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After the success of last year’s inaugural student gaming convention Lvl Up 2019, organizer Janice Lamb is looking forward to the event’s second iteration at Riverview Collegiate. Lvl Up 2020 will return to the high school on Feb. 29 with another 12hour gaming convention for students from grades 9-12. The event will focus once again on tabletop and role-playing games, offering students a chance to play against each other or take part in one of the organized sessions run by volunteers. With several sessions of Dungeons & Dragons running throughout the day, as well as workshops on cosplay prop-building and writing for an RPG, a judged cosplay contest, tables of Magic: The Gathering play, and other facilitated tabletop games, the convention is sure to have something of interest for everyone. Lvl Up 2020 is also levelling up itself, so to speak, with the addition of the video gaming element: a Nintendo Switch Smash Bros tournament, thanks to the aid of a volunteer and some projectors. Students wanting to take part in the tournament can bring their Switch consoles with them to join in. Last year, organizers noticed how popular both the board games lounge and the Dungeons & Dragons sessions seemed to be, and so both will be returning again this year, operated by volunteers from the Moose Jaw Gamers Association. “We had quite full Dungeons & Dragons tables last year, so this year we’re adding more games masters for Dungeons & Dragons,” said Lamb. “The Moose Jaw Gamers Association has really stepped up to help with volunteering (and) it’s really great to have that partnership because they’re so knowledgeable and they’re so well organized.” For Lamb, seeing the swell of interest in tabletop gaming is satisfying in several ways. As a gamer herself, she enjoys seeing others find enjoyment in the gaming experience, and as a teacher, she finds that the RPG format has real life benefits for some students.

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“I’ve noticed some pretty astounding growth in the students that have come out in my Dungeons & Dragons program, how they’ve grown socially and are willing to work as a team and be able to problem solve more effectively,” said Lamb. “So from a selfish standpoint, I find a lot of gratification just out of being able to play, but watching the student growth is truly amazing too.” In the past year, Lamb has noticed an increase in interest towards tabletop RPGs like Dungeons & Dragons, with the Dungeons & Dragons sessions at the Moose Jaw Public Library and the ongoing board game nights hosted by the MJGA. “I think between those three things, our reach has expanded and there is a bit more of a community that’s built up around it,” said Lamb. The hope, said Lamb, was that by creating a city-wide high school gaming event like Lvl Up, students might be more interested in helping create a teenage gaming community across the city and possibly foster some Dungeons & Dragons groups like Riverview’s in other schools. To help that goal this year, the Lvl Up organization committee has representatives from each of the four high schools working on the event, to encourage that intercollegiate mingling of interests. Lvl Up 2020 does require registration again this year, although the entire event is still free. Gaming begins at 10 a.m., wrapping up at 10 p.m. on Feb. 29. Registration will be available at all four high schools in Moose Jaw as well as online through the Lvl Up website, which will go live sometime in the next week. Those wanting to keep an eye on both the day’s schedule and registration ability can do so through the event’s Instagram or Facebook pages, both of which can be found as LvlUpMJ. “It was so successful last year. I was so impressed with how well it went and I’m just looking forward to more,” said Lamb.

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Introductory Bojutsu class mixes fitness with martial arts Shawn Slaght - Moose Jaw Express

About 20 people turned out for a free Bojutsu introductory class at Kim’s Taekwondo dojo held recently. The class, put on by Bojutsu Moose Jaw, taught the fundamentals in the martial art of using a staff weapon or Bo. “Any students that are interested, it gives them a good opportunity to come and try it out, see if it’s a good fit for them,” said head instructor Nathan Douglas. Colin Robertson took part in the introductory class. While he has done martial arts before, it was his first foray into Bojutsu. “I generally have a historical interest in martial arts and

Bojutsu Moose Jaw head instructor Nathan Douglas shows proper technique during an introductory class at Kim’s Taekwondo dojo on Saturday. Photo by Shawn Slaght

I also through it might be a decent workout,” Robertson said. Douglas added that Bojutsu is a good alternative to a standard workout. “It allows for modifiable skills for any fitness level and it’s accessible to any age,” he said. Bojutsu Moose Jaw offers beginner, intermediate and advanced levels of classes with the Bo, as well as secondary weapons. “The primary weapon of focus is a Bo, but we do work on traditional Japanese weapons too which would include Sai, Tonfa, Bokken and Nunchaks,” Douglas said. Bojutsu Moose Jaw generally holds free introductory classes before every session. This session began Jan. 6 and go until the end of May. It will break for the summer and return with another session in the fall until December. Douglas says he has students ranging in age from seven to people in their mid-60s participating for a variety of reasons. “Some students like it for the visual aspects, some like it for the workout, some like it for the traditional aspect — which would be doing forms and structure type work — and some like it for combative purposes or self-defense,” he said. More information can be found can be found on Bojutsu Moose Jaw’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook. com/bojutsumoosejaw) and website (

About 20 people came out for a free introductory class put on by Bojutsu Moose Jaw Saturday at Kim’s Taekwondo dojo. Photo by Shawn Slaght

Students learn proper technique with a Bo during Bojutsu Moose Jaw’s introductory class at Kim’s Taekwondo dojo on Saturday. Photo by Shawn Slaght

Communities Build Hockey and Hockey Builds Communities Nominations Open for Kraft Hockeyville 2020 title and chance to win $250,000 in arena upgrades

Kraft Heinz Canada, in partnership with the National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA), have opened nominations for Kraft Hockeyville 2020. Nominations will close February 9th at 11:59 p.m. EST. In its 14th year, Kraft Hockeyville enables communities across the country to rally together to upgrade local hockey arenas in need of repair and refurbishment. To date, Kraft Hockeyville has awarded $3.5 million to 81 deserving communities across Canada and has celebrated 13 NHL® Pre-Season games in eight different provinces. The 2020 grand prize winner will have an opportunity to host an NHL® Pre-season Game and receive $250,000 for arena upgrades and the coveted title of Kraft

Hockeyville 2020. Three additional community finalists will also be awarded $25,000 each for arena upgrades and both the winner and each of the three-runner up communities will receive $10,000 to purchase brand new hockey equipment for their minor hockey programs, courtesy of the NHLPA Goals & Dreams Fund. In order to win the coveted title of Kraft Hockeyville 2020, communities need to have a compelling story that shows their passion and spirit for hockey. “Every year, we are astonished at the impact that hockey has at the local level all across the country. The stories we hear are emotional, powerful, and connect us all,” says Matt Bruce, Senior Brand Manager, Kraft Heinz Canada. “It’s clear that communities build hockey and hockey builds communities. We want to shine a light on


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Card, one in three recreational or cultural facilities will require investment in the next decade. The category with the most facilities in poor or very poor conditions, or fair conditions requiring investment, is ice arenas. Visit for complete contest rules and program details. About Kraft Hockeyville Canada Kraft Hockeyville is a partnership with Kraft Heinz, the National Hockey League (NHL), and the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) to support local community arenas across Canada. Since its inception in 2006, Kraft Hockeyville has awarded $3.5 million to 81 communities across Canada and has celebrated 13 NHL® Pre-Season games in eight different provinces.

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Warren Michelson’s announcement that he would not run for re-election as the MLA for the Moose Jaw-North constituency in 2020 was one of his personal highlights for 2019. Michelson, who was first elected in 2007 in an election that brought the Sask. Party to power, explained that letting his party know more than a year in advance that he would not seek re-election gave time for the nomination process to occur. The decision also meant he would no longer be able to pursue initiatives as an MLA or help advance the provincial government’s priorities, he explained recently during a 2019 year-in-review conversation. He joked that he thought about running again after learning about the Sask. Party’s 2030 growth plan. Looking back, Michelson pointed to the construction of the Yara Centre, Mosaic Place and Dr. F. H. Wigmore Regional Hospital as achievements to which he contributed in Moose Jaw, along with helping the province advance during the last 12 years. “So I was proud to represent Moose Jaw-North in that time,” Michelson said, adding he did his best and felt a responsibility to help his constituents with their concerns. Michelson thought it was a good accomplishment to have been part of the discussions around the proposed jointuse school on South Hill and the SaskPower natural gas plant, both of which were announced last year. It was also great to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Saskatchewan flag, while also welcoming flag-creator Anthony Drake back to the province for the first time since 1969. “He is a very humble man (and) very easy-going,” said Michelson. “He has a creative mind and is easy to talk

Warren Michelson, MLA for Moose Jaw-North, poses in his office on High Street West. Photo by Jason G. Antonio to. With him being part of history … it was a pleasure to meet him and his wife.” Some of the provincial government initiatives Michelson singled out included the opening of the Regina bypass; changes to social services so recipients can receive more money; producing a balanced budget; giving more money for education and health care; opening hospitals in North Battleford and Saskatoon; standing against the federal carbon tax; pushing for equalization, and; supporting oil pipelines. One of the biggest government achievements was the introduction of the Sask. Party’s plan for growth during the next decade, said Michelson. This plan hopes to increase the province’s population, create new jobs, increase ex-

ports and create opportunities for the province’s agricultural sector. Michelson’s relationship with the community has been good, he continued. He has been working with the provincial government and municipality to help upgrade the intersection at Ninth Avenue North and Highway 1 so it is safer; this is a project he hopes to see completed before he finishes as MLA. This year looks good provincially, especially with the growth plan in place, Michelson said. Residents can expect a court decision on the federal carbon tax, while he hopes the intersection project will have moved forward before the 2020 provincial election is announced in late September. Between now and March, when the spring session — Michelson’s last — of the legislature begins, he will continue to work in the constituency office and assist his constituents. He will also visit businesses to stay in touch with them. “Just to make sure that we still understand the needs of the people we’re serving … ,” he explained. “It’s part of my responsibility as a representative of the people of the constituency to carry their concerns to the different ministries and departments of government.” Michelson appreciated his time as the MLA for Moose Jaw-North during the last 12 years, he said. During the last three provincial elections, his vote percentage increased each time, which he thought indicated residents’ faith in him. “I appreciated it,” he added. “I tried to be open and available and will continue to do so (until his term ends).”

Celebrating Saskatchewan winter

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Getting more exercise is one of the top three New Year’s resolutions people make. Keeping mentally and socially active as well as physically active is also important. Fortunately, there are so many opportunities in our city and our province to stay active, even during our long winters. The City of Moose Jaw and our community associations have a wonderful variety of low-cost programs for kids, teens and adults. Free city programs include weekly skating, swimming and a teen activity club. Whether your interest is badminton, yoga, dancing, Pickleball or Tae Kwan Do, the community associations have such programs. The public library offers many no charge opportunities for casual reading or lifelong learning. It has close to 20 regular weekly programs, and there are always special events on the go. The majority of our winter days still allow for outdoor enjoyment. The City of Moose Jaw has introduced “crok-

icurl”, a great family fun activity offered at the Kinsmen Sportsplex. The outdoor rinks are operational as early in the winter as the temperature allows. There are opportunities to enjoy trail walks through Crescent Park. We are fortunate to have the walking track at Yara Centre for days when the weather just isn’t suitable for an outdoor walk. Wakamow Valley is a gem in all seasons. The trails are great for walking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Wakamow Valley offers the use of snowshoes, free of charge, from the Wakamow Valley Authority office. The Scotties Tournament of Hearts will be a highlight in Moose Jaw this February, from the 14th to the 23rd. The organizers and volunteers did such a great job when we hosted the Scotties in 2015 that Canadian women’s curling is coming back again. We are fortunate to have Mosaic Place as a great venue for the event, and to have dedicated organizers and volunteers who are willing to make the effort needed for it to succeed. For those avid curling fans who want to watch games all week, or for those who only want to see a game or two, the Tournament of Hearts will be an exciting event. The Saskatchewan Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport recognizes that sport and recreation provide many benefits to the citizens of our province and improve the quality of life in Saskatchewan. The Government of Saskatchewan and the federal government work together on sport, physical activity and recreation initiatives. Shared

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funding agreements between the federal government, the Government of Saskatchewan and Sask Sport provide opportunities for persons from under-represented groups to actively participate in sport as athletes, coaches, officials and volunteer leaders. Winter can be a great time to enjoy Saskatchewan’s diverse provincial parks. In the Parks there are exciting outdoor adventures including tobogganing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, fishing, ice fishing and cultural events. The trails at Buffalo Pound Provincial Park provide excellent cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. On Family Day weekend, February 15th, there will be a Winter Fun Day from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. You can take advantage of Buffalo Pound’s winter events by visiting the fabulous tobogganing hill, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing around the Lower Chalet campground and seeing the park through a different view. There will be hot chocolate, marshmallows and hotdogs to enjoy. Family Day weekend will also be free fishing weekend in Saskatchewan. We have so many opportunities to enrich our lives in our city and our province, even through our winter months. I hope you will all find ways to stay active and celebrate our Saskatchewan winter. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.

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The downing of the Ukrainian plane in Iran with many Canadian Citizens aboard was devastating. On Sunday evening as I watched the news and the sad coverage of the lengthy funeral service in Edmonton for the 13 people, obviously of IraniJoan Ritchie an descent, that had died but EDITOR had been living there, a number of things hit home. A person realizes that no matter who you are or where you’re from, what colour of skin, nationality or financial position, people all over the world want the same things. Love is universal. There are no borders when it comes to love – every individual in the world is loved by someone and needs to be loved. Whether it is a country or smaller community such as the University of Alberta, the impact and legacy those 13 persons left on their friends, family and community in Edmonton was huge. We all have ambitions. It was noble to see that all of these persons held academics in high regard. The challenges these Iranians probably overcame to be educated and come to this country to excel in their careers is extremely honourable. I may be wrong but sometimes it feels to me like many in our country don’t hold secondary education in as high regard; we seem to strive for less. Relationships matter. You could see that although they had to carve out social connections as a newcomer to Canada at one time, they gave of themselves to the people around them, their neighbours and community, and made lifelong friends and companions into eternity. Legacies live on. The loss of these strangers to many of us in our country and around the world has made an impact. Although we did not know them personally, the legacy they have left makes us realize that life is short. We don’t know today what tomorrow will bring so we need to be mindful that we are positively affecting those around us, contributing to society in one way or another, and making meaningful relationships. That way we won’t live life with regrets, impacting those around us with the good that we hope will be spoken when we are gone.

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The Social Determinants of Health Did you know 75% of the factors that keep us healthy are outside of the health care system?[1] These factors are known as the Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) and are defined by the World Health Organization as the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age.[2] Examples of these factors include income, education, employment status, our physical environments, the quality of our experiences when we are children, social supports and coping skills, healthy behaviours, gender, culture and race.[3] One method to address the social determinants of health is a collaborative committee approach that may include government, non-government and community based organizations. An example of this type of committee is the Partners Against Violence (PAV) Moose Jaw and District committee. The mission statement of PAV is to decrease the incidence of violence in schools, families and in the


Moose Jaw South Central region. If you are interested in learning more about the SDoH, visit the Social Determinants of Health: The Canadian Facts website at:

[1] Canadian Council on Social Determinants of Health. (2019). Communicating the Social Determinants of Health: Guidelines for Common Messaging. Retrieved on December 19, 2019 from Determinants_of_Health.pdf

[2] World Health Organization. (2019). Social Determinants of Health. Retrieved on December 19, 2019 from https://www. [3] Mikkonen, J., & Raphael, D. (2010), Social Determinants of Health: The Canadian Facts. Retrieved on December 19, 2019 from pdf.

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To All Those Who Love Norwegian Lefse I am not sure if there is a Scandinavian Club in Moose Jaw still but of interest to Norwegians and those Swedish, there is a company that makes and sells Lefse that is currently available at South Hill Fine Foods in the bakery, as well as in the store itself. A company from Swift Current makes the Lefse and it is Super Good! Clarice Palsich

Water Agency offers flexible drainage options to farmers By Ron Walter - For Agri-Mart Express

The Saskatchewan Water Security Agency wants a flexible approach to farmland drainage regulations that were enacted in 2015. “We have tried a fundamental change to the way we do business,” WSA project manager Etienne Shupena-Soulodre told an irrigation conference in Moose Jaw. The agency work with networks of owners in a drainage area. He posed options that are in consultation for the next 18 months before possible adoption as policy. The options work on the principle of keeping 50 per cent of wetlands intact. “In most parts of this province we still have more than 50 per cent of the sloughs. We still have an opportunity to get it right. “If you lose more than 50 per cent of the sloughs bad things start to happen” like regular flooding, more than doubling the nutrient pollution into the stream and unsustainable wildlife populations. “If more than 10 acres of wetlands are drained you got to hold on to 50 per cent.” Real pothole country averages 16 acres of wetlands per quarter section so eight acres must stay. The small shallow potholes that dry up are “really valuable for wildlife” but wetlands under five acres make up half the water storage.



One option is when calculating how much acreage the group has to hold on to “throw away those under one acre” leaving half of 10 acres to keep on average. “The catch is this: if you go to this we want you to hold onto some upland wildlife habitat — bush native grass, tame grass.” Owners trade one acre of wetlands for three acres of uplands. He said this option addresses the issue of little sloughs and gives incentive to have blocks of upland habitat which are better for wildlife, A wild card option offers flexibility: “If you can achieve what we want in a different way we haven’t thought of and you can maintain 50 per cent of the water and maintain the same diversity of critters we’re open to it.” It is farmers, not bureaucrats, who figure out the drainage works for an area with a qualified person organizing and mentoring the project through to approval. Projects are monitored once approved. In the last year the WSA has considered drainage works on 1,500 quarter sections with approvals on 1,400 and closures on 100 where usually no agreement could be reached. The WSA targets 5,000 quarters a year within five years. The province has up to 21 million acres of crop land with unauthorized drainage representing 150,000 quarter sections. Ron Walter can be reached at

Inquiry Is there anyone out there with any information regarding the old artificial dam that the kids called ‘the coulee’ located at 9th Ave NW to the trestle? It was probably built by WWII or before. If you have any information in regards, please send the information you have to A resident of Moose Jaw was inquiring but is unable to share a phone number or mailing address so please send the information directly to us at the Moose Jaw Express via the email provided above. Thank you


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Dragons’ Den grant winners bring Literacy Lane to local school Almost a year ago, the co-founders of children’s literacy business Literacy Lane faced down the investors of Dragons’ Den for the show’s 14th season and walked away with a $20,000 grant from the Desjardins GoodSpark program — which they are using to donate their product to elementary schools around the country, including Moose Jaw. Entrepreneurs Laurie Haliwyz-Way and Lisa Warken travelled from their home base of Medicine Hat to bring one of their Adventure Packs to William Grayson School thanks to their newly-awarded grant funding. The pair installed a handful of decal sets from the pack and laid out their vision for the rest of the decals so that William Grayson staff can install them in the future. “(There’s a reason why) we wanted to return to Moose Jaw too. It’s just that hometown feeling and giving back because we’ve been fortunate to receive the support from small communities,” said Haliwyz-Way. Literacy Lane’s adhesive floor decals are designed as learning aids to improve children’s literacy skills while also giving them a chance to take a movement break. It has been very exciting for Haliwyz-Way and Warken to see their product in schools outside of Medicine Hat, especially as they find movement-based learning works well for children with special learning needs. “In the schools where there’s high incidents of language learning disabilities or autism, I think those are the schools that we’re getting really positive feedback from,” said Haliwyz-Way. “It’s win-win because you’ve got the kids that need the break, and then you’ve got your other more typically developing kids who need a break as well, from some of the noise and the distraction in the classroom too,” said Warken. “And also for the teachers too, who get a break to regroup,” added Haliwyz-Way. Using their grant, Haliwyz-Way and Warken have installed their full pack of decals free of charge in six schools so far, with a total of nine schools across Canada that have received a donated pack from the entrepreneurs. The pair have already travelled to Toronto to bring their learning aids to five elemen-

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For those purchasing the Adventure Pack on, using the coupon code “moose” will apply a discount to the order. “Our objective is really to get the product out because we know it’s effective and we know it’s helpful and teachers are appreciative of it,” said Haliwyz-Way. “The more we get out there, the better, and that’s our mission.”

The decals in the grade one classroom asked the children to fill in the first letter on each word cloud, and this class was already pros at the exercise. tary schools there, before returning to do the same here in Moose Jaw at William Grayson. “We were very well received (in Toronto),” said Warken. “We’re planning to go back in February to reconnect, see how they’re using it and to provide some guidance with that too,” said Haliwyz-Way. The first set of decals at William Grayson went into the Grade 1 room, with teacher Cheryl Berenyi already forming ideas on how to utilize the learning aid in her classroom’s daily schedule. “I’m really looking forward to finding all the different ways to use it with the little ones,” said Berenyi. “They’re so colourful and motivating and new, and we were really fortunate (in applying for the grant.)” With new products in design and a continuously growing interest, Haliwyz-Way and Warken are looking forward to what the next year will bring Literacy Lane. “It’s been just over a year, from concept to this, and it’s been a huge learning curve and huge amounts of work and effort have gone into it,” said Haliwyz-Way. “We’re excited with where things are at and we hope next year proves to be as prosperous as this past year.” The entrepreneurs are already talking about returning to the Den with this new success under their belt, especially after receiving some mentorship from unnamed Dragons following their previous pitch.

Mittens, toques and scarfs St. Andrew’s United Church Outreach Committee once again set up their Mitten Tree in the Church and collected many mittens, toques and scarfs to be handed out at various schools. We thank the St. Andrew’s Community for donating to this very worthwhile cause. Back Row (l-r) Diane Milton-Smith and Cathy Forester; Front Row (l-r) Elaine Rodman and Lynann Pethick

Literacy Lane is also hoping to see more Moose Jaw schools express interest in having their learning aids become a part of their classrooms, which is why they have created a promo code just for Moose Jaw. “You know, when the local schools welcome us in, we’re more than happy to give a little kickback to the local area for helping us out,” said Warken.

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Red Hat Society Christmas Party

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A joint Christmas Party was held by Moose Jaw’s Red Hat Society. This year the festive celebration was held at Jade Gardens and who would have guessed but Lorne Calvert did the judging on the most creative hat. Thank you Jade Gardens and Mr. Calvert.

Every year the Moose Jaw Red Hat Society volunteers throughout the community. Here were two of the Society’s finest that manned the Kettles during the Christmas season for the Salvation Army.

From The Kitchen

H o m e m a de c a k e s o f fe re d fo r e nte r t a i n i n g g u e st s By Joyce Walter For Moose Jaw Express

The holiday baking is likely just a memory in many homes but when company comes calling it is desirable to be able to serve a slice of homemade cake. Two of this week’s recipes come from my favourite Mennonite cookbook. ••• Sour Cream Chocolate Cake 1 cup sour cream 3 eggs 1/3 cup cocoa 1 tsp. vanilla 1 tsp. salt 1 1/4 cups cake flour 1/4 cup hot water 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. soda Beat sugar and eggs together then add sour cream and vanilla. Add dry ingredients that have been sifted together. Beat. Just before putting into greased and floured cake pan, add the hot water and mix. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Frost or sprinkle with powdered sugar when cool.

••• Orange Bread 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted 2 tsps. baking powder 3/4 cup white sugar 1/4 tsp. salt 2 tsps. orange rind 3/4 cup orange juice 2 tbsps. butter, melted 1 egg, beaten 1/2 cup raisins Wash and dry raisins. Grate the orange rind and squeeze and measure the juice. Sift dry ingredients twice. Add the raisins. Combine liquid ingredients and the rind. Add this mixture to the dry ingredients and stir only until moistened. Spoon into a greased and floured loaf tin. Bake at 350 degrees F for 50-60 minutes. Cool on rack then remove from tin to cool completely. Let set at least a day before slicing. ••• The following recipe was printed in the Dec. 31 column but was missing an important ingredient - the milk. Thanks

to readers who asked about the milk. The full and correct recipe is as follows: Saucy Pudding 1/3 cup sugar 1 cup raisins 1 cup flour 1/2 cup milk 2 tsps. baking powder Sauce: 2 cups boiling water 1 cup brown sugar 1 tbsp. butter 1/4 tsp. nutmeg Combine sugar, raisins, flour, milk and baking powder. Pour into a deep casserole dish. Combine and mix ingredients for the sauce and carefully pour over the batter in the casserole. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 30 minutes. The sauce will be on the bottom of the pudding. Joyce Walter can be reached at


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Residents’ generosity helped raise over $52,000 for poppy campaign Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express Moose Jaw residents demonstrated their support for veterans this past November by opening their wallets and generously contributed financially to the legion’s poppy campaign. “We did really good this (past) year,� exclaimed Bob Travale, poppy chairman with Moose Jaw’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 59. “Thanks to the more than 250 businesses and organizations in Moose Jaw and the people who donated, we brought in $52,418.86.� Donations came in from various sources, such as sales of pins and wreaths, from poppy day, the poppy boxes, during a Moose Jaw Warriors game ($900), and during the annual Remembrance Day service ($9,000). Poppy campaign members will meet on Jan. 21 to decide to whom they should donate the money obtained during the campaign. Some money will be given to the Dr. F. H. Wigmore Regional Hospital since both veterans and serving members of the military use the building for medical support. Saskatchewan Command donates some funding from the collective provincial poppy campaign to the Leave The Streets Behind initiative in Regina, since there are many homeless veterans there, said Travale. The Moose Jaw legion has also supported some veterans here who have faced housing issues. “These are public funds. They don’t necessarily belong

Bob Travale, poppy chairman with legion Branch No. 59, gathers with poppy boxes that were later distributed to businesses during the November campaign. Photo by Jason G. Antonio to the (Moose Jaw) legion,� he continued. The legion has about $71,000 in the bank that it has accumulated from past poppy campaigns. This funding, explained Travale, is kept in an account since it could be needed for unexpected issues that arise, either locally

or provincially. For example, provincial command could ask the legion to provide some funds to support a veteran in Assiniboia who needs braces or dentures. “It could be a veteran elsewhere in Saskatchewan (who) also needs help,� he said. “The smaller legions just don’t raise enough money.� The money from poppy campaigns is usually designated to help a veteran. However, if necessary, the Moose Jaw legion could ask for permission from provincial command to spend money on its building. Specifically, the money would go toward upgrading the chairlift, since both veterans and seniors use the device. As part of the November poppy campaign, Travale ordered in 10 boxes of poppies, with each box containing 1,000 of the little red flowers. He estimates that residents picked up 40,000 poppies during the two-week Remembrance campaign. What also turned out to be popular with people were the little black metallic clasps that are pinned to the middle of the poppy to keep it attached to a jacket or shirt. Travale initially ordered 5,000 of the clasps but had to drive back to Regina three more times to pick up more. He believes at least 20,000 of the clasps were sold, which at $2 each, likely generated $40,000. “But we really did well. I can’t thank the people of Moose Jaw enough,� he reiterated. “They really stepped up.�

Let’s build on successes ofJason2019 for a better community, says mayor G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express There were many events and decisions that positively promoted Moose Jaw in 2019, says the mayor, but he doesn’t want residents to sit back and be satisfied with those successes. City council and city administration worked diligently to expand business opportunities, such as supporting a new whiskey distillery, being vocal and passionate about attracting the SaskPower’s natural gas-fired power plant, and signing an agreement with Canadian Tire, said Mayor Fraser Tolmie during a year-in-review conversation. Other successes included the Mac the Moose controversy, which raised the profile of the municipality and brought together the community, and the announcement of more concerts at Mosaic Place. “We were very happy with that kind of positive outcome,� Tolmie said. “But that does not mean it’s time to sit on our laurels. We’ve seen success with many things and we have to capitalize on that to benefit the citizens of our community. That’s what we’ll be doing in the next coming months.� One of the bigger issues last year was the deal with Carpere Canada for 312 hectares (780 acres) in the Southeast Industrial Park for more than $7.8 million. However, while it made a down payment, the company has not yet paid the full amount; council gave an extension to this February from last October. City administration is still communicating with Carpere Canada and believes there are no “significant indications� that Carpere does not intend to proceed with the deal, said Tolmie, adding council would be thrilled to have the company in Moose Jaw. The construction of the natural gas plant will likely have positive economic effects as well, especially since it will be built within Moose Jaw’s boundaries, said Tolmie. Besides additional tax revenue for Moose Jaw, more than 700 temporary jobs are expected to be created during the initial construction of the plant. Those temporary workers will need places to sleep, to eat, to buy clothes, to socialize and to participate in recreational opportunities, so the community should benefit from

this demand. Moose Jaw businesses will also have the opportunity to bid on parts of the project Moose Jaw has a fairly stable economy, low unemployment and saw an increase in building permits issued last year, said Tolmie. While the municipality needs to be aware of what is happening beyond its borders, it also needs to be proactive to ensure it is prepared for any major economic uncertainty. Tolmie drove up Main Street in late 2019 and noticed only four empty storefronts, which was encouraging but that number is inaccurate according to some others who have taken photos of a number of others within the blocks the mayor specified to at least double that number. He hopes business owners who open a shop have a strong business plan and have products that residents want to purchase. “We’re saying to a lot of people (who) are looking to invest in our community that there is a lot of opportunity,â€? he said, “and that we’ll do everything we can to help them establish their business here in the City of Moose Jaw.â€? Tolmie is comforted by the fact property owners — especially along High Street West — are looking to fill empty storefronts with new businesses. However, he pointed out digital shopping is affecting the retail world. This is why he believes community businesses need strong business plans to compete. City council approved the 2020 operating and capital budgets by holding three additional meetings to discuss the documents. However, some councillors were concerned that the decision to approve the budgets was not made in a regular, televised council meeting. “I am very happy with the budget process. Council worked with administration to streamline the process,â€? said Tolmie. “It was the first time that councillors, at the end of the budget, were high-fiving each other and high-fiving with administration, and saying, ‘We worked hard ‌ on the budget.’â€? While Tolmie intends to give a full state-of-the-city address on Monday, Jan. 13, he provided some comments on the year ahead. He remarked that council would: continue to work hard for residents, continue

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- Moose Jaw’s Source for News! REFLECTIVE MOMENTS Local news, weather and sports Movie scenes at skating rinks make sense in Sask. Your connection to the world

The month-long season of 24-hour-a-day Christmas movies is complete and has instantly morphed into a period of winter festival movies to fill weekend time slots. Of course Housemate, with some sarcasm, suggests the festival movies will have two things in common with Joyce Walter the Christmas movies on that For Moose Jaw Express channel: a chaste kiss at the end, and a scene with skating. Some friends hold similar views but I managed to tune them out and even laughed with them over the skating rink activities. I love the skating scenes, looking at them with nostalgia for what was and what might have been if only I had had stronger ankles as a youngster and if I still owned a pair of skates. Talks of backyard rinks, flooding of neighbourhood outdoor skating surfaces, open skating at the indoor facilities, arena burgers and warm-up shacks heated with coal bring back some wonderful memories of events that were taken for granted while they were taking place. My community had an outdoor rink down the hill from the school and there was a rhythm to how the neighbours all came together to make it the hive of winter

activity for all ages. I have no idea if it was a regulation size rink that would have been sanctioned by hockey bodies of the day, but it had boards, ice-making and cleaning volunteers, shack attendants, a dressing room shack which I think was shared by home and visiting teams, hot chocolate, coffee, snacks and for hockey games, hamburgers and hotdogs. I learned to skate by slithering up and down our back alley, before actually being allowed to go onto the ice by a watchful parent. There I clung to the boards to learn the basics and then ventured out to the centre of the rink and immediately fell down. It must have been those weak ankles, the left foot going west and the right foot going east and my behind plopping down without grace. Getting up was just as dangerous as sitting down there getting a frozen bottom. But soon I could slide along upright nearly with the best of them. The only mortification after that was the teasing I took because the only skates that would properly support my tender ankles were skates for boys — those black and brown things worn by male hockey players. It wasn’t until high school that I received a pair of white figure skates as a Christmas present. Look out Olympics. And just wait until those Russian judges saw me out there. Such were the momentary dreams of someone whose ankles still wobbled. The same someone who still had trouble coming to a sliding stop without toppling over the ice or smacking with pressure

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into the boards. When someone gamely offered to skate hand-in-hand with me it was like floating on air, smooth and graceful, at least in my own mind. After joining the busy workforce, skating became only an occasional activity, and for some reason the fear of falling down made it happen less often — until sticking close to the boards became a habit so as not to break bones. Then the family of an exchange student asked if I would loan my skates to the visitor. I agreed, with the assumption the skates would be returned. The student returned to Switzerland, and possibly my skates went there too. Thus ended any dreams I might have had of ice-skating achievements. My ankles say thanks, my back and hips have heaved a loud sigh of relief and friends and strangers will not have to smother their mirth at seeing someone my age looking like a whale spread-eagle on the ice. But I will continue to watch ice sports with enthusiasm, including movies with ice rinks and skaters gliding along with mitten-clasped hands. Joyce Walter can be reached at

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

St. Andrew’s annual community Christmas dinner overflowing this year Larissa Kurz

The annual Christmas Inn hosted by St. Andrew’s United Church saw a full house of guests on Dec. 25, all of whom enjoyed and appreciated the donated traditional meal over the holiday. “It was amazing,” said Carol Moran, who has organized the event for the last few years. “The people that come are not just people that need a meal. There are people that haven’t got extra people around or some of them are people that live alone here in Moose Jaw and their family has come in and their living situation doesn’t allow for them to have a meal together,” continued Moran. “So, they come and join us and everybody visits and talks and introduces themselves.” The Inn served turkey dinner to 184 guests this year, far more than was expected or tallied in previous St. Andrew’s Church years. The entire dinner was donated, with cash donations purchasing the core fixings for a traditional turkey dinner and a selection of baking desserts provided by the Moose Jaw Co-op free of charge. Guests were even welcomed to take leftovers home with them, with plastic containers provided to pack up the remains of the feast. “It just kind of finishes it off in a giving kind of way,” said Moran. “And it’s a way to give back again because all the food is donated.” Volunteers do all of the work to prepare and serve the meal, many of whom return each year to help out. “They’re so easy to work with. It just makes it a joy to do this,” said Moran. A large amount of cash donations was also collected at the door, and Moran felt very good about the generous feeling that encompassed the event. “You can’t be nervous and worried when you watch that many people doing such good work. It was just great,” said Moran. The Christmas Inn is a tradition at St. Andrew’s that has been going on for over 40 years, and Moran and her volunteers are already looking forward to next year.

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Rest of Canadian Tire land deal story found in the ‘fine print’

by Ron Walter

A Trading Thoughts column published in the Dec. 30 edition of Moose Jaw Express noted the city council foible costing the city and taxpayers over $1 million on the sale of land to Canadian Tire. The loss came from $400,000 additional city work to prepare the 11.95 acre site for development and a nearly $700,000 reduction in land price from the 2016 deal that Canadian

Tire approved. Staggering as that forgone gain is, the loss is even larger when you read the “fine print” of the offer to purchase from the cross-Canada retailer. The city has granted Canadian Tire a right of first refusal on 20.44 acres of land directly north of the site being developed. That is standard procedure where a company thinks it might plan future expansion. What is not so standard are the restrictions placed on development of those 20 acres – restrictions agreed to by city administration and city council.

For 20 years — that’s a whole generation – these restrictions will apply and will cost Moose Jaw future development, future land sales and future taxes. At the current land price of $265,000 an acre the city has deferred sales of $5.4 million for 20 years – unless Canadian Tire buys the site. The restrictions are far reaching, practically excluding any other development from the 20.44 acre site. One wonders if this agreement breaks federal laws that try to ensure competition is fair? The purpose of these restrictions is intended only to stop nearby competition to Canadian Tire from setting up shop. The two-page list of restrictions includes no development of stores selling automotive parts, auto service, gas bars, sporting goods, plumbing and electrical supplies, paint/ wallpaper, pet food, work wear, food, groceries or pharmacy. That makes sense for Canadian Tire to restrict competition in services and goods it sells. The second page of restrictions on new business make no sense whatsoever. Restrictions on entertainment business development mean no one can build a movie theatre, bowling alley,

pool hall, bingo hall, night club, strip club or adult bookstore on the adjacent land. Why? Is Canadian Tire planning to get into the amusement business? Nor is off-track betting, second hand/liquidation stores or auction houses allowed. What is really amusing and ridiculous is the restriction on any house of worship. Is Canadian Tire going to ge into the religion business? Will Canadian Tire money be accepted in the collection plate? The agreement also restricts any store selling legalized marijuana. Hint: Canadian Tire might want to get into the cannabis business. Or does the company fear a nearby pot shop might be too tempting for employees? This deal is just another example of incompetence from this city council and administration. Ron Walter can be reached at

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stock to watch. Montreal-based meal delivery firm GOLO Mobile gained four per cent to 35.5 cents. Analysts are split about 2020; some see the end of a 10-year bull market and difficulties from trade wars, mid-eastern issues and Brexit. Others see continued low interest rates spurring on the bull market. This may be the year Americans and Canadians re-discover the bargains in Canadian oil stocks. CAUTION: Remember when investing, consult your adviser and do your homework before buying any security. Bizworld does not recommend investments. Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@ The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.

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Snowed In Comedy Tour returning to Moose Jaw with a fresh set Larissa Kurz

Paul Myrehaug is looking forward to returning to Moose Jaw with the cross-Canadian Snowed In Comedy Tour, which will take the stage at the historic Mae Wilson Theatre on Feb. 27. The Snowed In tour features four Canadian comics on a tour of 65 cities across the country, hitting the mic with new material and plenty of talent. Various legs of the tour feature a different lineup, and Moose Jaw’s show will see Myrehaug joined by Dan Quinn, Debra DiGiovanni, and Pete Zedlacher. “All four of us I think combined, there’s probably I’d say maybe 90 years of standup comedy experience at least,” said Myrehaug. “We’re all veterans in the craft and we’re all more theater acts than club acts.” All four comedians are no strangers to the Snowed In tour, especially since the annual show has been touring for over 10 years. Myrehaug is excited to get started on another year of Snowed In, and even more excited to have DiGiovanni join the prairie leg of the tour for the first time. “Debra is a world-class talent, she’s worked with Conan O’Brien and she had a web series with Comedy Central, down in Los Angeles this year,” said Myrehaug. “So, we’re very excited to bring that to Moose Jaw, for a little bit of a change for you guys.” Snowed In features a completely new set of material from each comedian, which they’ve been working on during the past year to debut on the tour. Myrehaug describes his set as relatable, pulling from the experiences he’s had in the past year — including the woes of house renovations and medical discoveries. Myrehaug and his fellow comedians are all aimed for a theatre-type act, forgoing the really raunchy content

Comedians Dan Quinn, and Paul Myerhaug (topL-R) Pete Zedlacher, Debra DiGiovanni (bottom L-R),are headlining the Snowed In Comedy Tour hitting Moose Jaw this year. (supplied)

— although that’s not to say it will be PG-13 either. “It’s not going to be like a smutty comedy show in a pub, but also it’s not going to be a mom-and-pop show either. So, I think we’re not afraid to push the limits a little bit,” said Myrehaug. This year, the Snowed In tour is expanding with 11 shows in Ontario, officially making it a cross-country tour. Breaking into new venues in new cities can be tough, said Myrehaug, but he hopes Ontario welcomes the

tour as well as the prairies did a few years ago. “We’re really looking forward to it being a true coastto-coast tour now and getting in there. That’s a very exciting thing, to go national,” said Myrehaug. “When you go into new markets like the prairies or Ontario, it can take a little while for word of mouth to catch on, but Moose Jaw has always sort of been great from the first time we came through.” Myrehaug looks forward to revisiting Moose Jaw on the tour each year, making sure to hit a different tourist attraction each year. “It’s like an Island, in the middle of the tour. The whole experience in Moose Jaw for me, I really look forward to it. It’s one of the ones I have checked off, of the 65 cities across the country, where I’m excited to hit — not to take anything away from Swift Current, but you know,” joked Myrehaug. The Moose Jaw Cultural Centre has been seeing Moose Jaw’s interest in comedy shows, especially after booking a few more than usual in the last year — confirming Myerhaug’s experience with Moose Jaw’s support of the Snowed In tour. “I think that it’s great to kind of diversify our lineup in terms of what we’re doing, both with concerts and with other programming like comedians and that sort of thing,” said Cronan. “It’s great for the community and it often brings people that don’t always come to the other shows that we do here.” Tickets for the Snowed In Comedy Tour are available either on the Cultural Centre’s website or at the Box Office, either in person or by calling 1 (306) 693-4700

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How many of you are growing succulents in your yard in the summer? What a difference they make to the care needed right! Succulents have taken us from needing to hire a plant sitter while we go on summer holidays, to just needing someone to check the cats! So, you have grown and cultivated the most beautiful succulents all summer long (by neglect) then you bring them in your home for the winter and start to nurture them by watering every week (just like you Tropicals need right?). Now you don’t know what is wrong with your succulents, they are start-

ing to turn to mush and fall apart…. what is wrong? Ok here is the routine you need to follow for succulent success in your home over winter! First: give your succulent plants a shower treatment (in the sink or the tub – wherever they fit best) then change their soil (unless the soil drains extremely well). Succulents do not like to have wet feet! Succulents need to have moist to dry soil. How to achieve this is to figure out how long it takes to dry out the soil after a watering. This will help you determine how much water to put into the soil in the first place. This will clean off little hitchhikers (bugs) that can damage your succulent when it is moved into the house. Second: use Insecticidal soap or Endall spray on the plant and then mix up a solution that can be applied to the root by watering can. This should be a regular part of your winter maintenance in succulent care. If you are unsure about the needs of your particular type of succulent, call a local professional to help you, looking up the answers on google can help but local area help is usually more reliable. Third: fertilizer is used by all plants to help them develop healthy roots, stems, leaves and flowers. Succulents stop actively growing in winter and store so much fluid in their leaves they have very low water requirements, is the best and stop fertilizing (because they will store the nutrients with the fluid in their leaves) from November to January. In February start with a ½ dose of the recommended fertilizer then resume regular fertilizing in April as the days get longer the plants will be able to use

the fertilizer more efficiently and develop new growth. Use an appropriate succulent fertilizer. Talk to your local succulent professional. Finally: make sure you have adequate light. Bright sunny rooms are great but if you don’t have a bright enough area your succulents will start to stretch and lose their shape. This can be corrected by giving artificial light. Set a lamp close to the succulents and put in a full spectrum light bulb. Check your local lighting store for the right bulb to use. Until next time, have great winter season. Leslie Cornell

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driving; $10.5 million increase to Municipal Revenue Sharing, which will keep municipal taxes low; and $211 million in targeted investments that will benefit Indigenous communities, businesses and organizations, a 4.7 per cent increase from the previous year. You can learn more about our government’s balanced budget online at The start of a new year is an exciting time as it represents renewal, hope and optimism for what is to come. Unfortunately, the arrival of a new year means a higher Federal Carbon Tax which will cost Saskatchewan families and businesses more. Your Saskatchewan Party government will continue standing up and fighting this unconstitutional tax in the Supreme Court and making meaningful progress to reduce GHG emissions. Our province and our industries have taken meaningful steps to address our carbon emissions. Technology like zero-till agriculture and carbon capture have done more to reduce our carbon emissions than taxing the people of Saskatchewan. It is time the federal government recognizes our industries and the work they are doing. For many of us, a new year and decade inspires goal-setting and plans for improvement. Our government begins

a new decade with ambitious goals and a plan to achieve them. Saskatchewan’s Growth Plan goals include growing our population to 1.4 million people and creating 100,000 more jobs by 2030. Our plan also aims to increase exports by 50 per cent and grow agriculture value-added revenue to $10 billion. 20 actions for the 2020s will ensure the province remains on track to accomplish the goals set out in our plan. These actions include keeping the province’s finances strong and the budget balanced, building strong communities by investing in infrastructure, and delivering on Saskatchewan’s climate change plan to reduce carbon emissions. The purpose of growth is to build a better quality of life for Saskatchewan people; to build a strong economy, strong communities, strong families, and a stronger Saskatchewan. We recently learned that our population in Saskatchewan grew by 4,195 people during the 3rd quarter of 2019, to an all-time high of 1,178,657. This marks the 54th consecutive quarter of population growth in our province, and is a great start to our goal of raising the population to 1.4 million people by 2030. My colleagues and I look forward to continue serving the people of Saskatchewan in 2020 and beyond. Once again, happy new year and best wishes for good health, happiness and prosperity all year long!

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Most farmers still owed money by the bankrupt Ilta Grain will receive full payment for grain sold to the company before it went into receivership. Ilta, which owned a Belle Plaine processing buying facility, went into receivership last July.



Farmers will be paid under a Canadian Grains Commission program to guard against dealer losses. A court document filed by Price Waterhouse Cooper, the monitor in this matter, showed farmers are owed $13.75 million, but not all farmers are eligible for payments from the commission program. About $2.1 million owed canary seeds farmers will not be paid as canary seed is not an eligible crop under the grain commission act. Another $646,000 related to postdated cheques is also


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Local man creates emergency pet food bank in Moose Jaw Larissa Kurz

Moose Jaw has one more charity organization to bolster the community and this one focuses strictly on the well-being of its furry clients — an emergency food bank specializing in pet food of all types, a passion project of Moose Jaw resident Clayton Finnell. The Moose Jaw Pet Food Bank is up and running as of the beginning of January, and the charitable initiative is making an impressive splash across the Friendly City. It was an idea that was borne out of a trend that he noticed on social media, said Finnell. He was seeing posts from people having a hard time financially asking if anyone could share their pet food. “I started noticing on social media that when anybody asked, (the responses) were kind of malicious sometimes and people would complain,� said Finnell. “And I thought, what’s an easy way to make it so that people don’t feel afraid to ask or are so offended?� So, he came up with the pet food bank, a donation-based solution that operates just like the human food bank does. Clients can use the pet food bank eight times a month, as the service is meant for emergency situations. “I know some people like to think that if you can’t afford a cat or an animal, you shouldn’t have one, but a lot of people go through hard times,� said Finnell. “So if you are, I just want to make sure you don’t have to give up a furry family member, because they really are family.� When he first created a Facebook page asking for support and donations for the project, he was immediately overwhelmed with the huge response from the community. “I got a thousand messages in two days.

Clayton Finnell (centre left) with a group at Moose Jaw Families for Change, one of the three drop-off locations for the new Moose Jaw Pet Food Bank.

Like, I felt overwhelmed just with the messages and the support has just been really great. It blew up,� said Finnell. It has only been operating for just over a week, but the Moose Jaw Pet Food Bank has already applied for status as a charitable organization, established an interim board, and begun planning to open nine distribution spots across the city where people can pick up the pet food packages. Finnell has even already been contacted by a handful of rural communities in the area interested in being involved and establishing their own version of the initiative. For right now, the project is only taking donations of pet food and treats — dog, cat, fish, guinea pig, rabbit, and whatever other types that come in — and not cash. Donations can be in sealed or unsealed containers.

“I want no money, I want product,� laughed Finnell. “Donate to the Humane Society, SCRAPS, or rescues. They need that more than we do, we can get by with no money.�

“We’re doing this just because we love to help and we love people, and we want to make sure their animals are fed,� -Clayton Finnell Finnell also explained that, to avoid wasting donations due to expiry dates, he plans to share excess stock with other animal organizations in the city, such as

local rescues, SCRAPS, and the Moose Jaw Humane Society. “I don’t want to have an excess amount that goes expired and goes bad, and especially when there’s other groups that could use it,� said Finnell. “We’re not trying to take from any other places, we just want to make sure that we can cover everybody’s furry friend.� With so much interest from the public already, Finnell has already begun thinking ahead for the future. Aside from providing nutritional support, Finnell would like to also offer emergency veterinarian services by the end of the year. “My goal is to add veterinarian services and then follow the same rules that they do in other places,� said Finnell. “I want to be there so that if they need their pet spayed or neutered or if they need the medication, they’re not struggling to find it.� For now, he’s working on organizing donations and volunteers. Any interest in volunteering for the project can be expressed through the Moose Jaw Pet Food Bank Volunteer Facebook group. Donations can be taken to one of the three local businesses acting as drop-off locations: Moose Jaw Families for Change, DDK Pets & Points, or The Wandering Market. Clients looking to use the Moose Jaw Pet Food Bank can currently message the Facebook page directly to be contacted by a distribution volunteer, and they must be willing to sign a liability waiver when picking up their pet food package. “We’re doing this just because we love to help and we love people, and we want to make sure their animals are fed,� said Finnell.

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And we’re off to a new year... by Dr. Steven Heidinger, Moose Jaw Chiropractor I just finished reading a list of 50 ideas for your New Year’s resolutions. It was an exhaustive list which made me feel like I’ve got a bit of work to do. I didn’t realize there were so many ways to re-invent yourself. There were things to add to your life, things to subtract and things to just “change”. Here are my top 5 adds, my top 5 things to remove and my favourite “change” one can do to resolve to renew one’s self for the new year. Add exercise. We all know it’s good for us, but there are

so many chronic diseases that are linked to inactivity that gyms should be free, and we should get fined or pay more taxes for inactivity. Add quality sleep. Eight hours is a great number for which to strive. Binge-watching your favourite Netflix show and a 6 am wake-up call is not conducive to restorative sleep. Add friendships. Stop screening your calls because you don’t want to talk. Don’t default to a “no”, when you are asked to go out for coffee. As humans we are social animals. Social interaction is a prescription for better mental and physical health. Add some culture. Listen to more music, take in a concert, a play, a musical. Learn an instrument or read about a different culture or start a new hobby. Add a healthy fat. Start taking a daily fish oil supplement. Start cooking with healthier oils, like avocado, olive or coconut oil. Better heart health, brain health, digestive health and a stronger immune system are some of the benefits of these fats.

Remove sugar. Enough said about that one. Remove social media. Social media can make you feel inferior about your own life. Shut it off. Remove toxic relationships. Real friends listen, are trustworthy, honest and loyal. If you are constantly making poor lifestyle decisions when around those you call friends, maybe it’s time to remove them from your contact list. Remove procrastination. Apparently chronically putting things off is bad for your health. Procrastination can lead to hypertension and heart disease. As the Nike commercial says, “Just Do It”. Remove clutter. Make your trash someone else’s treasure. Crack open a book about Feng Shui, paint your door red and clean up the financial corner of your house. As far as a change that can be adopted by all that will make for a better you and a better world is adopting the Golden Rule. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Words to start the new year by.

Police encountering more firearms when responding to calls, says police chief Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Moose Jaw police encountered more firearms last year when responding to calls than in the past, an issue that is related to gang activity and the drug trade, says the police chief. “We’re not alone in that. Other police services are reporting that as well,” said Police Chief Rick Bourassa during a yearin-review conversation. There were about 10 incidents in 2019 where the Moose Jaw Police Service (MJPS) relied on other police services, such as Regina, Saskatoon and the RCMP, for tactical support, he said. While the MJPS can contain situations, it does not have a dedicated tactical unit. Those dangerous situations have become more frequent because of firearms usage, he continued. Therefore, the organization began the process to increase its tactical capability by having two members devel-

op a tactical unit; this project will continue in 2020. With a chuckle, Bourassa emphatically stated that the Moose Jaw Police Service would not ask city council for money in 2021 to purchase an armoured tactical vehicle, or “tank,” as some people have referred to it. Looking back Last year “was an interesting year” for the MJPS, Bourassa said. The organization either continued or started several initiatives, while it also faced some challenges. One challenge was in managing staffing levels. Several people were away either for parental issues or took medical leave. There were also a few surprise retirements. Since it takes one year to fill vacancies due to training, the police service had to move officers around to fill holes.


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Bourassa expects this year to be more stable on that front. Meanwhile, the MJPS increased its K-9 unit to four teams from two. There is now one handler and one dog on every shift. The organization also upgraded its radio system so its members have modern equipment. The MJPS will iron out the system’s bugs this year and begin to set aside money for a new system in the future. The Police and Crisis Team (PACT) was implemented and has been “wildly successful,” Bourassa said. The team — composed of police and mental health professionals — has reduced the burden on frontline officers, especially with calls about mental health. Another officer will be added to that team in 2020 so there are two police and two mental health workers to meet the needs of residents. About 25 per cent of the calls to which police respond are crime-related, Bourassa said. The other 75 per cent deal with community disruptions, such as mental health or addictions issues. There has also been an increase in aggression and violent behaviours, based on reports from officers. Bourassa was unsure if those behaviours were related to more drug use — especially cocaine and methamphetamines — but thought it could be a cultural shift where physical confrontation is now acceptable to resolve conflict. “We’re not alone in that. Other jurisdictions report those same things,” he added. A strategy to deal with crystal meth was discussed but has not been fully developed yet. One aspect of this problem is dealing with supply while also gathering intelligence that leads to major seizures of drugs. Several agencies have come together to develop a strategy, but Bourassa noted he didn’t want to create a plan if another one had already been created elsewhere.

“The education component (is important) … and I’m hopeful that this year that (strategy will) come together,” he added. Last year was the first full year cannabis was legal to consume. Moose Jaw police dealt with few cannabis-related issues, such as driving high. However, alcohol use and impaired driving continue to be a problem. One thing for which Bourassa was thankful this past Christmas was how few incidents involved impaired driving. Looking ahead The MJPS will work closely with the Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit this year since the organization has few resources in this area, said Bourassa. One member has been trained and given the proper software, while another member could also be trained to provide support. “Like every place else, that does happen here and we need to have some capacity to address it,” he said. Internally, the police service will have more regular mental health-related meetings for officers who work in difficult areas such as child abuse. This was started last year and will be expanded to include more officers, so it becomes similar to a regular medical checkup. Protecting the community Moose Jaw is a safe community, said Bourassa. It’s still possible to walk around feeling secure, even with some of the challenges out there. The police service works with its community partners to ensure people feel safe and welcomed, while it continues to work on the drug problem and attempts to disrupt the flow of those products into the community. “We’ll continue to provide services that people need when they need them,” he added. “We’ve got a good, young police service now … it’s an exciting time for us.”

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‘It’s time for a new album:’ a year in review with Megan Nash Larissa Kurz

As 2019 wraps up, Saskatchewan sweetheart Megan Nash took a look back at the impressive year she had and shared a snippet of what’s in store for the upcoming year. Nash had a busy year, kicking things off with a JUNO Award nomination that warmed her heart. Her 2017 album Seeker was up for Contemporary Roots Album of the Year and while Nash didn’t bring home the award, the recognition was no less meaningful to her. “I was so fortunate to receive that (nomination) and I’m really grateful for that opportunity,” said Nash. After walking the red carpet in London, Ont. for the JUNO Awards — an exciting adventure in itself — Nash took her talent overseas with a solo tour through Germany and Estonia, playing Talinn Music Week as one of a handful of Canadian artists invited.

“It’s really important for me to see other folks doing music, who are from where I live, so if I can inspire any kids to pick up an instrument and maybe start writing songs, it’s a great process to work through your own emotions and stuff.” -Megan Nash In fact, Nash has been everywhere this year, both with Regina band Bears in Hazenmore and without — taking the stage at music festivals here at home like Regina Folk Fest and Ness Creek Music Festival, playing a music festival in Portugal for the first time, and travelling Saskatchewan to play as many small towns as she could find. Rural Saskatchewan is home, said Nash, and she makes a point to be a part of the artistic fabric here in Saskatchewan. “For me, there’s like this unspoken mandate, I swear, to play every small town in this province,” said Nash.

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“It’s really important for me to see other folks doing music, who are from where I live, so if I can inspire any kids to pick up an instrument and maybe start writing songs, it’s a great process to work through your own emotions and stuff.” Her most recent Canadian tour featured friends from Germany, indie band Scotch & Water, which ended with a finale show here in Moose Jaw at the Mae Wilson Theatre. “It was such an amazing experience, not only for the hometown love that I received but the love that the community gave this band from Germany,” said Nash. “I was really proud to be from the area with all that really good energy in the Mae Wilson Theater that night.” Nash considers the Moose Jaw and Gravelbourg area her home base and is grateful for the enthusiasm she gets from her community every time she returns.

Amidst the touring, Nash found time to release music videos for three singles — “Snowbank,” “Deer Head,” and “Seeker,” the last of which was nominated for Music Video of the Year at the 2019 Saskatchewan Music Awards — and work on new music for 2020. Nash has a new album in the works, which will be her focus for the first part of this year. “I went to Europe four times with Seeker, so it’s time for a new album,” said Nash. “Emotionally, spiritually, I’m ready for a new album, to work on it. That’s always such an amazing process, to actually record the record, but I’m also ready to release new music into the universe.” She’s once again focusing on writing music that is true to herself, and the experiences from the past year have definitely provided some inspiration. “As a songwriter, for me, it’s very self-indulgent, to be honest,” said Nash. “I feel like as long as I’m being true to myself, while preserving those memories, that’s what makes it worth it.” “It’s a breakup album and I thought it was going to be more of a breakup album than it was, but I’m realizing now it’s more of a transition record, which is something I didn’t really expect to be experiencing at this stage in my life,” said Nash. Although Nash starts recording her new album in January, that doesn’t mean she’s secluding herself to her studio. She will be performing at an upcoming show in Moose Jaw, joining musician Noah Derksen at the Hive on Jan. 16 for the Prairie Sound Series. Nash is also promising to debut some new music at her Jan. 17 show in Gravelbourg, where she’ll be joined by her band for a hometown performance before heading over to the UK to appear at the AmericanaFest UK showcase at the end of the month. It would seem that while Nash has the excitement of 2019 in the rearview mirror, the new album and new touring opportunities on the horizon are already shaping up to yet another fantastic year for the songwriter. Keep up with Megan Nash through her website, as well as on social media: Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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Moose Jaw Police Service adds new recruit A new constable was added to the ranks of the Moose Jaw Police Service during a swearing in ceremony last Thursday. Brandon Braun took the oath of secrecy, code of ethics and oath of police to be sworn in as an officer with the Moose Jaw Police Service. The oaths were overseen by Judge Brian Hendrickson. Chief Rick Bourassa said swearing in a new recruit is always an exciting time for the police service. “It’s a really big day for him and his family and his life very much changes now where he takes on the role of guardian and takes on some very heavy responsibilities and burdens,� Bourassa said. “We do a lot of testing and a lot of screening and we are very confident when we invest people in this institution that they are capable of doing it.� Even with the new recruit, Bourassa says that staffing levels at the police service are at approved levels. “We’ll be working again with our Board of Police Commissioners over this year to take a look at those levels and

Shawn Slaght - Moose Jaw Express make sure we are at the right place and see where that takes us,� Bourassa said. Mayor Fraser Tolmie was present for the swearing in ceremony and brought greeting as chair of the Board of Police Commissioners. Braun is originally from Saskatoon, before he moved with his family to Moose Jaw three years ago. “When we moved here I learned to love the community in my past job and I see this as the best way to serve the community that I live in,� he said. Braun added that he’s always had an interest in police work and decided to apply online to work for the Moose Jaw Police Service. “I’ve always been told I’d be awesome at it and then I’ve worked in mental health in order to become the best police officer I can be,� he said. Braun will now spend the next five months training at the Saskatchewan Police College in Regina before joining the Moose Jaw Police Service.

Moose Jaw Police Service Chief Rick Bourassa presents Brandon Braun with his badge during a swearing in ceremony on Thursday. Photo by Shawn Slaght

Windows near Crestview Clinic damaged by possible BB or pellet shots By Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Did a BB or pellet damage this window at the Crestview Clinic near the corner of River Street and First Avenue East, along with the window in a nearby vehicle? The Moose Jaw Police Service is looking into the matter. Photo by Jason G. Antonio

The Moose Jaw Police Service (MJPS) is investigating possible shootings that occurred sometime between Dec. 28 and Jan. 6 near the Crestview Clinic that left holes in windows. The clinic and a vehicle in the area were damaged by what appears to be a BB or pellet gun. The damage was a single shot to a window at the clinic and a single shot to the car window, explained Staff Sgt. Randy Jesse, media relations officer for the MJPS. There were no witnesses and no injuries in these incidents, while these matters were investigated and are still under investigation. “Matters such as these are willful damages and are reported as such. Regarding any matters of secrecy, this event is well known to all staff at the clinic and not at all a secret,� Jesse added. Anyone with information about these possible shootings can call the Moose Jaw Police Service at 306-694-7600.

Session on healthy eating habits for kids from Public Health free to attend Larissa Kurz

The Saskatchewan Health Authority is hosting a free public information session titled Raising a Healthy Happy Eater on Jan. 16, and any parents interested in the topic are welcome to attend. The session is entirely free and will take place at the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Hospital, at the Katherine Klassen Education Centre from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Moose Jaw’s public health nutritionist, Melanie Warken, will be co-facilitating the session, to bring together caregivers who have questions and concerns about their child’s eating habits. “The goal of this session is really to help parents understand what their role is in eating and what the child’s role in eating is,� said Warken. Raising a Healthy Happy Eater will offer tips and strategies for caregivers of young children on how to manage a child’s diet — such as how much children should be eating, what to do with a picky eater, and how to help children be responsible for their eating. “In the end, what we really want to encourage is for families to have a healthy and happy eating relationship with their children, and that allows children to become what we call a confident eater, over a longer period of time,� said Warken. For parents and caregivers outside of the city, the free

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session will also be available through the Health Authority’s telehealth division at Assiniboia, Central Butte, Rockglen, Craik, and Gravelbourg. Anyone in these rural communities can join the session through a live video link at their local health care facilities. The Health Authority hosts this particular session approximately four times a year, which Warken feels addresses the current need for information. She also mentioned that concerns over picky eating are the most common referrals that dieticians in the area receive, and so the goal of the session is to connect parents together. “This is a way to bring a lot of those families together that are struggling (with picky eating) in a group session format,â€? said Warken. “The opportunity is for parents to come and talk about (their struggles), share their experiences, learn from each other but also we deliver some strategies they can take home.â€? 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:

Warken also suggested a few other resources for parents who are looking for more information on creating healthy eating habits, including the Ellyn Satter Institute website or authors Katja Rowell and Jenny McGlothlin’s website. Those interested in the Jan. 16 session of Raising a Healthy Happy Eater are encouraged to register by calling the Moose Jaw Public Health office at 1 (306) 691-2300. For those in the rural communities who will need to utilize the telehealth services, registration is required and must be done at least three days prior to the session.

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PSSD’s revenues, expenses close to first-quarter targets, report shows

The Prairie South School Division (PSSD) was close to its targets for revenues and expenses during the first three months of its calendar year, according to a first-quarter financial report. Similar to all school divisions, PSSD’s calendar year starts on Sept. 1 and ends on Aug. 31 of the following year. Its budget for the 2019-20 year indicates its revenues are projected to be $84.8 million and its expenses to be $87.9 million, leaving

Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express a deficit of $3.05 million that will be cov- schedule since $595,000 in grant funding ered by an accumulated surplus of $76.8 for a new joint-use school had not been million. received by the end of the quarter, while During the first quarter of its year, PSSD funding for preventative maintenance and took in 24.29 per cent — or $20.6 million renewal (PMR) would not be received un— of its projected revenues, while it spent til June. 27.92 per cent — or $24.5 million — of its Expenses were “very, very close to beprojected expenses, Stephen Robitaille, ing 100-per-cent accurate” for the first chief financial officer, told board trustees quarter projections, Robitaille continued. during the Jan. 7 board meeting. Administration costs were higher than The receipt of grant revenues was behind expected since the first quarter numbers

reflected the full payment for annual software licences. Salaries were also higher than expected, but that is because associate schools are able to hire above a formula that dictates how many teachers a school should have. After Robitaille’s presentation, board trustees voted to receive and file the report. The next PSSD board meeting is Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 1 p.m.

PSSD to send old student and personnel files to the shredder If you were born in 1994 and attended a public school in and around Moose Jaw, you will not have to worry about your personal files possibly being released to the public. A Prairie South School Division (PSSD) board policy dictates that records be retained for a specified period under the Saskatchewan Learning Records Retention and Disposal Schedule. The files are to be retained and disposed of in accordance with the directives of the Education Act 1995, the Local Government Elect Act and the Archives Act. The Local Authority and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LA FOIP) also requires the division to not keep records with personal information any longer than the purpose for which the information was collected. The act requires the board of education

Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express to approve the disposal of public records; PSSD’s board of education has chosen to approve the disposal of all records. Files to be destroyed this year include student cumulative files and student learning files for any student born in 1994. These files have to be retained until the student turns 25, at which point, the documents can be sent to the shredder. Inactive personnel files for staff who ceased working for the division in 2012 or earlier will also be destroyed. These files have to be retained for seven years after the end of employment. During their Jan. 7 board meeting, PSSD trustees voted to approve the disposal of the files. “It’s ongoing work that we’re currently engaged in to en-






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Grade 8s from Lindale, Palliser Heights to visit Asessippi in March

Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express Grade 8 students at École Palliser Heights and Lindale schools will beat the winter blues this year by hitting the slopes in Manitoba for some fun and education. Both schools plan to send their Grade 8 students to Asessippi Ski Resort in Inglis, Man., from March 3 to 5 as part of their annual out-of-province excursions. Palliser Heights intends to send 59 Grade 8 students and eight chaperones on the trip, while Lindale expects to send 36 students and six chaperones. Board trustees with the Prairie South School Division discussed the applications during their Jan. 7 meeting and approved the requests. According to Palliser Heights’ application form, the cost per student for this excursion is likely to be $160. Transportation is expected to cost $2,700 and accommodations would be $1,200. If all 59 students attend, the cost of the trip — excluding chaperones — is expected to be around $13,340. Some of the learning objectives include applying and adapting selected activity-related skills — such as fire building, snow ploughing and compass reading — and strategies required for participation in alternate environment activities, such as backpacking, overnight camping, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, orienteering and Quincy building. Students would also be expected to demonstrate skills necessary to administer basic first aid if an injury occurred after participating in winter activities. The application package for Lindale School’s trip suggests students who attend the ski trip would pay $130.50, with additional add-ons such as tubing for $9, snowboard boots per day of $10, a snowboard only per day of $15.25, an equipment switch fee of $5, and skis only per day for $12. The cost of the trip is expected to be $9,300, with $5,300 to come from decentralized funding and $4,000 to come from fundraising efforts. The learning objectives would be the same as those listed in the Palliser Heights application. The next Prairie South School Division board meeting is Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 1 p.m.

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Most teachers in Prairie South are under the age of 50, report shows Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express Most teachers in Prairie South School Division (PSSD) are under the age of 50, while most support staff are over the age of 50, according to a new division report. According to the report, there are 104 teachers between the ages of 18 and 29; 133 teachers between 30 and 39; 159 teachers from ages 40 to 49; 105 teachers between the ages of 59 and 59, and; 10 teachers between 60 and 69. It’s an interesting trend that most of the division’s teachers are between the ages of 40 and 49 since that information can help the human resources department plan for when this group possibly retires around the same time, Diana Welter, manager of HR, told board trustees during their Jan. 7 meeting while reviewing a 2018-19 HR accountability report. Teachers are eligible to retire on the first day of any month following their 55th birthday provided they have at least one year of service, the report said. Teachers may retire earlier than age 55 if they have 30 or more years of service. Meanwhile, there are 20 support staff between the ages of 18 and 29; 78 such employees between 30 and 39; 140 support staff between ages 40 and 49; 166 such staff from ages 50 to 59; 82 support staff from 60 to 69, and; 12 such staff between ages 70 and 79. Staff composition As of Sept. 30, 2018, PSSD had 905.46 total full-time equivalents (FTE) staff on its payroll. This included: • 429.05 FTE classroom teachers • 235.86 FTE other educational staff, such as psychologists, educational assistants, speech-language pathologists • 114.94 FTE transportation employees • 62.69 FTE plant operations and maintenance staff • 38.94 FTE principals and vice-principals • 18.98 FTE administrative and financial staff • 5 FTE division administrators, specifically, the director of education and education superintendents Salaries and Benefits The amount of salaries and benefits increased slightly during the 2018-19 school year from the 2017-18 year, according to the HR report. Total expenses for salaries and benefits last school year totalled $65.02 million, which accounted for 74.6 per cent of all division expenses. Two years ago, those expenses were $64.29 million, which represented 72.1 per cent of all PSSD expenses. This means salaries and benefits increased by $729,519 during that time. Recruitment and retention Last year, 14 teachers and 15 support staff retired, for a total of 29 retirements. Meanwhile, 18 teachers and 12 support staff resigned, for 30 overall resignations. In comparison, 53 employees retired and 30 resigned during the 2017-18 year. “It’s quite a significant decrease (in retirements) from CALL FOR NOMINATIONS NOTICE OF VACANCIES ON THE CITY OF MOOSE JAW’S BOARDS, COMMITTEES & COMMISSIONS Applications are now being accepted from citizens interested in taking an active role on one or more of the City’s Boards and Committees for the following: • Murals Project Management Committee (citizen-at-large vacancies) • Moose Jaw Public Library (citizen-at-large vacancies) • Palliser Regional Library Board (citizen-at-large vacancies, to be eligible for appointment must be an appointed member of the Moose Jaw Public Library) • Parks, Facilities and Recreation Advisory Committee (3 citizen-at-large vacancies including 1 vacancy for a representative of the youth community 16-23 years old) • Public Works, Infrastructure and Environment Advisory Committee (2 citizen-at-large vacancies; with 1 vacancy for a representative of the youth community 16-23 years old; and 1 vacancy for a representative of the First Nations or Metis community) • Special Needs Advisory Committee (citizen-at-large vacancy) • Wakamow Valley Authority Board (citizen-at-large vacancy) Application forms and additional information regarding the City’s Boards, Committees and Commissions can be obtained from the City of Moose Jaw’s website at OR by contacting the City Clerk’s Office, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 228 Main Street N., Moose Jaw, SK, (306-694-4424). Applications may be submitted on line through the City’s website, by mail to the City Clerk’s Office, 228 Main Street N., Moose Jaw, SK, S6H 3J8, or by email to THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 12:00 noon, THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2020. Tracy Wittke Assistant City Clerk

the previous year,” said Welter. Tuition reimbursement Employees who upgrade their qualifications are eligible to apply for tuition and book reimbursement each year. Their applications are assessed in accordance with the respective collective bargaining agreement. During the previous school year, PSSD reimbursed 42 teachers for $96,165 for taking 100 courses, while it reimbursed 18 support staff for $16,991 for taking 34 courses. Employee health and safety In 2019, the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) accepted 30 claims from PSSD staff, which resulted in 668 time-loss days for about $147,000 in compensation and medical WCB costs. In comparison, 30 WCB claims were accepted in 2018 that resulted in 1,631 time-loss days for $239,460 in compensation and medical WCB costs. Attendance management PSSD believes when its employees are healthy and at work, students and the division benefit, the report said. The division implemented an attendance support program six years ago that uses a formula that measures absenteeism for illness and medical leaves. “The theory is that short, frequent and unplanned absences are more disruptive than longer absences,” added the report. Anyone with a teacher’s certificate in PSSD took off an average of 21.0 days from work during the 201819 school year, compared to 17.8 days two years ago and 18.0 days three years ago. Classroom teachers, specifically, took off an average of 17.4 days from work during the last school year,

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including an average of 6.4 days for sick leave. Total absences Digging into the numbers, 429.05 FTE classroom teachers taking an average of 6.4 days of sick leave equals 2,745.92 total days taken for sick leave during the 2018-19 school year. Meanwhile, classroom teachers took 1,328 days of absence for initiatives such as professional development, while 2,658 days of absence were taken for issues such as bereavement, noon-hour/extracurricular supervision, or class prep time. Labour relations Prairie South School Division issued six letters of clarification/verbal warnings — one to teachers and five to support staff — during the 2018-19 school year. It issued three letters of discipline to support staff; one suspension to support staff; one mutual termination/removal of duties notice to a teacher; and one involuntary termination letter to a teacher and support worker. Human rights complaints Two employees filed complaints with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission in 2018-19 alleging that they had reasonable grounds to believe PSSD violated section 16 of the employment code based on the basis of their disability, said Welter. “In both cases, the chief commissioner dismissed the complaints,” she added. Learning support services Besides teachers and support staff, PSSD also employs health-related employees, such as psychologists (four FTEs), speech-language pathologists (six FTEs), support workers (one FTE), and consultants for advocacy and behaviour, student support, learning, and career development (12.1 FTEs). The report indicates that, during the 2018-19 school year, the psychologists had referrals/caseload numbers of 111, compared to 120 the year before. Also, speech-language pathologists had referrals/caseload numbers of 236 last year, compared to 217 two years ago. The next PSSD board meeting is Tuesday, Feb. 4.

R.M. Patrol Operator Position Rural Municipality of Huron No. 223

The Rural Municipality of Huron No. 223 is accepting applications for a full-time, year round, working foreman position with the municipality.

The Rural Municipality of Huron No. 223 is accepting applications for a full-time, year round, patrol operator position with the municipality.

Assets for this position would include, good management skills, excellent communication skills, good organizational skills, and strong relationship skills with ratepayers, staff, and council.

Assets for this position would include, good management skills, excellent communication skills, good organizational skills, and strong relationship skills with ratepayers, staff, and council.

Applicants must have at least 5 years or more experience running a patrol and posses at least a 3A license and have skills and experience in maintenance and operation of heavy equipment including grader, tandem gravel truck, tractor & mower, scraper, spraying equipment etc.

Applicants must have at least 5 years or more experience running a patrol and posses at least a 3A license and have skills and experience in maintenance and operation of heavy equipment including grader, tandem gravel truck, tractor & mower, scraper, spraying equipment etc.

Duties will include but are not limited to grading, building roads, trucking, mowing, hauling gravel, maintaining roads, snow removal, installing culverts, installing signs, servicing equipment and other duties as directed by council from time to time.

Duties will include but are not limited to grading, building roads, trucking, mowing, hauling gravel, maintaining roads, snow removal, installing culverts, installing signs, servicing equipment and other duties as directed by council from time to time.

This is a year round position. Please include desired salary expected along with references. The municipality owns a rental house that is presently available. The position also includes a beneifit package containing health, dental and life insurance along with MEPP.

This is a year round position. Please include desired salary or hourly wages expected along with references. The municipality owns a rental house that is presently available. The position also includes a beneifit package containing health, dental and life insurance along with MEPP.

Applications/resumes received will be held in the strictest confidence. All applications/resumes shall be marked “Foreman Position” and emailed, mailed or dropped off at the address below on or before noon February 4, 2020. Start date for this position will be immediately.

Applications/resumes received will be held in the strictest confidence. All applications/resumes shall be marked “Patrol Operator Position” and emailed, mailed or dropped off at the address below on or before noon February 4, 2020. Start date for this position will be immediately.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position but only persons selected for interviews will be contacted.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position but only persons selected for interviews will be contacted.

R.M. of Huron No. 223 123 Ogema Street P.O. Box 159 Tugaske, Sask. S0H 4B0 Phone 306-759-2211 Fax 306-759-2249

R.M. of Huron No. 223 391 Ogema Street P.O. Box 159 Tugaske, Sask. S0H 4B0 PH: 306-759-2211 FAX: 306-759-2249

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Goodbye to Warriors coach Hunter; O’Leary takes over as head coach Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

The Tim Hunter era with the Moose Jaw Warriors has come to an end. After 356 games, a 189-134-25-8 record and some of the best seasons in Warriors history, general manager Alan Millar announced last week that the Western Hockey League team had relieved Hunter of his head coaching duties and replaced him with associate coach Mark O’Leary. “I met with Tim this morning, he’s a good man, a good coach and a good hockey guy. But it’s time,” Millar said during a press conference in the Warriors dressing room. “We just feel that it’s time to turn the page and turn our team over and look at a new direction. “Tim deserves a lot of credit; he’s certainly heightened our program in terms of our experiences with Hockey Canada and the World Junior Hockey Championship. We obviously had a number of 40-plus-win seasons and our best regular season in our history with 52 wins with him at the helm… And I look at some of the players who have developed and moved on, you look at a couple years ago when three 20-year-olds signed pro contracts in Tanner Jeannot, Jayden Halbgewachs and Brayden Burke, and Tim certainly deserved a lot of credit for his leadership and what he’s done for our hockey club.” But in the end, Millar explained, it all came down to the current situation with the team, both coaching- and record-wise. The Warriors are in the first year of a major rebuild and currently have an 11-22-2-0 record, second last in the Eastern Conference. That, in addition to Hunter being in the last year of the current contract, made Millar decide to pull the trigger on what he described as one of the hardest decisions he’s ever had to make as a general

Moose Jaw Warriors general manager Alan Millar and new head coach Mark O’Leary address the media during the press conference on Monday afternoon. manager. “Over the course of the last number of weeks and days and last night and even this morning I’d come to the decision that I was not going to renew Tim in the summer or offer him a contract,” Millar said. “I felt it was only fair to him; I have too much respect for him to string him along for the next 30 games in what has turned into a very, very difficult season. This allows Tim to move on and gives him lots of time to find another opportunity in the game and I’m very confident that he will.” There’s no question Hunter leaves the team with an incredible legacy under his belt. Hunter joined the team in the 2014-15 season and leaves the franchise as the all-time leader in coaching wins and second all-time in games coached. The Warriors made the playoffs from 2016-19 with Hunter at the helm. He also served as the head coach of Team Canada at the World Junior Championships in 2019 and was an assis-

tant coach in 2017 and 2018, when Canada last won gold prior to this past weekend. Through it all, O’Leary was an assistant coach, having joined the team in 2012-13 and was promoted to associate coach for the 2018-19 campaign. He served as head coach for 35 games when Hunter was at the World Juniors, posting a 24-6-4-1 record in that time. O’Leary will serve as head coach effective immediately and is expected to sign a multi-year deal once all the X’s and O’s are settled. O’Leary made his first act as head coach of the Warriors to thank Hunter for his mentorship over the years with the team. “For me, Tim has been a big part of why I’m in the position I’m in today,” O’Leary said. “I can’t thank him enough for what he’s done for me in terms of challenging me to be a better coach and push the status quo, always looking for new things, and there’s certainly a lot of things I’ve taken from Tim in the small details of the game. That said, the opportunity to take over a young and growing team is one he’s looking forward to. “I’m really excited about the opportunity, I know we’re a young group but there’s a lot of things to be excited about moving forward and really can’t wait to get started. We’re not going to change things here over night, but I’m really excited about the opportunity moving forward with the staff we have with Scott King and the group we have in the room. I love being in Moose Jaw, I met my wife here and her family is from here; this is my home and I’m really excited moving forward with this team and doing something big.”

Warriors Acquire Bilous from Raiders Boston Bilous (G) H: 6’3” W: 182 C: L Hometown: Langley, BC DOB: February 2, 2001

On Tuesday, January 7, Moose Jaw Warriors general manager Alan Millar announced the acquisition of 18-year-old goalie Boston Bilous from the Prince Albert Raiders in exchange for a 5th round pick in 2020 and a 7th round pick in 2021. “We are very pleased to add Boston to our hockey club. He is a big, athletic, young goalie with a very good upside. He has had a solid year in Prince Albert as a first-time starter in the league,” said Millar. From Langley, B.C., Bilous, 6’3”, 182lbs, has posted a record of 15-9-4-1 in 32 games and has a 2.58 GAA with an .889sv% and two shutouts. Originally drafted by Edmonton in the 4th round, 80th overall, in 2016, Bilous has played in 67 WHL games and has a 23-23-6-2 record with a 3.24gaa, an .870sv%, and three shutouts.

Final field decided for Viterra Scotties

Provincial women’s curling championship to feature multiple rinks with Moose Jaw connections

The field has been set for the 2020 Viterra Scotties provincial women’s curling championship, and there will definitely be a Moose Jaw flavour to the proceedings – beyond the ultimate prize of playing for a Scotties national title at Mosaic Place. Candace Newkirk became the latest player with local connections to earn a berth in the 12-team triple knockout format as she joined Shalon Fleming’s Regina Highland foursome to take the top qualifying spot out of the Last Chance Spiel in Estevan this past weekend. Fleming opened the event with a 9-8 win over Biggar’s Brett Barber before rolling to a 12-1 win over Weyburn’s Jade Bloor in the semifinal and defeating Saskatoon’s Jessica Mitchell 8-4 in the ‘A’ qualifier.

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As a result, Fleming was one of three teams from the Last Chance to qualify for provincials – Balgonie’s Mandy Selzer won the ‘B’ side and Weyburn’s Rae Williamson landed the final ‘C’ side berth. Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre’s Penny Barker became the first rink to qualify for provincials after winning the Saskatoon Nutana Spiel direct berth, one of three Sask Women’s Curling Tour titles her rink would win through the fall. She’ll be joined by former Moose Jaw competitor Amber Holland, who now curls out of Regina and landed the third spot from the Canadian Team Ranking System standings. Regina’s Michelle Englot (SWCT series champion),

Lorraine Schneider (SWCT runner-up), Sherry Anderson (CTRS standings #1) and defending champion Robyn Silvernagle (CTRS standings #2) earned the other direct berths. The other three spots were determined by the Viterra Challenge in Unity during the Dec. 13 weekend. Saskatoon’s Kristen Streifel landed the top spot from that tournament, with Regina’s Ashley Howard winning the ‘B’ side spot and Regina’s Jana Tisdale the ‘C’ berth. The 2020 Viterra Scotties provincial championships take place Nov. 24-28 in Melville, with the winner advancing to the Scotties Tournament of Hearts Feb. 1423 at Mosaic Place.

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BLOCKBUSTER DEAL: Warriors trade Tracey, Evanoff to Victoria, Zabransky to Kamloops in trade deadline stunner Royals send Moose Jaw product Jones, top prospect goaltender Gould, forward Doust; Blazers send Lang as Warriors get younger still Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

The Moose Jaw Warriors have made many a significant trade over the years, but few will compare to what went on during the 2020 Western Hockey League trade deadline rush. Warriors’ general manager Alan Millar announced last Thursday afternoon that the team had traded Anaheim Ducks first round pick Brayden Tracey, 18, and goaltender Adam Evanoff, 19, to the Victoria Royals for Moose Jaw-born defenceman Nolan Jones, goaltender Brock Gould and forward Logan Doust, all 18. In addition, the Warriors sent 19-year-old defenceman Libor Zabransky to the Kamloops Blazers for forward Martin Lang. The deals also involved a slew of draft picks, with the Warriors acquiring from Victoria a third round pick in 2020, first round pick in 2021, second round pick in 2022 and fourth round pick in 2022 while sending a fourth round pick in 2020 and fifth round pick in 2023 back to the Royals. The deals definitively cement the Warriors’ status as the youngest team in the Canadian Hockey League and continue the team’s rebuild toward contention in the next couple seasons. “It’s all about building and part of the experience as a general manager is you have to know where you’re at and where you’re going,” Millar said during a press conference Thursday afternoon. “You have to look a year or two or three years beyond. We knew we were going to be a young team, we knew there were going to be some tough nights and there are some things that happened to make a tough year even tougher. “But looking at the deadline and what we’re doing, it’s not about just getting by here. It’s a bump in the road, but we want to take a significant step next year and we want to contend going forward, we want to win a championship and put together the kind of year we had a couple years ago.” Gould is one of the major keys to the Victoria trade. The 6-foot-5, 201 pound goaltender hails from Colorado Springs, Col. and currently is in his second season in the WHL. This season with the Royals, Gould is 6-6-1 with a 2.81 goals against average and a .899 save percentage in 15 games. Most impressively, Gould has been selected to play in the Kubota CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game coming up Jan. 16 in Hamilton. “He’s a highly touted goaltender, he’s a 2001 so he’s eligible for this year’s NHL Draft,” Millar said. “He’s one of only four goaltenders who were named to the Top Prospects Game, so he comes in here and gives us two good 18-year-old guys and we don’t have to use a 20-year-old spot on a goaltender next season.” Jones will find himself back at Mosaic Place after last suiting up for the Moose Jaw Generals of the Sask Midget AAA Hockey League. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound rearguard is currently in his second full season in the WHL and has one goal, five

The Moose Jaw Warriors acquired four players in separate trades with Victoria and Kamloops. assists, six points and 40 penalty minutes in 30 games. Jones has played in 91 WHL regular season games and has three goals, 16 assists, and 19 points. With the Generals from 2016 to 2018, Jones played 76 games and scored 13 goals, 25 assists, and 38 points. “He’s a Moose Jaw kid, a second round pick for Lethbridge and he’s really grown into a good player,” Millar said. “He plays a good, competitive, hard game and has good tools. He’s real excited about the opportunity, he slides into the line-up where Zabransky would have been and he’s a year younger.” Doust is a 6-foot-0, 185-pound North Vancouver product in his second full season in the WHL. With the Royals he had two goals and nine points in 36 games and has eight goals and 17 points in 99 regular-season contests. ‘He’s a real trustworthy and responsible two-way player,” Millar said. “He kills penalties, can win draws and, again, is an 18-year-old who fits in with what we’re trying to do here.” Lang is a 5-foot-10, 175-pound right wing from Rokycany in the Czech Republic. In his second season in the WHL, Lang has seven goals and 19 points in 31 games as well as 18 goals and 52 in 97 career. Lang also brings plenty of time on the world stage, having played for the Czechs at the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, the 2018 Hlinka-Gretzky Cup and the 2019 World Under-18 Championships. “He’s a younger player who’s the same age as Tracey and they’re similar players in terms of skill and offence,” Millar said. “He’s a dynamic offensive guy, has speed and skill and good international experience.” The draft picks also come with an interesting note – in addition to re-stocking some of the picks lost in previous deals, the quality of the 2020 Bantam Draft and Import Draft sees the Warriors optimistic as to what they may find in the future. “We know where we’re at as a team, we know where we want to be next year and beyond and we felt this deal worked out well for us in terms of adding youngers players, solidifying our goaltending now and in the future, adding very good assets

in the draft picks,” Millar said. “So when you look at where we’re at with picks over the next three or four years, we’re in really good shape. We’ll have a high lottery pick in this year’s draft, which is incredibly strong at the top end, and we’ll have a significantly high import draft pick. So

those are things we’ll have to look at and make sure we draft well.” Of course, the team would be remiss without thanking their high-profile departing players. “They’re both young guys that grew up here, they’re quality individuals, very good people, very good players,” Millar lauded. “So it’s never easy. I can’t say enough about Adam Evanoff and Brayden Tracey and thank them enough for what they did for our hockey club over the years.” Tracey was originally drafted by the Warriors in the first round, 21st overall, in 2016. Evanoff was drafted by the Warriors in the 10th round of the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft. Zabransky was acquired earlier this season from Saskatoon for a seventh round pick. The Warriors are back in action Friday night when they travel to Medicine Hat before hosting the Tigers on Saturday at Mosaic Place. Game time is 7 p.m.

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Back on home ice: Warriors Jones returns to Moose Jaw Moose Jaw Minor Hockey product plays first game for Tribe since joining team in trade with Victoria Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

Moose Jaw Warriors defenceman Nolan Jones, one of the team’s newcomers is fairly familiar with Mosaic Place as the 18-yearold rearguard has already played close to 100 games there in his career with him being a product of the Moose Jaw Minor Hockey Association. Jones made his return to the Warriors organization last Thursday afternoon as the team acquired him, goaltender Brock Gould, forward Logan Doust and a host of picks for forward Brayden Tracey and goaltender Adam Evanoff in the biggest deal of the 2020 WHL trade deadline. “When I first heard of the trade, everyone has mixed emotions when they’re going to a new team, but also it was really a relief when you’re familiar with the place you’re going, especially when it’s your hometown,” Jones said after picking up an assist in his home ice debut on Saturday night against the Medicine Hat Tigers. “It’s nice having lots of support from everyone you know, friends and family, so it was a really good move.” Jones popped onto the Western Hockey League radar when he put up 30 points in 30 games as a first-year Bantam in the 201415 season. He followed with 24 goals and 44 points the following year, and that was enough for the Lethbridge Hurricanes to take Jones in the second round of the 2016 Bantam Draft. Two seasons and 76 games with the Moose Jaw Generals of the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League saw Jones emerge as

one of the league’s best defencemen while scoring 13 goals and 38 points in that span. Jones would play 49 games in his rookie year with the Hurricanes last season, scoring twice and finishing with 12 points. An off-season trade sent Jones to the Victoria Royals, where he had a goal and six points to go along with 41 penalty minutes in 30 games this season. That set the stage for last week’s trade – and while most players need to settle in with a new family and all that jazz, well, for Jones it was a matter of simply moving a suitcase or two back into his old bedroom. “Yeah, not having to go through meeting new billets is nice, I get to live with the parents and everything so it’s good,” he said with a grin. Now, the key going forward will be to help the Warriors get back on the winning track. The Tribe are currently in the midst of a four game losing skid and have one win in their last 10 after a 7-5 loss to Medicine Hat. “It didn’t go the way we wanted to, the whole game the bounces didn’t go our way,” Jones said. “Team worked really hard and there are obviously a lot of things we can work on, and with a full week of practice coming up here we’ll be able to get better.” Moose Jaw Minor Hockey product NoJones and the Warriors are back in action on Friday, Jan. 17 when lan Jones made his debut on defence for they host the Prince George Cougars. the Warriors on Saturday night.

Hockey Fights Cancer event takes centre stage at Warriors game Air cadets major part of first-ever event for local Western Hockey League squad

Saturday night’s Western Hockey League contest between the Moose Jaw Warriors and Medicine Hat Tigers had a bit of a different feel to it. First, there was the overall game colour scheme – purple, both with the arena light and in the glow sticks that fans could purchase before the game. Then there were the placards being sold by members of the 40 Snowbird Air Cadet League of Canada, which were later displayed on the east wall of the Mosaic Place concourse.

Purple was the theme of the night during the Warriors’ Hockey Fights Cancer night.

Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express And finally there was the post-game opportunity for fans to sign the ice around the Warriors logo with named of those loved and lost to cancer. It was all part of the Hockey Fights Cancer night staged by the Moose Jaw Warriors, part of the ongoing National Hockey League campaign to raise funds to fight the deadly disease in all its forms. It was also something the air cadets themselves were a major part of, with their uniformed presence throughout the night adding to the atmosphere of the event. “CAE invited us to partner up with them and it’s an opportunity for the cadets to try and make a difference in their own way for cancer and cancer survivors, remember loved ones and people who have gone through the battle and won the battle,” said Lt. Athena Cutts with the air cadets. “It’s also a great opportunity get into the public and be involved in the community and we felt it was a real success tonight.” The initiative was founded by the NHL in 1998 and has raised more than $20 million for cancer organizations since that date. “We’ve been involved in prostate cancer and breast cancer awareness, but this one literally touches on all cancers,” said Corey Nyhagen, Warriors director of business. “This was something that we wanted to bring to our

Fans were invited to sign the ice around the Warriors logo after Saturday night’s contest.

fan base, an opportunity to raise some funds that can stay right here in Moose Jaw and help something that touches the lives of everybody here in Moose Jaw.” All in all, the night was a major success, and while final fundraising totals were unavailable, it’s all but certain the event will return in the future. “We’ve never had an opportunity to do this before, but we’d love to have a chance to do it again and again, it was a lot of fun for the cadets,” said Cutts.

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Losses to Eastern Conference-leading Edmonton, Medicine Hat in first three games after coaching change, blockbuster trade Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

With many recent changes in the team, the Moose Jaw Warriors new-look squad will be gunning for their first win this coming weekend. The Western Hockey League team lost three contests after a busy week of changes saw head coach Tim Hunter relieved of his duties; Mark O’Leary took over as bench boss and a series of massive trades saw the entire complexion of the team change in a single day (see related stories). The coaching change had barely had a chance to settle when the Warriors were back on the ice, falling 7-4 to the Eastern Conference-leading Edmonton Oil Kings. The trades happened a day later and followed with a 5-2 to the Medicine Hat Tigers before the Warriors returned home to drop a 7-5 decision in a rematch with the Tigers. As a result, the Warriors sit with an 11-25-2-0 mark on the season and remain three points ahead of last-place Swift Current, five points back of Regina and 19 points out of the second wild card playoff spot. Edmonton 7, Warriors 4 Warriors goaltender Boston Bilous played his first game for the Tribe since joining the team from the Prince Albert Raiders and faced a ton of rubber in the early going – Edmonton outshot the Warriors 20-8 in the first and 35-9 by the midway point of the game. He’d cap the night with a 47-save performance in a tough loss to the powerhouse Oil Kings. Kyle Crosbie – with his first as a Warrior – and Calder Anderson scored for Moose Jaw in the second period. Brayden Tracey would score his final goal as a Warrior late in the third before Owen Hardy finished things off

Warriors forward Cade Hayes looks on after tipping the puck past Tigers goaltender Mats Sogaard. for the Tribe. “It wasn’t the result we wanted tonight, but we saw a lot of good things out there and I think we all rallied around Mark,” Crosbie said. “It’s obviously big news losing a head coach, but Mark did a good job getting us ready and I think for the most part we answered the bell tonight.” Medicine Hat 5, Warriors 2 Logan Doust scored his first goal as a member of the Warriors and Owen Hardy added another only two minutes later early in the third as the Warriors shocked the Tigers with a quick 2-0 lead. Medicine Hat would get one back before the period was out and that’s where the score would remain until the third, where the Tigers would score twice, including the game-winner from Brett Kemp with 4:50 remaining in the game. The Tigers would add two empty net goals in the final

two minutes to close out scoring. Bilous had another extremely busy game, facing 49 shots, while the Warriors fired 22 at Medicine Hat. Medicine Hat 7, Warriors 5 After Cade Hayes scored his first goal as a Warrior only 50 seconds into the game, it was all Tigers the rest of the period in the rematch the next night at Mosaic Place. Medicine Hat would fire 30 shots at goaltender Brock Gould in the first frame of his first game with the Tribe and take a 4-1 lead out of the opening period. Hayes and Ryder Korczak would get two back in the second, but the Tigers would also score a pair to lead 6-3 through two. Still, the Warriors wouldn’t go away, with goals from Doust and Garrett Wright making things interesting in the final minutes until the final buzzer. “We’re going to take our lumps every now and then since we’re a young team learning our way,” said O’Leary. “But the message is that losing can’t become easy, we can’t accept it but we can certainly learn from it. We’re going to let it sting a little bit, but at the same time there are a lot of new faces in that room and we want them to gel together and get a little bit of success to help with that.” Gould would finish the game with 36 saves, Bilous turned aside 10 shots the rest of the way after the Tigers’ seventh goal. The Warriors are back in action Friday, Jan. 17 when they host the Prince George Cougars. Game time is 7 p.m. at Mosaic Place.

Warriors make series of roster moves

Tribe add Sass, waive Mohr, release Homola on Saturday night as trade deadline moves closer Moose Jaw Warriors general manager Alan Millar has never been one to pass up a deal he feels will make his team better – even if it means dipping into senior hockey league rosters. The Warriors announced Saturday that they had acquired 20-year-old defenceman Carson Sass from the Grenfell Spitfires of the Qu’Appelle Valley Hockey League in exchange for, well, nothing, in one of the more unique Tribe deals as of late.

Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Warriors Sass – a 6-foot-1, 187-pound Melville Twitter they had sent Sass down to the product with 234 games of WHL experi- Warriors to ‘work on his game’. ence under his belt – had spent most of Sass spent the previous three seasons in the season with the Kelowna Rockets and Red Deer before joining Kelowna, where even had an assist in their 5-4 overtime he had two assists in 31 games. win in Moose Jaw on Dec. 14. He was re- To make room on their roster, the Warriors leased by the Rockets a short time later waived 20-year-old forward Kobe Mohr and had actually played a single game for prior to his reporting to Drumheller of the the Spitfires in the QVHL prior to being Alberta Junior Hockey League. Mohr had picked up by the Warriors. played eight games for the Dragons earThe Spitfires themselves didn’t miss the lier this season, racking up six goals and opportunity to have some fun, saying on 11 points in that span. He was acquired

by the Warriors in the Jadon Joseph trade on Nov. 24 and had played nine games for Moose Jaw, scoring twice and putting up three points. The Warriors also announced they had released Czech import David Homola. The 18-year-old rearguard had been acquired from Tri-City off waivers on Oct. 7 and had two assists in 17 games with the Tribe. Moose Jaw is back in action on Tuesday, Dec. 31 when they host the Brandon Wheat Kings.

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Moose Jaw and District Sports Hall of Fame: Terry McGeary senior men’s Canadian curling champions honoured with induction Incredible run through 1980 tournament a culmination of stunning season of success for foursome Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

To say curling was a different sport back in the late 1970s and early 1980s would be a bit of an understatement. Beyond the heavy wool sweaters, corn brooms and ashtrays out on the ice, there was the simple volume of games it took to win, well, anything back in those days. That’s what made the Terry McGeary rink’s 1980 Canadian senior men’s curling championship all the more impressive – and why the Moose Jaw and District Sports Hall of Fame made the local foursome one of their inductees for 2019. The rink, including McGeary at skip, third Don Berglind, second Hillis Thompson and lead Clare Ramsay, was one of five individuals and teams honoured during the recent annual induction ceremony at Mosaic Place on Oct. 19. “It’s very exciting,” said Terry’s daughter Lori McGeary, who accepted the honour alongside Bob Berglind, Don’s son. “For my dad, he had many years where he was close to going to the Brier, the closest was in 1974 when they were finalists and won the ‘A’ side and only had to win one more game. “But 1980 was a thrill for them. They were part of three teams from Saskatchewan that did really well, two that won world championships in Marg Mitchell and Rick Folk, the last time anyone from Saskatchewan had ever won, and then them winning seniors. So it was really exciting for Saskatchewan curling.” As an idea of how different things were in the sport 40 years ago, just getting to provincials itself was an absolute feat –

Terry McGeary, third Don Berglind, second Hillis Thompson and lead Clare Ramsay won the 1980 senior men’s Canadian curling championship. through clubs, districts, regionals and southerns, rinks could find themselves needing to win 50 games or more along the way. And none of it would be easy. “This part of Saskatchewan was a real hotbed of curling, you had the Richardsons, the Mazinkes, the Campbells and you had to be really good back then to win,” McGeary said. “And there were hundreds of teams that entered clubs, the Nutana in Saskatoon would have over 100 teams that just entered from one club. So it’s a lot different now where you have a direct entry into provincials. Back then you had to win clubs, then regionals, you’d have to win so many games just to get to Southerns. Nothing was a gimme back then.”

But the McGeary rink rolled through it all. The Hillcrest Sports Centre foursome defeated Ed Zawata of North Battleford 6-4 in the ‘A-B’ final at the 1980 provincial championships in Esterhazy to earn the right to represent Saskatchewan at nationals in St. John, N.B.. And, oh, what a run they put together out there. The tournament format was a single round robin, with the best record claiming the national title. Saskatchewan found themselves sitting at 7-2 heading into the final day of competition, one win back of Manitoba in second place. That meant they’d need one win to have a chance at a one-game playoff and two wins to claim the title outright.

Bob Berglind, son of Don Berglind and Lori McGeary, daughter of Terry McGeary, were on hand for the Moose Jaw and District Sports Hall of Fame induction of the Terry McGeary senior men’s curling rink.

McGeary would go on to defeat New Brunswick 8-7 in the final end to improve to 8-2 and followed with a commanding 9-4 win over the Territories to close out the tournament with a 9-2 mark and the Canadian senior men’s championship. “For dad, it was the crowning accomplishment of this curling career,” Berglind said. “He’d won all sorts of stuff, but this was the thing he was most proud of. And to do it with his friends was most important, the whole team were friends… Clare Ramsey used to come out and help on the farm, they always played cards together. These were friends, they got together and they had success.” The McGeary team was inducted into the Saskatchewan Legends of Curling Hall of Fame in 2004.

Central, Peacock renew basketball rivalry Cyclones victorious in boys action, Peacock tops in girls contest Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

The Central Cyclones and Peacock Toilers renewed their basketball rivalry last Tuesday night, and based on the results, things could be very interesting when they meet again in the second half of the season. On the boys’ side of things, a solid second half would lead to 75-55 victory for the defending champion Cyclones, while Toilers’ girls held off a game effort from Central to take a 61-54 victory in girls’ league action. Things weren’t as close in the boys’ game between the Vanier Vikings and Assiniboia Rockets, as Vanier would go on to a 68-33 victory. The other girls league contest saw Briercrest Christian Academy roll to a 70-54 win over Assiniboia. Cyclones 75, Peacock 55 Things were exceptionally close in the early going, as Peacock used a hot start from Devin Baumann to take a 13-12 lead out of the opening 10 minutes. The Cyclones depth and experience took over from there, though, and the reigning 4A provincial champions were able to cycle their starters on and off the floor enough to keep them relatively fresh. That led to Central gradually pulling away, building a 31-22 lead at the half and extending their edge to 55-39 through three quarters. Quinton Ross led the Cyclones with an 18-point outing, while Mohamed Jabateh continued his solid Grade 10 season with 16 points, Dylan Boughen added 14 and Ewan Johnson 13. Devin Baumann would go on to score 21 points for Peacock, while Bryce Baumann chipped in eight. Peacock 61, Toilers 54

Caitlyn Johnson added 17 points for Peacock while Alexa Watterson was the Cyclones’ top scorer with 19 points. Vanier 68, Assiniboia 33 The Vikings turned in as solid a defensive game as there’s been in the league this season, holding Assiniboia to fewer than 10 points in each of the first three quarters on their way to the commanding win. Still, the Rockets were no slouches on the defence side of things, either, as Vanier only managed a 10-6 lead out of the first quarter. The Vikings would find their shooting stroke after the break, though, building their lead to 2512 while holding Assiniboia to only seven points. Nathan Meili scored 17 points to lead Vanier, Rayann Cabral added 12. Isaac Harden led Assiniboia with eight. Briercrest Christian 70, Assiniboia 54 Things were also close from start to finish between the Central’s Kaelin Krukoff looks to get off a shot in Cougars and Rockets, as Briercrest Christian took a seven-point 25-18 lead out of the first quarter but weren’t traffic. able to pull away until the final 10 minutes. Things were just as close in the girls game between the The Cougars would take a 33-25 lead out of the half and two schools, and remained that way right from the open- would again find themselves up by seven 46-39 heading ing tip-off. into the fourth. The Toilers would take a 16-14 lead out of the opening Mya Matthies put together one of the top single-game quarter and would extend their edge to 29-21 at half, but performance in recent girls’ league action with 33 points, were never able run their lead to more than 10 as the Cy- while Lilly Matthies added 19 points and Emma Carter clones managed to stay in touch. 11. Peacock senior Anna Maelde would see to it there would Maura Belles also had a solid game for Assiniboia with be no comeback, though, as she would score 16 of her 23 points, Sarah Feeley had eight points. game-high 21 points in the second quarter to help hold Girls league action continues Thursday as Vanier travels off Central. to Briercrest Christian.

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Weekend wins see AAA Warriors continue to hold down first Moose Jaw takes 6-3 win over Tisdale, rolls to 8-1 win over Beardy’s Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

The Moose Jaw Warriors in the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League have been winning every time they hit the ice. The Warriors picked up a pair of wins on the weekend, defeating the Tisdale Trojans 6-3 to go along with an 8-1 win over the Beardy’s Blackhawks. The two victories saw the Warriors to 23-8-1-0 and now hold a four-point lead over the Saskatoon Blazers and Saskatoon Contacts for first place in the SMAAAHL. Warriors 8, Beardy’s 1 The Warriors scored four times before the game was 10 minutes old and led 6-0 through 20 minutes while firing 26 shots at Beardy’s goaltender Kris Johnson. “Those games are always tough, we came out really hard and our focus was to make sure we played tough and did a good job right off the bat,” said Warriors head coach Trevor Weisgerber. “The first 20 we kind of took it too them and after that you just talk about habits and you want to make sure we’re doing things properly and go from there.” Austin Reschny and Matt Perkins each had two goals in the first period, while Connor McGrath and Lucius Schmidt had their other opening frame

markers. McGrath picked up his second of the game with three minutes gone in the second before Cole Duppereault snapped Chase Coward’s shut-out quest 4:06 into the third. Caelan Fitzpatrick would get that one back with 6:24 remaining to close out scoring. Coward finished the contest with 30 saves, while the Warriors fired 60 shots at Johnson. Warriors 6, Tisdale 3 The Warriors had a pair of goals from McGrath on their way to the win Saturday afternoon at Mosaic Place. Perkins, Atley Calvert and Sam Boldt all had goals in the first period as the Warriors built a 3-1 lead after 20 minutes. Tisdale would get back into the contest and tie things 2-2 early in the second, but McGrath would give the Tribe a 3-2 lead with five minutes remaining before adding his second of the game with 4:27 gone in the third. Davis Fry closed out scoring with 7:57 to play in the game. Coward got the start in goal and made 21 saves., AAA Warriors forward Caelan Fitzpatrick scores after taking while the Warriors had 33 shots on Tisdale goalten- a pass from Kirk Mullen. der Boston Gelowitz.



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Local construction industry outlook for 2020 appears brighter By Ron Walter - For Moose Jaw Express

This year’s construction outlook appears better than last year. A start on the $650 million SaskPower natural gas co-generation plant should give construction a shot in the arm. And starting the Canadian Tire development to consolidate Canadian Tire, Mark’s Work Wearhouse and Forzani’s on one site should help. This year could match the record $131 million in building permits of 2014 when the F.H.Wigmore Regional Hospital was built. Value of building permits issued by city hall last year declined 8.8 per cent to $27.7 million. Single family housing increased 65 per

cent to $12.4 million with 28 homes built compared with 21 in 2018. Average cost of a new residence in 2019 was $443,382 compared with $358,824 the previous year, indicating that only high-income earners could afford to build new. Largest construction during the year was two permits worth $3.5 million for the Town ’N’ Country Mall for social services office space and a gym complex and a $2.3 million apartment at 945D Maplewood Drive. Other significant projects included: • $1 million commercial building at 39 Thatcher Drive East. • $210,000 for an indoor recreational

building at 108 Main Street North. • $341,000 condominium on Bradley Street on South Hill. • $180,000 apartment on Maplewood Drive in West Park subdivision. • $375,000 for a restaurant at 1250 Main North • $480,000 for a clinic at 28 Highland Road near the hospital. • $240,000 for alterations to the Y day care at 679 Hall Street West. •$450,000 for an office building at 24 Main Street North. Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@

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On the Front Porch by Wanda Smith

Larissa Kurz

Don’t Be a Fool Recently, I read an engaging children’s book titled Carry On, Mr. Bowditch; a John Newberry Medal winner. This historical novel is about a young man who excelled in mathematics but was forced to quit school to help his father in the family business during hard economic times. Written by Jean Lee Latham, this book is based on the life of the real Nathaniel Bowditch who wrote The American Practical Navigator, first published in 1772, also known as the Sailor’s Bible that is still in print today. There are countless examples in the book of Nat’s determination to persevere under hard times, persistence in learning difficult academic material and living his life in service to society. It is an incredibly riveting story that inspired me to develop strong character qualities that he displayed. In reading this novel, it gave me an appreciation of the life of a sailor. I have never had an interest in seas and sailing yet I grew in knowledge and great respect for those who sailed (and still sail) to deliver goods as well as protect our countries. In the days of Nathaniel Bowditch, there were many important jobs on ships. One of those essential jobs was the occupation of a “lamp trimmer.” Did you know the term “lights out” came from when the time was strictly enforced for candles and oil lamps to be distinguished at night as a precautionary measure against fire? Early on, whale oil was burned, which is likely what would’ve burned in Bowditch’s days. The lamp trimmer could never be lazy; he was a very knowledgeable seaman who walked in the utmost integrity, keeping the wicks trimmed and working in all situations. This brings me to thinking of the parable in the Word of God about the ten virgins. Read about it in Matthew 25:1-13. I woke up with this on my heart a few mornings ago. It was a loving warning and challenge to me (and to you) to renew our commitment to being led of the Spirit in these last days. Notice there were ten virgins (symbolizing that they all had made a commitment to be the Bride of Christ) but five of them were ill-prepared, not having enough oil when the Bridegroom showed up. (Those five virgins were called fools.) The Holy Spirit is symbolized by oil in the scriptures. We are to be wise; full of the Spirit in these last days... filled up each day; spending time in His presence, drawing from Him. These days are the last of the last days. These are the days we need to be able to hear the voice of God to know how to go about our day; how to live, where to go and even what words to speak. One of my life prayers is “Lord, have me at the right place doing the right things with the right people at the right time.” These are the days we need to keep the oil stores replenished (stay filled up with the Holy Spirit). Praying in the Spirit, reading the Word, meditating on His promises and walking by faith are all parts of our arsenal in these uncertain days. The Holy Spirit brings revelation (spiritual understanding) and gives us power to minister (spread the good news of Jesus). The time is near. Let’s be the five wise maidens who keep our lamps trimmed and burning. “This is the reason you should always stay awake and be alert, because you don’t know the day or hour when the Bridegroom will appear.” Matthew 25:13 The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.


Cineview series returns with five new films for 2020

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The Cineview film series organized by the Festival of Words is returning at the end of January with another round-up of carefully curated films for ticket-holders to catch. The series has been running for over 20 years, bringing in international and indie films that otherwise likely would not have shown at the local theatre. “We always try to get a variety of films,” said Amanda Farnel, operations co-ordinator at the Festival of Words. The winter series kicks off with Sometimes Always Never on Jan. 22, a detective fantasy meets family drama about a man whose search for his estranged son turns up a body and a need to reconnect with family. Next up is South Korean comedy-thriller Parasite on Feb. 5. The somewhat dark story follows a poor family as they each integrate themselves into the lives of a wealthy family, by posing as unrelated, skilled individuals in various positions. Parasite actually just took home the award for Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Golden Globes, the first South Korean film to do so in the history of the awards gala, which means it’s definitely a mustsee. “We were really excited to be able to get Parasite, people are saying it’s the movie of the year,” said Farnel. The series will continue on Mar. 4 with the Judy Gar-

January’s Performers Cafe begins another year of open mic nights Larissa Kurz

The Festival of Words’ monthly open mic night is continuing into the new decade, featuring an appearance by a Saskatchewan-based rapper as the headliner for the night. The Performers Cafe for this month will once again take place at Mitsu Sweet Cafe, on Jan. 30, with the mic open to the public beginning at 7 p.m. Most nights, the open mic plays witness to all kinds of writers, musicians, poets, magicians, and occasionally even comedians. The event is meant to be a safe, welcoming space for artists to share their work, build experience performing for an audience, and even network with each other. Following the open mic portion of the evening will be a performance from rapper Big Mo, a Regina artist who advocates for sobriety after his own journey through recovery. “We’re excited to bring in a hip-hop artist because it’s a really interesting chance for us to bring a new genre to our open mic,” said Amanda Farnel, operations coordinator at the Festival of Words.

The headliners at the monthly nights are artists chosen for their work, said Farnel. A selection committee takes a look at each artist’s work, especially if they’ve taken part in the open mic before, and selects a monthly headliner who they feel deserve a little extra spotlight. The Performers Cafe takes place on the last Thursday of each month and welcomes all artists in the community to join the evening — and it could be helpful to come a bit early to get a seat. “We have a really loyal crowd, and it’s usually a packed house every night,” said Farnel. “We usually have about 50 people show up, and 12 performers.” The Performers Cafe will continue on Feb. 27 with poet Imogen Rennie.


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land biopic starring Renée Zellweger. The film, titled Judy, details the final year of Garland’s career in Britain as her health worsens, interspersed with flashbacks to her beginnings as a child star. Zellweger also took home a Golden Globe this year for best actress in a drama motion picture, for her role as Judy Garland. Military Wives, playing on Apr. 8, tells the story of a group of British women whose husbands are serving overseas in Afghanistan. Upon forming a choir to help alleviate the absence of the men, the group becomes the centre of a global movement thanks to social media. The French film Il Pleuvait des Oiseaux — And The Birds Rained Down, in English — will close out the series on May 6. The story follows three elderly hermits living in the Quebec wilderness, who find their lives shaken by the arrival of two women and the ensuing questions about the area’s deadliest wildfire. The films in the Cineview series are all selected from the Toronto International Film Festival, and will all play at the Galaxy Cinema. Tickets for individual shows can be purchased for $10 in the theatre lobby before the movie, or a series pass for $30 can be purchased either from Post Horizon Booksellers or online through the Festival of Words website.

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New book on Roughriders sure to please all fans and history buffs

NORMAN JAMES WRIGHT Norman James Wright, age 75, passed away on Friday, January 3, 2020. He was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan to Edmund Wright and D o r o t h y ( n e e : We i g h t ) Wright. Norman married Joan Russel Dale on September 4, 1965. They raised two daughters, Robin and Rhonda. Norman was predeceased by his parents, Edmund Wright and Dorothy Wright; his wife, Joan Wright; his grandson, Cody Paradon; his granddaughter, Brooklyn Wallin; and some of his siblings. He is survived by his daughters, Robin Wallin and Rhonda Paradon; his grandchildren, Gerald Wallin, Amanda Wallin, Glen Wallin, Gordon Wallin, Jasmin Paradon and Sandra Paradon; as well as his siblings and many neices and nephews. A Graveside Service will take place at Rosedale Cemetery on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 2:00PM (Please gather outside the cemetery gates at 1:45PM). Reverend Dave Moore will officiate. In living memory of Norman a memorial planting will be made by Jones - Parkview Funeral Services. Please sign the memorial register at website: www.wjjonesandson. com or (Obituaries). Stephanie Lowe - Funeral Director

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Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express A new book about the Saskatchewan Roughriders is sure to please both hard core and casual fans alike, along with anyone interested in an important part of the province’s history. “100 Things Roughriders Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die,” by Regina Leader-Post sports editor Rob Vanstone, hit shelves late last year. In it, Vanstone assembles every essential fact, accomplishment and trivia about the team during its 110 years. He recalls every pivotal figure in team history, such as Neil (Piffles) Taylor and Ron Lancaster, and talks about important events, such as all four Grey Cup wins and The Little Miracle at Taylor Field. Every page is filled with entertaining tidbits and nuggets from one of the more humorous sports journalists out there. The book can be purchased from Chapters, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Triumph Books. Writing this type of book Vanstone wrote two other books about the Riders, which focused on the Grey Cup-winning teams of 1966 and 1989. He explained it was the publisher’s decision to create this type of fact book since it had done similar ones for other sports leagues and teams. However, the one void in its catalogue was for the Canadian Football League. Triumph Books, the Chicago-based publisher, approached Vanstone in early 2018 about writing it. He joked that it took him three minutes to say yes since he had to ask his wife for permission first. He also had to receive permission from the Leader-Post since he knew this would be a time-consuming project. “It struck me as something that would be a lot of fun,” he said. “I liked the fact I had a blank canvas. Anything I wanted to write that I deemed important in the history of nine chapters. Deciding in which order to put the stories the team — over 100 years — I had the licence to do that.” was as big of a challenge as deciding what should go in. Vanstone, 55, approached the project with so much enthu- The evolution of the game siasm that he generated 150 topics during his initial brain- Conducting research allowed Vanstone to see how football storm session. Since Triumph Books said he could have evolved. Changes began happening in the late 1920s and 10 to 20 sidebars, he was actually able to tell 120 stories. into the 1930s, with the forward pass beginning to appear. The manuscript had to be completed by February 2019, Vanstone couldn’t say in what year rugby turned into footso some stories had to be re-written quickly during that ball. However, more aspects of football began happening season due to changes on the team, such as the departure after the Second World War. It was in 1951 when Glenn of head coach Chris Jones. Dobbs arrived that the “real awakening of football” ocVanstone wanted to insert a chapter about Riders’ quarter- curred in Saskatchewan. back Cody Fajardo, but couldn’t due to deadline issues. He Favourite topic might insert such a chapter if the book is re-printed. While Vanstone had many favourite topics in the book, Digging up the facts he singled out the chapter on legendary quarterback Ron “I really liked digging into the stuff from the inception of Lancaster. Specifically, Lancaster’s final game played in the team and those early years,” he continued, “because 1978 in Edmonton. it was new to me in the sense I hadn’t written about it be- After being booed at Taylor Field — his last home game fore.” ever — the week before, Lancaster came into the EdmonSince his book about the 1966 Grey Cup team spanned ton game in the fourth quarter and engineered one of his from 1951 to 2008, and the book on the 1989 Grey Cup famous comebacks. Since it was his last game ever, fans at team spanned from 1976 to 1989, he immersed himself in Commonwealth Stadium cheered him enthusiastically and as much team lore as he could from that time. With this wanted to see him play. book, he went back in history to learn about the team’s Vanstone was in Edmonton with his mother to see that beginnings. game, so it has a special place in his heart. His mom died Interesting things he discovered were the team was sup- this past December, but not before proofreading chapters posed to be a rowing club; the jerseys changed colour reg- and reading a final copy. ularly; the name changed often, and; the team played on A cast of characters five different fields until settling at Taylor Field. Many people with whom Vanstone spoke for the book What Vanstone found most interesting was how the first were all co-operative, he said. While he conducted dozens Regina Rugby Club game was played on Oct. 1, 1910 — of new interviews with players and coaches, he also pulled 110 years ago — in Moose Jaw against the Tigers at the quotes from previous stories, columns and books he wrote baseball grounds. In fact, Regina and Moose Jaw were the about the Riders. only two teams in the league that year. They played each Some of the people he singled out were “class act” Darian other four times and Moose Jaw won all four contests. Durant; Rob Bagg, who overcame several knee injuries to Those baseball grounds were located in Crescent Park help the Riders win the 2013 Grey Cup; and Neil (Piffles) where the library and art gallery now are. Taylor’s grandchildren, who explained how their grandfa“I just thought that was really cool that the first game was ther received his nickname. in Moose Jaw — where I met my wife,” he laughed. “I am a Rider history nerd,” said Vanstone. “I’ve written The breadth of history so much about Rider history, probably too much. I still While Vanstone’s previous two books had a precise focus, think it’s 1965 some days.” this book was non-linear and had no overarching chronol- Vanstone was pleased with how the book turned out, esogy, he said. With “100 Things …” he wrote chapter 81 — pecially since it was a different writing challenge. There on Ray Elgaard — before he wrote chapter 6 (on the new were no glaring omissions that jumped out at him after Mosaic Stadium). Furthermore, many of the chapters were reviewing the book. linked to players who wore that particular jersey number. “It’s a fun little book. It captures the spectrum of Roughrid“I had to consider everything that had ever happened in ers’ history pretty well. I liked this one because there is so Rider history,” he said. much in it. There is lots about the early years,” he added. Vanstone prioritized the first 10 chapters so they would “If you’re looking for something to give a good overview draw in readers. He struggled with what chapter 1 — the of 110 years, it should be in there.” 2013 Grey Cup win — should be, followed by the next

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GOOD FOOD BOX – Hunger in Moose Jaw, contact Kathleen Dempkey 306.693.0754: Now accept debit and credit card payments. 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. AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL MOOSE JAW GROUP will meet to sign letters and learn about actions that are urgent on January 14th at 7:00 p.m. in St. Andrew’s United Church, 60 Athabasca St. W. For more information call 306.693.8739. 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. 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 306-692-5773 for information. WDM VOLUNTEER BLITZ will be held on Saturday, January 18th at 2:00 p.m. 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 (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


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COSMO BRIDGE LEAGUE WED. JAN. 15 -1pm/ MON. JAN. 20 -1pm. Cost $2pp. includes prizes COSMO FLOOR SHUFFLEBOARD WED. JAN. 15 -1pm/ MON. JAN. 20 -1pm. Cost $2pp includes prizes LIBERTE DANCE WED. JAN. 15 -5:30pm/ TUES. JAN. 21 - 5:30pm COSMO LINE DANCE WITH DONNA THURS. JAN. 16 10am. Cost $3pp SCRABBLE FRI. JAN. 17 -1pm COSMO MINI BRIDGE TOURNAMENT FRI. JAN. 17 -1pm. Cost $5pp includes snacks & prizes COSMO SOCIAL DANCE SAT. JAN. 18 -7:30pm. BAND: Dennis Ficor. Cost 15pp includes lunch COSMO H & F CANASTA MON. JAN. 20 -7pm. Cost $2pp includes prizes COSMO JAM SESSION TUES. JAN. 21 - 9:30am. Cost $2pp FRIENDSHIP BRIDGE TUES. JAN. 21, 7pm. Cost $2pp includes prizes ARMY NAVY AND AIR FORCE VETERANS, 279 High St. W. Phone 306.693.1656. ANAVETS Wednesday, we do Bingo’s at Leisure Time Bingo. Come on out and Support Us! Thursday- Friendship Crib @ 1:30pm. Everyone Welcome! Pool Fun League Starts @ 7pm. Everyone Welcome! Friday Afternoon Fun Shuffleboard @ 1:30 pm. Everyone Welcome! All our sports are fun leagues, so no commitment come play when you can. Saturday Afternoon Fundraiser Meat Draw Starts @ 4:30. Everyone Welcome! Valentine’s Dinner and Dance Friday February 14th 6pm-12am. Supper will be Roast Beef, Mash Potatoes, Yorkshire, Gravy, Vegetables, Salads and Dessert. Price: Members- $20/Non Members $25/ Music - Harry Startup Tickets MUST be purchased in advance by Feb 11th. Hall Rentals; give us a call! SCRAPS HAS MANY ADOPTABLE CATS. They are vaccinated, spayed and neutered and have tattoo identification. If you have a forever home for one of these superstar kitties, please call SCRAPS cat line at 306.684.9048. INFORMED CHOICES PREGNANCY CENTRE is hosting a support group for those who have experienced perinatal (miscarriage and stillbirth) and infant loss every first Wednesday evening of each month at 679 Hall St. W at 7pm. It is open to women and men for sharing, understanding and support as a walk through a grief journey that is unique and often misunderstood. FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES 3395, 561 Home St. W, Moose Jaw. Monday Night Crib 7:00pm Everyone welcome. Wednesday Night Darts 7:30 pm Live Music every Friday and Saturday night ELKS FUNDRAISER MEAT DRAW RAFFLES are held every Friday evening at 5:30 PM in the Legion lounge. There are eight chances to win meat, a teddy bear draw and a 50-50 draw. It’s a great way to start the weekend! Funds raised support Elks projects. FLK TAOIST TAI CHI SOCIETY invites you to join in to practice the art of Taoist Tai Chi. Beginner Classes each Wednesday 6:00-7:00pm and each Saturday 11:00 am- 12:00 noon at St. Andrews Social Hall - 60 Athabasca St. Call Elaine (306)693-9034 or email LINE DANCING CLASSES every Monday from 10-11:30am at Church of Our Lady, 566 Vaughn St. Cost $3 per class. Everyone welcome. For more information call Donna Douglas @306.692.7365. MOOSE JAW CONCERT BAND: If you play an instrument, you are welcome to join the Moose Jaw Concert Band. Rehearsals are Thursdays at 7:15 p.m. in the Vanier Collegiate Band room. If you need more info, please e-mail . ASPERGER’S PEER SUPPORT GROUP FOR ADULTS meets at Moose Jaw Public Library the last Monday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Come and share ideas, experiences and have some fun. For more info call CMHA at 306.692.4240.

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