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Moose Jaw Sports Hall of Fame announces 2019 induction class

Wayne Cormier (builder, powerlifting), Terry McGeary senior men’s curling team (team, curling), Larry Tollefson (athlete, baseball), Roy Thiessen (builder, curling) and Bill Johnston (builder, hockey et al) to be enshrined Randy Palmer Moose Jaw Express

Any time a builder is enshrined in the Moose Jaw and District Sports Hall of Fame, you can be sure they’ve had a dynamic and lasting impact on the local sports scene. With 2019 inductee Bill Johnston, that impact goes well beyond the borders of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and even Canada. Harvey Parker, who nominated Johnston for the honour, explains why. “He was always on the go,” Parker said. “Even when he was over in Japan teaching officials (in 1984), he was watching a game where the refs only called one penalty. So, he officiated a game and the Japanese referees watched him and he called 22 penalties. They were just amazed. Then after he was done, they went out there and were calling penalties all over the place, and with authority. Before that, they were reluctant to call one or two penalties.” That’s right, Bill Johnston – one of the people behind the formation of the Highway Hockey League (mid-60s), Saskatchewan Junior ‘B’ Hockey League (1992) and the man who helped officially form the Western Major Baseball League (2000) – even played a hand in building up the then-nascent Japan Ice Hockey Federation, now ranked 23 in the world. “He’d be tremendously honoured to be a part of this,” said stepdaughter Jana Garinger. “I didn’t realize how much hockey and how many activities Bill was involved in. I wasn’t a big sports fan at that time, so I can’t speak to the details, but he was always doing something to try and help others.” Johnston was part of a group of five athletes, builders and teams announced as the 2019 inductees during an announcement ceremony on Thursday morning. He’ll be joined by Wayne Cormier (builder, powerlifting), the Terry McGeary senior men’s curling team, Larry Tollefson (athlete, baseball) and Roy Thiessen (builder, curling) when they’re enshrined during the 2019 induction ceremony and banquet at Mosaic Place. Cormier played an integral role in the development of Special Olympics powerlifting in Moose Jaw, creating a team that would dominate meets and win titles every time they stepped on the platform. Over 100 athletes passed through his tutelage, winning provincial, national and even international competitions. “I’ve seen a lot of media stories on Wayne and Special Olympics, just years of helping people out and being involved in that program, especially getting things off the ground and building the Special Olympic powerlifting program into what it became,” said Hall of Fame president Larry Graham. The Terry McGeary curling team – which included Clare Ramsay, Don Berglund and Hillis Thompson – won the 1980 Canadian Senior Men’s Curling Championship in dramatic fashion, rolling through the round robin with a 9-2 record, including wins in their final two games, to edge Manitoba for the title. “They played a lot of games, it was a 12-team round robin and

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Two new doctors will soon call Assiniboia home Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

The Red Coat Primary Health Care Clinic in Assiniboia will soon have a full complement of physicians to meet the needs of residents in the area. The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) recently recruited Dr. Mehdi Shahsavan and Dr. Mehdi Teimoori to join the medical team in the southwest Saskatchewan community. Both doctors will join Dr. Saad Bahodi and Raegan Rassmussen, a nurse practitioner, at the clinic starting Sept. 9. Shahsavan is from Iran, where he received his medical degree at Islamic Azad University. He has more than 15 years’ experience practising medicine in outpatient clinics, hospitals, and emergency departments, according to an SHA news release. Since 2015, Shahsavan has been undergoing international medical graduate training in British Columbia, which has enhanced his understanding of the Canadian medical system. He comes to Assiniboia with his wife Elham. Teimoori, also from Iran, received his medical degree at the Iran University of Medical Sciences and brings more than 20 years of experience as a family and

Dr. Mehdi Shahsavan. Photo courtesy SHA

Dr. Mehdi Teimoori. Photo courtesy SHA

emergency physician. He has been expanding his knowledge of the Canadian medical system in Montreal since 2018. Teimoori and his family enjoy activities such as writing, swimming, cycling and travelling. He comes to Assiniboia with his wife, Fatemeh, and sons Arshia and Ilia. Cara McDavid, the SHA’s director of primary care for southwest Saskatchewan, thought it was wonderful to recruit new physicians to the community and area.

She told the Moose Jaw Express that the health-care clinic had two other physicians whose contracts expired in May. However, one doctor stayed on over the summer to ensure there was coverage until the new physicians arrived. “It’s really great that the community will have that service available in the same way,” McDavid said. Shahsavan and Teimoori will both be on a three-year contract while working in Assiniboia. McDavid thought that was great

since it gave them enough time to settle into the community and make it their home. Although a three-year contract isn’t very long, she pointed out the SHA hopes that all health professionals — including doctors — will remain in their communities and continue their practices. “People do make decisions in terms of their professional direction and futures. We also respect that if they choose to shift their practice somewhere else,” McDavid continued. The SHA’s primary goal is to ensure residents have medical services as close to home as possible, she added. That could mean finding a replacement or support to continue health-care services in the community. Residents in outlying areas — such as Mossbank, Coronach and Willow Bunch — will be able to access care at the Redcoat clinic. McDavid acknowledged it is challenging for the SHA to recruit to rural areas. The organization was lucky that the two doctors accepted contracts to work in Assiniboia. To book an appointment at the Red Coat Primary Health Clinic call 306-642-4454.

Wakamow Aboriginal Community Association offering classes this fall Larissa Kurz

The Wakamow Aboriginal Community Association will be starting up some new classes and programs this fall. The monthly family nights, hosted by WACA, are back to create a space where families can gather and share what they have learned. The annual round dance and powwow will also return this year, with Tatawâw Park the new location of the powwow this year. The powwow this summer celebrated the renaming of Tatawâw Park and coincided with National Indigenous Peoples’ Day, and WACA hopes to continue to build the event even further. WACA also has two classes planned, both of which are open to all members of the association. The first is a drum group, taught by knowledge keeper Dickie Yuzicapi. Traditionally, drumming is a craft for boys to master, but this class will be open to any girls who would like to learn the art as well — or those who are interested in being singers alongside the drums. The second class will be a women’s shawl making class, which will be working at an intermediate to advanced beading level. Knowledge of beading techniques is re-

The drum group performing at the 2019 Annual Powwow. (photo by Randy Palmer) quired, as beginner skills may not suffice for the class’s pace. More classes, such as ribbon skirt making or beginner beading, are always of interest but WACA is in need of volunteers to make classes like that available. Lori Deets, board chair of the association, would like to see more interest and membership for WACA. More members make events more possible, while also bringing

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the community together. “We are particularly looking for Indigenous membership, although we would never turn anyone away,” said Deets in an email with the Express. “Getting involved with your community is the best way to make a difference.” WACA has been operating in the community for over 10 years, and the group is always looking to expand. “Our current membership has worked very hard in the last couple of years,” said Deets. “We need more help to be able to add more classes and teachings, so come out and get involved.” Getting involved with the association is easy, said Deets. The group’s Facebook page is kept up to date and is an easy way to connect with the association for more details about what they are up to next. WACA is also holding its Annual General Meeting on Sept. 12 at their office space in The Wandering Market, beginning at 6 p.m. with a pizza supper. The AGM will follow. WACA members — new, old, and potential — are welcome toT:4.85” join.


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SaskPower’s natural gas-fired power plant planned for the City of Moose Jaw is of vital importance to our community and I want to assure citizens that the Saskatchewan Party Government and I are working diligently to see this project move forward. This week I wrote to Minister McKenna, the Federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change, stating our disapproval of changes made on June 28, 2019, to the environmental status of natural gas fired power plants, and to express serious concerns about the increase to the carbon tax on large emitters. This increase to the carbon tax for the planned power plant project in Moose Jaw represents a significant cost of over $2 billion in the first 15 years of operation, assuming that the tax doesn’t continue to increase beyond $50 in 2022. This change in environmental status should be reconsidered and repealed as our province has demonstrated environmental leadership through ‘Prairie Resilience’, our made-in-Saskatchewan climate change plan. Our Climate Change Framework is targeting a 40 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in the electricity sector below 2005 levels - by 2030. This commitment, which is now formally recognized in the Canada-Saskatchewan Equivalency Agreement, is at risk. Minister McKenna was well aware of SaskPower’s decision to build a combined cycle natural gas power plant in Moose Jaw through an initial environmental impact assessment several years ago. This base-load power gen-

eration is planned to replace SaskPower’s coal plants and backup our province’s expanding portfolio of intermittent renewables such as wind. In order to achieve substantial emission reduction targets, the gas plant at Moose Jaw is required as the alternatives will unnecessarily increase rates for SaskPower customers, including the many energy-intensive and trade-exposed job creators here in Moose Jaw. In fact, ground was broken for a 200MW wind project south of Moose Jaw this summer and we’re happy to see the economic opportunities coming to this area from such a project. But this increase means delays, and more emissions may result from base-load power coming from existing coal and natural gas facilities. It is also important to note that Minister McKenna did not consult on this carbon tax increase for natural gasfired electricity facilities. The regulations as she proposed them in October 2018 were completely different than the increase that she made in June 2019. The transition to more sustainable energy can come with economic opportunities, however when the people of this province are faced with the burdens of these carbon tax increases, investments like the natural gas facility in Moose Jaw become uncertain. If this is the kind of uncertainty facing a Crown-owned utility, it is an even more adverse signal being generated to private investment. We urge the decision makers in Ottawa to repeal this unnecessary increase to the carbon tax and implement regulations that support the Climate Change Framework and economic opportunities for the Province of Saskatchewan. Alongside Premier Scott Moe, Saskatchewan Environment Minister Dustin Duncan, and our Saskatchewan Party Government, I will continue to stand up for the Moose Jaw natural gas power plant project and continue standing up for Saskatchewan. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.

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The Saskatchewan government has released the summarized details of a recent survey conducted, which included the opinions of 9,000 students, teachers, and non-students as data to shape the educational plan for the next decade. According to the press release, students identified that quality teachers and a comfortable learning environment are the most important aspects to aid their learning, and non-students — including teachers and parents — indicated that quality teachers and access to educational supports were of most importance to students’ well-being. The feedback also indicated that while classrooms are functioning well, there is an interest in more hands-on learning techniques, updated curriculums, and a larger variety of electives to broaden students’ opportunities. Responses indicated that classroom environment and student behaviour are a leading barrier to learning. Data collected from this survey and from in-person engagement sessions will be included in the development of a new provincial education plan, to be presented this fall and implemented in the fall of 2020. “Student voice is key as we begin to plan for the future success of all Saskatchewan students now and into the future,� said Minister of Education Gordon Wyant, in the press release.


The framework for the new education plan will be co-constructed by the Ministry of Education, outlining the key areas in need of focus for the future. Survey report draws ire from opposition Following close on the heels of the provincial government’s press release is criticism from the opposition caucus, calling for the Sask Party to provide a full analysis of the survey’s responses. Education critic Carla Beck expressed concerns about the lack of detail released, as the Sask Party’s survey closed in May and a full report on the survey’s findings has yet to be released. The NDP are also voicing concerns regarding the inclusion of teacher’s voices in the non-students category, stating that the government’s summary is “silencing the voices of teachers.� An education survey done in June by the NDP offers a different image of Saskatchewan’s education system, showing that three-quarters of teachers and EAs who responded felt the conditions for learning in school have worsened over the last three years. NDP Ryan Meili has been vocal about how education cuts are affecting Saskatchewan, including overcrowded classrooms and a lack of supports for students with disabilities — such as educational assistants.

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There seems to be nothing that pulls a country, province or community together more than rooting for a sports competitor or team in final play. It’s been a good year for Canada! I’m sure the breaking news this past Saturday regarding Bianca Andreescu winning the Tennis US Open has built your national pride just a little more. Rising from Joan Ritchie 152nd at the beginning EDITOR of her dream season this year, she now sits in 5th position; quite a feat for a 19-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., who beat-out legendary U.S. player Serena Williams in the final and earned a whopping $3.5M for her efforts. This year has been nothing more than exceptional for this young tennis-star who also won the Rogers Cup in August against Serena Williams, and Indian Wells, Calif. earlier in the year. She seems so sweet and down-to-earth and a really good role-model for kids; I hope fame and fortune won’t lead her down a crooked path. Time will tell. Let’s not forget to mention another Canadian sweetheart who has wiggled herself into the hearts of Canadians with her golf swing and sweet demeanor; Brooke Henderson is making her mark in the women’s golf world, winning the LPGA this year – ninth career victory and second of 2019. With her win, she earned $300,000, a season total of $962,811 and a career total of $5,765,641. That’s a lot of jingle for a young lady’s pocket. And not to be outdone, the Toronto Raptors made history in June, winning the franchise’s first-ever NBA championship. The historic victory marks the first time that a team outside the U.S. has won the NBA Finals. From someone who could use a little more height to stretch my short frame vertically, it is awe-inspiring to watch these long-legged giants in the sport jump and dunk the way they do. The team had the whole country on the edge of their seats during their playoff season and it was a remarkable finish to the end. Let’s see where this year takes them. And for our praire stubble jumpers, Roughrider green is the colour of choice heading into post-season play in the CFL. The team is working to officially qualify for the playoffs, with the possibility of bringing the coveted Grey Cup home again to Saskatchewan for the fifth time. It’s Craig Dickenson’s first season as head coach and Jeremy O’Day’s first full season as general manager so all eyes are on the organization and team to strut their green to win a grey. As for Moose Jaw and area, hockey is full-on the brain now. The Warriors have already started their pre-season games in the WHL season, and the home opener is scheduled for September 21st. Hopes are big for our beloved Warriors and there’s lots of time before now and playoffs to develop a winning team. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication. Send your letters to the editor to: or 888-241-5291 All columns, letters to the editor and editorials are solely the personal opinions of the writers themselves and not necessarily the opinions of The Moose Jaw Express. The contents of this publication are the property of the Moose Jaw Express. Reproduction of any of the contents of this publication, including, but without limiting the generality of the following: photographs, artwork and graphic designs, is strictly prohibited. There shall be no reproduction without the express written consent of the publisher. All ads in the Moose Jaw Express are published in good faith without verification. The Moose Jaw Express reserves the right to refuse, classify, revise or censor any ads for any reason in its sole discretion. This paper may include inaccuracies or errors. The Moose Jaw Express does not under any circumstances accept responsibility for the accuracy or otherwise of any ads or messages in any of the publications editions. The Moose Jaw Express specifically disclaims all and any liability to advertisers and readers of any kind for loss or damage of any nature what-so-ever and however arising, whether due to inaccuracy, error, omission or any other cause. All users are advised to check ad and message details carefully before entering into any agreement of any kind and before disclosing personal information. If in doubt, please take legal advice.

Siblings Charlie Diacon and Allison Mantta pour on the syrup during a customer appreciation event at Fountain Tire on Aug. 30 that featured free pancakes and sausages. Photo by Jason G. Antonio

Yellow and blue balloons waved in the breeze at Fountain Tire as the tire company held a customer appreciation event that featured pancakes and sausages. The Moose Jaw Elks served up the free delicious food during the mid-day celebration on Aug. 30. There were several giveaways and door prizes for which customers could enter their names, including a Ford Shelby GT500 remote control car, a remote control bulldozer and a waterproof Bluetooth speaker. Also on site was a bouncy castle for children. Fountain Tire owners Tanya and John Laterveer purchased the company in January 2018, but this was the first year they had held a customer appreciation event, explained Tanya. The owners will likely turn the event into an annual activity. “It was just something we wanted to do to show our appreciation to customers,” she added.

Moose Jaw Elks’ Ken Mathers and Chris Svab dish up pancakes during the customer appreciation event at Fountain Tire on Aug. 30. Photo by Jason G. Antonio

Fountain Tire held a customer appreciation event on Aug. 30. This was the first time the business had done this since owners Tanya and John Laterveer took over in 2018. Photo by Jason G. Antonio

Sea Cadets welcoming new registrations beginning this week Larissa Kurz

The Sea Cadet and Navy League programs started back up for the season on Sept. 9 with an open house night at D.V. Currie VC Armoury, to give potential cadets a taste of what the program has to offer. Cadets meet for parade every Monday at 6:30 p.m. and their first meeting of the year was open to the public to experience what exactly happens at a cadet meeting. The Sea Cadets program teaches kids about the naval environment, with tasks specializing in seamanship, naval communications, and marine engineering. Cadets take part in activities both on and off the water, as well as regular ceremonial events and events in the community. Things like scuba diving, sailing, and marksmanship are The D.V Currie VC Armoury is the location of all all hands-on experiences that are fairly regular during a Cadets parade meetings in Moose Jaw. year in the cadets. While the regular program runs alongside the schoolyear, cadets also have a chance to head to one of the annual Summer Training Camps or be a part of international exchanges — which include training deployments to sail aboard a tall ship. Being a cadet can even make available a number of awards through the corps, including scholarships and bursaries. The program is considered a civilian program, which means that while many of the procedures and qualities the cadets are taught can be utilized in the military, no cadet is obligated to enlist just by being in the program. “I have seen the youth of today go from shy teens to a young adult that comes out of that shell and flourishes,” said Bruce Boczkowski, Acting Sub Lieutenant in the local Sea Cadets corps. “Cadets, be it Sea, Army or Air, are a big family across Canada.” The Sea Cadets program is for ages 12 to 18 and has no registration fee — cadets simply have to participate in fundraising events throughout the year. The Navy League is for ages 9 to 12, and does have a small fee to register. Although the open house was a good chance to get started with the cadets, there is no deadline for registration. Cadets can join anytime throughout the year by contacting the local Sea Cadets branch — #99 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Assiniboine on Facebook or by emailing — to get started on filling out a registration form. Moose Jaw also has an Air Cadets branch, who meet for parade on Tuesday evenings at the D.V. Currie VC Armoury. Registration for the #40 Snowbird Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron began on Sept. 3.

Local building values increased in August By Ron Walter - For Moose Jaw Express

Building permits values increased in August and for the year to date. August permits from city hall were worth $1.96 million, an increase of $431,000 over last year. Year-to-date building increased by 26.4 per cent to $14.9 million. No new house permits were issued during August, same as last year.Twenty new single-family residences worth $7.2 million this year are up by six houses and almost $2.7 million.

Major commercial permits during August include $375,000 for a restaurant at 1250 Main North, current site of Burger King; $480,000 for a clinic at 28 Highland Road near the hospital, $62,500 for a building at 463 Main North $100,000 for a restaurant at 432 High West, and $120,000 for new building at 354 High West. The building permit report doesn’t reflect total values. Value of a new hotel among the cluster in William Grayson Business Park wasn’t included for privacy reasons.

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Francophone organizer enjoyed growing awareness of French culture in Moose Jaw Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

The community director for Moose Jaw’s Francophone organization is leaving after two years in the role but knows she contributed to a greater awareness of French culture in that brief time. Chantal Amstad’s last day with the Association communautaire fransaskoise de Moose Jaw (ACFMJ) was Aug. 29. She was busy cleaning her desk when the Moose Jaw Express visited the office, located in École Ducharme School on Ominica Street. “I feel like more people know about the existence of the French community. I think that’s really awesome. So our visibility has increased in the last (few) years,” she laughed. “More and more people … (are) more curious about what we do because they like what we’ve done.” For example, the ACFMJ has organized a Zombie Run the last three years. Amstad wasn’t around for the first run but was on hand during the second event, which was not well promoted. However, during the third year, more people approached her asking when it would happen. She also increased awareness of the annual Tintamarre Francophone street festival and started an annual ice fishing tournament.

“People were kind of getting used to our presence and that was nice to see,” she laughed. One of Amstad’s favourite memories was during the last day of summer camp. She asked one boy what he liked most about the camp, but he was unsure since he said he liked everything. This brightened her day. Amstad was both excited and sad to leave her role as community director. She was excited about what comes next in her career, but also sad since she had a great experience working with the Francophone organization and came to know many people who had the well-being of the community at heart. “They made my experience great. I am not happy to leave, but I had a great experience,” she added. During her two years working in Moose Jaw, Amstad lived in Regina and commuted every day. However, that became a grind, especially since she was losing personal time to socialize after work. She decided she wanted a job that would push her in a different way. Amstad found a job working at École Monseigneur de Laval in Regina as an Animatrice culturelle et sportive — es-

LEDs will replace traditional bulbs in all streetlights by 2021 Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

SaskPower intends to change every lightbulb in every streetlight in Moose Jaw by 2021 as a way to reduce power and prevent light pollution. Every high-pressure sodium vapour streetlight will be swapped out with an LED bulb, as part of the Crown corporation’s 10-year project to change every streetlight in the province, explained spokesman Joel Cherry. LEDs were chosen since they use less power and have a longer lifespan of at least 20 years. “So the fact they’re lower maintenance, we won’t be out there changing them as often, (which) means there’ll be fewer outages. It also means our crews are free to focus on other work and they’re not chasing down streetlights all the time,” he said. Contractors for SaskPower were in Moose Jaw during the last couple of weeks changing the bulbs to LEDs, and in some cases, replacing the light Contractors with SaskPower instandards altogether due to age or compatibility. stalled LED bulbs in streetlights LED lights will illuminate the same area as a tra- throughout Moose Jaw during ditional streetlight in a more efficient manner. Fur- the past couple of weeks. Photo thermore, the bulbs are focused downward more by Jason G. Antonio than previous bulbs, which means they are dark sky compliant and won’t contribute to light pollution. SaskPower began this project in 2017 and piloted a number of LED bulbs in Saskatoon and Regina. Last year the company focused on heavy traffic corridors in the province, including in Moose Jaw and in smaller cities, said Cherry. It also installed LED bulbs in provincial and national parks in Saskatchewan. This was partly to ensure compliance with the dark sky mandate. This year the company is focusing on urban subdivisions in Regina, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw and Lloydminster. SaskPower will continue to roll out its LED streetlight bulbs project for the next seven years until every streetlight is replaced. Last year in Moose Jaw, SaskPower replaced 750 lights in major thoroughfares, which represents 15 per cent of the community, Cherry said. This year 2,600 bulbs will be converted to LEDs, which represents 60 per cent of all streetlights in the municipality, and 75 per cent replaced in total. The remaining 25 per cent of the community — including Sunningdale and other areas in the southwest — will be replaced by 2021. For more information about this project visit SaskPower’s website at www.saskpower. com.

Chantal Amstad was the community director for the Association communautaire fransaskoise de Moose Jaw for two years, but has taken a new position in Regina. Photo by Jason G. Antonio sentially, a co-ordinator of cultural and sports activities — where she will plan events, be more involved in sports, and help the teachers. “I will be working with kids,” she laughed. “That will push me.” As the ACFMJ community director, Amstad was more than simply a desk jockey — she did everything, she explained with a laugh. She planned, created and promoted community events, represented the French community at events, and looked for opportunities to create partnerships to endorse French more often. “I met a lot of great people — both in the



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- Moose Jaw’s Source for News! TRADING THOUGHTS Local news, weather and sports Water mainYour break whack-a-mole our neighbourhood connection comes to theto world

by Ron Walter

A small sprinkle of rain had covered the ground when I came outside the house during noon hour, planning to attend a funeral. Muddy water was pouring down the gutters on both sides of the street at half an inch depth. It was puzzling, then one could see the pavement lifting from the gutter as pressure from a water

main break shoved it up. Rushing inside, I phoned the city emergency line, irritated at having to leave a message. Coming back outside, two pleasant, courteous city employees were walking up the street telling us to fill our bathtubs with water. Water main break wack-a-mole had come to our block in the avenues. We and our neighbour to the north were unable to fill our bathtubs or a pail with water, leading to speculation our service connections might have broken. A crew of six came and supervised opening of the pavement and sinkhole in the street just across from us. “You used to have one of the best streets in the city to drive,” said the excavator machine operator.

“I guess we can expect more of these in a while now that it began,” I said. “Don’t say that,” he responded, while other city employees nodded. We had noticed the block north of us had one break several years ago and now has had at least six, making it a roller coaster ride. With all the rust on the cast iron pipe, it was like using an eggshell for a pipe. Once the three-inch pavement was out of the way, the excavator pulled buckets of water with some dirt out of the hole. Another city employee commented it was lucky St. Agnes School at the other end of the block was closed for the summer. A school bus coming down Third Avenue would have crashed through into the sinkhole. By supper, water was restored. The hole was partially filled. I had gone to a fast food place to use the washroom. Our neighbour’s boys did the same and that family went out for supper. While exchanging this information, the neighbour suggested we take our bills to “your friend, the mayor” “Why?” I asked. “Well, he buys birthday cake with city money.” This pensioner noted he would pay his own way. Everything seemed fine the next day. We came back

from a morning/afternoon outing. My partner and wife loved to watch the little yellow robot packer do its job on the slowly filled hole. “Isn’t it neat?” she commented. She probably wished she were in the excavator cab handling the controls. Something went amiss. Water popped out of the hole. We were back to a waterless house but had the opportunity to fill the bathtub and some pails with water. And the city brought in a “portable potable water well.” The hole looked like a muddy fishpond. On day two, the hole was filled as my partner and wife stood by the kitchen window thrilled at the little yellow robot packer. We wondered how often the city repair crews are treated rudely by residents upset at a main break. It’s not their fault. Blame the city councils since 1991 that didn’t start water main replacement. That year – 28 years ago — city council was informed of the future crisis. Ron Walter can be reached at

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.

Moose Jaw gets double funding through the federal Gas Tax Fund Moose Jaw Express Staff

The City of Moose Jaw is receiving an extra $2,116,226 through the federal Gas Tax Fund for infrastructure projects, as part of the federal government’s overall doubling of the fund. The Gas Tax Fund delivers more than $2 billion annually to more than 3,600 communities across Canada, with more than 4,000 projects supported every year, according to a government news release. To help address the short-term infrastructure priorities of communities, the federal government’s 2019 budget includes a top-up of $2.2 billion to the Gas Tax Fund. Saskatchewan has already received the first of two $31.2 million federal Gas Tax Fund installments for the 2019-2020

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fiscal year. Besides these regular installments, Saskatchewan communities will benefit this year from a top-up — or doubling — of $61.9 million to their funding, the news release continued. This will accelerate progress and maximize every opportunity to ensure Canadians in every community across Canada see real and timely results in the renewal of public infrastructure. The Gas Tax Fund provides Saskatchewan with more than $124 million this fiscal year for infrastructure projects. Moose Jaw-area communities The following list shows the allocation of money that area communities received in the 2019-20 fiscal year, along with the Budget 2019 top-up:

• Assiniboia: $143,016/$153,785 • Avonlea: $23,187/$25,323 • Bethune: $23,541/$25,440 • Central Butte: $21,948/$23,214 • Gravelbourg: $63,897/$70,978 • R.M. of Gravelbourg: $21,948/$19,462 • Holdfast: $14,573/$10,748 • Moose Jaw: $1,999,510/$2,116,226 • R.M. of Moose Jaw: $68,617/$72,949 • Mortlach: $15,399/$18,380 • Riverhurst: $7,670/$7,250 • Rouleau: $31,860/$28,811 • Willow Bunch: $16,048/$18,190 • R.M. of Willow Bunch: $18,054/$22,960 The federal Gas Tax Fund is flexible in allowing communities to apply funding to their most pressing local needs, the news release said. Communities can

invest across 18 project categories, including sports infrastructure, roads and wastewater. The funds can be used immediately, banked for later use, pooled with other communities for shared projects, or used to finance major infrastructure expenditures. The Government of Canada intends to invest more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and rural and northern communities. To date, more than 48,000 projects have been approved under the plan, with the majority of these projects either underway or completed.

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Tickets selling quickly for Riverside Mission’s third annual Harvest Banquet Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

One of the guest speakers at this year’s Riverside Mission’s Harvest Banquet is from Souls Harbour Rescue Mission in Regina, who will speak about the merger of the two organizations. Joe Miller, executive director of Souls Harbour, will discuss the future of the non-profit organizations, including the desire to construct a new building for Riverside Mission on River Street. Besides Miller, attendees at the banquet will also hear from some of Riverside Mission’s clients, who will speak about their successes and growth thanks to the non-profit organization’s support. The third annual banquet takes place Wednesday, Sept. 25 and Thursday, Sept. 26 beginning at 6 p.m. each night at Church of our Lady Roman Catholic Parish at 566 Vaughan Street. Tickets are $35 per person or $240 for a table of eight. Call 306-624-0137 to purchase tickets. “We expect to sell 400 tickets (in total). People should get them fast because they are selling,” said Rachel Mullens, manager of Riverside Mission. Students from Vanier Collegiate will act as servers during both nights of the banquet, which will feature a four-course meal similar to last year, she continued.

The first dish will be borscht, followed by a caprese salad. The main dish will be prime rib with maple glazed sweet potatoes and oven-roasted Brussel sprouts. Dessert will be caramel apple tarts. This is Riverside Mission’s largest fundraiser of the year; last year the banquet raised $20,000. The money goes to supporting programs, maintaining buildings, paying staff, and keeping the organization afloat. The two-night event will give residents the opportunity to hear how the non-profit organization is doing, what its needs are,

and to hear the stories of people who use programming at the shelter. “It’s important because we want the community to know that we are helping people here,” Mullens said. “When they hear clients’ stories, then it encourages them to support us, whether it be financially (or) whether it be volunteering. “It also gives the clients an avenue to speak about what they’ve been through and share their story. Perhaps others will hear and seek help as they have and see successes in their lives.”

It’s good for Riverside Mission as an organization to see its clients speak about their successes since the non-profit group normally sees people at their worst, Mullens continued. The organization wants to support people who are homeless, are less fortunate, or who suffer from addictions. Therefore, it’s uplifting to see clients overcome their problems and lead better lives. “It energizes us to continue,” she added. The Harvest Banquet started as a way to reach out to the community and share more about the organization, explained Mullens. Riverside Mission was looking for a way to hold a fundraiser that was also exciting. The non-profit organization settled on food as a fundraiser since people love to gather around food. So, it appeared a banquet was the right thing to do to share those successes. “People should come because it’s important to support the not-for-profits in our community, and not just Riverside Mission. We have good not-for-profits in our community that need to be supported, that are here to help make our city a better place,” she added. “And Riverside Mission is one of those.”

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Annual walk for suicide awareness meant to be a safe space Larissa Kurz

The Journey to Hope group campaigns endlessly to raise awareness about suicide in Moose Jaw, and they are once again hosting their annual gathering and walk on Sept. 28. This will be the 11th year that Journey to Hope has gathered the public together for a September event meant to honour the memory of those affected by suicide and instill a feeling of hope within the community. Beginning with the musical talents of Emily Steinhauer and Kelly Lin on the piano and saxophone at 10 a.m., the public is welcome to gather at W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home on Athabasca Street prior to the service to mingle and interact with the volunteers. The Journey to Hope youth chapter have also organized a mural project, which will be available during this time for attendees to become involved in. They have made their logo — a butterfly made using the image of a semi-colon, to represent the suicide prevention movement — out of over 100 wooden pieces that the public is invited to decorate, before it is reassembled and displayed somewhere in the city. At 10:30 a.m., the ceremony will begin in the chapel, where a number of guests will speak about their experiences in dealing with suicide, and there will be time to reflect and honour those lost to suicide. Following the ceremony at 11:30 a.m., those gathered are invited to take a walk through Crescent Park to reflect and be together. Della Ferguson, one of the group’s organizers for the event, emphasized the key words for this year’s walk:

The ceremony portion of the evening is held in the chapel by popular request. (supplied) hope, healing, honouring. Each year, Ferguson noted, people gather at this event to share in their experiences and offer the comfort by making connections with each other and with nature. “It’s a powerful event,” said Ferguson. “We want people to feel that sense of connection. . . It’s about really tak-

“Every single dollar counts ... It is all local and it is all education and resources to empower knowledge and support suicide awareness and prevention.” -Della Ferguson

The Soles for Hope campaign, hosted by South Hill Fine Foods, will see these cards brought over to the Jones Chapel and hung during the annual walk for suicide awareness. (supplied)

ing in the messages and pausing. I think if anything, it’s about the power of the pause, to take time out to come together, to remember, to reflect, and to be.” Journey to Hope always sees a great turnout at the service and walk, as well as for all of the fundraisers that lead up to the event, including the Soles for Hope donation campaign featured at South Hill Fine Foods each year.

Last year’s ceremony concluded with a drumming performance, which organizer Della Ferguson said “resonated with all of us.” (supplied) Also underway are the two raffles that Journey to Hope will be drawing for on the day of Sept. 28. The Ray Bell Memorial raffle has a Roughrider jersey signed by Dan Clark to be won, and Joyce Aitken has made and donated a dragonfly quilt in memory of Gordon Aitken. Tickets for both those raffles are still available, either at the Jones Parkview Funeral home or from any Journey to Hope member. Last year, Ferguson estimated that the group was able to fundraise around $20,000 to put towards advocating for suicide prevention and awareness. “We’re just so grateful for the generosity,” said Ferguson. “Every single dollar counts and we are so careful how we spend that money. It is all local and it is all education and resources to empower knowledge and support suicide awareness and prevention.” The Journey to Hope Walk for Suicide Awareness and Prevention is just one of the events that Journey to Hope has planned for September, as Sept. 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day. More details about what the group has coming up can be found on their Facebook page.


By Ron Walter For Moose Jaw Express

Council accidentally made right decision on Y/Nat buildings’ potential sale The accidental city council decision to hold off putting the vacant Y building and Natatorium up for sale at this time was one of the best decisions council has made in some time. The decision was accidental in that one councillor, Chis Warren, was absent. He might have voted for the management suggestion to request proposals for the building sale. The 3-3 tie vote defeated the motion to request proposals for sale of the Y building and the Natatorium. Coun. Heather Eby made sense when she suggested the proposed sale be held off until the outdoor pool issue is resolved. The city is working on the province for funds to re-build the outdoor pool and build a separate change room and mechanical room. Currently the pool change room and

mechanical area are located in the old Natatorium building. Anyone wanting to make a proposal on the two buildings would have been required to maintain the existing Nat change room and mechanical room. Such a requirement adds to the complexity of any proposal, something obvious that city administration didn’t pick up on. The Nat has been vacant for about 20 years. Another few years until the matter of a new pool is settled will make little difference to the big picture. Finding a new owner for the Y building and Nat will be near impossible, in any case, with or without the need to maintain outdoor pool user access. There is a surplus of commercial buildings for sale in Moose Jaw. Why would any developer want to risk time and

money on these old needy buildings located in a park? A previous request for proposals on the Nat building resulted in not one feasible bite. Now would be no different. The park location of these two structures creates even more issues with potential re-development. Just about any new use will raise concerns from taxpayers/ voters wanting to protect the jewel of Crescent Park from unwanted tenants/ owners. Many people may have forgotten the 1970s public debate and struggle to build the Y next to the Nat. The plan was to take advantage of the then-open indoor swimming pool. That debate ended in a heatedly fought referendum over development in the park. Advocates of the Y in the park won by a slim margin.

Controversy dogged the plan then and will continue in future. No one dreamed back then that 45 years later the city would have the liability of the Y building dumped in its lap. Cost of re-development poses another problem to re-developing these buildings. According to city estimates, bringing the Y building to code standards would take $3 million over a five-year period. And Eby noted an old study on the Nat that estimated $6 million funding needed to upgrade the Nat to a usable building. The city may as well wait until the muddy waters surrounding re-building the outdoor pool are settled before trying to find a private owner for these buildings. 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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Dutch elm disease killed 31 trees this year There were 31 cases of Dutch elm disease reported throughout the community this year, with the parks department finding the worst cases on South Hill. All infected trees have been removed and destroyed, although since some trees were growing so close together, multiple trees had to be removed due to the spread of the disease through the root grafts, according to a City of Moose Jaw news release. The 31 cases this year is nearly double that of last year, when 18 cases were reported, explained parks gardener Sarah Regent. However, since there are about 18,000 elm trees in the community — excluding those in Wakamow Valley and the Wild Animal Park — the numbers affected this year represent less than one per cent of the entire elm tree population. “We are actively scouting and testing for (Dutch elm disease) and ask residents to

Moose Jaw Express Staff call us if signs of (Dutch elm disease) are spotted,” she added. Symptoms of the disease include leaves on the affected branches wilting, curling up, turning yellow or brown, and drying out; this is called flagging. These symptoms are usually accompanied by brown to black staining in the sapwood, also known as streaking. Most of the elm trees in Moose Jaw are ei- Dutch elm disease killed 31 elm trees ther the American or Siberian species, Re- in Moose Jaw this year. City of Moose gent said. Most of these species were plant- Jaw crews found some of the worst ed as seedlings 60 to 80 years ago, so they cases on South Hill. File photo each have different genetics. This means the disease could kill a tree in three weeks September, but stop once the leaves begin or in three years. to change colour as the season changes. The parks and recreation department nor- The pruning ban normally runs from April mally starts monitoring for Dutch elm dis- 1 to Aug. 31 of each year. ease in June, but Regent pointed out staff Elm bark beetles, which play a critical role could start earlier if the weather is good. in the transmission of Dutch elm disease, Staff continue to watch for the disease until are attracted to pruning wounds during the

More fodder for the fluoride debate by Dr. Steven Heidinger, Moose Jaw Chiropractor With certain topics relating to health, I like a bit of controversy. While it may produce some dramatic and emotionally charged discussion as individuals and interest groups take sides, it often leads to constructive debate. Sometimes debate leads to educating the opposition or even policy change, while other debates just end in each side “agreeing to disagree”. I’ve shied away from some topics in my articles due to them being contentious issues, however this one I wanted to bring to light because of a recently published study. The topic involves fluoridation of our water supply. Now there are numerous studies published on both sides of the debate on whether or not our water should be fluoridated. There are strengths and weaknesses in most studies, and individ-

uals and interest groups must sift through research or rely on governing bodies or traditional “experts” to voice their opinions and recommendations. According to Health Canada, the benefits to dental health of fluoridation are well known and trusted. For over half a century fluoridation has been used in Canada and the results in reducing dental caries have been significant. Health Canada has followed the recommendations from organizations such as the Canadian Dental Association, the Canadian Medical Association, the Public Health Agency of Canada and the World Health Organization in their promotion of the use of fluoride in community drinking water. I’ve been on the fence for years on whether or not fluoridation has risks and whether the risks outweigh its benefits. It is one of those topics that is easy to find research arguing both sides. The recent article that raised my eyebrow and had me questioning the safety of fluoridation was published in the Journal of American Medical Association Pediatrics (August 19, 2019). Now this is a respected and peer-reviewed journal, so anything they publish would expect to be of quality methodology and favourable strengths and weaknesses. The published article was entitled, “Association Between Maternal Fluoride Exposure During Pregnancy and IQ


ban period, according to the news release. The beetles are the main carrier of the fungus responsible for the disease and travel from infected trees — where they deposit their eggs — to healthy trees to feed. By flying from tree to tree, these beetles deliver spores of the fungus in an effective manner. As we are now into September and the pruning ban is over for the season, all elm wood must be disposed of at the city landfill. An elm wood disposal permit can be obtained, free of charge, from the parks and recreation department. The permit allows residents to dispose of any elm wood they may have at the landfill free of charge. Residents are encouraged to prune any deadwood in the winter, while they should not move firewood into the municipality from outside the community.

Scores in Offspring in Canada”. The researchers concluded that, “higher levels of fluoride exposure during pregnancy were associated with lower IQ scores in children measured at age 3 to 4 years”. While the authors did not recommend an all-out ban on fluoridation of our drinking water, they did go on to address the possibility of women reducing their exposure to fluoride during pregnancy. As of 2007, approximately 45 percent of Canadians live in communities that have fluoridated water. In Saskatchewan, that number is nearly 37%. For over half a century fluoridation has been an option for municipalities. I am intrigued with how cities differ in their stance. Why does Moose Jaw fluoridate, and Regina does not? Referendums, plebiscites or council votes have decided a very important and obviously controversial topic. We all must recognize that new research does get published on certain health topics with findings that may contradict traditional views. It is important to give credence to new found evidence, even if it goes against your own core beliefs and values. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.

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REFLECTIVE MOMENTS Are those grumpy people in the photos related to us? The man in the black and white photograph from many years ago looked familiar. So did the woman in another photo from around the same era. Because the photos were in one of the family’s many photo albums, the assumption was made that if this man and Joyce Walter For Moose Jaw Express woman weren’t family members, they must at least be close friends to have a place in the family photo collection. There was no writing on the back side of the photos and no indication of the identity of the pair. Sadly, because the generation is gone that might have been able to put names to faces, the photos were discarded into the great old photo landfill where they will rest with other photos belonging to other families. If the parents, or even some aunts and uncles were still alive, they would have explained where the photos were taken, when, by whom, and more importantly, how the subjects were connected to each other or at least to our

family. But alas, I have been staring at many strange faces in our quest to rid our household of extraneous materials that haven’t been touched or enjoyed for at least a decade. With the idea that someday I might begin an organized collection of the hundreds of photos in our possession, years ago I stocked up on several photos albums in which to categorize and display the life and times of all who came within range of the camera lens. Some of those albums have been filled and others are blank pages, just waiting for the photographic diary of the life and times to be completed. But first I was compelled to spend time going through the albums and remembering and laughing and then wondering: “Who the heck is that guy?” and “who is the baby?” Then it hit me: “We are as guilty of the same crime as others who came before us: we are guilty of the sin of omission, the omission of recording important details like marking on the photo backs some indication of the who, what, why and where. Certainly, photos may speak a thousand words, but the only words that come to mind in such circumstances are: “I don’t have a clue who that is.”

I know my frustration levels rise when the stern-looking men and women remain nameless. So, I can imagine how the younger folks in our family will react when they are forced to go through our treasures and come across a shelf filled with photo albums. Their conversation might go something like this: First person: “Wow, look at this. Who is that standing on the running board of that Hummer?” Second person: “She sure looks familiar. Maybe she’s that lady who helped organize rodeos because here she is on a horse. And here she is standing beside a camel. Maybe she was part of the old-time circus that had animal acts.” First person: “And there’s a man with her in this photo. He has sideburns so he must be really, really old. Then here he is with a crow sitting on his knee. They must be your relatives.” At least we were smiling. Joyce Walter can be reached at The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.

MJMAG touring JoeLarissa Fafard’s studio for Peggy Kurz For those who have visited the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery in the last few years, you must remember being greeted by the towering sculpture of a dapple grey filly with soft eyes. That 7-foot sculpture is affectionately known as Peggy, and she is one of seven casts done by the late Joe Fafard at his studio in Pense, SK. Peggy has called the MJMAG home since 2016, and the art gallery is currently hoping to make her a piece in their permanent collection with the support of the public. The MJMAG feels that having Peggy as a permanent installation outside the doors of the gallery in Crescent Park is a fitting addition to not only the beauty of the city of Moose Jaw, but to the continued engagement with the work of an icon in the Saskatchewan art scene. The MJMAG is welcoming any donations towards the purchase of Peggy and has organized a guided tour of Fafard’s foundry in Pense on Sept. 21, as a fundraiser for

Peggy is a 7-foot tall, 700 lb. bronze sculpture by the late Joe Fafard, and is one of seven produced in his Pense studio. Peggy’s acquisition. The tour will begin in Regina, with buses leaving from the site of Art Now at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to Fafard’s studio in Pense. Guests will then be taken through the steps of the bronze

sculptural process, witnessing exactly what goes into the creation of one of Fafard’s incredible pieces. MJMAG’s director Jennifer McRorie is looking forward to the studio tour, as it gives some insight into how Peggy was made and also how Fafard created his iconic bronze sculptures. “It’s really fascinating, and it’s so amazing to see the space that Joe Fafard built back in the early 80s,” said McRorie. “Apparently, they are working on a Peggy right now, so I’m hoping they are still working on her when we go through so they can see a Peggy in process.” The tour is expected to take approximately an hour and a half, and the bus will return the group back to Regina afterwards. Tickets are $100 per person and are still available until Sept. 16 through the MJMAG or at Regina’s Slade Art Gallery. Inquiries about the tour can be directed to the MJMAG at 1 (306) 692-4471.

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A 20-page brochure published in 1958 declared “Gas is the key to the house of tomorrow.â€? It extolled the newest developments for homes — all operated by gas including a range, refrigerator, clothes dryer, incinerator, water heater and heating and cooling units. But the most used would be the kitchen tool of a gas cooking range. The booklet contains a variety of recipes that could be cooked with a gas range but are also suitable for electric stoves. This week’s recipes offer ideas from this gas booklet. •••

Glazed Ham Loaf

1 lb. lean smoked ham, ground 1 lb. lean fresh pork, ground 3/4 cup fresh rolled cracker crumbs 3 tbsps. chopped onion 3 well-beaten eggs 1/2 tsp. salt 1 tbsp. chopped parsley Glaze:

1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup cider vinegar 3/4 tbsp. dry mustard

Work all together until well blended. Shape into a loaf in a 9x5x3 inch bread pan. Bake in a moderate oven, 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. While loaf is baking make the glaze. Mix glaze ingredients and boil for one minute. Remove ham loaf from oven and baste with the glaze. Place the loaf on a tray to catch any drippings and bake one hour longer. If there is any glaze left, baste again after the loaf has baked 30 minutes. •••

Vintage Chicken

2 frying chickens, cut up flour, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic salt 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup sherry 1-10 oz. can mushroom soup

and garlic salt then roll in flour. Melt butter in a shallow baking dish. Lay the chicken pieces flesh side down in the dish and place on the bottom rack in an oven heated to 350 degrees F. Bake 45 minutes then turn the pieces so the browned sides are up. Mix 2-3 tablespoons of the sherry with the cream of mushroom soup and spoon over the chicken. Bake 30 minutes longer. To finish the chicken, sprinkle the remaining sherry over it and bake 15 minutes longer. Serve with hot rice to which diced pieces of green pepper, celery and onion have been added. Vegetables should be cooked until soft in melted butter then added to the rice. Makes 6 servings. •••

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Season chicken pieces with salt, pepper, paprika

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Government investing $11M in park upgrades, including Buffalo Pound Larissa Kurz

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vincial Park, major road improvements at Echo Valley, and the construction of full-service campsites at Rowan’s Ravine. Buffalo Pound will see the completion of its $2.1 million pool project, which has begun construction already. The new 4,000 square foot pool will replace the 46-year-old facilities that were closed for the 2019 camping season. The construction of a new, two-lane boat launch and improvements to the parking area at Buffalo Pound

will also be completed using the funds, in time for the 2020 season. Construction of the new boat launch began last year, to ease congestion for boaters. The government invested $11 million in provincial park upgrades in 2018, and report that in 2018, provincial parks welcomed nearly 4 million visits. In the press release, the Ministry of Parks, Culture, and Sport indicated that provincial parks continue to be a priority for the provincial government.

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City Council I have watched Council meetings regularly and have been paying particular attention, with guarded expectations, since the new Council was elected in October 2016. My observations have led me to become slowly disenchanted with the new Councils actions and their approach to “leading” and managing the City! Many times, I have attempted to communicate with Mayor Tolmie and councillors, but often e-mails and letters just disappeared into the “ether” of City Hall with no responses! It seems Tolmie is too busy for us lowly taxpayers and most Councillors don’t tackle voter issue(s) except Councillor Swanson. This perspective was made more poignant watching ongoing activities at Council meetings, so I feel it is important to highlight some issues that have caught my attention over the years. These have been addressed to Mayor Tolmie and Councillors with little to no useful empathetic replies! • The Recycling budget and the associated “extra” charges being used by administration is ridiculous! As implied by Councillor Swanson, there is currently NO justification given or approved for taxpayers to be charged fees over and above the Recycling Contract cost! In addition, the Provincial Recycling grant should be used for its intended purpose of “reducing taxpayer” recycling costs! As far as I can tell the use of the Grant for other purposes was never approved by Council and should be stopped! • It’s nice to see CTC (Canadian Tire Corporation) making investments into the Moose Jaw economy with the purchase of new property! However, I never heard of anyone purchasing land and having a “Veto” over the types of businesses that can be build on the adjacent land! To me this is ridiculous and there is no Logical justification for this exception! If CTC wanted exception on the other adjacent land, they should have purchased that property!! • During the City Budget briefing City Finance implied – by graph - that some of our current fiscal problems/shortfalls have come as a consequence of a few “past year” when we

had low Property Tax increases thus leading to current revenue shortfalls. I find this to be very misleading and persistently annoying since they raise this point every year! To show an “honest” clear picture of the City revenue situation he should show a graph of City Spending versus revenues, and not just property taxes! This would clearly demonstrate that over the last numerous budgets City total revenues have grown SIGNIFICANTLY and far outpaced inflation! Moose Jaw City Hall doesn’t have and never has had a revenue problem they have a SPENDING problem!! • I’ve said this before, but I’ll keep saying it; there are far too many “IN CAMERA MEETINGS” on issues that involve the use of Taxpayer money!! If there are sensitive items in the subject than “sanitise” the document and discussion so the public, at least, knows what is taking place with THEIR MONEY! Currently. It appears to me, that Councils justification to go in-camera is simply to avoid Taxpayer backlash or blindly following the lawyers advise rather than recognizing that as leaders it’s their decision alone! • The Municipal Airport finally managed to get city money for expansion? This is justified by some Blue Sky; build it and they will come perspective supported by some “might and maybes” from a few local “big wigs” and businesses that want Taxpayers to pay for their activities! With 35 years of RCAF aviation background and certified on many different types of aircraft I feel confident in saying that this was primarily an action by the local rich “hobby fliers” to get a better facility for their personal FUN! With the high quality, excellent services of the “Regina International Aerodrome” 40 minutes away and 15 Wing Aerodrome 10 minutes south, there are NO justifiable reasons for using Taxpayers money to upgrade the Moose Jaw Airport! If businesses and hobby fliers want a better Moose Jaw Airport than they should SPEND THEIR own money on the facility! AIRPORT upgrades – lighting, runways, taxiways, AMSE, approach aids, staff, etc. - to accommodate larger aircraft in all weather is an expensive proposition and Moose Jaw has many other, more important, and higher priority City uses for scarce taxpayer dollars!!

I have concerns about Highway #1 and 9th Ave NW. I phoned city engineering in Feb about replacing the rumble strips on 9th Ave. NW and then phoned in Aug. A nice young man said they would be replaced in the winter. I guess this was not a winter project last winter. Some ‘track star’ allowed a card lock on the service road at 9th, which means you have to cross the highway and service road to get to the card lock. This service is used primarily by 18- wheelers and causes huge congestion, with large vehicles entering and exiting the service road sometimes at the same time. Traffic at this location has increased 10-fold because of

• The Mayor says he wants to focus on Economic Development as a Legacy during his term! To me, Economic Development should not be a “focus”, it should be the product of wise governance and fiscal prudence providing Taxpayers with high quality, cost efficient services! Sacrificing those principles to focus on “Economic Development” alone does nothing to promote the long-term health of the City! Like many Taxpayers I had great expectation for this new Council; hoping for better fiscal management, a focus on high-quality cost-efficient taxpayer services and a more transparent operating policy! However, so far it seems taxpayers are just getting “more of the same” with less transparency, and a lack of strong leadership from Council allowing the Unelected City administration to direct the show. • The NEW Spring Creek Walking path bridge structure/ascetics and cost was changed significantly from what was originally approved; however, it never went back to Council! I addressed my concerns about the lack of APPROVAL for the change to the Mayor and initially he stated that he’d look into it and get back to me! However, even with additional e-mails I didn’t receive any follow-up reply from the Mayor! I did get a reply from his assistant stating that I should discuss the issue with the City Engineer. Consequently, I wrote a formal letter to the Mayor. In the letter I stated that this would be the fourth time that I had communicated with him regarding the subject and I had yet to receive an answer to my question! Plus, given the context of the question I did not accept that I should discuss it with the Engineer. To me this was neither an appropriate or legitimate administrative course of action! The question was: “I would appreciate an explanation as to how this project could “go ahead” at almost “twice” the original cost without a final approval from City Council”? In my mind the Mayor and council are ELECTED as City Leaders; to be responsible and accountable to the voters and taxpayers for approval of all City expenditures! City Administration answers the Mayor and City Council. They are the “gate keepers” who should ensure that all construction, operational and administrative expenditures conducted

by City Administration follow established approval procedures/processes; and that is what this question is about! Approval is clearly in Councils domain not with Engineering! Yet, the Mayor attempted to abrogate that responsibility! From my professional experience, referring this to administration (Engineering) was simply an evasive tactic to avoid answering the question! Given the delays and void of information one can only assume that the Bridge construction did not follow proper approval procedure! The Mayor often talks of a “positive legacy”; however, for that to happen he and most of Council should stop pandering to “City administration” and start demonstrating stronger leadership, less evasiveness, and more transparency! He has never answered my letter! Some Councillors have replied on occasion, but they tend to simply spout the bureaucratic perspective that they’re fed by administration. To Councillor Warren’s credit he has replied often, but from my experience his perspective is no different than most other elected officials who tend to demonstrate shallow experience, poor logic/insight, and an unwillingness to accept citizens inputs on issues. As with the Mayor and most Councillors, changing their views seems to be a hopeless task; it’s as if once elected, they think they’ve become wiser, more experienced, and more fiscally responsible than the people paying the bills taxpayers. The exception to this perspective is Councillor Swanson! I’ve found none of these traits hold true with this caring, and dedicated Councillor! He is personable, always professional, well prepared for meetings, very knowledgeable and logical, cautious and pragmatic about financial issues, helps out in the community and, most importantly, listens to taxpayers and empathises with their perspectives and needs! Unfortunately for the most part, Council is a very discouraging group of elected officials that show little respect for taxpayers and ignoring the experience, knowledge, insight, and realistic views offered by Councillor Swanson while basically letting administration surreptitiously guide Council’s direction on City Management and spending! Michael Dolan, HBsc.

all the business: a Ford Service Centre, A and W Restaurant, Card lock, two service stations - one catering to 18-wheelers, an 18- wheeler car wash, 2 restaurants and various other establishments. This all adds up to the inevitable chance of a mishap. The foot dragging of the SaskParty and City Council is UNACCEPTABLE. Concrete action should be taken before the next tragedy…not after. There has been a great deal of sadness because of tragedies at this intersection over the years; lets not wait for another one! Grant Pohl

Our classrooms are in crisis, and the Sask. Party is out of ideas Last week, in front of a crowd of thousands of teachers, the NDP Opposition released the results of our Brighter Future Education Survey. More than 1,400 teachers, EAs, administrators, parents, and students had replied to our survey over the preceding weeks. They told us that our classrooms are in crisis. That’s why I was surprised to read MLA Warren Michelson’s recent claim that education is a top priority for the Sask. Party government. The stories people involved in our schools have shared are heart-breaking. Teachers told us that over the past three years learning conditions have gotten worse, and staff morale has taken a nose-dive. In many schools, classes are bigger than ever, and there are increasing numbers of students who require additional support, but there are few resources to help them. The evidence bears this out. Over the past five years, we have had an influx of 10,456 additional students into our classrooms, with per-student funding falling each of the past three years. And the consequences are dire. Educational Assistants are be-

ing run ragged, teachers perpetually feel like they are failing, and parents’ calls for more resources and a cap on class sizes are falling on deaf ears. Here’s how one teacher put it: “With so many cuts, it becomes harder and harder to do the job. This leads to feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, and feeling inadequate as a teacher. You put your heart into a job and can’t help students the way you’d like to.” Two out of five teachers told us that they have seriously considered leaving the profession. Forty-one percent said they rarely or never have enough support to meet the needs of their students. Seventy-eight percent of Educational Assistants told us that they witness or experience violence on the job at least once a week. And the Sask. Party’s response? Massive per-student funding cuts to the education budget over the past three years. On the ground, that means we have 5 percent fewer counselling positions, nine percent fewer psychologists, 8 percent fewer speech language pathologists, 18 percent fewer occupational therapists, and eight percent fewer English as an Additional Language teachers. Scott Moe has broken his promise to add

an additional 400 Education Assistants to our schools — today there are only 46 more than there were three years ago. The Sask. Party has claimed that they care about education, but they have continuously failed Saskatchewan’s students, parents and teachers. Teachers, students, parents, EAs and administrators like those who filled out our survey know what we need to do to fix this crisis. We need to properly fund education, value the teaching profession, and give school boards the flexibility to address local needs. We need to invest in rural and First Nations schools and ensure that kids are getting the support they need to be successful in the classroom. There’s no reason our province shouldn’t have a world-class education system, but that would require taking responsibility for the crisis in our classrooms, imagining a system dedicated to building people up, and working together to build a Saskatchewan that puts people first.

- Carla Beck

Carla Beck is the NDP Education Critic and the MLA for Regina Lakeview. You can view the results of the NDP education survey at survey_results

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Local team hits new heights at Easter Seals fundraiser Larissa Kurz

It’s no small feat to scale down the side of a building, but a group of local superheroes made it look easy when they rappelled over 250 feet down the Hill Tower Center in Regina in support of Easter Seals in Saskatchewan. The Breakfast Club — comprised of Roxanne Shandera, Pamela Clothier, Abbas Ahmed, Mark Fenton, and Corey Csada — recently took to the ropes at the Drop Zone, an annual fundraiser for Easter Seals Canada that challenges people to embrace their inner superhero. For part of the team, it wasn’t their first time hanging off a high-rise in a harness next to a friend. For the rest, it absolutely was and everything they heard about the exhilaration was true. “I felt, very much, the excitement in the air and it was a good experience, and I can say my family also enjoyed the event,” said Ahmed. “I went down very slowly, enjoying that view of Regina’s downtown.” The team raised almost $10,500 for Easter Seals programming in Saskatchewan, making them the top fundraising team of the event this year. The group chose to spend their summer fundraising with bake sales, donation lunches, and even a ticket raffle to raise as much as they possibly could, alongside personally collecting from friends and family. The 15 Wing housing office helped sell the team’s baked goods and a number of people even stepped in to help keep the supply stocked. The two 50-50 draws they held resulted in most of the total winnings being donated back to the Breakfast Club in a generous display. The team actually collected the

Roxanne had done the Drop Zone once before, and plans to continue supporting the event in the future. (supplied) last $2,000 of their total in the final week before the day of the rappel. “We had no corporate sponsorship at all, which kind of made our ‘top team’ feel that much better. We worked all through the summer on this,” said Fenton. Drop Zone Regina saw 25 superheroes participate this year, to raise around $60,000 in total. All of that money will be put towards Easter Seals programming right here in the province. The Breakfast Club’s efforts are the equivalent of at least six individuals getting to go to a camp program for the summer, which the group considered a heartwarming thought. “That’s six smiling faces,” said Shandera. “And six families that are able to give

their kids some normalcy, and a break, knowing they’re going to have the care. . . which I think is huge.” The impact that this fundraiser makes for Easter Seals is the reason they encourage participants to dress up as their superhero of choice — because what they’re doing makes them a certain kind of superhero. For Shandera, she emphasized how committing to such a challenge and trusting a crew enough to hang off a building mirrors the challenges that people with disabilities face every day. “I keep thinking about going over the edge, when you have to lean back and you have to feel supported, can you imagine. . . not being able to walk or move yourself, and you are trusting people to do that for you,” said Shandera. “So, I think it’s a re-

ally cool event for that, if you can wrap your head around that, if you can even wrap your head around that portion, it makes you go, ‘oh.’” The cause is the main reason this group decided to get involved, and it is also why they plan on continuing on being involved in the Drop Zone in the future. For Ahmed, he plans on scaling that highrise again. For Shandera and Fenton, they’d like to see more exposure for what they feel is a great event that deserves more popularity. “Everyone should know about it,” said Shandera. “I think people shy away from it more so because they think raising $1,500 is hard, and it’s actually not,” said Fenton. “If you sign up soon enough, it really isn’t.” The Drop Zone will return again next year, and the Breakfast Club encourages more Moose Javians to think about becoming a superhero for Easter Seals. “We had a lot of fun, doing the fundraising,” said Fenton. “And the rappel was fun. But overall, the satisfaction of supporting the cause [was a highlight].”

Abbas Ahmed agreed that the initial task of leaning backwards over the edge of the building was the most nerve-wracking. (supplied)



The Breakfast Club post-rappel, L-R: Roxanne Shandera, Pamela Clothier, Cory Csada, Abbas Ahmed, and Mark Fenton behind. (supplied)

Major University seeks participants for national hearing study.

Mark Fenton did his first descent in 2012, and chose this year to hover above downtown Regina dressed at Batman’s greatest nemesis, the Joker. (supplied)

Connect Hearing and Professor Mark Fenske at the University of Guelph are seeking participants who are over 50 years of age, have never worn hearing aids and have not had a hearing test in the last 24 months, for a hearing study that investigates factors that can influence better hearing. Study Parameters The researchers will examine listening in a range of situations, from one-on-one, to group conversations, watching TV and wider social contexts like supermarkets and other noisy environments, and how it effects connection and socialization.

Why Participate? It is estimated that 46% of people aged 45 to 87 have some degree of hearing loss, but most do not seek a solution right away. In this study you’ll be playing an important part in determining the key factors around identifying hearing loss and what influences the decision to seek treatment.

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

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New location for D. & D. Quality Care Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

While most residents were enjoying the last long weekend of the summer, businesswoman Cher Duckworth-Hajósi was preparing to hold a grand-reopening of her store in a new location. Duckworth-Hajósi and her employees at D. & D. Quality Care spent nearly every waking hour packing up and moving to their new location at 428 Main Street North, toso as to be ready for customers on Sept. 3. Free cookies, coffee and tea were offered during the grand re-opening, but many special offers will continue until the end of September. “It has been a long…weekend,” chuckled Duckworth-Hajósi, noting they went from 460 square feet to 4,000 square feet. “I don’t know how my store fit in that (other) store. It baffles us,” she added. “So it was time to move.”

“I’m really excited. I’m really looking forward to what the future brings,” -Cher Duckworth-Hajósi Duckworth-Hajósi loves the new brighter location. She pointed out it’s now possible to move more than four feet in any direction. It also allows the business to display most of its products. Duckworth-Hajósi has been looking for a bigger suitable location for the last eight years until finally she came across the location on Main Street, which she thought “felt real and felt right.” The store is located right next door to Quil-

“…and excellent customer service,” she said with a smile. The business also offers pediatric equipment, such as children’s crutches, casting boots, insoles, and wrist and knee braces. Duckworth-Hajósi noted no other store in Moose Jaw offers this type of pediatric equipment that is difficult to acquire in Canada and costs more when acquired online. Cher Duckworth- Hajósi and Daughter Cassie run the business; therefore the name D. & D. Quality Care.

Tricia Hunt, Cassie Duckworth and Cher Duckworth-Hajósi celebrate the grand re-opening of their business, D. & D. Quality Care on Sept. 3. Owner Duckworth-Hajósi moved the business to 428 Main Street from 11 Hochelaga Street. Photo by Jason G. Antonio ter’s Haven and allows Duckworth-Hajósi to offer a larger variety of products with better prices and the opportunity to display more. With 60 different vendors displayed through their merchandise, the staff at D. & D. Quality Care can track down almost everything to meet customers’ needs. “I’m really excited. I’m really looking forward to what the future brings,” she continued. One new product line Duckworth-Hajósi would like to carry focuses on sensory issues, particularly for people with autism spectrum disorder. She pointed out this

disorder is being diagnosed more often, while it’s nearly impossible to acquire sensory products anywhere in Canada except for online. Duckworth-Hajósi started the business in 2003 with a desire to support people and continues to help others and give back to the community. What separates D. & D. Quality Care from other businesses in Moose Jaw that also carry scooters, lift chairs and walkers, is the store’s supply of daily living aids, such as mastectomy products, compression garments, or sport and support braces.

D. & D. Quality Care recently moved to 428 Main Street since it is a much bigger location. The business is now beside Quliters’ Haven. Photo by Jason G. Antonio

Students encouraged to participate in career safety program for prize money Moose Jaw Express Staff

Schools and teachers are encouraged to enter their students into a contest around workplace safety that could see the winner or winners win a grand prize of $3,000. The Saskatchewan Safety Council is again sponsoring Career Safety Education, a free safety training program applicable to all youth ages 14 to 21 in Saskatchewan. The contest will feature two winners. The grand prize is $3,000, while a secondary prize features $1,500, awarded to the winning groups or schools on Oct. 21. To enter the contest, schools or teachers can register in it and have a class, or classes, each with a minimum of 10 students, complete Career Safety Education by Friday, Oct. 18. Career Safety Education is the result of a strategic alliance of organizations that the Saskatchewan Safety Council brought together in an effort to provide every Saskatchewan youth between 14 and 21 years of age with free industry-focused safety education, according to a news release. This contest includes training in worker rights and responsibilities through the Young Worker Readiness Course (WorkSafe), recognizing stress, improving Mental Health: through Wellness Training (SASW In Health), training in basic chemical safety through WHMIS 2015 (Saskatchewan Safety Council), and one standardized industry-focused safety orientation on: • Agriculture: Online Agriculture Training System – Saskatchewan Safety Council • Heavy Construction, Earthmoving and, Roadbuilding: Roadbuilders Safety Training System – Heavy Construction Safety Association of Saskatchewan • Construction and Trades: Saskatchewan Construction Orientation Training – Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association • Health Care: Workplace Assessment and Violence Education – Saskatchewan Association of Safe Workplaces in Health “Educators pour all their time and energy into their classrooms each year. We are appreciative of all the hard work that goes into sculpting young brains into safe young adults,” said Amanda LePine, community relations co-ordinator with the Saskatchewan Safety Council. “Educators are safety champions. Their students will learn how to recognize hazards, see the importance of safety, develop risk analysis skills that will be of benefit their whole lives.” The programs represent about six to eight hours of training for which there are many curriculum connections, the news release said. After completion of each of the programs listed, a certificate is given to the student that may be printed and used to enhance their resumés. “Safety training certification enriches the resumés of young people and separates their job applications from the rest of those in the pile on the desk from (those) who have not participated in such programs,” said LePine. “It may mean the difference between landing a job you want or taking the only job you can get.” More courses are currently being developed for Career Safety Education, which will result in safety training opportunities applicable to a broader variety of industries that youth may encounter. To learn more about Career Safety Education, visit


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Pioneer rancher’s cabin preserved along Diefenbaker Lake on Hitchcock Bay By Ron Walter - For Moose Jaw Express

Years ago, the folks at the Riverhurst Museum suggested a visit to the Hitchcock Cabin on the west side of Diefenbaker Lake. The museum has some of the pioneer rancher’s gun collection. Jack Hitchcock was one of those early West characters, a rancher, conservationist and recycling fanatic. Crossing the South Saskatchewan River in 1903, the Quebec-born settler found springs in a coulee leading to the river where he built his cabin in 1904. The cabin is available for viewing thanks to the Janke family, who own the former 4-H Camp Rayner property. A 10-minute walk through a treed trail leads to a clearing where the cabin and smoke house sit. An Anglican church from nearby Sunkist sits on the other side. The plan once was to develop a heritage village but that was scotched when 4-H had to sell the camp. Barb and Reine Janke of Rosetown bought


Interior Pioneer cabin the property 20 years ago, converting it into Hitchcock Hideaway — a seasonal camping spot with cabins, fishing, hiking and golf. They maintain the log cabin and church and have a Hitchcock photo display in the former 4-H lodge. The church also holds Hitchcock-related artifacts. Before coming to Saskatchewan in 1894


Hitchcock apprenticed as a steam engineer in Massachusetts, earning six cents an hour. Earning his masters in the trade at age 19 he came west, worked for the famous Matador Ranch, then moved back to his native Quebec to get married. His wife’s family didn’t want her to go West, so he came back leaving his pregnant wife behind. When she did come, she wanted nothing to do with the cabin and wilderness, returning East. Hitchcock decided to stay for the winter — apparently a 60-year long winter. A great sharpshooter, regularly out-shooting the well-trained Mounties, he boasted at age 93 that he was still the best shot around. He built everything he needed – beds, chairs, stools, carved chess sets, and made bow and arrows for hunting.

His handiwork, somewhat the worse for age, is in the cabin. A key-hole shaped entrance at the bottom of the door was for cats. Wonder if any raccoons or skunks ever used it? Like many settlers Hitchcock had a fetish about re-using things – tin cans, fruit pits, wrappers. The old timer claimed to be the first white settler on the west side of the river. His storytelling off the old days was legendary. He had a daughter from the short-lived marriage. The pioneer died in 1964, living in a Saskatoon seniors’ home and never saw the lake created next to his cabin. Hitchcock Bay and the Resort Village of Hitchcock Bay, now with 168 “cottages” are named for the pioneer. Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@

Legion preparing for start-up of fall leagues and suppers Larissa Kurz

The Royal Canadian Legion is looking forward to seeing the community at their many activities coming up this fall, all of which are open to both members and non-members of the Legion. September gets going with the annual Veterans’ Luncheon on Sept. 18, which invites all military and RCMP veterans from the area to gather for a free luncheon put on through the Poppy Fund. Friday suppers at the Legion will also return on Sept. 6, with supper served at 5:30 p.m. each week. Tickets are $15 and each week features a different delicious supper, from roast turkey to cabbage rolls. Also, Sept. 6 is the beginning of the drop-in shuffleboard league, which welcomes players of any experience level and runs every Friday night at 7 p.m. There’s an entrance fee of $2 each week, but the league is entirely non-committal — show up when you feel like it. The Legion will also be hosting a Cribbage Tournament near the end of September, which will convene once a month on Sept. 25, Oct. 30, and Nov. 27 at 1:30 p.m. There’s an entry fee of $5 per person, with a chance at some cash prizes for the best cribbage player at the table.

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The dart league will kick off on Oct. 3, meeting each Thursday at 7 p.m., with a $25 fee for the season. Curling will also kick off the first week of October, on Oct. 6, and run every Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Ford Curling Centre at Mosaic Stadium. The fees collected at each of the leagues are not in vain — organizers use them to offer prizes to league winners and to plan a wind-up event at the end of the season. All of these events are welcome to both Legion members and non-members, although Norma Richardson, public relations for the Moose Jaw branch, encourages people to consider a Legion membership. With four types of member categories ranging from veteran to non-affiliated, everyone is welcome to become a member of their local Legion branch. Yearly membership

fees equate to $50 annually, all of which are used to support local veterans in the community. Membership has been on the decline in the past few years, and so Richardson hopes to see some new faces attending the Legion’s events. “It’s hard to get new members in. . . We’re struggling a bit to keep the doors open,” said Richardson. “We’re trying not to cater to just the older people, we’re trying to think of activities to bring in the younger generation but we know it’s hard because people have families and they’re working.” The Moose Jaw Legion will also be hosting the 50th Biennial Provincial Convention on Oct. 18-21, with Legion members coming from all over the province to discuss Legion business and mingle in the city. Around 200 people are expected to attend. The last event currently scheduled on the Legion’s calendar is the Christmas Trade Fair on Nov. 30, featuring a Legion table full of baked goods and a number of other vendors. Registration for any of the upcoming leagues and tickets for upcoming events can be done by at the Moose Jaw Legion on 268 High St. W.

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Crop production shifts fromBycanola, durum to barley, oats on fewer acres Ron Walter - For Agri-Mart Express Reacting to trade war threats and prices, Canadian crop production has shifted away from some popular crops. Farmers will harvest the lowest amount in five years of canola, soybeans and grain corn, according to the Statistics Canada fall crop production estimates. Canola production, falling for the second year, will drop 9.3 per cent to 18.54 million tonnes. Farmers cut acres seeded of the yellow flowered oilseed by nine per cent Saskatchewan’s share of the canola crop falls 12.4 per cent to 9.6 million tonnes on reduced acres and yields. Alberta production will fall 9.4 per cent to 5.3 million tonnes while Manitoba farmers increased production 3.1 per cent. Canola yields are estimated at 37.1 bushels per acre in Saskatchewan, 40.1 bushels in Alberta and 45.8 bushels in Manitoba. Wheat production of 31.2 million tonnes derives from a 1.1 per cent cut in acreage and a 2.1 per cent cut in yields to 47.5

bushels an acre. Spring wheat production of 25.1 million tonnes is the highest in five years while durum production of 4.4 million tonnes is the lowest in five years. Average wheat yields are estimated at

40.9 bushels in Saskatchewan, 50.9 bushels in Alberta and 59.6 bushels in Manitoba. The 9.6 million tonnes of barley produced across the country increases 15.1 per cent, driven by almost 13 per cent

more acres. A 15 per cent increase in oats acres will see a 15 per cent increase in production with average yield of 88.6 bushels. Lentil production of 2.38 million tonnes, second lowest in five years, is down 13.9 per cent. Chickpeas, second lowest in five years at 251,000 tonnes, are down by almost 20 per cent. Soybeans and corn for grain are the lowest in five years, a reaction to Chinese trade restrictions and soybean prices. Soybeans fall 14.6 per cent to 6.2 million tonnes with grain corn production of 13.6 million tonnes down two per cent. Among oilseeds, flax at 558,000 tonnes increases 13.4 per cent while mustard at 156,000 tonnes falls 10 per cent. The 70,000 tonnes of canary seed, lowest crop in five years, falls 41 per cent. Sunflowers at just under 50,000 tonnes fall 13 per cent. Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@


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Red meat outlook dampened by export loss, higher feed costs By Ron Walter - For Agri-Mart Express

A mid-year update on the outlook for red meat producers came in less than optimistic. The update notes a good start for beef producers in the first half “will likely be negated in the second half of 2019, leading to a year of challenged profitability for both cow-calf operators and feedlots.” On the heels of strong first quarter livestock cash receipts – a four per cent increase for cattle – the report for Farm Credit Canada predicts declining meat exports, higher feed costs and seasonal price dips. A stable Canadian beef cow herd and increased marketing weights helped grow Canadian beef production in the first half of 2019. “This larger beef supply was met by strong domestic and global demand, including Japan where Canadian export sales doubled between January and June. Price swings have since reversed the cattle sector’s early upward trend.

“The United States Department of Agriculture forecasts the 2019 third quarter fed steer price at US$1.10 a pound, the fourth-quarter at US$1.14 a pound and the 2019 annual price at US$1.17 a pound.” Feed cost increases may not be as bad as previously thought.

Positive margins are expected for the Canadian hog sector which has seen price declines of nearly 18 per cent during the last year. Increased hog production in the United States has kept hog prices from their potential levels even with the African Swine Fever (ASF) epidemic in China. China has imported 41 per cent more pork this year and accounts for 27 per cent of global meat consumption. Conservative estimates place swine fever losses at 10 per cent of China’s 600 million hog population. Report author Martha Roberts points to issues on the radar that include Chinese-American trade talks and their meat implications, possible South American record crops that could dampen feed prices, swine fever spreading, and China’s suspension of beef and pork exports. Ron Walter can be reached at

Farmers hope for sun to catch up on harvest By Ron Walter - For Agri-Mart Express

Farmers across Saskatchewan hope for sunny days and no rain as they try to catch up with harvest operations. Although farmers almost doubled the acres harvested in one week by the end of the Labour Day weekend, the 11 per cent in the bin is only 40 per cent of the long-term average of 28 per cent. Rains delayed progress with up to an inch in the Big Beaver, Rockglen areas and half an inch at Limerick south of Moose Jaw. Eyebrow got one-third of an inch. Marquis had one-

fifth of an inch. Sixteen per cent of the crop is swathed or ready to straight cut. Swathed fields have seen bleaching and sprouting. Winds and hail have damaged some crops. Harvest completion rates range from 64 per cent for winter wheat to 75 per cent for fall rye. Lentils are 39 per cent done, peas, 47 per cent; barley, 12 per cent; canary seed, 14 per cent; spring wheat, four per cent, canola one per cent; oats eight per cent; and mustard, 14 per cent.

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Some area farmersJason behind in harvesting due to weather G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express Some area farmers are behind schedule in harvesting due to the late maturity of some crops and the inconsistent weather experienced during the growing season. Brandon Babich farms northeast of Moose Jaw and grows durum, canola, flax and lentils. He and his team began harvesting in early August and have already taken off lentils, while they have started on durum. However he pointed out, harvest has been “really slow and really behind” compared to previous years. Some crops on Babich’s farm grew slowly since they received little moisture in the spring, but once moisture did arrive, there was next to no heat to help them grow. “We are probably two to three weeks behind,” he said. Last year Babich and his team finished harvesting by Sept. 18. This year, however, they are only 20 per cent done and — while it’s better than nothing, he noted — they will likely work into October. It’s not often they go that late, he said, although they did finish harvest in November in 2016. Since they are so behind, the days are long. “If we have consecutive days, we all get

tired,” he added. “That might be a bit of a struggle here going forward if everything’s ready; there will be a big push … It will be tougher.” Fourth-generation producer Trevor Simpson farms southeast of Moose Jaw and on land near Swift Current. He and his team of eight are 15 per cent done harvest. Similar to Babich, harvest is behind due to rain, cooler temperatures and delayed maturity of crops. Simpson is hoping for warmer and dryer weather the rest of the way. Simpson started harvesting two weeks

ago — he grew lentils, peas, chickpeas, durum, spring wheat, canola and flax this year — although progress has been dayto-day, which is typical at this time. “I’d say if we had hot temperatures, we would finish by the first week of October,” he said, suspecting that it might be late-October instead. Simpson pulls long days on his combine, too, but says the machines are more comfortable these days. As for his crew, they get a break regardless, so they can recharge. “We let them off early once a week so

they can get home and get some downtime with their families and maybe do some laundry.” What Babich enjoys about harvest-time is taking off the crops they sowed earlier in the year, as well as spending time with his crew of 34, including full-time and seasonal employees. Simpson echoed those statements, saying it’s nice to reap the fruits of his earlier labour. It’s also enjoyable to work outside in the sun and to socialize with his crews. Babich says the quality of his lentils are quite good this year, being harvested before the late rains fell. The quality of the cereals is slowly getting better since those crops — particularly durum — were not as mature when the late rains fell. Simpson says his crops will be hit and miss. While good quality crops were seen earlier, the rains have now jeopardized their maturity. The markets are quite poor right now, Simpson and Babich said. Canola has been affected by a trade dispute with China, while India has put tariffs on lentils. When the markets turn around is anyone’s guess.

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Ranch Roping Finals coming to Moose Jaw

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Fans of rodeo roping events will be able to check out some of the best-of-the-best in the sport during the Canadian Ranch Roping Association Finals at the Golden Mile Arena during the Sept. 13 weekend. And yes, there will be ropers out there putting a bit of a different look to their throws than what one would traditionally see, all with the goal of maxing out their score as much as possible. “There’s even points for the types of loops they do,” explained Marian Finucane with the CRRA. “There are loops for the head and there’s one called the Houlihan, (a throwing technique where the rope is thrown from a counter-clockwise motion as opposed to clockwise in the traditional overhand style) and extra points will be awarded for things like that… So that’s kind of cool, that’s the kind of thing you’ll see from the more experienced ropers. Some of them will get really fancy and it can be entertaining to see what they try and do.” It isn’t all about style over substance, though – this is real work being simulated, the kind of activity one would see every day on a working cattle ranch. “Most of the participants will have cattle, and ranch roping is what they do when they have to doctor their cattle,” Finucane explained. “They will rope them, get them down on the ground safely and quietly, they do their doctoring if someone is sick or has bad feet. Then they let it go.” The main body of the competition will take place Saturday and Sunday, and event patrons will see a bit of a departure from the usual team roping they’d see at a rodeo.

The Canadian Ranch Roping Association will be holding their Finals at the Golden Mile Arena next weekend. The focus is less on brute speed and power and more on being as safe and calm as possible. “It’s all about being quiet and stress-free, because usually they’re in a cow pasture, so if a cow they’re trying to get gets spooked then they all try and run away,” Finucane said. “So when they’re out there, they’re on their horse, everyone is calm and they just do their job as best they can and as safely as they can for both the riders and the animals.” Competitive ranch roping is performed with three-rider teams, with one working the head, the other the heels and a third rider dismounting, fixing the ropes and ending the run with essentially the kind of position they’d see before any kind of work was done on the calf. Events are timed, with additional points for the afore-

mentioned ‘flourishes’ and deductions for any mistakes by the rider or animal. Each team goes through three rounds, with each rider taking a turn as a header. Best overall score takes home the prestigious belt buckles. The competition opens Friday with a brand new event, the Ranch Hand Competition. There, horses will run through a pattern similar to what one would seen in Western riding or dressage followed by a section called ‘boxing the cow’, where the calf’s head is roped, a helper ropes the feet and the rider dismounts to adjust the ropes. This time, all eyes are on the horse and how it performs. “It has to follow the competitor and they’re actually attached to the rider, so they have to all move the right ways,” Finucane said. “It comes from being out in the field, say you’re off the horse and he gets spooked and you’re not attached, he’s gone… so it’s about the horse doing it’s job to help the rider.” Around 70 teams are expected to compete through the weekend, with the Ranch Hand competition starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13 and running until around 10 p.m. before the Ranch Roping event takes over at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 and Sunday, Sept. 15, running until about 5 p.m. both days. Admission is free all three days. For more information, check out or search for the Canadian Ranch Roping Association on Facebook for full rules, schedules and plenty of other information on the Finals.

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Hopkins Dining Parlour celebrating four decades as a Moose Jaw destination Larissa Kurz

For 40 years, the Pierce family has welcomed guests from near and far to experience the restored, antique charm of Hopkins Dining Parlour, and owner Gladys Pierce has no plans on slowing down. The fine-dining restaurant is incredibly unique in a number of ways, beginning with its building — a 1905 mansion built by Edward Hopkins for his wife Minnie, and their three children. Following the passing of Edward and Minnie, their daughter lived in the old house until it was listed as part of an estate sale in the late 1970s. Pierce, her late husband Wayne, and her late son Rick, saw potential in the old 2-½ story house, especially after visiting the famous Keg Mansion in Toronto. “We were looking around there and had something to eat and Rick said, ‘you know, there’s a lot of old houses in Moose Jaw,’” said Pierce. “And at that time. . . they were tearing all kinds of lovely old buildings down, so that’s why we came back and started looking.” Pierce was no stranger to running a business, as she was already heading a malt shop and a bakery located in the mall. Her son had just finished a course on restaurant management, and the family felt Moose Jaw needed the kind of restaurant that was more than fast food. “Back then, there was really very, very few restaurants in town,” said Pierce. “We were very busy for the first couple of years.” Hopkins Dining Parlour opened in 1979, after a sweep of restoration inside the house. The original spiral staircase, located where the restaurant’s lounge current-

Gladys Pierce is the owner of Hopkins Dining Parlour, and is proud to be celebrating the novelty restaurant’s 40th year in business. ly sits, was gone long before the Pierce’s arrived, so they built their own staircase. They opened up the top floor, which had originally been bedrooms, and removed the veranda off the back of the house to build the kitchen. The rest, including the front parlour and the small den that Pierce joked is likely where Mr. Hopkins snuck in a smoke when his religious wife wasn’t looking, remain the same. “We did as little changes as we could, took out as little as we had to,” said Pierce, on a tour for the Moose Jaw Express. She pointed out a number of antiques, including the original fireplace and a stained glass window purchased from Georgia at an auction. Now, the Hopkins house features four levels available for dining, including the Top of the Parlour back room added in 1985

and a banquet room downstairs. The building is home to an incredible amount of history, including its popularity with off-duty Snowbirds pilots back when the lounge first opened — stories that Pierce refused to tell, for propriety’s sake. Some of the house’s history even remains, in what many believe is the ghost of Mrs. Minnie Hopkins. Hopkins Dining Parlour has been featured as a paranormal hotspot in Saskatchewan on a 2002 episode of Creepy Canada, and a few other books detailing the supernatural. “Even nonbelievers have seen things and a lot of the staff have things happen,” said Pierce, before telling a story of a tour she did for a group of students that led them to the basement. “There was one time when I was down

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there and shut the lights off and of course, the kids see things,” said Pierce. “And I turned the lights back on and one of the kids was missing and I said, ‘where did he go?’ We found him under the table.” The restaurant is also a hotspot for tourism, which Pierce says has been an important part of its success for so many years. “Thank heavens for the tourists, because they’ve seen all the franchised places,” said Pierce. “They come from cities where they’ve seen all that, and so this [kind of place], they like to see.” In celebration of their 40th birthday, Hopkins Dining Parlour is planning on bringing back a week of specials from Sept. 17-23, featuring menu items from the past priced according to the era in which they were originally served. The Medieval Feast will also return, every Friday night in September and October, featuring finger foods, staff dressed to impress, and even some strolling minstrels to entertain. The official birthday party will take place on Sept. 21, with live music and giveaways throughout the evening. Pierce looks back on all of the hard work she put into the restaurant, alongside her family and her dedicated staff, and insists that she has no plans to be anywhere else. “It’s a little more work now for sure, and I’m just going keep going as long as I can,” said Pierce. Hopkins Dining Parlour offers tours of the century-old house in the afternoons, and is always taking reservations to dine in one of Moose Jaw’s most notoriously classy destinations.

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Murder mystery darkens local tea room’s door Larissa Kurz

The suspense is building as A Little Prairie Charm tearoom gets closer to its inaugural murder mystery party, featuring a tale that could only go well with scones and a proper tea. On Sept. 14, all those named in the will of the richest man in town will gather for the reading of his last will and testament — that is, if you’ve purchased your ticket to Murder She Steeped, a murder mystery party hosted by Mari’s Escapes. For those who show up, in character and in costume, they will be treated to the rumour that this man’s death wasn’t exactly the suicide it looked like, and the suspicion that the murderer is in the room. From there, it’s each guest on their own in the quest to prove their innocence of the crime while seeking the truth about who the killer at this party really is. The party is so unlike what is usually hosted at A Little Prairie Charm, and owner Shirley Clark is looking forward to seeing the tearoom branch out, just over a year after initially opening. “I think it’s going to be super fun. It’s a first for us, something new for us so that’s exciting,” said Clark. “[These events are special] because people enjoy our vintage china, and the space is decorated quite nicely.” Until now, the tearoom has seen all kinds of other parties — birthdays, anniversaries, showers, and friendly gatherings — but never a murder mystery.

Murder isn’t usually a topic that gets discussed over tea at A Little Prairie Charm, although it will be on Sept. 14. For Mari Grubler, owner of Mari’s Escapes and the mastermind behind the mystery, she thought A Little Prairie Charm was the perfect place for a murder mystery party. “The murder mysteries are a lot of fun because it’s one big evening,” said Grubler. “It’s so lively and everyone gets to interact, and people really get to know each other well, and their characters.” The party will operate just like any other murder mystery, where each guest is given their character beforehand to keep a secret, and to show up in costume and prepared to be someone else.

Grubler will direct the story and toss some twists and turns at the group throughout the night — none of which, of course, that she could disclose. Grubler hosts travelling escape rooms and murder mysteries all over the province, and always looks forward to doing something new in a community. With a love for Moose Jaw, Grubler decided to work with a local business to host an event and happened upon A Little Prairie Charm. “It was like clouds parted. I was like, ‘wow, this is really interesting. I just have to go in here,’” said Grubler. “I just knew it would be great for a murder mystery, especially with Shirley’s energy and enthusiasm and how friendly her staff is.” This may be the first of many events hosted by Mari’s Escapes in Moose Jaw, as Grubler admits she would love to work with other businesses to bring more special event parties to the city. She’s already looking ahead to Halloween and New Year’s themed possibilities. “That’ll remain a mystery for now, because we love the mystery,” said Grubler. Currently, there are 32 spots to fill on the guest list for Murder She Steeped, and Grubler has room for more interested murder suspects. Tickets are $50, and can be reserved by calling Grubler at 1 (306) 620-9727 or by stopping in at A Little Prairie Charm at 35 High St. E.

Families for Change cleaning out their closet for fall Yard Sale Larissa Kurz

The Moose Jaw Families for Change has had so much continued support in community donations, they are sorting through their storage for the things they have in excess for their first Yard Sale on Sept. 13. Katie Statler, community coordinator for MJFFC, promises there will be books, clothing, home decor, art supplies, and more to check out during the sale. “Over the winter months we had put a call out for ‘people’s junk,’ — just for crafts and things like that we could maybe upcycle — and we had quite an influx of do-

nations,” said Statler. “We’ve been able to make use of a lot of those items both here in our centre and in some of our group homes, but for the items we can’t make use of, we hope to put them up for sale at a reasonable price and make a fundraiser out of it.” The funds raised will go directly back towards the Kinsmen Inclusion Centre, and some yet-to-be-announced programs that the MJFFC has coming up this year. The Yard Sale is a first for MJFFC, but they’re hoping it will bring community members out to interact with the Kinsmen

Inclusion Centre — and if the sale isn’t enticing, they are also planning to have a barbecue at the same time, weather-permitting. “Garage sales seem to be very popular in Moose Jaw, so we thought that would be a

great way to give some more exposure for Moose Jaw Families for Change and for the Kinsmen Inclusion Centre as well,” said Statler. The Yard Sale will take place at the Kinsmen Inclusion Centre from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and members of the public are encouraged to stop by, browse the sale, or grab some food. Questions about what may be available on the Yard Sale can be directed to the MJFFC’s Facebook page, or by calling the Kinsmen Inclusion Centre at 1 (306) 693-2271.

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City Hall Council Notes Correction In the Sept. 4 issue of the Moose Jaw Express in the article, “Minor football now main tenant at field after rugby club folds,� a report from city administration to city council presented inaccurate information indicating the Moose Jaw Rugby Club had shut down due to no teams. The Moose Jaw Rugby Club contacted Moose Jaw Today/Moose Jaw Express to indicate this is untrue. Rather, the club is active and looking to grow the sport again in the community. For the past two seasons, it has also run a mini rugby program in Moose Jaw and will continue to do so. Our apologies for reporting misinformation that was presented to us.

Council continues holding more business behind closed doors Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

City council continues to hold the majority of its executive committee business behind closed doors, with no indication that this practice will end anytime soon. Council is now three-quarters of the way through its four-year mandate and continues to hold more business away from the public eye than in actual council chambers. There have been 29 executive committee meetings held from August 2018 to August 2019, with 168 reports presented, based on a review of council documents. Of those reports presented, 91 have been discussed behind closed doors — or in-camera, as is the proper term — while 77 have been discussed in public under the watchful eyes of the media, residents, and cameras. As a percentage, city council has discussed 54 per cent of its executive committee business in-camera during the past year, compared to 46 per cent in public. This is actually an increase since this city council began its term. According to a news article previously published, there were 44 executive committee meetings from November 2016 until August 2018, with 181 reports presented. In that time, council discussed 88 reports — or 48.5 per cent — behind closed doors. In comparison, from January 2015 to October 2016, the previous council under Mayor Deb Higgins held 33 executive committee meetings and discussed 104 reports, of which 40 — or 38.5 per cent — were discussed in-camera. Provincial legislation So is the discussion of so much business behind closed doors legal? Allowed? Even necessary? According to provincial legislation, all municipal councils can discuss business in-camera — although, just because they can doesn’t mean they should. City council has the right to go behind closed doors to talk about items of a sensitive nature, such as for personnel, legal, or land/property issues. The two pieces of provincial legislation that govern municipal bodies are The Cities Act and the Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LA FOIP). In The Cities Act, section 55.1 sets out the requirements for councils’ procedure bylaw, which reflects how council conducts business. Section 93 outlines how city councils are required to conduct business in an open council meeting. Council procedure bylaws cannot supersede this. Meanwhile, section 94 (2) gives council authority to close all or part of the meeting to discuss long-range or strategic planning, or one of the exemptions in Part III of LA FOIP, such as access to government or law enforcement records; advice from officials; economic development; third-party information; or solicitor-client privilege. However, councils cannot make any decisions during an




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in-camera meeting. Councils must close the in-camera meeting and return to an open meeting to pass a motion or resolution. Agenda items Council’s executive committee agendas have quoted extensively from section 94 (2) when listing secret matters. Sections of LA FOIP indicate the reason for in-camera discussions, such as section 16(1)(e) — proposed plans or policies — or section 18 (1)(c)(iii) — contractual negotiations — or section 15 — draft resolutions or bylaws. “While the legislation provides the broad authority to close all or part of a council meeting, councils are encouraged to only use closed sessions for confidential matters and to strive to be open and transparent,â€? a spokesperson from the Ministry of Government Relations told the Express. “Obviously, as a local government, (councils) have some discretionary power in deciding this, provided it falls inside the boundaries of the legislation outlined (above).â€? According to city hall, to be more transparent, council began holding its executive committee meetings in council chambers in October 2018 so they could be televised. Some issues it did have to discuss in-camera, though, focused on the DFFH investigation, negotiations with Carpere Canada, and discussions with SaskPower and its proposed power plant. Council comments Council has the obligation to adhere to provincial laws and statutes, said Mayor Fraser Tolmie. He would be more concerned about not sticking to those laws, especially with the privacy of individuals and companies’ business plans or models. “Our job is to discuss things in public ‌ at appropriate times,â€? he said. Moose Jaw is no different from other major Saskatchewan cities in having to adhere to provincial laws. All council business goes through the city clerk’s office, which examines the issues and uses the LA FOIP legislation to determine whether they can be discussed in public. “I’m not here to break the law,â€? Tolmie said. “I’m going to adhere to the laws that I’m bound to. That’s what my oath to the community was when I was sworn in on Oct. 31, 2016.â€? Coun. Brian Swanson has been on city council for 23 years and has never seen so much business discussed in-camera as he has during this term. Usually, the business talked about “amounts to nothing,â€? while the issue stretches into the future. “I have concerns about it,â€? he said. “I don’t agree with all this. I don’t think a lot has to be in-camera.â€? The majority of council — except for Swanson — votes to go in-camera at the end of either regular council meetings or after any public executive committee business

has been discussed, he continued. While there are legitimate reasons for in-camera business, he sees many topics don’t need to be. He has raised that issue with fellow councillors but without result. Swanson didn’t want to tell taxpayers what to think about this issue. However, he pointed out most people on council pledged during the 2016 municipal election for increased accountability and transparency. “And as you can tell, there’s not a lot of things coming out of these in-camera meetings that result in decisions,â€? he added. Coun. Heather Eby said during the previous municipal election that she believed it was necessary to have in-camera meetings for personnel issues and “delicate negotiations.â€? She noted she usually made her decision to go in-camera based on the advice of the municipality’s legal counsel or the city clerk. Eby told the Express recently she was not concerned about all the business discussed in secrecy. “That’s the thing people don’t understand, is there’s things you can’t discuss in the beginning of deliberations,â€? she said, such as land deals, personnel issues, or contracts. This approach is how previous councils on which she served did things. Transparency and accountability happen when council makes decisions in public, Eby added. Even if an “uncomfortable decisionâ€? needs to be made, if it meets the criteria for open discussion, then it will happen for the public to hear. Open and transparent “I wouldn’t say it’s more than usual ‌ ,â€? said Coun. Crystal Froese about council’s in-camera executive committee business. “We are just following the letter of the law.â€? Froese was comfortable with how council handles its in-camera business, pointing back to the provincial legislation. She made an oath as an elected official to follow legislation and holds that oath in high regard. Council’s in-camera business doesn’t contradict accountability or transparency, she continued. Higher levels of government dictate to municipal councils what procedures to follow and hold all the cards in this area. “I’m very open and honest (with residents) ‌ ,â€? Froese added. “From my perspective, from my role as an individual city councillor, I’m completely accountable and transparent.â€? Coun. Dawn Luhning said during the 2016 municipal election that she thought there were too many meetings behind closed doors. She said if she was re-elected, she would fight for greater transparency and accountability. The Express was unable to reach Luhning for comment by press time.

THANK YOU “The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Moose Jaw Branch would like to thank Realty Executives and everyone who supported their Open House BBQ Fundraiser for CMHA during Sidewalk Days 2019. Your donations will help those who access our services reduce isolation and gain support through their community. We would also like to give a huge thank you to Spencer Noble and her volunteers for the amazing Mental Health Walk/Run she hosted at Spring Creek Park on August 18th. We are extremely appreciative and overwhelmed by the support that Spencer, those who volunteered, and those who participated in the event have given to opening up the conversation about mental health in our community. We are forever grateful for the generous donations of 2683$ raised for the Moose Jaw Branch. CMHA Moose Jaw Branch’s main focus is on Peer Support. Peer Support is people with life experience who are in recovery helping people who are in the beginning of their recovery from mental illness. “

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Provincial Court

Jail time given for accused in sexual extortion case Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Sexual extortion — or sextortion — is a serious offence that needs to be denounced since it is a form of violence, a Moose Jaw judge said recently, as he gave his decision in a case involving a Davidson man and Moose Jaw woman. In Moose Jaw provincial court on Sept. 4, Judge Brian Hendrickson sentenced Layne Antosh to 13 months — or 390 days — in jail, followed by 18 months of probation for attempting to extort a woman by threatening to release nude pictures of her if she didn’t have anal sex with him. He also wanted her to pay him $300. Hendrickson took into account that Antosh had spent 112 days in custody since his arrest in May. Since courts allow for 1.5 days’ credit for each day served pre-sentence, the judge gave Antosh 168 days’ credit, which means he will serve 222 days in jail. As part of his probation conditions, Antosh will have to keep the peace and be of good behaviour, report to a probation officer once he is out of jail, live in Saskatoon, take addictions counselling, not search for the victim online, provide his DNA to police, and not possess firearms for 10 years. He was also forced to turn over to police the pictures he had of the woman.

Hendrickson reviewed the facts of the case, including the sentencing submissions made in mid-August. Antosh had pleaded guilty to extortion, the unsafe storage of a firearm and possession of an illegal substance (crystal meth) during that court appearance. The victim — who can’t be named due to a publication ban — and Antosh had a brief relationship online four years ago, the judge said. Then, this past May, the accused began sending the woman text messages. Eventually Antosh — who did not reveal his identity — began sending the woman nude pictures of herself. “In my view, the (text messages) showed the accused enjoyed keeping the complainant guessing as to his identity,” Hendrickson said. “I also observed one of the (texts) was profane, vulgar, mean-spirited, demeaning to the complainant, and hostile.” Antosh told the woman he would delete her photos if she complied with his demands but would release them if she didn’t, the judge continued. The messages were meant to intimidate the woman. “I find that the complainant was resourceful. She was playing for time in trying to determine his identity … ,” Hendrickson said. “She handled the difficult (text messages) admirably.”

The woman reported the extortion attempt to police. They arrested Antosh on May 16 following a sting operation where he thought he was meeting the woman. “Sextortion is a form of sexual violence,” Hendrickson said. The judge indicated the mitigating — or favourable — factors in this case include Antosh’s time in custody pre-sentence; his guilty pleas were entered quickly; he had a limited criminal record; he is taking addictions treatment; and while he had a shotgun in his vehicle, he did not take it when he attempted to meet the woman. The aggravating — or more serious — factors include the negative effects this situation had on the woman as noted in her victim impact statement, and the fact Antosh planned the offence. Previous case law showed deterrence and denunciation are needed in extortion cases, especially since sextortion is a serious offence, Hendrickson said. Past case law also indicated nine to 15 months in jail is the range for extortion, although 12 to 15 months is “most typical,” the judge continued. Hendrickson then sentenced Antosh to 13 months’ jail time and 18 months’ probation afterward.

Theft of tire, gas card leads to jail for Tugaske resident Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

A vehicle breakdown in the Village of Eyebrow led Jordan Reinhold Dean Shields to steal a tire as a replacement, but when police arrived, they also discovered Shields possessed an unlicensed firearm. Appearing in Moose Jaw provincial court on Sept. 4, Shields, 36, pleaded guilty to fraud under $5,000, possession and use of a stolen credit card, possession of property obtained by crime, possession of a weapon, and breaching an undertaking. The Crown stayed five other charges. Judge Brian Hendrickson accepted a joint submission from the Crown and defence, which suggested Shields serve only one day in jail for his offences — that day being his appearance in court. Shields had spent 17 days in jail from when he was arrested in August to his court appearance but was credited with 26 days served based on court procedures. The judge agreed that those 26 days — plus five days for the guilty pleas — be

served concurrently, or at the same time, as the one-day sentence. Shields also had to forfeit his rifle and all the ammunition seized. Civilians are not legally allowed to carry extended magazine clips. Firearms offence Police were advised that a vehicle tire and grease gun had been stolen in Eyebrow on Aug. 19, explained Crown prosecutor Stephen Yusuff. Officers spotted Shields’ vehicle in the middle of the road when they arrived and arrested him and two others. During a vehicle search, the police found a semi-automatic rifle, two prohibited 20-round magazines, and the grease gun. Yusuff pointed out Shields was not licensed to possess firearms. In fact, the Tugaske resident was on probation with requirements to not possess firearms, ammunition or prohibited weapons. Shields borrowed his father’s vehicle for his trip to Eyebrow to help a friend, ex-

plained defence lawyer Estes Fonkalsrud. When the breakdown happened, Shields walked to a shop and took the tire. That’s when he was reported and police found the rifle. “He uses (the rifle) to shoot coyotes on (his parents’) farm,” Fonkalsrud said. “But the clips make it a restricted weapon. He acknowledges it was not appropriate.” Pawn shop Shields pawned a drill at Happy Jack’s Pawn Shop in Regina on Oct. 16, 2018, said Yusuff. The drill had been stolen from a business in Swift Current. Shields managed to get $60 for the drill. He pawned the drill since he had been working for someone who shorted him money on a job, Fonkalsrud said. He decided to recoup the money by pawning the tool. Fuel card More than a year earlier, Shields had been released on an undertaking on April 9,

2018 with conditions to keep the peace and be of good behaviour, Yusuff explained. However, on Dec. 6, 2018, Shields was arrested for possessing a stolen Co-op fuel card that belonged to South Sask. Bus Lines. He used the card to purchase $1,042 in fuel from the Moose Jaw Co-op fuel depot on the north service road. Shields apparently knew an employee with the bus company who was a relative of the owner, Fonkalsrud explained. The defence lawyer spoke to the employee, who noted the owner and Shields had worked out a plan to pay back the money. However, Fonkalsrud didn’t think restitution was possible since Shields is jobless. Apologies Sitting inside the prisoner’s box, Shields expressed his remorse about his actions in Eyebrow to Judge Hendrickson. “I made a bad decision. I should have made a phone call. It was a bad judgment call,” Shields added.

Thief’s shopping habits lead to extended jail term After having his social assistance funding cut off, Darcy Shane Anderson became so desperate for income that he began stealing to meet his needs. However, his thieving ways proved to be short-lived, and he will now spend several months in jail reflecting on his actions. In Moose Jaw provincial court on Sept. 4, Anderson, 51, pleaded guilty to two counts of theft under $5,000. As part of a joint submission between the Crown and defence, the Moose Javian received a sentence of 90 days

Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express in jail on each count. The charges will run concurrently — or at the same time — with another sentence he is already serving. He won’t be released until April 2020. Anderson’s first theft attempt occurred on Feb. 17 at the Walmart in Moose Jaw, explained Crown prosecutor Stephen Yusuff. Anderson grabbed a micro SD card worth $46.88 and concealed it in his front jacket pocket. He then walked out without paying for it. However, store security confronted Anderson as he was leaving and retrieved the card. The second theft attempt occurred on May 15 around 3:06 p.m., Yusuff continued. Anderson walked into Su-

perstore and picked up four T-shirts worth $62.16. He hid them under his jacket and then left without paying; he was later apprehended. Anderson has a past criminal record that speaks for itself, Yusuff told Judge Brian Hendrickson. The concurrent 90-day jail term is an appropriate sentence since it shows the court is taking this seriously. Legal aid lawyer Suzanne Jeanson told the judge that Anderson was denied social assistance funding, so he had no access to income for a brief time. Judge Hendrickson accepted the joint submission after listening to the facts.

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Annual General Fall Meeting Oct 6 2019 • 1:30 PM. Lynbrook Clubhouse Amendments to the Constitution Election of Board Members Committee Reports General Business


NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 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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FASD and Suicide Prevention Proclamations


Contractors rupture natural gas line while installing new fence


children require care, nurturing and protection; and


individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in Canada and industrial nations throughout the world, face the risk of intellectual or learning disabilities, early school drop-out, homelessness, addictiveness, trouble with the law, and mental illness; and


FASD is a preventable disability and a national health concern for individuals, families, communities and society-at-large; and


in order to reduce the incidence of FASD, it is essential that communities provide women, and their partners, with support and information; and


parents, professionals, individuals living with FASD, and other people around the world will observe International FASD Day on September 9, 2019 with a minute of reflection at 9:09 a.m.

NOW THEREFORE I, FRASER TOLMIE, MAYOR of the City of Moose Jaw, do hereby proclaim September 9, 2019 as:

FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDER DAY in the City of Moose Jaw and I encourage everyone in our community to act with compassion and understanding towards those individuals whose lives were affected by alcohol before they were born and to support pregnant women and those who may become pregnant, to have a healthy pregnancy.




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SaskEnergy responded to a gas leak this afternoon after contractors hit a natural gas line while digging a new fence. Area residents told the Moose Jaw Express they were made aware of the gas leak around 2 p.m. on Sept. 4 in the 1100 block of Sixth Avenue Northwest. Natural gas could be smelled in the air when the Express visited the property. The contractors were installing a new fence and hit a five-eighths inch line from 1976. The landscaping was part of a new home build on the property. SaskEnergy crews were still working to shut off the natural gas when the Express left the scene at 3 p.m.


on September 10th, communities across Canada and around the world will join together to recognize World Suicide Prevention Day; and


ten Canadians will die by suicide today, and up to 200 Canadians will attempt suicide today; and


suicide is a critical public health issue in Canada, currently ranked as the 9th leading cause of death in Canada; and


our community has been profoundly affected by suicide, directly and indirectly; and


most suicides are preventable;

NOW THEREFORE, I FRASER TOLMIE, MAYOR of the City of Moose Jaw, do hereby proclaim September 10th as

WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY In the City of Moose Jaw and I urge my fellow citizens, our employers and unions, as well as our proud civic institutions to Connect, Communicate, and Care as called for by the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention.


Provincial Court Crystal meth addiction prevents resident from following probation orders Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

An addiction to crystal meth prevented Dustin Ray Taitinger from obeying the instructions of his probation order, including adhering to a curfew and reporting to a court officer. Taitinger’s inability to follow those instructions eventually led to his appearance in Moose Jaw provincial court on Sept. 4, where he pleaded guilty to three charges of breaching probation and one charge of possessing an illegal substance. The Crown stayed two other charges of breach of probation. As a result, Taitinger was fined $350 for the possession charge, $50 for one breach of probation offence, and a total of $200 for the two other probation breach offences. Taitinger, 27, was released on a probation order on Jan. 31 with instructions to report to his probation officer. He met with the officer several times up until May, but failed to meet for a second meeting that month, explained provincial Crown prosecutor Stephen Yusuff. The Moose Jaw man called in on May 31 and was told to provide an updated address to police. He was also told to report for an appointment on July 8 but failed to show. A day later, his probation officer called police to inform them Taitinger had not shown up. Another instruction Taitinger had been given was to live in an approved residence, Yusuff continued. Police conducted a curfew check on May 29 but found Taitinger was not home. Someone at the residence informed police he did not live there anymore. The probation officer later

confirmed he had not been given approval to change his address. Taitinger was also told to obey a curfew from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., but failed to follow that command as well, said federal Crown prosecutor Suzanne Young. Police saw Taitinger on a street in Moose Jaw at 2:30 a.m. on May 13. They arrested him and a search revealed he had two small baggies of crystal meth that weighed one gram. “From the federal Crown’s perspective, we would ask for a significant fine,” she added. Taitinger’s addiction to crystal meth was the main cause for his problems, explained legal aid lawyer Suzanne Jeanson. However, he is now back on track with his reporting, while he sees an addictions counsellor every week. Taitinger remains on his probation order and under his conditions until April 2020, she continued. She thought



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I hereby give public notice that no voting for the said office(s) will take place and the following persons are elected by acclamation: Ray Briggs - Mayor Dale Whitfield - Councillor Dated at Briercrest this 6th day of September, 2019. Linda Senchuk Returning Officer

Blk/Par F - Plan 101082877 Ext 36 Please contact the law firm of Grayson & Company for full details. Surface interest only no mineral rights included. 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 shown are taken from Land Title records), condition and other particulars. 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:


the fines were appropriate since they allowed him to keep his focus on his treatment. The man has no job but is meeting with social assistance soon, Jeanson added. She thought eight months was sufficient for Taitinger to either pay or work off his fines. “Given the circumstances of the offence and personal circumstances of Mr. Taitinger, I will impose the fines that have been jointly suggested by both counsels,” said Judge Brian Hendrickson, adding he would give Taitinger eight months to pay.


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, from September 4, 2019 to September 23, 2019 from 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 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 Inquiries may be directed to the Department of Planning and Development Services by email or by phone at 694-4443. 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. DATED at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan this 28th day of August, 2019. Myron Gulka-Tiechko City Clerk

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Sentes wins Carl Jorgensen Par-27 tournament

Perennial city championship competitor defeats Tim Jackman to claim ‘A’ side final Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

The Carl Jorgensen Par-27 golf tournament is legendary for the outright out-ofthe-box things that can happen through the span of the triple-knockout event. The 2019 edition at the Lynbrook Golf and Country Club was no exception. There were lots of early upsets. Firstround match-ups that could have been the ‘A’ final. And even a lost ball during the championship game. Through it all, perennial men’s city championship contender Brett Sentes emerged unscathed, defeating Tim Jackman in the championship final on Sunday afternoon. “It was fun, it’s good to have it back here after that one year absence,” Sentes said shortly after his 28-25 win in the title game. “We had a horse race on Saturday, so that was good, and there were a lot of people out watching the finals. So it was a really good day and I somehow pulled it out.” The tournament format sees players playing three balls each from 150 yards, 100 yards and 50 yards, adding up to the Par27 total. The final became nearly anti-climactic right off the first round of shots when Jackman put one of his shots from 150 left and into the trees in front of the Hole 2 green used for the title match. The ball never came to earth, leading to Jackman taking a five with that ball and 13 overall. Sentes, meanwhile, parred all three of

Brett Sentes cracks a smile as applause breaks out after he rolled his final putt to win the Carl Jorgensen tournament. his balls from 150, giving him a four-shot lead right off the hop. “That was too bad, that kind of dulled things up a bit, took away some of the drama,” Sentes said of Jackman’s early struggles. “You want to make sure you get off to a really good start, and par is nice

Sentes downed Scott Moerike in his first ‘A’ side match, Terry Shick in the quarters and Tim Peakman in the semifinal. It was Sentes’ very first match of the entire tournament that raised many an eyebrow, though – none other than Trevor Benson, the former two-time Jorgensen champion and 2018 men’s city champion. “It sucked,” Sentes said, of facing Benson in the first round. “No one wants to go up against a guy that good, someone who could potentially win the tournament and who has won it twice before.” The match had all the drama one would expect: Sentes was down two heading into the 50s and ended up making all three puts to card a six to Benson’s eight. One chip-off later, and Sentes had advanced. “It’s the luck of the draw, and I’m just glad it worked out,” Sentes said. Reigning city champion Nick Lepine rebounded from an early upset loss to defeat Benson in the ‘B’ final, while Rod Jorgensen finalist Tim Jackman chips Bearchell downed Tyson McFarlane to onto the green during the final round of win the ‘C’ final and none other than shots. Dave Jorgensen – son of the tournament’s or a 10 is even okay. But you don’t want to namesake – defeated Curtis Heron to win start off bad right off the bat, so getting a the ‘D’ side. The tournament is named after longtime par is the way you want to do it.” Jackman advanced to the final with wins Lynbrook pro shop manager Carl Jorover Barry Silk in the first round of the gensen, who passed away due to cancer championship draw, John Schmidt in the in the mid 80s. All proceeds from the quarter-final and Jim Swaok in the semi- tournament go to the Canadian Cancer Society. final.

Lynbrook Golf Club Labour Day Tournament The Lynbrook Golf Club held their annual Labour Day Tournament Sunday Sept 1st and Mon Sept 2nd in soggy conditions for day two. It did not rain during the tournament but lots came down prior to day two. The winner for the Division playing from the white tee’s was Bill McLean with a two day score of 153 and that three stokes better than Ryan Pulai who came in with a score of 156. The net side of that flight was won by Jason Fowlie with a score of 136 and that was 4 stokes better than Barry Silk at 140. The first flight on the white tee’s was won by Dwayne Person with a gross score of 169 and that was lower than Tim Peakman, also by 4 stokes at 173. The low net side of that flight was won by Mike Zerr with a score of 173. Mike’s score beat out Adam Bachiu who had a 148.

The Division playing from the Red tee’s was won by Bob Desjarlais with score of 151 and that was 10 strokes better than Dwight Baron who fired a 161.The net side of that flight was won by Marv Maier over Al Davey and that was by retrogression as both player had a 140. The 2nd flight from the red tee’s was won by Ed Bekar with a two day total of 172 and that was 2 strokes better than Ken Jattansingh with a 174. The side of that flight was won by Don McDonald with a score of 138 and that was 4 stokes better than Marv Merkel at 142. The 3rd flight of the red tee’s was won by Alex Cameron with a 179 and that was 4 strokes better than Marv Schaitel at 183.The net side of that flight was won by Brenden Norman 144 a 144 and he edged out Gord Miller with a score of 145.

Hole-in-One at Lynbrook Golf Club Sept. 1st/2019 Eric Bjorge was playing a family game of golf with his dad Rick Bjorge , and his brother Daniel Bjorge when he made the “Miracle Shot.” The Hole-in-One was made on the 162 Par 3, hole number # 5 under idea weather conditions Sunday afternoon Sept 1st at approx. 5:30 PM

Lynbrook Night Golf It was a great evening with good weather, interesting golf and wonderful company at Lynbrook Golf Club’s third annual Night Glow Ball Tournament. Each year there is more to learn about this game and how players need to

adapt their play, as well as what is needed to navigate a dark course. This year there were 46 players for play. The tournament began on the front nine in daylight playing best ball, alternate shot and individual play for 3 holes each. Then all enjoyed a great buffet in the clubhouse followed by night golf on the back nine. With everyone having their glow balls, “oohs” and “ahhs” were heard as the red, blue, green, and white balls were struck and

flew through the air toward the greens which were lit with sparkling white lights. Winners of the proximity prizes were Longest putt - Doreen Heinbigner and Jacob Murray: Closest to the Line - Doreen Heinbigner and Marshall Petrovicz: Closest to the Hole - Keri Taschuk and Shane Smith. Watch for next year’s poster and join in for a fun night.

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News of rugby’s death in Moose Jaw greatly exaggerated Local club planning weekly indoor nights at YaraCentre, variety of plans in work to expand game in city Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

A minor misunderstanding caused a bit of a major issue for an organization, like word getting out that another group is taking over your field of play on a permanent basis and your club is folding. That all came as news to Moose Jaw Rugby Football Club organizer Trevor Dawe, who was surprised to read coverage of a recent city council meeting regarding Moose Jaw Minor Football taking over the lease of MacDonald Field for their practices. At the time, it was believed the storied club was actually shutting down for good, not just moving aside to let a much larger kids organization use a facility they weren’t in need of at the moment. While things might not be at the heyday levels of the late 90s and earlier, there’s still a rugby club in town,and if Dawe and his fellow members have anything to say about it, things are only going to get bigger and better in the near future. “Around 2012 they started having attendance issues and getting guys out and what have you, and they had to step back from the league,” Dawe said of the local drop off in the sport. “Then two or three years away, guys stop having interest, got a bit older and busier with work and it is what it is. “So the letter we sent said ‘hey, minor football, you can start using this since we’re not fielding a team right now, at this very moment’ But we’re definitely we’re trying to get things going and build things up.” In fact, the very same morning the misunderstanding hit the streets, Dawe had posted dates on the MJRFC’s Facebook page for upcoming touch rugby gatherings taking place four weeks through October and November at YaraCentre. The touch version of the sport is rapidly growing, analogous to touch football and how the non-contact version of that game has taken off at rapid pace.

MacDonald Field might have new tenants for the moment, but that doesn’t mean rugby is dead in Moose Jaw. “Most of the time at practice we’ll play a bit of touch just to get loose and warm up, but it’s also growing as a sport in its own right,” Dawe said. “It’s nice because you can mix in different age groups and different genders, since there’s no contact, it’s just running and passing the ball. And if you’ve been playing for a few years, there comes a point where you might want to run around and be social, but you can’t play a contact sport any more. So we’re hoping to appeal to a wide range of people, if you want to come out and hang out and pass the ball around you’re more than welcome too….anything that gets people off the couch is a good thing.” The coming sessions are planned for Wednesday nights on Oct. 30, Nov. 6, Nov.13 and Nov. 27. Action begins at 7 p.m., with a cost of $45 based on 12 people. Anyone interested in coming out is asked to message the club on Facebook at or e-mail at Earlier this year, the MJRFC also jumped on the

mini-rugby program started by Rugby Canada as a way to get youngsters involved in the sport in the safest way possible. Mini-rugby is strictly non-contact and aimed at players age 6 to 12. “Curtis Dumont and a few others have spearheaded the program and the kids have a great time out there,” Dawe said. “My daughter played when she was four and again last year when she was five. It’s all about getting out and playing games and as the kids get a little older you introduce some of the passing and real basic concepts of hand-eye co-ordination and things like that.” Plans are in place to have mini-rugby return next spring. With the 2019 Rugby World Cup coming up beginning on Sept. 26, the MJRFC is planning to run social events at Bugsy’s to catch the TSN replays of Canada’s games in Japan. The viewing schedule isn’t set just yet, pending TSN releasing the full schedule for the tournament. And finally, this coming spring will see the club pushing for the formation of a new high school program drawing on students from all four schools in the city with the goal of forming a combined team like that seen in the mid2000s. The goal is just to keep doing whatever they can to grow rugby back into the powerhouse the city once knew. “The game is a lot safer than it might seem to present, people might think it’s a really violent game,” Dawe said. “But when you see it and play it and you look at all the steps they’ve taken for player safety, they’re really at the forefront of concussion management and injury prevention, to the point you see football teams saying ‘oh, we should all tackle like rugby players’. “So hopefully all these things we’re doing will give us a chance to show people what it is and give them a chance, whether it is non-contact touch or playing in the new year with us in a full game. Whatever people are into we’re going to try and have something for them.”

Sawchenko excited for NHL opportunity

Former Warriors goaltender joining Langan, Gregor with San Jose Sharks against Tracey, Anaheim Ducks at Rookie Faceoff tourney Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

When Zach Sawchenko made the decision that shocked the junior hockey world back in the summer of 2017, there were a lot of questions as to if he was making the right choice to further his athletic career. Fast forward two years and it looks as if leaving the Moose Jaw Warriors to attend the University of Alberta for his 20-yearold season couldn’t have turned out better. A national championship in his rookie year with the Golden Bears had Sawchenko backstopping the team to the title in the gold medal game. A year later, another appearance in the USport final, this time settling for silver. And finally, it all came to a head this summer when Sawchenko signed his first professional contract, earning a free agent tryout with the San Jose Sharks. Sawchenko was back in Moose Jaw for the Warriors’ alumni golf tournament recently, with his return to the Friendly City offering a chance to re-connect with plenty of old friends. “It’s awesome; it’s always a fun place to come back too,” he said prior to teeing off during the tournament. “I saw my billets (Lisa and Dustin Pettypiece) last night, it was great to see them and then all the familiar faces from the organization, Moose Jaw will always have a special place in my heart and it’s great to be back.”

While Sawchenko had a chance to chat with former teammates and others on the golf course, the next time he crosses paths with past Warriors, it’ll be in a far different situation. Sawchenko will be joined by Warriors graduate Tristin Langan and former Tribe standout Noah Gregor in the Sharks lineup during the Anaheim Ducks rookie showcase that began Sept. 7. And if the Ducks seem like they’ve been popping up on quite a bit lately, it’s because one of San Jose’s opponents will be none other than 2019 first-round NHL draft pick Brayden Tracey when they face Anaheim during the six-team tournament. So to say the least, it’s been a bit of a whirlwind for the now-22-year-old backstop. “I was talking to my billets about how quickly it happened and the whole experience itself kind of flew by quickly,” Sawchenko said. “Now I’m heading into my first year pro and it’s pretty exciting to say the least.” Interestingly enough, when Sawchenko first decided to head to the U of A, his original plan was to put hockey on the backburner – the grind of the Western Hockey League had wore him down to the point that focussing on his education

seemed like a far better idea at the time. “It kind of gave me a chance to take a step back and put things in perspective, to find the passion for the game again,” Sawchenko explained. “I was having a kind of a tough time here my 19-year-old year, and when I went to school I kind of didn’t worry about hockey as much and made it my second priority. But then I just fell in love with it again and it’s led to this amazing opportunity. “The way things worked out, it was just a good time to make the move when it happened and it’s really incredible how things worked out from there.” Sawchenko has already had a taste of professional hockey, having taken the ice during the Sharks development camp this summer. “They have a great organization there and it’s a fun place to play; it might have taken a few years longer than I wanted but now I have this opportunity,” he said. “It’s going to be good. Obviously, there’s some expectations there, but I’m keeping them realistic. This is my first pro experience so I’m going to try and make a good impression with the team and make the most of this chance. I’ve been preparing for this for quite some time and I’m looking forward to seeing how it all turns out.” San Jose took on Arizona on Sept. 7 fol-

Former Moose Jaw Warriors goaltender and current San Jose Sharks prospect Zach Sawchenko rolls a putt during the Warriors alumni golf tournament. lowed by Anaheim on Sept. 8 and Los Angeles on Sept. 10. Anaheim’s other contests wereagainst the Kings on Sept. 7 and the Las Vegas Golden Knights on Sept. 10.

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Third-period rally not enough as Warriors fall to Raiders Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

As the Western Hockey League pre-season continues, the Moose Jaw Warriors are gradually getting a feel for what kind of a line-up they’ll have this season. Their contest Saturday night at Mosaic Place against the Prince Albert Raiders offered the latest sample size, and while the 3-2 loss was far from ideal, it was another chance to see how certain players react in certain situations. Not ideal this time around in head coach Tim Hunter’s eyes, but all part of the process. “Every day, everything we do is evaluation and you’re looking for leadership, you’re looking for character from both your older players and your younger players,” Hunter said. “We mix our younger players in with veteran guys, we don’t put a line of all rookies out there or a line of all 20-year-olds all out there. We’re trying to build a culture where everyone is equal and where the older guys help out the younger guys and make like a little easier for them during games and practices, on the bench and what have you. “That’s what we’re looking for, it’s not about the wins or losses, we want to see who is going be able to step up and play in the right moments and get the job done and be a player who is going to play in the Western Hockey League.” For the first two periods, the look wasn’t ideal – Prince Albert carried the play much of the first 40 minutes, leading to Ozzy Weisblatt, Illya Usau and Evan Herman all scoring goals on odd-man rushes to take a 3-1 lead into

Carson Denomie added the Warriors second goal 5:23 into the third, finishing off a brilliant individual effort with a nifty top-shelf backhand. The Warriors outshot the Raiders 23-19 in the third and had chances to tie the game late but just fell short. Jackson Berry made 29 saves for the Warriors while Boston Bilous turned aside 24 for the Raiders The Warriors are back in action Friday, Sept. 13 when they host the Brandon Wheat Kings (7 p.m., Mosaic Place).

Prince Albert’s Boston Bilous dives back for the loose puck as the Warriors’ Calder Anderson attempts to poke it home while teammate Luke Ormsby crashes the net. the final frame. Weisblatt’s first-period marker with 7:16 gone was especially tough, as it came with the Raiders down two men and on the second shorthanded breakaway of the power play. Drae Gardiner scored the Warriors first goal with 5:07 remaining in the frame, faking a slapshot from the point and then ripping a wrist shot home to pull the Tribe within one.

Snow flies as Moose Jaw’s Bryden Kiesman goes into the boards with the Raiders’ Landon Koisor.

AAA Warriors roll to pre-season win over Legionnaires Four-goal second period leads to 6-0 victory in exhibition opener Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

If every game for the Moose Jaw Warriors in the new Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League season goes as well as it did on Saturday afternoon, the local squad could be in for a good campaign. The Warriors scored four goals in the second period and outshot the Swift Current Legionnaires 29-4 in the process on their way to a 6-0 victory at Mosaic Place. “It was a good game, they had a young team out there and we did too,” said Warriors head coach Trevor Weisgerber of the match-up. “We kind of got the kinks out in the first period and in the second we played hard. It was good to get that under our belts.” The opening frame – the first period of the pre-season for the new-look mini-Tribe – saw the two teams emerge scoreless, with the Legionnaires coming out on top on the

shot clock. That all changed dramatically midway through the second. The Warriors simply took over the game, hemming Swift Current in their zone for extended periods of time and peppering goaltender Vincent Pinsonneault with shots. The Legionnaires netminder was up to the task for the majority of the onslaught, giving up a power-play goal to Ethan Peters with 5:22 gone in the frame, but the Warriors would eventually wear the entire defence down and score three goals in the final 4:02 of the period. Lucius Schmidt, Evan Callaghan and Connor McGrath all netted markers to put the Warriors up 4-0 heading into the final frame. “A lot of it was just taking away time and space,” Weisgerber said. “We were

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Action from the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League pre-season contest between the Moose Jaw Warriors and Swift Current Legionnaires. talking about it in the first week that we want to be a tough team to play against, we want to be taking away time and space all over the ice. It generates turnovers and

I think that’s more or less what happened. We had a lot of turnovers and we capitalized on that.” Austin Reschny and Atley Calvert each had single markers in the third. Dylan Ernst went the distance in goal, turning aside 21 shots to earn the shutout. The contest was called with just over a minute remaining due to a half-hour power outage at Mosaic Place. The two teams were back in action Sunday in Swift Current, with Kirk Millen scoring the game-winning goal four minutes into the third period as the Warriors took a 3-2 victory. Calvert and McGrath scored Moose Jaw’s other goals, Chase Coward made 29 saves. The Warriors are back in action Saturday, Sept. 14 when they take on the Notre Dame Hounds in Wilcox.

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Central battles to win over Peacock in boys soccer season opener Butterfield hat trick leads Cyclones to 3-1 victory over Tornadoes Randy Palmer Moose Jaw Express

The Moose Jaw high school boys soccer league could see some interesting results down the road if action from their opening contest is any indication. Nick Butterfield scored three times for the Central Cyclones as they took a 3-1 victory over the Peacock Tornadoes during high school soccer’s opening contests on Saturday. Given the powerhouse program the defending provincial champion Cyclones have put together, it would have been easy to expect a commanding win in their opener. But a close game and quality competition from the Tornadoes made things all the more interesting right from the opening whistle. “Peacock played a fantastic game, they were great to watch and it was super fun, they were definitely a challenge,” said Cyclones coach Jason Brown. “You can never take anything for granted. You’re always hopeful (for a good season), but you never know until you step on the field. Having an opponent like that just shows how hard you have to work in order to play well.” The Cyclones took a 1-0 lead out of the first half before Butterfield completed his hat trick and Tata Mugisha added Peacock’s lone marker. “It was hard work,” Brown said of the key to victory. “That’s what it kind of came down to, the boys went out there and worked hard and were rewarded for it… The win is nice and all but we have quite a bit of stuff we have

Action from the season-opening high school boy soccer league game between the Peacock Tornadoes and Central Cyclones. to work on. But it’s a stepping stone, like it always is.” Seeing things so close in the early part of the season – and especially with how they started out in the game – was plenty positive for Tornadoes coach Jordan Jeffery. “We’re not thinking about results at this point, we’re thinking about the playoffs,” Jeffery said. “We’ve only had a couple days of practice, so we’ll be looking for

results in three or four more weeks when we’re closer to playoffs and that’s our focus this year.” League action continues Wednesday, Sept. 11 as the Cyclones take on Swift Current in a rematch of last season’s league championship final.

Vanier, Central victorious in girls soccer openers

Central takes 4-1 win over Peacock, Vanier rolls to 12-0 win over Tornadoes in action Saturday Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

The Vanier Spirits couldn’t have asked for a better start to their 2019 Moose Jaw high school girls soccer league campaign. The Spirits had five goals from Meisie Chamberlain and built a 7-0 first-half lead on their way to a 12-0 victory over the Peacock Tornadoes as action kicked off Saturday at Sunningdale Field. “We had a good start, but we have a

lot of work to put in to play the kind of game we want to play,” said Spirits coach Daniel Atkins. “So it’s the kind of result we wanted but there’s still a lot of work ahead of us… I’m proud of how the girls played today and I think there’s a lot of potential on this team.” Molly Morris added three goals for Vanier while Ava Viczko scored twice to go along with single markers from Gracie Bzdel and Rylan Morhart. The Spirits came into the season with a lot of turnover from their 2018 squad, leaving the coaching staff with a few questions as to where they might fit into things. Turns out, that answer might be exceptionally positive. “We needed a lot of good younger players and they’ve shown up, so I was expecting to have a good season but it might be even better than expected,” Atkins said. The Tornadoes, meanwhile, found themselves playing their second game of the day after putting together a competitive showing in their opener, where

Action from the high school girls soccer contest between the Vanier Spirits and Peacock Tornadoes.

the Central Cyclones took a 4-1 victory. Sam Chell and Katherine MacDonald scored first-half goals as Central built a 2-0 lead before Junea Wilderman and Sage McCulloch added single markers after the break. Eden Gusa scored the lone goal for Peacock. League action continues Tuesday, Sept. 10 when Central faces Vanier. Game time is 4:30 p.m. at Sunningdale West.

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Au suivant Faites-moi rire! Galas Comediha! 2019 (N) Le téléjournal (N) Hawaii Five-0 SEAL Team Private Eyes Global News at 10 (N) L.A.’s Finest “Pilot” The Rookie Blue Bloods “Identity” Big Bang etalk (N) (5:00) Evenings on The Weather Network Evenings on TWN Overnight on TWN American Ninja Warrior Dateline NBC (N) News Tonight Show-J. Fallon Seth Meyers Standing Coronation The Nature of Things The Detectives The National (N) Magnum P.I. Blue Bloods “Identity” Two Men Late Show-Colbert Corden Reef Break “Endgame” 20/20 (N) News (:35) Jimmy Kimmel Live Nightline (N) “All Summer Long” (2019, Romance) Autumn Reeser. Hudson & Rex Nightclub Nordic L August CFL Pre. CFL Football Ottawa Redblacks at BC Lions. (N) MLB Baseball Sportsnet Central (N) MLB’s Best Misplays Blue Jays Gotta See It Big Bang etalk (N) Seinfeld ››› “Little Women” (1994) Winona Ryder, Gabriel Byrne. Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU ›› “Safe Haven” (2013, Romance) Josh Duhamel. ›› “Jack the Giant Slayer” (2013) Nicholas Hoult. › “Battle of the Year” (2013, Drama) Josh Holloway. The Middle The Middle The Middle The Middle Frasier Frasier 3’s Comp. 3’s Comp. 90 Day Fiancé 90 Day: Other The Family Chantel 90 Day Fiancé Expedition Unknown Mayday Mayday Expedition Unknown Goldbergs Fresh-Boat The Office The Office The Office The Office Big Bang Big Bang That’s My ›› “Over the Goal” (:45) › “The Big Game” (1936) (:15) › “Gridiron Flash” (6:00) “Friday the 13th” › “Friday the 13th, Part 2” (1981) Amy Steel. Fear the Walking Dead NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series World of Westgate 200. NASCAR The 10 The 10 (6:25) ››› “The Square” (2017) Claes Bang. ›› “The Hummingbird Project” (2018, Drama) (6:25) “Eye on Juliet” ››› “Molly’s Game” (2017) Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba. I Am Heath (:10) “Journey’s End” (2017, War) Paul Bettany. Murder in the Bayou (N) Couples In the Fade Southern (:20) ›› “Hemingway & Gellhorn” (2012) Nicole Kidman. Real Time With Bill Maher


5:00 p.m. NET MLB Baseball Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles.

District 31 Infoman 100 génies Enquête Le téléjournal (N) Neighbor Man-Plan Big Brother NCIS “Destiny’s Child” Global News at 10 (N) Big Bang Sheldon Criminal Minds Law & Order: SVU Big Bang etalk (N) (5:00) Evenings on The Weather Network Evenings on TWN Overnight on TWN Good Place Good Place Law & Order: SVU News Tonight Show-J. Fallon Seth Meyers Standing Coronation Dragons’ Den CBC Docs POV (N) The National (N) Big Brother (N) FBI Two Men Late Show-Colbert Corden (6:00) ABC News Democratic Candidates Debate (N) News (:35) Jimmy Kimmel Live Nightline (N) National Leaders Debate Press Your Luck “102” Mom Mom Paramedics: Paramedics: (6:20) NFL Football Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers. SportsCent. SC With Jay and Dan (N) MLB Baseball Sportsnet Central (N) Gotta See It MLB’s Best Blue Jays Plays/Month (6:20) NFL Football Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers. Corner Gas Big Bang Goldbergs Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU › “The Choice” (2016, Romance) Benjamin Walker. › Tideland (:25) ›› “Bad Teacher” (2011) ›› “Old School” (2003) Luke Wilson. Here Cms Engagement Engagement Engagement Engagement Frasier Frasier 3’s Comp. 3’s Comp. Pregnant Behind Bars Pregnant Behind Bars My Crazy Birth Story Unexpected Fast N’ Loud: Revved Up (N) Iron Resurrection (N) Fast N’ Loud: Revved Up Goldbergs Fresh-Boat The Office The Office The Office The Office Big Bang Big Bang “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” ››› “Diamonds Are Forever” (1971) Jill St. John Live & Let (6:00) ›› “Pearl Harbor” (2001, War) Ben Affleck. (:05) ›› “Pearl Harbor” (2001, War) Ben Affleck. MotoAmerica Rewind Motorcycle Race Motorcycle Race The 10 The 10 (6:45) ››› “Call Me by Your Name” (2017) ››› “Widows” (2018) Viola Davis, Colin Farrell. (5:55) “The Favourite” ›› “Mary Queen of Scots” (2018) Saoirse Ronan. “Citizen Jane” (:05) “Never Steady, Never Still” (2017, Drama) ››› “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” ›› “Lansky” (1999) Richard Dreyfuss, Eric Roberts. Silicon Silicon Silicon Silicon





3 CBKFT 5 CFRE 6 CKCK 7 WEATH 8 WDIV 9 CBKT 11 WWJ 12 WXYZ 13 CTYS 19 TSN 20 NET 25 EDACC 26 W 29 ENCAV2 33 CMT 35 TLC 38 DISC 41 COM 42 TCM 47 AMC 48 FSR 55 CRV1 56 CRV2 57 CRV3 58 HBO

6:15 p.m. WDIV TSN EDACC NFL Football Philadelphia Eagles at Atlanta Falcons.












En direct de l’univers (N) Victoria La vérité sur l’affaire Téléjour. Humanité Border Border Houdini & Doyle Houdini & Doyle News Rookie Blue W5 “Brace for Impact” (2016, Suspense) Kerry Condon. The Beaver Corner Gas (5:00) Evenings on The Weather Network Overnight on TWN Overnight on TWN America’s Got Talent Dateline NBC News (:29) Saturday Night Live The Nature of Things Diggstown (N) ››› “Maudie” (2016) Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke. 48 Hours (Season Premiere) (N) Two Men Two Men NCIS: New Orleans (5:30) College Football Clemson at Syracuse. (N) News ThisMinute Castle “Hailey Dean Mysteries 2&2Murder” (2018, Mystery) “Love Under the Rainbow” (2019) Jodie Sweetin. CFL Football MLS Soccer: Dynamo at Whitecaps SportsCentre (N) MLB Baseball Sportsnet Central (N) Blue Jays MLB’s Best Gotta See It Misplays Amazing Race Watts-Grill Fresh Flashpoint “Blue on Blue” W5 “A Novel Romance” “Newlywed and Dead” (2016) Shenae Grimes-Beech. Darrow & Darrow (6:45) ›› “The Legend of Zorro” (2005, Adventure) ››› “Marie Antoinette” (2006) Kirsten Dunst. Frasier Frasier Engagement Engagement Engagement Engagement 3’s Comp. 3’s Comp. Say Yes to the Dress Say Yes to the Dress Say Yes to the Dress Say Yes to the Dress North Woods Law North Woods Law North Woods Law North Woods Law Friends Friends Friends Friends Friends Friends Big Bang Big Bang Rashomon (:45) ›››› “Throne of Blood” (1957, Drama) Toshirô Mifune. ››› “Nocturne” (1946) (6:00) ››› “The Green Mile” (1999, Drama) Tom Hanks, David Morse. ››› “The Patriot”, War Motorcycle NHRA Drag Racing Friday Nitro Live. Drag Racing Motorcycle (6:40) “Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars” (2017) ›› “Welcome to Marwen” (2018) Steve Carell. (6:25) ››› “Tickled” ››› “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” “Love Means Zero” The Insult (:35) “Carmine Street Guitars” (2018) ››› “Stronger” (2017, Biography) Jake Gyllenhaal. (6:05) “Temple Grandin” ›› “The Wizard of Lies” (2017) Robert De Niro. (:15) “The Normal Heart”






























District 31 La facture Toute la vie (N) 5e rang (N) Le téléjournal (N) ›› “Godzilla” (2014) Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe. Border Sec. Global News at 10 (N) ››› “Star Trek Beyond” (2016) Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto. Big Bang Big Bang etalk (N) (5:00) Evenings on The Weather Network Evenings on TWN Overnight on TWN America’s Got Talent (N) (:01) Bring the Funny News Tonight Show-J. Fallon Seth Meyers Standing Coronation Standing 22 Minutes TallBoyz Baroness The National (N) FBI “Closure” NCIS: New Orleans Two Men Late Show-Colbert Corden Bachelor in Paradise (N) Bless This black-ish News (:35) Jimmy Kimmel Live Nightline (N) America’s Got Talent “Live Finals” (N) (:01) Bring the Funny Brainfood Brainfood (6:00) MLB Baseball Teams TBA. (N) SportsCentre (N) SC With Jay and Dan (N) MLB Baseball NHL Preseason Hockey Edmonton Oilers at Vancouver Canucks. NHL’s Best Big Bang etalk (N) Criminal Minds Big Bang Goldbergs Seinfeld Goldbergs Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU ››› “In Her Shoes” (2005) Cameron Diaz. Red Dog (:20) ››› “Born to Be Blue” (2015) ›› “Reality Bites” (1994, Drama) American The Middle The Middle The Middle The Middle Frasier Frasier 3’s Comp. 3’s Comp. The Little Couple (N) Outdaughtered The Busbys go on a Disney cruise. The Little Couple Deadliest Catch: On Deck Deadliest Catch (N) Undercover Billionaire Deadliest Catch: On Deck Goldbergs Fresh-Boat Friends Friends Friends Friends Big Bang Big Bang (6:00) “To Sir, With Love” ››› “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” (1967) “In the Heat of the Night” (5:30) ›› “Alien 3” ››› “Contagion” (2011) Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon. Cable Guy Motorcycle Race Formula E Formula E The 10 The 10 (:05) ›› “The Hummingbird Project” (2018, Drama) ›› “Welcome to Marwen” (2018) Steve Carell. Punk Punk Punk Punk (6:25) “Home Invasion” Murder in the Bayou The Affair “504” On Becoming a God Back Brd (:40) “Carmine Street Guitars” (2018) Gemstones (:35) Ballers (:05) The Deuce




District 31 Discussions Une autre histoire (N) Ruptures (N) Le téléjournal (N) ››› “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (2016) Eddie Redmayne. Global News at 10 (N) American Ninja Warrior (N) Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang etalk (N) (5:00) Evenings on The Weather Network Evenings on TWN Overnight on TWN American Ninja Warrior Dateline NBC (N) News Tonight Show-J. Fallon Seth Meyers Coronation Coronation Murdoch Mysteries Frankie Drake Mysteries The National (N) Bull “Prior Bad Acts” Bull “Pillar of Salt” Two Men Late Show-Colbert Corden Dancing With the Stars Grand Hotel (N) News (:35) Jimmy Kimmel Live Nightline (N) Dancing With the Stars “2019 Season Premiere” Mom Mom Brainfood Brainfood (6:15) NFL Football Cleveland Browns at New York Jets. (N) SportsCent. SC With Jay and Dan (N) (6:00) NHL Rewind NHL Preseason Hockey Calgary Flames at Vancouver Canucks. (N) NHL’s Best Big Bang etalk (N) Criminal Minds ›› “The Pink Panther” (2006) Steve Martin. Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU ›› “The Banger Sisters” (2002) Goldie Hawn. (6:35) ››› “Blood Diamond” (2006, Adventure) Ramy Ramy Power Man-Plan Man-Plan Man-Plan Man-Plan Frasier Frasier 3’s Comp. 3’s Comp. 90 Day: Other Wait! That’s a Dog? (N) 90 Day Fiancé 90 Day: Other BattleBots Bots redouble their efforts. (N) Savage Builds BattleBots Goldbergs Fresh-Boat Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Wonderful (:45) ››› “Major Dundee” (1965, Western) Charlton Heston. (:15) “The Wild Bunch” The Terror (N) (:01) Lodge 49 “Circles” (:08) The Terror “X-Men: The Last Stand” NHRA Drag Racing Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals. The 10 The 10 ››› “The Post” (2017) Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks. “Untouchable” (2019, Documentary) God “Citizen Jane” ›› “The Greatest Showman” (2017) Zac Efron (9:50) “Justice League” Perfect Soul (:25) “David Lynch: The Art Life” (2016) ››› “Phantom Thread” (2017) Daniel Day-Lewis. Drinking (:35) “A Rock and a Hard Place” (1997) The Deuce (N) Our Boys (N)




Découverte Les 34es Les 34es Prix Gémeaux Les 34es Prix Gémeaux. (N) Téléjour. Les 34es Big Brother (N) NCIS: Los Angeles NCIS News Block Big Bang Big Bang Amazing Race The Rookie “Heartbreak” The $100,000 Pyramid (N) (5:00) Evenings on The Weather Network Overnight on TWN Overnight on TWN (6:15) NFL Football Philadelphia Eagles at Atlanta Falcons. (N) News Sports Final Inside Edit. Heartland Anne With an E Coroner “Bridges” The National (N) NCIS: Los Angeles NCIS: New Orleans Joel Osteen The World’s NCIS: New Orleans The $100,000 Pyramid (N) To Tell the Truth (N) News Sports Bensinger Castle Celebrity Family Feud (N) Mom Mom Mom Mom Paramedics: Bridging (6:15) NFL Football Philadelphia Eagles at Atlanta Falcons. (N) SportsCent. SC With Jay and Dan (N) Blue Jays Misplays Sportsnet Central (N) Blue Jays MLB’s Best Misplays Gotta See It (6:15) NFL Football Philadelphia Eagles at Atlanta Falcons. (N) Corner Gas Big Bang Big Bang (6:00) Darrow & Darrow Ruby Herring Mysteries “Silent Witness” Pearson (N) ››› “The King’s Speech” (2010) Colin Firth. ›› “Living Out Loud” (1998) Love Raymond Raymond Man-Plan Man-Plan Man-Plan Man-Plan The Middle The Middle 90 Day Fiancé Unexpected (N) 90 Day Fiancé 90 Day Fiancé Undercover Billionaire (N) Naked and Afraid XL “Den of Vipers” (N) Big Bang Big Bang The Comedy Central Roast “Rob Lowe” The Comedy Central Roast “Bruce Willis” (6:00) “Ulee’s Gold” ››› “Easy Rider” (1969, Drama) Peter Fonda. “Two Arabian Knights” Fear the Walking Dead (:05) Preacher (N) Fear the Walking Dead (:10) Preacher Drag Racing NASCAR Gander Sharkwater “Anthropocene: The Human Epoch” The Affair “504” (N) On Becoming a God (5:55) “Mary Shelley” “Racer and the Jailbird” (2017) Adèle Exarchopoulos Lavell Crawford (:15) “Indian Horse” (2017, Drama) Sladen Peltier. ››› “The Shape of Water” (2017) Sally Hawkins. (6:50) ››› “61” (2001, Docudrama) Thomas Jane. Succession (N) Gemstones (:40) Ballers














District 31 L’épicerie Les enfants de la télé (N) Le monstre (N) Le téléjournal (N) Big Brother (N) Fall Preview Neighbor A Little Late With Lilly Global News at 10 (N) MasterChef (Season Finale) (N) Law & Order: SVU Big Bang etalk (N) (5:00) Evenings on The Weather Network Evenings on TWN Overnight on TWN America’s Got Talent A Little Late With Lilly News Tonight Show-J. Fallon Seth Meyers Standing Coronation Baking Show Northern Rescue The National SEAL Team (N) S.W.A.T. “Kangaroo” Two Men Late Show-Colbert Corden Mod Fam Single Celebrity Family Feud News (:35) Jimmy Kimmel Live Nightline (N) America’s Got Talent “Live Results Finale” (:01) Mom Mom Brainfood Brainfood Unleash Must See Leagues Cup Cruz Azul FC vs Tigres UANL. Final. (N) SC With Jay MLB Baseball Sportsnet Central (N) Misplays MLB’s Best Blue Jays Gotta See It Big Bang etalk (N) Criminal Minds Goldbergs Goldbergs Goldbergs Goldbergs Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU ›› “Parental Guidance” (2012) Billy Crystal. Martin (:25) ›› “Three Night Stand” (2013) ››› “Dazed and Confused” (1993) The Heat Raymond Raymond Raymond Raymond Frasier Frasier 3’s Comp. 3’s Comp. Extreme Cougar Wives Virgin Diaries Virgin Diaries Extreme Cougar Wives Expedition Unknown (N) Contact (N) Body Cam “Officer Down” Expedition Unknown Goldbergs Fresh-Boat Seinfeld Seinfeld Seinfeld Seinfeld Big Bang Big Bang (6:00) “The Pink Panther” ›››› “West Side Story” (1961) Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer. Tom Jones (:15) ››› “Trading Places” (1983) Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy. (:45) ››› “The Hangover” (2009) ARCA Series ARCA Racing Series General Tire 200. The 10 The 10 (6:45) ››› “Widows” (2018) Viola Davis. ››› “All the Money in the World” (2017) Murder in the Bayou On Becoming a God (8:55) The Affair “504” Couples Maze Run (:15) ›› “Escape Room” (2019) Taylor Russell. ››› “Upgrade” (2018) Betty Gabriel Truth (6:05) Suited Southern Rites Our Boys Succession


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Sunset Cemetery unveiling new Little Angel Program Larissa Kurz

For those who have lost an infant child, interment can often be a difficult and straining decision to navigate. Sunset Cemetery and Moose Jaw Right to Life have joined hands to create a more embracing atmosphere in the Garden of Angels location of the cemetery. Right to Life, with the support of Sunset Cemetery, have installed a new bench in the area, for those wishing to visit their child’s grave and spend time there. “We just felt that having a little bench out there, a special memorial area where people could just come and be in quiet and stillness and have a chance to grieve their unborn child, was something that was necessary for the community, to give parents that chance to express their loss in their own way,” said Jean Landry, president of Right To Life in Moose Jaw. The Garden of Angels is the dedicated site for infant interment at Sunset Cemetery, who have begun offering a program specifically for those who have experienced the loss of a young infant — either recently or in the past. The Little Angel program provides infant interment at a rate meant to ease the financial burden on those who are already grieving their loss. Marc L’Hoir, manager of Sunset Cemetery, hopes the program will allow parents consider the decision to put their child to rest with dignity without the influence of outside factors such as cost. “The idea is just to give them peace of mind that their young one has been taken care of and is in a proper resting place,” said L’Hoir. “The whole idea was not to make it a financial burden to families, to be able to do this.” Sunset Cemetery has developed special properties in the Garden of Angels, the section on the south side of Sunset Cemetery, and bundled the cost of the plot with the interment and grave marker to make the process more feasible for all families to find closure. They have also created a family bundle, which in-


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

th , 2017 15, 10:30am Sunday, May 14 Next Service: September Worship Service 10:30am Rev. Walter Engel & Sunday School

St. Andrew’s United Church

Don’t Worry Be Happy

cludes a full- size plot for both infant and parents, including a grave marker and the infant’s interment at no cost. The Garden of Angels is meant to be a peaceful place to lay a child’s urn to rest, and to allow parents to begin healing from their loss. The bench installed by Right To Life will be dedicated to the memory of the unborn child. It’s a topic that isn’t often discussed publicly — stillbirth, miscarriages, or infant deaths — and both Landry and L’Hoir wanted to offer the option for both the families and the child. “This way, those kids will never be forgotten. If the family wants to do something there, they can purchase a property and mark the grave, and everybody deserves that,” said L’Hoir. “It’s just to give closure to the family, also, so they’re not continually grieving over the death of that young one.” The official dedication for the bench will take place on Sept. 15 at the Garden of Angels, from 3-4 p.m. A handful of official speakers will say a few words, and the Right To Life will have flowers available for those wishing to lay them on a grave of their choice. The dedication is open to the public, and both L’Hoir and Landry hope the bench will be a welcome addition to Sunset Cemetery. “We really want the public to know that there is this place, to go be in the quiet to grieve or give honour to their unborn child,” said Landry.

Remembering Al McKinney

July 31st, 1936 - September 11th, 2016

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 15th, 2019 10:30 am Worship Service & Sunday School E-mail: Facebook: Website:

The family of Harvey Ruehs

wish to express their appreciation for the care Harvey received from Dr. Dautremont, many other doctors, the F.H. Wigmore Hospital staff, Pioneer’s Lodge staff and Chateau St. Michael’s staff. Thank you for all the hospital visits, flowers, food, phone calls, email condolences, donations and kind words of concern and sympathy. Thanks to Jones-Parkview Funeral Chapel for all the effort and help to us at this time. A special thank you to Rev. Doug Shepherd for his wonderful celebration of life for Harvey.

On the Front Porch by Wanda Smith

When I come to the end of the horizon And enter the other shore Remember me with fondness. Cry for me no more. I have found my final resting place That special spot to fish Remember the times that we shared You too, I will miss This is the journey I must take, and I must go alone Know that my heart is with you, as I take this journey home. To that final fishing hole For fishermen like me To tell the biggest fishing tales About the one that got away Remember me with fondness This is not goodby It is “Till we meet again“ At the fishing hole in the sky

Love Always,

Tracy, Dean, Robert, Gareth, Kyle, Jodie, Benjamin & Charles

Thirty-one years ago this month, the popular worldwide hit song, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” was released. American musician, Bobby McFerrin, recorded this a cappella song with the “instruments” as his overdubbed voice parts and other sounds that he made. His song hit number one on the “Billboard” Hot 100 chart and stayed there for two weeks. The lyrics go like this: “Here’s a little song I wrote, you might want to sing it note for note, don’t worry, be happy. In every life, we have some trouble, but when you worry, you make it double, don’t worry, be happy. Don’t worry, be happy.” This catchy song goes on to repeat the phrase “don’t worry, be happy” numerous times. I like to think he was trying to make a point; worrying does not benefit us even when things are tough. In fact, worrying makes life worse. There are many physical health concerns that come from worrying such as digestive issues, muscle tension, memory loss, high blood pressure and more. Did you know that you can live stress-free in a stressful environment? I have great news for you! It is possible. There are countless ways the Word of God teaches us how to live in a peaceful state as well as the benefits to it. First of all, we must determine in our heart that we will choose not to worry. “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” It is possible to rewire our brain from worry to peace by choosing what thoughts we want to think and then by filling our mind with the Word of God. This is how we renew our mind. “Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” We need to consciously apply the Word of God to our situations. Ask Holy Spirit to reveal a scripture to stand on when negative, ungodly or worrisome thoughts bombard your mind. Speak the verse aloud several times until that thought leaves. Refuse to have a worried thought. Do not meditate on it. Do not give it any energy or attention. Proverbs 14:30 suggests “A calm and undisturbed mind and heart are the life and health of the body...” Another wise saying in Proverbs says, “...when you choose to be cheerful, every day will bring you more and more joy and fullness.” Did you know that laughter and joy are stress breakers? Laughter relaxes our entire body; leaving muscles relaxed for 45 minutes after a good belly laugh. It boosts the immune system, triggers the release of endorphins in the body, and protects the heart causing the inner lining of the blood vessels to expand. Mark Hankins says, “Laughter is the serious business of heaven.” Praise will turn your situation around! Did you know your body can not tell the difference between a fake laugh and a real laugh? Take a laugh break. Laugh by faith. Refuse to worry. Lay worry down then pick up joy. You’re not built to carry worry and stress. Think of not carrying that worry anymore and replace it with a thankful heart. Thankfulness will stop the enemy from having a hay day in your life. “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy...” Scripture references: 2 Corinthians 10:5, Romans 12:2, Proverbs 15:15b. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.


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!

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Dr. DAVID AMIES After a beautiful day with friends at “the Lake”, David passed suddenly and peacefully on July 29. At 89 he was loving life, busy with projects, and planning his next visits with children and grandchildren, as well as planning his 90th birthday celebration with his sister Gillian and family in Savannah. David enjoyed his wood-projects, photography, K-40, cars, Scotch, sailing, inventing curious solutions to ordinary home repairs, puttering at the Lake, walking with the Grumpy Old Men...and social times with friends and family. He was truly in his glory spending time with his grandkids as they grew. He was privileged to have fine friends and colleagues in his long history, and he valued the love and friendship of his many relatives among the Knipfels and Hudsons of Saskatchewan, the Browns of Georgia, and the Davisons of Ontario. He was legendary in our family, and somehow it seemed that he would always be here. David was born in Malaysia, raised in England, and trained as a doctor in South Africa. He had fascinating tales of growing up through wartime England, moving to Johannesburg at age 16, and finally landing in Canada where he fell in love with and married Denise. He specialized in Internal Medicine in Edmonton, started a family of four children, and made Moose Jaw his home, where he felt he could make a difference to health care in his community. David gave much of himself as a physician for over 55 years and was always supported by his loving wife. Those who knew him will remember Dave’s patience, calm and caring spirit, and relentless appetite for knowledge. He was energetic to the end, sometimes cheeky, and ever the gentleman. He will be sorely missed and remembered forever. A Celebration of Life Come and Go Tea will be held on Saturday, September 14th from 1:00 - 4:00 at the Masonic Shrine Club, 1755 Main St. N., Moose Jaw. In loving memory of David, a memorial tree planting will be made by Jones-Parkview Funeral Services. Please sign the memorial register at website: www. or (Obituaries).

Wilfred David Blair Ferbrache, aged 81 years of Moose Jaw, SK passed away on Wednesday, September 4th, 2019. He was predeceased by his brothers, Harold and Victor; and sisters, Dorothy and Alberta. Wilf is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; sisters Lesley, Winnie, Linda and Kathleen; brothers Eugene, Vernon and Jules, his children: Kerri (Ken), Blair, Debra Ann, Joanne, Wilfred David, Michael Darin, Perry, and Theresa; and step-daughter, Lori. Wilf had a challenging start to his life as, at the age of 10, he had to take on the responsibility of looking after his sisters while their mother was away. He started driving trucks at the age of 15 and retired from trucking 40 years later. During this time, he drove long haul and locally, and travelled all over North America. He worked various jobs after that but mostly loved being an addictions counsellor at the Angus Campbell Center, saying it was the best and most rewarding 6 years of his life. Wilf loved to sing and play his guitar, and listen to county tunes. He loved to be in his backyard entertaining his family and friends. Wilf loved his pets, Gypsy was his best buddy and Sadie was his little sweetheart. A Celebration of Wilf’s Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Michelle Surtees, Funeral Director 306-693-4550 www.

STEVENIN, JEAN MARY Sept. 1st, 1924 - Aug 30th, 2019. Mom passed comfortably in her sleep at her home in Sherbrooke Community Centre, in Saskatoon, on August 30th. She was only two days short of her 95th birthday, September 1st, that she happily shared with her first grandchild Stacey. She is predeceased by her husband of 66 years Robert Stevenin. Mom was an active member of St. Andrews United Church her entire life. She spent many hours there volunteering, and with Dad square dancing as members of the Buttons and Bows Square Dance Club. After Dad retired they continued to dance and also took up golf. They loved to travel around Saskatchewan pulling their own golf cart, with friends in the back seat, checking out all the great provincial courses. Mom was super proud of her family and was a wonderful grandma and great grandma. She also had many friends in Moose Jaw and had a lovely life. She will be missed by her daughter Joanne Mortenson, granddaughters Stacey Mortenson Spokes (Brad), and Lindsey Mortenson LeNabat (Christian), as well as great grandchildren Vance, Quinn and Blake. We know Grandma and Grandpa will be dancing together again. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Mom’s name to the Moose Jaw Humane Society. Condolences may be left at www. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to SASKATOON FUNERAL HOME (306) 244-5577

MORRISON Shirley Darlene Morrison (née: Reid), aged 79 years of Moose Jaw, SK passed away at Pioneer Lodge on Monday, September 2nd, 2019 after a short battle with cancer. She passed away just one month shy of her 80th birthday. Shirley was born October 1st, 1939 in Ceylon, SK to Marie Lillejord and Arnold Reid. She was predeceased by her son, Devonne in 1959; father, Arnold in 1959; brother, George in 1962; mother, Marie (Lillejord) Reid Sandruk in 1976; father of her boys, Tommy in 1990; and sister, Madeline Magnuson in 2012. Shirley is lovingly remembered by her sons and their families: Greg (Fay) and their children Jannelle and Marshall, Larry (Michele) and their children Chelsey and Jarret, and Don (Lisa) and their children Breanna and Jenaya; and her nieces, Rose (Tom) Jones of Red Deer, Alberta and Verla (Vern) Remple of Abbotsford, BC. Shirley grew up and went to school in Bengough, SK before marrying Thomas Lawrence Morrison in 1955. They moved to Moose Jaw in 1960 where Shirley worked at Valleyview Centre and then Woolco for 18 years, where she worked as Manager of Personnel. After Woolco closed, she worked at the Golden Nugget Casino as a dealer, Smith’s Electric and Moose Jaw & District Seniors as a bookkeeper, and at the ANAVETS as the Secretary/Manager. Shirley was known for her strong opinions as an advocate for social issues in Moose Jaw. She lobbied local and provincial politicians to keep the Hyperbaric Chamber at the Moose Jaw Hospital. Shirley was a driving force behind the Pioneer Village residents association, fighting for rent stabilization and other tenant rights. She was a regular contributor to the Letters to the Editor column in the Moose Jaw Times Herald and would call in to voice opinions on the John Gormley show when the topics got her fired up. She wrote many letters to politicians and companies to draw attention to injustices. Over the years, Shirley volunteered with St. Johns Ambulance, the Moose Jaw Singles Club and the Arthritis Society. Shirley also served as Secretary/Treasurer for the Moose Jaw Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) group for fifteen years. Shirley will be missed by the friends she made throughout her life. Those meetings and casual conversations won’t be the same without Shirley’s lively dialogue! Shirley’s family expresses their gratefulness to the caring staff in the Memory Care Unit at the Pioneer Lodge, especially Tessa, Margot and Gail who brought smiles to Mom in her last days, and Dr. Miller, Dr. Durond and the staff in the surgical unit at the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital for their excellent care. The Funeral Service was held on Saturday, September 7th, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home with Pastor Walter Engel officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in Shirley’s memory may be made to the Allan Blair Cancer Centre c/o Pasqua Hospital, 4101 Dewdney Ave, Regina, SK S4T 7T1 or the Arthritis Society of Canada, 393 University Avenue, Suite 1700, Toronto, ON M5G 1E6. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Todd Sjoberg, Funeral Director 306-693-4550 www.

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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 begins another season: Money due Wed. Sept. 18th/food pick up Tues. Sept. 24th; Money due Wed. Oct. 9th/ food pick up Tues. Oct. 15th; Money due Wed. Oct. 23rd/ food pick up Tues. Oct. 29th; Money due Wed. Nov. 6th/ food pick up Tues. Nov. 12th; Money due Wed. Nov. 20th/ food pick up Tues. Nov. 26th; Money due Wed. Dec. 11th, food pick up Tues. Dec. 17th 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. 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. 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. 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 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRESIDENT’S EVENT will be held on Thursday, September 12th from 11:30am-1pm at the Heritage Inn Hotel & Convention Centre. AGM at 11:30am sharp; followed by Lunch & President’s Event. Cost $25 & GST pp. Call to register 306.692.6414 or register online at COMPUTER BASICS PROGRAM will take place on Thursday, September 12th at 2:30pm in the Herb Taylor Room at the MJ Public Library. If you would like to learn some basic skills on information literacy, navigating the internet and using a web browser, this program is for you. Laptop computers running Windows 10 will be provided for the program. Feel free to bring your own computer if you have one. Admission is free. Registration is required. BBQ DE LA RENTREE – L’ACFMJ RECERVRA L’EMISSION RADIO POUR FAIRE UN MONDE DE RADIO-CANADA on September 12th – 4pm – 7pm at Ecole Ducharme, 340 Ominica St. W. Information regarding French school will be offered; poutine available, a tramway tour in French and an opportunity for comments. Reservation required for the tramway tour by responding to THE FIRST DUNGEONS & DRAGONS MEET-UP will take place on Saturday September 14th and again Saturday September 28th, from 1-5PM in the South Meeting Room, at the Public Library. Join for a session of Dungeons & Dragons, 5th Edition. Bring your own Adventure League character or build one with volunteers available. This program is drop-in, for ages 16 and up; if under age 16, you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Copies of the Player’s Handbook will be available for players to reference or bring your own! For more information on Adventure League, please see playevents/organized-play . Admission is free. G 4 GRANDMOTHERS hosting STEAK Supper at The Crushed Can on 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!

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Part of the Stephen Lewis Foundation a registered charity. . 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 and for more information contact Heidi at 306.631.2840 or by email 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 MOOSE JAW TOWN ‘N’ COUNTRY SINGLES DANCE will be held on Saturday Sept. 14th from 8pm until 12am at Church of Our Lady Community Centre, 566 Vaughan St. W., Band: Len Gadica. Come on out for an evening of fun! Married couples welcome! Cost $14. Midnight lunch included. Information available by calling 691-6634. 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. LINE DANCING CLASSES every Monday begins September 16th from 10-11am at Church of Our Lady, 566 Vaughn St. Cost $3 per class. Everyone welcome. For more information call Donna Douglas @306.692.7365. COME AND SING WITH BEL CORO COMMUNITY CHOIR sponsored by Moose Jaw Public Library, every Monday evening starting September 16, 2019 from 7-8:30 p.m. for a rich a cappella harmony experience led by Wanda Reid. No experience or audition necessary. Admission is free. Everyone is welcome. STS MOOSE JAW BRANCH LUNCHEON will be held on Wed. Sept. 18th at 10:30am in the Masonic Temple Hall, 1755 Main St N. The Presentation will be: Moose Jaw Public Library: Programs and how to access them. Luncheon: Cost $15 Members/20 non-members. (Next Luncheon is Nov 20 @ Masonic Temple Hall – Speaker CARP (Canadian Association of Retired People). RSVP to Pam Diacon ( or 306-693-7914) 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 the Parkview location: 474 Hochelaga St. W. Please enter east doors off of east parking lot. Everyone is Welcome THE MOOSE JAW ART GUILD will meet Thursday, September 19, 7:00 pm at the Canadian Legion Hall, 268 High Street West. For more information call 306692-5773. 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 bugspray. For more information

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contact 306.692.2717. 31ST ANNUAL MOOSE JAW TOY RUN PARADE on Saturday, September 21st at 2pm sharp. All motorcyclists needed. Bikes must be licensed; helmets are mandatory. Riders are asked to bring a new toy, book or cash donation. Meet at the bottom of 4th Ave. Bridge – travel North on Main St, West on Thatcher Drive and Finish off at the Salvation Army Citadel. There will be a Steak Night to follow at the Park. 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. ACFMJ FRENCH CLASSES – Levels Offered for Fall 2019: Beginner 1.1 (I have never spoken French before) Tuesdays Sept. 24/Oct 1,8,15,22; Beginner 1.2 (I know some French) Tuesdays November 5,12,19,26/December 3; Franco-practique (casual studying and conversation) Thursdays September 26/October 3,10,17,24 and Thursdays November 7,14,21,28/December 5. Cost $60 each level; $20 Franco-practique. Time: 6:30pm8:30pm. Location: 450 – 3rd Ave. NW Moose Jaw. Registration by phone 306.692.8112 or acfmoosejaw@gmail. com THE MOOSE JAW STAMP CLUB will meet Wednesday, September 11 and Wednesday, September 25, at 7:00 pm at the Lindale School staff room, 1322 11th Ave. NW (north entrance). Visitors are always welcome. Call 306-693-5705 for more information. 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 SOUTH HILL COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION BUSINESS MEETING will be held on September 26th. You are invited to join the Community Association Group if you are interested in helping and volunteering to keep South Hill an active and vibrant area of Moose Jaw. For more information contact Lacie McKenzie 306.725.7410/ Diana Trodd 306.693.2233 or Lloyd Pethick 306.694.4121. CENTRAL LUTHERAN CHURCH GARAGE SALE FUNDRAISER will be held on Friday, September 27th from 1pm-8pm and Saturday, September 28th from 9am-1pm at Central Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 27 Hochelaga St. W., Moose Jaw. All proceeds going to our Refugee Sponsorship Fund, in support of our refugee family. A wide variety of household items will be available for purchase. 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. . 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. ZION’S FALL GARAGE SALE -Fri, Oct. 4 (1-6 p.m.) & Sat, Oct. 5 (10 a.m. - 3 p.m.) 45+ years of encouraging buyers to reuse, recycle, repair, &/or repurpose items—JOIN IN! Please drop items off during office hours, only accepting clean, good quality items now until Tuesday, Oct. 1. Please NO large appliances, nor mattresses. 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 ZION’S CRAFT & TRADE SHOW – Oct. 18 (1-6 p.m.) & 19 (10 a.m.-3 p.m.) If interested, please contact the church office at 306-692-3842. Tables $35 each or two for $50. No charge at door. Accepting food bank items at the door. Concession will be open for lunch, snacks & beverages.

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Stunning 2 storey home built in 2014, Well designed kitchen featuring large island with built in dishwasher, 2 toned cabinetry, pantry with pocket door. 3 bedrooms on 2nd level. Lower level developed. A must to see!

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Kaitlin Hammel 684-4675 Sonya Bitz 631-8471

Nicely updated bi-level in Sunningdale. Cozy dining area, living area & kitchen with access to attached sunroom and view of backyard. 2 bedrooms on main floor. Lower level developed with family room, bath, den and utility.

Frank Hammel 684-9491 Beth Vance 631-0886

Affordable bungalow in the North West. Open concept living room and dining area. Kitchen features lots of cabinets, built in counter top stove, oven and dishwasher. Office built in book shelves. Unique landscaped back yard. Listed at $129,900.

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Excellent family sized bungalow! 1176 sqft 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Large eat in kitchen with lots of oak cabinets. Combination laundry and 1/2 bath. Basement has a 3 pce bath and open for development. Double detached garage!

Small town living! 25 minutes from Moose Jaw in Briercrest! Over 1100 sqft bungalow. Spacious livig room. Abundance of white kitchen cabinets, and counter space. Formal dining room area with sliding doors to deck. Lower level developed! Heated garage! Lovely landscaped yard! A MUST TO SEE!!

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Here’s some cat talk and tips from the Moose Haw Humane Society to help you on your way to attaining your purr-fect pet. Before embarking on becoming a cat owner, it’s important to consider the commitment — cats can live up to 20 years and come with ongoing vet expenses just like any other pet. It’s also worth considering spaying or neutering as a necessity, as cats can reproduce fairly quickly: beginning at the age of four months old, one mother cat can have up to 12 kittens each year. Making sure that your household is prepared for a cat is also a good place to start, as the Humane Society often sees cats come back because someone has allergies that weren’t considered beforehand. Once you’ve decided that a cat is absolutely the right addition to your life, it’s best to prepare for your lives together. Make sure you have a scratching post and a litter box for your kitty, and a designated place to keep their food and water bowls. Kittens love to play, so having toys

Margaret is just one of the adorable kittens the Moose Jaw Humane Society has had up for adoption. around to keep them active is important. Trimming their nails at a young age can also help make the process much easier in the future. Declawing cats is actually illegal in most provinces in Canada, and vets will often refuse to do the procedure for any reason short of medical. Keeping nails trim can help keep your cat from scratching up furniture, as can having someplace for them to scratch as an alternative. It’s also important to know that all cats have individual personalities and can be aloof or playful, cuddly

or independent. Some cats love having social time with their people, and some don’t. Being a cat owner entirely depends on the cat you choose to cohabitate with. If perhaps bringing a cat into your home isn’t quite for you, there are other ways to get your fill of kitty cuddles. SCRAPS welcomes volunteers to get involved with helping the stray cat population in Moose Jaw, either by offering to be a foster home for adoptable strays or becoming a volunteer with the trap, neuter, release program, among other projects. The Humane Society also welcomes volunteers to come into the shelter and cuddle cats anytime they are open, or to become a foster home for cats nursing new litters of kittens. And, as always, both organizations recommend adopting your new cat rather than buying. There are tons of cute kitties in the care of both places looking for families, and there’s almost never a shortage of adoptable cats in the area.

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Rock music cabaret to raise money for mental health organization Moose Jaw Express Staff

Get ready to honour the music legends of old as part of a fundraiser to support mental health. The fourth annual Rock is Dead rock cabaret fundraiser takes place on Friday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 9 at The Exchange in Regina. A group of music lovers have come together to perform and raise funds for Music Heals, a Canadian charity that generates money for, and awareness of, music’s role in sound mental health. The Friday night show features a 10-piece band and sing644 Duffield St W

ers paying tribute to past legends of rock, funk and disco. The show on Saturday turns the spotlight on the great music of departed rock and metal legends. Both nights are open to music fans of all ages. Tickets are $20 each, or $30 to those purchasing tickets for both nights. They are available online through The Exchange, as well as at Madame Yes in Regina and Vintage Vinyl in Regina and Moose Jaw. Visit or call 306-780-9495.

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Unique 4 bedroom split level design with an awesome backyard and heated in-ground pool! Formal dining room, single attached garage, located in downtown Moose Jaw!

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933 Hochelaga St W - $104,900 Jennifer Patterson 306-684-9267

$259,900 Recent renovations, New Water, Shingles, Kitchen, Flooring, Fixtures, Trim, Interior and Exterior Doors...Double Pane PVC Windows Kitchen / Dining Room Area with Bright White Cabinetry Back Entry with Closets, Laundry Area, Large 4 Piece Bath Good Sized Bedrooms, Lower Level with a Family Room and additional Bedrooms, Renovated Back Porch. Double Detached Garage with Add on Work Shop.



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

Well maintained slab home located in the Palliser area close to elementary schools. No stairs makes this an ideal retirement home for someone looking to downsize. New water heater. Two storage sheds and the carport could be enclosed to create a single car garage.

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