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Larissa Kurz The 5th annual Artists Retreat will begin on July 22, and the As- Harrow will also be the adjudicator for the Art Show opening to the siniboia & District Arts Council has planned a number of events to public on July 24 at the Assiniboia Library. Five pieces from each artist who entered will be privately critiqued and discussed on July connect with artists through the week. The week-long retreat begins with a workshop focusing on impres- 23, and then displayed for the next two days in the gallery. sionist painting with Regina artist Belinda Harrow, who has worked This is the first year in a while that the retreat has had an adjudicated art show, and Thorburn is excited about the opportunity it presents. with a number of different mediums in her career. Later that evening will be a welcoming reception at the Shurniak One artist from the show’s entries will be selected to put their work Art Gallery, featuring a chance to meet and mingle with the 27 art- forward for one of the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Counists taking part in this year’s retreat. Most of the works featured in cil’s traveling exhibitions, which is an exciting opportunity. the reception will be pieces of work to demonstrate each artist’s “It’s a wonderful opportunity, and you learn a lot,” said Thorburn. “It’s wonderful to get that kind of professional feedback, from a recent work. One of the retreat’s organizers, Crystal Thorburn, is excited to see professional artist, to give you some constructive criticism on your the artists and community members gather for a sample of the art- art.” Concluding the week will be an open house on July 25, showcasing work that will permeate the rest of the retreat. Artists of all types are welcome to register, from visual arts, sculp- the pieces each artist worked on during the week — some of which tors, poets, musicians, and so on. The self-directed retreat has a will be for sale to the public. number of shows planned for the artists, but really the idea is to Arranged in the Curling Rink, the show and sale will be open to the spend time focusing on art, without anything else to worry about public from 1pm to 5pm and will also feature a chance to chat with the artists while they work about their art. for a week. It’s also a chance to interact with other artists, Thorburn noted, and The annual retreat touches artists across the province, drawing them to Assiniboia for a week of sharing their work, and Thorburn even pursue some spontaneous collaborations. “Being an artist can be rather isolated at times because you’re is looking forward to another year of the gathering. working on your own thing,” said Thorburn. “This way, you get a For more information about the retreat and its exhibitions, contact chance to expand some of your knowledge and make new friends, the Assiniboia & District Arts Council at the Shurniak Art Gallery, learn new things.” at (306) 642-5294.

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Great Canadian Holidays and Coaches tours aim to unite Canadians Born out of Quebec separation efforts, cross-Canada tours bringing east and west together Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

An effort to unite Canadians in the wake of potential Quebec separation has evolved into one of the largest bus tour companies in Canada. The Great Canadian Holidays and Coaches summer tour through Western Canada made a stop in Moose Jaw recently, with the 50-plus tourists and their guide joining local tourism guru Gord Johnson in checking out some of the sights the city has to offer. That included the Tunnels of Moose Jaw and a special luncheon at the Western Development Museum, where tour members were treated to a delicious meal while learning a bit about Moose Jaw and Saskatchewan from various locals in attendance. That was all by design, said tour director Bob Christy, and has become a popular part of any stop the group makes during their 22-day journey. “I think it’s great,” Christy said. “The Tunnels of Moose Jaw are really fascinating, the actors do a bang-up job with a lot of humour, but people still get an education of history. “Then when Gord comes, he always gives us an interesting overview of the history of Moose Jaw when we’re driving to the museum. And it’s always interesting for the passengers to sit down with someone local and just talk about the community and living here and growing up here. So it’s a great opportunity for people from

Tour members with Great Canadian Holidays and Coaches gather for a group photo before touring the Western Development Museum during their recent stop in Moose Jaw.

along the spectacular Icefields Parkway. From there, it’s back to Calgary and a flight home. “We always make sure there are a lot of interesting things to see and do and that everyone has a lot of fun,” Christy said. “It’s a pretty good trip and a pretty comprehensive trip.” Having a chance to be a part of it all is just as much fun for Johnson, who has been the contact for Great Canadian in Moose Jaw for the last 14 years. “We’ve really developed a lot of neat tourism attractions here, between the Tunnels and Tourism Moose Jaw, Mac the Moose, the trolley tours… there’s a lot of things to see and do here that are very interesting and it’s great to have a chance to show people some of what Moose Jaw is about,” Johnson said.

the East to meet with people from the West.” That aspect of the tour is precisely how and why Great Canadian Holidays came into existence, as Johnson explains. “How they got started is there was the referendum in Quebec and they were going to leave confederation, so consequently, there was this couple in Ontario who wanted to create a bus company where they would have different kinds of inscriptions and photos on their buses with the idea of promoting Canadian unity,” Johnson said. “So, through their

A look at some of the intricate artwork that can be found on the Great Canadian Holidays and Coaches buses.

tours through all of Canada, they can help people get in touch with other Canadians and just create that sense of togetherness… I think that’s very commendable. And now they have 55 buses travelling all over the country.” The Moose Jaw stop came on Day 6 of the aforementioned 22-day sojourn, continuing through Okotoks and Calgary for the Stampede and a stop in Banff. Next up is Vancouver and Victoria, Port Hardy, a 15-hour ferry to Prince Rupert, a two-day train to Jasper and three days in that resort community that includes a trip

A cool and dry spring in Saskatchewan had a lot of people concerned. Very little precipitation in March, April and May delivered drought conditions and worry about the coming crop year. Fortunately, through the better part of June and now into mid-July, we have received much-needed moisture for lawns, gardens and our agriculture sector. The weather can be unpredictable across the prairies, as we have seen recently. Severe storms can pop up quickly, with little warning, bringing heavy rain, hail, thunder, lightning and damaging winds with potential for funnel clouds and tornadoes. While rapidly changing weather conditions can present challenges in enjoying ourselves outdoors, I encourage all who are able to get out and enjoy everything our community and region has to offer. From the Hometown Parade

and Fair, Sidewalk Days and the Air Show to events like MOTIF and the Mortlach Berry Festival, Moose Jaw and area has been home to many outdoor events and activities in recent weeks. For those who enjoy fresh produce or herbs, evening markets have returned to Langdon Crescent and will continue every Saturday morning until early October, and every Wednesday evening through late August. If you don’t feel like cooking, it’s no problem as the market provides hot food that can be taken home or enjoyed in the park. There are many urban parks in Moose Jaw to enjoy like Crescent Park, and Happy Valley park. Wakamow Valley presents a variety of outdoor activities including trail walks through the park or canoeing and kayaking for those who prefer to be on the water. These are some of the best ways to explore the beautiful river valley and wildlife along the way. If you don’t have a kayak or canoe, or maybe lack experience and would still like to try it, equipment rentals and guided tours are available by calling 306-630-7525. If floating on the river is not really your thing, there are other amenities Wakamow Valley has to entertain you during these summer months. You may enjoy bird watching. Over 190 species of birds have been sighted within Wakamow Valley across all seasons of the year. Bird kits including binoculars, a bird book, a check-list of birds and bird seed can be borrowed free of charge from the


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Wakamow Valley Authority office. Tatawâw Park also has beautiful scenery as well as great walking and biking paths. After a day of adventure and fresh air, the famous Burger Cabin in the heart of Wakamow Valley is another great place to enjoy. Our Moose Jaw Miller Express baseball team can be found on the field inside Ross Wells Park throughout the summer. The young ball players provide our community with an exciting atmosphere and experience several times a week, and I would recommend taking in a game or two before the season comes to a close. Brickspo is returning for another display at the Western Development Museum July 27 and 28. I always enjoy attending this event. It amazes me the time put in to the displays and the talent it takes to create such exhibits. If you have a free moment this weekend, I encourage you to round up the family and take in this creative event. Moose Jaw is a great place to live, work and raise a family. We have an array of activities taking place throughout the city no matter what season we are in, but especially during the summertime. Whether the festivities are outside or indoors, I encourage you to step out and appreciate all we have in Moose Jaw. 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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The homestead is a historical site, with the original house still standing strong.

Buffalo Pound Homestead Picnic steps into the past Larissa Kurz

The Nicolle Flats Nature Area is home to what remains of the Nicolle family homestead, and Buffalo Pound Provincial Park is hosting a traditional picnic to pay homage to the historic site. On Aug. 5, the first Homestead Picnic in several years will fill the homestead’s yard all afternoon, recreating the famous picnics that Charles Nicolle and his family once enjoyed. “They were known to have these great, grand family gatherings,� said Rhett Painter, parks interpreter at Buffalo Pound. “We’re going to recreate a historic circa-1903 picnic that, back in the day, was put on by the family.� Like the original picnics, the event will feature refreshments and dainties, with some old-fashioned activities for the kids to participate in — things like using a washboard to clean laundry, and other historical games. There will also be horse-drawn wagon rides offered free of charge, much like the original family would have experienced when they were living in the area in the early 1900s. The Nicolle homestead is now a hidden gem in Buffalo Pound Park, tucked in the far eastern corner of the parkland. Charles Nicolle, a veteran of the then-named North West Mounted Police in the mid-1870s, settled in the Q’uappelle Valley and built his house in 1881. He named his farm Mapleford, and the Nicolle family lived and farmed that land until 1959. It is only the fieldstone house that remains standing on the original yard, with the remains of the old barn’s foundations fenced for safety. The roof has been replaced, but the rest of the house is completely original. “We just really wanted to recognize that is a really important part of our park,� said Painter. “Often when we think of Buffalo Pound, we think of our lake, of fishing and boating, but this is a historic site that’s within our park itself, which is really unique.� Bracketed by marshland and rolling prairie flatland, the Nicolle Flats Nature Area is a popular spot for hiking and witnessing the many animals that make the area

home. The trails from within Buffalo Pound out to the homestead offer a scenic two-hour hike, which is well worth experiencing — but for the day of the Homestead Picnic, Painter directs picnic-goers to approach the homestead from the other direction. Following Highway 301, there is a grid road that circles down into the valley and connects to the Nicole Flats Nature Area, where there is room to park and it is only a short, five-minute trek down the path into the homestead. “We’re going to have signage out to make it easy, but you do come back into the park through sort of a back way, by the Moose Jaw River,� said Painter. Painter recommends bringing along a lawn chair, as seating at the picnic tables will be limited, and plenty of water. The spring near the homestead is really only suitable for animals to drink from. Sunscreen and bug spray would also be handy, as there is limited shade and plenty of mosquitos. The Homestead Picnic will take place on Aug.5, Saskatchewan Day, from 1-4pm at the Nicolle Homestead. For more information, call the Buffalo Pound Provincial Park office at (306) 694-3229.

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I got quite nostalgic thinking about how great summers were when I was a kid; not to say they aren’t still because summer still brings out the happy in me. And with the Bromantics SockHop going on last weekend, that would have been the icing on the cake if I was able to go. I was a little young to partake fully in the antics of the early rock-and-roll years but somehow Joan Ritchie the genre rubbed off on me and EDITOR still strikes a chord of joy in my heart. It’s my go-to music when I want to get my happy on, and it even helps to get my happy-on when I’m doing mundane chores like cleaning house. Reminiscing about my pre-to-adolescent years, it was a good time to be alive in the ’60s. I think it was a healthy decade to grow into; life was less complicated then, compared to now, maybe because I was a kid with no troubles of my own but never-the-less, life was simpler. With all the car shows going on through the summer in Moose Jaw showcasing fine-tuned automobiles that usually only come out of hiding for the ahhhs and ooohs during car show time, I still remember the days when teenagers coveted having one of these babies to cruise around in on an everyday basis rather than once-a-year during a cruising convoy down Main Street. I got my dreamboat when I was about 20…a 4 on the floor standard blue Mustang with white bucket leather seats. Sadly, I couldn’t even drive it home from the lot because I didn’t know how to drive a standard. My dad did the honours and gave me a few quick lessons to boot. The other dreamboat I got that I call my husband happened at 23… Rock-and-roll music was on-the-air all the time and lent itself to more twisting the night away, and we did plenty of that. Instead of pre-fab food from the store, wholesome homegrown garden produce was more abundant on kitchen plates. We can be thankful for the annual farmer’s market and local producers who now provide fresh vegetables locally grown. What a difference a taste makes! Entertainment was a nose-in-a-book, just like it was last week during the 23rd annual Festival of Words here in Moose Jaw, not an entertainment device. Books are still nice to touch and read, and a treasure that we should never take for granted. They still have their place on the shelves of time. And instead of an entertainment device being our best friend, face-to-face companionship with friends to share the giggles and joys of fun in the sun adds greater meaning. Summer was a time to sit and dream about tomorrows to come, under the stars and long into the night by the firepit. Sometimes it’s even hard nowadays to see the stars with all of the light pollution in urban centres. Those were the good old days, but there are still great days to be had in the here and now, and summer is the best time to have them! Wishing all a summer’s glow, a happy heart and good times to tide you through the dog days of summer. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication. Send your letters to the editor to: or 888-241-5291 All columns, letters to the editor and editorials are solely the personal opinions of the writers themselves and not necessarily the opinions of The Moose Jaw Express. The contents of this publication are the property of the Moose Jaw Express. Reproduction of any of the contents of this publication, including, but without limiting the generality of the following: photographs, artwork and graphic designs, is strictly prohibited. There shall be no reproduction without the express written consent of the publisher. All ads in the Moose Jaw Express are published in good faith without verification. The Moose Jaw Express reserves the right to refuse, classify, revise or censor any ads for any reason in its sole discretion. This paper may include inaccuracies or errors. The Moose Jaw 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.



WORK NOT IN PROGRESS! Great Rob’s Rant in the last issue of the Express about the management or lack of it at MJ City Hall. On the sidewalk on Fairford Street E, beside the Cosmo Senior Citizens Centre, the sidewalk was torn out and excavated sometime during the winter. It remains as a gaping hole and a safety hazard for pedestrians. With so many seniors living in the apartments along Fairford Street E across from Crescent Park, as well as those coming and going from the Cosmo Seniors Centre, it is ridiculous that this safety hazard remains as is.

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Seems to me that there is no oversight of work being done or completed in a timely manner by the management at City Hall. All around town, sidewalks have been excavated and left for months and years in many cases. I thought safe access was a duty of city hall for all citizens, especially for seniors most vulnerable to life changing slips or falls. Regards, Brian Bell

In regard to Rob’s Rant in the July 17th edition, I wish I could say I’m shocked or at least surprised but circumstances regarding City Hall have been much the same for decades. It would seem attitudes in this building are inherited moving along with each new generation of bureaucrats. It would be nice to clean up the swamp… There are some messy issues and questions being raised regarding overreach of this council, by committing “our” resources without gaining approval from the taxpayers. It seems that they just go along and do things without even discussing or advising the [resident taxpayers.]

the taxpayers regards the location of Mosaic Place and disregarded the results. They even went to outside sources paying for their report and then disregarded it as well, because it agreed with the taxpayers.

1. They [the city] bought the old Union Hospital and then turned around and demolished it. At what cost and with what goal in mind? Where did the money come from? A lot of folks were hoping it could be turned into a seniors’ residence, but no discussion took place that is known of. 2. A Surplus Fund exists that once totaled $100 Million but seems to have been lowered to $76 Million during this council’s term. Where did the $24 Million go? How about the interest these funds generate? Where is it? Why are we continually paying for infrastructure improvements when we have already paid a pretty significant amount to look after these expenses?…($100Million) Dollars…Dollars which are not being used and are being eaten up by inflation, which according to The Bank Of Canada ran at 43.94% between the years 2000 and 2019. 3. Disregarding citizens wishes: They [the city] surveyed

1. Borrowing money 2. Selling or leasing land for less than fair market value and without a public offering 3. Setting remuneration for members of council 4. Any report with respect to special taxes 5. Using any excess revenue generated from taxes

The Municipalities Act provides the basic legislative framework for Saskatchewan’s southern municipalities. Council members must know and comply with Federal and provincial legislation, laws and codes. Public notice bylaw is adopted and public notice in required prior to considering any of the following;

There are numerous other responsibilities but these few seem to cover my concerns. If problems persist, it may require contact with our Ombudsman This office will investigate complaints and render decisions. K.J.(Ken)Wright A concerned citizen

CITY OF MOOSE JAW RESERVES First let me send a big hello to Tom Findlay who wrote in your July 17th edition concerning the above funds. I think you have been touch with a council member who has given you the prepared line that you passed on in your letter. I would yield to your thoughts that the funds we have in surplus generate interest or earnings; not 4 million as you state but earnings never the less , I guess these earnings go to support our tax position in that year but I don’t know for sure. The point that I and others are trying to make is that a portion of these funds should be used to support programs such as our current upgrades to sewer and water. The reason I would give you is that INFLATION is eating up the BUYING POWER of these funds at rate equal to inflation. For example the $100 million we had in the year 2000 only has the buying power of about $54 million today Inflation between 2000 and 2019 is reported as 46% (Accumulative) Now I know what we have been told about letting the interest the money generates help us keep our taxes from increasing(what happened %%) the part they don’t tell you is how the $100 million buying power is being eaten up by inflation or just how much the goods and services we will be buying are going up (a rate 2 or 3 times that of inflation). What we could have purchased in the year 2000 for $50 million will now cost us $73 million or perhaps a good deal more. Now doesn’t it make sense that we should target our use of this money to get the best bang for the buck we can. I think we can do both we can spend and save if we plan our purchasing and employ the best investment strategies we can find. (Cash investments GIC’s and the like are the poorest investments usually generating rates less than inflation a losing strategy ). Think Tom how much has your car gone up over the last 20 years How about groceries , what about your house? Well the same principals apply to these funds ....... Keep asking questions .... Ken Wright

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Riverhurst celebrating pulse crops with annual Bean Festival Larissa Kurz

After its success last year, the Riverhurst Bean Festival is returning once again to highlight the importance of pulse crop producers and what they it does — in an entertaining festival, no less. The Bean Festival is taking over Riverhurst on July 27, beginning with a hearty breakfast at 8 a.m. before attendees are invited out on a field tour with some experts to show them the ropes, including representatives from the Irrigation Crop Diversification Corporation. Last year, the field tour was a big hit, and organizer Terry Brennan is happy to have it return again. The festival focuses on pulse crops because they are prevalent in the area, and a branch of agriculture that often doesn’t see the spotlight. “Our theme this year is more than just beans, because people don’t recognize that a lentil or a pea is maybe a pulse crop, so it’s for the whole pulse industry,” said Brennan. “The field to the table concept is sometimes lost. It just doesn’t magically appear in the grocery store,” she added. “It is an expensive crop to grow. . . and I think that is lost on people sometimes too.” While some will be wandering through a local field and experiencing pulse crops in their natural habitat, the Pulse Ingredient Culinary Challenge will begin it’s judging in the hall between 10:30 and 11a.m. The challenge is to develop a dish made with a pulse ingredient — beans, peas, lentils, and chickpeas, for example — to present to the judges on festival day. They will take a look at presentation, flavour, and texture before choosing a winner in each of the four categories. Also at 11am, the Trade Show will open it’s doors, featuring a number of vendors

about how things like pinto beans make it into your pantry — and it’s also sure to be a fun experience. “It’s a family day, but there should be a little something for every member of the family that they can enjoy and learn more about the industry itself,” said Brennan. All events during the festival are free of admission, thanks to the many sponsors for the day. The best way to keep up with what’s going on is on the Bean Festival Facebook page.

Pictured here is a twin master dry edible bean combine, from Pickett Equipment — one of the machines the info sessions will likely discuss. (supplied) to check out. Local artisans will be selling their wares alongside informational booths and displays from agriculture mainstays: John Deere Western Sales, Dry Bean World, Nutrien Ag Solutions, and a number of others. The beer gardens will kick off at 11am as well, with appropriately themed drinks — Rebellion Brewing’s lentil beer, among others — and the impressive tunes of local band Bradford’s Corner. The “Bean a Classic” Show & Shine will begin at 1pm, providing some automotive eye candy to take up the afternoon. And of course, the kids aren’t forgotten: Palliser Regional Library has sponsored the Funtazm Puppet Show to entertain crowds in the Riverhurst Campground at 11a.m., and at 1pm, the Sask Reptile Show will introduce a menagerie of scaly friends. The Creek 4-H Rootin’ Tootin’ Rodeo gets underway at 4:30p.m., featuring stick horse barrels, a bucking bull relay,

roping, and chicken team penning. To wrap up the day, Picket Equipment will host one of their Equipment School sessions at 5:30p.m., where they answer questions and give demonstrations about how to properly use and maintain one’s equipment for pulse farming. Overall, Brennan encourages folks to make the trip out to Riverhurst for the day, as it’s a perfect chance to learn more







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Yara Gardens thriving with unexpected produce

Larissa Kurz After a touch-and-go dry spell earlier this summer, all three locations of the Yara Community Gardens are lush and thriving following the recent bouts of rain. Garden co-ordinator Jeremy Zacharias says this growing season is looking to be slightly better than the last, and there’s already some tasty rewards ready to harvest. “We’re loving these rains and these thunderstorms, we’re getting first crops already being harvested,” said Zacharias. “Things are just hitting that sweet time, when you can start to not only do your weeding but also go home with a few goodies too.” Gardeners grow all sorts of green stuff in their plots; whatever vegetable comes to mind, it’s likely somewhere in the community gardens. Some have already pulled out potatoes, strawberries, and

The gardens on Home St. W are always busy, morning and evening. rhubarb this season. Zacharias noted that this year, it seems flowers are a popular choice in many plots, which is a great help for the bee populations in the area. He also divulged that some gardeners are even growing more unexpected produce

— one gardener is growing peanuts for the first time in the gardens, and another has South African melons flourishing in their plot. “It’s a wonderful mix of flowers, vegetables and some different uniqueness,” said Zacharias. “It’s just fun seeing the diver-

sity of each garden, and of each gardener. You can see their heritage, their favorite foods come alive too.” The community gardens, with two locations on Home St. W and one on Grey Ave, have 140 ground plots and 70 raised planting beds between them. Zacharias says there are always plenty of gardeners interested in snagging a spot, and new gardeners are always welcome. The list works on a first-come, first-serve basis, so contacting them early to get your name in is the best bet to land a spot on the waitlist for next year. Those looking to inquire about getting themselves a place in the community gardens are encouraged to call their home base, Hunger in Moose Jaw, at (306) 692-1916. During July, the office is open Monday through Thursday.


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Just how bad is growing debt by federal and provincial governments? Debt is bad for your financial health; too much debt is even worse. That sentence sums up the popular and majority attitude of Canadians toward debt. Still we continue to keep racking up debt at the personal, municipal, provincial and federal levels as if there were no tomorrow. Reasons for fearing debt vary from having less money to spend after debt payments to possible bankruptcy and loss of possessions as debt overtakes ability to repay. Older people, the generation from the 1930s Great Depression and the one after, often have an attitude that debt is sinful – a repercussion of what happened to bor-

rowers in the Great Depression. Leaders and financial experts continue to warn about personal high debt levels. Nobody apparently pays attention. The Bank of Canada reports Canadian consumer debt has reached 173 per cent of income, an increase from 150 per cent 10 years ago. Total provincial debt levels have increased by 24.5 per cent in 10 years with federal debt levels up almost 13 per cent in 10 years to $631.9 billion, not to speak of municipal debt. On Coffee Row one hears the question about government debt; how are we going to pay it back? 19074CC1 19072CC3

The significance and devastation of debt depends on how much control the borrower has of the situation. For personal or corporate debt, there is little control. If you live beyond your means too long, bankruptcy and fire sale of possessions is inevitable. Municipalities face the same scenario with the possibility that senior governments might bail them out. Provinces have some control over debt other than an end to spending. Provinces have numerous tax and fee raising opportunities to make interest payments and the possibility of federal bailout. The federal government has more ways of handling debt than others. The feds can use high debts to manipulate foreign exchange rates, even improve the economy. And federal governments have a broader tax base than any other government level. With the exception of Alberta in 2007, no provincial or federal government has ever repaid all its debt or intended to do so. Alberta did it for political show-off purposes. Key to government debt is managing debts in tune with Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – total income in the jurisdiction. Keeping debt levels below 33 per cent of GDP seems to be the worldwide benchmark. At that level interest levels aren’t too large a part of annual budgets. Provincially, debt varies from a high of 49.5 per cent in Newfoundland and Labrador to a low of three per cent in Alberta. Saskatchewan debt sits at a very comfortable 11.5 per cent of GDP. Federally, debt is manageable at 32.1 per cent of GDP and down from 63.7 per cent of GDP in 2007. Continued economic growth allowed increased debt but moved the percentage of GDP down to manageable levels. As long as government revenue from growth continues, debt remains manageable. For personal borrowers, continual income increases make debt less of a burden. During the soon-to-be federal election voters will hear a lot of talk about debt, much of it, as is usual, will be political baloney. One constant in our lives: provincial and federal debt will never be repaid. Politicians enjoy spending our money too much to pay off the debt. Ron Walter can be reached at

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When the Moose Jaw Gamers Association decided to move their summer Gamer Expo – better known as GAX – to the Moose Jaw Cultural Centre, there was a bit of a question as to whether or not the venue would actually be too big for their needs. Apparently, it was obvious they had made a very good decision, because on Saturday with a day and a half remaining in the charity gaming event – home to video games, board games and everything in between – they had already broken their attendance record and were primed to see numbers well-above even their best expectations. “Sitting here on the evening of our second day, we’re at 150 per cent of what we’ve ever been at,” said GAX organizer Kristian Sjoberg. “It’s just amazing, and it’s continuing for another full day. We couldn’t be happier with the response we’ve seen.” Numbers-wise, that translated to 112 players as of Saturday afternoon, spread out in rooms dedicated to various gaming activities including board, card, console, computer, virtual reality and role-playing games. Doors opened at 3 p.m. on Friday, with the event running until midnight before opening at 8 a.m. and running until 12 a.m. Saturday and from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday. Players paid $15 to take play any game they chose, or $30 to set up in the LAN room and do battle on their computer screens. “You can marathon and be here every single moment we’re open, or you can come and go as you please and you don’t have to be here the whole time,’ Sjoberg said. “You don’t feel like you have to, either, with what it costs to play.” All funds raised from the weekend go to charity (see sidebar), with the Cultural Centre offering a major helping hand in that regard, only charging the MJGA for internet while offering a break on the rental fee. “They were also able to sponsor us and give us a bit more of a discount since every time we talk to anyone we made sure to let people know that the Cultural Centre has been such a great host,” Sjoberg said.

The Smash Brothers console tournament brought in players from all over Saskatchewan. “It’s such a great partnership and it helps us donate even more money to charity.” The extra space was a major draw for the venue shift, which saw GAX move from the basement in St. Joseph’s Church. “This would have been shoulder to shoulder in here,” said fellow GAX organizer Kurt Hebron with a laugh.

“We’re just happy to be able to help and we’re looking forward to giving as much as we can.” -GAX organizer Kristian Sjoberg “St. Joe’s was always amazing, they were such great hosts and did so much for us, but we’ve just outgrown the church basement,” added Sjoberg. “We outgrew the Scout Hall, we outgrew the Union Hall, we outgrew St. Joes and now we have a fair amount of room to grow… Our dream is for this to be as big as ComicCon but without all the vendors. We’d love to have 10,000 people descend on Moose Jaw just to play games, that would be a good problem to have.” One of the major draws to Summer GAX was the inclusion of a handful of competitive tournaments, the most prestigious of which was the national qualifier for the popular Settlers of Catan board game. Competitors also did battle on-screen in

The Settlers of Catan tournament acted as the provincial championship for the popular board game, with the winner going on to represent Saskatchewan at nationals. Super Smash Brothers Ultimate and Super Mario Kart tournaments. “Smash Brothers has seven of the top 15 in the province, so there are pros, and then at the same time there are kids like my son, they’re there just there to have fun and play some video games,” Sjoberg said. “It’s all about fun and doing good for the community and we’re really happy to see this many people coming out.” GAX all about fundraising for charity The Moose Jaw Gamer’s Association Summer Gamer Expo is all about fun but with a serious undertone that has helped make the annual event not only a popular stop from a gaming aspect but from a charitable one as well. This year, GAX is raising funds for the Moose Jaw and District Food Bank’s new program, Mighty Munchies. The way the program works is when a family picks up a hamper from the Food Bank, if there are school-aged children, they’ll receive a bag of healthy snacks including granola bars, yogurt sticks and other delicious goodies. “It’s a great program and one we thought we would support this year,” said Sjoberg. “Kids eat like seven meals a day because they’re growing, so between breakfast lunch and dinner, they have these small snacks. And at school, they have lunch programs through Hunger in Moose Jaw, but if recess has a snack time as well, they might not get those snacks. So, they’re

sitting there feeling left out because their parents can’t afford snacks.” That’s where Mighty Munchies comes in, acting not only as a food program but a social program as well. “It covers a lot of bases. And when Deann (Little) from the Food Bank and I talked about this, it was about how they feel about themselves and not feeling left out, they don’t have to beg their friends for snacks,” Sjoberg said. “That’s what the Mighty Munchie program is all about. “So we’re hoping to raise as much as we can and we’re trying to promote it, we’re challenging other charities and organizations to match our donation or make their own donation.” While Sjoberg wouldn’t hazard a guess as to how much that donation might be, past results show it could be sizeable – in 2018, the MJGA facilitated $3,000 worth of donations toward literacy at the two school divisions, and the year before saw $1,250 donated to Hunger in Moose Jaw. Interestingly enough, the total number of players who took part in both the Summer and Winter GAX events in 2017 was exceeded by Summer GAX on Saturday afternoon, with a full day and a half still left to play and raise funds. “So the chances are the donation will be quite a bit more than that, but we’ll see what happens once we add everything up,” Sjoberg said. “We’re just happy to be able to help and we’re looking forward to giving as much as we can.”

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First-time fishermen cast a line into Buffalo Pound Lake Larissa Kurz

Jason Matity brought his fishing expertise to Buffalo Pound Provincial Park on July 14, perfectly timing his free Learn to Fish program with Saskatchewan’s annual free fishing weekend to give new fishermen a low-cost chance to try the favourite summer sport. “Buffalo Pound Lake is an exceptional fishery for both perch, pike and walleye,” said Matity. “They’ve got so many perch in it that, basically, if you can find a clear spot where there’s not a lot of weeds — which can be a little difficult — you’re going to catch a fish.” Matity brought all the gear needed to put a hook in the lake, and potentially pull out a scaly catch, and detailed the basics of smart fishing for the crowd gathered. He, alongside two conservation officers from the area, covered topics such as what types of fish you’re likely to catch in Buffalo Pound Lake and what they look like,

Matity had all the younger fishermen wear safety goggles, just in case of a stray rod tip.

Fishing is a great way to spend an afternoon on the lake, and it’s friendly to all ages. and where to find the daily catch limits for the area. Catch limits are in place, Matity explained, to maintain a healthy population of each species of fish. He also noted that there are limits regarding the size of fish that can be kept, as larger fish tend to be the ones who repopulate. Some lakes have specific restrictions, and the best place to find those is in the Angler’s Guide, available on the Government of Saskatchewan website. Following the basics of conservation, Matity moved on to the different spools, hooks, and bobbers, and outfitted each attendee with a rod and reel to try some casting — first on the grass, to get a feel for the movement.

two sessions of instruction. He and his brother, Jeff, started the Learn to Fish program in 2016 and have been touring the province sharing the sport since. “It’s really just about getting people outside, getting them off their phones, getting them to enjoy the great outdoors and appreciate the wonderful short Saskatchewan summers that we have,” said Matity. Matity encourages people to try out the sport, after getting an angler’s license of course — the free fishing weekend has passed. For more information and tips, he also lists his fishing education website,, as a great source. “People want to get out here and learn how to do this, which is really cool,” said Matity.

Next, the fishers headed out to the docks to try their hand in the water. Around 40 people stopped by Maple Vale Beach throughout the day, and Matity ran

Matity pointed out the very sharp spines on yellow perch, and how to avoid slicing your fingers on the deceptively small fish.

Zach Wall caught the first fish of the afternoon, a yellow perch on his second cast into the lake.


What happens to taxes if city council spends those huge reserves? In the last few years, city council has dipped its hand into taxpayers’ pockets for more money than usual. Property tax increases have been almost twice the rate of inflation; new recycling fees were added, and water rates have doubled. these increased city by Ron Walter Given fees/taxes and fixed incomes for seniors, pressure is mounting on city council to alleviate taxes by spending some or all of the city’s $100 million plus reserves. Another question wonders where these reserves came from? The capital reserves, particularly the $36 million capital expenditures fund, owe their origin to an unfortunate situation 84 years ago. An overly compassionate Moose Jaw City Council spent too much money on work-for-welfare projects and missed an interest payment on bonds. The city was placed in receivership by the province, only

emerging in 1952. During that time, provincial bureaucrats closely watched city finances and had to approve budgets. The City of Moose Jaw was not allowed to borrow money until 1952, which explains the bulge of infrastructure projects from then to 1970. Out of that mess came a plan to better finance city needs with reserves by putting tax money aside, building reserves, and using the interest for city needs. Some of the argument for spending the reserves is based on the notion that money in the bank is nearly worthless at current interest rates. Inflation will erode the value of reserves. The reserves’ founders realized that and set up reserves like the capital expenditures fund to maintain their purchasing power. Only that amount of interest greater than the rate of inflation is used. If inflation is two per cent and interest is three per cent, only one per cent is available for city use, thus growing the reserve fund. When the library-art museum was built in the late 1980s, the capital expenditures fund was only $21 million. It has grown by 71 per cent.

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The capital expenditures fund amounted to about onethird of reserves in 2017. Other major reserves included $22.6 million in the land development fund to buy land when needed, $27 million in the equipment reserves to pay for new equipment when needed, $8.9 million for the landfill and $8.1 million for waterworks. Dismantling some of these reserves to pay for city programs would place hardship on city finances. If the reserves are spent, when the city needs that money it would have two choices: borrow funds and pay interest or go without. The city finance department analysis notes that without city reserves Moose Jaw property taxes would be 20 per cent higher. Owners paying $2,000 in property tax would pay $2,500. The people who insist on spending city reserves should do their homework before demanding the city use the reserves, unless they want to pay even higher taxes.

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Motif brings out the crowds to take in performances and food at festival Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

Organizers couldn’t be happier with the return of Motif to Happy Valley. The festival of art, dance, music and food – especially food – drew hundreds of patrons to the event through all three days, and they were treated to all the fineries of international cuisine one could want. Caribbean jerk chicken, African shish kabobs, Chinese dumplings, Filipino feasts and even Scotch eggs could be found at the booths ringing the park, with patrons taking advantage of the beautiful weather to sample the long list of scrumptious delights. When folks weren’t chowing down, there was plenty to take in on the stage as 15-plus acts entertained each of the three days, with the Andino Suns highlighting Friday’s shows, Davy Sage headlining Saturday’s acts and Desperate for Haggis closing out the weekend Sunday afternoon.

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Wanted to try the meat-wrapped delight known as the Scotch Egg? The Scotland pavilion had you covered.

A plate of food and maybe a Red Stripe could be found at the Jamaican booth. The Phillippines pavilion was one of the busiest on Saturday, with long lines in the early evening.

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Library’s meditation program is on the move Larissa Kurz

The Public Library has added a new aspect to their weekly meditation sessions on Thursdays: a walking meditation session through Crescent Park. Much like the stationary meditation sessions, walking meditation will focus on relaxing and recharging through clearing one’s mind, as the group makes their way through the park. There will be three walking meditation sessions, interspersed between the usual stationary meditation sessions. Incorporating the outdoors is one way of having people enjoy the park, connecting with nature as well as themselves. The walking meditation sessions on July 25th and August 15th will take place from noon to 1pm; everyone will meet outside the Public Library. The remainder of the summer will feature stationary meditation upstairs in the Public Library, from noon to 1pm on Thursdays, as well. Tai Chi in the Park has also organized more dates for the remainder of July, returning to the front lawn of the library on Wednesday evenings from 6pm to 7pm and Saturday mornings from 10am to 11am. There has been much interest in the meditation and tai chi programs, as well as past yoga programs, as they offer a good opportunity to unwind during the day. For a schedule of the programming at the library, check their website for details.

REFLECTIVE MOMENTS Little agreement on placement of pickles

Sitting back and quietly being a spectator and taking vicarious pleasure in the sport of life’s experiences is sometimes more educational than actual particiJoyce Walter pation. While recently For Moose Jaw Express watching human interaction, it soon became apparent that an adage from the past had definite merit: more than one woman in the kitchen might definitely spoil the broth or in this case, the arrangement of foodstuffs and condiments for a public dinner. If this had been a potluck supper where attendees are expected to provide a salad, main course and dessert to share with other guests, I might have expected some sort of one-upmanship. From personal experience, my offerings for such occasions have been scrutinized with judgmental eyes, some of those eyes looking with disdain at the slightly mangled devilled eggs or the potato salad I prepared with mustard added to the dressing. When my dishes were mostly empty at the end of the evening, I smiled inwardly with the knowledge that some of the guests were polite enough to try what I prepared, and perhaps even went back for seconds. The true highlight of such an evening is being asked for the recipe. But the public dinner previously mentioned was a catered affair, with some of the guests having volunteered to assist in the kitchen, setting out the condiments to accompany the meat and baked potatoes, and to fill trays with slices and cookies for dessert. Tne helper carried a bowl of pickles to the counter and placed it where she thought

suitable. When her back was turned, another helper moved it to a new spot and returned to the kitchen. A third worker brought out relish and mustard and horse radish and moved the bowl of pickles to make room for her armload of condiments. A teen helper brought out salt and pepper and moved items to make room for them. Before long, all the foodstuffs were moved again to suit another helpers’ idea of efficient placement. But that didn’t last long before a new worker entered the competition and took the pickles back to the kitchen. The original pickle placer returned them and re-arranged the table. Then it was the dessert trays that drew the attention of many: cookies here, butter tart squares there and brownies in another corner. But wait, all of those sweets had to be removed from the trays and placed in paper containers then settled again with a scheme that seemed to draw considerable discussion. Meanwhile, the pickles went into the centre with the condiments arranged around them — until a bowl of sour cream was added to the mix and all semblance of order was lost. By this time, the main courses were ready and we lined up to fill our plates. The meal was worth the wait. The moving parts on that side table only added to the entertainment value of the evening. No one, except maybe the pickle lady, noticed that few pickles had been forked from the dish. Perhaps it was after all a matter of location, location, location. Joyce Walter can be reached at ronjoy@ 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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Municipality monitoring mancana ash trees for destructive bugs Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Yellow sticky traps are hanging from some mancana ash trees downtown as the municipality monitors for the cottony ash psyllid, a bug that can damage leaves by sucking the juices out of them. Main Street contains a large concentration of mancana ash trees, with about 50 to 60 lining the sidewalks, explained Sarah Regent, a parks department gardener. This is the first year the department has put out the traps, but it has been keeping an eye on the ash trees for the last couple of years. The monitoring is going well, she said. The department is not seeing too many psyllids in the traps. Having the traps in place allows parks and rec to determine when the best time to spray the trees is. Right now many trees in Moose Jaw are stressed, but particularly the ash tree breeds, Regent continued. This is due to the dry conditions during the last few years, along with several cold winters with little snow cover. The trees are also stressed since they are contained within sidewalk concrete cut-outs, which is a tough and unnatural environment for them to live. “Those extra stressors have really taken a

toll on it and we’ve seen the cottony ash psyllid attack them the last two years,” she said. “That also is quite a stressor. And high populations of cottony ash psyllid due cause a lot of dieback in … trees.” The parks department has caught a few cottony ash psyllids in the traps, with the bugs found at the end of June and beginning of July. The goal is to catch them before they start laying eggs. Once these bugs are in the trees, they begin to eat the leaves and suck out their liquids, Regent said. This can cause the leaves to turn brown and curl. This also affects the trees’ ability to photosynthesize energy and protect itself in the winter. “They’re sucking energy out of it all season long, especially with this second generation that will be hatching pretty quickly here — this week and next week,” she continued. “And then later in the season, we’ll start seeing white cottony substances … that in itself is quite a nuisance because it does fall and it is very sticky.” Reducing stresses on the tree is one way to prevent these bugs from harming trees. This includes watering trees and then

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The Mortlach Community and Agricultural Society received two donations of $1,000 each to offset expenses for the annual saskatoon berry festival. CIBC bank donated $1,000 and Moose Jaw lawyer Brenda Walper-Bossence donated $1,000. She has donated to the festival for many years. Ron Walter photos

Cottony ash psyllids can destroy leaves on trees and create sticky white subThis yellow tag is one of several sticky stances that become a nuisance. Photo traps hanging from trees downtown courtesy City of Moose Jaw as the parks department monitors for cottony ash psyllids, a bug that can de- high population of emerald ash trees and stroy mancana ash trees. Photo by Ja- where out-of-province traffic is heavy. This is the second year the parks departson G. Antonio ment is monitoring for this particular spraying them if an infestation is present. bug, explained Regent. So far no bugs “This year doesn’t seem to be too bad (for have been detected, which is good. They infestations), but we are cautious and we have not been detected in Saskatchewan are monitoring because it does have the yet, either; right now they are destroying potential to be quite devastating,” Regent emerald ash trees in Manitoba. added. More information about the cottony ash The parks department is also monitor- psyllid or emerald ash borer can be found ing for the emerald ash borer beetle. The at department has put out five traps around the municipality, particularly where this a

Provincial Goat Expo in Moose Jaw for three day event By Ron Walter - For Agri-Mart Express

The bleating of goats will fill the EXPRESS Golden Mile Arena at the Exhibition Grounds for three days this week at the Prairie Goat Expo. At least 100 goats are expected for the competition, said Moose Jaw breeder Ken Robinson, past president of the Saskatchewan Goat Breeders Association. “In the past we’ve had breeders from Manitoba, B.C. and Alberta. This year (Edmonton) Klondike Days added goats so we’re in competition.” The nationally-sanctioned dairy and meat goat show is more than show ring judging. A trade show feature 16 exhibits related to the industry. “We’re going to have samples of goat cheese so you can taste goat cheese and crackers for yourself.” Demonstrations involve hoof trimming and goat fibre


spinning. Oxbow veterinarian and author Dr. Meg Smart will offer a seminar on nutrition. Gordon Schroeder will do a presentation on quality assurance. “That quality assurance is pretty important. Under that new CAP program, you have to have quality assurance to qualify for funding.” A celebrity goat milking contest will see local radio personality Courtney Fielder compete with a goat farmer. The judging ring includes a youth goat and sheep show, yearling futurity, and buck shows. The show runs from Friday, July 26 to Saturday, July 28. Ron Walter can be reached at

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Province using education to help fight aquatic invasive species Moose Jaw Express Staff

The provincial government promotes the Clean, Drain, Dry Program to residents who have watercraft and move it between provinces or waterbodies. Photo contributed Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Environment has been operating an aquatic invasive species (AIS) prevention program since last year that focuses on raising public awareness to protect the province’s waterways from the spread of harmful AIS. Zebra and quagga mussels are the two main AIS that concern the provincial government. These species are virtually impossible to eradicate; can spread rapidly with one female producing up to one million eggs per year; can disrupt natural food chains, create toxic algae blooms that kill fish and birds; decrease property values; and reduce recreational enjoyment of natural areas. They can also cause billions of dollars in damage to water-operated infrastructure and can clog water supplies to

SaskPower plants, hindering power supply and generation. Zebra mussels are one to three centimetres long and can vary with brown-black to yellow-white bands in a zigzag pattern. They are also shaped like a triangle or in a D-shape. Quagga mussels are about four centimetres long and possesses coloured bands that vary from black to brown to cream with few to no zigzag patterns. They possess a curved, rounded shell. Any freshwater mussel that is attached to your equipment is an invasive mussel and should be reported to the TIP line — 1-800-667-7561;; SaskTel cell: #5555 — immediately. Invasive aquatic plants, such

as the Eurasian water milfoil, can crowd out native plants, damaging ecosystems and hindering recreational activities. Washing your boat with hot water and following the Clean, Drain and Dry protocol will greatly reduce the threat of spreading these species. With the help of the province’s aquatic invasive species task force, monitoring occurs in several ways, such as: • The Ministry of Environment, SaskPower and the Upper Souris Watershed Association sampling for invasive mussel veliger • The University of Saskatchewan using environmental DNA as a surveillance tool for invasive zebra mussels, with 73 waterbodies sampled last year by the U of S, the University of Regina, the Water Security Agency and the Ministry of Environment • The Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport, SaskWater, Saskatchewan watershed association groups, and the public using the Saskatchewan Adult Invasive Mussel Monitoring Program (AIMM), a partnership project with non-governmental organizations and other agencies to detect unwanted aquatic mussels. Anyone interested in participating in AIMM can download an app to help with detection For more information about participating in AIMM, contact the Ministry of Environment at 1-800-567-4224. More information about fishing and aquatic invasive species can be found in the Saskatchewan Anglers’ Guide and at

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The provincial government wants you to clean, drain and dry your watercraft before moving it to protect Saskatchewan’s waterways from harmful aquatic invasive species that are impossible to eradicate. Zebra mussels are native to the Caspian and Black sea regions in Eastern Europe and Asia, while quagga mussels are from Ukraine. Zebra mussels were likely introduced to North America around 1986 when an ocean-going ship discharged its

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did not find any invasive mussels. Government officials also checked more than 2,900 watercraft for signs of aquatic invasive species (AIS), identifying more than 830 as high risk and requiring detailed inspection. Fifty suspected watercraft underwent decontamination, while five were found to be carrying AIS. Those watercraft were decontaminated and quarantined by the ministry before they could be used in any waterbodies in the province. “Watercraft are one of the main vectors for transporting aquatic invasive species. Basically, they just hitchhike (on surfaces),” explained Geri Geiger, aquatic invasive species co-ordinator for Saskatchewan. These species can attach themselves to almost any type of surface, such as life jackets, water tubes, hulls, fishing gear, trailers, ropes, or anything that holds water. They can also travel in the water itself. Geiger pointed out these species usually move or float in the water as larvae, so it’s difficult to see them. Outdoor enthusiasts could unknowingly transport these larvae if they are moving water. For example, if you have a wakeboard boat that has ballast tanks and you are drawing water into those containers, you could potentially suck up larvae as well, she continued. “Anything that can stay wet or moist has the potential to carry these species … ,” Geiger added. “Any water that’s splashing in over the side, or you have some leaks in your boat, there could be larvae in the bilge portion of your boat.” Protecting waterbodies Before returning home from out of province, coming to visit, or moving between waters within the province, water enthusiasts are encouraged to: Clean • Clean and inspect watercraft, trailer, equipment and all related gear • Remove all visible plants, animals and mud before leaving the boat launch area • Inspect drain holes, transducers, motors, propellers, including the trailer and vehicle • Wash, scrub or rinse using hot tap water away from storm drains, ditches and waterways Drain • On land before leaving the boat launch area, drain all on-board water from the motor, livewells, bilge, or ballast tanks

Zebra mussels and other aquatic invasive species are impossible to eradicate and can destroy aquatic habitats, fisheries, recreational resources and water-based infrastructure — clogging pipes and turbines — that could cost the province billions of dollars to fix. They can also reduce the value of cabin property. Photo contributed • Flush with hot tap water away from storm drains, ditches and highways • Leave plugs out during transport and storage Dry • Dry your watercraft, equipment and all related gear between trips, while leaving compartments open to dry These invasive species are nearly impossible to eradicate, Geiger said. These species can threaten aquatic habitats, fisheries, recreational resources and water-based infrastructure — clogging pipes and turbines — that could cost the province billions of dollars to fix. They can also reduce the value of cabin property. “They can have a lot of negative impact,” she added. Recent amendments to provincial regulations make it mandatory for people transporting watercraft in Saskatchewan to remove the boat plug, stop at watercraft inspection stations and submit to an inspection, Geiger said. Failing to do this could result in a fine of $500. It is also illegal to transport prohibited aquatic invasive species into the province. “The big part of this program is education and prevention,” she added. “That’s really the most important thing we can do.”

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Maybe AC is good for the GPA? by Dr. Steven Heidinger, Moose Jaw Chiropractor It’s been said that you don’t appreciate what you have until you lose it. I know this is going to seem pretty superficial and far from profound when I’m telling you what we recently lost…air conditioning. Due to an HVAC predicament, we recently suffered through an overheated home in the past week. I use the word “suffered” rather loosely because, aside from some sweaty days and nights, it really wasn’t that horrible. I grew up in southern Ontario in a home with no air conditioning. I remember well the hot and humid

nights when you prayed for just the slightest of breezes to come through the window for just a moment of relief. This is one of my “growing up in hard times” stories. As such, I love having air conditioning…in my car, at work, and mostly, in my home. In the 7 days without air conditioning, our dogs were constantly panting, my energy was zapped, my motivation for household chores was minimal, and we were all a little bit irritable. Being a bit of a curious scientist, I asked Google Scholar whether there were any health ramifications of living without air conditioning. Of course, it is well known, the effects of long-term exposure to heat putting us at risk for heat stress, heat exhaustion or heat stroke. What I found interesting were the studies relating the lack of air conditioning with poorer cognitive function. A 2018 Harvard University study showed that in a non-air-conditioned school, for every 1 degree (Fahrenheit) increase in “school year temperature”, there

was a 1 percent reduction in amount learned during that year. Another 2018 Harvard study showed how a 12-day summer heat wave affected students’ academic scores for those living without air conditioning compared to the students who were blessed with cooler, air-conditioned rooms. Memory tests, reaction time for colour tests, and addition/subtraction test scores all were negatively affected by the heat exposure. The dorm rooms without air cooling averaged 26-degrees Celsius over the course of the heat wave (compared to the 20.5-degree Celsius air-conditioned rooms). I am writing this article still without air conditioning. My thermostat reads 29 degrees, and this is taking me nearly twice as long to complete my essay. Maybe there is something to this research. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.

From The Kitchen

S a l a ds a s m a i n c o u rs e o r s ide d i s h e s By Joyce Walter For Moose Jaw Express

Warm summer weather cries out for chilled salads, some made with gelatine or Jello powders and others using potatoes or pasta as the main ingredient. This week’s recipes come from the book, Quick and Easy Dishes, given to me by the late Doreen Burnside, a friend of my late parents. ••• Party Salad 1-3 oz. pkg. lemon Jello 1 cup boiling water 1 small can crushed pineapple 1/2 cup cottage cheese 1 cup whipped cream 1/4 cup chopped maraschino cherries 1/4 cup chopped blanched almonds Dissolve Jello in boiling water. Drain pineapple to measure 1/2 cup syrup. Add syrup to Jello and chill until fairly thick. Fold in pineapple, cottage cheese, whipped cream, cherries and almonds. Pour into individual dishes or a 9x5x3 inch loaf pan. Chill until firm. From the loaf pan, unmold onto lettuce leaves and serve.

If using individual dishes, serve from them directly. Serve with a lettuce salad and cold meats. ••• Tomato Chicken Salad 2 envelopes unflavoured gelatin 1-10 oz. can consommé 1-12 oz. can tomato or clamato juice 1/2 tsp. salt, optional 2 tbsps. lemon juice 1/4 tsp. Tabasco sauce 3 cups cooked chicken, diced 1 cup chopped celery 1/2 cup chopped cucumber 1/4 cup stuffed olives, chopped, optional Sprinkle gelatin on 1 cup consommé to soften. Place over low heat and stir until gelatine is dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in remaining consommé, tomato juice, salt, lemon juice and Tabasco. Chill to consistency of unbeaten egg whites. Fold in chicken, celery, cucumber and olives. Pour into a 6 cup dish and chill until firm. Makes 8-10 servings. Refrigerate leftover salad.





••• Spicy Potato Salad 4 bacon slices 2 tbsps. flour 1 pkg. Italian salad dressing mix 1 cup water 1/3 cup vinegar 2 tsps. seasoning salt 5 cups boiled or baked potatoes, diced 2 small onions, sliced In large skillet, fry bacon until crisp. Drain well then crumble. Retain 1 tbsp. bacon fat. Combine flour and dressing mix in small bowl. Gradually add water, stirring until smooth. Stir in vinegar and seasoning salt. Add to fat in skillet. Cook over low heat. Add potatoes, onions and crumbled bacon. Toss slightly. Place in serving bowl and cover. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Makes five servings. Joyce Walter can be reached at







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The Saskatchewan Festival of Words has again taken to the streets of Moose Jaw. From the authors’ readings, workshops and events that started on Thursday, July 18th through to Sunday, July 20th’s finale of the Moose Jaw Express. com/Moose Jaw sponsored breakfast & panels, authors of many different genres shared their literary

genius and the audience lapped up every bit of it. The festival is in authors in the country to rub shoulders with their readership here throughout the nation.

Careless Love the latest run for Peter Robinson’s Inspector Banks series

Author takes part in Great Big Book Club forum to discuss novel during first day of the Festival of Words Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

When Peter Robinson first started the Inspector Banks series of police and crime procedurals way back in 1987, he admittedly had little idea of what he was in for when it came to the new character. Now with 26 books in the series, a television series and more still to come, the multiple award-winning author from North Yorkshire, Britain was one of the featured writers during the first day of the Festival of Words on Thursday at the Moose Jaw Public Library. Around 20 people took part in the Great Big Book Club featuring the recently released Inspector Banks novel Careless Lover, part of a planned trilogy of novels in the series. “It was very good; it was a book club group and they’d all read the book, which made my life a little easier,” Rob- Peter Robinson, author of the Inspector Banks series, inson said with a laugh after the event, which was mod- including the most recent novel Careless Love, signs erated by Lori Deets. “They all had good questions and copies of his books for Festival of Words participants. the questions led to interesting conversations, so the time all the characters and saying what the scene was, went by very quickly. They wanted me to read a little bit since they’d all read it. So that was nice and added to the from the book, but I was able to do it without introducing

conversation.” The popularity of the series has been a key to its longevity, with his books having regularly hit best-sellers lists and claimed awards for crime and mystery writing. Even though he’s very much aware of how well-read his novels are, taking part in something like the Festival of Words and meeting fans is always a thrill. “It is very interesting,” he said. “Being a writer is a very isolating task, basically you’re by yourself with the page or the computer and you’re making up and living in an imaginary world. But when you come and find other people have entered into the world and it means something to them, it’s a very nice feeling. There is some validation and the pleasure you get from knowing that something you’ve done is out there and gets to people and has an effect on them.” Robinson’s next novel in the Banks series, Many Rivers to Cross, comes out this month in the U.K. and this fall in Canada.

Ted Barris breaks down the pillars of personal marketing Larissa Kurz Ted Barris, award-winning non-fiction writer and journalist, addressed a room full of diverse writers at this year’s Festival of Words about the topic of self-marketing and answered a number of questions about navigating the many ways to promote one’s self as an author. Panel attendees represented an incredible range of writing styles: memoirs, travel writing, technical manual writing, horror and suspense fiction, military history, fantasy young adult fiction, and so on. Barris’ first piece advice to the group — and to all writers of all types — is to value yourself as a serious writer and maintain that when addressing other people about what you do. “You are serious writers. You have a voice, you have something to say,” emphasized Barris.

The next piece of advice: don’t be afraid to reach out, pitch your story, and brand yourself as a type of expert in your niche. He wants authors to go out and promote themselves, because, as he puts it, “no one knows more about your work than you do.” Barris encouraged writers to reach out and make connections in their field, talk to other writers and pitch your ideas to publishers. Sometimes, he noted, pulling something from a long-form piece and shaping into a shorter piece to have it published is a useful steppingstone to generating interest. Creating a portfolio of smaller published work can hook a publisher’s interest for larger projects, like novels or collections. “[This is] the problem with self-publishing,” said Barris. “Anyone can self-publish, but if you go with a publishing company

no matter how large or small, you can say, ‘somebody else besides my mom recognized my ability to write, and they believed in it enough to share it with their readership.’’ Choosing your market wisely, considering where your audience is and how to reach them can be the best place to start looking for publishing mediums. Barris made clear that there’s no need to be anxious over whether what you’ve written is new and groundbreaking; it just has to be interesting. Confidence, it seems, is the key to putting one’s self into the market. He recommends getting work out there, starting small with publishers in your niche, and taking yourself seriously.

Ted Barris, non-fiction writer and journalist, listens to concerns from writers regarding how to pitch their work to publishers.

Readception offers a taste of Festival of Words Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

Through the 23 years the Saskatchewan Festival of Words has been offering a chance to see and hear about all things reading and writing, Readception has been a popular first stop. The event traditionally takes place on the Thursday night at the start of the event and gives festival goers a chance to check out six artists presenting short excerpts of their work, as a preview of the sessions to come through the remainder of the weekend. “It’s kind of taste of everything at the festival,” explained operations coordinator Amanda Farnell. “We try to get authors who people don’t know too much about and we give them three-minute mini-readings, so you can choose what sessions you want to go to. It’s kind of our welcome event.” Taking part this year were Dr. David Williams (Defying Limits), Tenille Campbell (#IndianLovePoems), Danny Ramadan (The Clothesline Swing), Kristine Scarrow (The Gamer’s Guide to Getting the Girl), Jillian Tamaki (They Say Blue) and Billy-Ray Belcourt (This Wound is a World).

“We bring in authors from all different genres,” Farnell said. “We have a comic book author, an astronaut, poets, anyone who’s interesting and people might like to see.” Readception also acts as a chance for Festival patrons to simply kick-off the weekend in a fun fashion, especially those who are regular participants. Around 200 people filled the Mosaic Place Conference Centre room this time around. “People love it because our Festival is kind of a destination for people, almost a reunion for some, and this is the first event where people get to chat and mingle and get a taste of the festival before the craziness of tomorrow starts,” Farnell said with a laugh. Sessions kicked-off at 9 a.m. on Friday at the Public Library Complex and ran all day at the library, Cultural Centre and Cosmo Centre before wrapping with the annual Trivia Night at Bobby’s Place and Poetry Slam at the Cultural Centre. Presentations and sessions continued all day Saturday before the Festival concluded Sunday with the annual breakfast and a pair of interesting panels.

A sampling of books written by the authors who took part in Readception.

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Kids Ink takes on comic construction with graphic novelist Larissa Kurz

Zine-making was the goal in Jillian Tamaki’s Kids Ink workshop, which felt more like a casual, art-filled hangout than a teaching session thanks to Tamaki’s cool charm and helpful enthusiasm. Tamaki lent her skills to a group of eager comic artists in the upper level of the Moose Jaw Public Library, coaxing them through some exercises to stoke the imagination. She began the construction of their zines — mini magazines or comics, usually produced in small quantities — by having each kid in the group do some self-portraits with a twist. One was themselves as a superhero, another as a fruit, as an animal, and finally as an alien, which became the main characters for their zine, which everyone took home with them. There was no limit to what could be put on the paper, and Tamaki shared the enthusiasm, offering suggestions like, “what if you were a dog?” and “what kind of alien would you be?” Tamaki encouraged everyone to draw in the style they’re comfortable with, whether that features stick men or big detailed por-

The group of young artists posed with Jillian Tamaki after their morning session, taking a break from gushing over their zines. traits. What’s important is using style and body language to help tell the story. The smallest lines can convey tons of emotion, said Tamaki. Then, she said, tell a story — something ridiculous, something funny, something seri-

ous, whatever joke you have in you. Tamaki admitted that making a graphic novel can take a really long time — sometimes years — because the drawing and the writing can be complicated. But she encourages aspiring artists to start small if

that task seems scary. “I would say break it down from graphic novel to comic. It could be a four-panel strip, or like a little zine,” said Tamaki. “Just remember that comics can be really small and they can be single jokes.” It’s a great time to be making comics, said Tamaki, referencing the popularity of the Internet, and it’s a genre that is broad and encompassing of every kind of individual. “It really depends on what your personal interest is,” said Tamaki. “That’s the beautiful thing, it’s such a blank-slate, open medium. A comic doesn’t have to look one way, even though there may be popular styles or formats, it can really be anything as long as it connects with the reader.” Tamaki’s final advice to those worried about their idea being too unusual: “It’s better to be weird than bored.” It’s safe to say that Tamaki’s influence may have just created some up-and-coming illustrators during her workshop here at the Festival of Words, opening the festival up to a new genre that is becoming more and more popular each day.

Try being 14 again — but this time for literature Larissa Kurz

Getting in touch with your inner teen is the key to writing adolescent protagonists, and Governor General award-winning author Susin Neilsen is a definitive expert on the subject. With six novels in the young adult genre and the moniker “the Canadian John Green,” Neilsen has the knowledge about writing young adult protagonists that works, and she shared some of it during her workshop at the Festival of Words. She began with a helpful rule that all writers should consider: first, build a character and then write a story about them. The character is the part of the story that the audience falls in love with, whether it’s literature, television, or film, making it an important chess piece in writing. For many authors, writing a teenage character can be a struggle — especially if you’re not a teenager yourself. For Neilsen, the trick is to reach into personal memories and try to remember what it felt like to be that age. “It’s about tapping into emotional memories, emotional truths from that age,” said Nielsen in her workshop. For many, adolescence can be a painful time to remember,

Susin Neilsen, Governer General award-winning author, describes how she constructs young adult characters and makes them so viscerally real. but Nielsen recommends harnessing that emotion and using it to build a rounded character. From there, pack on details: what’s their family like, where do they live, what’s their favourite thing to do?

Imagining how your character would react to certain situations or prompts is also a useful tool to explore their depth, said Nielsen. She also noted not to worry if your character becomes someone you don’t recognize part of building a strong character is letting them grow into themselves. Neilsen also noted a few pitfalls that young adult fiction writers often fall into, like moralizing the story, or talking down to the readers — and advised to avoid them. Write a story that’s your own, said Neilsen. “Write a story you find entertaining, don’t write a story you feel should be written or has a really important message,” said Neilsen. “First and foremost, a good story is a good story.” “Largely, aside from having a young protagonist who’s going to have different desires, wants, worldviews, knowledge, it’s always about telling a good story,” she added. Neilsen finds that the age range that includes young protagonists like hers is such a fascinating age to explore because of its plethora of first experiences and urges authors to get in touch with their inner teen during the writing process — wrangle that embarrassment into a well-crafted backstory.

Week of writing instruction wraps with Teen Read Out Sage Hill Writing Experience program offers youngsters a chance to learn from published authors Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

In the Teen Read Out during the Saskatchewan Festival of Words on Friday, not your average young writers wrote stories covering everything from the sadness of heartbreak to a camping trip gone hilariously wrong and yes, even a bit of horror fiction for good measure. Each of the writers – aged 14 to 18 – had just competed the week-long Sage Hill Writing Experience program under the instruction of author Kristine Scarrow, whose most recent book The Gamer’s Guide to Getting the Girl is one of the featured novels during the Festival. “It was excellent,” Scarrow said, when

asked for her opinion of the writing she’d seen through the week and during the Read-Out in the Art Museum theatre. “This was my first time as the instructor and I felt it was an absolute privilege to be with these kids for the week. The level of talent blew me away and their ability to create in ways that adults get limited by. I felt like it opened up my own creativity as well, so they taught me as much as I’ve taught them… It’s been an absolute blast and I’d love to come back again; it was just terrific.” Program participants had to apply for the program months ago, submitting a writing

sample and hoping to be selected for the camp. For the Moose Jaw stop – Sage Hill also runs writing experiences in Saskatoon, Prince Albert and Swift Current – a total of 11 writers were chosen, taking part in instructional sessions from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day leading up to the Festival of Words. The Read-Out offered the young writers a chance to present their material in public, some for the first time. “It’s a great experience, they have an opportunity to showcase their work and hopefully it’s something that helps them develop a life-long love for writing,” Scarrow said.

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Hillcrest Golf Club back to normal after oil spill

Release of close to 1,000 litres of oil into water system shut down part of course much of last week Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

What was initially considered a potential disaster that would impact not only the Hillcrest Golf Club but the environment in the area for months has turned out amazingly well in the end. The golf course was officially open for play tee-to-green this past weekend after a massive oil spill on the night of July 16 fouled waterways throughout the valley portion of the 18-hole layout. A massive clean-up effort followed throughout the week, with the City of Moose Jaw municipal operations de- Work crews clean a stream in the valley next to the seventh and 10th holes. partment and the Ministry of the EnviThey did an excellent job of getting it ronment joining forces with Hillcrest was done in a few days.” personnel and contracted work crews to In order to re-open the six holes that were cleaned out,” Cameron said. repair the damage as quickly as possible. initially closed, the water system needed The source of the leak was found to come “The first initial time frame was to ensure to return to drinkable quality. That in- from a 1,000 litre tank of unused 15W30 that we had it properly cleaned up,” said volved the use of oil-skimming booms, motor oil on the South Country EquipHillcrest general manager Jasmine Cam- heavy vacuum trucks and earth-moving ment property, with a leak finding its way eron. “Environmental services came in equipment and various other measures to into the storm drain system and conseand were great to work with, and it was bring things back as close to normal as quently the Hillcrest course. South Country was quick to assume all a little scary at the beginning when we possible. didn’t know just how big of a clean-up it “So we restored all the ponds, the sewer responsibility for the accident, including would be. But we got lucky in the end, it and drainage system back to that state. the associated clean-up costs.

“They seem to be willing and ready to work with us, so it’s good that they’re taking the responsibility and taking some of the pressure off of us,” Cameron said. “Weekends are some of our biggest revenue days and even three days in a season, that’s big to us.” Cameron made a point of thanking the club’s members and players for being understanding of the situation from the beginning. “That was three days they weren’t able to use the whole course, but everyone knew what was going on and appreciated the work we were doing to re-open,” Cameron said. “And even (Sunday) we had several calls to potentially cancel thinking that we were still not fully functional, or if they’re out of town they might just choose not to come. “It was just one of those unfortunate situations we had to deal with; now it’s just one day at a time.”

City’s playground programs bursting with energy Larissa Kurz

The City of Moose is once again offering their playground programs at select playgrounds around the city, and halfway through the summer, those programs are certainly flourishing. The Moose Jaw Express stopped out at West End Park for a taste of what goes on during a usual day of the program and was able to spectate a lively game of Everyone’s It — one of the kids’ favorites. Gracie Bzdel is one of the many program coordinators helping facilitate the summer activities, and she enjoys seeing the kids play each day. “[It’s great to see] just how excited the kids get, with doing some of the activities, and how excited they are to be here,” said Bzdel. The program focuses on keeping the kids active throughout the day, playing games outside, doing some crafts, and even creating their own activities. Some weeks, coordinators plan a fun “field trip” for the group, where they go on an adventure someplace new — like the pool, for

example. At West End Park, the upcoming field trip is to Dairy Queen — and Ali Broome, 11, is really excited for it. Broome has been coming to the playground program since last summer, and she says she always has a great time there. Her favorite part is seeing her friends and the days they get to play Capture the Flag, but she also enjoys when the coordinators plan themed weeks. “I missed a bit of the first week, but I really wanted to come here,” said Broome. “This place is really fun.” The number of kids at a playground program varies between 10 and sometimes 30, depending on the day and which park you are at, but there is no official limit on how many kids can register for the program. Parents are encouraged to send their kids with necessities for outdoor play — a hat, sunscreen, bug spray — but everything else that goes on at the program is provided.

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The playground programs run Monday through Thursday, 10am to 4pm, at 7 parks in the city. They are completely free, and parents can bring their kids down to their selected park anytime to register them for the drop-in program. There’s also no commitment — kids can come every day, or for a few weeks, or just once. The program will wrap up on Aug. 15, with their Grand Finale blowout. Every group from all of the playgrounds in the program will gather at Elgin Park for a last day of games, food, and fun together. A full list of participating playgrounds, as well as more details about the program, is available on the City of Moose Jaw’s website under the Parks and Recreation section.


In the Estate of NEIL ALEXANDER KROEKER late of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, deceased. All claims against the above Estate, duly verified by Statutory Declaration, and with particulars and valuation of security held, if any, must be sent to the undersigned before the 31st day of July, 2019.

Ali Broome (L) does a quick game of rock, paper, scissors with a friend to determine who’s out, since they tagged each other at the same time.

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In the Estate of HUGH BOYD late of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, deceased. All claims against the above Estate, duly verified by Statutory Declaration, and with particulars and valuation of security held, if any, must be sent to the undersigned before the 31st day of July, 2019.

In the Estate of JAMES RITCHIE late of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, deceased. All claims against the above Estate, duly verified by Statutory Declaration, and with particulars and valuation of security held, if any, must be sent to the undersigned before the 31st day of July, 2019.

In the Estate of PETER SMITH RITCHIE late of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, deceased. All claims against the above Estate, duly verified by Statutory Declaration, and with particulars and valuation of security held, if any, must be sent to the undersigned before the 7th day of July, 2019.

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Prestige Patching Inc. debuts new, more efficient pothole repair technique Larissa Kurz

A new form of road surface repair is debuting in Canada, courtesy of local company Prestige Patching Inc., and it could change the way road defects are dealt with from here on. Dean Lang, company president, is the first to bring the spray-injection pothole patching equipment to the country, having partnered with the UKbased company Velocity Road Repair Services who produce the equipment. “With this company, this machine, this design, this is the first one in Canada,” said Lang. “We’re very excited to bring Velocity into Canada,” said Tereen Mowrey, from Prestige Patching Inc. “Coming This truck is the first of its kind in Canada.

Prestige Patching Inc. owner Dean Lang begins by coating the surface defect with emulsion.

from the pothole capital of Canada, I think we’re very excited to be able come up with an alternative solution to helping our roads.” The way that crews patch problems in pavement now is highly susceptible to water pushing up through the asphalt patch from underground once temperatures hit freezing. This new method uses a mix of aggregate and emulsion that is injected into the pothole or crack at a high velocity to seal and repair the defect. Because of the nature of the material, it’s a more durable repair than traditional asphalt patches. “Our product is flexible. Asphalt doesn’t flex, it fractures as soon as there’s pressure underneath,” said Lang. “Ours will flex to a certain degree.” Traditional repair methods last around

The next step is to fill the defect in with the custom aggregate mixture, which bonds with the emulsion.


a year before needing attention, but this method has an expected lifetime of 3-5 years and costs about one-third less than traditional repair. The aggregate mix features a variation of rock sizes, which helps fill in the tiny spaces to keep the patch more durable. McAsphalt Industries, based out of Regina, has specially designed the emulsion for this particular operation, and Prestige Patching Inc. is hoping to have several more equipment trucks here by spring next year. This particular method of road patching is used all over the world, from Europe to South America, and Velocity representative Gavin Blogg is looking forward to seeing its introduction to the Canadian climate, which is known for its harshness. “We’ve always thought Canada would be a wonderful market for us, because

you’ve got the winter, and the winter causes the damages to the roads,” said Blogg. “We’re focusing here because it’s where the road networks best, to get it going.” “I think [Prestige Patching] are the perfect people we want to work with,” added Blogg. “They understand mechanical issues, and that’s sometimes an issue when we sell machines abroad, we don’t always get this level of expertise and knowledge [in our clients].” Lang and his crew ran a demo of the new technique on the entrance to the Pla-Mor Palace arena’s parking lot, patching a crack in the pavement and a substantial pothole in approximately 15 minutes. With a crew of three, the process was quick and efficient, and the patched area was ready to be driven on almost immediately after the crew was finished. “It’s an excellent solution for high-traffic areas, certainly for private enterprises that have parking lots, drive-throughs, heavy traffic areas, because it can be driven on so quickly afterward,” said Mowrey. With a turnaround time that is less than half an hour, road crews would no longer have to block off roadways for extended periods of time to properly repair a defect in the road surface. Prestige Patching Inc. is a company open to sub-contracting work, and can be found on their website or by contacting their operations manager Ron Wilder for a free quote.

It required a crew of three and about fifteen minutes for this pothole to become an issue of the past.

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Moose Jaw All-Stars win Little League Prairie championship Local squad to represent Prairies at Little League Canada national tournament beginning Aug. 1 in Ancaster, Ont. Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

The Moose Jaw All-Stars capped their season-long quest for the Little League Saskatchewan Major AAA championship with an 11-1 win over North Regina in the gold medal game at Gamble Diamond last Wednesday night. The victory marked the third-straight mercy-rule win of the playoffs for Moose Jaw and fourth in five games. “We pitched really super awesome, we fielded well, we hit the ball hard, we did all the little things right,” said All-Stars head coach Tony Dreger. “It was pretty much a perfect game.” With everything on the line in the first game of the ‘A-B’ final, the All-Stars threw caution to the wind when it came to pitcher conservation, and that meant it was all Max Simmons, all day. The Moose Jaw starter tossed all five innings, giving up the single run on four hits while striking out eight and needing only 54 pitches in the process. He also helped get things done at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a run scored and two runs batted in. “I was just trying to throw strikes when I was pitching and when I was hitting I was trying to get my bat on the ball and hit the gaps,” said Simmons, the son of local curling stand-outs Pat and Cindy Simmons. “I’m glad we won… it feels good to win and to win the whole thing, but to mercy them twice and especially in the finals was good.”

Action from the gold medal game of the Little League Saskatchewan Major AAA provincial championships between the Moose Jaw All-Stars and North Regina.

Team captain Javin Boynton knocked home Noah Thul with the mercy-rule invoking run in the bottom of the fifth after Thul had earlier scored Simmons with a double. “The win felt really good,” Boynton said shortly after accepting the championship trophy. “We went up and down a couple times (during the week) but it was still pretty good. We knew we could do it so we just pulled it off.” Boynton finished the game 2-for-2 with a pair of walks, three runs scored and the aforementioned RBI. Thul and Cooper Gregor also crossed the plate twice each, with Gregor knocking in a pair of runs.

The All-Stars opened the tournament with a 13-3 win over Regina Kiwanis before suffering one of the few in-province setbacks they’ve seen all season in an 11-6 loss to North Regina. They rebounded in style with a 20-0 win over Kiwanis in the first game of the playoffs, followed with a 20-10 win over North Regina in the ‘A’ final and, after North defeated Kiwanis in the ‘B’ final, closed things out. “That loss probably helped us re-focus and re-adjust, it showed us that we’re not invincible,” Dreger said. “So that got us refocused, working hard again and it paid off. We mercied all the other games

so we’re super happy with the boys.” Having so many double-digit victories is just a product of how the team plays the game, Dreger added. “When they come in between the lines they want to have fun, but work hard and play good baseball,” he said. “We’ve been doing that the whole year, now we’re looking forward to Canadians and seeing what we can do down there.” The Canadian Little League Championship runs Aug. 1-10 in Ancaster, Ont. (see sidebar), with the winner advancing to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Penn. Aug. 15-25.

All-Stars open nationals against Quebec Canadian Little League Championship schedule released Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

The Moose Jaw Little League All-Stars can finally book their flights. Even with their winning the Little League Prairie championship in such commanding fashion, the All-Stars were loathe to look ahead even the slightest bit, meaning they have a bit of preparation to do before they leave for Ancaster, Ont. for the Canadian Little League championship on July 30. That includes figuring out how they’re going to prepare for the week-and-a-half long tournament that begins on Aug. 1, the one thing they had been thinking about be-

fore Wednesday’s championship victory. “We decided as a staff a little while ago that we were just going to practice at home,” head coach Tony Dreger explained. “We have a couple of exhibition games that we’d like to line-up, but we have some banged-up guys and we need to heal-up a little bit. “We’ve been going every day for a month and sometimes twice a day, so we’re going to take three days off, come back Sunday and get back on the field practicing, since we’re two weeks out from nationals here.” The All-Stars already know their schedule (all times ET):

Aug. 1 – Quebec, 10 a.m. Aug. 2 – Ancaster, 5 p.m. Aug. 3 – Atlantic, 2 p.m. Aug. 4 – Rest day Aug. 5 – Alberta, 11 a.m. Aug. 6 – British Columbia, 9 a.m. Aug. 7 – Ontario, 12 p.m. Aug. 8 – Rain date, tiebreakers Aug. 9 – Semifinals, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Aug. 10 – Championship final, 11 a.m. All games will be streamed live on and will have daily coverage.

Prairie Dogs win provincial championship Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

The Moose Jaw Prairie Dogs might not have had a perfect regular season record but they couldn’t have timed their winning any better. Mac Sowden tossed 5 2/3rd innings of outstanding baseball and the local squad held off a final inning charge by the Saskatoon Blue Jay Mud Dawgs to take a 5-4 win in the 11-and-under AA Tier 2 provincial championship final on Sunday afternoon at Lyle Helland Ball Diamond. “It’s funny, our team got off to slow starts throughout the tournament, but once our team got rolling the kids got locked in and got the job done,” said Prairie Dogs head coach Craig Flanagan. “I have to give a lot of credit to Mac, he’s our one 10-year-old and he’s a big leader on our team, I couldn’t ask any more from him.” Sowden kept the Dawgs off balance all game before Saskatoon managed a couple of hits in the final inning to bring the tying run to the plate. Dillon Flanagan

took over for the final batter, getting the strike-out and touching off a raucous celebration for the team and their parents and fans. “A 5-4 game in a provincial final, you can’t ask for anything more in a game like that,” Flanagan said. “We were the youngest team in this tournament, we’re almost all first-year Mosquito-age kids, and I can’t put into words how proud I am of these kids.” Moose Jaw advanced to the final with an 8-3 win over the Regina Pacers in the semifinals earlier Sunday. The victory brought the Prairie Dogs season to an end, capping a campaign that couldn’t have closed on a higher note. “This is kind of our World Series, this is what we were building for all year and our kids just came closer together as a team,” Flanagan said. “They played so well this weekend and we couldn’t be prouder.”

The 2019 Baseball Saskatchewan 11U AA Tier 2 provincial champion Moose Jaw Prairie Dogs

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Miller Express suffer third-straight loss

Moose Jaw falls 8-5 and 15-5 to Medicine Hat, drop 13-4 decision to Swift Current Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

The Moose Jaw Miller Express have suddenly found themselves battling hard times. The local squad dropped all three games in Western Canadian Major Baseball League action this past weekend, falling 8-5 and 15-5 to the Medicine Hat Mavericks on the road July 26 and 27 before returning home and dropping a 13-4 decision to the Swift Current 57’s on July 28. The Express now find themselves virtually locked in fourth place in the Eastern Division standings with a 20-21 record, nine games back of first place Regina, seven back of second place Swift Current and Weyburn and 6 ½ games ahead of Melville for the final playoff spot. Medicine Hat 8, Express 5 The Express weren’t able to make the most of a fast start, as Medicine Hat overcame a 2-0 deficit with five runs in the

Miller Express catcher Markus Melendez – sporting the throwback Moose Jaw Astros jersey – keeps an eye on a Swift Current pitch.

Tucker Zdunich slides safely into second for the Miller Express after hitting a double. third to take control of the contest. Markus Melendez led the Express offence with a 2-for-4 night at the plate that included a run scored. Chris Warken knocked in a pair of runs while Ty Lightley was 2-for-5 with a run and Eric Marriott crossed the plate twice. Michael Ross got the start on the mound, giving up six runs on 10 hits in six innings of work, while Nico Portillo gave up two runs on three hits in 2/3rds of an inning and Nathan Slobodian closed out the contest with a scoreless inning of relief. Medicine Hat 15, Express 5 The Express had little go right defensively in the re-match, as five pitchers surrendered 15 runs on 17 hits, 11 walks and a pair of errors in the field.

Things were close in the early going as Medicine Hat built a 2-0 lead through three innings before the Express rallied for three of their own in the fourth and built a 4-2 lead through five. The Mavericks would get all that back in their half of the fifth and then tacked on 11 runs the rest of the way, including six in the eighth. Zach Campbell went 1-for-3 with a home run and three RBI; Warken, Zdunich and Michael Borst each had two hits. Jeff Nicolosi got the start for Moose Jaw and gave up three earned runs on eight hits in 4 2/3rd innings work. Swift Current 13, Express 4 The Miller Express broke out their retro 1980’s Moose Jaw Astros jerseys back home at Ross Wells Park, but they did lit-

tle to change their luck. The 57’s scored four runs in the first, built a 6-2 lead through two and never looked back in taking the commanding win. Ethan Soroka tossed five innings, giving up six earned runs on nine hits in his second start of the season. While the Express were able to keep the walk total down – only four this time – Swift Current still managed 17 hits total, including six doubles, and used two errors to their advantage. Warken continued to swing a hot bat, going 3-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI. The Miller Express are back in action Tuesday when they host the Weyburn Beavers. Game time is 7 p.m.

Express pitcher Nick Falco delivers during seventh-inning action.

Moose Jaw Duplicate Bridge Club Results ROOKIE/MASTER PAIRS MONDAY EVE SESSION JULY 8, 2019 A B 1 Len Davidson - Jeff Walpole 2 Rae Trites - Adele Owatz 1 Gail Fitzpatrick - Murray Adkins WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON PAIRS WEDNESDAY AFT SESSION JULY 10, 2019 1 Gail Fitzpatrick - Anita Duncan 2 Rae Trites - Nancy Findlay THURS. STRAT PAIRS THURSDAY EVE SESSION JULY 11, 2019 1 Jeff Bryant - Don MacDonald 2 Gail Fitzpatrick, Marquis SK; Anita Duncan

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World records just part of the game for Moose Jaw’s Rhaea Stinn Powerlifting standout coming off of bench press-only world title, preparing for world championships in November Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

Moose Jaw’s Rhaea Stinn has become pretty used to this whole ‘world record’ thing. As she should be – cracking the world mark six times in the bench press in her career as an internationally renowned powerlifter, it could almost become expected. But the reigning world bench press-only champion in the 72-kilogram women’s division is not taking things for granted, not by a long shot. “It’s still exciting,” Stinn said with a laugh, acknowledging the sense of ‘passé’ that might come with repeated success. “But the last couple of years, setting a world record has become a reality, especially in the bench. It’s still exciting every time you do it, every time you never know what’s going to happen. Things can change, training can change, new people can come into the sport, so it’s not something I like to take for granted. There’s always more weight to put on the bar, so it’s new goals.” Stinn broke into the sport as Rhaea Fowler back in the early 2000s, before later marrying long-time coach Ryan Stinn, himself a high-level powerlifter. Her success had only continued since – Stinn now has 65 provincial, national and world titles to her credit since 2003. Her most recent success came during the May 18-25 weekend when she competed in the world bench-only championships in Tokyo. There, she covered 191 kilograms on her final lift to just edge Tetyana Melnyk from the Ukraine by a half kilogram. And as you might imagine drama was palpable – Melnyk’s final lift set a new world record of 190.5 kg, breaking Stinn’s mark of 186.0 set at the previous worlds and edging ahead of Stinn’s leading mark of 190 kg.

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make sure I didn’t do any touchy little faults that could take the lift away from me.” A few seconds later, new world record and new world champion.

“There’s always more weight to put on the bar, so it’s new goals.” -Rhaea Stinn

Moose Jaw’s Rhaea Stinn continues to set world records on the international powerlifting scene – including the world bench press championship in May. Instagram photo

“It was a pretty big jump in the third attempt for her, but she got it, so I just had to go 191 to shift the record again and take the win as well,” she said. “It definitely puts the pressure on you for your third attempt. Ryan came and talked to me between my second and third and said ‘okay, do you want to know the situation’ and I basically said to him ‘here’s my guess at what the situation is’. She’d already secured silver with her second attempt, so there’s no reason she wouldn’t jump for it and try and take it. So I figured it was sort of an outside shot that she would get it, but she did and made it look pretty easy, so for my third, the pressure was on me just to go out there and do what I had to do.” Stinn knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that she could get the job done. Not a confidence thing, either. A simple fact. “I knew the weight wouldn’t be an issue, just with how the second one moved,” she said. “I just needed to


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“My second attempt at 190 felt super good and felt really strong, so if she’d have missed with her third attempt we would have gone for something a little bit more,” Stinn said. “But when she made her second, there was no point in putting anything more on the bar than you need to do. It was just that one-kilo jump… I’m really happy with it, it’s something I hadn’t won before and to get the world record at the same time was pretty exciting.” Now, it’s on to bigger things, like the 2019 powerlifting championships taking place Nov. 2-7 in Dubai. Even with her success as a bench-only competitor, Stinn has no plans to make it her sole focus, with the next goal being to win the world three-lift title outright. She finished second at worlds in 2018, finishing behind the U.S.’s Kelsey McCarthy by only two kilograms, with both lifters setting world records in the process: Stinn the aforementioned 186 kg lift in bench, McCarthy 265.5 kg in squat. In fact, Stinn’s total of 658.5 would have been a world record in total as well, if not for McCarthy’s victory. “Bench-only is kind of fun because there’s less pressure, there’s less stress of having to do all three lifts and putting it all together,” Stinn said. “You can just go out there and see what’s available that day, and since my bench has come along in the last couple of years especially, the bench-only meets have been good because I can focus my training on that a little bit more. But I’ll still be doing three lift, for sure.” Extra lifts… Regina will be the hub of the powerlifting world during the World Sub-Junior and Junior Powerlifting Championships Aug. 26-31, with 200 lifters from all over the world taking part in the event… Moose Jaw’s Kaylee Maruska, coming off a fifth-place finish in the World Classic championships in June, will be competing in the 72-kilogram division.


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On the Front Porch

Country Thunder: 46 arrests, 27 charges laid by RCMP Larissa Kurz

by Wanda Smith

Lessons from the Chicken Coop As you know, my sister and I grew up on a mixed farm complete with an eclectic collection of weird and interesting animals. Included in the variety of animals were a myriad of fowl such as guinea hens, English trumpeter pigeons and bantam hens. For some reason, I had a fear of the chickens and stayed as far from the chicken coop as possible, although I did have the responsibility to clean the eggs Dad had collected. I did not like anything about chickens. Did you know one main thing Hubby and I agreed upon when we got married was that we didn’t want to raise chickens? Fast forward 35 years and I find my life full circle. Not only do I clean eggs, I also collect them and feed/water the chickens that lay the eggs! Here I am after twenty five years of marriage with a chicken coop and baking with freshly laid eggs. You have every reason to chuckle. I am confident that to this day that I would still be afraid of chickens if it hadn’t been for Big Sweet Pea’s insatiable desire to raise chickens. Around the age of 12, Hubby and I agreed she could have them if she did every part of raising them, caring for them and dealing with the eggs. Since she has left the nest, the chickens are still intact and I am now finding myself actually enjoying them. Go figure. Of course, we took care of them for her when she was away for school over the past winter because she had plans on returning to find work but has since decided to head back to school in the fall so this brings me to my present dilemma... do we or don’t we keep the chickens? As I mentioned, I admit I am actually enjoying having these interesting creatures around now. Yesterday, I was pondering why the change of heart... I believe what has happened is that we have developed a “relationship.” Before, I was just glad for fresh eggs in the fridge when Big Sweet Pea was in charge. I had no vested interest in them and was far removed from them. Now, things are different. Early in the morning they greet me with happy clucks and look around anticipating some table scraps. They put themselves to bed at night and wait for me to shut their door. When I come to put them to bed, there are three white hens that peek out of the top nesting boxes instead of roosting. They remind me of the Muppets looking out over the balcony; what a hoot. I giggle at them every night I close up their coop. There have been times the door has swung shut in a big wind, so they come to the gate to let me know they need some help. I put up with the chicken manure on my shoes to tip toe in to find beautiful oblong eggs laid in their choice of nesting box. I am their friend and provider. In return, they provide therapy and eggs. I have to think that good relationships are built on some of the same principles. When we are willing to get into someone else’s life, with their funny ways and the mess that shows up from time to time, we develop a relationship that goes far deeper than just being in it for ourselves. Just food for thought from the chicken coop this week... “There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” Proverbs 18:24 The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.

The iconic Country Thunder Music Festival at Craven has come and gone and the Saskatchewan RCMP released their calls to service for the weekend. RCMP answered 106 calls throughout the four-day festival, the majority of which involved alcohol. A total of 46 people were detained in RCMP custody, resulting in 27 charges laid — 21 charges against adults, and 6 against youth. Six people wanted on outstanding warrants were located

Construction activity increases during first half of year By Ron Walter - For Moose Jaw Express

Led by new single-family housing, construction in Moose Jaw was up almost 30 per cent in the first six months of this year. Total value of building permits issued by city hall to June 30 was $10.95 million – an increase of $2.5 million. New dwellings at $6.4 million accounted for two-thirds of building activity. Seventeen new dwelling permits have been issued compared with 11 in 2018. Average dwelling value this year of $374,405 is 23 per cent higher than last year. In June, four new homes worth $1.08 million were started compared to none last June. June building permits were worth $2.69 million, compared with $1.37 million last year. Major permits in June were $200,000 for alterations for an ethnic grocery store at 63 High Street East; $100,00 for Canadian Brewhouse alterations; and $150,000 for a real estate office at 39 High Street West. Ron Walter can be reached at

Supporting Children’s Programming at the MJMAG

BBQ at Moose Jaw Co-op Customer Appreciation Day Co-Op Agro hosted the 4-H Beef Club Hot Dog Sale and raised over $300.00 this past weekend.

Pictured is J. Barnett, winner of a door prize. Mark Gilliland, President of ACT/UCT Local 1027 presents a cheque for $800 to Christy Schweiger, educator for the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery. The funds are used to support summer art camps for children. “We have supported this program for many years, as we believe that art programs should be accessible for all children,” said Gilliland.


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

Next Service: July 28, 10:30am

th , 2017 Sunday, May 14Walter Rev. Engel Worship Service 10:30am We will be closed for the month of August for holidays. & Sunday School

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at the festival. Officers also issued a total of 307 traffic-related tickets, and 432 warnings. As for roadside suspensions, RCMP doled out four, and issued 81 vehicle inspection tickets. RCMP were focused on clamping down on public intoxication, operating on a zero-tolerance policy regarding open liquor, underage drinking, and causing disturbances. The majority of arrests over the weekend were alcohol-related.

St. Andrew’s United Church

Pictured is J. Hicks winner of a door prize.


St. Barnabas

Traditional Anglican Parish Now worshipping at

Celebrating Inclusion For All

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

Music Director: Karen Purdy • Choir Director: Jenna Nash Sunday, July 28th, 2019; 10:30 am Worship Service

27 Hochelaga St. W., Moose Jaw

The beautiful home of Central Lutheran Church Holy Communion Book of Common Prayer Sunday 11:30 am (new time) Coffee & fellowship after the service

St. Andrew’s United is closed August, 2019 There will be no worship services the month of August, 2019 & September 1st, 2019

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

E-mail: Facebook: Website:

All Are Welcome!

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J.G.R. “Bob” Shehyn

SMITH, Mary Mary Smith died on September 22, 2018 at the Gemstone Care Centre in Kamloops. Mary was born on September 17, 1922 in Muldare, Alberta. She married Henry William Smith on October 22, 1939 in Marwayne, Alberta. They moved to Moose Jaw and later to Trenton, Ontario while Henry served in the RCAF from 1942- 45. They returned to Moose Jaw where Henry built a house and they started their family of four boys. Mary was quietly proud of her boys and supported them in their endeavours. She enjoyed the company of friends and her sister Helen as they shared the toils and joys of family life. The family moved to Regina in 1964. Mary enjoyed her work in the catalogue section of Sears so an unexplained adjustment in her real age delayed mandatory retirement. After learning to drive at age 75 she got her Saskatchewan driver’s licence. She sold her Ford Tempo and gave up driving when in 2003 she moved to Kamloops to be close to some of the family. Mary enjoyed sewing, knitting, gardening, word searches, jigsaw puzzles and afternoon tea. She had her own sense of humour. She regularly attended church wherever she lived. Her last church family was St. Paul’s Cathedral in Kamloops. Ponderosa Place was her first home in Kamloops. There she found many new friends. The need for more care led to moves to the Renaissance (Chartwell Kamloops), Pine Grove Lodge, and the Gemstone. The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to all the staff who cared for her. We give a special acknowledgement to those who made Mary feel special. Mary was predeceased by her husband Henry of 61 years; her parents William and Lena Klark; brothers Peter, George, John, Gordon, Nick, Pat and Bill; and sister Helen. She is survived by her sons Ron (Sheila) of Kamloops, Dave (Debbie) of Lake Country, Gary (Arlene) of Calgary and Matt (Vicki) of Caldwell, Idaho; twelve grandchildren; and twenty great grandchildren. One of her great grandsons, Colin celebrated his first birthday on her last birthday. A CELEBRATION OF MARY’S LIFE will be held at Regina Funeral Home and Cemetery, 4001 East Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. with interment at 2:30 p.m. a reception with sharing of memories to follow. Donations in Mary’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia, 300-828 West 8th Avenue Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 1E2 or to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 5055 Joyce Street, Vancouver, BC V5R 6B2. Family and friends are invited to sign the online obituary and tributes page at Arrangements entrusted to Regina Funeral Home and Cemetery (306) 789-8850.

J.G.R. “Bob” Shehyn of Moose Jaw, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 8, 2019 at the age of 82. Bob spent 37 years serving in the Canadian Military. He was an avid volunteer with Moose Jaw Search and Rescue and the Amateur Ham Radio Operators. Bob loved photography, star gazing with a telescope, all things trains, his beloved pet family and his family. He will be sadly missed by his family, friends and neighbors whom he helped in many ways; shoveling snow, yardwork or just having a friendly chat. Predeceased by his parents and sister Patricia. Bob will be sadly missed by his wife, Maureen; children Tina and family, Tammy (Mike) and family; stepson Kevin and his family as well as nieces and their families. A graveside service will take place on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 4:00 PM at Rosedale Cemetery. Please meet at the gates prior to 4:00PM. Reverend Dave Moore will officiate. Due to allergies flowers are gratefully declined. For those wishing memorial donations may be made to Moose Jaw Humane Society. In living memory of Robert, a memorial planting will be made by Jones - Parkview Funeral Services. Please sign the memorial register at website: www. or (Obituaries). Dayna Chamberlain - Funeral Director

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Elizabeth Franks It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Elizabeth Franks (Kyrylchuk) on July 12, 2019 at the age of 79. Liz passed in her sleep with her daughter holding her hand after fighting a triumphant battle with cancer at the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital. She was born to Roman & Anna Kyrylchuk (Soltys) at Tribune, SK. Liz resided on the family farm just north of Tribune with her parents and siblings. After graduating high school at the Tribune School, she then moved to Moose Jaw and graduated from the Moose Jaw Technical School in 1958. Liz became a medical records technician. Liz married John Franks on June 25, 1969. They made their home at the Buffalo Pound Water Filtration Plant where John worked. They were blessed having two daughters Karen and Darla. John and Liz just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 21, 2019 surrounded by family and friends. Liz was overjoyed to receive a framed blessing from the Pope, Holy Father Francis. Liz was predeceased by her parents Roman and Anna, daughter Karen Zazula, infant sister Ellen, brothers and sisters-in-law Paul (Anne), Bill (Clara and Betty), Nick (Joan) and Mike Kyrylchuk, brother-in-law Tony Hallick, brother-in-law Gordon Campbell and sister and brother-in-law Joy (Walter) Janeczko. Liz will be lovingly remembered by her husband John, daughter Darla Franks, grandson Joel (Andreyna) and great-grandchildren Ruby and Jaden, brother John (Roberta), sisters Stella Campbell and Mary Hallick and sister-in-law Sharon as well as numerous nieces, nephews, godchildren, relatives and friends. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend and aunt to many. Liz was a fabulous baker and always made everything fresh doing her best to fulfill every order often working late into the night. She was truly exceptional. She did the baking for Jones Funeral Home for over 20 years. Both Liz and her daughter Karen were the extroverts of the family and loved to socialize always out and about. She was a Beta Sigma Phi member for over 50 years. She volunteered at the Riverside Mission when she got a chance. She loved playing bingo and attending Moose Jaw Warriors hockey games. For over 60 years she was a parish member at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Liz also loved to travel if she got the chance, with Hawaii being one of her favorites. Her love of roses and gardening are also what she was most proud of. Liz’s Celebration of Life will take place at Parkview Funeral Chapel, 474 Hochelaga St W, Moose Jaw, on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm. Liz requested to have a potluck lunch where everyone can sit around after and talk and remember her as the kind, thoughtful and caring person that she was. For family and friends so wishing in lieu of flowers Liz requested donations go towards her grandchildren’s future, Joel Zazula ,84 Brightoncrest Point SE, Calgary, AB, T2Z 5A7. The family wish to thank the staff of the medical unit and in the ER at the Dr. F. H. Wigmore Regional Hospital for their kindness and caring. Our thanks also go to the nurses at Palliative Home Care. Your compassion and warmth will never be forgotten. When You Speak of Her “When you speak of her, speak not with tears, for thoughts of her should not be sad. Let the memories of times you shared give you comfort for her life was rich because of you.” author Unknown In living memory of Liz, a memorial tree planting will be made by Jones-Parkview Funeral Services. Please see our online book of condolences at and (Obituaries). Blair Scott, Funeral Director

Please include the Moose Jaw Health Foundation in your estate plan to help your community for generations to come. Please contact us for more information. Moose Jaw Health Foundation 55 Diefenbaker Drive Moose Jaw, SK S6J 0C2 Phone (306) 694-0373

Div. of W.J. Jones & Son Limited & Parkview Funeral Chapel Inc

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Tradename for W. J. Jones & Son Ltd & Parkview Funeral Chapel

Jones Funeral Home 106 Athabasca St E 306.693.4644

Parkview Funeral Chapel 474 Hochelaga St W 306.694.5500

Dayna Chamberlain General Manager

Blair Scott

Assistant Manager

In serving you.

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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 FOR RIVERVIEW COLLEGIATE 60TH REUNION scheduled for August 9-11th. Early Bird Registration is $100/3days by visiting 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 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. 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 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

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contacting Rob Schill, SGBA President at 306-331-7858 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. CHEERS TO 90 YEARS - Come and have coffee/ tea and cake with GEORGE HOLMAN to celebrate his 90th birthday on Saturday, August 3rd from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at Central Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 27 Hochelaga Street West, Moose Jaw. No cards/gifts please; If you would like, donations at door for: Stars Ambulance or Heart and Stroke Foundation. 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 6:307:45 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 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. 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 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@ 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. BBQ – 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! Wednesday’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! Meat Draw Fundraiser- Saturdays @ 4:30pm. Everyone Welcome! Annual Garage Sale will be held in August. If you have

things you’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. It’s a great way to start the weekend! Funds raised support Elks projects. LINE DANCING CLASSES on Mondays from 10am to 11:30am in the Community Centre at Church of Our Lady, 566 Vaughn St. Cost $3 per class. Everyone welcome. For more information call Donna Douglas @306.692.7365. THE FUNG LOY KOK TAOIST TAI CHI welcomes anyone interested to come out and try this very gentle form of exercise. There is no restriction of age or gender, all are welcome. Classes are held every Wednesday at 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. AND Saturdays 11 to 12 noon. Classes are held in the Social Hall of St. Andrews United Church. Come out for a class. If you have any questions or want further information, please contact Elaine Crysler at (306)693-9034 or email or Mitchell Miller at (306)681-4515 or email microstudent4444@ MOOSE JAW CONCERT BAND: If you play an instrument, you are welcome to join the Moose Jaw Concert Band. Rehearsals are Thursdays at 7:15 p.m. in the Vanier Collegiate Band room. If you need more info, please e-mail ASPERGER’S PEER SUPPORT GROUP FOR ADULTS meets at Moose Jaw Public Library the last Monday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Come and share ideas, experiences and have some fun. For more info call CMHA at 306.692.4240. TUESDAYS BINGO at Church of Our Lady Parish Hall; 7 p.m. start. Doors open at 6 p.m. MOOSE JAW MULTICULTURAL COUNCIL INC. WOMEN’S GROUP meets every Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Church of God Basement, 50 Hochelaga St. E. Practice English; coffee & snacks; build new friendships; clothing swaps; activities & support. Everyone Welcome. Places for children to play. Contact Melissa for more information at 306-693-4677. MOOSE JAW BAND CITY BAND: Band practices held Monday evenings 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. in the Legion (upstairs ballroom), 268 High Street W. Can you play a reed or brass instrument? Amateur or advanced musicians welcome. Bring your favorite swing melodies. To learn more, come to band practice or contact the band leader at 693-6262. SEA CADETS is Open to Teens 12-18: the program is free and is sponsored by the Department of National Defence and the Navy League branch. You have the opportunity to learn to sail, learn rope work and other ship operations as in navigation semaphore and communication, and also have the opportunity to travel with the Sea Cadet deployments to places like India, Japan and other coastal communities, but let’s not forget about summer training. You can go to summer camp for 2,3 or 4-week courses and you are given a training bonus, so that’s like getting paid to go to camp. Cadets meet Monday nights at 6:30 p.m. at the Armouries at the top of Main St. THE FRIENDLY CITY OPTIMIST CLUB invites everyone to meetings at the Heritage Inn on the second Tuesday of each month. Social at 5:30 p.m./ Supper at 6:00 p.m./meeting at 6:30 p.m. Socials dates and places vary. Contact Lloyd Pethick for more information at 306.694.4121. TAOIST TAI CHI TM CLASSES: Beginners classes on Wednesdays 6-7pm/Saturdays 11:00 a.m. to noon. Continuing classes are Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m./Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Information available by calling 306-693-9034. INFORMED CHOICES Pregnancy Centre. 679 Hall St. W Regular Open Office Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10-5. Free confidential and non-judgmental counselling and support available for women and men experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Text 306-690-8462. SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLASSES are held on Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. at Moose Jaw Public Library, the Herb Taylor room on the second floor. You do not have to be Scottish. You do not need a partner. It is similar dance to square dancing. Everyone welcome. For information call Mike at 306-690- 5182. DR. F.H. WIGMORE REGIONAL HOSPITAL AUXILIARY meets the third Tuesday of every month except December, July, and August at the regional hospital. For further information regarding the auxiliary, call 306-694-0355. MOOSE JAW ROTARY CLUB meets Mondays at noon at the Heritage Inn. Information available at 306692-3842. ROTARY CLUB OF MOOSE JAW WAKAMOW meets the second and fourth Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at the Heritage Inn.

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Amazing detail in this VLA home! 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Beautiful open concept living room, dining area and kitchen. Gleaming hardwood floors. Large deck over looks park like yard! Pride of ownership shows!!!

140 Main St N 306-694-5766

Kaitlin Hammel 684-4675 Sonya Bitz 631-8471

Over 1000 sqft raised bungalow. 2 bedrooms on main floor. Lower level with 2 bedrooms, bath, family room could possibly be turned into a suite. Single garage and off street parking.

Size-Price-Location! 2 bedroom condo. 2 walls of windows provide beautiful natural light. U shaped kitchen, eat up counter. Formal dining with sliding doors to private covered balcony. Underground parking.

Pet friendly 2 bedroom condo, south hill location. Airy kitchen with an island and breakfast bar. Bath/laundry. Bonus room with french doors. Security door. Designated parking. Listed at $149,900.

Check more Moose Jaw Homes, Rentals and Real Estate at: 306-694-4747

1345 Hochelaga St W

324 Main Street N. Moose Jaw, SK

Derek McRitchie


Amber Tangjerd


E.G. (Bub) Hill


Bill McLean


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Frank Hammel 684-9491 Beth Vance 631-0886


1024 Montgomery St

1240Sq Ft, 5 bedroom 2 bath, recent updates: some flooring, Water Heater, Central Vac, Drop Ceiling Tiles and Dry Bar in Basement, Additional Heating added to Porch Area, Garage Heater and Shingles, Electrical 200 Amp Panel ,60 Amp Sub Panel in Garage. Updated High Eff Furnace and Central Air added ,Sewer Line has been replaced Detached Garage Heated and Insulated!

EXPRESS Canadian producers are being asked to share their views on proposed changes to seed royalty structures for cereal crops in a new online survey that launches today. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency held a series of public meetings over the winter to gauge feedback on two potential new models of collecting royalties on saved seed. The government consultation process is currently on hold; however, several prairie farm groups would like to hear more from producers on the proposed changes before the consultations resume later this year. “The creation of a new seed royalty model for cereal crops will mean significant changes for producers when it comes to the issue of farmer-saved seed. Further exploration and consultation is absolute-

1048 Bogue Ave


1136 Coteau St W


Open concept kitchen has a peninsula overlooking the dining room, large custom bathroom with soaker tub, shower and hardwood floors, main floor also has a spacious laundry and 2 bedroom with en-suite! Finished down with 2nd bathroom and loads of storage, single garage, newer shingles, water heater, PVC windows and sprinklers in the front!

Great Starter, Updated Kitchen Cabinets, Counter-tops and flooring on the main. Interior Doors and Trim, Fixtures, Newer PVC Windows, Electrical Wiring and Service Panel, Pex Plumbing. Lower Level Developed, 66' x 110' Lot, Double Detached Garage heated and insulated with 10' ceilings, 225 Amp Panel in garage, Storage shed, plenty of additional parking!

Farm groups launch online producer survey on seed royalties AGRIMART

Affordable starter home listed at $119,900 Back NW location. 2+1 bedroom bungalow. Country kitchen. porch has been converted to laundry/ mud room and Finished basement with large family room, bedroom, bath, bath. Eat in kitchen with fridge and stove included. utility/laundry area. Updated baths. Updated windows, Basement is unfinished. flooring, shingles and deck. Single garage.


Large 60 Foot Corner Lot in a Popular Palliser Area. This is a great starter or retirement home with updated shingles, doors, some siding and including Fridge, Stove, Washer, Dryer, Freezer and Built-In Dishwasher. Looking for an affordable home in a great area this is it!

Katie Keeler 690-4333 Lori Keeler 631-8069

ly critical to ensure that the interests of Canadian producers are reflected in any resulting model,” said Lynn Jacobson, president of the Alberta Federation of Agriculture. “It is crucial that we hear from farmers and producers on the two new proposed models, because consultation with those who are directly affected ultimately leads to better decision making,” Bill Campbell, president of Keystone Agricultural Producers said. “Our hope is that producers will take the time to get involved in this process and ensure their needs are met under a new royalty structure.” Todd Lewis, president of the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan agrees. “Producers certainly weren’t satisfied with the level of engagement and consultation that went into the development of the two models currently under consideration. We want to make sure that producers stay on top of these discussions and have their voice heard throughout the process,” he said. The survey is now available at seedroyaltysurvey. com.

Original Joe’s Closes A sad day for Moose Jaw as OJ’s closed its doors last week. Perhaps this is another Facebook business failure; it’s apparent that many businesses choose social media to get their word out but it’s apparent that the word doesn’t get out to the people that count. Moose Jaw Express still delivers to over 35,000 readers weekly.


Beautiful 2 bed room, 2 bathro om Condo #4 - 212 Mulbe rry Lane Complete

ly updated with all new granite tops, compute counter r desktop and buffet. Both bath all new granite rooms counter tops. All new floor cove rings and fresh paint througho Condo features ut. just under 1400 sunroom. Sing sq ft. 4 season le car attached garage, Natural Fireplace. Wate Gas r softener and reverse osmosis, 7 appliances

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ay July 11th, 2-3p (to book a privat m e showing time please leave your phone number in mailbox. we name and will call you to set up a time) Agents Welc ome

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

This gorgeous walkout bungalow is situated on 160 acres only 25 kms south of Moose Jaw and offers 5 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms with vaulted ceilings. It was built in 2002 and offers expansive panoramic views.

514 9th Ave S.W - $95,000 Jim Low

I have many starter and investment properties and NOW is the time to buy!


521 Ominica Street W ca

629 Jan Ave - $289,900

1006 Connaught Ave N.W - $179,900

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70 Athabasca St. W (306) 692-7700

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149 Everton Cres - $384,900 Shauna Audette

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Selling price is $43,567 for a new 2019 Pilot LX, model YF6H1KE and includes freight and PDI of $1,795, Federal A/C fee, tire duty and applicable fees. GST, license, insurance and registration are extra. $2,000 cash purchase incentive applies to retail customer agreements for any new and previously unregistered in-stock 2019 Pilot trims concluded and delivered between July 3, 2019 and July 31, 2019. While quantities last. Cash purchase incentive consists of $2,000 non-stackable customer cash which cannot be combined with special lease and finance rates offered through Honda Financial Services Inc. (HFSI) as part of a low rate interest program. All advertised lease and finance rates are special rates. Cash purchase incentive will be deducted from the negotiated price after taxes. Dealer may sell for less. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Offers valid from July 3, 2019 and July 31, 2019 at participating Honda dealers. Offers valid only for Saskatchewan residents at Honda Dealers of Saskatchewan locations. Offer subject to change or cancellation without prior notice. Dealer order or trade may be necessary. Visit or your Saskatchewan Honda dealer for details.

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