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Members of the skating club are spending tons of time on the ice in preparation for the upcoming show.
Skating Club Ice Show promises glitz and glitter
“People can expect to see some fantastic skating,” promises Bree Campbell, the coach behind the scenes of the club’s year-end spectacle. By Larissa Kurz
The Moose Jaw Skating Club is busy practicing and preparing for their annual ice show at Mosaic Place that will be taking place on Mar. 17, spending hours on the ice working on their moves to wow the audience. This year’s theme is Hollywood Gala, and coach Bree Campbell promises that there will be some familiar numbers from past and present film that will have everyone in the arena dancing in their seats. Campbell reveals that the show is going for an award show feel, and all of the skaters involved are excited for the night. “Every year we try to put on a bigger, better show than we did the year before. Basically, it’s going to mirror image the Oscar Awards,” said Campbell. “I’ve chosen music that has actually won awards, so its familiar to the audience, so its singalong songs and [ones] that the kids can recognize and kind of get into it and have a good time skating. So, hopefully this year it shines bright, like our previous years have.” As the show is a year-end performance for the club, the skaters will be receiving awards highlighting their year skating with the club, and the performances are split into three categories — Best Animated Film, Best Original Song, Best Picture — featuring skaters from all age groups. Campbell insists that the show is more than just a showcase for
Skating Club families; she encourages everyone in the community to come and appreciate the successes of the skaters in the club. “It’s not [just] for our skating families; we try to put on a show that will entertain everybody. It also is a show that showcases our skating club and our progress through the year, and our sport,” said Campbell. “Our Grade 12 skater this year, Ryann Handley, actually attended the Canada Winter Games last week in Red Deer, so she is an amazing skater, works super hard, and this is her farewell year, so there will be a lot of highlights for Ryann.” Everyone in the club is excited for the show and to show off the skills they’ve been working hard at, and that excitement has been percolating since the season started. “[The kids] always are asking, in September when we step on the ice, ‘what’s the ice show theme going to be,’ and you have to listen to it all year, asking questions,” said Campbell. “So there’s always tons of buzz throughout the year, trying to figure out what the show is going to be and asking questions about it. They love it, it’s the highlight for them.” Tickets for the show can be purchased at moosejawskatingclub. ca, at any of the ice show practices leading up to the show — the schedule for which can be found on the website — or at the door of the event on Mar. 17.
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In 1966, the General assembly of the United Nations declared March 21st as the International day for the elimination to end racial discrimination. The declaration of this day was as a result of an event six years earli-
er. March 21, 1960 sixty-nine people were killed by the racist state of South Africa while peacefully protesting Apartheid. Still today over 50 years later we recognize this day as a day to bring attention to racial problems that still exist and to promote racial harmony. Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan runs a very popular anti-racism campaign every year in the month of March. Racism: Recognize it. Reject it! #MarchoutRacism.
Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan offers free activity sets that are downloadable online on their website. http://mcos.ca/ multiple coinciding events such as lunch and learns, personal stories and community forums happen all over the province. The Moose Jaw Multicultural Council will be hosting a presentation and discussion session at 2pm at the Newcomer Welcome Centre 432 Main St N. We have come a long way with racism since 1960. We still have more to do.
Drama festival promises to continue tradition of excellence in 40th year Matthew Gourlie
Pigs, zombies, Seuss meets Shakespeare, Law & Order meets fairy tales… you never know what you might get at a one-act theatre festival. The one thing you can count on at the Saskatchewan Drama Association’s Region 2 Drama Festival is that it is going to be good. This is the 40th anniversary of the provincial festivals and in that time Moose Jaw has a well-earned reputation for its productions. “Moose Jaw has had a festival every year for those 40 years. So it’s pretty special,” said Tanya Johnson from Cornerstone Christian School who is the host co-ordinator along with Charmaine Collinge from Lindale School. “You never know quite what you’re going to get, but within our region, the quality is pretty outstanding.” This year’s three-day festival will feature 10 plays and is co-hosted by Cornerstone
and Lindale. It will be held in the Peacock Auditorium from March 14-16. The plays don’t have to explicitly be one act, but they typically are and must be less than 60 minutes in length. “There’s a good mix of comedy and drama,” Johnson said. “That’s the fun thing about one act; there’s so much choice for directors to choose from when selecting plays. “One thing that’s always interesting is that Lindale tends to write their own. So, it’s a brand-new production that you get to see every year.” A wide variety of schools from high schools to elementary and K-12 will be taking part this year. “We’re excited to welcome Milestone School, as well as Caronport Elementary and it’s the first time those schools have come over to Region 2,” Johnson said. “We have a few more plays than normal… from a variety of different schools, so
that’s always fun.” The plays are adjudicated on both the acting and the play itself, but also there is a backstage adjudicator that also evaluates that aspect of the production as well. The play judged to be the best in the competition will advance to the provincial festival in May at the Riddell Centre at the University of Regina. “Moose Jaw is a very competitive region. It’s hard to get out of Moose Jaw,” Johnson said. “Our plays tend to do very well when they hit the provincial festival. We have such a rich history of theatre in Moose Jaw. It makes for really high-quality theatre and it’s always exciting to see what these young performers bring to their productions.” The festival begins at 6:15 p.m. on the Thursday night with four plays: Lindale’s “Face Your Fears”, Cornerstone’s “Boxes”, Milestone’s “The Seussification Of A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and Vanier’s
“Nora’s Lot.” Plays begin at 6:15 p.m. again Friday. Caronport Elementary’s “12 Angry Pigs”, Cornerstone’s “Walkin’ Home”, Riverview’s “10 Ways To Survive The Zombie Apocalypse” and Peacock’s “Cut” will all take the stage. Doors open at 12:45 p.m. Saturday and feature two plays: Vanier’s “HINT” and Peacock’s “Law & Order: Fairy Tale Unit.” Johnson said Cornerstone’s two productions held auditions in early January, but took breaks during exams and again during the February break. “It’s a quick process after Christmas break to the festival,” she said. However, for the winning play, there is a lot of time to work on refining the play while they prepare for provincials. “There’s a big space there where they have the opportunity to either keep rehearsing or incorporate some of the things they
Francophone Association hosting Tintamarre on March 19 Matthew Gourlie
Moose Jaw’s francophone community is going to be loud and proud when they hit the streets on March 19th for their annual Tintamarre. The event allows French individuals and French Immersion students to colourfully celebrate francophone culture and bilingualism in the city. The event is hosted by the Association communautaire fransaskoise de Moose Jaw (ACF Moose Jaw). “It was amazing. We had over 500 people last year,” said Chantal Amstad, director of the ACF Moose Jaw. “It is great because it shows the participants that they are not alone in their reality as French speakers.” The event is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. at the Crescent Park amphitheatre. Participants will gather there and then march down Main Street and turn down Fairford Street for the conclusion of the event in front of police station. “That’s where we’re going to have the ceremonial raising of the Fransaskoise flag. There will also be two people who will be there to talk to the students,” Amstad said. “This year everything is going to be happening outside so we are really hoping for great weather.”
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While it is a chance to show the city that there is a vibrant francophone community present, Amstad said it is also really valuable for the students to feel a part of that larger community. “Thinking of kids that go to French Immersion schools or even kids who go to French schools who do not have parents who speak French, they can see that they’re not the only ones who put daily effort in to learn ‘la langue de Molière’ as we would say,” Amstad said. “For them, it’s really awesome to see that there are a lot of people in the same situation as them. They’re in the same shoes. It is also something really different and out of the box that they will probably never get the chance to experience, to be part of such a big parade, to be on Main Street and see people waving at them. It’s a different kind of event that helps them be proud of who they are and being part of that French community.” A Tintamarre is an Acadian tradition of marching through one’s community making noise with improvised instruments and other noisemakers. The term Tintamarre originates from the Acadian French word meaning “clangour” or “din”.
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Washboard Union joining PBR rodeo at Mosaic Place on June 8 Matthew Gourlie
Professional bull riders will be returning to Mosaic Place this summer and they’re bringing a union with them. Juno Award-winning country artists The Washboard Union will take the stage at Mosaic Place on June 8 following the annual visit by the Professional Bull Riders, Powered by Young’s Equipment. “It’s great to be back here,” said Chad Besplug, president of Alpha Bull, the promoters of the event. “After our company’s last event in Dawson Creek, we did the same format and it really worked. “We’ve always wanted to tie the music into it. Bringing in a well-known band like The Washboard Union is challenging. We’re literally doing two shows in one night. We have people there for our show and our show feels like a party. A lot of the younger people then carry on to another establishment that night. We wanted to keep them there but keep them there in a classy way.” Alpha Bull’s PBR Moose Jaw will bring the top bull riders from the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Canada Touring Pro Division to offer thrills and spills at Mosaic Place starting at 7 p.m. The Washboard Union will follow the bull riding. One ticket will get patrons into both events. The bucking chutes for the bull riding are set up in the south end of the arena floor. The arena will be cut off at centre ice and the stage will go up after the bull riding in the north end of the arena floor. Fans are invited to come onto the floor for the concert or they can enjoy it from
The Washboard Union will play at Mosaic Place following Alpha Bull’s PBR Moose Jaw bull riding event on June 8. (handout photo) their seats. “One ticket brings you both shows. When we first talked about this in December, we had a shared vision that we could bring an already tremendous show and add something to it and give added value to it,” said Jim Puffalt, city manager for the City of Moose Jaw and the interim manager of Mosaic Place. “This is the first announcement of many with great Canadian talent.” The Washboard Union are the Canadian Country Music Award’s reigning Group or Duo of the Year for 2018 and were also nominated as the Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the 2019 Juno Awards. Mosaic Place is offering something a little different for
their next two concerts as well. “We have something that we are calling the ‘Sa-weeeet experience,’” Puffalt said. “We wanted to try to give people the experience of being in a suite. A lot of the time you don’t get that chance. For the next two concerts at least we want to give people a VIP experience with concierge service for a minimum of 10 people, we will get you up in a suite.” Puffalt said that they expect there will only be two or three suites available for each concert. The cost is $1,000 and features VIP parking, wine and appetizers, a concierge service and a swag bag. This is the fourth straight year that Alpha Bull is bringing the PBR Canada Tour to Moose Jaw after it made its debut at Mosaic Place in 2016. “We put a lot of work this year into making sure that we have Canada’s best here,” Besplug said. “We will guarantee that this year we’ll have the toughest set of bull riders in Canada in Moose Jaw. The great thing for you guys here is that the top-four Canadians right now are from Saskatchewan.” Aaron Roy from Yellow Grass is one of those highly-rated riders. Roy broke his back and missed two years of competition and then broke his femur the season when he made his return. “He rides as good as he ever has, and I know he’s excited to ride here. He has a lot of people from his hometown coming up to watch him,” Besplug said.
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Moose Jaw Families for Change (MJFFC) in collaboration with Wilson Farms and Abundant Health Solutions will be hosting Goat Yoga in a bid to raise funds for the Kinsmen Inclusion Centre. The community is invited to attend this event which is being held for the first time at MJFFC. MJFFC says there is a wide interest in Goat Yoga at the Centre, noting that this event will benefit their clients and anyone in the community who would like to join them. “We acknowledge the joy of engaging with goats and wanted to bring it to the Kinsmen Inclusion Centre,” said Katie Statler, Community Coordinator at Moose Jaw Families for Change. “Goat Yoga gives our clients an opportunity to further engage and interact with the goats. We’ve had goats before, and our clients loved engaging with them but the yoga aspect of it will also provide an opportunity for them to have that physical mobility portion as well. This will allow them to move their bodies in whatever way they can.” Statler added that this will also give the community an opportunity to try something new. “This will also allow the community to try yoga if they haven’t done so before in a fun session that’s a little less daunting because there are goats involved.” Funds raised from Goat Yoga will go to the Kinsmen Inclusion Centre and be put towards a new vehicle for transportation to community events and programs. Goat Yoga is in partnership with Shannon of Wilson Farms 1884 Foundation and Cindy Devine of Abundant Health Services. Wilson says she is excited about partnering with MJFFC because the Inclusion Centre is very close to her heart.
They are usually fully engaged with the goats. It is also calming, fun and interactive and they tend to enjoy this very much,” Wilson added. MJFFC looks forward to interacting with the community at this event and seeing some new faces. Goat Yoga will be held on the following dates: March 19th & 26th @ 7:00pm April 2nd & 9th @ 7:00pm Location: Kinsmen Inclusion Centre (335 4th Ave SW) The cost of each class is $20, or $70 for all. Pre-registration is required, and can be done by emailing email@example.com If you do not have a yoga mat, MJFFC will have some available. The event is open to people of all ages and abilities.
The MJFFC has an interactive session with goats for their clients who thoroughly enjoyed interacting with the animals. (Submitted photo). Wilson Farms will be providing the animals (goats) for the event. “I’m very passionate about everything that the Inclusion Centre does. I work with children who have developmental delays or are at risk, so that holds a special place in my heart. It’s an important organization for me and I wanted to partner with them because they have amazing programming.” Wilson also spoke of some of the benefits from interaction with the goats. “When we have interactions with the goats, it really brings out communication for the clients.
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Since the launch of our new online daily paper moosejawtoday. com, I have once again become almost addicted to the Canadian and World news on our site, updated as news happens. I find myself up early and throughout the day, checking the latest hot topics. Of interest of course has to be the SNC Lavalin issue that is plaguing the liberal government. The whole scandal is about corruption, brides and lies involving a company that has offices in Quebec. This doesn’t surprise me coming out of that province; it seems it is the norm. The real issue is interference in a bi-partisan position by the governing liberals. As I listened and read the testimony of Jody Wilson-Raybould, I found her to be unstirred, credible and honest, someone who makes us proud to be Canadians, but after listening to the other testimonies and finally the statement from Trudeau, I find it hard to tell if Justin is lying even when his mouth is closed. With another female resignation and another that has informed the PM that they are not running again, the media sought to find someone who could say something positive, and I paraphrase, “He is a good listener and has a balanced cabinet.” I am about to throw up if I hear that again. In 2016, Justin introduced a balanced cabinet. When asked why, he simply smiled and said, because its 2016, a statement that makes any business person gag. Here’s the thing; if you want your business or country run right, you want the BEST of the BEST, so whether male, female, white or minority, that should not be a consideration as long as they are the best candidate for the job. If they were all women, then power to the women! Unfortunately, the women that have left his cabinet are strong, credible and of good morals, the kinds of people that the government should have, not like the federal government we have with the current PM, Mr. Dress-up. In my opinion, our so-called leader is the author of “puke politics.” Back to SNC Lavalin. There are very few people, actually none that I can find that don’t think something stinks here, but when Quebec is involved, its pretty obvious it stinks. It seems we’ve become dull to all of the bureaucratic bs going on there. That spoiled sister province has been running the rest of the country into bankruptcy with all of their demands since 1957. Trudeau is the prime minister of Canada, not the prime minister of Quebec, as our Saskatchewan premier so kindly put it. Our pretty boy PM makes the claim that 9000 jobs could be lost in Quebec. That is just heresy and a ridiculous statement, not a fact at all. The loss of over 44,000 jobs in Alberta is a fact and poor Alberta continues to give over 20 billion dollars a year to the feds which goes where, “on se demande”... You guessed it! The West needs to stand up to this abuse imposed on BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan to protect our family and friends and future. It was written in a headline…Should Saskatchewan leave Canada? Personally, I think they have the right idea, but the wrong province. Trudeau is a spending machine, not realizing, it is tax payer money. The government can only spend the hard-working tax dollars they collect; they do not have any other source to generate funds. I laughed when I heard the statement, ‘Why are Americans so angry about Trump spending 5 billion dollars on a real wall when Trudeau spent 4.3 billion dollars on an imaginary pipeline?’ When did our public servants quit serving the needs of the people, humbled to be elected and serve?
Varied aspects of model train show appeal differently to individuals Matthew Gourlie
Bill Ash admits that it wasn’t the trains that actually drew him to model trains as a hobby. “Unlike a lot of guys in our club who have been in the hobby for 35 to 45 years and have vast collections of model trains, I think I’ve always been more fascinated by the dioramas that are created,” said Ash, who has been a member of the Thunder Creek Model Railroad Club for five years. When the hobby first piqued his interest, Ash was preparing to retire and thought he might take up a new hobby to occupy some of his new free time. “The club had a bit of a workshop for a couple of weekends back in the beginning when I was thinking about it,” Ash recalled. “They gave demonstrations of how to do landscaping and how to make trees and build structures. I attended those and then I saw an ad in the paper for a small N Scale model train set. A guy that was 96 years old wanted to sell his because he was having trouble with the small size and he wanted to turn around and buy the next size up, HO Scale, at age 96. So I though, if he can do that at his age, maybe this isn’t a bad retirement hobby.” Ash is this year’s chairman of the annual Thunder Creek Model Train Show that will take place on March 23-24 at the Western Development Museum in Moose Jaw. This year, approximately 35 exhibitors will attend and exhibit a combination of active, working train displays, static displays of trains and train paraphernalia and memorabilia. There will also be some dealers on hand that will sell model trains and model train accessories.
“There will also be three or four people who will be selling parts of their model train collections,” Ash said. “We have model train clubs from Saskatoon, P.A. and Regina. We also have one coming from Calgary. We have dealers coming from Calgary, Regina, Nanton, Alberta and there’s one coming from British Columbia as well.” The train show will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. The event is free for WDM members, otherwise regular museum admission applies. “For kids, of course, there will be the Lego group there again,” Ash said. “They always have a train done in Lego and a lot of different things that they’ve built in Lego.” As Ash’s interest in the hobby shows, you don’t have to be a train buff to enjoy the intricate dioramas or the attention to detail that is on display at the annual show. “The neat thing about the train show is that these models, these layouts and displays are always evolving,” said Karla Rasmussen, education/public programs coordinator for the Western Development Museum Moose Jaw. “I don’t think that they’re ever, really, truly finished building these things. They’re so creative and enthusiastic about what they’re doing. “If you’ve never been, I always tell people that they will be blown away by the expansiveness of it. It basically overtakes the whole gallery space. It starts off in aviation and winds its way all the way around to the rail gallery. It’s quite phenomenal.” While the displays are always changing and evolving, Ash said that there is also always someone new who attends for the first time. “For the person who watches very closely to some of these displays, to me the key part is the little scenes that are created in such a small scale. When you have an HO Scale model train, that’s a scale of 1:87, so everything on that table is to that scale — the people are, the buildings are, the trees are, not just the trains. That’s what I find the most interesting part of it all,” said Ash who as acted as registrar for the train show for the previous three years as well. “We love the Western Development Museum, especially here in Moose Jaw, because it is the museum of transportation and it forms quite a nice backdrop for our show.”
Bus system subsidy declines By Ron Walter For Moose Jaw Express
Taxpayer subsidy to the city transit system declined 5 per cent last year to $1.09 million. Revenue declined $76,787 with a $28,000 loss in cash fares and almost $13,000 less from charters Expenditures increased by $26,000. The subsidy for special needs transport was $51,000 after a $201,000 grant from senior government. Ridership on the special needs service declined to 8,102 from 10,315 in 2018.
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Top Toastmasters convene for two contest in city on Mar. 23 Matthew Gourlie
Some of the best public speakers in the southwest of the province will descend on Moose Jaw on March 23 for the Toastmasters in SW Sask. Area Humorous and International contests. The event will draw speakers from the BLT club that draws people from around the Regina area, as well as Swift Current’s Speedy Creek club. Moose Jaw’s Big Country Toastmasters and TAP (Toastmasters at Palliser) Club will also take part. The event will be held at West Park Crossing Retirement Community (1801 Meier Drive) from 1-4 p.m. “It’s the first time we’ve been there. There are only the four clubs, so Moose
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Solar energy company making Moose Jaw home Matthew Gourlie
When looking for a Saskatchewan home, Sycamore Energy Inc. found Moose Jaw to be the obvious choice for its new headquarters. “The heart of our clientele is in rural locations. Rural Saskatchewan and southern Saskatchewan is really where we wanted to be. Our core market is the Ag sector. We certainly service all types of installations, whether it be agricultural, residential or commercial, but 95 per cent of our business is in rural locations. Since we started our business 10 years ago, we’ve always tried to support where we’re supported,” Justin Phillips, CEO and Founding Partner for Sycamore Energy. “We felt that Moose Jaw was the perfect opportunity. It’s a smaller city where we could work with local officials and residents and really give back to the community that services and supports our company. Southern Saskatchewan and the Moose Jaw area is the best solar resources in Canada. It just made sense to locate in a city like Moose Jaw.” Sycamore Energy is a full-service solar energy installation company based in Winnipeg that provides renewable energy systems. Phillips said he has been blown away by the welcome the company has received from the City of Moose Jaw, the Chamber of Commerce and
Sycamore Energy Inc. CEO and co-founder Justin Phillips. (handout photo)
sub-trades, installers, labourers and administrative staff to support sales and operations. He said they are likely to hire 18-24 people in the next 12-18 months. He said that they would prefer to buy an existing building and they have looked at several sites already. Given the nature of the business, Phillips said they will need about two-thirds warehouse space versus one-third office space.
Solar panels on a farm in Otterburne, Man. installed by Sycamore Energy Inc. (handout photograph)
other civic leaders. “I am shocked — and I do mean that truthfully — by the amount of support and open arms that we’ve received from the community,” Phillips said. “Everybody knows everybody and that’s what we like about Moose Jaw. We’re excited to not only be successful in Moose Jaw but to show off Moose Jaw as a place where you can start a business and be successful and showcase that the skill sets are there.” Phillips and COO Alex Stuart co-founded Global Wind Group Inc. in 2008. In 2012, they rebranded as Sycamore Energy Inc. as they shifted their focus from wind energy to solar power. They are a privately held company and Sycamore is the parent company for Solar Manitoba and Sycamore Electric Inc. The company employees 38 people in their head office in Manitoba. Sycamore set up their subsidiary in Saskatchewan using local lawyers and insurance agents. “We opened an office in Dauphin, Manitoba and we did the same thing,” Phillips said. “We strongly believe in local support. There are the skill sets in the
areas where we are opening up that can do what we need, whether it be insurance or legal matters. We’re doing our best to use all local talent.” Andrew Meyer, Director of Sales for Sycamore Energy, rented a condo in downtown Moose Jaw a month ago to get the project off the ground locally. He has been busy meeting clients and selling installations. Sycamore is hoping to open their Moose Jaw office by May 1 at the latest so they can be up and running to install solar energy systems once the snow is all gone. “We did a fairly decent push from a sales and marketing perspective last summer,” Phillips said. “We’ve actively been pursuing business out there for several months. (Meyer) has been out there for a month getting things started. We’re hoping to have a facility set up by May 1 when our installations start because we have started to acquire customers. As soon as the spring thaw hits, we’re going to start our installations.” Phillips said that they are going to start hiring employees in the spring. Sycamore is looking to hire electricians,
“We’re excited to not only be successful in Moose Jaw but to show off Moose Jaw as a place where you can start a business and be successful and showcase that the skill sets are there.” -Sycamore Energy Inc. CEO and co-founder Justin Phillips.
Moose Jaw Mayor Fraser Tolmie said that the city was very excited that Sycamore Energy is making its Saskatchewan headquarters in Moose Jaw. We are thrilled that there are new highly skilled jobs coming to Moose Jaw.” Two SaskPower initiatives make the move to solar energy more attractive. The provincial utility company offers a one-time rebate equivalent to 20 per cent of equipment and installation costs for solar power, up to a maximum of $20,000. “There’s an excellent rebate available to all types of instillations and customers. The Ag sector is a great opportunity because they are used to hedging against increases whether it be grain, seeds, fertilizer, etc. They’re essentially hedging against electricity costs,” Phillips said. Sycamore Energy expects that the local and surrounding economy of Moose Jaw will see an economic benefit of more than $1 million of direct and indirect investment in the first year.
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REFLECTIVE MOMENTS Safe navigation a challenge in parking spots The persons responsible for placement and maintenance of parking spots for drivers and passengers with mobility issues should take a moment and ride in their vehicles. In fairness to the designers Joyce Walter and maintainers, I would For Moose Jaw Express likely never have noticed the problems but now that I am acting as an uber driver for folks with some restricted mobility, some of the aggravations are vividly noticeable. Regardless of whether we are going to the hospital, grocery store, banking institution, shopping complex or sporting facility, the spots designated for vehicles equipped with placards bearing the symbol for handicapped driver or passenger come with their own handicaps and challenges. The winter months are especially challenging, what with snow and ice buildup around buildings and on the sidewalks leading from the parking spots to the buildings. As we visited the parking lot of the health care facility last week, I was forced to abandon a des-
ignated spot for a second one simply because the maintenance folks had left a pile of drifted snow at the edge of the sidewalk. My passenger would have had to tread ever so carefully through the chunks of hard snow and then try to find solid footing while she tried to get onto the sidewalk. As the driver, I weighed the options: find a spot further away so the passenger would have to walk a longer distance or hope she wouldn’t slip and fall in the original spot. If she had fallen, she might have taken me down with her and there we would have been until someone called 911 or a tow truck with a hoist to help us to our feet. At the parking lot for my passenger’s banking institution, one of the designated spots was empty so in I wheeled. My euphoria was short-lived. The car in the other spot had access to the ramp leading up to the sidewalk. Our spot had plenty of icy pavement immediately outside the passenger door and then a large amount of equally slippery hardpack to get up to the sidewalk. Both of us managed to navigate the hazards without face planting but it took some manoeuvring to ensure we both didn’t roll into traffic. The return trip took us down the ramp and carefully around the first car to the passenger side of mine.
West Park residents treated to exquisite candle-light dinner Sasha-Gay Lobban
Residents at West Park Crossing, along with some guests from the community enjoyed a beautiful candle-light dinner at the care home at the end of February. Elegant and in the tradition of Valentine’s Day, West Park Crossing staged a beautiful evening of dining with two sittings, one to accommodate residents and the other to accommodate people attending from the community. The supper menu included a seafood and French twist inspired 5-course meal. The evening also involved live entertainment from Elvis impersonator, Jamie Gass who was a big hit for the residents. Moneek Randhawa, Community Elvis impersonator, Jamie Gass kept residents Relations Coordinator at West fully entertained during his performance. Park says events like the candle light supper are important for their residents because it helps them to feel a sense of community. “When the community comes into our home, the residents really enjoy and appreciate it. It is good for them and they love having people come in. One of the things we want is a vibrant home here so we host a myriad of events to involve the community so that residents can feel a sense of belonging.” She says the events also give the community a look at the services West Park has to offer. “We always try to host in-house events that brings in the community. This event, a candle-light supper is one of those events we saw fitting to invite the community to join us and our residents. The purpose of it is to get the community involved, see what we’re about and what we offer. This helps us to get the community engaged with us and see what services we offer in our personal care home.” She added that, “West Park Crossing is a very unique care home in the sense that we have independent, assisted and memory care living available here. We have all the care available to accommodate residents in the best way possible. We also invite people to make presentations on pertinent information for our residents. It is their home, so we want to make it as accommodating as a possible and making the community part of our home is a way of doing that.”
No wonder my passenger said she absolutely did not want me to take her for a third stop that day. It is wonderful that such parking spots are provided for use with proper placards, but they defeat the purpose when they are at the far end of the parking lot, are not shovelled and looked after properly to prevent injury, and in some cases are too narrow to allow for safe access for someone requiring a wheelchair or walker. And the drivers who park in those spots but do not have a recognized parking permit should be ashamed of themselves. Someone who has the proper sign and legitimately needs one of those spots deserves more consideration than that oafish and boneheaded behaviour. Before I go, just one more question: if a business has buttons to push to allow the doors to open without physical exertion, why isn’t someone responsible for making certain sure the buttons actually work — and if they don’t, maybe it would be a helpful gesture to have someone handy to open and close the doors for folks who might need that assistance. Just wondering. Joyce Walter can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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I know by now what it means to have the wife ask me, “Honey, where is your tape measure?” If I had only been thinking, I could have lied and said it was lost or missing. I never considered the complications of telling her where it by Dale “bushy” was until I saw her measuring the bathroom and Bush then taking note of those measures. “It is just a small paint job for the maintenance guy (me),” she said. In a way, a very small way, she was right. I had to have a nap to think about my plans. The bathroom in question is our smallest, but in painting terms, a small room still has the same amount of angles and corners as a big room and that means the “cutting in” process is the same. A small room also has the same amount of equipment used and that equals the same amount of labour and cleanup as a large room painting project. Please hand me a hanky for my tears of sorrow. I think I should have a nap to further think about my plans. Towel racks, shelving, furniture were all easily removed and I attacked the task with vigor and a song
in my heart. I continued my merriment as I filled holes with filler mud and sanded them flat as glass. With the proper preparation and planning painting is the easy part. After a quick and dusty vacuuming, I was just about to open the can of paint when my beautiful bride commented, “You know…I have never really liked the texture of the ceiling in this room.” I got the hint. Before you could say, “Set up a step ladder,” I was removing popcorn-ish stuff from the ceiling…and more sanding. After that there was no time to paint because I had to have a nap to think about my plans. A well thought out plan is a well-napped out plan. Again, just as I was about to open the paint can and splash colour all over the bathroom, my beautiful and logical bride quietly murmured, “I think we need a new floor, and now would be a good time to do it… before we paint.” My first reaction was agreement because the flooring was cheap linoleum and I did not like it myself. My second reaction was, what does my beautiful bride mean by “before WE paint,” but we went to town and bought some nice new laminate flooring. When we got home, I had a nap to plan my flooring installation. During the flooring installation I needed to unhook the water line and lift the toilet for ease of laminate installation. Then I had the bright idea of replacing the older toilet with a new adjustable flush water-ef-
ficient toilet. Another trip to the hardware store in town and another project for the bathroom that needed a well-napped out plan. The time came when I was finally able to open the paint and splash away on the ceiling and the walls, but not too much on the new floor. Two coats and I was done except for one thing…we decided to upgrade the trim around the new floor and the freshly painted door and you know what that means. Another trip to the hardware store in town and another project that deserves the same attention to detail the previous projects have gotten. So I had a nap to plan the trim installation. I suppose it happens all the time when a small painting project balloons to a much larger undertaking. A $30 gallon of paint had grown to about twenty times that much but it was worth it. The trouble is this… she is measuring the kitchen now… sigh.
Nuisance, false fire alarms make up a lot of service calls By Ron Walter For Moose Jaw Express False fire alarms continue to make up a large portion of Moose Jaw Fire Department responses to calls, according to the department quarterly report. Just over one-third of the 807 responses to calls were false alarms in 2018. Numbering 311, these calls almost averaged one a day. During the last three months of 2018,
the department responded to 12 smoke alarms from cooking calls and 14 faulty detector calls. A new bylaw fines occupants/owners after two nuisance false alarms. The fine is $300 with a $500 fine for a fourth one in a 12-month period. As many as 18 properties would have been fined in the year before the fines
were adopted by council. Motor vehicle collisions accounted for 132 calls in 2018 with rubbish fire calls reaching 115. The department responded to 67 emergency medical service calls. Twenty-six responses were to malfunctioning equipment with 13 rescues. Four calls involved carbon monoxide and 21 service calls were made during the
year. Fire calls by the department saved $4.1 million in property with $110,000 losses in the city Losses after department rural responses amounted to $1.13 million. Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@ sasktel.net
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Local hunter bags biggest moose in province Matthew Gourlie
Moose Jaw may not have the world’s biggest moose statue at the moment, but a local hunter bagged the biggest moose in the province this hunting season. Blake Dixon recently learned that the moose he shot in late November was the biggest in the province in 2018 with a total score of 200 4/8 inches. “The crazy thing is that I actually ended up shooting the second-biggest one in the province last year,” Dixon said. “It’s kind of unheard of to do that back-to-back.” The Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation uses a system that takes into account the span of the moose’s antlers — the spread of Dixon’s moose was 56 inches — plus the width and length of the palm and the circumference of the beam at the smallest place. Dixon bagged his moose near Hudson Bay, Sask. during his annual hunting trip. “We go camp way back in the bush and sleep in a tent at the end of November and then go out walking in the forest,” Dixon said. The site has been good to him as both of his large moose came from the same camping site, albeit they were shot in different locations.
Seriously. How did it come to this? by Dr. Steven Heidinger, Moose Jaw Chiropractor “Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes but when you look back everything is different?” - C.S. Lewis I recently read an editorial in a national newspaper in which the author was discussing the idea of a national pharmacare program. The Liberal government, ever since being elected, has been hinting about the idea of Canadian taxpayers footing the bill for a series of medications that would be “free” for those that need it. While I cannot argue with research that tells us that “patient
Blake Dixon poses with his award-winning moose. (submitted photograph) Dixon was informed by the SWF that he had the biggest moose this past year and would be invited to their annual awards night as the Henry Kelsey Big Game Awards to honour the top two scores in each species. “I’m going to be getting a shoulder mount and mounting outcomes would improve”, and “Canada’s prescription drug bill would be reduced”, the whole thing just makes me kind of sad. Yes, the drugs would be cheaper if the government could bulk-buy the medications that many Canadians take for common diseases, and yes, this would mean that many Canadians who could not afford the pills would gain access to these medications. However, this is just so darn sad. I shake my head at what “health care” has become. Over 25 years ago, before I started my professional career, I was wanting to get some disability and life insurance. It’s pretty standard practice for insurance companies to request some medical information, so I was sent to get an ECG and some lab work. My doctor called me in to review my results. Due to my addiction to potato chips (and the couch), my blood lipid levels were “little out of whack”. Dr. Speedy Gonzales with the prescription pad immediately started writing a scrip for a statin. There was no discussion about lifestyle changes other than a snide comment that went something like, “People
it in my house next to the one I got last year,” Dixon said. Heath Dreger, who was SWF president up until this past weekend, had the biggest moose of 2017 with a score of 195 3/8. The biggest moose ever shot in the province and recorded by the SWF was by Ray Hornseth in 1959 with a score of 233 6/8. Given the recent moose rivalry between Moose Jaw’s Mac the Moose and Storelgen in the town of Stor-Elvdal, Norway, Dixon got wondering if anyone in Norway bagged a bigger moose in 2018 than he did. The Moose Jaw Express reached out to Statistik sentralbyrå — the Norwegian national statistics bureau — and they said that their hunting station didn’t track the size of moose killed, merely the fells by age and gender. Fraser Tolmie politely asked the hunters attending the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation’s 90th annual not to shoot Mac on their way out of town. Dixon said that if the City wants to remodel Mac and make him bigger, he will have a pretty impressive set of antlers mounted on his wall that they can use. say they will exercise, but most don’t, so just take these.” I walked out and found myself a new doctor. And yes, I became a gym-goer. Shouldn’t health care be about promoting health? Pushing pills before lifestyle changes sends the wrong message. Governments pushing for “free drugs” may be sending the wrong message too. Why aren’t gym memberships free? Why aren’t green leafy vegetables free? I bet you that if these items were free, “patient outcomes would improve”, and “prescription drug bills would be reduced.” (But of course, pharmaceutical companies’ profits would suffer). The message I take from national pharmacare is, “go ahead and treat yourself like crap, the taxpayer will pick up the bill.” More than 80% of Canadians aged 65 to 79 are taking some form of prescription medication (a number that will be sure to increase with “free pills”). WWTDS? (What Would Tommy Douglas Say?) Rant over.
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Electric powered tractors, trucks, cars to grow fast globally in use The conversation over morning coffee turned to electric powered vehicles with the retired mechanic at the table asserting electric power will never replace tractors. Never say never. The world of tractor manufacturing is buzzing with pilot models of electric power (EP) tractors. Models by John Deere, Case/IHC and several European makers are in project trials. Kubota of Japan sells a series of 24 to 47 horsepower EP tractors. A new entrant, Soletrac of California, has had two utility tractor models on sale since early 2018. Soletrac executives say the tractors will sell for several reasons: operating costs range between one-eighth and one-half of a diesel, $40,000 costs and three to six-hour time for battery recharge. Better yet, the motor has one moving part and can last a lifetime, sparing repair costs. Fendt of Germany produces a 70HP model running five hours on the battery and getting up to 80 per cent recharge in four hours; Lindt of Austria has an EP model in trials.
John Deere feels it has solved the battery storage issue with a corded electric tractor – raising visions of accidental cord cutting and costs of installing power boxes in every field. Scaling the tractors up to larger horsepower seems to be the challenge, but not an insurmountable task. Farmers with EP tractors will have an advantage in energy costs and the option of solar power to run features like air conditioning. Electric locomotives are common on high speed passenger trains in Europe, Russia and parts of Asia. General Electric has diesel-electric hybrid locomotives and is developing a battery powered unit. The battery powered unit likely uses Canadian technology from Railpower, a company that manufactured them. Six of the units were bought by CP Rail for trial use. One operated as a “goat” in the Moose Jaw rail yards. When Railpower received large orders, the decision was made to out-source some production. The out-sourced production resulted in extensive warranty claims. GE wound up buying the assets and technology.
On the big truck transport side, Tesla has production scheduled for a semi-tractor that gets 500 miles on one battery charge – enough to handle 80 per cent of all semi travel trips in the U.S. Operating cost of this EP model is supposed to be 17 per cent less than a diesel with substantial lifetime repair savings. Several companies make electric garbage trucks. Even the great engine builder, Cummins, is developing electric powered motors for big machines. Electric buses have been used in Canada since 1948 and are becoming used more in Europe and Asia. Thirteen manufacturers offer electric passenger vehicles in the U.S. Global sales of electric vehicles increased 50 per cent in 2018. By 2035 nearly one in three new vehicles sold will be electric vehicles. The rapid growth of electric vehicles will not restrict the need for oil power. Electric vehicle growth will allow gasoline and diesel to remain more affordable as EP helps offset growing demand for energy around the globe. Ron Walter can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Profit shown by Mosaic Place, Yara Centre last year By Ron Walter For Moose Jaw Express Mosaic Place, Yara Centre and the Ford Curling Centre turned in a $209,000 surplus last year, according to an unaudited year-end report to city council. The surplus amounted to just under one per cent of the $2.177 million revenues. The surplus allowed the city subsidy to decline by $115,000 to $257,000.
The major concert during the year, Celtic Thunder, lost $16,000, described as a “small loss” to council by City Manager Jim Puffalt. The surplus came from a combination of revenue increases and expense cuts. Revenue increases of $131,000 came from ice rentals, 10 per cent; curling, 14 per
cent; turf rentals, 12 per cent, recreation and fitness programs, 15 per cent and track, 15 per cent. Expense reductions of $166,000 came from marketing, 98 per cent; salaries, three per cent; utilities, six per cent; legal and insurance, four percent; event expense, six per cent; and contracted staff,
24 per cent. The facility was without a manager for the year with the city manager assuming the position. Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@ sasktel.net
Good Samaritan finds and returns stolen bell to Western Development Museum The Western Development Museum (WDM) shared some great news with the community last week! The WDM has reported that the bell that was stolen last summer from the 1914 Vulcan Locomotive has been returned! The Museum announced that a good Samaritan found and returned the bell. The individual, however, wishes to remain anonymous. The WDM says the individual found the bell and immediately knew it belonged to the WDM Moose Jaw. “As soon as I saw the bell, I knew what it was. I felt it had to be returned” said the good Samaritan. The Museum says they are happy to finally have the bell returned to where it belongs. “I, along with the staff and volunteers are overjoyed to have the bell retuned to us!”
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The busy days of the Spring Session of the Legislature started this past week. The Legislative Session will fo- Warren Michelson, MLA cus on building a stronger economy, providing needed services, managing spending and keeping taxes low. The government continues to stand up for Saskatchewan, to provide quality social programs, timely health services and continued improvements to infrastructure. We continue to stand up for Saskatchewan on the pipeline development necessary to get our oil products to world markets by the safest possible means, and get a reasonable return for the people of our province. I will continue to advocate for Moose Jaw and programs to enhance the wellbeing of our citizens. I am pleased with some of the positive announcements in the past months. The announcement of a four per cent increase in municipal revenue sharing will help our city continue improving our infrastructure. SaskPower’s plan to build a 350-megawatt natural gas electrical generation plant in Moose Jaw will provide jobs and economic activity. I will keep working towards those issues that constituents have told me are important to them: • Keeping the Saskatchewan economy growing; • Providing sustainable social programs; • Ensuring safety in our communities and on our highways; • Quality education at all levels; • Improving health care and health facilities; and • Managing spending and keeping taxes low. The carbon tax that the federal government plans to impose on April 1st will hurt the Saskatchewan economy. The Government of Saskatchewan has presented its legal challenge of the federal carbon tax in court. Not only do we believe the carbon tax is unconstitutional, we know that it would have very little impact in terms of a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Our made-in-Saskatchewan Prairie Resilience Climate Change Strategy is designed to reduce greenhouse gases without negatively affecting the Saskatchewan economy. Premier Scott Moe is reminding Ottawa that is should hold off on forcing a carbon tax on Saskatchewan until the province’s Court of Appeal has ruled on its constitutionality. We will continue to focus on important government programs and services to ensure such programs are sustainable for the long term. We continue to improve services addressing mental health in our communities. Here in Moose Jaw, the new Police and Crisis Team pairs Members’ of our Police Service with a mental health professional to respond to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. In February, our city’s new Community Recovery Team began providing more intensive supports for people living with complex, persistent mental health challenges. The provincial budget will be presented on March 20. Our fiscal plan over the past three years was to bring the budget to balance in the coming fiscal year – and we are on track to do so while maintaining a competitive tax and business environment. During the legislative session, my colleagues and I are also busy attending various caucus meetings and committee meetings. I sit on a number of committees including; Economy, Red Tape, Treasury Board, Public Accounts and the Saskatchewan Construction Panel. If you are interested in attending the budget address, or have concerns or suggestions, please contact the Moose Jaw North Constituency office. Our office remains open during session with regular business hours. We are located at 326 High St. West, 306-692-8884, email@example.com
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Calling All Dog Walkers to the 2nd Annual Walk for Dog Guides Looking for walkers, volunteers, and sponsors to support the cause. By Larissa Kurz
The Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides is back again this year, and registration is open for those interested in participating, volunteering or donating. The walk will take place on May 26, in Wellesley Park, Wakamow Valley, and welcomes visitors to come out with their furry companions to support the Lions Foundation Dog Guides. Registration will begin at 9am, and the walk will start at 10am. The event is wheelchair accessible, dog friendly, and open to everyone â€” although dogs are not required, and neither is walking. The route will loop around the park, with an option to return at the halfway point, and people are welcome to come down and just bring donations to the cause, no walking necessary. Last year, the walk raised just over $1800, and event organizer Laurie Ewan is hoping to see an increase in turnout again this year. The title sponsor for the event is Pet Valu, and as they have generously covered most of the administrative costs to put on the fundraiser, all of the funds raised at the walk will go directly to the Lions Foundation. A guide dog is considered as medical equipment and can cost $25,000 to train and place with each person or family, a cost that is not provided by the applicant. The Lions Foundation relies purely on donations to cover these costs, as they receive no government funding to continue their program, which has placed over 3,000 dog guides with Canadians.
Walkers and volunteers from 2018â€™s Walk for Dog Guides, the first year the event was held in Moose Jaw. (Supplied by Laurie Ewan.)
â€œItâ€™s amazing that dogs are provided free to the clients. Flight out there: covered. Room and board while youâ€™re there training with your dog: covered. Flight home: covered. You have constant contact with the Lions Foundation if you need it,â€? said Ewan. â€œTheyâ€™re there and theyâ€™ll get back to you as soon as possible, help you through it all.â€? Ewan stressed how important it is for people to understand what it is guide dogs do for their handlers. Her son Stephen received Autism Assistance Dog Bingo from the Lions Foundation just over two years ago, and Ewan said Bingo has really helped her son in his day to day life. â€œItâ€™s just a night and day difference now; heâ€™s more comfortable going to school,
and heâ€™s got his dog to help him through those anxiety times or times when the world does not fit to him, as itâ€™s meant for neurotypical people and not autistic people,â€? said Ewan. â€œThese dogs do make life-changing differences.â€? Pet Valu Manager Michelle Erdahl echoes the sentiment, mentioning how she thinks the event is an important one to be a part of in the community. â€œI think itâ€™s a great way to get it out into the community. . . to get the community involved with knowing about guide dogs and raising the money to support them,â€? said Erdahl. â€œItâ€™s a great way to learn as well. . . [that] when theyâ€™re wearing their vest, theyâ€™re working and you have to stand back, leave them be.â€? Currently, the fundraiser is looking for
volunteers for both prior to and on walk day, and also for sponsors; those interested can contact Ewan through email at email@example.com or by text or call, at 306-630-6529. â€œ[We] need volunteers to hand out letters to businesses, because we are looking to see if we can get any donations from businesses, monetary or for, I call them â€˜swag bagsâ€™ because we do like to give our walkers a little present for coming out and helping us out,â€? said Ewan. Walkers interested in taking part can register online at walkfordogguides. com on the event listing for Moose Jaw, which allows them to collect donations online, or they can contact Ewan for a donation brochure and bring their donations with them on walk day. Ewan encourages people to get involved and to support the cause, as it is something that she feels benefits the entire community. â€œThe more people weâ€™re able to give that opening, people who maybe canâ€™t see or hear, or have MS or other struggles, to get those people out into the world, then they can contribute to our world,â€? said Ewan. â€œSo why not donate a little bit to make a huge difference â€” not just to one person or them and their family, but youâ€™re making a huge difference on a community and society [level].â€? The Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides can be found on Twitter and Instagram as @ MJDogWalk, for those wanting to track the eventâ€™s progress leading up to walk day.
Just how did city council arrive at three per cent property tax increase? City property owners will have to dig up just over three per cent more cash to pay their property taxes this year. The increase was cut from just over four per cent by juggling of funds and a 50 per cent rate boost for rural water users. Funds from unused allowby Ron Walter ances for wage contracts will pay for a $50,000 employee job revaluation. Itâ€™s about time. The existing job categories from the 1950s still talk about typewriters. In the early part of this century, administration tried to get around that by the problematic measure of having employees write their own job descriptions.
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Rural water users are incensed to see the 50 per cent water rate increase with the money going to the city, not the water utility. Some are thinking of bypassing Moose Jawâ€™s declining shopping base for their purchases. Council approval of $146,000 for the municipal airport authority, up from $30,000, recognizes commercial potential of the airport, something Councillors Brian Swanson and Dawn Luhning donâ€™t understand. They believe, wrongly, that the airport is used by a privileged few and always will be. Municipal airports are becoming an economic driver. The decision to not report every two months on the amounts spent by council and the mayor out of their individual $4,700 annual travel and professional development allowance funds is unfortunate. Telling taxpayers how much of their hard-earned money is spent becomes so critical to being accountable. Swanson wanted this report. Since he spends little of his allowance, others may have feared he would use their spending to play politics. Or do they have something to hide? The most unfortunate part of this budget was the secrecy. The night the budget was tabled and briefly described was the last public discussion until the minutes of budget CONSTRUCTION, CARPENTRY & SPECIALTY TOOLS for RONALD LOISELLE, Gravelbourg, Sk
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A.E. Peacock Collegiate will be embarking on a major three-month campaign that is aimed at raising $250,000 to upgrade its Centennial Auditorium. The Centennial Auditorium which was built in 1931 is home to many major performances and events throughout the year, not only for students but the Moose Jaw community and surrounding area. Peacock Collegiate announced that the Auditorium needs extensive upgrades to maintain a state-of-the-art facility for years to come. “We want to do a great job in ensuring that this space, performance venue is available for use for the future. This auditorium was constructed in 1931 and this continues to be a very large theatre performance stage, not only in Moose Jaw but in the province,” said Principal at Peacock Collegiate, Dustin Swanson. “It is one of the largest auditoriums available and the single-largest school auditorium in the province. It is also one of the largest single purpose facilities here in Moose Jaw for performances, which is why it is used so much by the community. It’s a wonderful asset for Moose Jaw and a very unique space.” The Centennial Auditorium seats up to 800 people and Swanson says the time has come to make upgrades to the facility. “This is the venue that has supported thousands of performers, bands, choirs, speakers, musicals, dancers and more for the last 87 years. It has a lot of great amenities that are great for the arts. It has a giant stage; large wings, green rooms, dressing rooms, sound system and seating
Prairie South Board Chair Tim McLeod announces support to upgrade Peacock’s Centennial Auditorium. (Sasha-Gay Lobban photo)
Principal Dustin Swanson announces the campaign to raise $250,000 in three months. (Sasha-Gay Lobban photo).
A.E. Peacock Collegiate to upgrade its 87-year-old Centennial Auditorium, starting this summer. (Sasha-Gay Lobban photo). for 800 people. Over the last 87 years, a lot of o upgrades have happened to this facility. We want to take this time to outline what’s next...” Swanson outlined some of the work that will take place during upgrades. “Thousands of students and youth in Moose Jaw and surrounding areas have been a part of this facility in some way or another. With this in mind, we’re undertaking a campaign to fundraise to ensure we can renew this auditorium so that it can remain state-of-the-art for the next 90 years. The last major renovation at the Centennial Auditorium was in 1966—53 years ago. Through this fundraising, we are going to be able to redo the flooring, put in new seating, upgrade lighting and sound, refresh the change room facilities and all of the backstage amenities. We can’t do this work without the support of the community.” Principal Swanson went on to add that the campaign will run for three (3) months, with the aim of raising $250,000. The school wants to begin upgrades this summer. He says anyone can get involved. “There are many ways to be involved in this project. We have a committee and a group of volunteers who will be connecting with local businesses and orga-
nizations about becoming a supporter of the auditorium. However, any individual, family, student, alumni are welcome to get involved and donate to this cause. It is very easy to get involved. You can do this by visiting www.newseats.ca or contact the school or the commission to find out more about how you can become involved,” said Swanson. “We are looking for a lot of support. In fact, we are looking to raise $250,000. We have ways that can help us reach this goal through platinum sponsorship or different businesses and organizations who would love to have naming rights for a portion of the auditorium or individuals who would like to make a small donation to a new seat. There are many opportunities available for all to be involved. Our aim is to raise this in three months so we can get started this summer. We can’t do this without your support. It’s an exciting opportunity for all of us.” Meanwhile, Tim McLeod, Chairman of
the Prairie South School Board has announced Prairie South’s support for this campaign. “The Prairie South School Board is always excited when opportunity arises to improve one of our facilities in a way that will enhance student learning and improve the overall educational experience. I can still remember standing on this stage over 30 years ago as an elementary school student. It was always a highlight to travel to Moose Jaw to participate in and perform on this stage. I always appreciate the opportunities that facilities like this offer to communities and students. “This facility is more than just a school auditorium. It is a community hall, dance studio, concert stage and a launching pad for performing arts careers. It is all of these things for more than just students in Prairie South. It benefits the entire community, surrounding communities and people across the province who come here to take advantage of this wonderful place. On behalf of the Prairie South School Board, I’m pleased to announce our support for this worthwhile campaign and encourage others to donate to the revitalization of this facility that brings so much benefit to so many people.”
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Public Library commissions window mural from local artist
Hockey players, deer, rabbits, ice fishing, and hibernating turtles cover the window of the children’s section of the Moose Jaw Public Library, thanks to artist Trea Stafford. By Larissa Kurz
When you walk into the children’s section of the Moose Jaw Public Library, you’re sure to notice the bright colors of the winter mural painted across the window to your right, the work of local artist Trea Stafford, who has autism, and his mentor, Mark Gilliland. “This one I think is the biggest one that Trea has ever done; it took several weeks to do and Trea wanted to have a mural with different winter activities and different animals that we see in the winter,” said Gilliland. The painting took Stafford an estimated 16 hours of work, over several weeks, and is the fourth mural commissioned from him by Children’s Librarian Tina Dolcetti. It depicts some classic Canadian winter imagery: hockey, ice fishing, local wildlife, and even a hibernating turtle. Past murals have included a spring and summer window, a fall window, and a Halloween themed window. “I actually first got the idea for this because Trea was doing an art of disability exhibit with Mark, so I saw his stuff displayed there,” said Dolcetti. “I am in charge of making sure this place gets decorated, and there’s no way I’d be able
Posing in front of the mural, from L-R, is Tina Dolcetti, Mark Gilliland, and artist Trea Stafford. to dedicate 16 hours of my work week to painting something like that, and doing the design process. . . so that was a blessing.” Gilliland has been Trea’s mentor for a few years, and he says this mural is only an example of the type of art Trea has done. “Trea is in a mentoring program, and I am one of his mentors. I teach art also at the Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery
Thursday night, so I teach multimedia art for intellectually challenged adults,” said Gilliland. “Trea has been involved with that before, but not at present, and he’s done some pretty amazing work. He’s done lots of clay work in the past, as well, several murals.” When asked what his favorite part of the mural was, Stafford couldn’t decide on one aspect; he likes every part of it and
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The winds of a cold winter are still blowing outdoors but indoors the fragrant blending of various mixtures takes the chill off in a most pleasant fashion. This week’s recipes come from the 1972 publication, Look ’n’ Cook Cook Book, prepared in large print to compensate for failing eyesight. •••
he said he enjoys imagining the mural during the planning, the most. His next mural is going to be something for spring. “I don’t know, maybe I could do a kayak,” said Stafford, when asked what he’s thinking for his next window mural. “Maybe we could do a big canoeing or kayaking scene,” added Gilliland. Dolcetti finds that this kind of collaboration is important to not only the artist, but to the community as well, highlighting the significance of the library in connecting people. “It’s great when people are coming by and they see Trea at work and they’ll stop for several minutes and watch him while he’s painting,” said Dolcetti. “By seeing Trea work, people learn that people, regardless of who you are, can be contributors and can do something, and I think that’s also very important.” “We’ve had so many afternoons just hanging out here, painting and stuff, and we’ve had dozens and dozens of people come by, ask questions and look and inquire, and admire and talk to Trea, and are quite inspired by him and his art,” added Gilliland. “That’s kind of the bottom line, I think.”
Sukiyaki Skillet Casserole 1/2 cup soy sauce 1/2 cup beef broth 3 tbsps. sugar 1/4 tsp. pepper 1/4 tsp. salt 4 tbsps. vegetable oil 1 cup diced celery 6 small onions, sliced 1 can sliced bamboo shoots 20 mushrooms, sliced 1 can sliced scallions 2 lbs. sirloin beef, cut paper thin, cross grain Combine soy sauce, beef broth, sugar and spices. Brown beef in oil. Add half cup of the sauce to the meat. Push to one side of skillet and add celery, onions, bamboo shoots and scallions. Cook until vegetables are soft, stirring frequently. Combine both mixtures, add remaining sauce and cook 5-10 minutes. Serve with thin pasta. ••• Macaroni Loaf 1 cup elbow macaroni 3 tsps. salt 8 tsps. butter 1/4 cup chopped pimiento 1 tbsp. chopped parsley
2 tsps. chopped onion 1 cup grated cheese 6 eggs, separated 1 1/2 cups soft bread crumbs 1 1/2 cups milk, scalded Cook macaroni and drain. Pour hot milk over bread crumbs. Add butter, pimiento, parsley, onion, salt and cheese. Add well-beaten egg yolks to mixture. Combine with macaroni. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Put mixture in a buttered loaf pan. Place loaf tin in a pan of water and bake one hour at 350 degrees F. Serve with a mushroom or other sauce. ••• Chicken Casserole Squares 1-4 oz. can mushroom pieces, drained 4 cups cooked chicken, diced 4 cups soft bread crumbs 1 1/2 cups milk 1 1/3 cups chicken broth 1 tbsp. pimiento 3 eggs, beaten 2 tbsps. minced onion 3/4 tsp. salt dash pepper 1/8 tsp. each paprika and celery salt Drain mushrooms and saute in 2 tbsps. melted butter. Add remaining ingredients. Mix thoroughly. Pour into a greased 9x13 inch pan and bake at 350 degrees F. for 90 minutes. Remove from oven, let sit five minutes then cut into squares. Serve with a mushroom sauce or a favourite thin dip. Joyce Walter can be reached at ronjoy@ sasktel.net
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Some residents advised to run water to prevent water lines from freezing Matthew Gourlie
The historically cold February could have some lingering effects for some Moose Jaw home owners. The City of Moose Jaw has advised some home owners to run the water in their tap “the width of a pencil” to ensure that the water line to the house doesn’t freeze. “When we have prolonged winter cold snaps like we’ve had this year, with sustained temperatures at night below -30 C, then generally the shallower services potentially start to become affected as the frost goes deeper and deeper into the ground. We are seeing the frost quite deep this year. That’s contributing to our watermain breaks and to residential lines starting to freeze that are at that shallower depth,” said Darrin Stephanson, manager of utilities for the City of Moose Jaw. “Where we know there’s been issues in the past, the City gives free consumption on the water side and says, ‘let it run.’ Running water, generally speaking, does not freeze.” The issue primarily relates to older homes that have unfinished and/or uninsulated basements and whose water lines are only eight feet below ground. In 2014, a cold winter led to water lines freezing from the main line to the houses. The City delivered potable water and waste water to residents to get them through the disruption for much of that March. “Some of the older homes have shallower services,” Stephanson said. “Typically, what we see from frozen lines first are the homes that don’t have properly insulated basements and the water service starts to freeze — gen-
The February cold snap has caused a rash of watermain breaks — like this one on Fairford Street — and has seen the frost settle deep into the soil causing other issues in the city. Matthew Gourlie photograph erally speaking — from where it enters the house. Then it starts to work its way back if it’s left to sit and continue to have non-movement and it continues to spread. “The mains don’t freeze. There’s enough movement and pressure that the mains are always fine. It’s the small service connections that become at risk.” Water lines are typically installed at a depth of three me-
New childcare spaces designated for Moose Jaw
A daycare in Moose Jaw is among one of six centers to receive new child care spaces announced by the Government of Saskatchewan. By Larissa Kurz
Northwest Child Development Centre Inc. in Moose Jaw is one of the recipients of the Government’s allocation of an additional 128 licensed child care centre spaces across the province. The Moose Jaw daycare will receive 23 new spaces, alongside four other communities in the province. Allocation of spaces is decided by the community’s need for child care, and
whether its organizations are ready to embark on centre development. The funding for these new spaces comes from the Canada-Saskatchewan Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) Agreement, which was signed in March of 2018. The agreement promises to add 2,515 licensed child care spaces by 2020, and 1,300 spaces have already been allocated.
Tax arrears increase to nearly $1 million By Ron Walter For Moose Jaw Express
Higher levels of unpaid taxes are an accepted sign of an economy in trouble. Property tax arrears in Moose Jaw exploded by 58 per cent at year’s end to $934,000 from $591,000 in 2017. Arrears ending in 2016 were $445,000. Only $78,000 of the arrears from last year were taking part in negotiated payment plans. For the year 2018, uncollected taxes, including arrears, rose $510,000 to $3,029 million, representing 7.8 per cent of the tax levy.
tres (more than nine feet and 10 inches) in new homes. Well-travelled streets that have a lot of traffic also drive the frost deeper than on less-travelled roads. “We’re seeing in areas where there is less traffic that the frost is six or seven feet deep already,” Stephanson said. “It has been a cold one and it has settled in pretty good with the sustained spell we had.” The cold weather has also caused a rash of watermain breaks and the frozen ground adds to the time it takes to repair them. “It’s a lot harder on the equipment, not only to peel the asphalt, but to break that earth when that frost is there. It’s like hitting concrete,” Stephanson said. “So, we have a very good idea of how deep the frost is. Given that we’re repairing something every day of the week, we have a pretty good understanding of where the frost is at different areas of the city.” The City is hopeful that having residents run their water will prevent any service interruptions. Stephanson said that if home owners want to try to remedy any future issues there are options, though the home owner owns half of the line, since it is on their property. “The onus is on the home owner,” Stephanson said. “If they desire not to have this issue year after year then they would engage us to replace the line. There is a cost to doing that and we would rerun that relay at a lower depth to avoid those issues.”
Variety concert performers on stage Sunday For Moose Jaw Express
Six years ago, members of the 15 Wing Fellowship had an idea — hold a musical concert to showcase entertainers from 15 Wing and the city. That idea worked and now on Sunday, March 17 the sixth annual Musical Swing Concert will go on stage at 1 p.m. at Timothy Eaton Gardens. The purpose through the six years has been to bring the city and 15 Wing together to learn more about each other and to raise some funds that will be used to assist military families and veterans as well as city-based community projects. Lyle Johnson is chairperson of the concert committee and with support from his committee has put together a talented group of entertainers — with a wide variety of music. Returning to the Fellowship stage is Capt. Rich MacDougall of 15 Wing who this year is joined by his band, The Cadors. MacDougall and his band also performed as the opening act at the Highway to Heroes car show at 15 Wing in July. Singer-songwriter Annie MacLeod of Annie MacLeod Music in Moose Jaw will showcase some of her original songs that can currently be heard on YouTube. She is a frequent performer at events at the Mit-
su Sweet Cafe and was on stage for Sidewalk Days and Canada Day. Alethia and the Allykatz is a new addition to the concert stage this year but the performers are no strangers to the city, coming from Moose Jaw’s Churko Family, featuring Alethia Stafford and her mother, Kim Churko. The group plays at local venues and offers a variety of music for all ages. Ann-Marie Rouault is a return performer and will sing several songs. In addition, a group from Peacock Collegiate will join the lineup. Returning to round out the cast is the ever-popular Kelly Sapergia on piano and accordion and accompanied by Ted McHolm on guitar and banjo — providing music suitable for dancing. In addition to the music, there will be a penny parade, draws and lunch at intermission. Military members from 15 Wing will be in attendance to assist with the production of the afternoon. Masters of ceremonies will be Cliff Froehlich of the 15 Wing Fellowship, and Lt.-Col. Mike French, commanding officer of the Snowbirds. Stage manager is Kelly Carty. Admission will be $6 with tickets at the door.
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Deputy mayor Henriksen does exclusive Q&A at Prince Arthur Linda Henriksen fielded some interesting questions from the grade one and two’s at Prince Arthur - perhaps the toughest questions of the Moose Summit yet. Larissa Kurz
Prince Arthur School’s second and eighth grade students had the opportunity to fire questions at Linda Otnes Henriksen, Stor-Elvdal’s deputy mayor, as she visited the classroom to answer some questions about Norway, herself, and the Norwegian moose Storelgen. All of the kids had good questions prepared for Henriksen, covering all of the important topics: Why did they build their moose? What is it like being a deputy mayor? Does your city have a hockey team? and of course, the most pertinent, Will you feel bad when we beat you in the moose contest? Henriksen assured the class that there will be no hard feelings when Mac the Moose’s rack is given an upgrade, making it taller than Stor-Elvdal’s moose. The second grade classroom even learned a few Norwegian phrases to show Henriksen, who wowed them with her fluency and thanked them for inviting her to visit, in Norwegian.
Prince Arthur’s grade two students posed with Norwegian deputy mayor Linda Henriksen, waving Canada and Norway flags.
“It’s been great, and the kids were all so well behaved and so friendly, and prepared all the good questions,” said Henriksen, on her visit to the school. “I’m happy that they took the time to learn about Norway prior to my visit, so I think that’s pretty great.” As a teacher herself, Henriksen was
interested to wander the halls of a Canadian school, even taking photos of the bulletin boards in the hall and the classrooms to take back with her. “It feels great; it’s such a wonderful opportunity to come and see a Canadian school, very different from our school, and to see how it works, so this
has been really great,” said Henriksen. “As a teacher, I’m always looking for new ideas on how to do things, and to visualize things, so this is a great inspiration for me.” The ongoing Moose Summit brought Henriksen to Prince Arthur, following a morning out at 15 Wing Canadian Forces Base spent touring the base and being fitted for her own flight suit in preparation for her flight the following day. Next on the agenda was the Warrior’s game against the Saskatoon Blades on Tuesday night, Mar. 5, where Henriksen dropped the puck to truly get a taste of Canadian hockey. Henriksen has been winning the hearts of Moose Jaw since arriving — “moose dancing” with Mayor Fraser Tolmie in front of Mac the Moose, taking selfies with the crowd at the PRISM Awards — and proving that this visit is more about fostering friendship than about winning the Moose War.
Linda Otnes Henriksen, Deputy Mayor of Stor-Elvdal, Norway, right, presents a print of Norway’s national painting “Winter Night in the Mountains” by Harald Sohlberg to Moose Jaw Mayor Fraser Tolmie as a token of appreciation for the city’s hospitality. Matthew Gourlie photograph
Moosarandum of Understanding Proposed MOOSARANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING between Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and Stor-Elvdal, Norway WHEREAS the Moose-ipalities of Moose Jaw and Stor-Elvdal share similar goals of international cooperation, mutual prosperity, and advancing the majestic moose as a worldwide symbol of strength, friendship and understanding; and WHEREAS the Moose-ipalities believe it to be in their collective interest to broaden and strengthen ties between the two cities; and WHEREAS the Moose-ipalities will identify activities, common to all, that can generate new initiatives to further nurture economic, social, and cultural relationships; and WHEREAS the Moose-ipalities agree that the Moose Statue named “Storelgen” located in Stor-Elvdal, Norway will forevermore be known as the shiniest and most attractive Moose in the world; and WHEREAS the Moose-ipalities agree that the Moose Statue named “Mac the Moose” located in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan, Canada will reclaim the title as World’s Tallest Moose; and WHEREAS the 17th of May of each year shall be known as Norway Day in Moose Jaw with an official proclamation and activities in Moose Jaw to celebrate all things Norwegian; and WHEREAS the 15th day of October of each year, the “birthday” of Norway’s Storelgen, shall also be known as “Canada Day” with an official proclamation and activities in StorElvdal that celebrate all things Canadian; and WHEREAS both Moose-ipalities are committed to ongoing discussions for organizing and developing future experiences including, but not limited to, the potential “twinning” of Moose Jaw and Stor-Elvdal; THEREFORE WE, THE REPRESENTATIVES OF STOR-ELVDAL AND MOOSE JAW, agree to present this proposed Moosarandum of Understanding to our respective municipal councils with the goal of ratifying this document. Further, we affix our signatures this 6th day of March, 2019 to confirm our intentions.
____________________________________ Mayor Fraser Tolmie City of Moose Jaw
____________________________________ Deputy Mayor Linda Otnes Henriksen Municipality of Stor-Elvdal
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Moose-ipalities reach moose compromise Matthew Gourlie
Moose Jaw and Stor-Elvdal, Norway have reached a moose truce. Moose Jaw Mayor Fraser Tolmie and Stor-Elvdal Deputy Mayor Linda Otnes Henriksen signed a “moosarandum of understanding” last week. The document states in part that “the Moose-ipalities agree that the moose statue named ‘Storelgen’ located in Stor-Elvdal, Norway will forevermore be known as the shiniest and most attractive moose in the world” and “the Moose-ipalities agree that the moose statue named ‘Mac the Moose’ located in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada will reclaim the title as World’s Tallest Moose.” “When this first started, we were strangers to each other,” Otnes Henriksen said. “We saw each other on the TV screen. We heard quotes from media, but when you have an open mind and you reach out to someone and they reach out to you back, you can make a good positive relationship. That’s one of the best things that has come out of this — the friendship I’ve gotten with Mayor Tolmie and a lot of other people here in Moose Jaw.” Otnes Henriksen has spent five days in the city and said that going up in a Harvard jet and touring 15 Wing Moose Jaw was a highlight, as was being present for the Prism Awards on Saturday. “This past week has just been amazing and it has meant a whole lot to me,” Otnes Henriksen said. “I want to thank the people of Moose Jaw and Mayor Tolmie and all of the council members that I have met and everyone who has made my stay here absolutely fabulous. I have no words to describe how welcoming everyone has been to me. Being here and exploring Moose Jaw has been really great and you really have something to be proud of. The friendliness of everyone has been just wonderful. “I’m going back with some great memories and I feel really lucky to have been able to make the trip over here and be a part of this whole moose truce and moose war.” The moose war grabbed international headline and sparked a good-natured feud between the two communities and their countries. Otnes Henriksen felt the levity that the moose war provided helped capture people’s attention. “I think this is a funny, happy story. It’s two nations fighting over something as strange as having the world’s biggest moose. Who would have thought?” she said. Mac the Moose was the largest moose statue in the world when it was completed in 1984 and stands 32 feet tall. Storelgen was completed in 2015 and is 34 feet tall. Moosehead Brewery donated $25,000 towards getting Mac his title back and the Go Fund Me campaign had surpassed $14,000. “We are doing the right things. It’s in good hands with the tourist board,” said Mayor Tolmie when asked about plans for increasing Mac’s size. “Mac is getting evaluated. The engineers are looking at him. We have to look at what his lifespan is going to be. We’re being realistic with this. We want to ensure that we’re spend-
Moose Jaw Mayor Fraser Tolmie, left, and Linda Otnes Henriksen, Deputy Mayor of Stor-Elvdal, Norway, signed a “moosarandum of understanding” Wednesday. Matthew Gourlie photograph ing the money that has been donated in a proper way. If there is a short lifespan then we’re going to look at other options. We’ve got an understanding that we will be pursuing and reclaiming the crown as the world’s tallest moose and that’s acceptable between both communities.” In addition, May 17 will annually be known as Norway Day in Moose Jaw to celebrate all things Norwegian. The date marks the signing of the Norwegian constitution in 1814. Tolmie said plans are already underway for that celebration. Stor-Elvdal will celebrate Canada Day annually on October 15. “I know Canada Day is on July 1 and that is when our summer holiday is on, so doing anything on that day is a little bit tricky. We wanted to do it right, so we chose that day because that is when Storelgen was put up, so we’ll celebrate the day where we stole the record,” Otnes Henriksen said with a smile. “We want to bring Canada into our schools and put up flags and we are going to do a lot with it.” The document also pledged that the two communities are also committed to ongoing discussions for organizing and developing future experiences including, but not limited to, the potential “twinning” of Moose Jaw and Stor-Elvdal. While Mac is now cleared to reclaim his crown as the biggest moose statue, Tolmie said both communities came away better off in the end. “I think we compromised here,” Tolmie said. “We’re trying to send a message to other politicians — it’s better to collaborate. The dogmatic style of ‘I’m always right’ and not admitting your faults and your wrongs, people are getting tired of it. I’ve had to openly say that I made some comments in the press that were probably not very nice and not very generous. I have apologized on camera and I have apologized to Linda, saying ‘I take back saying that Storelgen is a shiny hood ornament’ and admitted the jealousy that I have is because it is a beautiful moose. So, I’m going to say that they do have the most attractive moose. “We’ve had dialogue. I think that’s what democracies respect and want out of their leaders — whether they are municipal, provincial or federal — that we open up dialogue and listen to what the other person has to say. Look at the great things that are coming from this. This is not
nuclear war. It’s the size of a moose and we’ve had some fun with it.” Otnes Henriksen, who ended up being the face of the Stor-Elvdal campaign instead of Mayor Terje Hoffstad because of her proficiency in English, teaches Grades 8-10. “This has been so much fun. It has been a little bit exhausting,” she said. “I won’t be ‘employee of the month’ at my day job because this has really taken up a lot of my time. My employer has been very un-
derstanding.” Tolmie plans on returning the favour and visiting Norway but expects that won’t take place until next year. He said it has been a pleasure having Otnes Henriksen visit. “The people of Norway have been really well represented by Linda. Since getting off the airplane, she’s been an amazing woman,” Tolmie said. “There may be a tear or two shed when she leaves because she really has impacted our city.” Otnes Henriksen presented a print of Norway’s national painting “Winter Night in the Mountains” to Mayor Tolmie as a token of appreciation for the hospitality. “This mountain in particular… is located in the municipality of Stor-Elvdal. The viewpoint from where this has been painted from by Harald Sohlberg — he was a painter who lived in Stor-Elvdal for quite a few years — is located in the northern part of our municipality. This is the actual view and it’s spectacular.” Tolmie thanked her for the print and said he will “now be able to look at mountains” from his office. The “Moosarandum of Understanding” will need to be ratified by each community’s respective municipal councils.
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International Women’s Day: Balance for Better …Local women’s group hosts empowering event Sasha-Gay Lobban
To mark International Women’s Day, the International Women Society of Moose Jaw hosted an event that sought to empower women as they balance their lives through the many roles they hold in society. This year’s International Women’s Day theme, “Balance for Better” is a call to action for driving gender balance across the world. It also provides a direction to guide and galvanize continuous collective action. Speaking at the event at the St Andrew’s United Church on Wednesday, March 7, Kelly Beattie, Executive Facilitator at Beyond Connections says this year’s theme is
International Women’s Society of Moose Jaw head, Nazmia Bengeleil.
a strategic one that shows that everyone in society has a role to play in creating balance. “I’d like everyone to understand that we all have a role to play and the theme being “Balance for Better”, it is more than just a theme. It’s a strategy to show that we all have a responsibility and ability to make a change in the smallest way.” She emphasized the importance of inclusivity in creating balance, whether it is at the work place, home or in the wider the society. “It is important for women to have environments that are psychologically safe, and we create work places that are inclusive of others so women can feel comfortable to share their ideas and opinions. I really truly believe that some of the greatest ideas come from the heart of our organization. Having an inclusive organization can be so much better for not just our organizations but communities. And when I speak of inclusion, this is not just about gender but inclusion for everyone, inclusion of ideas, thoughts and actions.” Meanwhile, Nazmia Bengeleil, Head of the International Women’s Society of Moose Jaw says she is happy that there is a local platform available to provide support for women. “Events like this is important for our women. The group has been celebrating this event for the past 15 years. We’ve always had a good crowd and women just love it. Our group of women are very dedicated.” Bengeleil says these platforms not only empower women
The women gathered in a circle to listen to guest speaker Kelly Beattie. but also gives them an opportunity to learn a lot, especially about resources they can access. “For International Women’s Day, we get to meet new women and gain new members. We try to educate a lot of women at our meetings, so they get to learn a lot. We also help many newcomers by guiding them. It’s a very nice support group.”If you are interested in joining the International Women’s Society of Moose Jaw, you can contact Bengeleil at 306-694-1879. The group meets every third Thursday of the month at the Newcomer Center at 6pm.
African swine fever discovery spreads By Ron Walter For Agri-Mart Express
EXPRESS African swine fever, a dreaded disease, appears to have affected Chinese pork production. Chinese pork output fell .9 per cent to 54.04 million tonnes as farmers, fearing still lower prices and the swine fever,
dumped hogs on the market during the last three months of 2018. The pig herd was reduced three per cent to 428 million. African swine fever has been discovered in 23 Chinese provinces and the country says it has control of the outbreak Some U.S. observers dispute the Chinese claim. A spokesman for global financial firm INTL FCSTone, Arlan Suderman, told an online agriculture news site the
Chinese say the problem is now contained and that they’ve lifted transportation bans on 90 different regions. “The word is that this is unwarranted and may actually help encourage a spread of the disease further.” China is now arresting people if they post pictures of dead hogs as the government is trying to contain this information, he said. Meanwhile in Eastern Europe, Bulgaria
just discovered African swine fever in a wild boar despite a wall between Romania and Bulgaria built to keep refugee wild boar out. In August Bulgaria found backyard pigs with the fever near the Romanian border. New research found the disease can be spread in feed. Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@ sasktel.net 19033CN0 19033CN1
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Moose Jaw duo win silver at YBC bowling provincials Robinson, Minchin team up to win medal in Bantam boys division Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express
A solid day of bowling led to an impressive result for a pair of local Youth Bowl Canada competitors at provincials recently The team of Marcus Robinson and Parker Minchin rolled a 1,401 total over four games to claim the Bantam boys division silver medal during the National Championship Team Provincials in Regina this past weekend. Both players recorded an impressive 209 during their run – Robinson in Game 1, Minchin in Game 2 – on their way to rolling 744 and 657 respectively. Their total put them just over 100 points back of the winners from Saskatoon Eastview and a mere 16 points ahead of Prince Albert for second. The team of Jameson Heisler and Carter Pilatzke finished in 12th with a total of 1,023. The Bantam girls team of Marissa Montgomery (735,
including 234 in Game 4) and Amy Cox (442) finished in fifth place in their division, while Onyx Denet (506) and Ava Koch (505) were seventh. In the Junior boys division, Hunter Shaw (596) and Matthew Lazurko (841) finished sixth; Owen Wendt (748) and Trevor Coxe (624) landed in 10th place. Mackenna Smith (528) and Jacqueline Gairepy (365) finished in 12th place in junior girls. The Senior division saw South Hill Bowling Centre competitors post three top 10 finishes, with Kenneth Munro (712) and Jackson Leroy (829, including a 263 in Game 3) finishing sixth in boys while the team of Tristan Smith (838, including 244 to open and 254 to close) and Mychaella Fay (719) were seventh in girls. Also competing in the Senior boys class were Ryley Shaw (711) and Leigham McLeod (742), who finished in 10th place.
Moose Jaw’s Marcus Robinson and Parker Minchin with coach Tom Montgomery after winning their provincial silver medal.
Prairie Hockey Academy teams pick up trio of awards Randy Palmer Moose Jaw Express
The Canadian Sport School Hockey League championships hadn’t even started before the Prairie Hockey Academy Cougars began bringing home the hardware. The CSSHL announced their annual honours for the Elite 15 Division with Moose Jaw product Ethan Peters being named the Scholastic Player of the Year. A defenceman, Peters scored four goals and 14 assists this season while maintaining an average in the 90 per cent range despite taking on PHA’s heavy academic and hockey schedule.
Mikkel Hrechka of the PHA Cougars claims the CSSHL Most Sportsmanlike award.
Midget varsity standout Noah Wills won the league scoring title.
PHA’s Ethan Peters was named the CSSHL Scholastic Player of the Year
Peters was also named to the CSSHL Elite 15 All-Academic Team. PHA picked up another honour as Moose Jaw’s Mikkel Hrechka was named the Midget Varsity Most Sportsmanlike player of the year. Hrechka had three goals and 20 points in 24 games but most importantly took no penalties -- a special rarity for a defenceman. The Cougars also have the unique honour of three players leading Midget Varsity in league scoring. Swift Current’s Noah Wills was the top scorer with 24 goals and 59 points in 24 games, while Wymark’s
Keagon Little scored 15 times and finished with 57 points to go along with 27 goals and 51 points from older brother Jaedon Little. The trio finished onetwo-three in league scoring, while Swift Current’s Noah Schindel finished 12th (16-17-33) and Estevan’s Zach Ashworth 14th (14-18-32). The Elite 15s were led in scoring by Moose Jaw’s Kirk Mullen, who finished 14th in league scoring with 21 goals and 43 points. Atley Calvert finished 18th (24-17-41). Both teams competed in the CSSHL national championship tournament this past weekend in Penticton,
Warriors fan honoured by Fountain Tire 3 Stars program Brandi Kuntz recognized for ‘contributing to the community in a meaningful way’ Moose Jaw Express staff
A positive attitude can take you a long way for Moose Jaw’s Brandi Kuntz; it’s resulted in a special award from the Fountain Tire 3 Stars program. Kuntz was honoured at a recent Warriors game after being nominated as a
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as showing a spirit of volunteerism, humanitarianism and generosity. Kuntz was publicly recognized for contributing to the community in a meaningful way at the Mar. 1 game against the Lethbridge Hurricanes. “Whether through big actions or small sentiments, people in our communities are taking action to help others, give back and make a difference,” said Denise Gohl-Eacrett, director, brand and customer experience at Fountain Tire in a press release. “We’re proud to profile these community ‘stars’ and give them the recognition they deserve.” Members of the public were invited to nominate their community stars at the website beginning in January. Winners were selected from nominations in 20 participating communities across Canada and are being honoured by local Fountain Tire store owners and their local Western Hockey League or Ontario Hockey League team during exclusive game-time presentations throughout March. “Brandi is known to always have a smile on her face and a positive attitude no matter what she has going on,” read the nomination for Kuntz, a fitness instructor, personal trainer and mom of two (soon to be three). “Her welcom-
Moose Jaw’s Brandi Kuntz and her family are shown on the scoreboard screen while being honoured by the Fountain Tire 3 Stars program.
ing approach and heart of gold have a tremendous impact on all those around her.” The WHL is more than happy to support the program, said commissioner Ron Robison “The Fountain Tire 3 Stars winners have made a meaningful impact, behind the scenes, in their communities,” he said. “Just as we award stars to the top three players who had outstanding performances on the ice during a hockey game, we’ve awarded stars to those with outstanding achievements in the community.”
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Record-setting Cyclones aiming for playoff success
Impressive campaign has Central boys basketball team looking for league and Hoopla gold The Central Cyclones went into this season’s high school boys basketball campaign with high hopes. Coming off a year where they won the Moose Jaw league championship and reached the Hoopla final for the second straight season, the Cyclones had almost their entire line-up returning, including seven Grade 12s who brought an almost unheard of level of strength and depth to the local squad. The results speak for themselves – Central capped their league schedule with a perfect 8-0 record and more importantly set a pair of team marks, breaking their own record from last season with 934 points scored to go along with surrendering only 326 points. That on top of a handful of impressive tournament performances, while focus-
Randy Palmer Moose Jaw Express ing on elite 5A-level events, something Cyclones head coach Ryan Boughen feels has helped prepare his squad for the important games coming up. While they aren’t the tallest team – Grade 12s Crozier Holmes and Jaxson Brownell top out the height scale at 6-foot-2 – their outside presence has been terrifying, with a Grade 12 corps led by Kyle Boughen, Riley Seaborn, Ethan Johnson, Fharis Ebet and Hardil Khubber often essentially taking turns leading the team in scoring. “Our style of play lends ourselves to not having to be too big and we’ve had some really nice play from Jaxson and Crozier inside taking on big guys, so even though they’re six-two, they’ve battled hard and that’s helped us a lot,” Boughen said. “Then our perimeter guys, it’s obvious we’d stack them up against anybody. One
of our goals this year was to be one of the top teams in the province and we’re right there.” The key now is to finish what they’ve started. The Cyclones won their semifinal game last Tuesday 120-39 over Briercrest Christian Academy and will face Peacock in the championship final. Then there’s regionals and Hoopla, where Central has lost to Weyburn the last two seasons. “We say we’ve yet to accomplish what we really want to accomplish,” Boughen said. “Everything else has been nice and we’re really happy for the kids, but we’re chasing something that has gotten away from us the last couple of years. We’re putting ourselves in the best position we can be in, and in the end it’ll be what it can be, but we’re certainly working toward it.”
Central Cyclones guard Fharis Ebet has been just one key to a very deep and dangerous puzzle for the senior boys basketball squad this season.
Wright, Team Canada relegated at World Wheelchair Curling Championship Losses on final day of competition, unlucky final standings see Canada fall from fourth to 10th Randy Palmer Moose Jaw Express
In their final game at the World Wheelchair Curling Championship in Stirling, Scotland, Marie Wright and Team Canada needed a win in order to have a shot at the playoffs after an 8-4 loss to Estonia earlier in the day, Canada opted to make a change and inserted alternate Colinda Joseph into the line-up at lead in place of Wright for their final round robin game against Scotland. The end result was a close game that saw Scotland steal one in the eighth to take a 5-3 win. That saw Canada finish with a 5-6 record in the standings, a middle-of-the-road result that would normally just mean missing the playoffs. In fact, had either Slovakia or Switzerland also lost during the final session, a massive tiebreaker situation would have broken out with as many as six teams having the same record, tied for the sixth and final playoff spot. Instead, the final result was as dire as can be: due to their wins and losses against the other 5-6 teams, Canada fell from a tie for fourth heading into the day all the way to 10th place overall. The World Curling Federation qualifying system sees the bottom three teams from the main championships relegated to the ‘B’ Division the following year. As a result, 12th-place Germany (1-10), 11th-place United States (4-7) and, yes, 10th place Canada were all relegated following Friday’s play and will look to finish in the top three in the ‘B’ world championships next season to return to the ‘A’ Division.
Wright, skip Mark Ideson, third Ina Forrest and second Jon Thurston in their match against Estonia, picked up a pair in the first end. Estonia got that back the next frame and then went on a steal tear, picking up single points in the third and fourth ends to go along with another deuce in the fifth for a 6-2 lead. Canada got back on the board with a pair in the sixth, but another Estonia two in the seventh brought things to an early end. Against Scotland, Canada gave up steals of one in the first two ends, with a deuce in the third tying things
2-2. The two teams exchanged points over the next three ends before Canada blanked the seventh and Scotland picked up their steal in the eighth.
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Moose Jaw’s Marie Wright delivers a shot as third Ina Forrest and skip Mark Ideson look on. Richard Gray/WCF photo
Friendship Bridge Club Results Feb 26 1. Ron and Linda McInnis 2. Clayton Sjoberg and Valerie Morrell 3. Bryce Warren and Jeff Walpole Hidden. Debbie Firth and Sharon Knittel
Feb 12 1. Ron and Linda McInnis 2. Don Bonnett and Bob Cobb 3. Bryce Warren and Jeff Walpole Hidden. Carol Gustafson and Bob Busse
Feb 19 1. Bryce Warren and Jeff Walpole 2. Farris Baba and Ron Bartusek 3. Sharon Knittel and Debbie Firth Hidden. Gerry VanStrien and Carolyn Duncan
Feb 5 1. Dave and Valerie Morrell 2. Bryce Warren and Jeff Walpole 3. Lawrence and Faye Johnstone Hidden. Ron and Linda McInnis
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Moose Jaw Soccer Attends Provincial Championships Photo credit John Morris
The MooseJaw Soccer Association sent 5 teams the 6 v 6 provincial championships held in Saskatoon recently. Both the U19 girls and U17 boys teams won silver medals at the tournament. The U17 girls improved on last year’s performance by making it to the semi final. The U19 boys and U15 girls also had good performances. Jane Morris was awarded the tournament MVP trophy among all U19 girls scoring 3 goals.
Moose Jaw Soccer U17 boys team provincial silver medal winners. Jane Morris with U19 girls Moose Jaw U17 girls in orange and U19s in blue, with tournament MVP award. coaches Kelsey Segall and Alysha Evans.
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The Moose Jaw Kinsmen Wrestling Club made its way to Warman, SK on the March 1st weekend, where more than 270 athletes from across the province participated in the 2019 Pupsel Invitational tournament. The local club sent 28 wrestlers, with 26 wrestlers bringing home medals including, 13 gold, 8 silver and 5 bronze. Coach Lee Cushway said the positive momentum from the Moose Jaw tournament a couple of weeks ago has continued and the results are continuing to show. “There’s no question
that our wrestlers are feeling confident right now” said Cushway. Coach Kyle Alexander added that maintaining focus gets tougher for these kids as the season wears on. “Without a doubt, the last month of the season is the toughest to keep the kids motivated, but they were absolutely dialed in this weekend and the results speak for themselves” said Alexander. The club will spend the next three weeks preparing for provincials, which will be held in Regina on March 30, 2019.
Cosmo Centre Military Whist Tournament Results: February 2, 2019 1st: Peebles/Storozuk/Cave/O’Reilly 2nd: McInnis/McInnis/Perry/May 3rd: Smith/Bymoen/Gommersall/Gommersall 4th: Sjoberg/Campbell/Morrell/Morrell 3rd and 4th place were tied.
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Almeida hits 100 points, Langan 50 goals in weekend action Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express
The Moose Jaw Warriors went into their weekend set of games with milestones on the mind, and they made sure there would be no ‘last game of the season’ kind of chase necessary. One night after forward Justin Almeida picked up three points against the Regina Pats to hit 100 for the season, Warriors scoring leader Tristin Langan scored twice against the Saskatoon Blades to crack the 50 goal mark. He broke 100 points last weekend. The three-games-in-three nights set saw the additional bonus of the Warriors clinching a playoff spot on Friday night, setting the stage for a Western Hockey League first-round battle with the Blades. Game 1 and 2 of the series takes place Mar. 22 and 23 in Saskatoon, with Games 3 and 4 returning to Moose Jaw on Mar. 26 and 27. The Warriors opened the weekend with a 3-1 win over the Pats in Regina before downing the Pats 6-1 Saturday and falling 5-3 against Saskatoon on Sunday. Warriors 6, Pats 1 Almeida’s 100th came on an empty net goal with 2:43 remaining in the game Saturday, in part courtesy of some quick thinking by Warriors head coach Tim Hunter. “No question, I’m cognizant of where they’re at and what they need,” Hunter said. “When he (Pats head coach David Struch) pulled his goalie I had Denomie and Ormsby going out there with Taphorn and I
Moose Jaw Warriors forward Justin Almeida scored his 100th point of the season on Saturday night against Regina.
Almeida signs with Penguins
Stellar season sees 19-year-old forward sign entry-level deal with NHL’s Pittsburgh Randy Palmer Moose Jaw Express
Warriors leading scorer Tristin Langan passes the puck out front of the net past Brayden Tracey against the Pats Saturday. Langan scored his 50th goal of the season in Saskatoon Sunday.
pulled them off. Either Langan was getting his 49th or Meids his 100th point if we score and that’s how it went.” The milestone was the capper on an incredible day for Almeida, as only a few hours earlier he had signed his first NHL contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins (see sidebar). “It’s probably one of the best days of my life,” Almeida said. “Signing a contract is the next step toward the NHL and that’s your goal as a young kid. When I signed my family was so happy, my friends were happy so it was huge for me.” Almeida’s success marked only the third time in team history that two players on the same Warriors team have reached the 100 point mark. To do so alongside Langan – as well as seeing Langan get his 50th goal – also meant a lot to Almeida. Blades 5, Warriors 3 Sunday’s game saw Langan score his 49th goal with 1:53 remaining in the first period and then picked up his 50th with 12:23 gone in the second. The showing gives the Warriors’ leading scorer 50 goals and 106 points on the season. Warriors 3, Pats 1 In action from Friday’s playoff-spot clinching contest, Almeida had a goal and an assist while Regina native Carson Denomie also scored in his first game in his hometown as a member of the Warriors, with his marker coming only 43 seconds after Almeida’s game-tying goal.
With the kind of Western Hockey League season Moose Jaw Warriors forward Justin Almeida has had, it seemed like it was only a matter of time before the Pittsburgh Penguins made it official. That day came Saturday, when it was announced the 19-year-old forward signed a three-year entry level contract with the National Hockey League squad after the team chose him in the fifth round, 219th overall in the 2018 NHL Draft. The contract – a standard three-year entry-level deal -- comes into effect next season when Almeida would be in his overage year with the Warriors. Almeida played in both the Penguins prospect development camp in June and the team’s rookie tournament in Buffalo in September, with his game only developing from there – heading into action Saturday night against Regina, Almeida has 28 goals and 69 assists for 97 points on the season and currently sits fourth in WHL scoring. His performance this season comes off an equally impressive campaign in 2018-19, as he finished with 43 goals and 98 points while playing all 72 games of the season. Almeida and the Warriors are back in action Wednesday in Brandon.
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Cougars, Vikings stage upsets in high school basketball semifinals BCA takes 66-50 win over Central in girls semi, Vanier defeats Peacock 75-52 in boys clash; top seeds advance comfortably Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express
The Briercrest Christian Academy Cougars have been quietly winning, to the point that their losses in the local loop have been pretty much their only setbacks all season. Combine that with a steady run of improvement from the start of the campaign, and you have the recipe for a playoff upset. The basketball gods were smiling on Caronport last Tuesday night, as they took a 66-50 over the second-seeded Central Cyclones in girls league semifinal action at Central. “It was good, the girls played hard,” said Cougars coach Leigh Wolverton. “We’ve been improving a lot through the season
BCA’s Lilly Matthies looks to pass the ball as Central’s Katie Coulson defends.
and it was nice to see the girls put it all together. We’re still not shooting as well as we’d like to, but we have some games where we do okay and some games where we have to work really hard.” Things were as close as could be in the early going, as the teams found themselves tied 19-19 late in the second quarter. The Cougars took over from there, though, stringing together a 16-3 run to lead 35-22 at the half. Central never got closer than 15 the rest of the way as BCA continuously found a way to respond to any Cyclones offensive pressure. That’s been the case much of the season for the Cougars, especially when it came to tournament play – Wolverton pointed to their five losses all season as an example of that. “So we’ve been doing well and they’ve been getting more and more confident,” he said. “Our half court offence is where we need to get a little more confident, our transition and our defence I’m really happy with.” The other semifinal wasn’t as close, as the top-seeded Peacock Toilers (8-0) took a 67-22 win over the Vanier Spirits. That sets up a rematch the Cougars have been looking forward to ever since a recent two-point loss earlier this season. “We want another rematch with Peacock, we just have to get some subs in,” Wolver-
Central’s Alexa Watterson puts up a shot during second quarter action. ton said. “Peacock might try and run five girls and we just flagged out at the end of games. So, we’ve been working on that and we’ll see how it turns out.” **** The boys semifinal between the Vanier Spirits and Peacock Toilers saw a mild upset, as the third-seeded Spirits took a 75-52 win at Peacock. Seeing as both
teams were 5-3 on the season and had close games in the past, it was a matter of which team would come out and play well on the night. It was the Vikings’ turn Tuesday, and as a result they’ll take on the top-seed juggernaut Central Cyclones (8-0) in the final after Central’s 120-39 victory over Briercrest Christian. “The last time we played (Peacock), we played a little bit flat and everyone was flustered, we were all over the map,” said Vanier assistant coach Jayson Tomashewski. “We worked on locking that down the last couple of weeks and tonight it was a fantastic effort… we came out and played the game we’re used to playing, got back to basics and it worked.” The Vikings led 18-11 after the first quarter before putting on a defensive clinic in the second, holding Peacock to only two field goals and taking a 43-17 lead. “They did everything we asked them to do and they were right there in the game when it counted,” Tomashewski said. “We hit a flat spot there a couple of weeks ago and we’ve been building from there. It’s looking good and we’re looking forward to that final game now.” The championship finals took place Tuesday, March 12th.
Sittler says there is no better city to play in than Toronto Matthew Gourlie
The last time the Toronto Maple Leafs won the Stanley Cup, Darryl Sittler was cheering against them. Now, as the young Leafs club looks to win its first cup since they beat Montreal in the last season of the Original Six in 1967, the 68-year-old Toronto legend is excited about what the current group could achieve. “We were disappointed in losing out the last two years in the first round of the playoffs. Expectations are that you have to go beyond the first round and see where it goes,” Sittler said. “We have a good management team in place. I like Brendan Shanahan and just the way he handles himself. Kyle Dubas is a young guy, but he’s very competent and efficient at what he does. Then we have Mike Babcock, the Saskatchewan coach, who I think is one of the best coaches in the game. He works hard at teaching our young players, not only the game of hockey, but to be good citizens and good men and good team players. “Our goalie is good. We’ve got some depth and four lines and hopefully we’ll have everything rolling when the time comes in the playoffs. It’s not easy to get by Boston and Tampa, but right now we have to keep focusing on getting there. We have some teams coming up behind us.” Sittler grew up a Montreal Canadiens fan who idolized Jean Beliveau. He would go on to play 12 seasons with the Maple Leafs from 1970-1982 before being traded to Philadelphia and then finishing his career with one season in Detroit. Sittler was the Leafs’ all-time leader in goals (389) and points (916) until Mats Sundin eclipsed both marks in the same game in 2007. Before coming to Moose Jaw to speak at the Kinsmen Sports Celebrity Banquet, Sittler was part of a large Leafs-themed banquet in Saskatoon that also featured Lanny McDonald, Wendel Clark, Doug Gilmore, Curtis Joseph and Glenn Healey. Sittler said he doesn’t do many speaking engagements, but he is always happy to meet the passionate Leaf fans who span the country. Toronto can be a tough market for players during the lean times, but Sittler said there’s nothing better than playing in front of a fanbase that cares as much as the Leafs’ does.
Darryl Sittler speaks at the Moose Jaw Kinsmen Sports Celebrity Banquet. Matthew Gourlie photograph “The people are passionate and the Leaf fans have gone through some down times over the last number of years since ‘67, so obviously people bring that up. If you’re a good player and your team is doing well, there’s no better city to play in. The fans love you and they’ll remember you forever,” Sittler said. “I think the players feel that and understand that. As a player I would rather be in a market like Toronto as a player than somewhere where you could have a great career and it goes a little unnoticed. “Toronto is a good place to be for hockey and now that we’ve improved the expectations continue to get higher. You have to live to those expectations to not let the media, the fans and yourself down, so to speak.” * * * * The Express also asked Sittler some rapid fire questions about his career. Express: “Do you think anyone will ever break your NHL record of scoring 10 points in a game?” Sittler: “It comes up every year around February 7. It’s a record that’s been around. Over 10,000 games have been played. Guys like Wayne Gretzky and Mario (Lemieux) and other great players have gone through the league and not been able to get nine or 10. I’m proud to hold the record. Is it going to last? To be honest with you, I hope it
does. You never say never. A few years ago (Sam) Gagne in Edmonton got eight points and nobody would have expected that. It will be a tough record to beat, for sure. Very seldom do you get 10 goals scored by two teams, never mind 10 by one team themselves.” Express: “Eighteen of the 25 players on the Canadian roster for the 1976 Canada Cup ended up in the Hockey Hall of Fame. Do you think that’s the greatest collection of hockey players ever assembled?” Sittler: “In my estimation it was. There were a lot of great Team Canadas over the years, but I look back at that team and the roster of players that have gone on to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. It was Bobby Orr’s last hurrah and he didn’t play in ‘72. Bobby Hull was on that team. You just go down the lineup. I was just a young guy at that time, I was only 25, but I think it was one of the best teams ever assembled. “You leave home in the summer and the expectations are that you hope to make the team with 35 guys trying out. There are 10 guys who are going to get cut, so they’re disappointed, but at the same time you would rather be there trying out. In my case it turned out that I scored the winning goal, but going in there, Lanny (McDonald) and myself were just hoping to make the team and do whatever the coach, Scotty Bowman, asked us to do, whatever role it was, and we ended up being on the ice for the winning goal.” Express: When you went to Philadelphia in 1982, you arrived just in time for the Flyers to be the first team to ever wear Cooperalls in the NHL. What did you think of them?” Sittler: “I didn’t like them. I’m glad they didn’t stick around very long. I found that if you fell on the ice you skidded. They were a little warmer to wear. I always threw my pants on after I got my skates on, but the Cooperalls had the tight shell, so you had to put them on before you put your skates on. Innovation is good. The Flyers were at the head of the market then. Nothing, ventured, nothing gained, but I’m glad we don’t have them anymore.”
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Notice is hereby given that the assessment roll for the R.M. of Eyebrow No. 193 for the year 2019 has been prepared and is open to inspection in the office of the assessor from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m., on the following days: Monday to Thursday, March 15 to April 15, 2019. 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, accompanied by a $25.00 appeal fee which will be returned if the appeal is successful, with: The Assessor, R.M. of Eyebrow No. 193, Box 99, Eyebrow, SK S0H 1L0, by the 15th day of March, 2019.
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TAX ENFORCEMENT LIST Notice is hereby given under the Tax Enforcement Act that unless the arrears and costs appearing opposite the land described in the following list are fully paid before the 13th day of May, 2019, a tax lien will be registered against the land. A sum for costs in an amount as prescribed in the regulations is included in the amount shown against each parcel.
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RESORT VILLAGE OF SUN VALLEY 2019 ASSESSMENT ROLL Notice is hereby given that the assessment roll for the Resort Village of Sun Valley for the year 2019 has been prepared and is open to inspection in the office of the assessor from March 14, 2019 to April 15, 2019. Office hours are Thursday and Friday â€“ 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A Bylaw pursuant to section 214 of The Municipalities Act has been passed and the assessment notices have been sent as required.
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In the Estate of JOHN WARREN PRICE 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.
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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. Model T dash part - $3 306681-8749 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 306-631-9800
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On the Front Porch by Wanda Smith Make-Work-Project In my growing up years, Dad was a bit of a hobby farmer and enjoyed picking up odd creatures at the local auction market. We had a myriad of fowl such as guinea hens, English trumpeter pigeons, ducks, geese, and several unique chicken breeds. Included in “Old MacDonald’s Farm” were a few goats, including a ram which didn’t stick around long due to his rank smell and obstinate behavior. Nanny was our longest standing tenant. She became a pet, enjoying our company when we’d bring her fresh water or tether her on a new patch of grass, birthing one set of kids (thanks to the ram’s short-lived stay) which provided opportunity to learn to milk her and enjoy the milk she produced. I’m convinced that some of the animals that Dad brought to our farm were otherwise known as “make-work-
washer & dryer. 10 minutes to new hospital, 1/2 block to con. Store. Discount for elderly, very attractive & clean suite. Phone 306-694-0675 REAL ESTATE RM 193 Eyebrow SK., 6 quarters for sale or for rent b y t e n der:SE-18-21-02-W 3 , SW-18-21-02-W3, NE-0721-02-W3, NW-07-21-02-W3, NW-26-21-02-W3, SW-26-2102-W3, with yard, power, old house, barn and 3 grains bins. Will sell altogether or in different parcels. Highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. Tenders close April 1, 2019. Send tenders to: farmlands. email@example.com MUSIC & INSTRUMENTS For sale: 1 big black speaker on stand with tuning buttons. Ph 972-9172 MISCELLANEOUS 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 a location that suits you. Call or text 1-306-641-4447 For sale: World book child craft $20.00. Country weekly magazines $45.00 or $1.00 each. Phone 306-692-1365. 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 For sale: I new all black sway leather foot stool. Ph 972-9172 Office desk - $10 306-6818749 Assorted kitchen utensils, adjustable bed, home spa and home and garage heaters 306642-3061 LOST & FOUND
Missing: A couple of weeks ago I misplaced a walking cane either at Chateau St. Micheal’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. WANTED 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
projects” for Sis and me; although I don’t disagree at all with the thought behind that idea. I learned to ensure that the animals were well-cared for whether I felt like it or not. Their needs came first. This developed a strong work ethic for me as well as perseverance and learning to take responsibility. Hubby and I agree that it is valuable to raise our girls in the country, despite the sacrifices we’ve had to make (understanding that many are unable to do so and we definitely respect and understand that). Although we’ve downsized from a small ranch to a fairly large acreage, we still encourage our girls by providing the means for them to have animals around. The make-work-projects have been effective to teach our girls the value of hard work and they’ve seen the results that come from caring for livestock and other animals. In her early teens, Big Sweet Pea was responsible to feed the horses throughout the winter months, learning to start and maneuver our “vintage” snow machine while pulling a sled loaded with square bales. She persevered through the cold, wind and blizzard-like conditions over the years to care for the family’s horses. She also carried this on with her flock of chickens she lovingly grew and nurtured; I’m convinced they were the happiest chickens in the country. Lil Sweet Pea is now taking over the reins of
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. 640-7149 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 306-6414447 Wanted: Garage to rent preferably in downtown area. 306684-0506. Guns, I am a licensed gun buyer paying cash for unwanted guns, ammunition, and parts in any condition in Moose Jaw and area. Will meet at a location that suits seller. Call or text 306-641-4447 Tractors. I pay cash for tractors up to 50 HP running or not, and 3-point hitch equipment. Call or text 1-306-641-4447 Wanted: Downtown rental space for a store. Reasonable cost or will also supply security maintenance, cleaning. Can be boiler licensed and have excellent recommendations for last
50 years. 306-684-0506. 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 Junk to the dump in and around Moose Jaw - $35 and up 306-681-8749 220 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
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responsibility as her big sister leaves home to pursue further education. As we seek to navigate through this daunting challenge of raising children, Hubby and I often feel like we are swimming upstream against a society that has groomed children to become entitled; handed whatever they demand and catering to their every desire. The pendulum has definitely swung and it is so easy to be caught up in the flow of it instead of taking a step back to see where we are headed. I know there are some things we would change if we could rewind a few years but since we can’t, we move forward with more determination than ever to make the best informed decisions possible to go against the grain of the status quo. There are several ways we can “turn the ship” and begin to incorporate lifelong lessons that will give our children the tools they need to become men and women of good character and strong work ethic. It is never too late to make adjustments. James 3:4 encourages us in this saying, “...a small rudder makes a huge ship turn wherever the pilot chooses to go, even though the winds are strong.” Take the time to observe what direction your children (grandchildren) are headed. Next week, I’ll share some tips on how to navigate the cultural sea of parenting.
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TRINITY UNITED CHURCH 277 Iroquois St W Moose Jaw, SK Next Service: March 17, 10:30am Rev. Walter Engel
Traditional Anglican Parish Now worshipping at
27 Hochelaga St. W., Moose Jaw
The beautiful home of Central Lutheran Church 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!
Zion United Church
60 Athabasca Street East17, 10:30 a.m. Worship Service, Mar.
306-692-0533 Minister: Tim Ellis, Minister: Rev. JimRev. Tenford Music Director: Bruce Learmonth Music Director: Karen Purdy
Sunday, May 14th, 2017 Living the Questions 2.0 Study Group Worship Service 10:30am Thursdayâ€™s starting March 14 @ 7 p.m. & Sunday School
St. Andrewâ€™s United Church
Celebrating Inclusion For All
Audrey Epp It is with extreme sadness that we say goodbye to Audrey Epp. Audrey was born in Moose Jaw on Sept 25, 1930 and passed away on March 4, 2019 at the Dr F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital with her husband and best friend, David, by her side. Audrey is survived by her husband David (of 65 years), and sons David, Eric, and Brian (Diane); she was grandmother to five grandsons: Andrew, Brian, Jesse, Christian, Tyler and great-grandmother to Allister (son of Andrew & Andrea). Her memory will also be cherished by her special niece Sharleen (John) Langford. She was predeceased by her parents, George and Annie Moore, and her sisters Peggy (Ken) McLelland, Joyce (Norman) Fletcher, and Shirley Mitchell. Audrey was born and raised in Moose Jaw. She loved school excelling in math, English and sports. She played on the basketball team and loved baseball. She moved to New Westminster, BC for a brief time, but missed her beloved prairies too much to stay away. When she began her working life, she worked at the Bank of Commerce and Canadays. In her early married life, Dave and Audrey moved to Lafleche where she was the Secretary Treasurer at the hospital during which time she also raised her three boys. When the family moved back to Moose Jaw in 1967 they purchased Handfield Motors, later renaming it to Epp Motors. They had the car dealership for 15 years. Audrey also worked their grain farm, and loved farming and driving the combine. She was a hard worker, but Audrey also liked to have fun. She was part of the Cosmopolitan Club for many years. She loved going to Temple Gardens on Saturday night to dance the night away with Dave. Her love of sport continued into her adult life: bowling, speed skating, and of course watching and cheering on the Warriors. Audrey was generous of heart, always giving to her family and community; she was involved with Meals on Wheels and also belonged to the United Church for over 60 years. Audrey was a wonderful wife, partner, mother and friend. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. As an expression of sympathy, donations made in memory of Audrey to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. The Epp family would like to say a heartfelt thank you to all of the staff at the Dr F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital for their wonderful, compassionate care. A Funeral Service was held on Monday, March 11, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Zion United Church, 423 Main St N, Moose Jaw, SK, with Reverend Tim Ellis officiating. In living memory of Audrey a memorial tree planting will be made by Jones-Parkview Funeral Services. Please see our online book of condolences at www.parkviewfuneralchapel.ca or www.wjjonesandson.com (Obituaries). Kelly Scott, Funeral Director.
60 Athabasca Street East 306-692-0533 Minister: Rev. Jim Tenford
Music Director: Karen Purdy â€˘ Choir Director: Jenna Nash
10:30 am Worship Service & Sunday School Sunday, March 17th, 2019
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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
Div. of W.J. Jones & Son Limited & Parkview Funeral Chapel Inc
George J. Oâ€™Connor
Jessie Irene Wedhorn (Boan), aged 90 years of Moose Jaw, SK passed away on Wednesday, March 6th, 2019. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, March 15th, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home. Garry Giofu will officiate and a private family interment will take place in Sunset Cemetery. Jessie will be lovingly remembered by her son, Randy; daughter, Ronda; grandchildren, Jacob and Tye; and brother, Earl Boan. A full obituary will appear at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. James Murdock, Funeral Director 306-693-4550 www.moosejawfuneralhome.com
FYSH It is with great sadness that the family of Barry Ross Fysh announce his passing on Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 at Providence Place in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Barry was born the 6th child of Charles and Eileen Fysh on November 23rd, 1928. He was predeceased by his parents; sisters: Vera (Jarvis) Bullied, Gweneth (Sydney) Carter, and Patricia (Fred) Crosbie; brothers, Cliff (Bernetta) and Cyril; Cyrilâ€™s daughter-in-law, Ruth; infant sons, Rex and Daniel; and daughter-in-law, Brenda Fysh. Barry will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by his wife of 66 years, Maida; daughter, Brenda Fysh (Jerry Loftus); son, Greg Fysh; daughter, Connie (Barry) Ashworth. Barry adored his grandchildren, his great and his great-great grandchildren, and they adored him right back: Dawn (Trevor) Branton, Ryan (Alysha), Brianna, Tyvan, Jocelyne Weinbender, Amber and Chance, Crystal (Travis) Hilton, Emily and Tayla, Jeremy Sanderson (Nicole LeNouail), Michael (Kristin Svedahl), Scott (Kaymee Pedeerson), Kiam and Ella, Jennifer (Andrew) Alaric, Zander and Savana, Mykayla, Shane Ashworth (Erin Farnel), and Sheldon (Stephanie) Ashworth; as well as several cousins and many nieces and nephews. Barry was raised and lived on the family farm west of Crestwynd all of his farming and ranching years. When they retired from farming, Barry and Maida moved into Moose Jaw. He served on the R.M. of Hillsborough Council first as a councilman, finally as the Reeve, and he was also on the ambulance board. He was a lifetime member of the Elks Club. Barry was enthusiastically involved in sports â€“ with a particular love for playing and coaching baseball and finally for curling. He was a master mechanic, even though he had no training. He was a committed community member involved in every aspect of rural community life. Barry thoroughly enjoyed Sunday drives wherever the road may take him and they usually ended with an ice cream treat. Second to none, Barry had a deep dedication to and love for his family. Each grandchild that came along had a special place in Barryâ€™s heart, and they could always expect a smile on his face and a mischievous twinkle in his eye. The family would like to extend their appreciation to a very special nephew of Barryâ€™s, Bob Bullied. Bob, your dedication to your Uncle Barry will not be forgotten, nor will your unfailing support of the rest of the family. We love you. Weâ€™d like to thank the staff of Providence Place for their kindness and compassionate treatment of Barry. Weâ€™d also like to thank the West Park Crossing staff who continued to visit Barry after he moved to Providence Place. A Celebration of Barryâ€™s life will be held on Saturday, March 16th, 2019 from 2:00 till 5:00 p.m. in the Harvey Room at Moose Jaw Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations in Barryâ€™s name may be made to the Providence Place Foundation Inc, 100 â€“ 2nd Ave NE, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 1B8. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Michelle Surtees Funeral Director 306693-4550 www.moosejawfuneralhome.com
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FORTMAN ADELMAN It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Iris Doreen Adelman (nĂŠe: Emmerson) on Thursday, February 28th, 2019 at the age of 71 years. Iris was born September 24th, 1947 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. She was predeceased by her parents, her brother Vernon, and her daughter Carla. Iris is survived by her loving husband of 36 years, David; sister, Anita McLauchlan (Grant); sister-in-law, Linda Schierling (Ralph); brother-in-law, Tim Adelman; daughter, Brenda Wilson and her children Jorden Berger (Angela) and Jenna-Lee Berger (Dustin); sons: Dale Wilson (Jacqui) and their daughter Talissa (Michael), and Kyle Adelman (Jenna) and their daughter Ellie; stepsons: Tarek Adelman (Amy) and their children Zakhary and Zosia, andÂ Scott Adelman (Stacey) and their children Melissa, Jessica, and Stephanie; great-grandchildren: Kieran, Aiden, and Izabel; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Iris worked at the Public Regional Library for 13 years and then was self-employed. She will be forever remembered for how much she loved her family, her church, and her passion for painting, and love of animals. She was an avid volunteer and would raise money for different charities. Her favourite past time was to socialize, travel, spend time with her sister, and entertain family and friends. The Funeral Service was held on Sunday, March 10th, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in Hillcrest Apostolic Church, 1550 Main St N, Moose Jaw, SK. Pastor Steve Atkins officiated and a tea followed in the fellowship hall. A private family interment will be held at Sunset Cemetery at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Irisâ€™ name may be made to Kedleston Gospel Camp, 808 Assiniboine Ave E, Regina, SK S4V 0K6 or Diabetes Canada, PO Box 1223 Stn. 15, Toronto, ON M4P 9Z9. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Gary McDowell, Funeral Director 306-6934550 www.moosejawfuneralhome.com
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Margaret Fortman, aged 93 years of Moose Jaw, SK passed away on Monday, March 4th, 2019. Margaret was born on September 4th, 1925 in Mawer, SK. She was predeceased by her parents, Peter and Clara (Ask) Makaluk; infant brothers, Percy and Raymond; brother, Paul; husband, Bill Fortman; twin infant daughters, Marsha Ray and Debra Fay; and grandson, Travis Fortman. Margaret is survived by her children: Colleen (Craig) Lawrence, Susan (Dave) Foster, Dave (Brenda) Fortman, Brian (Linda) Fortman, Kevin Fortman, and Murray (Sherry) Fortman; daughterin-law, Shona Fortman; grandchildren: Chad Lawrence, Curtiss (Tahrika) Lawrence, Christa (Luke) Ashworth, Courtney Foster, Autumn (Dustin) Lillejord, Donna Daley, Brandon Fortman, Hayley Fortman, Nicholas Fortman, Lisa (Trent) Huebner, and Chad (Tara) Isfeld; as well as 15 great-grandchildren. Margaret was totally blind since the age of 14, yet still managed to raise 6 children, bake bread and buns daily, and later in life hold down a full-time job at Churchill Park Greenhouse Co-op for many years, a job she really loved and she later became a board member for the Greenhouse. Margaret loved her grandkids and they all knew they could drop in at any time for a visit or food or whatever they needed. Christmas Eve was a tradition at Grannyâ€™s and was a family pot luck of epic proportions. Margaret lived life to the fullest and tried many things including cross country skiing, ceramics, macramĂŠ chairs, and knitting. Margaret and Bill lived on 3rd Ave NE for 53 years, then Margaret moved into Victoria Towers and later on to High Park Towers, where she enjoyed many a bingo and card game. Margaret was also a member of the Red Hat Society and a long-time member of Central Lutheran Church. The Funeral Service was held on Monday, March 11th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home. Reverend Doug Shepherd officiated and interment has taken place at Rosedale Cemetery. Margaret loved bright colors, especially purple, so please wear something bright to remember her! As an expression of sympathy, donations in Margaretâ€™s name may be made to The Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 2160 Broad St, Regina, SK S4P 1Y5. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. James Murdock, Funeral Director 306-693-4550 www.moosejawfuneralhome.com
George J. Oâ€™Connor
Help patients on their road to recovery with a memorial gift to support the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital Please contact us for more information. Moose Jaw Health Foundation 55 Diefenbaker Drive Moose Jaw, SK S6J 0C2 Phone (306) 694-0373
Doris Duke DUKE, Doris Grace passed away at Dr. F. H. Wigmore Regional Hospital on March 3, 2019. She was predeceased by her parents Bertie and Doris Jones; brother Edward who died in infancy; sisters Audrey McMaster of Regina, and Bertyl Smith of Regina and brother-in-law Robert McMaster. She is survived by her daughter Grace Eileen Duke of Airdrie Alberta; niece Charlotte (Arnold) Rasmussen; nephews Glenn (Carlisle), Greg (Stacey) and Sheldon Smith and brother-in-law Bill Smith.Â Doris was born on the family farm in the Dummer district. She attended schools at Dummer and later came to Moose Jaw and resided there until her passing. She worked at several places in Moose Jaw, one being Western Drilling Supplies for 13 years in accounting. She worked for 18 years as a legal secretary. Upon retirement she enjoyed her home and garden and flowers. She also enjoyed knitting, crocheting and embroidery work and bowling.Â Visitation will take on Wednesday March 6, 2019 from 10:30AM to 11:30AM at W.J. Jones Chapel. A Funeral Services will be held at W.J. Jones Chapel, 106 Athabasca St. E. on Wednesday March 6, 2019 at 1:00PM with internment to follow Rosedale Cemetery. Reverend David Moore will officiate. Memorial donations may be made to the CNIB, 3301 â€“ 8th S.t E. #201, Saskatoon, SK S7H 5K5. In loving memory of Doris, a memorial tree planting will be made by Jones-Parkview Funeral Services. Please sign the memorial register at website: www.wjjonesandson.com or www. parkviewfuneralchapel.ca (Obituaries). Dayna Chamberlain - Funeral Director
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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.
NOON HOUR SLIDES AT MJ PUBLIC LIBRARY THEATRE 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 www.riverviewalumni.org THE GOOD FOOD BOX has started again for the new year. The dates are as follows: March 20 Money due, pick up GFB March 26th/April 3 money due, pick up GFB April 9/April 17 money due, pick up GFB April 30. PANCAKE BREAKFAST with proceeds to the 15 Wing Fellowship is planned for Tuesday, March 12 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Smitty’s in the Town ’N’ Country Mall. The Fellowship is working in conjunction with the Military Family Resource Centre in support of the Smitty’s initiative to assist military families and veterans. Military personnel and Fellowship members will be on hand to assist at the breakfast. THE MOOSE JAW STAMP CLUB will meet Wed., Mar. 13, and Mar. 27, at 7:00 pm at the Lindale School staff room, 1322 11th Ave. NW (north entrance). Visitors are always welcome. Call 306-693-5705 for more information. ST. JOSEPH’S CHURCH RENOVATION FUNDRAISER will be held Thursday, March 14 from 5 to 9pm at The Crushed Can:1/2 rack ribs. Cost $20. Tickets available at the door. Contact Elaine Anton 306.313.6787. 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, Anne@gosouthwest.ca or Elizabeth@gosouthwest.ca. YOUR FAMILY TREE: ANCESTRY AND FAMILYSEARCH will take place on Thursday March 14th at 2:30 pm at the Public Library. Wanting help with a family ancestry research project? Members of Moose Jaw Genealogical Society will be here to help. Admission is free. Everyone is 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.” A CANADIAN FIREARMS SAFETY COURSE will be held in Moose Jaw on Saturday March 16th at 8am. This is a one-day training course for those wishing to obtain their Possession and Acquisition License (PAL) for non-restricted firearms. This is the license required for most hunting rifles and shotguns. For those wishing to obtain their Restricted Possession and Acquisition License (RPAL for handguns and restricted long guns) a course will
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be held on Sunday March 17th. You must pass the nonrestricted course prior to the restricted course. At the end of each course you will take a written and a practical test. After passing these tests you will receive the paperwork to apply for your PAL or RPAL. The courses will be at the South Saskatchewan Wildlife Assoc (276 Home St East, Moose Jaw). The cost of each course is $125. For further information contact Nolan at (306) 313-7715 or email@example.com. 2ND ANNUAL SVDIC CHILI COOK-OFF on March 16th from 4pm-9pm in Spring Valley. Bring Your Best Chili to be in the running for People”s Choice 1st and 2nd Prize. Tickets Adults $10, Kids 12 under $5, Preschool Free. Sample all varieties of Chili, Buns, Cheese Biscuits, Drink and Ice Cream bar included. Chili Dogs will also be served. Don’t forget to enter your vote for best Chili!! Tickets will be available at the door or in advance at the RM Office. For Adult Beverages Beer and Coolers will be sold at the bar. Please RSVP to enter your Pot of Chili by March 13, 2019 or for more info call Julie @690-1215 or Patricia 690-9706 MOOSE JAW PUBLIC LIBRARY SUBSCRIPTION TO TUMBLEBOOKLIBRARY DATABASE is available from the homepage of www.moosejawlibrary. ca or www.palliserlibrary.ca. TumbleBookLibrary is a curated database of children’s e-books, with over 1100 titles for grades K-6. TumbleBookLibrary includes animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, Graphic Novels, national geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French. With TumbleBookLibrary there are no check-out times or wait lists; the books are always available! 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. 15 WING FELLOWSHIP SIXTH ANNUAL MUSICAL SWING CONCERT Sunday, March 17 at 1 p.m. at Timothy Eaton Gardens on Main Street. Some of the afternoon’s entertainment will include Capt. Rich MacDougall and the Cadors, Anne-Marie Rouault, Alethia and the Alleycats, Annie MacLeod, Kelly Sapergia and Ted McHolm and a musical group from Peacock Collegiate. Admission is $6 with tickets at the door. The program will include a penny parade, draws and refreshments. Proceeds will support assistance for military families, veterans and community projects. 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. TUXFORD PANCAKE BREAKFAST at the Tuxford Community Hall will be held Sunday, March 17th from 10-11am. Cost $7 Adults/$3 Children over 5yrs. Scrambled eggs, pancakes, hash-browns, meat varies monthly, coffee, tea or juice. Don’t be surprised when the eggs are green. 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. TINTAMARRE FRANSASKOIS CEREMONY will be held on the 19th of March at 10am departing from Crescent Park. For information call 306.692.8112. FAMILY FUN TECH NIGHT will take place on Tuesday, March 19th at 7:00pm at the Public Library. This is a program for kids of any age with their parents, grandparents or other family members to explore maker and tech activities. Admission is free. Everyone is welcome. SASKATCHEWAN SUPERANNUATED TEACHERS LUNCHEON will be held Wednesday
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March 20th at 10:30 @ Moose Jaw Legion, 268 High St. W. Cost: $15/Members-$20/Non-members. Speaker: Artist Laura Hamilton Followed by Classic Roast Beef Dinner. Please book your ticket, by contacting: Pam Diacon 306-693-7914 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FEDERAL RETIREES (NAFR) # 23 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING will be held March 20th (Wed) at Timothy Eaton Gardens. There will be a Roast Beef supper with dessert at 6 pm with the meeting following. Tickets for the supper are currently on sale at Timothy Gardens for members. Cost $10pp. Limited number of tickets. No tickets sold at the door. Last date to buy tickets is March 18th (Mon). National Association of Federal Retirees advocate to protect pensions. Call President Barry 306-692-7978 for info. THE ABC’S OF DEMENTIA – Learn the Warning Signs of Dementia on Wednesday, March 20th from 7-8pm at Chez Nous Senior Citizens Home, 1101 Grafton Ave. No registration required. 40TH ANNUAL ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES SHOW, VEHICLE PARTS SALE by Sukanen Ship Museum at Exhibition grounds Friday, March 22 from 12-8 p.m., and Saturday March 23 from 9 - 5 p.m. For information call Garry at 306 692 4755. THE MOOSE JAW ART GUILD will meet Fri., Mar. 22, at 1:00 pm at the Canadian Legion Hall, 268 High Street West. The program will be several members giving retrospective talks about their work. Visitors are welcome. For more information call 306-692-5773. TOASTMASTERS in SW Sask Area Humorous and International contests will be March 23 from 1-4pm in WestParkCrossing, 1801 Meir Drive. Everyone welcome. Phone 306 690 8739 for more info. 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. MOOSE JAW THUNDER CREEK MODEL TRAIN SHOW will be held Saturday, March 23rd and Sunday, March 24th from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Regular Admission applies; Free for WDM members. Cash only Concession. “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 www.moosejawculture.ca 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. JAMES COGHLIN – PIANIST in Concert at Zion United Church on Friday, March 29th at 7;30 pm. Adults $20/Seniors & Students $12. For further information contact 306.692.3842. IRISH STEW SUPPER & AUCTION at Minto United Church on Saturday, March 30th. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. UCW Supper at 6:00 p.m. Tickets $15 (children 12 and under free). Contact Linda @ 306 694 1209 or the church office (Tuesday to Thursday) @306 693 6148 for tickets. Men’s Club Auction to follow supper. Auctioneer Tom Steen. Everyone welcome to join in the fun. 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 email@example.com 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.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 festivalofwords.com - $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.
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TAP Toastmasters Club 1422, Moose Jaw, hosted an open-house recently to give guests an overview of the benefits of being part of Toastmasters International and what their meetings each week entail. TAP Toastmasters is a non-profit organization which provides communication and leadership training. Members enhance their skills and experience personal and professional development in a mutually supportive and friendly atmosphere. TAP Toastmasters meets on Tuesdays at the boardroom at Sask. Polytechnic at 7pm. Anyone 19 years or over can become a member. President of TAP Toastmasters Cathy Morrell says the group was happy to host this open-house that communicates what TAP Toastmasters is all about. She noted that being part of Toastmasters can help in achieving personal development skills and outlined other benefits such as aiding in professional development, becoming more confident while speaking and sharpening leadership skills. â€œWe encourage people to come on out on any Tuesday night at 7pm to meet with us. We do a lot of programs; thereâ€™s a lot to learn such as listening skills, communication and leadership skills. All of us here at Toastmasters have shown personal improvements and a lot have come and moved on to better jobs as a result of the skills they gained here at Toastmasters,â€? Morrell said. â€œAt our meetings, we practice public speaking and we have speeches on just about anything. We are also able to facilitate persons working on presentations where they can come and do their presentations with us and theyâ€™re able to learn how to
President of TAP Toastmasters, Cathy Morrell.
improve those presentations.â€? Kelly Sapergia, who has been a long-time member of Tap Toastmasters said the club has helped him boost his self-confidence over the years. At the open-house, Sapergia who is visually impaired, gave an impeccable presentation about reading in Braille and how visually impaired individuals use it to boost their lives and become as informed and involved as possible. Sapergiaâ€™s delivery of his speech on Braille was well-received as he showed off the skills he has learned as a member of TAPS Toastmasters. He encourages others in the community to join the club, proving that that there are no limits to achieving any form of personal development. â€œIâ€™ve been a member of Toastmasters since 2006â€”13 years and itâ€™s been a very important aspect of my life. It has helped with my public speaking skills as
well as helped me with my confidence in a number of areas. There are many activities that Iâ€™ve been involved in that I probably wouldnâ€™t have been part of had it not been for Toastmasters. If youâ€™re looking for a club that will boost your confidence, Toastmasters is definitely for you. Not only do you have personal and professional development, but you also get to meet some great people here.â€? Some of the benefits of becoming a Toastmasters member are: Participation in a unique and proven program for developing your communication and leadership skills; a positive and supportive atmosphere in a community of learners; the opportunity to find your voice while learning to tell your story with confidence; unlimited opportunities to personal and professional growth; access to educational materials and resources on public speaking, listening skills,
meeting protocol, use of technology in presentations and effective communication in conference and meetings; a free subscription to Toastmaster, a monthly magazine that provides insights on communication, leadership, club activities and other relevant topics and experience in leadership development through training and club involvement. The mission of a Toastmaster Club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth. If you want to become part of TAP Toastmasters or find out more about the organization, you can visit their website at www.1422TAP.toastmastersclubs.org or call Cathy Morrell President/Treasurer at 306-630-7015.
Club member Kelly Sapergia gives a speech.
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5% on 2 major appliances or 10% on 3 or more major appliances * Excludes Laundry • March 7 - 27
March 13th, 2019