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Rockefeller tree lights up the hospital thanks to Murray GM donation Matthew Gourlie

No one wants to be in the hospital over the holiday season but the presence of the giant Rockefeller Christmas tree, donated by Murray GM, will lift the spirits of anyone visiting the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Hospital during this time of year. Wednesday, December 2nd, 2,900 LED lights were officially turned on to light-up the giant Christmas tree in the hospital lobby. “It really symbolizes, to a lot of people, hope and the spirit of the holiday season -- which is really giving,” said Kelly McElree, executive director of the Moose Jaw Health Foundation. “For many patients and their families, they’re going through some really difficult times; it’s a wonderful feeling -- especially when the kids come in. You see them walking by and they look up and it’s 18 feet tall and they’ve never seen anything like it, especially in Moose Jaw. They’ve never seen anything quite like this tree and those bright smiles -- to see that on children when they walk in -- it’s really delightful.” This is the fourth year in a row that Murray GM was the winning bidder for the naming rights for the “Light Up the Holidays Tree” at the Festival of Trees. Murray GM bid $18,500 for the rights and will have the name of their business displayed in the lobby of the hospital throughout the holiday season. “We’re blessed to have the hospital -- not just for Moose Jaw, but for all of the residents in southern Saskatchewan. When you come to this facility, it’s first-class. It’s so fresh and new and exciting,” said Charles Vanden Broek, owner and general manager of Murray GM. “For us at the dealership, it’s a chance for us to give back. These facilities are always in need of equipment and this allows us to do our small part to help facilitate some of that. It means a lot to us.” The Rockefeller tree is modelled after its famous namesake at Rockefeller Center in New York City. In addition to standing 18 feet high, it is also eight feet wide at its base and has 8,000 branches. While hospitals can feel cold and antiseptic, having the huge tree prominently displayed adds a little warmth for employees and visitors alike. “A lot of employees have donated ornaments to us. So, there’s a little bit of Moose Jaw on every branch of this tree,” McElree said. “There’s so much on the tree, so people look at it through the day and they notice something different. They notice the owl in the tree or the little puppy or a special ornament that they donated. For the people who put in the long, long hours -- or they had a challenge with a patient -- it brightens their day. “The tree means so many different things to many different people. A lot of families come in throughout the holidays to look at the tree. That’s the spirit behind the tree: to give people hope and make them feel a bit of Christmas throughout the holidays.” The Moose Jaw Health Foundation held its 27th annual Festival of Trees fundraiser in November and have raised more than $4.1 million for equipment at the local hospital throughout the 27 years.

Kelly McElree, executive director of the Moose Jaw Health Foundation, left, Charles Vanden Broek, owner and general manager of Murray GM and James Murdock, chairman of the Moose Jaw Health Foundation stand in front of the Rockefeller tree at the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Hospital following the official lighting ceremony. Matthew Gourlie photograph This year’s event raised more than $120,000. The proceeds from the Rockefeller tree will go towards the Foundation’s diagnostic imaging campaign to purchase a new digital C-Arm imaging unit that will be used for orthopedic surgery. “We’re really, really thankful for Charles and Murray GM for sponsoring this each and every year. It means a tremendous amount to the foundation and we’re very, very thankful for it,” McElree said.

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The Fall Legislative Session came to a close this past week. Important legislation was moved forward in standing up for Saskatchewan people. One of the most notable bills which was introduced – and later passed – during the fall session is the Management and Reduction of Greenhouse Gases Amendment Act. This is based on the Prairie Resilience policy of our government, designed to work with industry sectors to reduce carbon emissions without devastating the economy. It is a meaningful policy to reduce emissions without imposing a tax that will reduce jobs in Saskatchewan while doing nothing to reduce global emissions. Prairie Resilience is not only designed to curb greenhouse gas emissions but also to prepare for changing climate conditions, and protect people and communities through resilience and readiness. Interpersonal and sexual violence is a tragedy that is unacceptable and should never happen. The Government of Saskatchewan is focused on reducing and preventing domestic violence through ongoing collaboration with provincial partners and other ministries. An important step was becoming the first province in Canada to introduce legislation that allows police to release information about someone’s violent or abusive past to intimate partners who may be at risk. The Interpersonal Violence Disclosure Protocol (Clare’s Law) Act will provide greater protection for individuals at risk of intimate partner violence.

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Major life events have a big impact on families, whether joyous like the birth a new child, or difficult like caring for an ill loved one or being affected by interpersonal violence. An amendment to The Saskatchewan Employment Act will make changes to some job-protected leaves to make these circumstances more manageable for individuals and families. Parental leave will expand from 37 weeks to 63 weeks and both adoption and maternity leave will expand to 19 weeks. New critically ill adult leave will offer 17 weeks for workers to care for critically ill adult family members. Additionally, the 10 days of interpersonal violence leave will be expanded to include survivors of all forms of sexual violence. The time can be used to seek medical or legal help, access support services, or to relocate to a safe space. Proposed legislation will make amendments to The Trespass to Property Act, The Snowmobile Act, and The Wildlife Act, 1998, to better balance the rights of rural land owners and members of the public. The results of an online questionnaire indicated that 65 per cent of respondents were in favour of requiring those who wish to access rural land to gain prior permission beforehand. The legislation provides legal protection to land owners and occupiers against property damage and the risk of agricultural diseases, and limits any liability that may arise from a trespasser’s presence on their property. The Legislative Session makes for full and long days, leaving Moose Jaw before 7:30 a.m. most days. When scheduled for the late sitting until 10:30 p.m., arriving home is after 11:00 p.m. The work, however, is rewarding as I am involved in seeing important legislation move forward to better the lives of the people of Saskatchewan. Now that the fall session has concluded, I welcome the weeks ahead spending time in the constituency. I enjoy the part of being your MLA when I can interact with you. Please feel free to call the office or stop in. We are located at 326-B High St. W. and can be reached by phone at 306-692-8884.


November 22, 2018 I was pleased to see the petition by Jody Chell wanting Brian Swanson to resign his position from City Council and call it a day. It was received and filed after Mayor Tolmie spoke and gave some fancy words and Swanson is still on City Council. Many people voted for Swanson because he was forever throwing a “monkey wrench� to stir things up on the dockets and serving his own needs in the economy of Moose Jaw and people all knew it, too. For ten years he and other council people voted to keep the tax base the same so that his father and himself who own properties, as other like-minded people did to make money down the road.



Swanson has sat on City Council for years and lost a number of votes in the last election, and I’m pleased for the petition which Jody Chell presented to City Council. I know for a fact, his days are numbered and his hand won’t be able to raise against any money matters for important stuff anymore. Period. Elizabeth DuSomme

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Success of federal fund to subsidize news media undetermined

The federal Liberal government has decided to help (bail out?) news media with a $595 million fund spread out over five years. The fund recognizes the vital role news media plays, informing residents and allowing voters to keep by Ron Walter government and powerful figures accountable. Since 1787, the news media, described as the fourth estate after clergy, nobility and commoners, has been recognized for its influence on society. That influence waned mightily in the last 20 years as online giants such as Google and Facebook captured a major share of the advertising that keeps traditional news media prosperous. The plan is to set up an independent panel of journalists and news media to determine who qualifies for support. The central idea is to support labour costs of producing original news content. Two associated moves offer a 15 per cent tax credit to people who subscribe to online news media. And media will be allowed to offer tax receipts for charitable donations.

Right out of the starting gate, skeptical Conservatives criticized the Liberals for trying to buy the media just before an election with this media fund. If the government-funded CBC is an example, government support for that outlet has only bought successive governments grief as foolishness has been exposed. The NDP critics asked why most government advertising is placed with Google and Facebook if traditional media are so important? That is a good question. Advertisers place ads where they feel they best reach the audience they want. Few millennials read traditional newspapers, thus the popularity of Google and Facebook. Local news outlets like The Moose Jaw Express keep operating because advertisers find them useful in distributing their messages and because they offer local residents a news package they want to read. The Liberal media fund created controversy within the media. Many executives salivate at the notion of assistance. Most journalists shudder at the perception their owners may be in the government’s pocket. Total independence from government is preferable. The $595 million — or $99 million a year – spread out across Canada over hundreds of outlets won’t buy much of anything. The tax credit for online subscriptions could be a big boost. Newspapers have difficulty attracting online

subscriptions. The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times are among few online subscription successes in North America. The charitable receipts access should be a boon, especially for struggling local and regional online media. The make-up of the independent panel and the guidelines on what outlets get assistance will be crucial to the success of the measure assisting labour costs. Will local and/or non-profits benefit most from the assistance? Or will funds be skewed to larger traditional media? The bottom line for any new legislation becomes: will it make a real difference? Or is it just a cosmetic patch? The fund could help in the transition of readers from print media to online operations. But the trend to mass online media will continue until the Facebooks, Instagrams and Googles of the world can no longer deliver large audiences at low cost. The sad part of the whole discussion arises from the fake news aspects of online giants and the loss of the sense of community that comes from local news outlets. The Liberals recognized the problem but the success of their solution is uncertain. Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@sasktel.net

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Moose Jaw Transition House marks ‘National Day of Remembrance’ Sasha-Gay Lobban

Thursday, December 6th marked National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. The day is also the anniversary of the murders that took place in 1989 of 14 young women at Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal who were slaughtered because they were women. The Moose Jaw Transition House hosted a luncheon at the Minto United Church, ‘A Day of Remembrance’ to remember the victims of this massacre and to highlight actions to eliminate violence against women. Executive Director at the Moose Jaw Transition House, Lori Lancaster observed a minute of silence for the victims after saying their names aloud to remember them. “This event was important to remember those 14 women who lost their lives simply because they were women and to bring awareness to violence against women,” Lancaster noted. “People do sometimes think we’ve gotten further than we have in ending violence against women and girls, however, in Saskatchewan, we still have the highest provincial rates of police reported domestic violence in Canada. This is an unfortunate statistic that we really need to change.” Lancaster added that it is also important to recognize that domestic violence is not only physical but can manifest in a variety of ways. “I think attitudes to domestic violence in gen-

Guest speaker Lani Elliott. eral have started to change but we still have a long way to go. It is really important for people to understand that domestic violence is about power and control and isn’t just physical violence. It is a wide spectrum which also includes controlling behaviors, verbal, emotional and even reproductive control.” Motivational speaker, Lani Elliott was the guest speaker at this year’s luncheon. Elliott recounted being in a marriage laced with domestic violence which almost took her life. She spoke about surviving the tragedy and reinforced the impact domestic violence can have on those involved. “I want to say to anyone who is a victim of any kind of abuse; emotional, verbal, physical and otherwise that you deserve better. There is a life out there that is better than that, that you can be free from violence,” she

emphasized. “There are people and organizations out there that care and will help you. There is a better life. There is never an excuse to harm others. I want women to know that they are valued and worthy and no one deserves to live in violence.” MLA for Moose Jaw North, Warren Michelson, Chief of Police Rick Bourassa and City Councillor Heather Eby were also in attendance and brought remarks. MLA Michelson, while admitting that Saskatchewan’s rate of reported cases of domestic violence is the highest in the country, says the government has undertaken a number of policies aimed at reducing incidents of domestic violence. “Saskatchewan has the highest rate of domestic violence in the country and it’s nothing to be proud of. We take this issue very seriously and we’ve undertaken a number of policy responses. We’ve changed the residential penalty act so that a victim can break his or her lease in order to flee a domestic violence situation; we’ve also made changes to the employment act so that an individual can take up to 10 unpaid days off of work in order to focus and deal with domestic violent situations; and Saskatchewan is the first province in Canada to introduce Clare’s Law which allows the police to disclose the violent history of someone to a potential partner.”

Registration starting soon for Riverview’s 60th anniversary reunion Matthew Gourlie

It’s going to be a celebration 60 years in the making. Next summer, the Riverview Alumni Association will be hosting a 60th anniversary, all-years reunion for graduates of Riverview Collegiate from Aug. 9-11. The Riverview Alumni Association has previously held all-years reunions for the 25th, 40th and 50th anniversaries of the school. “We would like to have 800 alumni,” said RVCI 60 organizing committee co-chair Mary Lee Booth. “The last (reunion) was our 50th and there were 630 registrants, so we’re hoping to top that.” The event, A Summer To Remember, will feature events at the Convention Centre on the Exhibition Grounds on the first two evenings. Friday will open with a hospitality evening with entertainment and a meal. Saturday morning features a pancake breakfast at Riverview and will provide attendees with a chance to tour the school. Saturday night the festivities will return to the Exhibition Grounds for a banquet, dinner, dance and social with a live performance by the Bromantics. There are more events being finalized and some that are still being kept under wraps. There is some free time, so attendees can spend time seeing the city, as well. Booth graduated in 1978 and her graduating class has had their own class reunions over the years. “We’ve stayed in touch, but these big events are very fun because you get to see people from the years previous and the years after. It’s just that much more fun,” she said. “A lot of folks that are our age or older are on the planning committee. This might be the last all-years reunion, so we really want to encourage people to come.” The Riverview Alumni Association was formed in the early 1990s and has helped keep Royals in touch with one another since. Riverview opened on South Hill in 1959 to serve the growing population on that side of the city, as well as the growth of 15 Wing Moose Jaw to the south of the city. When the school opened, it had approximately 250 students and grew to a population of nearly 600. Those numbers have dropped considerably in recent years as students have become less geographically-tied to where they attend high school. “We’ve seen it evolve over the years. During my time, I

graduated in the late ‘70s, I think there were about 600 kids. We had 106 in our graduating class and I think the year before us had 120. Now that’s the enrollment of the school is 120. The school has really changed. About 10 or 15 years ago now they went through the (block) system which was an interesting time too. They flirted around with that and went back to the semester system. “It is interesting how it has evolved. And now it’s home to the life skills program.” The RVCI Alumni Association would love to see more recent graduates get involved and take part. “There seems to be more interest in the older generation than there is in the younger generation, in keeping in touch with our classmates and being nostalgic,” Booth said. “What we need for people to do is register with us in our database. Our major contact is through email,” explained Terrence Walker RVCI 60 organizing committee treasurer. They can do that by clicking on the subscribe button on the front page of the Riverview Alumni Association home page (https://www.riverviewalumni.org). “Then they’ll be getting updates and the latest information,” added Walker. Registration for RVCI 60 will begin early in the new year. Interested attendees can register online, though there will be email and a mail-in option for people who aren’t online. Visit Moose Jaw provided strong early sponsorship and support for the event and the Prairie South School Division has also supported RVCI 60. The organizing committee are still looking for corporate sponsors who may want to offer prizes or coupons and promotions for the homecoming attendees. RVCI 60 is also looking for service groups who may be looking at doing a designated driver fundraiser who can help transport people to and from the events. There are 22 people on the planning committee who have spent 18 months already organizing the event, but they added that they can always use more volunteers as the event gets closer. “We will be looking for additional volunteers to help with some hands-on things like the registration table, set-up and tear-down,” Booth said.

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REFLECTIVE MOMENTS Whippersnapper hears power failure tall tale It isn’t officially winter yet and already we will have stories to tell the youngsters in years to come about the hardships we faced in the late fall of 2018. “Why young Johnny, you haven’t had a real experience with Mother Nature yet. This weather here is nothing like what your Joyce Walter family endured in that fall of 2018,” that unlucky For Moose Jaw Express youngster will be told by an older person in his life. He will learn that on Dec. 4, 2018, at 9 a.m., the electricity went off right in the middle of the morning coffee break, plunging most of the province into the grey darkness of minus 10 weather. “The rime frost on the trees attached to the power lines, causing them to sink and break and to send signals to the power plants that they should shut down to protect the system from further damage. But we didn’t know what was happening, especially those of us who didn’t have all the Apps on our phones to tell us what was happening. “And we couldn’t get through to SaskPower to let

someone know we didn’t have lights or heat because either the line was busy or some mechanical voice came on to tell us to be patient, that line people were on the job. “The neighbours weren’t home so we couldn’t ask them what to do either. Talk about being isolated among thousands of people.” At this point, young Johnny is looking furtively for a way to escape this story from the oldtimer, but he doesn’t want to be rude, so there he stays, listening to the tale of the olden times, learning about the day the power went off. “How long was the power off?” he asks. “It was off for six long hours. And that included lunch time and the afternoon coffee break. We whipped up some sandwiches for lunch and opened the fridge door just a little ways to get the milk out. We didn’t want our food in there to thaw. But we had no way to heat water for coffee and when it is cold outside, you don’t want to drink anything that isn’t hot, or at least warm. “But we heard on the battery-operated radio that the hospital could provide a hot drink in the cafeteria, but that meant we would have to go outside and get even colder. “At that point we figured we should try using our cellphones to call the family, but we noticed both of the phones needed to be charged. That settled it: we had

APAS joining fight against carbon tax By Ron Walter - For Agri-Mart Express

The Agriculture Producers EXPRESS Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) wants to join the court battle against the federal carbon tax. APAS has asked for intervenor status in the court case being supported by the provincial governments of Saskatchewan, Ontario, Manitoba, New Brunswick and now British Columbia. British Columbia’s argument is for a uniform carbon tax in all provinces. APAS President Todd Lewis said the carbon tax will increase farm costs without solving carbon emission problems. Farmers and ranchers sequester millions of tonnes of carbon by management practices, he said, and that should be recognized “as more important than tax policy AGRIMART

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Families for Change open new Kinsmen Inclusion Centre Matthew Gourlie

When three local families launched Moose Jaw Families for Change in 2000, they wanted to create safe and inclusive spaces for people with intellectual disabilities in Moose Jaw. It was a proud moment for Moose Jaw Families for Change (MJFFC), therefore, when the new Kinsmen Inclusion Centre had its grand opening on Wednesday, Nov. 28. The centre has been open for four weeks prior to the grand opening at its location in the old Conexus Credit Union location on South Hill at 335 4th Ave. SW. “We’re providing day programs to the folks that we support within Moose Jaw Families for Change,” said Katie Statler, community coordinator for Moose Jaw Families for Change. “With that being said, we’re also expanding to offer evening and weekend options for folks with varying abilities. For example, we are expanding to do some evening music sessions that we’ll offer to the community and other homes, as well.” Statler said that the Kinsmen Inclusion Centre is open to any folks of varying abilities. “It’s not just folks who live in a group home. It might be someone who lives independent; it might be someone who lives with their family or in an approved group home organization,” she said. “Really, anyone can contact us through our facebook page, through our office or through communication at MJFFC.com. What we usually like to do is a face-to-face to meet that person and see what their needs are and what their interests are, and how we

Paulette Mulholland, left, participant with Moose Jaw Families For Change; Moose Jaw Wakamow MLA Greg Lawrence; city councilor Crystal Froese; Tom Shelly, participant with Moose Jaw Families For Change; Jeremy Hanson, media direcor, Moose Jaw Kinsmen; Jamal James from the Moose Jaw Kinsmen; Danny Stenko from the Moose Jaw Kinsmen; Matt Sapp, Moose Jaw Families For Change board member and Mark Sture, Moose Jaw Families For Change board member cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the Kinsmen Inclusion Centre. Matthew Gourlie photograph can support them.” The founding families of MJFFC -- the Scidmores, the Sapps and the Hammers -wanted to create safe and inclusive opportunities, both residentially and within the community of Moose Jaw for their adult children. Statler hopes the inclusion centre can continue to break down barriers within the community. “Something Moose Jaw Families for Change have wanted to do since the founding families came together is provide more opportunities in the community,” Statler said. “We’ve wanted to carry on that lega-

cy and by creating the Kinsmen Inclusion Centre, we’re doing just that.” The location is in a highly visible, high-traffic area that Statler said is ideal for their needs. MJFFC board member Chris Sapp also works for Conexus and they were able to strike a deal to buy the building at a reasonable price. “When Conexus left this building and left a gap here on South Hill, I was kind of worried and wondering what would best suit and fit this space,” said city councillor Crystal Froese. “I cannot think of a better organization to fill this space here or

a more beneficial service that needs to be provided.” The Government of Saskatchewan provided $200,000 to Moose Jaw Families for Change for the project. “Creating inclusive communities means having inclusive spaces where people can come together so they can interact with each other, do activities that provide purpose and most importantly have fun and enjoy their lives,” said Moose Jaw Wakamow MLA Greg Lawrence. In addition to the government’s funding, the MJFFC were the Moose Jaw Co-op “Fuel Good Day” recipients which helped make their wheelchair-accessible bathroom possible. The Moose Jaw Kinsmen Club have a five-year sponsorship in place and Statler said that they expect to review it before that term is up to see how they can continue to work together to meet the needs of the facility and the community. “When (MJFFC executive director Tami Grieve) came to me saying that this was something that they had in mind and something that they wanted to do, I knew this was something that our club would jump on,” said Jeremy Hanson, media director for the Moose Jaw Kinsmen Club. “Luckily for me, they did all of the work and came to our meeting and in a five-minute video they showed our club what I got to see every day being here -- that this is a fantastic place. Our club jumped behind them right away and we got our name on the building. We’re really excited to work more with them in the future.”

Farmers no longer should “suck it up” when suffering By Ron Walter - For Agri-Mart Express

For generations, the attitude among EXPRESS farmers and farm families to personal strain and suffering has been to suck it up. That be tough/don’t cry attitude is no longer acceptable. The idea of mental well-being in agriculture, rather than suck it up, has become recognized as necessary for healthy farmers. The only way to challenge the old attitudes comes from open-ness, sharing concerns whether on coffee row or in a truck while chatting on a grid road. Challenging conditions beyond the individual’s control


— weather, global markets, crop situations, finances, long harvest seasons — all create issues for mental health. A new Farm Credit Canada publication, Rooted in Strength, has been mailed to 165,000 rural addresses. The publication is intended to remove the stigma around mental health by promoting awareness, encouraging people to talk and seek support, should they need it. A Saskatchewan farmer Kim Keller shares experiences in the publication. Keller, the founder of Do More Agriculture, a non-profit working on mental health in agriculture, says the stigmas of needing support need to be broken. When you notice someone is not in their normal behavior, she suggests opening the door to conversation by asking

about the matter. Canada is one of the few countries not keeping data on suicide in the agricultural industry. Hearings on mental health by the federal standing committee on agriculture and agri-food while studying the matter have heard of suicides. A United States study found workers in forestry, fisheries and agriculture were five times as likely to take their own lives as the general population. Mental Health First Aid offers resources and training online at the site mfha.ca Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@sasktel.net




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CP Rail launches High Efficiency Product (HEP) train at G3 Pasqua Elevator Sasha-Gay Lobban

Canadian Pacific unveiled the next generation of grain transportation at the G3 Pasqua Elevator near Moose Jaw on Tuesday, December 4. The 8,500-foot High Efficiency Product (HEP) train features new, and highly efficient, Canadian-made hopper cars, and can move approximately 44 percent more grain than the prior generation of grain train. Speaking at a press conference to launch the HEP train, Joan Hardy, CP’s Vice-President Sales and Marketing – Grain and Fertilizers says CP has invested half-a-billion-dollars which will see the hopper cars increasing to 5,900 over the next four (4) years. This she noted is a major move and a big investment for customers. “I am very happy to be at G3 Pasqua to celebrate the arrival of CP’s new high capacity hopper cars. To date, we’ve taken delivery of more than 300 of these new hopper cars and we have a full train of these cars loaded here with Saskatchewan grains today,” (December, 4, 2018), she said. “By the end of 2018, we will have 500 of these new hoppers in our fleet and 1000 cars by the end of the first quarter of 2019. Over the next four years, we plan to purchase a total of 5,900 new hopper cars. This is an investment of half-ofbillion-dollars on the part of CP. These new hopper cars will fully replace the old lower capacity government of Canada hopper cars. This is also a massive investment for our customers and would

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CP’s 8,500-foot High Efficiency Product (HEP) train loads at G3’s Pasqua elevator. not have been possible without the Federal government’s passage this spring of Bill C-49—the Transportation Modernization Act,” Hardy pointed out. She continued, “A state-of-the-art loop track terminal like this is the perfect backdrop for launching our first HEP train and bringing in a new, more efficient era of moving Canada’s grain to market. As CP continues to take delivery of new railcars, and elevator operators expand their facilities to handle 8,500-foot trains, this HEP train will become the new gold standard – driving further efficiencies for farmers, shippers and the entire grain supply chain. The future of the grain supply chain is bright. With continued collaboration, a commitment to innovation, and strategic capital investment in key markets, like Saskatchewan, the grain supply chain is well positioned for continued success.” G3 constructed its state-of-the-art Pasqua terminal loop track to handle the 8,500-foot-long HEP trains. The fast loading loop track means CP can keep locomotives attached to the train during loading, and those same locomotives are in place to launch the train once loading is complete. Mark Dyck, G3’s Senior Director Logistics said this multi-billion dollar in-

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vestment will allow Canada to remain competitive in the global market. “Investments like CPs new cars are going to allow us to move a lot more gain. Our loop tracks can accommodate trains which are 8,500 feet in length and this equates to 134 of the current hopper cart fleet in Canada of the 150 brand new hopper cars. These new cars hold more grain in comparison to the older fleet. These investments will allow Canadian farmers to get their product to market more quickly and efficiently and allow Canada to remain competitive in the world market.” Meanwhile, G3 CEO Don Chapman said, “CP’s new high-capacity hopper cars add an important link in the grain supply chain. Combined with fast, efficient loading on G3 loop track systems, these trains will accelerate the flow of grain to market, to the benefit of all our customers. G3 is proud to work in close collaboration with CP.” The new hopper cars that make up the train feature a capacity 10 percent greater by weight than the older-model Government of Canada cars, and 15 percent more volume. The cars carry this extra product on a frame 5 percent shorter than the older cars, meaning more cars can fit into a train of the same length. The cars are part of CP’s investments that

it is making to upgrade its fleet to better and more efficiently serve farmers and the Canadian economy. “We are pleased to see CP unveil their high-capacity hopper cars,” Lori Carr, Saskatchewan’s Minister of Highways and Infrastructure said, who was also at the press conference. “CP’s investment along with G3’s investment in a long loop track will help our producers get their product to market more efficiently and in greater volume.” Minister Carr said this investment shows CP’s commitment to innovation in the transportation network. “Saskatchewan is an export based province and our transportation network is vital to the overall success of our economy. We rely heavily on rail to move our resources including food, fuel and fertilizer. I know that the Canadian Pacific Railway is required to develop and submit a grain transportation and winter operations contingency plan for the current crop year. I’ve seen this plan and you certainly mean business. We celebrate these actions that are taking place. The launch of CP’s new hopper cars and High Efficiency Product train right here at G3’s Pasqua Elevator demonstrates an impressive response to the new requirements as well as the commitment toward innovation and the agriculture sector as a whole.” CP moved 2.64 million metric tonnes (MMT) of Canadian grain and grain products in October making it CP’s biggest month ever for moving Canadian grain, breaking the record from September 2017. CP has also broken its previous record for carloads of Western Canadian grain and grain products shipped to the Port of Vancouver in a single month. Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts. CP provides North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise.

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Lyle Stewart MLA Lumsden-Morse Two years ago, our government Lyle Stewart prepared a 3-year plan MLA, Lumsden-Morse to balance the budget while keeping our investment climate competitive and ensuring long-term economic strength. While we still face challenges, our province is well-positioned to weather them and emerge even stronger. The mid-year budget update shows that Saskatchewan’s plan to get back to a balanced budget remains on track for next year. Our financial and economic outlook have both improved with this year’s projected deficit $17 million lower than expected. While we are on course, there is still work to do.

We continue to manage spending carefully, invest in priorities for Saskatchewan people, shift from our reliance on volatile resource revenue and help keep our economy strong. Saskatchewan’s triple-A credit rating was recently confirmed by Moody’s Investors Service. It is worth noting that when ratings from the three major agencies are combined, our province has the second-highest credit rating in Canada. Saskatchewan is also forecast to have the third-lowest net debt-toGDP ratio in the country. Saskatchewan is also seeing its strongest job growth in four years with 2,500 new jobs in October and nearly 10,000 new jobs since last year. While our economy and finances are improving, we still have the threat of a damaging federal carbon tax, continued sanctions from the United States on our steel and uranium industries,

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and a deeply discounted price for our oil caused by a lack of pipelines. Two years have now passed since the Trudeau government rejected the previously approved Northern Gateway pipeline project and since they announced the approval of the Trans Mountain expansion. Fast-forward to today and we have no progress, no pipelines, a regulatory environment that is full of uncertainty, and an oil differential crisis. Your Saskatchewan Party government will keep standing up for Saskatchewan workers and jobs by calling on the federal government to build Trans Mountain and withdraw Bill C-69 so we can get Canada’s pipelines built and Saskatchewan’s resources to market. This week Premier Moe travelled to India to help grow market access for our exports, highlight Saskatchewan’s attractive investment climate, and advance our post-secondary linkages with India – all of which are key to strengthening our economy and the province’s finances. India is one of our province’s most

important trading partners and holds enormous potential for growth. India’s economy and population are booming and Saskatchewan has what India needs to support that growth. Saskatchewan is a world leading producer of sustainable food, fuel and fertilizer, which gives us the unique ability to work with India to enhance its food and energy security. Over the past decade, Saskatchewan has exported more than $11 billion worth of goods to India, including $1.15 billion in 2017, more than any other Canadian province or territory. Saskatchewan was India’s largest supplier of lentils and peas. Potash and uranium are other important exports. Approximately 4,550 Saskatchewan jobs rely on exports to India. At a time when Saskatchewan is on track to achieve a balanced budget in 2019-20, our government’s focus is to continue our work to grow the economy and province, providing the quality programs and services Saskatchewan people expect and deserve.

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MLA for Saskatoon Meewasin Of all the conversations I’ve had about climate change, the most eye-opening are Ryan Meili with farmers. They see the changes in growing seaMLA sons, wet years that are wetSaskatoon ter, dry years that are drier, floods and fires and changes Meewasin in weeds and wildlife. They know that we have to act to slow climate change and to adapt to new realities, using the best of crop science to prepare for the inevitable changes in production. Many prairie farmers have also seen the value in participating in the transition to renewable energy. As I travel the province, people proudly share their experiments with wind and solar energy and energy efficient building. And I meet so many more who would like to make these changes, who see it as the right thing to do and a smart way to save money, but who just can’t cover the up-front cost. That gap between those who want to participate and those who can means we’re missing out on a huge opportunity. We have the best conditions to produce solar energy in the entire country. We have abundant possibilities in wind, geothermal, biomass and other emerging technologies, not to mention the energy savings available through retrofitting and energy efficient new buildings. We also

have SaskPower and SaskEnergy: publicly owned crown corporations operating in the public interest that have ability to change the landscape of energy production. Despite these advantages, we’ve fallen behind. The Sask. Party government has failed to act in any meaningful way, opting for expensive, experimental mega-projects like the billion-and-a-half-dollar carbon capture boondoggle, instead of choosing the most affordable and effective ways to reduce emissions. Unlike the current government, Saskatchewan people are ready to act. Over 80 per cent support a transition to renewable energy. But for too many, the cost of change is too high when they’re already having a hard time making ends meet. It’s time for us to show leadership. That is why I’ve proposed a new program: Renew Saskatchewan. It’s a plan to tackle climate change, reduce our power bills, create new jobs and increase our supply of clean energy. With Renew Saskatchewan, your home, farm, business or town hall could be assessed, and you would get a recommendation of the best changes available. This could be new windows, a high-efficiency furnace or a solar array on the roof of the machine shop. Along with that assessment would be an estimate of the time it would take to pay off those improvements out of the savings they produce. Then – and this is the key part, the feature that gets rid of the cost barrier and makes this an opportunity for everyone ­– you would get a loan to cover the cost of the work. This loan would cover the changes needed and you could repay it just by paying your power or gas bill – at a lower rate than you pay today. Once the loan is paid back, your bills would either be next to nothing, or you may even be making money depending on how much energy you’re producing. There are examples in Saskatchewan’s history that show

Livestock producers need prescriptions for most meds By Ron Walter - For Agri-Mart Express

New regulations require a sea change in use of antimicrobial medications for EXPRESS livestock, starting December 1. Producers will require a prescription from a veterinarian or pharmacist before buying these medications. No longer will these be sold over the counter. A long list of medications covered by the regulations includes frequently used penicillin and tetracycline, used to treat infections. Before the prescription can be written a vet has to diagnose the animal to ensure the correct medication is used. That also requires producers develop a relationship with a veterinarian. The regulations will create a new layer of costs for producers and particular hardships for producers who are a long distance from vet clinics. The regulations also pertain to commercial feed mixes that include antimicrobial medications in the blend. Growth promotion claims for antimicrobials must also be removed from antimicrobials in feed. Producers mixing their own feed still need a prescription to use the medications in feed. Agriculture has been accused in the development of resistant bacteria with a charge that over-use of antibiotics and residues in beef caused these resistant strains. The new regulations are intended to reduce use of the antimicrobials and improve food safety and to provide importers with more confidence in Canadian food. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency rules were developed after two years work and consultation with industry associations. A 2016 United Nations declaration citing antimicrobials as a human health risk was adopted by Canada in 2015. Without the new regulations, livestock producers faced the option of drastically reduced access to commonly used medications.


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Renew Saskatchewan could be implemented effectively. One of the most well-known examples is rural electrification, a signature development brought in under the first CCF government, and Tommy Douglas’ proudest achievement. This was a financing plan where farms paid back the cost of getting transmission lines over time through their power bill. Another very successful program was the Family Farm Improvement Branch, which helped modernize the home quarter, assisting farms to go from relying on outhouses and wells to indoor plumbing and safe drinking water. Both programs started with an assessment of that farm’s needs and included an opportunity to do some of the work themselves and pay less. Renew Saskatchewan will create thousands of local jobs in manufacturing, installation, retrofitting and maintenance. It will reduce power bills immediately and lower them to next to nothing over time. It will create revenue opportunities for farmers, homeowners, small towns and reserves through a new approach to net metering that will allow producers to sell extra electricity back to the grid. Renew will increase Saskatchewan’s supply of clean electrical power and significantly reduce our use of energy and our carbon emissions. And it will create a revolving fund that can be used over and over to support more homes, farms, businesses and take advantage of new opportunities in the fast-developing field of renewable energy. Saskatchewan people have shown time and again that we can face great challenges with creative, homegrown solutions. We can rise to the occasion of today’s great challenge, turning crisis into opportunity as leaders in the transition to a healthy, sustainable economy. Ryan Meili is the leader of the Saskatchewan NDP.

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Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade Photos by Randy Palmer

The annual Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade once again regaled onlookers with the lights and sounds of the holidays on Dec. 2, with dozens of unique floats, lots of Christmas candy and of course, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus themselves. Here’s a look at some of the sights from the always popular event.

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The Snowbirds were piloting rather different aircraft during the parade.

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Candy canes were a popular treat for youngsters along the parade route.

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The Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade closed out with the Jolly Ol’ Elf and Mrs. Claus themselves, much to the delight of the hundreds of youngsters lining Main Street.

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See You Later Alligator

The topic of winter vacations and get-a-ways is a popular conversation in the Geri-Hat-Tricks old-timer hockey team’s dressing room. You can gauge a retired guy’s pensions and investments by the amount of time and money they spend on getby Dale “bushy” Bush ting away. With a simple conversation starter like, “Where do you go?” the answers can be as varied as they are predictable; there seems to be one common thread of similarity…anywhere south! Canadians who travel south in the winter are called Snow-birds and like avians there are preferred areas that seem to attract all types of migratory species. Having sunshine is important for travellers and there seems to be no shortage of sunbeams in Florida. Another thing there is no shortage of in Florida is Canadians, with just over 3.5 million visits last year alone. I wonder if that is because they can speak Canadian eh? While there are many things that can attract the Northern visitor like sun, beaches, and watery beer, there are many dangers that the average touque- wearing Canadian visitor might not realize. There are more

people struck by lightning in Florida than anywhere else in North America, with an average of 7 fatalities and over 50 injuries a year. There is one area in central Florida that has been named “Lightning Alley.” It gets an average of 50 strikes per square mile per year. Wow! But guess what? One of the world’s most popular vacation spots, Disney World, is located right in the middle of Lightning Alley. Thoughtfully, they have installed hundreds of lightning rods throughout the attraction. I wonder if they have signs saying, “You must be this tall to be a lightning rod”. There is another danger that seems to be uniquely Floridian and that is alligator attacks. Since the big water lizards got Florida Wildlife Department’s legal protection, they have drastically increased their population and with more human encroachment into their habitat, the attacks and encounters are increasing drastically. In one 2006 week alone, there were three people killed by gators; who knows how many pets went missing. As both variables increase, gator encounters will as well, but the Wildlife guys are not considering reinstating an alligator hunt so there will be more missing pet posters hung on telephone poles and bulletin boards. If you want to avoid alligators and lighting in Florida, you might want to visit a city, but you might not be any safer on a street in Florida that out in the sticks. Traffic in Florida can be a killer. If you are a pedestri-


an and involved in an accident, there is a 16.9% chance of a fatal event, whereas the American average is a mere 11%. Four out of the five most dangerous pedestrian cities in the USA are in Florida and the most dangerous of those is Orlando. If you think, “the heck with walking, I think I will ride a bike” you might want to reconsider, because Florida leads the USA with an average of 120 cyclist fatalities per year. Numbers may be a reason, but the state has very few bike lanes and paths. To make matters even worse, Florida drivers just don’t like bike riders. I think I would prefer to get my exercise by hailing cabs. Now that I have scared myself with the dangers of Florida, it was never even considered a vacation spot for me and my beautiful bride, because we knew when we retired early, travel was not going to be affordable. We now vacation in our reclining easy chairs and, to be honest, I am sure we can say with no hesitation what so ever, “See you later alligator”.

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New trespassing law will require permission to access private land By Ron Walter For Agri-Mart Express

A new trespassing law has been introduced to the Saskatchewan Legislature AGRIMART will make stepping onto rural priEXPRESS that vate property without owner permission a trespassing offence. The new act comes after pressure from rural landowners and the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) for a more stringent law. Under existing law, land owners are required to post no trespassing signs to make entry an offence. The law follows an online government survey with over 1,600 responses..Sixty-three per cent want automatic trespassing offence without the need for posting land Responses included comments that this is common sense and city dwellers do not want people wandering over lawns and flower beds. Thirty-two per cent were opposed to automatic trespassing without permission. Opposing comments noted distant land owners makes it difficult to contact owners and the new law would end snowmobiling in Saskatchewan. Government officials have indicated that an app could be developed to make contact with land owners easier. First Nations see the new trespassing law as an end run around court-won rights to hunt year-round and threaten court action. Meanwhile, a survey by the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation, SARM, Sask. Cattlemen’s Association and Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association shows support for the law with general agreement that permission is needed to enter private land. Division comes on the kind of permission. Hunters believe that verbal permission is appropriate while land owners want written permission. Land owners among the 731 interviews cited crime, bio-security and trespassing as concerns while hunter concerns involved difficulty contacting land owners and the fact a few abusive hunters spoil access for others. Sixty-six per cent of land owners in the survey post their land but 88 per cent of them allow hunting on the land.

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Moose Jaw breaks record in donations at this year’s Holiday Train …Over 8,000 lbs of food collected through Good-Buy to Hunger Food Drive Sasha-Gay Lobban

Even though the CP Holiday Train rolled into town earlier than usual this year, locals still got an opportunity to turn out in numbers with their families to see this popular annual tradition on December 6th, in support of the Moose Jaw & District Food Bank. This year marks a record-breaking year for the Holiday Train and the Food Bank, as the community was able to raise over 8,000 lbs of food for our local Food Bank. CP once again teamed up with Golden West Radio and the Moose Jaw CO-OP in hosting the “Good-Buy to Hunger” Food Drive. CO-OP set a goal of selling 800 bags of food this year to donate but surpassed that goal and sold 832 bags (over 8,000 lbs.), compared to just over 5,000 lbs. collected last year. “We want to say a huge ‘thank you’ to Canadian Pacific, Moose Jaw CO-OP and the community for raising a record

CP Railway presents $10,000 to the Moose Jaw Food Bank. amount of donations this year. We received over 8,000 lbs of food which we

Locals enjoy performances by the Holiday Train’s featured entertainers.

are very grateful for,” said Deann Little, Assistant Manager at the Food Bank. In addition, CP presented a cheque of $10,000 to the Food Bank. During performances at the Holiday Train, locals continued to donate food and money to the Food Bank on site. As a result, the Food Bank was able to receive an additional 966 lbs of food and $1,033.53 in cash donations. “The Holiday Train was very early this year but we were happy to see that so many people got to come, especially children. This is the first time we were able to see so many kids because it was in the afternoon. We can’t thank the community enough for their continued support,” said Little. The Food Bank also expressed gratitude to Tim Hortons that was on location

handing out hot chocolate and coffee to people as they braved the cold weather. For those who would like to donate to the Food Bank, you can visit 305 Fairford St W to donate cash or by cheque or you can donate online at www.mjfoodbank.org. Over the last two years, the Food Bank has seen a 17 per cent increase in the number of people who use the local Food Bank. So far this year, the MJ Food Bank has distributed 3,968 hampers, with an additional 46 individuals signing up in November, the highest the Food Bank has seen in a month. The Holiday Train saw performances from entertainers Sierra Noble, Terri Clark and Kelly Prescott. The CP Holiday Train program launched in 1999 and has since raised more than C$14.5 million and gathered 4.3 million pounds of food for communities along CP’s routes in Canada and the United States.

MJ Food Bank’s Deann Little.


By Ron Walter For Moose Jaw Express

Aircraft training operations show top-notch returns for investors The next provincial budget is being crafted with the target of ending the annual deficit. Better than expected revenues place the deficit at an estimated $348 million for the current year. To meet targets next year government needs to find about $350 million in revenue, program cuts or a combination of the two. A few pages at the back of the annual budget, list by category the revenues the province loses from various exemptions. In total, the Saskatchewan Government misses $3 billion in annual taxes from a variety of tax exemptions. Wow! you say. Balancing the budget could be easy. One expects government officials go over these exemptions with a fine-toothed comb looking for more revenues. Tax credits account for just over $1.4 billion of lost revenues. The basic personal income tax credit costs the treasury $1.05 billion. Other tax credits range from dependent child ($105 million) to charitable contributions ($48 mil-



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lion) to first-time home-buyers ($5.9 million) They are established policy with little quarrel about the need. Corporate income tax reductions cost the government $484 million with the small business tax rate costing $422 million. Income tax deductions cost $540 million in lost taxes with pension plan deductions totalling about $245 million. Encouraging retirement planning is considered a laudable social goal. Exemptions from the provincial sales tax cost nearly $900 million a year. The exemptions include groceries, $164 million; prescription drugs, $45 million; personal services, $46 million; electricity, $71 million; natural gas, $24 million. Almost $400 million of the tax exemptions go to agriculture. The tax exemption for fuel, fertilizer and seed costs the province $211 million taxes a year, while machinery parts cost $86 million.

A more recent exemption on agriculture insurance, health and life insurance reduces taxes by $120 million. As a farm-raised resident Yours Truly has always had a soft spot for agriculture but the tax exemptions for farmers seem unfair to other taxpayers. What other category of small business receives such generous tax breaks? What is the social/economic goal supporting these exemptions? At one time when agriculture was the main industry in the province, the exemptions may have been warranted, particularly on the basis of helping family farms. In today’s world where larger farms dominate, where multi-million enterprises are common, justifying the tax exemptions becomes more difficult. Agriculture accounts for 7.3 per cent of Saskatchewan gross domestic product yet receives 13 per cent of all tax exemptions. The mineral industry, in deep recession, makes up almost 19 per cent of Saskatchewan Gross Domestic yet receives hardly anything in tax breaks. The construction industry, facing steep decline, represents 7.2 per cent of Saskatchewan Gross Domestic but receives no tax exemption, other than small business rates. In fairness to all taxpayers, the exemptions for agriculture should be thoroughly reviewed with respect to agriculture paying a fair share of taxes and gradual reduction of exemptions or base them on a means test. Ron Walter can be reached at ronjoy@sasktel.net



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Early Bird Lions Club makes $10,000 donation to Heartland Hospice Sasha-Gay Lobban

The Moose Jaw Early Bird Lions Club has partnered with Heartland Hospice Moose Jaw in furnishing the Heartland Hospice Palliative Room at Pioneer Lodge. On Monday, December 3, the Early Bird Lions Club presented a cheque of $10,000 at Timothy Eaton Gardens, forging a partnership with Heartland Hospice in hope of them continuing to move forward. In accepting the cheque, Heartland Hospice Moose Jaw President Lena Hartman expressed gratitude to the Lions Club for this big donation. She says the money will go towards furnishing the Palliative Room that will make individuals and their families more comfortable. “We can’t express our gratitude enough to the Moose Jaw Early Bird Lions Club for forging this partnership and giving us this generous donation. The club has given us tremendous support in terms of backing us up and going on this journey together. To know that we have the community behind us is very important for us. The financial backing speaks more than I can even express. They [Lions] believed in us and were willing to come on board as a partner. It’s a great partnership that we’ve developed, and I hope to see more of it in the future,” Hartman said. “This donation will go towards purchasing items that will make persons very comfortable like: a TV, comfort mattresses, furniture and much more.” Wayne McGregor, President of the Early Bird Lions Club presented the cheque to Heartland Hospice. He said this was a great way to meet an important need in the community. “We felt the need was there and we’re going to continue our support in the future as much as we can. We look forward to working with Heartland Hospice.” Service Projects that the club participates in meet the needs of individuals within the city, community and provincial needs, as well as those of Lions International. Heartland Hospice Moose Jaw is committed to providing compassionate, holistic care to those nearing the end of their physical life. Heartland Hospice’s vision is to establish a Hospice Palliative Care facility in the community that provides physical, spiritual, social and psychological care for individuals and their families. More information can be found online at www.heartlandhospicemj.com.

The Bank of Montreal in Moose Jaw wants your help in supporting families in need at Christmas

Frost at night This frosted evergreen shimmers in the night with rime frost. Moose Jaw and district experienced a week of fog and rime frost, eventually causing dozens of breaks in power lines. Rime frost forms in foggy times. Hoar frost crystals form without fog. Photo by Joyce Walter

Moose Jaw Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 59 grows by 13 new members

“The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 59 Moose Jaw welcomed 13 new members to their branch in November 2018. Twelve are pictured here with Sgt-at-Arms Steve Richardson & Membership Chair Marianne Unger standing on the right”

Support for Navy/Sea Cadets The 15 Wing Fellowship recently presented a cheque for $500 to the Moose Jaw Navy League/Sea Cadet Corps in appreciation for assistance provided at the Fellowship’s Highway to Heroes car show held at 15 Wing. The cheque is presented by Phil Adkins, Roy LaBuick and Aaron Ruston, members of the Fellowship’s executive. Accepting the donation: CPO2 Parker Boczkowski, SLT. Nicole Kutsak, commanding officer, Kathy Hrisook, branch president, and PO2 Duncan Pratt, while other members look on. Cadets and their parents assisted at the gates of the car show and undertook other duties as required. The Fellowship is committed to assisting military families and related military organizations. Photo by Bruce Boczkowski.

West Park Crossing donates to Salvation Army

The BMO has decided to donate socks, toques and mittens and fill them with small toys, toiletries and candies for boys or girls to be distributed to local charities in Moose Jaw before Christmas. The staff at the Bank of Montreal invites the community to help fill the Christmas tree with donations. Just fill up a pair of socks and drop them off at the BMO before Dec 20th. If you require more information or have any questions, please contact 306-691-3707

The residents at West Park Crossing worked very hard creating everything from dog treats, dish cloths, crocheted teddy bears, to bird houses which they sold at the annual Christmas Craft and Trade Show in November. Residents Bea Thul and Edna Dobie are pictured presenting Major Wendy Broome and friends from the Salvation Army with the $264.00 which was raised for their annual Christmas Fund. (submitted by Carol Bachiu)

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T h e re’s st i l l t i m e to b a k e f a vo u r i t e t r e at s By Joyce Walter For Moose Jaw Express

There’s still plenty of time to bake some of the favourite recipes that are usually reserved for Christmas celebrations (even though they taste just fine at other times of the year.) This week’s recipes are ones that family members and a friend usually made during this season. ••• Christmas Shortbread Slice 1 cup margarine or butter 1/4 cup sugar 2 cups flour 1 1/2 cups coconut 2/3 cup chopped red and green cherries 1/4 cup golden raisins 1/3 cup chopped walnuts or pecans 1 can Eagle Brand milk 1/2 tsp. almond extract Cream margarine and sugar. Blend in flour until mixture resembles crumbs. Pat evenly into a greased 9x9 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 20 minutes. Combine remaining ingredients. Spread evenly over shortbread base. Bake an additional 35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool thoroughly. Cut into bars, using a sharp knife that has been heated slightly over the steam from a boiling kettle. Freezes well. •••

Looking (and listening) for the positives in a blackout by Dr. Steven Heidinger, Moose Jaw Chiropractor In the wake of last week’s power blackout, this article was close to not being written. You don’t realize how much you need something until that something is not there. Last week, during our six-hour blackout, I was thinking about the inconvenience of not having power. How am I going to do my patient files? How long are my batteries going to last for my computer and my phone? How were we going to feed the kids tonight? While for some it may have seemed like an eternity, the blackout really did not last that long. Other than

Marshmallow Haystacks 1-4 oz. pkg. cream cheese 2 tbsps. milk 2 cups icing sugar 2 tbsps. chocolate baking liquid 1/4 tsp. vanilla 3 cups coloured miniature marshmallows coconut Beat cream cheese and milk together until smooth. Add chocolate liquid and vanilla and mix well. Add marshmallows, stirring until chocolate mixture coats marshmallows. Place coconut in a bowl then drop marshmallow mixture into coconut by teaspoonful. Toss until coated. Chill until firm. Store in refrigerator in a covered container. Yields about 4 dozen cookies. ••• Raspberry Jam Tarts 1/2 cup soft butter 1/2 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 cup short, sweet coconut 1 tsp. vanilla 1/4 cup raspberry jam sweet tart shells Cream butter and sugar then add eggs, vanilla and coconut.

the house being a few degrees cooler, we all survived. One thing I took notice of during that time was how unbelievably quiet it can get when we have no power. In both my office, and our house, there is an HVAC fan that runs continuously. With it always being there, you get used to it and don’t notice it until it’s gone. During the blackout, pretty much all background noise was gone. The phrase, “the silence was so deafening”, has real meaning. For a while I couldn’t decide whether I liked it or not. At times it was soothing and at times it made me feel a bit uncomfortable. I have read some research looking at the positives of having “white noise” in the background. Better sleep for some, even improved memory for others. I am very much a believer in what is good for us is what Mother Nature gives us. Before the age of technology, before man had electricity, we had much more silence in our lives. Mother Nature gave us silence well before man created background noise. To

Put 1/2 tsp. of jam into each semi-thawed tart shell. Cover jam with the butter mixture to 2/3 full. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes. Cool. Store in a cool spot. ••• Half Moon Cookies 3 cups flour 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. baking soda 3/4 cup chilled but soft butter 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla 1 cup sour milk Sift the dry ingredients together. Cream butter and sugar and beat until fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until well-blended. Add sifted dry ingredients alternately with the milk. Mix well. Drop by tablespoon onto a lightly greased cookie sheet, leaving several inches space between cookies. Bake at 375 degrees F for 12-15 minutes. Cool on racks. On the flat side, spread vanilla frosting onto half of each cookie and chocolate frosting onto the other half. Makes about 3 dozen cookies. Joyce Walter can be reached at ronjoy@sasktel.net

me, we are meant to have more silence in our lives than we do today. Other research contradicts the benefits of white noise. Apparently complete silence can lead to the brain creating more neurons (in mice at least). This brain “growth” is thought to counteract any degeneration that may occur either due to aging or the daily stresses we tend to put on ourselves. When there is lack of external stimulus, such as noise, our brains automatically revert to a period of self-reflection. Along with sleep, self-reflection is considered to be restorative as well. It is this self-reflection that acts as a sort of “reset” for our brains. The experience of going through a blackout can make one re-evaluate what is important in one’s life. For some, it may be having a generator all gassed up and ready for the next one. For me, it’s reminder that maybe I need to shut things off more often than I do.

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Warriors pick up points in two of three games Tribe fall in overtime to Calgary, split weekend set with Saskatoon Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

The Moose Jaw Warriors gave up four goals in a span of just over seven minutes in the second period on their way to a 5-3 loss to the Saskatoon Blades at Mosaic Place on Dec. 8, marking one of the few times this Western Hockey League season they’ve seen such a thorough collapse in such a short period of time. Considering the Tribe were coming off a 3-2 comeback win over those very same Blades a night earlier in Saskatoon, the potential for success was obviously there, just not if the team lets up in any way, especially against a club they’re battling with for position in the standings. The Warriors opened the week with a 6-5 overtime loss to the Calgary Hitmen. They now hold a 16-7-4-1 record, good enough for fourth place in the Eastern Conference, two points back of the Blades and three back of Red Deer. “We’ve battled and been in most games and tonight we let it get away from us in the second,” said Warriors head coach Tim Hunter. “They’re a team that decided to try and win the game in the second and they did, they were probably disappointed after the first period and thought they were going to come out and compete harder and

Moose Jaw Warriors forward Danill Stepanov dumps the puck in the corner under pressure from Saskatoon’s Kirby Dach. they just did that.” Zach Huber, Brandon Schuldhaus, Gary Haden and Josh Paterson all scoring in a span of 7:33 in the second to put the Blades ahead 5-2 through two periods.


Tristan Langan got one back for the Tribe in the third, and despite having the goaltender pulled for over four minutes to close out the game, that would be as close as they’d get. “Once you get to Christmas and the New Year, teams start to dig in and start to solidify and push for positions in the playoffs,” Hunter said. “We have to learn from those moments; you can’t give a team too much of a momentum swing in a period or a game and that’s what we did there, being outshot 15-5 and giving up too many scoring opportunities. But lesson learned and we move ahead.” Riley McKay opened scoring for Saskatoon five minutes into the game before Tate Popple replied for the Warriors 35 seconds later. Keenan Taphorn then scored with just over two minutes left in the frame to put Moose Jaw ahead 2-1. Brodan Salmond got the start and made 17 saves for the Warriors before giving way to Adam Evanoff, who turned aside three shots in the final frame. Moose Jaw fired 28 at Blades goaltender Dorrin Luding. One night earlier in Saskatoon, Langan scored on the power play late in the second to tie the game and reigning WHL rookie of the month Brayden Tracey scored the game winner midway through the third as

the Warriors took their comeback win. Paterson and Eric Florchuk scored for the Blades before the game was 10 minutes old; Luke Ormsby got one back for the Warriors at the 12:28 mark of the first. Salmond made 33 saves in the win, Nolan Maier stopped 22 in the loss. The Warriors opened the week with their high-scoring barnburner against the Hitmen, which saw Keenan Taphorn score with 4:01 remaining in regulation to tie the game 5-5. Ryan Jevne then scored 1:16 into overtime to give Calgary the win. Jett Woo – who would finish the game with a goal and three assists – Langan, Josh Brook and Luke Ormsby all scored for the Warriors, who trailed 3-2 after the first and 5-4 through two. Jevne, Joel Craven, Daniel Baker, Tyler Preziuso and James Hamblin had the goals in regulation for Calgary. Evanoff made 40 saves for Moose Jaw, Jordan Hollett 40 for Calgary. The Warriors are back in action Dec. 14 when they travel to Regina before hosting the Pats on Dec. 15. (7 p.m., Mosaic Place) to close out their pre-Christmas schedule. **** Moose Jaw Warriors general manager Alan Millar had a busy day on Dec. 3 as he pulled the string on a pair of trades. The Warriors first acquired forward Kjell Kjemhus, 17, from the Prince George Cougars in exchange for a seventh round pick in 2020. Kjemhus, 5-foot-10 and 186 pounds, hails from Grande Prairie, Alta. and had two assists in five games with the Cougars this season. Last season he played in 25 games with Prince George and had two goals and four points. Later in the day, the Warriors picked up Luke Ormsby from the Everett Silvertips in exchange for a sixth round pick in 2022. A 5-foot-10, 180-pound right winger, Ormsby had three goals and six points in 25 games with the Silvertips. He was chosen in the ninth round of the 2014 Bantam Draft and in 150 games had 11 goals and 24 points. Both players took the ice for their first game on Dec. 5 against the Medicine Hat Tigers, with Ormsby scoring in his debut with the Tribe.

Warriors newcomer Luke Ormsby blasts a shot on net against the Blades.

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Another tough weekend for Generals

Local squad takes pair of losses in Midget AAA action despite solid play Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

Normally, if a team sparks three breakaways, a half-dozen two-on-ones and numerous odd-man rushes, things are going to look good on the scoreboard at the end of the day. With the Moose Jaw Generals and the way things are going for the local Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League team this season, that kind of performance apparently isn’t nearly enough. The Generals carried the play five-on-five and generated scoring chances galore against the Prince Albert Mintos but were rewarded with a 6-0 loss Sunday at Mosaic Place. That came on the heels of a 4-1 defeat to the Yorkton Maulers the previous night, leaving the Generals with a 7-16-2-1 record and in 10th place in the 12-team league, nine points out of a playoff spot. “It’s very frustrating,” Generals head coach Ray Wareham said. “I can’t imagine what the kids feel like, but for the most part they’re keeping their heads up... but when you get two-on-ones and breakaways and you don’t get anything over and over again, that’s really tough. It just that nothing is going for us.” It’s not for a lack of effort, either. Wareham admits that he and his coaching staff have pretty much drained the playbook trying to find positive results. “We’ve tried everything; I mean absolutely everything,” he said. “I’ve personally never been through anything like this, as a player or a coach, how things just won’t turn out for us. I’ve tried pushing buttons, we’ve asked the guys to do different things, but noth-

Prince Albert Mintos forward Gavin Ingram got a bit of a rough ride after running into Generals goaltender Jaxson Taupert and drawing the ire of defender Jeron Kletzel.

ing works. They seem happy and are trying to stay upbeat, but it’s just not translating on the ice.” That certainly was the case on Dec. 9, where the Generals actually outshot Prince Albert 30-29 but gave up four power play goals despite that advantage. Gabe Klassen had a hat trick for the Mintos; Chase Bertholet picked up five assists. “It seems like every little mistake we make ends up

in the net,” Wareham said. “Then we get a break and can’t get anything... you look at today, our penalty kill, which has been good lately, let us down. But we had just as many chances five-on-five and couldn’t get anything to show for it.” The Generals’ Jaxson Taupert made 23 saves in the loss, Spencer Welke stopped 30 shots for the shutout. Against the Maulers, Moose Jaw finished the game with a 36-26 advantage on the shot clock but only managed a second-period goal from Ben Wourms-Rowe. Reece Hodson had 22 saves in goal for the Generals. As tough as things have gone for the local squad, Wareham remains optimistic that a sudden turn could be on the way – especially if his charges keep working towards the future. “I just told the guys, the thing you have to do is just try and continue to get better each day,” Wareham said. “You can’t worry so much about wins and losses right now, you just have to focus on getting better each day and the ultimate goal is to play junior. It’s our job to get you there, no one likes losing, but as long as you keep improving and give yourself the best chance to move on next year, that should be their focus. And if they do that hopefully the wins will start coming.” The Generals are back in action on Saturday, Dec. 15 when they travel to Swift Current before hosting the Beardy’s Blackhawks on Sunday, Dec. 16 (1:30 p.m., Mosaic Place).

Baseball and hockey legend recognized for standout career Like any proud son or daughter, Cathy Hunchuk has told her children many stories about the athletic exploits of their grandfather – tales of his playing days in hockey and baseball, his accomplishments on the diamond and on the ice, all the usual interesting stuff. Her father, and the youngsters’ grandfather, is none other than Moose Jaw sports legend George Hunchuk, an athlete so prolific from the 1940s right through to the 1970s that he ended up playing professional hockey and actually cracked the ranks of the Major League Baseball minor league system. “It’s so fun to share the stories with our kids, because they just knew him as Grandpa,” Cathy Hunchuk said. “They didn’t realize that Grandpa was a phenomenal athlete and just how much he accomplished back when he was playing.” The Moose Jaw sports world most certainly knows and remembers those stories – so much so that when the selection committee for the Moose Jaw and District Sports Hall of Fame were reviewing potential inductees for 2018, Hunchuk’s inclusion was an absolute no-brainer. The dual sport star was among six inductees enshrined on the Wall of Fame in Mosaic Place during the Hall’s annual induction ceremony. “This is completely special; it’s beyond words, in some respects, because he loved Moose Jaw,” Hunchuk said. “Of all the Halls of Fames to be inducted into, this is it. In his words, it would have meant the most.” Hunchuk wasted little time finding sports success, as he was a member of the 1944 juvenile provincial champion Moose Jaw Monarchs and then joined the Moose Jaw Canucks for their

Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express WCHL title-winning season in 1946. We’d go through the chronology and it He turned pro the following season and didn’t mean anything to me back then, played in the American Hockey League and he was so blasé about it; it wasn’t a before shifting over to the Pacific Coast big deal. So now when you think about League in 1948 and becoming a first it, the process he went through to play team all-star with the Vancouver Cahockey at the level he did and to travel and be involved in games of that calinucks. He had a try-out with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1950 and played bre was something.” Hunchuk was inducted into the Sasminor pro hockey for another season katchewan Baseball Hall of Fame as before returning home and spending an individual in 1998 and as a member the next 20 years as one of the top playof the Moose Jaw Regals team in 2013. ers in area’s amateur leagues. “It’s pretty cool.” Cathy said of watchHe received the Baseball Sask. Andy ing her dad dominate the ice when they Zwack Lifetime Achievement Award were kids. “It was a lot of fun going to the Wall of Fame on induction night in 1998. those games and watching him play, was even more special for Cathy, know- George Hunchuk died in 1996. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame alongand the camaraderie with the hockey ing his legacy will be forever known. community and the friendships my par- “We’re all super proud and are look- side former NHL standout Doug Smail, ents made that lasted a lifetime.” ing forward to seeing this in the fu- former national champion figure skater Hunchuk was a founder of the Moose ture,” she said. “During the application Susan Humphreys, baseball coach and Jaw Pla-Mors in 1959 and was a play- process, it was an opportunity to do a builder Jim Baba, baseball and curling er/coach for close to a decade. He then whole lot more research on my dad and coach Roger Anholt and multi-sport was an integral member of various I hadn’t realized that it was a big deal. builder Stanley ‘Hub’ Gutheridge. Old-Timers teams and played until the age of 69 in 1996. That covered the winter months. In summer, Hunchuk was all about baseball, which Cathy described as his first love. And interestingly enough, he was pretty good at that, too. Hunchuk had a tryout with the Chicago Needing a gift for the person Cubs in 1950 and was offered an opwho has everything? portunity to play ‘D’ class baseball but opted to return home as a player/coach with the Regals and Lakers. There, he was the top catcher in the Southern Saskatchewan Baseball • Driving Range punch cards League for 15 years, winning the bat• Green Fee punch cards • Cart Rentals ting title in 1960. He was a founding • Gift Certificates in any denomination member of the Moose Jaw Ol’ Birds We will be open on SATURDAY Dec 22nd from 1:00-4:00 senior team and saw one of his teams in efforts to help you with all your Holiday shopping win the over-40 division at the Senior needs! Men’s Baseball League World Series in Call Trent at (306) 692-4459 1993. Or email manager@lynbrookgolf.org for more info. Seeing George’s photo and profile on

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Hunter set to lead Team Canada

Warriors coach gearing up for selection camp, world junior tournament Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

After months of waiting and preparing, it’s time to get down to business for Tim Hunter and National Junior Team. Hunter -- the Moose Jaw Warriors head coach who will serve the same role for Team Canada at the World Junior Championships in Vancouver and Victoria beginning Dec. 26 – and his Hockey Canada scouting staff have whittled down the vast pool of prospective players to 34, who will now go through the nerve-wracking process known as the Team Canada selection camp. The camp runs from Dec. 10-14 in Victoria, followed by three exhibition game against the Usports All-Stars, after which the final roster will be trimmed to 22 players. Just getting to the point Team Canada was quite the challenge, “Yesterday was really exciting because we finally had the players in place for our camp and that’s the start of the next phase, which is picking the team and getting down to the 22 guys who will represent Canada,” Hunter said during a recent press conference outside the Warriors dressing room. “So, it’s exciting and we’re just looking for five days in Vancouver to pick the team and go after the gold medal.” With so many quality players to choose from, Hunter and Hockey Canada have been hard at work making sure the best players for the job were brought into camp. Warriors general manager Alan Millar was also part of the process, working with Hockey Canada head scout Brad McEwen to make the selections. “They watch a lot of hockey and it’s really hard to pick the hairs to select the best 34 players in Canada because there’s

Moose Jaw Warriors head coach Tim Hunter speaks to the media during a Hockey Canada press conference in Calgary recently. Canadian Press photo. a lot of good hockey players in Canada,” Hunter said. “It’s a tough job and I’m glad it’s not my job.” The scouting staff would likely say the same about Hunter when it comes to the next phase of the World Junior team process – choosing the final team and, eventually, making cuts. “We had a criteria of players we want to invite and will be at the selection camp, now we have to split them and find the guys who can fit into the way we want to play,” Hunter explained when describing the process. “That will be more my job than anyone else’s job, trying to fit the guys in and let them play to their role and their identity. We want them to play the same way and if they do, they’ll be on the team. We have 34 guys who are capable of doing that.” Moose Jaw Warriors fans who’ve seen the 2018-19 edition of the team will likely be familiar with what they see from Team Canada. Hunter plans to take many of the systems currently in place on the

local Western Hockey League squad and implement them on the National Team – the kind of experiment most coaches would kill for given the quality of players at his disposal. “I’ve done a lot of things here in Moose Jaw that I’ve kind of garnered from Hockey Canada and things that we’ve learned over the two years with (Team Canada coaches) Dominic Ducharme and Joel Bouchard,” Hunter said. “Some have worked, some haven’t and that’s part of coaching, being a forward thinker or innovator and that’s what I try and do. I’ve had some success with it and we’ve had some success with it here in Moose Jaw this season and it’s been nice to see us heading in the right direction and it’s the right type of hockey to play. That’s what we’ll be playing at the World Junior Championship.” The end result? Speed, speed and more speed. “We want a team that’s tough to play against and a team that plays fast every-

where, not just with the puck, but without the puck,” Hunter continued. “And a team that thinks the game very fast as well... it’ll be trying to gain speed in the game everywhere, whether it’s three, five, seven, 10 per cent, it’ll be hard to dictate, but that’s what we’re going to do, we’re going to try and play the game faster everywhere and that’s not always easy to do but we’re sure going to try.” Hunter played his cards close to his chest when it came to suggesting which players might be on the team – even going so far as to say standout defenceman and Warriors captain Josh Brook is simply one of 12 players vying for a spot, even if he has played exceptionally impressively through the first two months of the season. One thing is certain in this time of uncertainty, though: whoever gets a chance to where the Maple Leaf in Vancouver and Victoria beginning Dec. 26 against Denmark will be in for a thrill of a lifetime – something Hunter knows all about after winning gold as an assistant coach in 2018 and silver in 2017. “It’s a challenge all these young men dream of, waking up on Boxing Day and being on the World Junior team and competing with a chance to win a gold medal,” Hunter said. “That’s a challenge we all want because we want the gold medal. I don’t look at it as pressure at all, I look at it as if we want to be able to play at home, that sea of fans in Toronto and Montreal when we won silver. “Our players really feed off that environment and energy from the fans, so I know Vancouver and Victoria will be there to support us and we’re looking forward to being in that environment.”

Tribe captain a likely lock for spot on Team Canada blueline after solid start to season Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

Moose Jaw Warriors defenceman Josh Brook has already donned a Team Canada jersey but this next opportunity is something completely different. Playing in the World Hockey Challenge as a 16-year-old and World Under-18 championship at 17 is a life-long dream come to fruition but this week, the Warriors captain will be in Victoria, looking to crack the roster of the National Junior Team and represent his country on the greatest stage for junior hockey in the world – and hopefully make some incredible on-ice memories of his own. “I’ve watched pretty much every single year from when I can remember,” Brook said of the World Juniors. “Jordan Eberle’s goal against the Russians (in 2009) is the biggest one I can remember... the first time I watched it I said to myself, I want to play on that team and in that tournament, so it’s been a long time.” Brook heads into the event with an undeniable inside track on cracking the roster. His play this season has been nothing short of exemplary, boosted by a fully healed wrist injury and a full off-season of training with the Montreal Canadiens organization, who drafted him in the second round, 56th overall. Brook’s nine goals and 31 points are good enough for second in defenceman scoring in the Western Hockey League, six points back of fellow camp invitee Ty Smith of the Spokane

Chiefs. Team Canada also has only two players returning from last year’s gold-medal winning squad, neither of them defencemen – Maxime Comtois of QMJHL Drummondville and Alex Formenton of OHL London. Add in, the head coach of the team is none other than Tim Hunter, head coach of the Moose Jaw Warriors, and Brook’s chances get more hopeful. But the World Junior selection camp has long been known for humbling even league-scoring leaders, so Brook knows there’s still lots to be done until his dream is realized. “You just play the best you can in camp, stick to your game since that’s what they chose you for,” Brook said. “I’m just going to play the role I’ve been given to the best of my ability....work hard in practice, just touch everything up, make sure I’m making passes quick and hard on the tape, make sure I get lots of rest and fluids, everything I need to be at my best and make the team.” “It feels good to have a chance, but the work still isn’t done yet and there’s a lot of work to be done to make that team.” If everything works out according to plan, Brook will take the ice at Rogers Arena in Vancouver when Canada opens its 2019 World Junior Championship against

Moose Jaw Warriors captain Josh Brook is taking part in the Team Canada selection camp for the World Junior championship this week. Denmark on Boxing Day. Asked what would be his biggest moment from that day, his answer was predictable. “Probably just stepping on the ice there with the jersey,” he said. “I’ve represented Canada before, but this is the big one. So just stepping on the ice for the first time in Vancouver is going to be incredible.”

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Cyclones looking forward to banner season Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express

This is the season the Central Cyclones senior boys basketball team has been looking forward to. A high-scoring, defensively sound starting corps featuring five Grade 12s, with a near-equal complement of talent coming off the bench. This kind of talent and depth hasn’t been seen in the Moose Jaw High School Basketball League in, many years, if at all. It showed in their first game of the season in league play when Central rolled to a 122-41 win over the Peacock Tornadoes on Dec. 4. Head coach Ryan Boughen is hoping it’ll show even more so as the season progresses and the Cyclones look to live up to one of the most promising seasons in decades. “We’re really fortunate; this is something we’ve been building to and we’re looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish,” Boughen said. “We’re going to be looking to push ourselves and test ourselves and see what we can do and hopefully that makes for a really good season.” Central opened the season at the prestigious Bowlt Classic in Saskatoon during the Dec. 1 weekend and won their opener against Saskatoon Aden Bowman 89-58. That created a match-up with Saskatoon Holy Cross – the eventual tournament champions – and a 76-57 loss. Given the Crusaders’ stature as one of the top 5A teams in the province, the loss was more of a learning experience for Central, an example of where they need to get to in order to be at that level. “It was really good for us, they played a physical game and had a couple of big guys inside who really dominated

the offensive board,” Boughen explained. “But we think if we play them again we can make some adjustments... I was talking to the organizer of the Leboldus tournament and he was saying he wasn’t sure if he wanted us in the same bracket as Holy Cross again and I was like ‘no, no we want to play those guys again’. So hopefully we get another shot and we’ll see what we can do.” The Cyclones have taken the unique approach of seeking out elite level tournaments throughout the season, including a stop at the Harry Ainlay Tri-Province Tournament in Edmonton during the Feb. 15 weekend. “We’re trying to stretch a bit with the tournaments we’re going to this year, testing ourselves against some different teams,” Boughen said. “It’s all part of developing as much as we can making sure we’re playing our best basketball when it counts.” That’ll include keeping things on as even a keel as pos-


sible in local action – if the results from opening night are any indication, motivation will be something the Cyclones will need to keep an eye on. “We haven’t played everyone yet, and Peacock lost some really good Grade 12s from last season, but if this is how the league is this year we’ll still be working on things,” Boughen said. “We’ve set some defensive goals and things like that, and we’re pushing ourselves in practice as much as we can. Now we just have to keep improving as much as we can and see what happens.” **** The Peacock Toilers also find themselves off to an impressive start in senior girls action, having reached the playoffs at the Bowlt Classic and then downed Central 82-65 in their season opener. Peacock posted a 2-1 record in the round robin, defeating Swift Current 80-64 and Aden Bowman 52-37 to go along with a 79-64 loss to Saskatoon Centennial. That saw them advance to the bronze medal game where they dropped a 71-36 decision to Holy Cross. In other boys league play from opening week, the Vanier Vikings also got off to a solid start as they rolled to a 10739 win over Briercrest Christian Academy. Javan Panko scored 28 points for Vanier to lead all scorers, Riley Follensbee added 23, Musa Peter led BCA with 11 points. In the lone girls league game Dec. 6, Melissa Ellis scored 26 points as the BCA Cougars took a 67-37 win over the Vanier Spirits. Brooklyn Martens added 16 points for the Cougars, Emma Carter picked up 10. Vanier was led by Trinity Roberts with nine points.


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Découverte Bébéatrice Le show du Refuge (N) Défier Téléjournal Infoman NCIS “Twofer” NCIS: Los Angeles (N) Madam Secretary News Block God Friended Me (N) The Rookie “Pilot” Law & Order: SVU etalk Goldbergs (6:00) Evenings on The Weather Network Football (:20) NFL Football Philadelphia Eagles at Los Angeles Rams. (N) News A Christmas Carol ››› “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” The National (N) 60 Minutes God Friended Me (N) NCIS: Los Angeles (N) FBI “Pilot” Joel Osteen (6:00) ›››› “The Sound of Music” (1965, Musical) Julie Andrews. News Sports “Return to Christmas Creek” (2018) Tori Anderson. Versailles Etthen Heldeli (:15) NFL Football Philadelphia Eagles at Los Angeles Rams. (N) SportsCent. NHL Hockey Tampa Bay Lightning at Winnipeg Jets. NHL Hockey Edmonton Oilers at Vancouver Canucks. Football (:20) NFL Football Philadelphia Eagles at Los Angeles Rams. (N) Corner Gas “A Majestic Christmas” “Hope at Christmas” (2018, Romance) Ryan Paevey. “Christmas Around” Out of Sight (:40) ›› “Speed Racer” (2008) Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci. “The Devil Wears Prada” Funniest Home Videos ››› “Die Hard 2” (1990, Action) Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia. Drop/Mic 90 Day Fiancé (N) American Gypsy Wedding Master of Arms Alaska: The Last Frontier Alaska: The Last Frontier Big Bang Big Bang › “Zoolander 2” (2016) Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson. ››› “Dodgeball” (2004, Comedy) Vince Vaughn. ››› “Meet Me in St. Louis” (1944) Judy Garland. ››› “Little Women” (1994, Drama) Winona Ryder. Prancer ›› “Last Holiday” (2006) Queen Latifah, Gérard Depardieu. “Buster & Chauncey” NASCAR Racing NASCAR Racing “A Bad Moms Christmas” ››› “Miracle on 34th Street” (1994, Children’s) Ray Donovan (N) (:05) ››› “A United Kingdom” (2016) ›› “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” (2016) (5:15) “The Square” (7:50) ››› “Darkest Hour” (2017) Gary Oldman. “The Shape of Water” Angels (:20) Angels in America (:25) Angels in America (:45) Sally4Ever Sally4Ever















District 31 L’épicerie Les enfants de la télé La nostalgie de l’enfance. Le téléjournal (N) Survivor (Season Finale) (N) Survivor (N) Global News at 10 (N) 4th Annual Howie Mandel Stand-Up Russell Peters Christmas Big Bang etalk (N) (6:00) Evenings With Kim MacDonald LEGO LEGO All 4 Pets Game Night Pentatonix: News J. Fallon Frosty Coronation Smartest Person Junior Mr. D Ha!ifax-Fest The National (N) Survivor (Season Finale) (N) Survivor (N) Ent. Tonight Late-Colbert Olaf’s Shrek/Halls Mod Fam Single Goldbergs Housewife News J. Kimmel Cool Kids Cool Kids Mod Fam Single Mom Mom Nordic L Nordic L 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship Canada vs Switzerland. (N) SportsCentre (N) Hockey NHL Hockey Montreal Canadiens at Colorado Avalanche. (N) Sportsnet Central (N) Alberta Primetime (N) Big Bang etalk (N) Watts Holidays “The Christmas Parade” “Switched for Christmas” “A Christmas to Remember” (2016) Mira Sorvino. “9 Lives-C’mas” (6:55) “Leap 4 Your Life” (2013) (:20) “The End of Silence” (2006) ›› “Rock of Ages” 3’s Comp. 3’s Comp. Raymond Raymond Raymond Raymond Frasier Frasier The 12 Pops of Christmas Obsession (:02) Family by the Ton (:02) My 600-Lb. Life Mayday Border Live “Border Live 12.19.18” (N) Highway Thru Hell Big Bang Big Bang Mike Mike Seinfeld Seinfeld Seinfeld Seinfeld ››› “Bachelor Mother” (1939) (:45) ›››› “Oliver Twist” (1948) Robert Newton, Alec Guinness. “Miracle on 34th Street” (:15) ›› “Nothing Like the Holidays” (2008) John Leguizamo. Gremlins NASCAR Racing Refuse to Lose Pinks Pinks Girl on Train (:35) ››› “War for the Planet of the Apes” (2017) Andy Serkis. “Ouija: Origin of Evil” (:15) ››› “Game Night” (2018) Jason Bateman. Just Another Immigrant Ray Donovan Assassin (:25) ››› “The Square” (2017) Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss. ›› “Tomb Raider” John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls Andre the Giant Westworld

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AUTOS For sale: 1996 Chev extended cab 1/2 ton, 4x4 automatic transmission, 5.7L engine, air, cruise, tilt, in good condition. Phone 306-631-1454



chelle@hotmail.com or text 306-690-1554. Coins are great Christmas gifts. I have 3 complete sets of small cents including the 1923 to 26. Worth $250 plus ea. Offers? I also have large cents and silver 5,10,25,50,$1. Contact me at rodscoin@gmail.com for any coins you need or want, I just may have it. Will meet you in Moose Jaw for viewing.

Royal Albert Connoisseur soup bowls. 4 in perfect condition and one with hair line crack. $100 total. Contact at rodchelle@hotmail.com or text at 306-690-1554 Pair of Christmas ornaments $2 306-681-8749

4 rims and tires for Audi or Volkswagen. Rims are FRD 5 hole 112mm, ET 35  made in Italy. Tires are Falken 22545ZR17 94W M&S. Package worth 0ver $1200 asking $599. Contact at rodchelle@ hotmail.com or text at 306690-1554 MOTORBIKES & SNOWMOBILES For sale: one snowbear 4 by 8 ft new take off sides & wired with lights. Ph 306-972-9172 135 TOOLS & EQUIPMENT For sale: 12 lbs of 1-1/4in Gyprock screws 75 lbs of self leveling compound 50 lbs of mortar (grey colour) All new material. Ph 306-972-9172 New plumbing fittings & water lines. Phone 306-972-9172 FOR RENT For rent: 594 sq ft 1 bedroom condo with balcony at the beautiful Cabel Village. Fridge, stove, dishwasher, and in room wash & dryer, water, power, and parking spot with plug in included. Also included 24 hour bistro bar for you and your guests, 24 hour personal emergency pendant and 24 home security. All scheduled activities and entertainment included. House keeping, meals, transportation and hair dresser at an extra cost. Call Gary at 306-631-5632

Space for Rent - Need rental space for your community event, club activity or weekly meeting? The Bridge Community Centre is available at 303 Coteau St. West on South Hill! The building features an Upstairs Chapel with seating for 60 people, built in sound-system and audio-video interface (projector and screen). Downstairs features a performance stage, seating for 80 people, kitchen and washroom facilities. Call 306-692-6792 to book your one-time or recurring spot today! COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY Wii system for sale. Includes 14 games, wii fit, star wars lego, m&m racing and others, 2 controllers, 2 driving wheels, 2 revolvers for western shooting game asking $150.00 for all 306 630 5704 BRAND NEW IN BOX , NEVER USED 35mm SLIDE SCANNER Transfer your old 35mm slides directly to your computer where you can print copies put them on CD’s or look at them on your TV. Compatible with Windows XP or Vista not Windows 10 $75.00 306-6942172 MISCELLANEOUS Sukanen Ship Museum 2019 Calendar, $15 at Moose Jaw Express, Western Development Museum, Iver Main Centre, Central Butte, or call 306-6927357 New steel fence gate black lock and handle. 306-9729172 1 New all black sway foot stool. Ph 306-972-9172 Brand new still in the box 6 leg 10x10 storage shed 1/2 price $100. 306-693-4723 after 6pm


Antique Singer Treadle sewing machine with factory add on electric motor. With some attachments. Worth over 400 asking $220. Hearing impaired so contact by email at rod-

2004 Ford F250 4X4 Superduty supercab . Strong 5.4 litre motor. Newer rebuilt 4X4 transmission. Warn locking front hubs. Back up camera included. Has sat for 2 years and started right up. Needs TLC $4500. Hearing impaired so email at rodchelle@hotmail. com or Text at 306-690-1554 AUTO PARTS

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6 drawers, 1 is a 5 drawer unit and 6 have 3 drawers. Tallest in the lot is the 5 drawer at 39”. Best offer: 6 mahogany wood shelving unites. Heights range from 64” high to 30” and widths from 36” to 24”. 4 are 12” deep and 2 are 9.6”. Best offer: A 2-door storage cabinet. Colour white, 6’ high, 29” wide and 16” deep. $50: A 4-drawers, vertical, legal size filing cabinet. $50. All items are in like new condition. Call 306692-0676 HOUSEHOLD ITEMS Kenmore deep freezer 42 by 22. Kenmore washer & dryer. Ph 306-972-9172 Sectional Couch for sale. Ph 306-972-9172

$249.00, will sell for $125.00 or B.O. Call 306-692-0676.

For sale: Bathroom stand $15.00 (new) Call 692-5091

For sale: Dishes (Large) 6 xmas pattern plates, 3 cups, 3 saucers, 1 tear pot. Maple Leaf pattern 9 dishes, 4 saucers, 4 cups, and 4 soup dishes. 306692-1339 evenings

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For sale: Photo Frame 8x10 $10. Call 692-5091 Moving - must sell. 4 pce. Bedroom suite. 54” box spring and mattress is just 3 years old. Included is a 3 drawer chiffonier, 3 drawer mirrored dresser and a night table. $150: 4 foot round oak dining room table with 4 matching chairs. Included is a 2 foot extension leaf makes the table 4’x6’. $200: A 3 cushion fabric sofa, 82” wide, solid beige colour. $75: A 2 drawer, 2 door white kitchen cart. 38” wide, 19” deep and 37” high. Paid $350 will sell for $100: See through storage tower cabinets. 1 has

For sale: 1 high back old arm chair refinished years ago, 1 old rocking chair good shape. Also sewing basket with about 50 spools of thread. 306-6921339 evenings Fiber optic animated Christmas girl angel, poinsettias. 306-693-1877 2 Porcelain fiber optic house. 306-693-1877 Snowman symphony plays 25 carols. 306-693-1877 People, trees for village, Christmas parade marching band, sleigh ride “village collection” decoration. 2 Christmas villages. 306-693-1877 Artificial plants, poinsettias and other. 306-693-1877 (Globe) musical waterglobe with revolving base. 306-6931877 12” glass ball tree. 306-6931877

Antique solid oak desk. Very good condition.  Asking 150.00 OBO.  Call (306) 692-8517 leave message. For Sale. 8 drawer, 2 door Jewelry Armoire with top lid opening to reveal a mirror. Paid

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equipment for sale. Gym with weights and bench, ski machine, stationary bike, bar bell set, Sears Freespirit electric treadmill and Air Master fitness system. Will sell separately or as group. Call (306) 692-8517 leave message Bowflex tread climber model 5000 paid $2400.00 now cheap. 306-693-4723 after 6pm For sale: Ice fishing shelter. 306-694-0922

For sale: Knitted hockey socks (new) 8 pairs. White/gold/navy. $40 Call 692-5091. WANTED I want to pay cash for your unwanted guns, in any condition, gun parts, ammo, in Moose Jaw and area, references available. Pick up a location that suits you. Call or text 1-306-641-4447 I am looking for a John Deere L or LA tractor in any condition, or parts. Call or text 306-6414447 Wanted older Degelman or Shulte reel type Rockpicker, in good condition. Call or text 1-306-641-4447 Wanted an older Truck with 4 Cylinder with Automatic transmission . No rust. Call or Text 1-306-641-4447 I am looking for a Lever or Pump action 22 Rifle, as well as a Chipmunk 22 Rifle. Call or text 306-641-4447 I pay cash for tractors up to 50 HP, with 3 point hitch, running or not, and 3 point hitch equipment, Call or text 306641-4447 Free pickup of your unwanted garden tillers, snowblowers and lawn tractors in Moose Jaw. Call or text 1-306-6414447 Wanted a lever or pump action 22 magnum rifle. Call or text 306-641-4447 SERVICES Will do general painting & contracting, interior & exterior. Free estimate. 30 years experience. Phone 306-972-9172 Will fix & sell Lewis cattle oiler. Phone 306-972-9172 Kats ‘n Pyjamas Caring for kitty(ies) in the familiarity of their own home. A retired teacher and a retired security officer, with 20+ years of caring for kitties. Phone: (306) 6931940; cell: (306) 630-9310 Email: jrlumsden07@hotmail.com Junk to the dump in and around Moose Jaw and surrounding area- $35 and up 306-681-8749


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Report: Maria had $43B impact on Puerto Rico’s economy By Danica Coto | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico _ A report from Puerto Rico’s government says Hurricane Maria had a $43 billion impact on the U.S. territory’s economy, $1 billion more than originally estimated. The Puerto Rico Planning Board’s report says its calculations took into account millions of dollars received so far in federal hurricane recovery funds and insurance money.

Overall, the board found that the capital of San Juan was among the six most affected cities on the island after the Category 4 storm hit in September 2017, causing more than an estimated $100 billion in damage. Puerto Rico economist Jose Caraballo said in a phone interview Monday that federal aid and insurance payouts so far have covered only 24 per cent of

the losses reported. The government said losses for the private sector alone totalled $30 billion, with manufacturing reporting the highest loss of income and agriculture among the highest damage to infrastructure and equipment. © 2018 The Canadian Press


Gluts, price differential: Six things to know about Canada’s oil price gap EDMONTON _ The Alberta government has ordered a mandatory cut to crude oil production next year to deal with historically low prices being paid for Canadian oil. Here are six things to know about Canada’s resource: Light or heavy: Each type of oil around the world has its own price. New-York-traded West Texas Intermediate (WTI), delivered at Cushing, Okla., is the benchmark price for light crude oil in North America. Western Canadian Select (WCS) is the reference price for heavy crude oil from the oilsands delivered at Hardisty, Alta.

Price differential: Canada’s heavy crude usually trades at a discount because of refining and transportation costs, so a price gap or differential is typical between WTI and WCS. Record gap: The differential is usually between US$10 to US$15 per barrel. The biggest gap _ US$52 per barrel _ was recorded in October. Experts say the extreme discount happened due to a reliance on high-cost transportation _ rail and truck _ instead of new pipelines. The glut: Alberta says about 190,000 barrels of raw crude oil and bitumen are being produced each day

that can’t be shipped out. Roughly 35 million barrels, about twice the normal level, are in storage. Cutting production: The province has ordered the output of raw crude oil and bitumen to be reduced by 8.7 per cent, or 325,000 barrels per day, starting in January. As the excess storage clears, the reduction is expected to drop to 95,000 barrels a day until the end of next December. The move is expected to narrow the differential by at least $4 per barrel. © 2018 The Canadian Press


Saskatchewan introduces mandatory semi-truck driver training after Broncos crash By Ryan McKenna | THE CANADIAN PRESS

REGINA _ The Saskatchewan government is introducing mandatory training for semi-truck drivers almost eight months after the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. Starting in March, drivers seeking a Class 1 commercial licence will be required to undergo at least 121.5 hours of training. Joe Hargrave, minister for Saskatchewan Government Insurance, said the crash _ that killed 16 people and injured 13 when the junior hockey team’s bus and a semi collided at a rural intersection _ influenced Monday’s announcement. Drivers will be instructed for 47 hours in a classroom, 17.5 hours in a yard and 57 hours behind the wheel as part of the new program. There’s also a 12-month safety monitoring program for drivers now in effect. Previously, Saskatchewan Government Insurance accredited driving schools

but training was not mandatory. Ontario is currently the only province that has mandatory truck driver training consisting of 103.5 hours. Hargrave said Saskatchewan used Ontario’s training guide but modified it to give drivers more time behind the wheel and air-brake training. Alberta is making driver training with a standardized curriculum for new commercial truckers and bus drivers mandatory as of March 1. All new commercial carriers in Alberta will have to prove they comply with transportation safety regulations before they start operating. © 2018 The Canadian Press


Trudeau criticized for tweet to Trevor Noah pledging $50M charity gift By Janice Dickson | THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA _ Canada will contribute $50 million to a global charity for children’s education, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted to comedian Trevor Noah, a pledge that quickly drew criticism both for its content and its form. Celebrities gathered in Johannesburg, South Africa on Sunday for the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100, a charity concert honouring Nelson Mandela a century after he was born.

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Trudeau tweeted to Noah, who is hosting the festival, that Canada would give the money to Education Cannot Wait, an organization that funds education for children affected by conflicts, natural disasters and other crises. Global Citizen is an organization that wants to end extreme poverty by 2030. Its Mandela 100 campaign sought to bring in US$1 billion in donations, and Global Citizen tweeted that the campaign surpassed


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that goal, bringing in over $7 billion. ``Hey ?Trevornoah - thanks for everything you’re doing to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s legacy at the ?GlblCtzn festival. Sorry I can’t be with you - but how about Canada pledges $50M to ?EduCannotWait to support education for women & girls around the world? Work for you? Let’s do it,’’ Trudeau tweeted to the South African comedian and ``The Daily Show’’ host. But back in Canada critics were less enthusiastic. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer accused Trudeau of pledging $50 million in a tweet to impress a TV personality. Toronto-based lawyer and former Liberal staffer Warren Kinsella tweeted that Education Cannot Wait is a worthy cause, but called Trudeau’s tweet an ``appalling’’ way for the decision to be communicated, ``to a American-based TV host, no less.’’ © 2018 The Canadian Press WALMART CORRECTION NOTICE Flyer ending Dec. 5th, 2018. The advertised price of $29.87 for Fingerlings Hugs (#31515205) is incorrect. The correct price is $39.87. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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City Hall Council Notes Moose Jaw city council will be looking to work with and around a proposed 3.82 municipal tax increase during their upcoming budget deliberations after city administration revealed the preliminary budget for 2019 at a special meeting on Dec. 3. That’s after deciding in the spring to move to a priority-based budget process, which is expected to substantially change not only the way the city goes about developing the budget, but what programs and services receive the most support regardless of past decisions. “It’s a change from a ‘what is needed’ approach to a ‘what can be accomplished with available funding’ approach, and in essence it’s to spend within the municipality’s means of finance,” explained Brian Acker, City of Moose Jaw director of financial services. “So, in essence, it’s a complete shift in the way of thinking from the past when budgets were based strictly on ‘this is what we need in order to provide whatever it is’.” Council gave direction to the priority budget process this past spring, with city administration working from there to bring forward the preliminary plan. Prioritizing programs and services is based upon a variety of criteria, including how essential that program is, the impact related to citizens and alignment with the city’s goals and strategic plans. “It really comes down to doing your pri-

orities well, which means possibly not getting to the lesser priorities... Some things you can’t do and we can’t be all things to all people,” Acker said. “The priorities we have we need to do well.” Each budget submission included information on program and service evaluations, creating a numerical value out of 100 supporting each item. For example, the fire service budget presentation saw providing medical support in the health region receive an 88.6 score, public education an 88.0 score, the dispatch service an 86.8 score and fire suppression and prevention an 85.8 priority score when it comes to areas of focus and improvement for 2019. The end result for the 2019 operating budget is a revenue increase of 0.2 per cent and expenditure increase of 2.5 per cent to maintain the same, current programs and services, resulting in a 3.82 per cent increase to balance the budget. The operating budget consists of the general revenue fund, transit and para-transit, waterworks, sanitary sewer and solid waste. General revenue and transit directly impact potential tax increases; utilities do not as their costs are funded from fees charged for their use. Acker pointed to the municipal tax levy as a major reason for the lower revenue projection, as funds from the levy actually fell 0.27 per cent, down $72,511 from last year. Considering taxation accounts

for 57 per cent of operating budget revenues, that represents a significant shortfall. “We’ve had steady growth in the tax levy over the years, but unfortunately in 2019 we’re not seeing that growth,” Acker said. “We actually have a small reduction in our overall tax revenues we expect to see and that’s due to our assessment just not growing at the level we hoped and as well the significant commercial appeal losses we’ve suffered.” Appeals losses totalled $130,837 for 2018, adding to the total of lost tax revenue through assessments of $1.3 million since 2013. As for expenditures, the general government – covering the functions at City Hall proper – saw an increase of $291,17, while police services seeks an additional $458,373, leading all departmental increases. Presentations, discussions and revisions to the various departmental and organizational budgets are ongoing, with meetings slated throughout December. **** The capital budget – which provides funds for the city to undertake major construction and rehabilitation projects – covers a five-year period from 2019 to 2023 and features total spending of $240,562,577 allocated to areas such as transportation ($47M), storm sewers

($4.7M), waterworks utility ($119M), sanitary sewer ($32M) and the solid waste utility ($11M). The current capital budget funding level sits at $138.1 million for the five years; $30 million in borrowing is planned for 2019 and further borrowing of $45 million in the future combined with reserves and sort-term self-financing will provide cashflow for planned projects. Unfortunately, the general capital reserve – providing for the upkeep and replacement of core infrastructure such as streets, storm sewers and parks and recreation – found itself overwhelmed by expenditure requests, which resulted in the city making a series of cuts to the 2019 portion of the budget. That included $550,000 less for street paving, $400,000 less for traffic control upgrades, $650,000 for structure upgrades and the reallocation of the $226,000 Kinsmen Sportplex upgrade to 2020. Seeing as the work removed from 2019 will need to take place in the future and expenditure requests are constantly increasing, additional funding will be needed to be found. City administration recommended further exploration of provincial and federal grants – of which Moose Jaw currently receives very few – as a potential solution for the shortfall.

Riverview Collegiate hosts Personal Wellness Conference for students Sasha-Gay Lobban

Creating awareness about personal wellness is an important goal at Riverview Collegiate. On Wednesday, December 5, all students at the school got an opportunity to learn the importance of personal wellness and its benefits, while having fun at the same time. Student support staff at the school hosted a Personal Wellness Conference which took place throughout the day, engaging grades 9 to 12 students in an activity-filled day, focusing on their personal well-being. They were grouped into four sessions; two information-based and the others activity-based. The sessions were led by local volunteers who passed on first-hand information to students and conducted active sessions which included workouts, dancing and general fun ac-

My Own Worst Enemy Fitness with Brandi doing Pound Fitness.

tivities. The four different sessions were Dance Fitness with Kyra, which had students dancing up a storm while working out; My Own Worst Enemy Fitness with Brandi doing Pound Fitness, which featured workouts with drumsticks, and two different information sessions on personal wellness strategies led by Prairie South School Division #210 personnel. Heather Miller, Student Support Teacher at Riverview Collegiate said the overall goal of the conference is to create awareness of different ways to be healthy; making healthy choices, how to cope under stressful situations and having an active lifestyle. “One of our learning improvement teams is focusing on personal wellness, healthy coping strategies and general wellness for students. This conference is a way of bringing that into focus. It has been well received by the students and everyone has been enjoying themselves while learning at the same time,” Miller said. “Our main goal is to promote personal activities through healthy activity-led sessions as well as information sessions. We loved that the students enjoyed the sessions. It was really fun for them because it is not just learning in a classroom setting but more of a relaxed, fun session which allowed them to do high energy activities.” Student, Sasha Hleck, grade 12 student at Riverview said she appreciated the awareness the activities brought to personal wellness, especially when it comes to managing stress. “The sessions we engaged in were really good.

Dance Fitness with Kyra had students working up a sweat as they enjoyed dancing and working out. They provided us with pointers on how to cope with stress, one of the main topics that was highlighted. I think we’re taught about it throughout our whole high school experience but now that talking about it is becoming more of a popular thing, everyone is recognizing more often how to deal with stress and these sessions, especially the information sessions that bring it into more focus,” she said. “I think it is great for the school to make this effort to do this because it is good for us to be educated and know what to do if we’re ever in a situation where we’d need to use these skills. I think it’s just good skills to know throughout life and to know how to make sure you’re taking care of yourself.” Riverview Collegiate will be hosting another Personal Conference in the spring of 2019.


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Recent Friendship Bridge Club Results Dec 4

1. Farris Baba and Ron Bartusek 2. Jeff Walpole and Bryce Warren 3. Dave and Valerie Morrell Hidden. Dorothy McFadden and Neta VanIderstine

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by Wanda Smith

Emergency Preparedness

Nov 27

1. Ron and Linda McInnis 2. Anita Duncan and Dorothy McFadden 3. Dave and Valerie Morrell Hidden. Ron and Marilyn Bartusek

Nov 20

1/2 Farris Baba and Phyllis Johnstone 1/2 Dave and Valerie Morrell 3. Judy Bender and Helen Machmer Hidden. Lawrence and Faye Johnstone

Nov 13

1. Mary Stuart and Laura Westfall 2. Carol Gustafson and Bob Busse 3. Ron and Linda McInnis Hidden. Lawrence and Faye Johnstone

Moose Jaw Duplicate Bridge Club Results ROOKIE/MASTER PAIRS MONDAY EVE SESSION DECEMBER 3, 2018 1 Rae Trites - Adele Owatz 2 Ann McNally - Linda Griffin 3 Donna Campbell - Anita Duncan 4/5 Dorothy McFadden - Maureen Keal 4/5 Jeff Bryant - Don MacDonald Not enough players for a Wednesday game THURS. STRAT PAIRS THURSDAY EVE SESSION DECEMBER 6, 2018 1 Len Davidson - Ken Newton 2/3 Rae Trites - Nancy Findlay 2/3 Don MacDonald - Jeff Bryant

Zion United Church

Worship Service, Dec. 16, 10:30 a.m. Minister: Rev. Tim Ellis, Music Director: Bruce Learmonth

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60 Athabasca Street East 306-692-0533 Minister: Rev. Jim Tenford Iroquois St W Music Director:277 Karen Purdy Moose Jaw, SK Sunday, May 14th, 2017 Next Service Service: December Worship 10:30am16, 10:30am Rev. Walter Engel & Sunday School

St. Andrew’s United Church

Southern Saskatchewan has been experiencing a weather phenomenon with the recent hoar frost or rime ice that has blanketed a lot of the province. Thick frost covering anything in the open air has created endless opportunities for take breathtaking family, landscape or wildlife pictures. The frost was so thick; it ended up wreaking havoc, as many of us know, by causing widespread power outages throughout the province several times. I trust you all survived and were able to stay warm. Thankfully, my family was prepared. Hubby is very practical and self-sufficient in many ways so I lean heavily on his problem-solving abilities. I, too, have been working towards stocking a better emergency kit than I have in the past. It is so easy to get caught up in our life of ease and not be prepared for such an emergency as we just had. No matter how easy it is to put our head in the sand or think someone else will rescue us, it is foolish to not be prepared. Oh wise one, do what you must do to prepare yourself. There are several ways to be prepared for an emergency at any given moment; physically, mentally and spiritually. Use common sense and build a small 72 hour emergency kit. This should include non-perishables, blankets, water, and a heat source if possible (research ‘terracotta heaters’) and then gather additional personal supplies you deem necessary to survive for several days. Proverbs gives multitudes of wisdom about planning ahead, using wisdom and being prepared. Also, get your vehicle stocked with the essentials such as a flashlight with batteries, a few protein bars/granola bars, a change of clothing, first aid kit, a shovel, blanket, candle and matches and more. You may find further information on the internet called “Emergency Preparedness Guide.” Secondly, prepare mentally. Develop some mental toughness to be able endure an emergency without a lot of stress and drama. Rehearse what you would do ahead of time to be prepared if you needed to leave or stay bunked in at a moment’s notice. Build up your stamina to withstand hard situations and become strong in the Lord, meditating on His strength and renewing your mind. Thirdly, stay spiritually alert! I was reminded of the parable in Matthew of the Wise and Foolish Virgins. This is a warning to us to all be ready for Jesus’ return. The time is condensing and the world is shifting into preparation for the end-time harvest. We must be spending time with Jesus, keeping our lamps full of oil, and being ready in season and out of season to listen for His leading. “Be prepared for action at a moment’s notice. Be like the servants who anticipate their master’s return from a wedding celebration. They are ready to unlock and open the door for him at a moment’s notice.” (Luke 12) The head-in-the-sand scenario is no excuse. The Word of God warns us to be alert, aware and listening to our Good Shepherd. As we spend time in His Word, listening to preaching and teaching, talking to Him throughout the day and developing a deep relationship with Him, He will lead us and guide us in the way we should go. Deciding to wait and give our lives to Jesus when He returns will be too late. Don’t be left behind! Make a quality decision to be prepared spirit, soul and body. Do whatever it takes to be ready, dear reader. Scripture references: Matthew 25:1-13, Luke 12:35-36


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Traditional Anglican Parish Now worshipping at

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

Music Director: Karen Purdy • Choir Director: Jenna Nash

Christmas Advent III Sunday, December 16th, 2018 10:30 am Worship Service & Sunday School E-mail: st.andrews.mj@sasktel.net Facebook: www.facebook.com/StAndrewsUnitedChurchMooseJaw Website: http://standrewsmoosejaw.ca


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

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August 28th, 1934 – December 5th, 2018

Martin Young passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 at the age of 84 years. He was predeceased by his father, John (1971); mother, Harriet (2000); and brother-in-law, Peter Kroeker. Martin is survived by his loving wife, Marlene; children: David (Vivian) and their children Alexandra (Brianna), Connor, and Layne, Connie (Perry) and their children Eric and Rhiannon, Kevin (Francine) and their children Cody, Carson, and Madison; great-grandson, Caelan who was born on July 5th, 2018; sister, Elva and brother, Leslie (Judy) and their families. Martin was born on August 28th, 1934 In Moose Jaw, SK and was the second child for John and Harriet. He attended grade school at Stony Beach, SK. Martin started working for the PFRA in 1956 and retired in 1991 after 35 years of employment. Martin enjoyed working in his garage and garden. He also enjoyed woodworking and built many projects for his family and relatives. A Private Family Graveside Service was held on December 8th, 2018 at Sunset Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Gary McDowell, Funeral Director 306-693-4550 www. moosejawfuneralhome.com



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William Glen Wiggins William Glen Wiggins, 78, of Moose Jaw, SK passed away on December 2, 2018 surrounded by much of his family. He was born near Manor, SK to Art and Mona (Kyle) Wiggins and was raised on a farm without electricity or plumbing. He grew up riding his horse to Manor school, doing his share of chores, and enjoying life on the prairie. With adventure on his mind, Glen joined the RCAF at the age of 17. He worked as an Airframe Technician on a variety of aircraft and was stationed in Ottawa, Marville France, Lahr Germany, Trenton and Moose Jaw. He most enjoyed the camaraderie of his fellow Air Force personnel and participated in volleyball and hockey throughout his career. The Air Force also offered him the opportunity to meet his wife of 55 years, Vicki (Eidsforth) while stationed at RCAF Uplands Ottawa. Glen will be remembered for his wit, love of family, and his creative flair. If he wasn’t playing with a grandchild, he’d also be tinkering in his workshop, building another model airplane, or recycling scraps to make some delightful object. Not only that, he was an excellent ping pong and foosball player who consistently left younger players dumbfounded at his skill. Glen was preceded in death by his parents, sister Shirley and brother Dale. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Vicki and his children Michael (Lisa) and Shirley (Kelly). Glen leaves behind eight grandchildren, Tenia (Sean), Christian (Desiree), Kylie, Ryland, Logan, Cameron, Grace and Emma. He will also be missed by his great-grandson James, his brother Ken (Chris), sister-in-law Gaye and brother-in-law Bernie (Mary), and numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 1:30 pm at Parkview Funeral Chapel, 474 Hochelaga St W, Moose Jaw. Della Ferguson will officiate. A private interment will be held at Rosedale Cemetery. The Wiggins family would like to thank Dr. Ahmed and Dr. Niaz, nurses Ally, Debbie and the “Kims” at Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital for their care and compassion during Glen’s final days. Per Adura Ad Astra. In living memory of Glen, a memorial tree planting will be made by Jones-Parkview Funeral Services. Please see our online book of condolences at www.parkviewfuneralchapel.ca and www.wjjonesandson.com (Obituaries). Dayna Chamberlain, Funeral Director.



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Marion Bernice Best Marion Bernice Best (nee Gerrie) passed away peacefully on November 29, 2018, at the age of 92. Marion was born in Moose Jaw on April 27, 1926 and spent her early years on the family homestead on the 8 mile road. She and her sisters Jean and Nora attended Carmel School before moving into Moose Jaw, where they attended the Convent of Sion, and worked at Johnstone Dairies serving ice cream. During this time, she met Roy Best at Temple Gardens, and this began a lifetime of dancing. They were married in 1948 and eventually settled on Second Ave. N.E. where they raised their family. She and Roy loved to dance and spent many Saturday evenings with friends socializing and dancing. After Roy’s passing, Marion was a billet for the Warriors for many years. She enjoyed attending Warriors games, often with a grandchild or two in tow, and was a member of the Warriors Booster Club. She was also a member of Zion United Church, the UCW, and the Mizpah Chapter of the Eastern Star. Marion was very active and fit, attending aquafit, yoga and walking in Wakamow into her eighties. Predeceased by her parents, Rodger and Bernice Gerrie; her husband Roy; sisters Jean Bunnell and Nora Richards, she is survived by her family: Barry (Dianna) – Moose Jaw; Glenn (Jan) – Cairns, Australia; Joan (Rod) Randolph – Sherwood Park, AB; Bonni – Cairns, Australia; Donna (Mark) Forbes, and Kevin (Christy) – all of Moose Jaw; fourteen grandchildren: Matt and Rebecca Best; Denis, Todd and Riley Best; Jason (Renee), Derrick, Brad (Dana), and Kerri Kettlewell; Zach and Maddie Howarth; Kandra and Halle Forbes; and Cullen Best; great-grandchildren: Hunter Kettlewell; Scott, Brooke and Cole and Summer Kettlewell; Kassia Hales and Montana Kettlewell; and Nate, Sienna and Scarlett Kettlewell; many special nieces and nephews, and other extended family. A Celebration of Marion’s Life will take place at Zion United Church on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 1:30 pm. Della Ferguson will officiate. Following cremation, Marion will be placed beside Roy at Prairie Memorial Columbarium. The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the staff of Extendicare for their kind and loving care of our Mom. In living memory of Marion, a memorial tree planting will be made by Jones-Parkview Funeral Services. Please see our online book of condolences at www.parkviewfuneralchapel.ca or www.wjjonesandson.com (Obituaries). Kelly Scott, Funeral Director.

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ELLINGSON Ira Kenneth Ellingson, age 85, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Pioneer Lodge in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. He was born December 25, 1932 on a farm near Vidora, Saskatchewan, one of 9 children to Rudolph and Caroline (Anderson) Ellingson. He married Joyce Richardson on November 30, 1962 in Eastend, Saskatchewan. In 1963, they moved to Mortlach, Saskatchewan, where they raised their family and built their lives together in the same family home until the time of Ira’s passing. Ira was a hardworking husband and father, and was famous for his infectious sense of humor. As a young man, he began his career with the federal government working for the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Association, retiring at age 56 after 32 years of service in varying roles. At the same time, he followed his passion to farm and raise cattle until he disposed of his farming operation in his later years. He held on to a small parcel of land on the north side of Mortlach, where he continued to raise a few horses and tinker around. He loved to tell his grandchildren stories and take them for trips to the barn to see the horses. Every chance he got he would be on the road visiting auction sales, hoping for a good piece of pie and a visit with an old friend. He received several awards for his service to the community. Ira is survived by his wife of 56 years, Joyce; five children: Barbara (Scott) Ellingson, Patricia Ellingson, Duane (Kelli) Ellingson, Clinton Ellingson, and Andy Ellingson; eight grandchildren: Chantai Spearman, Shandell Spearman, Adrian McLaren, Paige McLaren, Dylan Ellingson, Sydney Ellingson, Abygail Ellingson, and Gracie Ellingson; great-grandson, Karsyn Spearman; siblings, Ollie Ellingson, and Bernice (Bob) Weber; and many nieces and nephews. Ira was preceded by his parents, Rudolph and Caroline; brothers, Alby, Kermy, Guy, and Barry; and sisters, Laura, and Josephine. Ira will be remembered as a man who was hardworking, honorable and a man of his word. He loved the simple things in life and devoted his life to his family. A Celebration of Ira’s Life will be held on Monday, December 17, 2018 from 1:30 to 4:30 pm at Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, where the family will host a short program and greet friends over lunch. At a later date, Ira will be taken home to his place of birth, where his ashes will be buried in the cemetery at Consul, Saskatchewan beside several of his siblings. In lieu of flowers, contribution to Short Line 101 at Western Development Museum, 50 Diefenbaker Dr, Moose Jaw, SK S6J 1L9 will be appreciated. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Calvin Gammel, Funeral Director 306-693-4550 www.moosejawfuneralhome.com Dad, the weather is good today, may the sun shine on your face and the breeze blow through the trees and grass as you carry on your journey.

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

THE OPTIMIST CLUB PANCAKE member in good standing BREAKFAST will be held on Wednesday, December LEGION GENERAL MEETING -- Moose Jaw Branch 59 – 12th at 9:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s. Wednesday, December 19th @ 7:00 pm. ALL MEMBERS GOOD FOOD BOX (GFB) ORDERS are encouraged to attend. The 2019 Executive Officers will SCHEDULE: Money Due Dec. 12/Pick-Up Tues. Dec. be sworn in. 18. Pick-ups at Zion United Church. For more information FOOT CARE CLINIC for Legion Members – Thursday, on how to participate in the GFB program please call Hunger December 20th - call for an appointment in Moose Jaw at 306-693-0754. NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY – Monday, December 31st – KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FATHER GILPIN Legion Auditorium – Doors Open 7:30 pm – TRICK RYDER COUNCIL #9760 ANNUAL KEEP CHRIST 8:30 – 12:30, Lunch 10:30. Advance tickets $40 & $45. IN CHRISTMAS LIGHTING CONTEST. Volunteers will drive you home. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – There is no charge to enter. Entry forms are available EVERYONE WELCOME!! on the website www.mjknights.ca or you can contact ANNUAL NEW YEAR’S LEVEE - January 1st @ 12:00 pm Pat Meuse at 306-692-8111. Judging will take place on in the Lounge – complimentary lunch & Moose Milk - Adults Saturday 15 December, 2018, starting at 6:30 P.M. Prizes will only please for this occasion. be awarded for the top three entries. LEGION PROVINCIAL CURLING - Moose Jaw Branch #59 SCRAPS BAND CITY STRAY CAT RESCUE is hosting the 2019 Royal Canadian Legion Saskatchewan & PROTECTION SOCIETY 2018 SANTA Curling Bonspiel – January 18-20. Deadline for entries CLAWS 9 LIVES BOUTIQUE will be open at the into the Masters, Open, or Mixed Team Categories (Legion Town n Country Mall until December 27th: Mon-Weds- members only) is Dec 20, 2018. 11am-6pm/Thurs & Fri-11am-8pm/Sat-10am-6pm/Sun- ALSO - VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO HELP!! Please 12noon-5pm. Find your purr…fect gift ideas for Catmas, call the office 306-692-5453. Cat lovers and Cats! Honeysuckle pouches and crocheted MOOSE JAW & DISTRICT SENIORS’ Catmip mice, Cat Art Canvas inspurr…ations by Artist Sue ASSOCIATION @Timothy Eaton Garden – 101-510 Franklyn and Buy your first ever SCRAPS 2019 Community Main St N. For more information or the regular listing Pet Calendar. There will also be Handcrafted SCRAPS Cat of ongoing daily events call 306-694-4223 or mjsenior@ and Dog toys. For ore information email mj@hotmail.com or sasktel.net call the Catline at 306.692.7513 or 306.684.9048. 500 Card Tournament will be held on Thursday, December A CHRISTMAS LONG AGO will be held at the 13th from 1-4pm. Cost $5. Western Development Museum on Saturday, December Members & Friends Christmas Supper will be held on 15th and 22nd at 10:00 am and again at 2:00 pm both Thursday, December 13th at 5pm. Cost $16. Tickets must days. Pre-registration is required. Young visitors are invited be bought in advance. to learn about the festive season in Saskatchewan long Christmas Card & Bingo Blitz will be held on Friday, ago, see what types of gifts were given, and make an old- December 21st from 1-3pm in the XYZ auditorium. fashioned craft. Recommended for ages five years and up; COSMO SENIORS’ CENTRE, 235 Third Ave. families welcome. Regular museum admission applies. Free N.E. For more information call (306) 692-6072. for WDM members. Cosmo Mini Canasta on Friday, December 14th at 1:00pm. CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE will be held at St. Cost $5 includes snack & prizes. Andrew’s United Church Sanctuary, 60 Athabasca Street Cosmo Social Dance on Saturday, December 15th from East On Monday, December 24th at 8:00pm. The service 8pm-midnight. Band: Len Gadica. Cost $14pp includes will include Communion and Candlelighting. lunch. THE CHRISTMAS INN ANNUAL Cosmo New Year’s Eve Dance on Monday, December CHRISTMAS DINNER will be held at St Andrew’s 31st from 8pm-midnight. Band: Al & Company. Cost Church, 60 Athabasca St. E on Tuesday, December 25th, $25pp includes a turkey lunch. at 3:30pm with a Christmas Dinner Buffet. Call Carol Moran No Jam Sessions on December 25th or January 1st. Jam 306-690-8001 if you plan to attend or wish to volunteer Sessions Resume January 8th. A YOUTH (AGE 12+) SASK HUNTER REGISTER NOW FOR FRENCH CLASSES EDUCATION ON LINE COURSE TEST at Association Communautaire Fransaskoise de Moose SESSION AND CANADIAN FIREARM Jaw with numerous levels offered for Winter 2019. SAFETY COURSE WEEKEND will be conducted Beginner 1.3 (I know basic sentences) Thursdays Jan by the MOOSE JAW FIREARM SAFETY/HUNTER 24/31 Feb 7/14/21; Beginner 1.1 (I have never spoken EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR GROUP in January 2019. This French before) Thursdays Feb 28/Mar 7/14/21/28; will take place Friday Jan 4, 2019 (630pm-930pm) and Beginner 2.3 (I can have a basic conversation) Tuesdays Saturday Jan 5, 2019 (9-5pm plus testing). Students will Jan 22/29/Feb 5/12/19; Beginner 2.1 (I can have a basic take the Canadian Firearm Safety Course and participate in conversation) Tuesdays Feb 26/Mar 5/12/19/26; Francoa specific Sask Hunter Ed on line course review. At the end practique (casual studying and conversation) Weds Jan of Saturday they will write the comprehensive Sask Hunter 23/30/Feb 6/13/20 and Weds Feb 27/Mar 6/13/20/27. Cost Ed Test and Canadian Firearm Safety Course test and take $60 each level; $20 (franco-practique; Time: 6:30-8:30pm; the CFSC Firearm Practical handling test supplemented by 6:30-8:00pm (franco-practique). Location: 450, 3rd Ave specific SHED course handling requirements. To participate NW, MJ. $20 deposit is required upon registration. Class in this Youth course weekend the students must complete offer depends on the number of registrations. To Register their Sask Hunter Education On line course, go to www. call 306.692.8112 or email acfmoosejaw@gmail.com saskhuntered.ca click on online course, register and ARMY NAVY AND AIR FORCE VETERANS, complete. and pre read the Canadian Firearm Safety Course 279 High St. W. Phone 306.693.1656. manual. To get further information on this course offering Anavets Meat Draw held every Saturday afternoon at 4:30 check out these websites: google MJHUNTERED or google p.m. Everyone Welcome. SOUTH SASKATCHEWAN WILDLIFE ASSOCIATION, OR Anavets Tuesday and Thursday Fun Pool League starts at MOOSE JAW WILDLIFE ASSOCIATION. The websites 7 p.m. Everyone Welcome. will provide information on course location, costs, course FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES 3395, 561 requirements, etc. You can also email mjhuntered@gmail. Home St. W, Moose Jaw. com Students who pass the exams will be able to apply for Monday Night Crib 7:00pm Everyone welcome. ther Federal Firearms Licenses when they turn 18 and also Wednesday Night Darts 7:30 pm will be able to legally hunt in Sask. Live Music every Friday and Saturday night ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION – BRANCH 59 ELKS FUNDRAISER MEAT DRAW MOOSE JAW, 268 High St W: Contact 306-692-5453 RAFFLES are held every Friday evening at 5:30 PM in Like us on Facebook @ Royal Canadian Legion Branch the Legion lounge. There are eight chances to win meat, a 59 Moose Jaw. teddy bear draw and a 50-50 draw. It’s a great way to start SUPPERS– Fridays @ 5:30 pm – Please purchase tickets the weekend! Funds raised support Elks projects. by the previous Wednesday. LINE DANCING CLASSES on Mondays from RENEW YOUR 2019 LEGION MEMBERSHIP NOW! 10am to 11:30am in the Community Centre at Church of Deadline for renewal is December 31st toWEST remainPALLISER a Our Lady, 566 Vaughn St. Cost $3 per class. 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United Church. Come out for a class. If you have any questions or want further information, please contact Elaine Crysler at (306)693-9034 or email ebcrysler@gmail.com or Mitchell Miller at (306)681-4515 or email microstudent4444@ gmail.com. THE DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB INTRODUCTORY BRIDGE LESSONS are held on Tuesday Evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Comfort Inn. Cost is $45. Call Rae at 306-692-6074 for more information or to register. MOOSE JAW CONCERT BAND: If you play an instrument, you are welcome to join the Moose Jaw Concert Band. Rehearsals are Thursdays at 7:15 p.m. in the Vanier Collegiate Band room. If you need more info, please e-mail kurt.gillett@gmail.com . ASPERGER’S PEER SUPPORT GROUP FOR ADULTS meets at Moose Jaw Public Library the last Monday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Come and share ideas, experiences and have some fun. For more info call CMHA at 306.692.4240. TUESDAYS BINGO AT CHURCH OF OUR LADY PARISH HALL; 7 p.m. start. Doors open at 6 p.m. MOOSE JAW MULTICULTURAL COUNCIL INC. WOMEN’S GROUP meets every Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Church of God Basement, 50 Hochelaga St. E. Practice English; coffee & snacks; build new friendships; clothing swaps; activities & support. Everyone Welcome. Places for children to play. Contact Melissa for more information at 306-693-4677. MOOSE JAW BAND CITY BAND: Band practices held Monday evenings 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. in the Legion (upstairs ballroom), 268 High Street W. Can you play a reed or brass instrument? Amateur or advanced musicians welcome. Bring your favorite swing melodies. To learn more, come to band practice or contact the band leader at 693-6262. SEA CADETS IS OPEN TO TEENS 12-18: the program is free and is sponsored by the Department of National Defence and the Navy League branch. You have the opportunity to learn to sail, learn rope work and other ship operations as in navigation semaphore and communication, and also have the opportunity to travel with the Sea Cadet deployments to places like India, Japan and other coastal communities, but let’s not forget about summer training. You can go to summer camp for 2,3 or 4-week courses and you are given a training bonus, so that’s like getting paid to go to camp. Cadets meet Monday nights at 6:30 p.m. at the Armouries at the top of Main St. THE FRIENDLY CITY OPTIMIST CLUB invites everyone to meetings at the Heritage Inn on the second Tuesday of each month. Social at 5:30 p.m./ Supper at 6:00 p.m./meeting at 6:30 p.m. Socials dates and places vary. Contact Lloyd Pethick for more information at 306.694.4121. TAOIST TAI CHI TM CLASSES: Beginners classes on Wednesdays 6-7pm/Saturdays 11:00 a.m. to noon. Continuing classes are Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m./Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Information available by calling 306-693-9034. INFORMED CHOICES Pregnancy Centre. 679 Hall St. W Regular Open Office Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10-5. Free confidential and non-judgmental counselling and support available for women and men experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Text 306-690-8462. Scottish Country Dance classes are held on Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. at Moose Jaw Public Library, the Herb Taylor room on the second floor. You do not have to be Scottish. You do not need a partner. It is similar dance to square dancing. Everyone welcome. For information call Mike at 306-690- 5182. DR. F.H. WIGMORE REGIONAL HOSPITAL AUXILIARY meets the third Tuesday of every month except December, July, and August at the regional hospital. For further information regarding the auxiliary, call 306-694-0355. MOOSE JAW ROTARY CLUB meets Mondays at noon at the Heritage Inn. Information available at 306692-3842. ROTARY CLUB OF MOOSE JAW WAKAMOW meets the second and fourth Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at the Heritage Inn. K-40 CLUB OF MOOSE JAW generally meets the second Tuesday of the month. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MOOSE JAW FRIDAY GROUP meets at Central Lutheran Church, 27 Hochelaga St. W back door downstairs. For more information call 306-631-5548. THE MOOSE JAW SCRABBLE CLUB meets every Friday afternoon at 1 p.m. in the Craft Room at the Cosmo Centre, 235 Third Ave N.E. Come join us for several games of brain challenging fun. For information call 306 692 0731. MOOSE JAW DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB meets at the Comfort Inn three times per week: Mondays – 7 p.m. – Rookie-Master Night/Thursdays – 7 p.m. – Stratified Open Pairs/Wednesdays – 1:30 p.m. – Stratified Open Pairs. For Partnerships call Dave Morrell at 693-1427. TOPS CHAPTER 2211 meets Tuesdays at St Andrews Church 60 Athabasca W. (Take off Pounds Sensibly) This is a weight loss support group-weigh in from 5:30 pm – 6 pm with short meeting following. (Your weights are confidential) We have guest speakers and encourage weight loss via healthy lifestyle changes. Please use parking lot west side door. Handicapped friendly. New members are Welcome! www.tops.org Call 306-690-8001 for info.

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Excellent starter or revenue property! Centrally located. Large kitchen with an abundance of updates. Lots of counter space in kitchen. Patio doors to deck. Good size living room with bay window. Main floor laundry.

Kaitlin Hammel JC Chhokar Sonya Bitz Bryan Gilbert Lori Keeler

140 Main St N 306-694-5766


Well maintained mobile home, 3 bedrooms. Open living area with adjacent dining room. Kitchen with breakfast nook, pantry, lots of cabinets and counter space. Appliances included. Attached garage.

956 Francis St

South hill starter home! Country kitchen with white cabinetry and breakfast bar. Sunny living room. 1 bedroom on main floor 2 bedrooms up. Deck, extra parking fenced and treed private back yard.

1270 Brown St

684-4675 631-5220 631-8471 631-4790 631-8069

Open concept main floor with golf course views. 2 bedrooms upstairs. Main floor laundry. Fully developed basement with bedroom, den, bath and more! Single attached garage, entry to home.

Baildon RM #131

Frank Hammel Beth Vance Gladys Gray Katie Keeler Jennifer Nant

Redland Avenue! Over 1100 sqft bungalow. Large Affordable opportunity! Rental or live on the main floor foyer leads to living room, good size formal dining and rent out the basement suite. Some newer windows room, large kitchen with room for table and chairs. on main floor. Updated cabinets, flooring and bathroom Lots of cabinets, pantry. Basement developed. on main floor. Single detached garage. Attached garage.

260 Ross St W

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


Amber Tangjerd


E.G. (Bub) Hill


Bill McLean


(306) 631-1161 (306) 681-9424 (306) 631-9966 (306) 630-5409

OF MOOSE JAW $229,000

Derek McRitchie

HEATED GARAGE, patio in the back deck on the front bright kitchen and bathroom from the natural light (skylights). Original hardwood floors newer windows, siding with Styrofoam insulation, deck, shingles, eaves, soffit ,fascia, shed, central air & garage furnace, bathroom and paint.




Family bungalow plenty of counter space and cabinetry. Original Hardwood Flooring in Living Room with Mounted Fireplace Updated main floor bath 3 Bedrooms updated Family Room, Den and Renovated 3 piece Bath with Large Walk-in Shower, Newer Fencing updated, Shingles, Furnace HI. Seller has also replaced Sewer lines.



20 minutes South of Moose Jaw. spacious 1977 Bungalow on 17.66 Acres,heated shop (Quonset), barn, sheds, bin, corrals and more! The Home, Quonset and Barn all have new shingles updated windows, flooring, high efficient furnace, an open and covered deck as well as a large country kitchen. The property has a well for water

Professionally Landscaped Yard and a HEATED GARAGE (14x26) with a (5x17) work area. updated kitchen, formal dining family room leading to deck and patio area. The 2nd floor has 3 large bedrooms and a full bathroom. The basement is finishing with a family room.

Sunday, Dec. 16th, 2018 1:00PM-2:30PM


REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE Reduced by $15,000

Are you looking for more SPACE in a GREAT LOCATION? This 6 bed, 3 bath bungalow has almost 2000 sq ft and is on a 11,388 ft sq. lot! The kitchen has great cabinet space, with a gas stove and built-in oven. The lower level features a wet bar, fridge and microwave. The master Bedroom has a 2 pce bath and has large windows with lots of light.

Market Place

203 Hochelaga St W

Extensively Renovated Custom Built Kitchen 2 Bedrooms on Main Floor Lower Level Developed Double Garage + Single Garage


into your life!

AMAZING YARD WITH GUEST CABIN! Drastically Reduced for Quick Sale & Possession

Beth Vance REALTOR ® 306-631-0886

Great location and value! This $230,000 4-bedroom bungalow is conveniently located in the Palliser area, and is move-in ready with a fresh coat of paint throughout, newer carpet, and updated windows. 3 bedrooms 978 HOLDSWORTH CR upstairs; 1 large bedroom downstairs. The fenced-in backyard is nicely landscaped and has been well-maintained. There is also a single car garage, complete with a built-in work bench and cabinets.



Are you just starting out and need something super affordable? This is it! The total footprint of this house is small and easy to care for. It will serve you well and be easy on the pocketbook. Two bedrooms, 1 den, 2 baths, a kitchen with a portable dishwasher, dining area, cozy living area, washer, dryer, and a great area for storage. To complete this neat little package a single garage with door opener and controls.

Jennifer Nant REALTOR ®


#304-55 Hochelaga St E

Downtown Condo, 2 Bedrooms Over 1300 sqft Large Living/Dining Combination Lots of Oak Cabinets Elevator. Heated Parking

Reduced by $10,000

Reduced by $10,000

684-9491 631-0886 631-8181 690-4333 631-0435

Christine Marasse

Realtor ® Residential Farms


306 690-6822

This 3 Bedroom 2 bathroom home is waiting for a new family to come and enjoy this very unique property. A rare find and a place that needs to be seen to be appreciated. In the last 10 years updates have included High eff furnace and on demand water heater; fence, roof sheating and shingles, eave troughs and gutter guard, windows upstairs a year ago, flooring up and down, new tub and tub surround 6 months ago. Large L-shaped yard is an oasis for entertaining. With a 735sq/ft 3 season guest house tucked in the back to be used for your enjoyment. Concrete parking pad to store your RV or build your dream garage. Close to schools, play park and down down. This property has oodles to offer a new home owner. Call or text for a showing.


710 Main St. N. (306) 692-9999 www.bhgmj.ca Information is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed. Subject to omissions, prior sale, changes or withdrawal without notice. Not intended to solicit properties already listed for sale

#108-851 Chester Rd Frank Hammel REALTOR 306-684-9491

Open Concept Main Floor View of Golf Course 2 Bedrooms On Main Fully Developed Basement Attached Garage List Price: $270,000

Kaitlin Hammel REALTOR ®


140 Main St N • 306-694-5766



Officials seek for solutions for feral pigs in Hawaii parks HILO, Hawaii _ Hawaii officials are trying to come up with solutions for feral pig problems at some Big Island state parks. Officials have been working with surrounding land owners and other agencies on finding solutions, said Dean Takabayashi, the Hawaii island superintendent for the state Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of State Park. While there have been no reports of inju-

ries from aggressive feral pigs in parks, it’s wise to stay away from them, he said. Two parks have signs warning the public not to feed the pigs, he said. There are pig populations at Rainbow Falls, a popular tourist attraction in Hilo, Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported Monday. There are also pigs at other parks including Wailoa River State Recreation Area in Hilo and Akaka Falls State Park

in Honomu. There are feral pigs in Lave Tree State Monument, which has been closed to the public because of lava from this year’s Kilauea volcanic eruption. Pigs sent Dan Brinkman, the east Hawaii region CEO of Hawaii Health Systems Corp., scurrying back to his car during a morning recent visit to Rainbow Falls in Wailuku River State Park. He said the pigs have become a problem and ``a danger to

the public when they become used to human sources of food and lose their fear of humans.’’ Feral pig bites and goring from tusks can cause injuries and infections, he said. Such as injuries are seen ``in our ER, most related to hunting, but some that are from unwanted encounters,’’ he said. © 2018 The Canadian Press


Lawyers want porn star to pay Trump $340K in legal fees By Brian Melley | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

LOS ANGELES _ Lawyers for President Donald Trump want porn actress Stormy Daniels to pay them $340,000 in legal bills they claim they earned successfully defending Trump against her failed defamation claim. The attorneys are due in a Los Angeles federal courtroom Monday to make their case that they rang up big bills because of gamesmanship and aggressive tactics by attorney Michael Avenatti, who represents Daniels. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, alleges she had a one-night affair with Trump in 2006. She sued him earlier this year seeking to break a non-disclosure agreement she signed days before the 2016 election about

the tryst as part of a $130,000 hush money settlement. Trump has denied the affair, but essentially acknowledged the payment to Daniels. Despite the deal to stay quiet, Daniels spoke out publicly and alleged that five years after the affair she was threatened to keep quiet by a man she did not recognize in a Las Vegas parking lot. She also released a composite sketch of the mystery man. She sued Trump for defamation after he responded to the allegation by tweeting: ``A sketch years later about a nonexistent man. A total con job, playing the Fake News Media for Fools (but they know it)!’’

U.S. District Court Judge S. James Otero ruled in October that Trump’s statement was ``rhetorical hyperbole’’ against a political adversary and was protected speech under the First Amendment. Trump is entitled to legal fees, Otero said. Trump’s team of lawyers have accounted for more than 500 hours of work _ at rates as high as $840 an hour. Trump’s lead attorney said the fees and unspecified monetary sanctions were earned because of the extraordinary nature of the defamation case. © 2018 The Canadian Press

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