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With Canadian Blood Services develop camaraderie. usually in need of donations, doz“It’s like a coffee group, where we can ens of residents stepped forward shoot the breeze,” he said. “It’s somerecently to help give the gift of life. times the only time I see them in two About 135 people rolled up their months.” sleeves on Dec. 3 at the Golden Giving blood is easy to do, Toni added. Nugget Centre to make a donation It isn’t that painful, the body can recovduring Canadian Blood Services’ er from it easily, while it’s also import(CBS) monthly clinic in Moose ant to make a difference in others’ lives. Jaw. The main CBS office in ReWearing a red vest, Bob O’Reilly exgina normally sends mobile clinics plained he had been a volunteer with throughout southern SaskatcheCanadian Blood Services since 2006. wan since the clinic in the Queen That was the year when doctors told City is the only hard location. him he had to stop giving blood since For Dale Toni, this was his 183rd they thought he had suffered a miniblood donation. He explained it stroke. Before that occurred, however, had become almost a habit, espehe had reached 129 donations. cially since he has been giving for He was upset when he couldn’t give Heather Gardiner (left) speaks with Canadian Blood the last 50 years. He began giving anymore, but perked up when he learned Services’ Jan Barwell during a clinic at the Golden Nugwhen he was in his 20s in univerhe could volunteer instead. O’Reilly get Centre on the exhibition grounds on Dec. 3. This was sity after his grandmother was afhas come to enjoy volunteering since Gardiner’s fifth time giving. Photo by Jason G. Antonio fected by cancer and needed severhe can meet people and interact with al units of blood. regular givers. He joked it’s also a good Although his blood was not compatible with hers, Toni thought he way to spend an afternoon. could still help in some way. O’Reilly decided to start giving blood in his early 20s in 1969 since “It makes me feel good to help somebody else,” he continued. “You his mother needed a blood transfusion when he was a child. Giving do things and you get into a routine. When I can’t give — because turned out to be the right choice, since he pointed out he felt full of I’m sick, let’s say — I feel disappointed.” energy a couple of days after giving, likely when his body had startBesides being able to help three people with one donation, another ed to build back up his blood supply. positive aspect of giving that Toni appreciates is how a community “I think everybody should (give),” O’Reilly added. “It’s the human atmosphere has developed at the clinic. He pointed out he is able to thing to do if you can … . It makes you feel better after and it helps see almost the same people every two months, which allows them to (three) people.”

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Friendly City Optimist Club makes donations

The Friendly City Optimist Club donated $300 to the Moose Jaw Mom’s Group to assist them with their Christmas Party and gifts for the children. Pictured (left to right): Christine Turcotte (Optimist president), Michelle Hagan (Mom’s Group coordinator), Rob Barber (Optimist treasurer). Missing from photo is Maegan Nestman (Mom’s Group co-facilitator).

The Optimist Club also donated $1,500 to Vanier Collegiate for their Family Christmas Supper. The students in the picture represent the Christmas Supper Sponsorship Committee, who adopted their theme to be “By Vanier. For Vanier.” Pictured: back row, left to right: Rob Barber (Optimist treasurer), Tristan Statham (student), Jessica Cripps (teacher), Carter Benallich (student), MacKenzie Hack (student), Christine Turcotte (Optimist president). Front row, left to right: Sydney Marshall (student), Amelia Mitchell (student), Delaney Townsend (student).

WDM’s Coffee Club to learn how Christmas celebrated a century ago Moose Jaw Express Staff

The Western Development Museum’s next Coffee Club get-together will feature a short program about how Christmas was celebrated more than 100 years ago on the Prairies. The Coffee Club will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 10 a.m. and fill feature a more streamlined version of the family program, “A Christmas Long Ago,” which is also run for schools and the public in December. This abbreviated program will feature only the story portion — no crafts — to accommodate the timeframe and general audience of the club. Attendees will learn how the festive season was celebration in Saskatchewan more than a century ago, as they travel back in time to grandmother’s house in rural Saskatchewan to hear how grandmother and grandfather prepared for their Christmas company, and see what types of gifts were given. The program will feature a photo slideshow as well as hands-on artifacts that visitors can touch. Following the program, guests can enjoy coffee and cookies. Since space is limited, anyone interested in attending should RSVP prior to Tuesday, Dec. 17 by calling 306-693-5989 or emailing moosejaw.ed@wdm.ca. It will cost $3 to drop in; WDM members get in free.

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Saskatchewan needs to review immigration by investment regulations When the Canadian immigrations law changed to allow easier access to landed immigrant status for persons investing in Canadian business and moving here, the politicians approving the new regulation crowed with enthusiasm. The new investors would bring much-needed capital to Canada and relieve many aging business owners from the hunt for buyers. Those critics who suggested there is something wrong in allowing new immigrants to buy their way to landed immigrant status were dismissed as kooks. The path to immigration has been littered with examples of poor decisions from some small town businesses being acquired and shuttered once immigration regulations were met to unnecessary business failure. Some of the businesses acquired by immigrants have failed or not been as successful as they could have been simply because no one offered mentorship in Canadian business and cultural practices to the new immigrants. That should have been a responsibility of the government running the program.

One of the most spectacular announcements involved the wholesale mall planned for Dundurn. The mall was supposed to feature dozens of Chinese businesses with wholesale priced merchandise in this village near Saskatoon. The venture never materialized in Dundurn, but the company eventually acquired land in the scandal-plagued Global Transportation Hub where a development sells condo outlets under the Global Trade and Exhibition Centre (GTEC). The very idea of a wholesale outlet mall in a sparsely populated province like Saskatchewan defies logic. Consider the rapid takeover of retail and wholesale operations by online ventures and such an outlet makes even less commercial sense. Recently the Saskatchewan government disallowed the GTEC as a way to become eligible for immigrant status. This action was only taken after a CBC expose pointing out the GTEC wholesale condo units were sold with the promise they made buyers eligible for landed immigrant status.

Along with banning GTEC units for the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program, the province also removed eligibility for co-operatives, home-based businesses and real estate rental properties. All government programs are subject to abuse by those using them. The buy-your-immigration status is no exception. The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program has been a successful part of policy to attract skilled workers and business owners. These recently exposed abuses show the need for a thorough review of the program and, if necessary, an overhaul to avoid abuses. Canada already has a reputation as an easy place to launder money. Why allow abuse of immigration law? Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@sasktel.net

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Larissa Kurz Moose Jaw’s arm of Amnesty International has been dormant for the last two years, but member and founder Lorna Arnold was ready to revive the group once again. Arnold and the two remaining members have been hard at work organizing a reboot of the Moose Jaw club, which began by taking part in Amnesty International’s annual Write for Rights campaign on Dec. 10. Write for Rights is an international letter-writing campaign that is purposely planned to take place on Human Rights Day every year, to address human rights violations internationally. Amnesty International selects ten human rights cases to highlight, all of which are from countries that have signed the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and encourages people to write letters, share Tweets, and sign petitions supporting these actions. This year, one of the cases featured is someplace close to The Amnesty International Write for Rights campaign home: Grassy Narrows, Ont. The campaign will collect is a letter-writing blitz organized to put pressure on letters to send to the Government of Canada calling for human rights violations around the world. (credit: action on the continued issue of mercury poisoning in the Shutterstock.com) English-Wabigoon River, which has seriously affected the health and traditions of the community for decades. Other cases include 15-year-old Magai Matiop, who has been sentenced to death in South Sudan, and José Adrián, a deaf teen who was wrongly brutalized by police in Mexico over vandalism he didn’t do. The influx of messages and publicity from Amnesty International can make an incredible difference in every case. For many, the support has secured release from imprisonment and stopped torture practices, among other things. For other cases, letters written to the individuals have bolstered their hope. While writing a letter may seem like a small action to offer, Arnold emphasized that every word can make an incredible difference. “Even the actions that supposedly were not successful, the people who are released from prison however many years down the road look back and can see that, at the time of the action, all of a sudden they got better food, they got health care, there was less abuse of the prisoners in their cell,” said Arnold. In Moose Jaw, the Amnesty International hosted a public letter-writing on Dec. 10, with a number of pre-written letters and letter templates for those wanting to take part in the Write for Rights campaign. Although the campaign focuses on Dec. 10 as a day of action, taking part in the movement has no due date. The Wright for Rights website offers all the information and resources needed to get involved, as well as the option to sign up for updates or participate online. Although it’s possible to be involved with Amnesty International purely through the web, Arnold finds that activism deserves to have a community of support. “If it wasn’t for the support of the groups, how they helped me process these stories about the things that have happened to these people,” said Arnold. “I probably would have dropped it years ago because it was emotionally too draining.” Currently, around 2.8 million people are a part of Amnesty International, working to protect human rights around the world, and Arnold hopes that Moose Jaw will join the cause. She welcomes anyone to join the Amnesty International Facebook group, and to stop by at the weekly meetings that will begin after the Write for Rights event, every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church.

European farmers doing better than Canada in CETA deal By Ron Walter - For Agri-Mart Express

Canadian agriculhas benefitted EXPRESS ture less than European farms from a trade deal that came into force two years ago. Since Canada and the European Union started the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) in 2017 Europe’s share of farm exports has increased. Canada’s share has declined. European exports of beef, pork and other food products increased 10 per cent while Canadian ag exports to the EU have declined by that percentage. Canadian pork exports have been stuck at $4 million a

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Canada Post helps stop parcel thieves In this season that is supposed to be favouring goodwill to all, there are some among us who do nothing to deserve the goodwill of othJoyce Walter ers. For instance, how much For Moose Jaw Express goodwill could possibly be ronjoy@sasktel.net afforded to individuals who steal parcels from doorsteps, collection boxes from charitable agencies, wheelchairs and vans from the physically challenged, scooters from seniors who no longer drive and cannot safely walk any distance? Police reports from around the country regularly report such incidents, bringing with them outrage and condemnation from law-abiding and decent citizens, who in turn try to assist the victims. One of the growing offences seems to be the theft of parcels that are left in unsecured spots on the front steps of residents who have ordered parcels from online outlets. In New York City, reports indicate, 90,000 packages a day disappear from New York City addresses, an increase of 20 per cent in four years. In Texas, package thieves could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted, surely a punishment that would turn criminals to another lifestyle. That remains to be seen. A survey of 1,500 Canadians suggests one in four had packages stolen from their porches. Canada Post is looking after its customers by not leaving parcels in full view of potential thieves. Delivery drivers ring the doorbell and if no one answers, will take the parcel away, leaving a notification of attempted delivery and advising where the parcel may be claimed — at the post office or recognized postal outlets in retail stores. It might be inconvenient to have to chase after a parcel, but at least the merchandise in the parcel will eventually get into the proper hands. Canada Post should be commended for taking this course of action, and even more so, should be praised for doing parcel deliveries on the weekends before Christmas in an attempt to keep up with the influx of parcels being directed through the post office. What to do if you think a parcel is missing — call the sender, track the delivery, and certainly, stop credit card payment, and call the police with pertinent information. This surge in parcel thievery is an excellent reason to shop at local businesses whenever possible, keeping money in the community and thumbing one’s nose at thieves who are too lazy to get a job, or do their own shopping. Joyce Walter can be reached at ronjoy@sasktel.net The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication. Send your letters to the editor to: letters@mjvexpress.com or 888-241-5291 All columns, letters to the editor and editorials are solely the personal opinions of the writers themselves and not necessarily the opinions of The Moose Jaw Express. The contents of this publication are the property of the Moose Jaw Express. Reproduction of any of the contents of this publication, including, but without limiting the generality of the following: photographs, artwork and graphic designs, is strictly prohibited. There shall be no reproduction without the express written consent of the publisher. All ads in the Moose Jaw Express are published in good faith without verification. The Moose Jaw Express reserves the right to refuse, classify, revise or censor any ads for any reason in its sole discretion. This paper may include inaccuracies or errors. The Moose Jaw Express does not under any circumstances accept responsibility for the accuracy or otherwise of any ads or messages in any of the publications editions. The Moose Jaw Express specifically disclaims all and any liability to advertisers and readers of any kind for loss or damage of any nature what-so-ever and however arising, whether due to inaccuracy, error, omission or any other cause. All users are advised to check ad and message details carefully before entering into any agreement of any kind and before disclosing personal information. If in doubt, please take legal advice.

Rotary Club of Moose Jaw Wakamow gives back with Christmas tree lot Shawn Slaght - Moose Jaw Express

Christmas trees are flying off the Rotary Club of Moose Jaw Wakamow’s tree lot as people get into the holiday spirit. The club says they are already about half sold out and the remaining trees will not last long. “We are hoping by the end of next week we will be sold out,” Rotarian Karen Nagel said. This year’s trees include a wide variety including Balsam, Fraser Fir and Spruce trees. The Rotary Club took over the tree lot, located at the Moose Jaw Co-op parking lot, from the Kiwanis Club about five years ago. The two clubs spent many years as partners running the lot. This is one of the Rotary Club’s major fundraisers of the year with money going to a variety of organizations including Joe’s Place, Moose Jaw Health Foundation and the Moose Jaw Public Library’s Children’s program. “We focus on children, literacy and health,” Hagel said. Kevin Pavier was at the lot on Saturday picking out his family’s Christmas tree. He says he gets his tree every year from the Rotary Club.

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Rotarian Glenn Hagel sorts through trees at the Rotary Club’s Christmas tree lot on Thursday. Photo by Shawn Slaght

“We know that Rotary does a good job so we like to support them,” Pavier said. The lot is open Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.

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While travelling through the Moose Jaw Region, I read your November 27 Reflective Moments article written by Joyce Walter on “Where will we move. . .” An interesting article. However, what are the real facts? 1. You state that “. . . our own premier (Scott Moe) seems to be tagging along like a lapdog to the leadership of Alberta’s premier”. In your next related sentence you make a statement to the effect of (Scott Moe) taking Saskatchewan out of Canada. 2. By the above statements you are branding Alberta Premier Jason Kenney as a “Separatist”. (Potentially taking Alberta out of Canada?) 3. Have you not researched the facts?

What position does Premier Kenney in fact hold on this subject? Don’t you know that? • Kenney is an avowed federalist? • He’s in your camp on this subject! So, if, as you suggest; Scott Moe’s views on this subject are similar to Jason Kenney’s views; then separation from Canada is not on Scott Moe’s agenda. The separatist topic is someone else’s agenda. Regards Ron Plett

Derelict Property 1511 Hastings St. This morning while my wife and I were having coffee, I looked at her and realized how lucky I am to be married to this wonderful lady. Unfortunately, we live next door to an abandoned house that has been left to decay, maybe in part because the city was licensing the house as a kennelling facility. Could this be why the owners abandoned the property 16 years ago after the smell got too bad and the interior became unliveable? During this time, we were repeatedly told there was nothing the city could do because they had a kennelling licence. So the house was the kennelling facility? DOG BYLAW Bylaw No. 4495 Date of Passage November 16, 1987 22. The operation of any kennel within the City shall be subject to approval from the Medical Health Officer for the City, and the kennel shall comply with the provisions of any City of Moose Jaw Zoning Bylaw relating to the operation of kennels within the City. (d) “Kennel” means any structure, but does not include: (ii) the dwelling house of an ordinary member of the Canadian Kennelling Club. Zoning Bylaw 5346 6.1 R5 Residential (Acreage) R7 Residential (Fringe Area) My wife was terrified of a fire, because kids were able to enter through the back patio door. One evening my wife thought she heard kids in the house and she called the police. Two young officers entered the back door but quickly exited out the front door hacking and gagging, and spitting up on the front lawn. The officers asked me to fasten plywood on the patio door so no one could enter the house. From this point on, I chased the kids out of the yard. This was also the first time I called the fire department, to ask for a fire inspection, I was told “they couldn’t go on the property because of the regulations.”

I called bylaw enforcement and a kind lady was able to clean up the yard but apologized because she couldn’t do more. I appreciated this lady’s honesty and will always respect her for trying to help. 11 years ago, I spoke with a local realtor who came up and gave me an opinion on the properties effect on the sale of our property. 1. We could lose from $10,000 to $30,000. 2. That’s if we could get someone to make an offer on our home. Moose Jaw PROPERTY MAINTENANCE AND NUISANCE BYLAW Bylaw 5484 (n) “Nuisance” means a Property that: (iii) ​Substantially depreciates the value of other land or improvements in the vicinity. I again called the fire department for a fire inspection, the kind lady had to check, but again I was told, “the fire inspector couldn’t go on the property”; you guessed it because of the regulations. I was able to get a fire inspection after I called the local MLA, the inspector was from Regina. 1. The house shouldn’t be here. 2. We could lose a substantial portion of our home in the event of a fire. We’ve lived next to this property over 30 years; 1500 Hastings has never been a fringe or acreage area. I decided to go public because various city officials use silence, misinformation and lying rather than seriously dealing with this property. The city of Moose Jaw is a wonderful city, but city hall needs a serious shakeup. I will expose those that have done little or nothing and compliment those that have tried to help us “resolve” this Derelict Property over the next while. Carter Currie


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Twin View Livestock collects numerous titles at Agribition 2019 Larissa Kurz

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certainly a real honour for us and something we don’t take lightly.” Twin View Livestock is a purebred Gelbvieh and Simmental cattle operation located between Parkbeg and Chaplin, and the ranch is already well-known for its excellent genetic line and quality herd after just three years of operation. Barnett and Birch both hail from cattle ranching backgrounds, with Barnett having grown up around Moose Jaw ranching with his family’s purebred Simmental operation, and returned to southern Saskatchewan from Alberta to put their expertise to work. “We’ve been very fortunate the last three years since we’ve been operating under Twin View,” said Birch. “It has been unbelievable in terms of the amount of work that goes into that.” “We have a lifetime of experience, both of us,” said Barnett. “This week was really a nice, rewarding week, but it’s not just about this day or this week. It’s really about years of a breeding program and breeding cattle that are constantly improving.” Birch and Barnett have worked extremely hard to build their name as quality Gelbvieh breeders. Twin View Livestock shows cattle all over western Canada, from Edmonton, Alta. to Brandon, Man., and each exhibition and title only helps to improve their reputation.

Proceeds from Families for Change Christmas project to benefit humane society Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

If you’re rushed this Christmas and can’t find the time to wrap those gifts, then Moose Jaw Families for Change has the solution for you that also benefits a community organization. The second annual Christmas for a Cause kicked-off with volunteers with Families for Change wrapping items Mariah Horsnall and Melyssa Bunce help wrap Christat South Hill Fine Foods mas gifts at South Hill Fine Foods on Dec. 3, as part and taking donations for of Moose Jaw Families for Change’s Christmas for a the Moose Jaw Humane Cause fundraiser. Photo by Jason G. Antonio Society. Volunteers also wrapped gifts at Safeway and Co-op and will again be at the Co-op grocery store next Tuesday, Dec. 17 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and on Saturday Dec. 21, as well as the Kinsmen Inclusion Centre from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Moose Jaw Families for Change (MJFFC) is working with Heritage Insurance on this initiative and worked with them last year as well, explained MJFFC spokeswoman Katie Statler. More than $1,100 was raised in 2018 for Flirting with Fido, a non-profit and foster-based organization in Victoria, British Columbia that rescues and re-homes dogs. MJFFC decided to stick with the theme of animals and chose the humane society as the recipient for its Christmas for a Cause initiative this year. “We were trying to think about the holidays and Christmas and what are some of the stressors people face at Christmas,” Statler said. “The big thing is, some people either don’t have the time to wrap their gifts or it’s also an added cost to go and buy all the added accessories. “So we have all of those accessories, so (it’s about) convenience and to help decrease the stress at the holiday time. And to make people feel good that they brought their gifts in to help a local charity.” For more information, call 306-693-2271.

Grand Champion Bull AWB Twin View Mayweather 39F ET, co-owned by Twin View Livestock and Ledgerwood Gelbvieh from Clarkson, Washington. (Credit: Show Champions Photography) Their 2019 Grand Champion bull is even headed to Denver, Colorado in the next few weeks as an entry in the upcoming National Western Stock Show, taking the brand further than just Canadian soil. The title wins are just one small piece in the long-term marketing plan for these cattle, not only as an individual brand but as a breed entirely. Birch and Barnett treat each exhibition as a chance to market their breed as best they can. “We’re not one of the major breeds, we’re one of the smaller ones. It’s important for us when we’re exhibiting our cattle, not only to promote and show off our pro-

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Tucked in among the tables of crafts, baking, and Christmas items at the Legion Christmas Craft Trade Show was a booth selling an ointment to manage pain from a host of ailments. Distributor Grant Currie of Saskatoon and his family use the Muscle Check product. “I use it for gout,” he said. “My wife uses it for arthritis.” Made from natural products like beeswax, virgin olive oil, tea tree oil, castor oil, wintergreen leaf oil, and other such substances, the company suggests the ointment relieves pain from sore muscles, arthritis, rheumatism, hip pain, sciatic back pain, gout, foot pain and finger pain among others. The company recommends consulting a doctor before using. A steady flow of visitors attended the show with much attention focussed on the tables of home baking made by Legion volunteers. Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@sasktel.net

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About three years ago Ashley things like candies, a blanket, warm slipArmstrong wanted to find a pers, things like that,” Armstrong said. way to help others, so she startThis year has been one of the most suced Christmas Spirit for Seniors cessful years. Last year, 43 tags were in Moose Jaw. signed out and gifts given to seniors. The program allows the public This year, Armstrong made 97 tags and to purchase a gift for a senior only a handful remain. in Moose Jaw who otherwise “I decided it was cutoff because I had 97 wouldn’t be receiving a gift tags and I was a little nervous about not this Christmas. everybody getting a gift, so next year — She came up with the idea afif this year goes great — we’ll try and ter reminiscing about visiting double the number again,” she said. from grandma and great grandOnce the gifts are bought, they can be father in care homes and how Ashley Armstrong shows the Christmas brought to Sahara Spa on Dec. 19 or many of the residents spent tree and tags for Christmas Spirit for Se- Cask 82 at 5 p.m. that evening for a gift Christmas sitting in their rooms niors at the Sahara Spa. Photo by Shawn wrapping party. all alone. “We always need help in the end. On the Slaght “A few years ago I had a sucdays we are getting ready to deliver, I cessful career change, we had a mean there are 97 gifts. I have to orgalittle extra and I thought what nize everything into the location where can I do to help people? I thought about the seniors and just they are going, go through my checklist, make sure every a gift on Christmas Eve just to know someone is thinking single gift that was requested is here,” Armstrong said. about them,” Armstrong said. The gifts will be delivered to five senior homes in Moose The program is run by Armstrong and a couple of volun- Jaw on Christmas Eve, up from three homes last year. teers that starting organizing in July. They began collecting The program is also open to individual nominations as well. names from mid-October to Dec. 1. Although there haven’t been many, Armstrong hopes to see Gift tags were put up on a Christmas tree at Sahara Spa more nominations next year. with a location code, a first name and what that person Information on how to great involved with Christmas Spirwould like for Christmas. People can sign out a tag, and it for Seniors is available at Sahara Spa or their Facebook buy the gift for the senior. page. “We ask everyone to try and bump it up to $20 with extra

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MJPS talks firearms and department training for police academy demo Larissa Kurz

Cst. Rod Zoerb and Cst. Mel Ziffle with the Moose Jaw Police Service are just two members certified to facilitate firearms training sessions for MJPS officers, and they shared a rundown of the weapons that MJPS members are trained to use on the ground. MJPS members have access to a handful of different weapons, all of which they are authorized to use in situations that call for a higher level use of force response. In addition to a Taser and baton, MJPS officers carry a pistol, kept in a holster on their person at all times. The standard issue sidearm currently in use is a generation four Glock pistol, which uses 40 caliber rounds in a 15-round magazine. All officers carry three magazines at all times — one loaded in the pistol, and two additional on their belt. Their sidearm always has a bullet loaded in the chamber while on duty, for a total of 46 rounds on their person. All members must fire a minimum of 30 rounds with their sidearm each year, all of which must land in the centre mass zone of the standard-issue target, in order to remain certified to carry a sidearm. Officers often spend their own time in the range training for this, and the MJPS went through about 30,000 practice rounds last year — bullets used during target practice and drills as they are cheaper than the duty rounds used during regular patrol. MJPS members also undergo other tactical training regularly, such as building-clearing exercises, pistol manipulation drills, and Taser practice. Sidearm safety measures are priority The model 22 Glock features a built-in safety system, comprised of three different mechanisms that prevent the sidearm from firing unless there is a deliberate pull of the trigger. According to the manufacturer, the safety system is meant to make accidental firing nearly impossible. “[Glock] claims you can take the gun, load it, throw it off a three-story building or do whatever you need it to do, and it will never accidentally go off,” said Zoerb. “The only thing that can defeat [those safeties] is an intentional trigger pull.” For this reason, MJPS officers follow a very strict “trigger rule,” unique to policing, to avoid accidental gunshots — the index finger remains outside of the trigger guard until the decision to fire is absolute. Every trigger pull has to be a deliberate

Cst. Zoerb explained how the safeties on his holster work, and prevent the sidearm from falling out or being removed by someone other than himself.

week. There’s so much more stuff that we do as police officers, patrol people especially,” said Ziffle. Preparedness is important, said both constables, because handling a firearm is a serious situation that requires the appropriate proficiency to make those decisions. It’s an MJPS policy to release a statement every time an officer utilizes any of their weapons, and while it hasn’t been an often occurrence lately, the MJPS continuously takes training seriously to better prepare all members on duty. Details for this article were collected as part of the Moose Jaw Express’s attendance at the Community Police Academy.

Cst. Rod Zoerb showing Community Police Academy attendee Sherry Martens-Spearman how to fire the standard-issue pump-action rifle. decision. Because officers often find themselves in tense situations, both the safeties and the trigger rule are paramount. They avoid accidental misfires during physical altercations, as well as startled responses or instinctual grip responses in the hands. There are a number of firearm rules ingrained in MJPS officers, beginning during range practice, that are meant to be carried into the field with them — the trigger rule, as well as the policy of treating every firearm as if it is loaded and never pointing the muzzle of a gun at something you aren’t willing to destroy. “What we want is for them to know [these rules] by heart and consider these whenever they’re going to operate with their pistols out or use their firearms,” said Zoerb. Utilizing longer-range weapons for safety Patrol officers also carry a standard-issue Remington 870 12-gauge shotgun in their patrol vehicles, and a handful of specially trained officers operate a Colt C8, a semi-automatic carbine rifle for longer-range situations. For the most part, the Glock is a shortrange weapon, said Zoerb. With a range of less than 20 yards, the sidearm is not meant to be accurate at a distance. “This gun was built for close-quarter battle, that’s why it has the capacity to carry a lot of rounds — so you can spit a lot of rounds very quickly,” said Zoerb. To address this issue, officers carry longer-range weapons, like the pump-action shotgun which has a range of about 50 yards and the carbine rifle which is very accurate at much longer distances. “[The carbine] extended our range at gun calls, to perimeters where we can be across the street, behind a car, or behind cement retaining walls, and we can still reach out and interact with a person,” said Zoerb. Extending distance and range increases safety for officers, and creates more time to handle a situation. All officers wear body armour that is able to stop handgun rounds, but it’s not infallible. Officers are able to insert trauma plates into their body armour, which are steel plates that help protect against higher velocity bullets, like shotgun or carbine rounds.

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Networking mixer looking to connect and share local farmers’ experience Larissa Kurz

For anyone with an interest in ecological or organic farming, beekeeping, community gardening, or even just local food production, the Young Agrarians Mixer on Dec. 14 is the perfect place to find like-minded people. Young Agrarians is a B.C.-based organization that works on connecting local producers with each other, to foster a community in the farming industry — be it small, organic producers or larger livestock farmers, YA wants to see the conversation bloom. This is why local producer Allison Taylor, of Green Sister Gardens, is so excited to see YA host a mixer for the agriculture community here in Moose Jaw — the first time that YA has reached into Saskatchewan for a large-scale event. “The farmers here, especially small farmers, are really, really spread out throughout the province, so it’s kind of hard to build that community and this organization really helps that,” said Taylor. The mixer will include plenty of opportunities to meet and greet with other farmers, to ask questions about different agricultur-

al fields and hear the answers straight from producers themselves. Speakers Ian and Christina King will be present to share their experience as the owners and operators of Northwood Farm near Hafford, SK, specifically how they got started growing vegetables. There will also be a round-table opportunity, to discuss any topics or questions brought to the table by curious agrarians, as well as a chance to join the slideshow

presentation — where each attendee is welcome to bring up to 10 slides to present their journey to success. The event will also host a potluck supper open to everyone in attendance, as well as a mini-market for anyone who’d like to bring farm products to sell or trade. “We have both farmers coming from vegetable growing backgrounds to working with cattle and management of cattle-grazing, people who work with grain and farm-

ing,” said Taylor. “It’s really a great way to meet people who are doing a lot of different things within the province.” Young Agrarians has a growing presence in western Canada, reaching through Alberta and Manitoba to host events like this one. The mixer in Moose Jaw will be another tentative step into expanding to Saskatchewan, and hopefully bringing more Young Agrarian events to the province — more networking opportunities, farm tours workshops and even apprenticeships. Taylor encourages anyone interested in regenerative farming or the local agriculture scene to come out to the event. The mixer is entirely free and open to all ages, and organizers have made it easy to register. The Young Agrarians Mixer will take place at The Wandering Market at 461 Athabasca St. E, beginning at 1 p.m. The potluck supper will start at 6 p.m. Registration can be done by contacting organizer Dana Penrice at 1 (780) 914-628 or at alberta@youngagrarians.org. More information about the event is available on the Facebook event page.

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Would you go out for a beer with Conservative leader Andrew Scheer?

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The most compelling question in and out of the Conservative Party of Canada involves: should leader Andrew Scheer resign? Scheer spent the last week touring Canada supposedly to answer that question for himself and to shore up his support in a party with a history of eating its leaders if they

fail to perform to expectations. By most measures Scheer should have the party’s confidence. He won the highest percentage of votes, took the party up three points from 2015 and gained 21 seats. Not exactly a shoddy performance. Detractors will point out seven of those 21 new seats came from the Prairies where the mere mention of the name Trudeau elicits voter snarls comparable to an attacking pit bull. Those detractors will also point out that Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, beset by the Jody Wilson-Reybould scandal and the blackface episodes, among others, was at his most vulnerable. The missing an empty net on a breakaway comment by veteran Conservative Peter MacKay aptly underscores this sentiment. As one of the young Quebec Conservatives put it: Andrew Scheer was an unknown and had an opportunity to make himself known to Canadians, but they decided they didn’t want him as a leader. Any attempt to re-package himself will be seen as disingenuous, asserted the Scheer opponent. Scheer came across during the campaign as bland and

boring with an immature “gotcha” school boy grin when scoring points. His flip-flop responses to questions on abortion left voters wondering when he offered the real answer the next day, who did his thinking for him? Remember he wasn’t the top choice in the party leadership race. He narrowly won the race in a last-minute anybody-but-Maxime Bernier movement. The Conservative Party bears just as much blame for the inability to win as Scheer does. In an era where climate change issues are top of mind for two-thirds of voters the party’s policy barely acknowledged climate change. The federal Conservative Party has changed substantially since the amalgamation with the western-based Reform Party. What was once a party with a large proportion of “red Tories” holding centrist views has become dominated by right wingers with a large proportion of social conservatives. Historically, one-third of Canadian voters are solid small “c” conservatives. About one-quarter are left wingers espousing more government control and regulation. The remaining 32 per cent are centrist, somewhat neutral to the left or the right. To win an election the Conservative Party, any party, needs to win a nice slice of those centrist voters. The lack of a decent climate change policy, fear of spending cuts, fear of social conservative policies alienated those voters from Scheer. Nor did Scheer and company offer urban voters the kind of policies they would like. Unless Scheer and his party can convince urban voters it will adequately represent their interests, the Conservative Party is doomed to remain a largely rural-based party. In choosing their next leader Conservatives should ask: is this somebody voters would like to take out for a beer? Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@sasktel.net

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The catalogues of Christmas seasons past are still missed in this household. They are missed because without the help of the T. Eaton Company and Simpsons-Sears (later Sears), we older folks now have no idea what is “cool” and Joyce Walter desired by the young ’uns For Moose Jaw Express in the family. We are somewhat off the hook because our young ’uns are mostly grown up, physically, and would no longer get excited with toy drums and carpentry sets — given mostly to annoy the parents once we were out of sight. But it is still interesting to see what is available for this year’s Christmas gift exchange. Therefore, when retail flyers come to a mailbox near us, I browse with a keen eye to see if there’s anything that might appeal to the names on our gift list. My eye recently went immediately to a table top hockey game, being amazed that an item from our past is still a popular choice some decades later. We spent many hours with friends, playing on our hockey game. Of course when I played; my Cana-

diens always defeated the Maple Leafs, my eye-tohand co-ordination helping my goaltender stop the blazing shots from Housemate or other competitors. I think we donated that good-as-new hockey game to the Salvation Army. I just hope the Canadiens are still on the top of their game. Another item caught my eye: Poopsie Slime Surprise, a great value, the flyer proclaimed, at only $14.99. Further information said selected packages are part of the Poop Pack Series. Yikes. Slightly less disgusting was a package of Yucky Slime for a bigger price tag. For the youthful builders who want more than a hammer set, the deluxe play work bench and a power drill with some complementary tools for a separate price would certainly fulfil any construction yearnings. Flipping through the pages of this and other flyers, I noted that the colour of some household appliances seems to determine the price. Red, for instance, is more expensive than black for the same item. With sketchy details offered, one can only assume that the red appliance takes on more duties and the black one is the basic model. Then suddenly there it was in publications from two different companies, with varying degrees of capabilities, a definite nostalgia-inducing gift item for older recipients, and one that would satisfy the desire for

retro in younger generations. The name alone was an attention-grabber. Victrola. Anyone of an age older than 50 should have knowledge of that name. It was launched in 1906 by the Victor Talking Machine Company and was known for machines that would play music through a variety of means including various sizes of vinyl recordings. While the trademark faded over years, it was revived about three years ago, promising to bring “the same high quality, nostalgic turntables of the past.” And thus, for this Christmas gift opportunity, various outlets are offering the basic suitcase model which will play three speeds of vinyl. In addition there is a more modern style which also provides a Bluetooth capability — sounding a bit complicated for the older shopper. So there’s food for thought for the person who already has everything. And speaking of food, right in the middle of all the gadgets is another not-to-bebeaten idea — a 12 pack of Kraft Dinner. But hurry as there’s no rain checks available. Joyce Walter can be reached at ronjoy@sasktel.net The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.

Vandals damage interior of former YMCA building on Fairford Street Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

The former YMCA building on Fairford Street has been hit by vandalism after one or more culprits broke into the building and damaged one of the fitness rooms. The break-in occurred on Oct. 4, after employees with the parks and recreation department came across the damage the following day, explained parks director Derek Blais. Parks employees have visited the building every day conducting security checks since the City of Moose Jaw assumed control of the building after the YMCA shut down in July. The municipality had leased the land to the Y, while the organization owned the building. The vandals gained access after forcing open one of the external emergency exits. That would be a tough thing to do, Blais said, since someone would need a tool to crack open the door. “I’d prefer if (this vandalism) didn’t happen,” he continued. “I think it’s really sad that they would vandalize a building in our community, not only this building but any building or (even) someone’s house.” Damage occurred in one of the fitness rooms, with mirrors, internal windows and walls broken or damaged. It took parks employees a few days to clean up the mess. Blais estimated that the cost to replace just the mirrors would be $6,000. Municipal staff conduct daily security checks within the building and have reviewed all the access points to ensure they are chained up or barred to restrict access, said Blais. He was unwilling to say whether the municipality was taking extra steps to enhance the security of the structure for fear of “tipping anybody off.” “The steps we’ve taken are more in regards to our own staff safety and ensuring people aren’t going in there alone,” he continued. “That (if) there’s any visible sign of entry that we’re taking the proper precautionary measures.” Future plans for the building are unknown right now, although it is up for discussion during the 2020 budget deliberations. One option is to demolish the building for $295,000. Blais pointed out the building is in rough shape and cannot be used in its current state. The utilities have also been shut off to minimize costs. Another option is to invest $2 million into restoring the building, but Blais remarked that would still not make the structure useable for the public. To make it fully accessible and useable would likely cost $4 million. “I hope a decision is made in the future so we can begin to plan for it,” he added.

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Western Development Museum Kids’ Secret Shopping a hit once again Over 100 youngsters take part in annual Christmas present shopping event Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

The signs on the conference room door at the Western Development Museum on Saturday told you all you needed to know. ‘Kids Only’ and ‘No Parents Allowed’ and ‘That Includes Grandparents’, all warning that what was behind those doors was for youngsters, and youngsters only. So what was going on in such a clandestine manner? Some extremely important Christmas shopping, if you must know! The WDM held their annual Kid’s Secret Shopping event this past weekend and according to education and public programs manager Karla Rasmussen, the whole show was once again a huge hit – and even featured a unique twist with some patrons. “It’s been running at least the last 20 years, and we know this because we had people who came here as children and have grown up and now are bringing their own children,” Rasmussen said. “It’s this really cool inter-generational thing happening so we love to hear those stories like ‘oh, I used to come as a kid and I was so excited so I know my kids would love it’.” The format is simple as it is unique. Youngsters are brought into the conference room, which features tables loaded with gifts ranging in price from $2 to $15. With

Rose and Clark had a chance to talk to Santa Claus all the way from the North Pole during the Shortwave to Santa event.

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the help of a volunteer guide, they choose presents for the people on their list, have them wrapped and bagged and head back to mom and dad. “I think that’s the most rewarding thing, seeing the look on the children’s faces when they come out, they’re beaming with pride because they got to choose the presents for the people on their list,” Rasmussen said. “It’s phenomenal.” As much fun as it is for the kids, the many volunteers who take part also enjoy the festivities. “We have some folks who love to wrap and bag and that’s their job, and some folks who really like to work with the kids themselves,” Rasmussen said. “Then we have a craft room this year and volunteers in there working with kids. It’s one of those things where we see volunteers coming back year after year because they enjoy helping the kids so much… This is probably the smoothest event we run and that’s because of all the volunteers and the work they put in to make this the best it can be.” Shopping wasn’t the only thing on the agenda during the day. Things kicked off with the Moose Jaw Girl Guides hosting their annual Breakfast with Mrs. Claus, with Santa’s better half making the journey south to take part in the fundraising event. “Mrs. Claus was just darling this morning, she greeted everyone and had candy canes for the little ones, it was just terrific,” Rasmussen said. Santa himself couldn’t let Mrs. Claus have all the fun, as he was sure to call in often from the North Pole and interact with youngsters during the Shortwave to Santa event put together by the Moose Jaw Radio Club. “It’s just a lovely way to augment the whole event,” Rasmussen said. “They can write letters to Santa in our activity room, but seeing him and communicating in real time, that really very ‘now’. It’s fantastic and the kids just love it.”

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never worked before. The staff began thinking of what they could do and with the majority of their clients expressing interest in the food service industry, the idea of opening a cafe quickly came to mind. Having the opportunity to contribute to the community gives the workers a stronger sense of inclusion and belonging and gives them valuable job skills that will help them with future jobs. Our government will continue working to build a province where everyone can participate and live the life they choose, no matter their abilities. Now that the fall legislative session is complete, I look forward to more time in the community and back in the constituency office leading up to Christmas and in the New Year. The New Year and the next decade holds a lot of promise for our province and its people. Our government has set the stage for a new decade of growth with a plan that serves as a roadmap for a growing province of 1.4 million people and a strong economy with 100,000 new jobs. I encourage you to learn more online at saskgrowthplan.ca.


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The Fall Session of the Legislature wrapped up last Thursday. The work of the past several weeks included a number of new measures and new legislation, several aimed at protecting the safety and well-being of the people of our province. Legislation was discussed regarding the regulation of vaping and vaping products, tougher penalties for distracted driving, improved WCB coverage for firefighters and a funding plan to reduce surgical wait times. Legislative amendments that will improve enforcement of child support orders were also introduced. Amendments to The Tobacco Control Act will bring vaping products in line with existing tobacco legislation. This is an important step in protecting Saskatchewan youth in particular from the harms of vaping products. Starting February 1, 2020, the $280 cost of a distracted driving ticket will more than double, and subsequent

tickets will escalate with vehicle seizures for repeat offenders. Saskatchewan set out on a new decade of growth with the release of Saskatchewan’s Growth Plan – The Next Decade of Growth 2020-2030. This serves as a roadmap for a growing province of 1.4 million people and a strong economy with 100,000 new jobs. There was good news in the Mid-Year Financial Report, released just prior to the conclusion of the fall legislative session. Our government remains on track to balance the 2019-20 budget, with a projected increase in the budget surplus. The 2019-20 provincial budget continues to be the right balance for Saskatchewan. There were no new taxes or tax increases and we continue to invest in important social programs, while continuing to keep the budget balanced. The Fall Session winds down while our community is buzzing with Christmas events. The Santa Claus parade was a great start to the season for many families. A big thank you to the many organizations for their efforts in preparing floats and participating in the parade. The weather cooperated and I thoroughly enjoyed walking the street, greeting and visiting many of the enthusiastic citizens lining the sidewalks to see Santa arrive.

Debbie and I always appreciate the Briercrest College Christmas Musical. This year’s performance of “A Father’s Love,” with an angel rising to the ceiling, and fireworks in the grand finale, was spectacular. It’s a wonderful reminder that Jesus is the true reason for the season. I was impressed with the annual Moose Jaw Multicultural International Dinner on November 29. New immigrants to Moose Jaw from dozens of countries showcased their finest culinary cuisine. Cultural entertainment throughout the evening added to the enjoyment and was quite impressive. Now that the fall legislative session has concluded, I look forward to connecting with Moose Jaw constituents in the coming weeks. I will be visiting our seniors’ centres and homes to share Christmas wishes. Their hospitality and interest in government happenings is always intriguing. This season of sharing, giving and thinking of others helps us develop a positive outlook. The work of the Fall Session and moving forward with the new Saskatchewan Growth Plan will help continue that positive outlook, with a strong economy, strong communities, strong families, and a stronger Saskatchewan. I welcome you to visit our office for coffee and conversation this Christmas season at 326 High Street West.

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Concerned residents discuss future prospects of Valley View Centre land Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

A group of people concerned about the potential sale of land surrounding Valley View Centre is working to ensure that property is preserved for the future. About 40 people gathered at the Moose Jaw Union Centre on Dec. 3 to discuss the provincial government’s planned sale of Valley View land and the implications for the environment, area ecology, Aboriginal heritage and future development. While several guests spoke briefly, most of the night saw attendees ask questions from the floor. There are five parcels of land that make up the Valley View Centre, ranging in size from 0.19 acres to 1.05 acres to 50.9 acres to 69.3 acres to 78.4 acres, for a total of 199.84 acres. The piece of property that concerned most people is 23 acres in size and is on the west side of the complex adjacent to the Seventh Avenue road. This road also provides access to the former Wild Animal Park, which is where many artifacts have been found over the years and is an area sacred to Aboriginals. It is also believed the area could be a traditional burial ground. The bidding process for this property closes on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at which point the provincial government can award the tender to the winner. “We don’t know if a purchaser has been lined up yet, but it could be a foregone conclusion,” said NDP MLA Cathy Sproule. Sproule explained she asked Ken Cheveldayoff, the minister of central services, what the rush was in selling off this land. She also suggested the provincial government “pump the brakes” to ensure there was proper consultation with the community. She says she was given a non-answer that provided little clarity. Todd Johnson, general manager of the Wakamow Valley Authority (WVA), explained he has met regularly with the

NDP MLA Cathy Sproule takes notes while Todd Johnson, general manager of Wakamow Valley Authority, speaks about the meetings his organization has had with the provincial government about land on the Valley View Centre property. Photo by Jason G. Antonio province about this issue since he started nearly a year ago. He stressed that the province has been receptive to concerns raised and that he has had many fair dealings with the government representatives. Wakamow Valley Authority has looked after the bottom part of the valley — where the 23 acres is located — for 14 years as part of a lease agreement with the province, Johnson said. That agreement expires in March, so both parties are attempting to find a solution so WVA can possible continue caring for the land. “They want to work with us,” Johnson said. “We sat at the table and had really good (conversations) … . There’s nothing off the table, (whether it’s) a conservation easement or extending the lease. We think there are multiple ways to solve this problem.” Johnson added that he is a positive man

and believes the provincial government and WVA will “come to the right conclusion.” Several people with knowledge of the area explained the government has performed a hazardous assessment on the buildings at Valley View Centre. Those reports will be released to the successful bidder, who will have to factor in oil spills and asbestos. If there are no bidders, the government might have to tear down the buildings itself and remediate the land. Don Mitchell, a former city councillor, explained former Mayor Ray Boughen proposed building a housing development on the Wild Animal Park property years ago. However, a group of residents managed to get 5,800 signatures on a petition that forced the mayor to back down. Mitchell suggested something similar could be done in this instance. Crystal Froese, speaking on behalf of herself, said she was concerned about this

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A photo of the map showing the five parcels of land that make up the Valley View Centre. The shaded part on the left side is the 23 acres that concerns many people since it has historic and ecological significance. Photo courtesy Todd Johnson

property since it has Aboriginal heritage, is an ecological zone, and allows some residents to access their property by using an adjacent road. “It’s (the issue) really complex,” she said. “I don’t think the government has done enough consultations with the community.” Froese added that city council has no interest in the buildings since demolition costs would be too high and has no need for that area. People at the meeting also criticized both of Moose Jaw’s MLAs — who are Sask. Party members — for not speaking up about this property or doing anything to protect it. Sproule later suggested city council could express its concerns to Moose Jaw’s MLAs about this issue, while residents could start a petition or even contact Cheveldayoff right until the Dec. 11 deadline to ask which bidder won the sale.

I don’t think it is a surprise that there is a relationship between one’s emotions and one’s health. It is commonly thought that the happier you are, the healthier you are. Just as negativity can be bad for your health, having a positive outlook on life

may lead to more desirable health outcomes. It’s been around 2 months since we Canadians celebrated Thanksgiving. More recently, our neighbours south of the border enjoyed their time of giving thanks, which for them represents the beginning of a joyous holiday season. This has made me think about whether there are positive health outcomes associated with feelings of gratitude. According to research, there may be. A recent extensive review of the literature on the effects of gratitude on one’s health, was published this year in the Journal of Positive Psychology. While much more research is necessary to establish a clear link between gratitude and good health, there is enough evidence to say that active gratitude behaviour can definitely affect one’s psychological health, which in turn can affect one’s physical health. It is important to understand that gratitude is an emotion and refers to how we perceive the benefits we get from external forces and being attentive to feelings of sufficiency and appreciation for the physical and non-physical things we have. Studies are showing a slight relationship between feelings of gratitude and positive physiological changes in cardiovascular health, inflammatory biomarkers, sleep quality and even pain perception. Stronger relationships exist between attitudes of gratitude and depression, anxiety and stress management. Gratitude does not often come easily even for those with obvious positives in their lives. Activities that can stimulate positive appreciation are gratitude journaling and writing letters (sent or unsent) to those, past or present, for having in your life. General happiness and well-being can be directly related to how appreciative one is with the things they have. It is generally thought that the happiness is related to longevity. The happier you are, the longer you live. Let gratitude be the greatest gift you give yourself this holiday season. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.


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The many seasonal parties and dinners going on this month offer the opportunity to try some new recipes for desserts, loaves and treats that lend themselves to informal events. This week’s recipes again come from Christmas Gifts From the Kitchen, an Ideals publication. ••• Mini Fruit Cakes 3 cups all-purpose flour, unsifted 1 1/3 cups sugar 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. baking powder 2 tsps. cinnamon 1 tsp. nutmeg 1/2 cup orange juice 1/2 cup brandy or water 1 cup salad oil 4 eggs 1/4 cup light corn syrup 1 cup dark seedless raisins

2 cups diced dried apricots 2 cups mixed candied fruit 2 cups pecan halves 1/3 cup light corn syrup In large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except fruit, nuts and last amount of corn syrup. Blend for 1/2 minute on low speed, scraping bowl constantly. Beat 3 minutes on high speed. Stir in fruits and nuts. Spoon batter into 3 dozen 2 1/2 inch muffin pans lined with paper baking cups. Bake at 275 F for 65-70 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pans for 5 minutes then remove to cooling rack. Cool thoroughly. Heat corn syrup in pan and brush over tops of cakes. Place cupcakes in container. Cover with cheesecloth soaked in brandy. Cover tightly and store in cool place for up to two weeks. May be frozen. Makes about 3 dozen.

••• Marmalade Nut Bread 2 1/2 cups unsifted flour, stirred before mixing 1/3 cup sugar 3 1/2 tsps. baking powder 1 tsp. salt 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts 1 egg 1 cup sweet orange marmalade 1 cup orange juice 3 tbsps. vegetable oil In large mixing bowl, thoroughly stir together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add walnuts. Toss to coat evenly. In medium bowl, beat egg slightly. Stir in marmalade, orange juice and vegetable oil. Add to flour mixture and stir only until dry ingredients are moistened. Divide batter evenly between two well-greased loaf pans. Bake in preheated 350 degrees F oven for 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool

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The Moose Jaw & District Food Bank is once again teaming up with the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train on Dec. 17. Along with taking donations at the event, Moose Jaw Co-op will be selling food bundles for $10 each for the food bank that day. “It is one of our larger donation days that we get particularly because it’s partnered with the Moose Jaw Co-op,” said Deann Little, Moose Jaw & District Food Bank development manager. “It’s a really great day that helps us definitely keep our shelves stocked and our hampers full.” This is part of a long-time partnership between food banks across Canada and the CP Holiday Train. The event has raised about 4.5 million pounds of food throughout Canada since 1997.

The Holiday Train rolls into Moose Jaw at 7:45 p.m. and food bank staff will be on hand to take donations. Performers at this year’s event include Meghan Patrick, Tanika Charles and Kelly Prescott. Little said November and December are the busiest times of the year at the food bank. “Because most of our donations do come in between Thanksgiving and Christmastime it really helps supply for the whole year round most of the time,” she said. “So it’s very important that we get the donations.” Monetary and food donations can also be made Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the food bank and monetary donation can be made through their Facebook page or mjfoodbank.org.

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Transition House organizing holiday hampers for women and families Larissa Kurz

The Moose Jaw Transition House is looking for the community’s support in organizing the annual Christmas hamper program for women and children who are building new lives for themselves. As executive director Jenn Angus noted, the holidays can be a stressful time for those utilizing services from the shelter. To help ease the burden, Transition House employees collect and organize hampers filled with all the things a family might need to make the holidays feel right. “When they’re starting out in their new lives or if they’re staying at the shelter, or they’re just leaving now, it’s just a really difficult time to financially, emotionally, and physically pull together Christmas sometimes,” said Angus. “So, we want to make sure all these families have a good holiday season.” In order to put together the hampers, the Transition House relies on the generosity of the community. They are currently accepting donations of any kind. Things like unopened toys, board games or books for children of all ages are great donations, as well as gifts for women — bath sets, jewelry, linens, pyjamas or slippers — as not all the women who

The pilots-in-training from 15 Wing base come out to the Transition House’s annual Children’s Christmas Party, to hang out with the kids in the shelter’s programming. (supplied) pass through the shelter have kids. Gift cards are also appreciated, so recipients can enjoy a movie or some shopping of their own. New winter apparel is also welcome, such as toques, mittens, and scarves. Donating food items is another wonderful way to help fill the hampers, as the Transition House organizes separate gift and Christmas meal hampers. Any of the fixings for a full Christmas

dinner, such as turkey or ham, potatoes, stuffing and gravy mixes, pies, or vegetables, or breakfast items, such as pancake mix, sausage, or hashbrowns would be welcome. For those unsure of what to buy or short on time, monetary donations are also a great help to the program. Funds are used to purchase missing items for the hampers and to help plan the annual Children’s Christmas Party — where pi-

lots-in-training from 15 Wing join in for an evening of games with kids who’ve been in Transition House programming. The Transition House puts together about 20 hampers each year and delivers them on Christmas Eve. Angus and the Transition House have seen the community really step up in past years, to help put the holidays in a hamper for women and families in Moose Jaw. “We just get emotional when we’re putting these together every year and we see how much stuff the community has contributed and how much these baskets overflow for the families,” said Angus. “Seeing the community come together to support these families, it’s heartwarming.” For more information on how to donate, check the Transition House’s Facebook page. Monetary donations can be sent online through the Transition House website, or by cheque in the mail. To drop off donations of items, call the Transition House at 1 (306) 693-6511 for instructions.

K+S ranked among Canada’s top 100 employers By Ron Walter - For Moose Jaw Express

Three Saskatchewan-based companies earned a place among Canada’s top 100 employers; K+S Potash, which mines potash northeast of Moose Jaw, was among the top 100 employers The miner was recognized for a unique program that balances work and family time by giving employees 40 hours a year to use for family appointments, elder care or personal time. The firm helps employees plan for life after work, has phased-in work options for those near retirement and of-

fers a defined contribution pension plan. And the head office features heated underground parking, shower stalls and a rooftop deck SaskTel was cited for support of new moms by topping up maternity leave to 95 per cent of salary for 17 weeks, ongoing education support by paying tuition, academic scholarships and a program helping employees whose traditional medical benefits do not cover needs. SaskTel also made the top 100 employers in 2019. Saskatoon-based potash miner Nutrien encourages skills

and leadership development, helps employees with retirement planning and offers a defined contribution pension plan. In its 20th year, the Top 100 Canada employers are chosen from applications by a panel with criteria focussed on the physical workplace, work atmosphere, employee benefits, vacation and time off, employee training, performance, management and community involvement. Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@sasktel.net

Give the Gift of Christmas Cheer Seasons Greetings from the Staff at the Moose Jaw Transition House Chistmas can be a difficult time for women and children that are starting their new lives after feeling abuse. Each year we put together Hampers for women and children that have stayed at the shelter. We also host a Children’s Christmas Party for the kids that have been in our programs throughout the year. You can help make the season brighter for a family by donating the following items: • Christmas Breakfast - pancake mix, syrup, sausages, • New/unopened toys for children of all ages hashbrowns • A gift for mom, such as jewelry, bath set, linens • Christmas Supper - turkey/ham, potatoes, vegetables, • Toques, mitts and scarves gravy mix, stuffing mix, pie • Pajamas and slippers • Gift Cards Christmas Hampers cost an average $250 per family. You may also wish to donate a monetary amount to sponsor a Hamper this year or purchase toys for the Children’s Christmas Party. You can donate in 2 ways: Online at https://www.mj-transitionhouse.com/about/donate-now or by cheque below

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Fellowship members pictured include Al Schwinghamer, Gord Johnson, Bert Lafond, Char Spanjer, Aaron Ruston, Phil Adkins, Ken Hawkes, Joyce Walter, Ron Walter and Rick Spanjer.

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No. 99 Assiniboine Moose Jaw Cadets representatives accept a cheque for $3,500 from Fellowship Honorary Member Al Schwinghamer to be used for a trip to Alberta to participate in the Battle of the Atlantic Parade and to visit a sister cadet corps in Alberta.

Fellowship member Ron Walter presents a cheque for $3,500 to No 40 Snowbird RCAF Air Cadet Squadron to support a cadet citizenship tour to Victoria, B.C. and a visit to HMCS Esquimalt, the CAF Naval Base to see other elements of the Canadian Armed Forces.

Fellowship President Aaron Ruston presents a $5,000 cheque to representatives of the Moose Jaw Health Foundation to help support the campaign for updated equipment in the mammography unit at the Wigmore Regional Hospital in Moose Jaw.

Fellowship member Bert Lafond presents a $5,000 cheque to the Moose Jaw Shrine Club representative. The money will be used to co-sponsor the annual children’s festival held in June. All activities are provided at no cost to children and families who attend.

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The Fellowship was organized in 2010 through the efforts of Honorary Colonel (retired) Douglas Marr as an effort to strengthen relationships between the military community at 15 Wing and the civilian community or Moose Jaw and area.

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ers presented grant funding to 10 military and community agencies. s car show and the Musical Swing Concert.

Ken Hawkes presents a $1,000 cheque to Vanier Collegiate representatives to be used for a scholarship for a Grade 12 student to assist with post secondary education. The recipent must be the child of a serving or retired military personnel at 15 Wing.

Gord Johnson presents a $10,000 cheque to Keyanna Dunbar to make her wish come true through Make-A-Wish Saskatchewan. She is joined by her parents Lori and Jay Dunbar, her sister Kamea Dunbar, and Allyson Toye, Make-A-Wish representative. Her wish will be revealed in April.

Prairie South School Division officials accept a $4,000 cheque from Fellowship member Lyle Johnson. The money will go towards scholarships for Grade 12 students at Peacock, Central and Riverview Collegiates and Cornerstone Christian School for post-secondary education.

Moose Jaw and District Food Bank will be able to purchase 1,600 two-litre cartons of milk to meet the needs of Moose Jaw families who receive food hampers. The 5,000 cheque is presented by Fellowship member Rick Spanjer. Close to 400 hampers are given out each month.

Moose Jaw Transition House will use this $8,000 grant to develop a life skills program for women who have been impacted by domestic violence. Program topics will include finances, housing and other skills. The cheque is presented by Char Spanjer, Fellowship member.

Fellowship treasurer Phil Adkins presents a cheque for $10,000 to the Military Family Resource Centre at 15 Wing. The grant will be used to operate the family services program aimed at assisting families whose military members are deployed or away on courses.

Projects

Show and Concert Service Award

Fellowship Executive

Aaron Ruston Roy LaBuick Phil Adkins Joyce Walter

president vice-president treasurer secretary

Dennis Burnie Ken Hawkes Cal Jorstad Bert Olson Ron Walter

Regular Membership Russ Ferguson Gord Johnson Bert Lafond Char Spanjer

Carrie Froehlich Lyle Johnson Yvette Moore Rick Spanjer

Honorary Members Doug Marr Robb Nesbitt Al Schwinghamer Pete Symenuk


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PRISM Awards accepting nominees for 2020 successful women’s gala by Larissa Kurz

It’s once again time to consider all of the successful and noteworthy women in the community and nominate them for the 2020 PRISM Awards held by the Business Women of Moose Jaw. Whether their accomplishments are as a businesswoman, volunteer, mentor, or any other type of vocation, nominations are officially open and possible for any impressive woman worthy of recognition. Seven PRISM Awards are handed out each year, all of which are chosen from a pool of nominees submitted by the public and adjudicated by a committee with no ties to Moose Jaw. The five core categories include Perseverance, Role Model, Influential, Successful, and Mentor. The last two categories are special, in that one is the Lifetime Achievement Award — for those who have achieved significant success in three categories over their lifetime — and the other is the Youth Achievement Award. “We have some really extraordinary young girls in our community and I’d love to see some more nominations come from there,” said Crystal Froese, committee member. All nominees, once chosen, are invited to attend the unveiling event on Jan. 17, where their nomination details

Last year’s PRISM Awards winners, after a night of celebrating the accomplishments of all the nominees. will be presented and they will receive a gifted Fifth Avenue Collection bracelet. The unveiling is also where the PRISM Awards committee will happily present this year’s exclusive Fifth Avenue Collection necklace that will be given as awards to each winner. Those who have received a PRISM Award in the past are not able to be nominated again, although those who have

been nominated but haven’t won are eligible. Nomination forms are available on the PRISM Awards websitem (www.businesswomenmoosejaw.com/prism2020-event-info-tickets), and are to be filled out and submitted as a Word document to prismnominations@ gmail.com. The deadline to submit a nomination is Dec. 15. The annual gala is now in its seventh year of celebrating the accomplishments of local women, focusing on the ways that women build their own success and support their community with excellence and strength. “There are so many worthy women in our community that we would love to recognize through the PRISM Awards,” said Froese. “We’re really encouraging people to take the time and fill in the nomination forms and get them in as early as possible.” Once again, all proceeds from the event will be donated to the Moose Jaw Transition House, who have been the recipients of more than $100,000 from the PRISM Awards over the last seven years. This year’s PRISM Awards will take place on Mar. 7, with tickets for the gala and the unveiling event available for purchase now from the Business Women of Moose Jaw.

Kids Helping Kids Dance-a-thon presents cheque to Creative Kids Submitted by Shauna Bzdel

On Dec 2, Dance Images by BJ was honoured to present a cheque to Dr. Miller from Creative Kids in the amount of $9,200. This money was raised by dancers and families from Dance Images, through their annual Kids Helping Kids Dance-a-thon. This was the seventh year for the Dancea-thon and Dance Images has been proud to coordinate the event each year. Over the past 7 years, the event has donated over $74,000 to Creative Kids in Saskatchewan. The Dance-a-thon took place on Oct. 27 at the studio and was greatly attended by dancers from ages 3-18. Dancers from the senior class organized the event in coordination with the studio’s assistant director Shauna Bzdel. On the day of the event, dancers in the Dance Express Troupe worked to pro-

Dance Images by BJ dancers posing with their donation to Creative Kids from their 2019 Dance-a-thon. (supplied) vide a day filled with fun and laughter. Dance Images staff all donated their time throughout the day as well to help make sure the event was a great success.

Throughout the day, different age groups of children attended and enjoyed dancing, games and snacks while contributing to a great cause. Creative Kids is a

non-profit organization in Saskatchewan that helps provide funding for families in need to allow their children to take part in the arts, like dance, music, art, and more. Dance Images believes that teaching children to be selfless and to think of others in need is a very important quality and one of the highlights of the event. Dancers from the studio are very lucky that their families are able to provide them with the opportunity to dance, so teaching our young dancers to be appreciative of this is something everyone can be proud of. The annual Kids Helping Kids Dance-athon is a wonderful way to give back to the community and instill a sense of pride within the dancers from Dance Images. Thank you to everyone who supported this event and helped to make it a huge success!

Moose Jaw Elks Lodge makes donations Submitted by Harold Claffey

It’s the end of a very successful year of fundraising and activities for the local Elks Lodge. Funds were raised with a Chili Challenge, barbecue catering, raffles and meat draws. The Concession Stands at ParkArt, the Air Show and high school football games were worthwhile and busy. The annual Provincial Conference was held here, and it was well-attended and fun-filled. The charity budget this year is over $20,000.00. All of it is being donated. The Lodge supports the Elks and Royal Purple National Fund for Children, the Saskatchewan Elks Foundation, and the Saskatchewan Pediatric

Notice of Call for Nominations Rural Municipality of Eyebrow No. 193

Auditory Rehabilitation Centre (SPARC). The rest of the funds are donated to local needs and causes. The Lodge donated $2,000 this week. $500 went to the Moose Jaw Express for the Salvation Army Christmas Stocking Fund, $500 was given to the Transition House, $500 went to Hunger in Moose Jaw, and $500 was donated to the Moose Jaw & District Food Bank. Community support and patronage is the foundation of the good works. When you see the Elks banner, have something to eat! Your money goes places and does things. We’re always looking for volunteers and new members. Find our website or Facebook page and get involved! Charity Committee Chairman Chris Svab presents a cheque to Sharla Sept of the Hunger in Moose Jaw.

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that nominations of candidates for the offices of: Councillor: Division 2, Rural Municipality of Eyebrow No. 193 will be received by the undersigned on the 11th day of December, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Thursday, at 27 Main Street Eyebrow, Saskatchewan to January 15, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. Nomination forms may be obtained from the municipal office located at the following location(s) 27 Main Street, Eyebrow, SK S0H 1L0 Municipal website: www.rmofeyebrow.ca Dated this 11th day of December, 2019 Chris Bueckert Returning Officer

Charity Committee Chairman Chris Svab presents a cheque to Deann Little of the Moose Jaw & District Food Bank.

Charity Committee Chairman Chris Svab presents a cheque to Lesley Farnel of the Moose Jaw Express, on behalf of the Salvation Army Stocking Fund.


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Upgrades to Pla-Mor Palace change rooms would benefit female skaters Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

The Pla-Mor Palace could receive some much-needed upgrades to its dressing rooms next year, which would benefit hockey teams that have both male and female players on them. Addressing that issue is one of three extra projects the parks and recreation department is proposing in the 2020 budget. Besides updating the change rooms for $109,000, the department also wants to convert the lighting at the Moose Jaw Cultural Centre to LEDs for $80,000 and upgrade the irrigation in the Iron Bridge development for $51,000. These projects would cost $240,000 and would be on top of the parks and recreation department’s budget of $1,072,995 for 2020. The parks department presented its proposals during the recent special budget meeting. Council voted 6-1 to table the motions until the official finalization of the budget; Coun. Brian Swanson was opposed. The department had also proposed to create a parks and recreation master plan for $55,000, but council decided to drop that project. Council discussion The lack of change rooms for girls — whether for hockey or figure skating — at Pla-More palace is abysmal, said Mayor Fraser Tolmie. Moose Jaw is losing out on the opportunity to host girls’ hockey tournaments due to the condition of some of its hockey complexes. Those tournaments would draw money into the com-

munity, he continued. Parents would stay in hotels, buy food, spend money in stores and tour the municipality. What he has heard from residents is those tournaments are going to other communities. “But our facilities are regional. Outside of our borders we have people living around the community (who) use our facilities as well,� Tolmie said. It might be helpful for those rural users to contribute financially as well. Upgrading the change rooms was in the 2015 budget but was eliminated, said Coun. Heather Eby. It is imperative in today’s society to have proper dressing rooms for people. “The buildings were built when things were different and things are no longer different,� she said. “This has to happen.� Eby added that the irrigation situation in Iron Bridge is disappointing, especially since residents pay their taxes to have a green space that is green and not brown. Background Pla-More Palace There are four dressing rooms in each arena, but this causes issues when there are players of both sexes on the same team since there are no additional rooms to which to assign them, explained parks director Derek Blais. A storage area under the bleachers at the Bert Hunt Arena was converted into a female dressing room but does not have benches, ventilation, a washroom or showers. Previous capital budgets suggested it would cost

$400,000 to build a new dressing room attached to the building. The cost was primarily associated with having to expand the building’s heating, plumbing and ventilation units. Price quotes show a space within the existing building could be renovated to build several 200-square-foot dressing rooms at both ends of the Burt Hunt and Wally Boshcuk arenas. The dressing rooms would include LED light fixtures, baseboard heaters, exhaust fans, showers and vanities, rubber flooring, and benches. Cultural centre Today’s lights have progressed to the point where a building’s lighting needs can be met at a much lower cost due to LED technology, Blais said. Since lighting accounts for about 50 per cent of a building’s electricity consumption, annual cost savings of $10,000 to $15,000 are available due to reduced energy consumption. “This project would also be viewed as a green initiative,� he added. Iron Bridge Irrigation was installed only in select areas of the Iron Bridge development, said Blais. It is recommended that the irrigation coverage be expanded so turf can be properly seeded and maintained in the park. The lack of irrigation has led to continuous weed control issues and has not allowed the turf to properly develop.

Some councillors concerned about new method for discussing budget Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Some city councillors are concerned about how the 2020 budget discussion process is being structured compared to previous years, with a few worried they’ll have only one opportunity to discuss proposed projects. Past practice for budget discussions saw several meetings held and the final operating and capital budgets adopted at a regular meeting of council. This year, however, to ensure everything is passed before December, city administration put forward a budget policy that schedules special meetings, which negates a final adoption of the budgets at a regular meeting. Under the new process, each proposed resolution is voted on and comes into effect on an incremental basis. The plan is to finish the budget at the special meeting of Council on Wednesday, Dec. 11, which could limit further debate on the budget. The budget discussions are also not held on council evenings, which means Shaw

Cable will not broadcast the proceedings. City hall had to scramble to address this issue by live-streaming the meetings on its YouTube account. Coun. Scott McMann raised the issue of why the process had changed this year for approving and discussing motions. This new process was modelled after how the City of Regina handles its budget conversations, explained finance director Brian Acker. If council is concerned about the new method, it could table all the motions until the end and then put them back on the table for finalization. (This is the method council decided to pursue). “Somehow to me, we sort of glossed through the big book (of operating and capital budgets) and we’re into the things we’re adding on,� said McMann. “We don’t have an idea of where we’ll end up.� Coun. Brian Swanson favoured passing the budget before January but opposed the new method of budget deliberations

since he was skeptical of its effectiveness. He thought how the budget was being presented was similar to omnibus bills presented in Parliament; the overall budget document is 778 pages long. “It is absolutely absurd that we would be in a position where we would vote on this without knowing how it impacts the final budget,� he continued. To move from budget committee meetings to special meetings is something that “slipped by� council, which is why he presented a notice of motion that the budget adoption happens at a televised regular meeting. Swanson also didn’t like that a recommendation could be voted on and then council had no ability to go back and discuss it before finalization. City administration didn’t slip this by anyone since council was told this was the new way budget talks would happen, pointed out Coun. Heather Eby, adding she even asked how the new process would work. The argument about where council is now

is a moot point, but it is a valid concern about holding these special meetings, said Coun. Dawn Luhning. This budget is supposed to be a status quo budget; council had asked for nothing major to be added while any new items should be added to the end of the discussions. However, there was no official list of those new items. It didn’t make sense to her to approve motions without knowing how much they might add to an overall tax increase. Luhning had hoped to see a summary page with the amounts of each request and the percentage increase they represented. “Then I know which I want to approve or not approve ‌ . I’ll know where we’re at,â€? she added. “I think that’s all that’s missing. It will work here for sure. We just need one more piece of the puzzle.â€? Acker replied that city administration could present such a summary document at the next special meeting.

  

  

   

  

 

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Parks dept. to expand upkeep of urban forestry program in 2020 There are enough trees in Moose Jaw to provide oxygen for 60,000 people, so the parks and recreation department wants to protect that urban forest since it would be difficult to replace. The municipality looks after 15,000 trees, which are worth $90 million to $100 million, according to a departmental report. The department attempts to plant a new tree for every tree it removes, with every new tree ideally pruned about three years after planting and again about seven years after planting. Pruning ensures trees remain strong, reduces the risk of dying when they are mature and increases their longevity. To do this, the parks department requires dedicated year-round staff, the report said. A part-time in-house tree-pruning crew trims mainly in November, January, February, March and April. There are seven departmental staff in the winter who have to balance work on outdoor rinks, pathway snow removal, cemetery operations and tree maintenance. To address this concern, the parks department is asking city council to spend $60,035 in the 2020 budget on the urban forestry program. This would consist of $45,850 to hire a year-round, two-man urban forestry crew, with an additional $14,185 to expand the contracted block pruning program to help decrease the municipality’s tree pruning cycle to 14 years instead of 33 years. Council discussed the request during its special budget

Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express meeting recently and voted 6-1 to table the motion until the entire budget is finalized. Coun. Heather Eby was opposed. Council discussion Eby thought it was “pretty phenomenal” that Moose Jaw has such a large urban forest. She remarked on its beauty, especially when she drives north across the Ninth Avenue bridge from South Hill and sees the many different trees. “Most of those trees were planted by someone at some time. They planted them to benefit us,” she continued. This was one program that was easily eliminated during budget discussions last year when council told the departments to find savings when it should have made the decisions itself, Eby said. However, she believed it was important to have such programs, especially since council needs to be a good steward of all infrastructure. Moose Jaw used to have a municipal tree commission that suggested policies and monitored a dedicated tree program, said Coun. Brian Swanson. There was never a motion to reduce the community’s tree inventory or tree pruning, but that obviously “kept getting sliced and diced” in budgets. Background Adding a year-round urban forestry crew would result in an additional seasonal employee being added to the department from May to October, while from November to April, one of the existing crew leads would replace

the seasonal employee to maintain the two-person crew, explained parks director Derek Blais. Increasing the funding for contracted block pruning would allow the in-house forestry crew to focus on other areas such as responding to service requests, removing deadfall, planting trees, removing stumps, conducting tree inventories and inspections, and watching for Dutch elm disease, Cottony Ash Psyllid, and the future threat of the emerald ash borer beetle. The current program has pruned 1,355 trees during the past seven years. In-house block pruning costs $150 per tree. The annual budget for contracted pruning — with the additional request for next year — is $62,000. Contractors performed most of the pruning this year due to a shortage of qualified in-house staff, said the report. With an expanded urban forestry program, in-house crews could prune 600 trees per year — from 200 — while contracted block pruning would hit 500 trees per year, an increase from 260, for 1,100 pruned per year. “Trees are an integral part of our community, especially because of our geographical location. They provide many social, environmental and economic benefits to our community that we often don’t consider,” Blais said. “It is uncommon for a city of our size and the amount of trees we have not to have a dedicated team to urban forestry.” The next special budget meeting is Dec. 4.

Provincial Court

Hepburn man given bail,JasontoG. Antonio live- Moose with family until next court date Jaw Express Hepburn native Victor Mosquera — accused of assault and break-and-enter in Moose Jaw — has been released on cash bail and will live with family until his next court appearance. Mosquera, 22, appeared in Moose Jaw provincial court recently, where his Legal Aid lawyer applied for his release. Details of the submissions and arguments from the Crown and defence cannot be reported since the judge imposed a publication ban on the proceedings. After listening to the submissions, Judge Brian Hendrickson agreed to release Mosquera on a $1,000 cash bail; family members who were in court agreed to pay on his behalf. He will have to keep the peace and be of good behaviour, give his address and phone number to a bail supervisor, not consume alcohol or drugs, take counselling, have no contact with his victims, and not be in Moose Jaw unless for court. Hendrickson adjourned Mosquera’s matters to Monday, Jan. 13. According to previous information re-

leased by the Moose Jaw Police Service, officers responded to a call in the VLA area at 12:34 a.m. on Nov. 23 for a break and enter in progress. Mosquera had allegedly assaulted the homeowner and fled, only to return later and allegedly force entry into the residence before fleeing again. Police arrived and Mosquera allegedly fled on foot before allegedly breaking into another residence and hiding until confronted by the homeowner. Another struggle ensued and Mosquera allegedly fled on foot again. The canine unit arrived and tracked the accused through several yards before Mosquera was located and apprehended. Neither of the assault victims was seriously injured. Mosquera faces two charges each of break and enter and assault, as well as breach of probation. Joline Jacques Joline Rochelle Jacques, 19, has been released on a recognizance and will make her next appearance in Assiniboia provin-

cial court on Thursday, Dec. 12. Judge Hendrickson agreed to release Jacques into the custody of her father in Lafleche, Sask., which is 45 kilometres west of Assiniboia. Her father appeared by phone and said he would act as an assurity for his daughter and would ensure she follows her release conditions; he also agreed to take her now that she was on new medication. Jacques will have to keep the peace and be of good behaviour, reside with her father, report to a bail supervisor, not consume alcohol or non-prescription drugs or be in a place that sells either, provide samples of her breath or urine to police when asked, see a mental health counsellor, have no contact with her victim, and not possess weapons. Jacques is alleged to have caused a disturbance at the Capone Hideaway Motel on Oct. 21. Through an investigation, officers learned she had been in possession of a weapon (knife) and had caused a disturbance. Police arrested her and took her

into custody. She faces charges of allegedly uttering a threat, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, assault with a weapon, and breach of an undertaking. Yussuf Abdulkad Ali Yussuf Ali has been remanded back into custody until Dec. 5 so that video evidence can be presented for a possible bail hearing. Ali, 37, is accused of robbery and two breaches of probation after allegedly holding up the 7-Eleven on Nov. 25 while allegedly using a hammer to steal merchandise and money. A Somali interpreter appeared by phone so Ali could better understand the proceedings. Legal Aid lawyer Merv Shaw explained that the Crown had asked the police to provide the security video from the 7-Eleven, which he believed would help clear up what actually happened compared to what the police report says.

Prisoner screams, swears after being remanded until bail hearing Hearing that he would remain in jail until his next court appearance, Daryl Allen Cleave began swearing up a storm as he was led back into the courthouse jail cells. Cleave appeared in Moose Jaw provincial court on Nov. 29 to face new charges brought against him, along with older charges. He is accused of uttering threats, causing mischief under $5,000 and twice failing to comply with previous court orders by breaching an undertaking. The Crown was opposed to his release on all his charges, said Crown prosecutor Rob Parker. It also wanted his earlier release to be revoked.

Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express Judge Brian Hendrickson wondered if a bail report was necessary; Legal Aid lawyer Merv Shaw replied that such a report “was his only chance” of determining whether he should be released. Shaw also suggested that Cleave appear in court that day versus appearing by video from remand. “Why is the Crown opposed to my release, anyway?” barked Cleave from the prisoner’s box. Satisfied that a bail hearing was the best option, Hendrickson adjourned Cleave’s matters to Dec. 4 so such a hearing could be held and also ordered that a bail report

be produced. “So what, I’m stuck in custody until Dec. 4?” growled Cleave. “And then probably still stuck in (here). Why am I not getting out now, right now?” One of the sheriffs then led Cleave from the prisoner’s box back into the cells, at which point he began swearing and name-calling the court officials. He could be heard pounding on the walls and screaming obscenities; this lasted for at least 10 minutes as the court dealt with other matters.


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Cyclones win boys basketball opener in barnburner against Vanier Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

After putting together one of the most dominant seasons in recent memory in 2018-19, it stood to reason the Central Cyclones would find themselves seeing a bit of tougher competition in the Moose Jaw high school boys basketball league this season. As it turns out, things might be closer than anyone could have expected. The Vikings took a 28-13 lead out of the first quarter and found themselves in striking distance of the Cyclones all night before falling 78-67 in the season opener at Vanier. “It was just a slow start, we came off a good weekend [at the Bowlt Classic tournament] and we were kind of

The Cyclone’s Quintin Ross attempts to sneak past Vanier’s Aidan Longworth.

slow, the legs were a little bit tired, but we’ll work on it in practice and try and build on it some more,” said Central’s Dylan Boughen, who had 17 points in the contest. “We’re going to be playing a lot of high-rate tournaments so we’ll have to get used to it.” After facing down Vanier’s red-hot start, the Cyclones were able to settle down defensively and held the Vikings to only seven points in the second quarter, taking a 38-35 lead into the half. Boughen admitted it might have been a bit of overconfidence that shook things up until his squad was able to settle down. “Maybe we have to cool down a little bit from coming in too confident and cocky,” Boughen said. “It’s coming in and working harder and putting everything into the game and putting everything that happened before behind us… It’s nice to have that provincial championship, but this is a new season, so we just have to focus on this season and keep going and keep improving.” The third quarter was a back-and-forth affair that saw Vanier stick within a couple of points much of the way through. Central would extend their lead to 63-57 before pulling away in the final quarter. Quinton Ross also had 17 points for Central, while Mohamed Jabateh added 12 and Ewan Johnson 10. Rayann Cabral led all scorers with a 21-point outing, Aidan Longworth scored 16 and Nathan Meili added 15. In other league action on opening night, the Peacock Toilers took a 91-30 win over the Assiniboia Rockets.

Vanier’s Kyle Gotana looks to drive baseline against Central’s Mohamed Jabateh. For the Toilers, Devin Baumann led all scorers with 28 points as Peacock rolled to a 91-30 victory over the Assiniboia Rockets. Adam Blatchford added 15 points and Bryce Baumann 13 for the Toilers, who had all but two players put up points in the contest. Assiniboia was led by Derek Beaubien with 10 points.

Peacock off to solid startRandy with commanding win over Assiniboia Palmer - Moose Jaw Express The Peacock Toilers didn’t waste a lot of time getting off to a fast start in the new Moose Jaw high school girls basketball league season. The Toilers took a 22-7 lead out of the first quarter at home against the Assiniboia Rockets on Tuesday and never looked back on their way to a 92-29 victory. Not a bad way for a team open defence of their city championship, and after their tournament win at the Bowlt Classic on the weekend, a solid beginning to the new campaign. As for the game itself, it played out pretty much as the Toilers hoped it would in Grade 12 guard Caitlyn Johnson’s assessment. “At the start we always like to push out and go out hard and later on, depending on the score we like to settle back and work on our offence and stuff like that,” Johnson said. “ Then on defence we try to keep Peacock’s Anna Maelde had 15 points in the season-open- them down to a certain amount and just go from there. “We’ve practiced ‘D’ a lot, it’s one of our main foing win against Assiniboia. File photo. cusses, so we really, really like to work on it so team’s

don’t have a chance to come back.” Peacock made sure that wasn’t going to happen against Assiniboia, extending their edge to 48-16 at the half and leading 64-24 through three quarters. Things got even tougher for the Rockets in the final frame as they managed only five points, hitting a single field goal while the Toilers put up 28 points at the other end of the court. Caitlin Miller led all scorers with 23 points despite seeing limited second half action, while Anna Maelde added 15 and Johnson 14, including three three-pointers. Jessie Rood was Assiniboia’s top scorer with 10 points. In other league action Tuesday, Alexa Watterson scored 15 points and Nylah Seaborn added 14 as Central picked up a 64-30 win over the Spirits at Vanier. Emily Blackmore added 13 points for Central, who led 16-6 after the first quarter and were up 36-14 at half. Alexandra Marak was Vanier’s top scorer with a 10-point outing.

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Moose Jaw YBC bowlers win three provincial championships Like many sports, sometimes all it takes to make a difference in your performance on the bowling lanes is a tiny tweak here, a bit of an adjustment there. For Moose Jaw Youth Bowl Canada competitor Calissta McCubbing, it was a matter of simply cleaning up a minor issue with her delivery. And now, the 10-year-old competitor is the Batnam Girls Singles provincial champion and off to represent Saskatchewan at the YBC national championships Apr. 3-5 in Calgary. McCubbing was one of three local bowlers to win provincial titles this past weekend, as two-time defending champion and national bronze medalist Cassia Montgomery took top spot in the Junior Girls division and Jackson Leroy won his first provincial singles title since 2012 in the Senior Boys class. For McCubbing, it’ll mark her second trip to nationals after winning the provincial title in Bantam Girls Doubles last season. She had to go through a bit of a battle to earn her spot, as she trailed Regina’s Hailey Bereti by seven points through two games. A 216 in her third-round contest put her in the lead for good, though, and McCubbing would go on to defeat Bereti by 68 points. The key to all was making a change to her throws to keep from pulling the ball. “Usually when I bowl, I’ll throw my ball and twist my hips and the ball would go to the side,” McCubbing said. “But I tried to fix that and really tried my best.” While she saw what a national tournament was all about last year, going as a single has McCubbing taking a pragmatic approach this time around. “I don’t think it’s going to be that much of a difference,” she said. “I just want to try my best and have fun and if I don’t win, I don’t win.” Experience won’t be a problem for Leroy. The 2020 nationals will mark his fifth trip to the tournament, with three of those coming in the Team event.

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Cassia Montgomery, Calissta McCubbing and Jackson Leroy all won their respective Youth Bowl Canada provincial championships over the weekend. Singles is a different animal, though, something be found even this past weekend. “It went really good, I surprised myself because I was going up against some really stiff competition and I played above my expectations,” Leroy said. “I was really striving for it. It was an accomplishment and a goal to go to nationals.” The 17-year-old veteran didn’t waste much time getting things going. Leroy rolled a 252 in his first game and immediately had a 55-point lead over Regina’s Riley

Hayden. Hayden would make things interesting with a 303 in the third game, but Leroy would hang on for a 1281 total and a 21-point win. “Usually in tournaments I do really good, but in league I’m not the greatest because I don’t take it as serious,” Leroy said. “I do better under pressure than no pressure at all, so that worked out this weekend.” Having a chance to take to the lanes as the master of his own destiny is something he’s looking forward to. “I think it’s going to be a good time meeting new people and seeing other people bowl,” Leroy said. “Some are the same as me, some have really different approaches to everything, and it’s going to be a fun environment to be in with all the great bowlers and stuff.” For Montgomery, the win was all but anti-climactic. She took a 40-point lead in her opening game and just kept increasing her edge through the event, with a 259 in the third match essentially locking up the title. A 170 in the fifth and final round dropped Montgomery back to the pack a bit, but it was still enough for a 1113 total and a 66-point win. “It feels pretty good,” Montgomery, 14, said. “This is going to be my third nationals, so I feel like just because I have more experience going into it it’s going to be a lot easier process because I know how the nerves feel and how it’s going to be. So I feel like it’s going to be a good run.” With the aforementioned third-place showings at prior nationals, Montgomery has a singular focus this time around. “I’m definitely going for gold,” she said confidently. “It’s great to get that medal, but I just want that little bit extra, so hopefully this time I’ll get what I want… I feel like I’ll definitely have to keep up with the aggression and not let my scores get to me, play more with my head and strategically than the other girls.”

Still going strong: Anderson winning on world stage after decades of provincial Scotties success Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

If anyone wants to know what it’s like to represent Saskatchewan in a Scotties Tournament of Hearts national championship in front of a Moose Jaw crowd, you can just ask Sherry Anderson. The eight-time former provincial champion did just that playing third for Stefanie Lawton in the 2015 Scotties when they first took place at Mosaic Place. And in a word? Incredible. “It was the best experience of my life,” Anderson said matter-of-factly. “I had played in Regina in the Olympic Trials and kind of felt like the home team but not really because there were other Saskatchewan teams in it. It was a great experience, but the Scotties in Moose Jaw were unbelievable.” The stands were full for every Saskatchewan draw and the fans made sure Lawton and her crew knew that more than 4,000 supporters were behind them each and every game. “Every time we walked out on the ice the crowd went crazy and it gave me goosebumps every time,” Anderson said. “It’s such an incredible feeling and I’ve never had that before to that degree. “Curlers like to be under the spotlight like that, even though some of them say ‘oh, I like to hang back in the reeds’. We love playing in front of a crowd, when you’re standing there holding the broom and they’re from here to there and you can hear them talking,” she added with a laugh. “It’s really cool.” Anderson was in Moose Jaw recently for the Saskatchewan Women’s Curling Tour stop at the Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre, where both her senior team and regular women’s team – skipped by third Nan-

Sherry Anderson yells to her sweepers during the Moose Jaw Sask Women’s Curling Tour stop. cy Martin – reached the playoff round. Anderson’s senior squad would reach the semifinals before falling to eventual champion Penny Barker. Anderson has also played a host of World Curling Tour events this season, and earned enough points on the Canadian Team Ranking System to land a direct berth in the Scotties provincial championships next month in Melville. It’s been a long road for the 55-year-old curling veteran, who won her first provincial Scotties title in 1994 and most recent championship in 2018. Through that time, the national tournament – which takes place in Moose Jaw Feb. 14-23 at Mosaic Place – has seen its share of changes in

presentation but not a whole lot of difference on the ice. “The show they put on, they used to pay a lot of money and put on a big show, we’d go there and there would be a lot of elaborate stuff like banquets and things like that,” Anderson said. “They’ve cut out a lot of that because of the cost of those things. “But the actual curling, it’s still the same as it was. And the fact that we get to showcase a women’s sport and get good television coverage, there’s not a lot of women’s professional sports in Canada that get coverage like that. So it’s a dream come true for the curlers who get there because there’s not better than competing and be-

ing on television and competing in an arena were the ice conditions are great.” Anderson has never been able to win the big one, finishing third in Kitchener in 1994 and falling to Colleen Jones in the final in Brandon in 2002. But as well as things have gone in her regular women’s career, it’s her most recent success that has attracted plenty of attention. The Saskatoon skip and her rink of third Patty Hersikorn, second Brenda Goertzen and lead Anita Silvernagle are the twotime defending World Senior Women’s Curling champions as well as the threetime defending Canadian champions. “It’s a lot of fun, it’s fun playing with the team we have,” Anderson said. “It’s just a great experience, people say ‘when are you going to hang up your shoes’ and I say ‘when I don’t think I can compete anymore’ and right now I still think I can compete so why quit?”

Extra Ends… Anderson was one of six teams announced as having pre-qualified for the provincial Scotties earlier this week…. Moose Jaw’s Penny Barker was the first to earn a berth, winning the Saskatoon Nutana direct-entry spiel last month… Michelle Englot, who also reached the quarters at the Moose Jaw SWCT, earned the SWCT champion’s berth and Lorraine Schneider the SWCT runner up spot… Defending provincial champion Robyn Silvernagle claimed the second CRTS berth and Moose Jaw’s Amber Holland, now curling out of Regina, earned the third CRTS spot… provincials are in Melville from Jan. 24-28 and will use a triple-knock-out format for the first time.


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Stunning comeback leads Weyburn over Vanier in Helping Hoops final Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

For three quarters and the majority of the fourth during the Helping Hoops high school boys basketball tournament final, the Vanier Vikings had the Weyburn Eagles right where they wanted them. Carrying a 10-point-plus lead much of the game from the second quarter on, the Vikings looked to be on their way to a comfortable win. But then the final three minutes hap-

Kyle Gotana puts up a shot against Weyburn’s Jacob Butz.

pened. The Eagles slowly clawed their way back into the game, pulling within one with 18.1 seconds remaining. A hard press on Vanier on the next possession led to a jump ball, with the arrow in Weyburn’s favour with 9.1 seconds on the clock. The Vikings fouled Zach Olson on the ensuing play, and the Eagles’ Grade 11 would hit both free throws with a second remaining in the game. Steal on the long pass on the inbound, and just like that Weyburn stole a 70-69 win to claim gold. “It was a really good basketball game, back and forth, we didn’t give in to their size and intimidation against us and just kept battling,” said Vikings coach David Tardif. “In the end, we just didn’t get the ball our way, we had some shots that didn’t go in, but that’s the way it goes. “I’m really proud of our performance this tournament, it was a good test for us to see where we are and how we can handle the pressure. We don’t see this as a big loss, it’s good for experience, we’ll learn from our mistakes and watch some game film and get right back at ’er.” Nathan Meili led all scorers with 26 points for Vanier, who led 22-13 after

Vanier guard Aidan Longworth drives past an Eagles defender. the first quarter, 42-32 at half and 60-49 through three quarters. Olson finished the game with 16 points for Weyburn, Jacob Butz also added 16. Things were just as close in the semifinal for Vanier, as they took a 62-59 win over the Swift Current Colts, with Meili putting up 24 points. The tournament host Peacock Toilers won their opener but didn’t have much luck after that as they fell 72-61 to Weyburn in their semifinal. Adam Blatchford scored 17 for the Toilers, Devin Baumann added 16.

Vanier’s Josh Auger attempts to drive past Weyburn’s Jacob Butz.

That put Peacock into the third-place game, where they were again within striking distance before losing 78-68. Baumann scored 21 points, Hayden Tollefson picked up 16. The tournament acted as a charity event for the Toilers, who plan to use half of the proceeds from the weekend to help support the new Wakamow Valley disc golf course.

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Tops in the league: AAA Warriors take over sole possession of first place Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

The Moose Jaw AAA Warriors have been knocking on the door for almost a month, and this past weekend it finally happened. Welcome to first place, all alone, in the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League. The Warriors took 6-3 and 3-0 wins over the Yorkton Maulers in league action this past weekend to improve to 19-6-1-0 on the season, moving two points clear of the Saskatoon Contacts and Saskatoon Blazers for top spot in the 12-team league. It’s been an impressive run for the local squad in their first season under head coach Trevor Weisgerber as they continue to show wholesale improvement in a stunningly short amount of time. “At the beginning of the year we weren’t sure, we figured we had a good team and we’d always talk and say that once we got accustomed to our systems and the guys were around and playing with each other things might take off,” Weisgerber said. “We worked on things and we knew with our group and how hard we worked, the more we played we’d be getting better. “I’m not sure we could say we’d be in this situation, but a lot of that credit goes to the guys with how hard they’ve worked and bought in.” The opening contest on Saturday night was much as it has been every night as of late, as the Warriors built a 5-0 lead over Yorkton before the Maulers rallied with three power play goals in the third period to make things interesting.

The Moose Jaw AAA Warriors took over sole possession of first place in the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League this past weekend “They played us pretty tough, they have a pretty good team down there and from what I hear they had a bunch of injuries, but they came out hard both games,” Weisgerber said. Ethan Peters would finish the game with two goals and an assist while linemates Caelan Fitzpatrick and Connor

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McGrath each had a goal and two helpers. Kyle Forster added a goal and an assist as the Warriors took a 2-0 lead out of the first and led 4-0 through two. Ben Wourms-Rowe added their other marker. Dylan Ernst was his usual solid self in goal, turning aside 19 shots. The rematch Sunday afternoon was close from the get go. “Then today was a battle, we had to work for everything,” Weisgerber said. “The guys played well all game and we kind of stuck with it. They battled hard and it was a tough road game and we were happy with how the guys played for sure.” The game was scoreless after the first before Kirk Mullen opening scoring 9:40 into the second. Lucius Schmidt would add an insurance marker with 4:48 to play in the game and Wourms-Rowe potted an empty netter to finish things off. Ernst made 25 saves to pick up his third shutout of the season. With first place in hand, the Warriors will now step into a crucible to defend it: they face the last team to hand them a loss in the Notre Dame Hounds on Thursday (7 p.m., Mosaic Place) before taking on the Contacts on Saturday (1:30 p.m., Mosaic Place) and fourth-place Regina Pat Canadians – who sit only a point back of the Saskatoon teams – on Sunday (1:30 p.m., Mosaic Place) before travelling to Saskatoon to face the Contacts and close out the first half of the season on Dec. 19.

Moose Jaw’s Fish wins speedskating World Cup bronze

Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express With the way things were going for Graeme Fish through the first part of the International Skating Union World Cup season, it was only a matter of time before he cracked the podium. As it turns out, this weekend was that time. Fish, 22, won his first career World Cup medal Saturday with a third-place finish in the 10,000 metres at World Cup #3 in Nur-Sultan, Kazahkstan. Fish – a former member of the Moose Jaw Kinsmen Speedskating Club who Moose Jaw’s Graeme Fish (right) won now competes for Team Canada out of bronze at the World Cup #3 meet in the Calgary Oval – skated in the third Kazakhstan on Saturday. Photo by pairing against Italy’s Davide Ghiotto Christian Kaspar-Bartke / International and crossed the line in 13:04.255 to fin- Skating Union ish seven seconds ahead of Ghiotto, two seconds behind third place finisher Danila Semerikov of Russia and just under five seconds back of winner Patrick Roest of the Netherlands. Roest finished in 12:59.442 and has swept the long distance events in the first three World Cups. “My race today was good,” Fish said on speedskating.ca. “I skated consistent times throughout the laps, followed my plan and built up from there. I was a bit surprised that some of the other skaters didn’t beat me in the final pairs, but it worked out for the best!” Consistent doesn’t begin to describe his lap times: from laps five to 11, his times never varied more than 31.3 seconds to 31.8 seconds on the 400-metre oval; laps 14 to 20 were even more impressive in that three laps crossed the line at exactly 30.7 seconds and three others at 30.6 seconds. Fish had previously skated the 10,000 metres only twice on the World Cup circuit, both times in the B group, and finished fourteenth and third. After today’s medal, the 22-year-old vaulted into fifth place in the long-distance World Cup rankings with 122 points, six back of Russia’s Denis Yuskov for fourth. Fish is also the top Canadian in the World Cup long distance rankings, as 10,000 metres world record holder Ted-Jan Bloemen sits ninth with 99 after finishing seventh in Nur-Sultan. Fish and Team Canada won’t be getting much of a break as they’re off to World Cup #4 beginning Thursday in Nagano, Japan.


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Warriors drop hard-fought decision to Prince Albert on Teddy Bear Toss night Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

The night might not have ended off perfectly for the Moose Jaw Warriors like it did for five other teams on Teddy Bear Toss Night on Saturday, but even with a 5-1 loss to the Prince Albert Raiders there were still quite a few positives to take from the contest. The largest of which, of course, was the Toss itself. Warriors captain Owen Hardy scored with 37.5 seconds to play in the first period to send the bears and toques and mittens flying, as fans continued the tradition began by the Kamloops Blazers in 1993 by throwing the soft stuff on the ice after the home team’s first goal. “It’s awesome, but that goal is definitely not just me,” Hardy said. “I’m playing with two great players in Ryder Korczak and Brayden Tracey, so they have a lot to do with that as well. But the support it unbelievable and I couldn’t be more grateful.” Warriors head coach Tim Hunter wasn’t surprised in the least to see the thousand-plus stuffed animals hit the ice, all in support of the Salvation Army Christmas Toy Drive. “It’s great,” he said. “This time of year, there are lots of needy people out there and it’s great that the people come and contribute. The one thing about Moose Jaw is it’s a great giving community, if

Warriors captain Owen Hardy celebrates with teammates after scoring the Teddy Bear Toss goal.

Through smoke and fire, the Moose Jaw Warriors prepare to take the ice for the Teddy Bear Toss game.

Moose Jaw Warriors 20-year-olds Kobe Mohr, Owen Hardy and Chase Hartje pose with some of the stuffed critters. there’s something or someone in need, Moose Jaw is very giving.” Of course, there still was a hockey game to be played, and it didn’t go as well as the Warriors hoped. Michael Horon had scored a pair of goals to put the Raiders up 2-0 before Hardy scored his marker. Evan Herman and Tyson Laventure made it 4-1 through two and former Warriors forward Daniil Stepanov closed out scoring with 6:53 to play in the third. After a series of games where the Warriors had been badly outshot, the Tribe carried the edge in that department throughout the night against the CHL fourth-ranked Raiders, as Carter Seryenko stopped 28 shots for Prince Albert and Adam Evanoff 22 for the Warriors. “It didn’t seem like a 5-1 game to me, I thought we played well and it’s a shame it was the Teddy Bear Toss game because we scored to make it 2-1 and had some momentum then we had to wait 25, 30 minutes to get back and play,” Hunter said. “It is what is, they got some breaks and we didn’t. We had some good looks on the power play, there were some good

chances five-on-five and their goalie played well. There are lots of things that are turning the corner, lots of things that look better than they did a week or so ago, so that’s the positive.” Even though the Warriors have now lost nine straight and find themselves nine

points out of a playoff spot, those gradual signs of improvement have the team hoping to find the win column again sooner than later. “It’s just the same as every day, we wake up tomorrow and try to get better and have a positive attitude,” Hardy said. “It’s been a rough go here, but the only thing we can do here is come to the rink every day and get better. That’s going to be our goal next day and we just want to take another step forward.”

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Moose Jaw’s Verna Zimmerman celebrates 100th birthday Family and friends gather for celebration at Chez Nous

When Verna Zimmerman was born on Nov. 29, 1919, Prohibition was still a couple months away, the world

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MATTHEWS Roy Matthews of Moose Jaw, SK passed away on Monday, December 2nd, 2019 after reaching the age of 98 years. After a few months of failing health, he peacefully passed away at home. Roy was born on September 24th, 1921 in Keystown, SK to Carol and Lily (Dingle) Matthews. As a boy they moved to Moose Jaw where he played and swam in the valley. Roy was also affectionately known as Mitch by many of his friends. At 18 he joined the Air Force and proudly served his country overseas. He returned to civilian life after the war and started working at the CPR and was there until his retirement in 1981. Roy met the love of his life, Violet Stregger, when they were both working in Assiniboia, SK. His love of Moose Jaw brought them back where they bought a house on south hill, a stone’s throw from his much loved valley. Anyone driving by their house on the corner would most likely see him working outside in his beloved yard or tinkering in the garage. He tended and protected a patch of prairie cactus in their back yard that bloomed every year. Roy and Vi had 38 wonderful years of retirement. They both learned to golf when he retired at 60 and spent many summers travelling on golf trips and playing at the Lynbrook. He loved playing hockey and watching a good hockey game. He coached juvenile hockey in his younger days and was a Warrior season ticket holder since they first opened the franchise. When he couldn’t make a game he listened to it on his radio at home. Roy loved doing his crossword puzzles and was an avid reader of western novels. He complained how they never made a good western movie anymore. Roy was a 60 year member of the Royal Canadian Legion. He lived his life to the fullest and loved to be around laughter, good food, family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents; granddaughter, Carrie Martyniuk; as well as sisters and brothers in-law. Those left to cherish Roy’s memory are his loving wife, Vi; daughters: Judy Matthews, Leah Martyniuk (Bill), and Laurie Matthews; grandchildren: Erin Robinson (Steve), Krista Tatum (Kurtis), Carly Martyniuk, Mitchell Beitel (Andrea), and Carson Beitel; greatgrandchildren: Jayden and Rowan Robinson, and Brady and Jake Tatum; brother and sister-in-law, Duke and Jean; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. His only sibling, his loving sister Margaret (Peg), passed away peacefully in Vernon, BC just two days after his passing. Condolences to her sons Brian and Daniel and their family. Special thanks to Dr. and Mrs. Hugo, the Home Care nurses, RN’s and Palliative Care nurses that treated him with such tenderness and care. A private family service will be held. Roy’s wishes were to be cremated and for his family to celebrate. “I had a great life!” and as his favourite singer sang “For Lorem ipsum the Good Times!” Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Michelle Surtees, Funeral Director 306-693-4550 www.moosejawfuneralhome. com

CLAIRE AGNES JOHNSON Claire Agnes Johnson aged 94, of Moose Jaw, passed away peacefully at Providence Place on December 6, 2019. Claire was born November 12, 1925 on the family farm at Viceroy, SK to Martha and John Rosvold the fifth of eight children. She worked as a secretary in Moose Jaw until 1960 then transferred to Regina. She married Floyd Johnson from the Pangman area on July 6, 1966. They made their home on the farm until retiring to Moose Jaw. Claire was an active member of Jehovah’s Witnesses and looked forward to the marvelous promises contained in the Bible of Resurrection to an Earth restored to Paradise. Claire was predeceased by her parents John and Martha Rosvold; husband Floyd Johnson in 1996; brothers Kenneth (2005) and Leslie (2009); sisters Lily Lauterbach (1978), Nola Robinson (1978) and Doris Travis (2018). She is survived by her sister Carmel Passmore of Moose Jaw and brother Gerald (Loretta) Rosvold of Moose Jaw as well as her nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the Parkview Funeral Chapel, 474 Hochelaga St W., Moose Jaw, SK. In living memory of Claire, a memorial planting will be made by Jones - Parkview Funeral Services. Please sign the memorial register at website: www.wjjonesandson.com or www.parkviewfuneralchapel.ca (Obituaries). Dayna Chamberlain - Funeral Director

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KAMPEN, ABE Abe Kampen passed away in the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, B.C. after a lengthy illness on November 29th, 2019. Born Abram Beno Kampen on June 25, 1933 to parents Jacob and Barbara Kampen of Tugaske, Saskatchewan. He is predeceased by his parents, wife Elsie, brother Henry and his pet cat, Miska. Abe is survived by one brother, Jacob of Moose Jaw, and a niece, Anita of Victoria, B.C. He attended Sunnyfield Country School and Tugaske High School. Abe was active in sports, especially baseball and curling. As he grew older he worked at various jobs. He worked for Sask. Breweries Warehouse on River Street West, Moose Jaw for many years until it closed. He enjoyed many summers at his cottage at Buffalo Pound fishing and water skiing. After many years in Moose Jaw, Abe and his girlfriend decided to move to Victoria, B.C. There he purchased a nice little place in the Oak Bay area near the ocean. Shortly after moving to Victoria, Abe and Elsie married on the steps of the big Empress Hotel across from the Inland Harbour. Abe then got a job on James Island as a mechanic and Elsie worked with handicapped children. Abe also ran a lawn mower business. He fixed lawnmowers, rototillers, garden tools and chainsaws. He would buy, fix and sell at Speedway Race Track every weekend. In 1994 his wife passed away. She is buried at the Tugaske Cemetery. After several years Abe decided to leave Victoria and move to Barriere, B.C. north of Kamloops. He purchased two acreages with mobile homes. He lived in one and rented out the other. He built a big 36’ x 40’ workshop with lots of tools. Again, Abe spent many hours at auction sales building up a supply of tractors, backhoes, loaders, lawnmowers – anything that needed fixing for resale. Abe was a good mechanic and did this for many years until his age and health eventually caused the end to a very active life. A graveside service and burial will take place at the Tugaske Cemetery at a later date. Donations in Abe’s honour may be made to: Royal Inland Hospital c/o I.C.U #311, Kamloops, B.C. Phone 1-250-374-5111

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St. Barnabas

Traditional Anglican Parish Now worshipping at

Celebrating Inclusion For All

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

TRINITY UNITED CHURCH 277 Iroquois St W Moose Jaw, SK Next Service: December 15, 10:30am Rev. Walter Engel

Music Director: Karen Purdy • Choir Director: Jenna Nash

Advent III Sunday, December 15th, 2019 10:30 am Worship Service & Sunday School

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

27 Hochelaga St. W., Moose Jaw

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

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DONALD JOHN SCHWAB Donald John Schwab, aged 72 years of Moose Jaw, SK passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 30th, 2019 at the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital. Don was born in Moose Jaw on August 22nd, 1947. His sister Carleen was born 5 years later. Don bravely battled prostate cancer for the past 7 years and it was only in the last 3 months of his life that it started slowing him down. He was predeceased by his parents, Lena and Carlton Schwab. Don will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife, Del and son, Brett. He will also be remembered by his close cousin, Myrna Schwab; sister, Carleen Schwab; and cousin, Brian Schwab and family. He is also survived by his cousin, Kathy Hiebert and family; cousin, Margie Spearman and family; cousin, Donna Koch and family; and cousin, Tim McLean and family. He is survived by cousin, Lynn Pelzer and family; and the family of cousin Gregory Bechard, who has passed away. He attended St. Margaret Elementary School, St. Louis College (grades 9 and 10), and Vanier Collegiate (grades 11 and 12). While growing up, he enjoyed playing ball in the summer and hockey in the winter. Following grade 12, Don worked at various jobs and then in his early 30’s decided to go to the University of Regina and get his Social Work degree. Following that, he worked at Diversified Services for 31 years, retiring at the age of 65. Don married Del on August 6th, 1991 and on March 23rd, 1994 they welcomed their son Brett into their lives. He was a source of much happiness and joy, and Don was so incredibly proud of Brett. Throughout his life, he enjoyed being physically fit and spent much time working out at the YMCA. His favorite hobby was hunting. He started gopher hunting when he was 13 years old. He enjoyed target practice and spending time outdoors. He really enjoyed deer hunting, which he continued until his retirement, after which he continued being involved in the sport by helping fellow hunters fix, modify, or maintain their rifles. Don also really enjoyed having coffee with friends every day, be it at Tim Horton’s or A&W. A special thank you to good friend Doug Arkles for all the help he gave Don over the years. Thank you to Myrna, Karen, John, Frank, Doug, and anyone else who would regularly give Don a ride home from coffee when he could no longer drive himself. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, January 9th, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home with Reverend John McCubbing officiating. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Don’s name may be made to Prostate Cancer Canada, 2 Lombard Street, 3rd Floor, Toronto, ON M5C 1M1 www.prostatecancer. ca. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Gary McDowell, Funeral Director 306-693-4550 www.moosejawfuneralhome. com

Honour the memory of a loved one with a memorial gift to support the Moose Jaw Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital. Please contact us for more information. Moose Jaw Health Foundation 55 Diefenbaker Drive Moose Jaw, SK S6J 0C2 Phone (306) 694-0373

THUL With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Dick Thul, aged 93 years of Moose Jaw, SK on Friday, November 29th, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was predeceased by his parents; sister, Marg Sagal; brother, Bernard Thul; brother-in-law, Gene Herle; sister-in-law, Olive Thul; as well as numerous other relatives. Dick will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 69 years, Elsie Thul; children: Dianna (Dave) Blanchard and their children Natasha (John), Michael (Ashley), and Jonathan (Callie); Cindy (Don) Demich and their children Cory (Jen), Steven (Trisha) and Ashley; Ron Thul (Pat) and their children Kristin, Kent (Crystal), and Keira (Martyn); Glenn (Louise) Thul and their children Desiree (Curtis) and Tyler (Lisa); Darren Thul (Ria) and their children Megen (Mahmoud), Jerrod, Rebecca (Carter), and Fanes; brothers, Jack Thul and Duane (Nola) Thul; sister, Deanna Brewer; and sister-in-law, Marilyn Herle; as well as numerous great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandson, nieces and nephews, all of whom he loved dearly. Dick was born in Tuxford, SK on September 5th, 1926. He farmed at Marquis, SK where he met and married Elsie Herle, and together they raised 5 children. Dick and Elsie moved to Moose Jaw in 1981 and he often said how much he enjoyed his life. He loved to laugh and passed a great love of family onto his family. Dick was a lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus and was loved and respected by all who knew him. Watching a Riders game with Dick was a memorable experience. The family would like to thank everyone for your acts of kindness and support, especially Dr. Van Heerden and the staffs at the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital, West Park Crossing and Caleb Village. As per the family’s wishes, a private service was held. A Celebration of Dick’s Life will be held on Saturday, December 7th, 2019 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Golden Nugget Center on the Moose Jaw Exhibition Grounds, 30 Thatcher Dr E, Moose Jaw, SK. All are welcome. Flowers are gratefully declined. Always loved…always remembered Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Todd Sjoberg, Funeral Director 306-693-4550 www.moosejawfuneralhome. com

ARMSTRONG Shelley Debera Armstrong (née: MacPherson), aged 58 years of Victoria, BC passed away on Friday, November 8th, 2019. Shelley leaves behind her husband, Gary Armstrong; mother, Donna Ellison; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A Celebration of Shelley’s Life will be held on Saturday, December 14th, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in the Harvey Room at Moose Jaw Funeral Home with Major Wendy Broome officiating. A private family interment has taken place at Rosedale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Shelley’s name may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 1910 McIntyre St, Regina, SK S4P 2R3. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Todd Sjoberg, Funeral Director 306-693-4550 www.moosejawfuneralhome. com

RUBY EVELYN ZUMSTEIN The Lord called her and she answered his call on the afternoon of December 2, 2019. Ruby was born April 3, 1928 on the home quarter section farm near Tyner, Saskatchewan. She grew up on the farm and met and married Alymer in 1947. Her life revolved around her family, she always had coffee on for family or visitors. Ruby was a long time member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, starting as a Sunday School Teacher back in the 50’s. She worked in health care at Extendicare, and then later at the Moose Jaw Union Hospital. After living in Temple Towers she came to live with her daughter Joan, for four and a half years. When the Alzheimer’s got too much she moved into Extendicare for six months, then transferred to Pioneer Lodge for the last year of her life. Ruby was predeceased by her mother and father; her husband Alymer (1984); great-grandchildren Paul and Kalysta; her sisters Rosa, Silvia, and Betty; her brothers John, Arnold, Alvin, Edward and Carl. Ruby is survived by her six children, Linda, Carol, Joan (Ralph), Marcus (Carole), Ken (Dara), and Jerry (Debbie); her seventeen grandchildren; her twenty-five great-grandchildren; her three special nieces Maxine Jacobson, Darlene Hall and Marlene Romanycia; her three sisters, Ruth Greenacres, Darlene (Fred) Johnson, and Marie (Gene) Easterby; and her one brother, Raymond (Doreen) Saathoff. We would like to thank Dr. Janzen, Dr, Veermak, and Dr. VanHeerden and the wonderful staff at Pioneer Lodge for their compassionate care. A Celebration of Ruby’s life will be held Saturday, December 14th, at 10:30AM at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 15 Paul Drive, Moose Jaw. Reverend John Kreutzweiser will officiate. Interment will take place at Sunset Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, for those so inclined, memorial donations can be made to the Emmanuel Lutheran Church or to a charity of choice. In living memory of Ruby a memorial planting will be made by Jones - Parkview Funeral Services. Please sign the memorial register at website: www.wjjonesandson. com or www.parkviewfuneralchapel.ca (Obituaries). Dayna Chamberlain/Blake Seebach - Funeral Directors

GERALD “GERRY” LEROY MOULTON Gerald passed away Wednesday, December 4th, at the age of 75. He is predeceased by his Mother and Father; and his siblings Thelma, Phillis, Twin Sisters, and Herald. Gerald is survived by his nieces Debbie (John), Brenda (Barry), and Melinda (Wally); his 9 great nieces and nephews; his 5 great great nieces and nephews; and his special friend Pearl. The family would like to thank the staff at Extendicare for their compassionate care of Gerald. In keeping with Gerald’s wishes no service will take place at this time. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations can be made to the Moose Jaw Legion Branch #59 (633 Caribou St W, Moose Jaw, SK). In living memory of Gerald a memorial planting will be made by Jones Parkview Funeral Services. Please sign the memorial register at website: www.wjjonesandson.com or www. parkviewfuneralchapel.ca (Obituaries). Stephanie Lowe - Funeral Director

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COMING EVENTS

Please note that coming events are placed where space is available and that priority is given to local non-profit groups and organizations. GOOD FOOD BOX – Hunger in Moose Jaw, contact Kathleen Dempkey 306.693.0754: Money due Wed. Dec. 11th for pick up on Tue. Dec. 17th. Now accept debit and credit card payments. MOOSE JAW HOMEGROWN FARMERS MARKET is moving indoors and will be on Sunday, 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. 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 s.hanna@sasktel.net . 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 www.mjknights.ca 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. ST. VLADIMIR’S UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (673 Grandview St. West) will be having liturgy on Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. and on Jan. 19 (Jordan) afternoon services at 2:30 p.m. Blessing of water to follow. Lunch of fellowship after services. Phone 306-692-2593 for more information. 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 a.m.to 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. TOWN & COUNTRY CHRISTMAS SUPPER & DANCE on Saturday, December 14 at Church of Our Lady Community Centre, 566 Vaughan Street; Supper at 6 p.m. dancing from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. to the music of Leon Ochs. Come on out for an evening of fun! Everyone welcome! Cost $35. Midnight lunch included. Advance tickets available by calling 691-6634. PROVIDENCE PLACE is holding a craft and trade show on Sunday, December 15. The show will run from 10 to 3 and has vendors with a wide variety of items for sale. Come out to Providence Place, 100 Second Ave NE, to get those last minute Christmas gifts! 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 306-690-

8001. Email – cimoran@sasktel.net. 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. ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 725 9th Ave. SW, Moose Jaw. Nativity Eve Service, Dec. 24, 7 p.m.; Nativity Liturgy, Dec. 25, 9 a.m. Everyone is welcome to worship with us at these beautiful celebrations of Christ’s birth! For more information, call 306-692-7582. 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! Deadline for renewal is December 31st to remain a member in good standing. GENERAL MEETING – Saturday, December 21 @ 1:30 p.m. in the lounge – All Legion members are encouraged to attend in order to conduct the business of Branch 59. The new 2020 Executive will be sworn in and ‘Years of Service’ pins will be awarded to members who qualify. MOOSE JAW & DISTRICT SENIORS’ ASSOCIATION @Timothy Eaton Garden – 101-510 Main St N. For more information or the regular listing of ongoing daily events call 306-694-4223 or mjsenior@ sasktel.net ONGOING PROGRAMS: EVERY WEEKDAY. Please check with MJ & District Seniors to find out what these are. 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. 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. 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

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Hall St. W at 7pm. It is open to women and men for sharing, understanding and support as a walk through a grief journey that is unique and often misunderstood. FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES 3395, 561 Home St. W, Moose Jaw. Monday Night Crib 7:00pm Everyone welcome. Wednesday Night Darts 7:30 pm Live Music every Friday and Saturday night ELKS FUNDRAISER MEAT DRAW RAFFLES are held every Friday evening at 5:30 PM in the Legion lounge. There are eight chances to win meat, a teddy bear draw and a 50-50 draw. It’s a great way to start the weekend! Funds raised support Elks projects. FLK TAOIST TAI CHI SOCIETY invites you to join in to practice the art of Taoist Tai Chi. Beginner Classes each Wednesday 6:00-7:00pm and each Saturday 11:00 am- 12:00 noon at St. Andrews Social Hall - 60 Athabasca St. Call Elaine (306)693-9034 or email moosejaw@taoist.org 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 kurt.gillett@gmail.com . 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, but let’s not forget about summer training. 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. THE FRIENDLY CITY OPTIMIST CLUB invites everyone to meetings at the Heritage Inn on the second Tuesday of each month. Social at 5:30 p.m./ Supper at 6:00 p.m./meeting at 6:30 p.m. Socials dates and places vary. Contact Lloyd Pethick for more information at 306.694.4121. INFORMED CHOICES Pregnancy Centre. 679 Hall St. W Regular Open Office Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10-5. Free confidential and non-judgmental counselling and support available for women and men experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Text 306-690-8462. SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLASSES are held on Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. at Moose Jaw Public Library, the Herb Taylor room on the second floor. You do not have to be Scottish. You do not need a partner. It is similar dance to square dancing. Everyone welcome. For information call Mike at 306-690- 5182. DR. F.H. WIGMORE REGIONAL HOSPITAL AUXILIARY meets the third Tuesday of every month except December, July, and August at the regional hospital. For further information regarding the auxiliary, call 306-694-0355. MOOSE JAW ROTARY CLUB meets Mondays at noon at the Heritage Inn. Information available at 306692-3842. ROTARY CLUB OF MOOSE JAW WAKAMOW meets the second and fourth Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at the Heritage Inn. K-40 CLUB OF MOOSE JAW generally meets the second Tuesday of the month.

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SEDAN TOURING

APR FOR 48 MONTHS

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ACCORD 0.99 THE WELL-EQUIPPED 2019

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SEDAN TOURING

APR FOR 48 MONTHS

FEATURES INCLUDE*:

FEATURES INCLUDE*:

→ HONDA SENSING™ SAFETY TECHNOLOGIES INCL. FORWARD COLLISION WARNING → HONDA LANEWATCH™ BLIND SPOT DISPLAY → REMOTE ENGINE STARTER

→ BLIND SPOT INFORMATION SYSTEM → HEAD-UP DISPLAY → HONDALINK™ SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES INCL. FIND MY CAR

∞ Limited time lease offer from Honda Canada Finance Inc. (HCFI), On Approved Credit. Lease example based on a new 2019 Civic Sedan Touring CVT, model FC1F9KKN/2019 CR-V Touring-AWD CVT model RW2H9KKNS/2019 Accord Sedan 1.5T Touring CVT, model CV1F9KKN for a 48/30/48-month period, for a total of 208/130/208 weekly payments of $87/$141/$111 leased at 0.99%/0.99%/0.99% APR. 80,000/50,000/80,000 kilometre allowance (12 cents/km excess charge applies). Total lease obligation is $18,147.78/$18,296.27/$23,110.12. Lease obligation includes freight and PDI of $1,655/$1,795/$1,655, Federal air conditioning charge, engine block heater, wheel lock, tire levy and other applicable fees except PPSA lien registration fee of $30.00 and lien registering agent’s fee of $6.50, which are both due at time of delivery. No down-payment required. Taxes, license, insurance and registration are extra. Dealer may lease for less. Offers valid from November 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019 at participating Honda retailers. ß$500 Honda Bonus lease or finance dollars available on any new in-stock 2019 Honda Civic, while quantities last. Must be leased/financed through Honda Canada Finance Inc. (HCFI) and delivered by December 31, 2019. Honda Bonus can be combined with lease or finance rates advertised by HCFI, on approved credit, and will be deducted from the negotiated vehicle price after taxes. Offer ends December 31, 2019 and is subject to change or cancellation without notice. £$1,000 Honda Bonus lease or finance dollars available on any new in-stock 2019 Honda CR-V, while quantities last. Must be leased/financed through Honda Canada Finance Inc. (HCFI) and delivered by December 31, 2019. Honda Bonus can be combined with lease or finance rates advertised by HCFI, on approved credit, and will be deducted from the negotiated vehicle price after taxes. Offer ends December 31, 2019 and is subject to change or cancellation without notice. ∞ߣOffers valid only for Saskatchewan residents at Honda Dealers of Saskatchewan locations. Offers subject to change or cancellation without prior notice. Offers only valid on new in-stock 2019 vehicles. While quantities last. Dealer order or trade may be necessary. Visit Honda.ca or your Saskatchewan Honda dealer for details. *None of the features described are intended to replace the driver’s responsibility to exercise due care while driving. Drivers should not use handheld devices or operate certain vehicle features unless it is safe and legal to do so. Some features have technological limitations. For additional feature information, limitations and restrictions, please visit www.honda.ca/disclaimers or refer to the vehicle’s owner’s manual.

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