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A Moose Jaw-area country singer is in the running for a top award with an international music organization and needs public support to take home the gold. Shawn Adams, 45, is a singer-songwriter who lives near Mortlach and has been nominated for a gold record of the month award with the International Singer Songwriters Association (ISSA), based in the United States. So far Adams is in second place with 3,013 votes, or 18 per cent; the top artist has 4,561 votes, or 27 per cent. Voting is taking place at https://issasongwriters.com/vote/ and closes on Friday, Jan. 31. Information about Adams can be found at www.facebook.com/ShawnAdamsMusicCanada/ or https://twitter.com/shawnadams73. An anonymous fan nominated Adams for this monthly award, he explained. This has never happened before to him, so he has been overwhelmed with all the attention he has received and support from Moose Jaw and area. The ISSA features a different music category every month, so this was the first time Adams was nominated in the country pop artist bracket since joining the organization about five years ago. “It’s pretty incredible” to be in second place, he said. “I’m at a loss for words. Being the only Canadian out of 65 people worldwide is pretty amazing.” Adams joined the International Singer Songwriters Association after he was initially diagnosed with frontal lobe dementia six years ago. That was a hard blow to accept, he said, so instead of feeling sorry for himself, he picked up a guitar and wrote the song “Please Remember Me.” This tune was his way of ensuring his family and friends remembered him the way he was. The song caught fire, with it being featured on the Grand Ol’ Opry’s Facebook page,

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Shawn Adams, based in the Mortlach area, is a country pop artist in the running for an award with the International Singer Songwriters Association. Photo courtesy Facebook on YouTube and on many independent and music sites. This led to another overwhelming response from fans. It was after the song and music video were released in March 2018 — Moose Jaw’s Nebulous Entertainment put together the video — that Adams found out the doctor had made a misdiagnosis and he was actually suffering from a severe case of sleep apnea. “I’m just grateful,” he chuckled. “And since I’ve been working with the right doctors, I’ve been on a sleep apnea machine the last five months. I’m just feeling 100-per-cent better.”

Adams — who is a member of the Canadian and Saskatchewan country music associations — expects to have a full-length album out sometime this year. As a country artist, he enjoys sharing stories with people, especially since it’s a good feeling when he receives a positive response to his music. His future goal is to continue working on his music; a single from his new record is expected to receive radio airplay in the coming months. He also appreciates the support he’s received from Moose Jaw and area and hopes to bring home the gold at the end of the month.

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Comedy tour travelling the prairies to support local charities Larissa Kurz

The Human Condition Comedy Tour debuted last year with a month-long tour that traversed 24 cities in Western Canada, and the tour is back again this year to support a whole new list of local charities. The tour skirted around Moose Jaw last year, with stops in Regina and Saskatoon, but the comedians taking part in this year’s tour are making the Friendly City the second stop on the docket on Mar. 10. “We’re definitely looking forward to Moose Jaw,” said Scott Porteous, one of the show’s comedians and organizers. “I enjoy checking out different sceneries and different communities and anytime it’s like a newer city or locale, I’m just excited to be part of it.” The Human Condition tour features comics Porteous, Adam Mac, and Scott Belford, and will make 10 stops across Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Manitoba — with each stop donating proceeds to a local charity partner. Porteous is excited to once again combine comedy and kindness in one place, which was the point of the tour entirely. “One of the concepts for the tour is — and it sounds cheesy, I know, but it is what it is — regardless of what your beliefs are and how you live your life, whatever it may be, there’s always something that brings people together,” said Porteous. It’s for this reason that the Human Condition tour has selected smaller charities in each city, to put the spotlight on some local do-gooders right in each community — including youth centres, hospital foundations, animal

L-R: Adam Mac, Scott Porteous, and Scott Belford are the headliners for this year’s Human Condition Comedy Tour. (supplied) rescues, and food banks. Proceeds from each ticket purchased in Moose Jaw will be shared with the Saskatchewan Festival of Words, the first literacy-focused organization featured on the Human Condition tour.

“We thought adding that to the mix was good and it’s definitely for a great cause,” said Porteous. “We’re really excited to be supporting them.” Last year’s tour was significantly longer and raised over $4,500 for selected charities. Despite the shorter tour run, Porteous hopes to see the same kind of engagement this year, especially as he’s already looking ahead to a B.C. leg of the tour later in the year. “It’s all about the hustle and everybody getting involved, and more than anything, we want everyone to have a good time,” said Porteous. The show is promising some worthwhile storytelling from all three talented Canadian comedians, with the added bonus of supporting the local community. “For the most part, we’re just a bunch of lovable storytellers,” said Porteous. “We’re just being selfish and the most selfless way. We love comedy, we love to travel, and if we can find means to support a great cause, that’s awesome as well.” Tickets to Moose Jaw’s stop on the Human Condition Comedy Tour are $20, available to purchase online through www.eventbrite.ca prior to the event or at the door on the night of the show. Those who buy tickets before Feb. 3 will get $5 off their ticket price. The tour will take the stage at the Moose Jaw Canadian Legion on Mar. 10, beginning at 8 p.m, and will feature some adult content. The Human Condition Comedy Tour can be found on Facebook for those looking to keep up with the tour.

Canadian agriculture has potential to outpace auto, aviation industries By Ron Walter - For Agri-Mart Express

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labour recruits and obtain better financing. Eighty per cent of farmers under age 40 use technology with 57 per cent of those over 60 using technology. “If we don’t the sector will likely only grow by 1.8 per cent annually on its current path to declining productivity, raising output to around $40 billion from $32 billion today.” Skills development and labour shortages are challenges with a predicted shortage of 123,000 workers by 2030. Today, Statistics Canada estimates 16,500 job vacancies in agriculture after adding 60,000 foreign workers. The number of students in ag programs has jumped 29 per cent in 10 years, compared with 21 per cent increase in other programs, but that still isn’t enough to

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ment at 3.4 per cent is less than India has. And Canada’s share of commercial lending to agriculture has declined to 1.9 per cent, lower than the global average of 2.9 per cent. The report makes a number of recommendations to meet ag potential including: • national ag strategy by the federal government; • industry program to recruit more women, indigenous and new Canadians to the ag sector; • reduce barriers to high skilled agriculture immigration applicants; • build out high speed internet access to 1.5 million Canadians still served by dial-up. Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@ sasktel.net


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News of a new Constable being sworn-in to our Moose Jaw Police force is an uplifting, encouraging story of someone who is committed to justice and ready to put his life on the line for the protection of others. Congratulations to Constable Brandon Braun who officially joined the team earlier this month. One area of focus and concern for police is distracted driving. Distracted driving is one of the leading factors in collisions and injuries from automobile crashes in Saskatchewan. Our most recent statistics show that twenty-two people died and 774 were injured in 2018 due to distracted driving. In an effort to reduce the number of people driving while distracted, harsher penalties will come into effect next month. Starting February 1, 2020, the cost of a distracted driving ticket for a first offence will more than double, from $280 to $580, plus four demerits. A second offence, within a year of being convicted of the first, is a $1,400 ticket, plus an additional four demerits, plus an immediate, seven-day vehicle seizure. This penalty does not include the costs associated with towing and impound fees. A third offence within a year of conviction of the first is a $2,100 ticket, plus four more demerits and another seven-day vehicle seizure. It is against the law in Saskatchewan to hold, view, use or manipulate electronic communication equipment while driving a motor vehicle, and if you are caught, you will get a ticket under distracted driving legislation. It’s important to know that an experienced driver can use a hands-free device if it can be activated with voice commands or one-touch, and is mounted on the dashboard or visor in a cradle. But if you’re a new driver in the Gradu-

ated Driver Licensing program, even hands-free devices are not acceptable and are illegal to use. Other forms of distracted driving like eating, using GPS, reading, personal grooming or interacting with pets or passengers are covered under driving without due care and attention legislation. These activities are not considered against the law and won’t automatically result in a ticket. But, if your behaviour poses a risk to road safety, you may be ticketed by police for driving without due care and attention. Saskatchewan impaired driving statistics also show that we still have more work to do. Impaired driving is the leading cause of death on Saskatchewan’s roads and police across the province regularly charge between 200 and 400 people with impaired driving every month. Our government is addressing impaired driving in a number of ways. In recent years, we have introduced some of the strongest impaired driving legislation in the country, including stronger penalties for drug-impaired drivers and for impaired drivers who transport children. Ride Share regulations were also brought in to provide another option for a safe ride home. A partnership between municipalities, the Ministry of Corrections and Policing, and SGI supports the Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan initiative to improve safety on the highways through increased awareness and enforcement of traffic regulations. Funding provided to the City of Moose Jaw through the agreement for 2019-20 is $690,000. This means we can have more officers like Constable Brandon Braun on the City of Moose Jaw police force. Consider the consequences and drive safe. I am grateful for all the dedicated women and men in our law enforcement services. Their efforts, along with support and financial investment from all levels of government, and the effort of everyone in our community to make good choices, we will have safer communities. 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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with Keto. The results surprised Sylvain Charlebois, scientific director of Dalhousie’s agri-foods analytics lab. “You cannot avoid Keto-friendly foods these days,” he told Canadian Grocer, “So, one would think many Canadians are on this diet, but four per cent is a very, very low number.” Of those on the diet, 69 per cent want to lose weight and 48 per cent are concerned about their health. Fifteen per cent went Keto after a recommendation from a friend while five per cent were encouraged by a celebrity on TV. Thirty-four per cent felt the high meat requirement made the diet too expensive while 24 per cent felt it took too much time. Ten per cent felt it was too confusing.

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There are a few things on my mind this week so I will address each one with some brief comments. This Monday morning during the airing of the Holocaust memorial: 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz, I listened to horrific testimonies of some personal experiences’ surJoan Ritchie vivors endured as prisoners of EDITOR the Nazi attempt to exterminate the Jewish race. It is adamant that societies all over the world continue to educate their children of this atrocity so that humanity isn’t caught in the same scenario again, touting superiority one race above another. No one knows exactly how many people were sent to Auschwitz, or how many died there. However, historians estimate that between 1940 and 1945, the Nazis sent at least 1.3 million people to Auschwitz. About 1.1 million of these people died or were killed at Auschwitz. ****** In regard to the City of Moose Jaw considering fining individuals that are encroaching on city property, including back alleys where unproductive space that harbours weeds as tall as trees is utilized as green space, I am actually appalled. Take a drive down multiple alleys in the city during the summer season and just take a look at how the city is maintaining the full back alleys by dealing with the weeds that are on THEIR property; not! In this age we are living in, you would think that the city should be giving awards to those that utilize and maintain the space for good use in an environmentally friendly way. Maybe the city should be offering a discount on individual property taxes for their individual upkeep of city property? See Robert Thomas’ article in this edition, ‘Potato Patches and Petunias Could Be Quagmire Issue of 2020.’ Things at City Hall seem to be getting goofier by the day. Come on people of Moose Jaw, stand up and make your voices heard, even to the ombudsman if you need to! As the saying goes, “If you don’t stand up for something, you will fall for anything.” ****** As well, there is an article in this edition, ‘City seeks public input on possible council salary increase at meeting’ where it was reported that only ONE person attended the meeting to speak their mind. I found this to be both rather amusing and slightly appalling. In a recent note to the city communications’ manager, I asked how they informed the public? The response was that they utilized their website and social media to advertise their survey of which he reported as of Jan. 24th there were 360 survey responses and that the survey was active to Jan. 28th. He also said that the committee was very satisfied with the response, in a city of a population of almost 1000X that. I’m not buying it and if that is deemed a satisfactory response, God help us.

Send your letters to the editor to: letters@mjvexpress.com or 888-241-5291 All columns, letters to the editor and editorials are solely the personal opinions of the writers themselves and not necessarily the opinions of The Moose Jaw Express. The contents of this publication are the property of the Moose Jaw Express. Reproduction of any of the contents of this publication, including, but without limiting the generality of the following: photographs, artwork and graphic designs, is strictly prohibited. There shall be no reproduction without the express written consent of the publisher. All ads in the Moose Jaw Express are published in good faith without verification. The Moose Jaw Express reserves the right to refuse, classify, revise or censor any ads for any reason in its sole discretion. This paper may include inaccuracies or errors. The Moose Jaw Express does not under any circumstances accept responsibility for the accuracy or otherwise of any ads or messages in any of the publications editions. The Moose Jaw Express specifically disclaims all and any liability to advertisers and readers of any kind for loss or damage of any nature what-so-ever and however arising, whether due to inaccuracy, error, omission or any other cause. All users are advised to check ad and message details carefully before entering into any agreement of any kind and before disclosing personal information. If in doubt, please take legal advice.

In the January 22, 2020 Issue of the Moose Jaw Express, the story on page A27 – ‘Upcoming palliative care roadshow workshop aiming to answer questions’, it was reported to register for the Feb. 1st Palliative Care Roadshow by emailing rsvp@infoatsaskpalliativecare.org Rather, please register at Info@saskpalliativecare.org .

Moose Jaw Legion hands out annual awards to deserving students Larissa Kurz

The Moose Jaw branch of the Royal Canadian Legion happily handed out award certificates and pins to 34 local students who participated in the annual poster, poetry, and essay contest during the Honours & Awards night. Each student had submitted a work to the 2019 Remembrance Campaign, which collects entries from schools all across Canada and has a committee from each local branch of the Legion judge the pieces. With students from both Moose Jaw and rural schools in the running this year, the Branch 59 committee had plenty of choices for this year’s placings. “All of the Legions do this across Canada, and it makes you feel proud of these kids, that these kids know,” said committee member and chair of the Poppy Committee Bob Travale. The poster and literary contests mean a lot to the comiteee, as well as the rest of the Legion. “I think for the Legion, it’s important to remember what we’ve lost,” said committee chair Sharon Fraser. “And when you’re sitting down, judging the [entries] with your committee, you can almost put a face to what that child was thinking about. It just gives us such a sense. We’re bursting.” “Really, it’s to teach our children that we do have veterans, and we did fight in many wars, but its all part of their history and their education about Canada,” said Travale. The first-place winners of the 2019 Canada Remembers contest for Branch #59 are: Primary Black & White Poster: Mia Martin, Sunningdale School Primary Coloured Poster: Kenzie Crocker, Sunningdale School Junior Black & White Poster: Zen Quimio, Sunningdale School Junior Coloured Poster: Emily Lin, Sunningdale School Intermediate Black & White Poster: Tong Jin, Sunningdale School Intermediate Coloured Poster: Brogan Bowes, Sunningdale School Senior Coloured Poster: Marisol Soriano, Chaplin School Intermediate Essay: Julia Foreman, Avonlea School Senior Essay: Hunter Paraniuk, Avonlea School Junior Poem: Alister Broom, St. Michael School

Intermediate Poem: Allison Duncan, Avonlea School Senior Poem: Hunter Paraniuk, Avonlea School The first-place winner of each category is sent on to be judged provincially and then nationally in Ottawa. The Moose Jaw Legion also awarded a cash prize to four schools in Moose Jaw, for their participation in a decorating contest. Each school organized and decorated their halls for Remembrance Day, with Sunningdale School taking first place, Sacred Heart taking second place, Ecole St. Margaret taking third place, and William Grayson receiving an honourable mention. All awards were presented by Fraser, Travale, and Moose Jaw Legion branch president Sharon Erickson.

Ecole St. Margaret received third place in the decorating contest.

Sacred Heart School received second place in the decorating contest.

Take two placebos and call me in the morning by Dr. Steven Heidinger, Moose Jaw Chiropractor During the final clinical year of chiropractic education, students had to do a round of “modalities”, which means we had to provide a minimum number of treatments using therapeutic tools like ultrasound and muscle stimulation machines. Part way through my internship there was a warning not to use one of the ultrasound machines because it was not working. Interestingly, not all the interns got the memo. Even more interesting, the ultrasound in question had all the lights and dials working, however the ultrasound head was not emitting any therapeutic waves. It was a dead unit, but many interns were none the wiser. Both the intern and the patient receiving the care hadn’t a clue that nothing was really happening. In most cases, the patients would report relief. Unwittingly, we had just done an informal study on the potentially powerful effects of placebo. Placebo effect has been defined as the “phenomenon in which some people experience a benefit after the administration of an inactive substance or sham treatment.” Historically the placebo effect often had a negative connotation. Even today, placebo invokes in many, the feel-

All of the award winners on the evening of the presentation, with presenters Sharon Fraser, Sharon Erickson, and Bob Travale.

Sunningdale School received first place in the decorating contest.

ing that a sham has been perpetrated. More research on the placebo effect is being done not only on subjective outcomes (like how a patient reports changes in symptoms), but also on how the placebo effect shows measurable change in things like blood hormones and immune cell numbers. How sugar pills (unaware to the patient) can cause similar outcomes to that of the real medication, in some people, just shows how powerful the mind’s role is in health and healing. Researchers are attributing the placebo response to two mechanisms: expectancy and conditioning. Our brains believe that when something has been provided to us, by a trusted caregiver, and it is explained what the medication (or other treatment) is intended to do, there is some level of expectation that it should work, and in many cases…it does. We have also been conditioned with prior success with “real treatments”. This conditioning can cause the reflex psychological effect that the current treatment (even if it is a sham) is going to work as well. The body then responds accordingly. The positive effects of placebo are so compelling that researchers are recommending that placebos should be used more in health care, rather than being shunned as trickery. Why not exploit the power of the mind rather than leave it out of the equation? Current laws and ethics make it difficult and nearly impossible to prescribe fake medications in the clinical setting. What should be realized is the effects (either negative or positive) of nearly every treatment, has some placebo component to it.


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Grants from city to help keep doors open for Moose Jaw seniors’ organizations Larissa Kurz

Just over seven months ago, the Moose Jaw & District Seniors Association and the Cosmo Seniors Centre stood in front of city council and made a request for funding to keep their organizations in operation. That particular city council meeting saw a full house, with Moose Jaw residents filling the gallery until there was nothing but standing room, in order to support the two organizations’ pitch to council. “It shows that there are people that are really concerned,” said Seniors Association president Vicki Wadsworth. Despite council’s repeated suggestion that the two separate senior’s organizations could amalgamate into one to potentially eliminate some financial strain, the restructuring process never began. Instead, city council agreed to provide a $15,000 municipal grant to the Cosmo Seniors Centre and a $35,000 municipal grant to the Seniors Association for 2020. This will be in addition to the $25,000 the city provided to the Seniors Association in the fall as a “stop-gap” to help the group reach the end of 2019 without incident. “It’s going to make a huge difference in what we do,” said Wadsworth, a senti-

ment echoed by Cosmo Centre president Bill Smith when asked. “I thought it was pretty generous of the city and it shows that they really are concerned for the seniors in Moose Jaw.” During the pitch to council, the Seniors Association estimated they would need an additional $50,000 to $60,000 each year to cover their operating costs without emptying their diminishing reserves. The Cosmo Centre suggested they would need an additional $10,000 to supplement their income, although Smith says the Cosmo Centre’s situation wasn’t as dire as their counterpart. “[People] still ask when we’re closing, but we don’t plan on closing. Our finances aren’t actually so bad that we would have to close,” said Smith. The Moose Jaw & District Seniors Association is now in the process of hammering out the details of the grant agreement offered, waiting on the City of Moose Jaw. “There are some conditions attached but we’re not sure what those are yet,” said Wadsworth. “Basically, that’s where it does stand right now, is we’re just waiting for the city to get back to us with a time that we can meet with them and get the ball rolling.”

Bill Smith, president of the Cosmo Senior Citizens’ Centre, and Lori Friar, program coordinator at the Moose Jaw & District Seniors Association, during their appearance at city council on May 26, 2019. (photo by Jason G. Antonio) In the meantime, both organizations continue to operate with all of their regular programming. The Cosmo Centre is still hosting monthly dances, card tournaments, and their various suppers, while the Senior’s Association is continuing their regular programming and adding a few more things to their plate. Timothy Eatons Cafe is undergoing a menu restructure with a new kitchen manager, and Wadsworth is hoping to see more members out for the new mahjong

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The Transplant Trot team is happily hosting their first-ever Sadie Hawkins Dance on Feb. 29, to celebrate the upcoming launch of Saskatchewan’s organ donor registry in March, and they’re inviting all of Moose Jaw to join the party. The dance will be as authentic as can be, including local do-wop experts the Bromantics taking the stage with their unique 50s and 60s-era vibe. “It’s their whole thing where they kind of teach you how to dance the certain kind of dances and there’s just good old-fashioned music,” said Kevyn Gadd, one of the Transplant Trot organizers. “They’re just a fun, energetic band that people are going to have a lot of fun with.” With a bar and music to fill out the night, Gadd hopes to see a great turnout for the evening. “We thought what better way to have a fun fundraiser and just get more awareness out, which is always our goal,” said Gadd. The Transplant Trot also hosted a golf tournament in August, which raised over $3,000 for their cause and was the first ad-

Made up of local guys, the Bromantics dive into the best era for rock n’ roll: the ‘50s. (supplied) ditional event the group has planned since they began the Transplant Trot six years ago. Organizers have added the extra events to their roster, alongside the annual fun run

to raise awareness for organ donation, in the hopes of keeping organ donation front of mind in Moose Jaw. “We just kind of wanted to get out there even more this last year and just do a cou-

ple of different things,” said Gadd. The announcement of a provincial organ donor registry was great news for the advocates, and a milestone they are celebrating this year. “Hopefully it will be up in March, so people can register online to be an organ donor,” said Gadd. “It’ll make it so much easier if that terrible time has to show up, where you do have to make that decision or a family has to know.” The purpose of the Sadie Hawkins Dance is to enjoy the night, said Gadd, and any proceeds after the fact will be included in the Transplant Trot’s annual donation to the Canadian Transplant Association. Tickets for the Sadie Hawkins Dance are $45 and can be purchased by contacting the Transplant Trot Facebook page or by directly contacting either Kevyn at 1 (306) 630-5221, Roxanna at 1 (306) 6940767, or Jen at 1 (306) 690-7965. The doors will open at 7 p.m. at the Church of Our Lady on Vaughn Street, with the Bromantics to take the stage from 8 p.m. to midnight.

New provincial solid waste strategy announced to reduce waste production Larissa Kurz

The Saskatchewan government has announced a new strategy for dealing with solid wastes such as plastics, paper, and scrap materials. Environment minister Dustin Duncan and the Solid Waste Management Advisory Committee developed the strategy as a starting point to creating a practical solid waste management system over the next 20 years, as Saskatchewan produces the second-highest amount of waste per capita in Canada. “This strategy is about working together to address the ongoing challenges of waste management and to identify potential new economic opportunities for industry,” Duncan said in a press release. Statistics show that the waste generated in Saskatche-

wan is an amount equivalent to each resident producing 842 kilograms — or approximately 60 standard-sized garbage bags — of waste material yearly. Duncan called the current situation “unsustainable” and shared the six goals of the strategy to reduce the amount of waste generated per person by 30 per cent by 2030 and 50 per cent by 2040. Those goals include: 1) enhancing education regarding the best waste management practices and the risks of improper practices; 2) encouraging collaborations to maximize the cost-effectiveness of waste management infrastructure; 3) encouraging innovative solutions to waste management procedures;

4) demonstrating government leadership on the issue of waste management; 5) providing an efficient regulatory system for waste disposal and management; 6) and enhancing waste diversion across the province. Dedication and innovative local solutions across the province will be needed to help meet these targets, said the press release, as is more education for Saskatchewan residents to be able to make informed waste management decisions. More details on the Solid Waste Management Strategy are available on the province’s website.

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By Ron Walter For Moose Jaw Express

Potential nickel/copper/cobalt deposit explored in Saskatchewan moose pasture Way up north on the lip of the Athabasca Basin rock structure, a small company is hoping to someday develop a nickel/ copper mine. A rule of thumb in the mining exploration business suggests one in 1,000 prospective properties will become a mine. ALX Resources has a long way to get to the mine development. Last year the name was changed from ALX Uranium to better highlight the focus on nickel and the reduced emphasis on two uranium properties in the Athabasca Basin. The main project seems to be the Falcon Lake nickel prospect where older technology in 1929 estimated 3.75 million tons of low-grade ore grading .1 per cent nickel and .1 per cent copper and .15 per cent cobalt. At today’s prices the per ton value would be $116 per ton, substantially less once loss of metal from processing. Even so, that is a high enough grade for an open

mine, if the deposit is large enough. ALX hopes modern technology will assist in finding higher grades Grab samples from the zone on the property ran 2.07 per cent nickel, .25 per cent copper, .48 per cent cobalt, 15 per cent sulphur with minor amounts of gold, platinum and palladium. Processing multiple metal ores is complicated and expensive, more so with the high sulphur content. What do you do with all that low value sulphur in the north where there are no roads, no ready markets. At Rea Lake, the company has property of 70 million tons and a historical estimate of .1 per cent nickel and .1 per cent copper. Last year, the company raised $2.3 million for exploration. With a share price of four one-half cents, raising money challenges the company. Most is raised by selling something

called flow-through shares as resource companies are allowed. These shares, often viewed as a tax dodge, are fully deductible from tax, reducing the effective costs to investors on these highly speculative undertakings. Without flow-through shares most small resource exploration companies couldn’t exist. This year, once drilling results from the 2019 program are known, ALX will continue trying to prove potential of the deeply buried orebody with the newest technologies. Two uranium properties await better commodity prices and some work will be done on an Ontario gold property in the Red Lake district. Northern Saskatchewan is bustling with base and gold metal explorers that include two who have outlined two promising lead/zink deposits in the eastern portion.

Investors may want to follow the progress, or lack of it, as ALX tried to develop a mineable deposit. Except for high net worth investors willing to take a gamble on flow-through shares, ALX isn’t much of an investment. Several years of drilling lie ahead before the company knows if it has a worthwhile orebody, or if it wasted all that money. CAUTION: Remember when investing, consult your adviser and do your homework before buying any security. Bizworld does not recommend investments. Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@ sasktel.net The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.


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Saskatchewan: hard to spell, easy to draw, apparently easy to ignore. That was my conclusion after another outburst by my wife and partner. We were watching the national weather news. The newscast talked to people from Winnipeg about the cold snap, shifting to talk to Albertans about the extreme

cold in that province. The weather map clearly showed most of Saskatchewan was also suffering from extreme cold. The weather cast moved on to the Ontario situation. “What about Saskatchewan?” my partner exclaimed, noting we had severe weather too. She, like many Saskatchewan-born residents, has a fierce passion about this province and is easily slighted when Saskatchewan is overlooked. Having arrived here because I needed a job 54 years ago, Yours Truly developed a passion for this province’s people, history, cultural mosaic and resources but not in the pit bull manner of some folks.

Born and raised in Alberta and having lived in B.C. and Ontario gives me a different perspective. I tend not to sympathize with Alberta whining about the provincial deficit and the tax money sent to Ottawa. If Albertans swallowed their pride and implemented a sales tax like every other Canadian province their deficit would be of no concern. There would be no need to fire thousands of nurses and teachers. But I digress. A 1976 Grey Cup party was my first experience of how passionate and emotional Saskatchewan residents can get about their province. Our hosts had invited the newspaper editor, a dyed-inthe wool Saskatchewan-ite. When the Roughriders lost the game 23-20 to Ottawa, the editor tearfully whined for a few minutes about how Saskatchewan never gets a fair shake, from wheat prices and farm aid to football. He was not alone. Many residents of the province are thin skinned if they think Saskatchewan isn’t getting the respect they feel it deserves. One common complaint involves how Saskatchewan is overlooked as if it were a wasteland between the large cities of Winnipeg and Calgary. It’s like Saskatchewan is the centre of a rainbow between these two cities. The disrespect phenomenon may explain why Premier

Scott Moe always picks fights with Ottawa, and why almost every premier since 1905 has had it out with Ottawa. Even though Saskatchewan has almost half the farmland in Canada, the largest potash and uranium reserves in the world and second largest Canadian oil and gas sector, the rest of Canada seems to routinely ignore us. The reason is simple. We are a resource rich province but people poor. We only have about three per cent of the population in Canada. To get our share of time in a 60 second weather forecast means we will get not quite two seconds of exposure, barely enough to glance at the weather map. Our population, although growing fast, is still so small we would lose one or two of our federal MPs were it not for geographic expanse. As Saskatchewan residents regularly facing this kind of treatment, we need to get over it, be proud of our province, rich in culture, heritage and resources and keep on building the place. Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@sasktel.net The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.

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Moose Jaw’s first microbrewery will operate out of a west-end warehouse, but the idea to brew suds initially began as a hobby in the garage of the company’s founders. Terry Zwarich began brewing his own beer about 15 years ago using kits. When he made the switch to brewing with actual grains, brothers Cody and Cory Schulze came on board. Cody knew Zwarich through mutual friends, while Cory met him through work. They all came to enjoy the experience and kept boasting about how good they were at making the delectable ambrosia. The three eventually realized they should brew their own beer full-time. They also realized making beer on a larger scale would not be feasible in the garage and they would need a bigger location. “We’re both pretty enthusiastic (about this) … . We really enjoy consuming it and making it (while) Terry enjoys inventing new recipes and is extremely well-versed with the chemistry behind it,” Cory, 29, explained recently. Zwarich is an environmental technician with an area potash mine, while Cory is a carpenter and Cody is an electrician. The three entrepreneurs started the ball rolling two years ago to find a space to make and sell their beer. Last year they found a suite to lease in a warehouse on Stadacona Street West and began to make renovations. While Zwarich looked after the paperwork, procedures and legal policies, the Schulze brothers began to build the space. “It saved us a lot of money doing it our-

Brothers Cody and Cory Schulze gather in front of some of the fermenting machines that will make craft beer for Moose Jaw’s first microbrewery. The Moose Jaw Brewing Company plans to launch in the spring with a soft opening to determine how much demand there is in town for the barley-based suds. Photo by Jason G. Antonio selves, but there were a lot of long days,” said Cody, 35. The trio initially wanted to start small, but as more equipment became available and more space was required, the project snowballed into a bigger start-up, added Cory. They were lucky to find warehouse space and to make it their own. Once Zwarich returns from overseas, the trio expects to open the Moose Jaw Brewing Company in the spring. The brothers say they could shoot for a soft opening first to determine what demand is like compared to how much they can initially

supply. “The original (opening) date was six months ago,” chuckled Cody. They don’t intend to use their brewing location as a place to drink — customers can purchase a growler there, though — but instead would create the suds there and then sell it in kegs to businesses. So far, Bobby’s Place and Bugsy’s Irish Pub have said they would sell the microbrewery’s barley-based beer. “We want to (first) get the flavours and the brand out there to everybody,” said Cory. This includes four mainstay beers — a

double IPA, a lager, a brown and a red — and a seasonal choice. The business has its manufacturer’s permit, while the brothers are 90-per-cent confident they have met all the municipal and provincial requirements. They are waiting for the final OK from the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) before they begin brewing since they don’t want to break any rules. Cory joked that they could be charged with bootlegging offences if they don’t have the official green light. They are excited to open a microbrewery and think it’s a big deal, Cory said. He noted that while they have nothing against their jobs, if making beer became their permanent jobs, it would be great since they would also be able to work for themselves. While the Moose Jaw Brewing Company will be the first microbrewery in town, there have been quiet — but unconfirmed — rumblings of similar businesses opening, said Cory. The brothers have spoken with similar business owners in Regina and Saskatoon and found the microbrewing community to be helpful. The brothers say they are thrilled with the space they have, especially since everything can be washed with a pressure hose. While they have no social media presence yet, that will occur around their opening. They also have big plans for future renovations to their building — a patio on the front for patrons to drink, perhaps — but for now, they will continue to work toward their launch date.

REFLECTIVE MOMENTS Student took place of real groundhog

Anyone born on Feb. 1 has reason to celebrate — mostly because the birth wasn’t delayed long enough so it actually took place on Feb. 2. That delay would have been a traumatic experience as that baby grew a bit and aged a few years so as to be the brunt of jokes about groundhogs and Joyce Walter shadows and other tormenting For Moose Jaw Express comments from schoolyard bullies. ronjoy@sasktel.net In my elementary school the teacher of the day was innovative and made Feb. 2 a bit of a learning experience. In the days leading up to Groundhog Day, he would include bits and pieces about groundhogs in the lesson plan so that when Feb. 2 arrived, students in his school would know what to expect as far as furry weather forecasters were concerned. We didn’t have our own groundhog but the teacher picked one of the boys to act as the groundhog and had him crawl into a blanket-filled box just moments before the rest of

us would head outdoors to check on seeing or not seeing shadows. Teacher, surrounded by his flock, used a pointed stick to knock on the box. Out popped the human guinea pig and we all cheered, not because he wasn’t suffering from frost bite but because there was no shadow to be seen. Bravo. The experiment meant there would be an early spring, and our own groundhog was a hero for the rest of the day because no shadow was evident. And we all got to enjoy hot chocolate as a special treat for this Feb. 2 adventure. I do not think we conducted this exercise again on subsequent Feb. 2 dates. I suspect there might have been some parental displeasure regarding a student being put into a box outdoors on a cold day in February, even for a short time. But if that happened, we youngsters never heard about it, not even by eavesdropping on adult conversations. I’m sure if there had been a complaint at the home and school meeting that month, the teacher could have explained it as a teaching moment, or even better, that we in rural communities dressed for cold weather and that our groundhog was suitably attired for the experiment.

That teacher stayed at the school for three years, obviously weathering any complaint that attempted to cloud our learning moment. I’ve lost track of the student who emerged from the box but it would be interesting to talk to him today to find out if he’s suffered any long-term side effects from being stuffed in that box. Does he remember if his parents or other adults were upset and also important, how did the teacher pick him and convince him to go along with the plan? So many questions, so few answers, but some interesting memories of how the celebration of Groundhog Day took place in a rural community school in the mid-1950s. We did have some unusual moments of fun, and learned some things too, even using a stand-in groundhog in place of the real deals of Phil and Willie. Joyce Walter can be reached at ronjoy@sasktel.net

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There are recipe cards in several recipe boxes that have been contributed over the years by friends and family members. For some reason one box is in no particular order and the following recipes were filed together under “soups.” Only one could be considered a soup while the others are simply tasty even though they have been mis-filed. •••

Dinner Sausage Omelet 1/2 lb. bulk pork sausage 1/4 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup chopped green pepper 3 cups frozen hash brown potatoes 4 eggs 1/4 cup milk 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese salt and pepper to taste

Brown sausage in a deep skillet then remove from pan. Drain off fat, reserving 1/4 cup of the drippings. Cook onion, peppers and potatoes in drippings until potatoes are golden brown and vegetables are tender. Beat eggs and milk with seasonings and pour over potatoes. Set heat to low. Sprinkle sausage and cheese over potato and egg mixture. Cover and cook on low heat for 10-15 minutes or until eggs are set. Loos-

en from skillet with a metal spatula. Cut into wedges and serve with a tossed or caesar salad. Note: this omelet may also be cooked in the oven. Place cooked meat, potatoes, onions and peppers in a greased 9x10 baking dish. Pour egg/milk mixture over and sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 325 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until eggs are set. •••

Chicken Corn Chowder 2 tbsps. butter or margarine 1/2 cup minced onion 1 celery stalk, sliced 3 cups chicken broth 14 oz. can creamed corn 1 1/2 cups milk 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced 1 cup diced and cooked chicken 1/4 tsp. each pepper, paprika and salt 1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese

Melt butter in a large saucepan then add onion and celery and sauté until transparent. Add broth, corn and milk and stir until well-blended. Add potatoes, chicken and seasonings. Simmer over medium-low heat until potatoes are cooked, about 20 minutes. Stir in cheese, stir and serve. Makes 6 bowls.

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Dark Apple Cake 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1/2 cup oil 2 tsps. vanilla 4 cups peeled, diced or grated apples 2 cups flour 1/2 tsp. nutmeg 2 tsps. cinnamon 2 tsps. baking soda 1/4 tsp. salt 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl combine sugar, eggs, oil and vanilla until well blended. Stir in apples. Sift together dry ingredient and stir into apple mixture. Pour batter in a greased and floured 9x13 inch pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Frost with a favourite icing, if desired. Joyce Walter can be reached at ronjoy@sasktel.net

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Jaw’s Source for News! - Hope Journey- Moose to Hope Youth Chapter Shares By Dan Silvester, Journey2Hope Youth Chapter Member from Peacock

Journey2Hope Youth Chapter is a branch of Journey to Hope Moose Jaw, currently comprised of students and staff members from Central, Peacock and Riverview Collegiates. Since our inception, just one year ago, a lot has been happening with our group. Our main focus is: “to spread hope”. We wanted to update the community on some of the current “Hope” projects we are working on. One of our projects is the creation of a Mural. The Mural is in the shape of a butterfly, which is not only a universal symbol of hope, but is also the Journey2Hope Youth Chapter’s logo. The “wing” pieces of the butterfly have been painted by members of our community to represent their quotes and icons of hope. The “body” of the butterfly is the memorial portion of this mural and will carry some of the names of people in our community that have been lost to suicide. With the help of Project 104 Youth, the mural is expected to be up by the end of the year in Crescent Park. Journey2Hope Youth Chapter members are hard at work preparing for our upcoming Open Mic Night by attending numerous Writer’s Workshops. The Open Mic Night is all about people voicing their hope, whether it is through poetry, short stories, or even music. The Open Mic Night features the Youth Chapter, but we also want to invite everyone in our community to come listen and/ or share if they desire. (If you would like to share, email journeytohope2019@gmail.com to find out the guidelines). This event is on February 13th, 7-9pm at Evolve

Coffee Roasters, Eatery, Bakery. (203 Main St N) Our last current project is the #J2Hsignsofhope Photo Contest. We are looking for submissions of “Hope” photos. All you have to do is take a picture of a sign of hope in our community and submit it with your contact information to journeytohope2019@gmail.com for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate for Evolve Coffee Roasters, Eatery, Bakery! Prior to Christmas, our Central Collegiate team members created Christmas cards that were sent to Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation school after their community

experienced three suicides in short succession and had declared a state of crisis. The Central youth sent these cards as a sign of hope for the Makwa Sahgaiehcan community, to offer them support and remind them they are not alone. If you have any questions or would like more information regarding the Journey2Hope Youth Chapter, please don’t hesitate to email us at journeytohope2019@gmail.com. We invite you help us spread hope in our community!

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Photo contest highlighting the hope hiding in corners of Moose Jaw Larissa Kurz

A unique photo contest from a local suicide awareness group is trying to highlight the overwhelming presence of hope in even the most unlikely corners of Moose Jaw. The Journey to Hope youth chapter is currently calling out to the Moose Jaw and area community to send in photos that showcase what hope looks like to them. “The whole idea behind it was encouraging people to kind of put on the lens of their outlook to see hope in our community, just around them in life,” said Della Ferguson, representative from Journey to Hope. Each photo is meant to show off a place,

thing, or feeling in the community that evokes a sense of hope in the photographer, as a way of illuminating all the different ways hope can bloom within a community. Submissions are encouraged to include a caption explaining what about the photo shows hope, to illuminate the many different forms of the feeling, and can be sent in by anyone — adults and youth, professional and amateur photographers, there’s no limit. “We want to empower and encourage our community to be watching and looking through the lens of hope,” said Ferguson. Youth chapter member Dan Silvester or-

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ganized the contest with Ferguson’s help, and is collecting the photo submissions as they come in. The photos are being featured on the Journey to Hope Instagram page, journey2hopemj, with captions explaining each submission. The contest is not competitive, as all submissions will be entered into a random draw for a $25 gift certificate to Evolve coffee shop, to be drawn on Feb. 12. Rather, the idea was to encourage the ability to look around and see hope in any situation or locale, as an everyday mechanism for coping with life. “If we are able to start practicing looking for hope and looking through our eyes with a lens that sees hope in new ways, then it gives us a tool when life is tough, when difficulties arise,” said Ferguson. The contest will unofficially wrap up with

an open mic night on Feb. 13 at Evolve from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., which the youth chapter has organized for both themselves and the community. The theme of the night is “hope is spoken here,” said Ferguson, and those who take part are encouraged to bring written pieces, poetry, or music telling their story of hope. Members from Journey to Hope will be taking part, reading their own written reflections of hope, and the public is welcome to join them on stage with their own perceptions of hope. Submissions to the Journey to Hope photo contest can be sent directly to journeytohope2019@gmail.com, with a deadline of Feb. 12 at noon. Those interested in taking part in the open mic night can also email for details on the event’s guidelines.


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Potato Patches And Petunias Could Be Quagmire Issue Of 2020 By Robert Thomas Opinion/Commentary

It is a question I have personally asked myself, and more than a few around town have been asking as well, ‘what do I think is going to be the biggest issue for Council to deal with in 2020?’ There are so many issues out there and it is very hard to decide. Some of the issues are very positive for those on Council seeking re-election. These are the ones they would most definitely like to see the number one issue, while there are others they would very much like to see swept under the now very lumpy rug called closed door, in-camera or for many, if you are looking for the local slang to describe them ‘secret meetings’ out-of-sight and out-of-mind, just a small bump or pothole on the road to the final destination. The positives have to be the announcements of the $700 million SaskPower generating plant, the Carpere deal if it indeed is approved and it actually delivers, Canadian Tire’s new retail development, the new combined school up on South Hill as well as I am told from a confidential source within City Hall, a new hotel development up on Thatcher Drive West that is yet to be announced. On the construction front and the much-needed jobs it all looks positive, bright and rosy in the long term for the city. These are the things politicians dream about in Technicolor all tucked in on a cold Winter’s night - the numerous sod turnings and the accompanying photos and stories in the Press.

But with that said, look for this to be the September of sod-turnings as both the provincial, civic and school divisions’ politicians gear-up for their re-election bids. I am personally expecting there to be a bit of a mad rush to be front row centre. Now which one of the big four construction projects will take centre stage is yet to be determined with so many politicians vying to show off their records of the last four years.

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But with that said, there is a lot of quicksand out there for the City and those who want to be re-elected. It is hard to determine what issue might be the quagmire which breaks the back of incumbents, but in my opinion and my own personal guesstimation, it has to be the upcoming crackdown on encroachment on City owned lands by what is said to be “hundreds� (thousands in the words of some insiders at City Hall) of property owners. Briefly stated, the City has shifted from a complaints driven system to an active enforcement policy when it comes to encroaching on City-owned land. The City is set through its Bylaw Enforcement Office to enforce Section 17 of the Miscellaneous Bylaw which states “No person shall cultivate, plow or cut or do anything to any street or public place in the City without permission of the Council of the City.� Offenders found guilty could face fines of up to $2,000 if an individual or $5,000 if a corporation. This could well be the motherhood issue of fighting change much like the two ill-fated attempts to move to a curbside garbage collection system. You remember the ill-fated effort to move all waste to front lane collection that after 14 months and many iterations the City ended up right back where they started. The change in policy in enforcing the encroachment on City-owned land could become a major headache and political nightmare for Council, if there is a deluge of residents who follow the bylaw and appear before Council to ask the City to exempt their petunia, potatoes, trees and even fences from the enforcement action. It is something they are legally entitled to do, and I am personally hoping the powers-to-be inform residents and businesses of their rights either through the planned education or letter writing phase of their self compliance campaign. Additionally in my opinion, there is a bit of a hand-off here, when it comes to the public blaming for the change because it was Council, and not Administration, who ultimately made the final decision. Technically, it could have been done internally through the Bylaw Enforcement Office but this issue went on to Council. For those of you who do not remember the Encroachment issue, it is where the City wanted to change its policy from complaint-driven to a pro-active enforcement approach when it comes to people and businesses using City-owned lands without permission. It was an issue that came before Council seemingly out of nowhere and then was passed in a single evening. During the brief public discussion at Council, it appears the City is taking a velvet glove approach to solving this massive problem. They are set to first roll out an education campaign, then send out letters asking property owners to voluntarily comply, while at the same time the Bylaw Enforcement people have the axe handle out prepared to lay down the law on those who do not readily and voluntarily comply. You can read more about it in our December 10th, 2019 story City To Get Tough On Encroachment Issues. You might be asking, ‘where did this entire issue come up on the City’s radar?’ What has seemingly set-off another time-consuming controversy to sweep across the city in, of all things, an election year? Where was the discussion? Where was the call for public input and consultation before moving to a shift in policy? In documents obtained through a Freedom of Information (FOI) request from the City of Moose Jaw by MJ Independent, the issue of encroaching on City owned properties has been discussed in no less than two strategic planning sessions since September 17th, 2018 (see photo above). Strategic Planning Sessions are meetings where Council and Administration meet in-camera (behind closed doors) where no minutes are kept nor any of the issues discussed be made public. From the brief public discussions, as well as a written report to Council, it all seems to have to do with people who are doing some major damage to City owned property in such areas as parks, and with that, the hammer is coming down on everyone. But there has to be more to it than that, isn’t there? What could have set all of this off? Is there a lot more to this than what is being said publicly? And if so, what is it? The problem is the four examples given to Council as part of the package they received from Administration in preparation for the public Council meeting, and what they may have based their approval in the shift in enforcement policy, were never made public. They were exempted because they contained information about a certain property or properties and were not generic. Similarly, six pages were redacted in the FOI request from the September 17th, 2018 and four pages were redacted from the October 15th, 2018 Strategic Planning

Sessions. But is the City actually thinking about, let alone going after, people who may have planted gardens or trees in the back alley? Is there an impending crackdown coming on pensioners whose potato or petunia patches are growing on City-owned property adjacent to their own? And did they actually talk about such stuff at a Strategic Planning Session behind closed doors? And if so, did they actually work on this for over a year? Although there is no definitive proof the issue of potato and petunia patches were discussed secretly at any in-camera Strategic Planning Session, there is evidence as the policy was being formulated where city manager Jim Puffalt asked Administration to look at how other centres dealt with the encroachment issue and did in fact mention gardens as one issue. “This pertains to the encroachment issue with people utilizing City land. Some have planted gardens or trees behind their fence, some built sheds, some store trailers or have built gravel pads for parking, built fences etc. The City Manager thought it would be good to contact other Cities to see if they have any policies or procedures in place that they follow in order to deal with these types of situations,� Marnie Loney wrote to bylaw enforcement officer Brian Simmer in the October 22nd, 2018 email. (see photo of email below)

The request from the city manager Puffalt lead to a series of emails written to other centres in the province including the City of Prince Albert (see photo of email below).

The return emails from all of the communities set up a later time to speak on the telephone to discuss the issue. Now remember, this is an opinion column and, as such, I am expressing my opinion and that is, ‘did the City spend a year to go after people with gardens, trees or sheds that are all or partially on City-owned land or is there something out there much more egregious that has fueled this enforcement policy change for over a year?’ My own personal thoughts are it all lies in the four attachments exempted from public circulation when Council made the enforcement policy change. Hopefully they are significant in scope as there is likely to be a public pushback when people are told to quit growing a garden in their back lane. If that pushback becomes large and public enough, it could become a political quagmire and on the minds of voters come November 9th, 2020. 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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Re: Iron Bridge Iron Bridge Estates was annexed from the RM of Moose Jaw in 2009. As part of the negotiation for the annexation of the lands Iron Bridge Estates was provided an opportunity to forego offsite levies if the development was completed within a certain time frame. The offsite levy program was not novel to Iron Bridge Estates but was provided to other development projects in the City of Moose as an incentive to develop lands for residential use at a time when the City was low on inventory. As part of the agreement, the developer agreed that the City of Moose would not incur any capital costs for required infrastructure (sewer and water) to connect Iron Bridge to City services. The only cost the City of Moose Jaw would be responsible for is upgrades required for vehicular and pedestrian traffic control for arterial routes (those routes that connect the city to the development area), in this case future traffic controls at the Thatcher Drive intersection. Today Iron Bridge Estates properties contribute over $400,000 to Moose Jaw tax revenues annually plus the household infrastructure levy. This will continue to grow as more homes continue to be constructed in Iron Bridge. In the article regarding the “upgrades” to the Iron Bridge Irrigation system in the January 8th edition of Moose Jaw Today there are errors in the report resulting from either misrepresentation or misinterpretation of the facts. We were compelled to write a letter to set the record straight. The article references the developer’s investment specifically in its municipal and environmental reserve parks. The article states the developer “chose not to install irrigation in the park there 10 years ago”. This could not be

January 19, 2020 Reply to Letter dated January 08, 2020 Derelict/Nuisance Property 1511 Hastings St. City Manager Jim Puffalt, I thank you for the opportunity to have the Administrative Review Officer review my complaint (inquiry) regarding 1511 Hastings St. Administrative Review Bylaw 5200 (3) The Review Officer shall not investigate any matter after the expiry of twelve (12) months from the day on which the complainant should have been aware of the incident complained of. Complainants and procedure 9(1) Subject to section 8, any person or group of persons affected by a matter of administration or a decision taken by the City, an agency of the City, or a Controlled Corporation of the City may file a complaint, in writing, with the City Manager.

further from the truth. The Iron Bridge developer invested over $1.25 million in its parks including sod, grass seed, trees, shrubs, pathways and yes … irrigation. The municipal reserves in Iron Bridge have irrigation infrastructure approved by both the Engineering and Parks and Recreation Departments, and the developer received a Construction Completion Certificate for the parks as part of the fulfilment of its obligations. Furthermore, the East West and South berms also have a 2” irrigation line with valves every 200’ to support the watering of the Colorado Spruce trees. The parks pathway system in Iron Bridge is a continuation of the Spring Creek Park system and is used by many citizens of Moose Jaw. The pathways and municipal reserve are a key draw for potential homeowners and generally the citizens of Moose Jaw. In recognizing this, the Developer continued to spend time and money ensuring the parks were in superb shape until the Spring of 2014 when the parks were turned over to the City of Moose Jaw for maintenance and care as the parks then became municipal property. Unfortunately, the City of Moose Jaw fell short on bringing the parks into its general maintenance plan effectively. This resulted in some deterioration of the green space in Iron Bridge. The developer and residents have made efforts to maintain the parks on their own time and at their own expense since 2014 but it has not been enough. The City has not watered the trees on the berm since 2014 despite the availability of water via the 2” line that was constructed to ensure their vitality. As a result, the developer has replaced approximately 100 of the Colorado Spruce in attempt to maintain the beautification of the berms even though they were not required to do so.

lowed; (b) promptly transmit the complaint to the Review Officer and provide a copy to the Department Head responsible for the matters, decisions, act or omission complained of; (c) inform members of City Council of the existence of the complaint, together with a description of the general nature of the complaint. (3) In the event the concerns of the complainant involve a decision, recommendation, act or omission of the City Manager, the complaint shall be filed with the Mayor, It’s striking that after filling a complaint August 15, 2018, now 17 months later, the Administrative Review Officer is going to interview my wife and myself concerning this complaint if I do what you offer.

(2) Upon receipt of a complaint pursuant to subsection (1), the City Manager shall:

Shouldn’t that have been the first step taken by you and Chief Montgomery, when I filed the complaint? You did say you took the complaint seriously, in your reply email, to my complaint.

(a) inform the person making the complaint of the procedures that will be fol-

Let me say hypothetically (a complaint against the City Manager) how does my

Recycling By accident I got one of the Moose Jaw new Loraas recycle instructions in my mailbox. Yes, I have a recycle bin, but I had one long before Moose Jaw council approved having them in the city and made their agreement with Loraas and because of where I live, I still have a private agreement with Loraas for a recycle bin. When I got this sheet in my mailbox I, of course, phoned to see if that applied to me or just the city bins and of course it does. Why would I pay to have recycling now when most of what I want gone is no longer allowed in the bin? I phoned Loraas, didn’t understand what some of what was no longer allowed really was and how to determine it, only to be told it had come from the people they have the pick-up agreement with, and not their decision alone. When you take out all the plastic, my understanding of why recycling was thought of being done in the first place, we are back to most that will decompose over time like paper and tin and this isn’t what is causing a problem

However, the past is the past. Since 2014, the City has elected new leadership in the council chamber and has new administrative leadership in many of its departments, including Parks and Recreation. I am encouraged by the most recent initiatives that the City of Moose Jaw is taking to repair and improve many of the parks and green space in Moose Jaw, including taking ownership of its own shortcomings in Iron Bridge. As for the City’s obligations for pedestrian and vehicular traffic controls, there has been no commitment made to an improvement at the Thatcher Drive intersection - the only access to Iron Bridge homes, parks, and playground. The citizens of Moose Jaw using the parks and pathways and residents of Iron Bridge patiently wait. With new leadership and new opportunities in the City of Moose Jaw, it’s time to look forward. Let’s do that. Shea Jameson; Todd Hudson; Eugene Roberge EDITOR’S NOTE: The information that appeared in the January 8th, 2020 article ‘Iron Bridge Park to receive irrigation upgrade that corrects past design flaws’ in the Moose Jaw Express and on MooseJawToday.com came from city council’s 2020 budget meeting that was held on December 4th, 2019. A council report said, “irrigation was only installed in select areas…in the Iron Bridge development” and that there is a “lack of irrigation that has led to weeds and poor turf growth.” Unfortunately, the information presented to the Moose Jaw Express reporter was presented by city administration and our apologies if it was inaccurate.

complaint that goes to the city manager then it’s passed on to the Review Officer provide us a fair review? I notice you also failed to mention the name of the Review Officer, so a citizen can go directly to him or her with a complaint. Correct me if I’m wrong, but we don’t get a copy of the written report on his or her findings? So how is that any different than where we are at now, except I’ve gone public and the Moose Jaw Express is kind enough to publish my editorials. So Mr. Puffalt in your unique style, I knew when I met with you the chances of seeing the house restored to a livable condition in a reasonable time wasn’t in your ability. Your a man of fancy words and reports, not a man of action. You and Chief Montgomery compliment each other’s weaknesses and not strengths. Let’s take a step back in time to October 2018: the meeting you asked for, I attended with Michelle Sanson - Director of Planning and yourself. Remember the question you asked me, ‘what did I expect to see happen with the property in question?’ To which I replied, ‘it should

be demolished if not returned to a livable state.’ I replied that I preferred the latter if possible. Remember Mr. Puffalt, both you and Ms. Sanson’s response was silence. So Mr. Puffalt, you would think with 20plus years in city administration and many classes to add to your resume, this situation doesn’t speak well of your management ability. If and when I decide to take the next step, I will take whatever step deemed appropriate at that time. For now, I consider going public a good step and letting the good people of 1500 Hasting St., know what is happening with 1511 Hastings St. I also believe the citizens living next to a Derelict/Nuisance Property, also deserve to know, what their city officials are doing. So, Mr. Puffalt I thank you for the information, but I will decline the offer. I would say going public is having a positive effect! In the spirit of truth and transparency, I will let you know there will be more editorials forth coming. Carter Currie

at our dump or in the world. Glass, well that can, in most cases, be reused in some way. Who hasn’t used a little bottle/jar to put buttons, paper clips, etc. in one time or another? I think back when I lived in another province and plastic bags were just the new things and a novelty almost when an older lady cut and used them in some way to make mats for her kids and grandkids. Surely there is some enterprising person, company, etc. who can come up with something that can be made of all this plastic, especially the containers we are selling stuff in and can only be reused a few times if at all, and all will be going once again into the recycle bins. Am I the only person in this city who is unhappy, to be polite, about the new recycling regulations? Come on people, lets remember who wanted to have recycling in the first place many years ago in this country. Moose Jaw was late in getting it, I can assure you. Yours sincerely, Hope Beedle


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MAKE A COMPLAINT 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.

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

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

City Hall Council Notes City seeks public input on possible council salary increase at meeting Larissa Kurz The City of Moose Jaw gave the floor to public input regarding proposed changes in council salaries, which will be considered when the official recommendation is presented to council later this year. An independent panel is conducting the review of the Remuneration Bylaw that affects City of Moose Jaw elected officials, specifically the remuneration of city councillors and the mayor. The three-member panel was selected for the review in April of 2019, comprised of Greg McIntyre, (RBC senior commercial financial advisor) representing the Moose Jaw Chamber of Commerce, Brenda Berry from the Moose Jaw & District Labour Council, and city clerk-solicitor Myron Gulka-Tiechko. The special meeting on Jan. 22 invited any public citizens to express their opinion about proposed changes to city officials’ salaries, which will be considered alongside responses to an online survey, input from current and former members of council, and the panel’s research. Only ONE individual showed up for the public meeting, and the online survey had over 250 responses as of Jan. 22. The survey will continue to be available for citizens to fill out online until Jan. 28.

The review is a response to the federal government’s elimination of a tax exemption for elected officials, which previously allowed one-third of an official’s earnings to be considered exempt due to the extra costs officials take on without reimbursement. “Some of the things I don’t think that we necessarily appreciate is that some of these counsellors have normal jobs and family and regular commitments,� said McIntyre, who also noted that council serves on additional committees, does preparation for every executive meeting, and makes public appearances at events. The elimination of the tax exemption prompted a look at the current formula that determines salary and benefits for the mayor and council members, which hasn’t been reviewed since 2009. Currently, the mayor’s salary is determined to be 47 per cent of the stated salary of the cabinet minister, and a council member’s salary is calculated as approximately one-third of the mayor’s. Using this formula, the current mayor’s salary is $79,108 at a full-time position and council members’ salaries are $24, 918 at a part-time position. There were some concerns expressed at a council meeting that Moose Jaw officials are not receiving remuner-

ation comparable to other Saskatchewan municipalities, and how that financial difference could be affecting the accessibility of the position for potential candidates. “I think that the average citizen would agree that we’d want to have those [positions] compensated in such a way that a maximum number of people could participate in the electoral process,� said McIntyre. The panel will offer a recommendation of what they feel would be a fair pay scale for elected officials in Moose Jaw, to ensure that the work-time commitment is fairly compensated. “[The question is] how do we make it so that everybody can participate. . . so that we can make it as accessible to both genders, as broad of an age group and lifestyle category as possible,� continued McIntyre. Besides raising or lowering salaries, McIntyre mentioned another possibility could be including or adjusting compensation policies for elected officials. The panel is expected to make their recommendation to council later this year, and any changes to the remuneration formula will be put in place for future council members following the municipal election on Nov. 9.

Provincial Court

Excessive alcohol drinking leads to court fines for some people Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

The overconsumption of alcohol continues to plague the community, as shown by the number of people in Moose Jaw provincial court recently who pleaded guilty to various offences involving the bubbly. Austin Tyler Inkster Austin Tyler Inkster, 23, from Moose Jaw, pleaded guilty to causing a disturbance and received a fine of $150, with one month to pay, and a $45 victim surcharge. Police were called to The Crushed Can Sports Bar and Nightclub on Nov. 22, 2019 at 11:50 p.m. for an intoxicated man causing a disturbance, explained Crown prosecutor Stephen Yusuff. Staff attempted to remove Inkster from the building since he was aggressively confronting patrons and employees. Even the manager asked him to leave. Officers noticed that he was heavily intoxicated when they found him in the parking lot. They told him to leave or he would be arrested. When he refused, they acted and took him to the police station. Judge Brian Hendrickson noted that was a bad night for Inkster. He wondered if the man needed programming for alcohol issues. Inkster said he didn’t and that this was simply an uncharacteristic thing he did. Opiew Cham Andrew Opiew Cham Andrew, 36, from Moose Jaw, pleaded guilty

to one count of failing to comply with conditions of his probation, namely, not consuming alcohol or being in a place that sells such liquids. He was given two months to pay a $250 fine and will also have to pay a victim surcharge of $75. Andrew was placed on a year-long probation on Feb. 20, 2019, with one condition to not consume drugs or alcohol, said Yusuff. Nearly 11 months later, on Dec. 1, 2019, Moose Jaw police were called to an apartment building around 7:07 a.m. about a disturbance. Andrew was outside the building when police arrived and they noticed a strong smell of alcohol coming from him. He was co-operative with police until they arrested him, at which point he became belligerent, especially when he was put into the police car. After he was released, Andrew told police he had no memory of being arrested, said Yusuff. He also told police drinking causes him to have problems. “This has to stop at some time,� Yusuff continued. “I hope he learns his lesson (from this). He has a long history of breaches. At some point, the Crown will take (a more) strict position.� John Michael Campbell John Michael Campbell, 38, from Gravelbourg, pleaded

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guilty to having a blood alcohol content (BA) level over the legal limit of .08 and received a $2,000 fine and one-year driving ban. He was given six months to pay the fine. The Crown stayed a charge of operating a vehicle while impaired. Police were conducting traffic stops near Moose Jaw on Jan. 3 when at 10:27 p.m. they noticed a 1986 brown Ford travelling south on Highway 2 past the Ministry of Highways complex, said Yusuff. The vehicle was swerving and crossed the centre line twice. When police pulled over Campbell, he said he had had one drink at 5 p.m. However, officers noticed he had watery eyes and had trouble with his balance while walking to the police cruiser. Campbell gave two breath samples, both of which came back at .190, or more than twice the legal limit. Judge Hendrickson noted that while Campbell was co-operative with police, the fact he had high readings and could have hurt others weighed against him. The judge accepted the Crown’s sentence recommendation. Christopher Joel Hamre Christopher Joel Hamre, 36, from Moose Jaw, pleaded guilty to breaching his undertaking — violating a court order — by possessing and consuming alcohol. He received a fine of $150, with three months to pay, and a victim surcharge of $45. The Crown stayed another charge of breach of undertaking. Hamre was given bail on Jan. 1, 2019 and placed on an undertaking, with conditions that included he not consume or possess drugs, alcohol or cannabis or visit any place that sells such products, explained Yusuff. Nearly a year later, on Nov. 8, 2019, he broke that promise. Police were called to Dooly’s Billiards and Lounge at 9:51 p.m. in response to an “unwanted guest,� the Crown prosecutor continued. Officers located Hamre in the parking lot and noticed he smelled of alcohol and was intoxicated. He was arrested and later released. Hamre told the judge his problem isn’t necessarily with alcohol, but the fact he suffers from a mental illness, which is the bigger issue. Mental health professionals will visit his home soon for a meeting to determine how best to help him. Moose Jaw provincial court next sits on Jan. 27.


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Academic path leads LaFleur from USask to around world By James Shewaga

Jamie LaFleur’s road to convocation has featured a few stops and starts and twists and turns, but most importantly, a long list of life-changing experiences. The 31-year-old University of Saskatchewan (USask) honours student in anthropology from the Lac La Ronge Indian Band graduated with a bachelor’s degree at Fall Convocation 2019, and is now working on her next degree—a master’s in community health and epidemiology. A cornucopia of courses and countries—studying geology, kinesiology and anthropology, along with trips to New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Thailand and Ukraine—have helped LaFleur find her true calling. “I was always interested in health and well-being, which is one of the reasons that I wanted to go into kinesiology,” said LaFleur. “But I just realized that it was way more fulfilling for me to focus on Indigenous social determinants of health, especially within Saskatchewan.” LaFleur started studying geology at USask in 2006/07, but left school to work full time, later moving to New Zealand where she became a certi-

fied personal trainer. She returned to university to take kinesiology, but became fascinated with her elective courses in anthropology, which quickly became her new passion. LaFleur’s studies took her to Africa, Asia and Europe as she experienced new cultures and traditional healing around the world and now speaks six languages: Cree, English, Norwegian, Russian, Thai and Ukrainian. “I was always interested in health and medical practices globally and being able to experience that just opened

my eyes to different modalities that people use to address their health issues,” said LaFleur, who earned a USask Indigenous Student Achievement Award for Research in Health Sciences in 2018, after being nominated by one of her first professors on campus, Dr. Ulrich Teucher (PhD) in psychology. “Biomedicine can’t do absolutely everything for everyone and just finding a lot of parallels between Indigenous medicine here and other Indigenous Peoples world-wide, has been really interesting.”

It was USask’s study abroad program that presented the proverbial passport to the world for LaFleur. “It’s such a valuable experience, especially when you have all the resources that we have here at this university,” said LaFleur, whose experiences abroad included getting married in Norway on a bikepacking tour with her husband Morgan in 2016. “It’s something everyone should experience,” she added. “You go to any country in the world and you come back to Canada and you realize that there are these same communities that live within Saskatchewan. You learn more about the cultural mosaic, as some people say, and it gives you a better understanding of where you’re living in Canada.” In addition to the scholarships that helped fund her study abroad opportunities, LaFleur is grateful for the supports that are now available for Indigenous students on campus, as well as guidance she received from her professors. “I don’t think that I would be as strong of an academic or as strong of a person, if it wasn’t for my professors in anthropology,” said LaFleur. 20014UU0 20014UU1


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Where the wild pigs roam

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By University of Saskatchewan

In 2013, Ruth Aschim—along with 99.9 per cent of the population—was unaware wild pigs were roaming rural Canada. Today, the University of Saskatchewan (USask) doctoral candidate is an expert on the animals, where they thrive and the destruction they can cause. But landing a wildlife research position at a university is no easy task, she explained. “Wildlife research is expensive; you’re using GPS collars and aerial surveys and things like that. A lot of people are interested in it, so it was hard to find a program that would take me.” Among the academics she approached was USask Associate Professor Ryan Brook, whom she’d heard about as an undergrad. The wild pig problem emerged from livestock producers’ desire to diversify their herds for export markets. The boars proved more difficult to manage than expected. They rooted under and jumped over fences, while producers also simply opened the gates and let them go. Many thought they would not survive in the wild. They were wrong. And although there are large numbers of them, they’re not easy to find. “Because we’re looking at a nocturnal species, an elusive species… we couldn’t use aerial surveys, the conventional wildlife monitoring technique, because we didn’t even know where they were. How were we going to go looking for them? “I did all my data collection through social science techniques. I spoke with stakeholders and wildlife professionals. I would travel around Saskatchewan going to wildlife-related meetings or events or fundraisers, giving presentations and just talking to people. “Then I spent three months living out of my vehicle (in summer 2015) and I camped across Western

Canada, talking to conservation officers and biologists.” Results showed that wild pigs are the most widespread in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta; smaller populations exist in B.C., Ontario and Quebec. But despite all the research, it’s still impossible to say how many wild pigs are out there. But why does establishing the numbers and habitats of wild pigs matter? “Disease is a huge concern with wild pigs,” Aschim said. “They can be transmitted to domestic livestock, wildlife, and humans. “Then we have environmental issues, which are huge with wild pigs. One of the main problems is the rooting behaviour; they upturn the soil because they like to eat the roots and tubers of vegetation. It’s es-

sentially like a rototiller went through an area.” Bare soil is open to weeds, erosion and nutrient cycle disturbance, as well as a loss of biodiversity, she said. Another concern is water quality. Wild pigs wallow in wetlands, causing bank slumping, erosion, water sedimentation and—because of defecation and urination—algae growth and disease transmission. Furthermore, one would not want to surprise a boar. They’re not aggressive unless threatened, but their four sharp tusks—the top tusks sharpen the bottom ones—can slash someone quite seriously. Considering the many problems created by wild pigs, Aschim is often asked how she feels about her research subjects. “I don’t like them,” she tells her questioners, “but I respect them.” 20014MM0 20014MM1

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Saskatchewan Polytechnic launches Bachelor of Applied Management program Starting in 2020, graduates with a non-business diploma or journeyperson certification can enroll in the Bachelor of Applied Management program at Saskatchewan Polytechnic and earn a bachelor’s degree in just two years. The program is unique in Saskatchewan and was developed to assist non-business graduates gain necessary skills to move up in the workforce. This is the third standalone degree developed by Sask Polytech in direct response to labour market demand. “Sask Polytech graduates are driving the economic engine of this province,” says Dr. Larry Rosia, president and CEO. “Diploma graduates and journeypersons applying for this baccalaureate program will bring their knowledge and prior work experience to their studies, will have the opportunity to put into practice what they’ve learned, and will bring their new leadership and management skills to their future workplaces.” Building on their technical expertise and work experience, students in the Bachelor of Applied Management program will develop admin-

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istration and leadership skills for management positions. The program provides theoretical knowledge and technical training through applied learning opportunities. Students will receive hands-on, flexible learning that makes it easier to obtain a degree while working. “Bachelor of Applied Management graduates will receive applied learning and skill development in the areas of strategic management, leadership and business,” says Dr. Has Malik, provost and vice-president, Academic. “The Bachelor of Applied Man20014SS0 20014SS1

agement program provides a unique, new pathway for journeypersons and other professionals to earn a degree.” This program will be of great interest to students who are mid-career professionals in various trades, engineering, and computer technologies roles, as well as those who are in the health and biological sciences, human services and other sectors. Students can look forward to building knowledge and skills in a wide range of leadership and management areas including accounting, human resources, communications, change

management, marketing, finance, risk management and business analytics. Experiential learning will include simulations, case studies and collaborative projects with industry. The Bachelor of Applied Management will begin in September 2020, with required bridging courses for journeypersons launching in January 2020. Admission requirements include completion of a two-year, non-business diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution or completion of a journeyperson certificate issued by the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission or interprovincial equivalent. Students can apply for the program online at saskpolytech.ca/ bamgtdegree. Through flexible, hands-on learning, students taking the Bachelor of Applied Management at Saskatchewan Polytechnic are able to work and earn their degree simultaneously. With the unique combination of education and experience, graduates will be well positioned for career advancement in management and leadership roles.


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Police responded to 16 fewer calls last year than in 2018, data shows Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express The Moose Jaw Police Service responded to 15,626 calls for service last year, which represented only a 0.1-percent decrease from the number of calls to which it responded two years ago. “The calls for service have been fairly consistent (over the years),” said Police Chief Rick Bourassa. “In July, we will get the Statistics Canada report that puts these numbers into rates and compares (us) with other police services.” Most categories of crimes saw a decrease in 2019, according to statistical information presented during the recent Board of Police Commissioners’ meeting at city hall. While last year Moose Jaw police responded to 15,626 calls, two years ago they responded to 15,642, or 16 more, according to the data. There were 453 total crimes against the person last year, compared to 456 in 2018. Categories under this heading — comparing 2019 to 2018 — include: • Homicide: 1 / 2 • Attempted murder: 3 / 0 • Sexual assaults: 36 / 48 • Common assaults: 223 / 204 • Assault with weapon/cause bodily harm: 34 / 41

Police Chief Rick Bourassa talks about crime statistics for 2019 compared to 2018 during the recent Board of Police Commissioners’ meeting, while commissioners Heather Eby and Dawn Luhning listen to the presentation. Photo by Jason G. Antonio • Aggravated assault: 2 / 4 • Assault police: 9 / 14 • Robbery: 12 / 13 • Uttering threats: 80 / 88 • Domestic dispute: 104 / 145 There were 1,571 crimes against property last year, compared to 1,899 two years ago. Categories under this heading — comparing 2019 to 2018 — include:

• Break and enter: 237 / 244 • Theft of motor vehicle: 89 / 126 • Theft over $5,000: 25 / 18 • Theft under $5,000: 639 / 819 • Arson: 4 / 6 • Mischief under $5,000: 252 / 320 There were 103 charges of impaired driving last year, compared to 112 two years ago. Also, there were 803 incidents of people failing to comply with a court order, compared to 981 in 2018. Other categories under the Other header: • Motor vehicle accidents over $1,000: 250 / 288 • Provincial liquor infractions: 126 / 189 • Summary offence tickets: 1,196 / 1,508 • Cocaine: 12 / 11 • Cannabis: five / 36 • Methamphetamine: 21 / 27 • Other prohibited drugs: 21 / 16 Also during the meeting, the newest commissioners were sworn in. The commissioners on the police board include Mayor Fraser Tolmie, Coun. Dawn Luhning, Coun. Heather Eby, MaryLynn Booth and Darrel Markin. The Board of Police Commissioners’ meeting is Tuesday, Feb. 11.

Two-thirds of Saskatchewan residents feel crime increasing, poll says Larissa Kurz Canadians are reporting they are seeing a rise in crime in their communities and feel less confidence in law enforcement, a new poll from the Angus Reid Institute reports. Half of all Canadians polled reported feeling like crime has been on the rise in their community over the last five years, an increase in the opinion since last year, while the western provinces showed 60 per cent of residents felt this was true. Almost 70 per cent of Saskatchewan residents felt they have seen an increase in crime in their community, while only 2 per cent reported feeling like there had been a decrease in crime. Manitoba also responded strongly to seeing an increase in crime, aligning with the annual Crime Severity Index report that shows both Saskatchewan and Manitoba have seen an increase in their CSI rating in 2019. Canadians also responded that they felt less confident in the RCMP, their local municipal police, and the provincial court system. Visible minorities were twice as likely to report little to no confidence in RCMP compared to non-minorities, and men were more likely to distrust law enforcement than women. Public opinion in Saskatchewan showed only slightly more support in the municipal police forces in each community than the RCMP, with 57 per cent reporting confidence in the RCMP and 61 per cent reporting confidence in local police.

Only one in three Canadians expressed confidence in their provincial courts, with data showing that residents showed more trust in the Supreme Court of Canada than their provincial systems. With Regina and Saskatoon currently listed in the top five cities in Canada with the highest CSI rating, data suggesting Saskatchewanians are experiencing more crime in their communities makes sense. Moose Jaw’s crime trends actually reported a downward trend in 2019, according to statistics from the Moose Jaw Police Service provided in December. While many Canadians are reporting an increase in crime, Moose Jaw residents actually saw a 3 per cent decrease in crimes against the person in 2019 and a 15 per cent decrease in crimes against property. Police Chief Rick Bourassa noted during the presentation, however, that statistics don’t always tell a full picture as they are just a snapshot of activity. Crime ratings across the country have actually been on a constant rise since 2014, said Angus Reid, and 20 per cent of Saskatchewan residents polled reported being a victim of crime in the past two years. The western provinces consistently reported experiencing an increase in crime throughout the poll, with Manitoba and Saskatchewan reporting the highest CSI rating and public perception of crime rising.

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Local undergrad selected as student trade ambassador for upcoming trip to Peru Larissa Kurz

Isabella Grajczyk, 20-year-old student from the University of Regina and resident of Moose Jaw, is just one student delegate embarking on a unique opportunity with Global Vision this February. Grajczyk will travel to Lima, Peru with the Global Vision Junior Team Canada Trade and Development Mission, one of 15 students selected from across Canada to engage with Peruvian students, officials, and business owners. “I’ll have the opportunity to kind of reflect Canada on the world stage, and there’ll be a really great opportunity to just learn about trade and how it works,” said Grajczyk. “It’s a really cool opportunity, and I’m really looking forward to it. I think it’ll be awesome.” Global Vision organizes a Junior Team each year, to take part in presentations, meetings, and school visits meant to connect and facilitate education and trade opportunities between the two countries. Working in conjunction with the Canadian Embassy in Peru as well as the Peruvian-Canadian Chamber of Commerce, delegates are given the chance to interact with several economic sectors, including agriculture, mining, finance, and natural resources. Grajczyk is currently working on an undergraduate degree in education and english from the U of R, as well as a global studies certificate from the University of Saskatchewan. Her interest in the program came from a conference she attended in the fall, focused on being a better

Isabella grajczyk: (supplied) digital citizen. “They mentioned [this program from Global Vision] and I thought, ‘oh, that sounds right up my alley,’” said Grajczyk. “I’m interested in international relations and things along that line.” The annual mission is to connect Canadian and Peruvian students to facilitate a relationship between the countries. With a focus on both educational opportunities

and trade development, the student delegates are given a close-up experience with foreign economies and international trade. Each student delegate is required to partner with government, local businesses, and organizations to collect $4,500 in sponsorship prior to the trip, and also to create mandates for the delegate to fulfil while abroad. “It’s a bit of a challenge, getting sponsorship, but it’s also a cool learning experience as well,” said Grajczyk. Grajczyk has found sponsorship from the Ministry of Trade and Export Development, but she is still looking for businesses and organization interested in partnership, to fill her sponsorship totals. “If there was any organizations or businesses that were looking to reach out to people in Peru or were just looking for information, I can meet that person to gather it for them, which is a really cool opportunity,” said Grajczyk. The entire trip is going to be an exciting endeavour for Grajczyk, who is really looking forward to the entire experience. “I’d just like to learn as much as I can from the different politicians and businesspeople that I’ll have the opportunity to meet, and just to go to Peru is a really exciting opportunity,” said Grajczyk. Any businesses or organizations interested in becoming a sponsor for Grajczyk’s upcoming trip to Peru on Feb. 12-22 can contact her directly by email, at isabellagrajczyk99@yahoo.ca.

Western Development Museum volunteer blitz draws impressive support Close to 30 potential volunteers check out information and sign-up session at WDM Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

Like any organization of its kind, the Moose Jaw Western Development Museum heavily relies on volunteers to make things run as smoothly as possible, especially with the many events they run throughout the year. After the special volunteer blitz held recently, it’s all but certain they’ll have plenty of helping hands in the future. More than 30 people took part in the informational session, which ran down the various volunteer opportunities and requirements at the local facility. “It’s been a great turnout,” said Karla Rasmussen, education/public programs co-ordinator for the WDM. “It’s our an-

Karla Rasmussen, education / public programs co-ordinator for the Western Development Museum, speaks to potential WDM volunteers during their volunteer blitz.

nual awareness campaign; we’re always looking for volunteers but we’re also trying to introduce the things we do at the museum to those who might not be aware of the different opportunities. Quite often we’ll get a phone call or a visitor will ask ‘what sorts of things do you do here’ or you’ll get the other end where ‘you just have children’s activities’. So it’ an opportunity to talk about those things and open everyone’s eyes to the different ways they can get involved in the museum.” There are numerous areas that need volunteer staffing, including tour guides and interpreters, special event volunteers and even special volunteers to work with the steam engines the museum has on hand, including the K+S Short Line 101. And when it comes to special events, there’s plenty to see and do – ranging from the annual model train show and Brickspo to smaller events that take place around most holidays. Fortunately, the WDM has plenty of help. But as the old saying goes, more hands make for light work. “At the end of 2019, we had 130 volunteers signed up on paper,” Rasmussen said. “Some are a little more active; they come out to every event or they’re here on a weekly basis. Some aren’t quite as particular in their timing, or they have one particular event they love to help with and we don’t see them the rest of the year.” One thing that’s certain – if you want to help, the WDM will find something for you to do.

Potential Western Development Museum volunteers check out the stored K+ S Short Line 101 steam engine.

“It’s a wonderful way for folks to help who maybe don’t have a lot of time, we can help find a small project to help with or if you’d like to be a regular volunteer we can line you up with ongoing work as well,” Rasmussen said. Next up for the WDM is Heritage Day on Feb. 8, followed by the always popular

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Toilers take third place at Moose Jaw Invitational Vanier loses in consolation final, Central wins fifth-place game

The Peacock Toilers have put together a solid start to the high school girls basketball season. In the recent Moose Jaw Invitational tournament, the Toilers put together a 3-1 record through the weekend and would go on to defeat Swift Current 76-40 in the third-place game. The win capped off a solid weekend for all three local teams, as the Vanier Spirits would reach the consolation final before falling 71-42 to the Weyburn Eagles, while the Central Cyclones battled to a 77-

Vanier’s Piper Olson looks to gather a loose ball in front of Weyburn’s Denae King.

Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express 72 win over the Estevan Elecs in the fifthplace game of the 12-team tournament. For the Toilers, the only blemish came in the semifinal, where Prince Albert Carlton took a 66-33 victory. Caitlin Miller scored eight points in the contest, Aria Swanson scored six for the Toilers. Anna Maelde and Caitlyn Johnson each scored 10 points as the Toilers opened the tournament with a 51-37 win over Melville before rolling to a 57-25 quarter-final win over Melfort. Weyburn had 24 points from Grace Labatte in their consolation final win over Vanier. Jewellyn McDonald led the Spirits with 10 points, Piper Olson had eight. The consolation semifinal saw Vanier roll to a 56-49 win over Lumsden. Grace Waldenberger had one of her best games of the season with a 32-point outing, while McDonald had 12 points. The Spirits lost their opener 70-56 to Es- Malea Kletzel carries the ball upcourt tevan before defeating Regina O’Neill 62- as Estevan’s Kishi Rioferio gives chase. 24 in their first consolation contest. The fifth-place game ended up as a barnThe first game in the fifth-place draw saw burner of the contest, with Central pullthe Cyclones take a 66-31 victory over Reing away late to take their five-point win. gina Sheldon Williams. Watterson scored Emily Blackmore led all scorers with 15 points, Kletzel picked up 12. a 26-point showing, Alexa Watterson Central opened the tournament with a 78scored 25. 55 win over Middle Lake. The news wasn’t quite as good in the The North Battleford Comprehensive Viquarter-final, where Swift Current took a kings would win the tournament with a 48-33 win. Malea Kletzel had eight points 53-27 victory over Swift Current. in the losing effort.

Peacock’s Anna Maelde puts up a shot in traffic against Prince Albert Carlton.

AAA Moose Warriors solid as ever in win over Argos Jaw takes 5-1 win over Notre Dame with 59-shot performance Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

The Moose Jaw AAA Warriors got the job done with efficiency against the Notre Dame Argos on Thursday night. Davis Fry scored a pair of goals as the Warriors cruised to a 5-1 victory in Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League action at Mosaic Place. Things were interesting in the early going as the two teams played to a stalemate through the first 10 minutes before Kyle Forster got the Warriors on the board with 8:26 remaining in the frame. Fry then scored his first of the game 4:25 later to put the Tribe ahead 2-0 through one.

Kirk Mullen would extend the lead to 3-0 5:55 into the second and Ben Wourms-Rowe made it 4-0 midway through the second. Karsten Gorrill would get one back for the Argos 1:13 after Wourms-Rowe’s goal, but Fry closed out scoring with 7:51 remaining in the game. Parker Jasper and Chris Otterson each had a pair of assists. Chase Coward made 22 saves in the Warriors goal, while his teammates fired 59 shots at the Argos’ Ian Lee. The Warriors improved to 28-8-1-0 and now sit six points up on the second-place Regina Pat Canadians in the battle for top spot in the SMAAAHL. Next action for Moose Jaw is against the Pat Canadians on Sunday, Feb. 2 at Mosaic Place. Game time is 1:30 p.m.

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Barker advances to ‘C’ final at Scotties

Win over Streifel saw Moose Jaw rink still in hunt; Holland, Newkirk eliminated Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

Penny Barker was the last rink with Moose Jaw connections standing at the Viterra Scotties provincial women’s curling championship. Barker and her rink of third Deanna Doig, second Christie Gamble and lead Danielle Sicinski picked up a 9-8 win over Swift Current’s Kristen Streifel on Sunday night to advance to the ‘C’ side final. The win kept the 2017 provincial champion in the hunt for a second title and the opportunity to represent Saskatchewan on home ice at the 2020 Scotties Tournament of Hearts at Mosaic Place Feb. 14-23. The early stages of the contest were back and forth, with the two teams tied 3-3 through five ends. Things didn’t change after the break, even though Barker looked to take control of the contest with a three-spot in the sixth. Streifel got two of those back the next end, and after Barker put up a deuce in the eighth to again take the lead, Streifel was able to get her three to tie the game 8-8 heading into the final end. Barker made the most of the hammer in the 10th, though,

Penny Barker advanced to the ‘C’ final at the Viterra Scotties on Sunday night. and left herself with an open hit-and-stick in the four foot for the win. Barker faced Regina’s Rae Williamson -- who defeated Michelle Englot 10-6 in the other semifinal – in the after-

noon draw Monday, with a spot in the Page playoff 3-4 game on the line. Results were unavailable as of press time. The news wasn’t as good for former Moose Jaw competitor Amber Holland, who took the ice alongside third Cindy Ricci, second Laura Strong and lead Deb Lozinski. Playing in the other ‘C’ semifinal Holland roared out to a 4-0 lead against Regina’s Mandy Selzer but was unable to keep the momentum going and dropped a 7-6 decision. Selzer faced Saskatoon’s Sherry Anderson in the other ‘C’ qualifier after Anderson dropped a 9-8 decision to clubmate Ashley Howard in the ‘B’ final Sunday evening. Regina’s Shalon Fleming, with Moose Jaw’s Candace Newkirk at third, was eliminated after a 12-1 loss to Holland in their first ‘C’ event contest. Check Curlsask.ca for more information, including full results of each draw. As this edition went to Press Monday, unfortunately all of the final results will not be available until next issue.

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a couple of bounces tonight, but we deserved everything we got.” The Warriors scored three first period goals, with Martin Lang getting the Tribe on the board 6:44 into the contest, Owen Hardy extending the lead to 2-0 five minutes later and Cayde Augustine potting their third goal with 4:38 remaining in the period. Jagger Firkus -- the Warriors first-round pick in the 2019 Bantam Draft -- scored the first goal of his WHL career in impressive fashion with four minutes to play in the period. The 15-year-old Irma, Alta. product managed to outduel Broncos defenceman Alex Moar in front of the goal and just tip the puck home while getting knocked to the ice. Then, with a minute left in the second, Moose Jaw Minor Hockey product Atley Calvert also scored his first goal in the WHL, finding the puck at the side of the net during a scramble and lifting a quick little shot over Broncos goaltender Isaac Poulter. Boston Bilous was in goal for the win and was slightly less busy than usual, turning

Warriors forward Atley Calvert just missed this attempt to tip a shot past Broncos goaltender Isaac Poulter aside 40 shots on the night. The Warriors fired 45 at Poulter. Swift Current 6, Warriors 3 It was the Broncos who staked themselves to a 3-0 first period lead in the re-match, as a handful of penalties put them behind the eight-ball early. Lang scored for Moose Jaw in the second period and Ryder Korczak added a pair of third period markers to account for the Warriors’ offence. “I think any time you go down that many goals early on, you start chasing the game and pressing and making taking a little

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The Moose Jaw Warriors might have managed to snap their eight-game losing streak on Friday, Jan. 24, but overall consistency continues to elude the young squad as they battle through a trying Western Hockey League campaign. The Warriors opened a three-games-inthree nights swing with a 5-3 win over Swift Current but lost 6-3 at home to the Broncos the next night before dropping a 5-4 decision in Winnipeg on Sunday, Jan. 26. As a result, the Warriors now hold a 1230-2-0 record and sit two points up on the last-place Swift Current Broncos in the Eastern Conference standings. Warriors 5, Swift Current 3 After a handful of recent contests where the team had shown signs of brilliance, things finally came together with the win in Swift Current. ““I think it’s a big confidence boost for our guys; we’ve had good looks as of late but we were due for a game like tonight where if we played the right way and played honest and hard,” said Warriors head coach Mark O’Leary. “Sure, we got


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Miller Express release 2020 Western Canadian Baseball League schedule Compact schedule sees only two three-day breaks through two-month campaign Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

The Moose Jaw Miller Express will once again have a busy baseball team this summer. The Western Canadian Baseball League released their 2020 schedule recently, with the 56-game campaign once again featuring a jam-packed slate of contests beginning at the end of May and running through the first week of August. There are some concerns with so many games in such a short amount of time felt by teams to finding the right personnel and dealing with any kind of weather issues. “I think it’s just too many, personally;we were pretty good back when it was 48,” said Miller Express general manager Cory Olafson. “It’s a lot of baseball, they’re nine-inning games and guys just aren’t used to this kind of schedule. You have guys getting banged up all the time and injuries, it’s a lot. “And then we worry about rainouts every year; it’s always been a tight schedule, but the last couple years have even been tighter. If it’s Moose Jaw to Regina and there’s an open day, then it’s not really a problem, but Moose Jaw and Fort Mac, no one is driving that sort of distance if it’s just one game. It’s just not economically feasible to do those sorts of things. So it’s a huge concern.” Things kick off on Wednesday, May 27 when the Express host the Swift Current

57’s. That’ll kick off a five-game stretch and mark their longest run until an eightgame-in-eight-night run from June 17 to 24. Along the way, they’ll have one threeday rest in early June and two days off a week later. Single day breaks are sprinkled in through the early part of each week. The Express will have home games every Saturday through the first month, and will have one four-game homestand from June

13 to 18. Things pick up in July, beginning with a five-game homestand to open the month. Over the next two weeks, the Express will have only two days off, with eight of those games on the road. The All-Star break will run from July 18 to 20, with the Express playing 14 games in 15 days following. The regular season comes to an end on Thursday, Aug. 9 at home against Regina, with the playoffs

beginning the following weekend. A lot of games and little time off mean finding quality arms is going to once again be priority. “Every year it’s getting harder to find pitchers,’ Olafson said. “Coaches are super happy to send their position players, get them some extra at bats, for sure. But we need some quality pitchers to have quality at bats and they don’t want to send their guys up here because of innings pitched and all that. So it’s kind of a double-edged sword, with a lot of innings to play in a short summer.” Two-way players will almost certainly become a hot commodity, with the likes Michael Borst – the hard-hitting Express hurler who claimed the team MVP honour last season – becoming more and more important. “With a 30-man roster, you probably need 14 or 15 pitchers to get through,” Olafson said. “Or what I’ve noticed are the guys who can play the two-way thing, pitch and play position, they’re valuable assets now. The kids who are like that are going to get run ragged in our league.” All game times from Monday to Saturday are at 7 p.m., with Sunday contests starting at 2 p.m. Season tickets are now available and can purchased by calling Olafson at 306-6318893 or Darryl Pisio at 306-630-8108.

Top teams all post wins in Original 16 Cash League action Seaborn Agencies continues to lead way with 12-1 record, BTN and KMS right behind at 12-2

Close games were the order of the day in the Original 16 Cash League last Wednesday night. At least, for everyone other than the first-place teams; the league’s top-three squads all posted comfortable wins, while games on the other sheets proved to be exceptionally close. For Seaborn Insurance (Joel Jordison, 12-1), it was a quick night as they scored four in the fourth end against EMJ Marketing (Joe Gunnis, 6-9) to take a 5-1 lead and

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the two teams decided to shake hands. BTN Chartered Accountants (Danielle Sicinski, 12-2) ended up playing one more end than their contending counterparts as they took an 8-4 win over Barb Wallace (2-12). Things were interesting early, as Sicinski scored three in the first end, but had Wallace come right back with a deuce in the second. That all changed the next frame, though, as Sicinski put up a five spot to take an 8-2 lead. Wallace would pick up singles the next two ends but

would call it a night at the break. For KMS (Ben Gamble, 12-2) against Kelsey Noyes (213), it wasn’t so much the big ends as it was the steady output – Gamble picked up deuces in the second and fourth to lead 5-1, and after Noyes scored one in the fifth, added three more in the sixth to take an 8-2 win. The other three games on the night went right to the final end. Paws N Play (David Gray, 7-7) picked up the biggest upset of the night with their 5-4 win over Tax Team (Murray Stroeder, 11-4). Stroeder took a 3-2 lead out of the fifthend break only to see Gray immediately tie the game 3-3 before taking a crucial steal of two the very next end for a 5-3 lead. Stroeder would get one in the eighth, but it wouldn’t be enough. Matt Froehlich (6-7) found himself in a back-and-forth battle with Main Street Strength & Conditioning (Jazmin Ackerman, 2-13), scoring three in the second and fourth against Ackerman’s deuces in the first and third to take a 6-4 lead. After Ackerman pulled within one 6-5 heading into the break, the two teams would exchange single points the rest of the way for an 8-6 Froehlich win. It was the 1987 Canada Cup all over again in the remainder of the games, as all three contests ended 6-5. Ackerman Ag (Patrick Ackerman, 4-9) surrendered points in three of the first four ends to Protec Video (Wade Gray, 4-10) to trail 4-2, but a single in the fifth, steal of two in the sixth and another steal in the seventh suddenly saw them leading 6-4. Ackerman would hold Gray to one in the eighth to secure the win. Walchuk Masonry (Ralph Courtnage, 5-8) scored one in eighth and stole one in an extra end to take a 6-5 win over Easy Care Living (Lorraine Arguin, 7-9). Things were as close as one would expect the rest of the game, as Courtnage took a 4-1 lead out of the fourth end but saw Arguin steal her way back in with a deuce in the fifth and single the next two ends. John’s Music (Ryan Wenarchuk, 9-5) overcame a bit of a late scare to get past Pro-Tec Electric (Stan Barnsley, 8-7). After falling behind 4-2 through six ends, Barnsley was able to get all of it back and more with a three-spot in the seventh. Wenarchuk would rally in the final frame, though, scoring a pair to take the win. Only two league nights remain on Jan. 29 and Feb. 5 before the league takes a break for the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. Playoffs begin Mar. 4. All games are at the Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre.


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With only a few weeks until the Scotties Tournament of Hearts takes over Mosaic Place, things are rapidly falling into place. Teams are beginning to qualify, tickets are being snapped up, final preparations are starting to take form, all with the goal of making the Canadian women’s national curling championship another success for Moose Jaw. “It’s crazy to think it’s a month out, we’ve been here for so long,” said Maddie Kelly, Curling Canada marketing co-ordinator. “But at this point, we’re finalizing some stuff, finalizing sponsors, finalizing tickets and just doing one last push.” The tournament has seen its first six representatives qualify, with a further five qualifying this weekend, including Saskatchewan. Once the draw is finalized on Feb. 3, that’s when the major run on tickets is expected. “Once everyone knows who is playing when, that’s going to be the big rush,”

Kelly said. A wide variety of ticket packages are currently available on the Scotties website, through the Mosaic Place box office or by calling 306-624-2050. Things kick into high gear from an infrastructure point of view on Sunday, Feb. 9 when the Scotties organizing committee takes over Mosaic Place. Work gets underway at 1 a.m. that night with the goal of having everything set and in place for the Wild Card game at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14. “They start flooding the ice and taking down the boards that night,” Kelly said. “It’s quite a process and as soon as they can start doing it they get to work because it’s so particular.” Curling Canada has once again assigned legendary ice-maker Dave Merklinger to the event, drawing on his years of experience at national-level tournaments, including the 2015 Scotties at Mosaic Place. Work on the HeartStop Lounge will be-

gin on Feb. 10, with the installation of the floor and rigging taking initial priority. It, too, will be open for the first game. And then there’s the small army of volunteers, over 400 of which will need training in preparation for their week of work. “This event wouldn’t work properly without everyone helping out and there are no small jobs,” Kelly said. “So we want to make sure everyone is comfortable, they’re all scheduled and know what their role is. Then making sure there aren’t any fires we need to put out. The opening weekend kind of is where you see what’s working and not working and by the Monday of the event you get it rolling and it starts to figure itself out.” Fans looking to figure out if live curling is for them will have the perfect oppor-

tunity during the aforementioned Wild Card game. The contest – featuring the top two Canadian Team Ranking System rinks not already qualified – has invariably featured teams that have gone on to reach the championship pool and seriously contend for the title. The best part? The game is absolutely free, with fans welcome to pack the stands. “Last year one of our biggest days of ticket sales was after the Wild Card game because people were thinking ‘I really want to see more of this’,” Kelly said. “And hey, it’s Valentine’s Day, so it’s the cheapest date in town. And the HeartStop Lounge will be open after, so you can even kick it all off over there afterwards.” For more information on the 2020 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, be sure to check https://www.curling.ca/2020scotties/

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age in durum wheat, canola, lentils, flax, and possibly spring wheat. The crop guide makes an allowance for returns to owner labour or management. In the brown soil zone among cereal crops, durum wheat leads profitability returning $21 an acre over fixed and variable costs. Feed barley returns are estimated at $4.70 an acre over all costs. Spring wheat returns $61 an acre over variable costs but loses $63 an acre on fixed costs. Among oilseeds, canola will return $106 an acre over all costs while flax will net $88 an acre. Three varieties of mustard will return between $56 and

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En direct de l’univers (N) Le dernier soir “L’étau” Les soirées carte blanche Téléjour. Humanité Security Border Sec. Ransom “Radio Silence” Private Eyes News SNL W5 (N) Carter “Just Add Romance” (2019) Meghann Fahy. (6:00) Evenings on The Weather Network Overnight on TWN Dateline NBC Dateline NBC Saturday Night Live (N) News SNL NHL Hockey: Senators at Maple Leafs NHL Hockey Edmonton Oilers at Calgary Flames. (N) NCIS “Institutionalized” FBI: Most Wanted 48 Hours (N) Two Men Two Men The Jump NBA Basketball Philadelphia 76ers at Boston Celtics. (N) News Immortals NHL Hockey: Senators at Maple Leafs Hudson & Rex Nightclub Nordic L NFL NBA Basketball Philadelphia 76ers at Boston Celtics. (N) SportsCentre (N) (6:00) NHL Hockey St. Louis Blues at Winnipeg Jets. NHL Hockey Edmonton Oilers at Calgary Flames. (N) Corner Gas The Social Holmes on Homes W5 (N) NFL Honors (N) “Love, Fall & Order” (2019) Drew Fuller, Erin Cahill. “Love Blossoms” (2017) Shantel VanSanten. Moonrise (:45) ››› “The Big Short” (2015) Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling. “When Harry Met Sally...” Frasier Frasier Frasier Frasier Engagement Engagement Engagement Engagement Say Yes to the Dress Randy gives Lindsey a surprise. 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 ››› “Doctor Zhivago” (1965, Romance) Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin. Funny Girl (6:00) ››› “Taken” › “This Means War” (2012, Action) Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Tom Hardy. Burton Open Snowboarding Snowb. Burton Open Snowboarding “Truth or Dare” ››› “Us” (2019) Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke. ›› “Ma” (2019) Crazy Rich (:20) ››› “Tully” (2018) Homeland ›› “Ocean’s 8” (2018) (6:50) ›› “The Prodigy” (2019) (:25) › “Slender Man” (2018, Horror) › “Peppermint” (2018) “I Am Heath Ledger” (:15) “Native Son” (2019, Drama) Ashton Sanders. True Detective

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District 31 La facture Toute la vie (N) 5e rang (N) Le téléjournal (N) ››› “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” (2017) Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher. Global News at 10 (N) Ellen’s Game of Games This Is Us Emergence Conners etalk (N) (6:00) Evenings on The Weather Network Evenings on TWN Ellen’s Game of Games State of the Union (N) News J. Fallon Coronation Family Feud Kim 22 Minutes Creek Catastrophe The National (N) NCIS CBS News: State of the Union 2020 (N) Two Men Late-Colbert Conners Bless This The State of the Union-Democratic News J. Kimmel Hudson & Rex (N) Mod Fam Mod Fam Mom Mom Mom Mom NBA Basketball: Bucks at Pelicans NBA Basketball: Spurs at Lakers Plays/Month NHL’s Best NHL Hockey San Jose Sharks at Calgary Flames. (N) Sportsnet Alberta Primetime (N) Big Bang etalk (N) Criminal Minds “Miasma” Pandora (N) Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU › “Leap Year” (2010) “The Lesser Blessed” (:15) ››› “Still Alice” (2014) Julianne Moore. “The Untouchables” 3’s Comp. 3’s Comp. Raymond Raymond King of Hill King of Hill Frasier Frasier My Big Fat Fabulous Life I Am Jazz “Ex-Factor” (N) (:02) Sister Wives My Big Fat Fabulous Life Gold Rush: Pay Dirt Gold Rush “Cornered” (N) Heavy Rescue: 401 (N) Homestead Rescue Big Bang Big Bang Goldbergs Fresh-Boat Friends Friends Friends Friends ›››› “Going My Way” (1944) Bing Crosby. (:15) ››› “Road to Morocco” (1942) Bing Crosby. ›› “Fantastic Four” (2005, Action) Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba. “Fantastic Four: Silver Surfer” NHRA in 30 NHRA Drag Racing Lucas Oil Winternationals. NHRA in 30 (6:15) “Tomb Raider” (:15) ›› “Ma” (2019, Suspense) Octavia Spencer. “The Art of Self-Defense” (6:40) ›› “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” (2019) Homeland (9:55) “Isle of Dogs” (:15) ›› “Happy Death Day 2U” (2019, Horror) The Circus Toon Pres. New Eden New Eden (:10) “Giant Little Ones” (2018, Drama) (:45) ›› “Paterno” (2018) Al Pacino, Riley Keough. Outsider

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District 31 Lâcher prise Une autre histoire (N) Les pays d’en haut (N) Le téléjournal (N) Nurses (N) (:01) Prodigal Son (N) Bull “Child of Mine” (N) Global News at 10 (N) 9-1-1: Lone Star (N) All Rise “Bye Bye Bernie” Stumptown (N) Bob Heart etalk (N) (6:00) Evenings on The Weather Network Evenings on TWN America’s Got Talent “The Champions Semi Finals” Manifest (N) News J. Fallon Coronation Family Feud Murdoch Mysteries (N) (:01) Coroner “One Drum” The National (N) Neighbor Bob Heart All Rise “Bye Bye Bernie” Bull “Child of Mine” (N) Two Men Late-Colbert The Bachelor (N) News J. Kimmel The Bachelor (N) (:01) Manifest (N) Brainfood Brainfood NBA Basketball Philadelphia 76ers at Miami Heat. (N) Women’s Hockey: Rivalry Series NHL Hockey Philadelphia Flyers at Detroit Red Wings. Sportsnet Central (N) Plays/Month 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 › “The Choice” (2016) (6:25) “A Stone’s Throw” (:05) ››› “Friends With Benefits” (2011) ›››› “Glory” (1989) 3’s Comp. 3’s Comp. Raymond Raymond King of Hill King of Hill Frasier Frasier 90 Day Fiance: Watch Party “Blindsided” (N) 90 Day Fiancé I Am Jazz “I Will Survive” Gold Rush: White Water Gold Rush: White Water Homestead Rescue (N) Homestead Rescue Big Bang Big Bang Goldbergs Fresh-Boat Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang ››› “Bus Stop” (1956) Don Murray (:45) ›››› “Some Like It Hot” (1959, Comedy) Tony Curtis. ›› “The Book of Eli” (2010) Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman. (:35) ›› “Young Guns” (1988) NASCAR Race Hub NASCAR Race Hub ARCA Racing Series Lucas Oil 200. New Order (:45) “Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars” (2017) Eric Clapton. “David Crosby” (:15) “Sorry for Your Loss” (2018) Justin Bartha. Homeland “Andante” “Eagles of Death Metal” (6:15) ›› “The Meg” (:15) ›› “Skyscraper” (2018) Dwayne Johnson. “Welcome to Marwen” (6:25) “Equal Justice” Enthusiasm (:40) Veep We Are Not Done Yet The New Pope (N)

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On the Front Porch by Wanda Smith

Larissa Kurz

Love 101 There are still a couple weeks until the annual Valentine’s Day scramble. The gorgeous flowers, decadent chocolates, and romantic cards are part of the big marketing push in the retail sector. The suggestion is that if you love your significant other, you must jump on the bandwagon and buy these products to show your love. Most years, Hubby buys the sweet peas and I some flowers; it is way out of his comfort zone but he does it anyway. I sincerely do appreciate that he makes the effort to do the hard things and I am especially grateful that he does it for the girls; it means a lot to me to see him showing affection to his daughters through the gift of a rose. Albeit thoughtful that Hubby shows he cares on Valentine’s Day, it means a great deal more to me that he shows love on the other 364 days of the year. It is nice to have a day to deliberately celebrate love and affection for your loved one (especially for those who struggle with it otherwise); however, true love is not about making one day special. True, committed love comes on the other days; the hard days, the long days, the not-so-lovely days. Society has strayed so far from what true love really is. What it is not ...fuzzy feelings, breakfast in bed or romantic dinners out on the town. True love is where the rubber meets the road. True love is when we don’t “feel” the love. True love is when we choose to love when our partner is unlovely. I think of the struggles we had earlier on in our marriage fights, misunderstandings, hardships and hurts that could’ve buried us but I’m pretty confident that it was the small, insignificant choices that have kept us glued together all these years. I’ll share a few non-negotiables that Hubby and I practice that may help you navigate through your relationship, not just on Valentine’s Day but the rest of the year through: 1. Don’t go to bed angry. I have had to grit my teeth but I will do whatever I need to do to choose to not hold a grudge when I go to bed. 2. Sleep in the same bed even when you’ve had a hard relationship day. Do not go to sleep with your kids or on the couch or a guest bed, regardless of how your relationship was that day. The only time each of us chooses to sleep on the couch is when we are sick. 3. Communicate, even simply through text, when you are leaving to come home, whether it is from work or recreation. It is a small but powerful way to communicate. You are saying, “I respect you enough to let you know when I’ll show up at home.” 4. Something I’ve done since the day we were married is to greet Hubby at the door if I’m at home when he comes home. It doesn’t matter if he is just coming home from work or otherwise, it is a way of showing respect. No matter if he or I have had a bad day, or if I have my hands in the dishwater, I stop what I’m doing, cheerfully greeting him with a kiss and taking his lunch kit or packages out of his hands to free him up to take off his boots and coat. Simply, we could sum it up with the Golden Rule: “Do to others what you would have them do for you.” Do the hard things. That is true love. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.

NEW LOCATION

Regina Sexual Assault Centre expands services to Moose Jaw

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The Regina Sexual Assault Centre is expanding to a satellite location in Moose Jaw, to make their counselling services more readily available to out-of-town clients. Lisa Miller, executive director of the Regina Sexual Assault Centre, said the expansion has been in the works for a while and is finally coming to fruition. “We started looking at this a couple of years ago because we have a fair number of our clients coming from the Moose Jaw area,” said Miller. “And the extra drive from Moose Jaw we know was causing a barrier for people to access services.” Moose Jaw’s satellite services will offer individual, family, and group therapy sessions with trained professionals to anyone who has experienced sexual violence of any type, much like the services offered in Regina. The expansion is meant to help alleviate client barriers that can keep them from accessing services, like taking time off work or adjusting childcare to travel from Moose Jaw to Regina and the issue of transportation. Moose Jaw Partners Against Violence has had an active role in making this expansion possible, said Miller, who applauded their hard work. Jenn Angus, committee chair for Partners Against Violence and executive director at the Moose Jaw Transition House, is glad to see the project finally moving forward, as she often hears about the need for services from potential clients in her role. “[Partners Against Violence] has representation from health, from education, from policing and justice, and everyone has identified this as a need in our community,” said Angus. Currently, the Regina Sexual Assault Centre is offering trauma group sessions in Moose Jaw. With a space for services already secured, the hope for the future is to have a counsellor in Moose Jaw two to three days a week, provided funding can be attained. “The number of days in Moose Jaw is going to be contingent on getting additional funding for another counsel-

lor,” said Miller. The Partners Against Violence committee is helping pin down funding for the expansion, with the goal of providing consistent services as soon as April if possible. “The biggest thing [right now] is securing that funding to make sure that there’s some consistency and sustainability,” said Angus. “We want to have enough in place that we can run it for a couple of years, at least to make sure that we’re reaching people willing to be reached and where they need to be reached.” Regardless of additional grants, the Centre has committed to having a counsellor in Moose Jaw at least once a week. About 15 per cent of clients at the Regina Sexual Assault Clinic are from Moose Jaw and area, which equates to about 240 one-hour counselling sessions. The current waitlist for services will not change, with Moose Jaw clients becoming able to access services in their own community, but Miller does expect to see more clients interested in pursuing services because of the accessibility. “The internal barriers of even just taking that first step to talk to someone, it’s even more pronounced when they have to add all those extra steps to even go to a different community,” said Miller. “And so I think for sexual assault victims, having an agency in the community who is going to break down some of those barriers and provide people with better support is so important.” Angus and the Partners Against Violence Committee agree completely and seeing the expansion of services come to fruition is a victory. “For us, as service providers, we just want to see people get the best service that they can in our community,” said Angus. Those interested in helping with the funding for Moose Jaw’s satellite services can contact the Moose Jaw Transition House or the Regina Sexual Assault Centre.

Former district resident named VP of Pattison Group By Ron Walter - For Moose Jaw Express

A former Moose Jaw district resident has landed a major position with Canada’s second largest private company. Arthur Ward, president of Swift Current-based Pattison Agriculture since 2017, had been named vice-president of the Jim Pattison Group of Vancouver. The Pattison Group, with $10.6 billion annual sales, owns a wide range of businesses including automotive, broadcasting, advertising, food retailing, entertainment, agriculture, packaging, finance and real estate operations. Ward was raised in the Secretan district west of Moose Jaw and attended public school in Chaplin. He will continue to develop new opportunities for the Pattison Group from his base in Swift Current. Pattison Agriculture owns 18 John Deere dealerships in the Prairie provinces, starting in 1964 with purchase of a Yorkton dealership. The Pattison Group donated $50 million to build the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital in Saskatoon and continues support through a foundation. Raised in Luseland, Sask., Pattison bought his first business, an auto dealership, at Vancouver in 1961. He had a reputation for firing the lowest producing salesperson every month. His dealership became one of the largest media advertisers in the Vancouver area.

TRINITY UNITED CHURCH

60 Athabasca Street East 306-692-0533 Minister: Rev. 277 JimIroquois TenfordSt W Moose Jaw, SK Music Director: Karen Purdy

Next May Service: th , 2017 2, 10:30am Sunday, 14February Rev. Ron Cairns Worship Service 10:30am & Sunday School

St. Andrew’s United Church

Traditional Anglican Parish Now worshipping at

27 Hochelaga St. W., Moose Jaw

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

All Are Welcome!

www.saintbarnabasmoosejaw.ca

Celebrating Inclusion For All

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

Music Director: Karen Purdy • Choir Director: Jenna Nash

Sunday, February 2nd, 2020 10:30 am Worship Service & Sunday School

FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2020 - 7 PM

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

Tickets at the MJCC Box Office or at www.moosejawculture.ca For information call 306-693-4700

Coffee Fellowship after the Worship Service

MAE WILSON THEATRE AT THE MOOSE JAW CULTURAL CENTRE


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New mystery novel showcases struggle between medical world and Christian faith Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

BRIAN MELVIN OLSON July 5, 1950 – January 18, 2020 With heavy hearts we announce that Brian passed away at home, surrounded by family. He was born in Central Butte and lived all over Saskatchewan. His heart remained in Riverhurst where he grew up, and Bjorkdale and Saskatoon where he spent his final years. Brian had a unique sense of humour and could chat with anyone, most likely finding something in common. He was proud to be in the Kinsmen Club and part of early Telemiracles. He grew up playing baseball and loved the sport his whole life. He started as a Bomber’s fan but converted to the Riders. He also enjoyed collecting antiques and obscure items. Brian was predeceased by his parents (Henry & Agnes) and sisters (Lynn & Ina Dell). He is survived by his strong and loving wife Yvonne; sons Ryan (Natalie), Trevor (Cynthia), and Dakota (Shantal); and stepchildren Anita (Kimm) Barker, Danielle (Barry) Smith, and Blair (Jenna) Bush. He will be deeply missed by his ten grandchildren whom he loved very much; Halee, Noah, Thomas, Anastasia, Joshua, Halley, Zack, Jesse, Benett, and Cohen. Brian loved spending time with them all and they loved grandpa as much in return. He will also be lovingly remembered by his sisters Ann (Ed) McNally, Gayle (George) Rehbein, Kim Sevigny; brothers Barry (Hedy) Olson, and Kerry (Barb) Olson; as well as many nieces, nephews and beloved dog Daisy. A Celebration of Life was held on January 25. Donations can be made to the Saskatoon Cancer Center.

ELDSTROM, ARNOLD DONAVON DECEMBER 17, 1945 – JANUARY 1, 2020 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Arnold Eldstrom, a husband, father, grandpa and friend, on Wednesday January 1, 2020, at the University of Alberta Hospital. Arnold is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Lynda, son Michael, daughter in law Kathleen and granddaughter Michaela of Calgary Alberta, and son Daryl, daughter in law Leanna and grandchildren Rhea and Kiel of Edmonton Alberta. In keeping with Arnold’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private memorial will be held in the summer. In Arnolds memory, if you so wish, donations can be made to the University of Alberta, NeuroScience Departments, Unit 4A4 and 5A2, or a charity of your choice.

After 20 years of writing fiction short stories, Dr. Kevin Dautremont has had his first novel published that combines his profession of medicine and his Christian faith. Scars is a mystery novel that focuses on a physician who moves to a new town to rebuild his life after his family dies tragically. When a young woman under his care dies, her husband is accused of her murder. The doctor seeks the assistance of a lawyer, which throws both of their lives into turmoil as the mystery deepens around them and dark secrets are revealed. The physician’s Christian faith is also shaken as he struggles to let go of the past while dealing with the guilt over his growing relationship with the woman defending the accused killer. Dautremont, 62, is no stranger to writing and publishing. In 2008 he was awarded The Word Guild of Canada’s best new Christian author award for a novel he wrote. This novel was nearly published, he explained, when the stock market crashed and caused the publisher to not produce the book. Since then, he has had two short stories published in anthology books A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider and Christmas with Hot Apple Cider. This series is similar to the Chicken Soup for the Soul anthologies. “This is my first novel that’s been published. It’s amazing,” Dautremont said in his office at Hillcrest Clinic. “It’s very thrilling to get it to that point.” The book can be purchased from Chapters/Indigo, Amazon and Word Alive Press. Scars is also available at the library. He developed the idea for Scars in 2008, after reading about a husband in the United States convicted of killing his wife. Before she died, the wife wrote a letter saying she feared her husband would murder her. While the letter was later disallowed in court, there was still enough evidence to maintain the husband’s conviction. Dautremont spent the next two to three years researching for his novel, followed by years of writing and editing. He took a year-long writing course with Christian novelist Jerry Jenkins, the author of the Left Behind series. This was followed by time with DiAnn Mills, another Christian author with more than 100 novels to her name. After several years of looking for a publisher, Dautremont finally found Christian-based Word Alive Press in Winnipeg. “I really enjoy writing,” he said. “I read a lot of fiction and non-fiction. It’s enjoyable.” Dautremont explained that he sees God as the ultimate creator and that mankind is made in His image, which means humans have been given a creative spark. The Moose Jaw doctor believes writing is the gift God gave him. “It is a chance to express my faith and is an opportunity to bring up discussion points that lead to further discussions (about Christianity),” he continued.

Dr. Kevin Dautremont holds a copy of his new book, Scars, a mystery novel based on a true-life crime story that also has a Christian message of healing and hope. Photo by Jason G. Antonio

Although the novel’s doctor faces a conflict between his faith and his profession, Dautremont has not experienced any similar conflicts since he works in private practice. However, he has seen other staff — particularly nurses — face such restrictions about sharing their faith with patients. “I do have chances to share with (my own) patients,” he continued. “I am aware of their beliefs. When a patient is in crisis, I ask if I can pray for them. In my 35 years, no one has said no, including agnostics and atheists.” While the novel’s theme is based on a true-life event, Dautremont noted it also focuses on past hurts, the wounds and scars people acquire through life, and how they deal with those. Despite these issues, he remarked that humans can always come to God for healing and God will accept us regardless of our status. Dautremont enjoyed the whole process of putting together his novel, including writing it and creating the situations, the characters, their personalities, and how they developed. “Occasionally the characters surprised me, which is fun,” he said, adding readers should buy this book since it is enjoyable and it has a good message of people healing from their hurts and scars.

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GOOD FOOD BOX – Hunger in Moose Jaw, contact Kathleen Dempkey 306.693.0754: Now accept debit and credit card payments. Money due Feb. 12th for food pick up on Feb. 25th/Money due March 4th for food pick up on March 10th/ Money due March 18th for food pick up on March 24th/Money due April 1st for food pick up on April 7th/Money due April 22nd for food pick up on April 28/Money due May 6th for food pick up on May 12th/ Money due May 20th for food pick up on May 26th/Money due June 3rd for food pick up on June 9th/Money due June 17th for food pick up on June 23rd. THE 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. MOOSE JAW KINSMEN CLUB SPORTS CELEBRITY BANQUET will be held on Saturday, February 1st at the Heritage Inn. Cocktails 5pm/Program 6pm/Dinner 6:30pm. Tickets $150. Please contact Moose Jaw Kinsmen Club to purchase tickets. 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. FAMILY LED CARE-INVOLVING FAMILY IN END OF LIFE CARE WORKSHOP Facilitated by SHPCA(Saskatchewan Hospice Palliative Care Association Workshop) will be held on February 4th with the WORKSHOP from 11:00-1:30; DEATH-CAFE-2pm at the Salvation Army Moose Jaw Community Church, 2 Wintergreen Dr; 12noon Lunch provided by Jones Parkview Funeral Services. Cost $5

to be paid at the door. Please RSVP by Feb. 1 to info@saskpalliativecare.org. Speakers: Carla Mitchell-Medical Social Worker-Carla will discuss the services available and how to advocate for your options as well as provide some great resources for this stage of life./ Sandy Mahon, Registrar, Funeral and Cremation Services of Saskatchewan. Sandy will provide information on Family led death care in conjunction with Funeral Homes and will share the legalities, Family rights and Funeral options in Saskatchewan. 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. KJ QUILTERS AND MINTO HUGS PRESENT CABIN FEVER QUILT SHOW will be held on 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. 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. HERITAGE DAY at the WDM on Saturday, February 8th from 1-4pm. In partnership with local community groups, join in to celebrate the heritage of our country, province and city. This familyfriendly event features Canadian short films, activities, crafts, heritage demonstrations



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3:00 pm – Open to the public -- Everyone welcome FOOT CARE CLINIC for Legion Members – February 26th - please call for an appointment VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!! We have 3 positions available on our Executive Committee: Entertainment, Projects & Membership. Volunteers are also required throughout the year to help with these and other committees. Please consider donating your time – as much or as little as you like. 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 mjsenior@sasktel.net 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 COSMO SENIORS’ CENTRE, 235 Third Ave. N.E. For more information call (306) 692-6072. TOPS WED. JAN. 22 & 29- 8:30am COSMO FLOOR SHUFFLEBOARD WED. JAN. 29-1pm. Cost $2pp includes prizes LIBERTE DANCE WED. 29-5:30pm/ TUES. JAN. 28 - 5:30pm COSMO LINE DANCE WITH DONNA THURS. JAN. 30 - 10am. Cost $3pp SCRABBLE FRI. 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 SWING INTO SPRING CRAFT & TRADE FAIR that will be held on Saturday, April 4th from 10am-3pm. Free Admission/Lunch Available. If you would like to rent a table, please call Doreen Bye @306.692.2118. 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.


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When a business deal between Wayne Kenith Ransom and his customer turned sour, the customer began harassing Ransom online by criticizing the products he was selling through social media. Frustrated with the badgering, Ransom made threatening comments of his own toward the former customer. It was these threats that landed the Moose Jaw native in trouble with the law and an appearance before a judge. During a recent appearance in Moose Jaw provincial court, Ransom, 45, pleaded guilty to uttering threats and possessing property obtained by crime. For each offence, he received a conditional sentence order (CSO) — similar to house arrest — of six months that will be served at the same time. As part of his conditions he will have to keep the peace and be of good behaviour, report to a probation supervisor, obey a daily curfew of 12:30 a.m. to 6 a.m., not consume or possess alcohol or drugs or

visit any place that sells such products, have no contact with the people involved in his offences, or be anywhere near the two persons. The Crown stayed three other charges against Ransom. Moose Jaw police responded to a situation on July 9, 2019 around 6:54 p.m., where a dispute was occurring between Ransom and another man, explained Crown prosecutor Stephen Yusuff. Ransom was said to be extremely agitated and said he would “slaughter” the man due to the negative posts the latter made on Facebook about merchandise for sale. “Mr. Ransom stated that he was not threatening to kill (the man), but was promising to do so,” said Yusuff. Ransom told Judge Brian Henrickson that he agreed with the facts. However, he said he did not use the word kill when he threatened the man, but actually said “destroy.” The former customer kept coming around and creating grief with

regular arguments, so Ransom said one day he got out of his truck and argued back at the man. He also phoned the police since he wasn’t interested in fighting the man. “I was mad and said some stuff I shouldn’t have, but it was all out of frustration and anger,” he added. When asked about the relationship between himself and the former customer, Ransom explained he met the man through a friend and had sold him an item based on payments. However, when the man did not pay, Ransom called out the man for his delinquent payments, which the customer denied. The situation escalated from there, continued Ransom. He sells items on Facebook, so the former customer began making negative and untrue comments about the products being sold, while also encouraging other people to harass Ransom with negative comments about the merchandise.

Besides the charge of uttering threats, Ransom also pleaded guilty to possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000. Yusuff explained that on May 20, 2019, three officers were dispatched to the Village of Caron about a call over thefts from Eman Transport and Trucking. When officers arrived, they found Ransom and another man in possession of stolen batteries, two jerry cans and tiedown straps. Yusuff suggested that an appropriate sentence would be a six-month conditional sentence order (CSO) to be served in the community. He noted that is a lenient outcome considering Ransom has a lengthy criminal record related to property thefts. “He could go to jail if he does not take this seriously,” said Yusuff. Judge Hendrickson agreed with the sentence, saying it was appropriate for this situation.

Attempt to obstructJasonpolice officer backfires on woman G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express An attempt to obstruct a peace officer by claiming to be the driver of a vehicle — when it was actually an intoxicated friend — ended up backfiring on Kendra Myers. Myers, 20, originally from North Battleford but now living in Moose Jaw, was in Moose Jaw provincial court recently, where she pleaded guilty to obstructing a peace officer and received six months of probation, along with 20 hours of community service. 1224 Gordon Rd

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