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The signing of a new collective agreement between the City of Moose Jaw and its police union sends a message that the municipality’s police officers are valued, the union says. “Different communities are facing different economic challenges across the province, but we were able to work through some challenges … ,” said Taylor Mickleborough, vice-president of the Moose Jaw Police Association. “We can get back to focusing on what we love to do, which is serving the community, rather than sitting at the negotiating table.” In looking at the salaries of other Canadian Police Chief Rick Bourassa, Mayor Fraser Tolmie, Taylor Mickleborough and Taylor policing agencies, it was important to nar- Elder, president of the Moose Jaw Police Association, gather at city hall after the row that salary gap here, he continued. The signing of a new collective agreement. Photo by Jason G. Antonio union is pleased with its members’ efforts throughout the community. • In Moose Jaw, the salary of a constable Moose Jaw’s police force is currently deal“We feel it is a fair deal,” Mickleborough ranges from $69,208.55 to $106,357.12 to ing with some major challenges, such as added. $123,330.53. crystal meth, Tolmie said. However, ofThe Moose Jaw Board of Police Commis• In Prince Albert, the salary range for a ficers are building positive relationships sioners and the police association reached constable is from $73,428.69 to $109,079.24 throughout the community. For example, an agreement on April 1 after more than to $113,186.48. they hand out positive tickets in the sumtwo years of negotiations. The agreement • In Regina, the salary of a constable rang- mer to youths demonstrating safe becovers the period from Jan. 1, 2016 to Dec. es from $52,531 to $111,398 to $120,221. haviours. They also go into schools to help 31, 2020. It includes salary increases of 2.75 The agreement was officially signed on students understand the role police play. per cent in 2017, 2.25 per cent in 2018, 1.9 April 3 at city hall. Mayor Fraser Tolmie, Having a police contract that runs until Deper cent in 2019 and 2.5 per cent in 2020. chair of the board of police commissioners, cember 2020 is important since it removes According to the 2017 public accounts reand Mickleborough each signed on behalf a stressful issue from the minds of officers, port: of their respective organizations. Tolmie said. A signed deal means the board Tolmie was elected in October 2016, which of police commissioners and the union can is also roughly when negotiations began. move forward without an unsigned conHe explained that he had to see both sides tract hovering over them. of the negotiations when going through “We think it’s a fair contract and they agree this process. It was a different experience (as well),” added Tolmie. for him since this negotiation came so early The negotiation teams participated in a in his mayoral career. lengthy bargaining process that was imThe goal is to settle negotiations quickly, portant, but was also challenging, said but sometimes conversations need to hap- Police Chief Rick Bourassa. Sometimes Mayor Fraser Tolmie, chair of the Moose pen, he continued. Deep discussions were groups don’t always get what they want Jaw Board of Police Commissioners, and required to understand why certain de- during negotiations. However, with this Taylor Mickleborough, vice-president of mands were coming forward. He compared agreement in place, both parties can focus the Moose Jaw Police Association, offi- it to pealing the layers of an onion. on keeping the community safe and harcially sign the new collective bargaining “On the whole, I think the negotiations monious. agreement at city hall. The contract ex- went very well concerning the result,” Tol- “We have a very busy police service,” he pires in December 2020. Photo by Jason mie said. “We’re very proud of our police added. “It’s good to get that out of the way.” G. Antonio force.”

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Victim services receives overwhelming response to open house More than 40 potential volunteers pack police station classroom to offer help to organization Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

Potential volunteers for the recent Moose Jaw Police Service victim services open house arriving a few minutes later than start time were locked out due to an overwhelming response in attendance. Moose Jaw victim services co-ordinator Donna Blondeau explained, “We were absolutely filled to capacity and we had to turn people away, we didn’t expect anywhere near that many people,� she said. “There were about 40 people in our classroom, which holds about 25 or 26, we had chairs pushed every which way, people standing and people sitting. It was quite crowded and we had no space even for the people who showed up, so we basically

had to shut it down.� So many people showed up to offer help to victims of crime in Moose Jaw that they couldn’t even deal with the number. And when you know what victim services is responsible for – providing emotional and practical support during the first few critical hours after a crime, help prepare victims for court and help lessen the effects crime has on its victims – that’s all the more impressive. “I was actually quite overwhelmed, because we’ve never done this before and certainly I think this a good way of getting people out and finding out if people are interested, is this something you want

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“I was actually quite overwhelmed, because we’ve never done this before...� -Moose Jaw victim services co-ordinator Donna Blondeau



The main goal of the open house was to increase the number of volunteers available for follow-up in local victim services programs, with the aim of reaching out to and assisting as many victims of crime as possible while also making sure they have the necessary follow-up. “It’s great to see that we have so many people who are willing to commit and devote several hours a week to make sure

people are being assisted,â€? Blondeau said. A major area of improvement they’re looking for is in call-out situations, where volunteers will be available to help a victim on short notice. “We don’t have a list right now, we did have, but our numbers have decreased to the point that we don’t any more,â€? Blondeau explained. “So we’re hoping we’ll find people who are willing to be called out after hours because these things don’t happen from nine-to-five all the time.â€? Potential volunteers will fill out a recruitment form, after which individuals will be selected and contacted for an interview and things will continue from there. Whether or not another open house will be held it the near future is up in the air, but after how things went the first time around, it might not be necessary for quite some time. “We’ll kind of see where things are at,â€? Blondeau said. “People are busy with their lives‌ so we may look at doing another in the fall and if need be we certainly will.â€?

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Moose Jaw’s Christine Boyczuk to receive Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal Moose Jaw Express Staff

Moose Jaw’s Christine Boyczuk is one of 15 recipients to receive this year’s Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal. Lt.-Gov. W. Thomas Molloy announced the recipients in a news release on April 3. The 15 Saskatchewan residents will receive this prestigious award on April 9 at a ceremony held in their honour during National Volunteer Week. “The Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal allows us to acknowledge our outstanding citizens who have made extraordinary contributions through their volunteer efforts,” Molloy said in the news release. “Saskatchewan is home to numerous capable volunteers without whom many programs and initiatives would not be possible. These impressive recipients exemplify generosity and I congratulate each of them on this well-deserved honour.” According to the news release, Boyczuk is passionate about collaborating with others in establishing programs for children and youths in Moose Jaw. These programs include summer literacy

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camps for children, autism camps (The Moxie Club), and planning the Strong Start Family Centre. Boyczuk worked to establish the HUB approach in Moose Jaw, an intervention program for at-risk individuals, the implementation of the drug treatment court, and the region-wide Violence Threat Risk Assessment Protocol and Process (VTRA). Boyczuk is the recipient of the Saskatch-

Christine Boyczuk will receive the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal on April 9 at Government House in Regina. Photo by Matthew Gourlie

ewan Centennial Medal, the 2014 Community Safety Award, the 2016 Business Women Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2017 Citizen of the Year Award. The Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal (SVM) was established in 1995 to recognize the extraordinary work done by volunteers across the province. Since

its establishment, the SVM has been awarded to 204 Saskatchewanians. For more information about the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal, or to nominate someone for other Saskatchewan honours and awards, visit

Change of appointment Ceremony The change of appointment ceremony held recently at 15 Wing included laughter, a few tears and genuine appreciation of his colleagues during his time as the Wing Chief Warrant Officer. Chief John Hall said his goodbyes to Moose Jaw as he prepares to take up new duties as Chief WO at 2 Canadian Air Division in Winnipeg. He has been in Moose Jaw for close to two years. The new Chief is no stranger to 15 Wing. Chief Marlene Shillingford served as the first female technician with the Snowbirds for the 1993-94 season and became the first female crew chief for the Snowbirds in 2007. Official documents were signed by Shillingford, left; Hall, right; and 15 Wing Commander Col. Denis O’Reilly, centre. On the table is the official cane of the Wing Chief Warrant Officer, made from wood taken from a hangar at 16 Wing Borden. Joyce Walter photo

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Festivals provide cultural stage Concert halls and church sanctuaries in Moose Jaw were filled with the wonderful sounds of music as this year’s Moose Jaw Music Festival again held the stage in Moose Jaw. Joyce Walter This music came from all For Moose Jaw Express young and adolescent participants as the annual music, dance, band and choral festivals got under way. These festivals are part of the ongoing cultural life of Moose Jaw, a side of the city that is sometimes forgotten in the rush to the hockey rinks, soccer fields and ball diamonds. Moose Jaw has a proud history in the longevity of musically-engaged festivals and during the years has produced numerous performers who have excelled on the local stage and then went on to provincial, national and even world prominence. When these individuals are asked to comment on what influenced their later successes, most will point to the opportunities they received during local festivals where they learned from skilled adjudicators and clinicians, and were able to win scholarships to aid in their future studies. They will also give credit to their music, dance, choral or instrumental teachers who painstakingly listened to all those missed notes or steps and overcame some resistance to the practice, practice, practice theorem that most instructors try to instil in each student. Those teachers in turn are thrilled to stand in the wings to listen to their students impress the adjudicators, or to simply surpass their own expectations. Parents must also receive some of the accolades for insisting that cultural endeavours make for a well-rounded child. School programs over the years have been especially important for planting the seeds of musical appreciation and providing opportunities for students to play in a school band or sing in a choir. Not all festival participants will set their sights on a musical or dance career but they will always have the knowledge gained through private, group and festival lessons. Volunteers who spend their time organizing festivals in the community are often the unsung heroes, spending countless hours rounding up scholarship sponsors, laying out program schedules, engaging clinicians, booking halls and tending to the needs that come with such events. Thank you from the community to everyone who was involved in Moose Jaw’s festivals now and throughout the years. Joyce Walter can be reached at Send your letters to the editor to: or 888-241-5291 All columns, letters to the editor and editorials are solely the personal opinions of the writers themselves and not necessarily the opinions of The Moose Jaw Express. The contents of this publication are the property of the Moose Jaw Express. Reproduction of any of the contents of this publication, including, but without limiting the generality of the following: photographs, artwork and graphic designs, is strictly prohibited. There shall be no reproduction without the express written consent of the publisher. All ads in the Moose Jaw Express are published in good faith without verification. The Moose Jaw Express reserves the right to refuse, classify, revise or censor any ads for any reason in its sole discretion. This paper may include inaccuracies or errors. The Moose Jaw Value Express does not under any circumstances accept responsibility for the accuracy or otherwise of any ads or messages in any of the publications editions. The Moose Jaw Express specifically disclaims all and any liability to advertisers and readers of any kind for loss or damage of any nature what-so-ever and however arising, whether due to inaccuracy, error, omission or any other cause. All users are advised to check ad and message details carefully before entering into any agreement of any kind and before disclosing personal information. If in doubt, please take legal advice.

Opposition pushing for $15 minimum wage in Saskatchewan Matthew Gourlie

It is a mantle that no province seemingly wants to own. On Oct. 1 the Saskatchewan provincial government increased the minimum wage by 10 cents to $11.06 per hour which meant it was no longer home to the lowest minimum wage in the country. On April 1, Nova Scotia raised its minimum wage for experienced workers by 55 cents, up to $11.55 per hour, leaving Saskatchewan as the lowest minimum wage in the country once more. The Saskatchewan New Democrats would like to see the minimum wage increase to $15 per hour. The fall provincial NDP leader Ryan Meili introduced a bill that would phase in the increase to $15 per hour by 2022. “If we keep going the way we’re going, we’re not just going to be last, we’re going to be last with a vengeance,” said Warren McCall, NDP Critic for Labour Relations and Workplace Safety. “Instead of the dime increase that folks got in October, we would like to see better increases and better gains because the folks that are working for minimum wage right now underwrite this by the record numbers of folks using the Food Bank. “We want to see a minimum wage that bears a better resemblance to actual funds capable of paying the monthly bills.” Since 2011, the governing Sask Party has used an indexation formula to calculate regular changes to the minimum wage. “They seem to be sticking to their position that the current formula is the best approach and that has produced a minimum wage in Saskatchewan that is the worst in the nation as of April 1,” McCall said. “I think the idea of indexation is fine, but if you start with a floor that is exceedingly low, it’s not going to do what a minimum wage should do – which is bare some relation to the poverty line.” Warren Michelson, Sask Party MLA for Moose Jaw North, said that there are a lot of factors that come into play when it comes to compensation beyond just the minimum wage, including levels of taxation. “You have to look at the total tax rate you’re paying and your take-home pay that is involved as well. With the higher exemption that we brought in, there are 112,000 people that have been taken off the tax rolls completely,” Michelson said. “(Provincial Labour Minister Don Morgan) pointed out that there could be a detrimental effect according to the Bank of Canada that there could be 60,000 jobs lost across Canada” by having an immediate increase to a $15 minimum wage. Morgan said that Saskatchewan is at or around the na-

Warren McCall, NDP Critic for Labour Relations and Workplace Safety.

tional average when it comes to take-home pay despite having the lowest minimum wage. One of the main arguments against a minimum wage increase is the subsequent increased cost to businesses, particularly local businesses and fear of full-time jobs being lost. “Jurisdictions where they have a high minimum wage in Canada, it generally does not coincide with economic wrack and ruin,” McCall said. “That generally proves to be more of a scare tactic than actual reality.” Currently, a full-time minimum wage job in Saskatchewan yields $1,917.06 per month before taxes working 40 hours per week. McCall notes that given the real struggle for minimum wage earners to even survive, it follows that any extra money that goes into a minimum wage increase would then go back into local economies. “Once was the time that Henry Ford understood that if he wanted his workers to buy his cars, he had to pay them a wage that was capable of purchasing his product,” McCall said. “I think it would be good if folks would bear that in mind – this isn’t money that’s going into out-of-the-country vacations or luxury goods that aren’t produced in Canada. This is money that all goes back into the local economy.”

Cultural Centre marquee being upgraded Replaced but not changed: the Cultural Centre’s marquee is being rejuvenated due to aging. Larissa Kurz

The iconic marquee on the front of the Cultural Centre’s building is being replaced, although not for a lack of love for the old signage. “[The work being done is] a revitalization of the existing marquee sign that was there,” said Cory Oakes, Parks and Recreation Operations manager and representative of the project. “So the goal is to basically modernize it with keeping the original look but in more lasting and environmentally proven materials.” The marquee was originally built out of The old marquee is waterlogged and heavier than the supports materials not meant to withstand the envi- were built to handle, which raises safety concerns. ronment for so long and was beginning to exhibit some concerns. Waterlogged and aging, the structural integrity of the signage prompted questions of safety, and work began to recreate the sign exactly but in more durable, modern materials. “We’re trying to keep it the same sign,” said Oakes. “We’ve had a local fabricator basically match it except in modern materials — so steel and aluminum and powder coating and those sorts of things that’ll last for the next 60 years as opposed to the next 10.” The new sign is expected to be installed by the end of July, although sooner would be ideal for Oakes as the marquee is a notable part of the historical downtown vibe and the Cultural Centre is a hub of activity in the city. “Just with the amount of activities and foot traffic that goes by there — it’s a historic building,” said Oakes. “It’s important because there are lots of different events that go on there, high profile events, and a heritage site should always be maintained.” The Heritage Committee is a part of the project as the Cultural Centre is a heritage building, and the city is footing the cost of the project.

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WDM’s Easter Funday to feature games, crafts and scavenger hunt By Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express Reporter

The Western Development Museum (WDM) in Moose Jaw is inviting all families with young children to participate in an Easter Funday afternoon full of activities. Taking place on Saturday, April 13 from 1 to 4 p.m., the Easter Funday will feature games, crafts, a scavenger hunt, photo booth and goodie bag for little visitors. This is a come-and-go event, so you can arrive at the museum in between those times. Regular museum admission still applies, so adults will have to pay $10, seniors $9 and students $7. It costs $4 for children ages six and 12, while families with children under age 18 are $25 and pre-school children under age five are free. Admission is free to WDM members. “People should come out because it’s always a great day to visit the WDM,” said Karla Rasmussen, education and public programs co-ordinator. “Even if you’ve been up here a million times and you’re a Moose Javian and you think you’ve seen it all, maybe you’ll be walking through a gallery and notice something you’ve never seen before.” The hope is visitors will become im-

mersed in the displays and learn something new, Rasmussen continued. While the displays rarely change — sometimes new exhibits are showcased — there is always plenty to see since there is more than 100,000 square feet of display space. Last year there were many new visitors who participated in the Easter Funday, recalled Rasmussen. These eager participants lined up at the front doors before the museum volunteers had even arrived. While this event is geared to families with children under age seven, any age can also participate. Rasmussen believes one of the most special activities during the Funday is the scavenger hunt. Participants will solve riddles by visiting different displays throughout the building and collecting plastic Easter eggs. Once all the eggs have been discovered, participants can bring their bag to the front and exchange it for a goodie bag of toys and treats. The goal is to get visitors to visit every gallery in the building at least once. “It might introduce some new visitors to come up and see our museum (who) otherwise wouldn’t maybe stop by for a regular visit,” Rasmussen said. “It’s a neat way to website receives more funding from provincial government Moose Jaw Express Staff

Saskatchewan employers and job seekers will continue to have access to the website, after the provincial government provided funding for the platform in its recent budget. Dubbed as the province’s largest job-matching platform, the 2019-20 budget provided an extra $430,000 to maintain the website. That funding also supports the National Job Bank service, which entered into a partnership with the Province of Saskatchewan in May 2018 to provide enhance features and services. This partnership improves how employers and job seekers can advertise, recruit and search for jobs in Saskatchewan. “We heard from employers and job seekers loud and clear on the importance of keeping as an option for our

labour market,” Jeremy Harrison, minister of immigration and Career Training, said in news release. “Offering this website, in addition to the enhanced services offered by the National Job Bank, is providing Saskatchewan people with the right balance in functionality and service to grow their careers and to grow our economy.” More than 5,600 Saskatchewan job seekers have registered on the National Job Bank website, according to the Saskjobs. ca website. The benefits of registering with the national database include: thousands of job postings, employment information, career-planning tools, an online resumé builder, job-matching and jobalert services and services in both official languages.

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Looking Forward to Camping Season MLAs Column

Warren Michelson Moose Jaw North

Saskatchewan Provincial Parks are a spectacular part of our province. We have such diverse geography that there is something, somewhere in our Provincial Parks, for everyone. Our parks continue to be an important destination, attracting visitors and creating economic benefits to the entire province. Campsite reservations for the 2019 season kicked off April 2nd. This is the first year that seasonal campsites and group campsites are being booked on the new online reservation system. While reservations for seasonal campsites and group camping sites opened last week, reservations for nightly sites will be rolled out from April 8th – 18th, with reservations opening for different parks on different days. For the provincial parks in this area, Buffalo Pound, Douglas and Danielson Parks, reservations are available starting April 12th. All information is available on the website. For a smooth booking process, campers are urged to create a new account and become familiar with the new system prior to reservations opening for the park of their choice. All reservation information, including tutorials for creating a new account, are available at www.saskparks. com by clicking Important 2019 Camping and Reservation Info on the homepage. The Government of Saskatchewan is continuing to invest in our Provincial Parks. Boat launch improvements at Buffalo Pound Provincial Park are ready for this season. A total investment of more than $11 million for planned improvements throughout the provincial park system in 2018-19 will increase total investment in parks to nearly $110 million since 2008. These improvements included: • New service centres; • Additional full-service campsites; • Major road upgrades; • New visitor reception centres; and

• Electrical camp- Warren Michelson, MLA ground expansions and upgrades. New at Buffalo Pound is the expansion of the Camp-Easy program. Camp-Easy is an excellent opportunity for those new to camping, or for those interested in a convenient camping trip that requires minimal preparation and effort. Each Camp-Easy site has a structure equipped with six sleeping cots, a camp stove and propane tank, lanterns, wash bins, camp chairs and roasting sticks. All users need to bring is food, blankets and cooking supplies. Buffalo Pound, with two Camp-Easy tents, is one of eight provincial parks with the Camp-Easy program. Camp-Easy sites can be booked through the online reservation system or through the call centre at 1-855-737-7275. After the close of the fishing season March 31st, fishing enthusiasts in the southern Saskatchewan must wait for the new season to open May 5th. Fishing in central and northern zones open later in May. The Government of Saskatchewan wants to show our appreciation for the commitment and sacrifices of Canadian Armed Forces veterans. Starting this year, angling and hunting licenses for veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces are free. Also, Saskatchewan residents over 65 are reminded that they do not need to purchase a fishing license. Verification of eligibility is required for both veterans and seniors. For further information on eligibility requirements, please visit The longer, warmer days certainly bring summer activities to mind. To all outdoor enthusiasts, enjoy exploring and experiencing the natural wonders our province has to offer.

Child porn charges laid against man who accessed images on public Wi-Fi Moose Jaw Express Staff

David William Stout has been charged with two child pornography offences, after he used his laptop to access the material at two different city-owned buildings in Regina. The Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit charged Stout, 46, from Regina, with possession of child pornography and accessing child pornography after receiving a complaint in February, according to an RCMP news release. The complaint alleged that someone was using publicly available Wi-Fi at a City of Regina building. On April 3, Stout was again observed at a Regina building using his laptop on public Wi-Fi. Members of the The Moose Jaw RCMP headquarters is loICE Unit arrested him and seized his cated on Saskatchewan Street East. Photo by laptop computer, cell phone and storJason G. Antonio age devices. He was subsequently charged with the offences and held in custody overnight to appear in Saskatchewan provincial court in Regina the next day. Stout was later released on numerous conditions and is to appear in court on Wednesday, April 17 at 9:30 a.m. in Regina. The Saskatchewan ICE Unit is comprised of investigators from the RCMP, the Regina Police Service, the Saskatoon Police Service and Prince Albert Police Service. The unit’s mandate is to investigate crimes involving the abuse and/or exploitation of children on the internet. 19042BS0

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President Donald Trump’s legacy will influence world for generations Donald Trump will go down in history as one of the most despicable human beings to ever become president of the United States and the most influential president in almost 80 years. His bald-faced lying by Ron Walter and racist divisive tactics need no elaboration. They are experienced daily. His narrow view of the globe as merely a number of countries competing for business has damaged international efforts at co-operation that grew out of the Second World War. Global agencies like the World Trade Organization (WTO) that promotes co-operation and reduced trade barriers have been ignored by Trump and his administration. Instead of supporting the WTO whose rulings have often prevented U.S. interests from running roughshod over other nations, Trump has chosen to use United States’ clout in trade matters. His isolation of Iran, his dealings with Europe, his

current negotiations with China have placed the world on notice that U.S. trade muscle will be used to promote American interests. A global trade war is in the making as trade barriers will force countries to move away from international trade dependence to national self-sufficiency. In his bid to make America great again by driving away imports, Trump has dumped the 75-year old role of world police by the United States. By doing so, Trump enables the ascent of China as global cop, or the sharing of this role by China, Russia and the U.S. His insistence on NATO members funding a larger share of defence has de-stabilized NATO and created distrust. Troop policy in the Middle East has given the Russians a geographic foothold in Syria, one that will introduce more instability to this powder keg of clashing cultures. His approach to business interferes, or tries to interfere, with market-based decisions from factory closures to world oil prices. Yet his minions in the administration have rewritten all manner of regulations, supposedly to reduce red tape, but with the impact of subverting laws that protect the public, the environment and public lands.

With Trump support, Republican-governed states nip away at medicare. A recent federal court decision overturning work for medicare legislation will probably be decided in the U.S. Supreme Court. Republicans are no longer fearful of the Supreme Court. Trump’s greatest future domestic influence is his impact on that court. The loss of two Supreme Court justices under the Trump presidency allowed him to stack the court 6 to 5 with right-leaning judges, and end longstanding left leaning judgments. The Supreme Court appointments are his main domestic legacy that will last another 30 years. And he may have the opportunity to appoint another one or two judges. The partial exoneration from alleged collusion with Russia came because not enough evidence was available. One can be sure no president would be charged unless caught red-handed. But that partial exoneration gives Trump a good chance at re-election in 2020 for a second four-year term. Ron Walter can be reached at

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I hear my dear departed mother’s voice every time I take a banana from the bunch by breaking it off and not cutting it off with a knife. She would maintain that bad luck would haunt me if I did; an old wives tale or a suby Dale “bushy” perstition that I have not Bush bothered to test because if Mom said it…it must be true, so why take the chance? I know there are other food superstitions and you have to wonder what the heck has happened to someone to begin an irrational belief and then feel the need to share. Luckily, I am not that superstitious and will share some wacky food superstitions… cross my fingers and knock on wood. If you want bad luck, there are so many options but one of the good old standards is to NOT throw salt over your shoulder if you spill some. There are so many old wives beliefs about salt it will give your head a shaker, probably because it was/ is so valuable to people. To spill salt is bad luck in the first place but I am sure that in the olden days this superstition would not have been started if

they only had vacuum cleaners. If you are serving a slice of cake to someone and it falls over it is considered a sign of impending bad luck. The first thing I wondered was if you could get the good luck back by “righting” the cake slice. Another thing I wondered was if the bad luck cake slice curse applied to waitresses and if the bad luck affected their tips…or if it was worse. I have a childhood friend/brother whose family immigrated to Canada from Lebanon. Not only have they worked hard to make a better life, they have also kept many food superstitions from the Mediterranean. A Mother to be can determine the sex of her unborn child with a simple watermelon seed test. Simply by holding a fresh watermelon seed between her thumb and forefinger and squeezing until the seed pops out of her grasp. If the seed pops straight up, it will be a boy, or to the side, the child will be a girl. Why bother with all that modern ultrasound and stuff when a pinched watermelon seed will tell you your future child’s sex…if you want to know! Here is a food superstition rooted in good science. The Irish maintain that if you want your cabbages to flourish, plant them on Saint Patrick’s Day, but in the interest of more interesting things to

do on Saint Patrick’s Day you can plant them the day after. Remember that you will also be dealing with the day after Saint Patrick’s Day. What better way to celebrate that day than with some nice quiet gardening. Besides, it will be close enough to the first day of spring for cabbage to get a full growing season. For some reason, it is bad luck to pick black berries after October 11. I know that there are some other berry pickers at that time of year who can be nothing but bad luck. Around here, it is usually black bears but the occasional grizzly will claim a patch of black berries so it is better to avoid the black bear-ies at that time of year…or any time. My favorite food superstition is that if you love someone and want their love in return give them an orange. My bride and I will give the same orange to each other and then after a short game of “no you take it” we will share it. Talk about good luck!

Communicating with family key to farm succession process By Ron Walter - For Agri-Mart Express

Com mu nicating with the family is EXPRESS critical to the process of planning transition of the farm to a new generation, says Farm Credit Canada transition specialist Val Panko. “Communicate, decide roles, who makes decisions when Dad stops,” she told an RBC farm meeting “Don’t assume you know their thoughts and feelings. Communication is one of the biggest pieces of a succession plan. It is really something to focus on.” Not including children living off the farm in discussions “kind of says you don’t really value their opinion.” It’s important to include all the players even those not directly involved in management of the farm. “It’s almost a sad thing in society that we have reduced in some cases how a parent feels about a child in the


number of zeroes behind their name on the will.” An estate lawyer told Panko none of his clients knew beforehand what was in the wills they were contesting. “Talk to your kids about how you feel about them. Don’t leave it up to your will or let them write their own narrative and take the wrong message out of it.” When planning the transition “focus on what you want in the end. Make sure you think hard about the outcome you want. Spend some time thinking about it, talking about it, making some decisions.” Lots of transition plans focus on money and tax planning, both important matters, but Panko says deciding on what outcome is wanted is also important. She suggested setting some goals, deciding what your retirement will look like, who makes what decisions, and what happens if and when the senior partner dies. “Think and talk about how this will go. What kind of gap will there be if the junior partner gets no decision

making?” There are no right answers when dealing with nonfarm children. “This is a tricky one” that needs to be talked about. “Decisions have to be made. It’s not a good idea to split a farm up to render it unviable just so you can be fair and equal to everyone.” Discussions include the potential need for an employee when the father steps down and “conflict management when it happens – talk or go silent and blow up later.” Pre-nuptial agreements are fine. She suggests a third party bring them up as many people are scared to raise the matter. “When you have good idea of what you want bring on expert advisers to help implement the plan.” Ron Walter can be reached at

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Don’t be nervous about trying new things by Dr. Steven Heidinger, Moose Jaw Chiropractor My oldest son just received his learner’s driving permit. Now he wants a Mustang. He is not getting a Mustang. My big mistake was to tell him that my first car was a Mustang. I drove the family car for about 2 years before I worked out a deal with my parents, so I could purchase my own car. It was a Mustang. A rear-wheel drive, high horse-power Mustang. It was definitely a mistake given that we Canadians drive a lot in the snow. My son is not

getting a Mustang for his first car. On the day he got his learner’s license we took him to a vacant parking lot to see what he could do. As expected it was jerky and “whiplash-y” at first but within 10 minutes things got a bit smoother. The next day he drove around our neighbourhood and I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly he was catching on. I loved watching this young kid begin to adopt a brand-new motor skill. As a chiropractor, the nervous system intrigues me. I see what happens to motor skills when the spine pinches the nerves that control the muscles and how function improves when pressure is taken off the nerves. As parents we all see motor skills improve as babies turn into toddlers, and as toddlers turn into children, and then on to adolescents. This occurs as the nervous system matures and new skills are practiced. Unfortunately, as we get older we can lose motor skills as our nervous system deteriorates, either from disease or normal aging. Is there anything we can do keep our motor skills intact?

Can we slow down the aging of our nervous system? Like most anything health related, lifestyle is key. Vitamin D and healthy fats may help support the myelin (the insulation) around your nerves. Keep your blood sugars and insulin levels normal (they call it diabetic neuropathy for a reason!). Average 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night. For a healthier nervous system, it is essential to maintain a healthy spine. Nearly every nerve in the body has to pass through the spine. Misalignments, muscle weakness and spinal arthritis can all affect the nerves, ultimately leading to a loss of motor skills. Maintaining exercise that includes strength training and flexibility can lead to a healthier spine and nervous system. And just like driver’s training…practice makes perfect. Repetition can keep our motor skills sharp and trying new things can stimulate our nervous system to grow and maintain its youth. Still, not getting a Mustang though.

Moose Jaw NDP hosts budget critique By Larissa Kurz

Trent Wotherspoon, the finance critic for the opposition, presented a critique of the Sask Party’s 2019 budget to a crowd in Moose Jaw, highlighting the major points of concern for the NDP Party and opening the floor to questions from the public. The opposition has been vocal about finding the new budget to be “off-balance,” citing the province’s debt having grown by $1.8 billion, taking debt to a record high. That debt, Wotherspoon said, has fallen on the backs of middle-class Saskatchewan families and onto the Crown corporations, which is “[doing] nothing to

fire up the economy.” “We have a situation where because of the PST hike of this government, families are now paying $800 more per year in just a four year period of time,” said Wotherspoon. “We’re very disappointed to not have the government recognize the hurt they’re causing households and our economy, through the PST, and to provide some relief on that front.” Wotherspoon emphasized the funding to education as too little, leaving not enough to spare for growing classrooms. He also noted the need for more funding

for mental health and addiction initiatives and a reinstation of the PST exemption for the construction sector, to foster job creation and investment in the economy. “We saw the first step in this budget on mental health and addiction services, but it’s not enough to close the gap,” said Wotherspoon. “When we look at the crystal meth epidemic that’s real across Saskatchewan, it’s ravaging the lives of peo-

ple and families and communities, and it needs a response.” The crowd in attendance brought up a number of questions about the closure of Cornwall Alternative School in Regina and subsequent reversal of that decision, as well as the closure of the Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC) and Wildlife Federation field offices across the province.

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Music Festival goes platinum with its 70th anniversary Matthew Gourlie

Moose Jaw has been long known as The Band City and the Moose Jaw Music Festival is one of the cornerstones that helped it earn that reputation. The choral portion of the festival wrapped up last Tuesday as the 70th annual event took place in the city. “I think we’ve been very fortunate to have strong support in the community in Moose Jaw to continue having it,” said Karen Closs, corresponding secretary for the Moose Jaw Music Festival. “When you think of 70 years, obviously there have been some dedicated volunteers over the years to ensure that it continues to be successful and to be such a strong festival. “There’s been a really great tradition of music festivals in Moose Jaw, so we’re just happy that there’s so much interest that we are able to continue it.” The two-day choral portion of the festival concluded with a concert with the remaining festival continuing until April 14 with individuals and groups performing in the vocal, musical theatre, piano, strings and band categories. “We do the choral separate because so

The Central Concert Choir performs at last Tuesday night’s choral concert as part of the Moose Jaw Music Festival at Zion United Church. Matthew Gourlie photograph many of our musicians are in both and it’s really hard in terms of scheduling for us,” explained Closs. “When a choir enters the festival, they enter it as a group…but we don’t know the individuals. So we do them separately.” Altogether, there are 427 entries for this year’s festival. “We’re happy with that as the festival committee,” Closs said. “It certainly gives a lot of opportunity for our young

musicians to showcase their talent and the work that they’ve been putting in this year.” The festival is adjudicated by a quartet of adjudicators from outside of Moose Jaw. Bradley van Middelkoop adjudicated the choral portion of the festival, while Sharon Rodney (piano and strings), Winston Noren (musical theatre and vocal) and Darren Oehlerking (band) will adjudicate the second half of the festival.

“The opportunity for kids to perform and get some feedback is certainly a draw for kids who may not otherwise get the opportunity to perform their instrument or perform as vocalists,” Closs said. The festival is spread across some beautiful venues in the city as Zion United Church hosts a number of events, while Peacock hosts the band competition and the Moose Jaw Public Library. “We’re lucky to have so many great venues in Moose Jaw and they’re quite close,” Closs said. “Many of the musicians who perform are in multiple disciplines. They will be singing at the library in the Art Gallery Theatre for one performance and then dashing across to Peacock to play with their band and then in the evening they may be at Zion to play piano, so it’s a busy week for the musicians.” The festival will feature the Scholarship concert on Thursday, Apr. 11 at 7 p.m. and conclude with the Final Awards concert on Sunday, Apr. 14 at 2 p.m. Both concerts are at Zion United Church.

Local school choir tradition remains strong Matthew Gourlie

There were a lot of traditional classics that filled the air at Zion United Church during the choral portion of the Moose Jaw Music Festival. There was a traditional Cape Breton song (“Away From The Roll of the Sea”), a traditional Indigenous song from Australia (“Sesere eeye”) and a traditional car sing-along (“Bohemian Rhapsody”). “They were awesome. I’m from Medicine Hat and there’s a great high school music culture here I think, compared to where I come from. We don’t have the same choral support,” said choral adjudicator Bradley van Middelkoop. “I was super thrilled to see all of the representation from the high schools. They all came in willing to work and willing to try really hard and put their best foot forward.” van Middelkoop worked with the 11 local choirs over two days and then they took his advice and guidance and applied it to their performances before last Tuesday night’s final concert. “They were absolutely receptive to feedback - every single group,” van Middelkoop said. “Every group was made up of kids who were attentive and wanted to listen and they wanted to hear the feedback.” He added that he liked the supportive atmosphere of the festival. When some better-known songs like “Bohemi-

The St. Michael’s School Choir sings “On The Back Of An Eagle” at the Moose Jaw Music Festival choral concert at Zion United Church Tuesday. (Matthew Gourlie photograph). an Rhapsody” by Queen or “Fireflies” by Owl City were sung, the rest of the choirs were upstairs moving along with the music. “It’s a fantastic opportunity for them to have a concert like this, where they can see one another and they can sing for each other,” van Middelkoop said. “I also like the model of the festival where it’s non-competitive. I didn’t

Members of the Peacock Concert Choir II perform at the Moose Jaw Music Festival choral concert at Zion United Church Tuesday. (Matthew Gourlie photograph). have to choose a choir that is better than another. They’re all here singing for each other and it ends with this.” Now that the choral portion of the festival has concluded the rest of the festival will continue to April 14.

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Sacred Heart’s students excited about upcoming show Princesses with allergies, magic powers, princes — the play has all the fairytale elements but not quite how they’re supposed to go. Larissa Kurz

How well do you know your bedtime stories? Perhaps you should brush up, or you could just let Sacred Heart’s drama students remind you how all the stories go — at least the way Dad tells them at bedtime. This is the first year Sacred Heart is putting on a drama production and it’s called Bedtime Stories (as told by our Dad who messes them up). The comedy will debut on Apr. 9 at the Mae Wilson Theatre, and is a story about the night mom was too sick to tell the bedtime story so Dad gives it his best shot. Students from grades 4 to 6 are involved in the show, and they are extremely excited to take the stage as familiar fairy tale characters with a twist. The cast has ten students, with some of them playing more than one character, and it’s being organized by teachers Gillian Muench and Deanna Gallipeau. “This crew has been very wonderful at taking on some big roles for their age, so we’ve been really impressed with what they’ve been able to do,” said Muench. “They’re a bit worried about memorizing their lines but like we said, no one else

One half of the stage is the family, and on the other half is the bedtime story come to life. knows them. . . I think they’ve been learning a lot of what it means to listen to others, and carry forth their lines. It’s been a hard task for them for sure, but they’re all pretty excited and outgoing about it.” Muench and Gallipeau both have watched the show generate a ton of excitement from the students, as well as some hard work. Niamh, one of the grade 5 cast members, is really excited to be a part of the play and really enjoys being a part of the practices.

“We get to do a bunch of fun stuff; we get to stay after school and everyone has a great time. It’s a blast,” she said. “The play is hilarious; it’s amazing and we worked really hard on it so I think it’s going to be amazing.” Tickets are $5 per person or $20 for a family of 5 or more, and they can be purchased from the box office prior to the show or at the door the evening of the show, before the curtain rises at 7pm. Funds raised from admission will cover the costs of the script, and anything left-

over promises great potential for Sacred Heart; Muench tossed around the idea of keeping it as a fund towards a continuing drama program for next year, and the kids suggested putting it towards a local charity. Muench hopes to see a great audience in the theatre the night of the show, if only because her cast has been working so hard to perfect everything from their lines to their costumes.

Grain agency builds, develops wheat market opportunities By Ron Walter For Agri-Mart Express


EXPRESS Service for wheat customers of Canada happens at the Canadian International Grains Institute (CIGI). “No other country that exports wheat has an organization like CIGI,” Dean Dias, CIGI director of value chain relations told a Sask. Wheat session in Moose Jaw. Competing nations “are envious of what we have.” The independent non-profit CIGI has worked with domestic and international customers on end product quality since 1972. “The object is to increase market opportunity and end product user success.”

Recently Nigeria increased wheat purchases from Canada. CIGI worked with Nigerian millers to develop the best bakery products. Nigerian bakers tend to let dough rise most of the day and bake for an early evening sale, needing different techniques than in Canada. “For us to profit every link in the value chain has to be profitable. Our role is to work with customers around the world and make sure they understand how to use Canadian wheat to the best possible quality standards.” CIGI operates a commercial flour mill, bakery, pasta plant and analytical lab in Winnipeg. In-market work with customers shows how to use that crop best by travel to customers to visiting tours and has worked

Dean Dias with 18,000 participants from 70 countries. Dias said CIGI sits on the grain variety selection committee to ensure new registered varieties meet quality standards. Annual harvest samples from grain pro-

ducers are used to inform buyers in oneon-one conversations on current crop quality, how it has changed. Many buyers take Canadian wheat for “the well-respected quality.” Japan could buy cheaper Russian wheat but pays a premium for Canadian production. While Canada grows four per cent of world wheat supplies, it exports 14 per cent, making retention of markets and new markets important. Funded with $6 million mostly by private industry, producer organizations with some government money, CIGI works 80 per cent on wheat, 15 per cent on pulses and the rest on special crops. Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@

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Local organic company filling a need Matthew Gourlie

On a trip to London, Allen Zak and his family believed they saw the future of food consumption. After some daring decisions, they launched Zak Organics Food Co. in March of 2016 and are charting a bright future from their Moose Jaw-based food processing plant. Zak Organics offers four varieties of their organic crunchy pea snack food with new products coming out this summer. “It’s been quite an adventure,” said Allen Zak, CEO of Zak Organics. “We’re getting some traction. People like our product and it’s in a snack area that people are increasingly looking for. It’s plant-based protein; it’s high protein; high fibre; rich in iron. It’s a healthy snack with much The Zak family: Brody, left, Allen, Marilyn and Cole in their field near Fir Mounless salt and fat than traditional snacks.” tain. (handout photograph) Zak is a fourth generation farmer with more than 6,000 acres near Fir Mountain. thing else entirely. Zak admits the idea company was incorporated in February When he took over the family farm in was “a little crazy”, but he felt discon- of 2015 and came to market 13 months 1997 he felt that there might be a better nected from his work by simply putting later. way to do it. He and his wife Marilyn and his organic produce on a truck and seeing “It’s crazy. I think any entrepreneur is a little crazy. You have to be. You have their sons Brody and Cole went to visit it leave his farm. to be comfortable with uncertainty and Zak’s brother in London where he worked prepared for lots of work with little iniand came away convinced to change their tial reward,” Zak said. “Saying that, it’s approach. definitely a rewarding process. I’ve met “While I was over there, we were in a lot so many unbelievably nice people and of grocery stores and restaurants. Being learned so much about the food business. in farming I’ve always been interested It’s been well worth it. in food. Seeing how conscious London“Growing a company is the hardest thing ers and Englanders… were of their food I’ve ever done, but at the same time it and how big organic was there, how much -Allen Zac, helps you grow as a person.” more significant it was, I just realized CEO of Zak Organics Their crunchy peas come in four flavours: that this is going to be the future. This is garden herb, salt & lime, smoky BBQ and where we’re going. They’re just ahead of mango habanero. Some restaurants have us,” Zak said. “I came home and the next month I listed “You never know where it goes or who the taken to using their snacks in place of final consumer is. We felt a need to meet crutons in salads. my sprayer with Ritchie Bros.” It didn’t happen overnight, but the Zaks the people who are using our products,” “Our products all use real organic herbs became a fully certified organic farm in he said. “At the same time we thought we and spices for flavouring and people like could add value to what we produce. that taste. It’s not an artificial taste. If we 2010. “I made the decision in my mind and “We started throwing around the idea of say there is dill on our peas, you can acwe just went for it. At that time we were making a snack. We would go into some tually see the dill. It’s real organic dill. about 4,000 acres, so it was a pretty big of these stores for snacks and our boys You don’t get that with normal snacks decision and we’ve slowly grown the were young and there was nothing re- and people have responded positively to farm a little more,” Zak said. “It is a big ally there that they liked to eat that was that. We’re just going to keep listening to what the consumers are looking for,” Zak learning curve, for sure. When you have healthy. chemical and other methods of fixing is- “We thought there must be a demand. said. “That’s why we love doing farmer’s markets and trade shows and getting out sues it’s a lot easier. When you’re organic People must want to snack healthier.” I think you have to plan things out a little Zak said he liked wasabi peas and I and meeting our customers. Our last flabetter. You need a little more patience and thought they could grow something simi- vour, our mango habanero, has been realyou need to work with Mother Nature. lar. They began growing a lot of varieties ly popular. That was actually a customer The more you learn about it, the better and doing bake tests in a little roaster on who kept taking me aside at a farmer’s market in Regina and said you have to off you end up. We try to keep educating their barbecue. Zak went to the Saskatchewan Food Inmake this flavour and finally to make her ourselves with better organic agronomy dustry Development Centre in Saskatoon happy I said we’d try it. It took us about practices.” nine months to make it, but now I would and after 10 months of work, trial-and-erIf becoming an organic farmer is a risk, ror and collaboration they had recipes say it’s just about our best flavour.” then deciding to double-down and become an organic food producer is some- and a production process in place. The Zak Organics crunchy peas are available

“We thought there must be a demand. People must want to snack healthier.”

at London Drugs and Bulk Barn nationally and are also available at Safeway/ Sobeys and Overwaitea. They are also available in independent retailers and Zak said that Alternate Root Organics in Moose Jaw “sells a huge amount of our snacks.” They started distributing in Saskatchewan initially and expanded west, but are now working on expanding further into Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. They are also testing the waters in Mexico and the United States. “Early indications are that they like our product, but it will take a lot of planning and a lot of capital to expand into those markets. We’re just being cautious there at the moment,” he said. Thousands of Moose Javians drive past the Zak Oragnics’ 7,500 sq. foot facility every day and most don’t know it. The building on Thatcher — across the street from the old Bonanza — was formerly the central office for the Prairie South School Division. Because it is an organic food processing facility, the public can’t just drop in, but Zak has a long-term vision for the space. “When we renovated that building to turn it into our processing facility, we cordoned off about 550 feet and we have plans to make a Saskatchewan food products store,” Zak said. “We’re right on Thatcher and there’s just really terrific traffic going by our facility all day long. We want to have our peas featured there, of course, but we’ve met a lot of really neat Saskatchewan food companies too and we want to help them sell their products.” That will take approvals from City Hall first and Zak said they are still in the design phase, but they’re excited about the future. When he went to England, he saw people filling a need in the marketplace and he feels the need for healthy, tasty snacks is there in Canada. “We’re just trying to listen to what our customers want and listen to them and help solve their problems,” he said. “A big problem is getting a nutritious, nut-free snack for kids in school that the kids will eat. The problem is that if they do find one or two they can’t put it in the lunch every day because the kid is sick of it by the end of the week. So they need a diverse variety of things to put into kid’s lunches, but it has to meet these requirements and the kids have to continue to like it.”

City hall looking for feedback on proposed noise bylaw amendments Moose Jaw Express Staff Residents are being encouraged to provide feedback on proposed noise bylaw amendments, as a result of a quarrel between a dance fitness instructor and a Canadian rock icon. City administration says amendments to the City of Moose Jaw’s noise bylaw would attempt to balance how loud downtown commercial operations can be with the comfort of nearby residents. City council approved a recommendation during its March 25 executive committee meeting to proceed with the public consultations, with administration authorized to enact any potential amendments from those consultations. If enacted, the bylaw would include the implementation of maximum allowable decibel levels in commercial zones, according to a city hall news release. Domestic noise An amendment to the bylaw would address how loud noise can be for residential units. The proposed bylaw says if dwelling units are in the same building as commercial premises, or share a common wall or party wall with commercial premises, or if a wall of dwelling units and a wall of commercial premises are flush against one another, then a person in the commercial premises must not make, cause, or permit to be

made or cause continuous or non-continuous sound of a radio, TV, player or other sound playback device, public address system, or any other music or voice amplification equipment, musical instrument, whether recorded or live, whether amplified or live. This would mean (a) between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m., the sound must not exceed a rating of 70 decibels (dB); or (b) anytime not included in (a), exceeds a rating of 60 dB. These levels would be in effect when measured on an approved sound meter for a cumulative period of not more than 15 minutes in any hour, in such a dwelling unit, at the point of reception. An amendment to the building bylaw has also been proposed that would require developers of residential units in the commercial district to soundproof all residential walls that are flush with the commercial property within that building, the news release says. This amendment would only apply to new developments, effective from the day the bylaw goes into effect. Current noise bylaw Residential disturbances are covered in the current noise bylaw in sections 4 and 7 under general prohibition. Section 4(1) says, “Except as may be authorized under this bylaw, no person shall make, continue, permit, or

cause to be made, continued or permitted, a noise that a) is unreasonably or unnecessarily louds; or b) unreasonably annoys, disturbs, injures, endangers or distracts from the comfort, repose, health, peace or safety of other persons within the city’s limits.” Section 7 says, “No owner or occupant of a premises in a residential district shall operate or permit to allow to be operated, or play or allow to be played, any instrument, equipment or device that produces, reproduces or amplifies sound, such that the noise or sound can be easily heard by a person who is not in or on the same premises, or by a person residing in a separate dwelling unit within the building form which the sound emanates.” The potential of using decibel levels as a tool to regulate noise in residential areas has also been suggested, the news release says. To provide feedback on any or all aspects of the proposed changes to the noise bylaw, the City of Moose Jaw asks residents to send written comments or suggestions about the proposed amendments to by Thursday, April 11 at 11:59 p.m. Or, you can send your comments by regular mail to City of Moose Jaw, Department of Planning and Development, 228 Main Street North, Moose Jaw, Sask., S6H 3J8.

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Peacock students have hands full with bag challenge Matthew Gourlie

One of the longstanding mantras of the environmental movement is to think globally and act locally. A.E. Peacock Collegiate has taken that to heart. Stephen Lys’ Environmental Science 20 student decided to take part in the national Plastic Bag Grab challenge which has collected 52 metric tonnes of single-use plastic bags for recycling in the past three years. The schools that take part in the challenge have until the end of April to collect plastic bags before taking them to be recycled. Since China has stopped accepting plastic bags to be recycled, the bags will be sent to the Trex Company who will turn them into composite decking and furniture. “Doing something like this kind of empowers them and shows them how easy it is to do stuff as an individual and how easy it is on a local level to affect change,” Lys said. “It seemed like a fun thing and it’s kind of spiraled into kind

of an overwhelming, teachable moment.” Environmental issues can feel large and hard to tackle, but looking at the wall of plastic bags that line Lys’ classroom is a constant reminder for his students that they can make an impact as individuals. “This is just air,” he said gesturing at the wall of plastic bags. “These would all end up in the landfill if we hadn’t intervened.” The school set a goal of trying to collect one plastic bag for every person in Moose Jaw. As of Thursday they had already surpassed 20,000 bags collected. “It’s good to see that everyone is pulling together to get all of these bags in our school and it’s going to a good cause,” said Burke Anderson, a Grade 12 student in Lys’ Environmental Science 20 class. Three of the classes have taken on the project and run with it. There is a running tally board at the office with the

Students from Blake Buettner’s Grade 9 gym class sort through the plastic bags they collected after canvassing the local neighbourhood. Matthew Gourlie photograph

Solar energy could zero out power bills Larissa Kurz

Sycamore Energy has declared Moose Jaw to be the provincial base of operations, and the company is broadcasting the benefits of incorporating solar energy into the average utilities lineup. At a breakfast presentation hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, Sycamore Energy CEO Alex Stuart outlined the details of installing solar energy panels to supplement a property’s SaskPower meter. The solar panel system is connected directly to the power meter and feeds into the breaker panel and onto the grid. In this way, solar power collected is pushed through the meter and collects as a credit, so when the sun has disappeared and regular power begins being used, it eats away at those credits with no cost. Credits are held over for three years before they disappear, and the system is warrantied from both the company and the manufacturer — and has even withstood the nastiest of hail. Installation can take from 4-6 months from initial inspection, said Stuart, but the long-term benefits are worth the time and money. “For the first time, you have the opportunity to own your own generation [of power],” said Stuart. “And that’s a powerful thing.” SaskPower bills have recently been increasing — a reported 27% increase in the last 5 years — and Stuart emphasized that the use of solar energy could mitigate those increases. If a large enough system is used, power bills can be zeroed out

CEO Alex Stuart presented the pros of solar energy to a crowd, citing the absence of SaskPower bills as a highlighted benefit. completely. “Right here, we have the best sun in Canada. It’s a point of pride,” said Stuart. “If you compare the amount of energy that’s hitting the planet here to anywhere else [like Victoria or southern Ontario] hands down, this is the best solar resource anywhere, so this is a harvest you’re not capturing. This is a resource you’ve yet to put to work.” Stuart noted that it’s an investment in the future; the long-term stability could end up benefiting the next generation who will use it. He also noted that while the panel systems are meant for personal consumption, larger megawatt systems can be set up through a rebate program of SaskPower’s to sell back to them through a longterm contract.

Stephen Lys stands in front of some of the plastic bags that have been collected in his Environmental Science 20 classroom at A. E. Peacock Collegiate. Matthew Gourlie photograph

total of each classes’ bags collected and the grand total. Understandably Mr. Lys’ class is right near the top, but the Grade 9 fourth period gym classes – taught by spouses Renee Verge and Blake Buettner – are engaged in an old-fashioned battle of the sexes to see who can collect the most bags. The three classes are running away with the internal contest within the school. “We were expecting maybe 5,000 bags in the beginning,” Anderson said. “With how competitive Ms. Verge and Mr. Buettner are, you never know what extremes they can go to. “I don’t know how these kids are getting most of theirs. They’re Grade 9s, they don’t even have their licenses, so I don’t know where they’re getting them.” The boys’ gym class had canvassed the neighbourhood around the school and went door-to-door collecting Thursday afternoon to follow-up.

Taylor Hicke from the Environmental Science 20 class made a post on the Facebook group MJ Talks that yielded 1,400 bags in one day. Lys thought that the steady stream of bags might slow as their efforts hit their second week. Instead, they seem to be building momentum. More than one billion plastic bags are handed out in Canada every year and they can all be recycled. Yet, only 1-3 per cent of all plastic bags in Canada end up getting recycled. Plastic bags are banned in 61 countries, including France and Italy, and many cities have also banned bags in their municipalities. Both Victoria and Montreal have banned plastic bags, as have Boston, Seattle and San Francisco. “It would be nice to have a bag ban in Moose Jaw. It’s coming,” Lys said. “It should be easy for us to do it. If they have to, people will adapt.”

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A look at what could be…an idea of what new South Hill school might look like Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

The project to build a new school in the South Hill area has been in the works for quite awhile; Holy Trinity Catholic School Division director of education Sean Chase has taken the opportunity to see what else is out there in the likes. He’s been able to see just what such a massive project might look like upon its completion – and it’s pretty impressive. “I’ve have had the privilege in my career to have a chance to work with numerous schools, and the concept itself can seem overwhelming, especially with some of the smaller, quaint schools that we’re representing and a place that’s 130 kids like Empire and St. Mary’s as well,” Chase said during the recent public question and answer meeting. “It’s hard to wrap your head around what a mega-school like this might look like, but it’s not as intimidating as it sounds, once you enter the building.” Chase used the All-Saints Catholic School and Ecole Centennial K-8 joint-use facility as an example of what could be seen here in Moose Jaw. The building itself is undeniably huge, holding around 1,000 students and staff, but is designed in such a way that both schools are largely their own entities. The schools are essentially separated by a hallway con-

All-Saints Catholic School and Ecole Centennial in Swift Current offer an example of what the new school on South Hill might look like. (HTCSD photo) necting the two gymnasiums – yes, each school has it’s own gym for its own use – with some shared spaces, including a high-school quality band room, applied arts centre and library area. The building also includes a child care centre, with Chase pointing out that a potential student could theoretically attend the school from their days as a toddler right through to graduation if the school includes a high school system.

As for outside facilities, there are separate playgrounds for each school and the campus is designed for the most efficient flow of foot traffic as possible. There are also staggered entry and exit times for the two schools to minimize congestion in the area, with a 15 minute swing proving to be enough to keep things flowing smoothly. Then there are the intangibles, one of which was voiced as a concern at the meeting – given the history behind some schools in the area, including 110 years of it at Empire School, what kind of culture would the students experience at a brand new facility? The answer? Create your own. As an example, the Centennial Stars school sports programs weren’t a thing until 2014, and now they’re as much a part of Swift Current as any other school in the city. “It’s a large space and overall footprint, but the beauty of this opportunity is you get to create your own school culture from scratch,” Chase said. “You get to start bringing the kids together, creating a school name, school colour and jerseys, all those things… instead of inheriting that you get to build it and create your own school culture right from Day 1. That’s something that can be a real source of pride for everyone involved.”

Presenters help Rotary members learn about important topics at home and abroad

The Rotary Club of Moose Jaw hosted Saskatchewan’s agriculture minister because the organization thought it was important to learn about the industry at home and abroad, the club president says. MLA David Marit spoke to the club on

By Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express Reporter April 1 during its bi-monthly meeting. pointed out that can be difficult to do with The minister discussed several issues af- all the issues facing agriculture. fecting agriculture, such as China’s ban Broome was unsure how many of the on Canadian canola, along with how in- club’s 25 members worked in the agriculvestments in agriculture since 2007 have ture industry. She was also unsure how produced positive results. many members in the Wakamow Rotary Marit also took questions from the floor. Club were farmers or producers. The Rotary brings in guests to speak at Joining the Rotary Club is a great way to each meeting to help members become get involved in the community, Broome better informed about what’s happening said, since Rotary is big on service above in the area and the community, explained self. club president Wendy Broome. She “We live in a world very much (where) thought Marit’s presentation was good it is so easy to get caught up in me and and appreciated his honesty and willing- caught up in my world and to sort of forget ness to answer members’ questions. She there is a world bigger than me outside of

Nutrition month promoting healthy relationships with food Matthew Gourlie

National nutrition is not just a top of mind topic once a year but an ongoing issue. The Dieticians of Canada want to promote a healthy relationship between people and their food all year long. “What we really try to focus on now is having a healthy feeding relationship with ourselves and to encourage healthy feeding relationships with our children,” said Melanie Warken, a public health nutritionist with the Sask. Health Authority in Moose Jaw and area. “I think a lot One of the focuses of Nutrition Month this year is the of people can tend to see food power of food to bring people together. Shutterstock as something negative: that photo. it causes weight gain or they might perceive it as bad for their body. We try to encourage people to think that food is meant to nourish our bodies. It’s meant to give us energy. It’s meant to have that social aspect of bringing people together. “How can we trust ourselves to eat the right amount of food that’s meant for our bodies without restricting a lot of foods and how do we celebrate and enjoy food together.” Warken said that this year one of the themes of nutrition month has been the benefits of food and that it can bring people together. Eating together not only helps pass along food traditions across generations and cultures, but it can also broaden someone’s pallet. Meals also have a strong social component too. “There’s lots of research actually supporting the benefits of eating together as well,” Warken said. “Children and teens tend to do better in school academically. Pre-schoolers tend to have a better vocabulary because there is that social aspect of learning during meal time. Teens are less likely to smoke or use illegal drugs or alcohol. Adults tend to eat more nutritiously and they tend to drink less sugary beverages. They tend to eat fewer meals from fast food restaurants. Even looking from our senior population, they tend to experience less isolation and more enjoyment of the meals when they’re eating with people.”

myself,” she said. “I think Rotary really opens the doors for (volunteering) to happen.” Some of the activities in which the Rotary is involved include providing breakfast to runners during the July 1 marathon; hosting the Rotary carol festival in December; supporting the Rotary track club in Moose Jaw; and sponsoring a pool tournament. To join the Rotary, or for more information, visit https://portal.clubrunner. ca/1005, or the group’s Facebook page at

April showers would be a boon toMatthew Sask. farmers Gourlie Saskatchewan producers were hoping for precipitation for much of the last year and they could use some to start this year’s growing season. “If we don’t get much moisture guys are going to be out in the field scratching, probably a bit sooner than later,” said Cory Jacob, Crops Extension Specialist for the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture. “We had dry conditions last growing season, so we could use a good rainfall here in April before seeding gets going. That would be a big plus, whether it’s in the form of rain or if Mother Nature thinks snow is more appropriate.” After a historically cold February, a quick start to spring has seen most of the snow disappear well before the end of March. “It didn’t take long for that snow to disappear when it was melting, that’s for sure,” said Jacob who noted that there isn’t much moisture in snow, typically, which meant it didn’t have a significant impact on growing conditions. “It was an average amount of snow and maybe a bit less in some areas.” In the provincial government’s final crop report of the fall in November, the cropland topsoil moisture heading into winter in the southwest was rated as 59 per cent adequate, 37 per cent short and four per cent very short. “With dry conditions last year… the moisture reserves that were in the soil are pretty much used up. So definitely a recharge would be welcome,” Jacob said.

Saskatchewan farmers will be looking for some precipitation get the growing season off to a good start. (shutterstock photo) The lack of moisture in the fall negative ly impacted winter growing in a lot of areas as well. The crop report stated that “the number of acres seeded to winter cereals is below average in most areas.” The report added that while September saw some rain and snow “many producers did not seed winter cereals as fields were still too dry and there were concerns that crops would not germinate and establish properly prior to winter.” Spring seeding doesn’t typically commence until the end of April and Jacob said if there aren’t any April showers, precipitation in May would also be most welcome. “(Precipitation in April) would be ideal to get us set up for seeding. If not, then hopefully during seeding or right after seeding we can get some precipitation to get the crop germinating and off and growing,” Jacob said.

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Ag pests a perennial problem no matter how cold the winter Matthew Gourlie

At times it felt like no living thing could survive Saskatchewan’s historically cold February, however as area farmers well know, crop pests don’t go away easily. James Tansey, Provincial Specialist, Insect/Vertebrate Pest Management with the Government of Saskatchewan, said that when it comes to insect populations that are a wide variety of factors that come into play. “If the supercooling temperature of insects is exceeded – that is the temperature where you get spontaneous freezing – then you can get mortality. There are some that are thought to be more sensitive to those real hard cold snaps without the snow cover,” Tansey explained. “What we’ve seen is decreases in pea leaf weevil population and some lesser decreases in cabbage seedpod weevil populations. There is some thinking that these hard cold snaps without snow cover might be influencing them. “There’s also a good possibility that the dry conditions in the past couple of years might also be influencing their populations as well. They do pupate in the soil. That can influence their movement within the soil and in and out of the soil as well.” A dry spring may help keep certain pest populations down, but it is also disadvantageous for growers as they begin seeding. “That factor is also thought to be contributing to reduced wheat midge populations. The dry conditions don’t favour those insects,” Tansey said. “We’ve had

The pea leaf weevil population is on the decrease which should be good news for Saskatchewan farmers. (shutterstock photo)

a couple of dry years and our current grasshopper populations are very low according to the 2018 survey. “Populations are low across the province, but there’s an important caveat to that, which is that populations are on the rise in Alberta and Manitoba. We anticipate populations coming up.” Tansey said that 1,200 sites were sampled across the province to examine grasshopper populations and there were some locations in the southwest and southeast that did show that grasshoppers still had a presence there. “We did have some reports of grasshopper problems in lentils, flax and pe-

rennial hay, primarily in the southwest last year,” Tansey said. “We have 1,200 sites, but we can’t hit every field, so it’s really important for growers to get out and monitor their fields.” While a warm spring may mean less wheat midge, flea beetles that feast on canola prefer warm and dry conditions in the spring. “Most growers will use insecticidal flea treatment. There’s really no way around it with flea beetle populations. They’re a perennial problem. It’s just a matter of how bad is the perennial problem going to be.” They aren’t the only threat to canola

as Tansey warns that the Bertha armyworm seems to be picking up and the diamondback moth could also be a concern. “We’re in the low part of a historical cycle and (the Bertha armyworm) typically moves on about an eight-year cycle. Numbers last year… through the provincial monitoring program, were slightly elevated compared for 2017,” Tansey said. “We will post any potential outbreaks and Bertha armyworm numbers and diamondback moth numbers just about weekly. Diamondback moth sampling will probably start in midApril at the earliest. “Those animals are flying in from the Southern U.S. primarily. They don’t typically overwinter here in high numbers, so it depends on whether the high-altitude winds are favourable and whether the conditions are favourable in Florida and Mexico and southern Texas for them to take flight. If the stars align we could have diamondback problems. However, numbers were very low last year.” Tansey said that the weekly pest monitoring will be posted on the Agriculture ministry website and added that the Prairie Pest Monitoring blog site was a great resource as the provincial agencies in Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba all contribute, as does Agriculture Canada. Tansey also recommended the web site Field Heroes as a good resource that promotes the natural enemies of a lot of common crop insect pests.

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Legion fundraisers are supporting renovations Larissa Kurz

The Royal Canadian Legion in Moose Jaw has a few fundraisers coming up that are sure to be worth the visit. The annual Trade Fair will be taking place again this year on May 4, and there is still room for vendors available. The fair offers a variety of local vendors, including a table for Legion members to donate to, and as usual, will be holding a penny parade. Interested parties can call the Legion office at (306) 692-5453 during the week to book a table. On May 11, Trivia Night will be happening in the lounge at 7pm, featuring six rounds of trivia and cash prizes at the end of the evening. The cost is $5 per person, and teams of up to 8 can register as they come in the door that night. There will be tacos-in-a-bag

Last year’s trade fair in November was a success. (supplied by the Royal Canadian Legion)

available at intermission. These fundraisers are going towards the cost of things such as the renova-

tions happening from April 14 - 21, according to public relations chairperson Norma Richardson.

The kitchen is undergoing the installation of new sinks and cupboard repainting, and Richardson said that the Legion is currently welcoming any volunteers who want to help with the project. “Anybody that wants to volunteer some time, doesn’t have to be the whole week, but anytime that they can spare,� said Richardson. “[We’re] always looking for painters and worker bees.� Fundraising also goes towards the many programs the Legion provides for veterans, which is what the Legion exists to do. “Money from the Legion will also go towards veterans helping veterans, which is our main function — to support veterans and their causes,� said Richardson.


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The puzzling question for potential investors and HyrdaGen buyers, is: will the company be around in five years, given the $45 million losses since 2014? Unless dnyaCert can develop a market with positive cash flow within the next 24 months the company will likely end up on that growing scrap heap of innovators with great ideas but insufficient capital to see them to commercialization. Without profits, dnyaCert is most likely to wind up owned by a foreign company with the jobs transferred out of Canada. A similar Canadian startup with promising solar energy storage technology that ran out of money was acquired by a Chinese company and moved to Asia. The HyrdaGen technology makes interesting reading for investors but with shares trading at 16 cents and 291 million shares outstanding this company is far from even a good speculation, let alone an investment. CAUTION: Remember when investing, consult your adviser and do your homework before buying any security. Bizworld does not recommend investments. Ron Walter can be reached at



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REFLECTIVE MOMENTS Rocky and Duncan might be outclassed

Somewhere buried in a box that is gathering dust in a far corner shelf of a storage area is a handwritten speech entitled, Rocky Raccoon. That speech was my first break-out effort in the big kid category that came after the younger grade division Joyce Walter of poems in school oratorical For Moose Jaw Express competitions. As a poetic contestant, it was simply a matter of learning a few rhyming lines and repeating them before a crowd of adoring family members in our one-room school house. At that age group there were no winners named to move on to the next level. We simply dressed in our best and managed to mumble our way through the poem, while looking cute and adorable. Loud cheers most likely ensued at the conclusion of each poem. But then along came Grades 3, 4 and 5 and more mature levels of responsibility. At this age we were mandated to enter the oratory contest with an original speech on a

topic of our own choice. I recall talking about my cat who drowned in the cistern, my dog who stole clothes off the clothesline and hid them in the coal chute — and Rocky Raccoon. I have no idea why I talked about a raccoon nor how it became called Rocky, but I do recall being selected that year to speak-off against kids from other schools. My Rocky speech was masterfully presented (in my opinion) but a red-headed girl from another school delivered her speech on another animal, Duncan the Donkey, and she won, beating out all of us in that age group. She was gracious in her win and eventually we became lifelong friends. Other oratory contests followed right through to Grade 12 and I won some, lost some and through it all learned the basics of public speaking and putting together a story or narrative that shouldn’t put an audience to sleep. From the goaltender of the Moose Jaw Canucks to the organization of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League to the health hazards of smoking —my speeches ran the gamit. We learned to enunciate clearly so we could be heard at the back of the room without any electronic assistance. We learned to look our audience in the eye to build a rapport — and to gage whether our message was being re-

ceived. We learned stage presence, moving slightly to left or right so as to make all sides of the room feel included in the presentation. We couldn’t slouch nor could we run off the stage before properly thanking our audience for being attentive. And we had to have our speeches memorized, without any reliance on written prompts. All of these lessons came back recently while helping to judge a regional 4-H speech contest. While the rules of engagement have been modified to fit the lifestyles of today, one thing hadn’t changed for the youngest age group: pets were popular topics, going along with the maxim of talking about something familiar. There was Puppies, Lucky the Dog, and Sweetie Pie the cat, who unfortunately came to a deadly end. And another rule that hadn’t changed: the judges then were and now are still considered “honorable.� I do wonder how Rocky Raccoon and Duncan Donkey would stack up against Lucky and Sweetie Pie when considered by honorable judges. Joyce Walter can be reached at

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Flood from 45 years ago still impacts City of Moose Jaw By Ron Walter - For Moose Jaw Express

Forty-five years ago Moose Jaw residents eagerly awaited a weather forecast ending frosty days. They were treated to three days of July-type sun that turned knee deep snow in the fields to slush with nowhere to go. Compounding the heavy run-off were chunks of ice blocking the waterways. Three days of hot sun became a nightmarish flood that still has impacts to this day. Flooding created havoc with roads, power and telephone lines in the district but Moose Jaw took the brunt. Three waterways converged with roiling waters in the heart of Moose Jaw. On Monday, April 15, residents were warned of impending floods by Thursday. Volunteers, city crews and the EMO filled 60,000 sandbags, half the eventual number. The Moose Jaw River crest was expected to reach 8,500 cubic feet per second flow, at peak, almost three times the channel capacity. By Thursday that week, the flood peak arrived at four times the river channel capacity. Ice chunks swept away the traffic bridge connecting Churchill Park and

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Worse yet River Park. It was later replaced with a pedestrian bridge. The bridge connecting River Park with the Cabin was damaged so badly it needed replacing. Water creeping up Fairford, River, High and Manitoba Streets caught people unawares. Firefighters and volunteers evacuated 1,500 people from 48 homes. One of the rescuers lost his canoe paddle and substituted with a hockey stick. Damage wasn’t restricted to the park area. From the north, a one-quarter mile wide Spring Creek flowed over Main Street North and almost over the deep Crescent Park serpentine banks. From the west, Thunder Creek inundated the rail yards meeting river water at Plaxton Lake. CP Rail detoured trains around

Moose Jaw. One determined South Hill man went to work downtown by rowing across the rail yards.

Flooding created havoc with roads, power and telephone lines in the district but Moose Jaw took the brunt. “We’ve got water in every direction,” City Commissioner Gordon Botting told reporters. “Everything has let loose and water is pouring in from Thunder and Spring Creeks.” The west side of Moose Jaw was flooded right to Mosaic Place’s east property line with rowers boating down Fairford Street. Manitoba Street was flooded in front of

today’s liquor store. Damage was estimated at $9 million with 45 insurance adjustors immediately working on files. During the weekend media reports of a possible 25-foot high wave frightened residents. The wave never materialized. When the one-in-500-year flood was over, city council rezoned large parts of the city as flood zones with no new building allowed. Flood fringe zone construction projects face restrictions. The city established a voluntary home buyout policy in Churchill Park and River Park, spending $2 million on homes over 10 years. The policy wasn’t revoked until a few years ago when no buyers volunteered property. To prevent a recurrence of this disaster, the city built an earthen berm on the west side and a dam across Spring Creek. Dredging was undertaken on the silted up Plaxton Lake but ceased when mercury contamination was found in the lake bottom. Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@


From The Kitchen T h e a r t o f m a k i n g a p ro p e r s a n d w i c h By Joyce Walter For Moose Jaw Express

Constructing a proper sandwich is more intricate than slapping two slices of bread together with some sandwich spread in between. Fannie Farmer’s Cook Book offers explicit instructions for anyone unsure of how to prepare a sandwich worthy of service to friends and family. “In preparing bread for sandwiches, cut slices as thinly as possible and remove crusts. If butter is used, cream the butter . . . Spread half the slices with mixture to be used for filling, cover with remaining pieces and cut in squares, oblongs or triangles. “Sandwiches which are prepared several hours before serving time may be kept fresh and moist by wrapping in a napkin wrung as dry as possible out of hot water and keeping in a cool place. “Bread for sandwiches cuts better when a day old. Serve sandwiches piled on a plate covered with a doily,” Miss Farmer advises. This week’s recipes offer ideas for sandwich fillings from Frannie Farmer’s 1896 Boston Cooking School Cook Book. •••

Egg Sandwiches

Chop finely the whites of hard boiled eggs. Force the yolks through a strainer or potato ricer. Mix yolks and whites, season with salt and pepper, and moisten with mayonnaise or cream salad dressing. Spread mixture between thin slices of buttered bread. •••

Sardine Sandwiches

Remove skin and bones from sardines and mash to a paste. Add to an equal quantity of yolks of hard boiled eggs rubbed through a

sieve. Season with salt, cayenne paper and a few drops of lemon juice. Moisten with olive oil or melted butter. Spread mixture between thin slices of buttered bread. •••

Nut and Cheese Sandwiches

Mix equal parts of grated Gruyere cheese and chopped English walnut meat. Season with salt and cayenne. Prepare as other sandwiches. •••

Fruit Sandwiches

Remove stems and finely chop figs. Add a small quantity of water, cook in double boiler until a paste is formed then add a few drops of lemon juice. Cook mixture and spread on thin slices of buttered bread. Sprinkle with finely chopped peanuts and cover with pieces of buttered bread. •••

Brown Bread Sandwiches

Brown bread to be used for sandwiches is best steamed in one-pound baking powder boxes. Spread and cut bread as for other sandwiches. Put between layers finely chopped peanuts seasoned with salt or grated cheese mixed with chopped English walnut meat and seasoned with salt. •••

Chicken Sandwiches

Chop cold boiled chicken and moisten with mayonnaise or cream salad dressing or season with salt and pepper and moisten with rich chicken stock. Prepare as other sandwiches. Joyce Walter can be reached at ronjoy@

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Report from the Legislature

Lyle Stewart MLA Lumsden-Morse The federal carbon tax has now been forced on Saskatchewan, adding uncertainty for individuals, families, businesses and communities. From the gas station to the Lyle Stewart grocery store and all across the province, Saskatchewan MLA, people are now being forced to absorb higher costs on Lumsden-Morse just about everything including our power and energy bills. The federal government is even charging GST on their carbon tax – in effect taxing a tax. You won’t find PST on top of the federal carbon tax which will start appearing on your monthly utility bills, but those SaskPower and SaskEnergy bills will include a clearly detailed charge that reflects the new tax, and the GST on top of it. On this and so many issues, the NDP is completely out of touch. Not only do they applaud the federal carbon tax, they don’t like the fact we are making the added costs on your bills known to you. So not only would they force this tax on you, your family, and job creators, it’s clear their preference would be to hide it from you too. While Saskatchewan is fighting the Trudeau carbon tax in court, it’s now the law and the province needs to comply. Not paying the carbon tax it is not an option, even

though SaskPower and SaskEnergy are owned by you, the people of Saskatchewan. The Government of Saskatchewan has been clear in its court challenge that we believe the imposition of the federal carbon tax is a violation of the Constitution and has no place in our province. We have repeatedly asked the federal government to stop this forced carbon tax until the court has reached a decision – but they’re not listening. We will continue to fight the federal carbon tax, while continuing to act on our made-in Saskatchewan Prairie Resilience climate change strategy, an effective plan to help our province address climate change. If we win this court case, we will make every effort to return all the carbon tax money charged through SaskPower back to Saskatchewan people where it should stay in the first place. Manitoba has now joined our government and will be launching a legal challenge of the federal government’s decision to impose a carbon tax. 88 per cent of Saskatchewan people support the fight against the carbon tax, which raises an important question – why doesn’t the NDP? The Saskatchewan NDP has supported the Trudeau carbon tax from the very beginning. Their leader Ryan Meili is on the record saying he applauds the policy and has reinforced his support for a carbon tax on numerous occasions. The federal government’s own numbers show a $4 billion cost to Saskatchewan residents out to the year 2022 will result in only a 0.6% reduction in emissions. This places tremendous costs on families and on our export-based economy. While Ryan Meili and the Saskatchewan NDP stand and applaud Justin Trudeau, your Saskatchewan Party government will keep fighting this unconstitutional carbon tax, and are hopeful that it will soon be struck down in the courts. We will keep standing up for you, your family, and your jobs, and most certainly against the job-killing Trudeau carbon tax.

Mayor pleased with local funding in provincial budget Matthew Gourlie

Funding for work on a pair of highways near Moose Jaw didn’t grab many headlines when the provincial budget was released on Mar. 20, but Moose Jaw Mayor Fraser Tolmie is excited about what it could mean locally. “I believe the city of Moose Jaw is a regional hub and that we have a role to play as leaders within the region for economic growth,” Tolmie said. “This budget, as it is passed, with some of the things coming forward for Highway 363 and No. 2 allows for us to be able to import and export trade beyond our borders. So we are actually quite fortunate.” Tolmie was speaking following Saskatchewan Finance Minister Donna Harpauer addressed members of the Moose Jaw & District Chamber of Commerce at a luncheon last Thursday. “This budget also includes over $60 million for twinning and passing lanes,” Harpauer said. “Projects around Moose Jaw include passing lanes north of Moose Jaw on Highway 2, continued work with the City to address a potential landslide on Highway 363… and $1 million over four years for runway expansion at the Moose Jaw Airport.” Better access to the city and a more viable local airport would be key components for Tolmie’s long-term vision of being a central transportation hub. “The potential for the airport expansion allows for other investors - where time

Moose Jaw Mayor Fraser Tolmie, left, addresses the crowd after Saskatchewan Finance Minister Donna Harpauer spoke at the Moose Jaw & District Chamber of Commerce at a luncheon Thursday. Matthew Gourlie photograph.

and money is of a concern for them – to come into the city of Moose Jaw and it actually reduces their potential to spend their money in Regina,” Tolmie said. “If you can see what’s actually happening with transportation and the opportunities within the city of Moose Jaw, I think that’s a positive step forward for our community. So I can see that there are some positive things on the horizon for not only the city of Moose Jaw, but the surrounding area.” The one item of local interest that did gain a lot of attention on budget day was the school funding that is ear-marked for Moose Jaw.

“This budget invests in our children’s education. One of the highlights is the $1.2 million investment for the planning and design for the new joint-use school to replace Empire, Westmount, St. Mary’s and Sacred Heart schools right here in Moose Jaw,” Harpauer said to a round of applause. Saskatchewan’s school divisions will see an increase of more than $26 million year-over-year for this school year. Locally, the Prairie South School Division received an increase of more than $400,000 for the 2019-20 school year which increases their funding to $78.7M. The Holy Trinity Separate

School Division received an increase of $200,000 up to $23.6M. “The 2019-20 budget also provides $400,000 for the new, relocatable unit in Holy Trinity,” Harpauer said. Harpauer said that the budget ensures that “Saskatchewan municipalities receive a consistent source of unconditional funding to invest in local priorities.” A new formula, developed by the province with the municipal sector, is based on revenue generated by .75 of a per cent of the provincial sales tax. Harpauer said that accordingly, Moose Jaw will receive $6.2M, an increase of 3.5 per cent from last year. In late October, Tolmie was elected as the chair of the Saskatchewan City Mayors’ Caucus. As chair, he represented Saskatchewan’s cities on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA). He said that from his position as chair SUMA played a part in having conversations with the province about municipal revenue sharing. Those conversations between the cities and the province are also on-going when it comes to water security. “We’ve been having conversations with the province concerning water security because, again, that is the building block for our community and so we will continue to have those conversations,” Tolmie said.

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Carbon tax increases price of gasoline and heating fuels By Jason G. Antonio- Moose Jaw Express Reporter

An increase in gasoline prices was no April Fool’s joke for motorists filling up on April 1, as the federal government’s carbon tax kicked in across Saskatchewan. The federal government imposed a carbon tax on provinces — Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and New Brunswick — that refused to implement their own pricing on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The tax on GHG emissions starts at $20 per tonne this year and increases by $10 each year until it reaches $50 per tonne in 2022. After accounting for GST, the carbon tax adds 4.6 cents to every litre of gasoline; 5.5 cents to every litre of diesel; and 3.9 cents to every cubic litre of natural gas. Most gas stations around Moose Jaw were charging $1.146 per litre for gasoline early on April 1, but by noon, had increased their prices to $1.193 per litre. “It’s an ouch today,” said Kathy Bumphrey as she filled up her vehicle at the Superstore gas bar. “I knew it was coming because I heard it on the news (the day before). But when I came to fill up, (the reaction was), ‘Ah!’” Bumphrey is on the fence with the imposition of a carbon tax. She thinks such a tax is a “necessary evil,” but

Federal carbon tax will not include PST Larissa Kurz

The provincial government has amended regulations to make sure that Saskatchewan power and energy bills will not be charged the provincial sales tax (PST) on top of the new federal carbon tax that came into effect as of Apr. 1. The carbon tax will be applied to SaskPower and SaskEnergy bills from here on out, and the federal government also intends to add the good and services tax (GST) on top of the carbon tax. The Government of Saskatchewan has made clear their unhappiness with the carbon tax being implemented in Saskatchewan, and are refusing to add PST onto the federal carbon tax. Natural gas is not charged with PST, and so homeowners’ utility bills will not see and PST on their energy bills.

Gas prices across Moose Jaw increased to $1.19 per litre from $1.14 per litre on April 1 after the federal government’s carbon tax kicked in across Saskatchewan. Here a motorist fills up at the Superstore gas bar on Thatcher Drive. Photo by Jason G. Antonio believes Canadians overpay in their everyday activities when other bigger countries are not paying as much or at all for their carbon emissions.

Bumphrey relies on a set budget in her household, so the carbon tax will likely eat into that, she said. She will probably not eat out as much at restaurants or go to the movies as often due to this additional cost. “I’m not getting paid more (with) a raise, but I am paying more in gas,” she said, adding while she does work in Regina, she carpools with others to save money. Paul Ellis also stopped at the Superstore gas bar to fill up his vehicle. He pointed out he doesn’t think anyone wants to pay more taxes, but personally believes it’s important to protect the environment. “If the money goes to knocking down greenhouse gases, then it is probably worth it,” Ellis said. He doesn’t think the additional charge on gasoline will change his driving habits, since his household now relies on one vehicle instead of two. Ellis joked that the price of gas still looks good, compared to when it was $1.50 per litre a few years ago. According to, the cheapest gas in Moose Jaw is $1.146 per litre at the 7-Eleven on Caribou Street, while the most expensive is $1.195 at the Shell on the North Service Road.

Sask. Party’s investments in agriculture industry have produced results, says minister By Jason G. Antonio Moose Jaw Express Reporter The Sask. Party has helped improve the agriculture industry since it took office in 2007, including increasing crop insurance coverage levels and investing more in research, says the province’s ag minister. “What our government has done is fundamental,” said MLA David Marit. Before 2007, crop insurance levels were below $70 per acre. Since then, coverage levels have increased every year to the point they are now at $230 per acre. The provincial government has also done a good job of investing in agriculture research at the University of Saskatchewan, said Marit during a Rotary luncheon in Moose Jaw. He has toured the university several times and is amazed at the talented researchers from across the world working there. Some of this research takes up to 10 years to produce results. For example, Marit noted one researcher is conducting experiments on barley. There have been only two types of barley strains developed in the last 30 years. This scientist is working on developing 1,200 strains of the crop. Researchers are also working on developing a yellow pea variety with a higher protein value, which Marit finds amazing. Proteins in pulses are also being extracted and inserted into foods such as corn flakes and potato chips. “It’s incredible what we’re doing there at that research centre,”

he said, adding companies such as Nestle and Federated Co-op Limited, along with independent businesswomen from across Saskatchewan, are also producing food products with the help of the centre. Another exciting initiative taking place is Ag in the Classroom, Marit said. This project gets farmers into schools to speak with students about what they do on the farm, what agriculture means to Saskatchewan and how food gets to the table. Marit — a farmer himself — visited a classroom in Regina recently and answered all the students’ questions. He also asked every student if they had ever visited Agribition; every hand went up. Many of the students talked about the different animals they saw. “So we really try and promote that,” Marit said. “We still want to work with industry to really build the public trust of what’s going on and what we’re doing. We really do grow the best (food) in the world.” Saskatchewan farmers grew another record-breaking crop last year of 30 million tonnes, added Marit. While the weather negatively affected some areas of the province, the yields and quality were still good. This was the fifth straight year farmers produced such a bountiful harvest.

Ag minister warns trade issues will affect Saskatchewan farmers By Jason G. Antonio Moose Jaw Express Reporter

Saskatchewan has the food to feed the world, so it’s important to maintain positive trading relationships with other countries, says the province’s agriculture minister. MLA David Marit was the guest speaker at a luncheon the Rotary Club of Moose Jaw held at the Heritage Inn on April 1. About 30 Rotary members and guests were in attendance to hear Marit discuss the importance of agriculture in Saskatchewan and some of the challenges facing the industry. A major issue that arose recently is China’s decision to ban all canola imports produced in Canada. The People’s Republic claimed that it found hazardous organisms in recent shipments from major canola exporters Richardson International and Viterra. It also banned any imports of flax meal. Canada exports $2 billion in canola to China every year, Marit said. The provincial government estimates there is $1.2 billion worth of canola sitting in the bins of Saskatchewan farmers from the 2018 harvest. Marit was in Saskatoon on March 29 to discuss this issue with two federal ministers. The provincial government submitted a proposal to the federal ministers that would allow canola producers to take out an interest-free cash advance of $1 million. The province also asked

Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit speaks to Rotary Club members and guests about trade issues affecting Saskatchewan, during a Rotary luncheon on April 1. Photo by Jason G. Antonio

that the deadline for cash advances on the 2018 crop be extended to April 30 from March 29. Both federal ministers said they would take back that proposal to Ottawa to determine if it could be approved. China deals with countries only at the national level, explained Marit. Saskatchewan officials told the federal ministers that the top inspectors with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency should travel to China to show there is nothing wrong with the canola. However, foreign government officials can’t just go to China; the Chinese must first send an invitation before the country will allow anyone in.

“So we are pressuring China for the invite … ,” he added. “The diplomatic process, we can pound on the door, but we’d be better off just to go to the washroom, because if they don’t want to see you, you’re not going to get in.” Even though China is banning Canadian canola, it still needs to import a similar amount. Marit believes the country could look to Australia or countries in the European Union to fill that gap. However, the problem for Saskatchewan is it provides 40 per cent of China’s canola imports. “It’s not a small market for us,” he said. “It’s billions of dollars … It’s huge for the province of Saskatchewan. If you

take those kind of tonnages and you drop it by a $1 a bushel, it’s a lot of money out of farmer’s pockets.” The main concern now is resolving this issue before the federal election, Marit added. Time is short; the Liberal government could call an election in August. Such an election could run from 30 to 90 days. Once the writ is dropped, that cuts off all discussion between Canadian and Chinese officials. Another issue that could affect Saskatchewan producers is the African swine flu, said Marit. This flu is a serious problem — especially in China — since it kills hogs quickly. Marit pointed out that there are 155 million hogs throughout the world; China has 55 million of them. If that country lost 20 per cent of its hog population to an epidemic that would eliminate 10 per cent of total hog population on Earth. This would also affect how much soy meal and canola meal China imports to feed its hogs. However, Marit believes the hog industry in Saskatchewan has done well at maintaining health requirements on farms. No one can simply walk into a hog barn or production plant. People need permission first and must wear safety gear to prevent the spread of diseases.

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Service dog a ‘godsend’ for family with son on the autism spectrum By Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express Reporter

Laurie Ewen is grateful to have a service dog in her family, since her son is on the autism spectrum and can be comforted quickly when the animal is nearby. Bingo, a four-year-old black Labrador, can be used as a fidget toy when Stephen Walcer, 12, becomes agitated, explained Ewen. Bingo can use his bodyweight as sensory input to calm Walcer. Both sleep in the same bed, which helps the boy fall asleep, while the dog also helps Walcer calm down after football games. “Before we had Bingo into the school, Stephen would run away from school regularly,” she continued. One year Walcer ran away from school 20 times; since

Laurie Ewen speaks about the importance of service dogs during a presentation at the Moose Jaw Public Library on April 4. Photo by Jason G. Antonio

Bingo arrived, the boy has run away only once. He has also learned to ask teachers for help. “It’s awesome to have Bingo, since he is similar to a best friend,” said Walcer, who is in Grade 7. “He can de-pressure (me) if I need. He can also help with anxiety. If I need to play with his ears, I can.” The family went for ice cream on the night Bingo arrived more than two years ago, said Ewen. That was the first time they finished their treats, since Walcer’s autism made it difficult to do that before. There are little things the family was unable to do before Bingo arrived. “He’s been a godsend,” she added. Ewen and Walcer were at the Moose Jaw Public Library on April 4 to speak about service dogs. The animals can be trained to help people who are deaf or hard of hearing; are blind or visually impaired; experience seizures; have physical or medical disabilities; are diabetic; have autism; or have experienced trauma. The Lions Foundation of Canada trained Bingo and connected him with Walcer, Ewen explained. It takes four to six months to train a dog for autism clients. Families have to fill out paperwork and be interviewed to ensure they support a service dog. The foundation also ensures the child and dog are a match. It takes about one year for the dog and child to bond. Even though the service dog’s harness says “Do Not Pet,” many people think it’s still acceptable to do that, laughed Ewen. However, petting and talking to service dogs is prohibited. “If he gets distracted, he might miss something,” she said. “That can be fatal, especially for seizure response or the diabetic dogs. If they miss a signal on their person, that can be the difference between having a seizure in the middle of traffic or being able to get someplace safe, or getting your insulin in time.” People forget that service dogs are a medical device, Ewen pointed out. They are no different than a wheelchair. Service dogs have a job to do and should be ignored.

Teddy Anderson’s hoop dancing tour coming to SK

By Larissa Kurz Teddy Anderson will be stopping in Moose Jaw on his most recent tour, bringing hoop dancing and a message of inclusion to his audience at King George Elementary and École Ducharme on April 15 and 16, respectively. Anderson has cultural permission from his Lakota mentor Kevin Locke to train and perform hoop dancing. His performance includes up to 30 hoops at one time and teddy anderson: (Supplied by OSAC press release) can be interactive, getting the audience involved in a participatory hoop dance. The tour is both a demonstration of hoop dancing from a trained dancer but also a motivational speech and an educational experience as well. Anderson’s goal is to inspire his audiences with a message of oneness and peace, and to inspire people to consider themselves as “members of One Human Family.” His talks often touch on topics such as bullying, racism, human rights, the value of education, and more. Although Anderson is not of First Nations descent, he has deep connections with First Nations’ peoples and has been adopted into the Tagish/Carcross First Nation’s, as a part of the Deishitaan clan. His hometown of Red Deer considers him family, and his experience traveling to different countries has given him a unique perspective of the issues that children face. Alongside being a hoop dancer and respected ally, Anderson is also a part of Medicine Wheel Education, a company that publishes First Nations’ children’s books. Anderson’s own book, “Medicine Wheel: Stories of a Hoop Dancer” has sold copies all over Canada. The tour will also be stopping at St. Michael’s Elementary in Weyburn in the afternoon of Apr. 16, Assiniboia Park Elementary in Weyburn on Apr. 17, and Sacred Heart Elementary in Estevan on Apr. 18. This tour is affiliated with the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Council (OSAC) and is not the first time Anderson has paired with OSAC to reach children in Saskatchewan; he also toured in 2011 and 2015, with glowing reviews about his performances. Anderson’s tour will be stopping at a variety of schools in southern Saskatchewan until the end of May. More information about Teddy Anderson can be found on his website, as well as a contact form to book his tour in the future.

Stephen Walcer, 12, cuddles with his service dog Bingo, 4, a black Labrador. Walcer is on the autism spectrum, so Bingo calms down the boy when necessary. Photo by Jason G. Antonio

A service dog costs $25,000 to train, but that cost is covered by donations from individuals and businesses. A Walk for Dog Guides fundraiser is happening on Sunday, May 26 at Wellesley Park, Wakamow Valley, past the Burger Cabin. Funds raised from this event will also support the purchase of service dogs. For more information, call 306-630-6529, or follow @mjdogwalk on Twitter and Instagram.

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Local lawyer seeking federal NDP nomination Larissa Kurz

Talon Regent, lawyer and founder of Regent Law, has announced he will be seeking the federal nomination with the New Democrat Party for the Moose Jaw-Lake Centre-Lanigan riding. The riding is currently represented by Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski, who is in his fourth-term. Regent, in his first bid for a federal seat, is confident that he will be an adequate contender, despite being young in age. “I find that it’s going to be an advantage where I am young and I’m energetic,” said Regent. “I’m looking to challenge [Lukiwski] on some of his more traditional styles of thinking that we now know aren’t factually and scientifically correct.” “I’m an ambitious guy; I make no illusions of the fact that I am interested in being within the NDP cabinet. I’m interested in holding up a position where I can make a real difference and because I have that ambition, I’m confident that I’ll be able to achieve that role,” he added later. The center of Regent’s campaign focuses on environmental and economic issues, and he will be largely campaigning on rural investment, as this particular riding

Local businessman Talon Regent, at his official campaign announcement. has a majority of rural communities. “I mentioned looking to put funding towards decentralizing our renewable solar grid, and doing that will assist in reducing power outages, reducing emissions and improving rural economies by providing work to those areas and by providing in-

frastructure,” said Regent. “Improving our rural populations by bringing them work and bringing them infrastructure; that is going to benefit Canada as a whole, especially with the unaffordability of some of our major centers.” He also cited concerns with Liberal and

Conservative policies; climate change, the implementation of renewable energy resources, and the protection of small businesses in policy, to name a few. Regent feels confident that his campaign, his ethics, and his background as a small business owner and community figure will be enough to change the Moose Jaw-Lake Centre-Lanigan riding from its Conservative history. “I wouldn’t be running if I didn’t think it was possible and in order to do that, it’s just a matter of opening people’s eyes to the misconceptions that they often hold,” said Regent. “[People] should vote for me over the Liberal candidates because as far as I know, the Liberal candidate doesn’t exist and when they do, I will be reminding people about their unethical behavior,” said Regent. “I will be reminding people of their failure to uphold their last campaign promises.” The candidacy is currently uncontested, and the nomination contest will be held on Apr. 13. Talon’s campaign can be followed through his social media.

Jobs at Gibson Energy plant unlikely to be affected by sale of truck business, company says By Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express Reporter

Oil storage company Gibson Energy Inc. has sold its Canadian truck transportation business for $100 million, which a company official says will likely not affect employment in Moose Jaw. Gibson sold its trucking business to Trimac Transportation on April 2. The sale includes Gibson’s entire fleet of trucks for $70 million and its field office and shops near Edmonton for $30 million. There is also the potential that additional proceeds could be generated from the sale depending upon the performance of the business during the next four years, according to a news release. Closing of the agreement is expected to happen in mid-2019. Following the closure of the sale, Gibson’s continuing businesses will retain access to safe and reliable truck transportation services at competitive rates through a long-term agreement with Trimac, the news release added. The oil storage firm owns a petroleum processing plant in Moose Jaw, located south of the city. According to Gibson’s website, the processing plant is the largest supplier of roofing flux asphalt in Western Canada; is the largest manufacturer in Western Canada of polymer modified asphalt; and is a major supplier to North American mar-

Gibson Energy owns several processing plants, including one in Moose Jaw. Photo courtesy Gibson Energy kets of high-quality road grade asphalt. Gibson Energy is committed to its processing plant in Moose Jaw, Mark Chyc-Cies, vice-president of strategy, planning and investor relations, told the Moose Jaw Express. “The sale of Canadian trucking and our attention of Moose Jaw are separate matters. I wouldn’t see the sale of trucking impacting employment at the Moose Jaw fa-

cility,” he said. The status of Gibson’s Moose Jaw location came up during the company’s recent investor day. “We get a lot of questions about Moose Jaw,” said Steve Spaulding, president and chief executive officer. However, he downplayed calling the plant a refinery, listing several important common refinery components that are not present at Moose Jaw. “It’s literally just two separation towers, two heaters, supply tanks and refined products tanks,” he said. The company believes there are opportunities at the Moose Jaw plant to realize further operating and maintenance capital cost efficiencies, investors heard during the conference call. The company is also evaluating possible high-return capital projects, including increasing throughput at the plant at an attractive relative cost. Consistent with its infrastructure focus, Gibson Energy has started a process to reduce inconsistency in cash flow by securing take-orpay tolling structures on a portion of output capacity. It would then re-evaluate the role of the Moose Jaw plant later. More information about Gibson Energy can be found at

Loss of canola trade with China would hurt Sask GDP Matthew Gourlie

The provincial government presented a balanced budget and they are determined to diversify the economy and reduce their reliance on resource revenues. “We used to rely on resource revenues in this province at about an average of 25 per cent. One year it was 32 per cent. In this budget, we are relying on it 12 per cent,” said Saskatchewan’s Finance Minister Donna Harpauer at the Moose Jaw & District Chamber of Commerce luncheon. “We have now got a revenue base that is more sustainable going forward.” The provincial budget was released on Mar. 20, mere days before Chinese importers stopped buying Canadian canola. Harpauer said that outside forecasters were projecting a two per cent growth in the gross domestic product (GDP) for the coming year, but that was before the canola trade issue with China. Canada exports approximately 40 per cent of its canola to China and that was worth $2.7 billion in 2018. “The budget came down before the canola

Donna Harpauer, Saskatchewan’s Finance Minister spoke Thursday at the Moose Jaw & District Chamber of Commerce luncheon. (Matthew Gourlie photograph) issue and absolutely it’s going to have an impact (on GDP),” Harpauer said. “We’re very concerned about the issue around canola. We’re a trade-dependent province and there is no doubt that with what’s happened with China and canola that we will be impacted more than any other province in our country.”

While the provincial government tries to lessen its reliance on revenue from non-renewable sources, Saskatchewan has always lived and died economically based on the strength of its resources. “The balance is very difficult,” Harpauer said. “We basically have three sources of income and that is the transfers from the federal government – the health transfer and the social transfer – and it is taxation and it is our resources. Basically, the resource revenue that we’ve moved away from is more our non-renewables, but agriculture is more of a staple industry. Having said that, crop failure or a trade failure – such as we’re experiencing right now – has a huge impact on our budget.” Harpauer said that the provincial budget has been well-received as she tours the province since it was announced. The provincial budget projects revenues of $15.03 billion versus expenses of $14.99 billion for a projected surplus of $34.4 million. Despite presenting a balanced budget for

the first time in four years, the provincial debt is projected to grow by $1.8 billion over the fiscal year with it expected to rise to $21.7 billion overall. “My biggest concern is that operating debt and that’s why it’s so important to balance (the budget),” Harpauer said. There were no new taxes and no tax increases in the budget and Harpauer announced an addition to one of the newly announced tax credits. “This budget contains a new non-refundable tax credit for volunteer firefighters and volunteer medical first responders who serve and protect and help Saskatchewan people when they need it most. Beginning with the 2020 taxation year, individuals with at least 200 hours of volunteer service in a year will be able to claim a $3,000 tax credit,” Harpauer said before teasing an announcement that will be formally made next week. “Because of people who reached out to us, we will be extending this tax credit to include search and rescue volunteers as well.”

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Moose Jaw Kinsmen Wrestling Club attends SAWA Provincials Tournament The Moose Jaw Kinsmen Wrestling Club headed to the Queen City at the end of the March, where more than 280 athletes from across the province participated in the 2019 SAWA Freshie to Bantam Provincials tournament, held at A.E. Riffel High School. The local club sent 33 wrestlers, with 29 wrestlers bringing home medals including, 13 gold, 7 silver and 9 bronze. The club also finished second place in team points.

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Coach Chris Kell said the strong results are the result of the continued effort that the kids put in over the season. “We had some kids that really took some big strides this year in terms of development and it obviously showed in the results today” said Kell. Coach Chris Olfert added that the level of commitment that these kids put in, particularly over the last few weeks really paid off. “I couldn’t be prouder of how hard the kids worked down the stretch, they left it all out on the mats today, it

was great to see”. Coach Kyle Alexander added that he wasn’t surprised at the outcome. “I’m not really that surprised at the results”, said Alexander. “Our kids just wanted it more and they simply outworked their opponents all day”. Coach Lee Cushway mentioned that the future looks bright for the Moose Jaw club. “We’ve got a great group of kids and coaches and we only have one wrestler moving up to high school next year,

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so we’re really looking forward to seeing these kids taking it to another level next season”. The club still has a handful of wrestlers that will continue to train over the next few weeks as they compete for spots on team Saskatchewan for the Western Canada Summer Games, which will be held in Swift Current, Saskatchewan from August 8-19.

Golden weekend for wrestlers at provincials

Moose Jaw competitors pick up 29 medals, 10 gold, at Freshie-Bantam championships Randy Palmer Moose Jaw Express

The Moose Jaw Kinsmen Wrestling Club put together an impressive medal haul at the recent Saskatchewan Amateur Wrestling Association Freshie-Bantam provincial championships in Regina. Local competitors came home with a total of 29 medals, including 10 gold, while finishing second overall in the club championship. The victories came in all age and weight classes, too, from the smallest and youngest Freshie competitors all the way up to Bantam division standouts on the verge of the high school ranks. The Freshie (8-and-under) 15-16 kilogram division was an all Moose Jaw affair, as Orson Bohn defeated clubmate Roman Babich by technical fall in their best-of-three tourney to claim gold, with Babich landing silver. Nash Olfert and Jude Babich dominated the Freshie 19-22 kg class, as Olfert went undefeated while winning all of his matches by technical fall or pinfall – with the exception of one, his bout with Babich resulting in a 12-6 decision. It was the only blemish on Babich’s record as he also won his other three matches by fall or superiority. It was a similar situation in the Freshie 20-22 kg division, this time with Riley Hill needing 31 seconds or less to defeat three of his four opponents before running into a tougher bout and taking a 12-6 decision win over fellow MJKWC competitor Charlie Bohn in what amounted to the gold medal match. Bohn finished 3-1 and won silver, also winning his other matches in commanding fashion. Oliver Bunnell had one close match – a 13-11 win over Saskatoon’s Anderson Foster – but dominated the rest of the way on his way to a 4-0 record and gold

Members of the Moose Jaw Kinsmen Wrestling Club were hardware-winning machines at the recent SAWA Freshie-Bantam provincials.

in the Freshie 20-21 kg class. Wyatt Carpentier put together a stalwart showing in the Freshie 22-24 kg class, taking two close decision wins – including a 6-5 victory over Saskatoon Pups’ silver medalist Andrew McNabb in the first round – to go along with a pair of technical falls on his way to gold. Easton Gray left nothing to chance in the Freshie 25 kg B division, winning all three of his matches by technical fall 10-0 and cruising to first place. Moose Jaw’s Rose Alexander found herself in tough in her first match in the Freshie female 23-24 kg class, taking a 14-10 win over Weyburn’s Alena Leblanc before securing gold with an 18-second win in her second bout. Carson Mack was completely dominant in the Novice (10-and-under) 37-38 kg division as he posted a string of 10-0 superiority wins on his way to first place. The Pee Wee (12-and-under) male division saw a couple of pinning machines go to work, with Kingston Usher taking three straight wins by pinfall, two of them in under a minute, to win gold in the 48-50 kg class.

Kruz Babich was just as dominant, winning three of his four matches by fall and taking the other by superiority to win gold in the 28-30 kg class. Competing in the Pee Wee 55-60 kg division, Brady Ross wasn’t as dominant as his smaller clubmates, but showed guts and determination in his three wins as he won by fall in 2:18 and 2:34 in two of his matches to go along with a 10-0 win by fall in his opener. Payton Kell nearly went the distance against Weyburn’s Trotter Drake in his opening match in the Bantam male 4143 kg division before winning by pinfall at 3:20, but needed only 44 seconds to defeat clubmate Kayce Owens and win gold. Owens would go on to finish third. Kayde Kell had a slightly tougher road in the Bantam male 42-46 kg division, winning his first two matches by pinfall and superiority before downing fellow MJKWC competitor Carter Connolly 12-1 and taking gold. Connolly would also go on to win bronze. Full Moose Jaw Kinsmen Wrestling Club results are as follows:

Freshie Male (8-and-under) Orson Bohn, gold, 15-16 kg Roman Babich silver, 15-16 kg Clark Alexander, bronze 17-19 kg Dawid Alberts, fifth, 17-19 kg Nash Olfert, gold, 19-22 kg Jude Babich, silver, 19-22 kg Oliver Bunnell, gold, 20-21 kg Bekkum Usher, silver, 20-21 kg Riley Hill, gold, 20-22 kg Charlie Bohn, silver, 20-22 kg Kesler Hanson, fourth, 22-23 kg Wyatt Carpentier, gold, 22-24 kg Martin Alberts, bronze, 23-24 kg Quinton Vanbocquestal, silver, 25-25 kg A Easton Gray, gold, 25-25 kg B Samson Hawke, bronze, 28-29 kg Aidric Faith, silver, 29-30 kg Migael Alberts, bronze, 29-30 kg Freshie Female (8-and-under) Rose Alexander, gold, 23-24 kg Jaiden Hawke, silver 29-31 kg Novice Male (10-and-under) Ronin Dyck, fifth, 22-24 kg Carson Rogers, bronze, 26-28 kg Vadin Onescu, silver, 31-33 kg Carson Mack, gold, 37-38 kg Peewee Male (12-and-under) Kruz Babich, gold, 28-30 kg Liam Palmer, fourth, 32-34 kg Kingston Usher, gold, 48-50 kg Jeremy Dyck, bronze, 53-55 kg Brady Ross, gold, 55-60 kg Bantam Male (14-and-under) Payton Kell, gold, 41-43 kg Kayce Owens, bronze, 41-43 kg Kayde Kell, gold, 42-46 kg Carter Connolly, bronze, 42-46 kg Team, second with 265 points

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Gymtastiks post top finishes at Spring is Spring meet Moose Jaw Express Staff

There was no shortage of impressive finishes for local athletes during the Gymtastiks of Moose Jaw Spring has Spring Invitational at the Hillcrest Sports Centre recently. Competitors from 15 clubs around the province took part in the event, which featured 280 gymnasts of all ages and skill level. Leading the way for Gymtastiks was veteran competitor Shaine Closs in the Junior Olympics 7 division, as she recorded a clean sweep of her events with a score of 9.7 on the vault, 7.5 on bars, 9.5 on beam and 9.416 on the floor, with her overall total of 36.116 winning by just under two points. Hailey Wagner overcame a tough 11th place showing in the J.O. 3 born 2006-and-before vault (score 9.00) to record first-place finishes in the uneven bars (9.283) and beam (9.016) to go

Grace Forrest, 7, of Moose Jaw, takes air during the vault competition.

Moose Jaw’s Shaine Closs took top spot in the Junior Olympics 7 all-around.

Kaiya McKechnie, Jenna Porter, Chloe Moore, Shaylan Constable, Saige Buchanan, Emmy Blanchard, Olivia Smith Wang, Nina Yousif, Ella Mack and Olivia Ritzer turned in solid performances in the J.O. 2 division.

along with sixth place on floor (8.833) for a 36.132 total and first place in the all-around. Competing in the J.O. 3 2008-and-before class, Eliana Ike took first place showings on the bars (9.066) and vault (9.383), which combined with her seventh place on the beam (8.716) and floor (8.833) gave her a 35.988 total and first place in the all-around by a mere 0.183 points. An impressive floor routine score of 9.250 proved to be the difference for Evelyn White in the J.O. 3 2009-2010 class, as despite finishing seventh on the vault (9.433), fifth on the bars (8.750) and sixth on the beam (8.983), her 36.416 total was good enough for an incredible .001 victory over teammate Logan Temple. Temple posted top three finishes in the vault (9.516), bars (8.783) and beam (9.083) routines but was sixth on floor with a score of 9.033. That was enough for 36.415 points and the thousandth-of-a-point second place finish. The event also saw competitors in the youngest Junior Olympics 1 and 2 and Recreational classes, where the focus is on steady development and less on the competition side of things. Saige Buchanan and Ella Mack tied for first place in the J.O. 2 class, while Alyssa Ofukany landed gold in J.O. 1 and Aurora Harden, Briella Blanchard, Emma Clark, Julia Stewart, Rhya Bollinger and Madelyn Smith took first in the Recreational class. Other results from the weekend of competition included: Junior Olympics 4 (2007-under) Haneefah Yusuf – 2. Vault (8.600), 4.

Bars (8.850), 6. Beam (8.366), 3. Floor (8.750), 4. All-around (34.566). Junior Olympics 4 (2008-under) Blake Maltais – 2. Vault (8.950), 4. Bars (9.016), 3. Beam (8.683), 2. All-around (35.232). Katelyn Sauer – 8. Vault (8.250), 8. Bars (7.733), 9. Beam (7.733), 9. All-around (32.149). Junior Olympics 3 (2008) Maci Lowry – 6. Vault (9.166), 3. Bars (8.433), 5. Beam (9.033), 7. Floor (8.833), 4. All-around (35.465). Gracelyn Blanchard – 9. Vault (9.050), 14. Bars (7.650), 7. Beam (8.900), 10. Floor (8.683), 9. All-around (34.283). Sienna Bollinger – 2. Vault (9.266), 18. Bars (7.583), 11. Beam (8.550), 14. Floor (8.483), 10. All-around (33.882). Jordan Gettis – 5. Vault (9.200), 6. Bars (8.000), 12. Beam (8.533), 17. Floor (7.750), 12. All-around (33.483). Junior Olympics 2 Gold – Saige Buchanan, Ella Mack.

Gymtastiks’ Makayla Clark, 7, performs in the Junior Olympics vault competition.

Silver – Chloe Moore, Olivia Ritzer, Kaiya McKechnie, Olivia Smith Wang, Emmy Blanchard, Jenna Porter. Bronze – Shaylan Constable, Nina Yousif. Junior Olympics 1 Gold – Alyssa Ofukany Silver – Amara Cameron, Makayla Clark, Brinley Smith, Grace Forrest. Recreational Gold – Aurora Harden, Briella Blanchard, Emma Clark, Julia Stewart, Rhya Bollinger, Madelyn Smith.

Evelyn White finished first in the all-around in her J.O. 3 division, Logan Temple took second.

Yamniuk brothers take mats at national U17/U19 wrestling championships Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

Dylan and Kyle Yamniuk might not have hit the medals at the Wrestling Canada Under-17/Under-19 National Championships, but both were able to find victory in their early round matches – and the experience of competing at such a high-level event will most certainly be its own reward. The Moose Jaw duo took to the mats at nationals in Fredericton, N.B. this past weekend, competing with Advanced Wrestling Academy out of Regina, with Dylan seeing action in the U-19 71-kilogram class and Kyle doing battle in the U-17 60-kg divi-

sion. Dylan got off to an impressive start in his draw, defeating Wesley Smith of the Calgary Junior Dinos by fall in 2:11 and then taking only 1:34 to defeat John Moncrieff of Winnipeg’s Schewa Wrestling and advancing to the quarter-finals. He ran into a familiar face in his next bout, Jakob Dormaar of Saskatoon Junior Huskies, and dropped a 10-0 technical fall. That dropped Yamniuk to the repechage, where he lost his bronze medal quarter-final match to Edmonton Wrestling Club’s Aiden Clarke by technical fall.

Dormaar would go on to claim the bronze medal, with Prince Albert’s Cole Sanderson winning silver. Kyle Yamniuk didn’t have as much luck as his older brother, as after receiving a first-round bye he dropped a 6-0 decision to Guru Gobin Singh Wrestling Club’s Humraj Sandhar out of Abbotsford, B.C. Yamniuk would win his first match in the bronze medal draw by technical fall 10-0 over Caleb Wessel of Toronto’s Team Discipline but would drop a 10-0 fall to Julian Kato of Durham, Ont.’s Team Impact. Kato would go on to win the fifth-place match.

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Control Jiu Jitsu seeing rapid growth Martial arts club offering wide slate of classes for all levels of experience Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

The first time many people come across the martial art and sport of jiu jitsu, it’s in the form of a mixed martial arts competition that ends in some sort of joint lock or blood choke that brings a quick tap from their opponent. Legendary Ultimate Fighting Championship competitor Royce Gracie helped bring it to the masses in the early days of the MMA organization, often easily defeating larger and more intimidating opponents with pure skill and technique honed over years of work in his family’s fighting system. Interest in jiu jitsu has grown steadily since those days in the early 90s, with Moose Jaw now home to a rapidly growing club under the Nova Uniao banner, Control Jiu Jitsu. The gym, located in the basement of Dirk Fitness at 4 Hochelaga West and Main Street, was buzzing with acInstructor Cody Enns offers pointers to Martin Damianoff on how to properly apply an arm bar to training partner Rhett Busch.

Located in the basement of Dirk Fitness – was a busy place for their weekly Jits 101 beginner class on Monday.

tivity on Monday night during the club’s weekly ‘Jits 101’ beginner class as newcomers fitted gi’s and learned to tie their belts – white in colour, naturally – before taking to the mats for a training session. “So this is a good class for if you’re trying it out, it’s a great entry level to the sport and a chance to work on the fundamentals, the basics of jiu jitsu,” said blue belt instructor Cody Enns, who trains under club founder, brown belt Jason Church. “It’s great for a guy’s first time out it’s also good for guys who have been doing it a long time and want to drill on the basics and train some of the fundamentals.

Control is directly affiliated with Complete Martial Arts and Fitness out of Regina, the high-level club run by black belt and world masters champion A.J. Scales, who himself has trained with world-famous Nova Uniao out of Brazil and perennial world championship contender Wendell Alexander. With that kind of a pedigree, it should come as little surprise that the level of instruction at Control is as high as can be for a fledgling club. “It goes all the way up, we have purple belts and brown belts as well, literally all levels,” Enns said. “We have guys who have never grappled before and don’t even know what jiu jitsu is and just want the great work out…. It can be a little bit humbling how tiring it gets. You see it and it looks like ‘oh that’s not that tiring they’re just lying on the ground’ and 15 minutes into class they have to stop because they can’t believe how exhausted they are. It’s all about efficiency, the first time you don’t know how to be efficient yet, so it’s something you have to learn.” The club also has a solid competitive group, with fighters taking part in provincial and national level tournaments as well as the occasional world-level event. “Competitive isn’t mandatory, but it’s a great way to test yourself and see what you’ve learned, see how you do against a fully resisting opponent kind-of-thing,” Enns said. The Jits 101 class runs every Monday at 7:30 p.m. and is open to anyone interested in checking out the sport. Participants simply sign a waiver, put on a gi and are off to the races in a safe and, yes, controlled environment. For more information on Control Jiu Jitsu as well as a full schedule of classes and club information, check

Four Moose Jaw players see action in Basketball Sask all-star game

Boughen, Seaborn from Central, Ingalls from Peacock, Martens from Briercrest Christian take court in Senior Classic high school contest Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

An incredible season on the high school basketball courts led to an all-star appearance for a quartet of Moose Jaw high school basketball league players on Saturday at Luther College in Regina. Kyle Boughen and Riley Seaborn of the 4A boys provincial champion Central Cyclones saw action for Team South while Piper Ingalls represented the Peacock Toilers and Brooklyn Martens played for the 3A girls champion Briercrest Christian Academy Cougars in the girls contest. As could be expected, all four players were standouts for their respective teams – as was the case for everyone on the floor in the two games, which brought together the top seniors from all school sizes throughout the province. Seaborn and Boughen were backcourt standouts for the Cyclones all season, anchoring a crew of seniors that posted a record-setting season on their way to rolling to the provincial title at Hoopla in Saskatoon recently. Ingalls was the de facto on-court leader for Peacock, with her stellar ball control and shooting skill pacing the Toilers to another girls league city championship and a bronze medal at Hoopla – a game Ingalls scored 38

Four players from the Moose Jaw high school basketball league saw action in the recent Basketball Sask. Senior All-Star Classic this past weekend – Kyle Boughen and Riley Seaborn (front row far left) from the Central Cyclones, Piper Ingalls (middle row, number six) of the Peacock Toilers and Brooklyn Martens (middle row, number seven) of Briercrest Christian Academy. (Basketball Sask photo) points in. Martens’ impressive inside presence made her a nightmare for opponents to play against all season, especially in the 3A division where the Cougars were nigh unstoppable on their way to their provincial title.

Provincial team member Caleb Racette of Luther High School was the game MVP for the boys contest, Alana Olson of Maidstone won the honour for the girls contest. Scoring information was unavailable as of press time.

Follensbee comes within aRandy win of national wrestling bronze medal Palmer - Moose Jaw Express The Yamniuk brothers weren’t the only recent national competitors with local ties, as former Kinsmen Wrestling Club standout Taylor Follensbee came within a single win of a bronze medal at the Senior Canadian Wrestling Championships during the Mar. 23 weekend. The draw was anything but kind to the former national World University championship competitor, as she ended up facing reigning Olympic champion Erica Wiebe in her first-round match. Wiebe would take a 10-0 technical fall win, but that would be the last blemish on Follensbee’s record Taylor Follensbee came within a single win of a senior nationals wrestling bronze meduntil the bronze medal match. al recently. University of Sasaktchewan photo.

Follensbee proceed to roll through her next two opponents in the repechage, defeating Rebekah Trudel of Burnaby, B.C. by fall at 1:27 in her next match before taking 2:26 to pin Toronto’s Dejah Slater in the semifinal. The bronze medal match ended up a hard-fought battle, as Follensbee – now wrestling out of the Saskatoon Wrestling Club – would go on to drop a 13-5 decision to Brandon’s Leah Ferguson. Reigning world champion Justina Distasio would defeat Wiebe 3-0 in the gold medal match.

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Generals hold competitive spring camp

New coach Weisberger sees first step in choosing team for 2019-20 Sask Midget AAA Hockey League campaign Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

The Moose Jaw Generals kicked off a new era for the team this past weekend as over 100 players from throughout the province took part in the team’s annual Spring Camp at Mosaic Place. The event was the first for new head coach Trevor Weisgerber – who took over from longtime bench boss Ray Wareham in mid-March – and his coaching and management staff, with early reports indicating things went exceptionally well. “It was really good,” Weisgerber said prior to final meetings with players on Sunday afternoon. “Obviously it was a long weekend seeing a lot of players and it makes it tough with some kids since you only get to see them a few times. Sometimes it would be nice to see them more, but the kids were interested in we’ve talked to and we’ve talked to some scouts as well and know how they did this previous year. “I think we’ve made a pretty good judgement on these kids and I think it’s going to be alright.” The main problem Weisgerber has at the moment is a good one for any hockey team – too many solid players and plenty of camp depth made the cut-down process that much more difficult, especially on defence. “We were quite surprised at how many quality d-men we had here,” Weisgerber said. “There were a good eight to 10 kids who could play in the league this year who were here and could step in and play very well. It made for some tough decisions, but that’s how it goes.”

Action from the Moose Jaw Generals spring camp game between Team Navy and Team Gray on Sunday afternoon. Heading into camp, the Generals were looking for a higher level of competitiveness and intensity compared to what one would see in a regular spring camp. And while things weren’t perfect at the start, once the realization of what was at stake set in, the later scrimmages saw a change for the positive. “It got better as it went on, for sure,” Weisgerber said.

“The first couple (scrimmages) were alright, but as it went on we just wanted to re-iterate that there were a lot of spots here to be had and that these guys needed to play so we could see what they had to offer.” Players came from all corners of the province, including a large selection from close to home in the form of Prairie Hockey Academy standouts from the Canadian Sport School Hockey League Elite 15 program. “There were quite a few and for the most part they had a pretty good camp… they played in a pretty competitive league with the Elite 15s, that a really good league,” Weisgerber said. “And then there are some returning guys and older guys who have played at pretty high levels as well, so I think we’ll have a good mix of players. “For those new guys coming in, it’s going to be a change for any younger guy, they’re going to have to step right in and produce because that’s what this league is and hopefully that’s what they’re able to do.” The next step is to finalize the initial roster under the new regime – a process that needs to be completed this early so players and their families can plan through the summer and register in school for the coming campaign. “We’re hoping to have six or seven forwards and four or five d-men picked and a goalie, then in fall we’ll be looking to fill in those last few spots and go from there,” Weisgerber said.

Wareham reflects on tenure after Generals coaching change Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

It would have been easy for former Moose Jaw Generals head coach and general manager Ray Wareham to have left the team with guns a’blazing and a scorchedearth approach, especially after the way things went down a year earlier and the controversy at the time. But after 17 years with the team and a plan already in place to step back substantially, when the decision was made by Moose Jaw Minor Hockey to make wholesale changes for the 2019-20 season – everything from the team’s coaching staff to their board of directors – Wareham decided the high road was a far better place to be. That’s why, unlike the dismissal attempt in the 2018-19 off-season that saw Wareham appeal and win back his position with the team, a ride off into the sunset was far more appealing this go around. “It’s time, it was time for a change, and that’s why in December I approached Minor Hockey and let them know I was going to step down (as coach) after finishing the year out,” Wareham said during a recent interview. “With everything that has gone on in the last couple of years personally with family members passing and my wife having brain surgery and stuff, it’s

taken its toll the last few years… it’s just the whole way the thing was handled was unexpected, but it was definitely time for a change.” Wareham had already planned to hand off coaching duties to assistant Dustin Ernest and work largely in the background as the general manager before Minor Hockey decided to replace him with former Moose Jaw Warriors assistant coach Trevor Weisgerber. While more than happy with who was selected to replace him, Wareham was disappointed with how the whole process went down. “You put 17 years in, and there were people casting stones about how I coached,” he said. “They can say what they want, but we were a perennial contender year after year, you don’t have to like my style but after 17 years it would have been nice to have seen it handled a little differently. Not for myself, but the board and volunteer people who worked with the team for a long time, I just thought they deserved better.” And that’s as much as Wareham wanted to say on the subject of the coaching change, instead preferring to look back on his legacy with the team and their steady run of success.

“I’m very, very proud of what we were able to accomplish, I had a fantastic group of people and its tough in Midget AAA because of the constant turnover,” he said. “But to do as well as we did and maintain that playoff spot… people get excited about wins and losses when the reality of our league is it’s a developmental league. Of course we want to win, but we did a good job of pushing players onto the next level to play Junior A or Western Hockey League and we’ve been fortunate enough to have six or seven of our guys get drafted into the NHL and play in the NHL. So we’re pretty proud of how things went over our tenure, and I think Trevor will do a fantastic job with them.” When you’ve been around as long as Wareham has, you’re going to have plenty of connections in the hockey world. And of course, there’s one here. “I coached Trevor way back in the mid90s,” Wareham said with a laugh. “He’s obviously a really knowledgeable guy with the great hockey background and I think he’s going to do great. We’re in this to develop players and do the best job we can and I know he will too.” Then there are his former players, the vast majority of whom he keeps in contact

High School Athletes of the Month The Emerald Custom Creations High School Athletes of the Month for March include Piper Ingalls (left, Peacock basketball), Katie Coulson (Central basketball), Sarah Buhler (Cornerstone badminton), Malayna Gramlich, (Cornerstone badminton), Bailey Hittinger (Riverview curling), Samanthan McLaren (Vanier curling), Sydney Wells (Vanier curling). Missing are Emily McKenzie (Peacock), A.J. Latrace (Briercrest Christian), Emma Carter (Briercrest Christian).

with in one way or another, a sign of the close bond he has with many of his former charges. “I probably keep in contact with 85 to 90 per cent of the kids, through Facebook and the odd text message,” he said. “And now some of those guys have kids of their own who are into Novice hockey and stuff like that… that’s what makes it fun, getting to know the kids and the people they become once they’ve moved on.” Make no mistake, this isn’t the last time Wareham will be around a hockey arena – not when he and his former Generals coaching crew can still help players progress and improve. “I have some other irons in the fire, we just finished a skills development session we ran through March, Derek Kletzel and Dustin Ernest and myself, for Bantam-aged kids and that went over pretty well,” he said. “And I’m also looking at doing something for kids during the winter where we can work on some skill development like skating and things like that while they’re playing for their regular team. “So there’ll be something going on and I’m sure it’ll be a lot of fun to be a part of”

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Warriors named to World U-18 hockey championship training camp Tribe standouts aiming to crack line-up in latest Hockey Canada assignment. Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

The Moose Jaw Warriors will have a pair of players taking the ice during training camp for the 2019 World Under-18 hockey championships taking place Apr. 18-28 in Ornskoldsvik and Umea, Sweden. Forward Brayden Tracey and defenceman Daemon Hunt were among nine players from the Western Hockey League and 23 in total named to the roster for training camp, which will take place Apr. 8-12 in Kisakallio, Finland. Tracey is coming off an outstanding season with the Warriors, having racked up 36 goals and 81 points in 66 games to easily win the rookie scoring race and earn the Eastern Conference nomination for Rookie of the Year. The Warriors’ first pick, 21st overall in the 2016 Bantam

Draft, Tracey will have the opportunity to play for Canada for the second time in his career after seeing action with Canada Red in the 2017 World Hockey Challenge. For Hunt – who at 16 is underage for the championship and will be looking to gain international experience – the camp will mark his latest step on the Hockey Canada radar after playing in the World Hockey Challenge this past December. The Warriors first round pick, 15th overall in the 20187 Bantam Draft, Hunt too is coming off a stellar rookie campaign that saw him pick up significant minutes on the Warriors’ blueline while scoring seven times and recording 20 points. Warrior’s general manager Alan Millar is part of the team’s management group

and will also be keeping a close eye on the camp. Of the 23 players on this year’s roster, eight won gold with Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team at the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup. “The initial list of players for the 2019 IIHF U18 World Championship features a combination of skill and experience, with 21 of the 23 athletes having played internationally over the last two seasons,” said Brad McEwen, head scout for Hockey Canada. “Our players and staff are excited for the opportunity to represent Canada on the world stage, and we look forward to working towards our goal of bringing home a gold medal in Sweden.”

Warriors defenceman Daemon Hunt moves the puck up ice during a game against Kootenay earlier this season.

Favourites set for high school badminton league finals Past medalists, city champions lead the way as city championships set for next week Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

The Moose Jaw high school senior badminton league will have some clear-cut medal favourites heading into the city championship tournament and it should come as no surprise that there are some familiar faces in the bunch. Players in three divisions are undefeated in league play this season, setting the stage for a serious shot at a title in their respective divisions. Cornerstone’s Kenzie Behrns has put together three firstplace finishes in girls singles, with Peacock’s Summer Okerstrom finishing second twice, including the most recent league night on Thursday. Reigning senior silver medalist Katie Coulson finished second during the second league night. The boys doubles division has been the sole purvey of brothers Oliver and Xavier Bilodeau from Ecole Ducharme, as they’ve swept all three nights in commanding fashion. Reigning silver medalists John Ferris and Zach Beital had posted two second-place showings. It’s a similar situation in mixed doubles, with bronze medal team from 2018, Alex Yee and Dream Perez, also

VILLAGE OF AVONLEA ASSESSMENT ROLL 2019 Notice is hereby given that the assessment roll for the Village of Avonlea for the year 2019 has been prepared and is now open to inspection in the office of the Assessor from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., on the following days: Monday to Friday, inclusive, April 8th to May 8th, 2019. A bylaw pursuant to Section 214 of The Municipalities Act has been passed and assessment notices have been sent as required. Any person who wishes to appeal his or her assessment is required to file his or her notice of appeal, accompanied by a $25.00 appeal fee per parcel with: The Assessor, Village of Avonlea, Box 209, Avonlea, SK, S0H 0C0, by the 8th day of May, 2019. Dated this 10th day of April, 2019 Jaimie Paranuik, Assessor

NOTICE TO CREDITORS In the Estate of MARIE ELAINE BLANCHE BACON 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 17th day of April, 2019. WALPER-BOSSENCE LAW OFFICE Prof. Corp. 84 Athabasca Street West Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan S6H 2B5 Solicitor for the Executors

Kenzie Behrns returns a shot during girls single league action unbeaten in league play. Peacock’s Des Rader and Gauge Adams have been their closest rivals with two second place finishes. Leading in boys singles is Vanier’s Hayden Ma, with his only losses so far coming from out-of-town players who

ASSESSMENT NOTICE VILLAGE OF DRINKWATER Notice is hereby given that the assessment roll for the Village of Drinkwater for the year of 2019 has been prepared and is open to inspection in the office of the assessor from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday’s, April 12th to May 17th, 2019. A bylaw pursuant to Section 214 of The Municipalities Act has been passed and 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 with: The Assessor, Village of Drinkwater, Box 66, Drinkwater, SK, S0H 1G0, by the 17th of May, 2019. Dated at Drinkwater, Saskatchewan, this 10th day of April, 2019. Colleen Ferguson Assessor


In the Estate of SYLVIA JANE GOW 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 17th day of April, 2019. WALPER-BOSSENCE LAW OFFICE Prof. Corp. 84 Athabasca Street West Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan S6H 2B5 Solicitor for the Executor

are ineligible for the city final. The defending city champion and two-time city medalist, Ma finished third behind Assiniboia’s Jonathan Harden and Mortlach’s Micah Simrose in the first league night. He was able to rebound in style during League Night 2, defeating Simrose to take first place and then rolled to first place again during League Night 3 on Thursday, finishing ahead of Central’s Spencer Newans and Cornerstone’s Joel Goddard. The girls doubles division has been the most volatile, with three separate winners – Vanier’s Juliana Gerapussco and Claire Astrologo won the most recent league night, while Caitlin Miller and Serena Schlamp claimed League Night 2, with Gerappusco and Astrologo in third. The opening league night was won by Assiniboia’s McKenna Brandt and Paige MacMillan, with Miller and Schlamp in second. The Moose Jaw High School Athletic Association senior championships take place this week Tuesday, beginning at 4 p.m. at Peacock.

RM OF TERRELL NO.101 ASSESSMENT ROLL 2019 Notice is hereby given that the assessment roll for the RM of Terrell No.101 for the year 2019 has been prepared and is now open to inspection in the office of the Assessor during open office hours from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the following days: Monday to Thursday, April 4 to May 9, 2019. A bylaw pursuant to Section 214 of The Municipalities Act has been passed and assessment notices have been sent as required. Any person who wishes to appeal his or her assessment is required to file his or her notice of appeal with: The Secretary, Board of Revision, RM of Terrell No.101, Box 60, Spring Valley, SK., S0H 3X0, by the 9th day of May, 2019, accompanied by a $30 fee for each property or parcel of land being appealed, which will be returned if the appeal is successful. Dated this 4th day of April, 2019 Kimberly Sippola, Assessor

Notice of Preparation of Assessment Roll Village of Belle Plaine Notice is hereby given that the assessment roll for the Village of Belle Plaine for the year of 2019 has been prepared and is open to inspection in the office of the assessor Tuesdays 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM, April 9th till May 14th, 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 with: The Assessor, Village of Belle Plaine PO Box 63, Belle Plaine, S0G 0G0 By May 14th, 2019. Dated this 9th, April 2019. Leane Johnston, Assessor

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AUTOS 2016 Dodge 3500 dually diesel 4 crew cab, long box, immaculate condition (Pearl white colour) 30,000km, trailer equipped. 1-306-570-2714 green 02 Subaru sell for parts 3066911032 AUTO PARTS For sale: parts for 1998 - 4 by 4 - 1/2 ton truck. Ph 972-9172 MOTORBIKES & SNOWMOBILES For sale: One snowbear 4 by 8 ft new take off sides trailer wired with lights. Ph 972-9172 For sale: Yamaha scooter 08 only 765 klms side & centre stand, wind shield, new battery, always sheded, lots of chrome, like new asking $1675.00. Ph 306-693-2028 TRAILERS 2010 Thor gooseneck travel trailer 38 ft tri axle, loaded in immaculate condition. Phone 1-306-570-2714 FARMS, SUPPLIES & LIVESTOCK John Deere 45 ft air seeder with 777 John Deere grain cart, also avidxbox along with versatile 555 complete motor overhall at 6000hrs, std bearings, sleeves and pistons, both heads, injection pump, supply pump, alternator, present reading 6449.76 hrs. Live power take off plumbed for air seeder. 570-2714 Sprayer: 100 ft field sprayer in good condition. Phone 1-306570-2714 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. Phone 9729172 FOR RENT Space for Rent Need rental space for your community event, club activity or weekly meeting? The Bridge Community Centre is available at 303 Coteau St. West on South Hill! The building features an Upstairs Chapel with seating for

60 people, built in sound-system and audio-video interface (projector and screen). Downstairs features a performance stage, seating for 80 people, kitchen and washroom facilities. Call 306-692-6792 or to book your one-time or recurring spot today! TIME TO THINK ABOUT RELAXING AT THE LAKE. 3 BR ROOM COTTAGE SS LAKE,740 SQ FT 3PC BATH,LG LOT SHEDS GARAGE ETC PLS CALL  GEORGE 3066937935. Condo for rent: Available May 1/19. Located at Fairview Manor - Chester Road Moose Jaw. 1300 sq ft, 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom, laundry. Spacious open concept on the first floor with east patio deck. Underground heated parking with wash bay, storage locker, guest suite, multi purpose room for group entertaining. $1600.00 per month. No pets no smok-

ing. Call 780-728-6607 3 Bedroom Farm House for rent. Accepting applications for 3 bedroom 2 bath farm house, on 4 acres. $1200.00/month plus DD. City water included, power not included. No smoking in the house, pets negotiable. Fridge, stove, washer, dryer included. Contact Robbyn 306-630-4458. REAL ESTATE House for sale: 1055 Oxford St E. 2014 bungalow styl, terraset front w/ rock, house 1616 sq ft. Full basement completely fin-

ished, w/ fire place. Attached garage L26 x W24 x 12 High completely finished walls 1/2 “ G1S Plywood, w/ gas heater plus 220 plug. @ rear large cement pad w/ lots of parking including RV. Fence posts 4x4 hollow structional steel w/ cement footings. Completely landscaped. Non smokers, no family or pets. No building across street. Very quiet area. Turn key - spotless. Phone 306-693-2028 COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY Brother HL2240D Laser Pinter in Excellent condition asking $15.00 OBO..Plz. Call 6923061 MUSIC & INSTRUMENTS For sale: 1 big black speaker on stand with tuning buttons. Phone 972-9172 MISCELLANEOUS

Carpet tile commercial grade 100 pack. Call 692-5091 Child’s car booster seat- Cosco Topside Booster Seat, excellent, Asking $13.00, Baby seat base- Baby Trend EZ-Flex Model CD65100, as new,Asking $26.00. Call 306-6926842. Motorcycle cover-$15, motorcycle gauntlet gloves with Thinsulate and rain covers -$10, medium size Joe Rocket mesh jacket with armour and liner- $40, size 18 ladies leather jacket Burgundy $15, size 18 ladies leather jacket black $25.  Call 306-692-6842. For sale: Full tuxedo plus 2 white shirts. Jacket 42/44. pants 36/38. 306-693-3129 Collectibles for sale: Tables, chairs $200, barrel butter churn $100, desk $100, office chair $100, rocking chair $100, bar stools orange $125,

coke cooler chest works offers, coke items, cpr laterns $50. 306-640-7149 Jewellery box full of costume jewellery. 306-693-3757 Antique pitcher & basin Myott & son Co england. 306-6933757 Tea cart $45. 306-693-3757 Yoga journal magazines Approx 40 $5. 306-693-3757 Schoen hut toy piano H - 20” W - 10” L - 17” 25 keys. 306693-3757 Antique 1960s catalogs - $3 for all 3 306-681-8749 Motomaster Car Interior Warmer 125V Slim compact and lightweight. High Low or off heat settings. Built in protection against overheating. 8 FT. Powercord. New still in PKG. Has all instructions and mounting hardware. Asking $50.00 OBO..Plz. call 692-3061 VHS Movies-A little bit of everything, Comedy, Horror, Drama, Suspense and Childrens Movies. Asking 50 cents 692-3061 HOUSEHOLD ITEMS For sale: Kenmore deep freezer 42 by 23 by 33 deep - 10 cub ft. Kenmore white fridge 65 high by 31 by 30. Kenmore wash & dryer - year 2010. Ph 972-9172 For sale: 1 new all black sway leather foot stool. Phone 9729172 Must sell Oak dining room table leaf and 6 chairs - $500 obo open to offers Carl 306694-1657 4 solar lights, can send picture if interested - $2 306-6941657 CLOTHING For sale: Black warrior sweater M $5, Knitted baby blanket $20, Knitted afghans $70, Showes sizes 7 to 8-1/2 $5, Electric hand beater $2, Thermos pump $7, WW1 Balance board 2 remotes, 3 programs: 1 - sports 1 - fit 1 - play $50. Phone 306-692-1665 SPORTS For sale fishing equipment. 4 fishing rods, 4fishing reels, equipment box, hooks, flies,

extra line, all in good condition. must see. what offers for all. 306-693-7666 For sale 26-inch men’s Schwinn 5 speed bike $ 250.00 call 306-313-4772 For sale ladies 21 speed Wanderlust Tribal bike for $200.00 call $200.00 call 306-3134772 WANTED Wanted: kids pedal tractor or car. 40’s to 50’s GMC, Chev, ford 1/2 ton with old restoration would be nice. 6407149 Looking for dead/non working automotive batteries 306-6818749 Wanted: someone who knows painting & construction who is not working or is retired and can come when is needed for work. Ph 972-9172 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 I am looking for a lever or pump 22, and a smaller 22 bolt action rifle in either 22LR or Magnum. Call or text 1-306641-4447 Free pickup of your unwanted snowblowers, tillers, generators, ice augers, or any other yard and garden equipment, in Moose Jaw and area. Call or text 1-306-641-4447 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 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. Wanted: Downtown rental space for a store. Reasonable cost or will also supply security maintenance, cleaning. Can be boiler licensed and have a excellent recommendations for last 50 years. 306-684-0506. My telescopic vacuum wand was stolen from my apt in

Sept. silver with yellow button. I want it given back. Phone 3069728855. SERVICES What is better for spring than a clear view through sparkling windows. Let Brian make it so - call 306-691-0791 for an appointment. Has the shine left? Is wear and tear showing? Give your floors a Face-lift. Call Brian at 3067691-0791 for professional stripping and waxing Services. Free estimates. No job too small. WANTED 3500 CHEV OR GMC 4X4 WANTED 3/4 OR 1 TON DUALLY 4X4 CHEV OR GMC REGULAR CAB, MAY CONSIDER 2 WHEEL DRIVE. 306 642 3225 H 306 640 7149 Cg Will pick up, move, haul and deliver any furniture anywhere in and around Moose Jaw $35 and up 306-681-8749 Will do general painting & contracting interior & exterior. Free estimate, 30 years experience. Phone 306-972-9172 Will fix & sell Lewis Cattle Oilers. Phone 972-9172 Junk to the dump in and around Moose Jaw - $35 and up 306-681-8749 HELP WANTED 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 GARAGE SALES Garage sale: Chaplin, 512 - 5th St. April 13th 9am-4pm. Everything must go, furniture, tools, collectibles, household items.

Got something you’d like to sell? Trying to find something special?

Free To Be Me Animal Sanctuary treats rescued animals humanely Free To Be Me Animal Sanctuary is located on the outskirts of Moose Jaw and provides a home for unwanted, abused, rescued or surrendered farm animals. Owner Louanne Shropshire and her daughter, Melissa Pierce, created the sanctuary more than a decade ago so farm animals could be treated humanely. It was not initially meant to be a location where tours would be given, but as more animals were brought to the sanctuary, it was suggested that the organization could offer educational ours to cover operational costs. The sanctuary provides a space for animals to heal and feel affection, freedom

and compassion they might never have received before. Some of the animals housed at the sanctuary were abused, were saved from slaughter or bought at auction. Others were considered defective by previous owners, were bought and then no longer wanted, or were even dumped at the farm site. There are a wide variety of animals located at the sanctuary, such as horses, ponies, llamas, alpacas, sheep, ostriches, emus, geese, ducks, turkeys, chickens, rabbits, cats, dogs, cows and goats. You can even find the odd wild Canada goose or other wild bird wandering around among this group of unlikely pals.

The site will soon be open for the season, but tours are by prior appointment only. A minimum donation of $10 to $20 per person is suggested. Further donations could include gift cards to the Co-op for animal food, while cat food, fruit and vegetables are welcomed. The sanctuary also accepts hay and straw. This is a wonderful place for the whole family, but remember to wear old clothing and boots, as this is a farm and not a zoo. To arrange a tour, call 306-684-2231, or visit the Free To Be Me Sanctuary Facebook page.


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On the Front Porch by Wanda Smith Always the Same

Caron and Dave Pelletier have decided to close Moosgaw Arts and Gifts so they can focus more on her family and his full-time job at 15 Wing Moose Jaw. Their business sells artwork and paintings that local Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal artists have created. Photo by Jason G. Antonio

Moosegaw Arts and Gifts to close By Jason G. Antonio Moose Jaw Express Reporter

Business owners Dave and Caron Pelletier have decided to close Moosgaw Arts and Gifts on Main Street since they want to focus more on her family and his full-time job. The gift shop has existed in some form in Moose Jaw since 2003. The Pelletiers opened the store at 304 Main Street 16 years ago, before shutting it down after Mr. Pelletier had open-heart surgery. They then re-opened the store at 220 Main Street about six years ago. “I thought it was time (to close),” said Mr. Pelletier. Mrs. Pelletier has been spending more time lately with her parents, who are experiencing health problems, he explained. Meanwhile, he is a full-time employee on the airbase at 15 Wing Moose Jaw. Both aspects have made it difficult for them to be in both places regularly. The lease for their store also expires in December, so closing the business made sense in their minds, he added. Their current location has treated them well, while some days have been better than others in selling artwork and gifts. The Pelletiers expect to close their store by the beginning of May. Mr. Pelletier sold many of his paintings through Moosgaw Arts and Gifts. With the store closing, he has struck a deal to sell his artwork with Canadian Art Prints & Winn Devon Art Group Inc. This is an online wholesale company that “showcases an eclectic mix of incomparable imagery by more than 200 international artists,” according to its website, “I thought, ‘Well, (closing the store) would give me more time to do some of that stuff,’ which is what I like doing …,” he said. “It’s tough to sell artwork even


60 Athabasca Street East 306-692-0533 Minister: Rev. 277 Jim Iroquois TenfordSt W Music Director: Karen MoosePurdy Jaw, SK

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Bowls and vases made of wood are some of the items that Moosgaw Arts and Gifts sold. The shop will close in May after owners Dave and Caron Pelletier decided to focus more on her family and his full-time job. Photo by Jason G. Antonio

at the best of times.” Working full-time and operating his business on the side does not leave much time for Mr. Pelletier to be creative. He usually works on his paintings on the weekends. “It tears at you,” said Mr. Pelletier about closing the store. “It’s your baby. It’s your thing you created … We like to promote local (Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal) artists and photographers too.” Mr. Pelletier has enjoyed interacting with the customers who have visited the store. He and his wife have met many people from all over the world, with many of those international customers coming back regularly. 10:30people am Worship Service Sunday School “When come to Moose& Jaw, (they) don’t come Sunday, February 10th, 2019 for Walmart,” he added with a chuckle. “It’s for the little shops. We have one of the nicest Main Streets in Canada to walk up and down.”

Happy Spring! The calendar shows that we’ve made it through another winter and are transitioning into a season of growth, life, new birth, and new beginnings. This past winter had its tough moments for sure! And those moments felt like unending months, at times. Winter not only poses difficulties in the natural physical hindrances of cold, snow and icy conditions but it is also a difficult time for many in the emotional struggles of discouragement and depression, lack of fellowship or being house-bound. The world lies in a state of barrenness which alone can be uninspiring and certainly not motivating. As soon as the calendar is turned over to spring and the sun comes out, it seems to open up our minds to new dreams and ideas for the days to come. It is inspiring to spring clean and get our yards in tip top shape for barbequing and entertaining or spending time in our gardens or flower beds. Spring may not come when we think it should but eventually it comes, and is the foreshadowing of summer... and then fall... and then winter once again. Just as we know spring will eventually come, God is always faithful. We don’t have to worry that the next season won’t arrive... eventually it will! Just as the seasons are constant, and even more so, God is constant. His love, His mercy, His grace, and His forgiveness is constant. He has been with us through the dark days of winter just as He will walk through the joyous sun-filled days of spring. He is ever faithful. His character is completely trustworthy: he is unchanging, constant, stable and unwavering. He is utterly dependable. “God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind.” (Numbers 23:19) In this present culture, it is so easy to be a skeptic, a doubter, a cheat, unfaithful and unstable. Our flesh is constantly battling its right to be lazy, undependable, completely unreliable, and uncommitted. At times it is even challenging to plan a family gathering or local event because people opt out last minute or don’t respond to the invitation in the first place. There is a serious lack of commitment because something ‘better’ might come along in the meantime. On the converse, God’s nature is “...the same yesterday, today and forever.”(Hebrews 13:8) If His nature is this way, rest assured, He wants us to become more like Him, taking on His ways and attributes. One of the fruits of the Holy Spirit is faithfulness. According to Greek scholar, Rick Renner, “the word ‘faith’ is the Greek word ‘pistis’ which is the common New Testament word for faith. It also conveys the idea of a person who is faithful, reliable, loyal and steadfast. It pictures a person who is devoted, trustworthy, dependable, dedicated, constant and unwavering.” If God is truly operating in our life, we will see the fruits of faithfulness emerging. We can remain steady when circumstances become unsteady. We can remain loyal even when others have lost all forms of commitment. Our word will be our word; trustworthy, reliable and committed. Our homes, our workplaces, our communities and our nation will change for the good as each of us allow the fruit of faithfulness grow in our lives. I’m thankful the seasons are constant. I’m even more thankful God remains steady and reliable for us to lean on Him in these challenging days we live. And let’s determine to cultivate the fruit of faithfulness in our lives. Read Deuteronomy 7:9 and Proverbs 28:20.


St. Barnabas

Traditional Anglican Parish Now worshipping at

Celebrating Inclusion For All

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

Music Director: Karen Purdy • Choir Director: Jenna Nash

10:30 am Worship Service & Sunday School Palm Sunday, April 14th, 2019 Food Bank E-mail: Facebook: Website:

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

Worship Service, April 14, 10:30 a.m. Minister: Rev. Tim Ellis, Music Director: Bruce Learmonth

Palm Sunday Parade Communion

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PBR returns to Moose Jaw with an added draw Matthew Gourlie

JOYCE NORRIS Joyce Norris has passed away and is now with her beloved husband Warren, and her beloved dogs. Predeceased by her parents Colin and Margaret Hughes; brother Bill Hughes and husband Warren Norris. Joyce will be sadly missed by her son Geoff; grandchildren Simon, Sean, Sarah and their mother Janis. A Celebration of Joyce’s life was held on Saturday April 6, 2019 at Parkview Lounge, 474 Hochelaga St W., Moose Jaw from 1 – 3 PM. Joyce was laid to rest beside her husband Warren at Rosedale Cemetery. For those wishing, memorial donations may be made to the Moose Jaw Humane Society. In living memory of Joyce, a memorial planting will be made by Jones Parkview Funeral Services. Please sign the memorial register at website: or (Obituaries). Dayna Chamberlain - Funeral Director

For the fourth straight year, Alpha Bull productions will be bringing exciting bull riding action to Mosaic Place. This year there will be an added attraction as a concert by Juno Award-winning country artists The Washboard Union will immediately follow the PBR Canada Tour stop in Moose Jaw on June 8. Alpha Bull 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 with a concert on the floor of the arena. 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 their seats.

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YEE Chung Len “Leslie” Yee,

a long time businessman in Moose Jaw, SK, passed away on Thursday, April 4th, 2019 at the age of 87 years. Leslie was born in China and came to Moose Jaw in 1949. In 1952 he started the Bamboo Café with his father, and operated it with his family until July 1st, 1998. He married Fung Ming “Minnie” Lo on January 8th, 1955 in Hong Kong, then returned to Moose Jaw where they raised 4 children. He was predeceased by his parents. Leslie will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 65 years, Fung Ming “Minnie”; daughters: Linda (Greg), Lily (Maurice), and Brenda (Terry); son, Wayne; grandchildren: Jade (Michael), Kyle (Melissa), Daniel, and Michael; great-grandchildren: Rowin, Rosalie, Cooper, and Mila; sisters, Jean and MaryAnn; as well as numerous other relatives. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, April 12th, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home. Interment will take place in Rosedale Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Leslie’s name may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 1910 McIntyre St, Regina, SK S4P 2R3. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Todd Sjoberg, Funeral Director 306-693-4550

The Washboard Union will perform at Mosaic Place on June 8 in conjunction with the PRB Canada Tour. (handout photograph)

Some of the top bull riders on the PBR Tour are from Saskatchewan. Jared Parsonage of Maple Creek was second in the standings last year. Aaron Roy from Yellow Grass broke his back in 2013 and broke his femur in 2016, but the 13-year pro has persevered and surpassed $1 million in career earnings last year. The Canadian Touring Pro Division is scheduled to make 20 stops this year on their tour including Moose Jaw. The Washboard Union are the Canadian Country Music Award’s reigning Group or Duo of the Year for 2018 and were also named the Breakthrough Group of the Year at the 2019 Juno Awards in London. For more information on the PBR Canadian Touring Pro Division please see: https://www.pbrcanada. com/ and for tickets to the event, please visit https:// or call 306-624-2050.





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Forever loved and sadly missed! Mom, Monty, Tyson, Tiffany (Dustin) & Grandson Hudson

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The PBR Canada Tour will be in Moose Jaw for a fourth straight year on June 8. (Randy Palmer photograph)

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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.

SCRAPS HAS MANY ADOPTABLE CATS. They are vaccinated, spayed and neutered and have tattoo identification. If you have a forever home for one of these superstar kitties, please call SCRAPS cat line at 306.684.9048. REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR RIVERVIEW COLLEGIATE 60TH REUNION scheduled for August 9-11th. Early Bird Registration is $100/3days by visiting THE GOOD FOOD BOX dates are as follows:April 17 money due, pick up GFB April 30. HOPE GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP FOR ALL BEREAVED Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 7:30-9pm At the Parkview Reception Centre, 474 Hochelaga St. W. Everyone is Welcome. THE MOOSE JAW STAMP CLUB will have the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada circuit books on April 10, 7:00 pm , at the Lindale School library, 1322 11th Ave. NW (use the north entrance ). These books contain stamps for sale from Canada and around the world. Nonmembers are also welcome. Admission is $2.00. For more information call Richard (306-693-5705) or Russ (306-693-3127). FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY SPRING BOOK SALE will be held at the Moose Jaw Public Library on Friday, April 12 from 1:00 to 4:30 and Saturday, April 13 from 9:30 to 3:00. Donations gratefully accepted. IMAGINE LOCAL CRAFT SALE will be held on Saturday, April 13th from 10am-4pm at the Kinsmen Inclusion Centre, 335-4th Ave SW. EASTER FUNDAY AT THE WESTERN DEVELOPMENT MUSEUM on Saturday, April 13th from 1-4pm for children seven and under, including games, crafts, scavenger hunt, photo booth, and a goodie bag for little visitors. This is a come and go event. Regular admission applies; free for WDM members. TOWN AND COUNTRY SINGLES DANCE on Saturday April 13, 2019 from 8:00 pm to 12:00 am at Church of our Lady Community Centre at 566 Vaughan St. W. Band: Len Gadica. Come on out for an evening of fun! Married couples welcome! Cost $14.00. Midnight lunch included. Information available by calling 691-6634. ST. ANDREW’S UNITED U.C.W. SPRING TEA will be held on Saturday, April 13th from 2 to 4pm. Cost is $5 at the door. They will be serving Coffee, Tea and Cake with Strawberries & Cream. All are welcome. LYNBROOK MEMBERS ANNUAL SPRING MEETING on April 14 @ 1:30 PM. Come out to the meeting and learn about the plans for the Lynbrook for 2019! MOOSE JAW HUMANE SOCIETY BURGER NIGHT FUNDRAISER will be held on April 16 4-9pm at Browns Scoialhouse, Moose Jaw/Silent Auction and 50/50; tickets $25 pp available at MJHS ,Bellany Harrison Animal Hospital, Moose Jaw Animal Clinic, Cowtown. BEREAVED PARENTS Grief Support Group for Parents who have experienced the death of a Child Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 17, 7:30pm to 9:00pm at Parkview Reception Centre, 474 Hochelaga St. W. Everyone is Welcome SASKATCHEWAN FESTIVAL OF WORLDS ‘ELEGANCE UNCORKED’ 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. (Doors open at 6:30pm). Tickets are on sale 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. EASTER - MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE on April 18th at Zion United at 7:00pm. EASTER – GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE April 19th, 2019; Minto United; 10:30am EASTER MAUNDY THURSDAY COFFEE PARTY will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church in Lounge & court (main floor – 60 Athabasca St. E) on Thursday, April 18th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Cost

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by donation. Serving Coffee, Tea & Homemade Hot Cross Buns. EASTER GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE on April 19th at Minto United at 10:30am. EASTER SUNDAY CELEBRATION SERVICES will be held on April, 21st at each United Churches of Moose Jaw and each of the Churches’ Service will begin at 10:30am. You are invited and are welcome to attend the Church of your choice: Minto United/St. Andrew’s United/Trinity United and Zion United. SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE Grief Support Group for those who have experienced the death of a Loved One by Suicide Meeting will be held on Wed. April 24, 7:30pm to 9:00pm at Parkview Reception Centre, 474 Hochelaga St. W. Everyone is Welcome. THE MOOSE JAW ART GUILD will meet Thursday, April 25, 7:00 pm , at the Canadian Legion Hall, 268 High Street West. The special activity will be Rock Painting. For more information call 306-692-5773. THE LAST FIVE YEARS (Moose Jaw Community Players Production) presented by Prairie Bee Meadery and directed by Debbie Burgher will be held at the Moose Jaw Cultural Centre on Fri & Sat April 26 & 27 @7:30pm. Starring are John-Mark Smith and Keyanna Burgher. Tickets $25 + Service Fees available at PASCHA (EASTER) VESPERS SERVICE AND BLESSING OF PASCHA BASKETS on Sunday, April 28th at 4pm at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 725 9th Ave SW. There is NO service on Sunday morning due to the Saturday midnight service. All welcome! Phone 306-692-7582 for more info. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION – Branch 59 Moose Jaw, 268 High St W: Contact 306-692-5453 Like us on Facebook @ Royal Canadian Legion Branch 59 Moose Jaw. VETERANS’ MORNING COFFEE - Monday-Saturday @ 10:00 am CRIBBAGE - Tuesdays @ 1:30 pm - Please sign-in by 1:00 pm DARTS - Thursdays in the auditorium @ 7:00 pm - Nonmembers & New Players are welcome SUPPERS - Fridays @ 5:30 pm - Please purchase tickets by the previous Wednesday SHUFFLEBOARD – Fridays @ 7:00 pm - Drop-in League Everyone welcome MEAT DRAW FUNDRAISER - Saturdays @ 3:00 pm Everyone welcome FOOT CARE CLINIC for Legion Members please call for an appointment. LEGION 2019 SPRING TRADE FAIR in the auditorium - Saturday, May 4th – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission $2 - Penny Parade - Food & Drink Available – Interested Vendors please call 306-692-5453 Monday – Friday 9:30 am to 4:30 pm for table rental information. Legion members and those would like to help, may donate baked goods to our fundraising bake table LEGION TRIVIA NITE FUNDRAISER - Saturday, May 11th @ 7:00 pm - $5 per person - maximum 8 per team – Prizes for top 3 teams - Taco-in-a-Bag on sale at half-time!! MOOSE JAW & DISTRICT SENIORS’ ASSOCIATION @Timothy Eaton Garden – 101-510 Main St N. For more information or the regular listing of ongoing daily events call 306-694-4223 or mjsenior@ Moose Jaw & District Seniors AGM Friday, April 12th 10am. This is a very important meeting that will need all members to attend. Soup & sandwich lunch will be provided to all members in attendance. ONGOING PROGRAMS: EVERY WEEKDAY 7:00 am Billiards, Walking Track/MONDAY’s: 10:30 Fitness; 1:00 Crib the board game, Painting; 7:00 pm Billiards, Pickleball, Mat Bowling/TUESDAY’s: 10:00 Line Dancing; 1:00 Paper Tole, Painting, Whist, Pickleball, Floor Shuffleboard/WEDNESDAY’s: 10:30 Chen Tai Chi, Fitness; 10:30 Cribbage, Pickleball/THURSDAY’s: 10:00 am Pickleball; 1:00 pm 500 Cards, Paper Quilling; 7:00 pm Billiards, Floor Shuffleboard/FRIDAY’s: 10:00 am Jam Session; 1:00 pm Floor Curling, Kaiser, Nickel Bingo, Floor Shuffleboard, Pickleball COSMO SENIORS’ CENTRE, 235 Third Ave.

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N.E. For more information call (306) 692-6072. Line Dancing Classes are held on Thursdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Cosmo Centre. Fee: $3 per session. Newcomers are welcome. For more information, call Donna Douglas at 306.692.7365. Mini Canasta Tournament on Friday, April 12th at 1pm. Cost $5 includes prizes and snack. Craft and Trade Fair on Saturday, April 13th from 9am-3pm. No admission. There will be a huge variety of vendors. If you would like a table, please contact Eunice Rivers @306.692.3460. Social Dance on Saturday, April 20th with Band: Dennis Ficor at 8pm. Cost $14. Lunch provided. Mini Cribbage Tournament on Tuesday, April 23rd at 1pm. Cost $5 includes prizes and snack. THE SASKATCHEWAN BASEBALL HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING will be held on Sunday, April 14th, starting at 1:00 PM, at 292-22nd Street, BattlefordHome of Canada’s Biggest Bat! ARMY NAVY AND AIR FORCE VETERANS, 279 High St. W. Phone 306.693.1656. Anavets Meat Draw held every Saturday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. Everyone Welcome. Pool on Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. Contact Rick for more info @ 306-631-9116. Cribbage on Thursday afternoons at 1:30. Please register by 1 p.m. by contacting the club @ 306-692-4412. EVERYONE WELCOME! Shuffleboard on Friday afternoons at 1:30. Fun League. Make Your Own Signs are Back. All Classes are at 7 p.m. You can register by going to http://www.starlightcreations. ca/ or look it up on Facebook. You can also contact ANAVETS @ 306-692-4412 Dates are: April 9 / April 23 LOOKING FOR A HALL TO RENT!! Give Gail a call 306692-4412. Max 100 people. Non-Members are welcome! INFORMED CHOICES PREGNANCY CENTRE is hosting a support group for those who have experienced perinatal (miscarriage and stillbirth) and infant loss every first Wednesday evening of each month at 679 Hall St. W at 7pm. It is open to women and men for sharing, understanding and support as a walk through a grief journey that is unique and often misunderstood. FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES 3395, 561 Home St. W, Moose Jaw. Monday Night Crib 7:00pm Everyone welcome. Wednesday Night Darts 7:30 pm Live Music every Friday and Saturday night ELKS FUNDRAISER MEAT DRAW RAFFLES are held every Friday evening at 5:30 PM in the Legion lounge. There are eight chances to win meat, a teddy bear draw and a 50-50 draw. It’s a great way to start the weekend! Funds raised support Elks projects. LINE DANCING CLASSES on Mondays from 10am to 11:30am in the Community Centre at Church of Our Lady, 566 Vaughn St. Cost $3 per class. Everyone welcome. For more information call Donna Douglas @306.692.7365. THE FUNG LOY KOK TAOIST TAI CHI welcomes anyone interested to come out and try this very gentle form of exercise. There is no restriction of age or gender, all are welcome. Classes are held every Wednesday at 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. AND Saturdays 11 to 12 noon. Classes are held in the Social Hall of St. Andrews United Church. Come out for a class. If you have any questions or want further information, please contact Elaine Crysler at (306)693-9034 or email or Mitchell Miller at (306)681-4515 or email microstudent4444@ MOOSE JAW CONCERT BAND: If you play an instrument, you are welcome to join the Moose Jaw Concert Band. Rehearsals are Thursdays at 7:15 p.m. in the Vanier Collegiate Band room. If you need more info, please e-mail . ASPERGER’S PEER SUPPORT GROUP FOR ADULTS meets at Moose Jaw Public Library the last Monday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Come and share ideas, experiences and have some fun. For more info call CMHA at 306.692.4240. Tuesdays Bingo at Church of Our Lady Parish Hall; 7 p.m. start. Doors open at 6 p. MOOSE JAW MULTICULTURAL COUNCIL INC. WOMEN’S GROUP meets every Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Church of God Basement, 50 Hochelaga St. E. Practice English; coffee & snacks; build new friendships; clothing swaps; activities & support. Everyone Welcome. Places for children to play. Contact Melissa for more information at 306-693-4677. MOOSE JAW BAND CITY BAND: Band practices held Monday evenings 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. in the Legion (upstairs ballroom), 268 High Street W. Can you play a reed or brass instrument? Amateur or advanced musicians welcome. Bring your favorite swing melodies. To learn more, come to band practice or contact the band leader at 693-6262. SEA CADETS IS OPEN TO TEENS 12-18: the program is free and is sponsored by the Department of National Defence and the Navy League branch. You have the opportunity to learn to sail, learn rope work and other ship operations as in navigation semaphore and communication, and also have the opportunity to travel with the Sea Cadet deployments. You can go to summer camp for 2,3 or 4-week courses and you are given a training bonus, so that’s like getting paid to go to camp. Cadets meet Monday nights at 6:30 p.m. at the Armouries at the top of Main St.

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Business supplies tools to residents who grow vegetables, cannabis indoors Jason G. Antonio Moose Jaw Express Reporter

Entrepreneur Kim White had searched for a new business venture for months, so when she learned cannabis would be legalized, she decided to combine her interest in gardening with helping others grow marijuana plants. She had planned to open 4 Plants Indoor Gardening Supply on Oct. 17, the same day as the legalization of marijuana, but missed that window and opened on Nov. 6 instead, on High St. W. “It’s all based on how to grow plants. So I don’t have plants, but I have everything you need to grow plants,� said White, who co-owns the business with her boyfriend, Nyle Cockwill. The business sells equipment for people who want to grow vegetables, herbs, houseplants, micro-greens and cannabis. There is a big push to encourage people to grow food — such as lettuce — indoors all-year round, White said. This helps reduce grocery bills and ensures food is grown without the use of chemicals or pesticides. With a chuckle, White added that food grown indoors tastes much better than the produce purchased from a grocery store. “Fresh, right? Fresh.� White knows that she and Cockwill made the right decision to focus on selling equipment to grow both vegetable and cannabis plants. She was unsure initially if they could make the business work if it sold supplies for only vegetable plants. About 50 per cent of the customers who purchase supplies at 4 Plants grow cannabis, while the other 50 per cent are focused on growing vegetables. “The cannabis market in Moose Jaw is big,� White said. She believes there are many residents in their 50s and

4 Plants Indoor Gardening Supply sells various supplies to help residents grow vegetable plants and cannabis plants indoors. Photo by Jason G. Antonio

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    Kim White, co-owner of 4 Plants Indoor Gardening Supply, shows some of the Dwarf cherry tomatoes she is growing inside her business. The store sells supplies to help those with a green thumb grow vegetable and cannabis plants indoors. Photo by Jason G. Antonio 60s who use cannabis for medicinal purposes. They grow their own plants and make their own edibles, oils or tinctures. While there is also a group of people who use marijuana for recreational purposes, “the medicinal side is really taking off.â€? White has many customers who have the proper permits allowing them to use cannabis for medicinal needs. Business has been steady since the store opened in November, White said. Customers have told her that ever since Moose Jaw’s retail cannabis stores opened last October, they have not gone to Regina to purchase their supplies. “To bring the local market here is nice,â€? she added. What makes 4 Plants Indoor Gardening Supply different is it sells high quality products at reasonable prices, while it is competitive with big box stores and even, White said. As she tells her customers, she is in business to provide decent prices and not rip them off. As for how the business received its name? White pointed out four cannabis plants is the legal amount people are allowed to grow at home. For more information about the business and its products, visit 4 Plants Indoor Gardening Supply’s Facebook page.

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