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Moose Jaw to see new SaskPower plant come to city Project expected to cost over $700 million, bring hundreds of jobs to city Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express
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The City of Moose Jaw couldn’t have received a much better gift than it did during a special meeting of city council on Dec. 21. A presentation by SaskPower officials revealed that the crown corporation had chosen Moose Jaw as the site for a new 350 megawatt power generation station, to be located in the South East Industrial Park, with the purchase price of the land at $614,992. The real kicker? The plant itself would cost in the area of $700 million and would bring hundreds of jobs to the city during construction and 25 high-paying jobs upon completion. It was the culmination of a long-term project involving years of discussions that culminated in days of furious negotiations before things were finally put to paper. Seeing that hard work come to fruition was a relief for Moose Jaw Mayor Fraser Tolmie, who expressed his excitement that a deal of such scope could be brought to life. “I think this is great way for us to kickstart our economy in the City of Moose Jaw,” he said. “I’ve been saying a few things in the community, that I believe Moose Jaw should be leading in this area, in the region that surrounds this province, and I believe the potential for growth lies in the city of Moose Jaw. “Today, this is proof in the pudding, that people got together, we rallied and we advocated for the City of Moose Jaw to bring this project to the forefront and come to an understanding that this is a great project for the city and the area surrounding it... We’re grateful to those who have gone before us and the work they’ve done, but we need to look toward the future and what projects like this will bring to Moose Jaw.” The plan for a new power plant has been in works for several years, and Tolmie made special mention of visionaries like Deb Thorn and Michelle Sanson, who felt such a plan would be ideal for Moose Jaw back in its inception and pressed council and administration
to pursue it. Initially, SaskPower had three sites selected around the province. Once they were aware of the potential in Moose Jaw, they added the fourth site in the industrial park. The process of elimination brought it down to Moose Jaw and a site near Belle Plaine before Tolmie and city administration essentially forced SaskPower’s hand. SaskPower brass had been in contact with Tolmie earlier in the week, letting him know that the powerplant decision had nearly been – but there’s a hang-up: a potential conflict with 15 Wing. Tolmie quickly contacted Wing Commander Col. Denis O’Reilly, who almost instantly took care of the issue and then later in the week all but locked SaskPower representatives in his office with city officials to hash out the deal once and for all. In the end, things went swimmingly, and an executive committee meeting on Dec. 19 put forward the potential land sale. That was followed by the special meeting of council itself to sign off on it once and for all Dec. 21. The deal passed unanimously and was met with applause from the gallery. “Part of this is recognizing that we have to pursue projects, which is what economic development is about,” said Coun. Crystal Froese. “Having us actually go to SaskPower and throw our hat in the ring might not have been possible if not for opening that door and providing all the information they needed to make this decision. “The mayor and the rest of council have a strong mandate to continue to pursue projects like that, to continue to seek projects that will fit with the community... so I want to thank the mayor for his leadership in this but particularly his staff and SaskPower for putting this together.” See the related story on A2 for more on the plant and what it will bring to the city.
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New power plant a positive for City of Moose Jaw Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express
The new SaskPower power station to be slated for construction soon in the South East Industrial Park will be a state-of-the-art natural gas facility similar in style and design to the current brand-new station under construction near Swift Current. The Chinook Power Station will be – upon its completion in mid-to-late 2019 – a hyper-modern facility capable of not only generating power from natural gas but also from wind and solar sources as available. A combined cycle nat-
ural gas facility, the plant takes natural gas and uses it in a combustion turbine, burning the gas to generate electricity. It then takes the heat from the turbine to generate steam, which generates more electricity. Moose Jaw will carry much the same design, and through future public consultation and input, SaskPower will look to refine the project as much as possible in order to bring things in-line with community concerns. Regardless, the power plant will be
The location of the new SaskPower combined natural gas facility.
The Chinook power plant near Swift Current offers a look at how the new power plant could appear once finished.
a major economic driver in the city over the next five years – government approvals are expected to take place through 2019, including provincial and federal environmental approvals. Construction could begin as early as 2020, with the plant going online in 20232034. Using Swift Current as a look at potential benefits, approximately $120 million in contracts were awarded to businesses in Saskatchewan, with a further $40 million directly into the community itself through trades, hotels and gasoline, to name a few. It’s expected around 500 people will be
working regularly during construction and at it’s peak around 700 workers will be onsite. The cash outlay doesn’t include the massive infrastructure improvements SaskPower will be making to the site in general – from water lines to road improvements – that will further benefit South East Industrial Park clients in the future. The plant’s existence as the anchor tenant in the area is expected to be especially beneficial in the future. Once construction is complete, around 25 high-paying permanent jobs will be generated, paying in the area of $100K each.
Just what would proposed eight per cent budget cut do to this city? During budget discussions, Coun. Brian Swanson moved his annual cutthe -budget motion. This year he wanted a report on an eight per cent cut, up from a proposed five per cent cut last year. Swanson was surprised his motion passed. Previous by Ron Walter motions like this failed. A week later, councillors expressed regrets but allowed the approved motion to stand. Coun. Heather Eby said she didn’t understand the motion. Duh! do the math! Eight per cent from proposed $48.4 million equals about $3.9 million. Now city administration is working on this report. Perhaps knowing how deep eight per cent cuts would go will cause council to realize how harmful they would be to this community.
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Right off the bat, council could save $1.4 million by eliminating the regular bus service. That cut would terribly inconvenience those low income souls depending on bus service. Some would have to quit their jobs and about 12 city employees would get pink slips. Closing Mosaic Place and Yara Centre would save the city a nearly $600,000 subsidy. Forget that there would be no more indoor soccer, no walking track, no WHL hockey, no more concerts. With cuts at $2 million, eliminating $2.1 million contributions to the self-funded equipment reserve for one year would do the job. That would avoid closing the cultural centre, ($390,000 savings) and the library ($1.4 million savings). Don’t expect any savings from cuts to reduce your property taxes. The savings likely would go to replacing infrastructure. The City of Moose Jaw cut the budget five per cent by $1 million to $20 million about 27 yeas ago. Part
of those cuts included eliminating the economic development officer. How many business ventures did Moose Jaw lose over the next 20 years because of insufficient follow-up to inquiries? Also lost were annual garbage collection and city equipment used to pave and patch roads and clear snow from roads. Sure could use that equipment now. Once that cut was made taxpayers expected more of the same and got it. For the next eight years only three small tax increases around two per cent each were approved. Moose Jaw lost executive city employees — seven in one year. Wage scales fell behind so badly the city couldn’t afford to hire topnotch administration. The city is still suffering from those cuts more than a generation ago but we’re talking about repeating the same mistake! Ron Walter can be reached at email@example.com
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SaskPower plant benefits to Moose Jaw great, but short-term outlook still overcast The signing of a deal to build a $700 million natural gas co-generation plant in Moose Jaw will cement this city’s future. When industry looks for location sites, four factors tip the balance in decisions: skilled reliable pool of labour, access to markets, reliable supply of water and energy. Moose Jaw has the labour pool, the access to markets by rail and highway, the water and now a better supply of energy. Increasingly, industry seeks energy produced with low greenhouse gas emissions. Natural gas has the lowest emissions outside of uranium, solar or wind energy. The plant is part of the provincial program to lower greenhouse gas emissions from shifting power sources by 2030. This plant could add about 10 per cent to SaskPower’s generating capacity, Aside from acting as an attraction for business, the plant will have other benefits — 600 employees here during the three year construction period, about 25 full-time employees, a major user of water, and possibly municipal tax revenue. The provincial government ended grants in lieu of taxes
from crown corporations in 2016. Hopefully the city was able to negotiate grants for this plant. The full grant in lieu would add $10 million a year to local property tax revenues. Current property tax revenues are $27 million a year. Politics often enters into major Crown Corporation decisions: witness the natural gas co-generation plant under construction at Swift Current, home of the premier when it was announced. To the extent that politics influenced this decision, our two Saskatchewan Party MLAa may have more clout in caucus than previously thought. The next decade looks a lot brighter for Moose Jaw but the immediate economic outlook isn’t anything to write or text home about. The Royal Bank’s outlook in December reduced growth estimates in Saskatchewan to 1.6 per cent of GDP from 1.7 per cent this year. The Saskatchewan part of the outlook, titled Bumpy Road Ahead, cautions of pressure on the energy mining sector on a number of fronts.
Oil price weakness will have a greater impact on investment than previously anticipated. Uranium looks weak with some recovery in potash. Unfortunately for potash and oil, political decisions by cartels – OPEC for oil and Russian potash giants – can suddenly shift prices up or down. Agriculture has offset some of the mining decline. Of course, assumptions about agriculture include “normal crop growing conditions.” The last provincial crop report indicated one-third of cultivated land and almost half of pasture/forage land is short or very short of moisture. This province needs lots of snow, a good spring run-off and timely rains to develop average agriculture crop and livestock production next year. The province remains influenced by that “Next Year” hope that has gripped Saskatchewan since the first settlers broke sod. Ron Walter can be reached at email@example.com
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The ever-popular song Auld Lang Syne written by Robert Burns in 1788, still heralds in the New Year annually. It poses the question, “Is it right that old times be forgotten? The answer is generally interpreted as a call to remember long-standing friendships. Joan Ritchie
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Government sees procurement changes as good for taxpayers and industry Matthew Gourlie
Deputy Premier Gordon Wyant believes that the provincial government's new procurement service is a win-win for Saskatchewan. Wyant spoke at a Moose Jaw Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Dec. 19 to outline the Saskatchewan government's public procurement transformation. In June of 2014 the provincial government created Priority Saskatchewan, a new branch of SaskBuilds. It is responsible for ensuring procurement across ministries and the Crown sector is fair, open, transparent, accountable and based on international best practice. SaskBuilds began implementing the Procurement Transformation Action Plan in March 2015. The 13-point plan is expected to streamline the procurement process, saving taxpayer dollars, while also ensuring Saskatchewan businesses are treated fairly and giving them more opportunities to secure contracts. "To see the transformation and the growth of what we started a number of years ago has been really exciting," said Wyant, who added that it was exciting "to hear from Saskatchewan companies, Saskatchewan suppliers and employees that what we're doing is actually making a difference in terms of providing more work to Saskatchewan people and more support in the economy." Last October in the Speech from the Throne, the government announced that they would be moving to a single-window procurement for the $2 billion in goods, services and construction that are procured by the executive government ministries each year. Wyant said that they don't have a hard target in terms of how much money they hope to save taxpayers through this change or how many more contracts they hope to see Saskatchewan businesses issued, but they are keeping a close eye on both bottom lines and are confident to see positives in both areas. "With what we're doing now through this single-window procurement, we're anticipating it to be in the millions of dollars in terms of the money we're going to save through the procurement by streamlining it all," said Wyant who is the minister in charge of SaskBuilds. "We haven't set any targets, but we know it's going to save some money for the taxpayer and we know it's going to be beneficial for Saskatchewan suppliers. "One of the things we'll do after a number of months -- perhaps a year -- is a little bit of an analysis. We know how much money we spend on procurement now and we'll be able to tell at the end of (2019) how much we're spending on procurement and how much more is being generated for Saskatchewan businesses. So, while we don't set a particular target, we have some numbers in mind. We'll be able to see after a period of time how successful we've been." Wyant cited the Chinook Power Station, a combined cycle natural gas generating facility in the R.M. of Swift Current, as one of the early successes of the new procurement process. SaskPower will own and operate the 350-megawatt natural gas plant which is anticipated to cost $680 million and is expected to provide clean electricity to approximately 300,000 homes. "With the Swift Current combined cycle plant we saw $165 million of that plant go to local suppliers in that community and in the surrounding communities. We can see that kind of success for a plant like that, we can only imagine the kind of success we're going to see across government," Wyant said. Wyant noted that there was legislation in place previously where price was the only determining factor for the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure and the Ministry of Central Services in issuing contracts. That legislation has changed to take best value into ac-
Deputy Premier Gordon Wyant spoke to the Moose Jaw Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Dec. 19 about the provincial government’s new procurement service. Matthew Gourlie photograph count. Best value is a trade compliant philosophy that allows for factors that bring value beyond just price into play. "We used to procure based on lowest price," Wyant said. "You can imagine that sometimes lowest price isn't going to give you the best product over time. Things like life cycle cost is an important component. Cost will be important, but life cycle cost will be important as are a number of other things that come into play. Innovation is another piece that will come into best value -- to make sure we get the best value for Saskatchewan tax payers." The best value legislation helps the Saskatchewan government try to strike a balance between making sure they're trade compliant, while also having more flexibility to award contracts locally. "Everybody talks a good story when it comes to free trade between provinces, but at the end of the day there are a lot of things that get in the way of that," Wyant said. "To the extent that we have trade obligations, we're going to be compliant, but we're going to take full advantage of any opportunity within those agreements." Wyant noted that Saskatchewan started procurement transformation long before Alberta and British Columbia made similar changes, but he feels that their partners in the New West Partnership have adopted a more protectionist stance than Saskatchewan. "What troubles us about Alberta and British Columbia is they're really focusing on protecting their local supplier. We want to do that too, but we want to do it within the parameters of our trade agreements," Wyant said. "So be respectful of the New West Partnership and respectful of the AIT (Canadian Agreement on Internal Trade). I'm always a little concerned that some of our partners pay more lip service to those agreements than actual compliance to them. "We just want to make sure that the work we're doing in Priority Saskatchewan is trade compliant and if we can do that within the parameters of those trade agreements to benefit Saskatchewan suppliers, that's what we want to do." Wyant also vowed that they were going to be more proactive in ensuring their trade partners are living up to their trade agreements. “We've seen the province of Alberta be very close with their suppliers and we hear lots of anecdotal information about Saskatchewan suppliers being cut out of procurements in Alberta," Wyant said. "That worries us a little bit, but as Premier Wall used to say, 'We're not going to be Boy Scouts about this any more, we're going to make sure that we make sure whatever we can -- within the parameters of the law -- to look after our local suppliers.'"
NHL legend Sittler to headline Kinsmen Banquet Moose Jaw Express
The Moose Jaw Kinsmen will have an NHL legend heading up their 27th annual Sports Celebrity Banquet. The local service club announced recently that former Toronto Maple Leafs standout Darryl Sittler will be joined by former Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons and race car driver Amber Balcaen as special guests for the always-anticipated event. Sportsnet Central anchor Jamie Campbell will return as the master of ceremonies for the fourth straight year. A Hockey Hall of Fame and Canadian Walk of Fame member, Sittler played in the NHL from 1970 to 1986, with the first 12 of those seasons as member of the Maple Leafs. The first Leaf to score 100 points in a single season, Sittler is most famous for the greatest single-game offensive output in NHL history – his six-goal, 10-point effort against the Boston Bruins on Feb. 7, 1976 continues to stand as an NHL record. Sittler was named to the Hall of Fame in 1989 and in 2017 was named one of the Top 100 Greatest NHL Players. Gibbons was the head coach of the Toronto Blue Jays from 2004 to 2009 and again from 2012 to 2018, reaching the American League Championship Series in 2015 and 2016. He retired at the end of the 2018 season and was celebrated with John Gibbons Day in Toronto on Sept. 26. Balcaen is a third-generation driver from Winnipeg and is the first Canadian female to win a NASCAR sanctioned race in the U.S. The rookie of the year on the 2014 Sprint Car circuit, Balcaen is now president of her namesake racing company and will compete on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series in 2019. Tickets are currently available for the banquet at $150 each or a corporate table of eight for $1,200. For more information or reservations, contact Cory at 631-8893 or John at 690-4555.
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Students get first-hand experience of judicial system Matthew Gourlie
After the jury read their verdict, there was plenty of debate inside the Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench about the nuances of the case. Despite their being a guilty verdict, no one was going to jail. Rather, Central Collegiate’s Law 30 class had just taken part in their annual mock jury trial and did so with some interesting and compelling legal arguments. “It’s been a great learning experience for these kids. There’s a lot of them who have actually said after this that they want to pursue a career in law,” said Central’s Cal Carter, who teaches the class. This year’s mock jury trial was held in the court and Justice Darin Chow presided with Senior Crown Prosecutor Rob Parker leading the prosecution and David Chow and Tim Hansen from Chow McLeod leading the defence. There were four student lawyers on each side who either made arguments or questioned witnesses. Students also shadowed the sheriff and judicial officer Carol Meier and served as the witnesses who took the stand. The accused was a Central student, as were all 12 jurors and their two alternates. “I am really proud of them. They’ve worked hard -- on both sides. There were some that I was impressed with how they stepped up. They were nervous, of course, and that sort of thing, but I was really proud of them. They did well,” Carter said. “We had comments from Judge Chow and from Carol (Meier) saying that the kids had really improved. They seem to be getting better as we go along.”
Central student Ethan Johnson, right, sits in the prisoner’s box watching as jurors are selected while Senior Crown Prosecutor Rob Parker, second from right, and the Central prosecution team look on. Matthew Gourlie photograph
In his closing remarks, Chow complimented the students on the work they had put in to the exercise. Carter said he really appreciated the local legal community taking time out of their schedules to take part in the mock trial, to work with the students and also come in and speak to the class at various points. “We’ve had the crown, both Mr. Parker and Mr. (Brian) Hendrickson and Tim McLeod,” Carter said. “We’ve also had law students come in and talk to the class. We’ve had a lot of good class involvement at the school level and they’ve been really supportive of doing this program.” This is the fourth year Carter’s class has done the mock jury trial and the third time they’ve been able to hold it in the court. Last year saw the Central law class squaring off against the Vanier law class which added another dimension to the proceedings. The mock trials bring a lot of different skill sets to bear. The students need to use teamwork to research and form rational arguments while developing skills like public speaking, interviewing and extracting information on the stand. “We’ve had little ones in class where they’ve gone up against each other and have had to partner and team up with different students,” Carter said. The class and the mock trial help teach students the law, but they also help demystify the legal process and show a more realistic depiction of the legal system than the students may be used to seeing on television or in the movies. “I start off in my very first class telling them that you think this is going to be the Tom Cruise ‘You can’t handle the truth!’ you’re going to be sadly disappointed,” Carter said. “There are a lot of people who are in law, who are lawyers, who don’t actually see a court room. There’s all different avenues and aspects of it. We try to take out the Hollywood glitz and glam of it. “I take them to docket court, which can be boring, so they see how that works. We will usually go on a Monday when there has been maybe more arrests.” Unlike American procedural dramas on TV and in movies where much time and effort may be put into profiling potential jurors during the “voir dire” process, jury selection is quite simple in Canada. Both the crown and defence
The fore person, left, delivers their verdict as Central student Ethan Johnson, right, sits in the prisoner’s box listening during their mock jury trial at the Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench in Moose Jaw. Matthew Gourlie had the chance to say “content” or “challenge” and that was it. If a prospective juror was challenged, they were dismissed. Justice Chow noted that if too many prospective jurors are dismissed and they don’t have enough people to form a jury, the sheriff is tasked with going out onto the street and pulling people into the court to serve. That being said, jury trials are fairly rare at the Queen’s bench level and Justice Chow noted that while the perception is that jury trials are preferable to the accused, he hasn’t always found that to be the case. Unlike in a real trial, the jury in the mock trial was asked to discuss the reasons for their decision with the legal teams, which led to even more debate about the case. The case was part of the curriculum and was complex and nuanced. The “accused” -- senior Ethan Johnson -was charged with unauthorized possession of firearm and pointing a firearm. The back story was that the accused was throwing a party when his neighbour asked him to turn down the music. Guns were drawn by other party-goers, the lights went out and shots were fired. The victim said the accused pointed a gun at him, while the accused alleged that he had a gun given to him and he dropped it as soon as he realized what it was. There was a gun found in the apartment, under a couch, that had not been fired, wasn’t loaded and didn’t have the accused’s fingerprints on it.
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Learning about Christmas long ago Randy Palmer - Moose Jaw Express
While some folks were out finishing off their Christmas shopping or winding up the last of their holiday preparations, many others were taking a moment to remember the past. It was all about reminiscing about the fun times of old and anticipating the new memories to come. That’s where the Western Development Museum sought to offer a little more ‘tangible’ experience during the past two weekends, as they hosted their second annual Christmas Long Ago presentations. The event featured a special ‘Christmas living room’ display – complete with fireplace, tree, cozy carpets and comfy chairs – set to look like a home in the early 1900s.
WDM education and public program director Karla Rasmussen conducted the show, running patrons through the wide variety of artifacts on display as well as passing on tales of how things were in the old days. “This is originally based on a kindergarten program we used to have, where the class would come in, the teacher would have a script and would go through everything,” Rasmussen said. “But I always felt we could embellish it a bit more because the kids were asking a lot more questions than was in the basic script.” Things took off from there, as the WDM brought in boxes of old-fashioned toys that could actually be held and played with as
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Youngsters gather in front of the fireplace to listen to stories of Christmas Long Ago. well as a crafts program that featured oldstyle ways of creating Christmas finery. The end result has been impressive, as patrons both young and old have flocked to see the show since its inception – from 100 students last year to over 400 this year, followed by public dates that were all but sold out. The popularity has risen so much that the WDM added a show on Christmas Eve to add an extra special touch to the proceedings. Interestingly enough, it isn’t just children and their parents who are taking in the show; there have been plenty of adults and seniors who have come out just to take in the educational experience or actually reminisce of their own past Christmases. “It’s really wonderful that way because I think we all feel like kids at Christmas
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The gifts folks received in the early 1900s were far different from what we receive today...
Before e-mails there were letters, and there were a lot of letters sent at Christmas time. time and everyone can take something away from it, whether it’s something they learned or remembering something they used or were a part of or something their friends talked about,” Rasmussen said. One aspect that makes Christmas Long Ago so popular is the hands-on portion – in addition to being able to hold and experience old toys and items from the old days, the aforementioned toys are handed out at one point in the show, so everyone can have a try. That’s proven to be a hit with the kids who’ve never seen such things, as well as with the seniors who actually played with similar toys in the past. “Usually when you’re at a museum everything is so hands off, where this part of the collection is meant to be touched as part of a physical interaction,” Rasmussen said. “It’s really great, it makes history come alive.”
If you are over 50 years of age and have never worn hearing aids, you can register to be a part of this new hearing study† by calling: 1.888.242.4892 or visiting connecthearing.ca/hearing-study.
* Pichora-Fuller, M. K. (2016). How social psychological factors may modulate auditory and cognitive functioning during listening. Ear and Hearing, 37, 92S-100S. † Study participants must be over 50 years of age and have never worn hearing aids. No fees and no purchase necessary. Registered under the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC. VAC, WCB accepted. 1. Cruickshanks, K. L., Wiley, T. L., Tweed, T. S., Klein, B. E. K., Klein, R, Mares-Perlman, J. A., & Nondahl, D. M. (1998). Prevalence of Hearing Loss in Older Adults in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin: The Epidemiology of Hearing Loss Study. Am. J. Epidemiol. 148 (9), 879-886. 2. National Institutes of Health. (2010).
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Moose Jaw North Warren Michelson, MLA
The end of the year always gives me pause to reflect on the year passed, and anticipate the year ahead. While important and significant progress was made by our government this past year, our local activities, made possible by outstanding Moose Javians, make up a good part of my reflections. Moose Jaw has a great tradition of starting out our year with the Moose Jaw Citizen and Group of the Year Awards. The Chamber of Commerce is looking for nominations for our next Citizen and Group of the Year to follow the worthy 2017 recipients, Christine Boyzcuk, and Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Moose Jaw. There are many outstanding individuals and organizations in Moose Jaw, please consider nominating an individual or group. More information is available from the Chamber of Commerce. Our community actively supports so many good causes throughout the year, including fundraising events like steak nights, car shows, the Colour Run, Terry Fox Run, the Walk for Life, and initiatives supporting the fight against MS, Cancer and Mental Health. New Habitat for Humanity Homes also continue to be built through donations from local business and groups, and hard work by
dedicated volunteers. Seasonal events like Sidewalk Days, the Hometown Fair, and 15 Wing activities, including Pilot Graduations and the 15 Wing Fellowship Air and Car Show, keep our community strong and our citizens involved. Each summer the Concerts in the Park series always provides quality entertainment in support of the Moose Jaw Health Foundation. I appreciated the efforts of service clubs and community organizations along with the business community in promoting strong community initiatives. Sporting events also added interest to the year. The Warriors were a strong team in the Western Hockey League, advancing to the third round of playoffs. The Moose Jaw Miller Express played a season of thrills and disappointments while managing to make the playoffs. We’re looking forward to the next season. As summer turned to fall, I once again enjoyed the Lindale School Thanksgiving Dinner. It is always a special community event and I appreciate the invitation. Remembrance Day was very significant this year. Not only did we recognize 100 years since the end of the First World War, the 2018 Remembrance Day service was the 100th service in Moose Jaw honouring those who have sacrificed so much for our freedom. Congratulations to the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans of Moose Jaw on their 100th Anniversary. They are the oldest ANAVETS club in Canada, chartered on December 16, 1918. As we closed out the year, the Festival of Trees kicked off the festive season. It might be considered the social event of the year, but more importantly, it raises hundreds of thousands of dollars to enhance health care in Moose Jaw.
From a government aspect, 2018 was most certainly a year of change. Within the first few months, Saskatchewan had a new Premier, a new Leader of the Opposition, a new Speaker of the Legislative Assembly along with three newly-elected MLAs. Premier Scott Moe has successfully led the Saskatchewan Party Government to keep our economy on track in the face of significant challenges. It is encouraging as your MLA to attend grand openings, notable anniversaries and special announcements. I’m sure many were excited to learn that the Saskatchewan Air Show would return to 15 Wing in 2019. In another event, I was honoured to welcome foreign commodity buyers from Turkey and India who were in Moose Jaw touring our producer crops with Mid-West Grain Ltd. The fabric of any year will always have its darker moments as well as reasons to be grateful. The federal government’s proposed imposition of a carbon tax, pipeline delays, a drastic oil price differential and poor harvest weather tested even the hardy citizens of Moose Jaw. The Humboldt Broncos bus crash touched the lives of all of us. The Moose Jaw Generals Player and Alumni game in honour of Evan Thomas, a former Generals player, and casualty of the accident, was a moving event. Bringing in the New Year is a time of celebration. We are encouraged to “Wing in the New Year”, by planning a safe ride home after our New Year’s Eve festivities. Please check the City of Moose Jaw website for details on expanded free bus service this New Year’s Eve. I hope you have many happy memories of 2018. From my wife Debbie and I, best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous 2019.
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It seems like it was only a year or two ago that we were worried our computer driven society would see the end of the world as we celebrated entering into a new millennium. Of course that was not the case, but that was almost 19 years ago and my by Dale “bushy” whole family felt that if the Bush world was going to end as the date changed on New Years Eve, we would be in our favorite vacation spot of Jamaica. This year our New Year celebration will be a quiet, low key evening of movies and probably naps but we will remember the past year in Liarton. Spring came early on Liars Mountain because our local groundhog, a Hoary Marmot named Liarton Larry, emerged from his winter hibernation hole (a straw stuffed plywood box) on Groundhog Day wearing sunglasses, sunscreen and sandals. I doubt if there was a better looking and more accurate weather prognosticator than Liarton Larry this year because once certain folks got over his heritage (the Hoary part) he nailed his forecast. The problem was that once the nice weather came, there was very little rain and that resulted in a severe forest fire season. But Liartonians became
very aware of fire safety and prevention, and that is a positive. Another positive is that we were able to avoid any fires in our area….whew! This autumn I had a very emotional moment when I was reminded of a terrible tragedy that occurred in the spring, and through this sadness and grief the hockey world was brought together. I know that I was moved to tears, just like everyone else, when I heard the news reports of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. I proudly wore my jersey on Jersey Day and I put out tribute hockey sticks by my doors and at my “Little Library” at the end of my driveway. I was moved by how many of my neighbours honoured the Broncos with sticks, as well, and if that didn’t produce enough tears, one of my young neighbours (11 years old) recently continued to pay tribute to the terrible loss this fall by leaving three of his sticks leaning on my little library. They were marked with his name and “remember the broncos” written in lower case carefully drawn letters. There are enough sticks there now for a game of shinny, should one break out. Remember the Broncos…sigh. In my eternal quest for self-improvement I felt it was time for me to lose my hockey smile this fall and get some new teeth. I searched the entire province for a set of good used dentures and failed, but it was suggested to make a trip to Mexico for fake teeth if I wanted to save money… and have a vacation. Of course, I am joking about used den-
tures but I checked on the interwwweb and you can actually buy used teeth or have them custom made…by mail! What could possibly go wrong? I wisely stayed local and I now have a beautiful Hollywood smile just like Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt or even Brad Cruise, but I am worried about women seeing me smile… and then stalking me. On October 19th, the new Cannabis Act went into effect and to be honest I could give a darn. Nothing has really changed except there are so many more ways to break this new law, but there have been no cannabis disasters or rebellions. Has reefer madness come to stay? Who cares, just pay your “sin” taxes and let the governments spend those taxes on health and education. Use but don’t abuse, just like booze and tobacco. As my beautiful bride and myself snuggle on the couch New Year’s Eve watching movies, we will be wishing you the best in 2019… Cheers!
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The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) has approved the 2019 average employer premium rate of $1.17 per hundred dollars of payroll, a decrease of 1.7 per cent from the 2018 rate of $1.19. The 2019 rate marks the 12th consecutive year the rate has dropped, making it the lowest rate in more than 30 years. The 2019 average rate is 42.9 per cent below the 16-year high of $2.05 in 2004. “Because of the safety focus of many employers and workers, many indus-
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Some fact-checking is required but if memory isn’t failing me, one of the resolutions I made to myself at the beginning of 2018 was to be less of a pack-rat to show some measure of the neatness passed down from the ancestors. It is now time to do an analysis of the success of that particular resolution. Verdict, with 1 being poor and 10 being beyond expectations — I’m just lucky a minus 1 wasn’t offered as a choice. In other words, I have failed miserably to downsize the amount of “stuff” that is deemed necesJoyce Walter sary to the smooth operation of the household. For Moose Jaw Express Housemate has suggested my predilection to saving or hoarding everything that comes within my sight comes from the fact my parents endured some very poor and difficult times and that waste not, want not mentality was passed down to me. It was one of the lessons in which I received top marks. He might laugh at me for saving what I do, but whereas my Mom would save pieces of foil for use a second time, my foil fetish is an impressive collection of foil pie plates, foil baking dishes, and foil dishes suitable for carrying to a potluck supper, and home again. He forgets, in his quest to encourage me to get rid of some of my collection, that I did share dozens of pie plates with my friend, who returns them to me with pies — so it isn’t entirely my fault that my stash stays about the same size. Plastic containers have a place of honour in our cupboards, and in bags downstairs in the storage room. Housemate has offered to donate some of these containers to worthy causes and local charities and I don’t hesitate to offer some, but definitely not the margarine tubs, the sour cream dishes, not even the see-through bins that contained glazed fruits and peels. And he definitely hasn’t convinced me to throw out the higher-class brands of containers like Glad and Ziplock and Tupper Ware. Why just before Christmas I dug out some of those containers and used 15 of them to make my Christmas pudding. What would I have done if I hadn’t stashed them away downstairs? He shakes his head and walks away. We have towels and face cloths and pillow cases that each of us brought into the marriage and some we received as wedding gifts. I have a sentimental attachment to then, remembering the names of the old friends who gifted us, and sadly, are no longer with us. Is it too much to honour their memories by keeping a towel with a hole in the middle or a dish towel on which the liquid embroidery has faded completely away? I admit our living-room is a catch-all for boxes and bags, much of it materials needed upstairs on a regular basis and brought up from the basement to save me from going up and down the steps. Many boxes contain printed materials and papers from some organizations to which I belong. Even with computers and digital capabilities, I like to have a paper copy available, just in case the power goes off. Certainly I am somewhat disgruntled at my lack of downsizing success and do offer apologies to anyone who happens to drop by. “Come in if you can get in,” is a common phrase offered at the doorstep, usually to people who have known us for decades and won’t be shocked to see the things I keep, and where I keep them. Others who drop by might not get off the step. And now they know why. And about the stand-up vacuum: it is in a handy spot, acting as it does as a hanger for a coat or two. And if the urge to clean strikes, I don’t have to search for it or to remember in which room it is stored. So, have I made a similar resolution to throw out stuff this new year? Perhaps. A report next year at this time will reveal the full answer. Joyce Walter can be reached at email@example.com
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The old saying might be something along the line of â€˜everyone has nights like thisâ€™ but not even Moose Jaw Warriors assistant coach Mark Oâ€™Leary had seen anything like what his team went through on Thursday night against the Swift Current Broncos. You donâ€™t dominate a Western Hockey League game so thoroughly and not come out with win pretty much every night. But in the end â€“ and in spite of another late game rally â€“ a broken stick in overtime saw to it that the Warriors would drop a 4-3 OT decision to the Broncos in a game that really, actually should have brought the Tribe another point in the standings. The Warriors fell to 17-8-5-1 with the loss and sit in sixth place in the Eastern Conference, two points back of Red Deer, Lethbridge and Edmonton. â€œI canâ€™t remember one that was that slanted, zone time especially,â€? said Oâ€™Leary, who is filling in as bench boss as Warriors head coach Tim Hunter is with Team Canada at the World Juniors. â€œWe spent the whole time in their end and we just canâ€™t bang it over the goal line. There were times it was just sitting there in the crease with an open cage and we just tried to tap it in, you canâ€™t do that with a goalie whoâ€™s never really out of it. So we might have had the zone time but we still have to bear down and score.â€? That goalie was perennial thorn-in-the-Warriorsâ€™-side Joel Hofer, who was utterly beleaguered at times but kept his team in the proceedings. Hofer ended up with 39 saves, including 20 in the second period alone.
Moose Jaw Warriors forward Tristan Langan couldn't quite lift this shot over Broncos goaltender Joel Hofer. â€œWe deserve better,â€? said Warriors forward Brayden Tracey, the gameâ€™s first star. â€œTheir goalie played an excellent game and we have to bear down more in and around the net and the results will come... we just have to work a little harder around the net.â€? Interestingly enough, Moose Jaw never led in the contest â€“ Carter Chorney gave Swift Current a 1-0 lead 13:35 into the second before Jett Woo tied the game with just over two minutes left in the frame. That set the stage for yet another slate of late-game dramatics as Swift Currentâ€™s Matthew Culling capped a 3-on-2 break to give his team a 2-1 lead with 5:31 remaining. A turnover in the zone then allowed Matthew
Stanley to score for the Broncos with just over two minutes on the clock, and all of a sudden it was 3-1 Swift Current. As has been the case so many times this season, cue the comeback. Tracey capped off a furious slew of chances with his 11th of the season with 1:09 to play, followed 22 seconds later by Keenan Taphorn with the tying goal, forcing overtime. There, Warriors forward Daniil Stepanov broke his stick attempting to move the puck up the boards and had to scramble for a replacement, leading to a 2-on-1 that ended with the Broncosâ€™ Alex Moar scoring 1:58 into the extra frame. Oâ€™Leary hoped the team would learn from the experience and take those lessons into the rematch of the homeand-home contest the next night. â€œWe showed a little bit of rust in our touch around the net after the time off from Christmas but Iâ€™m really happy with the effort,â€? he said. â€œWe got right into the swing of things but at the end of the day didnâ€™t capitalize. We just have to trust the process and keep playing our game and the results will come like they have.â€? The Warriors were also back in action Saturday and Sunday for a home-and-home with Brandon, with scores unavailable as of press time.Next action for the Tribe is Jan. 4 when they travel to Prince Albert to face the Raiders; next home action is Jan. 5 against the Portland Winterhawks.
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The Prairie Hockey Academy just continues to grow and succeed, and it stands to reason that former Western Hockey League and National Hockey League coach Lorne Molleken would only help that process along. The PHA announced Friday they have hired Molleken to take over as head coach
of the Elite 15â€™s program beginning in the new year, a move PHA president Justin Simpkins says will help contribute to the depth of the academy and its student athletes. â€œWhen you think of the name Lorne Molleken, you think of a Saskatchewan hockey player and coach who has spent years in the game and has contributed a lot to the growth and development of Saskatchewan hockey,â€? Simpkins said in a press release. â€œTo have the chance to bring someone of Lorneâ€™s experience into the academy and work alongside him is an incredible honour and privilege. All of us will benefit from his insight and mentor-
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City Employees Give Back In December City of Moose Jaw employees took time in December to contribute to local charities in two different ways. Each year the City of Moose Jaw’s Recruitment, Retention and Recognition Committee (RRRC) organizes a “Dress Down Friday” initiative. For a donation, City Hall employees are given the option of wearing jeans/casual clothing every Friday throughout the year. In December, the City of MJ staff handed over the 2016-2018 proceeds to various local charities as follows: • 2016 - $1,046.50 – Moose Jaw Humane Society • 2017 - $636 – Hunger In Moose Jaw • 2018 - $1,267.50 – Riverside Mission Additionally, in 2018 the Treasury Dept. of the City’s Financial Services branch began a Community Outreach pilot project. The project allows employees to spend scheduled time volunteering with local charities. The project was initiated as way to not only assist local organizations but provide an avenue for City employees to develop personal and professional skills. In December, volunteers spent time helping at the Moose Jaw Humane Society and Hunger in Moose Jaw. The group looks forward to more volunteer opportunities in 2019!
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From The Kitchen
S o u p o r s a l a d fo r s c h o o l /wo r k l u n c h By Joyce Walter For Moose Jaw Express
In just a few days, the bells will ring at schools as students and teachers return to the classrooms, entering the last half of the year’s educational term. Producing healthy and hearty lunches is often the dilemma faced in many kitchens. The Dairy Producers of Canada offers some suggestions that will satisfy the appetites of teachers and their students. ••• Carrot Lentil Soup 2 tsps. butter 2 large carrots, diced 1 onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 3/4 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. dried rosemary or thyme, crushed 1 cup dried red lentils, rinsed and drained 3 cups water
1 tbsp. all-purpose flour 2 cups milk 2 tbsps. freshly squeezed lemon juice pepper to taste 2 tbsps. thinly sliced fresh basil and green onions In a pot, heat butter over medium heat. Saute carrots, onion, garlic, salt and rosemary for about 5 minutes or until onion is softened. Stir in lentils and water. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and boil gently, covered, for 15 minutes or until lentils and carrots are soft. Whisk flour into milk and gradually stir into pot. Increase heat to medium and simmer, stirring for about 3 minutes until slightly thickened, but do not boil. Stir in lemon juice and season to taste with pepper. Serve, sprinkled with basil and green onion. Note: make the soup ahead of time then pack indi-
vidual lunch servings in microwaveable containers to reheat at school, or at work. ••• Quinoa Spinach and Fruit Salad 3/4 cup quinoa 1 tbsp. all-purpose flour 1 cup milk 1/2 cup water 1/4 tsp. salt 1 tsp. grated orange zest 4 cups packed baby spinach 2 cups berries or sliced strawberries 3 1/2 oz. brick cheese, sliced 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice pepper to taste In a fine mesh sieve, rinse quinoa well under cold running water. Drain and set aside. Whisk flour into milk and pour into a deep saucepan. Add water and salt and bring to a gentle boil
over medium heat, stirring often. Stir in quinoa and return to a boil, stirring. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until quinoa is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl, add orange zest, fluff with a fork and let cool. Refrigerate until chilled or for up to one day. Using a fork, toss spinach with quinoa. Gently stir in fruit, cheese and orange juice. Season with pepper to taste. For school or work, pack cooked quiona in a readyto-serve lunch container. Pack other ingredients separately and combine just before eating. Joyce Walter can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Moose Jaw Express 2018 ‘Year in Review’ is an overview of 2018 in Moose Jaw. Here are some of the highlights from each month to remember; only a small sampling of 2018 at a glance.
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Moose Jaw Citizen of the Year: Christine Boyczuk Christine Boyczuk, a leading volunteer in the community was announced as the (2017) Citizen of the Year. For her unwavering support in the community through a number of volunteer positions held in education, clubs and different organizations in the community, Boyczuk was
a deserving recipient. She has held several roles in education and is a part-time Literacy Coordinator. As of January 2018, she was the current president of the Provincial John Howard Society, board president of the YMCA, member of the Canadian Mental Health Association Moose
Jaw, a member of the Provincial Mental Health Reference Committee, vice president of the Wakamow Rotary Club and past president of the Friendly City Optimist Club.
Mayor commits to improving communication with residents in State of the City Address Mayor Fraser Tolmie presented his State of the City Address in January 2018, committing to improved communications between the city and residents. He highlighted the city’s accomplishments for the past year and noted that the city has the potential to do even greater things with the “spirit of determination and optimism” that residents continue to
display. As City Hall continued to experience turmoil throughout the 2018 year, it is yet to be seen if communications have become closer to improving, or not.
Local Indie Rock/Alt-Country Artist Megan Nash wins Sask. Album of the Year Local and international recording singer and songwriter with Moose Jaw roots, Megan Nash copped Sask. Album of the Year (for 2017) for her album, “Seeker.” Lyrically drawing from several recent life-changing experiences while venturing into new, authentic sonic territory, “Seeker” vividly captures Nash’s creative evolution since 2015’s “Song Harvest Volume One”, and takes her personal, roots-based songwriting to bold new heights in the studio.
Moose Jaw Express: Ten Years Serving the Community 2018 marked ten years the Moose Jaw Express has been published in the Friendly City, initially as the Moose Jaw Value Express. The paper initially started out as a small advertising edition with very little local content but two years later, noticing the need for a community newspaper to meet the needs of local and regional business advertising, as well as first-hand written articles about the people and events going on in
the City of Moose Jaw, the Moose Jaw Express was born. 2018 was a year with certain setbacks but unprecedented growth for the Express. In the wee hours of the morning of January 11th, 2018, the Moose Jaw Express office at 32 Manitoba Street experienced a fire and burnt. The only things salvageable were the computer harddrives.
Historic sign remounted on 4th Avenue Thunder Viaduct Bridge A sign that was on the historic 4th Avenue Thunderbird Viaduct, that was lost nearly 30 years ago, was found and remounted in early January. The historic sign was remounted on the green railed fence, just prior to the Bridge’s northwest corner. After falling off its location a number of years ago, the sign was kept in storage and was eventually set to remount on the bridge.
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Without missing a beat, the Express relocated to the vacant old Times Herald building on Fairford Street and within three work days published their weekly paper. In September, the Express moved back into 32 Manitoba Street to continue serving the community in numerous capacities, including Moose Jaw’s only hard copy newspaper, print and promotional products, signs and much more.
Good things are happening; Keep your eyes open for more as Moose Jaw Express continues to expand.
Kinsmen Celebrity Sports Banquet The 26th Annual Kinsmen Celebrity Sports Banquet fundraising event was a huge success, featuring a star-studded line-up of sports speakers – Saskatchewan Roughriders centre Dan Clark, Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Joe Biagini and Hockey Hall of Famer Lanny McDonald. Sportsnet’s Jamie Campbell was once again the Master of Ceremonies for the night. Lanny McDonald and Dan Clark look The evening also saw a trio of annual awards presented: the Penny on as Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Joe Barker curling rink was named the Country 800 Team of the Year Biagini regales the crowd with one of his after their impressive run through the provincial championships to many hilarious tales on the evening. the Scotties Tournament of Hearts; Brier-winning curler Pat Simmons received the Kinsmen Sports Achievement award for his ongoing legacy of winning on the ice; and longtime local coach, player, Kinsmen Banquet organizer and KidSport Moose Jaw founder Cory Olafson received the inaugural Moose Jaw Express Sports Builder award.
Warriors and Legend Hall of Fame The Moose Jaw Warriors held their annual Conexus Warriors and Legends Hall of Fame induction for goaltender Jason Fitzsimmons (left), builder Toby Tobias and forward Rob Reimer enshrined by team. Fitzsimmons played for the Warriors from 1989 to 1992 and is fourth all-time in games played by a Tribe goaltender and is fifth in franchise wins. He was drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft and played eight years in the AHL and ECHL. He is currently with the Washington Capitals as a pro scout/minor league operations. Reimer was a member of the Warriors from 1987 to 1991 and played 250 games, racking up 107 goals and
245 points. His best season was 1990-91 where he had 45 goals and 99 points in 63 games. Reimer is tied for fifth in Warriors scoring and nine all-time in both goals and assists. His greatest moment as a Warrior came when he scored the game winning goal in the fourth overtime of Game 2 against the Swift Current Broncos in the 1991 playoffs. Deeply devout throughout his hockey career, Reimer has been a pastor at the Regina Apostolic Church for the past 13 years. Tobais was the president of the Moose Jaw board of directors in 1991 and played a key role in the financial restructuring of the team after difficult times in the late 80s saw the city on the verge of losing their WHL fran-
MJ Police Chief Rick Bourassa’s contract extends for next five years The City of Moose Jaw re-signed Moose Jaw Police Chief Rick Bourassa to a contract extension for the next five years. BourasMayor Fraser Tolmie and Police sa, who began his tenure as Chief Chief Rick Bourassa announced the of Police in October of 2013, has extension of Bourassa’s tenure. signed a five-year extension, keeping him at the helm of the Moose Jaw Police Service through 2023. Bourassa, who was born in Moose Jaw, served 30 years with the Regina Police Service and two years with the Ministry of Justice before assuming the role of Moose Jaw Chief of Police in 2013.
chise. Often through brute force of will, Tobias created and developed measures that improved the team’s position, paving the way to the Warriors now being looked at as a mid-market franchise in the league and a stable and prosperous entity.
Visit Moose Jaw Makes Progressive Steps to Showcase Moose Jaw An Association of hotels, businesses, corporations and those like- minded, Visit Moose Jaw joined forces to take progressive steps to promote Moose Jaw as a destination city for events, conferences and such. Visit Moose Jaw was started in 2014 with a goal to showcase what Moose Jaw has to offer.
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2nd Annual Polar Plunge raises close to $7000 for Moose Jaw Special Olympics
John Beam, owner of TacoTime, took his business to heart on his Plunge and won the best costume award.
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Members of the Snowbirds air demonstration team pile into the hot tub after their Polar Plunge. The group were the top fundraising team for the event.
For a good cause, the second annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge took place on Feb. 24th. In freezing temperatures, 30 brave souls took a dip in the frigid waters. Law enforcement officers from all over the province came to support the cause. The top fundraiser for the event was Chief Rick Bourassa; top fundraising team award went to the Snowbirds air demonstration team and top costume award was won by John Beam of Taco Time. Police Chief Rick Bourassa was the top fundraiser for this year’s Polar Plunge.
2018 PRISM Awards Celebrates Influential Women at Annual Event Gala
The 2018 Nominees and winners of the 5th Annual PRISM Awards.
Twenty-one women were celebrated and lauded for their impact and influence in the community as the Business Women of Moose Jaw (BWMJ) presented the 5th annual PRISM Awards fundraiser in support of Transition House on March 3rd. The winners for this year’s PRISM Awards were Laura Hamilton for Perseverance; Maryse Carmichael for Role Model; Carla O’Reilly for Influential; Re-
beca Johnstone for Successful; Johanne Spencer for Mentor; Olivia Arndt for Youth Achievement and Geri Hall for the Lifetime Achievement Award. The women thanked the BWMJ for recognizing women’s impact in our local community and commended other nominees for their contributions. The winners received necklaces exclusively designed by Fifth Avenue Collection Jewelry.
Evans Florist: Bringing Romance for 100 years Evans Florist has been bringing joy, happiness and smiles to people’s hearts for 100 amazing years! Evans Florist was established in 1918 and the family- run business has been operated by three generations of the Evans family for the greater part of those 100 years, before deciding to sell the business in 2008. The business was sold to Tina Couzens. Tina Couzens, current owner of Evans Florist.
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Humboldt Broncos tragedy hits home for Moose Jaw and area Former Moose Jaw AAA Warriors standout Evan Thomas was among the 15 players, coaches and team personnel killed in the Humboldt Broncos bus tragedy. Evan is the son of Moose Jaw Warriors and Legends Hall of Famer Scott Thomas. The Bronco’s team’s head coach, Darcy Haugan was also
killed in the crash. Haugan played for the Briercrest Clippers in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference hockey league at the turn of the century. Before becoming a coach, he played junior hockey in the league in the 1990s.
Flowers lie at centre ice at the Elgar Petersen Arena, home of the Humboldt Broncos, to honour the victims of a fatal bus accident in Humboldt. CP photo
Ryan Meili settling in as Saskatchewan NDP leader Ryan Meili won the leadership race for the Saskatchewan NDP in March.
Win at Nationals caps incredible season for Wright Marie Wright had an incredible wheelchair curling season with the Paralympics Games bronze medal early in March, then the Curling Canada National Championships in Leduc, Alta. that wrapped up on Apr. 1. Wright and Team Sas-
katchewan made it to the top of the podium. Wright, third Gil Dash, second Darwin Bender and lead Larry Schrader went undefeated posting a perfect record: 11 games, 11 straight wins.
Moose Jaw rink Ackerman won silver at Canadian U-18 girls curling championship Skylar Ackerman and her Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre rink were raw rookies at the Canadian U-18 girls nationals but the foursome, Ackerman and third Madison Johnson, second Chantal Hoag and lead Samantha McLaren posted a 4-2 round robin record before rolling through the playoffs all the way to the gold medal game where they fell 6-3 to Nova Scotia. Members of the U-18 girls curling national silver medalists include Skylar Ackerman (left), Madison Johnson, Chantal Hoag, Samantha McLaren and coach Patrick Ackerman.
Moose Jaw District Purebred Breeder Named to Agriculture Hall of Fame Moose Jaw cattleman Doug Howe became a member of the Saskatchewan Agriculture Hall of Fame in April. He was one of five provincial residents named to the Hall of Fame in 2018
for outstanding contributions to agriculture, not only provincially but also on a national scale. The Baildon area producer has had a lifelong involvement in livestock; he was the first purebred
livestock breeder in Saskatchewan to use satellite connections and the Internet to market cattle at the family’s annual bull sale. He has served on numerous national and provincial boards.
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Moose Jaw International Medical Mission receives Rotary Club of Wakamow Global Service Above Self Award The Moose Jaw Medical Mission to Guatemala, comprised of Connie Paul, Lisa Tipper, Lindsay Stewart, Melissa MacNeil, Melissa Taylor, Jessica Archibald, Kandy and Brad Hennenfent and Jackie Wilson received the Rotary Club of Wakamow Global Service Above Self Award, for the second straight year in a row. The group traveled to Patzun, Guatemala after a year-long effort to raise funds to purchase supplies and supported themselves while in the foreign country. Members of the Moose Jaw International Medical Mission to Guatemala team include Melissa Taylor (left), Jessica Archibald, Lisa Tipper, Stewart, Jackie Wilson, Kandy HennenMoose Jaw Community Players wins four Lindsay fent and Connie Paul. Missing are Melissa Macawards at 2018 Theater Fest Neil and Brad Hennenfent.
Back row from left: Nadia Frost, Jarrod Jeanson, John Burgher. (Front from left) Veronica Montgomery, Crystal Milburn, Tara Gish and Debbie Burgher.
The Moose Jaw Community Players (MJCP) continued to make our city proud through their impeccable theatre production and performances as the group copped four awards at the 2018 Theatre Fest! The 2018 Theatre Fest, which was held in Weyburn, saw the local theatre group performing the thought provoking but funny, Melville Boys by Norm Foster. MJCP won awards for:
• Runner Up to Best Play • Best Visual Presentation • Best Characterization (won by Jarrod Jeanson) • Best Actress in a Supporting Role (won by Crystal Milburn) The awards add to the MJCP’s already impressive track record as the group has won numerous awards over the years. MJCP now holds 16 awards from their productions.
Atamiskākēwak National Gathering 2018 The Atamiskākēwak National Gathering 2018 celebrations, held during the last week of April, brought together people from across the world to participate in this very first event of its kind, as people from all nations were welcomed to the Friendly City. Organizers Kallie Wood and Chris McKee saw close to 9,000 youth and 4,500-5,000 guests come in from around the globe. The Gathering featured everything from indigenous issues to tipi demonstrations and tours to artisan fairs, a competitive pow wow and even a lacrosse tournament. The major focus was the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s 94 Calls to Action.
Moose Jaw EMS paramedic appointed to National Advisory Board
More than 300 dancers and drummers took part in the Miyo Wahkotowin Pow Wow, as part of the Atamiskakewak Gathering.
Moose Jaw EMS’ Advance Care Paramedic Michael Slater was appointed to a National Advisory Board in April to study the inherent psychological risk factors involved in the paramedics’ occupational field, one of seven individuals across Canada selected. Michael Slater Slater, who has been a paramedic for 25 years, said this area of study has been a very passionate one for him. He has studied aspects of mental health and explained that this profession is one that can cause intense mental stress. As a result, Slater said it is imperative to provide mental health support in Music competitors brought their the field and understand the stress levels involved.
best performances to compete for scholarships.
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Radiothon raises $209,856 for Health Foundation
Music Scholarship Concert The Music Scholarship Concert was held on April 26th at Zion United Church that featured twelve students from various disciplines selected by the adjudicators to highlight their talents. They competed for major scholarships by performing their best work from the week.
City Introduces New City Manager: Jim Puffalt Jim Puffalt is Moose Jaw’s new city manager, taking over the position from the departed Matt Noble in May. He has come to the community with over 20 years in municipal government that includes city manager positions in Dauphin, Man., Estevan and North Battleford.
The 12th Annual, CHAB Family First Radiothon, a 36-hour on-air pledge fundraiser was one of the most successful ever, with a total of $209,856 raised for the purchase of purchasing new and improved equipment at the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital in Moose Jaw.
Clague claimed WHL top defenceman, Halbgewachs runner up for MVP, received top scorer trophy Kale Clague with the Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy, presented to the Western Hockey League’s defenceman of the year, at the recent WHL Awards Banquet.
Jayden Halbgewachs with the Bob Clarke Trophy, presented to the Western Hockey League’s top scorer, at the recent WHL Awards Banquet.
At the Western Hockey League awards ceremony on May 2, Warriors forward Jayden Halbgewachs picked up the Bob Clarke Trophy, as the Western Hockey League’s top scorer for the 2017-18 season. Halbgewachs was also the Eastern Conference nominee runner-up for the Four Broncos Memorial Trophy as the WHL player of the year but was runner up. Kale Clague, 19, won the Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy as WHL defenceman of the year. The Warriors also officially accepted the Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy as the WHL regular season champions. Their record of 52-15-2-3 (109 points) represented the best in franchise history and the first time the club has surpassed the 50-win plateau.
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Major Kevin Tipper recipient of Lois Boyle Excellence in Community Service Award Major Kevin Tipper was the recipient of the annual community service award presented by the 15 Wing Fellowship — the Lois Boyle Excellence in Community Service Award. The award is presented annually in memory of the late Lois Boyle who served for many years as the administrative assistant to commanding officers of Canadian Forces Base Moose Jaw. Boyle was also known as
the Mother of the Snowbirds for her work in co-ordinating and selecting a name for the air demonstration team and her mentoring of young pilots. The award is presented to individuals who demonstrate the ability to strengthen the bond between 15 Wing and the community of Moose Jaw and demonstrate the ability to inspire and encourage community Major Kevin Tipper, centre, accepts Lois Boyle service in others. Award from Col. Denis O’Reilly, left, and Fellowship President Aaron Ruston, right.
SEMSA annual conference held in Moose Jaw
Moose Jaw Co-op paid members $2.5 million from patronage purchases By Ron Walter - For Moose Jaw Express
The Saskatchewan Emergency Medical Services Association (SEMSA) held its 59th annual conference In Moose Jaw to explore its theme, “Change is Opportunity.” Minister Greg Ottenbreit.
n a year when the Saskatchewan economy recovered by posting 2.9 per cent growth, the Moose Jaw Co-op outperformed the province. Cheques to Co-op members totalled $2.5 million with the average cheque size of $1,950. The Co-op has returned $38 million to members since 2008. Gerry Onyskevitch
Dance Inspirations: Close to 600 dancers took to the stage More than 570 dancers from throughout western Canada converged on the A.E. Peacock stage for the 60th annual Dance Inspirations dance festival. Close to $37,000 was awarded to the dancers through a wide variety of honours, with the vast majority of financial support coming from donors and sponsors. The Dance Challenge group dance event saw teams from the Doris Sitter School of Dance taking the top two spots in the Senior Division; the Junior division saw Dance Images by BJ take third place. Overall, the Doris Sitter School received a total of 39 honours throughout the week; Dance Images by BJ picked up 12 scholarships and awards.
69th Annual Moose Jaw Band & Choral Festival About 3,000 guests from across Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba made their way to Moose Jaw for the 69th annual King George Grade 6 Band, Moose Jaw Moose Jaw Band and Choral Festival. The Festival is an annual tradition which hosts up to 100 bands and concert choirs to participate in a non-competitive event.
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City removed contractor and took over High Street repairs After removing the construction firm, the City of Moose Jaw took over the High Street West resurfacing project, possibly because CAA previously reported High Street West in Moose Jaw as the worst road in Saskatchewan.
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Violet England celebrates 104th birthday
Elsie Langhorne celebrated her 100th birthday on May 25, 2018.
On May 18th, 2018, Violet England celebrated her 104th birthday.
Provincial mine rescue competition hits Moose Jaw Mosaic Place and the Moose Jaw Exhibition Grounds played host to the 50th annual Emergency Response Mine Rescue Skills, drawing teams from mining facilities all over the province. It was the first competition of its kind in Moose Jaw.
Garbage Collection Contentious Issue in 2018 The city of Moose Jaw moved ahead to implement curbside collection June 1st; far behind most of the province. After a contentious survey that City Council implemented polling
200 residents for the cost of $10,000 out of taxpayer’s pockets, Moose Jaw regressed and went back to backyard garbage collection.
Nutrien Rocanville mine rescue firefighters in action during the surface fire fighting portion of the competition.
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Fallen soldiers honoured on Decoration Day Soldiers, peacekeepers and police serving everyday are those heroes that Decoration Day is held for every first Sunday in June. This year marked the 74th year of honour on June 2 with wreaths laid at cemeteries throughout the city and a special ceremony at the Crescent Park Cenotaph that featured pilots from 15 Wing alongside Navy League, Sea and Army Cadets from chapters throughout the area.
RuBarb Productions Inc. appealed for help from community following eviction notice RuBarb Productions Inc., Moose Jaw’s professional theatre company appealed to the community for help, following a decision by the Cultural Center to terminate its tenancy conPast-chair of RuBarb Productract with the theatre group. tions Inc., Glenn Hagel discussed The Cultural Center was home to RuBarb Productions for a plight of RuBarb. year, after they reportedly signed a five-year lease agreement
that was to allow them to operate solely out of the Cultural Center. However, that agreement came to an end with the Cultural Center not wanting to continue its tenant-landlord relationship.
Navy League, Sea Cadets annual ceremonial review celebrates 100th year of Sea Cadets in Canada The Assiniboine Royal Canadian Sea Cadets and Moose Jaw Navy League Cadets organizations held their Annual Ceremonial Review at the D.V. Currie Armoury,
and featured the inspection of the rank-and-file, marchpast and presentations of special awards.
Chief of Moose Jaw and District EMS receives prestigious Governor General award Chief of Moose Jaw and District EMS, Kyle Sereda received a distinguished award for 20 years of service in the profession. He received the Governor General EMS Exemplary award, presented by Lieutenant Governor W. Thomas Molloy at the end of June. The Governor General’s EMS Exemplary Service Medal is Canada’s highest honour for paramedics.
Lieutenant Governor W. Thomas Molloy and Chief of Moose Jaw & District EMS Kyle Sereda at the award ceremony.
Central Collegiate 2018 graduates A total of 94 grads were joined by their families and well-wishers on June 29, as Central Collegiate held their Graduation Ceremonies. Obiora Aghamelu and Madison Corrin co-delivered the valedictory address. Aghamelu emigrated to Canada prior to his Grade 10 year, coming from Ireland after moving there from Nigeria. He finished at the top of his class alongside Corrin in Grade 12. Corrin was a four-year honour roll student with an average in the high 90-per cent range; she also played soccer and ran track for the Cyclones, as well as singing and performing in the high school’s musical.
Rotary Club of Moose Jaw Wakamow receives Literacy Award At the Rotary District Convention held in Regina in June, the Rotary Club of Moose Jaw Wakamow received a Zone 24 Literacy Award. This award was presented to Rotary clubs for their efforts in promoting literacy in the 2017-2018 year, stating that the “significant support of literacy has helped strengthen individual digni-
ty and self-worth of people, hereby strengthening the foundation of international goodwill, understanding, and peace”. Zone 24 includes Canada, Eastern Russia, St. Pierre & Miquelon, USA: Alaska, Maine, Michigan, New York, Washington.
Club President Glenn Hagel presented award to Program Committee Chairperson Christine Boyzcuk.
Moose Jaw Ford held grand re-opening under new ownership Moose Jaw Ford located at 1010 North Service Rd. hosted their three-day grand-reopening on June 1416th. Shaun Airey, General Manager at Moose Jaw Ford, said the company wanted to re-connect with the community and re-introduce its brand under new ownership. The team at Moose Jaw Ford.
Australian Shepherd ‘Hudson’ brings comfort to families at W.J. Jones The staff of W.J. Jones & Son Funeral Home introduced the community to Hudson. Hudson is a mini Australian Shepherd who has been there since early May. He is the“Comfort Pup” and his role is to simply be available to families.
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Local Sea Cadet Wins the Navy League Medal of Excellence Alexis Valgardsson wins the National Navy League Medal of Excellence. The Medal of Excellence is presented annually to the most proficient Royal Sea Cadets within each division.
Local couple celebrates 65 years of marriage in 2018 Avis and Stanley Tickner celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in June. Stanley and Avis were high school sweethearts and were wed on June 13, 1953 in the Zion United Church.
Alexis Valgardsson (right) with local leader Nicole Kutsak.
Canadian War Brides gathered for reunion in Moose Jaw During the June 22 weekend, a handful of surviving war brides took part in the eighth annual Canadian War Brides and Families Reunion in Moose Jaw. In the 72 years since the Second World War, only a couple dozen still remain.
Surviving Canadian war brides are joined by Lt. Gov. Tom Molloy (left) and Moose Jaw Mayor Fraser Tolmie during their eight annual reunion banquet at Temple Gardens on June 23.
Stan and Avis Tickner cut their 65th anniversary cake at Chez Nous
Western Development Museum’s Short Line 101 rolling again After arriving at the WDM in 1978, the Short Line was shut down in 2015 because the track and train needed repair. Thanks to K+S Potash Canada and the fundraising efforts of the WDM community, the Vulcan steam engine began running in time for summer fun.
(l-r) Maeghan Dubois and Nancy Martin drive in the last spike along with MLA Michelson and Tim Pomeroy (WDM Chief Engineer and Restoration manager)
Long-time councillor Don Mitchell resigns position A veteran voice on Moose Jaw city council resigned his position in support of his family. Coun. Don Mitchell was involved in civic politics since
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1972 and on council for close to 15 years, spread out over the last 30.
Duck Derby fundraiser another success for Lions Club
Happy 100th Birthday Edna Dobie Friends and family gathered from the Yukon to Nova Scotia and all points in-between to celebrate with Edna Dobie on her 100th birthday in July, including her 98 year old ‘kid sister’ from Victoria, BC.
The Moose Jaw Early Bird Lions Club held the 2018 edition of the Duck Derby on July 8 at the Wakamow Valley amphitheatre, because the condition of the water in the serpentine in Crescent Park was less than ideal. 1,200 ducks were sold The 1,200-plus Duck Derby with the 15 winners selected in a blind ducks are poured out prior to draw. being selected for prizes.
Sidewalk Days Festival The blistering heat through all three days of the 2018 edition of Sidewalk Days did little to stop the crowds from taking in the wide variety of events and displays, while doing a bit of shopping and having a bite to eat along the way. Hundreds of people roamed Main Street throughout the event.
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Jones Funeral Home and Parkview Funeral Chapel unite
Highway to Heroes Car Show The Highway to Heroes Car Show and Concert was the best car show ever. Organized by the 15 Wing Fellowship, the July 15 show at 15 Wing attracted 532 vehicles and 8,290 visitors to see a broad range of vehicles, flypasts by the Hawk training jets, the Harvard turbo prop trainers, and a full performance by the world-famous Snowbirds at their home base. A scheduled parachute jump by the SkyHawks was cancelled when winds became too gusty. Opening for the concert was 15 Wing flight instructor Capt. Rich MacDougall and his band. The Uncoolas, featuring Moose Jaw’s Aaron Ruston performed as the main concert act.
W.J. Jones and Son and Parkview Funeral Homes joined forces to provide a wider range of services and support to the Moose Jaw community. Their union means that the two funeral homes are now operating under one umbrella, following an official purchase of Parkview Funeral Home by (l-r) Kelly and Blair Scott along with Dayna Chamberlain. Photo by Gladys Baigent-Therens. W.J. Jones and Son.
Moose Jaw hosts SSFA 55+ Seniors Provincial Games Seniors from across Saskatchewan descended on Moose Jaw for the 55+ Provincial Games hosted by the Saskatchewan Senior Fitness Association (SSFA) July 10th – 12th. Over 700 participants from all over the province took part in numerous sporting events.
The Southwest District Doreen Erskine, Shot Put including Moose Jaw parparticipant from Moose Jaw ticipants at the 55+ Games
Festival of Words 2018 - A Literary Hit! From Giller Prize-winning novelists to Governor General’s Awards winners, from emergent writers, poets and even motivational speakers, there was something for everyone at this summer’s
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Saskatchewan Festival of Words. Moose Jaw has hosted this renowned literary event for 22 years and it continues to gain in stature on the Canadian literary landscape
Miller Express annual awards
The Moose Jaw Miller Express annual year-end awards went to Ty Barclay (left), Mason Garispe, Mitchell Robinson, Eric Marriott, Blake Gallagher and Scott Platt.
At the 2018 Moose Jaw Men’s City Golf Championship held on Sunday, Aug. 5 at the Hillcrest Sports Centre, Trevor Benson picked up the second city title of his career.
Lyle Stewart steps down as Sask Minister of Agriculture Lyle Stewart steps down as Saskatchewan’s Minister of Agriculture to focus on his battle with cancer.
Moose Jaw city council was reduced to only three members after Brian Swanson, Crystal Froese and Scott McMann all recused themselves due to conflicts of interest from the executive committee meeting of Aug. 8 with regards to the DFFH board of directors. The Downtown Facility and Field House board was dissolved due to a conflict of interest and perceived influence on a current
Trevor Benson claims men’s city golf championship
Blake Gallagher was named the team’s Most Valuable Player at their annual awards gathering. The Pitcher of the Year award was shared by Mitchell Robinson and Mason Garispe. The Gold Glove award as the team’s top fielder went to Eric Marriott. Scott Platt won the Miller Express Silver Slugger award as the top hitter. Ty Barclay received the Coach’s Award.
City council dissolves DFFH board, city manager takes over
Festival of Words staff - Amanda Farnel (Operations Coordinator), Sarah Simison (Executive Director), Alex Atkinson (Intern), Shelley Ruecker (Volunteer Coordinator), Shaylee Rosnes (Intern) and Lucinda Fawcett (Intern).
Dave Marit succeeds Stewart as Sask. Minister of Agriculture Fife Lake farmer Dave Marit was moved from Minister of Highways to Minister of Agriculture.
Celebrating the life of Yogi Huyghebaert Delwood “Yogi” Huyghebaert, the former Snowbird Commander and long-time Wood River MLA, passed away on Aug. 2 at the age of 74. A celebration of his life was held on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, drawing a host of luminaries from both military and political circles to sing his praises and pass on happy memories.
DFFH personnel investigation. Later The DFFH investigation was underway with findings revealed in late fall.
Delwood “Yogi” Huyghebaert
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Incredible support for Journey to Hope Close to 200 people packed the chapel at Jones Funeral Home on Sept. 22nd as part of the 2018 Journey to Hope event. The event featured a handful of speakers and performers who have dealt with suicide; each relating their story of grief and heartache through their words or song. Having that opportunity and having the chance to do so among so many others who have been through similar situations is what makes the Journey so invaluable when it comes to the often-difficult healing process. Members of the Journey to Hope drum group perform.
WACA moves to new home It took years, but the Wakamow Aboriginal Community Association (WACA) found a home at 461 Athabasca St E., a place where the Association can grow and flourish. WACA is dedicated to building community partnerships. Lori Deets, centre, and the members of the Wakamow Aboriginal Community Association board cut a ribbon during the opening of their new office space. Matthew Gourlie photograph
Branding Moose Jaw International branding expert Gair Maxwell provided critical information on how the City of Moose Jaw can brand itself to the rest of the world and Moose Jaw is moving forward in their strategic plan. Gair Maxwell
Habitat Moose Jaw Colour Run The cool and rainy weather conditions didn’t hamper the third annual edition of the Habitat Moose Jaw Colour Run. More than 200 runners participated this year with a goal of raising around $12,000, for a new build.
RuBarb Productions Inc. takes final bow Moose Jaw’s professional theatre company, RuBarb Productions Inc. has closed its doors for good after five years of providing vibrant theatre and the School of the Performing Arts in the community. The company officially ceased operations on September 28, citing the lack of financial sustainability in its decision to shut down.
Parkinson’s SuperWalk sets fundraising record The third annual Parkinson Canada SuperWalk in Moose Jaw raised $16,974, the most ever raised for the local SuperWalk and $4,000 more than the fundraiser brought in the previous year.
Warriors bank more than $500,000 profit for 17-18 fiscal year
3rd Reading of Bylaw Passed for Municipal Airport Authority The Moose Jaw Municipal Airport Authority (MJMAA) cleared a major hurdle with the passing of the 3rd and finally reading of the bylaw. Moose Jaw Muni has one very short runway only 2954’ x 75’ and Phase One will expand the runway to 4000’ There are many opportunities and possibilities once the MJMAA gets up and running.
The Moose Jaw Warriors set a franchise record for wins in 2017-18. The franchise came just short of setting a record for net revenue with a robust fiscal year reporting a net revenue of $704,182 for the 17-18 fiscal year, posting a profit of $504,182. Moose Jaw Warriors governor and president Chad Taylor.
Helen Kushner celebrates 100th birthday Helen (Todoruk) Kushner, born September 21, 1918 celebrated her 100th birthday! Kushner was born in Mountain Rd, Manitoba. Helen has been heavily involved in the community of Moose Jaw. She was past president of The Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League; a member of the Art Guild of Moose Jaw; a volunteer with Providence Place; a volunteer with the Liberals and a recently recognized member of the Ukrainian community on a provincial level by that organization.
Citizens All celebrates 45th anniversary Citizens All Association celebrated a milestone 45th anniversary. The association now operates seven (7) houses throughout the community allowing participants to be part of the wider community.
Moose Jaw Toy Run Parade The Toy Run Parade once again was a huge success. Hundreds of motorcyclists from throughout the province took part in 30th annual run.
Sea Cadets Centennial Cadets from 99 Assiniboine Sea Cadet corps Moose Jaw went to Saskatoon to meet up with the other Sea Cadet units in Saskatchewan to celebrate the Sea Cadet centennial.
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Employees at the Moose Jaw Co-Op For nearly 20 years, Moose Jaw Families for Change MarketPlace, Agro (MJFCC) has worked to provide residential support Centre, Food Store services for those who need assistance in their dayand Gas Bars all votto-day lives. Thanks to the Co-op Good Fuel Day ed to take strike acMoose Jaw Families for Change workers and promotion, Co-Op donated $10,119 to MJFCC so that tion and set up pickclients accept a cheque for $10,119 from the their new building, located at 335 4th Ave SW (the old et lines at their four Moose Jaw Co-Op, proceeds from the Co-Op's South Hill Conexus Credit Union) will be upgraded. locations. CO-OP is annual good fuel days. operating at full manpower capacity now.
Moose Jaw Elks celebrate 105 years
Heather Eby Wins By-Election
The Moose Jaw Elks Lodge #7 celebrated its 105th anniversary on October 9 at the Legion Hall. Grand Exalted Ruler (National President) of the Elks of Canada officially attended to recognize the significant milestone. To mark the occasion, the Moose Jaw Lodge also recognized volThe Moose Jaw Elks Lodge #7, Chris unteers and initiated two new Svab presented a cheque for $2,700 to members, as well as presentthe National President for the Elks of ing a cheque of $2,700 to the Elks of Canada Children’s Canada Fund for Children. Fund.
Four candidates vied for a spot on Moose Jaw city council in the byelection to replace retired councillor Don Mitchell: Mike Bachiu, Doug Blanc, Heather Eby and Steven J. White, with Heather Eby winning the post.
15 Wing Fellowship makes donation to Support our Troops On October 30th , Aaron Ruston and Phil Adkins from the 15 Wing Fellowship came to 15 Wing to give a $5000 donation to Support our Troops. Commodore Sean Cantelon, Director General of Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services, Colonel O”Reilly, 15 Wing Commander and Chief Warrant Officer John Hall 15 Wing Chief Warrant Officer were present to receive the check on behalf of Support our Troops.
Robert Currie launches new book Robert Currie, award-winning poet and fiction writer launched his new book ‘One- Way Ticket” at the Moose Jaw Public Library Theatre on October 10th.
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Co-Op employees strike
Moose Jaw Co-Op donates to Families for Change
Governor General visits 15 Wing for Snowbirds’ year-end show Governor General Juliette Payette, once a student at CFB Moose Jaw in the early 1990s, returned to 15 Wing for the Canadian Snowbirds’ 2018 year-end show. As the Governor General of Canada and former Canadian Space Agency astronaut, Payette was Governor General Julie Payette with 15 back in Saskatchewan for the first Wing commander Col. Denis O’Reilly. time since being appointed Canada’s vice-regal by Queen Elizabeth.
High Street Re-Opens
High Street re-opened after 13 months as nearly impassable. The event saw patrons enjoying free hot dogs and music by the Don McKenzie of Water Vision Hot Tubs (right with w/ Uncoolas. scissors) and Dave O’Bright of Floors Now are joined by other business owners and supports in cutting the ribbon to officially re-open High Street.
Habitat for Humanity welcomes family into new home Kathy Brown and her son Carter received the keys to their new home at 1160 – 1st Ave. NE on November 7th. The construction of the new home received $50,000 in funding through the Federal and Provincial Governments. The Mosaic Company also provided a generous donation; in-kind and cash donations from organizations including Armstrong Construction, Carpet One Floor and Home Apex Electric. In addition, nearly $70,000 was raised through community fundraising projects, including the Annual Spring Gala and Annual Colour Fun Run.
Kathy and her son Carter cut the ribbon to their brand-new home.
From the Olympics to City Hall: New Parks and Rec. Director Derek Blais will start as the City of Moose Jaw’s new director of Parks and Recreation on January 21.
Local students earn Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Congratulations to four local students who pushed themselves beyond their comfort zones to earn the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award: Vanier seniors Sophia Grajczyk, Jenna Meili and Jane Morris, plus VaniJane Morris, Sophia Grajczyk and Jenna Meili from er alumnus Isabella Grajczyk, who is Vanier received the Duke of Edinburgh’s International currently studying at the University of Award along with alumnus Isabella Grajczyk. Regina.
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Dragoons receive new guidon, battle honour The Saskatchewan Dragoons have a long and storied history that has been represented on the unit’s battle flag, or guidon. On Nov. 3, a special consecration ceremony with a presentation of the Afghanistan Theatre Hon- Participants in the guidon ceremony gather for a our was held in 2 Hang- group photo. er at 15 Wing.
Police and Crisis Team (PACT) officially launched in Moose Jaw
Corrections and Policing Minister Christine Tell is joined by Mayor Fraser Tolmie, Greg Lawrence, Chief Rick Bourassa, Saskatchewan Health Authority’s Mary Lee Booth and Councillor Crystal Froese to launch of PACT in Moose Jaw.
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A new Police and Crisis Team (PACT) was officially launched in Moose Jaw. The team will help to improve how front-line policing services respond to people in mental health crisis situations.
The Rockefeller tree lit up the hospital thanks to Murray GM This is the fourth year in a row that Murray GM won the winning bid for naming rights for the “Light Up the Holidays Tree” at the Festival of Trees. Murray GM bid $18,500 for the rights to have their business displayed in the hospital lobby throughout the holiday season. The Moose Jaw Health Foundation’s Festival of Trees, held on November 17th, saw the evening raise over $120,000 in support of the Foundation. All the proceeds from the Festival are designation to the Foundation’s campaign to purchase a new C-Arm digital imaging unit to be used in orthopedic surgery at the Dr. F. H. Wigmore Regional Hospital.
The Remembrance Day Colour Party leads the parade to the Legion following the day's ceremonies.
The ‘Association communautaire fransaskoise de Moose Jaw’ (ACFMJ) won three awards at the provincial Fransaskoise awards gala on Nov. 3. The ACFMJ were nominated in four categories and won three awards. They won the award for the Regional Organization with the Most Distinguished Programming (Organisme régional s’étant le plus démarqué par l’originalité de sa programmation), the Program that Promotes the Inclusion of Newcomers (Projet favorisant le mieux l’inclusion des nouvelles et nouveaux arrivants), and the Most Mobilizing Project for Youth (Projet le plus mobilisateur pour la jeunesse).
Chantal Amstad, community development director for ACFMJ, holds images of some of the events they hosted this year in front of the three provincial awards the local francophone association won.
Hunger in Moose Jaw celebrated its 25th anniversary, thanking the community for its unrelenting support over the years. The organization’s mission is to sup- Hunger in Moose Jaw staff. port children and their families through education and nutritional programming that nurtures their potential. Hunger in Moose Jaw’s programs include: Child Nutrition, Headstart Preschool, The Good Food Box, Community Gardens. Community Kitchens and Junior Chef.
Hunger in Moose Jaw concluded the 8th annual ‘I Bought A Lunch’ campaign that ran for 50 days and raised $53,000!
Mosaic Place was filled with thousands of supporters and dozens of dignitaries for the 100th annual Remembrance Day Service held on Sunday, Nov. 11, the kind of turnout that has long been a hallmark of the community.
Local francophone association wins three provincial awards
Hunger in Moose Jaw celebrates 25 years
Hunger in Moose Jaw’s ‘I Bought A Lunch Campaign’ surpasses $50,000 goal
Thousands fill Mosaic Place for annual Remembrance Day ceremonies
John Howard Society celebrates 60 years The John Howard Society kicked off it’s 60th anniversary and recognized some important partners in Moose Jaw for their contributions and impact on the community.
Community partners recognized for their contribution to John Howard Society’s project (s). Front row form left: Teagan Witko, Crystal Peterson, James Szwagierczack. (Back row from left): Sgt. Kevin Pilsworth, Cst. Kyle Cunningham, Andrea Dyck and Lindsay Wilcox.
Brian Hendrickson appointed as a Provincial Court judge in Moose Jaw Brian Hendrickson, at the age of 62 and after more than 35 years as a lawyer, was appointed as a judge to the Provincial Court in Moose Jaw. Judge Hendrickson replaced Judge Douglas Kovatch who is moving to the Provincial Court in Regina.
CP Rail launches High Efficiency Product (HEP) train at G3 Pasqua Elevator Canadian Pacific unveiled the next generation of grain transportation at the G3 Pasqua Elevator, an8,500-foot High Efficiency Product (HEP) train featuring new, and highly efficient, Canadian-made hopper cars, and can move approximately 44 percent more grain than the prior generation of grain train 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.
CP's 8,500-foot High Efficiency Product (HEP) train loads at G3's Pasqua elevator.
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Sarah Pouteaux BAUCK Henry George Bauck, aged 89 years of Moose Jaw, SK passed away suddenly on the morning of Wednesday, December 26th, 2018. Henry was born on January 24th, 1929 on his Grandpa and Grandma Bauck’s farm north of Chaplin. He was predeceased by his wife, Aileen (Adrian) Bauck; grandson, Michael Gerbrandt; parents, Rueben and Ada Bauck; and brother-in-law, Ivan Marzolf. Henry will be dearly missed by his wife, Sylvia (Ward) Bauck and her children: Wanda, Heather, Edith, Arthur, and Garth, and their families; as well as his family: son, Rod (Debbie) Bauck; grandson, Rod (Jenn) Bauck and their boys Keaton and Beckett; grandson, Larson Bauck and his boys Hudson and Brydon; daughter, Terrill (Clarence) Gerbrandt; granddaughter-in-law, Julie Gerbrandt and their children Janaya, Kianna, and Joel; grandson, Dean (Julie) Gerbrandt and their children Robyn (Brandon) and their baby Brody, Sarah (Kurt), Tilynn, and Brendan; granddaughter, Lacey (Matt) Owens and their children Coulson, Cooper, and Cadence; son, Dwight (Joan) Bauck; grandson, Jeff (Selina) Bauck and their children Casey, Madison, and Carter; son, Mitch (Brenda) Bauck; sister, Helen Marzolf; as well as many cousins and friends. Henry grew up on the farm, attended the Bothwell school, and graduated High School at Central Collegiate in Moose Jaw, SK. He went on to farm and spent his winters in Vancouver, where he worked on the tugboats. On November 14th, 1952 he took Aileen Adrian as his bride and they made their home, farming north of Val Jean, SK. Henry spent his lifetime doing what he loved so much - farming with his family, in addition to working as a Hail Adjuster with SK Municipal Hail Insurance and serving many years as a Councillor and the Reeve of the RM of Chaplin. Henry suffered the loss of his wife Aileen in 2003 and was given a second chance at love when he married Sylvia Ward on March 28th, 2009. They later made their home at the Caleb Manner in Moose Jaw, where they were welcomed by many friends. Henry was a very social person and dearly loved by so many, whether it was through his love of travelling, being a shuffleboard champion, golfing, playing pool, so many intense games of cribbage, and of course – playing the best pranks. His family will always remember the many fishing trips they were fortunate enough to take with him. Henry will be missed for so many reasons but more than anything, his sense of humour and his infectious chuckle. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, December 31st, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home with Pastor Marvin Seaborg officiating. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Henry’s name may be made to the Chaplin Lutheran Church or to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Calvin Gammel, Funeral Director 306-693-4550 www.moosejawfuneralhome.com
Help patients on their road to recovery with a memorial gift to support the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital Please contact us for more information. Moose Jaw Health Foundation 55 Diefenbaker Drive Moose Jaw, SK S6J 0C2 Phone (306) 694-0373
Sarah Pouteaux passed away on December 10, 2018, at the Foyer d’Youville in Gravelbourg, SK, with family at her side on her 106th birthday. She was born on December 10, 1912, to Margaretta and George Hoffman on the family homestead six miles north of Hodgeville, SK. There she attended the Fair Valley School. In 1924, the family moved to a farm in the Kelstern district. Being the second oldest in a family of 12, and having her dad killed in a farming accident at the age of 50, she knew what work was. After her schooling, Sarah worked as a housekeeper in various places. This brought her to the Bateman district where she started working for a widowed farmer, Arthur Pouteaux. He had two young children at the time. Sarah and Arthur were married on November 24, 1939. Together they added an additional three daughters to the family. Sarah worked hard in the mixed farming operation her and Arthur operated, and grew large gardens for canning and pickling. Sarah sewed most of her children’s clothing and knit mitts, gloves, socks, toques, scarves, and sweaters. She loved to play piano and sing. In 1970, Sarah and Arthur retired to Gravelbourg. Following Arthur’s death on December 26, 1972, Sarah moved to Moose Jaw to be closer to her Seventh Day Adventist Church. Her very strong faith played a great part of her life. Sarah enjoyed travelling to Hawaii, Egypt and the Dominican Republic, but definitely the greatest pastime in her retirement was making quilts. She especially enjoyed sewing. At the age of 94, Sarah moved to Chateau St. Michael’s in Moose Jaw. Then, at the age of 100, she moved to the Foyer d’Youville in Gravelbourg. Sarah enjoyed life to the fullest by keeping active, singing, and taking part in exercises and activities. Right to the end when asked, “How are you feeling?” her reply was always, “Couldn’t be better.” Sarah leaves to mourn her loving family, daughters Iris (Robert) McNeill, Myrna Rolfe, Linda (Ross) Armson, Ruth (Lawrence) Deobald; grandchildren Carol Henderson, Cheryl (Rod) Hoshowsky, Wayne McNeill (Candi Bartley), Joanne (Dale) Petersen, Doug Rolfe (Coralee Watkins), Loretta (Andrew) Rolfe Unger, Lorelei (Jeffrey) Burnett, Maureen (John) Borges, Melanie (Chris) Babbitt, Gregory (Nicole) Armson, Grant (Rosalee) Armson, Victor (Brenda) Pouteaux, Edith (Wilf) Dyck, Dale (Michelle) Pouteaux, Donald (Melody) Pouteaux, Ronald (Marcia) Pouteaux, Christine Jansen, Marian (Charlie) Edelman, Deldeen (Bob) Rusk, George Deobald, Dwaine Deobald; 56 great grandchildren and 41 great-great grandchildren; brother Irvin (Shirley) Hoffman; sister-in-law Joyce Hoffman. Predeceased by her parents Margaretta and George Hoffman; husband Arthur Pouteaux; sisters Mary, Leya, Martha, Elsie, Luella, Ruby; brothers David, Joseph, Jacob, Edward; son Walter (Laura) Pouteaux; son-in-law Gordon Rolfe; grandson-in-law Robert Jansen; great granddaughter-in-law Angela Boorah. Funeral Service was held on Saturday, December 15, 2018, 1:00 p.m., at the Church of Christ, Gravelbourg, SK, with Pastor Scott Manly officiant. The eulogy was shared by Cheryl Hoshowsky, Maureen Borges, and Loretta Rolfe Unger. Scripture reader was Deldeen Rusk. Special music was shared by Sarah’s grandchildren. Pianist was Leanne Mann. Active pallbearers were Doug Rolfe, Wayne McNeill, Greg Armson, Ronald Pouteaux, Victor Pouteaux, and Grant Armson. Interment took place at the Bateman Cemetery. Memorial donations in memory of Sarah to the Foyer d’Youville Foundation, Box 810, Gravelbourg, SK S0H 1X0, were greatly appreciated. Online condolences can be shared at www.pichehawkinsgrondinfuneralchapels.ca
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MOOSEJAWEXPRESS.COM • Wednesday, January 2, 2019 • PAGE A25
On the Front Porch
by Wanda Smith
On Assignment Happy New Year dear readers! I was reminiscing of some of my childhood memories of past Christmas holidays and New Years Eve experiences. One that comes to mind was when I was probably 12 or 13 years old; my family had been invited to some nearby neighbors for the evening. This family had blessed Sis and I many times throughout the years; taking us golfing at the Hillcrest Golf Course (renting a golf cart was the highlight!), countless Warrior games and always stopping at the Snow Hut on our way out of town so we knew that New Years Eve would be no different. Let’s just say the banquet table was overflowing with food, salty and sweet. The three of us kids made our home on the living room floor while we settled in for a night of games for hours on end. We also had treats alongside us as we played. It was a kids’ dream come true. The treats I had eyed up were those pastel-colored party mints. You know the kind... the little wafer-type confectionary made by Allan called “Misty Mints” – smooth mint drops. They were separated in four compartments of orange, mint, peach and peppermint flavors and came in a rosette shape; made of something like white chocolate, but flavoured with mint. That New Years Eve I kept eating and eating and eating those delicious morsels until the clock struck midnight when I began to feel nauseous and sick to my stomach. We had such a fun night of games and eating but it was spoiled by my overindulgence of Misty Mints. Unfortunately, since Hershey bought out the Allan confectionary company, they discontinued this candy; maybe this is for my betterment. This reminds me of the true story of the Amalekites who “...had made a raid against the Negeb and against Ziklag ... And when David and his men came to the city, they found it burned with fire, and their wives and sons and daughters taken captive.” When David found out, he and his men were very distraught. Encouraging himself in the Lord, he enquired of Abiathar, the priest, of what to do. The priest answered him, “Pursue, for you shall surely overtake and shall surely rescue.” So David set out, finding a young Egyptian along the way who had been with the Amalekites but left behind due to illness. After David nursed him to health, the young man directed David and his army to the enemies. When they arrived, they found the men “...spread abroad over all the land, eating and drinking and dancing, because of all the great spoil they had taken from the land of the Philistines and from the land of Judah. (So) David struck them down from twilight until the evening of the next day, and not a man of them escaped, except four hundred young men, who mounted camels and fled. David recovered all that the Amalekites had taken, and David rescued his two wives. Nothing was missing, whether small or great, sons or daughters, spoil or anything that had been taken. David brought back all.” I think it is safe to say we’ve all overindulged in something at some point in our life. The danger is to live with no boundaries, greed and not knowing when to stop, thus finding ourselves reaping the consequences. Have a safe and self-controlled New Years! “For the grace of God has appeared... training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age.” Scripture references: 1 Samuel 30, Titus 2:11,12
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PUBLIC NOTICE Clean Sidewalks Bylaw No. 5514 Under the provisions of this Bylaw: 1. In all business zones and other specified areas of the City all sidewalks are to be cleared of snow, ice and other debris daily. Snow may be placed in the gutter adjacent to the property and is not to be piled around lamp posts, parking metres, etc. Heavy snow must be removed within forty-eight (48) hours after the fall thereof has ceased. 2. It is illegal to deposit snow and/or ice from private property ie. private driveways, service station lots or parking lots, onto any City street or land. 3. Snow from residential driveways must be placed on that property only. Residential sidewalks are not required to be cleared. If they are, where possible snow should be placed on the abutting property. Otherwise, it may be placed in the gutter beside the sidewalk. For further information regarding this Bylaw, please contact Bylaw Enforcement at (306) 694-4553. Your co-operation will greatly assist City crews in the orderly maintenance of City streets during the winter months. Thank you.
NOTICE OF INTENT TO CLOSE A PORTION OF A LANE/STREET PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OF THE CITIES ACT The Council of the City of Moose Jaw intends to consider a Bylaw for the following street and lane closure: “All of Street/Lane 1, Registered Plan No. 92MJ14476 and part of Street/Lane 217, Registered Plan No. OLD96, civically known as Home Street West and Seventh Avenue Southwest” As shown in the red shaded area of the map available at www.moosejaw.ca. The purpose of this closure is to facilitate the sale and consolidation of the land with the Thunder Creek Pork property. A copy of the proposed Bylaw may be inspected by any interested person at Planning and Development Services, 3rd Floor City Hall, 228 Main Street North, or may be found under the “announcements” section at www.moosejaw.ca, from Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 to Monday, January 14th, 2019 from 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Written comments, objections, or intention to address Council must be received by Planning and Development Services, 228 Main Street North, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 3J8, by 10:00 AM on Monday, January 14th, 2019 in person or by email at email@example.com. Questions can be directed to the Department of Planning and Development Services by email or by calling 694-4443. The bylaw will be considered at the regular meeting of City Council to be held in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 2nd floor, 228 Main Street North, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, on Monday, January 14th, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. Dated at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan the 20th Day of December, 2018. Myron Gulka-Tiechko - City Clerk
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Written objections to the granting of the permit may be filed with SLGA not more than two weeks from the date of publication of this notice. Every person filing a written objection with SLGA shall state their-name, address and telephone number in printed form, as well as the grounds for the objection(s). Petitions must name a contact person, state grounds and be legible. Each signatory to the petition and the contact person must provide an address and telephone number. Frivolous, vexatious or competition-based objections within the beverage alcohol industry may not be considered, and may be rejected by the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Licensing Commission, who may refuse to hold a hearing.
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PRAIRIE HEARTS QUILT GUILD meets January 3 at 7:00 at the Masonic Temple. Members will show the quilting “stuff” they got for Christmas. Show and Share will feature quilts designed by the quilter. Visitors are welcome. THE FLK-TAOIST GROUP is having their Open House on Saturday, January 5th at 10:30 am in the Social Hall of St. Andrews United Church- 60 Athabasca Street W in Moose Jaw. Everyone is invited to attend and try Tai Chi. Tai Chi is a low-impact activity for people of all ages and most states of health. It is a gentle, relaxing activity that helps a person with breathing, strength, balance alsoTai Chi helps with memory and is a big stress reliever! For more information please contact Elaine Crysler at 306-693-9034 or email firstname.lastname@example.org OR Mitch Miller at 306-6814515 or e-mail email@example.com. A YOUTH (AGE 12+) SASK HUNTER EDUCATION ON LINE COURSE TEST SESSION AND CANADIAN FIREARM SAFETY COURSE WEEKEND WILL BE CONDUCTED BY THE MOOSE JAW FIREARM SAFETY/HUNTER EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR GROUP in January 2019. This will take place Friday Jan 4, 2019 (630pm-930pm) and Saturday Jan 5, 2019 (9-5pm plus testing). Students will take the Canadian Firearm Safety Course and participate in a specific Sask Hunter Ed on line course review. At the end of Saturday they will write the comprehensive Sask Hunter Ed Test and Canadian Firearm Safety Course test and take the CFSC Firearm Practical handling test supplemented by specific SHED course handling requirements. To participate in this Youth course weekend the students must complete their Sask Hunter Education On line course, go to www. saskhuntered.ca click on online course, register and complete. and pre read the Canadian Firearm Safety Course manual. To get further information on this course offering check out these websites: google MJHUNTERED or google SOUTH SASKATCHEWAN WILDLIFE ASSOCIATION, OR MOOSE JAW WILDLIFE ASSOCIATION. The websites will provide information on course location, costs, course requirements, etc. You can also email mjhuntered@gmail. com Students who pass the exams will be able to apply for their Federal Firearms Licenses when they turn 18 and also will be able to legally hunt in Sask. RIVERVIEW 60TH REUNION MEETING. January 7, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Riverview. Committees are established, plans have been made, now we need your input and assistance to carry out the event. Even volunteering for a few hours here and there will help. Hope to see you on the 7th. RVCI 60 Committee. HOPE GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP FOR ALL BEREAVED. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 9 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. at Crescent Park Event Centre (262 Athabasca St. East). Everyone is welcome. BEREAVED PARENTS Grief Support Group for Parents who have experienced the death of a Child. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 16 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. at Crescent Park Event Centre (262 Athabasca St. East). Everyone is welcome. SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE Grief Support Group for those who have experienced the death of a Loved One by Suicide. The next meeting will be held Wednesday,
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January 23 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. at Crescent Park Event Centre (262 Athabasca St. East). Everyone is welcome. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION – Branch 59 Moose Jaw, 268 High St W: Contact 306-692-5453 Like us on Facebook @ Royal Canadian Legion Branch 59 Moose Jaw. SUPPERS– Fridays @ 5:30 pm – Please purchase tickets by the previous Wednesday. RENEW YOUR 2019 LEGION MEMBERSHIP NOW! Deadline for renewal is December 31st to remain a member in good standing ANNUAL NEW YEAR’S LEVEE - January 1st @ 12:00 pm in the Lounge – complimentary lunch & Moose Milk - Adults only please for this occasion. LEGION PROVINCIAL CURLING - Moose Jaw Branch #59 is hosting the 2019 Royal Canadian Legion Saskatchewan Curling Bonspiel – January 18-20. Deadline for entries into the Masters, Open, or Mixed Team Categories (Legion members only) is Dec 20, 2018. ALSO - VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO HELP!! Please call the office 306-692-5453. BUILD YOUR OWN BURGER Fundraiser – Sunday Jan 26th – Mark your calendar!! Details to follow. MOOSE JAW & DISTRICT SENIORS’ ASSOCIATION @ Timothy Eaton Garden – 101-510 Main St N. For more information or the regular listing of ongoing daily events call 306-694-4223 or firstname.lastname@example.org COSMO SENIORS’ CENTRE, 235 Third Ave. N.E. For more information call (306) 692-6072. Mini Canasta Tournament on Friday, January 11 at 1:00 p.m. Cost: $5.00. Includes prizes and snack Mini Bridge Tournament on Friday, January 18 at 1:00 p.m. Cost: $5.00. Includes prizes and snack Social Dance on Saturday, January 19 at 8:00 p.m. Band: DENNIS FICOR. Cost: $14.00. Lunch provided. Mini Cribbage Tournament on Tuesday, January 22 at 1:00 p.m. Cost: $5.00. Includes prizes and snack. Maxi Cribbage Tournament on Friday, January 25 at 10:00 a.m. Cost: $12.00. Lunch provided. REGISTER NOW FOR FRENCH CLASSES AT ASSOCIATION COMMUNAUTAIRE FRANSASKOISE DE MOOSE JAW with numerous levels offered for Winter 2019. Beginner 1.3 (I know basic sentences) Thursdays Jan 24/31 Feb 7/14/21; Beginner 1.1 (I have never spoken French before) Thursdays Feb 28/Mar 7/14/21/28; Beginner 2.3 (I can have a basic conversation) Tuesdays Jan 22/29/Feb 5/12/19; Beginner 2.1 (I can have a basic conversation) Tuesdays Feb 26/Mar 5/12/19/26; Francopractique(casual studying and conversation) Weds Jan 23/30/Feb 6/13/20 and Weds Feb 27/Mar 6/13/20/27. Cost $60 each level; $20 (franco-practique; Time: 6:30-8:30pm; 6:30-8:00pm (franco-practique). Location: 450, 3rd Ave NW, MJ. $20 deposit is required upon registration. Class offer depends on the number of registrations. To Register call 306.692.8112 or email email@example.com ARMY NAVY AND AIR FORCE VETERANS, 279 High St. W. Phone 306.693.1656. Anavets Meat Draw held every Saturday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. Everyone Welcome. Anavets Tuesday and Thursday Fun Pool League starts at 7 p.m. Everyone Welcome. FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES 3395, 561 Home St. W, Moose Jaw. Monday Night Crib 7:00pm Everyone welcome. Wednesday Night Darts 7:30 pm Live Music every Friday and Saturday night ELKS FUNDRAISER MEAT DRAW RAFFLES are held every Friday evening at 5:30 PM in the Legion lounge. There are eight chances to win meat, a teddy bear draw and a 50-50 draw. It’s a great way to start
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the weekend! Funds raised support Elks projects. LINE DANCING CLASSES on Mondays from 10am to 11:30am in the Community Centre at Church of Our Lady, 566 Vaughn St. Cost $3 per class. Everyone welcome. For more information call Donna Douglas @306.692.7365. SASKATCHEWAN BASEBALL HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM deadline for nominations to the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame is March 15, 2019. Call 306-446-1983 for further information. THE FUNG LOY KOK TAOIST TAI CHI welcomes anyone interested to come out and try this very gentle form of exercise. There is no restriction of age or gender, all are welcome. Classes are held every Wednesday at 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. AND Saturdays 11 to 12 noon. Classes are held in the Social Hall of St. Andrews 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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. 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. 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.
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they need to make individually, so “we need to get together and do something big,” Amare said. “I think that’s why I’m so passionate about the tree project because trees make a big impact in the amount of carbon that is in the air.” The members of the group aren’t trying to necessarily re-invent the wheel. There are programs in other communities and provinces that they can draw inspiration from and take ideas from to implement here. “In Alberta every second grade student has access to getting a tree to plant if they want and other provinces have an arbour day, where there are free trees available for people who wish to plant them,” Amare said. “It’s going to how to connect the dots of what’s available, what can we do, who wants to be a part of it and what resources can we find. “It’s going to take a lot of hands, but I think it can happen.” Given the importance of the province’s resource-based industry on the economy, issues relating to climate change and green technology can be divisive and easily politicized.
“It doesn’t have to be that way. It doesn’t have to be one or the other. We’re going to have to be on some sort of integrated system, but we can’t be afraid of solar and renewable resources in the way that we are,” Amare said. “I think we’re being very resistant to change. There are solutions and ways we can do this. There are new technologies every day. It doesn’t help to hate on oil and gas. It doesn’t help anybody.” During the meeting the point was made that much of the convenience of modern society is built on oil and gas. The group has more than 100 members on their Facebook page and are trying be inclusive and show that everyone has a role to play in creating a healthy environment for the future. “Everybody is welcome,” Amare said. “We can make a difference when we get together.” The group will meet again on Jan. 2 at 7 p.m., but are still determining the location. The specifics will all be posted on their Facebook page at “Together we can make a difference - Moose Jaw.”
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