Refined Weyburn & Area V3 I1 Winter 2017-2018

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Mind-Muscle Connection Cozy Cottage Christmas Skiing in Saskatchewan Holiday Fashion

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Publisher’s Message


t’s officially the holiday season: time to listen to Christmas music, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and appreciate your Christmas tree while reading the latest issue of ReFINEd Magazine.

The holidays always remind us of what is most important. It differs from person to person but for me, when thinking of my business, that answer is easy - it’s our amazing customers and readers. We are grateful for each and every one of you. It’s because of you that we get to do what we love every day, which is why I want to say, with deepest gratitude, that we at ReFINEd thank you so much! We are going into our third year of business, and it has been the most enjoyable journey. We look forward to working with you in 2018!

Photography Charlene Hourd Images By Gillies Vanessa Lanktree Photography Contributing Writers Brook Thalgott Susan Gellert Tonya Lambert Marketing Executives

Britany Culham 306.861.1255

The cover this issue features Cogent Chartered Professional Accountants LLP. Read about the dedicated team they have working for you. They are here to help you get your finances on track. Within this issue of ReFINEd, you will also read heart-warming holiday messages from local businesses. I love the informative editorial featuring coffee; it’s a perfect piece with it being the season of hot drinks and good reads. One of my other favorite editorials is the cozy cottage Christmas; I love that style of decorating for the holidays. I find it makes your home feel so warm and welcoming. We hope after reading the weekend getaway editorial, you will have the opportunity to try out some of the various skiing locations we have in Saskatchewan. Also, try one of the holiday recipes for your Christmas gathering this year.

Courtney Sandiford 306.861.1473 Publisher Brooke Ward 306.551.4789 Distribution & Subscriptions:

This Christmas live in the moment, enjoy every conversation and experience the magic this season brings you. Merry Christmas! Wishing you a safe and prosperous New Year! Happy reading!




ReFINEd Weyburn & Area is published by ReFINEd Lifestyles Magazine Ltd. ReFINEd Weyburn & Area is independently owned and operated. Opinions expressed in ReFINEd Weyburn & Area are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the publisher or advertisers. ReFINEd Weyburn & Area does not assume liability for content. All rights reserved © ReFINEd Lifestyles Magazine Ltd. Reproduction in whole or part without permission is prohibited. For permission contact the publisher.

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We thank all of our customers for their patronage over the years.

Have a great holiday season wit h family and friends!

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DEPARTMENTS 10 | STYLE & BEAUTY Holiday Fabrics & How to Wear Them 20 | YOUR HEALTH The Mind-Muscle Connection 28 | TRAVEL Weekend Getaways: Skiing in Saskatchewan 32 | EVENTS CALENDAR 38 | DINING GUIDE 48 | AT HOME Have yourself a Cozy “Cottage” Christmas 57 | REALTOR DIRECTORY 59 | BUSINESS & INDUSTRY Our Strength is your Security 69 | MOTORING Movie Makers: Cars in Film






COFFEE BEANS: From Cultivation to Your Cup


COVER FEATURE: Together Everyone Achieves More

At the close of another year, we gratefully pause to wish you a warm and happy

Holiday Season.

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During the Holiday Season more than ever, our thoughts turn gratefully to our customers. And in this spirit, we sincerely say Thank You and Best Wishes for the Holiday Season.

From all of us at CANADIAN TIRE WEYBURN,

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

CANADIAN TIRE WEYBURN 1240 Sims Avenue, Weyburn | 306.842.4600 | Locally Owned and Operated by Paul and Lisa Blanchard

One of the real joys this holiday season is the opportunity to say thank you to our customers and wish you all a very

Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.


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Holiday Fabrics & How to Wear Them

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! But it also can be one of the most stressful times to try to figure out what to wear. In this month’s issue, I’m breaking down the top holiday fabrics and how to wear them. You’ll be all set for the company Christmas party AND New Year’s Eve by the end of this article!


equins - This is probably the most popular holiday fabric of all! I personally love sequins, but they can be a bit overwhelming. I love pairing sequined leggings with a neutralcoloured sweater or a chambray shirt for an easy, semi-casual holiday look. You also could go more formal by pairing a basic blouse with a sequined skirt or go all out with a full sequined dress! Just be sure to choose a sequined dress that flatters your body type & keep your heels relatively neutral. Not big into sequins? Tone it down but still look festive by opting for sequined accessories in the form of a clutch or jewelry! Tulle - If you have been following my blog for a little while, you’ll know that I LOVE a good tulle midi skirt!



All you need is a sweater (tucked in if it’s not a crop top), a tulle midi skirt and your favourite pair of heels, and you’re set for a holiday party! Keep your sweater and heels/booties relatively neutral - let your skirt be the focal point of the outfit. For a less formal look, pair your tulle midi skirt with either a plaid or chambray shirt tucked in or tied in the front. Silk - Silk fabrics are definitely trending this year! However, this fabric can be really tricky (and unforgiving) if it doesn’t fit your body properly. My favourite way to incorporate silk into a holiday outfit is in the form of a cami with a cute jacket over top or a slip dress with a shirt underneath. Silk can be so chic - so play around a bit until you find a style that you’re confident in and works with your body type!


Fur - Fur can make any outfit look more expensive! You all know from the fall issue that I love a good fur vest. Fur instantly dresses up an outfit and can really add a unique flare. You can also incorporate fur into your holiday wear by putting on a fur coat or choosing fur accessories in the form of a scarf or hat. You’ll be warm AND look classy!

“The main thing to remember is to let whatever festive fabric you are wearing be the focal point of the outfit!”

Velvet - Velvet is probably my favourite of all the holiday fabric trends this year. It seems people either love or hate velvet. I, personally, cannot get enough of it! Velvet dresses, camis, blazers, accessories, even pants – give me all the velvet!! Maybe just don’t wear them all at the same time! My favourite way to wear velvet is in the form of a long-sleeved midi dress or a structured blazer. Each of these fabrics are fun ways to incorporate a little holiday cheer into your outfits this season. The main thing to remember is to let whatever festive fabric you are wearing be the focal point of the outfit!

Information provided by Kiteen Mainil with Kiteen’s Closet. Kiteen and her family live in Weyburn. She’s a proud mother to Violet and wife to a hardworking farmer. Kiteen’s obsessed with floral prints, things that sparkle, earth tones and of course, greats deals on good quality clothing! To learn more, visit @kiteenscloset kiteenscloset kiteenscloset




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Wishing You an Abundantly Blessed Holiday Season! Thank you to all our amazing clients for your support this past year. We can't wait to see you in the New year! From: Chelsey, Sarah, Natosha, Alexis and Nicole.

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Every Picture has a

STORY to Tell

By Brook Thalgott


or seven years, Vanessa Lanktree has been capturing life’s meaningful moments. As a photographer, she gets to be part of the special

milestones that people celebrate from graduation to engagement to wedding to families and so on. Vanessa has spent the last several years recording moments to look back on, and it’s something she loves every minute of. “I am so lucky to do what I do,” says Vanessa. “I get to experience the laughter and the joy in every moment, and document it. It’s a blessing disguised as a job.”

LEFT Vanessa PHOTO BY Oriana Skiba Photography & Design; ABOVE Vanessa and Sophie



Justin and Kayla

Vanessa was incredible to work with. She is very relaxed and made everyone feel comfortable. She was very professional, but also had a lot of fun with all of us. She captured so many moments of laughter that we are going to enjoy looking back on. She was very organized and knew exactly what needed to be done; it truly helped make our day that much easier and stress free! She took pictures of everything, and we are so grateful we can look back and relive every minute of our special day! We couldn't be happier with what we have received from Vanessa Lanktree Photography and can't wait to use her again in the future! - Justin & Kayla McDonald

I am so in love with all of the pictures Vanessa took! It was like we were in that moment all over again. She captured everything perfectly. For me, to look at them and feel the exact same emotion I did in that moment was amazing! I could even feel the heat of the sun and smell the freshness! I cried! She did such an amazing job. I can't even describe how blessed we are for bringing her on our destination wedding. I will have these pictures forever, and I'll always have the same emotion as that exact day when I look at them for the rest of my life! We're so lucky to have Vanessa in our lives! - Claudia and Jordan Tremblay

Claudia and Jordan

I have nothing but wonderful things to say about my experience with Vanessa. She did a beautiful job of capturing my graduation photos and the moment. She created a comfortable environment by being very friendly and keeping the conversation going. She has a great eye for finding beautiful, picturesque spots to shoot. She has a very welcoming presence that made me feel very comfortable throughout the process and not at all camera-shy. The final pictures were absolutely beautiful. The care and dedication Vanessa puts forth shows that she truly cares about her clients and her work. Overall, it was a wonderful experience. - Rebecca Mondor

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Contact her for more information at (306) 861-4147 or email Instagram: vanessalanktreephotography



RON’S THE WORK WEAR STORE Locally-owned and family-operated for 35 years.

Our experienced team will help you find what you need for all the people on your Christmas list.

Gift certificates available.

Ron’s carries footwear and clothing by all the top lines:

Ron’s the Work Wear Store | 112 2nd Street, Weyburn 306.842.3006 | 208 Main Street, Carlyle 306.453.6167

Wishing you a joyous holiday season

and all the best in the New Year!


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Mind-Muscle Connection By Tonya Lambert




Unlike in many Eastern cultures, the crucial connection between the mind, body and spirit was severed in the West many centuries ago. This is unfortunate as each aspect of our being affects the others. Too much emphasis on one area and our whole being becomes unbalanced and unhealthy.


ind-body fitness programs combine stretching and moving with breathing techniques and mindfulness. There are many ancient Eastern exercise regimes that are designed to enhance the body-mind-spirit connection. Some examples are yoga, tai chi and qi gong. By comparison, pilates, a rare example of a European-developed mind-body fitness system, is relatively new, having been created in Germany in the 20th century. An easy form of mind-body fitness to practice is to meditate while walking. This is best done in a natural setting with few distractions. How do you meditate while walking? One of the best ways is to focus on your surroundings and your senses. What do you see? Hear? Feel? Is the wind blowing through your hair? Is there hoarfrost on the trees? Can you hear the snow crunching under your feet? Whatever form of mind-muscle workout routine you choose, make sure it goes well with your lifestyle and fitness level. This is important for both your physical and mental wellbeing. If you try to do a workout that takes too long or is too difficult, it can add stress to your life affecting your mental wellbeing; your physical health won’t benefit either as you are likely to stop doing a workout that is too challenging. Select a time, place and style that suits you. If possible, find a space that inspires you, a place that feels comfortable and gives your body and mind the room they need to stretch and soar. Many people like to multitask when they are working out, watching a television while on the treadmill or listening to a podcast while jogging. We live in a world of distractions, with smartphones at our fingertips and laptops on our desks. Many people are losing the ability to focus, making it harder to complete tasks and eating up even more of our precious little time. Turn off technology when you exercise. Pay attention to your breathing: in and out, slow and controlled. Be present in the here and now, not worrying about tomorrow or next week. Focus on your body and stop comparing yourself to the other people at the gym. Studies show that when we pay attention to our muscles they actually work better and harder. Being mindful while working out also helps to prevent injury by ensuring that you are using proper form and technique. How does your body feel? Are you able to stretch further or lift heavier weights than you could a month ago? Take the time to notice and appreciate your accomplishments. Practicing mind-body fitness is essential for your overall wellbeing. It will not only help you to lose weight and keep fit but will also relieve stress and improve your mood. Resolve to make mind-body fitness a priority in your life in the New Year.




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Christmas tells us that life is not just an existence but a wonderful miracle. Live every moment with joy and gratitude. May you carry this thought with you all through the year.

Merry Christmas


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For years, Marge Rubin decorated the front windows of the store with her winter houses/community display. Customers would comment on how they knew winter was here because Marge had put up the houses. Similarly, people would later comment that they knew spring was here because Marge had taken down the display. After Marge’s passing in 2013, we couldn’t bring ourselves to put up the display without her but last year, it was time. Customers will once again see the annual winter village display in the windows of Southeastern Computer Solutions as a tribute to Marge and her amazing and kind spirit.


Weekend Getaways:



askatchewan is like a playground paradise for fans of the outdoors. In the summer, there’s fishing, swimming, hiking and waterskiing. In the winter, there’s skating, snowmobiling, shoveling (We do it so much, it ought to be made a sport!) and… downhill skiing! Contrary to what the rest of the country may think, many prairie flatlanders are avid skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts, who love to carve up the slopes every chance they get.



Saskatchewan’s ski hills may be small by neighbouring Alberta’s mountainous standards, but they still offer an exciting, energetic winter weekend workout that the whole family will enjoy. So, grab your gear and head out to one of the province’s stunningly beautiful ski hills for a stimulating experience.

Duck Mountain Ski Area Since 1978, Saskatchewanians have been shredding lines down the slopes at Duck Mountain Ski Area near Kamsack. Managed by a volunteer, non-profit


organization, Duck Mountain aims to provide visitors with an “exciting, satisfying adventure and entertainment, leaving them with a lasting and rewarding impression of the beauty of winter in a rural Canadian setting.” With 21 runs, a tubing hill and a terrain park set in the pretty parkland of east central Saskatchewan, Duck Mountain has certainly accomplished that. There are also cross-country and snowmobile trails nearby for those who crave more variety. Then, after a day of fresh air and fun on the hills, visitors can relax at the T-Bar Café or Lookout Lounge.

Wapiti Valley Ski Resort

Mission Ridge Winter Park

Table Mountain

Try out tricks, twists and turns on the 12 runs of the Wapiti Valley Ski Resort near Nipawin. New to skiing? No worries. You can rent equipment here and then sign up for ski and snowboard lessons with Wapiti’s CSIA, CASI and CADS-certified instructors. They even have a magic carpet conveyor to help you back up the bunny hill! Wish the winter days weren’t so short in Saskatchewan? At Wapiti, the fun continues after dark with well-lit ski hills and a licensed lounge.

Located in the picturesque Qu’Appelle Valley, Mission Ridge is a fun place for the whole family. Sign your children up for the Snow School, Kids Kampus or Riderz Youngbloods ski and snowboard programs. Ladies, Thursday evenings are reserved for you at Mission Ridge: hit the slopes with other Downhill Divas followed by food and drinks in the Red ‘T’ Bar Lounge afterwards. For some freestyle fun, grab your board and grapple with the exciting obstacles at Mission Ridge’s two terrain parks.

Located just minutes from North Battleford, Table Mountain has a terrain park as well as 11 trails accessed by two quad chair lifts and two magic carpet conveyors. Fly down the hills on skis, snowboard or tube. Whatever you choose, it’s sure to be an exhilarating experience. Private, semi-private and group lessons are available as are kids’ camps over the Christmas and February breaks.




Perfect For Beginner & Advanced Skiers The hill is calling! Wapiti Valley Ski Resort offers 12 skiing and snowboarding runs and is home to several certified learning programs for children and adults. Come visit us 29 miles north of Melfort, and check out our restaurant and lounge, equipment rentals and cabin accommodation.

WAPITI VALLEY SKI & BOARD RESORT Marc Anderson | 306.862.5621 |

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Explore the Beauty of Weyburn. “We hope you had the time to enjoy some of the over 45 events that happened in our community this year. These events included Multicultural Day in the Park organized by United Way, Western Canadian Classic (Junior Dairy Show), Banner Project on the boardwalk organized by Weyburn’s Art Council, Montréal Canadiens Alumni Tour and our first annual Holiday Passport. Through collaboration with our community partners, we are able to promote many wonderful events in Weyburn, and we are looking forward to seeing more exciting events in 2018!

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events Treasures of Home Craft Sale & Trade Show 25 NOV 10AM – 4PM Cugnet Centre, Weyburn Montréal Canadiens Alumni Tour 1 DEC 7:30PM Crescent Point Place, Weyburn UCW Bake Sale and Ten Thousand Villages Fair Trade Sale 2 DEC 10AM – 4PM Grace United Church, Upper Hall, Weyburn Raise the Woof – Comedy Show & Dinner 2 DEC 5PM McKenna Hall, Weyburn


Parade of Lights 7 DEC 7PM Downtown Weyburn Skate with Santa 10 DEC 2:45PM-4:45PM Crescent Point Place, Weyburn

Weyburn Concert Series - Colin Mochrie & Deb McGrath: The One Couple Show 27 JAN 7:30PM Cugnet Centre, Weyburn

“The Love List “by Norm Foster. Dinner Theatre, Presented by Crocus 80. 16 DEC 5:30PM Royal Canadian Legion, Weyburn

Winterfest Family Day 19 FEB Jubilee Park, Leisure Centre & Tom Zandee Sports Arena, Weyburn

New Years Eve Free Skating/Swimming 31 DEC 1PM-5PM Leisure Centre & Crescent Point Place, Weyburn

Weyburn Concert Series Hunter Brothers 6 MAR 7:30PM Cugnet Centre, Weyburn


All of us at ReFINEd Weyburn & Area Magazine would like to say thank you to our amazing customers and readers! We are going into our third year of business, and it has been the most enjoyable journey.


We wish you a very Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year, and we look forward to working with you in 2018! Courtney



olin Mochrie is widely considered to be one of the leading improvisers in the world. Over his career, Mochrie has earned many awards, including a Writers Guild of Canada award, three Canadian Comedy Awards, a Gemini award, the ACTRA Toronto Award of Excellence. The most significant of which was likely for the Best Hollywood Appearance at the 2010 B-Movie Awards. Released in fall 2013, “Not Quite the Classics” is Mochrie’s first fiction writing. Here, he used the first and last lines of familiar classics as the launching and landing point, re-imagining everything in between. Mochrie met his wife Deb McGrath when she was sharpening her comedy skills at the famed Second City in Toronto.

McGrath has co-created, co-written and produced a myriad of TV shows, films, animation and ads. McGrath was nominated for an ACTRA Award for the movie Expecting.

at the Cugnet Centre, Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 7:30pm.

McGrath and her writing partner, Barbara Radecki, have created a blog called The Middle Ages (themiddle-ages.blogspot. com). Last year, McGrath and Radecki were nominated as one of the 100 most influential bloggers in North America.

Old Fashioned Foods 122 3rd St., Weyburn

Colin Mochrie (Whose Line Is It Anyway?) and Debra McGrath (Little Mosque on the Prairie) will present their one-couple show, based on their 27 years of marriage, 60 combined years of performing around the world and one year on Instagram. They combine heart-warming and hilarious stories from their lives, improv with the audience and surprise video guests. Colin and Deb will entertain you TICKETS AVAILABLE AT:

Weyburn Review/ Weyburn This Week 904 East Ave., Weyburn Music Craft 215 Railway Ave., Weyburn For further information contact: Judy Van Betuw @ 1-306-842-1583




Your Weyburn Red Wings Are a Part of Your Community!


wenty-eight nights during the season, the community comes out to support the Weyburn Red Wings, and each night your Weyburn Red Wings want to make it an experience you’ll remember. • During each home game, you get the chance to know one of your Weyburn Red Wings a little bit better through the Knight Dodge Player Profile. The Player Profile allows you to get to know fun things about your favourite players, including their favourite hockey team, favourite food, most embarrassing hockey moment and the best hockey advice they’ve ever been given.



• As well, at each home game, one young hockey player gets to head out onto the ice during player introductions, skate with the players and stand on the blue line during the singing of O’Canada as the Richardson Pioneer 7th Man. • Every Saturday night home game this season, you will also be entertained during the second intermission with a rousing game of Rock’Em Sock’Em Bubble Soccer hosted by the Weyburn Credit Union. Ten local businesses have formed teams and are competing in a round robin tournament to win $500 for their team, $500 for a local

charity of their choice and, of course, bragging rights. • Don’t forget to stay around until the end of the game when three of your Weyburn Red Wings can be found in the lobby meeting fans and signing autographs. Game Days are made more exciting through our Game Day Sponsors! Local businesses team up with your Weyburn Red Wings to showcase their products and services in the lobby during the game all while showcasing their commitment to the community! Game day sponsorship opportunities are still available for the

2017-2018 season. Contact the Red Wing Office today for more information. Where in Weyburn can you find your Weyburn Red Wings? The answer is everywhere! Your Weyburn Red Wings are proud to be a part of your community and look for opportunities to become involved in events around town as often as they can. So far this season, your Weyburn Red Wings have been found serving up Smile Cookies at Tim Hortons, playing road hockey at Canadian Tire, unloading food donations at the Salvation Army as part of the FCC Drive Away Hunger Event, running the cameras at the United Way Communithon and taking part in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Walk for the Cure. During the season, your Weyburn Red Wings will also be visiting each of the local elementary schools to read sports-related stories with the students, promoting the importance of literacy through the Top Notch Towing and Weyburn Red Wings Reading Program.

This program provides an opportunity for the players to compare their own experiences to the stories and share their life lessons with the students. If you would like to apply to have your Weyburn Red Wings involved in your next event or project, simply contact the Red Wings office at 306.842.2212 or email Season tickets are still available to be purchased. This year, you can choose to use your tickets your way: have one fan

come to every game or bring four fans to a few games until you’ve exhausted your tickets. Single game day tickets can be purchased at the door on game night: Adults (18+) $15, Students (13-18) $10 and Youth (6-17) $5.00. This year, you can purchase a family pass for the game for $30 (2 Adult and 2 Youth or Child tickets) Weyburn Red Wings 327 Mergens Street, Weyburn 306.842.2212





he Hunter Brothers - Luke, J.J., Ty, Brock and Dusty – grew up on a farm near Shaunavon, Saskatchewan. Due to the influence of Grandpa Hunter, the family was very musical, with each boy having played instruments since prekindergarten. Singing gospel music was their family thing, entertaining in concerts across Canada and the U.S. The boys also worked on the family farm and played semi-professional and professional hockey as well. After a timeout from their various professions, and a break from seeding, the brothers found themselves drawn to the singing that had been such a significant part of their youth. Exceptionally musical, the brothers put their talents together and, for the first time, turned to country music. The Hunter Brothers’ first single, “El Dorado”, was created with fabulous



production skills combined with Grammy award-winning producing. Their second single, “Long Way to Love You”, an upbeat track about long-distance love, hit the Top 40 on the radio. Since their explosive launch, the brothers have been performing live acoustic sets on radio stations and television spots, sharing their versatile harmonies and soulful sound across this nation. They’ve also become known for their unparalleled ability to create song parody videos, the most recent of which, ”The Tractor Got Stuck”, has more than 1.5 million views. The Hunter Brothers’ debut album, “Getaway”, released earlier this year, is definitely carving out a significant spot in the world of country music! Prepare to be amazed with the Hunter Brothers in concert at the Cugnet Centre on March 6 at 7:30 p.m. They are Saskatchewan born

and raised farm boys whose music will be a must in all our playlists! TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Old Fashioned Foods 122 3rd St., Weyburn Weyburn Review/ Weyburn This Week 904 East Ave., Weyburn Music Craft 215 Railway Ave., Weyburn For further information contact: Judy Van Betuw @ 1-306-842-1583

Loaded Cauliflower


1 large head of cauliflower cut into bite-size pieces (approximately 6 cups) 6 – 8 strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled 6 tablespoons of chopped chives 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup sour cream 2 cups shredded cheese 1 can of sliced mushrooms (optional)

directions Preheat oven to 425° F. In a large pot, boil water and cook cauliflower for 8 – 10 minutes. Drain and let cool. In a large bowl, combine sour cream, mayo, 1/2 of crumbled bacon, 3 Tbsp chives, 1 cup of cheese, mushrooms and cauliflower and mix well. Place in baking dish and cover with remaining 1 cup of cheese and the rest of the bacon crumbles. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes until cheese is melted. Top with remaining chives and serve.



3 cups fresh or thawed frozen cranberries, chopped 1 can unsweetened crushed pineapple, drained 2 cups miniature marshmallows 1 medium apple, chopped 2/3 cup sugar 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 cups heavy whipping cream 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

directions In a large bowl, mix first six ingredients. Refrigerate, covered, overnight. To serve, beat cream until stiff peaks form. Fold whipped cream and walnuts into cranberry mixture. Yield: 16 servings (1/2 cup each). R eFined WEYBURN & AREA


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Coffee Beans: From Cultivation to Your Cup Planting ➞ Picking ➞ Processing ➞ Milling ➞ Roasting ➞ Brewing

There are two types of coffee beans All coffee is grown between the Tropics of Capricorn and Cancer.

ARABICA Grown at higher altitudes Has higher acidity levels Comes with a higher price tag But Has lower levels of caffeine

This is known as the Coffee Belt. ➞ While all coffee is grown in the southern hemisphere, most coffee drinker live in the northern hemisphere.

Coffee is the second-most traded commodity in the world, after oil.



125 million people depend on coffee for their livelihood.

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Coffee is the second-most popular drink in the world; water is number one.

$600/pound Kopi Luwak from Indonesia is the world’s most expensive coffee. The coffee beans are eaten by the palm civet, partly digested and then excreted. The excreted beans sell for $600/pound!

ROBUSTA Grown at lower altitudes Has lower acidity levels Available at a lower cost But Has higher levels of caffeine

Women drink more coffee than men.

58% 42% 1.6 billion cups 1.6 billion cups of coffee are consumed every day. Sit ➞ Sip ➞ Wait 15-20 minutes for caffeine to kick in. Effects last 8-14 hours (depending on person)

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Everyone Achieves More By Brook Thalgott Photos Vanessa Lanktree Photography

Weyburn’s Cogent Chartered Professional Accountants LLP has served the area for more than 23 years. Offering a full suite of services, including accounting, tax planning and remittance, bookkeeping, payroll, estates and trusts, succession planning, business consulting and more, Cogent is a one-stop shop for all your business and personal accounting needs. Cogent has also become more than just an accounting firm – it’s a team. The company is a proud member of the community. Within its doors, you’ll find a committed team that enjoys their work and working with each other.

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RHONDA VERBEURGT has been in public practice for 13 years and with Cogent for the last two years. Born and raised in Weyburn, Rhonda has a degree in commerce with honours and earned her accounting designation in 2015. These days, she works mainly in corporate and personal tax. One of Rhonda’s greatest strengths is how knowledgeable she is about the local economy and businesses, including agriculture and the oil field. Rhonda and her husband Boyd Forseth are also active in Weyburn with their two children. Oldest guy at Cogent (but not the wisest, he says), KEVIN LINDSAY STEWART is also a designated accountant. He worked for many years in Winnipeg, and now spends his time at Cogent, working file reviews, quality control, and auditing. Kevin is a married father of two and a proud grandpa to three. Born in Regina, he now calls Weyburn home. When he’s not working, he loves baseball and playing with the grandkids.

JOCELIN MARTIN is a senior accountant in the firm, having joined Cogent in 2013. Jocelin is a graduate of Saskatchewan Polytechnic and the University of Athabasca and became a CPA in 2015. Focused on assurance services, AgriStability preparation, compilation and corporate tax engagements, she’s a valued member of the team. When she’s not in the office, you’ll find her on the farm south of Radville with her husband Terry and their children. Jocelin also raises English Mastiffs and enjoys golfing, when she’s not ferrying children to and from their activities.




JESSICA WALLCRAFT is another senior accountant at Cogent, focusing primarily on assurance and tax. She grew up in southern Manitoba on a mixed grain and cattle farm and attended Brandon University. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration and obtained her designation in December 2015. Jessica joined Cogent earlier this year. She lives north of Corning on a farm with her boyfriend, Jesse. In her spare time, she enjoys training and showing her Quarter Horses, reading and helping out on the farm. LORENDA ROGERS is the head of the

bookkeeping department at Cogent. She’s a member of IPBC (Institute of Professional Bookkeepers of Canada) and obtained her designation as a CPB (Certified Professional Bookkeeper). Lorenda began her career with Cogent back when the company was called Hillstead Melanson Accounting & Tax Services. Lorenda is experienced and knowledgeable in all aspects of bookkeeping, and she’s the Quickbooks expert within the firm. Lorenda was also born and raised in Weyburn and continues to make Weyburn her home with her husband and family. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, being physically active and spending time with her family.

The Cogent Team

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We appreciate your business and want to wish you and your family happy holidays!



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Merry Christmas from the RE/MAX family to yours! We pride ourselves on being personal and professional.

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Have Yourself a

Cozy "Cottage" Christmas! By Tonya Lambert

One of my family’s favourite places to spend the holidays is at our cabin. Nestled in amongst the pine trees and surrounded by a thick blanket of glittering snow, at Christmas our cabin is wrapped in a winter wonderland. It is a truly magical place to go to escape the stresses of modern living. 48




f course, you don’t need to own a cabin to enjoy a cottage-style Christmas. You can recreate the peace and comfort of a cabin in your home this Christmas. When transforming your house into a woodland retreat, select holiday décor that is warm and cozy, simple and natural. Your colour scheme will include lots of earth tones – greys, whites and browns – together with greens and blues. Choose a soft accent colour to bring the look together and make it truly your own. Here are some suggestions to get you started:

Create an Indoor Forest Nature is the key to a cottage-style Christmas. Garlands of greenery, branches and berries can be worked into your décor.

Try adding a spring of red berries to your napkin rings. Fill a pot with birch branches strung with little white lights. Frosted pine cones can be hung from satin ribbons or used to fill bowls and vases. There are so many ways to bring the outdoors inside during the holiday season.

Warm and welcoming, simple and secure – these are the feelings engendered by a cottage-style Christmas.

Put Winter in Your Wonderland There is something about Christmas that no matter where you are in the world, your thoughts turn to snow. We might grumble at the first snowfall or scowl at the thought of shoveling it, but there is something truly magical about glistening snow at Christmas. This is especially true of a Canadian cottage-chic Christmas. Now that the stage has been set and your indoor forest created, add some wintery touches. Wrap a white skirt around your tree to simulate snow. Spray white paint on your foliage. Glittering icicles and shimmery snowflakes are also a perfect fit.

Welcome Furry and Feathered Friends No forest would be complete without some furry and feathered friends. Fill your rooms with such woodland creatures as bears, deer, squirrels, owls and other birds. Big stuffed bears with holiday bows, throw pillows with deer appliqués or owls made from pinecones add a nice touch. You may also want to consider faux fur stockings for the mantle and faux fur blankets to snuggle under.

Add Scent-sational Décor To really bring your cottage Christmas to life, you need to add some seasonal scents. Vanilla-scented candles wrapped in sticks of cinnamon or pomanders of oranges stuck with cloves are two simple yet elegant ways to breathe in Christmas cheer with every breath. Warm and welcoming, simple and secure – these are the feelings engendered by a cottage-style Christmas. Through a careful blending of natural textures, colours, materials and scents, you can capture these sensations and transform your home into a cabin this holiday season.




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Renewing your Confidence in Real Estate By Brook Thalgott Photos Vanessa Lanktree Photography

“2017 has been an interesting year,” says Dani Walby. “This one is for the record books.” Dani, a Weyburn girl and Weyburn real estate veteran, has learned some hard truths in 2017 and has come out the other side even stronger than before.





t was May when Dani’s world came crashing down. “I discovered that someone I trusted wasn’t the person I thought they were,” says Dani. “That realization led to the end of what was a successful business.” She was the owner of Renew Disaster Cleanup and Renew Plumbing and Heating until she was forced to close. It was a tragic loss for her and her team, but Dani remained strong throughout the process. “It was a hard decision to make, but I had the support of the Renew team, friends, family and colleagues,” says Dani. “Somehow, I’ve managed to get through it all. People that know me and my character know who I am and how I work and that has stayed intact.” One thing that hasn’t changed is Dani’s first love – real estate. Dani is still a real

estate broker and happily helping people buy and sell homes and business in the Weyburn area. “I have been working as a realtor in the Weyburn area for seventeen years,” says Dani. “It’s been exciting to focus my energy on what I love.” Dani provides the same level of great service to buyers and sellers. She prides herself on the straightforward, honest service she provides and her extensive knowledge of the real estate industry. Dani is active and present for each client she works with. Dani can handle all facets of real estate, including residential, commercial, farm/ acreage and new construction. No matter what you’re looking for, she can help. “I’m committed to renewing your confidence in real estate,” says Dani. She’s also mobile, able to meet you when and where you need to do business. Whether


you’re a first-time home buyer or looking to sell a new construction condo project, she can make your buying or selling experience fantastic. “Stay tuned,” says Dani. “Changes may be coming as I focus on real estate and possibly branch out into other home services.” If you’re heading into the Weyburn real estate market, Dani is there. Just pick up the phone – she’s ready when and where you are.

Dani Walby Renew Realty Inc. Weyburn 306.842.3777 306.861.0009




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May you and your love ones be blessed with peace, love and joy this holiday season and throughout the coming year!

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It is the best time of year for farmland sales! We can help you determine the market value for cultivated acres and pasture land. We have buyers in most RMs in southeast Saskatchewan and are proud to sell close to 100% of the land we acquire. Give one of our agents a call today!

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“Renewing your confidence in real estate”

RESIDENTIAL • COMMERCIAL • FARM CHAD BAILEY, REALTOR‰ Office: 306.848.1000 Cell: 306.861.5163 Fax: 306.842.3989 136A 1st Street NE Weyburn, SK

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I appreciate your business and referrals—thank you!

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From our family to yours, we wish you a Season filled with all the excitement that Christmas brings.

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TIP 1: Always pay yourself first!! You work hard for your money, and we will work as hard to keep you on track with your savings plan. Pre-authorized Chequing (PAC) plans are the best way to pay yourself automatically. You can start with as little as $25 a month and adjust as you become more comfortable. Contributing to a plan forces you to make better choices with your money by sticking to a budget and giving you confidence in your financial future.

TIP 2: Having a financial plan in place for you and your family is very important. A financial plan can help to determine your appropriate retirement age, proper income withdrawal amounts and risk tolerance that’s in line with your financial goals. A financial plan will give you peace of mind knowing that you will be able to live a stress-free financial retirement. Using our financial planning tools and client input, we can put together a solid plan for you.

TIP 3: Open a corporate investment account to enhance company growth. Investments in corporate accounts can create additional tax-favourable earnings while staying ahead of inflation. Mutual funds can provide benefits to growth and tax savings. These funds are accessible to the owner at all times with no fees for withdrawal. Corporate class funds are structured to be tax-favourable for business accounts, ultimately saving you more money!

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hether you have a store-front business, a home-based enterprise or you hop in the truck and provide your customers with on-site service, social media is a great place to connect with current and future customers. Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn are a breeze for those with experience in this online environment. But for the rest of us, these instant communication tools can seem overwhelming to manage and intimidating to jump into. Don’t give up before you get started! You can leverage social media to build your company brand, reach new customers and engage in meaningful conversations with clients. Just keep in mind these helpful strategies: 1. Focus on Your Audience To build a meaningful presence on social media, speak with your audience rather than at them. Make sure you post educational material that would appeal to your fans, not just promote products/ services that are on sale. Ask questions that start a conversation or request the opinions of your audience. Everyone likes to have their voice heard! 2. Be Consistent and Active Owning and managing a business is a lot of work, and your ‘To Do’ list is endless. It’s tricky to find the time to make fantastic social media posts and do everything else you need to do in a day. Consider asking for help:

• Enlist your staff to come up with a list of customer’s most commonly



asked questions. These are the great beginnings for very engaging Q&A social media posts! • Follow leaders in your industry, and repost interesting articles or videos they provide. • Create a schedule of your upcoming social media posts. Coming up with ideas is the first step; mapping out when to post is step two. Make a chart, list or spreadsheet to keep on track with regular posting. It can become second nature to share the exciting, informational or thought-provoking news that relates to your business! • Use mobile tools to make posting easier. You don’t have to be at your desk in front of your computer screen to create top-notch posts. Look in the App Store or Google Play for the mobile business managers of the most common social media tools. Then, when you’re out and about, you can post live videos and pictures or re-post content to your company’s social media accounts in no time at all.

3. Find Out What Really Works Don’t just talk . . . listen to your followers. Be reflective and assess what type of social media messages your clients are reacting to positively. Give them more of it! Spend some time looking at the analytic reports to see the most engaging time of day, type of post, mobile or desktop access, paid ad or free post.


So to recap: focus on your audience, be consistent and active, and give your followers more of what they want from your business. That’s the starting point for success with social media. Find out more ways to integrate social media into your business. Download: “The 10 Game-Changing Social Media Tactics for Small Business”: Looking for business financing or advice to start, expand or purchase a business in southeast Saskatchewan? Give the knowledgeable staff at Community Futures (CF) Sunrise a call. We’re happy to help.

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The owners and staff at Aaron Well Servicing Ltd. would like to send you best wishes this holiday season and wish you a safe and happy new year.







hen was the last time you backed up your PC? Your laptop? How about your phone, your camera? Accidents happen. Why should you backup? Think about all the precious memories you have in your photo gallery. Then, something catastrophic happens and they’re all gone. What would you do? How would you feel? Then, there’s your documents: how important is the information you have stored on your equipment? Maybe you have company data, school work or tax information. Is your email file stored locally? How devastating would it be if you lost this information to viruses, theft, power surges, spillage, dropping your device or some other catastrophic event? Consequences of not backing up There are hardware and software tools out there that make data retrieval possible but they aren’t guaranteed. We’ve had to ship hard drives to our data recovery partner, and the cost can be astronomical, starting at around $100 just for them to do an assessment to upwards of $5000 or more for data retrieval. How should you back up your data? There are different ways of backing up data. You could simply copy it to an



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external hard drive. You could use “the cloud”, which is just a fancy name for the internet. (Ever wonder where exactly this data is being stored and who has access to it?) You could pay for an online backup service. (Again, check where the data is being housed.) You could install a homebased server to back up your data. No matter what you decide, keep in mind where your data is stored if a catastrophe happens. If you don’t have offsite copies of your data, everything could be lost. When should you back up your data? You want to back up smartphones, cameras, computers and tablets before any major software upgrades and after any significant changes in data like pictures or downloads or software version upgrades. It’s good practice to back up your information on a regular basis (perhaps overnight when your device isn’t in use) and as often as you deem necessary based on the amount of data you can afford to lose.


Need help? Come and see us at Southeastern Computer Solutions. We would be happy to advise you on the best solution to meet your needs.

Michelle Senger 414 Souris Ave, Weyburn, SK 306.842.7603

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Stop in to get your bookkeeping

on track this year.


A bookkeeper can help you get started. Are you a DIYer trying to attack all the tasks of your business, including your bookkeeping and record keeping? Have you ever sat beside your computer and not known where to start? Bookkeepers are trained to know where to start.


A bookkeeper can help you organize your company. Not sure how to handle all the tasks of your business? Not sure which systems to use to track all the information needed to file taxes and keep track of inventory, invoicing, paying cheques? Bookkeepers are trained to know how to handle this.

3. A bookkeeper can do the job faster than you can. You pick

up a receipt ready to enter it and find yourself unsure of how to categorize it. Now, you need to do some research, maybe phone someone or use the internet, all of which is very time consuming. Bookkeepers are trained to know where different items belong, that is, whether they are an asset or expense, income or liability.

4. A bookkeeper understands sales taxes. There are different rules regarding provincial sales tax and the GST. Different taxes apply to different situations. A bookkeeper is trained to understand these rules.

6. A bookkeeper understands the numbers. Not sure of how it all works? How do you make a profit? What expenses can you control? A bookkeeper can help you to understand what your numbers mean. 7. A bookkeeper knows how to pay your employees. TD1, T4, income tax, CPP, EI‌ the list goes on, and it can be intimidating to the untrained. A bookkeeper knows when reports and remittances are due and how to file them. 8.

A bookkeeper can file your WCB annual and semi-annual reports. In February, Saskatchewan Workers Compensation Board requires an annual report and, in July, a semi- annual update. Using your bookkeeping from the previous year, a bookkeeper can accurately file this report for you.

9. A bookkeeper can help you with cash flow. By tracking income and expenses in reports, a bookkeeper can quickly help you to see when cash flow gets tight and then help you to decide whether you need to pay things differently through the month or find different ways to increase your cash flow. 10. A bookkeeper can give you peace of mind


A bookkeeper can help you control your paper flow. As a business, you are always fighting a large paper flow. A bookkeeper can help you set up filing systems to keep everything well organized. This will also free up your time so you can focus on your business, spend time with your family or enjoy some down time.



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n July 18, the Federal Government released a consultation paper with draft legislation that represents the most significant change to the taxation of private corporations in Canada in over 40 years. During the consultation period, the Government received more than 21,000 submissions, mainly expressing concern over the proposed changes. Since the consultation deadline of October 2, the Minister of Finance has outlined the government’s response to the submissions in a series of announcements. Restrictions on Access to Lifetime Capital Gains Exemption (LCGE) The government announced it will not be moving forward with measures to limit access to the LCGE as a result of potential unintended consequences of affecting intergenerational transfers of family businesses. The government did not clarify whether the proposed changes to the tax on split-income rules (TOSI) will prevent an individual from claiming the capital gains exemption on shares that are subject to TOSI.

intergenerational transfers of businesses, including farms. In 2018, the government will continue its outreach to business owners, with the intention of developing proposals that accommodate intergenerational transfers of businesses while protecting the fairness of the tax system. Income Sprinkling/Splitting The government intends to proceed with income sprinkling changes, but will simplify the proposed measures to provide greater certainty for family members that contribute to a family business. The government will change the original proposed legislation to: • reduce the compliance burden with respect to the contributions of spouses and family members, including labour, capital, risk and past contributions;

• incentives for Canada’s venture capital and angel investors to continue to invest in the next generation of Canadian innovation will continue.

What’s Next? The proposed rules affecting private businesses are still evolving. The new draft legislation is expected with the release of 2018 Budget. In the meantime, if you have questions or concerns, contact your professional chartered accountant.

• address double taxation concerns.

Passive Investments

Converting Regular Income into Capital Gains The government will not be proceeding with measures relating to the conversion of income into capital gains as a result of potential unintended consequences and potential challenges with respect to

• the measures will only apply on a goforward basis - all past investments and the income from those investments will be protected;


• a passive income threshold of $50,000 per year will be made available and

• better target the proposed rules and

The government will move forward with measures to limit the deferral opportunities related to passive investments. The government indicated that:


• businesses will be able to save the funds they need for contingencies or future expansion;


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Are you a fan of Horse Power?

The Dodge Durango SRT has 470 horse power and offers up to 7 passenger seating.

1627 1st Ave N, Weyburn, sk | 306.842.7333 | |

The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

boasts 707 horse power! That means you can have a SUV with the power of a Dodge Challenger Hellcat!



CARS IN FILM By Tonya Lambert

Picture some of the most memorable movie scenes ever: Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon driving their Ford Thunderbird off a cliff at the end of Thelma and Louise (1991), Michael J. Fox traveling Back to the Future (1985) in a DeLorean time machine, Burt Reynolds leaping over Mulberry Bridge in a Pontiac Trans Am in Smokey and the Bandit (1977). What do all of these scenes have in common? Crazy cool cars!


ovies and motor vehicles were born around the same time, and they have grown up together over the past century. Movie vehicles can be functional, funny, futuristic or fast. Sometimes films revolve around cars and drivers, such as Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) and its 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu or Days of Thunder (1990) with its eye-catching lime green Chevy Lumina. The Dodge Charger is possibly the favourite film vehicle of all: ‘The Good Ol’ Boys’, Bo and Luke Duke, tore through

Georgia in a 1969 Dodge Charger in The Dukes of Hazard (television show – 197985, movie – 2005). A Dodge Charger was used as the getaway car in the film Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974). Bill Hickman drove a 1968 Dodge Charger in the memorable chase scene from Bullitt (1968). Vin Diesel’s character Dominic in The Fast and The Furious (2001) races around in a beautiful black 1970 Dodge Charger while Furious 7 (2015) also featured a souped-up 1970 Dodge Charger. What cars captured your attention on the big screen?




For our customers, we go above and beyond by doing a comprehensive vehicle inspection of brake systems, steering and suspension systems and much more. Come in today to find out how we keep your vehicle safe and reliable all year round. For updates and promotions, check us out on Facebook

R.P. Automotive Inc. 47-13th St Weyburn SK | 306-842-4022 |

Plains At Great Great Plains FordFord We Take Service Seriously!

We Pride Ourselves on Quality Customer

Jeff Tosczak, Owner

James Bell, General Manager, Service Manager

Jeff Tosczak Owner

We have renovated to better serve our customers. Stop in and see our friendly and knowledgable staff tod

Remember, A Great Deal is a Great Plains Ford Dea Great Plains Ford

206 Sims Avenue Weyburn | 306.842.2645 |

East Wey Auto Body Inc.:

Repairs Done Right By Tonya Lambert Photos Images by Gillies

Thank you to our customers for your past year’s business.

Merry Christmas and Happy New!


eing in an automobile accident is an awful experience. Getting your vehicle repaired doesn’t have to be. At East Wey Auto Body Inc., owners Dwayne Leslie and Steve Roelfsema and their expertly trained staff will guide you through the entire insurance claims process from reporting to appraising to repairing, resulting in a stress-free experience.

paint equipment, such as the Ford F150 aluminum repair equipment. New tools require additional training, another area that East Wey’s journeymen regularly invest in. Up-to-date equipment and ongoing skills development together with well over 100 years of combined experience means you can be confident that East Wey will repair your vehicle to factory specifications.

An SGI Accredited Elite Status repair shop, East Wey has been providing the people of Weyburn and area with peace of mind since 1978. Offering unparalleled quality, service and convenience, East Wey’s journeymen are true professionals.

East Wey also fixes the unfortunate everyday scratches and scrapes that can result in unsightly blemishes. With their expert colour matching service, state-ofthe-art spray paint booth and attention to detail, East Wey will restore your vehicle’s flawless finish in no time.

You can identify a proven professional by their equipment, training and experience. East Wey is committed to investing in the latest auto body repair and spray



East Wey Auto Body repairs both domestic and import vehicles, offering fibre glass repairs, glass installation,


precise unibody alignment and frame straightening, and expert spray painting services. East Wey Auto Body Inc….repairs done right! East Wey Auto Body Inc. 79 17th Street NE 306.842.7324

Barber Motors

L-R Marnelle Rasmussen, Cory Harrison and Jolyne Cherpin, Service Advisors

Certified Service

Ron Roteliuk, Service Manager

Laurin Hoffmann, Cashier

L-R Matt Gervais, Bryan Furgason, Colton Colquhoun, Eric Marx, Steve Hermann, Dean Murray, Dan Vilcu, Cory Vanroon, Morris Tytlandsvik, Herman Isaac, Christopher Bargayo

When it’s time for vehicle maintenance or repair, visit Barber Motors

General Maintenance BRAND NEW state of the art wheel alignment machine Brakes Coolant system service Vehicle checkup / SGI Inspections Transmission fluid service/repair

Our factory trained technicians use the most up-to-date technology and tools, on going training keeps them ready to serve you. They know how important routine maintenance is for your vehicle, from oil changes to engine replacements. At Barber Motors we strive to provide the best services for our customers and value building long-term relationships.

Electrical Service Tire Balance/Rotation/Repair Engine Repair/Replacement Suspension Repair OnStar Diagnostic Roadside Assistance

Complimentary Shuttle Service • Free WIFI • Heated drive thru • Book Appointments Online • Walk-Ins Welcome

Barber Motors #1 Government Road, Weyburn | To book an appointment phone 306.848.3611 or Online Open Monday - Friday 8:00am-5:30pm | Saturdays 8:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm-5:00pm


with our Preventative Maintenance Program. Book your PM360 Inspection NOW and Receive a Discount on AGCO Parts! NO PAYMENTS, NO INTEREST FOR 180 DAYS! Today's farming is about optimal machine performance when you need it most. We can reduce downtime and increase your profitability, all while protecting your investment and allowing you peace of mind. Talk to one of our associates today to see how we can help you.

Thank you to our customers for your support this past year.

Agriterra Equipment 8 Minard Road Weyburn 306.848.3800

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from everyone at Mryglod Steel & Metals Inc.

1305 Railway Avenue, Weyburn, SK | 306.842.4185 | |

Try A Fresh Cup Of New Brew Meet the all-new Co-operative Coffee from Co-op.

L-R Employee Tanner Isaac and customer Stephan Scott

L-R Employee Paul Klein and customer Ryan Bader

Co-operative Coffee offers exceptional coffee from around the world, with varieties from Central America, South America, Africa and Asia

ranging from light roasts to dark. Co-operative Coffee delivers premium blends that are carefully roasted from sustainable sources to create the perfect cup.

Coffee purchased at a convenience store, gas bar or grocery store doesn’t have to be generic. We want to emulate the coffee house experience and help our customers have a memorable cup of coffee. Whether starting your day or heading out on the road, experience High Performance Service. Fuel up and fill your cup at one of our convenience store locations.

Co-operative Coffee

is also now available in our food store in whole bean and ground varieties for you to enjoy the same great cup at home.


Crossroads Convenience Centre Highway 13 &39 Weyburn Sud City Car Wash & Convenience 1794 - 1st Ave. Weyburn Milestone Convenience Store Highway 39 Foods & Pharmacy – 215 – 2nd St. N.E. Weyburn

Prairie Sky Co-op | 306.848.3677 | |

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