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Thursday, October 11, 2018 • Volume 87, Number 38


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Playing in the dirt with cool toys

Brent Walker of Preeceville had fun playing with his grandson Keenan Walker in the garden using a digger to build some roads in the dirt on September 29.

Preeceville and District Heritage Museum hosts season windup The Preeceville and District Heritage Museum hosted its windup with a pie and coffee party on October 5. “While it was cool and damp outside it was warm inside. The coffee was hot and the homemade pie was delicious,” said Agnes Murrin, chairperson of the museum. The museum had a busy year with visitors from many locations, including: Europe (two), USA (one), Quebec (one), Nova Scotia (one), Ont. (two), Man.(three) B.C. (10), Alta. (12) and many from Saskatchewan. The museum’s theme this year was agriculture as it was the centennial of the John Deere tractor

and the 50th anniversary of canola. “We had school tours and hosted a seniors group from Carrot River. We hosted the town volunteer tea in the spring and a tea in the summer for the Lutheran Ladies Group. “Projects that were completed this year included renovating another washroom and painting the School Room and the Sports Room. We also had the hardwood floors resanded,” said Murrin. “Fundraising for the museum began early in the year with two suppers at the Curling Rink with the Chase the Ace draws, the 50’s night in June, chili and clay oven bread in July in conjunction with Old Home Week and we

participated in the recent Culture Day event. “Future museum fundraising will be suppers at the Curling Rink and we will have a tree at the Festival of Trees,” she stated. “Some of the artifacts that came in this year were a gramophone from one of our early mayors, a wringer washing machine, wedding dresses, vintage radios, some trophies and plaques, children’s items, cadet uniforms, Hazel Dell school plaques, TD bank things and many smaller items. The museum appreciates the donors for thinking about the museum,” said Murrin. “We are looking for more people to join the museum board so if interested please contact any

The Preeceville and District Heritage Museum held a number of fundraisers during the past year, including clay oven bread baking in conjunction with Old Home Week in July. board members. “The museum board would like to everyone for their continued

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Preeceville LTC Auxiliary hosts Region 6 Rally The Preeceville LTC (Long Term Care) auxiliary hosted the annual Region 6 Rally with six auxiliaries in attendance. The rally was held at the Preeceville Club 60 on September 20. The theme for the rally was Let’s Be Happy with Who We Are. Auxiliaries represented at the rally were Lanigan, Kelvington, Kamsack, Watrous and Preeceville Hospital auxiliary as well as the host auxiliary. The rally kicked off with registration and welcome by Hope Luciw, Preeceville LTC auxiliary president. Mayor

Garth Harris brought greetings on behalf of the Town of Preeceville. Phyllis Arnies, Association of Saskatchewan Auxiliaries representative brought greetings from the association. Monica Dutchak, Preeceville and District Health Centre manager greeted members and expressed her appreciation for all the dedication and hard work the auxiliary does, stated Luciw. Dawn Kennedy, nurse practitioner, was the guest speaker and discussed topics surrounding diabetics and the heart. Pastor Hein Bertram provided entertainment prior to

reports given by each auxiliary. The Preeceville report was given by Hope Luciw, president of the Preeceville LTC auxiliary. Luciw spoke on the Preeceville auxiliary accomplishments. “We have done numerous fundraisers that included, a pie social, a raffle, a tea and bake sale. We have helped out with the Terry Fox Run, lunch meals and purchased two special air mattresses, 25 chairs, made an outdoor patio with gazebo and hosted a Christmas party for residents and their families. All the funds we raise are extra monies to help enrich the residents’ lives,” she concluded.

SaskEnergy applies for lower rate SaskEnergy announced it has applied to the Saskatchewan Rate Review Panel to lower its commodity rate from $3.65/Gigajoule (GJ) to $2.65/GJ, effective April 1, 2019. SaskEnergy is also asking the Panel to approve a 3.7 per cent delivery service rate increase for April 1 2019. The two rate adjustments combined will see a total

bill decrease of 8.8 per cent for the average residential customer, or annual savings of $81, said a release from SaskEnergy. “We all know how vital reliable natural gas service is to the people and businesses of Saskatchewan. Natural gas is the choice of energy for our nearly 400,000 customers and we’re pleased to be able

to offer near record low commodity rates,” said Ken From, president and chief executive officer of SaskEnergy. “These low market prices speak to the efficiency of the natural gas industry and the abundance of this low-emissions fuel resource in Canada.” In addition, SaskEnergy has asked the Panel to support an interim rate of $2.95/

GJ, effective November 1. From said this will allow customers to take advantage of lower rates during the winter heating season, while also providing the Panel the necessary time it requires to analyze SaskEnergy’s application, and collect customer feedback. The proposed April 1 commodity rate of $2.65/ GJ is the lowest SaskEnergy

has offered customers since 1999. The proposed 3.7 per cent delivery service rate increase will provide additional funding for higher costs of safety and system integrity programs, and infrastructure investments for projects such as the relocation of major pipeline infrastructure outside of large urban centres.

Tw e n t y y e a r s a g o , the average home in Saskatchewan used approximately 130 GJs of natural gas a year. In recent years, that usage per household is down to about 100 GJs thanks to more energyefficient furnaces and water heaters, homes built to higher efficiency standards and homeowners managing their energy use.

Big smile after soft landing in leaves

Jackson Strykowski of Preeceville helped to rake a huge pile of leaves before jumping into them on September 28.

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The 1 2 3 Care For Me Daycare children had fun playing in the leaves outside the daycare in Sturgis on October 4. From left, were: Drae Peterson, Aryan Leason, Arianna Neilson, Lindy Romanchuk, Celyna Kinneard and Blake Beatty.

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Presentation to feature management of Saskatchewan white-tailed and mule deer The Kelsey Ecological Society will be fearuring Allison Henderson, Wildlife Ecologist with Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment in a presentation on the management of Saskatchewan whitetailed and mule deer. The presentation is scheduled to be held on October 14 at the Preeceville Club 60. Henderson will be focusing on the historic and current ecology and ecographic distribution of Saskatchewan’s white-tailed and mule deer. She will also explain key aspects of their modern ecology that drive their management, stated a release from the Kelsey Ecological Society. Henderson is a Wildlife Ecologist with the Fish, Wildlife and Lands Branch of Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Environment, stated her website.

She completed her Doctor of Philosophy through the University of Saskatchewan School of Environment and Sustainability in 2014, where she studied both social and ecological dimensions of grassland songbird conservation using an interdisciplinary approach. She has worked for Parks Canada at Grasslands National Park on recovery planning and monitoring activities for species at risk, holds a Master of Sciences from Simon Fraser University, where she studied insect ecology on Costa Rican coffee plantations and is also an alumnus of the University of Saskatchewan Agricultural Biology program and the University of British Columbia Bamfield Marine Science Centre. She currently resides in Yorkton.

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The Kelsey Ecological Society will be fearuring Allison Henderson, Wildlife Ecologist with Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment in a presentation on the management of Saskatchewan whitetailed and mule deer.

U of S start-up shows golden touch on Dragons’ Den A start-up company formed by University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researcher Stephen Foley, with two of his former students and a business partner, struck gold on CBC’s Dragons’ Den. The panel on the reality TV show offered to chip in a total $1 million for a stake in the venture, Excir Works, said a release from the U of S. “In the end, all six dragons bought in, which was pretty cool,” said Foley, an associate chemistry professor in the College of Arts and Science, whose team has developed an innovative method to extract gold from electronic waste. Foley was convinced until almost the very end that their pitch to the Dragons’ Den panel had been “a train wreck,” especial ly when panelist Lane Merrifield got up to confer with others. “I thought that was it. We were getting the boot quickly. Then they came back to say they all wanted in for three per cent each for 18 per cent

of the company. It was overwhelming.” Dragons’ Den provides opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs to pitch their business ideas to the panel of Canadian business moguls who have the money and connections to bring the ideas to fruition. Foley said he pursued the opportunity as “a lark” and applied online because Excir needed investors. By coincidence, some producers of the show came through Innovation Place the following week, and he pitched his concept successfully to the producers. Excir, a U of S-incubated start-up, was founded in 2017 with Foley, former students Loghman Moradi and Hiwa Salimi, and investor Graham Fritz as partners. The company is based on an innovative, cheap, and environmentally benign solvent that Foley’s laboratory team developed in 2016 to rapidly and selectively extract thin layers of gold from circuit boards and other hardware components in electronic waste.

Based on scaling up lab results, it’s anticipated that 100 litres of the recyclable solvent can process up to five tonnes of e-waste at a cost of $200, yielding about a kilogram of gold worth $50,000, Foley said. The new technology is expected to replace standard recovery and recycling methods that use toxic chemicals and heat. Innovation Enterprise (IE), a U of S commercialization offic e, has been involved from the inception by handling the patenting, company formation, holding a board seat, and working with the scientific founders to connect them with high-profile investors, the release said. Foley describes Chris Bowman, IE’s engineering and physical sciences portfolio manager who has been working closely with Excir, as “the fifth Beatle in our group” for his role in showing them the ropes, talking to investors, travelling with them to locate a plant and providing support. Financial details from

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(two), G. Clark, Suzy Jolson, Raven Candow, Verna Melynchuk (two), Marlene Liske and Jenna Nelson.

Chase the Ace September winners announced Preeceville and District Lions Club Chase the Ace Winners for the month of September were:

Derek Bodnar, September 7; Dawn Kennedy, September 13; Wilf Zuk, September 20 and Russell Worobetz, September 27.

the dragons’ offer are still to be worked out, Foley said, with due diligence required by all. Whether it’s the dragons or other investors, Excir needs money to hire an engineering company to design and

build the reactors so that the processing facilities can be scaled up. “When we get the money, we’ll put our heads down, focus on getting this technology off the ground and go silent for the rest of 2018,”

said Foley. “Then we will explode with it in 2019.” To watch the episode, visit dragonsden/ M o r e o n F o l e y ’s r e search can be found here: Gold diggers.

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A Decade Ago

The Preeceville Nursery School class for three and four-year-olds, with 19 students, was so large that it had to split into two groups, according to Tammy Chornomitz, president. ***** After much controversy, the referendum regarding the building of a new hall for the Town of Sturgis was resolved by a vote, with over 70 per cent of the voters in favour of the hall, said Mayor Don Olson. ***** The Sturgis Council of the Catholic Women’s League of Canada decided to donate funds to Filling the Gap in lieu of sponsoring the Christmas Shoe Boxes program, during the September noon luncheon meeting chaired by Shirley Woytas, president. ***** The Preeceville and District Lions Club, represented by Darin Newton, donated $3,000 to the Preeceville School, represented by Marc Jaques, principal to be used toward the purchase of a smart board and projector, bringing the school closer to its goal of having smart boards in every classroom in the school. ***** The Preeceville and District Heritage Museum played host to the annual Seneca Root network meeting for various museums in the area. Lorne Plaxin of the Preeceville museum welcomed all those in attendance.

Trade deal crucial for Saskatchewan We have a trade deal and here in Saskatchewan that is a very big deal. Our livelihoods depend on trade. And that especially applies to trade with the United States, which is why the 11th hour United States-MexicoCanada (USMCA) agreement to replace the old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was so critical. In 2017, 55 per cent of all Saskatchewan exports went to the United States, $15.6 billion out of $28.5 billion. However, you may be surprised to know that 85 per cent of Saskatchewan imports in 2017 ($9.8 billion out of $11.5 billion) came from the U.S. You get the picture. Trade is one of those issues so critical to us all that politics needs to put aside in its discussions, although that certainly didn’t happen in either the lead up or aftermath of the recent USMCA deal. Both the federal Conservatives and NDP felt it necessary to chastise Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government for the deal it negotiated, a deal that surely seemed a near impossible one, given the outrageous demands from U.S. Donald Trump’s administration like forcing Canada to end supply management in Canada and eliminating dispute settlement mechanisms like NATFA’s chapter 19. In fairness, those of you with long memories will recall that the original Canada-U.S. free trade deal 30 years ago came with adamant Liberal and NDP opposition to Progressive Conservative Prime Minister Brian

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Mulroney’s free trade deal. We fought the 1988 election over this issue. Sadly, some things don’t change enough. But the fact of the matter is trade is as important for both our agriculture and trade-based economy now as it was back then. So notwithstanding the multiple reasons why western Canadians have legitimate reasons to be angry with the Trudeau government and policies like the carbon tax, we should be happy with what the federal government has accomplished. And credit Saskatchewan Party Premier Scott Moe for recognizing the importance of all this. “We are pleased with the way the negotiations have come out, to allow us access for our agriculture, manufacturing, our energy industry as well as our mining industry products to flow across North America,” Moe told reporters during a press conference last week after the signing of the deal. Admittedly, Moe and others do have legitimate reasons

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for misgivings, not the least of which is U.S. President Donald Trump’s use of Section 232 of his country’s Trade Expansion Act to still impose 25 per cent tariffs on Canadian steel for, allegedly, reasons of national security. For Moe, this remains disconcerting because it is having a big impact on Regina-based Evraz Steel. However, given the aforementioned imports from the U.S., Moe notes that such tariffs also have potential impact on Seed Hawk, Bourgault, Honey Bee and Morris Farm Industries, all farm implement manufacturers located in rural Saskatchewan that buy specialized steel and sell their products into U.S. markets. Such trade concerns flow throughout Saskatchewan’s economy. For example, the Saskatchewan Stock Growers’ Association noted the fall cattle run is just starting and losing duty-free access to the U.S., always a distinct possibility because it’s something that’s certainly happened in the recent past, is a frightening prospect. Approximately three quarters of all Canadian beef exports go the United States. “We’re coming into our busy time of year,” said Stock Growers general manager Chad MacPherson, adding that he has heard stories of disclaimers in contracts that could have rendered them “null and void” if there was market disruption through a failed trade deal. The main crux of it is that we maintain what we had, and we didn’t lose anything,” MacPherson said. Many are all too aware of how much not having a trade deal could cost us.

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World Teachers’ Day 2018 Opinion Editorial By Patrick Maze, President, Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation In the coming weeks, teachers from all over this province will meet together for discussions on a future vision for public education. It’s all part of Re-Imagine Education, the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation’s effort to prompt a wide-ranging public discussion about the role of our schools. We’re asking teachers and members of the general public to clarify the issues facing education today, imagine what future schools might look like in their communities and come up with a plan for making that vision a reality. Re-Imagine Education is

one of three separate planning exercises in the education sector; Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Education and school trustees are each conducting their own. The fact that three separate strategic planning and public engagement processes are taking place at the same time probably tells you all you need to know about the current state of relationships in the education sector. This is evidence of a fundamental disconnect among government, trustees and teachers. If we are to continue doing our best for students, parents and the broader society, this is a problem that has to be resolved. G o r d W y a n t , Saskatchewan’s minister

of education is keen to say he’s met with teachers and “things are well in the sector” (Hansard, May 17, 2018, pg. 4325). A teacher invited to the stage at an August 29 meeting in Saskatoon had a starkly different message for the minister: “The cuts are hurting.” Yes, government has put more money back into education. However, it’s still less than the $54 million taken out two years ago. Plus, there is the pressure of added enrollment. The pattern over the last two years is clear: 5,000 extra students, 24 million fewer operating dollars in education. The unmistakable signs of a system under stress can be heard as teachers recite their

lived experiences in the classroom. More students with fewer teachers. Less supports for those with special needs. Teacher shortages in northern Saskatchewan made worse by cuts which limit teacher recruitment and retention plus the cancellation of the NORTEP (Northern Teachers Education Program.) One teacher in Saskatoon said recently that cuts at her school are a drop in the bucket compared to what’s going on in the province as a whole. However, her students have nowhere else to go. “My kids have no backup plan. It’s heartbreaking.” When it comes to developing a strategic plan for the future of education, teacher voice has been largely

silenced. Most of the major decisions about the future are made by a little-known, but very powerful group of regional administrators known as the Provincial Leadership Team. Their mandate specifically excludes teachers from membership. Making decisions about the future of education without meaningful input from teachers is akin to driving without clearing the snow off your windshield. You don’t know where you’re going, you might not ever get to where you want to be and you’ll likely cause a lot of harm along the way. Witness the extremely modest progress that has been made on the goals set out in the Education Sector Strategic

Plan. Teachers want to help students fully participate in Saskatchewan’s economic, cultural and intellectual life. Teachers picked this profession because they wanted to do something that made a difference. T h e t h e m e o f Wo r l d Teachers’ Day is “Teachers, the heartbeat of public education.” In order to bring meaning to that lofty sentiment, teachers in our province must be provided with the resources needed for a growing and diverse student population. They must be allowed a voice at the planning table. We must acknowledge their great work and continuing commitment to excellence in public education.

There are solutions to the fiscal woes if we can just move on them As I write this, Canada is having a good day, economically. That is, if you consider we just dodged, by the skin of our teeth, getting trampled by Donald Trump on NAFTA 2.0, the United States Mexico Canada Agreement. Also, within days, if not hours, the final go-ahead is expected to be announced for the first truly major liquefied natural gas (LNG) project to be built at Kitimat. It’s expected to come in at $40 billion, which includes its associated (gasp) pipeline. That is stupendous news, unless a meteor strikes between now and the time this goes to press. So after a summer of getting kicked in the teeth, particularly on the Trans Mountain Expansion Project and American aluminum and steel tariffs, maybe we have something to be thankful for. After all, that $40 billion is going to be a huge uplift to British Columbia. Maybe it will lead to more investments, and a whole new form of natural gas industry for Canada. But lurking in the background is the spectre of subnational debt; i.e. provinces going increasingly into debt after years of deficit spending. New Brunswick is going down the tubes in a hurry. Newfoundland has been bankrupting itself with the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project. Don’t get me started on Ontario. One of the few provinces to see recent surpluses has been Quebec, but that’s only because they get $11 billion per year in equalization payments. What is galling about all this is that many of these jurisdictions have the ability to help themselves a bit, if they just got their heads out of, well, you know. New Brunswick, for instance, has natural gas. But in recent

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years, they have banned fracking. So instead of allowing a new natural gas industry to develop there, and do this thing called pay royalties and taxes, and create jobs, they’d rather go down the whirlpool of bankruptcy. Quebec, too, has said no to fracking for natural gas, despite having its own resources. I’ve spoken to the guy leading the company who wants to develop it. They’ve been patient, but it seems they are getting nowhere. Yet in the meantime, Alberta, which does allow fracking, is paying to subsidize Quebec each and every day, while its own fiscal ability has suffered. Alberta is in a righteous fury over British Columbia and Quebec’s intransigence on pipelines. Northern Gateway was first. Then Energy East. Now it’s Trans Mountain. In the meantime, the price differential on Western Canadian Select compared to West Texas Intermediate is, as of October 1, -US$35.75 per barrel, giving an implied price of US$37.50. In other words, most of Alberta’s oil (and a good chunk of Saskatchewan’s) is going for just over half of WTI. I wish they sold vehicles that way. I could stand a new SUV

at half off. Yet this is how we are selling our oil, every day. When talking to Premier Scott Moe about this a month ago, I pointed out that the amount Saskatchewan is losing due to this differential, in taxes and royalties alone, would essentially wipe out our provincial deficit. He noted I was very astute, and correct. At the time, the number was $200 million per year. Since then, Moe has revised the lost revenue to $300 million per year. If the provinces don’t get their fiscal houses in order, they run the risk of going through something similar to Saskatchewan’s near-death experience with bankruptcy in the early 1990s. Those effects are still felt, today. It impacted my wife. The year she graduated nursing, they laid off 600 nurses. It was a year before she found work, in North Battleford. Shutting down the Plains Hospital 20 years ago has a big impact on hospital bed shortages today. Other provinces will soon feel this pain. Much of Canada could fix its financial woes if they stopped fighting everything and actually let people move this country ahead. That means allowing fracking in New Brunswick and Quebec. It means building Energy East, Northern Gateway and Trans Mountain, allowing that differential to shrink. It means letting one $40 billion LNG investment become many. It means stopping scaring away investment in the oilsands. It means allowing all these pipelines to be filled, at prices that aren’t discounted because we’re selling our oil to India and China. Many of the solutions are there. We just have to be willing to move on them.

Saving older genetics important to future survival If you are a regular reader of this space, and thanks to those who are, then you know I am a believer in maintaining older genetics, whether within a heritage breed of livestock, or in the plants from which our current crops evolved. The reasoning is simple enough, the world we live in changes, and that means what we grow today may not be well-suited for the world our children live in, or our grandchildren. For our scientists to be able to adapt crops and livestock for differing conditions we may need to be able to go back to the foundational building blocks and essentially start over in developing something that will fill those future needs. So I was more than a little interested when a release came via email from the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) dealing with the very topic. The article related, “plant genetic resources are any plant materials, such as seeds, fruits, cuttings, pollen, and other organs and tissues from which plants can be grown. The stewards are the breeders, researchers, farmers, gene bank staff, and many others who keep them safe and utilize them.” It went on to note Peter Bretting, a National Program Leader for the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, saying these plant genetic materials and those who care for them are important for human survival.

“These are the materials for crop breeding which play a role in food security and plant research,” he said in the article. “Crops make up the thin green line standing between humanity and calamity. To feed the growing world population, breeders must develop new crop types that yield more on less land with less material such as water and fertilizer.” Interestingly, the article also noted, “an important part of these plant genetic resources is crop wild relatives. These are closely related to crop species but have not been domesticated by humans. They are often related to crops eaten today in some way and provide useful material for breeding, study, and preservation, says Bretting. “For example, breeders might find they want a trait like drought tolerance in a specific crop. It may be a rare quality

only found in an ancestor. Luckily, breeders might be able to find what they need thanks to the stewards who are conserving the wild ancestors.” This is fascinating in the sense it ties in with the concept that every species of plant and animal is worth preserving because science may find in the future it contains some trait or gene which may have a dramatically positive effect for humanity. That vision dovetails with the recent recognition by CSSA in celebrating Crop Wild Relative Week September 22 to 29. The week was created by the scientific society to raise awareness of the valuable wild relatives of familiar crops. “The fruits, grains, and roots of crop wild relatives are not as large as domesticated crops. Some might be bitter or have poor texture. But these hardy plants have a natural and useful diversity of traits that helped them live in some harsh conditions. These traits are useful to breeders in the fight to create a sustainable and secure food supply,” noted an article on the week. So to be prepared for what might come tomorrow we need to maintain the materials to develop the crops we will need. Who knows, a weed today may tomorrow be a valued part of agriculture.

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Snow and cool weather continue to delay harvest Another significant dump of snow in the Norquay/ Canora/Preeceville/ Kamsack region has resulted in further delays for area farmers who are getting understandably anxious about getting their crops harvested, said Liam O’Halloran, Prairie Soils agronomy manager last week. Many farmers had just re-started their harvest operations after previous weather delays when latest the snow came along in early October. The snow hit most of the region, with generally higher amounts south of a line from Canora to Kamsack, said O’Halloran. Overall, the harvest is

still stuck around that area of one-third to one-half completed. Most producers have finished their pea harvest, and the wheat crop harvest is about 50 per cent completed. The majority of canola crops are still in the field. In most cases, farmers are happy with the yields to this point. U n f o r t u n a t e l y, t h e y thought that harvest would be much further along by Thanksgiving, but they have not seen a good stretch of appropriate harvest weather lately. Of course, the longer the crops sit in the fields, the greater the risk of

l o s s i n c r o p q u a l i t y. I f farmers could get about a couple of weeks of sunny and warm weather with a drying breeze, it would be a great help in getting the harvest completed, said O’Halloran. At this point, crops that are still standing are likely to dry out quicker than those in windrows, but standing crops are more likely to lodge under the weight of snow. Either way, many farmers will be making use of their grain dryers from now until the end of harvest, since there probably isn’t time to wait for the crops to dry out completely in the

For the past several weeks area farmers have dealt with snow and rain as harvest has dragged on through late September into early October with very little progress. This picture was taken east of Canora on October 3 and is typical of many fields in the region. fields. O’Halloran said that one benefit of all the harvesting delays is that farmers

have been able to get some application of anhydrous fertilizer done. He said the cool weather has lowered

soil temperatures somewhat, which helps with the effectiveness of the application.

Minimum wage in SK is $11.06 effective October 1 The province’s minimum wage will increase to $11.06 per hour, an increase that was announced in June 2018. This is the 10th increase to the minimum wage since 2007, when

minimum wage was $7.95, said a release from Labour Relations and Workplace Safety. E v e r y y e a r Saskatchewan’s minimum wage is calculated using an indexation formula

that gives equal weight to changes to the consumer price index and average hourly wage for Saskatchewan. “Since 2011, we have been able to provide predictable annual minimum

wage increases, allowing employers and employees to prepare and plan for change,” said Don Morgan Labour Relations and Workplace Safety minister. “Saskatchewan also has a low personal income tax

rate and low income tax credit, helping low income earners keep more money in their pockets.” The government introduced an indexation formula in 2010. Increases are announced by June 30

and take effect on October 1 of each year, the release said. There are approximately 49,500 minimum wage and low-wage earners in the province. Of that group, 57 per cent work part-time.

Distracted driving isn’t a good look on anyone On your phone while you drive? When you look down like that, it just looks, well, weird. And you’re not fooling anyone. Eating a m e s s y b u rg e r o r b u rrito? C’mon, with sauce dripping all over your face, hands, and steering wheel, that’s both gross and dangerous. Of course, it’s not all just about looks. If your attention isn’t on the task of driving, then you might not see that yield sign. Or that the light that just turned

red. Or that kid darting in front of you on her bicycle, said a release from SGI. Distracted drivers caused more than 6,000 collisions last year, resulting in 953 injuries and 26 deaths. Distracted driving is the leading cause of collisions in Saskatchewan and the second-highest factor in fatal collisions (behind impaired driving.) That’s why law enforcement will be cracking down on distracted drivers

throughout October as part of the Traffic Safety Spotlight. “Police have plenty of ways to catch distracted drivers in the act,” said Penny McCune, chief operating officer of the auto fund, in the release. “They could be cruising through traffic in unmarked SUVS, they might be in plainclothes on the sidewalks, or maybe they’ll be watching from elevated vantage points overlooking busy thoroughfares. Pay

attention: if you drive distracted, you’re going to get caught.” Another reason distracted driving isn’t a good look? Your face when you realize you’re getting a $280 ticket (and that’s not including the financial penalties or loss of Safe Driver Recognition insurance discounts.) That will ruin your week quicker than you can post a sad selfie on Instagram. So keep your eyes on the road and keep your money in your wallet,

the release said. It only takes a second of not focusing on the road to ruin your life, or someone else’s. Here are some tips to help you drive distraction-free: • Put your cellphone on Do Not Disturb or Airplane mode while driving. • Ask your passenger to handle answering any messages. • Can’t leave your phone alone? Toss it in the trunk or backseat. • If you’re using GPS,

enter your destination ahead of time. • If you drop something, l e a v e i t . D o n ’t f u m b l e around for it. • Make your drive time, quiet time. #JustDrive #JustDrive: Distracted driving is a bad look on you Police looking for distracted drivers in October; $280 fine plus four demerits. Follow SGI on F a c e b o o k , Tw i t t e r a n d Instagram for safety tips to #TakeCareOutThere.

Public safety on agenda for Saskatchewan’s east central hometowns Municipal leaders from 19 hometowns in east central Saskatchewan gathered in Yorkton September 28 to discuss the matters important to their communities. Topics relating to public safety, including policing, d o m i n a t e d t h e c o n v e rsation at the east central

regional meeting hosted by the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA), said a release. The meeting included a presentation from Curtis Zablocki, RCMP assistant commissioner. “Safety is essential to providing the best quality of


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by SUMA from September 26 to October 4. “Regional meetings are an opportunity for municipal officials to discuss challenges and share ideas with fellow leaders from their region,” said Gordon Barnhart, SUMA president. Leaders who attended the

east central regional meeting represented: Calder, Canora, Kamsack, Churchbridge, E s t e r h a z y, G r a y s o n , Invermay, Langenburg, Lemberg, Macnutt, Melville, Melville Beach, Rama, Saltcoats, Springside, Sturgis, Togo, West End and Yorkton.


WATER MAIN FLUSHING Please note that the Town of Preeceville water lines will be flushed from Monday, Oct. 15 - Friday, Oct. 19 inclusive. Thank you, Town of Preeceville

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Preeceville School students attend Saltcoats Autumn Summit cross-country meet Twelve students from the Preeceville School participated in the Saltcoats Autumn Summit cross-country meet on September 28. Athletes who attended the meet in the squirt category, were: Savannah Neilson, Henrie Bertram and Wyatt Scheller.

Competitors in the beginner category were: Deagan Anaka, Dhexy Paligan, Beau Covlin, Amber Spray and Hudson Maier. In the sneaker category, the runners were Tess Covlin and Alex Neilson. Isiah Maier participated in the bantam category and Zander Purdy in the peewee category.

Preeceville School students who participated in the Saltcoats Autumn Summit cross- country meet on September 28, from left, were: (back row) Zander Purdy, Amber Spray, Tess Covlin and Alex Neilson and, (front) Savannah Neilson, Henrie Bertram, Wyatt Scheller, Beau Covlin, Dhexy Paligan and Deagan Anaka. Unavailable for the photograph were Isiah Maier and Hudson Maier.

TAX ENFORCEMENT LIST RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF PREECEVILLE NO. 334 PROVINCE OF SASKATCHEWAN Notice is hereby given under The Tax Enforcement Act that unless the arrears and costs appearing opposite the land and title number described in the following list are fully paid before the 13th day of December, 2018, an interest based on a tax lien will be registered against the land. Note: A sum for costs in an amount required by subsection 4(3) of The Tax Enforcement Act is included in the amount shown against each parcel.

Preeceville junior boys volleyball team ready for competition Members of the 2018 Preeceville junior boys volleyball team: from left, were: (back row) Harry Bartel, Zachary Sorgen, Brady Kashuba, Apaar Singh, Gerbo Javelona, Lyndon Gawrelitza, Lexluv Acosta and Allysan Rock (coach) and (front) Anthony Ford, Ethan Scanlin, Matthew Newton, Isaac Kashuba and Tristan Acosta.

Come celebrate

CO-OP Week October 14 - 20 Monday, October 15

Credit Union Day 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Have a coffee on Crossroads Credit Union & Gateway Co-op at all Gateway Co-op locations.

Tuesday, October 16

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Crossroads Credit Union staff will be at the Canora and Sturgis locations to bag and carry out groceries.

Wednesday, October 17

Bar-be-cue from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at your local Gateway Co-op location.






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Friday, October 19 Free Coffee & doughnuts 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. at your local Gateway Co-op location.


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Dated this 11th day of October, 2018. Lisa Peterson - Treasurer

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It’s time for Fire Prevention Week, and the Preeceville and Sturgis Fire Departments are joining forces with the non-profit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to remind local residents ‘Every second counts - plan 2 ways out!’ Fire Prevention Week is actively supported by fire departments across the country. Fire Prevention Week is the longest running public health and safety observance on record.

first first The first the has

Pick a meeting place outside. It should be in front of  your home. Everyone will meet at the meeting place.


 Learn the emergency phone number for your fire  department.

Talk about your plan with everyone in your home.

Breathing Apparatus


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Sturgis Volunteer Fire Department by Fire Chief Brad Secundiak: The Sturgis Volunteer Fire Department actively serve the Town of Sturgis and the Sturgis and District Co-operative. We want to encourage people to change the smoke detector batteries and practice a safe escape route with their children. There should always be two escape routes and a safe meeting place outside. Please report all controlled burns to 1-866-404-4911.

Barn Fire Safety Checklist


People, animals, and property are in danger when fire breaks out on the farm. Inspect your barn and outbuildings for fire hazards to reduce the risk of tragic loss.

FACTS Smoke alarms should be installed inside every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level. Smoke alarms should be connected so when one sounds, they all sound. Most homes do not have this level of protection. Roughly 3 out of 5 fire deaths happen in homes with no smoke alarms or the alarms are not working.

On behalf of the Town of Sturgis and the Sturgis and District Rural Fire Co-operative

Heat lamps and space heaters are kept a safe distance from anything that can burn. Heaters are on a sturdy surface and cannot fall over. Electrical equipment is labeled for agricultural or commercial use.

We salute our fire department. We are very proud of our Sturgis Volunteer Fire Department which has one of the finest volunteer fire stations in Saskatchewan.

All wiring is free from damage. Extension cords are not used in the barn. Lightbulbs have covers to protect them from dust, moisture, and breakage.

Our firemen provide our citizens with the security of being well protected from fire.

Damage is identified quickly and repairs are completed with safety in mind.

In an effort to promote fire awareness, our fire department has been training local youth in fire wisdom, fire precaution, and fire fighting.

Dust and cobwebs around electrical outlets and lights are removed.

Test all smoke alarms at least once a month. Press the test button to be sure the alarm is working.

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of a home fire escape plan. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. Working smoke alarms give you early warning so you can get outside quickly.

It is best to use interconnected smoke alarms. When one smoke alarm sounds they all sound.

Preeceville Volunteer Fire Department by Cliff Prestie, fire department media spokesperson:

Meeting Place

Smoke Alarms at Home

Large homes may need extra smoke alarms.

We are very proud of our volunteer fire department. They provide a valuable service in and around the community and surrounding areas. The Preeceville Volunteer Fire Department has several active members who continue to provide fire protection for the residents of Preeceville. We would like to encourage the public to be aware of your smoke alarms, have them checked and replace batteries on a regular basis. When you see an emergency vehicle please give us the courtesy of pulling over and stopping. It just might be your family that we are trying to save. We also want to encourage the public to check their carbon monoxide detectors.

Practice your home fire drill! 

Install smoke alarms inside and outside each bedroom and sleeping area. Install alarms on every level of the home. Install alarms in the basement.

We are working towards a safe community with fire-safety high on the list of priorities. We are very proud of our volunteer fire department as the firefighters continue to put their lives at risk every time they attend a fire in the community.

Sturgis Volunteer Fire Department by Mayor Alan Holmberg:

Make sure your house or building number can be seen  from the street.



Members of the Sturgis Fire Department from left, are:(back row) Trevor Olson, Dean Serdachny, Conrad Peterson, Wes Jaeb (Captain), Patrik Kardynal, Greg Olson (Deputy) and (middle) Jaymar Tomas, Farrah Howard, Shaun Howard (Captain), BimBert Correos, Blaise Zubko, Ryan Coleman, Don Don Terrenal and Brian Lubiniecki and (front) Joey Jatico, Elmer Vincente, Ariel Vargas, Francis Albarracin, Brad Secundiak (Fire Chief), Bo Babiuk and Jake Dela-Torre. Unavailable for the photograph was Brett Konkel, Steven Kardynal, Cody Teron and Kyle Teron.

Preeceville Volunteer Fire Department by Mayor Garth Harris:



Why commemorate the date of a fire that occurred in the United States? It seemed only logical for the two countries to pool their efforts to highlight the event on the same date. Thus, Fire Prevention Week has always been held in the first full week of October SMOKE ALARMS ARE A KEY in the United States as well as in Canada. PART


Sturgis Volunteer Fire Department

Members of the Preeceville fire Department from left, are: Jim Ward, Taylor Sliva, Sean Paligan, Jake Sojonky, Ryan Weinkauf, Cliff Prestie, Nathan Draper, Ashley Ward, Trevor Bartel, Peter Prestie, Corwin Tonn and Rodney Serhan. Unavailable for the photograph were Darin Newton, George Kidder, Don Pillipow, Alfie Jaway, Paul Barnachea, Julius Irlandez, and Ricky Irlandez.


In Canada, it was Ontario that held the provincial Fire Prevention Day, in 1916. The national Fire Prevention Day was held in 1919. Governor General of Canada proclaimed the Fire Prevention Week in Canada in 1923. And Ministère de la Sécurité publique du Québec held a Fire Prevention Week since 1990.

 Visit each room. Find two ways out.  All windows and doors should open easily. You should be able to use them to get outside.  Make sure your home has smoke alarms. Push the test  button to make sure each alarm is working.

Prevention Week Since 1922

Preeceville Volunteer Fire Department

Draw a map of your home. Show all doors and windows.


It was forty years later, in 1911, that the oldest member organization of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the Fire Marshals Association of North America, organized the first fire prevention day to commemorate the great Chicago fire. The event grew to such proportions that 11 years later, the first Fire Prevention Week was launched in the United States.

Home Fire Escape Plan


It is October 9, 1871, in Chicago. A major fire is raging. It is brought under control only 27 hours later, leaving only ruin and devastation in its wake. More than 250 people lost their lives/died and 100,000 others were left homeless. The fire destroyed more than 17,400 buildings and ravaged over 4,800 hectares of land.

How to make a


Why is there a fire prevention week? Why is it held at the beginning of October each year? A brief story…



Oily rags are stored in a closed, metal container away from heat.

There are two kinds of alarms. Ionization smoke alarms are quicker to warn about flaming fires. Photoelectric alarms are quicker to warn about smoldering fires. It is best to use both types of alarms in the home.

To you the firemen, our hats go off.

Feed, hay, straw, and flammable liquids are stored away from the main barn. The barn is a smoke-free zone. Exits are clearly marked and pathways are clear.

A smoke alarm should be on the ceiling or high on a wall. Keep smoke alarms away from the kitchen to reduce false alarms. They should be at least 3 metres (10 feet) from the stove.

Fire drills are held frequently with everyone who uses the barn.

People who are hard-of-hearing or deaf can use special alarms. These alarms have strobe lights and bed shakers.

Everyone in the barn knows personal safety is the first priority if a fire breaks out.

Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old.

Hazard checks take place on a set schedule.

Workers are trained to use fire extinguishers.


Without hesitation, the volunteers of our fire department often risk their own lives and safety to save the lives of others. For their selflessness and bravery, we salute them. Their call of duty extends beyond the difficult task of protecting us from ferocious fires . From providing life-saving first-aid care to life-saving rescues, our firefighters are always at the ready.

On behalf of the Town of Preeceville we honour your courage and dedication to protecting our community.

You may be taken for granted at times, but your services are much appreciated.

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Hunting season adventure stories By Kaare Askildt Many of my friends are hunters, not African trophy hunters. They hunt to fill the freezer with moose, elk or deer meat for consumption during the winter months, and some Canada geese and ducks. Ducks and geese have bills, but the other animals run a tab at the bar. (Oh, don’t groan.) Ole and Sven were out in the bush hunting and were following some animal tracks into the wilderness. Ole was a novice hunter, but Sven had a lot of experience. “It’s a long way back to the truck,” said Ole. “I’m overweight at 275 pounds, and you’re a stout man tipping the scales at about 250 pounds. What would happen if I had a heart attack or broke both legs? How would you get me back to the truck?” “No problem,” said Sven, “last year I bagged a large 10-point buck, and I carried it back to the truck, no problem at all.” “Wow,” said Ole, “how

did you manage that?” “It took me three trips, but I got it done.” They kept on following the animal tracks, but after a while Sven suggested that they split up to get a better chance at catching something. “I’ll go 20 feet off to the left,” said Sven, “and you go about 20 feet off to the right, and we both keep heading north. If you get lost, then shoot three times in the air every hour. That way I can pinpoint where you are and find you.” After about three hours Ole realized that he was really lost. He decided to shoot three times in the air as Sven had told him to do. Then he sat down on a rock and waited for an hour and shot three more times in the air. Ole repeated the procedure until he ran out. The next morning Sven alerted the forest ranger about Ole being missing, an d a s earch p ar ty w as organized. They fanned out searching for Ole. The ranger and Sven finally

found him in the early afternoon, all confused, dishevelled and dehydrated. Sven took one look at Ole, shook his head and said, “ W h y d i d n ’t y o u s h o o t three times in the air as I told you?” “I did,” answered Ole, “I shot three times in the air every hour on the hour until I ran out of arrows.” Two deer hunters, Knut and Anders met in the woods. “Man am I glad to see you,” said Knut. “I’ve been lost for hours.” “That’s nothing,” answered Anders, “I’ve been lost for a week already.” Wayward Inn Hunting Lodge was located in the Saskatchewan boreal forest. Per was a guest at the lodge. He had been out in the bush during the day looking for deer tracks but did not find any. Upon his return to the lodge he had a shower, cleaned up and went to the Buckshot Lounge for a drink. He was sitting at the bar nursing his first Moosehead beer

when a woman dressed in hunter ’s attire sat down next to him and ordered a Moosehead beer. They were nursing their beers when the woman looked at Per and in an attempt at making conversation said, “So, I guess you hunt deer.” Per looked away while blushing and turning beet red. “Did I say something wrong?” asked the woman. “Oh no,” said Per, “I’m just not used to a woman calling me dear after only one beer.” Ole’s friend Karel had arrived from Prague, and Ole was taking him bear hunting way up in northern Saskatchewan. As they were walking through the bush, a couple of huge bears came running at them and one of the bears devoured Ole’s friend in a single big gulp. Miraculously the swallowed hunter remained alive but was trapped in the belly of the grizzly. Ole ran to the ranger station and a rescue

party was organized. They headed back into the bush armed with bear spray and high-powered rifles. They soon spotted the two bears and the ranger took aim at the bear closest to them. “No, no,” said Ole, “don’t shoot that one, t h a t ’s t h e f e m a l e . T h e Czech is in the male.” During the Sunday service that coincided with the last day of the hunting season, the pastor asked the congregation by show of hands, who had bagged a deer. No one raised a hand. “I don’t get it,” said the puzzled pastor. “Last Sunday many of you said you were unable to attend the service because of the hunting season, so I had the entire congregation pray for your deer.” “Well,” said Knut, “it must have worked because they’re all safe.” Olaf and Petter were out in the bush hunting, when Olaf saw a deer. “Quick,” said Olaf, “shoot it.” “I can’t,” said Petter,

“my gun isn’t loaded.” “Well,” said Olaf, “you know that, I know that, but the deer doesn’t.” They missed that deer but kept on going. “Did you see that?” asked Olaf. “No,” said Petter, “what was it?” “A bald eagle just flew overhead,” said Olaf. “Oh, wow,” said Petter. A couple of minutes later Olaf looked at Petter and said, “Did you see that?” “See what,” asked Petter while looking around. “Are you blind?” asked Olaf, “there was a big black bear walking on that hill up yonder.” “Oh, wow,” said Petter again. A few minutes later Olaf asked Petter again, “Did you see that?” By now Petter was getting very aggravated, so he answered, “Hell ya, I did see that.” Olaf just shook his head, smiled and asked, “Then why did you step in it?”

Meili commits to $15 per hour minimum wage Today’s meagre increase in the minimum wage to $11.06 per hour, the second lowest in the country, leaves Saskatchewan workers struggling to make ends meet. “When the minimum wage has been so low for so long, an extra dime an hour just doesn’t cut it,” s a i d Ry a n M e i l i , N D P leader and jobs critic, in a release. “People earning minimum wage work incredibly hard, and they’re still falling behind because of this conservative government’s inaction. No one should be working full time and still living in poverty.” Speaking at Saskatoon business, The Better Good, Meili committed to phasing in an increase in the minimum wage to $15 per hour within the first term of an NDP government. “The evidence is clear: raising the minimum wage improves health outcomes,

decreasing public costs for social supports, and improves the economy through increased local spending without negatively impact employment,” said Meili. “When workers earn enough to meet their families’ needs, everyone does b e t t e r, i n c l u d i n g l o c a l businesses,” said Laura Neufeld. Her small business, The Better Good,

has been a “living wage” employer since 2014. “I’ve seen firsthand the positive difference paying good wages makes in both the success of my business and the lives of my employees.” Toronto-based econom i s t A r m i n e Ya l n i z y a n also touts the benefits of a higher minimum wage, the release said. “When lower-income households


t h a n S a s k a t c h e w a n ’s , saw their minimum wage increase to $15 an hour recently. That means a full time worker in Alberta is seeing a larger monthly raise ($212) than a worker in our province will see all year ($182), the release said. “Slow-walking the

minimum wage hurts people and stunts our economic growth,” said Warren McCall, labour relations critic “The Sask. Party government is ignoring this vital economic stimulus tool and the economy is suffering for it. Saskatchewan people deserve better.”

Pasquia Porcupine Forest Management Area Public Consultation & Information Session Weyerhaeuser and Edgewood are holding a series of public consultation and information meetings on matters relating to the Pasquia Porcupine Forest Management Area. Topics include:

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see a sustained rise in incomes, they spend virtually all of it, and almost all of this spending stays in the local economy,” said Ya l n i z y a n . “ B o o s t t h e minimum wage and you boost the economy from the bottom up.” Alberta, whose economy is growing much faster

On September 9, 2018 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan.

Nikki, the daughter of Terry and Bev Lofthang, formerly of Preeceville and Collin, the son of Tom and Debbie Butler of Thompson, Manitoba. Witnessing in this happy event were Nikki’s favourite aunt and uncle Joanne and David Sawkiw. Celebration to be held in the Dominican Republic in January.

• An update on operations of the Hudson Bay OSB mill and Carrot River sawmill. • Draft 2019/2020 Annual Operating Plans for harvest, site preparation and reforestation operations. • An update on the Twenty Year Forest Management Plan. Industry foresters will be on hand to make presentations and answer questions. An open house will follow with opportunities to provide input into planned operations and to ask questions about specific areas. Meetings will be held at 7:00 pm in the following locations: Wednesday, October 24th Quilly’s Community Place Porcupine Plain Thursday, October 25th Former School Building Endeavour

Monday, October 29th RECplex Hanover Room Tisdale Tuesday, October 30th Parish Hall Hudson Bay

Thursday, November 1st Pioneer Place Carrot River

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Sturgis runners place in top ten in Saltcoats Sturgis Composite School students competed in the Saltcoats Autumn Summit cross country meet in Saltcoats on September 28. The top ten Sturgis finishers were: Danika Soltys

finished fourth in the midget girls category. Chaz Jaeb placed fourth in the bantam category. In the beginner girls category,, Emma Olson placed 3rd, Brea Babiarz placed 7th and Riley Wiwcharuk 10th.

In the beginner boys category, Tristen Beatty finished seventh and Trae Peterson was eighth. In the sneaker girls category, Anna Hort placed fifth and Savannah Olson came in eighth.

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Sturgis hosts junior girls volleyball tournament Koy Babiuk, left and Cruz Jaeb had fun hanging out with their mothers in the kitchen during the Sturgis Composite School junior girls volleyball team home tournament.

D a n i k a Soltys of t h e S tu rg i s Composite S c h o o l j u n i o r g i rl s volleyball team hit a ball over the net.

Sturgis Composite School runners who placed in the top ten at the Saltcoats cross country meet in Yorkton on September 28, from left, were: (back row) Danika Soltys and Chaz Jaeb and, (front) Riley Wiwcharuk, Emma Olson, Trae Peterson, Savannah Olson and Anna Hort. Unavailable for the photograph were Tristen Beatty and Brea Babiarz.

Sturgis team members at the net, from left, were: Brynn B a b i u k , P a i g e H a n s e n and Danika Soltys.

Sturgis/Norquay team comes home with win from Wadena The combined Sturgis and Norquay senior girls volleyball team traveled to a Wadena tournament September 28 and 29 and came home with a first-place win. The tournament involved six teams including Nipawin, Porcupine Plain, Kelliher, Middle Lake and Wadena. After the round-robin Sturgis found themselves

in third place, stated coach Colleen Robinson. “The players needed to fight their way to advance and faced Kelliher again, winning 25-16 and 25-22. This win found them playing two more consecutive sets against Middle Lake. The girls played strong, winning 25-16 and 25-22 and advanced to the finals against Wadena,” she said.

With four consecutive matches and no breaks, the team was very tired but persisted. They won the first set 25-22, lost the second 10-25, and had to go into a third set. This would be their seventh set in a row. “With hard work, team work, and determination they beat Wadena 25-8 and took first in the tournament,” concluded Robinson.

The combination Sturgis and Norquay senior girls volleyball team traveled to a Wadena tournament September 28 and 29 and came home with a win. From left, were: (back row) Colleen Robinson (assistant coach), Shanae Olson, Emily Livingstone, Jewel Howard, Melissa Johnson (coach), Tory Reynolds, Kyla Tomas, Ella Foster, Eloisa Vicente and Jillian Tonn and, (front) Mikayla Gregory, Kerri Kowach and Haley Griffith.

NOTICE OF ABANDONMENT OF POLL The Rural Municipality of Preeceville No. 334 Municipal Elections 2018 Whereas Gabe Goodsman, nominated for the office of Councillor for Division No. 6 is the only candidate, I hereby give notice that no voting for the office will take place on October 24, 2018. Dated this 4th day of October, 2018.

Lisa Peterson Returning Officer

Members of the Sturgis Composite School junior girls volleyball team who hosted a home tournament on September 29, from left, were: (back tow) Bailey Peterson, Teah Reynolds, Allyssa Mirva, Allison Peterson, Peyton Fullawka and Tara Romanchuk (coach) and (middle) Natalie Gregory and Jailin Soltys and, (front) Ciara Soltys, Paige Hansen, Brynn Babiuk, Kylie Babiuk, Danika Soltys and Mollie Jaeb.

NOTICE OF VOTE The Rural Municipality of Hazel Dell No. 335 Municipal Elections 2018. PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that: 1. A vote will be held for the election of Division 2 Councillor in the Rural Municipality of Hazel Dell No. 335 for the following Nominees: Ken Spray Farmer Allen Kreshewski Bus Driver 2. Advanced Poll will be held on Friday, October 19, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the R.M. of Hazel Dell No. 335 Municipal Office in Okla, Saskatchewan. 3. Election Day voting will take place on Wednesday, the 24th day of October, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the following location: R.M. of Hazel Dell No. 335 Municipal Office in Okla, Saskatchewan I will declare the result of the election at the R.M. of Hazel Dell No. 335 Municipal Office in Okla, Saskatchewan on Thursday, the 25th day of October, 2018, at the hour of 9:00 a.m. Dated at Okla, Saskatchewan, this 5th day of October, 2018, Michael Rattray Returning Officer VOTER IDENTIFICATION WILL BE REQUIRED TO VOTE

NOTICE OF ABANDONMENT OF POLL The Rural Municipality of Hazel Dell No. 335 Municipal Elections 2018. Division No. 4 and Division No. 6 Whereas Keith Galbraith, nominated for the office of Councillor for Division No. 4 and Brent Elmy, nominated for the office of Councillor for Division No. 6, are the only candidates, I hereby give notice that no voting for these offices will take place on October 24, 2018. Dated this 05th day of October, 2018.

Michael Rattray Returning Officer


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The Aronetz family of the late Donald James Aronetz would like to thank the doctors and staff at the Preeceville Hospital. Thank you to Crystal Bailey and her staff at the Preeceville Funeral Home for kind and comforting words at this sad time. Thank you to Rev. Miles Russell for beautiful service and all the recollections of Don’s past life; to the United Church choir and organist; to the ladies for the lovely lunch. Special thank you to Bob and Shirley Hanson for being there for Don in all times off his needs; to Dennis Osatiuk for providing rides to Don’s doctor appointments. Thank you to the pallbearers for their assistance; to all that brought food, cards and memorial donations of their choice. The honourable pallbearers were all who attended Don’s funeral. We will forever be grateful to all who touched Don’s life. God bless you all. --Aronetz family.

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ST. PATRICK’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Box 629, Sturgis, S0A 4A0 Phone: 548-2042 Pastor Fr. Michal Pajak, O.M.I. Friday, October 12 Mass TBA Sunday, October 14 Mass 9 a.m. Tuesday, October 16 Mass 9 a.m. PREECEVILLE-STURGIS UNITED CHURCH PASTORAL CHARGE Rev. Miles J. Russell Phone 306-547-2059 or 306-548-2097 Worship & Children’s Church Grace United Church Sturgis 9:30 a.m. Trinity United Church Preeceville 11 a.m. UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH Canora - Kamsack Swan River Fr. Michael Faryna Phone: (306) 563-5153 Saturday, October 13 Swan River 10 a.m. Sunday, October 14 Endeavour 10 a.m. UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Rev. Joakim Rac Phone: 563-5148 Sunday, October 14 Preeceville 9 a.m. Canora 11 a.m. Rama 1 p.m. ENDEAVOUR FELLOWSHIP CHAPEL Office: 547-2117 Sunday School 10 a.m. Worship 11 a.m. Praise and Prayer HYAS BAPTIST CHURCH Contact Wayne Omelchuk 306-548-5547 EVANGEL TABERNACLE 732 Highway Ave. E., Preeceville Rev. Rob LaGrove Phone: 547-2880 Morning Worship 10 a.m. Wednesdays Prayer and Bible Study 7 p.m. GLEANER OUTREACH Pastor George Tourangeau Phone: 542-5078 Pastor Boyd Arbeau Phone: 542-3004 Stenen School Saturday 6:30 p.m. ANGLICAN PARISH OF LINTLAW - ENDEAVOUR Rev. Barb Forsyth 306-325-4525 March 18 - June 24 Lintlaw 9am Endeavour 11am Holy Communion 2nd & 4th Sundays LIVING FAITH AND WORD CHURCH 400 Sturgis Ave. Pastor Robert Lang Sunday Service 10 a.m. Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Bible Study at the Church LIVING WATERS CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP Phone: 547-3362 or 325-4472 Hazel Dell Sunday 10:30 a.m. Bible Study Thursday 8 p.m. at Orvis & Carol Sorgen’s Youth Group in Okla Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Friday 7:30 p.m. Y2J Club and Youth Group Friday 7:30 p.m. ST. JOHN-LUTHERAN CHURCH Pastor Hein Bertram Church office: 306-547-2085 Pastor cell: 306-614-9227 St. John Lutheran Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship 10 a.m. Weekly Bible Studies Phone for time CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST MENNONITE Hyas Grant Penner - Phone: 594-2901 Sunday School 10 a.m. Church Service 10:45 a.m. 1st Sunday Program 7:30 p.m.

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Folwark family holds another reunion On July 6 to 8, four generations of the Nick and Tatiana Folwark family from across Canada g a t h e r e d a t t h e S t u rg i s Community Hall for a family reunion, stated Ken Lozinsky, family member. “This was the fifth Reunion since 1993 to mark the arrival of family ancestors from Ukraine. The last three family reunions have been held every 5 years, however, according to Bill German, Co-Chair of the Organizing Committee, “We are all getting older and we did not want to wait 5 years.” The previous reunion was held in 2015,” said Lozinsky. Nick (Mykola) emigrated to Canada from Semakivtsi, Horodenka, Ukraine in 1906 and established a homestead in 1910 about 3 kilometres southwest of Endeavour. Ta t i a n a f o l l o w e d f r o m Daleszhowa, Horodenka, Ukraine in 1911 with her parents Peter and Maria. N i c k a n d Ta t i a n a w e r e married later that year and 15 children were born to this union between 1913 and 1939, with 13 surviving. Attending this reunion were four of the five remaining children: Petrina German, Rose Flanagan, Mike Folwark and Sylvia Carpenter. Lillian Falke was unable to attend. Over 100 people attended the family reunion. There was much visiting and reminiscing and the youngsters enjoyed getting to know each other, said Lozinsky. There were displays of family photos, Folwark history, and memorabilia. A ‘Memorial’ table had photos of beloved deceased family members and a kolach. As well, the silent auction featuring family members’ talents and crafts (many of which were made by Mike

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The family of Petrina German helped her to celebrate during the Folwark family reunion. Folwark) as well as many other items, was very popular once again. On July 6, following supper (hosted by an anonymous family member with desserts made by Karen and Pete German) there was a talent/ variety show featuring singing and dancing by family members. Ukrainian dancing and singing were highlights. Story telling about Folwark family members completed the evening. After a catered brunch at the hall on Saturday, family members boarded a bus driven by Jerry Sutherland or took their own vehicles to three family cemeteries where loved ones are buried: Sturgis, S p r i n g Va l l e y a n d S t . Mary’s. Prayers were said at each cemetery, and at St. Mary’s the names of all Folwark family members not buried in the three area cemeteries were listed and Veechnaya Pamyat was sung.

A visit to the Folwark farm was also enjoyed, “with much reminiscing,” s a i d L o z i n s k y. A c o m memorative cairn had been dedicated at the farm in July 2017, so this was the first time many family members were able to see this memorial. The farm is now owned by Tr e v o r F o l w a r k . M a n y memories were shared at the farm and stories were told. In the evening, after a “delicious meal where traditional Ukrainian food was enjoyed,” family photos were taken by Melissa Lozinsky and Tania Tkach. The Zayshley Band provided lively music for the evening, with the young people enjoying many dances. Much visiting and dancing continued throughout the evening. The silent auction, coordinated by Leanne Bodenham and Mike Folwark, was a success, and winners were announced for the various

Four of the 15 remaining Folwark siblings who were in attendance at the Folwark family reunion, from left, were: Sylvia Carpenter, Mike Folwark, Rose Flanagan and Petrina German.

‘treasures,’ said Lozinsky. A celebration service, coordinated by Marianne and Hugh Brennan, was held Sunday morning with representatives of each family and all generations participating in hymns, readings and prayers. Memorial candles were lit f o r d ec eas ed f ami ly members. Following the service there was “another delicious brunch,” said Lozinsky. All catering for the weekend was done by Sharon Draper. After the hall was cleaned up, a new item was added to the reunion and that was tours to the Wa r r e n F o l w a r k f a r m , Albert Folwark farm, WeOwn-It Hall, John Folwark farm, the two sites in Endeavour where Nicolas and Tatiana lived, as well as the Lillian School site. These tours “were enjoyed by all,” said Lozinsky. “Interestingly, all 13 Folwark Family members went to Lillian School

which was located just southeast of Endeavour,” he said. “The school trip always involved crossing the Lillian River since the family farm was located west of the river. The bus was once again a popular mode of transport and allowed for lots of visiting and reminiscing.” Bill German and Ken L o z i n s k y, c o - c h a i r s o f the organizing committee indicated to all attendees that this would be the last family reunion they would be organizing. However, prior to everyone departing, members of the third generation stepped up and started making plans for another reunion in three years. Many family members enjoyed more visiting at Rawhides Restaurant in Stenen Sunday evening. The organizing committee for the 2018 Reunion included: Bill and Greta German, Ken and Melody Lozinsky, Deb Akister, Adrian Lozinsky, Warren

Folwark, Peter and Karen German, Leanne Bodenham, Jim and Sheryl Bradshaw, Hugh and Marianne Brennan, and Holly Hastie. Many other family members assisted with organizing events, helping set up and take down. The committee spent many hours in discussions, meetings, coordinating, cleaning of yards and cemeteries, and putting up signs. Special recognition i s e x t e n d e d t o Wa r r e n Folwark for grass cutting and farm cleanup, Melody Lozinsky for overall coordination and planning, and Bill German for renting the hall, organizing the bus, finding the caterer and hiring the orchestra, said Lozinsky. Rose Flanagan, third eldest surviving Folwark family member summed up the feelings of all reunion attendees. “I thought that the 2015 Continued on Page 16

Family members photographed in front of the Folwark family farm house, from left, were: Michael, Kristy, Makayla and McKenna Bradshaw; Jeff, Melissa, Jack and Adeline Lozinsky and Tania, Alex, Isla and Elowyn Tkach.

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Family reunion included activities for all ages Continued from Page 15 Folwark Reunion was the best one yet, however the organizing committee for the 2018 family reunion surpassed all of my expectations. The venue, food, silent suction, overall organization and various tours and events were all superb but a highlight for me was the tour on Sunday afternoon where we visited the Endeavour homesites, the three other Folwark farms where we used to keep cattle and milk them, We Own It Hall where I went to dances, and Lillian School site where I attended school. This tour brought back a flood of memories and it was great to share them with my children, grandchildren, and other family. Thank you so much to the committee for a job very well done,� she concluded.

Descendants of the Folwark family gathered at the Spring Valley Cemetery to honour past family members during the Folwark family reunion held in Sturgis on July 6 to 8.

Bill German, left, and Petrina German stood in front of a school bus utilized for transporting Folwark family members. SIGA PAINTED HAND CASINO R0011617804

Many young people enjoyed dancing during the Folwark family reunion held in Sturgis on July 6 to 8.

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