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When Brandon “We try and cater to as Richardson and his many people as we can,” family took over said Richardson. “You the little chickcan come here as a child en wing joint on and still come here as a High Street East, senior and have somethey saw potential thing different, because to make Deja Vu it’s still chicken but Cafe a Moose Jaw there’s so many different mainstay. ways.” Ten years later, The restaurant has drawn as Richardson plenty of attention from those passing through looks around the restaurant and how the city and those stickthe business has ing around, including grown, he feels the occasional Saskatchconfident that he’s ewan Roughrider from done exactly that. time to time. Richardson took “We get so many peoBrandon Richardson owns and operates Deja Vu Cafe alongside his wife Tammy, ple from out of town, on Deja Vu Cafe in and they are celebrating ten years in business this December. it’s awesome. We get 2009, which at the The unique list of available sauces has also time was located in emails, messages on the Walter Scott Building on High Street. expanded to include over 100 flavours, to Facebook, from people all over,” said The restaurant was small, but quickly be- pair with over 80 flavours of thick, home- Richardson. Deja Vu Cafe is a unique experience, and came a popular place for the now-famous style milkshakes. Over the years, Richardson has stayed true Richardson finds that the varied menu ofwings and strips. In 2013, Deja Vu Cafe was featured on to his belief that food is better fresh and ten gets people to try new things. the Food Network Canada television show house-made. And although the location has “There’s lots of people who come here and You Gotta Eat Here, and the segment cre- been changed, the food sure hasn’t. say, ‘oh, I just want ranch,’ and so someated a huge boom of business for the local “We make everything fresh, as the orders times it’s fun trying to get them to think come in,” said Richardson. “I don’t believe outside the box,” said Richardson. “Somerestaurant. Shortly after, Deja Vu moved across High in having food sit, so our food is cooked, times they actually like what they try.” street to its current location, which is where plated, sauced, and it goes right out. It Deja Vu Cafe has become a tourism staple for Moose Jaw, but Richardson hopes that they were when their second TV spot aired doesn’t linger in the back.” in 2014 as a part of CityTV’s show Prairie Richardson’s kitchen still uses the same the local community knows that their suprecipes for all the menu favourites, like the port is equally as appreciated. Diner. Moving into the new location created end- ever-popular deep-fried pickles. “[We’d like to] thank everyone for supportless possibilities for the business — in- Deja Vu Cafe uses halal chicken and has an ing us for 10 years, from near and far,” said cluding a larger, better-equipped kitchen accommodating kitchen for dietary restric- Richardson. and ventilation system, and a chance to tions. The gravy has always been vegetari- To celebrate ten years in business, Richardan and there are separate fryers for fish and son is bringing back some popular throwreally expand. Now, Deja Vu Cafe offers more seating gluten-friendly orders. back specials for the week of Dec. 2-8 and has a space for large parties down- What Deja Vu Cafe does isn’t fast food, only — like 69¢ chicken wings and the 44 stairs, and does plenty of take-out and de- said Richardson. He really strives to offer a Special — to thank his customers for the family-friendly place that has a little some- continued support. livery orders every day. thing for everyone.

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Jeffery Straker’s upcoming Christmas show full of hometown heart Larissa Kurz

Jeffery Straker, Saskatchewan-born singer-songwriter-pianist, is taking his Christmas show outside of Regina this year and his very first stop will be Moose Jaw. A Very Prairie Christmas will hit the Mae Wilson Theatre on Dec. 7, the first time the show has been performed somewhere other than the usual venue at Casino Regina’s showroom. “I had a lot of messages from people. . . saying surely you could do a holiday show closer to us, and I thought, maybe we should try,” said Straker. “And so Moose Jaw will officially be our first time taking this away from Regina, so I’m really excited.” The interest prompted Straker to branch out on a five-stop tour around Saskatchewan, beginning with Regina and Moose Jaw before moving on to Saskatoon, Prince Albert and North Battleford. The holiday show will feature a mix of classic and contemporary holiday tunes, tied together with Straker’s original music and some storytelling of his own. He will be accompanied by a band to fill out the arrangement, and he’s even promising a guest appearance. “I play the piano and sing, and my sister joins me on harmonies, and I think it’s a really nice homespun evening, perfectly suited to the holidays,” said Straker. “She hasn’t been able to [tour with me] for a long time. . . and that’s going to be a real treat to get to do that again.” A Very Prairie Christmas is really meant to embody the feeling of the season, said Straker, especially as he wanted the show to capture a warm, hometown-holiday feeling

(credit: Ryan Nolan Photography) through the beloved music that holds a special place in most people’s hearts. Straker drew on his own memories of Christmas when creating the show, and he really focused on the traditional music of the holiday. “Sort of where this all comes from is when I think back to the Christmas’s I loved the most, growing up as a kid on a grain farm in rural Saskatchewan, music was always the heart of Christmas,” said Straker. “So I wanted to try to. . . bring a little bit of that to the stage, and just sort of let people forget everything for a couple of hours with us.” A Very Prairie Christmas has always been extremely well received in Regina, with plenty of positive feedback gushing in.

“These types of traditional Christmas shows, it’s like they don’t exist anymore, and for that reason people really like it,” said Straker. “I kind of tiptoe through all of this music, because it’s all such a part of the fabric of what Christmas is to so many people.” Straker is very much looking forward to returning to the Mae Wilson theatre — which he laughingly described as “the Carnegie Hall of the prairies” — especially as he hasn’t performed in Moose Jaw’s historic venue in a few years. “These songs are such a part of the soundtrack to that time a year, and I think when you get in a theatre space as beautiful as the Mae Wilson, to bring this to life, it becomes a really special thing,” said Straker. “I’m really looking forward to it, I love that theatre to bits.” Straker hopes that A Very Prairie Christmas will be everything people expect and more, as it combines the special sparkle of Christmas music with the magic of live music on one stage. “Subconsciously, I think people buy a ticket [to a show] to go feel something,” said Straker. “And people know when they get to the theatre and there’s live music and people singing and playing, each night that’s different and it’s kind of a wonderful surprise. So hopefully, we can bring that.” Tickets for A Very Prairie Christmas on Dec. 7 are available to purchase through the Moose Jaw Cultural Centre website, or from the Box Office either in person or by calling 1 (306) 693-4700.

Stocking Campaign ensures families can celebrate Christmas their way Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Not everyone is fortunate enough to have a joy-filled Christmas, so the Salvation Army hopes residents will be generous again this holiday season and support its Stocking Campaign. The non-profit organization is looking to raise $10,000 so it can direct all that money to its Christmas hamper program, explained Maj. Dan Broome. That money will be used to purchase gift cards from Safeway or the Co-op grocery store so they can be given to needy families in the community. Families with children also receive toys. About 400 families applied to the Salvation Army last year for support during the Christmas season. The organization then handed out that many gift cards. The Salvation Army decided four years ago that gift cards would let people shop how they wanted for their Christmas meal,

Broome said. He pointed out times have changed and not every family wants a turkey dinner. Some residents are vegetarian, vegan, or prefer halal meat. One year a family bought mostly rice and vegetables with the gift card they were given. “We believe everyone deserves to celebrate the holiday and many people can’t afford it,” he continued. “We reach out to those who are marginalized and those who struggle to make ends meet, and therefore, they can’t do it (because they’re on) social services or minimum wage employment. Costs are rising (and) inflation is up. We want to ensure everyone can celebrate the holiday with dignity.” The community has been generous in supporting the Stocking Campaign for several years, said Broome. He greatly appreciates the help residents have provided,

stretching back to when the Times-Herald promoted the event. “We are good stewards of the money entrusted to us,” he continued. “We don’t spend it frivolously. We really try our best to meet the needs of the community as they present themselves to us.” Broome added that he is confident the Salvation Army would meet the $10,000 goal

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Peacock students travelled the world with student-led Cultural Fair

Larissa Kurz Peacock Collegiate students were given a chance to experience just some of the cultures belonging to their student body during the third annual Cultural Fair on Nov. 21. The fair, hosted and organized by students for other students, offered an opportunity to talk about one’s cultural origins and share music, food, and even entertainment. With 14 countries represented, the gymnasium was a busy place as students filtered around the room to check out which cultural dish might whet their appetite — from ceviche at Costa Rica’s booth to pancit at the Philippines booth. This is the third year that Peacock students have organized the fair, and this year two social studies classes combined forces with the Multicultural Leadership Yashvi Upadhyay performed some impressive Indian dance moves. Group to do the organizing. “We saw it in Central [Collegiate] and we were like, you know what, we have lots of kids who are from different “I hope they learn something new [at the fair],� said Ulcountries and we can have a day where they can wear lah. their traditional clothes and not be judged,� said Mah- “And learn to embrace other cultures,� added Cari Franwish Ullah, one of the student organizers. cis, another student organizer. Experiencing new food was obviously a highlight for Students were encouraged to visit every booth and colmany students, but the goal was really to create a con- lect a stamp in their “passport,� and to take part in the nection and answer questions. other interesting activities — like the button making station, or the scavenger hunt to collect details from each country’s booth. For Ullah and Francis, the Cultural Fair is a unique chance to express the cultural diversity of the student body in a place where there is no judgement and questions are genuine. “We’re just here to embrace our culture and show where we are and where we come from,� said Ullah. “I hope this goes on forever because . . . it’s beautiful. It’s that one day where everybody smiles.� “Everyone should have the chance to show off where they came from,� said Francis. “And it makes us proud [to see everyone here] because a lot of the kids are shy Hannah Wilders and the Ireland display, which and they don’t really want to show who they are, but it’s shared a table with the Egypt display and Emmana chance for them to really shine.� uela Miko.

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To help support its summer programming, the Wakamow Valley Authority is holding a new family fundraising event this Christmas that will feature the “mean one� himself, the Grinch. The “mean one� will appear for fun and photos in Moose Jaw on Saturday, Dec. 21 at the Sportsman Centre from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guests will be able to take a family photo with the Grinch and can enjoy cookies and a drink with the purchase of a $10 ticket. Proceeds will go toward the Wakamow Valley Junior Naturalist program. “This family event in the Sportsman Centre will be the first of its kind in Moose Jaw, with the main guest being the ‘mean one’ himself,� Todd Johnson, general manager of the authority, said in a news release. “This fun event will also continue to give after the festive season because all funds raised will go to support Wakamow’s summer kids programming.� The main sponsor of this Christmas fundraiser is the Conexus Credit Union. With the help of this organization, Wakamow Valley Authority will be able to expand its Junior Naturalist program, the news release explained. The length of the program is eight weeks; this past summer more than 280 kids participated. The youths learned about nature first-hand by harvesting from the community garden, handling reptiles, Aboriginal storytelling, canoeing and examining creatures from the river. It is important to purchase advance tickets since the authority expects to sell out quickly. Tickets are $10 and go on sale on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 8 a.m. The limited number of tickets will be available at the Wakamow Valley office on 276 Home Street East. For more information, call 306-692-2717 or visit the Wakamow Valley Authority Facebook page.

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Because my work involves reading and editing most of the day, it is only logical that I prefer other activities during my evenings and weekends. Although this is routine, when I am on vacation or away from routine, there’s nothing better than enjoying books to stimulate my cereJoan Ritchie bral cortex. EDITOR One such book that I have read gives plenty of fodder for thought about just that, thinking. The book, The Decision Book – Fifty models for strategic thinking by Mikael Krogerus and Roman Tschäppeler offers theories on thinking things through to a decision and how to maximize the thought process. Although it is fairly easy reading and not long, it’s a book that a person will want to refer back to over and over again through the course of time. The human mind is so amazing and complex, it’s pretty hard to imagine that it started with apes & neanderthals and morphed over time to where we are today. The book has been written for anyone who deals with people on a regular basis and the introduction says, “…you will be confronted by the same questions time and time again: How do I make the right decision? How can I motivate myself or my team? How can I change things? How can I work more efficiently? And on a more personal level: What do my friends reveal about me? Do I live in the here and now? What do I want?” The book doesn’t give straight answers but it is food for thought. It is also a workbook where models are presented as a guide to help you get to know yourself better and full of quotes to hit the points home. Isn’t it interesting how some things just hit home and are relevant in the here and now? I found this quote cited very interesting, considering some of the issues recently presented in our community. “A great nation is like a great man: when he makes a mistake, he realizes it. Having realized it, he admits it. Having admitted it, he corrects it. He considers those who point out his faults as his more benevolent teachers.” - Lao Tzu 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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Vanier’s Christmas concert to feature school grad turned pro drummer Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Vanier Collegiate’s 19th annual Prairie Christmas Concert will feature professional drummer Justin Hauck, an alumnus of the school’s music program who now performs with Regina-based Latin band Andino Suns. The concert is Sunday, Dec. 8 at Hillcrest Apostolic Church beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, and $25 for families. This includes cookies and drinks at the break. The proceeds from the event will support Vanier’s music program. Hauck will likely perform a drum solo during the concert, while he will also play the xylophone since he can play that instrument at an advanced level, explained Val McWilliams, Vanier’s band and choir teacher. Hauck will also be asked to get behind a drum kit and perform with the students. The school usually attempts to find a guest artist from the community to perform with the students, she said. However, Vanier has never had a professional drummer take part before, so the school jumped at having Hauck, especially since he is a school grad and “a great guy all around.” “It will be fun, just like old times,” she added. All of the school’s music groups will take part, including band, concert choir, chamber choir, and the jazz band, McWilliams explained. About 70 students will participate in the annual concert, with some of them performing with more than one group. The chamber choir will perform songs by Pentatonix, which is usually well received by students and parents alike. The large choir is expected to sing Christmas songs, including a medieval “Gloria” and a carol, along with non-Christmas songs that are sung in different languages. Band students will perform several Christmas songs, including a medley of “Joy to the World” and a medley based on The Phantom of the Opera, which McWilliams noted is always powerful. Many of these students are multi-talented since not only are they in band or choir — or both — but they also took part in the recent musical production of Sister Act, said



McWilliams. “They’re just a joy to work with because they want to learn (and) they want to improve their artistry in a variety of (disciplines),” she added. “I’m a very lucky woman to have them in my life.” McWilliams has been the band and choir teacher for more than 25 years at Vanier Collegiate and was at the school when the band program started in 1994. She helped organize the first Prairie Christmas Concert in 2001, an event that was initially started to fundraise for a trip to Scotland and England to celebrate the first graduating class of the band program. “We made a big, big deal of it and invited lots of people and it was wonderful. It’s just become a really strong tradition,” she said. “It’s a beautiful concert to showcase everything that these talented students are doing.” Band and choir students have been to New York City, Ottawa and Halifax over the years, but there are no big trips planned soon. All the money raised from this concert will pay for the venue, while it will also be used for future trips, for educational purposes, and to keep the program running. “We try to make it as interesting as possible,” McWilliams said about the concert. “It’s not too long. It’s a good showcase of students. It’s very Christmasy.” Since Vanier is a Catholic high school, December will be a time when the school is celebrating Advent, she added. This means many of the songs performed will have a less secular tone to them and more of a religious vibe.

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New agreement signed between CUPE and Prairie South Schools By Moose Jaw Express Staff

A new collective agreement has been signed between CUPE Local 5512 and the Prairie South School Division that sees members receive a wage increase, signing bonus and the continuation of a retirement gratuity. Members of the union voted 71 per cent in favour to ratify the new collective agreement with the school division, according to a union news release. CUPE achieved several monetary and non-monetary improvements for its members, including a wage increase of 5.5 per cent during the term of the agreement, a $700 singing bonus and the continuation of a retirement gratuity. The new agreement is from Aug. 31, 2017 to Aug. 31, 2022. “We want to thank all of our members for staying strong and united through a difficult round of bargaining. The gains we made at the table would not have been possible without the strong strike mandate from our members and your ongoing support,” Dale Smith, president of CUPE Local 5512, said in the news release. “CUPE Local 5512 executive will continue to advocate for our members, which includes advocating for suffi-

cient K-12 funding, and working to address violence in the workplace.” CUPE Local 5512 represents about 422 members who work for the Prairie South School Division. Members work in such areas as administrative assistants, bus drivers, concession workers, educational assistants, building operators, handymen, journeymen carpenters, journeymen electricians, journeymen plumbers, library associates, library technicians, maintenance workers, social workers, and speech and language pathology assistants. Union employees work in many PSSD schools and buildings, including: A.E. Peacock Collegiate, Assiniboia 7th Avenue, Assiniboia Composite High, Assiniboia Elementary, Avonlea, Bengough, Caronport Elementary, Central Butte, Central Collegiate, Chaplin, Coronach, Craik, Empire, Eyebrow, Glentworth, Ecole Gravelbourg, Ecole Palliser Heights, Kincaid Central, King George, Lafleche Central, Lindale, the maintenance building, Mankota, Mortlach, Mossbank, Prince Arthur, Riverview Collegiate, Rockglen, Rouleau, Sunningdale, the transportation department, Westmount, and William Grayson.

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MJMAG Art Raffle showcasing collection of local artists Larissa Kurz

The Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery have their annual fundraiser once again returning this year, and they have another collection of great works up for grabs through their Art Raffle on Nov. 30. Ross Melanson, operations manager at the MJMAG, has been organizing this year’s draw and open house, and he’s enthusiastic about the submissions from local artists this year. “They’re all original artworks, all of a whole bunch of different varieties. There’s paintings, ceramics, there’s some handcrafted jewelry, there’s some blown glass, there’s ceramic wall panels, quilt pieces,” said Melanson. Artists from the local area, such as paint- Two bowls, crafted and glazed by local potter Rob Froese, donated for the er Heather Cline and potter Zach Diet- MJMAG Art Raffle. rich, have donated pieces for the cause, as well as Saskatchewan artists from outside purchase, each one a chance to win one Melanson. “It’s a really festive feeling the community such as Belinda Harrow of the donated works of art. As the tick- and it’s a really interesting feeling. It’s ets are drawn on the evening of Nov. 30, like a game, where it’s very suspenseful.” from Regina. The draw will take place during an open the winner is able to select the artwork of All 19 of the donated pieces will be on exhibit at the MJMAG the week prior to house gala at the MJMAG, featuring mu- their choice. sic and food to fill out the evening. Regina For those unable to be present during the the draw, giving people a chance to see musician Brent Pylot will be performing, draw, the MJMAG will take a list of pre- the talented artists’ work before it finds a and the event is open to the public — ferred works and set aside any pieces that new home. meaning you’re welcome to attend even are won, but Melanson really encouraged At $75 a ticket, Melanson feels the raffle ticket holders to come out to the evening. is a wonderful chance to add some wonif you haven’t purchased a raffle ticket. There are only 100 tickets available to “It’s a lot more fun to be there,” said derful pieces of local art to one’s home

Dog club makes Christmas donation to Riverside Mission Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

The barks of excited dogs filled Riverside Mission as the Moose Jaw Dog Club presented its annual Christmas donation to the non-profit outreach organization. Tracey Cook, president of the dog club, presented a cheque for $500 to Riverside Mission manager Rachel Mullens on Nov. 20. Cook — with her dogs Ellie and Keisha — was accompanied by two other club members and third dog Rico. The Moose Jaw Dog Club made a donation of $500 The dog club has sup- to Riverside Mission on Nov. 20. In the picture, from ported Riverside Mis- left, are dog club member Glenn Hagel with Ellie, dog sion for the last couple club member Darlene Smith with Rico, club president of years, explained club Tracey Cook with Keisha, and Riverside Mission’s Ramember Glenn Hagel. chel and Danny Mullens. Photo by Jason G. Antonio The club believes the outreach organization provides an important service to the community by supporting residents facing tough times, while it’s a great feeling to support Riverside Mission as Christmas approaches. “We raise the money while having fun with our best four-legged friends,” Hagel chuckled. “Riverside Mission is a good one. It captures the compassion and empathy that Moose Jaw people have for each other.” Riverside Mission will use the money to continue to feed its clients and run its programs, explained Mullens. “We feel blessed by the community of Moose Jaw,” she added. “We’re glad we’re one charity that they (the dog club) choose to help. They help us serve the community.” More information can be found at or on its Facebook page.

while also supporting a great cause. “It is a way for people to acquire art and to get art in their home,” said Melanson. “It gives them a chance to have a piece of art that they can get for relatively less and to support the gallery that does serve the community.” The Art Raffle is the MJMAG’s largest fundraiser, and everything raised is returned to the gallery to fund the many programs that are offered throughout the year. This is the second year that the MJMAG has organized the Art Raffle, with great success last year. “It’s just a way to use art directly in fundraising, for the artists that we facilitate, so the artists that are associated with the gallery could support the gallery,” said Melanson. “It was very well attended last year and we almost sold the entire tickets, I think we had two left, so people should get their tickets as soon as they can.” The Art Raffle will take place at the MJMAG, beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 30. Tickets are available to purchase at the gallery during their open hours on Tuesday through Sunday, or by calling the MJMAG at 1 (306) 692-4471.



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Philanthropy award given to Moose Javian for suicide awareness fundraising Larissa Kurz

Dawn Froats was the lucky recipient of the Association for Fundraising Professionals national philanthropy award at the recent awards ceremony in Regina. Froats was named the Outstanding Volunteer Philanthropist for 2019, specifically for the fundraising work she has done in support of the Journey to Hope suicide awareness group here in Moose Jaw. The award recognizes an individual who has gone above and beyond with their fundraising work, and Froats is honoured to have been named. Her nomination came from Athol Murray College of Notre Dame and the Journey to Hope group, which Froats feels is so important to the community. “I love the work that [Journey to Hope is] doing within Moose Jaw, and I just know like organizations like that need the funding to be able to continue to do the work,” said Froats. She has donated over $15,000 to Journey to Hope over the last two years, raised through her personal fundraiser Make Froats Row — where she pledges to put in 100 metres on a rowing machine for every $10 donated to her cause. The response was overwhelming, said Froats, and she spent over four hours on

the rowing machine this year. A handful of generous friends joined her team to help out, rowing the remainder of the distance to equate to the $9,100 that was raised. Her donations help Journey to Hope provide supports to the community, such as suicide intervention courses from the Canadian Mental Health Association free of charge — which have seen an impressive increase in attendance this year — as well as a number of other resources. “The community got behind it,” said

Froats. “I think everyone’s noticing the need for support within Moose Jaw and support for the Journey to Hope, for the work that they’re doing. I think people are starting to realize how much they’re putting back into the community.” Froats is hardly slowing down, already planning next year’s Make Froats Row. Her goal is to see it go even bigger and surpass this past year’s goal — maybe even aiming as high as collecting $15,000 next year alone. She was so impressed to see so many people come together to join the conversation about suicide. Watching her fundraiser develop into a platform of support was a very uplifting experience, said Froats. “I was just thinking about raising the money, and then when people start hav-

ing the conversations about how they’ve been affected or currently are being affected by mental health, and that’s when I was like, ‘oh man, this is bigger than what I thought about,’” said Froats. Froats joined the suicide awareness movement for personal reasons, having friends and family affected by suicide in her own life. She is a strong advocate for the work that Journey to Hope does in Moose Jaw and is grateful to see recognition with this award. “It’s a great honour. It makes me proud to be able to have received it,” said Froats. “Realistically, it makes me realize that I’m doing a good thing, but it also is that Journey to Hope is doing great things within the community, and really that’s why I’m doing it, is for them.”


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Dawn Froats, with her Association of Fundraising Professionals national philanthropy award. (supplied)

Crescent Point Energy shares will get out of penalty box

Stocks in the Canadian oil and gas sector have been sent into the penalty box by investors from Canada and outside this country. The collapse in oil prices five years ago caused a gradual suspension of interest in these stocks. That loss of interest became solitary confinement for oil and gas stocks about a year ago when investors decided collectively that Canada just can’t build pipelines to move oil to overseas markets. Crescent Point Energy, a former oil patch investor darling with high dividend payments and growing series of acquisitions until 2014, was avoided by analysts before the oil price crash. These analysts viewed the growing debt – from $1.74 billion in 2013 to $4.04 billion in 2017 – as a potential concern and they were upset at dilution of share value as acquisitions were funded by trading new shares for assets. Many retail investors ignored the warnings, lured by the eight per cent return from dividend distributions. Crescent Point share values suffered, falling to a low of $4.06 earlier this year from a high of $46.77 pre-crash. Currently they are $5.17. The recent share price increase comes from a little more confidence in the company as new management has tried to rein in debt and expenses. That goal comes with job cuts, sale of non-core assets to pay down debt and share purchases to improve value. The Saskatchewan-based company has sold the Utah gas interests, some Saskatchewan gas properties and just took $500 million for gathering and processing infrastructure. Drilling and expansion investment have been set to just maintain production. Debt after accounting for cash has been slashed to $2.3 billion from $4 billion in two years. Most significant, the lower debt as a portion of annual cash left over after the bills

are paid, has been cut to 1.4 times from 2.3 times. According to oil patch financial standards a ratio of 1.5 times debt to cash flow is reasonable. A one-to-one ratio is the gold standard. On that count Crescent Point has engineered a clear turnaround. Share buybacks have reduced outstanding shares by about two per cent with another 10 per cent planned. Operating costs run around $12.60 an oil equivalent barrel leaving about $34 a barrel for a return on investment. Operations will flow more than $1.5 billion into the bank this year. So why is Crescent Point selling at 45 per cent of the $11 book value? The two-fold answer is simple. The oil patch is still in the investor penalty box. Analysts have a show-me attitude to companies like Crescent Point that have made decisions showing poor management foresight.

Once Crescent Point has run operations this way for a year, analysts will start to nibble on shares. Greed is a great motivator. In a year once foreign investors smell awesome oil patch bargains and see the building of a pipeline; they too will return to the game. Some well-known vulture investors are circling the oil patch as you read this. CAUTION: Remember when investing, consult your adviser and do your homework before buying any security. Bizworld does not recommend investments. Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@ 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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Relationships are the foundation of everything society does, including how it views justice, a concept that Jorgina Sunn knows well after becoming caught in a gang lifestyle. Sunn’s early upbringing was tumultuous. Both of her parents attended residential schools. Sunn’s mother had her brother at age 13 and then her at age 16. After her mother was murdered, Sunn was sent into foster care, where she was physically, emotionally and sexually abused. She was later adopted, but her new father sexually abused her as well. Sunn began abusing drugs when she was 16. When she turned 17, she was resentful of all adults and struggled in school since she lacked support, she explained on Nov. 19 during a restorative justice luncheon hosted by the John Howard Society of Saskatchewan — Moose Jaw branch as part of Restorative Justice Week. Restorative justice emphasizes repairing the harm caused by criminal behaviour. That can be accomplished through co-operative processes where affected stakeholders meet, which can lead to changed relationships, people and communities. Sunn moved back to Alberta and began abusing crack cocaine, which led her to Calgary and a gang. She also began dating a full-patch gang member. “You can understand why I joined a gang, because I was needing something and looking for something. I liked the acceptance. I liked the responsibility I had because I was the sergeant at arms, so I got to be tough — and I was good at it,” Sunn said. Sunn was homeless in Calgary and turned to crime. That

Jorgina Sunn was the guest speaker during a restorative justice luncheon on Nov. 19 hosted by the Moose Jaw branch of the John Howard Society of Saskatchewan. Photo by Jason G. Antonio ended in 2005 when she sold cocaine to an undercover police officer and was sentenced to two years in a federal penitentiary. At that time she couldn’t relate to people and couldn’t form healthy relationships. While in prison, someone told Sunn that she could go to a healing lodge due to her ethnicity. She was later transferred to the Prairie Sky Recovery Centre near Leipzig, Sask., where — for the first time ever — she learned about her Aboriginal culture. “That was my first experience with restorative justice,” she said. Elders visited every day and treated her as a human being and as family. She pointed out that she then had no

relationship with her kids — put into foster care since she was considered an unfit mother — or her adopted parents and was estranged from her other family. Punishment was the only concept Sunn knew in life. She had never heard about consequences or what that meant. After leaving prison, she met a judge and former lieutenant-governor of British Columbia who was big into restorative justice. He had done much work on reserves in northern B.C. and helped turn around the lives of youths. Those meetings with the judge had an effect on Sunn’s life. “I tried to sober up many times in my life,” she continued. However, her main goal was less to become healthy and more to satisfy a court demand, to get her kids back, or for family. She didn’t understand what it meant to be well. Sunn met Father Andre, the founder of Saskatoon’s Str8 UP 10,000 Little Steps to Healing, an organization that helps people leave gangs. She crawled out of the gang lifestyle thanks to the organization’s help, and similar to the elders, Father Andre treated her as Jorgina — as a human being — and not simply a gang member. Sunn attained real sobriety from 2012 to 2018 but relapsed in October 2018 after her oldest son killed himself. She was sent back to rehab, which helped her recover; she will soon start a new job at the rehab centre. “The story of justice talks about transformation. My teaching — and the teaching I keep getting in my entire life — is humility,” she added. “I do not have the answers … . (But) I’m very grateful for the things that have happened in my life.”

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On the evening of Nov. 19, Moose Jaw Pride opened the doors of the Crescent Park Event Centre for a memorial service in honour of Transgender Day of Remembrance. The special service, organized with the help of the Moose Jaw chapter of Journey to Hope, takes place each year to honour and remember all transgender people lost to anti-transgender violence. Across the world, LGBTQ+ organizations hold similar services to commemorate Transgender Day of Remembrance on Nov. 20, which is the culmination of Transgender Awareness Week from Nov. 13-19. During the service, members of Moose Jaw Pride read the 330 names of murdered transgender people across the world — a list that doesn’t capture the true number of people who are victims of transphobia and violence, as many go unrecorded. “This year, I suppose I am glad to tell you that none of. . . this year’s dead are Canadian, as far as we know,” said Cole Ramsey, vice-chair at Moose Jaw Pride, during the service. “But that doesn’t mean that no one was assaulted, or denied work or housing, or no one was abused at home or at work or at school.” The names read each year are collected by the Trans Murder Monitoring project, an ongoing initiative that collects the names and stories of transgender murder victims. Holding a vigil service each year is a way to recognize

Moose Jaw Pride holds a memorial service each year for Transgender Day of Remembrance, to memorialize those lost to violence each year. the community’s loss, and to remind the community that there is still a need to continue fighting for the rights and safety of LGBTQ+ individuals. “Transgender Day of Remembrance is a very unfortunate day for us to have to have, and it’s by no means the sum total of the work we do,” said Ramsey. “We need as much help as we can get in educating and bringing people together and helping to end transphobia where we find it in our communities, so that next year we’ll have fewer names to read.” The transgender community faces statistically higher rates of unemployment, poverty, homelessness, and violence. Around two-thirds of transgender people experi-

ence depression or other mental illness, which contributes to being two to four times more likely to attempt suicide than other demographics. Ramsey was honoured and grateful for how many community members attended the service, as was new Moose Jaw Pride president Taylor Carlson. “I’m very proud of this community, for coming to this event and recognizing that there are intersectional challenges that relate to race, colour, poverty, and gender identity and sexual orientation,” said Carlson. “We’re putting our hand up and we’re saying it’s okay, you belong here.”

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OPEC oil study builds strong case for Canadian pipeline projects

The recently released World Oil Outlook builds a case for development of more Canadian pipelines to move landlocked oil to global markets. The 320-page study for OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) predicts energy supply and demand to by Ron Walter 2040. To sustain demands of an additional 1.9 billion people and growing standards of living by 2040 energy demand will increase 39 per cent to 357 million oil equivalent barrels per day. Only 28.2 per cent of that will be from oil – a market share decline of about 10 per cent from 2018. That builds a strong case for oil pipelines across Canada to avoid U.S. discounts for our oil and to diversify markets. Even 20 years from now oil will comprise more than one-quarter of energy needs. The study indicates a growing regional shift in oil use

patterns. The most developed regions – the Americas, Europe and Oceania – will use less oil as renewables and natural gas use increases. Russian use will be flat while India, China and the rest of the world will continue increasing use of oil to 2040. Global share of oil use will increase by 12 million barrels from 2018. That’s bad news for any return to $75-$100 US oil prices. Interestingly the study shows modest growth in most sources of energy by 2040 except oil and coal. Coal will provide 21.5 per cent of global energy, down five points. Natural gas climbs 3.7 points to 25.6 per cent. Renewables – wind and solar energy – move from 1.9 per cent of global energy to 6.5 per cent. The study clearly shows oil as a source of energy, let alone use for plastics and chemicals, will be around for a long time. Those advocates of the environment wanting to deny movement of oil from Canada to other markets to resolve climate change issues are short-sighted and unrealistic. While growing oil production in Canada will present obstacles to our national goals for reduced greenhouse gas emissions, oil exports will help reduce reliance on heavi-

er-emitting coal energy in Asia, thus impacting global emissions. The anti-oil advocates are short-sighted for not taking the world emissions picture into account. They would penalize oil-producing provinces for assisting global emissions reduction. Even Saudi Arabia, which is selling shares in ARAMCO, the national oil production/exploration company, admits to declining use of oil over time. The ARMCO public filings acknowledge reduced oil demand, yet the low-cost Saudi oil will keep ARAMCO profitable when others are not. According to that IPO filling Saudi oil can be produced for $25 US a barrel, compared with $75 for Canadian oilsands and $45 for U.S. tight oil. Canadian oil is already a high cost energy source. Why make it cost more by forcing unsafe rail transportation to market? Ron Walter can be reached at The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.

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Milkman’s Sons playing the first cabaret hosted by Eagles Club Larissa Kurz The Eagles Club of Moose Jaw is branching out and hosting their very first cabaret on Nov. 30, and they’ve brought in a popular band to hopefully get the crowd moving. Aside from the annual New Year’s Eve party and the occasional jam session, the Eagles Club hasn’t thrown a party like this before and they’re hoping it goes well. The evening will feature the talent of The Milkman’s Sons, as well as a ticket bar for drinks. The Milkman’s Sons are one of the top cover bands rocking in Saskatchewan, and they promise a good show full of rock and country hits that audiences will recognize. The group has played in Moose Jaw a number of times over the years — including the Tournament of Hearts, Mosiac Mine Rescue Gala, and The Red Hat Society Gala — although this will be their first public performance in about three years. “We’re really looking forward to it as we have so many fans [and] friends in Moose Jaw. We have been looking to play an event here for a long time,” said Ken Kup-

(supplied) chyk, band leader and singer. “[It] should be an awesome party.” The Eagles lounge is always open, but club members thought planning a special event like a cabaret might generate some more interest in the club from the community, and the signs seemed to point towards The Milkman’s Sons.

“There were some members in the club said they heard them and said they were pretty good,” said Brian Schoffer, trust member with the Eagles. “And so that’s why we [booked them for this].” The club hopes to see some good turnout for the cabaret, to help raise some funds to keep their doors open. If it goes well, Schoffer thinks the club would be open to hosting more in the future. “We’ll see how this one goes over, whether we make any money to keep the club running,” said Schoffer. “All these different organizations are just on the verge of tipping one way or the other, so we thought we’d try a little bit of something here and there.” Advance tickets for the Fall Cabaret are $10 each, available at the Eagles Club either by calling 1 (306) 6931496 or stopping in on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. or weekends from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tickets will also be available at the door on the night of the show, although the price goes up to $15 — so, Schoffer recommends getting them quickly, as they club has already sold about half of their available tickets.

REFLECTIVE MOMENTS Where will we move to stay in Canada?

As someone who has always been completely devoted to Canada and our home and native land, I find it disturbing and downright frightful to hear the growing talk about separation. Years ago we watched with crossed fingers and bated breath on the night of the Joyce Walter Quebec referendum, and For Moose Jaw Express cheered when the separatists were defeated, meaning Quebec would say in the confederation, even with certain rights not enjoyed by other provinces. This latest rumble from our neighbour to the west is striking closer to home and there’s a fair bit of trepidation as a result of the ground swell of apparent support for the idea of Wexit (Western-Exit) from Canada. As the rumbles grow louder, our own premier seems to be tagging along like a lapdog to the leadership of Alberta’s premier. I don’t recall Scott Moe’s leadership campaign saying he would take Saskatchewan out of Canada so perhaps he’s just biding his time to come out in favour of staying where we belong. One can only hope. Meanwhile, one night I broached the subject of where

our household would move so we could remain in Canada should this Wexit craze actually encompass Saskatchewan and prove successful. We agreed Canada is the place for us so I began thinking about where we might live as continued Canadians. Our friends in Manitoba would likely welcome us with open arms and it wouldn’t be much different from Saskatchewan — a couple of major cities each, some smaller cities all with their own personalities, lots of parks and woodlands, a few casinos, some excellent museums, and weather patterns that are harsh in winter but acceptable in the other seasons. Victoria would get a few extra points simply based on the climate in that historic city with high tea at The Empress, whale watching tours, walks along the ocean, fields of tulips and daffodils, horse-drawn carriage tours, double decker buses, and seafood at seaside restaurants. Deduct a point for the ferry ride access. Other points in British Columbia have special appeal, including all those road-side fruit markets and peaches and cherries picked directly from the trees. The Northern Territories hold the unique opportunity to view endless Northern Lights and the longevity of the midnight sun, dog sledding and wildlife but those dark days of winter, plus frigid temperatures mean some demerit points for relocation.

Ontario is a vast land of lakes, rocks, trees, huge cities, wonderful smaller cities, interesting towns and villages and so many places to visit and enjoy. Plus we have numerous friends in the province and Ottawa is the seat of Canadian government. Demerit points, however, for the 401 Highway, and Premier Doug Ford. Off to the Maritime provinces where again the summers are beautiful, entertainment is boundless, seafood is spectacular, the people never met a stranger and being there is almost like being at home. But the winters and that Confederation Bridge might be enough to make us take a second look at Victoria. Newfoundland and Labrador offers a laid-back lifestyle, multitudes of kitchen parties, codfish with dressing/stuffing on chips, Newfoundland dogs, icebergs, puffins and church structures that wow the soul. Again, winter driving there is something I would like to avoid. Soooo, where does that leave us? Victoria in winter and maybe the Maritimes in summer. But first choice of them all — right here in Saskatchewan where I hope calm heads will prevail so we won’t have to move elsewhere to maintain our Canadian citizenship. Joyce Walter can be reached at The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.




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Archival letters helped author write complete book on Caronport airbase Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Growing up in Caronport and playing near the former airbase’s historic buildings instilled a desire in Joel From to write a book about the base’s interesting — but short-lived — life. From grew up in Caronport in the 1960s and became familiar with the base’s structures since his father helped maintain and operate the buildings, while he himself helped repair them and played hockey in an arena erected in one of the hangars. He became interested in the buildings’ history and the thinking that went into their design, especially as the structures began to slowly disappear. “In 2009, as I was watching them dismantle our large hangar, it occurred to me that although I knew the buildings, I knew very little about what happened here during the war (and) the story behind this base,” he explained. “And because the college moved here after the war, there’s no one around (who knows anything). Even the oldest people have no idea what went on here during the war. “So it’s a big black hole in our history,” he laughed. Thus began a 10-year journey to chronicle what happened at the No. 33 Royal Air Force base, which trained pilots on 81 hectares (200 acres) of land that had been expropriated from bankrupt farmers in the late 1930s. During the base’s short existence — it operated from January 1942 to January 1944 — it turned out 1,837 graduates. Based on interviews, published sourc-

es and research in Canada and overseas, From has written In Plain Site: A Biography of the RAF Airbase at Caron, Saskatchewan, which focuses on the complete lifespan of the training centre. Since he recorded every name he came across during his research, From ended up with an 84-page document listing those names, which can be found on the book’s website at The book can be purchased online or from the Western Development Museum. The book provides a comprehensive look at Caron’s selection and development, the air training operations, a big focus on the after-hours activities, the struggles of the English personnel to make sense of the Canadian prairies, and the hundreds of civilian contractors from British Columbia who operated the base for 18 months. The book likely wouldn’t have been as comprehensive if From hadn’t learned about a trove of letters written by one of the base’s clerks. From — a professor at Briercrest College — was conducting research when a colleague told him about a cache of letters in the Saskatchewan Archives written by Vernon Peters, who worked at the base for 18 months. The letters had somehow made their way to New Jersey before the Saskatchewan Archives learned about them and acquired them. “When I read those letters, they’re beautifully composed and extremely detailed about the after-hours activities,” said From. “I thought, ‘Well, maybe this could 19115BS0 19115BS1

Joel From is a professor at Briercrest College and recently finished a book about the complete history of the Caronport airbase. Photo courtesy Joel From become something more than just a little bit about air force buildings … .’ The availability of those letters made it possible to do something more broadly.” Peters wrote more than 100 letters to his new bride, Vera, who was still living in England at the time. Some of the letters were three pages typed, describing in rich detail the “vivacious” after-hours social life of base personnel and the sports they played. Peters worked at the base from January 1942 to June 1943. From discovered the airmen participated in 16 sports in Moose Jaw which, in the 1940s, was the most British city in Western Canada. The airmen likely fit into the

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One in every eight farmers feels burned out by job demands By Ron Walter - For Agri-Mart Express


EXPRESS For some city dwellers farming is considered a lucrative, somewhat leisurely and coveted lifestyle but a mental health survey of farmers indicates otherwise. The online survey of 1,100 Canadian farmers showed one in eight farmers feels burned out by the occupation and the demands of needing to be an expert in management, sales and marketing, as well as animal care and crop production. Two per cent of survey participants feel disengaged while one in five feels over-extended by emotional exhaustion. One in four feels ineffective while only 41 per cent feel engaged and comfortable with their livelihood. Farmers start out engaged then become ineffective, over-extended, disengaged and eventually burned out. The survey in 2015-2016 by researcher Andria Jones-Britton from the University of Guelph points to farmer risk of developing mental health conditions and chron-

ic diseases. Burnout has links to diseases such as diabetes, respiratory disease and gastro-intestinal disease. Mental health impacts from burnout include depression and insomnia. Jones-Britton says burnout is associated with lower efficiency on the job, declining job satisfaction and lower productivity. Not all farmers experienced issues, with those volunteering or in sports or faith groups feeling better. Couples with good communications worked well together and made life concerns easier to bear. Jones-Britton believes more farm help to lessen work pressures would help but shortages of labour and high turnover prevent that option. Better social supports will help improve mental health among farmers. She has lobbied extensively, including with Parliament, for a national farm mental health strategy. Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@

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Moose Jaw artist Jean Crozier normally creates paintings of landscapes and animals, but she thought she would create something more abstract to showcase at this year’s community art show. Crozier is one of 16 artists to display her works at the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery (MJAGM) as part of the Moose Jaw Art Guild’s 52nd annual art show and exhibition. The launch of the exhibition — which runs from Nov. 14 to Jan. 5, 2020 — was held at the art gallery on Nov. 14. Artists could respond creatively to this year’s theme of reflections by using different media and approaches to create their works. “I just had an idea (for a picture) of sort of like a cobweb, but to have these (images of) shards of glass and make it look more like stained-glass,” Crozier explained. She also wanted another image in the middle but was unsure what to put. Her grandson suggested a sun, so she made one out of matte medium with tissue paper painted gold. The rest of the artwork was made of watercolour and acrylic on Bristol board. It took four days for Crozier to create the art piece, spending two hours each day putting it together. She had so much fun working on it, she said, that she simply kept going until it was finished. This was her fifth time submitting artwork for the art show. “I just find it so satisfying to put down something you’re thinking of and then to paint it and create something different with it,” Crozier said. “It is something really different. I’m pleased with it. It’s colourful and those actually are my favourite colours (blue, purple and green).”

Beth Crabb explains how she made her artwork, a basket created using reed weaving with wire, beads and seagrass, and given the title Metaphor for Life. Photo by Jason G. Antonio

Jean Crozier speaks about the piece she created, called Stain Glass Web, which used watercolour, acrylic and tissue paper on matte medium with Bristol board. Photo by Jason G. Antonio Karen Walpole, president of the art guild, had not seen all the artwork before the exhibition opened, but noted she was always excited to see what the group’s artists put together since they are talented individuals; some of them have been with the group for 30 years. “I believe there’s an artist in every one of us, to some extent,” she said. “Some people say it’s hard to know what art is, but art is in fashion; art is in the way cars are designed. It’s in everything we do. It’s part of our culture.” One artwork on display was a basket made using reed weaving with wire, beads and seagrass and entitled Metaphor for Life. Creator Beth Crabb explained that she purposely put into the basket “wounds” to reflect the wounds people have in their lives. Those wounds are then patched together using wire and beads to indicate who or what helped people heal. Other beads on the basket indicate something “wondrous” has happened in life, such as a graduation. “I could have done a painting showing a pretty reflection — nothing wrong with that — but I thought since I weave as well as paint, I thought I would try and interpret (the theme) in a slightly different manner, like a reflection on life,” said Crabb. Crabb has been weaving for more than 27 years and has been a member of the art guild for over 20 years. It took her several days to make this particular basket. Since she also teaches weaving, she pointed out what she created for the show is beyond the beginner level. The Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery is open Tuesday to Sunday each week from 12noon to 5 p.m.

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Moose Jaw the 32nd most violent Canadian community, says Maclean’s report Moose Jaw is one of Canada’s most violent cities, according to a new study released by Maclean’s magazine, although the municipality’s ranking changes based on the type of crime. The annual report ranked 237 communities according to the Crime Severity Index (CSI), a Statistics Canada measure of all police-reported crime that considers the volume and seriousness of offences. The 2018 data, the most current available, was released July 23, 2019. Amid a two-per-cent increase in crime reported across the country, the magazine’s latest ranking of Canada’s hottest crime spots shows many of the same communities are struggling to reduce their crime rates. North Battleford remained in first place overall with the highest CSI, while for the fourth year in a row, Thompson, Man., had highest rate of violent crimes. Saskatchewan rankings The following Saskatchewan communities earned a spot on Maclean’s list for having the highest Crime Severity Index: • North Battleford, rank No. 1: CSI score of 385 • Prince Albert and area, No. 6: 238 • Lloydminster, No. 12: 166 • Yorkton, No. 17: 151

By Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express • Saskatoon, No. 23: 133 a rank of 58th place. • Regina and area: No. 24: 132 There were 43 sexual assaults, making • Moose Jaw, No. 32: 121 the rate per 100,000 people at 122.67 — • Weyburn, No. 63: 93 an increase — compared to the national • Estevan, No. 74: 87 average of 75.89, placing the community • Swift Current, No. 83: 83 39th in Canada. • Chestermere, No. 127: 65 There were four firearms offences last • Langham and Warman, No. 223: 28 year, giving the municipality a rate per CSI provides weights to the different 100,000 people at 11.41 — an increase crimes. The more serious the crime, the — compared to the average of 7.58, placgreater it is weighed or ranked. This com- ing Moose Jaw 32nd overall. munity’s CSI ranking has increased since Thefts and property crime 2013, when it was 98, putting it 41st in There were 13 robberies, making Moose Canada at that time. Jaw’s per 100,000 population at 37.09 — Moose Jaw statistics a decrease — compared to the national Moose Jaw’s violent crime severity index average of 60.58, placing the community ranking is 100, placing it 52nd overall. in 87th position. This community’s violent CSI — which Moose Jaw saw 244 break and enter inincreased from 45 in 2013 — reflects in- cidents, giving the community a rate per creases in robberies, assaults and other 100,000 people at 696.11 — an increase crimes against the person. — compared to the average of 431.24, Homicide, assaults and bodily harm placing us 37th countrywide. With Moose Jaw seeing two homicide There were 253 incidents of fraud, makincidents, the municipality’s rate per ing the community’s rate per 100,000 100,000 population is 5.71 — an increase population at 721.78 — an increase — compared to the national average of — compared to the national average of 1.76, ranking us in 19th position. 349.2, placing Moose Jaw 22nd. There were 214 assaults, making the Drug offences community’s rate per 100,000 people at There were 118 incidents of impaired 610.52 — a decrease — compared to the driving, making Moose Jaw’s rate per average of 457.01, giving the community 100,000 people at 336.64 — a decrease

— compared the average of 190.49, placing us in 50th position. Before the legalization of marijuana, there were eight incidents of cannabis trafficking or production, making Moose Jaw’s rate per 100,000 people 22.82 — an increase — compared to the Canadian average of 22.5, giving the community a rank of 37th position. There were four incidents of cocaine trafficking or production last year, making the community’s rate per 100,000 people 11.41 — a decrease — compared to the national average of 20.03, placing Moose Jaw 137th nationwide. Moose Jaw saw nine incidents of trafficking or production of other controlled drugs, making the municipality’s rate per 100,000 people 25.68 — a decrease — compared to the Canadian average of 31.58, placing the community 86th countrywide. Youth crime There were 20 incidents of youth crime, making Moose Jaw’s rate per 100,000 people 57.06 — a decrease — compared to the national average of 13.01, placing the community 16th overall. More information can be found at www.

Hmm… Sauerkraut or Coffee? by Dr. Steven Heidinger, Moose Jaw Chiropractor

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If sauerkraut is not your thing, if you are not much into other fermented foods and if you don’t appreciate yoghurt, I bet you there is something that you like that may improve the health of your gut bacteria. How about coffee? While research is a bit light, there appears to be an association between coffee drinkers and healthy gut bacteria. The researchers compared the levels of good and bad bacteria in the guts of high coffee consumers vs low coffee consumers. Apparently, those who drank more coffee had a better ratio of good to bad bacteria. One particular population of bad bacteria they investigated in this study was one that was associated with metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome represents high blood pressure, high triglycerides, elevated blood sugar, reduced insulin sensitivity and increased abdominal fat. Metabolic syndrome increases the risk of obesity, heart disease, diabetes and stroke. Those in this study who drank the most coffee had less of these bad bacteria. These coffee drinkers’ ratio of good to bad bacteria was higher, meaning the amounts of good bacteria was greater. Healthy gut flora is not only associated with healthier digestion and a better cardiovascular system, but also a stronger immune system and a healthier brain. While researchers can only speculate as to the positive association between coffee and gut flora, the relationship may be due to health-promoting polyphenols found in many coffee products. It is known that these polyphenols have anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and anti-diabetic properties. I will defend coffee tooth and nail until I die! Yes, I like…strike that…I love my coffee. From coffee shops or from my home brew, I enjoy my daily double cream, no sugar. The longer I live, the more research I come across that tells me I may live longer because I drink coffee. Cheers! 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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Nature Society shares bird feeder tricks with hands-on workshop Larissa Kurz

An enthusiastic group gathered on a chilly Sunday afternoon to learn a few tricks from the Moose Jaw Nature Society’s past president, Kimberly Epp, about feeding birds in the winter. Moose Jaw sees a number of different species of birds that stay through the winter, and they could all use some help getting enough food to survive the cold months. “In the winter, a little bird like a chickadee has to feed near constantly in the cold weather, to help them to sur-

Slathering bagels with peanut butter and pressing them into birdseed was an easy to make a handy bird feeder.

vive,” said Epp. “[Hanging feeders] actually helps birds survive in the winter, and urban birds actually have a higher survival rate than ever because more people are feeding birds.” Down in Wakamow Valley, birds such as chickadees, redcaps, finches, nuthatches and even blue jays frequent the Nature Society’s feeder — as well as squirrels, of course. American robins are even wintering here more often. Epp, along with a handful of other members of the Nature Society, brought all of the supplies to put together a few different types of winter birdfeeders to hang down in Wakamow Valley. The easiest to make were the pinecones and bagels slathered in peanut butter and birdseed, with a string to hang from a tree. The more complicated feeders involved hollowed out pumpkins or gourds, filled with a suet mixture that of- These two are cleaning out small gourds to fill with a fered a ton of different nutrients — peanut butter, cornsuet mixture. meal, frozen berries, and other nuts and almonds. Epp also offered a few tips on what type of seed best atshops such as this one regularly and encourages the comtracts what type of birds: for those looking to attract blue munity to come out and take part. The best place to keep jays or nuthatches, Epp recommended filling a feeder with up with the group is on their Facebook page. peanuts, while nyjer seed attracts chickadees and finches. Choosing a mix heavy in black oil sunflower seeds will dissuade sparrows from a feeder, and squirrels will generally avoid safflower seeds. She also handed out a recipe for suet cakes, which are blocks of hardened pork or beef fat mixed with eggshells for calcium, fruit, peanut butter and other ingredients to provide a longer-lasting food source, suitable only for the winter. All birds seem to enjoy suet cakes, especially woodpeckers, said Epp. Epp has been hosting make-your-own winter bird feeder workshops for a few years now, although this year she decided to take the experience one step further. The group spent some time making their feeders, before heading down into Wakamow Valley to hang their cre- All the things you need to make some homemade ations and hand-feed the birds — with pine nuts, as those winter bird feeders are likely already in your home tend to be a popular favourite among the small and flighty. or yard. The Moose Jaw Nature Society plans field trips and work-

Vaping restrictions passed in Saskatchewan, beginning in 2020 Larissa Kurz

Saskatchewan has unanimously passed legislation to regulate vaping and vaping products under the existing tobacco legislation, as defined in The Tobacco Control Act. These amendments include limiting the sale of vaping products and e-cigarette devices to individuals 18 years or older, and prohibiting the display of vaping products where young persons have access. Vaping products will now also follow the same advertising restrictions as to-

bacco products, where they cannot be advertised or promoted in areas where young people may enter. It is now also illegal to use vaping products or e-cigarettes around public buildings, in the same way that use of tobacco products are limited. These restrictions are expected to be in force by early 2020. Beginning now, the Ministry of Health will begin implementing supporting regulations to enforce the restrictions, and new signage prohibiting the use of

vaping products will become available for public buildings, schools, and retail locations. Among the new regulations, no amendments addressed the discontinuation of flavoured vaping products, although Health Minister Jim Reiter noted that the Ministry is continuing to discuss that issue. “Quick passage of this legislation demonstrates how important it is to further protect our youth from vaping,” Reiter said, in a press release. “I want

to thank our partners and health stakeholders for their support for this legislation and look forward to consulting with them again on the regulations and how to best address flavoured vaping products.” These amendments come after Health Canada announced it is monitoring the long-term health risks of vaping, after reports of respiratory illnesses that have been potentially linked to vaping. The new legislation hopes to protect teens from the health risks of vaping, much like tobacco legislation.

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Saskatchewan Agricultural Manufacturing Is Growing MLAs Column

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Warren Michelson, MLA

Saskatchewan’s Growth Plan for the Next Decade of Growth features 20 actions for the 2020s which will work to achieve 30 goals for 2030. Growing our agricultural economy and adding value; increasing Saskatchewan-based processing of agricultural products and marketing products are among the key action items as we move into a new decade. Among our goals for 2030, is increasing crop production to 45 million metric tonnes and livestock cash receipts to $3 billion. Each and every year, Saskatchewan’s agricultural and manufacturing strength is on display at Canadian Western Agribition – the best beef show on the continent and the largest livestock show in Canada is taking place all this week in Regina. Since 1971, Agribition has strived to create and maintain an effective, hospitable and entertaining atmosphere to market our agriculture products and expertise to the world. The event hosts over 1,250 international guests from over 86 countries and showcases our livestock industries, including cattle, bison, alpaca, sheep, horses and stock dogs. Exhibits demonstrate our products and indus-

tries that may be in demand around the world. Agribition isn’t just for farmers. It’s worth the visit just for the rodeo events, shopping, food, Indigenous entertainment and live music. Using live animals and interactive stations, the education program is very effective in teaching urban and rural youth about where the food on their table comes from. The program has taught thousands of school children the important role agriculture plays in the food industry. The Government of Saskatchewan knows that the agriculture industry can continue to grow through the next decade and will thrive even more with the right supports in place. That is why there is a financial commitment to Canadian Western Agribition to support its work with international buyers and developing markets. The province will provide funding up to $100,000 annually (20182023). Agribition’s market development program goals include increasing registered international buyers at the show and conducting outgoing missions to high-value markets. At the same time that Agribition is going on, our province is celebrating Saskatchewan Manufacturing Week (November 25th to 29th). While Manufacturing week recognizes all manufacturing industries in Saskatchewan, we will see the work of some of our successful manufacturers of agricultural equipment on display during Agribition. Nearly 40 per cent of Western Canada’s 11,000 farm and ranch implement manufacturing jobs are based in Saskatchewan. Located in the heart of the Canadian Prairies,

Water/climate change leader speaking to irrigation meeting By Ron Walter - For Agri-Mart Express

One of the foremost AGRIMART researchers EXPRESS on water and climate change is the keynote speaker at the Saskatchewan Irrigation Projects Association (SIPA) conference in Moose Jaw. Dr. John Pomeroy, chair of water resources and climate change at the University of Saskatchewan, will talk to the evening banquet about climate change and the availability of water for irrigation. His research into snow and cold-season hydrology in mountain regions has been described as critical to understanding climate change in colder regions. That work earned him a medal from the Royal Society of Canada this year.

The conference, sponsored by SIPA and the Irrigation Crop Diversification Centre at Outlook, features sessions on water diversification and results of last year’s research by SIPA and ICDC. The Saskatchewan Water Security Agency will discuss management strategy and allocation by water basin. Irrigators will take part in a discussion on extension of crop insurance to other irrigated crops such as soybeans. The farm safety net program, Canadian Agriculture Partnership, will be outlined as it relates to irrigation. Aquatic weed control, Irrigation Act regulations and a proposed levy for irrigators in non-irrigation districts will be discussed in the sessions Dec. 3 and Dec. 4 at the Temple Gardens Mineral Spa.

Saskatchewan is well positioned to meet the needs of the agricultural equipment sector. Saskatchewan’s top-quality farm equipment can be found at work all around the world; from the United States, Australia, Mexico and Western Europe to Eastern Europe, South America, Kazakhstan, the Middle East and Africa. Some of our world-class, innovative products include equipment for: Tillage and rock removal; Spraying and fertilizing; Livestock and forage; Zero- and minimum-tillage seeding; and Grain handling, storage and transportation. We have agricultural manufacturers right in our local area. Doepker Industries manufactures grain handling equipment while, just down the road at Mortlach, Haukaas Manufacturing serves our agricultural industries with bale handling equipment and power lift doors. You would find both of these companies displaying their products at Agribition. Manufacturing plays a key role in Saskatchewan, making up 7 per cent of the provincial GDP. Saskatchewan’s agrifood exports were valued at $13.4 billion in 2018. We appreciate the hard work of our manufacturing industries and our agriculture industry. Their innovative practices and products help to feed the world. This is a key part of our government’s Growth Plan for a strong economy, strong communities, strong families and a stronger Saskatchewan.

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Property tax arrears continue a slow climb in Moose Jaw. Arrears at the end of September were 1.85 per cent more than a year ago. A city finance report shows property tax arrears of $1.315 million at September 30, compared with $1.291 million last year. Arrears have increased 54 per cent from $854,000 since 2017. Tax arrears under payment plans increased to $144,000 from $100,000 in the last year. Arrears amount to almost 16 per cent of total taxes still receivable, up from 11 per cent in 2017.

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From The Kitchen

M a n y u s e s p o s s i b l e fo r f i zz i n g b eve r a g e By Joyce Walter For Moose Jaw Express

There has been a large bottle of Pepsi sitting in our fridge, taking up space and not being consumed by guests or occupants. If not being used as a beverage, the contents of the bottle may be used in a variety of desserts or main courses. ••• Pepsi Cookies 3/4 cup white sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 cup butter, softened 3-4 tbsps. Pepsi 3/4 tsp. vanilla 3 eggs, beaten 1 1/2 tsps. baking soda 1 1/2 cups mint-flavoured chocolate chips 1 1/2 cups rolled oats 3 cups all-purpose flour Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cream sugars and butter. Add Pepsi, vanilla and eggs. Mix in soda, oats and chocolate chips. Add flour and mix well. Drop dough onto prepared baking sheet. Bake 10-15 minutes until lightly brown. Cool on racks. ••• Pepsi Chicken 6-8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs

2 1/2 cups chopped carrots 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms 2/3 cup dried cherries or cranberries 1 tsp. paprika 1 tsp. seasoning salt 1/4 cup honey 1/2 tsp. sage 12 oz. Pepsi 1 1/2 pints chicken broth Place chicken pieces, broth, paprika, salt, cherries and sage in a large pot and simmer for 10 minutes. Add carrots and mushrooms. Cover and simmer 25 minutes. Add honey, stir and bring to a boil then simmer for 15 minutes, uncovered. Break chicken pieces up slightly. Add Pepsi and simmer 10-15 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving with rice. ••• Pepsi Cake 3 tbsps. cocoa 1 cup Pepsi 1 cup butter 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 tsp. salt 2 eggs, lightly beaten

1 tsp. vanilla 1/2 cup buttermilk or sour milk 1 tsp. baking soda Icing: 1/2 cup butter 3 tbsps. cocoa 6 tbsps. Pepsi 1 lb. icing sugar 1 tsp. vanilla Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place cocoa, Pepsi and butter in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Turn off heat but leave mixture on cooling burner In a large bowl combine sugar, flour and salt. Pour boiling Pepsi mixture over the flour and with mixer on low, beat until very smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in buttermilk and soda by hand. Pour into a greased 9x13 inch pan. Bake 35-45 minutes or until tester comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool slightly on rack. For the icing, bring butter, cocoa and Pepsi to a boil. Remove from heat and add icing sugar and beat until smooth. Add vanilla. Pour over warm cake. Let set before cutting. Joyce Walter can be reached at

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Technology has changed so much over the years that such disruptions will happen more quickly in the future regardless of whether society is ready, says a motivational speaker. There will be more changes in the next 15 years than there were in the last 100 years, explained Doug Griffiths. For example, the Wright Brothers’ first flight occurred in 1903, while it then took another 66 years for mankind to reach the moon. Furthermore, the first cellphone shown in a movie was in the 1987 flick Lethal Weapon, but since then, such technology has morphed from flip phones to iPhones with more power than the 1969 space mission. Computers have also evolved since they first appeared in the 1940s, Griffiths told about 40 businesspeople during a chamber of commerce luncheon at Grant Hall on Nov. 5. The first computer was the size of a gym and could only add numbers. Computers eventually changed to desktop computers and then touchscreens. Automotive changes One of the biggest changes, though, has been the creation of vehicles, he continued. In 1900 in New York City, there was only one vehicle on Fifth Avenue while the rest were horse and buggy. Thirteen years later, there was only one horse and buggy on that same street that was now filled with cars. “Individuals resist technology, but society accepts it quickly,” he said. Human-driven vehicles as the main mode of transportation will also likely cease to exist in 15 years, Griffiths predicted. Autonomous vehicles are becoming more advanced each year. In 10 years’ time, 35 per cent of all vehicles will be autonomous, while in 15 years’ time, that number will climb to 85 per cent. “Technology creates problems and then technology solves problems,” he said. “You can’t undo it. It’s not going away.” It will cost pennies per kilometre for an autonomous vehicle to operate, compared to a combustion-engine vehicle that costs $10,000 per year to maintain and sits around 95 per cent of the time, Griffiths continuedThese autonomous vehicles will cause major disruptions to societies and governments, he said. If there are only autonomous vehicles, will there be a need for driveways and garages? Parking? Roads?

Motivational speaker Doug Griffiths talks about how societal and technological changes will transform communities in the next 15 years. Photo by Jason G. Antonio Gas stations? Overpasses and freeways? Traffic lights and signs? Buses, subways and LRTs? Some communities in the next 15 years will say no to any vehicle that isn’t autonomous. Economic changes Business is also changing, he pointed out. Uber is the world’s biggest taxi company and owns no vehicles. AirBnB is the largest hotel service and owns no buildings. Other businesses that have caused disruptions include WeChat, Alibaba, Facebook, BitCoin, Netflix and Apple. Meanwhile, businesses that refused to change — and that died — include Blockbuster, RCA, Kodak, Sears, Xerox, Polaroid, and MySpace. Autonomous doctors will soon be a mainstay in clinics, while education will also experience major disruptions, he continued. A student entering school today to be an engineer will be unqualified in four years since the technological change will have quadrupled. Google is working on eye contacts that connect to your phone. This will eliminate the need to look at your phone when following a map; it will simply be projected through the contacts. Millennials and Generation Z kids will adopt it quickly. Demographic changes Technology has also changed the economy and how businesses operate, Griffiths said. Online shopping is killing downtowns, but online businesses such as Amazon know they can’t compete with quality, selection, service, experience and

Province experiences 15th consecutive formonth of job growth Moose Jaw Express The province continues to add jobs. According to Statistics Canada, Saskatchewan’s unemployment rate is down from last year and from last month. In October 2019, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.1 per cent, down from 6.1 per cent a year earlier and down from 5.3 per cent in September 2019. The national average was 5.5 per cent. This marks the 15th consecutive month of job growth in Saskatchewan. Year-overyear employment has gone up by 11,100 more jobs, an increase of 1.9 per cent. Female employment increased by 5,700

(+2.2 per cent) and off-reserve Aboriginal employment increased by 4,400 (+9.5 per cent). “Saskatchewan continues to experience one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country and below the national average, despite external headwinds,” Immigration and Career Training Minister Jeremy Harrison said in a press release. “Our government is committed to ensuring Saskatchewan remains the best place in Canada to live, work and raise a family. A growing Saskatchewan is a strong Saskatchewan.”

atmosphere. Younger generations will be driven by these latter qualities than simply price. Demographic changes mean there are more women in the workforce and more minorities. This will lead to more variety of opinions on boards, Griffiths said. Many seniors will retire in the next decade but will want to work part-time. Businesses should see these people as semi-retirees and not seniors since they are important economic drivers.

Businesses should also encourage young people to co-lead immediately, he continued. Senior leaders have experience, but they don’t know how to use new technology as easily as youths. “The next generations … are not interested in titles. They don’t care, they don’t care,” Griffiths said. Instead, Millennials care about ideas, places where they can be creative, and good social spaces such as coffee shops and yoga studios. They also value organizations that help others, don’t compete against one another and support their families. “Quality matters to them. They won’t sacrifice their entire lives for one company,,” he continued. Values changes also leads to societal changes. Young people want communities that are more open and personal than the subdivisions of today. “Subdivisions are dead,” Griffiths said. “The next generations don’t want threecar garages and no place to walk and no place to recreate and no place to socialize. They want to live in neighbourhoods, not subdivisions. My recommendation is start with your downtown and make it a place where people live and socialize … . “Change is coming. I hope you’re ready.”

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City Hall Council Notes Burrowing owl steals the show during council’s budget talks Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Peanut the burrowing owl was so excited to be at city council that, while his handler was speaking, the bird dropped a nuclear feces payload all over the floor. The burrowing owl perched on the arm of Lori Johnson, owl co-ordinator for the Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre, for most of her presentation on Nov. 18 to council during a special budget meeting for all third-party groups that receive municipal funding. The bird’s head swivelled regularly on its shoulders, while it fluttered its wings several times before eventually making a deposit on the carpet near the podium, generating chuckles from people in the room. Third-party funding These third-party groups want funding from council in 2020: • Moose Jaw Police Service: Operating funding of $10,129,563 and capital funding of $67,500 • Moose Jaw Public Library: $1,192,223 • Tourism Moose Jaw: $92,976 • Canada Day committee: $2,583 • Festival of Words: $7,867 • Murals of Moose Jaw: $13,300 • Cultural centre: Program funding of $160,569 • Art museum: $137,496 • Moose Jaw Airport Authority: $148,795 • Moose Jaw Humane Society: $22,989 • Wakamow Valley Authority: $329,610 • Moose Jaw and District Seniors: $25,500 • Multicultural council: $2,040

• Moose Jaw River Watershed Stewards: $10,000 • Cosmo Senior Citizens Association: $32,658 Giving two hoots “I have the most wonderful job because I get to work with these amazing little creatures,” Johnson said. “I get to do an outreach program and education program to spread the word on these little guys to future generations and wildlife enthusiasts … from all over.” There used to be several burrowing owl nesting sites around Moose Jaw, she continued. The birds were listed as an endangered species in 1995, so partnerships were formed to save the birds and their natural habitat. Now, the interpretive centre is fortunate to have several pairs of burrowing owls to augment the organization’s educational programs. “These guys help us make a vital connection to the community at large,” said Johnson. The centre is open to the public from May to September and sees about 4,000 to 6,000 people visit during this season. The second outreach program runs from September to April and focuses on going to schools, seniors’ homes and nature groups; about 6,000 to 8,000 people are visited. The organization also takes the birds out of town to teach people in other communities about them. Another part of the centre’s work is breeding, both for having birds to imprint for educational programs and also to release into the wild. Having these programs is important since it’s vital to teach youths and residents about the burrowing owls so

people know and care about them, Johnson added. The interpretive centre has nine burrowing owls in its care, three of which — including Peanut — have been hand-raised for educational programs, she told Coun. Crystal Froese. The remaining owls are considered the wild group of animals. All the owls will spend the rest of their natural lives at the centre as part of the captive population, usually because they were injured in the wild or were part of the breeding program and are now retired, she continued. Over the years, many birds have also come to Moose Jaw from a recovery group in Manitoba. “Tonight, maybe this hasn’t been stressed enough, but that’s the whole point of us talking about the budgets. It’s not just a line item. We’re here to build a community,” said Mayor Fraser Tolmie. It’s not all about roads, water pipes, sewer lines or other infrastructure, he continued, it’s also about building a healthy community and showing off the many amenities in Moose Jaw such as YaraCentre and the Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre. Coun. Chris Warren pointed out there used to be a sign near the Sunningdale area that warned residents about owls there. Johnson replied that that area is historically where pairs of owls nested before that neighbourhood was created. She thought the last sighting of burrowing owls there was 2000; the last sighting of wild burrowing owls within city limit was 2007. The next special budget meeting is Wednesday, Nov. 27.

Tourism hopes future Canada Days as successful as 2019 Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

When the municipality’s Canada Day committee disbanded in 2017, Tourism Moose Jaw saw an opportunity to create another tourist event that would show

how well Moose Jaw shines. The organization took over the planning of the event and created an in-house committee composed of several members


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from the community, explained executive director Jacki L’Heureux-Mason. This ensured no provincial or federal funding would be lost that could support the festivities. The Kinsmen Club came on board to help support the July 1 event, and by working with the club and Moose Jaw businesses, Tourism Moose Jaw was able to focus its efforts in creating an “old school” hands-on day featuring different community groups such as gymnastics and judo, L’Heureux-Mason told city council on Nov. 18 during a special budget discussion meeting. More money was added to make the fireworks memorable, while more than 3,000 people — a conservative number, she pointed out — came out to celebrate Canada’s 152nd birthday. “Canada Day 2019 was an incredible success. We hope 2020 is the same,” L’Heureux-Mason said. The main expenses for Canada Day were programming ($4,900), miscellaneous ($1,900) such as advertising, marketing, printing, and administrative work, and fireworks ($10,500). In the future, L’Heureux-Mason wants to acquire a larger grant from the federal government and decrease the stipend that city council provides. For next year the Canada Day committee is asking for $2,484 in funding from city council. Other challenges Tourism Moose Jaw faces with Canada Day include maintaining consistent committee members, not becoming “same old, same old” in the activities offered, funding, ensuring there is a major sponsor, and having enough volunteers. Tourism Moose Jaw Tourism Moose Jaw itself is asking for a municipal grant of $92,976 as part of its 2020 operating budget. Its overall revenues and expenses are expected to be $379,076. This year it received $91,152 in munic-

Jacki L’Heureux-Mason, executive director of Tourism Moose Jaw, speaks to city council during a special budget discussion meeting. Photo by Jason G. Antonio ipal grants, while its projected revenue is $347,984 and projected expenses are $349,734, for a deficit of $1,750. L’Heureux-Mason gave a brief review of how the 2019 tourism season went, pointing out the moose feud with Norway was positive for the municipality overall; all the attention surrounding Mac the Moose enable the organization to start a seed fund to ensure the statue’s lifelong care. More people came out to Sidewalk Days and Canada Day, while the number of people who took trolley tours increased by 48 per cent this year over 2018 numbers, although there was a decrease last year since the trolley broke down toward the end of the summer. The organization was also the anchor for the successful Canada’s Most Notorious City campaign. “The outlook is very positive,” L’Heureux-Mason said, adding the organization will look to find more partnerships since it’s easier to go far with the support of others. The keys to success in the future will include bringing in more visitors, creating efficient funding models, providing targeted services and providing more products.

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City Hall Council Notes

Library to focus on three goals as it looks to the future Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

The Moose Jaw Public Library is looking to the future and the new ways it can contribute to the education and well-being of the community. To that end, the library intends to focus on three areas in 2020 to help build up the community: the library as a space, lifelong learning, and organizational effectiveness, head librarian Gwen Fisher explained to city council during a special budget meeting on Nov. 18. The police service, the library and 13 other third-party groups made presentations about why council should continue to fund their organizations. Council later voted to send the proposed budgets to a future meeting for further discussion. The Moose Jaw Public Library is asking for $1,192,223 from city council, which represents an increase of 0.16 per cent over this year. In 2019, work was completed to ensure the safety of the location by creating an emergency response plan, reviewing emergency procedures and creating rules of conduct in the building, Fisher said. Next year the focus will be to make the space more welcoming by reviewing and planning budgeted and cost-effective improvements to the Children’s Library. The library will also begin an assessment of the rental spaces in the building and investigate improvements to enhance the experience of the space. Much of the equipment was purchased in 1992 and will be replaced in the coming years. “We believe the library is and continues to be a gem in the community and we are asking questions about how the space might need to be adjusted or evolve to meet fu-

Head librarian Gwen Fisher speaks to city council during a special budget discussion meeting. Photo by Jason G. Antonio ture needs of stakeholders,” she continued. “We’re asking questions about what inspires people about libraries and trying to reinvigorate the foundation of our service.” As part of the focus on lifelong learning, the library would prioritize the development of technology related to learning opportunities, including greater access to Maker equipment, Fisher said. The goal is to have a 3D printer operational by next spring, while other STEAM — science, technology, engineering, arts and math — opportunities would encourage more 21st-century learning. The library already offers kids the chance to use robots, while classes are offered to adults to help them use

smartphones and tablets. Lastly, the library board would complete a strategic planning cycle by taking into consideration the results from the library’s community needs assessment and the municipality’s own strategic plan, Fisher said. Actions to improve organizational effectiveness would be implemented under the direction of the board. Fisher also talked about a new service the library will soon offer and reviewed some of the highlights from the past year. Patrons can look forward to the launch on Dec. 9 of Kanopy, a new on-demand video streaming platform that offers films, documentaries and kids’ programs. It will be accessible inside and outside of the library. Videos can be screened in the building, while patrons can organize their own viewing parties in the community. Attendance of adult programming this year increased by 36 per cent, with more services offered such as role-playing games, language conversation classes and several open houses in the archives. The kids’ program was busy this year, but noticeably so in the summer, said Fisher. When construction began near the building, library officials asked the engineering department to speak to the students about the nearby project. The kids were able to put on hardhats and engineering uniforms, while they also viewed old and new pipes. “It was a resounding success,” she said, adding overall, more than 2,600 youths attended 84 programs, making this time one of the busiest and most successful summers in years.



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City Hall Council Notes From false alarms to public education activities, fire department had busy Q3 Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Sirens emanated regularly at fire halls throughout Moose Jaw from July to September, as the fire department responded to more incidents during this third quarter than last year’s Q3. Firefighters from the Moose Jaw and District Fire Department responded to 270 incidents during those three months, compared to 241 incidents last year and 250 incidents in 2017 during the same time. Separated by incident, the data for the third quarter shows firefighters responded to: • 78 false alarms • 35 fires

• 12 first responder EMS calls • 54 hazmat calls • 54 pieces of malfunctioning equipment • 26 motor vehicle collisions • 1 carbon monoxide call • Three rescues • Seven service calls Within those overall numbers, the fire department responded to the following calls outside of Moose Jaw: • Four motor vehicle collisions • Two vehicle fires • One structure fire • Six grass fires The fire department saved the majority of the structures at which it battled fires

during the third quarter. The department battled fires worth more than $15.8 million in Moose Jaw during the third quarter, managing to save $15.4 million worth of structures. In the rural area, it battled structure fires worth $546,000 and saved $505,000. In comparison, during the third quarter of last year, the department battled $20.5 million worth of fires in Moose Jaw and saved $20.2 million of property. In the rural area, it battled fires worth $2.03 million and saved $2 million worth of property. Battling fires and responding to emergencies are not the only things the fire

department does throughout the year. It also engages in public education activities with students and residents. During the third quarter, it held: •Two public education sessions at schools/pre-schools/daycares • Two adult fire safety classes • Seven public relations events • Six station tours • One presentation to a community group Overall, it reached 1,191 people with these activities, compared to 4,669 people during the same time last year.

More water breaks mean less revenue for water utility coffers Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Less revenue will flow into the municipality’s water utility coffers this year due to higher expenses to repair a record-setting number of water main breaks, according to city hall. There were 35 water main breaks from July 1 to Sept. 30, compared to 21 during the same time last year. Meanwhile, there have been 93 breaks from Jan. 1 to Sept. 30, compared to 68 during the same time last year. Since there have been 93 water main breaks — with the possibility of more before the end of the year — the municipality will likely incur costs of about $2.2 million to fix them all, explained finance director Brian Acker. “That is very significant compared to what we would be in in a more normal situation,� he told city council during its Nov. 12 regular meeting. “That takes anywhere from $1.2 (million) to $1.5 million away from

the overall profits of that utility. That profit goes to fund our infrastructure ‌ . It’s a bit of a catch-22 situation.â€? A summary of the revenues and expenses from the third quarter, plus the overall financial picture for the City of Moose Jaw, was presented to council during its regular meeting. Council voted 6-1 to receive and file the report; Coun. Brian Swanson was opposed. “I really appreciate the comparisons provided,â€? said Coun. Crystal Froese. “It gives us a birds’ eye view of where we are at through our quarter year and how much work is probably left to be done.â€? Appeals board decisions The third-quarter report showed, for the most part, there is nothing out of the ordinary with the municipality’s finances, Acker said. Yet, there were some areas worth pointing out. A summary of revenues for the third quarter showed the municipality had a surplus of more than $128,000 under the municipal taxation category. However, Acker explained that decisions made by the Development Appeals Board in favour of commercial property assessment appeals means that supposed surplus will be wiped out. Acker didn’t have the full assessment values made by the appeals board but knew the overall losses to the municipality would be $280,000. City council made provision in the 2019 budget to cover property re-evaluations up to $120,000, so council can expect to see a shortfall of $160,000. Other revenues Revenue is down in the fines and penalties category compared to 2018 since SGI is now taking more of the revenues from the automated speed enforcement cameras to cover costs and share with other municipalities. The municipality expects to take in $1.675 million in revenue this year from this category, compared to the $2.28 million received in 2018. Revenue is up in the recreation services department over 2018 since the Yara Centre now forms a part of

the municipality’s revenues. So far the municipality has received $527,186 from the sports complex, while expenses are $525,336. Expenses Total expenditures are up about $3.68 million in the third quarter, with most of that for the police service ($1.1 million in salaries), fire services ($450,000 salaries) and fire services retro pay for the recent four-year salary settlement ($1.715 million). Tax arrears The total amount of property tax arrears has increased since 2017, according to the third-quarter report. Composed of liens and payment plans, total arrears in Q3 totalled $854,822 in 2017, $1.29 million in 2018, and $1.31 million this year. Meanwhile, property tax receivables — composed of current property taxes received and outstanding arrears — totalled $7.6 million in 2017, $8.1 million last year and $8.2 million this year. Other areas • Expenses in the traffic division category were about $200,000 less this third quarter compared to 2018 since the municipality no longer pays any of the costs related to automated speed enforcement. • There has not been any subsidy provided yet to Mosaic Place this year, with the only cost incurred being $168,000 in equipment reserve contributions. • Waterworks distribution costs are roughly $465,000 higher than in 2018, due to increased expenses around distribution main repairs. • Sewage treatment costs were down by about $250,000 in the third quarter compared to 2018. This is due to the elimination of the sludge removal reserve. • The Saskatchewan Municipal Board approved the municipality’s request to maintain its debt limit at $95 million. The City of Moose Jaw can apply at any time in the future if a change is required.

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Convicted tobacco smuggler must pay $176,000 in court fines Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Retirement just became somewhat more difficult for Eugene Rivard, who will have to pay more than $176,000 in court fines after pleading guilty to smuggling loose cigarettes and tobacco. Rivard, 74, appeared in Moose Jaw provincial court on Nov. 21, where he pleaded guilty to unsafe storage of firearms (non-restricted long guns), contravening the Tobacco Tax Act by failing to acquire a licence to manufacture tobacco, and contravening the Excise Tax Act. The Crown stayed four other charges. As part of a joint submission, he received a conditional discharge — he won’t have a criminal record — and 24 months of probation. He will also have to pay $176,884 in fines — $54,196 under the Excise Tax and $122,688 under the Tobacco Tax Act — beginning with an initial payment of $75,000. Rivard — who has no prior criminal record — won’t have to forfeit his firearms, but he won’t get them back immediately and can’t possess any during his probation. He will have to keep the peace, be of good behaviour and appear in court when ordered. Rivard was one of five people initially accused of transporting 618,000 illegal cigarettes and about 31 kilograms (68 pounds) of loose tobacco worth $115,000 after officers with the Moose Jaw Police Service executed a search warrant on March 19. The Crown stayed all the charges against the other four

individuals — Elizabeth Rivard, 69, Paula Rivard, 48, Douglas Ahenakew, 54, and Samuel Peter Crook, 58 — since the joint submission and sentencing was considered a global resolution. “You were involved in a very large enterprise regarding illegal cigarettes (and) trafficking cigarettes in this province,” said Judge Murray Hinds. “You have pled guilty. I see no reason to take issue with that (joint submission).” Case facts Assiniboia RCMP received a tip on Dec. 31, 2018, that Eugene Rivard was trafficking illegal cigarettes, with the cigarettes being kept in a storage unit on Ominica Street West, said Crown prosecutor Rob Parker. Moose Jaw police watched the storage unit on March 18, 2019 and saw Rivard entering and leaving in a suspicious manner, Parker continued. A day later, police saw him attempting to unload boxes from his truck into his storage unit. Police moved in and arrested Eugene, Elizabeth, and Crook and charged them with illegal possession of cigarettes. While the storage unit was locked, officers found more than 227,200 unstamped cigarettes in Rivard’s truck. Possessing these unstamped cigarettes was contrary to section 32 (1) of the Excise Tax Act, Parker explained, since a federal minister had not given Rivard advanced written permission to have them, while a deposit for taxes

had not been provided under the Tobacco Tax Act. Officers executed search warrants on March 20 at the storage unit as well as Rivard’s home in Congress, Sask., located north of Assiniboia. They found 390,200 cigarettes and 68 pounds of loose unmarked tobacco in the storage unit, while police found several firearms at Rivard’s home that were poorly stored. Rivard’s father was of European descent while his mother was a mix of Aboriginal and Metis, explained defence lawyer Matthew Schmeling. Rivard did not intend to sell either the cigarettes or tobacco but planned to have them used at funeral wakes, weddings, powwows and other Aboriginal ceremonies. “I know I was somewhat surprised in the manner of the use of this tobacco. But I understand that as part of those ceremonies, cigarettes are consumed in great quantities,” said Schmeling, adding Rivard owned rifles to hunt birds and game animals. The fines are large, which meant Rivard had to cash in several of his investments, said Schmeling. These fines are “punitive” and are worth more than the cigarettes or tobacco. “This will affect his retirement and his way of life going forward,” he added. Moose Jaw provincial court next meets on Nov. 25.

Self-run bail hearing goes badly for accused facing many charges An attempt to run his own bail hearing did not go as Kyle Reece Mitchell planned, which means he will remain in custody until his next court appearance. Mitchell, 29, refused to accept the help of a defence lawyer when he appeared in Moose Jaw provincial court on Nov. 21. He is facing charges of assault, uttering threats, obstructing a peace officer by resisting arrest, breaking and entering by being unlawfully in a dwelling house, 13 counts of breaching an undertaking, six counts of possession under $5,000, theft of a motor vehicle, impersonating someone else (his brother), possessing an illegal substance (methamphetamine), two counts of theft under $5,000, theft of a credit card and passport, and mischief under $5,000. Crown prosecutor Stephen Yusuff informed Judge Murray Hinds that the responsibility to prove that Mitchell deserved to be given bail was Mitchell himself. “I am aware the onus is on me and I will do my best,” Mitchell said from the prisoner’s box. Arguments “He is piling on a lot of charges. Most of them are not serious, although one is of violence,” Yusuff said. “The fact he keeps getting charges is extremely worrying.” Yusuff was in the courtroom on Nov. 14 when Mitchell was released on another undertaking, he said, adding the judge looked Mitchell in the eyes and told him

Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express he must not come back to court or else He would live with his mother during his probation. face stiffer penalties. “He (Mitchell) said it won’t happen. He Mitchell noted he receives $500 a week took the promise so seriously that he com- from SGI over a car accident from 2012, mitted another offence in four days,” Yu- while he also receives some money from suff continued. “He is either incapable or his grandparents. He told Judge Hinds he unwilling to abide by the conditions the even stopped hanging around the wrong people. court imposed on him.” Mitchell’s criminal record shows he is fa- “Unfortunately, what I’m seeing is a conmiliar with thefts and property offences. tinued offending pattern,” the judge said. However, said Yusuff, one thing in his fa- He remarked that Mitchell was given an vour is some of his criminal charges are opportunity after his release on Nov. 14, dated. Yet, Mitchell has mental health is- but four days later allegedly stole a truck sues, as identified in the bail verification and fraudulently impersonated his brother. report, and is not pursuing the help he Since Mitchell did not satisfy Hinds, the judge denied him bail and adjourned his needs. Due to all these factors, Yusuff said, matters to Nov. 28. He also recommended that Mitchell hire a lawyer to help him. Mitchell should be denied bail. “I’ve been in custody the last three days Alleged incidents and had a lot to think about,” said Mitch- Yusuff reviewed the alleged incidents during the bail hearing: ell. He pointed out that he has video of the The first incident occurred on Oct. 1, when alleged assault at the Travelodge showing Mitchell allegedly walked out of Canadithat he didn’t hit the co-owner, but that the an Tire with a toolbox and tools without owner supposedly came at him. He also paying for them. has an acquired brain injury that hinders Mitchell returned to the store on Oct. 19, where he allegedly attempted to steal a his normal functioning. For the charge of allegedly impersonating camping backpack by concealing it under his brother, Mitchell noted that his brother a bulky fur coat. was in the Yukon but said he could use his Police were called to the Travelodge on Oct. 25 for an alleged disturbance, where ID to purchase a vehicle. “I’m trying to take the necessary steps (to the co-owner claimed Mitchell was yellget help). This came out the wrong way ing and supposedly assaulted the co-own… . I’ve been trying to do my best,” he er. Mitchell also allegedly resisted arrest continued. He wants to get into rehab and when officers arrived. is willing to perform community service. Mitchell entered Rexall Drugs on Oct.

30 and allegedly made off with earbuds and bags of briquettes, all with a value of $2,600. A woman reported to police on Nov. 2 that her credit card, passport and iPhone had allegedly been stolen. Police identified that Mitchell allegedly had the phone since he made six short videos that were uploaded to the woman’s iCloud account. That same day, officers spoke with Mitchell about an alleged break and enter into a dwelling house; they discovered the woman’s items on him at this time, along with the earbuds, a Carhartt jacket and an extension cord. Police arrested Mitchell Nov. 2 for allegedly breaking into a business on Langdon Crescent. At the time, he was wearing an $845 suit from Trino’s Menswear. Officers later visited the store and staff told them Mitchell had acted suspiciously. “He said (to the staff) he needed a suit for a court appearance,” Yusuff said. “There is no evidence he bought the suit.” Mitchell allegedly broke a light in his cell on Nov. 3 while in custody He was released on Nov. 14. On Nov. 18, he impersonated his brother by using his ID to purchase a truck at Prairie Auto Sales. He was supposed to return with his banking information but failed to do so. When police arrested him, they also allegedly found some crystal meth in the truck.

Meth use led to resident’s several failures to attend court Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

An addiction to crystal meth contributed to Brandon Edward Orlean Harris’ failure to appear in court several times, which eventually landed him before a judge to officially resolve his matters. Harris, 22, appeared in Moose Jaw provincial court on Nov. 21, where he pleaded guilty to four charges of failing to attend court and one charge of breaching his curfew. As part of a joint submission, he was fined $50 for each charge, for a total of $250. Since he had been in jail since Nov. 15 — or seven days — he was given time-anda-half credit of 11 days. The Crown stayed three other charges. “These matters are definitely minor versus what we usually see,” said Crown prosecutor Stephen Yusuff. Harris breached an undertaking by failing to obey his curfew order on Feb. 27. He had been ordered previously to remain in his home from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m., however, when

police came to his home they discovered he wasn’t there, Yusuff said. His charges for failing to attend court occurred on May 27, July 29, Sept. 13, and Oct. 7. Harris lives with his father in Moose Jaw, explained Legal Aid lawyer Suzanne Jeanson. He has no job but wants to upgrade his education since he never finished high school. He hasn’t worked in a while since he is injured. “He used crystal meth regularly until three months ago. He has been clean since then,” she continued, adding he wants to attend Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings. He must perform 30 hours of community service based on a previous probation order. Once that is complete, Harris would prefer to work off his fines. Harris told Judge Murray Hinds that he has been clean for three months since he stopped spending time with certain friends, wants to turn around his life, and was attending

NA meetings. “I think you’re going to find you’ve done well to maintain your sobriety today, but you’re going to need some support in the future so you don’t go back to your old ways,” said Hinds. “Changing your friends group is a good idea because going back to the old friends who are using will likely get you back into that.” Hinds noted that most of Harris’ failures to attend court occurred when he used drugs. He hoped Harris sorted out his life, although it sounded as if that was already happening. Hinds accepted the joint submission and gave Harris until April 30 to pay his fines. Although Harris might be impecunious, the judge wanted him to focus on remaining sober and completing his community service. Moose Jaw provincial court next sits on Nov. 25.

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Police want more officers to handle increase in crime, drugs Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

The Moose Jaw Police Service has responded to more incidents lately that have stretched its resources, so its goal for 2020 is to hire two new officers to shoulder the load. Violent crimes, firearms incidents, tactical situations and the increasing prevalence of drugs such as methamphetamines have taxed police resources, while provincial funding for prevention and investigations has been redeployed to traffic safety and other priorities, according to a report from the police service. This redeployment has meant the Moose Jaw Police Service (MJPS) has been unable to direct resources to immediate matters and contributed to higher overtimes rates since officers are brought in to handle initial call responses and to provide tactical and investigative support. In 2018 members were called in 52 times to cover shifts for OT costs of $55,709.23. From Jan. 1 to Aug. 30 of this year, members have been called in 44 times for a total of $46,300. “Much of the crime in Moose Jaw is driven by drugs, gangs and firearms. It’s not unique to us here. It’s the same patterns across the province and the country,” police Chief Rick Bourassa told city council on Nov. 18 during a special budget meeting. The police service, the Moose Jaw Public Library and 13 other third-party groups made presentations about why council should continue to fund their organizations. Council later voted to send the proposed budgets to a

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future meeting for further discussion. As part of its proposed 2020 net operating budget, the MJPS expects its expenditures to be $10,129,563 — excluding anticipated outside revenues of $1,377,599 — which is an increase of $319,916, or 3.26 per cent, from this year. The police service also asked council to redirect $110,000 from the Traffic Safety Reserve to the service; proceeds from the automated speed enforcement program fund this account. The service also wants $67,500 for capital funding, with that to increase by $2,500 annually until 2024, for a total of $355,000. “There as a general change in acceptable behaviour in society, where violence is an acceptable response to issues,” Bourassa continued. MJPS is keeping an eye on that problem and moving resources to respond to it. Last year the MJPS responded to 10,076 calls; 32 violent offences were committed with a firearm and 69 offences were committed with a knife in 2017-18, compared to 11 and 43, respectively, from 2015-17; and police laid 55 charges for meth and 18 charges for cocaine in 2017-18, compared to 10 and eight, respectively, from 2015-17. Moose Jaw has 57 officers on staff, but not every officer is immediately available, said Bourassa. Some are on parental leave, some are sick, some are on training, and there are temporary vacancies. The province is asking specifically for one officer to be added, he continued. This person would likely join the MJPS’s Police and Crisis Team (PACT), which focuses more on calls related to mental health issues.

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Police Chief Rick Bourassa talks about the need for two extra officers and the challenges the police force faces during a special budget meeting on Nov. 18. Photo by Jason G. Antonio From January to July of this year, 252 calls were diverted to PACT from the police; 198 situations were diverted away from the emergency room, and; 31 people were diverted away from police cells. The second officer — an immediate priority officer (IPO) — could be moved to where the need is greatest, Bourassa explained. If a crisis arises, a shift needs to be covered, or help is needed with an investigation, the IPO would be called. This would reduce overtime costs and increase the effectiveness of the force. If approved, this position would be filled by August, the police chief said. It takes about a year to recruit and train an officer; Police College itself is 21 weeks. In 2018 and 2019, the MJPS used most of its funds from its capital budget on a roof repair and replacement, and main floor renovations, said Bourassa. The organization has several projects scheduled for completion from 2020 to 2024, such as an elevator replacement, the relocation of a meeting room to the first floor from the second floor, and upgrades to the firearms range inside the building. The next special budget meeting is Wednesday, Nov. 27.

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The Council of the City of Moose Jaw intends to consider amendments to the City of Moose Jaw Purchasing Policy and The Development Levy Bylaw. The purpose of the amendments is to allow an exemption to the Purchasing Policy to facilitate a commercial agreement for the provision of infrastructure and to provide a Development Levy exemption for the construction of a public utility in the South Industrial Park (SE 27 - 16 - 26 - 2 Ext 2 & 3). Further information may be obtained from the Clerk’s Office, 2nd Floor City Hall, 228 Main Street North. The proposed amendment will be considered at the regular meeting of City Council to be held in Council Chambers, City Hall, at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, December 9, 2019. Any submissions regarding the proposed bylaw amendments must be received by the City Clerk’s Office no later than 10:00 AM, December 9, 2019. DATED at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan this 21st day of November, 2019. Myron Gulka-Tiechko City Clerk

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Library archives a hub of architectural history Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

Anyone looking to check out the history of the many architectural wonders in the Friendly City can get a pretty solid start at the Moose Jaw Public Library archives. The local trove of all that’s historic in in the city hosted a handful of interested patrons during an Architecture in Moose Jaw event on Saturday, Nov. 16, offering a chance to learn about the wealth of information available about buildings and homes in the city. Research technician Stephanie Jeanes hosted the event and walked through some of the items at their disposal. One of the highlights is the mass of blueprints on hand, covering many of the oldest buildings in Moose Jaw. And, as with most local archive treasures, late historian Leith Knight had a major hand in their curation. “The city engineering department was going to get rid of them, but Leith made sure to grab them,” Jeanes said. “They’re old, they’ve been stored rolled up and they’re kind of tricky to get a good look at them, but they’re here and anybody is welcome to come and take a look.” The archive also includes building permits for every

building in the city from 1914 to 1928, giving the opportunity to see when a home was built and by whom. There are also a wealth of newspaper clippings, microfiche, every Henderson Directory made for Moose Jaw dating back to the turn of the century. Then, as one would expect, there are myriad books available, ranging from tomes put together by Bruce Fairman that walk readers through the history of local buildings to a booklet by Gordon Fulton showing how to find your old house in the city. That’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the library archives – and it’s all free for the public to peruse. “People come in for all sorts of different reasons; people use the microfilm and Henderson almost every day and they’re available any time the library is open,” Jeanes said. “We just ask that they make sure there’s a staff member available to assist them if they’re looking for resources in the back. “But there’s lots if interesting stuff here, a lot of great resources here about the history of buildings in the city.”

Moose Jaw public library research technician Stephanie Jeanes shows Ken Dormer one of the many blueprints on hand in the archives.

Recreational complexes were busy places this summer, data shows Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

A majority of the recreation complexes were busy with activity from July to September, which was best highlighted by the number of memberships taken out and the attendance at each centre. Both pools were active during the third quarter of this year, with 32,653 people using the Kinsmen Sportsplex pool for 1,621 hours and 10,008 people using the Phyllis Dewar outdoor pool for 667.50 hours. In comparison, 29,403 and 9,951 people, respectively, used the pools during Q3 in 2018. There were 66 aquatic memberships in use during the third quarter, compared to 13 last year. Overall, 140 memberships have been taken out during the first nine months of the year, compared to 69 in 2018. A report went to city council’s Nov. 12 regular meeting providing details about the activities of every department during the third quarter. Council voted 6-1 to receive and file the document; Coun. Brian

Swanson was opposed. Arenas A total of 251 hours were booked at all three arenas — Bert Hunt, Wally B and Kinsmen — during the third quarter, compared to 158 in Q3 last year. From January to September, a total of 2,329.25 hours had been booked, compared to 2,456.25 last year. A total of 259 recreation passes were sold during the third quarter, composed of onemonth, three-month and 12-month memberships. Year-to-date, that number is 355. Yara Centre With the Yara Centre coming under full management of the parks and recreation department, the use of the building increased, according to the data. The turf hosted 630 football players during the third quarter, 310 soccer players, 170 baseball players, and 625 people with other groups, for a total use of 1,735 users and 112 hours. In comparison, 945

people used the turf during the 2018 third quarter for 68.5 hours. Drop-in attendance also increased for many of the Yara Centre’s programs, such as after school, the gym, 55-plus fitness, turf drop-in, adult track use, senior track use and youths track use. There were 1,375 people who used the building’s services during the third quarter, compared to 1,275 users last year. Total memberships sold at the Yara Centre during Q3 were 231, while 1,068 memberships were sold during the first nine months of this year. Cemeteries Regular casket burials might have increased during the third quarter compared to last year, but cremation burials still remain popular and more people continue to choose this option to bury their loved one. There were 10 regular burials — 42 yearto-date — during the third quarter, compared to seven and 27, respectively, last

year. There were 47 cremation burials — 92 year-to-date — during this year’s third quarter, compared to 54 and 113, respectively, last year. Requests for service The parks department received requests from residents to handle concerns, in areas such as horticulture, green spaces and pruning. Data for the third quarter and year-to-date shows: • Horticultural calls: 73/110 • Calls about green spaces: 29/34 • Pruning: 146/214 In comparison in 2018, Q3 and year-todate showed: • Horticultural calls: 50/80 • Calls about green spaces: 10/22 • Pruning: 84/150

Valley View Transition Team to receive Premier’s Award for Excellence for Moose Jaw Express

The Valley View Centre Transition Team will soon receive a prestigious award. Earlier today, Premier Scott Moe announced the recipients of the Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Public Service for 2019. The Valley View team is among this year’s recipients. Since the government announced the closure of Valley View Centre in Feb. 2012, the transition team has worked to move the facility’s residents into new homes. The last two residents moved into a community home on Sept. 24. “Saskatchewan is privileged to have such passionate and dedicated public servants,” Moe said in press release. “I want to extend my sincere gratitude to the recipients of this award. They have gone above and beyond with their commitment to serving our province and have set a high standard of excellence in all they do.” The Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Public Service was established in 2003. It is awarded in three categories: emerging leader, individual, and teams. Nominations come from the public, stakeholder organizations, clients, and citizens. The selection is made by an independent committee.

The other recipients are: Keysha Jansen, Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (Emerging Leader) Martin Dochylo, Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport (Individual) Michelle Stevenson, Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (Individual) Autism Spectrum Disorder Individualized Funding Team, Ministry of Social Services Crop Walks Team, Ministry of Agriculture Customer Connect Team – Constellation Initiative, SaskEnergy Indigenous Procurement Initiative Team, SaskPower The awards will be handed out at a special event on Nov. 25. PRESENTS

Contest Winners Congratulations to the two winners of the Rocket Man and the Piano Man tickets! Pictured are Devin Lawrence and Marg Kupper. The Elton John/Billy Joel tribute concert will be held at the Cultural Centre on Dec. 8.


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Operation Good Samaritan gives cadets a chance to interact with elders Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

Operation Good Samaritan was in full effect at Mulberry Estates on Saturday afternoon. Why was there a military operation taking place in a local seniors home, you might ask? Well, there were games to be played, like bean bag baseball and cards and board games and everything in between. And you had the 40 Snowbird Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron and a whole host of seniors looking to play those games. That’s where Operation Good Samaritan comes in. Close to a dozen members of the local squadron took part in the event, following up on last year’s visit to Chez Nous that was a wild success. “Citizenship is part of one of the aims of air cadets, to be good citizens, so what better way to learn how to be a good citizen than start in your own city and learn from the elderly people and the elderly people learn from us,” said Lt. Training Officer Athena Cutts. “A lot cadets don’t have grandparents of their own and a lot

40 Snowbird Royal Canadian Air Cadets Sgt. Zarek Sand unleashes a throw during bean bag baseball against the Mulberry Estates Giants. of grandparents don’t have people always visiting them, so this is a great way to touch the community.” Cadets spent the afternoon at Mulberry Estates and played a variety of games while also just visiting with the seniors and sharing stories.

“The seniors really enjoy visiting with the cadets and the cadets love to be in uniform in the community, and it gives them common ground to talk about,” Cutts said. “A lot of seniors have experience in the past with the military so it works out really nicely.”

Flight Sergeant Connor Johnson was one of the cadets taking part and expressed his enthusiasm for the visit. “I think it’s great, one of our cadet core values is community service and that’s one of the things we really thrive on,” Johnson said. “It’s great to be able to do something like this and give back to the community that has given back so much to us. “And especially in events with demographics like this, where they have given so much to us in the past and it’s only right that we give our time back in return. Especially since it’s just our time, not intensive labour or anything.” Sgt. Emma Cherney also took part in the Chez Nous visit and was impressed with the experience. “It’s wonderful for the community and to be able to give back and hear their stories,” she said. “It could even have a benefit for us in the future, and it’s just awesome for learning and getting out of our houses, learning things that most kids don’t get to learn.”

Women who experience a miscarriage can turn to pregnancy centre for support Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Since a miscarriage of a pre-born child can be devastating to potential mothers, the Informed Choices Pregnancy Centre now offers a new perinatal service to support grieving women. The centre is the only organization in Moose Jaw and throughout the area — all the way to Swift Current in fact — to offer this type of support, explained executive director Sara Barr. This service is a peer-supported program, where women who have experienced a perinatal loss — miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death — volunteer to help other women in a similar position. “They can interact with these women because they have these same loss experiences. It’s very special,” Barr added. Barr spoke about the program — and other services — during the annual banquet for Informed Choices Pregnancy Centre, held Nov. 18 at Victory Church. Clients who have used the centre’s various services gave testimonies of their experiences, volunteers spoke about their roles, and Pastor Mike Dueck discussed the importance of a pregnancy centre in a community. Besides the perinatal service, the centre also offers free pregnancy tests and free baby supplies, Barr continued. The centre can make referrals so that, if a woman doesn’t like her current living situation, the organization can help her send an application to Moose Jaw Housing Authority. Women can be referred to Transition House if they are in an abusive relationship, while low-income women can be placed on the Good Food Box program. There is also a 24/7 support line — 1-306-690-8462 — women can call if they are in distress, while the organization is also on Facebook and Instagram. All of these initiatives are meant to help women who

Sara Barr, executive director of Informed Choices Pregnancy Centre, speaks about the services her organization offers during its annual banquet on Nov. 18. Photo courtesy Joanne Virtue

struggle in life. One program to help new mothers is called Earn While You Learn. “We educate a lot of these mothers (who) are in situations (where) they find themselves unexpectedly pregnant and scared,” Barr explained. “So we step in a mothering role and do our best to support them and remove fear and empower them.”

The Earn While You Learn program provides 40 different lessons to expecting and new mothers, such as fetal development, parenting, potty training and car seat safety. As the women spend time at the centre and take the courses, they earn “baby bucks” that can be spent at the centre’s store on brand-new baby supplies. The centre also offers a service called options counselling, which is a confidential and safe place where women can talk about adoption, parenting, or abortion, and the pros and cons of each, in a non-judgmental atmosphere, Barr said. “We are a Christian ministry. However, there is no personal agenda that occurs. It’s a very non-judgmental space,” she added. “We are mainly financially supported by the churches in Moose Jaw. We do our best to show the love of Jesus through our actions — how we love these women (and) how we treat them is most important to us.” Informed Choices Pregnancy Centre also runs a Baby Bottle Campaign at the churches from Mother’s Day to Father’s Day. This is where bottles with donation forms are handed out. People then have a month to raise funds and can stick into the bottle a cheque or coins; the bottle is then returned to the centre. The fall banquet and the bottle campaign are the two main fundraisers that keep the centre afloat throughout the year. The organization supports about 25 women and their families each year, Barr added. While that might not sound like much, the centre journeys with these women for years to help them heal. Visit for more information.

Global protein trade to shift from usual patterns By Ron Walter - For Agri-Mart Express


EXPRESS The decision by China to start accepting Canadian pork and beef again comes as welcome news to producers. Industry estimates the freeze in imports since June has cost producers $100 million. An Alberta Agriculture report on global protein demand indicates reasonable growth in demand with a significant shift in trade movements. “A main driver is the rapid spread of Af-

rican Swine Fever we are seeing in Asia and how this event is going to change traditional protein flows and consumption levels,” said report author Jason Wood. Various estimates conclude that China will lose from 25 per cent to 35 per cent of pork production over the fever. Some estimates claim Chinese shortfall of pork production will exceed total annual global pork exports of 6.1 million tonnes. China has the largest pork herd in the world.

United States Department of Agriculture estimates forecast a decline of 12 per cent in Chinese meat consumption with 22 per cent in pork while Chinese will increase beef use three per cent and chicken consumption by 15 per cent. Wood predicts a 10 per cent reduction in global pork production to 95.2 million tonnes with chicken production passing pork. Three countries with swine fever will lose pork production showing decreases of 25 per cent in China, 16 per cent in the Philippines and six per cent in Viet-

nam. Pork production increases occurring are five per cent in Brazil and the U.S, four per cent in Mexico and three per cent in Russia. Canadian protein production for beef and veal will be steady at about 1.3 million tonnes with pork just over two million tonnes. Chicken production will be about 1.3 million tonnes. Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@

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Sorensen returning to Miller Express, Marriott back as assistant coach Western Canadian Baseball League seeing major changes for 2020 season Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

With the Western Canadian Baseball League seeing major changes for the coming season, the Moose Jaw Miller Express have decided to steer a steady course. The team announced recently that head coach Rich Sorensen will be returning to the team for the 2020 WCBL campaign and will be joined by a familiar face on the sidelines in graduated outfielder Eric Marriott. It’s all about continuity, said Express general manager Cory Olafson, and the Express doing what they can to build on last season. “In this league, continuity with coaching is vital, if you’re hopping around from year to year with new coaches it’s tough to build a recruiting base and things like that,” Olafson explained. “So getting Rich back is nice, we know he’s familiar with the league and the program and everything like that.” That same sentiment applies to Marriott, who spent the last two seasons with the Express and emerged as one of their top all-around players. “He was kind of in my ear on and off all summer about coaching and stuff,” Olafson said with a laugh. “He’s just out of school and needs to cut his teeth in the coaching world, but he knows the game, he’s been a leader on the field for us the last two seasons and is kind of excited to be coming back as an assistant coach and we’re excited to be having him back.” The whole plan will be to build on a team that showed plenty of potential but lost their final six games of the regular season to finish with a 26-30 record and fourth in the WCBL Eastern Division. “We were right there, we were in every ball game and I think last year was a big

Miller Express head coach Rich Sorensen will be back with the team next season

adjustment for all teams with those extra games, playing the expanded schedule was taxing on pitching staffs and no team was different than us,” Olafson said, referring to the WCBL increasing the schedule to 56 games last season. “You had guys pitching some games who weren’t necessarily pitchers, guys who hadn’t pitched since high school and things like that… So last year was an adjustment period, the schedule’s remaining the same and I think teams will be recruiting a lot more pitching this season.” The league will be maintaining the same number of games despite a massive change revealed at the WCBL’s league meetings in late October – the Melville Millionaires and Yorkton Cardinals will both be taking a one-year leave-of-ab-

sence and the Medicine Hat Mavericks will be moving from the Western to the Eastern Division.


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The Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League will have a radically different look next season after the implementation of a new Sask Male Midget AAA/AA initiative. The Saskatchewan Hockey Association announced earlier this year that all franchises in the SMAAAHL would be reviewed, that there were no hockey centres guaranteed a team and every organization would have to re-apply for a franchise. The most important caveat in the applications surrounded the ability of any centre with a AAA team to also be able to support a AA team in order to guarantee the availability of affiliates. Other factors included having enough available players – 18 skaters and two goaltenders for AAA, 17 skaters and two goaltenders for AA – in addition to adequate coaching and billeting resources. A total of 12 teams would be accepted for AAA, 25 for AA. As a result of consultations, two new franchises were added and two removed. Newcomers to the league will be teams from Estevan and Warman, with the Beardy’s Blackhawks and Notre Dame Argos seeing their applications rejected. In addition, Moose Jaw, Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert are all considered ‘closed’ organizations and won’t be able to draw AA players from outside their respective city. The Sask Midget AAA Hockey League and the Sask AA Hockey League will take the necessary action at their respective Annual General Meetings in 2020 to alter their constitution and bylaws to accept the new approved members.

“Whether either or both teams can put it all together and come back into the league remains to be seen, but it’s a daunting task with the schedule and how budgets have steadily, steadily increased over the last five to 10 years,” Olafson said. “It’s a big job to run a team like that in a community that small and it’s pretty expensive to run a team in a league that’s grown like this.” The change for the Mavericks isn’t as extreme as it might seem when it comes to travel – their longest single jaunt is five hours to Weyburn, which will be a far cry from the eight hours they had to make to Fort McMurray multiple times a season in the past. The move will give the two divisions five teams each, at least for one season. That’s because in 2021 an expansion franchise in Sylvan Lake, Alta. will play their first games in the Western Division. The league also announced that the international rule for tiebreakers will be used during the regular season, with runners starting at first and second base to start the extra innings. The rule will not be in place for the playoffs.

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The Moose Jaw Warriors will be happy to see the Calgary Hitmen in their rearview mirror for a little while after Saturday night. The two teams met for the third time in a little over a month in Western Hockey League action and the Warriors suffered their third defeat at the hands of the Hitmen in the process, dropping a 4-1 decision at Mosaic Place. The loss – combined with their 3-1 defeat at the hands of the Medicine Hat Tigers one night earlier -- was the fourth straight for the Tribe and saw them fall to 9-11-10 on the season, four points back of the Brandon Wheat Kings for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, but with five games in hand. The Hitmen got the job done through solid defensive play from their defencemen on out, limiting the Warriors to only 18 shots, including only two in the first period. “They’re a veteran-laden team in the back

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Moose Jaw Warriors defenceman Daemon Hunt couldn’t quite get to this puck in front of Calgary goaltender Brayden Peters. end and on the first two lines, they’re all 18- and 19- and 20-year-old guys and we’re not going to generate a lot of offence against those teams,” said Warriors head coach Tim Hunter. “We have to play tight and play the right way, get shots when we can and get in the dirty areas.” Warriors rookie defenceman Cole Jordan scored the first goal of his WHL career at the 6:11 mark of the second period, with his marker pulling Moose Jaw to within one after Jonas Peterek and Orca Weisblatt had given Calgary a 2-0 lead. “Z [Libor Zabransky] just went D-to-D with me there and I just walked in with the shot, the rebound popped back up in the slot for me and I just put it home and

kind of blacked out from there,” Jordan said of the goal. “It’s a pretty surreal feeling, I don’t really know how to explain it, but it felt really good.” Mark Kastelic scored his 16th of the season with 2:04 left in the second to give the Hitmen a 3-1 lead through two before former Warriors defenceman Jett Woo capped off scoring midway through the third. “We hung in there, but our puck management wasn’t great,” Hunter said. “They’re a better team than us, they’re built to win now, they’re built to go deep in the playoffs and we’re a rebuilding team. We saw lots of good things with Jagger Firkus and Josh Hoekstra coming

up, real good stuff from those guys, and I thought some of our D played well in the two games last night and tonight… But we still have to learn to play the game the right way and play a little faster.” Adam Evanoff turned aside 27 shots for the Warriors, Brayden Peters made 17 stops for Calgary. One night earlier in Medicine Hat, Owen Hardy scored the Warriors’ lone goal in a close, back-and-forth contest against the Tigers. Evanoff was once again solid in goal, turning aside 41 shots. The Tribe had their share of chances at the other end, if not the volume, as Bjorklund would make 23 stops on the night. The Warriors will now once again have a full week off before hosting the Medicine Hat Tigers on Friday, Nov. 29.

Warriors defenceman Cole Jordan celebrates his first Western Hockey League goal.

Moose Jaw to host 2021 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship

Event will bring top wheelchair curlers from throughout Canada to Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

Moose Jaw is rapidly becoming a hotbed for national-level curling in Canada, with another Canadian championship now slated to be hosted by the Friendly City. Curling Canada announced Thursday that the 2021 Wheelchair Nationals will take place at the Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre Mar. 21-27, 2021. “Saskatchewan has proven to be a strong supporter of wheelchair curling in our country, and it’ll be thrilling to see this event played in the hometown of one of our most accomplished national team athletes, Marie Wright,” said John Shea, chair of Curling Canada’s board of governors. “Moose Jaw has a dedicated group of fans and volunteers and I know they’ll throw their support behind the 2021 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship.” Wright’s legacy is well known in the community and played a large role in the event coming back to Saskatchewan. Regina hosted the tournament in 2016, with Saskatchewan’s Darwin Bender thrilling the home-province fans with a gold-medal victory, with Wright — a member of Canada’s national wheelchair team who captured a bronze med-

Darwin Bender (left) and Moose Gibson look on as Marie Wright throws a stone for Team Saskatchewan 1 during the final round robin draw of the Curling Canada national wheelchair curling championship. Patrick Beauchemin @ Défi sportif AlterGo 2019 photo. al with Team Canada at the 2018 Winter “I’ve had the privilege of playing in this Paralympics in PyeongChang — playing event a number of times, but I’m truly second. proud to finally bring this event to Moose Fellow Moose Javian Moose Gibson, Jaw,” said Gibson. “Our committee has a who played lead for the 2016 gold-medal lot of work ahead of us, but we’re ready team and was the alternate two years later to do that work to make this event special for Saskatchewan, will be the chair of the for the competitors and fans alike.” 2021 Moose Jaw host committee. Moose Jaw has a further connection to

wheelchair curling in that it has also hosted several national level training camps over the years and played a role in helping select the national team. ‘We’re very excited to welcome the Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship back to Saskatchewan and especially pleased that Moose Jaw will have the opportunity to host this event,” said Ashley Howard, executive director of CurlSask. “Marie and Moose have represented that city proudly on the national scene, and I know they’ll be thrilled to have the opportunity to host this championship in 2021. At the same time, this will be a valuable opportunity for the wheelchair sports community to see the benefits, both social and physical, of being involved in wheelchair curling, especially when you have the opportunity to wear Saskatchewan green in Moose Jaw!” The 2020 wheelchair nationals are slated for Apr. 25-30 in Boucherville, Que. The 2021 event will mark the third national curling championship hosted by Moose Jaw in the last six years after the 2015 Scotties Tournament of Hearts and the upcoming 2020 Scotties here in February.

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AAAs move closer to first with wins over Contacts, Hounds Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

The Moose Jaw AAA Warriors keep on finding ways to win, and now it has them well within striking distance of first place in the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League. And it certainly helps when you manage to beat one of the few teams ahead of you in the standings. Ben Wourms-Rowe scored the game-winning goal with 7:13 to play in the contest as the Warriors took a 2-1 win over the Saskatoon Contacts on Sunday at Mosaic Place. The win saw the Warriors improve to 136-1-0 and hold down third place in the 12-team league, only two points back of the Saskatoon Blazers for second and four back of the Contacts for the league lead. Lucius Schmidt scored the Warriors’ other goal, as the two teams were tied

Caelan Fitzpatrick scores the AAA Warriors’ second goal of the game.

1-1 through the first and second periods. Dylan Ernst turned in an outstanding showing in goal, turning aside 41 shots, while the Warriors fired 24 at the Con-

tacts’ Ethan Chadwick. Earlier in the week, the Warriors rolled to a 6-1 win over the Notre Dame Hounds. Caelan Fitzpatrick had a hat trick for the

Warriors, scoring his first marker with 8:25 gone in the first period before adding his second 17 seconds into the third and capping the night with his third goal with 5:41 to play. Chris Otterson opened scoring in the contest, while Sam Boldt and Ben Wourms-Rowe had their other markers. Kirk Mullen and Connor McGrath had three assists each. Warriors goaltender Chase Coward carried the shutout into the final five minutes, only to have Kyle Bochek score with 3:24 remaining to get the Hounds on the board. Coward would turn aside 27 shots to earn the win, the Warriors fired 41 at Notre Dame’s Jared Picklyk. The Warriors are back in action Thursday, Nov. 28 when they host the Notre Dame Argos. Game time is 7 p.m. at Mosaic Place.

Warriors trade again - acquire trio from Kelowna for Joseph The Moose Jaw Warriors will have a trio of new faces in the line-up this week after swinging a blockbuster deal with the Kelowna Rockets on Sunday. The Warriors acquired 20-year-old forward Kobe Mohr, 19-year-old goaltender James Porter, 18-year-old forward Kyle Crosbie and a third round pick in the 2022 WHL Bantam Draft from the Rockets in exchange for 20-yearold forward Jadon Joseph. “We are pleased to add Kobe, James, and Kyle to our hockey club,” said Warriors general manager Alan Millar in a press release. “Kobe is a veteran player who brings leadership, experience, and a solid, complete game to our team. James is an experienced WHL goaltender who gives us good depth in net and solidifies our team very well in goal. Kyle is a young, skilled player who has good upside and should benefit from this new opportunity.” The deal is the latest major trade for the Tribe as they look to rebuild and retool while remaining competitive and in the hunt for a playoff spot. “The deal gives us important experience, a good young player, and an important future third-round draft pick,” added Millar. “We would like to thank Jadon for his time

Submitted by MJ Warriors with our hockey club and wish him the best in his career ahead.” Mohr, 5-foot-11 and 175 pounds, hails from Lloydminster and will take over the overage spot vacated by Joseph. Mohr has two goals and seven points through 15 games this season. A first-round pick by Edmonton in the 2014 Bantam Draft, Mohr has gone on to play 257 games in the WHL and has 34 goals and 99 points. Porter, 5-foot-11 and 175 pounds, is a Bonners Ferry, Idaho product and in 30 games last season with the Rockets posted a record of 8-13-3-1 with a 3.32 goals against average and a .899 save percentage. Porter is currently with the Vernon Vipers of the BCHL and in three games has a 2.38 GAA and .919 SP. Crosbie, 5-foot-9 and 170 pounds, has played 12 games this season with the Rockets and has one goal and three points. The Didsbv, Alta product scored seven times and had 11 points in 63 games with Kelowna last season. The Warriors acquired Joseph from the Vancouver Giants on Sept. 14 for a third-round pick in 2020 and a conditional fifth-round pick in 2022. In 21 games this season, Joseph has seven goals and 13 points.

The Moose Jaw Warriors added forward Kobe Mohr, goaltender James Porter and forward Kyle Crosbie in a trade with Kelowna on Sunday. It is just the latest move made by the team. Last week, the Warriors completed a trade with their rivals the Regina Pats, picking up 18-year-old forward Garrett Wright in exchange for 19-year-old forward Carson Denomie. Prior to joining the Warriors, Wright has notched seven career goals and 18 points in 80 career games with the Pats, including seven assists in 17 games this season.

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Victory for Vanier: Spirits celebrate girls volleyball provincial title Championship marks second SHSAA gold for high school this year Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

One of the greatest traits a volleyball team can have is resiliency. In a sport with so many highs and lows from minute-to-minute and even second-to-second, being able to regroup and find success after losing a tight point or even a close set can make all the difference. And if you’re ever looking for an example of just how important resiliency can be, you can just ask a member of the 2019 Vanier Spirits high school girls volleyball team. The Spirits went undefeated through the 4A provincial championship to win gold this past weekend. But their perfect 7-0 record came with a whole lot of caveats. Like going to three sets in each and every one of their final five games. And in four of those five losing the first set before coming back to win. Even when they got off to a winning start, they would still find themselves in an epic battle by the time things were said and done. In the end, though, there the Spirits were with the SHSAA championship plaque and gold medals around their necks. “I’ve never been more proud in my whole life,” said Grade 12 veteran and de facto team leader Paige Beausoleil. “I have a family with these girls now, I’m so grateful for this season, they all worked so hard and did their job so well and I’m so proud to be a part of this team.” What made the win even more impressive was what had happened only a few days before the provincial tournament began – the Spirits had lost the city final to the Peacock Toilers, who were also one of their provincial opponents. “After cities, we just passed that on and

The Vanier Spirits gather for a team photo after a school assembly to honour their 4A girls volleyball provincial championship victory. said ‘okay, we’re done cities, now lets go for the gold here’,’ said Spirits head coach Brad Hennenfent. “We never really talked about winning; we just talked about competing hard and making the other team work every point. And we did.” The key was cleaning up the miscues that had cost them so dearly in the city final. “We used all the errors we made in city finals and took those into consideration for provincials and made sure that was what we were focussing on the entire time,” explained Beausoleil. “We struggled very much in our passing and serving the in the city final, so we made sure that was our most consistent thing throughout the whole weekend… And then obviously that rivalry against Peacock, we really wanted to show them what we had because we didn’t play our best in the city final.” The two teams were both undefeated

when they met to close out the round robin, and it would be another epic battle between the two teams before Vanier prevailed 14-25, 25-15, 15-12. As it turns out, that would just be a sample of things to come. Their quarter-final saw Vanier take 19-25, 25-22, 15-4 win over Humboldt before running into an even scarier war against Meadow Lake in the semfinal, splitting the first two sets 25-21 and 20-25 before pulling out a 19-17 win in the third set. It was a battle-hardened group that took the floor for the final against Nipawin, where they lost the first game 22-25, won the second 25-23 and roared out to a quick lead in the deciding set before taking a 15-11 victory. After the final ball dropped, it was a subdued celebration for the Spirits, and for good reason. “We were so tired, so drained,” Beausoleil said. “When you jump the whole

weekend, your legs start to get tired. But it shows that all the hard work we put in at practice really paid off because we were able to push through that pain and still get up the floor and play our best game.” The Spirits were honoured in a school assembly before classes on Monday morning, and Hennenfent said in addressing the students that this Spirts team was the best he’d ever coached. “It was amazing how they all just dug in, and we were getting to balls that we normally don’t get,” he said. “I don’t know if it was a full moon going on that same time, but the girls started believing in themselves and that was the biggest thing. “And then with a leader like Paige, there were a couple matches where she put the team on her back and just went. I had coaches and referees and everyone coming up to me afterwards and asking ‘what’s she doing next year’ because she was just special out there.” Hennenfent also pointed to a host of player development that came essentially out of nowhere – with players like Grade 10 Piper Olson and rookie Grade 11 Jadyn Moser developing into front-line players alongside seniors Bryn Giddings, Madison Miller and Madison Thul. The win marked the second provincial title for Vanier this year and fourth in the past 18 months – the Spirts girls soccer team won the 4A girls championship at the end of October, while last school year saw the Vikings win the 4A boys title and Allison Grajczyk-Jelinski the girls cross country championship.

Sunningdale, Cornerstone win volleyball championships Grizzlies tops in elementary boys, Falcons take first place in girls action Moose Jaw Express Staff

The Sunningdale Grizzlies and Cornerstone Christian School Falcons will each have a new addition to their trophy case after the recent elementary school ‘A’ volleyball championships. The Grizzlies defeated Cornerstone 3-0 to claim the boys title, while the Falcons downed the Palliser Heights Huskies 3-2 in an epic battle in the girls final. The boys bronze medal game saw the Lindale Lions take down the Westmount Jets. Sunningdale defeated Caronport to finish third in the girls division.

Sask Women’s Curling Tour stop will have Scotties flavour Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express Anyone looking to get a feel for what Saskatchewan’s representative for the 2020 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw will have the perfect opportunity to do so right here at home this weekend. The Saskatchewan Women’s Curling Tour makes its annual stop at the Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre and will feature some of the top teams in the province – some of whom carry an incredible legacy of success both at the provincial and national Scotties level. Leading the way will be two of the most accomplished skips in provincial Scotties history in Michelle Englot and Sherry Anderson. Englot enters the event as a seven-time provincial champion, all as a skip, with her most recent title coming back in 2012. She’ll take the ice in Pool B alongside Shalon Fleming, Sherry Just and China’s Yu Han.

Anderson also carries seven Scotties titles into this weekend, with her most recent win coming in 2018. Just as impressively, Anderson is the reigning senior women’s Canadian and World champion. Her round robin Pool A features the rather unique situation of having to ‘play herself’ – in addition to facing Jessica Mitchell and Moose Jaw’s Elaine Osmachenko, Anderson also has her senior team playing this weekend, skipped by third Nancy Martin. Then, of course, you have Penny Barker. The 2017 provincial Scotties champion is coming off a playoff appearance in the World Curling Tour’s Boundary Classic in Lloydminster and has already qualified for the provincial Scotties after winning back-to-back SWCT events earlier this fall. Barker will play in Pool B and will see a familiar face in

fellow Moose Jaw skip Lorraine Arguin along with Rae Williamson and Jana Tisdale. Lorraine Schneider, who played second on Barker’s provincial championship squad, will be taking the ice with her own rink in Pool A and will duel perennial provincial contender Mandy Selzer along with Hanna Anderson and Ashley Howard. Tournament action gets underway with the first draw at 6:30 p.m. and will run throughout the weekend, with the playoffs beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday and the championship final taking place at 4 p.m. A weekend pass is $10, day passes are $5, with all games played at the Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre. For a look at the full schedule, check out

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Moose Jaw’s Stinn wins World Open Powerlifting Championship Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

After her world-record setting performance in the International Powerlifting Federation bench-press only world championships this past spring, it seemed like the potential was there for Rhaea Stinn to put together something rather incredible the next time she stepped on the international stage. Mission accomplished. Stinn, 31, set world records in the bench press and overall total to win her first IPF World Open Championship in Dubai, UAE earlier this week, marking the culmination of a journey that began way back in 2003 and has been filled with success every step of the way. Stinn had only two misses in the entire event, but neither would act as a stopping point. Competing as one of the lightest competitors in the 84-kilogram class, Stinn sat in third place after the squat, clearing 250-kg on her first lift, missing 257.5 on her second and hitting that same weight (566.5 pounds) on her final attempt. Natalie Hanson of the U.S. won the

event with a 265.0-kg lift. Stinn had a bit of a scare in the second event, the bench press, but when you’re shooting for a world record no less than 14 kilograms over your own previous world mark, that’ll happen. Stinn – who set a world record of 191-kg in the 76-kilogram class during the bench-pressonly championships – missed her first attempt at 205kg but hit it on her second attempt and then went even further, clearing an astonishing 212.5-kg (467.5 pounds) to win the event by no less than 17.5 kg. Hanson was second with a 195-kg press. By the time it came to the deadlift, Stinn essentially had the world championship in the bag. She would hit all three of her lifts, including 215-kg (473 pounds) on her final attempt, to finish sixth in the event, but would have more than enough weight in the total to get the job done. In the end, Stinn cleared 685 kilograms, the highest total of any competitor in the meet to that point and 13-kg clear of Hanson in second place.

Moose Jaw’s Rhaea Stinn, here with husband and trainer Ryan Stinn, won her first open world championship at the IPF World Open Powerlifting Championships in Dubai. Instagram photo

Moose Jaw’s Fish posts second speedskating World Cup top-10 finish in last two weeks Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

Moose Jaw’s Graeme Fish is off to an impressive start in his first full season on the ISU World Cup speedskating circuit. The 24-year-old former Moose Jaw Kinsmen Speedskating Club competitor cracked the top 10 in the 5,000 metres during World Cup II in Tomaszów Mazowiecki, Poland on Friday, marking the second time in as many weeks the Team Canada skater has put together that lofty a finish against international competition. Fish finished in eighth place in a time of six minutes, 28.03 seconds and did so while paired with reigning two-time world all-around championship winner Patrick Roest of the Netherlands. While

Fish would cross the line 8.69 seconds back of the veteran World Cup competitor, the opportunity to test himself on the track against that level of skater was heartening. “It feels great to have my second top-10 result in two weeks and I definitely want to keep on improving,” Fish said in a press release from Speedskating Canada. “I was excited to race Roest; right now he’s the best distance skater in the world. I had to go out and skate my own race, not focusing too much on what he was doing. Hopefully I’m closer to him next time!” Fish’s finish was the top showing of all Canadians, with 5,000 metres world re-

cord holder and Olympic medalist TedJan Bloemen finishing 12th and Jordan Belchos 14th overall. The news was even better one week ago during World Cup I in Minsk, Belarus. There, Fish would win his pairing with Germany’s Bart Swings, crossing the line in 6:24.74 to finish fifth overall, 8.12 seconds back of Roest in first. As a result, Fish currently sits in seventh place in the ISU World Cup Long Distance standings, with World Cup III set for Dec. 5-7 in Nur-Sultan, Kazh. and World Cup IV taking place Dec. 12-14 in Nagano, Japan.

Moose Jaw product and Team Canada member Graeme Fish competes in men’s 5,000 metres race during the ISU World Cup meet in Minsk, Belarus on Nov. 15. Photo by Christian Kaspar-Bartke / International Skating Union.

Victory for Vanier AGAIN! Vikings win boys provincial title Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

When the Vanier Spirits girls soccer team and volleyball teams won their respective provincial championships earlier this season, it came as a bit of surprise seeing as neither team was favoured to claim the title. But when the Vanier Vikings took the court at the Saskatchewan High Schools Athletic Association 4A boys volleyball tournament this past weekend, there was none of that. The defending champions were there to win, were favoured to win, and made no mistake in doing so. The Vikings lost only one set through the entire weekend in North Battleford and utterly steamrolled through the playoffs to claim gold for the second straight year. As mentioned, it was the third provincial title for Vanier this season and also marked the first time both the boys and girls volleyball teams won championships in the same year – an utterly unprecedented run for any school in the province, let alone Moose Jaw. After rolling through the competition on Saturday with 2-0 wins over Melfort, Lumsden and Saskatoon E.D. Feehan, the Vikings closed out the round robin with a 4-0 record after running into their only battle of the weekend – a 2-1 win over Saskatoon Marion Graham. From there, it was off to the playoffs, and the rout was on. The Vanier Vikings gather for the customary team photo after win- The Vikings would sweep Melville in the quarter-final and take a 2-0 win over Humboldt in the semi before finishing ning the provincial 4A boys volleyball championship. things off with a 2-0 (25-20, 25-14) win over the host North Battleford John Paul II Crusaders in the final. The Central Cyclones were also in action in 4A provincials, but failed to advance out of their pool after posting a 1-3 record. The Cyclones split their first two games, falling 2-1 to John Paul II before battling to a 2-1 win over Sturgis on Friday and falling in two games to Melville and Humboldt to close out the round robin. At the 2A boys championships in Wilkie, the Cornerstone Christian School Falcons lost their opener 2-0 to Thunderchild but rebounded with three straight wins 2-1 over Hepburn, 2-0 over Arcola and 2-0 over Paradise Hill to reach the playoff round. There, the Falcons ended up in an epic quarter-final battle with Redvers before falling 2-1 (12-25, 25-22, 15-7).

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Le vrai nouveau monde La guerre des mondes Joanna (N) Téléjour. Humanité Security Security Home to Win Private Eyes News Mary Kills W5 ›››› “It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946) James Stewart, Donna Reed. (6:30) Evenings on The Weather Network Captured! Evenings on The Weather Network ›››› “It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946) James Stewart, Donna Reed. News SNL NHL Hockey Buffalo Sabres at Toronto Maple Leafs. NHL Hockey Vancouver Canucks at Edmonton Oilers. Robbie the Reindeer The Story of Santa Claus (:01) 48 Hours (N) Two Men Two Men (6:30) College Football Teams TBA. (N) News ThisMinute NHL Hockey Ottawa Senators at Calgary Flames. (N) Tiger! Nightclub Nordic L World/Poker 2019 Home Hardware Canada Cup Curling Men’s Semifinal: Teams TBA. (N) NHL Hockey Ottawa Senators at Calgary Flames. (N) NHL Hockey Winnipeg Jets at Los Angeles Kings. (N) Corner Gas The Social “One Starry Christmas” (2014) Sarah Carter. WE Day (N) ›› “The Santa Clause 2” (2002) Tim Allen. “Christmas at the Plaza” (2019) Elizabeth Henstridge. Big Year (:35) ››› “Jerry Maguire” (1996) Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr. ››› “3:10 to Yuma” Frasier Frasier Frasier Frasier Engagement Engagement Engagement Engagement 90 Day Fiancé Anna’s friends have concerns. 90 Day Fiancé Unpolished North Woods Law North Woods Law North Woods Law North Woods Law Big Bang Big Bang Friends Friends Friends Friends Friends Friends ››› “The Battle of Algiers” (1966) Jean Martin. (:15) ››› “Burn!” (1969) Marlon Brando. (6:00) ›››› “White Christmas” (:45) Pinocchio’s Christmas Year Without a Santa Endurocross (N) NHRA Drag Racing Auto Club NHRA Finals. From Pomona, Calif. Nelly (:35) ››› “Ready Player One” (2018) Tye Sheridan. “Kid Be King” (6:30) ›› “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” (2018) › “Miss Bala” (2019) Gina Rodriguez. (:45) Climax (6:00) “Darkest Hour” (:10) “Slaughterhouse Rulez” (2018) Simon Pegg. ››› “Widows” (2018) “Ice on Fire” (2019, Documentary) (:40) ›››› “Grey Gardens” (2009) Jessica Lange (:25) 61






























District 31 La facture Bonne fête ComediHa! (N) Polytechnique Le téléjournal (N) Saturday Night Live NCIS “Daughters” Global News at 10 (N) The Resident (N) The Voice (N) Criminal Minds Big Bang etalk (N) (6:00) Evenings on The Weather Network Evenings on TWN The Grinch Dragon The Voice (N) (:01) Making It (N) News J. Fallon Coronation Coronation Standing Mr. Bean Creek Gags The National (N) NCIS “Silent Service” FBI “What Lies Beneath” NCIS: New Orleans Two Men Late-Colbert Brad Paisley Thinks CMA Country Christmas A holiday celebration. (N) News J. Kimmel Hudson & Rex Mod Fam Mod Fam Mom Mom Brainfood NBA Basketball: Mavericks at Pelicans SportsCentre (N) SportsCentre (N) NHL Hockey Tampa Bay Lightning at Nashville Predators. (N) Sportsnet Central (N) NHL’s Best Alberta Primetime (N) Big Bang etalk (N) Criminal Minds “Hamelin” “A Wish for Christmas” “Dashing Through” “A Song for Christmas” (2017) Becca Tobin. “Cherished Memories: A” (:05) “The People Garden” (2016) ›› “Space Jam” (1996, Children’s) “The Final Curtain” (2002) 3’s Comp. 3’s Comp. King of Hill King of Hill King of Hill King of Hill Frasier Frasier Outdaughtered Counting On (N) Welcome to Plathville (N) Welcome to Plathville Gold Rush: Pay Dirt (N) Gold Rush (N) Hellfire Heroes (N) Raising Wild (N) Big Bang Big Bang Goldbergs Fresh-Boat Friends Friends Friends Friends ››› “Humoresque” (1946, Drama) Joan Crawford. Levant ››› “The Band Wagon” (1953) ››› “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” (:15) “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” MotoAmerica Rewind MotoAmerica Rewind MotoAmerica Rewind MotoAmerica Rewind “Spirit Unforgettable” (7:55) ››› “The Kid Who Would Be King” (2019) “Family” (2018, Comedy) (:05) ››› “Wonder” (2017, Drama) Julia Roberts. ››› “Us” (2019) Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke. Mike on ›› “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” (2018) Dylan O’Brien. Shameless Flight of the Conchords My Favorite Shapes Enthusiasm Enthusiasm Fletcher Silicon




District 31 Discussions Deuxième chance Ruptures Le téléjournal (N) 9-1-1 “Christmas Spirit” (:01) Prodigal Son (N) FBI “Appearances” Global News at 10 (N) Big Bang Big Bang All Rise The Good Doctor (N) Big Bang etalk (N) (6:00) Evenings on The Weather Network Evenings on TWN The Voice The top 10 artists perform live. (N) (:01) Making It News J. Fallon A Merry Murdoch Christmas Frankie Drake Mysteries The National (N) Rudolph, the Reindeer All Rise Bull Two Men Late-Colbert The Great Christmas Light Fight The Good Doctor (N) News J. Kimmel “Christmas Jars” (2019) Jeni Ross, Tara Yelland. Mom Mom Brainfood (:15) NFL Football Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks. (N) SC With Jay NHL Hockey: Devils at Sabres Sportsnet NHL Hockey Los Angeles Kings at Anaheim Ducks. Alberta Primetime (N) Big Bang etalk (N) Criminal Minds (N) The Voice (6:00) “Finding Santa” “Snowed Inn Christmas” (2017) Bethany Joy Lenz. “Holiday Hearts” (2019) (6:35) ››› “Gabrielle” (2013, Drama) (:20) ››› “Frozen River” (2008) Ramy Ramy 3’s Comp. 3’s Comp. Man-Plan Man-Plan Man-Plan Man-Plan Frasier Frasier 90 Day Fiancé “Darcey’s Continuing Journey” A look back at Darcey’s journey. 90 Day Fiancé Bering Sea Gold (N) Alaskan Bush People (N) Highway Thru Hell (N) Escobar’s Millions Big Bang Big Bang Goldbergs Fresh-Boat Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang ››› “Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ” (1925) Ramon Novarro. (:45) ›››› “Ben-Hur” (1959) “Dennis the Menace” (:05) ›› “Fred Claus” (2007) Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti. Dennis NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series ARCA Racing Series (6:55) “I’m Going to Break Your Heart” “Patient Zero” (2018) Matt Smith. “Killing Patient Zero” Mean (:25) “The Queen of Sin” (2018) “Mistrust” (2018) Jane Seymour. Peter Rabbit (6:30) “The Breadwinner” (:05) ›› “Little” (2019) Regina Hall, Issa Rae. “The Clovehitch Killer” Fahrenheit (:35) I Love You, Now Die Enthusiasm Enthusiasm His Dark Materials (N)



Découverte Le gros Tout le monde en parle (N) Téléjour. Mod Fam Carol’s-Act NCIS: Los Angeles (N) Madam Secretary (N) News Block God Friended Me Shark Tank (N) The Rookie (N) Housewife Goldbergs (6:30) Evenings on The Weather Network Captured! Overnight on The Weather Network (:15) NFL Football New England Patriots at Houston Texans. (N) News Shrek 2 Shrek/Halls ›› “Shrek the Third” (2007) Voices of Mike Myers. The National (N) 60 Minutes 60 Minutes (N) NCIS: Los Angeles (N) Madam Secretary (N) Joel Osteen Santa Is Comin’ to Town Shark Tank (N) The Rookie (N) News Sports Simpsons Mod Fam Burgers Family Guy Mom Mom Paramedics: Bridging 2019 Home Hardware Canada Cup Curling SportsCentre (N) SportsCentre (N) NHL Hockey Montreal Canadiens at Boston Bruins. NHL Hockey Edmonton Oilers at Vancouver Canucks. Football (:20) NFL Football New England Patriots at Houston Texans. (N) Corner Gas “Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa” (2018) “Christmas in Evergreen: Tidings of Joy” (2019) ›› “American Reunion” (7:50) ››› “Philadelphia” (1993) Tom Hanks. ››› “Wild” (2014) Raymond Raymond Raymond Raymond Man-Plan Man-Plan Man-Plan Man-Plan 90 Day Fiancé (N) (:02) Unpolished (N) (:02) 90 Day Fiancé (N) River of No Return (N) Alaska: The Last Frontier Alaska: The Last Frontier Big Bang Big Bang Movie Movie ››› “Executive Suite” (1954) William Holden. ››› “The Bishop’s Wife” (1947) Cary Grant. (:15) ››› “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” (1989) ›› “Christmas With the Kranks” (5:30) NHRA Drag Racing NHRA in 30 Motorcycle Racing “The Christmas Parade” ››› “Miracle on 34th Street” (1994, Children’s) Shameless (N) (:10) ›› “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” (2017) ››› “They Shall Not Grow Old” Breakable (6:15) ›› “Mine” (2016) (:05) ›› “Victoria & Abdul” (2017) Judi Dench. “Jumanji: Welcome” “Beware Slender” I Love You, Now Die Enthusiasm Enthusiasm Watchmen (N)















District 31 L’épicerie Les enfants de la télé (N) Plan B “Maman” Le téléjournal (N) Survivor (N) Mod Fam Single NCIS: New Orleans Global News at 10 (N) The Masked Singer (N) Jann Arden: One Night Stumptown (N) Goldbergs etalk (N) (6:30) Evenings on The Weather Network Captured! Evenings on The Weather Network 87th Annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center (N) Jimmy Hoffa News J. Fallon Coronation Coronation British Baking British Baking The National Survivor (N) (:01) SEAL Team (N) S.W.A.T. “School” Two Men Late-Colbert Goldbergs Schooled Mod Fam Single Stumptown (N) News J. Kimmel “No Time Like Christmas” (2019) Rachel McLaren. Mom Mom Brainfood NBA Basketball: Heat at Celtics SportsCent. NBA Basketball: Kings at Trail Blazers NHL Hockey: Avalanche at Maple Leafs NHL Hockey Ottawa Senators at Edmonton Oilers. (N) Alberta Primetime (N) Big Bang etalk (N) Criminal Minds (N) Goldbergs Big Bang “A Veteran’s Christmas” “Hearts of Christmas” (2016, Drama) Emilie Ullerup. Christmas Cookie “Songs She” ››› “The Big Lebowski” (1998) Jeff Bridges. ››› “Crazy Heart” 3’s Comp. 3’s Comp. Raymond Raymond Raymond Raymond Frasier Frasier My 600-Lb. Life Struggling with food addiction. My 600-Lb. Life Vianey and Allen look to lose weight. Escobar’s Millions Moonshiners (N) Moonshiners (N) Expedition Unknown Big Bang Big Bang Goldbergs Fresh-Boat Seinfeld Seinfeld Seinfeld ››› “Lassie Come Home” (1943) (:45) ›› “Adventures of Rusty” “A Dog’s Best Friend” ››› “Ice Age” (2002) Voices of Ray Romano. ››› “The Polar Express” (2004) Michael Jeter Formula E Racing Formula E Racing Formula E Racing Formula E Racing “Call Me by Your Name” (7:55) “Breakable You” (2017) Holly Hunter. “Jumanji: Welcome” I Am Heath (:20) I Am MLK Jr. Shameless Ray Donovan (6:15) ››› “The Post” (:15) › “The Intruder” (2019) Michael Ealy. › “Head Full of Honey” (5:35) Ava (:25) “Buzz” (2019, Documentary) Enthusiasm Enthusiasm Amanda Seales: I

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AUTO PARTS 4-17” Rims to fit 2010 - 2015 Chevy Equinox or GMC Terrain (SUV Models) 306-631-7698 2 used car tires P225/5r17 50% wear left $75 for the pair. 306-693-3992 For sale: 1 Chev & GMC 1/2 ton Haynes auto repair manual 1988 to 1993 2WD & 4WD. Phone 972-9172 MOTORBIKES & SNOWMOBILES

last Demo, the Eco Rider, with fatty tires and foldable to put in your trunk.For fun, fresh air and adventure, this is the one. lots of power, disc brakes, shimano gears, reaches speeds of 30km/h, lithium battery, easy charge. $1295. Call or text 306 690 5903

Brand New Electric bike, “The Pioneer”, generally suited for ladies. Shimano gears, disc brakes 250 watt. Ride or cruise, tons of fun. Retail $1495. End of season sale $995. Call or text 306 690 5903 For sale 42 inch round pedestal table & 5 padded chairs $75. Metal with oak look top 54X30 2 drawer desk &. Chair $ 75. OR BO. Phone # 306 692 8778 For sale: One 2006 snowbear trailer 4 by 8 ft. New take off sides. Wired with lights. Ph 972-9172 FARMS, SUPPLIES & LIVESTOCK Wanted: Massey #36 Discers. Any Size. Any Shape. Parts Discers Too! Call 306-946-7923 Wanted: John Deere Square Balers. Can be for parts or needing work. Models 336/337/338/346/347/348

306-946-9669 TOOLS & EQUIPMENT For sale: 7-1/2 ft shulte P.I.O front mount snow blower 540 RPM. 693-4321 or 690-7227 For sale Mikita miter 10 inch miter saw. $100. Or B O. Honda lawn mower 1995 model HRO215 $100. wheel barrow $25. Phone # 306 692 8778 For sale: Electric Ice auger. Ion model max 40 comes with 2 batteries, extension, 1 extra set of auger glades. This model also has a reverse. $500.00. Phone 306-631-4674 For sale: Tool box & tools. 9729172 For sale wheel barrow $25. 306-692-4868 FOR RENT 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 306693-3727 for more info. MISCELLANEOUS Solid oak toilet seat, $5. also electric car windshield scraper, uses outlet from car. Brand new, still in box. $7. Please call 306 6932406. 92 chairs very comfortable great for family events

Sukanen Ship Museum 2020 calendared featuring salute to the Snowbirds aerial team, $15, available at Moose Jaw Express, Moose Jaw Western Development Museum, or call 306-631-3666 2 adult & 1 child’s western saddles. 1 English saddle. bridles. spurs, boots, hats (English & western). Horse blanket, halters. Men’s, women’s & kid’s western shirts & jeans in various sizes. Leather Jackets. Call 306 692-8517 Please leave message. for sale: Christmas decorations: tree skirt, 25 days of Christmas hanging door tree {cloth}, various wreaths, some with lights, 6’ garland with lights. various ornaments toys,

stuffed animals etc. please call 306 6932406 For sale 26 inch John Deere snow blower, electric start. $150.00. Or BO phone #3066928778 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.. Would make a lovely Christmas gift.. paid $39.99 asking $25.00..Plz. call 692-3061

Large Brown and white dog excellent condition $15. Call 306-692-5091

White mirror $20. Call 306692-5091

Light grey sofa/chaise $100 obo. Call 306-692-5091 Cassette tape cabinet stores 72 cassettes $10.00. 306-6933992 Meat mincer porkert hand crank $10.00. 306-693-3992 2 drawer cammador steel filing cabinet $20.00. Folding table 30” x 60” $30.00. 306-6933992 4-5 strings of soft white Christmas lights [led]. Free to first comers. Text or call Mark @ 306-513-7635 Vintage wool winter dress coat. 3/4 length, black, pockets. Cape style with bell sleeves so size is fluid. From Italy. $40. Text or call Mark @ 306-5137635

Variety puzzle magazines $2. Each. You may play games on video but many still prefer paper& pencil. Great Christmas gifts. Text or call Mark @ 306513-7635 Many colors copy paper. I wanted a variety of colors but not a ream of each. Packaged in 100 sheets for $2. Each. Text or call Mark @ 306-513-7635. Brown leather thong 7/32” thick. Large continuous spool 8”×51/2” dia. Approximately 150 yards left. $150.00 Text or call Mark @ 306-513-7635 For sale: Camping coolers & items. 972-9172 For sale: 1 fold up table 5ft by 30in. 1 spin mop & pail. 1stand up steel asktray with round black ashtray. 972-9172 2 beige plant hangers $5 each. Box of wood and sheet metal screws. Hex and square nuts $36. Silver cross necklace $5. Rose comforter 58x95 $10. Set of world book year books from 1976 - 1984 $20. Call 306692-5091 HOUSEHOLD ITEMS Treadmill, meat slicer, meatgrinder/sausage maker. 306692-1869 leave msg. 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 306-513-8713 (Moose Jaw) Deluxe electric food grinder complete with attachments included sausage stuffer $100.00. 306-693-3992

$10. 306-692-4868 Black and decker smart brew 12 cup coffee maker 12 cup $10. 306-692-4868 Fantom Vacuum cleaner $25. 306-692-4868 OFFICE FUNITURE & EQUIPMENT

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 Pink Columbia ski outfit, light blue liquid ski jacket, women’s leather jacket, purple fringe suedde bomber, girls s2 4-bx all season clothing in good condition. 306-692-1869 leave msg. Mens magnum stealth boots size 11 $20. 306-692-4868 New balance mens all terrain shoes size 11 $10. 306-6944868 FARM PRODUCE BISON MEAT. 30 years experience. Moose Jaw delivery available. 306-475-2232 SPORTS For Sale 3 sets of cross country skis (1 new) bindings, poles & boots (various lengths & sizes) Men’s large snowmobile suit, excellent condition. Call 306 692-8517 Please leave mesGlide rocker and matching sage. footstool: Tan & brown tones. WANTED Excellent condition: $65.00. Wanted: Metal kids pedal tracPh. 306-692-0158. tor. 306-640-7149 For sale: Household items - TV Will pick up, move, haul and Stand & staking stools, one deliver any appliances anysmall vacuum, other small where in and around Moose items. Phone 972-9172 Jaw- $40 and up 306-681For sale: 1 single bed frame 8749 on casters - 1 set of king size Free pickup of your unwanted sheets. Ph 972-9172 snowblowers, tillers, generaHamilton Beach toaster oven tors, ice augers, or any other

yard and garden equipment, in Moose Jaw and area. Call or text 1-306-641-4447 I am looking for a John Deere LA tractor in any condition, or parts. Call or text 306-6414447 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. SERVICES Junk to the dump in and around Moose Jaw - $40/ load and up 306-681-8749 Mature experienced efficient housekeeper Several openings available. References supplied. Dependability, confidentiality and integrity are important to me. Reasonable rates $17/hr Please contact Denise at 306983-3976 or text 1-306-4916221 Will do general painting & contracting interior & exterior. Free estimates. 30 years experience. Ph 306-972-9172 Will fix & sell Lewis Cattle oilers. Ph. 972-9172 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 Wanted: Someone who knows painting & construction who is not working or is retired and can come when is needed for work. Ph. 972-9172 COMMUNITY, EVENTS, MEETINGS & OCCASSIONS Black Sunday 5 Tradeshow and Craft sale Sunday November 24 from 11-4 at the Heritage Inn. FREE to attend. Gift bag draws every hour! Shop the many vendors and find something for everyone! This event is fab every year! See you there


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On the Front Porch by Wanda Smith The Hidden Seasons Although it seems we have been in the winter season for a couple months already, the calendar still says it is fall. It has been long since the leaves have fallen and we have bounced from big, wet, heavy snowfall to unseasonal rain showers, the temperature dipping to frigid temperatures only to rebound and be back up to double digits. This “fall” seems to have most of the seasons mixed in with it! Unfortunately, the physical seasons seem to get a bit mixed up at times and struggle to settle on the type of weather they should have. This year has been one of those years. My heart goes out to every struggling agricultural producer, whether farmer or rancher or connected industry. It has been an incredibly hard year. I take heart, though, when I think of the spiritual seasons we pass through. The Word of God assures us “to everything there is a season.” Even though the seasons we face do not seem to be in line with what our ideal plan would be, we can rest assured that God is faithful and He will see us through every season. The book, “Rooted: The Hidden Places Where God Develops You” has been incredibly encouraging to me as I have walked through a difficult season in the past year. It has been a year of surprises, questions, inner searching, uncertainties and loss. As I devoured this book, I was fully encouraged in that I could see that God was working in this season even when I did not necessarily feel it was the way I anticipated my life would go. It is critical that He builds a solid foundation on the inside of me and this generally happens in the hidden places. He desires to build a strong root system to prepare for the future. It is important that we pay attention to what God is showing us and teaching us in the present season we are in. There are three types of soil that He develops us in: intimacy, serving and community. In the soil of intimacy, God desires for us to cultivate closeness with Him in the secret place. Everything comes out of that relationship we have developed with Him. “If this connection with Jesus is not developed in your life, your root system will never be healthy ...Everything you will ever need is found in the presence of God, for it is there you find the reason you were created.” (Branning Liebscher) In the soil of serving, we serve out of the relationship we have with Jesus because we are ultimately serving Him when we serve others. He notices whatever it is we do; the concerted efforts we take to minister His love to others, whether it is to our friends and family, co-workers, neighbors, or those who can do nothing in return. It is an offering of love to Him as we serve others. The final soil to put our roots down deep into is the soil of community. Here we learn the value and strength that comes from relationships. Isolation is a killer. We are made to connect. “Community is where we grow. We cannot live without it.” In our western culture, our tendency is to become independent and isolated however, “’s in community that we draw the grace needed to do what God has called us to do and to become the person God has called us to become.” Be encouraged in whatever season you find yourself in. God is right there in those hidden places with you. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.

MARGUERITE (MERT) GEORGE It’s with a heavy heart that we announce the untimely death of Marguerite (Mert) Helena George (nee Parker). She passed away quickly and peacefully with her sons and partner at her side on November 21, 2019, aged 79. Born in Cudworth, SK she was the youngest of ten children of Leslie Parker and Mary Sutherland. Mert focused her life on family, living life to the fullest and always ready to stand up to support those who couldn’t. She was a proud member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, had a love of gardening, fishing and sports. She is predeceased by her son Robert, her parents Leslie and Mary, her sisters Marie and Janarius, her brothers Reuben, Ronald, Lawrence, Maurice, Gordon, Lloyd and baby Leon. Mert will be lovingly remembered by her sister Geraldine, sons Terry, Tom and June, daughter-in-law Cynthia and her grandchildren Tyler, Evan, Breanna and Alex; also by her partner Kathy and her children Kris, Earl, Raenelle, along with her ten grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren. Mert’s Celebration of Life will be at Parkview Funeral Chapel, 474 Hochelaga St W, Moose Jaw on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at 12:00 pm with a lunch to follow at the Eagles Club, 561 Home St W. In living memory of Mert a memorial tree planting will be made by Jones-Parkview Funeral Services. Please see our online book of condolences at www. and www.wjjonesandson. com (Obituaries). Blair Scott, Funeral Director.

BONNIE FATHERS (NEE THOMSON) Bonnie passed away peacefully on Friday, November 22, 2019 at the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Hospital in Moose Jaw. Bonnie will be missed by her daughter Shauna Schappert, grandson Ethan Faustmann, friends, “who were more like sisters”, Mary Bruvold, Leone Townend, Ginny Jackson, Carole Parchman, as well as extended family and many, many friends. Bonnie battled breast and ovarian cancer for almost 5 years, but cancer never slowed her down. She enjoyed attending T.O.P.S., Kinder Sisters, Grandmothers to Grandmothers, singing in the church choir and community choir. She was active in the church but most of all she enjoyed travelling with family and friends. One of her favorite trips was to Halifax, NS, with Ethan and Shauna. She also got to realize one of her dreams by visiting Costa Rica. Bonnie took many bus tours around Canada and in the USA with Mary. Bonnie worked at Inland Concrete for 33 years as an administrative assistant. She was a loyal employee and enjoyed her work. She retired in 2012. Her greatest moment was becoming a grandma. She loved Ethan and Jarad so, so much. She cherished her time with them. Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life gathering on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 11:00 am at Minto United Church, 1036 7th Ave NW, Moose Jaw. Interment will follow at Rosedale Cemetery. Memorial donations to “Grandmothers to Grandmothers” Stephen Lewis Foundation, 100-260 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2E4, would be appreciated. Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me”


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Honour the memory of a loved one with a memorial gift to support the Moose Jaw Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital. 60 Athabasca Street PleaseEast contact us for more information. 306-692-0533 Moose Jaw Health Foundation Minister: Rev. Jim Tenford 55 Diefenbaker Music Director: Karen Purdy Drive Moose Jaw, SK S6J 0C2

Next Service: December 1, 10:30am Rev. Ron Cairns


In living memory of Bonnie a memorial tree planting will be made by Jones-Parkview Funeral Services. Please see our online book of condolences at www. or (Obituaries). Blair Scott, Funeral Director.

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

All Are Welcome!

Celebrating Inclusion For All

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

Music Director: Karen Purdy • Choir Director: Jenna Nash

Sunday, December 1st ,2019 10:30 am Worship Service & Sunday School Advent I - Hope

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EUNICE RIVERS January 1st, 1925 - November 21st, 2019

TRESS, FRANK Frank Tress passed away on November 18, 2019, in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Frank was born in the Bayard, Saskatchewan area on July 6, 1923. He was the tenth of thirteen children born to Josef and Anna (Wagner) Tress, German Austrian immigrants. Frank received his schooling at Hapsburg School, near Bayard. He left school in 1938 to help his father with the farm until 1941, when he went to work for George Armstrong of Hearne, Saskatchewan. Upon the completion of the 1941 harvest, Frank went to work at a restaurant in Moose Jaw. In Spring 1942, Frank worked, as a labourer at the Moose Jaw airport. Upon turning nineteen years of age, Frank voluntarily enlisted in the army. In the Fall of 1942, Frank went to Vancouver, British Columbia, to work as a labourer in the shipyards. He worked there until the Spring of 1943 when he was sent to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan for basic training. After training in Prince Albert, Camp Shilo, Manitoba, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, Frank was sent to England in February, 1945 than over to Holland. In the Spring of 1945 until the Spring of 1946, Frank was in Germany interpreting for the Canadian Army. Frank returned to Canada in the Spring of 1946, after being honourably discharged from the Canadian Army. He came back to the Spring Valley area, where he met his future wife Regina Morhart. During the Winter of 1946 and 1947, Frank worked at a meat packing plant in Moose Jaw than he worked for Bill Lockwood in the Spring of 1947. Bill Lockwood owned the south half of section 32, township 12, Range 25, West of the second meridian, which was across the road from the quarter section Frank was raised on. Frank purchased this half section in the Fall of 1947. Frank and Regina moved onto the farm yard located on the south east quarter of section 32, after they were married on October 14, 1947 in Mater Delarosa Roman Catholic Church, in Spring Valley. Frank and Regina raised seven children on their farm. Their first child, Sharon Ann, passed away in infancy, in 1949. In 1959, upon the death of Josef Tress, Frank and Regina bought the south west quarter of section 33, Township 12, Range 25 West of the second meridian. Frank and Regina attended St Joseph’s Parish in Claybank, Saskatchewan, where their seven children received their first four sacraments. While their children were growing up, Frank and Regina made sure that the seven children received their Grade Twelve education in Spring Valley. All seven children were members of the Blue Hill 4-H Beef Club with Frank and Regina’s help. Frank was excellent at making rope halters and ensuring that the calves were ready for the show ring. Frank and Regina moved to 104 MacDonald Street, Moose Jaw, in 1982. Frank became involved with the Moose Jaw Legion, where he would go for coffee, every week day morning until his health kept him from doing so. Frank enjoyed watching television, visiting with family and doing word searches. Frank leaves to mourn his wife Regina Tress(Morhart) of seventy two years, his children: Gerald (Rose) Tress of Calgary, Alberta, Rosemarie Majeran of Lethbridge, Alberta, Larry (Susie) Tress of Burns Lake, British Columbia, Leona (Robert) Strom of Turner Valley, Alberta, David (Becky) Tress of Henderson, Nevada, Kathy(Kevin) Aris of Calgary, Alberta and Tim (Donna) Tress of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; twenty grandchildren and twenty three and growing great-grandchildren and three of Regina’s siblings. Frank was predeceased by his infant daughter Sharon Ann in April, 1949, his parents Josef, in 1959, Anna in 1970 and all twelve of his siblings. Frank was also predeceased by the spouses of his siblings. Also, Frank was predeceased by his father in law Frank Morhart and mother in law Anne Oberderfer; five of Regina’s siblings including identical twins Zach Morhart and Frank Morhart. A special thank you to the staff of Crescent Park Retirement Villa and Extendicare Moose Jaw, who have taken care of Dad in the last few years of his life. Also, a thank you to cousin Glenda Eldstrom who did numerous errands for Mom and Dad in the last few years. A Prayers Service will take place Friday, November 22, 2019 at 7:00PM in the W.J. Jones Chapel, 106 Athabasca St. E. Moose Jaw. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 10:00 AM at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, 1064 3rd Ave., NW., Moose Jaw. Father Tomy Mandapathil will preside. Interment will take place at Rosedale Cemetery. For those so wishing memorial donations may be made to the Moose Jaw Royal Canadian Legion Branch 59 (268 High St W, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 1S8) or St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (1064 3 Ave NW, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 3T9). In living memory of a memorial planting will be made by Jones - Parkview Funeral Services. Please sign the memorial register at website: www.wjjonesandson. com or (Obituaries).

Eunice Annie Rivers, aged 94 years of Moose Jaw, SK passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 21st, 2019 at the Regina General Hospital, in the thoughts and prayers of her family and friends. Eunice was born on her grandparent’s farm, the J.D Gardner Farm that was established in 1912 in the Mortlach district in the Kalamazoo area. She was delivered by midwife Miss Moody to her parents Edith and Frank Gardner. Being an only child, Eunice was very close to her parents. After her father passed away, Eunice took care of her mother, who was also a very independent woman living in her home until she passed away, the same house that Eunice was residing in at the time of her passing. She attended Kalamazoo School to grade 10 and attended grades 11 and 12 at Mortlach High School. Eunice moved to Moose Jaw in 1943 to work at the S.S. Kresge Co. She first worked in various departments before starting at the Lunch Counter, becoming the Food Manageress in 1956 and retiring in 1990 after 47 years of service. She enjoyed working at Kresge’s, which later became known outside of Moose Jaw as Kmart of Canada. Eunice loved the many Moose Javians she met while working and she never forgot anybody. She had a wonderful memory for faces and names, and was always interested in people’s lives and families. One day, she met a dashing, dapper, distinguished gentleman, Stanley H. J. Rivers, just back from serving overseas as an Air Frame Mechanic. Five years later, they would become Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Rivers, and were married in St. Andrew’s Church. Following a Calgary honeymoon, they took up residence at 212 Iroquois St W in Moose Jaw. Eunice and Stan were active in many service clubs which included the Royal Canadian Legion, The Army, Navy, Air Force Veterans, the Elks Club, and the 601 Squadron at the Air Force Base. They enjoyed dancing, especially to big band music, and they had a special rapport with each other and the music as they moved. After Stan’s passing in 1999, Eunice became even more involved in the community. She established a Bursary in Stan’s name with the Royal Canadian Legion which was awarded to students in the high schools. She liked to meet with each student and get to know a little bit about them. Eunice became a very involved member of the Moose Jaw Cosmo Centre. She organized the Craft and Trade Fairs, loved to go to the Saturday dances where she sold tickets, and also served on the Board of Directors. Eunice and Stan spent many wonderful times with Harry and Betty, Stan’s brother and sister-in-law, along with their nieces and nephews, and attended many celebrations with them. They travelled extensively, which included: two World Series, trips to the Caribbean, England, France, Germany and Holland, bus tours to the Maritimes and Eastern United States, California and Alaska, as well as several cruises. Eunice’s feline companions were very important to her after Stan’s passing, especially Smokey, whom she travelled with to various cat shows. Later on she adopted Mitzie, and then Nipper, who was her companion at the time of her passing. She was predeceased by her husband, Stan; brothers-in-law, Cameron and Harry (Betty); and sister-in-law, Lily. Eunice will be lovingly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; as well as her honorary nephew, Keith and special cousin, Ron. A very special thank you to the many people who assisted Eunice over the years, as well as special caregivers Audra Zolmer, Florence Talbot, Doreen Bye, and Dorothy Oleynek, and Lee Luker who took care of Nipper during Eunice’s many vacations and recent hospital stays. Thank you also to the doctors and nurses at the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital and the Regina General Hospital. Eunice would like to be remembered for being a good person and asks her family and friends to keep positive and live your life to the fullest. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 30th, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in Parkview Funeral Chapel, 474 Hochelaga St W., Moose Jaw. Reverend Deacon Arleen Champion will officiate and interment will take place at Sunset Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Eunice’s name may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Sask, Unit 26 - 1738 Quebec Ave, Saskatoon SK S7K 1V9 or The Moose Jaw Humane Society, PO Box 1658, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 7K7. In living memory of Eunice, a memorial planting will be made by Jones - Parkview Funeral Services. Please sign the memorial register at website: or (Obituaries).



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Please note that coming events are placed where space is available and that priority is given to local non-profit groups and organizations. GOOD FOOD BOX – Hunger in Moose Jaw, contact Kathleen Dempkey 306.693.0754: 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. ACFMJ FRENCH CLASSES –Beginner 1.2 (I know some French) Tuesdays November 26/December 3; Franco-practique (casual studying and conversation) Thursdays 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 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. MAGIC THE GATHERING will take place Wednesday Nov 27, at 6:30 p.m. 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. Festival of Words Book Club will take place on Thursday, November 28 from 2:30 – 3:30 at the Public Library. The Book Club is open to all interested adults and no registration is required.The featured book this month: Akin by Emma Donoghue. Akin is a novel written with tenderness and psychological intensity which tells the tale of love, loss and family between a retired New York professor and his greatnephew. Emma Donoghue is Irish born and now lives in Canada. Copies are available on a first-come-first-served basis from the Library for anyone wishing to take part in the discussion. Admission is free. Everyone is welcome. STEPPING INTO CHRISTMAS presented by Christmas in Our Hearts and Homes will be held on Friday, November 29 at 7 p.m. 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. THE MILKMAN’S SONS Live at the Eagles Club in Moose Jaw on Saturday, November 30. Tickets only $10. Advance tickets are available at the club. Tickets selling fast. The Milkman’s Sons is one of the Top Cover bands in Saskatchewan. The Milkman’s Sons perform a song list made to please a wide variety of people, from Classic Rock to Modern Rock, Blues to Country, plus a few surprises. They have performed to packed houses at some of the top venues and festivals including Scotty’s Tournament of Hearts, CCA Rodeo Finals, House of Blues Chicago, Casino Regina, Craven Country Thunder Beer Gardens. THE ROTARY CLUB OF MOOSE JAW WAKAMOW IS HOSTING A PHOTO WITH SANTA EVENT on Saturday, Nov. 30 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Gingerbread House (Wakamow Rotary Tree Stand) at the Co-op Gas Bar on First Avenue NW. Parents, bring your own camera for a photo/selfie with Santa! Free candy canes and hot chocolate available. POTTERY SHOW & SALE with pottery by Jeanette Rattee will be held on SUNDAY, DEC. 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 21 LEWRY CRESCENT. 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 NonRestricted 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@ MOOSE JAW HOMEGROWN FARMERS MARKET is moving indoors and will be on Sunday, Dec. 8, and Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Timothy Eatons Centre, 510 Main St N. Tempt your taste buds with local delights such as pastry, bread, candy, honey, jams and jellies, There will also be homemade bath & beauty products, home décor, handmade jewelry, homemade dog treats, hand knitted items, homemade wine, and much more. MOOSE JAW BUSINESSMEN’S CLUB CHRISTMAS FEST featuring comedian Rob Pue and Comedian Ventriloquist Damien James will be held on Saturday, December 7 at the Moose Jaw Exhibition Grounds. Cost $100pp. Contact your local MJBC member or call 306.631.8893. HERITAGE SINGERS CHRISTMAS CONCERT on Sunday, December 8 at 2:30 p.m. at Central Lutheran Church, 27 Hochelaga St. W. Refreshments to follow. A CHRISTMAS HAM & TURKEY BINGO hosted by the Knights of Columbus, Father Gilpin Council #9760 will be held on Sunday December 8 at Church of Our Lady Community Centre. Doors open at 6 p.m. games start at 7 p.m. There will be a lunch counter. The whole family is welcome. ROTARY 75TH CAROL FESTIVAL will be held from December 9 to 11, Monday-Wednesday, starting at 7 p.m. 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 . Group or Single Performers; Vocal or instrumental. THE ANNUAL KEEP CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS LIGHTING CONTEST is being held by the Knights of Columbus Father Gilpin Council #9760. There is no charge to enter. Entry forms are available on the website or you can contact Pat Meuse at 306-692-8111. Judging will take place on Saturday, 14 December starting at 6:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for the top three entries. A CHRISTMAS LONG AGO at the Western Development Museum will be held on Sat. Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m./Sat. Dec. 21 from 10 2 p.m and Tues. Dec 24 at 10 a.m. only. Pre-registration is required, and regular admission applies. WDM members free. Young visitors are invited to learn about the festive season in Saskatchewan long ago, see what types of gifts were given and make an old-fashioned craft. Recommended for ages five years and up; families welcome. CHRISTMAS INN DINNER will take place on December 25 at 3:30 p.m. You need to pre-register to volunteer and/or attend by calling or text 306-6908001. Email – This year is the 41st presentation of the Christmas Inn Dinner at St. Andrew’s Church. The Christmas Inn has been celebrated since 1978 when it was initiated by Gerhardt and Dicky Scholten to promote fellowship and feasting as done in their homeland of Holland. Each year, the Christmas Inn is sponsored by the St. Andrew’s Outreach Committee. It provides a community time and a meal for anyone alone at Christmas. It takes many volunteers and donations so that individuals, couples or families can enjoy and share the celebration in a homelike atmosphere. Guests may bring a food contribution to the meal but this is not essential. 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. FOOT CARE CLINIC for Legion Members – November 27th - please call for an appointment MONTHLY CRIBBAGE TOURNAMENT – Wednesday, November 27th @ 1:30 p.m. – in the lounge $5/person – prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd. Sign up at the Legion or call 306-693-9688 – EVERYONE WELCOME ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TRADE FAIR - Saturday, November 30th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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



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ONGOING PROGRAMS: EVERY WEEKDAY. Please check with MJ & District Seniors to find out what these are. 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 Saturday, December 7 – Social Dance featuring “Dennis 7 Curtis Ficor”. 8:00 pm - Midnight with lunch to follow. $14.00 Sunday, December 8 – Farmers Market 10 am – 2 pm Saturday December 14 – Military Whist Tournament 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Cost $12.00 Sunday, December 15 – Farmers Market 10 am – 2 pm COSMO SENIORS’ CENTRE, 235 Third Ave. N.E. For more information call (306) 692-6072. MINI CRIBBAGE TOURNAMENT on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26 @1pm. Cost 5 includes prizes and snack. COSMO CRIBBAGE LEAGUE on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28 @7pm. Cost $2includes prizes. ARMY NAVY AND AIR FORCE VETERANS, 279 High St. W. Phone 306.693.1656. 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! All Events are Open to Everyone. General Meeting- Tuesday Dec 10th -All ANAVETS members are encouraged to attend. 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 in advance. 2020 Memberships are now available for purchase. 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 LINE DANCING CLASSES every Monday from 10-11:30am at Church of Our Lady, 566 Vaughn St. Cost $3 per class. Everyone welcome. For more information call Donna Douglas @306.692.7365. MOOSE JAW CONCERT BAND: If you play an instrument, you are welcome to join the Moose Jaw Concert Band. Rehearsals are Thursdays at 7:15 p.m. in the Vanier Collegiate Band room. If you need more info, please e-mail . ASPERGER’S PEER SUPPORT GROUP for Adults meets at Moose Jaw Public Library the last Monday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Come and share ideas, experiences and have some fun. For more info call CMHA at 306.692.4240. TUESDAYS BINGO at Church of Our Lady Parish Hall; 7 p.m. start. Doors open at 6 p.m. MOOSE JAW MULTICULTURAL COUNCIL INC. WOMEN’S GROUP meets every Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Church of God Basement, 50 Hochelaga St. E. Practice English; coffee & snacks; build new friendships; clothing swaps; activities & support. Everyone Welcome. Places for children to play. Contact Melissa for more information at 306-693-4677. MOOSE JAW BAND CITY BAND: Band practices held Monday evenings 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. in the Legion (upstairs ballroom), 268 High Street W. Can you play a reed or brass instrument? Amateur or advanced musicians welcome. Bring your favorite swing melodies. To learn more, come to band practice or contact the band leader at 693-6262. SEA CADETS is Open to Teens 12-18: the program is free and is sponsored by the Department of National Defence and the Navy League branch. You have the opportunity to learn to sail, learn rope work and other ship operations as in navigation semaphore and communication, and also have the opportunity to travel with the Sea Cadet deployments to places like India, Japan and other coastal communities, You can go to summer camp for 2,3 or 4-week courses and you are given a training bonus, so that’s like getting paid to go to camp. Cadets meet Monday nights at 6:30 p.m. at the Armouries at the top of Main St.

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have been gifted in 1910, and help decorate the Christmas tree, and even take part in a holiday-themed craft using only era-appropriate materials. “[We make] a Christmas card using materials that would have been available during 1910, so we don’t use squeeze bottles of glue or glue sticks,” said Rasmussen. “We actually have little jars of glue and the students use a wooden stick to spread it when they’re sticking their pieces together.” The whole program is very interactive, featuring a number of hands-on artifacts that aid the story, and Rasmussen thinks that’s what makes it so special. “It really is a neat program and I think it’s unlike anything else that we do here in Moose Jaw, so I encourage folks to come out to it,” said Rasmussen. Rasmussen has always had rave reviews of the program, especially since they added a public program time on Dec. 24. “Last year was the first year we added the Christmas Eve date and it went over very well,” said Rasmussen. With nearly 500 students already registered through their schools and a lot of interest from the public, Rasmussen hinted that there are still a few spots left for both the classroom tours and the public program.

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