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Prestige Environmental honoured with public works award for service Larissa Kurz

Moose Jawday to provide based company quality services Prestige Envito their clients ronmental Inc. across the provtook home the ince. Meritorious SerAs a small busivice Award from ness, he credthe Saskatchits the team at ewan Public Prestige EnviWorks Associaronmental for tion at their analways doing nual conference great work and at the end of the company’s February. commitment to Steve Karmarza quick response nuk, operations with services as and field sera large part of its vice manager at success. Prestige Envi“If they phone ronmental, was me at one on hand to aco’clock with cept the award an emergency, and was pleased Steve Karmarznuk (L) accepting the Meritorious Service Award on behalf of Prestige En- within half an with the recog- vironmental at the annual Saskatchewan Public Works Association conference. (supplied) hour we’re there nition. with trucks,” The Meritorious said KarmarzService Award is given each year in recognition of the private nuk. ”So that’s what it means, is really good customer service sector and academic institutions that play a key role in pro- and that’s what I pride myself on.” viding public works services. This is the first award the company has received since opening It is awarded based on the recipient’s work in enhancing the three years ago, and Karmarznuk admitted he was shocked to quality, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of services provid- be the recipient but feels good about the recognition. ed by public agencies. “When I leave that customer smiling, no matter what, that’s In an emailed statement from the SPWA, Prestige Environ- [what’s important], so that’s pretty much all it is. It’s nice to mental was chosen for this year’s award because of their get something to recognize that,” said Karmarznuk. quick response time and continued willingness to assist with Prestige Environmental is working on expanding its services, crucial situations like water main breaks, service leaks, or said Karmarznuk, adding a spray-injection truck for pothole repair to their fleet last year as well as a jetting trailer to flush environmental spills. “Prestige does not only great work but works with customers sewer lines and storm drains. He hopes this award will help and the public very well. They are always willing to accom- with business in the future. modate regardless of how dirty the job,” said a representative “Now we can say look, we won the best service award in Saskatchewan, that’s got to say we’re not too bad,” said Karfrom the SPWA in an email. For Karmarznuk, this recognition is a satisfying acknowl- marznuk. edgement of the effort Prestige Environmental puts in every

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Another successful student gaming marathon at Lvl Up 2020 Larissa Kurz

The second annual high school tabletop gaming marathon Lvl Up 2020 took over Riverview Collegiate on Feb. 29, and Moose Jaw’s teenagers once again showed just how much they enjoy the 12-hour event packed with games, workshops, and cosplay. Organizer Janice Lamb is amazed by the response to this year’s event, which saw more students in attendance this year than the year previous. “We had kids from every school in the city, from Cornerstone, some kids from Vanier, Central, Peacock, and of course a strong showing from Riverview,” said Lamb. The all-day Dungeons & Dragons sessions remained extremely popular this year, said Lamb, as did some of the new additions to the event. Organizers added a video gaming component this year, hosting a coding workshop that taught the basics of creating an RPG video game as well as setting up a Super Smash Bros tournament that had attendees excited. The Moose Jaw Gamers Association offered their expertise again this year as volunteers, facilitating the many different games throughout the day and bringing along some of their own gaming accessories for students to enjoy — like a virtual reality gaming setup, which Lamb said was a huge hit. “All of us were blown away by how much fun the kids had, and how great they were, and how wonderful our volunteers were,” said Lamb. “It’s just cool to watch their

Some of the entries to the cosplay contest at Lvl Up 2020, L-R: Jacob Liu, Ashland Turcotte, Beth Parker, Sophie Thompson, and Abby Nuedorf. (supplied) passion. There were some kids that did 12 hours of Dungeons & Dragons, and they were right into it.” For Lamb, she was once again amazed at the dedication of both the volunteers and the students who made this year such a success. “The adult volunteers we had with the Moose Jaw Gamers, and the gaming community at large here, were so phenomenal,” said Lamb. “The amount of time and money they gave to get the kids involved in this hobby was truly super touching.” The organizing committee included representatives from

all four core high schools in the city, which Lamb felt really helped expand the event to include more students this year. The goal for next year, she added, is to put together another marathon day for the younger age group, who have expressed a similar interest in being a part of the tabletop community. “I know that there is enthusiasm for that, [and] so we want to broaden our age group,” said Lamb. “We’ll probably do two separate conventions, one for the younger crowd and one for the high school crowd.” It could be a great opportunity not only for the middle school age group to get involved but also to have the high school age group try their hand at facilitating some of these tabletop games for others. Lamb facilitates a Dungeons & Dragon’s game for students at Riverview on Sunday night at 5:30 p.m. every week, which is open to high school students from all over the city, and the continued success of Lvl Up has her excited about the growing interest in the game. “I think it really shows that kids do want to be social and game together, that they’re looking for those opportunities,” said Lamb. “I think it’s really cool to have them come together and have them create this community together, to get to know each other [because] it’s such a great community to belong to, and the kids are looking for that sort of a thing.”


By Ron Walter For Moose Jaw Express

Restaurant stocks at low point; wait until the “roasting” is over Stiff competition in the restaurant business has tanked the share price of Recipe Unlimited, the former Cara Operations. Recipe operates and franchises 1,382 restaurants across Canada under banners such as Swiss Chalet, Harvey’s, Montana’s, East Side Mario, The Keg, Kelsey’s, Original Joe’s and New York Fries. At a current $12.83 shares are at the lowest in more than 10 years with a year high of $27.71. Financial results for the nine months ended September 29, 2019 show a continued lower trend in sales. The benchmark same restaurant sales (SRS) data for restaurants open one year or more was down 3.2 per cent for the last quarter. More noteworthy, SRS have been negative for the last four quarters. The company cites a variety of factors contributing to lower SRS sales. The

restaurant business has become more competitive with increased seats. Staffing is a concern with pressure on wages from the country’s lowest unemployment in four years. And climbing costs reduce margins. Eighty per cent of restaurants are in three provinces: 55 per cent in growing Ontario, 13 per cent in Quebec and 12 per cent in Alberta. Price increases, small as they may be, have driven some customers to lower end outlets. The company will close 29 underperforming restaurants, about three per cent of the total, and franchise some of the 207 company-owned outlets. Financial statements indicate a search will continue to acquire other restaurant groups. Acquisition last February of the 105-unit Keg chain was about the only bright spot in financials. The Keg added



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3.2 per cent to sales. Recipe created concerns about the next year with a plan to assist financially challenged franchised outlets on items like royalties, rent and renovations. While cash flow, the money left over after all day-to-day expenses, of $110.9 million increased 27 per cent for the three quarters, this company is in the wait and see category. Recipe is not alone in this state of finances. The 395 restaurants paying royalties to the Boston Pizza Income Fund showed a 2.2 per cent decline in same restaurant sales last year. Boston Pizza blamed higher minimum wages, higher consumer debt and store locations in the oil patch for reduced SRS. At $10.19, BP shares have dropped 55 per cent in the last year and yield 12 per cent. The A&W Royalty Fund turned in SRS of negative 1.9 per cent for the last quarter of

2019 after posting 9.8 per cent increase in 2018 and 4.1 per cent plus in all of 2019. A&W shares at $30.19 are down 46 per cent and yield six per cent. The potential impact on these three companies from an oil-price induced recession, temporary as it might be, and from the corona virus scare are uncertain. One can reasonably assume both will impact sales. Investors would be prudent to wait for better times for these stocks. CAUTION: Remember when investing, consult your adviser and do your homework before buying any security. Bizworld does not recommend investments. Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@ The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication.


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Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express Unifor Local 594 members from the Regina Co-op Refinery Complex returned to Moose Jaw to protest being locked out, this time picketing in front of a Co-op gas station. Thirty union members carried placards and banners as they walked in front of the Co-op gas station at the corner of Thatcher Drive East and Ninth Avenue Northeast on March 11. The members arrived around 9:40 a.m. and were expected to remain for the entire day. “(Just) trying to make people know what’s going on here,� one worker said, before deferring all other comments to Unifor’s executive team. Unifor and Federated Co-op are waiting for a special mediator’s report to be presented to the provincial government, after the 20-day government-mandated mediation window ended on March 10. The province expects the report to suggest ways for each side to settle and is expected to take about five days to complete. The review will likely be made public. Kevin Bittman, president of Unifor Local 594, explained by phone that the union protested in Moose Jaw because the community is a retailer of Federated Co-operative Limited and is funding the lockout. The union thought it was important for residents to know the lockout will hurt the whole system, while it’s also important for Co-op to return to the bargaining table and accept the mediator’s recommendations when the report comes out. Mediation went well considering the provincial government hired the best mediator in the country to resolve this issue, Bittmann continued. Both parties are now waiting for the results. “We’re anxiously waiting (to see what) he thinks the fair deal will be and we’re hoping we can get back to work,� he stated. Besides Moose Jaw, the union also protested in Southey, Assiniboia, Shellbrook and Moosomin on March 11. On March 12 the union planned to move to five more communities with Co-op businesses. The union wants the owners of the Co-ops — the members, essentially — to know why the refinery workers are still locked out, Bittman continued. The Co-op said it needed pension reform and to ensure it had sustainability; the union offered to make those concessions. “And now we’re still locked out and we’re still wondering why we’re locked out,� he added. “It’s upon the owners of the Co-op to say to Federated, ‘So why are these guys still locked out if they’re starting to work towards a deal?’ “They’ve always said they want us to pay into our pension and we’ve committed to paying into our pension and we still don’t have a deal.�

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It was an honour to attend the 7th annual PRISM Awards and be inspired by the contributions of the thirty-five nominees. Congratulations to all the nominees and to the award recipients: Julie Knox (Perseverance), Jackie Wilson (Role Model), Roberta Fonger (Influential), Marcy Duffey (Successful), Jocelyn MacLeod (Mentor), Jaimee Lynn-Hodgson (Youth Achievement), and Joan Buckmaster (Lifetime Achievement). Thank you for all you have done and continue to do for our community. Thank you also to the Business Women of Moose Jaw and the organizing committee for putting on the event, and raising important funds for Transition House. Highlighting the contributions and achievements of these exceptional women encourages and motivates other women and girls to strive and persevere. The PRISM Awards are held around International Women’s Day each year. Saskatchewan celebrated International Women’s Day this year with a focus on women in our communities who are agents of change. To help young women and girls see a range of options available to them and see that they are not limited by traditional gender roles, Saskatchewan recognized a number of women who are breaking barriers through their example. Kim Keller and Lesley Rae-Kelly are two of these women. They are farmers and founding members of the Do More Agriculture Foundation which advocates to erase the stigma around mental health and farm stress for the agricultural community. They are part of a growing number of women who are farmers in Saskatchewan.

Some of these women farm operators will be showing up in classrooms this month. March is Agriculture Literacy Month, a time in which brings producers and industry professionals to the classroom to give students the opportunity to learn where the food on their plate comes from. This is especially important in Saskatchewan where agriculture is one of our major industries. There was a time when everyone in Saskatchewan had grandparents, aunts or uncles, or cousins who lived and worked on a farm. Today, this is no longer the case, and there are many myths and misconceptions about food and agriculture. Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month is an opportunity to encourage students to learn about and celebrate Canada’s remarkable agriculture and food story. Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan is coordinating classroom visits throughout the province during Agriculture Literacy Month. They are a registered charity that partners with the agriculture and education communities to connect kids and agriculture through innovative, experiential, curriculum-based programs and resources. By connecting classrooms with farmers and people who have a passion for agriculture and food, students and teachers learn the facts about farming firsthand through the personal stories shared by the volunteer visiting with them. Last year during Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month, 1,157 volunteers reached 58,662 students in 2,515 classrooms across Canada. We have a tremendous legacy of women and men who, with their determination and innovation, built the agriculture industry in our province. Today’s farmers and ranchers continue to contribute so much, and I’m glad they are being recognized during Agriculture Literacy Month. 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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In light of Covid-19 in just the past few weeks, the whole world has been turned upside down. For those conspiracy theorists, it’s a heyday with thoughts of this being a global population reckoning as this virus seems to target the elderly and those with compromised immune systems. Joan Ritchie It also seems to be a time of EDITOR social equalization as trading and market values continue to plummet and money isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on. Even those with huge bank accounts have no place to spend it and even if they did, there isn’t much left to buy as store shelves are bare and the population is on lockdown. But, do not despair and let fear take control of your heart. In some ways, there may be some good that comes out of this situation that hopefully will soon be past at last and history-in-the-making. Think back to the pioneers who settled the land and only relied on their faith in God for strength and their daily sustenance to endure. There was no stock-piling of perishable foods and no reliance on any economic situation but instead on valued relationships and hard work. For centuries, society has strayed so far from having any kind of ethics based on a healthy value system, it seems now is a callback to the simpler things in life – getting back to the basics as households/families will need to isolate themselves in a close-knit environment. There may even be a chance to possibly get to know each other better; parents could take the time to get to know their kids and kids might even like it! Even though electronic devices have taken the place of face-to-face communication, they will continue to be advantageous for outside communication. But I feel the need for intimate human interaction will increase because everyone probably feels a little more vulnerable and isolated as hugs and hand-shaking are now taboo in social forums. My words of encouragement to all would be to live simply, even if only for a short time, love deeply and find peace in knowing that God is ultimately in control. 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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SaskTel Pioneers support students with donation to heritage fair Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Volunteer organization SaskTel Pioneers has donated $500 to the Moose Jaw and District Regional Heritage Fair to ensure area students can continue to showcase projects about local, provincial and national history. Pioneers’ spokesman Kristian Sjoberg presented the cheque to heritage fair committee representatives Heather Rauscher (chairwoman) and Katherine Munro on March 6 at the Western Development Museum, where the regional fair is scheduled to occur on April 30. It’s a great feeling to receive this support, especially since the heritage fair appreciates all the help its sponsors provide, said Rauscher. The donations allow the committee to plan a great day for the students, along with field trips and workshops. “The heritage fair is an opportunity for students in grades 4 to 8 to create a project based on one aspect of Canadian heritage,” Rauscher continued. The project could focus on a person, place or thing. More than 500 students in 11 schools from Moose Jaw and area participated in fairs at the school level this year. Sixty students were chosen to compete at the regional fair on April 30, while a lucky 10 students will attend the provincial showcase in Regina in June. The Pioneers donate to almost anything in the community, especially if it’s education-related, explained Sjoberg, who never competed in a heritage fair in school but did help neighbours restore a plane that now sits in the WDM. Providing the donation allows the organization to give back to kids’ education; this is similar to the group’s donation of books last year. The Pioneers intends to create a new lunch program at SaskTel’s Ominica Street office, where students can learn about the phone system, internet and related infrastructure. If people don’t learn from the past they will be doomed to repeat it, Sjoberg said. If society can teach students to avoid the “foibles” made by past ancestors, or even teach them about successes such as making bread, that will serve them well in the future. “All these historical things that are getting lost as the generations go by, it’s nice to see kids interested in that,” he added. What Rauscher enjoys about the regional heritage fair is the students’ enthusiasm for their projects. They are excited to share what they’ve learned about their project since

Heather Rauscher, chairwoman of the Moose Jaw and District Regional Heritage Fair committee (front left), accepts a cheque of $500 from Kristian Sjoberg with the Moose Jaw SaskTel Pioneers, along with committee member Katherine Munro (back left) and Karal Rasmussen, education and public programs co-ordinator with the Western Development Museum. Photo by Jason G. Antonio

they had to conduct plenty of research beforehand. This includes putting together a display and writing an essay, which helps them become knowledgeable about their topic. “So many kids leave here and they’re already coming up with ideas for next year’s heritage fair,” she said. “That’s really special and shows how involved they become in their topics and how much learning really goes on.” One project that stood out to Munro during the last 10 years was of a young girl who created a project looking at the daily life of pioneers. The Grade 4 student was quiet during her school heritage fair and afraid of public speaking, but when she made it to regionals, she opened up a little more and became more confident. She then flourished once she reached provincials. “When I think of someone who has benefited from heritage fair — and you can see how great an experience it is — I always think of that one girl,” Munro said, adding the girl later returned to volunteer at the regional fair once she aged out.

Producers in Verified Beef program paid premium on cattle sold By Ron Walter - For Agri-Mart Express

A hand full of beef producers in SaskatchEXPRESS ewan are getting $18 a head premium when they sell their cattle. The producers – 223 across the province in February – are enrolled in the national Verified Beef Plus program. Numbers enrolled have grown from 140 last year. The program requires an online course or workshop and enrolment fee, Edith Stewart, co-ordinator for Verified Beef Plus in Saskatchewan, told a workshop celebrating rural ranching women at Moose Jaw The five-year enrolment fee can qualify for a 50 per cent rebate under the Canadian Agriculture Partnership (CAP) plan. Verified Beef is part of a national food safety strategy to maintain and build the country’s reputation for quality safe beef products. The program revolves around record keeping of the animals. Most important part of records are use of animal medicines. “They want you to record when the dose was, when it was administered, what it was, how much and the withdrawal date. The withdrawal date helps ensure animal is only marketed once the drug is out of the animal’s system. Audits are done periodically. To qualify for Verified Beef Plus animals must be raised on an accredited farm, be fed in a Verified Beef Plus feedlot and slaughtered in a Verified Beef Plus packing plant. Cargill of High River, Alberta, is the only Verified Beef Plus in Western Canada but many feedlots are members. The principles and practices behind Verified Beef Plus were developed by the Canada Round Table for Sustainable Beef, a producer/industry organization. Major groups supporting Verified Beef include McDonald’s, Loblaws and Cargill— both promoting sustainable beef — Canadian Cattlemen’s Association and the Beef Information Centre. The premiums paid to producers are funded by corporate backers and administered by Beef Information Centre. In February, there were 1,123 Canadian beef producers enrolled. CAP funding is also available for things like handling facilities that may be needed to enrol in the program. Stewart, who lives at Morse, will do workshops for produces interested in enrolling.


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Sask Polytech celebrates accomplishments of Indigenous students with honour ceremony Saskatchewan Polytechnic campuses across the province are celebrating the achievements of Indigenous students throughout the month of March with local honour ceremonies, with Moose Jaw campus gathering its students on Mar. 10. The Indigenous honour ceremony took place in the Macoun Lounge on campus, with a catered supper and award presentation that followed. This year, 45 Indigenous students registered to take part in the ceremony, said Indigenous Strategy coordinator Deanna Speidel, out of the 195 students who have declared Indigenous ancestry on campus. “[This event] honours Indigenous students’ achievements and is in celebration of upcoming convocation and the milestone of finishing their program area at Sask Polytech,” said Speidel. “It’s an opportunity to bring Indigenous students together at all four of our campuses to celebrate those achievements.” After an honour song and the Treaty 4 Flag song by Regina Indigenous Strategy advisor Aaron Tootoosis and the Metis national anthem, those gathered enjoyed a meal blessed by Elder Gerry Stonechild. Lieutenant Governor Russel Mirasty — the 23rd Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan and the first person of Indigenous descent to hold the position

Elder Gerry Stonechild blessed the food, and offered his congratulations to the convocating students.

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Lieutenant Governer of Saskatchewan Russ Mirasty also offered his words of acknowledgement for the students’ achievements. — began the ceremony, speaking to the students about the importance of their decision to pursue secondary education. “It takes a lot of courage to go to that next level, and I encourage you to make sure that you keep your goals in mind and stay motivated to complete your program and path that you’ve set for yourselves,” said Mirasty. Students gathered also heard from Speidel, fellow Polytech student Russell McCullum, and vice-president of Advancement and International Patricia Bowron. Sask Polytech has been hosting honour ceremonies since 1990, where family members, community members, elders, and friends are welcome to join the students in celebrating their hard work and perseverance. The honour ceremonies are one of the ways the institution implements its Indigenous Student Success Strategy, which is focused on miyo wahkohtowin — “good relations” — and works to remove barriers to success and incorporate Indigenous

Forty-five students took part in this year’s Indigenous honour ceremony at the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw campus. ways and thinking into the Polytech experience. “[This strategy] just reflects how far we’ve come, as a society and certainly as a community here in Saskatchewan, in recognizing the importance of Indigenous people, our history and how we can be contributing members of this province and this country,” said Mirasty, in his address. “For too long, that was discounted,

and I know the tide is changing and that’s because of people like you here, whether you’re students or supports or instructors.” Moose Jaw has been hosting its own honour ceremony on campus for 12 years now, and students appreciate the chance to celebrate their own accomplishments as they move into the workforce.





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Annual Women’s Society potluck gathers plenty of delicious dishes and community Larissa Kurz

The International Women’s Society takes an evening every March for their annual potluck supper, and this year the spread of food was as impressive as any other year. The event welcomed anyone from the community to attend and bring with them their favourite dish to share with the group gathered. The evening always begins with a warm meal and the company of others, before moving on to listen to a guest speaker. Society president Nazmia Bengeleil has been a part of the women’s group for many years and said that everyone looks forward to the potluck every spring, as it is the group’s biggest gathering of the year. “We’ve been doing this for many, many years, since 2004, [and] what we really do is we try to learn from each other, different cultures, different foods, different things,” said Bengeleil. “It’s nice because the woman here, they are like family now because we’ve been doing this for so many years, so we always look forward to this day.” The speaker invited to this year’s event was Sheena Koops, a teacher, artist, and academic voice from here in Saskatchewan. Her passion lies with the history of Indigenous people here in the province, and the truth of the Treaty agreements. Koops spoke of her journey, from a little girl growing up outside of Macoun, Sask. wondering who the land she loved belonged to over the years, to a teacher in

The International Women’s Society has hosted their potluck supper for over a decade, and this year’s crowd was excited to do so again this year. Fort Qu’Appelle inspired to delve into the importance of talking about Treaties. To conclude her presentation here in Moose Jaw, she encouraged everyone to embrace the things that speak to them and pursue the dreams they had as a child. “I had that calling on my heart as a little girl, [asking] who are the people, [and] I think there’s a calling on your heart that this is an important space to be a part of,” said Koops. “And I want to encourage you, in light of International Women’s Day, to really listen to your little girl that’s inside of each of us.” The annual spring potluck really embodies what the International Women’s Soci-

Give ‘til it.... feels good by Dr. Steven Heidinger, Moose Jaw Chiropractor

I just had an awesome day. It felt like Christmas for me at my clinic. It is not unusual at holiday time to have patients drop off holiday baking, a coffee or even just a card. Today was not Christmas, Easter or any other holiday, yet I received two gifts from two separate patients. Two random acts of kindness. It felt really nice, and I appreciated the thought.

ety does all year round — offering women a community of support to help each other through the ups and downs of their lives. The non-profit group meets on a monthly basis throughout the year and serves as a support not only for newcomers to the city but all women who are interested in joining a supportive community. Gathering together with a group of women in this way offers a social connection, said Bengeleil, and offers a network that can answer questions or give advice from a number of different perspectives. “It’s a nice group of women that usually gathers and just sometimes talk about little things,” said Bengeleil. “If you have

While it feels rather good to be on the receiving end of a random act of kindness, research is telling us there are some measurable health benefits for those on the giving end of the transaction. Individuals in a study published in the Journal of Social Psychology (2010) were given a task of performing acts of kindness toward others daily for 10 days. Their life satisfaction was measured and compared to those who did not perform these acts for the same 10 days. Increased life satisfaction was reported to be greater in those who acted with kindness. It is true, it feels good to give. Giving can improve one’s mood, even in those who suffer from depression. Beyond the psycho-social benefits, research shows that giving to others can lower blood pressure and even lessen physical pain. While it is nice to randomly pay for someone’s coffee

anything to ask or any problems, we can maybe try and help you or guide you or lead you to where you need to go.” Hosting their annual potluck supper as a part of the International Women’s Day celebrations is just one way that the Women’s Society chooses to celebrate women’s strength. “We like to spread awareness, to get women together and to just recognize women’s achievements and efforts. Women are half the society, as we see, and they have a huge impact,” said Bengeleil. “Even as a group of women here in Moose Jaw, when we get together, we learn about our achievements and we encourage each other.” Bengeleil encourages anyone interested in joining the International Women’s Society to reach out to the Moose Jaw Multicultural Council for more information. “It’s just our own effort, our own money, everything that we do,” said Bengeleil. “Anybody’s welcome and any woman who would like to join can join.”

Although the crowd was smaller this year than usual, everyone who attended was excited to dig in.

or grocery bill, the giving does not have to be financial. Going the extra 50 feet to shovel the neighbour’s walk, dropping off a lasagna to the couple who just moved in next door, or just helping someone load something heavy into their vehicle is all it takes. We live in different times where there is a trend to distance ourselves from others, especially from those we do not know. I feel like we have gotten away from “love thy neighbour”, and the Golden Rule. When you can be the reason why someone else feels good or even just smiles for a minute, it is a win-win situation. P.S. Keep those cinnamon buns coming! 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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Members of 15 Wing Moose Jaw and CAE partners gathered on Mar. 9 for a workshop to celebrate International Women’s Day, hosted as part of a gender-based violence programming initiative through the Military Family Service Program. Wing Commander Col. Ron Walker opened the workshop with a few words, before turning the podium over to Chief Warrant Officer Marlene Shillingford, who spoke to the importance of including women alongside men in all positions to create diversity. “It’s not just women, it’s about diversity. It doesn’t matter what gender you are. Everyone should have the opportunity to aspire and to reach their greatest potential and know their worth,” said Shillingford. Walker noted that a very small portion of Canadian Armed Forces personnel are women — less than 15 per cent overall, with only 5 per cent of pilots currently serving being female — and women have only been allowed to enroll in military trades of all types as of 2001. Currently, the CAF has the continued goal of seeing women make up at least 25 per cent of forces. “This is something that the Chief and I have talked about very often and something that we’ve struggled with, why

there’s not more females in some occupations,” said Walker. “I think it’s a great initiative that we’re trying to progress for everyone, to have more females involved in all aspects of military life.” Domestic violence outreach worker Kelly Banga from Family Service Regina then spoke to the crowd about the integrative relationship between empathy, equality, and equity, and how those things intersect with feminism and the continued push for equal rights. “If we’re going to hope to understand how we’re going to bring equality for women, we need to understand the many layers of a woman’s experience,” said Banga in her presentation. Banga then spoke about how equality can be achieved by a collection of voices, rather than just one. As a domestic violence worker, Banga knows too well how being silent can sometimes perpetuate situations of gender-based violence. “There’s strength in numbers and voices are critical in driving change. One voice is powerful but voices together are more powerful,” said Banga. As she noted, Saskatchewan has the highest rate of police-reported family violence in Canada — a statistic that emphasizes the need for understanding what gen-

To finish off the workshop, members of the base were asked to get crafty and design a figure that represented themselves or someone they know and admire, for a display on diversity. der-based violence looks like so that it can be stopped. This is why she closed her presentation by encouraging everyone to find their voice against gender discrimination and inequality. “We are all responsible for what we choose to do each day, [and] what you do matters just as much as what you don’t do,” said Banga. “Will you recognize that your voice matters?” The workshop was entirely optional, and child and youth services coordinator with the Moose Jaw Military Family Resource Centre Hannah Elich was pleased to see so many members taking the morning to

15 Wing Moose Jaw Chief Warrant Officer Marlene Shillingford (L) took the podium for opening comments at the International Women’s Day workshop on base, following comments from Wing Commander Col. Ron Walker (R).

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Northwest Childcare Development Centre celebrates official grand opening Larissa Kurz

Invited officials, fellow childcare centre directors, and co-partner agencies gathered at the new location of the Northwest Child Development Centre to officially cut the ribbon for the new facility on Mar. 10. The centre has nearly doubled its childcare availability with the expansion, moving from a 39-space facility to a 79-space facility, and increased its staff from nine members to 22. Crystal Kober-McCubbing, director at the Centre, was thrilled to finally welcome delegates to see the new facility, which she and her staff moved into back in November after extensive renovations to make the building suit their needs. “If you had seen our old centre, [everyone here] is ecstatic. We have triple the square-footage, double the space, twice the kids and staff, and amazing natural light,” said Kober-McCubbing. “I’m just excited to showcase all we’ve done. It was a lot of work.” In March of last year, the provincial government announced it would be providing funding for more childcare spaces across the province, in communities who exhibit a need. The Northwest Child Development Centre received $282,000 to

been the recipient of provincial funding, as the centre was in need of updating. “There is a huge need in Moose Jaw for childcare,” said Kober-McCubbing. “I feel that we were blessed to get this onetime shot from the government, [where] they had a little bit of money that they wanted to put back into the community and we were the lucky ducks who got it.” All 79 childcare spots at the Northwest Child Development Centre have already been filled, which Kober-McCubbing is happy to see, as the centre had previously always had a waitlist. L-R: Tim McLeod, board chair for Prairie South School Division; Greg Lawrence, MLA Moose Jaw-Wakamow; Candace Hennenfent, board chair at Northwest Child Development Centre; Crystal Kober-McCubbing, director at Northwest Child Development Centre; and Warren Michelson, MLA Moose Jaw North. assist with their expansion. Using that funding, the centre was able to move into a building that is triple the size of their previous space. The new facility offers more space to accommodate more children’s needs, including a larger play area, kitchen, bathrooms, offices, library, and more storage. ”A tremendous amount of work has

gone into the planning and building of this space and its certainly something to be proud of,” said MLA Greg Lawrence, Moose Jaw-Wakamow. “It’s a great facility for the families here in our fine city of Moose Jaw.” Kober-McCubbing is grateful to have

The grand opening of the Northwest Child Development Centre was a celebration of the new, brighter facility, which the centre moved into back in November.

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Harmony Beef, with a strong dairy cattle program along with white fat cattle and conventional cattle, fills market niches. “I understand a bit of concern at Holstein cattle imports. You can’t cut off trade. We export 70 per cent of our beef to the United States.” Changes by U.S. packers made the Holsteins to Canada an option. The European Union trade deal hasn’t been that good for Canada’s beef industry, said Perillat. “We import more than they import. They’ve just got so much red tape and regulations. “We don’t really have a supply chain in terms of getting certified to get European volumes going.” A small packer in Lacombe, Alberta is developing a program to export non-implanted beef to Europe.

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Always ABBA tribute bringing the “dancing queen” to Moose Jaw Larissa Kurz

Michelle Truman, performer and tour organizer of Always ABBA, is excited to bring the tribute show and all its glory to the stage in Moose Jaw because in her experience, there’s no demographic that doesn’t love ABBA at least a little. “Pretty much anyone and everyone loves ABBA and I can’t think of any other band that has that broad demographic, through the ages,” said Truman. “And to be on stage and see an audience love what you’re doing, makes you love it even more.” Always ABBA will perform at the Cultural Centre on Mar. 27, and Truman is promising the show will be a true experience of the superstar Swedish band. Truman sports the signature blond of vocalist Agnetha Fältskog, with Karen Coughlin as Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Mike Walmsley as Benny Andersson, and Kevin Beeby as Björn Ulvaeus. From the music to the costumes, even to

the hair, Truman and her fellow performers have put together a fun show that will have the audience reminiscing about all their favourite ABBA moments. “We have fun everywhere we go, and I know that that energy is felt by the audience,” said Truman. “And the best part is because it’s a tribute, people who buy tickets already love the music [so] you don’t have to win them over, they’re coming in already excited.” Truman first joined the tribute several years ago but is no stranger to being part of a tribute band for music legends. For her, the most enjoyable part of honouring music industry greats is finding the people who make it fun. “When you work with good people, everything is great,” said Truman. “And because ABBA wasn’t a band that was trying to be really tough, like it’s not Kiss or Def Leppard, we can be smiley and giggly and

pinch each other and have fun, and the audience can see that and they like that.” Being part of an ABBA tribute made her fall in love with the iconic music, and she hopes to see as much enthusiasm from the audience here in Moose Jaw as possible. The show will, of course, feature all of the recognizable and beloved hits from the Swedish group — “Fernando,” “Take A Chance on Me,” and of course, “Dancing Queen.” “We go all out. We tease the audience, you know, they come and they want to hear “Dancing Queen” right away and so we don’t do it, we hold it off,” said Truman. “It’s just all really fun, very uplifting. Even though some of the songs are sad subject matter, it’s very uplifting.” Tickets for the show are still available either on the Cultural Centre’s website[1] or through the box office either in person or at 1 (306) 693-4700.

Amid COVID -19 precautions the Cultural Centre has announced that the Always ABBA Show will go on as scheduled but with a limited capacity of 250 people, per recent government sanctions.


Opposition party fails to show it deserves support from voters Voters across Canada tend to vote out governments rather than vote in new regimes with new ideas and better policies. Opposition has two options: wait until voters tire of the same old, same old, or stir up criticism of the existing government to convince by Ron Walter voters they have earned a shot at the brass ring. The New Democratic Party Opposition in Saskatchewan, in this Scribbler’s opinion, has chosen the option to wait it out. Granted Opposition MLAs are small in numbers. But party MLAS were quite effective before. Now the party seems to be missing the boat, concentrating criticism on non-disclosure of expenses by the premier and some cabinet ministers. That non-disclosure, or high cost of disclosure, is an issue. No opposition MLA should have to pay for information on government business. The focus on the non-disclosure of expenses issue leaves a number of mainline issues out of the political debate. Under the Saskatchewan Party Government, provincial debt has ballooned from $11 billion to $23 billion. Taxpayers in Saskatchewan have always shuddered at high levels of public debt. Less debt is an issue very dear to them. The doubling of debt by a government that promised to reduce debt when first elected should be a

natural issue resonating with voters. When the former NDP government messed up on the potato chip industry with Spudco, the Saskatchewan Party Opposition never missed an opportunity to bring up the issue. Persevering on the debt issue should be a hallmark of the NDP. Plenty of other issues exist on which to criticize the Saskatchewan Party Government. The Global Transportation Hub (GTH) scandal was never fully resolved even though RCMP said they didn’t have enough evidence to lay charges. Lack of success by the GTH is another issue. The network of overpasses and the ring road around Regina, mushrooming from $500 million to $1.8 billion deserves closer examination. The project was touted as a safety measure but was really intended to service what became a less than successful GTH development. A newer scandal in the making centers on a fund to develop entrepreneurship in First Nations and Metis communities. From information made public this fund looks as if it was most beneficial to some Saskatchewan Party supporters. NDP leader Ryan Meili justly complained about the overpass/ring road project being awarded to out-of-county contractors. His complaints about the SaskPower natural gas co-generation plant award to U.S. companies border on the silly.

Co-generation plants, unlike overpasses and ring roads, are highly specialized operations. Few companies have the capacity to build one. Meili, or his organizers, showed a lack of knowledge about the industry with this criticism. Effective opposition and winning power requires strong organization. The NDP organization leaves much to be desired. Anyone who has ever glanced at a political campaign how-to primer understands time is a powerful tool in winning elections. A candidate nominated a year before the election has lots of time to become better known and to build an organization. The effectiveness of organization in election wins is well documented. Early nominations ease the panic if a snap election is called. As the rumours of a snap spring election grew, the NDP had less than half the ridings with candidates nominated. This opposition still has to show voters it deserves their support. All of Saskatchewan loses with this situation. The most effective government occurs when a strong Opposition, ready to govern, is in place. Ron 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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A well-worn cookbook from the early 1970s offers a wide range of cookies, cakes, loaves and fruit salads that may also be served as dessert. Ingredients are familiar and likely readily available in most homes. The banana loaf recipe may be doubled with the extras stored in the freezer for future use. Some of the recipes in the book are designated as seasonal treats but both of this week’s recipes could be enjoyed at any time of the year. ••• Deluxe Banana Loaf 3 cups chopped, mixed candied fruit 2 cups chopped, pitted dates 1/2 cup chopped, candied pineapple 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. cinnamon 1/4 tsp. nutmeg 1/4 tsp. cloves 3/4 cup soft butter 2 cups lightly packed brown sugar 4 eggs 1 tsp. grated orange rind

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Prepare two 9x5 inch loaf tins by greasing with butter then lining with buttered brown paper. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine the fruit, dates, pineapple and nuts. Dredge with 1/4 cup of the flour. Sift the remaining flour with baking power, baking soda and seasonings. Set aside. Cream the butter and sugar and beat until the mixture is light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Beat in orange rind, juice and extract. Mash the bananas with a potato masher. Alternate stirring the bananas and flour mixture into the creamed mixture. Stir in floured fruit and nuts. Turn batter into prepared pans and bake for two hours and 15 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle of each cake comes out clean. Cool in the pans for 20 minutes then turn out onto racks. Carefully remove the paper and allow cakes to cool completely. Wrap in foil. May be frozen. ••• Fruit Salad Dessert 1 lemon 5 oranges

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Into a saucepan squeeze the juice from the lemon and two of the oranges. Add the sugar and water. Stir over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool. Add the liqueur. Peel and remove the white membrane from the three remaining oranges and the grapefruit. Cut them into 2 inch pieces, Cut and core the pears and apples, leaving the skin on, and chop them into 2 inch pieces. Place prepared fruit and grapes in a large serving bowl. Pour in the fruit and sugar syrup and mix gently. Chill. Thaw the strawberries or raspberries only until they separate nicely. Add them to the rest of the chilled fruit 30 minutes before serving. Serve with whipped cream or over ice cream. Makes about 12 servings. Joyce Walter can be reached at

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government since 2017, while another letter talked about how unemployment and out-migration have affected communities. Another letter talked about how women are treated as inferior, with almost half having experienced physical violence and one-third have experienced sexual violence before age 18; up to 50 per cent of brides are under the age of consent; 2.7 per cent of females between ages 15 to 17 live with HIV, while that number jumps to 13.9 per cent for women ages 23 to 24. “These statistics are very sad and challenging, but we can change these, and be proud to be Zimbabweans,” one speaker said. “We value the community-based culTendai Toriro, Remedios Mills and Rosalie Boots ture and our closely-knit families, even though individugather before the start of the World Day of Prayer alism and domestic violence affect our families. service on March 6. They helped communicate the “Awareness and lobbying for gender equality have inthree themes of the event during the service. Toriro creased and there are laws to protect women against was particularly excited to help since she is from gender-based violence … . We are encouraged to report that women held 33 per cent of seats in the 2018 parliaZimbabwe. Photo by Jason G. Antonio ment.” service started. “For people to take the time to recognize Offerings received through the World Day of Prayer go Zimbabwe, it makes us feel more welcome.” to project grants that empower women and children in During the service, four women read short letters from Canada and throughout the world. Zimbabwe that talked about the country’s history and For more information visit the challenges it faces today. One letter talked about how the country has gone through several changes in

Teachers ceasing involvement in extra-curricular programs Larissa Kurz

The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation has announced that beginning as early as Mar. 12, teachers across the province will be implementing sanctions regarding extra-curricular activities and voluntary work outside of school hours. Under the Restriction of Services sanction, STF members will continue to provide students with learning opportunities within the school day but will no longer be providing services any earlier than 15 minutes before the day starts or 15 minutes after the day ends. STF members will also no longer be taking part in any

voluntary or extracurricular activities outside of school hours, other than student supervision at lunch, recess or during bus pickups during the above specified times. The sanctions are a result of a vote earlier in February, in which teachers voted 90.2 per cent in favour of implementing such sanctions. “We recognize this causes uncertainty, disappointment and frustration for students, parents and teachers,” said Patrick Maze, president of the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation in a press release. “We had all hoped to avoid this situation. We ask for continued support in urging

government to fix the problems its underfunding has created for students across the province.” The sanctions will remain in place indefinitely, as the Teachers’ Bargaining Committee continues to negotiate an agreement with the provincial government that is satisfactory. “It is extremely frustrating that government admits there is a problem, but refuses to address it,” said Maze. “Students are paying the price. Teachers have made it clear that securing adequate classroom resources for students is worth fighting for.”

Guide to fall calf run prices outlined By Ron Walter - For Agri-Mart Express

Cow calf producers should EXPRESS follow feedlot profitability as a guide for future calf prices, according to market analyst Brian Perillat. Feedlots are pretty generous about re-investing profits in cattle but “slow to put losses back into the market.”


That practice impacts calf prices. In 2014-2015 high calf prices came when feedlots stocked lots of cattle. “They panicked in 2016, really backed off. Those cheap calves turned out to be really profitable. The feedlot sector “hasn’t been making money for the last year and a half.”

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Anyone wondering about the kind of support the hunting industry has in Saskatchewan simply had to check out the South Saskatchewan Wildlife Association’s annual Gun Show held recently. A total of 175 vendors. Close to 2,000 people through the doors, and just about anything and everything hunting- and shooting-related under the sun available for purchase. All in all, as successful a weekend as the SSWA could have hoped for. “Everyone who is walking in was like ‘… look at this, look at this’,” show co-ordinator Allen Dyck said. “The thing is, there’s a little bit of everything, it’s not all guns. It’s maybe 90 per cent guns and then 10 per cent of other stuff, something for the ladies, anything you can dream of when it comes to this kind of stuff. I think that’s one of the reasons so many people come out.” The event kicked off at the Moose Jaw Exhibition Convention Centre, drawing around 1,200 people on the opening day. Patrons were treated to tables filled with everything from standard .22 rifles to four-barrel shotguns, knives and

hall in Wakamow Valley before running out of space due to the maximum of 55 tables. Their most recent sojourns north have seen 130 tables two years ago, 170 last year and the aforementioned 175 this year. “We could probably get another 20 tables or so in here,” Dyck said. “It’s a yearto-year thing, so we’ll see what happens next year… There’s still a lot of interest, I think everyone has had a good show this year. We have a lot of firearms going out, we had a lot of them coming in, and it’s worked out really well for everyone.”

Patrons could check out everything from rifles to shotguns and everything in between. bow-hunting gear, tons of ammunition and reloading supplies. Throw in some tables of trinkets and wildlife-related items and even a few skins for purchase; there was plenty to check out for the hunting enthusiast. “It’s unreal,” Dyck said of the support. 20033DE0 20033DE1

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Catholic division hopes provincial budget provides money for new school Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

When the provincial government unveils its budget on March 18, Holy Trinity Catholic School Division will hope to hear good news about funding for a new school and upgrades to an existing school. Every year the Catholic division submits to the Ministry of Education its top two capital projects and a request for funding for them. This year the division has asked for money to renovate École St. Margaret School, replace six existing portable classrooms, and add two more classrooms. It has also asked for funding to build a new St. Michael School. The cost to renovate St. Margaret School will be at least $3 million since each relocatable classroom costs roughly $500,000. The cost to build a new St. Michael School is expected to be $20 million to $25 million. The portables at St. Margaret have been at the school for many years and are now beyond their life expectancy, explained education director Sean Chase. The division is struggling to maintain them at a sufficient level. “That’s not a new one. We’ve been submitting that for a number of years to the Ministry of Education for them to know that that’s a priority for us,” he said. “There’s only so much maintenance you can do on those types of structures. They’re not designed to be a permanent

St. Michael School needs to be fully replaced since it is 62 years old. File photo build.” There are 204 students enrolled at St. Margaret this school year. The division projects that figure will decline to 171 by the 2026-27 school year. Meanwhile, St. Michael is near the end of its lifespan, so the division wants to see a new school in the West Park neighbourhood. Holy Trinity has also been conducting planning and looking at future growth in northwest Moose Jaw. A new school wouldn’t be much bigger

REFLECTIVE MOMENTS Shopping list grows; powdered milk a possibility

Joyce Walter For Moose Jaw Express

Anyone unaware of the coronavirus situation taking place in a growing area of the world is obviously living in a cave. On second thought, perhaps that cave is a safer

place to live. Amid the declaration of the coronavirus now being on the level of a pandemic, there are still skeptics who suggest it is a hoax, even false news and are blaming continual media reports as being responsible for the panic buying of bottled water, face masks, hand-sanitizing wipes, non-perishable foodstuffs and bathroom tissue. So far, as I write this week’s column, I have not seen a dedicated rush to stock up on essentials in the shopping areas supported by our household. That could change quickly as fellow shoppers write their shopping lists to be prepared should the virus appear in our city. Our freezer is full so unless the power fails us, we will not starve. So what should we put on our shopping list? It might sound odd but I think a few bags of barbecue briquettes is a priority, just in case the electricity suffers from the sharp teeth of squirrels. We have a one-burner hibachi stored in a garden shed. The hibachi hasn’t been used for years but we surely can master it again so we can prepare our meals outdoors without the fear of blowing ourselves up via lack of expertise in propane contraptions. Bags of carrots will keep for a long time so carrots go on the list. Add some loaves of bread and a few bags of buns, tubs of margarine, a few jars of peanut butter, tins of soup and pork and beans, Kraft Dinner packages, cans of Spam and salmon and tinned fruits and vegetables. A friend advised that some packages of

powdered milk would be a wise choice because it lasts forever and would be needed to accompany the morning dish of cereal or oatmeal. I’ve seen strawberry-flavoured dry milk powder so while it would not likely go well with Sugar Pops or Corn Flakes, it might be a tasty beverage to relieve the monotony. From the junk food aisle, we would likely bring home some packages of potato chips, in a variety of flavours. Add in some popcorn, Cheezies, mixed nuts, and a few chocolate bars. Cough candies, deodorants, tooth paste, shaving cream, shampoo, personal hygiene items and bottles of vitamins will go on what is becoming a lengthy list. Perhaps a second basket will be required for we still haven’t estimated the amount of bathroom tissue we might require should we be told to stay home for a long period because of the virus. We might consider two or three packages of 12 rolls each, three ply, if available. Is it silly to consider stock-piling this essential item? Perhaps, but why be caught short, especially now that Eaton’s and Sears catalogues are no longer available as substitutes for the tissue. I suggested in jest in a phone conversation that the three-ply tissue could be separated into single-ply sheets to stretch the supply on hand. The person on the other end of the phone line did not take kindly to my suggestion. An inventory of our cupboards will be necessary before we head off to make our purchases. But we are taking the pandemic warnings seriously and do not consider any of the updates as hoaxes, nor are we about to blame media reports for causing unnecessary fear. Knowledge is golden. Joyce 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.

than the current one, said Chase. The school’s enrolment now is 327 students, while the division projects that figure to increase to around 400 pupils in the next decade. Chase pointed out that that is a guess since a developer is sitting on land in the northwest and has not begun to build yet. A new school could be constructed in the same neighbourhood, or even on the same 1.6-hectare (four-acre) site, he continued. However, if the developer builds a new subdivision in West Park, the school could be built there if land is available. The preference, though, would be to use the existing boundaries of the school. The application for provincial funding for these two projects was presented during the recent Holy Trinity Catholic School Division board meeting. It con-

tained information about the challenges each school faces structurally. At St. Margaret, the exterior stucco is peeling and cracking; windows’ exterior glazing seals are failing and wood casings are rotting; and there is poor drainage around the building. With the six portables, there is floor deterioration due to water damage; there are air quality issues due to that deterioration; site grading is poor; it will cost $120,000 to replace the HVAC system; and two more classrooms are needed to accommodate students from St. Agnes School since that building is at overcapacity. Meanwhile, St. Michael was built in 1956, with eight additions constructed between 1958 and 1988. There are significant structural issues, such as cracks in the concrete slab and shifts in the gym’s concrete block walls. Other issues include poor grading around the school; minimal ventilation; outdated plumbing; undersized student washrooms; no additional nearby green space; and limited staff parking. To renovate the school would cost $12.3 million, or $13.5 million at a higher estimate. However, said the report, the renovations would still limit the functionality of the school, while future renovation costs would increase since the building is 62 years old. Increased enrolment would require more classrooms; the music room, science lab, and computer lab have already been converted into classrooms to accommodate the growth. The next Catholic board meeting is March 16.

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Taking Care of our Elderly and Care Givers This is a heartbreaking letter for me to write. How would you want your loved one treated if you could not take care of them — whether it be a mother, father, sister, and brother— no matter what level of care? You, I am assuming, would expect and accept nothing but the best, no matter how good or how strained your relationship with that loved one might be or has been, or whether they are just getting old or have Alzheimer’s or dementia or any other. I have to believe in my heart that you would not want them neglected or abused and you would expect that they would be treated with dignity and respect no matter the state of mind. So can you please tell me why our elderly these days are not receiving that kind of care? Do they not deserve it? Speaking as a caregiver for well over 25 years, I have witnessed a lot. Not all bad, but if I am honest, a lot of it has not been good. I was going to bore you with this big long speech but I know I would probably not get very far. So I will try to keep it short. How are you going to want to be treated when you get old? It is inevitable. Stop and think. How are we treating our nurses, LPNs, CCAs, PSW — anyone March 12, 2020 Editorial 6, Mayor and Council Derelict/Nuisance Property1511 Hastings St. To Mayor and Council, They say, “a picture is worth a thousand words,” yet to date only Dawn Luhning has replied to my March 2, 2020 email, that I indicated wouldn’t be an editorial. Unfortunately your silence to my email of March 2, 2020, has forced me to rescind my offer to not publish the said editorial below, I had hoped we could have discussed these two positive options being done in the two mentioned cities. Mayor and Councillors, “Do you know what it takes to be a “good manager?” Do you still think Mr. Puffalt and Mr. Montgomery took our complaint of August 15, 2018, seriously? City of North Battleford 90 days, City of Regina 90 days and the City of Moose Jaw....indefinitely. The answer to the question: A good manager would know the answer or finds out.

that cares for our loved ones or provides a service —such as the cooks, housekeeping, volunteers? That all sets a precedent on how and what we expect in the future. And, please remember, you are aging and are part of that “future.” Please take a moment to stop and think. When you get older do you want to eat and go straight to bed just because you are old? Do you want to be ignored and medicated just because people don’t understand you or you are disturbing to others? Do you want to be left alone because people are too busy and don’t have time for you? Do you want it to be forgotten that, just because you don’t have your mental and physical capabilities, you are still a human being and still deserve to be treated with dignity and respect and not reprimanded and disciplined because you are scared, vulnerable, feel not heard, or alone? Please remember this will be YOU some day. Let’s work towards making things better in all aspects of growing old, from treating with dignity and respect to inclusion to remembering they are still a human being and deserve to be treated as such and shown some care and compassion. Let’s try

This is the reason I went public; there is a serious problem at city hall. Councillors if you can’t recognize this, your part of the problem. “The best definition of ethics is: a system of moral principles and perceptions about right versus wrong. The social worker does not attempt to change the client system by imposing her or his values on the client system, but instead strives to: understand and respect the client values.” So councillors you will have by now had an opportunity to read editorial 5 - City Manager Jim Puffalt and Chief Montgomery, concerning bylaw 1908 city of North Battleford where Mr. Puffalt was city manager. The other reference was a story in the Leader Post concerning, Bylaw No. 2016-2 Community Standards Bylaw a process that definitely deals with properties in Regina. This story was shared by my neighbour who also has a concern for the sale of their property. Under the Community Standards Bylaw, a structure can remain boarded up for only 90 days. After 90 days the property is declared a nuisance and the city would open a nuisance case or a maintenance case (where

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And what is it acceptable for some private home to pay minimum wage, etc.? Why is this not regulated? And why it is possible that a person with a two-day PSW course be allowed to make the same wage as someone who took the year course to get certified? What exactly will privatization of care homes mean? Shelley Broom

Code of ethics (Cities Act) 66.1(1) A council shall, by bylaw, adopt a code of ethics that applies to all members of the council. (2) The code of ethics must define the standards and values that the council expects members of council to comply with in their dealings with each other, employees of the city and the public. (3) No member of council shall fail to comply with the city’s code of ethics.

(a) include the prescribed model code of ethics; (b) comply with any prescribed requirements regarding adoption, updating and public accessibility; and (c) set out the process for dealing with contraventions of the code of ethics. So, Councillors, your ongoing silence draws into question not only your ethical responsibility but also draws into question your commitment to the citizens you serve. Attention Councillors! The Cities Act says you are responsible for updating bylaws. Shouldn’t the citizens have a right to expect that we’re as important as Regina or North Battleford citizens when dealing with Derelict/Nuisance Properties? By the way Councillors, check page 11 of Chief Montgomery’s Fire Safety Bylaw 5567; it’s turned on its side.

(4) Compliance with the code of ethics does not relieve a member of council from complying with the other requirements of this Act.

Councillors, could it be senior management does take city bylaws seriously, unless they want say, want to legalize their lack of enforcement say on a “nuisance property,” or say “charge citizens” a fee?

(5) The code of ethics adopted pursuant to subsection (1) must:

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The Government Must Close Schools Now – until further notice.

Moose Jaw had 3 hospitals. Two ‘temporary hospitals’ were added – the Moose Hotel and Prince Arthur School.

Act now. It will slow the inevitable spread of COVID-19 and save the Saskatchewan economy and lives.

The rate of infection slowed by the end of October 1918 – then shot up again – then slowed.

Why? I just finished a week review of the Spanish Flu in Moose Jaw in 1918-19.

By December 1, 1918 the schools and places of entertainment were open and although deaths from the Flu continued to the end of May 1919, the rates were manageable.

People were complacent – People got sick and died – the economy faltered.

Also, why is it acceptable for families that are getting individualized funding — unless you are a live in — is the employer give the option to not pay overtime if you work anything over 40 hours a week, as stated by the labour laws?

The picture I included with my email to you of March 2, 2020 was of rotten shingles blowing off the house in question, even though City Manager Puffalt indicated, “the roof would be repaired shortly.” Those words were from an update of October 10, 2018.


Like COVID-19, Spanish Flu arrived in Moose Jaw, from the East on October 2, 1918. Travellers brought it.

Let’s look into staffing shortages, language barriers, neglect, and abuse. Not only for the clients but for those doing the job of taking care of these clients. Let’s not burn them out. Let’s find ways to improve care and keep everyone treated with respect and taken care of and understood.

an order is given to the property owner detailing which items on the property need to be repaired).

City politicians and the Medical Health Officer acted decisively. Schools, Places of Worship, Public Transit, Public Gatherings, Pool Halls, Theatres etc. were closed “until further notice”.

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a little love, patience, and understanding rather than ignore, discipline, punishment, and reprimand.

The Government must begin by closing schools. Richard Dowson, Historian, Moose Jaw

VILLAGE OF BROWNLEE NOTICE OF PREPARATION OF ASSESSMENT ROLL 2020 Notice is hereby given that the Assessment Roll for the Village of Brownlee for the year 2020 has been prepared and is open to inspection in the office of the assessor from 4:00pm - 6:00pm Monday to Thursdays, and 8:30am - 2:30pm on Fridays, March 16th, 2020 to April 16th, 2020. A Bylaw pursuant to section 214 of “The Municipalities Act” has been passed and the assessment notices have been sent as required. Any person who wished to appeal against their assessment is required to file their notice of appeal in writing accompanied by a $200.00 fee for each assessment being appealed which will be returned if the appeal is successful, with: The Assessor, Village of Brownlee, PO Box 89, Brownlee, Sask S0H 0M0 by April 16th, 2020 Dated this, 13th day of March, 2020. Assessor

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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.

West Park has big plans for park upgrades this year The West Park Community Association (WPCA) has big plans to upgrade a major green space in its area, a project that is expected to occur this year for $372,700. A community spray park, a concrete basketball court that can be converted into a skating rink, a playground expansion, an outdoor pavilion, irrigation enhancements, park benches, garbage bins, pathway connections, park signage and sponsor recognition are the main enhancements planned for a park near Meier Drive and West Park Boulevard. With the project expected to cost $372,700, 49 per cent — or $182,700 — is to come from community fundraising, sponsorship from service clubs, grants, and in-kind contributions. The remaining 51 per cent — or $190,000 — is to come from the parks dedication reserve established for West Park. A breakdown of revenue sources includes: • WPCA: $38,600 ($20,000 has been raised so far) • Kinsmen Club of Moose Jaw: $100,000 ($10,000 given each year over 10 years in exchange for naming rights) • Other service clubs: $10,000 • Kinettes’ accessibility grant: $10,000 • In-kind contributions from three community contractors (Blue Imp Recreational Products, Aztex Construction and Haukaas Manufacturing): $24,100 • City of Moose Jaw parks dedication reserve: $190,000 If any of these funds are not attained, city administration would take $372,700 from the land development fund in

Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express the parks dedication reserve to cover the shortfall. The proposed project was presented to city council during its recent executive committee meeting. Council voted 6-1 on a recommendation to approve the project and the spending that goes with it; Coun. Brian Swanson was opposed. The recommendation must be approved at a regular meeting to be official. Council discussion The West Park Community Association has put in plenty of hard work to acquire these funding sources, said Coun. Heather Eby. She thought that was great and this would be exciting for the neighbourhood. While the WPCA has committed to the annual installation and maintenance of the skating rink, Eby wanted to see that commitment documented since volunteer boards can change. The intention is to sign an agreement so there is something in writing, said Derek Blais, director of parks and recreation. City administration can bring back the document to council if desired. This project sets up some unique precedents that are concerning, said Swanson. His first concern was the basketball court would be poured with concrete instead of asphalt. Concrete is generally more expensive and would only last longer if more money is poured into the project. His second concern was council has to go against its purchasing policy since parts

of the project are sourced from only one company. Concrete is generally more expensive, acknowledged Blais. However, the association found a local company to pour the concrete for an inexpensive rate. Secondly, any items that don’t meet the purchasing policy would be brought to council for further discussion. Swanson appreciated that residents wanted to enhance a park in their neighbourhood; other areas, such as East End and Moose Square, have done the same. However, he pointed out the municipality’s policy has always been that money must be in place first before work starts. He thought there was only $30,000 on hand for this project. “As of now we have zero dollars, but the community association is holding onto its $20,000. Then they will contribute that to the grant funding,â€? said Blais. Swanson also thought the Kinsmen’s commitment of $100,000 over 10 years would produce a shortfall of $18,000. Blais replied that would be covered by the drawdown of $372,700 from the parks dedication reserve. The residents of West Park are creating a partnership with the municipality to address past development deficiencies, said Coun. Dawn Luhning. She thought that partnership should be praised. “We are in the business of building a better community ‌ ,â€? echoed Mayor Fraser Tolmie. “I think this is a positive way forward to get kids out and active.â€?

Buffalo Pound hopes $220M funding application a success The Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Corporation (BPWTC) hopes its application for $220 million in federal funding is successful, otherwise, it might have to double water rates to cover capital infrastructure costs. The corporation intends to apply for the second intake of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) green infrastructure stream as a regional project by March 31. The funding would support its water treatment plant renewal project. During its March 9 regular meeting, council voted unanimously to authorize the corporation to submit its application, as long as it doesn’t jeopardize the City of Moose Jaw’s ICIP applications. According to a council report, since the water treatment plant (WTP) is a regional building that provides water to the Moose Jaw and Regina areas, it is believed the corporation’s application can be approved without affecting the municipality’s submissions. “The impact of grant funding is significant,� the reported added. For every $50

Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express million of grant funding received, the cost ever, the organization still has to conduct would be reduced to the cities, and by ex- a detailed design plan, so the cost could be tension, the end consumers by $100 per near the upper limit of $224 million. megalitre (ML) or 10 cents per cubic me- There are water meters that measure usage tre of water, respectively. by Regina, Moose Jaw, SaskWater, area Ryan Johnson, general manager of the farmers, and Buffalo Pound Provincial Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant Park, Johnson told Coun. Brian Swanson. Corporation, spoke about the application. Any revenue from the meters goes back to Presentation the corporation, which reduces the cost to When the corporation applied for funding the municipalities. in 2018, it received $20.6 million under While Regina owns 73 per cent of the wathe Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure ter treatment plant and Moose Jaw owns Component (PTIC), Johnson explained. 27 per cent, SaskWater owns only equipThe federal government has accepted that ment in the building. However, the corpothe water treatment plant is a regional ration plans to purchase that gear soon. structure that supplies water to communi- Since Moose Jaw owns 27 per cent of the ties as far as Bethune, Sedley, Mortlach, WTP, of the $220 million cost for renovaand Briercrest. About 260,000 people con- tions, the municipality will be responsible sume water from the Buffalo Pound WTP. for roughly $56.5 million, said Swanson. “We believe there shouldn’t be any issues That means it will have to increase its debt going forward,� he added. limit by $44 million. Council discussion If the corporation received no federal fundThe corporation has performed several ing, then after receiving approval from economic analyses and doesn’t expect the both city councils, it would increase water $220 million price tag to change much, rates on the capital side to $550 megaliJohnson told Coun. Scott McMann. How- tres (ML) from $215 ML, said Johnson. If

NOTCE ANNUAL MEETING THE UTOPIA CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENT AREA #178 Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of The Utopia Conservation And Development Area #178 will be held in the Briercrest Community Hall at Briercrest, Saskatchewan on Tuesday, the 7th day of April, 2020 at 2:00 o’clock in the afternoon.

somehow the maximum amount of grant funding was received then rates would drop to where the corporation would have to increase rates by $10 to $15. It’s more realistic that the BPWTC will receive $150 million to $175 million, he added. The provincial government has told the corporation it wants to see the project funded. The report to council contains the clause that the corporation can submit its application as long as it doesn’t jeopardize any other projects, said Swanson. He wished that that clause had been in other submissions for regional projects, such as the municipal airport and swimming pool. “If I had the choice between funding Buffalo Pound and the new pool, I know which one I’d take,� he added. Coun. Heather Eby agreed, adding the Buffalo Pound project is probably more important than the cast iron water main project since the WTP is where everything starts. The next regular council meeting is March 23.

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Taxpayers to pay for water upgrades to industrial park after Carpere deal collapses Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

With the collapse of the Carpere Canada deal, Moose Jaw taxpayers are now on the hook to pay for the water infrastructure leading to the Southeast Industrial Park (SEIP). The cost to design and construct the water infrastructure is about $9.27 million, with SaskPower responsible for $6.48 million, according to a city council report. This leaves $2.78 million, which the municipality will cover. However, since SaskPower paid $614,992 for the property, Moose Jaw will pay $2.16 million, which will be recovered from future land sales. The municipality is responsible, through the service agreement, for the upfront cost to design and construct the sanitary sewer and storm sewer infrastructure to the property. SaskPower will then be invoiced the full cost associated with that infrastructure. During negotiations with Carpere, it was identified that the company — as the developer — would “contribute an amount equal to the city’s share of the costs to bring water infrastructure to the SaskPower property and the industrial park in general,” the report continued. But after

the deal fell through, taxpayers became responsible for that water infrastructure. During its March 9 regular meeting, city council voted 6-1 to have the municipality’s share of the SaskPower servicing agreement be funded from land development funds, with that money reimbursed from future SEIP land sales. Furthermore, the $2.7 million would be withdrawn from the moderate term pool of investment funds, while the municipality would provide the $9.27 million cash flow from operating funds, with repayment from SaskPower within 90 days of expenditure. Coun. Brian Swanson was opposed. Council discussion While the negotiations with Carpere Canada were unsuccessful, city administration is moving forward since the municipality is obligated to service the site for SaskPower, said city manager Jim Puffalt. What’s positive is the Southeast Industrial Park is now known as the Moose Jaw Agri-Food Industrial Park, he continued. This fits with the provincial government’s growth plan from 2020 to 2030 since it meets many of the plan’s objectives.

“We can’t sit and wait for opportunities to come to the city. We have to be aggressive and go after it, particularly when we have 75 (serviced) acres available,” added Puffalt. The fact council has to reopen the capital budget for the second time in two weeks to spend money on this property, has to take money out of investments to pay for the service costs, and continues to pour money into an industrial park that hasn’t had a real sale in four years, is concerning, stated Swanson. What also bothered him was the report used too many adjectives to describe the efforts to promote the SEIP. Swanson pointed to phrases such as “the city and Carpere made exceptional efforts to close the agreements … ;” the agri-food industrial park is an “amazing opportunity;” the municipality “will be aggressively promoting” the park and it “fits incredibly well” with the province’s growth plan. “If I were to write the report and talk about negotiations between the city and Carpere, I would have said time-consuming … (and) fruitless,” he added. The game has changed since Carpere

Canada isn’t pursuing its project, said Mayor Fraser Tolmie. While council is speaking with the company, it is also talking with the province and attempting to promote the park to international businesses. A million-dollar investment in Saskatchewan goes much further than in British Columbia or Ontario, he continued. While city council may spend $2.7 million for servicing the property, the agreement with SaskPower is for $700 million. Therefore, the investment in water infrastructure is a bridge that provides the opportunity to promote the industrial park. In conversations with businesses, they want the property ready for when they arrive, he remarked. Even both levels of government want projects shovel-ready when discussing grant funding. “What happens and has continued to happen in this community is we are never ready or prepared and we are always scrambling … ,” Tolmie added. “When you do sell land to industry coming in, you recoup those dollars and they will be put back into our (land development fund).”

Appeals board allows property owners to build deck onto house Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Owners of a property on Third Avenue Northeast can build a covered deck on the side of their house even though the deck’s construction is contrary to the zoning bylaw. The Development Appeals Board heard the homeowners’ request for a variance from the zoning bylaw during a meeting at city hall on Feb. 25. Contractor Sam Shaw lobbied the board on behalf of the residents, who live at 1213 Third Avenue Northeast. The property is zoned as R1 large lot low-density residential district and is covered under section six of the zoning bylaw, according to a city council report. The development standards for this district require a side-yard setback of fewer than 1.2 metres or 10 per cent of the site width. The dwelling was constructed with a 1.83-metre side yard that contains the main entrance and landing with stairs. The proposal is to construct a covered deck that wraps around the corner of the building. The covered deck would leave about two feet between the edge of the deck and property line. Since the proposal is beyond what is required to access the dwelling, the setback must be appealed for a variance, the report continued.

CITY OF MOOSE JAW PUBLIC NOTICE Executive Committee Meeting City Council, at its Executive Committee meeting to be held on Monday, April 13, 2020, will be considering a report authorizing the borrowing of funds for the purpose of establishing a line of credit. Interested parties may obtain a copy of the proposed report from the Department of Financial Services at 228 Main Street N. or obtain information by contacting the Department of Financial Services at 306-694-4474. Dated at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, the 18th day of March, 2020. Tracy Wittke, Assistant City Clerk

While representing the property owners, Shaw told the • The variance would not injuriously affect the neighboard that the homeowner to the south — on the side of bouring properties; the adjacent neighbour had no probthe property where the proposed deck would be built — lem with the project and no letters of concern were reis not opposed to the proposed deck. ceived from property owners within 75 metres. After reviewing the facts, the appeals board granted the property owners’ request for three reasons: CITY OF MOOSE JAW • The variance would not deter from the neighbourhood OF ASSESSMENT ASSESSMENT NOTICE ethics, while similar side-yard setbacks have been grant- Pursuant to section 187 (1) of The Cities Act, notice is hereby given ed in the R1 district Pursuant that to section 187 (1)roll of for The Act, notice the assessment theCities City of Moose Jawisforhereby the yeargiven 2020 th assessment forprepared the City and of Moose for the year 2020 has hasroll been is openJaw to inspection at the City of been Mooseprepar Jaw, • The proposed deck would not restrict airflow, sunlight is open toFinance inspection at the City of Floor, Moose Jaw, Finance Department, Mai Department, Main 228 Main St N, Moose Jaw from or access to the rear yard, or be contrary to the zoning 228 Main8:15 St N, Moose Jaw from a.m. to 5:00 on the a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on 8:15 the following days:p.m. Monday to following Friday, Monday to Friday, March 18, 2020 to April 17, 2020 with exception of st bylaw March 18, 2020 to April 17, 2020 with exception of statutory holidays.

holidays. Under the provisions of The Alcohol Any having person having an interest in anyproperty property who who wishes appeal Any person an interest in any wishestoto appe and Gaming Regulations Act, 1997,assessment the of assessment of that to property to theof Board of Revision is required that property the Board Revision is required to filetohis

his orinher notice appeal in writing to: Board The Secretary of the notice offile appeal writing to:ofThe Secretary of the of Revision, 228 Notice is hereby given that 228orMain St the N, Moose Jaw,ofSK S6H 3J8, on or N, MooseBoard Jaw, of SK Revision, S6H 3J8, on before 17th day April, 2020. 102092386 Saskatchewan Limited before the 17th day of April, 2020. Dated this 18th day of March 2020 has applied to the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Dated this 18th day of March 2020 Authority (SLGA) for a Restaurant permit to sell Brenda Hendrickson alcohol in the premises known as Acting City Assessor Brenda Hendrickson Hopkins Dining Parlour Acting City Assessor 65 Athabasca St W APPEAL FEE SCHEDULE Moose Jaw, SK S6H 2B7

Written objections to the granting of the permit may be filed with SLGA not more than two weeks from the date of publication of this notice. Every person filing a written objection with SLGA shall state their name, address and telephone number in printed form, as well as the grounds for the objection(s). Petitions must name a contact person, state grounds and be legible. Each signatory to the petition and the contact person must provide an address and telephone number. Frivolous, vexatious or competition-based objections within the beverage alcohol industry may not be considered and may be rejected by the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Licensing Commission, who may refuse to hold a hearing.

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City Hall Council Notes Downtown could sound magnificent if historic bells restored, resident suggests Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

If the historic old city hall bell and the existing clock tower bell are restored, resident Harold Claffey believes a golden opportunity exists for both to make merry melody downtown. Claffey can remember as a boy when his former church, the now-closed St. George Anglican Church on 10th Avenue Northwest, cared for the historic 111-yearold object after it was removed from the former city hall building on Fairford Street West and First Avenue Northwest. The church displayed the bell on a stand outside its Montgomery Street entrance for years. With a chuckle, Claffey told city council on March 9 that “kids being kids,” one evening a few youths tested whether the bell still worked. After that noisy night, the bell’s cord was shortened and hung higher on the stand. The bell was later displayed outside the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery. It was eventually moved to the city yards after it was vandalized and sat in the yard until the heritage advisory committee had it repaired with help from Saskatchewan Polytechnic. The hope is to put it on display in a prominent space where it

cannot be damaged. According to a council report, the committee submitted two recommendations aimed at preserving both bells. The current bell at city hall could toil once again throughout the downtown, but only if it and the glass in the clock tower are repaired. The bell does not work, but new equipment could make it ring on special occasions. Since the glass is in such disrepair, it would likely break when the bell rings. One recommendation asked council to allocate funds up to $15,000 from the heritage reserve account to construct a new stand for the original city hall bell. A second recommendation asked that funds up to $45,000 from the facilities reserve account be used to repair the glass and the bell in the clock tower. During its March 9 regular meeting, council voted 6-1 in favour of each motion, but also voted to refer both recommendations to city administration so formal reports can be produced. Coun. Brian Swanson was opposed to both motions. “My point here is the churches of Moose Jaw are instrumental in preserving the heritage of Moose Jaw

and still are,” Claffey said during council’s discussion. Should council decide to install the historic bell in the tower, Claffey pointed out there is already one set of well-maintained full octave bells at St. Aidan Anglican Church a few blocks away — a set that is likely the only one of its kind in Western Canada. During the 100th anniversary of St. Aidan Anglican Church — formerly St. John Anglican — a few years ago, reputable writer Leith Knight indicated the church was probably the most historic building in Moose Jaw, Claffey continued. Conversations he’s had with visitors also indicate they think Moose Jaw “is one of the prettiest cities they’ve ever seen as far as heritage buildings and old buildings.” “Therefore, if both bells are restored and put into use here, I suggest there be a bell concert in downtown Moose Jaw … you could ring the bells at city hall at the same time as people at St. Aidan ring the bells and downtown Moose Jaw would be magnificent with the sound of bells,” he added.

Provincial Court

Immigrant receives probation Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

Brazilian-born immigrant Luis C. Buschmann will have to obey his court-ordered probation for nearly a year or risk being deported. Buschmann, 35, appeared in Moose Jaw provincial court on March 9, where he pleaded guilty to assaulting his wife. As part of a joint submission, he received a conditional discharge — he will have no criminal record if he obeys his court order — and will spend nine months on probation. He will have to keep the peace and be of good behaviour, report to a probation officer, take programming, and possess no weapons. He will be allowed to have contact with his wife. FOR LEASE BY TENDER Land - R.M. of Baildon No. 131 SE 1/4 Sec 13 Twp 15 Rge 25 W2 Ext 0 (160.48 acres); NE 1/4 Sec 13 Twp 15 Rge 25 W2 Ext 1 (2.52 acres); NE 1/4 Sec 13 Twp 15 Rge 25 W2 Ext 2 (156.54 acres); and Part of SE 1/4 Sec 24 Twp 15 Rge 25 W2 being Blk/Par B Plan C790 Ext 0 (67 acres) Land - R.M. of Redburn No. 130 NW 1/4 Sec 4 Twp 15 Rge 24 W2 Ext 0 (157.59 acres); SE 1/4 Sec 8 Twp 15 Rge 24 W2 Ext 0 (157.18 acres); SW 1/4 Sec 8 Twp 15 Rge 24 W2 Ext O (159.64 acres); NE 1/4 Sec 9 Twp 15 Rge 24 W2 Ext 0 (160.08 acres); and NW 1/4 Sec 9 Twp 15 Rge 24 W2 Ext 0 (157.24 acres) The undersigned as Solicitors for the Owner will receive written tenders for a ONE YEAR LEASE, until 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 31, 2020, subject to the following conditions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Highest or any bid not necessarily accepted, and the right is reserved to reject any or all bids; Bids must be for all lands listed above. A certified cheque for TEN PERCENT (10%) payable to WALPER-BOSSENCE LAW OFFICE, of the amount of the bid must be submitted with the written tender, for the bid to be considered; Unsuccessful bidders will have their certified cheques returned uncashed; Bidders must rely on their own research and inspection of the property and confirm acreage (acreages shown are approximate), condition and other particulars. The successful bidder will be responsible to self-remit all applicable GST. Bins and other buildings are not included. Yard site acres located on SE 08 15 24 W2 are not included. Owner shall pay all property taxes. Lease terms: Balance of the first half of yearly lease payment, less deposit, is due May 1st, 2020. Last half of yearly lease payment is due October 1, 2020. All bids shall be kept confidential.

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Moose Jaw police responded on Feb. 18 around 8:33 p.m. to a report about a domestic incident on River Park Drive on South Hill, explained Crown prosecutor Rob Parker, who noted it was Buschmann himself who called in the complaint. Buschmann and his wife had been living apart for some time due to her infidelity, Parker continued. His spouse invited him over for dinner, and during their conversation, Buschmann became angry and gave his wife an open-handed slap across the face. This incident does not necessarily rise to a major assault, the Crown prosecutor said. Furthermore, Buschmann’s wife supports him and believes it was her conduct in the marriage that was responsible for what happened. Giving Buschmann a conditional discharge and probation is not contrary to the public good, Parker remarked. The Crown did not seek a weapons prohibition since none were involved in this matter. “Given the nature of the assault, the Crown is not concerned for her safety,” he added. Buschmann, his wife, and their daughter have been in Canada for less than a year, explained Legal Aid lawyer Suzanne Jeanson. He is on a work visa while his wife is 20033KK0 20033KK1

on a student visa. He was a helicopter pilot in Brazil but now works at the Thunder Creek Pork Plant. The family faces many financial challenges, especially since they are unable to access the Child Benefit Tax Credit for their four-year-old daughter, Jeanson continued. “Luis is extremely remorseful,” she said. “He has taken responsibility from the outset … He is hopeful they can do couples’ counselling. They both hope they can repair the rift in their marriage.” Jeanson told Judge Daryl Rayner that she was concerned for Buschmann’s immigration status since a criminal record would jeopardize his ability to stay here. If the man received a conditional discharge, he would still have the ability to apply for permanent residency status. “My client’s actions do constitute an assault; it’s (a) somewhat lower end assault,” she continued, pointing out Buschmann contacted police after he hit his wife and pleaded guilty early. Those should mitigate the sentence he receives. Buschmann would face difficulty if he had to pay the victim surcharge since his income is only $1,800 a month, Jeanson said. Furthermore, he has been paying the expenses for his place and the home where his wife has been living. Jeanson asked that the fee be waived. Judge Rayner accepted the joint submission, acknowledging that the incident was at the lower end of domestic assault. He also agreed to waive the surcharge.




The Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery will be hosting it’s Annual General Meeting for its members: MARCH 26, 2020 7:00 PM / SOUTH MEETING ROOM (top floor of the Moose Jaw Public Library) This event will include: • • •

Review of the gallery’s activities in 2019 Overview of the financial picture during 2019 Election of new board members

This event will be followed by a relaxed social time for the members. Refreshments will be served.

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Holy Trinity highlights positive bus partnership with Prairie South Holy Trinity Catholic School Division is celebrating the success it has had working with Prairie South School Division on a future transportation plan for the new joint-use school. Both divisions entered into a memorandum of agreement during the 2018-19 school year to pursue joint busing for the South Hill neighbourhood once the new school is completed. There is still work ahead for the boards of both divisions on this issue, including co-ordination to ensure the processes and bus routes are in place. The Catholic division highlighted the early successes of that partnership during its recent board meeting. The successes were part of a report that looked at transportation overall in the division last year. Many people have asked about whether it’s possible to find efficiencies in working together on joint transportation, said Sean Chase, director of education for Holy Trinity. He was unable to quantify how many hours were spent during the previous school year exploring that possibility, but pointed out a feasibility study said efficiencies are possible once the new school is ready by September 2023. Specifically, the report suggested there could be a decrease in the average amount of time students spend on the bus. Chase remarked that no one wants to spend any more time on a bus than is necessary. He thought it was

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great that there has been uninterrupted success so far in planning transportation for the joint-use school. The division will send out a survey to parents asking if it is meeting their transportation needs and what could be addressed. “We’re really proud of the work done by our staff, the work of Prairie South Schools’ staff, right up to the board level for co-operation and the vision to institute this,” he added. Transportation data Holy Trinity operated a fleet with nine bus routes in Moose Jaw during the 2018-19 school year, of which eight were double routes and one was a triple route, the report said. Two spare buses were available on an as-required basis. A passenger bus transported seven students to Vanier Collegiate. The division bussed 642 students daily on 38 transportation runs, which included 16 double runs and two triple runs. The buses travelled 512.37 kilometres every day — including regular routes and 650 charter trips — for a total of 123,612 kilometres for the year. The average one-way ride time was 33 minutes, with the longest one-way ride time being 80 minutes. The cost to bus one student was $751.17. The average age of each bus was 7.5 years old, while the entire fleeing, including spares, was 8.6 years old.

Holy Trinity contracted transportation services in Moose Jaw and worked with Prairie South to bus students, the report said. PSSD bussed eight students who were specially designated and required specialized transportation. This route cost Holy Trinity $40,459.15. The Catholic division spent $31,552.50 last year on bus passes with Moose Jaw Transit to help high school students on South Hill attend Vanier Collegiate. The transportation department’s budget was $818,714.55, with actual expenses at $845,010.81. Expenses included driver salaries, operation of the bus compound, professional development for drivers and contracted transportation. Prairie South School Division provided has helped maintain Holy Trinity’s bus fleet since Sept. 1, 2017, the report said. Saskatchewan Government Insurance monitors the operation of the buses through random inspections, while all drivers perform daily circle checks and performed their duties according to the requirements of The Education Act, The Highway Traffic Act and the Vehicle Administration Act. There were three accidents during the 2018-19 school year that were the drivers’ fault. Two of the three buses required repairs and three incidents required claims sent to SGI. The next Holy Trinity board meeting is March 16.

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Multicultural council given $250,000 to help support new immigrants

Moose Jaw Express staff The provincial government will provide $250,000 is proud to continue this partnership.” to the Moose Jaw Multicultural Council (MJCC) Immigration is and will continue to play an essenthis year to help the organization support immi- tial role in the growth and economic sustainability of Canada and Saskatchewan, Stefanie Palmgrants who are new to the community. The MJCC operates the Newcomer Welcome Cen- er, executive director for MJCC, said in the news tre, which serves new residents in the Moose Jaw release. It is important for residents to welcome area and provides a first-stop service to immigrants these newest people to the community, provide when they arrive in Saskatchewan. The centre wel- them support where needed, and set them up for comes newcomers by providing a full range of set- a successful settlement and integration experience. tlement services, including orientation, adaptation, The MJCC’s services help lead immigrants new to integration, information and referrals, language Canada through the complexities that come with understanding a new way of life in a new country, services, and a community connections program. The Ministry of Immigration and Career Training she added. She thanked the Government of Sasannounced on March 6 that it would provide MJCC katchewan for being a funding partner so MJCC with a quarter-million dollars to provide opportuni- could continue its work. ties for up to 300 immigrants, with the overarching Investments in Saskatchewan’s regional newcomer goal of supporting them to make informed deci- gateways allow welcome centres to offer free setsions and take independent action with their settle- tlement support services for those arriving in the ment and integration, according to a news release. province, connecting newcomers with the informa“Investments in settlement support programming tion, resources and services they need to make their allows newcomers to access community resources move to Saskatchewan a success, the news release and feel accepted in their new home,” MLA Greg said. Lawrence (Moose Jaw-Wakamow) said on behalf The Government of Saskatchewan has invested of Jeremy Harrison, minister of Immigration and more than $2.5 million in 2020 to support settleCareer Training. “The Moose Jaw Multicultural ment services and improve the lives of new immiCouncil has a long and distinguished record of sup- grants. porting people in Moose Jaw and our government

MLA Report

Greg Lawrence MLA Moose Jaw Wakamow Last week, my colleagues and I Greg Lawrence MLA, returned to Regina for the start Moose Jaw of the Spring Session of the SasWakamow katchewan Legislature. This is an exciting time to debate and an opportunity to pass important pieces of legislation to benefit Saskatchewan people. Despite headwinds outside our province, our government looks forward to presenting a balanced budget that delivers on priorities. We will make record investments in infrastructure and families to provide a strong Saskatchewan for the future. In spite of challenges, Saskatchewan’s resilient economy continues to perform well with continued employment and population growth. The latest figures from Statistics Canada show 19 consecutive months of strong, steady job growth in our province.

Optimist Sponsorship

(l-r) Katie Marzolf (coach); Rob Barber (Optimist Member); The Youth Invaders Cheer Team; Lynann Pethick (Optimist Member); Ashleu Blair (Coach). The Friendly City Optimist Club presented a cheque for $1000.00 to the Youth Invaders Cheer Team from the Cheer Infinity Athletics. The team is fundraising to attend an International Competition in Anaheim, California from April 2-6th, 2020.

The past decade provides plenty of examples of how a growing Saskatchewan is a strong Saskatchewan. Our population has grown by more than 170,000 people; our economy has grown with nearly new 80,000 jobs; and we have seen over $180 billion in capital investment. This has given government a greater ability to invest in the programs, services and infrastructure that improves our quality of life. Our government will continue to stand up for Saskatchewan families and work hard to ensure our province and economy remain strong. Later this month, the Supreme Court of Canada is set to hear Saskatchewan’s case against the federal carbon tax. Your Saskatchewan Party government is calling on Prime Minster Trudeau to pause the carbon tax in Saskatchewan, until the Supreme Court delivers its ruling. The Alberta Court of Appeal recently ruled that the carbon tax is unconstitutional and we are confident the Supreme Court will rule the same. The start of the Spring Session provided me with an opportunity to acknowledge, thank and congratulate the hundreds of volunteers and organizers who were involved in a very successful Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw. For 10 days last month, 16 curling teams and thousands of fans from across Canada, travelled to our community for the 39th annual event in which teams battled for the

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opportunity to wear the maple leaf at the World Women’s Curling Championship. Team Saskatchewan did an incredible job, and represented us well on the national stage. It took over 400 dedicated volunteers to make the event the success that it was. Between hotels, restaurants, transportation and more, the 60,000 people taking in the tournament had an economic impact of almost $10 million. I was pleased to have the opportunity to attend the opening ceremonies, along with Premier Scott Moe and my colleague Warren Michelson, MLA for Moose Jaw North. It was absolutely wonderful having the Scotties in Moose Jaw, and I can’t wait to have them in our city again. This past weekend, I also enjoyed attending the annual PRISM Awards in Moose Jaw. The evening is meant to celebrate and highlight the women in Moose Jaw who have gone above and beyond to make their community a better place. The PRISM Awards are truly one of the most positive events in our community each year. Congratulations to all of this year’s award winners. I also want to acknowledge and thank the Business Women of Moose Jaw for their work to organize and host this great event. It is a tremendous honour and privilege to serve as your elected representative for Moose Jaw Wakamow. I encourage you to contact my Constituency Office with any questions, suggestions and concerns you may have. You can find us at 412 Lillooet St. W., reach us by phone at 306-694-1001 or by e-mail at

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Central wins fifth-straight high school boys basketball title Third-quarter surge proves to be difference in 78-63 win over game Peacock Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

The Central Cyclones were under no illusion that the Moose Jaw high school boys basketball league city final was going to be cakewalk. Sure, they might have had a couple of comfortable wins over the Peacock Toilers during the regular season, but throw any two teams into the rock-concert-loud environment in Sask Polytech and interesting things can happen very quickly. Like a two-point Toilers lead after the first quarter. Or a one-point Peacock lead eight minutes into the third. But like the 10-time city champion Peacock girls did only a couple hours earlier, the Cyclones found a way to get things done. With Toilers defensive standout Devin Baumann sitting with four fouls midway through the third quarter, Central put together a 16-3 run to build a 61-38 and would never look back on their way to a 78-63 victory. “This is a tough place to play, it’s loud, you can’t talk to each other and we were a little anxious I thought, maybe not quite ourselves, but they played well,” said Central head coach Ryan Boughen. “That’s what happens in a game like this and an environment like this.” In the end, the experience of having won four championships – even with only three Grade 12s in their line-up – helped make the difference. Especially when dealing with provincial team member

Central’s Ewan Johnson puts up a shot in traffic against Peacock’s Dominick Mall.

The Central Cyclones gather for the customary team photo after winning their fifth straight high school boys basketball title. Dylan Boughen being sidelined with a broken angle. “We needed some guys to step up and they did,” coach Boughen said. “Like we were saying to the guys, we’re hanging on to something we haven’t achieved yet, we’re playing more like we’re worried about losing instead of playing our best basketball.” Veterans like Grade 12 forward Ewan Johnson took that message to heart. He’d finish the contest with 21 points to lead all scorers, while Jake McLean added 17 and Mohamed Jabateh 16. “We started playing our own game, in the first half we were playing slow and scared, but in the second half we played our own game and played hard and it turned out well,” Johnson said. “It’s a pretty good accomplishment for our school and program, even though we lost seven Grade 12s from last year we were still able to come

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back and win this.” Toilers head coach Troy Setter was proud of his team’s performance, especially to throw a scare into a Central team that hadn’t lost in league play all season. “I love the way the guys played, they played hard,” he said. “Central is a good, strong team, and we showed we can play with them. Obviously we came in wanting and expecting to win, but it was a little stretch there [that made the difference].” Losing Baumann – who finished the game with 16 points despite sitting the majority of the third – certainly didn’t help matters/ “He’s a big part of our game, and every-

Central’s Mohamed Jabateh puts up a shot against Peacock’s Devin Baumann. body knows that, so when he has to sit for eight minutes, they were able to go on a run and we weren’t able to close that gap back up,” Setter said. Tata Mugisha added 13 points for the Toilers. The contest could be the final game of the season pending ongoing Saskatchewan Teacher’s Federation job action (see related story).

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Basketball players saddened their playoffs cancelled by teachers’ job action Jason G. Antonio - Moose Jaw Express

The Riverview/Cornerstone boys’ basketball team was excited to compete at regionals for the first time in eight years, but that will likely not happen because of teachers’ job action. The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation announced recently that restrictions on the services educators provide went into effect on March 12. The STF explained that teachers would not provide any extracurricular or voluntary services until further notice. Teachers would be at school 15 minutes before school starts and 15 minutes after the final bell, but no earlier or later. The job sanctions come when high schools’ extracurricular activities are occurring, including basketball teams competing in playoffs. Regionals were scheduled for this past weekend, while the provincial basketball championship Hoopla is set for March 19 to 21 in Regina. However, if no resolution is reached between the teachers’ union and provincial government, those tournaments will

Members of the Riverview/Cornerstone boys’ basketball team gather outside the Prairie South School Division office after delivering personal letters that expressed their disappointment about their playoffs being cancelled due to teachers’ job action. Photo by Jason G. Antonio be cancelled. This has crushed the joint Riverview/ Cornerstone boys’ basketball team. Of the 13 players on the team, nine are in 20033AA3 20033AA4 20035AA0

Grade 12. Many of them have played with the team for the past three years, including Cornerstone’s Javan Atkins. “I’m pretty proud of the team. I was excited to see what we could do,” he said on Mar. 10 outside the Prairie South School Division board office. The players dropped off letters they had written about their journeys and how sports had helped them grow not only as athletes but as human beings. They explained how their coach had taught them to be better men and how to set goals. Moreover, they expressed their disappointment with the cancellation of regionals and Hoopla. Besides the school board office, the players also dropped off letters at the office of Moose Jaw-Wakamow MLA Greg Lawrence on South Hill.

Qualifying for regionals was a big step forward in the team’s growth since during the past three years it would usually be eliminated during conference playoffs, Atkins said. They went from losing games by 100 points to having a chance to make Hoopla. “I support the teachers because they’re giving us our education, but I feel I want it resolved as fast as possible,” he added. “I’m upset we’re not going to be able to go.” The combined team won regionals in 2010, 2011 and 2012, and won gold at Hoopla in 2010 and bronze in 2011. While all 13 players have given much to the team, the nine Grade 12s have “put in a boatload of time” during the past three years, said coach Curt Lorge. Having the players write letters ensures their voice is heard since they are stuck in the middle of this dispute. “That would be super disappointing for these young men … ,” he said. “I believe our government should do better by our teachers. I’m torn because I understand the politics of it; I just hate seeing kids used as leverage.” Lorge was saddened the players won’t be able to chase a championship to the end, especially since they have put in hundreds of hours practising. He pointed out that it’s amazing how much the team has grown in the past three years. “I mean, why couldn’t the job action have been last year or next year?” he laughed. It’s difficult to explain to the players why this is happening, Lorge added. They don’t have that bigger view when they are young, so he has attempted to help them see why this job action is necessary for teachers.


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Canadian Hockey League cancels 2019-20 season due to COVID-19 outbreak Western Hockey League, Moose Jaw Warriors season campaigns come to an end after Hockey Canada decision to shutter all leagues, national championships

The Canadian Hockey League -- including the Western Hockey League and the Moose Jaw Warriors -- announced Thursday that it will be suspending their season indefinitely due to COVID-19 concerns. The Warriors were to play in Prince Albert on Friday night and at home against Prince Albert on Saturday. Both games were postponed. In a statement, the CHL said the league had been monitoring COVID-19, including “what local, provincial, and federal health agencies have recommended. “Following consultation with medical professionals and meetings today among the CHL Executive Council, and regional league Board of Governors, the CHL announces that the balance of the 201920 season and all hockey activity shall be

Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express paused immediately until further notice.” “fully support the decision by WHL and WHL commissioner Ron Robison echoed the Canadian Hockey League during this situation. We will continue to monitor inthat message. “Following a conference call with the formation and developments. WHL Board of Governors, the Western “The health and safety of our players, Hockey League is announcing today that staff, fans and our community is our top it will pause the 2019-20 WHL season, priority. As information becomes availeffective immediately,” commented Ro- able, we will share that with you. Thank bison. “The WHL takes the safety of our you for your understanding and support.” players, officials, staff, fans, and every- Information about previously purchased one associated with the WHL very seri- tickets and will come soon. ously. We will continue to monitor ongo- The WHL had earlier in the week aning public health developments regarding nounced teams were undertaking meaCOVID-19. Our goal is to return to play sures to avoid infection and that they when it is safe and reasonable to do so. were monitoring the situation closely. “We thank WHL fans and partners for The shutdown will be the first in the your patience and understanding as we WHL’s 85-year history. navigate this unprecedented time.” The postponements come amid a flurry The Warriors said in a statement they of sports shutdowns all over Canada and

the United States, beginning Wednesday when the NBA suspended play due to a player contracting COVID-19. The National Hockey League followed suit on Thursday morning, after previously announcing that some teams would play empty-arena games, while Major League Baseball cancelled all spring training games after today and delayed the start of the regular season. In addition, the women’s world curling championship, slated to begin in Penticton, B.C. on Saturday, were cancelled on Thursday afternoon around the same time the CHL cancellation was revealed. The NCAA men’s and women’s basketball championships -- March Madness -were also cancelled Thursday.

Warriors hold exit meetings, send players home as WHL season shuts down

No timeline or expectation for league to resume play as COVID-19 outbreak continues to worsen; Winnipeg players test positive for disease Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

The Moose Jaw Warriors might not have had the ideal 2019-20 Western Hockey League season, but under no circumstances did they want to see it end like this. Teams throughout the Canadian Hockey League revealed on Sunday that exit meetings were being held and players sent home as concerns over the COVID-19 outbreak continued to develop and worsen. That included the Moose Jaw Warriors, who held their meetings on Saturday, and by Sunday morning had their roster making their way back to their hometowns across western Canada. Now, it’s just wait and see. And hope. “From our end, we’re obviously in full support of the decision by the Western Hockey League and Canadian Hockey League and we’re all trying to best understand the environment we’re in,” said Warriors general manager Alan Millar. “But we certainly know that the health and safety of our players, staff and community are the most important at this time. “Wins and losses don’t really have any meaning right now and we’ll continue to monitor our players at home and our staff and how we’re handling our business in the coming week.” The decision was made even more critical when it was

revealed Sunday afternoon that two players from the Winnipeg Ice had tested positive for COVID-19. The Warriors faced the Ice in Winnipeg on Saturday, Mar. 7, though no players have reported illness as of this writing. With concern for game-day staff surrounding many of the larger sports leagues in western Canada – leading to announcements like the Edmonton Oilers continuing to pay their staff through the NHL break, and players like the NBA’s Zion Williamson covering staff pay through their own salaries – the Warriors find themselves in a positive situation. Most of their staff are full-time, and with a wide variety of league events on the horizon, work will continue. “Whether we take the position that we’ll keep the office open or work from home, that’s something we’re discussing,” Millar said. “Our staff still has lots of work to do here, we have the U.S. Draft coming up and the Bantam Draft coming up, and I think there could be some things in terms of discussions and how those take place. Then from our business team, they have lots of planning and strategy ahead from a business and marketing perspective. The U.S. Draft will take place on Wednesday, Mar. 25, with the Warriors selecting 20th and 25th overall. The

Bantam Draft lottery is slated to take place later this month, followed by the Draft itself on May 7. “So we’ll continue to work and plan, it’s a real important off-season both off and on the ice for our franchise and there’s lots of work to do, so their will be no changes in our staffing at this time.” One thing is certain in the whole situation: the Canadian Hockey League was among the groups at the forefront of dealing with COVID-19, some Millar expects will continue going forward. “I think we have real good leadership in our league and across the Canadian Hockey League,” he said. “There’s lots of partners who have been working with their respective provincial, state and country health officials, from the National Hockey League to the CHL and working with Hockey Canada and USA Hockey and so forth. Seeing the quick reaction through all the leagues in a 24 hour period was absolutely the right decision to make for the health and safety for everyone involved. “Obviously the key thing is to limit this thing and that’s our focus at this time.” The Warriors – the youngest team in the Canadian Hockey League this season -- will finish the 2019-20 campaign with a 14-44-4-0 record, last in the East Division and second-last in the Eastern Conference.

Prairie Hockey Academy close out Elite 15 season with solid CSSHL championship showing

Cougars post 2-1 record in Consolation tournament in Penticton to close out campaign Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

The Prairie Hockey Academy Elite 15 Cougars were one of a handful of teams from across Canada who were able to end their season on a positive note this past week. The positive being that they were at least able to play their final games – and put together a winning record in the process. With Hockey Canada shutting down the season coast-to-coast on Friday due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Cougars were able to cap their campaign at the Canadian Sport School Hockey League Elite 15 consolation championships in Penticton, B.C. with a 2-1 record. The Cougars took a 3-2 victory over Pursuit of Excellence to go along with a 6-2

win over Okanagan Hockey Academy and 4-2 loss to OHA Edmonton in the three-game round-robin event. PHA had advanced to the tournament after posting a 13-21-2-0 record and finishing in 11th place in the 14-team Elite 15 league, missing the main championship tournament by only four points. Cougars 3, POE 2 Prairie Hockey Academy opened the event on Tuesday with a hard-fought one goal win, with McKale Paul scoring the game winner with 2:59 to play in the third period. Tate Schofer and Beau Helmeczi also scored for the Cougars, who found themselves in a scoreless draw through the

first and tied 1-1 through two. Bodee Weiss made 20 saves in the PHA goal, the Cougars had 36 shots on Pursuit. Cougars 6, Okanagan 2 A three-goal third period combined with an impressive 44-save showing from Dazza Mitchell paced PHA to their comfortable victory on Wednesday. Carter Wickenheiser, Zackery Somers and Jackson Allan all scored for PHA in the final frame, while McLaren Paulsen had their lone first period goal to go along with single markers from Schofer and Caden Drury in the second. PHA and Okanagan were tied 1-1 after the first, the Cougars led 3-1 through two.

The Cougars recorded 32 shots on the night and killed off six of seven Okanagan power plays. OHA Edmonton 4, Cougars 2 Things didn’t go as well for PHA the following morning, as they’d be unable to make a 1-0 first period lead stick, surrendering three goals in a seven-minute span of the second on their way to taking the loss. Wickenheiser had the lone goal of the first, while Dryden Jeannot scored their other marker in the second. Weiss did all he could to keep the Cougars in the game while facing 50 shots, while the Cougars had 27 on OHA Edmonton.

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Decade of dominance: Peacock wins 10th straight girls basketball championship Toilers emerge with 56-49 victory over Central in hard-fought final Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

In their decade-long reign atop the Moose Jaw high school girls basketball league, the Peacock Toilers have, for the most part, found themselves in a comfortable position as the final minutes ticked down in their championship-winning seasons. That wasn’t the case in 2020. No, the Central Cyclones did everything they could to stay in touch and push the Toilers as much as possible last Tuesday night at Sask Polytech – to the point they found themselves down only five with a minute remaining in the game. But you don’t win every league title from 2011 on without knowing how to close out games, and in the end, the Toilers were able to pick up a 56-49 victory in front of another loud and raucous city final crowd. “It feels really amazing, just to be back in this environment; I really missed it, just the energy and all the fans, it’s really amazing,” said Toilers senior Anna Maelde, who missed playing in the 2019 final after breaking her arm in an off-court accident. She appeared to making up for the lost time, putting down 25 points on the night, including three three pointers, to lead all scorers.

The Peacock Toilers celebrate their 10th straight Moose Jaw high school girls basketball league championship. “Our coaches put in a lot of effort and we put in a lot of effort to make our team successful and I think it takes all of us, as you can see. I just want to thank my coaches and all my teammates for such wonderful Grade 12 season.” Central was in the game right from the opening tip-off, trailing by six after the


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first heading into the dressing room with a 31-24 edge. The Toilers would lead by as much as 12 in the second half, but the Cyclones kept hanging around to set up the interesting finish. “That’s what you expect in the city final, that’s a part of this kind of game and that’s what it was,” said Coach Penny Maelde. “We knew it was going to be like that… at this point everyone is picking each other apart and coming up with a gameplan and they had a solid gameplan.” But in the end, experience, depth and a commitment to defence proved to be the difference. “They played great defence, they’re very fast, they’re a quick team and they rotate very well, but we had great leadership from our Grade 12s and they showed patience at the end,” Maelde said. Cyclones head coach Bryan Adams pointed to the Toilers’ timely shooting as a major factor in the win. “The difference in the game was they hit three threes with one second left on the shot clock, and good for them… lots of credit to the Peacock girls, they made the shots when they had to make the shots and that’s basketball,” Adams said. Seeing his charges come up with one of their best showings of the season in such

The Peacock Toilers and Central Cyclones battle for a rebound under the basket. an important game was a source of pride for the veteran coach – and a sign of good things for the future. “This is where we thought we’d be all year,” he said. “There’s not a lot of difference between the two teams and they do a really nice job on what they do. Some of our Grade 10s, they really showed up, we’ve done a lot of work in the last three years, we have a lot of good juniors and kids coming back, so we have high hopes.” The Toilers, meanwhile, will be looking for number 11 when things tip off next fall. “I think we have a really strong legacy at Peacock and everyone who comes onto this team, they look at that,” coach Maelde said. “Every Grade 12 that graduates, the Grade 12s that are coming up, that’s what they want for their team. I mean, wow, 10 years, I’m very, very proud.” Peacock Grade 12 guard Caitlyn Johnson scored nine points for the Toilers, Caitlin Miller added 12. Cyclones senior Alexa Watterson led Central with 15 points, Malea Kletzel scored 11. The remainder of the season remains up in the air due to the ongoing Saskatchewan Teacher’s Federation job action (see related story).

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Central’s Alexa Watterson attempts to put up a shot against Peacock defenders Caitlyn Johnson, Anna Maelde and Caitlin Miller.

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Mavericks fall to East Central in provincial final Game 1, remainder of season cancelled Moose Jaw takes 5-0 loss in highly anticipated match-up of regular season’s top two teams, Hockey Canada COVID-19 cancellation brings end to season Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

Facing their toughest opponent in one of the biggest games of the year, the Moose Jaw Mavericks came out and played one of their best periods of hockey this season. But in the end, it wasn’t enough to win the opening game of their Saskatchewan Female Hockey League Midget A provincial championship final against the East Central Fillies – and with Hockey Canada’s decision to cancel the season due to COVID-19 concerns, the 5-0 loss at Bert Hunt Arena on Thursday night was officially their final game of the 2019-20 campaign. There were no trophy or medal presentations after the final whistle, but there was a sense it was a one-game, winner-take-all event. And that drove the Mavericks to a driving start right out of the gate, leading head coach Mike Botterill to consider the first period one of their top showings all year. “That, and the first period he had down in Montana when we beat the Notre Dame AA team 4-0,” Botterill said. “This was comparable to that. I was really happy with the first period, we kind of broke the mold since we usually come out flat in the first, but they came out and worked hard.”

Moose Jaw’s Brooklyn Nimegeers just missed getting off a shot before being checked. East Central would escape with a 1-0 lead, though, and the unbeaten regular season champions would redouble their efforts in the second, scoring three times in a seven-minute span to build a 4-0 edge. They’d tack on another in the third while playing clamp-down defence, giving the Fillies their 5-0 victory. “I think we played two and a half periods of really good

hockey, and this is such a good hockey club that you can’t even let down for a couple of seconds or they’ll put the puck in the back of the net,” Botterill said. “But our girls battled hard, we had some sickness on the team – not the coronavirus, mind you – but some injuries and stuff like that. They stepped up and I’m really proud of the season the girls had.” Sydnee Christmann and Schay Camphaug split time in goal, with Camphaug stopping 15 shots and Christmann making 19 saves. The Mavericks had 24 shots on the Fillies’ Jensen Kelly. Kiana Leicht scored twice for East Central, Haley Lins, Kaylee Hoffmann and Lauren Hinz had single markers. Seeing things come to an abbreviated end was disappointing for the local crew, especially after the season they had put together – 14-2-0, followed by two-game sweeps in each of their earlier playoff series. “It is tough, it’s tough for these girls because I know they were looking forward to going back to Leroy and maybe evening up the series,” Botterill said. “They gave it all they had, we told them before the game that Hockey Canada has put an end to all of their events as of Friday, so we went out and did the best we could.”

AAA Warriors close out Contacts, but season officially cancelled Warriors win 5-3 in Game 3 to sweep semifinal series, Hockey Canada announces official complete cancellation of all sanctioned leagues as of Friday Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

When they left the ice last Thursday night after their 5-3 win over the Saskatoon Contacts, the Moose Jaw AAA Warriors were hoping for some sort of miracle. That something would happen that would allow them and their potential opponent in the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League finals to take the ice and cap off the single best campaign in team history. But the word was bad last Thursday afternoon. And on Friday, it was over. Hockey Canada announced the complete and total cancellation of all sanctioned league and national championships due to the COVID-19 outbreak, meaning that as of last night, the Moose Jaw AAA Warriors season came to an end. “We just got the e-mail and it looks like they’re shutting it down,” said Warriors head Coach Trevor Weisgerber. “It sucks, we’re having exit meetings here this afternoon and it’s all over.” There was naturally a sense of frustration over the decision, especially considering every major rink in Canada has artificial ice at this point, meaning games could be played deep into summer – and, of course, when you’re a team like the Warriors are, you’d be more than willing to do just that.

“That’s the thing, I don’t understand what the rush is,” Weisgerber said. “What if this is done in April or May, why can’t we finish it then? But they’re fully done as of today, every national event, no finals, nothing…It’s too bad for the season we had and just the group of guys we had. I feel bad the guys, just for where we’re at and how good we’re playing right now, we’re rolling, and it’s disappointing for us for sure.” But for now, it’s time to let real life take centre stage and do everything possible to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 – a situation the team completely respects. “100 per cent,” Weisgerber said. “That

would be the last thing we’d want, someone to get really sick and they’re hospitalized or even worse, and being part of that situation. At the end of the day you have to look out for your health, and obviously they know more than they do and they’re looking out for the best interest of these guys. “It’s just tough to swallow when you’ve had a season like we did.” As for the game itself, the Warriors left little to chance in Saskatoon. Ben Wourms-Rowe scored twice and Atley Calvert added another marker to give the visitors a 3-1 lead after the first, Ethan Peters made it 4-2 midway through the

third and Max Wanner tacked on a late insurance marker. Dylan Ernst had 41 stops in the Warriors net and the Tribe themselves had 44 shots on Saskatoon. “We obviously knew that could have been our last game, and we said to the guys ‘just put it all on the line and leave everything on the ice because this could be the last game’,” Weisgerber said. “We just played a heck of a game, we carried on how we played in the second and third in that game the other night at home. We just smothered them, it was a good team game and fun to watch.” The win gave the Warriors a sweep of the best-of-three semifinal series. The Regina Pat Canadians led the Tisdale Trojans 2-0 in the other semi and looked to close out their series on Sunday. That would have set up what would likely have been one of the more epic AAA finals in recent history. “It would have been fun and it would have been a great series, we battled every game this season against them, and who knows what happens down the road, maybe they’ll decide to declare a winner and we’d be totally up for it,” Weisgerber said.

Clippers fall in bronze semifinal at CCAA women’s volleyball nationals Briercrest College fall to hosts Garneau in semifinal, drop 3-2 decision to Red Deer in bronze medal game Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

The Briercrest College Clippers will be coming home from the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association women’s volleyball championships without a medal. The Clippers lost their final two games at the tournament in Quebec City, dropping a 3-0 (25-20, 26-24, 25-20) decision to the host CEGEP Garneau Elans on Friday night before falling 3-2 (24-26, 25-23, 21-25, 2514, 15-12) to the Red Deer Queens in the bronze medal semifinal Saturday morning. Against Garneau, Clippers might have endured their first sweep loss of the season, but the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference champion showed plenty of heart

in the process – as evidenced by the final set, where they at one point trailed 24-13 but reeled off seven straight points off the serve of Ashley Erickson before giving up the deciding point. Rebecca Garner led the Clippers with 17 kills and 11 digs, while Reece Harder recorded eiight kills, libero Kirsty Kindrachuk added 10 assists and 13 digs, setter Erickson finished with 35 assists. The bronze medal semi ended up being a rematch of the ACAC final from two weeks ago, and the scores were just as close as they were back then – only this time, it was Red Deer finding the three-point win in the final set.

With the game tied 12-12, a timely time-out would give Queens the momentum they needed, reeling off three straight points to close out the match. Garner and Faith Buhler each had 11 kills, while Garner also picked up 10 digs. Kindrachuk added 15 digs, Erickson 38 assists. Mikayla Benterud also had five service aces in the contest. Red Deer advanced to face London, Ont.’s Fanshawe College in the bronze medal final, while CEGEP Garneau is set to take on the Vancouver Island University Mariners for gold on Saturday evening.

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AUTOS Retired from farming. Like new sparkling white 2017 Dodge Laramie crew cab, with all long horn options, low mileage. 2006 Cougar 351 5th wheel trailer tandem axels, 2 slides, mint condition with A/C. Can be sold with truck or separately. 306-570-2714 AUTO PARTS For sale: Chev & GMC 1/2 ton Haynes auto repair manual 1988 to 1993 2WD & 4WD. Ph 306-972-9172 MOTORBIKES & SNOWMOBILES For sale: One 2006 snowbear trailer 4x8 ft. New take off sides. Wired with lights. Ph 306-972-9172 FARMS, SUPPLIES & LIVESTOCK John Deere 610 40’ air seeder with markers, model #777 160 bushel air tank. 306-570-2714 John Deere 4320 Tractor with loader, good tires, low hours. 306-570-2714 60’ Harrow cart with long tires. 306-570-2714 Massey Harris 850 combine with pick up & 24’ header. Comes with factor transport cart. Machine in field ready condition. 306-570-2714 Calf squeeze in new condition. 306-570-2714 Large cattle squeeze in good condition. 306-570-2714 24 foot livestock tri-axle trailer livestock cattle trailer good condition 2 partitions TRI-AXLE 306-570-2714 TOOLS & EQUIP-

MENT For sale: Tool box & tools. Ph 306-972-9172 For sale: Various sizes of used lumber. Ph 306-972-9172 FOR RENT Adults Only. Self-contained 2 bedroom apt available Mar 1st off street parking, private entrance with stove, fridge and microwave, all utilities included except power. Carpets in bedrooms, hallway and front room. Damage deposit of $790.00 required, rent $790.00 per month. No pets, smoking, or parties. More info call 306-693-3727 Self contained bachelor suite near South Hill shopping centre for rent. Rent $450 a month includes heat & power. Call 306692-8456 Presently have two one- bedroom suites for rent near store, park, library, bus stop and downtown. Rent is $600/ month with a $600 Damage Deposit. Parking available. Email at hjk51karner@hotmail. com or call 1-306-313-6219 to arrange for viewing. Self contained bachelor suite near South Hill shopping centre for rent. Rent $450 a month includes heat & power. Call 306692-8456 Presently have two one- bedroom suites for rent near store, park, library, bus stop and downtown. Rent is $600/ month with a $600 Damage Deposit. Parking available. Email at hjk51karner@hotmail. com or call 1-306-313-6219 to arrange for viewing.

MISCELLANEOUS For sale: Camping coolers & items. Ph 306-972-9172 For sale: 1 fold up table - 5ft by 30in. 1 spin mop & pail. 1 stand up steel ashtray with round black ashtry. Ph 306972-9172

For sale: Rowenta garment steamer. New condition. $50. Includes attachments and instruction book. Ph: 306-6928593. *steamer For sale: 2 greenhouses; 2’x2’x6’ 3 tier and 4’x6’x6’ 3 tier. Large rocking chair, good shape. 4’x6’ pool table slate top. Call 972-7174 HOUSEHOLD ITEMS

For sale: Cherry wood china cabinet. 2 piece. Top part 50” high, 54-1/2” wide. Bottom piece 32” high, 54-1/2” wide. Please call 306-692-0036 or

leave a message. Cell phone # 306-631-0347 For sale: Household items - tv stand & stacking stools, other small items, one small vacuum. Ph 306-972-9172 For sale: 1 single bed frame on casters. 1 set of king size sheets. Ph 306-972-9172 OFFICE FUNITURE & EQUIPMENT

Used office chairs starting at $20. Over 10 to choose from. 306 630 7506 Brothers fax machine with telephone - BO. 306-692-4592

2 - 30” deep x 82” high x 14’ long Shelving units, with extra shelves, in good condition. $200. each call or text 306 690 5903 1 - 4 drawer lateral file cabinet $100. call or text 306 690 5903 can deliver for $20. 1 - 5 drawer lateral file cabi-


net $120. call or text 306 690 5903 can deliver for $20. FARM PRODUCE BISON MEAT. 30 years experience. Moose Jaw delivery available. 306-475-2232 WANTED Guns Wanted, I’m a licensed gun buyer paying cash for guns, parts and ammunition, as well as from estates. Moose Jaw, Regina, and surrounding area. Call or text 306-6414447 Free pickup of your unwanted snowblowers, tillers, generators, ice augers, or any other yard and garden equipment, in Moose Jaw and area. Call or text 1-306-641-4447 I am looking for a lever or pump 22 rifle, and a smaller 22 bolt action rifle in either 22LR or Magnum. Call or text 1-306641-4447 Tractors. I pay cash for tractors up to 50 HP running or not, and 3 point hitch equipment. Call or text 1-306-641-4447 I am looking for a John Deere LA tractor or parts, in any condition, Call or text 306-6414447 Wanted a Stihl Chainsaw running or not. Call or text with model number to 306-6414447 Wanted to buy an Anvil for my shop. Call or text 306-641-

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SERVICES Will do general painting & contracting, interior & exterior. Free Estimates. 30 years experience. Ph 306-972-9172 Will fix & sell Lewis Cattle Oilers. Ph 306-972-9172 Junk to the dump in and around Moose Jaw- $40 and up 306-681-8749 COMMUNITY, EVENTS, MEETINGS & OCCASSIONS Sask. Senior Fitness 55+ Games will be held in Moose Jaw April 18 2020. Closing Date April 12, 2020. Entry Forms on Internet, under S. S.F.A. Registration Forms. Mail to box 865 Gull Lake Sk S0N1A0. For more info contact 672-3547 0r 773 2212.

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Favourites advance to quarter-finals in Original 16 Cash League Only two upsets as main draw of playoffs begins

It wouldn’t be the Original 16 Cash League playoffs if Joe Gunnis and his EMJ Marketing rink didn’t pull off a first-round upset. And sure enough, as the main draw of the playoffs wrapped up the opening round last Wednesday night at the Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre, there Gunnis and crew were, once again off to the quarter-finals after knocking off their higher-ranked opponent. EMJ – who finished the season with a 6-11 record – would score one in an extra end to take an 8-7 victory over Murray Stroeder’s Tax Team foursome, who entered the playoffs as one of the pre-tournament favourites after a 13-4, fourth-place regular season. Stroeder looked to have things in hand in the early going, putting up four in the second end to take a 4-1 edge. Single points the next two ends would get Gunnis back into it, though, and after Stroeder scored one in the fifth, the underdogs would put up a four-spot of their own to go up 7-5. Stroeder wouldn’t go quietly, though, scoring one in seven and stealing in eight to tie the game, setting up Gunnis for the extra end win. They’ll face John’s Music (Ryan Wenarchuk, 12-5) in

Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express the second round, after Wenarchuk’s 7-2 win over Easy Care Living (Lorraine Arguin, 7-10). Wenarchuk scored three in the second and two in the fourth to build a 5-2 lead, tacking on two more in the sixth for the five-point win. Seaborn Agencies (Joel Jordison, 14-3) endured a close call of their own against Kelsey Noyes (3-14) and her junior girls foursome, taking a 7-5 win. Jordison found himself nursing a 4-3 lead through five ends before scoring one in six and stealing two in seven to go ahead 7-3. Noyes would make things interesting in the final end, but would settle for two and the narrow loss. BTN Chartered Accountants (Danielle Sicinski, 14-3) didn’t have quite as much difficulty against Barb Wallace (4-13), scoring two in the second, stealing three in each of the third and fourth to go along with single markers the next two ends for a 10-1 win. Matt Froehlich (9-8) pulled off a mild upset over ProTec Electric (Stan Barnsley, 10-7), prevailing in a backand-forth contest that saw the two teams tied 3-3 through five ends. Barnsley would take the lead with a single in the sixth, but Froehlich would get that back the next end

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and then steal one in eight for the 5-4 win. KMS (Ben Gamble, 14-3) found things to be a little more interesting than they’d like in the early going against Ackerman Ag (Patrick Ackerman, 4-13) as they trailed 3-1 through four ends. A five-spot in the fifth would give them control, though, and a steal of three in the next frame would give them a 9-3 win. Forged 365 (Donna Ackerman, 10-7) also avoided an upset against Paws N Play (David Gray, 8-9), seeing a 6-4 lead through six turn into a 6-6 draw after Gray stole one in eight to tie the game. Ackerman would play a perfect extra end, though, scoring two for the 8-6 win. The other first round match didn’t last long. Kal Tire (Bob Desjarlais, 12-5) put up a three spot in the first end against Walchuk Masonary (Ralph Courtnage, 7-10) and after holding Courtnage to one in the second, scored five to bring things to an early end with an 8-1 win. Other quarter-final match-ups on Wednesday, Mar. 18 will feature BTN Accountants facing Froehlich, KMS vs. Kal Tire and Forged 365 against Seaborn Agencies. All games are at the Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre.

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St. Andrew’s United Church

Housing sales declined in February compared to one year ago Moose Jaw Express staff

Celebrating Inclusion For All

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

Music Director: Karen Purdy • Choir Director: Jenna Nash

Lent IV Sunday, March 22th, 2020; 10:30 am Worship Service & Sunday School

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St. Barnabas

Traditional Anglican Parish Now worshipping at

27 Hochelaga St. W., Moose Jaw

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

All Are Welcome!

TRINITY UNITED CHURCH 277 Iroquois St W Moose Jaw, SK Next Service: March 22, 10:30am Rev. Ron Cairns

Home sales in Moose Jaw declined this past February compared to February 2019, but the dollar volume of those sales increased slightly, data from the Saskatchewan Realtors Association (SRA) shows. There were 25 homes sold in the community in February, compared to 28 sold during the same time in 2019, the SRA report indicated. The number of new listings also declined slightly, to 61 this past February from 66 the year before. During the first two months of this year, 49 homes were sold compared to 50 during the same time period last year. New listings to-date actually increased by a decent margin, to 138 from 120 during the same two-month period last year. Despite a decrease in sales, dollar volume was up 1.4 per cent in February to nearly $5.9 million from $5.7 million last February. The average price of a home in Moose Jaw was $235,419, which was an increase from $203,259 from February 2019; the average number of days a home spent on the market last month was 83.2, compared to 111.7 days last February. Overall, the total dollar volume of houses sold this past February was $10.8 million, which was a slightly increase from $10.6 million last February.

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Building permit values fell $2.27 million during the first two months of the year. City hall issued $1.529 million in permits compared with $3.8 million last year in the same time frame. Values of $760,000 during February were less than half the $1.6 million in 2019. No new single family houses were started in February, compared with four worth $1.45 million last year. Year to date two single family house permits worth $571,000 have been issued. Last year, 10 worth $3.58 million had been issued. Major permits during February included $200,000 for a retail complex at 710B Main Street North, and $561,000 for alterations at Sask Polytech. One demolition permit was granted.

ANAVETS holding musical bingo night in Moose Jaw Larissa Kurz

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The local ANAVETS chapter is hosting an evening of bingo, with a twist — instead of calling numbers, participants will have to identify what song is playing and mark it off on their bingo card. The ANAVETS previously hosted a rock ‘n roll version of the musical bingo, and have brought it back with a playlist of popular pop hits this time around. The songs will be easily recognizable hits, including tracks such as “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” by Pat Benatar, “Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison, and “Summer of ‘69” by Bryan Adams, among others. The cost of the event is $5, and bingo dabbers will be provided for those who need one. The ANAVETS welcome everyone to join them on Mar. 20 at 7 p.m., at 279 High St. W. to enjoy an evening of musical bingo.

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Friends, it is time for war. It is time for war on fear. Fear has raised its ugly head all over the world, through mass media paranoia. Sadly, it is far-reaching around the globe and also right here at home. Let’s get something straight right off the top. Fear is not an emotion. Fear is a spirit. “For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:12) There is an unseen world but just because we can’t see it, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. It reminds me of a little child who plays hide and seek and covers their eyes thinking they are hidden. They think because they can’t see themselves, they are invisible. In the same way, just because we don’t see something doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. I know fear when it comes. Some of the signs of fear are: shortness of breath, worry, sweating, rapid heartbeat, dry mouth, vomiting, shaking or an unsettled stomach. What about the atmosphere around you? Does it feel like a dark cloud is moving in, or confusion and panic sets in making you inoperative against those feelings? Are you aware of the change in the atmosphere that happens when fear walks in the room? The enemy only needs to whisper one suggestion to plant that seed of fear: the fear of lack, rejection, the unknown, failing health, falling, the dark, crowded rooms, lack of protection, the list is endless. Each time we give that fear any thought, it begins to build a stronghold in our mind. Soon it torments us. Religious tradition says that fear is an emotion. It says ‘get over it, manage it, deal with it.’ But the good news is that “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7) This has become one of our main verses that our family uses to fight the war against fear. The Word of God also assures us of that we are fully loved by our Abba Father (another word for Father God). His love is unconditional; that means there are no conditions that we have to meet to receive His unending love. He has provided a safe place in Him. Anytime you may be feeling any type of fear coming at you, be assured of this love... He has offered us the Spirit of adoption. “For ye have not received the spirit of slavery again to fear. But you have received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry, “Abba, Father” (Romans 8:15). Faith comes from truth. If you don’t find out the truth, you won’t have faith. Meditate on His Word to build up your faith muscles to take on this enemy of fear. Psalm 91 holds the key of staying out of fear. It is a great prayer to pray aloud and a great scripture to hide in our heart. Listening to worship songs will help to change the atmosphere. Find a friend to pray; speaking life and truth into your circumstances. Meditate on Jesus... sitting on His knee, giving Him your fears in exchange for His love and peace. Allow His peace and promises to permeate your heart. “Whatever card the enemy plays, God will have the trump card to take the hand. Don’t bow to fear; crush it instead. Courage is your friend. Jesus is your King.” (Johnny Enlow) Let’s not bow to fear, let’s win this war! 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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McNALLY, EDGAR April 24th, 1930 – March 10th, 2020 It is with sadness we announce the passing of Ed McNally of Moose Jaw, SK on Tuesday, March 10th, 2020, a month short of his 90th birthday. Ed was raised in the Pasqua district and spent his working years in Moose Jaw, over 40 of those with John Deere. Throughout his lifetime he was active in his community, a member of St. Joseph’s Parish, a life member of the Knights of Columbus, a volunteer at the Sukanen Museum, active in the Square Dance community, and involved with numerous other volunteer groups. In retirement, he returned to curling in the winter and took up golf in the summer. This continued up to the very end, even with his oxygen tank. He was blessed with the gift of gab and enjoyed socializing with whoever was in the vicinity. He had an unending curiosity to learn something new and was constantly intrigued by his grandchildren’s endeavors. His journey in the medical field began with a diagnosis of cancer at the age of 17, forcing him to quit school and spend a year in recovery. Multiple medical challenges followed over the years but they never lessened his zest for life. He will be greeted in heaven by his parents, Cecilia and Allan McNally; all of his siblings: Rose, Jean, Ben and Raymond; son-in-law, Rob Exner; as well as Ann’s parents, Henry and Agnes Olson; and three of Ann’s siblings: Brian, Lynn and Ina Dell. Ed is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ann; daughters, Tracy Exner and Shari Huber (Warren), all from Regina, SK; son, Pat from Lake Louise, AB; and his grandchildren: Tegan (Justin), Tyson (Anna), Matthew (Chloe), Eden and Payton, who were his pride and joy. The Funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday, March 14th, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, 1064 3rd Ave NW, Moose Jaw, SK. Deacon Lamont Dyck officiated and interment has taken place at Rosedale Cemetery. A Prayer Service was held on Friday, March 13th, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ed’s name may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 1910 McIntyre St, Regina, SK S4P 2R3 or a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Gary McDowell, Funeral Director 306-693-4550 www.

In Loving Memory of

Mason Evan Clewis Beloved Son, Brother, Grandson, Nephew, Cousin & Friend Sept 14, 2000-March 16, 2011

Rae McIver’s spirit went to be with her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, on Friday March 6th, 2020. She was born on a farm near Gladstone, MB on February 17th, 1932. She taught school in Manitoba and Saskatchewan for several years, married Gordon McIver in 1957, and they raised their family in Moose Jaw, SK. Rae was very involved with her church, teaching Sunday School, working with children at camp, and leading Bible studies while her children were growing up. For a time she was quite involved with Christian Women’s Club. This was followed in the nineties by her involvement in politics. She was predeceased by her father, Bruce McColl; and her mother, Mathilda. Rae is survived by her husband, Gordon; son, Bruce (Dawna) of Richmond, BC; son, Stuart (Liliana) of Weston, FL; daughter, Lee of Vancouver, BC; grandchildren: Dylan and Sydney, Dini and Jesse, and Tyrone, Tyrell, and Tyson; sisterin-law, Muriel of Houston, TX; nephews: Gordon (Cathy) of Pagosa Springs, CO, Bradley (Annelie) of Houston, TX, and Anne (Greg) of Houston, TX; and cousin, Gerry (Barb) of Portage La Prairie, MB. The family is grateful for the loving care Rae received at Providence Place and Pioneers Lodge of Moose Jaw. The Funeral Service was held on Thursday, March 12th, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home with Pastor Roger Foust officiating. Interment has taken place at Rosedale Cemetery at 1:15 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Rae’s memory may be made to The Gideons, PO Box 3619, Guelph, ON N1H 7A2 or Compassion Canada, 985 Adelaide St. S, London, ON N6E 4A3. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Gary McDowell, Funeral Director 306-693-4550 www.



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Government of Saskatchewan announces school closures

Schools throughout province to shut down on Mar. 20, remainder of week to be used for closing procedures Moose Jaw Express Staff

Days after Alberta and Manitoba announced similar measures due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Saskatchewan announced Monday morning that all classes in Saskatchewan pre K-12 schools will be suspended indefinitely, effective Mar. 20. For the period of Mar. 16 to Mar. 19, pre K-12 classes will wind down. This means that parents who are able to keep children home should do so immediately, with no absence or grade impacts. Parents with limited childcare options have a window to plan for class suspensions. On Sunday, Mar. 15, the Chief Medical Health Officer indicated that school closures would be based on a number of factors including: • Evidence of sustained transmission within the community; • Rapid increase of local cases; and • Transmission without a known link to travel or confirmed cases. There continues to be no evidence that any of the above three criteria have been met. Children remaining in schools between Mar. 16 and Mar. 19 face a low risk of exposure to COVID-19. A preventative approach of proactive school closures beginning Mar. 20 means reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Every student will receive a final grade based on their current grade, and students will progress to their next grade level next year. Every student who is eligible to graduate from Grade 12 this year will graduate. The Ministry of Education and School Divisions will work with Saskatchewan Post-Secondary Institutions to adapt entry requirements for programs commencing in the next academic year. Teachers and staff can work from home or in schools as scheduled during the class cancellations. For the rest of the scheduled school year, the Ministry of Education will work with school divisions and Saskatchewan teachers to implement a supplemental curriculum program through distance and alternative learning methods. While this supplemental curriculum will have no impact on final grades, it will ensure that students seeking to continue learning will have the resources necessary to do so. These measures apply to daycares that are co-located with schools, but do not apply to licensed daycare facilities outside of schools. Further measures regarding licensed daycare facilities are being considered and will be implemented at a later date. Officials are currently examining options to provide childcare services for individuals that are providing essential services during the COVID-19 response. COVID-19 Information * If you have recently travelled internationally and are experiencing respiratory or flu-like symptoms, please call HealthLine 811. * For the latest advice to the public and information on prevention measures being taken, visit

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COVID-19: What’s cancelled and closed in Moose Jaw Larissa Kurz

The following is a list of groups, businesses, and organizations that have been closed or cancelled upcoming events due to concerns about COVID-19 as of Mar. 15. This list will be kept updated on our website, If you would like your notice added to this list, contact us at For information about the status of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan, or for more information on symptoms and preventative measures, check coronavirus. Organizations: - The Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery remains open but has closed its Discovery Room due to its hands-on nature. - Moose Jaw Special Olympics has cancelled all programming until May 1, including bowling, floor hockey, curling, bocce ball, and the Active Start and FUNdamentals youth programming. The board meeting will also be rescheduled for May 7. - Saskatchewan Polytechnic classes will continue as scheduled but the institution has cancelled or postponed all campus events that are non-essential or directly related to academic programs.

- The University of Regina has suspended all classes, including on-campus and online courses, from Mar. 16-19 and will be providing instruction from a distance for the remainder of the semester. A decision about how final exams will be conducted is yet to be made. - The Western Hockey League has suspended the remainder of the 2019-20 season indefinitely. - The Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League has been cancelled. - The Moose Jaw Genealogical Society has cancelled their monthly meetings at the Moose Jaw Public Library until further notice. - Joe’s Place Youth Centre has closed its weekend drop-in program on Mar. 13, but remains open during the week. - Moose Jaw Pride has cancelled its scheduled events for Gender Diversity and Awareness Week on Mar. 22-28, to be re-scheduled at a later date. Events: - The Moose Jaw Skating Club has postponed its annual Ice Show from Mar. 15 to a later, undetermined date. - Motherhood Rising workshop on Mar. 15 has been postponed to a later, undetermined date. - The Moose Jaw Francophone Association has cancelled their annual Tintam-

arre gathering on Mar. 17. - The Louisiana Hayride Show at the Cultural Centre on Mar. 18 will be rescheduled, date undecided. - Sukanen Ship & Museum has cancelled the Antiques and Collectibles Show on Mar. 20-21. - Christien Tassan et les Impostuers at the Cultural Centre on Mar. 21 will be rescheduled, date undecided. - Dance Images by BJ is reviewing their upcoming Dance for Hunger fundraiser on Mar. 22, with a decision to be announced soon. - The upcoming Coffee Club at the Western Development Museum on Mar. 25 has been cancelled. - Always ABBA at the Cultural Centre on Mar. 27 will continue as planned but will be limited to 250 people in attendance. - The TLC Art & Craft Fair on Mar. 2728 has been cancelled. - Wrestling Canada has postponed the Junior and Senior Championships on Mar. 27-29 and the U17 and U19 Canadian Championships on Mar. 3-5. - The Thunder Creek Model Train Show at the Western Development Museum on Mar. 28-29 has been postponed until a later date. - PIGS: Canada’s Pink Floyd Tribute at the Cultural Centre on Apr. 2 will be re-

scheduled, date undecided. - Yesterday Once More at the Cultural Centre on Apr. 3 has been rescheduled to Oct. 9, and all tickets will be honoured for the later date. - Artist Laura Hamilton will be changing her annual spring home studio tour on Apr. 5 to an online show and sale through her website from Apr. 3-5. - The Saskatchewan Country Music Awards in Regina on Apr. 17-19 will no longer take place due to the ban on gatherings over 250, and the SCMA is considering an alternative option that will be announced on Apr. 5. - Conversation & Coffee: How to Run for Local Leadership at the Hive on Apr. 19 has been postponed until a later date. - The What Women Want trade show on Apr. 24-25 has been cancelled. Businesses: - The Cultural Centre will be limiting any public gatherings at their venue to 250 people, until further notice. - Mosaic Place has announced that they will not be hosting any public gatherings of more than 250 people beginning on Mar. 16, following the province’s directive. - The Gift Shop and the Canteen Cart at the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital will be closed until further notice.


Please note that coming events are placed where space is available and that priority is given to local non-profit groups and organizations. GOOD FOOD BOX – Hunger in Moose Jaw, contact Kathleen Dempkey 306.693.0754: Now accept debit and credit card payments. Money due 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 Common Ground Grief Support for Bereaved Spouses Next Session: March 4 - April 1,; Wednesday Mornings: 10-11:30am HOSTED AT PARKVIEW LOCATION, 474 Hochelaga St. W. Please register by calling the Office at 306-693-4644. BEREAVED PARENTS Grief Support Group for Parents who have experienced the death of a Child Next Meeting: Wednesday, Mar. 18; 7:30pm to 9:00pm at Parkview Reception Centre, 474 Hochelaga St. W. (Please use east door off of east parking lot). Everyone is Welcome. NAFR BRANCH 23(NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FEDERAL RETIREES – FORMERLY FSNA) Annual General Meeting will be held on March 18 (Wed) at T. Eaton Centre. Turkey Supper starts at 6 pm with meeting following. Tickets for supper are $10pp. Last date to buy tickets March 16 (Mon). No tickets sold at the door. NAFR membership is open to all retired Federal workers and their spouses. Call President Barry 306-692-7978 for info. DAILY LENTEN PRAYER AT HOLY TRINITY ORTHODOX CHURCH: Mon., Wed. and Fri., 6:30 to 8 a.m.; Tues. and Thurs., 8:30 to 10 a.m. The church will be open at these times for personal prayer, until April 10. Anyone wishing to pray is welcome, Orthodox or nonOrthodox. Address: 725 9 Ave. SW. More information: 306692-7582 DEATH CAFÉ PROGRAM will take place on Thursday, March 19, from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Public Library. Come discuss the taboo and difficult subject of death in an informal relaxed setting at the Moose Jaw Public Library. Admission is free. Everyone is welcome. THE MOOSE JAW ART GUILD will meet Thursday, March 19, 6:30pm, at the Canadian Legion Hall, 268 High St. W. A feature of the meeting will be “How to Hang an Exhibition “, by David Stymeist. Guests are welcome. Call 306-693-5705 for information. PRAIRIE HEARTS QUILT GUILD will be held on March the 19th at 7:00 pm meeting at the Masonic Temple, Main Street North, Moose Jaw. Do you have a stash overload? Is your stash out of control? There will be opportunity to sell some of your stash items at our mini sale. Bring your UFO challenge articles, and the show and share theme this week is 3D quilts. There will also be coffee time to follow. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LUNCHEON/ PRESENTATION of the 2020/2021 Budget with Honourable Donna Harpauer on March 19th at the

Heritage Inn from 11:45am-1pm. Cost $30pp. Pre-register with the Chamber of Commerce online @ www.mjchamber. com or call 306.692.6414. 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. FESTIVAL OF WORDS – LITCON 2020 – a day of workshops, slush pile readings, pitch sessions with a publisher and a hot lunch – will take place on March 21st at the Cultural Centre. Register at WWW. FESTIVALOFWORDS.COM/LITCON. For further inquiries contact 306.691.0557. A CANADIAN FIREARMS SAFETY COURSE will be held in Moose Jaw on Saturday, March 21st. This is a one day course for the Possession and Acquisition License (PAL) for non-restricted firearms (hunting rifles and shotguns). A restricted firearms license course (RPAL, handguns and restricted long guns) will be held on Sunday Mar. 22nd. At the end of the day you will complete a written and a practical test and upon successful completion you will receive the paperwork to apply for your PAL or RPAL. The courses are at the South Saskatchewan Wildlife Assoc range (276 Home St East, Moose Jaw) and the cost of each is $125. For more information contact Nolan at (306) 313-7715 or G 4 Grandmothers Meeting will be held on March 23 (Mon) at St Aidan , 124 1st Ave. N.E. at 1:30 pm. Brief meeting then planning for upcoming Fabric, Yarn & More sale May 9,2020. Money we raise helps AIDS orphans in Africa. www. . If you have items to donate call 306-691-0386 for pick up in Moose Jaw. For more info call 306-693-3848 or 306-4496. New members welcome and volunteers appreciated. THE MOOSE JAW BRANCH OF SASKATCHEWAN GENEOLOGICAL SOCIETY HAS BEEN CANCELLED that was scheduled to meet on Tuesday, March 24th at 7pm. THE MOOSE JAW STAMP CLUB will have the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada circuit books on Wednesday, March 25, at 7:00 pm at the Lindale School library, 1322 11th Ave NW (north entrance).These books contain stamps for sale from Canada and around the world. Non-members are also welcome. Admission is $2.00. For more information call 306-693-5705. MUSICAL SWING CONCERT VII featuring a variety of performers from 15 Wing and the Moose Jaw and area community will take place Sunday, March 29 beginning at 1 p.m. at Timothy Eaton Gardens, 510 Main Street

North. The $7 admission fee includes coffee and snacks. The concert is sponsored by 15 Wing Fellowship. THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, FATHER GILPIN COUNCIL #9760 EASTER HAM & TURKEY BINGO HAS BEEN CANCELLED on Sunday March 29, 2020, at Church of Our Lady Community Centre. Doors open at 6:00 P.M. games start at 7:00 P.M. There will be a lunch counter. The whole family is welcome. SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE Grief Support Group for those who have experienced the death of a Loved One by Suicide ext Meeting: Wed. Mar. 25; 7:30pm to 9:00pm at Parkview Reception Centre 474 Hochelaga St. W. (Please use east door off of east parking lot). Everyone is Welcome. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 1ST ANNUAL MOOSE JAW FAMILY HOME SHOW will be held on April 3rd & 4th with a focus on more value to the consumer. There will be a stage filled with entertainment, fashion shows and information sessions throughout the event. STANDARD SINGLE BOOTH (8’ deep x 10’ wide) RENTAL FEE: $395.00 (power included) Includes: 1 ~ 8’ table and 2 chairs. Applications and full-payment will secure a spot into the show. No application will be confirmed until full payment is received. Cheques are payable to MJ Chamber of Commerce. Credit cards payments - Call 306.692.6414 . E Transfer payments - Send to . Completed applications forms and payments can be also be dropped off or mailed to Moose Jaw Family Home Show 2020, 88 Saskatchewan St. E., Moose Jaw, Sk., S6H 0V4 SOUP AND SANDWICH LUNCHEON (including dessert and beverage) sponsored by Mizpah Chapter #1 Order of the Eastern Stars will be held at the Masonic Temple on Monday, April 6th from 11:30am – 1:30pm. Cost $10pp. Tickets call Cheryle 306.693.4139/ Lynann 306.694.4121/Dianne 306.691.0356/Cathy 306.240.9950. DAILY LENTEN PRAYER AT HOLY TRINITY ORTHODOX CHURCH: Mon., Wed. and Fri., 6:30 to 8 a.m.; Tues. and Thurs., 8:30 to 10 a.m. The church will be open at these times for personal prayer, from March 2 to April 10. Anyone wishing to pray is welcome, Orthodox or non-Orthodox. Address: 725 9 Ave. SW. More information: 306-692-7582. FIRST WEEK OF GREAT LENT, MARCH 2 to 7, at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church. Services held every night at 7 p.m. Address: 725 9 Ave. SW. See website for more or phone 306-692-7582. EASTER MAUDY THURSDAY COFFEE PARTY at St. Andrew’s United Church in Lounge and Court, 60 Athabasca St. E, will be held on Thursday, April 9th from10am to noon. Cost by donation; serving coffee/tea and homemade hot cross buns.

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$289,900 Newer siding, triple pane windows, shingles, Double Garage is insulated & heated! Upstairs you will find 3 bedrooms, bathroom with double sinks, spacious family room, eat in kitchen with breakfast nook as well as a formal dining basement has a massive family/games room, new bathroom, roughed-in wetbar, newer furnace updated central air, u/g sprinklers in front yard!

$179,900 2+1 Bedroom Home with 2 and a Half Baths, Kitchen Area with separate Dining Rm. Spacious Foyer / Entry, Ample sized Living Rm with Decorative Fireplace. Upper Level features 2 bedrooms, good sized Master Bedroom and 3 piece Bath. Addition on Main Floor, back Family Rm Area with Gas Fireplace and Full 4 piece bath, backyard is zero scape,deck off back patio doors, Metal roofing, addition is Asphalt Shingles.

$429,900 New kitchen with newer appliances, large dining area, L shape family room with gas fireplace, 2pc bath, office and direct access to the attached garage, covered deck, back yard professionally landscaped upstairs large master bedroom with 4 pc en suite with heated floors, a large walk in closet with laundry facilities 3 additional bedrooms and a den 4 pc bath and a 3 pc bath with heated floors Downstairs furnace, hot water heater and 200 amp panel are all new!


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720 sq ft home needs some finishing TLC a great first time home buyers house or perhaps a rental for additional income.... Seller has completed a percentage of the renos, good majority of Drywalling is completed, Shingles are newer, some PVC windows have been replaced, some electrical re-wiring throughout has been installed, Mid Eff Furnace and Water Heater has never been filled or used, 50 x 125 ft lot, plenty of space to build your own garage.

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