ReFINEd Weyburn & Area - Summer 2021

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Prairie Sky Co-op Home Centre is Bigger and Better than Ever


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WEYBURN & AREA Volume 6 Issue 3 Summer 2021 Editor Brook Thalgott

Publisher’s Message


askatchewan summers—is there anything better? Walking to get ice cream, barbequing, bonfires, boating, camping, gardening…honestly, even cutting the grass. Everything is just a little bit better during summer months.

Summers call for time outside with family and friends. Whether you’re taking in the warm summer sun at home in the yard or on the deck, enjoying a vacation or at a campsite, try the pitcher drink recipes throughout this issue. The pandemic has kept many of us in our homes but if your home isn’t providing you with the space or functionality that you want or need anymore, it might be a good time to start looking for something new. Check out our editorial on how to choose the right real estate agent. It provides helpful insight to help you choose the agent best suited for you. Speaking of spending more time at home, maybe you have found freshening up your space is all your home needs. Our cover this issue features Prairie Sky Co-op’s new Home Centre. We are thrilled to have this amazing new building in our town. It really is bigger and better than ever. They have more room for new products plus with the extra staff they can help you with all your home building and renovation needs. We have many wonderful businesses featured throughout this issue. Reading their stories and seeing their familiar faces is a great reminder to go visit them and spend your money where it matters most. With all the time we have been spending at home and in our city, it really shows how vital our local businesses are to us and our community. We are so grateful to have received some astounding testimonials from various clients this issue. They give you some insight into what advertising in our magazine looks like. We would like to say thank you to our clients for giving us the opportunity to work with you and help with your marketing needs. Happy reading and have a wonderful Saskatchewan summer!



Design Ghislaine Moffitt Cover Photography Images By Jon Gillies Photography Big Dog Photography, Christan Barker Photography, Images By Jon Gillies, Vanessa Lanktree Photography Contributing Writers Brook Thalgott, Kali Holdstock, Kiteen Mainil Marketing Executives

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DEPARTMENTS 8 | AT HOME How to Choose the Right Real Estate Agent 22 | HEALTH Good Health is the Best Wealth – Boost Your Immune System 30 | COVER FEATURE Building Up – Prairie Sky Co-op Home Centre is Bigger and Better than Ever

36 | BUSINESS Know Your R-Value – Energy Efficiency Makes Cents 46 | STYLE & BEAUTY Freshen Up Your Space 54 | COMMUNITY It’s Selfie Time – Explore Weyburn 6  ReFined WEYBURN & AREA

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How to Choose

the Right Real Estate Agent Choosing the right realtor makes the buying and selling process easier. It’s one of the most important decisions you make when buying or selling a home. A good agent can help you navigate the process with minimal stress, whereas someone not so skilled may make the process harder on you and your family. 8  ReFined WEYBURN & AREA



hen you’re ready to choose a real estate agent, the first goal is to find someone you can trust and feel comfortable with. You also want to work with someone who is easy to communicate with and has proven local knowledge of the market. When you are searching for the right realtor, there are no dumb questions. Ask about anything and everything you can think of. This will help you learn about the agent and identify potential red flags. You want your goals to be their No. 1 priority.

Ensure you hire an agent who is willing and able to answer any and all questions you might have about the home purchasing process.

Consider compatibility and personality When you are buying a home, you will be spending a lot of time looking at homes in the company of your realtor. Ensuring your personalities mesh is important. Take your time choosing someone who is relatable and is a good fit for your personality. Choose for you, not for the house. If you are a “move forward and get things done” kind of person, do you want a super laid-back realtor or vice versa?




You need to choose an agent who you feel comfortable around and who shares your way of embracing life. Whether it’s business or pleasure, finding the right person comes down to principles and values. Look for open, honest communication and trust As the client, you begin the dialogue. Pay close attention to the agent or broker and how they listen and ask questions. Ensure you hire an agent who is willing and able to answer any and all questions you might have about the home purchasing process. Ask about how often the agent will communicate with you. As a seller, ask about the ways the agent will market your home. If you’re a buyer, ask how frequently you expect them to send you listings. Look at the agent’s work. The easiest and most valuable way is to review how they’re marketing other properties. Look at their listing materials, website, brochures and signage.

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Pay attention to their personal appearance. Look for passion, conviction and honesty. Finally, whether you are buying or selling, determine if the realtor is honest and straight-forward about real estate market conditions. An agent who is more interested in telling you what you want to hear is not the best choice. This is one of those life situations when even if the truth hurts, you need to know. Local experience matters Check on the real estate agent’s experience, education, productivity and references. Accomplished agents know the market and the best strategies to sell your home. They should know the trends and be on top of all the latest market statistics. They should be there to guide you and offer recommendations when necessary. Ask a potential agent how many years they’ve been buying and selling homes, and what types of services they provide. Inquire about the basics, like average time


on the market for newly listed homes and average sale prices. Ask about their average list-price-to-sale-price ratio, as well as the amount of time it typically takes their clients to find and close on their new home. You’ll want to choose a real estate agent who has a proven track record of getting buyers into homes quickly at a good price. What your realtor does Your realtor wears many hats, as they have many roles to play, depending on whether they are representing you as the buyer’s agent or the seller’s agent. As a local expert, they look out for you, they can provide guidance on neighbourhoods that would be a good fit for you and your family. It’s their job to schedule showings, do research on different homes that are in your desired neighbourhoods, and maintain a list of professionals who they work with to help you throughout the home buying/selling process.

The Right Real Estate Team Makes All The Difference “You're only as good as the people you surround yourself with,” says Winston Bailey, owner. Winston is proud of his sales team, they offer great service with ethics, professionalism and loyalty. It's our mission to always put the needs of our clients ahead of personal gain.

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LETTER OF THE LAW Schuck Law Firm Carries on Horner Tradition 2021 has seen big changes for many of us, and this includes two Weyburn families – Don and Diane Horner, and Steve and Armanda Schuck.


on Horner joined Kim Thorson as a partner in the practice of law in 1998. Kim was the successor to George Hardy’s practice and George had been the successor to the MacDonald, Neville and Hardy practice of the 1960s. Together Kim and Don practiced under the name Thorson & Horner for nearly 15 years. In 2007 Diane joined the firm and soon became the office manager. When Kim retired at the end of 2012 at the age of 80, Don and Diane continued the business under the name Horner Law Office. In early 2021, with both of them approaching 70 years of age in May,

they decided that it would be a good time to retire and pass the long-time business onto another lawyer with a passion for law and for serving Weyburn and surrounding community. “We are fortunate to have worked in Weyburn, and we wanted to have a young lawyer pick up the mantle and carry on serving our many clients,” says Don. That wish was granted in the form of Steve and Armanda Schuck.

The Next Generation Steve Schuck is a born and raised Weyburnite with a family background


rooted deep in the law. Steve’s father Tom practiced law in Weyburn for over 40 years and brothers Joe and Mark also received law degrees. Steve attended the University of Saskatchewan, studying finance before earning his J.D. from the University of Saskatchewan College of Law in 2014. After finishing his law degree, Steve returned to his hometown to practice law. He and wife Armanda happily made their home in Weyburn and settled down to build their careers. In 2021, the opportunity to take over the Horners’ practice presented itself, and Steve and Armanda leaped at



“Our clients, past and present, are in fantastic hands with Steve and Armanda. We have no doubt Schuck Law Firm will provide the same quality, professional service they have come to expect.” - Diane Horner

the chance. “Don and Diane built an impressive firm here in Weyburn, and I am so happy to be able to carry on what they created,” says Steve.

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Passing the Torch The transition began in April, with Don and Diane exiting into retirement at the end of June. The Horners are thrilled to see their legacy live on with the Schucks. “Weyburn is underserved when it comes to legal services,” says Don. “To have a lawyer want to practice in a more rural area is wonderful.” Diane echoes Don’s sentiments. “Our clients, past and present, are in fantastic hands with Steve and Armanda. We have no doubt Schuck Law Firm will provide the same quality, professional service they have come to expect,” says Diane. “From my career as a manager I recognize a great team dynamic and that is exactly what Don and Diane have built. The team at the firm are exceptional at what they do and the service they provide to clients. There is a personalized touch with each interaction. Steve and I are lucky to get to work with such an amazing


team and clients for years to come!” says Armanda.

The Practice Schuck Law Firm is a general legal practice, offering a diverse set of services to Weyburn and southeast Saskatchewan. Steve handles everything from simple legal transactions like property sales and wills to more complicated legal work like farm succession planning and the sale of businesses. He has experience in complex matters including corporate reorganizations and the sale and purchases of both assets and shares; large real estate transactions including farmland, and high-value estates and wills. Steve is well-versed in the legal needs of the southeast’s oil and gas sector, and has also earned his certification in Interdisciplinary Collaborative Law. “Whatever your civil, corporate or legal needs are, we can help,” says Steve.

Giving Back Like his predecessors Don and Diane and his family, Steve is also committed to his hometown. “My parents have

Schuck Law Firm can assist with all your legal needs including: • Residential, Business and Agriculture Real Estate • Farm Succession Planning • Corporate Law – Incorporation, Reorganizations, Sales, Purchases, Agreements, Annual Maintenance and Record Keeping.

been community-focused for as long as I can remember, and I am proud to carry on that tradition,” says Schuck. Steve is the current board chair for the Weyburn Group Home Society and chair of the Mental Health Review panel for Southeastern Saskatchewan. He also enjoys serving the business community as a vice-president on the Weyburn Chamber of Commerce Board. In his spare time, Steve coaches the 5- & 6-year-old Jiu jitsu classes at the Weyburn MMA Club Inc. and participates in the adult classes as well.

Big Change in a Small Package Not only have Steve and Armanda embraced their new roles as law firm owners, but they have also started another new job: first-time parents. They welcomed son Alexander Kristopher Schuck on June 1st, making 2021 a big year in more ways than one. “We are over the moon with our son Alexander. Each day we see his little personality growing and could not be more excited. At two weeks he

• Wills and Estates – Wills, Powers of Attorney, Estate Administration including obtaining letters probate, Trusts, Power of Attorney, Health Care Directives. • Adult Guardianship, Separation Agreements, 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 is already smiling and listening to dad talk about his favourite areas in law,” says Armanda.

Ready to Serve Serving clients from 8:30 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday, Steve and the law firm team are there to provide the quality, professional legal advice and services you have come to expect from Horner Law Office. Learn more at and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. Schuck Law Firm 21 5th Street Weyburn 306.842.2722




With over 30 years of experience, our team will work with you to design your space. Whether it is a budget-conscious renovation or a luxury build, our team can help your vision come to life.

Our business is dedicated to attention to detail, quality workmanship and innovative solutions. We pride ourselves on our experience and continued excellence to assist our clients create the home of their dreams. Our showroom features a large selection of brand name flooring, including Mirage, Armstrong and Mohawk, to name a few. We also offer custom cabinets, window coverings, countertops; including laminate, quartz and granite, cabinet fixtures and wallpaper to bring your vision to life.

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She Loves Your Home as Much as You Do Holdstock Designs Makes Your Home Projects Come Together


By Brook Thalgott Photos by Christan Barker Photography

tarting (and completing) a home decorating or renovation project is right up there on the stress-o-meter with shopping for a new bathing suit. It can take forever, you’ll second-guess yourself, and there’s a good chance of your tears falling into a tub of ice cream. I know of what I speak, because I am in the middle of a major renovation and there are three kinds of ice cream in the freezer waiting for me. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. You can make your home reflect who you are, and you can do it without a breakdown.

Call for Help Weyburn’s Kali Holdstock, and her company Holdstock Designs can save

you time, money and heartache because she knows what she’s doing. Kali can take your collection of ideas, hopes and dreams for your home and turn them into reality. Really. “You can’t do a million things. No one can,” says Kali. “You’re busy, and you need someone to ‘herd the cats’ and make your project come together. That’s what I am here for.” Kali can act as a general contractor for major projects, handle your interior decorating needs for a whole project or a single room, or be your personal shopper to tie it all together with some final touches or a simple refresh. Whatever your style, budget or project size, she will take care of it—and end the weepy tears over a bowl of Rocky Road.

Side Hustle - SS306 Kali also exercises her creativity with her lines of jewelry and candles, all made by hand in Weyburn. Jewelry has been a labour of love for two years, and you can find Kali’s works in 13 stores throughout Saskatchewan. Her gemstone-based pieces are handcrafted with the same care and attention she applies to her home projects. “I work with gems, leathers, cork, wood, beads and more to create earrings, necklaces and bracelets,” says Kali. Kali is also an artisanal candlemaker, hand pouring clean-burning soy-based candles into jars, tins and melts. She offers more scents than you can even imagine, with everything from floral to fruity, earthy or masculine. Her “Animal People” candles are a major hit with cat and dog lovers alike, and she also offers room and linen sprays, too.




for good), Kali also has big plans for her Signal Hill Centre space. “We have a fantastic space for events and workshops, and I am excited to start offering in-person events,” she says. She’s developing workshops for candle making, wedding favours and much more. “I am also open to partnering with other businesses and artists to develop events, classes and workshops.”

Make a Connection

Your home should tell the story of who you are and be a collection of what you love. - Kali Holdstock

A Little Advice Before you start a project, Kali has some thoughts on what you should consider. First, think about how your ideas might impact the resale value of your home. “While your home dreams are important, you should also think about where to put your money to get the best bang for your buck,” she says. “You might love a bright red, diner-style backsplash for your kitchen, but if a home sale is eventually

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in your future, potential buyers may not love what you do. It’s about balancing what you love with what adds value.” Kali will work with you to make the best decisions for your home now and in the future, maximizing your ideas and your money.

Get Worked Up As COVID-19 restrictions ease (and we hopefully say goodbye to the pandemic


Whether you’re in the market for candles, jewelry or a guide on your home décor journey, Kali Holdstock is ready to help. Find Holdstock Designs at Signal Hill Centre at 424 10th Ave SE with hours listed on her Facebook page. Learn more at and follow on Facebook and Instagram.

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Good Health is the Best Wealth

Boost your Immune System re you sick of talking about COVID-19? Yeah, me too. But I am going to do it briefly right now. I don’t know about you, but I haven’t had a cold, cough or sniffle since the pandemic hit, and that is likely due to all the handwashing, keeping my distance from people, and wearing a mask. Say what you will about our public health precautions, but they worked great for keeping all the bugs at bay. As we (hopefully) ease our way back to some sort of normal, our germ exposure is going to climb and those coughs, colds and flus are waiting to make their way into our noses, throats, lungs and stomachs. To which we say: NO THANKS. Luckily, besides keeping up with good hygiene and even wearing a mask on occasion where bugs lurk, we can do quite a few things to prevent getting sick.

Treat Yourself Right The biggest thing you can do to start helping your immune system is adopt a healthy lifestyle. We hear that all the time and it’s true. Your health will improve immensely with a few lifestyle changes that I am sure you already know, but are worth repeating again: • Quit smoking (or better yet, never start) • Eat your fruits and veggies (five a day will do wonders) • Get some exercise (more than once do it regularly)

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• Drink alcohol in moderation (two drinks instead of six)

broom) and vitamins like Vitamin C which can help combat colds.

• Hit the hay (get enough sleep regularly)

Other things to augment your diet include healthy fats like olive oil, and probiotics from yogurt, kefir and kombucha. Also, get off the sugar. I know. It’s hard. I am a sugar junkie. But it’s worth it. Try to get down to two tablespoons per day. And, you might see the sugar reduction lead to a reduction on the scale too. Sugar consumption is linked to obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes, which all weaken your immune system.

• Watch your weight (carrying around extra pounds is hard on your heart and your joints) • Cut the tension (reduce the stress in your life) Don’t just take our word for it—this advice comes straight from Dr. Suzanne Cassel, an immunologist at Cedars-Sinai, the Los Angeles-based academic healthcare organization and Harvard Health Publishing at Harvard University’s Medical School. We think they probably know what they’re talking about.

Speaking of Eating Right When you’re planning your menu, try to incorporate more whole plant foods into your diet. Fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts and legumes are full of good stuff for your immune system—and so many are grown right here. Throw chickpeas into a salad, add flax seed to your bread, and trade that sugary dessert for a big helping of fruit (Saskatoon berries? YES PLEASE). The benefits are fantastic, as many of these foods are chock full of antioxidants (great for combatting inflammation linked to heart disease and some cancers), fibre (nature’s


Move It Not only have researchers taken a deep dive into COVID-19 from a vaccine point of view, they have also looked at other factors that can help prevent infections. Did you know acute viral respiratory infections are the main infectious diseases in the world, even without a pandemic? A recent literature review published in Clinical and Experimental Medicine on how exercise can help the immune system found that “the practice of physical activities strengthens the immune system, suggesting a benefit in the response to viral communicable diseases. Thus, regular practice of adequate intensity is suggested as an auxiliary tool in strengthening and preparing the immune system for COVID-19.”



“regulate immunity, for example, to enhance anticancer and antistress immune function and exert antiinflammation effects.” Getting poked can do a lot for you.

Get Some Help Back to those experts at Cedars-Sinai, their research has shown that massage therapy can increase the activity level of the body’s white blood cells that fight viruses. Not only can a massage leave

you feeling great and refreshed, but it can also boost your immune system to combat bugs. Another study from Evidence-Based Complementary Alternative Medicine in 2015 found that acupuncture can

Even practicing yoga can help with your immunity. Researchers found that yoga has a promising anti-inflammatory effect on the body, according to the Journal of Behavioral Medicine. Consistent yoga can yield the best effects for you—so go ahead and get bendy. It’s good for you!

THE WHOLISTIC WAY TO HEALING Trusted and established in Weyburn. Ramona and Taka can provide you with the following services: Acupuncture

Flexibility and Mobility (Foam Rolling and Active Isolated Stretching)


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Massage therapy (Bamboo, Hot n cold stone, Relaxation and Therapeutic) Ramona Iida B.ED., R.M.T., C.J.M.I., Massage Therapist and Certified Fitness Trainer 306.861.9546

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Tropical Party Margaritas 1 pineapple, sliced into chunks 1/4 c. fresh lime juice 1-1/2 c. orange juice 3 c. pineapple juice 1 c. orange liqueur (Triple Sec, Cointreau, Grand Marnier) 1 c. tequila Flaked salt Lime slices In a large pitcher, combine juices, tequila and liqueur. Add pineapple chunks. Chill until ready to serve. To serve, rub glass rims with ice and dip in salt. Add ice to glasses and pour. Garnish with lime slice.

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hat an exciting time! A new pet is a wonderful addition to any family. There are many things you should consider when getting a new pet. Here are a few questions to ask yourself: • What type of pet am I looking for? • How much will it cost? • Who will take care of my pet? • Do I have time for another pet?


The excitement is extremely high when you bring your new puppy, kitten, hamster, or bunny home. That intense excitement fades over time, and the chores are not all that exciting. Discuss this with all family members so that everyone is onboard before choosing a new pet. Who will potty train your furry little family member? A puppy will need late night let outs and those accidents need to be cleaned up. If you are thinking of getting a mature pet, they also have daily needs. Who is going to feed and water them or take them for a walk? Who is going to take control of that pooper scooper, clean out the bunny cage, or change the litter boxes? STAY SAFE

It is important we keep our pets safe. Proper enclosures are a must when we are away. You do not want to come home to a chewed up electrical cord, shredded curtains, or an escaped puppy from the back yard. Are there any toxic

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plants in the back yard or house plants that they may ingest? Puppies love to chew on EVERYTHING! If they can get a hold of it, they will chew it. PAY THE BILLS

Expenses: Budgeting for a new pet is also important. A pet has many expenses. Whether it is their daily food requirements, toys, treats or a trip to the vet clinic for their annual vaccines. Just like kids, some pets require a series of vaccines when they are young. These vaccines continue throughout their adult years. Unexpected costs may also arise from things like outgrowing their enclosure (or chewing their way out) and now they need a new enclosure. It is important to plan for unexpected veterinary expenses for sickness or any injuries. Pet insurance or a savings account for those daily or unexpected expenses is a sure way to alleviate the financial stress.

Do your research. There are many types and breeds of pets. You may be looking for a sweet, cuddly kitten to keep you company. Maybe you would like an energetic, athletic Labrador to join you for your daily jogs or to play catch with. Whatever furry, feathered or scaled pet you are looking for make sure it fits into your lifestyle. Locally owned and operated, Prairie Animal Health Centre is a full-service animal hospital that handles emergency and non-urgent medical, surgical, and dental issues for pets and large animals.


Dogs require a minimum of basic training and children need to learn the basics of dog behavior. Puppies and kittens’ resort to biting and chewing and kids often play rough and tough. It is important that we teach or furry family members that playing never includes putting their teeth on human skin. DO YOUR HOMEWORK

Are you looking for a high energy companion or a low maintenance friend?


Melissa England, RVT Prairie Animal Health Centre 416 7 St NW Weyburn 306.910.PAHC (7242) 108 Breeze St, Highway 39 W. Estevan 306.634.7123

Enjoy the Little Things

Pet Valu has all the advice and supplies you'll need, including: Food and hay Treats and chews Salt and minerals Vitamins Bedding and cage liners Play pens

Small animals make wonderful pets. With the right habitat and care, guinea pigs, gerbils, hamsters, rats, bunnies, skinny pigs, ferrets, chinchillas, beta fish, fresh water and tropical fish, budgies and finches make wonderful companions.

Exercise wheels Pet Valu's animal care experts can help you decide which friend is best for you and your home, and what their care needs are.

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Building Up Prairie Sky Co-op Home Centre is Bigger and Better than Ever By Brook Thalgott Photos Images by Jon Gillies


f we have learned anything from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that our homes are our soft place to land, and that local business really matters to our community’s success. These two lessons are coming together in a big way with the new Prairie Sky

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Co-op Home Centre. “I am very excited to see the new home centre getting ready to open and am proud of this investment that Prairie Sky Co-op has made in the community. This facility will offer new products and services that would not have been previously available


in Weyburn,” says Kevin Arthur, General Manager, Prairie Sky Co-op. Throwing open its doors to Weyburn and area on July 5 with a grand opening planned for July 22, the new Co-op Home Centre is taking all things

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As owners, Prairie Sky Co-op members also receive a portion of any profits earned by their local co-operative association. Based on 2020 purchases, Prairie Sky Co-op allocated $1.6 million back to its members. And just over $854,000 total cash will be paid out to members, making the total cash being paid out since incorporation over $53 million!

Kevin Arthur, General Manager

construction and home to another level. “Our new Home Centre is 21,000 square feet, with five times the sales area as our previous space,” says Jodie Mantei, Co-op Home Centre manager. “We’ve expanded the product lines we have always carried and added a ton of new products too.” FIND WHAT YOU NEED Now offering far more than just “the basics,” the Co-op Home Centre can provide everything you’ll need for a home project right here in Weyburn. The display areas are full of what you’re looking for in flooring, lighting,

cabinetry, countertops, finishings and more. “We have a full kitchen cabinetry and countertop area, showing our selection of Kitchencraft cabinets and finishings,” says Jodie. “There’s also a bathroom cabinetry area, as well as a great selection of tubs, showers, toilets, fixtures and bathroom accessories.” Prairie Sky Co-op now carries granite, quartz and traditional countertops for kitchens and bathrooms. If you’re in the market for flooring, you’ll find samples of tile, laminate and vinyl plank, both in-stock or available for order. As for lighting, there’s an array of stylish


choices for indoor and outdoor, including kitchen, bath, dining and more. Doors and windows are also found in-store, with displays you can view and touch— goodbye brochures. GET OUTSIDE Prairie Sky Co-op Home Centre has also expanded into outdoor living, with an all-new seasonal area. “We’ve got everything you need for the summer, including outdoor furniture, barbeques, and lawn and garden supplies,” says Jodie. Landscape projects will come alive with soils, landscape rocks, edging, pavers and tools, and you can build



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or repair a fence with posts, pickets, barbed wire and more. TOOLED UP The Home Centre has more power tools than ever, adding Milwaukee tools to their lineup. Plus, you can find whatever hardware you need to get the job done—plumbing, electrical, home repair—you name it. “We’ve got way more than just the essentials now,” says Wade Christopherson, Home Centre hardware manager. FOR THE PROS

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Prairie Sky Co-op Home Centre has also built up its offering for Weyburn’s contractors with a separate entrance and delivery service. “We have a dedicated contractor centre with a service desk, and two drive-thru bays to serve you,” says Dustin Gerry, Home Centre lumber manager. “We know you’re busy, and we’ll get you on your way as fast as we can.”

Prairie Sky Co-op Home Centre also has extended shopping hours at the new location: 7 am – 7pm Monday to Saturday 10 am – 5 pm Sunday

THE HELP YOU NEED With the major expansion, the Home Centre has also added staff to help you find what you need. “We have doubled our staff, adding 10 new positions to the store,” says Jodie. “Whatever you’re looking for, we can help you and provide the advice and customer service you have come to expect from Prairie Sky Co-op.” They have also added mobile payment with their free delivery in Weyburn. SEE IT FOR YOURSELF Head to the new Prairie Sky Co-op Home Centre and see what all the fuss is about. Opening July 5, you’ll find the new building and the team at 15 Courtlin Road, Weyburn with new extended hours—7 am to 7 pm Monday to Saturday, and 10 am to 5 pm Sundays. Learn more at and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

Prairie Sky Co-op Home Centre 15 Courtlin Road Junction of Hwy 13 & 39 Weyburn 306.848.3691 (Contractor Service) 306.848.3694 (Customer Service)




Genco Asphalt Inc.

(formerly Souris Valley Paving Inc.) is locally owned and operated by the McClement family and has provided Estevan, Weyburn, and surrounding area with paving services for over 25 years. We’ve built a reputation on value and quality. That’s something we’re proud of. Whether you need a newly paved road, commercial parking lot, or an acreage driveway, we deliver our highest level of quality. We stand by our work by providing our customers with a warranty.

Congratulations to Prairie Sky Co-op on their new home centre building! We are grateful for the opportunity to work with you.


Classic Pimm’s Cup This is a classic British summer drink and it’s best by the pitcher.

1 c. Pimm’s No. 1 liqueur 3 c. ginger ale or lemonlime soda Thin slices of orange, lemon and strawberries.

Dallas Pizza 72 3rd St, Weyburn 306.842.2933

Ice In a tall glass or pitcher, mix Pimm’s with soda. Add fruit, stir. Serve over ice.

Liquor Spot 310 Souris Ave, Weyburn 306.842.4283


KNOW YOUR R-VALUE Energy Efficiency Makes Cents

Do you know what R-value is? It’s the measure of insulating material’s ability to resist heat travelling through it; with higher values representing better thermal performance. Your home’s R-value matters because it’s integral to its performance as a system—especially when to comes to heating and cooling. In Saskatchewan, as we all know, heating and cooling are incredibly important most months of the year. Energy efficiency might not be the sexiest home design trend, but it is one that directly impacts both your comfort and your wallet.

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house operates as a system so all the elements of a house—the environment, envelope, mechanical systems, and occupant activities— affect each other, and the result affects the performance of the house as a whole. Making energy efficient upgrades can make the whole system work better.

Insulation Insulation acts as a barrier to heat gain and loss. This is particularly true in floors, walls, ceilings, and roofs. In most homes, insulation is the most cost effective and practical way to make your house energy efficient. By insulating your house, you’ll stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Insulation helps you save up to 40 per cent in cooling and heating bills. Moreover, it may reduce condensation at home. This goes miles in providing health benefits through a reduction in dampness and mold. Spray-foam insulation is made of plastic resin (think soy-based resins or resins made from recycled plastic) and a catalyst, which is prepared and applied on the job site. Whole house foam insulation costs a few thousand dollars and, as you would expect, is unlikely to help you make a killing on the local real estate market. However, targeted insulation projects that address specific issues with your property or help you to extend the usable living space by a considerable amount, could well net you a positive return when the time comes to sell up and move on.

Heating and Cooling Systems HVAC systems tend to represent the largest single category of energy end use in most homes. These projects can have significant expense savings as well— cutting heating bills by as much as half (depending on the unit selected and envelope and air tightness of the home). All systems have energy rating codes, which indicate their efficiency. Ask your

contractor to explain the difference in numbers. Contractors can now install hot water circulating loops that use a small pump to accelerate delivery of hot water to remote fixtures, which works great with low-flow fixtures.

Windows R-values are most commonly associated with wall insulation and if you think of it in that respect, better-insulated windows

As well, there are new insulation products on the market that can maximize your energy efficiency potential. Manitoba’s AMC Foam offers several options usable for both home renovations and new construction. The company’s Logix, Halo and Heat Sheet products are insulation solutions that can help maximize your home’s energy efficiency.




value of your home and make it more comfortable year-round. Plus, the federal government has recently announced the Canada Greener Homes Grant, offering homeowners up to $5,000 to make energy efficient upgrades. This, coupled with the provincial government’s Home Renovation Tax Credit, means now is the time to see what you can do to upgrade your home’s energy performance.

(higher R-values) slow the rate of heat transfer (heat resistance) through the window. The higher the R-value, the greater the resistance to heat and the better the insulating properties. In the winter, heat stays in and in the summer, heat stays out. Windows with higher R-values translate into: • Lower energy consumption in the home • Reduced solar heat gain • Consistent temperature uniformity and increased home comfort

Solar panels We can’t talk about energy-efficient home design without taking a look at solar panels. More homeowners are

adopting solar energy than ever before, and for good reason. As solar technology improves, many people are finding the benefits of solar panels are worth the investment. Solar panels are designed with one purpose in mind: to harness the power of the sun and create usable electricity. This means you can sit back and relax while the sun does the hard work for you. As solar panels become cheaper to make, homeowners are finding systems to be more affordable than ever before. The cost of installing a solar panel system depends on your utility’s policies, how much sunshine your home gets, and the size of system you purchase. As R-values go up, your costs go down. Energy-efficient upgrades will not only shrink your utility bill, but they can also increase the

ICF built home

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If you’re considering building a new home, think about ICF (Insulated Concrete Forms). This new technology is revolutionizing building and is an excellent choice for both basements and above-grade walls. ICF combines insulating polystyrene with reinforced concrete into “building blocks” that are durable, moisture resistant, sound blocking and engineered to last. Plus, construction time is far less. “ICF offers a performance value of R40,” says Conrad Hoeppner, vice-president of sales at AMC Foam Technologies. “Regular ‘stick’ construction offers an R-value of R14 to 15. Compared to that, ICF’s insulating properties are outstanding.” ICF offers homeowners an excellent solution for basements and homes that can stand the test of time and our climate.

ICF Advantages

EXCELLENT VALUE FOR MONEY LOGIX Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) gives you a wall system that’s not only long-lasting, quick to build, sound-proofed, energy-efficient and fire rated for up to 4 hours. Engineered for superior performance, LOGIX gives you more wall for your money.

BUILT TO LAST Buildings constructed with LOGIX are designed to last for centuries. LOGIX ICF walls conserve precious natural forest resources, and their energy efficiency reduces fuel consumption.

Photos supplied by AMC Foam



LOGIX walls offer you a quieter, more tranquil interior environment. A LOGIX wall can easily achieve a sound transmission twice as high as a typical wood-framed wall. Loud noises outside a LOGIX building will be reduced to a whisper inside.

ICF Walls don’t need an extra vapor barrier. For below-grade applications, LOGIX provides a waterproofing system that ensures a comfortably dry basement. Improved air quality is another benefit as LOGIX, it keeps moisture and mold out.

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Swayze Concrete Ltd. Weyburn 306.842.6558 Carnduff 1.888.222.7649 306.482.3617

L-R Ryan Skjerdal and Tanner Wahl, owners

Water and Flood Damage Water Damage can be floods, sewer backups, burst pipes and more. At Megadry, we provide fast, safe help to you and your family. As soon as we get the call, we will come in and clean, dry and sanitize your home—providing you with a safe environment again.

Weyburn’s Only Local Disaster Restoration Company

When to call? If you have a flood, it can take a while to receive an adjuster or find out your coverage. We will come out at no charge to assess the situation and give you and your family options. Our phone is available 24 hours a day. Asbestos Homes built before 1990 carry the risk of having asbestos. Our team can take samples and send them away to ensure your house is safe. Fire Damage From fire damage to smoke and soot, our trained staff can help every step of the way. Roto Rooting: As we clean your sewer, we use a state-of-the-art camera to ensure that your sewer is thoroughly cleaned.

When in doubt, give Megadry a call! 306.842.6342





roprietors and partners often ask if they should incorporate. Every situation is unique.

There are a few terms that you should be aware of: • Proprietorship/partnership – are businesses that are operated by an individual or several individuals and the net income is reported on personal tax return. • Corporation – is a business that has issued shares to its owners and there can be one or several shareholders. The net income is reported on a corporate income tax return. • Net income – this is your gross revenue less expenses incurred directly or indirectly to generate revenue. Proprietorship/Partnership – Reasons to Incorporate: • Year-end is required to follow the calendar year • You pay personal taxes on all net income earned which can create a tax burden each year • Your business activity is at high risk for lawsuits • You want a barrier between you and your personal assets • You no longer want to contribute to the Canada Pension Plan • Your lifestyle cash requirement is less than your business is generating • In most circumstances, corporate tax rates are lower than personal tax rates

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• Greater estate planning options • Utilizing the capital gains exemption

Incorporation of Your business – Benefits: • Flexible year end – you can select any fiscal year end date • Limited liability – liability is limited to assets held within the corporation; your personal assets would not normally be at risk should the business fail to pay its debts. However, directors can be personally liable for certain corporate debts. • Tax savings and deferrals – the corporate tax rates for small businesses can be quite low when compared to personal tax rates. This provides an opportunity to defer taxes by leaving funds in the corporation. • You will only pay personal taxes on the amounts you withdraw from the corporation instead of paying personal tax rates on all net income • If you are building your business to sell, then the capital gains exemption may be utilized reducing personal taxes. • The corporation continues after the death of a shareholder and can be transferred to heirs or sold. Disadvantages of Incorporating Your Business • Professional fees are expensive – this includes incorporation costs, preparation of shareholder agreements, annual legal filings, accounting fees to file annual corporate income tax returns, and administrative burdens. • Losses are more difficult to use and cannot be applied against personal earnings.


• There are some circumstances where more taxes are incurred through a corporation compared to a proprietorship/partnership. • Incorporation is for net income earned after incorporation and cannot reduce the tax burden that resulted from earning income as a proprietor/partner.

Summary If your net income is nominal or a loss, incorporation may not be for your business at this time. If your net income is more than your lifestyle requires, incorporation may be a benefit. You have more questions? The above is not all-inclusive, and every business situation is unique. If you have questions or concerns contact your Chartered Professional Accountant or legal counsel.

Nancy McMahon, Chartered Professional Accountant

604 Government Rd, Weyburn 306.842.5344



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Tools of the Trade Fisk Repair & Rentals has What You Need to Get the Job Done By Brook Thalgott Photos Images by Jon Gillies


here’s a tool for every job, and you’ll find pretty much all of them at Weyburn’s Fisk Repair & Rentals. The long-time city institution has been around for more than 50 years, and one thing has stood the test of time: their commitment to friendly customer service and expert advice. “We’re here to make sure you get the quality equipment you need with a smile,” says owner Keith Schmeltzer, who took over the company five years ago.

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Fisk Repair & Rentals proudly serves Weyburn and southern Saskatchewan as a premier provider of tools, outdoor power equipment, maintenance and repair services, and rentals. In-store, you’ll find an impressive selection of tools and equipment from the brands you know and love. The company is also proud to now carry Husqvarna tools, a new addition to Fisk Repair in 2021. “We’ve got the quality brands we know get the job done,” says Keith. “Besides


Husqvarna, we also offer products from Stihl, Cub Cadet, Hustler, Kohler and more.” Not only do they sell lawn and garden equipment and small engines, but Fisk Repair also rents a huge variety of equipment. Whether you need something as simple as a hedge trimmer or a Bobcat, you can find it and rent it for as long as you need. There are tools for both residential and commercial use,

“We’re big supporters of Weyburn Minor Ball, and the Weyburn Agricultural Society. We love our city, and we’re happy to help out when we can.” - Keith Schmeltzer

and the Fisk Repair & Rental staff can guide you to the equipment you need for your project. “We’ll help you get the tools you need, and provide you with the knowledge to use it,” says Keith. Their knowledgeable, skilled team of technicians can service all the major brands they carry. Plus, they are stocked with major brand parts—able to provide whatever you need when you need it. “If we don’t stock it, we’ll get it,” says Keith. Fisk Repair & Rentals also does more than just provide tools to the Weyburn area. They’re also proud to give back to the community. “We’re big supporters of Weyburn Minor Ball, and the Weyburn Agricultural Society,” says Keith. “We love our city, and we’re happy to help out when we can.” Need a tool for a project at your home or business? Look no further than Fisk Repair & Rentals. Open Monday to Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, find them at 1355 Coteau Avenue West in Weyburn. You can also learn more at and follow them on Facebook.

Fisk Repair & Rentals 1355 Coteau Avenue West Weyburn 306.842.2303









ires aren’t something we think much about until we need to replace them. Kal Tire has some advice that you need to think about when it comes to your vehicle’s tires and their performance.

The Differences The rubber compound of winter tires has been designed to stay soft and provide grip at temperatures of +7°C and below. All-season and summer tires have a harder compound that provides a better grip at temperatures above +7°C. This means you have to change your tires with the seasons.

Winter Year-Round Winter tires are designed for use in one season: winter. Though using 3-seasons in the winter could be more harmful than if you were to use winter tires year-round, if you drive your winters in warm months, you’ll sacrifice performance, fuel economy, and your tires’ lifespan. The good news is, there is a dedicated winter tire that doubles as a summer tire. It’s called the all-weather tire, but we’ll get to that in a moment. For now, why shouldn’t you drive winter tires in the summer? Winter tires use a more aggressive tread pattern that grips onto ice and snow and

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pushes away slush, while 3-season (allseason) and summer tires have a finer tread that grips pavement in warm and dry as well as in mild, wet conditions. Using winter tires year-round can lead to faster and/or uneven wear because on warm and hot road surfaces, a winter tire’s rubber compound wears quickly and more unevenly. Winter tires are meant to last two-to-three seasons, but when they’re mounted on a vehicle for 12 months consecutively, they need to be replaced sooner. Winter tires aren’t designed for performance on dry or wet pavement. Designed to give superior traction on ice and snow, winter tires lose their handling ability when driven on dry or wet roads. The softer, squishier compound of a winter tire decreases maneuvering and braking response in warmer weather and can cause excessive noise when driven on dry pavement. Finally, winter tires in summer decrease your fuel economy. The rolling resistance caused by driving winter tires in the off-season also translates to spending more at the pump. Summer tires have a harder compound that makes them roll smoothly, and that means more fuel savings.

However, while all-weather tires are safe to drive in most winter conditions, if you live in an area where you consistently face heavy, hard-packed snow and ice, including black ice, winter tires will provide the braking and cornering grip you need.

Learn More Want to know more about tires and what your vehicle needs? More than just tires, Weyburn Kal Tire are the experts in Brakes and Front ends with three Journeyman Red Seal Auto Technicians to look after all your mechanical needs.

All-Weather All Year If you only have the budget for one set of tires to use throughout the year, one solution is to look for all-weather tires. Nokian all-weather tires are designated with reliable grip and stability that can be driven in both the colder and warmer months.


Kerry Roberts Kal Tire 25 3rd Street South Weyburn 306.842.6661


Freshen Up Your Space By Kiteen Mainil

This article is a little different from my usual fashion-focused content, but spring to me means a time of renewal. What better way to showcase that than with a recent home refresh?! If you have a dark and dingy space in your home, now is the perfect time to freshen it up! 46  ReFined WEYBURN & AREA



ur living room was that space for me. You all know how much I love incorporating earth tones into my outfits. Turns out I also could not stop incorporating them into our living room as well! Our space was full of dark brown tones. Dark wood floors, dark brown trim and dark brown furniture and décor. It was just too much…brown. Let me share with you a few things that made a big impact when it came to refreshing our living room! The first thing I did was contact The Willow Branch about painting our walls. It’s incredible what a fresh coat of paint can do! It instantly lightened and brightened the vibe in our living room. I regret not doing this years ago. Please don’t be like me— stop waiting and freshen up your walls! You won’t regret it.




The next thing I did was partner with an interior designer. I know what looks good and goes together when it comes to clothing, but I struggle when it comes to visualizing how to style spaces in my home. This step may not be necessary for everyone, but Citizen Design Co. helped me so much with the overall design and vibe of our refresh. They were my sounding board for all the design and décor questions I had. From recommending the pendant and dining room lighting, explaining why a larger area rug works better in my space, to how to properly hang my drapes—they were a huge reason our refresh turned out so well! Speaking of lighting, changing up your kitchen, island, or entry lighting is one way to instantly refresh your space as well. Try swapping out some of your darker pendants for glass or lighter pendants. Something we also did was change the lightbulbs from a warmer tone to cooler—talk about an instant room brightener! Last but not least, consider swapping out some of your winter décor for items in bright, fresh summer colours! Bonus points if you can incorporate fresh flowers into your décor. I recently bought a bright mustard yellow vase to add to our coffee table basket, as well as some faux eucalyptus garland for our mantel. These small changes really can make a big impact and refresh your space!

Kiteen is a farm girl who loves to share her passion for fashion and real-life moments with her kids, Violet & Leo with her online community. She shares her mom-friendly, affordable style in the hopes of helping those like her find confidence and self-love. To learn more, visit @kiteenmariee kiteenmarie kiteenmarie

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HOME DECOR AT ITS FINEST! Countertops Flooring Home Decor Painting Services Various paints

Work from local artists:

H & D Crafts Saturday Morning Seasonals J & L Custom Wood Décor Little House on the Corner Big Muddy Candles SS306 Glenda Lloyd Rustix

The Willow Branch | 123 2nd Street NE, Weyburn | 306.848.0290 |




PERMANENT MAKEUP What You Need to Know


onsidering permanent makeup? Have some questions? Beautiforever PMU has answers.

Q: Is permanent makeup different from semi-permanent makeup? And is permanent makeup REALLY permanent? A: Permanent and semi-permanent makeup are the same thing. They’re just called different things by different artists. Technically, permanent makeup CAN last forever and can make a permanent change to your look. Most liability insurance companies that insure permanent makeup artists will require the artist to call it permanent makeup.

environment, aftercare, skin products used, other treatments you get, age of the client, skin type of the client and more. For example, if you are a person who exfoliates daily, you will fade your permanent makeup faster than someone who doesn’t. If you work outdoors in the sun, wind, rain, and other elements, your permanent makeup will fade faster than someone who works indoors. If you are a younger client in your 20s, you usually have a faster cell turnover rate than a client in their 60s and your permanent makeup will fade faster. Anti-aging skin care products usually contain things like retinols, AHAs and BHAs. Thease are all chemical exfoliators that increase cell turnover which will, in turn, fade your permanent makeup more quickly. Skin type is another huge one. People with oily skin tend not to hold pigment well for long and usually require more upkeep than someone with dry skin. When it comes to a procedure like eyeliner, wearing eye makeup, sleeping on your face, rubbing your eyes, or not wearing sunglasses, may fade your your eyeliner tattoo more quickly. Q: Will I need touch-ups, and if so, how many? A: Micropigmentation is an investment because nothing lasts forever. Typically, clients need their initial appointment, and then a touchup four to eight weeks

later. In rare cases, a third appointment might be necessary. From there, refresh appointments need to be done once a year to maintain the look, but some people will be able to go 18 months to three years without needing a refresh. Everyone is different. Q: Does permanent makeup hurt? A: At the most, mild discomfort can be expected. Most clients do not feel any pain or discomfort, and some even fall asleep. A topical 5% Lidocaine is applied to numb the area before hand, and a secondary numbing is used throughout the procedure. Q: How long does an appointment take? A: Appointments take between one to three hours. Touchups are around one to one and a half hours and initial appointments range from two to three hours. Most of the appointment time is spent on prep and mapping. Q: How do you determine the shape or color for my permanent makeup? A: There are many factors that lead me and my client to a mutual decision when it comes to shape and colour of pigment used. I am an expert when it comes to choosing a shape and color for your treatment. However, I make sure my client is heavily involved in my choices and we agree on everything together.

Permanent makeup is like a tattoo in the process, but it does not go as deep into the skin. Artists use semi-permanent pigments and not inks, hence why it doesn’t usually last forever and is therefore, commonly referred to as semi-permanent. Permanent makeup is intended to be semi-permanent. Q: How long do results last? A: The short answer is six months to five years. It’s typically about one year and I recommend annual touchups. The long answer is final finished results will last differently for everyone. Factors that determine the longevity of your permanent makeup include:

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Brow healing process


Nano brows

This is my work, but it is your face. I use a mapping string for eyebrows to achieve the most precise and balanced brows as well as factoring in things like face size, shape, bone structure, and other facial features. For colour I ask your preference and when possible, I ask you to bring in your brow product for me to see and do a swatch. When we think we have chosen the correct color of pigment I do a swatch on your forehead. This shows what the color will look like on your skin, keeping in mind that it will heal lighter. For a first-time client who is nervous about change, I usually go thinner and lighter at the first appointment because you can always go thicker and darker later. Eyeliner and lips are a little simpler. For eyeliner, I ask you what you like in terms of color, thickness, shape etc. When it comes to lips, I work within your vermillion border as much as possible to enhance your current shape (I cannot make your lips bigger) and we choose a colour together.

could heal into an undesirable colour. Also, there is the rare chance that you get an infection post-procedure and need to be put on antibiotics—compromising your health for something that could have waited. Also, most liability insurance plans do not cover a technician if anything during or after the procedure goes wrong. Let’s keep you and your baby safe!

Ombre/powder brows - Before & After

some don’t care what they look like while they are healing and go back to work the next day. Someone who does not work in close quarters with the public and has a job that doesn’t require vigorous activity usually choose to go back to work the next day.

Q: What is the downtime like for permanent makeup? A: You may have mild swelling and redness. The pigment will be much, much darker than the eventual healed result for up to 10 days. No makeup is to be worn in the area until completely healed. Some discomfort may occur until it is healed and can be combatted with Advil, Tylenol or a cold compress. Some people who work closely with the public will chose to have their procedure done on the day before their weekend, some choose to take a week off work, and

Q: Can I get permanent makeup while I’m pregnant or breastfeeding? A: No. I know that when you are on maternity leave and staying at home that it would be nice to use that home time for healing brows but that’s a huge no-no for many reasons. Pregnancy and breastfeeding change your hormones which changes the skin, making the results unpredictable. You could lose all the pigment before it has time to heal, or it

Harmony Blunt, owner

Beautiforever PMU Inside Tessa’s Beauty and Wellness 307 Souris Ave., Weyburn 306.861.8650 Facebook @beautiforever Instagram @beautiforeverpmu

Lips; before, immediately after, healed before touch up




Metaphysical shop featuring products from local artists.

Offerings: Intuitive Readings, Reiki, Past Life, Mediumship Sessions, Classes & Workshops, and Meditation evenings.

Owner Colleen Marcotte has been working with Spirit for the past 20 years

Hours: Monday - Friday 10:30 - 5:30, Saturday 10:30- 5:00 | 122B 3rd Street NE Weyburn | 306.861.2648 |

DOUBLE MEDAL WINNER at Saskatchewan Hair Skills competitions.

Before & After

Dynasty Hair Designs is family friendly for women, men and children. Services offered

I'm Callie Efford I'm originally from the small town of Manor, SK and moved to Weyburn in 2009. I have two cats named Scar and Fendi. I love spending summers at Kenosee Lake camping and boating with my family. I love doing colour corrections and balayages. I always wanted to be a hairstylist and I am so thankful to be able to take the course and work here in Weyburn!

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We are located at

127 2nd St NE Weyburn, SK 306.842.2808 Visit us on Facebook & Instagram: Cal's Beauty Corner

Book your color & haircut with Callie before August 31 and recieve 20% discount on your service plus 10% discount on retail purchases after your service.

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OPEN DAILY: Monday-Friday 11AM Saturday & Sunday 10AM Closing Time Subject to Change


It's Selfie Time


Explore Weyburn Show off your selfie skills and your hometown pride to your followers. There are many picturesque places around the city that will make you, and Weyburn, shine.

1. The Moffet Stairs in River Park 2. Under the Prairie Lily at the Soo Line Historical Museum 3. Wheat Sheaves at the Riverside Boardwalk 4. Water Tower at Signal Hill 5. Weyburn Courthouse 6. Hangar in North Weyburn 7. 3rd Street Flower Planters 8. Big Trees at River Park 9. Trees along Saskatchewan Drive 10. Souris River Walking Bridge

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2021 Visitor Guide is now available!


We have gone digital, scan the QR code to view the guide

Watch for new guides throughout the summer on family friendly spots, best patios in Weyburn, best selfie spots and more.

Watch our Social media pages for the summer-long Scavenger Hunt presented by Weyburn Tourism.

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Mom’s Rum Punch 1 c. orange juice 1 c. pineapple juice 1 c. fresh squeezed lime juice 2 c. white rum 3 tbsp. grenadine

Dallas Pizza 72 3rd St, Weyburn 306.842.2933

Sliced pineapple or strawberries for garnish Combine juices, rum and grenadine in a large pitcher. Chill until ready to serve. Serve over ice and garnish with pineapple slices or strawberries.

Liquor Spot 310 Souris Ave, Weyburn 306.842.4283

Watson Ranch, Surprise Valley Rm No. 9 MLS# SK855518 Description 15 quarters of deeded land (2069 acres) plus 1 quarter of crown lease land (73 acres). The land runs along the West, East and South side of Lone Tree Lake which is a deep freshwater lake used for boating and water sports with approximately 2 miles of lake front exposure. All land is fenced with an abundance of water supplied by the lake, spring fed dugouts and 3 wells. The yard site includes a move-in ready house as well as several outbuildings and livestock handling facilities. This is a turnkey operation, ready for a buyer looking to either start or expand an existing livestock operation. The land also includes aggregate deposits with an existing gravel pit and sand pit. The Native Prairie land is very scenic with rolling hills covered in teepee rings and other interesting landmarks. This is a rare opportunity to own very desirable grazing land that is surrounded by lakes and springs. Call the listing agent for more details.

Watson Ranch black angus cattle available for purchase with land.

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Property Details Price$1,875,000 Type: Farm Property Sub Type: Ranch Total Land Area: 2069 Listing Parcel Count: 15 Property Offered: Buildings and Land Water Source: Wells Other Buildings: Barn, Shed Fences: Barbed Wire

House Details Year Built: 1945 Architectural Style: One & 1/2 Sq.Footage: 928 sq ft Exterior: Vinyl Roof: Cider Shingles Basement: Full Basement, Fully Finished Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2

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