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Thursday, January 16, 2020 • Volume 89, Number 2

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Arden Jakubowski of Preeceville had his moose antlers scored during the Preeceville Wildlife antler measuring on January 4 in Preeceville.

Preeceville Wildlife measures antlers, including near provincial champion elk P r e e c e v i l l e Wi l d l i f e Annual Meeting and Antler Measuring was held at the Preeceville Community Hall on January 4 The official measurer was Blair Mitchell. The 28 antler entries included: 16 white tail, six mule deer, four moose, one elk and one bear. The largest entry was elk antlers brought in Colin Masko of Preeceville. The elk antlers scored 376 5/8 gross and 369 5/8 net, non-typical.

This elk placed second in the province for the year, only missing first place by two inches, stated Heather Gawrelitza, secretary and treasurer for the club. Owen Myhr, president, discussed topics surrounding the “great winter” with wildlife populations on the increase. ”We have a great abundance of water fowl in our local area but our upland bird population is low,” said Myhr. “We are very

fortunate to have an abundance of wildlife lands in our area. There are many quarters being cleared for agriculture production so if there is a bush quarter that can be saved for wildlife habitat please let our club or the SWF (Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation) know. “We are always looking for more active members in our executive. The SWF is a very important voice for our sportsmen and women to the government, on all

issues regarding wildlife. It seems wildlife is getting less important to our government as is indicated by the reduction of conservation officers and offices. Hunting and fishing is very important to our members and we need to keep our local club active so we can support our provincial SWF and this will ensure that the wildlife legacy we leave to our kids surpasses that which we inherited.” The club assisted the

SWF in the purchase of a quarter of land from the Holowachuk family in the RM of Hazel Dell which had good wildlife habitat. The club also donated towards the hauling of fill for the boat launch at Lady Lake and large campsite improvement, Sturgis Gun Range, Preeceville Grades 4, 5, and 6 colouring contest raffle, Musher’s Rendezvous, Habitat Trust Golf fundraiser, cadet female marksmanship award

and sent Quirin Nelson and Bailey Kozmaniuk to Hannin Creek Wildlife Camp. It also hosted an Amazing Race for Kids at the Preeceville Wildlife Campground, painted birdhouses with kids at the campground, tinned the campground bathroom and woodshed, supported the Hannin Creek Conservation Camp, Habitat Trust Fund, made a memorial donation in memory of Orville Continued on Page 8

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Waste Water Treatment Project delayed by weather The Town of Preeceville council approved the minutes from the November 13, 2019 meeting during its regular council meeting on December 11, stated Tammy Descalchuk, office administer. The Acadia Construction Management Ltd. had determined that construction

startup for the Wastewater Treatment Facility Project will now be scheduled for the spring of 2020 due to the past fall’s weather conditions. The lease agreement between the Town o f P r e e c e v i l l e a n d D r. Shamsher Singh for the residence at 542 First Street

NW for a term of November 1, 2019 to October 31, 2020 was renewed. Council acknowledged that laptops will no longer be purchased for each town council member, as it was agreed that it was no longer a cost effective and secure means of accessing town council-related information.

A review of the building valuations for the town’s insurance policy held with Aon Reed Stenhouse Inc. through the SUMAssure Insurance program was completed. The valuation changes represent a new total buildings valuation of $9,848,483. Approval was given for Councillors Chris

Balyski, Welma Bartel, Darin Newton, Stacey Strykowski and Lorelei Karcha, chief administrative officer to attend the 115 th Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) Convention from February 2 to 5 in Regina. A donation of $200 was made to the Sturgis/

Preeceville/Endeavour Child Action Plan for the Filling The Gap Program for 2019. A sponsorship donation of $100 was made to the Sturgis Archery Club for the 2019/2020 season, and a donation of $50 was made to the Preeceville Pats IP Hockey tournament held on December 15, 2019.

Poker night attracts players from across region The Preeceville Curling Rink sponsored a poker night which involved 34 players

from numerous communities on January 4. “We are very pleased with

Sturgis Community Bingo winners listed Sturgis Community Bingo winners for January 7 were: Gwen Clark, Gaylene Palagian, Lennette Geistlinger (two), Lean Roguel, Rosalia Parlby, Patsy Letwiniuk (three), Jean Babiuk (two),

Shirley Ellison (three), Carrie Ross, Cindy Wardle, Leona Kowalchuk, Ann Perpelitz, Trevor Parlby, Nellie Long, Mona Zubko (two), Suzy Jolson, Denise B a r a b o n o ff , a n d L a n i e Terrenal (five).

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the great attendance from Kamsack, Canora, Yorkton and the Preeceville and Sturgis surrounding areas,” said Tim Olson, organizer.

Individuals responsible for dealing cards were: James Bodnar, Tim Olson, Ralph Ager and Sheldon Luciw. Top winners were: Brad

Hallick of Sturgis, Darcy Ripa of Canora, Wayne Strelioff of Kamsack, Elgin Amy of Sturgis and Merlin Alberts of Okla.

“We are hoping to have one more poker night with the possibility of targeting late March or early April,” concluded Olson.

Saskatchewan government investment saves students money The Government of Saskatchewan is providing a quarter of a million dollars to save students money on their textbook purchases. The innovative approach supports professors and instructors at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Regina to develop open textbooks

and other open educational resources for students, said a release. The initiative is expected to save current and future students at least $6.4 million with the resources developed so far. “The Government of Saskatchewan supports innovation in the delivery of public programs and services,” said Tina Beaudry-Mellor,

advanced education minister, in the release. “We continue to invest in supports and affordability efforts that make a difference for post-secondary students. Our province’s $1.25 million investment in the development of open text books over the past five years is helping reduce costs for approximately 70,000 students.

Preeceville Harvard Air Cadets bingo winners listed Bingo winners for January 9 were: Colleen Bilan (three), Gaylene Palagian, Shirley Ellison (four), Gwen Clark, Suzy Jolson, Carol 20012MM3

Gawrelitza, Judy Schur, Karen Karcha, Ollie Maksymiw, Cindy Wardle, Carrie Ann Sekel (two),

L e n n e t t e G e i s t l i n g e r, Kathy Pidgurski, Judy Stefanyshyn and Casey Hobbs.

“This year marks the fifth consecutive year open textbook funding has been allocated to Saskatchewan’s three largest institutions. Saskatchewan Polytechnic, the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Regina each received an $83,000 grant for 2018-19.” Open textbooks benefit students by lowering costs, increasing access and enriching the quality of learning. Faculty members benefit from the flexibility to tailor resources to their teaching styles, add local context and meet unique cultural needs.


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Canora/Sturgis RCMP Detachment activity report By Cpl. Dallyn Holmstrom Canora RCMP Detachment During the reporting period, the Canora/ Sturgis RCMP responded to 29 calls for service, some of which included three traffic collisions, three Impaired Drivers, one Sexual Assault, and two Mischiefs. On New Year’s Day the Canora RCMP arrested an intoxicated male in Canora who refused to go home and had no other place to stay. The male was lodged in cells for the night and

released once he was sober. On January 2 the Canora RCMP responded to a motor vehicle collision on Hwy No. 9 when a vehicle hit the ditch. The driver of the vehicle was intoxicated and was arrested and charged accordingly. The driver’s pregnant wife was a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the collision and thankfully there were no injuries sustained. On January 2 the Canora RCMP responded to a complaint in Sturgis of an unwanted male banging on

the door of a residence. The subject of this complaint was located and warned not to attend the residence, in which he complied. On January 4 a 2016 red Dodge Ram 1500 (pictured) parked in Canora had tomatoes thrown at it which caused several scratches and dents in the truck’s paint. The truck was parked on Fourth Avenue West at the time of the incident. The owner of the vehicle is not from Canora and was just visiting a friend. There are currently no suspects

and the owner does not know anyone in the area. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to please contact the Canora RCMP or Crimestoppers. On January 7 a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am had tomato paste and coffee grounds thrown on it while parked on First Avenue East in Canora. Suspects of this crime have been identified and the investigation is continuing. On January 7 a vehicle hit the ditch near Canora and was pulled out by a

Yorkton RCMP to seize large quantity of illegal cigarettes Yorkton Provincial General Investigation Section (GIS), in partnership with Kamsack R C M P, t h e S a s k a t c h e w a n RCMP Criminal Analytical Section and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Finance, have laid charges in connection to illegal tobacco sales out of a business in Pelly. A four-month investigation resulted in the execution of six search warrants in Pelly and Hyas, on January 2. Investigators seized approximately 227,000 illegal cigarettes, 25 lbs of loose-leaf tobacco and approximately $1,800 in Canadian currency. Brian Clough, Brittany Clough, and Andrew Popoff, of the Hyas and

Pelly area, were arrested and are facing the following charges: • Possession for the purpose to sell unstamped tobacco products and raw leaf tobacco, contrary to Section 121.1(1) of the Criminal Code. • Sell, offer for sale, or possess unstamped tobacco products, contrary

to Section 32(1) of the Excise Act. • Importation of tobacco without a required notice, contrary to Section 8(1)(a) of the Tobacco Tax Act. • Sale, possession, storage or transportation of tobacco that is not marked in the prescribed manner, contrary to Section 11(2) of the Tobacco Tax Act. • Sale, possession, storage or transportation of tobacco that is not marked in the prescribed manner, contrary to Section 11(2) of the Tobacco Tax Act. All charged individuals are scheduled to appear in Kamsack Provincial Court on February 11.

friendly passerby who was in the area. It turned out that the vehicle was stolen out of Melville. The RCMP would like the thank the person who pulled out the vehicle and took pictures of the driver’s licence and the vehicle. Charges are now being laid against the individual who allegedly stole the vehicle. On the morning of January 8 the Canora RCMP received a complaint of an individual p a r k e d i n f r o n t o f Ti m Hortons in Canora passed out in the driver seat. RCMP attended and arrested and appropriately charged the male, who was high on drugs. The male was also lodged in Canora cells until he was sober.

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Don’t let local government hide by Tim Shoults Vice President, Content and Audience Development Glacier Media Group Edgar Allen Poe wrote in The Purloined Letter: “The best place to hide is in plain sight.” Sadly, Saskatchewan’s municipal governments appear to be taking that to heart, and the province might just let them get away with it. The provincial government is now studying a bill to change the law which currently requires municipal and regional governments to

advertise public notices in a newspaper. Those public notices can have major impacts on your lives. They let you know if your neighbor will be allowed to open a business on your street that impacts you, or if your town council will be making decisions that cost you tax dollars. Why is the government considering this? It’s in response to a demand from the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) and the Saskatchewan Association of Regional Municipalities

(SARM), which represent the province’s local governments. They claim it’s to “create administrative efficiencies” and to ensure public notices get to areas in the province that are not covered by a newspaper. There’s one problem with that argument: there are no such areas. Every municipality or regional district in Saskatchewan has access to at least one community or daily newspaper. The real effect of this law is that municipalities would have the option of

publishing public notices in their local newspaper or publishing them on their own municipal websites. Have you ever looked for a public notice on a municipal website? What will happen? Public notices that the government wants the public to actually know about, ones that put them in a good light, will probably be advertised. Those that they don’t want you to know about will be “advertised” on their websites; hidden, as we said, in plain sight. Without these public

notices appearing in your community newspaper, two things will happen. You will be less informed about things that directly affect you, and community newspapers in Saskatchewan will close. That’s because public notices are a significant source of revenue for many community newspapers. In some cases, that revenue represents the difference between a paper being a viable business or not. And with local newspapers closing, you will be less informed than ever

Livestock methane production sparks research It is interesting how concerns over methane emissions coming from livestock have spurred research. It’s not unexpected in the sense that science tends to look for solutions to whatever problems come along in our world, but that science might be able to help in terms of what passes through livestock to emerge as greenhouse gases which are impacting our atmosphere. “An international team of researchers led by scientists at the University of Otago in New Zealand has identified the main rumen microbes and enzymes that control the supply of hydrogen, the main energy source for methane-producing microbes called methanogens,” reported a recent article at www.producer.com As is often the case in a world so highly connected as ours, the research was a collaborative affair with scientists at the universities of Monash in Australia, Illinois in the United States and Hokkaido in Japan involved. It is worth a bit of a tangent here to note that the ability of scientists around the world to stay connected more easily, and to do

so in a way that shares ideas and talents, is something that bodes well for quicker and more successful resolutions of research moving forward. In the case of the investigation into the biology of the rumen as it pertains to creating methane gases, it is a rather interesting approach to the perceived problem. Perhaps that isn’t a huge leap if you think of doctors tweaking our own system to deal with reflux issue. But we do tend to think the biological processes are

before. Social media and the Internet are great for some kinds of news. But when you get to a certain size of community, the only information source is your community newspaper. Good governance depends on a well-informed public, and a well-informed public needs viable local media. Please speak to your local MLA and let them know that when it comes to being informed by your local government, you want to read it here, not have it hidden.

something rather determined by the physiology of the animal, but it appears the inner workings of the rumen may be able to be tweaked. The science, of course, is at its very early stages, but it does offer some interesting possibilities and it shows, at the very least, there is an effort being made to work on livestock methane emissions. If one considers we may also see those emissions lowered by tweaking the diets of the animals, what goes in will affect what comes out, then there does seem to be a good chance to positively impact the overall levels livestock release. It is a proactive use of science to create solutions for a changing world, a world where people will ask more questions about where their food comes from and what impact its production has on the environment. Those are good questions of course, although we must remember too that the more expectation we put on production, the higher costs may be, and there are already many worldwide who struggle to buy the food they need.

Old political assumptions need re-thinking A killer drone 10,200 kilometres away could have a big impact on the Saskatchewan election still eight months from now. That drone that took out Qassim Suleimani, an Iranian general, said to be the second most powerful person in the state that’s long been American’s enemy, could yet have a profound effect on politics in many parts of the world, including here at home. However, how much of an effect it will have and whether it will affect us as much it might have are now two big questions. The pleasing thing is we might not be quite as vulnerable to such events as we once were. Of course, the political turmoil in the Middle East won’t have a direct effect on Premier Scott Moe’s political fortunes in the October 26 election, or at least, it won’t have the direct impact it might have on U.S. President Donald Trump’s election just eight days later. However, political instability in the Middle East has traditionally had a big effect on something very important to both the Saskatchewan economy and its politics: the price of oil. As of the writing of this column, the West Texas Intermediate price of oil was $62.02 US a barrel, better than both the initial Saskatchewan 2019-20 budget projection ($59.27 US a barrel) and the slightly downgraded mid-year projection ($57.03 US a barrel). An increase in the oil price has generally been good for both the Saskatchewan economy and budget revenues, which, in turn, is really good for the political fortunes of the government of the

Murray Mandryk is a political columnist with the Leader-Post

day. But maybe it’s here where it would to be best to be careful about old assumptions. Things are changing in this world and it might even be that the rise and fall of oil prices isn’t quite the big deal it used to be. To begin with, the oil market instability expected to follow the assassination, and Iran’s retaliatory missile attack hasn’t happened, at least not yet. Sure, oil prices have increased slightly, but (as of this writing) by only a modest 1.5 per cent. Things could change quickly if oil flow is disrupted, something that could happen if Iran continues to retaliate by doing things like limiting shipping through the Strait of Hormuz in the Persia Gulf. (As suggested earlier, things 10,000 kilometres away have a way of impacting us here.) But, so far, that’s not been the case.

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And even if it were, there are other factors in play. For example, if there is a boom in oil prices it will certainly benefit the economy in certain parts of rural Saskatchewan. However, rural Saskatchewan is already firmly supporting the Saskatchewan Party, whether it’s good economic times or not. Politically speaking, it’s unlikely that there will be much of an effect here. Of course, the indirect political effect of increasing oil revenue will afford the provincial government the luxury of spending more. That could appease some voters frustrated by 2017 budget cuts. But those frustrated with the Sask. Party administration these past 12 years might not be satisfied by a bit of additional government spending in an election year. Moreover, an oil windfall isn’t quite the big deal it once was. Much to the credit of Finance Minister Donna Harpauer and the Sask. Party government, the financing of the provincial budget has been rejigged in a more manageable way. As of the mid-year update of the 2019-20 budget, about half the revenue for the province comes from taxes and only 12 per cent comes from non-renewable resources. Essentially, this has sheltered Saskatchewan taxpayers from things beyond their control, including what’s now going on in the Middle East. We aren’t completely immune, but we are less vulnerable to things we can’t control than we once were.

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I Didn’t Think It Would Happen to Me It has taken a lot for Juanita Rose (Kohlman) Ivanochko, registered veterinary technologist (RVT) of Preeceville, to admit and overcome her addition to alcohol. “It is a very sensitive topic and takes a lot to overcome. Through a great support system, mainly my husband Peter, we are managing to deal with it,” said Ivanochko. The following is her story written in her words. “Writing and sharing my story has been very therapeutic, helped me to face my problem and with sharing it I hope to maybe some day help someone else,” she said. “I didn’t think it would happen to me. watching commercials on television and thinking to myself “Why would you do that?” “I was diagnosed with stage four liver disease caused by consuming alcohol on Sept. 17, 2017. The doctors told me that I needed to make some serious changes in my life. My skin and eyes turned yellow. It was a horrific reality of what I was doing. “This is my story as a registered veterinary technologist of nearly 23 years.” Ivanochko grew up in Macklin and graduated from SIAST College in Saskatoon in 1998. Previously she had been enrolled in the Education program for two years before she switched careers and became an RVT. “It feels like it was yesterday. I was the Distinguished Graduate of my class, and all I wanted to do was enter my career as an RVT,” Ivanochko recalled. “My mentor, Dr. Richard Krauss, of Preeceville, hired me to be a part of his team at the Preeceville Veterinary Clinic. We did everything

Juanita Ivanochko broke her silence by reaching out to get help for her alcoholism addiction. Her family posed for a family picture, from left, were: Maggie, Juanita, Olivia, Lizzie and Peter. together with much respect, trust and amazing communication. I always knew what he needed and was prepared and ready. I enjoyed working with the clients, patients and had very good people skills to add to the dynamics of the clinic. I worked for nine years at the clinic and worked hard, late hours, and we were very, very busy. Dr. Krauss and I trusted each other to do what was in the best interest for the patient and client. Dr. Krauss’ wife Ivy always treated me as her daughter, and I am so grateful for that.” Ivanochko met her husband Peter and they were married in three months. Land had been purchased from his parents, and they developed their own homestead. The couple worked hard, clearing bush, sanding and staining a log home. They count their blessings today in having a family and ranch. “Things took a turn for the worse for me when we lost our firstborn child,” she said. “I was devastated. I

think it triggered my alcoholism. I don’t think it, I know it. My husband and I went on to have three stunning daughters. “I was always wanting to go back to work to be the “Old Juanita.” I lived and breathed the clinic. Being what I was gifted and granted, worked so hard for; an RVT. I did it, but my life was too busy. “My husband worked a w a y i n t h e We s t e r n Provinces. I was alone with our children, house, cows and I developed anxiety, which I probably always had. Alcohol helped ease the pain after work and sometimes later into the evening. Hence, my sleep issues started.  Going from room to room with “Come sleep with me.” The stress from my husband being away for long stretches (seven weeks, ten weeks), the ranch, and wanting to be the best mother for our children and an RVT for my dedicated employer and the surrounding communities we serviced

caught up with me and had devastating lasting effects. “I got up in the middle of the night to shovel snow, haul wood, prepare school backpacks, and to ponder when to feed the cows next and lifted bale feeders by hand so cows would clean bales up. It finally took its toll on me. “I became sick with throat problems, coughing and so on. It was the year of our clinic inspection. In a very short time of a few years I had damaged my sensitive body. Alcohol brings on denial, self pity, shame and it hurts the people you love. It has no boundaries, discrimination, and age. It takes you away, leaving you powerless. “I am very grateful to be a survivor of this horrific disease and will continue to deal with its effects for the rest of my days. “I owe my life to my husband, Peter, Dr. Richard Krauss, and my dearest friends and family. Dr. Krauss found me weak, lethargic and very ill after being in the

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It has taken a lot for Juanita Rose (Kohlman) Ivanochko, registered veterinary technologist of Preeceville to admit and overcome her alcohol addiction. hospital. I should have never been left alone. “I couldn’t even make it up the steps to our entrance door. I crawled. My husband drove home to be with me, and I’ll never forget it. He shed many emotional tears that day. Since then I have had my health battles, all due to what I did to my body, severe anaemia, blood transfusions, rectal bleeding, severe weight loss and the list goes on and on. “This is a hard story to write. I am admitting my shortcomings to my peers. I have admitted my shortcomings to friends and family and that is still a work in progress. “I hope by sharing, that I might be able to help someone by reading this. We are not perfect, and life draws us in different directions. I know I’m not the first person in this profession to struggle, hence my desire to reach out to bring positive awareness with alcoholism and other issues in our province and beyond. “On a positive side, I have

my husband, children, thriving “Three Roses Ranch,” my mentor and his wife Ivy, co-workers, dearest kindred spirited friends, close relatives, and a community that I am so proud to belong to. They all have stood by me with no judgment, only comments of bravery and much love for coming out of the darkness into the light. I’m very lucky to have all the support I needed, and to live and laugh again. “My body doesn’t let me do the things I used to do, but that’s alright, I’m alive. I can still perform microscopic submissions and be of value at the front end of the clinic. I will always be an RVT and I’m proud of it. “I would sincerely thank Dr. Richard Krauss and his wife Ivy for allowing me to use their names and practice in sharing my story. Your support over two decades have made an impact on my recovery, for that I am grateful,” Ivanochko concluded.

Be informed as cannabis edibles, extracts and topicals become available Cannabis edibles, extracts and topicals are now available for purchase, under federal and provincial cannabis laws. With these products now available, there are important points consumers should keep in mind regarding the retail and consumption of cannabis, said a release. Some other things to keep in mind if one chooses to consume cannabis products: • In Saskatchewan, the

minimum age for buying and consuming all forms of cannabis, including edibles, is 19 years of age. • All cannabis products, including edibles that may look like candy, baked goods or other food items, should be stored in a place that cannot be reached by children or pets. • Possession of any amount of non-medical cannabis by a minor is prohibited. • Licensed retailers are

required to follow specific health and safety guidelines regarding the products they sell. Unsure if you’re buying from a legal source? The list of licensed retailers in Saskatchewan (stores and online) can be found on SLGA’s website at https:// www.slga.com/permitsand-licences/cannabispermits/cannabis-retailing/ cannabis-retailers-in-saskatchewan. • Edible cannabis may take hours longer to take

effect than smoking cannabis. The effects of edibles are also generally more in ten s e an d las t lo n g er than the effects of inhaling cannabis. • Consuming any form of non-medical cannabis in public spaces is prohibited. Individuals can only carry up to 30 grams of dried cannabis or equivalent in public. • Possessing, consuming or distributing any form of cannabis in a vehicle could result in a $300 fine.

Cannabis can only be transported from one lawful place (store, home) to another lawful place (home, another ’s home). This is consistent with the rules already in place for alcohol and vehicles. • There is zero tolerance for all drug-impaired driving in Saskatchewan. • Penalties for driving under the influence of cannabis may include immediate license suspension, vehicle seizure for up to 60 days, and

license suspension for up to five years upon conviction of drug-impaired driving. These laws apply to everyone, including medicinal users of cannabis. • Penalties in place for provincial cannabis offences range from $200 to $2,250. In more serious instances, individuals could be charged with a provincial offence and face fines ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 and imprisonment of up to six months.

Saskatchewan Memorial Monument for Victims of Impaired Driving MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) Saskatchewan Chapters and community leaders are reaching out to Saskatchewan communities to let them know of the Memorial Monument to honour the province’s

victims of impaired driving, stated a release. Families who have lost a loved one to impaired driving can memorialize the names of their loved ones onto the monument. The monument, to be located at Saskatoon City Hall,

will be unveiled at a special ceremony on June 13, continued the release. The ceremony will include a moving Candlelight Vigil of Hope and Remembrance to honour local victims of impaired driving. “This Memorial

Monument is a lasting and powerful tribute to those people who have been tragically and needlessly taken from us as a result of impaired driving,” said Bonny Stevenson, MADD Saskatoon Chapter President. “It is our hope

that individuals, families and friends will find this a peaceful and inviting place to reflect, and somewhere where they can honour the memories of their loved ones.” Families which have suffered the loss of a loved

one as a result of impaired driving, and would like to have his or her name memorialized on the monument, are asked to contact Gillian Phillips at 1-866-461-4077 or gphillips@madd.ca. The deadline to submit names is May 25, 2020.


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Come out and support our local teams

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PREECEVILLE HOCKEY SCHEDULE

9:00 a.m. IP vs Kelvington 10:30 a.m. Novice vs Canora

IPs

Members of the Preeceville Pats IP hockey team, from left, were: (back row) Riley Erickson (coach), Oliver Anaka, Lane Townsend, Stanley Prokulevich, Landon Erickson, Conrad Peterson and Ashley Ward (both coaches) and, Nate Johnson, Drae Peterson, Adley Ward, Sage Ward, Arianna Neilson, Koy Babiuk and Jaxon Neilson.

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Members of the Preeceville Pats novice hockey team, from left, were: (back row) Nicole Korpusik (assistant coach), Ethan Balawyder, Chase Danielson, Nixon Lukey, Liam Bashforth, Nate Korpusik, William Salisbury, Dillion Serdachny, Easten Will and Dean Serdachny (head coach) and, (front) Adrian Keshane, Keltyn Konkel, Tanner Townsend, Sutter Challoner, Levi Coleman, Allie Babiuk, Peyton Holinaty, Caeleb Anaka, Bennett Halkyard, Carter Moekerk.

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Antler measuring includes numerous youth entries Continued from Front Page Bjornstad, and was an SWF Convention sponsor. “Thanks to all who make these donations possible and we are looking for new members and ideas to keep our club active,” stated Heather Gawrelitza. Elections for executive

positions were held with the following results: Owen Myhr, president; Darcy Rediger, vice-president; Heather Gawrelitza, secretary and treasurer; Shane Nelson, fisheries chairman; Tony Steciuk and Colin Masko, membership chairmen; Norman Johnson

firearm safety chairman; Kelly Maupin and Colin Masko trophy chairmen and Greg Gawrelitza, campground chairman. Directors were: John Masko, Jeff, Arden, and Justin Jakubowski, Mark and Noah Tonn, James and Allan Bodnar, Eugene Panasiewich, Johnny Petryshyn, Howard Bilan, Dylan Myhr, Taylor Sliva, and Steven Geistlinger. Life members are: Peter Predy, Howard Bilan, and Norman Johnson. Tony Steciuk gave the membership report and stated that there were 462 members with the Preeceville Wildlife Club and Preeceville is one

branch out of 121 wildlife clubs, with a total of 33,000 members in all 121 clubs. Firearm Safety Chairman Norman Johnson stated there were 27 students involved last year and it is nice to see the young people bringing in their trophies for measuring. He thanked the helpers and conservation officers for all their help with the program. Conservation Officers Johnny Petryshyn and David Knihniski gave a reminder to call into TIPS if there is any illegal activity and there is an email address available for anyone who has questions. The government closed 43 conservation offices and sadly

Numerus antlers were brought in to be measured. From left, were: Paje Reynolds, Jordan Lowe, Chloe Chornomitz and Tammy Chornomitz, who brought in her daughter Olivia’s antlers.

Preeceville was one of them. There are only 13 offices and for this area the closest are in Yorkton and Hudson Bay. Heads for Chronic Wasting Disease testing need to be turned into these offices by around the middle of January. A reminder was given during ice fishing season that all shacks need to have contact information on them if on a

public lake and that alcohol is prohibited out on the lake or while snowmobiling. Door prize draw winners were: Tony Steciuk for being in attendance, Arden Jakubowski for adult antler measured, Zander Neitling for youth antler measured and Taylor Sliva won the skunk draw for not shooting any animal.

Blair Mitchell, left, was assisted by Alex Nagy in scoring and measuring antlers during the Preeceville Wildlife antler measuring.

Quirin Nelson, left, and her brother Hunter Nelson brought in antlers from the deer they shot to be measured.

Hunters who discussed the many antlers that were brought in to be measured, from left, were: Randy Pidherny, Norman Johnson and Trevor Bilan.

Colin Masko of Preeceville showed off his prize elk antlers that measure as the second largest in Saskatchewan, scoring 369 and five eights, non-typical category. The elk was shot south of Preeceville on December 13 and brought in to the Preeceville Wildlife antler measuring on January 4.

Conservation officer shoots antlers to break apart two deer locked together Youth that had brought in antlers to be measured, from left, were: Zander Neitling, Lyndon Gawrelitza, and Mason Bilan.

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PAUL - Clair Paul, beloved husband of Bonnie Paul of Preeceville, passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at the Preeceville and District Health Centre. He was seventy four years of age. Clair Nelson Paul was born April 2nd, 1945 to Ed & Esther (nee Homstol) Paul at Preeceville Union Hospital. He was named after his Aunt Clara (Paul) Germaine and his Grandpa Nels Homstol. Clair was the middle child in a family of five, including older brothers Vern and Dean and younger sisters Jo-Ann and Lois. Clair spent his entire life in Preeceville and as a young man was involved in many activities including hockey, curling, ball, golf, volleyball, cadets, squaredancing and delivered newspapers. Clair’s true passion was pharmacy and he began working in his father’s store on weekends and after school. He followed his father’s footsteps and graduated from the U of S College of Pharmacy in 1968 and moved home to work alongside his Dad and Dean. Clair married Bonnie Gail Lebo on May 16, 1970. They had 3 children - Cory Clair, Trent Raymond and Shannon Dawn. Between the store and volunteering with numerous organizations in and around the community, these three took up the remainder of Clair’s time. Clair continued playing sports and coaching for several years. He gave back to his community by serving as president of the Lions Club (he was president the year the new Preeceville Skating Arena opened); President of the Curling Club and Chamber of Commerce; Vice president of the Preeceville Lions Housing Corporation; Volunteered with the Fire Department and in the 1990s Clair started hobby farming, a project that he and his sons enjoyed together. In 1965 Clair and Dean became partners with their parents in the business, which became a Ltd. Company. In September ‘82 Clair and Dean bought out their parent’s share of the business. In January 2000 Clair bought out Dean’s share and became sole owner. In June 2019 he celebrated the 81st anniversary of the store being in the Paul family. Clair could always be found either counting pills or playing in the dirt. Clair left us peacefully Wednesday January 1st 2020 with his family and friends by his side. He was predeceased by his parents, Ed and Esther; brothers, Vern and Dean; sister, Jo-Ann; son, Trent; mother and father-in-law, Ray and Polly Lebo; brother-in-law, Ken; sister-in-law Kay; nephews, Wade and Scott; niece, Dana. He leaves to mourn his wife, Bonnie; son, Cory (Candace); daughter, Shannon (Jesse); grandkids, Dreyton, Dawson, Dixon, Danielle, Hudsyn, Camryn, Trenley, Aybree, Aksel, step-grandson, Riley; sister, Lois (Franklin); brother-in-law, Dennis; sistersin-law, Phyllis and Mae; his godmother, aunt Lorna Homstal; as well as numerous nieces, nephews relatives and friends. Clair was a great friend to many, was loved by all and will be missed till we meet again. A visitation for family and friends was held on Sunday, January 5, 2020 from the Chapel of Preeceville Funeral Home. Funeral Services were held on Monday, January 6, 2020 from St. John Lutheran Church in Preeceville with Pastor Hein Bertram officiating. Clair’s children Cory and Shannon gave a tribute and words of remembrance. Pianist, Barb Melsness led the congregation in the singing of the hymns ‘Amazing Grace’, ‘The Old Rugged Cross’, ‘I Know that My Redeemer Lives’, ‘Just As I Am’ and ‘Precious Lord Take My Hand’. Interment followed in the family plot in the Preeceville Community Cemetery with Cory Paul, Dreyton Paul, Dawson Paul, Dixon Paul, Jesse Nelson and Hudsyn Nelson serving as the casket bearers. Condolences can be sent to the family at preecevillefuneralhome.com. Memorial Donations in memory of Clair may be made to the Preeceville Hospital Auxiliary as gifts of remembrance. Arrangements were entrusted to Preeceville Funeral Home.

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SCHARFENBERG - Mrs. Gwen Scharfenberg, wife of the late Howard Scharfenberg, of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, formerly of Preeceville and the Endeavour district passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2019. She was ninety one years of age. Gwendolyn Aline Scharfenberg was born August 28, 1928 in Canora, Saskatchewan to Melvin and Gladys (nee Thompson) Hovey and lived on a farm in the Endeavour district. Gwen was the oldest of five children, one brother, Vernon and three sisters, Marie Okrainetz, Marlene Pasiechnik and Claudia Pasiechnik. Gwen and her siblings attended Midland school where she completed grade eight and then completed grade nine through correspondence. In 1947 she took a dressmaking course in Saskatoon and later moved to Winnipeg to work at the General Hospital as a Nurse’s Aide until 1953 when she move back to Endeavour to marry Howard on October 30, 1953 in Preeceville. They made their home on a farm in the Endeavour district where they did mixed farming and raised their two children Les and Delores. Gwen was involved in the community with her church and Ladies Aide. She enjoyed curling, bowling and she did lots of sewing and quilting. She took great pride in her very large garden and beautiful flowers and fruit trees. Gwen took her Care Aide course and received her certificate while she was working at the Preeceville Lions Hostel and retired from there at age sixty-five. Gwen and Howard retired to Preeceville from the farm in 1990. Gwen was predeceased by her parents Melvin and Gladys Hovey; father and mother-in-law, Herman and Hazel Scharfenberg; her husband, Howard; brother, Vernon; sisters, Marlene (Willie) Pasiechnik and Claudia Pasiechnik; nieces, Bonnie Pasiechnik and Sharon Gehon; great-granddaughter, Olivia Reitenbach; brothers and sisters-in-law, Peter Okrainetz, Richard (Alice) Scharfenberg, Lavern (Don) Milburn, Leroy Scharfenberg, Alan Fairburn, Clifford Scharfenberg and Wilbert Roste. Gwen is survived by her two children and their families: son, Les (Lora-Lynn) their children, Jordan Scharfenberg, Joel Scharfenberg, Ryan (Lynnette) Rusnak, Tanya (Mark) Reitenbach, Catey Rusnak, Jodi (B.J.) James, Jenna Rusnak (Derek Kolosky); daughter, Delores (Warren Cowan) and her daughter Kelsy Berriault; great-grandchildren, Halen Scharfenberg, Cole Rusnak, Jaxton Rusnak, Reid Rusnak, Blake Reitenbach, Emily Reitenbach and Harper James; her sister, Marie Okrainetz; brother and sisters-in-law, Johnny Pasiechnik, Sharon Walker, Laura Fairburn, Minna Scharfenberg, Doris Roste, Virgel (Velma) Scharfenberg, David (Ruth) Scharfenberg, June (Willie) Jakubowski, Glenice (Allen) Bausmer and Janice (Wesley) Walters; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Saying goodbye is the most difficult thing in life and we never learn to be good at it. No day shall erase you from the memory of time. Funeral Services were held on Monday, January 6 from the Chapel of Preeceville Funeral Home with Pastor Brian Kirsch of Heritage Baptist Church officiating. Words of remembrance were given by Eldon Okrainetz. A poem was read by Gailene Pasiechnik. The Ashokan Farewell was played as the processional. The organist, Leanne Jakubowski led the congregation in the singing of the hymns, ‘Blessed Assurance’ and ‘Leaning on the Everlasting Arms’. A special musical selection was sung by Virgil and Velma Scharfenberg. Going Home by Libra was played as the recessional music. Honourary bearers were all those who shared in Gwen’s life. Interment followed in the Preeceville Community Cemetery with Jordan Scharfenberg, Eldon Okrainetz, Delmar Pasiechnik, Calvin Hovey, Perry Pasiechnik and Mark Reitenbach serving as the casket bearers. Condolences can be sent to the family at preecevillefuneralhome.com. Memorials in memory of Gwen may be made to S.T.A.R.S. or the charity of one’s choice as gifts of remembrance. Arrangements were entrusted to Preeceville Funeral Home.

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Adam Herold Legacy hockey camp huge success Organizers deemed the second Adam Herold Legacy hockey and leadership development camp another huge success. The Preeceville Minor Hockey Association played host to the hockey school and participating players from across the region. The second hockey camp was held January 4 and 5 with approximately 65 players, and the first camp was held November 30 to December 1 with 69 participants. Preeceville also hosted a pork supper on January 4 at the Preeceville Legion Hall with all the proceeds allotted towards the Adam Herold Legacy Foundation. The Foundation does not charge for the camp but FEED & SEED

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Instructors from the Adam Herold Legacy hockey and leadership development camp held on January 4 and 5 in Preeceville helped players become better hockey players in an on-ice session. asks that the hockey and community find a way to give back to the foundation. “The Adam Herold Legacy Foundation was established to provide opportunities to Saskatchewan youth to develop and refine not only their hockey skills, but also their leadership potential,” stated Russell Herold, father of Adam Herold, whom the Foundation was named after. T h e F o u n d a t i o n ’s Hockey and Leadership Development Program provided the top instructors trained for skill development, physical and mental training, coaching development and ongoing support for hockey programs. The program consisted of NOTICES / NOMINATIONS

on and off ice sessions. An off-ice classroom session featured leadership building goals and presented a video of who Adam Herold was and that he was one of the Humboldt Broncos who were tragically killed in a bus accident last year. Adam Herold was an outstanding athlete who was mature beyond his years, stated the Foundation website. After a successful season as captain of the Midget AAA Regina Pat Canadians, Adam was called up by the Western Hockey League’s Prince Albert Raiders to join the team during their playoff run. At the same time, the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s Humboldt Broncos called and Adam

juggled his time playing for both Prince Albert and Humboldt. On April 6th, 2018, the Humboldt Broncos’ bus was involved in a major accident on the way to a playoff game in Nipawin. Tragically, the accident took the lives of 16 members of the Humboldt Broncos organization, including Adam Herold. He died just six days before his 17th birthday. Thanks to his natural talent, hard work and family support, Adam experienced many opportunities in his short life. Not all young promising leaders have the same advantages. “Adam loved the sport of hockey and his passion for the sport, his community, teammates and family made him an outstanding young man,” said his father. “The Foundation was spearheaded by his coaches who believed in Adam and saw his potential. We know the challenges faced by players and their families who live in small communities and wanted a way to bring a higher calibre of hockey that would help develop player skills and help them become better community leaders. The camp will focus on power skating, puck

Russell and Raelene Herold, parents of Adam Herold, established the Adam Herold Legacy Fo u n d a t i o n w h i c h f e a tu r e s a h o c k e y a n d leadership development camp. skills, offensive skills and shooting, defensive skills, read and react skills, coaching development, mental training, leadership and social impact skills. “There is no fee for the camp but we ask players to play it forward in the ways of any form of fundraiser that will benefit their community and the foundation,” said Herold. We lost a true leader on that day, a young man destined to contribute to society, stated the Foundation website. The Foundation is designed to honour his memory and recover some of the lost promise of such an outstanding young man. “When we assess what

created the ability for Adam to be so good in so many roles we could focus on his intelligence, athleticism and environment. All of these are important. As we play our roles in life there is one thing that is consistent and that is our character, our genetic make-up or our DNA, however you determine it. At Adam’s core he was a warm and compassionate soul. He cared for others and that was the one common theme in all that he did. His loss has been made a huge hole not only in our family but in the community. This is one way we can give back and keep his memory alive,” concluded Russell Herold.

Pickleball craze is catching on across the region Pickleball is “player friendly” for seniors with allowing individuals to be able to play it at many levels, thus making it very appealing, stated Dave Weiman, president of the Parkland Valley District for the Saskatchewan Senior Fitness Association (SSFA). The fact that one can have a number of volleys (hits over the net) after the serve makes for an interesting sport. There are tennis courts available and gymnasiums in schools that have badminton courts, allowing for outdoor and indoor venues. The game is well suited for seniors because the racquet is like a table tennis racquet, but bigger, and a whiffle ball is used. It’s played on a badminton-sized court. The origin of the pickleball name is somewhat uncertain. Some say it’s named after the inventor of the game’s dog Pickles, while others claim it’s related to the term,

“falling off the pickle boat,” which means someone is the last to figure something out. The SSFA has had pickleball clinics or contacts with the following places in the Parkland Valley District: Ituna, Foam Lake, Yorkton, Esterhazy, Buchanan, Langenburg, Grayson, Sturgis, Good Spirit Provincial Park and Duck Mountain Provincial Park. Some of these communities have ongoing programs “so check with local town office if you are interested,” encouraged Weiman. A b e g i n n e r ’s c o u r s e will be held at the Gloria Hayden Community Centre in Yorkton on January 18. “For those of you who enjoy the sport, you would be able to travel to many other venues in the province. This could be for a drop-in program or district or provincial tournament,” stated Weiman. “The sport of pickleball is growing in Saskatchewan.

This is a photograph taken off the Pickleball website showcasing how to play pickleball. Pickleball Saskatchewan Inc. has over 1,200 registered members with 91 percent being over 55 years of age. There are many people who are not registered pickleball members and we encourage you to pay the $15.00 to become a member.” Interested players may register at www.pickleballcanada.org. “I suspect that with any new sport or event there will be a levelling off of the numbers. There is no indication that we have peaked with pickleball as of yet. I

also believe that this is not a sport that will quickly fade in popularity,” said Weiman. There are a number of venues in the area that can handle the sport. Yorkton has been an active centre for pickleball at the Gloria Hayden Community Centre. It is hoped that Yorkton and other centres will look at pickleball specific courts more seriously. This is expected to allow for better enjoyment of the sport by local seniors and make it more enticing for players from other centres to come and play.

Locked antlers a rare occurrence Continued from Page 8 locked together just south of the town of Southey. They say the one of the deer was already dead and had been partially eaten by coyotes, and the other deer that was still alive and was struggling to break free.

The post says the officer was able to get within about 15 metres of the deer, and using her patrol shotgun loaded with a lead slug, was able to shoot the locked antlers and break the deer apart. T h e d e e r, o n c e f r e e , ran off toward a valley to

recover from its stressful ordeal. The association says no one should attempt something similar themselves, no matter how good a shot they may think they are. They say conservation officers are trained

professionals in the use of firearms and have authorities under the Wildlife Act. Anyone else could be held liable for an accidental killing. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 6, 2020.


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Saskatchewanderer kicks off 10th anniversary with blast from the past The very successful Saskatchewanderer program marks its 10th Anniversary i n 2 0 2 0 . To c e l e b r a t e , social media followers will be re-introduced to past Saskatchewanderers in what is being called the month of the Retro Wanderer, according to a release from Saskatchewan Parks, Culture and Sport. Ashlyn George, the 2015 Saskatchewanderer, kicked things off January 10. On January 17 and January 24, the Saskatchewanderer social media channels will be taken over by two other past fan favourites. In early February, the new 2020 Saskatchewanderer, who will continue showcasing the province until the end of the year, will be officially announced. “The Saskatchewanderer program has been a very successful platform to feature our province as a great place to visit, live, play and work year-round,” said Gene Makowsky, parks, culture and sport minister and minister responsible

Ashlyn George for Tourism Saskatchewan. “I look forward to hearing about what some of our previous Wanderers are up to now and then following our 2020 Saskatchewanderer on his or her adventures.” CAA continues as the official vehicle sponsor of the Saskatchewanderer, renewing its support annually FORtheALL YOUR since program launched. “ I t c e r t a i n l y i s o ff i cial,” said Fred Titanich, CAA President and CEO. “CAA Saskatchewan is very pleased to return as the vehicle sponsor of the Saskatchewanderer program. We look forward to celebrating 10 years of

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exploring this great province with the Wanderer. CAA Saskatchewan’s reputation as a successful business leader with 100 years of experience in the travel, insurance, roadside assistance and automotive maintenance sectors, certainly helps to profile the best that Saskatchewan has to offer. On behalf of our board of directors, staff and valued members, we wish the 2020 Wanderer the very best in safe travels and excellent storytelling.” Along with the new 2020 Saskatchewanderer, the announcement in February will also reveal a new title sponsor. Through social media “teasers” the audience can start to guess which Saskatchewan business has come onboard to support the program. Follow the Retro Wanderers in January and the 2020 Saskatchewanderer in February on Facebook (facebook.com/skwanderer), Read up on the wanderings on the blog at www. saskatchewanderer.ca.

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Preeceville School donation supports food bank Franz Pinaroc, left, and Amber Spray, both Preeceville School Grade 6 students, presented Sheila Klebeck, a Filling the Gap representative, a donation for $500 for the Filling the Gap on January 7. The donation was made possible through the collection taken in during the Preeceville School Elementary Christmas concert on December 19.

Staff recognized for years of service Mark Forsythe, Superintendent of Education for the Good Spirit School Division presented several staff members at the Sturgis Composite School with years of dedicated service awards on December 17. Photographed from left, were: Forsythe, Lisa Serdachny (10 years), Kelsey Newman (15 years), Kipp Bayer (20 years) and Kristen Peterson (15 years).

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