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Wakamow Valley hosting tons of winter fun for Winterfest 2020 Larissa Kurz - Moose Jaw Express



The Wakamow Valley Authority is inviting everyone down to the valley on Feb. 15 to discover just how much there is to do even when the park is covered in snow. Winterfest 2020 will take place in Kiwanis River Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a multitude of winter activities free to enjoy for anyone who comes down. “It’s something that we’ve been doing for a number of years, just to try to get people outside and enjoying the winter,” said Todd Johnson, Wakamow Valley Authority general manager. “We’re trying to make it a four-season park and get people to, at least for one day a year, get out and enjoy the outdoors.” Winterfest will have axe-throwing return again this year, courtesy of Little Chicago

Entertainment, as well as horse-drawn wagon rides from the Prairie Percherons team — which were a big hit back in January. For those looking to test their lumberjack strength, there will be a tree-tossing spot — to discover just who can throw a Christmas tree the farthest, for bragging rights. The valley authority will also have snowshoes available to try, as well as their disc golf equipment for the popular disc golf course. The many trails through the valley are also kept clear in the winter, for those looking for a scenic walk. The skating oval will be open for those who want to lace up, as will the changing rooms near the oval. There will be crafts indoors for the kids, and various games throughout the day.

A bonfire will be lit, perfect for both warming up and roasting marshmallows, and there will also be a concession full of treats available to purchase. “It’s just a great family event and it’s all in the park,” said Johnson. “Come over and have a good time, enjoy yourself and, spend the day with your kids.” Winterfest is entirely free to attend, although donations are always welcome to help the Authority continue hosting public events. Those interested in attending are reminded that the majority of activities will be taking place outdoors, so be sure to dress for the weather.

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Getting wetland conservation right will help solve many issues Commentary by Dan Kraus

World Wetlands Day is annually noted on February 2nd. It is on the need to conserve more wetlands to protect our communities against the impacts of climate change and protect water and wildlife. Nature Conservancy of Canada senior conservation biologist Dan Kraus points out while burning forests in Brazil and Australia rightfully capture the headlines, our planet’s wetlands have been lost at a rate three times faster than forests. In southern parts of Canada, we have lost over 80 per cent of our original wetlands. Earlier this winter I watched as a record amount of January rain filled the swamp at the back of our property. With the ground still locked in a hard freeze, there weren’t a lot of places to hold this deluge. This swamp was doing what swamps and other wetlands were quietly doing: holding billions of litres of water that would otherwise swell rivers and streams and flood the places where we live. Wetlands, like my swamp, play an unsung role in water management. They are our water towers, flood-control reservoirs and filtration plants. They are the green sponges that hold water when we have too much and slowly release it into our streams and aquifers when we need it the most. But wetlands are much more than an ally in water management; they are critical for stopping our current crisis of wildlife extinction. Marshes, swamps, fens, floodplains and bogs provide habitat for hundreds of Canada’s species at risk. Some species, like swamp rose mallow and western painted turtle, cannot be separated from their wetland habitat. Lose the wetland and we lose the species. Future generations will look back at the 20th century as a period of the most extraordinary change to the ecology of our planet. Levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reached record levels, most of our large intact forested landscapes disappeared, up to one million species became threatened with extinction and we lost well over half of

the world’s wetlands. And while burning forests in Brazil and Australia rightfully capture the headlines, our planet’s wetlands have been lost at a rate three times faster than forests. In Canada’s North, we still have some of the largest and most important wetlands left on the planet, a wetland wilderness that provides habitat for species like caribou and holds more carbon than any other ecosystem. Keeping this carbon under lock and key is one of the greatest gifts Canada can give the world as we start to work toward re-stabilizing our climate. In Canada’s South there are places where we have lost over 80 per cent of the original wetlands, along with the flood protection, habitat and carbon storage they once provided. There are still important wetlands — from salt marshes in the Maritimes to Great Lakes coastal wetlands to prairie potholes — but to save these, we need to act fast. As with many planetary challenges facing us today, we

generally know what to do, but poke at the problem when a collective push is needed. We need to ensure that in Canada’s new pledge to protect 30 per cent of our lands and inland waters by 2030 that important wetlands are conserved. In many places, we have an opportunity to even reverse the loss of wetlands. On Pelee Island in Ontario and the Campbell River estuary in British Columbia we are slowly restoring key areas. We can build on this success by supporting the efforts of organizations like the Nature Conservancy of Canada and leveraging funding from the Natural Heritage Conservation Program and North American Wetland Conservation Act. If we get wetland conservation right, we move toward solving many other issues. They protect biodiversity, help communities adapt to a changing climate and they are an essential part of our Canadian landscape. (Dan Kraus is senior conservation biologist with the Nature Conservancy of Canada.)

Provincial government creates committee for future pipeline projects Larissa Kurz - Moose Jaw Express

The Saskatchewan government has announced the establishment of a cabinet committee to look into potential pipeline projects for the province. The Pipeline Projects Assessment Committee (PPAC) will assess the viability of projects in Saskatchewan and determine where possible government involvement in the process may be necessary. This could include investing, stimulating, or other forms of advancement for such projects. “Our government recognizes the necessity of further developing pipeline infrastructure to help our energy prod-

ucts reach global markets,” said Premier Scott Moe. “I am pleased to announce this cabinet committee to assess the viability of pipeline project proposals in Saskatchewan and the opportunity for our government to invest or support future pipeline projects.” On the PPAC will be several cabinet ministers, including Minister of Finance Donna Harpauer, Minister of Trade and Export Development Jeremy Harrison, Minister of Energy and Resources Bronwyn Eyre, and Minister of Environment Dustin Duncan. The committee is the result of proposals from businesses,


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MLA’s Column

Warren Michelson

Moose Jaw North Warren Michelson, MLA

Love Your Family

I have great admiration for Winston Churchill and many of his expressions. His quotation regarding family may be one of his most renowned: “There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues… are created, strengthened and maintained.” – Winston Churchill Saskatchewan will celebrate Family Day next Monday. Like Winston Churchill, I am firmly convinced of the importance of family in our society. I was fortunate to grow up in a strong, loving home with extended family nearby. Debbie and I lived in a number of communities as we raised our children and appreciated the support of our church and the schools our children attended and

the gracious neighbours in these communities. Now we take an active role in the lives of our grandchildren as well; spending time with them, attending hockey games, school functions and occasional weekend sleepovers. As rewarding as these family experiences can be, raising a family is not without challenges. Those challenges may change from generation to generation, but families have always been stronger when they have good supports. Our government also realizes the importance of family and continues to provide family support programs. The 2017-20 bilateral agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of Saskatchewan helps to ensure that Saskatchewan children get the best start in life. The agreement allocates just over $41 million, over three years, for early learning and childcare investments. A new Family Resource Centre will be opening in Moose Jaw later this spring. The Centre is one of seven announced for communities across the province this past year, bringing the total number of provincially supported Family Resource Centres to 10. Family Resource Centres offer prevention-oriented programming for parents and young children, providing families with no-cost, positive early learning experiences and opportunities to improve parenting skills. Since 2007, the Saskatchewan government has allocated funding for 7,116 new licensed childcare spaces. To further increase availability and provide parents with more

Local funeral home offers another option for grieving families Ron Walter - Moose Jaw Express

The common faith-based funeral service is no longer as common as it once was. “More and more people have a very tentative connection to faith of any kind and more and more people are secular,” says Dave Foley of Moose Jaw Funeral Home “More and more people don’t want God in their service.” He said some don’t want a service with a sermon. “While that is up to the family, I still have a problem with preaching a sermon at a funeral. I want to make it clear I’m not criticizing the work pastors do” but this is a social trend. Foley, a former Salvation Army pastor and former social worker ended his career with nearly two decades as manager of the Moose Jaw Housing Authority. While he was still with the housing authority he started as a casual attendant with the Moose Jaw Funeral Home “and just sort of slid into being the (funeral) celebrant.” Although he’s conducted over 200 funerals since 2014 as a pastor, Foley was interested when he learned about training for funeral celebrants by the Insight Institute. Recognizing a trend to less faith-connected services, the institute has trained more than 3,800 funeral celebrants.

Foley took the training at a Kitchener, Ont. class with mostly funeral attendants or funeral directors. That service of a celebrant was added to the Moose Jaw Funeral Home options. “We offer this option when people are wanting to arrange a funeral if they don’t have a pastor or someone absolutely close to them they trust. “Until the celebrant training, I was presented as someone who was ordained. I have no problem if people are not involved in churches.” Now he is certified —one of five in Saskatchewan — as a funeral celebrant. The service procedure once so common has been altered so “you create the service based on what the family wants. One of the greatest things about the instruction was how to make the service truly reflect the person. “I think it’s absolutely necessary for me to sit down with the family and engage in conversation so that I have confidence that I actually know the person.” He will sit down with several generations of the family and talk about the deceased for hours “so that I can build a picture of the person that allows us to recognize all that we need to recognize without me being a preacher.” Some families want no service at the request of the deceased. “If there is an opportunity to talk to them about that I have to remind them the funeral service is not for the person who died. It’s primarily for those of us who are left. It helps us to get some closure. “For most of us some kind of ceremony, simple as it might be, helps us to bring this to a conclusion.” The celebrant training involved non-traditional groups such as Sihks and Muslims. Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@sasktel.net

options, the Government of Saskatchewan is encouraging residents to consider operating a licensed childcare business in their own home. Supports such as training and workshops, and grant money to help with start-up and food costs, are available to caregivers establishing a licensed home-based childcare business. There are many opportunities around Moose Jaw to do something special to celebrate Family Day. The library will have special Family Fun activities and the Kinsmen Sportsplex pool will have extended hours all week. YARA Centre has free family turf drop-in from noon to 3:00 pm. Wakamow Valley trails are beautiful in all seasons. On February 15, Wakamow Valley will be hosting Winterfest, with wagon rides, crafts and all sorts of family fun. The Scotties Curling Championship will be going on. Our provincial parks provide a lot of winter fun, including free fishing weekend and special winter activities at Buffalo Pound this Saturday afternoon. I believe investing in our families makes our community more vibrant; and the world a better place. In the wise words of Mother Teresa, “What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.” The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.


Wednesday, March 18 • 7:30 pm Mae Wilson Theatre 217 Main St. N, Moose Jaw, SK Tickets at: Mae Wilson Box Office 217 Main St. N, Moose Jaw, SK • 306-693-4700 Online: www.moosejawculture.ca $49 Tuesday, March 17 • 7:30 pm Regina Performing Arts Centre Tickets at: www.reginapac.com/buy-tickets.html or by Phone: 306-779-2277

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Will you be my Valentine? Love is universal and has no borders, but when Valentine’s Day comes around every year on February 14th, there are many that feel they don’t fit into the stereotypical role of ‘being in love’ and therefore this day to celebrate love is not for them. From my perspective, I would like to share some thoughts in Joan Ritchie regard. EDITOR Love is an inherent emotion that is present in all of humanity; we know not when or why it comes but it is evident, it has been present since the beginning of time and is much bigger than any one of us. It manifests in feelings and behaviours but there are very few that believe “love” is not worthwhile. If not to celebrate your love for another, celebrate love itself! It is the foundation that humanity was built on, relationships and families are built on and is a testament to the enduring quality that goes beyond the natural. It is also something individuals need to do for themselves, for if you don’t love yourself, it is hard to love another because the destructive thoughts we have about ourselves sometimes manifest in relationships. The ancient Greeks used seven words to define the different states of love we can experience: • Storage: natural affection • Philia: friendship • Eros: sexual and erotica • Agape: unconditional, divine love • Ludus: flirting • Pragma: committed, married love • Philautia: self love Here are a few poignant thoughts regarding love: “Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.” — James Baldwin “Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey.” — Lord Byron “It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.” — Eleanor Roosevelt “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” — Maya Angelou And in the manner of love, celebrate love, love for yourself, love for your sweetheart, love for your fellow man and appreciate this gift that has been freely bestowed on and in mere man. 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.

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February 2020

Providing Saskatchewan students with the best education possible is a priority of our government, and our provincial budget reflects this priority. Last year we introduced the largest education budget in Saskatchewan’s history, which includes the largest-ever operating grant for school divisions. Budget 2019-20 invested $1.9 billion for our schools, teachers and student supports. Your Saskatchewan Party government has increased K-12 operating funding by 34 per cent compared to enrolment growth of 13 per cent. We’ve also added more than 1,100 teachers and support staff as well as 46 brand-new or replacement schools. The months ahead will be exciting for our local school divisions in Moose Jaw as planning continues for a new jointuse school. The facility, which will be built on South Hill, was announced as part of this year’s provincial budget. Once complete, it will serve as a replacement for Empire, Westmount, St. Mary and Sacred Heart Schools. Both Prairie South and Holy Trinity School Divisions are committed to continue updating and consulting with parents and stakeholders through all phases of this exciting project for our community. You can visit their websites for updates. A committee of education stakeholders, parents and business professionals is going to be meeting to develop recommendations on future development of curriculum and

high school graduation requirements in Saskatchewan. The committee includes representatives from teachers, school divisions, parents, post-secondary institutions, chambers of commerce, the workforce, and the Ministry of Education. It is important that we hear from Saskatchewan parents, educators, post-secondary institutions and the business community about what students need to learn in the classroom in order to be successful. By keeping our curriculum up to date, we’re ensuring that our children will be wellequipped to succeed in their future. Our province will continue to undertake the most aggressive youth retention plan in Canada, while exploring new incentives to keep life affordable for young people and create more opportunities for them to realize their future right here at home. With Saskatchewan’s Graduate Retention Program, post-secondary grads who remain and work in Saskatchewan after graduation are eligible for up to $20,000 in tax credits. To date, nearly 71,000 young people have claimed this tax credit. Our government will continue look at ways to retain more young people. As part of Saskatchewan’s Growth Plan for The Next Decade of Growth, we will focus on the development, retention and attraction of highly skilled and entrepreneurial talent. Over the next decade Saskatchewan will develop: An agile and integrated education and training system that is responsive to the economic opportunities for businesses and prepares people for careers in Saskatchewan. People with the skills experience and pathways to realize their potential and build their careers in Saskatchewan. Workplaces that help develop the potential of a diverse population that requires labour market supports to succeed. To learn more about Saskatchewan’s Growth Plan for The Next Decade, I encourage you to visit saskgrowthplan.ca. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.

Five Central students to attend mock U.N. meeting in Winnipeg Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

A group of Central Collegiate students will take part in a national conference this spring that simulates the United Nations and how that organization functions. The Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA) takes place in Winnipeg from April 30 to May 3, with the Rotary Club of Winnipeg hosting the event. High school students from across Canada will take on global citizenship issues, with each delegation given the opportunity to speak at the opening plenary on the theme “Addressing Instability: Democracy, Migration and Climate Change.” Each school will also play the part of one of 195 countries worldwide. The board of education for Prairie South School Division received the travel application from Central Collegiate during the February board meeting. Trustees unanimously approved the application.

The facts about flax are indisputable by Dr. Steven Heidinger, Moose Jaw Chiropractor I was recently blessed with a gift from a patient of mine. It wasn’t flowers, candy or a gift-card. It wasn’t even a dozen golf balls. Working in the agriculture industry, this person was kind enough to give me multiple pounds of roasted flaxseed. While I have used flax products many times in the past, I had gotten away from using it and this gift reminded me of the important health benefits of something produced in the Land of Living Skies and available in every grocery and health food store. Flaxseed has been categorized as a “functional food”. Functional foods are foods that have the potential to have positive health effects beyond basic nutrition, may promote optimal health and have a potential role in disease prevention. With what is known about the positives of flaxseed, it most definitely falls into the functional food category. When I think about flaxseed, I immediately think about two things, fibre and Omega-3 oils. Of all the oilseeds,

Five students from Lisa Veer’s ELA 10 to 12 and Social Sciences/History 10 to 30 classes will travel to Winnipeg for the conference. Some of the learning outcomes they will be expected to demonstrate include presenting and expressing a range of ideas and information in formal and informal situations for different audiences and purposes. Before the trip, the students must conduct preparation work on the country they have been assigned. Regular meetings will take place ahead of the conference. Once they return, the students will have to put together a reflection on their experience and present it to the Rotary Club of Moose Jaw, which is partially funding the trip. The anticipated budget for the trip includes $1,475 for registration, $223 for a van, $450 for a substitute teacher, and money for mileage. The next PSSD board meeting is March 3. flaxseed has the highest amount of linolenic acid. Linolenic acid has been shown to be beneficial for those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, diabetes and inflammatory bowel disease. Flaxseed oil has been claimed as having a role in tumour prevention and prevention of coronary heart disease. As far as fibre goes, flax is a good source of both soluble and insoluble fibre. The fibre in flaxseed has been shown to have a role in lowering blood glucose. The functionality of flaxseed is extended into its high protein content, low carbohydrate content, its multiple minerals such as phosphorus, magnesium and calcium, and multiple phytochemicals. Flax can be a relatively easy product to get into your diet. Many people bake with flax (cookies, muffins, breads, pancakes, etc.). I like to sprinkle mine on salads and put the oil in smoothies. I especially like adding a tablespoon of ground flax to yoghurt. Studies are showing that when flax is added to yoghurt, it enhances the probiotic capabilities of the yoghurt. These are just a few of the facts behind flax. Help your yourself and your local Saskatchewan farmer…get the flax. 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 nearly doubles number of shoeboxes donated to Operation Christmas Child By Moose Jaw Express Staff

Moose Jaw residents opened their hearts this past December to help less fortunate children throughout the world have a joyous holiday as part of Operation Christmas Child’s shoebox campaign. Canadians lovingly packed 490,471 shoeboxes with toys, hygiene products, school supplies and other items during the 2019 campaign that recently ended. People in Saskatchewan packed 25,591 shoeboxes, while in Moose Jaw 2,849 boxes were packed; this is an increase of nearly 50 per cent over last year when 1,902 shoeboxes were donated. Distribution of the shoeboxes in the developing world has already begun. During the next few weeks, children in Central America and western Africa will be receiving shoeboxes packed by caring Canadians, according to a news release. The 490,471 boxes donated in 2019 — including 12,098 packed online at PackaBox.ca — were part of a worldwide total of 10,569,405 collected in Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Spain, Finland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Australia, and New Zealand. “We are extremely thankful to Canadians, many of whom are unemployed or facing significant economic uncertainty, for their generosity in continuing to support this vital program year after year,” said Randy Crosson, director of Operation Christmas Child Canada. “Each shoebox that someone fills is an opportunity to

show hurting children that they are loved by God and by us, and the gifts Canadians have provided will once again bless children—many of whom have never before received a present.” Where it is culturally appropriate, all children who receive a shoebox are invited to attend The Greatest Journey, Samaritan’s Purse’s 12-lesson evangelism and discipleship program. Since 2010, more than nine million children have decided to become Christians through The Greatest Journey. Year-round option Thousands of Canadians take advantage of Operation Christmas Child’s internet option that enables them to pack shoeboxes all year round at Children in Senegal excitedly open the gift-filled shoeboxes they received PackaBox.ca. Canadians can choose as part of Operation Christmas Child. Photo supplied shoebox gift items while also uploadPurse Canada, a Christian relief and development orgaing personal notes and photos. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has collected and nization that takes its name from Jesus Christ’s biblical hand-delivered more than 177 million gift-filled shoebox- story of the Good Samaritan. Besides Operation Christes to children in over 130 countries hurt by war, poverty, mas Child, the organization’s initiatives include providing safe water, vocational skills, and agricultural supplies natural disaster, disease, and famine. and training to families in the developing world. Samaritan’s Purse Canada Operation Christmas Child is a program of Samaritan’s Visit SamaritansPurse.ca for more information.

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Youth songwriting camp connecting student musicians with Sask. songwriters Larissa Kurz - Moose Jaw Express

A unique retreat meant to inspire young songwriters with nature is now open for registration from youths all across Saskatchewan, and it’s featuring a handful of local songwriting mentors from here on the prairies. The Songwriting 4 Nature youth camp is a program organized by the Royal Saskatchewan Museum in Regina, meant to gather young songwriters together to learn from each other and find inspiration in the nature around them. The retreat will take a group of songwriters to Last Mountain Lake Regional Park from May 28-31, for a weekend of camping and activities to further their songwriting skills. The students will have a chance to learn from prairie songwriters about the writing process and spend time with a group of people interested in music like themselves. This year’s retreat will feature Juno nominee Megan Nash, Proudly Saskatchewan Showcase winner Kara Golemba, and Prairie Dog Best of award winner Ryan Hicks as songwriting mentors. Alongside workshops and writing sessions, the group will also take part in things like hiking, yoga, group writing opportunities, and more to build connections with both the surrounding landscape and each other. While working on their own songwriting, the group will also work on a song together over the weekend. Glenn Sutter, the program organizer from the RSM as well as a folk-rock musician himself, is hoping to see the young musicians discover a sense of inspiration from the weekend. “The idea is that it’s a chance for students who are interested in music and nature to bring those interests together and create music,” said Sutter. “You get to rub shoulders with active songwriters in Saskatchewan, [and] it’s a chance to really gain some insight directly from people who are doing this kind of artistic work.” Attendees are encouraged to bring along things they’ve already written, like lyrics or poems, as well as their own guitar if they’d like, although there will be instruments provided. There is no minimum requirement for musical skills, as the retreat is focusing on fostering creativity, invoking a

sense of inspiration from nature, and making connections between youth with similar interests. “You don’t have to be a really strong musician, you need just to be creative and interested in and have a little bit of

“[We hope to inspire] a sense of inspiration and a deeper appreciation for nature as a source of inspiration,” said Sutter. “I think they’ll come away with improved skills and a whole raft of insights about how they can take an idea and

Youth songwriting retreat: The youth retreat was last held in 2015, and was an inspiring weekend for many young songwriters from around the province. (supplied) music understanding to get something out of it”, said Sutter. The youths will also have an opportunity to record an individual demo of their own if they choose, which can be included in the RSM’s “Nature Inspires” exhibit at the museum. They can also choose to perform in the Songs for Nature Showcase at the museum on June 10. The youth camp was first held back in 2015, and Sutter felt that it was time to bring the youth program back this year. The RSM has held adult songwriting retreats each year, and the youth retreat is a welcome addition.

pursue it, form it into something.” Students from grades 9-12 are eligible to register for the retreat, and there will be a limit of 15 attendees. Registration is now open and can be done online through the Royal Saskatchewan Museum website. The weekend cost is $80 per person until March 20, after which registration increases to $115 per person. More information about past songwriting retreats from the Royal Saskatchewan Museum is also available on www. songs4nature.ca.

One-day writing conference from Festival of Words focused on emerging writers Larissa Kurz - Moose Jaw Express

Emerging writers of all genres will have a unique opportunity to explore genre-writing and the indie publishing scene with the return of the one-day writing workshop organized by the Festival of Words here in Moose Jaw. LitCon 2020 will return on March 21 after a year of absence, with a day full of intriguing workshops and networking opportunities for both new and self-published writers. “It’s a little bit of everything that you might want to know about genre writing and there’s a chance for networking, a chance for growing your own craft,” said Amanda Farnel, operations co-ordinator at the Festival of Words. The workshops on the calendar this year cover all kinds of writing, and the Festival of Words team has selected speakers who know each genre in and out. Novelist Suzy Krause with open the day with a session on plotting and organizing a work-in-progress using the word-processing program Scrivener, a popular management tool for writers. There will also be a chance to hear from Harlequinn author Donna Gartshore on how to use the genre formula when writing romance while also retaining a personal voice, as well as how to write strong dialogue in children’s books with Alison Lohans. André Harden will talk about the beauty of suspense in the horror or thriller genre and how to use scenes to create tension in a sequence. Former Moose Jaw Police Service member and security consultant Kim Calfas will also be offering a session talking

The authors and publishers hosting sessions at this year’s LitCon 2020, top L-R: Heather Nickel, André Harden, Alison Lohans; bottom L-R: Suzy Krause, Donna Gartshore, Kim Calfas. (supplied) about how to include realistic police work in the crime genre, answering questions about what’s realistic and what is not. The conference will also offer a slush pile reading session with editors Heather Nickel from Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing in Regina, André Harden and Melanie McFarlane. Authors can submit a page of work, anonymously, which will be read at the session and critiqued by the panel of editors.

“You’re able to get the feedback without the anxiousness of getting the feedback personally, so it’s more anonymous and everyone’s able to more freely say what they want,” said Farnel. Authors can also apply to have copies of their published works available for sale and make some contact with publishers — attendees can submit a pitch to be reviewed by one of the editors for a pitch session and receive some publisher feedback. It’s a unique opportunity for most independent writers and self-publishers, said Farnel, which is why the Festival hosts the conference in addition to the annual summer festival. “I think this really focuses on the independent or self-publishers that don’t really get a feature in the main festival,” said Farnel. “They really are able to get a chance to shine and feel like they are supported in our community.” Registration for LitCon 2020 is already open, with a full schedule and registration details online at the Festival of Words website. Farnel hopes to see writers attend the conference and emerge with some more knowledge about their genre, their pitching skills, and their futures with publishing. “This is really about bringing everyone together and it’s about networking and working together,” said Farnel. “It’s also a way to bring other people’s writing that are from Moose Jaw or from Saskatchewan, that you might not know of because they’re not with a major publisher.”

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Tires on the pickup crunched the snow as Ernst Weltmann drove into the hamlet, stopping at the old weather-beaten hotel – the only real business left in what was once a bustling town. The stooped, bow-legged aging rancher opened the door into the dark pub and greeted the owner “Hey Laddy Lee, how you

doing?” “Couldn’t be better.” “Looks a little slow,” remarked Ernst glancing at the empty bar and tables. “Been thinking of a poker night to liven things up.” “You’d be up against that hall east of here. They have one a week,” Ernst sat at a table. “Bet they miss old Jim. He won lotsa pots. You know from the time he was eight, he never asked his old man for money. Always won it off the ranch hands in the bunk house. “Old Jim was quite the guy. He was 13 when he got into ranching. Leased a herd of sheep for the summer, herded them in the hills, never looked back. “Played poker south of the line too. In the fall he

rounded up all the stray cattle that drifted south and brung back what drifted south. Before he come back he’d play poker in Glasgow for a week. “Married a girl from the Sitting Bull stock you know. He was always talking about her. Used to tell us about the time she was in hospital in Gravelbourg “Some of them French women didn’t figure an Indian should be in same room and they talked in French about it. They sure shut up when she bust out in French an’ gave them a piece of her mind. “Old Jim was quite the guy. Moved to Moose Jaw at his niece’s place an’ played blackjack at the casino ’til his eyes went.” “Laddy, got any of that Captain Morgan’s spiced rum?” “Sure do. You can’t drink from the bottle though.” “Give me the whole bottle. Will $50 cover it?” “Nope.” “How about $100?” “Okay.” Laddy Lee was thirsty too, grabbed a bottle of Corona beer and took the top off. “No, No, No, Don’t drink that. It’s poison,” he was interrupted. “Poison? Whadya mean?” “Ain’t that the stuff with the virus in China? “No it’s not. That corona virus is a real bad kind of flu. Got nuthin’ to do with beer.”

“Oh.” The television was on with volume turned down. The tube pictured U.S. president Donald Trump. “What do you think of this impeachment stuff?” asked Ernst, then answering his own question said, “I think they deserve him, liar that he is. Him and the Putin from Russia are too buddy buddy.” “Got some cross-country skiers coming from the park in a while. Better get the steak pit ready,” said Laddy Lee. “Actually rented some rooms out.” “That park sure never lived up to the promise,” Ernst took a swig from the rum bottle. “Was supposed to bring in 20,000 people a year. What do they get, maybe 4,000?” “At least they’re lettin’ some cattle in keepin’ the grass down so’s there’s no trash for fires.” The sun had receded, casting some darkness on the lone bar window. “Better get a move on.” Ernst grabbed the rum bottle. “Last thing I need is hittin’ a deer on the road in the dark.” 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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The use of glyphosate on crops took EXPRESS it on the chin last month when cereal giant Kellogg’s announced a phasing out the use of grains where the chemical was used. Glyphosate, commonly known by the trade name Roundup, is widely used as a pre-harvest spray to ensure the grains are all ripe for combining. The $13.5 billion company announced plans to phase out glyphosate in major markets, including Canada and the United States by 2025. “Kellogg does not own or operate farms, and we have been engaging with our suppliers about pesticide use, including desiccation with glyphosate, in our ingredient supply chains since before 2017,” Kellogg said. “We know that some consumers have questions about the use of the herbicide glyphosate as a drying agent a few weeks before harvest, particularly with wheat and oats. This practice is done by some farmers in certain circumstances — like harvesting the crop more quickly if weather is challenging. “Although this practice is not widespread in our wheat and oat supply chains, we are working with our suppliers to phase out using glyphosate as pre-harvest drying agent in our wheat and oat supply chain in our major markets, including the U.S., by the end of 2025.” The company is working with farmers to invest in programs to develop conservation practices and best pest management. Tabbed by the World Health Organization cancer research units in 2017 as a possible cancer causing chemical, glyphosate has become controversial. Numerous lawsuits have been filed alleging cancer was caused by the chemical. Settlement of lawsuits may cost Bayer $8 billion to $10 billion. Farmers in the U.S. spray 250 million pounds a year of glyphosate on crops.


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2020 food trends challenge farmers processors retailers Ron Walter - Moose Jaw Express

Farmers, food processors and food retailers face a need to get on board with 2020 food trends illustrated by Nourish Me food trends survey. The Toronto-based food marketer finds cultural shifts impacting the food industry. Number one consumer priority is Unpackage Me, a trend to reduce single use plastics packaging. Ninety-four per cent of Canadians want reduced use of plastic packaging. Seventy-one per cent support banning them and 56 per cent are already shopping for food without plastic packaging. This issue raises challenges for the food industry, from maintaining safety when consumers bring their own containers to how to brand foods when consumers use their own bags to developing reusable food packages as Haagen-Das ice cream did. Another trend, Save Me, revolves around choosing foods based on carbon footprint and lower environmental impact. This trend challenges agriculture to tell its story more widely. Food producers, rightly or wrongly, have been labelled as large emitters, especially beef producers. A new definition of Real Food includes the growing

plant-based meat and dairy industry. That new industry faces controversy from having highly processed food products, which aren’t as healthy as less processed food. Eating local food with increased local food use by restaurants and institutions as well as consumers offers farmers an opportunity to market locally. In Ontario public institutions have increased servings of local food between 124 per cent and 602 per cent depending on the category. Competing with online food purchases and food delivery will prompt some food retailers to offer beverages and meals in the store. One 23,000 square foot store in Toronto has made the conversion. One store banner has taken out paper products that are easily bought online. A trend to less alcohol but more artisanal drinks is bolstered by legal cannabis use and promise of low-calorie cannabis infused drinks. Consumers do want to know more about farming practices, giving farmers an opportunity to engage them and dispel myths. Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@sasktel.net

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A series of shootings of cattle on the range last year has encouraged cattle producers to take action. EXPRESS The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association, teamed up with SaskTIP and the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation, to offer a $10,000 reward for any information that leads to a conviction of the shooter. Along with cattle one horse was shot. The association suspects the same shooter for all the incidents. “This person is not a hunter,” said Chad McPherson, SSGA general manager. “They are a criminal and we are looking for information that will lead to their conviction.” Anyone with information about these shootings is asked to call 1-306-216-8294. Callers can remain anonymous.



Balcony on basement room a puzzling amenity

Despite the new snow on the ground, there are at least two indications that it is not too late to start planning for the spring and summer vacation travels. Fact one: On Feb. 1, the warmest day of winter so far, the tulips on the south side of our house popped up and out Joyce Walter of the ground, suggesting that For Moose Jaw Express regardless of what the rodents said, spring is here. ronjoy@sasktel.net The two clumps of growth took us by surprise, this being the earliest the bulbs have ever abandoned their bulb hibernation. Previous appearances have come in late February and early to mid-March, but never before on the first day of the second month. With no snow at that time with which to cover them and no other gardening material available to stunt their growth, we decided to let Mother Nature decide the proper time for their rebirth. So it was that four days later, Mom Nature decreed there would be snow, thus covering the sprouts and hopefully sending the message to go back to sleep for just a bit longer.

I do predict that the tulip crop on that side of the house will be less than stellar once again this year. Moving on to fact two: An internet vacation accommodation booking site we’ve used for previous holidays has been relentless in trying to encourage the travellers in residence to pick our hotels and motels and overnight housing right now, before we are shut out by vacationers who do not procrastinate. Out of curiosity, I spent an afternoon checking out possible holiday spots, looking at attractions and figuring out what it might cost to spend a night here and there, wherever the journey takes us. The most recent note from the accommodation site offered six Canadian locations, ranging in price from $32 to $65 per night, plus taxes and hotel fees. The low fees evoked a burst of laughter at the thought of what $32 a night might provide for the unsuspecting guest. My research focused on the $32 spot and it took some searching but I found it. It is a basement unit in the facility and it has a double bed, air conditioning, windows that open, free WiFi, a bath/shower combination, private bathroom with bathroom tissue provided. Guests also receive complimentary towels and muffins for breakfasts. There is an extra fee for sheets. No mention of pillows or blankets. But an intriguing selling point would have to be the balco-

ny on this basement room. Is the balcony reached via one of the windows that opens? Or is that open window how one escapes with the free bathroom roll? At least occupants don’t have to be afraid of heights to make use of the balcony. An odd amenity indeed. An even cheaper accommodation is available on an out-of-Canada trip to Lima where the rate for one person per night at a family-run hotel is $14 Canadian, plus fees. Guests will be housed in a dormitory-style room equipped with three sets of bunk beds, a bathroom down the hall, a bidet, some toilet paper, a calm host, a television with limited channels, a fried egg and toast breakfast and free WiFi. Sheets are extra — signalling a trend in economical accommodations. We might not get in on the cheap rooms this summer, but I’m holding out for a room where sheets are provided, and the breakfast option might include a scrambled egg instead of one that has been fried. Certain standards must be upheld. And I want the bottom bunk. Joyce Walter can be reached at ronjoy@sasktel.net The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.

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From The Kitchen

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The tiny booklet amid the well-used cookbooks doesn’t show much wear and tear. It proclaims treatments for all sorts of illnesses and is in fact, a come-on to purchase a book that will solve all the health ills in North America and beyond. This week’s recipes are fruit-based with headlines in the booklet that suggest they are tasty plus healthy.

extract and the remaining raspberries. Stir well to mix. Cover and let stand for at least 30 minutes to allow flavours to blend. Scoop the frozen yogurt into four dessert dishes. Stir the berry mixture and spoon over yogurt. Topping may be stored in refrigerator for 1-2 days.

••• Double Berry Sundae 1/2 pint raspberries 12 oz. container blueberries 2 tbsps. fresh orange juice 1 tbsp. honey 1 tsp. vanilla 1/4 tsp. almond extract 1 pint non-fat frozen vanilla yogurt Place half the raspberries in a medium glass bowl. Mash lightly with a fork. add the blueberries, orange juice, honey, vanilla, almond

••• Honey Marinated Grapefruit 4 ruby grapefruit 2 tbsps. honey 1 tbsp. minced fresh mint Grate about 1 tsp. of the rind from one grapefruit. Cut that grapefruit in half through the middle and squeeze out the juice. Set aside. Place the honey in a small microwave-safe dish. Microwave on medium power for 20-30 seconds or until warm. Add the grapefruit juice and grated rind and mix well.

1 tbsp. butter, cut into small pieces Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 12x8 inch baking dish with no-stick spray. Cut the apples in half length-wise. Remove the cores and stems and discard. Cut apples into thin slices. Place the apple slices and applesauce in the prepared dish. Toss to coat the apples evenly with the sauce. Spread out evenly in the dish. In a small bowl mix the oats, wheat germ, brown sugar and cinnamon. Drizzle with the oil. Add the butter. Mix with fingers to work the oil and butter into the dry ingredients. Sprinkle the oat mixture evenly over the apples. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the topping is golden and the apples are bubbling. Serve warm, with ice cream, if desired. Makes 6 servings.

Peel the remaining grapefruit with a sharp paring knife, cutting away most but not all of the white pith below the peel. Carefully separate the grapefruit into sections. Remove any seeds and pierce each section in 1 or 2 places with the tip of the knife so the marinade can permeate the grapefruit. Arrange the grapefruit sections on dessert places. Pour the honey mixture over the sections. Let stand for at least 15 minutes to let the flavours blend. Chill, if desired. Sprinkle with the mint before serving. Makes 4 servings. ••• Toasted Oat Apple Crumble 6 medium apples 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce 3/4 cup quick cooking rolled oats 3 tbsps. toasted wheat germ 3 tbsps. packed light brown sugar 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 1 tbsp. canola oil

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Alberta poet writes poem to honour warship after Moose Jaw Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

An Alberta poet has written a poem about HMCS Moose Jaw, the first warship in the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) to sink a German U-boat in the Second World War. Garth Ukrainetz, poet laureate of the Blackmud Creek in Edmonton, has written “HMCS Moose Jaw” to highlight its wartime exploits. The fact his father was also a big moose hunter who grew up in the moose capital of Hudson Bay, Sask., and had an extremely close encounter with a charging animal were also inspirations to write the poem about the mighty moose — both ship and animal.

HMCS Moose Jaw was one of 123 corvettes that served in the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War. It was also the first ship in the RCN to sink a German U-boat. Photo courtesy Wikipedia You can see Ukrainetz read his poem on YouTube under the title “HMCS Moose Jaw.” Canada produced more than 330 warships of various types during the war, including 123 corvettes, of which the Moose Jaw was one, he explained. The fact it was the first ship to sink a U-boat in the RCN was a badge of honour. The warship displayed the characteristics of a moose during its career, he continued. After being launched in April 1941, it rammed the rocks in the harbour of St. John’s, NFLD a couple of times while passing through; it even ran aground at one point. Its most moose-like characteristic was in how it sunk the German warship. Moose Jaw was training near Greenland on Sept. 10, 1941, when it received orders to proceed west to escort a convoy coming from Canada. A U-boat wolf pack was waiting for the convoy, so Moose Jaw happened to come upon the submarines from behind. Since most of the Canadian seaman were rookies, they were inexperienced in using the ship’s weapons. The four-inch deck cannon jammed, while the machine guns also seized up. The ship had to rely on its depth charges and on ramming. Through his research, Ukrainetz, 50, discovered Moose Jaw came up alongside U-501 and both cruised parallel to each other. Some German submariners actually jumped onto the ship since they thought both would collide. The Canadian corvette veered away before steering back and ramming into the sub, sinking it. The convoy would have been slaughtered if Moose Jaw and other ships didn’t show up, said Ukrainetz. Many lives were saved due to the bravery of the warship. By escorting the convoys to Britain from Canada, Moose Jaw was instrumental in ensuring the United Kingdom had the supplies to fight the Third Reich.

“I like to do a lot of research before I write (poems),” Ukrainetz explained. Besides information on the ship, he also learned more about moose, including that they are solitary animals and have antlers that help them hear better. Ukrainetz thought about writing the poem on Moose Jaw last year; once he began, it took him two weeks to complete. He brooded over his lyrics for three days to ensure everything was in place and the rhyme was perfect. “I change things to make it flow much better. That’s kind of typical of being a poet, is I think you got to be a bit obsessive with your lyrics,” he chuckled, “because words are quite important in poetry, especially in my type of poetry. It’s quite tight … and precise in terms of its metrics. So I have to ensure every word counts.” The poem turned out better than expected, Ukrainetz said. He was uncertain he could even write one about HMCS Moose Jaw since there wasn’t much information on it. Ukrainetz thinks residents of Moose Jaw will be thrilled with the poem, especially since many people probably don’t even know a warship was named after the community. Even people who grew up here have probably forgotten about it. The Alberta-based poet has written plenty of poetry over the years, but lately, he has focused on writing about Canadian warships from the Second World War. While some communities in Canada have been ambivalent about his efforts to honour a ship named after them, Ukrainetz remarked that people in Saskatchewan are interested in his work. “Saskatchewan people are proud of their ships,” he added.

Now the darkness of Hitler was spreading But Canada stood with the light The mightiest Moose in the world answered call With the Battle Atlantic to fight A vessel well built in Lake Huron 5 guns and 200 feet long And 90 brave men kept the ship on good course Through an ocean they did not belong The Moose helped protect merchant convoys They sailed with supplies, then returned To help Churchill fight back against Hitler While London and Liverpool burned The U-boats were always a worry With the sonar the boys listened close And Moose could smell danger when enemy near For the scent of the Nazi was gross Off south Greenland coast Moose discovered A wolf pack so quiet and still The guns were all jammed, so Moose charged and rammed It was Canada’s first U-boat kill In rough ocean spray, men were sea sick All the food in the mess deck was slop The swaying of hammocks rocked sailors to sleep From the bottom of waves to the top In winter ol’ Moose Jaw was covered With a blanket of ice froze to deck With axes and hammers the crew chipped away Lest the ice cause the warship to wreck In port there was rest and reflection Weary sailors would dream of back home  Where the whiskey jacks fly through the moonshine  In the tunnels of old Al Capone On gun shield a picture was painted² Hero Moose chasing Hitler away With U-boat impaled in big antlers above For Adolph, a really bad day

The shield art on HMCS Moose Jaw depicts a moose chasing after German leader Adolf Hitler. Photo courtesy Pinterest “HMCS Moose Jaw” By Garth Ukrainetz Poet Laureate of the Blackmud Creek -------------------------------------------------------------------The bull Moose is king of Saskatchewan A charger with monsterous rack Like Samson in battle with jaw bone in hand HMCS Moose Jaw attacked Though a Moose is a peace loving animal It will fight to the death if need be¹ You’ll be rammed and be smashed into pieces If you mess with a Moose family

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Celebration of Chinese New Year features flavourful dishes, exciting entertainment Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Jade Restaurant on Main Street celebrated Chinese New Year in style with many sumptuous dishes of food and the traditional lion dance, along with other fun activities. Organized by the Moose Jaw Chinese Association (MJCA), nearly 100 people packed into the restaurant on Feb. 3 to celebrate the Chinese culture and welcome the Year of the Rat, the first in the repeating 12-year cycle of animals that appear in the Chinese zodiac and that make up that culture’s calendar system.

She was one of many members who made events happen, such as putting on Chinese opera, singing, music, dance performances and Chinese school for the local Chinese community. She was also involved with the Moose Jaw Chinese United Church. For more than 50 years, Quan wholeheartedly supported all the activities that the Moose Jaw Chinese Association brought forward to keep the Moose Jaw Chinese community alive and vibrant.

Greg Lawrence (right), MLA for Moose Jaw Wakamow, and his colleague Warren Michelson (left), bring greetings.

Feed me! A brave guest feeds an envelope of lucky money into the mouth of the lion, which is supposed to bring good luck for the coming year.

People born in this particular year — 2020, 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960, 1948, 1936, or 1924 — are considered outgoing, cheerful and sociable in character, while they are also alert, adaptable and observant. They get along with many people and have many friends around them.

Judy Quon, member of the Moose Jaw Chinese Association and co-host for the New Year celebration. During the meal, guests were able to sample 11 different dishes, such as dessert (as the first dish no less!), Peking duck, fish, chicken, beef, vegetables, soup, and fruit. Throughout the evening, one person from each table won a gift based on certain criteria, such as being born in the Year of the Rat or for having the most children. Some of the gifts included sea salt, Christmas lights and traditional pork sausage. Wandering around was a crew from the National Film Board. The team was working with Regina-based filmmaker Weiyu Su on a short documentary called Passage Beyond Fortune. Su has been working with residents Gale and Myrna Chow, along with their songs Kyle and Art, on a film about the Chows’ move to Regina this spring. The documentary also takes a look at how they have been involved in Moose Jaw for decades.

Judy Quon passes a microphone to Chuey Quan so she can thank the crowd, after Quan was recognized during the celebration as being the oldest member of the Moose Jaw Chinese Association in attendance at the supper. Gale Chow is the former owner of the Snow Hut. Also during the supper, the MJCA honoured Chuey Quan, 94, for being the oldest member of the association in attendance. Quan, her husband, Yue Dat Quan, and their three

James Tian and Bowen Wang (not pictured) prepare to bring the Chinese lion to life as part of the New Year festivities. daughters came to Moose Jaw in 1957 from Shaunavon. They opened a corner grocery store named Art’s Grocery and Confectionery on Fairford Street West. They eventually raised seven daughters in this community; six of them attended the celebratory supper.

Assisted by youth Issac Ho, Wayne Kwan (left) bangs on the drum while Fay Kwan clangs the cymbals as part of the lion dance that makes up the cultural celebration of Chinese New Year. Quan became an active supporting member of the Chinese Athletic Club and the Chinese Benevolent Society.

A Chinese New Year wouldn’t be complete without the traditional lion dance to bring in good luck; youngsters James Tian and Bowen Wang provided the movements for the lion. Meanwhile, long-time MJCA members Wayne Kwan and Fay Kwan banged the drum and clanged cymbals, respectively, to call on the lion, while Angela Wen, 5, closed out the evening with a performance on the violin.

Gung ho fat choy (Happy New Year)!

Angela Wen, 5, performs a tune on her violin near the end of the Chinese New Year celebrations.

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Provincial Court

Uttering death threats leads to more probation for resident Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Already serving an 18-month in-house probation sentence for domestic assault, Stephen Edwin Douglas Harper will spend another six months on probation for uttering death threats against an acquaintance. Harper, 27, appeared in Moose Jaw provincial court on Feb. 3, where he pleaded guilty to uttering threats to cause death. As part of a joint submission, he received a suspended sentence and six months of probation. This will start immediately and be served alongside his current term of probation. As part of his conditions, he is to keep the peace and be of good behaviour, have no contact with the victims, not be within 50 metres of the victims’ home, work or school, and not be within five metres of the victims. The Crown stayed two charges of failing to appear in court. A man and a woman went to police on July 6, 2019, to report that Harper had made death threats against the man, explained Crown prosecutor Stephen Yusuff. The

three people had met in the Rexall Drug Store parking lot, where Harper told the man he would “knock his lights out.” This appeared to be an ongoing issue that began around May 6, 2019, when Harper asked the man to help clean a mutual friend’s home. However, on one occasion, Yusuff continued, Harper told the man he didn’t want to see him at the house ever again, otherwise, “if I catch you, you’re a dead man.” Harper later assaulted the man by hitting him on May 7, but the victim did not want to press charges since he feared that Harper would carry out his threats of death. Yusuff noted Harper was later charged with domestic assault on July 17, 2019. However, he had been doing well on probation since then, which Yusuff thought Judge Brian Hendrickson should take into consideration when handing down a sentence. “I haven’t had any issues (since then),” Harper told Hendrickson. “I don’t even leave my house unless it’s for pro-

bation or something. I’m trying to keep my nose clean. I’m trying to turn my life around so I can get my kids back.” Harper explained that he met the victim through mutual friends. Their friend needed help maintaining her home since she was experiencing health issues, so Harper asked the man to come help clean. However, the man came over one day with cleaning supplies and allegedly lost his cool on Harper, which led to Harper becoming aggressive and telling the man to leave. “I understand I have anger issues, which is why I am in a program,” said Harper, adding he did say he would beat up the man but not do anything else. Since then, he said he has worked to turn his life around. He is also desperate to leave Moose Jaw, especially since his two children live in Calgary. “I’m like a big teddy bear with anger issues,” he added.

Homeless man steals food from grocery store and gas station Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Montreal resident Vincent Gingras moved to Moose Jaw two years ago to work for the Communist Party of Canada, but ended up homeless and eventually desperate for food. So great was his need for food that he pulled off two robberies in The Friendly City on the same day but was unable to enjoy what he had stolen before police arrested him for theft. Gingras, 37, appeared in Moose Jaw provincial court on Feb. 3, where he pleaded guilty to two counts of theft under $5,000. Since he is homeless, he will have to pay $50 for each theft.

The Quebec man’s first theft occurred on Feb. 2, where he stole merchandise from Safeway, which was followed by the theft of consumable merchandise from the Esso gas station a few hours later, explained Crown prosecutor Stephen Yusuff. The police were called to the gas station after the cashier locked the doors and wouldn’t let Gingras — who had grabbed several items — leave. The items totalled $73. Officers later recovered all the items Gingras had stolen. Yusuff indicated to Judge Brian Hendrickson that Gingras has a criminal record that is nearly two pages long. How-

ever, he didn’t think the court had to worry since the last entry was from 2001. Furthermore, since Gingras is homeless, Yusuff asked that the victim surcharge be waived. Gingras — who appeared in the prisoner’s box dishevelled and half-naked, with his shirt ripped in two and wearing what appeared to be just his underwear — told Hendrickson that, since he is homeless, he slept well while in custody. When he was told he was free to go, Gingras, in his French accent, exclaimed, “Thank you very much and have a nice day!”, before he was led out of the room.

Excessive alcohol consumption leads to big fine for motorist Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Alcoholics Anonymous is supposed to help people combat their drinking problems, but for one participant, her excessive consumption of alcohol led to an arrest and appearance in court. Melanie Rae Mytroen, 39, from Moose Jaw, appeared in provincial court on Feb. 3, where she pleaded guilty to impaired operation of a vehicle. As part of a joint submisCALL FOR NOMINATIONS BOARD OF DIRECTORS - REGINA AIRPORT AUTHORITY The City of Moose Jaw is seeking nominations for potential appointment to the Regina Airport Authority Board of Directors. The Regina Airport Authority Inc. Board of Directors consists of twelve business leaders that are well connected to the community they serve. The Board fosters the long-term success of the Authority and provides strategic direction and oversight while supervising and delegating operating authority to Management. The City of Moose Jaw appoints one representative to the Regina Airport Authority for a three-year term with a commencement date of May 1, 2020. All interested candidates are asked to submit a letter of application along with a resume to the Office of the City Clerk at 228 Main Street North, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, S6H 3J8 or by email to cclerk@moosejaw.ca. The deadline for applications is 12:00 noon, Monday, February 24, 2020. If further information is required, please contact the undersigned at 306-694-4465. Your skillset should include the following qualifications: • Business Acumen • Board Governance • Community Leadership Each Member shall: a) be a natural person at least 18 years of age; b) be a Canadian citizen; c) be a resident of the Province of Saskatchewan; d) have consented in writing to his or her becoming a Member and Director of the Corporation; and Each Member shall not: a) be a person who has the legal status of a bankrupt; b) be a person who is of unsound mind and has been so found by a court in Canada or elsewhere; c) be a person holding federal, provincial or municipal elected office; d) be a person providing services on a full-time basis under contract to any federal, provincial or municipal government, department of agency, or to any corporation owned by Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada or Her Majesty the Queen in right of any province of Canada; or e) be a person employed by any federal, provincial or municipal government, department or agency, or by any corporation owned by Her Majest the Queen in right of Canada or Her Majesty the Queen in right of any province of Canada. Tracy Witke Assistant City Clerk

sion, she received a fine of $2,000 — with eight months to pay — and a one-year driving ban. She will be able to enrol in the ignition interlock program through Saskatchewan Government Insurance. The Crown stayed a charge of having a blood alcohol content over the legal limit of .08. Moose Jaw police were called to the 500 block of Home Street about a report of an impaired motorist driving all over the road on Jan. 1 at 9:05 p.m., Crown prosecutor Stephen Yusuff said while discussing the facts. Police found Mytroen driving a Jeep and followed her as she drove into the parking lot of Urban Cellars; she then exited the lot while driving slowly. Officers activated their lights and managed to pull over Mytroen near Sixth Avenue Southwest. Mytroen had difficulty finding the button to lower her NOTICE OF INTENTION TO AMEND ZONING BYLAW NO. 5346 The Council of the City of Moose Jaw intends to consider a bylaw pursuant to The Planning and Development Act, 2007 to amend the City of Moose Jaw’s Zoning Bylaw No. 5346. The purpose of the amendment is to rezone approximately 12 acres of land at 250 Thatcher Drive East (Exhibition Grounds). The bylaw amendment will change the lands from CS – Community Service/Institutional District to C3 – Vehicle Oriented Commercial District, to facilitate the sale and development of the lands for commercial use. A map and copy of the proposed Bylaw may be inspected by any interested person at Planning and Development Services, 3rd Floor City Hall, 228 Main Street North, or may be found under the “announcements” section at www.moosejaw.ca, from February 3rd , 2020 to February 24th , 2020 from 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Any written comments or submissions must be received by Planning and Development Services, 228 Main Street North, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 3J8, by 10:00 AM on Monday, February 24th, 2020 in person or by email at planning@moosejaw.ca. Inquiries may be directed to the Department of Planning and Development Services by email or by phone at 306-694-4443. The proposed Bylaw and any submissions regarding the proposed Bylaw will be considered at the regular meeting of City Council to be held in Council Chambers, City Hall, at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, February 24, 2020. DATED at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan this 29th day of January, 2020. Myron Gulka-Tiechko - City Clerk

window while she fumbled through her purse looking for her licence, Yusuff continued. Officers noticed her eyes were glassy and watery. The woman was also unsteady on her feet and swayed when she walked to the police cruiser. “Ms. Mytroen again was asked if she had been drinking and she broke down crying saying she shouldn’t be driving and that she had been attending A.A. meetings,” he said, adding she told police she had consumed vodka earlier that evening. Mytroen provided two breath samples, which came back at .370 and .360, or nearly five times the legal limit. Defence lawyer Darcy Dumont told Judge Brian Hendrickson that Mytroen was not working due to health issues, which is why she needed at least eight months to pay the fine. He also asked the judge not to impose a 30-percent victim surcharge as is normally done. Hendrickson agreed to the request and also accepted the joint submission. “When a person drinks and gets behind the wheel, it’s a risky proposition,” he added. “There was an inherent risk in driving that day.”


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Rob and Greg from the Friendly City Optimists receive their certificates after winning the third annual Rotary Club of Moose Jaw Wakamow’s Spelling Bee and Beeyond, on Jan. 30 at the art museum theatre. Photos by Graham Lynds

Lois Saunders and Dave DePape from Holy Trinity Catholic School Division channel their inner religious nature as they participate in the spelling bee.

Teams from Holy Trinity Catholic School Division, Walper-Bossence Law Firm and Prairie South School Division take part in the Rotary’s third annual spelling bee.

Rotary spelling bee an uproarious fundraiser for children’s literacy Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Propinquity. Interstitial. Vitiate. Soliloquy. Ophthalmologist. Variegate. Heuristic. Would you be able to spell these words off the top of your head, especially in a pressure-filled situation? That was the entertaining challenge six teams faced during the Rotary Club of Moose Jaw Wakamow’s third annual Spelling Bee and Beeyond, held Jan. 30 at the Moose Jaw Art Museum theatre. The event was a fundraiser to support and promote children’s literacy in the community and area. The week of Jan. 26 to Feb. 1 also happened to be Family Literacy Week in Saskatchewan. This year’s theme was “Take 20 in 2020,” which encourages families to take 20 minutes each day to make learning together a daily routine. Teams from the Conexus Credit Union, Walper-Bossence Law Firm, Moose Jaw Express, Prairie South School Division, Holy Trinity Catholic School Division and the Moose Jaw Superannuated Teachers’ Association competed against one another during the fundraiser, as a rowdy crowd cheered and laughed uproariously at how words were spelled and the definitions given from some of them. Pershittie? That means prim or overly meticulous. Tittynope? A small amount of something left over, such as

liquid in a bottle. However, all the groups came up with more side-splitting answers that were nowhere close to the true definition. “(The evening) was wonderful,” exclaimed Rotary member Christine Boyczuk, who is also the co-ordinator of the Moose Jaw Literacy Network. “Just the participation of everybody was really wonderful, and everyone who was contributing their time to promote literacy was great. “I thought it was a very fun evening (and) very entertaining.” Boyczuk singled out the team from the Catholic school division, laughing at how both members dressed up as nuns while the director of education dressed up as a cardinal. Her favourite part was when the teams provided definitions for some of the stranger words. Supporting literacy is a critical goal, she said. The Rotary, the literacy network and the Optimists have been successful over the years in strengthening this area of children’s development. This is important since 40 per cent of Saskatchewan children are unprepared for school when they reach kindergarten. “In order to really have success in school, you need to know how to read and read well,” Boyczuk remarked. Researchers know that the critical period for reading de-

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velopment occurs in Grade 3. Up to that time, students are learning to read, while after that time kids are reading to learn, she continued. This is why the Rotary funds literacy activities, such as summer programs in conjunction with the school divisions, and family literacy activities at the library. There are many things parents can do to strengthen their children’s reading skills, with one of the most important aspects being to read to children from a young age, said Boyczuk. This could also take the form of playing a game or interacting with children regularly. By committing to quality reading time, parents can ensure their kids realize the advantages of learning good literacy habits, such as relationship bonding, strengthening and building relationships, improving academics, improving speech and developing better communications skills, mastery of language, stronger readership, improved thinking skills, developing imagination while introducing new experiences, enhancing memory concentration, and contributing to the brain’s development. For more information about Family Literacy Week visit saskliteracy.ca.


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Colourful quilts add to beauty of church during biannual show Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Colourful quilts with creative patterns filled the sanctuary of St. Andrew’s United Church as two quilting groups displayed their works for amazed and awed visitors. KJ Quilters and Minto (United Church) Hugs showed off their creations during the Cabin Fever Quilt Show on Feb. 4. Seventy-five quilts of various sizes were laid across pews, tables, chairs and steps as the members featured the works they had made during the past couple of years.

For anyone who gave a freewill offering at the door, that money was donated to the church’s refugee fund. St. Andrew’s has helped bring in refugees during the last number of years, so the quilting groups thought it would be appropriate to support that initiative. The show normally features just quilts from the KJ Quilters, but the group asked the ladies from Minto Hugs to join this year, explained organizer Karen Mundt. While most of the KJ Quilters’ creations are their own, the Minto group usually produces quilts for charitable purposes. However, both groups — composed of eight and seven members, respectively — quilt because they love to do it, she added. Most of the work is made by hand, while some are made by machine.

“We feel it makes an awful lot of difference. In doing that, you don’t remain unchanged yourself. You become a better person by reaching out to other people, in physical works but also in prayer,� she added. Mundt had more than 10 quilts on display. She likes to quilt, she explained, since she likes the creativity aspect of it. She has always liked to sew and also likes to combine types of fabrics in different ways. “And I’m retired, so it fills lots of time, (while) it’s a very social thing because we get together in groups,� she chuckled. “We quilt and eat and drink a little wine sometimes.� Mundt also agreed that the quilts contributed to the beauty of the church.

The deer seem to jump off the quilt.

Minto Hugs’ quilter Debbie Richards shows off one of the quilts she created. The quilt is called “Celtic lovers’ knot.� All photos by Jason G. Antonio

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The sanctuary — or main worship space — was abuzz with activity as residents moved from pew to pew to admire the work. “Is this not beautiful? My goodness!� exclaimed visitor Fred Mathieson. “I think they’re beautiful works of art.� Mathieson and his wife attempt to attend the quilting show every time it is held, he explained. While neither he nor his wife quilt, he pointed out artists don’t need to paint either to appreciate others’ creations. He remarked that the quilters put together their work with different patterns, each of which has its own identity. “The people (who) make them are good people. I’ve never known a bad person (who) quilts. Think about that,� Mathieson deadpanned. “They’re all beautiful. When you can’t do any art, you’re obliged to appreciate the art the people make who can do it.� “We need appreciators as much as we need quilters,� chuckled Mundt. Something that once had a utilitarian purpose has evolved to become a work of art, which doesn’t happen very often, Mathieson added. The quilters from Minto Hugs use donated fabric to make their creations, explained Debbie Richards. They then give away those quilts to anyone “in need of a special Minto hug,� which includes anyone who is ill, bereaved or facing health challenges. The quilts can be placed on beds or on the laps of people in wheelchairs. Since 2009 the group has given away more than 130 quilts. The group was delighted to participate in this year’s Cabin Fever Quilt Show, Richards said, especially since it is a warm and inviting show to display quilts. It’s also a great place for people to enjoy the beauty of the creations and of the building itself. Richards had five quilts on display. She explained that she is indirectly affected every time she or the group gives away a quilt. During church services at Minto, every quilt is placed at the front and blessed, with hands laid on it and prayers said for the people who will receive them.



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Cathy Forester from KJ Quilters created this quilt, dubbed “Movement in Squares.�


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Genealogy Branch lecture explores history of Moose Jaw River Valley Larissa Kurz - Moose Jaw Express

Looking at the Moose Jaw River Valley during the 1880s is a passion project for local home-historian Rich Pickering, who presented some of his research during a guest lecture.

has looked back as far as he could to get a picture of what things were like in the valley. He focused his presentation on the research he has done on how the landscape and population in the river valley changed since the 1850s, especially focusing on the Métis presence in the area.

Oral history names the area as a gathering place for many cultures and remains have been found showing the presence of at least 26 distinct groups that dates back thousands of years. “Basically, anywhere [in this area] you want to put a shovel in the ground, it’s an archaeological site,” said Pickering. It can be difficult for amateur history-sleuths to do research on this time in the area’s history, considering the lack of paper documents from the period, but Pickering

How the Métis adjusted as the area changed The mention of Métis guides in these journals doesn’t necessarily mean they were living in the area, but Pickering found another way of proving that there was a significant Métis presence in the area during this time. He discovered an HBC servant named Xavier Denomie, mentioned in Cowie’s memoir, who was known to offer lodging cabins to travellers on the Moose Jaw River. Denomie’s name also appears on the official listings for scrip claims from the federal government.

Denomie, along with many others, submitted his entire family for their scrip claims in this area, which shows that there was a Métis population that was, at the very least, wintering in the area and had a relationship with the HBC at that time. Although genealogy focuses on the history of family and Denomie is also mentioned in the official listings of humanity, the Moose Jaw Genealogical Sohomesteads in Saskatchewan, which are ciety brought in a guest lecture to focus on accessible through the Provincial Archives the extensive history of the Moose Jaw Rivof Saskatchewan. er Valley and its changing landscape. The first census of the area was a special Rich Pickering has been doing his own recensus in 1884, just two years after settlers search about the valley and the many differappeared in the area from down the rail ent people who have called the area home line. Moose Jaw is listed as a sub-district for a number of years. and recorded just over 220 individuals of Pickering was a part of the committee that Métis descent living in the settlement. worked on renaming the Wild Animal Park Using a photo Pickering found of a local to its new moniker Tatawâw Park, which plow-salesman in the area surrounded by means “welcome, there is room for everyRed River carts, he theorizes that at this one” in Cree. time, some Métis had begun working as For Pickering, the name is accurate, espefreighters with their carts, delivering goods cially considering the land’s history. to buyers. “We thought that was fitting because there By 1901, just before Moose Jaw officially is room for everyone down there,” said became a city, the Métis population had all Pickering. “Everybody has a story or conbut disappeared from the census records, nection to that place.” although that’s likely because the time folHe’s amassed an impressive knowledge lowing Louis Riel’s rebellion meant idenabout the river valley prior to the large- The Lakota camp is believed to have been located at this curve in the Moose Jaw tifying as Métis was unpopular and potenscale settlement of the community begin- River, although there would have been more brush and less trees in the 1880s. tially hazardous. ning in 1882 and collected plenty of evidence about the cultures that made this area home before Why are we called “Moose Jaw?” Lakota encampment in the Moose Jaw River Valley it was even known as Moose Jaw. The Moose Jaw River is mentioned in a few different ex- Tatawâw Park is also notably the area where a large numSettlers came to Moose Jaw en-masse in the early 1880s, pedition journals that predate the first official census in ber of the Lakota Nation settled, in an encampment that settling along the CP Rail line in what is now the city of the area, including Henry Hill’s expedition in the 1850s, called the river valley home for decades. Moose Jaw, but this part of the prairie been inhabited for James Palliser’s survey mapping journey from 1857 to In a tour of the park earlier this year, Pickering and historfar longer than that. 1860, and the memoirs of Hudson Bay Company employ- ical author Ron Papandrea trekked down to their best esThe Moose Jaw River Valley is located within Treaty ee Isaac Cowie in 1868. timate of where the Lakota camp was likely set up, based 4 territory and the traditional lands of the Métis, which Several names are used to reference the river valley, in- on photos and geography. means archaeological evidence covers nearly every part cluding Moose Jaw Forks, Moose Jaw Creek, Moose Jaw The iconic photo of Chief Black Bull — one of the powof the surrounding area. Bone Creek, and the Turn — which references a specific erful chiefs who took part in Custer’s Last Stand with the curve in the river. famous chief Sitting Bull — shows a distinct set of hills In all of his rabbit holes of research, Pickering still has yet in the background, which can be matched to the ridge that to determine the exact reason that Moose Jaw sports its borders Tatawâw Park. unusual name, but he does have a theory. The Lakota encampment is estimated to have been set up He thinks that the story about a Red River cart breaking down in the area and having a wheel spoke replaced with a moose’s jaw bone is definitely not the origin story of the city’s name. Rather, Pickering thinks that in one of the early European expeditions to survey the area — as early as the 1850s — an explorer was quizzing his Métis area guide on what this particular river called, to record in his journal. Because these Métis guides spoke numerous languages and had a different accent, it’s possible that they gave Rich Pickering offered his own original research and the explorer a Michif word for what they called the river, findings about the history of the Moose Jaw River which was then written down phonetically by a European Valley to a full room. who didn’t speak the language.

An image of the Buffalo Store in Moose Jaw in 1885, owned by merchant Félix Plante. (supplied) as early as 1883, and remained there for over 30 years, before a large portion of the group moved to the reserve land at Wood Mountain. Some stayed, however, and the 1901 census in Moose Jaw recorded a number of Lakota and Sioux residents still in the area. The changing River Valley geography

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Out of curiosity, Pickering took an interest in pinpointing exactly where Denomie’s renting cabins were located in the Moose Jaw River Valley, which led him on a hunt to determine why accounts of the river’s turns don’t quite line up with the current geography. Using the Dominion Land Survey from 1881 and the official township maps from the 1890s, Pickering was able to determine what the river looked like in the mid-1800s and where the most travelled trails connected. The Turn, referenced in so many expedition journals and the likely place where travellers camped because of its resources, is a part of the Moose Jaw River that no longer exists; it’s been straightened out by human intervention. Additionally, not all of the trails recorded on the Dominion Land Survey are necessarily fur trade trails but were certainly ones used for many years before the survey, crossing at the lowest and safest points of the winding river. The landscape of the riverbanks through Connor Park — once called Kingsway Park — have also shifted as the area was developed. Moose Jaw: bustling in 1885 Pickering also shared a handful of fascinating photos from Moose Jaw’s settlement-era: 1882 and onward. A photo of the Halifax Provisional Battalion shows they were stationed in Moose Jaw in 1885 during the NorthWest Rebellion. This is also when a group of Sisters from

Toronto travelled to the area to convert the Moose Hotel, which was located on the block of Main Street and High Street, into a military hospital. Payment records from the federal government to citizens who offered services to military during the Rebellions offer an interesting look into living in Moose Jaw at this time as well — the Buffalo Store, owned by Félix Plante, was the place to go for candles, provisions, tobacco, blankets, and other necessities. The Buffalo Store was also known for selling bison furs and bones, with some estimating close to a million buffalo in terms of bones were shipped from Moose Jaw. By 1889, the township had published a brochure detailing all the commodities available in Moose Jaw. It listed the merchants, tradespeople, and services in town, as well as a thorough list of all the homesteaders in the district. The brochure paints an idyllic picture of the community, but Pickering joked about why people actually settled in Moose Jaw, in the middle of the prairies. “Why did a lot of people settle in Moose Jaw?” said Pickering. “Well, they ran out of money on the train, this was as far as they could afford to come.” What can we do with this history? For Pickering, digging into the history of Moose Jaw is a passion project and sharing his knowledge has become an important part of the journey.

“It’s just interesting to be able to raise an awareness of the history,” said Pickering. “Moose Jaw didn’t start in 1882, there’s a whole history going back 10,000 years, and for a lot of people there’s still a connection to that history pre-1882.” This knowledge is valuable, said Pickering, who has used it for presentations as well as to bring the BisonFest celebration back to the community. He is also putting together another project about the history of the landscape, called the Northern Plains Heritage Centre — a self-guided virtual museum hopefully soon to be available online. The virtual museum would join all of the other useful online resources that at-home historians like Pickering can use, which make this kind of research a bit more accessible. “That’s the advantage of the internet, you can find a lot of information that’s scattered all over the place,” said Pickering. “It’s in archives and libraries and books that have been digitized that haven’t been looked at before, because they’re really old books that you wouldn’t normally have access to.” The Genealogical Society in Moose Jaw hosts a new speaker each month, featuring different topics of interest related to genealogical research and history.

An image of the Sisters who provided care and the wounded Rebellion soldiers An image taken in what is now Tatawâw Park, featuring Lakota chief Black Bull who were treated at the field hospital in Moose Jaw in 1885. (supplied) (front) alongside a group of Moose Jaw military and other Lakota peoples in 1885. (supplied)

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The Moffat Family Fund grants are distributed annually in communities across the country and are now accepting grant applications. The South Saskatchewan Community Foundation (SSCF) is facilitating these grants in support of the City of Moose Jaw and District on behalf of the Winnipeg Foundation which administers the Moffat Family Fund. Applications for Equipment Grants or Special Grants will be considered. The vision of the Moffat Family Fund is a Canadian society where all individuals have equal opportunity to develop their potential and a mission to furtherance their vision, to enhance the quality of life and make a lasting difference in communities where Moffat Communications Limited conducted business. Moose Jaw is just one of these communities of approximately 12 in total. Its primary goal is to support and advance the economic, so-

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City Hall Council Notes References to municipal planning ‘Beautiful street signs’ that match commission officially erased from downtown’s decorative lampposts city documents sitting in storage Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

References to the now-defunct municipal planning commission have been officially erased from the zoning bylaw and Official Community Plan (OCP), with new clauses added to both documents to fill the gaps. During its Jan. 27 regular meeting, city council gave third reading to each bylaw amendment and voted 6-1 each time, with Coun. Brian Swanson opposed to both. In a report to council, the amendment to the OCP indicated 14 sections have either been removed altogether or replaced with another clause. Meanwhile, five sections in the zoning bylaw have either been removed altogether or replaced with new clauses. Council voted to shut down the municipal planning commission during its regular meeting on Nov. 18, 2019. One reason was there was very little citizen engagement in the group — a meeting had not been called in a year — and some meetings lasted only a few minutes even though reports took hours to create.

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Zoning amendment bylaw Council gave third reading to a zoning bylaw amendment involving 303 Coteau Street West and voted 6-1 to approve the change. Swanson was opposed. The proposed bylaw change will allow for that property to be rezoned to CZ contract zone from R1 large lot low density residential district. This will allow the property owners — the Saskatchewan Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches — to turn the former Prairie Winds Church into a retail business. Sewer and water utility bylaw Council gave third reading to an amendment to the sewer and utility bylaw and voted 6-1 to approve the change. Swanson was opposed. The changes to the bylaw now reflect new prices for water and sewer service that residents will now have to pay.

Moose Jaw is known for how it promotes its history, such as with plaques, murals, branding, and tours, but it appears there could be other objects sitting in storage that would also enhance the community. During a recent discussion at city council about supporting the priorities of the downtown local area plan, Mayor Fraser Tolmie mentioned that there happen to be some “beautiful street signs sitting in a warehouse somewhere in Moose Jaw.” These street signs apparently match the decorative lampposts that have been installed along Main Street. Later in the meeting, Coun. Heather Eby asked city administration for more information about the “lovely decorative signs” possibly sitting in storage that need to be installed. She pointed out that years ago decorative light posts were found that hadn’t been installed. She wondered why the signs hadn’t been installed and when that could happen. While working to upgrade the reservoir,

city crews found signs that had been created for the downtown, explained Michelle Sanson, director of planning and development services. She was unsure how many of the heritage decorative signs existed, but said that city hall could look at installing them in the future. City administration has asked staff at the reservoir to bring out the signs, especially since it’s a journey to get into the building, said city manager Jim Puffalt. There is no corporate memory in city hall about why these signs were not installed. He suggested there might have been some opposition from the downtown about installing the signs, but admitted he didn’t want to speculate. “I think this is a missed opportunity for this city,” said Tolmie. “When SaskPower was putting in lights, we could have had decorative lights to match that and it would have been absolutely beautiful.”

Changes to 33-year-old cemetery bylaw now reflect current practices Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Many changes have been made to Moose Jaw’s cemetery bylaw that now bring the 33-year-old piece of legislation into the 21st century. City administration brought forward a new cemetery bylaw during city council’s Jan. 27 regular meeting. The new bylaw repeals the one enacted on July 1, 1987, which had not been amended since its original passage. Several changes now reflect current standards and practices, provide improved clarity and consistency, align with provincial regulations and municipal bylaws, and properly align with the practices of other communities. Council voted unanimously during all three readings of the bylaw, which means it goes into effective immediately. Background Administration introduced the bylaw during the Dec. 16, 2019 council meeting but was tabled pending input from funeral homes and monument companies, according to a report from the parks and recreation department. A day later, the parks and recreation department distributed an email to the Moose Jaw Funeral Home and JonesParkview Funeral Services requesting feedback on the proposed bylaw and updates to the monument regulations. The local funeral homes were given 10 business days to review and provide feedback; no feedback was provided. The parks and recreation department operate and maintain The Moose Jaw Cemetery at 1005 Caribou Street East and the Rosedale Cemetery at 1804 Caribou Street West. Notable changes: General administration New are daily burial hours that apply year-round, compared to the previous bylaw that had winter and summer burial hours. New is both cemeteries now have dedicated public hours, while a clause has been added about the

director of parks and recreation having discretion about what events can occur at the cemeteries. Fees and charges The cemetery no longer allows payment plans on any cemetery services, which now reflects the current practice. Also updated to reflect current practices is the proposed bylaw specifies that all fees are payable prior to a burial taking place. Sale of interment rights New to the bylaw is that no person can purchase more than eight graves without approval from the director. Sale of niche interment rights Updated to reflect current practice is that a section of niche interment rights has been added to reference the columbaria that were installed in 2002, 2009 and 2018. Perpetual care of graves The reference in section 4(4)(a) of the now-former bylaw to perpetual care being paid annually is no longer applicable. Perpetual care is currently included in the fee paid when purchasing a grave. This has now been updated to reflect current practices. Refund of interment rights Section 5 (2) of the former bylaw states the municipality shall refund the original purchase price for a returned grave. However, the council report indicates cemeteries have been operating with a fee set on the cemetery rates sheet that says refunds are 75 per cent of the current licence fee. This was implemented as an incentive to return unused graves, the report said. With cemetery rates increasing, refunds were much higher than the amount of the original purchase price. The department has deleted this fee from the cemetery rates and has incorporated a new clause in the bylaw whereby 85 per cent of the original grave or niche licence fee will be refunded when returning a grave/niche to the munic-

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Three feet the new height limit for cemetery monuments, says parks department Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Residents who want to place a monument on a loved one’s grave will have to ensure the structure is less than three feet tall, based on proposed new regulations. The parks and recreation department operates and maintains the old and new cemeteries at 1005 Caribou Street East and the Rosedale Cemetery at 1804 Caribou Street West. The monument regulations were first implemented in 1999 and updated in 2013. The parks department is now proposing to update the existing regulations to better reflect the current standards and practices around monuments in cemeteries. The department presented the proposed adjustments during city council’s Jan. 27 executive committee meeting. Council voted 6-1 to approve the recommendation — Coun. Brian Swanson was opposed — On Feb. 10 regular meeting it was to be approved. Proposed changes Suggested changes to the monument regulations include: · Monuments are now permitted on community graves · The maximum height for the base, sub-base and monument is 36 inches (three feet). These restrictions are consistent with other cemeteries in Saskatchewan and allow the municipality to safely move the monuments and properly maintain around them · A permit is now required for the inscriptions of extra names on a monument. Previously inscriptions didn’t require a permit. The permit allows the municipality to ensure proper records are kept when names are added after

the structure has been installed · Permits can only be submitted by monument companies and not families. This ensures professional installers are completing the work with the necessary insurance and licences in place · Urns are allowed inside of a monument, which is a practice other cemeteries permit · Clauses about the process and regulations for columbarium and scattering garden memorialization have been added for clarity · Risk management practices have been updated and monument companies are now required to hold a business licence, must provide a letter of good standing with the Workers’ Compensation Board and must possess a minimum of $5 million in commercial liability insurance coverage The parks and recreation department contacted two funeral homes and six monument installation companies about the proposed changes, parks director Derek Blais told city council. Some of the feedback the businesses provided included: · Installers wondered if there would be a fee to add inscriptions after monuments are installed. The department indicated a monument permit and applicable fee are required when names are added but not when death dates are added · A monument installer asked that the municipality consider adding two inches to the width of structures for

child graves. City hall reviewed the suggestion and determined the increased would not affect grass cutting around the monuments updated the dimensions · An installer pointed out the $5 million commercial liability insurance requirement is high and the installer carried only $2 million in coverage · A monument installer indicated obtaining the signature of an applicant on the permit form can be challenging Council reaction The insurance concern is valid, said Coun. Scott McMann. He pointed out the agreement with SaskPower asks the Crown corporation to have $2 million in insurance. He wondered why $5 million was needed in this area. A municipal policy says insurance must start at $5 million; that policy was recently updated, said Blais. City hall is now following that policy across the board. When McMann pressed him about what policy that was, Blais indicated it was an internal statute. McMann also wondered why a signature was needed from the installer when dealing with them. Blais replied it shows the applicant agrees with the changes made to the monument. It didn’t necessarily need to be a physical signature but could be something else such as an email affirmation. He acknowledged that the form could be changed to indicate an approval by email was acceptable.

Proposed local improvement policy would give residents clarity on costs of projects Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Residents who want to see infrastructure near their homes upgraded could soon have a better understanding of the costs they would be expected to pay before enhancements even happen. City administration has produced an updated local improvement policy (LIP) that would consistently govern the use of the program. According to a report presented to city council, the strength of the proposed policy would offer a pre-screening opportunity before the lengthy process begins of petitioning for a project. “The major consideration of most property owners is the individual costs they will bear as a result of the proposed work,” the report said. “By providing a pre-screening opportunity to neighbourhoods … proponents for a particular project will have a realistic view of their individual cost obligations. In this way, residents will be in a much better position to provide informed consent when they agree to sign a petition to have work completed. The same would be true in situations where city council might decide to initiate a project.” With pre-screening, this also ensures city administration doesn’t have to go through the onerous process of a full and formal LIP, which involves generating many documents and doing plenty of measuring, the report said. City administration presented the proposed LIP during city council’s most recent executive committee meeting. Council voted 6-1 to accept the recommendation; Coun. Brian Swanson was opposed. The recommendation must now be passed at the next regular meeting to become official. Council discussion Residents John Bye and Don Mitchell spoke to city council about an LIP project they hoped to see in their neigh-

bourhood on Coteau Street East. Afterward, Coun. Scott McMann asked administration about the issues the men raised since their request had been hanging around for years. He wondered if this project could be expedited once the proposed LIP was approved. There are three outstanding LIP requests from several years ago, said engineering director Josh Mickleborough. They have all been delayed, so the concerns of Bye and Mitchell are valid. Once council approves the proposed policy, administration would move on all three requests quickly. The department would develop cost estimates and send them to affected residents to ensure they are still interested in upgrading infrastructure. These projects can be budget items if they happen with budget discussions, he continued. However, if they missed budget preparation, then administration would bring forward a report and ask for funding for these projects. There were funds for LIP projects placed in the 2020 budget, said city manager Jim Puffalt. There is $250,000 in this year’s budget and the same amount every year for the next five years in anticipation of council approving the policy. “The procedure defined is an excellent one. It’s generally very advantageous to talk to the property owners and provide a price so they know what the costs are,” he said. “It (expedites) the matter if we have a majority of property owners affected in favour of the local improvement. We can move faster with that information.” LIP background The proposed updated LIP answers many questions about where and when the municipality would use a local improvement policy project, along with who can initiate an LIP, explained Mickleborough.

Feedback shows that all parties should have the ability to pursue an LIP; LIPs should be used for new infrastructure projects; LIPs should be used for infrastructure that does not meet current standards; the condition of current infrastructure should not play a role in the use of LIPs; the municipality should pay its portion of any city-owned frontage; and new budget funding should be identified and used. The pre-screening process of the policy would include: · Submission of scope (description and location) and application · Engineering department’s review of project eligibility · The department’s estimate and petition form · Signatures collected from affected property owners in support of LIP · If support for LIP is adequate, the formal LIP process would be initiated and included in the municipal budget The policy also includes a financing option on the same terms as a service connection; this would be put on taxes at four per cent over seven years. If there are LIPs initiated by both residents and the municipality, priority would have to be determined, said Coun. Chris Warren. With a finite amount of funding, he wondered how administration planned to approach this. The engineering department plans for priority projects in the budget and then council approves those, said Puffalt. “I would hope some of these resident-initiated projects that have been sitting in the queue for the last 10 years, we would expect that we would try to move those forward with existing funding and then consider city-initiated projects as those are completed,” Warren said.

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City Hall Council Notes Residents worried about inaction on local infrastructure repairs Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Two residents interested in seeing local improvements made to infrastructure in their neighbourhood brought their concerns to city council in hopes of seeing progress made. During the most recent executive committee meeting, John Bye and Don Mitchell spoke to council about the proposed local improvement policy (LIP) that city administration brought forward. Bye, who lives on the 700 block of Coteau Street East, explained he spoke with the engineering department in 2018 about having an LIP submitted for consideration in the 2019 budget. He said he was told that all LIPs were put on hold until a new universal rates bylaw was established. “We lost that year to this process. This new policy as outline would now see any LIP not even reaching budget discussion until at least 2021,” he said. Bye understood that the proposed LIP project on his street is a “precarious one” due to the Southeast Industrial Park development and purchase by Carpere Canada of city-owned land within his area. He pointed out Carpere’s plan is to build a new neighbourhood that borders existing residences; this new neighbourhood would have

paved streets with sidewalks, storm drains and streetlights that meet an existing gravel road that lacks gutters. It appears the Coteau Street portion would require more extensive infrastructure than was listed in the LIP that residents submitted, Bye continued. This means those plans could be years away from fruition. Bye asked council to explore and consider the priority of existing LIPs and the possibility of expediting projects that have been put on hold. With Coteau Street, in particular, he noted upgrades to the city-owned portions within the LIP have been reduced to 33 metres to make it budget-friendly. Reinstating dust control measures for gravel roads in the municipality is another measure Bye wanted to see. This program was dropped in 2017 without concern or control of environmental hazards that exist for residential properties within 20 metres of such roads. Bye noted a major concern is respiratory illness or inflammation due to airborne dust and fine particles from gravel roads. It also prevents residents near such roads from enjoying the outdoors or opening their windows; he has to clean a buildup of dust almost every month on surfaces

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in his home. This policy continues to be pushed back and ignored as a priority in a way that residents expect it to be, said Mitchell. He and other residents were told this proposed policy was going to come forward in March 2019, which would still have been too late for that budget year. “It is quite frustrating in terms of the slowness of the process, but also the communications,” he continued, adding he and Bye attended the meeting only because Coun. Chris Warren contacted them about the policy coming forward. “Communications has been not been good for the community. Hopefully, the process will move forward. If it’s possible for this project to be considered within the current budget that would be extremely welcomed, but that’s not the way it’s set up right now,” Mitchell said. “Hopefully we can work together on this. The residents remain interested and committed, but have largely given up (in believing) that the city is serious about responding to local improvements.”

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over $855 million in the last five years, continued relationships with these leading consumers is a top priority for the Saskatchewan agriculture industry. Both markets are leading consumers of plant-based proteins, and Saskatchewan currently exports 43 per cent of the world’s lentils, 32 per cent of the world’s dry peas, and 24 per cent of the world’s canola seed. Marit will be giving a keynote speech about the province’s pulse production and trade opportunities between Canada and India. The delegation travelling with him will include members from the Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership and the Global Institute for Food Security at the University of Saskatchewan to show the research ties between Canada and Bangladesh.



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Peacock, Caronport victorious in high school girls basketball action; Central takes win over Toilers in boys play Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

The Central Cyclones and Peacock Toilers renewed their rivalry in Moose Jaw high school basketball league action last Tuesday night, but little changed in the standings. The undefeated Toilers improved to 5-0 in girls league action with a 64-53 victory, while the Cyclones rolled to an 89-56 win in boys play. In other girls league action, the Vanier Spirits defeated Briercrest Christian Academy 76-54 and the Vanier Vikings took an 83-53 win over the Assiniboia Rockets. The contest between the Peacock and Central girls marked another relatively close battle between the two teams, as the Toilers took a 22-16 lead out of the first quarter and extended their lead to 36-26 by halftime. The Cyclones attempted to close the distance in the second half, but would end up taking the 11-point loss. Toilers guard Caitlyn Johnson enjoyed one of her best games of the season with a 24-point outing,

while Makenna Simmons scored 12 points and Sydney Messner added 10 for Peacock. Alexa Watterson led Central with 13 points, Nylah Seaborn scored 12. Things weren’t as close in the boys contest, as Central remained a perfect 6-0 with their 33-point win. Quinton Ross led all scorers with 20 points for the Cyclones. Feona Tolentino went off for 39 points – 23 of them in the second half as the Spirits held off a Cougars comeback quest – to lead Vanier to their win over Briercrest Christian. Gracie Bzdel added 13 for Vanier and Piper Olson 11. Mya Mattheis had 18 points for the Cougars, Lilly Matthies added 17 as Vanier led 17-10 after the first quarter and 38-28 at the half. No scores were available for the Vanier AssiniThe Central Cyclones defeated the Peacock Toilers in high school boia boys game. boys basketball league action on Tuesday

Moose Jaw competitor lands on podium in 5,000 metres in final race before World Single Distance Championships Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

It might be in the middle of the current Winter Olympics cycle, but if things keep going the way they have this season for Moose Jaw’s Graeme Fish, local speedskating fans could have a medal contender to cheer for at the 2022 Games in Beijing. Fish, 23, continued his stunning ascent on the international scene with a thirdplace finish in the 5,000 metres at the International Skating Union World Cup Silver medalist Ted Jan Bloeman, gold #5 on his home track in Calgary this medalist Patrick Roest and bronze medalist past weekend. Graeme Fish gather on the podium. It marked the second medal of the World Cup season for Fish – the first came in the 10,000 metres during World Cup #3 in Kazakhstan in December – and his first international ducat in the 5,000 metres. “It was a good race,” Fish said on speedskating.ca. “It was the first time this season that I left it all on the ice in the 5000m. I think the start could have been just a bit faster, there was one lap that was slower, but all-in-all it was a really good race. It’s my first ever medal in the 5000-m and it’s nice to see.” Fish crossed the line in a time of 6:10.583, finishing 3.17 seconds back of winner Patrick Roest of the Netherlands and 3.15 seconds back of second-place finisher and Canadian teammate Ted-Jan Bloeman, the world record holder in the distance (6:01.86). His consistency throughout the race was once again remarkable – the ‘one lap that was slower’ came in his fifth trip around the track, a 29.5 second loop. Other than that, his times were literally within two-10ths of a second the rest of the race, ranging from 29.1 to 29.3 on nine of 13 laps. Fished ended up taking five seconds off his previous personal best in the process. Fish continues to sit in fourth place in the World Cup Long Distances standings, with his 198 points now only one back of Russia’s Alexander Rumyantev. Danila Semerikov sits second with 237 points; Roest has won every distance race he’s entered this season and leads with 240 points, having missed World Cup #4. Next up will be the aforementioned Single Distance championships in Salt Lake City, Utah this coming weekend, where Fish will skate the 5,000 and 10,000 metres. CBC will have live streaming coverage of the races from Thursday to Sunday, with television coverage also airing on Sunday, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. as part of their ‘Road to the Olympic Games’ program.

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Legendary coach Dave King visits Prairie Hockey Academy Former NHL and Team Canada coach holds ‘Russian Development Camp’ for local Canadian Sport School Hockey League teams Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

Canadian coaching legend Dave King has seen just about all there is to see in the sport of hockey. Not only did the former University of Saskatchewan Huskies bench boss coach more than 400 games in the National Hockey League, he has a further decade of experience in the German Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL), Russian Super League and Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) on top of his many assignments coaching Team Canada at various international tournaments. A member of the Order of Canada, the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame and IIHF Hall of Fame, basically, when King talks hockey, it’s a golden opportunity learn from one of the best. And that’s something the Prairie Hockey Academy was able to take advantage of this past week. King was in Caronport for a series of practices with the PHA, making his second visit to the team this season as the Canadian Sport School Hockey League campaign enters its stretch drive. “Coming to the Prairie Hockey Academy has always been a real pleasure for me,” King told Jeremy Demoskoff with the PHA. “I like working with youngsters that are highly motivated and this group out here does a great job of that, they are really young and eager... the one thing that I can see that always impresses me is that when I come out every couple of months is to see the improvement in these kids,

Dave King and Scott King offer tips and instruction during a recent practice at the Prairie Hockey Academy. how much better they are getting.” Part of that is due to son Scott King, himself a former standout player who has worked with PHA as an assistant coach since the program’s inception and recently signed a long-term extension as an assistant coach with the Moose Jaw Warriors of the Western Hockey League. King carried a unique theme into his most recent visit to PHA, with his ‘Russian Development Camp’ drawing on his myriad experiences coaching in the RSL and KHL and offering a different look to the usual hockey training the Cougars take part in. “The intensity and knowledge that Dave King brings on the ice is incredible,” said second-year PHA defenceman Mikkel Hrechka. “The speed and pace he brings

to practice and the Russian drills he uses pushes me to another level.” The coaching staff were also able to pick coach King’s brain, adding some tips and tricks they’ll be able to put to use in the future. “The energy, pace, hockey knowledge and passion Dave brings is incredible,” said Erik Robitaille, one of PHA’s coaches. “The countless teaching moments and the things he says makes me want to bring a notepad and pen on the ice so I can capture it all.” King himself is impressed with what he’s seen from PHA in the short time the program has been in existence. “The quality of training on and off the ice is really second to none, and so it is a great

Dave King and Scott King offer tips and instruction during a recent practice at the Prairie Hockey Academy. experience for a young player,” King said. “This is a new concept, these sport academies, and I think they are proving to be very successful and a great experience for youngsters.” The Cougars currently hold a 12-17-10 record, good enough for 11th place in the 14-team CSSHL Elite 15 division. The Midget Varsity Cougars, meanwhile, find themselves with a 7-6-3-1 record and in fifth place in their league, but with at least three games in hand on everyone else in the eight-team loop. They’re in action during the second annual Midget Varsity Prairie Classic this weekend.

AAA Warriors split weekend games

Warriors fall 5-2 in Prince Albert before rebounding for 5-3 win over Beardy’s Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

You’ll have to excuse the Moose Jaw AAA Warriors if they seemed a bit discombobulated, shellshocked even, after falling 4-2 to the Prince Albert Mintos in Prince Albert on Saturday. The defeat – combined with a 5-3 setback to Regina a week ago -- was their second loss in a row, something that had happened only once prior this Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League season, and their only back-to-back losses since way back in mid November. But you don’t have the kind of record the Warriors have without a bit of resiliency, and the Tribe weren’t about to let the slide get any worse as they rebounded with a 5-3 win over the Beardy’s Blackhawks in their final contest against the folding team on Sunday. The split sees the Warriors now hold a 29-10-1-0 record, four points back of the first-place Pat Canadians with a game in hand , three points up on the Saskatoon Contacts with two games in hand and four games remaining in the regular season. Prince Albert 4 Warriors 2 Taking the ice for the weekend without two of their top players in defenceman Max Wanner and captain Atley Calvert – both of whom are emergency call-ups for the Moose Jaw Warriors of the WHL – the AAAs still managed to push the Mintos to the limit.

Warriors forward Kirk Mullen keeps a close eye on Prince Albert’s Chase Pauls in the corner. Lucas Punkari/Prince Albert Daily Herald photo Things looked good for the Warriors in the early going, as Kyle Forster scored the lone goal of the opening frame and Ben Wourms-Rowe game Moose Jaw a 2-1 lead out of the second period. But Dawson Springer and Ashton Ferster scored goals 37 seconds apart in the first two minutes of the third and Tyler McMillen would add an insurance marker with 3:15 to play as the Mintos picked up the home-ice win. McMillen also had the Mintos’ first goal.

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Chase Coward made 20 saves in the Warriors goal, Spencer Welke stopped 33 for Prince Albert. Warriors 5, Beardy’s 3 The Warriors and Blackhawks went on an offensive tear in Moose Jaw’s final visit to Willow Cree Memorial Sport Centre, recording more than 100 shots on goal between the two teams before the visitors prevailed. It was Blackhawks who would strike first, though, as Holden Doell scored a pair of first period goals to give Beardy’s a 2-0 lead with 7:52 to play in the frame. Chris Otterson would get one back before the period was out, though, and neither team would score in the second. The floodgates opened for the Warriors in the third, beginning with Forster tying the game 1:49 in before Austin Reschney gave Moose Jaw their first lead of the game at 11:29. Doell would complete his hat trick with a power play goal at 10:26, but that set the stage for Ethan Peters to play the late-game hero as he scored on the man advantage himself with 5:33 remaining. Davis Fry added an empty netter to cap the contest. Coward had one of the busier games in recent outings, facing 41 shots, but Kris Johnson faced a ton more rubber at the other end of the ice, making 61 saves on the afternoon, including 28 in the second period alone. The Warriors are back in action Wednesday, Nov. 12 when they travel to Wilcox to face the Notre Dame Hounds.

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Annual event honours players and builders who had impact on hockey club throughout team history Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

When the Moose Jaw Warriors held their annual Warriors and Legends Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday, the event took place in one of the newest and best junior hockey arenas in Western Canada. But if it wasn’t for one of this year’s inductees and his fellow forward-thinkers back in the late-70s and early-80s, none of it – the Western Hockey League team, the Hall of Fame, Mosaic Place – might not even exist. Lorne Humphreys, one of the original founders of the community-owned franchise, was joined by a pair of standout defenceman in Chris Armstrong and Harlan Anderson as the 2019 inductees on the Wall of Fame located on the north wall of the Mosaic Place concourse.

“I was pretty surprised, I was proud of the career I had here, but I wasn’t expecting to go into the Hall of Fame any time soon,” -Harlan Anderson Humphreys led the original group of founders who petitioned the WHL for a new or relocated franchise in June 1982. Things didn’t look good at first, as Edmonton and New Westminster had also applied for teams, but dogged determination proved positive, and the WHL announced on Dec. 3, 1983 that

Lorne Humphreys, Harlan Anderson and Chris Armstrong were inducted into the Warriors and Legends Hall of Fame on Friday night.

team governors had approved the sale and transfer of the Winnipeg Warriors to Moose Jaw. The rest, as they say, is history. “I’m so happy that it’s gone on well and stuff and this is an incredible honour,” Humphreys said. “You look back then, we weren’t playing Regina and Saskatoon and P.A., and if you don’t have those cities, you’re missing out on a big gate… we knew it would be more expensive, but we had the doubt, the black wolf and the hope, the white wolf. And which one wins out in the end? It’s the one you feed. So we kept feeding it that way and things turned our way. We got the franchise and it turned out well.” Armstrong played for the Warriors from 1991-92 through 1994-95, playing

240 games for the Tribe and emerging as one of the league’s top defencemen. After putting up 68 points in 1993-94, Armstrong was named a WHL First Team All-Star and CHL Second Team All-Star before going on to finish his career with the Warriors with 41 goals, 192 points to sit third all-time in Warriors defenceman scoring. Armstrong was drafted in the third round by the Florida Panthers in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft and had a long pro hockey career covering more than 800 games over 14 years in the AHL, IHL and German professional league. “You never expect to get that call, so I was very honoured and humbled to be included with this,” Armstrong said of receiving the phone call from his

former captain, Derek Kletzel. “It had been years since I talked to Kletz and I went from a state of ‘oh no, what had happened’ to a place of real speechnessless. You never expect to get something like this and it almost instantly took me back to a time where I was here, and you start going through all the players you played with and the things we experienced. I thought about a lot of things I hadn’t thought about for a long time, a lot of great memories of my time here in Moose Jaw.” Anderson’s career covered the 19992000 season through 2002-03, serving as the 19th captain in Warriors history in his overage season. The offensively gifted rearguard finished with 32 goals and 139 points in 258 games – but it was his post-WHL career where things became really interesting. Anderson quickly made use of his four years of scholarship money, signing with the University of Alberta Golden Bears and playing five seasons with the USports powerhouse. He would win three national championships, and was named the University Cup MVP in 2006 to go along with the Canada West Most Outstanding Defenceman and Most Valuable Player in 2008. “I was pretty surprised, I was proud of the career I had here, but I wasn’t expecting to go into the Hall of Fame any time soon,” Anderson said of his nomination. “I’m honoured to be here… I was happy to play here and I was proud to play, any time I asked where I played and I said ‘Moose Jaw’ people were very interested. It’s amazing what’s been done here and that I was able to be a part of it.”

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Warriors better but still take weekend sweep at hands of Blades Blades take 8-2 win in opener on Saturday before Warriors pick up point in 4-3 OT loss in Saskatoon Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

When the Saskatoon Blades defeated the Moose Jaw Warriors 8-2 in Western Hockey League action at Mosaic Place on Saturday night, they made sure to let the Warriors know it. A lot of talking, a lot of braggadocio, the kind of thing that gets teams fired up for a rematch. When the two teams were back on the ice Sunday afternoon, you can bet the Blades were a bit more quiet in the later stages of the third period. While Saskatoon would go on to a 4-3 win in overtime, the close call of nearly losing to a team with an average age close to 17, with 10 rookies in their lineup, four affiliated players and most of their veteran core injured, well, that’ll keep you humble for sure. Logan Doust and Ryder Korczak scored 1:20 apart early in the third period as the Warriors overcame a 3-1 deficit in the final frame before settling for the OT loss and snapping a run of six games without a point. Tristen Robins scored the game winner on a re-directed shot from the point with 50 seconds left in overtime. “I think any time you lose 8-2 you’re looking for some sort of response and I think we had that tonight,” said Warriors head coach Mark O’Leary. “We talk about our group being a little bit fragile, and it might have been easy for them after two periods to say ‘here we go again’. But we picked ourselves up once again, dug in a little and got right after them in the third period. I was really proud of the response for sure.” Garrett Wright scored the Warriors’ first goal 7:47 into the third as they trailed 2-1 after the first and 3-1 through two. With captain Owen Hardy, overage defenceman Carson Sass, NHL draft prospect Daemon Hunt and veteran defenceman Cayde Augustine joining rookies Cole Jordan and Eric Alarie in the press box with injuries, the Warriors were forced to play with four affiliated players in 15-year-olds Josh Hoekstra and Jagger Firkus along with Midget AAA Warriors call-ups Atley Calvert and Max Wanner. “It’s just doubling down on what we are,” O’Leary said. “We’re a young group, so energy and enthusiasm is what it’s all about. Sometimes your team is too young to know any better or know the pressure, and I thought our guys showed some poise here tonight and that’s fine, that’s good experience for them. “It was a fun afternoon for the whole group, I think, and it’s not a win but we put ourselves in a position here where we can feel good about going on the road, for sure.” Warriors goaltender Brock Gould put together his best performance in a Warriors uniform, stopping 44 of 48 shots including a slew of difficult saves in the third as

Saskatoon Blades forward Riley McKay leaps to get out of the way of a point shot in front of Warriors goaltender Boston Bilous.

Saskatoon pressed for the winner. Evan Patrician, Martin Fasko-Rudas and Scott Walford had the Blades other goals. One night earlier, it was the Warriors who got off to a blazing start, outshooting Saskatoon 10-1 at one point in the first period and taking a 2-1 lead out of the opening frame on goals from Doust and Martin Lang. It was all Saskatoon from there, though, as they scored four in the second and added another three in the third on the way to their commanding win. Robins and Colton Dach each scored twice, Nolan Kneen, Caiden Daly, Riley McKay and former Warriors defenceman Matthew Sanders scored for Saskatoon. Boston Bilous made 35 saves in the Warriors goal, Koen McInnes stopped 27 for Saskatoon. The Warriors are now 12-34-3-0 on the season and sit three points ahead of the last place Swift Current Broncos. With the 2020 Scotties Tournament of Hearts taking over Mosaic Place (see related story), the Warriors head out on the road for the biennial swing through the

U.S. division, beginning Wednesday, Feb. 12 in Spokane and covering six games in 10 days. Next home action comes Friday, Feb. 28 in the first game of a home-and-home set with the Broncos.

Warriors Martin Lang, Logan Doust, Calder Anderson and Chase Hartje celebrate Doust’s goal late in the first period Saturday.

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Three teams finish tied for first in Original 16 Cash League Seaborn Insurance, KMS, BTN Accountants hold 14-3 records; playoff set to begin next month Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

The regular season is in the books for the Great Western Original 16 Cash League, and if the final standings are any indication, the playoffs are going to be exceptionally interesting. Three teams – Seaborn Insurance (Joel Jordison), KMS (Ben Gamble) and BTN Chartered Accountants (Danielle Sicinski – all finished tied atop the league standing with 14-3 records, while Tax Team (Murray Stroeder) are right behind at 13-4. All four league leaders picked up wins on the final night of league play Wednesday at the Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre, but none made it look easy. For Jordison, it was a bit of a battle and he would go on to a 6-5 win over Kal Tire (Bob Desjarlais, 12-5). Desjarlais got off to a great start with three in the first end, but Jordison picked up points the next three ends and the two teams would leave the fifth-end break tied 4-4. The two squads would exchange single points the rest of the way, with Jordison taking one in eight for the win. Things were just as scary for Sicinski in the early going against Ackerman Ag (Patrick Ackerman, 4-13), as the underdogs scored in the first three ends to build a 4-0 lead. That would be the last time Ackerman would pick up points in the game, though, as Sicinski scored three in the fourth, stole one in five and two more

in six to take a 5-4 lead. A blank in seven and another steal of two in the eighth would give Sicinski the 8-4 win. Gamble also needed a comeback against Easy Care Living (Lorraine Arguin, 7-10) after Arguin put up a three spot in the fifth end to take a 5-2 lead. Gamble would get all of that back in the sixth, though, and steals the next two ends would give him an 8-5 win. It wouldn’t have seemed right if Stroeder kept pace with an easy night, and sure enough, he too needed a late rally to find a win over Protec Video (Wade Gray, 4-13).

Gray picked up points in three straight ends to lead 3-1 through four, but Stroeder chipped away with singles in the fifth and sixth before stealing deuces in seven and eight for a 7-3 victory. John’s Music (Ryan Wenarchuk, 12-5) kept pace with the leaders with a comfortable 8-3 win over Walchuk Masonry (Ralph Courtnage, 7-10). Wenarchuk picked up two in the second and stole four in the third for a 6-1 lead, and after Courtnage got two back in the fourth, brought the game to an early end with another deuce in the fifth.

Matt Froehlich (9-8) ensured an above-.500 regular-season finish with a 7-1 win over EMJ Marketing (Joe Gunnis, 6-11), building a 5-0 lead through three ends and after Gunnis scored one in four, closing things out with a deuce in the fifth. Two teams at the bottom of the standings each capped their regular-season campaigns with wins. Kelsey Noyes (3-14) and her junior foursome tied 3-3 with Barb Wallace (4-13) through three ends, but scored one in the fifth and followed with single steals the next two ends. Wallace got one back in the eighth, but it wouldn’t be enough as Noyes took a 6-4 win. Main Street Strength and Conditioning (Jazmin Ackerman, 3-14) also put together a late rally to defeat Paws N Play (David Gray, 8-9). Gray built a 4-2 lead through the first five ends, but it was Ackerman who closed out strong with singles in six and seven to tie the game before a steal of two in the eighth gave her the 6-4 victory. With the Scotties Tournament of Hearts taking over Mosaic Place – and specifically the HeartStop Lounge in the Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre – for the next three weeks, the Original 16 Cash League will go on hiatus, with playoffs beginning Mar. 4.



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‘Cookie-cutter approach’ with federal funding doesn’t work, says mayor Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express The recent Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) convention was an opportunity for Moose Jaw’s elected officials to speak with provincial and federal representatives about issues affecting the community. Nearly 1,000 representatives from Saskatchewan’s cities, towns, villages, resort villages and northern municipalities gathered in Regina from Feb. 2 to 5 for the 115th annual convention. It was also during this convention that SUMA rebranded itself as the Municipalities of Saskatchewan (MOS). Mayor Fraser Tolmie said he was pleased with how the convention went, especially since this was his second time chairing the City Mayors Caucus and he felt more comfortable in the role. One of his major tasks was chairing the bear pit session and ensuring it ran smoothly; the session featured the premier and his cabinet taking questions from delegates for an hour. “It’s about an hour-long task, but it’s a fairly intense period,” he said. Tolmie was grateful that the other mayors nominated him for the position two years ago. He added that he would not seek another term as chair of the 18-member group once his time was over. One guest at the convention was the president of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). Tolmie spoke with the man about issues affecting Moose Jaw and how the FCM can help municipalities better advocate the federal government. One particular concern Tolmie had was in how municipalities access federal funding. He pointed out

the programs the federal government develops don’t always suit communities in Western Canada. For example, while developing the 2020 budget, city council had to seek permission from the province to use federal funds for the cast iron water main replacement program that were originally earmarked for transportation. “We have to move away from the cookie-cutter approach … ,” Fraser said. “It’s a challenge that not every community has the same needs. Therefore, our priorities in our community need to be addressed. When we try and do that, it’s almost like a lottery trying to get federal and provincial dollars to suit programs that we need in our community.” This funding should be easily accessible since this is money that the municipality contributes in taxes, he continued. What council wants is a fair model that ensures predictable funding for the community. It was the FCM that encouraged the federal government to double how much gas tax funding municipalities re-

ceived. Other issues raised during the MOS convention that affect all communities focused on mental health, infrastructure and methamphetamine. Tolmie thought the provincial government was aware of these concerns and was working to address them. While the provincial government said it would not share any of the taxes generated through cannabis sales — “only” $11 million, according to the Ministry of Finance — it indicated there would be an increase in municipal revenue sharing to $278 million from $251 million, or 11 per cent. “I’m very happy with that,” said Tolmie. Part of that municipal revenue comes from projects municipalities undertake since PST has been tacked onto large construction projects for the past couple of years, he explained. Municipalities would prefer to be exempt from having to pay PST on such projects; Tolmie was unsure just how much money Moose Jaw would receive from municipal revenue sharing. The renaming of Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association to Municipalities of Saskatchewan was something that began before Tolmie joined the executive, he said. The change happened since some federal officials were confused about who SUMA and the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) were and who they represented. “We felt we had to differentiate ourselves … ,” he added. “We will continue to build relationships with SARM. It was in the best interest of MOS for the name to change.”

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Local woman joins snowmobile crew riding across Saskatchewan for cancer research

On the Front Porch by Wanda Smith

Larissa Kurz - Moose Jaw Express

Love Never Stops Loving For most of our married lives, I’ve been a part-time working or working-from-home wife and mom. We have made many sacrifices because of that decision but looking back, I wouldn’t change it even if I could do it all over again. Most of the responsibilities rested on my shoulders that went along with home, yard and kids for which I was open and willing to do so. Recently, though, I was asked to cover for a lengthy holiday time that a fellow co-worker was taking so I agreed to work her shift as well. The night before I started my first week of fulltime work, I felt “off.” The only thing I could chalk it up to was a feeling of grieving. That feeling caught me off guard. In all my years of being a mom, I’ve never had to consider taking on a full-time position. Somehow, by the grace of God, we’ve made it through all those years yet here I am facing a few weeks of full-time position, pushing me beyond what I’ve known. I felt as though I was grieving what I would miss by not being at home. It was a good reminder for me to be grateful for all those moments, days and years I’ve had the privilege of being at home to raise our sweet peas. It’s also a good reminder that all those sacrifices both Hubby and I have made to make this thing called “marriage” and “family” work have been worth it. Keeping in mind with the Valentine’s Day theme I’ve been on lately, my thoughts go to what true love really is. True love is sacrifice. True love is putting others’ needs before our own needs. True love is listening. Hugging. Smiling. Cleaning up messes. Wiping noses (and the opposite end). True love is working hard. Playing hard. It is being kind when we haven’t been talked to kindly. It is turning the other cheek and blessing our partner or child. True love has boundaries and at times, has to be tough. It is spending time together. True love is showing respect. It is cherishing and valuing one another. True love “...is large and incredibly patient. Love is gentle and consistently kind to all. It refuses to be jealous when blessing comes to someone else. Love does not brag about one’s achievements nor inflate its own importance. Love does not traffic in shame and disrespect, nor selfishly seek its own honor. Love is not easily irritated or quick to take offense. Love joyfully celebrates honesty and finds no delight in what is wrong. Love is a safe place of shelter, for it never stops believing the best for others. Love never takes failure as defeat, for it never gives up. Love never stops loving.” (1 Cor. 13:4-8a TPT) We were created for relationship. Each of us has a desire to belong. Look around at all the clubs and groups, social media connections, sports teams and even gangs... everyone wants to belong to someone or something. There’s a story of a man named Christopher McCandless who turned his back on society and lived in the Alaskan wilderness to escape people. Interestingly, he discovered that he missed those very same people; realizing happiness was meant to be shared. We are made to share our lives with others, even if we don’t think we need them. Despite the ups and downs of married life, I can confidently say it feels good to grow “older” together. Dear ones, may your love never stop loving because love never fails. 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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For Wanda Latimer, joining the Prairie Women on Snowmobiles’ annual provincial charity ride was a decision she’ll never forget. As a breast cancer survivor herself, the trip to raise money and awareness for cancer research is incredibly meaningful. “It’s actually been an incredible experience, riding with these

experience. You have to try this out.’ And I thought, yeah, I’m going to do this and I’m glad that I made that decision.” Latimer’s diagnosis was back in 2013, which is when she underwent two surgeries and chemotherapy treatment before reaching remission. She is amazed and grateful to see the advances in cancer treatments that have occurred since then, which makes advocacy very important to her. “My five-year was in 2018 and things are good and so now, I’m here to sort of give back in a way,” said Latimer. “Already, there has been a change in the treatment for my type of cancer since I was diagnosed in 2013, so it just shows you that research is making things better for people with cancer.” Roger Lohman, a representative from the Canadian Cancer Society, was there to see the Prairie Women on Snowmobiles at their stop in Moose Jaw and he felt the mission was giving

Wanda Latimer, one of the core riders in this year’s Prairie Women on Snowmobiles mission for cancer research, spoke about her experience as a breast cancer survivor and physical therapist who has worked with other breast cancer patients. ladies,” said Latimer. “It’s quite something to see, all of us in a line, and it’s quite something to be a part of. If I’m up front and I look back, there’s eight sleds behind me and it’s pretty cool.” Latimer is just one member of the group of 10 women who embarked on their journey on Feb. 2, beginning in Humboldt with a banquet. They reached Moose Jaw three days later, to be greeted by a crowd gathered at the Eagles Club. About 185 tickets to the evening were sold, and the Eagles raised a total of $2,400 to donate to the Prairie Women on Snowmobiles’ causes. For Latimer, who lives in Regina and whose husband works here in Moose Jaw, the support shown by a community so close to home was heartwarming. Latimer decided to ride with the mission for the first time this year, joining the team for their 20th mission out on the snowy plains of Saskatchewan. The mission is focused not only on raising money for the Canadian Cancer Society and Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan, but also on advocating for the importance of cancer education. The crew stops in several small towns each day, meeting and celebrating cancer survivors all over the province as part of their trip. At every stop, they have taken time to perform a pinning ceremony with any cancer survivors who have come out to see them. The pinning ceremony is actually how Latimer first participated in the campaign. She met a pair of past core riders who told her about their experience with the mission and performed a pinning ceremony for her, to honour her victory over cancer, and convinced her to join the Prairie Women on Snowmobiles. “It was very touching,” said Latimer. “And so they coaxed me along and they said, ‘Come on, Wanda, this is a great

Wanda Latimer (L) presented a specialized pin from the Prairie Women on Snowmobiles to local breast cancer survivor Glenna Schwartz. more than just a monetary donation. “It’s just great that they’re able to fundraise all this money for cancer research and different programs, but it also just shows the sisterhood that they are able to build,” said Lohman. “It’s about the sisterhood, the friendships and I think that’s what really Saskatchewan is all about, is community.” To date, the Prairie Women on Snowmobiles annual mission has raised over $2.5 million for breast cancer research. The trip continued on from Moose Jaw to Marquis, Eyebrow, Elbow, and Outlook on Feb. 6, and finished on Feb. 7 in Martensville. “Our biggest message is early detection. So go for your tests and do your breast self-examinations, male or female,” said Latimer.

This year’s core team for Mission 2020 from the Prairie Women on Snowmobiles, with local breast cancer survivor Glenna Schwartz (in pink).


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

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

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LOIS W. ZERR November 26, 1930 January 28, 2020 Lois passed away peacefully with her family around her at the Dr. F H Wigmore Regional Hospital, in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. She was born and raised on a farm near Chaplin SK, by her parents Henry and Bertha Bradley along with her eight siblings. She greatly missed her husband John, who predeceased her in 2016. Lois is also predeceased by her siblings, Raymond Hammerness, Margaret Hammerness, Hazel Dueck, Dorothy Coombs, and Lorraine Monroe. Lois was a loving and caring mother to her children, Kevin (Heidi) Zerr of Airdrie AB, and Cheryl (Nathan) Haw of Coutts, AB. Lois is also survived by her brother, Duane Bradley in Winnipeg; her two sisters, Marion (Terrence) Solberg in Herbert and Kay Canitz in Saskatoon; her sister in law Freida Fauchon in Saskatoon; as well as many nieces and nephews. Lois was a faithful member of the Lutheran Church, so we ask that in lieu of flowers, consider a donation to Canadian Lutheran World Relief (600 177 Lombard Avenue, Winnipeg , MB, R3B 0W5). A Memorial Service will be held later this spring in Moose Jaw. In living memory of Lois a memorial planting will be made by Jones - Parkview Funeral Services. Please sign the memorial register at website: wjjonesandson. com or parkviewfuneralchapel.ca (Obituaries). Stephanie Lowe - Funeral Director

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EARL BOAN Earl passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 2, 2020, at the age of 92. Born in Rouleau, SK in 1927, his family moved to different areas around Moose Jaw including Tugaske, SK; and later south of Moose Jaw in the community of Buttress, SK where he attended Red Lake School. He joined the army at the age of 17, training in Saskatoon, Manitoba and British Columbia. Thankfully the war ended before he was sent overseas. He later trained as a Psychiatric Nurse at Valley View Centre (training school) where he met his wife Edna, who was a year behind him in training. They were married in 1959 and later purchased farm land south of Moose Jaw, where they raised their family. They stayed on the farm for over forty years before moving into an apartment in Moose Jaw. Earl was also an Addictions Councilor at the Angus Campbell Centre for a number of years. Earl had a laugh that you could hear for miles and always enjoyed a good (or bad) joke. He belonged to many groups and clubs including the Toastmasters for many years, where he received many awards. Earl was also a Legion member for 45 years. Some of his many enjoyments included baseball, hockey, curling, square dancing, bowling, camping with family, going on tours and bus trips. He is predeceased by his parents, Ronald and Tena; his siblings, Cliff, Hazel, and Jessie; and his daughter in law, Sue. Earl is survived by his wife of 60 years, Edna; his children, Dale (Virna), Terry, and Brenda (Wes); his grandchildren, Carly, Wyatt, Colton (Kaitlyn) and Chayse; his great grandchildren, Mary, Lilliana, Amy and Logan; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will take place Saturday, February 8, at 1:00PM in the JonesParkview Chapel (474 Hochelaga St. W., Moose Jaw). Reverend Tim Ellis will officiate. Interment will take place at Sunset Cemetery following the service. In lieu of flowers, please donate to you favorite local charity. In living memory of Earl a memorial planting will be made by Jones - Parkview Funeral Services. Please sign the memorial register at website: www.wjjonesandson. com or www.parkviewfuneralchapel.ca (Obituaries).

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$11 million ag research projects cover range of interests By Ron Walter - For Agri-Mart Express

Nearly $11 million in research grants for agriculture from the Agriculture Development Fund was announced at the Crop Production Show in Saskatoon. The $10.98 million will fund 47 projects with 15 in canola, 10 in pulses, nine in oilseeds, seven in cereals. The University of Saskatchewan receives $6.6 million of the grants which are funded by government and industry partners. An interesting project of just over $1 million will study diversity, domestication, discovery and delivery of wheat. The project will domesticate exotic/wild wheat and look for wild wheat genes that are disease resistant. A $250,000 project studies the interaction of boron and calcium to reduce club root disease in canola. A $180,000 project seeks to transfer club root resistant genes from black mustard to canola. A $93,000 project will do a survey and education on herbicide-resistant weeds across the Prairies. A $250,000 program will investigate value of mustard fibre and protein for the food industry. Developing a fast-dry durum for early harvest gets $142,900. A project to develop “cold tolerance” will try to identify canola and soybean genes that will allow early season germination and crop establishment. A $265,000 project will work on identifying benefits and drawbacks of diverse crops in cereal/canola/pulse rotations. Lodging resistance in barley is the subject of a $130,000 project, An $80,000 project will study development of an eco-friendly light weight veneer from crop residue for construction. A pea starch study got $295,000. Extracting commercial products and checking health aspects of phenolics from berries got $250,000. Looking for new tools to manage wild oats received $179,000. Production of phenolic compounds from ethanol co-product received $360,000. Production of fuel-like pellets from agricultural residues got $350,000. A $60,000 project investigates remote sensing of plant stress. Integrating herbicides with mechanical weed control got $212,000. Screening wild lentil germa-plasm for resistance to fusarium got $432,000. Food and beverage use of minimally processed pulse proteins got $300,000. Eliminating herbicide-resistant kochia weed got $205,000.



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COMING EVENTS Please note that coming events are placed where space is available and that priority is given to local non-profit groups and organizations.

GOOD FOOD BOX – Hunger in Moose Jaw, contact Kathleen Dempkey 306.693.0754: Now accept debit and credit card payments. Money due 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. BOOK CLUB FEATURING THE BOOK FROM HERE TO ETERNITY: TRAVELING THE WORLD TO FIND THE GOOD DEATH BY CAITLIN DOUGHTY. The program will take place on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 7:00pm at the Public Library. Mortician Caitlin Doughty explores the death rituals and funeral customs practiced by cultures throughout the world and advocates for change to our own funeral industry. Admission is free. Everyone is welcome. THE MOOSE JAW STAMP CLUB will meet Wed., Feb. 12, and Wed., Feb. 26 at 7:00pm, in the Lindale School staffroom, 1322 11th Ave. NW (north entrance). Visitors are always welcome. Call 306-693-5705 for information. GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP FOR ALL BEREAVED Next Meeting: Wednesday, February 12 at 7:30pm at the Parkview Reception Centre, 474 Hochelaga St. W. (Please use east door off east parking lot). Everyone is Welcome. FRIENDSHIP DAY/VALENTINE’S DAY READOUT will be held on Thursday February 13 from 7-9pm at the Public Library. MJ Public Library, Festival of Words and Moose Jaw Night Writers invite you to Come out for the Valentine’s Day/Friendship Day themed readout! Anyone is welcome to read or listen to some local performers. Admission is free. Everyone is welcome. SASKPOWER’S NEW GAS PLANT & COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES LUNCHEON sponsored by MJ & District Chamber of Commerce will be held on Weds. Feb. 12th at the Heritage Inn from 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Registration $30pp. Register online at www.mjchamber.com or call 306.692.6414. JOURNEY2HOPE YOUTH CHAPTER “OPEN MIC NIGHT” featuring voices of “hope” from the Journey2Hope Youth Chapter as they share through original written/spoken/sung words. Come to listen…or come and share your own original writings of hope on February 13, 2020 7-9pm at EVOLVE Coffee Roasters/ Eatery/Bakery. Everyone Welcome! For more information please email journeytohope2019@gmail.com KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL #1534 VALENTINE’S SOCIAL STEAK & CHICKEN BBQ on Friday, February 14th at St. Joseph Parish Hall. Refreshments 5:30pm/Supper 6:30pm. Prizes, 50/50 draw. Tickets $20pp call Al at 306.692.7106 or David 306.692.8789 or Gerry 306.631.1610. Admission by ticket only. Tickets limited. BEREAVED PARENTS Grief Support Group for Parents who have experienced the death of a Child Next Meeting: Wednesday, February 19 from 7:30pm to 9:00pm at Parkview Reception Centre, 474 Hochelaga St. W. (Please use east door off east parking lot). Everyone is Welcome. MOOSE JAW HOMEGROWN FARMERS MARKET is so excited to be invited by the Heritage Inn during the 2020 Scotties tournament of Hearts to set up an indoor farmers market. It will be set up at the Heritage Inn, in the Jubilee Room Feb 15, 16, and Feb 22nd. All handmade, home baked, homegrown and unique products will be available for your shopping pleasure. Whether you are staying at the Heritage Inn or catching the shuttle to and from the curling tournament pop in and say Hi and see what the Moose Jaw Homegrown Farmers Market has to offer. TO CELEBRATE IRENE GAUDAUR’S 90TH BIRTHDAY, A COME-AND-GO TEA will be hosted in the Rose Room at Providence Place (100 Second Ave NE) on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Drop in for a cup of tea! We hope to see you there! DANCE TO THE 50S & 60S WITH THE BROMANTICS on February 15th at Church of Our Lady Hall, 566 Vaughan St. Sponsored by The Friendly City Optimist Club. Proceeds to Youth Projects in the Community. Tickets $30pp Call or Text Lloyd Pethick cell 306.631.4129 or 306.694.4121; Brian Hauck cell 306.631.6127 or 306.693.6517. Doors open 7pm/Dance 8pm. Cash Bar and Lunch Served. Everyone Welcome. THE MOOSE JAW ART GUILD will meet on Fri. Feb. 21 at the Canadian Legion Hall, 268 High St. The program will be a “Show and Tell” of art pieces personally collected by the guild members. Call 306-692-5773 for information. Visitors are welcome. ISLAMIC ASSOCIATION OF MOOSE JAW FUNDRAISING DINNER WITH MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE will be held on Feb. 22nd at 5:00 p.m. at 60 Athabasca St. E. Cost: Adults $30/ Children $10. Come for a delicious meal and support your community – The objective is to spread awareness, cultural knowledge and contributions of the non-profit organization within Moose Jaw. WDM COFFEE CLUB will be held on Wednesday, February 26th at 10am. Join for a time of visiting and learning as a short program is shared about how the White Motor Company went from building sewing machines to unique steam-powered cars. Program includes coffee and

cookies. Everyone welcome. Cost $3 (does not include gallery admission.) WDM members FREE. URVIVORS OF SUICIDE Grief Support Group for those who have experienced the death of a Loved One by Suicide Next Meeting: Wed. February 26 from 7:30pm to 9:00pm at Parkview Reception Centre, 474 Hochelaga St. W. (Please use east door off east parking lot). Everyone is Welcome. MOTIVATIONAL GIFTS SEMINAR will be held on February 29th at Twin Lakes Ranch. Have you ever wondered what your gifting is? Come learn about it. Through this seminar you’ll discover and develop the gifts God has already placed inside of you. This seminar will inspire you to serve God and to serve others. The seminar will be taught by Larry Seeman, pastor of Foundation of life Church in Weyburn. Registration is required – free will offering. Details on website www.tlrm.net MEET LOCAL AUTHOR CAROL FERGUSON who wrote the book, ALS meets Christ at Hillcrest Apostolic Church, 1550 Main St. N on February 22nd at 2pm. GRIEFSHARE offered at Minto United Church will offer 2 separate classes– a 13-week seminar and support group will be held on Tuesday afternoons, starting March 3rd from 2-4pm or on Wednesday evenings, starting March 4th from 7-9pm at Minto United Church. Cost is $25 and includes workbook. This is for people experiencing grief from loss of a loved one. Videos, workbooks and discussion time give participants encouragement, useful advice and hope. For information and to register call Minto @306.693.6148r Leon @306.631.9044. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION – Branch 59 Moose Jaw, 268 High St W: Contact 306-692-5453 Like us on Facebook @ Royal Canadian Legion Branch 59 Moose Jaw. VETERANS’ MORNING COFFEE - Monday-Saturday @ 10:00 am CRIBBAGE – Tuesdays @ 1:30 pm - Please sign-in by 1:00 pm DARTS – Thursdays @ 7:00 pm - in the auditorium – everyone welcome SUPPERS - Fridays @ 5:30 pm - Please purchase tickets or call put tickets on hold by the previous Wednesday SHUFFLEBOARD – Fridays @ 7:00 pm - Drop-in League – Bring friends!! MEAT DRAW FUNDRAISER - Saturdays @ 3:00 pm – Open to the public -- Everyone welcome FOOT CARE CLINIC for Legion Members – February 26th - please call for an appointment MEALS ON WHEELS Volunteers and Coordinator needed for March 2-7th. Please call the office if you can spare just one hour a day during this time. ZION’S VILLAGE FLEA MARKET – Fri, Mar. 20-1-6 p.m., Sat, Mar. 21--10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Zion is looking for entries for their upcoming flea market. Accepting application on a first come first basis, apply early to avoid disappointment. $25/table or two for $40, maximum three tables. Table rentals are not confirmed until payment is received. Free Admission, collecting food bank items at door. Concession & Penny Parade Table. For more info please contact the church office at 306-692-3842. MOOSE JAW & DISTRICT SENIORS’ ASSOCIATION @Timothy Eaton Garden – 101-510 Main St N. For more information or the regular listing of ongoing daily events call 306-694-4223 or mjsenior@ sasktel.net ONGOING PROGRAMS: EVERY WEEKDAY. Please check with MJ & District Seniors to find out what these are. Service Canada – CPP & Old Age Security Free Information Session -Thurs. Feb. 13th from 10:30-11:30am in Card Room. Mini 500 Tournament – Thurs. Feb. 13th from 1-3:30pm in the Card Room. Valentines Breakfast – Fri. Feb 14-8-11am. Café cost $6.36. Potluck – Sun. Feb. 16 – 5-8pm. Café cost $1pp. Family Day Holiday – Closed - Mon. Feb. 17 Age Friendly – Learning Series 2020 “Healthy Aging” FREE Information Session Weds. Feb. 19 - 11:30am-noon in Card Room. Annual Volunteer Appreciation Banquet Thurs. Feb. 20 5pm Cocktails/5:30 Meal in XYZ Auditorium Centre Dance with “Len Gadica” Sat. March 7 - 7:3011pm in XYZ Auditorium COSMO SENIORS’ CENTRE, 235 Third Ave. N.E. For more information call (306) 692-6072. TOPS WED. FEB. 12 & 19-8:30am COSMO BRIDGE LEAGUE WED. FEB. 12 & 19-1pm/MON. FEB. 24-1pm. Cost $2pp includes prizes. COSMO FLOOR SHUFFLEBOARD WED. FEB. 12 & 191pm/MON. FEB. 24-1pm. Cost $2pp includes prizes LIBERTE DANCE WED. FEB. 12 & 19-5:30pm/ FEB. 115:30pm COSMO LINE DANCE WITH DONNA THURS. FEB. 13 & 20-10am. Cost $3pp SCRABBLE FRI. FEB. 14 & 21 -1pm COSMO MINI BRIDGE TOURNAMENT FRI. FEB. 21-1pm. Cost $5pp includes snacks & prizes. COSMO HAND & FOOT CANASTA MON. FEB. 24-7pm. Cost $2pp includes prizes COSMO MINI CANASTA TOURNAMENT FRI. FEB. 141pm. Cost $5pp includes snacks & prizes COSMO JAM SESSION TUES. FEB. 18- 9:30am. Cost $2pp FRIENDSHIP BRIDGE TUES. FEB. 11 & 18-7pm. Cost $2pp includes prizes COSMO SOCIAL DANCE SAT. FEB. 15-7:30pm with band

Al & Company. Cost $15pp includes lunch 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! Jam Session on February 28th from 7pm till 11pm. Come on out for a variety of musical entertainment Everyone Welcome!! Valentine’s Dinner and Dance Friday February 14th 6pm-12am. Supper will be Roast Beef, Mash Potatoes, Yorkshire, Gravy, Vegetables, Salads and Dessert. Price: Members- $20/Non Members $25/ Music - Harry Startup. Tickets MUST be purchased in advance by Feb 11th. Hall Rentals; give us a call! SCRAPS HAS MANY ADOPTABLE CATS. They are vaccinated, spayed and neutered and have tattoo identification. If you have a forever home for one of these superstar kitties, please call SCRAPS cat line at 306.684.9048. INFORMED CHOICES PREGNANCY CENTRE IS HOSTING A SUPPORT GROUP FOR THOSE WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED PERINATAL (MISCARRIAGE AND STILLBIRTH) AND INFANT LOSS every first Wednesday evening of each month at 679 Hall St. W at 7pm. It is open to women and men for sharing, understanding and support as a walk through a grief journey that is unique and often misunderstood. FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES 3395, 561 Home St. W, Moose Jaw. Monday Night Crib 7:00pm Everyone welcome. Wednesday Night Darts 7:30 pm Live Music every Friday and Saturday night ELKS FUNDRAISER MEAT DRAW RAFFLES are held every Friday evening at 5:30 PM in the Legion lounge. There are eight chances to win meat, a teddy bear draw and a 50-50 draw. It’s a great way to start the weekend! Funds raised support Elks projects. FLK TAOIST TAI CHI SOCIETY invites you to join in to practice the art of Taoist Tai Chi. Beginner Classes each Wednesday 6:00-7:00pm and each Saturday 11:00 am- 12:00 noon at St. Andrews Social Hall - 60 Athabasca St. Call Elaine (306)693-9034 or email moosejaw@taoist.org LINE DANCING CLASSES every Monday from 10-11:30am at Church of Our Lady, 566 Vaughn St. Cost $3 per class. Everyone welcome. For more information call Donna Douglas @306.692.7365. MOOSE JAW CONCERT BAND: If you play an instrument, you are welcome to join the Moose Jaw Concert Band. Rehearsals are Thursdays at 7:15 p.m. in the Vanier Collegiate Band room. If you need more info, please e-mail kurt.gillett@gmail.com . ASPERGER’S PEER SUPPORT GROUP FOR ADULTS meets at Moose Jaw Public Library the last Monday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Come and share ideas, experiences and have some fun. For more info call CMHA at 306.692.4240. TUESDAYS BINGO at Church of Our Lady Parish Hall; 7 p.m. start. Doors open at 6 p.m. MOOSE JAW MULTICULTURAL COUNCIL INC. WOMEN’S GROUP meets every Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Church of God Basement, 50 Hochelaga St. E. Practice English; coffee & snacks; build new friendships; clothing swaps; activities & support. Everyone Welcome. Places for children to play. Contact Melissa for more information at 306-693-4677. MOOSE JAW BAND CITY BAND: Band practices held Monday evenings 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. in the Legion (upstairs ballroom), 268 High Street W. Can you play a reed or brass instrument? Amateur or advanced musicians welcome. Bring your favorite swing melodies. To learn more, come to band practice or contact the band leader at 693-6262. SEA CADETS is Open to Teens 12-18: the program is free and is sponsored by the Department of National Defense and the Navy League branch. You have the opportunity to learn to sail, learn rope work and other ship operations as in navigation semaphore and communication, and also have the opportunity to travel with the Sea Cadet deployments to places like India, Japan and other coastal communities, but let’s not forget about summer training. You can go to summer camp for 2,3 or 4-week courses and you are given a training bonus, so that’s like getting paid to go to camp. Cadets meet Monday nights at 6:30 p.m. at the Armouries at the top of Main St. THE FRIENDLY CITY OPTIMIST CLUB invites everyone to meetings at the Heritage Inn on the second Tuesday of each month. Social at 5:30 p.m./ Supper at 6:00 p.m./meeting at 6:30 p.m. Socials dates and places vary. Contact Lloyd Pethick for more information at 306.694.4121. INFORMED CHOICES Pregnancy Centre. 679 Hall St. W Regular Open Office Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10-5.

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Beth Vance REALTOR® 631-0886

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Move right in! Neat & tidey inside and out! Welcoming entry, sunny living room. Dining area with galley kitchen. Spacious finished loft master bedroom. Basement is finished, bath, bedroom, laundry and storage. Patio, deck, shed, garage!

Excellent family home with fully finished basement. 3 bedrooms on main floor. Large eat in kitchen with lots of cabinets. 3 season sun room overlooks fully fenced back yard. Updated windows.

Feel the warmth and charm of the leaded glass, beam ceilings, hardwood floors, bay window. Entertaining sized living room, fireplace in den. Formal dining room. 4 bedrooms upstairs. Basement developed. Garage.

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Executive styled condos in West Park starting at $485,000 Open concept designs, over 1500 sq ft and up! Soaring windows, gas fireplaces, stunning custom kitchens, granite counter tops. Walk out basements! Seeing is believing!!!

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Many updates have been done in this affordable Spacious open concept condo. U shaped kitchen with starter home. Excellent location to school, playground abundance of cabineets, counter space, eat up peninsula, and transportation. 2 bedroom bungalow. Fenced good size dining area with patio doors to west facing yard, off street parking. covered balcony. Building has elevator, wide hallways, heated parking and more!!

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Provincial Archives now available online through new catalogue Larissa Kurz into your life! To finish off Archives Week in the province, the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan has launched a new online catalogue that is more easily shared with both the public and other archival catalogues. The new software will make over 900,000 descriptions of records from the Permanent Collection of the Provincial Archives available for searching, as well as access to over 300,000 digitized original archival records — largely photos and textual records. “This online catalogue puts the rich history of our province directly at the fingertips of our citizens,” said Minister Responsible for the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan Ken Cheveldayoff, in a press release. “This will enable a broader audience to access historical documents anytime, anywhere, whether their research is personal or academic.” The catalogue is set to be updated with new content as more records are digitized. The new open access catalogue is available at search.saskarchives.com, and anyone interested in learning more about the records available in the Permanent Collection at the Provincial Archives can visit their website.

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Job seekers should be happy, as the province of Saskatchewan continues to add more jobs. According to Statistics Canada, January 2020 saw an increase of 3,900 jobs over January 2019. A total of 571,700 people were employed in January 2020. There were 463,100 people employed full-time. That represents an increase of 4,900 from the same time last year. Jobs also increased from the previous month by 1,200. The unemployment rate was 6.0 per cent in January (seasonally adjusted). “Saskatchewan has seen steady job growth for 18 consecutive months,” Minister of Immigration and Career Training Jeremy Harrison said in a press release. “This growth shows that our economy is resilient and benefitting Saskatchewan people with more opportunities for work in spite of external headwinds.” 106 Hodges Cres

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for Moose Jaw Express So far, spring runoff levels are expected to be average for much of the province. On Friday the Water Security Agency (WSA) released the preliminary spring runoff outlook for 2020. Despite below normal snowfall accumulations in the southern part of the province, near normal snowmelt runoff is expected due to the wet fall weather. Although wet conditions at freeze-up increase the runoff potential during the spring melt, it does not guarantee that a flood will occur. Precipitation amounts are predicted to be near normal across the province for February, March, and April. The WSA notes the spring runoff outlook could change, as there is could be several more weeks of winter weather still to come. The first spring runoff forecast will be issued in March.

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630 1st NE

1119 4th Ave NW

306-694-4747 324 Main Street N. Moose Jaw, SK

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PRISTINE, professionally landscaped yard inside high end finishing’s spacious open concept with 2 tone kitchen finished with Granite, Island and Walk-in Pantry, family room with fireplace and lots of large south facing windows! 2 more bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, main floor laundry and all nicely finished with wood floors, tile floors and carpet int he bedrooms. The basement is fully finished with spacious family, 2 large bedrooms, walk-in closet and loads of extra storage, heated double garage finished with tongue and groove cedar making it an awesome man cave!

This property is not habitable in it’s present condition. If you’rs a contractor this might be something that interests you. This property may be purchased with 630 1st Ave NE, MLS # SK798127. Both properties are zoned R4 and could be used to construct condos or a multi unit apartment complex.

Looking for a residence within walking distance to downtown Moose Jaw? This 2 bedroom home has been well cared for and is ready to move in. If you’re looking for a business opportunity this property is zoned R4 and may be purchased with the property listed next door, MLS# SK798128, for a combined area of approximately 100’ x 124’.

Newer shingles on house and single detached garage. 1347 sq ft of living space....main floor features Kitchen Area with island and plenty of cabinetry, Newer Vinly Plank flooring in Kitchen and Dining Area. Good sized Living Rm, full 4 Piece Bath and 3 Spacious Bedrooms. Lower Level is Fully developed, Large Family Rm, 2 Dens, renovated 4 Piece Bath, Utility Rm has lots of storage space, HI furnace with updated Chimney Stack, Water Heater installed 2018. Fully Landscaped.


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Moose Jaw Express February 12th, 2020

Moose Jaw Express February 12th, 2020  

Moose Jaw Express February 12th, 2020