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PRISM Awards see record number of nominations Total of 36 nominees for 2020 awards celebrating women of Moose Jaw business Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

When the Business Women of Moose Jaw held their first PRISM Award ceremony seven years ago, they had little idea of how large and important to the community the event would become. The awards – which honour women in the city and surrounding area who show Perseverance, are Role Models, Influential, Successful or a Mentor, hence PRISM – held their unveiling ceremony on Friday evening at Temple Gardens, revealing 36 women who had been nominated across the five categories, while also showing off the jewellery they’ll be receiving both as nominees and winners. “This year we’ve had the most nominees we’ve ever had,” said event organizer Crystal Froese. “It’s been increasing every year; women tend to be in the background but tonight is a chance to show what women are accomplishing in our city and the surrounding area. “People are looking around now and seeing women who are doing good things in the community and saying to themselves, ‘you know what, I’m going to nominate them next year’. So, people are actually starting to think about that, which is really wonderful to see, too.” Each nominee received a special bracelet designed by Fifth Avenue Collection, featuring cushion cut spherical beads, in the color of vitrail, or ‘brilliant art. The bracelet also features a charm in the silhouette of a butterfly signifying transformation, love, prosperity, and a positive attitude. The necklace features a unique twopart design, beginning with a 28inch rose gold chain and Swarovski prism, with six round-cut aurora borealis beads and Swarovski stud-

ded heart. The second part includes an 18-inch rose gold chain and a rose gold plate stating the word ‘Strength’. Both the necklace and bracelet were specially designed by Fifth Avenue with a focus on creating a unique piece of jewellery for PRISM nominees and winners alike. “All our jewellery we manufacture ourselves and this particular design could have been put with any stone, but we wanted that prism with all the colours and to have that effect,” explained Dale Pinel with Fifth Avenue. “We have a lot of philanthropy we do with our company, but this is a really important one to us because we’re generally a woman-based company and for something like this going to such a great organization, we couldn’t not do it.” The honours carry with them special significance, as Froese – a nominee and winner in 2019 – can attest to. “I get compliments on it all the time,” she said. “The thing about a necklace like this, women wear it with a certain sort of pride. It’s not a recognition that hangs on your wall or sits on your shelf, and these are one of a kind, you can’t just buy one of these. So when you see another woman wearing one of these, it’s like ‘she’s a PRISM award winner’ and that’s pretty special.” The award winners will be honoured at the Spring PRISM Awards Gala, which will take place on Saturday, March 7 at the Macoun Lounge at Sask Polytechnic. Tickets are $85 each or a table of eight for $600. All proceeds go to Moose Jaw Transition House. More information can be found and tickets can be purchased at www.businesswomenmoosejaw. com/prism-awards-2020.

The nominees each received a special bracelet and the winners of the various PRISM award categories will receive a specially designed necklace.

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The Spelling Bee and Beeyond: A Spelling Bee that’s FUNd Raising for Literacy For Moose Jaw Express

Come spend a light-hearted evening of orthographic prowess, some chuckles, a little heckling from the peanut gallery and a lot of fun at the 3rd annual Moose Jaw Wakamow Rotary Spelling Bee and Beeyond. The annual event is held right in the middle of Family Literacy Week and is a Rotary project held to raise money for children’s literacy projects in Moose Jaw. It takes place on Thursday, January 30th at the Art Museum Theatre at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door. The rival teams of adults from the business community, school divisions and service clubs play with vim and vigour in accurately spelling words, gaining points if they are able, with the

overall team of two taking home top prize. Again this year, good-natured Glenn Hagel will be emceeing the event and said, “This is also the opportunity to introspectively challenge your own spelling attributes, without having to do it on stage in front of a bunch of people in the audience, just like you. Only you will know what you were thinking… unless you choose to tell your neighbour. You will also help choose the spelling bee teams’ creative definitions. “As MC, it will be my job to treat a serious high stakes competition (There’s a trophy!) … well, not too seriously.” The hope is that everyone comes out to support literacy in Moose Jaw; families are welcome.

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Come and join the fun as rival adult business, school divisions, andd service club service club teams battle each other to win the third annual spelling bee. Thank you for helping us raise money to promote children’s literacy in Moose Jaw. It should be a fun event for all participants, supporters and audience. Tickets: $20.00 May be purchased at the door.


By Ron Walter For Moose Jaw Express

Penny mine explorer faces challenge with promising property One of the best places to find a new mine is a region once bustling with mines. That is the strategy behind exploration efforts by Vancouver-based Sienna Resources. Looking for strategic metals like cobalt, nickel, palladium and platinum, Sienna acquired 9,513 acres of mineral leases in lower Sweden in the Bergslagen mining district with mines dating back to the 1800s. The leases, acquired in 2017, have since been expanded to 12,733 acres with 16 historic mines on site. Four of the old mines were cobalt mines with copper/ nickel byproduct. Twelve were nickel mines with copper/ cobalt byproduct. Aside from improving prospects for mine-finding, Sienna has located in a stable, mining-friendly political jurisdiction. Valued at a mere $2.5 million on the TSX Venture Exchange, Sienna has a significant drawback raising money to explore the property. The only prudent way to raise capital is by sale of shares. With a recent share price of four cents and year high of seven cents shareholder interests are severely diluted by new share issues. In 2018, the company raised $2.5 million, with another

$500,000 in 2019. It had $609,000 of that left in September last year. Electromagnetic surveys have discovered a massive sulphide mineral body hosting the sort of minerals Sienna wants to mine. The sulfide mineral body is just over 14 feet thick starting at a depth of 520 feet. One drill hole through 40 feet returned nickel/copper/ cobalt/platinum/palladium values worth $236US a tonne, assuming 100 per recovery of the metals. One drill hole doesn’t make a company but makes following the company worthwhile for speculators wth a huge appetite for risk. President Jason Gigliotti, a former principal of Canaccord, the Canadian securities firm, is president of MGK Consulting, a provider of accounting in Kenya and a director of Everest Ventures, a Hong Kong-related digital fintech firm. Three of the four directors are linked to Everest Ventures. None of them has any mining experience, raising the possibility of amateurs in the hard-nosed mining business: a red flag, if ever there was one. Hopefully the strategy involves developing some reserves then entering a sale or partnership with an established miner.

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




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Regina author’s newest book explores the family experience of Alzheimer’s Larissa Kurz

Author Ryshia Kennie wrote her latest novel The Tears We Never Cried based on her very real experience with a family member’s Alzheimer’s and dementia, although she wanted to approach the topic with a new message. “I just wanted to tell the story that they’re still people, they’re still enjoying life, they’re still there in just a different kind of way,” said Kennie. “They are people with lives and paths and histories, and purpose in society still.” The main character of the fiction novel is Cassandra, a Regina woman who is suddenly called to the police station one day to pick up her mother, Jessica — the moment where Cassie realizes that her mother has fast-moving Alzheimer’s and both of their lives will have to drastically change. Kennie’s novel follows the family-of-two’s journey with the disease, the ways it affects their own lives and the lives of those around them, but Kennie purposefully focuses the narrative on their mother-daughter relationship. The idea came from Kennie’s own family, as she reflected on her father’s diagnosis

of Alzheimer’s and how her mother became his caretaker, as well as her motherin-law’s diagnosis of the same disease. “That’s where the heart and emotion came from, seeing it in real life,” said Kennie. “Everybody’s journey is different. I didn’t think what I wrote was going to be the same as anybody else’s [experience] but I think there’s parts of it, the grieving of it, the letting go, that just kind of is common to it all.”

“They are people with lives and paths and histories, and purpose in society still.” -Author Ryshia Kennie As she was writing the book, Kennie knew it was an emotional topic and the reviews she’s received so far have only confirmed how readers can connect with the character’s experience. It wasn’t necessarily her intention to write a deeply emotional story, said Kennie, especially as she wanted to focus more on the journey that occurs between Cassie and her mother and the beauty of discov-

ering each other’s history. “What I was trying to do with the book was kind of not make it emotional, make it like this was happening but they were still living life. They were still enjoying it together. She got to know her mother in different ways because Mom was changing and secrets emerged from the past,” said Kennie. The Tears We Never Cried is a small step in a new direction for Kennie, who has written several romance and adventure novels in the past, but it maintains her usual flair. “There’s still a romance that runs through the story,” said Kennie. “It’s kind of a subplot, it laces through but it’s a minor part of the book. . . It’s also something that keeps the book from being so completely bleak.” It is also her first novel set in her home of Regina, which was a new experience for her as an author. The Tears We Never Cried released earlier in December, which was timed perfectly as it made the novel available during national Alzheimer’s Awareness Month this January.

Ryshia kennie: Author Ryshia Kennie, winner of Regina’s Writing Award in 2011. (supplied)

More information about Kennie and her previous novels is available on, and The Tears We Never Cried is currently available to order online through Amazon as well as Barnes & Noble.

REFLECTIVE MOMENTS If you’re attending, please bring diapers

It has been many years since attendance at a baby shower has loomed in my future. But it appears that around the Easter weekend, there may or may not be a shower of some sort to welcome a tiny newcomer. And there is a tentative invitation to attend if the shower proceeds. Joyce Walter Immediately I began thinking For Moose Jaw Express about possible gifts and trips to the baby sections of local shops and markets. Housemate, I figured, would likely come along to squeeze all the toys that squeaked and squawked and to shake whatever rattles were displayed on the shelves. I know one establishment that offers a variety of baby-related items that could be suitably engraved to mark the date and time of the momentous arrival. But alas, it seems this shower that may or may not happen, will be dominated by diapers, it being referred to as a “diaper shower.” A what? A diaper shower, the message read. A back and forth with the grandma-to-be indicated that Google would be the best source for finding out all about a diaper shower. And so the research began in anticipation of this possible Easter weekend event. It seems the idea for this kind of party was originally “for the guys” and the event would include beer and a barbecue with each guest showing up with a box of disposable diapers, any size, for the dad. There would be not specific

shower games but it is likely there might be some touch football, some tall tales and other things guys do when they gather. Then the idea was advanced so that the gathering would be similar in nature to showers of old, where the ladies were the predominant attendees, although it is possible the guys might still be outside or in another room. One of the drawing cards for a women’s event is a diaper raffle shower. If I bring one box of diapers I would receive one ticket for a draw on a major prize. Two boxes would get me two tickets and so on and so on. The prize is not listed but it had better be worthwhile for a quick check of on-line prices has a range of $18.99 to $89.99, depending on the brand, size and configuration of the purchase. Those dreaded games are still a part of diaper showers for the ladies. Some architectural and engineering skills will be required for one of them: building a throne from boxes of diapers upon which the mom will sit for the duration of the party. Hopefully the baby will be safely tucked away in a cradle or bassinet just in case the throne should topple. Then there is the diapering the doll race and notes to be written on diapers so parents will feel loved at midnight when they read the messages from their friends and relatives. And finally, there is a game in which melted candy bars are placed in a diaper, perhaps as a signal of something that all parents will face for a couple of years in the future. I could not bear to do further research on this par-


ticular game. For crafty persons, there could be contests in construction of diaper cakes, diaper bouquets and diaper wreaths. It appears that while new parents would certainly welcome gifts of diapers in all sizes, storage might be a problem if the family lives in an apartment or smaller house. In that case, would gift cards for diapers be a suitable substitution? Even though “diaper showers” are considered the new with-it social gathering, I rather like the idea of showing up with something the babe might actually keep for longer than a few hours, once his or her business has been completed. I’m pondering a box of personalized bibs, some rattles, an engraved spoon, a squeaky toy — gifts that might get me escorted out by security. But at least Housemate would have fun rattling the rattles and making the toys squeak before the fact. Joyce Walter can be reached at The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.




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I have been musing over a number of issues associated with city council. Got a media release from the City of Moose Jaw dated January 14th titled “Remunerations Review for Elected Officials to Include Public Consultation: and a few lines in it that read “Moose Jaw residents are invited to have their feelings on the subject known at a special meeting of the review panel on Joan Ritchie Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020.” EDITOR Rather funny to me that council is now deeming the public’s opinions noteworthy, seeing that for most of the past three years the public and media have been closed-out from council deliberations held behind closed-doors where important decisions were made with taxpayers’ money. Another interesting aspect; I’m wondering how the general public would know about this opportunity to have their feelings known as it wasn’t advertised? I reiterate what I wrote in my editorial in the January 1st issue of the Express, “This coming November is D-day for Moose Jaw’s mayor and councillors, hoping to be re-elected. It is the majority of the same people that are taxpayers and haven’t been allowed a voice in any of the decisions that City Hall has made this past year and longer that will again be voting… When did Moose Jaw stop being administrated by the City but rather controlled by the City Council and administration?” Didn’t anyone notice during the airing of city council budget at the end of 2019 that city council seemingly used control to reinforce an agenda that I personally deem as biased? Why would they have an RBC senior commercial account manager make a presentation that was favourable to the city regarding what they are doing or want to do with the city coffers? Was it not to reinforce an agenda? Did you know the city of Moose Jaw pays RBC 340K annually to play city taxpayer’s money on the stock market? As the coffers at City Hall were presented to be in totally great shape and the borrowing rates presently low, the idea that maybe they should borrow more money to develop new infrastructure for this city that has seen very little growth in the last 90 years, or maybe borrow a little more money to play on the stocks for an unsure windfall might seem like not a bad idea??? Not what a lot of people think is a great idea in such an uncertain economic climate within the province and beyond. Another example of a seemingly biased agenda at the same airing was the fluoridation issue, Where the city had Dr. Olanrewaju Medu, who has only lived in this province for a month present information about the benefits of fluoridation, when there is so much documented proof as to the health hazards of fluoridation available out there too. Does this not seem like biased propaganda that the city is propagating? Shouldn’t there have been someone presenting a balanced conversation so to allow taxpayers the opportunity to make up their own minds as to what they want, rather than just validating a seemingly biased agenda?

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Chamber of Commerce selects nominees for Group and Citizen of the Year awards Larissa Kurz

The Chamber of Commerce has finalized the nominee list for the upcoming Citizen of the Year and Group of the Year Awards presentation on Jan. 28, after receiving nomination submissions from the public. This year, 18 nominees will be featured for their extensive volunteer work within the community. Each nominee has made significant contributions to improve the community, both social and economic, and one award will be given to an individual citizen and one award to a group. This year, the nominees for Citizen of the Year include: • Bruce Wilms, for his work on the Rob Nash project and advocacy for mental health support for youth • Deann Little, for her extensive volunteer work with the Moose Jaw & District Food Bank • Gabriella Hill, for her extra efforts in patient care and staff advocacy at the South Hill Medical Clinic • Harvey & Star Parker, for their volunteer work with Meals on Wheels and other seniors services • Krystal Chow, for her volunteer work with groups including the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, Jump Start, the Moose Jaw Booster Club, kids football camps, and more • Patrick Boyle, for his work as the past-president of the Minor Hockey Association • And Rudy Fast, for his ongoing volunteer work to clean up litter around the entire city.

The nominees for Group of the Year include Born 2 Dance, the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital Auxilliary, Friends of the Library, Moose Jaw Families for Change, Moose Jaw Festival of Dance, Moose Jaw Food Bank, Moose Jaw International Medical Mission, Moose Jaw Music Festival Committee, SCRAPS, the staff at the Maguire Centre, and Running Wild Rescue. Although not every nominee can take home the award, the presentation event is meant to highlight their work for public awareness and celebrate the hard work of local volunteers. Chamber CEO Rob Clark is always proud to present a new list of nominees for the service awards each year, as it showcases the good things happening within the community. “We have 18 new hometown heroes in Moose Jaw who are going to be recognized, and they deserve it. They should all win, but they’ll all be congratulated and thanked immensely at our event,” said Clark. The Moose Jaw Heritage Advisory Committee Awards will also be handed out at the presentation. The Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year and Group of the Year Awards will be presented on Jan. 28 at the Heritage Inn. Tickets are available to the public for $30 and can be purchased from the Chamber office until Jan. 24.

Taken at the Moro River (1943) during an earlier battle. The crossing was built by the 3rd Field Company of the Royal Canadian Engineers. (DND Photo)

WWII in Italy - Moose Jaw Man Wounded Prepared by Richard Dowson, Moose Jaw, SK

This wonderfully shocking account of being wounded appeared in the Moose Jaw Times Herald, on Saturday, January 27, 1945

“Dull Shock and You Black Out,” Says Signalman McKay

“When a soldier gets hit by shrapnel, ‘There is a dull shock and then you black out,’ says Signalman W. G. McKay of 1036 Donald (Probably McDonald Street) Street, Moose Jaw, who was one of a party of returning servicemen from overseas who reached Regina on Friday. “And Signalman McKay should know for he experienced a sledgehammer blow when wounded in an Italian ditch trying to escape dive bombers. “This Moose Jaw soldier was a member of the 1st Canadian Division Signals with the Canadian Army in Italy. Bomb fragments struck him in the left thigh and the chest and he was in hospital for a long time after that. ‘They take good care of you there,’ said Signalman McKay, referring to hospital treatment. “Regarding the dive bombers which proved his undoing

the soldier said, ‘I saw three of them come screaming down out of the heavens. I tried to get into a ditch like the others. I made two leaps and a bound and was caught in mid-air. We were repairing some wireless equipment when Jerry spotted us, dropped in on a visit and tried to lay some eggs on us. It’s strange, I didn’t seem the least bit frightened. I just figured this was it and headed for the ditch.’” Editor At the time he was wounded the 1st Canadian Division Signals (Royal Canadian Corps of Signals) was on the Adriatic side of northern Italy and participating in ‘Operation Olive’. They began attacking the German ‘Gothic Line’, a string of heavily fortified defences along the northern part of Italy, in September 1944. He was probably wounded in the early fall of 1944 during the advance on the Gothic Line. By January 1945 the fighting slowed until a new offensive was started in the spring along the Senio River where Canadians took heavy casualties. Canadians who fought through Italy were often called, “D-Day Dodger” because they did not land and fight through Europe. It was a tongue in cheek comment. Everyone knew the fight though Italy was a vicious, searing affair. In the early stages of the Italian Campaign Fight Lieutenant Rex Probert of Alder Avenue, Moose Jaw, was flying a Spitfire against the Germans and Italians. His was one of the first fighter aircraft to land in Sicily. He shot down one Italian airplane and he, himself was shot down, landing in the Mediterranean. He was rescued by a single engine flying boat called a Walrus. Lucky Wilson, who lived in Moose Jaw in his later years, was with the armoured division in Italy before being transferred to Holland theatre, as were many other Moose Jaw veterans.

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Local missionary shares experience of supplying aid in African countries Larissa Kurz

Joyce Lindsay brought with her a collection of statues, walking sticks, and other pieces that she collected while living overseas in various African countries when she made an appearance at Crestview Manor. The collection was just a visual aid to spark questions after she had finished her presentation on the missionary work she and her late husband Andy had taken part in throughout their lives. Lindsay lived in several different African countries, working with Christian aid organizations to establish medical resources for those suffering from diseases like leprosy, tuberculosis, and HIV. Her presentation covered the journey the Lindsay’s undertook that led them to their first overseas mission in 1986, an opportunity that Lindsay was offered through her work as a receptionist at the Canadian Bible College in Regina and her interest in overseas aid. “We had talked about going overseas with [non-government organizations] but had never thought of working with a mission as we had no bible training,” said Lindsay. “[But] World Relief came one day to talk to the students, as they often did . . . and a week later we were offered a position in either Pakistan or Sudan to open an office.” The opportunity took the Lindsay’s to a refugee camp on the Sudan border near Ethiopia, where they worked to provide medical aid, rehabilitate water wells, and create sustainable food sources. They were later able to begin their work to open a leprosy aid office in Sudan, before doing the same type of work in Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and Uganda from the late 1980s into the mid-1990s. Lindsay shared a number of experiences, including her

Since returning to Saskatchewan in 2000, Lindsay has given a presentation like this only three times, with the last one occurring in 2008. “They just wanted to know all the places I’ve been and what I did there, and they just were very interested in hearing about it,” said Lindsay. Lindsay was open to any questions that came her way after the presentation and hoped that her audience understood how satisfying it was to be able to offer whatever help she could in those years. “We liked working for people and with people,” said Lindsay, of the experience. “I think we’ve done enough work, and now maybe [my stories can inspire some] or they’ll tell their kids or their grandkids.”

Part of Joyce Lindsay’s collection of items from her time spent living in Africa. husband being briefly arrested in Sudan, how some of those they worked with called them “mom and dad,” and how they eventually left the continent in 1993 after the U.S. declared Sudan a terrorist nation and missionaries were given 48 hours to leave. Throughout her story, she had residents of Crestview Manor stand to model some of the outfits that Lindsay had worn while she lived in each country. The Linsday’s worked with several different organizations, including The Leprosy Mission from Britain and Germany as well as Mercy Corps. Upon returning to Canada, they also worked with Samaritan’s Purse, with the Operation Christmas Child shoebox campaign.

Chicken noodle soup, Vicks VapoRub, garlic in a glass of milk, putting an onion in your sock, ginger, honey, echinacea…these are some of the common by Dr. Steven (and not-so-common) remHeidinger, Moose edies that people have tried over the years to solve the Jaw Chiropractor common cold. Here are some of the facts regarding the common cold from the American Lung Association: -The common cold is a minor infection of the nose and throat caused by over 200 different types of viruses, -it’s one of the more common reasons why patients visit their doctor, -adults average 2 to 4 colds per year and young children average 6 to 8 per year, -the viruses are highly contagious, -the rhinovirus is the most common type of virus causing the common cold. For something that is so common, there is still no gold standard treatment or prevention, which is probably the reason why there have been so many folk remedies documented over the centuries. Searching the literature for reliable research on natural remedies for treating the common cold shows a decent number of studies for something that is readily available in a large variety of fruits and vegetables. Quercetin has been shown to have a positive effect in the treatment of the common cold. Quercetin is a flavonoid, which is a compound found in fruits and vegetables, also referred to as phytochemicals. Many flavonoids are considered to have multiple health benefits and are the main reason why fruits and vegetables are just simply good for us. While Quercetin is not unique in its benefits, it is one flavonoid scientifically proven to limit the replication of a variety of respiratory viruses, including influenza, parainfluenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and the common cold-causing rhinovirus. While there is an immune-biochemical explanation that is quite detailed, it can be simply said that Quercetin not only blocks the virus, but it also enhances your own immune system. All good news, especially from the months September through to March. Common foods higher in Quercetin include blueberries, cranberries, kale, broccoli, and green tea. Quercetin can also be commonly found in local health food stores as a supplement. Good news too is that, in the studies I looked at, no side effects were reported in those taking the recommended dosages. Maybe Q should be added to the C you may already be taking when you get the sniffles.

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Pork plant to pay fine of $60K after employee injured Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

The Thunder Creek Pork Plant will pay a fine of $60,000 after an employee was injured after falling from a tall height.

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Act. As part of a joint submission between the Crown and defence, the company will pay the main fine of $42,857.15 and a 40-per-cent surcharge of $17,142.85. Background The company contacted Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) on July 18, 2018, after an employee was injured on the job, explained Crown prosecutor Sandeep Bains. Besides his regular duties, the employee, then 65, was also responsible for handling the disposal of hogs after autopsies were performed on them. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) showed up at the plant to conduct post-mortems after 11 hogs had arrived deceased. The CFIA chose three hogs on which to conduct autopsies to determine why they had died. Once finished, the CFIA left the carcasses on the floor and asked the employee to dispose of the bodies. The employee put two carcasses on a forklift and then raised the forks so he could dispose of the bodies into a receptacle, said Bains. He had to climb a ladder and stand on top of the bin — without fall protection — in order to pull the carcasses into an opening. As the man was pulling, the ties around the hooves slipped off and “he took a tumble” onto the concrete floor nearly 11 feet below, Bains continued. The employee bruised his left knee, left foot, and right elbow, while his right knee was swollen. He required surgery on his right leg, which included the installation of a T-plate and seven screws. While the employee — now 67 — returned to work in January 2019, he will need another surgery on Jan. 20, 2020 to remove the screws and plate since have come loose, said Bains. “He hopes to be back at work in February. Let’s hope for the best,” the Crown prosecutor said. The Thunder Creek Pork Plant conducted a safety assessment in April 2018 to deal with such issues and brought in the changes in August 2018, which included using a

basket to reach the top of the receptacle, having fall protection in place, and purchasing a tall ladder. Bains added that it was unfortunate this accident had to occur for the company to make the changes. Corporate remorse Defence lawyer John Agioritis informed Judge Daryl Rayner that plant manager Steve Mah was in the courtroom as a representative of parent company Donald’s Fine Foods. Mah’s presence, said Agioritis, is “evidence and the manifestation of corporate remorse,” while the company also takes this seriously and regrets that the accident happened. This accident was the result of a “confluence of factors,” Agioritis said. Autopsies on hogs are normally done outside, but since it was July and the temperature was more than 30 degrees Celsius, they were performed inside. Furthermore, since the carcass receptacle was in a room, the employee was unable to tip the forklift’s forks into the bin. There was also no written procedure for handling this situation. There are 250 employees who work at the plant and this particular employee had worked there before and had received training, said Agioritis. The company agrees there was no fall protection but has now rectified that. “There was a gap in the system and it will never happen again,” he said. Some changes now include conducting all autopsies outside, installing a beam to which employees can attach safety harnesses, and purchasing a safety ladder. All of these new safety measures cost $96,500. Agioritis pointed out the company visited the employee in the hospital and even brought him food from a barbecue. The employee is now back at work — until his surgery — on modified duties. The judge accepted the joint submission, adding this was a significant injury, which will likely make it more difficult for the employee to recover from due to his age.

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Saskatchewan saw a year of strong job growth in 2019, according to new Statistics Canada data. Saskatchewan saw an increase of 10,400 jobs from 2018. December 2019 also marked the 17th consecutive month of job growth on a year-over-year basis. This is an indication that in spite of challenges in 2019, Saskatchewan has a robust, diverse and growing economy. Cutting red tape and modernizing regulations are important to keep our economy growing. In fact, growing small businesses and reducing government red tape are among the 20 actions in our government’s new Growth Plan to create 100,000 new jobs in the next decade. This week is Red Tape Awareness Week. Launched by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, and recognized by the Government of Saskatchewan, Red Tape Awareness Week aims to reduce the unnecessary regulation and red tape that costs business, residents and governments millions of dollars and thousands of hours in lost time every year. Throughout my career, I worked in small businesses and served on the Saskatchewan Government Red Tape Reduction committee for five years. I have seen how reducing red tape makes such a difference to businesses and am

pleased with the progress being made in Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan received the highest ‘A’ grade ranking by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business in their 2019 national Red Tape Report Card. They recognized Saskatchewan for its ongoing leadership in red tape reduction by setting clear targets as well as measuring and reporting the regulatory burden. Right off the start in 2020, Saskatchewan is reducing tape for businesses that file returns for the Provincial Sales Tax (PST), Liquor Consumption Tax (LCT), and Beverage Container Program. In addition, due dates for electronic filers are being extended. Effective April 1, 2020: • The threshold for annual filing of PST, LCT, and beverage container returns will increase to $4,800 (from $3,600); • The threshold for quarterly filing will increase to a range of $4,800 to $12,000 (from $3,600 to $7,200); and • The threshold for monthly filing will increase to $12,000 (from $7,200). Once the changes take effect, more than 4,600 Saskatchewan businesses will be able to file their returns less frequently. These changes will save Saskatchewan businesses more than 11 per cent of their administrative costs related to the filing of PST, LCT, and beverage container returns. The Government’s ‘Help Cut Red Tape’ web page is an easy, practical way to submit red tape headaches directly to the government and have them addressed. The web page offers an “always-on”, client-centred platform for citizens and businesses to report red tape irritants they

have encountered in the province. Each submission received from the public will be referred to the appropriate Government of Saskatchewan ministry, agency or Crown Corporation for effective follow up. Anytime is a good time to help cut red tape, but especially during Red Tape Reduction Week. I encourage you to visit the web page,, to share your ideas to help businesses , and our economy, grow.

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Central Lutheran Presents Cheque to Food Bank On January 12, Alan Dill, Missions Committee Chair at Central Lutheran Church, presented a cheque to Daycee Richardson, Chair of the Moose Jaw and District Food Bank on behalf of the congregation. The funds were raised at the Fall Fair Trade Festival held at Central Lutheran Church in conjunction with Ten Thousand Villages. The Fair Trade Festival has been held twice a year since 2013, with funds raised being earmarked for various charitable organizations in the city. Following the presentation, Daycee gave a brief presentation to the congregation on the work of the Moose Jaw and District Food Bank.

Sask. Ag Hall of Fame inductees announced By Ron Walter - For Moose Jaw Express

Six people were chosen for induction into the Saskatchewan Agriculture Hall of fame in April. They include three livestock breeders, one grain farmer, one animal welfare advocate and a federal politician. Gerry Ritz, the former Battlefords-Lloydminster MP, who was the minister of agriculture when the Canadian Wheat Board was dismantled, is the politician. Animal welfare advocate Adele Buettner’s leadership roles ranged from Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan to Agriculture in the Classroom and Saskatoon’s Prairieland Park. Bradwell farmer Jack Hay was instrumental in developing the Seeger Wheeler Pedigreed Seed Show. The livestock inductees include the first

farm couple ever in the hall of fame. The late Eileen and William Lamont from Maidstone were early promoters of the Speckle Park cattle breed, a breed that dates back to the first settlers in the Lloydminster region. The late John Fiege of Shellbrook promoted beef genetics around the world through involvement with the Hereford Association and was 1991 Canadian Cattleman of the year, Cattle producer and show judge Ted Serhienko is among those named. The six all contributed to community volunteer activities.

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Honest politician John Crosbie one of the last of his kind

Most voters expect their politicians will routinely lie to them. Not only do they expect lies and false promises during election campaigns, but they expect lies are told during the day-to-day course of affairs. To be fair, the democratic process, evolved from eras when was considered a mortal by Ron Walter lying sin, encourages falsehoods. Take the situation of an elected member confronted by a voter with a complaint or grievance. The elected member may know he/she can’t help the voter but will likely promise to consider the concern just to avoid offending a voter. Honest politicians are an endangered species if not near extinction. Canada lost a member from that endangered species when former federal cabinet minister John Crosbie died at age 88. The Newfoundland/Labrador politician, member of a wealthy family, never backed down when he could easily have lied. A municipal and provincial politician Crosbie started life

as a Liberal, joining the Progressive Conservatives the day Premier Joey Smallwood had his desk moved to the Opposition side. Smallwood didn’t want Crosbie, who created a provincial medicare plan in 1967, to succeed him. The Conservatives upset the Liberals, Crosbie held six different cabinet posts until 1976 when he won a federal seat, becoming an outspoken national character. As minister of fisheries the Newfoundland/Labrador MP had to meet with irate fishermen worried about the planned cod fishing moratorium that cost them their livelihood. In one of those angry meetings he blurted; “I didn’t take the fish from the G— Damn water, so don’t go abusing me.” No one had been as honest since Pierre Trudeau asked Prairie farmers: “Why should I sell your wheat?” The extent of Crosbie’s honesty was displayed in a retirement interview when Crosbie said: “I’ve always been honest, as honest as you can be in politics.” His sharp wit in debate caused controversy such as when he taunted Liberal Opposition critic Sheila Copps to “sit down baby.” His response to the media: “She can’t take a joke. You can’t take a joke. Nobody can take a joke.” Crosbie was often quoted: “I’d rather have a foot in my mouth than have a forked tongue.”

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In today’s world of political correctness, he would have had a hard time surviving. His chauvinistic comments aside Crosbie was one of the more “progressive” Conservatives. He tried to legislate a code of rights for the LGBTQ community, but was shot down by the PC caucus. He staunchly defended the candidacy of a gay PC. He convinced Prime Minister Brian Mulroney to buy a share of the Newfoundland/Labrador offshore oil field to get it running, a decision that has paid off in millions for Canadian taxpayers and development of an oil industry in the East. Mulroney fought and won an election on promises to negotiate a free trade deal with the U.S. but Crosbie first brought up the free trade idea in his run for the party leadership. Crosbie’s poor French was cited by critics for his loss in that race.They seem to have thrown away the mold after Crosbie the politician was born. What a shame!

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H o w to e nj oy h a m b u rg e r - l et u s c o u nt t h e w ay s ! By Joyce Walter For Moose Jaw Express

One of the most versatile ingredients to have in the freezer is a package of hamburger, or ground beef as it is more commonly called. Whether it is served in meat ball format, in a casserole, fashioned into patties to be placed inside a bun or formed into stuffing for cabbage rolls — hamburger meat is every homemaker’s reliable product. Today’s recipes come from the 1958 cookbook, 365 Ways to Cook Hamburger.

1/2 tsp. salt Mix the hamburger, sour cream, pepper, parsley and seasonings. Set aside. To make the stuffing, saute the copped onion and celery until soft. Add all other sauce ingredients and mix. Mix a third of the stuffing mixture with the hamburger mixture. Place half of the meat mixture in the bottom of a sprayed baking pan. Spread stuffing over meat and top with remaining meat mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Serves 4.

••• Sour Cream Stuffed Meat Loaf 1 lb. hamburger 1/2 cup sour cream 1/4 cup chopped green pepper 1 tbsp. parsley 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. pepper Stuffing: 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup chopped celery 1 1/2 cups bread crumbs 1/2 cup sour cream 1 egg, slightly beaten 1/4 cup chicken or beef stock 2 tbsps. butter, melted

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Place in a three quart casserole dish. Top with remaining cheese. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 30 minutes. Serve with garlic toast. Serves 6. ••• Chinese Hamburger Casserole 1 lb. hamburger 2 cups celery, sliced diagonally 1 pkg. frozen peas, thawed Sauce: 3/4 cup chopped onion 1 can cream of mushroom soup 2 tbsps. milk 2 tbsps. soy sauce 1/2 tsp. pepper Topping 1 cup crushed potato chips paprika Brown hamburger and place in bottom of a large casserole. Place celery on top of hamburger and top with peas. Mix the sauce ingredients and pour over the peas. Top with potato chips. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake at 375 degrees F for 30 minutes. Serves 6. Joyce Walter can be reached at





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

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

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

Problems with railroad crossing over Main Street concern councillor Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Motorists travelling south on Main Street over the railroad tracks have likely been swerving to avoid puncturing their tires due to a piece of track sticking up. Two orange construction signs have sat on either side of the road for several weeks, warning drivers to be careful as they cross the rail lines. This issue has become so unavoidable that it was raised during city council’s Jan. 13 regular meeting. Coun. Crystal Froese explained that she has received sev-

eral complaints about the railroad crossing near Canadian Tire. She pointed out this has become a bigger safety issue than before and wondered where this problem was on the list of projects that required repairs. “I don’t think that can be left any longer … ,” she said, while wondering when an answer could be received since this has been raised before. “The metal pieces are lifted right up off (the track). It’s a real danger to people’s tires and anyone driving over it.”

City administration can reach out to Canadian National Railway (CNR) to discuss the problem and remediate it, while the engineering department can see if there’s cold mix patching it can perform in the short-term, said engineering department director Josh Mickleborough. Another step the department can take is to conduct a hazard assessment, he added. If it becomes a significant issue, the department can also erect pylons and barricades.

Properties on Alder Avenue won’t be rezoned for commercial use Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Residents of Alder Avenue can breathe a little easier knowing a section of their street won’t be rezoned to allow for commercial businesses to expand into that area. A motion came to city council during its Jan. 13 regular meeting to amend the zoning bylaw to rezone the properties at 834 and 844 Alder Avenue to C2 high density commercial district from R3 high density residential district. Perhaps it was due to negative emails, the presence of nearly a dozen area residents in council chambers, or both, but council eventually voted against approving the zoning bylaw





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vacant. Other concerns included: • The safety of pedestrians if high density commercial is allowed on the block • Effects to street parking if a high demand business locates in that area • Increase in traffic after redevelopment • Effect on property values and the ability to sell adjacent properties • The ability to maintain housing around downtown if the commercial area expands “This neighbourhood has been around since the early 1920s, making it a neighbourhood full of heritage,” wrote Cal Carter. “Changing this space to be commercial would go against the majority of the people who live here. Thank you for your consideration in this matter because it matters to us as a community.” Leanne Stadnyk wrote that many businesses would not be beneficial to the area, while increased traffic would produce more noise than is already occurring from nearby shops. “The children in this area (also) get on and off the bus at the north corner of the block,” she added, “and we are worried for their safety if traffic were to increase, as well as the presence of more crime.”

Parking meters at city hall to be bagged for special needs committee meetings Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Members of the special needs advisory committee will no longer be forced to park blocks away from city hall when attending their monthly meetings. During its Jan. 13 regular meeting, city council voted to have a parking meter directly in front of city hall bagged on the evenings when the advisory committee meets, with the committee chair to contact the engineering department prior to the meeting to request that a parking meter be covered. “People have to park two blocks away. It’s a little ironic that a council committee looking at special needs puts its members through that,” said Coun. Scott McMann while presenting the motion. He added that this should alleviate the issues that committee members or residents with special needs have experienced in the past. According to the minutes from the committee’s December meeting, which were

presented during the council meeting, another issue the group discussed was how regular transit provided support to people in wheelchairs. In an email to the committee, chairman Mike Bachiu explained that he received a call from a resident who said a regular transit bus did not stop for her child who was in a wheelchair waiting at a bus stop. The mother spoke with Bachiu and wondered if that was a normal procedure when the bus was full and there was no room for a wheelchair. Steven Loptson, manager of transportation services, told the committee that if there is no space, the bus driver should stop to let the individual know the vehicle is full. In this situation, the bus driver should have advised the individual that the transit department would be notified to see if alternate arrangements could be made.

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City Hall Council Notes Funding grant to continue as long as paperwork updated, says province Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

The provincial government’s municipal revenue sharing grant composes nearly one-fifth of Moose Jaw’s revenues, so city hall is ensuring all necessary paperwork is updated so funding can continue to be received. The provincial government has provided this particular grant to Saskatchewan municipalities for many years. During the 2018-19 fiscal year, the Ministry of Government Relations began a review of the municipal revenue sharing program, according to a report to city council. The main changes to the program were: • Funding would be based on the value of 0.75 of one percentage point of the provincial sales tax (PST) from the second preceding year • Funding percentages would remain basically the same but would be rounded to one decimal point • Beginning in 2019-20, targeted sector support of $1.5 million from municipal revenue sharing would be allocated to support programs, projects and initiatives directed at good governance, legislative compliance and

increased inter-municipal and regional co-operation • Municipalities will attest to their compliance with a set of legislative provisions to remain eligible, after a test year for additional eligibility criteria in 2019-20. Full implementation is intended for 2020-21 The six eligibility requirements include providing an audited financial statement, waterworks reporting (if applicable), education property tax returns (being in good standing), council procedures bylaw document, an employee code of conduct statement and council members’ public disclosure statements. Beginning in November, municipalities will be asked to complete an annual declaration, the report said. If they do not meet all six requirements or do not submit their declarations before the closing date of Jan. 15, their municipal revenue sharing grant for 2021 may be withheld until all requirements are met. They will have to take the necessary steps to meet all the requirements and then notify the ministry that this has been completed before

funding will be released. Grants from the province make up 21.31 per cent of the City of Moose Jaw’s revenue, or more than $10.5 million, according to the 2020 budget. Moose Jaw is expected to receive $6,831,325 in municipal revenue sharing in 2020. During its Jan. 13 regular meeting, council voted unanimously to submit all the necessary documents and have the director of financial services sign the declaration of eligibility and submit it to the Ministry of Government Relations. “This year is really a trial run of it for 2019. If you were not in compliance in 2019 you will still receive your revenue sharing, but they do want us to go through that process,” said finance director Brian Acker. “Obviously if you are short in any of the areas, you have to remediate them … . The City of Moose Jaw does conform to those six criteria.”

Coun. Crystal Froese named to cultural diversity advisory committee Coun. Crystal Froese has been appointed to a municipal committee as a city council representative after no other councillor stepped forward in December to fill the position. During its Jan. 13 regular meeting, council unanimously approved Froese to sit on the cultural diversity advisory committee from now until Nov. 9, or until a successor is appointed. Council adopted motions to appoint council representatives to municipal boards, committees and commissions on Dec. 16, 2019. At that time, the councillors did not submit their name for appointment as the council representative to this particular advisory committee.

Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express The city clerk/solicitor’s department re- 9, 2020, or until a successor is appointed. ceived an email from Froese on Jan. 3 • Coun. Crystal Froese to the heritage advising that she would put her name for- advisory committee, Moose Jaw Museward for appointment if no one else had. um and Art Gallery board, South Central Transportation Planning committee, Appointments Council members were appointed to the Tourism Moose Jaw, and Wakamow Valfollowing committees and boards during ley Authority from Jan. 1, 2020 to Nov. the December meeting: 9, 2020, or until a successor is appointed. • Mayor Fraser Tolmie to the Moose Jaw • Coun. Dawn Luhning to the Downtown Public Library from Jan. 1, 2020 to Nov. Moose Jaw Association from April 1, 9, 2020, or until a successor is appointed. 2020 to Nov. 9, 2020, or until a successor • Coun. Heather Eby to the Moose Jaw is appointed, and; to the Moose Jaw CulPublic Library board, Palliser Region- tural Centre and Moose Jaw Humane Soal Library board, murals project man- ciety from Jan. 1, 2020 to Nov. 9, 2020, agement committee, and the commu- or until a successor is appointed. nity-based coalition Moose Jaw South • Coun. Scott McMann to the special Central Region from Jan. 1, 2020 to Nov. needs advisory committee and the Moose

Jaw Exhibition Company from Jan. 1, 2020 to Nov. 9, 2020, or until a successor is appointed. • Coun. Chris Warren to the parks, recreation and facilities advisory committee and the public works, infrastructure and environment advisory committee from Jan. 1, 2020 to Nov. 9, 2020, or until a successor is appointed. • Council voted to appoint Eby and Luhning to the Board of Police Commissioners from Jan. 1, 2020 to Nov. 9, 2020 or until successors are appointed. The next regular council meeting is Monday, Jan. 27.

City hall neglects to read provincial document despite promising to follow it Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

City administration wants to connect its strategic plan for Moose Jaw with the provincial government’s 10-year Growth Plan — particularly on agricultural issues — but has not actually finished reading the provincial document. Agriculture, diversification and innovation is one category within the City of Moose Jaw strategic plan. An updated version was presented during city council’s Jan. 13 regular meeting. Council voted 6-1 to receive and file the report; Coun. Brian Swanson was opposed. Under that category, several projects were listed: • Creating a concept plan for the Southeast Industrial Park (finished) • Completing the development and service agreement with SaskPower (finished) • Completing the Canadian Tire agreement (finished) • Finalizing the Carpere Canada land sale agreement (in progress) • Having funding in place in the 2020 budget to support trade missions • Aligning with Saskatchewan’s Growth Plan 2020-30 “I don’t recall ever discussing (aligning with the province’s growth plan),” Coun. Scott McMann said. He had not yet seen the Growth Plan document, so he wondered what agricultural diversification meant when council was being asked to approve an updated municipal strategic

plan. “We don’t know what that means either,” said city manager Jim Puffalt, adding city administration is going through the document and will report back to council upon conclusion of its review. The provincial government released its Growth Plan 2020-30 in November. City administration wants to align with the document, but since it’s a 10-year plan, it doesn’t want the document to fall off the objectives list in the coming years, Puffalt continued. Administration will determine what the province is attempting to accomplish and how it can support the plan, especially with agricultural processing, since there will be food produced in the industrial park. “I think a lot of the work we are doing is going to match. We need to make sure we look at what they’re proposing, how it fits together and, if there’s something different, we get back in front of council one way or the other … ,” he added. McMann suggested adding the phrase “where applicable” when responding to the Growth Plan in the municipality’s strategic plan. He added that since council has not seen the province’s document, it’s not correct to say Moose Jaw is aligned with it. Coun. Crystal Froese appreciated having the strategic

plan to guide city hall’s actions. The idea behind such a document, she said, was to have something with concrete, tangible actions that would not gather dust on a shelf. Since its creation, the plan has empowered municipal staff, modernized departments in city hall and built a better internal culture. “I think we are accomplishing that and doing things in the community to make lives better for residents” she added. Included with the strategic plan was a summary of a meeting city council and city administration held last November with author and motivational speaker Doug Griffiths, who spent the day reviewing the plan and identifying initiatives. “The City of Moose Jaw administration and council have determined they are not waiting for the world to come to them, but are going to let the world know how wonderful they currently are and how they are preparing for the future,” Griffiths wrote in the report. “The council and administration regularly review the opportunities sitting in their line of sight and ones that are just around the corner. “It is a pleasure to work with such visionary and pragmatic leadership, and we welcome any opportunity in the future to work with what is demonstrably one of the most forward-thinking and solution-focused municipal teams on the continent.”

Name of municipal planning commission to be removed from documents Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

While the municipal planning commission has been officially disbanded, any mention of the committee must now be eliminated from all municipal documents. During its Jan. 13 regular meeting, city council gave three readings to amendments to the official community plan bylaw and the zoning bylaw; council voted 6-1 on each reading, with Coun. Brian Swanson opposed. Since neither vote on either amendment was unanimous, both must come back to a future council meeting to receive official approval. Disbanding the municipal planning commission re-

quires bylaw amendments to the official community plan (OCP) and the zoning bylaw and to remove the commission from the review process of planning matters, a report to council explained. Amendments to the OCP require the approval of the minister of Government Relations, while the bylaw amendment will not take effect until the minister has signed it. Sections in the OCP where mention of the municipal planning commission will be eliminated include neighbourhood designation and design; supply, type and com-

patibility of commercial and industrial land and uses; school and community building sites; protecting and enhancing the Wakamow Valley and associated watercourses; heritage buildings; urban design policies; contract zoning; direct control district; and public consultation in the planning process. Sections in the zoning bylaw where mention of the municipal planning committee will be eliminated include four paragraphs related to discretionary use application process.

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SaskPower deal approved, but with several tradeoffs included in agreement Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

While the deal with SaskPower to secure its natural gas plant will have “a colossal and positive impact” on Moose Jaw, city hall had to make several concessions to seal the deal. The Crown corporation intends to build its $700-million combined cycle natural gas plant on 43.5 hectares (108.77 acres) in the Southeast Industrial Park (SEIP) for $5,600 per acre, or $609,112. About 800 jobs will be created to construct the plant during the next three years, while 25 permanent, full-time positions will be created once the building is operational. During its Jan. 13 regular meeting, city council unanimously approved a motion to have the city clerk and mayor finalize the service agreement with SaskPower, while city administration was authorized to refund the Crown company for 1.05 acres of land at $5,600 per acre since its required parcel size was reduced to 108.77 acres from 109.82 acres. This subject originally came to council on Dec. 19, 2018, when a report was presented about SaskPower’s offer to purchase land for the natural gas plant. However, project details were kept under wraps for the next 13 months as city administration and SaskPower representatives hammered out a deal. Approving the service agreement was the first time council had time to discuss the final document. Municipal funding While the municipality will receive $609,112, it will spend $2.5 million to upgrade area infrastructure. City administration expects that money to come from the finalization of the land development and servicing agreements with Carpere Canada in February; should that company back out, the municipality will be on the hook for that funding. This project will benefit from $900,000 in federal and provincial funding, while SaskPower will contribute about $9.27 million through infrastructure upgrades, not including investment in power and gas infrastructure for about $40 million. This particular infrastructure would benefit all SEIP tenants. Bylaw implications The business plan negotiated in the ser-

A map that shows the route of a proposed water supply from the water treatment plant and lagoons to the natural gas plant in the Southeast Industrial Park. Photo courtesy City of Moose Jaw vice agreement affects some established municipal policies and bylaws, the report says. City administration proposed to resolve the conflicts through a separate exemption bylaw; this was approved later in the meeting. The proposed exemption bylaw addresses the following issues: • Sections 3, 5 and 6 of the agreement allow SaskPower to approve all procurement-related evaluation criteria and award to contractors, consultants and engineers. This conflicts with the municipal purchasing policy that prohibits the public release of supplier or contract information that would disclose proprietary information. Since proprietary information is also exempt from disclosure under privacy legislation, section 20 of the agreement imposes strict confidentiality requirements on all parties. Moreover, municipal procurement documents will be amended to notify all bidders/proponents that SaskPower is involved in the procurement

process. • Section 13.5 of the service agreement refers utility disputes to an oversight committee that would be established. This provision conflicts with the terms and conditions of service policy that requires disputes to be referred to the administrative review officer. The proposed exemption bylaw would allow a separate dispute resolution mechanism based on the agreement. • Due to the “unique nature” of the plant operation, SaskPower will page a sewage and process fee based on 15 per cent of actual water consumption. This conflicts with the sewer and water utility bylaw. The proposed exemption bylaw would reflect the negotiated rate to the Crown corporation. • In accordance with the offer to purchase, an exemption to the city development levy bylaw would be required. Normally contractors pay a levy when developing a section of the city to help maintain that area.

Service agreement overview Aside from road upgrades and the process wastewater line, the municipality will manage all construction contracts and will own and operate the infrastructure long-term, the report said. Payment will be made based on actual tendered costs, including consulting and engineering fees. Water: The municipality will build, own and operate water infrastructure for about $7.12 million. SaskPower will pay 70 per cent of the cost of upgrades, which will benefit the existing water distribution network and will also be sized to allow for future development in the industrial park. Sewer: The municipality will build, own and operate the infrastructure for about $300,000. SaskPower will pay 100 per cent of the cost to build the piping. Water, sewer and phase 1A design: Federal and provincial grants will pay for 75 per cent of this, while SaskPower and the municipality will cost-share the remaining 25 per cent. Storm sewer: The City of Moose Jaw will build, own and operate the infrastructure for about $350,000. SaskPower will pay 100 per cent of the cost to build. Roads: SaskPower will pay $1.5 million to upgrade roads in the industrial park. Process water: SaskPower will build, own, operate and maintain a direct wastewater line to municipal lagoons. The corporation will pay standard water use rates, although a special water rate has been negotiated due to a large volume of process wastewater being lost either to evaporation or sent directly to the lagoons untreated. Public annoyance The report notes several concerns were raised through SaskPower’s public consultation process and the development of the municipal concept plan for the area. These concerns, which included traffic, noise, landscaping and visual buffers, are expected to be addressed between SaskPower and the municipality during construction and the development permit process. The next regular council meeting is Jan. 27.

Zoning bylaw changes would let former church become retail store The owners of a former church at 303 Coteau Street West will soon be able to redevelop the building from a religious centre into a commercial hub. The Saskatchewan Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches used to operate Prairie Winds Church on South Hill, but shut down the church a couple of years ago. The organization approached city hall about rezoning the land from R1 large lot low density residential district to CZ contract zoning district, to allow the existing building and land to be used for a retail store and other future commercial uses. During its Jan. 13 regular meeting, city council gave three readings to an amendment to the zoning bylaw to

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allow for these changes to happen. Council voted 6-1, with Coun. Brian Swanson opposed. Since the vote was not unanimous, the bylaw amendment will have to come back to a future council meeting for official approval. This church used to be called St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church, Swanson pointed out. However, the main reason he was opposed to this was the building is in a residential neighbourhood and sits near a playground. Coun. Crystal Froese supported the bylaw amendment because this is a former church that was situated in a large building. She thought it would be a bigger detri-

ment to sit around unused and empty. She would rather see the building used to benefit the community. “I would be worried more about vandalism and other things that can happen when buildings are left sitting for a long time,” she added. This is a good reuse of the building, agreed Coun. Heather Eby. There is a similar former church building down the block that has been turned into a dance studio and has much more traffic than a furniture store would ever have. She pointed council never received any negative submissions from area residents about the proposed changes to the former Prairie Winds Church building.

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Only one meeting to review major SaskPower agreement bothered councillor Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Having only one opportunity to review the $700-million SaskPower agreement did not sit well with Coun. Brian Swanson, since he would have preferred more time to go over the proposal. Normally an agreement would go to executive committee first so council could look at the risks involved, Swanson said during council’s Jan. 13 regular meeting. It concerned him that that didn’t happen and council was asked to approve a 90page document on the spot. SaskPower’s original proposal to purchase property in the Southeast Industrial Park (SEIP) came forward in December 2018, so it would have been great for city administration to provide feedback during the past 13 months about what was happening with negotiations, he continued. He was left in a position where he had to approve the service agreement and accompanying bylaw changes in one night. “That doesn’t put me in a good position as an elected official responsible for transparency and accountability,� Swanson said. Council later unanimously approved the SaskPower agreement.

One of Swanson’s other concerns focused on water infrastructure and the cost of $2.5 million to install a 400-millimetre (16-inch) water line to service the industrial park that would connect to a nearby 300-millimetre (12-inch) line. While SaskPower will pay 70 per cent of the cost, Swanson wondered why Moose Jaw had to pay 30 per cent to upgrade the pipe. It costs money to dig a trench, but there are additional expenses for items such as valves and fittings since the pipe is increasing in size, explained Josh Mickleborough, director of engineering. The other factor is installing the new pipe would occur in built-up areas. SaskPower will need to connect to other water mains, so roads and sidewalks will have to be rebuilt afterward. As for SaskPower paying only 15 per cent of regular costs of sewer rates, Mickleborough pointed out the only sewer materials coming from the plant will be from toilets, bathrooms and the lunchroom. Any sewer water pumped to the lagoons would join the rest of the treated water and either be discharged into the river or used for farm-

land irrigation. The agreement indicates if any industrial park tenant can renegotiate a better deal for water prices, the change would apply to all tenants. This, said city manager Jim Puffalt, was something SaskPower requested since this is a major investment; city administration thought it was reasonable. The municipality is expected to manage all contracts but not receive any administrative fee to do so, said Swanson. A fee of eight per cent is normally charged on capital budget projects that then goes back into the capital budget. The work will not run through the city hall’s engineering department but will be done through a contracted engineer dealing with the proposal, Puffalt said, adding a fee of 12.36 per cent would actually have been charged for these projects. Swanson pointed out by waiving the fee, city administration is donating that service for free. “That was subject to some negotiation and debate. In the end, this was the best deal that could be negotiated,� replied Puffalt,

while acknowledging Swanson’s comment was true. SaskPower will pay the full cost to hire the consulting and engineering firms to oversee the construction of the water line and roads, Puffalt added. City administration didn’t believe it was possible to do all engineering work in-house, while SaskPower believed it was unfair to pay for the engineering and consulting firms, plus the municipality’s eight-per-cent fee. As for why city administration would charge only 15 per cent for wastewater use, Puffalt explained that that was a subject of debate and research. However, SaskPower indicated its processing waste would be very little, while the water would not go through municipal systems at all. With the construction of roadways in the industrial park, he added, SaskPower will contribute funding to upgrade heavy haul roads leading there, to build a dedicated construction route, and to upgrade area roads.

Most of council excited for SaskPower’s natural gas plant Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Most of city council was jubilant over the proposed service agreement with SaskPower and the opportunity to build a major infrastructure project that would benefit the community. Although there were some changes in the final agreement compared to the initial conversations, this $700-million investment will benefit Moose Jaw greatly, Mayor Fraser Tolmie said during council’s Jan. 13 regular meeting. Community vendors, contractors and businesses can bid on parts of the project, which means they will have jobs, an increased workload, more money in their pockets and extra cash to spend. There was foresight in the agreement to increase the size of the proposed water line from 12-inch municipal lines to 16-inch lines in the industrial park, he continued. This ensures council does not have to spend more money to re-dig trenches to bring water to the industrial park for future users. “There might be some upfront risk, but there is so much potential in this industrial park,� Tolmie remarked, adding in light of the major power failure in Moose Jaw recently, this natural gas plant will benefit the community and the province. Council unanimously approved the service agreement with SaskPower during the meeting. The Crown corporation intends to build its combined cycle natural gas plant on 43.5 hectares (108.77 acres) in the Southeast Industrial Park (SEIP) for $5,600 per acre, or $609,112. About 800 jobs will be created during construction over the next

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three years, while 25 permanent, full-time positions will be created once the plant is operational. Three years of construction should excite business owners, people who own rental properties, restauranteurs, and even people who sell concert and hockey tickets, said Coun. Heather Eby. The 25 permanent employees will have good-paying jobs that will allow them to live, play and spend taxes in the community. “And we will have a serviced industrial park, which is the diamond in the rough, which is the most valuable,� she added. SaskPower is investing nearly $500,000 per acre once all infrastructure costs are considered, said Coun. Chris Warren. Nearly $50 million worth of infrastructure will be built throughout the community, particularly water and sewer pipelines. The natural gas plant — which will be the anchor tenant — was one reason, he believed, why Carpere Canada decided to join the industrial park. SaskPower will now work with city administration to bring further investments to this area that will create more jobs and generate additional property taxes. This is a project that city administration and council pur-

NOTICE OF CALL FOR FURTHER NOMINATIONS RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF EYEBROW NO. 193 PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that nominations of candidates for the office of: COUNCILLOR DIVISION 2, Rural Municipality of Eyebrown No. 193 will be received by the undersigned on the 15th day of January, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Thursday, at 27 Main Street Eyebrown, Saskatchewan to January 29, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. Nomination forms may be obtained from the municipal office located at the following location(s) 27 Main Street Eyebrown, SK, S0H 1L0 Municipal website: Dated this 15th day of January, 2020 Chris Bueckert Returning Officer

sued vigorously, said Coun. Crystal Froese. These are the types of investments that council has been attempting to find since they are a natural fit for the community. “This is going to bring construction jobs that are needed in an incredible way in our city,� she added, pointing out there are many residents who are struggling to find work, so this project could address that problem. Providing infrastructure services to where the plant will be built has to be done by September 2021, explained city manager Jim Puffalt, which means there is work to do to find a project engineer and to complete a detailed design plan. All of that work can be completed in the 2021 construction season. Puffalt thought it positive that SaskPower would use locally produced materials during construction and would recruit community businesses and companies to help with the project, which he believed was a once-in-a-generation initiative. “This the best deal that could be negotiated and is a great and colossal deal for Moose Jaw,� he added.

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:

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Opportunity missed to charge province disposal fees for hospital demolition, says councillor Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

The City of Moose Jaw missed out on earning significant revenue when it failed to charge the provincial government landfill fees to dispose of demolition waste from the Union Hospital, a councillor believes. During council’s Dec. 9, 2019 regular meeting, Coun. Brian Swanson asked city administration what — if any — funds were received for dumping demolition materials from the former hospital at the nuisance grounds. The finance department answered his query by providing the answer during council’s Jan. 13 regular meeting. A review of the landfill charges for the spring of 2016 indicated the municipality charged contractor Silverado Demolition disposal levies of $36,384.80. The largest cost was in April, when the contractor paid $26,005.20,

followed by $7,464.40 in May and $2,915.20 in June. “It seems clear from this inquiry, other than the asbestos and hazardous waste from the Union Hospital, that the city did not charge the province any money for the disposal of waste material from the hospital, which I would conservatively estimate as in the hundreds of thousands of dollars as a revenue source,” Swanson said. He pointed out city administration intends to spend $295,000 to demolish the former YMCA building on Fairford Street. He wondered if disposal costs at the landfill at been factored into that expense. Derek Blais, director of parks and recreation, indicated that he would have to check into that question, but believed the department had done so.

Swanson thought it strange that city hall would not charge the provincial government or the Ministry of Health any fees to dispose of building materials waste from the former hospital, which could have provided the municipality with a source of revenue from outside the city. However, when city council wants to demolish the YMCA building, city administration decides to charge the municipality with disposal fees “I don’t know if I’m the only one who sees the contradiction in that. It’s certainly bothersome,” he added. “Whether the hospital material was dumped at the landfill or city yard, we missed a huge opportunity to get a whole bunch of money from them.”

Tax base paying more despite little growth in population Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

While the amount of revenue that city hall has collected from taxpayers has increased during the last six years, the municipality’s assessment growth rate and population levels have not seen a parallel increase. The department of financial services presented two reports during the most recent city council meeting in response to queries from Coun. Brian Swanson during the Dec. 9, 2019 meeting. He asked about what the actual revenues from municipal property tax, water and sewer billings, and solid waste/recycling collection were from 2013 to 2018, and, what the assessment growth in Moose Jaw was during the past 10 years. “I asked because those are the various methods by which the city collects revenues from the property tax base,” said Swanson. Municipal tax revenues In 2013, city hall collected revenues from municipal taxation and grants in lieu, and water and sewer billing charges, for a total of $32.5 million. Revenue from those three sources increased to $34.94 million a year later. In 2015, recycling collection charges were added and city hall collected $38.46 million in revenues. In 2016 that number jumped to $40.86 million.

In 2017 waste collection charges were added and city hall pulled in $44.18 million from taxpayers. A year later that number increased to $48.07 million. Based on these numbers, the amount of tax revenue city hall collected from taxpayers during those five years increased by nearly 50 per cent, Swanson pointed out, or on average about 10 per cent each year. This is in comparison to the low assessment and population growth during the same time. Assessment growth The data from the finance department shows for assessment growth:

• 2010: an increase of 2.97 per cent • 2011: an increase of 0.61 per cent • 2012: an increase of 0.54 per cent • 2013: an increase of 1.90 per cent • 2014: an increase of 1.31 per cent • 2015: an increase of 2.40 per cent • 2016: an increase of 1.27 per cent • 2017: an increase of 0.90 per cent • 2018: a decrease of 0.08 per cent • 2019: an increase of 0.54 per cent The area of assessment is also another term for tax base growth, where the municipality can assess property taxes or receive grants in lieu. If a Crown

corporation has a physical presence in a community, the provincial government pays municipalities grants in lieu funding instead of property taxes since governments do not tax each other. The recent agreement between the City of Moose Jaw and SaskPower, in which the Crown company plans to build a $700-million combined cycle natural gas plant here, indicates that SaskPower will not pay any grants in lieu or property taxes since that is standard for all energy generating plants or stations in the province. Moose Jaw’s population in 2016 was 33,890 people, according to the census from Statistics Canada. In 2011, the municipality’s population was 33,274 people. This means the population increased by 616 people — or by 1.9 per cent — from 2011 to 2016. According to the Ministry of Health’s covered population numbers — which only counts persons who are registered for provincial health coverage and have a health card, which could also encompass rural residents who used the hospital here — in 2015 Moose Jaw’s population was 36,118 people. In 2014 it was 36,409; in 2013 it was 36,003; in 2012 it was 35,508; in 2011 it was 35,671; and in 2010 it was 37,046.

New water and sewer utility rates to go into effect Feb. 1 Homeowners should prepare to be soaked a little more financially once the new utility rates for water and sewer kick in at the beginning of February. Beginning Saturday, Feb. 1, the utility rate for water will increase six per cent, while the utility rate for sewer will jump by five per cent. This means for most homeowners who pay $725 annually in water utility costs, they will pay an extra $3.64 per month or $43.68 per year. Homeowners who pay $590 annually in sanitary sewer utility costs will pay an extra $2.45 per month or $29.40 per year. During its Jan. 13 regular meeting, council gave three readings to the sewer and water utility bylaw amendment while voting 6-1 each time; Coun. Brian Swanson was opposed. Since the motion was

Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express not approved unanimously, it must come to 200 mm will pay $2,659.61 per month. back to the Jan. 27 regular meeting for Customers supplied with water through official approval. a metered service connection with the Bylaw updates waterworks — other than out-of-city So what can you expect to pay for water customers — shall pay 1.3954 per cubic and sewer costs starting in February? meter of water consumed. The connection fee for sewer and/or wa- Out-of-city customers, excluding Canater service will cost $45, while a depos- dian Forces Base 15 Wing Moose Jaw, it for water and/or sewer service will be shall pay $3.1396 per cubic meter of wa$140. ter consumed. Water 15 Wing will be charged $2.0931 per cuCustomers with a service connection to bic meter of water consumed. the municipality’s waterworks shall pay People receiving water from the munica monthly water service connection fee, ipality’s water dispensing devices shall depending upon the meter size of the pay $4.0561 per cubic meter of water connection. For example, someone with consumed. a meter size of 21 to 30 millimetres (mm) A connection fee for temporary water will pay $49.86 per month, while some- service will be $100, while a deposit for one with a meter size connection of 151 such service will be $300.

Sewer Customers with a service connection to the municipal sanitary sewer system will pay a monthly service connection based on the meter size they have. For example, someone with a connection of 21 to 30 mm will pay $27.29 per month, while someone with a connection of 151 to 200 mm will pay $1,455.01. Customers supplied with water through a metered water service connection from the municipal waterworks shall pay sewage fees of $1.4572. If customers want their water meter tested, they will have to pay a deposit of $50. It will cost $40 to reinstate or disconnect water and sewer services, while people will be charged $85 for a call-out fee for attendance after regular working hours.

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Three mothers are concerned about a particular type of marking system used in their children’s schools that they say negatively affects motivation and lacks clarity in reporting how students are truly doing. Jan Nelson, Cheryl Searle and Lindsay Newsham spoke to the Prairie South School Division (PSSD) board of education during its Jan. 7 meeting, where they shared their concerns with outcome-based education (OBE) and outcome-based reporting (OBR). Nelson and Searle both served on Mortlach School’s school community council (SCC) from 2007 to 2015. Nelson’s children now attend school in Moose Jaw. “We need real change and real modification because our kids only get to do this once,” said Nelson. “We know you mean well and are thinking of the best interests of students, but we are a case study. Study us. Let us be your research and hold yourselves accountable to address the concerns of families in Prairie South School Division.” Helpful information The presenters provided the board trustees with folders containing documents about outcome-based education and reporting, its history, how successful or unsuccessful it has been worldwide, a student’s PSSD report card with outcome-based indicators, the results of a survey that some parents, teachers, PSSD staff and concerned citizens answered, and a document from the Frontier Centre for Public Policy (FCPP). According to the FCPP, OBE — which is the foundation for the Saskatchewan curriculum — relies on a constructivist approach, which emphasizes student self-discovery with few expectations. Conversely, direct instruction is the traditional teacher-directed method where educators identify learning goals, make them clear to students, show students what they need to do, check for their understanding and provide time for students to have independent practice. Struggling child Nelson shared how her son struggled in Grade 3 while attending Mortlach School, a school “that is led by an extreme constructivist mindset.” She was concerned with his writing skills, so she worked with him at home to help him improve. When her son moved into Grade 4, she attended a parent-teacher conference where the teacher shared a piece of writing her son had written that was exceptionally written. While that was positive, Nelson noticed misspelled words and punctuation errors, something she pointed out to the teacher and wondered if they would be corrected. “And she replied, ‘No Jan, that is just small stuff,’” re-

Moose Jaw mothers Chery Searle, Lindsay Newsham and Jan Nelson speak about their concerns with outcome-based education and reporting during a Prairie South School Division board meeting. Photo by Jason G. Antonio called Nelson. When pressed about how her son would improve, the teacher said her son would learn to fix his spelling through his readings and through his school journey. This bothered Nelson, so she and her husband decided to move their son to a new school. This year her son has a traditional-minded teacher who uses a red pen to point out spelling mistakes, something Nelson appreciates seeing. Her son also told her he now plans to start spelling words properly. “That was the problem for us with constructivism: he wasn’t given an expectation and there was no consequence to slacking off,” she added, “and therefore, he didn’t do the quality of work that should be expected of him at his age … .” PSSD’s grading practices According to Prairie South’s grading practices document, effective grades must be consistent, accurate, meaningful and supportive of learning. The document says these indicators are used to communicate “grades,” which is the statement of student performance. Consistency In the division, marks are subject to the teachers’ opinion of what they can expect from the student, said Nelson. Principals decide with their staff when to implement the highest achievement indicator of exemplary (EX), but that is inconsistent from teacher to teacher and principals don’t have the resources to police what staff does. Nelson’s 14-year-old daughter received an EX for her work in one class but didn’t receive the same mark in another class even though she had completed similar work. This inconsistency, noted Nelson, frustrates students and

parents since some work that equals 100 per cent doesn’t always receive that grade. Furthermore, parents can become confused about why their child is receiving an ME (meeting expectations; second-highest grade) in reading when the teacher has verbally communicated that the student is struggling. Accuracy Not all parents understand what the achievement indicators mean since the vocabulary of descriptors changes frequently, Nelson said. This could be because they don’t understand that achievement indicators are not a scale — one to 100 per cent — but are a checkmark of participation or completion. For example, parents could say that ME does not communicate the depth and breadth of what students know. Instead, performance might be best measured if parents knew on which end of ME students were, but that would require the use of a scale. Meaningful Parents don’t understand the language of the outcome, which makes it meaningless and causes them to disengage from their child’s education, said Nelson. This includes her and her husband, who did not understand one of the outcomes for their son’s writing assignment. Teachers’ comments have become important to help parents determine how their children are doing, she continued. But quality comments are not common and are only required for English and math. Furthermore, some parents have noticed teachers’ comments are copied and pasted between report cards. “These generic comments increase the level of just how meaningless the reporting can be to parents and students,” added Nelson. Supportive of learning Nelson, Searle and Newsham believe when the first three goals are not being met, the fourth goal cannot be met either. Nelson pointed out the philosophy of OBE eliminates comparisons among students and also counteracts motivation, communication and engagement. She thought improvements in learning could not be shown without the use of a scale system. “Scaling and measuring is part of our culture. Our society measures everything: days, hours, appointments, heights, weights, sports (and) work pay,” she added. “We work for a reward and we always will. It’s our natural tendency to compare ourselves with others.” The three women provided more information during their presentation, which will be reported on in subsequent articles.

Decade-long American study showed students did better under traditional teaching styles Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express lenge to which students are exposed and raising the standard of acceptable performance. Teachers are expected to customize the learning styles and needs of each student. However, said Nelson, in practice due to a lack of time and resources, this principle is often unrealistic in achieving. Also, students who struggle to meet the outcome are often moved along to the next grade or outcome before completion. Expanded opportunity is the fourth principle, which focuses on giving students a largely extended timeframe to achieve the outcome. “The OBE philosophy separates behaviours from academic evaluations. Some schools in our division interpret that to be no consequences for late or missing assignments,” said Nelson. Work can be handed in at any point before the end of the term. This leads to teachers bogged down at report card time when late assignments are handed in, along with current assignments and revised work. This creates a stressful environment and an unhappy teacher, she continued. Schools run on a time schedule with subjects and grades. The whole classroom falls behind when there is a loss of accountability and students take advantage of the expanded opportunities. According to a document from the Fron-

Outcome-based education and reporting might be the brainchild of an American, but an educational research study from the United States has shown this method of grading has its flaws. The issue of outcome-based education (OBE) is a concern for at least three mothers in Moose Jaw, especially since this type of grading system is used in schools throughout Prairie South School Division. The mothers expressed their concerns to trustees during the most recent board of education meeting and provided information and research they had discovered. OBE background Outcome-based education is the brainchild of American educator William Spady, who began spreading OBE globally in the 1980s, explained group presenter Jan Nelson. Spady based his philosophy on four principles that he believed, if applied consistently and simultaneously, would ensure that all students were equipped with the knowledge of their various life roles. The first and second principles are clarity and designing down, which means teachers are curriculum designers, often searching for more resources than what is provided. This also adds extra hours of work and preparation, especially to meet all the learning levels in high volume classrooms. The third principle is high expectations, which is about increasing the level of chal-

Moose Jaw mother Jan Nelson, along with two other moms, speaks to Prairie South School Division trustees about how an American study showed outcome-based education is flawed and under which students perform poorly. Photo by Jason G. Antonio tier Centre for Public Policy that was presented, outcome-based education — which is the foundation for the Saskatchewan curriculum — relies on a constructivist approach, which emphasizes student self-discovery with few expectations. Teachers are also encouraged to use this method in their classrooms. Conversely, direct instruction is the traditional teacher-directed method where edu-

cators identify learning goals, make them clear to students, show students what they need to do, check for their understanding and provide time for students to have independent practice. Government research While Spady’s OBE philosophy began to be promoted in the 1980s, the United States government funded one of the largest educational research studies ever conducted on teaching methods in the 1960s, call Project Follow Through, said Nelson. This study — which involved more than 72,000 students in more than 180 schools over a 10-year period — was an educational experiment aimed at finding the best and most effective methods to educate disadvantaged students. Direct method was one stream of five teaching styles that researchers analyzed in this experiment. The other four styles were all methods that would fit under the umbrella of constructivism. The end result was constructivist methods did not achieve the significant and consistent performance of direct instruction, Nelson said. The direct instruction group of students outperformed students in the constructivist groups in math, reading and writing. “The research shows,” she added, “(that constructivism) does not provide the foundation of needed knowledge.”

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H AP PY NEW YEAR However you want to say it, whether Cantonese – Gong Hei Fat Choy or Mandarin – Gong Xi Fa Cai, it means “Congratulations on the Fortune”. The New Year greeting in Chinese is “xin nian kuai le” which literally means Happy New Year.

- Year of the Rat The Rat is the first of all zodiac animals and represents wisdom. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. The Rat tricked the Ox into giving him a ride. Then, just as they arrived at the finish line, Rat jumped down and landed ahead of Ox, becoming first. The Rat is also associated with the Earthly Branch (地支—dì zhī) Zi (子) and the midnight hours. In the terms of yin and yang (阴阳—yīn yáng), the Rat is yang and represents the beginning of a new day. In Chinese culture, rats were seen as a sign of wealth and surplus. Because of their reproduction rate, married couples also prayed to them for children. If you were born in 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008 or now in 2020, you are born under the Chinese Zodiac Sign of the Rat.

Rats in the Year of the Rat (2020) Traditionally, a Zodiac year is the most unfortunate for those of that sign but this year, 2020, is expected to be reasonably well for the Rat. Lucky Months will be March, September and November; Unlucky Months will be April, July and October. Careers will be successful, and your efforts will be rewarded. Exclusive bonuses will come to those born in the first half of the year but those born in the latter half will have to push harder for their goals. For the en-

tire year, finances will be in abundance but a word of caution to not lavish it away but instead splurge on small relationship experiences with your significant other or family. Unfortunately, health and relationships will prove to be a struggle. Vulnerable to colds and fatigue, it is imperative for Rats to treat their illness immediately at onset for a quick recover. A healthy diet of proteins and vegetables, as well as vitamins, exercise and sleep are recom-

mended. Romance will be hard to come by this year, so it is best to just enjoy easy relationships and do not expect to find a long-term partner this year. And for those who are married or already in a long-term relationship, do not let petty arguments fester but deal with them and focus on the love you have with your partner.

Personality and Characteristics Where there are human beings, there are rats and they are strong and able to adapt to almost any environment or circumstance. Rats are clever, quick thinkers, optimistic and energetic. They are kind and likeable and are most often successful, but rather content with living a quiet and peaceful life. Although they make good financial decisions and are able to obtain wealth, they sometimes become hoarders and can be stingy. They should also be careful not to invest with a close friend because it may affect their friendship as well as causing money problems. Their weaknesses include being timid, stubborn, greedy, too eager for power and a love to gossip. Men born in the Rat year are clever and adapt quickly to new environments. Male Rats are diligent, positive and intolerant of the undisciplined and profligate attitude of others. With a good memory, they love to ask questions and tend to be mild and rarely impulsive. They are creative

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HAP PY NEW YEAR Lucky things for Rats

• Colors: blue, gold, green • Lucky Gemstone: Garnet • Numbers: 2, 3 • Flowers: lily, African violet, valley lily • Directions of auspiciousness: southeast, northeast • Directions of wealth: southeast, east • Directions of love: west

Unlucky things for Rats • Colors: yellow, brown • Numbers: 5, 9

Careers fit for Rats Rats are suitable for creative jobs because of their independence and imaginations. This includes professionals such as authors, editors and artists. And because they also pay attention to fine detail, they do well in technical careers

such as engineering or architecture, as well as accounting and in medical professions like doctors and specialists. Careers that are not suitable for Rats include police officers, entrepreneurs or in a leadership or political position due to their

lack of courage. Best Age to Start a Business: 35 – 45; Best Career Field: Finance and Economy; Best Business to Do: Clinic, Drug Store, Grain and Oil Shop and Best Direction for Career: Southwest, West and Northwest.

Love and the Rat Rat is one of the top four zodiac signs blessed in love relationship. People born in the year of the Rat are usually good-looking, elegant and quite popular among the opposite sex. Although Rats are opportunists, they are sentimental and full of affection, as well as merciful, tolerant and generous. Compromises and concessions are made when squabbling with their partners. Best matches are Ox, Dragon or Monkey; Bad Matches are Horse or Rooster, Rabbit or Sheep.

How to Know a Rat is in Love with You It can be difficult for a Rat to fall in love because they tend to be suspicious with a strong desire to protect themselves and their families from getting hurt. Although Rats seldom take initiative, if they do become active, take initiative in being present more often than not and are always there for you, you can bet they probably are interested in you. If a Rat falls in love with you, they will be good to you and casually show their feelings so as not to disrupt the friendship even is their love is denied. People born in the year of the Rat are very discreet about romance. They want to immerse themselves in your life and care about every aspect of yours and will show up when you are in trouble.

Health and lifestyle Rats need to be attentive to their health because they are more susceptible to certain illnesses like catching colds often. They do not thrive in very hot or cold climates and are not geared for hard physical work but do however live long lives. Rats can eat anything but should pay attention to their diet.

Fasting for long periods or bingeing causes many digestive issues for Rats, as well as smoking and drinking habits do on their overall health. For a healthy life, Rats must remember to eat breakfast, do moderate exercise and remain cheerful.

Famous People Born in the Rat Year Ben Affleck, Charlotte Bronte, Clark Gable, George Bush Sr., George Washington, John F. Kennedy Jr., John McCain, Marlon Brando, Prince Charles, Richard Nixon, Scarlett Johansson, Sean Penn, Shaquille O’Neal, William Shakespeare, Wayne Gretzky, Wilt Chamberlain, Yves St Laurent.

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Over 100 youngsters and their families take part in annual evening of fun and game at YaraCentre Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

It might have been a bitterly cold night this past Saturday, Jan. 16, but in one place in the city it’s always summer, the weather is always perfect and the grass is always green. And that makes YaraCentre the perfect venue for the Friendly City Optimist Club of Moose Jaw and their annual Family Fun Night. Close to 200 youngsters and their families took part in the event, which featured a large selection of activities

Youngsters check out a colouring robot during the Friendly City Optimist Club Family Fun Night.

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ranging from the always popular bouncy castles and slide to old standbys like tug-of-war, Frisbee and even tossing around the old pigskin. For those less interested in athletic endeavours, there was colouring and face-painting, giant storybooks and even a pizza party to close out the night. “We’ve done this for the last three years and it’s been a big success,” said Lloyd Pethick with the Optimist Club. “Our motto is ‘Friend of Youth’ so we want to do everything we can for children

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Report reviews how police service handled 2018 privacy breaches Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express The Office of the Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner (OSIPC) has released its investigative report into the decision by the Moose Jaw Police Service to fire two employees in 2018 over breaches of privacy. The Moose Jaw Police service (MJPS) reported two separate privacy breaches to the privacy commissioner’s office on Nov. 6, 2018, due to unauthorized system access or “snooping” by two employees, the report explained. On Nov. 15, 2018, the MJPS provided summaries of both breaches that included details about each incident and the initial contents of the internal investigation. After reviewing the information, privacy commissioner Ronald Kruzeniski found both breaches were contained; the MJPS provided appropriate notification of the breaches; the MJPS appropriately investigated breaches A and B and discovered the root causes were employees A and B disregarded police policy, their privacy training and their oath of secrecy; and that the police service is taking appropriate steps to prevent similar privacy breaches from occurring in the future. Kruzeniski recommended that the Moose Jaw Police Service implement proactive audits for Versaterm, the application it uses to record information on investigations. Beach A On Sept. 17, 2018, the police service received a call from a parent of an alleged young offender with concerns that employee A had shared the alleged youth’s police file information with a third party, Kruzeniski explained. After reviewing Versaterm, the police service determined employee A had looked into the young offender on Sept. 1, 2018. A minute after logging off, the employee’s internet history indicated a message had been sent to the third party through Facebook. The MJPS determined the message included details from the youth’s file, excluding the name. The employee admitted to accessing the information when approached by the MJPS. Breach B On Oct. 2, 2018, employee B, who was off-duty at the time, asked an on-duty communications officer to search licence plate information in the system to find the vehicle owner who had allegedly been involved in an accident with employee B’s child, the report said. The on-duty communications officer refused, stating it was not work-related. Employee B indicated the same request would be made to the communications officer on duty later that day; that person turned out to be em-

ployee A. The privacy commissioner’s office asked the MJPS on Nov. 26, 2018, to complete a formal investigation into both breaches. The police service provided additional information to Kruzeniski on Nov. 30, 2018, also indicating it had fired employee A and employee B on Nov. 22, 2018. Analyzing the situations In his report, Kruzeniski reviewed the Moose Jaw Police Service’s management of the privacy breaches against the five best practice steps laid out in a document called Privacy Breach Guidelines for Government Institutions and Local Authorities. Containing the breach Once it became aware of the breaches, the MJPS suspended employee A on Oct. 16, 2018, and removed all access to internal systems and applications pending an investigation, Kruzeniski said. The organization sent officers to interview the recipient of the Facebook message, who resides in another province. The MJPS suspended employee B from duties on Oct. 31, 2018, and removed all access to internal systems and applications pending an investigation. Kruzeniski said the MJPS took the appropriate steps in containing both breaches. He commended the organization for taking additional steps with breach A to verify how much information had been disclosed through Facebook. Notifying affected individuals or organizations The police service contacted the young offender by phone on Sept. 21, 2018, and advised that the youth’s information may have been breached. It followed up by phone again on Oct. 5 and Nov. 22, 2018, advising the youth of the investigation’s outcome and that employee A had been fired for inappropriately using police systems for personal use. Meanwhile, the MJPS chose not to provide information about the access to licence plate information since employee B did not appear to have used this information, said Kruzeniski. The MJPS audited the employee’s online activities and found further breaches that were also investigated. Notification was then provided to those affected individuals. Kruzeniski found the MJPS provided appropriate notification to the affected people. He also pointed out the organization issued a news release about firing the two employees that, while not typical, demonstrated its commitment to protecting sensitive public information.

Investigating the breach The MJPS audited its system on Oct. 3, 2018, and found employee A had accessed the system for the licence plate information for employee B and attributed the search to someone else. The audit also found the employee had sent information about the alleged young offender through Facebook, which is not a secure platform, the report said. Employee B admitted accessing the information was done out of interest and curiosity and not for job-related reasons. The MJPS told Kruzeniski’s office that employee A took in-house privacy training on Nov. 6, 2017, and employee B took similar training on Oct. 30, 2018. Both employees also signed an oath of secrecy upon commencement of employment, which promises that employees will not inspect or have access to any written statement or police service record. Employees A and B should have known their roles in light of LA FOIP and their obligations to protect personal information, Kruzeniski said. Their actions contravened MJPS policy, their training, and their oath of secrecy. He found the MJPS appropriately investigated both breaches and their root causes. Developing and implementing a prevention plan One of the most important aspects to ensure the prevention of future breaches is to ensure appropriate safeguards exist, said Kruzeniski. Firing both employees was an appropriate step to prevent similar privacy breaches from happening. Privacy training is another way to prevent privacy breaches from occurring, he continued. After reviewing the MJPS’s training curriculum, Kruzeniski said he was impressed with the various topics covered in the training for employees. Kruzeniski also recommended that the MJPS proactively audit Versaterm, which could include auditing on random samples at specific time intervals, developing specific flags such as same-name or user/organization lookups, lookups without user notes, lookups on high-profile cases, or lookups on cases that are resolved or completed. Complete a report Kruzeniski found that MJPS’s investigation report contained all the necessary elements. He commended the organization for developing a comprehensive approach to protecting privacy and treating privacy breaches seriously, especially since the MJPS had been under LA FOIP for only a short time.

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Warriors lose pair at home in weekend action Tribe fall 3-2 to Prince George, lose 6-0 to Brandon Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

This past weekend the Warriors got off to slow start against Prince George and would go on to a 3-2 loss Friday, while a four-goal outburst midway through the second period led the Brandon Wheat Kings to a 6-0 win at Mosaic Place Saturday. “I think we shot ourselves in the foot, the turning point was the penalty we took on the power play to go to fouron-four and they scored a couple of quick ones,” said Warriors coach Mark O’Leary after the Brandon loss. “It was a small stretch, not even a full period that let us down tonight. Then going back to [Friday], it was the start of the game that hurt us. So it’s just these little stretches and we have to learn that’s all it takes sometimes… you want to try and learn something every night but that’s what we took

away from this weekend. You have to be ready to go right from the start and you can’t have little blips here and there or it’ll cost you.” The Warriors fell to 11-27-2-0 on the season and now sit two points ahead of last-place Swift Current, seven back of Regina and 23 points back of Saskatoon for the final playoff spot. Prince George 3, Warriors 2 Sometimes small victories can seem just as important as an actual win in the standings. For 16-year-old forward Eric Alarie on Friday night, it was a big personal win as the Warriors rookie scored his first goal since Oct. 19, breaking a scoreless streak that had dogged him for nearly three months. And it wasn’t for a lack of trying: when it comes to

Warriors goaltender Boston Bilous turns aside a shot through traffic during third period action.

snakebite players in the Tribe line-up, few had seen as much bad puck luck as Alarie has over that span of time. “For sure, it’s been on my mind for a few games now and it feels good to finally get it,” said the Warriors’ firstround pick in the 2018 Bantam Draft. “It’s just getting the puck to the net, that’s how I got it and I’ll keep getting chances if I keep putting it on net.” Warriors captain Owen Hardy scored the Warriors’ other goal midway through the second. Boston Bilous got the start in goal for Moose Jaw and turned aside 31 shots, while the Warriors fired 28 at Prince George.

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frame. “In that first period, we came out and were playing really well, doing everything right and then in the second period I think we got a little too loose and kind of went away from our game,” said Warriors defenceman Nolan Jones. “Stuff like that happens and it will cost you… They’re a very good team, a lot of skilled guys, so you have to keep up with them and as soon as you get away from your game they’ll get on you really quick.” Bilous got the start in goal and made 12 saves through 32:14 before giving way to Brock Gould, who made 22 saves the rest of the way. The Warriors are back in action tonight when they host the red-hot Brandon Wheat Kings, winners of eight straight. Game time is 7 p.m. at Mosaic Place.

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Moose Jaw bowlers pick up medals at Youth Challenge provincials Jackson, Montgomery earn nationals berth at Under-19 championship Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

Cassia Montgomery might have been five years younger than some of her competitors at the Youth Bowling Challenge in Prince Albert this past weekend, but that did little to stop her from landing another national championship berth. Montgomery, 14, put together a second-place finish at the tournament, recording a 1,258 total through five games to finish a mere 76 points back of Regina’s Liah Schmidt in the girls singles division. She won’t be making the trip to Ottawa in March by

Members of the Moose Jaw boys team from the Youth Challenge provincial championship, include individual bronze medalist Jackson Leroy (left), Leigham McLeod, Owen Wendt, Matthew Lazurko, Hunter Shaw and coach Don Hedin (back).

herself, either, as South Hill Bowling Centre teammate Jackson Leroy also earned a nationals berth with a bronze medal finish in boys singles. The Canadian championship appearance will be the first of the year for both competitors, as they’re also representing Saskatchewan at the YBC championships in April. For Montgomery, it was a back-and-forth battle throughout as she took a 75 point-lead out of the opening game, rolling a 297 to Schmidt’s 222. Schmidt would get all of that back and then some in game two, though, rolling a 307 as Montgomery had an uncharacteristically off game, scoring 165 to trail by 67 points. Montgomery would finish with games of 310, 241 and 245 to cap the tournament. Leroy, 17, came even closer to a provincial title. An opening-round 282 saw Leroy sitting in the top five after the first round, and after a 206 in game two, he improved consistently with scores of 222, 251 and 259 for a 1,220 total. The difference in the standings? Only seven points behind second-place finisher Michael Pelechaty and 25 behind champion Dawson Hilborn of Regina. The success didn’t end there for the Moose Jaw crew. Leroy, Leigham McLeod, Owen Wendt, Matthew Lazurko and Hunter Shaw would finish in third place in the boy’s team competition, with their 5,421 total landing 49 points back of second-place Prince Albert and just under 200 behind the champions from Sas-

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katoon. The mixed team including Montgomery, Connor Johnson, Tristan Smith, Trevor Coxe and Kelsey Gehlen also landed in the bronze medal position, finishing with a 4,771 total and 78 points back of Prince Albert, 192 back of champions Saskatoon. Leroy and Montgomery will next compete at Youth Challenge nationals running from Mar. 25-29 in Ottawa, Ont. and Gatineau, Que.

Peacock sweeps Vanier in high school basketball action Girls take 69-36 victory over Spirits, boys battle to 80-61 win in boys action Randy Palmer Moose Jaw Express

The Peacock Toilers put on a solid showing of defensive basketball in both boys and girls action against Vanier on Tuesday. The Toilers rolled to an 80-61 win over the Vikings in boys league play before taking 69-36 win over the Spirits in the girls’ contest. Devin Baumann scored 18 points to lead the Peacock boys in what was a hardfought battle in the early going: the two teams were tied 19-19 after the first quarter and the Toilers nursed a 41-37 lead at the half. Things changed after the break, though, as Peacock would outscore Vanier 15-7 to take control of the contest in the third quarter. Tata Mugisha added 17 points for the Toilers, while Nathan Meili led the Vikings with 25 points to go along with 10 each from Ryann Cabral and Kyle Gotana. Peacock improved to 2-2 with the win, Vanier fell to 2-1. Things were also close in the early going of the girls’ contest as Peacock built a 1610 lead, but the Toilers were able to hold Vanier to only six second-quarter points and eight in the third, building a 57-24 lead over that span. Anna Maelde led all scorers with 16 points for the Toilers, while Caitlyn Johnson scored 11 and Ella Muchowski picked up 10. Feona Tolentino was Vanier’s top scorer

The Peacock Toilers posted a solid win over the Vanier Vikings in senior boys basketball league action on Tuesday. with 10 points. The Toilers remain undefeated with a 3-0 record through the first half of the season, Vanier sits at 1-3. League action continues Tuesday, Jan. 23 with Vanier at Central (girls 6:20 p.m., boys 8 p.m.), Peacock at Briercrest Christian in girls (6:20 p.m.) and Peacock at Assiniboia in guys action (5:50 p.m.).

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AAA Warriors cap weekend sweep of Maulers Moose Jaw continues to extend lead atop Sask Midget AAA Hockey League Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

If you’re going to hold down top spot in a competitive league – like the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League – you’re going to have to win the close ones, as well as the lopsided ones. The Moose Jaw AAA Warriors were able to do just that on Sunday afternoon against the Yorkton Maulers, as they overcame a 1-0 first-period deficit to score three straight in the second and eventually go on to a 3-2 victory. That followed a 4-1 win over Yorkton on Saturday.

As a result, the Warriors improved to 27-8-1-0, holding a six-point lead over the Saskatoon Contact and Regina Pat Canadians in first place in the 12-team loop. Warriors 3, Yorkton 2 The Warriors success is a far cry from the situation the Maulers came into Mosaic Place with this weekend – winners of only three games this season, they sit a single point ahead of the last-place Notre Dame Argos. “They played us hard in Yorkton, too

and I’m kind of shocked they only have three wins for how hard they play,” said Warriors head coach Trevor Weisgerber. “They have some skilled guys and they work, and their goaltender played well. That’s the way it goes in those games sometimes. We ran into a hot goalie and we were just fortunate we got a few goals on him.” Yorkton took a 1-0 lead out of the opening frame before the Warriors got on track in the second – Atley Calvert, Kirk Mullen and Evan Callaghan would all score while the Tribe outshot the Maulers 26-4 in the period. Kael DePape would end up with 56 saves as he kept Yorkton in the game throughout. “It’s one of those days, there are other games where you get 20, 25 shots and score five or six,” Weisgerber said. “He played well and we had lots of Grade As and a few posts, it’s just one of those games where you just keep battling and get a lead and keep that lead.” When your team has won six games in a row and haven’t lost since the Christmas

break, it’s hard to find a lot wrong with how things are going. If there is a concern, it’s complacency, especially with a comfortable lead at the top of the league. “That’s the biggest thing now, we need to make sure we’re doing a good job and talking about habits and playing the game properly and things like that,” Weisgerber said. “It’s something that we definitely need to keep working on.” Chase Coward had another solid game in goal, turning aside 21 shots in the loss. Warriors 4, Yorkton 1 One day earlier, Calvert scored 38 seconds into the game as Moose Jaw took a 1-0 lead out of the first period. Callaghan added their lone marker of the second as they led 2-1 heading into the third, where Mullen and Austin Reschny added insurance goals. Coward made 21 saves while the Warriors fired 41 at DePape. The Warriors are now off until Thursday, Jan. 23 when they take on the Notre Dame Argos. Game time is 7 p.m. at Mosaic Place.

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Kraft Hockeyville nominations underway PlaMor Palace one of early nominees as voting for $250,000 prize, NHL exhibition game underway Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

The first phase of Kraft Hockeyville 2020 is underway, and Pla-Mor Palace in Moose Jaw has already started to attract attention. The local twin arena complex – with arena named after local hockey and skating legends Bert Hunt and Wally Boschuk – currently has 10 nominations for the prestigious honour, which will see the winning community receive $250,000 for arena upgrades and an NHL exhibition game played in their community. The process begins with nominations and ‘rally points’ from Jan. 1 to Feb. 9, with potential winners asked to offer ‘inspiring stories that illustrate how your community embodies the spirit of hockey.’ The nomination story is worth 80 per cent of the community’s total score, with another 20 per cent coming from rally points. Moose Jaw will have some work to do in order to make up ground in the early going – the Tyne Valley Community Sports Centre has 1,717 entries as of Thursday morning. Rally points are award through submission of nomination stories (10), sharing on Twitter (5), adding photos or videos to your submission (3), adding a note to your submission (1) and reacting with emojis to stories photos and videos (1). Judging will take place from Feb. 10 to Mar. 3, followed by the Top Four announcement on Mar. 14. A final round of voting will take place on Mar. 27 beginning at 12 p.m. and wrapping at 8:30 p.m. on Mar. 28. The Kraft Hockeyville 2020 winner will be announced immediately after the final votes are tallied on Mar. 28. Renous, New Brunswick won the 2019 Hockeyville contest and hosted a pre-season NHL game between the Montreal Canadiens and Florida Panthers on Sep. 18. The community – home to a population of around 700 – also received $250,000 for renovations to the Tom Donovan Arena, which will see the addition of a girls dressing room and improved accessibility. For more information or to vote, check out

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Long-time hockey official, dedicated volunteer and builder of leagues honoured with induction Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

When the resume for longtime hockey official and league organizer Bill Johnston came to the Moose Jaw and District Sports Hall of Fame selection committee earlier this year, it was likely one of the easiest decisions they’ve ever had to make. In fact, the only question could have been ‘why not sooner?’ When you’re responsible for the creation and development of the one of the top Junior B leagues in Canada and played a central role in the formation of the Western Canadian Baseball League, in addition to literally helping build the national ice hockey program in Japan, well, that’s the kind of thing that gets you noticed by all sorts of people. Johnston was one of five individuals and teams enshrined on the Hall of Fame’s Wall of Fame on the second floor concourse in Mosaic Place during the 2019 induction ceremony on Oct. 19. “I think he just loved sports and particularly hockey so much that when he quit playing he just wanted to stay in it,” said son Derrick Johnston, who inducted Bill alongside step-daughter Jana Garinger. “He wanted to have his hand in it as much as possible and wanted to be a part of it even if it was behind the scenes.” Johnston moved to Moose Jaw in 1975 and brought his love of sports with him, especially when it came to officiating hockey. It was in the early 80s that he decided to give organizing a try and was instrumental in the formation of the Highway Hockey League when it amalgamated three different leagues, serving as the new organization’s first president and naturally working as a referee. Johnston’s dedication to his on-ice craft saw him become a Level 5 official and

eventually become the Saskatchewan Hockey Association referee-in-chief. True to form, he played a role in the formation of the Moose Jaw Hockey Officials Association and in 1998 become the MJMHA commissioner. The international game came calling in 1984, as Harvey Parker, who nominated Johnston for the Hall of Fame, would explain back when the 2019 class was announced this past summer. “He was always on the go,” Parker said. “Even when he was over in Japan teaching officials (in 1984), he was watching a game where the refs only called one penalty. So he officiated a game and the Japanese referees watched him and he called 22 penalties. They were just amazed. Then after he was done, they went out there and were calling penalties all over the place, and with authority. Before that, they were reluctant to call one or two penalties.” “That was an opportunity of a lifetime for him, I know he really enjoyed it and made lots of friendships over there that lasted his whole life,” said Derrick. That’s where the memories of his dad and sports mostly flourish, with Bill’s time as an on-ice official. “He took that very seriously and was very good at it and sometimes when he would go to games with my brother and I, he would critique the referee,” Derrick recalled. “It was kind of funny hearing him say things about other referees and how they were calling the game and things like that. But we learned a lot from him doing that, too.” It was in 1992 that Bill decided it was time to do something about the lack of second-tier junior hockey in southern Saskatchewan and helped found the South

Bill Johnston had an incredible impact on the Moose Jaw and Saskatchewan sports scene throughout his time as an official and organizer. Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, a Junior B loop that would become one of the top leagues of it’s kind, with its teams making regular appearances on the Keystone Cup national championship trophy. Johnston would serve as president for the first five years, and was still around when the SSJHL joined with the North and became the Prairie Junior Hockey League. Each year, the Bill Johnston Trophy is presented to the PJHL South division champion. Then came his work in baseball. When the Saskatchewan Major Baseball League was going through some tough times and was down to only a few teams in the late 1990s, Johnston helped form an alliance and interlocking schedule with a high-level league out of Alberta, leading to the formation of the Western Major Baseball League in 2000. That league became the Western Canadian Baseball League last season, and has developed into the premier college summer leagues in the country, drawing hundreds of thou-

Son Derrick Johnston and stepdaughter Jana Garinger were on hand to accept Bill Johnston’s induction into the Moose Jaw and District Sports Hall of Fame. sands of fans to ballparks every summer. “I actually wasn’t aware that he started leagues like the South Sask league and stuff like that,” Derrick said. “I didn’t know until I read some of the things that were sent to me and I was just shocked. He didn’t talk a lot about the things he was doing, I knew some of the stuff he was into but I didn’t know everything. And it quite surprised me.” Bill Johnston passed away on Feb. 23, 2012. Derrick has no doubt that the Hall of Fame induction would have been a major highlight of his father’s lifetime in sports. “It’s amazing,” he said. “It’s an honour, I feel really proud of what my dad accomplished and being able to be inducted into the Hall of Fame is an amazing honour.” Johnston received the Saskatchewan Hockey Association Outstanding Volunteer award in 1994 and was named the Moose Jaw Times-Herald Sports Builder of the Year in 2007.

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Lori Eddy will skip team Nunavut at the Scotties.

Hailey Birnie was named the Yukon representative for the Scotties.

tives from all three territories and Prince Edward Island have been decided. The Northwest Territories will once again feature Kerry Galusha, who will be making her unprecedented 17th Scotties appearance and sixth straight at the national women’s curling championship. The Yellowknife Curling Club foursome includes third Sarah Koltun, second JoAnn Rizzo and lead Shona Barbour. They went unbeaten through their territory championship and were largely unchallenged, with their closest game a five-point win and the majority featuring double-digit victories. Galusha turned in an impressive showing at the 2018 Scotties in Sydney, N.S., finishing with a 3-4 record in the preliminary round robin and missing a spot in the championship pool by a single win. Things were far easier for the other two territorial qualifiers, as both Yukon and Nunavut declared their representatives by acclamation. The Yukon will be represented Whitehorse’s Hailey Birnie, third Chelsea

Alberta’s defending champion Chelsea Carey rink will play as Team Canada.

Suzanne Birt won the Prince Edward Island playdowns.

Kerry Galusha rolled through the Northwest Territories playdowns.

Duncan, second Gabrielle Plonka and lead Kimberly Tuor. Birnie and Duncan are Scotties veterans, with Birnie last playing third in the 2019 tournament in Sydney, N.S. and Duncan skipping the 2018 entry in Penticton, B.C. Yukon, skipped by Nicole Baldwin, finished with a 1-6 record at the 2019 Scotties. Nunavut will have a veteran skip on their team, who even has a bit of a Saskatchewan twist. Lori Eddy will return to the Scotties for the first time since playing third alongside Alison Goring and losing the 1997 final to none other than Sandra Schmirler. Eddy will be accompanied by third Sadie Pinksen, second Alison Griffin and lead Kaitlin MacDonald. Nunavut was skipped by Jenine Bodner in 2019 and picked up a historic first Scotties win by defeating Quebec’s Gabrielle Lavoie. They would finish 1-6 in their pool. Things were far more difficult in the Prince Edward Island provincial championship, as eventual winner Suzanne

Birt needed to play an extra knock-out game to secure her berth after the playdowns. Birt and her Montague Curling Rink foursome of third Marie Christanson, second Meghan Hughes and lead Michelle McQuaid ended up losing the ‘B’ final to Veronica Smith but won the other two events, forcing a playoff game. Birt would make no mistake, winning 8-1 in seven ends. The win was Birt’s 11th provincial title, with her best finish a bronze at the 2003 championship. She finished with a 5-2 record in the preliminary pool at the 2019 Scotties and advanced to the championship round, where she’d cap the tournament with a 6-5 record. Single game and multi-draw ticket packages are currently on sale at for the 2020 Scotties Tournament of Heats at Mosaic Place. Check https://www.curling. ca/2020scotties/ for more information and to purchase tickets. Unfortunately the results from this past weekend’s draws will not be posted until the following issue.


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Au suivant (N) Prière de ne pas envoyer Ouvrez Magnifiques Le téléjournal (N) Hawaii Five-0 Nurses Border Sec. Border Sec. Global News at 10 (N) Housewife Outmatched Magnum P.I. Blue Bloods Big Bang etalk (N) (6:00) Evenings on The Weather Network Evenings on TWN Figure Skating U.S. Championships: Senior Ladies Free Skate. (N) News J. Fallon (6:30) 2020 NHL Skills Competition (N) The Nature of Things The National (N) Hawaii Five-0 Magnum P.I. Blue Bloods Two Men Late-Colbert Housewife Fresh-Boat 20/20 News J. Kimmel Hudson & Rex “Hailey Dean Mystery: A Will to Kill” (2018, Mystery) Nordic L Nightclub Australian Open Tennis 2020 Australian Open Tennis Third Round. From Melbourne, Australia. (N) 2020 NHL Skills Competition (N) Connor McDavid Sportsnet Alberta Primetime (N) Big Bang etalk (N) “Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: The Disappearing” Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Nancy Drew “Don’t Talk to Irene” (2017, Comedy) (:25) ›› “Office Space” (1999) › “This Means War” 3’s Comp. 3’s Comp. Raymond Raymond King of Hill King of Hill Frasier Frasier Dr. Pimple Popper (N) My Feet Are Killing Me My 600-Lb. Life J.T. weighs almost 900 pounds. (N) Lone Star Law Lone Star Law Aussie Gold Hunters (N) Highway Thru Hell Big Bang Big Bang Goldbergs Fresh-Boat Mad About Mad About Goldbergs Sheldon › “The Wrath of God” (1972) Robert Mitchum. ››› “Farewell, My Lovely” (1975, Mystery) ››› “I Am Legend” (2007) Will Smith, Alice Braga. ›› “Safe House” (2012) Denzel Washington. Motorcycle Race Formula E: Formula E: Motorcycle Race NHRA in 30 NHRA in 30 (6:20) ›› “Tolkien” (:15) ››› “The Wife” (2017, Drama) Glenn Close. “Man Killed Don Quixote” (:05) ››› “Love, Simon” (2018) Nick Robinson. Homeland “Piercing” (2018, Horror) (6:20) “The Padre” (2018) ›› “Breakthrough” (2019, Drama) Chrissy Metz. ›› “Mine” (2016) (6:00) “Game Change” Enthusiasm Veep (:05) “Deadwood: The Movie” (2019) Ian McShane.




District 31 Infoman (N) 1res fois (N) Enquête (N) Le téléjournal (N) Carol’s-Act Good Place Will & Grace The Unicorn NCIS: New Orleans Global News at 10 (N) Station 19 Grey’s Anatomy (N) Law & Order: SVU Sheldon etalk (N) (6:00) Evenings on The Weather Network Evenings on TWN Superstore Good Place Will & Grace Harmony Law & Order: SVU News J. Fallon Coronation Family Feud Back in Time for Winter The Detectives (N) The National (N) Sheldon The Unicorn Sheldon Mom The Gayle King Grammy Two Men Late-Colbert Station 19 Grey’s Anatomy (N) A Million Little Things (N) News J. Kimmel Mom Mom Mom Harmony A Million Little Things (N) Bridging Bridging Australian Open Tennis 2020 Australian Open Tennis Third Round. From Melbourne, Australia. (N) OHL Hockey: Knights at Spitfires Sportsnet Sportsnet Central (N) NHL’s Best NHL’s Best Alberta Primetime (N) Big Bang etalk (N) Criminal Minds Big Bang Big Bang Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU NCIS: Los Angeles (6:20) ››› “Waiting to Exhale” “Anchorman: Legend of Ron” “Tinker Tailor” 3’s Comp. 3’s Comp. Raymond Raymond King of Hill King of Hill Frasier Frasier Dr. Pimple Popper Dr. Pimple Popper (N) My Feet Are Killing Me 1000-lb Sisters (N) Twin Turbos (N) Bitchin’ Rides (N) Diesel Brothers (N) Graveyard Carz (N) Big Bang Big Bang Goldbergs Fresh-Boat Seinfeld Seinfeld Seinfeld Seinfeld ››› “Imitation of Life” (1934) Claudette Colbert. ››› “Body and Soul” (1947, Drama) John Garfield. ›› “Jack the Giant Slayer” (2013, Fantasy) Nicholas Hoult. ››› “X-Men: First Class” (2011) Drag Racing Drag Racing NHRA in 30 NHRA in 30 NHRA in 30 NHRA in 30 (6:50) “Rat Park” (2019, Documentary) (:20) ›› “The Curse of La Llorona” “Fall of the Empire” (:15) ›› “All Is True” (2018) Kenneth Branagh. Homeland “Spider-Man: Far Home” (6:15) “Singularity” (2017) (7:50) ››› “Darkest Hour” (2017) Gary Oldman. ››› “Widows” (2018) “You Killed My Mother” Enthusiasm Veep (:05) The Latin Explosion (:10) The Outsider


7:00 p.m. TSN 2020 Australian Open Tennis Round of 16.












En direct de l’univers (N) Le dernier soir “ADN” (N) Les soirées carte blanche Téléjour. Humanité Security Border Sec. Ransom “Hardline” Private Eyes News SNL W5 (N) Carter “Koji the Killer” Emma Fielding Mysteries “More Bitter Than Death” (6:00) Evenings on The Weather Network Overnight on TWN 2020 NHL All-Star Game (N) News SNL 2020 NHL All-Star Game (N) Snowboarding FBI “Most Wanted” NCIS: New Orleans 48 Hours (N) Two Men Two Men The Jump NBA Basketball Los Angeles Lakers at Philadelphia 76ers. (N) News Immortals “CATSTheMewvie” (2019, Documentary) Morning Show Mysteries “Countdown to Murder” 2020 Canadian Junior Curling Championships Boxing Danny Garcia vs. Ivan Redkach. (N) 2020 NHL All-Star Game (N) Sportsnet Central (N) Corner Gas The Social Holmes on Homes Disasters at Sea Flashpoint “Severed Ties” “Love, Take Two” (2019) Heather Hemmens. “Love, Once and Always” (2018) Amanda Schull. Fast-Furious (:45) ›› “Fast Five” (2011, Action) Vin Diesel, Paul Walker. ›› “Bad Boys II” (2003) Frasier Frasier Frasier Frasier Engagement Engagement Engagement Engagement Say Yes to the Dress (N) Say Yes to the Dress Say Yes to the Dress North Woods Law North Woods Law North Woods Law North Woods Law Big Bang Big Bang Friends Friends Friends Friends Friends Friends ››› “Key Largo” (1948) Humphrey Bogart. ››› “Buck and the Preacher” (1972, Western) (5:30) ›› “Predator 2” ›› “AVP: Alien vs. Predator” (2004) Sanaa Lathan. “Aliens vs. Predator” Motorcycle Race The Auto Show Formula E Formula E (6:20) “The Grizzlies” (:10) ›› “Rampage” (2018) Dwayne Johnson. “Godzilla: King” (:10) ›› “Insidious: The Last Key” (2018, Horror) Homeland “America First” “John DeLorean” “Pacific Rim Uprising” (:10) ›› “Pokémon Detective Pikachu” (2019) “Sicario-Soldado” (5:45) “Diego Maradona” Real Time With Bill Maher “The Apollo” (2019) Ta-Nehisi Coates. Gulman






























District 31 La facture Toute la vie (N) 5e rang (N) Le téléjournal (N) NCIS FBI “Studio Gangster” (N) (:01) New Amsterdam (N) Global News at 10 (N) The Resident “The Flea” Ellen’s Game of Games Emergence Conners etalk (N) (6:00) Evenings on The Weather Network Evenings on TWN Ellen’s Game of Games Ellen’s Game of Games New Amsterdam (N) News J. Fallon Coronation Family Feud Kim 22 Minutes Creek Catastrophe The National (N) NCIS “On Fire” (N) FBI “Studio Gangster” (N) FBI: Most Wanted (N) Two Men Late-Colbert Conners Bless This mixed-ish black-ish (N) Emergence News J. Kimmel Hudson & Rex (N) mixed-ish black-ish (N) Mom Mom Brainfood Brainfood Australian Open Tennis 2020 Australian Open Tennis Men’s and Women’s Quarterfinals. (N) Misplays NHL’s Best NHL Hockey St. Louis Blues at Calgary Flames. (N) Sportsnet Alberta Primetime (N) Big Bang etalk (N) Criminal Minds Pandora (N) Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU ›› “Bruce Almighty” (:05) “The Ladybug” (2018) Haylie Duff (:25) “Hedgehogs” (2016) Ian Hecox ›› “The Big Year” 3’s Comp. 3’s Comp. Raymond Raymond King of Hill King of Hill Frasier Frasier My Big Fat Fabulous Life I Am Jazz “I Will Survive” My Big Fat Fabulous Life “Big Fat Moves” Gold Rush: Pay Dirt (N) Gold Rush (N) Heavy Rescue: 401 (N) Homestead Rescue Big Bang Big Bang Goldbergs Fresh-Boat Friends Friends Friends Friends ››› “The Subject Was Roses” (1968, Drama) (:15) ›› “Psyche ’59” (1964, Drama) Curt Jurgens. ››› “Independence Day” (1996, Science Fiction) Will Smith, Bill Pullman. (:05) ›› “Safe House” NHRA in 30 NHRA in 30 NHRA Drag Racing Auto Club NHRA Finals. From Pomona, Calif. Sgt. Stubby (:45) “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” (2018) Adam Driver. “Godzilla: King” Friend She (:20) ›› “The Curse of La Llorona” Homeland “Rebel Rebel” “Sorry for Your Loss” (:15) ››› “Spider-Man: Far From Home” (2019) Tom Holland. Work- Pro. Shameless “Gallavich!” “Ernie & Joe: Cr” Enthusiasm Veep (:05) “O.G.” (2018) Jeffrey Wright, Theothus Carter.




District 31 Lâcher prise Une autre histoire (N) Les pays d’en haut (N) Le téléjournal (N) Nurses “Chrysalis” (N) (:01) Prodigal Son (N) Super Bowl-Commercials Global News at 10 (N) 9-1-1: Lone Star (N) All Rise The Good Doctor (N) Bob Heart etalk (N) (6:00) Evenings on The Weather Network Evenings on TWN America’s Got Talent “The Champions Four” (N) (:01) Manifest (N) News J. Fallon Coronation Family Feud Murdoch Mysteries (N) Coroner “Unburied” (N) The National (N) Neighbor Bob Heart Super Bowl-Commercials Bull “Fantastica Voyage” Two Men Late-Colbert The Bachelor (N) The Good Doctor (N) News J. Kimmel The Bachelor (N) (:01) Manifest (N) Brainfood Brainfood Australian Open Tennis 2020 Australian Open Tennis Men’s and Women’s Quarterfinals. (N) NHL Hockey Tampa Bay Lightning at Dallas Stars. (N) Sportsnet Central (N) NHL’s Best Alberta Primetime (N) Big Bang etalk (N) Criminal Minds America’s Got Talent (N) Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU ›› “Safe Haven” (2013) › Tideland “A Thousand Times Goodnight” (2013, Drama) Party Down Party Down Party Down 3’s Comp. 3’s Comp. Raymond Raymond King of Hill King of Hill Frasier Frasier 90 Day Fiance: Watch Party “Choose Me” (N) 90 Day Fiancé “Episode 12” Gold Rush: White Water Gold Rush: White Water Highway Thru Hell (N) Homestead Rescue Big Bang Big Bang Goldbergs Fresh-Boat Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Shoah: Four Sisters Interviews from the 1970s of four women who survived the Holocaust. ›››› “Titanic” (1997) Leonardo DiCaprio, Billy Zane. A woman falls for an artist aboard the ill-fated ship. Motorcycle Race Motorcycle Race Motorcycle Race Motorcycle Race (5:50) ››› “First Man” (:15) “What Keeps You Alive” (2018) Brittany Allen “Unbanned” (2018) (:15) “Red Joan” (2018) Judi Dench, Sophie Cookson. Homeland (:05) “Darkest Hour” (6:45) “Rat Park” (2019) (:15) ›› “All Is True” (2018) Kenneth Branagh. › “Holmes & Watson” (6:10) “The Changeling” Enthusiasm Veep “D.C.” Real Time With Bill Maher The New Pope (N)



Découverte Pharmac Tout le monde en parle (N) Téléjour. ››› “Furious 7” (2015, Action) Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson. News Block America’s Got Talent “The Champions Three” American Ninja Warrior “USA vs. The World” (N) (6:00) Evenings on The Weather Network Overnight on TWN America’s Got Talent American Ninja Warrior “USA vs. The World” (N) News Sports Final Find Me Find Me High Arctic Haulers (N) The Fifth Estate (N) The National (N) The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards Excellence in the recording industry. (N) Joel Osteen Funniest Home Videos Shark Tank Shark Tank News Sports The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards Excellence in the recording industry. (N) 25,000 Sing 2020 Australian Open Tennis Round of 16. From Melbourne, Australia. (N) Women’s Curling Sportsnet Central (N) Raptors Misplays The Social etalk Corner Gas Corner Gas “Surprised by Love” (2015, Romance) Hilarie Burton. (6:00) “Love on Iceland” “One Winter Weekend” (2018, Romance) Taylor Cole. Charmed “Curse Words” “The Skeleton Twins” (7:50) ››› “Bridesmaids” (2011) Kristen Wiig. ››› “Little Fish” Raymond Raymond Raymond Raymond Man-Plan Man-Plan Man-Plan Man-Plan 90 Day Fiancé “Episode 12” (N) (:02) Sister Wives (N) (:02) 90 Day Fiancé (N) Man vs. Bear (N) Alaska: The Last Frontier Alaska: The Last Frontier Lone Star Law (N) (6:20) ›› “Kindergarten Cop” (1990) (:40) ››› “Twins” (1988) Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito. ››› “Three Smart Girls” (1936) Every Sun ›› “It’s a Date” (1940) Deanna Durbin. (6:45) ››› “X-Men: First Class” (2011, Action) James McAvoy. (:45) ›› “Road House” (1989, Action) (6:00) NHRA Drag Racing Auto Club NHRA Finals. Beyond the Wheel NASCAR NASCAR (6:55) ›› “Alita: Battle Angel” (2019) Rosa Salazar. The Circus Toon Pres. Shameless “Gallavich!” ›› “Men in Black: International” (2019) ››› “Unsane” (2018) Claire Foy. Shazam! Duran (:35) ›› “Bad Times at the El Royale” (2018) Jeff Bridges. ›› “The Meg” (2018) Habla y Vo (:35) I Love You, Now Die (:40) I Love You, Now Die The Outsider (N)















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AUTO PARTS 1 chev & gmc 1/2 ton Haynes auto repair manual. 1988 to 1993 - 2wd & 4wd. Phone 972-9172 MOTORBIKES & SNOWMOBILES For sale: One 2006 snowbear trailer 4x8 ft. New take off sides. Wired with lights. Ph 972-9172 TOOLS & EQUIPMENT Tool box & tools. Phone 9729172 Various sizes of used lumber. Phone 972-9172 FOR RENT For rent: Two rooms, in two bedroom bungalow. Looking for collage students, or young working girls. $300.00 a month each. Two small bedrooms, you have the use of everything in house, stove, fridge, washer,, dryer, microwave, kitchen, cuferds, tv & dvd player, power & energy included. Location, 9th ave SW, house number 514. Beside circle K & subway. For more information phone 306-684-6000. For rent: Large bedroom upstairs close to bathroom. Has fridge, microwave, etc. Only $450 a month. Also basement for rent $500 a month. For more information phone 306693-6716. Close to SIAST & Bus stop. Male ofemale welcome or elderly person. Small pets are welcome. Garage use also, extra. One bedroom suite for rent. Building is near a store, park, bus stop, library and downtown area. Rent is $600/month with a $600 Damage Deposit. You pay Power. Parking available. Please call or message at 1-306-313-6219 or email at Two bedroom suite with Side Yard. Has a gas fireplace, stove, granite countertop and suite is 900 sq ft. Rent of $895/ month which includes Utilities. Parking for 2 vehicles w/power. Available now! Text at 1-306631-7550. Esquire Housing Co-op, 1 bedroom, 3rd floor apartment for rent in quiet South Hill Senior Co-op. East facing balcony. $550.00/month which includes heat and water. Power is not

include. Available February 15, 2020. Call 306-691-0898 (evenings) or text 306-6814770 (day)

For rent: Phone 694-0675 or 684-2827. Main floor large deluxe suite (available April 1st) with all amenities, laundry, fireplace, gas range, central vac, parking for 2 cars, nice gazebo, 1/2 block to convenience store, optional heated garage, cat or small dog welcome, wheelchair lift, rent incentive or rent to own options. Fully furnished lower level available immediately. Same amenities as main floor, please call for viewing. MISCELLANEOUS

Sukanen Ship Museum 2020 calendared featuring salute to the Snowbirds aerial team, $15, available at Moose Jaw Express, Moose Jaw Western Development Museum, or call 306-631-3666 1 fold up table - 5ft by 30 in. 1 spin mop & pail. 1 stand up steel ashtray with round black ashtray. Phone 972-9172 Ladies purse - $2 306-6818749 45g black plastic barrels for rainwater - $20 each 306681-8749 KING SIZE SATEEN SHEET SET-Comes with 1 fitted sheet1Flat sheet-2King size pillow cases. Easy care and wrinkle resistant. Brand New still in PKG... Would make a nice gift. Paid $39.99 will take $25.00 OBO...PLZ. Call 692-3061 VHS MOVIES- Drama, Comedy,

Horror, Suspense-Box set of Ghost Stories and Children’s Movies mostly animated asking 50 cents a piece... PLZ> call 692-3061 Western saddles ( 2 adults & 1 child’s ) and 1 English saddle. Bridles. Halters, spurs, boots & hats ( both western & English ) Horse blanket. Men’s & lady’s western shirts, jeans & leather jackets. Call 306 692-8517 Please leave message. For sale: small fantom power pet vacuum cleaner on wheels $25. 306-692-4868 HOUSEHOLD ITEMS Household items - tv stand & stalking stools other small items. One small vacuum. Phone 972-9172 1 single bed frame on casters. 1 set of king size sheets. Phone 972-9172

Golden Oak TV/Entertainment stand in excellent condition. 44” L x 32” H x 20” D - hexagon shaped to fit in corner as well as along a wall. Will accommodate a TV on top and includes glass enclosed centre shelves for DVD/Blue Ray disc player as well as bottom & side compartments for storage of DVD’s, etc. Asking $125. Call/ text 306-630-9180. For sale: Hamilton beach toaster oven $10. 306-692-4868 For sale: Black & Decker smart brew 12 cup coffee maker $10. 306-692-4868 OFFICE FUNITURE & EQUIPMENT

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tors, ice augers, or any other yard and garden equipment, in Moose Jaw and area. Call or text 1-306-641-4447 Tractors. I pay cash for tractors up to 50 HP running or not, and 3 point hitch equipment. Call or text 1-306-641-4447 Wanted a Stihl Chainsaw running or not. Call or text with model number to 306-6414447 I am looking for a John Deere LA tractor in any condition, or parts. Call or text 306-641Slightly used Vitamaster elec- 4447 tric treadmill for sale at $99. SERVICES Will consider offers, so call Will do general painting & 306 692 3765 to make a deal. contracting. Interior & exterior. *treadmill jan102020 Free estimate. 30 years experience. Phone 972-9172 LOST & FOUND Will fix & sell Lewis cattle oilLOST KITTEN - REWARD FOR ers. Ph 972-9172 MUNEWS SAFE RETURN. Miss- Junk to the dump in and ing since Saturday January around Moose Jaw - $40/load 4,2020. 5 month old black and and up 306-681-8749 white male. Last seen wearing WORK WANTED an orange collar with bell. If Looking for Part Time Work. found or seen please contact I have a couple days a week Dean (306)-631-6901 or Heidi open. I have 35 years cleaning (306)690-2099 experience including working WANTED in office buildings and cleaning Looking for used engine oil after people move out of their 306-681-8749 homes and suites. I am now Wanted: Garage to rent prefer- working for seniors in their ably in downtown area. 306- homes doing all aspects of 684-0506. cleaning and other work such Wanted: Downtown rental as Laundry, Cooking, Yard work space for a store. Reasonable and other odd jobs. I charge cost or will also supply securi- $25.00 an hour and can supty maintenance, cleaning. Can ply references. If you feel you be boiler licensed and have an need a hand PLZ> call Patti at excellent recommendations for 692-3061 last 50 years. 306-684-0506. HELP WANTED Wanted: Portable storage Seeking committed, evangelizunites. Discarded or wrecked, ing Christian business partner. old, semi-trailer unites, large To open up and operate a secbuses, bins, or what have ond-hand/flea market store in you. Must be cheap price and Moose Jaw, SK. Male, female moveable. 684-0506 or family. Computer/internet Looking for Canadian tire mon- knowledge helpful. 684-0506 ey, will pay up to face value COMMUNITY, 306-681-8749 EVENTS, MEETGuns Wanted, I’m a licensed INGS & OCCASgun buyer paying cash for SIONS guns, parts and ammunition, Sports various prices. if inMoose Jaw, Regina, and sur- terested please call 306-692rounding area. Call or text 306- 6072 641-4447 I am looking for a lever or pump 22 rifle, and a smaller 22 Got something you’d like bolt action rifle in either 22LR to sell? or Magnum. Call or text 1-306641-4447 Free pickup of your unwanted snowblowers, tillers, genera-

Upcoming palliative care roadshow workshop aiming to answer questions Larissa Kurz

The Saskatchewan Hospice Palliative Care Association is debuting a new informative workshop in Moose Jaw on Feb. 4, focusing on the questions that families have about accessing palliative or hospice care. The workshop, titled Family Led Care: Involving Family in End of Life Care, will feature presentations from medical social worker Carla Mitchell and registrar with Funeral & Cremation Services of Saskatchewan Sandy Mohen. “What we’re hoping to do is to provide community-based education throughout the province and one of the ways we’re doing that is by having these roadshow events,” said Mitchell. Mitchell will talk about the family role in requesting

palliative care, from having the conversation with loved ones and medical professionals to what services and supports are available, and how to be an advocate for your loved one’s wishes. “The first presentation that I’ll be providing is to focus on helping family members understand the impact that death has on a family unit,” said Mitchell. “[My hope is] that families come away with it with an idea of maybe what to expect at the end of life, but also what kind of resources are out there to help them with that really difficult time.” Mohen will then follow with a presentation detailing the process that follows a loved one’s passing and the rights of families during the funeral planning process.

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“Sandy’s presentation will focus on how family members can be involved in caring for their loved ones once they have passed away,” said Mitchell. “Also, what the legal rights of families are in terms of funeral planning and what they can do on their own and what they can do working in conjunction with funeral homes.” Following the presentations, attendees are welcomed to take part in a Death Cafe in the afternoon, an unmoderated conversation for people to discuss their experiences with death. “The goal of [the Death Cafe] really is to open a conversation about death and raise awareness by discussing things that sometimes are taboo to talk about in our daily lives,” said Mitchell. The workshop in Moose Jaw is the first roadshow event hosted by the SHPCA, and Mitchell hopes the event will be able to answer questions about palliative care for both families and medical professionals. “I think it’s a good presentation for really anybody that’s wanting to learn more,” said Mitchell. “At some point or another, all of us end up in the shoes of having to, unfortunately, be part of that process with family members, and I think it’s beneficial to all.” Attendees have until Feb. 1 to register for the event by emailing, as lunch and snacks will be provided throughout the day. The workshop will also be collecting a $5 fee at the door on the day of the event, which will begin at 11 a.m. and run until 1:30 p.m., with the Death Café beginning at 2 p.m.

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Sask Canola meeting to highlight growing concerns By Ron Walter - For Agri-Mart Express Sask. Canola will host a Top Notch Farm meeting in Moose Jaw on Feb. 6 at the Heritage Inn. The day long session will feature seven presentations plus opening remarks by Sask. Canola director Don Wiebe. Barb Ziesman of Saskatchewan Agriculture will discuss the expanding club root disease issue and update guests on pulse diseases. Warren Ward of Canada Canola will discuss spring frost and plant stand recovery while Nathan Gregg will discuss combine management and storage concerns. Jim Tansey of Saskatchewan Agriculture will talk about insect matters. Malt barley agronomy will be tackled by Mitchell Japp of Saskatchewan Agriculture. An MNP speaker will talk about intergenerational farm transfer. There is no fee to attend but guests should register at Similar meetings are being held Sturgis, Meadow Lake and Melfort. Ron Walter can be reached at

2019 housing prices recover somewhat from slump By Ron Walter - For Moose Jaw Express

Local house prices increased 4.3 per cent during the last year. Average benchmark price in Moose Jaw for houses sold on the Multiple Listing Service was $210,100, an increase from $201,400 at the end of 2018. While one-storey home prices increased 4.9 per cent, two-storey houses fell 1.8 per cent to $199,100. Five years ago, average house prices in Moose Jaw were $231,900, according to the Regina and District Realtors Association. Sales volume for the year was up 2.4 per cent to $100.9 million and sales made increased 3.6 per cent to 432 units. New listings of 896 dropped 6.8 per cent. At an average 81.1 days on the market before selling, houses took about seven days longer to sell than in 2018. December sales of 16 units were down 15.8 per cent while volume at $3.35 million fell 26.1 per cent. Homes sold in December averaged 75 days on the market.

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Last week, we chatted about the importance of staying filled up spiritually and not being foolish when it comes to being prepared for the return of the Lord. A few days after I had written that article, we were affected by a widespread power outage. Imagine how my attention was alerted when I read a couple verses in Proverbs a while later that speaks of how the “ant� prepares for winter by stocking up on food in the summer and fall. “Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise, which having no captain, overseer or ruler, provides her supplies in the summer, and gathers her food in the harvest.� (Proverbs 6:6-8) Solomon reminds us in Proverbs 10:5 that: “He who gathers in the summer is a wise son; he who sleeps in harvest is a son who causes shame.� There is wisdom in planning ahead. Here in Saskatchewan, we must not be fools when it comes to emergency preparedness. The extreme cold that is bound to come each winter can pose serious problems where life and limbs are involved. It is no secret that our weather can change in a short period of time and we should take extra safety precautions for that reason. Today is the best day to prepare for tomorrow! What are the first things we reach for when the power goes off in our homes? We are so accustomed to having electricity; it is a shock when the lights go out! It may be a good idea to invest in a camping lantern. I’ve also heard firsthand that kerosene heaters work really well (they only smell when they are lit and shut off). Keep a box or tote handy that holds supplies you may need for a 72-hour span. If you’d rather, pack a backpack for each member of the family. This may make it simpler if you have to evacuate quickly. Here are a few suggestions for your emergency kit: 2 litres of drinking water per person per day (small bottles are easier to carry and navigate with), canned food/protein shakes/energy or granola bars and dried fruit, matches, flashlight and batteries for flashlight, and first aid supplies. It may also be nice to have a wind-up radio, some cash and important papers on hand. As for power outages, there are also inexpensive and simple ways to heat an area of your home. Have you ever heard of the clay pot heater? It is a simple little DIY that you can make with terra cotta pots and a tea light. There are numerous how-to videos on YouTube you may wish to check out. In our family emergency tote, I also include extra toilet paper (it’s always handy to have extra on hand even if there isn’t an emergency), cup-of-soup, and even chocolate or chocolate bars (which is also handy to have on hand for those non-emergency cravings). Some people suggest having bulk flour, salt and sugar on hand. I also started keeping a binder of all-important family information a couple years ago. It isn’t just for emergencies but can easily be grabbed for such a time. A pen and paper, a small Bible and a few Reader’s Digests would be nice to have if you have to leave your home for any period of time. Dear readers, it is wise to make plans today and be pre60 for Athabasca Street pared an emergency in theEast future. Let this be a little 306-692-0533 encouragement to put some thought and effort into getMinister: Rev. Jim Tenford ting your affairs in order; physically and spiritually. Music Director: Karen Purdy

th , 2017 May 14 TheSunday, views and opinions expressed in this article are those of 10:30am theWorship author, andService do not necessarily reflect the position of this & Sunday School publication.

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LLOYD WISNTON HALL Lloyd Winston Hall passed away January 16, 2020 at Pioneers Lodge. Lloyd was born in Folkestone Kent, England. As a child Lloyd and his four siblings (three sisters and a brother) were brought to Canada by their parents. They settled in Winnipeg where Lloyd received his education. In 1937, Lloyd travelled to England to join the Royal Air Force. He served from Sept. 7, 1938 to June 13, 1945. While there he met and married a Scottish girl, Elizabeth “Betty� Weatherall on March 7, 1941. In 1946, they came to Canada and settled in Toronto. Lloyd and Betty had a remarkable and amazing life together. They had four sons; Lloyd, Stewart, Bruce and Bradley. Over the years Lloyd had many interests such as line dancing, Scottish set dancing, model trains, writing letters to the paper, wintering in Daytona Beach, Florida, singing in choirs, volunteering at Providence Place to name a few. Lloyd is predeceased by his parents Ethel and Richard; four siblings Ethel, Alice, Alma; brother Harold; loving wife Betty; oldest son, Lloyd and youngest son, Bradley. Left behind to celebrate Lloyd’s life is his two sons Stewart (Marilyn) and Bruce (Joan); two grandsons Douglas (Debbie) and Chris; two great-grandchildren Brandon and Alyssa Marie; one great- granddaughter in law Megan; one great-great-grandson Ahser Ryan and daughter in law Sharon. Lloyd may be physically gone but he will never be forgotten. His name is sure to come up in many conversations over the years to come. There will be no funeral. A Private family graveside ceremony will take place. It takes a special type of personality to live life to the fullest and enjoy every chapter along the way. Betty and Lloyd proved it can be done. Farewell to the best, till we meet again. Do not mourn a life well spent but celebrate a life well lived. In living memory of Lloyd, a memorial planting will be made by Jones Parkview Funeral Services. Please sign the memorial register at website: or www. (Obituaries). Stephanie Lowe - Funeral Director

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I would like to thank all the staff at Pioneer Lodge on behalf of Lloyd Winston Hall. The main tenance staff for keeping everything working and functioning properly. Laundry staff for keeping Lloyd’s clothes and bedding clean. Housekeeping staff for their tireless hard work. The dietary staff for providing well balanced and nourishing meals plus always served with a smile. Special care aids for looking after Lloyd’s personal needs. The nurses for looking after his health needs quickly and promptly. Thanks Dr. G.B. VanHeerden & Dr. Vermaak. A special shout out to the recreational dept. hairdresser, all the volunteers and to all the entertainers who show up so willingly to play for all the residents. Thank you to each and everyone of you, you all had a hand in creating a very caring and homelike atmosphere.

Thanks Sharon

TRINITY UNITED CHURCH 277 Iroquois St W Moose Jaw, SK Next Service: January 26, 10:30am Rev. Ron Cairns

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NORMA SYLVIA ST. ONGE Norma passed away Monday, January 13, 2020 in Moose Jaw at the age of 85. She was born March 21, 1934 to parents Margaret and William Roberton in Flintoft, Saskatchewan. Norma is predeceased by her parents, Margaret and William Roberton; and her siblings, Joyce, Erma, Judy, and Shirley; and exhusbands, Gill Lizee and Vernon St. Onge. She is survived by her sister, Betty Ann; her children, Dianne, Marianne (Gary), Linda (Rick), Shelly, and Ron; and her loving companion of over 20 years, Don McLean; as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In keeping with Norma’s wishes no Funeral Service will take place. A Private Family Interment will take place in the spring at Swift Current Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers Memorial Donations may be made to Providence Place (Please designate to have the funds used in Guardians Grove), 100 2nd Ave NE, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 1B8. In living memory of Norma 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

SKOBERG (Overman), Margaret Ann July 5, 1929 - January 15, 2020 Margaret Skoberg passed away peacefully on the morning of January 15th, 2020 at Royal University Hospital at 90 years of age. She was born in Hardisty, Alberta, and spent her early years living on a farm there and then married John Skoberg, from the neighbouring town of Lougheed. Margaret lived a life full of adventure, friendships and became known as a highly talented artist. She was fortunate to live in different locations across Canada, including Moose Jaw, Ottawa, Peachland, Cranbrook, and finally Saskatoon. She enriched the lives of all who knew her with her quick wit and active involvement in many community organizations. Margaret is survived by her children, Dana Skoberg (Jules), Diane Skoberg, Vicki Towriss (Brian), as well as 6 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and 3 sisters, Verta, Marie, and Cheryl and a large extended family. She was predeceased by her brother, Bud and sister, Myra. Margaret will be interred at a later date at the family gravesite in Lougheed, Alberta with her late husband John. Margaret’s family would like to thank her Trinity Manor friends for lots of laughs and all the staff at Royal University Hospital that cared for her in her final days. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to your local SPCA. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to Lisa Bos, Hillcrest Funeral Home, Saskatoon, SK (306-477-4400).

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January 24, 2019 Love always Elaine and Family

GEORGE MURRAY CRUDEN MORRISON August 22nd, 1923 – January 9th, 2020 With sadness we announce that George Murray Cruden Morrison, aged 96 years of Moose Jaw, SK passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 9th, 2020 at Extendicare, with family by his side. He was predeceased by his parents, William and Isabella; wife, Muriel; and brothers: Bill, John and Alex. George is survived by his daughter, Glenys (Ron) Rollie; son, Derek (Valerie); grandchildren: Michelle (Aaron) Welsh, Shawn (Karla) Rollie, Haig (Momoko) Morrison, and Keegan (Joyce) Morrison; and great-grandchildren: Clarissa, Tyler, Emily, Cheyanne, Camryn and Megan. George was born in Rouleau, Saskatchewan. In 1936, at age 13, he returned to Scotland with his parents. At age 17 he began work as a mechanic in Ellon, Aberdeenshire. It was during this time that George met a pretty young lass named Muriel Watt and they were married in 1948. The family later moved to Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire. In 1964 the family immigrated to Moose Jaw and George began work as a mechanic. In 1975 he and his partner, Jim Charters, opened Palliser Service on Caribou Street West. George had many interests; he was a member of the Kiwanis Club, was one of the founding members of the Scottish Society, was an ardent volunteer at MOTIF, and loved to dance. George was in Extendicare for five years and we would like to thank the staff for their exceptional care and compassion. A Celebration of George’s Life will be held on Friday, January 24th, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. in the Harvey Room at Moose Jaw Funeral Home. Pastor Marvin Seaborg will officiate and a private family interment will take place at Rosedale Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations in George’s name may be made to The Moose Jaw Humane Society, Box 1658 Station Main, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 7K7. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Michelle Surtees, Funeral Director 306-693-4550 www.moosejawfuneralhome. com

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Till we meet again my dear Helen - Cec Terra & Kayla 2nd Anniversary of passing

Keyin Jory Robbins Born into the arms of an angel, We think about you still, You have never been forgotten, And you never will. We hold you close within our hearts, And there you will remain, To walk with us throughout our lives Until we meet again.

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Keyin Happy 13th Birthday in Heaven. Is there a party up in Heaven To celebrate today? Did Angels frost a cake for you? Or sing to start your day. We’re celebrating you down here As they must be above. We truly hope your special day Is filled with peace and love. We’re trying hard to smile for you But, ahhh…that empty chair… We turn around and find ourselves Still shocked that you’re not here.

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Please note that coming events are placed where space is available and that priority is given to local non-profit groups and organizations. GOOD FOOD BOX – Hunger in Moose Jaw, contact Kathleen Dempkey 306.693.0754: Now accept debit and credit card payments. 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. SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE Grief Support Group for those who have experienced the death of a Loved One by Suicide Next Meeting: Wed. Jan. 22, from 7:30pm to 9:00pm at Parkview Reception Centre 474 Hochelaga St. W. (please use east doors off of east parking lot) Everyone is Welcome. SUPERANNUATED TEACHERS OF SASKATCHEWAN MOOSE JAW BRANCH: Luncheon Meeting will be held on Wednesday, at 10:30AM January 22 at the Masonic Temple Hall. Presentation: Sonja Susut: Teacher Stress and How it is a Precursor to your Health in Retirement Luncheon cost: Members/Spouses: $15, Non-Members: $20. Meal: Roast Beef Dinner, Catered by Charlotte’s. Please Register with Pam D by January 19/20. THE MOOSE JAW STAMP CLUB will meet Wed., Jan. 22 at 7:00 pm in the Lindale School staffroom, 1322 11th Ave. NW (north entrance). Visitors are always welcome. For information call 306693-5705 for information. DEATH CAFÉ will take place on Thursday, January 23 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. at the Public Library. Come discuss the taboo and difficult subject of death in an informal relaxed setting at the Moose Jaw Public Library. Admission is free. Everyone is welcome.

MOOSE JAW TOWN AND COUNTRY SINGLES DANCE will be held on Saturday January 25, at Church of Our Lady Community Center at 566 Vaughan St. W. from 7:30 to 11 pm. Band Two Stepp. Come on out for an evening of fun! Married couples welcome! Cost is $15 and lunch is included. For more information call 306-691-6634. MOOSE JAW & DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CITIZEN & GROUP OF THE YEAR AWARDS will be held on January 28th at the Heritage inn from 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Tickets are $30 pp and you will need to register by January 24th to 306.692.6414 or email chamber@ THE MOOSE JAW BRANCH OF SASKATCHEWAN GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING will be held on Tuesday, January 28th at 7pm at the Moose Jaw Public Library, Herb Taylor Room. Rich Pickering, a local resident of Moose Jaw will speak about the significance the newly named “Tatawaw Park� and the area around Moose Jaw, had for the many First Nations and Metis peoples. He will also touch on the fur trade trail system in the park and some early Moose Jaw history. Everyone Welcome. THE SPELLING BEE AND BEEYOND will be held on Thursday, January 30th at the Art Museum Theatre at 7:00 p.m. Come and join the fun as rival adult business, school divisions, service club teams battle each other to win the third annual spelling bee. This is also a fundraiser to promote children’s literacy in Moose Jaw. It will be a fun event. Tickets $20 may be purchased at the door. 2020 CHINESE NEW YEAR BANQUET AT JADE GARDENS RESTAURANT on Monday, February 3rd at 6pm. Tickets $30pp, cash only. Limited tickets available/first come first serve. Phone Jade Garden Restaurant 306.694.5566 or Kim Chow 306.693.3175.

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KJ QUILTERS AND MINTO HUGS PRESENT CABIN FEVER QUILT SHOW, Tuesday, February 4, 1:30 - 4:30 pm. Show will take place in St. Andrews Sanctuary, 60 Athabasca St. E. Free will offering will be donated to St. Andrews Refugee Fund. Come and see quilts, stay for coffee and goodies. THE AGM OF MOOSE JAW CRIMESTOPPERS will be held on Tuesday, February 4- 7:30 p.m. at the M.J.Police Service -2nd Floor. The purpose of the meeting is to review the operation of the past year and to acknowledge the support of our community sponsors. GRAVELBOURG CARES FAMILY SUPPER & DANCE FUNDRAISER will be held on Saturday, February 8th at the Parish Hall First Ave in Gravelbourg, cocktails 5-5:30pm/Supper 5:30-7:30pm/Dance to follow 7:30-11:30pm. Music by SCOTT2 and the Chums. Seating Limited – Only 200 Tickets Available – Recommend early purchase. Licensed event. Price Adults $25/Family Pass $60/Dance Only $15/5 and Under Free. Buy Tickets at CafÊ Paris 306.648.2223/Styles 306.648.3188/ Neighbours Bar 306.648.2888 or Voila 306.648.3479. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL #1534 VALENTINE’S SOCIAL STEAK & CHICKEN BBQ on Friday, February 14th at St. Joseph Parish Hall. Refreshments 5:30pm/ Supper 6:30pm. Prizes, 50/50 draw. Tickets $20pp call Al at 306.692.7106 or David 306.692.8789 or Gerry 306.631.1610. Admission by ticket only. Tickets limited. DANCE TO THE 50S & 60S WITH THE BROMANTICS on February 15th at Church of Our Lady Hall, 566 Vaughan St. Sponsored by The Friendly City Optimist Club. Proceeds to Youth Projects in the Community. Tickets $30pp Call or Text Lloyd Pethick cell 306.631.4129 or 306.694.4121; Brian Hauck cell 306.631.6127 or 306.693.6517. Doors open 7pm/Dance 8pm. Cash Bar and Lunch Served. Everyone Welcome. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION – BRANCH 59 MOOSE JAW, 268 High St W: Contact 306-692-5453 Like us on Facebook @ Royal Canadian Legion Branch 59 Moose Jaw. VETERANS’ MORNING COFFEE Monday-Saturday @ 10:00 am CURLING – Sundays @ 10:00 am @ Ford Curling Centre CRIBBAGE – Tuesdays @ 1:30 pm - Please sign-in by 1:00 pm DARTS – Thursdays @ 7:00 pm - in the auditorium – everyone welcome SUPPERS - Fridays @ 5:30 pm - Please purchase tickets by the previous Wednesday SHUFFLEBOARD – Fridays @ 7:00 pm Drop-in League – Bring friends!! MEAT DRAW FUNDRAISER - Saturdays @ 3:00 pm – Open to the public -- Everyone welcome ANNUAL HONOURS & AWARDS NIGHT – Wednesday, January 22nd @7:00 pm - in the auditorium - awards will be presented for Remembrance School Displays and winners of the Legion Poster, Essay & Poem Contest. Recipients, school representatives and families are encouraged to attend. FOOT CARE CLINIC for Legion Members – January 29th - please call for an appointment MOOSE JAW & DISTRICT SENIORS’ ASSOCIATION @ Timothy Eaton Garden – 101-510 Main St N. For more information or the regular listing of ongoing daily events call 306694-4223 or ONGOING PROGRAMS: EVERY WEEKDAY. Please check with MJ & District Seniors to find out what these are. Saturday, January 18 – Crib Tournament 9:30-3:30 pm. Cost $12.00 Sunday, January 19 – Potluck –5:00 – 8:00 pm Cost $1.00 Wednesday, January 22 – Mini Crib – 1:004:00 pm, Cost $5.00 Saturday, January 25 – Robbie Burns Celebration - Cocktails & 5:30, Supper 6:15 pm, Program 7-9 pm. Adults $30 | Children (5-12 yrs) $10 Tickets available at Reception Desk COSMO SENIORS’ CENTRE, 235 Third Ave. N.E. For more information call (306) 692-6072. TOPS WED. JAN. 22 & 29- 8:30am

COSMO BRIDGE LEAGUE WED. JAN. 15 -1pm/ MON. JAN. 27 -1pm. Cost $2pp. includes prizes COSMO FLOOR SHUFFLEBOARD WED. JAN. 22 & 29-1pm/ MON. JAN. 27 -1pm. Cost $2pp includes prizes LIBERTE DANCE WED. JAN. 22 & 295:30pm/ TUES. JAN. 28 - 5:30pm COSMO LINE DANCE WITH DONNA THURS. JAN. 23 & 30 - 10am. Cost $3pp SCRABBLE FRI. JAN. 24 & JAN. 31 -1pm COSMO MINI CRIBBAGE TOURNAMENT TUES. JAN. 28 -1pm. Cost $5pp includes snacks & prizes COSMO JAM SESSION TUES. JAN. 28 9:30am. Cost $2pp FRIENDSHIP BRIDGE TUES. JAN. 28, 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)6939034 or email TOPS CHAPTER SK2211 (TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY) meets at St Andrews United Church Tuesdays at 5:30 pm, 60 Athabasca St E. Please use side parking lot door. Handicapped friendly building. New members are welcome; members share recipes, healthy diet tips, and we have guest speakers. Weight loss encouraged via healthy food choices and exercise. for more info call 306-692-0991 or 306-690-8001 LINE DANCING CLASSES every Monday from 10-11:30am at Church of Our Lady, 566 Vaughn St. Cost $3 per class. Everyone welcome. For more information call Donna Douglas @306.692.7365. MOOSE JAW CONCERT BAND: If you play an instrument, you are welcome to join the Moose Jaw Concert Band. Rehearsals are Thursdays at 7:15 p.m. in the Vanier Collegiate Band room. If you need more info, please e-mail kurt.gillett@ . TUESDAYS BINGO at Church of Our Lady Parish Hall; 7 p.m. start. Doors open at 6 p.m.

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Rail companies deliver record grain shipments By Ron Walter - For Agri-Mart Express

Canada’s two railways moved a record volume of grain during the last three months of 2019. Combined, Canadian Pacific and CN Rail moved 15.4 million tonnes of grain from elevators to port. By year end Canadian Pacific had increased volume 2.1 per cent to 12.17 million tonnes for the 2019-2020 crop year that began in August. Of that, 7.5 million tonnes was shipped in the last three months, turning in three of the best months for volume. December was the best ever at 2.5 million tonnes while October and November, both second best ever volumes, were 2.66 million tonnes and 2.74 million tonnes respectively. CP officials said the company’s High Effi-

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FOI Shows Reason Why Union Hospital Debris Dumped At City Yard The need to extend the life of the landfill appears to be the reason why a large amount of demolition debris - bricks and cement - from the former Moose Jaw Union Hospital ended up in the City’s High Street Yards. Although who ultimately authorized the free dumping of materials there remains a mystery. In documents obtained through a Freedom of Information (FOI) request by MJ Independent a series of emails within the Engineering and Planning Departments stress the need to divert the maximum amount of demolition debris away from the landfill and to the City yards south of High Street West. In an April 22, 2016 email Jordan Clayson of Graham Construction and Engineering wrote the City had requested stockpiling all concrete, brick and asphalt at the City yards. “Regarding disposal of demolition materials, early in the planning stages of the MJUH demolition, the City was involved in planning meetings/ and it was requested by the City that all concrete, brick/ and asphalt material be stockpiled at the City-designated site on High Street, just to the south of the City stockpiles. This direction was agreed to by all parties,” Clayson wrote.

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Graham Design Builders LP served as the Five Hills Regional Health Authority’s (FHRHA) contact on the demolition as part of the contract for the construction of the new hospital in Moose Jaw. FHRHA was responsible for the demolition of the Union Hospital. The need to extend the landfill’s life and divert the majority of the demolition debris to the City yards and not the landfill is referenced in an e-mail exchange between City employees and Clayson. In an April 26th email, former manager of engineering Colin Prang wrote his concerns to Virginia Shepley, with a carbon copy to director of planning Michelle Sanson, about the large amount of material - bricks and concrete - ending up in the landfill and there were concerns “that they are not spending adequate time sorting this material.” Shepley would email Clayson stating “due to the size of the project the hospital demolition largely impacts the capacity of the landfill…we just wanted to reinforce the majority of brick and concrete should be going to the city recycling yards.” Clayson would respond less than an hour later that every effort was being made to divert all brick and concrete from the

landfill to the City’s recycling yard as the disposal costs were cheaper and in the FHRHA’s best interest to do so. “Furthermore/ the demolition contractor is aware of the higher disposal costs associated with hauling heavy material such as brick and concrete to the landfill, and are therefore making every effort to minimize the amount of such material being disposed of at the landfill. While we cannot guarantee that the material being disposed of in the landfill is completely brick- or concrete-free/ as per previous conversations with the City and in our own best interest, we are continuing to make all reasonable efforts to haul as much of the brick and concrete material as possible to the City recycling yard,” Clayson wrote. Doug Dahl, a communications officer with the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA), said under a 2012 agreement with the City the FHRHA was responsible for the demolition of the former Union Hospital. The 2012 agreement between FHRHA and the City included the property for the new hospital and the right of first refusal for the City of Moose Jaw to purchase the old hospital property. “As part of the terms of the contract, FHRHA required proper handling and disposal of all materials for the demolition. The FHRHA (now part of the Saskatchewan Health Authority) is satisfied that all materials, including hazardous materials, were properly and legally handled including the disposal of waste materials,” he wrote to MJ Independent.

As part of the agreement the City agreed to charge FHRHA the standard - and not premium - fee for all materials hauled to the City refuse grounds (see photo below). The SHA referred any questions about the dumping fees - charged or not charged - back to the City of Moose Jaw.

Excerpt from the contract between the City and Five Hills Regional Health Authority Emails released also show then a relative newcomer to the City’s Administration former City Manager Matt Noble was sent the contract and was asked to study and get up to speed from Section V in a June 9, 2014 email. The email does not state the reason why. No contract was released detailing the agreement reached to waive dumping fees for debris hauled to the City yards. During budget discussions surrounding a new initiative into recycling cement and asphalt into a reusable and saleable product the question was asked if the City had charged a fee to dump Union Hospital demolition debris at the City Yards. At the January 13, 2020 regular meeting of Council an enquiry revealed the amount of money the City received for Union Hospital debris was $36,384.80 prompting Councillor Brian Swanson to state the City has missed a major revenue source and the answer showed the debris at the City Yards had been dumped free of charge.