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Moose Jaw Art Guild preparing for annual winter show Larissa Kurz

The Moose Jaw Art Guild has been gathering in Moose Jaw since the 1920s, sharing their common interest in art and all its forms. For the 52nd year, the Guild will be once again sharing that interest with the community through their annual Christmas exhibit at the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery, which is actually the longest-running annual exhibition at the gallery. This year’s theme is Reflections and will feature work from all 14 of the artists who are currently members of the Guild. Each artist was tasked with using the theme in their work, interpreting it however they chose. For some, ‘reflections’ evoked an emotional response of memories, while others took it more literally, like reflections in the water’s surface. Guild president Karen Walpole is a painter and shared how she interpreted the show’s theme as a look back on her own memories, specifically a photograph of her grandson at the Toronto Aquarium through the display’s bubble. “There is this area where you crawl through the tunnels and then you can look up through a bubble to see all the fish above. And so there was a photograph of my grandson there,” said Walpole. “And so my painting was of him looking at these fish, kind of up close and personal.” The Guild chose the theme because of its versatility, and how open it is to interpretation. “The Reflection theme, we thought would be excellent,” said Walpole. “We just chose a theme that we thought was nice and simple, and there were a lot of ideas we could get using Reflections.” The show will feature mediums of all kinds, such as watercolours, oils, acrylics, sculpture and basket weaving, from a number of familiar local artists: Patrick Hall, Jerry Kaiser, Lee Fast, Cathy Sinclair, Beth Crabb, to name a few. Many of the artists featured in the show are long-term Guild members, and some are new to the group, but Walpole feels that they are all excited to take part in the exhibit.

This painting, titled “Cocteau Hills: Sharptail Grouse” by Pauline Zelinksy, is just one of the works to be displayed in the Moose Jaw Art Guild’s upcoming Christmas show, Reflections. The Art Guild is always welcoming new members, especially with the new programming they have begun to put on. Last month’s meeting featured a discussion of Vincent van Gogh’s work “Wheatfield with Crows,” where the artists met and discussed the work before embarking on creating their own piece reminiscent of the famous painting. The Art Guild has a regular display of their artwork in the back room of the Uptown Cafe, on Main Street, where they share their new work all year round, but Walpole explained that there’s something special about hosting this larger exhibit each year. “It is wonderful, just to give us the encouragement and for people to come out and see our work,” said Walpole. The Art Guild hopes to see a great turnout again this year, as they have always had much support in the past. The Reflections exhibit will open on Nov. 14 with an opening reception at 7:30 p.m. and remain at the MJMAG until Jan. 5.

Stocking campaign for salvation army returns The Moose Jaw Express is pleased to bring back the Stocking Fund. The stocking fund raises money for the good works that the Salvation Army does for the community, as the funds are always needed. The goal we have set this year is $10,000., and The Moose Jaw Express/Moose Jaw Today would like to challenge the community to rise up and do what they can, as every dollar helps. “We have never charged for our paper and I would ask that, in appreciation of the free weekly paper that we delivery to your homes, you might consider donating something to the Salvation Army. That would help the Salvation Army and the community, especially at this time of the year.” publisher Rob Ritchie said.

You can bring your cheques and cash to the Moose Jaw Express office, located at 32 Manitoba Street West and EVERY dime collected will go to the Salvation Army. We will document your donation with a receipt from the office, and publish your name in the Express at the end of the campaign to show our gratitude. For those wanting a Tax-deductible receipt, they will be issued by the Salvation Army. Come on Moose Jaw, lets break that goal and remember, a little deed is better than a great intention! Thank you for your support and let’s make this a Merry Christmas for the Salvation Army.

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provide reliable power to the people of Saskatchewan. However, this facility will be subject to new federal gas regulations released in June 2019.” There is little doubt this required more work than most to finalize, especially after the new federal regulations were released from the Federal Government in June of this year. I honestly thought this was a non- starter after that, so a pat on the back has to go to all that continued to work on this, mainly being as issued in a city press release, “Premier Scott Moe, Minister Responsible for the Environment and Sask Power, Dustin Duncan, and our local MLAs, Greg Lawrence (Moose Jaw Wakamow) and Warren Michelson (Moose Jaw North) for their

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Thank you for writing the editorial of Nov.8th, 2019, p.4. It is long overdue. Your courage in putting into writing what needed to be written is commendable. Well done. Although there are many characteristics of a good mayor --one being able to handle adversity well-- how successful Tolmie has been as mayor is dependent on how he has left the community. Is it in better shape than before he came to office? In a small community, finances and infrastructure are two important aspects. As far as I can gather, our taxes are up and infrastructure still needs work. (as an aside, it took months for the city to repair a large hole near Palliser school, a route travelled by parents daily. Our mayor and city administrators get an F on both these counts.) I have no doubt the Mayor has the betterment of the city in mind and wishes to bring economic benefits to our city. He is trying. Having said that, the Mayor is what you describe in your editorial. He also lacks the ability to handle adversity well and his common sense appears to need some sharpening.....changing of the city nickname-- FRIENDLY City to NOTORIOUS City? Put the question on a ballot and let us see if the moniker is what Moose Jaw citizens want...that is if the number of votes is VALID. (Another aside-I can’t believe the Mayor and one other council member believed an online survey vote of 200/300 (my wife and I being two of them) counted as being a valid representative number in a city of

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More than 350 students from Prairie South School Division have a better understanding of how to be safe at school and at home after participating in several safety presentations. The students from grades 7 and 8 took part in the third annual Moose Jaw Safety Day, held Nov. 6 at the Moose Jaw Exhibition Convention Centre. Nearly a dozen community organizations — such as police, fire, paramedics, St. John Ambulance, therapy dogs, SaskPower and the Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association — spoke to students about the hazards they could face in life and how best to avoid or manage them. Prairie South School Division, the Saskatchewan Association of Agricultural Societies and Exhibitions, the Moose Jaw Exhibition Company, the Progressive Agriculture Foundation, the Community Initiatives Fund, the Ministry of Agriculture, SaskPower and Farm Credit Co-op all worked together to put on the event. Attending the safety day was a good experience for Jesse Lesperance, a Grade 7 student at Prince Arthur School. “It’s been pretty nice. It’s fun,” he said. One tip he picked up is to not touch anything that could kill, such as a live wire or drugs. He explained that drugs could make you hallucinate and lead to death. He added that it’s important to be safe around equipment so you don’t get killed in a potential accident. Prairie South School Division helped organized the

Const. Rob Zoerb with the Moose Jaw Police Service explains the different types of drugs to a group of students during the third annual Prairie South School Division Safety Day, held Nov. 6 on the exhibition grounds. Photo by Jason G. Antonio

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In regard to my editorial published in the October 30th edition, below is my response to a couple of critics. The editorial was about the changing (small) business landscape in Moose Jaw. ‘Yes’ to your questions: “Are you upset about failing MJ businesses? Odd store hours?” In regard to your comment insinuating that I was upset because there was a, “lack of English being spoJoan Ritchie ken in one of the whitest cities in EDITOR Canada?” The answer is ‘no, I am not. You are the one that referred to Moose Jaw as “one of the whitest cities in Canada.” As I have only lived here for ten years, that has not been my experience. Have you not noticed that our community is very multicultural and has been for some time and will continue to be? My comment regarding businesses being bought out ‘mostly by Asians from what I have heard’, to clarify, is not just hearsay, it is factual; speak to realtors and those who assign business licenses if you need to for the facts, and that statement has no racial bias at all. It is factual, from my experience and others, that many of the new businesses are very seldom open; check it out for yourself, and I did not say ALL the new businesses that have recently opened. The Royal Academy here in Moose Jaw to teach the Chinese immigrants the English language and help them integrate into Canadian life is a WONDERFUL addition to Moose Jaw and will greatly serve its purpose here. And for your information, both personally and professionally, I have a great rapport with the Chinese population in Moose Jaw, and those that live in other cities that we have lived. I RESPECT them and APPRECIATE their contributions to our community and the wonderful people they are. We celebrate Chinese New Year annually with the community and hold them in high regard. My husband and I not only enjoy the people of Asia in our country, but we like the culture and people enough to have travelled and visited many countries throughout Asia, including mainland China, Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and more. AND, my husband and I are also grandparents to our ASIAN grandson; our son and his ASIAN wife that have been together for over 14 years and whom we both love as our family. Our son has ASIAN inlaws and family. They are an extended part of our family. So for you who said that as the editor of this paper, I “should be ashamed to be using this paper as a way to push ‘my’ blatantly racist views”, your comments are unfounded and libelous. And to the other who equated me to the KKK, give your head a shake. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication. Send your letters to the editor to: letters@mjvexpress.com or 888-241-5291 All columns, letters to the editor and editorials are solely the personal opinions of the writers themselves and not necessarily the opinions of The Moose Jaw Express. The contents of this publication are the property of the Moose Jaw Express. Reproduction of any of the contents of this publication, including, but without limiting the generality of the following: photographs, artwork and graphic designs, is strictly prohibited. There shall be no reproduction without the express written consent of the publisher. All ads in the Moose Jaw Express are published in good faith without verification. The Moose Jaw Express reserves the right to refuse, classify, revise or censor any ads for any reason in its sole discretion. This paper may include inaccuracies or errors. The Moose Jaw Express does not under any circumstances accept responsibility for the accuracy or otherwise of any ads or messages in any of the publications editions. The Moose Jaw Express specifically disclaims all and any liability to advertisers and readers of any kind for loss or damage of any nature what-so-ever and however arising, whether due to inaccuracy, error, omission or any other cause. All users are advised to check ad and message details carefully before entering into any agreement of any kind and before disclosing personal information. If in doubt, please take legal advice.

Bombing mission claimed the life of Moose Jaw-area pilot 75 years ago this month Jason G. Antonio-Moose Jaw Express

A bombing mission went horribly wrong for Moose Jaw-area pilot Harold Allan Hannah 75 years ago, an event that forced his crew to crash land and eventually led to his death. Hannah, born on a farm west of Moose Jaw near Tuxford, and his crew had been together since Jan. 23, 1944. They had taken part in 18 operations flying Halifax bombers, including two missions on D-Day on June 6, 1944. The crew did such a good job that it was asked to join the Pathfinders squadron which — although quite the honour — meant performing a double tour instead of being sent home. In 1984, navigator Flying Officer J.L. Cope spoke to journalist Jo-Anne Ashe about the fateful night of Nov. 3-4, 1944 and their mission to Dusseldorf, Germany. His memories, and that of fellow crewman Flight Lt. George Albert Martin, were collected on the website Aircrew Remembered by Hannah’s nephew, David Langner. Commence mission On that evening, the crew — now flying Lancaster Type III bomber PB413 and nicknamed King — was carrying several types of bombs, including ones that emitted coloured smoke to help bombers flying behind to know where to drop their loads. This was the crew’s 31st operation; they took off for the Ruhr (Happy) Valley at 0530. “On the inevitable ‘last’ leg running up to the target, there wasn’t a cloud in the sky, which makes a blind-marker feel rather naked,” Cope said. Since the bomber was 22 minutes later than expected, the Germans had time to prepare their anti-air defences, including searchlights so bright it was similar to driving down a city street, he continued. The crew had previously flown through searchlights and flak without being hit, but this time, they were coned — when all the searchlights focus on one spot — and Hannah had to take evasive action. One shell burst above the plane and the only hole in the bomber was into the canopy above the pilot. A piece of shrapnel entered Hannah’s lung and he immediately went unconscious, slumping over the control column. Controlling the plane Cope, Martin and another crewman left their seats and wrestled the pilot out of his chair, which wasn’t easy in a confined space and with everyone tangled in intercom wires and oxygen tubes, said Cope. It took them five minutes to get Hannah out of his seat; they dumped him onto the floor so Martin could regain control of the plane. “During that time we flip-flopped all over the sky. When one of us saw the nose-diving we’d all pull back on the stick,” he continued. “I’m sure we almost looped the loop at times.” The plane lost altitude and went from 17,000 feet to 5,000 feet, its bomb bay doors still open. Martin had never flown an aircraft before but

The Lancaster bomber that Harold Hannah and his crew flew and that safely crash-landed in an English field after a mission on Nov. 4, 1944. Photo courtesy David Langner

Flying Officer Harold Allan Hannah was 26 when he was injured in a bombing raid on Nov. 3-4, 1944. He was the pilot of a Lancaster bomber that managed to make it back to England before it safely crash-landed. He later died in hospital. Photo courtesy David Langner had practised on a training machine. With instructions from Cope to turn northwest back to England, Martin climbed back to 10,000 feet and headed home. “The mass of dials before me made it impossible to sort out compass, altimeter or airspeed indicator,” said Martin afterward. “There seemed to be hundreds of them. I had so little idea of our position in the sky that quite literally I didn’t know which way was ‘up.’” The crew couldn’t do much to help Hannah except to give him a shot of morphine and pain pills, Cope recalled. Hannah remained unconscious all the way home. There wasn’t much blood, but it was clear Hannah was badly hurt. No help from home The plane was now two hours past its return deadline, so the crew received no response from its home base at Gransden Lodge when it radioed for help. However, the United States Army Air Force base at Debden answered and turned on all the runway lights. “The control tower proceeded to talk us down — like you’d see in a movie,” Cope said. Martin made a final turn toward the runway and prepared to make a belly landing. The controller informed Martin that he was too high and off the runway. Cope remembers Martin saying in his English accent, “OK, I’ll go around again.” However, while Martin pulled back on the stick, he didn’t give the machine enough throttle and immedi-

ately went into a gentle stall, recalled Cope. Since he was too high, Martin had to glide half a mile past the base toward the only open field. During the descent the plane missed the top of a farmhouse by inches. The ground sloped away, which caught the tail first and made the landing as ideal as possible. A safe landing “To be truthful … I thought this was the end and expected all sorts of bits and pieces to be flying around. But nothing! Just calm and quiet!” said Cope. Said Martin, “I now became aware of someone saying, ‘Stop you bastard, stop you bastard!,’ while I was shoving with my feet on the rudder bar and hauling back on the column like someone trying to halt a runaway team of horses. And at least I realized the character talking was me. We were down. It had come off.” In what seems like seconds, fire trucks and ambulances with the USAAF arrived on scene with their red lights flashing. Hannah was taken to the hospital while the crew went to the Officers’ Mess for several large shots of scotch to settle their nerves. Martin was later awarded a Distinguished Service Order (DSO) medal, one of the highest military honours given in the British Empire. Harold Allan Hannah never recovered from his injuries and died Jan. 27, 1945. He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery in Yorkshire, United Kingdom, where his older brother Lloyd Albert Hannah is also buried. The older Hannah died in a plane crash in October 1944 before the start of a similar bombing mission.

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Where did the Country go wrong “This poem came to me with no indication of an author, but I thought it worth sharing.” Submitted by Bill Morrell

He was getting old and paunchy And his hair was falling fast, And he sat around the Legion, Telling stories of the past. Of a war that he once fought in And the deeds that he had done, In his exploits with his buddies; They were heroes, every one. And ‘tho sometimes to his neighbors His tales became a joke, All his buddies listened quietly For they knew where of he spoke. But we’ll hear his tales no longer, For ol’ Joe has passed away, And the world’s a little poorer For a Veteran died today. He won’t be mourned by many, Just his children and his wife. For he lived an ordinary, Very quiet sort of life. He held a job and raised a family, Going quietly on his way; And the world won’t note his passing, ‘Tho a Veteran died today. When politicians leave this earth, Their bodies lie in state, While thousands note their passing, And proclaim that they were great. Papers tell of their life stories From the time that they were young, But the passing of a Veteran Goes unnoticed, and unsung. Is the greatest contribution To the welfare of our land, Some jerk who breaks his promise And cons his fellow man? Or the ordinary fellow Who in times of war and strife, Goes off to serve his country And offers up his life? The politician’s stipend And the style in which he lives, Are often disproportionate, To the service that he gives. While the ordinary Veteran, Who offered up his all, Is paid off with a medal And perhaps a pension, small. It is not the politicians With their compromise and ploys, Who won for us the freedom That our country now enjoys. Should you find yourself in danger, With your enemies at hand, Would you really want some cop-out, With his ever-waffling stand? Or would you want a Veteran His home, his country, his kin, Just a common Veteran, Who would fight until the end. He was just a common Veteran, And his ranks are growing thin, But his presence should remind us We may need his likes again. For when countries are in conflict, We find the Veteran’s part, Is to clean up all the troubles That the politicians start. If we cannot do him honor While he’s here to hear the praise, Then at least let’s give him homage At the ending of his days. Perhaps just a simple headline In the paper that might say: “OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING, A VETERAN DIED TODAY.”

Behind-the-scenes work saved the natural gas plant, says mayor Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

SaskPower’s announcement that it was going ahead with its natural gas plant occurred due to teamwork and plenty of meetings behind the scenes to ensure the project proceeded, the mayor says. The Crown corporation announced on Nov. 7 that it would proceed with its 350-megawatt natural gas power station in the Southeast Industrial Park. At peak construction, SaskPower estimates that more than 500 jobs will be created, while about 25 permanent jobs will be created once the plant is operational. SaskPower wants to have the natural gas plant built by 2024. Mayor Fraser Tolmie held a press conference at city hall later that afternoon to express his delight about the project going ahead. “We’ve been very passionate about this project and worked to ensure it would be built in the City of Moose Jaw … ,” he said. “We’re very pleased with the announcement.” There has been a team effort at city hall since June to ensure the project continued, Tolmie explained. City administration has worked with SaskPower to complete the servicing agreement and has demonstrated that the community is behind the new gas plant. Tolmie, meanwhile, has spoken several times with Premier Scott Moe and Environment Minister Dustin Duncan about wanting to see the plant built, along with anyone who will listen about the importance of this project. Community MLAs Greg Lawrence and Warren Michelson have also contributed behind the scenes by speaking with Sask. Party cabinet members. Other efforts included writing letters to the prime minister and federal environment minister, to then-MP Ralph Goodale, to Moose Jaw MP Tom Lukiwski, and to Conservative party leader Andrew Scheer. “It’s fairly regularly that I’m in Regina at the (Legislature). I’ve received a few text messages from some of the ministers saying, ‘You’ve been heard and congratulations,’” Tolmie said.

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A local veterans organization has received a boost, thanks to the provincial government. Moose Jaw’s ANAVETS group has received a grant of $4,000 for replacing electrical services through the Saskatchewan Veterans Service Club Support Program. This $100,000 program was announced last November by Premier Scott Moe. In total, 25 organizations have received funding grants for repairs and upgrades to buildings and equipment. “These grants support the Royal Canadian Legion Saskatchewan Command (Legion) and the Saskatchewan Army, Navy, Air Force Veterans (ANAVETS) properties around the province,” Parks, Culture, and Sport Minister Gene Makowsky said in a press release. “In many cases, the surrounding areas also benefit, as many facilities are also community spaces, in addition to their important role of serving veterans.” The program was implemented as part of the 2019-20 budget to provide funding grants to registered, non-profit military service clubs, Legion branches, and ANAVETS units based in Saskatchewan. The total amount of the initial grant was $100,000. This includes $95,000 in funding and $5,000 for administration costs.

Tolmie heard that the project was going ahead when Environment Minister Duncan texted him the night before the announcement. Most of city council was positive about the status of the project, Tolmie said, adding it’s important to focus on those positives. “We’ve said that we believe that this is a logical solution to the power needs in this province,” he continued. “That’s why we said we need to grandfather this project when we were talking with the federal government and our conversations with the premier … . It’s been an argument that’s resonated.” The province is investing $700 million into the construction of the natural gas plant, the mayor pointed out. The investment will benefit not only Moose Jaw, but also the province overall since the plant will contribute to the power grid, help provide baseload energy and contribute to upgrading aging infrastructure. “I’ve been saying this from Day 1, that we need to maintain our power independence for this province due to some of the changes and challenges put forward from the federal government concerning carbon tax and emissions … ,” he said. “I’d hate to see our hard-earned money going to another province because we needed to purchase power from them. I’m very pleased the money is going to stay in Saskatchewan. This past June, the federal government announced new regulations that affected the gas plant. Based on the new federal regulations, to be exempt from the carbon tax, any natural gas plants coming online after 2021 needed to have zero emissions. With federal approval given, SaskPower is now undertaking a process for the pre-qualification of proposals to build the plant. SaskPower will next submit a technical proposal for provincial environmental review, execute land and service agreements, and proceed with shortlisting qualified proponents to design and build the gas plant.

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The two groups of Entrepreneurship students at Vanier Collegiate were excited to launch both of their businesses on Nov. 6, officially beginning their Junior Achievement experience. Junior Achievement is an international organization that seeks to foster the entrepreneurial spirit in high school students and give students practical business experience, in a hands-on way: by operating a business of their own. For both groups of Vanier students, this is their first time taking the reins in a business venture, and they’re all looking forward to the unique experience. Craft Show returns to even more interest than ever Vanier’s Annual Christmas Craft and Trade Show will be returning as one of the two ventures, with ten students helming the impressive project. The group has been hard at work filtering through vendor applications for this year’s show and are pleased with the outpouring of interest from local vendors — almost too much interest, actually. “We have more applications in right now than we have spots available, so we are going to have to turn down some people, unfortunately, which is too bad,” said Jessica Tomashewski. “It doesn't feel very good, having to say no to people but it's also very exciting that there's so many people interested.” The show promises a great list of around 60 vendors, everything from crocheting to chocolate to homemade wares, and a children’s corner to make shopping a great outing for the whole family. The executive is even in the midst of organizing the

Members of the Christmas Craft and Trade Show executive, L-R: Taylor Wadham, Adrienne Angeles, Ador Schoul, Jessica Tomashewski, Kendra Rice.

Vanier choir to provide some holiday music during the show, to really complete the atmosphere. The Trade Show will once again set up at Vanier on Nov. 23, with doors open from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A silver plate admission will be collected at the door, which will be entirely donated to this year’s charity of choice, the Moose Jaw Transition House. To be able to donate so much of their profit is made possible courtesy of generous sponsorships from local businesses covering some of the event’s overhead costs. “Our event wouldn’t be possible without our local community,” said Taylor Wadham. “Our sponsorships support all of the hourly door prizes as well as the concession, which is where we make most of our money. It urges people to donate towards the Transition House, which allows us to support women who need the Transition House along with the company itself.” Last year, the Trade Show executive was able to donate around $2,000 to their charity of choice, Riverside Mission. This year’s executive hope to do the same for the Moose Jaw Transition House. “We thought that, in the past, we've focused a lot on Riverside [Mission] and we thought that focusing on more of a woman's shelter this year would be a nice change,” said Kendra Rice. Beauty business also taking shape Alongside the Trade Show, the second group of ingenious students have launched a venture of their own, a company called Scrub n’ Scrunch. With six students on their executive, they are hard at work producing handmade sugar scrubs and colourful scrunchies. “We started off as two separate businesses,” said Lauren Walcer. “And we decided, we're both groups of three, so we might as well just go together and try to figure it out, so Scrub n' Scrunch.” With two different scrub options — lavender scented or no scent, and a possible third scent coming soon — Scrub n’ Scrunch is ready to start bringing in some sales now that everything has launched. Through their venture, the group has also decided to support a local community organization — they will be giving 25 per cent of their profits to the Kinsmen Inclusion Centre. “My sister has a disability and she goes there a few times a week and she loves it,” said Lindzee Goudie. “And I go up there and volunteer, and I noticed that they don't have certain things in place yet, so the money could really help them get those things going.” Scrub n’ Scrunch is already preparing for appearances

Scrub n’ Scrunch members, L-R: Lauren walcer, Kaitlyn Gillis, Taylor Mielke, Lindzee Goudie.

at a few upcoming craft shows, including the Kinsmen Inclusion Centre’s Imagine Local sale on Nov. 9, the production of Vanier’s musical Sister Act from Nov. 1316, and their fellow entrepreneur’s Annual Christmas Craft and Trade Show on Nov. 23. Of course, Scrub n’ Scrunch will keep active on their Facebook page, and are open to taking any custom scrunchie orders — like for sports teams, for example. They are also toying with the idea of partnering with some local businesses to play host to their products. Scrub n’ Scrunch is offering their handmade scrunchies for $2.50 each, or 3 for $6, and their 6-ounce body scrubs for $6 each. Junior Achievement creates possibilities The experience of running an entrepreneurial venture builds a number of skills, all of which the Junior Achievement program seeks to highlight. It’s a fantastic lesson on economics, leadership, and communication. Vanier has been offering the Entrepreneurship course since 2009, said teacher Christa LaPointe, to continued enthusiasm from the students. Some, LaPointe admitted, enjoy the experience so much they enroll in the course a second time. Each venture always chooses a charity to support with their success, to really emphasize the importance of small businesses giving back to their communities. LaPointe estimated that over the years, Vanier’s JA ventures have given around $30,000 to charities in both Moose Jaw and around the province. The students will do their best to create their own success, and hopefully, see some nominations — and wins, of course — at the Junior Achievement Saskatchewan Business Hall of Fame Awards Banquet at the end of the school year.

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Got Vodkow?...a new tasty spirit drinkers can use to develop a glowing high So you thought every kind of booze possible had been invented. A pair of Ontario entrepreneurs have entered the booze business with a milk-based spirit called Vodkow. Dairy Distillery has been operating out of the Town of Almonte, near Ottawa since last fall. Consumer taste tests indicate the milk-based spirit is smooth and creamy tasting. Founder and CEO Omid McDonald, an entrepreneur and software engineer, was looking for a new startup — his fourth company. Previous companies have involved —writing software for DJs and software analyzing fetal heart beats. His cousin Neal McCarten, who has a family dairy farm background told him about permeate — a sugar rich byproduct of the dairy industry. Permeate is a liquid left over after fat and proteins are extracted from milk for butter, cheese and ice cream.

The permeate is dumped into lagoons. McDonald, who had become fascinated with craft distilling to the point where he took a course in the process, wondered if the permeate could be turned into a sprit. That is how the idea for Dairy Distillery evolved. They built a 3,000 square foot building in Almonte, which already had a cluster of foodie business operations. Just a few minutes drive from Ottawa, Almonte has developed a foodie industry with numerous unique restaurants, a craft brewery, operations featuring crepes, chocolates, dandelion dishes and other foods. Door-to-door calls led to a deal with dairy giant Parmalat to deliver the permeate to the distillery. The distillery can’t use the name vodka. By law, vodka is a grains-based product, thus the Vodkow name. Starting up had challenges like finding the right kind of

yeast to ferment the milk sugar byproduct. A University of Ottawa biology student found the right kind of fermenting sugar and they were in business. Plans are to produce 250,000 bottles of Vodkow a year, creating 15 to 20 jobs making and selling the caramel-tasting spirit. The Vodkow product is available by mail at $36 for a 750-millilitre bottle. A smaller size is available on site for people touring the operation. The use of milk to make an alcohol-based beverage goes back a thousand years to a practice by the Mongols. Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@sasktel.net The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.


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Disbanding city committees isolates council from taxpayer feedback on policy

To most city taxpayers, the system of city advisory committees is rather irrelevant. This system served various councils and administrations well for decades by providing feedback on city policy from interested voters on issues and policies of the day. voters aren’t that interby Ron Walter Most ested in day-to-day policy, thus explaining why they have little interest in the system. The importance of feedback on policy and plans can’t be underestimated, especially when managers are not familiar with the city as is mostly the case. The committee system also offers council and the mayor a means to get feedback from interested parties between elections. The main concern from committee members over the years has been council not listening to recommendations. Council does have the last say. An October council meeting discussed the committee system and moved to streamline city operations by disbanding some committees. Three committees were put on the chopping block —

economic development, housing and municipal planning. A fourth — heritage advisory committee —was scheduled for elimination but was maintained after a plea from committee chairman Scott Hellings. Hellings pointed out the importance of heritage and the need for the committee when city management has no ties to the community’s history or the importance of buildings and sites. It seems heritage advocates need to be on their toes in future years to keep this committee even though heritage is a key piece of our tourism product. The municipal planning committee disbanding comes as no surprise. Filling citizen spots on the committee has been difficult and the process has lost public interest since media stopped coverage years ago. Ending this committee should make zoning approval a bit faster. The housing committee was set up when rental vacancies were in the one and two per cent range. That problem has been resolved, although a need for affordable seniors’ boarding housing exists. Loss of the economic development committee reduces local input and reflects city management laziness in not having the committee meet for many months, thereby making it a candidate for elimination. The committee was formed in 1970 as a consensus group

with representatives from all sectors – business, labour, education, health and major employers. It became unwieldy, especially once most council members wanted to sit on it so they could claim they were working on economic development. Instead of disbanding this committee, council should have re-organized the committee with people really interested in expanding local business and attracting new business. The re-organization could have been along the lines of the enterprise region. Now there is no citizen mechanism to do local economic development. Voters have to rely on the mayor, councillors and city managers to take on this key role. Will the mayor continue buying wine for prospective investors and will those costs and results be made public? These committee disbandments send a message to taxpayers: whatever the city does is none of our business. They also isolate the mayor, council and city managers from public sentiment on various issues. Do we really want the mayor, council and city manager to work in isolation rather than gather advice from citizens? Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@sasktel.net

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Burrowing Owl Centre hosting family carnival as fall fundraiser this year Larissa Kurz

Instead of the usual fall banquet, the Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre and the Moose Jaw Exhibition Grounds are going with a more enticing idea for families as their fall fundraiser this year. Carniv-owl will be the exciting fundraiser for the season, featuring a number of activities to entertain both children and adults alike. “What we’ve done for the fall fundraiser this year is just sort of supersized what we do in the spring [for the opening of the Centre’s season],” said George Fowler, general manager for the Exhibition Company The event is really leaning into the carnival atmosphere, featuring games, bouncy castles, silent auctions, and even face painting. For those craving some fairtype food, Carniv-owl will have some of that as well. Each activity will ask for a ticket, much like an old-school fair, which can be purchased throughout the afternoon as needed to spend on games and good. “We just thought this year we would just change it up a bit and make it really family-oriented. Not to say that you couldn’t come if you were an adult and still have a good time,” added Fowler. An appearance by a couple of the burrowing owls from the Centre and their handler, Lori Johnson, is also on the schedule. Currently, the Centre is home to about ten of the endangered birds, three of which are imprinted and can interact with the public. All of the funds raised from the event will be used at the Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre, to provide the contin-

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Placing poppies on veterans’ graves helps students understand remembrance Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Students walked among the headstones at Rosedale Cemetery and placed poppies on the graves of veterans as part of a ceremony to help them better understand the concept of remembrance. Youths from King George, St. Agnes, St. Margaret and Lindale schools joined members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 59 and military personnel from 15 Wing airbase at the cemetery on Nov. 4 for the No Stone Left Alone ceremony. The purpose of this event — which launched in Edmonton in 2011 — is to honour the sacrifices and service of Canada’s veterans by educating students and having them place poppies on veterans’ headstones every November, according to the event website. The ceremony provides youths with an authentic experience that creates knowledge, understanding and appreciation of those who serve and of the sacrifices of Canada’s fallen. This is the first time this event has been held in Moose Jaw. A group of students recited In Flanders Fields, by Canadian poet and surgeon, Lt.-Col. John McCrae, near the start of the ceremony. Two minutes of silence and the Reveille were also played, making this event a mini-Remembrance Day ceremony. St. Margaret School student Brooke Fafard walked past several headstones before she stopped in front of the headstone of Gunner Charles F. Ling, who served with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War and died on Nov. 3, 1956, at age 59. She stooped down to place a poppy at the foot of the headstone and then stood back up, pausing for a moment of silence. “It was really, really important to come out and make a

Members of 15 Wing airbase come to attention during the playing of O Canada and the Last Post, during a No Stone Left Alone ceremony at Rosedale Cemetery. Photo by Jason G. Antonio

Students from several schools stand quietly for two mintues during the moment of silence, as part of a mini-Remembrance Day ceremony at Rosedale Cemetery. Photo by Jason G. Antonio difference to put poppies to the people who fought in the war and who lost their lives just so we can have an actual free country and so we can live a good life,” said the Grade 6 student, “because there are still other places that are trying to do that.” In school Fafard has learned there were more Canadians who died during wars than she originally thought. She also learned that since students have school off on Monday, Nov. 11, they should attend the Remembrance Day ceremony since it’s only about an hour long. It’s also critical to spend a few minutes of silence to remember those who have died. St. Agnes School teacher Amy Davis brought her Grade 5 class to the No Stone Left Alone ceremony since the event makes Remembrance Day more real to students, she explained. Laying a poppy on a headstone forces students to stop and read out loud the names of the man or woman who served.

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Two wreaths were placed in front of the cenotaph at the Rosedale Cemetery as part of the No Stone Left Alone ceremony. Photo by Jason G. Antonio “They’re really acknowledging and recognizing that these are real people,” she said. “Sometimes it can be far removed from them; it’s just a holiday. Every year we wear a poppy and they don’t really understand how important it is and how it affects their everyday life.” Attending the ceremony also provided the same benefits for Davis, since she thought it made her stop to remember the people who sacrificed so much. Davis has no family who served in the military but has many of the students in her class who do. They shared some history of those relatives who served in the past or currently do. During the ceremony, St. Agnes School student Paiyton Dempster recited a Commitment to Remember poem. In it, she spoke about how the soldiers were young just as the students are young and how they gave freely of themselves. “To them, we pledge amid the winds of time to carry their torch and never forget,” she added. “We will remember them.”

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REFLECTIVE MOMENTS Scholarships rare in olden days of rural schools

Joyce Walter For Moose Jaw Express

An afternoon spent researching scholarship and bursary opportunities for Grade 12 graduates was a stunning revelation of neglect of rural students in the 1960s. While reviewing the financial rewards available to modern day graduates, I couldn’t help but think back 51 years to my own opportunities for receiving scholarships to pursue higher learn-

ing. It didn’t take long to compile a list of what was available to my fellow students — a Governor-General award for scholastic achievement. If there were others, I wasn’t paying attention when our guidance counsellor provided the details. But wait a minute — we didn’t have a guidance counsellor in our rural-based school. The principal of the day might have had brochures to distribute if an enterprising student made an inquisitive approach but there was no official counsellor’s office.

Graduates of my year were on our own to fund our path to secondary education. There was a chance for a student loan, but my hope for such a financial boost was turned down because my family owned a business. That always mystified me because a friend got a loan even though her family owned a successful farming business — so successful that her family went on winter vacations to warmer climates, drove new vehicles every year and never seemed to be short of spending money. In those gentle times it never dawned on us to complain to our MLA or Minister of Education about such inequities, nor did we know enough about scholarships offered in urban schools to add that to our petition for more equal opportunities. The principal did advise me one day to enrol in a secretarial course and then, if I passed, she might be able to recommend me for an office job taking dictation, based on my already-existing typing skills. Her efforts were half-hearted and underwhelming so I pursued my own employment opportunity and got a job, without her recommendation. Ditto for many others in my grade. I knew the G-G’s award would never be mine because of my negative relationship with chemistry and phys-

ics. When, I wondered, would I be called on to build an exploding volcano of baking soda and dish soap in the newsroom? And surely no one would ask me to explain why apples and oranges fall at different speeds. With some inquisitiveness I looked through modern scholarship opportunities for rural students. Some schools outside the urban area have quite a selection. Other rural areas do not. My former school has more than we had back in the old days, but certainly fewer than other walls of learning. If I were ever to win a significant lottery, I just might sponsor an enduring scholarship for that school, not for knowledge of chemistry symbols, but for community involvement, extra-curricular activities that help others and for a student who is kind to seniors and animals. I’d better get out there and buy a lottery ticket — now that I have a purpose in mind for my winnings. Joyce Walter can be reached at ronjoy@sasktel.net The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.

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proximately 1,700 additional surgeries will be performed before the end of March 2020. To meet this target, the Saskatchewan Health Authority will increase surgical hours in hospitals and also increase contracted volumes with third-party facilities. While the majority of surgeries will occur in Regina and Saskatoon, where some of the longest wait times exist, they will be expanded to other centres, including Moose Jaw. Efforts to lower surgical wait times was a noteworthy investment in our government’s Throne Speech which kicked off the fall sitting of the legislature. Other measures the government will be taking during the upcoming legislative session include: • Creating a fund of up to $10 million to assist Estevan, Coronach and surrounding areas transition to new economic development opportunities for workers affected by the federally-mandated phase out of coal-fired electricity by 2030; • Introducing legislation for the regulation of vaping and vaping products; • Taking measures to improve the safety and well-being of First Nations children and reduce the number of children that need to come under the province’s care; • Introducing tougher penalties for cell phone usage while driving; • Continuing the constitutional challenge to the federal carbon tax in the Supreme Court; • Continuing to explore the potential for small modular reactors to produce emissions-free electricity using Saskatchewan uranium; • Implementing Clare’s Law, which allows police to dis-

close information that could help protect potential victims of interpersonal violence; • Introducing a new Fisheries Act to provide greater protection against invasive aquatic species; • Amending The Lobbyists Act to address recommendations made by the Registrar of Lobbyists in his recent annual reports; • Strengthening the enforcement of maintenance orders for child support payments; and • Amending The Saskatchewan Employment Act to increase parental leave by eight weeks to ensure that employees who are entitled to the new shared parental Employment Insurance benefit have job protection while using the new leave benefit and to extend employment leave to individuals who are running for election to a First Nations Band Council. Over the past 12 years, Saskatchewan has enjoyed a remarkable period of strong and sustained growth we hadn’t seen in a long time. As we prepare to enter the 2020s, our goal is to keep growing so all Saskatchewan people continue to benefit. This month we will release a new Growth Plan with specific targets and a roadmap of how we will achieve them. These targets include 1.4 million people living in Saskatchewan and 100,000 more people working in Saskatchewan by 2030. Our government will continue to plan for a growing province by keeping our economy strong, investing in important government services and ensuring everyone in Saskatchewan continues to enjoy the benefits of growth.

Law 30 students commandeer the courtroom with mock trial Larissa Kurz

It was a tense afternoon at the Court of Queen’s Bench, as a courtroom full of students listened intently to one of their own stand accused of two serious offences — fake offences, of course. Law 30 students from both Vanier Collegiate and Central Collegiate took part in the mock trial, taking the roles of the jury, defence council, Crown prosecution, and even then accused and called witnesses. The exercise played out exactly as a real trial would, with Justice Darren Chow presiding over the case and sheriff and registrar Warren Miller managing the courtroom process. Local lawyer Tim Hanson and Crown prosecutor Stephen Yusuff offered their expertise, guiding the students through the proceedings — although it was the students who crafted and handled the examination of witnesses, and delivered the closing remarks. It was also a jury of students who deliberated on the final verdict of the two charges on the table, with a secondary jury also deliberating just for the experience. Interestingly enough, the primary jury convicted the accused of only one of two charges, while the secondary jury acquitted the accused of both charges — a good lesson on the flexible nature of a trial by

Central and Vanier students following the jury’s verdict of not guilty, with teachers and volunteer courthouse staff who helped make the mock trial possible. jury. “They get to see all facets of it, right from the picking of the jury, to the questioning, right all the way to the end,” said Cal Carter, Central’s Law 30 teacher. “They’ve seen that it’s not the same as what they see on TV and in the movies.” For the most part, Central students usually handle the mock trial themselves. This year, however, Carter reached out to the Vanier Law 30 class to create a twist. Central students were tasked with the Crown prosecution, while Vanier students took the role of the defence. Both juries were made up of students from both schools.

“Vanier does Law 30 in the first semester as well, so we were able to do this [together],” said Carter. “Anytime you can go up against another class or another school or anything like that, it just kind of adds to the drama, if you will.” Carter organizes the mock trial for his class each year, to give the students a realistic courtroom experience. The purpose is to put into action the concepts the class is learning about in the classroom in a more visceral way. For some, Carter said, it’s even a moment that sparks an interest in law as a career. “I’ve had several students in the past that have now gone on to law, because of this

particular exercise,” said Carter. The chance to try a case in the Court of Queen’s Bench is a one-of-a-kind opportunity, and Carter feels that the experience only enhances his students’ understanding. “The students can now put some of the theory into practice and they can kind of see that, and that really helps them in their learning,” said Carter. “And I think anytime they can do that it’s really effective and it really stays with them.” The experience gave insight into the process of the Canadian justice system, said Carter, hopefully in a way that piques an interest in his students.

Prior to the trial beginning, lawyer Tim Hanson speaks with the assembled Vanier students taking the role of the defence.


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Hot Pressure Washers!! Two new lawyers welcomed to profession during tradition-filled ceremony Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Two new lawyers were officially welcomed into the legal community recently in a ceremony steeped in tradition and dating back to the 12th century. A Bar Admission Ceremony was held at Court of Queen’s Bench on Nov. 1 for Darcy Joseph Dumont and Chelsea Kathleen Leslie Fielding, with the two giving a verbal oath to uphold their professional duties and then signing documents making their appointments official. Greetings were then provided by two justices, a judge, and representatives of several legal organizations, followed by thanks from the guests of honour. Dumont, 26, is from Lafleche, Sask., southwest of Moose Jaw, and is now practising in Moose Jaw. Fielding, 25, from Moose Jaw, is now practising in Regina. Ryan Hrechka with Grayson and Company in Moose Jaw presented Dumont during the ceremony, while Robert Fielding with Curran and Fielding in Moose Jaw presented his daughter. Moose Jaw Justice Darin Chow presided over the ceremony. “It’s a tremendous honour. It’s been a long road to get here,” said Dumont after the ceremony. He explained that he went through seven years of schooling and

then spent a year articling with Grayson and Company. “It’s the end of one chapter — a long journey — to get here and the beginning of another one, (of) entering the legal profession,” he added. “I’m excited and delighted to move on from here and begin my career as a lawyer.” Dumont’s time articling with Grayson and Company was a great experience, he said. He appreciated the advice and mentorship of the company’s partners and the support of the staff. He plans to continue working with the company since he feels it’s a great firm with whom to work. “After all these years of university and articling, it’s exciting to actually begin my time as a lawyer and serving people within my community and providing legal services,” he added. Fielding thought it was a great accomplishment to reach this point, she said. She wants to continue learning and looked forward to overcoming any challenges she might face. “I’m apprehensive,” she chuckled. Fielding spent six years studying at the University of Saskatchewan and then articled with her father in Moose Jaw for a year. It was an interesting time working alongside her dad, she explained, since

Darcy Dumont (foreground) and Chelsea Fieldling participate in a Bar Admission Ceremony at the Court of Queen’s Bench on Nov. 1 that officially welcomed them to the law profession. Photo by Jason G. Antonio she moved back home after university, lived with her parents, worked with her parents, and drove to work with her parents. “It was a lot, but it was a really good experience,” she laughed. Fielding — whose grandfather also happens to be a judge — is now working with the Regina law firm MacLean Keith.

Her time there so far has been good, she said, and she enjoys working with such respected lawyers and mentors. Becoming a lawyer had always been in the back of Fielding’s mind ever since high school, she said. It was a profession in which she knew there would be something new to think about regularly and there would be many experiences to help her grow as a woman. “I didn’t want a repetitive type of career and I knew this would be something that would allow me to have that,” she added. During the ceremony, Justice R.G. Richards brought greetings from the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal. He pointed out being called to the bar is a milestone and marks the beginning of an exciting professional life. “Those robes are highly symbolic,” he added. “You are inheritors and defenders of a (great) tradition.” Provincial court Judge Brian A. Hendrickson — also a Moose Javian — noted there is a sense of renewal when new lawyers start since they bring fresh ideas and perspectives to the profession. In dealing with Fielding and Dumont in court, Hendrickson added that he found them to be thoughtful, diligent and bright.

Moose Jaw 4-H Club Bottle Drive Submitted by Elise Howe, Club Reporter

The Moose Jaw 4-H Beef Club started their 4-H year off with a bottle drive to support the club, as well as the Claybank Brick Plant on October 26th . Club members picked up and sorted bottles for the Brick Plant and will donate a portion of their bottle money back to the Brick Plant. The Claybank Brick Plant is currently fundraiser to pay for new roofing on some of their buildings. In addition, members canvassed the area for bottles, sorted and bagged up a stock trailer full of recyclables. The club also has a drop and go account at Sarcan under “beefclub” to accept bottle donations throughout the year. The CONNECT HEARING – HEARING STUDY UPDATE SEPT 2019 project was a great way for the group to serve the community, do some teamwork and 9.875” × 5” 10/30/19 end off the day with a bit of fun and a BBQ. If you are interested in the club, email us a mj4hbeef@gmail.com or call Julie-Anne at 306-313-6863.

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

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

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


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Have a night on the town with Rod Stewart look-alike show Larissa Kurz

He’s played in Vegas and has been lauded as one of the top Rod Stewart tribute artists in the business, and he’s excited for his upcoming show in Moose Jaw — Vic Vaga will take over the Moose Jaw Royal Canadian Legion with his energetic performance on Nov. 15. Vaga has been performing his tribute show for years, which he calls a “retro Rod show,” because he really digs back into the past to include all the famous hits that his audience will love. “You’re going to get the look of course, you’re going to get the mimicry, because Rod is very animated, especially in his younger days,” said Vaga. His show in Moose Jaw will be a one-man show, leaving just Vaga on the stage crooning to a backing track and sometimes playing an acoustic guitar — but he promises that doesn’t mean his show won’t pull out all the stops. Vaga believes in keeping the audience engaged, which means he cracks jokes, tells stories, and works with the crowd for a truly memorable night out. “I believe a lot in audience engagement and banter and comedy. It’s all about entertainment for this, not just the songs,” said Vaga. Some of his favourite Rod songs include “The Killing of Georgie” and “I Was Only Joking”, and he takes great care in choreographing his moves just like a younger Rod. The show is actually a re-creation of Rod’s 1988 Out of Order tour, from the setlist to the choreography.

Vic Vaga really takes his Rod Stewart show to the next level, with that perfect Rod the Mod look. (supplied) Vaga has been making it a point to do his show in smaller cities, and Moose Jaw was one on his list — which is why he approached Moose Jaw’s Legion branch for a collaboration. Tickets for Vaga’s show are $25, with a portion of those

door proceeds going right back to support the Moose Jaw Royal Canadian Legion. The keystone of Vaga’s show is his uncanny resemblance to Rod the Mod, and his dedication to a true Rod Stewart experience. He has the hair, the nose, and of course the clothes, to go along with the familiar voice that Rod fans with recognize. “I like to say the hair, the flare, the microphone, the acrobatics, football kicking and the tight trousers, all that stuff, it’s all going be there,” said Vaga. His career as a Rod Stewart look-alike began as a joke Halloween costume but quickly evolved into something much bigger. For Vaga, he truly enjoys how his performance can take his audience right back to some great memories, and what the music means to them. “I grew up with this [music too], and for me, it’s the same thing, it’s all memories,” said Vaga. “I remember when I first heard ‘Forever Young’ or the first time I saw Rod live on MTV, and for me, those were good times and I think people feel the same way.” To purchase tickets for Vic Vaga’s VagabLonde Rod Stewart Tribute Show in Moose Jaw on Nov. 15, call the Moose Jaw Royal Canadian Legion at 1 (306) 6925453. Vaga also has a handful of tickets available to win, which he will give to the first two people to message him about the Moose Jaw show through his website — so best of luck!

Local housing market takes step higher By Ron Walter - For Moose Jaw Express

The Moose Jaw residential estate market took a turn for the better during October. The city experienced an increase in sales, dollar volume and average price according to the Multiple Listing Service monthly report by the Association

of Regina Realtors. Average price for the 43 listed homes sold in October was $217,119. The price is up 27.3 per cent from last October’s average but may be skewed by a few large sales.

Set your mind on a great winter to come by Dr. Steven Heidinger, Moose Jaw Chiropractor In my office, this has been a week about talking about the weather. Not necessarily the daily weather but the fact that the winter’s weather has come rather early this year. Except for a few, the general consensus was a rather negative one in that most are not looking forward to winter. As a kid I remember being enthusiastic about the onset of winter. Sledding, skating, snowball fights, skiing, making snow forts and of course, the Christmas season, all made the winter months more than just tolerable. As

Only 38 homes sold in October 2108. Dollar volume last month was $9.33 million, up 44 per cent from last year that month. Year to date dollar sales volume is $92.8 million, an increase of 3.9 per cent. Re-

an adult however, the thought of snow shoveling, scraping windshields, plugging in the car, dry skin, slippery roads and (sometimes) the Christmas season, rank winter low on the list of favourite seasons. I recently reviewed a research paper written by a PhD student who spent a winter in a northern Norway town where the sun never rises above the horizon during the winter months. In such a town where one would expect higher rates of depression due to the lack of sunlight, the overall mental health was surprisingly, well… healthy. Stanford student Kari Leibowitz wanted to understand why seasonal depression was far less there than in towns with similar populations in more southern latitudes. Her research suggested it was the mindset of the citizens prior to going into winter. She found that most people she spoke with had at least one reason to look forward to in up-and-coming winter. Walks in the fresh snow, cross country skiing, ice skating, building snowmen (even as adults!), beautiful winter skies and sipping hot coffee or hot chocolate by a fire were activities that

altors closed 394 sales in 10 months, an increase of 13 per cent. Average house price over the 10 months was $235,458.

more than compensated for the short days. Mindset is an interesting concept. We often describe mood as something that we are passive to and something that controls us. While mood can be dictated by brain chemistry, we can alter brain chemistry with our thoughts. This means we can alter our own moods, which means we control our mindset. Yes, the winter season is long here in Saskatchewan. Yes, the days are as short as the nights are long. Even so, try to create a positive mindset in the coming weeks leading up to our winter. While the days are short, they sure are sunny. We probably have the longest ice-fishing season in North America, the freshest air to breath, the crunchiest snow to walk on and the friendliest people on the prairies. Find one thing to look forward to, even if you have to reincarnate your inner child. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.

Real Estate Opportunity The Ministry of Central Services is now accepting sealed proposals for the purchase of any or all of five parcels of land totaling 81.24 hectares (200.74 acres) within the City of Moose Jaw, containing the Valley View Centre facilities. Full details of this request for proposals are available on sasktenders.ca (competition name Valley View Land Sale). The deadline to submit proposal packages is 2 p.m. CST on Wednesday, December 11, 2019.

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Early learning program to expand thanks to extra federal funding Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express Moose Jaw mother Kathryn Blondeau is grateful that an early learning program in which her son is enrolled is receiving a financial boost from the federal government. Blondeau’s son Ewan attends pre-kindergarten at Palliser Heights Elementary School and has been part of the Early Learning Intensive Support program since September. She has noticed major improvements in Ewan’s language skills, an area that concerned her and her husband since the little boy was just starting school. “He definitely had some delays in his understanding of language as a whole in relation to answering questions and understanding what was being said to him,” Blondeau said. The Moose Jaw mom believes the extra funding the federal government is contributing to the program means a great deal. She originally had fears about Ewan’s readiness for school and worried he might struggle from kindergarten to Grade 12. Now, though, she has hope

Cowboy Liam Adrian shows off his craft project to MLA Gordon Wyant, minister of education, at Palliser Heights School on Oct. 31. Wyant announced additional funding for, and and an expansion to, an early learning program taking place at the school and throughout Saskatchewan. Photo by Jason G. Antonio

he’ll be ready for kindergarten and can reach the same milestones as his peers. “It is so reassuring to know that his needs are being met,” she added. Blondeau was on hand at Palliser Heights on Oct. 31 for the announcement of the expansion of the Early Learning Intensive Support program (ELIS), which MLA Gordon Wyant, minister of education, made after spending time with students in a pre-kindergarten class. Palliser Heights and Sunningdale are two of 20 schools across Saskatchewan offering ELIS; two students at each Moose Jaw school are in the program. ELIS gives school divisions additional support so preschool-aged children who experience major, enduring disabilities can attend pre-kindergarten classes alongside other children. The program has been available in Saskatoon and Regina since 2018, while it was expanded to Prince Albert, Swift Current, North Battleford, Yorkton and Moose Jaw this year. More than $2 million in funding for the pilot program has been provided through the Canada-Saskatchewan Early Learning and Child-Care Agreement. There are 166 pre-kindergarten spaces available across the province for children with special needs. The federal government has provided an additional $500,000 to help expand the program so more children in Moose Jaw and other Saskatchewan communities can participate in ELIS. “The province of Saskatchewan believes in ensuring we’re providing the best possible educational opportunities, especially to children who have special needs,” said Wyant during the announcement, “and especially getting them into a pre-k program is pretty important to us. “The earlier we can provide support to children who have intensive needs, especially in pre-k, the better they’re going to be when they get into their … educational careers. We’re pleased (and excited) to be here to

Pre-kindergarten teacher Jodi Feiffer reads a book to her class at Palliser Heights School before the start of Halloween-related activities on Oct. 31. Photo by Jason G. Antonio be able to announce the expansion of the program here in the City of Moose Jaw.” Tony Baldwin, director of education for Prairie South School Division, was excited to hear about the expansion of the ELIS program. “If not for this program, we would have children who would not be able to attend school,” he said. “Not only does the ELIS program benefit those children with unique needs, but the entire class is discovering how to play and learn together.” Research indicates children with disabilities benefit from participating in high-quality early learning programs with children of the same age, according to a government news release. Feedback from parents and school divisions indicates parents want a range of choices to support the early learning needs of their children. The Ministry of Education has chosen to use several approaches to develop is intensive needs programming, including ELIS, Enhanced Accessibility Grants, the Early Childhood Intervention Program and KidsFirst.

Changing rural residences lead to legal challenges By Ron Walter - For Agri-Mart Express

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EXPRESS Changes in the composition of rural Canada appear behind a growing rate of litigation in agriculture. The increased use of courts to resolve disputes in farming is noted in a Farm Credit Canada publication. Until recently, estate disputes have been

the main source of farm-related litigation. Ontario farmer and lawyer John Goudy says the rate of litigation will continue accelerating as long as “agriculture remains on the course it’s on with larger farms and more money at stake.” The increase in rural acreage dwellers has an impact as the urban residents challenge rural laws and customs. “The days of the rural community being insulated from the urban community are

over,” says Goudy. Practices such as using human waste as fertilizer or building bio-digesters and smells push litigation issues. Value of farms and battles between business associates are another source of legal disputes And there are more conflicts between farmers over water quality and drainage matters as well as more charges laid by regulatory authorities.

Farmers are advised to be aware of practices that can lead to legal disputes – handshake agreements, oral agreements. And farmers should realize changing community residents and regulations can cause legal concerns. Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@ sasktel.net

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Skilled Trades Power Our Province

MLAs Column

Warren Michelson Moose Jaw North

Warren Michelson, MLA

The first week of November was recognized across Canada as National Skilled Trades and Technology Week. A welcome announcement made during Skilled Trades and Technology Week was even more cause for celebration. I was very pleased to hear the good news that the SaskPower natural gas power plant in Moose Jaw will go ahead. The natural gas plant will help us reach our goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The plant will use combined cycle gas turbine technology that is proven and highly efficient, with less emissions than coal-powered plants. We will see the work of many of our skilled tradespeople during construction of the plant. The plant is expected to employ up to 500 workers during construction and 25 employees once it is operational. Skilled trades and technology workers are incredibly talented and perform work that has a real impact on our everyday lives. Many of those highly skilled

workers were trained here at the Moose Jaw Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus. The Ministry of Advanced Education sets out to develop a skilled and educated workforce that meets the needs of Saskatchewan’s labour market. The ministry works with the private sector, educational institutions and community organizations to develop, retain and attract skilled workers. Under that Ministry, Saskatchewan Polytechnic delivers 180 programs through four campuses in the province. They provide certificate, diploma and degree programs and apprenticeship technical training as well as distance education opportunities. In this academic year, 16,008 students attend SaskPolytechnic, with 2,791 in Moose Jaw. Ninety-four percent of recent graduates found employment within six months to a year after graduating. The presence of SaskPolytechnic in Moose Jaw contributes a lot to our community and our economy. It had its beginnings in 1959 when Saskatchewan Technical Institute (STI) opened in the former Teachers’ College with 26 employees and 526 students enrolled in technology, industrial, apprenticeship, unemployed training and upgrading programs. The first STI graduation was held on April 28, 1961 with 17 graduates from the Civil Engineering Technology program and 16 graduates from the Radio and Television Servicing

program. An expansion opened in November of 1983. Moose Jaw was known around the province as the home of STI. In 1988, all the Science and Technology Institutions in the province came together as “SIAST”, the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology. What had been referred to by Moose Jaw locals for many years as “STI” became “SIAST – Palliser Campus”. In 2014, SIAST was officially relaunched as Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Our location that has been serving trades and technology students for 60 years is now known as Saskatchewan Polytechnic – Moose Jaw Campus. Close to 3,000 students arrive here every school year looking for housing, food, and leisure activities. In recent years, there are more international students, adding to the cultural diversity of our city. The students participate in community events that benefit others. Staff support our local businesses, own homes and contribute to our economy. All this is a result of successfully training students in Skilled Trades and Technology. Our cities and our province have grown with the contributions of these well-trained workers. Their training and skills will continue to be very important as we look forward to the next decade of growth.

Regional library won’t up rural levy next year thanks to grant increase Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Palliser Regional Library will not increase the rural library levy in 2020 thanks to a one-time increase in provincial funding, but some branches will lose several open hours per week regardless. The organization held its fall general meeting on Nov. 1 at the Moose Jaw Public Library. It approved its 2020 budget and the 2020 rural levy. It also approved two special motions that read: • That the budget be amended to reflect the 2020 library allocation in the City of Moose Jaw budget when city council passes that budget • That the rural budget and its salary line be amended in the revenue and expenses categories to reflect the additional open hours purchased by special levies The organization expects to have a balanced budget next year at $2.48 million. Costs of note include special projects for $6,251, the carbon tax of $1,999 and the purchase of books for $7,015. Rural library levy

“We’re holding the line, is what it is. It’s a zero-based budget,” said director Jan Smith. The regional library recognized that farmers faced terrible growing conditions this past year, she explained. The organization received positive feedback from rural municipalities after they were told about this zero-increase decision in July — in time for the RMs’ budget preparation meetings. The provincial government provided a one-time increase of $20,000 to Palliser Regional Library this year, while the organization’s headquarters also found some savings. Smith noted that the increase “saved our bacon, quite frankly. It saved part of a job. We’re able to give some of the money back to the rural branches (and) put more back into collections.” The rural base levy for 2020 will be $14.595 per person. Those towns with a library will charge a levy rate of $21.595 per person, while the Town of Assiniboia will charge $28.595 per person.

Gordon Wyant, Minister of Education, talks about how the provincial government is committed to lifelong learning and how libraries are the heart of communities. Photo by Jason G. Antonio The regional library will use that money to build up its database and acquire more books, said Smith. It will also purchase more programs for the online streaming platform Hoopla, which offers TV shows, radio programs, movies, comic books, graphic novels and other downloadable materials. “It’s a very, very popular one, but it’s becoming very expensive because it’s better than Netflix,” she added. There are 83 communities within the Palliser Regional Library area. The average cost to keep the 19 Palliser rural branches open for one hour per week in 2019-20 is $19,332.54. In 2005, the base rural library levy was $8.01, while next year it will be $14.595 per person. This is an increase of 83 per cent. Meanwhile, in 2005 the provincial grant was $589,831, while in 2018-19, the grant was $681,684 — an increase of 15.6 per cent. The one-time grant increase enabled Palliser to pick up a shortfall in libraries’ hours worth $1,281. However, without the purchase of additional hours, 19 branches will lose 7.5 hours per week next year. Two branches will not lose any hours; three branches will lose 0.25 hours; seven branches will lose 0.50 hours; and five branches will experience a loss of 0.75 hours. To offset this shortfall, an increase in 2020 for the rural library levy of 37 cents per person would have been necessary, Smith explained. However, the increase would not be evenly distributed since eight branches would pay more to maintain their open hours while others would gain up to four hours without paying anything. “For a lot of our branches, to raise $500 to pick up that extra half-hour is not that hard for them to do,” she said, adding unless the organization receives more grant money, it may have to increase the rural library levy in 2021.


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From The Kitchen

C re a m c h e e s e a dds n ew t a ste to c o o k ie s, c h i c k e n By Joyce Walter For Moose Jaw Express

Cream cheese is a versatile addition for desserts and for main course dishes. This week’s recipes offer three suggestions for using cream cheese. ••• Cranberry Coffee Cake Base: 2 cups flour 1 cup sugar 1 1/2 tsps. baking powder 1/2 tsp. soda 1 egg 3/4 cup orange juice 1/4 cup butter, melted 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries, chopped 1 tsp. vanilla Cream Cheese layer: 1-8 oz. pkg. cream cheese 1/3 cup sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 1 egg Topping: 3/4 cup flour 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup cold butter For the base batter, combine dry ingredients. Combine egg,

juice, butter and vanilla and stir into dry ingredients until mixed. Pour into a prepared spring form pan. Beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth and blended. Add egg and vanilla and mix well before spreading over batter. For the top, combine sugar and flour and cut in butter until crumbly. Spoon over cream cheese. Bake for 75-90 minutes in a 350 degrees F oven. Cool on rack then remove from pan onto a serving plate. Chill before slicing. ••• Cream Cheese Cookies 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/4 cup cream cheese, softened 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 large egg 2 tsps. vanilla extract 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsps. cornstarch 1 tsp. baking soda 2 1/4 cups mint-flavoured chocolate chips Combine butter, cream cheese, sugars, egg and vanilla and beat on medium-high speed for at least 10 minutes, frequently scraping sides of bowl. Add dry ingredients and mix until combined, about 2 minutes. Add chocolate chips and mix just to incorporate. Place heaping mounds (about 1 tbsp.) of the dough on a large

Digital literacy program a hot commodity for regional library Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

The Palliser Regional Library’s digital literacy programs are so popular that people are showing up for classes without registering beforehand. Since August, 165 people have attended courses that focus on iPhones, iPads, tablets, Android devices and financial literacy. Ninety-three of those attendees have been seniors, with the oldest participant being 94 years old, according to a report from the organization. The average class size has been 12 people, but that has been increasing as word gets out, explained director Jan Smith. The next set of course calendars has been created and are being distributed. New signage has also been created to advertise the program and to encourage people to register. “For 2020 we’re rockin’ and we’re rollin’,” she said on Nov. 1 after the regional library’s fall meeting at the Moose Jaw Public Library. Digital literacy librarian Brianna Miller is booking people for new classes in January. Classes about Samsung phones and tablets will start on Nov. 12 and run until the end of January. The next topic to be discussed in the new year will focus on overall digital literacy, including how to find and search for information, how to tell if the information is relevant or biased, and how to evaluate the information. The classes about iPhones, iPads and Samsung technology will be run again since there is such a high demand, Smith said. The last tech session in Moose Jaw saw 19 people register and seven more people attend at the last minute. “Well pull two teachers for that because our tech can actually go in and help,” she continued. “It’s wonderful, but it’s really draining because it’s a three-hour session (for each device) … .

Jan Smith, director of Palliser Regional Library, speaks about the organization’s digital literacy program and how popular it is, during the regional library’s fall meeting on Nov. 1. Photo by Jason G. Antonio

“It’s going really good. We’ve had nothing but positive comments. It’s starting to snowball. That’s what we had to get going. The word of mouth is very positive out there.” Anyone interested in getting started on a new tablet or phone can schedule a meeting at the Moose Jaw Public Library with a technician by calling 306-6922787. Or, you can visit the information desk to book the appointment.

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“We call them scraps to treasures”: stray cats bringing comfort to seniors with program

It’s no secret that spending some time with a soft, cuddly animal can lift spirits, and SCRAPS volunteer Sandi Connolly gets to see it happen every time she makes her monthly visits with some of Moose Jaw’s seniors. Connolly is the lucky person who facilitates the SCRAPS pet therapy program, which the non-profit organization has been offering for about three years. Once a month, SCRAPS volunteers choose a few of the adoptable, attention-loving cats currently in their care and take them to visit one of the three senior care facilities currently participating in the program — retirement homes Mulberry Estates and Crescent Park Villa, and long-term care facility Providence Place. “People will pet them or hold them if they wish, or sometimes they just like to watch them play,” said Connolly. Each visit features a new crew of cats, from kittens who are a month old to senior cats who enjoy being around people. All of the therapy cats are vaccinated and healthy, and ready to be in a busy social situation. For Connolly, she finds the visits a great chance to socialize the rehabilitated cats and to bring some joy into the lives of these residents — many of whom perhaps had to give up a beloved pet when they moved into their current address. “Pet therapy if such a rewarding thing to do for seniors, or for anyone,” said Connolly. “Everyone has a story, everyone had a dog or a cat at some point in their life, so they enjoy the hour, some more than others.”

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For some, cuddling a fluffy animal can better the entire day, and Moose Jaw SCRAPS knows this better than anyone — it’s why they volunteer their adoptable cats for pet therapy. One resident at Crescent Park Villa is actually still a SCRAPS volunteer, growing catnip in her room and crocheting toys for the kitties. SCRAPS is always looking for ways to blend their cats into the community, and the pet therapy program really showcases the journey of improvement many of these cats have gone through. “It’s really wonderful considering these animals have come so far, and they give so much pleasure to seniors,” said

Anne Marciszyn, SCRAPS coordinator. “[These cats] are healthy and happy and engaging, and it’s such a contrast from where they started.” This program really highlights the benefits of having a cat around, said both Marciszyn and Connolly, which is especially important as the temperatures drop. “This time of year is really hard for us, there’s so many cats out there that are needing to be in the warmth,” said Connolly. “We’re always getting calls and we try to do as much as we can but this time of year, we worry about the ones that don’t get in.” SCRAPS works year-round taking care of the stray cat population in Moose Jaw, and seeing those rehabilitated strays making connections with community members is a definite success for the organization.

“All those cats who were nobodies out on the street are now actually giving back to people in nursing homes in the city,” said Marciszyn. “They just bring a lot of joy.” SCRAPS currently has about 40 cats available for adoption, both adult cats and kittens. The adoptable cats from SCRAPS make wonderful pets, as evidenced by their popularity in the pet therapy program, and Marciszyn noted that SCRAPS cats also do great as working cats. Tourism Moose Jaw and Hardline Transport have both adopted SCRAPS cats as official working cats, where they handle mousing and other tasks. “All those cats who were nobodies out on the street are now actually giving back to people,” said Marciszyn.

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Reduction, merger of committees to provide ‘modest savings’ at city hall Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

City hall will likely see “modest savings” of $8,000 in staffing and advertising costs with the reduction and amalgamation of several municipal committees, advisory boards and commissions. After four months of review and consultation, the city clerk’s office presented a report at the Oct. 28 executive committee meeting that suggested several committees be shut down, combined, or left as they are. It also put forward several recommendations upon which council voted: • That the murals project management committee continues: carried 6-1 in favour, with Coun. Brian Swanson opposed • That the youth advisory committee continues with an updated terms of reference: carried unanimously • That the parks, recreation and facilities advisory committee be established by renaming the parks and recreation advisory committee, with an updated terms of reference: carried 6-1 in favour, with Swanson opposed • That the public works, infrastructure and environment advisory committee be established through the amalgamation of the transportation services advisory committee and the environment advisory committee with an updated terms of reference: carried unanimously • That the municipal planning commission be disbanded with reports from the department of planning and development services to go directly to city council for review and approval: carried 4-3, with Swanson and councillors Crystal Froese and Scott McMann opposed • That the economic development commission be disbanded: carried 5-2 in favour with Swanson and McMann op-

posed • That the housing advisory committee be disbanded: carried unanimously • That single-purpose time-limited ad hoc committees be considered for establishment where council seeks input in a specified area: carried unanimously • That the term of appointments for newly established advisory committees be Jan. 1 of the calendar year: carried unanimously • That council appointments to committees be for a one-year — or alternatively two-year — terms, with appointments to rotate among committees The heritage advisory committee, the special needs advisory committee and the cultural diversity advisory committee will all continue to operate as standalone groups. A recommendation had been submitted to shut down the heritage committee and distribute its duties to other committees, while it was recommended that the latter two groups be combined. All these recommendations have to be approved at a future regular council meeting to become official. Heritage discussion While giving some of the heritage committee’s duties to groups such as the murals committee seems like a good fit since they both deal with heritage, it’s simply not a good fit overall, said Coun. Heather Eby. The heritage committee is needed now more than ever considering Heritage Moose Jaw shut down a few years ago. “I don’t believe the murals committee is really in a position to deal with heritage components,” she added. Coun. Crystal Froese, who sits on the heritage committee, didn’t want to see that group disbanded either. She thought

the importance of heritage would be diluted if committees such as the parks advisory board took on those heritage-focused duties. Further, there are criteria in The Cities Act that says a municipal heritage advisory committee is required when conducting research into legislation on heritage buildings, she continued. Moose Jaw is one of the only municipalities referred to in that act. Parks advisory committee The parks advisory committee used to be one of the most popular boards on which to sit, Swanson said. It had 12 members and there was always a surplus of applications. However, the group’s importance has been diminished since capital spending recommendations now come from the parks department directly. Swanson pointed out the creation of the first pathway in Moose Jaw came because of a recommendation from the parks advisory committee. “I disagree; the parks board has done an excellent job,” said Coun. Chris Warren. The department has created a great relationship with the committee, which has brought forward many suggestions such as lottery grants, parks fees, annual budgets, and half a dozen policies about naming parks and buildings. Warren thought all the committees were important, but if many were to continue, the priority should be to ensure all reports come forward to council in a timely fashion. Youth advisory committee A survey of other Saskatchewan communities shows only one has a similar youth advisory committee, said Swanson. The problem is this committee meets in the

morning. He thought the group should meet after school and not during school time. Most school principals recommended those youths — who are A-plus students — to sit on the committee, said Mayor Fraser Tolmie. Meanwhile, not all learning occurs inside a classroom. “This gives kids the opportunity to get familiar with city hall. They are entrusted with some responsibility by this council,” he added. “I think it a great committee and I am very proud of sitting on this … group. I think they’re very exciting.” Public works committee To create a committee composed of public works, infrastructure and environment is a great idea and is a good partnership of ideas, said Froese. As someone who sat on the public works committee before becoming a councillor, she thought it made perfect sense to combine those areas into one group. “It would have been good to have the curbside recycling (issue) go through that,” she added. Municipal planning commission Although Swanson had never sat on the municipal planning commission, he wasn’t in favour of eliminating it since he thought it was important to have an extra set of eyes review a recommendation before it came to council. “These committees have a purpose. One is to provide citizen input,” he said. “I differentiate that from an online survey. Defending your position here is different from writing (an opinion) online. It provides opportunities for training, for people interested in putting their name forward for public office.”

Police warn residents to be aware of fraud calls By Moose Jaw Express Staff

The Moose Jaw Police Service wants to remind residents to be careful about fraud calls and the threats being made by the callers on the other end of the line. The police service is continuing to receive fraud complaints where the callers say they are from the Canada Revenue Agency, a law enforcement agency, or even the Moose Jaw Police Service, according to a news release. The callers typically inform the victims that they are

in some type of legal trouble, including having assets seized, or have a warrant for their arrest. The callers then demand a type of payment from the victims, such as a gift card, in order to avoid being arrested. “It is important to note that through technological manipulation, often the call appears to originate from a legitimate phone number, including the number for the Moose Jaw Police Service,” the news release added. “It

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Three city committees shut down due to lack of interest Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

The economic development committee, the housing advisory committee and the municipal planning commission are three advisory boards that city council has voted to shut down. In a report presented at the Oct. 28 executive committee meeting, city administration explained why each of those groups should be eliminated. A review of the municipal planning commission’s minutes illustrates that in most cases, the review input on applications rarely takes more than a few minutes, the report explained. Yet, the commission process requires longer timelines and the production of multiple reports. With its elimination, all matters relating to the municipal planning commission would be placed on the city council agenda under Committee of the Whole. This would reduce a procedural step and enable decisions to come to council on a timely basis. In those rare circumstances where additional background may be required, it would be appropriate to table that item to a subsequent executive committee meeting to obtain

that information. Bringing most commission applications directly to city council would also help reduce “red tape,” the report added. Council voted 4-3 on a recommendation to eliminate this committee. Councillors Brian Swanson, Crystal Froese and Scott McMann were opposed. The creation of the housing committee was spawned in 2010 by a pressing shortage of housing, especially with lower-income options, the report said. Although the municipality had few avenues to directly affect this area, it was a focus of activity and considerable interaction, particularly with the provincial government on addressing this need. As a result, several new programs were brought online; the supply of housing increased and vacancy rates eased considerably. With this pressing need addressed, there have been minimal citizen applications to continue on the committee and meetings have often not proceeded due to lack of quorum, underlining the absence of a need to continue the committee, the re-

port added. Council voted unanimously in favour of a recommendation to shut down this committee. Similarly, the economic development commission was created in January 1970 to engage community volunteers to promote economic growth, said the report. The reality of most economic development projects is that they involve highly confidential matters and are not suitable for discussion in public venues. Therefore, matters of economic development are routed through administration and vetted and recommended for public approval by executive committee. The commission has not had a meeting in more than a year and a half Council voted 5-2 in favour of a recommendation to shut down this committee. Swanson and McMann were opposed. All recommendations must be approved during a future regular council meeting before they are official.

Heritage chairman makes passionate plea to keep committee Angry that the heritage advisory committee was slated to be shut down without any prior warning, committee chairman Scott Hellings made a persuasive presentation to city council about why the idea was wrong. Hellings spoke to council during its Oct. 28 executive committee meeting. His presentation came before a council discussion that looked at a report from the city clerk’s office that summarized a review of all the municipality’s advisory boards, committees and commissions. The report put forward a recommendation to disband some committees, to combine others, and to leave some as is. The heritage advisory committee was one group recommended for disbandment. Council eventually approved a recommendation to keep the heritage committee. The recommendation has to be approved at the Nov. 12 regular meeting to be official. Presentation Besides the heritage committee, city ad-

Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express ministration also proposed disbanding though heritage was being de-emphathe municipal planning commission, sized, even though heritage is what dethe economic development commission fines the community and is part of the and the housing advisory committee, downtown local area plan. The plan’s Hellings said during his presentation. consulting team told Hellings that He pointed out that the housing com- maintaining the downtown’s heritage mittee had difficulty meeting due to a was the No. 1 issue heard during public lack of quorum, while the economic de- consultations. velopment committee had not met in 18 One recommendation in that plan is to create a heritage resource inventory, months. The heritage committee, however, something the committee has investimeets every month of the year and has gated, Hellings said. Recently, he and only been cancelled four times in the another member attended a workshop last four years. about that topic. Such an inventory “In other words, we are engaged. We would have to be performed by volunare passionate,” Hellings said. teer committee members. While heritage members responded to “Who will do it now? Will it fall by the an online survey about the review pro- wayside? Or will it be left for planning cess, Hellings was puzzled about why to work on?” Hellings asked. “If so, no one from city administration con- doesn’t that make more work for them sulted with the committee directly. He when we are worried about overloading thought someone could have spoken city employees?” with members a few minutes before a The issue that Hellings thought was most ridiculous was how changing the meeting. What concerned Hellings the most was committees will save city hall $8,000. the heritage committee’s duties were He understood that times were tight, being divided among other groups. He but pointed out $8,000 wouldn’t repair

the Natatorium, fix the Fourth Avenue Bridge, replace the cast iron water mains, repair a sidewalk, or provide an extra hour of operations at the Kinsmen Sportsplex. The municipality’s 2019 operating budget $48.5 million, but council was worried about $8,000, he added. He believed the community’s heritage was worth more than that. Disbanding the heritage committee sends the wrong message even if other committees will handle heritage issues, said Hellings. Council is sending mixed signals by saying it values heritage but eliminated the lone municipal committee dedicated to it. “I am passionate about our city’s history and that is why I joined this committee in the first place … ,” he added. “I may not be an expert, but I can tell you why a particular building in this city matters because I have a direct, personal connection to it. That is an important component.”

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City Hall Council Notes Bylaw change means delegations won’t wait hours to speak to council Residents who want to appeal an action made by the City of Moose Jaw will no longer have to wait for hours during a city council meeting before making their presentation. During its Oct. 28 regular meeting, city council gave third and final reading to a procedure bylaw amendment and voted 6-1 to approve the amendment. The change is intended to improve the meeting management process by allowing delegations to make their appeals during a regular council meeting — early on in the Committee of the Whole — rather than during the executive committee portion and hours into the overall meeting. Coun. Brian Swanson was opposed. In the last year, the municipality moved to a schedule to hold regular council and executive committee meetings on the second and fourth Mondays of the month, a report from the city clerk’s office explained. This essentially means council holds four meetings over two nights. One of the unintended consequences is that citizen appeals, which are normally routed through executive committee meetings in accordance with procedure bylaw, are delayed to the second meeting, which results in residents waiting hours to be heard, the report continued. The idea for appeals being heard in executive committee had been that the non-televised forum of the more casual

Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express meeting setting in the Scoop Lewry Room was supposedly less intimidating for participants. Since meetings are now held in council chambers and are televised, the reasoning no longer exists. The exception to this clause would be when an exemption under the Local Area Freedom of Information Protocol (LA FOIP) requires the matter to be dealt with in-camera, the report added. Those matters, of necessity, would be dealt with in executive committee. Inquiries Council is slowly growing frustrated with the poor responses that city administration is providing about topics that have come up in the past but have fallen off the radar. Coun. Scott McMann asked city administration about a report about the special needs transit van and when that report was coming. He pointed out administration promised to have the report for the Oct. 28 meeting, while this was the third time he had asked about the report. “It is a work in progress,” replied Josh Mickleborough, director of engineering services. There is no specific date for the report to come to council, but it should be completed by the end of December. The inquiry was about city administration promising to provide the report for the Oct. 28 meeting, said Mayor

Fraser Tolmie. He thought city manager Jim Puffalt had previously given a date for the report to be provided. He wondered if it had been delayed. At some point there was confusion about the issue, particularly with hours of use and ridership numbers, said Mickleborough. The report fell off the list since administration thought the issue had been addressed. Mickleborough added that he deferred to Puffalt on this issue. Puffalt was not at the Oct. 28 meeting to provide an answer. “In the past, when an issue comes up, council normally gets an update,” replied Tolmie sternly. “If we could get an update on reports that are promised and will not be delivered, it would be good for communications for council to be aware of and we would have more info.” Council appointments From Nov. 1 until Dec. 31, Coun. Chris Warren will act as deputy mayor, Coun. Crystal Froese will act as chairwoman of the executive committee, and Coun. Dawn Luhning will act as chairwoman of the personnel committee. Council voted 6-1 on three motions to make these appointments. The next regular council meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 12.

Council wants more accountability from third-party partner groups Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

A higher level of accountability will soon be expected from third-party boards, committees and commissions that have an operating agreement with the City of Moose Jaw. Such groups will soon have to provide an annual budget, a financial statement from the previous year, a budget for the upcoming year, an annual report that includes how municipal funding was used, an outline of how the objectives of the municipal grant were met, the capital maintenance completed on a group’s building, and a strategic plan. Council will continue to appoint a council member to the board of a third party, but usually, when the municipality owns the asset, it’s managed by a third party through lease or operating agreement, the organization is aiding council to reach its strategic plan objectives, or the monetary contribution is substantial. The municipal operating agreements with third-party groups will also be ex-

pected to reflect several expectations, including: • That the City of Moose Jaw outlines the hierarchy of responsibility and support that the role of the municipality provides for those boards of directors, staff and/or volunteers, including committees to council • That third-party boards of directors use best practices for governance including confidentiality, conflict of interest, and occupational health and safety/harassment policies • That council members who, through the appointment process, sit on a third-party board, report in writing to the executive committee quarterly about the status of the third-party board or organization on which they serve while providing a brief summary of activity in the previous quarter During its Oct. 28 executive committee meeting, council voted 6-1 to accept the proposed recommendations from city

administration. Coun. Brian Swanson was opposed. The recommendations have to be approved at a future regular council meeting to be official. The City of Moose Jaw’s third-party and associated boards, committees and commissions include: Statutory and associated boards, committees, commissions • Board of Police Commission • Investment committee • Moose Jaw Municipal Airport Authority • Moose Jaw Public Library board • Palliser Regional Library board • Wakamow Valley Authority Third-party boards, committees, commissions • Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery • Tourism Moose Jaw • Moose Jaw Cultural Centre • Moose Jaw Exhibition board • Moose Jaw Humane Society

• South Central Transportation Planning committee • South Central Regional Intersectoral committee • Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) • Moose Jaw water stewards Leases or agreements • Fifth Avenue Collection Ltd. • Gymtastisks of Moose Jaw Inc. • Cosmo Senior Citizens Centre Inc. • Moose Jaw Ladies Slo-Pitch Inc. “In applying the above criteria, a general observation is that there is strong evidence that maintaining most appointments to external boards continues to be appropriate,” the report from city administration said. “The appointments form a solid basis of liaison between the city and various organizations. Two-way communication is enhanced and both sides benefit from the ongoing relationship.”

Cost of cremation burialsJasontoG. Antonio increase next year due to popularity - Moose Jaw Express

It will cost you more next year to have a full cremation burial at Moose Jaw’s cemeteries since cremations are now becoming more popular than the traditional casket option. The parks and recreation department has seen an increase in total cremations during the past five years, according to a department report to city council. In 2015, total cremations were 126; 137 in 2016; 120 in 2017; 142 in 2018; and 82 so far this year. In comparison, total full caskets burials were 67 in 2015; 53 in 2016; 53 in 2017; 37 in 2018; and 40 so far this year. “As cremation burials become the more popular burial option, less revenue is being received for the operation of the cemetery,” the report said. “With this trend, it has been necessary to specifically increase the fees for completing cremation interments.” During its Oct. 28 regular meeting, city council voted 6-1 to approve the proposed cemetery rates for 2020 and have the rates go into effect Jan. 1, 2020. Coun. Brian Swanson was opposed. Background

The parks department reviews cemetery rates annually and makes suggestions for possible rate changes and how they might affect the budget, the report explained. The review looks at burial trends of full casket versus cremation, cemetery rates compared to other similarly-sized communities, and cemetery recovery rates during the last five years. Cemetery rates in Moose Jaw have increased steadily during the past 10 years to better align with other Saskatchewan communities and help offset the costs of maintaining and operating the cemeteries. In 2019, there was a two-per-cent increase across all fee areas, with an additional eight-per-cent increase for cremation burial openings and closing. There were zero-per-cent increases in 2017 and 2018. In 2015 and 2016, there were 10-per-cent increases across all fees, with an additional 10-per-cent increase for cremation burial openings and closings. From 2010 to 2014 there were increases of 10 per cent across all fee areas each year. Rate changes The Rosedale Cemetery has seen cremations increase

to 71 per cent of all burials during the past five years, compared to 29 per cent for full burials, the report said. This has led to a decrease in general revenue and contributions to the cemetery perpetual care fund since cremations cost less. Therefore, the parks and recreation department has decided that: • Adult traditional grave licences will increase to $1,590 next year compared to $1,446 this year • Veteran traditional grave licences will go up to $714 from $680 • Child grave licences will increase to $651 from $620 • The opening and closing for cremation burials will increase to $331 from $301 • The cost to open and close for niches at the outdoor columbarium, along with columbarium disinterment, will go up to $139 from $132 Projected revenue for overall cemetery rates is $250,000 while expenses are $333,694; the parks department expects to recover 75 per cent of all costs spent on the cemetery.


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New recreation pass hasJason proven to be popular, parks report says G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express The creation and implementation of new recreation membership rates and a recreation pass proved to be popular with residents, while it has been a financial boon for city hall. The new rates and new pass have had a positive effect overall, explained Scott Osmachenko, recreation services manager. The Parks and Recreation Department has generated more than $70,000 in membership revenue from January to September and has seen an increase in aquatic memberships. This has all resulted in considerable increases in the use of recreation buildings, although it has caused issues with allocating pool space to user groups, he continued. Changes have been made to program schedules and additional instructors and class times will need to be added and adjusted. Yara Centre fitness classes have also increased and may result in the municipality offering additional class times. Osmachenko gave his presentation during the most recent parks and recreation advisory committee meeting. The report was presented to city council on Oct. 28, with a motion to receive and file the report approved unanimously. Biking and walking to Yara Centre Parts of the City of Moose Jaw’s trails master plan is being implemented; it will include a list of connec-

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tion and accessibility issues for residents who want to visit municipal recreation buildings and centres, explained Derek Blais, director of parks and recreation. The master plan will assist the department in prioritizing issues that can be addressed as funds become available. As part of the master plan, all trail amenities such as signs and garbage cans have been mapped using a computer program called Geographic Information System. The department is consulting with the public about what residents want in the overall master plan. Nearly 500 households have been sent a survey to answer. Blais noted the first draft of the master plan is expected to arrive soon. Outdoor activities and events The 2019 playground program was a big success, with about 3,000 more participants compared to 2018, said Osmachenko. The new spray park at East End Park contributed to the majority of new attendees. With the addition of the Yara Centre to the department, marketing through Facebook and Instagram is being combined and has added more opportunities related to staff, programs and ideas, he continued. The department is working on a Tree Protection Bylaw to protect the municipality’s urban forest. It will bring forward a report to the advisory committee

soon about this bylaw, which the committee could then forward to city council for approval, explained department operations manager Cory Oakes. Crescent Park upgrades that have been completed, or are underway, include the installation of a crusher dust pathway along Third Avenue, the removal of old fencing along Athabasca Street, repairs to the bricks on the water fountain and dredging of the serpentine creek, which has improved the flow of water through that body, he continued. The west outdoor soccer field at the Yara Centre has been regraded and hydro-seeded so it can be operational by 2021. Meanwhile, new outdoor site furniture was added at the Kinsmen Sportsplex and new shrubs were planted to improve the front landscape. Six new large cedar park signs were installed this year and replaced some of the older, faded signs, Oakes added. The department is still waiting for confirmation from the provincial government about proceeding with upgrades to the Sportsplex that were identified that could be funded using additional Gas Tax money, said Blais. The upgrades will be completed in 2020 and include the restoration of the upper-built roof, replacement of the fire suppression system on the arena side, and renovations to the pool change rooms and front counter.


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GriefShare aims to help those battling grief during the holidays A time of happiness for many isn’t always the case for those who have lost loved ones Randy Palmer Moose Jaw Express

For most, the Christmas holidays are a time of joy and togetherness, a chance to celebrate the year that was and enjoy the company of those around you. But for some, the holidays are a time of sorrowful memories and sadness, due to the pain of losing someone during the holidays in the past or even in the months leading up to one of the happiest times of the year. That’s where the GriefShare program staged by the Minto United Church on the weekend of November 2nd came into play. Designed to help people deal with grief at a tough time of the year, the meeting including a video featuring expert advice on dealing the grief along with group discussions and stories about what people are going through and how to cope. “It’s a onetime event to help people deal with all the things that are going on around Christmas, since there are lots of memories around Christmas,” explained event organizer Leone Townend. “We

Carole Parchman, Rev. Linda Tomlinson-Seebach and Leone Townend were organizers and facilitators for the GriefShare seminar on Saturday, November 2nd. get really good feedback from people, it helps them deal with what’s going on and why they’re feeling like they are and options. And people share, which is really helpful, too, so they know that they’re

not the only ones going through this.” The event was an extension of the more expansive GriefShare programs that take place twice a year in the spring and fall. Each is a 13-week program that features

video and discussions similar to the holidays event, only covering more topics and information through the greater amount of time. “I think any kind of support group that brings people together is helpful,” said Rev. Linda Tomlinson-Seebach with the Minto United Church. “A lot of people become isolated in their grief and tend to stay away. That’s not just at Christmas time, but in day-to-day living, they tend to kind of lock themselves away. So the GriefShare program is based on video, with experts that talk about this. “Then for me, the big part is the community aspect of all this. We come together in our group and share, hence the name GriefShare.” A total of 16 people registered for the seminar, with Townend seeing more and more people coming to GriefShare events as word-of-mouth spreads. “There are people who need the help who are coming out and that’s really good to see,” she said.

Folk rock concert coming to Mitsu Sweet Café

Regina’s Glenn Sutter to perform in support of recently released album ‘In River Time’ Moose Jaw Express Staff

Fans of live music will have a chance to check out the folk-rock stylings of Glenn Sutter at the Mitsu Sweet Café next week. Sutter – who hails from Regina – will be playing a concert at the local venue on Friday, Nov. 15, with local songstress Annie McLeod also performing that evening. Sutter has been touring every weekend since releasing his most recent album ‘In River Time’ on Sept. 19. A seasoned guitarist and pianist, Sutter brings a style of music based on inspirations that include John Lennon, Neil Young, Greg Keelor and Sheryl Crow. His newest album features eight original songs, with the title of the album and its meaning carrying insight into his musical style: a feeling of being refreshed and renewed any time Sutter gets to spend time near water. “I feel a strong sense of freedom and humility when I spend time outdoors,” Sutter said in a press release. “I love watching and thinking about the things I see, and there’s a sense of peace, beauty and wonder that offers a welcome alternative to stress and worry.”

A professional researcher with a PhD in Biology, Sutter works at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, where he is Curator of Human Ecology. He studies and teaches about issues ranging from climate change and prairie conservation, to the role of creativity in sustainability. Current projects include the development of several EcoMuseums across Saskatchewan, and actively leading Songs4Nature. A lifelong musician from a musical family, Sutter – who hails from Souris, Man. -- first started tinkering with the piano at age four. Classically trained through Brandon University, he would go on to spend several years performing in blues bands and playing solo folk shows before taking a hiatus to focus on his career and raise a family. Sutter received his Bachelor’s and Masters of Science degrees from the University of Manitoba, and a PhD from the University of Regina. For a sampling of Sutter’s music and what fans will hear on that night, check out his SoundCloud link at https://soundcloud.com/glenn-sutter.

Glenn Sutter will be playing at the Mitsu Sweet Café on Friday, Nov. 15.

Chamber needs support to host financial literacy event for students Moose Jaw Express Staff

The Moose Jaw and District Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers and financial donations to help support an event that will teach high school students financial literacy skills. The chamber has teamed up with Prairie South School Division to host Reality Check for 150 Grade 9 students at A.E. Peacock and Central collegiates on Nov. 27 and 28, respectively. During the event, students will be assigned a random annual income and will move to different booths such as housing, transportation, clothing, insurance and child care to make virtual payments from their monthly budget.

Although they must visit every booth, students are encouraged to make their own personal decisions, according to a chamber news release. Once they’ve paid their bills, student who have money left over receive a box of Smarties, while those with $0 left in their bank account receive a Mars bar or Mirage bar and will be required to visit the SOS booth so they can acquire a part-time job. The Conexus Credit Union is the title sponsor for this year’s event. Since this is the first year for this event, the chamber is looking for Moose Jaw businesses to contribute volunteers and a donation of $100 — or more — to sup-

port the start-up costs such as booth banners and printed materials. The chamber needs at least 60 to 80 volunteers to ensure the event succeeds. The chamber’s desire is to establish an RESP bursary that one or more Grade 9 participants would be eligible to win to help them with their education upon graduation. “It’s a great opportunity for the students to gain a deeper understanding of how their parents live on a day-to-day basis,” chamber director Rob Clark explained in a news release. “It really puts things in perspective and gives them some real-world experience, and therefore, a bet-

ter idea of what to expect in the future.” To provide real insight, every booth is hosted by community volunteers from their correlating industries, such as auto salesman, bank officials, child-care providers and real estate agents. With the monetary donation of $100, businesses will be recognized as participants of the event. The chamber has received positive feedback from everyone to whom it has spoken about this project and plans to have this as an annual event, Clark said. Anyone interested in supporting this event should call the chamber at 306692-6414.


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Memberships a main topic of conversation at legion conference More than 150 people take part in event in Moose Jaw Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

The Saskatchewan branch of the Royal Canadian Legion took additional steps to try and boost membership during their 50th annual biennial convention in Moose Jaw. With well over 100 members of the provincial organization in town for the annual event over four days during the Oct. 19th weekend, dozens of items were brought to the table and dealt with, including a look at membership numbers that drove plenty of discussion. The conversation there involved increasing the number of ordinary members in the organization – originally, ‘normal’ member spots were reserved for military veterans and associates for their sons and daughters. The normal provision was recently expanded to include municipal police and RCMP, and delegates at this past convention were asked to include first responders, such as firefighters, paramedics and EMTS. “The resolution that came to the table was regarding the other people who serve our country, our province and our towns, which are the first responders, the fire departments and those sorts of people,’ said Chad Wagner, provincial executive director for Saskatchewan Command. “We’re really just trying to figure out ways to include more people, become more relevant to veteran programs and membership drives in what we do,” he added. “Without memberships and people in the front level, it’s very difficult for us to bring in the funds and programs to help out veterans. So we do need to have

Members of the Royal Canadian Legion held a special wreathe-laying ceremony at the Crescent Park cenotaph. those grassroots people and it doesn’t happen without members.” In the end, the resolution did pass and will be taken to the Dominion conference in Saskatoon. “We’re almost 100 years old and we’re trying to change things largely in the last 10 years,’ Wagner added. “So you’re trying to change 90 years’ worth of history, it’s challenging but it’s still democratic and the most important part is we’re still providing services to veterans and making sure they’re our first priority. So that’s why you see those kind of emotion, because there is such a rich history.”

Saskatchewan Legion president Lorne Varga felt that on a whole the conference was a success, with plenty accomplished through the weekend. “It’s gone very well, there hasn’t been too much controversy and we’ve been through a few resolutions we had to solve, that wasn’t too difficult,” he said. “Hopefully next convention we get a few more people and see a bit more involvement.” The weekend included a parade and wreathe laying at the Crescent Park ceno-

taph on the Saturday afternoon, followed by the opening ceremonies at St. Andrew’s Church, featuring 2011 national Silver Cross mother Patricia Braun as the guest speaker.

Greg Lawrence marks 75th anniversary of D-Day with long-time tradition Moose Jaw Wakamow MLA Greg Lawrence took time last week to participate in a century-old tradition. On Nov. 7, Lawrence, the Provincial Military Liaison, marked 75 years since Canadian soldiers stormed the beaches of Normandy by distributing care packages. “During the First and Second World War, a popular activity in North America was to send care kits of stitchery, knitting, letters and snacks to soldiers on the front lines to raise morale and thank them for protecting our rights and freedoms at home,” Lawrence said in a press release. “Today, we continue to mark the sacrifice and

for Moose Jaw Express service of our Canadian Forces by providing modern care kits to veterans.” This was an initiative of the Provincial Capital Commission, in partnership with the Regina Stitchery Guild, Royal Canadian Legion and the UnderstandUs mental health initiative. Kits include a letter of thanks and encouragement, hand-crafted scarf and cross-stitch ornament, UnderstandUs ball cap, along with information on How to Help Yourself and How to Help Others. “This is another opportunity for us all to highlight the

importance of good mental health,” Lawrence said. “For veterans, for seniors, and for all Saskatchewan citizens, mental health is not an absolute. As with physical health, there are levels of mental health and everyone should take the time to take care of themselves and seek help without stigma when they need it.” It is not only a great symbolic gesture, it also honours the veterans for their service. The kits were presented during a ceremony at Government House.

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Kosolofski Ready to Represent Canada Article compliments of Moose Jaw Warriors. Photo Credit to Andy Hamilton Photography.

Every Canadian player in the Western Hockey League dreams of one day playing for Team Canada and so do the coaches and staff. Moose Jaw Warriors athletic therapist Brooke Kosolofski has taken that opportunity again over the previous week and this one to take part in the 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Swift Current and Medicine Hat. “It’s a real honour to represent your country at a pretty big tournament,” Kosolofski said, who will be working with Canada White. “This is my second time and I feel more comfortable going into this tournament compared to a couple years ago, just with Hockey Canada expects and what they’re looking for while you’re there.” Just like the players, Kosolofski’s process for preparing for the tournament began at the Selection Camp in the summer. “[There’s about] a month-and-a-half of preparation getting ready for the summer camp in Calgary, which is eight days, it’s a pretty intense, pretty long camp, but it’s exciting and I’m ready to go for the tournament,” Kosolofski said. “For us, it starts at about six in the morning and we are done at around 11 at night, so it’s long days. There’s six teams, there’s 112 players and they’re pretty much busy from the time they get there until the time they go back to the hotel.” During that summer camp, Kosolofski works with two teams, which he said about 90 per cent of the players on his team at the tournament came from, allowing him to get used to the players that he’ll be looking after when they take on the world.

“You really get to know the guys, get to know if they have any issues — physically, medically — you get more information that way and you get to know of any rituals, special needs that the guys need in terms of taping, stretching or just treatment wise,” he said. Just like with the players, the staff is expected to perform at a high level when at the tournament. “Two years ago, when I did the tournament, it’s an eye-opener just in terms of what Hockey Canada wants, they want everything really professional, really structured and making sure that the guys are getting everything they need to be successful on the ice,” Kosolofski said. Kosolofski joined the Warriors during the 2014-15 season. He said he learned a lot during his time with Hockey Canada that he is used to help the team. “I’ve really tried to bring that [organization] back to the Warriors as well, making sure the guys are looked after and making sure they’re given everything possi-

ble to make sure they’re performing their best on the ice,” he said. Canada White has some WHL stars on the roster with Medicine Hat Tigers forward Cole Sillinger, Winnipeg Ice defenceman Carson Lambos and Spokane Chiefs forward Graham Sward. The team will also feature 2019 first overall pick Matthew Savoie from the Ice. Kosolofski said getting to work with and compete against some high-end players is an exciting part of the tournament. “It’s neat looking back from just two years ago to see the type of players that were at the tournament and on my team, I had Dylan Cozens, Bowen Byram, Brayden Tracey and then Alexis Lafrenière, who’s going to be a top pick in this year’s NHL Draft,” he said. “Two years ago, we ended up playing in the gold medal game against the U.S. and Jack Hughes was on that team, the first overall pick from this past year’s NHL Draft, so there’s some elite players at this tournament. “It’s cool to see the progression of those players and where they get drafted in the NHL.” With Kosolofski away at the World Under-17s, the Warriors will be bringing in Gord Watt to serve as the team’s athletic therapist. Watt, who hails from Lethbridge and works with the Midget AAA team there, filled the role two years ago when Kosolofski was at the tournament. “It will be pretty seamless,” Kosolofski said. “Two years ago, it was really good, the guys really enjoyed having him here and he just fit in really well, so it should be quite similar this year.” The World Under-17 Hockey Challenge got underway on November 2nd.

Warriors add import Zabransky from Saskatoon, waive Brkin Warriors back in action this weekend in Swift Current, Saskatoon Randy Palmer Moose Jaw Express

The Moose Jaw Warriors had a new face in the line-up when they took to the ice this past weekend against the Winnipeg Ice and Swift Current Broncos. The Warriors announced earlier this past week that they had acquired defenceman Libor Zabransky from the Saskatoon Blades in exchange for a seventh round pick in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft. The 19-year-old product of Brno in the Czech Republic is in his third season in the WHL, having played the previous two campaigns with the Kelowna Rockets before joining Saskatoon in the off-season. “We are pleased to add Libor to our hockey club,” Warriors general manag- Libor Zabransky joined the Warriors from the Saskatoon Blades early last week. er Alan Millar said in a press release. Steve Hiscock/Saskatoon Blades photo “He’s a big, strong guy who moves well for me’,” he said. “I was just excited be- year you have young guys coming up, so and has good experience in our league. cause this is a young group of players, a it doesn’t matter if you have 30 games or Libor will complement our group of degood team with a good coaching staff.” 200 games, you have to play your best fencemen well.” Zabransky describes himself as a two- every single game,” he said. Zabransky – who has a goal and six way defenceman who plays a smart Zabransky does have a connection to the points in 16 games with the Blades this style of hockey, with a focus on playing team in that he and fellow Czech Reseason – arrived in Moose Jaw on Thursas well as he can each and every night public defenceman David Homola have day and spoke to WarriorsTV about the and using his 123 games of regular sea- known each other for years. deal. son experience to his advantage. “It helps when you have someone [you “I’m super excited to be here, and when “Every single game is different, every know],” he said. “Especially a Czech I heard, it was like ‘this is a new chance

guy, I can talk to him in our language so it will be an easier and smoother process for me.” The Warriors also announced earlier in the week that they had placed 20-yearold goaltender Bailey Brkin on waivers. Brkin played 13 games for the Warriors, posting a 6-6-1-0 record with 3.81 goals against average and .889 save percentage to go along with two shutouts. Most importantly, his play at the start of the season played a large role in the Warriors getting off to their outstanding start. But the return of 19-year-old veteran netminder Adam Evanoff and 17-yearold Jackson Berry waiting in the wings, Brkin became the odd man out. “We thank Bailey for his time as a Warrior,” Millar said. “Bailey was an important addition to our team with the Evanoff injury. He was a big part of our good start to the season. We wish Bailey all the best in his future endeavours on and off the ice.” The Warriors are back in action Saturday, Nov. 16 in Swift Current. Next home action is Nov. 23 when they host the Calgary Hitmen.


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Barker looking forward to rest of season after qualifying for Viterra Scotties Moose Jaw rink first to land provincial berth as 2020 Scotties approach Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

Penny Barker has been through curling playdowns enough times to know that it’s a road that has plenty of speed bumps and potholes along the way – enough that many a solid team has faltered before even getting to provincials. So Barker and her Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre rink of third Deanna Doig, second Christie Gamble and lead Danielle Sicinski decided to simply forgo all that. The local foursome won their second-straight Saskatchewan Women’s Curling Tour event this past weekend, defeating Jana Tisdale 6-3 in the championship final of the Saskatoon Nutana spiel. Winning back-to-back SWCT events is nice in and of itself – but the Nutana carried the additional bonus of providing a direct berth into the Viterra Scotties to the winner. And with that, Barker has become the first rink in the province to qualify for the provincial women’s curling championship. “It’s always nice to not have to worry about that; we can just worry about practicing and gearing up for provincials now and get ready for that aspect of the picture,” Barker said. “We played really well, we had a couple of moments on Sunday when things weren’t setting up the way they had earlier in the weekend. The ice got a little trickier later in the weekend, but we were still playing well, we just had a couple of shots not go

Penny Barker and her Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre rink of third Deanna Doig, second Christie Gamble and lead Danielle Sicinski won the Saskatoon Nutana spiel last weekend. our way. But we stuck with it, took the opportunities when they came for us and we’re just happy that we came out on top.” Having things go as well as they have in the early going has been exceptionally positive for Barker, who won the 2017 provincial title with Doig and Sicinski. Gamble replaced Lorraine Schneider last season, and Barker admitted the new look rink went through a few growing pains. “Last year we had the three of us who had been together for a long time, but we kind of thought of ourselves as a new team since we had a new player,” she said. “So

we played well, but just having that extra year has helped us really understand how we operate and I just feel like it’s all coming together. We’re throwing well and now it’s just a matter of getting on the ice and keeping it going. We have that flow to our game and we want to carry that on into the playoffs; we’re feeling really confident how we’re playing, we just want to make sure we’re playing well when it comes to provincials at the end of January.” Barker will take to the ice in two upcoming spiels: the Boundary Ford Curling Classic in Lloydminster, a 10-end World Curling

Tour stop Nov. 22-25, before playing her home event during the Moose Jaw SWCT stop Nov. 29 to Dec. 1. “Then it’s practicing and preparing… we’ll enjoy our time off just to relax, too. So I’ll take the time off, I’m good,” Barker said with laugh. As could be expected, qualifying for provincials and potentially having a crack at what lies beyond is especially important to Barker and her fellow Saskatchewan rinks. Having a chance to play the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in front of your own hometown fans will do that. “I had confidence that however we needed to qualify we would get there, but just to play so well in the last few weekends, knowing we have that direct berth feels great and it’s nice know that with nationals in Moose Jaw, it’s an added incentive,” Barker said. “Any time you can go is great, but to be able to play nationals in front of a home crowd would be phenomenal, an amazing experience… But the province is going to be tough, there are so many great teams. It’s developed a lot the last little while, the team numbers are down but there are still a lot of quality teams. We knew we were going to have to play well just to get in and I’m so proud of the getting it done early in the season.”

Tornadoes football team, community rally around Bzdel family after house fire Donations, GoFundMe established in support of tragic loss

The Moose Jaw community has rallied around the family of Cory and Shauna Bzdel in impressive fashion after they lost their home to a fire on the evening of Friday, Nov. 1. No family members were home at the time of the blaze, but all was lost including the family’s pets. A GoFundMe account created by Krista McKenna took off in impressive fashion, raising $10,005 of a $10,000 goal less than a week after its creation. “Wow!! On behalf of the Bzdel family, we would like to

Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express extend a huge THANK YOU!!!,” McKenna said on the GoFundMe page. “Everyone has been so generous and this will help relieve some of the hardship they will be enduring. Your kindness is extremely appreciated. We will be closing the GoFundMe now and hope that our community can show their support to someone else who is in need. Thank you again.” Another GoFundMe created by Chris Jackman saw $5,440 raised of a $5,000 goal in the same amount of time.

Vanier Junior Boys Win City Title The Vanier Vikings are the winners of the 2019 Junior boys volleyball league. They beat Peacock 2-0 in the semi-finals and then Central in the finals 2-0. Submitted photo by Leanne Meili (November 1st, 2019)

“We have reached the $5,000 goal in just under a week,” Jackman said on GoFundMe. “Thanks very much to those who have made this possible. To see all this support is absolutely amazing, I know the Bzdel family is so grateful for all the help.” In total, the community of Moose Jaw raised $15,445 in less than a week for the Bzdel family. Both GoFundMe donation pages are now closed.

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Sask. Polytech launches new business management degree program Larissa Kurz

A new degree program is now available at Saskatchewan Polytech, available to students who have taken a previous diploma or journeyperson certificate and are seeking further education in the management field. The degree, a Bachelor of Applied Management, is the third stand-alone degree program approved by the Ministry of Advanced Education for Sask. Polytech. Anyone who has completed a non-business diploma or journeyperson certification is able to apply to the two-year baccalaureate program, making the program unique and flexible. “Diploma graduates and journeypersons applying for this baccalaureate program will bring their prior work experience to their studies, and have the opportunity to put into practice what they’ve learned, and will bring their new leadership and management skills to their future workplaces,” said Dr. Larry Rosia, president and CEO, in a press release. The two-year degree program will build on student’s current knowledge and ex-

periences, to develop the skills for management roles. The program will develop skills in strategic management, leadership, and business, through hands-on and theoretical training that is flexible enough to obtain a degree while working. Topics included in the program include accounting, communications, marketing, finance, risk management, human resources, and cross-cultural management. Students will take part in experiential learning in the form of case studies, simulations, and even collaborative projects with industry. The degree program is focused towards students who are mid-career professionals, in a variety of trades and industry sectors, as a pathway to earn a bachelor’s degree while also acknowledging previous education and experience. Students interested in the program can apply online, through the Sask Polytech website. The program will begin in September of 2020 at the Regina campus, with the bridging courses for journeypersons beginning in January 2020. Sask Polytech will be accepting 30 students into the program each year.

Police respond to gunshots at two residences, investigation continues Larissa Kurz

The Moose Jaw Police Service has begun two separate investigations following two incidents of firearms being discharged on the evening of Nov. 4. MJPS responded to disturbances at a residence on the 900 block of Athabasca St. W and a residence on the

1400 block of 9th Ave. NE. The separate calls reported that a firearm had been discharged in the area, and MJPS found damage in both residences congruent with a gunshot incident. No physical injuries were reported from either inci-

dent. Officers are continuing to investigate the incidents and asks anyone with information to contact MJPS at 1 (306) 694-7600 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 1 (800) 222-8477.

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Brand New Electric bike, “The Pioneer”, generally suited for ladies. Shimano gears, disc brakes 250 watt. Ride or cruise, tons of fun. Retail $1495. End of season sale $995. Call or text 306 690 5903 For sale: One 2006 Snowbear trailer, 4 by 8 ft. New take off sides. Wired with lights. Ph. 972-9172 FARMS, SUPPLIES & LIVESTOCK For sale: Massey Ferguson 850 combine with pickup and two headers, in very good condition, for $4,500 OBO. Phone 306-631-1454 TOOLS & EQUIPMENT For sale: Many tools & bolts, screws & nails, etc. Phone 972-9172 For sale: New plumbing, fittings & water shut off lines. Phone 972-9172 For sale: 7-1/2 ft shulte P.I.O front mount snow blower 540 RPM. 693-4321 or 690-7227

For sale: 42 inch single stage snow thrower attachment. Can be made to fit front or rear. Used one winter. $300 306693-2276 For sale: Wheel barrow $35 Estate sale. 306-692-4868 For sale: 20 litre jerry can (gasoline) Estate sale. 306-6924868 $15 For sale tiffy gas ice auger 8 in. extra extension 1 306 630 4528 FOR RENT A COZY ROOM FOR RENT. Single occupancy, NO sleepovers.

Shared facilities. Heat, light, water, fridge, stove, washer & dryer and car plug in. Off street parking. NO parties, children, pets or smoking inside. 5 blocks from Saskpolytech. Bus stop a couple houses away. Must supply own personal items including food, towels, bedding, $400.00/ monthly must be paid on the first of every month. $400.00 damage deposit must be paid to hold room prior to move in or on move in day. You are responsible for your own tenants insurance. Although no lease is require; one months notice must be given on the 1st of the month prior to departure. If all requirements are met and home is left as found upon entry, your damage deposit will be returned. Please call 306631-9800 to arrange a convenient time to view or email dianamackayfall@gmail.com Nice furnished bachelor suite c/w utilities, cable TV/DVD player, AC, Northern water cleaner, heat recovering ventilation system, shared laundry & deep freeze, private entrance, off street parking. Close to bus stops & mall. Prefer senior or working person. No parties, drugs or pets. Rent $450/month plus $300 D.D. Phone 306-692-3847 Lovely neighborhood. Bus stop 2 doors down. 4 Block from Saskpolytec. Beautiful back yard with matured trees, fire pit and plot for garden. $1,600. Per month with $1,600. Damage deposit. Lots of cupboard space.  1,200 sq.ft. 3066319800 2 bedroom apt available immediately. Stove, fridge, utilities included except power. 780 sq ft. freshly painted $790 per month plus damage deposit for $790 plus references. No parties, pets, smoking. Call 306-693-3727 for more info. A COZY FURNISHED ROOM FOR RENT. Single Occupancy NO sleepovers. Shared facilities. Heat, lights, water, fridge, stove, washer & dryer and car plug in. NO parties, children, pets or smoking inside. 5 blocks from Saskpolytech. Bus stop on next block. Must supply own food/personal items/ towel and bedding. $450.00/ monthly must be paid on the 1st of every month. $450.00 damage deposit required prior to so as to hold room or on move in day. You are responsible for you own tenant’s insurance. Although no lease is required, one month’s notice is required prior to departure, given on the first of the month. If all requirements are met and home is left exactly as found when moving in, your damage deposit will be returned upon departure. Please phone 306631-9800 to arrange a convenient time for viewing. 3 bedroom house just 1 block west from downtown co-op centre. One bedroom is on the main floor. Two bathrooms.

$850/month. Available now. Call 306-692-8456 Two bedroom suite for rent $650/month includes heat & water. Call 306-692-8456 Available December 1st or sooner! 2 bedroom 1 bath home on South Hill in Moose Jaw. Fenced back yard, detached garage included. Fridge, stove, dishwasher, washer, dryer included. Pets negotiable. No smoking. Summer yard maintenance included 2X/month. Rent $1050.00/ month plus utilities. 1st months rent plus $1050.00 damage deposit to move in. Accepting applications and references. Contact Robbyn at 306-6304458 for more detail. For Rent: A spacious, bright furnished bedroom on the main level of our home. $650.00 per month. Damage deposit equal to one month’s rent required. Ideal for a single working person, a student or apprentice.  Includes Wi-Fi, use of kitchen (supply own food) shared bathroom and laundry. Use of exercise equipment in family room. Located near schools and bus route. Must be a quiet tenant; no pets allowed; no parties; no smoking indoors. Available immediately. References required. For more information and to arrange a viewing please call 306-692-0836 (Moose Jaw). 4 level split home for rent on a quiet crescent location in the Palliser neighborhood. 1,160 sq/ft. Fridge, Stove, Washer, Dryer, Central Vac, Portable Dishwasher, Microwave, Hood Fan, Central Air Conditioner, Natural Gas BBQ hookup, Sump Pump, T.V. Mounts, Underground Sprinkler, Deck, Fenced, Garden Area, Forced Air, Natural Gas. Concrete Driveway for 3 vehicles with plug in. NO PETS OR SMOKING IN THE HOME. Bus stop at end of block. Main Level is comprised of a large sunny living room, a semi formal dining room and an eat-in kitchen that overlooks the backyard. The 2nd level has 3 good sized bedrooms with ample closet space. There is a large 4 piece bathroom with a spa-like jet bathtub and a cultured marble vanity top. The 3rd level has a large family room with bright east facing windows and a gas fireplace. This level also has an office/den(that could be used as a 4th bedroom) and 2nd full bathroom. You will find a large games room in the basement area plus the laundry/utility/ storage room. There is a large covered deck for family bbq’s as well as a garden area. You will also enjoy a single (16’x24’) insulated garage with alley access. Renter must pay all utilities. $1,500./monthly must be paid on the 1st of every month. $1,500 damage deposit required prior to hold home for an approved move in date. You are responsible for your own tenant’s insurance.

Although no lease is required, one month’s notice is required prior to departure, given on the 1st of the month. If all requirements are met and home is left exactly as found when moving in, your damage deposit will be returned upon departure. Please phone 306-631-8657 or email sjoberg@sasktel.net to arrange a convenient time for viewing. COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY Brother intelefax 1270 Plain Paper Facsimile $25.00 call 306-630-1342 MISCELLANEOUS Trivial pursuit board game - $2 306-681-8749 VHS MOVIES- Drama, Comedy, Horror, Suspense. Box set of Ghost Stories and Children’s Movies mostly animated asking 50 cents a piece... PLZ. Call 692-3061 KING SIZE SATEEN SHEET SETcomes with 1 Fitted Sheet and 1 Flat Sheet and 2 King Size Pillow Cases. Easy care and wrinkle resistant. Brand new still in PKG. Paid $39.99 will take $25.00 OBO. Plz. call 692-3061 2 adult and 1 child’s western saddles, 1 English saddle.  Bridles, halters, horse blanket, spurs, boots, hats, leather jacket, men’s women’s and kid’s western shirts and jeans.  Call 306 692-8517 Leave message if no answer. 3 corners shelves - 4 shelves. 693-4723 Velcro glove pad game - $2 306-681-8749 HOUSEHOLD ITEMS Used 54 inch(double) bed for sale with frame. $125.00 or best offer. Leave a message. 3066934530 Antique solid hardwood sideboard cabinet (73”x44”x38”).  Bevel-plated mirror, three drawers and two shelves.  Dating to the early 1900’s. Price: $400. Phone: 306-692-5318 Solid antique hardwood round table (46”).  Dating to the early 1900’s. Price: $150.  Phone: 306-692-5318 For sale: Sharf TV 28 inch $40. Sanyo TV 12 inch $15. TV 14 inch $15. Estate sale. 306692-4868 China cabinet c/w sliding glass doors. 693-4723 Tan micro-fibre hide-a-bed. Very good condition. Like new. $150.00 OBO. 693-4723 For sale: Queen size bed (fiorante) with 2 drawer night stand and box spring. Platform base. $400.00. Queen size bed, leatherette padded headboard (madisons) and boxspring. $300.00. Call 306513-8713 (Moose Jaw) OFFICE FUNITURE & EQUIPMENT Brother fax 775 like new $75 or BO. 306-692-4592 Student’s desk pressed walnut like new $100. 306-692-4592

4 drawer vertical legal file cabinets for sale (3 available), good condition only $30. each. Call or text 306 690 5903

5 Drawer lateral file cabinet in good condition, makes great storage shelfs in garage too. $100. call or text 306 690 5903

CLOTHING For sale: White go go boots size 6 $8.00 good condition, buttons. 306-639-3393 *go go boots For sale: Men’s leather coat medium $50. Estate sale. 306692-4868 FARM PRODUCE BISON MEAT. 30 years experience. Moose Jaw delivery available. 306-475-2232 LAWN & GARDEN For sale: 2 propane BBQ, one is 2 burner & 1 side burner. One is a 3 burner & no side burner. Phone 972-9172 For sale: Yardworks leaf blower $35. Estate sale. 306-6924868 SPORTS Elliptical trainer $100. 6934723 Stair stepper tread mill BO. 693-4723 The twister exercise machine. 693-4723 3 sets of cross country skis with bindings and poles, various lengths. Cross country ski boots, various sizes. Call 306692-8517. Leave message. WANTED Guns, I am a licensed gun buyer paying cash for unwanted guns, ammunition, and parts in any condition in Moose Jaw and area. Will meet at a location that suits seller. Call or text 306-641-4447 I am looking for a lever or pump 22 rifle, and a smaller 22 bolt action rifle in either 22LR or Magnum. Call or text 1-306641-4447

Free pickup of your unwanted snowblowers, tillers, generators, ice augers, or any other yard and garden equipment, in Moose Jaw and area. Call or text 1-306-641-4447 Tractors. I pay cash for tractors up to 50 HP running or not, and 3 point hitch equipment. Call or text 1-306-641-4447 Wanted: Garage to rent preferably in downtown area. 306684-0506. Wanted: Downtown rental space for a store. Reasonable cost or will also supply security maintenance, cleaning. Can be boiler licensed and have a excellent recommendations for last 50 years. 306-684-0506. Guns, I am a licensed gun buyer paying cash for unwanted guns, ammunition, and parts in any condition in Moose Jaw and area. Will meet at a location that suits seller. Call or text 306-641-4447 I am looking for a lever or pump 22 rifle, and a smaller 22 bolt action rifle in either 22LR or Magnum. Call or text 1-306641-4447 SERVICES Will fix & sell Lewis cattle oilers. Ph 972-9172 Junk to the dump in and around Moose Jaw- $40/load and up 306-681-8749 WORK WANTED Looking for Part Time Work, I have 35 years cleaning experience including working in office buildings and cleaning after people move out of their homes and suites. I am now working for seniors in their homes doing all aspects of cleaning and other work such as laundry, cooking, yard work and other odd jobs. Can supply references. If you feel you need a hand PLZ. Call 692-3061. Patti. Retired accountant seeking part time employment. Phone 306-630-3960 HELP WANTED Seeking committed, evangelizing Christian business partner. To open up and operate a second-hand/flea market store in Moose Jaw, SK. Male, female or family. Computer/internet knowledge helpful. 684-0506 Timothy Eaton’s Senior Association is looking for ab artist to volunteer to help members of our painting group. We need every Monday and Tuesday 1.00pm - 3.45pm. For more information please call Mona 306-630-3580

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Local housing market takes step higher By Ron Walter For Moose Jaw Express

HUTCHINSON Florence Irma Hutchinson, aged 96 years of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan passed away on Sunday, October 13th, 2019. Florence was predeceased by her husband, Russell; and daughter-in-law, Linda. Florence is survived by her two sons and their families: Wayne (Sandra) and their daughter Delee (Dean), great-grandchildren Drew, Dane and Dacie, and daughter, Corinne (James); Terry (Georgia) and his children Vaughn (Amanda), great-grandchildren Brynn and Levi, as well as daughter Chantal and greatgrandchildren, Ava, Abbey, and Ainsley. Florence was the only child of Herbert and Bertha Hibbard of Buttress, Saskatchewan. She was raised on the farm in the Archive district and attended both Red Lake and Newberry Schools. Florence met her husband Russ and was married November 1st, 1946. Florence and Russ lived in Moose Jaw and farmed in the Archive district. Florence worked as a dental assistant/receptionist for both Dr. Miller and Dr. Bernard in Moose Jaw, and as a Sales Clerk at Reitmans. She enjoyed a variety of crafts and ceramics, many of which she gave as gifts to the children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed bowling and participated for many years in the Moose Jaw Bowling League. Florence was a very caring and loving mother and grandmother and spent many hours engaged in activities with the grandchildren, to which all have very fond memories. Florence spent her later years at Chez Nous, Extendicare, and Providence Place. She was very appreciative of her care team at Extendicare and the care team at Providence Place that cared for Florence in her last days with her family. The family would like to thank all the staff involved that continued to improve her quality of life. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, November 15th, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home with Pastor Walter Engel officiating. Urn placing will take place at Prairie Memorial Columbarium. Flowers are gratefully declined. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Florence’s name may be made to the Providence Place Foundation Inc, 100 – 2nd Ave NE, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 1B8. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. James Murdock, Funeral Director 306-693-4550 www. moosejawfuneralhome.com

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The Moose Jaw residential estate market took a turn for the better during October. The city experienced an increase in sales, dollar volume and average price according to the Multiple Listing Service monthly report by the Association of Regina Realtors. Average price for the 43 listed homes sold in October was $217,119. The price is up 27.3 per cent from last October’s average but may be skewed by a few large sales. Only 38 homes sold in October 2108. Dollar volume last month was $9.33 million, up 44 per cent from last year that month. Year to date dollar sales volume is $92.8 million, an increase of 3.9 per cent. Realtors closed 394 sales in 10 months, an increase of 13 per cent. Average house price over the 10 months was $235,458.

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Code of practice for grain farmers under development By Ron Walter - For Agri-Mart Express Keeping access to markets for Canadian grain is a key role for the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Crops. Part of the industry stakeholder group’s work during the next two-and-one-half years will be development of a code of practice. The voluntary code will explain how farmers can grow crops in a more sustainable and consumer friendly way. Over this period, the Roundtable will consult with farmers and industry to develop the code. “What happens on the farm really does matter in the marketplace,” says Cam Dahl, chairman of the roundtable steering committee and chair of Cereals Canada. Consumers around the globe want more information on how their food is grown and processed, leading foreign buyers to look for grain growing and processing practices that are acceptable to their consumers.

The code of practice could assist in resolving future trade issues. The final code will probably contain some mandatory practices that must be followed by law and recommended practices. A code of practice developed for Canada’s livestock industry will be used as a model for the grains code. Farmers won’t be monitored on an individual basis for code compliance, but regional and national monitoring will discover if the code is being adopted. The code will include beneficial farm practices that reduce fuel consumption, reduce greenhouse gases and sequester carbon. Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@sasktel.net

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Many people enjoy visiting the casino, but it is important to know where to draw the line. Fortunately, Casino Moose Jaw is committed to responsible gaming. Both Casinos Regina and Moose Jaw have once again been reaccredited through the Responsible Gambling Council’s (RGC) Responsible Gambling (RG) Check program. Accreditation is valid for a period of three years. Regina and Moose Jaw obtained initial accreditation in 2013 and reaccreditation in 2016. The RG Check program recognizes casino venues that have rigorous standards in responsible gambling. The reaccreditation process is said to be rigorous and comprehensive, comprised of eight standards and 47 criteria.

To obtain reaccreditation, both properties participated in a number of processes conducted by RGC analysts, including documentation reviews, guest and staff surveys, site visits and mock self-exclusion demonstrations. “Guests of Casinos Regina and Moose Jaw can play with confidence knowing our commitment to responsible gambling is unwavering and validated through RG Check,” SaskGaming President and CEO Susan Flett said in a press release. “We are thrilled to be recognized as an industry leader through this important accreditation program.” More information on RG Check is available online at www.rgcheck.com.

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On the Front Porch by Wanda Smith R-E-S-P-E-C-T As I contemplate the column this week, I am mindful of our veterans, military personnel and those who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom. By the time you read this, Remembrance Day will be past but this is a message that should never get old. We owe our utmost respect to those who fought and still fight for our country and for our freedoms in so many ways. During the recent election, I could not help but think of how we, as women, have been given the right to vote. I was mindful of that as I went behind the voting screen. I was so thankful. No one can control who I vote for. What a gift. My freedom of speech, the freedom of the press, my freedom of religion, my parental rights, my right to vote and my freedom to live a quiet and peaceable life were all bought with the blood of those who fought for them. It is my hope and prayer that the price that was paid will not be in vain. Our world has changed in such a short period of time. I notice the difference from when I raised Big Sweet Pea to when Lil Sweet Pea came along; they are 8 years apart. I chalk it up to all kinds of negative influence from online music, videos, social media, culture and the general lack of time or energy of parents who are working more hours and running on the hamster wheel of life. The enemy of our souls will use any tactic to sow evil into our minds and the minds of those we are raising. One of the biggest ways I have seen him influence us and the generations to follow has been through the lack of respect. Children are not born with an attitude of respect. They are used to getting their own way as babies but as they grow, as parents, we need to pull in the reins and begin to establish boundaries and live by example to show how we desire them to grow and mature. It is important to establish the foundation early and teach what respect really is; demonstrating high regard for someone or something. Respect is validating the person, whether you agree or not. It is being polite, practicing tolerance, dealing peacefully, and considering others’ feelings. It is acknowledging people’s intrinsic value which is not based on performance, social status, race or otherwise. It is the simple act of valuing people with no price tag attached. It is as simple as not interrupting a conversation, showing patience, speaking politely (despite how you have been spoken to) and dealing peacefully despite insults or anger. It is simply respecting personal property and land, whether ours or others. Our children do desire to have boundaries and expectations of behavior whether they ever show interest or not. They thrive best in a respectful environment; which builds a sense of security, trust and well-being. As I meditate further, I am mindful of a prayer I have been praying lately... that we, as a family... a community... and a nation, would have the fear of the Lord. This is not an evil, scary fear. It is a reverent, holy awe of the Lord God Almighty. The fear of the Lord is being aware of the glory and majesty of God. The time is now to renew our commitment to living respectful lives at home and in our community. It is imminent we return to living our lives out of respect and reverence for God and our fellow man. Proverbs 1:7 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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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. JONES-PARKVIEW FUNERAL SERVICES HOPE GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP FOR ALL BEREAVED Next Meeting: Wednesday, November 13, 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. NAFR (NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FEDERAL RETIREES) MEETING will be held on Nov 13 (Wed) at 7 pm at Timothy Eaton Gardens, Corner of Main St and Stadacona St W. There will be a guest speaker. New members are welcome. Members are retired RCMP, Military, Federal gov office workers, teachers. NAFR lobbies to protect pensions and also members get very good rates for travel insurance. Local contact Barry:306-692-7978 MAGIC THE GATHERING will take place Wednesday Nov 13, at 6:30PM in the South Meeting Room, at the Public Library. Magic the Gathering 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 program. Feel free to bring your own deck if you have one! Admission is free. Ages 13 and Up. TWIN LAKES RANCH MINISTRIES meetings with Shelli Brim on November 13 @ 7:00 PM and November 14 @ 7:00 PM. Check our website for more details www.tlrm.net Shelli comes from Branson, Missouri. Shelli is the daughter of Dr Billye Brim who is the founder of Prayer Mountain in the Ozarks. DEATH CAFÉ will take place on Thursday, November 14, from 7-8pm at the Public Library. Come discuss the taboo and difficult subject of death in an informal relaxed setting at the Moose Jaw Public Library. Admission is free. Everyone is welcome. OPENING NIGHT OF THE MOOSE JAW ART GUILD’S 52ND ANNUAL EXHIBITION will be held Thursday, November 14, 7:30 pm at the Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery. This year’s theme is “Reflections “ and features recent works of the current members. The public is invited to view the art and meet the artists. THE MOOSE JAW ART GUILD regular monthly meeting will be held Friday, November 15, 1:00 pm at the Canadian Legion Hall, 268 High Street West. Guests are welcome. Call 306-692-5773 for more information. A CANADIAN FIREARMS SAFETY COURSE will be held in Moose Jaw on Saturday November 16th. This is a one day, 8-hour training course for those wishing to obtain their Possession and Acquisition License (PAL) for non-restricted firearms. This is the license required for most hunting rifles and shotguns. For those wishing to obtain their Restricted Possession and Acquisition License (handguns and restricted long guns) a course will be held on Sunday November 17th. You must have passed the non-restricted course prior to the restricted course. Following successful completion of the written and practical tests, you will receive the paperwork to apply for your PAL. The courses are held at the South Saskatchewan Wildlife Assoc Range (276 Home St East, Moose Jaw). The cost of each is $125. For further information contact Nolan at (306) 313-7715 or sodasprings@ sasktel.net. ARCHIVES PROGRAM: ARCHITECTURE IN MOOSE JAW PROGRAM will take place on Saturday, November 16 at 2:30pm in the Archives Department at the Public Library. At this program we will look at photos, files, blueprints, building permits and other material relating to older buildings in the city as well as the folks who designed and built them. Admission is free. Everyone is welcome. MOOSE JAW HOMEGROWN FARMERS MARKET is moving indoors and will be on Nov 17th, Sunday Dec 8th, and Dec 15th from 10 am - 2 pm at the Timothy Eatons Centre 510 Main St N. Temp your taste buds with local delights such as pastry,bread,candy,honey, jams and jellies, There will also be homemade bath & beauty products, home decor,handmade jewelry, homemade dog treats, hand knitted items, homemade wine,and much more. BIBLE TALKS in the Timothy Eaton Centre card room on Monday mornings from 10:30 to 11:15. Nov 18.

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“A tour through the New Testament.” No collection. All are welcome! Inquiries: 306-681-5454. ACFMJ FRENCH CLASSES –Beginner 1.2 (I know some French) Tuesdays November 19,26/December 3; Franco-practique (casual studying and conversation) Thursdays November21,28/December 5. Cost $60 each level; $20 Franco-practique. Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm. Location: 450 – 3rd Ave. NW Moose Jaw. Registration by phone 306.692.8112 or acfmoosejaw@gmail.com 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. BEREAVED PARENTS GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP FOR PARENTS WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED THE DEATH OF A CHILD. Next Meeting: Wednesday, Nov. 20, 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. GOOD FOOD BOX – Hunger in Moose Jaw, contact Kathleen Dempkey 306.693.0754: Money due Wed. Nov. 20th for pick up on Tue. Nov. 26th; Money due Wed. Dec. 11th for pick up on Tue. Dec. 17th. Now accept debit and credit card payments. SUPERANNUATED TEACHERS OF SASKATCHEWAN MOOSE JAW BRANCH NOVEMBER LUNCHEON MEETING will be held on Wednesday November 20 @ 10:30AM at the Moose Jaw Masonic Temple Hall, 1755 Main St. N. Presentation: by CARP (Canadian Association Retired Persons). Luncheon Cost: $15 Members/$20 Non- Members. Meal: Turkey Dinner catered by Charlottes’s. Contact Person: Please Register with P Diacon (306) 693-7914 or pcdiacon@icloud.com BY NOVEMBER 16. CHRISTMAS BAKING WALK will be held on Saturday, November 23rd from 9am-1pm at St. Andrew’s Church Main Floor – enter on Athabasca St. Pick what you want and put into containers provided. Each container is $5 Homemade tarts, cookies, candy, squares, etc. Sponsored by the Mizpah Chapter #1 Order of the Eastern Star. ZION’S HOSTING THEIR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS/BAKE SALE – Sat, Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission $2.00 or donation of mitts, gloves, hats, & scarves for children at local schools and socks for Riverside Mission. YULETYME CRAFT & TRADE SHOW will be held on Saturday, November 23 from 10 am - 3 pm. YULETYME is an annual event held at Minto United Church. Great variety of Vendors which include the UCW amazing and HUGE Bake Sale Table!! Come and let the Vendors help with your Christmas gift giving!! This is definitely your ONESTOP-CHRISTMAS-SHOP!! Don’t miss out on this one; it’s sure to please!! 1036 - 7th Avenue NW. Call 306-693-6148 for Info. PARKINSON SUPPORT GROUP MEETING on Monday, November 25 at 1:30 pm, Hillcrest Church, 1550 Main St N. Open to all those living with Parkinson’s, their family and friends. Meetings are casual, informative and fun. Barb at 306-631-8354 SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE Grief Support Group for those who have experienced the death of a Loved One by Suicide Next Meeting: Nov. 27, 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. STEPPING INTO CHRISTMAS presented by Christmas in Our Hearts and Homes will be held on Friday, November 29th at 7pm at Hillcrest Church. Guest Speaker Krista Penner; Shoes Showcased by Gemmells on Main. Music by Sk Singers/Songwriters ‘The sisters’ – Penny Lee Stenberg & Connie Day. Buffet of delicious appetizers & desserts. Tickets $15 available for purchase at Hillcrest Church 306.692.5600 or call Sharon 306.631.8238. A MOOSE JAW ADULT (18+) FIREARMS LICENSING COURSE WEEKEND will be held in Moose Jaw on Saturday Dec 7 and 8, 2019.Courses will be conducted at the SOUTH SASK WILDLIFE ASSOCIATION RANGE AND LEARNING CENTRE, 276 Home St. East. Sat Dec 7,2019 will see a Non-Restricted Firearm Safety Course conducted CFSC. Successful completion of this 8hr course will enable candidates to apply for their Non-Restricted Possession and Acquisition License (PAL). Course cost 120.00. Sunday Dec 8th will see a Canadian Restricted Firearm Safety Course CRFSC conducted. Course cost 120.00. Successful completion of this 4-6 hr course enables the candidates to apply for a PAL with status for Possession and Acquisition of Restricted Firearms RPAL (handguns and certain designated long guns). Note: one must have successfully completed the CFSC before one can take the CRFSC. Hard copy loaner manuals, PAL(RPAL) applications, and course study guides provided. For more info on Registration procedures, etc. contact Master Instructor and Course Coordinator Harry at 306 693 1324, hshorejda@ shaw.ca ROTARY 75TH CAROL FESTIVAL will be held on December 9th to 11th, Monday -Wednesday starting at 7pm at Zion United Church, 423 Main St. N. Admission is free with donation. Proceeds go to Rotary Community Projects. To register or ask questions contact Susan at 306.631.8714 or s.hanna@sasktel.net . Group or Single Performers; Vocal or instrumental. 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.

RENEW YOUR 2020 LEGION MEMBERSHIP NOW! Early Bird Campaign runs until Nov 30. Deadline for renewal is December 31st to remain a member in good standing ROD STEWART tribute artist Vic Vaga – Friday, Nov 15th @ 8:00 pm in the auditorium – tickets $25 – PUBLIC EVENT! ALL WELCOME!! GENERAL MEETING - Saturday, November 23rd @ 1:30 pm in the lounge -- All Legion members are encouraged to attend in order to conduct the business of Branch 59 GREY CUP PARTY – Sunday, Nov 24th @ 4:00 pm - $10.00 Buffet tickets available in advance ONLY (purchase by Nov 20th) - Everyone welcome FOOT CARE CLINIC for Legion Members – November 27th - please call for an appointment MONTHLY CRIBBAGE TOURNAMENT – Wednesday, November 27th @ 1:30 pm – in the lounge - $5/person – prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd. Sign up at the Legion or call 306693-9688 – EVERYONE WELCOME ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TRADE FAIR - Saturday, November 30th - 10am-4pm - Admission $2.00 – Raffles - Food & Drink Available – Legion members and those would like to help, may donate baked goods to our fundraising bake table MOOSE JAW & DISTRICT SENIORS’ ASSOCIATION @Timothy Eaton Garden – 101-510 Main St N. For more information or the regular listing of ongoing daily events call 306-694-4223 or mjsenior@ sasktel.net ONGOING PROGRAMS: EVERY WEEKDAY. Please check with MJ & District Seniors to find out what these are. Wednesday, November 14 – Mini 500 Tournament – 1:003:30 pm, Cost $5.00 Sunday, November 17 – Farmers Market 10 am – 2 pm Sunday, November 17 – Potluck –5:00 – 7:00 pm Cost $1.00 Sunday, November 24 – Grey Cup Viewing Party in the Café – 3:30 – 8 pm Wednesday, November 27 – Mini Crib – 1:00-4:00 pm, Cost $5.00 Sunday, December 1 – Annual Members’ & Friends Christmas Banquet with special guest - Jamie Gass “Remember the King”. Cost $25pp COSMO SENIORS’ CENTRE, 235 Third Ave. N.E. For more information call (306) 692-6072. Cosmo Bridge League on Mon, Nov. 13th @1pm. Cost $2 includes prizes. Cosmo Floor Shuffleboard on Mon., Nov. 13th @1pm. Cost $2 includes prizes. Mini Bridge Tournament on Friday, November 15th @1pm. Cost $5 includes snacks & prizes. Cosmo Social Dance on Sat., Nov. 16th @8pm/Band: Dennis Ficor. Cost $14 includes lunch. Cosmo Bridge League on Weds., Nov. 18 @1pm. Cost $2 includes prizes. Cosmo Floor Shuffleboard on Weds. Nov. 18 @1pm. Cost $2 includes prizes. Cosmo Jam Session on Mon., Nov. 19 @9:30am. Cost $2. Cosmo Bridge League on Mon., Nov. 20 @1pm. Cost $2 includes prizes. ARMY NAVY AND AIR FORCE VETERANS, 279 High St. W. Phone 306.693.1656. Wednesday’s Bingo at Leisure Time Bingo; come on out and support the club. Thursday’s Crib starts @ 1:30 pm Everyone Welcome! Thursday’s Pool @ 7:00 pm Everyone Welcome! Friday’s Shuffleboard @ 1:30 pm Everyone Welcome! Saturday’s Meat Draw @ 4:30 pm Everyone Welcome! ANAVETS Sports Drop-in Fun Leagues. You don’t need to make weekly commitments! Open Monday’s from 1pm - 10pm Sign/Paint Nights are back watch Here, Facebook or Starlight Creations for Dates! Club Supper Thursday November 28th from 5:30-6:30. Lasagna, Garlic Toast, Salads and Dessert. Price $15 Tickets MUST be purchased by Nov 26th. Everyone Welcome! Club Supper Thursday December 12th from 5:30-6:30. Turkey with all the Fixings and Dessert. Price $18 Tickets MUST be purchased by Dec 10th. 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. INFORMED CHOICES PREGNANCY CENTRE is hosting a support group for those who have experienced perinatal (miscarriage and stillbirth) and infant loss every first Wednesday evening of each month at 679 Hall St. W at 7pm. It is open to women and men for sharing, understanding and support as a walk through a grief journey that is unique and often misunderstood. FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES 3395, 561 Home St. W, Moose Jaw. Monday Night Crib 7:00pm Everyone welcome. Wednesday Night Darts 7:30 pm Live Music every Friday and Saturday night ELKS FUNDRAISER MEAT DRAW RAFFLES are held every Friday evening at 5:30 PM in the Legion lounge. There are eight chances to win meat, a teddy bear draw and a 50-50 draw. It’s a great way to start the weekend! Funds raised support Elks projects. FLK TAOIST TAI CHI SOCIETY invites you to join in to practice the art of Taoist Tai Chi. Beginner Classes each Wednesday 6:00-7:00pm and each Saturday 11:00 am- 12:00 noon at St. Andrews Social Hall - 60 Athabasca St. Call Elaine (306)693-9034 or email moosejaw@taoist.org


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