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Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express After four months of carefully tending to an assortment of vege- “I think it’s excellent and I can’t wait to see people’s faces,” he tables in Moose Jaw’s community garden, the Wakamow Valley said, especially those people who have never grown anything beAuthority and its partners will soon harvest the bounty that has fore. “For them to see the top of the carrot and pull it out and say, been growing. ‘Oh, this is where carrots come from,’ it’s pretty exciting. The fifth annual Mosaic Community Food Farm Harvest takes “I’m looking forward to getting out there and just being with the place on Friday, Sept. 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The garden is community and seeing how much we grew this year.” located off First Avenue Southeast. The Wakamow Valley Authority and its partners have been slowly The vegetables at the food farm are ripe for harvest and will be harvesting during the last four months since some of the vegetables distributed to the Moose Jaw and District Food Bank, Hunger in were planted at different times. Some of this produce has then been Moose Jaw, Souls Harbour Rescue Mission (Riverside Mission) given to those organizations throughout the spring and summer. and the Moose Jaw Multicultural Council. These groups are ded- Although small amounts of produce have been plucked during the icated to ensuring the community’s less fortunate have food secu- last 16 weeks, the upcoming community garden event will be the rity in their lives. biggest harvest of the season, Johnson said. From there, the orgaAnyone associated with those organizations — or anyone who nizations will distribute the food to their clients and residents in simply wants to volunteer — is encouraged to help for an hour. need. You should bring water, gloves, a spade, a hat, work boots and The main garden is about 0.4 hectares (one acre) in size, while there are orchards on the north and south ends of the property that bug spray. Todd Johnson, general manager of the Wakamow Valley Authority total one acre. Last year organizers harvested more than 1,700 (WVA), thought it was interesting to watch the garden grow; espe- pounds of produce. cially since this was his first year participating in the project. He “It should be a real exciting day,” Johnson added. pointed out the garden is large, so it’s a balancing act to take care For more information call 306-692-2717. of it and ensure the vegetables receive just enough water to grow.

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Yoga sessions for Heartland Hospice a successful endeavor Larissa Kurz

Two recent evening sessions of yoga in Crescent Park, hosted by local instructor Megan Welwood, have collected over $570 to donate to Heartland Hospice here in Moose Jaw. Welwood was pleased with the turnout for both sessions, one of which was outdoors in the park and the other was inside the Crescent Park event centre.

“It’s a very generous community we live in, it was really awesome,” - Megan Welwood, Yoga Instructor Both yoga classes had about 20 people attend, bringing with them donations for Heartland Hospice. (supplied)

“I didn’t really have any expectations. I just wanted to offer these classes in support of Heartland Hospice,” said Welwood. “And here we have this beautiful com-

munity that comes together and raises all this money.” Welwood chose Heartland Hospice as her cause partially for a personal reason, but also because she feels they are doing important things for the community. “I really feel that people have that support for Heartland Hospice and they just are so generous for those initiatives that they are doing,” said Welwood. “They really have that belief in those initiatives of Heartland Hospice and hospice care.” As for her choice of event, Welwood thought the calmness of meditation and yoga paired with the nature in the park was fitting. “It was helpful, I think, for healing for myself and I think that just bringing people together in the community is very healing as well,” said Welwood. Although Welwood doesn’t have any more classes on the horizon, Heartland Hospice will have a number of other fundraisers coming up throughout this year.

50th Threshing Bee Highlights Agricultural Innovation MLAs Column

Warren Michelson Moose Jaw North

Warren Michelson, MLA

The Sukanen Ship Museum is one of my favourite places, especially during the annual Threshing Bee. This will be the 50th year the museum has put on the Threshing Bee which takes place this weekend; Sept 7 & 8. In 1969, the local chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of Saskatchewan purchased land and put a building on it. Then items like tractors, a binder, and a threshing machine arrived. A farmer offered to let them harvest his oat crop and the first threshing bee happened that fall. Over the years, other local historic buildings were added, along with the Sukanen Ship, and so grew the Sukanen Ship Pioneer Village and Museum. The museum demonstrates how Saskatchewan people used their determination and innovation to build our province. The buildings on the property are arranged to reflect a village during pioneer times. Along with a variety of Main Street merchants, of particular interest is the T:4.85”

Diefenbaker Homestead. While typical of thousands of other homesteads, this one brings to life the humble beginnings of a Saskatchewan individual who went on to become Canada’s 13th Prime Minister. Community development in the early years centred on agriculture. Still today, agricultural innovation continues to build the economy in Saskatchewan. Those first pioneers were attracted by the promise of free land and glowing opportunities. The harsh reality of Saskatchewan farming was a surprise to many, so determination and innovation was the only way to succeed. By 1925; not that long after the first settlers arrived in the late 1800s, Saskatchewan was producing over half of the wheat grown in Canada. Saskatchewan has almost half of all the agricultural land in Canada and today Saskatchewan is the world’s leading exporter of peas, lentils, durum, mustard seed, canola seed, canola oil, canola meal, canary seed, flaxseed and oats. The value of Saskatchewan agri-food exports to the world increased from 8.3 billion dollars in 2009 to 13.4 billion dollars in 2018. Other interesting facts are that there were 34,523 farms in Saskatchewan in 2016; Saskatchewan hens produced over 32 million dozen eggs in 2017; and Saskatchewan produces more wild rice than anywhere else in Canada. We have become very diversified from wheat production. When I think of the difference between the machines operating at the Threshing Bee and what I see on farms

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today, and the grain trucks I see delivering grain to Parrish and Heimbecker down the street from our officd, it’s amazing to reflect on the changes and innovation that have happened in a century. The recent 40th anniversary of Simpson Seeds was a celebration of a family taking bold steps to realize a new vision. What started out as a family farm branching out into new crops now sells Saskatchewan products around the world. Congratulations to Simpson Seeds, and thank you for your inspiration. Saskatchewan’s agriculture industry became a leader in adopting new practices that facilitate environmental sustainability, such as minimum tillage practices which conserve moisture, top-soil and fuel. Agricultural lands also create a carbon sink that helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions. One thing that hasn’t changed is that harvest time is the busiest time of year. I remember growing up on the farm and the intensity of harvest time. I will be thinking of our agricultural families and workers during this harvest season. I pray for good weather, but especially for their safety. I am grateful for their hard work, vison and innovation. They are carrying out the important tasks of feeding our world and growing our province. I hope to see many of you at the Threshing Bee. 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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Only an hour into their 15th Anniversary appreciation barbecue, Moose Jaw Families For Change had already seen over 100 visitors stop by. The Kinsmen Inclusion Centre was buzzing with lots of individuals enjoying their lunch or having a piece of anniversary cake. A number of people took time to sign the super-sized 15-shaped boards and stop to talk to members of the Inclusion Centre with questions. Wilson Farms even brought their goats by the centre for some hands-on cuddles in the morning. Katie Statler, community coordinator for MJFFC, was pleased to see such a response from the community. “We’re overwhelmed with the amount of people who’ve come by, stopped and said hello, and said ‘what is this place, I’ve always wanted to know more?’� said Statler. “That was exactly what our aims was for today.� MJFFC operates three group homes in Moose Jaw for adults with disabilities, alongside the Kinsmen Inclusion Centre and their independent living program. “If people want to learn more, they can always follow us on Facebook at Moose Jaw Families for Change or check out our website, mjffc.com, or just pop in — we always welcome anyone who wants to learn more,� said Statler.

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Blurry outlook seen for rest of year on Canadian grain prices By Ron Walter - For Agri-Mart Express

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Apple Pie Day celebrates addition to Mossbank Museum complex By Ron Walter - For Moose Jaw Express

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The provincial education system is under scrutiny as the 2019-20 school year begins. *In a provincial online survey conducted between April and May of this year, nearly 9,000 students, parents and community members offered feedback as to what students need in the province to be successful in school. Students who responded said that quality of teachers and staff, a quiet learning environment, a variety of programs and elective Joan Ritchie options, and access to supports are EDITOR priorities for education in the next decade. The government says this information will be beneficial in building a framework around these key areas of focus to develop a new education plan. **The NDP conducted a “Brighter Future” education survey, too, with submissions from over 1,400 people across Saskatchewan and released their results during an address at the Saskatoon Teachers’ Association Convention recently. According to the survey, there is a “deepening crisis in Saskatchewan classrooms, with staff morale and learning conditions for students suffering, and kids facing more complex classrooms with fewer supports.” NDP Education Critic Carla Beck says students “simply aren’t getting the supports they need, and teachers are worried about how to meet their students’ needs” because of continuing cuts and underfunding by the government. NDP Leader Ryan Meili pointed out that with “rising costs and thousands more students over the past three years, per-student funding continues to fall” contrary to what the Sask. Party has been saying that education funding had been restored to 2016 levels. ***In line with all this education talk, a concerned mother of children in the Prairie South School Division (PSSD) has started a petition that she hopes to present to the Minister of Education, responding unfavourably to the possibility of the school division changing to an outcomes-based reporting system for high school grades. She and PSSD director of education Tony Baldwin apparently have opposing views concerning the percentage grading system vs an outcomes-based reporting system. She feels that the outcomes-based reporting system is too broad and will encourage mediocrity in students rather than encouraging them to be more vigilant in making progress. Baldwin did say that “all of the research would say that [outcomes are] more effective.” Baldwin says there is still a requirement to report to the province using percentage grades yet (for grades 10-12), although the division does use outcomes-based assessment to report on how elementary students are doing, while the emerging high school curricula is built more around outcomes over traditional organization. However, some schools in the PSSD do use the outcomes model to report but then convert those indicators into percentages. It’s apparent that our provincial education system possibly needs a critical review and some changes to better educate the students of tomorrow. Ensuring a quality education offers a better future for all concerned. As Benjamin Franklin once stated, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” * http://saskatchewan.ca/news ** http://www.ndpcaucus.sk.ca/survey_results *** Moose Jaw Express/Moose Jaw Today story: Mother starts petition over concern about possible changes to report cards by Jason Antonio 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: letters@mjvexpress.com 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.

Apple pie was the focus of the annual Mossbank and District Museum fundraiser this year but the museum had another reason to celebrate. Through a donation from lifelong Mossbank resident Leon Wuschke the museum has erected another building to house artifacts. “Leon was one of the original members of the museum board and he wanted to do something for us and he built that beautiful building,” said museum chair Joan Bumphrey. “He did an amazing amount for the community.” A district farmer Wuschke rented his land and took over the John Engels store in the 1970s in what is believed to be the oldest building in town on the main street. “His store had pretty well everything, anything you needed to buy. It was there. He was always open just like the old day stores.” Wuschke kept the L.A.W. General Store open until 10 p.m. Aside from the business, Wuschke was immersed in improving his community, serving nearly 24 years as town councillor, and nearly 33 years as a director of the Badlands Recreation group. “He did things like planting trees for shelter around the ball diamonds.” He was the Mossbank director on the Rural Economic Development Association and on the Mossbank Library Board. His desire to ensure Mossbank did well was so strong that when the Top Shelf Grocery opened a few years

Barry Gunther eats apple pie ago, Wuschke downsized his business to help the competition thrive. He kept L.A.W. General Store open, restricting operations to the liquor outlet, lottery, STC bus agency and selling some convenience items in the huge store. “When he decided to close he made sure the liquor licence was moved to Top Shelf because that’s a real money maker.” One end of the still incomplete building will house a replica of L.A.W. General Store with the rest devoted to store vintage equipment. Near his mid-80s, Wuschke still lives in town and cut the ribbon for the sod-turning in July. Bumphrey said Apple Pie Day began 42 years ago when the museum was developed around the heritage Ambrosz blacksmith shop and house. “There was an apple tree. They decided to bake apple pies and have an apple pie day. It just grew and grew. This is a great community. They support the museum.” Apple Pie Day is held on Wednesday because all businesses used to close Wednesday afternoon. Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@sasktel.net

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Back to School and Dyslexia As school begins, I wish to remind Teachers and Parents that 20% of all students are Dyslexic. It is the most common, least known Learning Disability. A Dyslexic student has difficulty learning to read. The best solution is one-on-one oral reading with a parent or TA for an hour a day. Dyslexia is inherited. Dyslexics are bright, capable, engaging and may be the class clown. My published paper on Dyslexia can be found at: https://www.teachers.ab.ca/News%20Room/ ata%20magazine/Volume%2084/Number%201/ Articles/Pages/Dyslexia%20The%20Least%20 Known%20Most%20Common%20Learning%20 Disability.aspx Thank you Richard Dowson

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Mother starts petition over concern about possible changes to report cards Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

JanLaree Nelson is concerned that the Prairie South School Division is potentially moving toward an outcomes-based reporting system for high school and has started a petition to push for the continued use of percentages. Nelson learned about the possible change while speaking with the principal at Palliser Heights Elementary School, from where her daughter graduated Grade 8 last June, she explained. The principal allegedly told Nelson that high schools in the Prairie South School Division (PSSD) would eventually move toward outcomes and away from percentage grades, she continued. He also said some high schools might not give percentage grades to this year’s Grade 9 cohort. “When he said that, I knew I needed to do something,” Nelson said recently. So, she started a petition that she plans to present to the Ministry of Education. She hopes it encourages the continued used of percentage grading in high school and the discontinuation of outcomes-based reporting in junior high. She plans to meet with ministry officials in early September. Contact Nelson at lareenels@msn.com for the link to the petition. What also bothered Nelson is Mortlach School — where her son completed Grade 4 this past June — plans to move away from the honour roll and valedictorian role and develop a new system. She thought this was a “new-age type of thinking and teaching.” School division response Tony Baldwin, the PSSD director of education, told the Moose Jaw Express he had not heard about the petition. He noted it is up to schools — and not the division — to decide if they want to have honour rolls or valedictorians. It is also untrue that division high schools will phase out percentage grades altogether. “We have a requirement to report to the province using percentage grades yet (for Grades 10, 11 and 12),” said Baldwin, who is a fan of outcomes-based reporting. “It seems to me that some of the confusion that may exist out there is connected to our student information system. But that really doesn’t have any connection to outcomes-based versus traditional assessments.” The division uses outcomes-based assessment to report on how elementary students are doing, he continued. The emerging high school curricula is built more around outcomes over traditional organization. Some schools in PSSD use

the outcomes model to report but then convert those indicators into percentages. School divisions determine how students are evaluated and how achievement is communicated to parents and caregivers, according to a Ministry of Education spokesman. Achievement results — or percentages —are not reported to the ministry for students in kindergarten to Grade 9 but are reported for students in Grades 10 to 12. There are no plans to change this requirement. Negative experiences The use of outcomes-based reporting has been a negative experience for both of Nelson’s children, she said. Such reporting has not allowed her to understand where her children’s strengths lie or how well they are doing. “We’re trying to raise our kids to be motivated and successful people,” she said. “This marking system is going against our values as a family and implementing those values.” “Outcomes-based reporting is far superior to the traditional marks-based reporting,” said Baldwin. It breaks down the curricula’s content and skills so teachers can talk to parents and students about how kids are doing and where more work is needed, he continued. Giving a student a 73 per cent doesn’t tell them much. Instead, this method helps students be successful since it provides a deeper look at the assessment work. Concern for children Nelson is particularly concerned about her son’s educational well-being. He had no motivation to look at his report card on the last day of school in June since he had received the same mark — Developing as Expected, or DE — all year long. She is worried he will not create the right work ethic when he enters Grade 5. Nelson pointed out DE is meaningless since it is too broad. If it were a percentage, she noted, it would range from the low 60s to the high 90s. She believes using an outcomes-based assessment sets the bar low and discourages students from working hard. “I think they (the Ministry of Education) are encouraging mediocrity in the system …” Nelson said. “They are losing the opportunity to nourish academic leaders. They are sugar-coating those who struggle with academics.” “I wouldn’t agree that it breeds any sort of mediocrity,” Baldwin said. Instead, outcome reporting provides children with the opportunity to understand all the components of the curriculum. This allows them to improve in a meaningful

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Martial arts club offers intro lesson on using the bo staff Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express The bo staff is the “king of the weapons” in the martial arts world, which is why an introductory lesson was offered to help residents better understand what it’s about. Bojutsu Moose Jaw hosted an evening class in Elgin Park on Aug. 20, where nearly 30 residents learned how to use the bo with good technique while also going through a series of movements. The idea of the free

Nearly 30 people attended a bo staff lesson that Bojutsu Moose Jaw held in Elgin Park on Aug. 20, with many participants enjoying themselves. Photo by Tailynn Douglas Bojutsu Moose Jaw head instructor Nathan Douglas encourages participants while they practise several techniques using the bo staff. Photo by Jason G. Antonio

class was to have people participate in the activity, and if interested, join up for fall classes with the community club. “What I like to talk about for my school is that it’s very much a respectful family (training) environment,” ex-

plained head instructor Nathan Douglas. “We focus on skill. It’s really to learn how to use some traditional martial arts weapons and have fun. There is no prerequisite for martial arts background in my class.” While the bo staff is the king of all martial arts weapons, it’s also the most humble weapon, Douglas continued. It can be used as a walking stick or as a “crazy good” upper-body workout that is a dynamic alternative to lifting weights. The training can also be used as a stress reliever for one hour a week. Everyone has a different reason for why they like the bo, he said. He likes the mental aspect of using the weapon and memorizing certain techniques, some like it for the visual aspect of spinning the bo, while others enjoy it for self-defence and sparring. “We do lots of group training (and) pairs training,” Douglas said. “That, in particular, is what most people enjoy.” By holding the introductory class, Douglas wanted people to know that this is a unique program. “Little Moose Jaw has something like this and many other places don’t,” he added. Visit https://kimstaekwondomoosejaw.ca/bojutsu or the club’s Facebook page for more information.

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Shares in local aviation training employer worth putting on watch list One of Moose Jaw’s larger local employers is CAE Inc, the private partner for national defence RCAF pilot training at 15 Wing Moose Jaw. Four years ago, CAE came to Moose Jaw, taking over the Bombardier flying training contract. Since then, investors have been rewarded with a 143 per cent gain in the stock price plus a dividend rate higher than any interest rate. The company happens to be in the right place at the right time; having built strong worldwide operations in aviation training — both civil and defence. With more than 50 training locations, 10,000 employees and four regional divisions — USA, Canada, Europe/Africa, and Middle East/Asia Pacific — CAE covers the globe. The civil aviation operations cover everything from pilots, maintenance to account-

ing to cabin crews CAE believes it has only 33 per cent of the $3.5 billion civil aviation market and seven per cent of the $15 billion military aviation market, leaving lots of room to expand and grow. Given its size and scope any one developing head-to-head competition would find extreme difficulty, making CAE a choice for investors desiring an industry with low risk of price-cutting competition. The outlook for the aviation training industry is robust with an industry forecast of annual 4.3 per cent growth in airline passenger traffic for years to come. The company’s own 10-year outlook to 2028 suggests bright times ahead. In that time frame the world will need 50,000 new business aircraft pilots, 270,000 new airline pilots and 215,000 pilot upgrades. Company backlog has grown to almost $9.4 billion from just over $8 billion a

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Pacific market could turn into a challenge. As long as airline growth continues and the military needs pilots, CAE has a strong business model. Investors may want to wait for a price downturn before flying with CAE shares. According to most analysts a recession that will dampen stock prices should happen within the next 18-24 months. 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 ronjoy@ sasktel.net The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.

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Model grain elevators recognize town’s heritage By Ron Walter - For Moose Jaw Express

Wooden crib grain elevators have been called prairie sentinels signaling the site of a town. The popular style of grain elevator blanketed Western Canada with almost 5,800 units in 1933. Saskatchewan boasted 2,000 of them. Rail line abandonment and development of concrete high throughout elevators spelled the end of wooden crib units. Fewer than 400 were left standing in this province five years ago with many acting as local farm storage and loading facilities. Remembering these elevators and the historic role they

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Politics clouds truth about SaskPower energy production options Politicians are kicking around the proposed $600 million SaskPower cogeneration plant as if it were a soccer ball. Moose Jaw was one of the sites considered for this plant that will generate low carbon emissions and was lucky to be selected. by Ron Walter enough The plant, and a similar unit just opened near Swift Current, are vital pieces of Saskatchewan’s environmental plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Construction of the natural gas fired electric power plant will take about three years with up to 600 construction workers. Once open the unit will employ 35 highly paid workers. The biggest benefit from this cogeneration facility will come from future attraction of industry seeking low emissions energy. Located in the new industrial park south of the refinery the plant could be a magnet for industry. Political football has scared everyone about the plant’s future.

would be to buy low emissions hydro power from neighbouring Manitoba’s new dam on a long-term contract. The chances of that occurring are pretty remote. Spending millions to build a power grid to Manitoba would be necessary and unpalatable for politicians preferring to create jobs in their own province. A Manitoba Hydro power source would leave SaskPower without all its own generation facilities. And there’s the matter of fewer jobs in this province. Saskatchewan is left with natural gas co-generation as the only alternative. Nuclear power, if acceptable to residents, would take forever to approve and build. All the political threats about the carbon tax axing the plant are mere political bluster intended to create more dislike of carbon tax, Trudeau and the Liberals. Meanwhile, taxpayers are left with the false impression that carbon tax will squash plans for the cogeneration plant.

The Liberal federal government announced carbon tax regulations on production from this plant. Saskatchewan premier Scott Moe and his Saskatchewan Party cabinet were caught blindsided. They had assumed the plant wouldn’t be subject to carbon tax. Perhaps if our government weren’t in a continual power struggle with the Liberal federal government we might have known about the tax before. Or we could have asked instead of assuming. The Saskatchewan powers said they had to go back to the drawing board to see if the project is still viable with the carbon tax. The implications and threats by Saskatchewan: the whole project could be scotched by the federal carbon tax. Moose Jaw Mayor Fraser Tolmie took up the cause becoming vocal on the issue, demanding the feds exempt this plant from the carbon tax. First, it is doubtful the carbon tax will destroy the plant’s viability, although costs will increase. Second, Saskatchewan has no real option to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Coal-fired plants can’t achieve the goal and the carbon capture technology is too expensive. The other option, probably the most sensible option,

Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@sasktel.net The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.

Moose Jaw mayor pushes back against federal carbon emission guidelines Larissa Kurz

The recent changes to federal environmental guidelines that implement carbon tax regulations on any new natural gas plants beginning in 2021 is causing a stir in Moose Jaw, citing a pushback from Mayor Fraser Tolmie on behalf of the City of Moose Jaw. The incoming 350-megawatt natural gas power plant being built by SaskPower in Moose Jaw’s Southeast Industrial Park is the focus of Tolmie’s concerns. In a letter sent to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Tolmie called for the federal government to grandfather the proposed plant project as it was finalized in December of 2018. No reply from the prime minister’s office has been received as of yet. “We feel that, quite honestly, the logical path forward would be for the federal government and the provincial government to grandfather this project,” said Tolmie. “The federal government was made aware and federal agencies were made aware of this project prior to its announcement, because of the impact in this local area.” Alongside the positive effect the $700 million plant project has promised to bring to Moose Jaw — in the form of jobs, economic revenues, and more — Tolmie also expressed concerns over the future of Saskatchewan’s growing need for a more dependent source of power.

Mayor Fraser Tolmie claims that since the proposed natural gas power plant was finalized in 2018, it should be excluded from new carbon tax guidelines. SaskPower has not shared any speculated numbers regarding what the carbon tax regulations could potentially cost the new project, said Tolmie. But as of now, SaskPower is still in contact with the City and has not declared plans to change the project’s future.

“To be quite honest with you, I believe that [SaskPower has] been caught off guard with this,” said Tolmie. “The regulations that were brought forward were not what we were [expecting], what the province had expected. And so with that change, that creates a ripple effect and impact.” Tolmie made clear that he will be battling the regulations so long as they impede on Moose Jaw’s progress and will continue to discuss the matter with the provincial government. “I will measure that response [from the federal government], whether they’re going to listen or not listen, and then we will understand whether we’ve got a fight on our hands or we don’t,” said Tolmie. “It’s a challenge for the city of Moose Jaw. It’s a challenge for the province of Saskatchewan and we need to be communicating that to the federal government.” No other solutions are being discussed at the table as of yet, while the mayor’s office waits for a reply from the federal government. “We’re going to continue to do the right things, which is be diplomatic, advocate and wait for what we believe is a good response,” said Tolmie.

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When Lt. Col. Blair Springate was last at 15 Wing on a full-time basis 26 years ago, he had little idea that all these years later he’d become the commanding officer of the storied ‘Big 2’. But there Springate was on Monday morning, August 26th, sitting alongside 15 Wing commanding officer Col. Ron Walker and outgoing commandant Lt. Col. Jody McKinnon, signing orders to officially take over as boss of the 2 Canadian Forces Flying Training School. The honour took place during a special change of command ceremony in Hanger 2 at 15 Wing and marked the latest evolution in a military career that has now spanned over three decades. “I’m super excited to be back,’ Springate said during a post-ceremony reception in the O.B. Philp building. “Like the Colonel said, command is an important step in an officer’s progression and I can’t imagine taking over a better and more important a prestigious unit as the Big 2, the premier flying school in the Canadian Air Force.” Springate takes over from Lt. Col. McKinnon, who is leaving the Canadian Forces to join the private sector in Ottawa after working with the school for the past year. The new commandant’s background is relatively unique in Big 2 history – rather than coming from a background in fixed wing aircraft, Springate is a helicopter specialist, having received his wings in on the CH 136 Kiowa in 1993. That began a long career with choppers that included a deployment to Haiti in 1995 and two tours in Bosnia in the 2000s. Since his promotion to Lieutenant Colonel, Springate has worked on staff at Canada Command in Ottawa, the Air Staff and with the Chief of Military Personnel. Having that kind of a background – and having trained at Moose Jaw in the past – is something Springate is looking forward to putting to good use in his new role at 15 Wing. “As an officer, I’m pleased that the air force would choose me for this awesome responsibility; he said. “Now I’m just looking forward to meeting everybody, working with everybody and going back to flying… Things have changed so much in 27 years; obviously, the aircraft is different, the construct with the contractor and the whole team partner businesses, but that doesn’t make it any better or any worse, it just makes different. And I’d like to say it makes it better as we move forward into the 21st century.” To that end, Springate plans to take the usual route of Big 2 command change. “I’ll have the staff brief me on the nuts and bolts, the ins and outs of the unit and what’s happening from a unit perspective. Then we’ll make any changes as required,” he said. “But I’m really looking forward to seeing what the future holds.” The ceremony also saw the installation of CWO Bill Doman as the first Chief Warrant Officer of the 2 Canadian Forces Flying Training School.

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Experience all the nature with Nature Society field trips Larissa Kurz

The Moose Jaw Nature Society continues to keep its members busy with plenty of opportunities to get outside and experience the world around them. Although the Badlands trip was full for August 24th, field trip coordinator Kim Epp encourages people to book their own tours and experience the museum and guided hike the same way that Nature Society members will be. The tour group hiked through parts of the Badlands and learned about the paleontology of the area, and hopefully saw some unique wildlife. The trip offered some great photography opportunities, as with any of the field trips the Nature Society plans. Epp has really been getting members — and non-members — of the Nature So-

The Moose Jaw Nature Society group who attended Nature Saskatchewan’s Spring Meet in June. (supplied)

This orphaned raccoon is one the group visited when they stopped in at Bandit Rehab Ranch near Saskatoon in June. (supplied) Xyra Seargeant with a nuthatch in hand down in Wakamow Valley. (supplied) ciety out and about this year, planning at least one field trip each month. Some stick close to home, like the hike out to the Nicolle Flats Homestead in Buffalo Pound or an impromptu trip to a local farm to witness some nesting owls. Some trips venture a bit further for a fresh locale, like the trip to Eastend to the Nature Sask Spring Meet or up to Saskatoon to bottle-feed baby raccoons at Bandit Ranch Rehab. Wherever the plan is to go, Epp says the goal of the Nature Society’s field trips is to get out and enjoy something new with a group of people who are just as in awe

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between osteoarthritis (OA) and dying from cardiovascular disease (CVD). In the last few weeks, I highlighted the significance of chronic pain in Canada, its effects on the individual and on society. The Canadian Pain Task Force tells us that 1 out of 5 Canadians suffer from chronic pain. Chronic pain can come from many sources, and musculoskeletal is one of the more common. Researchers from Sweden identified a link between hip and knee arthritis and death due to cardiovascular disease. The risk of dying from cardiovascular disease was 16 percent higher for those who had lived with OA for 9 to 11 years. The researchers made no statement as to the reasons for why there may be a link, however there are 2 very good mechanisms for why OA can be deadly. A sedentary lifestyle has been linked to increased risk of heart disease. What is a common reason for why many people remain inactive? Pain and stiffness of course. What are the common symptoms of OA? Pain and stiffness. While this is common sense reasoning for

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would love to see more new faces join the group. The Nature Society does small events often in the community, and Epp describes the group as one that appreciates both the beauty of nature and of each other. They run a number of continual programs as well, such as the winter bird feeding program in Wakamow Valley and cleaning out the bluebird boxes annually in Buffalo Pound. Meetings start up again on the fourth Friday of September, at St. Mark’s Church, and everyone is welcome to stop in — membership not required, although you may leave with one.

the link between OA and CVD, there is another viable explanation. Chronic inflammation is a known cause of (CVD). Chronic inflammation can lead to the immune system damaging the lining of the arteries, causing atherosclerosis. If the inflammation of chronic gum disease has been related to heart damage, then what about chronic joint inflammation? This is one theory as to why knee and hip arthritis increases the risk of dying from CVD. I cannot stress enough, to the patients in my office who suffer from chronic musculoskeletal pain, that their back and hip issues are lifestyle problems in the same category as diabetes, obesity, heart disease and even cancer. More credence must be given to the effects that musculoskeletal pain has on one’s overall health and the health care system as a whole. Health care policy makers must recognize that musculoskeletal problem like OA is already a significant public health issue. 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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Biggest moose sign draws attention on Manitoba drive By Ron Walter - For Moose Jaw Express

The drive north of Gimli, Manitoba along Lake Winnipeg was pleasant, viewing fields of corn, canola, wheat, some sunflowers, and trees. Once exclusively an Icelandic region, the Iceland flag still flies over a lot of farms around here. The drive took us to the westerly community of Arborg where an Icelandic heritage village museum has been assembled from old farmsteads. The museum wasn’t open on this Sunday morning, but we walked around the village inspecting the cluster of homes, a grist mill, school, church, hall, barn, and oven building. An information sign at one of the homes, a cottage style, told us the owner liked to have visitors in for coffee, entertaining up to 40 visitors a day, Another fairly large house had 18 members in the first family, 12 in the second — nothing else to do on cold winter nights and all the children provided a helping hand on the farm. One of the houses was shaped like a gambrel roofed barn. On our way back a large sign reading Biggest Moose caught our attention. We had to drive 50 km to Riverton to see this moose. Is it bigger than Mac or that

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the $430,000 restoration of the wildlife mural on the Enbridge storage tanks in Regina. Our drive back to Gimli was frustrating at one point. A bald eagle was dining on a fox at the roadside, not moving as we drove past. A ways down the road, we turned and came back. The bald eagle was loathe to leave its prey. The car was across the road and the awesome bird was in my camera lens. The giant wingspan filled the lens as the bird took off but my camera jammed leaving us without a spectacular photo. On our trip home we drove up the east side of Lake Manitoba to Lundar, where a large marsh with trails has been set aside. The walk is supposed to take up to three hours.

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About 15 minutes into the walk two noisy crows announced my presence to the world. A moment later I realized why they were so extremely loud. A young crow not yet flying well sat on a branch in the trail, hop/flying away. The walk continued for five minutes. The noisy crows followed, incessant in announcing my presence. Realizing the raucous cawing would scare dead and living birds before I could ever see them, I turned back on the trail. Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@ sasktel.net

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The South of the Divide Conservation Action program (SODCAP Inc.) hosted its Annual General Meeting in Eastend, Saskatchewan, on August 14, 2019. Cory Larsen of Surge Energy Inc. and Chad Macy of TransAlta Corporation joined the SODCAP Inc. Board of Directors, representing the energy sector. They replace Crescent Point Energy, who has sat on the board since its inception in 2014. SODCAP Inc. greatly appreciates their many years of support. Other board members include representatives from the following organizations: Nature Saskatchewan, Ranchers Stewardship Alliance, Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities, Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association and Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association. Larry Grant serves as SODCAP’s local Memberat-Large. The Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment and Environment and Climate Change Canada also are represented on the board. The afternoon began with MLA, Mr. Doug Steele, offering words of welcome, followed by a variety of presentations, including one by the local TRex Discovery Centre. They shared some of the research activities going on in the Frenchman River Watershed. Dr. Jeff Lane, from the University of Saskatchewan, discussed bats and white nose syndrome. White Nose Syndrome (WNS) is spreading across Canada at an alarming rate. Having a healthy bat population is important for those living on the Prairies because bats provide effective pest control and play a vital role for agriculture. WNS is a fungus that attacks healthy bats as they hibernate, decreasing their fat supplies and causing up to 80% mortality. It is one of the only fungi knowing that can cause death in otherwise healthy mammals. Of the 18 bat species in Canada, 15 are known to hibernate in caves, an ideal location for the WNS fungus. Thus, the majority of Canadian bat species are vulnerable. This is trouble-

some because, according to United States research, bats provide an economic benefit between $5 billion to $50 billion annually. Carl Neggers, representing a collaboration of four First Nations, spoke to the development of a proposal to create an Indigenous Protected Areas in Southwest Saskatchewan. Presentations wrapped up with Melanie Toppi and Lee Sexton presenting on one of the SODCAP Inc. projects that uses goats to control leafy spurge on critical habitat. When leafy spurge invades prairie, it leads to changes in plant structure. For ground-nesting grassland songbirds, such as the threatened Sprague’s Pipit, these infested areas are no longer suitable habitat. The habitat can be restored by using goats to control the spurge which allows grasses to dominate those areas again. Goats can eat up to 90% of their diet as spurge, making them the grazer of choice. Melanie Toppi, biologist with SODCAP Inc., has coordinated the spurge control project that uses multiple approaches. She says this project has been an exciting learning experience. It has been informative to approach an invasive weed problem and adopt a solution which benefits the landscape and species-at-risk as well as the livestock. Through a partnership with the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association, SODCAP Inc. negotiated a variety of projects with ranchers to help maintain, protect, and restore critical habitat for Greater Sage-grouse, Sprague’s Pipit and a variety of other listed species. Currently, more than 40 projects are actively underway impacting over 220,000 acres of native grasslands and are protected under agreement! If you have any questions please contact the Executive Director, Tom Harrison, at ed@sodcap.com.


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Tatawâw Park cleanup back for round two Larissa Kurz

The South Hill Community Association is continuing their efforts to keep public spaces clean with their second cleanup day in Tatawâw Park this year. Turnout for the first cleanup day on May 19 was better than expected despite falling on the long weekend, and the dedicated group ended up collecting 12 bags of garbage during their attentive walk through the park. Crystal Froese of the SHCA hopes to see as much support for the fall cleanup day as the spring event was given, as it’s a great chance to tidy up the city before winter weather traps any garbage under the snow. “We thought, when the trails had been used all summer and before the snow flies, it would probably be a good idea to go back out there and do a little cleanup as well,” said Froese. Both the SHCA and Beautifi Moose Jaw have put out a citywide message to encourage people to take better care of public spaces throughout the summer. For the most part, Froese feels that Moose Jaw has responded well, but can always do better.

Volunteers with the South Hill Community Association help clean up Tatawâw Park on the Victoria Day long weekend in May. (Photo courtesy Crystal Froese) “I think the people that are out walking every day definitely see the impact of littering,” said Froese. “But also, people can be pretty much lazy. They come and enjoy the park . . . and instead of going and finding a garbage can, they’ll toss their lunch litter or whatever they brought

with them just to the side.” She encouraged people to consider coming out to Tatawâw Park on Sept. 28, or to take their own initiative and head over to one of the green spaces in their local neighbourhoods to do some cleanup of their own.

“Just like what we did in May, we’re encouraging people across the city to go out on that same weekend, into their favorite parks and on their trails and around their neighborhoods, wherever they like to go for walks, and take a garbage bag with them and just be a good neighbor and pick up any trash or litter that they see,” said Froese. Froese noted that the litter in the park during the last cleanup was largely cigarette butts, plastic bottles or takeout containers and plastic bags, and encouraged people to remember to take their refuse with them after visiting Tatawâw Park or other spaces. “We want to love where we live and look after it, and so on September 22nd, we’re just really encouraging people to come out and help us at Tatawâw Park,” said Froese. The cleanup group will meet at the bridge at the end of 7th Avenue SW at 9 a.m. and pick their way through the park until noon. The SHCA will be providing garbage bags, as well as coffee — all volunteers need to bring is their to-go cup and perhaps a pair of gloves.

Prairie Hearts Quilters prepared for busy fall season Larissa Kurz

The first official meeting for the Prairie Hearts Quilt Guild is on Sept. 5, and the guild’s president Lizanne Knox-Beam is encouraging quilters both new and experienced to consider joining in on some of the guild’s busy schedule. The guild meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month, from September to May, and will be starting signup for their monthly fun programs. Members are invited to take part in any of the monthly programs the guild has put together, which are meant to keep each quilter on their toes — or rather, their sewing machine’s pedal. The UFO project, which stands for Unfinished Objects and likely doesn’t involve spacecraft, challenges each quilter to make a list of their unfinished projects, and to complete at least one every month. The Round Robin Panel begins with a store-bought panel that is passed around each month to a new member, who adds a border when it’s in their hands. Lottery Block features a block pattern and color of the month, and each block completed enters that quilter into the draw for all the blocks at the end of the year. Not all of the programs task individual quilters with a

new project every month. Secret Friends pairs each quilter up with another quilter to anonymously exchange monthly gifts, usually of the quilting variety. The guild also has a few regular projects they take part in together, such as their Comfort Quilts program — where they put together handmade quilts for children in need

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Library’s summer reading program one for the books Larissa Kurz

Aug. 24 was the official wrap-up party for the Public Library’s summer programs, and librarian Tina Dolcetti was pleased with the participation in this year’s many activities. “We’ve been really growing it over the last few years, so I would say it’s kept well on pace with what we had last year, if not more,” said Dolcetti. The Library saw lots of interest in the children’s activities, especially the soccer literacy program and the new Behind the Scenes tours, as well as with the new format for the summer reading challenge. Dolcetti estimates there were well over 200 kids participating actively throughout the summer — higher than last year and culminating in hundreds of ballots handed out for the reading challenge. All three age groups of the summer reading challenge saw steady interaction through the summer. Dolcetti attributes this to changes in how the program was taking entries. Rather than running on a points-based milestone system — where completing certain things awarded a certain number of points — the Library changed things up this year with an entry-based system, simplifying the requirements needed to potentially win one of the many prizes. Introducing scratch and win ballots was an extremely

popular feature, and so were the myriad of new activities and milestones each reading challenge featured. “We just decided to keep it simple and fun,” said Dolcetti. “Some people are really intensely interested in the gamification of things, so we had hundreds of ballots submitted this summer and we’re pretty excited about that.”

Dolcetti found that comic books and graphic novels were also popular this summer, flying off the shelves and enticing young readers to spend some time with a book. Participating in a summer reading program is really beneficial, as any librarian would agree. Just fifteen minutes of reading per day can improve your mental skills, no matter your age. Through sponsorship and donations, the Library was also able to hand out hundreds of gently used books at each of their literacy programs throughout the summer as well. “We’ve been giving out books left, right, and center this summer,” said Dolcetti. “Courtesy of our sponsors, particularly Friends of the Library because they were very active donors. . . We’ve been able to give hundreds of books away to kids who need access to them.” Dolcetti and the rest of the Public Library’s staff were pleased to see their summer programs “packed full” this year and promise to plan even more interesting things for next year’s summer agenda. For now, fall programming is starting up and everyone is encouraged to keep an eye on the Public Library’s events calendar for more upcoming events — and, of course, to keep reading.

Library’s fall schedule features both familiar and new programs Larissa Kurz With summer coming to an unfortunate close, the Moose Jaw Public Library is ready to get started with their fall programming schedule right away in September. A number of familiar programs will be sticking around, alongside a few new programs worth checking out. The evening Magic the Gathering meetings will continue on every other Wednesday, encouraging players to pick up a deck of the fantasy cards and battle each other. For those looking for something a little calmer, the Avid Knitters group will be meeting every other Tuesday afternoon, and the noon-hour meditation sessions will continue every Thursday through September. The monthly Death Cafe meeting will be sticking around, as a welcoming public

forum to discuss the sometimes taboo topic of death. The Library’s monthly Book Club will also be coming back for a hearty book discussion of a selected novel, copies of which will always be available at the library. A few new programs will also be making a debut, including a new series about financial literacy put on in partnership with the Canadian Association of Chartered Accountants. The first session on Sept. 5 is titled Survive and Thrive after Job Loss, which will focus on moving forward after recent unemployment. The second session, scheduled for Oct. 17, will look at saving strategies to achieve financial goals. The Library is also offering a number of Internet help courses, focusing on the basic how-to’s of being on your computer

— from email, web browsing, and identifying phishing scams. The sessions are free, but registration is required and can be done on the Library’s website. The new Archives informational sessions are also underway, with the nest session on Sept. 24 focused on the many resources housed in the Library Archives. There are a few more interesting topics lined up for the remainder of the fall — including local architecture and military history. Assistant Head Librarian Shevaun Ruby is looking forward to seeing how these new programs are received, since the Library chose topics they felt might be of interest. “We looked around at what we have to offer, like the interests of staff members, and also what the community might not know,” said Ruby. “[We also chose topics] that are definitely things that we’ve no-

ticed in our community that are of interest. . . and so that’s why we’re trying to offer these programs that might fill that hole or that niche.” The Library will have tons going on for the younger crowd as well, continuing to host morning storytimes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays for children under 5, as well as new craft activities every Saturday morning for the older kids. There is also a French storytime program every Monday morning, featuring crafts and stories meant to help young children learn French. The full calendar of events is on the Library’s website, with more details about each program. Questions can be directed to the Public Library’s main desk by calling 1 (306) 692-2787.

Provincial budget set to record small surplus at first quarter Larissa Kurz

The Saskatchewan government is looking to be on track to maintain their promise of a balanced budget in 2019-20, with a projected surplus of $25.8 million expected at the end of the first quarter. This forecast of $25.8 million is $8.6 million less than the budgeted surplus of $34.4 million given in March, but Finance Minister Donna Harpauer is not concerned. “Overall, I’m encouraged by Saskatchewan’s updated budget forecast at first quarter,” Harpauer said in a provincial

press release. “In any given year there can be in-year budgetary challenges, and there can also be some up-side. Our government will continue to manage expenses carefully, invest in priorities, and keep the economy strong—providing the right balance for Saskatchewan people.” Revenue is expected to be $15.38 billion, up $355.3 million from what was budgeted. Expenses are also expected to be up $363.9 million from budget, at $15.35 billion. This equates to a 2.4 per cent increase in both.

The provincial government’s report attributes the growth in revenue to positive gains from the non-renewable resource sector, including higher-than-expected potash prices and a lower exchange rate on heavy-light oil. The increase in expenses is due to higher pension expenses and increases in federal funding for municipalities and infrastructure. Overall, the government is seeing the provincial economy perform as predicted in the spring budget and has seen a de-

crease in both public debt and unemployment numbers. Harpauer and the provincial government see the budget as on track to be balanced with a small surplus. “This balance allows sustained investment into the priorities of Saskatchewan people—including into health care, classrooms, and support for seniors and vulnerable families, as well as into needed infrastructure for our growing province,” said Harpauer in a press release.

Viterra buys bankrupt Belle Plaine pulse processor By Ron Walter - For Agri-Mart Express

The Ilta Grain Belle Plaine facility has been sold to Viterra Inc. A British Columbia. Supreme Court hearing approved sale of the plant on Aug. 23. No price was disclosed. Ilta filed for receivership in June with about $150 million debts to more than 400 creditors. Main creditors are Farm Credit Canada, $86 million; and HSBC Bank, $47.5 million. The grain company’s shareholders had invested $146 million in six plants since 2014, buying, processing and exporting mostly lentils, peas and chickpeas. About $14 million is owed to farmers. It appears most of that will be recovered through insurance required by

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Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) producer protection programs. Court documents indicate about $12 million in buyer protection is available. The insurer had cancelled insurance, but negotiations saw the insurance reinstated. Dozens of the farmers owed money are from the Moose Jaw region. The largest farm creditor is Cadrain Farms of Leask, owed $1.35 million. Sellers of canary seed to Ilta are out in the cold. CGC does not require coverage of specialty crops like canary seed. Ilta had its licence reinstated allowing sale of existing grain inventories but can’t buy any new grain. At the receiver’s recommendation two company founders and the chief financial officer were fired from the Ilta board of directors. All three had opposed sale of the

Belle Plaine plant. Ilta was in talks to sell the plant before receivership was filed. The Belle Plaine operation with 350,000 metric tonnes storage and a 135 railcar loop was the second largest plant in the company. Ilta has processing operations at Saskatoon with 500,000 tonnes capacity; Belle Plaine, 350,000 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. Under court order, proposals to buy Ilta plants will be accepted by Sept. 30 with plans to approve sale by Oct. 30. Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@sasktel.net


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If you’re worried about having enough retirement money, you could become a police officer or firefighter and receive a pension plan that contributes twice as much as other plans. During its Aug. 26 regular meeting, city council gave three readings to a proposed bylaw to amend the City of Moose Jaw Pension Plan Bylaw to reflect changes made during the recent negotiation of collective bargaining agreements with police and fire unions, and the transfer of Downtown Facility and Fieldhouse Board (DFFH) employees to Spectra Group. Council voted 4-2 on all three readings, with councillors Brian Swanson and Dawn Luhning opposed. Coun. Chris Warren was absent. The bylaw amendment will return for official approval since it was not unanimously passed. Once approved, two original copies of the bylaw will be sent to the Canadian Revenue Agency and Saskatchewan Justice to register the plan amendment. Background The collective bargaining agreement signed this year between the Moose Jaw Board of Police Commissioners and the Moose Jaw Police Association union — covering 2017 to 2020 — increased pension contribution levels to nine per cent from 8.5 per cent. This means members and the employer each contribute nine per cent to members’ pension plans.

The new agreement also gives police a total pay increase of 9.4 per cent. The salary of a constable ranges from $69,208.55 to $106,357.12 to $123,330.53 based on 2017 public accounts. Furthermore, the recent arbitration award between the municipality and the Moose Jaw Firefighters’ Association union increased pension contribution levels to 8.5 per cent from eight per cent. This means members and the employer each contribute 8.5 per cent to members’ pension plans. The new agreement for firefighters is retroactive from 2015 to 2018 and gives them a total pay increase of 14.75 per cent. This means a first-class firefighter now makes $99,252, up from $85,764 five years ago. Municipal employees with the DFFH have also been affected by changes to pension plans. City council dissolved the DFFH board on Aug. 15, 2018, and effective Sept. 3, 2019, DFFH employees will become employees of Spectra Group and will join that organization’s employer pension plan. Meanwhile, members who are CUPE employees of the Board of Police Commissioners, who are out-of-scope municipal employees, who are municipal CUPE employees, or who are transit employees will receive pension contributions of 7.5 per cent. Council discussion City council did not have any input into the new collec-

tive bargaining contracts for the police or firefighters, said Swanson. He singled out the pension plan for the police as being “extremely generous.� If officers make $100,000 a year, they will receive $9,000 in pension contributions annually, he continued. In comparison, some residents might have pension plans of three per cent or even nothing at all. Meanwhile, this creates a two- and even three-tier pension system among CUPE workers, police and fire personnel and other municipal employees, which Swanson did not favour. “There comes point where we have to question, can we afford this? I think we reached that point a while ago,� he added. Luhning echoed Swanson’s comments, noting she made similar comments on a private app council uses to communicate with each other. She pointed out the pension contributions of 8.5 per cent and nine per cent are likely double compared to other defined contribution plans in the private sector and in government, which average between four and five per cent. “These are unstainable. Something eventually is going to have to give. We just can’t afford these kinds of contributions ongoing and increasing at these levels year after year after year,� she added. The next regular council meeting is Sept. 9.

Moose Jaw’s finances better than other Saskatchewan cities, report suggests Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Positive economic trends are contributing to an upbeat picture of how the City of Moose Jaw’s finances look, suggests a report from city hall. City administration put together a supplemental report for city council’s Aug. 26 regular meeting that looked at debt, reserves and taxation, while the report also answered several questions that had been raised during the July 22 regular meeting about the 2018 financial statements. Council voted 6-0 to accept the report. Coun. Chris Warren was absent. Report findings

City administration compared Moose Jaw to Swift Current, Prince Albert, Saskatoon and Regina and looked at population levels, reserve amounts, per capita reserves, debt amounts, per capita debt, the net amount reserves exceeded debt or vice versa, and the per capita net amounts. It found the per capita amount by dividing the numbers in reserves, debt and net/loss amounts by population. The report indicated for Moose Jaw that: • Its population is 33,890 and has reserves of more than $107 million, which means its per capita reserve amount is $3,166.95

AVIS DE MISE EN CANDIDATURE

Conseil de l’École Ducharme Avis est donnÊ par la prÊsente pour recevoir les mises en candidature aux deux (2) postes à pourvoir au sein du Conseil de l’École Ducharme (Moose Jaw). Ces deux (2) postes ont des mandats de deux (2) ans. Selon l’article 134.2(1) de la Loi sur l’Êducation, un (1) de ces postes devrait être assumÊ par un parent d’Êlèves de l’École Ducharme et un (1) poste de reprÊsentant communautaire par un adulte de langue minoritaire qui rÊside dans la zone de frÊquentation de l’Êcole. Les candidatures seront reçues pendant les heures d’ouverture de l’Êcole jusqu’à

16 h, le jeudi 19 septembre 2019

à l’École Ducharme (340, rue Ominica Ouest) et pendant les heures d’ouverture de l’Êcole à compter du jeudi 5 septembre 2019. Pour plus d’information ou pour obtenir un formulaire, veuillez communiquer avec l’agente des mises en candidature, Jennifer Pippus, au (306) 691-0068 ou avec le directeur adjoint de scrutin, RenÊ Archambault, au (306) 584-2558 ou (306) 531-6353. Dans l’ÊventualitÊ d’une Êlection, le scrutin par anticipation se dÊroulera de 15 h à 19 h le vendredi 18 octobre 2019 et le scrutin, le mercredi 23 octobre 2019 de 10 h à 20 h. Fait à Regina, le 15 aoÝt 2019.

Critères pour une mise en candidature pour un poste de parent au sein du conseil d’Êcole

pour un poste de reprÊsentant communautaire au sein du conseil d’Êcole

• Être âgÊ d’au moins 18 ans ; • RÊsider en Saskatchewan depuis au moins six mois ; • Recevoir l’appui par Êcrit (signature) de trois parents d’Êlèves de la prÊmaternelle à la 12e annÊe de l’Êcole fransaskoise ; • Être le parent d’une ou d’un Êlève de la prÊmaternelle à la 12e annÊe inscrit.e à l’École Ducharme.

• Être âgÊ d’au moins 18 ans ; • PossÊder sa citoyennetÊ canadienne ; • RÊsider en Saskatchewan depuis au moins six mois ; • Recevoir l’appui par Êcrit (signature) de trois parents d’Êlèves de la prÊmaternelle à la 12e annÊe de l’Êcole fransaskoise ; • RÊsider dans la zone de frÊquentation de l’École Ducharme.

Council discussion An asterisk needs to be placed beside Swift Current and Saskatoon since they own their own power utilities, said Coun. Brian Swanson. When people rent a house or apartment there, they call the municipality to hook up their power instead of SaskPower. It is important to learn what percentage of debt in those communities is due to owning power utilities, he remarked. He assumed ownership of those utilities significantly affected debt levels. It’s important to focus on trends when looking at taxation levels, Swanson continued. The trend in recent years “tells a different story than the rosy pictureâ€? the data shows. “I guess it’s an academic exercise ‌ but I would caution (us) to take with a very large grain of salt any comparison of municipalities in terms of taxation,â€? he added. “There are so many variables between the cities.â€? The provincial government took away $4.5 million from Moose Jaw two years ago as part of the grants-in-lieu funding program, said Mayor Fraser Tolmie. That changed the municipality’s taxation levels; however, he thought the community had done well since then. To combat negative trends means focusing on attracting new jobs, he continued. That has happened through such projects as the proposed SaskPower plant, a new distillery, a new headquarters for a green energy company and the sale of property in the Southeast Industrial  Park area.   “We have to change the nar      rative in this community in order to change the stats that  are presented to us,â€? he add    Â? Â?   Â?Â?    ­ ed. “If you want to change Â?€ ‚ Â?­  €­  €     the trend, you have to take ƒ€   €  Â?      € ­      an active part in engaging ­  Â?  Â?     € Â? Â?€ with other businesses and „„­ƒÂ?Â?€ …†„‡ local businesses to help them thrive.â€? ˆ‰Š‹ˆŒŒ ‰€€ƒ The next regular council Ž‘Â?€ˆ meeting is Sept. 9.    

• It has debt levels of $63,692,269, or per capita amount of $1,879.38 • The municipality’s reserve amount exceeds its debt by $43,635,698, which is a per capita amount of $1,287.57 In comparison: • Swift Current’s per capita reserves, per capita debt and per capita net/loss amounts are $1,233.31, $4,977.71 and -$3,744.40, respectively • Prince Albert’s per capita reserves, per capita debt and per capita net/loss amounts are $430.14, $792.53 and -$362.39, respectively • Saskatoon’s per capita reserves, per capita debt and per capita net/loss amounts are $1,016.77, $1,417.16, and -$400.39, respectively • Regina’s per capita reserves, per capita debt and per capita net/loss amounts are $1,012.59, $1,476.91 and -$465.32 Taxation The report also looked at commercial and residential taxation and compared Moose Jaw with 15 municipalities across the province. The report found that, based on an assessed property value of $100,000, Moose Jaw had the seventh-lowest commercial taxation, at $1,500 per year. Furthermore, Moose Jaw had the fourth-lowest residential taxation, at $800 per year. Lastly, Moose Jaw’s tax percentage increase this year of 3.01 per cent was ninth lowest among those same municipalities.



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City Hall Council Notes Correction In the August 28th, 2019 edition of the Moose Jaw Express, incorrect information appeared in the article, “Some residents bothered by bylaw officers enforcing parking standards.” It is not bylaw officers but the commissionaires who look after parking meters and issue parking tickets for parking bylaw infractions. As well, in the article, “Full payment for purchase of industrial park property still not made but expected” in the Aug. 28 edition, the correct information should state Carpere Canada made a 10-per-cent deposit of $780,000, of which $200,000 is non-refundable. We apologize for the errors.

YMCA building likely to be demolished after council vote ends in tie Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

The former YMCA building on Fairford Street will likely be demolished, after city council failed to pass a motion to seek input from developers or private groups about repurposing the building. Council dealt with five motions related to handling the building during its Aug. 26 regular meeting. Coun. Chris Warren was absent, which proved to be the deciding factor during two votes. Council unanimously approved motions to: terminate the lease agreement between the municipality and the YMCA of Moose Jaw effective July 15, deactivate water and natural gas services until the building is sold, and carry property insurance on the building until the building is sold. However, council voted 3-3 on a motion to issue requests for proposal (RFPs) in October for the sale and development of the Natatorium and the YMCA building, with the understanding that the Natatorium should maintain its heritage status and the municipality should have continued access to the outdoor pool through the building. A related motion would have had the RFP indicate the City of Moose Jaw would not provide funding for any proposed development. Mayor Fraser Tolmie and councillors Crystal Froese and Scott McMann voted in favour of the motion, while councillors Brian Swanson, Heather Eby and Dawn Luhning were opposed. The motion was defeated since it ended in a tie. A tie vote likely means the former YMCA

building will face the wrecking ball, Craig Hemingway, communications manager, told the Moose Jaw Express afterward. While the building could be saved if someone presented a viable plan, council would still have to approve that plan. The parks and recreation department will allot some money in the 2020 budget for demolition costs, he added. The Natatorium — a heritage building — will continue to function as a space that holds the equipment for the adjacent outdoor pool. Visit www.moosejaw.ca to read a report from the parks department to council about what demolishing the YMCA building would entail. Council discussion A report produced in 2015 indicated it would cost potentially $6 million to bring the Natatorium up to code before it could be refurbished, said Eby. While she favoured sending out the RFP for both buildings, she was not “super hopeful” council would receive a palatable proposal. Deciding what to do with those structures is not an easy decision, agreed Tolmie. He thought that report actually indicated it would cost $16 million to $21 million to refurbish the Natatorium, which would be “a huge hit to the citizens of Moose Jaw.” Tolmie had hoped the RFP would interest a developer to handle the YMCA building, instead of those demolish costs falling on taxpayers. Swanson could not support issuing an RFP

YMCA keepsakes preserved for future MJMAG exhibit Larissa Kurz Although the YMCA building now stands empty following its closure earlier this summer, more than a few pieces of its history will be preserved in the Heritage Collection at the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery. The MJMAG claimed around 75 items for its vault, including the contents of the display cases in the main entrance of the building and the stained- (Scott Hellings photograph) glass panels above those cases. Vivian Barber, preparator at the MJMAG, listed a number of items that hold significance to the YMCA’s 114-year history: a number of photographs, the YMCA Membership cup, a wooden paddle commemorating the Diamond Jubilee in 2012, and a set of serving spoons that were presented to the lieutenant governor in 1909 at the laying of the YMCA’s cornerstone. Some of these items will be used in a permanent exhibit to commemorate the history of the YMCA, and the rest will be preserved in the collections vault for future use. Barber hopes to have the YMCA exhibit ready for display within the next year, to be installed in the Heritage Gallery at the MJMAG. The Heritage and Art Collections at the MJMAG have over 9,000 pieces that have been either collected or donated over the years. This includes artworks, memorabilia, paperwork, and other items important to the city’s history. It is important to preserve pieces of history, agreed Barber, and people have a clear interest in seeing their city’s history saved. “To preserve things as time has gone on, to have a record of what we did and where we’re going, it’s kind of [important],” said Barber. “And it’s interesting for people to come down, and see some things that they haven't seen for a while or maybe they didn't know about.” The future of the YMCA building is currently facing the possibility of demolition, but the components saved at the MJMAG will keep at least part of the organization alive for the community.

and thought the YMCA building should be demolished. He thought the building had too many design flaws, needed too many upgrades, had insufficient parking and was poorly designed. He did favour keeping the Natatorium since it is still used and has a new roof. Froese also thought the RFP was appropriate, since it offered a developer the opportunity to do something with the building. However, municipality would have to do more work on it the longer it sits there. Disappointment in outcome After the motion to issue the RFP was defeated in a tie vote, city manager Jim Puffalt explained money is required in the 2020 budget for demolition costs. A risk management study also needs to be completed to ensure the municipality is not liable for the building. Demolition would likely start in early 2020. “I’m disappointed with vote on this. But I could understand if council was to say they wanted to demolish that (building),” said Tolmie. “Then I would have hoped there would be an amendment to demolish it, not throw the whole motion out.” Taxpayers are now responsible for continued maintenance of the Natatorium, which will likely remain as it is for much longer, he said, adding voting down the RFP eliminated any opportunity to develop a solution. The fate of the Natatorium has been

“hanging on a hook” since 1995, said Swanson. It’s as if the building has been in suspended animation waiting for something to happen. At least the building is secure and maintained. “I don’t think this motion to abandon the motion somehow seals a terrible fate for the Natatorium,” he added. “It will continue to sit there. It has been (more than) 20 years (already).” Background The future of the YMCA in Moose Jaw has been a public issue the last few months, explained Puffalt earlier in the meeting. Parks director Derek Blais and his team have done much work to determine if the municipality has any use for the building. More than $3 million is needed to have the building meet standards, Puffalt continued. City administration would upgrade the building if it had the money, but the cost is too high and there is no need for it. Instead, administration thought an RFP should be issued instead. There are eight rooms in the building, which is 3,450.78 square metres (38,342 square feet) in size, according to a parks department report. Most of the YMCA’s assets have been removed, while municipal staff conduct daily checks to ensure all systems are functioning properly and there is no unauthorized entry. All the utilities and air conditioning units have been shut down.


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City Hall Council Notes Minor football now main tenant at field after rugby club folds Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Moose Jaw Minor Football will become the main tenant at MacDonald Athletic Fields after the Moose Jaw Rugby Club terminated its lease with the municipality due to a lack of teams. During its Aug. 26 executive committee meeting, city council voted unanimously in favour of a recommendation to sign a five-year lease agreement with the football club to use the fields. Council also voted unanimously in favour of a recommendation to sign a two-year agreement with the Kinsmen Flying Fins to use the Kinsmen Sportsplex and Phyllis Dewar Outdoor Pool at a fixed fee. The recommendations must be approved at a future council meeting to become official. Background The rugby club sent a letter to city hall on May 8 indicating it was giving its termination notice to the 1992 lease agreement.

The club threw its support behind a new agreement with minor football in the letter. Three years ago the football organization invested $120,000 in lighting to turn the field into a suitable practice centre. Minor football also plans to invest $28,982 this year toward irrigation upgrades to one field, with plans to upgrade the irrigation on the second field, according to a council report. Minor football has been using the athletic fields since 2016 as per the terms of the 1992 lease agreement with the rugby club. The new lease agreement: runs until Aug. 31, 2024, has an annual rental rate of $10, gives minor football the responsibility to maintain the fields, handle all capital improvements including utilities but excluding water for irrigation, sees minor football run its own concession stand, and ensures other community groups can use

the field when football is not being played. The City of Moose Jaw’s water and operating expenses with this agreement are about $3,400 per year, the report added. This is less than if the municipality was required to maintain the field and fund capital expenses. Council discussion “It is sad to see the rugby club not wanting to be involved anymore because I understand they don’t have any teams,” said Coun. Dawn Luhning. As someone who watched plenty of rugby as a youth and understands the game well, Luhning thought it was sad rugby would not happen in Moose Jaw anymore. She hoped someone would resurrect it in the future. “I knew the person (the field is) named after,” she added. “That will stay intact, but the MacDonald Athletic Fields has very significant meaning to the rugby

group around the city. I happy to see it being used, but I’m sad to see rugby not involved anymore.” Swimming The Flying Fins runs its program from September to June and has 100 to 125 swimmers per year between the ages of four and 17. The club has been a tenant of the Sportsplex since 1996, while it uses the outdoor pool during the Sportplex’s annual maintenance and for its annual long-track swim meets. The new agreement entitles the club to 714 hours annually between both swim locations. Any extra hours would be charged at the municipality’s regular hourly rental rate. The municipality will receive $45,707 in revenue per year from the club. The next executive committee meeting is Sept. 9.

Hiring of Toronto law firm without council’s input frustrates councillor Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Using a Toronto law firm to handle labour relations complaints in Moose Jaw frustrated Coun. Brian Swanson, who pointed out council had no say in the hiring of the firm. Labour and employment firm Hicks, Morley, Hamilton, Stewart LLP (HMHS) was hired in 2016 on behalf of the Moose Jaw Firefighters’ Association to handle labour relations board (LRB) disputes, followed by other disputes over the next three years, according to a report presented to city council. During its Aug. 26 regular meeting, city council voted 5-1 to receive and file the report. Swanson was opposed, while Coun. Chris Warren was absent. Council discussion Council did not have any input into dumping its long-time law firm representative, MLT Aikens, and instead was told only afterward that HMHS had been hired to manage labour relations disputes and matters with the fire department, said Swanson. He thought elected officials should have had input beforehand instead of simply being told about it afterward.

NOTICE OF INTENT


TO CLOSE AND SELL STREETS AND LANES PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OF THE CITIES ACT The Council of the City of Moose Jaw intends to consider a Bylaw for the following street and lane closure and sale: “All those portions of streets and lanes that fall within the bold dashed line of approval as shown on the Plan of Proposed Subdivision prepared by M.M. Vanstone, SLS dated August 19th, 2019” The Bylaw and Plan of Proposed Subdivision referenced above is available at www.moosejaw.ca. All the streets and lanes to be closed and sold under this bylaw are undeveloped. The purpose of this closure is to facilitate the consolidation and sale of land within the South East Industrial Area. A copy of the proposed Bylaw may be inspected by any interested person at Planning and Development Services, 3rd Floor City Hall, 228 Main Street North, or may be found under the “announcements” section at www.moosejaw.ca from Wednesday, August 28, 2019 to Monday, September 9, 2019 from 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Written comments, objections, or intention to address Council must be received by Planning and Development Services, 228 Main Street North, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 3J8, by 10:00 AM on Monday, September 9, 2019 in person or by email at planning@moosejaw.ca. Questions can be directed to the Department of Planning and Development Services by email or by calling 694-4443. The Bylaw will be considered at the regular meeting of City Council to be held in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 2nd Floor, 228 Main Street North, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. DATED at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan this 22nd day of August, 2019.

Myron Gulka-Tiechko - City Clerk

Presenting a report to council and requesting the change would have introduced accountability and transparency into the process since councillors could have discussed this. “I feel strongly about this. I’ve raised this concern many times to no avail,” he added, “and I welcome the opportunity to do so publicly.” Swanson added he wasn’t criticizing HMHS’s work but was simply being a proponent of using Saskatchewan-based law firms and of having elected officials make decisions. The first time city hall used HMHS was actually in 2014, explained Al Bromley, director of human resources. There were no requests for proposal (RFPs) sent out when the law firms were changed. However, city hall continues to use MLT Aikens for other labour disputes. “We felt Hicks, Morley, Hamilton, Stewart has been a leader in this type of work across Canada representing other municipalities such as Regina (and) Prince Albert … ,” he said, adding other municipalities recommended the Toronto law firm. Background On March 28, 2016, the municipality defended an unfair labour practice charge that the fire association had filed at the labour relations board. The board wrote its decision on June 17, 2016 stating the municipality had committed

NOTICE OF INTENT


TO AMEND ZONING BYLAW NO. 5346 The Council of the City of Moose Jaw intends to consider a bylaw pursuant to The Planning and Development Act, 2007 to amend the City of Moose Jaw’s Zoning Bylaw No. 5346. The purpose of the amendment is to rezone approximately 64 acres for future residential development in the south east area of Moose Jaw, bounded by Coteau Street East to the north, and 9th Avenue SE to the east. The amendment proposes to change affected land from UH – Urban Holding, to R1 – Large Lot Low Density Residential District. Future residential development will be subject to City Council approving a concept plan, subdivision and servicing agreement for the area. A map and copy of the proposed Bylaw may be inspected by any interested person at Planning and Development Services, 3rd Floor City Hall, 228 Main Street North, or may be found under the “announcements” section at www.moosejaw.ca, from September 4, 2019 to September 23, 2019 from 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

an unfair labour practice and was directed to negotiate a resolution with the association. However, both parties had negotiated a resolution to all outstanding issues on June 14. The cost to use HMHS was $24,011.83. The municipality presented a certification order amendment application to the labour relations board on Feb. 27 and 28, 2018, the report continued. At the conclusion of a one-year interim term, the fire association challenged the scope lines of the assistant chief positions. The hearing was adjourned with no appointed date for resumption. This is because the LRB indicated, based on evidence presented, that the municipality had not demonstrated the assistant chief positions were out of scope of the union. The cost to use HMHS was $17,937.08. The municipality defended another unfair labour practice charge at the LRB on May 23 and 24, 2018, and again on July 4, 2018, that the fire association filed. Since that earlier February hearing, the municipality had created a new supervisory model and opted for a two-officer supervisory model. This mean the assistant chief positions were eliminated. To date, the report said, the LRB has not yet given its decision on this issue, leaving the fire department in limbo with implementing the two-officer supervisory model. The cost to use HMHS was $44,839.71. Hicks, Morley, Hamilton, Stewart was also paid miscellaneous costs of $518.70 in 2017 for other labour relations disputes. The report did not say what those disputes were about. The next regular council meeting is Monday, Sept. 9.

SALE BY TENDER

IN RM OF BAILDON #131 AND UNINCORPORATED HAMLET OF CRESTWYND LAND

Approx. Acreage

Blk/Par G - Plan 101082899 Ext 44, part of SW 30-13-27-W2

39.55

Blk/Par H - Plan 101082923 Ext 43, part of SW 30-13-27-W2 located in the Northeast Corner

19 Lots in the Unincorporated Hamlet of Crestwynd, Saskatchewan: Lots 1-5, 6-7, 8-15, and 17-18, Blk/Par 1 - Plan AK6663 Ext 0 Blk/Par B - Plan BU4629 Ext 0* *Existing power and gas service to Par B Blk/Par F - Plan 101082877 Ext 36 Please contact the law firm of Grayson & Company for full details.

Any written comments or submissions must be received by Planning and Development Services, 228 Main Street North, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 3J8, by 10:00 AM on Monday, September 23, 2019 in person or by email at planning@moosejaw.ca. Inquiries may be directed to the Department of Planning and Development Services by email or by phone at 694-4443.

Surface interest only no mineral rights included.

The proposed Bylaw and any submissions regarding the proposed Bylaw will be considered at the regular meeting of City Council to be held in Council Chambers, City Hall, at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, September 23, 2019.

shown are taken from Land Title records), condition and other particulars.

DATED at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan this 28th day of August, 2019. Myron Gulka-Tiechko City Clerk

1. Tenders must be submitted to the law firm of Grayson & Company by 4:30 pm Firday October 18, 2019. 2. A cheque for 5% of the amount of the tender must accompany the tender. Cheques will be returned to unsuccessful bidders. 3. Bids will only be accepted for all Lots and Parcels of Land as a single package. 4. Highest or any tender not neccessarily accepted. 5. Bidders must rely on their own research and inspection of the property to determine acreage (acreages 6. The closing date for the sale shall be November 15, 2019. 7. No tendar shall be accepted which is subject to financing. Forward tenders and inquiries to:

DARCY J. DUMONT GRAYSON & COMPANY BARRISTERS AND SOLICITORS 350 LANGDON CRESCENT MOOSE JAW, SK S6H 0X4 PHONE: (306)693-6176 File No: 20338-001 DJD


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City Hall Council Notes Carpere Canada to be held responsible for servicing new residential area Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Property near Coteau Street East is being rezoned so Carpere Canada can turn it into a residential area, which means the company — and not the municipality — is responsible for servicing the site. The land — bordered by Victoria Street and Ninth Avenue Northeast — is currently zoned as urban holding and is identified as future residential in the City of Moose Jaw’s Official Community Plan, according to a city council report. Normally a concept plan would be prepared and approved for a new development area prior to rezoning and subdivision. However, the city administration report noted in this case, the agreement with Carpere requires the land be rezoned prior to the sale, that a concept plan be completed, and a servicing agreement execut-

ed prior to any development occurring. The area also has to be subdivided prior to development. During its Aug. 26 regular meeting, council voted 5-1 to proceed with rezoning the 64 acres to R1 large lot low density residential from UH urban holding. Coun. Brian Swanson was opposed, while Coun. Chris Warren was absent. Completing the rezoning of this land is part of the municipality’s agreement with Carpere, while the 64 acres is part of the 780 total acres that Carpere purchased. Council discussion This motion will create a new subdivision, Swanson said. He wondered if city administration had any preliminary idea of what costs would be to service this area for water and sewer.

“We have not looked into that. That would be the requirement of the developer,” said Michelle Sanson, director of planning and development. Carpere would be required to provide any upgrades to services on the property. City administration has not looked at if there is sufficient water or sewer needs in that area, she continued. It has only looked at the entire subdivision as a whole and has specifically focused on the industrial land. Carpere is responsible for all the costs of developing the area. It would have to contact city hall when it plans to proceed, but has not yet done so. “Should this transpire, I’m looking to hold that to be the truth, that there are no costs associated,” Swanson said. “We don’t know what they might be, but

they’re not going to be the responsibility of taxpayers in Moose Jaw to provide services to this site.” Southeast Industrial Park Council also voted 5-1 — Swanson was again opposed — to approve the consolidation and subdivision of the property that is subject to the purchase agreement with Carpere (780 acres) and SaskPower (1009.82 acres). The consolidations and subdivision will help with the overall sales agreement with all parties. The consolidation of land turns them into more manageable parcels of property, said Sanson. Those lots will then be subdivided in the future as per the purchase agreement. The next executive committee meeting is Sept. 9.

Catholic division to subdivide, sell former board office property Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express The Holy Trinity Catholic School Division office has moved to a new location on Athabasca Street East and now wants to subdivide its former office property from the larger St. Margaret School property on Sixth Avenue Northeast. That goal is one step closer to happening, after city council voted unanimously during its Aug. 26 regular meeting to subdivide the property. The property is currently zoned as CS community ser-

vices/institutional. There is no proposal to change the zoning at this time, according to a report from city administration. The building and property already have their own servicing, access and parking off Sixth Avenue Northeast. Council appointments Council approved the following appointments: • Coun. Heather Eby has been appointed deputy mayor for two months effective Sept. 1 until Oct. 31 and/or un-

til a successor is appointed •Coun. Chris Warren has been appointed chairman of the executive committee for two months effective Sept. 1 to Oct. 31 and/or until a successor is appointed • Coun. Crystal Froese has been appointed chairwoman of the personnel committee for two months effective Sept. 1 until Oct. 31 and/or until a successor is appointed The next regular council meeting is Sept. 9.

Mossbank Golf Club’s Link to the No. 2 Bombing and Gunnery School Printed with Permission (Christa Fortin, Admin Assistant - The Town of Mossbank)

Mossbank is a community that knows the value of heritage, and the importance of moving forward. The No.2 Bombing and Gunnery School was opened in 1940, approximately six kilometres east of Mossbank. From 1940 until it closed in 1944, the base housed and trained thousands of people for the war effort, many of whom visited Mossbank during off-duty hours for entertainment. After the base closed, many of the buildings were moved to locations all

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Mossbank Union Hospital, including a nurses’ residence, were originally buildings from the base. The hospital closed in 1969. The Mossbank Golf Course was developed next to the former airbase site. In 1981-82, the nurses’ residence was relocated to the airbase, and became the Mossbank Golf Course clubhouse. The building was used, but fell into disrepair, and it became a situation of fix or destroy. As this was the final remaining building at the airbase, it became apparent

that there was a will to save and repurpose it. A grant from the Department of Canadian Heritage was secured, and along with a great deal of local business and volunteer support, the building was saved, and is now a tribute to the No. 2 Bombing and Gunnery School and showcases many photos and much information. The building is still called the golf clubhouse, but its primary use now is as a historical shrine to the airbase, and a shady stop in the walking and driving tours of the former base.

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Golden Hawks down Canadians to claim Rambler Park Fastball League title Seventh-inning home run the difference in 4-3 victory in Game 3 of championship series Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

You won’t find a Rambler Park Fastball League championship final closer than what the Moose Jaw Canadians and the Golden Hawks put together during the past week. The Hawks found the right hit at the right time to take a 4-3 victory in the third and deciding game of the series Aug. 27 at Lyle Helland Ball Diamond. It was the second straight one-run victory for the Golden Hawks after they had taken a 4-3 victory one night earlier to force the deciding game. Hawks 4, Canadians 3 (Game 3) Les George hit a solo home run with two out in the top of the seventh and then shut the Canadians down in their half of the inning, recording his ninth and 10th strikeouts of the game to secure the victory. All but one of the game’s runs came courtesy of the long ball.

Riley Almasi takes a cut at a Les George offering.

Canadians hitter Dustin Theil managed to lay off this high pitch…

Dustin Theil got things started early, blasting a tworun shot over the left-field fence after Brad Reaney had reached on an error to give the Canadians a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Dane Roy then led off the second with a single and came around to score on a Brett Friesen sacrifice fly and give the Canadians a three-run edge. It didn’t last long. Jayden Isaac hit a two-run shot of his own in the top of the third and one inning later Josh Montana led off with a solo home run to tie the game. The Canadians did have opportunities to extend their lead – Kent Barber was stranded a third in the third inning and Joel Jordison at second in the fourth – but would go down in order the final three frames. George surrendered only four hits to go along with his 10 strikeouts, Xavier Tremblay scattered seven hits in taking the loss. Hawks 4, Canadians 3 (Game 2) Game 2 of the series also saw the Canadians take an early lead – this time with Riley Almasi hitting a one-out triple and coming around to score when

…but got hold of the very next one and launched it over the left-field fence for a 2-0 Canadians lead in Game 3.

Theil reached on an error. Ron Cote and Isaac would come around to score in the third inning to take a 2-1 lead before Cal McNab extended the edge to 4-1 with a two-run single that again brought the duo home. The Canadians wouldn’t go quietly, though, as Reaney laced a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth followed by Brad Deconinck walking and scoring on a Friesen sacrifice fly. They’d get no closer, though, as George was once again up to the task in the final frame, striking out the side to finish the contest with 13 Ks while giving up five hits in the process. Blake Dixon pitched five innings for the Canadians, giving up the four runs on five hits and an error. Tremblay pitched the final two innings, striking out four.

Minor football ready for new season Changes to age divisions highlight upcoming campaign Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

The Moose Jaw Minor Football League has a different look when things kicked off the morning of Aug. 31 at Elk’s Field. Due to a series of age-group changes mandated by Football Canada, the threeyear age gap that some divisions had in place were eliminated. The new age classes – U10 for ages 8 and 9, U12 for ages 10 and 11 and U14 for ages 12 and 13 – are designed to change the size and maturity discrepancy that often cropped up with the three-year age gaps. “You think about it, with the way it was you could have a 15-year-old who’s about to take his learner’s out there against a kid who just turned 13,” said MJMFL president Scott Montgomery. “It’s not just the physical difference, it’s the mentality, too. A lot of the time it’s not even close.” The new divisions come with a couple of drawbacks at both ends of the age scale – seven-year-olds will no longer be able to play, and 14-year-olds in Grade 9 will

Moose Jaw Minor Football kicks off Saturday at Elk’s Field. now be the responsibility of their high school teams. Even with those losses, registration numbers are still solid for the league, with around 170 players. Montgomery expects that number could even increase once school starts and word gets around about the new season.

“We saw a really big increase in 8-9s, so if that’s the case, then moving forward we’re going to be in real good shape,” Montgomery said. “There might be some kids out there who were still on holidays and we usually get a few when school starts anyways. And maybe a parent who was a little leery about their kid playing

kids two years older, now it’s ‘hey, it’s not too bad’.” The 12U loop will also see the addition of a new out-of-town team, with Moosomin signing on and increasing the league to six teams – the Moose Jaw Lions and Spartans, Assiniboia Rockets, Estevan Chargers and Weyburn Eagles along with the Moosomin Generals. The 14U league will feature the Moose Jaw Raiders, Razorbacks and Vikings, Weyburn Falcons and Ravens, Assiniboia Rockets and Estevan Oilers. Action kicked off with the traditional opening weekend barbecue on the Saturday, with all proceeds going to support MJMFL. The event included prize giveaways, including an autographed Gene Makowsky jersey. Each team will play each other once, with five games plus playoffs in the U12 division and six games in the U14 division, with the final day of the regular season on Oct. 6.


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Peacock grad receives $2,500 scholarship from Curling Canada Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express The excitement was palpable in Skylar Ackerman’s voice as she talked about receiving a $2,500 scholarship from Curling Canada under the organization’s For the Love of Curling program. Ackerman, 18, from Chamberlain, was one of 10 curlers from across Canada to receive the scholarship, which provides some financial support for the youths’ post-secondary education. Ackerman — who graduated from A.E. Peacock Collegiate in June and was class valedictorian — is studying kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan, with the goal of becoming a physiotherapist. “I feel really honoured to receive it. It’s really humbling to know that the curling community is recognizing me for my accomplishments in curling and in the classroom,” Ackerman told the Moose Jaw Express. “It just makes me feel really good and really happy. It will obviously help me a lot as I go to university this year.” Curling Canada received 62 applications from across the country for its scholarship, which is one of the highlighted initiatives of the organization’s philanthropic program, according to a news release. A selection committee then whittled down the list of applicants to 10 recipients. The scholarship program is an investment in Canada’s curling community, with applicants assessed on their academic accomplishments and aspirations, their curling achievements, and their volunteer contributions within the community. Ackerman volunteered with the curling program at Lindale School and also helped with the

Skylar Ackerman Special Olympics curing program. The successful recipients can use the award to cover a portion of their education and curling costs during the 2019-20 school year. For more information, visit www.curling. ca. Ackerman also received a $5,000 scholarship in mid-June from the Sandra Schmirler Foundation under the Spirit of Sandra awards program. The Peacock graduate was excited to receive this prize. She pointed out even being mentioned in the same sentence as the legendary Canadian curler is an honour. “She was such an amazing lady and amazing curler and it makes me feel really good

to be able to be part of her legacy and carry out what she wanted to do,” Ackerman added. Schmirler was from Biggar and won the first Olympic gold medal for curling in 1998. She died from cancer at the age of 36 in 2000. The Sandra Schmirler Foundation was then created in 2001. Ackerman has watched videos of the Olympian’s many victories in Canada and

internationally. Moreover, she regularly curls against Schmirler’s daughter, Sara England, and even competed against her last season in the provincial final. Ackerman has curled for the past eight years and has always loved the sport, she said. She grew up as a rink rat since she followed her parents and brother around the province whenever they curled. From there she “caught the bug” and became enthusiastic about playing. She loves everything about the sport, she continued. This includes competing against friends, continually evolving in the technical, physical and mental aspects of the game, and learning new strategies. Curling has been good to Ackerman and she has done quite well over the years, she said. She and her team went to nationals three times, winning a silver medal in the U18 championship in 2018 in New Brunswick, her biggest accomplishment so far. This year Ackerman joined a new team out of Saskatoon since her old team went its separate ways. Two of the girls were going to school in different provinces, which made competing together impossible. After competing in a mixed doubles bonspiel this weekend, Ackerman will join her new team in three weeks and hit the ice for a new season of curling.

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Warriors in positive spot coming out of training camp

Club gearing up for rookie game against Regina Pats on Tuesday night at Mosaic Place Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

The Moose Jaw Warriors have officially wrapped up their 2019 training camp. Now it’s on to making the most of what they have and kicking things into high gear as the Western Hockey League pre-season begins. The Tribe played their first exhibition game on Aug 27 with an all-rookie contest against the Regina Pats (see related story). It marked the next step in building the newest edition of the Warriors after what general manager Alan Millar felt was a strong showing almost across the board for the team’s hopefuls. “Everything has been very positive,” Millar said while taking in the Black/ White game on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 25. “It’s been a competitive camp, every young player who was at our camp was committed and worked hard in the summer and from top to bottom we’re pleased with our veteran group. So now we just take the process of the next four weeks and go through pre-season and piece our team together. But it’s been a good start.” There’s little question the players were put through their paces – from the start of fitness camp through a busy three days of scrimmages and on- and off-ice preparation, there’s no fooling around when it comes to the business of choosing a WHL team. “I think it’s a grind, but at the same time everyone has played hard, they’re all playing for something and it shows,” Millar said. “We have vets trying to get ready for the season and young guys are trying

There was plenty of high-paced action during the Warriors Black White Intrasquad game on Sunday afternoon. to make the team, camp invites and unlisted players are trying to get an opportunity to be here. So everyone has been playing for something, and it’s been what we’ve wanted to see.” Training camps almost invariably see a few surprises, especially with players given little more than a glance heading into the event suddenly emerging as top-flight performers. Millar wouldn’t go too deep into how much of that he’s seen as camp as progressed but admitted it was safe to say some players had done enough to warrant a much longer look. “There are some guys who are going to earn their way onto our roster,” he said.

“Then there are some guys who are going to get signed and play for us a year or two down the road, some guys who will be listed and, unfortunately, there are some guys who are going to get deleted, too. “Camp is about managing your 50-man list, taking the next step with players you want to get into your development model. Then the veteran guys want to use the time to build some chemistry, do some team building and get ready for the season.” One thing that’s for certain is the veteran group coming to play – the Warriors’ older players dominated camp once they hit the ice, and that’s exactly what Millar

and the team’s coaching staff was hoping to see. “I really like our veteran group in terms of the leadership we have there,” Millar said. “There’s lots of character and as a group, they really work hard. They’re a competitive group and I think they all know what they are as players and what they need to do to be successful as players individually in the best interests of the team. “Everybody says they want to be the hardest working team in the league and not everybody is. We want to be competitive and we want to work hard with speed and skill, but it starts with that work and compete and I think our veteran group really epitomizes that.” With a month of exhibition games on the horizon and plenty of players from throughout the league at NHL training camps over the next few weeks, the Warriors aren’t planning to take a shot at filling their two overage and single import spot any time soon, with Millar choosing to let the youngsters show their stuff before making any decisions in that regard. “We’ll be patient on that,” he said. “There’s no rush to add any 20-year-olds or anybody right now. We like the fact that our young players are going to play lots here, development is going to be key the next couple of years. So we’ll add veteran guys, whether they’re 20-year-olds or not at the appropriate time when the deal is right and we feel the player is a good fit for our club.”

Pats down Warriors to open WHL pre-season action Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

The Moose Jaw Warriors had their first exhibition game of the 2019-20 Western Hockey League campaign last Tuesday night at Mosaic Place. The end result wasn’t a win but an ideal time to continue to evaluate players and build the team for the coming season. Garrett Wright scored two goals 2:31 apart midway through the first period as the Regina Pats picked up a 3-1 victory over the Tribe to open the WHL pre-season. Josh Hoekstra scored the lone goal for the Warriors 1:33 into the second period, and it came from pure hustle – after Atley Calvert’s shot from the blueline deflected off a Pats defender and off the backboards, Hoekstra outraced everyone to the puck and lifted a nifty backhand over Regina goaltender Matthew Pesenti to get the Tribe within one. The goal was Hoekstra’s first in a Warriors uniform. “It was an unbelievable experience, I wasn’t expecting it coming in as a young guy but I had the push for it, I saw the chance and I took it,” Hoekstra told mjwarriors.ca. “It’s a great feeling.” The contest also marked the first time the Warriors had hit the ice against an opponent other than themselves, with Hoekstra noticing the uptick in intensity even without the oldest veterans on the ice. “The pace just jumps that much more and you have to adjust that much quicker,” Hoekstra said. “If you don’t, you get left behind. It was a pretty big jump.” As could be expected, there is a lot for the team to work on in coming weeks, with the Warriors 2018 Bantam Draft selection picking up on a couple of immediate needs “I’d like to see us work on our breakouts, get the puck

Regina’s Garrett Wright attempts to escape Warriors defender Max Wanner. out a little more efficiently and not get hemmed in our zone,” Hoekstra said. “And when we get in the o-zone, get more pucks on net.” Hayden Delorme scored the third goal for Regina at the 4:29 mark of the second. Brett Mirwald got the start in goal for Moose Jaw and turned aside 30 shots, while the Warriors fired nine at Pesenti and 13 at mid-game replacement Matthew Kieper. The Warriors were back in action during the Pat pre-season tournament this weekend, taking on the Swift Current Broncos on Friday afternoon and Saskatoon Blades on Saturday at the Brandt Centre. Next home action is Saturday, Sept. 7 as the Warriors host the Prince Albert Raiders (7 p.m., Mosaic Place). Overtime… both the Warriors’ Black White intrasquad game and the rookie contest featured admission by donation, with all proceeds going to the Canadian Mental

Warriors defenceman Denton Mateychuk blocks a shot during second period action. Health Association in the memory of Ethan Williams. A total of $6,017 was raised through the two contests… the Warriors announced six player signings out of training camp, with Moose Jaw minor hockey product Atley Calvert leading the list of forwards that includes Jagger Firkus, Bryden Kiesman and Kade Runke. They’re joined by defenceman Max Wanner and goaltender Kyle Kelsey in signing a Standard Player Agreement.


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50th Annual Threshing Bee

Saturday Sept. 7 & Sunday Sept . 8 Eleanor and Len Davidson were original teachers at Riverview Collegiate back in 1969.

Riverview holds 60th anniversary reunion

More than 400 former students and teachers converge for a weekend of memories and laughter Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

“It’s really nice, we’re getting a chance to see some of the older people we know and some of the younger people,” Len said. “It’s a really good event and it’s nice to be here.” Len even had an extra contribution to the festivities – he put together a special song dedicated to the reunion that was sung at various points throughout the weekend. The RVCI 60 organizing committee put together a packed three days of activities that included golf and pickleball tournaments, dinners and dances and even a ‘Tacky Tourist’ themed evening to highlight the Saturday night festivities. “It’s really been a team effort; we’ve probably been going hard the last year,” said event co-chair Mary Lee Booth, who oversaw the preparations alongside Deb Mayson. “We have a lot of people coming in, it’s going to be a lot of fun and we’re looking forward to it.” To say the least, things have changed at the school over the years. What was once a high school with over 400 students and graduation classes in the 100 range has moved down to 100 youngsters and grad classes with numbers in the teens. That fact, and the knowledge that in a matter of years Riverview will cease to exist due to the new joint-use school being built on South Hill, made the reunion all the more special for many attendees. “It’s really nice to be able to see everyone again, especially with how things are changing,” Booth said. “The school might not be here, but we’ll always have our memories.”

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Of the many stories that were told during the Riverview Collegiate 60th anniversary reunion in mid-August, there was one that was especially hard to beat. When was the last time you can remember a graduation ceremony being attacked by bats? Yep, that really happened at the very first grad. As Eleanor Davidson told the tale, it was quite the scene. “All the kids were coming out for the Grand March, and the band started playing and that’s when the bats came out,” Davidson said with a laugh. “The girls all had that high hair, and, oh, the poor kids. Every time they played, the bats would start flying around and by the time they played at the end, everyone was out in the hall.” Fortunately, the bat problem was solved in time for graduation ceremonies the following year. Such were the many, many stories tossed around by participants in the reunion, which saw a total of 422 people from literally all over the world take part in the weekend of festivities. “We actually have someone coming from Australia,” said organizing committee member Darlene Guy. “You don’t realize how far people have moved until you start something like this; it’s pretty amazing how far everyone has spread out.” The trip was a little shorter for Eleanor and Len Davidson. The long-time Moose Jaw residents were original teachers at Riverview way back when the school first opening in 1959. Now in their 80s, both have fond memories of their time at the South Hill high school. “When we started it was about 200 maybe, it was like a big family almost,” Eleanor said. “I loved it, even with how young I was. I was only 19 and I wouldn’t tell anyone how old I was because there were some students in there who were older than me,” she added with a laugh. “It was a really good place to teach, the kids were all really good kids,” Len added. Chatting with the Davidsons during the welcoming social on the Friday evening was somewhat difficult – former students and fellow teachers were constant visitors, and oh how the memories flowed.

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FREE PERSONAL CLASSIFIEDS AT: AUTOS 1986 Mazda Truck regular cab long box not running $500.00 306-694-8198 2012 Chrysler 200 Touring Black 4-dr Sedan. 2.4L, 85,000km $12000.00 Call 1-306-631-8719 AUTO PARTS MOTOMASTER CAR INTERIOR WARMER. Easy installation, Slim Compact and lightweight. High low or off settings. Built in protection against overheating and has an 8 foot power cord. Brand new still in PKG.. asking $35.00 OBO..PLZ.. call 6923061 For sale: 1962 2ton ford box & hoist $1200.00 or BO. 6934321 or 690-7227 4 - BF Goodrich All Terrain TA Tires 35X12.5R20LT Tires Load Range E $300.00 306-6948198 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 FARMS, SUPPLIES & LIVESTOCK For sale: 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 For sale: Massey Ferguson

850 combine, with pickup and header, in very good condition, field ready, for $5,500. Phone 306-631-1454 TOOLS & EQUIPMENT For sale: Many tools & bolts, screws & nails, etc. New plumbing, fittings & water shut off lines. Ph 306-972-9172 For sale: Generator with 8HP Briggs and Straton motor 4 outlets. 306-642-1365 3 Phase Commercial Pressure Washer puts out 2200PSI, just had it serviced with all new seals cost $400.00. The pump name is a Giant, this new with cart is $2800.00. Asking $1100.00. 306-694-8198

For sale: 42 inch single stage snow thrower attachment. Can be made to fit various small garden tractors. Used 1 winter. Kept inside. Firm offer $300.00 306-693-2276 FOR RENT 2 bedroom apt available Sept 1 2019. Stove, fridge, utilities included except power. 780 sq ft. freshly painted $850 per month plus damage deposit for $850 plus references. No parties, pets, smoking. Call 306693-3727 for more info. For Rent: A bright clean furnished bedroom on the main level of our home. $450.00 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. Located near schools and bus route. Must be a quiet tidy tenant; no pets allowed; no parties; no smoking indoors. Available immediately. References required. For more information please call 306-692-0836 (Moose Jaw). 2 bedroom suite on the ground floor for rent. No stairs to climb. Entrance from the street. Rent $650, includes heat & water. Parking available call 306692-8456 or 306-880-6456 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 Pair of computer games, casino and racing - $2 306-6818749 MUSIC & INSTRUMENTS Heintzman piano, very good condition, real ivory keys, Ph (306) 513-6581 MISCELLANEOUS For sale: 2 propane BBQ one is Burmen & 1 side burner. 1 - is a 3 burner & no side burner. 306-972-9172 Moving sale: China cabinet $250 obo. TV Wall unit $100 obo. Computer desk $50 obo. Plus some brassware, & other collectibles. 306-684-6069 Bottoms up adult party game $2 306-681-8749 Newly built 48” indoor or outdoor bench - $20 306-6818749 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 Yahtzee game - $2 306-6818749

All of the above items, pictures, lard pail and other stuff for $40. Call (306) 693-9304. ISO white plastic lattice full or misc size pieces 306-6818749 For Sale Miscellaneous Old Collectibles ie Coco Cola, Various Autographed Items Etc. Boat, Motors and Parts. A lot Of Candles, Flower Vases, Cookbooks, Old Hunting, Fishing Magazines and Catalogues. Phone 306-642-3061 HOUSEHOLD ITEMS KING SIZE SATEEN SHEET SET, comes with 1 fitted sheet and 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 For sale: Hanging 3 light dining room fixture $15.00. Complete set of world book child craft in good condition. $15.00. 40 country music magazines, full page coloured picture & song lyrics. $20.00 for all or 2 for $1.00. Phone 692-1365

Two Motorola cable boxes with remotes, everything works for $20 each. Call (306) 6939304. For sale: Chrome (new) toilet

paper stand $15. Brad new pink and brown skate shoe size 8 1/2 price $45. Boys size 14/16 winter jacket navy red beige $30. Burlap - new - $20. Construction stop paddle $25. Box of assorted material $40. New pantyhose control top with satiny sheer legs size medium, beige $3 each - 20 pairs. Call 692-5091. 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 or 306756-2453 and leave message. OFFICE FUNITURE & EQUIPMENT

4 drawer vertical legal file cabinets for sale (3 available), good condition only $50. each. Call or text 306 690 5903

44” x 74” x 30” high board room table, Oak veneer, with adjustable metal legs, good shape, gently used, call or text 306 690 5903, $295

5 Drawer lateral file cabinet in good condition, makes great storage shelfs in garage too. $175. call or text 306 690 5903 FARM PRODUCE BISON MEAT. 30 years experience. Moose Jaw delivery available. 306-475-2232 WANTED In needs of 10 feet of detachable chain no: 72 for an old manure spreader. 306-6926648 Wanted: Garage to rent preferably in downtown area. 306684-0506. Wanted: Downtown rental space for a store. Reasonable cost or will also supply security maintenance, cleaning. Can be boiler licensed and have a excellent recommendations for last 50 years. 306-684-0506. Wanted: ‘70 - ‘72 John Deere 3020 diesel powershift tractor. ‘35-’40 IHC WD-40 tractor complete or parts. ‘96 - ‘97

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Looking for a unique and personal gift? I create beautifully customized jewellery and ornaments, starting at $35. I also repair and restore old and broken jewellery starting at $15. Find “Joy Creations, SK” on Facebook!  WORK WANTED Looking for Part Time Work, I have a couple days a week open. I have 35 years cleaning experience including working in office buildings and cleaning after people move out of their homes and suites. I am now working for seniors in their homes doing all aspects of cleaning and other work such as laundry, cooking, yard work and other odd jobs. Can supply references. If you feel you need a hand PLZ. Call 692-3061. Patti. HELP WANTED Seeking committed, evangelizing Christian business partner. To open up and operate a second-hand/flea market store in Moose Jaw, SK. Male, female or family. Computer/internet knowledge helpful. 684-0506 GARAGE SALES Garage Sale- Saturday September 7th, 2019, 9:00AM - 5:00 PM, no EARLY BIRDS.  1132 13th Avenue N.W. Moving Sale Collectables, Furniture, Crystal, Garden tools, Clothing, Household items, Oak Kitchen Table with 4 chairs, Chesterfield, 2 matching Sklar swivel rockers, 2 Antique bedroom suites, end table and lamps. classifieds@mjvexpress.com

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Dodge 2500 - 3500 Diesel or V-10 a good truck also wants salvage trucks. Mack semi ‘87 - ‘90 complete or parts. Need crossmembers for single frame. (2 flat bars bolted together). Also need 427 or 454 Mack engine & 18 speed fuller. May come from CH613. 306960-3000 I am looking for a John Deere LA tractor in any condition, or parts. Call or text 306-6414447 Free pickup of your unwanted snowblowers, tillers, generators, ice augers, or any other yard and garden equipment, in Moose Jaw and area. Call or text 1-306-641-4447 I am looking for a lever or pump 22 rifle, and a smaller 22 bolt action rifle in either 22LR or Magnum. Call or text 1-306641-4447 Tractors. I pay cash for tractors up to 50 HP running or not, and 3 point hitch equipment. Call or text 1-306-641-4447 Guns, I am a licensed gun buyer paying cash for unwanted guns, ammunition, and parts in any condition in Moose Jaw and area. Will meet at a location that suits seller. Call or text 306-641-4447 Wanted: Anybody still have a VCR Machine at their home that you don’t want anymore and is till useful. I will pay you something for it. Please contact Gale Chow. Phone 306693-6893 Wanted Hunting and Fishing Items, Good used Class B Van Type Motorhome, Metal Screen Door Phone 306-642-3061 SERVICES Dynamic injection service, common rail service, fuel injection repairs, injection pumps, injectors, nozzles and turbo chargers. Call 306868-4849 or 306-205-5624. Avonlea, SK. Email: osirus1@ sasktel.net Website: www.dynamicinjection.ca Will do general painting & contracting interior & exterior. Free estimates. 30 years experience. Ph 306-972-9172 Will fix & sell Lewis Cattle oilers. Ph 306-972-9172 Junk to the dump in and around Moose Jaw - $40 and up 306-681-8749

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MCDOWELL, GARRET Garrett “Garry” Watson McDowell, Aged 72 years of Moose Jaw, SK passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, August 24th, 2019. Garry was born in Moose Jaw and raised on the farm in Caron. Garry spent his career as a brick layer retiring from Walchuk Masonry in 2015. He was proud of his work and his work ethic was impeccable. He enjoyed time spent with his work buddies and they were like family to him. If you knew Garry, you knew he was a real Saskatchewan boy with a sarcastic sense of humor. He would do anything for his family and friends. Often his actions spoke louder than his words. He loved animals whether it was dogs, cats, birds and even squirrels. In his retirement, he enjoyed going to Bugsy’s for a few beverages with friends. Garry loved tv, especially shows that were about restoring cars, auctions and his newest favourite “Naked and Afraid”. We would like to thank Dr. Dautremont, Dr Neuls, Dr Zarkovic and the wonderful Home Care staff especially Suzanne and Tamika. A special thanks to friends and family who offered their support throughout Garry’s illness. He was predeceased by his brother Kenneth, mother Margaret and father Hank McDowell. Garry is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Evelyn. He will be lovingly remembered by his children: Tammy Kangas (Brian), Tanya Gottwald, Tina Toshack (Fred), Brian Kittlaus (Michelle), Mona Kittlaus (Brett); grandchildren; Kristen, Megan, Sarah, Logan, Shannon (Taylor), Michelle (Joe), Brett (Janet), Micheal (Rae Lynn), Kieauna (Max), Reece and great grandchildren: Jack, Dax, Sullivan and Bentley. There are many other cousins and friends who will miss him dearly. Flowers are gratefully declined, as an expression of sympathy, donations in Garry’s name may be made to the Allan Blair Memorial Clinic or Saskatchewan STARS Air Ambulance. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Todd Sjoberg, Funeral Director 306-693-4550.

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

KROEKER, NEIL NEIL ALEXANDER KROEKER passed away peacefully after a brief illness June 14th, 2019. He was predeceased by his father Peter (2006). Neil was a loving son to his mother Elva, a much loved and wonderful big brother to his sister Merle (Phil Adkins), and loving Uncle to both Niece Erin (Gord Hewitt), Nephew Ryan Adkins, as well as Great Niece Avery and Great Nephew Logan. Neil leaves a loving family of uncles, aunts, cousins and friends who will miss his presence. Following his dreams and goals, Neil enjoyed his farm, his Tennessee Walker Horses and fishing, winter in his ice shed and summer in his new fishing boat. He pursued many interests, private pilot, hunting and rodeo competitions, but he always appreciated quiet evenings at home reading his many books. Neil enjoyed thirty five years working with the staff at Buffalo Pound Provincial Park and was enjoying his retirement. His farm was his favourite place to be and raising horses was a lifetime passion. He enjoyed husky dogs and leaves his dog Shadow in the comfort and loving home of his niece and her family. We will miss his jokes, his broad base of knowledge, his good cooking skills, helpful hands and comforting presence in our lives. Neil was a big man whose life left a special imprint on the hearts of his family and friends. At Neil’s request there will be a private family service. Thank you to Todd Sjoberg, Andrew Pratt, Gary McDowell and the staff at Moose Jaw Funeral Home for their compassion and kind consideration to our family during this time of loss. Special appreciation to Dr. Geyer for the excellent care he provided to Neil and the kindness extended to the family. To the nurses who cared for Neil during his short hospital stay, the family expresses thanks for the wonderful care given to Neil, with special appreciation to Nurse Alison Boyle. God called your name so gently, That only you could hear, No one heard the footsteps Of an Angel drawing near… Softly from the shadows, There came a gentle call. You closed your eyes And went to sleep… You quietly left us all.

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“Gardner”

In loving memory of my mother Edith Who passed away September 5th, 1990 Dear are the memories Precious they stay, No passing of time Can take them away, Quietly today Your memory I treasure, Missing you always Forgetting you never. Sadly missed, lovingly remembered Your daughter Eunice

BROWN, Dianne Lorraine (nee Romanuk) February 8, 1955 – August 24, 2019 My cherished wife, best friend and the love of my life - Dianne Brown - sadly left this world on Saturday, August 24, 2019. Dianne was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. She was the youngest of four children by twelve years and this resulted in a special bond with her mother Anne, who meant the world to her. She attended Riverview Collegiate High School then went on to University of Saskatchewan where she majored in voice. Dianne held many positions in her work life. She was a natural salesperson. She started her insurance career in 1996 in Calgary and was working in this industry until May of this year. She was so looking forward to turning sixty-five and retirement with Glenn. Dianne was many things to many people, but there were some constants: Glenn…Football/Saskatchewan Rough Riders...Glenn...Entertaining…Glenn... Cooking...Glenn...Lambs Navy Rum... Glenn… making people feel special…Glenn…LISTS... She was renowned for her incredible hospitality, perfect hair and makeup all the time, and matching outfits for every event, including Rider games - with everything green from nails to clothing to undies! She listened in the hospital to the very last Riders’ game, where they won on her behalf. Dianne recently got involved with a charity called The Magic of Christmas. To say she thrived in the elf role would be an understatement. She brought so much joy to so many people. Dianne and Glenn were married in November 1986 and renewed their vows in Hawaii on their twentyfifth anniversary, Nov 1, 2011. Dianne and Glenn were honored to MC many weddings over the years and Dianne even officiated her cousin’s renewal of vows. Dianne is survived by her loving husband of thirtythree years, Glenn; her brother, Ken (Lil); sister-inlaw, Wendy; and many very special cousins, nephews, nieces and other family. We also cannot forget - their new dog, RJ. Dianne was predeceased by her mother, Anne; her father, John; her brother, Donny; her sister, Fran (Ron); and her beloved past dogs: Wizard, Eddie and Duchess. The most cherished people in Dianne’s life knew every day how much she cared about them. Dianne was immensely proud of all her relationships with family and friends; these people meant the world to her. Dianne had a way of making every single person in her life feel like they were the most important; truly a gift. Celebration of Life will be held at The Sundance Lodge Banquet Room (63 Suncrest Way SE, Calgary, AB) on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Glenn has requested that you wear your favorite sporting team “colors” to this special event. Condolences may be forwarded through www.McInnisandHolloway.com. Dianne passed away from Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, while awaiting a lung transplant. Dianne and Glenn request in lieu of flowers, to please sign your organ donor card. Thanks to the ICU staff at the South Health Campus in Calgary and the ICU staff at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton, along with the lung transplant doctors and supporting staff in both cities. In living memory of Dianne Brown, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, AB.

Email: sunsetak@sasktel.net Website: sunsetmonuments.ca

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

Jones Funeral Home 106 Athabasca St E 306.693.4644

Parkview Funeral Chapel 474 Hochelaga St W 306.694.5500

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JOHN BRETI August 14, 1935 – August 20, 2019 John was born to AustroHungarian immigrant parents, Maynard and Agnes Breti on the homestead in Lestock, Saskatchewan. He moved to Regina and worked delivering groceries for Kleins Grocery before settling in Moose Jaw. He worked for Canadian Pittsburgh Industries (Pittsburgh Glass) from 1960-1981, and then he was off to Northern Alberta to work in the oil service industry from 1982-1995. Retirement found John in Riverhurst, where he was an active volunteer for many years serving on town council, at the water treatment facility, and as Deputy Mayor. He was also active in the Riverhurst Lion’s Club and the Central Butte Wildlife Federation. He was the go-to man for anything that needed to be addressed from a broken water line, wildlife control, or help pouring a driveway. John enjoyed fishing, hunting, and spending time with his ever-growing family. He was a friend to many and a great father, which is reflected through his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. If anyone knew John, they had an advocate for the underdog and what was fair for all in the community, as well as the individual. People trusted him and younger coworkers respected and appreciated him. He will be deeply missed for all our days. John is pre-deceased by his parents; brothers George Breti, Bill Breti, Tony Breti, his twin sister Elizabeth Arndt, great grandson Tai. He is survived by and will be sadly missed by his brothers Mike Breti, Peter Breti, former wife and friend Lynne Cordick. Children Donna (Garnet) Steele, Cora (Neil) Seib, Jerry (Wyndi) Breti, Robert (Charlene) Breti; grandchildren Graham (Lisa) Steele their children Hailey, Cassandra, Grady, Landon; Derrick (Jessie) Steele their children Kaynin, Monroe; Kayla (Van) Reuangrith their children Celina (Geoff) Welch, Jacob, Charlotte, Khamla; Daniel (Alicia) Seib their children Gracie, Inara, Octavia; Eric (Cassidy) Breti their children Lacey, Lucas; Evan (Shelley) Breti their children Rylynn, Shyloh; Lilly Breti; Damon Breti, Caden Breti, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and many friends in Moose Jaw and Riverhurst. A Celebration of John’s Life will take place on Thursday, August 29th at 1pm at Church of God Campus which was formerly the International Bible College at 401 Trinity Lane, Moose Jaw, SK. For those wishing to do so, memorial donations may be made to the Riverhurst Lion’s Club or the Central Butte Wildlife Federation. In living memory of John, a memorial tree will be planted by Jones-Parkview Funeral Home Services, Please see our online book of condolences at www.parkviewfuneralchapel.com or www.wjjonesandson.com . In living memory of John. a memorial planting will be made by Jones Parkview Funeral Services. Please sign the memorial register at website: www.wjjonesandson.com or www. parkviewfuneralchapel.ca (Obituaries). Dayna Chamberlain - Funeral Director

JORDIS PAULINE BENDER 1927 - 2019 Jordis Bender of Moose Jaw, passed away peacefully with family by her side on August 25, 2019 at the age of 91. Jordis was born in Uren, the Central Butte District. She lived on the farm with her parents and brother until she was 18. Striking out on her own to find work, her first jobs were a nanny and house keeper for several families. Working in the hotel in Riverhurst she met her husband Albert, and they had a readymade family, raising two girls and one boy. They then had five children of their own; losing one to pneumonia at 14 months old. She worked her whole life, opening up one of the very first Community Living homes which she ran for 25 years. She treated her residents as family and they dearly loved her and called her “ma”. She retired at age 65. Jordis enjoyed dancing at the Cosmo Centre singles, knitting and crocheting, crossword puzzles, country music and of course watching game shows. She lived at Buffalo Pound Lake for 11 years picking chokecherries and sitting on the front porch looking out at the lake. She then moved to the Bentley for 5 1/2 years and loved it there. She spent the last 2 1/2 years at Providence Place where she was loved by staff for her smile. She never complained and her take on life was never to let anything bother you. She will be sadly missed by her children, Bob (Karen), Natalie (Tom), Blaine (Bonnie) and Paulette (Nick); grandchildren Mandy (Michael), Heather ( Kendrick), Megan (Brodie), Angela, Derek, Scott, Nathan (Desiree), Christopher (Janelle), Avery (Lauren), Caitlin, Jamie, Jesse, Riley, Mick, Eric, Kylie, Brad (Kathy), Tiffany, Janice (Henry); Cheryl, Kenny, Ronnie and Kevin; Proud “GGJo” to Luka, Jonas, Elina, Zoey, Taylor, Ethan, Ian, Sydney, Ryleigh, Haddie, Sophie, Milania, Zeke, Jordyn and Tyler. Jordis is predeceased by her parents; husband Albert; son Benjamin; brother Norman and stepchildren Ronnie, Sharon and Joyce. A Memorial Tea to Celebrate Jordis’ life will be held on Friday August 30, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Crescent Park Event Centre, 262 Athabasca St. E., Moose Jaw, SK. Jordis will be laid to rest beside her husband Albert at Sunset Cemetery. For those wishing memorial donations may be made to Kinsmen Telemiracle. In living memory of Jordis, a memorial tree planting will be made by Jones-Parkview Funeral Services. Please see our online book of condolences at www. parkviewfuneralchapel.ca and www.wjjonesandson. com (Obituaries).

The family of Dolores McRitchie would like to thank everyone for their kind words, gifts of food, flowers and donations in memory of Mom, Grandma, and Great Grandma. We would like to thank Dr. A.J. Van Heerden, Dr. O. Rodwan, the staff at the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Hospital for their excellent care over the last number of years, to everyone at Maguire Centre at Providence Place for all their care, friendships and activities over the years, to the staff at Moose Jaw Paratransit, especially Mom’s favourite drivers Gary & Daryl along with Marg who looked after most of the scheduling, to the staff at Memory Lane at Pioneer Lodge for the compassionate care during Mom’s final days, to Todd Sjoberg and staff at Moose Jaw Funeral Home for their excellent service, and to Pastor Marvin Seaborg for his wonderful celebration of life for Mom. We are truly humbled by all the gestures and appreciate each and every one of them. Sincerely, The Family of Dolores McRitchie 60 Athabasca Street East 306-692-0533 Minister: Rev. Jim Tenford Music Director: Karen Purdy

Forever in our Hearts

Jessie Ellen Alexander

July 20th, 1941 - Sept. 8th, 2015

TRINITY UNITED CHURCH 277 Iroquois St W Moose Jaw, SK Next Service: September 8, 10:30am Rev. Phil Sigglekow

Gone are the days we used to share But in our hearts you are always there To walk with us throughout our lives Until we meet again We love and miss you

St. Barnabas

Traditional Anglican Parish Now worshipping at

27 Hochelaga St. W., Moose Jaw

The beautiful home of Central Lutheran Church Holy Communion Book of Common Prayer Sunday 11:30 am (new time) Coffee & fellowship after the service For more information contact: Fr. Glenn Galenkamp, Rector 306-691-2715

All Are Welcome!

www.saintbarnabasmoosejaw.ca

Sunday, May 14th, 2017 Worship Service 10:30am & Sunday School

Jerry, Jeff, Kristi & Mike, Janine & Bryce, grandchildren Brooke, Zak, Sydney, McKennah and Jaden

NEW LOCATION

REYNOLDS, NORA MARY It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Nora (Noreen) Mary Reynolds (nee Stack) age 95, dearest wife and loving mother, on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, peacefully with family at her bedside in Burnaby, BC. Nora was born in London, England, in 1924 and would tell stories of when she would wander the commons and pick armfuls of bluebells and how she had fairies living at the bottom of her garden. Nora excelled in school and during her teenage years was awarded a scholarship to attend Coloma Convent Girls’ School. During WWII, she bravely supported the war effort through the Battle of Britain, and met her husband-to-be, Ken Reynolds, who was a member of the Canadian Militia billeted in Coney Hall, Kent. They were married in 1944. In 1946, Nora traveled, as a war bride, to Ken’s home town of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and settled in to raise a family of seven children. Nora was a devoted mother and a wonderful homemaker, who always made everyone feel welcome in her home and in any social setting. She enjoyed tea time with neighbours, gardening, knitting, reading history and biographies, activities at the Armouries and loved traveling to visit family and friends. No matter where she traveled, she always loved Moose Jaw and was proud to call it home until 2002 when she moved to Vancouver, BC with her daughter Julie. Nora was predeceased by her husband, Ken; parents, George and Nora; sister Patricia; sons, Paul and Danny. She is survived by loving sons Reg (Donna), Bruce (Debbie), Barry, and Terry (Aeriol); daughter Julie; sisters Sheila and Margaret; brother-in-law Barrie; nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and many cousins, nieces, nephews and numerous good friends. Nora’s loving and kind demeanour will always be remembered and she will be forever in our hearts. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Fellburn Care Center for the excellent care they provided. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Anglican Church of the Resurrection

St. Andrew’s United Church

Moose Jaw

Traditional Book of Common Prayer Communion Service Sunday September 8th, 2019 @ 10:00am Sunday September 29th, 2019 @10:00am

Parkview Chapel 474 Hochelaga St W, Moose Jaw For more information contact: Larry & Dianne Hellings 306-693-6701 - hellings@sasktel.net Chuks Elezie 306-990-0225 - chuxxelezie@yahoo.com

Celebrating Inclusion For All

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

Music Director: Karen Purdy • Choir Director: Jenna Nash

Sunday, September 8th, 2019 Worship Service

10:30 am

E-mail: st.andrews.mj@sasktel.net Facebook: www.facebook.com/StAndrewsUnitedChurchMooseJaw Website: http://standrewsmoosejaw.ca


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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. SUPERANNUATED TEACHERS “TO HELL WITH THE BELL” BREAKFAST will be held on Thursday, September 5th at 9AM at the MJ Wildlife Hall – 1396 3rd NE Moose Jaw. Cost: $5pp. Teachers who Superannuated in 2019 are FREE) Please RSVP to Pam Diacon pcdiacon@icloud.com or 306-693-7914 GET READY FOR FALL! THE PRAIRIE HEARTS QUILT GUILD BEGINS THEIR YEARLY PROGRAM on Thursday, September 5th at 7pm at the Masonic Temple. The evening includes an introduction to the program and members are given the opportunity to sign up for Secret Friends, UFO’s and the Round Robin Panel. Show and Share will feature Summer Finished Projects. Visitors and new members are welcome. Membership Fees are $50 for the year (if paid before October 31). Please come out and support your Quilt Guild. CARL JORGENSON GOLF TOURNAMENT will be held on September 7-8th at Lynbrook Golf Club. Cost $75 cash or cheque. Register at the Pro Shop to a maximum of 64 players-first come/first serve. 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 moosejaw@taoist.org. For more info visits www.taoist.org 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 parkinsonsuperwalk.ca HOPE IS…ART EXHIBIT RECEPTION on Saturday, September 7th from 1-3pm at Moose Jaw Cultural Centre. Refreshments served. Join in honouring the inspirations and artists of this profound exhibit. GRANDPARENT’S DAY AT THE WDM on Sunday, Sept. 8th from 9am-5pm. Pick up a special selfled activity booklet to start your journey and collect stories and photos filled with nostalgia as you journey back in time through the galleries. Regular Museum admission applies and Free to WDM members. MOOSE JAW DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP will meet on Tuesday, September 10th at 7:30pm in the Ross Room at Providence Place. Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes and/or their care-shares are welcome. For more information call Fred at 306.691.0386 or Diane at 306.691.0091. JOURNEY TO HOPE MOOSE JAW WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY COFFEE AND A CONCERT featuring smooth music of Emily Steinhauer and Kelly Lin on keyboard and sax; live painting by Jess Zoerb with Coffee by Foreground Coffee Co. on Tuesday, Sept 10th from 7-9pm at the Hive, 23 Main St. Everyone Welcome. Admission by donation (not required). Merchandise/Raffle tickets available. INTRODUCTORY BRIDGE LESSONS Bidding in the 21st Century from September 10th -November 19th (9 sessions) on Tuesday evenings from 7-9pm at the Comfort Inn. Cost $45. For more information or to register call Rae @306.692.6074. HOPE GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP FOR ALL BEREAVED Next Meeting: Wednesday, September 11th from 7:30pm to 9:00 pm at the Parkview Location474 Hochelaga St. W. Please enter east doors off of east

parking lot. Everyone is Welcome G 4 GRANDMOTHERS HOSTING STEAK SUPPER at The Crushed Can Sept 14 (Sat) from 5 pm – 8 pm. Tickets are $20pp. They can be bought at Zion Church office on Main St until Sept 12. G 4 G will sell tickets Sept 3rd and Sept 9 at the COOP in the afternoon. (Some tickets sold at door.) Proceeds help AIDS Orphans & their caregivers in Africa. Funds schools, food banks, health clinics and more! Part of the Stephen Lewis Foundation a registered charity. www.stephenlewisfoundation.org . 4TH ANNUAL 5K COLOUR RUN, WALK OR SKIP will be held on Saturday, September 14th at the Kiwanis Pavilion & Skating Oval in Wakamow Valley. Check-in time 9:30am/Opening Ceremonies 10:45am/Run begins 11am. The Moose Jaw Elks will have hotdogs and burgers available for purchase. Registration Fees: Early Bird (ends Aug 31) $30/Fees after Aug 31 $45/Children ages 5-10yrs $15. Register online at www.eventbrite.ca and for more information contact Heidi at 306.631.2840 or by email @habitatMJcolourrun@hotmail.com SOUTH WEST DISTRICT FOR CULTURE, RECREATION AND SPORT SPORT FIRST AID WORKSHOP will be held on Saturday, September 14th from 9am-4:30pm in Mossbank, 310 Main St. Cost is Free to member communities; $30 for nonmembers. Registration deadline September 6th. Registration forms are available at www.gosouthwest.ca NAFR BRANCH 23 (NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FEDERAL RETIREES) SOCIAL BBQ will be held Sept 15 (Sun.) at 5 pm at the Moose Jaw Legion, 268 High St W. Lower level. There is a ramp & elevator. Hot dogs, hamburgers, salads, dessert. Garlic free menu due to members with allergies. All Members & Guests Must pre-register so they have an idea how much food to have on hand. Members eat Free. Guest cost is $15. Call Barry 306-692-7978 to register by Sept 11. NAFR General meeting will be 7 pm Sept 11 (Wed),2019 at Timothy Eaton Gardens 510 Main St. N. Hope to see you there! New members welcome. BENCH DEDICATION at Sunset Cemetery Garden of Angels (south side of cemetery) on Sunday, September 15th 3-4pm. The bench was placed by Sunset Cemetery and Moose Jaw Right to Life to the memory of the unborn child. BEREAVED PARENTS Grief Support Group for Parents who have experienced the death of a Child Next Meeting: Wednesday, September 18th from 7:30pm to 9:00 pm-at thr Parkview location: 474 Hochelaga St. W. Please enter east doors off of east parking lot. Everyone is Welcome SPARKLING SUNSET A DESSERT NIGHT IN SUPPORT OF MAKE – A – WISH SASKATCHEWAN on Friday, September 20th at Temple Gardens. Cocktails 6pm/Supper 7pm/8pm Desserts. Entertainment by Stadacona Soul. MOSAIC COMMUNITY FOOD FARM COMMUNITY HARVEST on Friday, September 20th from 11am-2pm. The vegetables are ready for harvest to be distributed to the MJ & District Food Bank, Hunger in Moose Jaw, Souls Harbour Rescue Mission (Riverside Mission) and the Moose Jaw Multicultural Council. You are welcome to join to help harvest. Please bring your own water, gloves, spade and bug spray. For more information contact 306.692.2717. MINTO UNITED CHURCH U.C.W. HAM SUPPER will be held on Saturday, September 21st; doors open at 5pm and supper at 5:30pm in the upper auditorium, 1036-7th Ave. NW. Tickets: Adults $15/Family $35. For tickets call Linda at 306.694.1209. Office hours are 9am-5pm Tues/Weds/Thurs. Tickets on sale until September 19th. 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. SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE Grief Support Group for those who have experienced the death of a Loved One

by Suicide Next Meeting: September 25th from 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 JOURNEY TO HOPE WALK FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION AND AWARENESS will be held on September 28th at Jones Chapel, 106 Athabasca St. E. 10am-10:30am Music by Emily Steinhauer and Kelly Lin/ Mural Painting/Pledge Return; 10:30-11:30am Ceremony and 11:30 Walk in Crescent Park. at Jones Chapel 106 Athabasca ST. E. Pledge forms available at journeytohope. synthasite.com . SENIORS’ WEEK TEA at the WDM on Saturday, September 28th at 2pm. Reminisce with a program featuring photos and artifacts and take a look back at leisure time, school, transportation, farming and more. Light refreshments. Learn about the monthly WDM Coffee Club. The tea included with regular Museum admission: Tea only $5pp. Free for WDM members. CHURCH OF OUR LADY PARISH ANNUAL FALL ROAST BEEF SUPPER will be held on Sunday, September 29th in the Church Of Our Lady Community Centre on 6th and Vaughn. There are two sittings, one at 4:30 p.m., and one at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available from the Church Office at 692-2950, Rose Mary at 692-9441, Dom at 631-9236, Dennis at 631-1019 or Lawrence at 692-3152, Adult tickets are $15.00, and tickets for children 12 and under are $8.00. LYNBROOK GOLF CLUB ANNUAL FALL MEETING will be held October 6th at 1:30pm at Lynbrook Clubhouse: Amendment to the Constitution/ Election of Board Members/Committee Reports/General Business. All members welcome to attend. JONES-PARKVIEW HOSTS: COMMON GROUND GRIEF SUPPORT FOR BEREAVED SPOUSES 5 Consecutive Weeks: October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 10am-11:30am at the Parkview Location-474 Hochelaga St. W. Everyone Welcome. Pre-register by calling 306-693-4644 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 TUESDAY CRIBBAGE starts Sept. 10th @1:30pm – please sign-in by 1pm FRIDAY SUPPERS start Sept. 6th @5:30pm – Please purchase tickets by the previous Wednesday SHUFFLEBOARD stats FRIDAY Sept. 6th @7pm – Drop-in League. Everyone Welcome. MEAT DRAW FUNDRAISER - Saturdays @ 3:00 pm Everyone welcome FOOT CARE CLINIC for Legion Members – September 25th - please call for an appointment. MONTHLY CRIBBAGE TOURNAMENT on Wednesday, September 25th @1pm in the lounge. Cost $5pp. Prizes for 1st/2nd/3rd. Sign up at the Legion or call 306.693.9688. Everyone Welcome. MOOSE JAW & DISTRICT SENIORS’ ASSOCIATION @Timothy Eaton Garden – 101-510 Main St N. For more information or the regular listing of ongoing daily events call 306-694-4223 or mjsenior@ sasktel.net ONGOING PROGRAMS: EVERY WEEKDAY 7:00 am Billiards, Walking track/MONDAY’s: 10:30 Fitness; 1:00 Crib the board game, Painting; 7:00 pm Billiards, Pickleball, Mat Bowling/TUESDAY’s: 10:00 Line Dancing; 1:00 Paper Tole, Painting, Whist, Pickleball, Floor Shuffleboard/WEDNESDAY’s: 10:30 Chen Tai Chi, Fitness; 10:30 Cribbage, Pickleball/THURSDAY’s: 10:00 am Pickleball; 1:00 pm 500 Cards, Paper Quilling; 7:00 pm Billiards, Floor Shuffleboard/FRIDAY’s: 10:00 am Jam Session; 1:00 pm Floor Curling, Kaiser, Nickel Bingo, Floor Shuffleboard, Pickleball COSMO SENIORS’ CENTRE, 235 Third Ave. N.E. For more information call (306) 692-6072. Line Dancing Classes with Donna at the Cosmo Centre start Thursday, September 19th. For more information, call Donna Douglas at 306.692.7365. 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. Mini Canasta Tournament on Friday, September 14th. Games start at 1pm. Cost $5 includes snacks & prizes. Call 306.692.6072 for more information or to pre-register. Mini Bridge Tournament on Friday, September 20th –

MOOSE JAW TIER 1 HOCKEY INC. (Moose Jaw Warriors Hockey Club)

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2019 – 7 PM

MAE WILSON THEATRE AT THE MOOSE JAW CULTURAL CENTRE Tickets at the MJCC Box Office. Online at www.moosejawculture.ca For information call 306-693-4700

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The Annual General meeting of the Members of Moose Jaw Tier 1 Hockey Inc. (Moose Jaw Warriors Hockey Club) will be held on the 19th day of September, 2019 at 11:30am, at Mosaic Place, 110-1st Avenue NW, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Year end financials and Presidential report available to Shareholders at Warriors office after Septmeber 17th. Nomination forms must be submitted to the Warriors office no later than September 5th, 4:00pm. Dated this 28th day of August, 2019 Moose Jaw Tier 1 Hockey Inc. By Marianne Simon


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mind is renewed and steadfast. “My eyes are fixed on You, O “Autumn is the season to find contentment at home by paying GOD the Lord. In You I seek refuge...” Psalm 141:8. I pray you attention to what we already have.” One of the steps I’ve taken will be encouraged to “take time to sit and watch the leaves is to continue to purge and clean out extra stuff I have on hand turn” (Elizabeth Lawrence) and breathe in the beauty that is unin our home. I have realized that a cluttered home or room negfolding before you. I’m praying for you! atively affects our productivity, time, budget and mental health. I desire to have a place for everything I own and everything The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of in its place. I also want to live in a fully functional organized the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this home that is a safe haven for all who live here and visit here. by Wanda Smith publication. Decluttering and organizing takes time; days, weeks, months or even years, often times, it leads to small home improvement projects and takes on a life of its own. I have been slowly working on my laundry/utility room; moving a wall cupboard My apple tree is ready to be picked, the nights are getting short- to a different wall, repainting a couple walls and putting up a er and cooler and a few leaves are starting their descent. The new shelf. This makes the process of doing laundry much more 924 HOLDSWORTH free-spirit of summer is waving goodbye and the consistent inspiring. Saturday Sept 7th flow of regularity is cautiously welcomed after the last hurrah Another step I have taken is to develop community on a deeper 1:00 to 3:00pm level. I have reignited a friendship with a childhood friend, of the September long weekend. There are so many benefits to pursued meeting with a mature mentor who is walking me ½ block off Main Street! Over 1300 sqft condo with 2 Investor opportunity, 3 suites! 2 bedroom unit on main REDUCED! Excellent starter home! Step saver kitche getting back in the groove even though most of us dig our heels Ideally located condo. Spacious living area, ample through difficult situation connecting with aLarge few living dining room 2 baths. floor, 1 bedroom unit upstairsa and the basement is aas well asbedrooms, white cabinets, appliances included. Sunny living room in and wish it wasn’t our reality. cabinets in kitchen, bright dining area. Insuite laundry. friendslocation I’d likeontoAlder get to know better. I believe asLots I grow closer in kitchen. Glassed in combination. of cabinets bachelor unit. Excellent Avenue. adjoins formal dining area, sliding door to deck. 2 I will admit that I haven’t fully embraced autumn for many Wheel chair accessible. Detached 2 car garage. intertwined and parking. REDUCED! balcony.more Elevator. Underground years and I am determined to change that this year. Fall has with these people, our lives will become bedrooms upstairs. Cozy family room, bedroom, been the reminder that winter is on its way and the inevitable we can be a support and good friend to each other through the laundry down. decline of social activity, lack of early morning/late evening difficult seasons of life. Proverbs reminds us that “iron sharpChris Harden Three bedroom, two bathroom family home daylight and tightening our belt due to the completion of sea- ens iron” and I am seeing the value of being in close fellowship Realtor on a quiet crescent location. Covered deck sonal work plays on my mind and heart. How do you handle as we sharpen our edges and become more functional in our and a garden area. Single garage. 306.630.6570 gifts and callings. We 11 the changing of the guard? Do you embrace the beauty of the have Lastly, I am purposefully choosing what thoughts I will think season or does dread whisper in your ear, reminding you of past Agents Ready hard times that you may have to face again? I am fully persuad- as I move into this next season. I choose to not fear! I choose ca not give in to feelings of loneliness. I determine to trust God to tohelp. ed that I am not willing to miss the beauty and blessing of the with my needs and rest in His provision. I am filling my mind season at hand and am taking steps to change that. We ARE your and heart with the Word of God; knowing that as I do that, my

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To all Praire South Parents of School aged Children

Are you dissatisfied with Outcome Based Reporting? Would you like to see change before it could be implemented into Prairie South High Schools?

REFUSAL OF OUTCOME BASED REPORTING FOR GRADES 9-12 AND CONTINUE MARKING BY WAY OF PERCENTAGE To the Ministry of Education, Prairie South School Board, Schools of Moose Jaw and Surrounding Areas, and to all of Those Whom this May Concern, I am aware that education is constantly changing. I understand that it is managed by a team of people hired by our government to study education here in Canada and in other areas of the world. They work at keeping our Province/Country growing and evolving with the times. Sometimes their choices for change prove to be right, and sometimes they do not. Sometimes what works for students in one place/country doesn’t’ work for another because of the variables involved such as culture, economics, finance, class, etc. I think at times we can get caught up in the state of mind of pushing toward change and believing we are evolving, but the fundamentals lost in the process. In Western Canada we are mostly Capitalists who work hard for the reward of achievement. Our reward is our paycheck and that will never change. If you want more then you have to work more. If you want the bigger paycheck, you must put in the effort to get it. Our children will continue in this culture, and their mind-set is already a part of it. You work hard for the prize, the achievement, and the recognition. Children in Elementary School have little idea what a rating of “Developing as Expected” means. As a parent, I also have little idea of it’s meaning. My impression is that I do not need to focus on supporting my child at home with that subject if they are getting a DE. It is a mark that has such a wide range, that I have been looking forward to the time when my children will be graded by a percentage so I know just how strong/weak they are in an area. I have a belief that at that point I will know how to support them from home. I believe my children will also be thankful for the awareness of knowing how they are sitting in different subject areas, and they will not be left with a continued false understanding of where their strengths lie. My children have shared with me from the age of 9 that they wish they were rated by a percentage. They find their report cards boring especially when a teacher does not give personal feedback. This counteracts motivation when the scale never changes from the usual mark of DE. My son came home from the last day of school this past June without a sideways glance at his report card. He had no motivation to look at it, because he had received the same marks all year long. He was in grade 4 last year, and I am worried he feels no reward from his schoolwork. My concern is that he will not develop the right work ethic that will bring him success. I know that he is young, but by the time he gets to High School, the school system is planning to remove percentage marking from all grades. He will be left with the same old DE that is meaningless to him. It is too broad, and undefined. I personally cannot imagine going my whole school career never knowing which end of the broad spectrum of DE I sit on, never working toward the honor roll, and never seeing your grades climb from trying harder. The new system will limit the opportunities available to these children. Rewarding hard work is key to building motivation. How will our strong academic children be rewarded for their achievements? Why would we dissolve the recognition of Honour Roll or the title of Valedictorian? Is it correct to interpret this as the system moving toward not honouring academia, but continuing to honour the strengths of our athletes and artists? I am left concerned with how the children in our Division/Province will apply for College and University. What is the plan? Have we been told? If the student is marked only on whether or not they meet the outcome and not pushed to write an exam, will they be prepared for the possibility of writing an entrance exam for Post-Secondary Education. I am trying to teach my kids that they need to have goals and personal expectations. I am trying to teach them work ethic and how to be proud of a job well done. However, I feel the school system is opposing them by creating a marking system that encourages mediocrity in the classroom. If there is a need for changing the marking system, please don’t use the Outcome-Based Reporting. Work longer at it, and come up with an improved design, because this one feels as though it will fail us. Parents and children are upset and disbelieving. Along with this letter is a list of parents in our area, who agree with this opinion. We are formally expressing to you that we want marking to continue with percentages for High School, as well as discontinuing the use of outcome-based reporting for our Junior High. We are voicing our desire to have a say in this aspect of our children’s education. Sincerely,

JanLaree Nelson Box 68 Mortlach, SK S0H 3E0 lareenels@msn.com

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