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Record-breaking donations to Food Bank collected during 2019 Holiday Food Drive Larissa Kurz

Moose Jaw, along every year, especially as with the rest of the the campaign takes place at province, certainly such a critical time of year stepped up to the for the non-profit. plate for the tenth “It was absolutely fantastic anniversary of to receive the amount of the Holiday Food food that we did, and espeDrive at Supercially the monetary donastore and Loblaw’s tions as those always help locations across our food bank,” said Food the country with Bank development managa record-breaking er Deann Little. “December amount of donais a tough month for many tions during the people and so to be able to 2019 campaign. get a lot of donations at that The collection time of the year, it’s a wonderful thing.” campaign ran from Little shared that the numNov. 29 to Dec. 24, ber of people using the Food with affiliated grocery stores in comBank has increased by 25 munities across the Deann Little, development manager at the Moose Jaw & District Food Bank, said per cent over the last three province collecting the donations from Superstore’s Holiday Food Drive were greatly appreciated years, meaning initiatives a whopping 26,904 this year. like the Food Drive are propounds of non-perviding needed support. uted to the grand total for this year through ishable food items “Everybody is just strugand $57,963 in monetary donations for lo- their own fundraising. gling and having a harder time, and so cal food banks. when people continue to donate, either at “December is a tough month Moose Jaw’s donations totaled 1,800 lbs. Loblaws or other grocery stores or directly of food and over $3,400, all of which was for many people and so to be to us, they’re definitely in turn helping our collected through community donations other fellow community members,” said able to get a lot of donations Little. and initiatives from local Superstore employees. at that time of the year, it’s a Superstores across the province take part in “We would want to thank our customers a food drive campaign twice a year, once wonderful thing.” during the holiday season and again in the and colleagues for making this 2019 Hol-Deann Little, development manager iday Food Drive so successful,” said Lisa spring. at the Moose Jaw Armbruster, store manager for Superstore The Spring Food Drive this year will take & District Food Bank place between Mar. 26 and Apr. 12, to once in Moose Jaw. “Certainly, they’ve gone above and beyond this year, but with the again collect donations for the Food Bank. Little is looking forward to the spring camgrowing number of people who depend on food banks, members of the community “I don’t know what it is about the people of paign and reminds Moose Jaw alongside really helped individuals and families put Moose Jaw, and maybe the support is good the donation bin that is present at Super[in other places] as well, but I know that store for item donations, the Food Bank food on the table over the holidays.” This was the first year that Superstore set the customers and the people in this com- is now able to take all forms of monetary up a donation bin for customers to drop munity here are absolutely generous,” said donations both at their office and online at off items in all year long, said Armbruster, Armbruster. which worked very well for the initiative. The Moose Jaw & District Food Bank was Employees of the local store also contrib- impressed with the donations this year, like

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Predictions for 2020 say be prepared for grasshoppers, wheat midge Larissa Kurz

Jim Tansey, the provincial insect EXPRESS and pest management specialist, had both good and bad news for producers about the insect population in Saskatchewan during his presentation at the recent SaskCanola Top Notch Farming conference. Tansey reported that based on provincial surveys, the diamondback moth, bertha armyworm, lygus, and canola flower midge populations appeared to be very low in 2019. The cabbage seedpod weevil and pea leaf weevil populations also showed low numbers, as the invasive spe-


Jim Tansey, the provincial insect and pest management specialist, laid out the expectations for pest populations across the province at a recent SaskCanola conference.

cies is not cold hardy and likely had trouble with the lack of snow last winter, although they do appear to be present in a wide range of the province. However, grasshoppers appeared in potentially damaging numbers in the southeast portion of the province, with predicted hotspots in Estevan and Kindersley areas. Growing wheat midge populations are also a concern for the upcoming year, with a wide spread of the pest blanketing the lower half of the province and hotspots identified as Prince Albert and Lloydminster areas. Cutworms are showing a high population as well, alongside pea aphids and various quinoa pests. Tansey also noted that last year, producers saw plenty of

damage from flea beetles which could occur again this year if weather conditions are warm and dry. Increasing numbers of red bug are also a concern, as they have been known to damage fields like cutworms and have no registered insecticide products yet. They have been found in flax, canola, corn, and other cereal crops. Saskatchewan has also seen the first appearance of spotted wing drosophila, an invasive species that can be detrimental to fruit crops.


By Ron Walter For Moose Jaw Express

Juggling skills needed by PM on Frontier oil sands mine decision The month of February started as a good news month for the landlocked price-crippled oil industry in Western Canada. The federal court of appeal ruled the Trans-Mountain Pipeline twinning from Alberta to the West Coast can proceed, and that reconciliation to Indigenous issues does not give Indigenous people a veto over decisions. The second good news blast was regulatory approval of the Line 3 pipeline project replacement to the United States.

Between them, the two long delayed projects will offer new markets to expanding oil production. Any thought by the Liberals and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that these two good news events poured water on the fires of western alienation was incorrect. No sooner had these decisions come out and westerners demanded approval of the $20 billion Frontier oilsands mine planned for northeastern Alberta. The 260,000 barrel per day oilsands mine


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Pipeline and increased emissions that will result. Clouding the issue even more is an admission from the Teck CEO that Frontier may not get built even if approved. To get financing, Teck needs to show a partner and bankers profitability. An independent consultant’s analysis indicates Frontier needs $75 a barrel oil to make money and the mine won’t be profitable until 2026. That analysis alone, along with the CEO’s admission, is enough to kill the project, if economics were the main consideration. Politics has befuddled the issue: to build a mine, or not. No matter what decision Trudeau arrives at, he will face a storm of criticism. The decision will require the best political juggling skills of his career, balancing the need for jobs and need to reduce emissions. Already, the feds are floating the idea of funding to clean up thousands of abandoned wells as a concession if the project is denied. Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@ The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.

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Target shooter discovers indoor gun range in Moose Jaw By Ron Walter - For Moose Jaw Express

Target shooter Robert Haakenson was excited when he heard the South Saskatchewan Wildlife Association had an indoor gun range and was holding an open house with guest shooting. “I wasn’t aware Moose Jaw had a hand gun range,” he said. “I love shooting hand guns.” Until now he has been shooting at a Regina range. His six years of shooting skills showed when he retracted the target from his first round – one bulls eye and the rest landed within the dark circles. The retractable targets are relatively new, said Thomas Thornton, an SSWA director. “This year we put in a retractable target system which is a nice upgrade. It prevents people from walking down to change targets so it improves safety.” Shooters can now choose distances from five to 20 yards where the stationary target was 20 yards. “For a new shooter it’s more comfortable to be closer to start.” The range can handle all hand guns and small bore .22 rifles. Guests were free to try shooting hand guns and air pistol. Upstairs at the Sportsman’s Centre, the

SSWA open house outlined other aspects of its programs. Youngsters could try their hand at casting for fish with a tin can target. Fisheries chairman Tim Yates said they do outdoor education work with Buffalo Pound Provincial Park and the school divisions, teaching how to fish.

“Beginners can contact us for classes in the park. Or often we can hook them up with someone in our group.” Jesse Olson was discussing the biathlon shooting program which has about a dozen youth participating with provincial, national, and possibly international competitions.

“It’s a sport they can start young and they can carry on for their whole lives.” Harry Horedja explained firearms safety and hunter certification programs for non-restricted and restricted firearms. “A large number of people, males and females, are getting involved in the shooting sports,” said Horedja. “In Moose Jaw, our adult courses definitely run every month” with some every second or third month. “In April, youth hunter and firearms safety runs again.” Moose Jaw Trap and Skeet Club president Nolan Shaheen offered information on the 60-member club and the outdoor range east of Ninth Avenue Northeast and the Trans-Canada Highway. “After the snow melts we shoot Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons.” The open house was the second annual, said Thornton. “The purpose is to expose people who haven’t been exposed but may be interested in it.” Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@

Moose Jaw Comes Together for The Scotties

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I find it encouraging when I see how our community comes together for a special event like the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. The volunteer support and community involvement includes individuals of all ages and all levels of organization right up to the provincial government. I appreciate the dedicated efforts of the people that make this an exciting and successful event. There is a long list of sponsors, many who have taken on leadership roles to ensure things run smoothly. I especially want to thank over 400 volunteers, who set aside time to make this a pleasant and enjoyable occasion for the teams, visitors and local residents. Our local businesses are supporting the tournament in a big way. There is a tremendous show of cooperation from a variety of partners to make this successful and memorable. The Chamber of Commerce, Tourism Moose Jaw, the City of Moose Jaw and the Downtown Business Association worked together to promote The Scotties. The City of Moose Jaw is offering free City

Transit rides for fans and volunteers; just show your event ticket or volunteer badge. Businesses have enthusiastically participated in the Scotties Window Mural contest, promoting the Scotties spirit all around town. Eight restaurants and lounges are acting as “houses” for visiting fans, representing different regions competing at the Scotties. This is a great opportunity to hang out at the restaurant that is the “house” of your favourite team. I’m always pleased to welcome our Premier to Moose Jaw. Premier Scott Moe was here this past Friday and Saturday for the Opening Ceremonies, and to be a part of an event that showcases not only our city but also our province to the rest of Canada. I know he appreciated Moose Jaw’s hospitality and the great curling. The management and staff of Mosaic Place deserve huge recognition and appreciation. Their work for the Scotties Tournament of Hearts started many months ago, and they will be wrapping up the final details for weeks after the last rock is in the house. We’re now about halfway through the tournament. Spectators from across the country have been watching the best women’s curling in Canada. In spite of this week being a school break, 27 different schools and youth groups are attending. Primary Eye Care Centre provided tickets to senior homes around Moose Jaw to

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enable more seniors to attend. Visitors and Moose Jaw residents are enjoying lots of other entertainment along with the actual curling games. The HeartStop Lounge has nightly entertainment, lasting well after the final shot of the evening games. There are theme days, like Sask Spirit Sunday, and Prairie Plaid Day. All this effort adds a lot of spirit and enthusiasm in our city, and also provides a significant economic benefit for the entire region. We hope you take advantage of some of the many activities and watch some world class curling. Welcome to all the teams, sponsors, media personnel, and fans who are visiting our city. I know that in true Moose Jaw fashion, you’ll find great prairie hospitality in our friendly City, and you’ll go home with great memories of top-notch competition, along with notorious fun and celebration. 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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City launches new logo, website design and service app Larissa Kurz

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- Guest Editorial “Ring those phones” signals Telemiracle 44 The paper Helping hands are already appearing throughout the city and human helping hands are preparing to participate in what is hoped to be another sucJoyce Walter cessful telethon to raise money For Moose Jaw Express that will help Saskatchewan idents. Kinsmen Telemiracle 44 will take place March 7-8, providing several hours of local, national and international entertainment as well as time to showcase the donors and the recipients of assistance from the Kinsmen Foundation. Since humble beginnings with host Blake Emmons, Telemiracle has become a major production that has raised several million dollars to provide monetary support in the purchase of medical and personal equipment, travel and housing allowances and other forms of aid to Saskatchewan residents who so desperately need a helping hand. Over the years Telemiracle has exceeded $4 million in donations 11 times; $5 million eight times; and once, in 2018, achieved the highest amount ever at more than $7 million. While there is never a set goal in mind, there is always a silent quest to achieve higher donations than the previous year, thus the not-so-silent urge to “ring those phones.” One cannot keep the tears in check as recipients talk about how the Kinsmen Foundation helped them and what Telemiracle means to them. Some, in fact, turn around and organize projects to raise more money to help the Foundation help others. The circle of giving is completed as the hours go by. It is interesting to hear about the various fund-raising endeavours undertaken, from teas and bake sales and pancake breakfasts, to pushing beds through the cold, dark night to gather donations, to challenges from friend to friend and corporation to corporation. No donation is considered too small for indeed all those donations add up significantly. The national cast keeps the show rolling and joining the cast this year is Moose Jaw’s Cory Churko and his bandmates from the band,Toque. Moose Jaw residents will be also be watching for performances by Madison Veroba, Jessica Kreutzer, Janet Hogemann and Abbegayle Day along with Assiniboia’s Hank Fabulous and Jordan Engstrom. With support coming from all corners of Saskatchewan, it is anticipated that Telemiracle 44 will be another successful weekend. Thank you to the Kinsmen organizations for continuing to meet the needs of Saskatchewan residents. Joyce Walter can be reached at

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The City of Moose Jaw released it’s redesigned website and partnered mobile app on Feb. 11, alongside a new Moose Jaw logo that will eventually phase out the old city crest currently being used. The updated website features a new colour scheme and updated search functionality to be more accessible to users, said communications manager Craig Hemingway. It also directly partners with the new Request For Service (RFS) mobile app, designed for residents to submit municipal issues and receive updates about their service requests as they progress. “It’s really a way to provide twoway communication with residents, so residents can report an issue and also know that they’ve been heard,” said Hemingway. “Residents will get those notifications, all along the way, so there’s no more wondering, ‘well, I called in and I don’t know what ever happened with that.’” The app was designed to be easy to navigate, said Hemingway, and submits each request directly to the city employee or department that will handle the service ticket to help increase efficiency. The online RFS submission will also be available through both the app and

website, making it accessible to residents who don’t use smartphones. The mobile app is already live and running, with data showing 164 downloads within the first seven hours after it’s launch. “We’re not even 24 hours into it, but the initial response [from the public] seems to be pretty positive,” said Hemingway. Hemingway said there were a few technical issues in the first few hours

Moose Jaw residents can now submit service requests to city departments through a mobile app and website portal, as part of the city’s launch of their redesigned website and logo.

after the app’s launch, which have since been resolved, and the city’s IT Department is continually working out the kinks on the website. “There’s still some things we need to continue to work at. As with any launch, there’s going to be a few bugs, the odd broken link or a piece of information that maybe didn’t translate over as you hope,” said Hemingway. “But it’s a huge upgrade [and] we think we’re in a far better place today with our website than we were yesterday, before it switched over.” The budget for the website redesign was originally approved by City Council in 2015, but work on the website and logo didn’t begin to develop until 2018, after the city finalized the “Notorious” rebranding campaign and approved the budget for the new mobile app. The new logo and website were designed with the Regina-based company AdSpark Communications and the City of Moose Jaw IT Department, after a public bid for the contract. Residents can download the mobile by searching “City of Moose Jaw” in both the iTunes App Store and Android Google Play store.

Hello, Moose Jaw: An Invitation I think most Moose Jaw residents know me already. Since I moved here from Victoria, in 2000, I have been a mall walker, a writer for the Moose Jaw Express, and a member of Hillcrest Apostolic. In 2005, I was diagnosed with ALS, At one time there were seven of us Moosejavians with ALS, including Gary Hyland. I am the only one of those seven still living, but others have since been diagnosed. Usually, ALS affects the limbs first, but I have Bulbar ALS which affects speech and swallowing first. I am still able to walk and drive, but am slowly losing muscle strength. A few years ago I walked from Regina to Lumsden (24 K) in an ALS fundraiser. Blisters? Yes! On my 75th birthday my family took part in the Ice Bucket Challenge. Now in my 80th year I have written a book, ALS MEETS CHRIST. Don’t expect it to be a dry read, there is a good amount of humor in it too, such as my uneducated explanation of ALS.- Zinc and Copper were happily married, living in my brain with their well-behaved muscle children. No one knows why but Copper and Zinc had a falling out, and they divorced. Each went their own way abdicating all responsibilities for their muscle children. Neglected and undernourished, the muscle children eventually became weak, angry and totally dysfunctional. This book explains the symptoms of ALS, how it is diagnosed, and how it progresses. There is no cure for ALS and average the life expectancy is 2-5 years. So my book is full of ways to deal with it and the final outcome. It tells the story of Lou Gehrig and why ALS is called Lou Gehrig’s disease, how to get involved with the ALS Society and how they can help you. I share ideas on how to help your family respond to this news, things to say and plans to make, like making a Bucket List. It talks about how to leave a legacy, how to resolved broken relations, and what’s available for long term care. Yes, there is a spiritual aspect to the book too; how to deal with questions, fear, anger and upcoming death. I will be holding a book launch at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, in the foyer of Hillcrest Apostolic Church. I hope you will come, if only for the great snacks my daughters have planned. The contents of this book relate to any terminal illness, so you might want to buy a book too, or two. Carol Ferguson

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Moose Jaw family needing support for son’s life-saving CRPS treatment Larissa Kurz

At just nine years old, Easton Mengel lives with a chronic pain condition that has been ranked the most painful known to the medical field — a devastating reality that has his family determined to get him treatment. Mengel has a rare form of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) that affects not only his afflicted limb but also the rest of his body, inside and out. His central nervous system has been rewired to decode all signals from his body as pain signals, leaving Mengel to suffer from continuous burning pain from head to toe. “It even affects his internal organs. Sometimes it hurts to cut his fingernails. Sometimes it hurts to brush his teeth. Sometimes it hurts to cut his hair,” said Britten Hepting, Mengel’s mother. Mengel’s condition stems from an untreated ACL tear sustained during football practice just over sixteen months ago, which was left for too long without diagnosis or physiotherapy. After many months and pressure from their pediatric physiotherapist in Moose Jaw, a pediatric surgeon in Saskatoon diagnosed Mengel with the rare chronic pain condition, rated higher on the McGill Pain index than cancer, childbirth, and amputation — and nicknamed the “suicide syndrome” because the pain is so difficult to live with. Since then, Hepting has watched her son’s life change drastically for the worse. “This nine-year-old, he has shown more strength than anybody I’ve ever met. He’s unbelievable, how he keeps going,” said Hepting. Mengel is now mostly confined to a wheelchair or crutches, unable to walk or use his right arm. He is unable to go to school, see his friends, or do the things that he enjoyed before his injury — things like playing football, going snowboarding and skateboarding, riding his bike, being on the ball team. “I just haven’t even seen his personality in a long time. He was so funny. He used to make me laugh, like crying-laughing almost every day,” said Hepting. He wanted to be a cop when he grew up, said Hepting. “That’s all he ever wanted to do, was be a

Easton Mengel loved playing football before the ACL injury that left him with a debilitating chronic pain condition. (supplied)

Easton poses with just some of the impressive collection of colourful socks he’s received through the Socks for Smiles campaign. (supplied) cop, and now all he ever wants to do is be able to stand up,” said Hepting. CRPS is a disease that isn’t well-understood by medical professionals and has had very little research done about it. Hepting and her husband, Shawn Mengel, have been continuously frustrated with the health system during this difficult journey. “None of this should have happened. He should have never had to go through this, but here we are and now we’re fighting to save him,” said Hepting. “It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life, watching this poor child scream and lose his life.” Through her own research, Hepting discovered a treatment program in Verona, Italy that offers a ten-day treatment for CRPS. Using a combination of neridronate injections, water therapy, light therapy, and physiotherapy, patients have seen a high success rate in reducing CRPS-induced pain. Seventy per cent of patients who underwent the treatment saw their symptoms essentially disappear, and the remaining 30 per cent of patients reported a decrease in pain of 80 per cent — all statistics that Mengel and his family can get behind. “I can’t even put it into words,” said Hepting. “Getting [Easton] to Italy would mean the absolute world to us because it would be like we would finally, finally get him back because we are losing him.” The treatment costs an estimated $25,000, in addition to any travel costs overseas. Mengel would travel with his father, who provides the primary income for the family. A GoFundMe to help the family afford Mengel’s treatment has been set up, with a goal of $40,000 to cover all expenses for the trip and any lost wages for the days Mengel’s father won’t be working. At the time of this article, the campaign has raised $16,450 — just shy of half of its goal. Many donations have come from local Unifor 594 members, as Shawn Mengel drives for the Co-op Refinery. “These are real people that gave us real money and we couldn’t have been more thankful,” said Hepting. She has even reached out to invite them all to meet Mengel at the airport when he returns from treatment, to celebrate his victory over CRPS. “He’s going to walk off that plane and there’s going to be so many people there

cheering for him, because he did it, you know, he won,” said Hepting. For now, the family hopes that GoFundMe total will continue to rise, to help Mengel reclaim his childhood. There is also an online auction on Facebook for Mengel’s cause, open to participation from anyone wanting to help raise money for his treatment, as well as a facebook page for Mengel’s ongoing Socks for

Smiles campaign. The campaign is a way to both raise awareness about CRPS and also provide Mengel with some brightness in his daily struggle with CRPS — in the form of colourful socks, mailed from all over the world. Hepting also shared that she has a private group set up on Facebook, called Just To See Him Smile, dedicated to updates on Mengel’s condition and sharing uplifting messages or pictures for him. Anyone is welcome to join the group. For this family, the main goal is to get Mengel to Italy for treatment, but Hepting promises it won’t be the last time she is involved with CRPS. The whole experience has introduced Hepting to other families and CRPS patients struggling with the condition, and she is determined to continue advocating for better research and support. “I’m telling you, CRPS has never met anybody like me before, and that’s a promise,” said Hepting. “People have suffered quietly for too long and I’m not okay with that.” For anyone interested in donating to the GoFundMe campaign in Easton’s name, it can be found by searching for Send Easton to Italy for CRPS treatment on


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SaskCanola conference updates producers on root diseases to watch for this season Larissa Kurz

Barb EXPRESS Zmiaens -, a provincial plant disease specialist with Saskatchewan Agriculture, presented some key knowledge on soil-borne diseases like clubroot, verticillium, and root rot at a recent Top Notch Farming conference hosted by SaskCanola in Moose Jaw. Ziesman began with an update on clubroot and verticillium, both diseases that commonly affect canola, and advised producers to be aware of both root diseases.


Barb Ziesman, plant disease specialist from Saskatchewan Agriculture, spoke about several root diseases to be aware of for the coming production season.

Clubroot is no stranger to canola producers, and Ziesman noted that SaskAg surveys of the clubroot pathogen found a higher prevalence of the disease in the southern part of the province this past year. Verticillium is a fairly new concern here in Saskatchewan and with no fungicides currently registered to address it, producers will have to be on the lookout for symptoms of the pathogen-based disease. Both clubroot and verticillium affect the roots of the plant, impacting their ability to retain moisture and causing potentially serious yield loss. Symptoms of verticillium are best seen about two weeks after swathing, said Ziesman. Producers should be peeling back the outer layer of the plant’s stalk and looking for black, spotted discolourations — similar to blackleg or sclerotinia, but more dispersed. The pathogens that cause verticillium and clubroot are both soil-based, which means they can be easily spread between fields and can survive for a number of years in the soil without showing symptoms. Ziesman recommends producers concerned about clubroot and verticillium


stripe begin adopting biosecurity tactics to lessen the chance of the pathogens spreading. This includes things like knocking the dirt off of equipment before leaving a field, visiting known infected fields last while working, creating a separate entrance and exit onto fields, and avoid working in wet conditions because it moves more soil. In addition to biosecurity, Ziesman recommended implementing a crop rotation of at least two years — up to four years for verticillium — between canola to keep pathogen levels low and to consider using pathogen-resistant varieties as early as possible. Ziesman also spoke about the concern of root rot in peas and lentils this year, especially since 58 per cent of lentils and 53 per cent of peas suffered in 2019. The wet-to-dry-to-wet weather over the last decade is likely why root rot has seen a rise recently, as wet conditions tend to stress out peas and lentils, making them more susceptible to root rot pathogens. Stress from herbicide and insect damage can also leave pulses susceptible to disease. Ziesman encouraged pulse producers to choose drier fields with good drainage for pulse production, and implement a six to eight year rotation of pulse crops with resistant host crops like chickpeas, faba beans or soybeans in between. There are fungicides registered for the

A map of the prevalence of clubroot in the southern part of the province, based on survey data cumulative from 2008 to 2019. (supplied by SaskAg) different causes of root rot, as well as seed treatments and resistant varieties available, but Ziesman noted that resistance may be breaking down. Ziesman encouraged producers to be scouting fields for signs of any of these diseases and to consider registering for SaskAg’s 2020 survey program, which will be gathering data from a wide distribution of land to better understand the spread of crop disease.

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by Dr. Steven Heidinger, Moose Jaw Chiropractor chronic cough, itchy or irritated skin. These are just a few of the symptoms of potential exposure to VOCs’. Long term exposure to some of these toxins can lead to damaged kidneys, lungs and liver. Your solution to cleaner air in the house may be in the common house plant. House plants can not only add oxygen to the air you breathe but they can also help clear many VOCs’. Studies show that asthmatics in particular can benefit greatly from adding houseplants to the home (as long as they are not allergic to particular plants!). Which plants are best for removing VOCs’? Palms have been shown to be good for removing toluene, xylene and formaldehyde. Rubber tree plants are also good at clearing formaldehyde. Dracaenas are good filters for benzene. Most green plants (except the artificial ones!) will have some positive effect on the air quality in your home. The only challenge for some may keeping them alive! 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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Caring for a loved one in hospice the focus of first travelling workshop Larissa Kurz

The Saskatchewan Hospice and Palliative Care Association began their new roadshow workshops about end-of-life care for families here in Moose Jaw on Feb. 4, to a full crowd. The workshop is focused on providing information to family members rather than medical professionals and was organized in partnership with the Moose Jaw Heartland Hospice. Medical social worker Carla Mitchell began the roadshow by sharing her knowledge of navigating the difficult experience of caring for a loved one needing increasing medical care. “Caregiving can become incredibly stressful if you don’t find the right supports,” said Mitchell. “The patient, the dying person that comes in their room needs care and support but also all the people around them need care and support too.” As Mitchell noted, around 70 per cent of Canadians do not have access to hospice or palliative care, especially those in rural areas. Because of this, it often becomes the responsibility of a family member to become a caregiver, with 23 percent of Canadians saying they have done so in the last year. As a medical social worker, Mitchell has plenty of advice to offer those in need of some help navigating the experience. Family provides more than just legal representation and advocacy for a loved one

who is terminally ill. The presence of family can also give emotional, psychological, social, and medical care during such a difficult time. For this reason, Mitchell emphasizes how important it is to keep communication open. News of that type can cause stress and grief, and people handle both of those things differently. She also advised being prepared — not only legally but by having a conversation with a loved one about your wishes, regarding treatment or organ donation. Discussing the option of palliative care is also important, especially to understand that palliative care isn’t necessarily the end-stage of medical care. “When you enter into a palliative care program, you’re not saying, ‘this is it, my life is over, there’s nothing left’. . . Good palliative care can run alongside treatment, with therapies to modify diseases. It isn’t an all or nothing approach,” said Mitchell. “I think that because people get scared of that word and that step they need to take, they miss out on a lot of opportunity, resources, support.” About one-third of people who would benefit from palliative care do not actually get it, said Mitchell, as either the service is not available to them or families find the process of applying too confusing to navigate. This is why Mitchell recommends seeking help from a palliative care coordinator, to

Medical social worker and Saskatchewan Hospice Palliative Care Association member Carla Mitchell provided advice and resources for caregivers helping during end-of-life care. help navigate the process of getting into a palliative care program. Moose Jaw has its own palliative care coordinator available by calling the Access Centre at the Saskatchewan Health Authority, or people can reach out to the local palliative care advocate, Heartland Hospice. The other advice Mitchell had to share was how important it is to build a support network, both as a patient and a caregiver — gathering anyone who can help with the burden of stress. It is also beneficial for caregivers to take care of themselves, and Mitchell encouraged anyone in that position to consider

applying to the Government of Canada’s caregiver benefits program as it’s largely underused each year. Mitchell also recommended utilizing online resources such as the Canadian Virtual Hospice website, the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association website, or the Saskatchewan Hospice Palliative Care Association website to seek answers to questions. The workshop also featured an interactive presentation from Funeral & Cremation Services of Saskatchewan registrar Sandy Mahon, who clarified some of the intricacies of burials and cremation in Saskatchewan. The roadshow workshop was the first hosted by the SHPCA, who are hoping to continue providing the informational workshop across the province by request. “We’ll be looking at these roadshows for the rural places because they don’t have quite the options that the urban centers have, not too many informational sessions, so that’s our plan,” said Ivy Scobie, co-chair of the SHPCA. Any communities interested in having the palliative care roadshow present in their community are encouraged to contact the SHPCA to organize the event. “This is the journey that everyone is going to go through and if they have this information, it’ll make all the difference in the world for those left behind,” said Scobie.

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Legion sells building after 94 years of ownership After 94 years of owning its own space, Moose Jaw’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 59 has sold its building and is now leasing out the bottom floor. Discussions about selling the High Street West structure have taken place for several years, but the decision to sell occurred during the September general meeting, explained legion president Sharon Erickson. The building was sold to the new owners about a month ago, with the owners to take possession on May 1. “The building was too big for our needs,” she said. “The cost of operating a building that is 94 years old was hurting us financially. We thought it was prudent to look for an alternative operation.” The legion’s goal is to have a smaller location of its own in the future. The organization signed a five-year lease with the new owners, with the option to move out early if a new location is found. Selling the building wasn’t tough from a financial perspective, but it was emotionally difficult for all branch members to agree to the sale considering the legion has owned the building since 1926, Erickson said. The original legion began as the Great War Veterans Association and met in a house on Cordova Street across from Grant Hall. That group stayed there until the legion’s building on High Street West was constructed. The building met the legion’s needs fairly well, especially when there were 1,400 members, said Erickson. It was full all the time and there were regular activities. At one point, the third floor served as a home for needy First World War veterans. However, as membership decreased, the lounge and office in the basement became the most-

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Veterans’ medals hang from a piece of cardboard, just some of the items found during the cleanout of the third floor of the legion building. The medals at left belonged to Major J. E. Wilkinson and the medals at right belonged to Lance Cpl. Lewis Preston. Preston was born in Yorkshire, England and died of his wounds on Sept. 11, 1917. Photo by Jason G. Antonio used places in the building. It’s been years since the third floor was used for anything important, she added. It simply became a place to store items. As part of the sale, the legion will no longer have access to the main floor hall, but it will be able to access the kitchen for its suppers on Friday nights. This is a positive trade-off, Erickson agreed, since the new owners have accommodated the legion’s needs. The organization is still able to use the commons area on the main floor, including the elevator. As part of the sale, the legion has to clean out all of its 20023SS1 20023SS2

items on the second and third floors. Erickson and other members have spent time recently packing up items, taking inventory and sorting what to keep, what to throw away, what to sell and what to donate. Some of the military medals will be sent to the Western Development Museum in Saskatoon, while other items related to the Snowbirds could be sent to the Moose Jaw WDM. A board of trustees oversees the legion property. The trustees have to approve the sale or disposal of anything of value before the items can be dealt with. Erickson and those members cleaning out the top floor came across some interesting artifacts. They discovered plenty of memorabilia, including medals, pictures and helmets from soldiers from the First and Second World wars, pictures of Queen Elizabeth II, a piano that cannot be tuned, and two firearms. One firearm is a .303 Lee-Enfield rifle while a second is a war pistol. The legion can keep the rifle but has to ensure it is deactivated first. The pistol was given to the police for safekeeping until the legion can make the firearm inoperable and legal to keep. The future looks much brighter for the legion since the sale helps make the organization more financially stable, said Erickson. The sale will also help the legion build a fund so it can replace the current building with something more modern and efficient. “Our membership is staying strong,” she added. “Last year we ended the year with 625 members. It seems to be on par this year with the same number. “There’s always hope.”


Politicians talking less, using courts more to resolve disputed matters

by Ron Walter

A recent graph outlining lawsuits by the various U.S. states against the Trump administration showed the numbers increased almost 100 per cent over the second term of

the Obama presidency. As of the end of January states have filed 103 lawsuits to stop Trump administration actions, or force disclosure. Such lawsuits against Obama numbered 53 in his second term, 25 during his first term. The evidence suggests states see a greater need to sue the federal powers in order to prevent changes the states view as wrong. Attributing these lawsuits to partisan Democrat versus Republican politics oversimplifies the issues. Lawsuits by states on the federal administration have increased steeply in the last nine presidential terms from 14 in Ronald Reagan’s first term to 18 in Bill Clinton’s first term to 41 in George W. Bush’s first term. The somewhat disturbing trend could mirror the American tendency to solve disputes with lawsuits and hopefully large settlement awards. The state versus the president’s actions more likely mirror a trend to divisive partisan politics. Lawsuits are usually filed when the disputing groups have reached a point where talking the matter over is no longer a viable option to resolve the concerns. Civil discussion and mutual respect forms

the basis for a democracy and for the peaceful rule of law and order. A state without these two traits will eventually border on anarchy as courts are clogged with lawsuits and fewer and fewer disputes are settled by agreement. Frustrated voters will start believing the courts, not elected members, make laws. Canadians should not feel smug about the lawsuits south of the border. Provinces have in recent years started to use the courts to try and block federal legislation. The multi-province lawsuits by Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan to stop the carbon tax is one example. The British Columbia lawsuit to control the contents of pipelines is another. The incidence of provincial-federal lawsuits is still less than our neighbour but the trend remains disturbing by showing civil negotiations have broken down. Canadian lawsuits can be categorized as seeking clarification of powers between the provinces and the federal government. South of the border lawsuits against the Trump administration display a variety of concerns including detention practices of immigrant families, religious objections to health care fund use, funding of the border wall from the military budget without Congressional approval to travel bans on people from some Muslim countries. The win-loss record to date: states, 40 wins; feds, 17 wins; with 41 still in the system. Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@ The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.

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Holy Trinity Catholic School Division celebrated the partnerships it has with community organizations by hosting a luncheon to highlight how those relationships support students. More than 20 representatives from various groups — politics, culture, literacy, law enforcement, education — gathered at the new board office on Ominica Street East on Feb. 7 to hear from Catholic trustees and division administration. This was the first time in years that the board of education had held such an event; through their strategic plan, trustees identified the need to meet with community partners. “It’s really a diverse collection of different organizations that we have connections with in so many capacities, and what wonderful partnerships they are,” said board chair Derek Hassen. Offering hope The school division’s mission statement focuses on creating hope, especially for youths, he continued. This is supported by the work Holy Trinity’s partners do within schools and the community. This work provides opportunities for students to be successful. “We have a wonderful privilege of working in the community of Moose Jaw and we recognize that there are unbelievable organizations around this community that have much to offer for our children and our families,” added education director Sean Chase. Hassen and Chase highlighted several initiatives in the division, along with some notable partnerships, while data was also presented on student performance during the 2018-19 school year. New website, new school Holy Trinity revamped its website within the past year, with the site now a hub for information and news for community partners and others, said Hassen. That new website also has a page dedicated to the forthcoming joint-use school on South Hill. “We’re over the moon to amalgamate our two schools and Prairie South (School Division) will do the same,” he said. “To put it kindly, our two (Catholic) schools are past their best-before date. It’s time.” This is a $50 million project that involves a unique partnership with the City of Moose Jaw, both school divisions, the provincial government and project contractor, Hassen added. The construction of this school will provide a great new learning environment for students. The school will hold up to 1,000 students, said Chase. Work has been ongoing to find a suitable location on South Hill. Partners — including the municipality — have been listening to those needs. An announcement about the final location is expected soon. The goal will be to have a school building that not only represents the desires of the South Hill community, but

More than 20 representatives from community agencies gather in the Holy Trinity Catholic School Division board room for a luncheon that celebrated their efforts to help students succeed. Photo by Jason G. Antonio

Sean Chase, director of education for Holy Trinity, speaks about data collected from student learning. Photo by Jason G. Antonio both school divisions too. Attendance matters Holy Trinity has pursued a campaign to encourage students to attend school regularly since research shows kids who attend daily have better grades, Chase said. “Our staff work their magic when kids are in front of them, but it’s really hard to help these kids catch up when they’re not in front of them on a daily basis,” he continued. Therefore, the awareness campaign — using wall posters with influential community members — reminds families to be mindful when planning vacations or external activities. The division uses an early years evaluation (EYE) tool to measure how prepared kindergarten students are for school; the test is given in the early fall and again in late spring. Chase praised the partnerships Holy Trinity has with community agencies that help young children develop. The good news is the school division saw growth in kindergarten students’ abilities between evaluations, he continued. While the average growth across the province was 22 per cent, in Holy Trinity it increased to 85

per cent from 52 per cent. This was likely the highest increase in any of the 27 school divisions. Reading abilities The division measures the reading abilities of students in Grade 3 since it is in that grade that youths move from learning to read to reading to learn. During the previous school year, benchmark scores increased to 77 per cent from 71 per cent, which means nine in 10 kids were reading at or above grade level. The “ultimate goal or pinnacle” of school is graduation, said Chase. For students in Grade 12 last year, 88.8 per cent of them graduated on time. He expected the division to maintain that number and even grow it moving forward. Communication changes The way schools communicate student learning is changing, he continued. A digital tool is now available to give families a glimpse into their children’s classrooms and see digital portfolios. “It has been absolutely fantastic,” he continued. “It’s really powerful as a parent … to see a student engaged (through pictures and videos).” Catholic priests and deacons are in the schools weekly, which is critical since the division wants to ensure that linkage exists between clergy and students, Chase remarked. Meanwhile, it’s also important to have partnerships with community parishes. Student activities Chase then highlighted some activities in which schools engage in the community. For example, special needs students from the division’s Functionally Integrated Program work at the Kinsmen Café. This was a partnership that began this school year. “Our partners at the Kinsmen Inclusion Centre have embraced this … ,” he said, adding the student servers will greet customers and make them smile as they leave. Since the division office has moved to a new building, Chase noted there is open land on the east side of the complex. Division administration is considering turning it into a community garden, with the produce going to support the café.

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Warm milk until lukewarm. Whisk milk, beaten egg, melted butter and vanilla until combined. Heat large skillet on medium heat until a drop of water on the surface dances around and evaporates. Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture and pour in milk mixture. Use a fork to stir until large clumps of flour disappear. Do not over mix. Batter should be thick. Lightly brush the hot skillet with some melted butter. Use 1/4 cup measuring cup to spoon batter onto skillet. Gently spread into 4 inch circles. Cook about 2 minutes util edges look dry and bubbles start to appear. Turn over and cook another 1-2 minute or until lightly brown and centre is firm. Serve with warm syrup, butter and berries. Makes 7-8 pancakes. ••• German Potato Pancakes 2 eggs 2 tbsps. flour 1/4 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. pepper 6 medium potatoes, peeled and shredded into cold water 1/2 cup finely chopped onion 1/4 cup vegetable oil Beat together eggs, flour, baking powder, salt and pepper. Mix in onion. Drain potatoes and pat moisture away with a paper towel. Add potatoes to mixture. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. In batches, drop tablespoons of mixture into skillet. Press each to flatten. Cook 3 minutes on each side or until browned and crisp. Drain on paper towels. Serve with syrup, plain sour cream or sour cream that has been flavoured with maple syrup. Joyce Walter can be reached at

REFLECTIVE MOMENTS Seasonal grime covers up dent in vehicle

In the slush and mud of the seasons it is an accepted fact of travel life that most vehicles on the road are covered in dirt and grime. The earthy covering is evidence of considerable travel on rural roadways; parking on sloppy city streets; even the result of being behind or beJoyce Walter ing passed by speeding halfFor Moose Jaw Express tons and semi-trailer trucks. Whatever the source, muddy-caked vehicles are the reason that car washes remain in business, or why home water bills soar in the grimy times of year. The grime also is a source of concealment for the fate of parking in parking lots where drivers care only for the safety of their own vehicles and don’t much worry about what happens to the conveyances on either side. As a driver I am often worried about the dangers of parking lots, where spaces don’t seem big enough to handle the length and width of certain vehicles, especially if their drivers don’t understand what the yellow lines mean. And because I don’t often have reason to study the passenger-side rear bumper, the damage to my SUV wasn’t immediately brought to my attention. For some reason Housemate and nephew were rubbing some of the dirt off my car one day to reveal a dent that had previously gone unnoticed. It is true that I might have rushed to be judge and jury but the facts in my head supported the idea that the damage

had taken place in a parking lot, perhaps the result of the wind grabbing a door away from a passenger of a neighbouring car. Surely in that circumstance, the guilty party should have stuck around to own up to the crime, or at least leave a note with contact information. That did not happen. An alternative guilty action might have involved a full-tothe-brim shopping cart being slammed into the bumper. Again, no letter of guilt left behind. To be fair, maybe the culprits didn’t realize the damage done and went on their merry way, either inside to shop, or heading home thinking they had had an enjoyable day. In fairness to parking lots, the suggestion was made that the damage might have been done while I was parked on a street. With that side facing the sidewalk, another vehicle would not have been involved. That would mean the dent was a deliberate offence, perhaps collateral damage from a skirmish of some sort. Whatever happened, I am unhappy and certainly my vehicle is unhappy and no doubt my insurance agent will be unhappy as well. Meanwhile, there is enough grime on my car that the dent is out of sight, out of mind but come spring, when my SUV is washed and waxed, the damage will be evident every time I do a walk-about check in the parking lots of my future. Joyce Walter can be reached at The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.

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To the Editor “Call to Action’ by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association and the Canadian Society of Palliative Care. Due to ongoing confusion amongst the general public regarding Hospice Palliative Care (HPC) and Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID), the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care (CHPCA) and the Canadian Society of Palliative Care (CSPCP) would like to clarify the relationship of hospice palliative care and MAID. Healthcare articles and the general media continue to conflate and thus misrepresent these two fundamentally different practices. MAID is not part of hospice palliative; it is not an ‘extension’ of palliative care nor is it ‘one of the tools in the palliative care basket’. National and international hospice palliative care organizations are unified in the position that MAID is not part of the practice of hospice palliative care. Hospice palliative care and MAID substantially differ in mul-

February 7, 2020 Derelict/Nuisance Property 1511 Hastings St. City Manager Jim Puffalt, When I met with you and Michelle Sanson, October 2018, you asked for my expectations for the abandoned house at 1511 Hastings St., I told you the house should be demolished or returned to a “livable state,” what didn’t you understand, I took you silence for acceptance. Or (Silence sometimes, its easier than to face the truth. Silence can be more powerful than hundreds of misleading words. Being silent is just as bad as telling a pervasive lie.) Mr Puffalt take note,“sealing up the property and you walking away is not an option. “That option is not part the PROPERTY MAINTENANCE AND NUISANCE BYLAW 5484.” The other 95% of properties on 1500 Hastings exceed the bylaw, while this property fails to meet the minimum standard. In simple terms they are livable and are occupied this house isn’t habitable. The following is how the “city manager” and staff must deal with Nuisance Properties in North Battleford under there bylaw 1908. BYLAW NO. 1908 PROPERTY MAINTENANCE AND ABATE NUISANCE, PLACARDED STRUCTURES 12. Any structure that has been a Placarded Structure for a period exceeding “three months” is deemed to be a Nuisance. “placarded structure” means a structure which has been placarded by the Prairie North Health Region. ORDER TO REMEDY CONTRAVENTION: 57.2 A Designated Officer may make an Order that: h) any structure is an imminent danger to the public safety or health because it is unsecured or for any other reason; (i) an owner or occupant arrange for inspection or assessment of a building or structure by a person of any professional designation as determined to be necessary by a Designated Officer (including, but not limited to, a registered Professional Engineer, a licensed architect, or an environmental consultant) and for submission to the City of a written report by that professional detailing the results of that inspection or assessment;

tiple areas including in philosophy, intention and approach. Hospice palliative care focuses on improving quality of life and symptoms management through holistic person-centered care for those living with life threatening conditions. Hospice palliative care sees dying as a normal part of life and helps people to live and die well. Hospice palliative care does not seek to hasten death or intentionally end life. In MAID, however, the intention is to address suffering by ending life through the administration of a lethal dose of drugs at an eligible person’s request. Less than 30% of Canadians have access to high quality hospice palliative care, yet more than 90% of all deaths in Canada would benefit from it. Despite this startling discrepancy, access to hospice palliative care is not considered a fundamental healthcare right for Canadians. In contrast, MAID has been deemed a right through the Canada Health Act, even though deaths from MAID account for less than 1.5% of all deaths in

(j) an owner or occupant arrange for an environmental air quality analysis of the interior spaces (including the attic, wall and floor cavities, and crawl spaces) of a building or structure be conducted by a professional environmental or indoor air quality consultant to identify potential water or mold damage and for submission to the City of a written report of that analysis. Analysis may require inspection holes to be cut in walls, floors and ceilings and the lifting of carpets, vinyl sheet flooring or removal of wallpaper; k) occupation of a building or structure by a person or persons as a dwelling or for any other purpose shall not be permitted or permitted to continue until such time as the Order has been complied with and compliance with the Order has been formally acknowledged by the City; or l) all environmentally sensitive substances be removed and disposed of by an environmental contractor or Professional Cleaner and proof of such disposal be submitted to the city. Mr. Puffalt, would I be safe to say this house doesn’t meet the minimum standard of North Battleford, the city you were city manager of before coming to Moose Jaw. Would it be safe to say, you, Rod Montgomery and the home owner Dr. James, would be in contravention of the above bylaw as the property stands today?

We call on the federal and provincial governments to prioritize funding and improve access to hospice palliative care in Canada, and to support the implementation and action plan of the National Framework for Palliative Care in Canada. Canadians must have a right to assistance in living with hospice palliative care, and not just a right to termination of life. Sincerely Sharon Baxter, MSW Leonie MD PhD FCFP (PC) Executive Director President Canadian Palliative Care Ass. Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians Submitted by: Ron Hardy - Vice-President Moose Jaw Right to Life

Expressing Gratitude Recently, I read a letter of recognition and commendation, which was sent to one of the organizations committed to health care assistance in Moose Jaw. After reading that letter, I was prompted to write about my experiences at several facilities like this in Moose Jaw over the past months. In each of these situations, I received a variety of responses and treatment: 1. A warm welcome 2. A genuine friendly smile 3. A Comfortable atmosphere 4. Efficient health care assistance 5. Gentle, caring words of encouragement

and instruction 6. Patience with my progress 7. Freedom to be “myself “ 8. Good food and great service For this reason, I want to express my gratitude, and send a positive “high five” salute to the administrators, managers, doctors, nurses, therapists, caregivers, support staff and volunteers at Providence Place, Crescent Park Villa, and also our Regional Hospital. Your efforts have made a positive difference in my journey to improved health and the “right “ path in my life. I am praying for you to receive many blessings from God, and also fulfillment, purpose and joy in your work. It is worth it. Ken Thiessen

TAX ENFORCEMENT LIST Village of Belle Plaine in the Province of Saskatchewan Notice is hereby given under The Tax Enforcement Act that unless the arrears and costs appearing opposite the land and title number described in the following list are fully paid before the April 1, 2020, and interest based on a tax lien will be registered against the land. Note: A sum for costs in an amount required by subsection 4(3) of The Tax Enforcement Act is included in the amount shown against each parcel.

Would it also be safe to say a house has to be designated livable, by council and must meet that standard, and the only other option is demolished, by the owner of these properties? So Mr. Puffalt, would it be safe to say your experience in North Battleford concerning Nuisance Properties could improve the outlook for citizens of Moose Jaw, living next to these properties? Would it be safe to say you haven’t brought these improvements to Moose Jaw’s Bylaw 5484 concerning Nuisance properties? Would I also be safe to say Mr.l, you chose Chief Montgomery to be the bylaw enforcement officer, for 1511 Hastings St., to silence a citizen. His involvement has shown his lack of understanding and compassion for the residents of 1500 block Hastings. Would I be safe to say you haven’t taken our complaint of August 15, 2018 seriously? Carter Currie


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

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

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

City hall hopes application for $24M in federal funding successful Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express City administration is crossing its fingers and hoping its application for nearly $24 million in federal funding is successful, or it may have to borrow money to complete some major projects. The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan signed a bilateral agreement in October 2018 for the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP). This program will provide more than $896 million in federal funding for provincial infrastructure programs until 2028. City administration submitted an application a year ago for the waterworks reservoir/pumphouse and outdoor pool projects during the first intake of the federal government’s ICIP program. That application was rejected. Administration and council now hope the second time is the charm. During its Feb. 10 regular meeting, council voted unanimously to submit the res-

ervoir and pumphouse project under the green infrastructure stream of ICIP, while it voted 6-1 to submit the outdoor pool project under the community, culture and recreation infrastructure stream of ICIP; Coun. Brian Swanson was opposed. Council also voted unanimously to submit four projects under the public transit infrastructure funding stream, including the cast iron water main replacement program, the fluoridation equipment and building program, a solar initiative and the purchase of three transit buses. Swanson attempted to have the latter three transit projects eliminated so the focus could remain on the cast iron program, but his amendment was defeated 5-2, with him and Coun. Dawn Luhning in favour. Project backgrounds It will cost $16 million to upgrade the reservoir and pumphouse, so adminis-

tration is seeking $6.4 million in federal ICIP funding. If the application fails, city administration indicated council might have to borrow $11.7 million to make up for the shortfall. The Phyllis Dewar Pool is in its 54th year and is falling apart, a council report said. Mechanical components have reached the end of their lifecycle, while the parks and recreation department faces the problem of a potential outdoor pool failure each year. The project to replace the pool is $3.95 million, with $1.58 million requested from ICIP. If the funding application fails, this project would not move forward. Even if the application succeeds, a source of funding for the municipality’s share would still need to be identified, the report said. This could range from borrowing, self-funding or use of reserves. The four projects under the transit ban-

ner are expected to cost more than $15.2 million. The cast iron program is seeking $9 million in grant funding ($3.6 million from ICIP); the fluoridation equipment and building requires $1.2 million ($480,000 from ICIP); the solar project needs more than $1.2 million in funding ($490,050 from ICIP); and the purchase of three transit buses requires $1.58 million in funding ($632,000 from ICIP). The rest of the funding for all projects is expected to come from provincial and municipal sources. While the funding being applied for amounts to $24.16 million, the overall capital works that would be constructed if grant applications are successful is $32.9 million. Council discussed this issue in great detail. That conversation will be reported in a forthcoming article.

Former Dairy Queen site on Athabasca Street to be rezoned Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

The former Dairy Queen site on Athabasca Street East will be rezoned to allow the property owner to use the lot for overflow parking and to prepare products for shipment. Nexii, a manufacturer that creates sustainable and disaster-resilient whole buildings, asked city council to rezone 480 Athabasca Street East to an M1 light industrial district from an R4 core mixed residential district. This would permit some outdoor storage as a general light industrial use. The entire block across the street is already zoned M1, which was carried forward from a previous zoning bylaw. During its Feb. 10 regular meeting, council voted unanimously to have the lot rezoned as a CZ contract zone on the advice of city administration. City hall did not recommend expanding the M1 district in this area since it is not identified for future industrial development within the

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Official Community Plan. “While the existing residential development in the area has not been substantially impacted by the existing M1 zoning, there is potential for land-use conflicts when industrial and residential developments exist in proximity,” a council report said. A CZ contract zone agreement would allow restrictions to be applied on the property’s use and could be tailored for Nexii’s business operations, the report continued. This would prevent the property from being sold for other industrial purposes, which may affect adjacent properties. Businesses near the lot have used the property for parking since 2000. Recently, Nexii — which leases half the warehouse across the street at 461 Athabasca Street East — started using the property for additional outdoor storage. Andrew Sloane, quality manager for Nexii’s Moose Jaw operations, spoke to city council about the need for the lot to be rezoned. “Nexii is becoming a world-class player in the building technology industry and going forward wants to maintain Moose Jaw as an integral part of our operations,” he said. “This will provide stable employment and many longNOTICE THE TAX ENFORCEMENT ACT RICHARD LONEY AND HAROLD A. LONEY TAKE NOTICE that the Resort Village of South Lake intends to be registered as owner under the above Act of the land described as Lot 4 Blk/Par 16 Plan No EX1470 Ext 0, Title No. 100739268 and Lot 5 Blk/Par 16 Plan No EX1470 Ext 0, Title No. 100739279. The municipality claims title to the land by virtue of an interest based on the tax lien registered against the existing title to the land in the Land Titles Registry as Interest Number 185568878 and 185568889 and you are required to TAKE NOTICE that unless you contest the claim of the municipality or redeem the land pursuant to the provisions of the above Act within six months from the service of this notice on you and, subject to the further provisions of The Tax Enforcement Act, a certificate of title will be issued to the applicant and you will thereafter be forever estopped and debarred from setting up any claim to, or in respect of, the land.

term jobs with significant pay … . The plant will continue to be a major player in the expansion of the labour force in Moose Jaw.” Nexii currently faces space constraints in its building and requires the lot to be used for overflow employee parking, to help store building panels, to help with receiving pallets and to help with loading and shipping of manufactured products. “We recognize that in the past there were some concerns with this property not being kept properly in a neat and tidy condition,” Sloane continued. “Nexii has a new regime with a name and reputation to protect and is committed to maintaining a clean site throughout the course of our lease and to the keep surrounding area and residents happy.” Nexii has worked diligently during the last six months to keep the site clean, including in the back alley, he continued. This is in addition to ensuring its 30 employees have off-street parking and ensuring the front street is clear and unobstructed. Mayor Fraser Tolmie said he had visited the plant and thought council should do the same, as part of an overall economic development tour of unique community businesses that are global leaders in technology and design. “It would raise awareness for our city to know that we have these gems in our community,” he added. RM OF BAILDON NO.131 2020 ASSESSMENT ROLL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the assessment roll for the RM of Baildon No. 131 for the year 2020 has been prepared and is open to inspection in the office of the assessor from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 PM and 1:00 pm to 4:30 p.m. on the following days, Monday to Thursday, and 8:30 am to 12:00 pm on Fridays, February 18, 2020 to March 20, 2020, except holidays. A Bylaw pursuant to Section 214 of The Municipalities Act has been passed and the assessment notices have been sent as required.

The amount required to redeem the land may be ascertained on application to the Clerk, Treasurer or Administrator of the municipality. For any questions about the tax enforcement process please contact Taxervice at 1-877-734-3113.

Any person who wishes to appeal against his or her assessment is required to file his or her notice of appeal in writing, accompanied by a $100.00 fee for each assessment being appealed, with: The Assessor, RM of Baildon No. 131, Suite 1 – 1410 Caribou Street West, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 7S9, by the 20th day of March, 2020.

Dated this 10th day of February, 2020.

Dated this 18th day of February, 2020.

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Carol Bellefeuille Assessor

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City Hall Council Notes

Council questions proposed application for federal funding Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

City council had questions and concerns about an application city administration intended to submit for $24 million through the federal Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP), during the Feb. 10 regular council meeting. Coun. Chris Warren wondered why the council report mentioned borrowing when that funding was already identified in the 2020 budget. He assumed that if the grant funding was successful, that would reduce how much was needed in the capital budget. Money is still being allocated to Moose Jaw, but the provincial government — which distributes the ICIP funding — now wants municipalities to submit applications for projects, explained finance director Brian Acker. City administration still anticipates approval of those projects, but the process will be delayed by three months as the province reviews the applications. The municipality would be ineligible for the money if worked on the pumphouse/reservoir project prematurely, he continued. “The pumphouse and pool were always contingent on grant funding. If we were not successful with that grant funding, we would have to look at other funding such as borrowing (since city hall doesn’t have that $24 million on hand),â€? said Acker. Being selective with projects During budget discussions, council submitted applications for federal funding for the Moose Jaw Municipal Airport Authority and Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant, Acker told Coun. Brian Swanson. If these projects are successful in receiving funding, they will not affect Moose Jaw’s ICIP funding. Swanson disagreed with that assessment, pointing out the federal government issues funding on a riding by riding basis. “Moose Jaw-Lake Centre-(Lanigan) riding probably hits the list of the 10 most irrelevant ridings in federally. The idea that we’re just going to receive all kinds of money for everything we submit — I don’t think has been borne out in the past and I don’t think will be the case here,â€? he said. “I think we have to be very selective in what we put forward as applications ‌ .â€?

Hope for success Since the previous applications for the pumphouse/reservoir and pool failed, Coun. Heather Eby wondered what gave city administration hope that this second application would succeed. “There is some level of confidence that we have the potential to be successful with this intake,� Acker said, noting the city manager and mayor have spoken with federal and provincial officials. “It certainly isn’t zero (per cent) and it’s certainly not 100 per cent, but I believe there is some belief we can be positive with (our submitted projects).� Using a hockey metaphor, Mayor Fraser Tolmie said council would miss the opportunity for federal money if it didn’t at least take a shot. He pointed out that council knew transportation funding was available during the budget discussions, which it pushed to use for the cast iron program. Keep the old pool While city administration planned to apply for pool funding, Swanson argued council should stick with the Phyllis Dewar Outdoor Pool for as long as possible. He preferred to continue upgrading the pool instead of abandoning it. Council would also likely lament its loss since it is a piece of cultural heritage. This pool is near its end, so now is the time for a new one since Moose Jaw could be without a pool if council waits any longer, said Coun. Crystal Froese. Council should “shoot as many shots� as it can to acquire funding for it. “This is a really important piece in our community. It’s important for Crescent Park to have a working pool and not a big open concrete space,� she added. The pool does have a big effect on the community and it would be missed, agreed Eby. But if council waits until it fails before applying for funding, they could discover there is no money available.


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City administration is submitting four projects under the transit funding banner for $13 million ($5.2 million via ICIP), including the cast iron water main program, the fluoridation equipment and building program, a solar initiative program, and the purchase of three transit buses. Cast iron program The municipality keeps telling residents that the cast iron program will take 20 years, which means replacing four kilometres of pipe a year, but Swanson pointed out that only 2.2 kilometres of pipe were replaced last year. If this program goes longer, council could jeopardize the water distribution system since some pipes would be more than 120 years old before they are replaced. He preferred to see all the money from the transit funding be directed to the cast iron program and the other three transit projects be eliminated. City administration might have difficulty receiving approval for one massive project, said Acker. Furthermore, project logistics would be a problem since the engineering department has committed $10.9 million to the cast iron program this year and $9.1 million in 2021. The fluoridation and solar projects were approved in the 2020 budget, while grant money was to be their main source of funding, he continued. The purchase of three new transit buses is supposed to occur in 2022, so the goal was to apply for the funding now and have it for those years. “As community leaders, we do have to address all the areas of the community. The cast iron is certainly a part, but so are other things we are doing,� added Acker. “We have a balancing act to do in terms of your priorities.� The next regular council meeting is Feb. 24. 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 proposed amendment will rezone 480 Athabasca Street East from R4 - Core Mixed Residential District to CZ - Contract Zone. The purpose of the amendment is to allow a business in the area to use the property as a staging area for their products prior to shipping. 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, from February 18th , 2020 to March 9th , 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, March 9th, 2020 in person or by email at 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, March 9th, 2020. DATED at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan this 29th day of January, 2020. Myron Gulka-Tiechko - City Clerk

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illness insurance and avoid the possibility of having to dip into your RRSP or liquidate some holdings should the unthinkable happen. 10. Don’t let it happen again A tax refund is actually a repayment of an interest-free loan that you made to the government by overpaying your taxes. That’s not the best financial planning strategy. Resolve not to receive a tax refund next year by starting year-round tax planning today. For example, if you make regular RRSP contributions, or if you make your entire contribution early in the year, you can apply to the CRA via your employer to have your withholding tax reduced. This will improve your monthly cash flow so you can get your money working in your best interest sooner and more effectively.

6. Beef up your emergency fund Every household should have an emergency fund that’s sufficient to cover three to six months’ worth of expenses in an easily accessible, liquid investment such as a money market fund. If yours doesn’t measure up, your tax refund can give it a needed boost. 7. Avoid the splurge urge Unless you really need to, avoid the urge to “invest” in depreciable assets such as a new car or some other toy. Even small amounts invested over the long term can help you achieve your financial goals. 8. Give to charity Share your windfall by making a charitable donation. It’s a win-win situation. You not only contribute to a good cause, but also receive an income tax credit that can be used to offset your personal taxes.

Remember, your personal finances are unique to you. Only a properly laid out financial plan can help you figure out what may be the best avenue. Contact your financial advisor today to ask about comprehensive financial planning. If you would like more information please contact Gale Toews, Financial Advisor, at Gale Toews Private Wealth Management of Raymond James Ltd. at (306)693-4430.

9. Buy some peace of mind While no one likes to think about being stricken by a serious disease or injury, the best time to protect yourself against the potentially devastating financial effect that a critical illness could have upon your investment portfolio is while you’re still healthy. You may want to investigate using your refund to purchase critical

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How to Save Money Responsibly Earlier this fall, as part of an ongoing financial literacy series at the Moose Jaw Public Library, chartered professional accountant Juanita Pandya presented some tips to follow when choosing to start saving money. Pulling some facts from a recent survey, Pandya began by pointing out that Canadians as a whole have a very high debt to income ratio, and the majority of those surveyed save less than ten per cent of their annual income — generally not quite enough to retire, said Pandya. Saving money is a fairly important topic, and Pandya offered a list of strategies to make the process easier. First, it’s important to have a future goal in mind to work towards. For some, that goal could be saving enough for retirement at a certain age, or paying for a future vacation, or financing a child through postsecondary education. Goals should be achievable, and within grasp — saving more money than can conceivably be made on your specific salary is already doomed to fail, for example. Once a goal is chosen, now comes the planning. Consider your assets — things like RRSPs, TFSAs, and savings accounts — and judge where you stand already. Pandya advised always reinvesting whatever interest or dividends you collect from things like these. Next, it’s time to look at your everyday life and how saving part of your income will affect that. Pandya began her five-step strategy by emphasizing that it’s important to “pay yourself first.” Make sure to set aside some money to put away, even if it’s less than you would like. To determine how much you can keep for yourself, a budget is key. Lay out your fixed costs for the month — mortgage or

“After you see what you’re spending, that’s when you start to goal set,” said Pandya. In creating a budget, you have to be dedicated to keeping your spending on track. In order to amass any savings, living within your means is the key to success. Pandya suggested taking a very detailed look at spending habits over a two-week period. Her family tried a cash challenge, where she put $70 cash in her wallet and watched how long that lasted before it was gone. “Cash is king,” said Pandya, before explaining that using cash can help limit the urge to spend because it’s a more visual experience than a debit card, watching it disappear as you spend it. Her last important piece of advice was to avoid using a credit card at all costs — if you’re having to resort to spending on a credit card, then it may be time to readjust your budget.

rent, utilities, taxes, loans, and so on — and then take a look at those variable costs — groceries, morning coffee, or unexpected expenses. Comparing these numbers to your income will tell you just how much money you have left in your pocket to play with.

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Saving for the future can be tough, said Pandya, but it is entirely possible. “This is a mentality you have to get in your head,” said Pandya. “You always have to think, ‘okay, I want to do this and I’m committed to doing this.’” She encouraged people to take the time to create a plan on paper, and stay committed to seeing it through — because the only way to see those results is with some determination. For help with creating a savings future, Pandya recommended looking up the resources from CPA Canada’s website ( as well as the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada website (www.

Financing Education 101 Students considering post-secondary education have a number of options available. Of course, students can apply for a loan from the federal government. There are two programs available, including the Canada Student Loan Program (CSLP) and the Canada Student Grants Program (CSGP). Assistance can also be provided through the Government of Saskatchewan. Finally, students can also consider private loans through financial institutions. This might be something like a student line of credit. Contact your bank for more information. Parents who want to provide for their children should consider looking into a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP). In fact, anyone can open an RESP for a child, including grandparents or family friends. Contributions vary. If you contribute up to $2,500

each year, you can receive a government grant of $500. Talk to a financial advisor regarding contribution limits, frequency of contributions, how to add another child as a beneficiary, or what to do if a child opts not to continue their education past high school. Finally, students can also consider looking into scholarships or bursaries. There are several scholarships available through Prairie South School Division or Holy Trinity Catholic School Division. More information is available online at students/scholarships/ or There are some scholarships unique to local schools. Please note that some scholarships have a March deadline. Students are encouraged to talk to a guidance counsellor for more information.

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Pension Splitting – Is it worth it?

Pension splitting is often misunderstood, but can be a great tool for many seniors to reduce the total taxes owing each year for the couple. Pension splitting on your tax return is NOT changing who the actual pension cheque is paid to each month, but rather a way to divert taxable income from a higher income spouse to a lower income spouse. There are very specific rules on what type of income

can be split and how much can be split to your spouse: The maximum amount that can be split in any year is 50% of the pension, however, most times it is most beneficial to do a split somewhere between 0-50%. Pension income received from work pensions can be split at any age, whereas RRSP/RIF income can only be split once the individual is age 65 or older. The other common concern among several seniors who operate with separate bank accounts is “giving up some of MY refund”. By doing a pension split and sending some of the income and related taxes paid to a spouse, sometimes their balance owing to CRA or refund may go up or down from what it would have been if the pension split had not been done. If a tax professional prepares the return, the overall couples’ combined refund will be higher than without the pension split, however, one spouse may end up with less refund than they would have received by themselves. For example: If Mr. and Mrs. Senior had filed separate tax returns Mr. Senior would have received a refund

of $260 and Mrs. Senior would have received a refund of $540 for a total combined refund of $800. After the pension split was completed Mr. Senior now has a refund of $700 and Mrs. Senior has a refund of $300 for a combined refund of $1,000 ($200 more than if they did them separately). In this example, Mrs. Senior has her refund drop from $540 to $300, so she may not be wanting to do the split – however, if they can agree to split the extra refund amount between them and have Mr. Senior reimburse Mrs. Senior for the portion she lost, Mr. Senior could walk away with $360 and Mrs. Senior could have $640. This way both are happy, end up with more money in their pockets and less money paid in tax to the government. If you want to make sure your Pension split is completed correctly, and want someone to help guide you and your spouse with splitting the extra refund – see the tax professionals at TaxTeam - 339 Main St N Moose Jaw or call 306-694-4829.

The Differences Between RRSPs and TFSAs When it comes to investments, Canadians might consider one of two options — a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) or a Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA). Although both can help you save money for the future, they do have their differences. First, RRSPs require that you have an income in order to make contributions. TFSAs do not. Second, age restrictions do apply to RRSP contributions; the last day you can contribute is December 31 of the year of your 71st birthday. While you do need to be 18 to open a TFSA, there is no upper age limit for contributions.

Because you contribute to RRSPs with pre-tax dollars, you must pay tax on withdrawals. Conversely, because contributions to TFSAs are made with after-tax dollars, withdrawals are tax free. RRSPs contributions are tax deductible, while TFSAs are not. Finally, RRSPs are intended for retirement savings, but TFSAs can be used to help you achieve any savings goal. Talk to your financial advisor for more information about TFSAs and RRSPs, to help you decide which option is right for you.

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House Sales THIS INFO COULD SAVE YOU THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN TAX!!! The Canadian tax system started in 1917 with a 6 page tax return, and has ballooned into a document over 1,400 pages long today. The government makes changes to the rules every year, and for those who do their own taxes or are unaware of the rules – they may end up paying more taxes than they need to, or be penalized for not including information that now needs to be reported. One of the major changes to the Canadian Income Tax reporting requirements that came into effect on January 1, 2016 was in regards to personal home or property sales (your principal residence). Have you ever heard the term “things were so much simpler in the past”? Well, that is certainly the case when it comes to the new tax laws regarding selling your principal residence. Before 2016, if you sold a house or property that was your principal residence for all the years you owned it – you typically did not need to report the sale or proceeds on your personal tax return. You were able to just take any profits made from the sale and invest it into your next property or spend it however you liked. This all changed on January 1, 2016 when the federal government imposed a new law that requires EVERY house or property sale be reported on an income tax return. (A home or property includes a; house, cottage, condominium, apartment, trailer, mobile home, or house boat.) If the property sold was your principal residence for all the years you owned it, and it is correctly reported on your tax return, there should be no tax consequences to

you. The property sale must be reported on schedule 3 and T2091/T1255 in the tax return covering the year in which it was sold. “But there are thousands of property sales all the time, why should I bother?” Although some Canadians may have gotten away with this line of thinking on their taxes in the past, the government has recently initiated a nation-wide program and facilities across the country specifically assigned to track and find property sales that have not been reported. The have even assigned over $10 million dollars of their budget towards this task force. If they happen to identify your sale and find that you did not properly report it on your tax return – the penalties start at $100 per month (since the date it should have been reported) up to a maximum of $8,000. They can additionally assess you capital gains taxes on the sale of the property!

The CRA (Canada Revenue Agency) has allowed a grace period over the past couple of years as Canadians learn these new property sales rules. However, very soon, they will feel the laws have been in place long enough and will start enforcing the penalties and taxes on both new and previous sales. The government has even passed a special provision that allows the CRA to go back beyond the normal 3 year period, and re-assess tax payers who failed to report property dispositions in past years. If you have sold a property since January 1, 2016 and have not yet reported it on your income tax return, it is recommended to immediately make an adjustment to your tax return to either avoid or reduce any penalties or additional income taxes. If you plan to sell a property in the future, make sure to see a qualified accountant to ensure one of the biggest personal transactions of your life does not incur unneeded taxes and penalties. Come see the experienced professional accountants at TaxTeam 339 Main Street N Moose Jaw (We have been helping Moose Jaw and area residents to pay less tax legally for over 20 years, with over 140 years of collective tax and accounting experience, we can help you too). NOTE: These rules ALSO apply to those who change the use of a property (from a Principal Residence to a Rental or Business, or vice versa).

Tax Write offs – not always what they appear!

As a small business owner, have you ever said “it’s okay, ‘it’s a write off!’”? This is a common phrase used among several small business people who know they can write off certain expenses against their self employed or corporate income. However, a tax write off may not always be as great as it seems. Even though the expense may be a “100% write off”, all this

means is that you can claim the full expense on your taxes to reduce your taxes owing. If you are in the lowest tax bracket you may save around 35% of the expense you incur. Certainly if you need to purchase items to operate your business, grow it, or make it more successful, make sure you keep all your business receipts and claim every penny you pay for eligible expenses. However, if you are looking at a more expensive (not needed) option, or some unneeded expense and justify the purchase by thinking it is a 100% write off, you may be surprised. Think of a tax write off like a store sale. If a store said they are having a 35% off sale, you would likely purchase any of the items you were already planning to get, but it wouldn’t drive you to go purchase many additional unneeded items. If you pay $1,000 for an unneeded item because it’s a tax write off think of it this way:



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A Guide to Cryptocurrency You may have heard about so-called “cryptocurrencies” like Bitcoin in the news, but what exactly is a cryptocurrency anyway? A cryptocurrency is a virtual medium of exchange. Through encryption and a network of computers, transactions and balances are recorded in what is supposed to be a secure environment. Cryptocurrency “wallets” store public and private keys that enable users to receive or spend cryptocurrencies. What are the risks associated with cryptocurrencies? According to the Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority (FCAA) of Saskatchewan, cryptocurrencies are volatile, unprotected (in the sense they

lack the backing of a bank or some official authority), complex or confusing, and may come with expensive fees. As always, if you are unsure of the risks or feel uncomfortable, don’t get involved.

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2020 Benefit Payments Calendar Canada Pension Plan Includes the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) retirement pension and disability, children’s and survivor benefits. February 26, 2020 March 27, 2020 April 28, 2020 May 27, 2020 June 26, 2020 July 29, 2020 August 27, 2020 September 28, 2020 Old Age Security Includes Old Age Security pension, Guaranteed Income Supplement, Allowance and Allowance for the Survivor. February 26, 2020 March 27, 2020 April 28, 2020 May 27, 2020 June 26, 2020 July 29, 2020 August 27, 2020 September 28, 2020

Goods and Services tax / Harmonized Sales Tax (GST/HST) Credit January 3, 2020 April 3, 2020 July 3, 2020 October 5, 2020 January 5, 2021 Canada child benefit (CCB) February 20, 2020 March 20, 2020 April 20, 2020 May 20, 2020 June 19, 2020 July 20, 2020 August 20, 2020 September 18, 2020

Veteran disability pension February 27, 2020 March 30, 2020 April 29, 2020 May 28, 2020 June 29, 2020 July 30, 2020 August 28, 2020 September 29, 2020

Saskatchewan Social Services The new Saskatchewan Income Support (SIS) program allows clients to select different payment frequency options, such as monthly, twice per month or weekly payments, to better align with their needs and when their payments are due. The following 2020 dates apply to the Saskatchewan Assistance Program (SAP), Transitional Employment Allowance Program (TEA), and Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability (SAID): February (cheques mailed Jan. 28, direct deposit Jan. 30) March (cheques mailed Feb. 25, direct deposit Feb. 27) April (cheques mailed March 26, direct deposit March 30) May (cheques mailed Apr. 27, direct deposit Apr. 29) June (cheques mailed May 26, direct deposit May 28) July (cheques mailed June 24, direct deposit June 29) August (cheques mailed July 27, direct deposit July 29) September (cheques mailed Aug. 26, direct deposit Aug. 28) October (cheques mailed Sep. 25, direct deposit Sep. 29) November (cheques mailed Oct. 27, direct deposit Oct. 29) December (cheques mailed Nov. 25, direct deposit Nov. 27)

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Financial Literacy and a Look at How Canadians Manage Their Money Do you really get the ins and outs of investing? Do you understand banking fees or what actions affect your credit rating? This is all part of financial literacy, and it is a skill that is becoming more important than ever. Financial literacy means having the skills or knowledge to make informed decisions about one’s finances. It is important because it helps you manage our money efficiently, allowing you to plan for retirement, emergency situations, and estate planning, etc. Fortunately, Canada is leading the way with a national strategy on financial literacy. The strategy involves helping Canadians “manage money and debt wisely, plan and save for the future, and to prevent and protect against fraud and financial abuse.” Meanwhile, high schools across Saskatchewan are now offering financial literacy courses to students. As part of Canada’s financial literacy strategy, the government undertook the 2019 Canadian Financial Capability Survey (CFCS). This provides a better picture of Canadians’ finances and how they manage their money. According to the results of the survey, on average, Canadian household debt represented 177 per cent of disposable income in 2019. That is up from 168 per cent in 2018. More than 73 per cent of Canadians have outstanding debt or have used a payday loan in the past 12 months. Almost one third (31 per cent) say they have too much debt. The most common and significant type of debt is a mortgage. Around 40 per cent of Canadians have a

mortgage with a median amount of $200,000. Other major types of debt highlighted in the report include balances owed on credit cards (29 per cent), vehicle loans or leases (28 per cent), personal lines of credit (20 per cent), and student loans (11 per cent). People under 65 are more likely to find it difficult to meet financial commitments. According to the CFCS report, over the past 12 months, eight per cent of Canadians have admitted to falling behind on bills and other financial commitments. That number is up from two per cent, as reported in 2014.

“Manage money and debt wisely, plan and save for the future, and to prevent and protect against fraud and financial abuse.” About 69 per cent of Canadians are planning their finances for retirement. That is up slightly from 66 per cent of respondents to the 2014 survey. Moreover, 47 per cent of Canadians now say they understand how much they need to save for retirement, compared to 37 per cent in 2014.

One area of concern for Canadians? Financing post-secondary education. Twenty-three per cent of Canadians between the ages of 18 and 23 say education will be their primary expense during the next three years. Nearly half (49 per cent) of Canadians between the ages of 18 and 24 have a student loan. Financial scams continue to be a problem. According to the CFCS report, 22 per cent of Canadians say they have been a victim of a financial fraud or scam within the last two years. The most common form of fraud was unauthorized use of a debit or credit card. If you want to manage your money, the CFCS report suggests that creating a budget is extremely helpful. A budget can help you ensure bills are paid and can assist with debt repayment. Research suggests those who use a budget are less likely to fall behind on payments or other commitments. Don’t know where to start? Consider using digital resources like budgeting software, mobile apps, or spreadsheets. Since the 2014 survey, around 40 per cent of Canadians have worked towards improving their financial literacy. While this is encouraging, there is still room for improvement, as Canadians continue to feel stressed about the states of their finances. Want to learn more about managing your finances? The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada has a number of financial literacy resources available online Visit The full 2019 CFCS report is also available online.

Saving Starts at Home Need to save money? There are lots of ways you can spend less by making a few small changes around the home. According to SaskEnergy, you can save money by switching to cold water when doing laundry. Approximately 85 to 90 per cent of the energy used when washing clothes is used to heat the water. Consider switching to a front-loading washing

machine, as these units use about 40 per cent less water and 50 per cent less energy. Heating and cooling a home can be costly. Installing a programmable thermostat could save you hundreds of dollars a year. Weather proofing your home with caulking and weather stripping can also prove beneficial. Switch to LED light bulbs. Although the bulbs are more

expensive, they need to be replaced less frequently. To determine potential savings, SaskPower offers an online light bulb calculator tool. Both SaskPower and SaskEnergy have a number of tips and tools online that can help you make your home more efficient and less costly.

Protect Yourself from Investment Scams It can be hard to resist a great investment tip, but investors need to know what they are getting into. Red flags to watch out for include: • High returns on a low-risk investment; • a sales pitch that suggests the offer is only being made to you; • pressuring you to make a decision right away; • requests for personal financial information.

Remember — if a deals sound too good to be true, it likely is. There are several ways investors can protect themselves. You can check the registration of the person or company selling using the online Canadian Securities Administrators National Registration Search. You can also look up any disciplinary history for the person or company using the Canadian Securities Administrators Cease Trade Orders database.

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Insolvencies Rising in Canada Personal insolvencies increased in Canada last year, according to information provided by the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy. For the twelve-month period ended Dec. 31, 2019, the total number of insolvencies increased by 9.3 per cent. In Saskatchewan, total insolvencies for the 12-month period increased by 1.7 per cent. Insolvencies filed by businesses in the province were up 5.1 per cent, while insolvencies filed by consumers increased by 1.6 per cent. Across the country, the economic sector hit the hardest was mining and oil and gas extraction with an insolvency increase of 75 per cent.

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Pre-Retirement Planning – Are You Ready? These volatile markets are giving all investors pause for thought, but for those approaching retirement, they underscore the importance of implementing a solid pre-retirement plan. Estimate your retirement cost of living Now is the time to make a realistic assessment of your anticipated retirement living expenses, both essential and discretionary. Even though assets such as your home and cottage contribute to your net worth, they won’t normally contribute to cash flow and so should be left out of any calculations except as a source of expenses. A comprehensive estimate would also include anticipated lifestyle expenses and annual budgeting for travel, club memberships and so on. Identify Your Retirement Income Stream It is important to not only understand where your income will come from, but also to identify whether your income sources are exhaustible or lifelong. You may have income streams from non-registered trading and savings accounts, your TFSA, your registered retirement plans (RRSPs and employer-sponsored pension plans), and income from existing insurance policies and annuities. Don’t forget your entitlement from the Canada/Quebec Pension Plan and other government supplements (OAS/GIS). Remember: with the possible exception of insurance benefits, most other income will be taxable.

tered Retirement Plan (RRSP) and/or your Tax Free Savings Account. Cover Your Insurance Bases Review your coverage, considering possible life events and potential health care eventualities that may occur between now and your retirement. Prepare for the possibility of catastrophic illness or home care and nursing costs. The estimates of your monthly and annual cash flow needs plus your anticipated after-tax income from all sources will give you an idea of how prepared you are to finance your retirement. If your estimates show more money going out than money coming in, then the next step is to start closing that gap.

Take control of your investments The stock market ultimately determines whether your investment portfolio can successfully finance your retirement years, but make no mistake—you do have control in terms of the structured diversity and asset allocation that define your portfolio.

Curb Your Liabilities There is good debt (mortgages) and bad debt (credit cards), but it’s all a drain on your finances in retirement. Inflation and cost of living expenses will fluctuate.

The Help of an Experienced Professional Haphazard planning rarely works. Everyone needs a retirement plan that evolves with changes in their personal lives.

Eliminating credit card debt should be a priority. It’s the highest cost debt any consumer has. Work towards paying off the balance every month. Accelerate paying down the mortgage. Use windfalls such as a tax refund, inheritance, bonuses or bi-monthly payments. Strengthen Your Savings Once your liabilities are under control, get into the habit of building your financial base by automatically diverting a portion of your income each month into a savings or investment program – such as your Regis-

For One in Three Canadians, Debt Can End a Relationship According to a national survey from Credit Canada, debt can negatively affect relationships. The 2020 Dysfunctional Debt Survey — an Angus Reid poll of 1,552 Canadians, sponsored by non-profit credit counselling agency, Credit Canada, found that one-in-three Canadians (33 per cent) have either ended or would end a relationship because of their or their partner’s debt. Several financial reasons were cited for ending a relationship, including a lack of financial honesty, such as hidden debt or purchases (71 per cent). This was followed by poor money management or spending habits (48 per cent). Women are more likely than men to end a relationship over financial issues. Three-quarters of women (76 per cent) have ended or would end a relationship over a lack of financial honesty — compared to two-thirds of men (65 per cent). Similarly, half of women (52%) have ended or would end their romance due to poor money management and poor spending habits, compared to 44 per cent of men. On average, households are carrying $1.76 in debt for each dollar of disposable income. Credit Canada also says Canadians are filing the highest number of personal insolvencies since 2009. Other results reveal:

· 46 per cent of respondents find debt makes them feel frustrated; · 39 per cent find that debt makes them feel depressed; · 31 per cent find that debt makes them feel embarrassed/ashamed; · 34 per cent say that debit causes a loss of sleep; · 32 per cent say debt makes them avoid social gatherings; · 13 per cent responded that debt results in avoiding friendships/relationships. The full results of the 2020 Dysfunctional Debt Survey are available online. Visit for more information.

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Local Indigenous women share traditional beaded capes as part of MJMAG exhibition “This work took fifty years to mature and come forth, and it arises out of our matriarchs, whose role has not been celebrated. It’s to honour womanhood and most of all, Indigenous women and the role they play in the home.” These were the opening remarks from curator and Cree traditional artist Barb Frazer, as she welcomed the crowd to the opening of the Women’s Cape Project exhibition at the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery. The Cape Project features eight handcrafted capes made by local Indigenous women, each one decorated in traditional beadwork that represents the artist’s family or history in some way. Each piece began as part of a nine-week beadwork class with Frazer, organized by Lori Deets, chair of the Wakamow Aboriginal Community Association, with 13 women embarking on the beadwork project. The intricate beadwork on each piece took much longer than nine weeks to complete, but the class planted the seed and the project blossomed. The beaded cape is traditionally a ceremonial item in most Indigenous cultures, worn at the highest ceremonies, and the knowledge of craft is something that is passed down from woman to woman. For Frazer, watching these women work on their beadwork and have their capes come together was a dream she had always hoped to accomplish. “I was gifted a cape as a child and it was ancient, and I always knew that one day I would recreate that,” said Frazer. “And by teaching others is how I actually got to make a dream come true.” For mother and daughter artists Karen and Ashley Young, the chance to work on their beadwork together and then see their pieces displayed together in the exhibition is an incredible moment for

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Mavis Olson took the time to bead her fringe in an intricate pattern.

Eight local women created a traditional cape of their own, to be featured in the Wakamow Aboriginal Community Association Women’s Cape Project, now on display at the MJMAG. them. Their capes are actually displayed in the same case, laying side by side in a nod towards the intimate connection between the two artists. “I feel like we’ve always been really close to each other, but the beading kind of draws us even closer,” said Ashley. “It’s just so special to have our work together and be able to go through this journey together.” “And to get our hard work recognized too,” added Karen. “I never thought that this would happen, I just thought we’d bead and then would keep on them and wear them whenever.” The Tree of Life and colourful leaves adorning Ashley’s cape represent her own personal journey, and the flowers on Karen’s cape represent her family — tulips for her daughters and grandsons, and forget-me-nots for herself. Ashley estimated her cape took over 50 hours to complete, and Karen worked on her cape for several months. The two have participated in previous classes held by Frazer and WACA, and agree that beading has a special place in their lives.

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Crime Stoppers saw majority of public engagement on social media and app, data suggests Larissa Kurz

The annual general meeting of the Moose Jaw Crime Stoppers board outlined the program’s highlights from 2019, especially the seeming increase of public engagement from using social media. Crime Stoppers received 214 tips in total last year, a slight dip from the year previous but still in the average range of the last few years. They also paid out $950 in tip rewards, although not all of those rewards were claimed by the recipients. Cst. Sheldon MacNaughton, the Moose Jaw Police Service member handling the Crime Stoppers program in 2019, reported an increase in public engagement with the program, especially on social media. The Crime Stoppers Facebook page published 20 posts last year, with the average number of people reached just over 20,000. There was a correlation between posts that utilized humour and the increase in interaction. The program also launched a smartphone app as a new method of anonymously submitting tips, with 60 per cent of the total tips in 2019 being submitted through the app. P3 Tips offers more anonymity for tipsters, as well as an opportunity for police members to make follow-up contact with the tipster after the tip is submitted for clarification or more details. The app required the purchase of software from Anderson Software, which totaled $1,200 for the board. Crime Stoppers also solved its first crime using submitted footage from a passing citizen’s dashcam, installed Crime Stoppers posters in the holding cells at the MJPS, and installed two signs in the city. MJPS Deputy Chief Rick Johns spoke during the meeting about the city’s rise in violent crime over the last few years, especially the increased prevalence of methamphetamines and cocaine within the city. “Whenever we see an increase in crime, we also hope that there’s going to be an increase in reporting of that crime. It helps us better do our jobs,” said Johns. “With

Lloyd Luhning, vice president of the Early Bird Lions Club and Crime Stoppers board member, presents a donation to Crime Stoppers president Lyle Johnson (R). Crime Stoppers being anonymous and a good avenue for people to report to us, it gives us just another tool to be able to investigate these serious offences.” During the meeting, Johns also proposed the idea of creating a voluntary local registry of people who have security cameras or doorbell cameras installed on their property, as a potential database of information for future Crime Stoppers cases. The board also received two donations from local groups in Moose Jaw during the meeting. The Early Bird Lions Club presented a cheque for $800 to board president Lyle Johnson, and the ACT/UCT — who have been annual sponsors of the program since its inception — presented a cheque for $2,000. “We’ve supported this program from the onset because it gives something special to the community,” said ACT/ UCT president Mark Gilliland.

The continued success of the Crime Stoppers program is reliant on its relationship with the community, agreed all parties present at the AGM. “Our chief here has often referred to Robert Peele about how ‘the police are the community and the community are the police,’ and I don’t think anything marries that better than Crime Stoppers,” said MacNaughton during his presentation. “We’ve got police members here and community members here and we’re working together to help this community.” Moose Jaw Crime Stoppers began in 1984 and is one of 120 Crime Stoppers programs worldwide. Moose Jaw was the first municipality in Saskatchewan to create a local Crime Stoppers program. The Crime Stoppers board is comprised of community members, with one MJPS representative. Cst. Josh MacNaughton will replace Cst. Sheldon MacNaughton as that representative beginning in 2020.

L-R: Local ACT/UCT president Mark Gilliland, Crime Stoppers president Lyle Johnson, ACT/UCT youth representative Sebasten Halvorsen, and ACT/ UCT representative Pat Carle presenting a donation to Crime Stoppers.

Saskatchewan high schools now offering financial literacy courses Larissa Kurz

High schools across the province are now able to offer courses in financial literacy at the 20- and 30-level. Designed as electives, the courses fall under the Practical and Applied Arts/Arts Education requirement for high school graduation. Financial Literacy 20 and 30 will address topics about financial matters and decisions that students may face in the years following high school, such as homeownership, debt management, and financial planning for the future. The classes will focus on key areas, such as saving, spending, borrowing, investing, and protecting financial assets. It will also touch on the value of receiving money or resources as recognition for hard work and offering one’s skills or time. “Saskatchewan’s school boards recognize the importance of financial literacy

and our members passed a resolution in support of developing elective personal finance classes for high school students,” said president of the Saskatchewan School Boards Association Dr. Shawn Davidson said, in a press release. “[In a recent public engagement survey], we heard a clear desire from students, families, and communities for increased opportunities to learn life skills like budgeting and money management. We welcome the availability of these classes across the province.” The courses were piloted by 20 teachers in 12 different school divisions and two First Nation education authorities across the province. It will now fall to the local boards of education in each region to decide which schools in the province will be offering these courses without their division.

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Players face off for annual Outdoor Classic The NHL may play its share of outdoor games each, such as the Heritage Classic that was held at Mosaic Stadium in Regina this past October, but Moose Jaw has its own outdoor hockey tradition. On Friday, Feb. 7 the Sixth Annual Outdoor Classic was held at Moose Square. The group of players represent the afternoon men’s league that plays from October to April. All other games throughout the year are played indoors. The games, which were closely contested, kicked off with a ceremonial puck drop from Mayor Fraser Tolmie. Photos courtesy of Lyle Johnson.

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Moose Jaw and District Sports Hall of Fame seeking nominees Nominees for 2020 induction class being accepted until Mar. 30 Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

The Moose Jaw sports community has a long and rich history, filled with hundreds if not thousands of elite athletes, coaches and mentors who have had a major impact on the lives of so, so many. And that’s where the Moose Jaw and District Sports Hall of Fame comes in. The organization is currently seeking nominations of athletes, teams and builders for their 2020 Hall of Fame induction, which will take place in October. Potential nominees should be individuals or teams who had exceptional performances or historical success, or played a major role in defining and shaping the

Moose Jaw and area sports scene over a long period of time. Those honoured will be enshrined on the Hall’s Wall of Fame located on the second-floor concourse in Mosaic Place. Nominations will be accepted until Mar. 31, 2020, after which the nominating committee will meet and evaluate each nominee, followed by a Hall of Fame inductee announcement ceremony later this summer. For more information or to download nomination forms, be sure to check out


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Moose Jaw Warriors goaltender Brock Gould, here in action against the Medicine Hat Tigers earlier this season, turned in a stellar performance in a losing effort against Spokane.

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Tribe netminder turns aside 59 shots in 2-1 overtime loss Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

Moose Jaw Warriors goaltender Brock Gould couldn’t have done much more for his team against the Spokane Chiefs on Wednesday night and still come out with the loss. Not only did the fourth-ranked 2020 NHL Draft prospect turn aside an incredible 59 shots in his team’s 2-1 loss to kick off their U.S. road swing, a good number of his stops were of the post-to-post, sprawl-and-dive variety as Gould did everything he could to keep his crew in the game. And it almost worked, too. Chase Hartje opened scoring for the Warriors only 3:16 into the contest, as the overage defenceman pinched in on the wing, picked up the rebound off a Cade Hayes shot and scored past Spokane netminder James Porter. That goal came moments after Gould utterly robbed the Chiefs’ Leif Mattson on a cross-ice pass to his blocker side, and minutes after Hartje’s goal, Gould would stop Mattson again with a spectacular cross-crease glove save that wound up as the WHL. ca Save of the Night. The Chiefs would tie the game 7:53 into the second as Graham Sward managed to chip a shot over Gould during a scramble in front of the net. There the score would remain until 34 seconds into overtime, when Eli Zummack took advantage of the extra space three-on-three provides to walk into the slot and beat Gould with a shot high blocker side. All told, Gould would stop 24 shots in the first, 20 in the second and 14 in the third. Porter didn’t have quite as busy a night, as the Warriors didn’t break double digits in shots in any period and would have only 18 total. The Warriors continued their U.S road swing with games against the Tri-City Americans on Friday, Feb. 14, Portland Winterhawks on Sunday, Feb. 16 and Seattle Thunderbirds on Tuesday, Feb. 18 before closing things out against the Everett Silvertips on Wednesday, Feb. 19. Next home action for the Warriors is the first game of a home-and home series with the Swift Current Broncos on Friday, Feb. 28.

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Moose Jaw Fish wins bronze at world single distance championship Former Kinsmen Speed Skating Club standout outduels Roest to reach podium in 5,000 metres Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

Just a little bit quicker, improvements in the tiniest of increments, even over lap to lap. On the International Skating Union world championship scene, that can be the difference between finishing well back in the pack or on the podium. For Moose Jaw’s Graeme Fish, it was all about the latter, and now he has his first World Single Distance Championship medal to show for it. Fish, 23, finished third in the 5,000 metres at Worlds on Thursday in Salt Lake City, and it was an impressive level of improvement that saw to the success. Fish had the unenviable task of matching up with the Netherland’s Patrick Roest – the reigning World Cup points leader who hadn’t lost a distance race this season -- in the second-to-last pairing of the meet, and doing so a race that isn’t usually the best for the 10,000 metres specialist. But after Roest pulled away in the early going and took over the race lead by lap six, Fish continued to grind away. He sat in 11th place through three laps and hovered around sixth during laps five to 11. Roest led Fish by as much as three seconds in the middle of the race, a lead that by lap 11 was down to less than half a second. Then came the stunner.

Moose Jaw’s Graeme Fish celebrates after his 5,000 metres at World Cup #5 in Calgary on Sunday. Dave Holland / CSI Calgary photo

Fish saved his best lap of the entire race for the 13th and final loop of the 400 metre track, covering the circuit in 28.67 seconds, marking his fifth-straight sub-29 second lap and a full two and a half seconds faster than Roest at

31.46 seconds. In the end, Fish crossed the line in 6:06.32 to Roest’s 6:08.59 to sit in third place. Fish would end up having the fastest final lap of the field, Roest was later disqualified and finished last. Fish’s time was more than just a bit quicker than the last time he skated the distance at World Cup #5 in Calgary last weekend, too – back then, he finished in third place in a time of 6:10.538 behind Roest in first and teammate Ted-Jan Bloemen in second. This time around it was world record holder Bloemen who crossed the line in first place, with his time of 6:04.375 seeing him take the lead in lap eight and never look back. It was the first 5,000 metres championship in Canadian speedskating history. Finishing just over a second and a half ahead of Fish in second place was none other than four-time Olympic gold medalist Sven Kramer of the Netherlands, who has been battling injury all season and only skated in the first and last World Cup races before Salt Lake City. Fish will be back in action Friday for the 10,000 metres, another race he has the potential to medal in.



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AAA’s Weisgerber eying playoff return while recovering from kidney transplant AAA Warriors head coach recovering from surgery middle of last month Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

Coaching a team that has had its fair share of impressive comebacks this season, Moose Jaw AAA Warriors head coach Trevor Weisgerber is aiming to make one of his own in coming weeks. Weisgerber, 40, underwent a kidney transplant at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon a little over two weeks ago and has since returned home and is recovering. Weisgerber’s story was covered in great detail in an outstanding article by former Regina Leader-Post sports editor Gregg Drinnan through his popular blog ‘Taking Note’, and things have only improved in the days since. “Every day seems to be getting a little bit better here, and as far as feeling well, I feel good,” Weisgerber told MooseJawToday. com. “It’s night and day compared to the last couple of years, I feel better in the 17 or 18 days here since then. It’s going to take a bit for this to heel, so it’s slow going that way, but the energy I have, I feel like

Trevor Weisgerber is currently home recovering from a kidney transplant last month. EpicHockey photo I have a lot more life in me and a lot more normal. It’s pretty good, for sure.” Weisgerber has suffered with kidney disease for much of the past 11 years, with the issue leaving him drained at the end of the day and needing to hook up to a blood-cleaning machine every night just

in order to function. He got the call on Jan. 25 while working a hockey tournament for his daughter, London, 7. He and wife Laurren also have a son, Ty, 4, and it was a day later they were in Saskatoon and Weisgerber was undergoing the transplant. He’s recovered quickly since then, and was released from the hospital only 10 days after the surgery. “They say it’s a good two weeks or longer, but they said I was ahead of schedule and I was moving around pretty well so I could go home early, which was nice because I wasn’t sleeping very well in there,” Weisgerber said. “At least at home I can get a little bit more sleep and it’s helping for sure… the first five or six days, when you can’t move around a lot, it’s not a lot of fun.” Throughout his recovery, Weisgerber had kept in touch with the team, which finds itself suddenly having lost three of their

last four after a 5-3 loss to Notre Dame in Wilcox on Wednesday (see related story). “I’ve been talking to the guys pretty much every day, we go over things and all that and it’s pretty good,” he said. “We’re just in a little funk here, we keep giving up third period leads so we have to squash this here before the playoffs. We’ve gotta figure it out quick, we only have three games left here and then it starts for real.” Given how fast he’s recovering, Weisgerber is hoping to back in time for at least part of the first round of the playoffs. “I won’t be able to ride the bus to Battleford, so I’m planning to take that weekend off and I’m hoping the following week I can get back at ‘er and I’m able to get back on the ice for practices, be on the bench,” he said. “As long the next week goes well, I’m hoping that’s going to be the plan.” The AAA Warriors are back in action Friday when they travel to Swift Current to face the Legionnaires.

Four-goal third sees AAA Warriors fall to Hounds Notre Dame overcomes 3-1 deficit to take 5-3 victory in Wilcox

If you’re a top-ranked team and you have to find a time to lose a few games, better late in the regular season than in the playoffs. That’s something the Moose Jaw AAA Warriors are looking to take to heart after dropping their third game in their last four outings on Wednesday night, falling 5-3 to the Notre Dame Hounds in Wilcox. Making things all the tougher was the way they lost: the Warriors took a 3-1 lead into the third period, normally as safe an edge as can be for a team that spent the entire month of January in first place in the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League. But the Hounds would rally quickly, with goals from

Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express Brendan Kerr and Jhett Larson tying the game before the period was six minutes old. Larson then scored his second of the period with 8:27 to play to give Notre Dame a 4-3 lead, and Josselin Dufey closed out scoring with an empty net goal with 26 seconds to play. Trey Funk gave the Hounds a 1-0 lead out of the first period, but Atley Calvert, Connor McGrath and Max Wanner all scored second-period goals – the latter two on the power play – to give the Warriors their edge heading into the third. The Warriors were taking the ice for the fourth-straight game without head coach Trevor Weisgerber behind the

bench as he recovers from kidney transplant surgery (see related story). Chase Coward made 28 saves for Moose Jaw, Marcus Bjorn had 25 stops for Notre Dame. The Warriors now hold a 29-11-1-0 record and sit in second place in the SMAAAHL, six points back of the Regina Pat Canadians with a game in hand and three remaining. Moose Jaw sits two points up on third-place Notre Dame and three points ahead of the Saskatoon Blazes and Contacts – meaning a finish anywhere from first to fifth is possible in the last few weeks. The Warriors are back in action Friday when they travel to Swift Current to face the Legionnaires.


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Let the magic begin: Turning Mosaic Place into the largest curling arena in Saskatchewan Preparations well underway as 2020 Scotties Tournament of Hearts set to begin Friday Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

When the final horn blew to signify the end of the Western Hockey League contest between the Moose Jaw Warriors and Saskatoon Blades on the night of Saturday, Feb. 8, a small army of volunteers waited in the bowels of the arena to get to work. Because in 36 hours – yes, only a day and a half – Mosaic Place was set to become the largest curling arena in Saskatchewan. Preparations for the 2020 Scotties Tournament of Hearts national women’s curling championship began shortly after the ice resurfacing machines finished their job around 10 p.m. on Saturday, with legendary Curling Canada icemaker Dave Merklinger overseeing the proceedings. “It’s quite the process, the biggest problem was getting the compressors to work like we want them to work,” Merklinger said early Sunday afternoon while waiting for a fresh coat of sealant to dry. “They work fine, but we just need to have it a little colder to do this. So we got that handled, we flooded it last night and now we have the paint down, by the end of the night the circles will be on and it’ll start looking like a curling rink.” The Mosaic Place transformation began earlier in the weekend when flooring was

Workers were installing the flooring surrounding the ice on Monday morning.

The Scotties Tournament of Hearts had officially settled into Mosaic Place enough that test games could be played on Wednesday night. laid down in the Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre, which will act as the home of the HeartStop Lounge throughout the week of festivities. Work on the arena proper started with removing the glass and raising the endboard nets, followed by the ice being shaved down to about 3/4s of an inch in order to create as smooth a surface as

Workers lay down the first heavy flood over the decals as work progressed Monday.

possible. That was followed by a heavy leveling flood around 1 a.m. on Sunday, after which workers returned in the morning to begin painting the ice white and properly sealing the surface. Once that had dried, the rings were cut into the ice and painted, along with the first set of Scotties logos and other major work. The fine details started on later that evening, followed by laying down the foam bumpers and wood surrounding the perimeter and other basic preparation work. “By Monday night, you won’t even recognize this as a hockey rink,” Merklinger said with a chuckle. A veteran of “40 or 50” domestic and international curling championships through his career, Merklinger has plenty of experience putting ice into hockey arenas. He says the key to success and timely completion is a solid team around him, something he has little worry about this time around. “There’s always a good crew of guys here, there are some experienced icemakers who will be helping us out, and that’s

a bonus when you have guys who know what they’re doing,” Merklinger said. “There’s been lots of events in Saskatchewan, so the guys have been around.” The basic installation was completed in time for Tuesday, when the TSN television crew arrived to begin their set-up. Once the ice was in, Merklinger and his crew switch to maintenance mode, ready to deal with anything that comes up that could affect the quality of play. “Then it’s just preparing and manicuring each sheet,” he said. “We do the scraping and shaping of the ice, pebbling, nipping, all these things were usually do to help make the girls look good.” Curl Moose Jaw members were able to play a test game on the ice Wednesday evening, and further games took place Thursday, including a practice contest between the University of Regina Cougars men’s and women’s teams, along with Saskatchewan Tankard champion Matt Dunstone making use of the arena ice to prepare for the Brier in three weeks time. The first practices for the 17 rinks began Friday morning, followed by the Wild Card game between Jennifer Jones and 2019-20 CTRS points leader Tracy Fleury that evening. The opening draws of the tournament took place Saturday afternoon and action will run through until the championship final on Sunday, Feb, 23.

A look up sheet D with the rings and decals in place prior to the first flood.

Flying Fins looking to build on success by Scott Hellings

The Moose Jaw Kinsmen Flying Fins had a successful showing last weekend. “The meet was fantastic. The swimmers did great. There were a number of very strong performances, especially considering the fact that we are in a bit of a heavy training cycle,” said head coach Gord Shields. Shields says the meet was a good example of how the team is progressing this season. “You could see the improvement in their technique,” said Shields. “That is the first thing to do — to have good technique because then everything else falls in place.” A total of 17 swimmers competed in Saskatoon at the Goldfins Brainsport Winter Classic. A further seven swimmers took part in the Future Stars meet. The Winter Classic is for provincial-level swimmers, while the Future Stars is for those at the developmental level. Over 200 swimmers from across Saskatchewan participated. “It really showed and tested the swimmers as to where they rank in the province of Saskatchewan.”

(photo courtesy of The Flying Fins, via Facebook) The Winter Classic produced many memorable results. Of note, Jacob Korpan and Cadence Johns qualified for the Olympic Trials, which will be held in Toronto later this spring. Several swimmers earned personal best times, including Emily Lin, Rylan Montgomery, Dayna Newberry, Mateah Purdy, and Erica Zinn. Other notable results:

• Makaya Arnott — bronze (Female 12 and Under 100m freestyle) • Damian Chartrand — bronze (Male 14 and Over 1,500m freestyle) • Keaton Clark — silver (Male 13 and Under 100m backstroke) and three bronze (200m medley, 400m freestyle, 50m backstroke) • Cadence Johns — two gold (Female 13 and Over 200m medley and 200m backstroke, two silver (100m butterfly and

400m medley), and two bronze (100m backstroke and 50m backstroke) • Chloe Johns — two gold (Female 13 and Over 200m breaststroke and 100m breaststroke) and three bronze (50m breaststroke, 200m medley, 400m medley) • Jacob Korpan — two gold (Male 14 and Over 50m backstroke and 200m backstroke), two silver (100m backstroke and 200m mdley), and one bronze (50m breaststroke) • Max Leforte — silver (Male 14 and Over 200m breaststroke) • Austin Lin — bronze (Male 14 and Over 200m freestyle) • Mateah Purdy — silver (Female 12 and Under 200m breaststroke) and bronze (50m breaststroke) On the Future Stars side, both Najma Abelgadir and Aaron Freeman posted personal lifetime bests. The Flying Fins will certainly be kept busy over the coming weeks and months with a number of meets on the horizon, including the junior provincials will be held in Moose Jaw March 6-8.

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9:00 p.m. CBKT NET NHL Hockey Boston Bruins at Vancouver Canucks.












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AUTO PARTS 4 - 17” wheels to fit 2010 2015 Chevy Equinox or GMC Terrain (put your snow tires on) Phone 306-631-7698 4-17” Wheels to fit 2010-2015 Chevy Equinox or GMC Terrain (Put your Snow tires on) phone 306-631-7698 TOOLS & EQUIPMENT For sale: 7-1/2ft shulte front mount snow blower. 540R.P.M. Will fit any tractor. 690-7227 or 693-4321 For sale: 100 gal rectangle fuel tank with electric pump. Also running boards for 3/4 or 1 ton truck. 690-7227 or 693-4321 FOR RENT Internet, cable and car plug in. No parties or smoking inside. 4 blocks from Saskpolytech. Bus stop 2 houses away. Must supply own food/personal items/ towel and bedding. $425.00/ monthly paid on the 1st of every month. $425.00 damage deposit required. One month’s notice is required upon departure given on the first of the month. Please phone 306631-9800 to arrange a convenient time for viewing. Can email dianamackayfall@gmail. com SPORTS Cross country skis (3sets,

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A ‘blizzard of employees’JasontoG. Antonio help- Moose construct new natural gas plant Jaw Express Moose Jaw should expect to see a “blizzard of employees” descend on the community when construction of SaskPower’s natural gas plant begins, says a company executive. At least 500 people are expected to help with construction at various times during the three-year build phase and be responsible to help install — among other things — nearly $140 million worth of materials created in Saskatchewan, explained Grant Ring, vice-president (supply chain) for SaskPower. This influx means SaskPower will have to communicate regularly with the community due to the expected increase in traffic. Sometimes the Crown corporation doesn’t always explain its reasons well, but it is working to better address that concern, Ring told more than 200 business leaders at the Heritage Inn on Feb. 12 during a Moose Jaw and District Chamber of Commerce luncheon. His talk focused on the new plant — to begin construction in late 2021 and open in 2024 — and the opportunities the community can expect to experience. The number of employees working on the plant will decrease when the building is finished. While 20 to 25 people will work there full-time, the building’s core needs — food, security, maintenance, cleaning — will need to be met for the next 25 years. This could lead to the creation of another 35 positions. “For the community, there’s a real big injection of energy and dollars while the plant’s being built. But you’re always left with opportunities in the long run … ,” he added. “That to me is pretty exciting.” SaskPower is building a natural gas plant since it provides

“a tremendous opportunity” to reduce the company’s greenhouse gas emissions, Ring said. Such a plant will produce half the emissions compared to a coal-fired plant while also help meet the demand for energy. The plant will produce enough electricity to provide more power than either Regina or Saskatoon could ever use, Ring said to applause. SaskPower is now figuring out whether it wants the plant to run continuously or only when the power fluctuates. The demand for electricity is growing, Ring continued. While he was enthusiastic about the increase in new businesses and mines in Saskatchewan, he noted if even half those businesses came online, SaskPower would have difficulty building enough power plants to keep up with electricity demand.

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Therefore, the Crown corporation needs to ensure it has enough baseload power to meet the needs of more than 1.2 million residents. This also includes the electricity needs of power-hungry mining operations. SaskPower is adding more wind and solar power generation, while it is looking to use batteries to store that excess power. However, back-up sources of power are needed to keep supply steady for customers, especially when wind generation produces only one per cent of electricity in the winter, Ring said. Moreover, while wind and solar can work, neither can meet the full needs of mining operations. Natural gas is economical, affordable and environmentally friendly, while SaskPower is now the largest user of natural gas in the province, he continued. “It burns pretty clean … it’s a great source for us,” he stated, adding in 10 years the company could look into nuclear plants to help produce electricity. Ring pointed to two projects to show how little of an environmental effect natural gas plants have. The 260-megawatt North Battleford Energy Centre opened in 2013 and, while it produces carbon dioxide, that gas comes out as water vapour. The 353-megawatt Chinook Power Station began operations last December. It’s a “nice, clean setup” that can generate power for more than 350,000 homes. Everything about the forthcoming natural gas plant should look sharp, from the way the site is maintained, to the neatness of the cleanup, to the professionalism of the project proponent, Ring added. He expects the Moose Jaw project to be successful for SaskPower.

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Local life coach teaching life-balancing techniques new to Saskatchewan Larissa Kurz

Audra Peterson discovered OolaLife after a particularly difficult time in her life, and the life planning technique has prompted her to share her story and help others who may be struggling with their own life goals. “I had seen [an Oola presentation] about two weeks after I lost my baby. It was the most inspirational thing I’ve ever been to at the most devastating time in my life,” said Peterson. A few years later, Peterson shared what she knew about Oola with a group of other women and got a positive response, so she decided to take the course to become a life coach. “I knew it was meant to be that I had to take this course and teach it to other people,” said Peterson. “It made me feel so good to share my personal story about how my own plates have crashed and fallen and how I could rebuild them, and it felt so good to help other people and inspire other people.” Peterson became an Oola Life Coach in 2019, after researching and utilizing the program’s tools herself, and is now eager to begin taking clients interested in refocusing their life’s goals. The Oola method focuses on creating a balance between the seven key areas in one’s life, said Peterson. Those areas, known as the 7 F’s of Oola, are fitness, finance, family, field, faith, fun, and friends. Each area is a balancing act of its own — which Peterson described as a plate spinning on top of a rod, like at the circus — and so keeping all seven in perfect balance can be an extremely difficult task. Using the Oola method, clients are asked to set specific, realistic goals in each area and keep tabs on which goal, or spinning plate, needs attention and when — to help focus energy efficiency, reduce stress, and live life with purpose. The idea is to define what success in each area would look like to you, and then to actively pursue that goal the Homes support of Oola’s tools and a life coach. – with 150 “It’s not what I think your life should look like, it’s r home orwant to do in life? And I just help you figwhat do you ure that out,” said Peterson. “It is about self-awareness and self-improvement and those kinds of things, and uired. what I like about it is that it’s personal.” The method’s name comes from the phrase “ooh-laHomes la,” and the well-known feeling that most often accompanies those home or words. “They say it’s like when you put on your skinny jeans EEK and they fit and you find $5 in the pocket, you’re like, ‘ooh-la-la.’ It feels good, and that’s what Oola is about, These routes will uired. is feeling good in your life,” said Peterson. not last... so The lifestyle technique is based on a best-selling book bout written by two chiropractors from the United States,

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titled Oola: Find Balance in an Unbalanced World by Troy Amdahl and Dave Braun. Oola originally took off in the U.S.with the goal of changing people’s ideas about personal success and has only recently expanded into Canada. Only seven Oola life coaches are certified in Canada, with Peterson being one of only two here in Saskatchewan. As an Oola life coach, Peterson can offer 10-week and 3-week courses for those interested in utilizing Oola in their life, as well as smaller weekend workshops. Peterson’s role, as a life coach, is to provide accountability as well as support during the journey. Although Peterson began this journey with the idea of helping other moms with their goals, she says the Oola method works for any demographic. “What I like about Oola is that it applies to everyone. I’m in my thirties, a mom with kids, but someone in their 20s would still have these plates also, or my mom can relate to all of it and she’s in her sixties,” said Peterson. For now, Peterson is organizing free presentations in the Moose Jaw area to share the word about the Oola method and offer her expertise to anyone looking to get involved. “For me, I just want to be a cheerleader for other people in their life because I just think everybody should live a good life,” said Peterson. Her next presentation in Moose Jaw is yet to be determined and anyone interested in learning more about the life-planning method is welcome to contact her. Peterson is also available to be contacted through her Facebook page, which is called Imperfectly Perfect – Oola with Audra, or by emailing for more information about OolaLife.

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I was talking with someone the other day who was at the end of their rope. Let’s call her Susie. Many issues had been piling up around Susie and it had become a situation in which she felt that she was drowning. A result of years of dysfunction, one bad decision led to another and another which culminated in an overwhelming situation. Susie is not the first person who has felt this way and she won’t be the last. Maybe you feel like Susie. Maybe you are Susie. After Susie shared her struggles with me, I felt somewhat helpless to helping her cause. Yet, after listening to her story, I knew there was a way out for her and it gave me hope for her. The good news is that there are steps she/we can take towards health and healing. The situation Susie found herself in did not happen with one decision. It was a series of decisions she had made over a span of months or years that brought her to this place in time. The good news is that just as her journey into despair was a series of steps, her journey into hope is also a series of steps. In our instant-fix society, we believe the lie that we need an all-in one answer that will solve everything. This kind of mindset trips us up and discourages us from the onset. I’ve adopted a phrase you may have read in one of my previous columns: “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.” We can apply the thought of “one step or bite at a time” to anything in life. While scrolling on social media one day, I read a helpful tip for better mental health: start with better sleep and nutrition. The tip didn’t address deep-rooted hurts, chemical imbalances or childhood trauma (which, of course, could be worked with over time). However, these were just a couple of simple suggestions to begin with that the person could begin to implement in their life. The first step to healing or improving something is to take the step. It does not need to be a mountain-moving idea or a big change. One simple step begins the process. Not only can we implement these techniques for a life gone crazy, we can implement them in paying off debt, renovating a house, losing weight, building back a relationship gone wrong, or training a dog or horse. As you know, I often get in the decluttering mood in the early part of the calendar year. I believe consistency and taking small steps pertain to cleaning our homes, too. If you have clutter, you may be feeling anxiety or stress that is linked to having clutter. The way to clear the clutter is one bite at a time. Small renovations or updates can be done in the same manner. Our home is far from being renovated to the standards I would like but I’ve chosen to embrace the present and have taken small steps over time to develop my skills such as painting, mudding, and sewing that have helped to update our home.. I want to encourage you to take steps forward; steps that will eventually take you to whatever your desire is. Let Galatians 6:9 sink in: “So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a har60ofAthabasca Street Eastup.” Your turnaround vest blessing if we don’t give 306-692-0533 begins with that first small step. Soon, you’ll look back Minister: Rev. Jim Tenford to see how far you’ve come! Music Director: Karen Purdy

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TKACHUK, ELSIE Elsie Tkachuk (nee: Nellie Elsie Misko), beloved mom and grandma, passed away peacefully on February 6th, 2020 surrounded by family. Elsie is survived by her son, Brian Tkachuk (Christine Ramphal); her grandchildren (Jeremy Tkachuk, Bryn Tkachuk and Christy Bredeson (Kurt Bredeson); her sister-in-laws, Reta Matisz and Gloria Tkachuk; her brother-in-law, Walter Tkachuk; Special Niece, Charlotte Matisz, and many other nieces and nephews. Elsie was pre-deceased by her husband, Paul Tkachuk; her parents, John and Mary Misko, all twelve of her siblings, and her brother-in-law, Bill Matisz. Elsie was born on May 19th, 1927. She was raised on the family farm in Fenwood, Sask. and completed high school at Sacred Heart in Yorkton. Elsie spent 37 years working for the Sask Government. Most of her career was spent in the Personnel Dept. at Valley View Centre. Elsie also spent 35 healthy, active and independent years in retirement. During her last trip to Vegas with Brian in October, 2019 Elsie averaged over 10k steps a day! Elsie enjoyed being with her family and many good friends. She was unconditionally supportive of others and a real connector of people. Elsie was a devout Catholic and attended mass whenever possible. For many of her nieces and nephews, Elsie was a like a second mother. She is the last Auntie for nieces and nephews on the Misko side of the family. She will be missed by her special friend, Shirley, and so many dear dear friends at Victoria Towers. The evening dice game just won’t be the same. A Memorial Mass was held on Thursday February 13, 2020 at Church of Our Lady. 566 Vaughan St, Moose Jaw, SK at 1:00PM. Memorial donations in Elsie’s memory may be directed to the Moose Jaw Health Foundation, I55 Diefenbaker Dr, Moose Jaw, SK S6J 0C2. In living memory of Elsie, a memorial planting will be made by Jones Parkview Funeral Services. Please sign the memorial register at website: or www. (Obituaries). Dayna Chamberlain - Funeral Director

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STRIBBELL, ALICE Alice was born and raised in Gravelbourg, SK to Jacob and Rose (nee Wutzke) Hoehn and was one of eight children. She attended elementary and high school at the Jesus Mary Convent. Growing up during wartime, was not easy for a young woman of German descent. Alice persevered and earned her grade 12 diploma graduating from Jesus Mary Convent. An accomplishment she was most proud of. Alice married her soulmate Norman Stribbell on November 17, 1951. They were married for 62 years before his passing in 2013. As a young couple, Alice and Norman lived in various communities, finally settling in the Meyronne district. This is where they raised their family. Alice and Norman enjoyed traveling to many places in Canada and the United States. Alice was a wonderful knitter, had a great love for reading, especially Daniel Steele novels, the National Enquirer and the Globe and Mail. She also enjoyed gardening with Norman, canning, bottle feeding the lambs, playing with her kittens, bowling, and doing crosswords. Alice looked forward to a trip to town for groceries, visiting with friends at the post office, and a meal out with family. In 2013, Alice was diagnosed with Parkinson’s and moved to Moose Jaw, where resided she until her passing on January 29, 2020. Funeral Service was held on February 6, 2020, 1:00 p.m. at Piche-HawkinsGrondin Funeral Chapels, Assiniboia, SK. Celebrant was Elan Grondin and Pallbearers were Dwayne Rude, Tom Glasrud, Landon Glasrud, Terry Stribbell, Derrick Stribbell and Skye Stribbell. Interment was at Meyronne Cemetery. Memorial tributes in memory of Alice were greatly appreciated for the Canadian Diabetes Association, 1400-522 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5G 2R5.

SONGER, ANGUS Angus Alfred Songer was born July 13, 1940 in the Riverhurst district. In 1962 he married Beatrice Songer from Flin Flon MB. He always called her his sweetheart. They raised three sons, Ivar, Dwaine and Danny. Angus was predeceased by his mother and father, three sisters and five brothers. He leaves to cherish his wife, Bea and his family; many grandchildren and great grandchildren and brother, Howard from Chaplin. Angus loved his farm and family and worked hard to provide an honest living for his family. Due to failing health, Angus chose to move to Regency Manor in Central Butte. While his time there was short, he loved all the folks there and he made so many friends. He loved all the activities he could participate in, including bingo with Kelsey and floor curling with Brenda. After a short stay in Moose Jaw Hospital, he was transferred back to Regency Manor where he passed away very peacefully. A Celebration of Angus’s life will be held at the family farm this summer and will be announced at a later time. In lieu of flowers, donations in Angus’s name may be made to a charity of your choice. From his sweetheart Bea and family, we can only say thank you and God bless the amazing staff who made his life so enjoyable. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Michelle Surtees, Funeral Director 306-693-4550 www.moosejawfuneralhome. com

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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. 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. I READ CANADIAN DAY DROP-IN PARTY at the library on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 10:00 am. There will be coffee, treats, snacks, door prizes, and lots of Canadian books. Plus well-known Saskatchewan authors Robert (Bob) Currie and Melanie McFarlane will be on hand to do readings. Do you Read Canadian? Admission is free. All ages welcome. THE MOOSE JAW PRAIRIE HEARTS QUILT GUILD is getting together February 20 at 7 pm. Moose Jaw Masonic Temple is the location. Come and join us for some program, some show and share, and of course some coffee time. Stay warm, and keep quilting. OLD HANDS, FRESH IDEAS: ALL AGES KNITTING MEET on Saturday February, 22 from 2:00-5:00 PM at the Public Library. Did you know you can make your own socks, hats or even booties? If you love to knit (or even crochet) come to the MJPL knitting meet for some crafty fun and conversation. Feel free to bring something you’re already working on or start something new! Admission is free. Everyone is welcome. THE MOOSE JAW STAMP CLUB will meet 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. 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 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. 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. 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. TOWN AND COUNTRY SINGLES DANCE on Saturday February 22, 2020 at Church of Our Lady Community Center at 566 Vaughan St. W. from 7:30 to 11:00 pm. Come on out for an evening of fun! Married couples welcome! Band: Len Gadica! Cost is $15.00 and lunch is included. For more information call 306-691-6634. 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. Telemiracle Tea: Residents of Athabasca Tower at 610 2nd Ave NE will hold a Telemiracle Tea on Tues. Feb 25th from 2:00 – 4:00 at the apartment block. Admission will be $5.00. Receipts will be issued for Telemiracle donations. Information available by calling 306-694-6016. 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. SURVIVORS 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. WDM COFFEE CLUB will be held on Feb. 26th at 10am. Join in for a time of visiting and learning as a short program is shared about how the White Motor Co. 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. 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 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 GENERAL MEETING - Saturday, Feb 22nd @ 1:30 pm in the lounge -- All Legion members are encouraged to attend in order to conduct the business of Branch 59. 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@ ONGOING PROGRAMS: EVERY WEEKDAY. Please check with MJ & District Seniors to find out what these are. 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. 19-8:30am COSMO BRIDGE LEAGUE WED. FEB. 19-1pm/MON. FEB. 24-1pm. Cost $2pp includes prizes. COSMO FLOOR SHUFFLEBOARD WED. FEB. 19-1pm/ MON. FEB. 24-1pm. Cost $2pp includes prizes LIBERTE DANCE WED. FEB. 19-5:30pm SCRABBLE FRI. FEB. 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 JAM SESSION TUES. FEB. 18- 9:30am. Cost $2pp FRIENDSHIP BRIDGE TUES. FEB. 18-7pm. Cost $2pp includes prizes SWING INTO SPRING CRAFT & TRADE FAIR that will be held on Saturday, April 4th from 10am-3pm. Free Admission/Lunch Available. If you would like to rent a table, please call Doreen Bye @306.692.2118. THE MOOSE JAW & DISTRICT SPORTS HALL OF FAME is now accepting nominations for their 2020 Induction Class. Do you know an Athlete, Team or Builder from Moose Jaw and District who deserves to be in the Hall of Fame, well...It all starts with you! Please visit the Nominations page on our website www.mjdshf. com to download copies of our 2020 Nomination forms. Nominations are being accepted until March 31, 2020. The Annual Induction Ceremony is held in October each year. 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!! SCRAPS HAS MANY ADOPTABLE CATS.

They are vaccinated, spayed and neutered and have tattoo identification. If you have a forever home for one of these superstar kitties, please call SCRAPS cat line at 306.684.9048. INFORMED CHOICES PREGNANCY CENTRE IS HOSTING A SUPPORT GROUP FOR THOSE WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED PERINATAL (MISCARRIAGE AND STILLBIRTH) AND INFANT LOSS every first Wednesday evening of each month at 679 Hall St. W at 7pm. It is open to women and men for sharing, understanding and support as a walk through a grief journey that is unique and often misunderstood. FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES 3395, 561 Home St. W, Moose Jaw. Monday Night Crib 7:00pm Everyone welcome. Wednesday Night Darts 7:30 pm Live Music every Friday and Saturday night ELKS FUNDRAISER MEAT DRAW RAFFLES are held every Friday evening at 5:30 PM in the Legion lounge. There are eight chances to win meat, a teddy bear draw and a 50-50 draw. It’s a great way to start the weekend! Funds raised support Elks projects. FLK TAOIST TAI CHI SOCIETY invites you to join in to practice the art of Taoist Tai Chi. Beginner Classes each Wednesday 6:00-7:00pm and each Saturday 11:00 am- 12:00 noon at St. Andrews Social Hall - 60 Athabasca St. Call Elaine (306)693-9034 or email LINE DANCING CLASSES every Monday from 10-11:30am at Church of Our Lady, 566 Vaughn St. Cost $3 per class. Everyone welcome. For more information call Donna Douglas @306.692.7365. MOOSE JAW CONCERT BAND: If you play an instrument, you are welcome to join the Moose Jaw Concert Band. Rehearsals are Thursdays at 7:15 p.m. in the Vanier Collegiate Band room. If you need more info, please e-mail . ASPERGER’S PEER SUPPORT GROUP for Adults meets at Moose Jaw Public Library the last Monday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Come and share ideas, experiences and have some fun. For more info call CMHA at 306.692.4240. 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. Free confidential and non-judgmental counselling and support available for women and men experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Text 306-690-8462. SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLASSES are held on Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. at Moose Jaw Public Library, the Herb Taylor room on the second floor. You do not have to be Scottish. You do not need a partner. It is similar dance to square dancing. Everyone welcome. For information call Mike at 306-690- 5182. DR. F.H. WIGMORE REGIONAL HOSPITAL AUXILIARY meets the third Tuesday of every month except December, July, and August at the regional hospital. For further information regarding the auxiliary, call 306-694-0355. MOOSE JAW ROTARY CLUB meets Mondays at noon at the Heritage Inn. Information available at 306692-3842. ROTARY CLUB OF MOOSE JAW WAKAMOW meets the second and fourth Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at the Heritage Inn. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Moose Jaw meetings can be found on THE MOOSE JAW SCRABBLE CLUB meets every Friday afternoon at 1 p.m. in the Craft Room at the Cosmo Centre, 235 Third Ave N.E. Come join us for several games of brain challenging fun. For information call 306 692 0731.

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All businesses should consider buying cyber insurance, says advisor Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express into your life! Recent cyberattacks on municipalities and businesses — including Moose Jaw’s South Hill Fine Foods (SHFF) — should encourage such groups to take precautions to prevent victimization, says a commercial insurance advisor. “Doing what we do and our area of business, we hear every day about cyberattacks and cyber-potential losses that are happening,â€? said Tereen Mowrey with Henderson Insurance. “To be honest, we weren’t surprised (about South Hill Fine Foods). Small businesses are being targeted at the same rate as large corporations. If anything, it can be more detrimental to them. ‌ It can financially cripple a small- to mid-size business.â€? Canadians affected Data breaches affected three in four Canadians in 2019, according to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. There were 680 reports of data breaches, including 58 per cent for unauthorized access, 58 per cent for stolen documents or computers, 25 per cent for phishing and impersonation, and 22 per cent for accidental disclosure of data. The existence of cyberattacks is a good reason why buying cyber insurance is important, said Mowrey. Henderson Insurance has worked diligently during the last five years to advise new and existing clients to consider such insurance. “Not all products are created equal. There’s a lot of packages that will come with a small amount of cyber (coverage) for low limits and maybe not as broad of coverage,â€? she said. “You can buy standalone policies with limits as high as $5 million.â€? Small and large policies Small- and medium-sized businesses can afford to purchase cyber coverage with such limits since it helps protect the business against cyberattacks similar to what SHFF experienced, she added. Policies are driven by revenue, number of employees and number of documents or records. Therefore, a policy could range from approximately $500 a year to $2,000 a year for premium coverage. Besides the financial coverage and ensuring that businesses are able to purchase new equipment, cyber insurance can also provide crisis management and public relations support since the fallout from a cyberattack can affect a company’s prestige. “Customers don’t want to go there and use their credit cards. Customers don’t want to give their information,â€? Mowrey said. “So even if the business is back up and running, they’ve lost business (and) they’ve lost reputation.â€? Insurance is one way to manage risk, but it’s also important for businesses to have a strong firewall in place, Mowrey 1119 4th Ave NW

continued. It’s beneficial to train managers and employees to spot suspicious emails. It’s also positive to educate customers about what their potential risk is when dealing with businesses facing cyberthreats. Major attacks on businesses There were six major cyberattacks last year in Canada. The City of Saskatoon fell victim to a $1 million cyberattack, while Stratford, Ont., experienced a ransomware attack that encrypted city hall data and locked out staff from their computer systems for more than a week. Ottawa experienced a phishing attack, where $130,000 of taxpayers’ money was lost in an e-fraud transfer. Mitsubishi Canada Aerospace fell victim to a ransomware cyber heist that compromised the company’s data and left it without internet access for weeks. Meanwhile, credit-monitoring agency TransUnion had 37,000 Canadians’ personal data compromised when someone illegally used a legitimate customer’s login to access the data. Beyond commercial concerns, there are also policies to cover individuals against issues such as identity theft. This is a problem Henderson Insurance sees often, Mowrey said. Residents should ask about purchasing personal cyber insurance, especially since e-transfer fraud happens regularly. Types of attacks Ransomware — which affected SHFF — is one of the most common threat individuals and businesses face. This is any piece of malicious software that gains access to vulnerable networks and removes the user’s access until a ransom is paid. It is estimated that the grocery store spent $75,000 to replace

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its electronics since the cyberattack compromised every system within the organization. Phishing emails are also a problem since the emails look legitimate and unsuspecting employees can think it’s coming from the employer. One request that Henderson Insurance has heard about recently is where the email asks employees to purchase iTunes gift cards using company money. “The gift cards are then compromised because they’ve been asked to send the code on them and the money is long gone,� Mowrey added. It can cost a company hundreds of dollars to recover each document captured during a ransomware attack, she continued. This is where business interruption insurance can be useful, since if a business is unable to operate, hundreds of thousands of dollars could be lost while the business is shut down. Some businesses may never recover at all. One client who experienced ransomware attacks received a request to pay more than $250,000 simply to meet the ransom demand and keep the doors open. Fortunately, said Mowrey, that client had insurance to help with that situation. “We believe that as an emerging risk, it’s not emerging anymore,� she added. “This is a real threat to (all-sized) businesses and what we say to our client is, ‘It’s not about if, it’s about when you’re going to experience a cyberattack.’�

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