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Brain Boogie giving visibility for brain injuries Larissa Kurz

The Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association is once again inviting you to support the Brain Boogie charity walk, set to take place on Aug. 25 this year. The walk will offer a number of length options, to be as accommodating as possible for everyone who wants to join. There will be a 1km loop around Crescent Park, which will continue on to a 2km walk, and then those who want to take on a 5km trek can leave the park and follow the posted route. Glenda James, executive director of the Moose Jaw SBIA chapter, hopes to see many new and familiar faces at the walk this year, as it is an important event for both the fundraising and networking aspects. “People who participate or donate or sponsor, they’re actually able to meet the people who benefit, face to face at the event,” said James. “It’s really strongly supported by our members, and they want the people who support them to know what a difference it makes in their lives.” The walk began about 17 years ago, when a brain injury survivor commented that there needs to be more programming and supports, and the idea for a fundraiser was born. The first walk raised $1,000 and has since spread across the province to include 7 different events. “This Brain Boogie is by survivors for survivors, for the things

that our members — who are mostly survivors or families— want to see happen in their communities,” said James. James is grateful to see any amount of donations given each year, and they do have a goal of $5,000 in mind this year for Moose Jaw. She hopes that by gathering people together for the walk, the SBIA’s ultimate message may become clearer. “A brain injury is not always visible, it’s actually very often invisible. And, that carries its own factors for isolation,” said James. “We want people to become better acquainted with brain injury, with how it affects people and with the needs that there are in their community and do something about it.” Registration is currently open and can be done on the SBIA’s website, any time before the event, or in person on the day of the walk, prior to its kickoff at 10am. James encourages everyone to come out for the morning, meet some brain injury experts, and support the SBIA in their support of brain injury survivors. More information can be found at, or by calling the Moose Jaw office at (306) 692-7242. The SBIA will also be at the Farmer’s Market on Langdon Crescent with a display for the next few weeks and can answer any questions.

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Smiles and soda aplenty at Families for Change refreshment stand Larissa Kurz

Members of the Moose Jaw Families for Change braved the heat on Wednesday afternoon, sticking it out with their Bubly Smile Stand for Autism Speaks Canada. Katie Statler, community coordinator for Moose Jaw Families for Change, was glad to see so many faces stop at the stand for a refreshing drink, and estimated they raised over $130 — that’s 130 can of Bubly sold at $1 each — with those proceeds going to Autism Speaks Canada. Their stand was one of many taking part in the nationwide inaugural Bubly Smile Stand Day, and they were feeling proud of the response the community gave them. “It’s a great way to raise awareness for Autism Speaks Canada and get the com-

munity involved,” said Statler. “I think we’ve had a pretty good turnout today.” Families for Change felt this particular program was one they wanted to support, as it falls in line with the sorts of things they do at the Kinsmen Inclusion Centre every day. “It was something that obviously resonates with us, as we support people of varying abilities here at the Kinsmen Inclusion Centre. So, we wanted to reach out to another organization that is obviously well-known and help them out as well,” said Statler. Now that they have their own stand built and ready, Statler can see Families for Change bringing it back out in support for other organizations as well, so keep an eye on their social media in the future.

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Wage Growth Another Example of Saskatchewan’s Economic Strength

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The spirit of Saskatchewan people continues to be positive. While we are enjoying the variety of cultural events that happen in the summer, celebrating the richness and diversity of our heritage, the hard-working determination of the people of our province is also evident. New figures show that Saskatchewan had the highest increase in average weekly earnings among the provinces in May, up 5.8 per cent year-over-year. This is well-ahead of the national increase of 3.4 per cent. May’s average weekly earnings in the province were $1,070.11 (seasonally adjusted), the second highest in the nation. Industries with the highest year-over-year earnings growth were mining, oil and gas (up 24.5 per cent), health care and social assistance (up 14.3 per cent) and arts, entertainment and recreation (up 6.1 per cent). Our government remains focused on investing in infrastructure and services, as well as educating, training and developing a strong, skilled workforce.

Encouraging growth means maintaining a competitive tax and regulatory environment that inspires new investment and creates jobs. Saskatchewan now has the highest tax threshold for small businesses in Canada. This gives employers greater incentive to hire more workers and invest in new capital projects. Saskatchewan is Canada’s most entrepreneurial province with 18 per cent of our workforce being self-employed. Our Government will keep supporting this province’s entrepreneurial spirit and reduce red tape where it makes sense to encourage even more growth. We have also introduced new incentives for capital investments in agriculture projects and small technology enterprises; keeping Saskatchewan strong and growing. The 29th Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) Annual Summit was held in Saskatoon earlier this summer. Having attended past PNWER summits, I know how valuable these connections are in stimulating a thriving economy. PNWER, a non-partisan, private/public non-profit organization created to advance common interests of its member jurisdictions, brought together over 400 provincial and state legislators and private sector representatives to address a range of issues impacting and of interest to the regional cross-border economy. Since the United States is one of Saskatchewan’s biggest

trading partners, PNWER’s work on trade is critical to our province’s economic success. Many of PNWER’s current initiatives, such as its work on energy and the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), align with Saskatchewan’s goals and priorities. Leaders at the summit also discussed Indigenous economic development in the Northwest, climate policy, water policy, invasive species and advances in agriculture technology and livestock health planning. Trade, transportation and a fair tax and regulatory environment were key themes at PNWER. These are the 3 Ts Saskatchewan industries require to succeed. We are constantly working to grow interprovincial and international trade to keep Saskatchewan economically strong. Congratulations to our new Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Russell Mirasty, who was sworn-in July 18. His career with the RCMP, including his position as Assistant Commissioner, will serve him well as he represents Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to our province. The Honourable Russell Mirasty will be Saskatchewan’s first Indigenous Lieutenant Governor and will bring a very valuable and important perspective to his new role. 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 Western Development Museum in Moose Jaw is inviting you to “blow off some steam” this August and come see some of its steam-powered artifacts and machines. Blow Off Some Steam Day is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is encouraging residents and visitors to learn more about the importance of steam in Saskatchewan’s transportation history, from trains to tractors to cars and machinery. A major focus of the day will be on the museum’s Vulcan locomotive and 75 Case traction engine, the latter having been restored and made operational. Both will be running during the day, as long as the weather co-operates. “We will have some outdoor activities, as well as some inside the museum galleries,” Karla Rasmussen, education and public programs co-ordinator, said in a news release. “Some activities will be a special steam scavenger hunt, making an engineer hat, potato sack races, colouring and more. Bring a picnic and enjoy your lunch in our park grounds.” This event would not be possible without the help of the WDM’s dedicated steam volunteers, she added, many of whom will be on hand during the festivities. As well, several recent graduates from this spring’s steam courses at the WDM will also be in attendance as they gain experience in operating these vintage pieces of steam equipment. Tim Pomeroy, WDM Saskatchewan’s chief engineer and manager of conservation from the corporate office in Saskatoon, will also be around for the day. Regular admission applies to get into the museum, while members receive a discount. For more information, visit

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The Baildon and Huron Hutterite colonies and another vendor have teamed up for their farmers’ market on Thatcher Drive East. The market runs Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. until Sept. 28. Produce at the last market included onions, cabbage, peas, cauliflower, kohlrabi, carrots, rhubarb, potatoes, zucchini, as well as baking, eggs and preserves. Ron Walter photos

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Although it’s hot like the blazes outside and I’m loving every minute of it, I am chilled to the bone at the office…thanks to the modern convenience of air conditioning. Air conditioning is a wonderful reprieve from the heat but things aren’t always equal in equalizing temperatures in office spaces that are regulated by the temperature in the largest room. I guess I can chalk up my frostJoan Ritchie burn in my office to pre-condiEDITOR tioning for cold temperatures, as winter doesn’t seem far off anymore. I can’t believe we are into August already! Although I am exaggerating a bit, it is imperative that people take proper measures to stay as cool as possible during these extreme- heat days of summer. Stay hydrated and out of the sun! ************** Summer seems to be the season for Walks, and Moose Jaw has plenty of them fundraising for numerous charities. You can boogie around Crescent Park on August 25th; the Brain Boogie fundraises for more programming and supports so that individuals will know that although a brain injury is not always visible, there may be invisible implications on how it affects people. The Parkinson SuperWalk is returning to Wakamow Valley on September 7th. Those suffering with Parkinson’s hits a sensitive nerve close to my heart; we watched my mother-in-law deteriorate from this disabling monster of a disease. As well as all those affected by the disease, families need the support as well. A cure needs to be found, so funding for research is a significant mandate. ************* Kudos to the Crescent Park foundation that had a concrete dance pad poured recently in Crescent Park to accommodate dancing during the summer Concerts in the Park. These concerts are well-attended by the senior population here and they sure know how to soft-shoe around a dance floor better than most. ************* Long-term residents at the Humane Society need love, too, so if you are looking for a little loving, look no further than at the Society. My heart breaks when I see the sadness in a pet’s eyes when they have no one to share their love with. Give a little love and adopt a pet and you’ll get lots of love in return! ************* Strange behaviour behind the confines of City Hall? Many believe that a number of accumulated coincidences amount to one thing – sloppy work and sloppy thinking by elected members of council and managers hired by council. Read Ron Walter’s Trading Thoughts in this edition. All this and more in the Moose Jaw Express and online at Moose Jaw Today. 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.



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Watermain Project 2019 Taxpayers be prepared the tax man cometh! This time its to update the sewer and water pipes that have been living underground in front of a lot of houses in Moose Jaw for 100 years or more. Now the plan involves two areas that will cost dearly. First the main trunk down the middle of the road I have no knowledge of these costs or who is going to pay but the street has it that we the taxpayers will be paying the whole shot less a city rebate program of 36% on some homeowner lines if they qualify. Now the portion of piping from the street into your house will cost each of us from $7300.00 to $11,000.00 remember now this only covers from the street into your house. If anyone knows the cost of the main trunk lines down the street they are keeping it to themselves but street talk (unconfirmed) numbers places the cost per household at around $10,000.00 . Now I am sure your thinking as I did that the money to handle this expense has been collected over the years and placed into what is usually called contingency funds or some similar financial term. Council says no that although we had over 100 years to look after this expense nothing was collected , very hard to believe but so far it is what it is and the consequence is we are left holding the bag. Now the replacement project is so large that it is being done over a number of years so you may not be involved yet but you likely will be at some point in the next few years so get saving looks like it will cost us about $15000.00 in total including the known city discount if you replace your line from the street into your house. We have people in our municipal government that are heartless unfeeling people who don’t care that this could lead to seniors and young first time house buyers losing their homes. All the while we know we have about $75 Million dollars that is in reserve to cover situations just like this one and why are we not using at least some of this money to get these numbers down to something that we can all handle ? Well it seems council would rather keep this as a slush fund to fund projects that they don’t talk about maybe the purchase of the Union Hospital and it’s destruction but that’s only a guess not a fact. Here’s the very saddest part of this situation the city of Moose Jaw is offering to lend us our own money for 7 years at 4% interest , those of us that have lived in M.J. for a long time have put that $75 million into reserves and now our own council our neighbours want us to pay 4% interest to use it...My My what happens to the people we elect to help us manage our city they change somehow and not for the best. We are a better community than this, we can do better.. Ken Wright

In response to a recent letter written by Shareen Mackay entitled, “Response to Steven Heidinger’s article ‘Drink up…smarten up’ ”. First off, I wish to apologize as I did not intend my readers to “shun tap water and drink bottled water” as Ms. Mackay writes. She is correct that we all should make an effort to reduce our use of plastics, especially if these items are just discarded into landfills, or worse our rivers, lakes and oceans. The gist of the article had little to do with the method of how our kids drink their water, but rather that drinking more water may actually be good for their brains. Ms. Mackay’s rant went a little too far when she decided to include my 2 children when insinuating they were entitled because, as she stated, “…HIS children only drink bottled water.” To clarify, my kids drink water from taps and bottles. In our family when we drink from plastics, we recycle everything. Everyone has reasons for why they chose their source of drinking water. My kids tend to drink more water when we have available bottles. Some families choose bottled water because they do not want the

fluoride that comes from tap water. I have been blessed to have a forum to express my opinions on health and wellness. For over a decade I have written over 500 articles and I would be remiss if I thought everyone agreed with my views. Ms. Mackay’s “utter disbelief” that a “medical professional” would advise on the use of bottled water goes beyond a rant, misses the spirit of the article I had written and borders on a personal attack, rather than a rebuttal. I have never claimed to be a “medical professional”, as I am not a medical doctor. I am however, a “health professional” with two degrees, those being a Bachelor of Science, and Doctor of Chiropractic, a legislated title I have earned and have been granted here, in the province of Saskatchewan, and am currently pursuing a third degree, Masters in Health Studies. Although it is unfortunate that Ms. Mackay felt offended, I hope she continues to review future articles. As with all my readers, I welcome feedback good or bad. Dr. Steven Heidinger

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Provincial health authority gets $3.5M to create new western health network Moose Jaw Express Staff

The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) will receive $3.5 million in federal funding to help create a new health care network in Western Canada in conjunction with all four western provinces. The Western Economic Diversification Canada (WEDC) fund provided the funding to the SHA, as part of the federal government’s intention to form the CAN Health Network, a health and industry partnership designed to develop innovative technological solutions to address health care challenges, according to a provincial news release. The SHA will lead the creation of the network and will work with the Alberta Health Services, the Manitoba Children’s Hospital Research Institute, the O’Brien Institute for Public Health at the University of Calgary, and the Vancouver Coastal Health. “Saskatchewan has a long and storied history of developing innovative healthcare solutions to meet the unique needs of its people. The Saskatchewan Health Authority is excited to be part of the CAN Health Network and to have a leadership role in the CAN Health West Network,” said Suann Laurent, SHA COO. “In

keeping with our core value of collaboration, we look forward to partnering with our health and tech industry leaders as we continue finding innovative solutions to our health care challenges.” FedDev Ontario will also receive $3.5 million to establish a CAN Health Ontario Network in southern Ontario. This initiative will provide a range of benefits, such as: • New health innovations introduced into the marketplace • Highly qualified positions created and maintained • Business expenditures in research and development • Revenue generation for high-growth firms • Small- and medium-sized enterprises assisted in gaining market access • New technologies adopted by multiple health-care providers through the new shared procurement process The CAN Health Network represents one of the largest health and industry partnerships in the country, said the news release. It is designed to enable health-care organizations to work directly with medical-technology companies to identify,

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Concrete pad installed near amphitheatre for dancing Jason G. Antonio

It will now be easier for residents to dance the two-step or a waltz in Crescent Park after a concrete pad was poured in front of the amphitheatre. The installation of the new dance floor is courtesy of the Crescent Park Foundation, a non-profit organization that funds capital projects in that area. Other projects the foundation has pursued over the years include the creation of stone entranceways, tree carvings and the installation of wheelchair accessible ramps on Fairford Street. Many people — especially seniors — have asked for a dance pad to be installed for about the last six years, explained foundation president George Patterson. The Wednesday night concerts in Crescent Park in the spring and summer are popular with older residents, especially those in wheelchairs. A new space would allow those residents to park their wheelchairs directly in front of the stage.

George Patterson, president of the Crescent Park Foundation, poses with a newly poured concrete pad in front of the amphitheatre. Photo by Jason G. Antonio

It has not been that easy for residents to dance in the amphitheatre bowl, he continued, since it is mostly grassy and sloped. The foundation decided last fall to fundraise for a new concrete pad. With the help of a grant from the municipality,

plus donations from the community, the foundation raised about $17,000. Patterson was thankful to those groups since the project would never have happened without their support. The pouring and installation took place

on July 25. “It looks very good,” Patterson said. “We’re quite pleased with how things are going.” The concrete pad isn’t large, but it suits the needs of the community, he added, pointing out concrete is expensive. This initiative is the first half of a two-part project. The next goal is to upgrade the bathrooms at the amphitheatre so they are wheelchair accessible. The washrooms haven’t been enhanced for at least a couple of decades. The Crescent Park Foundation would not have been able to pursue this initiative if it weren’t for a generous donation from the Moose Jaw Co-op, Patterson said. Upgrading the bathrooms — including installing new doors — is going to cost $20,000 to $25,000. The foundation hopes to finish this part of the project by the late fall.


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New Guinea gold mine prospects weighed down by varied risks Ten years ago, gold mining icon Barrick decided to slim down its various global gold holdings to focus on larger core properties. Among those properties was the small Kainatu Mine, in production for four years, located in the Papua, New Guinea highlands. Barrick shuttered the mine in 2009, selling it for $2 million plus another potential $6 million to K92 Mining Inc. from Vancouver. The mine was a steal for K92 with hundreds of millions value in the two underground portals, milling, mining facilities and a tailings site. K92 proceeded to put the mine back into production producing 25,000 ounces of gold last year. Plans are 50,000 ounces gold equivalent this year with 120,000 ounces in 2020. A third stage of development is under way with a preliminary economic assessment next year and production possible in 2021. The company has leases covering 410 square kilometres in the Papua highlands. The highlands account for four producing gold mines and two in development. Financing developments this summer saw $18 million raised from a new share issue and a $15 million loan from the company that buys all mineral concentrate from the mines. As it sits, the property has a 13-year life generating $1

billion in cash flow over that period. Since the company bought the mine so cheaply and the ore has a relatively high gold grade — over one-third of an ounce per tonne – operating cost is low. Total operating costs should run around $820US a tonne when global average is $1,200 U.S. an ounce The silver and copper content help keep costs down. Shares are priced at a recent $2.41 cents, only eight times earnings, with earnings expected to more than double next year. That seems to shout a screaming bargain. Factors that have kept investor valuations down are numerous. K92 is a small company under the radar of most gold investors. Papua, New Guinea is an unknown and unfamiliar jurisdiction to investors, particularly those who shun politically and economically underdeveloped regions. Historically, Papua was a British protectorate later under Australian rule until achieving independence in 1975. The country operates under a British legal and Parliamentary system. While a democratically elected Parliament governs, politicians have discovered courts can obstruct government plans. Papua government paths are littered with lawsuits that have created uncertainty and instability as leaders were challenged in the courts.

Another uncertainty comes from the population’s lack of sophistication Twice — in 1933 and 1954 — tribes still living in the Stone Age have been discovered in the highland valleys. About two-thirds of the 8.2 million people are literate. One island area, Bougainville, has become autonomous after separatist struggles. The China factor creates concerns: China has invested $4 billion US of a total $5.1 billion in prolific natural gas fields and liquid natural gas plants. This creates special influence and pressure on wages. And China is investing $414 million US to develop a city for its 20,000 Chinese residents in Papua. Still, Papua is rated about the same as Alberta as a safe place to invest. Investors need to decide if the reward potential outweighs the risks. CAUTION: Remember when investing, consult your adviser and do your homework before buying any security. Bizworld does not recommend investments. Ron Walter can be reached at 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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If you’ve got the need for speed in your bones, the Moose Jaw Soap Box Derby has just the thing for you: their annual race day is a chance at a downhill rush for victory. Heather Carle, organizer from the Moose Jaw Soap Box Racing Association (MJSBRA) and long-time soap box racing expert, is looking forward to the excitement of race day on Aug. 18. The Soap Box Derby features a full day of races. Beginning with a safety run-through and explanation of the rules at 9am, racers then draw to determine who races who in the two-car showdowns. Junior racers, ages 7-11, run the hill in a wood or fiberglass type car, sitting upright and leaning forward for momentum. Senior racers, usually aged 12-15, race in a laydown style car, also made of fiberglass. Carle estimates there are about 25 racers pledged to take a run at one of the Top 16 trophies the event has up for grabs, from Moose Jaw, Regina, and even Swift Current. Among those prizes, the MJSBRA has also got a few more creative awards to give out, such as the Grease Monkey Award, for the racer who put the most hard work into their car. The MJSBRA has been around since the late 1980s, making this the 32nd year that racers and their soap box cars have gathered in Moose Jaw to test their builds. Each car is unique to its racer, whether in construction, paintwork, or decals, and each racer is responsible for taking care of their own car. It’s an authentic race day atmosphere: right down to the safety checks, pit crews, and potential car sponsorship. Jo Overby and her son Josh, 8, are in their first year of racing with the MJSBRA. They are renting one of the club’s cars, and LB Autobody here in Moose Jaw is giving it a makeover for Josh, as a sponsorship. There are plans to fix it up and give it a new paint job —

Josh Overby, front, and his cousin Violet, back, are both racing with the Moose Jaw Soap Box Racing Association this year. (supplied) probably blue, Jo and Josh were thinking — and get Josh working on it himself, with donated time from the shop. Josh got into soap box racing because of his grandpa, and he’s looking forward to his first derby coming up. “It’s exciting and very fun,” said Josh, whose favourite part is definitely the quick trip down the hill. A soapbox car can reach between 40km/h and 50km/h on its downhill course, depending on the weight of the car and racer, but Carle assures parents that it’s completely safe. Soap box racing is a unique sport in that it openly welcomes the entire family to get involved — kids, parents, siblings, whoever wants to join the team — and Jo finds it’s a great way to spend time together. For anyone feeling interested in getting involved with the MJSBRA or racing in the derby, they are encouraged to contact Heather Carle at (306) 690-8300 or by emailing her at

The rush of the ride is the best part for Josh Overby, who’s in his first year of racing. (supplied) Or, just come down to Alder Ave. and Hall St. on Aug. 18 to see the races, and maybe sit in a car to try it out — Carle says that’s sometimes all it takes to hook you.

Grain company with Belle Plaine plant files for creditor protection By Ron Walter


EXPRESS ILTA Grain, with a facility in Belle Plaine, has gone into receivership owing creditors $149.5 million. A petition under the Companies Creditors’ Arrangement Act cites challenging international market conditions for the financial difficulties. Price Waterhouse Cooper is the trustee in receivership and will operate the company until the courts order a sale.

ILTA started operations in 2014, rapidly growing the buying, processing and exporting business in lentils, peas and chickpeas into six facilities. The Surrey, B.C. headquartered company has processing operations at Saskatoon with 500,000 tonnes capacity; Belle Plaine, 465,000 tonnes; Swift Current, 60,000 tonnes; Cutknife, 70,000 tonnes; and two at North Battleford with a combined 140,000 tonnes A Portage La Prairie facility was sold in January to help restructure operations. Court documents show that an attempted

sale of the Belle Plaine facility drew interest but no buyer. Ongoing efforts to restructure operations have been unsuccessful, leading the main investors to order filing for receivership under the Companies Creditors’Arrangement Act. Investors NGP Grain Holdings of Calgary and EGI-ILTA have put $146 million into the grain company since 2014. Court documents show the company owes creditors $149.5 million plus $300,000 to employees. The company has $236 million assets and

$36 million in cash. HSBC is listed as the banker. A court hearing will rule on disposal of assets. The Canadian Grain Commission suspended ILTA’s licence effective July 10 after the company insuring ILTA for farmer liabilities stopped coverage. Farmers owed money by ILTA should contact the grain commission at 1-800853-6705 or by email. Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@

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Long term residents at Humane Society need love too Larissa Kurz

The Moose Jaw Humane Society’s longest-running resident, Rainbow, was finally adopted yesterday after 173 consecutive days in the shelter, but there are many other animals who still need someone to take them home too. Rainbow’s stay was abnormally long, said Amanda Tetarenko from the Humane Society, especially considering that she spent some time out of the shelter once already, bringing her total days in their care to over 270. The most common reason that both dogs and cats stay in the shelter for so long is they have special care needs that can seem intimidating to potential adopters, such as medical conditions or specific household requirements. Tetarenko assures people that “special care needs” isn’t as scary as it sounds. “They are wonderful animals, and if they come with special needs, it’s just like people,” said Tetarenko. “Don’t be immediately put off when you see there’s a special need on an animal because it doesn’t mean it’s going to be harder to take care of them — it could be something as

Oreo and Fluffers came into the shelter as strays, and are curious every time someone walks by.

Buster is a 5-year-old mastiff cross, currently at the shelter, with a touch of separation anxiety. little as don’t change their diet from this.” For Rainbow, it meant a specific brand of cat food and a prescribed steroid pill once every three days. Special needs don’t hinder the adoption process. It really just means a few extra minutes of instruction for the new family before they can take their furry friend home. Adopting long-term residents is really best for the animal, although there are other ways to help them find their forever home. One of those ways is a sponsored adoption, which anyone can drop by the shelter and do for any animal. Rainbow was a sponsored adoption cat, which means that someone came in and paid the adoption fees for Rainbow, so that whoever decided to take her home wouldn’t have to. Long stays can be hard on the animal, and sponsored adoption often helps them find a family, and returning to

Amanda Gonsch (L) and John Wozniak (L) adopted Rainbow after over 170 days at the Humane Society. (supplied) the shelter can also be tough for any animal. “[We want people to] fully understand the commitment they’re making, because the worst thing for us and for an animal is for them to go out and then come back again. [The animal] don’t understand that,” said Tetarenko. The Humane Society currently has around 40 cats and just under 30 dogs in their care, some of which are not at the shelter and instead in foster homes. They have a few kittens still and are expecting a litter of puppies any day. And although the little pups and kittens are adorable, remember to look at the older animals too — they come with their own wonderful quirks.


Strange pattern of behaviour coming from city council and management Police investigators are taught not to accept coincidences at face value and to pursue coincidences, looking for patterns of behaviour. Along that vein, Yours Truly has noticed a series of coincidences coming out of city council and city manage– coincidences that reby Ron Walter ment flect poorly on the conduct of Moose Jaw civic affairs. One of these instances, caught by Coun. Brian Swanson, involved the contract signed with Spectra to manage the Mosaic Place operations. One clause in the contract obliged the city to enforce provisions of the American Disabilities Act – an act of the United States for people in that country. When Swanson raised the matter, he was pooh-poohed as if this were an inconsequential oversight. Perhaps it isn’t that critical but the fact this contract has Moose Jaw enforcing an American law causes one to wonder why the city’s high-priced city clerk-solicitor, managers didn’t catch the error? Was Brian Swanson the only person in the whole city hall who read the contract carefully? Why didn’t other managers, the mayor or other councillors raise the matter? Or were they too hasty trying to get a company to run the operation and take the responsibility away from city management and city council?

What else did they miss in these contracts if they missed something as simple as agreeing to enforce an American law? Under this new contract the city still has to underwrite any losses that concerts incur if Spectra judgment is unsuccessful in attracting enough visitors. Spectra wants to run between 10 and 12 concerts a year. Hopefully they will show an overall profit or Moose Jaw taxpayers could be stuck for five years paying Spectra to lose their money. Of course, another coincidence was the communications policy. Apparently, this policy was drafted under the mayor’s influence and encouragement with the purpose of excluding two online bloggers from access to city information. The bloggers have embarrassed the mayor and some others by scrutinizing city business with the discovery the mayor bought a birthday cake with a city credit card, only repaying the city much later. For this offensive reporting, the city was going to gag their constitutional right to freedom of the press and freedom of speech. Fortunately for all of us, the rest of council realized what an illegal act this policy was and removed the anti-democratic parts. Having expenses by the mayor and council posted online would be an awesome idea. A few weeks ago, we had city management begging for approval of a much-needed upgrade for the airport because a deadline for receipt of the funds was at hand. The application was completed over a year before.

Is that another coincidence or a pattern of management behaviour? When the multi-page Carpere contract for sale of the industrial park was approved, Swanson again questioned why the city was ploughing money into the park when city management clearly told council only weeks before the city wouldn’t have to put any more money into the venture. He was told the city would recover the money from the property sale to Carpere. That explanation didn’t wash with some observers. And then we had the 48-hour notice to the Farmers’ Market to find another location because contractors were going to install new water lines affecting that block. Does the city really operate on whimsy or is there some organization to affairs? The water line work was thankfully delayed. All of these accumulated coincidences amount to one thing — sloppy work and sloppy thinking by elected members of council and managers hired by council. To really take action on this pattern of behaviour taxpayers will have to wait until October 2020 and the civic election. Ron Walter can be reached at 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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REFLECTIVE MOMENTS Extra tip for server who needed proof of my age

The young server at the Sunday buffet made my day, while adding considerable amusement to H o u s e m a t e ’s evening out. When I entered my early 50s, I Joyce Walter was incensed at being asked if For Moose Jaw Express I were a senior, or having a clerk or server assuming I was old enough to qualify for a senior’s discount. At that time, in my opinion, the age to be considered a senior was 65, the age at which one received the bountiful “old age pension” and not a day before that. Then 55 became the new 65 and suddenly I was of age and along with hundreds of others much older than I, began receiving discounts that came freely and without question. With minimal arm twisting I started enjoying some of the perks that

went along with the graying hair and a stumbling memory. It was more than having a menu for seniors who were assumed to have smaller appetites and thus got only one piece of fish instead of two, or one scoop of mashed potatoes rather than two. The price too was less, as befitting an older person. Many hotels also offer a reduced rate for mature guests. But the seniors’ rate cannot be added to the rate for the motor club reduction — I tried that with a hotel receptionist recently and she, with amusement, caught on to my double dipping attempts. She did give me an E for effort. But I digress. We had settled nicely into our seats at the restaurant and the young man asked our beverage preferences and whether we would be ordering from the menu or partaking of the buffet as he listed off the dishes he thought we might enjoy. We decided on the buffet and he kindly told us the price we would be charged, noting the regular rate and then the rate for seniors. He looked at Housemate and said

the seniors’ price would apply. I told him I was a senior too, without shame or red face. He responded: “I will have to see some proof, if you don’t mind.” I burst out laughing and Housemate had trouble swallowing his mouthful of water. The young man was resolute, but mannerly when I told him I hadn’t been carded for a good many years. But there was no way I was getting close to the buffet until I proved that I was old enough to save a few dollars. I produced my driver’s licence, thinking the ugly photo would scare him off, or at least convince him no one young could look like that. With diligence he examined the dates and I could feel him doing the math. With a pleasant smile, he thanked me for showing him my identification, returned my licence and exhorted us to enjoy our buffet meal. He definitely has a diplomatic career ahead of him. We enjoyed our meal, interspersed with some giggles over being asked to prove

my age, and louder laughter at Housemate’s chagrin that he didn’t have to offer proof. The roast beef went down nicely with the added spoonful of amusement. But my joy was short lived when a few days later we journeyed to attend an event in a community to the west, where we paid our admission at the roadblock and I was then directed by the attendant that “parking for seniors” was down the street after a left hand turn. Then he with haste said, “Not that I’m assuming you’re a senior” as his friends guffawed at his backtracking. We had a good-natured chat about assumptions before turning left to find a parking spot suitable for seniors. Youth is indeed fleeting. 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.

Gibson Energy receives government incentive for emission reduction project Larissa Kurz

Premier Scott Moe was in Moose Jaw on Aug. 1 to congratulate local company Gibson Energy on being the first successful applicant for the Oil and Gas Processing Investment Incentive from the provincial government. Gibson Energy, who has operated a crude oil processing facility for 17 years in the city, recently completed an expansion project that will increase their production by 30 per cent — from 17,000 to 22,000 barrels per day — with no increase in greenhouse gas emissions. The incentive offers a 15 per cent royalty credit on eligible costs of a project that involves related greenfield or brownfield value addition, and Gibson Energy’s project will see that applied to the $20 million put into the project for a return of $3 million. Premier Moe spoke to the impact of Gibson Energy’s project on both the city’s economy and the landscape of Saskatchewan energy production. “The energy industry in general has had a rough ride in the last few years and we’ve been very much working with the industry, looking with an eye to how can we incentivize not only investment in the industry, but investment into what we feel is one of the most sustainable energy oil producing industries in the world,”


L-R: Michael Lindsey, senior vice president operations and engineering at Gibson Energy; Bronwyn Eyre, Minister of Energy and Resources; Trevor Hagerman, Right Choice Energy Services; Mayor Fraser Tolmie; Sean Wilson, chief administrative officer at Gibson Energy; Premier Scott Moe.

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took place. No additional full-time positions will be added as a result of the project, but it will provide more job security for the current employees of the plant. Sean Wilson, chief administrative officer of Gibson Energy, noted that the possibility of an incentive like this one plays a serious role in the decision to invest in an expansion such as this one. “We want to continue to expand and optimize our facilities,” said Wilson. “So when you have incentives like this available and the partnerships available with the province, it makes that go or no-go decision that much easier.” The Oil and Gas Processing Investment Incentive is one of the strategies the Saskatchewan government is using to address the issue of climate change. The purpose is to create competitiveness in the industry, to encourage more green practices. “This is a really positive day, not only for Gibson Energy and the people that are employed at this plant, but a real positive day for, on full display, how innovation and investment can really allow us in this nation. . . to tackle what is a global challenge,” said Moe.

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Animal biosecurity, welfare management plans and funding explained By Ron Walter - For Agri-Mart Express


EXPRESS Goat biosecurity and animal welfare promoted by the federal-provincial Canadian Agriculture Partnership amounts to “doing what is common sense” says a long-time breeder. The Canadian government has much at stake in exports from animal biosecurity and welfare, Gord Schroder told a quality assurance workshop at the annual Saskatchewan Goat Breeders’ Association show in Moose Jaw. Shared funding under the Canadian Agriculture Partnership (CAP) program is available for biosecurity and animal welfare measures with farmers getting approval first and receiving rebates after the work is completed. He urged goat farmers to develop a biosecurity plan using a veterinarian as a consultant. The plan will manage introduction and spread of diseases on farms. Biosecurity plans reduce costs and animal losses, thus increasing financial returns.

Gord Schroder Disease issues develop physical and mental stress among farmers. “I have seen cases where operators left the business over stress from dealing with disease,” he said. “Risk is always there. You can’t eliminate it. You can reduce risk.” Outlining the top biosecurity risks, Schroder said a plan will reduce them as much as possible. Number one disease risk is unknown disease when buying new or replacement stock.

Limit the number of sources for new stock and buy from buyers with good biosecurity reputations. “Ask them a lot of questions about their flock. “Auction markets are one of the highest risk places to buy stock. That doesn’t mean you stop buying from them.” He said any new animal from auction markets or elsewhere should be quarantined for two weeks before joining the others. Goats leaving the farm for shows pose another risk in contact with other animals. “Limit nose to nose contact as much as possible.” Dead stock disposal creates disease risk. CAP funding exists for compost pits and other means. Letting dogs or coyotes feed on dead stock spreads disease. Feed supplies should be secured from wildlife. He told of a sheep farmer whose flock had widespread abortions caused by salmonella. He discovered birds had entered an opening in a grain bin and deposited salmonella infested feces. Plan to manage and separate diseased animals, he said. Access of farm visitors requires manage-

ment but there is a big difference in visitors between your farm neighbour and his boot manure and kids from a city school. Keep manure away from animals and keep manure cleaning equipment clean. Family members and workers need to know how to recognize disease and discomfort in the herd, Keep records of sickness and vaccination use. The code of animal welfare practices saves producers money by reducing stress, animal losses and increasing productivity. “Goats and sheep are social animals.” When quarantining them be sure they can see and hear others to reduce stress. Learn to score body conditioning to discover stressed or weak animals. “They say goats will eat anything. That doesn’t mean it’s food for them.” Have a nutrition plan to ensure proper diet. Transport regulations requiring more frequent waste removal and feeding have been introduced. Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@

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Goat breeders’ show the place to learn about the growing industry prospects By Ron Walter - For Agri-Mart Express

says Clark who showed his first goat 50 years ago. “People think they can get away feeding them nothing. Just because it’s weeds doesn’t mean they have enough.” Glenda Allan of Swift Current got into goats when her petting zoo, Gramma’s Zoo Exotics, expanded. She chose the Nigerians breed as it meets the requirements for pets, dairy and meat goats.


EXPRESS Shows like the Saskatchewan Goat Breeders’ show in Moose Jaw are the way for newcomers and veterans to learn about the industry. “People need to see these shows,” says Ian Clark, one of three judges at the show. “They get boat loads of information.” Goats are ideal for a family to handle and work the way up to larger herds. “Always do your homework,” said the Shellbrook goat farmer and international consultant with a goat embryo station on the farm his wife Barbie and he own. The land needed to support one cow will handle eight to 10 goats. “They like grazing more on brush and young trees.” The goat market has had its ups and downs “but it’s actually a good one right now for breeding stock and meat stock.” Good meat goats at an auction can fetch between $150 and $250 a head while good breeding stock can bring from $1,000 to $2,000. Saskatchewan Goat Breeders Association president Rob Schill of Balcarres says we

Showing import almost 500,000 pounds of goat meat a year — meat that could be produced here. The goat business had a sharp setback 16 years ago when BSE disease shut off all export markets for meat, said Clark. “We had 50 some countries we were exporting into at that point. And it went down to zero. Now it’s up seven or eight” for goats. “It’s a growing market for sure. Just the competition is there.” Local meat goat producers face competition from B.C., Manitoba and Alberta with farms of up to 1,000 animals. Goat meat is sold in this province mostly by word-of-mouth or the Internet. The growing ethnic market is a big bonus but

“a lot of other people are picking it up.” The issue with dairy goat operations in Saskatchewan is not enough population and inconsistent supply in our winters. The Nubian breed has the most multiple births but through all breeds around half of ewes have twins. “Good handling is really important. Good handling systems cut your labour costs in quarter or less.” While labelling the Saskatchewan goat farm industry as mostly hobby farms is probably accurate, Clark said there are large farms in this province with 1,000 animals. “If you’re going to make a living at it you need 400 or 500 animals for meat.” Be certain goats have enough nutrition,

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Goat costume class was crowd pleaser By Ron Walter - For Moose Jaw Express

The costume class was one of the highlights for youth at the Saskatchewan Goat Breeders’ annual show in Moose Jaw. Youngsters couldn’t wait for the show to start. One young fellow kept asking during the earlier youth show: “When is the costume class?” Costumes varied from Mary and her little lamb to dinosaurs, and geese. One young fellow had a gun and his goat was dressed in a moose costume. Only the antlers flopped making the goat/moose look like Mac the Moose without his antlers.

Goat cheese tasting Five kinds of goat cheese were available for tasting at the Saskatchewan Goat Breeders’ show in Moose Jaw. The cheeses – sweet pepper heat, cranberry, herb, blueberry and pepper corn — came from out-of-province. There are no commercial goat cheese makers in Saskatchewan. They can’t compete with subsidies offered by Eastern provinces. Ron Walter photo

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Movie Mania returning to the Cultural Centre Larissa Kurz

If you missed out in February, don’t worry — the Cultural Centre has brought back their Movie Mania nights in August, and they are once again collecting items for the Moose Jaw & District Food Bank. The four-night series starts on Aug. 14 with a showing of the timeless classic Homeward Bound, followed by a more action-packed Big Hero 6 on Aug. 15, the cartoon musical Sing on Aug. 16, and closing out with another classic favourite, Monsters Inc. on Aug. 17. This time around, the Cultural Centre is running each movie as a matinee at 2pm, and they have chosen movies that are largely kid-focused — although there is no shame in enjoying any of the four excellent shows at any age. Admission at the door is $5, although

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available at the door, for that movie-theatre experience, and can be purchased with cash only.

At the last Movie Mania series, general manager Derik Cronan says over 515 pounds of donations were collected for the Food Bank. With such a great turnout, Cronan is feeling good about the second iteration of the movie nights, and is already looking ahead to planning more in the future. The plan is to broaden the genres of movies to interest more than just kids. Plus, spending an afternoon at the Mae Wilson Theatre is a different way to get out and enjoy the summer. “It’s a great way to give people an affordable way to go out in the summertime, when the kids are off from school, and it keeps the place busy and it’s great for the community as well,” said Cronan.

Learn the rich history centered around bison at Bison Fest Larissa Kurz

With the renaming of the Wild Animal Park and the refocusing on the history of the area, Bison Fest is gathering that history together into an afternoon of celebrating the impact the bison had on the northern plains environment. A variety of groups have come together to offer their knowledge and history about the great animals, including the Wakamow Aboriginal Community Association, the Southern Plains Metis Local 160, the Moose Jaw Nature Society, and the Northern Plains Heritage Centre Rich Pickering, one of the organizers, describes the event down in Tatawaw Park as a “pop-up heritage centre,” as the displays and activities all focus on exploring the many cultures who interacted with the bison around Moose Jaw. “We’ll talk about artifacts, talk about all of the different cultures who lived down in the park,” said Pickering. “We’ll be talking about the historic trails coming through Moose Jaw — the Cypress Trail, the Wood Mountain trail that came through, we’ll talk about where the turn was in the valley, just outside the park.” Natural history and informational displays will tell the history of the area, which dates back as far as 10,000

years ago. Cultures like the Metis, Cree, Assiniboine, and Lakota all have ties to the bison, as at one time they were the major driver of the economy. “We’ll be talking about how at the beginning of the 1800s, there was about upwards of 60 million buffalo roaming the prairies, and by the end of the century, they

were virtually all gone, so we’ll explore what happened there,” said Pickering. A demonstration showing how a teepee is set up will start off the afternoon, and powwow dancers will show off their craft and explain the importance of each style, with a session of Metis jigging slated to join in. There will also be demonstrations of bow and arrow shooting, and a chance to try one’s hand at wielding an atlatl — a carved tool that aided in spear-throwing before the widespread use of the bow and arrow, and has been used by hunters as early as the Middle Paleolithic era. Bison Fest happened once before, a few years ago, but the recent renaming of Tatawaw Park prompted an interest in exploring the rich history of the area, which was home to a large portion of the Lakota Nation in the late 1800s to early 1930s. “Oral and archaeological history goes back 10,000 years,” said Pickering. “We’re just demonstrating and showing people what is there and what could be.” Bison Fest will take place on Aug. 10, from 1-4pm, in Tatawaw Park. Admission is free, and attendees are to follow the signs using the 9th Ave SW entrance.

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The provincial Transitional Employment Allowance (TEA) program is supposed to provide financial assistance to people who are unemployed, but Vincent Charest believes it is broken and needs fixing. Charest, 21, moved to Saskatchewan from Ontario with his girlfriend a year ago and applied for the program this past May. He joined two weeks later and things seemed to go well, but his first cheque had the wrong name on it. “After that, it was a complete (crap show) from there on,” he chuckled. Charest lives in Moose Jaw, but the call centre is in Regina, so most business with TEA officials was conducted by phone and fax. Officials began playing games that kept him from receiving his money, including asking him four times for paperwork, Charest recalled. He would send it in by fax and would then be told three days later the paperwork hadn’t arrived. He doesn’t believe that since the fax machine confirmed each time it had gone through. Program staff finally told him he was ineligible to participate since his girlfriend worked part-time — she made barely enough to support herself, let alone him, Charest noted — and her paycheque should cover both of them. “The entire time, all of these women are on the phone with me and they are being the most condescending people in the world to me,” continued Charest, who

felt insulted by the call centre’s comments. What’s worse, he waited on hold for two hours every time he called, while it was two more months before he saw another cheque. Program staff at the Moose Jaw office were better in comparison, he added. The Ministry of Social Services was unable to speak to Charest’s case specifically, nor could a ministry official speak in an interview. However, a spokeswoman provided a statement to the Moose Jaw Express about the process. Ministry staff works with applicants to determine their service and income-support needs, the statement said. All applicants must provide information about their income, assets and needs, which prevents delays in initial benefits being issued. If clients need help completing paperwork, they can call the client service centre or visit their local office. If a benefit payment is issued incorrectly, the ministry works with clients to make the necessary changes and reissue the benefit immediately. Charest says Saskatchewan’s TEA program is “very, very outdated and broken.” He doesn’t believe call centre staff care about the people since they seem to want to get rid of callers quickly. “I want someone to care about it … ,” he chuckled. “If nobody cares about it, nothing is ever going to happen.” He compared his employment assistance

The Ministry of Social Services office is located at 36 Athabasca Street West. Photo by Jason G. Antonio experience in Saskatchewan with that in Ontario, where a year ago, he received his first cheque and the help of a social worker 48 hours after registering with the program. His social worker later helped him find a job. Charest’s social worker in Moose Jaw barely helped him, he said. He visited the Moose Jaw office every Wednesday for employment training but didn’t receive much help. Office staff handed him job printouts from, but he had already applied for those or reviewed them at home. “I’m lucky enough I don’t need the TEA program now … ,” he continued, adding he is joining the Canadian Armed Forces.

“(However), I feel so bad for the people on the program.” The ministry is phasing out TEA and replacing it with the Saskatchewan Income Support (SIS) program, which focuses on helping people overcome their challenges and moving them to employment or participation in their communities, said the statement. Using a new approach called motivational interviewing, staff works with clients to make positive decisions, manage their benefits and accomplish their goals. SIS also includes increased earned income exemptions so clients can keep more of what they earn before their benefits are reduced.

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Video shot in Moose Jaw could become a national winner; need your votes Moose Jaw Express Staff

A video that a Saskatoon family recorded while taking a road trip in and around Moose Jaw has been entered into a national contest that Chevrolet is hosting. The Malin family was recently sent on a road trip as part of Chevrolet’s Most Road-Trippable Town in Canada contest. During the campaign the family showcased some of the best sites and attractions of the area; that video is now in the running for the contest title. If the one-minute video wins, Chevrolet would make a donation to Moose Jaw in the family’s name, while the Malins would win a Chevy Traverse. The video is one of nine in the contest. If the Malins’ video receives the most views, Moose Jaw would have a chance to be named the

most road-trippable town in Canada. Voting goes until Sunday, Aug. 11. To see the video and to vote on it, visit en/roadtrips. “We had an awesome time and there was so much to share with the country about our little corner of the world,” said Daria Malin in an email. Throughout the campaign, the family posted updates to its Facebook and Instagram pages, which can be found at or on Instagram at @dariacmalin. “It would be so awesome to get Moose Jaw and area residents around this and get the city and province recognized across the country as an amazing place to visit,” Malin added.

Low-cost shuttle service starts rolling in Gravelbourg Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

For residents of Gravelbourg and area who need a ride to Regina or Moose Jaw for medical appointments, a new transportation service has sprung up to meet their needs. he Gravelbourg Cares Shuttle Service hit the road at the beginning of July and makes weekly trips to Moose Jaw and Regina for people of all ages — but particularly seniors — who require medical or wellness services not found in the community. Occasional trips are also made to Assiniboia or Swift Current if a driver is available. A celebration of the launch took place at the town office in mid-July, with residents, sponsors, dignitaries, volunteers and donors in attendance. The Gravelbourg Cares Shuttle Service Inc. can be found on Facebook. “We’re very happy to have it off the ground,” said Linda Roberts, a director with the charitable organization that oversees the service. “Our launch was almost exactly one year since we started working on it. So it was a pretty intense.” “It’s awesome,” echoed Mayor Robert Bowler. “It will be a good thing (not only) for seniors, but everybody (including youths). It will give people a reason to stay in town.” The shuttle idea came from Roberts and her husband Brian, she explained. They moved to Gravelbourg 10 years ago and grew to love the town. They found that the community was well-served with the necessary medical personnel — including three doctors, a dentist, chiropractor and massage therapist — but they were

Bryan McBean, Lynn Holmes, Betty Hawkins and Linda Roberts pose with the shuttle service’s new van. Photo courtesy Facebook always referred to Moose Jaw or Regina to see specialists. They wanted to continue living within the small-town atmosphere and didn’t want to move to the big city as they aged, she continued. The only thing they thought was missing from the community was transportation to their medical appointments. Roberts approached another resident, Lynn Holmes, about starting up a shuttle service and the latter jumped on board. They then recruited Betty Hawkins; all three became directors of the developing

organization. They first gauged community interest during the annual summer solstice festival in June 2018. They set up a booth and asked who would use the service. They received more than 100 signatures in a couple of hours before packing up because of rain. The women then started working on a possible shuttle service. A month later, they became an incorporated non-profit; they will soon become a registered charity. The directors found 10 drivers with ex-

perience, including retired emergency personnel and former long-haul truckers. They also recruited four volunteer dispatchers, a retired lawyer for the legal work and an accountant for bookkeeping. Moose Jaw’s Knight Ford Lincoln helped the organization find a van by purchasing a 2017 Ford transit van for it from an auction. Roberts, Holmes and Hawkins made several presentations to service clubs, businesses, groups, residents and town council to acquire funding. The town, Nutrien Ag Solutions, B&A Petroleum and the Gravelbourg Lions Club became the main sponsors. The shuttle service doesn’t charge a fee since that would make it a taxi service, she stated. Instead, passengers are encouraged to make a $40 donation for a round-trip to Moose Jaw and a $50 donation for a round-trip to Regina. Ten people have ridden the shuttle since July 1, but this was expected since the organization planned to start slow to work out any kinks, Roberts explained. Organizers are now booking rides for August, while they expect operations to hit full speed in September. They will assess the service’s performance in October. The shut-down of the Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC) did have some effect on the town, but not as badly as in other communities, Roberts added. When it shut down in May 2017, the bus was coming only once a week. While it did have some passenger service, municipal businesses were mostly using it to send and receive products.

Workers wanted to build wind farm near Assiniboia Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Renewable energy company Borea Construction was in Moose Jaw recently hoping to recruit a few good tradesmen to build a new wind turbine farm in Assiniboia and help power the future. The Canadian wind-and-solar firm held a job fair on July 29 at the Career and Employment Services office on Ross Street West, with the goal of hiring 75 construction workers to assist with the first phase of the project, explained Justine Kellenny, human resources co-ordinator for Borea. Construction is set to begin this August and continued until December 2020. On behalf of SaskPower, Borea plans to build a 50-turbine wind farm near Assiniboia that can produce 200 megawatts; this can power 90,000 homes. Borea intends to lay the foundation for 25 wind turbines this year and construct the necessary road infrastructure, and then lay another 25 foundations next year while also installing the actual wind turbines. “We bid for the project and we just got it,” said Kellenny. “Because we’re the best,” Mario Boutin, general superintendent, added with a chuckle. “We are the leader right now, so we have built 30 per cent of all the renewable market in Canada,” Kellenny

Borea Construction’s Justine Kellenny, HR co-ordinator, Jeremy Walsh, site manager, and Abby Toledo, recruiter, review some of the applications they received during a job fair in Moose Jaw on July 29. Photo by Jason G. Antonio continued. The company — which has offices in British Columbia, Quebec, Calgary and Toronto — was founded in 2007 and has been building wind farms since then. “We have a lot of experience in that,” she added. Borea wants to recruit 75 workers this year to help with

phase 1 and then double that number to 150 for phase 2 in 2020. The company is particularly interested in hiring people who have experience with concrete and building road infrastructure. The company is also willing to train people to perform this work. “As long as guys like to work long hours and come back every morning,” Kellenny said. “It’s a construction site, so we have deadlines and we have to deliver, so we’re working a lot.” Borea is also holding career fairs in other communities in the area, she continued. The goal is to hire 75 per cent of the project’s workforce from within a 100-kilometre radius of Assiniboia and recruit as many local people as possible; the company is also looking for employees in Regina. “We are proud of what we do,” added Kellenny. “When you drive around and you see all the sites that you’ve been a part of, whether it’s the turbines or solar panels, it’s really a promise to be proud of that.” If people are interested in applying for a job with Borea Construction on this wind turbine project, they can email Information about the company can also be found at

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From The Kitchen

Wo r n b l a c k b i n de r c o nt a i n s m e m o r ie s, o ld re c i p e s By Joyce Walter For Moose Jaw Express

The black binder was taped with masking tape that had through baking, sprinkle top with a light dusting of cinnadried out with age. mon sugar. Some of the recipes inside had come away from the pag- • • • es where they had been glued according to categories. Bunburgers But it was a treasure I thought had been lost: one of my 2/3 cup undiluted Carnation evaporated milk Mother’s binders of her favourite recipes —and thus 1 egg some of mine as well. Some new strips of tape will keep 1 1/2 lbs. ground beef 1/2 cup fine cracker crumbs the binder’s covers in place for future cooking forays. 1 1/2 tsps. salt ••• 1/4 tsp. pepper Mock Cherry Pie 1 tsp. dry mustard 1 1/2 cups cranberries 1/4 cup finely chopped onion 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup finely chopped green pepper 1 1/2 cups raisins 12 slices cheese 1 1/2 tsps. quick cooking tapioca 6 hamburger buns, sliced in half 1/8 tsp. salt Mix all ingredients except cheese and buns. Form meat 1 tbsp. butter mixture into 12 thin patties (about 1/3 cup each). Place 1/2 tsp. almond flavouring each patty on half hamburger bun, covering to all edges. pastry for 9 inch pie Mix the cranberries which have been chopped with the Press down lightly. raisins. Add in tapioca, sugar and salt. Line a pie plate with Place buns on a broiler pan. Broil about 5 minutes with pastry and fill with the fruit mixture. Sprinkle with almond pan 6-7 inches from heat. Towards end of time top each burger with a cheese slice. Broil until cheese bubbles, flavouring, dot with butter – then top with vented pastry. CONNECT HEARING HEARING STUDY SUMMER 2019 Bake in a fairly hot oven for 10 minutes then reduce heat about 2 minutes. Serve while hot. 4.85” × 10” to moderate and bake about 25 minutes longer. Halfway Note: If preferred, the meat mixture may be used as a meat

loaf. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 1 hour. Remove from oven, top with cheese slices and let stand about 10 minutes before slicing. ••• Corn Fritters 1/2 cup milk 2 cups corn kernels 2 cups flour 1 tsp. salt 1/3 tsp. pepper 3 tsps. baking powder 1 tbsp. melted butter 2 eggs Add milk to corn. Mix dry ingredients and add to corn. Beat eggs with melted butter and add to mixture. In a deep fryer, heat cooking oil to 375 degrees F. Drop dough by spoonful into hot fat. Cook until browned on both sides. Use a slotted spoon to remove from oil. Place on paper-towel lined plate. Serve hot with chokecherry syrup. Fritters may be frozen and heated through in a warm oven. Joyce Walter can be reached at

Participants required for a major national hearing study. Connect Hearing and Professor Mark Fenske at the University of Guelph are seeking participants for a hearing study that investigates factors that can influence better hearing. The test will take approximately 60 minutes. Participants must: • Be over 50 years of age • Have never worn hearing aids • Have not had a hearing test in the last 24 months Why Participate? It is estimated that 46% of people aged 45 to 87 have some degree of hearing loss*. By taking part in this hearing study you’ll be playing an important part in determining the key factors around identifying hearing loss and what influences the decision to seek information.

You can register to be a part of this major new hearing study † by calling: 1.888.242.4892 or visiting *Wingfield, A., Tun, P. A., & McCoy, S. L. (2005). Hearing Loss in Older Adulthood: What It Is and How It Interacts With Cognitive Performance. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 14(3), 144–148. † Study participants must be over 50 years of age and have never worn hearing aids. No fees and no purchase necessary. Registered under the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC. VAC, WCB accepted. 1. Cruickshanks, K. L., Wiley, T. L., Tweed, T. S., Klein, B. E. K., Klein, R, Mares-Perlman, J. A., & Nondahl, D. M. (1998). Prevalence of Hearing Loss in Older Adults in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin: The Epidemiology of Hearing Loss Study. Am. J. Epidemiol. 148 (9), 879-886. 2. National Institutes of Health. (2010).

Garbage pickup finally rolling again after breakdown of machines Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

An aging fleet of garbage trucks with mechanical problems led to a disruption in garbage collection recently, but the City of Moose Jaw says they have worked to get the machines rolling again. The public works department operates four automatic trucks and one manual truck to pick up refuse in the municipality, explained Jesse Watamanuk, public works supervisor. The fleet is 10 years old, which might not seem that bad, but as garbage trucks they have seen plenty of use in that time. In fact, each machine has probably done two million pickups during the last decade, which means they have dumped garbage that many times as well, he continued. This affects all sections of the machine, including the chassis, engine and other components. “These things are so old, and they’re all starting to go at the same time, so problems seem to spiral,” Watamanuk said. “We can only do so much maintenance before we see the wear and tear.” One garbage truck was already in the shop for repairs when two other machines went down around July 22. This forced the public works department to re-arrange the days when garbage was collected. However, the department managed to get the machines back on the streets and pick up garbage throughout most of the municipality. “Everything’s looking OK, knock on wood,” chuckled Watamanuk. “We’re hoping we don’t have any more interruptions to service, because that’s the last thing we want to do is have service-level interruptions. We just want to maintain our scope of work and try to get that completed every week.” New garbage trucks are coming to the public works fleet in likely a year. Watamanuk explained that city council approved the purchase of new machines during this year’s budget discussions. However, it will take six to eight months to receive new trucks since they have to be custom built from the ground up. Unlike used vehicles, there are usually no garbage trucks sitting on a lot waiting to be purchased. For more information about waste collection, visit the City of Moose Jaw’s website at Watamanuk reminds residents that Moose Jaw’s hazardous household waste day takes place Saturday, Aug. 24 at the public works yard on 1010 High Street West. He encourages everyone to bring their household waste to the yard for disposal instead of dumping the items in the landfill.

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Real life has no rewind button by Dr. Steven Heidinger, Moose Jaw Chiropractor My kids have been in organized sports for the last 10 years or so. Basketball, hockey, baseball, volleyball, football. For 10 years, my wife and I have sat through hundreds of games, practices, parent meetings, “team-bonding” events and wind-ups. For the most part it has all been enjoyable…for the most part. There have been times when our kids were less than excited to go to a football practice in the rain, or an early ice time in the middle of January, but it usually didn’t take more than a nudge with a, “I’m not doing this for me, you know!” guilt comment or, “If you really don’t want

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to go, we can just pull you out for the rest of the season” warning that changed their attitude in a hurry. What we won’t do for our kids. However sometimes, parents act like it’s more about them than the kids. If you are a hockey parent, you probably know about the 24-hour rule. To me this is the best…rule…ever. Occasionally things don’t go the way you want them to go. Occasionally another kid hurts your kid. Occasionally a ref makes a mistake. Occasionally some of us had a bad day prior to our kid’s game. And there may be the occasion that we want to yell at someone; a ref, a coach, a kid, a board member, the guy at the concession, or even another parent. More often than not, there is regret the very next day. Hence the 24-hour rule. Forbes magazine describes this as a self-imposed 24hour waiting period, taking this opportunity to let the dust settle and gain perspective on whatever it is that’s vexing us. Anger is bad enough as it has its own health consequences with increased blood pressure and heart rate, adrenaline and cortisol (stress hormone) release, digestive imbalance and risk of stroke. But what may

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add to this is the feeling of regret and potential for embarrassment. Regretful feelings have been shown to be a detriment to one’s health as well, as it weakens the immune system, alters hormones and stresses the cardiovascular system. While it’s just one day, 24 hours can make a world of difference in gaining perspective. Wait until the day after a horrible round of golf before you decide to sell those clubs on eBay. Hold off on storming into your boss’s office to see if you feel the same anger the next morning. Go ahead and write that potentially hurtful email but wait until tomorrow to press “send”. Maybe you’ll just end up deleting it rather than regretting it. Anger management is a skill that comes natural for some and for others must be learned and practiced. The 24hour rule is a wonderful tool to help navigate ourselves through this busy and potentially stressful world. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.

Model farmstead from Melville on display at museum The model of a Melville district farmstead has found a home at the Sukanen Ship Pioneer Village and Museum. The one-half inch scale size model of nine buildings on the Miller homestead 10 miles southeast of Melville was painstakingly built over decades by Walter Miller. Several museums wouldn’t take the model for display but Sukanen Ship Museum displays it in the Kampen Hall concession building.

By Ron Walter - For Moose Jaw Express The model replicates nine buildings One of the outbuildings was also made erected over the years on the 1903 home- of stone. “I don’t know how long it took me,” said stead settled by Miller’s father George. Farm buildings include a stone-walled Miller, 88, who was visiting the museum barn, house in two parts, blacksmith for Family Day. shop, grain bins, ice house, chop house, Shingles and wood siding were made smoke house and chicken coop. from three-quarter inch wood pieces he The barn was 72 feet long, 32 feet wide cut from wood plugs used on railway ties. and 32 feet high. An addition was put on the original house. “They moved the second part of the house in from somewhere else,” Walter Miller said.

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With one-quarter of the hay crop baled, yields are well below normal, according to the weekly Saskatchewan Agriculture crop report. Hay yields for dry land alfalfa are running around .9 tonnes per acre compared with the

eight-year average of 1.4 tonnes. Alfalfa/brome hay is averaging one tonne an acre compared with 1.5 long-term, while other hay is at .7 tonnes, almost half the average 1.2 tonnes. Most producers don’t expect a second hay cut. A shortage of hay is anticipated. The hay quality varies with only four per cent excellent, 47 per cent good, 32 per cent fair and 17 per cent poor. In the Moose Jaw/Regina-Weyburn region hay quality is 56 per cent good, 35 per cent fair and nine per cent poor. In the southwest hay quality is 55 per cent good, 25 per cent fair and 17 per cent poor. Topsoil moisture on crop land is 87 per cent adequate or better but a large portion of crops are still behind normal development with 44 per cent of oilseeds, 31 per cent of spring cereals, and 29 per cent of pulses behind the potential frost ball.

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Landowner refuses to pay taxes due to property’s assessment value Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Property owner Harold Berg has not paid taxes in two years on land he owns since he believes it is not worth as much as a provincial agency says it is. Berg is having a dispute with the Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency (SAMA) over property he possesses at 591 Skeena Street. A Quonset hut — built to store farm machinery — that lacks plumbing and is crumbling is the only building on the 100-foot-by50-foot lot. For years the property had an appraised value of $87,000, while he paid about $1,300 a year in taxes. Reassessment increases property value That all changed in 2017 when SAMA increased the assessed value of his property to $231,600. This, Berg told the Moose Jaw Express, is an increase of more than 265 per cent. He disagrees with this valuation. “Oh terribly,’s ridiculous,” he said. His property taxes also increased threefold to about $4,000 a year. He has not paid those taxes for the last two years, so he now owes more than $9,000. He doesn’t plan on paying since he figures that’s the only way to get SAMA’s at-


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resentative visit his property in 2017 to see the building’s condition, but they allegedly refused. He wanted his problem to be known since he believes SAMA — an agency of the provincial government — is using “extortion tactics.” He also wants a reduction in his property assessment. SAMA responds The SAMA office in Moose Jaw has spoken with Berg eight times in the last two years, explained office manager Nancy Wollner, while she recently spoke to him for an hour to discuss how the assessment process works. “I explained it to him,” she said. “He said, ‘I’m right and you’re wrong.’ There just seems to be a lack of understanding about the process in this province … . It is complicated.” Berg came to the office in 2017, but only after the opportunity to appeal had closed, Wollner said. He spoke with a senior appraiser, who explained how mass appraisal works and how they arrived at his property’s value. The senior appraiser told Berg to call the City of Moose Jaw in 2018 so he could appeal to the board of revision. However, the SAMA office learned Berg did not appeal in 2018 or 2019. SAMA reassesses properties in Saskatchewan every four years based on market data, so Jan. 1, 2017 was the base date when the reassessments happened, explained Wollner. However, there is usually a two-year lag in information, which means the adjusted values were based on the sales of properties as of Jan. 1, 2015. This means SAMA used the sales of properties and rental information from landowners from 2011 to 2015 as market data to determine the property values. Therefore, the change in Berg’s property value was based on the change in market value from 2011 to 2015, she added. The next reassessment period is in 2021; that will be based on data from Jan. 1, 2019. “I know he thanked me. He said I was the only one who listened to him, but he just doesn’t like his value … ,” Wollner

said. “We’re very comfortable with the value that we have on Quonsets, (which) went up a lot in that last year’s four-year cycle.” Renting a Quonset hut Berg was renting out half the Quonset hut for $710 a month — he uses the other side for storage — but increased the rent to $750 a month to compensate for the increase in property taxes, he explained. “The building is not worth any more than what I’m paying,” he continued, adding it is horrible to heat and the asphalt floor is crumbling. “I offered to sell it to any of them for 50 per cent of the appraised value. No takers,” said Berg with a hint of sarcasm. “The building never was — never will be — worth that kind of money. At least not in my lifetime.” Appeals process “I know that he’s saying he’s renting (the Quonset) for lower than everybody else, but lawfully, we can’t just take his own data and value his own property. We have to use everything that we’ve collected,” said Wollner. “And then we look at that and compare to what they’re selling for.” SAMA officials attempted several times to meet with Berg to inspect his property, but it was difficult, she continued. Both parties recently agreed to meet next month to inspect the property. “I don’t know what more I can say to him,” Wollner said. “From my perspective, he just doesn’t believe the property is worth the value we have on it … . He really should go through this appeals process.” If he doesn’t like the board of revision’s verdict, Berg can appeal to the province, and if necessary, to the court of appeal. All SAMA appraisers across the province — whether in Moose Jaw or Saskatoon — are bound by the same laws the provincial government lays out, said Wollner. Everyone who owns a Quonset hut in Saskatchewan — there are 50 such buildings in Moose Jaw — is affected the same way. The data is based on four years of sales of that particular building. Real estate valuations Berg pointed out it was only SAMA that seemed to observe the rise in property values. He attempted to have a friend who is a real estate agent list his Quonset hut at SAMA’s assessed value. His friend refused, saying he did not want his name associated with the price of the building and the property. Other real estate agents with whom Berg spoke say the building is worth roughly $100,000, which is about fair market price. “SAMA is the only ones in Moose Jaw that insist … their assessment should stand,” he added. “It’s immaterial how they arrived at (the value). (Their) system is flawed … . It does not work on this building in this case.”

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Brickspo: Thousands take in two days of all things Lego at Western Development Museum In between his time organizing and planning the 2019 edition of Brickspo, Regina’s Ray Morton also just happens to be a pretty good Lego designer himself. Morton had several creations on display during the annual celebration of the tiny building blocks at the Western Development Museum, and while they weren’t the expansive and sometimes breathtaking scenes put together by others, the intricacy of his work was most certainly on display. “There’s always some trial and error. I’m an engineering technologist so I have a bit of a mechanical background,” Morton said in explaining his work. “There are some limitations with Lego, and it’s a challenge to meet and exceed those limitations and build the most interesting things possible.” For himself, that often involves the addition of motors to his builds, with impressive results. Take the ‘injured’ Star Wars AT-AT walker that rocked back and forth in pain holding its knee, for example. “That’s right from pop culture and Family Guy,” Morton said. “Sometimes I’ll just see something and be inspired, and I saw the Lego set for it and I thought ‘there has to be a way to put a motor in this’. Turns out there was and it turned out pretty well.” Or The Tripod, depicting a scene from War of the Worlds, complete with a proximity sensor that brought the machine to life if anyone came near. “We actually had a build contest where it had to be something involving the number three, and tripod is three legs, so throw a motor in it and a sensor and scare the kids,” Morton said with a laugh. And the most intricate of all, a mock-up of the scene from Spiderman: Homecoming where Peter Parker literally walks

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A set of mini-scenes depicting a movie studio tour included the final fight between Daniel Larusso and Johnny Lawrence from The Karate Kid.

May the Forest Be With You by the Saskatchewan Lego Users Group. vertically around his room. “The idea for the layout that was pitched is that you’re driving through a scene that’s being filmed, and my options were pretty limited,” Morton explained. “I was thinking I could do a helicopter or airplane scene, but that day I watched Spiderman and Peter Parker was going around his room, so I was wondering how they did that. And (the build) is how they did that. They actually rotated the room and Peter walks on the wall, the ceiling and floor.” In addition to Morton’s smaller works, Brickspo patrons could also check out expansive Star Wars displays from The Empire Strikes Back and The Clone Wars, a fully detailed build of a large city neighbourhood, large-scale scenes from various fantasy movies and even detailed pieces of artwork, including 3D portraits of Stan Lee and the Dali Lama by prolific Lego artist Jim Jo. And, of course, Trevor Lien’s always-popular Rube Goldberg machine, The Great Ball Contraption. “With Lego, the sky is the limit, and builder will usually build what they know or something they’re passionate about, spaceships and whatnot,” Morton said. “And we had some guys who do just mosaics, so you see a lot of that in the arts section… It’s a well-rounded group of builders so we try to put on a well-rounded show with a bit of everything.” There’s no question the entire event is wildly popular – a steady stream of pa-

trons flowed through the WDM doors throughout the two days Saturday and Sunday, with attendance figures expected to be well into the thousands by the time all is said, done and counted up. “So far it’s been very successful, everyone has been happy,” Morton said as things wrapped up during Saturday’s show. “We made a couple of changes this year, we spread out through the museum and it’s been beneficial for people looking at the displays because the crowds aren’t show bunched up anymore. So, it’s been a lot of fun.”

Caleb Flutur had a host of steampunk insect builds, including Steampunk Mosquito.

The Battle of Geonosis from The Clone Wars was depicted in this build by Kevin Lariviere.

“Hisssss…. aahhhhh …. hisssss …. ahhhhhh”. Ray Morton’s Family Guy-inspired motorized AT-AT walker was one of the funnier builds.

You could even check out an impressive big city build compete with a train in It’s a City! by Trent Redekopp.

These three-dimensional portraits of the Dali Lama and Stan Lee by Jim Jo drew plenty of attention.

There were plenty of unique fantasy scenes, like Is It Really a G? by Christine Wilkinson.

Proximity sensors had this War of the Worlds tripod by Ray Morton surge to life any time anyone got close. No word on what happened to the hunters.

It wouldn’t be Brickspo without some builds from Firefly on hand, with Kaylee’s bunk from the Serenity a design by Lorelie Deroose.

The combined talents of Lorelie Deroose, Melissa Meyer and Jason Meyer created this expansive Bedrock townscape from The Flintstones.

One of the more intricate builds of the show came from the mini movie studio tour and this ‘how was it done’ mockup of Peter Parker’s room from Spiderman: Homecoming by Ray Morton.

The table of car builds featured a wide variety of vehicles.

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City Hall Council Notes Report shows status of economic health of Moose Jaw in 2018 Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

A report about the 2018 audited financial statements gave city council a good idea of the economic health and vitality of the municipality, while it also generated concerns for a few councillors. City administration presented the 2018 audited financial statements during council’s July 22 regular meeting. Council voted unanimously to approve the report, while it also voted in favour to have administration provide another report to answer councillors’ questions. Coun. Chris Warren was absent. The report has been posted to the City of Moose Jaw’s webpage. Landfill reserves The amount of money in the landfill closure reserve at the end of last year was more than $9.7 million, compared to $8.8 million two years ago. However, no money was set aside last year in the landfill replacement reserve, compared to $948,517 two years ago. This caught the eye of Coun. Scott McMann, who wondered if the $948,517 was added into the closure costs and if a landfill replacement reserve should be re-established. Finance director Brian Acker will have to answer that question when he returns from vacation, said city manag-

er Jim Puffalt, along with McMann’s followup question about curbside garbage pickup fees. An important document “I’m certainly not happy that we can’t have our questions answered this evening. As Coun. McMann indicated, it is an important document,â€? said deputy mayor Coun. Dawn Luhning. Luhning didn’t think it was wise to table the report, but thought a followup document with answers was appropriate. Long-term debt Moose Jaw’s long-term debt at the end of last year was $63.6 million, which was an increase of $30 million after the municipality borrowed money to fund the Buffalo Pound transmission line and improve municipal reservoirs. It is unfortunate that there is debt, said Coun. Heather Eby. But it’s probably better to have debt and a home than to have no debt and no assets. Furthermore, simply because an organization has no debt does not mean it is moving forward. “Our debt limit is high, but we are doing work and we are seeing progress in things that need to be done ‌ ,â€? she added. “I’m OK with where it’s at.â€? Projects such as the Buffalo Pound transmission line are generational, so

hopefully this won’t be seen again, said Coun. Crystal Froese. Taking out a loan to upgrade the reservoirs also ensures Moose Jaw has water security. Taxation statistics Taxation revenue per capita is “a totally irrelevant statistic,� since it “produces the misleading notion that Moose Jaw has low taxes,� said Coun. Brian Swanson. A report from city administration indicated Moose Jaw had the lowest taxes paid per resident last year compared to four other cities in Saskatchewan. Based on municipal taxation of more than $27.9 million and a population of 33,890, the taxation per capita was $824.23. However, if investment earnings were factored in, that taxation decreased to $112.05 per resident. Moose Jaw does not collect taxes on a per capita basis; it collects taxes on assessed property values, said Swanson. When fewer taxes are collected compared to other municipalities, it’s because there are properties in Moose Jaw that have lower assessment values and because Moose Jaw has a smaller tax base. “It actually proves the opposite of what is attempted to be shown by a statistic,� he added. Economic vitality

Swanson turned his attention to a section in the report that highlighted revenue and expense areas that did not meet budget, saying these areas show how economically healthy Moose Jaw is or should be. Some of those line items included: • Municipal taxation for 2018 was budgeted at $27.9 million, but came in under budget by $613,822 • Licences and permits revenue was budgeted for $1.47 million, but was under budget by $213,506 due to parking meter revenues being in lower than expected • Law enforcement revenues was budgeted at $1.1 million but came in over budget by $273,426 due to more policing services and provincial funding revenues. • Fines and penalties revenue were budgeted for $1.8 million but came in $482,369 over budget due to revenues from automatic speed enforcement cameras being higher than estimated Swanson added there is nothing so far this year to indicate these areas will turn around and improve the economic health of the municipality. The next regular meeting is Aug. 12.

Council gives initial approval to several bylaw amendments Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

City council has approved a re-worded Official Community Plan amendment bylaw after the Ministry of Government Relations indicated the bylaw would only be official once the minister OKed it. Council voted 6-0 to accept the revised amendment bylaw during its July 22 regular meeting. Coun. Chris Warren was absent. Amending the bylaw meant deleting the phrase, “This bylaw comes into force on the day of passage,� and replacing it with, “This bylaw comes into force on the date of approval by the minister of Government Relations.� This is the type of technical wording the ministry required before the bylaw could be official, a city administration report explained. The purpose of the original bylaw was to amend the Future Land Use Concept map. The amendment to the bylaw was to accommodate the redevelopment

of the former Union Hospital property for mixed residential and commercial use. The map identifies this location for long-term community service use. The map had to be amended to allow for the rezoning of the area. Other bylaws Council also gave first and second readings to four other proposed bylaws, but since Coun. Brian Swanson voted against each one, all four will have to come back for final approval at a future council meeting. The proposed zoning bylaw amendment suggested generic amendments to this policy, including formatting, correcting of conflicting information and errors, and clarification, a report from city administration said. The amendments are intended to make the bylaw more user friendly and aligned with current practice and interpretation. The proposed planning fee bylaw amendment would

incorporate and update sign permit fees from the repealed sign bylaw amendment into the planning fee bylaw. The fees have been adjusted to more accurately represent the administrative costs for sign permit reviews. A bylaw to repeal the sign bylaw was also presented, with all relevant content from this bylaw being added to the zoning bylaw. Proposed changes to the city administration bylaw amendment would provide specific guidelines around the City of Moose Jaw’s budgeting principles and processes. This policy would form a framework for the annual development, presentation and approval of the operating, capital and equipment budgets. The next regular council meeting is Aug. 12.

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Parkinson fundraiser walk registration underway Larissa Kurz

Team Molde, here at the first Parkinson SuperWalk in Moose Jaw in 2016. (supplied)

Parkinson’s walk 2016: This is the third year of the walk in Moose Jaw, and the 29th year of the walk nationally. (supplied)

For the third year, the Parkinson SuperWalk will be returning to Wakamow Valley, joining the six other walks that are taking place across the province to put a spotlight on those affected by Parkinson disease. Parkinson Canada puts on the walks nationwide, and all of the proceeds raised are put towards the various research, support, and education projects involved with the organization. Michelle Carlson, representative from Parkinson Canada, said the national fundraiser has raised over $38 million in the 29 years it’s been going, and Moose Jaw’s walk brought in over $18,000 last year alone. This year’s walk is hoping to keep up the good work, with the usual 2km route planned for Sept. 7 beginning at the Kinsmen-Wellesley Pavilion. Registration is already open online, for both teams and individual walkers. Carlson encourages people to get involved — whether it’s

by walking or donating, the cause is worth the effort. “We’re finding that when an event like this happens. . . those that are living with the disease, who aren’t aware, are finding out that they aren’t alone and they have support to help them through their journey with Parkinson’s,” said Carlson. As part of the walk’s promotion this year, Parkinson Canada is highlighting a local hero for each walk. In Moose Jaw, that local hero is Richard Molde, who was diagnosed in 2000 and has been a participant in the walk since its inaugural event in 2016. Molde joined the support group in this area in 2013, and has since been chosen as the group’s representative because of his determination and positive attitude. Team Molde raised $3,000 for the SuperWalk last year, and hosts their own fundraiser to garner support for the walk: Pedal for Parkinson, a barbecue and timed bike race.

The SuperWalk is always a success, no matter what the total funds raised are, because it offers a sense of camaraderie and companionship for those who participate. In Canada, 25 people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s every day, and more than 100,000 people are affected by the disease. To register for the walk, head online to and fill out the form to begin collecting donations. Carlson even noted that in past years, people who couldn’t make it on walk day have still signed up, raised money and walked from wherever they were. “We need to fundraise to find a cure, we can’t do it without that, we need to fund research,” said Carlson. “We’re always trying to raise more awareness, more dollars.” More information about Parkinson Canada is available on their website or by calling their toll-free line at 1 (800) 565-3000.

Parkinson’s Local Hero making an impact on community Larissa Kurz

Richard Molde was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease almost 20 years ago, and his journey has led him and the entirety of Team Molde to become an important part of the local support network. Richard is a pioneer who took part in a Parkinson’s study for around 6 or 7 years, as he was a prime candidate with no other health issues besides the degenerative disease. Parkinson’s is a difficult disease to live with for many, and it is Richard’s incredible strength and perseverance that made him such a role model at the local support group. He joined the group back in 2013 when it formed, eventually being named the Support Group Hero for his unrelenting positive attitude and his willingness to help others deal with what they are going through. “When they’re all coming into the group, afraid of the future, they were looking to Richard,” said Bev Molde, Richard’s wife. “He’s an example of what you can do if you try hard enough, don’t give in.” Now, Richard has been chosen to be the familiar face to promote this year’s Parkinson’s SuperWalk, as Moose Jaw’s Local Hero. It’s thanks to the lasting impression he’s left on so many others that his incredible efforts are being spotlighted in this way. Team Molde — and that includes children, grandchildren, cousins, and friends of Bev and Richard’s — has taken an active role in the fight for a cure, lending all of their voices and efforts to some impressive fundraising each year. Since the first SuperWalk in 2016, the Molde family has taken part in raising money for Parkinson’s research ev-

The Molde family poses for a photo, boasting the custom t-shirts they had made for their fundraiser. (supplied)

Richard and Bev Molde (middle and left) at the inaugural Pedal for Parkinson’s fundraiser. (supplied)

ery year by signing up as a team for the walk. Then, in 2017, they took their efforts one step further with their own fundraiser event. Pedal for Parkinson’s now takes place each year at the family’s cabin out in Palliser Regional Park. The family puts on an afternoon of bike races — that get somewhat competitive between the cousins, Bev laughs, but it’s all in good fun — and invites the public to come out, offer a donation of any amount they choose, and enjoy a barbecue supper. They usually see between 50 and 70 people show up to the event. Every donation collected goes directly to Parkinson’s research, presented to Parkinson Canada at the SuperWalk each year. The Moldes hosted Pedal for Parkinson’s again this year

on July 27 at Palliser Regional Park. Although Richard now resides in Providence Place, he was hoping to be at the races this year. Team Molde invites everyone to stop by the SuperWalk in Moose Jaw on Sept. 7 and get involved with the cause. “Just come out, see what it’s all about, be a part of it,” said Bev. Between family and their friends, Team Molde has amassed many impressive donations over the years. Bev finds that people always really step up to the plate to help their cause. “People are wonderful. Everybody has somebody with Parkinson’s, if you talk to them,” said Bev.

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Ernie Moser to be inducted into Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame

Ernie Moser will be inducted into the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame during the 35th annual induction on Saturday, Aug. 17, in Battleford, Sask. Fergi Jenkins, the first and only Canadian to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, New York, will be the special guest speaker. Call 306-446-1983 for tickets. It was 1967 when young Ernie Moser pitched the final game of the Sask-Alta Baseball League Championship, defeating their arch rivals, the Leader Barons, on their home soil. He also hit a home run to help his own cause. This was the Mendham Monarchs’ first League Championship. Ernie also played some tournament ball with a number of Saskatchewan Major League teams, the most memorable being the 1968 Lacombe tournament when he was the winning pitcher in the final game for Moose Jaw. Along with pitching, Ernie played third base and was a dangerous batter. Having great control, he seldom walked anyone. A flick of his glove meant that he would throw the ball with caution so the batter could hit it. He was great

Ernie Moser at working the corners and staying ahead in the count. He possessed a great pick-off move to third base at crucial points in the game. When playing and managing the Monarchs, and later the Old Timers teams, he was instrumental in the Monarchs winning eleven Sask-Alta League

Championships and taking the Old Timers to National playoffs four times. The Mendham Monarchs played their last season as a team in 1993, winning the 1993 League Championship! A young Grant Ehnisz helped the team to this victory. Tragically, this young 21 year old was killed in a vehicle accident one month later. Grant’s dedication to the game led the league to naming a trophy for good sportsmanship, after him. This annual trophy was awarded the first year, 1994, to Ernie Moser. A League Hall of Fame accomplishment! He was one of the Mendham Monarchs greatest players, ever! As he was also a hockey star, his pitching delivery was altered due to a hockey shoulder injury. This, however, did not alter his competitive spirit! In 1969 Ernie married Dawn, who supported him wherever his baseball and other ambitions took him, returning to Mendham each spring to play with the Monarchs. His Dad, Mike, was an original Monarch. Ernie, also known as Hawkeye, or Slim, had a long baseball career and so played the game alongside his sons Kim and Sheldon.

Moose Jaw Cutting Horse Show features farm and ranch skills on display Top cutting horses from throughout western Canada at Golden Mile Arena this past weekend Moofor annual show Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

Watching a cutting horse competition can be a bit of an eye-opening experience for the uninitiated. The skill and agility it takes for a rider and horse to remove – or ‘cut’ -- a single cow from a herd and keep it from rejoining its fellow animals is often surprising: a series of quick adjustments, movements and turns made to look seemingly effortless in spite of the short reaction times. For the most part, the horses are doing it all on their own. Anyone looking to see such skills firsthand was welcome to attend the Moose Jaw Cutting Horse Show, taking place throughout the weekend at the Golden Mile Arena. “This really shows the horse’s intelligence and athletic ability,” said event organizer Barry Good. “So when you go to sort that cow, you drive it out there and put your hand up, that horse has to hold it, on its own. You’re allowed to help a little tiny bit, but not with your hands, you can’t steer it, so you’re demonstrating the fact this horse can handle, control and stop the cow on its own.” Each horse and rider are judged and given deductions for errors, with the highest

Gale Aykroyd had Frosted Flake pick up 60 points during this performance in the Three-Year-Old Non-Pro Futurity. score taking the competition. Thursday afternoon saw some of the youngest animals in action, with threeand four-year-olds taking centre stage. Like any youngster, they need a helping hand in the ring as they find the footing

and necessary skills to become a topflight cutting horse. “For a lot of these horses, this is the very first time they’ve ever been shown,” Good explained. “So, they’re needing a bit of help, but they’re babies. The six-

and seven-year-olds can do a lot on their own, they don’t need as much help.” That’s where things were the most interesting on Saturday night, where the evening performance featured the Open & Non-Pro classes with some of the top veteran horses in western Canada on display. “They’ll really show their chemistry and ability, they’ll be some of the best horses here this weekend,” Good said. The entire event comes straight out of a ‘my horse is better than your horse’ competitive spirit and is a direct product of actual, day-to-day farm and ranch work – working with a herd, separating a cow that needs to go someplace else and moving that sole animal along to its destination. Naturally, having a horse capable of such work, and especially one capable of doing it all on its own, is a major part of the job. “So we’re taking a farm or ranch activity and making a game out of it,” Good said. “This is the kind of thing you’d do on a ranch or out in the open, where you’d sort the different owners’ cattle and things like that. And we still do it today on the farm, it’s an actual ranching chore.”











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Miller Express officially clinch playoff spot as regular season winds down Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

There weren’t many foregone conclusions in the Western Canadian Baseball League heading into play this past week, but one thing was all but certain: the Moose Jaw Miller Express were going to clinch a playoff spot. They did just that on Tuesday, July 30, with a doubleheader sweep over the Yorkton Cardinals securing the fourth and final postseason berth in the Eastern Division. The two wins – 9-8 in the opener and 11-2 in the second contest – combined with a 9-3 loss to the Regina Red Sox on Thursday, Aug. 1 saw the Miller Express sit at 25-25 heading into weekend action, 9 ½ games up on the Melville Millionaires and 6 ½ back of the Weyburn Beavers with six games remaining. Express 9, Yorkton 8 Blake Gallagher reached on a fielder’s choice, stole second and scored on a base hit by Tucker Zdunich to give the Express the 10-inning victory. The contest was picked up in the fourth inning with Yorkton holding a 5-3 lead: the two teams had seen their game on July 28 suspended due to rain, with the final meeting of the season on Tuesday marking the last opportunity to get the game in. The Cardinals – owners of the worst record in the WCBL at 6-45 – tacked on another run in the sixth to take a 6-4 lead, only to see the Express rally with four runs in the seventh. Yorkton wouldn’t go easily, though, once again tying the game with a pair of runs in the eighth and setting the stage for the walk-off win. Geordie McDougall finished the game 1-for-4 with four runs batted in, while Cole Warken put together a 3-for-5 night with a run scored and an RBI. Gallagher had a pair of hits in six trips and scored two runs.

Express batter Alex Orenczuk slides safely into third and would score the game’s first run. Ty Sheridan got the start back on July 28 and gave up three runs on three hits in 2 2/3; Nico Portillo went 4 2/3 and surrendered five runs on eight hits before giving way to Jack Gamba, who continued to be lights out the rest of the way, giving up only two hits while striking out a pair. Gamba has not given up a run in 14 appearances this season and sports a 0.87 WHIP. Express 11, Yorkton 2 Things weren’t as close in game two, as Moose Jaw built

an 8-0 lead through three innings and never looked back. Moose Jaw product Reece Helland hit his first WCBL home run in the first inning, a three-run shot coming on the first pitch of his first at bat in the game. Two batters earlier, Geordie McDougall had put the Express ahead 2-0 with a two-run shot of his own. Helland finished the game with a pair of runs scored and three RBI, Dougie DelaCruz crossed the plate three times. Ty Lightley was 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBI. Alex Orenczuk got the start on the mount and gave up two runs on four hits in three innings work. Warken and Darrel Doll tossed four innings of scoreless relief. Regina 9, Express 3 With a playoff spot clinched, Express coach Rich Sorenson decided to throw a rather strange line-up at the Red Sox, with a good part of the team’s pitching staff taking to the field and pretty much out every player out of position one way or another. In other words, time to have a little fun. Orenczuk finished the game 2-for-4 with a run scored batting lead-off, while Warken had a pair of hits. Michael Borst added a solo home run in the fifth. Sheridan took the loss, giving up seven runs – only two earned as the Express made four errors in the contest – while walking four and giving up five hits. Lightley gave up two runs in 3 2/3 innings, Zach Campbell closed out the game with three hits in three innings. The Miller Express played their final six games over the weekend, with the final scores unavailable as of press time. Check for the latest information and the Express playoff schedule later this week!

All-Stars fall to Quebec in Canadian championship opener Moose Jaw nearly overcomes 8-1 deficit before dropping 14-7 decision in first game at Little League Canadian Championship Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

The Moose Jaw Little League All-Stars didn’t find the win column in their opening game against Quebec at the Canadian Little League Championship, but they definitely made things interesting. The local squad fell behind 8-1 through two innings against their opponents from Mirabel Diamond Academy, but chipped their way back into the contest with runs in each of the next three frames to pull within one 8-7 heading into the final in19082SF0 ning. There, a pair of home 19082PS1 runs – giving Quebec three on the day – saw Mirabel pull away and eventually take a 14-7 victory. It might have been a loss, but at the same time a solid enough performance. “Yes we did, I’ll tell you that for sure,” said All-Stars head coach Tony Dreger. “I know that team is a solid team, this is year five they’ve been here now and when we battled back from 8-1 that was an eye-opener for those guys, which is good… I’m super excited, I’m pumped for the kids, they played awesome and we’re super proud of them.” Noah Thul led the All-Stars offence with a 4-for-4 day, scoring a run and knocking in a pair. Max Simmons had a pair of hits in three trips to the plate, crossing the plate twice, while Trehvan McMorris went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Alexandre Laurence had an outstanding game at the plate for Quebec with a 5-for-5 game that saw him

The Moose Jaw Little League All-Stars will look to rebound after dropping a 14-7 decision to Quebec in their Canadian Little League Championship opener. hit a first-inning home run and three doubles, capping the day with three runs scored and three RBI. Javin Boynton got the start on the mound for Moose Jaw and ended up surrendering five hits on three walks while striking out six. “That’s Little League baseball, 11- and 12-year-old baseball,” Dreger said. “One error gets you and then you lose a couple runs and that’s just the reality of it. But it bounces our way, too, where we get a hit and they boot the ball and we score two or something like that. Just the way the game goes, but I know that our boys didn’t give up, they fought their way through it all.” Defensively, once the All-Stars settled down in the field, they were solid. Nathan Pisio had an especially solid game behind the plate, gunning down steal attempt at second in the fifth inning to go along with a handful of tag outs at the plate as Moose Jaw made their comeback.

“It was just getting the jitters out, getting the nerves out and everybody realizing that ‘hey, you know what, these kids are the same age as us, they’re ball players too, no different’,” Dreger said. “So I’m looking forward to (the game against Ancaster) already.” The All-Stars’ tournament continued throughout the week, with other scores unavailable as of press time. They close out their round robin the morning of Wednesday, August 7 when they take on Ontario’s Ottawa West. Game time is 8 a.m. Moose Jaw time, with the contest broadcast on Should they finish with a top-four record, the All-Stars will advance to the semifinals on Friday, August 9 at 8 a.m. and 11.a.m.. The championship final takes place Saturday, Aug. 10 at 8 a.m., with all playoff games broadcast on CBC.

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Early frost still threatens many crops; storms cause crop losses By Ron Walter - For Agri-Mart Express

Crops are developing nicely across the province, but some farmers are hesitant to talk about prospects. A Rockglen farmer noted his peas and lentils are the best in 25 years of farming “but…it’s not in the bin yet.” Slow crop emergence before mid-June rains have left a lot of fields exposed to threat of an earlier than usual frost. Provincially, 35 per cent of spring cereals, 46 per cent of oilseeds and 25 per cent of pulse crops were behind normal development, according to the Saskatchewan Agriculture crop report for the week ended July 16. By comparison, last year at that time eight per cent of spring cereals, 10 per cent of oilseeds and five per cent of pulse crops were behind normal development. Topsoil moisture conditions are good on cultivated land with 86 per cent adequate or better, 13 per cent

short and only one per cent very short. In the Moose Jaw region, almost 90 per cent is adequate or better while just over 90 per cent in the southwest is adequate or better. Hay and pastureland across the province is 84 per cent adequate or better. Rain and hail during the week damaged crops in the Moose Jaw region. Between two-thirds of an inch and three inches of rain fell southeast of Moose Jaw in the Baildon-Briercrest area. In the Tugaske-Eyebrow area, a July 13 storm damaged crops with hail but winds damaged campers in Douglas Park and farm buildings. One Tugaske family prepared their new recreational vehicle for holidays and then drove into town, coming home to find the wind had tipped over the RV, blown out windows in the house and had torn off the roof. canola

People’s Party leader stops in Moose Jaw on pre-election tour Larissa Kurz

The People’s Party of Canada formed just last fall, following the election of Andrew Scheer as the Conservative Party leader, and already they have seen incredible growth across the country for the coming election. Of the 338 electoral districts in Canada, the PPC has elected a candidate for each and every one, including the 14 in Saskatchewan. Their expansion makes them the fastest-growing political party in Canadian history. On a nationwide tour, party leader Maxime Bernier chose Moose Jaw as the first western stop in a number of ridings in each province to address crowds on the platform the PPC represents. The PPC is running on a platform of free speech a free market, said Bernier, focusing on a few key points that are sure to catch the interest of Canadian voters. Bernier says the PPC would abolish the Liberal carbon tax, and as Bernier does not believe in the climate change emergency, withdraw from the United Nations’ Paris Climate Accord and its targets. As well, Bernier would move to phase out the equalization payment program currently in place, by urging provinces to develop their industries to better support

PPC leader Maxime Bernier (L) and Moose Jaw-Lake Centre-Lanigan electoral candidate Chey Craik (R). their budget. They would move forward with the building of a trans-continental pipeline using the Constitution to override provincial governments, reform the current immigration policies to cap levels at 150,000 and look into rescinding government bailouts for media companies such as the CBC. Bernier is also strongly against government-provided subsidies to large corpo-

rations and would withdraw Canadian money from overseas projects to put into supports for Canadian citizens first. Local candidate Chey Craik, running in the Moose Jaw-Lake Centre-Lanigan riding against two other party candidates, joined Bernier on stage to speak to a crowd of nearly 100 about the platform priorities of the PPC. Craik admitted that he has been a Con-

servative voter for a number of years but has been disappointed as of late with the party’s path. The stance the PPC has taken on a number of points is what prompted Craik to run under the new party, including their policies regarding the carbon tax, pipelines, firearms ownership, and lower income taxes. “I didn’t like the shift that the Conservative Party has seen in the last generation. It was a rapid shift to the left that I didn’t agree with,” said Craik. “I went through the [PPC] platform with a fine-toothed comb and there really wasn’t anything that I could pick apart.” Craik feels confident in his candidacy here in Moose Jaw and area, heading into the October election. “I believe that I represent this riding, honestly and intellectually. I believe I will do what the people in this riding truly believe is important,” said Craik. “People are ready for a change, people are ready for a real voice. I’d like to be that voice.” The People’s Party of Canada is calling itself “the real free-market conservative party in Canda,” and has finalized their full platform for the coming election, available on their website.

Provincial Court

Riding the rails lands homeless busker in provincial court Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

After hitching a ride on a train illegally in Alberta, Sean Fitzpatrick thought it would be safe to walk through Moose Jaw’s rail yards while looking for another train to catch further east. However, the homeless busker didn’t think the police with Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) would be patrolling for illegal trespassers. CP police nabbed Fitzpatrick and placed him in custody until he faced a judge. In Moose Jaw provincial court on July 31, Fitzpatrick, 24, pleaded guilty to trespassing on railway property and to breaching an undertaking by going on CP property. He was given a conditional discharge, which means he won’t have a criminal record. He was also given six months of probation, where he has to keep the peace and be of good behaviour, and refrain from going on CP property unless at a rail crossing. A CP constable were patrolling on July 30 around 3:14 p.m. when he spotted someone walking westbound on the service road between the first set of yard tracks and the main line, explained federal Crown prosecutor Suzanne Young. This area is not accessible to the public since it requires someone to walk at least three kilometres to get there. The constable arrested Fitzpatrick and then recognized his name since he was wanted in Calgary — he had been

arrested there earlier in July — for similar offences of train riding, trespassing and mischief, Young continued. He had also had run-ins with CP police in Montreal last summer. Fitzpatrick had boarded the train in Medicine Hat, Alta., and headed to Moose Jaw since he heard Moose Jaw CP police were not as active, Young added. Young recommended that Fitzpatrick be fined $500 for breaching his undertaking and trespassing on CP property, while he should not be within 100 metres of that property unless at a rail crossing. She noted this is a fit and proper sentence. It would be improper to connect Fitzpatrick’s dealings with police in Calgary and Montreal with the charges in Moose Jaw since there were no criminal charges laid in those cases, said legal aid lawyer Suzanne Jeanson. Fitzpatrick was born in British Columbia but has no fixed addressed, she continued. He suffers from anxiety, depression and alcoholism. The homeless busker jumped on a train since he was going to Toronto to find the necessary support. He did not understand that he had to stay in Alberta because of his charges. “He acknowledged that he was on CP property (on July 30) and he was not supposed to be there,” Jeanson continued. “(But) these are not serious offences. He’s some-

one who’s mental health makes him vulnerable but not to the public.” Jeanson suggested Fitzpatrick be given a conditional discharge, since this would ensure he didn’t have a criminal record and would not limit future job opportunities. She recommended against giving him a fine since he has no full-time job. He makes money by playing a banjo, but has to Dumpster dive for food if he doesn’t earn any money. He also sleeps on the streets since he finds it safer than staying in shelters. This is a serious offence since riding a train poses serious safety risks, especially for CP employees, countered Young. There can be dire consequences for someone walking the rails, but also for conductors, who need one kilometre to stop their trains. In reviewing the case, Judge Brian Henderickson noted Fitzpatrick spent two days in custody, has no criminal record, entered guilty pleas, is homeless, is unemployed, has no assets and has no ability to make ends meet. Before imposing the conditional discharge, he reminded Fitzpatrick that safety is paramount in rail yards. The judge added he is still on an undertaking in Alberta and needs to remain there until it is resolved.

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Dance Images wraps up busy summer with August camps Larissa Kurz

To close out a busy summer and smooth into the fall chaos of a new season at Dance Images by BJ, the studio has a few more summer camps planned before the end of August. The second and surely equally as busy Kidventure Day Camp will take over the studio on Aug. 7, with registration still open to kids aged 2-8. The first day camp on Jul. 31 was a rousing success, and the studio’s assistant director Shauna Bzdel hopes that the next group of kids enjoys it as much as the first. “We hope to have lots of kids coming, it’s a great day and it’s something different for them to do in the summertime besides being at home or at daycare,” said Bzdel. The kids jumped through a number of activities throughout, including storytime, manicures, crafts playtime, and of course some dance sessions in the upstairs studio. Kidventure is open to any kids wanting to spend the day doing some fun activities, and Bzdel saw some new faces amongst the familiar dance faces she already knew. For the older, more dance-oriented

The hula hoops were a popular station.

crowd, Aug. 12-16 is when the intensive workshops happen, with guest coaches from all over coming in to run sessions during the Dance Craze Intensive. Targeted to the older age group, the fourday schedule of workshops will include the full roster of styles that Dance Images already offers classes in: tap, ballet, hip-hop, acro, and more. Some dance experience is neccesary to

fully enjoy the Dance Craze Intensive week, and dancers from anywhere are welcome to register and spend time in the studio. Bzdel and the Dance Images family has been busy all summer, with appearances

at Canada Day and Sidewalk Days, as well as their dance outreach program in daycares around the city. “It’s been busy but it been great. It’s such a good way to be out in the community and finding ways to give back,” said Bzdel. “Especially because we work with kids, it’s important that we’re doing things that are kind of giving back to kids too.” Making connections with the community is important to the studio, and these last two summer camps welcome anyone to sign up and take part. Once the end of August comes around, the studio will be fully geared up to tackle their 30th competitive season here in Moose Jaw. More information about the Kidventure day camps or the Dance Craze Intensive week can be found on the Dance Images website, along with information about the upcoming dance season beginning in September.



We are looking for someone with a proven ability to hunt for new business (cold calling and door-to-door). The BDR’s core responsibilities are to grow their portfolio of advertising clients through new business development, nuture business relationships, and execute a multitude of advertising projects.

Core Responsibilities: Prospect new business in all mediums, including digital, newspaper, event sponsorship, and magazines • Develop new sales opportunities through new revenue channels or products • Attend industry networking events Core Competencies: • Outside sales experience • Solid planning, analytical and organizational skills • Expertise in consultative audience based selling and proven negotiation skills • A self-starter who can work in a fast-paced environment with mulitple and changing priorities • Strong interpersonal skills; proactive, energetic and a team player • Ability to write, create proposals and deliver engaging presentations • Have a positive attitude and a love of sales • Strong willingness to learn, with a proven ability to meet deliverables Basic Qualifications: • Post-secondary education in marketing, sales or another related discipline • Minimum of two years sales experience, preferaby in an advertising environment • Ability to travel locally; access to a vehicle and driver’s license Preferred Qualifications: • Experience in selling digital services including SEO, SEM, programmatic and sponsored content is an asset Location: 32 Manitoba Street West, Moose Jaw, SK We offer a strong uncapped commission package on top of a base salary, benefits and holidays. Full training program provided. Please email your resume by August 10th to: Robert Ritchie, Publisher/General Manager

The afternoon of the Kidventure Day Camp was all about play in the upstairs studio.


REPRESENTATIVE and requires an organized and ambitious Advertising Representative to join our sales department. This dynamic position requires a consultative selling approach working with clients planning both print and digital advertising campaigns. Reporting to the sales manager, the chosen candidate will bring a fresh perspective to our experienced and professional sales team. You must work well under pressure while thriving in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment. Strong administrative and communication skills will ensure 100% accuracy with our clients’ advertising needs. You will possess uncompromising customer service ethics and results-driven sales acumen and initiative, Digital sales experience is an asset. This year-round position offers an excellent remuneration package and benefits. Interested candidates should forward their resume and a cover letter to (Deadline August 10th, 2019):

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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. 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: Aug 07 Scott Heatcoat/ Aug 14 SRW Country Trio/ Aug 21 The Twilighters (6:30 – 8:00 pm). 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. IPHONE AND IPAD COURSE, hosted by Palliser Regional Library will take place on Wednesday August 7 and Friday August 9, from 1PM until 4PM, in the South Meeting Room, at the Moose Jaw Public Library. Registration is required; please call the Information Desk at 306-692-2787 to register. Admission is free. Registration required. Everyone is welcome. BLOW OFF SOME STEAM DAY at the WDM on Saturday, August 10th from 11am-4pm. Learn about the importance of steam in transportation history. K & S Potash Canada Shortline 101 will be operating, weather permitting. Regular admission applies/WDM attend free. HOPE GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP FOR ALL BEREAVED Next Meeting: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 7:30pm to 9:00 pm at the Parkview Location- 474 Hochelaga St. W. Please enter east doors off of east parking lot. Everyone is Welcome SIGN UP FOR CARL JORGENSON GOLF TOURNAMENT on Thursday, August 15th at the Lounge at Ortley’s, Lynbrook Golf Club at 6pm. Cost $75 cash or cheque. After this date you can register at the Pro Shop to a maximum of 64 players-first come/first serve. Tournament Date is September 7th-8th. MOOSE JAW NORTH SASKATCHEWAN PARTY ASSOCIATION FUNDRAISING PREMIER’S DINNER with guest speaker Premier Scott Moe on Saturday, August 17th - Cocktails 5:30pm/ Dinner 6:30pm at Moose Jaw Exhibition Convention Centre. Tickets: $150 / $75 for full time students & youth under 14 years of age *sponsorship opportunity available* ( a portion of the ticket price is tax refundable) Make contact with or forward your payment by August 7th to Ron Bruck, MJNSPA Special Events Committee, 139 Calypso Drive, Moose Jaw, SK S6J lGl ;Tel: (306) 691-204 or Ron Harder, MJNSPA Special Events Committee, 115 Calypso Drive, Moose Jaw, SK S6J lGl Tel: (306) 631-7631. FUN YOUTH RODEO - ages 13 yrs and under on August 17th @ 11:00 AM at Twin Lakes Ranch (10 km East of Moose Jaw). To Enter: Entries must be phoned in on August 6th from 7-9:30pm to Melissa Rasmussen @306.458.7996. The purpose of the Fun Youth Rodeo is to give youth an opportunity to enjoy a fun filled day at the Ranch. This event promotes the sport of rodeo. There is no competition so any level of youth are welcome. Each youth receives a prize. Youth who don’t have horses are also able to participate in this rodeo. All youth riding horses must wear helmets. Waivers must be signed at registration that day. Entry fee is $20. The limit is 40 youth ages 13 and under


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(20 without horses and 20 with horses). All contestants must enter by phone on Aug 6th. All the prizes are sponsored. If you would like to sponsor a prize — they are $50 per youth. You can e-transfer any Sponsorship to twinlakesanch@ . CONCESSION on grounds. Info on website under events. 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. BEREAVED PARENTS Grief Support Group for Parents who have experienced the death of a Child Next Meeting: Wednesday, August 21, 7:30pm to 9:00 pm-at the Parkview location: 474 Hochelaga St. W. Please enter east doors off of east parking lot. Everyone is Welcome SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE Grief Support Group for those who have experienced the death of a Loved One by Suicide Next Meeting: August 28, 7:30pm to 9:00 pm at the Parkview location- 474 Hochelaga St. W. Please enter east doors off of east parking lot. Everyone is Welcome. FUNG LOY KOK TAOIST TAI CHI Open House on Saturday, September 7th at St. Andrew’s United Church, 60 Athabasca St. E downstairs in Social Hall. Regiser at 306.525.9700 or For more info visits PARKINSON SUPERWALK, Saturday, September 7, 2019, Kinsmen-Wellesley Park, Wakamow Valley, register at noon, 1 km walk at 1:00 pm. For more info, call Sandra 306-692-1252. Register or donate online at PASTA SUPPER WITH JASON CHOW for the Masonic Building Corp will be held on September 22nd with sittings at 5pm or 6pm at the Masonic Temple, 1755 Main St. N. Pasta & all the fixings, dessert and refreshments. Tickets $20 Adults/$10 Child 6-12 yrs/Free under 5. Deadline for tickets September 10th and available from MBC members – Al Rivers 306.684.1502 or Lynne 306.693.2726. 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 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 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

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at the Cosmo Centre. For more information, call Donna Douglas at 306.692.7365. Jam Sessions will resume on Tuesday, August 6th. Cost $2. Mini Canasta Tournament on Friday August 9th at 1pm. Cost $5 includes prizes and snack. Mini Bridge Tournament on Friday August 16th at 1pm. Cost $5 includes snacks and prizes. Mini Polka Party on Saturday, August 17th at 3pm. Cost $20. Band Leon Ochs & Len Gadica. Concession will be available with lots of great food. Last BBQ of the Season on Thursday, August 22nd at 5pm. Cost $10. Maxi Bridge Tournament on Saturday, August 24th at 10am. Cost $15 includes a great lunch & snacks. Mini Cribbage Tournament on Tuesday, August 27th at 1pm. Cost $5 includes prizes and snack. Military Whist Tournament on Friday, August 30th at 10am. Cost $12 includes snacks and a great lunch. Please pre-register. Cosmo Fundraising Steak Night at the Crushed Can on Thursday, September 5th from 5-9pm. Cost $20 for an 8oz Steak Dinner. Tickets available now. Cosmo Senior Citizens’ Craft & Trade Show will be held on October 26, 2019 – anyone wishing to book a Table please call Eunice Rivers @ 306-692-3460 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. Garage Sale is August 22nd from 11am to 7pm/August 23rd from 11am to 7pm & August 24th 9am to 1pm. There will be something for everyone and a bake sale. Everyone Welcome! Crib Starts back September 5th @1:30pm Pool is every Thursday night @ 7pm Club Supper - bbq hamburgers, baked beans, salads and dessert on Thursday Aug 29th from 5:30 - 6:30. Cost $15. Tickets must be purchased in advance by Aug 27th, 279 high st. w. 306-692-4412. Everyone Welcome! REVERA BENTLEY SUMMER CARNIVAL & HABITAT FOR HUMANITY FUNDRAISER on Thursday, August 22nd from 11am-4pm. $5 BBQ & Buffet/ Music/Prizes/Cotton Candy/Popcorn/Ice Cream, Dunk Tank/ Clowns/50-50/Pie-in-the-face. Everyone welcome. Call to RSVP 306.692.7161. 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.

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AUTO PARTS MOTORMASTER CAR INTERIOR WARMER. Easy instillation. Slim compact and lightweight, high, low or off heat settings. Built in protection against overheating and has an 8 foot cord. Brand new still in PKG. asking $35.00 OBO. Plz. call 692-3061 Steel push bar for front of truck - $10 306-681-8749 MOTORBIKES & SNOWMOBILES

New Electric bike, the Eco Rider, with fatty tires and foldable to put in your trunk. For fun, fresh air and adventure, this is the one. 350 watt gives you lots of power, disc brakes, shimano gears, reaches speeds of 30km/h, lithium battery, easy charge. Set up or in the box, 4 in stock. $1895. Call or text 306 690 5903

Brand New Electric bike, “The Pioneer”, generally suited for ladies. Shimano gears, disc brakes 250 watt. Ride or cruise, tons of fun. New price $1495. Call or text 306 690 5903 For sale: One 2006 Snowbear trailer 4 by 8 ft. New take off sides. Wired with lights. Ph 306-972-9172 RV’S & MARINE 2017 - 40 ft Monte Carlo Park Model travel trailer. 2 Bedroom 4 slide outs, 2 air’s, washer, dryer, dishwasher, fireplace, 21 ft electric awing, power jack, full year living, many more extras. Non smoker, no pets, like new asking $42,500 OBO. Located in Moose Jaw 403-968-1343 FARMS, SUPPLIES & LIVESTOCK

For sale: 730 PTO 30’ swather with pickup reel, new knives and guards. Also, 8230 Case IH PTO 30’ swather. Also two swath rollers. Also, 1992 Combine 1680 Case IH with pickup header, AFX Rotor, long sieve, 4200 hours, always shedded, new rubber, field ready $18,000 OBO. Also, two combine tires mounted on wheels 28L - 26 12 ply diamond tread, like new. Also three - 1650 bushel Westeel grain bins with newer floors and one - 3350 bushel bin. Also, manual cattle headgate and a western riding saddle. Phone 306-690-7227 or 306-693-4321 TOOLS & EQUIPMENT Table saw - craftsman 137.277210 10” with 50” fence $200.00. Ph 306-6925260 1/3 HP AC Motor like new. Paid $158 and used only a couple of months. $50 OBO 3066929116 For sale: Many tools & bolts, screws & nails, etc. New plumbing, fittings & water shut off lines. Ph 306-972-9172 FOR RENT Suites for rent at 412 and 418 Athabasca Street East. Close to cornerstore, park, library and downtown area. Utilities included except Power. Rent is $600/month + $600 Damage Deposit. Call or message 1-306-313-6219 or 1-306630-2063 for viewings. For rent: Bright large furnished bedroom on the upstairs close to bathroom. Has fridge and microwave. Ideal for single working person or student or apprentice. Use of kitchen and whole house. Close to SIAST, bus stop, must love animals & love to help with yard work. No parties. Available immediately $450.00 a month plus damage deposit. Use of garage $50.00 more a moth. Older person welcome. Phone 306-6936716 For Rent: A spacious, bright furnished bedroom on the main level of our home. $650.00 per month. Damage deposit equal to one month’s rent required. Ideal for a single working person, a student or apprentice. Includes Wi-Fi, use of kitchen (supply own food) shared bathroom and laundry. Use of exercise equipment in family room. Located near schools and bus route. Must be a quiet tenant;


no pets allowed; no parties; no smoking indoors. Available immediately. References required. For more information please call 306-692-0836 (Moose Jaw). COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY BROTHER HL-2240D Laser Printer in Excellent Condition asking $15.00 OBO. Plz. call 692-3061 MUSIC & INSTRUMENTS For sale: Very old Heintzman piano, ex cond - $500.00 OBO. Interior stamped, patented Agraffe 3/10/1896. Ph 306692-3190 MISCELLANEOUS

Unpainted table legs. $45. 306-693-1364 Set of golf clubs bag & 2 wheeled cart. 1 new 32” interior door. 1 - 4 light ceiling fan. 306-694-8171 For sale: Wool knitting books, artificial flowers for crafts, quilt blocks, canvas for crafts. Asking $25.00 for all 306-6924184 Antique wagon wheel yard display - $250 306-681-8749 VHS MOVIES- Drama, Comedy, Horror, Suspense, Box set of Ghost Stories and Children’s Movies mostly animated. Asking 50 cents apiece..Plz. call 692-3061

For sale: Shoprider power chair. Chair model P 424 M. Chair comes with rear tote, 2 extra cushions. In mint condition. 306-693-2706 95 Interlocking shingles (new) colour is dual grey. Also 7 three tab shingles dual grey in colour. 306-693-9638 For Sale Miscellaneous Old Collectibles ie Coco Cola, Var-

ious Autographed Items Etc, Boat, Motors and Parts, A lot Of Candles, Flower Vases, Cookbooks, Old Hunting, Fishing Magazines and Catalogues Phone 306-642-3061 For sale: Camping 2” foam mattress, 48”x72” Vinyl & Cloth cover. $25.00. Ph 306692-3190 For sale: Ice box, thermos - 12”x12”x15”, new cond $20.00. Ph 306-692-3190 For sale: Jelly jar’s, used 25 with rings $10.00, jelly jars new 250ml $5.00. Ph 306692-3190 For sale: 2 propane BBQ one is Burmen & 1 side burner. 1 - is a 3 burner & no side burner. 306-972-9172 For sale: Canning or pickling jars all sizes. A-1 condition. Phone 306-631-1140. HOUSEHOLD ITEMS Couch, chair and ottoman for sale. Couch folds down into a bed with storage underneath. Ideal for student suite. All in good condition, asking $100 OBO, Pick up only, can’t deliver. Phone 306-692-8517 and leave message. For sale: 32 in Phillips wall mount, flat screen TV. Used only 6 months. Paid $300. Asking $75 obo. 306-692-6078 KING SIZE SATEEN SHEET SET. Comes with 1 Fitted Sheet, 1 Flat Sheet and 2 King Size Pillow Cases. Easy care and Wrinkle Resistant. Brand new still in PKG.. Paid $39.99, will take $25.00 OBO. Plz. call 692-3061 Sealers for canning, $3.00 a dozen. 3066929116 For sale: Toaster oven new, never used. Lots of macermae cord. 306-631-1140 OFFICE FUNITURE & EQUIPMENT

4 drawer vertical legal file cabinets for sale (3 available), good condition only $50. each. Call or text 306 690 5903 5 Drawer lateral file cabinet in good condition, makes great storage shelfs in garage too.

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On the Front Porch

by Wanda Smith

Expectations and Experiences Sis, Lil Sweet Pea and I took a day trip down to the southwest corner of our vast and picturesque province. There are treasures around every turn and over every hill... it is like a treasure hunt from north to south and east to west. I often pity the travellers who only stick to the #1 Highway because they are missing out on so much. As we explored Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, we were constantly reminded of the beauty in nature and how good it felt to slow down and breathe it all in. In just a few kilometers of walking, we saw a deer with her fawn, several frogs, friendly campers, bikers, stinging nettle, and even a daring soul zipping down a zip line. In amongst our exploring, we were happy to meet up with a couple of long-time friends; ones we’d made in our late teens. A lot has gone under the bridge in all our lives and as we chatted and shared our warm memories, we also shared our hardships and unexpected challenges we’d all encountered in these past years. We laughed, we cried, we hugged, and we prayed. I left with a renewed sense of courage and encouragement. As I’ve pondered our conversations, one of them really stands out: “If we base our view of God on our experiences, we will miss the mark and get off on a whole bunch of tangents.” Profound. In a day of grey (not black and white), fluid boundaries and a society of “everything goes,” I’m reminded of how important it is to keep a firm foundation. If we don’t build our lives on a firm foundation, we will find ourselves on shifting sands with no plumb line to fall back on. We will find ourselves questioning and groping for truth. However, especially in this culture we are living, we have all the more reason to build a firm foundation of belief in God and using His Word as our final authority. The Word of God is the manual for life. We can trust God, even when the mess looks unfixable. How can we trust God in our troubles? Because He is faithful! We can find every answer for every problem in the Word of God if we will invest the time to ingest it, meditate on it and hide it in our hearts. The Word of God will come forth with supernatural revelation in every area of life by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Many shy away from inviting Him to be a part of their lives, but they are missing a very significant key for victorious living, moving and being. If we put God in a box of our experiences, He will not be free to move in our lives. The danger is to base our relationship with Him on our expectations or experiences. Just because He didn’t come through for us in the way we expected or think we should experience, it doesn’t mean He isn’t working in our lives or behind the scenes. His ways are so vast... I was reminded of that as I stood on Loch Leven Lookout, scanning the horizon some 100 kilometers away on the clear day. His ways are beyond our comprehension. And, even yet He stills wants to personally give us His heavenly revelation for how to live and how to do life in a supernatural, amazing way. Rest, assured that “He who began a good work in you will complete it!” (Phil 1:6) It just may not be packaged the way you thought it would! The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.

City reminds drivers to take care in work zones Larissa Kurz

The City of Moose Jaw would like to remind drivers to respect the many work zones around the city to keep everyone safe during construction season. A number of construction projects are underway currently — such as the water main replacement areas and regular road resurfacing projects — and while the work zones may be irritating to avoid, it’s important to be patient and stay safe. Drivers are asked to keep an eye out for work zones and obey the signage and lights around them because they contain lots of moving equipment and workers. Jason Trzaskowski, crew lead in the Water & Wastewater Department with the City of Moose Jaw, estimates there are between four and six active work zones within the city on any given day, and he’s witnessed too many incidents where drivers have ignored the posted signage. “We understand the frustrations that come for motorists, with detours, closed roads, and alternate routes,” said Trzaskowski. “Almost every job site, someone wants to come through with their vehicle and you can see why that’s dangerous. There’s moving equipment, blind spots, works happening, and it’s tough to keep tabs on everyone.” Sergeant Kevin Pilsworth from Moose Jaw City Police reminds drivers to slow down to the posted speed when nearing construction zones — both within residential areas and on the highway — and put down the cell phone when behind the wheel. “We still get calls on a too-regular basis of people doing things they shouldn’t be doing in work zones,” said Sgt. Pilsworth. “There’s a reason why work zones are given

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a speed, and there’s reasons why the roads are closed off, and we’re simply asking the public to follow the signage, for the safety of all the people working in that area.” SGI recently announced July’s Traffic Spotlight will be on construction zones and the MJPS, alongside the Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan, are remaining diligent about policing work zone infractions. “We live in a busy age, people are always in a hurry, and people forget,” said Sgt. Pilsworth. “Sometimes we just need that friendly reminder.”

Ethanol/gasoline blend mandate drives U.S. farm program By Ron Walter For Agri-Mart Express



The United States Farm Bill is no longer the major instrument of U.S. farm policy, says a Florida

agricultural economist. “In 2014 more or less they turned the farm program completely over,” Chuck Moss of the University of Florida told the Farming for Profit conference in Moose Jaw. Farmers were allowed to choose their subsidy with new price loss insurance coverage based on 85 per cent of yields, prices and the benchmark. This amounted to “a free insurance policy’’ with private insurers offering coverage The other choice was an acreage payment. “The real ag program from 2008 to the current date is ethanol. It’s a non-ag program set by the Environmental Protection Agency,” Moss said. The 10 per cent mandated ethanol blend in gasoline program started in 2005 to reduce expensive oil imports. Before 2012 U.S. ethanol policy was implemented through a volumetric excise tax credit with a direct subsidv to producers. In 2012 the tax credit expired and was replaced by a mandatory blend with a market in ethanol needs. Former cotton growing areas in Mississippi and Arkansas now grow corn. “They picked the right crop to subsidize because this crop sucks acres out of the other crops and as it sucks acreage out of these other crops the prices of these crops go up. “I would argue some of the price strength in Canada is


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Work zone safety demo: MJPS and workers from the City of Moose Jaw stage a demo for work zone safety, emphasizing the importance of staying out of work zones and obeying signage.





Chuck Moss probably based on the U.S. ethanol program.” Moss doesn’t believe a drive for a 15 per cent ethanol blend will catch on in the U.S. Ron Walter can be reached at



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Canadian Blood Services looking for new clinic location in Moose Jaw Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Canadian Blood Services (CBS) is on the hunt for a new location in Moose Jaw in which to operate its mobile blood donor clinics. CBS normally sets up its mobile blood clinic at the Golden Nugget Centre on the Exhibition Grounds, but has begun the process of performing site visits throughout the community for a more suitable location, explained spokesman Aaron Barlow. CBS officials have not found a new site yet, which means the clinics will remain at the Golden Nugget Centre for the foreseeable future. “Internet connectivity is vital to the efficiency for the operation of a mobile blood donor centre. Now we’re looking for better sites to optimize this,” he said, acknowledging that the centre does not meet its wireless needs. Canadian Blood Services will be at the Exhibition Grounds on Tuesday, Aug. 6 as part of its regular visit to Moose Jaw. The organization normally needs 200 individual donors to come give blood, Barlow said. As of Aug. 2, there were still 42 appointment spots that

needed to be filled. “Moose Jaw has always been a really, really big supporter of Canadian Blood Services and our mobile donor centres when we visit,” he continued. “We’re always successful when we visit.” A successful clinic, in the eyes of Barlow, is one where the mobile donor centre is full with appointments, where people honour their appointments and where they schedule their next appointment. The average donor is able to give 450 millilitres of

blood during one visit, or about half of a one-litre Coke bottle. Theoretically, if all 200 Moose Jaw donors were able to give, they would provide 90 litres of life-giving liquid. However, Barlow pointed out there are usually variables with donations and donors. Sometimes not all 200 will show up, or some will not be able to give that evening for various reasons. For the people who do show up and can give, their blood is used in several ways, he continued. For example, eight donors are required to support someone going through leukemia treatments; five donors are necessary to help someone facing cancer; and 50 donors are required to support someone in a car accident. “We’re always grateful for what we get from the community,” added Barlow. All eligible donors are encouraged to make an appointment to give blood. This can be done through, by calling 1-888-2DONATE, or by downloading the GiveBlood app.

Prairie Bee Meadery receives $100K grant from federal government Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Moose Jaw’s Prairie Bee Meadery has received a $100,000 grant from the federal government to help purchase equipment so it can offer a new type of sparkling wine. “We’re really, really excited,” said Crystal Milburn, co-owner of Prairie Bee Meadery. “It’s a fairly sizeable project we’re taking on, one we’re hard at work on and have been for the past several months.” Regina-Wascana MP Ralph Goodale made the announcement in Regina on July 25. Prairie Bee Meadery was one of 11 Saskatchewan businesses to receive a federal grant under the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) program. The grant program received 3,000 applications from across the country. Out of the $4.6 million announced for the province, $3.5 million will go to organizations to make the business climate more welcoming for women. The remaining $1.1 million will go to community business owners. About $2 billion has been pledged through the WES program to attempt to meet the federal government’s goal to double the number of female-owned or female-led businesses in Canada by 2025. “It’s going to be useful in helping us introduce a new product, one that we wouldn’t have been able to do without the assistance — at least, not this soon,” said Milburn, who operates the business with her mother, step-father and husband. The goal is to develop a sparkling mead

so it will be interesting and exciting to figure out, Milburn said. She has been in contact with the Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership (STEP) about finding buyers overseas for her products.

“We’re really, really excited ... It’s a fairly sizeable project we’re taking on, one we’re hard at work on and have been for the past several months.” -Crystal Milburn, co-owner of Prairie Bee Meadery.

Crystal Milburn, co-owner of Prairie Bee Meadery, shows off the latest type of mead — Bramble Buzz — that the business recently brewed up. The company has received a federal grant of $100,000 to help purchase equipment to make a new type of mead that is similar to champagne. Photo by Jason G. Antonio

along the lines of a bubbly champagne. Milburn explained that this new type of mead requires a different type of tank in which to make it. Such a tank will allow them to carbonate the wine and give it its bubbly texture. The hope is to have this new sparkling mead available by Christmas so people can enjoy it on New Year’s Eve or for weddings in 2020. Milburn heard about the grant during a Saskatoon-hosted business teleconference. She looked over the grant parameters and realized her company had a suit-

able project but no capital to pursue it. She applied for the grant funding at the last minute and submitted her application just under the wire. One of the goals of the program, she continued, is to encourage female business owners to take advantage of recent free trade deals signed with other countries. Milburn’s company recently received an inquiry about selling the mead overseas. It did not have the equipment to meet that demand — until now. Selling internationally is not something Prairie Bee Meadery has done before,

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Milburn thinks “it’s a really nice step in the right direction” that the federal government is directing funding to women entrepreneurs. She pointed out that during the announcement, statistics were presented about how far behind women-led businesses are in accessing capital investment funding and bank loans. Prairie Bee Meadery opened in 2016 and things have been going well since then, Milburn added. The Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) has been a great partner and has provided good advice, while the business has also taken advantage of the “shop local” trend by tapping into residents’ desires to purchase goods in Moose Jaw. For more information visit

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