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Brickspo returns for another jaw-dropping display Larissa Kurz
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The Saskatchewan Lego Users Group (SLUG) is returning with their block masterpieces for the eighth year of Brickspo, and this year’s display promises to live up to expectations. Taking over the aviation gallery at the Western Development Museum on July 27 and 28, Brickspo is set to feature complicated builds from around 45 different builders. Ray Morton, head of the organizing committee and member of SLUG, promises that whatever theme you’re interested in, Brickspo will have something relevant. “When you come to the show, you will see every flavour of builder you can possibly imagine,” said Morton. The displays range from portraiture to moving, functioning 3D works, all of which were designed and built from scratch — no instructions provided. Lego displays of this skill are an impressive feat, one that Morton hopes the event will show off. One of the larger displays, Morton spoiled, will be a collaboration from many SLUG members he calls the Universal Studios Tour. Each member involved constructed a scene from a movie, which were then combined with a moving trolley that runs through them — just like a real set tour. This year, Lego enthusiasts can expect more of the mind-blowing same: from fantasy to history to popular media figures, to remote control vehicles and Rube Goldberg tracks. The SLUG will also be hosting a few talks about what they do, including how to sort your Lego and an account of an inside tour of the Lego factory in Denmark, as well as live challenges for the audience to watch SLUG members do their thing. Vendors selling Lego will be returning, and the Brick Chick will be present to engrave blocks with whatever your heart desires.
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This replica cathedral was constructed by Caleb Fluter, displayed at last year’s Brickspo. (supplied) The SLUG will also be bringing back their Yard Sale, where members are selling pieces, kits, and projects of their own, both new and used. The Friendly City Optimist Club will be running a concession throughout the weekend, and attendees should keep in mind that both the concession and all vendors will only be taking cash and there is no ATM at the museum. Morton and the SLUG plan the event each year as a chance to showcase what it is they do so well, because he finds that Lego building at this level isn’t something just everyone knows is possible to pursue. “We actually want people to come and see what we have to show,” said Morton. “We’re a bunch of artists and Lego is just the medium that we like to use. So, we hope we inspire young and old alike.” He encourages people to come out and enjoy the craftsmanship, and maybe consider dabbling in the satisfying hobby as well. Really, the limit is your own imagination — and your wallet, Morton joked. Brickspo will be open on July 27 and 28 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Entry is included with regular admission to the WDM.
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Newcomer Welcome Centre uses stories to break down stereotypes Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express
The Moose Jaw Newcomer Welcome Centre used the power of story to help break down barriers and create understanding among different people. About 15 immigrants participated in Storyotype earlier this month, an event that saw three residents — Abraham Chol, Don Mitchell and Ginny Jackson — share information about their successes, journeys and backgrounds. Groups of newcomers met with each speaker for about 15 minutes to listen, ask questions and engage in conversations. This is the fifth time the Welcome Centre has held this activity, explained Tyler Bastedo, community connections co-ordinator. Storyotype reduces stereotypes by using stories and creating an atmosphere where people can celebrate similarities and differences. “Sometimes it’s not just the storyteller that’s telling their story, but sometimes the audience will relate to something they’re saying and then they will have a chance to share their story back and forth,” said Melissa Mitchell, program manager. The three community members all have different backgrounds, she continued. They were asked to speak since some have volunteered with the centre before, while others are known in the community. “They don’t need to be experts in anything, aside from themselves,” joked Bastedo. Abraham Chol came to Canada from South Sudan as a refugee and moved to Moose Jaw nine months ago; he is now
Ginny Jackson discusses parenting tips with other immigrants during a Storyotype conversation at the Newcomer Centre on July 5. Jackson moved to Canada from Oklahoma 30 years ago. Photo by Jason G. Antonio a permanent resident. He participated in Storyotypes, he explained, since he thought it was important to share more about his background. “(I) can help the people, (especially if I) have good advice about a situation I face,” he said. “If someone (has the) same story, they can share it with me. Also, I live here, I can share information (about the living conditions).” Chol and his family fled their village when he was 11 years old due to political violence. The family travelled to Ethiopia and faced hardship and stress along the way. It took them five weeks with little food to make the trip, while it was also cold since it was winter. “We suffered a lot,” he said. The family reached Ethiopia in 1987, but by 1991, they were forced to move back to South Sudan. He managed to survive during the next two decades before finally escaping to Canada.
Abraham Chol talks about his journey from South Sudan to Canada during a conversation at the Newcomer Welcome Centre on July 5. He came to Canada about nine months ago as a refugee. Photo by Jason G. Antonio Ginny Jackson and her husband moved to Canada from Oklahoma 30 years ago so he could work in the cattle industry. She joked that they only planned to remain in Alberta for five years, but stayed longer than expected. From Alberta they moved to Moosomin, before coming back west 19 years ago to live in Moose Jaw. “I couldn’t go back to Oklahoma now because it’s so humid,” she said. Since the couple moved eight times during those 30 years, community is important to Jackson. She understood that the newcomers’ questions were not intrusive, but simply asked out of curiosity. Since moving to Moose Jaw, Jackson has taught English as a second language.
“This was really nice to be asked (to present). We all seek to belong versus fitting in,” she said. “The immigrants even teach me about belonging.” Clients at the Multicultural Centre inspire Jackson, who noted she made a big deal about leaving her state since she would be further away from family. However, she observed that she “had to get over myself” after she learned that many immigrants come from other countries. “(Their) smiles … it’s a lesson for all of us,” she added. “It’s a chance to learn from each other and not fear each other.” Anyone interested in hosting a Storyotypes event can call the Welcome Centre at 306-693-4677.
Evening markets return to the crescent Larissa Kurz
It’s good news for those who aren’t early risers but still want to check out the Homegrown Farmer’s Market: July 10th was the first day of the evening markets, which will now continue every Wednesday night until the end of August. Market manager Allison Taylor has been excited to get the night markets started and details a few new aspects that aren’t part of the usual morning markets on the weekend. To begin with, there are some vendors exclusive to the evening markets, and some who only set up for the Saturday markets. “We’ll often have a different variety of vendors, which is really cool,” said Taylor. “People can come out and if they don’t find something on Saturday, a vendor on Wednesday might have what they’re looking for, so that part’s really great.” Returning again this year is also the salsa dancing lessons, with lively music and instruction right there on Langdon Crescent. Other buskers are also welcome to join the market with their music. Evening markets have been relatively busy in the past, and Taylor notes that it can be a handy stop to make sup-
The Homegrown Farmer’s Market will be running every Wednesday until the end of the summer. (supplied) per just a hint more enticing, by picking up some fresh ingredients from local producers. “All the vendors are all really happy to be there, in the summer evenings, just hanging out,” said Taylor. “It’s just a really nice atmosphere for people to come and stroll through and pick up vegetables, or any of their produce
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Grain companiesâ€™ excuse feeding a line to Prairie farmers By Ron Walter - For Agri-Mart Express
EXPRESS Grain companies that are blaming slow grain movement from port on a backlog of railway cars are feeding farmers a line, says the president of the Grain Workers Union in Vancouver. â€œThere is no rail car backlog,â€? Gerry Gault told the Farming for Profit conference in Moose Jaw. The slow grain movement issue exists simply because the grain companies refuse to co-operate and share grain in storage. â€œYou can bring in a train with 15,000
to 20,000 tonnes of grain but thatâ€™s not enough. These ships need 55,000 tonnes.â€? When the Canadian Wheat Board controlled grain movement logistics in the harbour, the ship loading would load the 15,000 to 20,000 tonnes and move to other terminals until it had a full load and head out of port. Now that private grain companies with different ownership interests in the five Vancouver grain terminals control the logistics, the ship will take on a partial load, head out to anchor and return for more grain when the company they deal with has more shipped in by rail. â€œI donâ€™t know what the wheat board did in marketing but essentially doing away
with the wheat board is the stupidest thing Iâ€™ve ever seen,â€? Gault said. Even in the port of Prince Rupert with one terminal and multiple owners, there is no sharing of contracts. â€œRichardson will not tell Viterra they owe Voter 20,000 tonnes.â€? Gault said the privatization of export grain testing, with two and now three companies, has lowered the standards of Canadian grain testing and quality. And he has seen shipments of canola that graded number three make first grade on the ship exporting it. â€œIâ€™m sure Voter was honest and told you it made three.â€? Railways arenâ€™t blameless, according to Gault.
Ever since the wheat board ended and the terminal convinced the grain workers to be available 24-7 without overtime, Gault says the grain rail car availability has fallen in priority behind oil cars and containers. â€œWhen the wheat board was here, grain cars were the number one priority. Now theyâ€™re number eight.â€? Four of the five grain terminals operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week but run only 14 shifts compared with 15 in the Monday to Friday operations that used to load ships. Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@ sasktel.net
Saskatchewan sees Encouraging Growth
Moose Jaw North Warren Michelson, MLA
The landscape around Moose Jaw looks so much better than three weeks ago, thanks to significant rain. Weâ€™ve seen growth in more than just the crops in the past month. There is evidence that the province is going in the right direction as we Stand Up for Saskatchewan. A strengthening economy means we have the resources to invest in the services needed by the people of our province. It also shows the determination and innovation of Saskatchewan people in the face of challenges. For the tenth consecutive month, Saskatchewan has more people working in the province than it did a year ago. Employment figures announced in June show there are 14,300 more people working in Saskatchewan than in May of 2018. The unemployment rate dropped to 5.2 per cent in May (seasonally adjusted), down from 6.7 per cent a year ago. Month-over-month, the unemployment rate was down from 5.4 per cent in April. Our province has now seen 52 consecutive quarters of
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I am wondering if anyone else heard the media leak about the goings-on in City Council in Winnipeg and how many of their employees were caught on-camera… Global News reported, “Several City of Winnipeg employees were caught on camera spending work time making personal shopping trips, running errands and taking extended lunch breaks at restaurants like HootJoan Ritchie ers. EDITOR “A group of Winnipeg residents and business owners say they hired a private investigating company to track the staff at the city’s Planning, Property and Development Department, after years of complaints about long wait times for routine permits and inspections.” I’m thinking, after hearing this and also about Moose Jaw’s City administration department headships receiving extra coverage pay for ‘what?’ (read Rob’s Rant in this week’s edition), that maybe our city hall could use a good ‘house-cleaning’ too? The sad thing is, taxpayers fund the city’s goings-on…so city hall is accountable to their residents for every cent spent or wasted, or every controversial dealing, whether they like it or not. While on the payroll, their time is not their own but belongs to the people who pay their wages. And in all of this, it seems that our local City Hall is trying to tighten their perimeters and the lips of those that might possibly expose something shady here, too…but be sure, “there is nothing done in secret that won’t be exposed…” ************ This past weekend in Moose Jaw celebrated our local cultural mosaic. I think diversity is great and sharing and learning about other cultures and customs only enlarges our world view, and is a good thing…but I get a little hot under the collar when some immigrant groups come to this country and then want to change our Canadian laws to fit their values, beliefs and religions, rather than trying to fit into the system our country was founded upon. The fact is, they want to come to Canada for a better life and future but don’t want to integrate into our society but would rather see our laws change to accommodate themselves… Unfortunately, those individuals tend to bring the problems of their country here, too… And to affirm, I don’t mean ‘all’ of them…just those that choose to make their issues a law for all the rest of us. ************ And on the lighter side of life, according to an online dating site that surveyed over 20 million members worldwide, “Great food and good looks are most important according to singles… “Seeking Arrangements - LAS VEGAS (July 11, 2019) — Everyone has individual taste when it comes to choosing a partner, and it turns out that for most online daters, the word “taste” is literal because cooking is the number one trait both men and women find important when looking for a match.” This information really tickled my funny bone…nothing has changed since the beginning of time! We all know that the closest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and apparently the same is true for the fairer sex, as well. No wonder the cost of food and cosmetics are so expensive! Send your letters to the editor to: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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.
Future Saskatchewan carbon emissions plan to use Alberta model By Ron Walter - For Agri-Mart Express
EXPRESS A University of Lethbridge professor outlined carbon tax related regulations for agriculture planned in Saskatchewan and based on 12-year-old Alberta programs. “I understand Saskatchewan wants to adopt as much as it can from Alberta,” Kurt Klein told the Farming for Profit conference in Moose Jaw. Saskatchewan plans the regulations in 2019 with offset carbon credits for agriculture in 2020. Large emitters have to reduce emissions by three means – voluntary cuts, purchase of offset credits, or invest in a technology fund. Offset credits can be sold to emitters for cash. Last year Alberta farmers averaged $1.47 an acre in offset credits. The offset credits have spawned a new industry, called aggregators, who verify and measure farm emission reduction plans and broker the small amounts to large industry. Alberta farmers have 17 ways to apply for offset credits.
During the Alberta offset credit program, Klein estimates Alberta farmers pocketed between $110 million and $120 million with aggregators banking between $50 million and $60 million. Alberta has voluntarily reduced emissions by 13 million tonnes of carbon dioxide, but total emissions have increased by 14 per cent to 263 mega-tonnes. Klein said Canada produces only 1.6 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Since carbon dioxide stays in the atmosphere for at least 100 years, any measures taken now “won’t affect your children, grandchildren, even your great-grandchildren.” Environment Canada models show the Prairies will be one to two degrees Celsius warmer in 2030 than between 1975-1995. The same model shows that by 2100 Prairie temperatures will increase between five and 10 degrees giving us a climate similar to present day Nebraska. “There will be benefits for us. We can grow corn on 85 per cent of the Prairies. Now we can only grow corn in southern Manitoba and Southern
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Alberta. “In a democracy, it will be difficult to get people to reduce their standard of living” to combat climate change. “It has never made sense to me for Canada to have a carbon tax,” said conference host Prof. Andy Schmitz. The tax reduces trade competitiveness and productivity, he said. Ron Walter can be reached at email@example.com
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Response to Steven Heidinger’s article “Drink up...smarten up.” I am responding to Steven Heidinger’s article published on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 entitled “Drink up....Smarten up.” I hardly know where to begin, as I am so surprised...no SHOCKED...at his advocacy of encouraging people to shun tap water and drink bottled water. He even goes so far as to suggest having schools have (in his words) “multiple access stations of bottled water, and maybe the school budget could afford free bottled water?” IMHO, this demonstrates several things: 1. His apparent ignorance of how our oceans and landfills are affected by the millions/billions of empty bottles of water being discarded every day. 2. Fact: Canada is a first world country, and our tap water is more stringently tested, and therefore SAFER than many bottled water companies, with the exception of some First Nations communities and wilderness areas. 3. Many sports facilities, airports, and yes, SCHOOLS, including the school where HIS children attend, have water filling stations adjacent to the water fountains which encourages children, and society in general to be ecologically responsible and use a refillable water bottle on a daily basis. 4. His lack of knowledge of our federal, provincial, and municipal bud-
gets.....is he unaware of how stretched school divisions are financially to ensure supports are in place to do their utmost for success for ALL students? By questioning (in his words....”wondering”) whether school budgets could be expanded to include free bottled water for their students and stating that HIS children only drink bottled water demonstrates how completely out-of-touch he really is. He also suggests that it would be “interesting to assess test scores over the course of a year in a school that offered free BOTTLED WATER to see if improvements in cognitive function would be noted, and goes on to say that this seems to be too simple of a solution toward improving kids’ grades in school to ignore.” I simply have no more words to express my complete and utter disbelief of this opinion of a “medical professional.” I hope the reading public is more informed about the issues I discussed in my rebuttal to his opinion, because society, and our planet, is in deep trouble if the majority have the lack of knowledge on this issue as the writer of this original article apparently does. Shareen MacKay, Moose Jaw
City of Moose Jaw reserves It’s my understanding that The City of Moose Jaw had to seek bankruptcy protection during the depression of the 1930’s. The resolve to “never again let this happen” was born. Subsequent city councils have worked assiduously to establish and maintain a financial cushion. They tried to plan ahead and save for projects and needed programs. The current value of these reserves generates $4 million per year for our city budget. Without them residential taxes would go up approximately 14% . The cost of borrowing would increase. Once you spend them on some project they are gone. The current council should be applauded for maintaining a savings account and working to increase the returns generated. Tom Findlay
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Lucky Ducks win at Duck Derby Larissa Kurz
The ducks have spoken: this year’s winners of the Moose Jaw Early Bird Lions’ Duck Derby have been chosen, and 15 lucky ducks will be receiving cash prizes. For the 15th year in a row, the Duck Derby has put on their vibrant fundraiser and spent the last few weeks selling their ducks around town. You may have seen them at Sidewalk Days, where event chair Terry Laroque said they sold about 400 ducks in the final crunch before draw time. In the end, the Lions sold over 1,750 tickets — an increase of about 500 from last year’s sales — and only 15 were drawn to take home a portion of the $5,000 in prizes. The draw was made on Sunday, July 7. To celebrate the moment, the Band City Band took over the amphitheater and played some of their repertoire, before a few kids were invited down to do the honors. The winners are as follows: 1st: Marianne Fraser 2nd: Glen Vankoughnett 3rd: Tenielle Bogdan
4th: Wane Nichols 5th: Erica Miller And taking home the remaining ten prizes: Bertha Henderson, Darrell Deck, Bree Egan, Judy Samoleski, Shelley Burt, Dale Clace, Sandra Towriss, Bernard Dudka, Tamara Ferraton, and Wane Nichols. Laroque was happy to see so many tickets sold and is grateful for the community’s support of the fundraiser. The proceeds will go towards the various Lions charity work they do in the community, including supporting the Moose Jaw White Cane Club, Crimestoppers, and various other programs. “We help with the community, and our main cause is that we’re champions of the blind. So we support a lot of community events that happen in Moose Jaw,” said Laroque. “I just want to thank everyone who bought tickets and helped support the Lions.” The Lions Duck Derby will be back again next year, with another chance to be a lucky duck.
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Sandy Creek Gospel Jamboree preparing for last hurrah Larissa Kurz
On the 20th anniversary of the annual music festival, the Sandy Creek Gospel Jamboree has planned one last weekend packed with toe-tapping tunes to send the event out with a bang. July 19-21 will be the last year of the gospel festival, which is featuring a number of musical acts from a few different genres down at Besant Campground, just outside of Moose Jaw. Karin Konkel, one of the longstanding organizers of the festival, will be sad to see the festival end but finds that the work the committee undertakes to plan a great event is a lot to handle. “We decided that we’d rather go out with a bang than let it just fizzle out,” said Konkel. “This year is looking to be a really good Jamboree and that’s what we wanted to do, end strong.” Familiar MCs Ken Overcast and John Duerkson will be returning one last time, to introduce the crowd to each performer during the non-stop musical show. Performers this year are coming from as close as Moose Jaw and as far as Tennessee, and include The Trudel Family, the Amundruds, the Torchman Quartet, Phil Calloway, and the Eros Family. Jackson Heights will also be attending, which Konkel herself is excited for; the country group has been playing
The Jamboree is being held in Besant Campground for the last year. (supplied) for years as the Dixie Melody Boys and recently reunited and took the stage at the Grand Ole Opry. The shows begin at 5pm on July 19, with Bobby Bowen taking the stage first, continuing until 9pm that night. On July 20, the stage will be busy from 8am until 9pm, closing off on July 21 with performers from 9am until
4pm. A full schedule of the performances is available on the Jamboree’s website, at www.scgj.ca. There is a pancake breakfast scheduled for Sunday morning at 8am, and a noon worship service between the acts. Konkel recommends festivalgoers bring along their own chair, and to bring cash for both gate admission and the concession that will be running all weekend, as well as any musician merchandise that may entice them. Admission is purchased at the gates, with a weekend pass priced at $90. For those looking to just stop in for one of the three days, the cost goes down to $30 for Friday, $45 for Saturday, and $35 for Sunday. Kids under the age of 13 are granted free admission. Konkel emphasized that the festival is family-friendly, and they often see kids each year enjoying the outdoor music. “It’s a great event for any age. It’s not just geared at old people, said Konkel. “It’s a really great family event.” She encourages people to come down and check out the talented acts, as it is the final iteration of the beloved jamboree and there is a genre for everyone to enjoy — from bluegrass to contemporary.
Keep pets cool this summer with a few easy tips Larissa Kurz
As the summer heat continues, the furry members of your family may need some extra TLC to get through. The Humane Society has a few seeds of advice to offer that may help keep your pets cool — and safe. The same advice that applies to humans also applies to pets: when it’s blistering hot, stay inside and stay hydrated. Dana Haukaas, executive director at the Humane Society, suggests keeping pets indoors in the A/C or, if you don’t have it, with windows and blinds shut to minimize the heat. If you’re going to be away from home all day, keeping the space cool is paramount for your pets. If your fluffy friends are going to be left outside for any amount of time, make sure they have generous access to both shelter and water, preferably in a doghouse or other structure that creates shade. Haukaas emphasizes keeping fresh water on hand for your pets at all times, inside and outside, because it’s extremely easy to dehydrate. She even suggested adding
a few ice cubes to keep it cool longer. Freezing blocks of ice or other snacks — like broth, yogurt, peanut butter, blended sardines, or other treats — is actually a great way to keep your cat or dog cool and entertained, as they lick away at the tasty block. There are tons of recipes online for frozen pet treats, or you can even freeze your pet’s favorite treats in the water for them to lick out. Another quick way to keep your pets cool is to invest in a kiddie pool and fill it with water for a low maintenance cooldown that is more play than work. Haukaas also noted that in high heat, concrete can get extremely hot, especially for an animal’s sensitive feet; she recommends going for those bonding walks either early in the morning or later in the evening, to avoid the intense midday sun and save your pup’s paws. The trick is to lay the back of your hand on the ground, and if you can’t stand to keep it there, it’s too hot for your pet to
do the same. Haukaas also strongly emphasizes to never leave your pets in the vehicle, no matter how short the trip. It takes less than 10 minutes for a vehicle to heat up enough to cause heat stroke, and that leaves your pets in a dangerous situation. “I have no doubt that no one intends to cause harm to their dog at all, but if you are going to leave your vehicle for any amount of time, the best place for your dog is to stay at home,” said Haukaas. One last tip: don’t shave your pet. It may seem like their coat of hair is a hindrance, but it’s actually helping. Your pet’s fur is designed to keep them cool and shaving them down or cutting it too short can increase the chance of sunburn and sunstroke. Instead, keep up with regular grooming and brush your animals often to clear out loose hair. The best advice is to consider your pet the same way you would consider yourself in the heat, and to pay close attention
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Libraries still play important role in 21st century, says NDP Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express
NDP MLA Carla Beck enjoys taking out digital books when travelling across Saskatchewan to speak with residents, so she is concerned by the silence around a governmental review of the provincial library system. Beck and the Saskatchewan NDP are not the only ones concerned about the lack of news around the review, however, as the regional libraries are also uncertain about what the provincial government’s future plans are. To better gauge this concern, Beck and NDP leader Ryan Meili have been taking road trips to hear from library employees. Beck and Meili were in Moose Jaw on July 5, where they met with staff from Palliser Regional Library. Both MLAs also took time to serve hamburgers and hot dogs at the Timothy Eaton Centre during Sidewalk Days. Concerns about funding, future vision When the provincial government attempted to cut funding to libraries in 2017, Moose Jaw was one community that played a major role in fighting back, Beck said. She remembers walking through Crescent Park and seeing families and individuals protesting the proposed cuts. After the cuts were reversed, the provincial government decided to review the funding given to regional libraries. A survey was distributed, but Beck pointed out there has been little said on the long-term plans for the library system. The NDP has asked repeatedly for news, but to no avail, she said. The NDP MLAs heard that the funding Palliser receives is inadequate to provide the services required. Beck noted the NDP has heard from thousands of Saskatchewanians who use the libraries about why they use them and why they are important. “Palliser (Regional) Library does a really good job of
Saskatchewan NDP leader Ryan Meili (right) serves up hamburgers at the Timothy Eaton Centre on July 5 during Sidewalk Days with other volunteers such as Barbara Yates. Meili met with staff from Palliser Regional Library to hear their concerns about provincial funding. Photo by Jason G. Antonio providing materials to other libraries throughout the province,” Beck said. It also plays a role in the provincial archive system. Citizens more aware Many people, she continued, are paying more attention to what the next steps are for libraries and if the provincial government still intends to make cuts or offer a different vision. Palliser serves a large area of the province, Meili said. He thought the organization was “quite an impressive operation.” “Given the uncertainty, it is concerning for smaller communities,” he added.
Libraries act as a community hub for communities, especially smaller ones, said Beck. Libraries provide some of the most reliable internet in rural Saskatchewan. They allow people to conduct business online, check crop reports and sell products. They also enable people to use computers for work, play or education. Libraries still important “We have concerns about the number of children in this province who are not ready to learn by the time they get to kindergarten,” she continued. “It simply seems wrong-headed to be looking at cutting literacy programs and library programs … .” Libraries do play an important role in the 21st century, Beck said. It’s a misunderstanding to say a change in the number of books checked out means libraries are no longer relevant. Bus transportation The elimination of the Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC) has made it difficult for libraries to send books around the province, especially in a timely manner, Beck said. The cost per item for shipping has also increased. She remembers seeing boxes of books stored alongside passengers’ bags when she rode the bus. “It’s hurt so many people, the loss of the STC,” said Meili. Families have a difficult time connecting; seniors are suffering; it’s had a negative effect on businesses; and some residents have resorted to hitchhiking. This is why the NDP is committed to bringing back a provincial bus system. “Absolutely it’s feasible,” he added. “It requires the political will. It requires … some planning to design a system that works for the needs of today, not the needs of 40 (to) 50 years ago. It’s feasible and it’s necessary.”
Crown casinos paid provincial government $22.4 million last year By Ron Walter - For Moose Jaw Express
The Crown-owned Casino Regina/Moose Jaw managed a small decrease in payments to the province last year. By squeezing expenses and other sources of income, the casino operations paid $22.4 million to the province’s general revenue fund. That was a decrease of just under $1 million. Half the payment went to the Community Initiatives Fund with half to First Nations. In addition, SaskGaming paid an $18 million dividend to the Crown Investments Corporation. Revenues of $118.6 million dropped $820,000, as guest counts declined and gambling revenues declined. Slot revenue fell by one per cent, mostly from fewer Moose Jaw visitors. Guest count reduction in Regina was at-
tributed to elimination of free pop and coffee and closure of a connecting pedway for a period. Regina guest count was 2.64 million. Moose Jaw’s 619,000 visitors were down by one per cent. Guest count of 3.257 million fell shy of the 3.5 million target. Operating expenses increased $200,000 to $61.1 million. The management analysis in the annual report for the 2018-19 year noted: “SaskGaming operates in an industry that is in a mature market position, marked by lower annual revenue growth and operating costs increased by the cost of inflation. SaskGaming also faces increased competition from gaming competitors in the province.” The Crown corporation plans to meet
Sidewalk Days Committee Presents Cheque to Rotary Club of Moose Jaw Wakamow
The Moose Jaw Sidewalk Days committee presented a cheque to the Rotary Club of Moose Jaw Wakamow for their work in providing daily garbage clean-up and night security again this year. The Rotary club utilizes the funds for making donations to local and international causes.
challenges by investing in technology, facilities, new initiatives, and continuing focus on customer service and employee excellence, expense management and productivity. The trend in declining revenue is as a result of “a mature Canadian gaming industry, slowing Saskatchewan economy and increased gaming competition in the province.” The plan for 2019-20 will focus on guest expectations, along with action to improve facilities, technology, products and services.
An online community forum will facilitate an ongoing conversation with guests. This will allow SaskGaming to get more detailed information from guests in a more cost-effective way, rather than using traditional survey techniques. The two casinos gave $429,000 to community organizations and projects during the year ended March 31,2019. Guest satisfaction was down marginally at 75.5 per cent. Among employees, 41 per cent are First Nations with 17 per cent visible minorities. Return on assts after paying the general revenue fund was a whopping 28.5 per cent. Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@ sasktel.net
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Architectural students at Saskatchewan Polytechnic receive national awards for design projects Moose Jaw Express Staff
Eight students from Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s architectural technology program received national design awards after competing at the Construction Specifications Canada national conference. Danika Ferner and Kelsey Erdman placed first for their design project that focused on adding an additional building to the Wakamow Valley Interpretive Centre; they won $415 for their design. Jillayne Keck and Angela Bernard captured second place for their project that focused on adding an observation deck to the Wakamow Valley Interpretive Centre; they received $315 for their design. Brandon Ambros and Kyle Morgan took third place for their project that looked at adding a kiosk to the Wakamow Valley; they received $215 for their design. Sushil Khanal and Chase Honan received honourable mention for their design for a Wakamow hub.
Several architectural students from Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Moose Jaw campus receive awards on behalf of their respective teams for their construction designs presented during a national competition. Photo courtesy of Saskatchewan Polytechnic Saskatchewan Polytechnic students are encouraged and supported by faculty to compete in provincial and national com-
petitions, or to work with business, industry and the community on projects that provide real world solutions to current
challenges, according to a news release. The Regina chapter of Construction Specifications Canada hosted a design competition in the spring. Teams of two competed in the all-day event, where they prepared documentation for a proposed renovation, including design renderings, construction drawings and specifications information. “This simulated the real-world process of preparing for a renovation project, in a time-restricted, small-scale format,” said Angela Deans, program head, Architectural Technologies. “The students pushed themselves to complete detailed design work and documentation on a very tight timeline, skills they will need in the real world.” The students received their awards at a special presentation at the CSC national conference, but announcement of the awards was made at the end of June.
By Ron Walter For Moose Jaw Express
Dollarama shares show long-term potential for capital gains To some observers, the Dollarama chain of stores can’t be much of a money maker – how can you make money selling stuff for a $1 or less? Management at Dollarama has excelled at making money selling items for $1 or less. Gross profit margins have often exceeded 35 or 40 per cent. New stores and increased sales at existing stores keep margins up there. The secret is the right source of supply and the right mix of merchandise — branded and private label — and cost control. Some analysts believe Dollarama’s growing profit days are over, based on the number of stores and the competition. More important, they don’t see how Dollarama can make money with inflation starting to chew away at profit margins. Started in 1992 with a new emphasis on leasing more stores in 2004, Dollarama became a publicly traded company with an initial public offering of shares in 2009. After two splits one share issued at $17.50 in 2009 is worth $289 today – an astounding return of 1,654 per cent. Store count has grown from 874 in 2005 to 1,225 in February. And the company sees room in the market for 1,700
outlets in Canada by 2027. The naysayers on Dollarama’s potential ignore indications the chain’s plans to slowly move out of $ or less items into slightly higher-priced items. That move alone can grow revenues and profits significantly. For some time, Dollarama has been the supplier of merchandise to the Latin American Dollar City chain. Dollar City merely pays a handling fee with Dollarama, getting a benefit on volume discount purchases by adding Dollar City’s $1 billion plus sales. The company has taken such an interest in Dollar City that it bought 50.1 per cent of the company this year. The Latin American chain with169 stores in Colombia, Guatemala and El Salvador has plans for 600. No doubt Dollarama’s cash flow will help fuel that growth. Continued growth potential for Dollarama can come from selling items priced over $1, more stores in Canada and in Latin America. Currently valued at $15.8 billion Dollarama shares trade at a high 23.8 times annual earnings. On the basis of cash flow, the shares trade at a rather high 24 times annual cash flow. Some traders will justify the high premium valuation on the company’s awesome track record.
Perhaps they are right, but today’s stock market has turned extremely volatile. The frequent price gyrations stem from two factors: uncertainty caused by trade war Tweets and the fact that the bull market run in North American stock markets is long in the tooth and ready for a major pullback. Investors saw how Dollarama shares sank last fall in the market correction. Shares plunged from $43 to just over $30. At a current $49.25 shares have recovered a cool 55 per cent. Any downturn could see a flurry of share sales to protect gains. Investors can pay the premium and hope, or they can wait for a market correction to get a better price and hold for the long-term. 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 email@example.com The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.
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Saskatchewan Air Show an immense success
Around 37,000 spectators take part in two days of planes and displays at 15 Wing Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express
The final numbers are in and a total of 37,000 people took in the two days of fun in the sun at 15 Wing during the Saskatchewan Air Show on July 6 and 7, a total that, while not completely surprising, offered a measure of validation for almost two years of work and planning. “We’re thrilled,” said air show director Maj. Regan Wickett. “It all came together…and now we start thinking about getting ready for 2021.” Things got off to a huge start on Saturday morning as the first crowds started filing in, leading to a line-up to pass through the gates that moved swiftly but took over an hour to roll through. That was simply due to the number of people who streamed into the base – by early afternoon, organizers had to shut the gates due to parking at capacity, and the final numbers were staggering: no less than 22,000 people on Saturday alone. Wickett said they learned some important lessons over the course of the weekend
When you have 22,000 people show up for an event, there are going to be long lines to get in, even if they flow through the gates as quickly as they did Saturday morning. on hosting large-scale public events out at the base, enabling them to incorporate them for the show on Sunday. Those changes were a product of feedback and observation, a major one was the lack of on-site bathroom facilities that resulted in long line-ups. By the time the Snowbirds had completed their performance at 5 p.m., trucks were already hauling more
port-a-potties into the base, with a final total of 216 on-site by Sunday morning. Making change quickly was in their planned capacity said Wickett, but “at the same time we’re re-learning how to hold this scale of an event on the base. It did take us a few hours to iron out a few challenges that we had to deal with line-ups. But by the end of the weekend, we were
very satisfied with the results we were producing.” When it came to the show itself, there were absolutely no issues. Crowds were oohing and awing at the action overhead, whether it was the CF-18 demonstration team, fly-bys by vintage Second World War aircraft or Kent Peitsch rolling his Jelly Belly plane to a stop inches from former Lt. Governor Vaughn Solomon on the tarmac. “I think it honestly was one of the premier air shows you would have found in Canada this year,” Wickett said. “We couldn’t have found a better line-up of performers to come out and entertain the crowds. And our static displays were also first-rate and extremely popular.” Now, it’s on to the future. While Wickett didn’t directly commit to future performances, plans are in place for the Saskatchewan Air Show to become a biennial event.
Education support staff at Prairie South School Division vote to strike Members of CUPE Local 5512 have voted 95.7 per cent in favour of moving forward with job action, up to and including a full withdrawal of services. “The employer is coming after a long-standing retirement benefit, pushing a wage freeze in the first two years of the agreement, and trying to divide us by offering deals that hurt some of us more than others,” said Dave Stevenson, CUPE national representative. “The message we heard from our membership was loud and clear. We are standing united against these concessions and miniscule wage offers. We deserve and demand more respect than the employer has been showing us.” The Prairie South School Division is trying to eliminate
the members’ Long Service Recognition Benefit and replace it with inferior retirement gratuity language. “We’ve negotiated this important benefit into our contract and taking it away would negatively impact about 142 of our members immediately. Everyone else who retires from now on after at least 14 years of service will be affected by this cut too,” said Stevenson. “The school division is also pushing a wage offer well below increases to the cost of living. “We won’t let them divide us; we won’t let them insult us; and we won’t let them attack our retirement,” said Stevenson. “This strike vote shows that we are ready to fight for a fair collective agreement.”
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Youth Apprenticeship scholarships awarded to local students Larissa Kurz
The Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Commission (SATCC) awarded over 100 graduating students with a Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship Industry Scholarship this year, and three of those lucky students were right here in Moose Jaw. Central Collegiate students Aman Ahmed and Mohamed Rizvi each received a scholarship towards their interest in automotive service, and Vanier Collegiate Institute student Danton Hartman received a scholarship for his future career as an electrician. Each recipient must participate and complete the SYA program and indicate their intent to pursue a career in the skilled trades. For Hartman, the SYA program was a way to preview the different trades available, and to get a feeling for what it would be like working in his trade of interest. “The program was really awesome for me actually; I really enjoyed the training I got. I was still in high school but still got a feeling for the trades and what I can expect after high school,” said Hartman.
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Memories of Con’s Corner flowed like wine at a wedding party when a sign to the former community hub was dedicated. About 80 former customers of the cafe, gas station and repair shop turned out for installation of the sign. The metal cutout of the place as it was when Con and Kay Walz started it in 1939 was made by Jason Wipf of the Baildon Hutterite Colony. “I’ve been waiting a long time to do this,” said Gene Ward, who bought the business in 1972. Eighty years ago, the young Walz couple opened the business on the junction corner of Highway Two and 36. “This (sign) is not about me. It’s not about Con and Kay or Rolene and me or our families but a commemorative of this corner because everybody in south central Saskatchewan knows about Con’s Corner. “It was once a part of the Saskatchewan road map, an STC bus stop. The only thing it did never have was a post office and I’m sure if they’d gone after one they’d probably have got it.” Although the Wards closed the business in 1989, large trucks still park there headed on the road south. For years hunters, especially Americans, used the place as their stop while locals showed them the best hunting. “We had good times with them.” Rolene Ward thanked everyone for coming out and noted folks from the Baildon Hutterite Colony are their number one neighbour. “Sometimes we wondered whether we made the right move,” she said. “But we raised our family here. This is where our roots are. “There’s not that many families left from when we came.” Gene recalled the times he and employee Rob Armstrong waited until midnight to make sure cattle trucks on the way back to the South Country had enough fuel to get home. Neighbour John Hales said the Wards became part of the community and a helping hand. Hales recalled one night just before closing when a Spring Valley farmer phoned with a clutch problem on a truck out in the field. Ward and Hales responded to complex road directions and finally found the truck on a hill with a great view of the distance. “It was near on dark and it was sitting on a rock.” They had to get the truck off the rock before they could pull it with the tow truck. Ross Ramage recalled a story when the Walz family ran the place. Walz was welding on a truck. “He had the nicest little narrow-brimmed straw hat you ever saw. To do this welding, he had to take the hat off and put the goggles on. “He placed the hat where he thought it was safe. Lo and behold it caught fire when he started welding. It burned the top of the hat. He still had the brim and the sides. He wore that hat all summer. “He’d have a gas customer drive in. He put that hat on his head and served them. “I imagine some of them had a lot of laughs about that hat. It was one of the happy times here.” Ward said they have been lucky with only one bad vehicle accident since 1972. In the community history book Prairie Winds, Con Walz mentioned a bad accident when his sons Con and Bob carried in the driver of a wrecked truck. “They laid him on the floor saying they were sure he was dead.” Con found a patchwork quilt his mother had made him to cover the prone driver. “I returned later. The body had got up and walked away.” Walz sold the business to Ernest Humphries. Con’s Corner hired single women to work in the cafe and they slept in a trailer on the site, near a shack where Armstrong slept. Hales remembers some of the gossips tut-tutting about the propriety of that. Howie Johnson noted Armstrong, an excellent repairman, used to hitch a ride to Moose Jaw Friday night, party all weekend and wait for the boss to come in and pick him up. There was something going on at Con’s every weekend, said Ward. One weekend Johnson recalls Con and Kay had a barbecue for the community with steaks, hamburgers and hot dogs. “Us kids thought we had to have hot dogs. We had steaks. That was Con.” One of Walz’s children, Lynn Macdiarmid attended. “It was the place to come to talk to people,” she said. “Dad always had a lot of material for anyone who was working here.” She never worked in the cafe. “They didn’t have me do that. I think they wanted us to get going and get a degree,” said the retired public health nurse.
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Educating students, public about road safety more effective than changing school zone speeds, say officials Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express
The City of Regina recently reduced the speed in its school zones as a safety measure, but officials in Moose Jaw believe there are other ways to keep students safe. Regina’s city council voted to change the speed in school zones to 30 km/h from 40 km/h, with the speed limit now in effect from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. instead of 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. An assessment was performed in two Regina school zones, which identified 1,242 risky behaviours by motorists and pedestrians before and after school. The behaviours ranged from stopping violations and unsafe drop-off and pickup practices, to speeding, not stopping at stop signs and texting while driving. In Moose Jaw, school zones are in effect from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day of the year, with all speeds set at 40 km/h. Prairie South School Division “We are quite happy with Moose Jaw drivers and the 40 km/h speed limit,” said Tony Baldwin, director of education for Prairie South School Division (PSSD). Parking near schools is the main problem PSSD faces in Moose Jaw, he continued. The three schools with the worst parking are Westmount Elementary on Currie Crescent, Palliser Heights on Simpson Avenue and King George on Fifth Avenue Northwest. Baldwin is thankful for the patience that residents of Currie Crescent have since that street “has a terrible setup as far as parking.” Palliser Heights is the biggest elementary school in the division, so delivering and picking up students poses a challenge, while Fifth Avenue Northwest is a narrow street that is congested since Saskatchewan Polytechnic is nearby. The division has encouraged parents to be “very, very careful” when picking up and dropping off their children, Baldwin said. He explained that the division regularly works with students on safety issues, including around traffic. Since many children live with a one-kilometre walking radius, it’s a normal practice to teach them how to safely navigate streets. The installation of speed enforcement cameras near William Grayson and Palliser Heights was not a PSSD decision, the education director pointed out. He was unsure if those cameras contributed to motorists driving more slowly. However, whether there are cameras or not, the division does not have a concern about excessive speeds in any of its school zones. Holy Trinity Catholic School Division Sean Chase, director of education for Holy Trinity Catholic School Division, explained the division is OK with the cur-
The speed in all school zones in Moose Jaw — including École St. Margaret School — is 40 km/h, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day of the year. Photo by Jason G. Antonio rent speed limits. “As it stands right now, we have not received any type of study or feedback from those in charge to suggest a change is necessary,” he said. The division’s greater concern, he continued, is looking after the safety of its students before and after school, along with providing safety training to its bus drivers. Holy Trinity would be respectful of, and co-operative with, any report that city council produced to determine if a change is required, said Chase. Meanwhile, the division regularly communicates with its administrators, community councils and school resource officers about safety. Some specific measures the division takes include enhancing parking and traffic signage, improving the safe progression of buses in and out of school zones, and using control pylons. Schools also work with students to teach them how to safely manage high-congested areas, whether they walk, bike or take the bus, at any time of year. There are no speed enforcement cameras in any Catholic school zones; those devices are out of Holy Trinity’s jurisdiction, said Chase. However, if the municipality deemed the cameras to be an effective way to control speed, the division would support anything that reduced risk factors in those areas. Moose Jaw Police Service The Moose Jaw Police Service pays close attention to school zones and takes their safety seriously, explained Sgt. Kevin Pillsworth, media spokesman with the MJPS. “In general terms, when people do reduce their speed, it gives them more stopping time (and) it allows drivers to identify hazards and risky situations,” he said.
Canola, wheat lose acreage; peas, barley, oats gain By Ron Walter - For Agri-Mart Express AGRIMART
EXPRESS Seeding acres across Canada responded to price signals and market outlook, according to results of the June Statistics Canada principal field crop survey. Farmers sowed fewer acres in wheat, canola and soybeans, more acres in lentils, peas, barley and oats. Canola acreage fell 8.5 per cent to 20.9 million acres with Saskatchewan farmers planting 11.6 million acres. Canola acres in this province fell 6.5 per cent. Total wheat acreage fell 0.4 per cent to 24.6 million acres but that doesn’t tell the whole story. Responding to poor anticipated markets, farmers cut durum plantings by almost 21
per cent to 4.9 million acres. Durum acres in Saskatchewan fell 17.8 per cent to 4.1 million. Spring wheat was substituted by many farmers with acreage up 8.4 per cent to 18.8 million acres. Saskatchewan farms upped spring wheat by 11 per cent to 8.7 million acres. Meanwhile, lentils, still facing obstacles in the key Indian market, edged up acres 0.3 per cent to 3.8 million acres. Indian lentil crops don’t look that good, perhaps opening a window for Canada. Dry peas jumped almost 20 per cent to 4.3 million acres, with most of the increase in this province. Barley acres increased 14 per cent to 7.4 million, with oats registering an 18 per cent increase to 3.6 million acres. Nationally soybean acres dropped 9.6 per cent.
“Reducing speed can be a positive thing. But … it is a complex situation.” The service does encourage changes that make traffic flows safer, if those changes are evidence-based, Pillsworth continued. With the recent school zone adjustments in Regina, that could encourage another review in Moose Jaw. “Is there a major push (here)? I’m not sure,” Pillsworth said, adding an assessment would have to be completed to determine the advantages and disadvantages of reducing school zone speeds. The decision to decrease those speeds is not up to the police service, however, but is up to city council, he added. The Transportation Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC) would have to bring forward a recommendation to council if it thought changes were warranted. City of Moose Jaw TSAC has undertaken a review of Moose Jaw’s Traffic Bylaw during the last year-
and-a-half and has suggested some changes, explained Coun. Chris Warren, the committee’s city council representative. The committee is composed of members from the police, city council, city hall, both school divisions, and residents. There were some discussions about school zones’ speeds, but the committee decided not to make changes since members did not see any major issues to address, he continued. Instead, conversations focused on school zone safety, particularly, the use of bus stop arms, educating the public about those devices, and ensuring “our tiniest of citizens” are as safe as possible, Warren explained. Other discussions focused on enhancing signage, upgrading crosswalks, ensuring traffic flows were appropriate, and ensuring there are suitable loading and unloading zones. One recommendation TSAC recently sent to council — and that was approved — was for city administration to work with the police and both school divisions to promote safety in those school zones and create more awareness for motorists who drive through. “I have not had any input or feedback about the (suitability of the) 40 km/h (speed limit),” Warren said. “Our community is generally satisfied with that.” Speed enforcement cameras have been set up in two school zones in Moose Jaw since at least 2016. Having those cameras in place is a good thing, Warren said, since they are tools to enhance safety. “I am open to more discussions about more cameras if the province wants to do so,” he remarked, adding motorists should slow down in school zones and watch for children every day of the year.
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Family Day at Sukanen Museum starts with free trolley rides By Ron Walter - For Moose Jaw Express
A day of fun for youngsters is planned for the Family Day at Sukanen Ship Museum on Saturday, July 20 and getting there will be easier than ever. The Moose Jaw trolley will offer free rides leaving every 40 minutes from the tourist booth on Thatcher Drive East. The day’s theme is based on the heritage the museum preserves, with old time prices. Admission price is slashed to $2 for everybody. “This is an opportunity for us at the museum to say thank you to all the people who support us during the year, said Museum President Gord Ross. “It’s one way of giving back to the community, saying thank you.” In keeping with the old-time theme, prices have been slashed to 25 cents for an ice cream cone, 25 cents for popcorn, 25 cents for a treat bag. A birthday cake marking the museum’s 50th anniver-
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sary will be served at 2 p.m., along with the concession offerings. Two of the most popular features from last year — tractor rides and rides on a fire truck – are on the north
end of the grounds. A barrel train ride will thrill the youngsters. Mom and dad can view the buildings and exhibits while the kids take part in a range of activities, including a basketball game and a tic-tac-toe game, as well as three-legged runs. Kids can see rope making and help to make their own rope with the rope making machine. In the Kampen Hall, they can colour a page or plant a seed. For the energetic there is a scavenger hunt. Sid the Clown will entertain the family and a group of cartoon characters in costume will be there for selfies. And there will be ponies to pet during the day. The museum is 13 km south of Moose Jaw on Highway at Two. Gates open at 10 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. Ron Walter can be reached at email@example.com
Healthy eating habits for newborns start with parents Larissa Kurz
Public health nutritionist and registered dietician Melanie Warken recently shared some valuable information on babies and food, a lecture which covered a ton of useful information for new parents. Warken spoke not only about what to feed your new baby but also the importance of when and how — as the feeding experience is more than just about getting nutrition into a child’s body. Most babies begin taking solid foods around the 6-month age, but naturally, all babies develop at their own rate. Warken advised parents to look for the signs that a child is ready to be in a highchair at the dinner table, taking in food: the child has good control of their head and neck, can sit up without any support, holds food in their mouth with their tongue, and shows an interest in food. Part of the learning process for children is watching their parents: it becomes the parent’s responsibility to make feeding time for baby a positive experience. Being engaged and listening to the child when they refuse to eat more can actually be beneficial because it gives the child an active role in their own eating habits. Similarly, having small children present at a regularly scheduled mealtime with the whole family can also en-
courage healthy eating habits. At 6 months old, introducing soft, puréed foods is recommended, even if it’s just a spoonful or two. As your child gets older, allowing more texture and more lumps is actually recommended because it will make the transition to real food much easier — by a year old, solid food should be the child’s primary source of nutrition. Warken recommends being careful about relying on commercial baby food, as quite often it has added fats and sugars that have no nutritional value. Instead, she recommends just mashing up whatever it is the rest of the family is eating.
The recommendation is to focus on foods that are high in iron, like meat, eggs, and nut or seed butter. Babies don’t need juice or sweetened drinks; encourage water from an open cup, to quench thirst and develop fine motor skills. Avoiding common allergy foods, like nut products, eggs, fish or milk, is not necessarily encouraged. Less than 5% of babies have an allergy to food, and exposing their immune system to common allergens can actually help build some immunity. Parents should avoid giving young children anything unpasteurized, as well as honey or uncooked sprouts, because these foods tend to carry bacteria that could be harmful to a child’s underdeveloped immune system. And, as always, parents are reminded to always be watching when children eat, and to make sure nothing is a choking hazard. She offered the Canadian Pediatric Society’s website as a good resource, as well as the Dieticians of Canada’s Unlock Food website. Even pulling up saskatchewan. ca and searching “infant feeding” can give some helpful results. Warken also recommended staying in touch with a family physician or a public health nurse.
Briercrest Conservatory to host musical theatre and dance camps for kids Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express
If your children like to sing, dance, or act, then Briercrest College’s Conservatory of the Performing Arts wants you to register your kids for two exciting summer camps. The second annual Musical Theatre Camp is scheduled in Caronport from
July 15 to 19 for children ages five to 18. This camp is geared toward topics such as acting, show choir, dance classes and even private lessons. Brett Mitchell is leading the fiveday camp. Mitchell graduated from Briercrest in 2010 and directs the con-
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servatory program; he is also a faculty member. The wind-up performance for this camp occurs July 19. The cost is $150 for the first child, $100 for the second sibling and $85 for any further siblings. A week later, the fourth annual Dance Camp takes place from July 22 to 25 for children ages six to 18. The camp features topics such as ballet, tap, lyrical, musical theatre, and contemporary dance. Graduate Britney Wendel is back to lead this camp after taking a one-year break for maternity leave. The wind-up performance for this camp takes place on July 25. The cost for junior dancers — ages six to 10 — is $100; it costs $100 for senior dancers between the ages of 11 and 18. The registration of a second sibling includes a $10 discount, while registering additional siblings leads to a discount of $25 per child. Anyone interested in registering for either camp can visit www.briercrest.ca/ dance; call 306-756-3250; or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Briercrest recently began a new conservatory program for students who live in the community, with private and group lessons offered throughout the school year, explained Ruth Wallace, the administrative assistant in the music
department. But the desire was also to offer youths a summer option so allow them to express their creativity in a fun way. “There’s lots of feedback and they get lots of training and it’s been very well received,” she said. The music and dance camps are unique, Wallace continued. There are other summer camps available for kids, but instead of arts or sports, some kids like to sing, dance or act. Wallace joked that this can drive some parents crazy. Therefore, these camps provide a good opportunity for youths to foster their skills and express themselves in a directed environment. Twenty kids attended each camp last year, Wallace said. Since the camps are so well received, registrations usually happen right up until the camps start. “We have it held at our historic theatre venue called The Landing … which was built during the Second World War as a recreation hall for the soldiers,” she continued. The first floor is covered in hardwood flooring, while mirrors and bars have been installed on the sides for dancers. This is a day camp, so youths will have to bring their lunches. “We’re really excited about this,” added Wallace. “We’re keeping the pricing the same as last year to keep it affordable.”
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Distant reader with axe to grind claims irresponsible journalism A late June article in the Moose Jaw Express about beef belonging on the plate in the new Canada Food Guide drew an angry response from by Ron Walter a distant reader. The reader, one Amanda Lakhanpal accused us of irresponsible journalism in reporting an Ontario dietitian’s talk to the Saskatchewan Stock Growers’ Association in Moose Jaw. The talk by Carol Harrison pointed out that nowhere does the Canada Food Guide say Canadians should eat less beef. We should be eating all the proteins, grains and fruit/vegetables suggested in the guide, but protein content is now higher at one-quarter of the plate. The guide does suggest getting more protein from sources other than beef. Lakhanpal claims Harrison has a factually flawed perspective because thousands of peer-reviewed studies “support a plantbased diet as optimal human nutrition, disease prevention and longevity.” She continued, suggesting This Scribbler review talks from a plant-based nutrition conference in Toronto. One imagines the objective perspective of meat eating at this conference was about as objective as at a convention of meat packers. The Google button on the computer settled the wondering about who this anti-beef eater is, and what she represents. Her online presence shows she is an Ontario hockey mom who writes a hockey blog, and lists herself as an office manager with no other details about that job. Her online postings show a strong oppo-
sition to any killing of animals for food. In short, she is a propagandist for the ethical use of animals. It is doubtful that this Ontario resident regularly reads The Moose Jaw Express. More likely, she uses her religious-like zeal against killing of animals to present her views any time she can find a pro-meat /pro-beef article. The PETA organization, People for Ethical Treatment of Animals, wants its 6.5 million members to preach the PETA gospel. This type of voluminous propaganda is what beef and other red meat producers are up against in maintaining beef consumption. Battling that will not be an easy job. Perhaps this woman was also upset at Harrison’s discussion of the plant-based Beyond Meat burger. Reminding her audience that the Canada Food Guide suggests eating less processed food she pointed out Beyond Meat is a highly processed food with 22 ingredients and 11 added nutrients. The additives in processed foods are unhealthy. Once reasonable buyers of Beyond Meat figure out how highly processed this plant-based meat is they will reduce use of the product. The real threat to the beef industry will come from cultured beef. Grown in a lab from a culture of beef cells this product will claim a low environmental footprint, involve no killing of animals and still be real beef. Today producing one pound of cultured beef costs $2,400 US. But advocates expect the cost at $5 a pound in 2021. Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@ sasktel.net The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.
Moose Jaw district received most rain since April By Ron Walter - For Agi-Mart Express AGRIMART
EXPRESS Prospects for grain crops had improved considerably as Canadians celebrated Canada Day. Two weeks with rain ending June changed the outlook from a crop disaster to a below average to average crop this fall, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s crop report for the week ended July 1. More rain is needed to help crops develop with late-seeded crops getting the most benefit from recent rains. Rain in the Moose Jaw region during the last week of June ranged from just over one inch to two inches. Area rainfall that week ranged from half an inch in Eyebrow to an inch in Fife Lake and Rockglen. Moose Jaw has received the most rain in the south since April with just over eight inches.
Across the province, crop land topsoil moisture has increased significantly with four per cent surplus and only 11 per cent short. In the Moose Jaw-Regina-Weyburn crop district topsoil moisture is two our per cent surplus, 10 per cent short or very short. South and southwest of Moose Jaw, topsoil moisture is one per cent surplus and 12 per cent short or very short. Crops are advancing but almost one-half of spring cereals were behind normal with three-quarters of oilseeds and one-third of pulse crops behind. One-third of spring cereals In the Moose Jaw-Regina-Weyburn district were behind with 56 per cent of canola and 35 per cent of pulses behind normal development. Two per cent of the hay crop has been cut with hay quality rated six per cent excellent, 39 per cent good, and 28 per cent short.
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Eyebrow fair observes 25 years of creating fun for residents By Ron Walter - For Moose Jaw Express
Eyebrow and region residents flocked to the 25th annual Eyebrow Fair for one of the best attendances ever. “I can’t believe it’s 25 years now,” said key organizer Wanda White, who started the fair rolling in 1994. “It seems like just a few years ago.” The fair started when White, then a new Eyebrow resident, noticed there were no longer any small-town fairs with horse shows. She remembered gaining experience and confidence as a youngster in horse shows at small town fairs. She and a few others organized the first Eyebrow fair to offer young riders that same experience. The horse show has been a mainstay at the fair with more than 30 horses taking part in western and English riding events. In the costume class Ella Malinowski of Moose Jaw did trick riding. To make the show more fun, the fair introduced events like mini-chuckwagon races and stick pony races. The fair is one of a few summer fairs left in the southern part of the province. The household arts section is one of the few left in southern Saskatchewan fairs. A Moose Jaw household arts competitor entered a cake pops contest vowing to never again bake them. The recipe uses crumbled cake, mixed with icing on a stick “if it sticks to the stick” covered with chocolate icing.
Mini-chucks On the grounds, children bounced in inflatable castles, decorated cupcakes or hunted in loose straw for candy. The home-made pie booth was busy. Eight teams, twice the usual, competed in a slo-pitch tournament. In mid-afternoon one mother left for the farm home with her misbehaving son. “I don’t want to go,” he bawled. “I don’t want to miss the fireworks.” Several hours later his mother brought back the
Trick riding much-chastened boy. The day concluded with anniversary cake, beef dinner, dance and fireworks. Plans for the 26th fair are under way. Ron Walter can be reached at email@example.com
REFLECTIVE MOMENTS Local “boys” please hometown audiences
Moose Jaw has long been known for the number of musicians/dancers/singers/performers it has produced — going from the stages of local festivals and concerts to stages located all around the world. When some of those stars show up on Moose Jaw stages, it allows fans and family and other followers to turn out to applaud them wholeheartedly and to tell anyone who will listen that “I knew him/her years ago when he/she was just getting started.” Joyce Walter During the recent Sidewalk Days festival in downtown For Moose Jaw Express Moose Jaw, we were able to sit there on the street before a make-shift stage to hear one long-time friend and his band, and to witness the emergence of a young man who we have a feeling will be 19073MM1 19072MM2
putting Moose Jaw on the map of music, dance and musical theatre. SaskExpress hadn’t been at Sidewalk Days for a few years so there was excitement in the air when local residents learned there would be a free show right there on Main Street. Fans began gathering early, jostling for position and especially for those empty chairs, some of which seemed to be saved for elusive friends. I suspect some of the excitement was based on the fact that a local young man would be prominently featured in this year’s cast — Bryce Johnson had won a spot to be part of the summer tour — following the footsteps of many other Moose Jaw singers and dancers who had starred with Saskatchewan Express since it began officially in 1980. I was introduced to Bryce in 2017 at the Prism Awards banquet and then cheered with his mother when she advised he had been hired by Golden West Radio. I listened with interest as he learned the ropes as a reporter and news reader and was happy to hear him improve with experience. I wanted to pop off the seat of my walker to express my enthusiasm for his SaskExpress performance with spectators so up close and personal with the cast. I refrained from embarrassing him and myself, but I clapped loudly and did rise for the standing ovation at the end. Bryce, it appears, is following his dream and will be an asset at the Randolph Academy for Performing Arts in Toronto. With friends and family in Moose Jaw, we expect to see him back on a local stage sometime in the future. Well done, Bryce Johnson. Another “local boy” made the trek to Sidewalk Days, coming home to Moose Jaw where he cut his performance teeth at an early age, soaking up musical knowledge like a sponge as he listened to others already experienced in the business. Kelly Bourdages put together his band, Trick Ryder back in 1992, and since then has made a name for himself as a performer with an amazing repertoire of old time and modern country music as well as music from other genres. The band released its first CD in 2000, No Cover Charge, which received substantial airplay on radio, and also got the band’s name on the marquee of the old Capitol Theatre: “Now appearing: Trick Ryder, No Cover Charge.” The title song, No Cover Charge was written by Kelly and is always a favourite at concert venues. About 15 years later, Kelly returned to the stage within the old theatre, now the Mae Wilson, to entertain the home crowd as guests of Freddie and Sheila Pelletier. It is fitting that the song, Trick Rider on the CD contains the words: “the trick rider always steals the show.” Thanks for remembering your roots, Kelly, and continuing to make music, proving that you and Trick Ryder do indeed always steal the show. Joyce Walter can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.
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Rob’s Rants Rob Ritchie
IT’s Your Money… Today I found a one-page letter of response in the June 10th Council Agenda package, which was an answer to an inquiry by Brian Swanson. Well, love him or hate him, he does from time to time ask some questions that bear a little more investigation. The question was, “From 2018, what payments were made to out-of-scope personnel for work in an “acting” capacity?” Now, as a businessperson, I find this a pretty odd question. I know if a reporter or sales person takes time off, the general comment might be, would you cover for me while I am away, just a courtesy thing and not asking them to give up any of their hours or work overtime to keep an eye on the hen house. The question was answered by Al Bromely, Director of Human resources, in a one-page note, which I can sum up for you; There were 21 employees who received “I’ll keep an eye out for you payments for a total of $75,572.98.” I have no idea if people like Myron Gulka-Tiechko, listed as Clerk/Solicitor took time off his duties to receive his out of scope pay of $12,478.01 in addition to his 2017 posted salary of $149,382 or even know what he did; it does not go into detail, but perhaps should be looked into further. Was he paid at the same rate he receives in his position or the rate of the position the out-of-scope work occurred? Perhaps he stayed and worked the weekend or created another day in the week? God only knows, but regardless, it seems to me to be a little bit like double-dipping to the tune of over 8% of his annual compensation,
the way I read it. But that’s not all for that glorious department. The assistant city solicitor, Katelyn Soltys, sadly was only able to get a mere $6,084.35 (over 8% of her renumeration) in out-of-scope acting pay. I personally think acting is the key word, plus as listed in the public accounts…another $3,220 in other renumeration; same department same results, huh? It doesn’t end there. Another top earner, Willian Anderson, Fleet Service Supervisor was able to pad his wage with an additional $11,257.68, adding over 13% to his bottom line. Its like, ‘what goes on in this zoo, really?’ The taxpayers are not your personal piggy bank! City Hall, to me, seems like it is run like a gong show, with basically no business experience, but bureaucrats to the nines. I love the definition I found on BUREAUCRATS - an official who works by fixed routine without exercising intelligent judgement. Now don’t camp on me for bringing this to light. It took little research and is all available on the City of Moose Jaw web page. It might be a waste of time to bring the issue to light, as nothing will likely change. And again, I will use the phrase used here but a slogan from the South… Perhaps its time to drain the Swap. Wrapping up, here are the departments that seem to find it necessary in their management rolls to cover for a colleague. Financial Services Fleet Service Manager Comptroller Comptroller Deputy W&W Manager (water and wastewater) W&W Public Works Supervisor Deputy Treasurer Recreation Services Manager Parks Supervisor Office Manager Clerk/Solicitor Assistant City Solicitor City Clerk Assistant
Human Resource Consultant Human Resource Admin Assistant City Treasurer Land Administrator Information Technology Information Technology Deputy Fire Chief Taxation and Assessment In summation and in my opinion, managers get monthly or annual salaries for the work they do. They are not paid by the hour, and they should not get paid twice for the same job. This, to me, borders on embezzlement, but at the very least makes me angry as a taxpayer and the trust we have placed in these people to run our city business. It seems, the only thing they are interested in is padding their own pockets; who cares about the citizens pockets who are taxed to the nines? Of the 21 receiving these funds, over 14 of them make over $80,000 per year and two of them over $140,000 per year, according to the 2017 Public accounts, where you can also find more irritating information. It might explain why things seem to move at a snail’s pace. Perhaps it shouldn’t bug me or bug you, but in the end, it this is how you want to spend your money?….as you well know, the only money the city can spend is the money they take from you, would you call this good stewardship? To me, the city administration is dis-respectful, inept and needs a kick in the butt out the door. Got any beefs about the story? How about something that picks your craw about city hall and the goings on there? Just drop us a line and we will see what we can find. We’ve got wide shoulders; we’ll ask the questions, and because we are a newspaper and accountable for what is in print, the information will be as accurate as the data we find. Feel free to write me at email@example.com
Some Sask. Poly grads sanctioned for cheating on exams
Twenty-two students who studied to become construction electricians at Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Moose Jaw campus have been sanctioned for engaging in academic misconduct during their apprenticeship technical training. The Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) announced in a news release on July 4 it had issued the sanctions against the students. Sanctions include the suspension and cancellation of journeyperson certifications for various lengths of time and the suspension of apprenticeships for various lengths of time. The names of the 21 students and length of their suspensions can be found at https:// saskapprenticeship.ca/july-4-2019-academic-misconduct-construction-electrician. After the SATCC and a third-party investigation firm conducted an investigation, they determined the apprentices obtained access to materials they should not have had during technical training, including level exams and Red Seal interprovincial certification exams. The investigation determined the mis-
conduct took place from 2015 until 2018 among some apprentices attending technical training at the Sask. Poly’s Moose Jaw campus, the news release said. Section 40 of The Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission Regulations gives the SATCC the ability to suspend or cancel certificates where the organization has reasonable grounds to believe they were obtained fraudulently. Since the construction electrician trade is compulsory, the individuals are not able to work legally in Saskatchewan as construction electricians during the suspension or cancellation periods. People working in compulsory trades must be either registered apprentices working under the supervision of a certified journeyperson or certified journeypersons themselves. In other words, apprenticeship and certification are required to work in these trades. The construction electricians who possessed electrical licences have had them suspended for the same period of time that their journeyperson certifications are cancelled or suspended. In order to hold an electrical licence, construction electri-
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cians require a valid journeyperson certificate. The SATCC co-ordinated its sanctions with the Ministry of Government Relations’ Gas and Electrical Licensing unit. The electrical licensing program applies to contractors, employers and individuals who perform electrical work, the news release said. This process protects the public by ensuring electrical installations comply with safety standards. Moving forward, the SATCC and Saskatchewan Polytechnic are working together to prevent instances of academic misconduct from occurring in the future. The SATCC now videotapes all of its exam sittings. Senior managers audit exam sittings to ensure exam monitors are following established procedures and protocols. An external investigator has also been retained on contract to investigate any future allegations of academic misconduct. The SATCC plans to transition from paper exams to online exams with enhanced security mechanisms, the news release said. The SATCC is also committed to working closely with its training provid-
ers to establish stronger practices related to program integrity, exam procedures and protocols. “Saskatchewan Polytechnic is conducting an audit of the institution’s current exam practices,” it said in the news release. “A new policy will be drafted based on the findings.” Saskatchewan Polytechnic is developing and providing additional training for faculty on best practices for safeguarding exams and exam integrity. The institution has also created an internal website where faculty and students can share concerns about academic misconduct anonymously. The SATCC oversees the apprenticeship and trade certification system in Saskatchewan. The SATCC trains apprentices; certifies apprentices and tradesmen; regulates the apprenticeship system of training; and promotes apprenticeship. Saskatchewan Polytechnic is the SATCC’s primary training provider. Saskatchewan Polytechnic is contracted to provide apprenticeship technical training for construction electrician apprentices across Saskatchewan.
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City Hall Council Notes Privacy commissioner urges council to use official email addresses Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express
Coun. Brian Swanson believes he should be allowed to use his own email address and phone number when conducting municipal business, even though a report from the provincial privacy commissioner says otherwise. “For contacting me as an individual councillor I believe I have the right to be contacted on my personal email by any citizen who wishes to do so. I feel citizens would feel better about that,” Swanson said during the July 8 regular council meeting. Swanson pointed out a citizen had concerns about the shape of Moose Jaw’s roads and contacted him using his personal email. He thought citizens should be able to reach him without the digital conversation being recorded on the City of Moose Jaw’s computer servers. “I don’t think there are any grey lines. If somebody contacts us for city business, it’s city business,” said Coun. Dawn Luhning in disagreement. Luhning explained that she has been the subject of freedom of information
(FOI) requests during the last three years. She acknowledged she has also been guilty of not performing city business through city servers but has developed habits to change that. “I’m of the belief we should all be under the same scrutiny … ,” she added. “It’s a fine line and I know that some of the other industries are doing the exact same thing.” Background The issue of using personal or municipal email addresses arose after city council received a response from the Office of the Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC), which had reviewed an FOI request made to the city clerk’s office on Aug. 29, 2018. According to city clerk Myron Gulka-Tiechko, his office searched for records about an in-camera briefing about the Moose Jaw Cultural Centre that two councillors discussed in emails. However, his office had to work with the applicant to narrow down the
request since more than 25,000 emails met the initial search criteria. The request also included information about a city councillor’s email communications. However, the applicant was dissatisfied with the records provided and took exception to the number of redactions, believing a full disclosure of records had not occurred. The applicant then asked the OIPC to review the request. The OIPC determined the city clerk’s office had made a reasonable search for the records, although some redactions were unjustified, according to its review. The privacy commissioner recommended that city hall release all withheld records to the applicant, including financial statements of the third party. Two other major recommendations were that the municipality set up email accounts for its councillors to use when conducting city business to ensure the security and retention of these records, and that a policy be developed and
implemented to discourage the use of personal email accounts for official business to ensure information is appropriately safeguarded and records retained. “City administration is committed to continuous improvement and promoting the implementation of best practices, Gulka-Tiechko said. “Administration accepts the criticism that we were overly cautious on exempting from release certain third-party financial information,” he added, “as well as names of participants in a meeting and at least one email address that was publicly available.” Council later voted unanimously to respond to the OIPC report saying it agreed with the three recommendations in the review report. Council also voted 6-1 to rescind a resolution that allowed the contact email for each councillor on the city website to be at the discretion of that councillor. Swanson was opposed.
Martial arts business gets funding despite pushback from committee Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express
Martial arts business Control Jiu Jitsu will receive a municipal grant to install a new sign at its new home, even though an advisory committee recommended against providing the funding. During its July 8 regular meeting, city council voted 5-2 to provide the martial arts business with $3,010 so it could purchase an LED sign for its new location at 244A River Street West. This funding is to come from the Downtown Façade Improvement Grant program. Councillors Brian Swanson and Scott McMann were opposed. The municipal heritage advisory committee originally recommended denying the grant application due to the lack of any heritage aspects to the project. However, council voted 5-2 to defeat that recommendation, with Swanson and McMann in favour. Council also voted 6-1 to approve an application from Simplicitea Boutique and Tea Room at 50 Stadacona Street West for $5,000 for outside improvements, also through the Downtown Façade Improvement Grant program. Swanson was opposed. Control Jiu Jitsu co-owner Donald Booth explained to city council that the organization had recently moved
into its third location, on River Street West, which is an area identified as part of the warehouse district. The non-profit group’s intent was to install a simple backlit box sign, he continued, but then it heard there was an improvement grant available and decided to pursue a 3D LED sign. However, the heritage advisory committee said it should not be eligible for the grant funding since it wasn’t a heritage building. After reading the policy and downtown design guidelines, Booth believed his organization’s application was still applicable even if the building wasn’t a heritage structure. “The heritage committee wants the grant to go to heritage projects. We get it,” he said. “But commercial signage is specifically listed as eligible for the grant.” The downtown design guidelines specifically discourage box-style designs and encourage a range of high quality 3D designs for modern infill buildings, Booth pointed out. The point of the grant and design guidelines is to increase the quality of designs downtown. He believed this grant would help the martial arts business do that. Booth added it didn’t make sense to award the grant to heritage buildings only since the grant and guidelines
apply to all downtown buildings. This application doesn’t have any heritage basis, especially when compared to the application from Simplicitea Boutique, said Coun. Crystal Froese, a member of the heritage advisory committee. The sign might look good, but it has no historic value. She noted the heritage committee looked at the application from a heritage appeal aspect. This is the Downtown Façade Improvement Grant program; its policy doesn’t say anything about heritage value, said Coun. Heather Eby. She didn’t think council could deny the application since it fits within the grant policy outline. This grant program has created more bureaucracy, paperwork, and friction in the community simply to help owners enhance their businesses, Swanson said. Council is now picking winners and losers as it hands out small amounts of grant funding. “We should leave it to individual business owners to take care of their businesses … ,” he said. “Now we going through these hoops to create work for people who have a whole bunch of other things to do.”
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City Hall Council Notes Council excited about next phase of Industrial Park land deal Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express
The possibility that SaskPower could cancel its project in the South East Industrial Park did not dampen city council’s enthusiasm about the next phase in its partnership with Carpere Canada. The municipality and Carpere have reached an important project milestone around the sale of lands in the Industrial Park. During its July 8 regular meeting, council voted 6-1 to approve the purchasing agreement, master development agreement and servicing agreement for 286.4 hectares (716 acres) of industrial land and 25.6 hectares (64 acres) of residential land that had been negotiated with Carpere. Coun. Brian Swanson was opposed. Financial highlights As part of the agreement: • Carpere will pay the municipality $7.8 million for the 780 acres • The developmental levy fee on the 780 acres, at $49,000 per acre, could generate $38,688,000 for the municipality if Carpere develops the land in the next 10 years • The amount of total taxation generated could be $274,153.49 • The overall net financial benefit to the municipality would be more than $45.8 million Following the 10-year time frame, the option is available for the municipality to purchase the land at fair market value. The service agreement indicates work should commence within 12 months of the agreement going into
effect and should be completed within 24 months. The next step is for both parties to move into detailed planning, while working towards the purchase being completed by this fall. Council discussion “We’re excited about this partnership with Carpere and are much closer to seeing significant investment in Moose Jaw from beyond our provincial and national borders,” said Mayor Fraser Tolmie. “This is the largest land deal in the City of Moose Jaw’s history, and we’re proud of the work administration has done in the past seven weeks to help finalize these agreement.” This is a tremendous opportunity to develop more than 700 acres with minimal expense to the municipality, agreed city manager Jim Puffalt. City administration is working with Carpere to find solutions to ensure development occurs. Carpere COO Rhonda Ekstrom praised the work city administration had done to put these agreements together. She thought the contracts were built on a framework that would stand the test of time. She also thought they would be flexible and accommodating enough to attract businesses. City administration has been in contact with Carpere about the surprise announcement that SaskPower may halt its proposed natural gas plant in this area, Puffalt told Coun. Scott McMann. Municipal officials spent the morning calling provincial officials to acquire more in-
formation about this development. “It would not be the best if that project does not proceed,” Puffalt said. He added that Carpere would be responsible for developing the land SaskPower would have occupied and not the municipality. It would be premature to say this project is cancelled, Puffalt reminded Swanson. The provincial government has a desire to provide a base load of power for residents, he continued. Building a natural gas plant might be one way to provide that power since renewable energy is not reliable enough yet. If SaskPower does drop out, city hall can renegotiate with Carpere about development — particularly water and sewer —since the contracts are flexible, added Puffalt. “The decision by the federal government was a surprise to a lot of provincial ministers. We fought extremely hard to get SaskPower to get that plant here and we’ll fight very hard to make sure it goes through,” said Tolmie. According to the Canadian Press, the federal government has finalized standards for a carbon tax on heavy industrial emitters. This means any combined-cycle natural gas plant would have to produce zero emissions by 2030 or pay up. Saskatchewan’s environment minister, Dustin Duncan, indicated the utility needs to look at how cost-effective the plant would be to operate under the change.
Extra $26,000 required to complete sign project for cultural centre Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express
It will cost $26,448.16 more than expected to build a new marquee sign for the Moose Jaw Cultural Centre, since an engineered frame is required to hold the sign to the wall. The cost of the project is $69,448.16. Of this, $24,813.05 excluding taxes will come from the cultural centre’s large equipment reserve to cover the sign replacement, while $44,635.11 including taxes will come from the parks and recreation department budget to cover the frame’s structural improvements. During its July 8 regular meeting, council voted 6-1 to approve the costs for the project. Coun. Brian Swanson was opposed. Background The parks department began planning for the replacement of only the marquee sign in 2016 with a budget of $43,000, explained Scott Osmachenko, recreation services manager. The sign’s design was not completed in 2016, so the project was carried into 2017, wherein September
council gave approval to the final design. The project was awarded to Brysen Bert of Steady Metal Works in October 2017, with the marquee sign to be made of steel that was sandblasted and powder coated so it was long-lasting, resistant to corrosion, durable and suitable for outdoor use. The sign project was carried into 2018 with a cost of $24,814.05. An analysis of the structural steel frame was completed in late May 2018 to determine if it could accommodate the size and weight of the new sign, Osmachenko continued. The results showed the existing frame structure did not meet national building code standards and $43,000 was required to update the frame. The parks department used some of the remaining budget to complete the structural drawings for a new frame. Once that occurred, the project was put on hold since there was not enough funding to complete the required frame alterations. The department asked for an extra $13,500
during the 2019 capital budget deliberations to complete the project, which it received. The department then awarded the alterations project to Bert for $44,635.11. This puts the frame project over budget by $1,635.11. Osmachenko noted this past May, the parks department met with the cultural centre board to discuss a separate project, where the department learned the organization had funding of $44,799.51 available to replace the marquee sign in its large equipment reserve. Parks department officials later approached the board to see if it was willing to fund a portion of the project — $24,813.05 — through its reserve; the board said yes. He added that due to staff turnover at the cultural centre and within the parks department, the organization’s large equipment reserve account was somehow overlooked before the project was approved in 2016. Council discussion
“I remember well the budget discussion around replacing the original sign. It was not a short debate,” said Coun. Heather Eby. She continued by saying that, in hindsight, it would have been better to conduct a structural analysis of the frame before the sign was built. “I am in favour of the project being completed,” she added. “It will be lovely and great. But I hope in the future we can follow a better process.” Osmachenko agreed, acknowledging that the analysis on the frame was completed after the sign was finished. There has been major staff turnover at the cultural centre during the last year or so, pointed out Coun. Dawn Luhning. Now that a new general manager and staff team are in place, along with the fact regular meetings are happening with the finance department around the equipment reserve, she hoped such financial accounts were no longer overlooked in the future.
Cost to replace boilers at Pla-Mor, Sportsplex higher than anticipated Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express
It will cost three times more than expected to replace the Pla-Mor Palace’s hot water system, although it will cost less than half to replace a similar system at the Kinsmen Sportsplex. The parks and recreation department initially thought last year that it would cost $160,000 to upgrade both hot water systems, or $80,000 each. However, last December the department determined $160,000 would not be enough to complete both projects, according to a report from city administration. A consultant was hired earlier this year to determine the updated requirements for the project and create new drawings. After new tenders were received by late June, the parks department realized the costs would be higher than budgeted. The updated cost to replace the Sportsplex’s hot water system is now $32,725 including taxes and overhead, while upgrades to the Pla-Mor’s system are now $236,315 including taxes and overhead. This brings the total project to $269,040. Money will be spent to replace the Sportsplex’s system immediately, while about $100,000 will be carried over for the future replacement of the Pla-Mor Palace’s hot water system, the report added. This means an additional $136,315 will be required from other project savings and
new budget requests. During city council’s July 8 regular meeting, council voted 5-1 to spend $32,725 to fix the Sportsplex’s hot water system, with the remaining funds to be carried forward for the future upgrade at the Pla-More Palace. Coun. Brian Swanson was opposed. Coun. Chris Warren left the room due to a conflict of interest. Council discussion The cost to fix the boiler at Pla-Mor increased so much since the consultant determined the boilers there were no longer being manufactured and did not meet requirements, operations manager Cory Oakes told Coun. Scott McMann. This proposed system is a Cadillac compared to what the parks department was originally going to pursue; there was no in-between option. The cost to fix the Kinsmen system was originally $68,000, but after the boilers failed in January, management had to replace part of it to keep it running, Oakes told Swanson. The additional $32,000 will complete the project. The department was originally going to find a heating system that didn’t use water tanks, but the new system for Pla-Mor will still allow management to achieve energy efficiencies by using those tanks, Oakes continued. It will simply be the mechanisms and control systems that
are replaced. Swanson criticized the cost of replacing the boilers, pointing out similar increases happened for the Moose Jaw Cultural Centre’s marquee sign and frame. He was frustrated that council simply delayed projects instead of cutting them outright. It usually finds money for other projects, but he thought there wasn’t enough to fix the cast iron pipes underground. “It does come down to priorities … , “ Swanson continued. “It just seems that’s how it works in government. Costs can go up 50 per cent and (the reaction is), ‘Oh well.’” Council has been tackling infrastructure issues the last three years and directing almost all available provincial and federal money to the cast iron replacement project, said Mayor Fraser Tolmie. City administration has looked for innovative ways to continue this project; this is the first-year underground pipes have been relined instead of dug up. However, it’s important to upgrade recreational buildings and subsidize some programs so residents from all socioeconomic backgrounds can enjoy them, he added. It is council’s responsibility to build a stronger community by giving everyone the opportunity to swim, dance, skate, or use a sports field.
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City Hall Council Notes Council makes 15 Wingâ€™sJasoncommander and wife honorary citizens G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express Moose Jawâ€™s 15 Wing base commander, Col. Denis Oâ€™Reilly and his wife Doris are now honorary citizens of the community. The Oâ€™Reillys are moving to Winnipeg as part of a transfer, so to acknowledge their three years in the community, Mayor Fraser Tolmie bestowed on the couple the title of honorary citizens and presented them with certificates, during city councilâ€™s July 8 regular meeting. Tolmie began the meeting by thanking the volunteers who looked after Canada Day, Moose Jawg, the train rides at the Western Development Museum, Art in the Park, Sidewalk Days, and the Saskatchewan Air Show. He joked that fewer people were at the recent Saskatchewan Roughridersâ€™ home game since they were in Moose Jaw for the air show. More than 50,000 people attended the air show this past weekend. Around 27,000 people attended the football game. He then segued into thanking the Oâ€™Reillys for their service in Moose Jaw.
â€œThe City of Moose Jaw can be known to export great talent. I will sincerely miss, and it is an honour, on behalf of council, to bestow upon you both the honorary citizenship,â€? -Mayor Fraser Tolmie
â€œI believe on her own merits, (Doris) deserves this honorary citizenship,â€? said Tolmie. He explained that she had engaged with people living on the base and in the community, while she had built bridges and helped military families make the smooth transition after moving here. She had done work with the
Mayor Fraser Tolmie presents a certificate to Doris Oâ€™Reilly that acknowledges her as an honorary citizen of Moose Jaw. Photo by Jason G. Antonio Francophone community, while she was also a big help to her husband with his endeavours. â€œDoris has sharp elbows,â€? joked Tolmie, noting she helped start up a roller derby team on the base. â€œDoris, you are a leader of men and women because you serve with an open heart. The City of Moose Jaw is blessed to have you.â€? Denis is originally from Moose Jaw, so it was great for him to come home and serve as base commander, Tolmie said before becoming emotional. â€œWeâ€™ve been able to build a very strong friendship between the base and the city, and between himself and I,â€? the mayor continued. â€œWe have had some long (and) deep philosophical conversations and some very light-
Mayor Fraser Tolmie presents a certificate to Col. Denis Oâ€™Reilly, 15 Wing base commander, which acknowledges him as an honorary citizen of Moose Jaw. Photo by Jason G. Antonio hearted jokes.â€? Oâ€™Reilly has always been open to sharing the base and allowing foreign dignitaries to visit, while he also added entertaining amenities such as a water park, Tolmie said. He has been involved in social and community groups, such as the Rotary and the air show, as well. â€œThe City of Moose Jaw can be known to export great talent. I will sincerely miss, and it is an honour, on behalf of council, to bestow upon you both the honorary citizenship,â€? he added. Tolmie then presented Doris and Denis with certificates. The next regular council meeting is July 22.
Appointing residents to inactive committees confuses some councillors Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express
Some city councillors are confused about why residents are being appointed to municipal committees when those groups havenâ€™t met in months and a review is underway to determine their viability. The city clerkâ€™s office presented a report to council during its July 8 regular meeting proposing the names of three residents for three committees. Jeffrey Borden was suggested as the industry representative for the economic development committee. Don Mitchell was appointed as a citizen-at-large, and Sean Chase was appointed as a representative from Holy Trinity Catholic School Division, to the environment advisory committee. Mitchell was also appointed as a citizen-at-large to the housing authority committee. Their terms of office expire on Dec. 31. Council voted 6-1 to approve the appointment to those committees; Coun. Dawn Luhning was opposed. Coun. Heather Eby questioned the wisdom of appoint-
ing people to committees that have not met in a long time or appear to be inactive, particularly the economic and housing advisory committees. Council did vote at a previous meeting to have city administration review the committees and determine whether those groups should be combined, eliminated or expanded, explained city clerk Myron Gulka-Tiechko. But there are bylaws in place that give structure to some of those committees, such as the housing authority. The municipality still has an obligation to fill those positions â€” especially if there are still volunteers â€” until the terms of reference or bylaws are revised or repealed. â€œI am really confused as to why this (report) is here â€Ś ,â€? said Luhning. â€œI do not know why we are appointing somebody when (during) this (council) term those committees have met only once since this council was
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City Hall Council Notes Topic of media relations again dominates talks on proposed communications plan Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express
A proposed communications policy for the municipality deals with more than just media relations, but that area has received the most focus during the past two city council meetings. Council briefly talked about the policy during its July 8 regular meeting, after Daily Jaw reporter Mickey Djuric brought it up during her presentation. Djuric commended council for its actions during the previous meeting to remove a clause that would have prevented certain media outlets from receiving information, if their work was deemed too slanted or biased. After council reviewed the policy last time and made suggested changes, the next step was for the public to provide feedback on it, said Coun. Chris Warren after the presentation. He wondered what would happen from there. Any comments received from the public will be written up and presented to council, along with the plan, possibly as early as August, said communications manager Craig Hemingway. This plan is considered a living
document, so it will be reviewed again in six months if necessary. “I may have misunderstood getting the timelines in place for approval. But I can hold off and we can hold off until such time (as appropriate),” he said, adding the policy would have gone into effect that evening if council had approved it. Residents are encouraged to watch the city’s webpage, at Moosejaw.ca, for when they can give feedback about the proposed communications policy. Based on the discussions council has had about this policy — such as excluding people from the media list — along with the concerns raised by Djuric during her presentation, it doesn’t seem as if the issues have been cleared up, said Coun. Crystal Froese. Excluding the names of bloggers from the proposed policy does not change the relationship with media in the community whatsoever, said Hemingway. His goal was to simply indicate there are independent media in Moose Jaw and traditional media outlets. All media re-
quests are treated equally; there was never any intention to limit information to media, only access to officials. Council identified which media outlets in town are legitimate, since they have property and pay taxes, said Mayor Fraser Tolmie. While bloggers do exist, he pointed out they don’t have policies to keep them accountable. Conversely, traditional media outlets have editors to keep reporters accountable. “If there were something that was drastically wrong, we have a responsibility as a community to make sure the information is corrected. If somebody is misinterpreted, how we do go back to that person (for a correction)?” he said, adding council is held accountable by its policies, a code of ethics and the community. Later in the evening, council voted 5-2 in favour of tabling a motion to let administration seek public feedback on the proposed communications policy. Councillors Heather Eby and Dawn Luhning were opposed.
Property owners allowed to build despite instability of land Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express
Two property owners will be able to construct additions to the side of their homes even though the buildings are located in an area where the land is unstable. City council gave unanimous approval during its July 8 regular meeting to the two applications that requested development permits in a slump hazards overlay zone. One permit will allow for the construction of two new decks at 1253 Wolfe Avenue, while a second permit will allow for the construction of a new deck at 670 Aldersgate Street. Both properties are within an area of the municipality designated S2 — low to
moderate slump hazard overlay district. According to the zoning bylaw, developments within the slope instability districts may only be permitted at council’s discretion, subject to a favourable geotechnical report. The application permits were approved, subject to the owners meeting all the requirements of the municipal building and zoning bylaws, while also adhering to the recommendations contained with two different geotechnical reports from Ground Engineering Consultants Ltd. Michelle Sanson, director of planning and development services, told city council
that city administration is satisfied with both geotechnical reports and their conclusions that the instability of the valley wall near these properties is low. Coun. Dawn Luhning was confused as to why the applications came to city council for approval instead of the development appeals board. She pointed out both application permits fit the bylaws. Any applications from property owners in an S2 district must come to council for approval, Sanson said. If council rejects the applications, then the property owners could go to the development appeals board to appeal the decision.
The property at 1253 Wolfe Avenue contains a one-unit dwelling that was built in 1973, according to a report from city administration. The owner has applied for a permit to demolish and rebuild two attached decks on the side and rear yards of the property. The property is about 55 feet by 125 feet in size. The property at 670 Aldersgate Street contains a one-unit dwelling constructed in 1962. The owner wants to demolish and rebuild an attached deck in the rear yard of the property, which is about 155 feet by 100 feet in size.
Five property owners want exemptions to zoning bylaw for projects Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express
Five property owners have submitted applications to the development appeals board for approval to build structures that contravene the zoning bylaw. The appeals board has set a meeting for Tuesday, July 16 to meet with the property owners at city hall to hear their cases. Resident Grant Schneider has filed an appeal requesting a variance under the zoning bylaw to construct an accessory building on 33 Bluebell Crescent. Specifically, the proposed building would have a combined floor space area of 125.6 square metres (1,352 square feet), which is contrary to the 83.61 square metres (900 square feet) in the zoning bylaw.
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Greg R. Fysh has filed an appeal requesting a variance under the zoning bylaw to construct an accessory building on 138 Hochelaga Street East. Specifically, the proposed building would have a combined floor space area of 101.45 square metres (1,092 square feet), which is contrary to the 83.61 square metres (900 square feet) in the zoning bylaw. Applicants Randy and Debra Hahn and Trisha German have filed an appeal requesting a variance under the zoning bylaw to construct a residential fence at 605 and 607 Fourth Avenue Northwest. The fence would be two metres (6.5 feet) high, which is greater than the maximum height of one metre (3.3 feet) in height as per the zoning bylaw. Jarrod Jones has filed an appeal requesting a variance under the zoning bylaw to construct a residential fence at 1 Flax Road. The fence would be 1.8 metres (six feet) high, which is greater than the maximum height of one metre (3.3 feet) in height as per the zoning by-
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law. The meeting begins at 5 p.m. on the second floor at city hall. During a meeting on June 18, the appeals board gave approval to property owner Roy Krueger at 833 Ominica Street West — the location of Akura Autobody — for two variances. One was to build an industrial addition of 520 square feet with a rear setback of 5.13 metres (17 feet) contrary to the 7.5 metres (24.6 feet) in the zoning bylaw. A second approval was to build on 65.7 per cent of the overall site, contrary to the 60 per cent prescribed in the zoning bylaw. The appeals board gave approval for the variance since the requested relaxation was not considered a special privilege, was not contrary to the purpose and intent of the bylaw and did not injuriously affect the neighbouring properties. City council accepted the reports from the appeals board during the July 8 regular meeting.
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U.S. company to oversee Jason Mosaic Place, provide long-term stability G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express Spectra Venue Management Services has been hired to oversee the operations of Mosaic Place, with the goal of bringing long-term stability to the organization. Spectra has a history of managing athletic and entertainment venues, including more than 80 buildings across North America and six in Western Canada. Moose Jaw will now become part of a concert circuit with those Western Canadian communities. The company is based in Philadelphia, Penn. The city manager of Penticton, British Columbia believes Spectra has done an excellent job of managing the South Okanagan Events Centre and has the capabilities to manage Mosaic Place, Jim Puffalt, Moose Jaw city manager, told city council during its July 8 regular meeting. Spectra is expected to start managing Mosaic Place in September. The company has been hired on a fixed fee of $132,000 per year, according to city administration’s report. “I’m very excited about this agreement and getting Spectra management in our city,” said Coun. Crystal Froese. She lived in Penticton — similar in size to Moose Jaw —when that community hired Spectra to manage its events building. Penticton recently renewed its contract with Spectra for another 10 years. Council voted 5-2 to approve Spectra Venue Manage-
ment Services to oversee Mosaic Place for a five-year period. Council discussion The contract indicates Spectra plans to provide $200,000 as its first contribution so the municipality can use that money to improve the building and help with transition costs, said Coun. Heather Eby. To her, that shows Spectra “has skin in the game” and is putting money in before taking any out. Mosaic Place has gone through ups and downs over the years, said Coun. Dawn Luhning. No management system has worked perfectly there; putting Spectra might not be perfect either, but Luhning didn’t know what else council could do. “We disbanded the board. The city manager can certainly not do that job and the staff at parks and recreation cannot do that job (either),” she said. Although Luhning had reservations about hiring Spectra, she noted it’s possible the company might very well succeed in managing the building. “I believe it is the right way to go at this point,” she added. Swanson did not support “farming out management” of Mosaic Place. He pointed out council’s desire is to see 10 to 12 events at the building per year, but the contract indicates Spectra does not have to guarantee any events there at all.
His other concern was Spectra could book a concert or event, but not be responsible if the event lost money; council would have to come up with extra money. “When we have a third-party management agency that can lose money and send the bill to the city, and we have no control over what they’re doing, that should be enough to scare people at this table,” he said, adding there will be a lack of transparency and accountability with this choice. Puffalt thought Swanson was “splitting hairs here” and didn’t see much difference between the former Downtown Facility and Field House (DFFH) board and council since both were elected bodies. He pointed out Spectra will provide monthly reports to council and the finance department. Hiring a third party to oversee Mosaic Place was one option in a legal report produced a while ago, said Coun. Chris Warren. He pointed out council is not looking to repeat the mistakes of the past in managing the building. If Spectra is successful, then Moose Jaw will be as well. Mosaic Place was built to be an economic driver and to bring people here, said Mayor Fraser Tolmie. Spectra understands that, which is why it is being brought in on a five-year contract and will have to perform to keep that agreement.
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- Moose Jaw’s Source for News! Doctor sanctioned for second time since 2014 for prescription scheme Moose Jaw Express Staff The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan has sanctioned Moose Jaw’s Dr. Narinda Maree for the second time in five years for a plot that prescribed prescriptions to family members. The college laid charges against Maree in May, accusing her of conduct that were “unbecoming, improper, unprofessional or discreditable” contrary to The Medical Professional Act. The college then released its decision in late June. The report indicated the college’s new concerns with Maree began in 2017 and continued into mid 2018. Maree admitted that she was guilty of four charges of unprofessional conduct, including falsifying patient records that she provided to the college, using funds from the clinic where she practised for personal expenses, prescribing medication in the name of a family member that she intended to use herself, and providing medical treatment to a family member. The Moose Jaw physician also pleaded guilty to unprofessional conduct in 2014 for similar charges. Maree still practises with Professional
Medical Associates at 550 Main Street North. As part of its recent decision, the college reprimanded the doctor; suspended her for four months, retroactive to February; prohibited her indefinitely from prescribing any medication unless the registrar concludes Maree can issue medications; and practise only under the supervision of a duly qualified medical practitioner, or until the registrar believes this supervision is no longer required. Maree will also have to receive treatment through the Physician Health Program of the Saskatchewan Medical Association, follow treatment recommendations and only discontinue treatment if the registrar gives approval, and pay $1,290 for the investigation and hearing, or failing that, have her licence suspended until she does pay. The college produced a report in late May that laid out the charges of which it was accusing Maree: • Maree submitted altered and/or falsified medical records to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan in
response to inquiries about her prescribing prescriptions to patients; • Maree failed to respond to requests for patient information and failed to comply fully and accurately with the requests for information; • On Oct. 25, 2017, the college sent a letter asking for specific information, including copies of patient charts, for certain named patients, followed by two more similar letters on Dec. 7, 2017 and Dec. 19, 2017; • Maree provided some information about four patients in January 2018; • On March 2, 2018, the college sent a letter repeating its request for specific information and copies of patient charts; • From March 6, 2018 to April 3, 2018, Maree provided some information on additional patients, while on May 17, 2018, she provided information related to a specific patient; • On May 17, the college sent a letter expressing its concern about Maree’s conduct, specifically that the information she sent from the original patient records was altered, did not include some information from the original records, and that the
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information about purported therapeutic drug agreements with patients was not actually signed by the patients The college also found evidence that Maree had false dealings at her clinic. The financial arrangements for physicians working at the clinic included a requirement for doctors to contribute to the overhead expenses for the clinic. The college discovered Maree failed to make the required contributions, and instead, she used the account for those overhead expenses for personal expenses. Further investigations revealed Maree prescribed zopiclone in the name of a relative that she intended to use for herself. She also altered a family member’s patient chart to show a nurse practitioner was the primary provider, without the knowledge or agreement of the nurse practitioner, and prescribed zopiclone and/or zolpidem to a relative when such treatment did not meet the conditions of the Code of Ethics. The website for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan is https:// www.cps.sk.ca/imis.
Man gets 18 months’ jail for B&E, assault with pen Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express
Friends and family of Cody Brian Lerat became emotional as the 24-year-old was led into custody to begin serving an 18-month jail sentence for break and enter and commiting assault with a weapon. Lerat, from Moose Jaw, appeared in Moose Jaw provincial court on July 8 to receive his sentence. He had pleaded guilty to his charges during a previous court appearance. As part of a joint submission between the Crown and defence, Lerat will serve 18 months in a provincial correctional centre, followed by 12 months of probation. Once on probation, he will have to keep the peace and be of good behaviour, report to a probation officer, take addictions treatment, pursue mental health treatment, have no contact with Christopher Bear, not be within five metres of Bear, not be within 50 metres of Bear’s home or
work, must submit DNA to police, and possess no weapons or firearms for 10 years. He can have contact with his ex-girlfriend and can see their child, as long as an exchange is made by a third party. Defence lawyer Greg Wilson explained the 18 months for incarceration — while seeming to be harsh — is based on past case law and is suggested for someone with no criminal record. This length of time is also suggested since the incident meets the definition of a break and enter. “He overreacted,” Wilson said. There was the potential for serious injury, he continued, while it could have been worse. Lerat had been attending counselling at the hospital for his depression when this incident occurred. Judge Daryl Rayner accepted the joint submission recommendation.
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MNP Warriors alumni tournament once again a huge hit Close to 150 golfers, including more than 40 alumni and current players, take part in fundraising event Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express
When the Moose Jaw Warriors alumni golf tournament first kicked off a decade ago, it offered a rare and unique opportunity for fans to hang out with the very same players they’d spent many a winter’s night watching on the ice. Fans still have that opportunity today, but now it’s anything but rare. In fact, the tournament has become one of the most popular and anticipated events of the summer at the Hillcrest Golf Course, with the 10th annual edition no exception. Close to 150 golfers and more than 40 alumni and current players took part in the event this week, including a social on Thursday night and tournament itself all day Friday. “It’s always a very special event for us,” said Warriors general manager Alan Millar, prior to teeing off Friday morning. “The alumni continues to support this event at a great level and I think our relationship with our alumni has grown significantly in the last decade with this event and our Hall of Fame festivities during the season. I can’t thank those guys enough for their support.” This year’s tournament featured the addition of a title sponsor, as Meyers Norris Penny threw their support behind the event this year. That, combined with the hard work of the tournament committee, has helped ensure the tourney will continue to grow and remain as popular as it has. “We have as good as a committee to run this event as you could have in any city,” lauded Millar. “Todd Hudson and his group year after year are engaged in the business community and sell this thing out sponsorship-wise and
Former Moose Jaw Warriors standout and Nashville Predators prospect Tanner Jeannot tees off on the first hole. player-wise. It’s been a great event across the board to raise money for our education fund and in particular I can’t thank our committee enough for their work and the support of the players.” This year’s event included a host of former Warriors, including Tampa Bay Lighting all-star Brayden Point, along with former Warriors captain Jerome Bechard and recent graduates Jayden Halbgewachs, Tanner Jeannot and Tristin Langan, just to name a few. Alumni were spread out among the various playing groups in order to give fans a chance to interact with the players throughout the event – something that has always been a major drawing card for the weekend. “I think this is as passionate a hockey community as
there is in the CHL,” Millar said. “It’s a smaller centre, but it’s so supportive of the team and I think it really relishes the idea of these young men coming here and growing up there. And I think our fans are so supportive of the people; they’re engaged in what Brayden Point is doing, what a Tanner Jeannot is doing. And you go back to a Scott Thomas and that crew… just the players over the years. The fans want to be a part of the event for those reasons and it’s a heck of a tournament because of that.” Then there’s the reason for it all. The tournament annually raises in excess of $80,000 for the Tribe’s education fund, with close to $930,000 raised through the past decade after this weekend. That all goes to covering the team’s annual scholarship commitment – every year a player suits up in the WHL; they receive a year of education covered by the team they play for – which has now reached over $100,000 annually. “Our education scholarship is one of the most sacred things we do for our players,” Millar said. “The majority of our players will use their scholarship as opposed to signing a pro contract, and that’s a significant commitment by the ownership in the Western Hockey League. It’s something that’s very special in terms of what our players earn during their time here and it’s a big commitment and a significant liability, but a liability only in financial terms and this tournament goes a long way to helping with that. “It’s important and this is a significant event to build that education fund so we can look after our players for years to come.”
Moose Jaw All-Stars advance to provincial final Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express
The Moose Jaw All-Stars didn’t just find a way to rebound against North Regina in the Little League Saskatchewan Major AAA provincial championship ‘A’ final, they were downright offensive in scoring 20 runs. The All-Stars cranked out 14 hits and took advantage of 10 North Regina walks to take a 20-10 mercy-rule victory and earn a spot in ‘A-B’ final on July 16th at Gamble Diamond. North Regina dropped down to the ‘B’ final this past Monday against Regina Kiwanis, with the winner of that game having to beat Moose Jaw twice to claim the provincial title. Sunday night’s contest brought a measure
of revenge for the host team, as they had fallen 11-6 to North Regina to close out the round robin on Friday. The theme of that contest was ‘everything that could go wrong did go wrong’, with Moose Jaw eagerly anticipating a rematch. Things were interesting in the early going, with both teams breaking out the big bats – Moose Jaw took a 6-0 lead into the bottom of the second, only to see Regina put up seven runs of their own. Thing is, the All-Stars never stopped hitting – scoring another four runs in the third and throwing up a nine-spot while sending 13 batters to the plate in the fourth. North Regina avoided the mercy rule with
three runs in their half of the fourth, but a single run in the fifth restored the 10run lead and three outs later, the All-Stars were off to the final. As could be expected with so many runs, Moose Jaw was littered with offensive standouts. Nathan Pisio finished 3-for-5 with two runs scored and two runs batted in, Noah Thul crossed the plate four times in five trips to the plate, Cooper Gregor knocked in three runs while Javin Boynton and Trehvan McMorris each scored three runs.
The All-Stars coaches were once again careful with their pitching staff, sending Boynton, McMorris, Gregor and Max Simmons to the mound, keeping all under the 35-pitch threshold and available for the final. The tournament champion will advance to the Canadian Little League Championship Aug. 1-10 in Ancaster, Ont., with the national champion representing Canada at the legendary Little League World Series Aug. 15-25 in Williamsport, Penn.
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Action from the Little League Saskatchewan provincial championship ‘A’ final between the Moose Jaw All-Stars and North Regina.
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Designer returns to province for 50th anniversary of Saskatchewan flag Anthony Drake won a contest to choose Saskatchewan’s flag back in 1969. His story and travels are anything but ordinary
When Anthony Drake submitted his 13 designs to a committee to choose Saskatchewan’s official flag back in 1969, he had little idea of the ceremony and celebration that would come 47 years later. And that his 21-day tour through the province back in 2016 would only be a bit of what he would experience on the flag’s golden jubilee in 2019. Drake, 78, and his wife Joan made the trip from East Yorkshire, England for a host of events to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the flag this month, including a stop in Moose Jaw to check out the Saskatchewan Air Show and a visit to the Bentley retirement home for a special presentation on how the flag was put together and chosen. Background Drake, then a 28-year-old teacher in Hodgeville, heard of a contest to design Saskatchewan’s first official flag. Having a background that included training in art, Drake put his skills to good use and began assembling various designs to attempt to win the judges’ favour – and the $1,000 first prize that came with it, worth close to $7,000 today. “So I thought of different ways of doing a flag, I could have done it in paint or coloured pens, anything, and none of that made any sense, it was a mess,” Drake said during an interview following his Bentley visit. “I thought ‘make it simple’ and I bought a set of coloured sheets, in what I thought was appropriate colours. I did 13 of those, by cutting out two simple sheets and the shield and flower and putting them together.” Drake would find himself with plenty of competition. A total of 4,025 entries were submitted from all over the province, all sent to a judging panel that would choose the standard that would represent the province in perpetuity. Drake’s design came back as the winner, with two of his flags making the final 10. Unfortunately, Anthony and Joan had already returned home to the U.K. by the time the contest winner was announced, so he wasn’t on hand for the first raising of the flag on Sept. 22, 1969. ***************** Gail and Mirek Hapanowicz decided that after living in Calgary for 37 years, it was time for a change, bringing them to to Hodgeville, Saskatchewan, where they bought the old high school and created an inn bed and breakfast. It was during their time in the town of around 150 people they found out the Saskatchewan flag had been designed in the community all those years ago. And with that, they had a mission. “We started looking for him,” said Hapanowicz, who now runs the Saskatchewan Flag Foundation. “It took me a year and a half, and during that time ‘the’ Drake, the rap artist, was touring and all I could find was stuff about him, while this Drake wasn’t on social media… After awhile, I finally found somebody who knew somebody who knew Tony, and they had his phone number.” Hapanowicz made the call with some trepidation – she had no idea how Drake would react, whether or not he wanted to be bothered with something from so long ago or if he’d be remotely interested in talking about it all. “So I winged it, I called, his wife answered and asked who it was, I said it was Gail from Canada from Hodgeville and I wanted to talk about the flag,” Hapanowicz said. “He came on and it was like we were friends for 100 years and it’s just taken off from there.” Step one was getting Drake a flag to sign and send back. That’s where the first of a series of interesting coinci-
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Saskatchewan flag designer Anthony Drake and Gail Hapanowicz of the Saskatchewan Flag Foundation pause for a photo after their presentation at the Bentley retirement home while they were in Moose Jaw. dences took place. Hapanowicz went straight to the top and contacted the Premier’s office to see if they had flags available. They didn’t, and suggested contacting their MLA. That office didn’t have any flags either, but… “Their office assistant went to school in Hodgeville,” Hapanowicz said with a laugh. “She said she was going to find a flag for me and she did. I took that flag and I sent to Anthony.” Drake was supposed to simply sign the standard and send it back. As it turns out, that little project from ’69 still carried a great deal of meaning to its designer and he was all in when it came to supporting Hapanowicz’s venture. “He wrote two verses on there and sent it back to me,” she said. “It gets lost in the mail for seven weeks, but it finally arrived, and now we have it mounted in a big frame in our school. “Then he sent us memorabilia, things he had saved for 47 years, things he just had. Like the invitation to the unveiling of the flag and a picture of the committee that chose it, all sorts of interesting things.” That was a good start. Drake came back to Saskatchewan. The first visit Anthony and Joan made their return to Canada in 2016, the 47th anniversary of the flag raising. The Hapanowiczs had created a 21-day tour of the province that included a host of stops all over Saskatchewan and even had a camera crew from SaskTel Max tagging along to create a documentary of the visit. “I’d never done anything like this before, we have no funding or volunteers or anything like that, I just picked up the phone,” Gail explained. “And everybody was interested in being part of this, so it turned in a huge tour.” The first major highlight came in Swift Current. The military cadet corps happened to be holding a review the day Drake was visiting and chose him to be the reviewing officer, a rare honour for a civilian. It also turned out to be one of the most touching moments of the entire trip. “That was the best, I was surprised they did it, and I’d never done anything like that before,” Drake said. Not only did he receive the full military honours such a position commands, including the march-past and salute,
it also marked the first time Drake had seen the Saskatchewan flag raised. “I still cry even now thinking about that,” Hapanowicz said of the ceremony. Then there was the stop in the Saskatchewan Legislature. It was business as usual for the province’s MLAs and Premier Brad Wall, with the Saskatchewan flag group hanging out in the gallery and taking in the regular goings on. Then it all took a turn for the surreal. “They were doing their usual meeting and then Brad Wall started talking about the flag,” Drake said with a tone of amazement. “And it was everything about it, he was giving information like it was magic.” Not only did Wall recognize Drake in the gallery, he also presented him with special framed flag that included an inscription honouring Anthony for his contribution to the province. “I didn’t think it was possible for something like that to happen to ordinary people like us, being recognized like that,” Anthony said. The 50th The entire trip saw Drake pick up so much memorabilia. “There are lots of things that have been given to me, it’s almost a mini-museum that people can walk through and see. It’s been so interesting and a lot of fun, too.” The entire first experience back in Canada got the gears rolling a bit, and this time, it was Anthony’s turn to call Gail. “They called last year and said ‘hey, I’m coming out to visit you next year’ and that’s when he said ‘what are you going to do bigger than last time?’,” Hapanowicz said, drawing laughs from the group listening in on the interview. “So we had our work cut out for us.” Drake’s 50th anniversary tour has been an epic one. In addition to even more stops around the province, they were guests of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, where Drake was presented with a #50 jersey with his nameplate on the back. Then there was the stop at the Saskatchewan Air Show, and tons of meet-and-greets, one of which took him to the Lieutenant Governor’s office. The journey has also taken the entourage back to Hodgeville on both occasions, which presented itself with a unique opportunity of visiting the house lived in and allowing Anthony a chance to sit where he designed the flag 50 years ago. A Royal honour Through the entire journey, Hapanowicz has kept a wish list of things the Foundation would like to do in order to honour Drake and create a deep and lasting legacy for his contribution to the province. One of those involved none other than the Queen herself. “There were a bunch of other things, most of them are checked off, but the biggest one was asking the Queen to recognize him for designing a flag for a Commonwealth province,” Hapanowicz said. Hapanowicz wrote to the Queen’s office, and one day a letter from England arrived at their home in Hodgeville, complete with the HRM seal. Inside was a response from the Queen thanking Gail for sharing Anthony’s achievement and recognizing Drake for his work. That letter, like so many other pieces of memorabilia, hangs framed in the school today. It was 50 years ago that Anthony Drake decided to throw some heavy-duty construction paper and a few designs together to try and win a contest. Now, he’s a major part of Saskatchewan’s history, and thanks to the Saskatchewan
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8:00 p.m. TSN MLS Soccer San Jose Earthquakes at Vancouver Whitecaps FC.
Tuesday 8:30 p.m. TSN Leagues Cup LA Galaxy vs Club Tijuana.
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SATURDAY EVENING 3 CBKFT 5 CFRE 6 CKCK 7 WEATH 8 WDIV 9 CBKT 11 WWJ 12 WXYZ 13 CTYS 19 TSN 20 NET 25 EDACC 26 W 29 ENCAV2 33 CMT 35 TLC 38 DISC 41 COM 42 TCM 47 AMC 48 FSR 55 CRV1 56 CRV2 57 CRV3 58 HBO
5:00 p.m. NET MLB Baseball Cleveland Indians at Toronto Blue Jays. 9:00 p.m. NET MLB Baseball Chicago Cubs at San Francisco Giants.
7:00 p.m. TSN CFL Football Toronto Argonauts at Calgary Stampeders.
Squelettes Lâcher prise Galas ComediHa! 2018 Bonsoir bonsoir! (N) Le téléjournal (N) Holey Moley (N) Big Brother Elementary (N) Global News at 10 (N) Hollywood Game Night MasterChef (N) Love Island (N) Big Bang etalk (N) (5:00) Evenings on The Weather Network Evenings on TWN Overnight on TWN Hollywood Game Night Law & Order: SVU News Tonight Show-J. Fallon Seth Meyers Kim Coronation Dragons’ Den CBC Docs POV The National (N) Big Brother (N) Elementary (N) Two Men Late Show-Colbert Corden Family Food Fight (N) Reef Break (N) News (:35) Jimmy Kimmel Live Nightline (N) Hudson and Rex (N) Spin the Wheel (N) Mom Mom Prairie Diner Prairie Diner CFL Football Toronto Argonauts at Calgary Stampeders. (N) SC With Jay and Dan (N) MLB Baseball Sportsnet Central (N) Misplays MLB’s Best Blue Jays Gotta See It Goldbergs etalk (N) Big Bang Seinfeld Goldbergs Housewife Goldbergs Kids-Alright Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU ›› “Love Happens” (2009) Aaron Eckhart. War Roses (:20) ››› “The Breakfast Club” ››› “Do the Right Thing” (1989) Danny Aiello. Engagement Engagement Drop/Mic Engagement Frasier Frasier 3’s Comp. 3’s Comp. Dr. Pimple Popper (N) Untold Stories of the E.R. (:01) My Crazy Birth Story Dr. Pimple Popper Fast N’ Loud “Bullitt in the Chamber” Iron Resurrection Fast N’ Loud Goldbergs Fresh-Boat The Office The Office The Office The Office Big Bang Big Bang (6:00) ››› “The Train” (1965) ››› “Birdman of Alcatraz” (1962) Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden. (6:00) ››› “G.I. Jane” (1997, Drama) Demi Moore. ››› “An Officer and a Gentleman” (1982, Drama) ARCA Series NASCAR Gander The 10 Jeff Lynne ›› “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch” (2018) ››› “The Hate U Give” (2018) Amandla Stenberg. (6:20) ››› “RBG” ›› “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” (2018) (:20) Kidnap (5:35) Boost (:20) ›› “Kidnap” (2017) Halle Berry. ›› “The Mummy” (2017, Action) Tom Cruise. Years and Years Years and Years Big Little Lies “Kill Me” Big Little Lies
FRIDAY EVENING 3 CBKFT 5 CFRE 6 CKCK 7 WEATH 8 WDIV 9 CBKT 11 WWJ 12 WXYZ 13 CTYS 19 TSN 20 NET 25 EDACC 26 W 29 ENCAV2 33 CMT 35 TLC 38 DISC 41 COM 42 TCM 47 AMC 48 FSR 55 CRV1 56 CRV2 57 CRV3 58 HBO
Les enfants de la télé Ici on chante Outlander-tartan Téléjour. Humanité Moon Border Sec. “Perfect Match” (2015) Danica McKellar, Linda Gray. News Rookie Blue W5 Love Island: Aftersun (N) Make it to the Moon (5:00) Evenings on The Weather Network Overnight on TWN Overnight on TWN Dateline NBC News (:29) Saturday Night Live The Nature of Things The Nature of Things “Octavio Is Dead” (2018, Drama) Sarah Gadon. 48 Hours (N) 48 Hours (N) Family Feud Family Feud NCIS: New Orleans Press Your Luck “107” Card Sharks “101” News Castle “Cops & Robbers” Paid Prog. “Yes, I Do” (2018) Jen Lilley, Marcus Rosner. “Love Under the Rainbow” (2019) Jodie Sweetin. CFL Football MLS Soccer: Earthquakes at Whitecaps SportsCentre (N) MLB Baseball Miami Marlins at Los Angeles Dodgers. (N) MLB’s Best Plays/Month Amazing Race Watts-Grill Fresh Flashpoint “Shockwave” W5 (N) (6:00) “Christmas Joy” “Christmas Getaway” (2017) Bridget Regan. “Christmas-Man” ››› “Panic Room” (2002, Suspense) Jodie Foster. ››› “North Country” (2005) Charlize Theron. Frasier Frasier Engagement Engagement Engagement Engagement 3’s Comp. 3’s Comp. Say Yes to the Dress “This Is Showtime” Say Yes to the Dress Say Yes to the Dress Apollo: Forgotten Films Confessions From Space 13 Factors That Saved 13 Factors That Saved Friends Friends Friends Friends Friends Friends Big Bang Big Bang Losing (:45) ››› “Our Mother’s House” (1967, Drama) Dirk Bogarde. “While the City Sleeps” (6:00) ›› “Road House” (1989) (:35) ››› “Taken” (2008, Action) Liam Neeson. Road House ARCA Racing Series General Tire 150. ARCA Racing Series Pocono. From Long Pond, Pa. ARCA (:05) › “Flatliners” (2017) Ellen Page, Diego Luna. ››› “First Man” (2018) Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy. (6:05) “Patti Cake$” ››› “Three Identical Strangers” (:40) ››› “The Shape of Water” “Crooked House” (2017, Mystery) Glenn Close. ›› “White Boy Rick” (2018) Richie Merritt From Earth to the Moon (:15) From the Earth to the Moon “Carmine Street Guitars” Conchords
SUNDAY EVENING 3 CBKFT 5 CFRE 6 CKCK 7 WEATH 8 WDIV 9 CBKT 11 WWJ 12 WXYZ 13 CTYS 19 TSN 20 NET 25 EDACC 26 W 29 ENCAV2 33 CMT 35 TLC 38 DISC 41 COM 42 TCM 47 AMC 48 FSR 55 CRV1 56 CRV2 57 CRV3 58 HBO
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WEDNESDAY EVENING 3 CBKFT 5 CFRE 6 CKCK 7 WEATH 8 WDIV 9 CBKT 11 WWJ 12 WXYZ 13 CTYS 19 TSN 20 NET 25 EDACC 26 W 29 ENCAV2 33 CMT 35 TLC 38 DISC 41 COM 42 TCM 47 AMC 48 FSR 55 CRV1 56 CRV2 57 CRV3 58 HBO
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SELL IT TODAY AT: AUTOS For sale: 1962 Ford 1-1/2 ton grain truck. Box and hoist. 1969 Fargo 1/2 ton six cly standard. 1967 Dodge 1/2 ton six cly STD. All running. 6934321 or 690-7227 AUTO PARTS For sale: parts for 1998 4 by 4 1/2 ton truck. 972-9172 For sale: 1 set of 4 tires. 3 ply lt 265/70R17 grip mud terrain tires. Ph 972-9172 MOTOMASTER CAR INTERIOR WARMER.. Easy Instillation Slim compact and lightweight. high, low or off heat settings. Built in protection against overheating and has an 8 Foot Power Cord.. Brand new still in package asking 35.00 OBO.. Plz call 692-3061 Selling for parts subaru 02 call 306 6911032 MOTORBIKES & SNOWMOBILES
New Electric bike, the Eco Rider, with fatty tires and foldable to put in your trunk. For fun, fresh air and adventure, this is the one. 350 watt gives you lots of power, disc brakes, shimano gears, reaches speeds of 30km/h, lithium battery, easy charge. Set up or in the box, 4 in stock. $1895. Call or text 306 690 5903
Brand New Electric bike, “The Pioneer”, generally suited for ladies. Shimano gears, disc brakes 250 watt. Ride or cruise, tons of fun. New price $1495. Call or text 306 690 5903 One snowbear 4 by 8ft new take off side’s trailer wired with lights. Ph 972-9172 RV’S & MARINE For sale 12, 5 Aluminum boat
and trailer call 3066911032 TRAILERS For sale multipurpose utility trailer has ramp, locking lid and racks for carrying ladders or canoes. $1250.00 obo call 306-313-4772 FARMS, SUPPLIES & LIVESTOCK For Sale: Cattle manual head gate. Also western riding saddle. 306-693-4321 or 306690-7227 For sale: 730 PTO 30 ft swather with pick up reel new knife & guards. Also 8230 CIH PTO 30 ft swather. Also 2 swath rollers. 690-7227 or 693-4321 For sale: 1992 CIH 1680 combine with pick up header AFX rotor long sieve always shedded. 4200 hrs. Field ready offers. 693-4321 or 690-7227 For sale: Two combine tires mounted on wheels 28L - 26 12 ply diamond tread. Like new. 306-693-4321 or 6907227 TOOLS & EQUIPMENT For sale: 12 lbs of 1-1/2 gyprock screws. Ph 306-9719172 Plumbing fittings & water lines. All new material Ph 972-9172 For sale: new steel black lock & gate handle. Ph 972-9172 FOR RENT FOR RENT: 2 BEDROOM, LOWER LEVEL SUITE REDUCED TO $900/MONTH PLUS $500 DAMAGE DEPOSIT. WASHER, DRYER, FRIDGE, STOVE, DISHWASHER, MICROWAVE. UTILITIES PROVIDED. SEPARATE ENTRANCE.GARAGE PARKING. ADULTS ONLY. NO PETS. NO SMOKING. FOR MORE INFO, CONTACT JO ANN 306-6928737 OR EMAIL jelybn@live. ca. For rent or rent to own. 2 bedroom house on south hill $850.00 per month plus utilities. Phone 306-693-4321 or 690-7227 For rent: 2 bedroom apt for rent Aug 1/2019 on S. Hill. Stove & fridge, utility included except power. Private parking $850.00 plus damage deposit of $850.00. Damage deposit may be paid in 2 payments. Call 306-693-3727 for more info. For Rent: A spacious, bright furnished bedroom on the main level of our home. $650.00 per month. Damage deposit equal
to one month’s rent required. Ideal for a single working person, a student or apprentice. Includes Wi-Fi, use of kitchen (supply own food) shared bathroom and laundry. Use of exercise equipment in family room. Located near schools and bus route. Must be a quiet tenant; no pets allowed; no parties; no smoking indoors. Available immediately. References required. For more information please call 306-692-0836 (Moose Jaw). Large 2bedroom on main floor, security doors. lncludes water and heat. Off street parking. ref req. prefer older tenant. Long term. Phone 306-692-8384 Rent 700.00 month MUSIC & INSTRUMENTS Lowrey piano in excellent condition. Asking $800. 306-6941623 MISCELLANEOUS for sale: portable toilets. Phone 693-1313 100 gallon rectangular fuel tank with or without electric pump for pick up truck. 306693-4321 or 306-690-7227 VHS MOVIES.. Drama, Comedy, Horror, Suspense.. Box set of Ghost Stories and Children’s Movies. Asking 50 cents apiece..Plz. call 692-3061.
FOR SALE: SHOPRIDER POWER CHAIR AND BRONO Curb-sider Power Lift. Chair model P 424 M. Chair comes with rear tote, 2 extra cushions. All in mint condition. Phone 306-6932706 Motor for Central Vacuum: BUDD Model 157 115w 24v $35 (at present mounted on casters as it was used for shop vac) 306-692-0158 White wooden door: 72cm x 196 cm $20; Brown louvered bi-fold closet door 61cm x 194cm $15; Chrome vanity light fixture: 2-bulb $10; 26inch chrome towel bar $8. Phone: 306-692-0158
HOUSEHOLD ITEMS For sale: Kenmore washer & dryer - year 2010 Ph 972-9172 For sale: 1 - new all black sway leather foot stool. Ph 972-9172 For sale: Double stainless steel kitchen sink. 693-4321 or 690-7227 KING SIZE SATEEN SHEET SET. Comes with 1 Fitted Sheet 1 Flat Sheet and 2 King Size Pillow Cases. Easy Care and Wrinkle Resistant. Brand New still in Package. Paid $39.99 will take $25.00 OBO. Plz. call 692-3061 Dresser $ 25.00. 306-6935823 Chair - $20.00 306-693-5823 Oak antique table and 6 chairs for sale. One is a captain’s chair. Also buffet and china cabinet all pieces in excellent condition. Asking price $5000.00. (306)630-6702. OFFICE FUNITURE & EQUIPMENT
4 drawer vertical legal file cabinets for sale (3 available), good condition only $50. each. Call or text 306 690 5903
5 Drawer lateral file cabinet in good condition, makes great storage shelfs in garage too. $175. call or text 306 690 5903
44” x 74” x 30” high board
room table, Oak veneer, with adjustable metal legs, good shape, gently used, call or text 306 690 5903, $295 BROTHER HL-2240D Laser Printer in Excellent Condition Asking $15.00 Plz..Call 6923061 FARM PRODUCE BISON MEAT. 30 years experience. Moose Jaw delivery available. 306-475-2232 SPORTS Bike: exercise bike still in box. Phone after 1pm. 306-6924184 WANTED 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. Looking for a used Bicycle Pump in good condition. Plz. call 692-3061 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 rifle, 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
sasktel.net Website: www.dynamicinjection.ca Will do general painting & contracting interior & exterior. Free estimate. 30 years experience. Phone 306-972-9172 Will fix & sell Lewis cattle oilers Ph 972-9172 Junk to the dump in and around Moose Jaw and surrounding area- $40 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 Scotty’s Estate Sale Calling all tool guys and gals Tools of all kinds. Mitre saw, table saw, drill press, multiple tools of all trades. Household items and small appliances, includes furniture. All priced to sell no reasonable offer refused. Sorry we have no toys or kids clothes. Come to 1411 Hastings Friday July 12 2-9, Saturday July 13 8-8, Sunday July 14 10-4 Patio Sale: #109 - 55 Woodlily Drive. Tues July 16 - noon to 6, Wed July 17 - noon to 6, Thurs July 18 - noon to 6, Fri July 19 - noon to 6, Sat July 20 - noon to 6 and Sun July 21 - noon to 6. Kids clothing, adult books, picture frames, and much more. Look for balloons on desk near back of building. PERSONAL CONNECTIONS Will the lady that gave me back a toonie for parking at the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital please call me at 306-6909852
I am looking for a John Deere LA tractor in any condition, or parts. Call or text 306-6414447 Wanted: kids peddle tractor. 306-640-7149 Looking for a 1940 to 1950 1/2 ton old restoration. 306-6407149 SERVICES Dynamic injection service, common rail service, fuel injection repairs, injection pumps, injectors, nozzles and turbo chargers. Call 306868-4849 or 306-205-5624. Avonlea, SK. Email: osirus1@
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Brittany & Wayd Petruic of Moose Jaw July 9, 2019, 5:04 am Female 6lbs, 2oz
Katlyn & Mitchell Schwalm of Moose Jaw July 11, 2019, 8:08 am Male 8lbs, 0oz
Katharina Wieler & Willie Harder of Caronport July 12, 2019, 8:15 am Male 7lbs, 9oz
Ivory & Brodie Bartzen of Moose Jaw July 12, 2019, 7:18 am Female 8lbs, 12oz
From The Kitchen Pa st a, s a u e r k r a u t a n d b e a n s f o r f i l l i n g m e a l s By Joyce Walter For Moose Jaw Express
Some are old, some really old and others falling-apart elderly but at one time the recipe sheets were saved by homemakers convinced they would use the recipes at some future date. And by their condition, they were handled often and much loved. This week’s recipes are a sampling of the recipe sheets found in an old box bequeathed to me by an anonymous donor. •••
KD Lasagna 1 pkg. Kraft Dinner cheese and tomato pasta 1 1/2 cups pasta sauce 1/2 lb. lean ground beef, cooked and drained 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese 2 tbsps. grated parmesan cheese
Cook pasta according to package directions. Place half in a lightly greased baking dish. Layer with half the pasta sauce, beef and
mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers, ending with mozzarella. Sprinkle with parmesan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes or until hot. Makes 8 servings. Note: chopped onions and mushrooms may be added to the ground beef. •••
German Sauerkraut Chili 2 tbsps. salad oil 1 1/2 lbs. lean stewing pork, cut into small chunks 1 cup chopped onion 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1 tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. pepper 2 tbsps. chili powder 1/2 tsp. each cumin and red chilies 1 beef bouillon cube 1/3 cup tomato paste 2 cups beer 1-14 oz. can red kidney beans, drained 2 cup sauerkraut, drained
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Heat oil in a large saucepan or Dutch oven. Brown pork and saute onions and garlic. Add seasonings, crumbled bouillon cube, tomato paste and beer. Stir well to mix. Cover and simmer about one hour or until meat is tender. Stir frequently Add beans and sauerkraut and heat through. Makes 6-8 servings. ••• Beans and Pork Chops 1 cup dried white kidney beans 1 tbsp. oil 4 pork chops, 1 1/4 inches thick 1-10 oz. mushroom gravy 1 cup water 1 tbsp. brown sugar 2 tsps. worcestershire sauce 3/4 tsp. dry mustard 1/4 tsp. sage 1/2 tsp. salt
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Rinse beans under cold running water then soak overnight, being sure beans are covered. Heat oil in a large wide frying pan or saucepan with a tight-fitting lid. Add pork chops and brown on both sides over medium-high heat. Remove chops and drain off fat. Add gravy, water, sugar, worcestershire, mustard, sage, salt, pepper and garlic to pan. Drain beans, discarding liquid. Stir beans into gravy mixture. Place chops on top. Cover tightly and simmer 2 hours or until beans are tender. Stir occasionally and turn chops once during cooking. Finally stir in pepper and tomatoes. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes until they heat through. Joyce Walter can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
SGI’s operational highlights for 2018 show continued stability Larissa Kurz The financial and operational highlights for both Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) Canada and the Saskatchewan Auto Fund have been released, and the numbers are stable and secure from 2018-19. Joe Hargrave, the minister responsible for SGI, noted that Saskatchewan residents are subject to the lowest personal vehicle insurance rates in the country, and the focus on traffic safety will continue to be an initiative for SGI in the future. A number of new traffic-related legislations fell into place this year, including changes to the impaired driving restrictions, the addition of ride-sharing companies, and new training standards for semi drivers. SGI is reporting 1.2 million vehicles and trailers registered in the province, with $849.9 million in claims recorded. Of that, $270.9 million in injury claims were filed, which is a decrease of 0.5 per cent from the previous year. Storm claims from last year total $26.2 million. Safe Driver Recognition programs saw $149.1
million in discounts last year, and SGI saw $135.8 million in investment earnings. The other side of SGI’s many insurance programs, SGI Canada, recorded more than 940,000 customers across Canada, and saw a consolidated profit of $48 million and a 9.8 per cent pre-tax return on equity. There was $919.4 million in premiums written — 40.4 per cent of which were filed outside of Saskatchewan — and $39.8 million in storm claims were filed. Investment earnings totaled $53.4 million and at 13.4 per cent, the premium growth more than doubled the industry average. The dividend paid to the Crown corporations was $12.5 million. “I’m very proud of how this Saskatchewan-based company continues to earn profits and achieve growth in an industry where it competes with many national and international insurers,” Hargrave said in a press release.
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On the Front Porch by Wanda Smith
Coach’s Corner My favorite sport to play and watch is fastball. Bar none. There are so many benefits to playing a sport such as fastball; team building and teamwork, leadership skills, decision-making skills, mental health benefits, total body conditioning, making social connections and dealing with adversity. I am thankful both sweet peas have had the opportunity to learn this sport. Now in her third year, Lil Sweet Pea has had her love for the sport rekindled due to skillful and firm but fair coaching this year. She had struggled due to limited practice and play on the field in times past so was reluctant to join again this year. Thankfully, she was embraced and encouraged, and then trained up in more advanced skills. What I appreciated was that she was given permission to fail. Of course, she will make mistakes; she’s only learning. She was also put in positions that pushed her comfort zone. Early on in the season, I heard a repeated phrase come from her coach’s mouth: “I’d rather see you strike out swinging than just stand there.” What an intelligent way to coach. Lil Sweet Pea and her teammates were all given the coach’s blessing to try new things, even in the game setting. This set them up for more confidence as they continued to play. As the season is nearing completion, we’ve seen players tagged out and several hot box attempts to get stealing players out. It has amped up their confidence, concentration and teamwork. What a great way to end a season! This kind of coaching provides freedom to try and then eventually succeed at a higher skill level. It goes without saying that if someone you are trying to please or play for expects perfection, you’ll be worse off than before you started. We all know what it’s like to try to please someone who cannot be satisfied. Instead of them seeing the ten skills you manoeuvred correctly, they see the one thing you did wrong which will only tear down any self-confidence you had at the start. Our confidence is built through loving instruction, support through the growth period and an encouraging word at the end no matter the outcome of the situation. It comes back to placing value on the person instead of the outcome of the game. Yes, it is nice to win. Yes, it is nice to succeed. But in reality, the value of one’s life should trump performance in any and every situation. I’ve shared this before and I’ll share it again: “Your value is not based on your performance.” This goes for anything in life. The value and sanctity of life is so important. We all need to feel valued. We all have a deep desire to be valued by someone. And above all, we need to know we are deeply loved and valued by our Creator, God. He reassures us that: “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, before you were born I set you apart...” (Jeremiah 1:5). Just to remind you... your value is not based on what you look like, how old or young you are, your occupation or career, or whether you’re rich or barely getting by. Your value is not based on what truck you drive, what clothes you wear or what your house looks like. I have news for you. Your value is based on what Jesus did for you on the cross! He died so you 60 live Athabasca Street East could an abundant life full of purpose and meaning. 306-692-0533 Your Heavenly Coach knows the next play. Trust Him! Minister: Rev. Jim Tenford Music Director: Karen Purdy The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of th the Sunday, author, and May do not 14 necessarily reflect the position of this , 2017 publication. Worship Service 10:30am
One Inuk woman calling for suicide awareness with cross-country trip Larissa Kurz
Hannah Tooktoo first embarked on her cycling tour across the country with a heavy message to share about the too-high suicide rates that Indigenous communities are suffering from in Canada. “People are very idle and they’re not getting the injustice and trying to help us figure out a way to heal and navigate,” said Tooktoo. “We’re all living in this land we call Canada; it’s our home and we should be able to live on it and be able to help each other out.” Suicide disproportionately affects Indigenous and Inuit communities, with suicide rates among Indigenous populations three times higher than any other population in Canada.
“I’m hoping that [those who meet me] start their healing path or they get a little bit out of this too.” -Hannah Tooktoo
The lack of supports, services and resources available to help the situation is something Tooktoo, 24, is adamant needs to be addressed immediately. “I’m trying to wake people up, and also wake up the government, because we’re losing people now and we need action now,” said Tooktoo. “It shouldn’t be normalized, and we know that.” “I’m trying to get people to sort of move forward and deal with the [issue]. There’s all this talk of reconciliation and I’m all about that ‘reconcili-action,’” she added. “Let’s get past all those pretty words and actually put some work into it.” Having been deeply affected by suicide in her own life, Tooktoo began searching for a way to deal with her grief and begin healing. That path led her to this journey, which she has embarked on for herself and for those who are also in need of healing. “It’s really humbling, to be able to spread this awareness,” said Tooktoo. “I’m hoping that [those who meet
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me] start their healing path or they get a little bit out of this too.” Tooktoo is biking from Victoria, B.C, to Montreal, Que. and is taking time to stop in the communities along her path and hear their stories, while also sharing her own. Her journey began with the B.C. mountains ahead, symbolizing the initial struggle that requires extremely hard work before things smooth away into easier paths — for both her and her cause. Tooktoo spends several hours a day on her bike, which she uses as a reflective time for herself to consider her message and how to share it with others. But when she reaches a community, she opens herself up to answer any questions directed her way, and to listen to people’s experiences. “I’m here to humanize this and to really get people to care,” said Tooktoo. The suicide epidemic is an issue that connects with a number of other socioeconomic problems, including housing needs, income concerns, food shortages, and poverty. “All of these different things, they’re all interconnected, and so I try to find ways to make people understand because it’s such a complicated subject,” said Tooktoo. The welcome that she has received by communities along her journey so far is inspiring, said Tooktoo, and she is grateful for all of the continued support. Her journey has embodied the spirit of healing and becoming stronger, both emotionally and physically. “It’s just a lot of emotions, on this journey. Sometimes I’m on my bike and I’m like crying like, ‘people are actually doing this for me,’” she said. Tooktoo took about a month to train for the grueling 4,395-kilometre trip and is more than pleased with her progress so far. “I’m training as I go, my legs are getting stronger, my endurance is getting better,” said Tooktoo. She is planning on reaching Montreal on Aug. 8 and is currently on pace to achieve that goal — passing through Moose Jaw on July 9 on her way eastward to Regina and beyond. Tooktoo is documenting her trip through her Facebook page, Hannah’s Journey Across Canada, and her Twitter account, @HTooktoo. She is always looking forward to meeting new people in every place she stops. “I hope that people take something away from it. I’ve been received really well and I’m so touched that people actually support what I’m doing,” said Tooktoo.
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Moose Jaw house prices continue to slide By Ron Walter - For Moose Jaw Express
MCKENZIE, Keith Keith passed away on June 25, 2019 at the age of 80 years. He was born on July 23, 1938 in Moose Jaw, SK to Leonard and Verna (Saunders) McKenzie. Keith attended school at Marlborough, Moose Jaw Tech (AE Peacock) and then studied TV Electronics at SIAST. Keith had worked at many places in Moose Jaw including Sonic Supplies, Great West Auto, Macleods, Beaver Lumber, Downtown Esso, and the Army and Navy Dept. Store. He belonged to many clubs and organizations which included Moose Jaw 4H Grain Club, Cosmopolitan Club, Minto Choir, Minto Men’s Club, St. Andrews Men’s Club, Moose Jaw Singles Square Dance Club, Happy Pairs Square Dance Club and Moose Jaw Round Dance club. Keith enjoyed curling, alley bowling and lawn bowling. Keith was a proud 45-year season ticket holder for the WHL. He is predeceased by his parents Leonard and Verna and brother-in-law Ken Townend. Keith is survived by his sister Leone Townend of Moose Jaw and her daughter Susan (Peter) Schulz of Medicine Hat, AB; son Ian Townend of Moose Jaw and Ian’s children Shaun (Chantal) Townend; Shaun and Chantal’s daughter Payslee; McKenzie and Riley of Moose Jaw; brother Dennis (Penny) McKenzie of Moose Jaw, and their daughter Nadine (Corwin) Cave of Tugaske, SK; Nadine and Corwin’s children Cassidi, Ashton, Shae-Lyne; daughter Joline (Ron) Palmquist of Powell River, BC, Joline and Ron’s children Leighton and Andon. A Celebration of Keith’s Life was held at Minto United Church 1036 7 Ave NW, Moose Jaw, on Tuesday July 2, 2019 at 11:00 AM. Reverend Linda Tomlinson-Seebach officiated. Memorialization took place at Rosedale Cemetery. For those so wishing donation in Keith’s memory may be directed to Minto United Church or Canadian Cancer Society. In loving memory of Keith, a memorial tree planting will be made by Jones-Parkview Funeral Services. Please sign the memorial register at website: www.wjjonesandson. com or www.parkviewfuneralchapel.ca (Obituaries). Blake Seebach - Funeral Director
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The average price of a Moose Jaw house sold on the Multiple Listing Service has slipped by 5.2 per cent from one year ago, according to the Association of Regina Realtors. Average benchmark price year to date by June 30 was $214,800, with one-storey homes at $223,600 and two-storey homes averaging $194,500. MLS sales volume for the first half of 2019 was $53.7 million, a reduction of two per cent from the
first six months of 2018. Realtors sold 221 homes by June 30, a one-half per cent decrease. The number of new listings this year was 504, a drop of 10 per cent. Business seemed to pick up in June with 49 residential sales, up by 19 per cent. Volume was worth $10.7 million with 127 new listings. There were seven fewer new listings.
Hay crop quality better than producers expected By Ron Walter - For Agri-Mart Express
The hay crop in Saskatchewan is surprisingly good considering the late cropping and the lack of rainfall during crucial stages of growth. EXPRESS While yields are down with seven per cent of hay cut, quality appears better than expected with one per cent excellent, 38 per cent good, 41 per cent fair and only two per cent very poor, according to the Saskatchewan Agriculture weekly crop report. Hay crops in the Moose Jaw Weyburn region are variable but better with 52 per cent good, 33 per cent fair and 15 per cent poor, In the South Country to Central Butte. hay crops are six per cent excellent, 41 per cent good, 41 per cent fair and 12 per cent poor. Pastures have greened up but still have reduced carrying capacity across the province Rain for the week ended July 7 varied from two inches in Big Beaver to half an inch at Mortlach. Rain, hail and wind on that weekend damaged some crops in a region from Mossbank east to Spring Valley and Truax. Most rain in the region has been 10 inches this year south of Moose Jaw. One spot about 15 km south of Moose Jaw has had 12 inches this year. Crops development is still behind normal with 32 per cent of spring cereals in the heading stage, 38 per cent of canola and 54 per cent of pulse crops flowering Usually canola and pulse crops are fully flowered by now. One farmer northeast of Moose Jaw said the late rain has affected his crop in three ways. Not much help came for early seeded crops but his late seeded crops are really benefitting. He wasn’t sure how much help the rain was to crops in between the early and late seeded. Most canola was seeded late and will benefit substantially
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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 www.riverviewalumni.org THE GOOD FOOD BOX: There is no Good Food Box for the months of July and August. THE MOOSE JAW HOMEGROWN FARMER’S MARKET every Saturday on Langdon Crescent from 8AM - 1PM. Come on out and get all the fresh seasonal veggies, jellies, preserves, baking and other fabulous treats and crafts you need. The Moose Jaw Homegrown Market Weds night markets will be held until Aug 28th, 2019. Located on the 400 block of Langdon Crescent from 5 pm to 8 pm. There will be entertainment, fresh produce, baking, handmade bath products and so much more. Come out to the Moose Jaw Homegrown Weds nights market. CONCERTS IN THE PARK every Wednesday evening until August 21st. The concerts are free and take place at the Crescent Park Amphitheatre every Wednesday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. A collection for the Health Foundation will follow. Everyone is welcome. 2019 Schedule: July 17 Musical Friends/ July 24 Just n Tyme/ July 31 Heritage Fiddlers/ Aug 07 Scott Heatcoat/ Aug 14 SRW Country Trio/ Aug 21 The Twilighters (6:30 – 8:00 pm). BEREAVED PARENTS Grief Support Group for Parents who have experienced the death of a Child No group in July. WDM SUMMER HERITAGE CLUB for children aged 7-10 are invited to join the club and take part in 3 day mini-camps this summer. Campers will enjoy workshops, crafts, games and hands-on demonstrations. Wk 2 – July 16-18 Trains/Wk 3 – July 22-24 Aviation/Wk 4 Aug 1315 Fun and Games. Camps run 9am-4:30pm each day. Space is limited. For more information and the registration pkg, visit www.wdm.ca/mj 2019 FESTIVAL OF WORDS will be held in numerous venues in Moose Jaw from July 18-21. Passes and tickets will be available for sale through the Moose Jaw Cultural Centre box office. All passes and tickets to special events can be purchased before the Festival, except for tickets to individual reading sessions. Those tickets will only be sold during the Festival. Full Pass admission to everything during the festival, except workshops and Trivia Night: $200/Students $55. Flex Pass punch card: $100 ($125 Value and can be shared by multiple people. Individual Tickets for Reading Sessions: $10. Tickets can be purchased online by phone @306.693.4700 or in person at the MJ Cultural Centre Box Office, 217 Main St. N. Box Office Hours: 10am-5pm Tuesday to Saturday. For more information on the 2019 Festival of Words, visit www. festivalofwords.com ASSINIBOIA POLKAFEST will be held on Friday, July 19th from 7:00 p.m. to midnight and Saturday, July
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20th from 2:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the Prince of Wales Centre, Assiniboia. Bands: Leon Ochs and Len Gadica. Contact 306.642.3191. SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP For those who have had a Loved One die by Suicide Next Meeting will be held on July 24, 2019 at 7:30pm at Parkview Location, 474 Hochelaga St. W. Please use east doors off parking lot. THE SASKATCHEWAN GOAT BREEDERS ASSOCIATION 3RD ANNUAL PRAIRIE GOAT EXPO at the Moose Jaw Exhibition Grounds will be held July 26th to 28th. The Expo features: Triple Sanctioned Canadian Goat Society Dairy Goat Show/Dual Sanctioned Canadian Meat Goat Association Goat Show/ Youth Goat-Sheep Show/Kids costume class & obstacle course/Educational Seminars & Demonstrations/Fun & Silent Auctions. The Trade Show has 14 Vendors registered to date. (Additional vendors are most welcome and will be accepted right up until July 25th.) Please visit the SGBA website at www.saskgoatbreeders.com and/or follow the Prairie Goat Expo on Facebook for specific information and schedule of events as they are posted and updated. Additional information regarding this event will be made available by contacting Rob Schill, SGBA President at 306331-7858 or Ken Robinson at 306-690-7064. BRICKSPO at the WDM on Saturday, July 27th and Sunday, July 28th from 9am-5pm. See amazing creations by the talented adult builders and others from across Western Canada. LEGO yard sale and other vendors (cash only). Concession on site from 11am-2pm. Cosplay Welcome. Regular admission applies; Free to WDM members. SCRAPS 2ND ANNUAL PET CALENDAR 2020 – a purr…fect way to show off your fur…vorite family members! Photo Submission $10 (with a calendar $20) Business Card Ads $25 (with calendar $35) Send submissions to MJ.SCRAPS>CALENDAR@OUTLOOK. COM. Deadline for submissions July 31, 2019. SASKATCHEWAN DAY AT THE WESTERN DEVELOPMENT MUSEUM will be held on Monday, August 5th from 9am-5pm. You are invited to celebrate the province of Saskatchewan with the WDM with some special “Saskatchewan Inspired” self-led activities throughout the day. There will also be a showing of short films form the National Film Board. Regular admission applies; Free to WDM members. YOGA/MEDITATION AND MORE... Fundraiser for Heartland Hospice will be held on Tuesday, August 20th: Nurturing through Nature Gentle Yoga & Mindful Practices from 6:30-7:45 p.m. in Crescent Park, North of Lawn Bowling; and Tuesday, August 27th from 6:30-7:45 p.m. at Crescent Park Event Centre, 262 Athabasca St. E. Please bring a towel, blanket or yoga mat. Cost to attend is a monetary donation to Heartland Hospice. For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Facebook at Heartland Hospice Moose Jaw. JOURNEY TO HOPE WALK FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION AND AWARENESS SAVE THE DATE: September 28, 2019 at 10am at Jones Chapel 106 Athabasca ST. E. Pledge forms available at journeytohope. synthasite.com 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 MEAT DRAW FUNDRAISER - Saturdays @ 3:00 pm Everyone welcome FOOT CARE CLINIC for Legion Members July 24 –please call for an appointment STEAK NITE FUNDRAISER - Saturday, July 20, 2019 @ 5pm - 7pm in the Legion hall - $20 tickets available at the Legion Office or Lounge. Proceeds to help with summer operational expenses. LEGION FUN DAY – Sunday, July 21st @ 9:00 am – Lynbrook Golf & Country Club – members encouraged to sign up at the branch for golf, horseshoes and lawn darts by July 14th. Sign up by July 14th at the Royal Canadian Legion Moose Jaw Branch 59.Starts @9am. MEALS-ON-WHEELS – Looking for a co-ordinator & volunteers to deliver meals for two weeks out of the year. Please contact the office 306-692-5453 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@ sasktel.net 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 Mixed Singles Shuffleboard Tournament – Monday July 15 – Thurs July 18. Everyone Welcome. Celebrating 25 years. Call 306.683.0068 for more information COSMO SENIORS’ CENTRE, 235 Third Ave. N.E. For more information call (306) 692-6072. Line Dancing Classes will be available again in the fall at the Cosmo Centre. For more information, call Donna Douglas at 306.692.7365.
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BBQ â€“ Thursday, July 25 @5pm. Cost $10. Come and join in for great BBQ hamburgers or hot dogs with all the trimmings. 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 Thursday at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome. Crib and Shuffleboard are finished for the summer. See you in September! LOOKING FOR A HALL TO RENT!! Give Gail a call 306692-4412. Max 100 people. Non-Members are welcome! Wednesdayâ€™s ANAVETS at Leisure Time Bingo at 5pm. Come out to support. Annual Garage Sale coming up in August Watch for details. Looking for donations if you can help call. 7th Annual Golf Tournament July 27th Shot Gun Start at 1pm. Enter as a team or individually. Cost $65 pp and includes prizes as well as a Steak or Chicken supper. Golf Carts Extra. Golf carts can be reserved by calling Deer Ridge@ 306-693-4653. To enter call Deer Ridge or the ANAVETS 306-692-4412 (Gail). Everyone Welcome!
Larry Mathieson 306-631-1493
North West location! Main floor features U-shaped kitchen with white cabinets, dining area plus eating bar. 3 spacious bedrooms on main floor. Finished basement with extra bath, family room, games room MJ with garage. and laundry/utility. Fenced back yard
Derek McRitchie (306) 631-1161
521 Ominica Street W
Julie Davidson 306-631-5099
514 Lillooet St W
TRIPLE HEATED GARAGE, SUPER-SIZED LOT, all updated windows, updated furnace, water heater and central air. Large eat in kitchen, 2 bathrooms and one is spacious with jet tub, fenced yard features a beautiful waterfall and pond.
Meat Draw Fundraiser- Saturdays @ 4:30pm. Everyone Welcome! We will be having a booth at both Sidewalk Days and the Air Show come look for us! Annual Garage Sale will be held in August. If you have things youâ€™re looking to get rid of give us a call and we can arrange something. Thank you in Advance! 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. Itâ€™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.
39 BLUEBELL CRES 140 Main St N 306-694-5766
New Duplex can also be split as sold individually for $270,000 per side....these properties have NO TAXES FOR 5 YEARS and the Builder has included PST/GST in purchase price... with "Saskatchewan New Home Warranty," Cheaper insurance premiums, ICF basement and central air!
1240 Sq Ft, 3 plus 2 bedroom home, recent updates Water Heater,Central Vac, Triple Garage Heater and Shingles, Electrical 200 Amp Panel High Eff Furnace and Central Air, Living Rm, Dining Rm new flooring Lower Level is developed, New Underground Sprinklers, Sewer Line has been replaced
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 email@example.com or Mitchell Miller at (306)681-4515 or email microstudent4444@ gmail.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org . ASPERGERâ€™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.m. MOOSE JAW MULTICULTURAL COUNCIL INC. WOMENâ€™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.
1322 KING CRES
Kaitlin Hammel 684-4675 Sonya Bitz 631-8471
MODERN, NEW & AFFORDABLE! This home has NO TAXES FOR 5 YEARS and the Builder has included PST/GST in purchase price "Saskatchewan New Home Warranty," ICF basement and central air to 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms up (master bedroom with 1/2 bath). spacious kitchen cool curb appeal!
Frank Hammel 684-9491 Beth Vance 631-0886
1615 PASCOE CRES
Katie Keeler 690-4333 Lori Keeler 631-8069
Family orientated 2 story features 4 second floor bedrooms, 3 full 1144 sq ft, 3 bedroom home, spacious kitchen/dining area with Located in desirable NW location and backing a park, this home baths, main floor family room. Spacious eat in kitchen with granite maple cabinets, sleek appliances, pantry and garden doors is ready for a new family. This home offers an inviting front counter tops and gas fireplace. Fully developed lower level with leading to covered deck. Lower level s fully developed, attached entrance and living room, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, large den/dining 3 bedroom bungalow, manyarea, updates have been done. second room, den & full bath loads2 bedroom of storage. additional covered storage. Cozylarge startershed home,plus 2 bedroom bungalow, numerousoutdoor Revenue property or great starterfamily/games home. Cozy 2 bedroom REDUCED!! Wellplus maintained bi-level. Ugarage, Spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo. garage. Excellent workshop or craft area in basement, and a 20x20 will for also enjoy theEat mature landscaped backarea yard that backs Main floor laundry/mud room. Storage space in renovations have been done. Ample maple cabinets in bungalow on large lot,You with room future garage. in shaped kitchen/dining to double tiered deck. location to mall and main street. Large living room with gas ontoMain green the walking Sunningdale School basement. Lots of space for future garage or parking. fireplace, patio doors to balcony. White cabinets in kitchen, adjacent dining room. Basement level with kitchen, large living area. floorspace laundry.and Fenced Largetrail livingtoroom. Nicely finished basement with 2
yard. Asking $70,000
Affordable starter home.
development. 2 car garage.
extra bedrooms, family room, laundry utility. Double garage.
RM OF CARON
11.86 acres 19 Km NE of Moose Jaw, 1288 sq ft. 3 bedroom home oak kitchen, finished down, 24â€™X30â€™ garage, barn and quonset natural gas.
RM OF REDBURN
6 miles south of Briercrest,12 quarters of farm land, quality yard site,1100 sq ft home, 60â€™X140â€™ quaonset, 2 other shops, ample grain storage with dryers.
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OPEN HOUSE REALTY EXECUTIVES MJ TOURwww.realtyexecutivesmj.com #310 590 Laurier St. -$49,000
kitchen. In suite laundry. Elevator, heated underground
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RM OF MOOSE JAW
Located off #363 West of Moose Jaw, 160 Acres natural grass, all fenced, 20 acres tame hay, u pick orchard. Set up for livestock, 2 barns, 30â€™X40â€™ zipper building, 3 bedroom 2 bath house.
1160 Willow Ave
Laural Hunt Realtor 306.630.3910
of Moose Jaw
1024 Montgomery St
1124 Caribou St. W - $234,000 Jennifer Patterson
2 Beds, 2 Baths, Perfectly
1322 King Cres - $334,900 Larry Mathieson
39 Bluebell Cres - $469,900
65 Kalmia Cres - $525,000
70 Athabasca St. W (306) 692-7700
Beautiful 4 bedroom
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3 bedrooms, 1 den, 2 baths,
Wonderful 4 bedrooms Plus top floor
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