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WEYBURN & AREA VOLUME 4 ISSUE 4

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Chartered Professional Accountants LLP IT’S MORE THAN JUST NUMBERS

Fresh | Local | Living

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Weyburn Tourism is organizing a walking sparkle tour through River Park to get into the Holiday Season this December.

We want to see River Park Sparkle this Holiday Season, but we need your help!

CALLING ALL

BUSINESSES, ORGANIZATIONS, INDIVIDUALS, to ‘reserve

their campsite’

to decorate for the holiday season. You pick the decorations, the style, the brand, the theme, it’s your campsite!

Contact Weyburn Tourism for more information: (306) 842.4738 or marketing@weyburnchamber.com or stop by the office at 11 – 3rd Street.


WEYBURN & AREA Volume 4 Issue 4 Fall 2019 www.refinedweyburn.com Editor Brook Thalgott Design Ghislaine Moffitt Cover Photography Images By Jon Gillies

Publisher’s Message

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he evening air is turning crisp and we can feel fall around the corner. It’s always sad to see the long, warm days of summer leave us but the beautiful colours that fall bring truly help with the transition.

Photography Big Dog Photography, Images By Jon Gillies Contributing Writers Brook Thalgott, Jaime Johnson, Kali Holdstock Tonya Lambert, Kiteen Mainil Marketing Executives

This issue’s cover features Weyburn’s own Cogent Chartered Professional Accountants LLP. Enjoy reading about this company’s history—they’re celebrating 25 remarkable years. ReFINEd Weyburn & Area’s purpose is to encourage our readers to support our local businesses and organizations. The special feature in this issue highlights some of those amazing businesses deserving of your hard-earned dollars. Buying local helps us all. Knowing how to style a denim jacket isn’t always easy but Kiteen’s editorial feature takes all the guesswork away. Another topic that always has me looking for advice is what vitamins and minerals to take, and for what ailment. Our health editorial highlights popular supplements to boost your health and wellness. Kali Holdstock, owner of Holdstock Designs, is a local interior designer. She is giving us fresh and trendy ideas on styling our homes. Enjoy the at home editorial this issue on small changes you can make in your home that have big impact. We also have an interesting editorial on the business of agriculture. Farming built our province and it has evolved into a very complex industry. We wish all our local farmers a successful and prosperous harvest.

Britany Culham refined.britany@gmail.com 306.861.1255

Darryl Ward refined.darryl@gmail.com 306.861.6969

Publisher Brooke Ward refinedweyburn@gmail.com 306.551.4789 Distribution & Subscriptions refinedweyburn@gmail.com

Curl up with the latest issue of ReFINEd this fall while enjoying a warm beverage. Try the recipe for the Hot Spiced Cider Toddy in this issue, if you’re looking to try something new while you check out everything this issue and our community have to offer. Happy reading,

Brooke

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Let’s face it - life has plenty of lemons to dole out. So why not be ready for them and avoid the financial stress? One reason is financial planner anxiety! People often reveal all kinds of personal details to professionals like doctors, lawyers or dentists. But when it comes to sharing finances, many people are reluctant. Some are embarrassed about having their spending habits, lack of savings or financial disarray exposed. Many are afraid of being sold something they don’t understand (or need!) - while others believe they don’t have enough money to warrant a planner. But we’re here to tell you - financial planning is for everyone! Financial planning will make a huge difference in your emotional and financial wellbeing. So how do you get over the anxiety and on the road to a more secure financial future? From procrastinating to achieving goals - like taking the trip you’ve always dreamed of, paying for a child’s education or retiring with a comfortable lifestyle? 1.

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DEPARTMENTS 8 | YOUR HEALTH An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure - Supplements to Boost Your Health & Wellness

18 | SPECIAL FEATURE Close to Home - 10 Ways Shopping Locally Benefits YOU

44 | STYLE & BEAUTY When in Doubt, Wear Denim 48 | AT HOME Small Changes, Big Impact 56 | BUSINESS & INDUSTRY The Business of Agriculture 58 | COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT Flavours of Fall Returns 61 | COMMUNITY Events Calendar

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COVER FEATURE: Cogent Chartered Professional Accountants LLP: It’s More Than Just Numbers

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup & Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

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SPECIAL FEATURE: Why Support Local?


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An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure Supplements to Boost Your Health & Wellness By Brook Thalgott

Thinking about how you can treat yourself a little better, and boost your health? A good supplement may be the answer. We caught up with Christy Sanderson at Old Fashion Foods to talk about what we can do to give our bodies some tender, loving care.

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“Taking care of yourself now will pay off as you age.” - Christy Sanderson

Your Skin

Your Body

As we age, our skin becomes more susceptible to damage from the sun, unhealthy eating, smoking and more. Vitamins can help your skin stay healthy. “Try vitamins C, E and A,” says Christy. “Beta-carotene and zinc are also great for your skin’s health and appearance.” Vitamin C is more than just a cold fighter. As an antioxidant, it fights free radicals and helps you get more from trace minerals and nutrients. Vitamin E and A, taken together, can improve healing, and collagen can keep your skin strong and moisturized.

Want to keep everything inside in good working order? Omega-3 fatty acids are just the thing for good immune systems, joints and clear minds. These fatty acids can help fight inflammation associated with conditions such as heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease. “Boost your intake by eating wild-caught fish weekly, or take a supplement of Omega-3s daily,” says Christy.

Your Stress Feeling frazzled? The B vitamins including B12 and folate, can not only help your metabolism, but also combat fatigue, boost energy and help cognitive functions. “Even if you consume B12 in beef, eggs and poultry regularly, you may need an additional supplement to get the most from the vitamin,” says Christy. “This can be especially true for vegetarians and vegans, who don’t consume B12 in animal products, which is where B12 is found.”

Your Bones Vitamin D and calcium are great for bones—keeping them strong and reducing risk of bone loss and fractures. Calcium, when taken with vitamin D and magnesium, can offer protection from heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and cancer. Vitamin D, the “sunshine” vitamin, comes mostly from our exposure to the sun. “However, many of us don’t get enough sunshine as we spend lots of time indoors or wearing sunscreen,” says Christy. “Just 15-20 minutes a day in the sun without sunscreen is enough for many.” You can supplement vitamin D as well.

Your Eyes Antioxidants can keep your peepers healthy by lowering free radical damage and inflammation which can damage your eyes’ macula, lens and cornea. “Vitamin A, vitamin C, lutein and zeaxanthin can help your eyes as you age,” says Christy. “Zinc and copper can protect your retinas and lower your risk for macular degeneration.”

Your Gut Probiotics are the bacteria in your gut, and they support your body absorbing nutrients and staving off infections. Certain probiotics can enhance your immune system and help your overall health. “Take a probiotic that has at least 50 billion CFUs and has strain diversity, including multiple bacterial strains like Bacillus clausii, Bacillus subtilis, Lactobacillus plantarum, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Lactobacillus acidophilus and Lactobacillus bulgaricus,” says Christy. “Supplements for your gut can also help with food sensitivities, skin issues and more.” Protecting your health doesn’t have to be hard. Good supplements can make a world of difference now and in the future. “Taking care of yourself now will pay off as you age,” says Christy.

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Did Someone Say Walk? Fido’s Place is All About Dogs, All the Time

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f there’s one thing you can say about Fido’s Place, it’s that they love dogs. The staff are committed to their work and their furry customers. Let’s say hi to some of the other professionals working with the dogs at Fido’s Place.

exact. She’s been a vet technologist for the past 14 years and is a Certified Canine Good Neighbour Evaluator. In 2001, Jeanine acquired her first Springer Spaniel and in 2003 she registered her kennel name—Keypoint—and hasn’t looked back. Jeanine says she has been blessed in her small breeding program to produce dogs that have titled in conformation, obedience, rally, agility, barn hunt, and therapy. And, of course, they are excellent companions. Jeanine works part-time at Fido’s Place and teaches Rally Obedience classes on Thursday nights. Rhiannon Benjamin has been building relationships with dogs in the Weyburn community for four years from pet retail to doggy daycare and now dog training. Recently completing her internship with CDN K9, she is now taking on clients for private sessions and group classes to come. Rhiannon achieved her training with CDN K9 while working full time at Fido’s Place Doggy Daycare. Fido’s Place is very excited to have put Rhiannon in charge of Fido’s Yappy Hour on Tuesday nights.

Julie Chiniski started working as a Vet Technologist at Prairie Animal Health Centre in January 2008. She is very happy to be able to continue her education and has acquired her Equine Massage Certificate. She has attended many dog training seminars, taken the Karen Pryor Academy Clicker Training Course and attended clicker expos. She has been teaching classes for almost 10 years. Julie is available for one-on-one sessions and is teaching the puppy obedience and clicker training classes at Fido’s Place on Wednesday evenings. She is also known to hold Puppy Parties before classes on Wednesday nights as well.

Most of Jeanine Jorgensen ‘s life has been revolved around dogs—25 years to be

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Join Rhiannon and all the wagging tails for Yappy Hour on Tuesdays from 7.15 – 8.15 pm. For just $5, you and your dog can socialize with canines and humans alike.

Sarah Richaud has a strong interest in canine behaviour and understanding the reason behind the reaction. She’s worked for the past nine years as a vet technologist, focusing her continuing education on behaviour, training and nutrition. Sarah’s main goal with training and classes is to help open the lines of communication and strengthen the bond between dogs and their owners. It’s a great way for the dogs to have a good start on being a more respectable canine citizen. Given her profession and the sometimesextreme reactions of frightened dogs, she also focuses a bit on some counter conditioning and positive reinforcement at home that can make your pet’s visit to the vet less stressful. Sarah holds her classes at Fido’s Place on Monday nights.

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All training classes are kept small so instructors can give more personal instruction. Pre-registration is required.

Visit fidosplace.ca for details on Yappy Hour, training, and much more. Fido’s Place 325 Queen Street Weyburn 306.842.1842


RVT Kerri-Ann Currie, with RVT Kristin Caldwell’s children L-R Hailey, Lance and Hannah and their family pet Jess PHOTO BY Images by Jon gillies

VETERINARY TECHNICIANS THE NURSE OF THE FAMILY PET

At Prairie Animal Health Centre We Treat Your Pet Like Family Photos Dr. Andrea Clarke

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ctober is National Registered Veterinary Technician month. Across Canada, veterinary clinics are recognizing these amazing team members. Registered veterinary technicians undergo rigorous training, completing a two-year college diploma course and passing a national licensing exam. RVTs are educated in dozens of areas within veterinary medicine, from anaesthesia to dentistry, lab animal research to industry sales, equine to avian and exotics, nutrition to radiology, large animal to shelter medicine. RVTs

work alongside veterinarians to provide animals with the highest quality of healthcare. Here at Prairie Animal Health Centre (PAHC) our RVT team is made up of six incredible women with many years of experience behind them: Lisa Mallory (26 years), Julie Chinski (21 years), Kristin Caldwell (16 years), Karla Hadlow (15 years), Janelle Evans (eight years) and Kerri-Ann Currie (seven years). We couldn’t be prouder that these women have chosen PAHC as their workplace!

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Lisa Mallory, RVT

Veterinary Technology Diploma (1993) Lisa started working at PAHC in 1993. In 2006, she became co-manager for PAHC’s Weyburn and Estevan clinics. In 2012, her position changed to Practice Manager of PAHC Weyburn. Lisa enjoys the science of veterinary medicine, from understanding new products and techniques to doing detailed microscope work like cytology and is passionate about sharing her knowledge with others. Outside of work, Lisa has been involved with the Weyburn Humane Society, the Saskatchewan Association of Veterinary Technologists, the Saskatchewan Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and SVMA Professional Conduct Committee. Lisa received the 2004 Award of Merit from the Saskatchewan Association of Veterinary Technologists.

Julie Chinski, RVT

Veterinary Technology Diploma (1998) Julie enjoyed every minute of growing up on a dairy farm, giving her a passion for animals especially her border collies. She has worked in a small/exotic animal clinic in Saskatoon and then at a mixed practice in Regina, beginning her employment at PAHC in 2008. Julie currently teaches dog obedience with positive reinforcement clicker training classes and educates clients on different behaviour topics. Julie happily lives with her husband and two boys on their farm, with a great variety of furry creatures. Including cows, horses, donkeys, sheep, a pig, cats and a few dogs. Who knows what other species she will acquire in the future. Some would call it a funny farm, but she calls it her Heaven.

Kristin Caldwell, RVT

Animal Health Technology Diploma (2003) In 2004, Kristin began her employment at PAHC Estevan as their first employee and transitioned to the Weyburn office in 2005. As the company grew, so too did Kristin’s role: she become a co-manager in 2007 and Chief of Veterinary Operations (Hospital Administrator) in 2012, traveling between the Estevan, Weyburn and Carnduff locations. Kristin’s passions in veterinary medicine are education, compassionate patient care and technician support. She enjoys sharing her knowledge of animal health. Kristin has been on many volunteer boards of the years and is currently involved in Weyburn Artistic Swimming, Weyburn Silver Seals and is the General Leader of the Brokenshell 4-H Multiple Club.

Kerri-Ann Currie, RVT

Animal Health Technology Diploma (2012) Animals have always been a large part of Kerri-Ann’s life. Growing up on a dairy farm gave Kerri-Ann a great passion and respect for working with cattle. She could always be found out with the cattle, the family dog and cats trailing behind her. In 2012, Kerri graduated from Lakeland College in Vermilion with her Veterinary Technician Diploma. In 2015, Kerri joined the team at PAHC. Kerri especially likes the large animal part of her technician role.

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Karla Hadlow, RVT

Veterinary Technician Diploma (2004) Karla was born and raised in Prince Albert, where she always had pets in her life. These included a rabbit, dogs, fish, hamster and birds. Ever since Karla was in kindergarten, she knew she wanted to work with animals. While going to school at SIAST in Saskatoon, Karla developed a strong interest with working with wildlife. Shortly after graduating from the veterinary technician course in 2004, Karla came to Weyburn and started working as a Vet Tech for PAHC. Karla loves working with cats and likes the technical aspect of her role. She enjoys educating clients on how their pet can live a longer and happy, more enriched life.

Janelle Evans, RVT

Animal Health Technology Diploma (2011) Janelle was born and raised in the Weyburn area. She received a Diploma in Equine Production and Breeding in 2008 and became an Animal Health Technician in 2011. Since then, Janelle has been an RVT at PAHC. Janelle enjoys all aspects of being an RVT, from working with large animals to caring for small ones. Having a sick pet is stressful and helping walk an owner through the decision-making process is something at which Janelle excels, due to her own life experiences. She also enjoys working with small animals and educating their owners. Raising Limousin cattle, horses and sheep with her husband Ken, Janelle especially enjoys building relationships with other large animal owners, sharing experiences, difficulties and blessings with them.

The nature of the technician’s role is very hands-on. They comfort the scared, the sick and the lonely. They bandage wounds, give meds, take x-rays and run lab work. They watch your pet grow and offer guidance wherever they can. Then, when that time comes, they grieve alongside you. They work long hours and come back at night to check on hospitalized pets because they love what they do. They are veterinary technicians and proud to be.

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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

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Souris Valley Veterinary Services Prairie Animal Health Centre Carnduff 202 2nd St E Carnduff, SK 306.482.5252

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COVER FEATURE

L-R Ted Hillstead, Don Hillstead and Mike Melanson

It’s More Than Just Numbers Cogent Chartered Professional Accountants LLP Has Served Weyburn and Area for 25 Years and Counting By Brook Thalgott Photos Images by Jon Gillies

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Rob Stephanson

Britany Burnett

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t all began over a pizza in 1994. The plan for a new accounting firm began when Mike, Ted and Don met up at the local Houston Pizza. “It wasn’t on the back of a napkin because accountants are far more organized than that,” jokes Ted Hillstead, Partner at Cogent Chartered Professional Accountants LLP. The three partners drafted a business plan that day, and spent time formulating the common vision for their new firm. Hillstead Melanson Accounting and Tax Services was born on November 1, 1994 at 115 Second Street in Weyburn. The company grew over the next six years through the acquisition of some local bookkeeping and tax firms. In 2000, more growth came when the company merged with a Regina accounting partnership, and Hillstead Melanson added two more partners. This led to a name change—to EPR—and Don moved to Regina to manage the Regina practice. In 2004, the company purchased an accounting firm in Meadow Lake and added another partner, Gerald Pohl. In 2005 the name was changed to Cogent Business Consulting and three years later, Cogent moved from its original home on Second Street to 206 Hill Avenue. Cogent would continue to grow through the acquisition of accounting practices and small firms across the province. In 2014 Cogent purchased another firm in North Battleford that became another branch of the growing enterprise. This remarkable growth and the merger of the three accounting bodies led to another name change to what we know today: Cogent Chartered Professional Accountants LLP. Since then, Cogent merged with Glenn Ziegler in 2015 and

Glenn Ziegler

acquired a practice in Rosthern which formed another branch of the company. Cogent also welcomed Britany Burnett and Michael Marchand as partners. 2018 brought the merger with EPR Saskatoon, adding Brian Rugg and Colin Taylor as partners. Today, Cogent Chartered Professional Accountants has 11 partners at six locations throughout the province, and a team that is now 90 strong. Through all the growth and expansion over the past twenty-five years, one thing has remained the same—their commitment to the communities they call home. 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 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 Weyburn Oil Women Association Weyburn Youth Centre

A proud member of the community, Cogent can handle all your business and personal accounting needs and

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Rhonda Verbeurgt offers a full suite of services, including accounting, tax planning and remittance, bookkeeping, payroll, estates and trusts, succession planning, business consulting and more.

The Partners Mike Melanson, CPA, CGA Nov 1, 1994 Ted Hillstead, FCPA, FCGA Nov 1, 1994 Don Hillstead, FCPA, FCGA Nov 1, 1994 Rob Stephanson, FCGA, FCPA Jan 1, 2006 Gerald Pohl, CPA, CGA Feb 1, 2010 Britany Burnett, MPAcc,CPA Jan 1, 2017 Michael Marchand, CPA, CGA Jan 1, 2017 Colin Taylor, FCPA, FCGA, CMA, B Comm Sept 1, 2018 Brian Rugg, CPA, CGA, BSA, PAg Sept 1, 2018 Ryan Hillstead Jan 1, 2019 Rhonda Verbeurgt Jan 1, 2019

Cogent Chartered Professional Accountants LLP 206 Hill Ave Weyburn 306.842.8123 cogent-cpa.com

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Pumpkin Bread There is nothing more quintessentially fall than the pumpkin. Once autumn hits, pumpkin is everywhere and with good reason. Whip this bread up in no time, and enjoy it warm with a hearty dollop of butter.

Ingredients 3 1/3 c. all-purpose flour 3 cups sugar 2 tsp. baking soda 1½ tsp. salt 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 1 tsp. ground nutmeg 1 15 oz. can pumpkin 1 cup vegetable oil 4 eggs 2/3 cup water

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Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare two 5x9x3 inch loaf pans with non-stick spray and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, combine pumpkin, oil, eggs and water. Carefully mix in dry ingredients until combined. Spoon into loaf pans. Bake for 60-65 minutes or until done. Cool for 10 minutes and remove from pan. Allow to cool completely on wire rack. Adapted from: https://cook.recipesbook. info/2019/06/the-best-pumpkin-bread-recipe.html


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WHY SUPPORT LOCAL? Local businesses stock unique and diverse products

The owners of local businesses are behind the counter.

chosen to suit your local lifestyle.

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Local businesses support local events, sports teams and charities.

Buying local keeps more money in our community.

For every $100 spent at a local business $68 stays in the community compared to $43 at large chains.

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Close to Home 10 Ways Shopping Locally Benefits YOU By Tonya Lambert Photos Images by Jon Gillies

1. You Matter. Your business—and you—matter much more to small business owners than to any large multinational corporation. Local business owners will do more to earn your business and keep it. From personalized service to special deals to reaching out if a product you want arrives, local owners work hard for your business, for you and for your community.

2. It’s Personal. Local business owners take the time to get to know you—your preferences, your needs and your wants. They’re better able to help you pick out the perfect gift or suggest a product they know will appeal to you personally.

3. There’s More Selection. Have you ever noticed that every mall in a big city looks the same? They all have the same stores that sell the same products. If you shop at small, local businesses, you will find a unique and diverse selection of products chosen especially by the owners to suit your local lifestyle.

4. It’s Convenient. Shopping local is simply more convenient. The businesses are close to where you live and work, and the owners have selected products to meet your needs.

5. It’s Money in Your Pocket. Consumers often mistakenly think they are saving money when they purchase a product online for less money. What they

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fail to realize is all the ways shopping locally saves them money in the long run. For example, small businesses provide 60 per cent of jobs and wages. Small businesses pay more in taxes than large multinationals, which keeps residential property taxes lower. Local business owners are also more likely to support other local businesses and donate to local community groups, meaning you pay less to enjoy local events and participate in local organizations. For every $100 spent at a local business, a whopping $68 stays in the community compared to $43 at big multinationals.

6. It Supports Culture. Local businesses are big sponsors and promoters of local athletes and artists helping to create a vibrant local culture for you to enjoy.

7. It Creates Connections. By shopping at locally-owned businesses, you expand your connections within the community. You become acquainted with the owners, the employees and your neighbours who also shop there.

8. It Helps the Community.

Unlike large multinationals, small local businesses pay their fair share of taxes. This means the local government has more money to improve public infrastructure and support public services and facilities—things we all use and enjoy.

9. It’s Better for the Environment.

It takes far less gas to drive downtown to shop at a local business than it does to drive to large cities to spend money at a big box store. In fact, you could even to walk to do your shopping if you shop in Weyburn—that means less gas and more exercise.

10. It Creates Opportunities.

Entrepreneurs are innovators. The more entrepreneurs, the more innovation and opportunities there are. Everyone benefits from new ideas. It’s easy to benefit when you shop locally—you can feel good and save money. Start today!

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WEYBURN PROUD:

Barber Motors Celebrates 70 Remarkable Years By Brook Thalgott Photos Images by Jon Gillies

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arber Motors has been serving Weyburn and area for as long as owner Mal Barber can remember.

The Family Barber Motors was founded back in 1949, by Mal’s grandfather Cec. “After owning the GM dealership in Glentworth, my grandfather was offered the opportunity for a GM dealership in Moose Jaw or Weyburn,” says Mal. After touring both Weyburn and Moose Jaw, the warmth

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of the people of Weyburn confirmed Cec’s choice—Weyburn it was to be. “My dad, Ron, had been in Calgary at Mount Royal College and he came back to Saskatchewan to work with my grandfather in Weyburn,” says Mal. Together with his father Cec and mother Myrtle, Ron and his wife June settled in the community to run the dealership and raise their family. Cec and Ron worked together for many years, and Ron took over the dealership from Cec in 1965. Ron guided the

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business from the mid-1960s, through tough times in the 1970s, and all the way to 1992 when he was ready to retire. Mal and Delaine, the third generation to take the reins, spent a few years on the West Coast after graduation from the University of Regina with Mal working at Ford Motor Company. Ron called one day in 1976, offering Mal the opportunity to come home and help with the family business. “B.C. was an okay place, but I knew I could be doing more with my time than sitting in traffic for hours, commuting every day to work,” says Mal.


Mal and Delaine came home to Weyburn to raise their family just as Ron and June had done years before. Mal learned much about the automotive business from his dad as they worked together. “My dad was a wonderful mentor to me,” says Mal. “He loved Weyburn and the people in it, and it showed all through his life.” Ron Barber was the president of the Saskatchewan Auto Dealers Association, won many awards in his work as a GM dealer, volunteered coaching sports, was a board member for the Weyburn Red Wings and was even Mayor of Weyburn in the early 1990s. “Weyburn meant so much to my dad,” says Mal. Today, Mal runs Barber Motors with his son, Andy—the fourth generation from the Barber family to join the company. Andy spent some time away too, working in various dealerships and majoring in automotive marketing in college at Barrie, Ont. Andy came aboard in 2003, and like the Barber men before him, is a proud Weyburn citizen, husband to Rhea and a dad of four. “Andy and I work well together, and I’d like to think I give him bits of good advice from what I have learned over the years.” says Mal. “I hope I can do for him what my dad and grandfather did for me.” The opportunity to buy a business is not a guarantee for success for the next generation. “Andy is committed and hardworking, and I know he will be successful,” says Mal. The love of the automotive industry has also reached other members of the Barber family. Mal’s son-in-law Jeremy, married to Mal and Delaine’s daughter Julie, works in the body shop at Barber Motors. He and Julie reside in Weyburn with their two daughters. Son David, married to Stephanie and dad of two, works for a GM dealership in Edmonton. Daughter Marie and her husband Travis live in Regina but stop by often to visit Mal and Andy with their two sons. “Some of the greatest moments in my life come from seeing my children raising their children,” says Mal. “I love it when they come by the dealership to see me.”

The Company Over the years, Barber Motors has seen many changes. Not just in the people at the helm, but in what it offered to the Weyburn area. Besides GM vehicles,

L-R Mal and Andy Barber

Barber Motors sold farm machinery in the 1950s and mobile homes from 1955 to 1980. It was one of the first Ski-doo dealers in Saskatchewan in the mid-1960s, and sold Evinrude skiboats and Airstream and Triple E travel trailers in the 1970s. Today, Barber Motors is a proud, strictly GM vehicle dealership. Even with the evolution of offerings over the decades, one thing has never changed to Barber Motors: their unwavering, sincere commitment to their customers, their staff and the city they call home. “The formula to succeed in business is often said to be offering a quality product with good service at a competitive price,” says Mal. “I believe that to be true, and our success is also due to our roots running deep in our community.”

The Customers Over the years, Barber Motors has also become the “family car dealer” for many families in the Weyburn area. The dealership has proudly sold and serviced vehicles for many generations of the same family. “It’s great seeing people over the years, helping them buy their first car, their first family car, and then to do the same for their children and grandchildren,” says Mal. Barber Motors knows that they wouldn’t have had success if not for the loyalty their customers have given them over the years.

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Barber Motors has a strong commitment to their community. Some of their annual donations include: • 4H Club • Weyburn Red Wings • Weyburn Beavers • Golf Tournaments • Curling Bonspiels • Sports Clubs • Schools • Cugnet Centre • Wheat Fest • Churches • Weyburn & District Hospital Foundation • Mental Health • Saskatchewan Oil Show • Provincial Drama • Special Needs Children • And much, much more.

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TOP LEFT Cec Barber TOP RIGHT Leo Runne, Barbers original Service Manager and Ron Barber MIDDLE LEFT The original dealership burned down in 1976 MIDDLE RIGHT Grand opening of the new location at #1 Government Road in 1979. L-R Delaine Barber, MLA Auburn Pepper, Mayor Isabelle Butters, MP Len Gustafson, Builder Morris Swertz and June Barber BOTTOM LEFT Showroom of the new location in 1979 BOTTOM RIGHT June and Ron Barber

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The Barber Family 2019 MISSING June Barber

The GM Company The dealership has proudly sold GM vehicles for 70 years, with GM supporting their journey along the way. “We’ve won numerous awards from GM and have learned so much from the company as owners. GM helped us in good times and bad, financially assisting us in the early 1970s during a time of low grain prices,” says Mal. “Our staff also enjoys the support and training GM supplies.” Mal, Andy and the team are also excited for what’s on the horizon for GM. “The automotive industry is always changing, and GM is staying at the forefront with innovations for the future,” says Andy. “It’s exciting to see what’s coming for us and our customers.”

seeing the company succeed. “Our team is made up of diverse voices with different experiences, and everyone is welcome to provide their thoughts on how we can do better for ourselves, our customers and the community,” says Andy. The Barber Motors team gives back to Weyburn in many ways. Staff members volunteer their time throughout the community and area. Over the years people have sat on boards for local daycares, schools, golf courses and animal rescues. There are volunteer firefighters, coaches and church volunteers. They’re not just employees at Barber Motors—they’re proud community members giving back where they can.

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Barber Motors wouldn’t be where it is today without the staff that makes it special. The team is 55 strong, and they see their workplace as more than just a place to come to work. “Our staff members are more than colleagues to one another, and you can see it every day,” says Mal. “They’re friends. When one of us needs a hand, there’s always someone to lend one. We’ve rallied around people when they need help or to celebrate.” The team is committed to

Throughout its 70-year history, besides their commitment to their customers and staff, Barber Motors truly loves the city it serves. From the time Cec decided to make the move to Weyburn until today, and looking into the future, Mal and Andy are grateful to call Weyburn their home. Barber Motors is proud to be locally owned and recognizes what that means to Weyburn. “Local people working in local jobs benefits us all,” says Mal. “In a community like ours, we’re all

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interdependent. The jobs here rely on one another, and combined, they drive the city.” Mal appreciates the quality of life Weyburn has provided his family and his staff, and he wants that to continue well into the future for everyone. “I want us—everyone in Weyburn—to keep what makes our city so special. What we are fortunate to have is important, and we need to preserve it. Appreciating and supporting locally does just that.”

Thank You Finally, the entire Barber Motors team wants to thank the people of Weyburn for the last 70 amazing years. They are looking forward to many more years serving the community. “There’s a fifth generation of Barbers now, and maybe one day, you’ll see them carrying on the tradition started by their great-greatgrandfather so many years ago,” says Mal. “Whatever the future holds, I hope it’s as good as what our families have been so fortunate to enjoy.”

Barber Motors Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac 1 Government Rd Weyburn 306.842.6531 barbermotors.com

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Celebrating 6 Years

You're an Essential Part of Our Success

Bookkeeping | Payroll Services | Business Planning and Management | Quickbooks Training

Thank you for six wonderful years, and for trusting us with your business. Here’s to many more years working together.

Ardell Small Business Solutions 306.842.2787 ardellbookkeeping@sasktel.net


Community Futures Sunrise

LOCAL HELP FOR SMALL BUSINESS Community Futures (CF) Sunrise has been assisting businesses in southeast Saskatchewan for 22 years with business loans, advice and training for new and growing enterprises.

Say hello to CF Sunrise’s

newest addition to the team, Regional Economic Development Coordinator Christina Birch.

Christina’s position was funded by the Canada Coal Transition Initiative, and she is now ready to help businesses and communities in the southeast during the transition away from coal-fired power generation. She will be traveling throughout the area to meet with businesses and organizations to learn how she, and CF Sunrise, can support them.

“Having lived in the southeast for more than a decade, I know that rural Saskatchewan is a great place to raise a family and grow a business. I am looking forward to working with local businesses and municipalities, as well as our varied stakeholder groups throughout the region, to create a strategic vision for the region’s growth,” says Birch.

Community Futures Sunrise 11 3rd Street, Weyburn 306.842.8803 sunrise.cfdc@sasktel.net @SunriseCF

Connecting small businesses with the resources they need to succeed is what CF Sunrise does best. Interested to talk about loans for your own small business, or want to contact Christina and discuss economic development in southeast Saskatchewan? Get in touch with CF Sunrise today.

They are happy to help.

Christina Birch Regional Economic Development Coordinator 306.842.1767 cfsask.ca/sunrise

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L-R Marie Chisholm, Anna Maurer and Annika Enslin

Fresh Daily

and Just Like Grandma Used to Make The Rolling Pin is Weyburn’s Newest Bakery Café and They’re Ready to Serve By Brook Thalgott Photos Big Dog Photography and Photography by Sherry Lynn

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our ingredients. That’s all you’ll find in the bread baked fresh daily at The Rolling Pin. Owners Marie Chisholm and Annika Enslin pride themselves on their fine selection of breads, cookies, pastries, pies, quiches and cupcakes—all made with love, care and attention. Everything they make is from scratch, every day. You won’t find a baking mix, high-fructose corn syrup or shortening in the building. Instead, you’ll find farm fresh, wholesome ingredients like flour, butter, eggs and yeast—just like Grandma’s kitchen. Marie and Annika are long-time bakers and friends, who met four years ago when they were placed next to each other at a local market. Each had been making

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and selling baked goods from their home kitchens and at farmers’ markets. The two became fast friends, and six months ago, they decided to move out of their kitchens and into a bakery space. “We’re both so passionate about baking from scratch with real ingredients,” says Annika. “We worked together on the idea of a bakery, and decided to take the plunge.” The new bakery and café at 316 Souris Avenue opened June 11. Homey and friendly, there’s a fresh selection of goods daily, and a kid-friendly play area so moms and dads can enjoy a cinnamon bun or sandwich while the kids have some fun. The lunch selections change daily (the fresh sheet is posted on Facebook) and there’s always a

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vegetarian option. The bakery is already developing a following for its “Everything Bagel” with smoked salmon and dill cream cheese, and the cinnamon buns are creating a buzz around town. “We


“We can bring our freshly made goods to you. Whether you need a work lunch or a wedding meal, we can create a menu that works for your special event.” - Marie Chisholm

even make our own jams and pickles,” says Annika, a fourth-generation baker who hails from Germany. “You won’t find a drop of margarine in anything we make.” This fall, as the weather cools down, prepare to tuck into bowls of soup and stew made with the same love and fresh, quality ingredients. The Rolling Pin can also cater your meeting or special occasion. “We can

bring our freshly made goods to you,” says Marie. “Whether you need a work lunch or a wedding meal, we can create a menu that works for your special event.” The café also supports artists and craftspeople, featuring locally made works from the area. “Right now, you’ll find beautiful macramé and wood works on our walls, all for sale,” says Annika. “We love our community, and we want to support our local artists.”

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Open Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 5.30 pm and Saturdays from 9 am to 2 pm, pop by for a fresh loaf of bread to take home and a delicious breakfast, lunch or snack to stay. Annika and Marie are ready to serve, and delight you and your taste buds with simple, fresh local food prepared the way it should be.

The Rolling Pin Bakery 316 Souris Avenue Weyburn 306.842.1220

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DOING GOOD

Does Everyone Good

Winston Bailey, Broker/Owner 306.861.2463 winstonbailey01@gmail.com

RE/MAX Weyburn is a proud member of the community Chad Bailey, Realtor® 306.861.5163 cbailey.remax@hotmail.com

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Kristin Buck, Realtor® 306.861.1216 kristinbuck@sasktel.net

Bailey knows that organizations like local minor sports teams, curling clubs, 4H clubs, and community service groups could not survive without businesses adding their support. “Enabling these groups to function helps those taking part in activities that sometimes would not be possible,” says Bailey.

Zoe Buchanan, Realtor® 306.861.1616 buchananzoe@hotmail.com

inston Bailey, REALTOR® and Broker at RE/MAX Weyburn Realty, is happy to support the city he calls home and works in every day. “As a local business owner, I have always carried the opinion to support the people that support you,” says Bailey. “At RE/MAX Weyburn Realty, we not only do this in Weyburn but also in the surrounding communities where we do business.”

He also knows that supporting children in Weyburn and the southeast is vitally important. “Children are a large part of our support, because we realize the importance of their development in the activities they are involved in,” he says. “They are our future and our support to them is invaluable.” Finally, the agents of RE/MAX Weyburn Realty understand that when we support our local businesses, we enhance the local economy by supporting local jobs and growth. When those dollars spent locally are added up, it makes a major difference to the quality of life in the place we call home and supports a better place for all of us to live.

LOCAL CHARITIES/NON-PROFITS THEY SUPPORT Weyburn Beavers, Young Fellows Club, Canadian Cancer Society, The Family Place, Weyburn Youth Centre, Weyburn Golf Club, Weyburn Red Wings, Weyburn Minor Hockey, Weyburn Care-A-Van Society, Chad Johnstone Memorial Ferriers Contest, Cystic Fibrosis Canada, Southeast Regional College, Royal Canadian Legion, Rotary Club.

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Renée Johner, Realtor® 306.861.3528 rjohner.remax@hotmail.com

Donna Nyeste, Realtor® 306.485.8415 donnanyeste@gmail.com

RE/MAX Weyburn Realty 136A 1st Street NE Weyburn wbailey.remax.ca remax.weyburn@sasktel.net 306.848.1000


Caring for The Community By Brook Thalgott

their own. Together, they share a love of exploring out-of-the-way places. They have moved several times over the years and have a deep appreciation for meeting new people in new communities.

For nearly 30 years, Fletcher Funeral Chapel has been supporting families during the most difficult of life’s milestones—the passing of a loved one. Led by Tamara Seghers, Funeral Director, Embalmer and General Manager, the compassionate, caring team is made up for 11 staff members committed to helping people when saying a final goodbye. Tanya Kwochka joined Fletcher’s two years ago. Born and raised in Weyburn, Tanya has been married to her husband, Marlon for 20 years and has two children, Tyler and Jami. She has been involved in local organizations such as coaching in Weyburn Minor Hockey, Weyburn Special Olympics and served for many other organizations. “There is a sense of family at Fletcher’s, which is passed on within the community,” says Kwochka.

Don Wiberg has been a funeral attendant for 23 years at Fletcher’s. His career in funeral services began back in 1956, when he studied to become what was then called an undertaker. He spent four years working for Kerr’s Funeral Chapel in Winnipeg, where he also provided ambulance services in the greater Winnipeg area. It was there he discovered his passion for helping others. He would move onto working for the Department of Agriculture in Shoal Lake, Man. before coming back to the Fillmore area to begin his career in farming in 1973. Don would find his way back to funeral care in 1988. Today, he is a proud member of the Fletcher’s team.

Nicholas Lumb is the youngest team member at Fletcher’s. He recently finished Grade 11 and is looking forward to graduating next spring. He loves cycling, camping, bonfires and music. He enjoys his job as a funeral attendant at Fletcher Funeral Chapel and being a part of such a great team. Fletcher Funeral Chapel can help your family through the hardest times, and also help you plan for the future. Call (306) 842-5432 or visit them online at www.fletcherfuneralchapel.com for more information.

Joseph Deal is new to Fletcher’s, joining a year ago as a Funeral Director and Embalmer. He and his wife Sophia have recently made Weyburn their home. They have been married for 34 years with two grown children that have families of

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Good People Bring Out the Good in People By Brook Thalgott Photos Images by Jon Gillies

When Nancy McMahon looks at her community, she sees that local matters. And she and her company live that belief every day. “We’re active in the community and we support local businesses by shopping and using local services,” says Nancy. “We know that by using local services and supporting local organizations, we help the local economy to maintain a vibrant and prosperous community.” 30

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ancy and her company support many organizations and community groups including the Weyburn Red Wings, the Weyburn Elementary Mini Marathon (W.E.M.M.), Southeast College (through the Greek Feast fundraiser), the Torquay Community Centre, the Weyburn Opportunity Road Race, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), the Women of the Year Awards, Weyburn Synchro Stars, Weyburn Humane Society, Weyburn and District United Way, and Stars Foundation. You’ll also find them participating in many fundraising golf events. One of Nancy’s staff members fundraises at Weyburn Beavers and Weyburn Red Wings games, and another team member volunteers as the treasurer for the Foundation of Life church. Finally, the company is a member of the Weyburn Chamber of Commerce.

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“I get to know my clients as people, not just as numbers.” - Nancy McMahon

Nancy has only called Weyburn home for three years, but she has made herself part of the community that has welcomed her with open arms. She belongs to QUOTA International Weyburn. The international organization was established in 1954, serving the local community in a variety of ways, including donations of many FM hearing systems to local schools, daycares, long-term care facilities and other facilities. The organization awards a scholarship annually to a Southeast College student. They also organize the annual Festival of Carols every December, and the annual Women of the Year Awards. The awards are an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions made by women in the Weyburn area for their leadership in the workplace, entrepreneurship and volunteer contributions. All funds raised are returned to the community. In her work life, Nancy works at her accounting practice alongside her staff that appreciate Weyburn as much as she

does. Together, 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 corporate and personal clients. She loves working with her clients every day. “I get to know my clients as people, not just as numbers,” says Nancy. She has also expanded her thriving practice to Regina, where she also serves clients. 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.

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

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You’re All Invited

The Royal Canadian Legion Makes Events Special By Brook Thalgott

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he Royal Canadian Legion Branch 47 in Weyburn might be the city’s best kept secret. Open to the public, the Legion has something for everyone—including an amazing space for your next meeting, banquet, event or special occasion. “We think we’re a bit of a mystery to some in the community,” says Connie Nightingale, Secretary-Manager at the Legion. “The Legion welcomes everyone, not just its members. You can come by for a meal or a drink, like our new Legion Lager, and enjoy free pool, shuffle board and darts.” The Legion is also spreading the word about their venue, and what they can offer the community in event space. The organization can accommodate groups from 10 to 350 people. There’s an auditorium that easily holds 350 people comfortably, and two event rooms that can be booked separately or combined to for up to 150 people. Not only does the Legion offer venue space, it also has a dedicated catering team to take your event to the next level. Offering flexible menu options for breakfast, lunch, supper or evening events, the food and beverage team can work with you to find the menu that fits your needs, budget and taste. Every catered event enjoys complimentary coffee, tea and juice service, and banquet service starts with just 20 people. There’s no charge for glassware or silverware,

and Wi-Fi, screen, projector, plastic tablecloths, ice and water, podium and microphone are all complimentary. The Legion is also known for its outstanding menu and family friendly dining. Tuesday is Wing Night, and the Legion cooks up hundreds of wings for hungry customers—and it’s becoming quite popular in Weyburn. “We’re famous for our fresh beef, served either as roast or our AAA Rib Eye Steaks, New York Cuts and even Prime Rib. Our beef is all locally sourced, grain fed, Saskatchewan raised and always served fresh,” says Connie. Friday is always Steak Night with Saskatchewan-grown grain fed AAA Rib Eye. You can also enjoy their chicken, ribs or an 8.5 oz haddock fillet—all served with choice of potato and unlimited salad bar. Fridays are also for the kids, with chicken strips and choice of potato & salad bar. Saturday Meat Draws are always a hit, with draws at 11 am and 3 pm. The second Sunday of every month is Sunday Brunch, at just $12 for adults, kids 6-12 for only $6; six and under eat free. And, the fourth Monday of every month, the Legion hosts an Ordinaries Meet & Greet in the South Saskatchewan Regiment Lounge at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 47 from 1 pm to 3 pm. Rides can be provided by the Care-A-Van Society, to drive veterans from the nursing homes to the Legion. “All veterans who need transportation

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can contact one week prior to the Meet & Greet and the Weyburn Legion will cover the cost of transportation. A snack and free drink of choice is also provided to our veterans, widows and service persons,” says Connie. Whatever you’re in the market for—a great meal, a great event, or great day out—let the Weyburn Legion do what they do best. Book the Legion for your next event, Christmas party or special occasion at (306) 842-4258 and make your event even more memorable. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 47 150 3rd St NE Weyburn 306.842.4258

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10th Anniversary Welsh Kitchen is celebrating their 10th anniversary serving Weyburn and area. We would like to thank everyone for their support over the past 10 years.

Fresh made soups, salads and sandwiches every day Breakfast and lunch Catering Holiday parties and trays Dine-in or take out Restaurant available for bookings A locally owned and operated family business

Welsh Kitchen | 405 Souris Ave, Weyburn | 306-842-7687 | info@thewelshkitchen.ca | Hours: Monday to Friday 6:30 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Keep your loved ones close to your heart with this personalized jewelry option that can feature a fingerprint or even your dogs paw print.

JEWELLERY IS LIKE ICE CREAM:

THERE’S ALWAYS ROOM FOR MORE By Brook Thalgott Photos Images by Jon Gillies

For forty years, York Jewellers—a Weyburn institution—has been supplying the city and the southeast with beautiful jewellery, watches, giftware and much, much more. The store is the place where Weyburn celebrates life’s important milestones from christenings to graduations, engagements to weddings, anniversaries and everything in-between.

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ot only can York provide the jewellery, watch, accessory or gift you need, it can also breathe new life into old or broken pieces you have lying around. Old jewellery like broken chains, half pairs of earrings and old rings that you don’t wear anymore

can become something fresh and new. “We sit with you from the very start, sketching ideas and discussing features that you like from different jewellery that we show you to help get the ideas flowing,” says owner Al York. Once the York team has a good idea of what you would like, Ryan—Al’s son and the store’s designer—creates a 3D render so you

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“From the first purchase you make with us, all the way through appraisals, excellent customer service is always our priority.” - Al York

can see the one-of-a-kind piece from every angle. “Once you’re happy with the 3D render, we discuss the metals that can be used to create the look you want,” says Al. “You can use 10, 14, 18 up to 22k gold in yellow, white or rose colour, as well as platinum, palladium mixes and even sterling silver.” The final step is working with the shop’s gemmologist to pick out the types of precious and semi-precious stones that could be used to create a look that is durable and beautiful. “We’ll even discuss the meanings behind each stone, and what they represent,” says Al. In addition to designing custom pieces, you’ll also find a line of jewellery exclusive to York. The designer line has the York

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Jewellers logo stamped right in the shank of the ring. “The rings are 18k gold with Canadian diamonds set in them,” says Al. “As well, we offer many one-of-a-kind creations that Ryan has designed. They don’t stay in the store very long before they are purchased.” The store is also the place to find great gifts for the man in your life. Dads, husbands, brothers, sons and grandpas can be hard to buy for but York has something for all the men you’re shopping for. “We carry LED-lit signs that have car logos, sports logos—including the Riders of course—and many more,” says Al. “There are also replica swords, guns and cannons.”

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New to York is a great line for travellers. The Secrid compact RFID wallet is for men and women and protects your cards so they cannot be scanned. “There is no chance of someone walking by with a scanner and charging your card fraudulently when using one of these wallets,” says Al. The store is also home to Lamp Berger oil burning lamps that actually kill the bacteria in the air while they diffuse. York can also Lazer engrave on wine glasses, leather wallets, trophies and glass awards, and on the inside of rings to personalize them. “We even have a line of bereavement jewellery with fingerprints and pet memorial urns and keepsakes,” says Al.


PHOTO LEFT AND ABOVE Ryan York, bench jeweller/CAD Designer

York Jewellers can also help you keep time with watches from popular brands like Fossil, Diesel, Citizen Eco drive, and AVI8. For the avid watch collector, they have many different watchcases to store them, from five to thirty watches at a glance. “We also repair and rebuild Grandfather clocks, wall clocks and watches of every kind,” says Al. “For grandfather clocks, we’ll pick them up repair them and deliver them back if needed.” Finally, having your jewellery appraised is very important so that both you and your insurance company know exactly what you have in case of a catastrophic loss. York does appraisals right on-site by one of the most qualified gemmologists in the country, Raeghan Schmidt so you can speak face to face with an expert. “From the first purchase you make with us, all the way through appraisals, excellent customer service is always our priority,” says Al. “To us, customer service is not just a word. It’s what we practice every day because everything we do for our customers matters.” Make York Jewellers your only stop for fine jewellery, watches and more. See them downtown in Weyburn at 39 3rd Street NE, and visit them online at yorkjewellers.ca.

York Jewellers 39-3rd Street NE Weyburn 306.842.5484 yorkjewellers.ca

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With over 30 years of experience, our team at Ideal Cabinets & Decor can help you make the most of your space. L-R Dawn Tumback, Duane Heisler, Norma Dunsmore PHOTO Images by Jon Gillies


Our business is dedicated to attention to detail, quality workmanship and innovative solutions. We pride ourselves on our experience and continued excellence to assist our clients create the home of their dreams.

Our experienced team will work with you to design your space whether it is a budget-conscious renovation or a luxury build.

Our showroom features a large selection of brand name flooring, including Mannington, Mirage, Armstrong and Mohawk, to name a few. We also offer window coverings, kitchen cabinets and cabinet fixtures to bring your vision to life.

Ideal Cabinets & Decor Inc. 1127 Railway Avenue Weyburn 306.842.2643

OPEN Monday – Friday, 9:00 to 5:30 SERVING Weyburn, Estevan, Regina and southern Saskatchewan, visit their showroom at 1127 Railway Avenue in Weyburn.


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Smaug’s Vape Shop & Lounge 57 3rd St NE, Weyburn 306.842.0666 smogsvapelounge@gmail.com www.smogsvapeshop.ca

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Head on Down to Route 39 Weyburn’s Newest Fashion Retailer is Just for Men By Brook Thalgott Photos Big Dog Photography

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n opportunity appeared for Annette Petersen in February, when a storefront became available in Weyburn’s downtown. “My husband suggested I open up a store in the space,” says Annette. “I thought at the time I was too busy with our kids, but by April, I knew I wanted to do it.” The storefront was still available, and Annette signed a lease and was buying for her store just days later. Route 39 Clothing Co made its debut on May 10. This quality menswear store

has everything from casual streetwear to business attire, suits to underwear, jeans to accessories. Fitting sizes small to 5XL and big and tall, the men of Weyburn need look no further to become (or stay) well-dressed and stylish. Annette prides herself on bringing in quality brands— Buffalo, Mavi, KuwallaTee, Hurley, BN3TH and Soul of London, to name a few—that fit men of all ages and tastes. “Whether you want a Billabong t-shirt and flipflops for the beach, or a new suit for a special occasion or the office, we can find what you need,” says Annette.

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Route 39 has everything you need from a coat on down to unmentionables, with the sizes and styles in the brands you love. Located at 64 3rd Street NE and open Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 5.30 pm, let Annette help you suit up.

Route 39 Clothing Co 64 3rd Street NE Weyburn 306.842.7000

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When in Doubt, Wear Denim Ahh, the denim jacket. A classic staple in my wardrobe for sure! I wear my denim jacket pretty much year-round, but it seems to come out most often in the fall. A good denim jacket is something I think everyone needs—it’s the perfect “in-between temperature” item to have & is so dang easy to style!

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could chat with you all day about the outfits you could incorporate a denim jacket into, but instead I’ll share four different styles that all benefit from the addition of a denim jacket this fall:

Casual Cool – I love throwing my denim jacket on over black jeans and a black t-shirt! It looks so effortlessly…cool. To amp the outfit up a little—and make it even more autumn-esque—I put on my wool hat and leopard mules.

Travel Companion – Anytime we travel, I take my denim jacket along. It keeps me warm on the plane and I just love how it looks paired with leggings, white sneakers, a white t-shirt, and a plaid button up peeking out underneath it!

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Dressed Down – Who says you have to put away your favorite summer dress once summer’s over? Wear your dress a little longer by throwing on a pair of booties and your denim jacket!

Sweater Weather – Because sometimes in Saskatchewan, a sweater isn’t quite warm enough on its own! Wear a denim jacket over an oversized sweater (bonus points if it’s a mock/ turtle neck sweater because those are trendy this season) and leggings. You’ll be comfortable AND warm! If you’d like to see more visuals of my denim jacket outfit ideas, check out my recent style session on IGTV & on my feed!

Information provided by Kiteen Mainil with Kiteen’s Closet. Kiteen and her family live in Weyburn. She’s a proud mother to Violet and Leo and wife to a hard-working 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 www.kiteenscloset.com @kiteenscloset kiteenscloset kiteenscloset

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Expressions Ladies Wear

Under new management, Expressions Ladies Wear is still the store you’ve come to love. Find all your favourite brands including Tribal, Joseph Ribkoff, Nygard, French Dressing Jeans, Alia, Chabra, Carreli, Bella Amore, Nygard, Tan Jay, Bobbles N' Bling Accessories, Clarks, Bear Paw, Sketchers, BioTime and more.

Expressions Ladies Wear 64 3rd St NE, Weyburn 306.848.3684

Open 9 - 5:30pm Monday to Saturday

With 40 years of fashion behind it, Tribal is a brand that never goes out of style. With premium fabrics and quality design, Tribal is comfortable and fashionable with a fit for life.


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Small Changes,

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It doesn’t take much to make a big change. We often look at one area of our home and think we don’t have the time, money or vision to execute a design change. What if I told you that you could do very little to go big? There are so many ways to update your space on any budget—even no budget!


Kali Holdstock is an interior designer and owner of Holdstock Designs. She and her family live on a cattle ranch north of Weyburn. She’s a wife, mother of four and a sewing hobbyist. In her work, she produces something which is individual, unusual and personal to all her clients. Reach Kali at holdstockdesigns@gmail.com or 306.861.8135, and find her on Facebook and Instagram.

Here are some options for you to consider for your space:

Rearrange furniture & décor

Lighting Hues & Fixtures

Not only can you move large pieces around but little moves can help too. Your wall mirror can shift to the dining room table as a centrepiece. You can create an open feel by perhaps removing a piece or two so traffic can flow easier or create something cozy with your furniture placed around the fireplace for intimate evenings.

Letting in natural light brightens your day and relieves stress. Remind yourself to open those blinds if you can because that sun is free to enjoy. Believe it or not, changing your light bulbs can drastically help. Incandescent, fluorescent and halogen lighting are just a few options upon many to choose from. Don’t like your light fixture in that space? Change the fixture and change the vibe!

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Throw Pillows & Blankets There are many ways to mix and match throw pillows and blankets. Don’t have the space to store dozens of pillows? Invest in some inserts and change slip covers. You can wash and store them easily. Best of all, your pillows don’t have to match. In fact, you can achieve a more professional, stylish look if they don’t. Sometimes it does take a practiced eye, but have fun with it.

Tile & Backsplashes Unless your budget allows you to change your backsplash every five to ten years, don’t go dating your area with a bold, trendy tile. Keep it simple and classic if it’s sticking around for a long period of time. You can also place tile in an unconventional spot like the front of your island or your bar. Who said tile is just for your kitchen walls?

Paint & Trim For a reasonable price and a little sweat, you can drastically change the ambiance of a room with a simple colour. Accent walls are still a great option if you don’t want to paint the entire room. You can also change the trim or create a trim detailed wall to mix things up.

Scents & Plants A simple plug-in or a candle is a low-cost way to create an inviting aroma around your home. Did you know that scents can help with your health and wellness? Lavender is good for sleep; pine can help with stress and citrus can help you feel more energized. Plants can help reduce stress and keep the air clean—and they look great too! Don’t have a green thumb? Find some easy-care plants and enjoy the extra life in your home.

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HIRING AN INTERIOR DESIGNER

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any people get confused or intimidated by the idea of hiring an interior designer. Many of us have a project you want to begin—whether its any major renovation, or a simple décor boost— and you may not be aware of the amount of time and money it will take to complete. A designer can help you handle the hefty amount of work that involves an endless number of decisions, large and small. Bringing Your Vision to Life It’s often difficult to see how a space can come together the way you want. Designers are qualified to think creatively and spatially and see the “big picture” that clients often cannot. An interior designer has the attention to detail required for lighting and furniture placement to fabric choices, colour palette and fixture options and much more.

a client supplies me with their design wish list, it helps speed up the process and can cut down on costs. I can expand on your vision and give it more depth. Hiring a designer can also save money on expensive mistakes that can potentially happen along the way. Finding the Help Everyone knows it can be difficult to find good help. An experienced designer already has reliable connections that you may need and that you can trust, saving you hours of researching contractors and tradespeople you need to hire. Even when selling your home, a designer can help you boost buyer appeal and set your home above and beyond the competition.

“Hiring a designer can also save money on expensive mistakes that can potentially happen along the way.”

You will never regret having a trained pair of eyes that will see things that you’re guaranteed to miss.

Managing the Details The time and work required can be a bit overwhelming for someone without experience. A good designer takes time to understand your taste, style, budget and even more importantly, your life. A designer has the ability to take your wants and needs and put them together in a plan for you. This can relieve much project-related stress. As a designer, I find that if

Kali Holdstock Holdstock Designs Kali Holdstock is an interior designer and owner of Holdstock Designs. In her work, she produces something which is individual, unusual and personal to all her clients. holdstockdesigns@gmail.com 306.861.8135

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Country & Co. and Inspired Perfection Furniture that Hits Home By Brook Thalgott Photos Big Dog Photography

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ountry & Co. Home Décor, Weyburn’s go-to destination for all things home décor and gifts, is also home to locally made jewellery, candles, photography, woodworking and furniture. “We’re thrilled to support so many local and Canadian artists and brands,” says owner Tricia Wilgenbusch. “Country & Co. believes in supporting Canadian entrepreneurs, small business and local artists.” And support they do. Inspired Perfection, a southeast Saskatchewan company making fine wooden furniture and décor, has found a home at Country & Co. Owners Chris and Shayna Johnson create rustic farmhouse-style dining suites, end tables, consoles, benches, blanket ladders, trays and décor from their workshop in nearby Carlyle. Working primarily with pine, you can purchase ready-made pieces at Country & Co., or place an order for a custom piece unique to your style and taste. “Our pieces come completely finished and ready to take home,” says Chris. “While you can find our work on Facebook and Instagram, the only place to see it in person is Country & Co.” Working with a five to six-week lead time, Shayna advises booking orders for the holidays as soon as possible. “Fall is here, and winter is coming, so now is the time to think about gift giving or something for yourself for the holiday season,” says Shayna. See Inspired Perfection and everything Country & Co. has to offer at 28-2nd Street NE and be sure to stop by the Fall Open House on Saturday, September 7. “We have great talent so close to home,” says Tricia. “Come by and see it all.” Country & Co. Home Décor 28 - 2nd St NE Weyburn 306.842.0859 @countryandcohomedecor @countryandcohomedecor Inspired Perfection Carlyle 306.575.6304 @inspired_perfection @inspired.perfection.furniture.

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MIDDLE PHOTO Shayna and Chris Johnson, owners of Inspired Perfection

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DO YOUR WINDOWS HAVE MOISTURE? IT COULD BE CONDENSATION.

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ater or frost on windows is condensation. Condensation is formed when warm moist air comes in contact with cooler dry air. An example is when a bathroom mirror “steams up” after a hot shower. Just like that mirror, the inside or outside of your window can sweat or fog because of temperature differentials. Glass is usually the first place you notice condensation because glass surfaces have the lowest temperature of any surface in a house. If you didn’t have as much condensation before replacing your old windows, it’s probably because they were drafty. Modern energy-efficient windows and new framing techniques with insulation and full caulking around the perimeter create barriers to the air exchange of a home. When combined with the additional water vapor (moisture) from showers, cooking or from clothes dryers lacking external ventilation, the result is excess moisture and a high relative indoor humidity level.

CAUSES OF CONDENSATION: • Poor Air Circulation – Where there is poor circulation of warm air, condensation builds up on windows as the inside glass surface is colder than in other parts of the house. • Drapes - Drawing heavy drapes over a window or patio door increases

the possibility of condensation by restricting the flow of warm air. • Interior Blinds or Shutters - Insulating interior blinds or shutters contribute to condensation problems by trapping moist indoor air between them and the window. • Varying Humidity Levels - Some rooms, such as kitchens and bathrooms, have higher humidity levels than other areas of the home, thus encouraging condensation to form on the windows in these rooms. • Exposure - If windows are exposed to prevailing winds, they will be slightly colder than the other windows in the home, causing condensation to form. HOW CAN CONDENSATION BE REDUCED?

The key lies in controlling the humidity inside your home. Moisture collects in the home during the hot, humid summer months or during construction and remodeling. When you start to heat your home at the beginning of winter, condensation occurs. This lessens after a few weeks as your home begins to dry.

WHEN SHOULD I BE CONCERNED?

Window condensation should only occur when there are extreme temperature differences between indoor and outdoor spaces. The amount of water should be fairly small and appear on the inside of windows during winter months and the outside during summer months. If you find condensation between the two layers of glass in an insulated window, the airtight seal has probably been broken and the glass will need to be replaced. Signs of too much moisture in the home include moisture spots on the ceiling or walls, peeling paint, rotting wood, delaminating plywood, moisture on exterior walls and fungus, mold or mildew growth are signs of a more serious moisture problem. Should you experience these symptoms, you should contact an expert heating and cooling contractor.

Other ways to reduce condensation include: • Crack open a window or door daily to air out your house. • Open a window or run exhaust fans longer in the kitchen, bathroom and laundry room. • Open drapes and blinds, allowing air to circulate against windows. • Turn off any humidifying devices. • Use a dehumidifier.

Southern Glass Works 1524 1st Avenue NW, Weyburn www.southernglassworks.ca 306.842.2574

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FLOORS & SERVICE, YOU’LL LOVE Floor Coverings International Brings the Showroom to You By Brook Thalgott Photos Images by Jon Gillies

Have you ever embarked on a home renovation project and had no idea where to start? Have lots of ideas for a project without a clue on what to do? Pinterest and Houzz are loaded with great ideas, but how can you possibly make them your own. Well, have no fear. Shannon Forrester and the team at Floor Coverings International can help.

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Recently, the Floor Coverings International team helped a Weyburn homeowner freshen their décor with luxury vinyl plank. Working with the existing maple cabinetry and the dining room floor, the home moved from a brown colour palette to grey. The team installed 7” luxury vinyl plank throughout the living room, kitchen, laundry, hallway and bathroom. “The planks fit beautifully over the existing ceramic tile in the kitchen,” says Shannon. “There was no subfloor work required, and now the home has a beautiful, fresh look.”

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hannon travels with 3,500 (yes, you read that right) samples (plus many more at her office) and will come to you and your space to help you find what you need. “We’re totally mobile, and we bring samples that we can test in your home or business to see what will work with your vision and the space,” says Shannon. “You don’t have to stand in a big box store under buzzing fluorescent lights, wondering which floor covering or tile will work.” You can work with the team in the comfort for your own home, as you select the flooring or tile you need with their professional guidance. Best of all, their design planning is free. “We don’t just show up with samples and leave the work to you,” says Shannon. “We help craft a design plan that works with your taste, style and budget. That’s included, not an add-on.”

Once you’ve picked the floor covering or tile you need, Shannon and the team also handle measuring, ordering, shipping and even installation. You don’t have to find an installer on your own because Floor Coverings International has professional installers at the ready. They’ll even install baseboards and heated floors. “We can also help you design the backsplash or tile work you need—kitchens, bathrooms, foyers, the works,” says Shannon. “And the design time is at no additional charge.” Floor Coverings International will also be there to manage your project. When the installer arrives, so does Shannon and her team. “We’ve had customers leave for work in the morning and by the time they arrive home, we’re done, and the mess is gone,” says Shannon. “We’re there every step of the way.”

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Ready to have some help with your home project? Let Shannon and Floor Coverings International do the heavy lifting. Call (306) 533-3065 or visit regina. mobileflooring.com for more information or to make an appointment.

Floor Coverings International (306) 533-3065 regina.mobileflooring.com

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The Business of

Agriculture By Jaime Johnson

Long gone are the days of simply broadcast seeding, then praying for rain and a bountiful harvest. Farming has evolved into a very complex industry, which exists in a global marketplace. To be successful, producers today must have a solid understanding of basic business principles and draw upon the ever-increasing network of agriculture professionals to run their operations.

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sometimes outsourced to specialists such as accountants or bookkeepers. Increasingly, farmers are also utilizing agrologists and agronomists for livestock, soil and crop production management support.

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Farmers must keep abreast of technological advances in production practices, machinery and crop science. Seeding has moved into an arena of mechanization with precision placement and formulation. Seeds are specifically placed at an exact depth and width apart. Agronomic companies use weather stations, satellite imagery and soil samples to offer fertilizer and input prescriptions that meet the exact needs of each field zone. Advances in bioengineering and breeding practices have resulted in seed varieties that have such things as increased protein, improved drought tolerance and insect resistance. The type and quantity of crops farmed must match with a


farmer’s equipment line in order to maximize efficiencies. Agriculture production is an incredibly risky business that differs from other industries and businesses in terms of its risk quotient. It is very capital intensive and one of the only businesses where operators have to field both uncontrollable production and market risks. Every year farmers roll the dice with Mother Nature and hope she doles out adequate heat and moisture while holding back the hail, frost and pests. A timely rain or flea beetle infestation could significantly affect the bottom line and neither of these things can be controlled, nor predicted. Operating costs of seed,

inputs, machinery and fuel vary with fluctuations in currencies and market prices. Although these are operating risks shared by other businesses, agriculture is one of the only industries where farmers buy all their inputs and operating machinery at retail prices, but sell their products at wholesale rates.

advance of seeding if prices are on the decline. Strategies such as these can significantly affect a producer’s bottom line, but both are still a gamble. Some farmers seek to mitigate production risks by diversifying their business operations with anything from seed propagation to farm-to-table food and products.

In order to operate successfully in this risky business, producers must have their fingers on the pulse of the market and understand how, when and where to sell their crops. Savvy farmers will attempt to hedge the risk of commodity price declines by selling future contracts at higher prices. Inputs such as fuel or fertilizer can be purchased well in

Farming still requires a love of the land, practical experience and plenty of hope and resilience; but producers today also require a thorough understanding of economics, science and mechanics in order to prosper in the business of agriculture.

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lavours of Fall returns to Weyburn on October 5, 2019. The event which was started four years ago by the Weyburn Agricultural Society, showcases the area’s incredible local restaurants and the province’s fine distillers and brewers. “Join us again for another Flavours of Fall,” says committee member Lisa Vick. “You get the opportunity to try different menu items from our local restaurants, and sample new or popular beverages through the beer and spirit vendors.” It is sure to be one epic night out all while

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supporting some great organizations. The Weyburn Agricultural Society has collaborated once again with The Young Fellows Club of Weyburn to bring this event to the community. Profits from Flavours of Fall stay in Weyburn and support the Weyburn Agricultural Society. Proceeds, over the years, have supported kitchen renovations and additional washrooms and shower facilities on the grounds. The upgrades benefit the community groups that use the grounds for events, and in

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turn, the Weyburn community. “After several successful community movie nights hosted during the 2019 Weyburn Fair, funds are currently being raised to purchase permanent equipment so we can continue to offer more community movie events,” says Jeff Clay, past president of the Weyburn Agricultural Society. This year is shaping up to be another great event with more than 25 vendors attending. Flavours of Fall attendees will enjoy the best local food, drink and


entertainment for just $30 per person in advance or $35 at the door. It’s best to get your tickets early, as there are only 800 available and the event has sold out every year. Plan an entire evening at Flavours of Fall. Following the tasting portion of the evening is the Weyburn Young Fellows On-Site After Party. Saskatchewan’s own Blake Berglund will take to the stage from 11 pm to 2 am. Berglund is sure to provide a performance you won’t soon forget, long after your ears have stopped ringing and your dancing feet quit aching.

If you’re a local vendor interested in showcasing your menu at Flavours of Fall, there’s still time! The event still has room for your free booth. Flavours of Fall provides a great opportunity to engage with local customers, share your products and display your cooking or bartending prowess. Call or email today and Flavours of Fall organizers will work with you.

Tickets are available now at Pharmasave and through the Weyburn Agricultural Society office. Don’t miss your chance to put on your dancing boots! Grab some friends to have a great evening while satisfying your appetite, and be entertained until the early morning hours, all while giving back to the community you call home.

Weyburn Agricultural Society 410 Prairie Avenue Weyburn (306) 842-4052 weyburnagsociety@hotmail.com weyburnagriculturalsociety.com

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Hot Spiced Cider Toddy Crisp days and cool nights will warm up with this delicious fall beverage.

2 cups fresh apple cider 1 cinnamon stick 4 cloves 2 star anise (optional) 2 tbsp. honey 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice ½ cup whiskey In a saucepan, add apple cider, cloves, cinnamon stick, and star anise. Bring to a gentle boil, turn off the heat and cover. Let the mixture steep for 15 minutes. Remove the cinnamon stick, cloves, and star anise. Stir in honey until dissolved. Add whiskey and lemon juice and stir. To serve, pour into warmed mugs and garnish with a cinnamon stick if desired. Makes two to three servings.

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events Fall Brawl Demolition Derby SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2019 AT 1:00 PM Weyburn Agricultural Society Fair Grounds, Weyburn Drive-In Cinema Under The Stars SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2019 AT 6:00 PM Weyburn Agricultural Society Fair Grounds, Weyburn Flavours of Fall SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2019 AT 7:00 PM Weyburn Curling Rink, Weyburn Fall Show & Sale SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2019 AT 10:00 AM Knox Fellowship Hall, Weyburn

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FALL Weyburn Concert Series Events The New Jersey Jukebox THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2019 AT 7:30 PM Cugnet Centre, Weyburn Jeffery Straker & Friends ft. Jack Semple & Annette Campagne TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2019 AT 7:30 PM Cugnet Centre, Weyburn Nick Earle & Chris Kirby TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2019 AT 7:30 PM Cugnet Centre, Weyburn

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eyburn Concert Series is excited to be opening our new concert season with The New Jersey Jukebox. The music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons is brought to life in this re-creation of a Frankie Valli concert experience. Frankie Valli, who rose to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of The Four Seasons, is now bigger than ever before—thanks to the phenomenal success of the Tonywinning Broadway musical “Jersey Boys”. The hit musical chronicles the life and times of Frankie and his legendary group, The Four Seasons. Such classic songs as “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” are big hits all over again.

For sure, the majority of the 71 chart hits of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons (including 40 hits in the Top 40, 19 in the Top 10, and 8 #1 hits) came in the 1960s. Valli himself has continued entertaining audiences throughout the years, even releasing an album in 2007. This re-creation of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons concert will have you reaching for the high notes. This group takes you on a musical journey, with stops at every phase of the careers of Frankie and the boys. The New Jersey Jukebox will present an evening of these timeless classics at the Cugnet Centre on Thursday, September, 26, 2019 at 7:30 pm.

This isn’t about Frankie being ‘back’ because he never really went away.

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www.sonicflowerentertainmentorvanc. godaddysites.com/music

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Old Fashion Foods 122 3rd St., Weyburn Weyburn Review/Weyburn This Week 904 East Ave., Weyburn Music Craft 215 Railway Ave., Weyburn

weyburnconcertseries.ca For further information contact: Judy @ 1-306-842-1583


JEFFERY STRAKER & FRIENDS FEATURING JACK SEMPLE & ANNETTE CAMPAGNE virtuoso guitarist. His music is like Stevie Ray Vaughn meets James Brown meets Robben Ford. Semple is a JUNO award recipient, two-time winner of the Western Blues album of the year, and has received a Grammy ballot nomination for “Contemporary Blues Album.” Folk singer-songwriter and Western Canadian music award winner Annette Campagne has been performing for over 25 years. She was a founding member of the iconic group Hart Rouge, and is now pursuing a solo career. Her latest album, “I AM”, has soaring vocals, together with thoughtful lyrics, that encourage listeners to do and be their personal best. Jeffery Straker, Jack Semple, & Annette Campagne will be in concert at the Cugnet Centre on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. www.jefferystraker.com

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Old Fashion Foods 122 3rd St., Weyburn Weyburn Review/Weyburn This Week 904 East Ave., Weyburn

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oin three of Saskatchewan’s favourite singer-songwriter musicians in this engaging and uplifting multi-artist concert. Through a combination of experienced voices and diverse musical styles, backed by stellar musicians, this is a “not-to-bemissed” performance of song and story. Host and lead musician, award-winning & Saskatchewan-born Jeffery Straker,

performs 100+ shows annually across Canada, Europe, and Latin America. From intimate house concerts, to club & theatre shows, or backed by full symphony orchestra, he’s left critics drawing comparisons to such names as Harry Chapin, Carole King and Billy Joel.

Music Craft 215 Railway Ave., Weyburn

weyburnconcertseries.ca For further information contact: Judy @ 1-306-842-1583

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NICK EARLE & CHRIS KIRBY

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eyburn Concert Series is thrilled to have ‘Nick Earle & Chris Kirby’ in concert. Our printed material will show this concert as ‘Earle & Coffin’ but the concert is now NICK EARLE & CHRIS KIRBY! These two young musicians deliver a high energy acoustic Blues/Roots show, filled with high-level guitar playing and soulful vocals. They pay respect to the Mississippi Delta, and also pave a new road for Blues music in the 21st century. The two have won numerous Canadian Folk Music Awards, ECMAs, Music NL Awards, and have many nominations for the Maple Blues awards and more. Nick Earle is a Canadian guitarist, singersongwriter who hails from St. John’s, Newfoundland. Nick is known for his unique combo of soulful vocals together

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with his unorthodox guitar playing. His stage presence and audience interaction are advanced far beyond his years—and very entertaining! Chris Kirby was also raised in Newfoundland, later moved to St. John’s for university where he was student by day and musician by night. To maintain both, Chris made the decision to pursue his passion. He’s spent the past seven years, writing with some of Canada’s best, producing records for break-out artists, being on the road, and playing for such artists as Matt Anderson. Lucky for us, these two talented musicians have come together for a Saskatchewan tour. They will be performing at the Cugnet Centre on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. This is a ‘new’ sound to us and will be a great concert to attend.

COMMUNITY

www.nickearle.ca www.chriskirbyonline.com

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Old Fashion Foods 122 3rd St., Weyburn Weyburn Review/Weyburn This Week 904 East Ave., Weyburn Music Craft 215 Railway Ave., Weyburn

weyburnconcertseries.ca For further information contact: Judy @ 1-306-842-1583


Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

& Spicy Roasted Chickpeas Fall is the time to enjoy the harvest from the garden. This Roasted Butternut Squash Soup will warm you up on the crisp, cool autumn days.

Roasted Butternut Squash Soups 2½ lb. butternut squash 3 large carrots 1 onion, white or yellow 1 tbsp. olive oil ½ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. pepper ¼ cup water 2 tbsp. unsalted butter 3 cloves garlic, smashed and minced 3 cups vegetable broth Salt and pepper to taste

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas 15 oz. canned chickpeas 1 tbsp. olive oil ¼ tsp. sea salt ¼ tsp. smoked paprika ¼ tsp. ground cayenne pepper ¼ tsp. garlic powder 1/8 tsp. ground cumin 1/8 tsp. black pepper

Makes 6 servings

Preheat oven to 375°F. You’ll need two large rimmed baking sheets and a blender. Drain and rinse your chickpeas and place on several paper towels to dry a bit. The drier the chickpeas, the crispier they’ll get in the oven. Cut the squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Pierce skin of squash a few times with a knife. Peel and cut your carrots into three portions. Peel onion and cut into eight quarters. Place your squash (cut side down), carrot, and onion on a large rimmed baking sheet (or roasting pan). Drizzle with one tbsp. olive oil and season with ½ tsp. salt and ¼ tsp. pepper. Pour ¼ cup of water over the squash—it will evaporate as the squash roasts. Pat chickpeas dry and add to your second baking sheet. Drizzle with 1 tbsp. oil and season with ¼ tsp. salt. Place both pans on the center rack in your oven and roast. Chickpeas will be done at 30 minutes and the squash and veggies will be done after 45-55 minutes. When the squash is tender and can be removed from the skin easily with a spoon, it’s ready. While the vegetables roast, combine spicy chickpea seasoning in a small bowl: paprika, cayenne, garlic powder, cumin and black pepper. Set aside. When the chickpeas are done roasting, sprinkle with the seasoning blend, mix and set aside. They will crisp as they cool.

In a medium-large saucepan, melt 2 tbsp. butter over medium heat. Brown the butter, letting it melt untouched. Once it starts to simmer and brown, add minced garlic and whisk constantly until butter is golden and fragrant. Add your vegetable broth, cover, and reduce heat to low. Once your squash is ready, allow it to cool enough to handle. Peel off the skin or scoop the squash out with a spoon. Working in batches, blend the veggies with the broth in your blender until silky. Remember, hot liquid expands so don’t fill the blender past half full. Return the soup to the pot and mix well. Add any additional seasoning to taste and feel free to add extras like nutmeg, allspice, and cayenne pepper. If skipping the chickpeas, you’ll want to add extra seasoning to the soup. Keep covered over lowest heat setting until ready to serve. Add the chickpeas when ready to serve, and enjoy. You can also top the soup with: roasted pepitas, toasted pecans, croutons, chopped scallions or chives, cashew cream, fried sage leaves, hot sauce, heavy cream or sour cream, grated cheddar or parmesan cheese, or chopped, cooked bacon.

Adapted from: https://peasandcrayons. com/2018/10/roasted-butternut-squash-soup.html

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for 49 years.

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Painting by Robert (Bob) Satre & Des Vilness

Celebrating 25 years in business! Since 1994, 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 a one-stop shop for all your business and personal accounting needs.

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FUEL GOOD DAY IS BACK! Fill up your tank at any Prairie Sky Co-op location on September 17th and 5¢/litre will be donated to a local charitable organization!

weyburn • beaubier • lang • milestone www.prairieskycoop.com 306.848.3677

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