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Workshops to give residents tools to identify signs of suicide Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Giving people the tools to better identify signs of suicide — especially in youths — can potentially save lives and connect sufferers with resources, according to the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). To ensure residents have the information to help others who are considering suicide or expressing such thoughts, the Moose Jaw chapter of the CMHA is hosting three workshops, with two of the events in partnership with Journey to Hope. “There’s a really big need (for this training),” said Nema Atsu, executive director of the CMHA Moose Jaw chapter. “As long as people die by suicide, there’s always a need. “These courses get people prepared to see the signs that somebody may be having thoughts of suicide and (can) know how to talk to them and know how to connect them to resources that can help them.” To register for any of these events, all of which take place at the Crescent Park Event Centre at 262 Athabasca Street East, call 306-692-4240 or email Becoming a suicide alert helper SafeTalk: Suicide Alertness For Everyone takes place on Tuesday, Oct. 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. The cost is free to anyone who lives within the former File Hills Health Region boundaries, while it is $50 for everyone else. The training helps prepare anyone over the age of 15 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide firstaid resources. Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help to stay safe, according to the event’s Facebook page. As a trained suicide alert helper, residents will be better able to: • Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide • Identify people who have thoughts of suicide • Apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep Safe) to connect a person with

Nema Atsu, the executive director of the CMHA Moose Jaw chapter. Photo by Jason G. Antonio

suicide thoughts to suicide first aid or intervention caregivers Helping children cope Tattered Teddies: A Workshop About Suicide in Children takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 1 to 5 p.m. This workshop provides information and interventions targeted specifically to children under age 12. The cost is free to anyone in the former File Hills Health Region boundaries, while it is $85 for everyone else. Suicidal behaviour in children under age 12 is a subject of growing concern for those who work with them, the event Facebook page says. Suicide is the second-leading cause of death in youths behind car collisions. Such thoughts and attempts in children have sometimes been overlooked, denied or ignored.

This workshop offers practical approaches for those working with children and anyone who may be at risk of suicide. Intervention approaches build on the skills taught in the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) as it applies to children. This is an interactive workshop that includes group discussions, mini-lectures and case studies. “We are definitely seeing (an increase in) youths calling for peer support and mental health issues,” Atsu said. Youths may be considering suicide more as a way to cope, she explained. Kids and young adults are facing more stress in life, especially socially and on social media. They don’t have the skills to handle these challenges, so they act out hoping to receive help. By giving them coping skills, this can ensure youths and children find hope while reducing the stigma around talking about this, she added. Preventing suicide in youths Straight Talk: Preventing Suicide in Youths takes place on Thursday, Oct. 3 from 1 to 5 p.m. The workshop is for anyone who works with youths aged 12 to 24. It discusses strategies to strengthen the protective factors of youth at risk of suicide. Straight Talk encompasses the developmental, cognitive, and emotional differences found within this age group, the event Facebook page says. Intervention strategies are explored that are relevant to the age group by stories and case studies. This workshop will participants recognize the prevalence of youth suicide; identify suicidal and self-harm behaviour in youths; identify protective factors, risk factors and warning signs in youths; and confidently transfer care of a youth to a caregiver, including but not limited to a parent, guardian, professional, or community resource. All participants will receive a certificate at the end of the workshop. This workshop is recognized by the Canadian Accreditation Council of Human Services (CACOHS).

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Habitat for Humanity Colour Run brings fun in the sun for a good cause Annual event expected to raise more than $10,000 for local charity Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

The Habitat for Humanity Colour Run has taken off as one of the highest-grossing charity events in Moose Jaw. In their first three years, the annual run has raised just over $35,000, with the most recent edition held recently, it was expected to boost that total well into the $45,000 range and beyond. To see the Colour Run defines why this event has become so popular, so fast.

Habitat for Humanity fund development committee chair Heidi Tiller presents Patrick Page with a certificate honouring their Platinum sponsorship.

“The community has been really good about supporting this event over the years and we’re really happy with how much it’s grown,â€? said Heidi Tiller, Habitat for Humanity fund development committee chair. “There’s still quite a bit of effort that goes into it, but what we’ve implemented over the years makes it easier for people to register, show up and then from our side at the Habitat for Humanity, things go really smoothly‌ It’s a fun event and it’s great to see people have a good time with it.â€? Around 300 people took part in the 2019 edition in Wakamow Valley, with the start-finish line at the speed skating oval quickly becoming a cloud of coloured dust as runners crossed the finish line. “We’re up from about 200 in years two and three, so that’s just fantastic and we’re really happy to see that kind of turnout,â€? Tiller said. “I think people are really encouraging their friends and family to come out and we’re doing our best to get the word out, too.â€? The Color Run kicked off with a special $5,000 donation from SaskWater manager of corporate communications Courtney Mihalicz, marking a contin-

It wouldn’t be the Colour Run without one final group throw to close out the event.

uation of the organization’s long-standing support for both the run and Habitat for Humanity in general. “SaskWater has been great, they’ve always supported our events over the year and this past year we’ve been having more conversations with them, and they’ve made some more commitments, including $5,000 they donated at the beginning of the year,� Tiller said.

“The community has been really good about supporting this event over the years and we’re really happy with how much it’s grown,� - Heidi Tiller, Habitat for Humanity fund development committee chair

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“Then Courtney reached out to me and said they’d be willing to donate another $5,000, so that was fantastic. It goes to our ninth build, making that a possibility and making it a little more at ease for us since we always have to make sure we have a certain amount of money in the bank before moving forward. Every

Courtney Mihalicz, manager of corporate communications with SaskWater, presents Habitat for Humanity fund development committee chair Heidi Tiller with a cheque for $5,000 during the Colour Run opening ceremonies.

cent we can raise helps.� The ninth build is currently well underway at 914 Ominica St. West, and volunteers are still needed to bring the project to completion. “They have siding and everything up, so it’s coming along nicely,� Tiller said. Anyone is interested in volunteering can go to the Habitat for Humanity Moose Jaw site, where all the information for local projects can be found and those interested can sign up and come out to help on the build. h t t p s: // h a b i t a t r e g i n a .c a / h a b i tat-moose-jaw


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One Thousand Kilometres of Highways Improved This Season MLA’s Column

Warren Michelson

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Travellers who checked the Highway Hotline website map this construction season would have seen a lot of orange pylon icons indicating construction. The Government of Saskatchewan invested more than $700 million in highways this year, improving about 1,000 kilometres of provincial roadways. Much of this work has been completed but highway construction crews will continue working in the fall season. In our local area, the drive north on Highway 2 is now much safer and more pleasant with new passing lanes completed at the end of July. Work has been completed on Highway 202, going out to Buffalo Pound Lake, to repair damage from high water levels in past years. The road has been widened, re-surfaced, and a new culvert installed, improving safety and making it more convenient. The Enhanced Intersection Safety Program, focused on safety and improvements to dozens of intersections across the province, was launched this year. This multiyear plan will fund intersection safety enhancements including rumble strips, clearing of sight triangles, guardrails and lighting. The intersection of Highway 1 and Kalium Road is one of these projects. Work is underway to add extended turning lanes and high-speed entrance and exit ramps. The Ninth Avenue N.W. intersection at the TransCanada Highway remains a high priority as the Ministry of Highways continues to work with the City of Moose Jaw on an entrance design that allows for future development. Such a strategy will examine intersections into the City


to provide safer entrances/exits to Highway 1. Construction of the Regina Bypass, the largest transportation infrastructure project in Saskatchewan’s history, is on schedule for completion at the end of October. The Bypass will boost traffic safety; help with traffic flow in and around Regina; improve links to the national highway system; and increase efficiency for truckers and shippers moving goods. This is the first transportation infrastructure project in Saskatchewan to be completed in a public-private partnership (P3). With a P3, the team that builds the bypass must maintain it in “like-new� condition for 30 years. Ernst & Young verified that the P3 method will save Saskatchewan people $380 million on this particular project. With harvest underway, more farm machinery and heavy trucks are moving around on Saskatchewan roads. Drivers and farmers are reminded to keep safety a top priority during harvest. Please take extra precautions when passing slow-moving farm equipment and be respectful of other drivers. Producers need to ensure lights are working and adjusted before moving equipment on highways and to regularly inspect and maintain their equipment. If you’re planning to take advantage of beautiful Saskatchewan fall days to travel, check the Highway Hotline at for information on construction, emergency road closures, the status of ferries and other road activities. Information is also available by calling 511. You can also report a highway work zone signing problem by calling 306-244-5535. Most importantly, please follow speed limit and other construction zone signs to keep our workers safe. The Government of Saskatchewan has invested $9 billion in highways infrastructure since 2008, improving more than 14,000 kilometres of provincial highways. With improvements to our highways, and drivers being safety conscious, life will be better and safer for all the people of our province. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.

Business will continue as the marquee is replaced at theLarissa Mae Wilson theater Kurz Although replacement of the Cultural Centre’s marquee has begun and there may be some construction going on in front of the Mae Wilson Theatre, the businesses in that area will remain open, including the Box Office which can be accessed through the north doors of the Cultural Centre. The marquee replacement project is being undertaken to preserve the historical identity of the Mae Wilson Theatre, formerly the Capitol Theatre, which was declared a heritage site in 2001. Completion of the project is expected by Sept. 27, weather permitting.

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Last Mortlach grain elevator being torn down By Ron Walter - For Moose Jaw Express

Phone: 306.694.1322 Fax: 888.241.5291 32 Manitoba St. West, Moose Jaw SK S6H 1P7

Publisher: Robert Ritchie - Editor: Joan Ritchie - Sales: Wanda Hallborg - Bob Calvert - Gladys Baigent-Therens - Steve Seida - Special Sales Thank you to all the contributing writers, without your time and support, the paper would not look the same. Send your stories, events and pictures to; Joan Ritchie Ron Walter Joyce Walter

Jason Antonio Larissa Kurz

Randy Palmer Dr. Steven Heidinger Wanda Smith

One of our journalist reporters covers City Council meetings every time they are scheduled, minus the numerous in-closed-door sessions where the public and media are locked out. The Moose Jaw Express/ Moose Jaw Today fairly and accurately report the information that is presented to the media in these meetings, as well as we publish numerous letters to the editor and columns reflecting public opinion. Joan Ritchie I think the people of Moose EDITOR Jaw are astute and in-tune enough to see the writing on the wall and make their own decisions as to the pothole-ridden road we are going down… Just a few short weeks ago, in a report, the city said that positive economic trends are contributing to an upbeat picture on how the [city] finances are going here in Moose Jaw. The report indicated that the population here is 33,890 and [the city] has reserves of more than $107 million, which means its per capita reserve amount is $3,166.95 (Aug. 28th edition of Moose Jaw Express)… although most of that reserve money has been designated for medium-and long-term investment in the stock market on speculation without a guaranteed return (visit link to story of July 12, 2019 on Moose Jaw Today https:// . This spring, the City of Moose Jaw doled out huge pay increases to entities in the police service (by contract), fire department (by arbitration), and to the mayor and councillors at City Hall (just because they felt they deserved one)…all of this under the auspices of the city’s coffers. I am not disputing that some of these positions may warrant a raise but…many of these raises are over-the-top even in comparison to the rate of inflation and with benefit packages that are not sustainable; and many of the wages were already over-the-top prior to the increase, as far as I can see. Please note the council articles in this edition (September 25th, 2019) that indicate that city council is proposing an infrastructure tax levy on all taxable properties of $100 and could be implemented next year; as well as the city administration tentatively suggesting a tax increase to 3.25 per cent to offset expected revenue shortfalls. These revenue shortfalls are possibly due to the zero population & business growth in the last 60 years here, in opposition to the 15% employment growth at City Hall. Potentially, proposed on the tax levy, tax increases and all other utility increases, you could possibly see a tax increase of about 8% upcoming. Where do you think the money will come from for these levies and tax increases? From the City of Moose Jaw taxpayers of course, and I wonder how many of them have received a substantial wage increase recently to offset their deficits? A little unbalanced accounting, I think…taking from the pockets of the regular joes to pad the pockets of perceived ‘fat-cats’ who possibly think more highly of themselves than they ought to in decision-making positions. I think the city doesn’t have a revenue problem but a spending problem. Folks, if you haven’t already figured it out, the economic situation here in Moose Jaw is far from what you are led to believe. People in business in this town have told us that things aren’t as rosy as presumed, and the word on the street is that tourism numbers were down this year, as well. 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.

The last Prairie sentinel in the village of Mortlach is being torn down by a contractor. The Paterson Company wooden crib grain elevator was recently closed and scheduled for demolition. Built around 1916 at the peak of Mortlach’s population of 700 the elevator had served local farmers for 103 years but fell victim to a company strategy of large concrete elevators. Mortlach had six grain elevator companies in 1930. By the 1970s there were only three. The United Grain Grower unit closed after the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool acquired UGG. The pool elevator was demolished in 2010. The demolition contractor posted $20,000 to ensure clean-up of the site. The wooden crib elevator, once the landmark for towns, has lost ground to concrete terminals. About 2,000 of the wooden crib structures used to operate in Saskatchewan. Ron Walter can be reached at



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British Home Child Day September 28 Greetings September 28th is British Home Child Day in Canada On February 7, 2018, the Government of Canada declared September 28th of every year national British Home Child Day recognizing the contributions made by over 100,000 British Home Children who were brought to this country as child immigrants and indentured laborers between 1869 and 1948.

gether they moved to Moose Jaw where they lived, raised their three children, and laid to rest in Rosedale Cemetery. My Grandmother confirmed to us the trauma of sailing to Canada, of being indentured out, treated poorly, and the loneliness of being split from any family. Remembering my grandmother, I support the British Home Children Advocacy & Research Association and its reminder for us to remember the British Home Children, many of whom we descend from.

As 2019 marks the 150th (sesquicentennial) year since the first BHC arrived in Canada, the British Home Children Advocacy & Research Association (BHCARA) is asking communities in Canada and the UK to participate in a Beacons of Light tribute by illuminating memorials, monuments, buildings or other areas with the colors of the BHCARA. It is a symbolic gesture showing these children are not forgotten. Many Canadian & UK cities have agreed to participate.

As other families in Moose Jaw and the surrounding communities may also have an interest in remembering British Home Children, I am writing with optimism that the Moose Jaw Express might mention September 28 is British Home Child Day in Canada.

The reason I am writing to the Express, is that our grandmother, Ellen (Ward) McCrady was a British Home Child. At age 15, she was uprooted from England in 1910 and sent with many other children to Canada and indentured out to farms in the Peterborough area. When she was old enough, she found work and met her husband Charles McCrady. To-

Keith McCrady (Saskatoon), Rob McCrady (Calgary), Bill McCrady (Edmonton), Donna McCrady (Toronto), Gloria Wright (1943-2013) (Moose Jaw).

On behalf of grandchildren all born and raised in Moose Jaw

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Sk Veterans I would like to inform your readers about two very special medals that are available for our veterans. These are the National Order of the Legion of Honour from France and the Ambassador for Peace Medal from the Republic of Korea. Our veterans of the Second World War and the Korean War have both fought hard and made tremendous sacrifices, and they have both won the greatest level of respect and thanks we can give them. The Government of France is awarding their highest medal to all living Canadian veterans who directly helped to liberate their country between June 6 and August 30, 1944. The Republic of Korea is presenting its Ambassador for Peace Medal to all Canadian Veterans who participated in the Korean War and its peace keeping operations between 1950 and 1955. Living veterans or the families of veterans who have passed away may be eligible to receive this special medal from Korea. National Order of the Legion of

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Ron & Brenda Halstead preparing for retirement Larissa Kurz

After nearly 50 years at Halstead Denture Clinic, owner Ron Halstead is retiring from the business at the end of September. The clinic, which was opened by Ron’s father in 1963, will be passed over to his daughter Lynn, who has been working alongside Ron since 2000. Ron followed his father into the denture field right after high school, joining the family business in 1972. When his father retired in 1987, Ron became the owner of the clinic alongside his wife, Brenda. Halstead Denture has been a part of the Moose Jaw business community for a very long time, first opening at its original location at the Churchhill Hotel before moving to 32 River St. E. In 2017, Halstead Denture Clinic once again moved from its location on River St. to a new building just across the street at 43 River St. E. Of all the years he’s been in the business, Ron found that his favourite part has always been his clients.

Ron and Brenda Halstead, who have owned and operated Halstead Denture Clinic since taking over in 1987. (supplied) “I’ve enjoyed every day of going to work. I’ve met lots of wonderful people over the years, through the business, and I’ve

Familiar hands taking over at family-owned denture clinic

had a wonderful patient base,” said Ron. “That’s what I’ll miss the most, seeing the people that I work with and the people that I meet.” Now that he’s looking to his retirement, Ron admits that he expects he will miss seeing his clients the most — many of which who have been coming to him for a number of years.

At Halstead Denture clinic, Ron and Lynn have always made the experience about the patient, tailoring each appointment and consultation to provide the most thorough service. As for career highlights, a moment that immediately came to mind was winning the Pioneer Excellence Award at the Moose Jaw Business Excellence Awards in 2012. Ron is looking forward to doing some relaxing and traveling in his retirement and he is proud to see Lynn taking over sole ownership of the business, making Halstead Denture Clinic a third-generation business. “I know my dad was proud of me when I took over from him and both Brenda and I are very proud of Lynn for going into the same field, and enjoying it as much as I did, and seeing our business go for a few more decades,” said Ron. Ron had a message of gratitude for the community and surrounding area. “Thank you for the 47 plus years of continued support for me, and more than that for my father, and our daughter Lynn looks forward to the same support in the future,” said Ron.

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With Ron Halstead planning to retire from his family business at the end of September, daughter Lynn Halstead is preparing to become the sole owner of Halstead Denture Clinic. Lynn’s takeover will make Halstead Denture Clinic a third-generation owned and operated business here in Moose Jaw, as her grandfather began the business in 1963. Lynn began her time at the clinic first as a receptionist, working alongside her parents until a spark of interest took hold. “It was nothing that I dreamt of as a little girl,” admitted Lynn. “But working with my dad [following high school] in the receptionist aspect of things, I was able to see what he did . . . and Lynn Halstead will be taking over it was something that I bet that I could find a Halstead Denture Clinic when passion for.” her father retires at the end of the After completing her denturist course in 2000, month. (supplied) Lynn joined her father at the clinic as a certified denturist. The pair are proud of the expert level of care and service they are able to offer their clients, and Lynn has no plans to change that. “It has had its ups and downs throughout the last 20 years,” said Lynn. “With the move that we did in 2017, with the new building, the patient experience is a lot better . . . and to be able to have [Ron] here, and then be working side by side, it’s just been really good.” With Ron’s retirement on the horizon, Lynn will be stepping up into a role that she has been preparing for very seriously. “It is exciting, and I knew this day eventually would come and I am looking forward to the opportunity and the challenges of owning a business here in Moose Jaw,” said Lynn. For those who know of Halstead Denture Clinic, Lynn assures them that things won’t be changing too much. She is excited about the new advances in technology becoming available and is hoping to be able to bring them to the clinic as they develop. “I’m excited about where the dental industry is going and what challenges lie ahead for me, not just in the practice itself but also with the new technology,” said Lynn. In being a part of a third-generation business like this, Lynn is proud to see the continued reminder of the good work and trustworthy clientele both her father and grandfather have fostered in the community. “[Being a third-generation], it shows the longevity of our patient base, and that’s what my grandpa started so many years ago and my dad continued to follow suit, and now that I am also continuing too,” said Lynn. “I’d like to thank my dad and mom for the continued support, and how Ron has been able to guide and mentor me over the years, to set me up with a positive experience that I am able to continue on with,” said Lynn. “And also to thank the clientele for their continued support, and I look forward to serving everybody in the future.”



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Last Mountain Lake drive finds mud wall house, closed trading post By Ron Walter - For Moose Jaw Express

Our visit to the Simpson museum over, we headed for the Nokomis Museum, taking the road past the national Last Mountain Lake Wildlife Area. This is the oldest wildlife reserve in Canada, dating to 1887, well known for whooping crane sightings during migration. The small interpretive centre is being enlarged. A bridge damaged by 2015 floods has been repaired, allowing visitors to take the scenic mile tour around the lake tips. Sightings included pelicans, ducks, willet shorebirds, an American avocet, great blue heron and a red-tailed hawk whose flight frustrated the camera three times. The Nokomis Museum is located in an

old CNR station and attached to another building. The museum offers rooms dedicated to garage, blacksmith, general store, military schools, orange Lodge and IOOF. Lots of photos grace the walls with a neat set of photos depicting the province’s round barns. Two of them are in the Nokomis area. The wildlife exhibit we had heard so much about was small and disappointing with mounted birds and animals. Lunch at the hotel, no pie, then we headed south on the east side of Last Mountain Lake driving through Govan, Duval and Strasbourg. All are neat and tidy. A statue of a whooping crane greets visitors to Govan. The numerous new houses at Duval were surprising. My friend


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found his favourite Strasbourg meat shop was closed. His family used to have a cottage on the lake. He recalled heading to the Strasbourg beer parlour with family one day. They didn’t stay long. A storm blew out the hotel door and they headed out to see if the cottage was still there. At Bulyea we stopped at the cairn commemorating the province’s first Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Elevator, removed several years ago due to decay. When we got to Silton Keith took a turn west to find the Longlaketon Cemetery and his great-grandfather’s grave. We took a wrong but rewarding turn. A century old mud house stood in a little clearing. The wooden roof is dilapidat-

ed, but the mud walls seem intact. At the 1886 Longlaketon Cemetery, one of the oldest in Saskatchewan, we found the grave. We found an expensive tree trunk shaped memorial dated 1905. Heading on we stopped at the historic 19th century Hudson Bay Company trading post along the highway. Unfortunately, the buildings are no longer open. Everything was locked up. Three cars of visitors were disappointed at this victim of provincial budget cuts in the few minutes we were there. One more quick stop for ice cream outside Lumsden and we headed home. Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@


Province should quit using teachers, students as political pawns Adding robotics courses to the Saskatchewan Grades 7-12 curriculum is a brilliant plan even if Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and B.C. are two years ahead of this province in robotics education. Having coding of computer programs on the curriculum will benefit students. Comby Ron Walter puters, their operation and data manipulation are becoming commonly needed skills for the workplace. Although this a bright spot in the provincial education scene, much of the scenario is clouded as the province prepares to ignore issues of classroom size and salaries to keep the deficit under control. The Saskatchewan Government appeared ready to go head on against teachers and other employees in the education process by demanding teachers take a 3.67 per cent cut in salary for the last two years. That government stand was solid even though MLAs took a 2.3 per cent salary increase this year. An arbitrator foiled government salary cutting plans

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with an award to teachers of one per cent this year and none for last year. The province has said it will pick up the increased cost instead of dumping it on school boards as was done previously. A Saskatchewan Teachers Federation (STF) bargaining survey showed for the first time ever salaries aren’t the number one issue. Classroom size and classroom composition rated as the top issues of concern for teachers. With frequent classes of 30 to 40 students, teachers have little time for students with extra needs. One disruptive student in a class can dramatically change the ability to teach or of students to learn. Another STF survey found 96 per cent of the province’s 13,500 teachers use their own money to buy supplies and equipment for their classes. And over half spend $500 on their classes. That may not seem so much when teacher salaries range from $46,000 to start to $95,000 after 10 years. Perhaps the Saskatchewan Government is betting the size of teacher salaries will reduce supporters’ concerns about teacher salaries and education funding. This government realized the 2018-19 budget mistake when it cut school board funding by $54 million

— about three per cent – from the $1.9 billion budget. Extra funding in two tranches of $30 million and $26 million is still insufficient. The Saskatchewan Government is trying to ignore increased school enrolments across the province without adequate increased funding. Our students are our future: our future workers, our future teachers, doctors, lawyers, IT workers, business operators, and leaders. An adequate education is essential to provide students with skills they need to survive and get ahead in their chosen fields. That is not happening in Saskatchewan, not even with the new robotics courses. Nor is it happening in Alberta and Ontario where similar conservative-minded governments use education costs as a whipping boy to reduce overspending. Teachers and students should not be used as political footballs by governments seeking someone to blame for deficits. 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 A wallet-sized gold press card was my accreditation Former mayors, the late Scoop Lewry and Herb Taylor, would be appalled at the attitudes of city officials as they attempt to justify the contents and intent of the media section in the city’s proposed communications handbook. Both Lewry and Taylor were Joyce Walter the most transparent mayors For Moose Jaw Express of my many years of ing city hall and city council. In fact, if I missed a morning when I didn’t poke my head into their office, they called to make sure I was OK, and was there anything I needed from them. When I did need information from them, they were always available, either at the office or at home (although it was seldom necessary to invade their supper hour.) Other than a wallet-sized press card signed by the mayor and police chief, there was never a hint that we even needed that document in order to sit in council chambers, either on the public benches or at one of the three chairs provided for the media in the council chambers where I first began covering council. Those chairs were so close to one row of aldermen and

alderwomen that we could have reached out and touched them, and they had the same access. That made for some interesting conversations both before and after the meetings. Photographers and camera operators were also free to work from a close vantage point without being told the floor of the chambers was off limits to the working media, unless a specific invitation was issued. Then council chambers were renovated, suddenly the reporters were sent to perch like roosters far and away from the elected officials and department leaders. No longer was there a congenial atmosphere and suddenly it appeared that mayor and council were segregated from the unwashed, away from the probing questions and tape recorders and notebooks of media representatives. And now, the spectre of accreditation has reared its head. If a reporter is hired by a media outlet that should be accreditation enough to cover city politics. What special qualifications does anyone at city hall have to rule that this reporter will receive accreditation while that one will be turned down? If a columnist has written something unflattering about an elected official, you can bet your boots that that will result in a failed accreditation application. Will the photographer who regularly features the mayor or councillors with their smiling faces posed over a ribbon cutting receive more points than the photographer who takes

photos of regular citizens and doesn’t fawn all over an elected person? Will a reporter who has been denied accreditation be denied a seat among other citizens in council chambers or does accreditation only cover the perch at the top of the room? Will councillors get a vote on which reporter is to be voted off the island and will there be an appeal process? Municipal government is the very grassroots of governance and should not be compared to provincial or federal policies about accreditation. I could be mistaken but it might be easier to get a response from the premier or prime minister than from local officials, barring the communications manager who is being tasked with being the go-between, the buffer between those we have elected and the electorate. We are indeed living in interesting times and I’m not sure Scoop Lewry and Herb Taylor would be impressed. Joyce Walter can be reached at Editor’s note: The proposed communications policy was to be discussed at the Sept. 23 council meeting. This column was written prior to that meeting.

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Poor weather conditions taking a toll on local U-pick farms Larissa Kurz

With summer in the rearview mirror, two local U-pick produce farms are hoping that next year’s season will be more fruitful for their small businesses. A dry spring and winter fell heavily on Saskatchewan producers this year, and not for the first time. As Vicki Derksen noted, this is the third year in a row that she has seen a dry start to the summer season, which forced her U-pick just outside of Caronport, Grandpa’s Garden, to remain closed to the public.

“It’s really hard when you want to do something in terms of offerings this to people, and not being able to do it just because of the weather,” said Derksen. Derksen admitted this was the third year she has seen crop failure in her strawberries, and the difficult weather actually caused her to lose about 40 per cent of her raspberry crop. Although raspberries and strawberries aren’t the only fruit the Garden has available to pick, the loss is still a blow to the business. 190946G0 190946G1 190946G3 190946G4

Nor-Be-Ann Cherry Orchard, a U-pick just east of Moose Jaw, was also closed for the season this summer. The Moose Jaw Express was unable to reach Nor-BeAnn’s for comment, although a post to their Facebook page attributed the closure to “a late frost and other factors.” Bend in the River Berries, located south of Moose Jaw, also saw a poor growing year for sour cherries, plums and raspberries and a late ripening of haskap berries this season as well. Although Derksen has other branches of her business to supplement the Garden’s closure, the abysmal growing season was still disheartening to see. She hopes that conditions will improve for next year, both for herself and her clientele. “We’d love to be able to continue doing it, but we’ll see what happens next year,” said Derksen. “We’ve seen so many extremes with the weather [lately], which

are not great for fruit. They don’t like it.” U-picks have a unique kind of draw, said Derksen, because they offer an experience that so many people may otherwise never get to have — especially those in an urban environment without garden space. She expressed concern for the future of U-picks as a business structure because although people come in and do their own leg work, maintaining the crops is still a lot of work. And for Derksen, the poor weather isn’t helping with that workload. “I wonder if the whole U-pick thing really has a kind of a limited lifespan, just because it takes so much time, effort, energy on the part of the people who own it,” said Derksen. “Tough weather conditions don’t make it any easier.” For now, time will only tell if this fall’s moisture will be enough to revive local fruit crops to their usual glory.

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Victory Church of Moose Jaw Celebrates 25 Years!

1994 was a time when many people were moving away. However, several families took a risk, quit their jobs and moved from various places in the Prairie Provinces to Moose Jaw with a particular vision. They came with a calling from God to plant a church that would help make a positive impact on this city and in the lives of people here. Although it took a lot of work, sacrifice, and faith, that handful of faithful believers saw God bless the work again and again. In fact, 132 people attended the very first service which was held at the Heritage Inn during the fall of 1994. Over time, many people came and went, but by the end of the first year, “Victory Church of Moose Jaw” was established. Miraculously, during

their first year, the little group of folks that had committed themselves to this new venture were able to buy a building on Hall Street for their church. Over the next 4 years the congregation grew in numbers and strength as they continued to meet every week and hold outreaches and events throughout the city. It grew so much and so quickly that by 1998 they had outgrown the Hall Street location. So they embarked on a huge venture and purchased the old Loblaw’s grocery store on Main Street. From this location, the church has continued to grow and reach more and more people. Now, 25 years later, there are over 500 people who attend every Sunday and close to 1000 people who call Victory Church home.

Exercise and the Migraineur by Dr. Steven Heidinger, Moose Jaw Chiropractor In my office I meet a lot of patients with migraines. I meet a lot of patients who medicate for their migraines. I meet a lot of patients who medicate for their migraines who still get migraines. I meet a lot of patients who have migraines and do not exercise. According to Statistics Canada, data from 2010-2011, the prevalence of migraine diagnosis among Canadians is over

“Who would have thought, that from those humble beginnings, the faith and sacrifice of a few would result in such a powerful impact on literally thousands of lives and families in this city over these 25 years?” asks current Lead Pastor Dan Godard. “Many of those who gave their hearts to Christ in the early years still form the core of our church today. A church that has, despite the odds, flourished in its mission to lead people to know, love and serve Jesus here in Moose Jaw. We are so thankful for all the people of Moose Jaw. The businesses, the media, the schools, colleges, churches and ministries that we have had the opportunity to partner with have been fantas-

8 percent. One third of migraine sufferers claim it negatively effects their employment. Stats Canada claims that many of the 2.7 migraineurs in Canada have associated medication use, depression and sleep disorder. So yes, migraines are a big deal, even if they don’t affect you directly. A recent review (2019) of research showing the effects of aerobic exercise on migraines reveals evidence that migraine sufferers should be using exercise to better manage their headaches. Half of the studies reviewed showed significant positive effects for the migraineurs tested. Reduced number of migraine days suffered, reduced pain severity and a decrease effect of migraines on quality of life were reported. The studies varied with the type of aerobic exercise used. Brisk walking, jogging, cycling and a mixture of all three were used in the various studies. Duration of exercise ranged from 30 to 45 minutes. Exercise is well-known in its ability to help modulate pain

tic. We have a wonderful city and of course, our mission is not finished. We are celebrating 25 years, but we have only just begun!” Victory Church is celebrating its 25th Anniversary on Sunday, September 29th with services at 9 & 11am and at 6pm and they have chosen as their theme, “Just Getting Started”. Several of the pastors who have been a part of the church over the years will be at the celebration along with dignitaries from the area. They would like to extend the invitation to everyone in Moose Jaw and the surrounding communities to join them for cake and celebrations on Sunday, September 29th!

and with its other positive side effects such as weight loss, improved blood sugar management, and reduced blood pressure, why wouldn’t a migraine sufferer try exercise? Especially since medications often come with a variety of negative side effects. According to, certain natural supplements are recommended as alternatives to pharmaceuticals as well. Co-enzyme Q10 and L-carnitine have been shown to aid in the prevention of migraines. As a previous migraine sufferer, I know how debilitating these types of headaches can be. For me, I credit exercise and chiropractic care as the reason I have been over 35 years migraine-free. 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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Volunteer talks changes in community over last 50 years Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Long-time volunteer Usha Sharma has seen many changes during her 50 years of living in Moose Jaw, including changes to how immigrants have been received and supported. Sharma, 77, is well-known for her work in the community, particularly at the Newcomer Welcome Centre, the Moose Jaw Multicultural Centre, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Riverside Mission and at St. Aidan Anglican Church’s Sunday lunches. She has also taught language classes in both school divisions, worked with church groups to help them better understand Hinduism, and provides translation services for the Moose Jaw Police Service since she speaks four languages. “In our culture, for volunteering, you earn your destiny. For the exchange of money, you earn your living,” she said. “So everybody should do volunteer work.” To celebrate her work with the immigrant community, the Indian-born volunteer is holding come-and-go meals at her home on Tuesday, Oct. 1, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., from 1 to 3:30 p.m., and in the evening. Anyone interested in attending is encouraged to RSVP by calling 306692-8456. Coming to Canada Sharma left India in 1966 at age 24 and moved to England to be with her husband, Hari. They moved to Toronto in December 1968, before moving to Saskatoon. The couple finally settled in Moose Jaw in October 1969, after Hari found a job at Valley View Centre. Three of their four children were later born here. Daughter Dr. Leneela Sharma lives in Edmonton, daughter Gagan lives in Calgary, son Dr. Vishal lives in Calgary, and daughter Loveleen lives in New York. She began working at the centre in 1972 and over the next few decades, worked in nearly every department. She worked mostly evenings and weekends while her husband worked days. Sharma believes volunteering is important. This is why she has helped at the Multicultural Centre since it formed in 1974. She has used her experiences in Moose Jaw to help new immigrants understand how life works here. She also volunteered with a group called the Immigrant Women of Saskatchewan — Moose Jaw chapter, which

Hari and Usha Sharma pose for a picture in their home in Moose Jaw. The couple has lived here for 50 years, so Usha is holding a come-and-go meal to honour their time here and her time volunteering. Photo by Jason G. Antonio formed in 1983. It later changed its name to the International Women’s Society. One aspect of Canadian life Sharma noticed early on was Canadians didn’t invite immigrants into their homes that often. Not having any family in Moose Jaw made it a lonely experience for her for 10 years, but she took ceramic classes to meet and socialize with others. However, she chuckled, she didn’t talk with the young women in the class — Sharma was 27 at the time — since they talked about the boyfriends and going to bars. “I was a mother and my kids were my priority,” she said. “I worked around the kids.” Changing cultural traditions It also took Sharma 10 years to retrain habits she had developed living elsewhere, she explained. For example, she dressed up in cultural clothing in India. However, that changed when she moved to Canada. Her Ukrainian neighbours told her they too had dressed up culturally

when they arrived, but changed clothing styles once they settled in the community. So, Sharma started wearing pants instead of dresses. With a laugh, Sharma said there was a dress code at Valley View where nurses’ aids had to wear dresses. She wore those dresses — with pants underneath. “Moose Jaw is important (to me) because … I have never lived anywhere that long (for 50 years). I love it,” Sharma said. The community is small, which she appreciates. Her children — who moved away — attempted to move her and Hari to another city, but were unsuccessful. Sharma pointed out she never left because she became friends with her kids’ friends’ parents, developed friendships through work, and created solid contacts while volunteering. Sharma has seen Moose Jaw evolve during her five decades living here and named some changes she noticed over the years. Some changes included: no Ninth Avenue Southwest bridge, a fire hall used to be downtown, and Safeway used to be where Western Nissan is now. She added that Yara is actually a Hindu word meaning friendship. Challenges to new immigrants New immigrants face challenges when they come today, Sharma said. Speaking English is difficult, while they aren’t able to celebrate their cultural festivals in the same way. Such festivals are celebrated on a larger scale in big cities such as Regina or Saskatoon. Having lived on three continents, Sharma has seen similar problems everywhere but in different amounts. For example, she noted divorce rates are higher in North America, while poverty used to be higher in India but is now similar in Canada. However, she noticed that army personnel are more accepting of immigrants since they have travelled the world as part of their deployments. Sharma believes the government should support immigrants in the short-term, but neighbours and society should provide assistance in the long-term. “Because someone helped me, I should help others. In the Boy Scouts, you should do one good thing every day,” she added. “Once change starts here (in the mind), then the whole world … is the family.”


By Ron Walter For Moose Jaw Express

Family-owned business operations equal economic driver for Canadians Politicians like to cater to important sectors of voters with small business always being an area their talks praise and their promises supposedly assist. For one thing, small and medium business owners are part of that middle class, everyone but the NDP wants to 19094BB0

address. A study for the Family Enterprise Xchange Foundation by the Conference Board of Canada lays out just how small to medium family-owned business impacts the Canadian economy. The foundation believes “the future health and growth of the Canadian economy depends on a vibrant family enterprise community. “From the corner coffee shop to the home builder and the local manufacturer, from the farmer and the fish processor to the commercial real estate developer – family enterprises are found in all sectors of the economy.” Family-owned businesses account for 6.9 million jobs across Canada. Non-family owned enterprises generate five million jobs, compared with 3.7 million jobs in government and 2.8 million self-employed persons. Money-wise, family-owned businesses produced 35 per cent of Canada’s gross domestic product in 2017. That $574 billion is a lot of cash generation. Sector-wise, family business are everywhere: amounting to 80 per cent of agriculture, 75 per cent of accommodation and hospitality services, nearly 70 per cent of retailers, 65 per cent of mining and manufacturing. They account for about 62 per cent of enterprises in all sectors. In employment, family-owned business payrolls make up

80 per cent of agriculture and transportation/warehousing jobs, 70 per cent of accommodation and hospitality services and nearly 70 per cent of construction. On average, this business category has 8.1 employees compared with 17 for other types of business. Annual net income is $189,000 on average compared with $383,000 for non-family-owned operations. The mostly smaller-sized family businesses indicate why outrage was so strong when the federal government pulled back some of the tax benefits enjoyed by incorporated family-owned business. The federal tax changes were intended to make the small businesses corporations’ practice fairer with non-incorporated business. The feds backed away from some changes. No wonder politicians pay so much lip service to this area of voters. Not only are family businesses an essential part of the country but their employees understand the critical needs of business to keep them working. Most business studies of this nature would conclude by recommending changes in tax policy. This study makes reference to the need for competitiveness in taxes, but no call is made for lower taxes. Ron Walter can be reached at The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.

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Riverview Collegiate raises Treaty 4 flag during ceremony Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Riverview Collegiate raised the Treaty 4 flag over its school for the first time ever during a ceremony attended by students, teachers and the community. Students from Empire School gathered with students from the high school for the flag-raising on Sept. 16. An Aboriginal drum group performed several honour songs, while a hoop dancer demonstrated the 10 stages of creation based on Aboriginal teachings. The school’s rock band also performed a song called “The Secret Path� written by late Canadian rocker Gord Downey. Treaty 4 was signed on Sept. 15, 1874, between Aboriginal chiefs and the Canadian Crown. Raising the flag is an important step in recognizing the relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people, said elder Gerry Stonechild. The treaty is a document that is expected to be around for many years. The treaty flag, meanwhile, is distinctive and easily identifiable while it honours the past and future. “It is a symbol of unity. It represents all persons of Treaty 4 without distinctions of race, belief or opinions,� he continued. Aboriginal youths will find inspiration under the flag and passion to live in Treaty 4 territory, he continued.

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The Treaty 4 flag flies next to the Canadian flag over Riverview Collegiate. Photo by Jason G. Antonio By raising the flag, this starts the rebuilding of the treaty relationship and acknowledges its importance among all people. It also highlights the message of community and sharing with everyone. “It is not just a concept of putting up the flag; we are remembering the meaning of the flag,� Stonechild said,

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adding the flag’s message is clear: all people are welcome here. Kelly Grass, organizer of the school’s Treaty 4 group and school teacher, was event MC and participated in the drum group. He explained that he had a Treaty 4 flag donated to him, so he thought it was important to raise it in the spirit of reconciliation. He had flag poles ordered last year and installed on the school’s roof so several flags could fly. “Hopefully (the students) get the message that we are all treaty people and that we’re all one and we’re all in this together,â€? Grass said. “I’m hoping we can get a little bit more compassion from our students across the cultures ‌ .â€? Grass appreciated having good weather and the positive turnout of students, staff and school division employees. The truth and reconciliation process is why he started the Treaty 4 group, he added. He pointed out the group is also for students who are not Aboriginal. By knowing traditional Aboriginal culture and traditions, he thought it could lead to tolerance among peoples and traditions. The Treaty 4 group at Riverview Collegiate has existed for three years.

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Terry Fox Run once again a success in Moose Jaw Dozens of participants take part in famed annual cancer research fundraiser Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

When Terry Fox began his Marathon of Hope almost four decades go, the initial stages of his run went largely ignored and even resulted in him considering giving the whole thing up before he even made it through Quebec. Now, 39 years later and over $750 million raised in his name for cancer research, it’s safe to say the whole world couldn’t be happier that Terry Fox decided to give everything he had to help combat the disease that would eventually take his life. The Moose Jaw edition of the annual Terry Fox Run took place on Sunday, September 15th from Elk’s Field and was once again a great success, with dozens of runners and thousands of dollars raised for the Terry Fox Foundation. “It’s a tribute to Terry Fox’s legacy that this event still carries on in his name, and it shows the impact he’s had on people my age and older when he began his Marathon of Hope,” said Moose Jaw Run organizer Craig Hemingway. “Certainly, that had an impact, but the work of his family and foundation to keep that alive in so many ways has been incredible. Especially in the schools, you get that education and

A group of walkers taking part in the annual Terry Fox Run head out on the trails alongside Thatcher Drive. you see kids getting involved, like Vanier bringing a crew of runners out today. They weren’t alive when it all happened, but they’re learning about it and want to be a part of it. It shows the kind of impact his legacy has had.” Fox covered 5,373 kilometres over 143 days covering a circuitous route through the Maritimes, Quebec and southern Ontario. It was in Montreal where his run started to attract major attention, and by the time Fox had hit Ontario he was already a national hero, with thousands of

people lining roadways to watch him pass and gathering to hear him speak. By the time Fox had to end his run outside of Thunder Bay due to cancer developing in his lungs, he’d raised $1.7 million for the Canadian Cancer Society. “He did it for all the right reasons, and that’s one of the biggest reasons why this has continued the way it has,’ Hemingway said. “His mission was to raise money to fight cancer, no more, no less. There was no social media and getting 15 minutes of fame was a lot harder back then, so people

were touched by what he was doing and wanted to support that and will continue to support that, as we’ve seen.” The lead-up to the local Run featured a series of fundraising barbecues at the Moose Jaw Co-Op as well as a fun Terry Fox Trivia Night at Bobby’s Place Olde World Tavern. The event itself began at Elk’s Field and featured two kilometre and five kilometre runs along Thatcher Drive to go along with a barbecue, bouncy castle and games once the runners and walkers had returned. The local event was one of thousands of similar Terry Fox Runs taking place all over the world, ranging from Italy to Indonesia and everywhere in between. “It was a surprise to me when I saw the international support, and it speaks to the work of the Foundation,” Hemingway said. “People from other walks of life can look at it and say, ‘that’s a cause we can get behind’.” According to organizer Craig Hemingway, this year’s run raised $3,197.05; with a grand total of $137,297.04 raised in Moose Jaw since its inception through 2018).

Public Library collects readers for National Literacy Day Larissa Kurz

The Public Library recently hosted a “read-in” to demonstrate just how many Moose Javians value National Literacy Day and what it means. As a visual demonstration, the Moose Jaw Literacy Assoc. wanted to show how many people find literacy to be an important topic. After picking up some coffee or a snack, the group took to any chair they could find and spent 15 minutes quietly reading whatever material they chose. Books, magazines, graphic novels — if you have to read it, it counted. Children’s librarian Tina Dolcetti emphasized the important role that reading skills play in cognitive development, in children but also in adults as well. “A kid that can read on-time and has their reading levels where they should be, has a higher level of success in achieving what they would like out of their life,” said Dolcetti. “Reading is important for adults too, it helps gain more employment skills, and learn things to keep up to date.”

Reading builds on cognition skills like vocabulary, problem-solving, and memory, as well as less obvious skills like being able to focus. Any type of material that requires reading comprehension can build on these skills — print books, magazines, newspapers, comics, ebooks, and so on. National Literacy Day is meant to highlight the benefits of reading and encourage everyone, of all ages, to include more reading into their daily routine. Dolcetti feels the same and revealed that all it would take is 15 minutes each day to build those literacy skills. “If you can set aside time for a 15-minute coffee break, you can take 15 minutes for some reading too,” said Dolcetti. The read-in went well enough that the Public Library is hoping to make it an annual event for National Literacy Day, so keep an eye on the calendar and start thinking about what you’d like to read next September.

Readers took over tables and chairs all over the main floor of the Public Library for National Literacy Day. (supplied)

Chamber of Commerce welcomes new president at 2019 AGM Larissa Kurz

During the 2019 Annual General Meeting, the Moose Jaw & District Chamber went over the financial statements from 2018-19 and welcomed the new president, Jasmine Cameron. Kylie Sonmor, treasurer for the Chamber, presented the financial statements for last year, indicating that revenues were down overall by about $20,000. Net assets and

liabilities also decreased by just under $14,000. Some expenses included social media training for Chamber employees, administrative upgrades, and advertising for the Notorious campaign. Outgoing president Riley Wright welcomed new board members Dayna Chamberlain, Jones Parkview Funeral Services;

Incoming president Jasmine Cameron and outgoing president Riley Wright. James Benn, Apex Electric Ltd.; Mark Hanson, Ultimate Auto Detailing; Marta Woodrow, Conexus Credit Union; and Michael Biette, from TaxTeam. Wright also thanked outgoing board members Greg McIntyre and Yvette Moore for their time served. The Chamber collected $87,725 in membership fees in 2019, a number just slightly below the total from the year previous. Incoming president Jasmine Cameron, who is the general manager at Hillcrest Golf Club and has been a board member with the Chamber for seven years, is now

feeling confident about stepping into the leadership role. “What I’m looking at doing is providing that positive image, in a leadership role, where I can get out and promote some of the benefits, bring in more memberships, and be that front-line person,” said Cameron. “It happens often that people don’t really see the back end of things where businesses do need to work together to enhance our future and our local economy.” This year will be the 131st year of operation for the Moose Haw & District Chamber of Commerce.

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Memories still vivid for youth who lost dad in military accident Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Although Halsey Naismith’s father died in a military accident when she was six years old, she still retains some vivid and cherished memories of him 16 years later. One memory is of watching her dad, Capt. Kevin Naismith, shine his combat boots on the stairs regularly, while another is watching him leave for work all too often. Perhaps her most endearing memory is the last birthday she celebrated with him. “I came home and he had a bunny waiting for me, so that’s probably the happiest memory I have of him,” she said, “because a lot of them were sad. Being a military child, you see your parents leave more than you see them with you.” Capt. Naismith was part of 416 Tactical Fighter Squadron based in Cold Lake, Alta. He died on May 26, 2003 near Burnt Lake, Alta., while on a training exercise at age 39. To support children whose military parents have died in training or in combat, the charity Canada Company hands out scholarships every year to Canadian youths to support their post-secondary education. Ms. Naismith was one of 15 students this year who received the scholarship during a ceremony in Toronto. Each recipient is eligible to receive up to $4,000 per year, for up to four years, to cover the costs of their college education. A total of $618,000 has been given to 53 students since the scholarships were established in 2007. “I’m pretty thrilled about (the scholarship),” said Naismith, who received the $4,000 scholarship for the third time in the last three years, and whose siblings have also received it. “It’s a really great

Travelling to Toronto to receive the scholarship also allowed Naismith to interact with the founder of Canada Company, Blake Goldring. “He is an absolutely amazing man,” she gushed. “Truly down to earth and cares about others … . Myself and my (family), we’re all grateful for what Blake Goldring has done for us creating the charity. Not only does it take stress off me … it’s also very helpful to take stress off of (my mom’s) shoulders.”

Moose Javian Halsey Naismith (centre) receives a Canada Company scholarship during an awards ceremony recently in Toronto. The scholarships are given to youths who have lost parents in military combat or training. Photo submitted way to give back to us kids. Obviously I wish that I wouldn’t have to receive it … but it’s a great thing that Canada Company has put together for us.” Receiving this funding is helpful since, Naismith continued, she has enough to be stressed about in school without also having to deal with money. This is especially true in a household with one working parent. Naismith is in her first year of nursing at the University of Regina. She pursued this field since her mother, aunt and great-grandmother are/were nurses. She also wanted to find a career in which she could help people. Growing up without a father was difficult and “still sucks,” Naismith said. It’s especially difficult at particular times of the year, such as birthdays, holidays, or

special events such as graduations and weddings. She pointed out her brother has married, while her sister has an infant son. Naismith grew up in a household where there were more females than males, she pointed out. She had very few male figures or role models in her life, aside from distant family members. Her brother graduated more than a decade ago and then moved out. “It was hard, but it was good. It could have been better, but my mom is absolutely amazing,” she added. One positive of receiving the scholarship is being able to meet other youths who have also lost a mother or father through military activities, Naismith remarked. She has made a few friends with these other youths, which she likened to being one big extended family.

Capt. Kevin Naismith poses in front of his jet fighter. He died during a training exercise near Cold Lake, Alta., on May 26, 2003. Photo courtesy Veterans Affairs Canada

From The Kitchen B e g i n n e rs f l o u r i s h w i t h Fa m i l y C i rc l e i n st r u ct i o n s By Joyce Walter For Moose Jaw Express

For anyone just learning to make homemade cakes and cookies, the perfect tutorial comes in The Family Circle Cake & Cooky Cookbook, published in 1953. Authors include information about the equipment required, how to bake at high altitudes, the purpose of flour, how to use the oven, right through to offering seven ways to cut a cake — complete with diagrams. This week’s recipes come from the Family Circle Book. ••• Family Cake 1 3/4 cups sifted cake flour 2 1/2 tsps. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 cup shortening 1 cup sugar 1 egg, unbeaten 1 tsp. vanilla

2/3 cup milk Grease bottoms of two 8-inch layer cake pans or one 8x8x2 inch pan. Line with waxed paper and then grease paper. Measure cake flour, baking powder and salt into a sifter. Cream shortening until soft. Add sugar gradually, creaming until well-blended. Beat in egg and stir in vanilla. Sift and add dry ingredients, alternating with milk, beating after each addition until batter is smooth. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes or until centres spring back when lightly pressed with fingertip. Cool in pans on wire racks for five minutes. Loosen around edges with a knife and turn out onto cake racks. Remove waxed paper and cool completely. Frost with a favourite frosting. ••• Banana Cream Spice Cake 2 1/4 cups sifted cake flour

3 tsps. baking powder 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. nutmeg 1/4 tsp. baking soda 1/2 cup shortening 1 cup sugar 3 eggs, unbeaten 1 tsp. vanilla 1 cup mashed ripe bananas Grease bottoms of two 9 inch layer cake pans. Line with waxed paper and grease again. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Measure flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and baking soda into a sifter. Sift twice onto waxed paper then return to sifter. Cream shortening until soft. Add sugar gradually, creaming after each addition. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla. Sift and add dry ingredients, alternating with mashed bananas. Blend until smooth. Pour bat-

ter into pans and bake 30 minutes or until centre springs back when lightly pressed. Cool in pans on racks for 5 minutes, remove from pans, remove waxed paper and cool completely on cake racks. Frost with favourite frosting. ••• Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting 1-3 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened 2 tbsps. undiluted evaporated milk 2 cups icing sugar 1/4 tsp. salt 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate pieces, melted Blend cream cheese and milk until smooth. Add sugar, gradually, creaming well after each addition. Stir in salt and melted chocolate. Blend until frosting is smooth. Makes frosting for tops and sides of an 8 inch layer cake or 12 cupcakes. Joyce Walter can be reached at

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Hundreds take part in Salvation Army Toy Run Annual event sees Christmas presents donated to charity for local children Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

Just when you think the annual Salvation Army Toy Run has reached its pinnacle, they once again outdo themselves. Hundreds upon hundreds of riders – with early estimates hitting the 300 mark – took part in the annual Cycle Association of Moose Jaw event on Saturday afternoon, with the roaring procession rolling up Main Street to the Thatcher Drive location for the local Salvation Army. There, participants dropped off their toys, which will be distributed as Christmas presents to those families in need. “I’m blown away, I think this is the best ever,” said Salvation Army Maj. Dan Broom with a tone of amazement. “Over the last four years since I’ve been here, it’s grown immensely but I think this tops it all. “I’m always amazed by the generosity of the people who are a part of this every

Every one of these motorcycles lining Manitoba Street took part of the Toy Run. year, the riders who come out every year. Then you have the beautiful weather today and the crowd of people that are here; we’re really happy to see everyone come out.” The event’s format is rather simple. Pick up a brand new toy, show up at the assembly area on Manitoba Street, ride to the Salvation Army, drop off your toy and

Just a sampling of the hundreds upon hundreds of toys donated to the Salvation Army.

that’s it; you’ve made a family’s Christmas that much better. “The families who come to apply to receive Christmas assistance will receive a brand new toy, and as you see there are lots of them, so the kids will maybe even receive several toys,” Broom heartily exclaimed. “It helps a lot because without it we’d have to purchase the toys, we also have cash donations to help with Christmas, but it’s a lot of toys to buy and not a lot of places in Moose Jaw to buy them. So this really does go a long way to making Christmas easier for us at the Salvation Army.”

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That’s all music to the ears of Cycle Association of Moose Jaw president Murray Roney. “The support we get from the bikers is amazing, absolutely amazing,” he said as the hundreds of rider and supporters milled around the Salvation Army parking lot. “And then to see the people on Main Street who were lining up to watch us go by, the support is phenomenal. It’s hard to fathom sometimes but then you go ‘oh it’s for the kids, that’s why people out’ and it all makes sense.” The 2019 turnout was just as exceptional in Roney’s eyes as it was to Broom. “It’s a big turnout, quite a bit bigger than last year, for sure… the number fluctuates depending on if the farmers are still out farming and there are some people who don’t ride if it’s raining, but if it’s a day like this, there’s a lot of people who come out,” he said. “We’re so appreciative and I almost can’t believe it.”

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OSAC concert series returning to Mae Wilson theatre Larissa Kurz

The Stars for Saskatchewan concert series, put together in partnership with the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Council, will be back in the Cultural Centre this fall with some great entertainment to take in. Things will kick off with the Arcana Kings, who just recently rebranded from their original fame as the Johnny McCuaig Band, taking the stage on Sept. 26. Despite the change in name, the Regina band is keeping the same sound their fans know and love, which features a hard rock blend that includes metal, punk, and bagpipes. Their hit “Here We Go” was featured as the Saskatchewan Roughrider’s entrance song during the 2018 season. Following the opening show, the classical Regina duo Meagan & Amy will grace the Mae Wilson Theatre on Nov. 27, presented by Prairie Debut. Pianist Meagan Milatz and violinist Amy Hillis will perform familiar European works paired with Canadian composers, as a compilation of their experiences as musicians. On Feb. 4, Chris Funk the Wonderist — who was featured on America’s Got Talent in 2016 — will wow audiences with his illusions, followed by Juno-nominated folk duo Madison Violet on Mar. 11. Christine Tassan et les Imposteures, a four-woman string

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The Johnny McCuaig Band, now known as the Arcana Kings, will be the first show of this year’s OSAC Stars for Saskatchewan series. (supplied) band, will take the stage on Mar. 21 to play their own collection of Gypsy jazz, American swing, and revisited covers of songs familiar to the ear. Weyburn’s own singer and songwriter Tenille Arts will be at the Mae Wilson Theatre on Apr. 9, returning again to her roots after appearing on the Grand Ole Opry on Sept. 21. Fellow country artist Trevor Panczak will follow Arts,

with a show on Apr. 25, and the series will wrap up with a performance by The Fitzgeralds — a family quartet of fiddle and step-dancers — on May 6. The entire series is an incredible opportunity for audiences to experience talented artists, on a tour that showcases both the artists and the many impressive venues that Saskatchewan has to offer. “We have so many incredibly talented artists in all genres of music [in Saskatchewan],” said Derik Cronan, general manager at the Cultural Centre. “I think that it’s great both for us and the artists when they get to come to a venue like [the Cultural Centre] and can perform in such a stunning theatre.” Tickets for all shows are available individually or by purchasing a series pass, which allows entrance into all eight of the Stars for Saskatchewan concerts. Passes are only available until Sept. 25. Tickets and series passes are available at the Cultural Centre’s website or by contacting the Box Office either in person or at 1 (305) 693-4700. The Box Office remains open for its regular hours during the current construction at the front of the building, which is expected to be finished by Sept. 26.

Harvest pace picking up after week rain delay By Ron Walter - For Agri-Mart Express



A general rain in the second week of September slowed

harvest. Farmers managed to get another five per cent of the crop in the bin during the for 23 per cent, according to the Saskatchewan Agriculture weekly crop report. Half the crop is usually in the bin by mid-September. Harvest progress was greatest in northern and eastern regions where rainfall was less than in central and southern regions. An area southwest of Moose Jaw has received the

most rain in the province since April with 518mm (20 inches). Rain in the region varied: 2.5 inches at Pense, 2.1 inches at Marquis, 1.5 inches at Rockglen, one inch at Limerick and Mossbank, 3/4 inch at Eyebrow and almost two inches at Big Beaver. In the Moose Jaw area 28 per cent of the crop was harvested with 36 per cent ready to swathe. In the southwest, 37 per cent was done with 36 per cent ready to swathe. Most advanced crop harvest is peas, 79 per cent, lentils, 75 per cent and barley, 39 per cent. Only six per cent of canola is harvested. Producers are considering what to do with two and three stages of growth.

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Luncheon allows veterans to socialize and share stories Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Holding a luncheon to honour veterans is important since it allows them to socialize with friends and spend time in a place other than their homes, a legion executive member says. More than 70 people attended the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 59’s fifth annual luncheon on Sept. 18. The theme for this year focused on Canadians peacekeepers who have served with the United Nations since the 1960s. There are not many veterans left from the Second World War or the Korean War, but there are many who served during the Cold War on peacekeeping operations, said poppy chairman Bob Travale, 72, who served 35 years in the military and retired in Moose Jaw as an air traffic controller. “It’s good to get them out. This year regretfully we didn’t get that many out of the seniors’ homes, but that’s what we’re trying to do … (is) get rid of the monotony and get them to meet old friends,” he added. It’s amazing to have veterans come together since they can share their stories for hours about what they’ve done, added the legion’s Chris Simpson. She noted there were some veterans in the crowd who served in the Second World War, Vietnam, Bosnia, the Middle East and Afghanistan. “It’s such an awesome place to be on this day,” she added. “Honesty and integrity, that’s what I took from (military service),” Travale said. “A lot is common sense (and) logic. It’s all it takes to survive in the military … Just do your job every day, show a little bit of initiative and you can be promoted.” Simpson served in the Canadian Forces for 28 years as a dental hygienist. She spent time in the Persian Gulf War and served in Europe and Canada. She joked that it was a good time in the Persian Gulf; she served on the HMCS

Veterans and guests fill their plates during the luncheon. Photo by Jason G. Antonio Protecteur for six months meeting the dental needs of personnel. “It’s an adventure. It’s not a career, it’s a life,” she added. Army veteran Jim MacNeil, 81, wore his best bow tie and white dress shirt as he served drinks to the attendees. He thought holding the luncheon was a great idea and felt privileged to serve his fellow comrades. He joked that he offered to work behind the bar to give it some class. “It’s a nice tribute. I don’t think there are (any) Second World War vets here. We had some last year. But all these guys (here) spent their time (and) did their time,” said MacNeil, who served for 31 years in the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps. “It’s fun. I enjoy (serving). It doesn’t cost anything.” MacNeil served in Moose Jaw from 1988 until he retired in 1992. Travale hopes the legion’s luncheon — which originally began as a Christmas banquet — sees an increase in the

Legion comrade Chris Simpson speaks about The Missing Comrade Table (to her left) and about Canada’s United Nations peacekeeping efforts during the luncheon. The table is set aside as a way to remember all military personnel killed or missing in action. Photo by Jason G. Antonio future. He believes that will happen since there are many veterans in the community who served in the military or the RCMP. “I just love this,” he added. “I love seeing all the people getting together.”

Canadian peacekeepers have served in world’s hot spots since late 1940s Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Canadian military personnel has been serving as United Nations peacekeepers since just after the Second World War, passionately serving in some of the worst areas of the world. More than 125,000 Canadians have worn the blue beret in peace operations since 1947. About 130 Canadians have died in peace operations, including 122 on UN missions. Meanwhile, 235 were serving in peace operations as of June 30, including 176 on UN missions. While Canadians have served as peacekeepers since the late 1940s, it is their service in major world hot spots since the 1960s that has defined the image of this country as a peacekeeping nation. This year also marks the 45th anniversary of the downing of a Canadian Forces Buffalo aircraft by a Syrian missile over Egypt, in which nine Canadian UN peacekeepers died. One of the earliest UN peacekeeping operations in which Canadians participated was from 1947-49 in Korea. More than 1,000 personnel served during the Suez Crisis in Egypt from 1956-67. Other lo-

The Peacekeeping Monument is a monument in Ottawa that commemorates Canada’s role in international peacekeeping and the soldiers who have participated and are currently participating, both living and dead. The monument also promotes reconciliation. Photo courtesy Canadian Forces cations where Canadians served include Cyprus, the Congo, Somalia, Bosnia, Pakistan, Kosovo and Haiti.

While most tours of duty today are six months, in the 1960s they were one year or more, explained Bob Travale, poppy

chairman for the Moose Jaw Legion. His brother served two tours in Egypt from 1960 to 1962. “Over the years, even though a lot of it was peacekeeping, a lot of it were battles,” Travale said during the legion’s Sept. 18 Veterans’ Luncheon. This includes the Korean War, which the United Nations never considered an actual war but only a conflict or “police action.” While more than 26,000 Canadians served, 516 were killed in action. Canada’s latest UN peacekeeping operation was in Mali. Entitled Operation Presence, the mission took place from July 2018 to August 2019. Task Force-Mali provided consistent and reliable aeromedical evacuation coverage for civilians and UN peacekeepers. This was done through the use of CH-147F Chinook helicopters for medivacs and CH-146 Griffon for armed protection. Canada’s next UN peacekeeping mission is in Uganda and will include a tactical airlift detachment.

Superstore donates to Salvation Army’s school backpack program

Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express The Salvation Army will be able to continue providing school supplies to less fortunate students thanks to a donation from the Real Canadian Superstore. Superstore manager Lisa Armbruster presented the Salvation Army’s Maj. Dan Broome with a cheque for $1,253.91 on Sept. 19 at the grocery store in support of the Salvation Army’s backpack program. This initiative sees the non-profit organization provide students at the start of the school year with backpacks filled with school supplies such as pencils, crayons, markers and scissors. Superstore collected financial donations at the tills in August while customers could also purchase items and drop them into a bin. The goal this year was to support 100 students; instead, 114 received backpacks. Last year 35 students received the school kits. “Every year the program grows as the word spreads,” said Broome. He expects the program to grow next year as the community becomes more aware of the initiative. Superstore will fundraise for this program again next August, so customers are encouraged to watch for it and support it.

Lisa Armbruster, manager of Superstore, presents Maj. Don Broome of the Salvation Army, with a cheque for $1,253.91 to support the organization’s school backpack program. Photo by Jason G. Antonio

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15 Wing Commanding Officer Col. Ron Walker details the history of the Battle of Britain.

Member of 15 Wing and the #40 Snowbird Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron on parade for the 79th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

The Honour Guard was comprised of local veterans, carrying the flags in for the ceremony. their work on resupplying their own force of aircraft. When the new Spitfire and Hurricane fighter jets took to the sky, the RAF was able to inflict massive losses to the German forces, causing them to retreat and ultimately abandon their invasion plans indefinitely. The Battle of Britain was the first military campaign to be fought entirely by air forces, the first time a country has been defended entirely by an air force. It is considered the first major defeat of German forces and a crucial turning point in WWII. A total of 103 Canadians flew in the Battle of Britain, and 23 died in the conflict. Another 200 Canadians fought in the RAF bomber and coastal commands. One Royal Canadian Air Force squadron fought in the battle, the No. 1 RCAF Squadron, and three of its members were given the Distinguished Flying Cross for their service during the Battle: commanding officer Ernie McNab of Rosthern, second-in-command Flight Lieutenant Gordon Roy McGregor of Montreal, and Flying Officer “Dal” Russel of Ontario. The RAF’s 242 Squadron was also largely, but not entirely, made up of Canadian pilots. On the third Sunday of September each year, 15 Wing takes time to remember the Battle of Britain and the bravery and commitment of the air force personnel of the

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Regent, NDP open new Moose Jaw-Lake Centre-Lanigan campaign office With election writ dropped, campaigns kicking into high gear Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

Talon Regent’s new NDP-mobile is out-and-about on the streets of Moose Jaw; a sure sign of a federal election on its way. The local New Democratic Party representative officially took the next step in preparing for the looming trip to the polls by joining with supporters to open their new Moose Jaw-Lake Centre-Lanigan office, located at 787 Fairford Street West. It’s there that Regent is looking forward to meeting his potential constituents, exchanging ideas and listening to whatever concerns voters might have. “This is a welcome space for whomever might want to come in, whether they’re a dedicated NDP member, undecided or maybe they even support another party and want to challenge me on some of the policies I’m holding,” Regent said. “I welcome people to come and say, ‘well, Talon, why do you think a minimum wage increase will work; isn’t that just going to increase the cost of everything?’ and I can sit them down and say, ‘no that’s not how it works; this is how a minimum wage increase is going to help Canadians.’” “Things are going fantastic; everything is coming together really nicely and we’re looking forward to the campaign.” Since the writ was dropped, Regent has been on the streets getting out his message. He has been able to turn his longtime presence in the

Talon Regent even manned the grill for a bit during the barbecue outside of the new Moose Jaw-Lake Centre-Lanigan NDP campaign office at 787 Fairford Street West.

community into some positive buzz in the early going of the campaign, with the 28-year-old’s work as a local lawyer and community volunteer working to his advantage. “It’s been way better than I expected,’ he said. “A lot of people know who I am within the community; they know that I’m working with the Moose Jaw Seniors Association to help them renegotiate their lease with Tim-

othy Eatons, I’ve worked on a few other high-profiles in the community, helping charities and non-profits. “So people recognize me when I come to the door, and people are saying ‘Talon, I had no idea you were interested in this, but you’re perfect for the job, do you want a donation?’ And of course, I’m saying ‘yes please’,” Regent added. “And there have been individuals who aren’t necessarily NDP supporters who have said ‘I won’t vote NDP, but I will vote Talon Regent’ and that really means a lot to me.” One message Regent has carried from the beginning of his campaign is voting the right way – that being with the party most aligned with your beliefs regardless of affiliation, with the goal of sending a message to representative politicians. “I am not one to encourage strategic voting; I find that to be very undemocratic and I encourage people to vote with their conscience,” he said. “If their conscience is telling them to vote NDP, vote NDP, whether the NDP is going to be the candidate to win against the Conservatives or not, vote with your conscience. “It doesn’t matter who can win. You have to send a message to who does win that these are the demographics in our riding… I am looking to do politics differently, where I represent all the constituents in my riding, not just the ones who vote for me.”

Liberal candidate Cecilia Melanson for Moose Jaw-Lake Centre-Lanigan Immigrant background and experience to help shape federal election candidate’s campaign Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

Cecilia Melanson is the literal embodiment of an immigrant coming to Canada and successfully building a new and better life. The native of Ecuador wants to do all she can to give back to and support her new country and home – and that why she made the decision to throw her hat into

the ring as the Liberal Party representative for Moose Jaw-Lake Centre-Lanigan and the coming federal election. “You can read a book about issues in other countries, but I’m the one who has experienced all those issues,” Melanson said. “So I’m the best person, with a big heart, to be concerned about the issues

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we have here and I want to help people because I don’t want them to suffer like I did, I don’t want them to experience what I experienced. So I am so happy to be here and representing the Liberal Party.” Melanson moved to Canada in 2004 after growing up and living her young life in the South American country. There, she experienced the poverty and cultural differences that kept a young girl like herself from achieving much when she wasn’t surviving natural disasters like earthquakes and tsunamis that killed hundreds around her. “In my home country, I was one of those people who wanted to be involved in everything, but we didn’t have money to do the things I wanted to do,” Melanson said. “So I went to my neighbour and said ‘I will do dishes for you if you give me money to buy an outfit to participate in dancing, or in soccer. But how can you play when you’re a girl? So I grew up with that frustration, not being able to do things because I was a girl.” Melanson’s arrival in Canada opened her eyes to what was possible in a modern and thriving country. “When I came to Canada in July 2004, that was the first time I realized that women can do it as well,” she said. “It took me years to realize that. So I was thinking ‘how is that happening, women doing men’s stuff? Because that’s what I grew up seeing. But here in Canada everyone is equal and can do everything. So, here I can do everything. I can participate in this, and that’s what I’ve done so far.” Melanson now lives with her husband and two children in Deer Valley and has made the most of her time in Canada, becoming a graphic designer and notary public, while currently working as a daycare operator and studying early childhood education at Sask Polytechnic. It was during the recent run up to the election that Melanson was bitten by the politics bug, with the Liberal Party most aligning with her beliefs. “I have always been intrigued by our Liberal campaign slogan: Real Change,” Melanson said. “I asked myself ‘what does real change mean to you?’ The an-

Cecilia Melanson speaks at the Liberal Party event to announce her candidacy for the Moose Jaw-Lake Centre-Lanigan riding.

swer is clear: a vision of the future that is different, better and fulfilling and some people might not realize that the Liberal Party is a great solution to a better future.” There’s little question her road will be a difficult one – the Liberal Party has traditionally struggled in Saskatchewan at both the federal and provincial level, something Melanson is hoping to deal with once people hear what she has to say. “My biggest challenges might be when I go knocking on doors; sometimes people don’t want to hear about it even when you have a plan,’ she said. “So I’ll do my best to approach them in different ways and maybe have a chance to share ideas. “My dreams, my ideas go beyond (any negativity),” Melanson added. “So when I hear something, I process it; if it’s beneficial for me, I keep it; if it’s not beneficial, it goes where it’s supposed to go.” Regardless of how the election turns out, Melanson is happy with the campaign, getting the word out as to her and her party’s plans and building up the Liberals in the riding as much as possible. “There’s always some way to start from zero and build something new,” she said. “Let’s see where this takes us. I already feel like I’m a winner, getting to be here and meeting everybody, so I’ve already won and whatever the outcome, I’ll be ready for that.”

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City Hall Council Notes

City Hall proposing the addition of a levy on all properties to fund infrastructure projects Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

With the City of Moose Jaw facing a shortfall in infrastructure funding, city administration is proposing a levy of $100 per year — or $8.33 per month — on all properties. The yearly infrastructure levy would be applied to all taxable property classes, except for the multi-unit residential property class, which would have a levy of $100 on each unit of the multi-unit property per year, or $8.33 per month. The proposed levy — starting next year if implemented — would also extend to each mobile home in mobile home parks through an agreement with mobile park owners. All money raised through the levy would be held in a separate capital fund account and used only to fund transportation-related infrastructure rehabilitation, including road repairs related to the cast iron water main program. The proposal was presented to city council during its Sept. 9 executive committee meeting. While council discussed the issue in-depth, members voted unanimously on a motion to refer this issue to the 2020 budget discussions. Background There have been discussions for several years about possibly implementing an infrastructure levy, a report from city administration explained. Moose Jaw, similar to other Canadian municipalities, faces inadequate funding for infrastructure rehab. A large portion of Moose Jaw’s infrastructure is near the end of its lifespan, including water lines, sewer lines, landfill, roadways, sidewalks, bridges and other structures. Current levels of funding are insufficient to repair and rehabilitate most of the municipality’s infrastructure, the report continued. Federal and provincial governments have proven to be unreliable sourc-

es of funding for infrastructure rehab, since such funding usually come in spurts during elections. The exception to this inconsistency, however, is the federal Gas Tax Fund, which has shown to be a stable source of infrastructure funding. The future A review of the capital plans from 2019 to 2023 indicates the general capital reserve and waterworks utility fund need significant additional funding, the report said. Creating an infrastructure levy of $100 per property per year would generate $1.6 million annually for renewal. Since the Gas Tax Fund was doubled for 2019 and another federal program should provide support for 2020-21 for the waterworks utility, it is hoped this funding will lessen or eliminate the need for further borrowing. However, given the sporadic nature of federal and provincial funding, there is still a need for a levy, the report said. The general capital reserve has a $17.6-million deficit over five years that originated primarily in the transportation budget. City administration has recommended that the infrastructure levy be based on a base tax since it provides flexibility and can be used for many infrastructure needs. A utility-based levy would be more restrictive and used only for that utility’s capital needs. An alternative to a levy is to simply increase municipal taxation and utility rates to generate the additional money to fund infrastructure needs, the report added. Those increases would be a municipal tax increase of 5.5 per cent, which would generate $1.6 million, and a water utility rate increase of about 16 per cent. The next executive committee meeting is Sept. 23.




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City Hall Council Notes

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City communications with media still under debate Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Media outlets of different stripes exist in Moose Jaw, but in city council’s opinion, those outlets shouldn’t exist in the proposed municipal communications policy. The policy includes guidelines to address media relations, public engagement strategies, construction announcements, social media usage and city council. But once again, the news media dominated council’s discussion about the proposed policy during its Sept. 9 executive committee meeting. This time, some on council suggested requiring media to have accreditation sit in the gallery. City administration also said it plans to bring forward a report about accreditation in the next three months. Council voted 6-1 in favour of a recommendation to adopt the policy during the meeting. Coun. Brian Swanson was opposed. The recommendation has to be approved at a future regular council meeting to be official. Council also voted 5-2 against a recommendation to remove from the policy a line that stated, “The city will monitor media coverage of city hall-related news items and with discretion may seek corrections if content is found to be factually incorrect or a significant misrepresentation of facts.” Swanson and Coun. Chris Warren were in favour. Also, council voted unanimously in favour of a recommendation to remove the name of every media outlet listed in the policy, including in the section related to emergencies. Background Six responses were received from the public about the

proposed communications policy, explained communications manager Craig Hemingway. Three responses expressed concern with the media section and suggested the municipality did not have the right to determine who is a legitimate media outlet. This particular wording was not in the original policy but came from the executive committee discussion in the spring, he continued. The wording of the media section was tightened up to be clearer based on the feedback. Council discussion The inclusion or exclusion of names of media outlets is not a major stumbling block to this policy, Hemingway told Warren. The communications policy will be reviewed every six months to ensure it is current. His office thought including the names of every outlet in Moose Jaw would be helpful. Other media outlets from Regina are not named in the policy even though they sometimes attend council meetings, Warren said. Taking out the names does not preclude council from talking to the media. Furthermore, city hall can monitor media’s coverage of council without the need to include that directive in the policy. “A lot of the feedback I received over this was any reference to the media and correcting facts — it feeds into that narrative of fake news … ,” he added. The municipality has the right to monitor any coverage being published about city council and its discussions, said Coun. Dawn Luhning. “If we believe a story is not (providing) the full story to residents, we should go to that business or organization and say, ‘Please report the facts … ,’” Luhning remarked. “I really believe that line

is necessary now … and will be necessary in the future.” Credentials important The strength of this policy is it seeks to build relationships with anyone who wants to promote Moose Jaw, said Coun. Crystal Froese. She thought it was the communications manager’s job to monitor media coverage and that city hall should ask media to retract stories only if a news release is misquoted or copied incorrectly. “I don’t see this (line about monitoring media) as stifling the opinion or any debate out there. I think this is solely to correct the facts,” she said. “When a reporter chooses to go out and ask for opinions and gets opposing (viewpoints) … we have no business asking for retractions when people oppose us in that fashion.” The important question is who is qualified to sit in the media gallery, which is why credentials become important, said Mayor Fraser Tolmie. He pointed out the media who sit in the Saskatchewan legislature likely need accreditation to be there. City hall wants to ensure it is providing as much information to media as possible, even if it takes up employees’ time, said city manager Jim Puffalt. This is why city administration will produce a report soon about the need for media accreditation. It’s unlikely any municipality in Saskatchewan requires accreditation to speak to city council or its administration, Warren pointed out. By serving in this role, council is required to provide information to residents when they bring forward issues that need support. The next executive committee meeting is Sept. 23.

Tax increase of 3.25 per cent is a possibility in 2020 budget Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express Although discussions for the 2020 budget are still in the preliminary stages, city administration is tentatively suggesting a tax increase of three to 3.25 per cent to offset expected revenue shortfalls. There are several reasons the City of Moose Jaw will experience lower revenue next year, Brian Acker, director of finance, explained to city council during its Sept. 9 executive committee meeting. Provincially, the economic forecast indicates there will be a modest real domestic product growth of 1.2 per cent; a modest increase in employment levels of 0.7 per cent; and some improvement in the housing market for 2020. Locally, building permit activity is up compared to the same period last year. There have been major land development deals with Carpere Canada and SaskPower, while job creation activities — such as

a pilot project for immigrant workers — are commencing. However, there are other financial factors facing the municipality that pose a challenge, Acker said. The biggest challenge facing the operating budget is a low assessment growth — less than one per cent — that results in minimal municipal taxation growth each year, also less than one per cent. Early municipal taxation estimates suggest there will be growth of less than one per cent. Each percentage point of municipal taxation in 2020 is expected to generate $293,000. Assessment growth in the range of two to three per cent would provide a big boost to annual revenue growth. The biggest pressure on the operating budget in expenses is salaries and benefits, continued Acker. This area accounts for about 58 per cent of expenses. This

percentage amounted to $28.6 million in expenses this year. Next year, new revenues are expected to be $400,000 while expenses are estimated to be $1.159 million. This leaves a shortfall of $759,000. It is anticipated that an increase in municipal taxation of 2.60 per cent would be required to balance the operating budget for next year. “Once one considers some modest enhancements, a municipal tax increase (in 2020) in the three- to 3.25-per-cent range is projected at this point, but will be refined as the budget is developed,” Acker added. In 2020, the general capital reserve is expected to face a deficit of $7.5 million; the water utility reserve a surplus of $29,018; the sanitary sewer utility reserve a surplus of $6 million; the solid waste utility

reserve a surplus of $3.9 million; and the land development reserve a deficit of $4.5 million. Budgets brought to council must be balanced while meeting the goals of the strategic plan and the needs of the community, said Acker. A goal in the development of budgets is for long-term fiscal sustainability of programs and services contained in the budget. To do that, there would need to be an increase in taxation and non-taxation revenues; a reduction of expenses; an adjustment in programs and services to be more efficient; and a more strategic use of debt and reserves. Council later voted 6-1 on a recommendation to receive and file Acker’s report. Coun. Brian Swanson was opposed.


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Resident wants bylaw enforced over light shining into condo unit Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

All Kathi Hagman wants to do is live in her condominium in peace, but for nearly a year a nearby light “that you could possibly see from NASA” has been shining into her bedroom. Hagman attempted to resolve the issue by contacting members of her Alpine Village condo board but realized no communication with them would fix the problem. So, she searched through municipal bylaws hoping to find a solution. She found a possible solution under the Property Maintenance and Nuisance Bylaws, a part of which states: “No owner of a property shall cause or allow any light fixture attached to that property or illuminated signage to shine directly into the living or sleeping areas of an adjacent dwelling house or cause a nuisance to an adjacent property.” She complained to the bylaw enforcement officer in February but was told the light had to be shining directly at her property. “No problem, I thought, it was and is so bright (that) I was concerned we would have planes landing in the parking lot,” Hagman told city council during its Sept. 9 regular meeting, in an attempt to resolve the issue. The bylaw officer called her two weeks later and said there was nothing the municipality could do since the

light wasn’t shining directly at her property but was shining “downward.” Therefore, there was no contravention of the municipal bylaw. The bylaw officer also told Hagman he had looked at the light during the daytime. Later that night, Hagman realized the light shining in was brighter than the light illuminating the room. She told council that she wondered how the bylaw officer determined that the light was not shining into her unit when he had not entered her home. A letter from city hall on April 2 reiterated the bylaw officer’s statements. However, she was confused by the letter, which said this was a civil matter and not a municipal problem. A follow-up letter from the bylaw officer stated that since the issue was occurring on the same property and not a separate property, this was a civil matter. Hagman objected to that, telling council that the municipality won’t enforce the bylaw since it sees this property — a condominium building — as a whole and not units owned by 23 individual taxpayers. With no support from the bylaw office, Hagman spoke with Mayor Fraser Tolmie and later city manager Jim Puffalt, the latter saying he would visit the property to see the light — when it was dark outside.

Hagman received one last letter from city hall on Aug. 6, which said the municipality had consulted with the condo board and concluded its involvement. She later spoke with Puffalt on Aug. 23, who said the municipality had done everything it could, with no explanation of why the bylaw was not being enforced. “I was told that a solution would be to ‘close my blinds,’” Hagman told council. “I was flabbergasted by the fact that instead of helping me in any way, I was just given — in my opinion — that ridiculous ‘solution.’” Solutions that could work, in Hagman’s mind, include relocating the light, covering it so it doesn’t shine into anyone’s condo, or dimming it to its previous levels. Hagman wanted to know why there are bylaws if they aren’t enforced. She thought this was a light “that you could possibly see from NASA shining (into) my bedroom.” “Not enforcing this bylaw makes absolutely no sense to me,” Hagman remarked, especially when bylaws are enforced for untidy yards and noise complaints. “I truly feel like this has been going on unfairly for far too long … ,” she added. “I am asking … that this bylaw be enforced, so I can start to enjoy my home again.”

Council agrees to help resident in dispute with condo board Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

City administration will help a resident in a dispute with her condo board over an intense streetlight shining into her unit, although no major punishment can be given out based on current bylaws. A report from city administration indicated the bylaw enforcement department encouraged Hagman to meet with the condo association to resolve the matter privately since the municipality could play no further role in this dispute. City administration suggested a motion to receive and file the report was the best option. However, the situation did not sit well with council, which voted unanimously to direct city administration to enforce the zoning bylaw under the assumption the condo association has separate title of the property where the light is located. The zoning bylaw says, “Outdoor lighting for all developments shall be located and arranged so that no direct rays of

light are pointed at nearby properties, or interfere with the safe operation of nearby roadways or traffic control devices.” Council discussion This issue was brought to the condo association’s attention, which was told to address the situation, said city clerk Myron Gulka-Tiechko. No ticket can be issued for this under the bylaw; instead, a notice of contravention is the next step in this process. The condo association would then be able to appeal to city hall, he continued. In fact, the association could speak to council and provide its version of events. City administration also could send another letter to the condo board to address the situation — the letter could force the board to act — or it could take “more stern enforcement” in some way. “We haven’t had this kind of situation before,” Gulka-Tiechko added. The light appears to have been installed

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for two purposes: to illuminate the door below it and to protect the adjacent parking lot, said Coun. Brian Swanson. Having visited the property, he noticed that lights over other door entrances are lower and less intense in brightness. City hall sent the condo board a letter in June about this situation, said Coun. Scott McMann. The letter recommended that the board put a barrier or reflector on the light to diminish its intensity. He thought that odd since city administration didn’t believe the issue conflicted with the zoning bylaw. “I think she has a case here,” he added. City administration interprets the section in the zoning bylaw dealing with site lighting as an issue between properties, explained Michelle Sanson, director of planning and development services. This is one whole property, not two, she continued. Furthermore, city admin-

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istration hoped the board would work with Hagman. The board did say it looked at various options for the property but couldn’t come up with a solution. “I am not sure we have the authority to force them into doing anything,” Sanson added. If the wording in the bylaw is simply the problem, then council should be able to help Hagman with her concern, McMann said. It shouldn’t be her problem if the bylaw is unclear. Council should act under the bylaw and a ticket should be issued to the property owner, agreed Coun. Dawn Luhning. This might spur the board into action. Furthermore, the pictures Hagman submitted are proof of how bright the light is. “I also think it is our job to ensure our citizens are comfortable in their homes,” Luhning added.

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Opinion/Commentary: Birthday Cake And Beer by Robert Thomas

“When is the Mayor’s birthday?” is a question I have been hearing around Moose Jaw the past couple of weeks. And from what I gather, something more than a few people were discussing all summer when I was in Ukraine. Now if you think the question being asked is because people want to wish him a happy, one you would most likely be wrong. It all has to deal with this year’s birthday cake and who initially paid for it. And you might be shocked to hear that it was both you and I – the taxpayers of Moose Jaw. And how do I know this? Well, it all came out in a Freedom of Information (FOI) request I filed to access Mayor Fraser Tolmie’s credit card receipts, as well as any monies he may have repaid to the City of Moose Jaw. FOI’s of elected officials’ expenses are something regularly done by journalists and others to hold them accountable. It’s a way of checking to see if they are living high on the hog on the public purse. They are the stuff of legend in Canadian politics as they helped force the resignation of Bev Oda after they caught the former federal cabinet minister more than once with some very questionable expenses. Expenses Ova was forced to re-imburse the public purse for. The final straw was her expensing orange juice for $16 a glass. Checking to see what monies Mayor Fraser Tolmie had repaid was easy in the 119-page FOI documents release – there weren’t any. But as I reviewed the Mayor’s credit card statements, there amongst the expected benign purchases was a notation for $48.99 for purchasing the Mayor a birthday cake which had been purchased and shared between Council and Administration. Yes, it was right there; the taxpayers of Moose Jaw had bought the Mayor a birthday cake and the top people at City Hall got to eat it too. In a response to my questions about the cake, Mayor Tolmie responded it had been purchased by his staff with his City credit card as a convenience by the staff and the money had been repaid. It had all been an oversight and the City had their money back. It was also obvious that the money was not repaid until after it was brought to the Mayor’s attention through my questions.

Mayor Fraser Tolmie and his birthday cake - Facebook It led me to have more questions. First off, exactly who has access and use of the Mayor’s City issued credit card? Secondly, how did this purchase, unbeknownst to the Mayor, get through his and the City Manager’s double-checking of his credit card statements and both of them signing off to approve the purchase? It leaves me wondering how closely the Mayor is monitoring his purchases. But could there be more than just a cake? The purchase of alcohol – at meals and for gifts – showed up on more than a couple of times on the statements. An MLA and an MP cannot purchase alcohol on their expense accounts, but the Mayor of Moose Jaw can? In fact, he bought the Hon Donna Harpaurer, an unnamed City staff member and himself each a $12 glass of Merlot at a Grant Hall lunch meeting. That cost taxpayers of Moose Jaw $36 plus taxes and 20 percent tip on top of it all. The sad thing is there is no policy preventing it. Perhaps there should be. In his response to my questions about the alcohol purchases, Mayor Tolmie did reply he would not be abusing it – not ever. But what if people think even one drink bought with taxpayer’s money is too much? Should any member of Council be able to have taxpayers buy them a drink? Well sadly, at least four of them apparently have according to the Mayor’s credit card statements. Other patterns showed up in the Mayor’s meal and drink purchased with tax dollars – automatic 20 percent gratuities. One of those 20 percent tips cost taxpay-

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ers $193.71 on a final restaurant bill of $1,162.26 at the Grant Hall Hotel. A bill which also included $305.00 in alcohol plus the 10 percent Liquor Control Tax. It’s all there on the bill. The food and drink was at a supper meeting with the Chinese investors, Carpere, leading up to the largest land deal in the City’s history. Justifiable? That is for the voter to decide. Then there was the Mayor’s coffee…taxpayers paid for that, as well, on a couple of occasions. Should the taxpayer pay for a couple of cups of Joe and a bottle of water for the drive to Regina even if the Mayor is going for media interviews? Up until January 1st, Revenue Canada allowed municipal politicians to receive one-third of their remuneration tax free to cover such expenses. But here there were bills for such minor things as a cup of coffee. It’s point Councillor Brian Swanson made during debate as Council voted themselves a raise to make up the take home pay difference after Revenue Canada removed the exemption. A look at Councillor Swanson’s expenses submitted show once against zero dollars. So, when is the Mayor’s birthday? The Mayor’s birthday is on January 29th the same day as Councillor Swanson who ab-

A bill where over $1,100 was spent on a single meal

a reference for you exactly what I had in the FOI stained from the cake. Oh, the irony… Note - Robert Thomas is the acting editor at the local news-site .

Culture Centre looking ahead to busy fall months Larissa Kurz

The Cultural Centre will be buzzing with activity in the next few months, with a number of shows scheduled to keep the Mae Wilson Theatre warm with entertainment. The Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Council is bringing the Stars for Saskatchewan concert series back to the Cultural Centre. The first show of the series will be the Arcana Kings, formerly known as The Johnny McCuaig Band, on Sept. 26. Red Green, the beloved Canadian comedy act by Steve Smith, will bring his farewell tour to Moose Jaw on Oct. 5 with two shows to satisfy fans of his handyman persona. On Oct. 8, a Salute to Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn will take the stage. With a heartwarming connection, the show is performed by Conway’s grandson Tre Twitty and Loretta’s granddaughter Tayla Lynn as a tribute to their famous grandparents. Singer and songwriter Mike Plume will return to the Mae Wilson for the second time on Oct. 19, with new material from his recent album Born By the Radio. Moose Jam Comedy, a local group of comedians, are bringing a comedy night to the Friendly City on Oct. 25. The show will feature B.C. comedian Tim Nutt, alongside He Fangzhou on his Canadian tour and Moose Jaw local Garret Delaurier. Rueben and the Dark, which some may recognize from their performance here during the 2013 Juno Fest and the

2019 Calgary Stampede, will return on Oct. 26. Rueben Bullock’s third album, un | love will release the day before the show. Tribute band Trilogy will perform beloved classics from Journey, Styx, and Foreigner on Oct. 31. The Stars for Saskatchewan series will continue on Nov. 27 with the Praire Debuts tour performance featuring Regina musicians Meagan Milatz and Amy Hillis on the piano and violin, respectively.

Comedian Shawn Majumder from This Hour Has 22 Minutes and Comedy Central will bring his Hate tour to Moose Jaw on Nov. 28. And to finish up the fall, a holiday-themed performance from tribute group Four by Four will recreate the sounds of the Beach Boys, the Bee Gees, the Beatles, and Motown will take the stage on Nov. 29. Derik Cronan, general manager of the Cultural Centre, is looking forward to all of the shows coming up and encourages people to grab some tickets. “I think Reuben and the Dark is going to be an absolutely fantastic show,” said Cronan. “The day before their show in Moose Jaw, they’re releasing a new album so I think we’ll be able to see some of their new music performed live as part of their show.” He also added that Shawn Majumder’s appearance will also be a great show to catch, as it’s focusing on topics that a lot of people tend to avoid. “This show is about all of the negativity and hate going in the world,” said Cronan. “I think it shines a light on a lot of things happening that people are not-so-willing to talk about and puts a comedic spin on it while still being relevant.” Tickets for all of these shows are available either on the Cultural Centre’s website or at the Box Office, either in person or by calling 1 (306) 693-4700.

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Data shows police are dealing with more crime since 2014 Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

The Moose Jaw Police Service (MJPS) has dealt with an increase in crime since 2014, so it has developed more tools to handle the problem. The MJPS responded to 15,642 calls for service last year, which is a slight dip from 2014 when it responded to 16,432 calls. However, while the number of calls might have decreased slightly — more than 15,000 calls for service has been average over the last five years — the force is seeing more problems involving guns, drugs and violent incidents, explained Police Chief Rick Bourassa. The number of incidents to which the police responded last year that were considered Criminal Code offences — from minor to major incidents — was 3,531, compared to 2,937 about five years ago. “There has been an uptick in the calls to police,” Bourassa said on Sept. 10th, during the Board of Police Commissioners’ meeting at the library. Calls to police were actually on the decline in the 1990s and early 2000s, but that has all changed in the last decade. Moose Jaw’s crime severity index was measured at 121 last year which, in relation to other cities in Saskatchewan, puts the municipality in the middle of the pack, he continued. The crime severity index (CSI) measures the volume of crime coming to the attention of the police. The rate counts all criminal incidents reported to and by police and divided by the population. Meanwhile, the violent CSI indicates Moose Jaw’s rate increased to 100 in-

Const. Todd Booth demonstrates how an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV works, after the Board of Police Commissioners meeting on Sept. 10. Moose Jaw police are beginning to use the devices to support their work. Photo by Jason G. Antonio

Const. Jim Biniaris keeps police dog Merc in line during a brief presentation about the K-9 unit and how it is involved in the police service. Photo by Jason G. Antonio cidents last year versus 45 in 2013, said Bourassa. Other major centres are seeing similar trends. The cause is partially due to cultural and societal shifts in the community. “We are aware of that,” he continued. “We are not complacent. We are not sit-

ting back.” The MJPS is using several initiatives to combat crime in Moose Jaw, such as the South Central Child Abuse investigative team; the Police and Crisis Team (PACT); an expanded K-9 unit; tactical teams; and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Presentations about each were made during the meeting. Other data presented show there have been 296 crimes committed against people so far this year, compared to 308 at the same time last year. Property crime incidents so far are 1,088 versus 1,202 last year but break and enters are up 11 per cent. There have been 10 charges laid so far for cocaine issues, compared to eight charges during the same time last year. Charges for meth have increased to 18 so far com-

pared to 16 at the same last year. Police are executing search warrants regularly on suspected drug dealers, while the force is in the early stages of developing a meth strategy. The goal, said Bourassa, is to decrease the supply of meth in the municipality and the region, while holding accountable the people who bring drugs here. Restricting meth and other drugs from entering the community is important since they pose a danger, said Mayor Fraser Tolmie, chairman of the police commission board. People who use drugs can become violent. With the combination of drugs and firearms, this affects the safety of frontline police officers. “There is a danger in (drugs). Stay away from the stuff. It will damage you,” he added. Police understand there is crime occurring in Crescent Park and nearby areas, said Deputy Chief Rick Johns. Police responded to 40 calls for service in the park last year, compared to 30 so far this year. There were four charges at the Natatorium this year compared to two last year, while there were two charges at the YMCA Fairford Street location this year compared to seven last year. Officers have been encouraged to engage in more foot patrols in the park. There were 24 calls for service at the library last year, while there have been 17 this year, with eight charges laid. Police have also worked with the library to develop solutions to curb unwanted activities or loitering.

Efforts being made to focus on decreasing drug use The use of methamphetamines, cocaine and other hard drugs has been a presence in Moose Jaw for the last few years, with the Moose Jaw Police Service and its partners seeing an increase in its usage when responding to calls for service. The police service presented data about crime rates in Moose Jaw during the Sept. 10 Board of Police Commissioners’ meeting at the Moose Jaw Public Library. One topic that received attention was the use of meth in the community. City council is said to be working to ensure activities

Saskatchewan man killed in highway collision in Moose Jaw Moose Jaw Express Staff

A 51-year-old man is dead after his motorcycle collided with a truck over the weekend. The Moose Jaw Police Service was called at 5:45 p.m. on Sept. 15 to the intersection of Highway 1and Caribou Street East for a collision involving a truck and a motorcycle. Other emergency services were already on scene, according to a news release. A 51-year-old male, a Saskatchewan resident, who was operating the motorcycle, did not survive the collision. The Moose Jaw Police Service, in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Coroner’s Service, continue to investigate this incident.

Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express are provided to engage the community and ensure youths have something productive to do while staying off the streets, such as playing sports and being involved with positive role models. Efforts have been made to do this, including signing an agreement with the Vancouver Whitecaps to support soccer programs, working with the Sask. Selects football program, and partnering with gymnastics and dance programs. Police have also made an effort to be visible in the community, Tolmie said. They are active in schools and at-

tempt to be positive role models in the community so residents feel safe. Ensuring there are enough police on the streets means having the finances to fund those positions, he continued. This is why having a strategic plan is important since the Board of Police Commissioners wants to ensure it is focusing on the right areas. The next meeting of the Board of Police Commissioners is Oct. 16.

Resident charged after breaking into apartment near Mosaic Place Moose Jaw Express Staff

Moose Jaw resident Justin Donnell is in police custody after being charged in relation to an incident near Mosaic Place last week. The Moose Jaw Police Service attended to the 100 block of High Street West on Sept. 12 after receiving a call about a disturbance, a police news release explained. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male — Donnell — who had been in an altercation. Donnell was suffering from non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to the Wigmore Hospital, where he was later released back into police custody. During their investigation, police determined that Donnell had broken into an apartment while wearing a mask

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and armed with weapons. He was confronted by the resident of the apartment and a struggle ensued, at which point Donnell was injured, the news release said. The resident of the apartment was co-operative with police and was released with no charges. Police charged Donnell with break and enter with intent, assault with a weapon, mischief, and disguise with intent. He appeared in court recently and was remanded back into custody. Donnell and the victim were known to each other, the news release said. Police continue to investigate and further charges could be laid.

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Red Green farewell tour stopping in the Friendly City Larissa Kurz

The final tour of Possum Lodge meetings is set to begin on Sept. 19, the start to a 42-day-long trip across Canada for beloved comedian Steve Smith — more famously known as Red Green, the handiest not-so-handyman in Possum Lake. “It’s all fresh and new,” said Smith, of his upcoming tour. “If they came to the other ones, they won’t hear anything they’ve heard before.” Smith is calling this tour a farewell, after nearly 30 years portraying the famous character on the hit Canadian sitcom, The Red Green Show. This is Smith’s fourth live tour as Red Green, and he is looking forward to taking the stage for audiences across the country, although the idea of saying goodbye brings out a mix of feelings. “It’s mainly happy, you know, the undercurrent of the tour is gratitude and goodbye, so it’s time to move on, that’s all,” said Smith. “Each [tour] has been better than the one before, and I’m sure this one will just cap it right off.” The live one-man show promises some fresh material, some of which includes long-distance cameos from other familiar characters from the sitcom, all delivered with that same dry humour fans know and love. Smith is excited to embark on another live tour, which he

admits to enjoying more so than doing his bit on television because of the audiences. “In this day and age, you can watch anything from anywhere in the world on your phone, but with a live performance, you’re either in the room or you’re not. It’s a big difference,” said Smith. “When I walk out on stage, I know I’m in a friendly environment. I know I’m with people who share my sense of humor and it’s just so comfortable.” Moose Jaw is one of a handful of tour stops that had a second show added, following an impressive sold-out response to the first show. In fact, several shows have sold out, proving that Canadians — and Saskatchewanians — are looking forward to seeing Red Green bestow his knowledge once again. “It was Canadians that encouraged me to maybe see how far this thing could go,” said Smith. “I can remember back in the day, when we were first starting Lodge memberships and everything, the province of Saskatchewan was right in there, as a solid centre of support. So it’s kind of neat to be going back there.” It’s been 14 years since the final episode of The Red Green Show aired, but clearly Canadians haven’t forgotten that memorable nugget of advice: “if the women don’t find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.”

Red Green’s This Could Be It tour will be at the Cultural Centre on Oct. 5, and while the 7 p.m. show has already sold out, there are still tickets left for the matinee show at 3 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase through the Box Office, either online, in person, or by calling 1 (306) 6934700.

Cineview film series underway with diverse lineup Larissa Kurz

The Festival of Words has been hosting their Cineview film series for over 20 years, and this fall features yet another impressive lineup of films to catch. Amanda Farnel, from the Festival of Words, said the first night feature held on September 11th saw around 100 people take in the film, a number that indicates the continued increase in interest from the Moose Jaw community. “We always try to bring in a variety of films, and usually they’re films that look interesting to us or that we know our audience would love,” said Farnel. “We saw a turning point a couple of years ago, when we really started trying to curate a better line up and people have really caught on and it’s become really popular.”

The Cineview series will continue on Oct. 2, with Wild Rose, a movie about a girl from Glasgow who dreams of being a star in Nashville. On Oct. 23, a showing of Photograph will tell the story of a photographer who convinces a stranger to pose as his fiancé to appease the pressure to marry from his grandmother. The final film, playing on Nov. 13, is The

Farewell. A Chinese family, upon learning their grandmother doesn’t have very long to live, schedules a family wedding to all be together one last time — except they haven’t told the grandmother she is going to die soon. Each film was chosen because of its interesting and different story, and because they are films that would be unlikely to come to the local Galaxy Cinemas theatre otherwise. Festival representatives actually spent a week in Toronto recently, where they were able to participate in the Toronto International Film Festival. “We’ve really been working hard with TIFF this year, which is where we get our films from,” said Farnel. “We were able to

do some research on what films were popular this year among people, so then hopefully we can bring those in next season.” Farnel encourages people to come out and try one of the films, as they all have fantastic reviews and will be worth the night out. The Cineview series offers tickets to individual shows for $10 each, or a series pass for $20 that can be purchased either from Post Horizon Booksellers, the Festival of Words office in the Cultural Centre, or in the theatre lobby before the movie. “We always say that if you come to one, then you’re going to end up buying a pass. We just need to get you here,” said Farnel.

Briercrest College pioneering new approach to teaching biblical Greek Moose Jaw Express Staff

Briercrest College and Seminary is offering students an in-depth 15-week study of biblical Greek, a process that would normally take years to learn. Thirty students have already embarked on this program, which is the only one of its kind in North America, according to a news release. The semester will be made up of five modules that give students an intensive and immersive approach to biblical Greek. Normally, five language courses would take nearly three years to

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complete. These courses will each take three weeks. Biblical language scholars David Miller and Wes Olmstead, both long-time professors at Briercrest, are leading the initiative. Both are convinced this approach will open the door to a lifelong knowledge of Greek. The shift is from learning about the language to learning the language itself, the news release said. This means hearing and speaking biblical Greek in order to read and internalize it. To teach in this way, Miller and Olmstead are combining the latest research in biblical languages with mate-

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rials they have developed themselves. “Our goal is to be able to read the New Testament and the Septuagint fluently, but in order to do that, we play all kinds of games and speak to each other and listen to each other and all sorts of things,” Olmstead said in the news release. Although it will look like other immersive language programs, this semester will be different in that it is concentrated into four months of daily study. Students will have class all morning and tutorials in the afternoon, where they’ll do activities like a scavenger hunt with clues written in Greek. The ultimate aim, said Miller, is to “help students internalize the language deeply enough to be able to develop a life-long practice of reading the New Testament in Greek.” Briercrest Greek students have gone on to further studies at institutions like Duke University, Cambridge University, and Briercrest Seminary.

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Warriors split opening weekend set with Pats Regina wins season opener 3-2, Warriors claim home opener 5-3 Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

During the first two games of the Western Hockey League regular season, the Moose Jaw Warriors are making the play interesting. They dropped a 3-2 decision to the Regina Pats in their season opener on Friday, Sept. 20, and in the next day’s play, the Warriors scored a pair of goals in each of the first and second periods on their way to a 5-3 victory in their home opener at Mosaic Place on Saturday, Sept. 21. The Tribe led 4-0 with 4:58 to play, only to see the Pats score three goals in a span of 3:53 to make things rather stressful in the final minute of the game. “Teams are going to make a push,” said Warriors head coach Tim Hunter. “They have some quality players over there and it’s a matter of bending and not breaking and we did just that… our guys stood tall, Bailey (Brkin) made some saves; they’ve got a little more firepower as an older team than we do so we had to keep sticking to the details and the way we play defence.” Bailey Brkin turned in his second outstanding start for the Tribe, carrying his

shutout into the final five minutes despite facing 40 shots over that time. As it turns out, that’s all matter of course for the overage netminder, given his past experience. “Honestly, when I was 17, I was playing Junior A for the Calgary Mustangs and I was facing an average of 45 shots a night there, then even in Midget I was getting 50 shots a night,” Brkin said. “So it’s not like I haven’t grown accustomed to lots of shots, so I know how to play in games like this. Sometimes I even prefer more shots and I’m comfortable in those situations.” The Warriors opened scoring 7:42 into the first period, with Carson Denomie taking advantage of Regina’s eighth-straight penalty between the two games to beat Pats netminder Max Paddock. The Pats would extend their penalty streak to 11 straight before a Cory King interference minor at the 6:58 mark of the second gave Regina their first power play since the first period of Friday’s game. Ryder Korczak made it 2-0 only 1:06 after Denomie’s marker before Tate Popple scored his first of the season midway

It was all hands on deck for the Moose Jaw Warriors on this scramble.

Moose Jaw Warriors Eric Alarie, Daemon Hunt, Daniil Stepanov, Carson Denomie and Jadon Joseph skate to the bench for the fly-past after Denomie’s goal. through the second. Keenan Taphorn made it 4-0, with his marker coming with less than a second left in the period. There the score would remain until Regina’s Sloan Stanick snapped the shut-out bid with 4:58 remaining in the contest. Riley Krane added the Pats second marker 36 seconds later to make it 4-2 and Robbie Holmes scored 2:43 after that to pull the Pats within one. Denomie would add an empty netter with seven seconds remaining to close out scoring. Brkin would finish the game with 43 saves while Paddock turned aside 26. The Warriors were 1-for-5 on the power play, the Pats 0-for-2. The season-opening contest one night earlier saw Regina dominate the first period, with Austin Pratt and Ty Kolle scoring to make it 2-0 after 20 minutes. Regina outshot the Warriors 15-2 in the frame. Keenan Taphorn would get one back mid-

way through the second and Denomie would tie things 2-2 at 6:36 of the third, but Kolle’s second of the game with 10:39 gone would stand as the game winner. Brkin made 27 saves for the Warriors, Paddock turned aside 20; the Warriors were 2-for-7 on the power play, Regina 0-for-1. Next action for the Warriors will be Friday, Sept. 27 in Brandon to kick off a home-and-home with the Wheat Kings. The return match will go Saturday, Sept. 28 at Mosaic Place, with game time at 7 p.m. Overtime… Denomie’s three goals see him tied for the league lead in goals scored, while Daemon Hunt’s three assists have him tied for second in helpers... The 50-50 draw for the night started at just over $20,000 and ended up at $60,946, giving the lucky winner a take-home of $30,473.

Warriors show small loss in financials but optimistic at AGM Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

The Moose Jaw Warriors might not have finished the 2018-19 season in the black, but things are looking positive for the local Western Hockey League squad coming out of their annual general meeting held recently. Around 25 people – just barely enough to form a quorum – took in the meeting at Mosaic Place, hearing that despite a loss of $165,145 over the past fiscal year, the team is in solid shape when it comes to their financials. Overall, the Warriors showed a net revenue of $371,850, including $27,063 from their two playoff games at home against the Saskatoon Blades. The overall intake was largely off-set by the team paying half the cost for the installation of new boards and glass at a cost of $233,648, to go along with the team’s annual $200,000 commitment to the Multiplex – the eighth of 10 annual payments – and a contribution of $114,472.90 to the education fund. “Some of that stuff we tried to expense last year but couldn’t just with the way the bills came in,” Moose Jaw President, Chad Taylor said. “So we knew this was going to happen 12 months ago; it was anticipated we were going to see a loss.” While that might be bad news if the team was in dire straits, the actual situation is anything but – the Warriors currently carry a bank balance of $1,134,566.05 with a further $264,319.99 in the education fund. “It’s been great,” Taylor said. “I have a great board, Alan (Millar) our general manager has done a great job running the organization for the community, we’re fiscally

Moose Jaw Warriors president Chad Taylor speaks during the teams annual general meeting responsible and I think we’re among the leaders in the WHL today. At the end of the day, we have our challenges but we take them and manage them and things are good.”

The number of people at the meeting was a sign of that sentiment, especially compared to years past when hundreds would attend the Warriors AGM and often see a contentious meeting. “I’m always looking for transparency and people want to know how their hockey club operates, so I’d always welcome more, but at the end of the day it shows that there’s trust out there and they’re happy with the way we operate the club,” Taylor said. A question raised during the meeting was what the team’s plans are for the $200,000 Multiplex payment after the 2020-21 season completes their pledged commitment to the project. “That’ll be a topic for the board at that time when the payments are all done, but I think we’re open to looking at partnerships with the facility to see if there are things that could be enhanced for the fans and the players,” Taylor said. “We’re always looking at that stuff, but you take it one year at a time and at the end of the day we have to make sure we’re honouring our commitment to the league and making sure that the education fund is taken care of as well.” Three spots were open for election on the board of directors, but with only three filing for the position, Scott Wray, Kelvin Bradford and Tom Hansen were elected by acclamation.

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Connor Park Challenge Course holds official opening Unique park offers a new look to physical activity Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

Moose Jaw has always had plenty of parks offering youngsters a chance to play and adults an opportunity to relax. But when it comes to the obstacle-course layouts that are rapidly becoming more and more popular all over the world, the city has had little to offer until now. The brand new Connor Park Challenge Course officially opened in Wakamow Valley on Thursday, Sept. 22, offering a series of climbing and agility challenges laid out in a course format that offers participants a chance to test themselves physically or just have a different kind of fun compared to a regular playground. “It something like a ninja warrior park where you can actually train and time yourself on it if you like,” said Wakamow Valley general manager Todd Johnson, referring to the wildly popular American Ninja Warrior television show. “But also, the kids get an opportunity to use the equipment differently every single time they try it… it’s not one direction, you can go either way, you can go up and over or through, it’s a different challenge every

Youngsters enjoy the new Challenge Course equipment at Connor Park. time.” The event included a visit by youngsters from a local elementary school, who had a chance to test out the new installation before enjoying some grand-opening cake. Also on hand for the official unveiling was Moose Jaw Co-Op general manager Geoff Anderson as one of the major sponsors of the build. Johnson hopes the challenge course will draw plenty of visitors to Connor Park, which is located on 9th Avenue South on the way to 15 Wing. Just look for the unmissable sign. “We’ve had four different playgrounds throughout the park, we had a couple of accessible playgrounds and a couple theme playgrounds, so we wanted to see if this was something that would catch on and be used,” he said. “It’s a physical activity park and it’s for everyone, it’s really neat how everything is done.” The park is just the latest improvement in Wakamow

Valley after a new disc golf course opened just off of Wellesley Street in the park’s southern most end. The course is free to play and discs can be signed out from the office on Home Street.

Cyclones drop close girls soccer contest to Weyburn Eagles take 4-1 victory over Central in Moose Jaw league action Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

During the Moose Jaw high school girls soccer contest between the Weyburn Eagles and Central Cyclones, the Eagles scored a pair of goals in each half on their way to a 4-1 victory over Central in league action at Sunningale Field on Thursday, Sept. 19. Given the depth of Weyburn’s program – including a handful of provincial team-calibre players – and the success the Eagles have had in recent seasons, seeing things that close came as a morale victory for the Cyclones. “Weyburn is a pretty strong team; I thought we did pretty good against them even if we did lose,” said Central senior Jayme Puersten. “I think it was actually positive for us since we were so close.” There were stretches of the game where the Cyclones were able to generate sustained pressure on the Eagles, including in the second half when Leota Gray scored Central’s lone goal. “I think we have to keep the physicality up in the game and match how physical they’re being and how aggressive,” said Central’s Sage McCulloch. “Once we started getting first to the ball, we were able to connect with passes and get the goal.” The end result combined with the team’s fifth place finish at Soccerfest has shown the Cyclones that they can stay

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competitive even with elite teams. The key now will be to keep that momentum going. “It really brings something for us to work up to this season,” Puersten said. “They’re a really strong team and for us being so close in score, if we try hard enough we think we can definitely beat them.” Alexi Sirounis scored twice for Weyburn, while Kylie Van De Woestyne and Nyla Prochinsky added single markers. In earlier league action Monday, the Swift Current Ardens rolled to an 11-2 win over the Vanier Spirits to improve to 3-0 on the season and 7-0 overall, including their tournament win in Soccerfest. M.J. Anderson scored twice and added two assists for Swift Current, while Tenille Willows, Jannae Carlson, Jaycee Berggren all had two goals each. Taylor Kohls, Heidi Spetz and Calli Moreau-Simpson each scored once. Scores from games Saturday were unavailable as of press time.

The Central Cyclones – here in action during Soccerfest – lost a close contest to Weyburn on Thursday, Sept. 19.

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Aug 20 1. Bryce Warren and Jeff Walpole 2. Bob Cobbe and Don Bonnett 3. Norma and Joe Campbell Hidden. June and Don Ferguson

ROOKIE/MASTER PAIRS MONDAY EVE SESSION SEPTEMBER 9, 2019 1 Don MacDonald - Jeff Bryant 2 Frank VanBreugel - Gail Fitzpatrick

Aug 13 1. Bob Cobbe and Don Bonnett 2. Mary Belbin and Carolyn Duncan 3. Dorothy McFadden and Neta VanIderstine Hidden. Ron and Linda McInnis Aug 6 1. Farris Baba and Ron Bartusek 2. Mary Belbin amd Carolyn Duncan 3. Dianne Breton and Joan Hunter Hidden. Norma and Joe Campbell

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON PAIRS WEDNESDAY AFT SESSION SEPTEMBER 11, 2019 1 Anita Duncan - Gail Fitzpatrick 2 Joanne Gilbert - Gloria Cowie THURS. STRAT PAIRS THURSDAY EVE SESSION SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 A B 1 Len Davidson - Ken Newton 2 Don MacDonald - Jeff Bryant 3 Joanne Gilbert - Gloria Cowie 1 Gail Fitzpatrick - Anita Duncan

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Action from the Canadian Ranch Roping Association championship at the Golden Mile Arena this past weekend.

Turning work into competition: ranch roping championships show off skills Top ropers from throughout western Canada take part in elite event Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

A ranch roping competition is significantly different than one that might be seen at a rodeo. event for the first time will The arena is largely quiet, teams of three riders take their time and skillfully maneuver their horse before letting their ropes fly and setting the best position possible for their teammates to continue their run. One ropes the head, the other the feet and a third dismounts and adjusts the ropes into the perfect position to end the run. It looks like something one might see on a farm or ranch. Some of the top working cowboys in western Canada were in Moose Jaw the weekend of September 14th for the Canadian Ranch Roping Association championship final at the Golden Mile Arena, showing off a host of practical roping skills that one would see in the open field even more so than in competition. ‘What we do here is basically what we do when we’re out in the pasture treating sick animals, we just make a competition out of it,” explained CRRA president Ross Smith, himself a high-level competitor in the organization. “Whatever would be bad or get you in trouble out in the pasture, you get negative points here. Whatever is a good thing out in the pasture gets you positive points here. So it’s all geared toward good practices in the pasture.” That brings an interesting angle to the competition itself – what you do as your work in your day-to-day life is a key part

of how well you do when you are in the arena looking to claim cash and championships. “You can take a cowboy who’s a very good hand at home, treating cattle and stuff on his home ranch and he could come to one of these competitions and he just might win the very first roping he enters,” Smith said. “That’s how close this is to real life. So these guys here who are really good at it, that’s what they do for a living; they’ll load up their trailers and they’ll head out and be right back at work tomorrow morning. “So this is just a chance for us to get together and have some fun and show off what we can do.” Around 70 teams took part in the weekend event, as well as the Ranch Horse competition that took place the evening before. The CRRA final is the culmination of a winter series that sees monthly stops in Moose Jaw before moving into a full slate of competitive events through the spring and summer. While the top riders were in action on one side of the arena, a Novice division was also working through their class, featuring a wide range of up-and-coming ropers looking to gain experience in the ring. “It’s beginners of any age, you’ll have men and women and young kids,” Ross said. “It’s not uncommon to see three generations of the same family competing on one team. We’re very, very beginner and family oriented… a lot of times at home,

when they go out to treat an animal, the husband goes out and the wife will help and if they have kids old enough to rope, they’ll be out there too. It’s a family-run operation so they’ll have to take care of everything themselves sometimes.” That care for the animals is what the whole scope of ranch roping is about and is evident right from the get-go, with as little violent movement as possible. “If we’re back home and roping a sick animal, we don’t want to stress it any more than we have to, so we want to catch it with the least amount of stress we can, administer medication and turn it loose,” Smith explained. “We don’t want to chase it, we don’t want to yard it around, we want to be as gentle as we can because these animals will later on go into our breeding program… so we always want to make sure we’re keeping the animals as comfortable as possible when we’re out in the field and when we’re competing.” As it turns out, Smith not only can talk the talk, but he can walk the walk, as he joined with Clayton Millar and Adam Thiessen to take first place in the Open division. Millar ended up having an impressive weekend himself, as his teams finished in three of the top four placings as well as five of the top eight. He joined Dane Knox and Mike Ramage to finish in second as well as with Darcy Driedger and Don Millar to finish fourth. The team of Ross McDonald, Adam

Thiessen and Colton Thiessen claimed third place. The Novice division saw Leanne Myer and Derrick Schaeffer take top spot, with Tammy King and Codee Kyle in second and Melissa and Don Turner in third. Be sure to check the Canadian Ranch Roping Association on Facebook for full results from the competition. h t t p s: // w w w. f a c e b o o k . c o m / groups/247339715388179/


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Huge season ahead for Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre

High-level tournaments, provincial championships and a certain major event on horizon for local organization Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

The Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre is going to be a busy, busy place this coming winter, and manager Rhonda Wenarchuk wouldn’t have it any other way: two Saskatchewan Curling Tour tournaments; three provincial championships; the regular leagues and bonspiels that take place every season; and, of course, the big one: the Scotties Tournament of Hearts running Feb. 15 to 23 at Mosaic Place. “It’s swamped this year; there’s so much going on, but it’ll be nice to see so many people out curling,” Wenarchuk said. Ice is currently being installed in the rink, with the final touches taking place to prepare for the first events of the season – an open house on Saturday, Oct. 5 and a Youth Camp taking place the same weekend. The camp will feature two age groups from five-to-10 and 11-to-20 and will feature local curlers and coaches passing on tips and instruction ranging from sweeping and sliding to angles, two-on-two play and even video analysis. The cost is $40 for the younger age group and $50 for the older players. “It’s about half full right now, so we’re hoping a few more sign up once it gets

The Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre will soon be back in action for a new season.

closer,” Wenarchuk said. “It’s a good way to start the season and learn about curling at the same time.” The Saskatchewan Curling Tour men’s tour will make their stop in Moose Jaw Oct. 25-27 followed by the Saskatchewan Women’s Curling Tour from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1. Both season-long tours act as qualifiers for the Tankard and provincial Scotties – with the women’s provincial tournament taking on an extra level of interest with the national

championship in Moose Jaw. The always-popular CHAB Youthspiel takes place Dec. 7-8, the Sandra Schmirler Foundation Charity Funspiel Jan. 10-11 and 117th annual Men’s Bonspiel runs Jan 17-18. That all leads into the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, with preparations already in high gear for what promises to be the premiere event of the winter in Moose Jaw. Curling Canada already has personnel in the city preparing for

the tournament, with the current focus on volunteers. “They still have about 115-120 spots to fill in various areas, and once they get that locked down in the next month, then the directors will start contacting people and get the ball going… it’s coming, it’s going to be busy and a lot of fun,” Wenarchuk said. The first provincial championship will take place during the Feb. 28 weekend as the Lion’s Club will host their annual playoffs, followed by the first ever Stick Provincial Championship Mar. 13-15 and the season-ending Club Championship Mar. 27-30. The regular league nights are also beginning to take shape – the Tuesday and Thursday Night leagues are currently full, with the Fab Friday six-end league still taking registration. Also on tap is the Original 16 Cash League, which is set to begin on Wednesday, Oct. 2 and will feature between 16 and 18 teams. For more information or to register for a league or event, check out www. or contact the curling office 306-624-2040.

AAA Warriors fall to Pat Canadians to close out pre-season Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express The Moose Jaw AAA Warriors closed out the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League pre-season with a lessthan-perfect result, but if the lessons learned lead to better things down the road, they’ll most certainly take it. The Regina Pat Canadians scored three goals in each of the second and third periods on their way to a 7-2 victory over the Warriors at Mosaic Place last Thursday night. The loss was the lone blemish on the Warriors’ record through the exhibition campaign as they finished with a 4-1 mark, good enough for third-best in the league. The Warriors were able to rebound in the second and generate a handful of scoring chances of their own, but the Pat Canadians extended the lead to 6-0 before the Warriors were finally able to get on the board, with Caelan Fitzpatrick scoring on the power play at the 10:05 mark. Connor McGrath picked up Moose Jaw’s second marker with 6:52 to play, with the final score 7:2. Chase Coward and Dylan Ernst split time in goal for the Warriors, turning aside 13 shots each. Drayden Ramage and Jackson Taupert stopped 24 shots for Regina. The Warriors will now have a week off before heading north for the regular season-opening Warman Showcase, where they’ll take on the Tisdale Trojans on the morning of Sept. 27 and Saskatoon Blazers on Sept. 28. Moose Jaw’s home opener is Oct. 5 when they host the Blazers (1:30 p.m., Mosaic Place).

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Vikings remain undefeated in boys volleyball Vanier girls also remain undefeated as season kicks into high gear Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

The Vanier Vikings are off to a solid start as they continue their quest to repeat as Moose Jaw high school boys volleyball league champions. Vanier improved to 3-0 on the season in comfortable fashion with a pair of wins this week, taking a 3-0 (2512, 25-13, 25-17) victory over Riverview/Mortlach last Tuesday before following with a 3-0 (25-15, 25-15, 25-22) win over the Central Cyclones Thursday at Vanier. The win over Central was familiar to anyone who followed the Vikings’ run to the provincial title last season – their never-say-die attitude on every point saw a handful of sure Central kills end up coming back over the net, even in the unlikeliest of situations.

That’s all by design, according to Vikings coach Levi Broda. “We have a very scrappy team, not the biggest team, but they’re scrappy and won’t let balls end,” he said. “It’s contagious, when one guy makes a play everyone else is ready to hit the floor for it.” While last season’s Vanier crew had their share of size and players who could jump out of the gym, it’s a bit of a different look this time around. Speed and mobility – hence the ability to dig almost anything that comes over the net – will be key for the team going forward. That includes their younger players, many of whom have stepped right onto the senior team while looking just as effective as they did during their junior championship-winning days. In other boys league action from last Thursday, the

Action from the high school boys volleyball league game between the Vanier Vikings and Central Cyclones.

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Briercrest Christian Academy Cougars (1-2) took a 3-0 (25-14, 25-22, 25-22) win over Riverview/Mortlach (0-2) and Cornerstone Christian School (2-1) defeated the Peacock Toilers (1-2) 3-1 (25-18, 25-23, 28-30, 25-22). Action from earlier in the week saw Avonlea (1-1) defeat Peacock 3-0 (25-17, 25-15, 25-20) and, in the closest game of the week, Cornerstone battled to a 3-2 (25-20, 22-25, 18-25, 25-16, 15-8) win over Briercrest. In girls league action; the Vanier Spirits also remained undefeated as they look to defend their league title, improving to 2-0 with a 3-0 (25-13, 25-16, 26-24) win over the Central Cyclones (0-3). The Peacock Toilers (2-0) kept pace with a commanding win of their own, 3-0 (2521, 25-9, 25-11) over Cornerstone (1-2). Earlier in the week, the Spirits won their season opener 3-0 (25-13, 25-23, 25-19) over Cornerstone and Briercrest Christian (1-1) defeated Central 3-1 (25-18, 26-24, 22-25, 25-23).

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District 31 La facture Toute la vie (N) 5e rang (N) Le téléjournal (N) NCIS “Into the Light” (N) FBI “The Lives of Others” New Amsterdam (N) Global News at 10 (N) The Resident (N) This Is Us (N) Emergence (N) Big Bang etalk (N) (5:00) Evenings on The Weather Network Evenings on TWN Overnight on TWN This Is Us (N) (:01) New Amsterdam (N) News Tonight Show-J. Fallon Seth Meyers Standing Coronation Standing 22 Minutes TallBoyz (N) Baroness The National (N) FBI “The Lives of Others” NCIS: New Orleans (N) Two Men Late Show-Colbert Corden mixed-ish black-ish (N) Emergence (N) News (:35) Jimmy Kimmel Live Nightline (N) Hudson & Rex mixed-ish black-ish (N) Mom Mom Nordic L Nordic L Season Preview SportsCentre (N) SportsCentre (N) SC With Jay and Dan (N) (6:00) MLB Baseball NL Wild Card: Teams TBA. (N) Sportsnet Central (N) MLB’s Best Plays/Month Big Bang etalk (N) Criminal Minds The Voice (N) Seinfeld Goldbergs Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU ›› “Me Before You” (2016) Emilia Clarke. (:10) ››› “Gremlins 2: The New Batch” (1990) ››› “Infamous” (2006, Drama) Toby Jones. King of Hill King of Hill King of Hill King of Hill Frasier Frasier 3’s Comp. 3’s Comp. (6:00) Outdaughtered (N) Kate Plus 8 (N) OutDaughtered-New Outdaughtered Homestead Rescue Homestead Rescue (N) Undercover Billionaire Homestead Rescue Goldbergs Fresh-Boat Friends Friends Friends Friends Big Bang Big Bang 3 Faces (:45) ›››› “The Lady Eve” (1941) Henry Fonda (:45) ›››› “All About Eve” (1950) (6:00) ››› “Independence Day” (1996) Will Smith. ››› “Independence Day” (1996) Will Smith. Motorcycle Race Beyond the Wheel The 10 The 10 (:10) “Crypto” (2019) Beau Knapp, Alexis Bledel. ›› “Isn’t It Romantic” (2019) Stronger “Spider’s Web” ›› “7 Days in Entebbe” (2018) Daniel Brühl. (9:50) “The First Purge” Birth The Circus Murder in the Bayou The Affair “506” On Becoming a God (6:05) ››› “Bessie” Real Time With Bill Maher “Diego Maradona” (2019) Diego Armando Maradona.




District 31 Discussions Une autre histoire (N) Ruptures (N) Le téléjournal (N) 9-1-1 “Sink or Swim” (N) (:01) Prodigal Son (N) Bull “Fantastica Voyage” Global News at 10 (N) Conners Bob Heart All Rise (N) The Good Doctor “Debts” Big Bang etalk (N) (5:00) Evenings on The Weather Network Evenings on TWN Overnight on TWN (6:00) The Voice (N) Bluff City Law (N) News Tonight Show-J. Fallon Seth Meyers Coronation Coronation Murdoch Mysteries (N) Frankie Drake Mysteries The National (N) All Rise (N) Bull “Fantastica Voyage” Two Men Late Show-Colbert Corden Dancing With the Stars The Good Doctor “Debts” News (:35) Jimmy Kimmel Live Nightline (N) Dancing With the Stars “Movie Night” (N) Bluff City Law (N) Nightclub Nightclub (6:15) NFL Football Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers. (N) SC With Jay and Dan (N) Plays/Month NHL’s Best Sportsnet Central (N) Hockey Central Plays/Month Behind Big Bang etalk (N) Criminal Minds The Voice The coaches seek America’s best voice. Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU ›› “The Break-Up” (2006) Vince Vaughn. (6:35) ››› “Apollo 13” (1995) Tom Hanks. Ramy Ramy Power “Inside Man” Man-Plan Man-Plan Man-Plan Man-Plan Frasier Frasier 3’s Comp. 3’s Comp. 90 Day: Other The Toilet Paper 90 Day Fiancé 90 Day: Other BattleBots (N) Savage Builds BattleBots Goldbergs Fresh-Boat Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang (6:00) ›››› “The Best Years of Our Lives” (1946) “CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion” (2012) The Terror (N) (:01) Lodge 49 (N) (:05) The Terror (:06) Preacher NHRA Drag Racing AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals. The 10 The 10 (6:15) “Racer and the Jailbird” (2017) The Circus On Becoming a God The Affair “506” The Truth Is in the Stars ›› “Justice League” (2017, Action) Ben Affleck. “A Sister’s Obsession” ››› “American Made” (2017) Tom Cruise. “We Die Young” (2019, Action) (:40) Lucky Temple (:35) “A Rock and a Hard Place” (1997) The Deuce (N) Our Boys (N)




Découverte Le gros Tout le monde en parle (N) Téléjour. S.W.A.T. “Encore” NCIS: Los Angeles NCIS: New Orleans News Block God Friended Me “Joy” Shark Tank The Rookie “Impact” Housewife Goldbergs (5:00) Evenings on The Weather Network Overnight on TWN Overnight on TWN (6:15) NFL Football Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints. (N) News Sports Final Inside Edit. Heartland “Wild One” (N) Anne With an E (N) The Fifth Estate (N) The National (N) God Friend NCIS: Los Angeles To Be Announced Joel Osteen NCIS: New Orleans Shark Tank The Rookie “Impact” News Sports Bensinger Castle Simpsons Bless Burgers Family Guy Mom Mom Paramedics: Bridging (6:15) NFL Football Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints. (N) SC With Jay and Dan (N) MLB’s Best Misplays Sportsnet Central (N) MLB’s Best Blue Jays Misplays Gotta See It (6:20) NFL Football Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints. (N) Corner Gas Big Bang Big Bang “Love on the Menu” “My Boyfriends’ Dogs” (2014) Erika Christensen. Pearson (N) (:05) ›› “American Reunion” (2012) Jason Biggs. ››› “Anatomy of a Murder” (1959) Lee Remick 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 (N) Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Step Brot ››› “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” (2013) Will Ferrell. The Office The Office (6:00) ››› “For Whom the Bell Tolls” (1943) ››› “A Farewell to Arms” (1932) Cleopatra Fear the Walking Dead (:14) Preacher The journey finally ends. (:32) Talking Dead (N) Walking NHRA Drag Racing AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals. Drag Racing NHRA in 30 “Maze Runner” The Circus Toon Pres. The Affair “506” (N) On Becoming a God “Woody Woodpecker” › “Father Figures” (2017) Ed Helms, Owen Wilson. “All the Money” (:10) ›› “A Bad Moms Christmas” (2017, Comedy) › “Jigsaw” (2017, Horror) Tobin Bell. Maze Run Hemingway (:20) ››› “Cast a Deadly Spell” Succession “Dundee” (N) Gemstones (:40) Ballers














District 31 L’épicerie Les enfants de la télé (N) Le monstre (N) Le téléjournal (N) Survivor (N) Mod Fam Single S.W.A.T. “Fire in the Sky” Global News at 10 (N) The Masked Singer (N) (:01) Almost Family Stumptown (N) Goldbergs etalk (N) (5:00) Evenings on The Weather Network Evenings on TWN Overnight on TWN Chicago Fire (N) Chicago P.D. “Assets” (N) News Tonight Show-J. Fallon Seth Meyers Standing Coronation Baking Show Northern Rescue (N) Grand Designs SEAL Team S.W.A.T. “Fire in the Sky” Two Men Late Show-Colbert Corden Mod Fam Single Stumptown (N) News (:35) Jimmy Kimmel Live Nightline (N) Chicago Med (N) Chicago Fire (N) Chicago P.D. “Assets” (N) Paramedics: Paramedics: 2019 Rugby World Cup SportsCentre (N) SportsCentre (N) SC With Jay and Dan (N) NHL Hockey NHL Hockey Vancouver Canucks at Edmonton Oilers. (N) Big Bang etalk (N) Criminal Minds “Cure” Goldbergs Big Bang Seinfeld Goldbergs Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU NCIS: Los Angeles ›› “Bad Moms” (2016) (:05) ›› “Get Smart” (2008, Comedy) Steve Carell. ››› “Diner” (1982) Steve Guttenberg. Raymond Raymond Raymond Raymond Frasier Frasier 3’s Comp. 3’s Comp. (6:00) My 600-Lb. Life Hoarding: Buried Alive Hoarding: Buried Alive My 600-Lb. Life Expedition Unknown (N) Contact (N) Body Cam Expedition Unknown Goldbergs Fresh-Boat Seinfeld Seinfeld Seinfeld Seinfeld Big Bang Big Bang Jewel Rob ››› “Union Depot” (:45) ›› “Beauty and the Boss” ›› “Rafter Romance” (6:00) ›› “U.S. Marshals” (1998) Wesley Snipes ›› “XXX” (2002, Action) Vin Diesel, Asia Argento. NASCAR Gander ARCA Racing Series Pocono 2. NASCAR The 10 The 10 ›› “The Meg” (2018) Jason Statham, Li Bingbing. ›› “Murder on the Orient Express” (2017, Mystery) Murder in the Bayou On Becoming a God The Affair “506” Couples The Circus (:15) ›› “Skyscraper” (2018) Dwayne Johnson. ›› “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” (2017) Colin Farrell Stolen Daughters (7:50) “Diego Maradona” (2019, Biography) Succession “Dundee”

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On the Front Porch by Wanda Smith

Clean Up and Clear Out I would like to inspire you... inspire you to clean up and clear out. We are seeing an increasing trend of consumerism, greed and hoarding within society; and it’s not just our neighbor who may be the clutter bug. Most of us have a tendency to fill up our homes with stuff and just as the frog in the boiling pot of water suffered a slow death, we, too may be experiencing it from the slow, silent killer of clutter. Clutter is poisonous. It steals our peace, our joy, our relationships, and our energy. Not only affecting us, our children and grandchildren are caught up in this epidemic and are overcome with toys and gadgets (the toy industry only started when the television came into our homes.) Toy companies realized they had an open-ended opportunity to advertise toys to the kids who were watching the show “The Mickey Mouse Club.” Before that, imagination and boredom created the best toys and memories! Since last week, I hope you’ve determined in your heart you are going to join the decluttering challenge and start the process (get your kids involved too). There are so many rewards ahead for you as you persevere through the process. I will testify that I had dreaded going through two totes of smaller clothes (not ever thinking I would get rid of them because I may fit them again). But, you know what? It was far easier than I thought to look through them all and give them to a local charity. I felt free with no sense of regret! Here are a few practical ways to declutter your way to success: to start with, pick one room to concentrate on. A suggestion is to choose the room you see when entering your home. The first impression makes a big impression. One benefit to decluttering the entrance first, is that you will be able to conquer it quickly and it will provide momentum for the next room. It will also reward you with a fresh perspective as you walk into a cleaned up and cleared out room. Prepare 4 stations before you start. Get a box/bag for garbage, one for keeping, one for give away and one for selling. Divide your possessions into one of those four stations. Take pictures of your overstuffed room. Once you’ve decided on a room, set your timer for 20 minutes. You read that right! Only 20 minutes! You can accomplish so much within a short period of time. Do not wait for the weekend or holidays to begin to conquer your mountain. Just do it 20 minutes a day. If you get on a roll, you may continue longer but the tendency is to get overwhelmed and quit so make sure to guard the amount of time you are actually spending at the job. As you keep making progress, you will begin to feel better about yourself and see your mental health pick up as well as your physical energy. If you’re feeling discouraged, look back at those “before” pictures and see how far you’ve come. Finally, as you finish the job, take a picture of your finished product then celebrate your success! To keep the momentum flowing, watch YouTube tutorials of how to clean and declutter. Set a goal for this week. I’m cheering you on! Stay tuned for more decluttering tips next week... “Let all things be done decently and in order.” 1 Corinthians 14:40 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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Right to Life dedicates new bench to the memory of lost children Larissa Kurz

Underneath the warmth of a sunny afternoon, a group of Moose Jaw Right to Life members and other special guests gathered in Sunset Cemetery for the official dedication of a bench memorial. The new bench is dedicated to the memory of any child that has been lost — whether by miscarriage, stillbirth, abortion or in infancy — and is meant to be a space of comfort for mothers and families to feel whatever emotions they need. Sitting in the cemetery’s Garden of Angels, which is the specific corner set aside for the interment of children who were lost in infancy, the bench was announced a few weeks ago in conjunction with the new Little Angels program at Sunset Cemetery. This particular project has been on the minds of local Right to Life members for over two years, and has now finally come to fruition with the partnership of Marc L’Hoir, manager of Sunset Cemetery. “What I wanted to do was make a special place, with this bench and this garden, so that families can do that interment at a reasonable cost,” said L’Hoir. The dedication ceremony invited Cindy Latrace, of the Informed Choices Pregnancy Centre, to say a few words about her experiences — both personal and at the centre. “It’s beautiful to see the community begin to validate that the loss is real, and to support each other through the grieving process that comes with this kind of loss,” said Latrace. “What a beautiful thing, to have a place to go to remember the life that was yours for such a short time.” The bench is a visual reminder to those who have experienced a loss that they are not alone, and Right to Life president Jean Landry hopes that it serves the

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community well. “I feel it was very special [here today], and I really hope that it is shared through the community that there is this place,” said Landry. “Because different people I’ve spoken to have really found it emotional and are really glad that it’s here, and so we’re very grateful that it has come to be.”

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Residents concerned about protecting pre-born life walked the streets on September 14th, with the goal of providing a visible example of pro-life efforts in the community. Nearly 100 people young and old gathered at Victory Church as part of Moose Jaw Right to Life’s annual Walk for Life. Walk for Life is a peaceful, joyful and prayerful public 60 Athabasca Street East witness of pro-life individuals, explained president Jean 306-692-0533 Landry. Participants walk in the community to bring Minister: Rev. awareness to the factJim that Tenford life is precious and there can Music Director: Karen Purdy be alternatives to the life-ending choice of abortion or Sunday, May 14th, 2017 euthanasia. Service 10:30am “ByWorship our witness, by our signs, we attempt to awaken the & Sunday School public conscience to think about respecting and support-

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John Alvin Slater, aged 72 years of Moose Jaw SK, passed away on Thursday Sept 19, 2019 with family by his side after a courageous battle with cancer. John was born on April 22, 1948 in Radville, SK to Phyllis Mae and John Edwin Slater. John worked for 36 years as a CNR Engineer out of Biggar, SK before enjoying retirement in Moose Jaw, SK. John was predeceased by his father, John Slater; sister, Betty Evanshyn and sister in law Kathy Konrath. John will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 48 years Margaret Anne Elizabeth, his mother Phyllis, his children and grandchildren: Michael (April) - Bryce (Deb), Bryton & Brenton, Patrick - Tyler, Scott, Myles & Georgia, Mathew - Sophia & Gabriella, Kenanne - Sabrina & Chloe. Brothers: Rick (Cathy), Bob (Bev). Sister: Joanne (Bill). Brothers in law: David (Lydia), Pete, Jim (Linda) and Gary. Sisters in law: Darlene (Monte) & Kelly (Floyd), as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and loved ones. Thank you to Dr. Hugo, Dr. Majid, Dr. Miller, staff at the F. H. Wigmore Hospital, Allan Blair Cancer Clinic & 3B (Pasqua Hospital), Pioneer Lodge, Palliative Care (Moose Jaw) and Chateau St.Michael’s. As per John’s wishes there will be no funeral service at this time, a celebration of life will take place at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Michelle Surtees, Funeral Director 306-693-4550

Pro-life walk raises awareness of protecting all life

Traditional Anglican Parish 27 Hochelaga St. W., Moose Jaw

SLATER April 22, 1948 - September 19, 2019

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 29th , 2019 10:30 am Worship Service & Sunday School

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ing every life, from the women with an unplanned pregnancy to the elderly who may feel that his or her life is a burden to others,” she said. “We walk and collectively implore God to turn our hearts and minds away from this culture of death we have embraced and lead us back to a culture of life.” Moose Jaw Right to Life uses its Walk for Life event as a fundraiser so it can pay its bills and keep its Main Street location open. In a small way, Landry said, the organization attempts to support new mothers in the community by giving away free maternity and baby clothes every second and fourth Wednesday of the month. “We are grateful to the community for the regular donations of baby clothes to enable us to provide this service,” she added. Participants raised $2,170 before the walk and in contributions at registration.

TRINITY UNITED CHURCH 277 Iroquois St W Moose Jaw, SK Next Service: September 29, 10:30am Ken Mathers

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KATHERINE ANN STRATULAT Born June 23, 1951 Katherine left us to join her parents Dan and Iliana Stratulat. She is survived by her daughter Michelle (Nick) Gotsoulias and grandchildren Eleni and Demetry, son Matthew Gafencu, sisters Alice (Merv) Rayner, Pearl (Gerry) Hodges and Margaret (Rob) Senft along with many nieces and nephews. Katherine looked at things through childlike eyes and had wonder. She paid attention to the small details and remembered special things about the people she met. She sure knew how to tell a story so you could see it in front of your eyes. Katherine had many talents and was extremely creative, expressive and took great pleasure in baking, crafting, sewing and playing the drums. In earlier years, she danced with the Eminescu Romanian Dancers, and even travelled to Ottawa to dance for the Queen. She also performed with the Moldova Ensemble family group for a number of years. Katherine spent time as a clown for the Sasktel Pioneers and her clown name was Splash; she loved fishing with her dad; and enjoyed learning all the special things from her mom. Visitation was held on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 7:00 pm at Parkview Funeral Chapel, 474 Hochelaga St. W, Moose Jaw. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 10:00 am with interment at Rosedale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Christian Children’s Fund (1200 Denison St. Markham, ON, Canada L3R 8G6), St. Nicholas Romanian Orthodox Church (1770 St John St, Regina, SK S4P 1R7) or The Lung Association (18 Wynford Drive, Suite 401, Toronto, ON M3C 0K8). In living memory of Katherine a memorial tree planting will be made by Jones-Parkview Funeral Services. Please see our online book of condolences at www. and www.wjjonesandson. com (Obituaries). Blair Scott, Funeral Director.

Theobald (Ted) Harlos December 30, 1931 – September 16, 2019 “…And on the 8th day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, “I need a caretaker.” So God made a farmer.”

HELEN KUSHNER (Nee Todoruk) SEPTEMBER 21, 1918 - SEPTEMBER 5, 2019 Helen Kushner of Moose Jaw passed away peacefully with family by her side on September 5, 2019 just short of her 101st birthday. Helen was born the eldest of five children at Mountain Road, Manitoba. She married Mike Kushner before the war in September 18, 1939 and raised two children: Iris and Kenneth. In 1968 Mike’s work with CP Rail brought them to Moose Jaw. Helen worked as a cook, she decorated the most exquisite wedding cakes and must hold the undocumented record with the Guiness Book of Records for the highest number of perogies ever made. Later in life, Helen discovered her passion for painting. She attended art classes in Montreal and painted in Vermont and Maine. She loved being a part or the Moose Jaw Art Guild and made so many friends that she painted alongside. She enjoyed sewing and baking but her family always was important. She was a member of the Ukranian Catholic Women’s League and the Ukrainian Congress Association; winning an award with them, the Moose Jaw Art Guild and the Liberal Party of Canada. She is predeceased by her husband Michael; son Kenneth; parents and her siblings Mary and William (Helen). Helen will be sadly missed by her daughter Iris (Gerald); grandchildren Michael (Elizabeth), Meredith (Jeff), Chris (Andrea) and Timothy; great grandchildren Emma & Chelsea, Sophie & Keira and Gwen & Robyn; siblings Doreen and Sonny; sister in law Mary as well as nieces and nephews. A Memorial Tea was held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 1:30 PM at Parkview Reception Lounge, 474 Hochelaga St W., Moose Jaw, SK. In lieu of flowers, please send Memorial Donations to Salvation Army (175 1st Ave NE Moose Jaw, SK S6H 0Y9). In living memory of Helen, a memorial tree planting will be made by Jones-Parkview Funeral Services. Please sign the memorial register at website: www.wjjonesandson. com or (Obituaries). Dayna Chamberlain - Funeral Director

Born to John and Elsie Harlos on December 30, 1931, Ted was the second eldest of five children to be raised on the family farm in the Bayard, SK area. Ted helped his Dad farm until he left for Ontario to go trucking. He returned to the family farm and after a short time started working for Clark’s Construction. He worked there for 18 years and even though he had experienced first-hand the devastation of the “dirty thirties” while farming with his Dad, his heart was always in farming. He married the love of his life, Dena on December 9, 1954 and they resided in Moose Jaw until they moved to the Mitchellton area in 1970 with their six children where he farmed until recently. In 1972, he started Ted Harlos Transport and he and his sons hauled livestock, grain and bales in Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba for 25 years. In his younger years, he enjoyed horseback riding and spent many hours riding in the hills with Dena checking the cows. He had a soft spot for large dogs and even though they were expected to be “work dogs”, they provided countless hours of companionship over the years. Family was very important to him and especially enjoyed any time that he spent with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He will be lovingly remembered by his children Monty (Otilia), Carol (Terry) Wallace, Lyle, Rodger (Vivian), Wade and Holly (Rod) Brownlee; his grand children Gerrad (Kelly), Perry (Gwen), Jeff (Denise), Crystal (Tim), Jordan and Jenna and great grand children Dawson, Ashton, Haaven, Hayden, Zach; Brielle, Janae; Kaylee, Taylor; Cheyanne, Blake, Carmen; his brother Peter (Ilene), sister Elsie Morhart; sister-in-law Ruth Solberg as well as many nieces, nephews and special friends. Ted was predeceased by his wife of 55 ½ years Dena, parents John and Elsie, brother Rudi, sister Matilda, stepbrothers Wilhelm, George, Goitfred, Arnold, Heinrick, Adam and Walter, step-sister Ida, grandson Michael and granddaughter Jaryn. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 20 at 6:00 pm at W.J. Jones & Sons Funeral Home. In keeping with Dad’s wishes, a private memorial will be held for family and close friends. Interment will take place at Rosedale Cemetery. Memorials to the charity of your choice. In living memory of Ted, a memorial tree planting will be made by Jones-Parkview Funeral Services. Please sign the memorial register at or (Obituaries).

Help patients on their road to recovery with a memorial gift to support the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital Please contact us for more information. Moose Jaw Health Foundation 55 Diefenbaker Drive Moose Jaw, SK S6J 0C2 Phone (306) 694-0373

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2 Free Seminars: Thursday Nov. 7 @ 7pm Tradename for W. J. Jones & Son Ltd & Parkview Funeral Chapel

Jones Funeral Home 106 Athabasca St E 306.693.4644

Parkview Funeral Chapel 474 Hochelaga St W 306.694.5500


Friday Nov. 8 @ 10am

To reserve your free seat, call 306-694-5500 Moose Jaw Public Library 461 Langdon Cres. TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED: • Taking care of your Final Documents • What happens if you pass away while visiting grandkids? • Sheltering money from your estate • How to plan for funeral and final expenses

Going ABOVE and BEYOND expectations is what sets us apart

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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.

program. Feel free to bring your own deck if you have one! Admission is free. Ages 13 and Up. 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. DEATH CAFÉ will take place on Thursday, September 19, from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. at the Public Library. Come discuss the taboo and difficult subject of death in an informal relaxed setting. Admission is free. Everyone is welcome. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS GARAGE SALE will be held at Church Of Our Lady Community Centre at the corner of 6th Ave. S.W. and Vaughn St. It goes from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. Please drop off donations Thursday night, Sept. 19, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. 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. 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 G 4 GRANDMOTHERS MEETING on Sept 23 ( Mon) at 1:30 pm at St Aidan Anglican Church . Corner of High St E and 1st Ave E. Please use 1st Ave door. Part of the Stephen Lewis Foundation www.stephenlewisfoundation. org we raise money to help AIDS Orphans & their Caregivers in Africa. Money we raise funds schools, food banks, health clinics and more! Topics: Steak Supper results from Sept 14 at The Crushed Can. Who can help sell raffle tickets, and how we are doing collecting for our Fabric,Yarn, and sewing notions sale in May. You don’t have to be a Mom or Grandma to join/help. Men are also welcome. Local info call: 306 693 3848. THE MOOSE JAW STAMP CLUB will meet 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 The family of 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. MOOSE JAW COLORS will take place on Thursday September 26 at 7pm at the Public Library. Coloring is a great creative activity for all ages and a good stress reliever too! Bring your own coloring supplies and books or use the library-supplied coloring sheets and materials. Come and meet new and old friends and add some color into your life! Admission is free. Everyone is welcome. 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. MOOSE JAW TOWN AND COUNTRY SINGLES DANCE on Saturday, September 28 at Church of Our Lady Community Center, 566 Vaughan St. W. from 8pm to 12am. Band Al and Company. Come on out for an evening of fun! Married couples welcome! Cost $14. Midnight lunch included. Information available by calling 691-6634. We Direct Bill Insurance Companies! JOURNEY TO HOPE WALK FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION AND AWARENESS will be held on September 28th at Jones Chapel, 106 Athabasca St. E. 10am-

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. INTRODUCTORY BRIDGE LESSONS BIDDING IN THE 21ST CENTURY until 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. LINE DANCING CLASSES every Monday from 10-11:30am at Church of Our Lady, 566 Vaughn St. Cost $3 per class. Everyone welcome. For more information call Donna Douglas @306.692.7365. AVID KNITTERS will take place on Tuesday September 17th at 2pm at the Public Library. Wouldn’t it be nice to have new hand-knit scarves and toques and mitts? Wouldn’t it be nice to have enriching conversations with a community as sharp as their needles? The opportunity to learn a new hobby and make friends is too good to miss! 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) MAGIC THE GATHERING PROGRAM will take place on Wednesday Sept. 18, at 6:30PM in the South Meeting Room, at the Public Library. This is an interactive fantasy card-game. In the game you play as a planeswalker, battling other players using everything at your disposal, including spells, enchantments, and powerful creatures! The library can supply 8 pre-made decks for use during the

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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 . 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. DUNGEONS & DRAGONS MEET-UP will take place on 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 the volunteers. 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. 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. THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 9760 Thanksgiving Ham & Turkey Bingo on Sunday, October 6, 2019. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.; bingo starts at 7:00 p.m. Lunch counter will be open. Fun for the whole family. 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. THE DR F.H. WIGMORE REGIONAL HOSPITAL AUXILIARY USED BOOK & JIGSAW PUZZLE SALE will take place on Oct 7 – Oct 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the front lobby of the hospital. All donations of books & puzzles (in good condition) are gratefully accepted. A Penny Parade will be held at the same time. All proceeds go to buy equipment for the hospital. 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 THE DR F.H. WIGMORE REGIONAL HOSPITAL AUXILIARY USED BOOK & JIGSAW PUZZLE SALE on Oct 7 – Oct 13 from 8am - 5pm in the front lobby of the hospital. All donations of books & puzzles (in good condition) are gratefully accepted. A Penny Parade will be held at the same time. All proceeds go to buy equipment for the hospital. Thank you for your continued support! 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. ZOMBIE VS HUMAIN RUN will be held in Connor Park on October 19th. Information on Facebook/ ACFMooseJaw; Inscription: MJZOMBIES.EVENTBRITE.CA TUXFORD PANCAKE BREAKFAST will take place on Sunday, October 20th from 10-11am at the Tuxford Community Hall. Cost Adults $8pp/Children over 5 yrs $4. Menu: scrambled eggs, pancakes, hasbrowns, meat varies monthly & coffee, tea or juice. BRIERCREST ANNUAL FALL SUPPER will be held on Sunday, October 20th at the Briercrest Community Centre from 5-7pm; doors open at 4pm. Homecooked meal of turkey and ham with all the trimmings. Cost: Adults $15/ 6 - 12 years $7/5 and under free. Tickets sold at the door. Visit the Museum’s Artisan Shoppe downstairs. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION – Branch 59 Moose Jaw, 268 High St W: Contact 306-692-5453 Like us on Facebook @ Royal Canadian Legion Branch 59 Moose Jaw. VETERANS’ MORNING COFFEE - Monday-Saturday @ 10:00 am CURLING – Starts Sunday, Oct 6th @ 10:00 am @ Ford Curling Centre CRIBBAGE – Tuesdays @1:30pm – please sign-in by 1pm DARTS – Starts Thursday, Oct 3rd - in the auditorium @ 7:00 pm - Non-members & New Players are welcome FRIDAY SUPPERS @5:30pm – Please purchase tickets by the previous Wednesday SHUFFLEBOARD FRIDAYS @7pm – Drop-in League. Everyone Welcome. MEAT DRAW FUNDRAISER - Saturdays @ 3:00 pm -

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