlich scored one in the seventh, Arguin used the hammer to pick up her deuce in the final end and take an 8-6 win. The game between second-seed BTN Accountants (13-4) and Wade Gray (3-14) is slated to take place Monday. All other second round games go Wednesday at the Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre.

Balcaen chasing down a dream Matthew Gourlie

Behind the wheel of a race car, there isn’t much that Amber Balcaen can’t chase down. A talented, young driver from a racing family, Balcaen is in the chase of her life trying to find a foot in the door — or a ride in a car — in the competitive world of NASCAR. “The industry is extremely difficult. It’s for one reason and that’s financial,” Balcaen said. “Back in the day, if you won races you got a ride. Now, things don’t work that way. It doesn’t matter how many races you win, it’s more about how much money you can bring. Unfortunately, I don’t come from a very wealthy family, so that makes my job a little harder, but I’ve proven on the race track that I can win races. Now, it’s just about building a brand strong enough to create enough exposure to attract sponsors who want to partner with me. “My full-time job is finding marketing partners and you could almost say that my side job is racing cars.” 19031SS0

Amber Balcaen, centre, answers a question while flanked by Darryl Sittler, left, and John Gibbons, right, during the 27th annual Kinsmen Sports Celebrity Banquet. Matthew Gourlie photograph To that end, Balcaen has a role on the new CMT series Racing Wives that debuted in January. The reality show focuses on the lives of a trio of women married to NASCAR drivers, with Balcaen also being featured. The 26-year-old is also very active on social media and has more than 40,000 followers on Instagram. “I embrace every opportunity that comes my way,” Balcaen said. “Racing has opened so many other opportunities for me. “I like to think of myself as an entrepreneur just as much as a race car driver. I really had to figure out the industry and learn in it and then figure out how to sell in it. Then drive the car and succeed at that as well.” Balcaen was in Moose Jaw as one of the guests at the Kinsmen Sports Celebrity Banquet. She grew up in Winnipeg, but moved to Charlotte, N.C. nearly three years ago to chase her NASCAR dreams. “Charlotte is the NASCAR capital of the world,” Balcaen said. “If you want to be a country singer, you move to Nashville. If you want to be a race car driver, you move to Charlotte.” Balcaen’s business sense and ability to connect with people would lend itself to many careers, but she wants to be behind the wheel. She related that she was sitting in a university class when she realized that she wasn’t being true to herself. She went home and told her parents that she was dropping out of school to pursue racing full time. “I love racing so much that I’ll never give up on it. It’s something that I want to do forever,” Balcaen said. In 2016, she became the first Canadian woman to win a NASCAR-sanctioned race in the United States. Balcaen looks to have one race lined-up so far this season on April 20 in Hickory, N.C. She is hoping to get more opportuni-

ties finalized this season as well. Balcaen is a third generation race car driver. Her father was a racer and so was her maternal grandfather. “They definitely instilled racing in my blood. Growing up, that’s all I knew. I went to the race track and watched my dad, my uncle; my grandpa raced and my cousins raced, so naturally I wanted to race too,” she said. “Once I did start to race — I started with go-karts — and got that feeling of racing and a feeling of winning and knowing that I was good at something... it was so addictive. I’ve never stopped being addicted to it. I still crave that feeling.” Her family competed in dirt track racing, an exciting — if less lucrative — form of racing. “It was always a hobby for them. They still had a 9-to-5 job,” Balcaen said. “Racing is now my career. Not only did I move away from dirt to go to NASCAR, which is a completely different industry, but no one in my family had any experience in NASCAR, so I had to learn a lot on my own through trial and error.” Balcaen feels that she is still learning and growing. The journey hasn’t been easy, but she hopes that will make her story all the more compelling if and when she achieves her dreams. She wants to use racing as a platform to be a positive influence for younger girls, but also have a positive impact on society and show that dreams are attainable, no matter how large they are. “When I first started, I thought ‘if I don’t make it by this age, I’m going to quit,’” Balcaen said. “Well, that’s been thrown out the window. You can’t put a timeline on your dreams. So, I’ve just been going for it. I don’t think I’m too old at all. I have confidence in the future.”

Amber Balcaen, right, talks to emcee Jamie Campbell from Sportsnet during the 27th annual Kinsmen Sports Celebrity Banquet. Matthew Gourlie photograph

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Warriors cap impressive week with three straight wins Tribe defeat Swift Current, Regina, Kootenay to go along with victory over Pats in Hall of Fame Game Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

It didn’t look good for the Moose Jaw Warriors heading into the Hall of Fame Game against the Regina Parts in the early goings of the recent contest. When’s the last time you saw a delayed penalty call, the goaltender go to the bench and a pass back to the defenceman going all the way down the ice into their own net? That happened to the Tribe five minutes into the game, with Regina’s Austin Pratt getting credit for the easiest goal he’ll ever score. Things turned around in the second period and the Warriors took a 6-3 win at Mosaic Place. “It’s huge,” Warriors forward Brayden Tracey said of the commanding victory. “We knew we couldn’t take this team lightly coming in, they’re a hard working team and we can’t show them that we’re taking them lightly, so we came out hard and I thought we got the job done pretty well tonight.” The Warriors kept the momentum from that win going through the weekend as they took a 4-2 victory over Swift Current on Feb. 22, 5-2 win over the Pats on Feb. 23 and 5-1 win over the Kootenay Ice Feb. 24 to close out a three-games-in-three-nights run with a perfect record. The Tribe improved to 34-15-6-2 on the season and find themselves firmly ensconced in third place in the wild card standings, 11 points up on the Brandon Wheat Kings and eight back of the Saskatoon Blades Warriors 6, Regina 3 Tracey finished the game with a goal and two assists, including one of the more impressive passes of the season to set up Tristin Langan for the Warriors’ fifth goal – going in on a two-on-one, Tracey kept his head up and partially faked a shot before directing the pass over to Langan as he streaked down the right wing. Both Pats goaltender Max Paddock and his defenceman bit hard on the fake and Langan had the open net to shoot at. “I knew I was going to him right when I got the puck at the far blueline,” Tracey explained. “I saw he was going down his one-timer side, so I knew what I had to do to get that goalie down, get the ‘D’s stick over. But the pass doesn’t look as good if he doesn’t do what he did, so it was great to see him finishing it off, too.” Tate Popple finished the game with a pair of goals, while Kjell Kjemhus opened scoring 29 seconds into the game with a goal both teams are still trying to figure out how it found its way home. Jett Woo picked up the Warriors’ second goal on the power play with just over a minute remaining in the first. The Warriors led 2-1 through one 5-3 through two. Brodan Salmond was the winning goaltender, making 21 saves including a spectacular third period stop after he got tangled up behind the net but recovered just in time to make a diving save on a Pats attacker.

Tribe, who led 2-0 after the first and 4-2 after two periods. Evanoff made 15 saves in the win, the Warriors fired 30 at Paddock.

Moose Jaw Warriors forward Justin Almeida battles for position in front of the Kootenay net.

Warriors 4, Swift Current 2 Tracey scored twice in the game’s final six minutes to give the Warriors the victory in a game they largely dominated from start to finish. Almeida and Langan also scored for Moose Jaw, who found themselves tied 1-1 after the first and 2-2 through two despite outshooting the Broncos 24-8 through two periods and 37-13 overall. Almeida and Josh Brook added two assists each for the Tribe. Ethan Regnier and Tanner Nagel replied for Swift Current. Brodan Salmond turned aside 11 shots to take the win, Riley Lamb made 33 saves for the Broncos. Warriors 5, Pats 3 Langan continued to close in on 50 goals with his 43rd and 44th marks of the season as the Warriors broke open a close game with a pair of late second period strikes. Tracey, Brook and Carson Denomie also scored for the

Warriors 5 Kootenay 1 Salmond lost his shutout bid with 7:42 left in the game, marking yet another contest where he’s come close to a clean sheet, only to see a late goal ruin his bid. Langan scored his 45th goal of the season while Justin Almeida scored once and added three assists. Brayden Tracey and Tate Popple each had a goal and an assist; Keenan Taphorn opened scoring for the Warriors in the first. Moose Jaw led 2-0 after one and 3-0 through two. Owen Pederson scored the lone Kootenay goal. Salmond made 26 saves in taking his 18th win of the season, the Warriors fired 31 at Kootenay’s Curtis Meger. The Warriors’ next action comes Friday when they host the Lethbridge Hurricanes (7 p.m., Mosaic Place).

Blake Allan crashes past Warriors goaltender Brodan Salmond as Justin Almeida helps tie him up.

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Cheer Infinity at Best of the West

Cheer Infinity Athletics was at the Best of The West Cheerleading Championships held in Regina on February 9th! It was a day of amazing performances from athletes from Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba! Cheer Infinity Athletics had outstanding performances finishing with 5 first places banners, 3 second place, 1 third place and 1 second place. CIA had athletes performing from ages 4-18! In addition to the above placings, Cheer Infinity Athletics Mini Starbursts were awarded the Mini Grand Champion Title, meaning they received the highest mark out of all athletes in the mini age division! That is a huge honour and accomplishment for the athletes! The coaches and parents were very proud of each and every athlete! The CIA Spirit showed at Best of The West with the amazing fans of CIA cheering loud and proud as they watched the passion, hard work and dedication of the athletes “Put on a Show” out on the competition floor! Cheer Infinity Athletics will be heading to Warman Cheer Classic the second weekend of March for the biggest competition in Saskatchewan with over 170 teams and 2200 athletes! The athletes finished off their weekend in the gym with McMaster Studios capturing amazing team and club photos! Stay up to date on what is happening with Cheer Infinity Athletics on Facebook! Watch for our upcoming spring and summer classes, camps and programming! Cheer Infinity Athletics where every athlete “Dreams Big, Sets Goals and Takes Action”

Dupont’s Around the Dub The WHL’s regular season is in the last leg of the journey, concluding March 17th, with each team having a few more games to work through and various races heating up. We will look at those and a few other notes this week. Enjoy! NEVER LEAVE A GAME EARLY. There has never been a better example than last Wednesday night in Regina. The Pats had been badly outplayed by the visiting Kootenay Ice for the entire first half of the hockey game and trailed 4-0. The fourth Kootenay goal spelled the end of the night for 18-year-old goaltender Max Paddock. While calling this game on the radio, I never would have expected things to end the way they did. The Pats would go on to score four unanswered goals to force extra time and win the game in a shootout. Two of the goals came from shots that banked in off a piece of Ice’ goaltender Jesse Makaj and fell in behind him. The Pats also killed off a minute and 42 second 5-on3 late in the game and Dean McNabb stopped all 13 shots he faced in relief, including a few highlight-reel saves that will likely been seen again in the WHL Plays-of-the-Week. A fun night to be on the air! The playoff race in the Eastern Conference has taken quite a turn. Last Wednesday night’s game between Calgary and Brandon was supposed to be a battle for the final wildcard spot but the Red Deer Rebels have won just once in their last 10 and, after Brandon’s 5-1 win over the Hitmen, the Rebels and Wheat Kings are now tied for the final playoff berth in the east!

Meanwhile, the Hitmen have picked up points in 10 of 13 (9-3-1) and are just two points back of Medicine Hat for third in the Central and seven points back of the Edmonton Oil Kings for top spot in the division. Stay tuned, it’s changing on a daily basis! Out west it’s a three-team race for two playoff spots between Kelowna, Seattle, and Kamloops. The Rockets are third in the BC Division with 53 points. Seattle is currently holding down the second, and final, wildcard spot with 52 points. On the outside looking in, the Kamloops Blazers have 49 points as they look to close the gap on the Rockets and Thunderbirds. Kamloops has 2 games in hand on Seattle and three games in hand on Kelowna. A belated congratulations to Prince Albert Raiders’ head coach Marc Habscheid who picked up his 500th career win behind a WHL bench earlier this month. A Swift Current product, Habscheid has spent time behind the bench for the Blazers, Rockets (winning the ‘03 WHL Championship and ‘04 Memorial Cup), Chilliwack Bruins, Victoria Royals, and now the Raiders. He joins seven others who have reached the milestone. What an accomplishment! Congratulations Marc! Speaking of milestones and acknowledgements, a big happy birthday to the radio play-by-play voice of the Saskatoon Blades Les Lazaruk who turned 60-yearsyoung last week. Fyi! Les is zeroing in on 2,000 games called in the Western Hockey League and I have been privileged enough to be in the booth alongside him for a few. I’ve been lucky to be able to call games with legends like Rod Pedersen, Peter Loubardias and Les, but riding shotgun with Les is where I got my start covering this league back in the fall of 2013 and we’ve been doing it every year since. What an honour! Speaking of our time together in the booth, since joining the Blades’ radio broadcast team, there has not been playoff hockey in Saskatoon. I used to think that maybe I was bad luck! Even if that’s the case, it appears to be coming to an end as the Blades continue to be red hot. They are 11-0-2-0 over their last 13 games

and have moved into the CHL Top 10 at #10. It’s more than time to pay attention Saskatoon! The Western Hockey League has started a wonderful social media campaign called #MyWHL where they ask a new question each week and let you, the fans, answer on your social platforms. This weeks’ question asked you to pick any WHL player (past or present) that you would like to play alongside. I’d take Brayden Point of the Moose Jaw Warriors (now Tampa Bay Lightning). There haven’t been many players come through this league that could see the ice and distribute the puck the way he could. All I would have to do is park myself at the side of the net and he’d find a way to put 30 off me and in! Saskatchewan is battling at the ice hockey semi-finals at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer after a 6-3 quarter-final win over Nova Scotia. Team Sask had a two-point effort (1g, 1a) from Regina’s Cole Sillinger. Cole is the son of former NHL’er Mike Sillinger and is a Medicine Hat Tigers’ prospect after being selected 11th overall this past spring. Another Tigers’ prospect, Prince Albert’s Ashton Ferster, scored the game-winning goal and also added an assist in the win. Saskatchewan played Quebec, while Alberta faced-off Ontario in the semi-finals last week. Former Seattle Thunderbirds’ goaltender Taran Kozun of Nipawin is adding to a record year in the crease for the University of Saskatchewan Huskies. Kozun was named a first-team all-star in the Canada West after leading the Huskies to a first-place finish. Kozun became the first goaltender in conference history to record 20 wins in a single season. He also set a new conference record with five shutouts, a mark that was also matched this season by former Moose Jaw Warrior Zach Sawchenko of the Alberta Golden Bears. The full list of all-stars can be found here: https:// I love this time of year! Until next week...

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Mullen, Team Sask finish fourth in men’s hockey at Canada Winter Games Moose Jaw’s Doyon just misses medal in long track speed skating Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

Team Saskatchewan came close to landing a medal in men’s hockey at the Canada Winter Games but fell short. After finishing second in their round robin pool with a 2-1 record, Team Sask – which included Moose Jaw product and Prairie Hockey Academy standout Kirk Mullen – defeated Nova Scotia 6-3 in the quarter-final before losing 6-3 to Quebec in the semifinal. That sent Saskatchewan into the bronze medal game, where they dropped a 12-0 decision to Alberta on Friday night. That result was unusual; Team Sask had defeated the tournament hosts 4-3 in overtime in the first game of the tournament; they also beat Manitoba 7-1 to go along with a 4-3 loss to B.C. in the round robin. Mullen finished the tournament with an assist in his team’s six games. Moose Jaw Warriors prospect Brett Mirwald of Saskatoon was the starter for Team Sask and saw action in all six games, finishing with a 4.37 goals against average and .874 save percentage.


In the Estate of CLARENCE EUGENE WALDNER 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 March, 2019. Phillips & Co., Barristers & Solicitors Haldane House 2100 Scarth Street Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 2H6

ATTN: Douglas Trithardt and Milbert Schock, Executors

The Utopia Conservation & Development Area Authority #178 Assessment Roll, 2019 Notice is hereby given that the assessment roll of the Utopia Conservation and Development Area Authority #178 has been prepared and is open to inspection at the office of the secretary treasurer, until the time for giving notice of complaints has expired, from 10 o’clock in the forenoon until 4 o’clock in the afternoon on every judicial day except Saturday. A person who desires to complain against an assessment or non-assessment may, within twenty days after the date on this notice, notify the secretary treasurer in writing of his complaint in accordance with section 62 of the Conservation and Development Act. Dated this 27th day of February,2019 Tim Forer Secretary treasurer Box 366 Avonlea, Sask. S0H 0C0

Doyon also nearly reached his goal of cracking the top 10 in one of his events. He finished 11th in the men’s mass start event, crossing the line in 5:53.413, just over eight seconds behind B.C.’s Eric Orlowsky for 10th. In Doyon’s other events, he finished 12th in the 500 metres, 17th in the 1,000 metres, 32nd in the 1,500 metres and 16th in the 5,000 metres.

**** Moose Jaw’s Marc-Andre Doyon came as close as possible to winning a medal in long track speedskating at the Canada Winter Games. Doyon, who skates with the Moose Jaw Kinsmen Speedskating Club, was a member of Team Saskatchewan’s fourth-place finish in the team pursuit on Feb. 17, as they skated a time of four minutes, 24.13 seconds to finished six seconds back of Ontario for bronze.

**** Saskatchewan finished the first half of the Canada Games with three medals, all coming on the afternoon of Feb. 21. Regina’s Logan Pletz has the province’s lone gold after his win in the 12.5 kilometre individual male biathlon, while Saskatoon’s Alix Pierce won silver in the gymnastics floor competition and Martensville’s Rya Weibe third in gymnastics uneven bars. Team Sask had sixth fourth place finishes in the first week.

Rural Municipality of Huron No. 223


Notice is hereby given that the assessment roll for the R. M. of Huron No. 223 for the year of 2019 has been prepared and is open to inspection in the office of the assessor from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the following days, Monday to Friday, March 1 to April 1, 2019, except holidays. A Bylaw pursuant to section 214 of The Municipalities Act has been passed and the assessment notices have been sent as required. Any person who wishes to appeal against his or her assessment is required to file his or her notice of appeal in writing, accompanied by a $50.00 fee for each assessment being appealed which will be returned if the appeal is successful, with: The Assessor, R. M. of Huron No. 223, Box 159, Tugaske, Saskatchewan, S0H 4B0, by the 1st day of April, 2019.

Notice is hereby given that the assessment roll for the Village of Tugaske for the year of 2019 has been prepared and is open to inspection in the office of the assessor from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the following days, Monday to Friday, March 1 to April 1, 2019, except holidays. A Bylaw pursuant to section 214 of The Municipalities Act has been passed and the assessment notices have been sent as required. Any person who wishes to appeal against his or her assessment is required to file his or her notice of appeal in writing, accompanied by a $50.00 fee for each assessment being appealed which will be returned if the appeal is successful, with: The Assessor, Village of Tugaske, Box159, Tugaske, Saskatchewan, S0H 4B0, by the 1st day of April, 2019.

Dated this 1st day of March, 2019. Daryl Dean, Assessor

Dated this 1st day of March, 2019. Daryl Dean, Assessor

Rural Municipality of Redburn No.130 2019 Assessment Roll Notice

TOWN OF ROULEAU 2019 Assessment Roll Notice

Notice is hereby given that the assessment roll for the RM of Redburn No. 130 for the year 2019 has been prepared and is open to inspection in the office of the assessor from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the following days: Monday to Friday, March 01 to April 01, 2019

Notice is hereby given that the assessment roll for the Town of Rouleau for the year 2019 has been prepared and is open to inspection in the office of the assessor from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the following days:

A bylaw pursuant to section 214 of "The Municipalities Act" has been passed and the assessment notices have been sent as required. Any person who wishes to appeal against their assessment is required to file their notice of appeal in writing, accompanied by a $75.00 fee for each assessment being appealed which will be returned if the appeal is successful, with:

A bylaw pursuant to section 214 of "The Municipalities Act" has been passed and the assessment notices have been sent as required. Any person who wishes to appeal against their assessment is required to file their notice of appeal in writing, accompanied by a $75.00 fee for each assessment being appealed which will be returned if the appeal is successful, with:

The Assessor, RM of Redburn No. 130, Box 250, Rouleau, SK. S0G 4H0 by the 1st day of April, 2019.

The Assessor, Town of Rouleau, Box 250, Rouleau, SK. S0G 4H0 by the 1st day of April, 2019.

Dated this 27th day of February, 2019 Guy Lagrandeur Assessor

Dated this 27th day of February, 2019 Guy Lagrandeur Assessor

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AUTO PARTS For sale: 4 - 17” rims to fit GMC Terrain & Chev Equinox SUV. Call after 4pm 692-7211 1 set of tire chains. New 16” HD. Never used. $250. 2 Winterforce tires and 2 Fuzion tires. All new. 215/65/16 and 205/50/16. Asking $125 per tire. Call 1-306-693-2499 and ask for Tom. MOTORBIKES & SNOWMOBILES For sale: One snowbear 4 by 8 ft new take off sides, wired with lights. Ph 972-9172 TOOLS & EQUIPMENT For sale: 12 lbs of 1-1/2 gyprock screws, plumbing fittings & water lines, all new material. Ph 972-9172 For sale: New steel black lock & gate handle. Ph 972-9172 FOR RENT

A COZY FURNISHED ROOM FOR RENT. Shared facilities. Heated, lights, water, internet, cable, fridge, stove, washer & dryer and car plug in. No

parties. 5 blocks from Saskpolytech. $500.00/monthly paid on the 1st of every month. $500.00 damage deposit required. Please phone 306631-9800 to arrange a convenient time for viewing.

Space for Rent Need rental space for your community event, club activity or weekly meeting? The Bridge Community Centre is available at 303 Coteau St. West on South Hill! The building features an Upstairs Chapel with seating for 60 people, built in sound-system and audio-video interface (projector and screen). Downstairs features a performance stage, seating for 80 people, kitchen and washroom facilities. Call 306-692-6792 or to book your one-time or recurring spot today! For Rent: Three bedroom house (one bedroom is on main floor) for rent, just 2 blocks walk of downtown Moose Jaw.  Rent $850 per

month. Call 306.692.8456 or 306.880.4656. For Rent:  Bachelor Suite on the ground floor with own entrance from outside for rent in Moose Jaw.  Rent $450 per month.  Call 306.692.8456 or 306.880.4656 155 MUSIC & INSTRUMENTS For sale: 1 big black speaker on stand with tuning buttons. Ph 972-9172 MISCELLANEOUS Ice fishing shelter, ice auger, underwater fish camera, fish locator and large commercial fridge. 306-642-1365 Metal rack - $2 306-681-8749 Newly built wood bench, 3 feet long - $30 306-681-8749 Assorted vases, candles and holders, Xmas decorations, security mirror and latex varnish 306-642-3061 I will pay cash for your unwanted guns, in any condition, gun parts, ammo, in Moose Jaw and area.. Can Pick up a location that suits you. Call or text 1-306-641-4447 HOUSEHOLD ITEMS Kenmore deep freezer 42 by 33 deep. 10 cub ft. Kenmore white fridge 65 high by 31 by 30. Kenmore washer & dryer year 2010. Ph 972-9172

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Missing: A couple of weeks ago I misplaced a walking cane either at Chateau St. Michael’s or around Athabasca and Main St. It has a black shaft and a gold plated hand knob. It has been handed down thru three generations of the Bellefleur family now, so it is very special to us - a family heirloom. The cane was originally gifted

to my grandfather and carries the inscription on the knob “To F.X.B. From his Limerick Friends” Please call 306-6924049. 20 WANTED WantedHunting, fishing items, freezer and fridge. 306-6421365 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 Wanted: kids pedal tractor or car. 40’s to 50’s GMC, Chev, ford 1/2 ton with old restoration would be nice. VW Beetles or Kharmannchia. 6407149 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 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 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 am looking for a John Deere L or LA tractor in any condition, or parts. Call or text 306-641-

4447 Wanted: Grarage to rent - preferably downtown area 306684-0506 SERVICES 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 PROFESSIONAL NURSING FOOT CARE- Receipts may be used for income tax or insurance reimbursement. Meagan Newans, Licensed Practical Nurse/Certified Foot Care Nurse providing foot care to MJ & surrounding areas. Diabetic treatments available. Please call Meagan @ 1-306313-0385 Junk to the dump in and around Moose Jaw - $35 and up 306-681-8749 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 Seeking committed, evangelizing Christian business partner. To open up and operate a second-hand/flea market store in Moose Jaw, SK. Male, female or family. Computer/internet knowledge helpful. 684-0506

New GM wants to keep local Co-op strong by putting people first Matthew Gourlie

Geoff Anderson is coming to the Moose Jaw Co-op following a strike and with big shoes to fill. There is nowhere he says he would rather be. Anderson is the new general manager of the Moose Jaw Co-op Association Ltd., having taken over for Gerry Onyskevitch following his retirement after 27 years as general manager here in Moose Jaw. Anderson has spent the past five years in Regina working for Federated Co-op Ltd as a retail advisor. “It’s really kind of a transitional role,” Anderson said. “You go in for five years and really work with other general managers and their board of directors on governance and operations. That really prepares you for a role like Moose Jaw where I can come in and apply some of the skills that I learned from other GMs and other boards. “Back in 2014, a lot of people asked me where would I like to end up and I always said Moose Jaw. The stars aligned for me and I’m pretty excited to be here.” One of the reasons that Anderson sees Moose Jaw as such a quality posting pares down to the great shape that Onyskevitch left the business upon his retirement. “Back in the 1980s, we went through a recession; interest rates were through the roof. Federated Co-op was having some really hard times, as were a lot of our retails. Some of those co-operatives are no longer in existence because of those hard times,” Anderson said. “When Gerry was hired, he came into a retail where he had to really turn things around. That’s where he gained a lot of respect across the entire Co-op retailing system because of his

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Geoff Anderson is the new general manager of the Moose Jaw Co-op Association Ltd. Matthew Gourlie photograph attributes. He had a humbleness about him and a quietness about him, but he was a very effective leader here for the organization. “So, yeah, big shoes to fill here coming into Moose Jaw.” Anderson got his start in the Co-op system as a meat manager in 2002 and has worked his way up through the system and across the province. He started in Carrot River before moving to Humboldt where he also served as the meat manager. He worked to take some courses to become a food store manager and then took retail manager group training to become a general manager. He was then the general manager in Davidson for three years before assuming the same role in Shaunavon for

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three years. “My wife has been pretty patient with me moving her around all of these years, but we’re happy to be settled in Moose Jaw,” Anderson said. “We’re looking forward to buying a house here and putting down roots and becoming part of the community.” The Co-op reached a new collective agreement with its union, UFCW Local 1400, after a 36-day strike. One of Anderson’s first priorities is bringing everyone back together again. “Whenever employees or managers have to go through something like that, it certainly does create a bit of a divide between those two groups,” Anderson said. “I think my job as general manager is to do everything possible to close that divide, so that we’re working together with team members and team leaders and we’re all trying to reach that common goal, which is putting people first.” Putting people first — whether that’s an interaction with a Co-op member or interactions with the management team or between team members — is at the core of how Anderson wants to run the local Co-op. “My biggest priority, and I’ve been very transparent with everyone I’ve talked to, is over the next year improving employee engagement with the staff and with the management team and making sure we’re putting people first in everything we do,” he said.

Happy 93rd


Pat Hemmett

February 28th 2019

World Day of Prayer Friday March 1, 2019 at 2 PM The Salvation Army Moose Jaw Community Church 2 Wintergreen Drive • Moose Jaw For more information call: 306-694-0045

with love from your family

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On the Front Porch

by Wanda Smith

Stay the Course As I contemplated writing to you this week, the phrase “stay the course� jumped in my spirit. As I did a little research, I uncovered the history of this phrase which originated from a reference to nautical definitions meaning to “maintain a constant course while navigating.� It also became a reference to the phrase that describes a horse having the stamina to finish the race on a racetrack. “Stay the course� also was used in the context of war in order to pursue the goal set out regardless of the negative feedback or obstacles met. The earliest known use of “stay the course� was in 1873. The Collins Dictionary definition is: “... to finish something that you have started, even though it has become very difficult.� In other words, purse a difficult task or activity to the finish. There are situations in my life over the years that have seemed overwhelming and uncertain with no real end date. The going seems so hard and so long. I can relate it to when I birthed our first sweet pea; having asked the nurse on duty when she thought I’d have the baby. She admitted no one can really determine the length of labor however; she gave me a “guesstimation,� given the regularity of my contractions and other labor signs. I labored far past her suggested time frame; Big Sweet Pea was born 24 hours from the time labor had begun. The nurse was shocked to see me in labor when she returned to the night shift and was equally as sorry that she’d given me her assumption at all. (For the record, I’ve never held it against her for that.) As I think of the situations in life such as birthing a child, paying down debt, renovations or new home builds, marriage relationships, family situations, work, and life decisions and so on, if we could just see the end, we think it would help to know how long we’ve got to work things through in order to get to the desired end result. Unfortunately, though, in most cases, we can’t see the end from the beginning. As I look at the present situations in my life, I can become overwhelmed with the tasks laid out in front of me, personally, relationally, career-wise and financially. On the converse, I can take to heart what Holy Spirit dropped in my spirit as I started writing today: stay the course. In the storm, Jesus is our lighthouse. In the flood, He is our strong tower. In the wind, He is our refuge. In the fire, He is our covering. Psalm 119:1-3 reassures us. “You’re blessed when you stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by God. You’re blessed when you follow his directions, doing your best to find him. That’s right - you don’t go off on your own; you walk straight along the road he set.� A river cuts through a rock not because of its power, but its persistence. Dear brothers and sisters, although you may be facing difficulties in your life, be persistent to stay the course. Strength is not feeling strong, it is staying the course when you feel week. It is staying focused on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. It is about keeping our eyes on the end result. “(I) want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope for may be fully realized.� (Hebrews 6:11) Dear friends, stay the course. Do not give up! Do not lose hope! Keep keeping on.



Carney, Robert Thomas Robert passed away peacefully on February 19, 2019 at Pioneers Lodge in Moose Jaw, SK. at the age of 85. He is predeceased by his parents Arthur Reginald and Miriom; 2 brothers Arthur Carney and Gord Wayne Ward Carney and sister Iris Crichton. Bob is survived by his sister-in-law Bev Carney; nieces and nephews. He was born in Moose Jaw, SK on May 15, 1933 to Arthur Reginald Carney and Miriom (Bailey) Carney. Growing up in Moose Jaw, he went to Empire School, and attended high school at Central Collegiate. After high school, Bob worked for the City of Moose Jaw, but started farming south of Moose Jaw by the late 50’s. Although he was primarily a grain farmer, he also raised chickens and turkeys. An entrepreneur at heart, he started a real estate company in the 70’s called Green Acre Investments and owned many town homes and rental properties. He was known for making it possible for many young families to get their start and into a home by holding the mortgage for them. He was very supportive of the 4H Clubs helping them to raise finances by sponsoring many horse shows over the years. He was a very social person, loved to dance and was a fixture at many of the fall suppers. He was a progressive thinker with a passion for books having a library named after him in Alberta in recognition for his support. He was generous to many organizations, churches and individuals in the community and could be counted on for support. He will be greatly missed by his nieces, nephews, numerous friends and the community. Bob’s family would like to thank Art Clermont for his friendship and care of Bob over the years. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday February 28, 2019 at St. Aidan Anglican Church, 124 1st Ave NE, 11:00AM. The Reverend Deacon Arleen Champion will officiate. In honor of Bob, memorial donations to the St. Aidan Anglican Church, 124 1st Ave NE, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 0Y8, would be appreciated. In loving memory of Robert, a memorial tree planting will be made by Jones-Parkview Funeral Services. Please sign the memorial register at website: or www. (Obituaries). Lorem ipsum Blair Scott - Funeral Director

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TRINITY UNITED CHURCH 277 Iroquois St W Moose Jaw, SK Next Service: March 3, 10:30am Ken Mathers


St. Barnabas Now worshipping at

27 Hochelaga St. W., Moose Jaw

The beautiful home of Central Lutheran Church

Worship Service, March 3rd, 10:30 am Minister: Rev. Tim Ellis Music Director: Bruce Learmonth      

Sunday, May 14th, 2017 Worship Service 10:30am & Sunday School

St. Andrew’s United Church

Celebrating Inclusion For All

Traditional Anglican Parish

Zion United Church

With great sorrow, the family of Norma Mildred Campbell would like to announce that Norma passed away in the Pasqua Hospital in Regina, SK on Tuesday, February 12th, 2019, at the age of 79 years, following medical complications. Norma was born in Foam Lake, SK on July 8th, 1939 to Margaret Gudrun (Narfason) and Edward Chapman (Ted) Campbell. She was predeceased by her parents; sister, Joan Kerr; brother-in-law, Bob Kerr; and sister-in-law, Diane Campbell. Norma is survived by her brothers: Tom (Faye), Doug (Fran), and Don Campbell; daughter, Sherrie (Neil) Holmes; grandson, Erik (Rachel); son, Chris Olafson (Shelley); grandchildren, Carson and Kiana; the father of her children, Garry Olafson; her spouse, Lorne Jackson; and step-children: Allan, Rena (John) Park, Jeremy, and Tara Hamilton; as well as many beloved nieces and nephews. Nothing was more important to Norma than her family. She was always so very proud of her kids and grandchildren and although there was great distance, it never felt that way. She ensured that everybody stayed connected via frequent phone calls and more recently, Facetime. Her visits were always filled with home cooked meals, wonderful and hilarious conversation, far too many treats, and countless card games accompanied by tea. Norma had such a quick wit and great sense of humor. A kind, caring and compassionate woman who always looked out for those in need. There are so many things that Norma did in her lifetime, so many she touched, and so many ways in which she will be remembered. Her life lessons and her love will forever live on in the hearts of her family and friends. We are so blessed to have such wonderful memories of her and will hold her close. She will live in our hearts and minds‌always. Till we meet again‌Rest easy. In keeping with Norma’s wishes, a Private Family Service will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family would ask that people who knew Norma perform an act of kindness in her honor. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. James Murdock, Funeral Director 306-6934550 60 Athabasca Street East 306-692-0533 Minister: Rev. Jim Tenford Music Director: Karen Purdy

Holy Communion Book of Common Prayer Sunday 11:30 am (new time) Coffee & fellowship after the service For more information contact: Fr. Glenn Galenkamp, Rector 306-691-2715

All Are Welcome!

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, March 3rd, 2019 E-mail: Facebook: Website:

We are pleased to invite our friends from other parishes and welcome all visitors! SCHEDULE OF SERVICES: Sunday*, March 10 1:30 pm Sunday*, April 7 1:30 pm Sunday*, April 21 1:30 pm (Palm Sunday) Friday, April 26 4:00 pm (Good Friday) Saturday, April 27 4:00 pm (HOLY SATURDAY) BLESSINGS OF BASKETS * denotes full liturgy (confession, communion available)

673 Grandview Street West

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Miller BELBIN Elsie Bernice Belbin, aged 95 years of Moose Jaw, SK passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 16th, 2019. She was born on September 29th, 1923 in Crandall, MB to Milton and Gladys Finley. Bernice grew up in High River, AB. She became a Stenographer and moved to Vancouver, BC during the war years. Later, Bernice moved back to Calgary, AB where she met the love of her life, Clifford Belbin. They then moved to Moose Jaw where they raised their family. She was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Cliff in 2014; sisters: Mildred Finley, Olive Kreutzer, and Virginia (Gina) Groeneveld; brothers: Edward Finley, Jim Finley, and Larry Finley. Bernice will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Patty Belbin and son, Donnie Belbin; grandsons, Brian Barth and Aaron Barth; sister, Muriel (Mim) Meadows; sistersin-law: Nita Finley, Teresa Finley, Jean (Bill) Chanski, and Florence Walker; as well as numerous nieces and nephews in Western Canada and abroad. A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at Rosedale Cemetery at a later date. Special thanks to the Extendicare staff, especially the care workers on the East Wing. We can’t say enough about the exceptional care Mom received during her stay. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bernice’s name may be made to the Salvation Army, 175 – 1st Ave NE, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 0Y9. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. James Murdock, Funeral Director 306-693-4550

Audrey Clarke

It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of David (Jim) James Miller, who passed away peacefully with family in Brooks, Alberta on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Jim was born in Regina, Saskatchewan on July 24, 1945, and most recently resided on his beloved acreage in Iddesleigh, Alberta. Jim was raised and attended school in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. He attended SAIT in Calgary, achieving his Journeyman Electrician Certificate. For over 50 years, Jim loved his work throughout Saskatchewan and Alberta in the industrial, commercial, and residential electrical trade. His true passions were gardening; his beloved horses, dogs and cats; attending his acreage; and watching his favorite hockey teams. He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years – Deana Miller, his sons Ryan Miller (Tanya), Shaun Miller; Step-Daughters Michelle Seltenrich (Sean) and Laura Trumbley (Terry); grandchildren Mikayla, Emily, Jade, James, Hannah, Hunter, Kaylee, Duncan, Devyn and Andrea; sisters Margret Fischer, Jean Barber, Pat Kaip; Brother-in-law Robert Dunlop; along with many extended family and friends. He was predeceased by parents George and Bessi Miller, brothers William and Ken; sister Edith; and brothers-in-law Ken, Murrell, Wilf, August and Jim; and sisters-in-law Donna and Anne. Private funeral services will be held at a later date in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.  In memory of Jim, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Medicine Hat SPCA. For further information, to leave a message of sympathy or to light a candle in memory of Jim, please visit or call (403) 501-1010.


CURRIE, Isabel G. (nee Civil) Peacefully, with family by her side on Monday, February 18, 2019 at Oakpark Retirement Community, Ottawa in her 107th year. Isabel, loving wife of the late David V. Currie. Loving Mom of David and his wife Beverly. Proud Nan of Brenda, Sandra and her husband Andy Drury, and David and his wife Julie.  Great Nan of Andrew, Will, Julia, Victoria, and the late Cassandra. Predeceased by her sister Betty Wong and her brother Douglas Civil. Friends will be received on Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 from 12:00pm until the time of the funeral service at 1:00pm at the Tannahill Funeral Home, 1178 4th Ave West, Owen Sound, 519-3763710 with Padre Robert Lay officiating. Interment Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial online at

The family of Frances “Mary” Keith wish to thank everyone for the many phone calls, visits, cards and floral tributes in memory of Mom. A special thank you to Della Ferguson for the beautiful tribute to Mom and to Bert Hunt for all he did for Mom. Words can’t express our appreciation for all the kindness expressed by all Mom’s friends, our friends and family.

Audrey Helen Clarke (Bodie) was born on November 20, 1934 and passed away on February 16, 2019  at Providence Place, in Guardian Grove in Moose Jaw, SK. Audrey and Roy have three children: Dennis (Anita) and their children: James (Valerie), Nancy (Calder) Chubey, and Sarah Clarke (Jay); daughter Patricia (Barry) Hicks and their children: Daniel and Mark; and son David (Jackie) and their son Aidan. Audrey and Roy were blessed with seven great grandsons: Treyten and Ryden Hicks, Mason, Bodie and Lennox Clarke, and Parker and Hudson Chubey. Audrey is predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Roy; her parents Arthur and Helen Bodie; her father-in-law Fred and her mother-in-law Julia Clarke; sister-in-law Winnifred Kuchel; brothers-in-law Peter Kuchel, Murray Davidson, Omer Bernardin; nephews Jack Bodie and Ken Davidson. Audrey is survived by her offspring, brother Burton Bodie (Clara), and sister Lila Bernardin and their families, and many nephews and nieces. Audrey spent her life doing work for the church. She was an active member of the UCW locally and provincially. She cooked for a lot of fowl suppers, baked for many bake sales and funeral lunches over her 60+ years with the Church. She loved to read, garden, sew, and in her later years camp, especially in Waterton with her son David and family. She and Roy joined the Good Sam RV Club and they toured the province with their new great friends. Many winters she and Roy traveled down to Mesa to spend the winter months until Roy’s eyesight was too much of a risk. At this time, the family would like to thank all the managers and staff of the Furrows and Faith Villa in Mossbank for their excellent care of both our parents. We would like to thank the staff of the Long-Term Care wing in Assiniboia Hospital, and the staff of Guardian Grove at Providence Place in Moose Jaw who took such excellent care of her. Thank you to the folks on Centennial Drive who we know kept an eye out for both our parents. Thank you to everyone for your expressions of sympathy, kindness, and support during this time. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019, 1:00 p.m., at the Prince of Wales Cultural Centre Auditorium, Assiniboia, SK. Donations in Audrey’s name will be gratefully accepted for the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan, 301-2550 12th Avenue, Regina, SK S4P 3X1. Online condolences can be shared at



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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.

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE 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 FESTIVAL OF WORDS BOOK CLUB will meet on Thursday, February 28th from 2:30 – 3:30 at the Public Library. The Book Club is open to all interested adults and no registration is required. The featured book this month: Take Us to Your Chief and other Short Stories by Drew Hayden Taylor. The popular Ojibway author, essayist and playwright, Taylor has written a collection of short stories that mixes sci – fi with First Nations myths and contemporary highlights. Copies are available on a firstcome-first-served basis from the Library for anyone wishing to take part in the discussion. Admission is free. Everyone is welcome. WORLD DAY OF PRAYER will be held on Friday March 1st at 2:00 PM at The Salvation Army Moose Jaw Community Church, 2 Wintergreen Drive. For more information call: 306-694-0045. TELEMIRACLE FUNDRAISER POOR MAN’S CHILI LUNCH will be held on Friday, March 1st from 11:30am-1pm in the Assiniboia Kinsmen Centre, 711-1st St. W. Cost $8pp. all proceeds to Kinsmen Telemiracle 43. For take-out call or text Les Wilcock @306.640.7989. NOON HOUR SLIDES AT MJ PUBLIC LIBRARY THEATRE February 27: Stuart Anderson (Duncan, BC – Land of the Totem) 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: Gayle Jones (Trans-Siberia Rail) Stuart Anderson (Duncan, BC – Land of the Totem) REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR RIVERVIEW COLLEGIATE 60TH REUNION scheduled for August 9-11th. Early Bird Registration is $100/3days by visiting THE GOOD FOOD BOX has started again for the new year. The dates are as follows: 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. 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. ICE FISHING TOURNAMENT on March 3rd at Buffalo Pound Provincial Park from 10am-2pm. Fishing license required for those 16 yrs and older. BBQ lunch and prizes. No experience or no equipment necessary – volunteers available to help and there is equipment to borrow if needed. Registration 306.692.8112/acfmoosejaw@gmail. com 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. CHESS CLUB will meet on Tuesday, March 5th at 7:00pm at the Public Library. If you enjoy playing chess, want to learn, or work on your strategy, join for some friendly competition. Come on your own or with friends. Admission is free. Everyone is welcome.

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THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE MOOSE JAW NORTH SASKATCHEWAN PARTY CONSTITUENCY ASSOC. will take place March 6th at 7:00 p.m. at the Heritage Inn. For more information call 306.359.1638. SCREEN TIME AND THE BRAIN WITH LAYNE PETHICK AND KRYSTAL HAWKINS, sponsored by the Early Childhood Coalition and the MJ Public Library will be held on March 6th at 7:00 p.m. at the MJ Public Library Theatre. ANNUAL MOOSE JAW GUN SHOW will be held SAT MARCH 9,2019 from 10 am -5pm and SUN MARCH 10TH from 10am-3pm. The show will be held at the Moose Jaw Exhibition Convention Centre 250 Thatcher Dr East. This show sponsored by the South Saskatchewan Wildlife Association will feature over 160 tables of Firearms new and old, reloading supplies collectibles, Outdoor supplies, Hobby crafts, baking and much more. Admission is $5.00 for adults and children under 12 are free (when accompanied by adults). For further info contact Al 306 631 6601. 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 COME AND GO TEA TO CELEBRATE GAYLE LAKE’S 80TH BIRTHDAY will be held on March 9th between 2-4pm at the First Baptist Church on Main Street in Moose Jaw. FREE HIGH FIVE® TRAINING FOR HIGH SCHOOL OR POST-SECONDARY STUDENTS is being offered by Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association. If you are interested in exploring this training opportunity for your program or students, please email one of these Community Consultants prior to March 15, or COMMON GROUND GRIEF SUPPORT FOR BEREAVED SPOUSES for 5 Consecutive Weeks: March 13, 20, 27, Apr. 3,10 from 10am-11:30am At NEW LOCATION-Parkview-474 |Hochelaga St. W. Everyone Welcome. 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.” SHOW AND TELL WITH PRIDE at the Western Development Museum on Saturday, March 16th at @ 2:00 p.m. You are invited to share a story or object of LGBTQ2+ significance with others. Special guests from the WDM Corporate Office will be on hand speaking about an upcoming LGBTQ2+ History project. Free event. Regular admission applies for Museum galleries. Refreshments to follow. SWINGVI VARIETY CONCERT will be held on Sunday, March 16th at 1:00 p.m. at Timothy Eaton Centre highlighting military and civilian acts. Admission $6 includes refreshments by 15 Wing Fellowship. MARCH MADNESS – A Two-Day Shopping Extravaganza will be held on Saturday March 16th from 11am-3pm and also on Sunday, March 17th from 11am-3pm at the Heritage Inn. Free to Attend. Gift bag draws full of items from the vendors available to be won on Saturday at 1pm/3pm/5pm and 7pm. Vendors: Magnolia and Vine/Scentsy/LipSense/Elevacity/Thirty One Gifts/ Epicure/Pruvit/Young Living Essentail Oils/Tupperware/ PureTrim/Terra Firma Rocks and Crystals …and more. TRINITY UNITED CHURCH STEW SUPPER will be held on March 17th. Doors open 5pm/One-sitting 5:30pm. Tickets $17. Advance tickets are available now. There is a chair lift to the lower level. Take-out meals will be delivered, if needed. Contact Harvey @306.693.5069 for tickets.

THE BOOK STORE IS BACK Moose Jaw Humane Society Book Store Open Feb 16-March 16 Monday-Sat. 10 am to 5 pm

TINTAMARRE FRANSASKOIS CEREMONY will be held on the 19th of March at 10am departing from Crescent Park. For information call 306.692.8112. HOPE GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP FOR ALL BEREAVED Next Meeting: Wednesday, March 13, 7:30pm to 9:00pm at NEW LOCATION: Parkview- 474 Hochelaga St. W. Everyone is Welcome. ZION’S VILLAGE FLEA MARKET – Fri, Mar. 22 1-6 p.m., Sat, Mar. 23 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Zion is looking for entries for their upcoming flea market. Application will be accepted on Tues, Feb. 26, they will be processed on a first come first basis, apply early to avoid disappointment. $25/table, maximum three tables. Table rentals are not confirmed until payment is received. For more info please contact the church office at 306-692-3842 or Annette at 306-694-1020. Church office will be closed the week of Feb. 18-22. “AN EVENING OF LOVE, HOPE, FAITH & RESILIENCE” Fundraiser for Heartland Hospice Moose Jaw Will be held on Thursday, March 28th from 6:30-9pm at the Moose Jaw Cultural Centre, Mae Wilson Theatre featuring guests: Greg and Leone Ottenbreit. They have navigated Life’s greatest losses and victories. They will share how their profound love, deep faith, undying hope empowered them to find the resilience to rise up and thrive. Delicious Hors D’oeuvres; beautiful music; inspiring people, along with silent auction opportunities…all for a compassionate community cause makes for a powerful evening to remember. Tickets are $25 and available through the Theatre Box Office; Charge by 306-693-4700 or online at SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE Grief Support Group for those who have experienced the death of a Loved One by Suicide Next Meeting: Wed. March 27, 7:30pm to 9:00pm at NEW LOCATION: Parkview- 474 Hochelaga St. W. Everyone is Welcome. THE MOOSE JAW MUSEUM & ART GALLERY Annual General Meeting for members will be held March 28th at 7:00 p.m. in the South Meeting Rm (top floor of the Moose Jaw Public Library). This event will include review of the gallery’s activities in 2018, overview of the financial picture during 2018 and election of new board members. Social time and refreshments to follow. HIP-HOP INTO SPRING CRAFT & TRADE FAIR will be held Saturday, March 30th at the Masonic Temple, 1755 Main St. N, Moose Jaw (across form the WDM) from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Muffins & Coffee will be sold. Door prizes. For more information contact Sue Butz @306.586.1388 or AN EASTER HAM & TURKEY BINGO hosted by The Knights of Columbus, Father Gilpin Council #9760 will be held on Sunday April 7, 2019, at Church of Our Lady Community Centre. Doors open at 6:00 P.M. Games start at 7:00 P.M. There will be a lunch counter. The whole family is welcome. AN ADULT (18+) FIREARMS LICENSING COURSE WEEKEND will be held in Moose Jaw on Saturday April 6 and Sunday April 7, 2019. The Courses will be conducted at the SSWA Indoor Range and Learning Centre. Sat April 6 will see a NON-RESTRICTED CFSC conducted. Completion of this course will allow the candidate to apply for the Possession and Acquisition (PAL) Federal firearms License. On Sunday April 7, a RESTRICTEDCRFSC will be conducted…successful completion of this course also will enable the candidates to apply for their RPAL, a Federal firearms License with the status to legally acquire Restricted firearms mainly handguns and certain long guns). Note: one must have completed and passed the CFSC before one can take the CRFSC course. For more information such as course hours, Registration Procedures, Loaner Manual pickup, costs, class location, etc. contact Course Coordinator Harry at or 306 693 1324 FESTIVAL OF WORLDS LUXURY WINE AND FOOD PAIRING FUNDRAISER (5 pairings with 2 wines with each course/10 wines tasted in total) at The Hive on April 18th from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Tickets go on sale March 1st at - $100 each or corporate table of 6 for $550. Only 65 available so get your tickets quickly. The theme for the wine pairing/ tasting is Old World vs New World. There will be a Silent auction. Donate a bottle of wine to our Wine Bottle Auction and receive a ticket for the draw to made at the end of the night. Tickets will be sold also. EASTER MAUNDY THURSDAY COFFEE PARTY will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church in Lounge & court (main floor – 60 Athabasca St. E) on Thursday, April 18th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Cost by donation. Serving Coffee, Tea & Homemade Hot Cross Buns.


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140 Main St N 306-694-5766

of Moose Jaw

VLA location! Recently renovated! Bright & cheery kitchen, stunning white cabinetry, island and eating area, garden doors to deck. Large living room. 3 bedrooms on main. Lower level updated family room, den, laundry, and storage. Large yard!

Kaitlin Hammel 684-4675 Sonya Bitz 631-8471

South west location! Updated eat in kitchen. 3 bedrooms. Family room, extra bedrooms, bath and laundry down. Detached garage. Listed at $259,900

251 Bluesage Dr

Affordable mobile home! Listed at $89,900 Over 1400 sqft, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Numerous updates have been done. Bright welcoming open concept. Located in Prairie Oasis Trailer Court

1210 Meier Dr

Frank Hammel 684-9491 Beth Vance 631-0886

Built in 2013 this 2 storey family home has 6 bedrooms! 3 bathrooms! Large welcoming foyer leads to open floor plan. Oversized island with eating bar and workspace. Adjoining living room and dining area. A must to see!

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Move in ready, is this spacious 2 bedroom bungalow. Beautiful natural light through south facing windows, stylish updated kitchen. 2 bedrooms. Lower level with family room, bath, dens, laundry and storage. Double attached garage.


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Move right into this neat & clean 2 bedroom home. Spacious and bright living room. Country kitchen, white cabinets. Main floor laundry. Appliances included. Off street parking. Listed at $127,900.

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306-694-4747 Derek McRitchie

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Katie Keeler 690-4333 Lori Keeler 631-8069



"NEW CONSTRUCTION"...Walkout style Bungalow 1720 Sq Ft of Main Floor Living Space. ample sized Dining Room and Kitchen Area,Pantry, Large Master Bedroom with Separate Access Door to Upper Level Deck, En-suite and Walk-in Closet. Additional 2 bedrooms, Main Floor 4 piece Bath, Main Floor Laundry Triple Attached Heated and Boarded Garage.

5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and an office, vaulted ceilings,open concept kitchen/living room/dining a large island and patio door leading to the covered deck. master bedroom on one side of the home and the other 2 bedrooms and full bathroom on the other side,main floor laundry, home audio system, large backyard with vinyl fence and kids play area!

“Very pleased with advertising in the Moose Jaw Express. 10 people at 1st showing -“CONDO SOLD�Several showed up for 2nd showing to be turned away! Print advertising works!

$269,900 Good family sized bungalow Kitchen / Dining Room with plenty of counter space and cabinetry. Original Hardwood Flooring in Living Room with Mounted Fireplace Updated main floor bath, 3 spacious Bedrooms with original Hardwood Flooring. Lower Level updated Family Room, Den and Renovated 3 piece Bath updated, Shingles, Furnace HI. Seller has also replaced Sewer lines.

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Excellent condo on a desirable corner lot. basement has been finished with a family room and three piece bathroom. The laundry is conveniently located on the second floor. Easy access with on street parking beside the unit. One of the better condos in that complex. Click on video icon for 360 degree virtual tour.

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This includes: Setting a fair asking price, and explaining how we derive that Providing complimentary staging to show your home’s full potential Compiling a to-do list before we are ready for the market (if needed) Giving you my sellers guide explaining the process of a successful sale Some of these organizational things can take time, so if you are thinking of selling in the Spring, now is the time to start preparing to ensure you have the best house on the block! If you are feeling overwhelmed, I can help you step by step. I belong to the National Organizers in Canada and have lots of experience organizing and downsizing!




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