Refined Weyburn & Area V3 I3 Summer 2018

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Fresh | Local | Living

Reason to borrow


Breathing Room

Attention Homeowners: Imagine a durable, versatile and attractive patio cover, one that delivers shade on hot days, protects your family from harmful UV rays and keeps your deck and outdoor furniture dry during a rainstorm. Suncoast Enclosures will custom build your louvered roof as an addition to your home/business or as its own free-standing patio cover. Our built-in guttering system effectively channels away rain runoff to prevent flooding and structural damage. The louvers are charged by an efficient solar panel and are operated by a hand-held remote. Open the louvers slightly or up to a full 180 degrees to increase ventilation and control the amount of sunlight or shade on your patio. Suncoast Enclosures offers a screened-in outdoor area that allows you to enjoy your deck, pool, spa or patio without the sense of being enclosed in an indoor space.

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WEYBURN & AREA Volume 3 Issue 3 2018 Editor Tonya Lambert Design Ghislaine Moffitt Cover Photography Vanessa Lanktree Photography

Publisher’s Message

Photography Images By Jon Gillies, Megan Ebel, Morgan Grainger, Vanessa Lanktree Photography

The long days of summer are upon us. These days leave us with extra time to enjoy Mother Nature. Make sure you take a few moments to take it and appreciate this colourful time of year.

Contributing Writers Brook Thalgott, Erin Legg, Jaime Johnson, Kiteen Mainil, Susan Gellert, Tobie Hainstock, Tonya Lambert

The cover of our summer issue features a hardworking group of gentlemen in the home service industry. We have JJ Fisher with Driftwood Irrigation and Landscapes, Wayne Ebel with Ebel Contracting and Supply, Justin Iversen with DSI Contracting, Ryan Swayze with Swayze Concrete and Vinny Goodfellow and Mark Schmidt with Quality Plumbing and Heating. They are a great group of businessmen operating top-notch companies that can assist you with all your home needs, whether you’re building new or renovating.

Marketing Executives

Britany Culham 306.861.1255

You don’t have to stress about dressing your crew for your next family photo session. Kiteen Mainil offers you great tips and ideas in the style editorial. Our home section has an informative editorial on beautifying your outdoor space, and if you’re considering updating the look of your exterior, we have an editorial on just that.

Patty Stables 306.861.9678

Get ideas on how to have your truck stand out from the crowd with the editorial on accessories. Did you know that your mental health and your physical health are intimately interconnected? The editorial on the connection will give you ideas on improving both. If you wonder why shopping local always feels so good check out our Uniquely Weyburn feature. It explains how money spent locally has a higher percentage of staying in our community. Go out and support a local business today! If you’re looking for a new summer drink recipe to compliment your barbeque or gathering try our refreshing maple whiskey lemonade. As always, thank you for your support. It inspires us to continue to bring you a quality, local publication. Happy reading!




Darryl Ward 306.861.6969 Publisher Brooke Ward 306.551.4789 Distribution & Subscriptions: ReFINEd Weyburn & Area is published by ReFINEd Lifestyles Magazine Ltd. ReFINEd Weyburn & Area is independently owned and operated. Opinions expressed in ReFINEd Weyburn & Area are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the publisher or advertisers. ReFINEd Weyburn & Area does not assume liability for content. All rights reserved © ReFINEd Lifestyles Magazine Ltd. Reproduction in whole or part without permission is prohibited. For permission contact the publisher.

Come, wander and see all the new styles of furniture that are arriving!

Warmer weather is here, and it’s time to refresh your home! At Weimer’s Hometown, we have everything you need to freshen up the functionality and fashion of your furniture. Come and see our great lineup of furniture from Palliser, Best, Ashley, Defehr. Check out the dining room sets from AAmerica and Winners. We also carry a wide array of bedroom furniture from Ashley and Defehr, as well as mattresses, such as Sealy Posturepedic, Tempurpedic or Kingsdown. Nothing beats a great night’s sleep… except maybe a massage from a Panasonic MASSAGE CHAIR! With a Panasonic Massage Chair, there are no time limits. Take 15 minutes or half an hour - as long as you need to work out those tight muscles and loosen up, so you can relax. “I have had mine for 14 years and after a day of receiving and loading furniture, nothing beats a massage in my massage chair!” says Brent, owner of Weimers Hometown.

Our friendly staff are happy to help you, one room at a time. 39 Riverview Drive, Weyburn | 306.842.6441 | Hours: Monday to Saturday - 9 am to 5:30 pm

Serving Weyburn & Area for 48 Years





DEPARTMENTS 8 | AT HOME Top Trends for Home Exteriors 15 | EVENTS CALENDAR 16 | COMMUNITY Building a Legacy Weyburn Beavers Baseball Club 36 | MOTORING Stand Out From the Crowd 40 | YOUR HEALTH The Connection between Mental and Physical Health 46 | STYLE & BEAUTY Style Guidelines for Family Photos 48 | BUSINESS & INDUSTRY The Same But Different







COVER FEATURE: Providing Excellent Work and Service


UNIQUELY WEYBURN FEATURE: Invest in Your Community

Take full advantage of your space with Loft patio doors! Loft extends your living space into the outdoors. Its lift mechanism ensures the large panels are easy and simple to move while providing unparalleled airtightness when closed. Two panel configurations — in lieu of three or four panels — define contemporary lifestyle and breathtaking atmosphere. Safe, durable, easy to operate and energy efficient, this door is the best from Novatech.

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TOP TRENDS for Home Exteriors By Jaime Johnson

Because we spend most of our time inside our homes, we often neglect the outside. However, the exterior of your home is equally important. It is what welcomes you home at the end of the day and the first feature guests see when they come for a visit. No matter your budget, there are several ways to maximize your home’s curb appeal with these latest trends in exterior home design. 8



DOORS Front doors are an important piece of your home’s design as they are the focal point of your home’s exterior and the gateway into your home. Many homeowners are looking for unique door design elements to give their house special character. The latest trends in the market are bright or contrasting colours that pop. Similarly, larger and wider doors are gaining popularity as they create a striking statement. Many homeowners are also favouring large and simple hardware as well as keyless entries rather than traditional lock designs.


EXTERIOR TEXTURE Natural building materials are making a comeback in home exteriors. Although traditional panelled siding, like vinyl, remains popular due to its durability and affordability, materials such as real wood, stone and brick are being used as interesting exterior accents. Using a mixture of brick and stone or wood creates dimension and boosts curb appeal. This includes natural or lightly stained finishes on garage doors and even front doors, too. The classic red brick finish is regaining popularity. It can add warmth when paired with a light brown or cream exterior paint.

Bright homes with plenty of natural light continue to be in vogue. New home designs will incorporate glass doors and walls, large windows or a collection of windows placed close together for maximum light exposure. Homeowners can expect to see windows with clean lines, simple shapes and more glass. Dark trim on windows is on trend as black can turn windows from something overlooked to an attention-grabbing design element. Windows made from higher-end woods, containing energy-efficient glass will also continue to be a popular trend.

ROOFING Bold colours and new textures are trending in roofing right now. Shingle, tile and tin manufactures have added dozens of new hues to their collections,


expanding beyond traditional greys and browns. Textural options such as dimensional shingles, composite or wood shakes, ceramic tiles and metal roofing are options worth considering when designing an on-trend roof. Energy efficiency is also an important focus as many homeowners are investing in solar reflective asphalt shingles and solar panels.

OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE Creating an outdoor living space is one of the biggest trends in homeownership now. All-season screen rooms, patios and decks are expanding to include outdoor kitchens, bars and lounge areas. Durable, all-weather materials like stone, brick and concrete pavers are used for walls, fireplaces, patios and kitchens. These multifunctional areas serve to entertain, lounge and maximize square footage.



L-R Lorna Glasser, Grant Glasser and Neil Glasser

STYLE, SELECTION AND SERVICE Now in Weyburn! By Tobie Hainstock Photos Cal Fehr


ophisticated, elegant and chic! Countertops are more than a functional part of your home, they also make a strong home fashion statement. Whether renovating your home or building new, you need a business that is well known for excellence in their industry. AWARD WINNING EXCELLENCE

For more than 17 years, The Bevelled Edge’s name has been synonymous with quality, expertise and affordability. “We are a smaller, family business, and we rely heavily on our solid reputation,” says Lorna Glasser, co-owner, “We make it a point to do everything we can to make sure that our customers are happy.” The Bevelled Edge has been recognized as Consumer’s Choice for Regina Countertop Supplier of the Year in 2018.



This award has been received by Bevelled Edge for six consecutive years. This honour doesn’t come easily. The Bevelled Edge offers a team of 14 staff members who work hard and have a deep level of expertise in their field. Glasser notes that it’s very important for the entire team to stay up to date on all of the latest styles and trends in order to serve their clients with the quality of service that they have come to expect. ONLY THE BEST PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Not only does The Bevelled Edge provide top quality laminate, acrylic solid surface, quartz and granite for customers’ countertops, they also have an incredible selection of tile backsplashes to add that finishing touch. And don’t forget the sinks and faucets!


Glasser is pleased to note that the installation crew is all on staff with The Bevelled Edge. There is no contracting out. “This provides our customers with a much better quality of service,” she adds. WEYBURN LOCATION

Since October 2017, The Bevelled Edge has expanded its reach to offer their incredible customer service and highquality products to Weyburn and area. Having been raised near Weyburn and with the support they’ve received from the area over the years; Glasser states that the expansion seemed to be a natural step to take. As part of their commitment to serving the area, The Bevelled Edge team member Josh Holman has moved to Weyburn with his family. “We are a local business. Josh and his family live and

Stop in and visit for personalized service, factory direct pricing and quality countertops.


Josh Holman

Consumer Choice Award Winner for 6 years in a row

The Bevelled Edge 411 Railway Avenue Weyburn 306.790.8488 1.844.790.8488

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 9:30AM - 5:30PM

work right in town and are actively part of the community,” comments Glasser. Conveniently located on Railway Avenue, The Bevelled Edge in Weyburn provides patrons with the same level of expertise as always. Glasser encourages everyone to stop in to their new location. “It’ll be

worth your while to visit our showroom. Talk to Josh about your ideas and about pricing.” She adds that samples are available for loan to help you with your design plans. For the best in style, selection and service; The Bevelled Edge is pleased to oblige you in their exciting new location!




Make Your Outdoors Beautiful By Brook Thalgott

Sit Yourself Down If you’re going to be outside all summer, you need to be comfortable. Outdoor cushion options abound, made with fabric that can handle the weather. Pad those outdoor chairs and couches, and add fun print and solid cushions to style it up right. It’s easy – just take the ideas you’ve used indoors and bring them outside. Your outdoor living room can be just as fabulous as the one inside.

Stamp that Concrete Concrete patios need not be boring any longer. Concrete stamping is all the rage, and can make your outdoor space one-of-a-kind. Stamp patterns can create surfaces that look like slate, granite, cobble stone, wood and more. It’s a great way to add your own flair to boring old concrete.

Plants and Pots Keep it simple. If gardening isn’t your forte or you want to spend your days relaxing and not weeding, fear not! You can have pretty plants without much effort. Greenhouses are full of prepared pots with beautiful flowers and plants that look great together. Simply pick the ones you like best, take them home and follow the care instructions. Voila! You’re a gardener!

Privacy is Possible Having a backyard oasis without the neighbours peeking in is possible. Lattice walls and climbing plants can provide a gorgeous outdoor feature wall that also creates a private place to kick back. English ivy, sweet peas, wisteria, clematis and even grapes (yes, you can grow grapes here!) are all wonderful climbers for lattice walls and fences – they are pretty and functional.

Accessorize Everything Your outdoor space can be styled with candles and lanterns – citronella comes in fantastic designs and keeps the mosquitoes away. Add in some cozy throws for nights around the fire when there’s a chill in the air, acrylic pitchers and glasses for serving up cold drinks, and an outdoor rug to bring it all together.




Welcome home, From backyard BBQs to drinks on the patio, we want to help you get there. Give one of our personal and professional agents a call today to get started.

Winston Bailey, Broker/Owner 306.861.2463

Chad Bailey, Realtor® 306.861.5163

Kristin Buck, Realtor® 306.861.1216

RE/MAX Weyburn Realty 2011 306.848.1000 136A 1st St. NE Weyburn Independently Owned & Operated

Zoe Buchanan, Realtor® 306.861.1616

Renée Johner, Realtor® 306.861.3528

Weyburn Fair Days

P.O. Box 699, Weyburn, SK S4H 2K8 P 306.842.4052 | F 306.842.1469

| JULY 1-8, 2018

4H Light Horse Show

Sunday, July 1

Community Movie Night @ Curling Rink

Sunday, July 1

4H Regional Show

Monday, July 2 – Wednesday July 4

Chuckwagon & Chariot Races

Monday, July 2 & Tuesday July 3

Swayze’s Saloon Beer Gardens

Monday, July 2 & Tuesday July 3

4H Fed Calf Sale

Wednesday, July 4

Toonie Admission and ½ Price Rides

Thursday, July 5

Canuck Amusements Midway

Thursday, July 5 – Sunday July 8

Food Alley

Thursday, July 5 – Sunday July 8

Swayze’s Saloon Beer Gardens

Thursday, July 5 – Sunday July 8

Ol’ McDales Friendly Farm Petting Zoo

Thursday, July 5 – Sunday July 8

Kids Tractor Pull

Friday, July 6 – Sunday July 8

Saskatchewan Cowboy Mounted Shooting Assoc.

Thursday, July 5 & Friday July 6

Souris River Rodeo

Friday, July 6 & Saturday July 7

Canadian Indian Relay Racing Assoc.

Friday, July 6 & Saturday July 7

Smoker Cook-Off Competition

Saturday, July 7 & Sunday July 8

Community Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, July 7

Dairy Queen Kids Rodeo

Saturday, July 7

“Rumble in the Ring” Demolition Derby

Sunday, July 8


Weyburn Fair Days 1-8 JUN Weyburn Fair Grounds

United Church Women’s Salad Smorg 7 JUN 11AM Grace United Church, Weyburn Weyburn Travelodge & Brothers Charity Golf Tournament 10 JUN 11:30AM Weyburn Golf Club and Weyburn Travelodge


Weyburn Oilwomen Association Inc. Golf Tournament 15 JUN 9:30AM Weyburn Golf Club Humane Society Food Booth Car Show 16 JUN RBC Royal Bank Corner, Weyburn Weyburn Security Presents the 8th Annual WDHF Charity Golf Tournament & Fundraising Dinner 26 JUN 9AM Weyburn Golf Club

Chamber Summer Parade 2 JUL 10:30AM Downtown Weyburn Souris River Rodeo 6 -7 JUL Weyburn Fair Grounds “Rumble in the Ring” Demolition Derby 8 JUL 1PM Weyburn Fair Grounds


Building a Legacy Weyburn Beavers Baseball Club

2015 brought Canada the bat flip, a pennant race and a punch, but more importantly, 2015 brought us a drastic increase in minor ball registrations. Baseball Canada saw an increase of approximately 14% from 2015 to 2016 in kids registered in leagues and programs all across the country. 2015 also happened to be the year that things turned around for the Weyburn Beavers.




After an urgent call for volunteers and support at their 2015 AGM, the Weyburn Beavers saw a good group of people come together to help make some changes. They worked hard at Tom Laing Park to bring up the quality of the field and the atmosphere that surrounds it. This led to a spike in our fan base and an East Division Championship. With a little bit of luck and a lot more hard work, the Beavers have been able to maintain a quality roster that performs well on the field and a solid group of people who keeps the gears turning on the otherside of the backstop. Around this same time, Weyburn Minor Ball was also seeing the same increase in registrations that the rest of Canada was and the Beavers knew that they had to be a part of it. By joining up with Weyburn Minor Ball to attend practices and games throughout the city, having teams out to take batting practice, holding ball clinics, and kids’ camps and hosting every Rally Cap, Learn to Play, Mites and Mini Division teams for their windups yearly, we were able to grow right alongside. By adding in school visits throughtout Weyburn and increasing that to small towns in the surrounding area, the Beavers have been able to make a mark on the youth of our community and grow the sport that you can tell they love very much. As part of the Western Major Baseball League (WMBL), all players in the league must have college eligibility. They hale from all over Canada, The United States and Latin America. The WMBL is Canada’s Premier Collegiate Baseball league and prides itself on bringing topnotch baseball to the Canadian Prairies. If you would like more information on the Weyburn Beavers or to find out how you can get involved, check their Facebook or email them at



Friday 1 - vs REG | Home Opener

Sunday 1 - 7:35 - @LETH

Saturday 2 - vs MEL

Monday 2 - @MH

Monday 4 - @YORK

Tuesday 3 - @MH

Wednesday 6 - vs REG | Chamber Night

Thursday 5 - @MEL

Thursday 7 - @REG

Friday 6 - @SC

Friday 8 - @MEL

Sunday 8 - vs REG

Saturday 9 - vs MEL

Monday 9 - vs SC

Sunday 10 - 2:05 - vs YORK | Bark @ the Park

Tuesday 10 - @ MJ

Monday 11 - @REG

Thursday 12 - vs MJ | Ladies Night

Tuesday 12 - vs FMM

Friday 13 - @MJ

Wednesday 13 - vs FMM

Sunday 15 - 2:05 - vs SC

Friday 15 - vs YORK

Monday 16 - vs OKO

Saturday 16 - vs MJ

Tuesday 17 - vs OKO | Emergency Responders Night

Tuesday 19 - @MEL Wednesday 20 - @MEL

Connect with us: Weyburn Beavers – WMBL @weyburnbeaverswmbl @beaverswmbl

Thursday 21 - @SC Friday 22 - vs YORK Saturday 23 - vs EDM Sunday 24 - 2:05 - vs EDM Tuesday 26 - @MJ Wednesday 27 - vs SC | School Night Thursday 28 - @BRK Friday 29 - @BRK Saturday 30 - @LETH

Wednesday 18 - @YORK Thursday 19 - @YORK Friday 20 - vs MEL | Billet Appreciation Night Saturday 21 - @MJ Sunday 22 - 2:05 - @REG Wednesday 25 - vs REG Thursday 26 - vs MJ | Men’s Night Friday 27 - vs MEL Saturday 28 - 1:05 - vs MJ | Fan Appreciation Sunday 29 - 2:05 - @REG

All games at 7:05 unless otherwise stated




Annual Tim Hortons Camp Day an Opportunit y to Support Local Youth Leadership By Erin Legg


or Joanne and Thomas Carisse, giving back comes naturally. “As business owners, we enjoy supporting the community that supports us,” Joanne says. Joanne and Thomas are the owners of Weyburn’s Tim Hortons, and they are continuously impressed with how residents commit themselves to local initiatives and fundraising events, such as the upcoming Tim Hortons Camp Day.

Camp Day will take place on June 6th, and Joanne and Thomas invite community members to stop by Tim Hortons for a coffee and the opportunity to change the lives of two local youths. Camp Day is a nation-wide fundraising initiative that supports the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation (THCF). THCF provides children with limited resources a signature camp experience, including participation in leadership development that ultimately boosts community spirit and involvement. Since its establishment in 1974, THCF has raised more than $200 million and sent 250,000 kids to camp. One hundred per cent of each hot coffee sale on Camp Day goes towards THCF. Tim Hortons customers can further support the charity by purchasing a limited edition bracelet for $2. The Weyburn Comprehensive High School Junior Achievers class is also committing fundraising to THCF through its business, Coast 2 Coast. Students make and sell coasters (sets of four) made from ash, birch or poplar. Each set costs $15, with 10 per cent of sales going towards THCF. To purchase your set of coasters, please contact the young entrepreneurs at Joanne is looking forward to a successful Camp Day. “It’s a chance to provide resources to kids who don’t always have the opportunities available.”

Tim Hortons Camp Day: June 6th, 2018

1060 Sims Avenue Weyburn 306.848.1055




Feel the Opportunities!

"Being an immigrant, I wanted to live somewhere safe for raising my family. We have been in Weyburn for nine years and we love it here. Walking in the parks, enjoying the small-town atmosphere and attending events, like the Car Club Show & Shine, are just a few things we love about Weyburn! If your looking for activities to do, you will find them here!” – Kathleen Uy, Détente Spa 11 3rd Street, Weyburn 306.842.4738


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY GOLD PLUS SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE $1500 (GST Included) INCLUDES: 20 Vouchers for 18 Holes (Cart Included) Advertising (Display Boards, Tee Boxes, Menus, Website)


Reserve the

Weyburn Golf Club Lounge for your next Business or Private Function! Banquet Menu Available | Groups up to 140 Safe Ride Home Programs Available Private Setting for You and Your Guests

$840 (GST Included) INCLUDES: 15 Vouchers of 18 Holes (Cart Not Included) Advertising (Display Boards, Tee Boxes, Menus, Website)

SILVER SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE $500 (GST Included) INCLUDES: 4 Vouchers of 18 Holes (Cart Not Included) Advertising (Display Boards, Tee Boxes, Menus, Website)


To participate in a tournament, visit to view our calendar or, if you would like to host a tournament, give us a call!

Bear Claw Casino & Prime Time Rodeo Present

August 8 & 9, 2018

Rough Stock Events - Bare Back, Saddle Bronc, & Bull Riding Beer Gardens & Food Trucks

Tickets - $10 Doors - 5pm | Rodeo - 6pm Tickets available at Guest Services or

Bear Claw Casino (306) 577-4577 Growlers Restaurant (306) 577-4258 Bear Claw Hotel 1-877-909-2327 Highway 9, White Bear First Nation North of Carlyle, SK

MAPLE WHISKY LEMONADE Ingredients 2/3 cup lemon juice 2/3 cup maple syrup 3 cups cold water Ice cubes 1 cup Canadian whisky 8 sprigs thyme 4 lemon slices, halved In large pitcher, stir together lemon juice, maple syrup and water. Fill six glasses with ice; divide whisky and maple lemonade among glasses. Garnish with thyme and lemon slices.





WORK & SERVICE For most people their home is the largest investment they will make. To ensure the money they put into their home is spent wisely choose a business you can trust. The businessmen featured operate top-notch local companies you can count on to can assist you with all your home needs, whether you’re building new or renovating.


Get to know Mark Schmidt and Vinny Goodfellow with Quality Plumbing and Heating, Ryan Swayze with Swayze Concrete, JJ Fisher with Driftwood Irrigation and Landscapes, Justin Iversen with DSI Contracting and Wayne Ebel with Ebel Contracting and Supply.




Driftwood Irrigation & Landscapes Creates Stunning Outdoor Spaces By Erin Legg

This spring marks the beginning of Driftwood Irrigation & Landscaping’s third year of business, and owners J.J. and Britney Fisher are eagerly embracing each project for the 2018 season.

J.J. Fisher Photo by Vanessa Lanktree Photography




What our clients are saying:

“J.J. and his team create beautiful, sustainable, low maintenance water features. I am excited to see the beautiful transformations the Driftwood team will make this season installing Aquascape water features! Keep up the great work!”- Matt Ewart


he husband and wife partnership cater to homeowners and business owners in and around Weyburn, bringing their clients’ outdoor visions to reality through a variety of services, such as irrigation, water features, paving stones, retaining walls, tree and shrub plantings, sod and artificial turf, sport courts, and gazebo and deck construction. One of Driftwood’s specialties is “waterscapes” — or the integration of water features in an outdoor living space. “I’m a water features guy, through and through,” said J.J. “The flow of water is very soothing.” Water features dramatically impact the peace and serenity of an outdoor area, and add extra beauty and interest for years to come. Driftwood works closely with clients to determine a water feature to suit their specific lifestyle, design preference and budget. To ensure client satisfaction, J.J. and his team utilize low maintenance water systems — such as the latest

PHOTOS ABOVE Morgan Grainger

technology by Aquascape Inc, the leading North American manufacturer of water gardens, features and ponds — and a variety of accompanying plants, rocks and other natural elements. “It’s essential to ensure easy maintenance,” says J.J. J.J. and Britney understand that their clients are committed to hiring innovative, process orientated and collaborative landscapers. This is why they are pleased to offer 3-D designs and virtual reality walk throughs. Most people have trouble understanding what they cannot visualize. A virtual walk-through of an outdoor space allows the homeowner or business owner to experience the full impact the final project will have on the existing area. Digitally creating a client’s yard or project in 3-D brings even the most complex or intricate project together in a unified presentation. When a homeowner is presented with a 3-D rendering, they are given the opportunity to visually explore


ideas before committing the time and money to the physical construction of the project. 3-D plans allow for spatial elements to be understood much more effectively, particularly when dealing with a multi-level plan such as a lower garden and raised patio area, for example. The renderings are extremely precise, which in turn simplifies the process — when every element of the design is laid out start to finish, it reduces delays in construction and helps keep the project on budget. To reserve your landscaping project with the Driftwood team of professional landscapers, or for more information on any of their services, please call 306.580.3371. Driftwood Irrigation & Landscapes Weyburn 306.580.3371




Ebels Contracting and Supply Ltd. started just over one year ago in Weyburn, providing landscape products and supplies for homeowners and contractors in southeast Saskatchewan. “We have supplied products on projects to many locations across the southeast, including Nickle Lake, Mainprize Park, Estevan, Arcola, Kisbey, Stoughton and Radville,” says owner Wayne Ebel.

Wayne Ebel Photo by Vanessa Lanktree Photography






bels, located on New City Garden Road, has everything you need to make your landscape project come alive. You’ll find 27 different types of aggregates, with options increasing all the time. Ebels also carries a variety of mulches and tree bark, including cedar mulch, fir bark nuggets in three sizes, acreage mulch and black spruce mulch. “We have something instore to fit your budget and your style,” says Wayne. Looking to improve your garden soil or install sod? Look no further than Ebels for everything you need. They can help you top up your garden or flowerbeds or help you prepare for laying sod. “We have fine-screened topsoil for your garden, and we can supply sod to finish your yard project.” If a lawn isn’t for you, Ebels can even provide artificial turf – including Bella Turf’s pet-friendly product for dog runs that’s antibacterial and has better drainage.

Need a new patio, sidewalk, wall, firepit or driveway? Ebels has a full line of Barkman paving stones, stack stones and retaining wall products, plus natural flagstone, too. Getting started is easy – stop by with your measurements and the Ebel’s team can help you from start to finish. For the backyard, you can find ready-toassemble firepits that don’t require you to cut any stones. Thinking about an irrigation system, a new pond or some outdoor lighting? Ebels carries fine irrigation brands like Hydro-rain, Rainbird, BluLoc, Turnseal, Hunter and others. They can help you repair an existing irrigation system or install a new one. Water features and ponds are also available. In store, you can find Aquascape, Atlantic and Airmax products just to name a few. Lighting your outdoor space is also easy with Ebels, as they can supply lighting for ponds, pathways and accent lighting for stairs and retaining walls. The company


even carries play structures for the kids. “Rainbow play structures are well-made, quality products, and we can help you select the right one for your family,” says Wayne. If you’re looking for landscape supplies to make your home or business look its best, stop by Ebels Contracting and Supply today. Let the Ebels team show you what they can do for you and your outdoor space. Visit them in person at 1560 New City Garden Road, Weyburn, or online at

Ebels Contracting & Supply Ltd 1560 New City Garden Rd Weyburn (306) 842-2000 (306) 861-9603



DSI Contracting


with the New Home Warranty Program

Building a new home should be an exciting and enjoyable experience. The best way to ensure this happens is to hire a builder that has a good reputation, great after-sales service and offers Saskatchewan’s best New Home Warranty. In Weyburn, that builder is DSI Contracting.

Photo by Vanessa Lanktree Photography





SI Contracting is the only New Home Warranty certified builder in Weyburn! Having a New Home Warranty is a great advantage to home owners for a variety of reasons: •CONSUMER CONFIDENCE - Your

investment will be in the hands of experienced professionals who are educated in the most up-to-date building codes and practices. •BANK REQUIREMENTS - To qualify for

a mortgage at many banks, it is required that the home be covered under the New Home Warranty Program. This also applies to any CMHC mortgage. Banks want to be sure the home they are financing is a well-built home that is truly worth the purchase price. •PEACE OF MIND – Should any

issue arise, you are covered under the New Home Warranty and won’t be responsible for any costs to repair. This is not always the case with in-house warranties: such claims are at the builder’s discretion and the warranty will disappear if the company closes. •RE-SALE VALUE – Your home will

receive a certificate of coverage. This coverage is transferable between owners, offering added confidence in your home’s quality to new buyers, giving you an advantage on the market should you decide to sell.


Saskatchewan’s New Home Warranty program is a third-party warranty. As such, it ensures coverage even in the event a builder refused to address warranty issues or went out of business. The Saskatchewan New Home Warranty would pay to have the issue fixed by someone else at no cost to you. All builders approved by this program have gone through an in-depth inspection period to ensure they are meeting National building code standards as well as the quality of workmanship that the Saskatchewan New Home Warranty program requires. To stay enrolled in the program, the builder must submit yearly financial information for review, so you can be confident the builder has the financial capacity to complete new homes successfully.

DSI is proud to provide a booklet on all our new builds, with information on all the different manufacturer’s warranties. You are able to see what is covered and for how long. Also included is information on how to apply for the warranties.

DSI Contracting has been a proud member of the New Home Warranty Program for nearly 10 years. We strive to bring our clients the best products and services. Offering the New Home Warranty is OUR guarantee!

1530 1st Ave NW Weyburn 306.842.0145

More information can be found at MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY

In addition to the protection from builder’s warranty, many products that go into a new home carry a warranty from the manufacturer. Generally, the better quality the products used, the better the warranty coverage; some products are even covered for a lifetime.






Ryan Swayze carefully surveys the yard, checks in with his team of skilled professionals, and reviews details of past, current and upcoming projects. He keeps his finger on the pulse of what’s happening at Swayze’s Concrete Ltd., because he understands that delivering quality services and products to his clients means everything.

Ryan Swayze Photos by Vanessa Lanktree Photography




Saskatchewan Demands a lot from its Exterior Concrete Concrete is the No. 1 building product in the world. When cared for, exterior concrete can last more than 50 years. Swayze’s Concrete is a proud member of Concrete Sask, and adheres to the organization’s best practices for concrete application and maintenance as set forth by Sask C-2: Saskatchewan’s Exterior Concrete Standard. A few tips for clients planning a new pour this summer include: • apply a concrete sealer every two years • avoid the use of de-icing products • frequently remove snow and ice For more information, please contact Swayze’s at 306.842.6558.

from reputable and educated supply companies, such as Swayze’s.


wayze’s has been a mainstay in the Saskatchewan concrete industry for more than 55 years. This family-owned and operated business has achieved its long-lasting success and incredible roster of satisfied clients because of the company’s dedication to providing top-quality concrete services and its adherence to these pillars: customer service, honesty, accountability and integrity. With a comprehensive service menu, including concrete supply, aggregate supply and hauling, crushing and screening, excavating and trenching, and sewer and water services, Swayze’s has successfully completed contracts for its diverse customer base, including homeowners, towns, cities and rural municipalities. Ryan explains that a contributing factor to Swayze’s longevity is its dedication to industry trends and standards, thus ensuring each client — regardless of the size of project — receives the best quality service, product and information available. One way the company

ensures this customer satisfaction is through membership with professional associations, such as Concrete Sask. Concrete Sask is an organization that represents, promotes and educates the more than 60 concrete plants (representing 90 per cent of the province’s ready-mixed concrete) throughout Saskatchewan, ensuring the production and application of highquality concrete and top-of-the-line practices. Why is it important to know Swayze’s is a Concrete Sask member? The roots upon which Swayze’s was built and the roots of each and every project the team completes is based on quality. And quality is essential to Concrete Sask. The organization recently mandated a quality standard — Sask C-2 — specifically designed for the province of Saskatchewan and to meet all requirements of the National Building Code Standards for exterior concrete. Sask C-2 certification ensures clients are receiving the best concrete


To ensure the integrity of its standards and members, Concrete Sask has issued a Sask C-2 concrete stamp to be applied when a concrete project has been completed by association members. What benefit does this have for the client? It ensures peace of mind — and when a client is investing their trust, budget and project with a company, this peace of mind is essential. The Sask C-2 concrete stamp is just another method by which Swayze’s ensures complete satisfaction. Swayze’s Concrete Ltd. employs hardworking, dedicated professionals at each of its operations through out southeastern Saskatchewan, with concrete plants located in Carnduff, Carlyle, Weyburn (a Concrete Sask-certified plant), Assiniboia and Gravelbourg. Both above-grade projects (such as garage pads, driveways or shop floors) and below-grade projects (pilings, basements or grade beams) are available through Swayze’s. Ryan encourages anyone with a concrete project in mind to contact him for planning and scheduling. When you’re looking for quality, Swayze’s is your answer. Swayze’s Concrete Ltd. 1531 Railway Ave Weyburn 306.842.6558




When No One is Looking By Brook Thalgott

Weyburn’s Quality Plumbing & Heating has earned the word “quality” in its name. A part of the Weyburn community since 1980, the company has been providing honest, reliable plumbing and heating services for nearly 40 years. Owners Vinny Goodfellow and Mark Schmidt purchased the company from the original owners five years ago, and the quality remains the same – excellent.

Vinny Goodfellow and Mark Schmidt Photo by Vanessa Lanktree Photography





e were offered the opportunity to buy the company we’d been working for in 2013 and grabbed the chance,” says Vinny. “We’re proud to carry on the Quality name and tradition.” With 24-hour oncall service provided by journeyman plumbers and gasfitters, Quality Plumbing & Heating has the skills and products needed for both residential and commercial customers. Fully insured, licensed, and bonded, the company installs and maintains heating, cooling and plumbing systems for homes and businesses. With summer just about upon us, Vinny and Mark have some advice for the cooling season. Remove the cover from your air conditioning unit, and make sure it’s free from debris. “The most common problem we see with air conditioners at this time of year is a plugged filter,” says Mark. “Keeping your filter clean is key to having a well-running air conditioner.” Annual maintenance will also ensure you get years of life from your air conditioner. “We will inspect your unit, test it for energy efficiency, check and clean the ventilation system, repair any leaks the system has and re-charge with refrigerant, and advise you of any repairs needed before the summer heat arrives,”

PHOTOS ABOVE Images by Jon Gillies

says Vinny. “We also handle repairs like hose leaks, wire shortages, compressor or blower motor repairs.” Quality Plumbing & Heating carries the Tempstar line of air conditioners. If you need a new unit, they can supply and install it. They have central and mini-split units available to cool any size home, apartment, or business. Tempstar also has a variety of air conditioning products. Summer also means outdoor watering and making sure your outdoor faucets are in good repair. “In the fall, we advise taking off and storing all your hoses and draining your outdoor faucets,” says Mark. “In the spring, turn on your outdoor water supply to make sure you don’t have any leaks or issues.” If you do, Quality Plumbing & Heating can repair or replace your outdoor connections. Quality Plumbing & Heating can also supply and install gas fireplaces – even outdoors. Outdoor gas fireplaces can make your outdoor space even more comfortable and stylish. Easy to maintain, they don’t require the extensive cleaning and firewood needed with a traditional fire pit. “We can customize to fit any size space inside or outside, for both residential and commercial use,” says Vinny. “If you have an existing fireplace that needs to be cleaned or repaired, we can do that too.” Quality Plumbing


& Heating can also handle natural gas barbecue hook-ups, too. The company can also tackle everything from furnace inspections, repair and replacement to any type of plumbing service, including installation, maintenance and repair for any fixture. “We can handle sinks, garbage disposals, dishwasher hookups, showers, bathtubs, toilets, laundry tubs and sump pits with pump,” says Mark. “We also repair and install water heaters and pipes. Our team works with new construction and remodeling projects from major overhauls or minor repairs.” Quality Plumbing & Heating also handles installations and repairs for boilers, in-floor heating systems, thermostats, air exchangers, unit heaters/radiant heaters for garages and shops, and other types of furnaces such as electric and oil units. No matter what your heating or plumbing needs are, Quality Plumbing & Heating can help. Call them at (306) 8423200 for all your heating, cooling and plumbing needs, and see them online at Quality Plumbing & Heating 4 11th St. NE Weyburn 306.842.3200



graham cracker crumbs, and combine together until crumbs are able to be pressed together and stick to one another. Press graham cracker mixture into a lined cupcake tin or non-stick sprayed cupcake pan. You only need a thin layer in each bite, so the amount will vary depending on the size of bite you are making. Set pan aside. In a small saucepan, combine berries, water and sugar, and simmer on medium-high heat. Stir occasionally, and cook for five to seven minutes or until mixture thickens. Once it’s a jelly-like consistency, remove from heat and set aside.

Mini Low-fat Blackberry Cheesecake Bites for crust

For Blackberry Swirl

16 graham cracker squares

3/4 cup fresh or frozen (thawed) blackberries

1/4 cup butter, melted

For Cheesecake Filling 4 ounces low fat cream cheese (room temperature) 8 ounces fat free plain Greek yogurt 2 eggs 1/2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla



1/4 cup sugar 1/3 cup water

Preheat oven for 350 F. In a food processor, pulse the graham crackers to crumbs. (Or you could also put graham crackers in a ziploc bag and pound with a rolling pin.) Pour melted butter into

For the cheesecake mixture, combine cream cheese, Greek yogurt and sugar in a medium-sized bowl and mix until completely combined. Add vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing completely between each one. Once mixed, drop about a tablespoon on top of graham cracker crusts. When finished, add about a half-teaspoon of blackberry mixture into the cheesecake, and swirl with a toothpick. Bake at 350 F for 15 to 18 minutes or until cheesecake is mostly solid. Let cool completely before removing from pan. Once mostly cool, you can place in the refrigerator overnight to finish setting.

Barber Motors

Austin Watson, Sales & Leasing Consultant

The 2018 GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and 3500 HD are the definition of a premium truck. Featuring the smoothest and quietest ride amongst all available 3/4 and 1 ton trucks. While riding in complete comfort, you are at the command of an available 6.6 Duramax Turbo Diesel Engine, the most powerful engine ever offered from GM. These trucks are designed, engineered and built to help you achieve more with the heavy duty capability of the Duramax paired with the everlasting Allison transmission. Offering robust payload and trailering capacity, the heavy duty truck gets the job done and then some. All GM HD trucks feature independent front suspensions that are designed for heavy-duty punishment as well as ride comfort. Advanced technology, legendary Allison transmissions, bestin-class available horsepower and powerful torque numbers, these are the building blocks for the heavy duty trucks. GM delivers all four to give you towing confidence every day. This is the place where comfort meets capability. Seats are designed for an all-day drive, and the quiet cabin is ideal for making a phone call or planning your next job. The GM 2500HD and 3500HD are as smart as they are strong, offering advanced technology to keep you connected with standard features like Chevrolet MyLink and GMC Intellilink paired with a 8-inch colour touch-screen display, available wireless charging station and available 4G LTE Wi-Fi®hotspot. With all the features of the HD trucks, it’s no wonder J.D Power named Silverado HD “Most Dependable Large Heavy Duty Pickup,” three Years in a Row. GM truly is professional grade.

FEATURES • 445 horsepower • 910 lb.-ft. of torque • 23,300 lbs. Max towing capacity • 2 year/48,000 Km Lube-oil-filter Maintenance • 3 year/60,000 Km New-Vehicle Warranty • 5 year/160,000 Km Powertrain Warranty

Austin Watson’s father’s 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 taking cows out to pasture

Barber Motors #1 Government Road, Weyburn | 306.842.6531 | 888.291.3921 | Open Monday - Friday 8:00am-6:00pm | Saturdays 8:00am-5:00pm


STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD The light duty truck is the most popular vehicle in Saskatchewan. Used for both work and play, these trucks are often customized and accessorized - for functionality, performance or looks.

Truck Protection comes in many forms, including seat covers, floor mats, mud flaps, wheel well liners, bed liners and fender flares. Safety Equipment like headache racks, backup alarms, safety whips and beacons are a necessity on most work sites. Storage Solutions such as under-seat storage boxes, tool




boxes, tonneau covers, fiberglass canopies and aluminum commercial caps keep our tools and toys safe and secure. Cargo Solutions like cargo racks, ladder racks, bed slides and cargo netting are invaluable when hauling large items. Performance improvements also come in many variations. Enhance your Engine Performance with cold air intakes, exhaust systems and tuners. Clearance Issues are resolved with leveling kits, lift kits, off-road tire and wheel packages, and body lifts. Lighting Enhancements such as HID and LED headlight upgrade kits, LED light bars and LED auxiliary lights, back up lighting, tailgate light bars and box lighting light up those long winter nights. Fuel Capacity is improved by adding fuel transfer tanks or auxiliary fuel tanks or replacing your OEM diesel fuel tank with a Titan Fuel tank. Enjoy taking part in this province’s many great outdoor activities? Hitch Solutions like 5th wheel hitches, goose neck hitches, trailer hitches, drop hitches, wiring kits and brake controllers help us tow our trailers to Saskatchewan’s many lakes. Racking Solutions such as sled decks, Thule roof racks, bed racks, bike racks, kayak and canoe racks, ski and snowboard racks, roof top and hitch-mounted cargo boxes help us haul all our ‘toys’ around. With so many options available, accessorizing your vehicle is a way to express your personality and individuality and truly ‘Stand out from the Crowd’.



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KAL TIRE: TRUE SERVICE By Jaime Johnson Photos Images by Jon Gillies

For most people, auto maintenance is not something they think about frequently. Many drivers also don’t understand how important regular oil changes and tire maintenance are to ensuring their vehicle runs smoothly and efficiently. 38



Every team member is personally committed to ensuring all customers, guests and team members return home safely.


ngines vary from vehicle to vehicle, and environmental regulations (fuel efficiency and emissions standards) cause engines to burn much hotter and work harder than vehicles did in the past. Conventional oil typically cannot handle the increased temperatures, while full or synthetic oils can. However, using the wrong oil could cause significant damage to a vehicle. Tire maintenance is equally important as tires influence a vehicle’s performance and overall safety. Bald or improperly inflated tires will affect braking and can cause a blowout, which may result in loss of vehicle control or an accident. The team of highly skilled automotive and tire technicians at Weyburn Kal Tire care about your vehicle and want to ensure that is operating optimally. Along with tire sales and installation, Kal Tire offers a full line of automotive mechanical and maintenance services such as oil changes, batteries, brakes front ends wheel alignments, engine electrical, drive

trains and cooling system repair. All of their products and services are warranty approved. Drivers do not need to have their oil changed at their dealership in order to keep their warranty in tact. Kal Tire meets equipment specifications laid out by each manufacturer’s guidelines. The Weyburn Kal Tire team includes two Red Seal Journeyman automotive technicians, two automotive apprentice technicians and several fully-trained tire technicians who are available around the clock to serve customers. They will ensure a proper oil service and four-wheel alignment six days a week. Kal Tire offers on-call service 24/7 along with three fullequipped service trucks for agriculture, highway trucking or oil well servicing. At Kal Tire, customers can be assured that their vehicle is well looked after as every vehicle receives Kal Tire’s True Service Inspection. This is offered regardless of the service needed – whether it is for a tire repair, tire purchase, mechanical repair or oil change.

Kal Tire’s #1 AIM is to earn the trust of its customers and build long-term relationships by providing a level of quality and value of both service and products that exceeds customer expectations. With on-going training, team and career development Kal Tire’s #2 aim is to continually improve every aspect of the business. This is achieved by listening to their customers and team members. They recognize their responsibility to their customers, Weyburn and surrounding communities as well as to the environment. Every team member is personally committed to ensuring all customers, guests and team members return home safely. This commitment to building customer trust is based on the values which Kal Tire’s founder, Thomas Foord, established his business. Born and raised in Instow, SK, Thomas Foord started Kal Tire in 1953 in the Okanagan Valley. The company is now one of the largest tire dealers in North American and has operations worldwide employing over 6,500 team members. Kal Tire is still a wholly Canadian-owned company and its dedicated service philosophy is rooted in its founding Saskathchewan values.

Kal Tire Weyburn 25 3rd ST S Weyburn Mon - Fri: 7:30am to 6:00pm Sat: 8:00am to 5:00pm Sun: Closed Phone: 306-842-6661 24 Hour Emergency Road Service: 1-888-KAL-TIRE (525-8473) Shuttle service Wheelchair accessible





The Connection between

Mental Health & Physical Health By Tonya Lambert


id you know that your mental health and your physical health are intimately interconnected? Fo r centuries, the Western world mistakenly viewed the mind and body as totally separate entities. Today, thanks to scientific and medical advances together with a greater appreciation for Eastern medicine and philosophy, we now realize that our body and mind are linked in many different ways, meaning that our physical health affects our mental wellbeing and vice versa. For example, a lack of physical activity increases feelings of depression and anxiety while poor mental health has been linked with such physical ailments as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal problems and obesity.



Here are some ways your mental and physical health are connected, together with suggestions on how you can improve both.

Nutrition/Diet A healthy diet is a key factor in both our mental and physical health. Inadequate nutrition contributes to the development of mental health conditions, including depression and anxiety. Eating a nutritious, balanced diet that includes proteins, minerals, vitamins, essential fats and complex carbohydrates while avoiding too much processed food can help alleviate these ailments.

Hydration A well-balanced diet includes adequate water. Dehydration can lead to cognitive impairment, mood changes and delirium.


Exercise All physical activity benefits both our mental and physical health. When you exercise, your brain releases chemicals called endorphins. These will improve your mood and increase your energy and alertness thereby reducing stress and the symptoms of depression while increasing your self-esteem, resilience, concentration and memory.

Sleep There is a connection between sleeping problems and mental illnesses like depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and ADHD. Lack of sleep also hurts your heart and can lead to weight increase. Getting enough sleep helps to regulate your moods and increases your mental resilience.

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FOR YOUR FURRY FAMILY By Brook Thalgott Photo Images by Jon Gillies

When it comes to the animals in our lives – be it cat, dog or farm animal – we want them to be happy, healthy and well-cared for. The Prairie Animal Health Centre, with offices in Weyburn, Estevan and Carnduff, provides the kind, quality care we all want for our furry and feathered family members. “From the time you bring your pet home, they become a special part of your life,” says Kristin Caldwell, Chief of Veterinary Operations. “The Prairie Animal Health Centre team knows this, and we care for your animals like we care for our own.”




Dr. Andrea Clarke | I have had


eyburn’s Prairie Animal Health Centre is a fullservice veterinary clinic that handles emergency and non-urgent medical, surgical and dental issues for pets and large animals. Owned by veterinarians Dr. Jeremy Ross and Dr. Carol Ross, Prairie Animal Health Centre provides veterinary services across the southeast. They are supported by six other veterinarians across the three practices and a team of dedicated veterinary technicians and support staff. No matter what care your animal needs, you can be assured they are in capable, qualified and caring hands. With a

24-hour answering service and three locations, the veterinary team can make calls to the field or see your pet in the office when you need it. Prairie Animal Health Centre knows that when an animal needs medical care, their owner wants the best care possible. The team treats their patients and their loved ones with compassion and care. The veterinarians and technicians are not afraid to get down on the floor with a scared, anxious animal to give the sense of trust and security the pet needs to feel safe and cared for. The clinic goes the extra mile for pets, including using


a lifelong attachment to animals and becoming a veterinarian was a decision made when I was in Grade 4. I went to the University of Manitoba, earning a degree in Agriculture (Animal Science) first, and then was accepted at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon. I graduated in 1992 and came to Weyburn to work for Dr. Gary Hoium. I met my husband while on the job. I live with my husband, two daughters (one is leaving the nest), two cats and three dogs on a farm where we get to enjoy the prairie wildlife and the great outdoors. Current interests include photography, hunting, and training and testing my two Drahthaars. I enjoy working in Weyburn. The community was welcoming when I first started and has been a wonderful place to have a career and raise a family. The bonds formed with numerous clients over the years will be treasured forever.



“We want the clinic to be a model for excellence in a rural mixed animal practice.” Dr. Cory Davis | I was born and

Dr. Catherine Colodey | I joined

raised in Sussex, New Brunswick, a small dairy and forestry town. As a young child, I always enjoyed being around the farm animals and often adventured around my uncle’s beef farm and the neighbour’s dairy farm. I completed a two-year pre-veterinary medicine program at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College before being accepted into the Atlantic Veterinary College in 2006. I graduated with my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Atlantic Veterinary College in Charlottetown, P.E.I in 2010 with a keen interest in cattle. I decided to venture to Saskatchewan to pursue beef cattle medicine at the Weyburn Clinic. I enjoy bovine reproduction, herd health analysis, feedlot management, sheep production and general surgery. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my wife, Catherine Colodey and our critters at home, as well as hiking, taking in community events and relaxing after a hard day's work.

the Prairie Animal Health Centre family in 2010. I was born and raised in Clyde River, PEI. Raised on a sixth-generation family farm that raised cattle, sheep, goats, rabbits, pigs and a multitude of “free range” poultry species, my love for animals came early in life. I was involved with 4-H and the Maritime and Canadian Angus Associations. I completed a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Prince Edward Island and then enrolled at the Atlantic Veterinary College in Charlottetown, PEI. After graduation, I moved to Weyburn to join the Prairie Animal Health Centre. My main interests in veterinary medicine include providing comprehensive dental care, as well as performing both oral and soft tissue surgery. At home, I enjoy gardening (year-round!), cooking, soaking up the sun on a sunny day outdoors and playing with my two cats, Simon and Sammy, and two dogs, Eddie and Higgins.

Feliway, a feline facial pheromone spray, in exam rooms and kennels to help make it less stressful for cats. The Prairie Health Animal Clinic staff love animals, and it shows in every exam and every procedure. Prairie Animal Health Centre clinics also provide care beyond your average rural practice. Your pet can have dental care, extensive orthopedic surgery, and even acupuncture and herbal medicine. No matter the care you seek from Prairie Animal Health Centre, it comes with their four core values: compassion, teamwork, professionalism and excellence. If your animal is in need of veterinary services, please visit Prairie Animal Health Centre at 416 7th St NW. For more information, please visit their website or call 306.842.7677.

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









ou may think that except for times of need, there’s no reason to talk to a funeral provider. But there is – and it’s a very important reason. We all make preparations for our family’s well-being in case of an accident or job loss. But it is just as important to plan ahead for the inevitable – to record and communicate our end-of-life wishes to help ease the stress and emotional burden on our families. Planning your funeral in advance is one of the greatest gifts you can give your family. It can eliminate guesswork for your family, and with the assistance of a trained funeral provider, it is very simple to do. Some conversations are easier than others; some are harder. Perhaps one of the hardest is the conversation regarding our own death and that of making our final arrangements. It’s just not a “comfortable” conversation and in general most of us find death an uncomfortable topic, especially our own. During a conversation with a funeral provider you will soon discover that planning before a time of need is more about protecting the ones you love, than it is about death. For many of us, protecting the ones we love has been an important part of our lives. We’ve protected them by caring for their well-being and planning for their future. Planning is something we

have always done, and continue to do. It makes sense to prepare for things that might happen and makes even better sense to plan for something that we know will happen. Pre-planning can be as simple as four steps: Reflect, Record, Secure and Share. It begins with reflecting on what is important in your life. The next step is to record your wishes to make sure that your loved ones know exactly what you want. The third step is to secure your decisions financially so that you won’t leave the burden to your family. And once you have completed these first three steps, you will want to share everything you’ve done with your family so they know these decisions have been made to protect them. These four steps will allow you to prepare your family for one of life’s most difficult days, make a plan that is specific to your needs and in doing so, protect the ones you love. There’s no obligation to simply find out more, and I would be happy to tell you all about our planning tools for recording your personal information and final wishes. As we are part of the Dignity Memorial Network – North America’s largest, most trusted network of licensed funeral, cremation and cemetery providers – you can be confident we’ll be here for you today and tomorrow.


Tamara Seghers General Manager Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer/ Licensed Life Agent 237 4th Street NE Weyburn 306.842.5432

Fletcher Funeral Chapel Caring for our Community Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.




for Lately, I have gotten quite a few messages from people wanting help with dressing themselves and the rest of their family members for family photos. I’m right there with you – outfit planning (especially when you’re planning for more than one or two people) can be stressful and sometimes time consuming.


o today, I’m sharing some of my tips for creating a cohesive family photo that you’ll be proud to hang on your wall and pass out to all your friends and family come Christmas! Choose your outfit first and base all other outfits around yours. Does this sound selfish? It maybe is – but if you have something specific you really want to wear/feel good in and your husband and kids could care less about what they wear, then stick to this rule! It’s much easier to create a cohesive look if you have a base/colour palette to start with. Choose coordinating colours rather than overmatching pieces. Please don’t show up all wearing white or black shirts! If you’re unsure what colours are coordinating/complimentary to the base outfit you have chosen, resort to looking it up on the good ol’ colour wheel! It can be your best friend in this type of dilemma.




“You definitely want to incorporate trends into your family photos in some way but keep the overall look classic.”

Create pops of colour and cohesiveness in your accessories. This is my favourite way to incorporate personality and colour into any photo, whether it’s a headshot or a group photo. Accessories really add to an outfit and the overall aesthetic of a photo. For example, if you really wanted to wear a nice red blouse for your photo, incorporate a red bowtie or headband as one of your kid’s accessories!

Stay classic. This is probably the most important tip. You definitely want to incorporate trends into your family photos in some way but keep the overall look classic. For example, in our family pic, I’m wearing a cream lace top and jeans (that’s the classic part) but then tied a red silk scarf (the trendy part) in my hair. Note the scarf also works because it’s a pop of colour in the form of an accessory and creates cohesiveness because it pairs well with my daughter Violet’s red pants.

Stay away from too many patterns/prints. I love prints, but they can be dangerous and sometimes too trendy for a family photo. Print mixing can be tricky enough on your own (as we learnt in last issue’s article!), let alone trying to mix prints between multiple family members. Keep things simple!

I hope these guidelines will be useful when it’s time to start getting ready for your family photos! Now, all you have to worry about is getting everyone to look at the camera at the same, be sure no one’s crying/running away and remember to check that you zipped up your fly! All of which, I cannot help you with. LOL


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




The Same But Different By Brook Thalgott

Banks and credit unions seem the same to most people. They both offer bank accounts, mortgages, loans, investments and insurance – everything people need to manage their financial lives. So, what is the difference between a bank and a credit union?


anks in Canada are for-profit companies. You can buy stock in banks, and the bank’s executive team and board of directors are focused on providing value to the bank’s shareholders. Shareholders do not need to be bank customers, and board members are elected by the shareholders and compensated. Canada’s banks are regulated by The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI), and bank deposits are insured by the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC). CDIC is a federal Crown corporation that protects eligible deposits at each of member financial institutions to a maximum of $100,000 (per separately insured category) in case of a bank failure. Credit unions are financial cooperatives, owned and controlled by their customers, often called members. They are local enterprises that reinvest back into the community as well as paying out dividends to members. A credit union’s board of directors is made up of democratically-elected volunteers that must be members. Credit unions are governed by provincial



legislation, and deposits are guaranteed by provincial deposit insurers. In Saskatchewan, that insurer is called the Credit Union Deposit Guarantee Corporation. The corporation guarantees the full repayment of deposits held in Saskatchewan credit unions, and there is no limit to how much is covered. All deposits are guaranteed. Finally, credit unions are part of the cooperative movement, embracing the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. These values guide the cooperative movement’s principles, which include voluntary and open membership; democratic member control; member economic participation; autonomy and independence; education, training and information; co-operation among co-operatives; and concern for community. While many of the products and services offered by banks and credit unions are the same, each organization operates very differently. These differences can help you decide where you want to put your money and who will best serve your financial needs now and in the future.


Did You Know? 44


There are 44 credit unions throughout Saskatchewan, serving 218 communities and more than 476,000 members.



In 2017, Saskatchewan credit union assets reached over $22.4 billion, revenue over $933 million and lending amount $18.1 billion.



More than 420 board members provide direction to the credit unions across the province.


MILLION Saskatchewan credit unions returned over $8.1 million to their members – as patronage equity contribution and dividends – in 2017.



Credit unions employ over 3,300 people...throughout the province.





Simple things that matter. Photos Vanessa Lanktree Photography

Weyburn Credit Union’s difference starts with the simple things - because it’s often the simple things that matter the most.




Meet Susan Lawrence, Employee of the Year

Local leadership matters. Meet Weyburn Credit Union’s executive management team: Jeff Hayward, Bill Pittman, Tana Torkelson, Don Shumlich, Krista Hayward, Val Ness and Ryan Janke.


imple things like purpose. If there is one thing to remember about Weyburn Credit Union, it’s that they are here for one reason and one reason only: to help their members, the local economy and our community achieve financial well-being. “For some,

it’s about building a strong foundation to feel confident and secure about the future, but for others, it’s about having the means to make choices to enjoy life, like being able to travel, upgrade their home or retire when they want.” says Sara Lawrence, Wealth Management


One person on the Weyburn Credit Union team was recently recognized for her hard work, dedication and unique role. Susan Lawrence, the Credit Union’s Estate and Trust Services Advisor, was named Employee of the Year. What makes Susan’s role unique is the fact that no other financial institution in Weyburn offers a service like Susan’s. Her role is designed to guide members through estate planning and settlement; a complex role because each circumstance and situation is unique. Susan’s skills and knowledge help people navigate an often uncomfortable and stressful part of their lives – with kindness, compassion and empathy.

Specialist. “We can help you find wellbeing, however you define it.” Another simple thing that matters: human contact. When you phone Weyburn Credit Union, every call is answered by a real person from their



Meet the Weyburn Credit Union Contact Centre team: Danielle Knoll, Carrie Gulash, Joanne Paulhus, Jennifer Matyjanka, Michelle Lokken and Kelsey Bell. Contact Centre located in downtown Weyburn. “We made the choice not to implement an automated answering system, forcing people to press buttons or use the dreaded voice prompts. We realized it would make things easier for us, but not at the expense of our members.” says Jeff Hayward, Chief Operating Officer. “When you call us, a person answers the phone, not just any person, but a friend or neighbor who understands you and wants to help.” The Contact Centre can handle all kinds of banking services and questions. At Weyburn Credit Union, treating everyone like a human being matters too. Policies play an important role in business, but so does common sense and good judgement. “When considering lending money or putting a hold on a




deposit, facts and formulas are only one thing used to calculate potential and assess risk at Weyburn Credit Union.” says Ryan Bader, Member Relationship Specialist. “You, and the person you are, mean a lot too; you’ll find the Credit Union looks at every person and situation individually. We never pass the buck because all decisions are made locally, often by the person who is sitting across the desk from you.”

Lynn and her husband Kevin have called Weyburn home for 25 years. While Lynn has had various positions in the education systems, Kevin has worked at Barber Motors. Together, they have raised two sons: Colton, a mechanic, and Carson, training as a plumber.

Like local decisions, local leadership is a simple thing that matters a lot too. The organization is led by people who you run into at the local grocery store. They’re not living and working in a large city thousands of miles away. Instead, they’re out in the community cheering on the local sports team, dropping kids off at school and stanging in line for a coffee just like their members. One of the simple things that matters the most is using profits for good – not to line their pockets. All profits made by the Credit Union stay 100% local; they go back to their customers through better service, lower fees and competitive rates, profit sharing and community investment. 100% of profits are used to make lives better, brighter and stronger. In fact, you’d be hard pressed to find a person in Weyburn whose life hasn’t been touched by Weyburn Credit Union in some way – even if they aren’t a member. The Credit Union helped build the playground that your child plays on or the bleachers you sit on to watch your children play football. They sponsor the music you enjoy while attending the Weyburn Concert Series. They provide free banking services for the community organization or team you volunteer for – to help you keep more of the money you raise to do good. They’ve planted flowers or picked up garbage on the streets you walk with pride. They celebrate with you the amazing things that people in Weyburn are doing – like business excellence through the Weybex Awards or the achievements of strong and talented women through the Quota Women of the Year Awards. Donations, sponsorships, grants, scholarships, volunteering – they do it all. So do they

Meet Lynn Colquhoun, first woman board chair. The Board of Directors serves an important role in the Credit Union. They are elected by the members to represent the interests of the members. The Board provides vision, leadership and direction for the success of our Credit Union, today and into the future. Lynn Colquhoun holds the honor of being named Weyburn Credit Union’s first female Board Chair.

actually help make Weyburn better, brighter and stronger? Each and every day! Many people think of credit unions as just small banks, and we can see why; Weyburn Credit Union is a full-service financial services provider with wealth management and business solution centres that are second to none. But they aren’t a bank, and they’re proud of it! They’re so much more. Visit Weyburn Credit Union to learn what they can do for you.


Lynn enjoys life in this community, where she can experience the benefits of urban amenities and, at the same time, the intimacy of a small rural setting. By volunteering on various boards, committees and clubs, Lynn has gotten to know many wonderful people, who make the activities all that much more enjoyable. Whether outdoor activities, church functions or events around town, each activity is thoroughly enjoyed. Lynn is pleased to call Weyburn home and to share in the building of this great community.

Weyburn Credit Union 221 Coteau Avenue Weyburn 306.842.6641 208 Main Street Lang 306.464.2020 108 Souris Street Yellow Grass 306.465.4200 Contact Centre: 1.800.667.8842



Caley Stepp

John Millar

Ryan McLaren

I have been married for seven years and have two young sons, Maverick and Grayson.

I retired from police service and moved to Weyburn with my wife of 40 years, Leeann. We have identical twin sons, Steven and Jeremy, who have blessed us with four grandchildren.

My wife Melissa and I have two sons, Emerson and Everett.

I grew up on a ranch/farm. I have worked alongside both cattle and farm machinery growing up, and I have worked in the agricultural industry for seven years now. My favourite thing about Agriterra is the small-town feel. We have a great branch in Weyburn, and we have grown to really enjoy one another and work quite well together. My favourite season would be seeding, when everyone is getting excited about pulling out their equipment for another year in the field. This means the grass has begun to flourish, the flowers have started to bloom, and another year of farming is just about to begin. I love hearing the farmers talk about their equipment like it has been lost for decades.

I have worked in the parts side of agriculture for the past 14 years. It has been a good choice for me: I enjoy solving problems and interacting with customers and staff. I like Agriterra Equipment as the entire staff works as one to get the job done. Harvest season is best when it gets busy.

I worked for Young’s Equipment for a number of years before going to work for General Motors. I have been with Agriterra since the dealership opened in Weyburn. My favourite thing working for Agriterra is the camaraderie and personal feel that we have at our Weyburn store. My favourite farming season is the last part of harvest when everyone is just over half done and you can sense the excitement.

Agriterra Equipment | 8 Minard Road | Weyburn | 306.848.3800

PARRISH & HEIMBECKER, LTD Serving Farmers Coast to Coast For Over 100 Years


arrish and Heimbecker, Ltd is a private, family-owned business founded in 1909. It is involved in many aspects of agribusiness, including grain procurement and merchandising, milling, animal nutrition programs, poultry farming and food processing.

The Canadian firm is connected and involved throughout the entire agrifood industry. P & H supplies and services both local and international markets with an established network of assets that include strategically located exporting facilities.

Today, P & H continues to focus on supporting its producers and nurturing strong business relationships with its customers and suppliers. P & H is optimistic and confident that it will continue to be an integral part of the Canadian agricultural community and meet the challenges of tomorrow.


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Support Local Businesses L Photos Images by Jon Gillies

ocal businesses – those owned by area residents - add diversity and distinctiveness to the community while at the same time providing it with a strong economic base. By shopping locally, you are contributing to the community’s special character and strength in many far-reaching ways.

When you buy from locally-owned businesses, rather than nationallyowned businesses, significantly more of your money ends up in the local economy. Indeed, one study found that for every $100 spent at a locallyowned business, $68 remained in the community, while only $43 of each $100 spent at a nationally-owned retailer stayed in the community. Online shopping at nationally-owned chains have no positive impact on the wellbeing of the local community. Local businesses are owned by your neighbours and friends. These business owners support community sports teams, cultural programs,


community events and local charities, re-injecting money back into the community. It’s a great feeling shopping locally knowing that your dollars will continue to help grow your community. As a part of the community, local business owners understand the everchanging wants and needs of their customer base. With much of their life savings invested in their businesses, they have a natural interest in the longterm health of the community. When a family or individual is going through hard times, local businesses are part of the rally to raise funds and provide support. In uncertain economic times, local business owners look for solutions and opportunities to find positive outcomes for all. These local businesses help to make your community unique. Embrace them. Their survival depends on your patronage. When you support local businesses, you support your community. Help make your corner of the world a better place to live.



Giving Back

is What They Do By Brook Thalgott Photos Vanessa Lanktree Photography

For more than 24 years, Weyburn’s Cogent Chartered Professional Accountants LLP has proudly served the Weyburn area. Cogent can handle all your business and personal accounting needs, offering a full suite of services, including accounting, tax planning and remittance, bookkeeping, payroll, estates and trusts, succession planning, business consulting and more.




Cogent is more than just an accounting firm; it’s a proud member of the community. Over the years, the company has supported many organizations, teams and projects through sponsorships and donations, including: Weyburn Golf Club Atom Wings Hockey Weyburn Hospital Foundation Redwing Phantoms Weyburn Chamber of Commerce/ WEYBEX décor sponsor Weyburn Concert Series Midale Farmer’s Bonspiel Sask Valley Music Festival 2018 Hospital Activity Book for Children Ltd. Weyburn Wildlife Federation Weyburn Humane Society Dr. Brown Auction items Sunrise Early Learning Center Weyburn Young Fellows Club Weyburn High School Rodeo Weyburn Beavers Baseball Royal Canadian Legion Saskatchewan Command Weyburn Oil Women Association Weyburn Youth Centre

The list doesn’t cover the donations and purchases for individual community members. The Cogent team is always happy to give to local and school fundraisers, like magazine subscriptions, flowers, chocolates and more. Many Cogent partners and staff members are also active community volunteers, coaches and board members. The Cogent team realizes the importance of community, because they are part of the community. The company employs many local residents and actively recruits in the Weyburn area. When someone

joins Cogent, career development is very much encouraged. Education and training helps the company as a business but, more importantly, also the community as a whole to serve their needs. Cogent is also a supporter of other local businesses. The company supports as many local businesses as they can with their day-to-day business needs, like office supplies, furniture, repairs and maintenance. Britany Burnett, Partner, sums it up best: “Supporting our local community members and businesses has never been a question of ‘if’ but rather


‘how’ we can help. Both ourselves and our employees live and participate in the community and all it has to offer along with friends and families, so it becomes second nature to want to help our neighbors. We cannot expect to thrive as a community and as a business if we do not work together and support each other in all that we do.” Cogent Chartered Professional Accountants LLP 206 Hill Ave, Weyburn (306) 842-8123



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ince 1979 Music Craft has been known as Weyburn’s go-to place for music lessons and supplies. Owner/manager Cleo Coderre has been offering guitar lessons to hundreds of local kids over the years. The store features a great selection of guitars, violins, amplifiers, ukuleles, banjos, strings, mandolins and accessories. “We also stock a number of percussion instruments, keyboards, music books and more,” comments Cleo. He goes on to state that Music Craft stocks top brands, such as Roland, Vox, Marshall, Eden, Pearl, Behringer, Allen & Heath and QSC. “Come see us for Takamine acoustic guitars,” says Cleo. But there is more to Music Craft than meets the eye. For years, they have been offering exemplary installation and live audio services to businesses and organizations throughout Weyburn and the surrounding area. Cleo is grateful to have had the opportunity of installing a large number of professional sound systems in gymnasiums, arenas, community halls, restaurants and churches, including Knox Hall, Estevan Motor Speedway, Tosczak Auctions, Carnduff and Yellow Grass hockey arenas, Cugnet Centre and St. Michael’s School. Cleo oversees each venue’s specific audio characteristics and designs a sound system for that particular venue. Music Craft has provided live audio services at many events, including indoor and outdoor concerts, rodeos, auctions, theatre productions, weddings, outdoor movie events, talent shows, live bands, Weyburn Concert Series, Art Farm, Wheat Festival, The Estevan Air Show and Canada Day Celebrations. He suggests when planning an event, organizations get in touch with him one to two months in advance if possible.

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Cleo is proud to have provided live audio services for several popular artists over the years, including Beverly Mahood, Switch, Chris Henderson, The Hunter Brothers, Kelly Gill, The Yahoos, Lisa Brokop, Alfredo, Tenille Arts, Rory Allen,

Tre Twitty, Tayla Lynn, Cody Prevost, The 7th Avenue and more. He looks forward to serving many more in the future. Being an active member of the community is also very important to Music Craft. Over the years, they’ve volunteered for various events, including Relay for Life, Cancer Jamboree, the Weyburn Communithon and the Weyburn Old Time Fiddle Contest to name a few. “We are proud to be part of such a great community and happy

to show our support whenever we can,” says Cleo. Recently, Music Craft was honoured at the Weyburn Chamber of Commerce Weybex Awards by receiving an award in the Business Hall of Fame category. Cleo recognizes that he could not operate his business alone and would like to thank his hard working employees including Kerri Keith, Kelly Kwochka, Josh Zakrisson, Ian Rowe and Keegan Woodard, as well as all former employees.

Whether looking for professional audio installation, live audio production, guitar lessons or purchasing a new instrument, Music Craft provides expert services and top-quality products.

Music Craft 215 Railway Avenue Weyburn, SK Phone: 306.842.6878

When I first started learning guitar, Cleo was there to teach me everything I needed to know. I took lessons from him, learned about my instrument and grew as a musician because of him. We are so incredibly fortunate to have Cleo Coderre and MusicCraft in Weyburn. Cleo truly cares about his students, always greets customers with a big smile, and is so knowledgeable about everything he has in the store. You can tell that he is excited to share the gift of music with everyone he meets. He has been a positive encouragement throughout my entire career.” - Tenille Arts

"Cleo Coderre at Music Craft is one of the nicest gentlemen in the music business, and someone I would recommend to anyone in need of his services. He works incredibly hard, has a remarkably positive and friendly attitude, and is more than fair in any business dealing. It's not every day that the people you work with become friends, but that's definitely happened in this case." - Chris Henderson




Are you ready for a different look IN LEGAL SERVICES? Photos Images by Jon Gillies

Look no further than the law firm of Norma L. Buydens LPC, located in the Justicia Building (the former Weyburn Medical Clinic) at 110 3rd St. N.E.. Aptly named after the Roman goddess of justice, the Justicia Building is owned by Norma and Brian, her husband of 33 years.


nlike most law offices which can feel sterile and uncaring, the Justicia Building is designed to provide clients, many of whom are going through a difficult time in their lives, with a feeling of comfort and caring. Upon entering the building, you are wrapped in a warm embrace of gingerbread, honey and mahogany. The lobby with its fireplace has the pleasant ambiance of a family living room. Select a



book from the bookshelf to take home to read or leave some for your neighbours. Immediately off the lobby is the Eaglesham Room. Commemorating a beloved Weyburn doctor, clients are welcome to use the room for quiet reflection or prayer. The building also has a children’s room where kids can play and have fun away from the confidential conversations of their parents.


The kind and caring atmosphere you encounter upon entering the Justicia Building reflects the attitude of the law firm of Norma L. Buydens LPC. Specializing in the extremely stressful field of family law, Norma created Justicia to make the experience of divorce as gentle and supportive as possible. The building has a meeting room designed especially for collaborative work in order to minimize conflict. Of course, along

with her scales of justice, the Goddess of Justice also carries a sword! Courageous advocacy is part of our toolkit for when you need the strongest protection.

Justicia is a local, family-owned business. Daughter, Stephanie and, son, Adrien greet clients at the reception desk Monday through Saturday, 9 to 5.

If YOU have an idea that fits with Justicia’s ethos, give us a call.

With eight years of experience practicing law in Weyburn, Norma can also help with a full range of legal services, from wills and powers of attorney to incorporation, selling property, estate work and civil disputes.

Justicia has more space than the law office needs. Our dream is to fill our other offices with like-minded services, dedicated to the humane treatment of and intentional caring for clients - body, heart, mind and soul!

Justicia Building 110 Third Street NE Weyburn S4H 0W3 (306) 870-0204 Fax (306) 870-0205




LIFE IS BETTER ON A BOAT By Brook Thalgott Photos Images by Jon Gillies

Saskatchewan summers are short. It’s sad, but it’s true. We have to take advantage of every summer day, and New Age Motorsports & Marine can help you do just that. Located on 300 Railway Avenue in Weyburn, they have everything you need to make this summer one for the record books.


ew Age Motorsports & Marine is the destination for all things ATV and marine in southeast Saskatchewan. They have the newest and best from great brands like Polaris and Avalon. New Age offers a large selection of marine products from Princecraft Aluminum Fishing plus pontoon boats paired with



Mercury outboard engines and Avalon Pontoon boats matched with Yamaha outboard engines. Whatever boat you’re looking for, they have it. Plus, they offer something no one else does. New Age Motorsports & Marine will give you a demonstration on the water with your new or used boat purchase. Once you’ve got a boat, they can set you up with all


the accessories you need like life jackets, tubes and much more. They’ve even got surfboards and paddleboards. Whatever you’re looking for, their sales team is ready to help you find it from boat to ATV to paddleboard. If they don’t have it in-store, they can get it. Plus, their finance team can set you up with the customized finance solution tailored to your needs and budget. If you’re already a boat or ATV owner, their service and parts departments can handle any repairs or supply any parts. The parts department has the great selection of high quality factory Polaris, Princecraft, Avalon, and after market parts and accessories. You can shop online or source parts with their online

New Age Motorsports & Marine is an authorized Polaris Ranger, ATV, and Snowmobile Dealer. As well as an Avalon Pontoon and Princecraft Fishing Pontoon boat dealer. They carry a full line of Tige Inboard Wakeboard boats. They are also a Mercury Marine & Volvo Penta authorized dealer for service & parts. They now carry a full line of water sport accessories like Hyperlite wake boards & surf boards, life jackets, inflatable tubes, ropes and much more.

parts finder. Plus, once summer is over, New Age can help you with storage. They offer many sizes of indoor mini storage and outdoor camper, trailer, or boat storage. Ready to go shopping for your next summer adventure? Make New Age Motorsports & Marine your first and only stop. With over 10,000 square foot showroom and a large service bay, they have what you need. See them today at 300 Railway Avenue Weyburn or online at

New Age Motorsports & Marine 300 Railway Avenue Weyburn 306.842.7433





See us in store today, and we can help you create a great space!

New Age Electronics team at the 2018 Weybex Awards where they were inducted into the Business Hall of Fame

450 Railway Ave, Weyburn 306.842.0488

We're the Guys That Know Air Conditioners Count on quick, professional and reliable service with WeyCool. We are locally owned and can service and repair all makes and models of air conditioners. We also specialize in the installation of the brand Armstrong Air.

Give us a call today! PHOTO L-R Devin Furgason & Mike Buchan, Owners

7 5th Street North, Weyburn | 306.861.6614 or 306.861.6615 |

Celebrating Life, One Family At A Time At RD Family Funeral Chapel, we offer several choices in funeral services, products and options for burial. In 2017, we constructed a columbarium at the Hillcrest Cemetery. A columbarium is another option for families that choose cremation for their loved one. A columbarium is an above-ground wall of niches for cremation urns. Each niche, or door opens up a compartment that allows two cremation urns. Included is a bronze plate that marks the family name of those who are laid to rest.

PHOTO TOP-BOTTOM Duane Dionne, Rick Dutchak, Owners/Funeral Directors

1825 1st Aveune, Weyburn | 306.848.0333 | Locally & Family Owned, Serving Weyburn & Area for 15 Years

ACCOUNTING: Act. Count. Think. By Brook Thalgott Photos Images by Jon Gillies


ancy McMahon has been in Weyburn for just two years, but it’s been a wonderful two years. Nancy, the owner of N.M. McMahon CPA Professional Corporation, came to southeast Saskatchewan from Vancouver Island in 2016 and hasn’t looked back since. She spent 25 years working at a large professional accounting firm in British Columbia and decided she needed a change. “I needed a change of scenery and a new challenge in my career,” says Nancy. “I looked around for an accounting practice to buy, and here I am.”



Nancy began her Weyburn accounting career in July 2016, and has loved every minute of it. N.M. McMahon CPA Professional Corporation provides full service accounting, including AgriStability and AgriInvest, tax planning and consulting, re-organizations, corporate and personal income tax preparation, family trusts, estate work, financial statement preparation, audits, bookkeeping and payroll, and CRA assistance – for both corporate and personal clients. No matter what Nancy tackles in her practice, she loves engaging with her clients. “I get to know my clients


on a personal, face-to-face level which I enjoy,” says Nancy. “My clients are more than just numbers on paper. They’re people that I’ve developed relationships with.” Nancy’s accounting practice has given her the chance to engage in new industries and meet new people. She spends her days working with both personal and commercial clients, making sure their financial lives are in order. “Agriculture and oilfield accounting are a welcome challenge,” says Nancy. “I get to guide people through business decisions

and help them grow their ventures. It’s rewarding work.” Word has gotten out about the excellent service found at N.M. McMahon CPA Professional Corporation. Demand for the firm’s services over the past two years has allowed Nancy to open a second office in Regina. Outside of the office, Nancy finds time to work with Quota, a women’s organization dedicated to helping disadvantaged women and children. She serves on the local chapter’s board in Weyburn, and loves to be able to give back to the community that has welcomed her.

And, last but not least, how does Nancy find the winter here in Saskatchewan? “It’s funny to some people, but I love the winters here,” says Nancy. “In Saskatchewan, it might be cold but it’s always sunny.” Nancy and the N.M. McMahon CPA Professional Corporation team can help you with all your personal and business accounting needs. To learn more, call (306) 842.5344 and see what they can do for you.


Nancy McMahon PHOTO Vanessa Lanktree Photography

N.M. McMahon CPA Professional Corporation 604 Government Road South Weyburn 306.842.5344 2010 11th Avenue, 7th Floor Regina 306.206.2841



At Southeastern Computer Solutions,

we’ll help you find a laptop that’s perfect for you! There are a few things to consider when thinking about a purchasing a new computer:

From class requirements to graduation gifts, we can help pick out the laptop that's best suited for you! We also carry a variety of small-scale and full-size printers and scanners.

Portability Durability Memory Battery life Warranty Longevity Usage Hard Drive Space

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Our profits are your profits. We are a different kind of business – a business that shares our profits with our members. A Co-op membership offers a lifetime of rewards, including high-quality products and services at competitive prices. We also offer the potential for annual cash back and an equity account that grows over time as well as the opportunity to become involved as a member-owner. Everyone is welcome to shop at Co-op, and everyone is invited to become a member. There are no points to collect or miles to accumulate, just cash back to spend on whatever you like. It’s simple - cash back! Based on your 2017 purchases, Prairie Sky Co-op allocated $2.8 million back to members. $2.3 million total cash will be paid out to members making the total since incorporation over $43 million.

Join us for Equity Days June 18 to 23, 2018.

Prairie Sky Co-operative Association Ltd Weyburn Beaubier Milestone Lang 306.848.3677