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This year, the committee is presenting a record number of nominees for the annual awards, which means that it will be a full house on the night of the awards. “We have 36 nominees this year, which is the most we have ever had,” said Froese. “That’s I think ten more than we’ve had in previous years, which is extraordinary.” The event is also the moment where this year’s award will be unveiled — an exclusively designed necklace from Fifth Avenue Collection, given in place of a plaque or trophy to each award winner. Tickets to the Unveiling Event are $20 and are currently available to purchase online through the Business Women of Moose Jaw’s website prior to the event. Tickets for the annual PRISM Awards on Mar. 7 are also available for purchase online, and Froese advised the public to purchase tickets soon as they’re likely to sell out much quicker this year due to the large number of nominees.


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Volunteering with the Western Development Museum is available all year round, but the staff will be hosting a catch-all information session to gather potential volunteers for 2020 and answer their questions. It’s called the Volunteer Blitz, although it’s meant to make the details about volunteering more readily accessible, said programs coordinator Karla Rasmussen. “We always say we have something for everyone, no matter how much time you’re able to commit, and this is kind of a nice way to learn kind of an overview,” said Rasmussen. The free session will take place on Jan. 18 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and will cover all the essentials that new volunteers need to know about getting involved with the WDM. This includes not only how to sign up, but also what kind of opportunities are

Volunteer Karen Dolan handles a milking demonstration at the Western Development Museum. (supplied) available. Volunteers decide what kind of time they can commit to giving, said Rasmussen, and there are a variety of opportunities to fit every schedule and personality.

“Some folks really enjoy working with children, other people would rather work behind the scenes. Some are great public speakers and would make excellent tour guides,” said Rasmussen. WDM volunteers can provide their time for a number of different programs, from helping out with kids programming or events to taking part in restoration projects. There are spots working as a conductor for the K & S Short Line 101, helping passengers on and off the train and sharing facts about the locomotive. Some volunteers even spend time on the museum floor, escorting groups on guided tours of the exhibits, and the WDM is looking for more volunteers willing to do demonstrations of things like butter churning or ice cream making at events. The WDM usually has about 130 volunteers on paper each year, and Rasmussen

emphasized that there’s really no limit to the number of people the WDM will accept. “That sounds like a big number, but there’s events where we need 30 to 40 volunteers to help make it run,” said Rasmussen. The Volunteer Blitz will be a perfect opportunity to learn more about volunteering with the WDM, and those in attendance will be treated to refreshments and a tour of the restoration workshop that isn’t normally open to the public. New volunteers need to fill out a form before getting involved with the WDM, which can be done at the Volunteer Blitz or by stopping at the WDM during their regular hours. There is also more information about volunteering on the WDM’s website.

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Five favourite Bizworld stocks average 36 per cent return during 2019 While 2018 was a year most investors would like to forget, 2019 was the opposite. The benchmark Toronto Stock Exchange 300 index returned 20.04 per cent last year compared with a loss of 12.1 per cent in 2018. The five favourite Bizworld stocks for 2019 performed even better than the TSE 300, averaging a total return of 36.76 per cent, handily beating the comparable TSE 300 About one-tenth of that return was from dividends, the rest from price gains. Leading performer was Equinox Gold , turning in a stellar 63.2 per cent price gain as it poured the first gold from the Aurizona open pit mine in northeastern Brazil, produced the open pit heap leach Mesquite Mine in California and developed the open pit Castle Line also in the Golden State. Second was Canadian Western Bank, with a 25.66 per cent total return. The Alberta-based bank continued to expand offerings. Power Corporation with a 34.5 per cent return was third. Power was undervalued after last fall’s market crash. The merger with daughter holding company Power Financial should create more value in 2020. Coming fourth was utility Emera Inc. with a 32 per cent total return. Emera has integrated two utilities in Florida and Arizona and will be on the hunt for an acquisition. Pembina Pipelines, returning 21.2 per cent, was fifth. Bizworld’s five favourite stocks for 2020 are Equinox

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stocks in food retailing with expansion of new store banners. Enbridge, $51.63, represents a solid pipeline utility with significant holdings in the United States. Delays in Line Three rebuilding to the Midwest have held back the stock Line three, important to Canadian producers, is a small, piece of the Enbridge operations. Air Lease, $47.72US leases aircraft around the world with 371 in 59 countries and commitments to buy $25 billion aircraft on the books. Forty-five per cent of business comes from fast-growing Asia, and about one-third of that comes from China. Potential downsides to Air Lease include China/US trade wars affecting orders, continued grounding of the Boeing Max 737 fleet and potential end of production for the Max. Air Lease has delayed its Max orders to late 2020 and leases both Boeing and AirBus craft on a large scale. CAUTION: Remember when investing, consult your adviser and do your homework before buying any security. Bizworld does not recommend investments. Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@sasktel.net The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.

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It’s so exciting that the Scotties Tournament of Hearts will again be held in Moose Jaw in just over a month. This is good for the economy of Moose Jaw and a time to celebrate the sport of curling in a province where winter activities are a big part of the year, every year. Because most of us that have grown up on the Joan Ritchie EDITOR prairies have spent time at both the hockey and curling arenas that still are the hub of winter activities in small town Saskatchewan, the sport is easy to know and watch and can be exciting with the unexpected twists and turns of the curling rocks, and a sport you just can’t brush-off. Single-draw tickets are now available, as well as the full line-up of entertainment at the HeartStop Lounge in Mosaic Place that will be going on throughout the Scotties. And for many hockey enthusiasts, they will be eager to get their tickets for the upcoming Kinsmen Sports Hall of Fame that will be taking place in Moose Jaw on February 1st. The NHL star Eric Lindros will be in the house to share his career and jest with the crowd on all-things hockey, as well as Blue Jays catcher Reese McGuire will be pitching straight on his sport’s career in baseball. Annual awards will be presented and again, Moose Jaw Express/MooseJawToday.com is proud to be presenting the Sports Builder award to recognize a significant contributor to the local sports’ scene in Moose Jaw. What about those young guys - our Canadian team that just recently participated in the World Junior Hockey Championship held in Ostrava, Czech Republic? They brought home the gold again, twice in three years and a very proud moment for Canadian hockey. It was a nail-bitter, as the team was down by two goals in the third period and then pulled out some impressive shots to win against Russia in the final. It seemed some of the players on Team Russia were a little frustrated about then and showed some unsportsmanlike conduct to induce a few additional penalties that they really couldn’t afford leading up to the Canadian win. In a contest like this with all the hard work that goes into building a team of random players across leagues, the joy of a win was evident on Team Canada, as well as the heartbreak was for Team Russia in their loss. For all these and more sports’, read the full stories in this edition of the Moose Jaw Express and online on MooseJawToday.com. 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.

Colliers Project Management to oversee construction of proposed joint-use school on South Hill Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Colliers Project Management will act as the project manager for the construction of the proposed jointuse school in Moose Jaw after submitting the winning bid. The school is expected to be built in the Westheath area, on the west end of South Hill. The new building will be constructed to house about 1,000 students, bringing together children from the Prairie South School Division (PSSD) and Holy Trinity Catholic School Division under one roof. PSSD issued the request for proposals in the fall for a project manager for the joint-use building. The bid was awarded to Colliers between Oct. 30 and Nov. 26 for $599,000, according to a report presented during the PSSD board meeting in December. Jan Radwanski, a trustee for the City of Moose Jaw, was concerned about the issuance of the tender since he had spoken with city councillors and municipal officials about the project, who told him there are challenges in finding a particular spot on South Hill for the joint-use school. Specifically, there are issues with planning and the suitability of the location. He wondered if the tender allowed for variation of a new school during construction or if the tender would be paid out even if the school wasn’t constructed. “I have no concerns that the joint-use school won’t happen. I’m 100-percent confident that five years from now, we’ll have a joint-use, public-Catholic pre-k to (Grade) 8 elementary school on South Hill,” said education director Tony Baldwin. “The $599,000 pays for project man-

The Prairie South School Division board office is located on Ninth Avenue Northwest. Photo by Jason G. Antonio agement for that process from (now) until sometime in 2024 when Colliers will be finished with the signoff process for any deficiencies in the new building. “In the event that something went off the rails … one of their jobs is to keep things on the rails and I have lots of confidence in their ability to do that work.” A total of $2 million has been provided to the school divisions to help with the early process of preparing for the construction of the new school, Baldwin explained. PSSD received $1.25 million while Holy Trinity will write the division a cheque for $750,000 for the rest of that preparation process. PSSD will then manage the accounting for the construction of the school until its completion. This means when a company is hired, such as Colliers, PSSD will make one payment on behalf of both school divisions instead of each paying an 80/20 percentage split. Bald-

win added that all the expenses have been sanctioned by project partners PSSD, Holy Trinity and the Ministry of Education. “We’ll show that in our audited financial statements. I’m not entirely sure if Holy Trinity will show that in theirs. My hunch is they won’t because the money will be passing through Prairie South,” he added. There is a joint steering committee composed of members from both school divisions’ administrations. Baldwin is representing PSSD, Sean Chase (education director) is representing Holy Trinity, Clint Repsky is representing the Ministry of Education, and Kyle Toffin is representing SaskBuilds. There is also a working committee that issued the tender for the project management and is working to issue a tender for the prime consultant role. Various members from both school divisions and the ministry are also in that group.

School trustee concerned about schools being used as polling stations during elections Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

rent specific schools to host polling stations, the report explained. The division’s current practice is that the central office and buildings department authorizes the rentals and notifies the schools in question. The division office contacted Elections Canada and Elections Saskatchewan to determine if the request could be denied for use of the buildings. Elections Saskatchewan confirmed that the law stipulates that if the returning officer deems the building convenient it would be used as a polling station. “That said, their position is that if a trustee or a school has concerns, it is best to work with them (regarding those concerns),” the report continued, adding Elections SasSeveral schools were used as polling stations during katchewan suggests contacting the chief electoral officer the 2019 federal election, including Central Colle- with any concerns to allow the organization to mitigate those problems. giate. Photo by Jason G. Antonio One school used as a polling station during the October Provincial and federal legislation say schools can be used federal election was Central Collegiate. It was this school as polling stations during elections, but one Moose Jaw that concerned Jan Radwanski, board trustee for the City trustee is concerned about how such events affect schools of Moose Jaw, who pointed out that there were parking and surrounding areas. challenges around Central and “rambunctious students” Several schools in Moose Jaw were the site of polling in the halls during class changes. stations during the October 2019 federal election. During Radwanski wondered if school division officials could their December board meeting, board trustees with the say another location should be chosen due to the tight Prairie South School Division (PSSD) received a report parking and interruptions by students. about who gives permission to Elections Canada to allow Elections Canada has a mandate to work with schools and such stations to be held in an educational building and has the statutory right to use the buildings, said Stephen whether the school has any input in the decision to allow Robitaille, superintendent of business and operations. If a polling station. there are problems, then the division should speak with According to section 122 (2) of the Federal Elections Act, the returning officer now so arrangements can be made “Whenever possible, a returning officer shall establish a for the future. polling station in a school or other suitable public build- “But this let’s school divisions serve the community,” he ing.” said. There are also other benefits to the schools, such as Section 36 (8) of the Saskatchewan Elections Act states, overtime for staff and rental fees to use the gyms; rental “The returning officer may take and use as a polling place revenue goes straight to the division office. any school that is the property of a school division or a Robitaille added that the division could speak to Elections duly organized school district if the school is convenient Canada and Elections Saskatchewan about not using Cenfor the purpose.” tral Collegiate in the future due to its parking problems. PSSD received several requests from Elections Canada to


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PSSD reappoints directors to oversee annual bursary fund Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

The Prairie South School Division (PSSD) has reappointed several directors to a committee that manages a bursary fund carried over from the former Moose Jaw school division. During their December board meeting, PSSD trustees voted to have Greg Veillard, John Livingston, George Patterson, Claude Duke, Pam Ludwar, Al Kessler, Mary Jukes and Ron Purdy serve for another year on the Moose Jaw School District No. 1 Bursary Fund Inc.; this is an annual appointment. “This is an important function of the school division. It (the fund) provides for many scholarships throughout the

year,” explained Steve Robitaille, superintendent of business and operations. “The appointments ensure the proper decorum is being followed … and that the fund follows its mandate.” The fund is a separate legal entity established by the former Moose Jaw School Division No. 1 to collect and invest money donated to provide scholarships to deserving students, according to a board report. PSSD’s board of education is now the sole member of the fund and has the duty to appoint directors. The bursary fund has registered the business name of Prairie South Schools Bursary Fund so the fund can be

seen as more than just a City of Moose Jaw fund. The money held in trust by the school division for scholarships has been transferred to the bursary fund. It is important to understand, said the report, that the transfer of funds does not change anything for any individual scholarship except where the money is housed and accounted for and the interest return it earns. All current bursary fund members agreed to continue to serve on the board. It was not mentioned during the board meeting how much money is in the fund.

Central students given the OK to hit the slopes in Banff Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

While most people will spend Easter cozied up at home, a group of students from Central Collegiate will be swishing down the slopes of Banff and Lake Louise on chattering skis. About 45 students from the high school will travel to Alberta from April 9 to 12, 2020 as part of the school’s annual ski trip for students in grades 9 to 12. The threeday road trip is expected to cost $25,200, with each student required to pay $625. Other expenses include rooms at the Banff Hotel for $6,800, bus transportation for $5,000, winter activities — alpine skiing, snowboarding, lessons, lift pass and equipment — for $13,000, and bus driver accommodation for $400. Board trustees with the Prairie South School Division reviewed the application during their December meeting and approved the request. Jan Radwanski, a trustee for Moose Jaw,

noted that the agenda indicates students will return to Moose Jaw on April 12 at 11 p.m. He didn’t think that would be accurate since it was too tight of a timeline that didn’t factor in additional stops or road conditions. He suggested the school should revise the time so parents would know when to get their child and so the bus driver wasn’t so stressed to make it back by that time. Several learning objectives and learning activities will be accomplished during the trip, according to the application. A few learning objectives include: • Respecting nature and developing a stronger spiritual understanding of self, other and the environment, as connected to the Wellness/Physical Education curricula, while enhancing mental health • Developing lifelong skills related to fitness, physical activity and skillful movements within alpine skiing and/or snow-

Interest in school band program drops sharply when not mandatory, report shows Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

The level of interest in the elementary band program in Prairie South School Division (PSSD) falls off sharply once the program is no longer mandatory, according to a division report. Band programming did not exist in the majority of legacy school divisions when PSSD was established, according to a report presented during the recent board of education meeting. In Moose Jaw, band programming did exist, with mandatory participation for some students and optional participation for others. The division has continued with legacy band programming practices since 2006, resulting in an “inequity” between students in Moose Jaw and students in other communities. During the 2017-18 school year, board trustees accepted a recommendation from administration to reduce the level of subsidy for band instrument rentals, the report continued. This reduction was primarily connected to austerity measures, however, “a positive side effect was the partial mitigation of this inequity.” In the 2018-19 school year, PSSD expenses related to the band program in Moose Jaw were $94,106. In the 2017-18 year, instrument rental costs were $119,748. Since its inception in the former Moose Jaw School Division, the philosophy for the program was to create a foundation for

boarding • Developing meaningful and respectful relationships with others during activities within nature • Identifying safety measures that need to be in place to ensure safe winter activities • Demonstrating proper dress for winter to promote safe winter sports • Demonstrating core strength and medium to high levels of fitness while participating in physical activity for a prolonged period of time Some of the learning activities include: • Learning including winter safety skills, trail reading, how to pack and what to

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Multicultural Council helping newcomers adjust to winter Shawn Slaght - Moose Jaw Express

With temperatures dipping below freezing, many newcomers are experiencing their first winter in Moose Jaw. Those not used to the climate could have a difficult time adjusting, but the Moose Jaw Multicultural Council and their Newcomer Welcome Centre tries to make the transition a little bit easier. Community connections coordinator Tyler Bastedo says one of the first tips they give newcomers is it bundle up with a thick jacket, thick socks and wear toques and gloves to protect against the cold. “Frostbite is new to a lot of newcomers,” Bastedo said. Bastedo says winter is a busy time of the Moose Jaw Multicultural Council. They are receiving a lot of donations of winter clothing to help those new to the Canada. However, donations are accepted year-round. “Every year we get lots of donations at wintertime because people seem to be aware that that’s when it’s most necessary. We’ve been really thankful for that,” he said. Before winter hits, the multicultural council will hand out the donated clothing to their clients and newcomers to the city. There is also a donation room at the New-

Moose Jaw Newcomer Welcome Centre. Photo by Shawn Slaght comer Welcome Centre where warm clothing is available at any time. Donations can be made at the Newcomer Welcome Centre or the Moose Jaw Multicultural Council offices on

Athabasca Street. “We don’t have a lot of storage space,” Bastedo said. “We always ask everybody to call ahead so we can make arrangements beforehand, see if there is something we need, something we can get to a family immediately.” Other community resources for warm clothing includes the Salvation Army and Riverside Mission. Every year in the fall, the Moose Jaw Multicultural Council’s settlement team holds a winter orientation session and the Newcomer Welcome Centre holds evening winter information sessions. These information session cover everything from dressing for the weather to keeping your house warm to driving on winter road conditions. “We don’t have one line up because we try to get ahead of the winter weather,” Bastedo said. Any newcomers with concerns about getting through the winter or would like to learn more can contact the Multicultural Council’s settlement staff or visit the Newcomer Welcome Centre.

Sleigh bells ring in Wakamow Valley Moose Jaw Express staff

Hundreds took advantage of the nice day in Wakamow Valley to take part in this year’s winter wagon rides Saturday afternoon. The crowd gathered at the Kiwanis Park Pavilion to load up on the wagon and take in the sights and sounds of the valley at this free event. For those who got a little too chilly, hot chocolate was also being served out of the skating room. The horse and wagon was supplied by the Prairie Percherons, owned by Blair and Tracey Bickford of Marquis.

The Prairie Percherons horse and wagon team pull visitors through Wakamow Valley during the winter wagon rides on Saturday. Photo by Shawn Slaght.

Visitors load up into the wagon during the winter horse and wagon rides in Wakamow Valley on Saturday. Photo by Shawn Slaght.

The Prairie Percherons horse and wagon team take off from the Kiwanis Park Pavilion during the winter wagon rides in Wakamow Valley on Saturday. Photo by Shawn Slaght.

A New Decade Begins

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Warren Michelson Moose Jaw North

Warren Michelson, MLA

We begin this new year and a new decade with new year’s resolutions and plans for improvement in our daily routines. Our government is also beginning this new decade with ambitious goals as outlined in Saskatchewan’s Growth Plan: The Next Decade of Growth 2020-2030. The plan has two overarching goals: to grow the province’s population to 1.4 million people and to create 100,000 more jobs by 2030. The purpose of growth is, and has been since 2007, to build a better quality of life for Saskatchewan people; to build a strong economy, strong communities, strong families, and a stronger Saskatchewan. While the goals may seem very ambitious, it is amazing to see what has transpired since introducing “Saskatchewan’s Plan for Growth – Vision 2020 and Beyond”. Saskatchewan’s population has grown by 160,000 people, our province went from having Canada’s longest surgical wait times to among the shortest, we added nearly 900 more doctors and over 3,700 more nurses, built or renovated 69 schools and greatly improved our

highways. The New Growth Plan lists 30 goals and 20 actions. A previous column outlined ones that directly affect our local economy, particularly relating to agricultural and potash production. The action list includes growing Saskatchewan’s agricultural economy, adding value and increasing Saskatchewan-based processing of the province’s agricultural products, and promoting the quality and sustainability of Saskatchewan’s agricultural and natural resource exports. Premier Moe has already moved on some of these initiatives. The government has contracted the expertise of global affairs firm Harper and Associates to support the province’s increased focus on international trade and engagement. In 2020-21, the Ministry of Trade and Export Development will open new international trade and investment offices in Japan, India and Singapore to increase exports, attract more investment to the province, and strengthen relationships with international partners and customers. Growth will not be to the detriment of our residents, small businesses or the environment. We will continue to reduce red tape and help small businesses thrive. We will deliver on Saskatchewan’s climate change plan to reduce carbon emissions. Most importantly, we will continue to invest in the people of Saskatchewan. We will increase Indigenous participation in the economy through the growth of Saskatchewan’s natural resource

industries and labour market development. Already there are investments to further reduce surgical wait times to a three-month target. Not to be missed in the extensive list of goals and actions is a very important point; that of a balanced budget. Our growth plan will keep the province’s finances strong and the budget balanced, while building strong communities through investing in infrastructure, and always standing up for a strong Saskatchewan. In Moose Jaw, the New Year always starts on a positive note with the Citizen and Group of the Year Awards. The Awards Luncheon happens on January 28th, and nominations are open until the end of this week, January 10. We have many outstanding individuals and groups who contribute so much to our community. Please consider nominating someone by visiting www. mjchamber.com. This new decade is a tremendous opportunity to positively look forward. Together let us build a stronger Saskatchewan; a leader in Canada that will benefit every one of our people with a strong economy, strong communities, and strong families. God bless Saskatchewan! The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.


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2020 is here, and with it comes a new, even-numbered date and a new decade. Here are a few events, anniversaries, and notable happenings that are sure to make 2020 just as memorable as the previous year. Upcoming politics: Not only is the municipality of Moose Jaw getting ready for an election this October, so is the province of Saskatchewan with the 29th general election set for Nov. 2. Additionally, the entire world will likely be tuned in to the upcoming presidential election in the United States, as recently-impeached president Donald Trump makes history by running for re-election. And, once again attracting attention, Britain will have the eyes of the world on them when they officially leave the European Union on Jan. 31, following the Brexit vote. Taking the world stage: The Tokyo Summer Olympics will take place this year from July 24 to Aug. 9, while the city of Dubai is also finishing up preparations to host the 2020 World Expo on Oct. 20. Looking to space: NASA has set a date for their rover launch to explore Mars: July 17. Astronomy enthusiasts are also planning on flocking to Argentia for a total solar eclipse on Dec. 14, the first since 2017. Here in Saskatchewan: Our very own prairie province has some exciting events on the horizon for 2020, with the JUNO Awards returning to Saskatoon on Mar. 15 to celebrate Canadian music and Regina’s Mosaic Stadium hosting the 108th annual Grey Cup Championship on Nov. 22. Tech from the decade: Yahoo will be opening a time capsule of digital content collected in 2006, to celebrate

110th year as a sports club. 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of Canada’s first Olympic gold medal win in hockey, won by the Winnipeg Falcons at the 1920 Summer Olympic Games in Antwerp, Belgium. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles after World War I and the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, the dropping of the first atomic bomb, and the creation of the United Nations. Exactly 50 years ago, Paul McCartney filed the lawsuit that legally dissolved the Beatles as a band. The smash-hit from M.C. Hammer, “U Can’t Touch This,” was released 30 years ago on Jan.13, the same year that Madonna’s hit single “Vogue” was released. The X-Men movie franchise began 20 years ago with the release of its self-titled movie. It has been 20 years since the debut of cult favourite Survivor, which ultimately began the era of reality TV, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, which sparked numerous spin-offs and other crime-related shows. A few more cool facts about 2020: This year will be a leap year. 2020 will have the exact same calendar as 1936, 1964, and 1992. There are only four months in 2020 that will have five weeks instead of four: January, May, July, October. The United Nations has declared 2020 the International Year of Plant Health. 2020 is also the Year of the Metal Rat, according to the Chinese zodiac horoscope, and is predicted to be a year of new beginnings, renewals, and prosperity.

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Moose Jaw Humane Society sees influx of animals in 2019 Shawn Slaght - Moose Jaw Express

The Moose Jaw Humane Society was kept busy in 2019 as they saw an increase in animals at their shelter. Over 340 cats were adopted in 2019, compared to 305 cats in 2018. Humane Society executive director Dana Haukaas says one of the trends the shelter is seeing every year is people waiting until the weather turns cold before bringing in stray cats. “For us to help most effectively, bring that stray cat in right away when you see it,” Haukaas said. “Don’t wait until it is cold.” The Humane Society saw a fairly large intake of dogs as well. About 170 dogs have been adopted in 2019, up for 135 dogs in 2018. “This year we had a few people who had unexpected litters of puppies that they needed a little help with homing,” Haukaas said. She added that the intake of animals this year is part of the ebb and flow every year and it hasn’t been trending up or down. The shelter also sees an influx of animals each year depending on the season.

“It’ll stay pretty steady, more often with the stray cats, through the winter,” Haukaas said. “Stray dogs come in more frequently in the summertime when people decide it’s a nice day, they’ll leave their dog in the backyard and the gate gets blown open.” One of the major changes to the Humane Society over the past year was making their bookstore open year-round at the shelter. In the past, the bookstore would only be open a couple times a year at different locations including the Exhibition Grounds. “There is no overhead for us to have the bookstore here. It gives the people the opportunity to see what we do here every day as well as all the adoptable animals,” Haukaas said. “If we are at another location, we can just take a couple of animals with us. Here everybody gets to see every animal that we have available for adoption.” The Humane Society has also been highlighting their Emergency Medical Fund this past year. Belle, an orange tabby cat

Moose Jaw Humane Society executive director Dana Haukaas holds Belle at the humane society’s shelter on Friday. Belle was brought to the shelter was a badly broken hip but received surgery because of the Emergency Medical Fund. Photo by Shawn Slagh at the shelter, is living proof of how important the fund is. Belle was brought into the shelter was a badly broken hip. Veterinarians could not salvage the hip, meaning Belle needed surgery that cost over $700.

“Because we had such generous supporters who donated to that fund, we knew we had the money in the fund and were able to make the decision to save her hip and her life,” Haukaas said. She added that having funds in the Emergency Medical Fund is literally a matter of life or death. Without the donations, difficult decisions would have to be made and sometimes those decisions need to be made quickly. “We don’t always have the opportunity to raise those funds while the pet waits for surgery,” Haukaas said. “Often times the surgery has to be done right away, so it’s wonderful to have that money sitting in that account waiting for when the animal in need comes in.” Donations can be made to the Emergency Medical Fund by visiting the Moose Jaw Humane Society’s website (moosejawhumanesociety.ca). There is a donation button that, when clicked, will give different options as to where the money will go including the Emergency Medical Fund.

TRADING THOUGHTS

No long-term solution from Canada’s notwithstanding clause

by Ron Walter

The notwithstanding clause in the Canadian constitution is viewed by many voters as an option to get out from federal control in the provinces. The clause is not the catch-all nuclear option some believe it is. This clause was introduced as a safety valve to get all the provinces on board when the constitution was repatriated from the United Kingdom in

1982. Provinces agreed to the new Charter of Rights in the constitution if they had this escape alternative. No one then assumed it would be used much, certainly not for some of the matters that have come up. Provinces are able to override federal jurisdiction in certain Charter rights — fundamental rights, equality rights and legal rights –limiting the application. Never used by the federal government, the notwithstanding clause has been invoked seven times by premiers.

On five of those occasions the laws invoking the clause were never passed, being settled by court rulings or by revised laws. These incidents involved Quebec limiting use of English-language signs, later replaced with a new law; a Yukon land planning issue that never passed into law; Saskatchewan opposition to back-to-work laws that were settled by a court ruling; Ontario used the clause to reduce the size of the Toronto council, but revised the bill; and Alberta’s law on marriage being between a man and a woman, also settled by a court ruling. In 2017 the Brad Wall government invoked the notwithstanding clause to settle a school dispute. A town in northeastern Saskatchewan decided to keep its school open by converting it into a Catholic School. The public-school division took the matter to court in a lengthy and expensive lawsuit that wound up in the Supreme Court of Canada. The ruling was a Charter of Rights matter, stating that no provincial funding could be made for non-Catholic students attending Catholic schools. The judgment affected thousands of students in the province and threatened to

disrupt funding of education. Wall invoked the notwithstanding clause to avoid the chaos. And in 2018 Quebec’s Coalition d’Avenir government invoked the notwithstanding clause to allow a law prohibiting the wearing of religious symbols by public employees from civil servants to teachers and health care employees. Neither the Saskatchewan nor Quebec use of the notwithstanding clause closes the matter. An important piece of the notwithstanding clause limits the use for five years. At that point the law contravening human rights is subject to renewal by the province or territory, giving opposition an opportunity to reverse the previous law. The five-year limit requires the province or territory excluding basic rights to defend the issue regularly and keeps the issue alive.

Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@sasktel.net The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.

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REFLECTIVE MOMENTS Spoon test confirms the nut count is fishy

The $19 bag of mixed nuts grabbed my attention at the grocery store and it was bypassed quickly because, after all, who would pay such a high price for mixed nuts. When we unpacked the bag at home less than an hour later, it was reverently set aside to be opened at a more auspicious Joyce Walter occasion, that being closer to For Moose Jaw Express the season when it was traditional to offer such foodstuffs to guests, all the while hoping they wouldn’t pick out the best of what the package had to offer. According to the description on the bag, it contained, by number, peanuts, cashews, almonds, brazil nuts and filberts. And these nutmeats were salty and sweet, both things to be avoided for some diets while at the same time being embraced by other weight-loss programs. Weight loss was not top-of-mind when that $19 amount was handed over for the bag of nuts. Taste and tradition won hands down, but once some of the bag was trans-

ferred to a peanut dish, it became apparent that my favourite nut was again on the short end of the count, despite declarations to the contrary. In a totally unscientific study, a tablespoon was used to prove what I already knew: cashews were not being given the respect they deserved as far as numbers were concerned. In that tablespoon, peanuts lived up to their billing as the top dog in the bag. In second place came unskinned, whole almonds, followed by whole brazil nuts and one whole filbert. Missing from the control unit was any form of cashew nut. A second test proved my point: someone had obviously miscounted or had discounted the popularity of the cashew. Worse even was the suspicion that the factory worker had set aside most of the cashews for personal consumption, never once thinking a consumer somewhere would have nothing better to do than count nuts at the holiday season. It took three tries before my tablespoon came up with the unmistakable shape, that of a partial cashew, not a whole one, but a piece of one half of a whole cashew — in other words, one-quarter of a cashew. It took some mixing and

spoon-diving before a whole cashew appeared. In my mind — that at one time had received top marks in basic math and then in algebra, but not so hot marks in physics — I concluded that in order to maintain the fabrication that cashews were second only to the peanuts, someone at the factory was paid to break most of the cashews into pieces before the count took place. Of course I have no proof, just my suspicions, but as my Mom used to say: “there’s something fishy here.” Fishy indeed. In order to enjoy a fistful of my favourite nut, I used the spoon to carefully fish out as many pieces of cashews as I could find, set them aside and when satisfied I had collected all the quarters and eighths and halves in the dish, I ate them slowly in order to savour their distinctive taste and flavour. Now I know how prospectors felt in their search for those elusive flakes of gold. At least my cashews are edible — one tiny piece at a time. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.

Citizen and Group of the Year nominations now open Nominations are now open for the Moose Jaw & District Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen and Group of the Year awards. The awards are given out each year to those who make a difference in the community through volunteer work. Nominations can be made through the chamber of commerce website (www. mjchamber.com) and selecting the “awards” tab on the top of the page. The nomination must include a 400word submission explaining why the person or group should be considered for the award.

Shawn Slaght - Moose Jaw Express Chamber CEO Rob Clark says even ing why and hit send. It’s only a few those who do the small things in keystrokes to make somebody feel the community deserve recognition good,” Clark said. The deadline for nominations is Jan. through a nomination. “Some people think that it’s too small 10. to put in, send it in anyway because it An awards luncheon will be held Jan. could be a big thing,” Clark said. “It 28 at the Heritage Inn where the wincould mean a lot to a lot of people plus ners will be named. Tickets are $30 and must be bought in advance at the they get recognized.” The nomination form also includes a Moose Jaw Chamber of Commerce ofsection where photos, testimonials, fice. awards and any other supporting doc- CAE Inc. and Golden West Radio are uments can be attached. the title sponsors of the awards. “It costs you a few minutes of your time just to type in 400 words explain-

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From The Kitchen

C o m m u n i t y c o o k b o o k s f i l l e d w i t h g o ld st a r re c i p e s By Joyce Walter For Moose Jaw Express

Recipes that have been shared by friends or family members or ones that come from community cookbooks carry the seal of approval from experienced cooks and consumers. This week’s recipes have been kitchen-tested and won a thumbs up rating from those who sampled the results. ••• Ginger Cake 1 cup corn syrup 1/4 cup margarine 4 cups self-rising flour pinch of salt 1 cup light brown sugar 2 tsps. ground ginger 1 egg, beaten 1 cup milk Beat together syrup and margarine. Mix dry ingredients. Combine beaten egg with milk and add alternately with dry ingredients to

the syrup mixture. Pour into a greased shallow 9x13 inch pan and bake at 350 degrees F for about 1 1/2 hours. Serve hot with whipped cream or a lemon curd sauce. ••• Lemon Curd Sauce 1 tbsp. flour 2 cups white granulated sugar 1/2 cup butter 4 eggs 4 lemons, with juice and rinds Mix flour and sugar together in a large saucepan. Add butter, eggs, lemon juice and rinds that have been cut into small pieces. Cook over medium heat until thick, but do not boil. Serve warm over ginger or spice cake. Cool and use as a tart shell filling or as jelly roll filling. •••

Mock Cherry Pie 1 1/2 cups whole cranberries 1 cup boiling water 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup light raisins 1 tbsp. flour 1 tsp. vanilla flavouring Wash cranberries. Mix all ingredients together and cook until thickened. Stir often. Remove from heat and cool. Pour into a 8 inch uncooked pie crust. Cover with top crust which has had holes pierced in it to allow steam to escape while cooking. Bake in a moderate oven until crust is golden and filling bubbles. Cool and serve with ice cream. ••• Easy White Cake 2 eggs 1 cup granulated sugar 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

3 tsps. baking powder 1/2 cup water 1 tsp. vanilla extract Crack the eggs into a measuring cup, beat slightly then add cream to the eggs to measure 1 cup. Combine sugar, flour, baking powder and water and add egg mixture. Beat thoroughly. Add vanilla. Pour into a greased 9x13 inch pan and bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack. Frost with favourite frosting. Joyce Walter can be reached at ronjoy@sasktel.net

New airport in North Dakota gives travellers more options to fly to U.S. Moose Jaw Express Staff

A new modern airport has opened in Williston, N.D. that should give residents another option when it comes to flying into the United States from Canada. Williston Basin International Airport (XWA), located 16 kilometres (10 miles) northwest of that city, opened this past fall at a cost of $273 million, with the ground-up construction project marking the fastest commercial service airport relocation in the Midwest since the Second World War. “The delivery of this airport in just three years is nothing short of extraordinary, thanks to the meticulous planning, advocacy and funding by our passionate project partners,” said XWA director Anthony Dudas in a news re20012BB1

lease. “From our Senators in Washington, D.C., to Williston city officials, investors, and our community members, XWA airport was developed through unique partnerships cultivated to support and maintain the timeline and funding required to make this airport a reality for the region.” The 64-hectare (1,600-acre) XWA airport is functionally replacing Williston’s former Sloulin Field International Airport (ISN), listed as one of the 10 fastest-growing airports in the nation. Built in 1947, the aging ISN airport exhibited outdated safety and design guidelines characterized by today’s modern airport, the news release said. XWA airport is 9,000 square metres (100,000 square feet) — almost 10 times the size of its predecessor — and designed to serve as a “right-sized” airport to meet the region’s needs, allowing flexibility for future expansion demands. “Transportation is a vital part of economic development and XWA airport is the next step towards ensuring northwest North Dakota continues to grow and thrive,” said Williston Mayor Howard Klug. “Williston’s booming oil and energy industries have contributed to the increase in opportunities here, resulting in a strong economy that has brought a lot of people to the region. I have no doubt that XWA airport will continue to drive traffic and generate business for the region.” XWA airport includes modern amenities for today’s travellers, including four gates and three passenger boarding bridges that provide protection from the elements, a 50seat full-service bar and restaurant, grab-and-go snacks and beverages, a gift shop featuring local artisan craftsmanship, a full children’s play area, and private nursing rooms.

“Prior to the completion of XWA airport, the region was lacking the capacity, ease and essential airport amenities necessary to inspire travellers flying in and out of Williston,” said Don Cardon, CEO of Cardon Global, the owner’s representative on the project. “In designing a vision for the airport to serve the region for decades to come, we’ve collectively tried to anticipate the needs of today’s travellers. That means providing an amazing mix of amenities, access, comfort and enjoyment to make the process of air travel much more enjoyable and productive moving forward.” United and Delta, which currently serve the Williston region, have agreed to each replace one 50-seat aircraft with larger planes to accommodate additional travellers. United will have a 76-seat ERJ-175 and Delta Airlines will have a 70-seat CRJ-700. Both aircraft will also feature a first-class section for an enhanced in-flight experience. New routes to destinations like Salt Lake City, Houston, Las Vegas and Phoenix are all under consideration for improved leisure and business travel options. Unfortunately for Saskatchewan travellers, neither United nor Delta flies planes out of the Regina International Airport (YQR) any longer. Therefore, anyone interested in flying into Williston will have to fly from either the airport in Calgary or Winnipeg. The project construction and co-ordination team is led by Fargo, N.D.,-based Ulteig Engineering and Grand Forks, N.D.,-based AE2S. Phoenix-based Cardon Global was retained by the City of Williston to serve as an owner’s representative. For more information, visit www.xwaproject. com.


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Greetings There is a good old fashioned ‘Newspaper Reporters’ war going on in Alberta. The little Medicine Hat News newspaper has taken on the Alberta Government of Jason Kenny over his establishment of the “War Room.” I encourage Saskatchewan People to check out the fight. See what it was like in the ‘olden-days’ when Daily Newspapers challenged hypocrisy and pulled on Superman’s cape. The Medicine Hat News seems to be the only “Real Daily Newspaper” left in Western Canada. Richard Dowson, Moose Jaw

Re: Dec 25th Reference: City council budget activities Hello to Michael Dolan, nice article [Letter to the Editor in December 25th issue of the Moose Jaw Express – page A20]. I can’t believe I’m writing once again when I vowed never to waste any more time on these fruitless efforts. Here goes nothing…councils’ behaviour has not changed and I don’t mean just this council I mean the last two or three and possibly more, this group seems to be autocratic and ignorant of the provincial legislation that governs municipal governments. Although writing letters and discussing issues with your peer group probably makes you feel better it won’t change anything. This council and probably future councils will continue to be poor communicators; it’s systemic because it’s always been that way. If we the citizens of this fine town wish to change things we must learn how. In my day of offering poison pen letters that were very informative and full of documentation I was not able to raise any interest amongst my fellow citizens which frustrated me to no end; apathy is a hard pill to swallow. I was successful in discovering that help is out there for us in the form of an Ombudsman whose offices are located at 150 – 2401 Saskatchewan Drive Regina Sask. S4P 4H8. Judging from the size of their staff I’m thinking they get lots of complaints. Back in July the Ombudsman was Mary McFadyen; she can

December 31, 2019 Re: Derelict Property 1511 Hastings St. To: Mayor and Council: In my previous editorial I spoke to the serious financial loss for citizens whose home borders an abandoned house. On August 15, 2018, I emailed council and administration to file a complaint against the property at 1511 Hastings St. I said I would compliment those that have helped and expose those that have done little to nothing [referring to City Hall and administration]. In that spirit this is about our mayor and council. I begin with our mayor, Frazer Tolmie, who has never responded to an email. But I believe he’s too busy whining about part-time mayors getting paid more than him. Maybe they do more part time than he does full time? This is the mayor that thinks taxpayers are his piggy bank. Heather Eby, no contact. Scott McCann replied once. Crystal Froese replied once but failed to call back. Scott Warren replied twice, once to tell me Chief Montgomery and I resolved something but didn’t. Secondly, he thinks he understands our frustration with the Derelict/Nuisance property next door. Both Dawn Luhning and Brian Swanson have been there since the beginning and I truly appreciate their understanding and support. Council Meeting September 24, 2018 GIVING NOTICE –September 24, 2018 council meeting, Councillor Swanson rose to give notice that at the regular meeting of City Council to be held September 24, 2018, he

be reached by phone (306)787-6211 or e-mail ombreg@ombudsman.sk.ca . Let them know how you feel and get them to investigate. Re: in your heads-up regarding Swanson, I must disagree; he has been a councillor longer than any of the rest. In fact, I think he holds the record as the longest serving councillor on record. Like it or not, he has been part of the problem and not a leader capable of or willing to take this situation up as his own and act on our behalf to fix it. Merely voting “No” on everything doesn’t mean much to me. I’d rather have someone in his position that would communicate with us and tell us what’s happening and just what can be done about it. The only councillor that had our interests at heart and was willing to do something to solve issues was Don Mitchell and I for one miss him. Ask Swanson why we paid the bill to clean up the Providence Hospital , why did we buy the Union hospital and tear it down before anyone could put up a proposal for alternate use, how come the Brunswick Hotel a heritage site was bulldozed overnight before we could express out thoughts. Ask him where the 100 million we apparently have in surplus came from? Where is it being used? Why not on major infrastructure projects hint the water and sewer upgrades? He seems to think it’s OK to have taxpayers pay up to $15000.00 each to pay for this work when the money is already there? Do you think our citizens, particularly pensioners, can afford this?

intends to introduce the following motion: Moved by Councillor Swanson, seconded by Councillor Luhning THAT any letter or email from a citizen or citizens of Moose Jaw received at City Hall addressed to the Mayor and Council be placed on the following City Council meeting agenda for consideration of Committee of the Whole unless the author or authors of the communication request otherwise. Councillor Swanson requested a recorded vote on the motion. PRESENT: Mayor Tolmie, Councillor Luhning, Councillor Froese, Councillor Warren, Councillor Swanson and Councillor McMann. Regular Council Minutes, September 24, 2018 FOR: Councillor Luhning Councillor McMann Councillor Swanson Councillor Froese AGAINST: Mayor Tolmie Councillor Warren Passed by a majority of council, than the motion was reconsidered: MOTIONS: Regular Council Minutes, October 9, 2018 Councillor Froese – Reconsideration of a Motion – Letter and Emails from Citizens Motion to Reconsider a Previous Motion Moved by Councillor Froese, seconded by Councillor Warren Re: Letter and Emails from Citizens Councillor Swanson requested a recorded vote on the motion. PRESENT: Mayor Tolmie, Councillor Luhning, Councillor Froese, Councillor Warren, Councillor Swanson and Councillor McMann. Regular Council Minutes, October 9, 2018

Then we have the special snow routes for winter road clearance when home owners got no advice and car towing couldn’t keep up, did Mr. Swanson do anything positive or simply say he didn’t support the program, not good enough if you want to occupy a chair in council. We need people that will help, not tell us” it wasn’t me;” I told them this would happen. How about the new garbage program supposed to save us a lot of money and ended up costing us a lot more for the same service where was Swanson? This had to be the worst effort I’ve ever seen in regards to the application of this kind of change, aside from the numbers being wrong, the evaluation of the program itself [garbage program] was dearly lacking as a lot of houses in older areas simply could not get their garbage to the front street. It took a group of seniors, mostly women at a council meeting, to change councils ridiculous plan and re-evaluate the program. Where was Swanson…was he talking with us, acting on our behalf to explain why the program wouldn’t work in all areas or was this another “wasn’t me I disagreed” from the start. We can do better than this, we must do better than this if we want our community to be a better place for all of us... There you have it Michael, hope this helps you in some small way as you attempt to change city hall. Ken Wright

FOR: Councillor Luhning Councillor McMann Councillor Swanson AGAINST: Mayor Tolmie Councillor Warren Councillor Froese Defeated. Citizen’s voices silenced, Mayor Tolmie, Councillor Warren and Councillor Froese. I couldn’t have found the words to say it better, but this motion speaks to how the citizens [of Moose Jaw] are regarded, by 2 councillors and the mayor. Yet the city of Estevan considers their citizens important enough to include letters on the council agenda: “Letters to Estevan City Council on new issues must be received by 4:30pm on the Wednesday prior to meeting dates. Letters received after that date will be placed on the next agenda. If you wish to speak with Council, you need to say so in your letter. Your name will be placed on the agenda and you will be notified prior to the meeting as to the time you will appear. Your letter in its entirety will be included in the Council agenda, the Council agenda is a public document which is posted.” How much do you want to bet citizens in Estevan can make an inquiry or complaint by email? They can, I checked with the mayor of Estevan. What does this say about our mayor and some on council, and the clerk’s office that insist you must go in front of council to have your issues raised. By the way Jim Puffalt, the city manager of our city, was the city manager in Estevan, yet he’s silent. - Carter Currie

Past Summer took declines at Moose Jaw/Regina casinos By Ron Walter - For Moose Jaw Express The past summer wasn’t as good for Casino Regina/Moose Jaw as the previous year. Financial statements from casino owner Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming show revenues and profits declined for the three months ended September 30. Revenues fell 1.98 per cent to $29.5 million while expense controls knocked .6 per cent off costs. Three-month profit was down $446,000 to just over $11 million. The province’s general revenue fund re-

ceived $5,531 million, a decrease of four per cent. Casino management increased the general revenue fund annual target to $44.2

million from $43.7 million, citing positive results from the first three months of the fiscal year. Revenues for the first six months were

up one-half per cent to $60.4 million with expenses down one-half per cent to $36.65 million. Six-month profit was $23.76 million, an increase of 2.1 per cent. The statements cited higher per average slot spends and more use of roulette and poker lines for the increase in revenue. Return on assets for the six months was a cool 14.4 per cent. Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@ sasktel.net


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MAKE A COMPLAINT As it seems that Moose Jaw City Hall does not seem to acknowledge citizen complaints, if you are disgruntled about the lack of communication at City Hall or feel you have a viable complaint with how the City of Moose Jaw is conducting their affairs and spending our taxpayers’ money, please make your voices known to the Ombudsman’s office

in Saskatchewan. Ombudsman Saskatchewan promotes and protects fairness and integrity in the design and delivery of government services. They take complaints about provincial government ministries, agencies, Crown corporations and many health entities. They also take complaints about municipal entities.

Ombudsman Saskatchewan offices are located at 150 – 2401 Saskatchewan Drive Regina Sask. S4P 4H8. Back in July the Ombudsman was Mary McFadyen; she can be reached by phone at the Regina office at (306)787-6211, Fax 306.787-9090 or e-mail ombreg@ombudsman.sk.ca. Let them know how you feel and get them to investigate.

City Hall Council Notes Benefits of fluoride in drinking water are indisputable, physician says The benefits of fluoride in drinking water are indisputable and can benefit everyone, says a public health physician, including for low-income people who may have trouble accessing a dentist for cavities. “It’s been estimated that for $1 spent fluoridating water in a community, there is a cost savings. That is a benefit to you … . It enriches everybody,” said Dr. Olanrewaju Medu. “I would encourage the City of Moose Jaw to continue with fluoridation.” Fluorine is a naturally occurring, widely distributed Earth element and is a natural component of the Earth’s crust and soil, Medu explained. Small amounts of the mineral are present in water, air, plants and animals. “The use of fluorides in drinking water ranks as one of the great public health interventions of the past century,” he said. It has reduced dental cavities and is effective and cost-efficient. Many professional health groups in Saskatchewan have endorsed its use in municipal water systems. Medu spoke to city council during its

Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express 2020 budget meeting about the effects First, this was a cohort study, which is not of fluoride in drinking water, after coun- the best option to demonstrate casual evicil expressed uncertainty about the need dence since such studies are subject to poto re-start the fluoridation program at the tential confounding variables and biased Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant and recall issues, said Medu. Confounding spend more than $1.2 million to install variables are factors other than fluoride exposure that could contribute to the result new fluoridation equipment. Council later voted 6-1 to restart the flu- but were unaccounted for or unmeasured. oridation program, with Coun. Scott Mc- Second, one of the central planks of the authors’ assertion about fluoride levels in Mann opposed. infants used an approach that cannot be Council discussion Medu was unable to say why the City of considered a valid measure for fluoride inRegina did not fluoridate its water since he take in babies, he continued. had lived in Saskatchewan for only a short The assessment of infant fluoride exposure time. However, he pointed out a study in also relied on the measurement of the min2017 showed dental cavities in Calgary eral at the water treatment plants, which increased when that city stopped fluoridat- would provide elevated levels since fluoride levels at the source are higher than ing its water. The idea that fluoride can be a neurotox- at the tap, said Medu. Measuring fluoride in and have negative effects on the brain levels at the tap would be a better option. came from a particular study that looked “The concept of causation relies on the at the intellectual IQ levels of infants, es- specificity of the association,” he continpecially formula-fed babies, Medu told ued. This means an outcome should be Coun. Chris Warren. However, that fear is linked directly to the exposure or cause unfounded based on the evidence. for it to be considered responsible. In this

study, the authors were unable to demonstrate that the cause of the lower IQ measures was due to fluoride levels in tap water. “There (are) a myriad of causes that may be responsible for these differences that (were) not fully elucidated,” he added. An article council received about fluoride suggested the mineral could attract lead out of underground pipes and carry lead through the system, said Warren. He wondered if that was true. That study came from North Carolina, where the fluoride levels were two milligrams per litre (mg/l), or 20 parts per million, which is eight times the maximum allowed levels, said Medu. In Canada, the acceptable level is 0.7 mg/l, or seven parts per million, which shouldn’t have any harmful or deleterious effects. Council then voted to receive and file Medu’s report.

Infrastructure levy to likely hit $100 to fund cast iron program, says city hall Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

While an infrastructure levy of $30 will be imposed on taxpayers next year, city administration’s goal is to increase it to $100 so it covers the funding shortfall in the cast iron water main replacement program. An infrastructure levy of $30 per year — or $2.50 per month — will be imposed on every taxable property, multi-unit residential suite, and mobile home in 2020. This will provide $502,000 to fund the previously anticipated local improvement plan portion of the cast iron water main project. City council approved the levy during its 2020 budget discussions. There is federal and provincial funding the municipality has to minimize the overall effect of the levy, said city manager Jim Puffalt. City administration “does not want to put a major impact on taxpayers all at once.” It proposes to increase the levy to $60 in 2021 and $100 in 2022 since a funding need exists. A levy of $100 would generate $1.6 million annually for infrastructure renewal. The cast iron water main project has faced a deficit of $1.6 million each year since 2016. Finance director Brian Acker explained that the original intention was to have a local improvement plan (LIP) pay for that cost, but residents voted against it in 2016. The Rural Municipality of Eyebrow No. 193 is accepting applications for the following position Grader Operator The municipal shop is located in the Village of Eyebrow. This is a full-time, year-round, grader operator position with the municipality. Applicants must have at least a minimum 3 years or more experience running a grader year-round including snow removal. They must possess a minimum class 5 driver’s license and Power Mobile Equipment certification. The successful candidate must be able to work independently and be willing to perform additional duties as directed by the Reeve and Council members. They would also be required to patrol the RM roads year-round and completing work as needed. This position requires excellent management and communication skills with council, staff and ratepayers is an absolute must. Self-motivation to work independently, careful care of equipment, general shop upkeep, good organizational skills, detailed work logs and attention to the quality of work completed is definite asset. This is a year-round position. Please include desired salary. This position also includes a benefits package containing health, dental and life insurance along with a municipal pension plan. Please include work related references. Resumes can be mailed or dropped off at the address below on or before January 30, 2020. We thank all applicants for their interest in this position but only persons selected for interviews will be contacted. R.M. of Eyebrow No. 193 Box 99 Eyebrow, SK S0H 1L0 Phone: (306) 759-2101 Fax: (306) 759-2026 Email: rm193@sasktel.net

What city administration has done is to use cash flows in the water utility to fund the project and make up for shortfalls, while it also borrowed $30 million, he continued. This program needs to become sustainable, otherwise significant utility rate increases will need to happen. The cast iron water main project has been short $6.4 million since it started in 2016. “We need to figure that (concern) out. The rooster is going to come home to roost pretty quick,” said Coun. Heather Eby. “I think it is imperative where we need to make a decision (about funding it) … we can’t kick it down the road forever.” Mayor Fraser Tolmie appreciated the approach city administration was taking with the infrastructure levy by increasing it over several years. The federal and provincial governments have provided infrastructure funding during the next two years that can be directed toward this program. However, the question in two years’ time will be where

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the funding comes from for the project, Tolmie continued. Slowly increasing the levy allows council to build up an account during that time. The investment committee is also investing the municipality’s financial reserves to receive a better rate of return. While that might not cover everything due to the unpredictability of the markets, it at least allows council to have another plan in place. Moose Jaw is also facing a high number of water main breaks, said Tolmie. About $1 million is being directed to address that issue. With the $30 levy, if those water breaks decrease during the next two years since a second in-house construction crew is available to fix them, then that project will be re-evaluated. “But to go to a $100 levy, that could create a great shock to community,” he added. “So we need to have a balanced and steady approach.”

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RBC report says Moose Jaw compares well financially to other Saskatchewan cities Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

The Royal Bank of Canada says the City of Moose Jaw is well-positioned financially for the future, but how does it stack up against other Saskatchewan cities of similar size? Greg McIntyre, senior commercial account manager for the Royal Bank of Canada, gave a presentation to city council during one of its 2020 budget meetings looking at three financial benchmarks. Reported below is that presentation. Economic report McIntyre based his assessment of the City of Moose Jaw’s financial health on three benchmarks, or ratios: operating surplus/deficit as a percentage of operating revenue, debt burden, and reserves to operating revenue. Each ratio uses a formula to determine how the municipality compares to six Saskatchewan municipalities and the province as a whole. A report given to council looked at each area. Operating surplus as a percentage “The City of Moose Jaw’s surplus to operating revenue is strong and is likely to improve with changes made to reserve investments earlier in 2019, said McIntyre, adding it’s expected that additional interest revenue from these changes will further reduce pressure on the operating surplus in 2020. Any number above the 10-per-cent benchmark is considered strong and anything over 20 per cent is considered very strong, according to the report.

Based on the formula of operating surplus over operating revenue, Moose Jaw’s percentage is 11.3 per cent. In comparison, Weyburn’s ratio is 16.1 per cent; Swift Current’s is 5.4 per cent; North Battleford’s is minus-1.3 per cent; Yorkton’s is 11.9 per cent; Estevan’s is 6.7 per cent; Regina’s is 13.2 per cent; and the province’s ratio is minus-3.1 per cent. Debt burden A municipality’s ability to repay its debt and associated interest is crucial to its longevity and stability, McIntyre said. The debt burden ratio measures the portion of operating revenue needed to service the annual financing obligations. Anything below the 15-per-cent benchmark is considered strong and stable. Based on the formula, Moose Jaw’s percentage is 8.3 per cent. In comparison, Weyburn’s debt burden is 0.1 per cent; Estevan’s is 17.3 per cent; North Battleford’s is 12.5 per cent; Swift Current’s is 13.3 per cent; Yorkton’s is 6.6 per cent; Regina’s is 3.9 per cent; and the province’s is 17.3 per cent. Moose Jaw is in a comfortable position and has plenty of excess capacity if a financial shock happens, said McIntyre. The municipality has done well to take advantage of some of the lowest borrowing rates available in a century. City council would have to borrow another $75 million over 15 years and at current rates to have its debt burden climb over the 15-per-cent benchmark thresh-

old. Conversely, if a financial shock resulted in a drop in annual revenue of $39 million, that would also increase the debt burden over 15 per cent. Reserve as a percentage of operating revenue Reserves or accumulated surplus funds provide much-needed ballast to help absorb economic shocks, weather a regional recession or be relied upon to fund capital projects when lending rates are a barrier to borrowing, said McIntyre. Anything above 30 per cent of a municipality’s annual operating revenue is considered strong and higher than 50 per cent is very strong, the report said. Based on the ratio, Moose Jaw’s percentage is 52.9 per cent. In comparison, Weyburn’s is 103.3 per cent; Estevan’s is 33.6 per cent; North Battleford’s is 73.3 per cent; Swift Current’s is 32.9 per cent; Yorkton’s is 29.5 per cent; Regina’s is 29.9 per cent; and the province’s is 50.7 per cent. Southern Saskatchewan has experienced economic headwinds due to poor conditions in agriculture and the energy sector, but Moose Jaw has admirably managed its reserves above the 50-per-cent threshold, McIntyre added. Should an economic downturn last too long, council should anticipate the tax base to shrink and more pressure to be put on the surplus, exacerbated by an inability to replenish reserves.

City in great financial shape and positioned well for future, says RBC analyst Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

The City of Moose Jaw is in great shape financially compared to other Saskatchewan cities and could borrow $75 million if it wanted to, says the Royal Bank of Canada. Aside from yearly costs to review and rebalance the strategy for reserves versus overall financing, the municipality is doing well, RBC’s Greg McIntyre, senior commercial account manager, told city council during its 2020 budget meeting. By taking advantage of affordable borrowing rates of 2.85 per cent and productively investing reserve funding, residents are competitively positioned to endure financial shocks; Moose Jaw even has some “surplus horsepower” to support future growth. The municipality should continue to monitor the financial climate to deter-

mine the opportunities to borrow at exceptionally low rates as weighed against the productivity of invested surplus, McIntyre continued. Reserves can be important when facing economic headwinds with high interest rates, which may be a barrier to borrowing more money. “The City of Moose Jaw is in above-average condition with both its financial structure and its treatment of invested reserves. There are many cities that would love to have Moose Jaw’s debt capacity and war chest of reserves,” McIntyre said. “The future looks bright for this city.” The economic picture looks rosy when every municipality is lumped together with Saskatoon and Regina during a financial analysis, but outside of those cities, most of the province has experi-

enced a natural recession during the past 24 months, he added. It’s been a particular challenge south of Highway 1 due to the downtown in agriculture. McIntyre gave a presentation looking at three financial benchmarks and how Moose Jaw compares to other similarly-sized Saskatchewan municipalities. That presentation will follow in another story. Council discussion Moose Jaw’s business sector appears to be in good condition, especially on Main Street, which had only four empty storefronts between Manitoba Street and Ross Street when Mayor Fraser Tolmie took a trip downtown, he said. He considered that positive, especially since council has worked with the downtown business association to strengthen that area of the city.

“… I’m not really keen on borrowing more money for the City of Moose Jaw,” Coun. Brian Swanson told McIntyre. “It won’t benefit (us). It might benefit the bank. Ten years ago, we had no debt. People are (now) saying go into debt (and) don’t worry about it; I’m not one of them.” Most people Swanson represents probably hold a similar view, said McIntyre. However, those people have never been able to lock in interest rates for 15 years as the municipality can. Council has “unparalleled leverage” to do that. “Currently, this is what math is telling us now. The same advice in five years might not be good advice,” he added. “I’m not saying the city should (borrow $75 million), but keep the context in mind … . Rates are low.”

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Reducing speed on Thatcher Drive would require enforcement, says city administration Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Reducing the speed along Thatcher Drive West or installing a crosswalk across that road near the Iron Bridge subdivision could create more problems than anticipated, according to city administration. During the 2020 budget discussions, Coun. Dawn Luhning inquired about possibly reducing the speed from 60 kilometres per hour to 40 km/h on Thatcher Drive West near the Vla Gate entrance to just past the Iron Bridge Estates entrance. She joked that she couldn’t believe she was even suggesting such a change since she thought there were too many 40 km/h zones around Moose Jaw already. “People do come around the corner from Vla Gate going way more than 60 (km/h),” she added. “If there was some signage saying you’re coming into a residential zone, you have to slow down to 40 (km/h), maybe it

would stop a little of that.” That has been considered, but it would require an extensive reduction in the speed limit, especially since there are neighbourhood access points and existing speed zones, said Josh Mickleborough, director of engineering. Such changes could also have cascading effects to where there is a five-kilometre stretch of 50 km/h on Thatcher Drive from Ninth Avenue North down to the Yara Centre. It can be done, but there would have to be some element of enforcement, he continued. Motorists will violate the speed limit on that road anyway due to its open nature and the fact there are few intersections. “It’s probably suited to a slightly higher speed zone from a practical perspective,” he added. “But what do you achieve by doing it becomes the question.”

“I understand,” said Luhning. “To go from 60 (km/h) to 40 (km/h) when it’s supposed to get around the city quickly does not make sense. I just thought I’d throw it out there.” City administration is going through the traffic bylaw to also determine if a pedestrian crossing can be placed near the entrance to Iron Bridge, but doesn’t have an accurate cost estimate, said Mickleborough. Administration can provide a conceptual cost estimate of interlocking the pedestrian crossing with the train crossing, but that wouldn’t be cheap. The problem, he added, is if council wants to stop vehicles with overhead pedestrian lights, then it should also be worried about backing up vehicles on the adjacent train tracks.

Iron Bridge Park to receive irrigation upgrade that corrects past design flaws While the developer of the Iron Bridge subdivision chose not to install irrigation in the park there 10 years ago, this city council has decided to take responsibility to address that deficiency. Installation of a complete irrigation system in that park will take place in 2020 for $51,000, with funding to come from the parks dedication reserve account. The expansion will ensure the turf can be properly seeded and maintained. The lack of irrigation has led to continuous weed control issues for the parks and recreation department and has not allowed the turf to properly develop. Council voted 6-1 to approve the funding during its 2020 budget discussions. Coun. Brian Swanson was opposed. This neighbourhood is on the radar of the parks and recreation department for future upgrades. There are two unfunded projects that the parks department wants to complete in the next two years: landscaping upgrades for $120,000 and pathway lights for $44,500. These projects

Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express ago.” will occur once funding is secured. This issue should be addressed and work Council discussion The cost to install irrigation in the park should be done there since this subdiviwould have been paid for by off-site de- sion is part of the overall community, said velopment levies or a subdivision reserve Coun. Dawn Luhning. She wondered if when the subdivision was created, Swan- there was money in other subdivision reson said. Instead, it will now be Moose serve accounts that could be used as an Jaw taxpayers who foot the bill for the “equalization payment” to correct this mistake since it’s really all just residents’ installation. The Iron Bridge Park is the most expen- money. sive green space in the city to maintain, “We do have to do something out there. “by a significant degree,” as last year’s We can’t just fall on the sword and say, ‘Sorry, too bad, you are paying the highbudget showed, he added. It was a poor decision to not charge de- est taxes and we can’t do anything for velopment levies when this subdivision you,’” she added. came online, agreed Coun. Heather Eby. There is $448,000 in the parks dedication However, other than just never approving reserve account, said city administration, anything for that subdivision since there which is not dedicated to a specific subdiis no money, she wondered what options vision and could be allocated to the Iron Bridge Park irrigation project. council had to make things better there. “The easy answer is to say no. But these “I’m tired of the penalty-box scenario are families that live there,” she added. that we’re always going through with try“I’m not really comfortable saying no ing to move the city forward,” said Maybecause of bad decisions (past councils or Fraser Tolmie. This council, he noted, and the developer) made nine or 10 years has made decisions that have been pro-

gressive and helpful, while it has learned from past mistakes. Council also wants to ensure the safety of kids in that subdivision by potentially looking at installing a crosswalk across Thatcher Drive, he continued. Children might attempt to cross the road to reach the Iron Bridge Park or to go hang out with friends. They shouldn’t be punished for the development that happened in the past. This motion is not about developing a green space but about correcting a design deficiency, said Swanson. Now council has to spend taxpayers’ money to fix it. He would rather focus on installing a crosswalk for safety than correcting a design flaw that council had no control over. “There is insufficient water to keep the grass (at the park) going. We have to look after things as we can,” said Coun. Crystal Froese. “If we don’t correct it, it will get worse.” The next regular council meeting is Monday, Jan. 13, 2020.

Council’s travel budget likely to change in 2020 due to less use than expected

Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express City council’s travel budget policy will likely change this year to better reflect the fact During the 2020 budget discussions, city administration pitched a trio of economic development initiatives for $30,000. This included spending $10,000 for the mayor councillors have not spent as much money on trips as has been allocated for them. A total of $41,635 has been budgeted for travelling and conventions for council this and one municipal staffer to travel to China with representatives from Carpere Canada year, which is an increase of $1,009 — or 2.5 per cent — compared to 2019, when it on a trade mission to promote the Southeast Industrial Park. The funding would likely was $40,628. come from the land reserve account. “It is considered the cost of doing business,” said city manager Jim Puffalt, who noted In 2018 council’s travel budget was $40,032, compared to $39,595 in 2017. The issue of how much council spends to attend conventions and to travel versus its the trade mission would help bring the food industry to the industrial park. It might be a good idea to work with the province on this initiative since it has more actual budget arose during the recent 2020 budget discussions. Council does have a huge travel budget, said Coun. Scott McMann. However, coun- resources, he added. Money won’t be spent on this initiative if travel to China in 2020 cillors are reaching the end of their four-year term and he doubted anyone would is not needed. attend as many conventions next year as in the past. While there is the Federation of Pulling money from the land reserve account is a stretch in responsibility, said Coun. Canadian Municipalities (FCM) meeting in Toronto in June, council’s term ends on Dawn Luhning. Although she isn’t the one travelling overseas, she pointed out she hasn’t used her travel budget as a councillor for the last three years since she is on Nov. 9, 2020. “Since it’s four years on now, we never came close to spending (the travel budget). I the board of the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) and that organization pays her way. assume we will not spend it again,” he added. According to the 2020 budget document, council spent roughly $18,776 on travel and Luhning wondered what happened each year with all of the money council didn’t use conventions in 2019, which is less than half what was budgeted. for travel or to attend conventions. No data was available for how much councillors and the mayor spent on travel in That money does not roll over into the next year but winds up in the accumulated surplus account, assuming there is a surplus at the end of the year, said finance director 2018, but in 2017, they spent around $14,231, compared to their budget of $39,595. Council has directed city administration to conduct a review of how much money Brian Acker. councillors receive, said city manager/city solicitor Myron Gulka-Tiechko. Travel The policy around the travel budget needs to change then, Luhning said. That money funding is one issue that the three-member panel will look at during the review. City should not be re-budgeted but should instead be carried over to the next year. administration also intends to issue a public survey in the new year to acquire input Council later voted 6-1 on a motion that all funding for trade missions should come from the 2020 travel budget and not be an additional expense. Coun. Brian Swanson into what council salaries and benefits could be. was opposed. “We do have bylaw in place for travel budgets and remuneration,” he added.


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Robbie Burns Night a celebration of Scottish culture Shawn Slaght - Moose Jaw Express

Scottish culture will be on full display at the annual Robbie Burns Night on Jan. 25 at the Timothy Eaton Centre. The evening celebrates the life and contributions of 18th century Scottish poet and folk icon Robert Burns. The tradition began in Scotland on the fifth anniversary of the poet’s death in 1801. It was held on his birthday on Jan. 25. The first Robbie Burns Night supper was held in Moose Jaw in 1908. It is usually held on the Saturday closest to Jan. 25. “It went international with Scottish settlements, so places like Canada and Moose Jaw specifically has been celebrating Burns Night for over 100 years,” said event organizer Don Mitchell. The celebration has become a tradition for many in the Scottish community in Moose Jaw. Mitchell said was part of the junior boys’ pipe band that took part in the ceremonies in the 960s and he has been involved ever since. He’s hoping to see more of the younger generation get involved in the tradition. “In my family in particular, we have at least three generations that attend,” Mitchell said. “Because the older folks,

Toast to the Lassies and Reply from the Lassies. The evening’s entertainment will be provided by local Celtic band Desperate for Haggis and the Moose Jaw Scottish Country Dancers. “It’s aimed particularly at the traditional Scottish folks but it’s an enjoyable evening for other cultures also,” Mitchell said. Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for children five to 12 years. Tickets are available at Timothy Eaton Centre, members of Desperate for Haggis, the Moose Jaw Scottish Country Dancers or the Scottish Society.

Andrew Gallagher stabs the haggis with a dagger during the “Toast to the Haggis” at the Robbie Burns Night celebration at Timothy Eaton Centre last year. (File photo) there aren’t as many around and the numbers are starting to go down, we are trying to reach out and pass on the traditions including having some of the younger people in the program in both the dance side and the music.”

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Michelle Gallagher pipes in the haggis with Andrew Gallagher carrying it in behind her at the Burns Night celebration at the Timothy Eaton Centre last year. (File photo)

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Association Communautaire Fransaskoise de Moose Jaw offering French classes Moose Jaw Express staff

The Association Communautaire Fransaskoise de Moose Jaw (ACF Moose Jaw) has a full slate of programs this winter for those who speak French and those who want to learn the language. ACF Moose Jaw is hosting three levels of French classes in January and February. Beginner 1.1 classes are tailored to people who have never spoken French. The class runs every Tuesday beginning on Jan. 14. Beginner 1.3 classes are for those who can speak basic sentences in French. These classes begin on Jan. 15 and run every Wednesday. Both beginner classes run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and cost $60. Every Thursday starting on Jan. 16 will be the Franco-pratique classes for who can casually study and have conversations in French. These classes run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and cost $20. To register for French classes, call ACF Moose Jaw or email acfmoosejaw@gmail. com. A $20 deposit is taken upon registration. All classes are held at the ACF Moose Jaw building. On Jan. 23 at 6 p.m., ACF Moose Jaw will be hosting a soirée at the Temple Gardens Hotel and Spa. This event is a chance for members of the Francophone community to get together at the mineral pool to socialize at a discounted price. “Initially it was just for French speakers but this year it’s open to everyone,” said ACF Moose Jaw community director Corinne Dourlent. “If you have someone who speaks French in the group you can come.” Admission is $6.25 for adults, $5 for seniors and children six to 17 years and free for kids under five. Place is limited, so those interested in attending should call or email ACF Moose Jaw in advance.


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Warriors Daemon Hunt talks injury and rehab Moose Jaw Warriors

Daemon Hunt is remaining positive despite missing the past month of action with a serious injury. “It’s something that’s a first for me for this type of injury and it’s definitely a process, not just physically, mentally too, getting it through your head that you’re severly cut and it’s going to be a process to get back into things, Hunt said. One month ago, Hunt went through something every hockey player hopes he never has to. During a game against the Edmonton Oil Kings on Dec. 3 at Rogers Arena, the Warriors’ defenceman was clearing the puck out of the team’s defensive zone when he was hit by an Oil Kings player and that players’ skate cut his arm. “I didn’t really know what was going on, when I first looked down, we were in our white jerseys and there was blood pouring out of my arm and onto our uniforms,” Hunt described. “I was right by the bench, I got off the ice and [Warriors trainer] Brooke Kosolofski grabbed a towel and held it against my arm and we ran to the Oil Kings facility room because we weren’t sure how serious it was, if we hit an artery or whatever it may be.” Hunt credits Kosolofski and the Oil Kings’ medical staff for their quick work to make sure the situation was not any worse. “I can’t thank them enough, they do their jobs so well and without them, I’d be in some trouble at the rink,”

Moose Jaw Warriors defenceman Daemon Hunt continues to recover from a laceration to his right arm. Hunt said. After a successful surgery, the 17-year-old NHL Draft eligible prospect is now on the mend and has rejoined the team ahead of their weekend road trip to Alberta, which includes a visit to Rogers Arena exactly a month after the incident. Hunt says sitting on the sidelines has been a difficult experience so far, but one that he is learning to adapt to. “It’s not easy, you can show your happiness on the outside, show everyone that you’re happy, but on the inside,

you can be really depressed about not being able to get on the ice and doing what you love to do,” Hunt said. “I’m just staying upbeat, keeping positive and blocking out the negatives, and everyone will support me really well too.” Being back with the team is something that Hunt is looking forward to, “There’s lots of stuff that I can do, helping out the guys, the season is long and this is when the season really starts to pick-up as a player, so just being there for the guys and helping the younger guys and just being there for everyone,” he said. Hunt has returned to the gym to stay in shape for a return to the ice and he will begin rehabbing his injury in the next few weeks. “Right now, it’s kind of tough to limit my exercises with my one arm, but there’s lots of stuff to do, I’m in the gym and Brooke’s helping me out a lot, once a couple weeks go by, I’m going to start my rehabilitation and everything should be good,” he said. While keeping his body in shape is important, keeping his hockey mind sharp is key as well and Hunt feels that getting to watch the game from a different perspective can help him improve when he steps back onto the ice. “You get a different view of the game,” he said. “When you’re playing, you focus on yourself, but when you’re up in the stands, you get a different view of the game, you get to experience what it’s like and what to expect and it’s definitely interesting.”

Moose Jaw and District Sports Hall of Fame:

Legendary competitor Tollefson always brought his best on the diamond Moose Jaw Regals standout reflects on a baseball career filled with winning and success Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

When Larry Tollefson was growing up, he had the best playground in the city right outside his front door. What more could you ask for when you have one of the best baseball parks in all of Saskatchewan to use as your stomping grounds, none other than Ross Wells Park? For Tollefson and his cadre of friends, it was all he needed. And he would use that opportunity to the fullest, crafting himself into one of the best baseball players in Moose Jaw history and helping the legendary Moose Jaw Regals become one of the best senior teams in Canada. To hear the stories, Tollefson was an incredible competitor and a key cog in all that success. And that helped make him a shoe-in when the Moose Jaw and District Sports Hall of Fame chose their five inductees for 2019. Tollefson was joined by powerlifter Wayne Cormier, high school sports builder Roy Thiessen, referee and league organizer Bill Johnston and the Terry McGeary senior men’s curling team in being enshrined on the MJDSHF Wall of Fame on the second floor concourse of Mosaic Place during the recent induction banquet. “It doesn’t get much better than having your hometown remember you like this, holy smokes. It’s pretty overwhelming, actually,” Tollefson said prior to the event. “There are too many moments, but my memories are about the people I played with and just how lucky I was to be in Moose Jaw, because I got to compete against and with the very best players in western Canada and sometimes the best in Canada. That’s what I’m most proud of.” Tollefson – who now makes his home on Vancouver Island but makes regular journeys back home to Moose Jaw to visit family and friends – was born in Weyburn and moved to the Friendly City in 1952. He grew up playing baseball and hockey in the now-Clark Gillies Recreation Area, with the majority of his summer spent on the fields of Ross Wells. His career with the Regals began in 1962 as a catcher

Larry Tollefson was one of five new members of the Moose Jaw and District Sports Hall of Fame inducted in October. with the junior team. He was called up to the senior Regals as a replacement for the first game of the season, kicking off a 13-year career with the squad. Tollefson was a ballplayer through and through. Described as an excellent catcher who possessed a strong throwing arm and exceptional power at the plate, his ability on the diamond was almost overshadowed by the level of competitiveness he brought to the game. “I was there to help my teammates win and everybody knows that, I knew that and my teammates knew it too.” Tollefsen said. “That was the most important thing. Whatever it took, that’s what we did. You have to be willing to compete and that was never a problem for me.” With him as one of their leaders on and off the field, the Regals would go on an epic tear through the 1960s and 70s.

Seven Southern League championships. Three titles out of the prestigious Lacombe tournament. Perennial success regardless of where they played. And to say they drew plenty of attention would be a bit of an understatement. “We played in tournaments at 10 o’clock in the morning, we’d have 5,000 people in the stands. And then we’d go out and win,” Tollefson said with a laugh. “That was the best part of it! “Moose Jaw always had good baseball teams, and you can talk about how good you were in your own town and stuff like that, but the Moose Jaw Regals played all the best teams from Saskatchewan, Alberta, B.C., California, the northern States, and we won way more than that other word. It was incredible.” Tollefson played on teams that represented Saskatchewan on three occasions at the national senior baseball championship and in 1967 played for the Canadian National team. And it can all be traced back to those days as a youngster just hanging out at jewel of the prairie just outside his front door. “I walked out of my house any day of the year and the whole world was in front of me,” Tollefson said. “It was free, the Kinsmen, the Elk’s, the Rotary provided these leagues for us to play in and I took advantage of all of them… I’d spend the whole day at Ross Wells Park in the summer time, there were always games being played and it was always a lot of fun.” Tollefson would become a teacher at 20 years old and would spend his whole career in Moose Jaw, eventually retiring as the principal of Peacock Collegiate. Tollefson also spent plenty of time educating on the ball diamond as player/coach through the late 70s and beyond, also serving as a clinician with the Sask Baseball development program for several years. In 2013, Larry Tollefson was inducted into the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame.


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Stunner in Ostrava: Canada rallies in third period for World Junior gold Thomas scores spectacular game winner as canada overcomes 3-1 deficit to defeat russia 4-3 in championship final Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

There’s a new member of the pantheon of Canadian hockey legends. Akil Thomas, the 19-year-old Niagara IceDogs forward and Toronto product, scored a spectacular goal off a breakaway with 3:58 remaining in the third period to give Canada a 4-3 win over Russia in the gold medal final of the 2020 World Junior Hockey Championship in Ostrava, Czech Republic on Sunday afternoon. Thomas pounced on a turnover and outraced a Russian defender for the puck before putting a shot upstairs on his backhand over Russia’s Amir Miftakhov while falling to the ice. The goal was Thomas’ first of the tournament and came just 4:41 after captain Barrett Hayton scored the tying goal on the power play. Hayton – who hails from Peterborough and plays for the Arizona Coyotes in the NHL – suited up despite suffering a shoulder injury in Canada’s semifinal win over Finland. Making the victory all the more spectacular was with 10:14 remaining in the contest, it looked as if things were going to once again go Russia’s way, much like they did in their 6-0 win over Canada in the round robin. Nikita Alexandrov opened scoring for Russia with a power play goal at 9:37 of the second period before Dylan Cozens of the Lethbridge Hurricanes got Canada on the board just over a minute later. The 1-1 draw would only last 3:45, though, before Grigori Denisenko scored to give Russia a 2-1 lead heading

Team Canada celebrates after defeating Russia 4-3 in the World Junior Hockey Championship gold medal final. into the third. Maxim Sorkin put Russia ahead 3-1 with 8:46 gone in final frame, setting the stage for yet another incredible Canadian third-period comeback. Connor McMichael got things started 34 seconds after Sorkin’s marker, and after Dmitri Vronkov took a cross-checking penalty at 10:11, Hayton scored his goal to get Canada back within one. Penalties were the story of the game in the early going, as Canada took four minors in the first period and were on their fifth penalty when Alexandrov scored Russia’s first goal. It was a non-call late in the game that drew the most attention, though. With Kevin Bahl of the Ottawa 67’s in the penalty box

with just over two minutes remaining a Canadian defenceman appeared to clear the puck over the glass as Russia pressed for the tying goal. The puck would hit a TSN broadcast camera on the way out, though, and as a result no penalty was called. Things went from bad to worse for Russia from there. Pavel Dorofeyev would take an interference penalty with 1:26 remaining and as Russia attempted to press for the tying goal in spite of being a man down, Denisenko would break his stick on a shot and carry the broken shaft to the bench. That’s a penalty for using a broken stick, and Russia was two men down for the final 38 seconds of the game. Canada would make no mistake the rest of the way and would win their second gold in three years and 18th gold in World Junior Hockey Championship history. Thomas, meanwhile, joins Tyler Steenbergen – who scored his only goal of the tournament in the final minutes to give Canada gold in 2018 – and Jordan Eberle, who scored the legendary final second goal as Canada would go on to defeat Russia in the semifinal of the 2009 gold medal win. Winnipeg product Joel Hofer of the Portland Winterhawks was solid in goal, turning aside 35 shots while Canada fired 30 shots at Russia’s Amir Miftakhov. Hofer was named the tournament’s top goaltender and Alex Lafreniere of the Rimouski Oceanic took home the tournament’s most valuable player award.

Midget Warriors pick up win, Bantams take tough loss in Sask AA Hockey League action Warriors take 5-2 win over Weyburn in Midget action, drop 15-3 decision to Regina Monachs in Bantam league play Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

The Warriors took a 5-2 win over the Weyburn Wings in Midget division action at Red Knight Arena before falling 15-3 to the Regina Monarchs in a Bantam division contest at Mosaic Place in the South Sask AA Hockey League contests at home on Saturday night. Connor Ruckaber scored a pair of goals as the Midget Warriors built a 4-0 lead through two periods before holding off a Weyburn comeback in the final frame. Brydon Bell finished the game with a goal and an assist while Brennan Watterson had a pair of helpers for the Warriors, who took a 1-0 lead out of the opening frame. Ben Peterson and Landon McLellan had

their other goals. Both teams had plenty of opportunities to work on their special teams as the Warriors finished 1-for-9 on the power play and Weyburn went an astonishing 0-for11. Jaxon Taupert got the start for Moose Jaw and turned aside 18 shots, the Warriors fired 27 at Weyburn. The Warriors improved to 7-14-0-0 on the season and closed to within five points of the eighth and final playoff spot. Things weren’t quite as good for the Bantam Warriors against their league-title-contending opponents. Brady Birnie scored four times for Regina

and finished with seven points on the night in their commanding win Bryce Boughen, Liam Fitzpatrick and Rowan Calvert all had single markers for the Warriors, who trailed 3-0 after the first and 8-1 through two. Tuckyr Shpiauk stopped 16 of 23 shots in 31:29 for Moose Jaw, while Judah Goodnough stopped four of 12 the rest of the way. The Warriors had 19 shots. Moose Jaw fell to 2-17-0-0 and sit in 10th place in the South Division, 10 points out of a playoff spot. The Bantam Warriors are back in action on Friday, Jan. 17 when they take on the Regina Aces (7:30 p.m., Kinsmen) while

Moose Jaw Bantam Warriors goaltender Judah Goodnough keeps his eye on a shot from Regina’s Brady Birnie. the Midget Warriors return to the ice on Wednesday, Jan. 8 in Notre Dame against the Hounds.

Lindros headlines 28th annual Moose Jaw Kinsmen Sports Celebrity Banquet Blue Jays catcher McGuire, Sportsnet broadcaster Jamie Campbell to also take part in always-popular show Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

Fans and supporters of the Moose Jaw Kinsmen Sports Celebrity Banquet will have a chance to hear from one of the greatest power forwards in National Hockey League history when Hockey Hall of Famer Eric Lindros takes centre stage at the 2020 event next month,. Lindros will be joined by Toronto Blue Jays prospect Reese McGuire and Sportsnet broadcaster Jamie Campbell at the event, which will take place on Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Heritage Inn. And with Lindros making an appearance, it promises to be evening filled with plenty of interesting stories. “I spent a couple hours with [former banquet chairmen] Cory [Olafson] and Justin [Wilk yesterday making some phone calls and that seemed to be kind of the comment, ‘whose coming, whose coming’, ‘Eric Lindros’, ‘oh really!’,” said 2020 chairman Danny Stenko. “So there’s a little more excitement and that’s a good thing for sure.” Lindros is as famous as they come when talking about players in the 1990s, beginning with his legendary junior career before his time with the Philadelphia Flyers on the Legion of Doom line that saw him win the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player in 1995. He would go on to play for the New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs and Dallas Stars, making seven all-star appearances and, finally, being inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016. Lindros has become a major advocate for concussion awareness in the years since his playing days, including working on Rowan’s Law to prevent youth with concus-

Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Eric Lindros will be one of the special guests at the 28th annual Moose Jaw Kinsmen Sports Celebrity Banquet. sions from returning to the game too soon. Lindros played 760 NHL games over 13 seasons, finishing with 372 goals and 865 points. McGuire, on the other hand, might not be a household name with the Blue Jays right now, but has a pedigree that says that could change soon. A first-round selection of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2013 MLB Draft, McGuire joined the Jays in the Drew Hutchison trade in 2016. He made his Major League debut on Sept. 6, 2018 and played 30 games with the Jays in 2019, hitting .299. The banquet will also feature the traditional awards presentations, including the Kinsmen Sports Achievement award, CHAB Team of the Year and Moose Jaw Express/

Today Sports Builder Award. It’s expected that the event will once again sell out their allotment of 450-plus tickets, with the community once again coming out in full support of the Kinsmen and their many sports-related projects. “We have a huge backing for our community and without them we wouldn’t be able to do this every year. Without them we wouldn’t have the confidence to book someone like Eric Lindros and still make some money,” Stenko said. “Every year we get to budget X amount of dollars to clubs like the wrestling club in town and the Kinsmen Flying Fins and several clubs like that, and without this support, some of those clubs might not be there. It all kinds of funnels down from the small- and medium-sized businesses in town back to the kids. So it’s awesome.” The banquet will also feature the traditional live and silent auctions, featuring the usual allotment of impressive memorabilia from the world of sports and beyond. “The auction boys are keeping busy, that’s for sure,” Stenko said. “I know they have a big list of items, a couple coming out of the vault and a couple fresh ones for this time around. So it’s always a lot of fun and we’re looking forward to that part of the evening.” Tickets are available for $150 or corporate tables for $2,000. For more information, contact Danny Stenko at 306-6315


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The Warriors Reflect on the Decade – Players Moose Jaw Warriors

As the clock winds down on 2019, we inch closer to a new decade and reflect on many memorable players that suited up for the Warriors over the past ten years. There are no surprises when it comes to the top scorers for over the last decade. Former captain and current Tampa Bay Lightning forward Brayden Point played in 252 games for the Warriors from 2011-16, he leads the pack with 134 goals, 190 points and 324 points, which puts him third all-time in scoring. Jayden Halbgewachs (2012-18), who is currently with the San Jose Barracuda in the AHL, finished his career with 139 goals, 141 assists and 280 points in 276 games, and he ranks fourth in all-time scoring. Brett Howden (2013 – 2018), who is currently with the NHL’s New York Rangers, posted 109 goals, 158 assists and 267 points in 248 games, and sits fifth all-time in scoring. Justin Almeida joined the Warriors midway through the 2016-17 season and went on to play 169 games with the Warriors through 2019 and had 83 goals, 141 assists and 224 points in 169 games. Former captain Sam Fioretti rounds out the top five scorers with 81 goals, 119 assists, and 200 points in 269 games from 2010-14. *** Halbgewachs had the most production single-season in the last decade. In 2017-18, he tied the single-season franchise record with 70 goals and finished with 129 points, which is the third highest single-season point total in franchise history. The Emerald Park, Sask. product was the only player in the last ten years to record multiply 100-point seasons, he first did it in 2016-17 when had seven points in the final game of the regular season to reach the century mark. Other Warriors to reach 100 points in a season were: Dryden Hunt (116, 2015-16), Tristin Langan (113, 201819), Brayden Burke (113, 2017-18) and Justin Almeida (111, 2018-19).

Four Warriors reached the 50-goal milestone in the 2010s. Jayden Halbgewachs surpassed the mark twice, he did it first in 2016-17 when he scored 50 and then followed that up with 70 goals in 2017-18. Dryden Hunt scored 58 goals in 2015-16 and was the first Warrior in 21 years to accomplish this feat. The latest Warrior to top the mark was Tristan Langan when he potted 53 in 2018-19. *** On the blueline, former Captain Josh Brook had the most productive career in the last decade. From 2015 to 2019, Brook had 31 goals, 126 assists, and 157 points in 204 games. His best year was his last, in 2018 – 2019, Brook had 59 assists and 75 points in 59 games and finished tied for the most points by a defenceman that season. His 75 points also tied a single-season record for points by a Warriors defenceman. Next on the list is Jett Woo, he played in 178 games for the Warriors from 2015 to 2019. During that time, Woo had 26 goals, 88 assists, and 114 points. He was traded to the Calgary Hitmen at the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft. Rounding out the top three defenceman in the last decade is Winnipeg product Travis Brown. Brown suited up for the Warriors from 2010 to 2014, he played in 182 games and had 25 goals, 84 assists, and 109 points. Current Toronto Maple Leaf Morgan Rielly ranks fourth is scoring by defenceman in the last ten years. Rielly had 21 goals, 79 assists, and 100 points in 143 games from 2010 to 2013. It should be noted, Rielly only played 18

games in 2011 – 2012 due to an injury, and he did not return to the Warriors for his 19-year-old season. *** Zach Sawchenko posted the best numbers between the pipes, playing from 2013-17, posting an 88-65-12-4 record with a 3.11 goals against average, an 0.908 save percentage and nine shutouts in 177 games. Justin Paulic suited up in 132 games for the Warriors from 2011-14 and is second in games played over the last ten years. He posted a 40-61-4 record with a 4.30 G.A.A. and an 0.895 save %. Brody Willms rounds out the top-three goalies over the last decade for the organization. Willms played in 118 games for the Warriors from 2014-18. During that time, he posted a 62-34-8-2 record with a 3.20 G.A.A. and a .900 save % with five shutouts. *** Ten players who suited up for the Moose Jaw Warriors in this decade and moved on to play in the National Hockey League, they include Quinton Howden (Florida/Winnipeg), Morgan Rielly (Toronto), Brayden Point (Tampa), Brett Howden (NY Rangers), Dylan McIlrath (NY Rangers/Florida/Detroit), Joel Edmundson (St. Louis/Carolina), Kale Clague (Los Angeles), Noah Gregor (San Jose), Dryden Hunt (Florida), and Jack Rodewald (Ottawa/ Florida). Currently, there are five former Warriors playing in the American Hockey League with their NHL affiliates, they are: Tanner Jeannot (Milwaukee), Oleg Sosunov (Syracuse), Josh Brook (Laval), Brayden Burke (Tucson), and Jayden Halbgewachs (San Jose). As well, six former Warriors are currently in the ECHL, James Henry (Adirondack), Zach Sawchenko (Allen), Justin Almeida (Wheeling), Tristin Langan (Orlando), Josh Thrower (Atlanta), and Nikita Popugaev (Adirondack). As we enter a new decade, current and future players will be battling to carve their legacy in Warriors’ history.

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AAA Warriors lose hard-fought battle in Mac’s final Calgary Buffaloes take 6-2 win in gold medal game at prestigious tournament in Calgary Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

The Moose Jaw Warriors looked like they just might have another incredible comeback in the works late in the Mac’s Midget AAA tournament final against the Calgary Buffaloes. Trailing 3-2 with a power play as the third period wound down, it was another chance to rally late, just like they did in their final round robin game against the defending champions from St. Albert. Unfortunately, it would be Calgary who would get the break, as a tipped crossice pass at the blue line led to a breakaway and an all-to-crucial insurance marker that put the Buffaloes ahead 4-2. Two empty net goals later, and Calgary was celebrating a 2019 Mac’s tournament victory. The loss brought the Warriors’ incredible run at the ultra-prestigious to a disappointing – albeit impressive – end “They’ve got a good hockey team over there,” Warriors coach Trevor Weisgerber told the Calgary Sun. “We knew we had to play a good game. We had some

The Moose Jaw AAA Warriors line up for the post-game awards after Wednesday’s final.

bad breakdowns where they capitalized on their opportunities and we didn’t. We hit a few posts that could have changed the game. At the end of the day, they did capitalize on their opportunities so kudos to them.” Just reaching the final was something the Warriors had never accomplished

in team history. They’d made the playoffs in the past, but traditionally ran into one of the tournament’s top seeds in the quarter-final and would get no further. This time around, the Warriors would finish 3-0-1 in the round robin, including a stunning 3-3 tie with the Alberta AAA league-leading Raiders where

they scored twice in the final 2:41 to secure a key point. A loss in that contest would have knocked the Warriors from the tournament; instead it was St. Albert who were the odd ones out with a 2-0-2 record. Moose Jaw would go on to defeat the Chicago Mission 4-1 in quarter-final action and the Saskatoon Blazers 1-0 in the semifinal on Tuesday. Caelan Fitzpatrick and Kirk Mullen scored goals for the Warriors. Dylan Ernst got the start in net and surrendered three goals on 17 shots before giving way to Chase Coward midway through the contest. Coward stopped 10 shots the remainder of the game. Max Wanner was named a tournament all-star defenceman for the week. The Warriors will now have some much-needed time off before travelling to Saskatoon to face the Blazers on Thursday, Jan. 9 before hosting the Tisdale Trojans in their next home game on Saturday, Jan. 11.

Ackerman loses in final at junior women’s provincial curling championship

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Moose Jaw’s Skylar Ackerman came close to winning a provincial women’s curling championship this past week. Ackerman and her Saskatoon Nutana rink of third Emily Haupstein, second Taylor Stremick and lead Abbey Johnson went down to the final shot of the final end of the gold medal game before dropping a 7-5 decision to Saskatoon Sutherland’s Ashley Thevenot to cap off an impressive week for the 18-year-old Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre product. Skylar Ackerman and her rink of third Emily HaupAckerman rolled through stein, second Taylor Stremick, lead Abbey Johnson the round robin with a 6-1 and coach Travis Brown reached the final of the junior record, including a 5-4 win women’s provincial curling championship. over Thevenot to close out the preliminary portion of the event. Unfortunately for the local skip, she wouldn’t be able to replicate that success. Thevenot would win the Page Playoff 1-2 game 6-4 with a steal of two in the 10th, after which Ackerman rebounded to roll past Regina’s Krystal Englot 11-6 in the semifinals to set up a rematch for gold. There, the two teams were tied 4-4 through six ends before Ackerman scored one in the eighth to take a 5-4 lead. Thevenot got that right back and then some with a deuce in the ninth, setting up another tense 10th end. Ackerman needed a tough draw to the four foot with her last shot of the contest, but rubbed on a rock at the top of the eighth to give Thevenot the steal and the win. Ackerman did end-up bringing home some hardware nonetheless – she was named the tournament’s top skip, while coach Travis Brown took home the top coach honour.


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Warriors win one on weekend road swing

Loses in Edmonton, Calgary sandwich 3-0 shutout win over Red Deer Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

You won’t find a more up-and-down series of games in the Western Hockey League than what the Moose Jaw Warriors went through this past weekend. The Warriors opened a three-games-in-three-night road swing through the Central Division with a 5-0 loss to the Edmonton Oil Kings on Friday, Jan. 3 before defeating the Red Deer Rebels 3-0 on Saturday and dropping a 7-2 decision to the Calgary Hitmen on Sunday. The end result sees the Warriors holding an 11-22-20 record, sitting three points ahead of last place Swift Current in the Eastern Conference, three points back of the Regina Pats and 15 points out of the final wild card playoff spot. Calgary 7, Warriors 2 The Hitmen had built a 5-0 lead late in the third before Ryder Korczak got the Warriors on the board against his former team, with his power play marker coming with 2:39 remaining in the period. The Warriors would close to within three with 41 seconds to play in the second, but would get no closer as Calgary added a pair of insurance markers in the final frame. Owen Hardy also added two assists on the night. Adam Evanoff got the start in net and allowed the first six goals on 29 shots before giving way to Jackson Berry 1:25 into the third.

earn his first shutout of the season and second of his career. It was also the most shots stopped by a Warriors netminder in a shutout since Joey Perricone made 46 saves against Prince George in 2003. All the scoring came in the third period, as Korczak got the Warriors on the board 26 seconds into the period before Tate Popple added an insurance marker 5:28 later and an empty netter with seven seconds remaining. Tracey and Hardy had two assists each. Edmonton 5, Warriors 0 The Warriors opened the road swing against the WHL-leading Oil Kings and were able stick with their powerhouse opponents for a period before the floodgates opened. Edmonton scored four goals in the second period and tacked on one more in the third to secure the shutout win. Sebastian Cossa earned the clean sheet, stopping only Moose Jaw Warriors goaltender Adam Evanoff 14 shots in the process. makes a save against the Red Deer Rebels during The Oil Kings, meanwhile, had 30 shots on Adam Evatheir recent meeting at Mosaic Place. noff in two periods before pouring a further 19 on Jackson Berry in the third. Warriors 3, Red Deer 0 The Warriors are back in action on Wednesday, Jan, 8 Evanoff would be unbeatable when the Warriors took in a rematch with Edmonton. Game time is 7 p.m. at the ice in Red Deer, stopping all 46 shots he faced to Mosaic Place.

Scotties Tournament of Hearts single draw tickets on sale next week HeartStop Lounge entertainment announced as national women’s curling championship draws closer Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

The date is getting closer and closer, the excitement becoming more and more palpable as some of the best women’s curlers on the planet prepare to descend on Moose Jaw for a week of on- and off-ice action at Mosaic Place. The 2020 Scotties Tournament of Hearts is a little more than a month away, and fans will finally have an opportunity to pick up single draw tickets when they go on sale beginning Wednesday, Jan. 8. The 16-team tournament kicks off on Friday, Feb. 14 with the Wild Card game between the top two Canadian Team Ranking System squads who didn’t qualify directly for the Scotties. The format was first used in 2018, and the last two years have seen the Wild Card winner – Manitoba’s Kerri Einarson in 2018 and Alberta’s Casey Scheidegger in 2019 – go on to have outstanding showings. Einarson reached the championship final before falling to Manitoba’s Jennifer Jones; Scheidegger reached the championship pool last year before missing the Page Playoffs by a single win. The Wild Card game will offer fans a first look at the Scotties and will be completely free, with rush seating at Mosaic Place for anyone interested in getting a first

look at a potential national champion. The overall format will feature the same draw structure as the past two years: two eight-team round robins will take place through to Wednesday, Feb. 19, after which the top four teams from each pool will move on to the championship pool. Teams will play four games against the opposing pool through Friday, Feb. 21, after which the Page Playoffs begin on Saturday, Feb. 22. The semifinals and final are set for Sunday, Feb. 23. The tournament will feature a pair of draws at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, followed by an additional draw a day at 8:30 a.m. for three draws a day through Wednesday. The championship pool will have two daily draws at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; the Page Playoffs are at 1 p.m. (3-4) and 6 p.m. (1-2) on Feb. 22, followed by the semifinals at 11 a.m. and final at 6 p.m. on Feb. 23. A wide selection of ticket packages are available throughout the week, including: • Opening Weekend ($95) — First five draws on opening Saturday and Sunday. • Championship Weekend ($199) — Final six draws plus tiebreaker draw if necessary. (Friday, Feb. 21-Sunday, Feb. 23).

• Family Day Holiday Monday Day Package ($49) — Three draws on the holiday Monday at a reduced price! • Tuesday and Wednesday Day Package ($59) — Three draws in one day. • Thursday Day Package ($49) — Two guaranteed draws plus tiebreaker (if necessary) Team Saskatchewan’s preliminary round draws have been set including Draw 1 (1:30 p.m., Feb. 15), Draws 4 and 5 (1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Feb. 16), Draw 8 (6:30 p.m., Feb. 17), Draws 10 and 11 (1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Feb. 18) and the final preliminary round Draw 14 (6:30 p.m., Feb. 19). Single draw tickets and ticket packages are available at curling.ca/tickets or at the Mosaic Place Box Office in person or over the phone at 306-624-2050. HeartStop Lounge will be rocking all week during Scotties Tournament of Hearts With all the high-intensity curling action taking place on the ice at Mosaic Place,

fans and curlers alike will need somewhere to unwind. That’s where the HeartStop Lounge in the Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre comes into play. The Lounge will feature live music, interviews with the players and autograph sessions as just a small part of the fun. The organizing committee also announced the full line-up of entertainment for the week, including: • Friday, Feb. 14 - Samara Yung • Saturday, Feb. 15 - The Dungarees • Sunday, Feb. 16 - Sask Spirit Sunday! Wear Green - The Dungarees • Monday, Feb. 17 - Family Day! DJ Music • Tuesday, Feb. 18 - Prairie Plaid Party! Shantaia • Wednesday, Feb. 19 - Trivia Night! DJ Music • Thursday, Feb. 20 - The Bromantics! • Friday, Feb. 21 - The Chevelles • Saturday, Feb. 22 - Curling Day in Canada, The Chevelles • Sunday, Feb. 23 - Championship Sunday! For more information on the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, be sure to check www.curling.ca/2020scotties/


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

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For rent: Phone 306-694-0675 or 306-684-2827. Main floor large deluxe suite with all amenities, laundry, fireplace, gas range, central vac, parking for 2 cars, nice gazebo, 1/2 block to convenience store, optional heated garage, cat or small dog welcome, wheelchair lift, rent incentive or rent to own options. For rent: Two rooms, in two bedroom bungalow. Looking for collage students, or young working girls. $300.00 a month each. Two small bedrooms, you have the use of everything in house, stove, fridge, washer,, dryer, microwave, kitchen, tv & dvd player, power & energy included. Location, 9th ave SW, house number 514. Beside circle K & subway. For more information phone 306-684-6000. MISCELLANEOUS Sukanen Ship Museum 2020 calendared featuring salute to the Snowbirds aerial team,

$15, available at  Moose Jaw Express, Moose Jaw Western Development Museum, or call 306-631-3666 For sale: Hardcover books in excellent condition $8.00 each. Empire of the Czar by the Marquis de custine whirlwind, Noble house, and Gai-Jin by James Clavell. Trojan Odyssey, black wind and white death by Clive Cussler. Blue horizon and warlock by Wilbur Smith. Call 306-692-5091

Crocheted Items For Sale “Make Great Christmas Gifts� Baby Afghans & Double Size Afghans, Hooded Baby Sweaters, Girls Scarves & Hats, Slippers (Small, Medium & Large), Dish Cloths & Kitchen Towels (Christmas & Regular). Priced to Sell. Call or Text Joan at 306-631-3777 Western saddles (2 adult &1 childs ) 1 English saddle. Bridles, halters, spurs, boots, hats (both western & English). Horse blanket. Men’s & women’s shirts & jeans. Leather jackets. Call 306 692-8517 Please leave message.

Lots of antique music records from the 1920s-1930s - $100 306-681-8749 4x8 pool table 4 cues, balls & racks. Large blond table 2 pedestal legs, large leaf. Round 48� brown shape table & 4 chairs. Large wood leaf. Size 10 hockey skates. Large 150 watt 14x18x24 speakers Phone Fred @ 306-972-7174. Give me an offer. HOUSEHOLD ITEMS

For sale: Hitachi 28 in. color TV with remote. High quality picture & sound. Asking $50. Phone 972-2257 Moose Jaw. Moving: For sale: Queen size bed with box spring, leatherette headboard - $200.00. Queen size bed, slat style headboard and box spring +2 drawer night stand - $300.00. Call Moose Jaw 306-513-8713 OFFICE FUNITURE & EQUIPMENT

Used office chairs starting at $20. Over 10 to choose from. 306 630 7506 2 - 30� deep x 82� high x 14’

long Shelving units, with extra shelves, in good condition. $200. each call or text 306 690 5903

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1 bale of bubble wrap $30. call or text 306 690 5903 can deliver for $20. FARM PRODUCE BISON MEAT. 30 years experience. Moose Jaw delivery available. 306-475-2232 SPORTS Figure skates, size 9 - $3 306681-8749 3 sets of cross country skis (1

set new), bindings, poles and boots (various lengths and sizes ). Men’s large snowmobile suit in excellent condition. Weight bench and weights. Call 306 692-8517 Please leave message. WANTED Wanted: Garage to rent preferably in downtown area. 306684-0506. Wanted: Downtown rental space for a store. Reasonable cost or will also supply security maintenance, cleaning. Can be boiler licensed and have a excellent recommendations for last 50 years. 306-684-0506. Wanted: Portable storage unites. Discarded or wrecked, old, semi-trailer unites, large buses, bins, or what have you. Must be cheap price and moveable. 684-0506 Guns Wanted, I’m a licensed gun buyer paying cash for guns, parts and ammunition, Moose Jaw Regina, and surrounding area. Call or text 306641-4447 I am looking for a lever or pump 22 rifle, and a smaller 22 bolt action rifle in either 22LR or Magnum. Call or text 1-306641-4447 Free pickup of your unwanted snowblowers, tillers, generators, ice augers, or any other yard and garden equipment, in Moose Jaw and area. Call or text 1-306-641-4447 Tractors. I pay cash for tractors up to 50 HP running or not, and 3 point hitch equipment. Call or text 1-306-641-4447 Looking for any non working vehicle batteries, will pick up 306-681-8749 Wanted a Stihl Chainsaw running or not. Call or text with

model number to 306-6414447 Looking for a glass curio cabinet 306-681-8749 Wanted car dolly for pulling a car behind a motor home reasonably priced. Call 306-3134772 Tractors. I pay cash for tractors up to 50 HP running or not, and 3 point hitch equipment. Call or text 1-306-641-4447 I am looking for a lever or pump 22 rifle, and a smaller 22 bolt action rifle in either 22LR or Magnum. Call or text 1-306641-4447 Guns Wanted, I’m a licensed gun buyer paying cash for guns, parts and ammunition, Moose Jaw, Regina, and surrounding area. Call or text 306641-4447 SERVICES Will pick up, move, haul and deliver any furniture anywhere in and around Moose Jaw $40 and up 306-681-8749 Will pick up, move, haul or deliver any size of televisions anywhere - $25 and up 306681-8749 Junk to the dump in and around Moose Jaw and surrounding area- $40/ load and up 306-681-8749 HELP WANTED Seeking committed, evangelizing Christian business partner. To open up and operate a second-hand/flea market store in Moose Jaw, SK. Male, female or family. Computer/internet knowledge helpful. 684-0506 Got something you’d like to sell? classifieds@mjvexpress.com

Feedlot developer describes delays in getting operation approved By Ron Walter - For Agri-Mart Express An Alberta feedlot operator says the great develEXPRESS opment potential in the irrigated region around Outlook won’t be realized unless changes are made to the permitting process. Namaka Farms of Strathmore bought land for a 36,000 head feedlot south of Broderick in 2007 after consulting with the RM council. The first cattle are expected for feeding in January 2021, Stuart Thiessen of the family feedlot told the Saskatchewan Irrigation Projects Association conference in Moose Jaw. “It took us five years to get our development permit through. Guys that’s way too long.� Opposition to the project “blamed us for everything� from draining Lake Diefenbaker to damaging roads.

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A farmer who was outbid by Namaka for land threatened to hurt them and he did, almost convincing the RM to make Namaka pay for an $8 million road upgrade. The matter was only settled six months ago. Councillors were great, said Thiessen, but the problem was at the municipal level with poorly written bylaws and confusion over who sets environmental standards. “The bylaws were weak� with vague wording. “Weak bylaws give lawyers lots and lots of ammunition� playing on words. “Your small municipalities make it very, very difficult to write good bylaws. You guys can’t afford to write good bylaws on a shoestring.� Confusion came over whether the RM council, or anther agency could set environmental standards, said Thiessen, an engineer with praise for Saskatchewan environmental standards.

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He urged authorities to put as much certainty in the process as possible. Unable to expand the 25,000 head feedlot in Alberta over protests from the acreage owners dominating the county they looked around. Water rights must be acquired from another user in Alberta too “Why we built in Outlook is the certainty of the water, water for cattle and silage and productive land to haul manure� along with topography, roads and infrastructure and a site near a population centre. “When we finally got all of our approvals, we weren’t in a position to actually grow. We had lost our momentum. We had guys who wanted to move to Saskatchewan. After five years they had girlfriends, they got married.� Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@sasktel.net

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On the Front Porch by Wanda Smith Get Back on Your Horse

Hand-feeding the nuthatches down in Wakamow Valley last winter, with the Nature Society. (supplied)

Tips for feeding birds in the winter, from the Moose Jaw Nature Society Larissa Kurz

During a bird feeder workshop earlier in November, have available creates a filling combination of nutriKim Epp of the Moose Jaw Nature Society shared some ents for all birds. need-to-know facts about the birds that call Moose Jaw Remember to keep an eye on suet cakes, as they will home even during the winter. go rancid if left out too long. It’s also a good idea to Wakamow Valley has plenty of feathered visitors that empty and clean out bird feeders every week or two, to appreciate help from bird feeders, some large and get rid of any bacteria and avoid spreading infections small. between birds. Little songbirds like chickadees, redpolls, and nut- If it’s not possible to put up a bird feeder in your own hatches have to feed constantly all day to survive the yard, the Moose Jaw Nature Society has installed a cold nights, and larger birds like blue jays, magpies, bird feeder down in Wakamow Valley. The area is a sparrows, woodpeckers, and even robins rarely turn great place to try hand-feeding birds, especially if you down a good snack. come prepared. If you’re interested in installing a feeder in your own Chickadees and nuthatches are the most likely to pick yard to help the birds this winter, there are a number of seeds right out of your palm, especially if you mix in different types available. some pine nuts with your oilseed mix — those are a For a low-effort feeder, something as simple as a pine- favourite and the birds will linger to pick out the pine cone or a bagel slathered in peanut butter and birdseed nuts. works well. The Nature Society suggests adding some The trick to feeding out of hand is to be very still and clean, crushed up eggshells to the seed to give the birds relax, say experts. Birds will land on your hands and a boost in calcium for their beaks and feet. even on your head if the seed is enticing enough, and Traditional feeders are also good, although it’s import- the more often you return to feed them, the more comant to remember that they may attract animals that per- fortable the birds will get. haps aren’t welcome — squirrels love to pick through The Moose Jaw Nature Society often heads down into bird feeders and can finish an entire feeder full of seed Wakamow Valley to hand feed the birds and are a great in a few hours. Larger birds, like magpies and blue resource to contact with any questions about getting jays, will also bully smaller birds away from the feeder. involved with feeding the local birds. Putting out more than one feeder could solve this problem, especially if you vary the type of seed in each. Black oil sunflower seed is the most popular type of bird feed, although it is useful to choose a mix of oilseeds to provide more rounded nutrition. Squirrels and blue jays, enjoy peanuts, but squirrels hate saffron seed. Suet cakes are another way to help keep birds well-fed in the winter months, although they require a bit more Saskatchewan realtors will have a new organization work. Rendering down beef suet and mixing in seeds, speaking and advocating for the industry in the New fruits, peanut butter, eggshells, and whatever else you Year. The new non-profit organization comes after a March vote to amalgamate the two main remaining real estate associations in one province-wide 60 Athabasca Street Eastassociation. The Saskatchewan Realtors Association, representing 306-692-0533 277 Iroquois St W Minister: Rev. Jim about 1,600 realtors, was Tenford approved by an 80 per cent Moose Jaw, SK Music Director: Karen Purdy majority vote of realtors. Next Service: January 12, 10:30am th TheSunday, new association includes directors from , 2017 May 14board Trinity Choir With guest Fred Mathieson Worship ServiceSaskatoon 10:30am Watrous, Langenburg, and Regina regions.

New Realtors association comes in 2020

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

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

Anglican Church of the Resurrection Moose Jaw

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

I’ve only been bucked off a horse once. I was technically bucked off but Hubby tells me the buck wasn’t very hard and it was more of a case of me becoming unbalanced at each exuberant jump he gave and I ended up on the hard arena floor. It all happened in slow motion. Falling to the ground resulted in the wind getting knocked out of me; causing a few moments of panic when I couldn’t get my breath. At that time, I was embarking on the adventure of learning how to team pen. For those of you who are not familiar with team penning, it is a timed 3-person team sport in which cattle are sorted by number. I found it extremely fun and competitive, but it was short-lived due to Hubby’s lack of enthusiasm for it. As I lay on the ground and collected my thoughts and recovered to normal breathing, my initial thought was that I needed to get back on that horse and show the horse who was boss. Thankfully, Hubby insisted I go lay down and he looked after the horse. Two thousand and nineteen is in the books. This year is a blank slate. You may be full of questions and uncertainty about how this year will transpire. Last year may have been a challenging one (you got bucked off your horse) and you’re wondering how you’re going to make it through this one. Maybe you are facing relationship issues, financial struggles or health concerns. Maybe you just lost some ground or had a rough year personally. I’m with you on that. Last year was an incredibly challenging one for me. I felt like my feet were ripped right out from underneath me. Figuratively speaking, I got bucked off and had the wind knocked out of me. The good news is that we do have a fresh start and new beginning. Lana Vawser, a trusted prophetess of our time, recently gave a word for 2020. In her “Coffee with Jesus #24” Youtube video, she relayed a phrase that the Lord had dropped in her spirit: “Get back on your horse.” She went on to encourage us that, despite our past struggles, God is asking us and empowering us to get back up and carry on with the destiny He’s planned out for us. He is cheering us on, challenging us to “... (forget) what is behind and (strain) toward what is ahead, (and) press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called (us) heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13-14 When God calls us, He equips us. Where there’s vision, there’s provision. Where he guides, He provides. John Wayne once said, “Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway.” Take God’s uncompromised Word to heart, saddle up and hop on your horse, dear friend. There are new pathways to discover. There are miracles, provisions, resources, support and encouragement ahead for you as you step out in faith and take God at His Word again. You will move to a level of freedom you’ve never known before. “Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:19 Let go and let’s go... let’s ride together and embark on the “new thing” God has for each one of us! Adventure is waiting.

Celebrating Inclusion For All

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

Music Director: Karen Purdy • Choir Director: Jenna Nash

Traditional Book of Common Prayer Communion Service Sunday January 12th, 2020 @ 10:00am Sunday January 26th, 2020 @10:00am

Sunday, January 12th, 2020 10:30 am Worship Service & Sunday School Coffee Fellowship after the Worship Service

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ROSE FREE Rose passed away Sunday, December 29, 2019, at the age of 61. At the age of 15 she married her best friend Butch Free. Rose worked at St. Anthony’s Home, Providence Place, and Pioneer Lodge as a Dietary Aide. In her spare time she loved spending time with her grandchildren, doing jigsaw puzzles, reading and playing scrabble. Rose is predeceased by her parents, Allan and Louise Vance. She is survived by her husband, Butch Free; her daughters, Michelle (Mike) Wendt and Crystal (Kevin) Coxe; her grandchildren, Austin Free, Graham Wendt, Owen Wendt, Trevor Coxe, and Amy Coxe; as well as numerous siblings, nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Rose’s Life will take place Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 2:00PM in the Parkview Chapel (474 Hochelaga St. W. Moose Jaw). Della Ferguson will Officiate. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (55 St Clair Avenue West, Suite 500 Toronto, Ontario M4V 2Y7). In living memory of Rose 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.

In Loving Memory of Geraldine Nash

Mom Missing You Your tenderness and loving ways Still get me through my lonely days The picture carries in my mind With love that stands the test of time You helped me find my walking shoes And taught me lessons I still use Each time I think of you I still smile I know I’ll see you after a while Sadly missed by Dave, Dar, Beth, Richard, Chris, Steph, Jon, Chan & Cash

HUNTER, RONALD NEIL August 14, 1939 December 18, 2019 Ron died as he lived, surrounded by the love of family and friends. He was a patient, caring, and thoughtful person; respectful of others; reluctant to draw attention to himself. Foremost, Ron was a husband, father, grandfather, friend. He valued the time spent with those he loved, always trying to ensure the time was cheerful and inquiring. Most meaningful to him professionally, was being a teacher, principal, education advocate for youth at risk. Ron was a reader and lover of language. He appreciated how words, well-chosen, could heal or transform or simply entertain. And then there was being a farmer (he loved being on the land), fisherfolk (40 years of annual fishing trips to northern SK), traveller (six continents and 40+ countries), putterer (so satisfying). All pursuits that filled him with companionship and a deep appreciation for the wonders of the world in which he lived. Last, but not least, Ron was a volunteer, for seniors, youth at risk, the homeless, all sorts of charities. He left us his quiet reserve, inquiring mind, gratitude for the time he had and the many experiences he’d so thoroughly enjoyed. Ron is survived by wife Carol; daughters Kirstin and Rayna (Ken); grandchildren Hayley, Justin, Hunter; siblings Doug, Kelvin (Helen), Laura; family and friends in various parts of the world.He was predeceased by wife Pat; siblings Bruce, Etta, Olga, Alma, Velma, Goldie, Wally; family and friends he said good by to, too soon. Owning Everything You worry that I will leave you. I will not leave you. Only strangers travel. Owning everything, I have nowhere to go. Leonard Cohen Cremation has taken place. A gathering in Victoria to remember Ron will be held on Sunday, February 2, 2020, 2-5pm in the lounge/boardroom at 50 Songhees Rd. A second gathering on his beloved prairies will be held in Saskatoon in summer, 2020. Details to follow. For those who wish, donations in Ron’s memory can be made to Victoria Hospice or a charity of your choice.

Gordon William Gabel

Jones Funeral Home 106 Athabasca St E 306.693.4644

You never said I’m leaving You never said goodbye You were gone before we knew it And only God knows why. In life we loved you dearly In death we love you still In our hearts we hold a place That only you can fill. It broke our hearts to lose you But you didn’t go alone. A part of us went with you The day God took you home.

Salvation Army Donation

Murray Roney, president of the Moose Jaw Cycle Assoc. presents a $2000 cheque to Major Broom from Salvation Army for the Christmas fund; the proceeds from MJCA Swap meet. Toques and mitts were donated with proceeds from Toy Run steak night. Thanks to Giant Tiger for their continued generosity and cooperation with the mitts and toques purchases.

Please include the Moose Jaw Health Foundation in your estate plan to help your community for generations to come. Please contact us for more information. Moose Jaw Health Foundation 55 Diefenbaker Drive Moose Jaw, SK S6J 0C2 Phone (306) 694-0373

Thank You

Missing you always Wife Jennie, Son Gary (Shirley), Daughter Bev (Cory), Grandchildren & Great-Grandchildren

Parkview Funeral Chapel 474 Hochelaga St W 306.694.5500

Gene and Rolene Ward, in photo, ensured the gas station/cafe and repair shop that was open for 50 years south of Moose Jaw on Highway Two won’t be forgotten with this sign. Con’s Corner was the place to go for food, gossip or gasoline, Ron Walter photo

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Con’s Corner Memories

Our family and I would like to express our deepest and heartfelt gratitude for the condolences and numerous acts of kindness, especially those warm hugs, expressed to us during this most difficult time in our lives. The love for George that we all share came through loud and clear and he will live forever through us all. Sincerely, Marianne Gottselig & family

New Year Greetings from Our Families to Yours’

Going ABOVE and BEYOND expectations is what sets us apart


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COMING EVENTS

Please note that coming events are placed where space is available and that priority is given to local non-profit groups and organizations. GOOD FOOD BOX – Hunger in Moose Jaw, contact Kathleen Dempkey 306.693.0754: Now accept debit and credit card payments. Money due Jan. 8th for food pick up on Jan. 14/ Money due Jan. 22nd for food pick up on Jan. 28th/ Money due Feb. 12th for food pick up on Feb. 25th/Money due March 4th for food pick up on March 10th/Money due March 18th for food pick up on March 24th/Money due April 1st for food pick up on April 7th/Money due April 22nd for food pick up on April 28/Money due May 6th for food pick up on May 12th/Money due May 20th for food pick up on May 26th/Money due June 3rd for food pick up on June 9th/Money due June 17th for food pick up on June 23rd. THE MOOSE JAW STAMP CLUB will meet Wed., Jan. 8, and Wed., Jan. 22 at 7:00 pm in the Lindale School staffroom, 1322 11th Ave. NW (north entrance). Visitors are always welcome. For information call 306-6935705 for information. OPTIMIST FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL CHILDREN’S DAY will be held at Yara Centre on Saturday, January 11th from 6-8pm. The event is free for families with children ages 3-8yrs to come out and enjoy some games, books, crafts and other exciting physical activities. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This is an opportunity for parents to play with their children. MOOSE JAW TOWN AND COUNTRY SINGLES DANCE will be held on Saturday January 11, 2020 at Church of Our Lady Community Centre at 566 Vaughan St. W. from 7:30pm to 11pm. Band Dennis and Curtis Ficor. Come on out for an evening of fun! Married Couples welcome! Cost is $15.00 and lunch is included. For information call 691-6634. BEREAVED PARENTS Grief Support Group for Parents who have experienced the death of a Child. Next Meeting: Wednesday, Jan.15, from 7:30pm to 9:00pm at Parkview Reception Centre, 474 Hochelaga St. W. (please use east doors off of east parking lot) Everyone is Welcome. MOOSE JAW COLOURS will be held on Thursday January 16 from 2:30-3:30 at the Public Library. It’s cold outside but inside it’ll be warm with some hot drinks and snacks while you do some colouring. You are invited to make some new friends and warm up your hands with the winter colouring afternoon. Admission is free. Everyone is welcome. WDM VOLUNTEER BLITZ will be held on Saturday, January 18th. As the programming grows, so does the need for volunteers. Find out about a variety of interesting and fun opportunities at this information session. Join in and be inspired to donate your time at the WDM. Workshop tour and refreshments to follow. A CANADIAN FIREARMS SAFETY COURSE will be held in Moose Jaw on Saturday, Jan 18th. This is a one-day course for the Possession and Acquisition License

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(PAL) for non-restricted firearms (most hunting rifles and shotguns). A restricted firearms license course (RPAL for handguns and restricted long guns) will be held on Sunday Jan 19th. At the end of the day you will complete a written and a practical test and upon successful completion you will receive the paperwork to apply for your PAL or RPAL. The courses are at the South Saskatchewan Wildlife Assoc range (276 Home St East, Moose Jaw) and the cost of each is $125. For more information contact Nolan at (306) 313-7715 or sodasprings@sasktel.net. THE MOOSE JAW ART GUILD’S AGM AND REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING will be held on Friday, January 17, at 1:00pm, at the Canadian Legion Hall, 268 High Street W. This is an important meeting for members to attend. Call 306-693-5705 for information. SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE Grief Support Group for those who have experienced the death of a Loved One by Suicide Next Meeting: Wed. Jan. 22, from 7:30pm to 9:00pm at Parkview Reception Centre 474 Hochelaga St. W. (please use east doors off of east parking lot) Everyone is Welcome. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION – Branch 59 Moose Jaw, 268 High St W: Contact 306-692-5453 Like us on Facebook @ Royal Canadian Legion Branch 59 Moose Jaw. VETERANS’ MORNING COFFEE - Monday-Saturday @ 10:00 am CURLING – Sundays @ 10:00 am @ Ford Curling Centre CRIBBAGE – Tuesdays @ 1:30 pm - Please sign-in by 1:00 pm DARTS – Thursdays @ 7:00 pm - in the auditorium – everyone welcome SUPPERS - Fridays @ 5:30 pm - Please purchase tickets by the previous Wednesday SHUFFLEBOARD – Fridays @ 7:00 pm - Drop-in League – Bring friends!! MEAT DRAW FUNDRAISER - Saturdays @ 3:00 pm – Open to the public -- Everyone welcome FOOT CARE CLINIC for Legion Members – January 29th - please call for an appointment ANNUAL HONOURS & AWARDS NIGHT – Wednesday, January 22nd @7:00 pm - in the auditorium - awards will be presented for Remembrance School Displays and winners of the Legion Poster, Essay & Poem Contest. Recipients, school representatives and families are encouraged to attend. 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. Thursday January 9 – Mini 500 Tournament - – 1:00-3:30 pm, Cost $5.00 Saturday, January 18 – Crib Tournament 9:30-3:30 pm. Cost $12.00 Sunday, January 19 – Potluck –5:00 – 8:00 pm Cost $1.00 Wednesday, January 22 – Mini Crib – 1:00-4:00 pm, Cost $5.00 Saturday, January 25 – Robbie Burns Celebration -

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Cocktails & 5:30, Supper 6:15 pm, Program 7-9 pm. Adults $30 | Children (5-12 yrs) $10 Tickets available at Reception Desk 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. 2020 Memberships are now available for purchase. SCRAPS has many adoptable cats. They are vaccinated, spayed and neutered and have tattoo identification. If you have a forever home for one of these superstar kitties, please call SCRAPS cat line at 306.684.9048. INFORMED CHOICES PREGNANCY CENTRE is hosting a support group for those who have experienced perinatal (miscarriage and stillbirth) and infant loss every first Wednesday evening of each month at 679 Hall St. W at 7pm. It is open to women and men for sharing, understanding and support as a walk through a grief journey that is unique and often misunderstood. FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES 3395, 561 Home St. W, Moose Jaw. Monday Night Crib 7:00pm Everyone welcome. Wednesday Night Darts 7:30 pm Live Music every Friday and Saturday night ELKS FUNDRAISER MEAT DRAW RAFFLES are held every Friday evening at 5:30 PM in the Legion lounge. There are eight chances to win meat, a teddy bear draw and a 50-50 draw. It’s a great way to start the weekend! Funds raised support Elks projects. FLK TAOIST TAI CHI SOCIETY invites you to join in to practice the art of Taoist Tai Chi. Beginner Classes each Wednesday 6:00-7:00pm and each Saturday 11:00 am- 12:00 noon at St. Andrews Social Hall - 60 Athabasca St. Call Elaine (306)693-9034 or email 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 Defense 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. You can go to summer camp for 2,3 or 4-week courses and you are given a training bonus, so that’s like getting paid to go to camp. Cadets meet Monday nights at 6:30 p.m. at the Armouries at the top of Main St.

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Average production cost per wind tunnel was $2,075. One trial had three varieties of potato with plans to harvest small potatoes that fetch a premium price of $1.10 a kilo compared to 22 cents a kilo for regular table potatoes. Other crop trials included nine cultivars of beans, three of peas, several spices and canary seed, Gross returns per acre run around $2,800 for seed pota- Bye bye GREEN, and hello BLUE! I’ve affiliated with one of the most toes, $1,700 for table potatoes and $400 for dry beans. productive real estate companies in town, Global Direct Realty Inc. My Next are lentils, around $375, fava beans and peas are business is built on providing quality service, in fact, over 80% of my around $225. business comes from repeat and referral business. I believe the best Canola and durum return about $250 an acre with barley way to attract business is word of mouth! Therefore, if you or you less than $100.

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