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WEYBURN CREDIT UNION Is committed to your financial wellness Holiday gift guide A guide to entrepreneurship Salute to our farmers

Fresh • Local • Living

A heartfelt


Ryan and Patti Skjerdal and Tanner Wall

At Megadry, we find ourselves humbled and everthankful to the incredible community of Weyburn. Your unwavering belief and encouragement have been instrumental in our journey. Winning the Expanded Business Award for Saskatchewan was a reflection of our efforts and a genuine tribute to the community that has stood by us. As Ryan Skjerdal receives the Young Entrepreneur Award, we are reminded that such milestones are achievable because of the environment Weyburn provides to its entrepreneurs. As we move forward, our promise is simple: to contribute and stand with this community, just as it has for us.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you, Weyburn, for making everything possible.

105 3 St S, Weyburn Vortex 306.848.9796 MegaDry 306.848.9796


LEGAL SERVICES for All of Life’s Milestones

Steve and Armanda Schuck with their son Alexander

Schuck Law Firm can assist with all your legal needs including: • Residential, Business and Agriculture Real Estate. • Farm Succession Planning, Cash and Crop Share Farm Leases. • Corporate Law – Incorporation, Reorganizations, Sales, Purchases, Lease and Rental Agreements, Annual Maintenance and Record Keeping. • Wills and Estates – Wills, Powers of Attorney, Estate Administration

including obtaining letters probate, Trusts, Power of Attorney, Health Care Directives and Proxies. • Adult Guardianship, Separation Agreements, Co-habitation Agreements and Pre-Nuptial Agreements, Step-Parent Adoptions. • Civil Litigation – Debt Collections, Court Actions, Small Claims. • Oil and Gas – Surface Lease Negotiation, Oil and Gas Mineral Lease Negotiation, Mineral Joint Ventures, Mineral Trusts and Holding Corporations. • Notary Public Services.


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WEYBURN & AREA Volume 9 Issue 1 Fall/Winter 2023

Publisher’s Message


s we transition from the vibrant colors of autumn to the serene beauty of winter in Saskatchewan, we welcome you to this special edition of Refined Weyburn & Area. Winter always holds a special place in my heart, offering moments for reflection, togetherness, and the warmth of shared experiences. The New Year will be an extra special time for my family this year as we are expecting a new arrival. We are all so excited and can’t wait to meet our newest family member. In these pages, you'll find stories about the businesses you already love to support and ones that may be new to you. Learn about the ways they can help you and the products and services they offer. As the holidays approach, let us remember the importance of gratitude and giving. Supporting local businesses in a small community is so important. It’s not just a choice but a commitment to nurturing the heart and soul of our community. When we shop locally, we empower our neighbours, create jobs, and ensure that the unique character and vibrancy of our city continues to thrive. It's a small act with a big impact, connecting us in a web of support that makes our community stronger and more resilient in every season. Our cover story this issue features a business many of you will recognize - Weyburn Credit Union - an amazing pillar in our community. The WCU gives back to our community in so many ways. Read their article talking about financial wellness and why you need to consider becoming a member if you aren’t already. So, grab a warm drink, curl up by the fire, and let our magazine take you on a journey through the heart of this wonderful City. Thank you for being part of our Refined community, we are so grateful for your support. Here's to a season filled with warmth, love and hope. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! From my family to yours.



Cover Photography Big Dog Photography Photography Big Dog Photography, Christan Barker Photography Images By Jon Gillies, Vanessa Lanktree Photography Contributing Writer Brook Thalgott

Editor/Writer Brook Thalgott

Graphic Design Ghislaine Moffitt

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Publisher Brooke Ward 306.551.4789 Distribution & Subscriptions

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“As I reflect on the past year, I wanted to take a moment to express my profound appreciation for choosing me as your realtor. It has been my pleasure assisting you in finding the perfect property and making your real estate goals a reality. Your trust and support mean the world to me, and I look forward to continuing to serve you in the future. Here's to another year of successful real estate ventures together!” - Brody Ward

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From our family to yours We want to extend our sincere holiday greetings and say thank you for your ongoing trust and business throughout the year. We look forward to working with you in the New Year. May your holidays be filled with happiness and the warmth of family and friends. L-R Brett, Jase, Bradie, Halie, Lila and Rolan


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The heartbeat of the southeast A salute to our farmers


n the prairie heartland, where waves of wheat, canola, oats, barley and flax stretch as far as the eye can see, lies the beating heart of our community—our farmers. These hardworking men and women, and their unwavering commitment to the land create a living tapestry that sustains us all. As the sun rises over the prairie, they are already hard at work. They rise before dawn, their boots crunching in the dewkissed grass as they head to the barns and fields. The roosters may crow, but it’s these people who cultivate life from the earth every year, year in and year out. Our farmers work with nature to feed the world. Farming is not merely a job; it’s a calling. It’s a tradition passed down through the generations. Farming binds families together in a timeless cycle of growth and renewal. It’s a heritage that is cherished, a connection to the land that


runs deeper than the roots of the tallest wheat stalk. But farming isn’t just about seeding and harvesting; it’s about nurturing. It’s about caring for fields with thoughtful attention. It’s about protecting them from pests and diseases, while dealing with our unpredictable prairie weather. It’s about long days during harvest, the celebration of a bumper crop, and the optimism needed when faced with a challenge. The importance of agriculture stretches far past Saskatchewan’s borders. Our farmers provide the food for countless supermarkets, kitchen tables and pantries—not just in our own community but across the globe. When we enjoy a slice of golden toast, a chewy cookie, or a juicy steak, it’s because of them. It’s easy to take a trip to the grocery store, forgetting connection between the food we buy and the people that brought


FARMING IS NOT MERELY A JOB; IT’S A CALLING. IT’S A TRADITION PASSED DOWN THROUGH THE GENERATIONS. FARMING BINDS FAMILIES TOGETHER IN A TIMELESS CYCLE OF GROWTH AND RENEWAL. it to us. Our farmers deserve our thanks and appreciation for their dedication to ensuring that there is nutritious food there when we need it. Next time you drive past a farmer’s field, take a moment to appreciate the wonder of the place we call home and what it provides to the world. It’s the hard work of our farmers that sustains us, season after season, year after year.

At Weyburn Dodge, we want to extend our genuine appreciation to the hardworking members of the agriculture industry who continue to be the backbone of our community. Your dedication to cultivating the land, raising livestock, and ensuring a steady supply of food and resources is nothing short of admirable. We are grateful for the tireless efforts of our farmers, ranchers, and agricultural professionals. We want you to know that we are here to support you in every way we can. Our team of experienced professionals is here to assist you every step of the way, ensuring that you find the perfect Dodge vehicle to meet your agricultural needs. Once again, thank you for your unwavering dedication to agriculture. You feed our world, and we are honored to serve you. Visit Weyburn Dodge today and let us show our appreciation by helping you find the ideal Dodge vehicle for your agricultural needs.

PHOTO L-R James Bell, general manager/co-owner and Jeff Tosczak, owner

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A new face at Prairie Animal Health Centre Say hello to Dr. Jeff Bergermann By Brook Thalgott Photos Big Dog Photography

The experts at Prairie Animal Health Centre have been serving the southeast’s animals, big and small, for decades. There’s a new team member happy to be working with livestock, pets and their owners in Weyburn.


r. Jeff Bergermann joined the PAHC team in May 2023. “I graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011, and spent a year in the Estevan area before moving to Humboldt where I worked in swine medicine,” says Jeff. “After 11 years of that, I was ready for a new challenge.” Jeff, who hails from the Humboldt area, was looking for a change when he spotted a positing for a position with PAHC. Now, he’s thrilled to be a team member at PAHC, working with large and small animals in the Weyburn clinic three days a week. “Now, I get to do a little bit of everything, and I am really enjoying it. I love learning new things, and as a veterinarian, you do that every day,” he says. When he’s not in the office, Jeff farms and raises cattle with his brother near Humboldt where his parents and siblings reside. “We have 100 head of beef cattle, honeybees and 16 horses,” says Jeff. “I love riding and ranching when I am not at work.” The move to PAHC has been a good one, and Jeff looks forward to working with animals and owners for years to come.


Dr. Jeff Bergermann

“I enjoy helping animals and people, and it’s wonderful to be working in a practice that has high standards in animal care.”


Prairie Animal Health Centre 416 7 St NW, Weyburn 306.910.7242 With offices in Estevan and Carnduff

Bin busy Another successful construction season supplying farmers with concrete for their bin pads comes to an end Thank you to all our customers and their projects across southern Saskatchewan from Carnduff to Glenavon to Weyburn to Assiniboia to Mazenod and everywhere in-between. Remember, when building new or expanding your bin yard Swayze’s has the gravel you need. We have gravel pits all over SE Saskatchewan stocked and ready for you! Call to book your gravel before the bin crews show up.

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Important dates you need to know AgriStability: • February of the insurable year: Enrolment fee notice is sent by Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC) • April 30 of the insurable year: Enrolment fee is due with no penalty • December 31 of the insurable year: Enrolment fee final deadline with 20 percent penalty • September 30 of year following insurable year: Your Statement A and supplementary information are due with no penalty • December 31 of the year following insurable year: Final deadline to file your Statement A and supplementary information with monthly penalty from Oct to Dec

Strategic Farming Planning for Tax Efficiency Photos Images By Jon Gillies


odern farming has evolved into a complex business, far removed from the days of the traditional family farm that combined both income and residence. Today, many farms operate as corporations, encompassing land, equipment, crops, and livestock under one business umbrella. The rationale behind this shift is clear: deferring taxes to enhance cash flow and minimize tax liabilities. Corporations often employ preferred shares as part of incorporating an

Nancy McMahon


existing proprietorship or partnership farm in order to defer taxes. However, this strategic approach necessitates careful long-term planning to ensure that when the time comes to cash out and sell the farm, substantial tax bills do not take a toll on your financial stability. The key is to redeem preferred shares over an extended period, thus harnessing tax benefits in the present while devising a futureproof strategy. Unfortunately, I’ve witnessed farming operations blindsided by colossal tax bills, leaving them financially unprepared to meet these obligations. To avoid finding yourself in this precarious situation, early planning is paramount. Young farmers, with decades ahead of them, have a more advantageous position for share redemption than those nearing retirement. Collaborating with a seasoned tax professional now can help safeguard against unforeseen challenges down the road. In the busy world of modern agriculture, strategic planning is no longer a luxury but a necessity. By taking proactive steps today, farmers can optimize their financial future, ensuring that their hard-earned resources are protected and their businesses remain strong for years to come.


AgriInvest: • No fees • September 30 of year following participation year: Your Statement A is due • 90 days from date of SCIC letter: Payment needs to be made to receive the matching contribution Stay on top of these dates to manage your farm finances effectively!

Preferred shares in Canada are securities normally issued by corporations as a tax deferral strategy. The shares are “preferred” because these shareholders are preferentially treated over the corporation’s common shareholders.

Need more information? Call Nancy and the team at N.M McMahon CPA Professional Corporation today at 306.842.5344. N.M. McMahon CPA Professional Corporation 604 Government Road South Weyburn 306.842.5344






n animal health, our knowledge of how to vaccinate animals and herds to achieve maximum immune response and therefore protection against disease is constantly evolving. Timing, delivery methods, animal factors, and vaccine components and formulation are all important considerations depending on the disease being targeted. Traditionally, our delivery method for vaccines has been via injection. Injectable vaccines stimulate a whole body immune response, resulting in antibody production in the blood to fight disease. Injectable vaccines provide amazing protection for some diseases, including rabies in all species and blackleg (Clostridial disease) in cattle. Alternately, vaccines can be delivered locally to produce a local immune response. In this case the antibodies protect at the site of infection — such as in the respiratory tract or in the gut. Examples of vaccines given this way are the kennel cough vaccine for dogs, the flu vaccine for horses, and most recently the pneumonia vaccine for cattle. Every species has their weakness, and for cattle it’s their lungs. While it may be no secret to most that the bovine is not an athlete (disregarding some LonghornCorrientes, known to my neighbors as athletes of high jump, distance running and the limbo), few understand the science of why. Cattle are designed and selected for peaceful grazing, not athleticism. Their lungs are relatively

small (compared to the horse), their clearance defenses are weak (compared to the dog), and they are constantly compressed by their highly-evolved and specialized stomach (a superpower in one sense, and a lead balloon in another). Add to these anatomical weaknesses the well-adapted and potent bugs they have to fight: viruses like infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR), bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV), parainfluenza (PI3), and bacteria like Mannheimia hemolytica and Histophilus somnus. Not only hard to spell and pronounce but each comes with virulence factors to capitalize on the bovine weakness.

(without worry about a “hot” vaccine reaction). Also, by targeting IBR, we get the underlying viral “spark” that can set off the wildfire of pneumonia caused by the bacterial pathogens. Pretty cool, if you ask me! For help with designing your preventative herd health plan, contact our knowledgeable veterinarians at Prairie Animal Health Centre in Estevan, Weyburn or Carnduff.

Another issue to dance around is maternal immunity. Passed from the cow to the calf in the colostrum, it gives the calf a head start against the pathogens in their environment. It also, unfortunately, initially interferes with that calf’s ability to respond to an injectable vaccine. Enter the new intranasal vaccines. As a practicing veterinarian and passionate supporter of the cattle industry, I am excited by the research I’ve seen on INFORCE, specifically. Data shows the benefit to long-term health outcomes such as feedlot performance, milk production and longevity in the herd, all associated with a reduction in respiratory disease in calves. The intranasal vaccine is flexible enough to deliver at birth (in a herd with pneumonia in really young calves) without worrying about maternal antibody interference, to using on arrival at the feedlot for high-risk green calves


Dr. Carol Ross Prairie Animal Health Centre 416 7 St NW Weyburn 306.842.7677 108 Breeze St, Highway 39 W. Estevan 306.634.7123 Souris Valley Veterinary Services Prairie Animal Health Centre Carnduff 202 2nd St E Carnduff, SK 306.482.5252



Steve and Armanda Schuck with their son Alexander

As the new year approaches, we want to take a moment to express our heartfelt gratitude for your trust in working with us this past year. We truly appreciate the confidence you’ve placed in our law office. Our commitment to providing exceptional legal services remains unwavering, and we look forward to serving you in the coming year and beyond. To our agriculture clients, we extend an additional thank you for entrusting us with the unique legal challenges of your industry. Your dedication to feeding our communities and nurturing our environment is inspiring, and we are grateful for the opportunity to support the important work you do.


21 5th Street, Weyburn 306.842.2722 Instagram: @schucklawfirm

Thank you for choosing Schuck Law Firm. We wish you a wonderful holiday season and a prosperous New Year. May it be filled with success, good health and happiness.

Wishing You a

Merry Christmas Dustin Duncan, MLA Weyburn – Big Muddy



Celebrating our own By Brook Thalgott



Tenille Arts Born and raised in Weyburn, Tenille Arts wrote her first song at the tender age of 13. First discovered on YouTube in 2009, Tenille relocated to Nashville in 2015 after finishing high school, and released her first single, “Breathe.” In 2016,She won the Emerging Artists Award from the Saskatchewan Country Music Association and was nominated for the Canadian Country Music Association’s Discovery Artist program. The same year, her debut EP was released, and her single “What He’s Into” hit number 47 on the Canadian country music charts. Tenille released her first full-length album, Rebel Child, in 2017, reaching number 45 on the Billboard Top Country Albums sales chart. In 2018, Tenille’s career would hit new heights with her first appearance on ABC’s The Bachelor. That appearance led to a new record deal and a deluxe edition of Rebel Child that charted on Hot Country Songs in the U.S. She released Girl to Girl, her next studio album, in 2021 and was nominated for New Artist of the Year by the ACM Awards, Best New Country Artist by the iHeartRadio Music awards, Female Video and Breakthrough Video of the Year by the CMT Music Awards, and won the AIMP 2022 Rising Artist-Writer of the Year Award.

Workin’ Moms, Orphan Black, Anne with an E, and The Mysterious Benedict Society.

Dollybird, her first novel, was rereleased in February. First published in 2014, the book won the 2014 WILLA Literary Award for historical fiction and was shortlisted for the 2014 Fiction Award at the Saskatchewan Book Awards.

Graham DeLaet

Dr. Gary Hoium Long-time country veterinarian Dr. Gary Hoium is making a name for himself in Saskatchewan literary circles telling stories from his decades of work as a vet. Like James Herriot’s All Creatures Big and Small, Gary is entertaining readers with funny, heartwarming stories about the many animals he’s worked with since 1984. Born and raised in Midale, he’s sharing the memories of a career well-spent with eager readers in Don't They Kick When You Do That? Stories of a Prairie Veterinarian Vol. 1 and 2.

Tenille has also toured as a opening act for Scotty McCreery, Luke Combs, Jordan Davis, Lee Brice and Lady A, and also headlined her own shows and festival appearances.

Trenna Keating Weyburn’s Trenna Keating has made a name for herself in acting and playwriting. After completing her BFA at the University of Regina, she moved to Toronto to pursue acting while working in casting. She made her big screen acting debut in the Saskatchewan-shot Just Friends with Ryan Reynolds and Amy Smart in 2005. Trenna also appeared in Saskatchewan productions Prairie Giant: The Tommy Douglas Story, Corner Gas and Little Mosque on the Prairie before her big break on Defiance, a U.S-Canadian science fiction television series in 2013. Since then, Trenna has appeared in many television series, including Schitt’s Creek,

Fiction and was shortlisted for 2023 Saskatchewan Book of the Year and the $20,000 Glengarry Book Award.

The former professional golfer on the PGA tour was born and raised in Weyburn. After studying at Boise State University, he finished second as an amateur at the 2005 Edmonton Open. He went pro in 2007, and finished his career with four professional wins and an appearance at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He now works as a golf analyst for TSN Canada.

Guy Gavriel Kay Born in Weyburn and raised in Winnipeg, Guy released his first novel The Summer Tree in 1984. Since then, he has established an incredible literary career, releasing 15 novels in the historical fantasy genre and picking up multiple national and international awards for his work.

Shirley Douglas

PHOTO BY Vanessa Lanktree Photography

Anne Lazurko Anne Lazurko, a long-time agricultural journalist, calls a farm near Weyburn home. A graduate from the University of Saskatchewan and Humber College’s School for Writers, Anne has written two award winning novels. What Is Written on the Tongue won the 2023 Saskatchewan Book Award for


The daughter of Saskatchewan premier and Canadian icon Tommy Douglas, Shirley Douglas was a prolific actress from her teens. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, she performed many roles on film, television and in the theatre.Her work has included appearances in Stanley Kubrick’s Lolita, David Cronenberg’s Dead Ringers, CBC’s The Road to Avonlea and Wind at My Back, and Saskatchewan-made series Corner Gas.



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Saturday, October 28, 2023 Red Coat Trail | 5:30pm - 8:00pm



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December 8, 2023 to January 7, 2024

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folk, jazz, world and multi-disciplinary festivals and theatres in Canada, tour in the UK and upcoming tours in Germany & The Netherlands. TV appearances include: APTN Indigenous Day 2019 Live, CTV Atlantic Morning Show and CBC New Years Eve 2020 National Broadcast. Continuing to live with feet firmly planted in two worlds, Diyet’s adventurous and sometimes chaotic life is on full display in her music. She often says, “yesterday, fishing for our dinner on the ice, the next day, on the stage singing for you!” See the show Wednesday, November 1, 2023, 7:30 p.m. at the Cugnet Centre.

“Vulnerable, true to life songs.” - Vancouver Sun



iyet was born in a tent and spent her childhood on the ancestral lands of the Kluane First Nation people in Canada’s Yukon Territory. Coming from a family rooted in traditions but tempered with a good sense of adventurous hippie attitudes, Diyet has created a musical presence that is as diverse as her Southern Tutchone, Tlingit, Japanese and Scottish heritage. She discovered her voice singing on the school bus, went on to acquire a degree in music, then became a published songwriter in Vancouver, BC. When the pull of the North was too strong, she packed her bags, and her Dutch husband, moving back to her village of 90 people without a plan or even a pub to play in. The result of this unlikely career move has been international collaborations, extensive touring and two acclaimed albums (The Breaking Point & When You Were King,) with the third album: Diyet & The Love Soldiers released in 2018 which received nominations for: “Folk Artist


Of The Year” at The Indigenous Music Awards, “Indigenous Artist Of The Year” at the Western Canadian Music Awards and “Indigenous Songwriter Of The Year” at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. Diyet & The Love Soldiers is alternative country, folk, roots and traditional with catchy melodies and stories deeply rooted in Diyet’s Indigenous world view and northern life. Diyet sings in both English and Southern Tutchone (her native language) and plays bass guitar. Backed by Love Soldiers: husband and collaborator, Robert van Lieshout (acoustic guitar, drums & percussion) and Juno Award winning producer, Bob Hamilton (electric guitar, pedal steel & mandolin); this trio multi-instrumental trio from the Yukon has a sound that can fill a big stage or capture an intimate room. During the last decade Diyet & the Love Soldiers have performed nationally in Canada and internationally in Europe. Performance highlights include major


“Diyet’s enticing vocals will pull you into the songs while the lyric s tell you a story… The entire album is great, and has a unique sound…if you like good music you should definitely check out this album.” - Canadian Beats “Diyet has met the challenge with the release of “When You Were King” – a sophomore release that is anything but sophomoric. This time around Diyet explores themes of yearning and persistence with sparse instrumentation, aching deliveries and arrangements as stark and icy as the Yukon Territory itself.” - Rockwired Magazine

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or years, Maureen, Karen and Teresa have been captivating audiences with their highly woven sibling harmonies and endearing humour. With a mix of original songs, holiday classics, humorous recitations and a little Irish step-dancing, the evening is sure to ignite your holiday spirit. Don’t miss the chance to delight in a Christmas tradition, cherished by so many! For over 25 years, The Ennis Sisters have been connecting with audiences across the world. From arts centres in their home province of Newfoundland and Labrador to performing for international leaders and delegates at the 75th anniversary of D-Day on Juno Beach, their harmonies resonate with us all. A Juno Award, multiple ECMAs, Music Newfoundland & Labrador awards and a SOCAN for top grossing Canadian

country song—along with endless accolades from fans and critics alike— tangible proof that they’ve tapped into something universal, beyond the notes on the page. Flavoured by Celtic and traditional Newfoundland influences, Maureen, Karen and Teresa are known for their captivating sibling harmonies and their powerful, often humourous, storytelling. Their music offers a broad mix of original songs as well as uniquely interpreted tunes and ballads. Live performance has been a staple of the Ennis’ experience and continues to be. Proven road warriors since 1997, they gained underground notoriety before translating it into the global success they’ve become—and they aren’t finished yet. The Ennis Sisters’ most recent album, On We Go, is a collection of original songs produced by Alan Doyle and recorded in scenic Quidi Vidi Village, NL.


See the show Thursday, November 30, 2023, 7:30 p.m. at the Cugnet Centre. Learn more at

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legendary Mainstage. She is the very proud holder of some nice statuettes from the Canadian Comedy Awards, the Writers Guild, and the Gemini Awards. She won the honour of Best Actress at the 2017 Valencia Web Fest for her starring role in Tim Hamilton’s Perverts Anonymous, which won Best Comedy at The U.K. Webfest. She also won the award for Outstanding Guest Actor in an Interactive Narrative Drama at the 2013 LA Web Fest for her role as Gifted Sarah in Ruby Skye P.I. Watch for her in a very funny and frisky scene as a very, very naughty cop alongside Hayden Christiansen in the feature film, Little Italy. Gary Pearson has written for such shows as MadTV, This Hour has 22 Minutes, Corner Gas and The Ron James Show. He created and produced That’s So Weird for YTV and with Dan Redican, co-created, Sunnyside for CityTV. He has won the Canadian Screen Award, Canadian Comedy Award and the WGC Award. He toured Canada and the US with The Chumps and was in The Second City Toronto Mainstage company. He has appeared in multiple TV shows including Sunnyside, The Kids in the Hall, The Newsroom, This Hour has 22 Minutes and Baroness Von Sketch. His three novels, including his most recent Marooned in Space! are available at


See the show Wednesday, February 7, 2024, 7:30 p.m. at the Cugnet Centre.

When the bloom is off the rose, but the thorns are sharper than ever

*Note: This show is intended for mature audiences and is not appropriate for children.


tarring Geri Hall and Gary Pearson, MIDDLE RAGED is a hilarious sketch show, exploring that time of life when you’re running out of time! Couples dealing with the madness of childrearing, empty nests, aging parents, financial stresses... and even trying Outlander role play to spice up the bedroom! Song parodies and sketches are by Hall (This Hour has 22 Minutes) and Pearson (MadTV), and music by Jeff Rosenthal. Geri Hall is the raspy-voiced redhead who plays the role of Christine in the new funny, scary, and a$$-kickingly-


awesome tv series, Astrid and Lilly Save the World, airing on SyFy in the U.S, and on CTV Sci Fi and Crave in Canada. Geri spent five seasons starring as a roving reporter and anchor on CBC’s iconic Canadian satire, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, where her hilarious character, Single Female Voter, made national headlines during the 2008 federal election. If you are Canadian and didn’t see her getting handcuffed by the Prime Minister on 22 Minutes, then her face and voice and comic charms may be familiar, from dozens of other TV shows, films, and television commercials. Geri got her start at The Second City Toronto, where she performed as a cast member of both The National Touring Company and the


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ake Vaadeland is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Saskatchewan, Canada. His traditional sound and unique style could be defined as a blend of Bluegrass and 50s Rockabilly, with Jake also specializing on guitar and banjo in addition to his impressive vocals. Jake strives to write and play with a focus on storytelling and messages that he hopes his audience can relate to, all packaged in foot stomping, high energy performances with The Sturgeon River Boys. In 2023, he performed at JunoFest, CCMA Week, travelled to Nashville to showcase at AmericanaFest, and opened for artists like Dean Brody and Charley Crockett. He recently earned a Western Canadian Music Award nomination

for ‘Roots Artist of the Year’ and won a Saskatchewan Country Music Award for ‘Alternative Country Album of the Year’. 2022 also proved to be a remarkable for Jake Vaadeland, as he received 2x Saskatchewan Music Awards including Album of the Year for ‘Everybody But Me’, along with the Folk/Roots Artist of the Year. In addition, he earned 4x Saskatchewan Country Music Awards, including Fans Choice Entertainer of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Alternative Country Album of the Year and Emerging Artist of the Year. His album, Retro Man also finished at #2 in fan voting for the Best Saskatchewan Albums of 2021.

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Monday, April 22, 2024 – 7:30 p.m. at the Cugnet Centre.




is delivered with astonishing accuracy, making it feel like Bryan Adams himself is on stage. Bryan Adams’ remarkable career has produced timeless classics like “Summer of ‘69,” “Heaven,” “Everything I Do (I Do It for You),” “Run to You,” and “Cuts Like a Knife.” RECKLESS brings all these hits and more to life, taking you on a musical journey through the 70s, 80s, 90s, and beyond. This tribute concert is not just a performance; it’s an experience that will transport you back in time and reignite your love for Bryan Adams’ music. Whether you want to dance the night away or simply get lost in the melodies and memories, RECKLESS guarantees a “Night to Remember.” Don’t miss your chance to celebrate the enduring legacy of Bryan Adams with RECKLESS! See the show Sunday, May 5, 2024, 7:30 p.m. at the Cugnet Centre.

RECKLESS The Ultimate Tribute to Bryan Adams


et ready to relive the iconic music and career of the legendary Bryan Adams with RECKLESS: The Ultimate Tribute to Bryan Adams! With a career spanning over four decades, Bryan Adams has established himself as a true rock icon, accumulating numerous accolades, including Grammy and Juno Awards. His music has left an indelible mark on the music industry, with an


impressive eleven US Top Ten hits and five Top Ten Albums. RECKLESS pays homage to Bryan Adams’ high-energy performances that have captivated audiences worldwide. Leading the charge is Sherman Friesen, a gifted vocalist and guitarist who channels the essence of Bryan Adams himself. The band’s incredible attention to detail ensures that every note and riff


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PUMPJACKS. SALOON & STEAKHOUSE 596 18 Street, Weyburn | 306.842.3838

HOURS: Monday-Friday 11 AM Saturday & Sunday 9:30 AM



Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at Pumpjacks. We look forward to serving you in the New Year!

n & Steakhou


Eat, Drink & Be Merry!


SPORTS TEAMS in groups of four or more – remember to ask your server about our team specials.

Gift Cards Available

and thank you to our valued staff and clients. This holiday season we are looking back with appreciation for your loyalty and looking forward to moving into the New Year together.

L-R Jonathan and Tyler Kmita PHOTO Big Dog Photography

John Kmita Ltd. Oilfield Services Weyburn 306.842.3536

Collabartive Studios plans for the future Hospitality Saskatchewan’s ‘Rookie of the Year’ Award Nominee carrying a huge range of fiber arts such as crochet, knitting, embroidery, macramé, and needle felting. We now offer professional grade paints, brushes, and paper. You will also find a huge expansion of DIY kits, and you can select your own colours instead of having to use what someone else has chosen for you.

Private Parties and Birthdays One of the highlights of our journey has been our growing success with private parties and birthday celebrations. L-R Krystal and Malia Recognizing the need for larger party accommodations, we’ve hen we received the increased our seating capacity to nomination for the comfortably host up to 28 people. This ‘Rookie of the Year’ flexibility has proven valuable for family award from Hospitality gatherings and holiday events. Saskatchewan, we were filled with delight and excitement. However, the To make the planning process even surprise didn’t stop there. To our shock smoother, we’ve introduced corporate and amazement, we were announced and family packages and revamped our as one of the three finalists; we were left catalogue. Choosing your project has humbled and profoundly grateful. never been easier. Whatever you’re into As a small business, you toil away, day we can accommodate your interests. in and day out, trying to grow something meaningful for both yourself and your On-Location Events community. Sometimes you lose sight Responding to the rising demand of just how far you have come, when the for convenience and personalized daily grind only reminds you how much experiences, we now offer on-location further you have to go. We are beyond events. Our team brings the creative grateful to have been nominated for spirit directly to your home, boardroom, this prestigious award and we see it as or shop. We handle all the setup and validation that all of the risk and sacrifice clean-up, ensuring that you can enjoy the are worth it. It is also a reminder of artistic process without any hassle. It’s where we want to take this business next the perfect way to add an extra element and we envision an even more exciting of creativity to your event with minimal landscape for our business in the next 18 planning on your part. months.

working on their own canvas, but with a twist. At regular intervals, an alarm sounds, and participants must pass their canvas to the right. The result? A collaborative masterpiece that serves as a beautiful reminder: our collective efforts often yield more incredible results than our individual endeavours. As we reflect on our nomination for Rookie of the Year, we are filled with gratitude for our supportive community and customers. This experience is not just ours—it belongs to each person who has been a part of our story. We are excited about what the future holds for us and look forward to continuing to provide a space where creativity flourishes, bonds are strengthened, and memories are made. Thank you for being a part of our journey.


What’s New in Our Studio

Team Building with a Twist

Our studio reflects our commitment to innovation and quality. Recently we have expanded our retail to include professional grade art supplies. We are

This fall, we introduced an exciting twist to our paint nights with overwhelmingly positive feedback. Our unique teambuilding sessions involve everyone



Collabartive Studios 104 3rd Street Weyburn 306.891.6567

Bringing the movies back to Weyburn

“For Laura and I raising a family, movie night out was our way of having time for each other and has carried on. A way to get away from reality for a couple of hours.” - Rod Nieviadomy

Weyburn Theatre Community Service Cooperative is working hard to bring the movies back to Weyburn. The non-profit organization has been blown away by the community support received to date. Currently, the group is focusing their fundraising efforts on Seat and Walk of Fame sponsorship opportunities. Here is what some of their recent sponsors had to say about their reasons for supporting the project:

“We need to celebrate the fact that we have a group of leaders in our community that have a vision to make it a better place. Going to a movie is an outing that provides release from everyday life. Watching movies provides social connectivity, improves mental health, enhances emotional regulation, promotes cultural awareness, and draws attention to current social issues. Yeah for Weyburn, the safest, happiest city in Canada!” - Bonita Larson

“It was important for us to support the new theatre because, as lifelong residents of Weyburn, we have felt the void having no theatre has left in our community. We felt it was important to support the new theatre so future residents and children in our community can enjoy everything a theatre has to offer. It’s exciting to know that we will have an opportunity to watch upcoming movies in Weyburn, as opposed to travelling outside our community to enjoy them.” - Halie Anderson, Southern Glass Works Ltd.

If you are interested in joining these community minded individuals and businesses

in supporting the theatre, donations can be made by credit card, PayPal or cheque. For more information, visit their website, scan the QR code or drop them an email.

11-3rd Street Weyburn, SK S4H 0W1

Farm kids having fun Bandits Distilling has the Saskatchewan spirits you’ll love By Brook Thalgott

In the heart of southeast Saskatchewan, there’s a distillery that embodies the spirit of the land it calls home. Proudly owned by Marnie Gruber and Mike Guest, Bandits Distilling is making a name for themselves as a craft distillery that celebrates its rich farming heritage with spirits that truly are “Saskatchewan.”



Northern Lights Vodka, another jewel in Bandits Distilling’s crown, is a testament to their commitment to purity. Crafted from the highest quality prairie grains and distilled in a 100 per cent copper pot still, this vodka remains unfiltered for natural perfection. Its smooth, crisp, and refined taste makes it perfect, whether enjoyed on the rocks, neat, or in a favourite cocktail.

Their journey into the world of distillation began as an exploration for the best in methods and techniques. Drawing inspiration from legends across the globe, Bandits Distilling embarked on a mission to create spirits that could stand proudly among the world’s best. What emerged from the journey were spirits with flavours as amazing as the prairie landscape itself.

Red Coat Gin offers a unique experience. Handcrafted in small batches, this gin combines exotic botanicals with locally sourced lilac and birch bud, creating a depth of flavours that inspire creativity in cocktail crafting. It’s a taste of the prairie soil and the wild, untamed spirit of the region.

Bandits Moonshine is a high-proof distilled grain spirit that captivates the senses with its smoothness and subtle sweetness. Imagine liquid chocolate, soft and creamy, enriched with the essence of rich cocoa beans. Picture the bold, full-bodied profile of cold brew coffee, leading to a robust, wellbalanced finish. Or savor the sweetness of juicy peaches, perfectly balanced with a cobbler crust finish.

But what truly sets Bandits Distilling apart isn’t just the exceptional quality of their spirits—it’s the values that infuse every bottle. It’s a commitment to the land, to the community, and to the age-old traditions that make Saskatchewan special. With each sip, you’re not just tasting a drink. You’re savoring the essence of the prairies and the spirit of a small town distillery that has transformed ordinary moments into extraordinary memories.




hat sets Bandits Distilling apart is its connection to the land. With a legacy of farming that spans over a century, the distillery is a testament to the dedication and hard work Saskatchewan agriculture is known for. This heritage forms the foundation upon which their spirits are crafted.

BANDITS is an award winning distillery, winning multiple awards for their Moonshine at the 2019 New York International Spirits Competition, including the 2019 Canada Moonshine Distillery of the Year. They were also named Best in Class, Classic Vodka for their Northern Lights Vodka at the 2021 Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition.

Raise your glass and toast to Bandits Distilling, and learn more about the farm kids having fun at

Bandits Distilling Inc. 306.559.4753



We are a residential assisted living home for your loved one.

Maintain Independence and Quality of Life Eden Homes is a family-owned assisted living residence for a small group of seniors who enjoy their independence, yet require some daily assistance. Our residents find themselves at home here with us and build meaningful friendships with their roommates and caring staff.

Your loved one will receive: • 3 meals and 2 snacks a day • assistance with personal care

Pictured above are the residents and some of the staff. L-R Helen, Leah (staff), Shirley, Sue, Anna and Grace (staff)

• help with medications, housekeeping, and laundry • 24-hour supervision, security, and on-site staff • social and recreational activities • an engaging and caring environment

Most importantly, they will receive kindness, respect and quality care.

Contact us for availability and waiting list information 560 5th Avenue North, Weyburn | 306.842.7043 | |

RASPBERRY KOMBUCHA SANGRIA CREATED BY MIXOLOGIST Christopher Cho 1 orange, sliced in half lengthwise, then crosswise into slices 1¼ cups CO-OP GOLD Organic Frozen 4 Berry Blend 2 cups Co-op Red Wine ¾ cup brandy

• Put the orange slices and frozen fruit in a pitcher. Add the Pinot Noir, brandy, maple syrup, fruit juices and ice. • Top with kombucha.

¾ cup CO-OP GOLD Maple Syrup 2 cups CO-OP GOLD Apple Orange Peach Juice ¼ cup CO-OP GOLD Lemon Juice 4 cups ice 1 can (355 mL) CO-OP GOLD PURE Raspberry Kombucha Prep time: 10 minutes Total time: 10 minutes Serves: 8

215 2nd Street, Weyburn 306.870.0375




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.

Ardell Waldner

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Ardell Small Business Solutions

306.861.4000 |



L-R Amber Wilson, Kevin Agema, Anand Tirkey, Brad McNeil, Nancy McMahon, Mathew Malaschuk, Jenn Wagner, Cassidy Ledingham and Corrie Schultz FRONT Missy

As the year draws to a close, we want to extend our warmest holiday greetings and express our deep gratitude for your continued trust and support. It has been our privilege to assist you with your financial needs, and we are excited about the opportunities that the upcoming year will bring. May this holiday season bring you peace, joy, and quality time with loved ones. Here’s to a prosperous and successful 2024.

Merry Christmas from all of us at NM McMahon!

604 Government Road South, Weyburn



Never go out of style CLASSIC PIECES FOR YOUR CLOSET By Brook Thalgott


ashion seems to change on a dime, and it’s hard to keep up with the trends that come and go like the changing seasons. While it's fun to experiment with the latest styles, there are some classic fashion pieces everyone should have handy. These timeless staples not only provide versatility but also ensure you're always ready for any occasion. Whether you live in the “big city” or a “small town,” these essential fashion pieces will keep you looking chic and confident wherever you are.



Also consider what your classic pieces are made from. Natural materials like cotton, linen and leather are fashion staples because they last. Whatever you pick, make sure they are made to last. Classic garments are not meant to be fast fashion—they’re investments for the long-term.

4. TAILORED BLAZER A well-tailored blazer instantly elevates any outfit. Wear it with jeans for a polished casual look, pair it with trousers for a job interview, or add it over a dress for a work event.

suits your face shape and complements your personal style—and keep them well-protected when you’re not wearing them.



There’s a reason Audrey Hepburn’s black dress in Breakfast at Tiffany’s is still an iconic look more than 50 years after it appeared. The Little Black Dress is a true wardrobe essential. It’s versatile and can be dressed up or down for work, out for dinner or a formal event. Find one that suits you, and you’ll wear it for years to come.

Comfortable yet stylish, ballet flats are the perfect footwear for daily errands, brunch with friends, or strolling through town. Opt for neutral colors for maximum versatility to pair with dresses, skirts, jeans and more.

2. CRISP WHITE SHIRT A classic white button-down shirt is a timeless piece that can be paired with jeans for a casual look or tucked into a pencil skirt or dress pants for a more formal appearance. It’s a versatile item that works for both work and play, and it looks great any time of year.

3. WELL-FITTED JEANS A great pair of jeans is a foundation for many outfits. Choose a style that suits your body shape—whether it’s skinny, bootcut, wide-leg or straight-leg—and you’ll have a reliable go-to for everyday wear. When you find the perfect pair, buy more than one in different shades of denim. That way, you can have a few options that you know will fit and flatter.

White sneakers have become a fashion staple, offering both comfort and style. They can be worn with dresses, skirts, jeans, or even shorts for a relaxed and trendy look. They’re comfortable and classic for a reason.

6. THE HANDBAG Invest in a well-made, versatile handbag that can carry your essentials and complement your outfits. A neutral color like black, brown, or navy will ensure it matches most of your wardrobe. Choose one that will work for most occasions, and make sure it’s large enough for your needs and sturdy, too.

If you’re thinking about what to ask for this Christmas, a classic handbag is a great gift idea! 7. PENCIL SKIRT A well-tailored pencil skirt is a versatile piece suitable for both professional and social occasions. Pair it with that white shirt we mentioned and heels for work or a tucked-in T-shirt and sneakers for a more casual look.

8. SUNGLASSES A classic pair of sunglasses not only protects your eyes but also adds a touch of glamour to your look. Choose a style that


10. BOOTS Classic boots are essential for style, comfort, and versatility, seamlessly elevating your fashion game. Pick a neutral in a flattering style for you, and you’ll wear them for years and years with jeans, skirts, dresses and more. Honestly, what goes better with a pumpkin spice latte than a chic pair of boots? These classic fashion pieces are like old friends you can rely on. They provide a solid foundation for your wardrobe, ensuring you’re always prepared to look your best, whether you’re attending a local event or simply enjoying a leisurely stroll through town. Invest in these timeless classics, and you’ll never run out of stylish options to wear.




“Whatever layered look you choose, try to select classic garments along with the trends. Good quality, wellmade natural fibre pieces in timeless designs are an investment worth making.” - Jo Beach

Stay warm and stylish at the same time


iving in Saskatchewan, we’ve become experts at layering because the climate swings from scorching heat to freezing cold in the blink of an eye. Whether you’re getting ready for a day at the office or a night at the rink, you can look good and stay cozy at the same time this winter. “We all want to feel good about how we look…while being comfortable at the same time. Layering can help you do just that,” says Jo Beach, owner and fashion designer at Cedar & Vine. “Natural fibres should be in the mix, too.”

Start from the inside When constructing your layered look, always begin with the garments closest to your skin. These base layers should be lightweight and fitted to your body to avoid unnecessary bulk. Additionally, consider whether these base pieces can stand alone as fashionable choices. Flexibility is key because you may need to remove a layer without compromising your look. T-shirts, tanks, and long sleeves are excellent choices to wear beneath dresses, jumpsuits, and various tops. Leggings, too, can serve as versatile companions to dresses, long tops, or even pants.




tips for packing your travel wardrobe: 1) Packing garments you can mix and match with ease for great combinations that also maximise luggage space. 2) Bring things that can be layered under or over your main items. This is especially important if you’re travelling where weather can change quickly or you have to go from one look to another fast. 3) Neutrals are the way to go for essential tops and bottoms. Add colour and flair with accessories and smaller items that are easy to pack.

In the middle Next in our layering journey are your wardrobe staples—those versatile pieces that shine both independently and as part of layered ensembles. These timeless choices transcend fashion trends or seasonal constraints. Investing in high-quality materials and construction ensures they last, making them dependable choices for countless fashion opportunities. One of the reasons we love natural fibres so much is because they breathe—allowing that ebb and flow with the way our bodies naturally regulate our temperature. What fibres we wear on our bodies is something that often gets overlooked, but it makes a huge impact on how we feel in our clothing!

Top it off Your outer layer adds the finishing touch to your ensemble, with a looser look. Sweaters, blazers, and jackets fall into this category, providing effortless style with the option to put on or take off as needed. Embrace the creative potential of these pieces—layer them over rompers, dresses, or top-and-bottom combinations. Accessories are your secret weapon for elevating your outfit. Shoes, scarves, jewelry, and bags can infuse your style with personality and flair. There are no right or wrong way to accessorise, so have fun with it! Allow your ensemble to reflect your unique spirit and style.

“Whatever layered look you choose, try to select classic garments along with the trends,” says Jo. “Good quality, wellmade natural fibre pieces in timeless designs are an investment worth making. Having a closet that consists primarily of garments that you reach for on a regular basis saves you time and energy when trying to decide on an ensemble. Keep your closet organised by outfit pairings that you already love and work together.” In the ever-changing Saskatchewan climate, mastering the art of layering is not just a necessity but a stylish statement. By starting with the basics, incorporating versatile wardrobe staples, and experimenting with outer layers and accessories, you can create beautiful and weather-appropriate looks that keep you comfortable and confident, no matter what Mother Nature throws your way. Need help with your look this winter? Stop by Cedar & Vine in the former Signal Hill Arts Centre and check out their amazing collection. “We know how crucial it is to wear clothing that we feel good in—that’s why we pore over the details that take a garment from a oncein-a-while wear to one you’ll reach for 365 days a year,” says Jo. “Come by our showroom! We’d love to get to know you and help you build a wardrobe around your lifestyle that you love and wear with pride.”

Cedar & Vine 424 10 Ave SE Weyburn Facebook @cedarandvine Instagram @cedarandvine




From all of us at Prairie Animal Health Centre, we want to wish you a Merry Christmas!

We look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

Dr. Carol Ross

Dr. Jeremy Ross

Dr. Karly Lanz

Dr. Greg Douglas

Dr. Jeff Bergermann

Dr. Andrea Clarke

Dr. Kendra Elliott

Kristin Caldwell, RVT

Lisa Mallory, RVT

Janelle Evans, RVT

Melissa England, RVT

Julie Chinski, RVT

Crystal Ruckaber

Karla Hadlow, RVT

Mollie Hastings, RVT

Brooke Herlick, RVT

Prairie Animal Health Centre 416 7 St NW Weyburn 306.910.PAHC (7242)

Prairie Animal Health Centre 108 Breeze St, Highway 39 W Estevan 306.634.7123

Understanding Your Child's Love Language By Ardell Waldner


oving your children is a journey filled with twists and turns, laughter, and occasional challenges. These little beings come into your life, and all you want to do is love them. However, sometimes, it may seem like your efforts to love them aren’t quite hitting the mark. Children under five can’t tell you their love language clearly, so as parents, we embark on a journey of discovery, much like flying through clouds, feeling our way around. It’s vital to express love to our children in various ways, allowing them to experience the different forms of love: Quality Time, Physical Touch, Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, and Gifts. In this discovery phase, it’s essential to incorporate these different love languages into your interactions with your child. Young children thrive on physical touch. Snuggle them in your lap while reading a story—that’s both physical touch and quality time. Play a game of touch football or tag, adding words of affirmation like, “You’re doing a great job! You’re so fast!” The modern world has led to concerns about inappropriate touching, causing parents to limit physical closeness. However, children need physical closeness more than ever. Even during adolescence, they secretly crave that hug at the right moment while avoiding embarrassment in front of friends. As your child grows, consider helping them identify their primary love language through quizzes or simple discussions. Once you know their love language, it’s

like finding a treasure. If it’s quality time, set aside special moments for activities they love. If it’s physical touch, ensure you shower them with hugs and affection. A child with a full “love tank” is easier to handle, and conflicts tend to diminish. When my youngest son and I were battling a lot, I would schedule some quality time with him. We’d play cards, watch his favorite movies, or engage in activities he enjoyed. His primary love language is quality time, and he is a whole new loving person once I fill him up. To integrate the love languages into your relationship with your child:

Acts of Service: Prepare their favourite meal, assist them in cleaning their room or doing their laundry, or simply help with chores they struggle with.

Gifts: It doesn’t have to be a grand gift. Small gestures like picking a flower from the garden or giving a gift certificate for an ice cream sundae can brighten their day.

Physical Touch: Cuddle up for movies or bedtime stories, give hugs and kisses


frequently, or even share a high-five.

Quality Time: Establish daily activities or movie nights tailored to your child’s interests, whether it’s swimming or fishing.

Words of Affirmation: Express your love and appreciation verbally. Praise them not only in front of them but also to other adults, such as teachers and grandparents. Children need love in abundance, but it’s essential to understand their primary love language while sprinkling in the others.



Kaylyn Witzaney

Enjoy the little things Theraplay nurtures every child’s uniqueness By Brook Thalgott Photos Big Dog Photography


very child deserves the best start in life—a life filled with love, caring and play that prepares them for the world and everything it offers. For some kids, life comes with a few more challenges that need attention from caring professionals that want the best for them. Weyburn’s Theraplay, a sister location to offices in Saskatoon, is a place where families can find care and advice to help their children succeed in meaningful occupations. The clinic is a place where every child’s unique personality and strengths are not just recognized but celebrated.


Kaylyn Witzaney, an experienced occupational therapist, helps children and their families navigate the challenges of Autism/Asperger’s, Down Syndrome, FASD/prenatal exposure, sensory processing disorder, developmental delay and other special needs. With a profound understanding of the intricacies of occupational therapy, Kaylyn and Theraplay are here for the holistic development of every child they work with. She focuses on supporting three main broad domains—self-care skills, productivity and leisure—to help children achieve developmental milestones and improve their ability to perform everyday activities.


At Theraplay, the focus is on empowering children with personalized interventions. Through occupational therapy assessments, Kaylyn gathers a comprehensive understanding of the child’s unique strengths and challenges. This knowledge helps create treatment plans that incorporate engaging playbased activities designed to enhance essential life skills. “Our work is driven by meaningful play, because that’s what kids are supposed to do,” says Kaylyn. “We use play to help children become more independent, to meet milestones and improve their abilities with daily tasks.” From self-

“I am passionate about connecting with families, building relationships with children and helping them build skills in a safe, supportive environment.” - Kaylyn Witzaney

Under Kaylyn’s dedicated guidance, Theraplay is a warm and welcoming environment where children get the skills they need to participate in their world. “I am passionate about connecting with families, building relationships with children and helping them build skills in a safe, supportive environment,” she says.

L-R Kaylyn and Jordan with their children Hunter and Lincoln

regulation to social skills, attention, feeding, printing, typing, dressing, toileting, and body awareness, Theraplay covers a broad spectrum of essential skills necessary for a child’s daily life. “My son is almost seven and has been seeing Kaylyn for about a year. She provides a safe environment and is very patient with him when introducing new

and old activities,” says the mother of one of Kaylyn’s clients. “My son has problems with communication and Kaylyn finds ways to bring him back to a task. Sometimes she goes with the flow and lets him pick out activities on his own. Kaylyn keeps me informed of what she is doing and I’m very comfortable with the support she’s giving us both.”


Every child’s journey is approached with sensitivity and creativity and every achievement, no matter how small, is celebrated. Learn more about Theraplay at or call 306.891.6570.

Theraplay Pediatric Services 50 - 3rd Street NE Weyburn 306.891.6570




L-R Julie Reich, Jeff Richards, Tana Torkelson, Tony Gill and Donna Rooney

Your best interests

at heart

Weyburn Credit Union is committed to your financial wellness By Brook Thalgott Photos Big Dog Photography


In life, we all have hopes, dreams, needs, and wants. These aspirations are deeply personal and define the paths we choose to follow. When it comes to turning these dreams into reality, a trusted partner can make all the difference. At Weyburn Credit Union (WCU), they understand that your financial journey is unique, and they’re here to put your needs first.



anking, for WCU, is not just about transactions; it’s about helping you achieve your goals, no matter how big or small. As a financial services provider, they operate on principles that prioritize their members’ well-being and the community’s prosperity.

The same but different While WCU functions like a bank in many ways, offering a wide spectrum of financial services, they also care for their members and the communities they serve. From loans to investments, everyday banking to comprehensive financial planning, they have you covered. What sets them apart is their unwavering commitment to putting their members and the community first.

Promising partnerships for you “No matter whether your needs are complex or basic, whether you’re starting out with $20 or millions saved, we have the experience and expertise to help you with all aspects of your investment and financial planning. Even better, we offer that expertise right in our community.” - Tony Gill, Wealth Advisor with Credential Securities

Empowering you and your money Part of WCU’s commitment is helping you. “Understanding your financial situation and planning for the future can be complicated and we want to make it easier,” says Tana Torkelson, vice president of marketing at WCU. That’s why WCU offers a new range of online tools and articles designed to help you assess your financial standing and chart a path toward your goals. Whether Tana Torkelson you’re planning for retirement, your child’s education, a major purchase, or simply looking for mortgage and loan options, WCU has you covered. Here are the new resources they are proud to provide: • Enrich, the award-winning financial education platform designed to support you on your journey to financial well-being, • My Money Personality, where you receive a free analysis of your personality and see how it can affect your money decisions, • Your Financial Health Score, where eight easy questions assess your financial health, and • myCreditView® Dashboard, where you get access to all of your credit information at a glance as well as all of the information you need to build a better and brighter credit score.

Plus, you can also find great online tools like retirement planning assessment and calculators, education planning assessment and calculators, a major purchase planner and mortgage and loan calculators.


Tony Gill

You have access to the best and brightest money minds right in your backyard through WCU’s partnership with Credential Securities. Credential Securities is a full-service brokerage with advice tailored to you. Tony Gill, Wealth Advisor with Credential Securities, typically finds himself working with clients with more complex financial planning, inter-generational wealth transfer, or investment strategy needs. Tony has the experience and education you are looking for in a wealth advisor, along with a myriad of credentials behind his name including Certified Financial Planner ®. As astute as Tony is, and astute he is, he is so easy talk to. His advice and solutions always have your best interests at heart – and are always jargon-free! You can have it all, all under one roof.

Credential Securities 205 Coteau Avenue, Weyburn SK S4H0G5 Phone: 306.842.9509 Mutual funds, other securities and securities related financial planning services are offered through Credential Securities, a division of Credential Qtrade Securities Inc. Credential Securities is a registered mark owned by Aviso



People matter But it’s not just about digital tools; it’s also about the people at WCU. Their dedicated team members are equipped with the skills and expertise to guide you through your financial journey.

in downtown Weyburn, is staffed by friendly and knowledgeable professionals. They’re available during regular business hours, from 8:00 am to

“We’re here to support Weyburn and its surrounding area. We don’t send our lending decisions to a big head office and wait for communications from someone who doesn’t understand what running a business with a 306-area code is like,” says Donna Rooney, commercial and agriculture relationship manager. “We offer lending solutions tailored to the needs of our neighbourhood businesses—along with local approvals.” You’re not just another account; you’re paired with a dedicated expert who takes the time to understand you and your needs and provides proactive support every step of the way. WCU’s roots are firmly planted in Weyburn, and their team lives, works, and plays right here, so you won’t have to look far for support. “I know my members aren’t buying a mortgage; they’re buying a home. More than that, they are making one of the biggest investments of their lives and it can be scary,” says Julie Reich, member relationship specialist. “I understand that, and I just don’t give you approval and send you on your way, I offer guidance before during and after to help you take this big step with confidence.”

Experience the difference Unlike traditional banks, credit unions like WCU are guided by principles that focus on using their profits for the greater good—your good, not their pockets. WCU believes in providing affordable financial services. They prioritize minimizing fees and offering competitive rates to ensure that members can access the financial products they need without breaking the bank.

Donna Rooney

Rather than pocketing profits, WCU shares its financial success with its members. This means that when you bank with WCU, you’re not just a customer; you’re a participant in the cooperative’s success. WCU offers Member Spark Rewards, where you receive an annual payment based on your relationship with WCU, how much you use WCU, and how long you have been a member. Essentially, when WCU profits, so do you. WCU takes its commitment to the community seriously. They reinvest their profits locally, making a positive impact on the neighborhoods they serve. Whether it’s through sponsorships, volunteering, scholarships, or community fund donations, WCU’s success is measured by the difference it makes in the community.

Julie Reich

Here when you need them

5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. When you call, you’re connected with a local person who is ready and eager to assist with all your everyday banking needs and more.

When you bank with WCU, you’re not dealing with a faceless corporation. Their local contact centre, situated

“We know that the contact centre experience at a traditional financial institution can be frustrating,” says


Carrie Gulash, local contact centre representative. “However, with us, you’re talking to someone who lives and works in your community. Whether you’re out and about, in another province or on your sofa, we can help you handle your finances with ease.”


More than a number At WCU, you’re not just a number; you’re a valued member-owner. As a cooperative, they are owned by their members—individuals who bank with them. This ownership model empowers you to have a say in how WCU operates. Their board of directors is elected by the membership, following the principle of “one member, one vote.” This means

Local Contact Centre Representatives: Teresa, Carrie and Jackie

that every member, regardless of their account balance, has an equal voice in shaping the credit union’s direction. Your concerns and opinions matter, and you can vote on issues that impact your financial institution. “When we as a board saw the financial pressure that the world, Canadians and even our neighbours are under, we gave the direction to renew our focus on helping people achieve financial wellbeing,” says Jeff Richards, WCU board chair. “We all want—and need—meaningful financial advice and solutions. Now more than ever, no matter what level of income or wealth. Our credit union is in the best position to help because we are owned by people right here in Weyburn and its surrounding communities. Our members best interests are our best interests— always have been, always will be.”

Part of your world WCU’s commitment to the community goes beyond words—it’s ingrained in

“We all want—and need—meaningful financial advice and solutions. Now more than ever, no matter what level of income or wealth. Our credit union is in the best position to help because we are owned by people right here in Weyburn and its surrounding communities. Our members best interests are our best interests— always have been, always will be.” - Jeff Richards

Jeff Richards

their actions. They actively participate in the community by sponsoring local events, volunteering for causes, providing scholarships to local youth, and contributing to their community fund. For WCU, success isn’t just about profit; it’s about the impact they have on their community. They firmly believe in community investment and consider it an essential part of who they are.


When you choose WCU, you’re choosing a partner that puts your financial well-being and the well-being of your community first. Discover the WCU difference and explore how they can help you achieve your financial goals now and for the future. Visit or call 1-800-667-8842 for more information. Weyburn Credit Union 1-800-667-8842 221 Coteau Avenue, Weyburn 208 Main Street, Lang 108 Souris Street, Yellow Grass




Start me up

A guide to entrepreneurship in the southeast By Brook Thalgott

So, are you thinking about owning your own business? There’s a lot to consider on the road to entrepreneurship. Are you going to start something from the ground up or buy an existing business? Whatever you’re considering, here’s a guide to what you need to know before taking the plunge.




Planning matters A solid business plan is vital to any successful venture. You need to define your concept (or know the concept of an existing business), target market, and your unique selling proposition (USP). Make financial projections that show your costs and your revenues. The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), Community Futures Sunrise (CF Sunrise), the SK Startup Institute and Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan (WESK) are all excellent resources for business planning.

The law Legal structures in business are important for regulatory and planning purposes. Are you going to be a sole proprietorship, a partnership or a corporation? Each has their advantages and disadvantages, so ensure that you get professional advice on which one works best for you.

Becoming a business Once you have your idea and know the structure of your business, it’s time to register it. The Saskatchewan Corporate Registry through Information Services Corporation is the place you go to register your business name, register for a federal business number and more. You also need a location for your business. You need to check with the City of Weyburn or your municipality about licensing your business and what the regulations and zoning rules are for your planned location.

Money in the bank Once you’re registered, there’s still more financial “stuff” to do. You will need separate bank accounts for your enterprise. Talk to your financial institution to determine what your needs are. Do you need a basic bank account? Do you need a point-of-sale terminal and

cash register? Do you need to accept online payments? Will you need payroll help? You will also have to determine if you need to collect GST and PST. A professional accountant and a banker can help you determine what you need to do. Beyond payment management, you’ll also need to determine your funding needs. Will you need a loan to start your business or buy your business? There are many organizations that can help you when it comes to funding your business. Your bank or credit union, BDC, CF Sunrise, and WESK are great resources for information on loans, grants and investments.

All hands on deck If your business requires more than just you, you have to consider your staffing needs. Managing staff is more than hanging up a help wanted sign and hiring someone. You’ll need to know about the regulations about employing people, payroll, workplace safety and more. The Ministry of Labour and Workplace Safety and the Saskatchewan Workers Compensation Board websites are a good place to start.


Get good help The most important piece of advice when it comes to your entrepreneurship journey is getting assistance when and where you need it. You don’t have to go it alone in business. There are many organizations that can help you make good decisions. CF Sunrise is a great local resource for entrepreneurs to access that understands the southeast and its business community. Your local law firm, accounting practice, and financial institution are also excellent resources for advice and information. There are many exciting business opportunities in the southeast. With the right planning, resources, and a commitment to hard work, you can establish a thriving enterprise right here.



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hether you’re already in business or have a business idea, being an entrepreneur is never without its challenges and opportunities. Finding the right help can be hard, but it doesn’t have to be. Community Futures Sunrise is your source for advice, support and loans in the southeast. The organization supports the development of the regional economy with training, financing and expertise to take your venture to the next level. “We offer business planning assistance, business coaching and useful templates—all at no charge,” says Andria Brady, general manager. “CF Sunrise also provides financing options for businesses of all sizes. We are a developmental lender, meaning we provide more customized, flexible lending services than traditional financial institutions.” Joining the CF Sunrise team is Leanne Porter, the organization’s new business


development officer. Leanne brings 25 years of lending experience to her role. From the Wawota area, Leanne and her husband own and operate a mixed farm and ran an oilfield business for eight years. Today, she’s using her passion for small business and farming to help southeast entrepreneurs realize their business goals. “I am committed to supporting rural Saskatchewan and am excited to be part of Community Futures Sunrise,” says Leanne. “I have always admired the drive and creativity of small business owners and look forward to being able to provide advice, assistance and support to these businesses going forward.” See what CF Sunrise can do for your business idea or existing venture— now with locations in Weyburn and Moosomin. Their locally focused advice and programs can help you succeed today and in the future. Learn more at


Community Futures Sunrise 11 - 3rd Street NE, Weyburn 306.842.8803 806 Broadway Avenue, Moosomin 306.897.8855


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Prep Time: 7 minutes Total Time: 7 minutes Serves: 1 • Choose a Collins or tall glass. • Measure the rum, both juices, pineapple chunks, chili seasoning and cilantro into a cocktail shaker. Muddle until the pineapple chunks are broken down. • Add ice and shake vigorously. Double strain into the glass. Add ice. Add ginger soda. • Skewer pineapple chunks and use to garnish the drink along with fresh cilantro.

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Getting off the ground Schuck Law Firm can help you in business By Brook Thalgott Photos Big Dog Photography


wning your own business is something many of us aspire to do. Whether you’re starting your own enterprise or buying an existing business, there are many things to consider. Steve Schuck and the Schuck Law Firm team can assist you in making the right decisions about your business every step of the way. For those creating something based on an idea and your own determination, there are legal factors to consider. “Starting a business from the ground up can be incredibly rewarding and takes a lot of work,” says Steve. “Right from the start there are decisions to be made about whether you should operate as


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a sole proprietorship, a partnership or a corporation. We can help you determine the right structure and handle the paperwork for you. If there is going to be more than one owner involved, having appropriately drafted agreements are a must.” The other path to entrepreneurship comes from buying an existing business, which comes with more complex legal matters to consider. “If you’re interested in buying a business, there are many things you will need to review with a lawyer and an accountant before committing,” says Steve. “While buying a business is a faster way to get into entrepreneurship, you have to examine it from all sides first. That is due diligence.”


Due diligence “Due diligence is typically done when you have signed a letter of intent and a non-disclosure agreement,” says Steve. “This gives the seller confidence that you will only use the information provided to assess the deal. From there, you can look at the business’s operations, financial information and more.” Due diligence covers the business’s financial documents, legal issues, operations, employees, assets, products and customer information. It’s an intense process that can be done smoothly with appropriate legal, financial and accounting advice.

“Due diligence is an intense and vital part of the process. You want to ensure you have all the information you need before you offer to buy the business.” - Steve Schuck

Steve Schuck

You need to check whether the business has any outstanding legal liabilities, such as lawsuits or creditor issues. You’re also going to examine the company’s financial statements including income statements, cash flow statements, balance sheets, and the accounts payable and receivable. You’ll also want to see tax returns for the last three years, and the company’s minute books, articles of incorporation, company bylaws and any partnership agreements, if any. You may also need to examine contracts, mortgages, and other documents as they relate to the business. You will also want to review customer and employee information, any physical assets and real estate, and any intellectual property. There is a lot to go through.

you should consult a professional to help. When the agreement is drafted, you need to be clear about what you are buying and the terms of the agreement. This includes the business name, assets or shares, key employees, equipment, trademarks, and more. Even access to the social media handles for the company need to be addressed.

“Due diligence is an intense and vital part of the process. You want to ensure you have all the information you need before you offer to buy the business,” says Steve.

A done deal

The next step Once you have completed the due diligence process, it’s time to negotiate the sale. Just like with due diligence,

A legal professional can draft the agreement, and work with you and your accountant to negotiate the agreement, price paid, and how payments to the seller will work. “Are you paying cash for the business or are you financing the business with a financial institution? Do you want to work with the seller to pay over time?” asks Steve. “These are all factors a lawyer can help you with.”

If the process goes well and an agreement is made, congratulations! “Once the deal closes, you’re a business owner. Welcome to the world of entrepreneurship!” says Steve. If you incorporated, there will be ongoing annual upkeep to handle. That is just one of the services we provide at


Schuck Law Firm. At our firm we have a corporate department that will be able to maintain, upkeep, and store your corporate minute book safely. Steve and the legal team at Schuck Law Firm are ready to handle your business needs. Open 8:30 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday at 21 5th Street in Weyburn with virtual and in-person appointments available, call today for more information.

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STARTING A NEW BUSINESS ON THE RIGHT FOOT You don’t have to go it alone Photos Images By Jon Gillies


tarting a new business is an exhilarating endeavour, filled with your dreams of success and financial independence. However, as any seasoned entrepreneur will tell you, the path to building a successful business is not always an easy one. Whether you are a solopreneur taking your first steps or a seasoned manager overseeing a growing team, the demands of business ownership can be overwhelming. In such a complex and competitive landscape, it’s essential to seek guidance from experienced individuals who can help steer your business toward success. ASK FOR HELP

entrepreneurs looking to embark on their entrepreneurial journey. She firmly believes that the right financial and business advice can make the difference between thriving and struggling in the competitive world of entrepreneurship.

Meet Nancy McMahon, a longtime accountant and the owner of N.M. McMahon CPA Professional Corporation. With years of experience in assisting small business owners, Nancy is a valuable resource for

“When you’re a small business owner, there are numerous considerations to keep in mind,” says Nancy. “Ensuring that you start off on the right foot can save you a significant amount of work and heartache down the road.”



One of the first crucial steps in establishing your business is to contemplate your potential revenue. Are you turning your passion or hobby into a profitable enterprise? If your revenue surpasses $30,000 in a rolling twelve-month period, you will need to collect GST (Goods and Services Tax). Additionally, depending on your business activities, you may also be required to collect PST (Provincial Sales Tax). However, navigating the rules and exceptions associated with PST

“Owning a business offers a fulfilling and potentially lucrative path to making a living. However, to set yourself up for success, it's essential to seek expert advice right from the start. The journey may be challenging, but with the right guidance, your entrepreneurial dreams can come true.” - Nancy McMahon L-R Anand Tirkey, Mathew Malaschuk, Amber Wilson, Nancy McMahon, Brad McNeil, Corrie Schultz, Cassidy Ledingham, Kevin Agema and Jenn Wagner FRONT Missy

can be intricate. Nancy illustrates this complexity with an example: “If you use your truck for hauling gravel in the summer, you must charge PST. Yet, if you switch to hauling snow in the winter with the same truck, PST collection is not required. If you operate in the oilfield, you might need to collect PST on aboveground work, but not for work below ground. It’s vital to have this information at your fingertips, and professional help can be invaluable as you navigate bureaucracy.” The choice between a sole proprietorship and incorporation is another important decision that budding entrepreneurs must make. “For those starting small, a sole proprietorship can be a suitable choice,” says Nancy. “However, as your business expands, incorporation may become necessary. It’s essential to weigh the benefits and drawbacks of both options and make an informed decision that aligns with your long-term goals.” Insurance is yet another crucial aspect of launching and running a business.

Liability insurance is a non-negotiable necessity, although the specific coverage requirements can vary widely among different industries. “ Think about what could potentially go wrong in your business and be brutally honest about it,” she says. “The last thing any entrepreneur needs is to discover that they lack coverage in the event that their product or service fails and causes harm to others.” Also, entrepreneurs must consider insurance coverage for unforeseen personal events, such as illness or injury that prevents them from working. Nancy recommends talking to an insurance professional as part of your advisory team to ensure comprehensive protection for your business and personal well-being. “Owning a business offers a fulfilling and potentially lucrative path to making a living. However, to set yourself up for success, it’s essential to seek expert advice right from the start. The journey may be challenging, but with the right guidance, your entrepreneurial dreams can come true,” says Nancy.


As you embark on your entrepreneurial journey, remember that seeking expert advice and building a support network of experienced professionals, can make the difference between thriving and merely surviving in the competitive world of business.

Learn more about what Nancy and her team can do for your business today. N.M. McMahon CPA Professional Corporation 604 Government Road South Weyburn 306.842.5344



What I learned over the last ten years By Ardell Waldner


s I enter my tenth year of business, I must start by thanking all of my clients today and over the years. Being a small business owner, the relationships you make are much more treasured and valuable. When I began this journey, everyone was busy, and the money flowed because we were still in the “boom.” Today, the business world looks a whole lot different. We’re dealing with everything from higher competition for customers to lack of employees, constant price changes on consumables like fuel, food and materials to supply chain breakdown and struggling to get what you need. COVID-19 changed the way we do business. As someone who works with many companies not to mention running my own, I felt that I could share a few tips of how I have weathered the new business landscape.

supplier have their app on your phone so you have it right at your fingertips. • Use the notes app in your phone to keep track of important ideas, things to remember and stuff you need to do. If I wake in the night with an idea or thought, I will put it in my notes. • If I have back-to-back client meetings and need to remember something, I pause for a moment let the next client know I just need to make a quick note before I forget and again, I utilize my notes app. • We have all had moments in the middle of the night or sitting at dinner with the family where you panic, remembering what you forgot to do. If you can’t fix it until tomorrow, email yourself. For example, I forgot the Thanksgiving turkey needs at least four days to defrost so I emailed myself to take it out when I get home. • Schedule your administration items like reading business emails or invoicing for first thing in the morning so you can take care of the forgotten items and get it out of the way quickly. Set a time limit and schedule it like an appointment. Another time saver— don’t sign up your email for everything just the important companies you need to know about.

TIPS TO HELP YOU GET AHEAD • Don’t let your phone run your day. Use a smartwatch so you can quickly screen calls and messages. You get to decide what is a priority and what isn’t. Use the phone as a tool not a distraction. • Use apps to help you get the job done. If you need to keep track of time, use a time app. If you need to look up prices frequently at your


job site or venue. Save fuel and time. If you can’t go without something, see if you can order for delivery. Often cab companies will pick up and deliver items. • If you’re struggling to hire employees, think about hiring other businesses into your daily life to save time. When I got to a point that I could not keep up I used services to clean my house and prepare my meals. There are several individuals and small companies putting together full meals for a family. All I had to do was pop them in the oven and I could get back to work or spend a bit of time with my children playing a game or talking about their day. • If you need a new skill, pay someone who has done it before to teach you. It will save you so much time and effort allowing you to get back to all the important things. • Use a to-do list but don’t overload it. Put only the most important things on it. Move what didn’t get done to the next day and schedule it if possible. These are just a few ways you can adapt to get the job done.

• We all have time wasters like personal emails to return, Netflix and phone games. Don’t let those things get away from you. Schedule your ‘down time.’ • If you’re struggling to find employees, hire the family. Maybe it’s time to pitch in by picking up a hammer, scheduling orders, and picking up parts. There are many small jobs that can be taken care of without the master skills. • Be organized. Pack your truck or prep the night before a big job. Use checklists to make sure that you have everything, so you are not leaving the


Ardell Waldner

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Invest in your future WITH RRSPs By Mike Onstad Photos Images By Jon Gillies


s retirement on your mind? Do you want to ensure that you have enough saved up to live comfortably in your golden years? If so, then investing in RRSPs is the perfect solution for you. Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs) are powerful investment tools that allow you to save for your retirement while taking advantage of tax benefits. By contributing to an RRSP, you can reduce your taxable income, which means you keep more of your hard-earned money in your pocket as you save for retirement. RRSPs offer a range of investment options, including stocks, bonds, mutual

Jim Onstad, Managing Director

funds, and GICs. You can customize your investment portfolio to meet your unique needs and risk tolerance. Plus, investing in RRSPs is easy. You can set up regular contributions or make lump-sum contributions throughout the year. You can have peace of mind knowing that your investment is being managed by experienced professionals who are committed to helping you achieve your financial goals. But the biggest advantage of RRSPs is their ability to help you save for retirement. By investing now, you can enjoy a financially worry-free lifestyle in your golden years. And with the power of

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compound interest, your investments can grow substantially over time, maximizing your retirement savings potential. Don’t wait any longer to invest in your future. Start contributing to RRSPs today and enjoy the benefits of reduced taxes, diversified investment options, and a secure retirement. Contact us now to learn more!

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Companies are continually evolving, and the design of their workspaces should follow suit. Residential and commercial office design has become a top priority for employers and employees during recent years in order to maximize productivity and wellbeing of the user. There are many factors incorporated into an office design conducive to the work that needs to be done.

SPATIAL PLANNING Creating a good spatial plan for an office space often seems obvious (just include a desk, chair and maybe a window for a little peek outside). However, companies are no longer going for these cookie cutter spatial models! Identifying the company structure and way in which employees work individually and amongst others is a key factor in laying out a workspace. For example, in larger companies where employees collaborate often there are vastly different considerations than offices where primarily private individual workspaces are required. A company may opt for an open concept layout with a relaxed work culture, or they may require individual work areas with good sound proofing qualities. Doing your research and knowing your company structure is an important starting point to creating a functional layout. FURNISHINGS & CASEWORK It seems obvious that people are most productive when they are comfortable but applying this through appropriate furnishing selection can be a difficult

task. As layouts have evolved, so has the science regarding ergonomics and materiality. There are many companies in the market that specialize in creating furniture with optimal comfort, safety, and wellbeing of the user in mind. Factors that are often overlooked in casework design and construction are barrier free and accessible design. Creating an accessible workspace allows for the largest pool of employee candidates as well as widening the demographic range of potential clientele while also ensuring equal opportunity within an office space. LIGHTING & VIEWS Lighting has one of the largest impacts on individuals while completing workspace tasks and is often one of the most overlooked components to office design. The key to creating a successful lighting design is layering. Ensuring that each task has the appropriate lighting type, level and temperature will impact the long-term wellbeing of employees and clientele. Views are another important consideration when developing an


office layout. Daylight impacts a user’s happiness and connection with the outdoors. In a climate like Saskatchewan, this is a key consideration, especially in the colder months! OVERALL AESTHETIC WORKSPACES Offices are an integral business tool. The built environment reflects a company’s culture, brand and values. Ensuring that these are appropriately displayed can impact the way in which customers perceive not only the space, but also the business. Finish plays a vital role in the aesthetic and function of a space. There are so many local businesses in Weyburn and area that specialize in various office finish, fixture and equipment. These factors just scratch the surface in the world of workspace design. Weyburn and area has a great deal of professionals that can aid in creating a specialized workspace for each unique company. If you’re looking for help for your organization, reach out to the professionals who specialize in office design to assist you with your project.



Making the space work

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Project 1

Kiteen Marie’s Residential Office Renovation Kiteen’s office space is tailored to her online presence and the content that she shares on a daily basis.

Project 2

Super Seed, Yellow Grass



Kiteen’s workspace considers all of her daily tasks and creates a functional spatial design to incorporate the specific needs of each task including office products and clothing storage, desk area for editing and a try on area for content creation.

The client had moveable furniture in the existing space and had issues with clients entering the office staff’s space which had little storage or organization. We were able to utilize a built-in desk to create flow and direction, separating the space into individual work zones.



the custom built ins are the key element to the space. they create a focal point while also meeting the task criteria list. custom built ins maxamize the use of a unique space.

We added additional task lighting above some of the work spaces and replaced the front window with a larger window to allow more light to enter and so staff could see customers arriving. We also added new window coverings for daylight control.



We updated the lighting in the space and added a desk lamp for task lighting. The ceiling light adds ambient lighting and an aesthetic appeal to the space.

We kept the space neutral with natural tones to make it an appealing space for their specific client demographic, which is a key consideration when deciding on overall aesthetic appeal. We also needed to pick durable and easily cleanable finishes since it is located in a rural Saskatchewan landscape.

OVERALL AESTHETIC We incorporated materials and products that reflect Kiteen’s style and her company branding. This is key as it is a backdrop for her social media content and must be on brand to ensure the greatest impact on followers.

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How to Maximize Your Holiday Budget By Brook Thalgott



The holiday season should be a time of joy, celebration, and togetherness. However, it can also be a time when spending rises and budgets get stressed. In these days of inflation, everyone could use a few tips to squeeze the most from every nickel and make your holiday budget stretch more.


ere are a few ideas on how you can have a great holiday and reduce your money stress at the same time.

First, plan ahead. The best thing you can do for your holiday spending is think about what you need and how much you have to spend. A simple pencil and paper are all you need to get started. It’s more than just a list of who to buy for. Think about all your Christmas expenses such as decorations, travel costs and food for celebrations. Write it all down and set a budget for each. Once you know what you need, you can pay attention to sales, coupons and discounts to help your budget go further. Sign up for newsletters or follow your favourite stores on social media to stay informed about sales and discounts. Remember to shop local, too. You’ll save time and money by shopping close to home. There’s no need to spend money on gas and meals for a trip to the city when you can find it all here. Next, examine the gift list. Sometimes a little creativity can lead to great memories. As my family ‘grew up’, we moved from buying gifts for all the aunts, uncles and cousins to drawing names from a hat. Each member of our extended family had one person to buy for with a set budget, and it’s great fun to find a gift for just one person instead of the pressure of shopping for everyone. As we got even older, we switched to a system where everyone brought a gift suitable for teens to seniors (yes, it is possible!) and we drew numbers to exchange the gifts. It is so much fun scrambling for gifts and the challenge of shopping. We still talk about the presents and the memories! Gifts should also come from more than the wallet—they should come from the heart. If you’re crafty (or even if you’re not) consider making homemade gifts where it works. Handmade

Christmas is also about more than just the presents. Think about ways you can provide experiences instead of tangible gifts. Passes to local events or amenities are a great way to make memories and they don’t clog closets. Also, during the holidays, explore low-cost or free entertainment options. Go ice skating, have a movie marathon at home, or organize a game night with friends and family. Your kids will talk about game night with the cousins for years to come.

gifts and homemade goodies show thoughtfulness and care—and even more so when they’re made by little hands. Whether it’s a batch of cookies, a knitted scarf, or personalized ornaments, these gifts are often more cherished than anything from the store. You can also save money with DIY décor. A walk through your yard or the local park can provide enough pinecones, branches and leaves to create a wreath, centrepiece or garland to make your home have some holiday flair. A little paint, a glue gun, ribbon and some ideas from Pinterest can go a long way on a Saturday afternoon. Hosting the gang for a meal can also add up quickly with the cost of groceries today. However, there are ways to make your money go further. Always shop the holiday season flyers for deals you can stock up on. A good deal in November on turkey or ham can wait for Christmas in the freezer—the same with butter and frozen vegetables. Pantry staples like cranberry sauce, flour, sugar and boxed stuffing can also be saved in the cupboard for Christmas. Cookie exchanges are also a great way to save time and money and share the love at the same time. Get a group together and each make a batch of holiday cookies and treats. You provide one


dozen treats to every participant, and they do the same. Everyone gets a mix of homemade treats, and you only had to bake once. Check that off your to-do list! Potlucks are also a wonderful way to share food and love this holiday season. The host provides the protein like a ham or turkey, and everyone else brings a side dish or dessert. This not only saves you money but also allows everyone to contribute and share their favourite recipes. It also ensures the host doesn’t spend the entire time in the kitchen, missing the fun!

Remember the true spirit of the holidays by giving back to the community. Volunteering your time or donating to a local charity instead of spending money on gifts feels good and helps those who need it. The holiday season doesn’t have to break the bank. By planning, getting creative, and remembering what the seasons means, you can create wonderful experiences while staying within your budget. The joy of the holidays comes from spending time with loved ones, creating cherished memories, and spreading happiness—not from the size of your wallet. So, make it merry and save smartly!



L-R Linda Fiechter, Colleen Marcotte, Leah Blaire, Kaelynn Walkeden and Cheryl Graefer

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Crystals 101

A Beginner’s Guide to Harnessing the Power of Healing Stones By Kaelynn Walkeden Photos Images By Jon Gillies

Crystals have been cherished throughout history for their mystical properties and the positive energy they bring into our lives. If you’re new to the world of crystals and are eager to explore their potential, this guide is your starting point. In this article, we’ll introduce you to four incredible crystals perfect for beginners and share tips on how to cleanse, activate, and incorporate them into your daily routine.

third eye and crown chakras, deepening your connection to intuition, the divine, and angelic communication. Known for its ability to balance intuition and logic, Amethyst assists in making good decisions, enhancing focus and confidence. It’s a catalyst for positive transformation, aiding in recognizing and releasing harmful patterns and behaviors. Amethyst protects against negative energies, psychic attacks, and clears the aura. It is a valuable tool for anxiety relief and alleviating depression. Place it under your pillow for a restful night’s sleep or use it for overcoming addiction.

How to Work with Crystals

ROSE QUARTZ: The Stone of Unconditional Love

CLEAR QUARTZ: The Master Healer

How to Use Crystals

Clear Quartz, often called the “Master Healer,” brings balance to the body, mind, and spirit. It adjusts its vibrational energy to meet your specific needs, making it a versatile and powerful crystal. This crystal enhances meditation by providing clarity and focus to the mind. It aids in deepening your connection to the spiritual realm and raising consciousness. It also amplifies the energy of other crystals when used together.

• Wear Crystal Jewelry: Crystal jewelry is a stylish way to carry their energy with you throughout the day.

Rose Quartz is often called the “Stone of Unconditional Love” because it promotes self-acceptance and self-love. It boosts self-esteem and confidence by helping you recognize your unique beauty and gifts. This gentle pink crystal is like a compassionate embrace, reducing stress, anxiety, and emotional wounds. It aids in emotional healing, dissolves blocked emotions, and facilitates forgiveness, both for yourself and others. Rose Quartz is renowned for strengthening all types of relationships, including friendships, work connections, and romantic partnerships. Keep it close when practicing positive affirmations or by your bedside for peaceful, restorative sleep. AMETHYST: The Crystal of Calmness and Spiritual Insight Amethyst is your ideal meditation partner, calming the mind’s chatter and creating a peaceful state of being. It activates and opens the

TIGER’S EYE: The Stone of Courage and Protection Tiger’s Eye is a symbol of courage, strength, and protection. It encourages you to embrace your inner power and willpower, providing a boost in confidence and ambition to achieve your goals and dreams. This crystal protects against negative energies and ill wishes, making it an excellent choice for daily wear or to keep in your pocket. When life knocks you down, Tiger’s Eye helps you stand tall and enhances integrity and willpower while reducing stress and anxiety.


Before diving into crystal work, it’s essential to cleanse and activate your crystals to connect with their energy fully. Here’s how: 1. Hold your crystal in your hands, feeling its energy. 2. Envision white light surrounding the crystal. 3. Ask for blessings from the highest vibrations of love and light from the universe. 4. Set your intention for the crystal, always adding “for my highest good.”

• Carry in Your Pocket: Keep a crystal in your pocket for its positive vibes wherever you go. • Place in Your Wallet: for abundance place a Citrine or Jade into your wallet or if you run a business place them in your cash register. • Chakra and Pain Healing: Place crystals on or around your body to target specific chakras or areas of pain (leave for 5-15 minutes). By embracing these crystals and incorporating them into your daily life, you’ll begin to experience their powerful healing and transformative energies. Crystals are your allies on your journey toward self-discovery, inner peace, and personal growth. Enjoy your exploration of these remarkable gems! Higher Conscious Connections 122B 3rd Street NE Weyburn 306.861.2648



Revving up the local automotive experience It’s been a great year for the new Weyburn Dodge Photos Images By Jon Gillies


ast fall, the automotive scene in Weyburn witnessed a transformation as Jeff Tosczak returned to the vehicle business by acquiring Weyburn Dodge. Since then, he and business partner James Bell have been steering the dealership toward a new horizon, breathing fresh life into the local automotive experience. Jeff and James have embarked on a mission to revolutionize their sales and service experience, extending a warm invitation to everyone in the southeast to come in and see what’s new at Weyburn Dodge. “It’s been a year since we relaunched Weyburn Dodge and what a year it’s been,” says Jeff. “We want to thank everyone who has supported us this year, and we look forward to working with you for years to come.”


L-R Roger Hill, Chad Fellner and Shane Mitchell


PROUD TO CALL WEYBURN HOME Jeff and James are also proud to be part of the community, and support the people and events that make Weyburn so special. “My dad taught me a lot about business, and the centre of it all are people,” says Jeff. “When I walk downtown, I want to feel like I am contributing to the city.” Weyburn Dodge supports many local sports teams, clubs and organizations to give back wherever they can. “We get so much from the community, and we’re so happy to pay it forward,” says James. THE WEYBURN DODGE EXPERIENCE When you arrive, expect a commitment to quality service that Jeff, James, and their team wholeheartedly endorse. “When you purchase a vehicle from Weyburn Dodge, your relationship with us doesn’t conclude when you drive away,” says James. “Every time you visit for service, we’re here to take care of you and your vehicle the right way. The service department is the backbone of any exceptional dealership experience.” James and Jeff also take pride in the Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram vehicle lineup available at Weyburn Dodge, ensuring that the new Weyburn Dodge combines the comfort of a small-town experience with an impressive inventory typically found in the “city.” With two buildings, two lots, and a knowledgeable team, Jeff and James are ready to help you find the perfect vehicle that suits your needs,

L-R James Bell and Jeff Tosczak

lifestyle, and budget. “Our ever-growing team possesses the expertise and insight to assist you in selecting the right vehicle from our extensive inventory,” says Jeff. Located at 1627 First Avenue NE, Weyburn Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Ltd boasts a comprehensive lineup of new models. Whether you’re in the market for brand-new or pre-owned vehicles, you’ll find an option that speaks to you. And their commitment doesn’t waver once the keys are handed over. The service department is a state-of-the-art facility, staffed with expert technicians capable of handling regular maintenance and repairs for all makes and models.

Jeep Ram team can do for you and your vehicle, stop by the showroom, visit or give them a call at 306.842.7333. Your automotive journey is about to take an exciting turn, and Weyburn Dodge is ready to guide you every step of the way.

Weyburn Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Ltd. 1627 1 Ave NE Weyburn 306.842.7333

To truly experience what Jeff, James, and the entire Weyburn Chrysler Dodge




Hard work + good service + professional team = Great signs and happy customers Founded in 1965 by Ernie Pokletar, Protouch Signs is a second-generation family business proud to serve Weyburn and area. The company is now owned by Don Pokletar who took over from his father Ernie in 1995. Since then, the team has grown to six with even more printers and cutters to get your company noticed. The one thing that has never changed is their commitment to customer service and the community they serve.


Don and the Protouch Signs team wishes everyone a wonderful holiday season and all the best for 2024. TOP PHOTO, L-R BACK Ernie Pokletar, Don Pokletar, Devin Brailsford and Robyn Hein L-R FRONT Daylee Marr and Brandi Seitz

Our services include: • Business signage (flat, raised letters and logos, LED illumination and more) • Logo design • Vehicle graphics, advertising and wraps • Banners and displays • Decals – big and small • Window privacy films and designs • LED backlit signs • Indoor and outdoor wall graphics • Mini and highway billboards • Fleet graphics

1280 Railway Ave. Weyburn 306.842.3667

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“Stay tuned for new flavours coming soon for the holiday season. There’s something for everyone!” - Nikita Meyer

Say cheese Discover your perfect jar of heaven with Creative Eats Nikita Meyer and family


here might be no better dessert than cheesecake. Pies, cakes, cookies, tarts are all delicious, but cheesecake is next-level divine. Just ask Nikita Meyer. The proud owner of Estevan’s Creative Eats, she knows a thing or two about cheesecake. “Creative Eats started as a way for me to make an income without the commitment to a nine to five job,” she says. “I was coming off maternity leave and looking for a way to earn an income while having the freedom to choose my own work schedule.” She started out at local trade shows selling homemade soups and dessert mixes but it was her cheesecake in a jar that took off. “People loved it, and I was able to expand quickly,” says Nikita. Today, Creative Eats offers six classic cheesecakes in a jar—caramel


pecan, cherry, peanut butter cup, strawberry rhubarb, cookies and cream and salted caramel—available at retailers throughout the province, Real Canadian Superstore, as well as various convenience stores throughout Saskatchewan. “Salted caramel is our biggest seller by a mile,” says Nikita. “Everyone loves it.” Beyond her retail sales, Nikita also offers a fundraising program that can benefit your local organization, event or charity. Creative Eats’ seamless, worryfree fundraising solution is perfect for everything from daycares and group homes to sports teams and nonprofit charities. “It’s so easy. You sell cheesecakes, and earn $2.25 per cake back to your organization. We supply both order forms and online ordering, and provide free delivery within a 150 km radius of Estevan straight to your


organization’s doorstep.” One of the biggest fundraisers to date saw 1,700 cheesecakes sold. That’s a lot of salted caramel! Whether you want cheesecake for yourself, the whole family, corporate events or even weddings! Look no further than Creative Eats. Nikita’s cheesecakes in a jar will keep you coming back for more, every time. “And stay tuned for new flavours coming soon for the holiday season,” she says. “There’s something for everyone!”

Learn more at Creative Eats Estevan 306.577.3151

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Permanent makeup Permanent makeup is a tattoo. We use a tattoo machine with a needle cartridge to deposit pigment into the skin. Different from a traditional tattoo, permanent makeup uses pigments that are meant to gradually fade, not tattoo ink, and we deposit the pigment about 1/3 as deep as a traditional tattoo. Permanent makeup is meant to fade over time, requiring touch-ups every 1-2 years to maintain results. As styles, trends, and your face change with aging, having your permanent makeup fade out is a good thing.

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IPL is commonly referred to as LASER because the results are similar. LASER has been around longer so it’s a more familiar term. LASER is an acronym that stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation and IPL is Intense Pulsed Light. IPL is typically a more comfortable appointment with less pain involved than laser.

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IPL’s main function is targeting and destroying Melanocytes (dark pigment) without damaging surrounding tissues and skin. This treatment is incredibly effective in removing dark hair and skin pigmentation such as freckles, age spots, and sun spots.

Not a tattoo. Not a piercing.

Permanent Jewelry is a HUGE trend on TikTok and instagram recently but what is it? Permanent Jewelry is a custom fitted piece of jewelry that is welded together and has no clasp. It’s not meant to be removed but can be cut off with scissors or nail clippers if you like. At ICE & INK we have a large variety of chains and charms to choose from that make the perfect bracelet, anklet, necklace, belly chain, and more! Looking for an alternative to matching tattoos? Get matching BFF bracelets or mother-daughter bracelets! It’s the perfect birthday or Christmas present.

ICE & INK | 306.861.8650 | 115 2nd Street NE, Weyburn | @iceandink.weyburn |


Your pets deserve the best

Discover exceptional care at Pet Valu Weyburn By Brook Thalgott Photos Images By Jon Gillies


our beloved pets are more than just animals; they are cherished members of your family. At Pet Valu Weyburn, they understand this deep bond and are dedicated to helping you provide the best care for your furry, feathered, or finned family members. Locally owned by Melanie Ror, the Pet Valu team is here to cater to all your pet-related needs.

“Our staff are well-trained pet experts, and we always conduct a free 15-minute consultation before your pet care service to ensure we understand your pet’s requirements.” - Melanie Ror

Melanie Ror, owner – Pet Valu, Pet Care and Groomingdale's

L-R Lily, Chelan, Cindy, Melanie, Deirdre, Ashley and Lonna

A SPA DAY FOR YOUR FURRY FRIEND One of the standout features at Pet Valu Weyburn is the comprehensive washing and grooming services. The self-serve dog wash is available whenever they’re open, priced at just $12 per wash. It includes shampoo, towels, a blow dryer, and even a treat to reward your pup. “You don’t have to worry about making a mess in your own bathroom. One of the greatest parts about using our tubs is that we do the clean up when you’re done,” says Melanie.


For those looking for a more hands-off grooming experience, Groomingdale’s full-service grooming room is at your service. With three experienced groomers, they can pamper dogs and cats of all sizes; simply call for pricing details. Additionally, every Saturday from 2 pm to 4 pm, Pet Valu offers walk-in nail trims for $15 and dremmel (nail file) services for $20. THERE WHEN YOU NEED THEM Pet Valu Weyburn is more than just a retail store; they offer a range of services


designed to support you and your pets. “We’re proud to offer our Pet Care service to owners who need assistance caring for their pets when they’re away or busy,” says Melanie. The Pet Care program includes services such as dog walking, cat check-ins, fish feeding, litter delivery, in-home pet care, medication administration, and more. Plus, their services are tailored to your pet’s specific needs. “Our staff are well-trained pet experts, and we always conduct a free 15-minute consultation before your pet care service to ensure we understand your pet’s requirements,” she says. Pet Valu provides in-home pet care seven days a week between 8 am and 8

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the great selection of food, toys and accessories for cats, dogs, birds and small animals at Pet Valu.

Find PERFORMATRIN PRIME in-store today with its fine selection of food – exclusive to Pet Valu.

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• $25 for 30 min at your home • Out of city visits are welcome too, with mileage charged for the visit. • Product delivery is free with Pet Care. • Frequent Pet Care program: Buy 12 services, get the 13th free. Pet care visit. Beth is walking Nyla

pm, and booking a service is easy. Simply message the Pet Valu team via Facebook or call the store at 306.842.1666. A HUB FOR PET LOVERS Pet Valu Weyburn is not just a pet supply store; it’s a hub for all things pet-related. Melanie’s passion lies in pet nutrition and care, and she loves discussing food, treats, and supplies for your pets. “Supplements are one of my favorite topics to discuss with pet owners looking to provide their pets with the best nutrition,” she says. WELCOME A NEW MEMBER TO THE FAMILY Pet Valu Weyburn also offers an array of small animals for sale, including birds,

hamsters, rabbits, gerbils, rats, guinea pigs, hedgehogs, and ferrets. Melanie emphasizes the importance of proper care for these animals, ensuring they go to responsible homes with owners who have the knowledge to provide a loving environment. They also facilitate adoptions from Running Wild Rescue, helping re-homed animals to find their “furever” homes.

Pet Valu Weyburn 106 Railway Avenue Weyburn 306.842.1666 /petvaluweyburn

No matter what your pet needs, you’ll find the right advice and products at Pet Valu Weyburn. Visit them at 106 Railway Avenue, and for more information, promotions, and services, follow us on Facebook at Facebook. com/petvaluweyburn or explore offerings online at





Make Christmas shopping easy by shopping at Route 39. Route 39 #103 - 117 3rd Street NE, Weyburn | 306.842.7000

Give the gift of Sparkle: Hillberg & Berk. Evelyn Lane Clothing Co. 28 2nd St., Weyburn | | @evelynlaneclothingco

Holiday Décor, for the Christmas lover in your life. Prairie Sky Co-op Home Centre 15 Courtlin Rd., Weyburn | 306.848.3691

Gift locally grown flowers - 2024 subscriptions available now! Jean Marie Acres |

Car wash, for the hard to buy for person in your life. Prairie Sky Co-op Sud City 1794 1st Ave., Weyburn | 306.842.4199

Give the gift of timeless linen this holiday season. Cedar & Vine 424 10 Ave SE | |




Gift baskets, birthdays, events, candy and more! Stranger Danger Candy Co. 64 3rd St., Weyburn | 306.774.3708 |

Gift certificates, daycare, grooming, training, pet taxi & more. Fido’s Place Doggy Daycare & Training Centre 325 Queen St., Weyburn | 306.842.1842 |

Weybex Award Winner 2023 Golden Service Award. Maurer’s Meats Ltd City Centre Mall | 306.842.4689

Seasonal decor and gifts for any occasion! Twine & Twig Gift Shop and Home Decor 123 2nd St., Weyburn | 306.848.0290

Brands: Hilary Macmillan, Central Standard, Easel, Five of Hearts. Root Bound Plant Shop & More 17-3rd St., Weyburn | 306.842.2282 |

Plan for a safe ride home, don’t drink and drive. Weyburn Police Service 400 Coteau Ave N.E. | 306.848.3250 |





Grab a gift card, the perfect gift for anyone. Pumpjacks. Saloon & Steakhouse 596 18 St., Weyburn | 306.842.3838

Bowls, wraps, burgers, steak, calzones, pizza, salads and more! Leicester Family Restaurant & Lounge (behind Tim Hortons)

Our wide selection has something for everyone. Cecilia’s Banquet Hall and Restaurant 122 4th Street NE | 306.842.3312 |

Healthy, Fast Food. Corporate and Holiday Catering Available. Lunchbox

Cakes, baking and more. Let our staff help you. The Rolling Pin Bakery and Cafe 316 Souris Ave. | 306.842.1220

Grilled Lobster... pizza and a whole lot more! Town & Country Restaurant and Dallas Pizza 72 3rd Street | 306.842.2933


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Weyburn Spark Centre | 306.861.9395 |


“When you’re hungry Just Say Manny” Now open for lunch

Stop in today and see what we have to offer. We offer daily specials for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Ask about our catering services. Deep Fried Pork Button Bones

Greek Ribs

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Chef Manny Restobar 53 Government Road South, Weyburn 306.842.7777 Visit us on Facebook

Hours: Monday to Saturday 6am to 9pm Sunday 6am to 1pm

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From all of us at RE/MAX

As we embrace the holiday season, we wanted to take a moment to express our appreciation for your trust and partnership throughout the year. It has been our privilege to assist you in finding your dream homes, investment properties, commercial buildings, acreages and farmland. Your faith in our real estate team means the world to us, and we look forward to continuing to serve you in the coming year. May this festive season bring you an abundance of warmth, joy, and cherished moments with the ones you love most. On behalf of our entire team, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your real estate journey.

Winston Bailey Broker/Owner 306.861.2463

Zoe Buchanan 306.861.1616

Chad Bailey 306.861.5163

Brody Ward 306.861.7191

Renée Johner 306.861.3528

Lisa Dennis 306.861.3194

Bree Patterson Associate Broker 306.861.7478

Laura Nieviadomy 306.861.0464

Learn more at or call 306-848-1000 for more information.

RE/MAX Weyburn Realty 2011 136A 1st Street NE, Weyburn 306.848.1000 Each Office Independently Owned and Operated



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• Bookkeeping • Year-end preparations • Assistance with Canada Revenue Agency • Register for GST, PST and WCB • GST, PST, and WCB filings • Corporate taxes • T5 investment slips • Payroll and remittances

• T4 employee slips • Petrinex for oil production accounting • Cortex invoice submissions for oil and gas companies • Open invoice submissions for oil field invoicing • AgriInvest and AgriStability preparation • Trust and Estate planning and tax filings • Assisting Executors • Consulting for business operations

• Consulting for corporate structure • Assist businesses with evaluating key performance indicators • Tax planning and estimates • Reorganizations • Amalgamations and windups

For Individuals:

• Personal taxes • Consulting for when to incorporate • Business advice for self-employment

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