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WEYBURN & AREA VOLUME 4 ISSUE 1

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WEYBURN & AREA www.refinedweyburn.com Volume 4 Issue 1 2018 Editor Erin Legg Design Ghislaine Moffitt Cover Photography Big Dog Photography

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ith freshly fallen snow, Christmas lights hung, festive décor and people in a joyous holiday mood, you know Christmas is around the corner. Winter truly is a beautiful season. I love gathering with family and friends over the holidays to visit and eat delicious food. Get into the holiday spirit with our fun and festive recipes. You will also read about setting yourself up for financial success. Start the New Year off right by making self-care a priority; this editorial offers great tips on care for your body, mind and soul. Would you like to be more prepared and organized for your future? Featured on the cover are six businesses that would be vital to your success. These business professionals are: Jim and Mike Onstad of Weyburn Security Company Limited; Nancy McMahon of NM McMahon CPA Professional Corporation, Accounting & Bookkeeping Services; Tamara Seghers of Fletcher Funeral Chapel; Mike Weger of NSWB Law Firm; Tony Gill of Credential Securities Inc.; and Bree Patterson of Royal LePage Signature. The holidays always remind us of what is important and for most of us that is finding a way to give back. Grateful Giving is a wonderful editorial full of ideas on ways to give back this holiday season. The holiday season should be a merry and blissful time, but for some it can be an especially hard time of the year. Our editorial, The Gift of Love & Support, reminds you that you’re not alone and there are some great organizations that are here to help you. Kiteen Mainil’s fashion editorial is a must-read to give you inspiration with your holiday looks this winter. This holiday season, we want our customers and readers to know how grateful we are for each and every one of you. It’s because of your dedication that we are headed into our fourth year in business and have the opportunity to continue doing what we love. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and we look forward to working with you in 2019. From our family to yours, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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THANK YOU to all of our customers for their patronage over the years. Have a great holiday season with family and friends!

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DEPARTMENTS 8 | COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT Grateful Giving this Holiday Season 12 | YOUR HEALTH Body, Mind & Soul: Self-Care for a Healthy New Year

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THE GIFT OF LOVE & SUPPORT

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20 | STYLE & BEAUTY From Office Wear to New Year’s Eve: 3 Holiday Looks

FESTIVE VEGGIE PLATTERS

22 | AT HOME Stay-Cation! Ten Ideas to Try This Winter

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24 | EVENTS CALENDAR 26 | COMMUNITY Weyburn Concert Series Presents: Pretty Archie 52 | BUSINESS & INDUSTRY Set Yourself up for Financial Success 62 | MOTORING Seasonal vs. Winter Tires: What’s the Difference?

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COVER FEATURE: The Business Professionals You Need

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DIY: Assemble Your Winter Roadside Survival Kit


As we rejoice and celebrate this wonderful season of Christmas, we want to let our clients and readers know how much we appreciate your continued support! Merry Christmas! We hope you take some time out of your busy life to enjoy the magic of this holiday season! May the New Year bring you and your loved ones happiness all year round!

Patty Stables, Brooke Ward, Britany Culham & Darryl Ward


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GRA TEFUL GIVING this Holiday Season By Erin Legg

Giving back to the community comes in many forms. Here are a few ideas that may inspire you this year:

JAMS Family Christmas Day Dinner

December 25 Knox Fellowship Hall Call Doreen J. Brown at 306.842.3316 to volunteer or for monetary donations. For more than 15 years, Sandy SpencerJohnson has been hosting a homecooked Christmas dinner for Weyburn residents. JAMS Family Christmas Day Dinner — named on behalf of her family: Jen, Ali, Mikki, and Sandy — is hosted in honour of her late husband, Daryl, who passed away in 2003. Today, Sandy, along with her kids and her husband Joel, put together the annual celebration with the intention to bring together people in the community who may need a little extra company. “It has nothing to do with your status,” explains Sandy. “Old, young, family, alone, doesn’t matter — you’re welcome here.” Held at the Knox Fellowship Hall on Christmas Day, there is no charge to attend the JAMS dinner (but

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donations are accepted for distribution within the community).

a sponsor. “We are so fortunate to have such a caring community,” says Jennifer.

Adopt-a-Family and Christmas Hampers

Cheer Raffle and Boston Pizza Fundraiser Supper

The Salvation Army Contact Jennifer Lorinczy at 306.842.2280 or jennifer_lorinczy@salvationarmy.org.

Year round, Salvation Army Weyburn accepts monetary donations, food bank items (regular items always in need include milk, fruit, and meat) and clothing. As the Christmas season rapidly approaches, the organization is launching its annual hamper program, where individuals in need can apply for special Christmas hampers of food and gifts. It’s also time for their Adopt-a-Family program, whereby local families are able to experience a magical Christmas holiday of delicious food and gifts for the family — 100% anonymously donated by

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Weyburn Wor-Kin Shop Corp Contact Wor-Kin at 306.842.3411 for your opportunity to help their cause! Weyburn Wor-Kin Shop Corp has an ambitious fundraising goal: the local organization is raising money for a new bus that will benefit all participants and the entire organization. And they’ve just announced an exciting new draw — the Wor-kin Cheer Raffle features a generous gift basket of over $500 of liquor! Tickets can be purchased for $10 each or four for $20. The draw will be made on December 14, just in time for your own holiday cheer! The Weyburn Wor-Kin Shop Supper will be held November 28 and 29 at Boston Pizza. Tickets for this event — with all


proceeds going towards the new bus fund — are available at Wor-Kin for a great deal: four for $80 or six for $120.

Festival of Trees

The Family Place November 22 to November 29 Contact Dawn at 306.842.7477 or thefamilyplace@sasktel.net. “Weyburn is a very giving community,” beams Dawn Gutzke. Dawn invites all residents to take part in the annual Festival of Trees — the organization’s largest fundraising effort each year. Taking place at New Age Motor Sports & Marine, this week-long festival is child-friendly, with all funds raised being committed toward The Family Place. The tree display and silent auction are available to the public starting November 22, with the Tree Auction and Gala taking place on November 29.

PJ Drive!

Browns Socialhouse December 9 Contact Jennifer at 306.842.8800 or weyburn@brownssocialhouse.com. Every child deserves a new pair of PJs for the Christmas season! Stop into Brown’s Social House on December 9 with a new pair of kids’ pajamas — specifically seeking newborn to aged 16 — and walk away knowing you’ve done a good deed! Oh yes, and 50% off your in-house food purchase.

Food, Litter or Gas Donations

• gift cards to be used for gas for the Humane Society Vehicle, which picks up animals and also transports them to vet appointments;

Weyburn Humane Society Contact Pam at 306.848.7387 for more details on how to help.

• gift cards to be used towards the maintenance of this valuable vehicle;

“People are so great,” says Pam ArntSchick, president of the Weyburn Humane Society. The animal charity is always seeking the following:

• cleaning supplies, such as bleach, garbage bags, glass cleaner or rubber gloves; or

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• litter.

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L-R Colby, Cynthia and family, Randy, Kelly and family, Cynthia and Jerry, Melissa, Ryan and family

From our families to yours, we wish for the Christmas season to fill your home with joy, your heart with love, and your life with happiness! We would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers and staff!

Merry Christma and Happy New Year!

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Best wishes to you and your family during this holiday season!

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N.M. McMahon CPA Professional Corporation 604 Government Road South, Weyburn 306.842.5344


YOUR HEALTH

BODY, MIND & SOUL: Self-Care for a Healthy New Year By Erin Legg

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This New Year, it’s time to embark on a new health and wellness journey. Creating a holistic self-care routine that focuses on your physical, mental and spiritual health can help improve your body’s immune system, reduce your risk for depression and anxiety, and decrease your overall stress.

BODY First, let’s talk about what you put into your body. We’ve all heard it time and time again, and it remains true: what you eat affects the way you feel, the way you move, and the way your body operates. You owe it to yourself to energize your body with a well-balanced, nutritious diet. Each body is unique and has its own demands, so it really doesn’t hurt to speak to a nutritionist who can help you evaluate the best diet for you. Also, make a pledge to drink more water this year! A dehydrated body is inefficient and can’t support your fitness goals the way a hydrated body can. Now, let’s talk about what you do with your body. If you cannot remember the last time you broke a sweat, pledge to yourself that 2019 is the year you commit to sweat stains, sore muscles, and body strength. Consider purchasing a pass to a fitness facility, and take the extra step of scheduling sessions with a personal trainer. He or she will know exactly how to set you up for achieving your fitness goals. If you’re a regular gym rat who needs a change, try CrossFit, Zumba or salsa dancing, swimming, or even long-distance running. You never know what sport you’ll fall in love with if you don’t give it a try!

MIND The state of your mind has a dramatic impact on the state of your body and soul. Your self-care regimen

should emphasize regular, restful sleep. If you are not sleeping well (whether it’s insomnia, sleep apnea, or even anxiety), speak to a professional who can assess your situation and get you back on track. Who knows — it could be as simple a fix as a new mattress. Treat your brain to intellectual stimulation. Make 2019 the year to enroll in that class you’ve always fantasized about. Or, you might want to consider learning a musical instrument. Scientific studies have shown that music affects the brain’s neural pathways, ultimately improving cognition.

SOUL The third tenet of your self-care routine is cultivating a healthy soul. There are many ways to feed your spiritual self. You might consider embracing the use of essential oils into your daily routine. The calming aromas, in addition to the anti-bacterial healing benefits, contribute to your holistic wellness plan. Embrace relaxation techniques, whether it’s establishing a regular meditation period (even just 10 minutes every morning) or incorporating Reiki into your schedule. Encourage yourself to try a yoga class, commit to regular journaling, or even volunteer for a cause you are passionate about. Remember, cultivating self-care is not an option to a healthy you. It’s a necessity. Start the New Year off right with a plan to nourish your body, mind, and soul.

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EXPERT ADVICE

EXPERT ADVICE

KEEPING OUR PETS SAFE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

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hristmas is many people’s favorite season that we look forward to all year around. Christmas is filled with celebrations with friends, family and often our pets are part of this excitement. We want your Christmas to be filled with holiday memories and none of them to include an emergency trip to the veterinarian. CATS LOVE CHRISTMAS TREES and everything that goes with. Make your tree safe this year with a few simple tips for both your cat and your dog. 1. Secure your tree from being knocked over. Cats are curious by nature and love to climb, we should expect young cats to want to try and climb up the tree. Be ready and have it secured for when they do. 2. No tinsel. The loose tinsel that can be placed as individual strands can be ingested by cats and creates a life threating blockage in their intestines. Stick to beads, ropes or wide ribbons as decorations. 3. Shatterproof ornaments are the best choice when decorating and try keeping the lower portion of the tree with little to no decoration. Avoiding ornaments with loose pieces that are easily chewed apart. Christmas plants are often given as gifts or used as decorations. Poinsettias, mistletoe, holly and lilies are part of the tradition. When placing these plants in the home, place them where your pets

can not access them. If a toxic plant is ingested it is important to know before calling your veterinarian; what type of plant they ate, how much your pet weighs and how long ago they ingested it. Depending on the plant, signs of toxicity may range from general digestive upset, to organ damage and even fatalities. The ASPCA website is a great resource for pet owners researching if their plants are on the toxic list. Christmas goodies can cause lots of trouble. Many pet owners don’t think twice about wrapping up a box of chocolates and placing it under the tree. You would be amazed how many pet’s get in trouble this way. Best advice is to avoid placing even wrapped chocolate under the tree until just before gift giving time. Our favorite holiday delights like turkey, ham and gravy can seem like a delightful treat but can lead to gastro intestinal upset like diarrhea, vomiting and even serious illness like pancreatitis. Christmas party guests can leave plates and cups unattended so during these events it is best to crate your pet or send them to “grandma’s” for the night. Be prepared in advance; know your veterinarian’s office hours over the holiday and their on-call Christmas availability. Be prepared with some basic first aid items; a roll of vet wrap, wound ointment like derma-gel, a bag of gastrointestinal pet food, and Benadryl. Pets that are heading to a kennel need proper vaccination given in a timely manner. Canine cough is a common virus

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that is spread through the air and dogs that kennel are at higher risk. Ensure your pet is properly vaccinated by asking your veterinary clinic and make sure they are done at least two weeks prior to boarding. From everyone at Prairie Animal Health Centre have a Very Merry Christmas and keep your pet safe this holiday season!

Kristin Caldwell, RVT Chief of Veterinary Operations Prairie Animal Health Centre 416 7 St NW Weyburn 306.842.7677 www.prairieanimalhealthweyburn.com 108 Breeze St, Highway 39 W. Estevan 306.634.7123 www.prairieanimalhealthcentre.com Souris Valley Veterinary Services Prairie Animal Health Centre Carnduff 202 2nd St E Carnduff, SK 306.482.5252

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The Gift of

Love & Support By Kaley Schultz

In our proud city, one does not need to travel too far to find businesses that cater to our physical health and appearances. However, where does one window shop when they are having an internal conflict with the person staring back at them in the mirror?

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ental health, according to the Canadian Mental Health Association, is fundamental to our wellbeing. “We cannot be truly healthy without it,” says Tasha Collins, program director for Weyburn’s Canadian Mental Health Association. “It involves how we feel, think, act, and interact with the world around us.” Collins explains that it is normal and anticipated for one to experience highs and lows in life. However, when these lows last for extended periods of time and freeze someone from progressing or functioning in day-to-day life, that is when various forms of intervention may be brought to light. It can seem like the masses have countdowns to Christmas and visions of sugar plums are dancing in everyone’s head. The reality is that the advice in the timeless song, “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” can seem unmanageable for an undisclosed number of community members. Weyburn’s Canadian Mental Health Association and Envision Counselling and Support Centre are two local organizations that provide preventative and intervention programming, free of charge, and recognize that during the Christmas season not everyone will experience holiday cheer. Envision’s community outreach coordinator, Juli Dzuba, explains: “As the holidays get closer, it is easy to get lost in the overwhelming demands of the season.” What contributes to a change in one’s mental health over the holiday season? Collins explains that even individuals who classify themselves as close-knit to their family can be triggered just as much as an individual who considers themselves to have strained family dynamics. Finances also take stock as an influence on one’s mental health. Fluctuation of one’s mental health can be brought on by the tradition and expectations of gift-giving, too. Collins adds that these feelings will continue once the mail has been delivered with credit card bills. Dzuba acknowledges that “Conflicts may arise during this time and if violence is already present it is likely escalated.” She advises us to invest our energy wisely during this time of the year. “Acknowledge what feelings are coming up. Learn to say ‘no’ if ‘yes’ will add more stress to the situation. Make time for self-care.” Both agencies offer preventative and intervention programming yearround in an effort to contribute to the health of our community. The gift of knowledge is life changing, and even life-saving in some cases. According to Collins, presentations on the issue of understanding and normalizing mental health are catered to any age group and environment. Details and dates about ongoing daily programming and events are available at weyburn. cmha.ca. A list of programming available through Envision is available at envisioncounsellingcentre.com/events. Both agencies are a gift and light to Weyburn. They not only re-evaluate programming for how the holiday season can impact us, but they also evolve with the changing needs of our growing community.

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

Merry toChristma you and your family!

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Festive

Veggie Platters Everyone likes vegetables when they are accompanied by a delicious dip.

Avocado Ranch Dip This holiday why not take your boring veggie platter to the next level with festive and fun designs. It is incredibly simple to transform regular cut vegetables into a holiday wreath, a tree, a Santa and so much more. Vegetables are packed with vitamins and fibre. They are a nice break from all the sweets we consume over the holiday season. Have fun with your holiday menu and add nutrition to your Christmas dinner.

Ingredients 2 avocados 1 tbsp green onions 2 tbsp parsley 2 tbsp lime juice 1 pack ranch dip mix 1 cup Greek yogurt

Directions Chop green onions and parsley, mash avocados, combine all ingredients, mix well. Chill until ready to serve.

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STYLE & BEAUTY

From Office Wear to New Year’s Eve:

Three Holiday Looks Deciding what to wear over the holidays can be tough! Whether it's wanting to show your holiday spirit at the office (without looking like a sparkly Christmas ornament) to standing out at a New Year’s Eve party, we've all grappled with the "I don't know what to wear!” dilemma. This is why I've teamed up with Suzy Shier and makeup artist Jesyka Chelle to share three different looks to use as inspiration this holiday season!

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Look #1: Holiday Work Wear You don't have to show up in an ugly Christmas sweater to share your holiday spirit around the office! Opt for a pair of trendy paper-bag waist pants in a festive colour (hues of red or green) and add a bold chrome lip to amp up your regular workwear look. The appropriate accessories will also help increase your holiday street cred around the water cooler. Throw on a big chunky knitted scarf if you get chilly sitting at your desk, and opt for a purse in a rich dark tone that compliments your holiday hues.

Look #3: Glam Holiday Party We went all out for the last holiday look. This is the show stopper, the head turner, the star on the top of the Christmas tree … you get the idea. If you're wanting to go full out glam for a holiday party or the ball-drop on New Year’s Eve, don't be afraid to go big and bold!

Look #2: Christmas Gathering with Friends I don't know about you, but gathering with friends is one of my favourite things about this season! A coffee shop meetup or a Christmas concert with the girls is the perfect time to pull out your glitter eyeshadow and bold red lip. This is my favourite makeup look created by Jesyka — she absolutely nailed the holiday theme I was going for! This year, skirts and over the knee boots are popular. I personally love these trends paired together — especially with a holiday twist to them! Add a beret if you're feeling the urge to look even more festive. Your friends will love your holiday inspired look!

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Sequins are one of the most festive fabrics there is, and this is the ideal time of year to incorporate it into your look! A sequinned dress paired with the right accessories is the perfect way to ring in the New Year. What are you waiting for? Get out there and celebrate the season in style.

Kiteen is fashion-obsessed SAHM to a toddler with another on the way. She is passionate about sharing her feminine, mom-friendly, affordable style with others. Follow along with her for daily fashion inspo on the these platforms: @kiteenscloset kiteenscloset kiteenscloset Makeup: @jesykamua

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AT HOME

Stay-Cation!

Ten Ideas to Try This Winter By Erin Legg

Does a winter getaway mean travelling afar? Not necessarily! Maybe this year you’ve decided to stick close to home because of work or school commitments. Perhaps you want to save more money for next year’s vacation. Whatever your reason for having one, a staycation is a restorative, relaxing and enjoyable treat for yourself and the family. It’s also a great way to keep your money local, benefitting the community.

HERE ARE SOME IDEAS FOR VACATIONING RIGHT IN YOUR HOMETOWN. 1. Pamper your body, mind, and soul by making an appointment for a well-earned spa day. 2. Take advantage of the winter wonderland and embark on a cross-country skiing or snowshoeing adventure. 3. Spend the day ripping up the trails on a snowmobile. Before you head out, make sure your machine gets a checkup — and dress warm! 4. Go skating. Tip: Be sure your skates are sharpened before hitting the ice. 5. Treat the family to a hotel with a pool for the weekend. Or, surprise your sweetheart with a romantic weekend escape. 6. Create a “nest” at home where you can escape the winter’s chill. Treat yourself to new snuggly blankets, luscious pillows, and dreamy candles to create a warm atmosphere. Grab a mug of hot cocoa or mulled wine, and disappear in the pages of a good book. 7. Treat yourself to a leisure centre pass and hit the pool. 8. Get yourself dolled up for a night out at your favourite restaurant. Invite your sweetheart or your best pals for a fun evening of making memories. 9. Try new recipes. Experiment with gourmet food and exotic ingredients. 10. Go bowling. Up the ante by challenging some friends!

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Get out and Enjoy the Tatagwa Parkway Trails this Season!

Groomed trail system in Weyburn

Groomed ski trails throughout Jubilee Park & River Park. The route is changed regularly to add variety.

TRAIL SYSTEM

Snowshoes and skis/poles

For a copy of the trail system, visit our website OR stop in at the Tourism Office.

are available for rent

at the Weyburn Leisure Centre (532 5th Street NE)

Junior/Youth/Adult Snow Shoes: Deposit of $35/pair Junior/Youth cross-country skis/poles: Deposit of $50

Hashtag Us! #ThisIsWeyburn | #WeyburnTourism

www.weyburntourism.com 11 3rd Street, Weyburn | 306.842.4738


events WINTER

Quota International of Weyburn 65th Annual FESTIVAL OF CAROLS SUNDAY, DEC 2 AT 2:00 AM Grace United Church, Weyburn

Treasures of Home SATURDAY, NOV 24 AT 10:00 AM Cugnet Centre, Weyburn Variations Christmas Concert SATURDAY, NOV 24 AT 7:00 PM SUNDAY, NOV 25 AT 2:00 PM Grace United Church, Weyburn

Pretty Archie MONDAY, DEC 3 AT 7:30 PM Cugnet Centre, Weyburn

Boston Pizza Pasta Night Fundraiser WEDNESDAY, NOV 28 AT 5:00 PM Boston Pizza, Weyburn

Parade of Lights THURSDAY, DEC 6 AT 7:00 PM Downtown Weyburn

Peter Pan - WCS Junior Musical NOV 27, 28 & 29 AT 7:00 PM Cugnet Centre, Weyburn

Annie the Musical Presented By Spirit of Grace Signers & Actors United DEC 7, 8 & 9 AT 7:00 PM Grace United Church, Weyburn

Knox Church Fall Show & Sale SATURDAY, DEC 1 AT 10:00 AM Knox Fellowship Hall, Weyburn

CP Holiday Train SUNDAY, DEC 16 AT 6:00 PM 512 Railway Street, Weyburn

Ten Thousand Villages Craft & UCW Xmas Bake Sale SATURDAY, DEC 1 AT 10:00 AM Grace United Church, Weyburn

Citizen West THURSDAY, FEB 7 AT 7:30 PM Cugnet Centre, Weyburn

Weyburn Humane Society Comedy Dinner SATURDAY, DEC 1 AT 5:30 PM McKenna Hall, Weyburn

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May thi holiday seaso sparkl and shin,

may all of your wishes and dreams come true! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! From: Images By Jon Gillies Photography and Photo Booths

Jon, Caroline & Tyler Gillies Imagesbygillies@gmail.com 861.4504 www.imagesbygillies.com

HOTSHOT OILFIELD SERVICE would like to thank their customers. We appreciate your business and want to wish you and your family happy holidays!

Hotshot Oilfield Service

Weyburn, SK | 306.842.5653


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WEYBURN CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS BONUS EXPERIENCE FOR SEASON TICKET HOLDERS

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eyburn Concert Series is excited for music fans to experience its 50th anniversary season. As part of the superstar-packed schedule, Pretty Archie, a Canadiana band from Cape Breton, presents its bluegrassinspired songs on December 3. For season ticket holders, this concert is a “bonus” not included in the season ticket cost. Longtime friends Brian Cathcart (lead vocals, guitar), Matt McNeil (mandolin, guitar), Colin Gillis (harmonica, bass, vocals), Redmond MacDougall (banjo, percussion, vocals), and newly added Scott MacLean (guitar, mandolin) make up Pretty Archie. Growing up together, jamming regularly, they decided to form a band in 2012 and named the ensemble after a local character. For the musicians, this name embodies the love of playing

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and performing music, along with representing their hometown. Over the past six years, Pretty Archie albums have received multiple East Coast Music Award nominations, all while the band has entertained audiences from coast to coast, playing in some of Canada’s best festivals and venues. Pretty Archie’s honest, heartfelt lyrics connect listeners with a saltwater perspective on modern living. The band continues to push the genre lines of Americana, bluegrass, country, and blues, creating the unique sound for which Pretty Archie is known. Foot-stomping, high-energy songs, mixed with a poignant four-piece harmony are what fans of these Cape Breton musicians love! Pretty Archie’s unique sound and energetic shows are guaranteed to leave their audience with a nice lasting memory.

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Pretty Archie December 3, 2018 | 7:30 p.m. Cugnet Centre, Weyburn prettyarchie.com TICKETS AVAILABLE IN WEYBURN AT: Old Fashion Foods (122 3rd St.) Weyburn Review/ Weyburn This Week (904 East Ave.) Music Craft (215 Railway Ave.)

weyburnconcertseries.ca For more information, contact Judy at 306.842.1583.


ANTICIPATED CITIZEN WEST CONCERT COMING TO CUGNET CENTRE

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eyburn Concert Series is happy to be presenting a new twist to classical tenor music. Citizen West is a unique blend of elite male vocals and creative instrumentation, with a neat, modern pop flair. These guys are heavily disciplined, classically trained musicians,

who utilize their youth, personality and charm to exceed the music norm. Tenors Cody Karey, Brett Pruneau and Marc Devigne are recognized internationally for their individual accomplishments. They have combined their collective talent with Trevor

Hoffman, award-winning composer and multi-instrumentalist. Citizen West has created a new and exciting blend of serious musicianship and modern style, leaving listeners impressed and refreshed, all at the same time. Collectively, they have appeared on world class stages such as Madison Square Garden in New York City, Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, and Mandalay Bay Events Centre in Las Vegas. Citizen West has appeared in three musical PBS specials, as well as performed live with accomplished entertainers such as Michael Bublé, Andrea Bocelli, Sarah Brightman, and more. In addition to headlining two major Las Vegas shows on The Strip, Citizen West has appeared with numerous international theatre and symphony productions. Citizen West showcases a modern, fresh and youthful approach to adult contemporary/pop and crossover genres. These young, promising musicians — with decades of combined mentorship under some of the most influential people in the industry — are positioned to “rise to the stars.”

Citizen West February 7, 2019 | 7:30 p.m. Cugnet Centre, Weyburn citizenwestmusic.com TICKETS AVAILABLE IN WEYBURN AT: Old Fashion Foods (122 3rd St.) Weyburn Review/ Weyburn This Week (904 East Ave.) Music Craft (215 Railway Ave.)

weyburnconcertseries.ca For more information, contact Judy at 306.842.1583.

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Local Business Owner Impressed with Community & Staff Support By Erin Legg

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alk about a busy year! The 2018 calendar pages of Joanne and Tom Carisse — owners of Weyburn’s Tim Hortons — detailed some exciting events, including several successful fundraising initiatives hosted by Tim Hortons in support of various local, provincial and national causes. Timmie’s fans throughout the community will fondly recall these successful campaigns: • the province-wide Humboldt Broncos Strong donut sale, with Weyburn raising more than $7,000 in a week in support of the hockey team; • the $3,500 raised on Tim Hortons Camp Day in June, with the proceeds of coffee sales being used for leadership development through a camp experience for children with limited opportunities; and • September’s Smile Cookie campaign, which raised more than $7,000 locally

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from cookies sales, with all proceeds donated to the Weyburn & District Hospital Foundation.

They take a lot of pride in their jobs,” she grins. “Without them, none of this would happen!”

Tim Hortons in Weyburn also hosted a Day of Inclusion in July, with proceeds from donut sales donated to Special Olympics Canada (an organization Tim Hortons is proud to sponsor). Tim Hortons is also the sponsor of local TimBits hockey and soccer teams.

The entire staff of Tim Hortons would like to extend the warmest appreciation to each and every customer who supported the business and its 2018 fundraising initiatives. May the magic of the holiday season extend throughout the community and into the New Year. Merry Christmas from Tim Hortons!

01 Weyburn residents are big supporters of local businesses, and although she shouldn’t be surprised by this generosity by now, Joanne admits she’s always impressed. “Considering all the initiatives we do, I’m always overwhelmed by the community response. It shows the local pride Weyburn has. It’s nice to see the community engaged so much.” 7 August 2017

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MOSCOW MULE Ingredients 2 oz. vodka 1/2 oz. lime juice 6 oz. ginger beer

Directions Pour lime juice into a copper mug and drop in the spent shell. Add 2 or 3 ice cubes or crushed ice, then pour in the vodka and fill with cold ginger beer. Serve with a stirring rod. Or try The Kentucky Mule

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Jack Frost Cocktail Vodka, pineapple juice, blue curacao and cream of coconut create the most delicious, beautiful and festive holiday cocktail!

Vanilla ice cream Flaked coconut 1/2 cup Cream of coconut 1 cup Pineapple juice 8 cups Ice 1/2 cup Curacao, blue

Makes 6 cups

Roll a 1-1/2� ball of vanilla ice cream in a plate of flaked coconut. Repeat until you have one for every glass. In a blender, blend ice, pineapple juice, blue curacao, vodka and cream of coconut until desired consistency is reached. Pour into glasses, garnish with ice cream ball and serve immediately.

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It’s Clay Time!

Local Artists Create Functional Art By Erin Legg

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his is pottery for a new generation. Mother-daughter duo Lynn and Mary Beach are the potters behind The Clay People, a locally-based creative team who enjoys pushing boundaries and crafting truly stunning pieces of functional art. “More traditional potters tend to use a lot of blues, oatmeals, more earthy colours,” explains Mary. “We have reds, yellows, pinks … nobody uses pink!” The Clay People’s style can be described as “refined rustic” — a perfect blend of unpretentious sophistication and good old handiwork. Mary, who discovered her love of pottery during a grade nine activity

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class, enjoys the beauty-in-imperfection component of her art form. “It’s handson, it’s messy,” she grins. “It doesn’t have to be perfect — and I like that about pottery. You make a piece how you want.”

In the spring of 2017, she founded The Clay People, and since that time the team has been presenting their products to an ever-growing customer base extending across Canada.

Two years ago Mary and Lynn enrolled in a local pottery class, where they explored this new activity with passion and creativity. For Lynn, Mary’s mother, pottery is intriguing because of its practicality: “I like making something that you can use, like a mug or a water pitcher.”

Mary works out of the Signal Hill Arts Centre in Weyburn, while Lynn has a studio on the farm. Both women are members of the Weyburn Pottery Club, where they share their skills with like-minded artists. McPhail Travel & Boutique in Moosomin carries pottery by The Clay People, and a display at the family farmhouse is also available for inperson showings.

It did not take long before Mary knew her love of pottery was more than a hobby.

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“It doesn’t have to be perfect — and I like that about pottery. You make a piece how you want.”

Social media users are encouraged to check out @theclaypeoplesk on Instagram for a beautiful display of current items for sale, demonstrations of the products in use, and even behind the scenes glimpses into the pottery process. As pieces come available, Mary posts images and descriptions, so those who wish to purchase the item can message her for details. Occasionally, The Clay People will host a “flash sale” through Instagram stories, so fans who follow the page just may score a deal! Both Mary and Lynn enjoy meeting people within the community and the surrounding areas, so from time to time

they will attend a craft or maker sale showcasing wares by The Clay People where they can discuss pottery with other artists and the general public. The Clay People will consider custom orders on a case-by-case basis, so be sure to inquire if you are interested. Mary, whose graduation is just around the corner, has plans to keep creating beautiful pieces of pottery and grow her business by expanding their client base and pursuing new avenues of exposure. As a proponent of supporting local and small businesses, Mary is proud to be part of the Weyburn business community, and looks forward to connecting with more

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local residents interested in their one-ofa-kind functional art pieces.

To see work by The Clay People, please follow the artists on Instagram: @theclaypeoplesk.

The Clay People theclaypeoplesk@gmail.com Mary: 306.897.8556 Lynn: 306.861.2254 Instagram @theclaypeoplesk

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date, a night at the movies, or an evening out with your friends at a live performance. The Orpheum Theatre is designed for guests’ comfort and enjoyment. It is wheelchair accessible, offers comfortable stadium style seating and rocker seats, boasts 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound, and has assisted listening devices.

This historic, family-run theatre is a quick drive from Weyburn (just 86 km) — that’s less than one hour!

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COMPONENTS OF SUCCESS Confidence Confidence is one of the most important attributes you can attain. If you don’t believe in yourself, how can you expect someone else to?

Communication Effectively relaying your message to your customers will have a big impact on your bottom line. After all, isn’t communication all about relationship-building?

Collaboration Yep, we already know you have the ideas to keep us invigorated. What’s even more exciting is the ideas of your co-workers! We love collaboration — so keep ‘em coming!

Can Do Attitude Even when you hit that huge boulder right smack dab in the middle of the road … when you keep on going, keep reaching for your goal, you’re succeeding.

Criticism How you handle and what you do with constructive feedback can make all the difference between you and a competitor. How effectively do you listen to your assessments?

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THE BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS YOU NEED

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eing a professional is more than just dressing smartly or hanging certifications on the wall. A professional embodies certain attributes that set them apart. Professionals have taken the diligent steps necessary to master specialized knowledge in their field. They excel in constant demonstration of a “can-do” attitude. They always have a positive outlook and tackle each day with determination. Professionals commit to honesty, integrity and accountability. A professional is someone you want on your side whenever you encounter a significant life stage so that your decisions and actions are well-prepared and successful.

your financial future or current budget situations, your new home to your final resting place, there’s something to be said for having a trusted professional on your side. That’s why ReFined Weyburn & Area is proud to present profiles of the following local businesses, each of which has demonstrated a commitment to you, our readers, making your day-to-day life just that much better.

There are some exceptional people within our communities who have committed themselves to a level of professionalism that elevates fellow residents’ standards of living. From the legal perspective on your new business venture to the accounting that follows,

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NM McMahon CPA Professional Corporation, Accounting & Bookkeeping Services Weyburn Security Company Limited Fletcher Funeral Chapel Credential Securities Inc. Royal LePage Signature NSWB Law Firm

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ancy has more than 25 years of accounting experience, and came to Weyburn over two years ago from a large professional accounting firm in British Columbia. “The move was the best decision of my career,” says Nancy. “Now, I get to do what I love in a community I love.” N.M. McMahon CPA Professional Corporation provides full service accounting for corporate and personal clients. Their services include AgriStability and AgriInvest, tax planning and consulting, corporate restructuring, income tax preparation, family trusts, estates, year-end statements, bookkeeping and payroll, and CRA assistance. Whatever accounting work you need, Nancy is happy to help. “I love the personal service we provide. Because we’re a small firm, we get to know clients well,” says Nancy.

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EVERYONE NEEDS A GOOD ACCOUNTANT By Brook Thalgott

Nancy McMahon, owner of N.M. McMahon CPA Professional Corporation, knows the value of a good accountant. Every day, she and her staff provide accounting services that are second-to-none for Weyburn and area.

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Nancy works hard for her commercial and personal clients, ensuring their financial lives are always organized. “We handle accounting for all kinds of industry, including agriculture and energy,” says Nancy. She feels fortunate to advise people on their business decisions and help them grow their entrepreneurial ventures. Whatever you need, personally or professionally, Nancy and her staff can help. Nancy and the N.M. McMahon CPA Professional Corporation team is ready to help you with all your accounting needs. To learn more, call 306.842.5344 and see what they can do for you. Flexible appointments and on-site bookkeeping services are available.


N.M. McMahon CPA Professional Corporation Services include: • Business accounting services such as: • Bookkeeping

L-R Shahid Hussain, Mathew Malaschuk, Nancy McMahon, Usman Tayyab, Nauman Tayyab, Aspen Joa and Jenn Wagner PHOTOS ABOVE AND BELOW BY Images by Jon Gillies

• Year-end preparations • Assistance with Canada Revenue Agency • Register for GST, PST and WCB • GST, PST, and WCB filings • Corporate taxes • T5 investment slips • Payroll and remittances • T4 employee slips • Petrinex for oil production accounting • Cortex invoice submissions for oil and gas companies • Open invoice submissions for oil field invoicing • • • • • • • • •

AgriIvest and AgriStability preparation Trust and Estate planning and tax filings Assisting Executors Consulting on business operations Consulting on corporate structure Assist businesses with evaluating key performance indicators Tax planning and estimates Reorganizations Amalgamations and windups

• For Individuals: • Personal taxes

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

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

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PAY YOURSELF FIRST By Brook Thalgott

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t seems like a simple enough idea, paying yourself first. However, most people don’t do it. They pay everything else, and then themselves. The financial professionals at Weyburn Security/Peak Investments want to change that. “Paying yourself is the most important expense you have in your monthly budget,” says Jim Onstad, Managing Director. Clients can set up automatic monthly withdrawals that buy the investments on a regular basis. “For example, investing $200 a month with a 6 percent average return over 25 years will give you more than $130,000 back,” says Onstad. “Monthly purchase plans are an effective way for people to reduce volatility and ensure they meet their investment objectives,” says Onstad. Plans such as these also create a dollar-cost averaging purchase strategy which is very appropriate in today’s world, given current market conditions. If you earn a regular income, monthly purchase plans are a great way to save. You simply choose an amount, and have it taken out automatically like you would pay any other monthly expense. And the best part – the money is yours to keep.

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“Many people are undecided as to whether they should make an RSP contribution or invest in a tax-free savings account,” says Onstad. “Some financial institutions may not consider your personal financial situation in enough detail before making a recommendation.” Onstad notes that both types of accounts have different rules associated with them, so getting personalized advice for your situation is a must. Weyburn Security advisors look at you and your family as a whole to plan the right products for you individually and between you and your spouse. “Every financial situation is unique and must be planned accordingly,” says Onstad.


“Unlike other institutions, we don’t deal with employee transfers or company name changes. We are an independent mutual fund dealer offering top-notch advice and stability for clients now and in the future.”

L-R Jim Onstad, Gwen Paterson, Desiree Rainey, Rhonda Logel, Fran Birrell, Marie Verhaeghe, Jennifer Benning & Mike Onstad PHOTO BY Images Jon Gillies

Perhaps most importantly, Weyburn Security/Peak Investments is an independent mutual fund dealer. “Unlike some other financial institutions, we aren’t obliged to sell “in-house” mutual funds,” says Onstad. “We have no sales quotas to fill or have any incentives to make more commission by selling specific funds. We get paid the same no matter what we sell, and we also don’t sell funds with deferred sales charges (DSC) that take a fee if you need to move

money from one mutual fund company to another.” What Weyburn Security/ Peak Investments cares about is that the right investment matches each client’s personal risk, time horizon and objectives when they recommend a product. Their advisors are able to move money from one fund company to another to ensure the right product is chosen with no fees attached, which works for both client and advisor management.

Weyburn Security has a long history in the city, dating back to 1926. It was involved with the Weyburn Security Bank, that operated between 1910 and 1931. The bank had over 30 branches in southern Saskatchewan. The Onstad Family has managed the company for decades, with Albert Onstad, Jack Onstad, and Jim Onstad working as Managing Directors over the years. Mike Onstad is now the fourth generation working with Weyburn Security. With a staff of nine, the company is a Weyburn institution. The company has evolved into an investment and insurance advisory office, offering advice and products for clients with many investment goals. Weyburn Security also provides insurance coverage for homeowners, farm, business, auto and other specialty insurance needs. They also provide management services for clients who own minerals or mineral rights and need assistance in the negotiation of Petroleum and Natural Gas leases or the management and disbursement of royalties, accounting and tax services for trusts, estates, or other groups.

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Stability and continuity is something you can count on with Weyburn Security. The company has been around for nearly 100 years, and they are planning for the next 100 years. “Many of our staff have been for 25 years or more,” says Onstad. “Unlike other institutions, we don’t deal with employee transfers or company name changes. We are an independent mutual fund dealer offering top-notch advice and stability for clients now and in the future.” If you’re looking for an assessment of your current financial situation, including your investments, make a free, no-obligation appointment with Weyburn Security. They will take a look at your portfolio no matter the size and provide independent advice with no high-pressure sales tactics. You can meet in-person or chat via email – whatever works best for you.

Weyburn Security 111 - 2nd Street NE Weyburn weyburnsecurity.ca office@weyburnsecurity.ca

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unerals are a rite of passage, validating the loss for those grieving. They also provide a comforting place to share sadness while celebrating a life. Funerals allow your loved ones and your community to pay their respects and share their memories together. Ensuring your wishes are met helps your loved ones through their journey to healing. Preplanning your final wishes can allow you to make decisions before they are needed, removing the burden from your family. These decisions are far easier to make when you’re not facing your own mortality and dealing with many emotions. “Preplanning lets your family know ahead of time what your wishes are so there is less stress left to your grieving loved ones,” says Tamara Seghers, Funeral Director, Embalmer and Location Manager of Weyburn’s Fletcher Funeral Chapel. If you have specific wishes for your remains and your funeral, you can express them with preplanning. You can set up your plan so your family knows what you want, and avoid confusion and unhappiness that may happen. Tamara Seghers, Location Manager/Funeral Director/Embalmer/ Licensed Life Agent PHOTO BY Big Dog Photography

PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE By Brook Thalgott

No one wants to think about our passing, but it’s important to consider. Deciding what you would like to happen upon your passing and expressing those wishes can take away unnecessary stress for your friends and family.

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Preplanning also lets you design a memorial that is significant to you and your loved ones. A funeral is an important step in grief. It lets family and friends to begin to heal, and they benefit from a celebration of your life in a way that matters to you. Plus, making decisions now allows you to make the necessary arrangements to cover costs. “Peace of mind is never more needed than when dealing with a loss,” says Tamara. “Taking care of it well ahead of time just makes sense.” They offer a selection of ways to cover pre-planning costs, and always guarantee pricing is honoured at today’s rates when the time comes.


BACK ROW L-R Frank Porte, Funeral Attendant; Tanya Kwochka, Funeral Attendant; Ronald Klein,Funeral Attendant; Tamara Seghers, Location Manager; Joseph Deal, Funeral Director/Embalmer; Roger Lenz, Funeral Apprentice; Morley Orsted, Funeral Attendant FRONT ROW L-R Colleen Fellner, Funeral Attendant; Donald Wiberg, Funeral Attendant; John Tuchscherer, Funeral Attendant; Rick Moser, Funeral Attendant; Cecile Sellinger, Office Manager PHOTO BY Vanessa Lanktree Photography

Fletcher Funeral Chapel offers Timeless Touch jewellery, designed to keep your loved ones close after their passing. These beautiful keepsakes include the fingerprint of your loved one, so you can preserve something special for generations to come. PHOTOS BY Vanessa Lanktree Photography

Fletcher Funeral Chapel has earned its reputation as a caring place for families to say goodbye. Their commitment is visible throughout the planning process. Working with the professional, compassionate team at Fletcher Funeral Chapel is simple. They can help you decide how you would like to close your final chapter, and set up the process to make that happen. Led by Tamara, the Fletcher team will help you every step of

the way – ensuring you and your loved ones receive the kind, personal care you deserve. Proud to serve Weyburn and area for more than 25 years, Fletcher Funeral Chapel is there to celebrate every life in a compassionate, meaningful way.

Fletcher Funeral Chapel 237 - 4th Street North East Weyburn, Saskatchewan 306.842.5432 www.dignitymemorial.com

To learn more about how Fletcher Funeral Chapel can serve your family now or in the future, call 306.842.5432 or visit them online at www.dignitymemorial.com

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Protect Yourself and Your Family By Brook Thalgott  Photos Vanessa Lanktree Photography

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t can be hard for people to talk about insurance. Credential Financial Strategies, working in partnership with Weyburn Credit Union, offers insurance products for every stage of life in a comfortable, helpful environment. No matter what your needs are, they can provide an insurance product that can protect you. “We offer both personal and business insurance,” says Tony Gill Insurance Advisor at Credential Financial Strategies. “We work with every client to find out what their needs are and what we can do for them.” Personal insurance is an obvious place to start, and Credential Financial Strategies can assist you in navigating through the choices. “Many clients we have helped have been pleased with the benefits they have gained by purchasing their own individual insurance when compared to group or creditor insurance,” says Gill. Even if you have thought insurance was something out of reach, that might not be the case. One of the insurers they work with guarantees that everyone between ages 18-75 qualifies for at least some level of insurance, even if you have health concerns or have been declined in the past. A simple meeting with Credential Financial Strategies can get you started.

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Every member of your family can be protected; including your children. The intent is not to have insurance “on” your children, but “for” them. “By purchasing insurance for your children when they are young you are guaranteeing their future insurability for when they are grown and have families of their own they need to


“We offer not only insurance advice through Credential Financial Strategies, but also focus on investment advice and financial planning.”

the best price,” says Gill. “There is no need to shop around for the best product as we can do it for you.”

protect,” says Gill. “It is never easier to qualify or less costly to purchase insurance than when you’re a child.” Insurance is not just for those that have a need for it. It’s also used as an asset class in investment portfolios. “We help clients with succession planning and estate planning to significantly enhance wealth and create tax efficiencies,” says Gill. If you’re a business owner, Credential Financial Strategies can find an insurance solution that works for you. Gill says that insurance through your corporation can be cost-effective and beneficial to more than just your bottom line. “Business insurance provides many benefits, but is most impactful when used in succession planning,” he says.

Whatever type of insurance you’re looking for, remember that not all insurance companies carry the same products or offer the same rates. Every company is competitive in their own way, and will typically have a niche offering or a targeted market where they are most competitive on price. “It is important to work with an advisor that can quote from many companies and understand the different products available,” says Gill. Credential Financial Strategies focuses on the service and advice needed to find the right product, rather than focus on the product itself. A product is just a tool, and like anything else you need the right tool for the job. “We can access many insurance companies and can grab any tool off their shelf to find the right fit at

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They are also securities registered through Credential Securities, and able to offer investment advice and financial planning services, another of their unique features. They have a truly holistic and comprehensive financial service model. “We offer not only insurance advice through Credential Financial Strategies, but also focus on investment advice and financial planning. As Certified Financial Planner® professionals, we align these financial pillars to create a solid foundation for your financial success,” says Gill. Whether you’re in the stages of wealth accumulation, wealth protection or wealth transfer they can help you achieve your goals. Learn more at https://www.weyburncu. ca/Investing.

Credential Financial Strategies Inc. / Credential Securities 205 Coteau Ave., Weyburn 306.842.9509 www.weyburncu.ca/Investing Credential Financial Strategies Inc. offers financial planning, life insurance and investments to members of credit unions and their communities. Your insurance contract will provide details of the coverage available under the plan you choose. Restrictions may apply. Mutual funds, other securities and securities related financial planning services are offered through Credential Securities, a division of Credential Qtrade Securities Inc.

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ver the past 10 years, Bree has helped families settle and communities grow. Today, she’s more than pleased to be doing it all

in Weyburn.

Prior to moving back in 2011, she and her husband were living in Kenosee when they started their family. Having been born and raised in Weyburn, Bree wanted to return to her hometown to settle their lives. “It’s a great community — very safe, lots of opportunities. Great sports programs to keep the kids busy — we love it.” In 2016, the opportunity came along to buy the Royal LePage brokerage and knowing the family’s roots were planted, Bree jumped on the chance to become her own boss. Today, she enjoys growing the Weyburn community, one home at a time. While her family is heavily involved with local activities — “With four kids, we’re in the community a lot!” Bree laughs — the firm of Royal LePage Signature is dedicated to community involvement. Royal LePage is the sponsor of a local minor hockey team, as well as the Royal LePage soccer field. The brokerage is always looking for opportunities to help out the community. The firm also holds an annual BBQ in the summer to show appreciation and to raise funds for local causes. Bree Patterson PHOTO BY Big Dog Photography

WE CALL WEYBURN HOME:

Local Real Estate Firm has Deep Roots in the Community By Erin Legg

For Bree Patterson, each day is an adventure. Between her busy young family — she and her husband have four daughters — and her thriving Real Estate and Property Management Brokerage, no two days are ever the same.

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Bree’s father was an entrepreneur and instilled in his daughter the importance of hard work. “He always told me to surround myself with a positive, supporting team,” she says. And she feels like she has accomplished just that. MEET THE TEAM OF ROYAL LEPAGE SIGNATURE: Laura Nieviadomy Laura is going into her ninth year as a Realtor® and her enthusiasm continues to grow. Being the middle child of five siblings born and raised in Weyburn suggests negotiations started early for Laura. Having a grown family of her own, Laura and her husband Rod recently became grandparents. Always choosing


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to work in the public sector shows Laura’s genuine interest in people. Her ability to show both buyers and sellers the respect, patience and time they deserve, leading her clients through a personalized, stepby-step process with their transactions. After achieving various milestones in her career, last year was topped with the President’s Gold Award from Royal LePage. Vince Sheldon After moving to Weyburn over 10 years ago, Vince quickly learned all there is to love about the community. Whether he is helping new members move in or lifetime locals find their next home, he knows why so many people choose Weyburn to call home. Having been in the real estate business for a couple years, Vince says, “Working hard to find not only just a property but your next home is what makes every day exciting.”

Lisa Tripp Having called Weyburn home her whole life, Lisa is proud to be raising her three sons here. Between sports, school activities, and driving a bus for South East Cornerstone Public School Division, Lisa is out and about in the community every day. Growing up, Lisa learned the ins and outs of new and used homes through her family’s construction company and uses this knowledge today to benefit her clients. Lisa enjoys playing matchmaker, introducing people to homes until they fall in love with the right one. Danielle (Dani) Walby Weyburn native Dani is nearing upon 20 years experience in the real estate industry. She has an interest in home design and décor: “Everything from renovation, paint colours, furniture placement, interior and exterior design — I love it all!” Weyburn is where Dani

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raised her family, and today she is pleased to have a new role of grandmother. She enjoys assisting all sorts of clients with their real estate needs — from first time buyers to retirees, investors to farmers.

Royal LePage Signature 343 2nd Street Weyburn 306.842.2202 weyburn@royallepage.ca weyburnhomes.ca

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Michael Weger, Tom Schuck and Steve Schuck

NSWB LAW FIRM

Provides Local Community With Quality Legal Representation

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n 1967, Stafford Nimegeers returned to his home town of Weyburn and opened a law office as sole practitioner, working long hours to establish his practice. The firm evolved over the years with the addition of Tom Schuck in 1971. In May of 1977, Ron Wormsbecker and Greg Bobbitt became partners, and the law firm became known as Nimegeers, Schuck, Wormsbecker & Bobbitt. The firm gradually evolved to be known as NSWB Law Firm and establishied a reputation as a large, strong rural Saskatchewan law firm. In 2007, Mike Weger joined the firm as an articling student and remained as an

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associate. Mike grew up in Southeast Saskatchewan and found the Weyburn legal scene to be the perfect fit for his personality. In the past 10 years Mike has gained extensive experience at all levels of court in Saskatchewan, representing clients throughout the province. In 2014, Steve Schuck joined NSWB Law Firm and obtained his articles under Mike’s guidance. Steve continues his general practice as an associate lawyer. In 2015, ownership of NSWB Law Firm transferred to Mike with Tom remaining with the firm as a trusted advisor. The lawyers at NSWB Law Firm work together to manage the busy law practice

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by relying on up-to-date technology and effectively utilizing the knowledge and experience of their 11 legal assistants. Over the past 50 years, the firm has provided quality legal services to the community of Weyburn and surrounding area. Each lawyer has taken, and will continue to take, a leadership role in the community. At NSWB Law Firm, the intention is to provide LOCAL LEGAL SOLUTIONS so that quality legal representation can continue to be conveniently obtained by residents in southeast Saskatchewan without the need to travel to a larger city.


L-R Tom Schuck, Mike Weger, Meagan Dillen, Kathryn Bailey, Krystal Heisler, Melissa McLaren, Andrea Rosescu-Struthers, Della Heggs, Megan Blair, Shirley Barry, Caroline Erasmus, Melody Anoos, Steve Schuck MISSING Debbie Giroux

Michael Weger.

NSWB Law Firm provides legal services in the following areas: Real Estate Law • preparation of agreements for sale or offers to purchase • preparation of transfer documentation • preparation of mortgages Estate Law • obtaining letters probate or letters of administration • last will and testament preparation • power of attorney • adult guardianship • health care directive/proxy Family Law • independent adoption: child is placed for adoption by birth parent(s) • step-parent adoption: application to the court to adopt a child of a spouse/ partner

Steve Schuck

• premarital agreements and Interspousal Contracts dealing with assets ownership, property division, support/maintenance payments, and parenting arrangements • separation and divorce: child custody and access, child support, division of family property, division of pensions and RRSPs, common-law entitlements, and certificates of divorce Oil and Gas Law • purchase and sale transactions and agreements • surface and mineral leases • incorporation of companies • joint venture agreements Business Law • sole proprietorship or a partnership • incorporation and its benefits • tax matters and corporate restructuring

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• business purchase/sale (assets or shares) Debt Collection • use the court process to hold delinquent customers accountable • contingency fee arrangement • avoid limitation period issues Other • civil litigation • criminal defence, impaired driving, • Criminal Code, and Controlled Drugs and Substance Act charges • farm/agriculture law • income tax and tax planning

NSWB Law Firm 319 Souris Ave, Weyburn 306.842.6921 law@nswb.com www.nswb.com

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Set Yourself up for

FINANCIAL SUCCESS By Erin Legg

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Financial success is defined differently for each person. But it does involve the same key components: a goal, a plan, and some resolve. Whether you’re wanting to overall your short-term financial goals, or reassess your long-term goals, take control and develop healthy, essential habits to help you create the success you deserve. Set A Goal

Seek Professional Advice

What is a specific financial goal you’d like to achieve in 2019? Over the next 10 years? Next 25 years? Perhaps you’d like to have more in your savings account. Maybe pay off your credit cards. Purchase your dream home or travel the world for a year. Whatever you are determined to achieve, be very specific and write it down.

After you’ve set your financial goal, whether long term or short term, your relationship with your financial planner is instrumental in building your overall wealth. A financial planner will assess your goals and help chart how much money to put into your savings and set aside for retirement investing (RRSPs), and even examine the type of insurance best suited for your situation. Your financial planner can also help you look at your mortgage, and help you determine the size of the emergency fund you should have socked away. Various investment strategies can seem overwhelming — stocks and bonds, RESPs, what do they all mean? — but your financial planner will recommend investments to help with your personal wealth goal.

Budget Your budget is your spending plan for the year. It helps create the structure for your financial goals. Take some time to review last year’s budget and assess how well it worked for you and your family. What are the changes that need to be applied for the upcoming year? Are you expecting a raise? Has the number of household members increased or decreased? Are you planning extra vacation time or more extracurricular activities for the kids? Planning a renovation? These are all considerations to keep in mind as you map your revised budget.

Stop Hiding from Debt

The new year brings new possibilities. Keep your financial goals in mind and set out to achieve them. Remember, longterm financial success isn’t about being stingy and hoarding your money. It’s about using your money in the best way possible for the best results possible.

Avoiding the big D is detrimental to your financial future. Unmanaged debt ruins your credit rating and ends up costing you more to repay than if you had just dealt with it as it came. Start by making a list of all your loans and credit accounts, what is owing for each and the interest rates you’re paying. Prioritize your payments, and stick to the schedule. It can be overwhelming, and some people find tackling debt easier with the help of a credit counselor or debt repayment organization.

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Stop in to get your bookkeeping on track this year. TOP TEN REASONS TO USE A BOOKKEEPER 1.

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

2. A bookkeeper can help you organize

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

3. A bookkeeper can do the job faster than you can. You pick up a receipt ready to enter it and find yourself unsure of how to categorize it. Now, you need to do some research, maybe phone someone or use the Internet, all of which is very time consuming. Bookkeepers are trained to know where different items belong — that is, whether they are an asset or expense, income or liability. 4.

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

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A bookkeeper can help you control your paper flow. As a business, you

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

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A bookkeeper understands the numbers. Not sure of how it all works? How do you make a profit? What expenses can you control? A bookkeeper can help you to understand what your numbers mean.

7. A bookkeeper knows how to pay your employees. TD1, T4, income tax, CPP, EI… the list goes on, and it can be intimidating to the untrained. A bookkeeper knows when reports and remittances are due and how to file them.

differently through the month or find different ways to increase your cash flow.

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10. A bookkeeper can give you peace

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

9. A bookkeeper can help you with cash flow. By tracking income and expenses in reports, a bookkeeper can quickly help you to see when cash flow gets tight and then help you to decide whether you need to pay things

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of mind.

Ardell Small Business Solutions 306.842.2787 ardellbookkeeping@sasktel.net


Thank you to all of our clients for your continued support. We look forward to working with you in the new year.

L-R: Gretel McNab, Angie Driedger, Don Horner, Diane Horner, Janessa Marcenko with her son Myles; PHOTO RIGHT Otis, the official office greeter

from all of us at Horner Law Office!

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TOP Keith Schmeltzer, BOTTOM LEFT Amanda Paré, BOTTOM RIGHT Sloane Kozakewich and Devin Knibbs

All Your Equipment Needs Under One Roof: Schmeltzy’s Rentals/Fisk Repair

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isk Repair has a long, successful presence in Weyburn. Originally a tire repair shop, Fisk Repair was founded in the 1940s by Ozzy Fisk. Throughout the years various owners worked diligently to expand the company’s scope and services. Then, in the spring of 2014, former construction company owner Keith Schmeltzer purchased the rental side of the business, and worked under the name of Schmeltzy’s Rentals. By that fall, Keith also purchased the repair division of the company. Today, Schmeltzy’s Rentals/

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Fisk Repair caters to a wide audience — including residential, agricultural and commercial customers — seeking quality equipment to rent or purchase. “We specialize in small engine and lawn and garden equipment sales and rentals,” says Keith. “Our wealth of knowledge in the back shop and continuous training keeps us ahead of the competition.” If you’re a do-it-yourselfer or a professional contractor searching for the right tool for the job, Schmeltzy’s

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Rentals/Fisk Repair can help you out. The local business provides power equipment and tools to complete any job — from scaffolding to skid-steers, carpet cleaners to trailers, snowblowers to lawnmowers. There are a few things to which Keith attributes the success of Schmeltzy’s Rentals/Fisk Repair. First is customer service. “Customer service and feedback are very important,” he says. “We always greet our customers when they walk through the door, and always ask how their rental was. When our returning


customers purchase equipment from us, we always ask how they like our products.” Quality products by reliable brands are the second ingredient to success. Schmeltzy’s Rentals/Fisk Repair feature top brands such as Cub Cadet, a wellestablished company with products such as push mowers and zero-turns, and Stihl, a leading brand specializing in handheld equipment such as chainsaws and string trimmers. Agriculture brands offered include Kohler, Briggs & Stratton, and Honda. “All products we carry have a great warranty, and we also offer parts and service for all of our brands,” notes Keith. The third component of Keith’s success is rooted in his employees. They are knowledgeable about superior customer service delivered to each customer, and with the brands the company carries. Amanda Paré works closely with Keith ensuring all administrative duties and office organization is handled efficiently. Head mechanic Devin Knibbs has more than 30 years of experience servicing engines by Stihl, Kohler, Briggs & Stratton, and everything in-between. His helper, Sloane Kozakewich, assists with the service duties, as well as maintains the rental equipment. Customers rent equipment from Schmeltzy’s because they know that each piece is wellmaintained by certified mechanics after each rental. Keith believes knowledge is power and loves to educate his customers whenever he can. As winter settles in, Keith shares this advice: “Be proactive and make sure your equipment is working properly,” he says. “Don’t wait until the last minute. Along with being proactive and ensuring your equipment works properly, make sure all safety devices work and you have the right protective equipment.” Curious if Schmeltzy’s Rentals/Fisk Repair has what you’re looking for? Stop in to see for yourself, or give them a quick call to speak to a professional. Schmeltzy’s Rentals/Fisk Repair 1355 Coteau Avenue West Weyburn 306.842.2303 info@fiskrepair.ca www.fiskrepair.ca @Schmeltzy’s Rentals/Fisk Repair

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Tony Kopec Grain CSR 306.861.0685

Candace Chisholm Grain CSR 306.861.2265

Our team at

Parrish & Heimbecker, Ltd is committed to supporting you, our farm business partners. For all your grain marketing needs, please contact any one of our passionate, highly qualified Grain CSRs. When it comes to marketing crops, such as durum, wheat, canola, peas, barley, red lentils, soybeans, oats and flax, our team is eager to find the right opportunity for you to market your grain.

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Our team is focused on supporting our producers by listening and continuously learning how we can tailor our services to their needs. Everyday, our goal is to meet the demands and expectations

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We invite you to drop in for coffee or call us to discuss your grain marketing options. Sign up for our daily text, where you’ll receive grain pricing.

of our farm business partners. Our Weyburn P & H team looks forward to maintaining and cultivating customer relationships and business developments in the future. As the world grain market evolves, our team is adapting to meet the ever-changing demands to market grain at the optimum time and price for our valued farm partners.

Parrish & Heimbecker, Ltd Highway 39, 1 Mile East of Weyburn 306.842.7436 parrishandheimbecker.com


Great Dane Engineering:

Because Safety Improves Quality By Erin Legg

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reat Dane Engineering Inc. was founded eight years ago by professional engineer, Rob Stables. The company name was inspired by the several Great Danes they have owned over the years. An expert in safety and environmental compliance, manufacturing plant maintenance, and project management, Rob has more than two decades of experience in the oil and gas and manufacturing sectors. Additionally, he has demonstrated strong leadership skills, team development, deadline margins, and budgetary constraint. His wife, Patty, is also a consultant with Great Dane, and is trained with safety education. They are both committed to bringing a high level of customer service to each job. Great Dane Engineering consults with businesses across Southeast Saskatchewan — from oil and gas companies to retail centres and everything in-between — to establish and monitor the intricacies of safety so employees

can continue productivity. Whether its workplace safety consulting, training, program planning and implementation, or COR certification coaching, Great Dane Engineering benefits any company’s bottom line. The consultants are hired on a need-be basis, and because safety is essential 24/7, Great Dane is ready to respond to any need at all times. Great Dane Engineering manages companies’ compliance, such as ComplyWorks, ISN and COR evaluations. By overseeing these details, Great Dane keeps companies on track for continuous work with productive employees. And because the standards and safety regulations are ever-evolving, Great Dane Engineering commits to regular education, training and conferences to remain at the forefront of the industry. A partnership with Great Dane Engineering is a valuable addition to any organization.

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Great Dane Engineering Inc. 706 Dieppe Drive Weyburn 306.861.5401 gdei.ca rjstables@gdei.com @GreatDaneEngineering

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New Look, New Brand, New Logo We’ve got exciting news to share – we have a new look! We are thrilled to announce the launch of a new brand identity with a refreshed name and logo. Our organization will now be known as South East Sport, Culture & Recreation District. The rebranding supports the purpose, values and culture for the future of the South East District organization.

We are so excited to launch our new logo and name just in time to commemorate our 20th anniversary in the coming year (2019). During the past 20 years, we’ve been constantly growing, adapting, and evolving to meet the needs of our communities. The new logo is meant to better

Joni Hagen, Executive Director ed@southeastdistrict.ca

reflect the essence of who we are today and where we are headed tomorrow. Among the other changes will be our website domain name (www.southeastdistrict.ca) and new email addresses for all staff members.

Tara Heslip, Community Develpment Consultant cdc@southeastdistrict.ca

Dallas Cossar, Administrative Coordinator admin@southeastdistrict.ca

About South East Sport, Culture & Recreation District With offices located in Weyburn and Indian Head, we are one of seven district organizations in the province. We serve 74 urban municipalities, 50 rural municipalities and eight First Nation Bands in south east Saskatchewan. We provide a variety of services to build the capacity of groups and organizations working to develop and deliver sport, culture and recreation opportunities. We are a “one-stop shop” for sport, culture and recreation resources and information.

One of our initiatives that focuses on training is our Mini-Workshop Café! Our mini-workshops offer condensed, results-based learning opportunities for your local sport, culture or recreation volunteer team or board! Complete mini-workshops on a variety of interesting topics that will help you gain valuable skills and that will leave you with tools and templates to put new ideas into action! These are offered for free in your community through a simple email request and can be held in conjunction with your next board meeting!

HEAD OFFICE | Mailing Address: 100A – 18th Street, Weyburn, SK S4H 2W4 | Phone: 306.842.2188


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SEASONAL VS. WINTER TIRES:

What’s the difference? By Erin Legg

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t’s a common question amongst drivers: “What’s the difference between seasonal tires and winter tires?” The biggest distinction is traction. Traction may not be a major safety component to winter driving for those who live in mild conditions year round. But here in Saskatchewan, where winter’s frigid temperatures and blankets of snow hang around for months on end, it’s absolutely essential. All-season tires tend to be the factory standard on most vehicles. These tires perform well on pavement or gravel during warm, dry and lightly wet conditions. The best performance from all-season tires is during temperatures at or above 7C — so, really not during a Saskatchewan winter! There are a few components of winter tires that separate them from seasonal. First, the tread rubber. A great performing tire that tackles winter like a pro should remain flexible, even in -40C temperatures, and “grippy,” especially when encountering ice. Winter tires are created from quality rubber that does just that, whereas summer and all-season tires are made with a tougher rubber that stiffens up in cold weather, resulting in poor traction. A tire’s tread depth is also an indicator of traction. Winter tires have deep treads that reduce snow buildup, and ensure the tires grip the surface of the road, regardless of the elements. These tires also have intricate tread patterns, which help channel snow and expel slush. Ever wonder what those numerous slits are throughout your winter tires’ tread? Those are biting edges, and further help the tires grab the surface of the road. All-season tires do not have this feature. Where we live, winter tires are more of an essential safety measure rather than just another automobile option. By investing in a quality set of tires and using your common sense, your winter driving should be a lot safer and less stressful.

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- Road hazard tire repair - if a covered tire fails to hold air due to a puncture, bruise, break or is damaged and your vehicle cannot be safely operated, the tire will be repaired at any GM dealer (allowance of up to $40 per tire repair plus GST/PST)

Cold weather is on the way! Your vehicle’s tires are your direct link to the pavement. Weather conditions, driving habits, types of travel, geographical location and personal preferences greatly influence your choice of winter tires.

Your safety is paramount,

BARBER MOTORS is your tire destination!

which is why we recommend you speak with one of our tire specialists. Here at Barber Motors, our experts have more than 80 years combined knowledge and will educate you about the winter tires that best suits your circumstances. We are passionate about helping people find what's right for their vehicles.

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DIY:

Assemble Your Winter Roadside Survival Kit

By Erin Legg

Let’s see a quick show of hands: how many of you have an emergency winter kit in your vehicle? No shame if you don’t — that’s why we’ve made this handy list for you to consult. A simple kit stowed in your vehicle just may help save your life should you ever meet an unfortunate incident and find yourself stuck or stranded in your vehicle in our frigid winter weather. DIY: Assemble Your Winter Roadside Survival Kit YOUR SURVIVAL KIT SHOULD INCLUDE: •

sturdy bin to store items

long-lasting food, such as energy bars, and water in plastic bottles (they won’t crack when the water freezes)

blanket(s)

extra socks, mitts, hats, and sweaters

first aid kit

knife

compact or foldable shovel and an extra snow brush/scraper

simple toolkit (multi-head screwdriver, pliers, adjustable wrench and some duct tape)

candle powered heater (a metal can and a candle) and matches

flashlight (cold weather can zap your battery life, so consider a wind-up style)

whistle

fluorescent flag

spare cell phone charger

notebook and a pencil to keep track of any information the tow company provides

sand or non-clumping cat litter (provides traction when stuck on ice)

tow rope

jumper cables

road flares

fire extinguisher

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While this kit will give you peace of mind, a few winter driving safety tips will also help. Try to keep your gas tank at least half full, especially when travelling long distances. If you become stuck in snow,

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make sure the exhaust pipe is free from obstruction. Stay in your car and run the engine for 10 minutes every hour. Crack the window for fresh air. Finally, stay calm: a level head is necessary for survival.


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