ReFINEd Weyburn & Area - Winter 2019-2020

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Would you like to see your photography or fine art featured in our 2021 calendar? Here’s your chance! We love being ultra-local and we want a calendar that's ultra-local too. We’re accepting proposals from local photographers or artists to be the featured artist in our 2021 calendar. Deadline to submit is June 30, 2020. In addition to being featured in our 2021 calendar, the featured artist will receive an honorarium of $1,000. Visit for details. p.s. If you haven’t checked out our first artist calendar featuring the gorgeous work of local photographer Bill Allen - you definitely should! They are free while supplies last! Our thanks and gratitude to Bill for sharing his amazing work and talent with us.

May the Gift of Christmas


happiness to your home. From all of us at Refined Weyburn, thank you for your support over the past five years. It’s been our sincere pleasure to tell the stories of the community we’re so lucky to call home, and to work with our clients and readers each and every day. We appreciate you more than you know and look forward to continuing these relationships in the New Year.

Wishing you the best of the season, Darryl, Britany & Brooke

WEYBURN & AREA Volume 5 Issue 1 Winter 2019/2020 Editor Brook Thalgott Design Ghislaine Moffitt

Publisher’s Message


hristmas is around the corner. This is such a precious time of year. I’m taking the time to reflect on 2019 and think about all that I have to be grateful for in 2020. I’ve always loved the Christmas season but now having a family of my own, I’ve found that Christmas is even more magical. Everything has changed, like decorating the tree—no longer with delicate glass ornaments and precise vignettes around our home—but homemade creations that make me smile every time I look at them.

Cover Photography Vanessa Lanktree Photography Inside Cover Photography Images By Jon Gillies Photography Big Dog Photography, Christan Barker Photography, Images By Jon Gillies, Vanessa Lanktree Photography Contributing Writers Brook Thalgott, Jaime Johnson, Kali Holdstock, Kiteen Mainil Marketing Executives

If you’re looking for ideas when it comes to decorating for this time of year, we have help from local designer Kali Holdstock. In the Create Your Winter Wonderland editorial, she talks about classic pieces for the season. We are happy to be featuring Cogent again this issue. However, this time they have new and exciting news! Cogent Charted Professional Accountants LLP has joined the Grant Thornton team of business advisors. They will bring new services and deeper insights to their clients.

Britany Culham 306.861.1255

Our business and industry section features an informative piece entitled The Recipe for Long-Term Business Success. Weyburn is made up of many successful generational businesses that should be celebrated. It’s a sad day when we put our summer clothes away but Kiteen’s style editorial teaches us ways to extend the life of those summer dresses. Route 39 is featured on our inside cover. They’re expanding into activewear for the whole family, and still growing their expansive selection of stylish menswear. ReFINEd Weyburn & Area will be celebrating our fifth year in business in 2020. Thank you for your support. It’s been our sincere pleasure to tell the stories of the community we’re so lucky to call home, and to work with our clients and readers each and every day. We appreciate you more than you know and look forward to continuing these relationships in the New Year. May the Gift of Christmas bring joy to your heart and happiness to your home. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year,




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

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Wishing you and your family peace, love and joy this Holiday Season!

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DEPARTMENTS 8 | COMMUNITY Winter in Saskatchewan 12 | EVENTS CALENDAR 21 | YOUR HEALTH The ABCs of Good Health 27 | FARMER APPRECIATION 34 | AT HOME Create Your Winter Wonderland 42 | BUSINESS & INDUSTRY The Recipe for Long-Term Business Success

62 | STYLE & BEAUTY How to Extend the Life of Your Summer Dresses





COVER FEATURE: A New Chapter Begins: Cogent Joins Grant Thornton


ROUTE 39 CLOTHING CO: Expands to Activewear for the Family


Eggnog Bread Pudding

“We’d like to thank Weyburn and area for trusting us to help you in your time of need. We’re proud to call Weyburn home, and to support our community’s wonderful organizations.” – Tamara Seghers, Manager

Tamara Seghers with her husband Steve and children Samara, Titan and Suri

Helping with the Hardest Journey and Supporting Weyburn at the Same Time. Fletcher Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services is there for you, and the community. A long-time member of the Weyburn community, Fletcher’s is proud to support events and organizations like: Free Swim Fridays at the Weyburn Leisure Centre, the “In Memory” Angel tree at the Family Place, Free Ice Cream Day with 306 Creamery, The Smoker Cook-Off, Flavours of Fall, Silver Seals, Weyburn Novice and Atom Girls Hockey tournaments, Weyburn Family Place’s 50/50 for kids and Weyburn Beavers.

Please join us for our Christmas Memorial Service on December 4, 2019 at 7.00 pm.

Wishing everyone a joyous holiday season spent with family and friends! Fletcher Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services

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Winter in Saskatchewan The Great Outdoor Adventure Snow may be falling, but it doesn’t mean you have to stay inside. In fact, there are many reasons you should embrace the Saskatchewan winter and get outdoors. Often, people tend to want to hibernate inside for the winter months. They want to stay in the house covered in quilts, sipping hot chocolate and curled up in front of the fire reading a new book. This sounds lovely for the occasional weekend evening, but what about all the fun outdoor activities you can do from now through to spring? Catch a prize fish in the frozen lake. Hit the trails on your snowmobile. Enjoy the local slopes on your skis, snowboards or tubes. Relish the quiet of the winter wonderland when you strap on your snowshoes. Have an outdoor adventure in Saskatchewan this winter.




Skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing

Cross-country skiing or snowshoeing

Whether your passion is skiing or snowboarding, or you are a first-timer, you can find the right fit for you at a Saskatchewan or Manitoba snow resort. Most offer rentals, lessons, accommodations and restaurants, so you can make it a weekend adventure. Found at most ski resorts, snow tubing is an easy and fun activity for all ages. It’s also one of the simplest Canadian winter activities: you sit on an inflated rubber ring, slide down a hill, get pulled to the top again and then do it over again.

For a more peaceful and “completely human-powered” experience, try crosscountry skiing or snowshoeing. There are beautiful trails groomed for these sports throughout the province. An intensive workout at times, it can be harder than it looks. Cross-country skiing is a great way to burn off winter calories. Strapping oversized snowshoe frames on your feet make it possible to walk through snow without sinking, which allows you to explore far beyond regular pathways and groomed trails. Either one will earn you some exercise, fresh air and a great outdoor experience.

Snowmobiling The promise of snow in the forecast propels avid snowmobilers to start up their sleds and dig out their cold weather gear. For long time riders and newcomers alike, there is nothing like the prospect of fresh snow and the lure of an untouched field to get their adrenaline racing. Snowmobiling is an exciting and refreshing way to enjoy Saskatchewan’s beautiful scenery in the winter. Mandatory snowmobile registration through SGI include a portion that goes toward funding the province’s snowmobile trails, promotion of safety programs and growing snowmobiling across the province.

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shelter above a drilled opening on a lake. These shelters range from tents to luxury fish “shacks” with heaters, stoves, beds and sometimes even televisions and full-sized beds. Don’t forget to get your fishing license before you head out.

Celebrate winter From winter festivals to outdoor hockey, from dog sledding competitions to carnivals, from sporting events to snowmobile derbies, many Saskatchewan communities have fun events going on throughout the winter months. Winter in Saskatchewan! It’s time to embrace the opportunities it presents. You’ll be surprised by all of the fun things you can do—even on the chilliest days.

Most Saskatchewan towns have an ice rink with general skating hours, but it is also possible to skate on ponds and lakes. Even if it has been a few years, lace up your skates and try a round or two—it’s amazing how quick the skills come back. If you’ve never learned, it’s never too late to start.

Ice fishing Ice fishing could be considered one of the most traditional Canadian winter activities. While some fishermen prefer to stay out in the open, most position a




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Prairie Debut presents: meagan&amy


ianist Meagan Milatz and violinist Amy Hillis began their partnership in 2011, at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University in Montreal. Born and raised in Saskatchewan meagan&amy are a Canadian duo—who are looking for a classical Canadian musical identity. They are currently exploring connections between Canadian composers and the works from the traditional realm of the same. Megan Milatz grew up on a farm 55 km east of Weyburn. From age five to 17, she studied piano locally with Cherith Alexander. Her early school years were spent in Griffin, finishing out the last four years in Weyburn. Meagan went on to earn her master’s degree in modern piano from McGill. She continues working with the finest of instructors, achieving much acclaim in her field.

Amy Hillis is a Regina girl, who began her violin career at the age of five, under the direction of Ed Minevich. She is a graduate of Luther College High School. Amy has a Doctor of Music in violin performance from McGill, has studied with the best, and continues to excel. Amy performs on the 1902 Enrico Rocca violin, on loan from the Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank. meagan&amy were awarded the first ever “Pan-Canadian Partnership” tour by Jeunesses Musicales Canada, Debut Atlantic and Prairie Debut. As a result, the two will tour to over 40 different Canadian cities during the 2019 – 2020 season. This tour, titled Road Trip! A PanCanadian Partnership, is a partnership of touring networks, of composers, and certainly of their artistic excellence.

Saskatchewan. They will be in concert at the Cugnet Centre on Friday, November 29, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.

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 For further information contact: Judy @ 1.306.842.1583

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eyburn Concert Series is stepping out of the norm with this performance. Chris Funk has spent the past sixteen years of his life travelling the globe, playing out a style of magic that is simply “refreshingly different.” He has truly mastered the integral elements of performance, engaging and connecting with his audience. Chris has been a performer for most of his life, first as a musician, then as a magician, and now, capitalizing upon all that, as a brilliant, witty performer known as “The Wonderist.” He carefully combines intuition, influence, and illusion with outstanding comedy to create moments that both baffle and amuse. Chris has also become an improv master, allowing him to take advantage of those special moments that make every show unique.

the while smiling, laughing, and gasping with amazement. The experience could easily be compared to a “child-like sense of awe.” “Suspending disbelief” is an engaging, multimedia experience that will have audiences talking and scratching their heads for years to come. The live-feed camera and interactive videos bring audiences up onstage, right into the action. It becomes a show that people can take ownership of. The additional incorporation of live music enhances the magical setting and elevates this show into a league of its own. Chris Funk The Wonderist will be in concert at the Cugnet Centre on Thursday, February 6, 2020, at 7.30 pm. We look forward to sharing a magical evening with you all! Be sure to put a ‘reminder’ in your phones for this amazing event.

Chris Funk’s show truly encourages his audience to literally discover “wonder”, all




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 For further information contact: Judy @ 1.306.842.1583




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Instructions In a medium saucepan, bring blackberries, 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tbsp lemon juice to a simmer. Mash berries and simmer uncovered 10 min then strain through a fine sieve, pressing on the solids with a spatula. Scrape off the back of the sieve to ensure you have 1/2 cup of puree. Chill the puree until cooled. Once puree is fully chilled and slightly thickened, combine it with one egg white in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment. Beat on 8-10 min on high speed or until mixture is thick and stiff peaks form. If using an electric hand mixer, beat the egg white and fruit puree mixture first until stiff peaks form. In a medium sauce pan, stir together 1/3 cup water, 2 tsp agar agar and 1 cup sugar. Place over medium heat, bring to a boil then reduce heat to a low boil and cook 5 minutes, whisking constantly until syrup has thickened and pours from a spoon without dribbling. Remove from heat. With the mixer on the LOWEST speed, and as soon as agar syrup is off the stove, immediately pour it in a thin stream into whipped blackberry mixture. Avoid getting syrup on whisk and bowl. Once syrup is in, scrape down the bowl and beat another 2-3 min on high speed until stiff peaks form. Right away, transfer mixture to a piping bag fitted with a Wilton 1M large open star tip and pipe roses onto parchment-lined baking sheet, keeping the roses even in width/size. Let homemade marshmallows stand in a draft free, low humidity, room temperature area uncovered for 6-12 hours, or overnight. Marshmallows will form a glossy film on top and will come off the parchment fairly easily. Once set, match two halves together then roll sandwiched marshmallows powdered sugar.




Giving the Kids a Chance to Make a Difference Photos Images By Jon Gillies


year ago, 100 Kids Who Care Weyburn founders Natalie Gray and Kenda Kittelson, saw an opportunity to enable and encourage kids to do more for the place they call home. “Kenda and I were inspired by the 100 Who Care concept, and specifically the 100 Kids Who Care group founded by a friend in Calgary, and we knew this was something we had to be a part of in Weyburn,” says Natalie. The concept was simple—bringing kids together to grow a desire to give back—and the two women set to work to launch the innovative program.

What Is 100 Kids Who Care Weyburn 100 Kids Who Care Weyburn is a giving circle with a vision to teach and inspire the next generation to give back to the community they live in. Through the process, kids will learn that happiness comes from making a difference in other people’s lives.



They will feel empowered to make their own choices and learn valuable speaking and leadership skills. The goal is to teach the kids that no matter their age or wealth, they can make a difference.

How it Works Kids of all ages are welcome to join. The participants get together three to four times a year, and each time bring $10 to donate to charity. Kids are encouraged to ‘earn’ the $10 they bring through things like allowance, chores, or fundraising on their own. Prior to each event, kid members are invited to nominate charities they want to support. The nominated charities are narrowed to a short list of three, and the kids nominating make a short presentation at the event, showing why the group should vote to donate funds to it. Parents are encouraged to help kids with their presentations, but the kids make the presentations with their peers, to their peers. Kids learn so much and build confidence when they present.


TOP RIGHT L-R Ella Walkeden, Alexis Schaffer BOTTOM LEFT Members of the Haig School RAK Pak BOTTOM RIGHT The Ronald McDonald House was presented by the Caldwell Family in May

“To say I’m proud of Ella is an understatement. At eight years old she has developed a love for public speaking and making a difference. Her and her friend went head to head presenting why people should vote for their chosen charity, they ended up voting for each other and it ended up as a tied vote so they each get to present their charities with a donation (which has now doubled in amount thanks to the Haig School RAK Pack). My heart is full.” – Joanne Walkeden After the presentations, the kids in attendance vote on the charity they want the funds to go to.

touch. In just one year, 100 Kids Who Care Weyburn has raised $2,446.00 for charity.

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Each event is also more than just presenting and voting. The kids also get to enjoy each other’s company and do something fun, too. At their last event, a local greenhouse donated flowers and the kids made and decorated planters to be gifted to someone near to them. At their most recent event in October, items were collected and packed into shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. The Haig School Random Acts of Kindness group volunteered their time to help assemble and pack the items being gifted. Events are held in community spaces around Weyburn, and businesses and organizations are encouraged to get involved. If you have a space large enough and want to help Weyburn’s kids give back to their community or would like to help with activities or events, get in

Joining is easy. Signing up is free, and kids and parents can find all the details online at They’re always looking for kids to join the movement and learn about how they can play a bigger role in their community. They didn’t stop at 100 kid members. Today, there are 120 registered and plans to keep growing. It’s fun, rewarding, and a wonderful experience for everyone involved, because we’re stronger together.







Changing Lives, One Job at a Time TEAM Employment Services


or the staff and clients at TEAM Employment Services, based at the Weyburn Wor-Kin Shop and Midale Central School, workplace inclusivity is always top of mind. The program, that receives funding from Supported Employment Transition Initiative (SETI), was created to develop employment opportunities for individuals at risk, those with disabilities and others who face barriers when it comes to joining the workforce. “Our main goals are to create customized employment opportunities for individuals of all abilities in a supportive, inclusive environment,” says Meagan McLeod, Employment Coordinator, at TEAM. “We chose to call our program TEAM as it stands for Together Everyone Achieves More and we think that highlights our core values of support, respect, and inclusion.” The program offers a variety of services to engage the community and place clients into work. The TEAM Work Crew launched in May, and employs 15 hardworking people with varying abilities in Weyburn. Available for hire year-round, the crew handles jobs big and small, including mowing lawns, picking weeds, watering flowers, cleaning up tree branches, hauling moving boxes, garbage pick-up, painting, pet care, rototilling and snow removal. The TEAM work crew not only gives its members paid work, it also teaches good work ethic, time management and personal responsibility. “Our work crew members get paid for their labour, and they develop workplace skills and confidence in their abilities,” says Richard Hoffart, Work Crew Supervisor. The TEAM Work Crew was also fortunate to be one of the Weyburn Credit Union’s Community Fund grant recipients this

year, and as a result was able to purchase equipment for their work. A similar program also runs in Midale, made up of students from grades six to twelve at the Midale Central School. TEAM Employment Services also offers a supported employment program that provides one-on-one support to coach, assist, and advocate for individuals with disabilities or barriers to find real, meaningful employment. “We believe that every individual, regardless of certain barriers, is capable of working competitively in the community doing real work for real pay,” says McLeod. “Not only does it benefit the participant, it also benefits their employer and our community.” The program has had the pleasure of working together with many inclusive local employers including New Age Motorsports and Marine, Creekside Carwash, Old Fashion Foods, and Sarcan— all currently employ individuals from the program and are great examples of what it means to be inclusive employers. The supported employment program also helps people with employment barriers other that disabilities. The program works with students from grades six to twelve across three area schools to prepare them for the transition from school to work. Supporting the work of TEAM Employment Services is easy. You can hire the TEAM Work Crew for jobs around your home or workplace by calling 306.861.9074. If you’re looking to hire someone from the supported employment program at your business or organization, or know someone who would benefit from the program, reach out at 306.861.9072. You can also follow TEAM on both Facebook and Instagram @TEAMemploymentservices.




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happy holiday season, and a peaceful and

prosperous new year in 2020.

Thank you to our clients for your support over the past year, and we look forward to working with you in the years to come.

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The s of Good Health You want to be healthy, but sometimes it seems like being healthy is a constant uphill battle. What if being healthy was as easy as ABC?

It can be with these easy steps:


void dental problems by scheduling regular appointments with your dental team. Clean and healthy teeth and gums contribute to overall good health.


reakfast. Make sure to eat something to start your day. Focus on fueling your body with whole grains, proteins and fruit.


olourful foods. Try to make your meals as colourful as possible, using a variety of grains, fruits and vegetables.

rink water. Your body needs water to function properly. Don’t drink your calories, drink water instead. If you don’t like plain water, try adding flavours using fresh fruit and veggies such as strawberries, cucumbers, mint, etc.



at seasonally and buy locally. By doing so, you'll get the most nutrients from your food because it's at its freshest point.


it extra activity into your day. Don’t have time to get to a spin class, gym, or out for a run? You can still stay active during the day! Do 10 squats while you brush your teeth. Everything helps.




o outside. Get some natural Vitamin D. This will boost your energy and your immune system.

earing tests are also an important part of staying healthy. Schedule regular appointments to help monitor your hearing loss, assess the effectiveness of your hearing aid, and provide strategies for overcoming challenges.


magine your ideal self. Not necessarily your ideal weight, but your ideal self. How you want to conduct yourself, what’s important to you and how you’ll make that a focus, what your ideal self will feed your body for optimal health, etc.


unk food toss. Go through your cupboards and fridge and either purge all the junk food or make a pact with yourself that when it runs out, you will not buy more.


eep a food journal. By keeping a journal of what you eat, you’ll be able to see patterns of overeating, stress eating, etc. This is also a way to hold you accountable when you make that choice to have a healthier diet.



ap when needed. Sometimes all that you need is a quick nap! This will give you a great boost of energy rather than reaching for an energy drink or more cups of coffee than you really need.


pen your mind to natural health options. Research and try out different methods of healing like Reiki, laser therapy, acupuncture, Body Talk and so many more.

ook for healthy options for eating out. Instead of eating at fast food or chain restaurants where everything is deep fried, search out local restaurants where there are some healthy options.



uit making excuses. There are so many reasons why being healthy may not be convenient but start listing the reasons that you want to be healthy. No more excuses.

eal plan. Sit down for an hour or so each week and plan out your meals. This helps you stay on track and avoid having to come up with quick, possibly unhealthy meal options.




ack your lunch. Often, when working in an office or attending school, it’s easy to make too many trips to the nearest restaurant or cafeteria. Pack your lunch to keep it healthy.






ision tests are an important part of preventative health care. Comprehensive eye exams can detect eye diseases and disorders such as glaucoma, cataracts, retinal detachments and macular degeneration, as well as other systemic health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure. hole food diet. Rather than trying the newest diet trend, focus on eating a whole food diet. This is a diet that includes lean proteins, fruits, vegetables and whole grains.


educe stress. Reduce your level of stress by delegating, meditating, finding your happy place, and taking time for yourself.

ercise. Exercising three to five times a week can be very beneficial for both your mind and body. Schedule exercise like you schedule meetings. oga. If you’re stressed, yoga is a great way to relax. You’ll focus on breathing and keep your emotions in check.

ZZZZ - Get plenty of sleep. Getting quality sleep is huge, and while the perfect number of hours may vary by person, there are a few things you can do to maximize your sleep quality: make your bedroom as dark as possible, keep it cool, keep electronics away from your bedside table and try to have a consistent bedtime and wake-up time.


hare Your Goals. By doing so, you make it so all the people you tell are going to hold you accountable.

ake time for yourself. Schedule time at the spa for a facial, pedicure or massage. Pamper yourself with fresh lashes or pretty nails.


nderstand your cravings. Focus on what’s causing them. Many times, you can offset your cravings with something healthy.

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It’s the Little Things

Hill Top Manor Is Looking for “Younger Residents” By Brook Thalgott Photos Images by Jon Gillies


eyburn’s Hill Top Manor is literally home to its residents, priding itself on being more than just another nursing home. “We work hard to make sure our seniors are at home with us,” says Lorrie McAuley, administrator. “Our residents make the decisions in their home, and we create a place that is warm and comforting, just like a home should be.”

senior’s home,” says Lorrie. “Everyone involved loves what the kids have brought to the seniors.” Candace operates Little Learners Preschool at Diamond House Seniors Care Home in Warman. “I came across an article online that had similar programming,” she says. “I approached Diamond House with the idea of moving my preschool into the home and they completely agreed the partnership would be beneficial for all.”

The Hill Top Manor team is always looking for ways to enhance the lives of the seniors that call it home. Lorrie learned about a senior’s home in Warman that recently had a preschool move in, and a lightbulb went off. “I reached out to the preschool owner, Candace Clayton, on Facebook to learn more about her preschool and how she works within the

It’s been a tremendous success for everyone involved. Candace sees every day the bond the children and the seniors have, and the impact that each generation has on the other. “Kids learn to be comfortable with other generations, and kids and seniors develop relationships that continue even after preschool,” says Candace. “Preschool graduates will




return to preschool to visit the ‘grandmas’ and ‘grandpas.’” The preschool kids have also had the opportunity to share last moments with a few residents. “We had a grandpa who enjoyed singing and playing his harmonica with the children and during his last days we were able to come together as a preschool and sing his favorite song, ‘You Are My Sunshine,’” she says. “Being surrounded by love and laughter gives everyone a reason to smile. Children have a way to light up the room.” For Diamond House and Little Learners, bringing together the young and old fosters a sense of purpose for everyone, strengthens the community and enhances the quality of life for all. Now, Lorrie is looking for a local preschool to join the Hill Top Manor family. “We have the space for a preschool to join

us, and our residents would love it,” says Lorrie. She hopes to find a preschool to move in for September 2020. Hill Top Manor offers the potential preschool the run of the facility, which includes access to a kitchen, family room and space for storage and of course, fun and learning. “Many of our residents don’t get out into the community or get to see young children often,” says Lorrie. “Seeing little ones having fun, learning, and getting to interact with them would do so much for their quality of life.” Plus, the little ones get to benefit from having a whole group of doting nanas and papas to spend time with. It’s a wonderful way to bring generations together where everyone benefits. Are you the preschool that would leap at the chance to move into Hilltop Manor? Learn more about Hill Top Manor at and give Lorrie a call at 306.848.1500 to discuss further. Hill Top Manor 356 6th Ave SE, Weyburn 306.848.1500









hether your family already has a feline family member or is thinking of adding one, understanding a cat’s needs can reduce unwanted behaviour and reduce illness. Did you know there are 10.2 million cats in Canada and 37 per cent of households have a cat, with the average cat home having 1.9 cats? This makes feline health a very important topic. Every pet owner is responsible for ensuring the five freedoms for their animal. The freedom from hunger and thirst, freedom from discomfort, freedom from pain and injury, freedom to express normal behaviour and freedom from fear and distress. The decision to either to keep a cat indoors only or allowing them access to the outdoors can often be a difficult one. More than half the cats in North America live in indoor only environments. Indoor-only life is safer than the risks of going outside but it does not come riskfree. Indoor-only cats have health risks such as obesity, urinary health problems, decreased fitness, hyperthyroidism, boredom, resorptive lesions, problem behavior and skin problems. By providing your feline access to the outdoors in a safe environment like on a leash or harness, ‘cat-io’ or a fenced yard can reduce health problems and improve mental health. Many cat owners chose a cat as a pet because they don’t have time for a dog.



Cats may sleep on average 13 to 15 hours a day but they still need stimulation and exercise to maintain a healthy mind and body. Cats require an hour a day of physical exercise/play time and the opportunity to exhibit natural behaviour such as perching and hunting. This can be accomplished with the use of cat trees and toys. Even though our cats are safe in our homes, the instinct to hide and watch is hardwired. Every cat owner knows the importance of good litter box habits to maintain a cat indoors. There are important natural behaviours that influence your cat’s litter box behaviour such as location, number of boxes available and smell. Some cat owners may be familiar with the rule of having at least one box per cat plus one extra, for example if you have two cats you would have three litter boxes but don’t give consideration on where to locate those boxes in the home. If you place three boxes in a row, your cat will see it as one litter box. In multi-cat homes, one cat may claim this litter area and prevent other cats from entering. Litter boxes need to be placed in quiet, safe places in separate areas of the home. Cats naturally are both predator and prey and therefore, always watching for threats. Hooded or covered litter boxes maybe appealing to help keep the litter in the box but the go against a cat’s natural instinct. Scented litter appeals to us to cover up unwanted odour. However, for a cat who relies on scents to help them discover their environment with much more sensitive olfactory sense, this can cause them to avoid the litter box. Always choose unscented litter.


Indoor-only cats also benefit from regular visits to the veterinarian. Routine vaccinations protect cats from disease and physical examinations can uncover potential health problems. Cats are less communicative about their health issues than our canine companions, and early intervention makes a difference in quality of life. Speak to a veterinary professional about your feline family member’s health today, to keep your furry family members happy and healthy for years to come.

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

[Farmer: A person who is outstanding in their field.[ We want to say

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a new name for us. more services for you.

Success in business today means you can’t stand still. The same holds true for Cogent Chartered Professional Accountants LLP. That’s why we’ve joined the Grant Thornton team of business advisors. As part of this national network, we’ll bring new services and deeper insights to our clients. Drop in to see us! Our new name is just the beginning.

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A new chapter begins: Cogent joins Grant Thornton Photos Vanessa Lanktree Photography

It’s been said that the only constant in life is change—and it’s never been truer than in today’s fast-paced world. Trends take hold in minutes thanks to social media; disruptive businesses like Uber and Airbnb are shaking up established industries; and no sooner do you buy a smartphone than a new model is on the market—why settle for one camera when you can have three?

eeping up is a challenge, but change is something that businesses and organizations need to embrace if they want to remain relevant, sustainable and profitable. The experienced team of accountants and advisors at Cogent Chartered Professional Accountants LLP knows this all too well. For 25 years, they’ve been helping clients in a wide cross-section of industries anticipate, manage and respond to change. Their goal is for local businesses and organizations to reach their full potential, at every stage of the business lifecycle.




Now the professionals at Cogent are following their own advice, and making a strategic change of their own. They’ve joined with Grant Thornton LLP, a leading tax, advisory and accounting firm in Canada. When you visit the Cogent office at 206 Hill Ave. in Weyburn, you’ll see a new name on the door—Grant Thornton—but the same friendly faces inside. The Cogent offices in Saskatoon, Regina and Rosthern are also moving under the Grant Thornton banner. “Joining Grant Thornton is an exciting change that allows us to provide additional services and resources inhouse to help our clients thrive,” says managing partner Ted Hillstead. “As part of the national Grant Thornton network, we can better help our clients navigate



the challenges and opportunities they are facing in their businesses, organizations and farming operations.” As advances in technology, new laws and regulations, and changing consumer demand continue to shape and re-shape the competitive landscape, the Cogent team recognize that their clients need one-stop access to comprehensive and timely services. Things like business valuations, advanced tax, consulting, cybersecurity and cloud accounting, to name a few. “Now our clients can seamlessly access all the services they need to move their business forward with confidence,” says Hillstead. “As part of the national Grant Thornton network, we’re proud


to bring world-class capabilities to our community.” More advanced business services are just one part of the equation, however. The Cogent team made it a priority at the outset to join with a firm that shares their people-first philosophy. Grant Thornton’s purpose—to help their clients, colleagues and communities thrive—was a key selling point. When Hillstead and his colleagues met with Grant Thornton team members in person, they were pleased to meet a team that truly walked the talk. “Strong client relationships have been our priority since Day 1, and that’s something that will never change,” says Hillstead.

“We truly enjoy getting to know our clients so we can create the best opportunities for them to succeed and grow. That’s what makes a vibrant community.” Joining with Grant Thornton also offers some exciting opportunities for the Cogent team. “Our people now have a growth opportunity, both personally and professionally, to take their careers to the next level,” says Hillstead. “They can explore and learn about new services and emerging issues. This, in turn, allows them to provide a more robust suite of services and have a greater impact on their clients’ success.” It’s all part of the firm’s ongoing growth and evolution. Cogent started their

“We’re very grateful to the community for their support over the years, and we’re excited for our community to get to know Grant Thornton. Working together, we’re going to be a driving force for prosperity for years to come.” - Ted Hillstead

journey with no employees, no clients and a lot of dreams. Today, they provide sustainable employment to over 35 people in the Weyburn area and an additional 40-plus people across Saskatchewan.


The team isn’t changing, and will continue to live and work in the community. “Our employees are critical to the firm’s success, and to the success of our communities. They assist our clients in



“The desire to contribute to the prosperity of our communities is rooted in our DNA, and in Grant Thornton’s too.”- Ted Hillstead achieving their goals, they feed into the local economy by buying cars, houses and everyday items, and they contribute to our quality of life as dedicated community volunteers—from serving on town council to coaching minor hockey,” says Hillstead. “The desire to contribute to the prosperity of our communities is rooted in our DNA, and in Grant Thornton’s, too.”



The Cogent team’s hometown pride is something that’s deeply rooted as well. In a rapidly changing world, it’s a lasting value for them and for so many other who call Weyburn home. “We’re proud to live, work and play alongside the businesses, educational institutions, local government and social enterprises that have helped to build Weyburn into the community that it is today—one to be proud of,” says Hillstead. “We’re very grateful to the community for their support over the years, and we’re excited for our community to get to know Grant Thornton. Working together, we’re going to be a driving force for prosperity for years to come.” While the Cogent team is excited about the changes ahead and the benefits of


joining a much bigger team, the way in which they interact with clients won’t change. “We will continue to talk with our clients in a way that’s clear and direct—no jargon or technical speak,” Hillstead says firmly. It’s all about personalized service; taking time to chat; and straightforward information and advice. These are things that Cogent and Grant Thornton clients can count on. In a world of rapid change, it’s good to know that some things stay the same.

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

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

2. A bookkeeper can help you organize

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


10. A bookkeeper can give you peace

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

of mind.

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





Create Your

Winter Wonderland


Classic Pieces for the Season

eading into this busy entertaining season, we’re often stuck spending money—that we don’t want to spend or money we don’t have—on things to get us through the holidays. Between décor, music, food and more we need to find ways to use décor for more than one occasion. Let’s do subtle changes to get you in the seasonal vibe as opposed to the holiday vibe! Winter takes up



essentially half our year, so how about we make your pieces last. And, you’ll create a warm, cozy and inviting space to relax with friends and family when the cold weather arrives.

Setting a Winter Colour Palette Just like your wardrobe changes with the seasons, so should your home décor. If you’re stuck in a rut of traditional green


and red, why not go with silver and plum, or green, blue and gold! Changing it up with give you a boost throughout your home.

Wintery Wreath A simple wreath of pine cones, greenery such as cedar, boxwood and holly, and a few white flowers make a very versatile piece you can showcase on your door or above your fireplace all winter long.

Mantel & Fireplace Love

Snowflake Chandelier

During these winter months, simple greenery and white pillar candles on your mantel will make all the statement you need. Try throwing some birch logs into a crate, basket or mini sleigh with some pine cones and greenery and place in front of your fireplace for a classic, wintry look. And, of course, turn that fireplace on! Another great tip—focus on this area by rearranging your furniture and facing them to your fireplace. It will really create a cozy gathering spot for winter entertaining.

Simple homemade snowflakes hanging from your dining room chandelier will really set the seasonal tone. Have your kids help and make it a fun afternoon project. If you want to amp up your game, go to simple wood ones or even go glam with sparkling versions. It’s sure to create a winter wonderland feel during every meal.

Wintertime Porch An evergreen tree, branches and berries is a warm welcome to your home. Galvanized cans are great for moving around to different areas of your home, so why not throw them outside with some old sleds you can’t use anymore. Voilà— you have a wintertime porch with items found around your yard or at least easily accessible.

Sweater Pillows Have some old knit sweaters you don’t need anymore? Sew them up in to cute cozy pillows and throw them everywhere. You’d be surprised what grandpa’s old sweater looks like as a pillow on your couch or a warmer around your mugs.

in a sun filled area to give off the forest vibe is ideal. You can bring that fresh, crisp winter aroma inside your house. Whatever you decide to do, remember the key elements to make sure you create and execute a flawless space this winter season—texture, aroma, comfort and colour. And, don’t forget the more important element: creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Fresh Pine Tree Vases Wrap your home with the refreshing smell of fresh pine by placing a few branches in clear vases. These can go anywhere in your home, but setting them

Kali Holdstock is an Interior Decorator 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, or find her on Facebook and Instagram.




Making Your Home, Home Holdstock Designs Does it All Photos Christan Barker Photography


eyburn’s own Kali Holdstock is the proud owner and designer at Holdstock Designs. With her new location upstairs at New Age Electronics & Home Furnishings, getting interior design help has never been easier or more convenient. She’s on site Monday to Friday for all your design needs and consultations. Kali lives on a cattle ranch north of Weyburn with her husband and four children ranging in age from two to 16. As you can imagine, day-to-day life is hectic



in the Holdstock family between cattle, kids, numerous sports and activities they enjoy. They are an on-the-go family yearround. While on maternity leave with her fourth child, Kali decided to dive in to online studies and complete not one but four various degrees in interior décor, staging and design. Her passion has always been in creating beautiful spaces, floorplans and designs. She opened Holdstock Designs in September 2018 and has been busy ever since. Her vision and dedication to her clients is visible in every project she completes. While her scope of work varies with each project, her goal is always the same—to create a space unique to each client. She continues to be challenged as she tackles everything from creating commercial spaces to a quick décor swap. “There are so many benefits to having a professional guide you along the way and make sure you get as much as you want out of each and every project,” says Kali. “Being born and raised in Weyburn I know


the city inside and out. Having precious resources with numerous different trades and professions is key in this profession. My vision is to create spaces for people that they’ll love, appreciate and enjoy for years to come.”

“It has been a pleasure working with Kali. I knew I loved her style from her posts on Facebook. I was so excited to get her in my home. She is great with communication and going out of her way to get things looked after. I have loved her ideas. And, I can’t wait to see it all come together. I would highly recommend Kali.” – Leyna Cugnet Holdstock Designs Upstairs at New Age Electronics & Home Furnishings 450 Railway Ave, Weyburn 306.861.8135

L-R The Anderson Family; Brett & Halie with their children, Lila, Jase, and Bradie, Kelly & Clif, and Rolan

From our family to yours Wishing all of our existing and future customers a safe, and happy holiday season!

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You Can Do it All Without Ever Leaving Home Make Your Home Amazing with Floor Coverings International By Brook Thalgott Photos Images by Jon Gillies

Home renovations don’t have to be daunting or scary. Many of us have plans to renovate and no idea where to begin, besides pinning ideas to Pinterest boards. Shannon Forrester and the team at Floor Coverings International can help you find your way.


hannon has 3,500 samples in her custom van—and many more at her office—and she will travel to wherever you are in southern Saskatchewan to help your vision come to life. “Floor Coverings International is mobile. We bring the showroom to you, and work within the space that you need to create or renovate,” says Shannon. “You can literally select your flooring, tile and more from the comfort of your own home or office. There’s no need to traipse in and out of stores trying to guess what could work.”




Shannon Forrester

You work with the team where you are, picking the flooring or tile you need with their professional expertise. Plus, design planning they do with you is free. “We’re more than a van loaded with samples,” says Shannon. “We create a design plan that works with your taste, style and budget at no additional charge.” Once you’ve chosen the flooring or tile you need, Shannon and the team also take care of the measuring, ordering, shipping and even installation. Whatever you need—flooring, tile, baseboards, heated floors and even hardwood refinishing— you don’t have to find the contractor on your own. Floor Coverings International has professional installers ready to do

the work, and the team makes all the arrangements for you, and they will also be there to manage the work. “When the installer arrives, so do we,” says Shannon. “We’re there to make sure the project meets our standards, and yours.” And, the best part about Floor Coverings International is that they’re local. Serving southern Saskatchewan, Shannon and her team show up when and where you need them. “We’re proudly local,” says Shannon. “We’re serve Weyburn and southern Saskatchewan and call it home, too.” Ready to give your home or office that much-needed makeover? Let Shannon and Floor Coverings International come


Floor Coverings International recently completed another project in Weyburn with Clear Space Design—refreshing a home so well that the owner who planned to sell, decided to stay. Shannon and her team helped select a beautiful luxury vinyl tile, plus three tile backsplashes in the kitchen and two tile backsplashes and showers for the bathrooms. “We created a gorgeous stone look for the floors, and the tile backsplashes in the home are stunning,” says Shannon. “The owner hired us with plans to sell after the renovations and fell in love with the new look. They’re staying put!”

to you. Call 306.533.3065 or visit regina. for more information or to make an appointment.

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Serving Regina, Weyburn, Estevan and Southern Saskatchewan



BE INSPIRED When it comes to kitchen renovations, imagination is a wonderful thing. There are so many options available, from door styles and colours to countertops and paint. Visualizing the finished project doesn’t need to be left to your imagination anymore. With our 20-20 design software, we can turn your imagination into reality. With fully rendered 3D designs, you can see exactly how the finished product will look in your space before you even start.

Let us make your dream kitchen a reality, exactly as you imagined.

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

Every Room Begins at Weimer’s Hometown Weimer’s Hometown carries top-quality furniture to complete every room in your house, including pieces from preferred brands Palliser, DeFehr Furniture Ltd., Ashley Furniture Industries, and Best Home Furnishings. DINING ROOM: Weimer’s carries dining sets by Winners and A-America sure to set you apart from the neighbours. LIVING ROOM: Nothing compares to the unparalleled depth and detail of the Panasonic 4K Ultra HD TVs in LCD and the new OLED found at Weimer’s. BEDROOM: Get a restful sleep with the comfort and support of Weimer’s Sealy, Tempurpedic and Kingsdown mattresses. KITCHEN: Every home cook deserves a set of new appliances, and Weimer’s carries Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid and Amana appliances in fingerprint resistant stainless steel.

Weimer’s Hometown has been serving Weyburn and area for the last 49 years.

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The Recipe for


Entrepreneurship takes a sprinkle of inspiration and a heavy dose of courage, but sustaining and growing a business over the long term requires a few more ingredients. On average, one quarter of new businesses

don’t make it past their first year and about half succumb to business failure within five years. In fact, only one third of businesses survive 10 or more years.




o, what is it that determines whether a business prospers or fails? What is the secret for business success? Any seasoned entrepreneur will admit there isn’t an exact recipe to guarantee prosperity, but they may also agree there are some basic ingredients that help keep a business cooking.

Stand out from the crowd In today’s overcrowded marketplace, businesses often fail due to their inability to clearly communicate what makes them different from the competition. If you don’t stand out, or give customers a reason to seek you out, you lose. Figure out what makes your business different and promote this value proposition to your customers.

Understand your market You may have a fantastic product or service to sell, but if you aren’t targeting the right customers, your business is bound to fail. Too often, people start businesses without knowing who their market is or what their customers are looking for. Define who your customers are, understand what their values are and then figure out how to best communicate with them.

The same principle applies to employees. Your employees are the face of your business and your business will only be as good as they are. If you invest in your employees and treat them with respect and recognition, their satisfaction will translate into stronger dedication and commitment to your business.

Manage your money Starting a business requires an investment and running a business requires cash flow, so it’s essential that you have a handle on your books. You don’t need an accounting degree, but you do need to understand the basic principle of budgeting and forecasting. Regularly review your revenue streams and ways to reduce your operating costs. Be cognizant of little expenses as these can add up and eventually spiral out of control.

Health is wealth Keep your personal and spiritual wellbeing in check. Sacrificing your health or personal relationships in pursuit of business goals will not pave the way to success. In fact, many successful business people will affirm the need for

a reasonable work-life balance. If your physical, spiritual and mental needs are adequately nourished, your business will benefit from a healthy and rested mind.

Learn from mistakes As Bill Gates has said, “It’s fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” This is where real growth and improvement happens. When something doesn’t work out, examine why the mistake happened and learn from that. A failure is only a failure if you let it be. Recognize that mistakes are bound to happen and be open to changing gears and taking new approaches with your business.

The bottom line The recipe for long-term business success is varied and imprecise. Keep tweaking the ingredients and the measurements and remember that the process is more like a slow roast than a quick fry. All of these will lead to a successful business, that can be passed down for generations.

Value your customers … and your employees This may sound cliché, but ensuring your business always provides excellent service cannot be understated. If you demonstrate that you value your customers and consistently provide exceptional customer service, they’ll keep coming back. Simple practices such as investing in employee training, easy return policies or promptly responding to inquiries will go a long way in the customer satisfaction department.




L-R Alima Tayyab, Aspen Joa, Nancy McMahon, Jenn Wagner, Nauman Tayyab, Mathew Malaschuk

The Key To Succession

Planning for the Future includes Your Business and Your Estate


very business owner, no matter how small the business, needs a plan for what happens down the road. “Every business is different and requires a distinct succession plan,” says Nancy McMahon, CPA. “From oil field consultants to farms and holding companies to retail businesses, every situation will be unique.” There are some businesses that will not be sold, such as oil field or other types of consultants. These businesses accumulate wealth and turn into a holding company that funds retirement as opposed to being sold to a new owner.



By Brook Thalgott Photos Images by Jon Gillies

However, this is always evolving as the government changes tax legislation. “For business owners in consulting, you should talk with your chartered professional accountant to ensure you are minimizing taxes,” says Nancy. Farms require a comprehensive plan when planning for retirement or selling. There may be children or other family members interested in taking over the operation, and others who are not interested. This can create issues within the business and the family. “This can be managed by working with your professional team to ensure you understand the tax and


cash flow consequences of a succession plan,” says Nancy. “When transitioning a farm to the next generation, you should consult with your professional team to ensure you don’t trigger unexpected taxes. Don’t assume that transitioning a farm is ‘tax-free’ with the capital gains exemption.” For example, when utilizing the capital gains exemption there can be Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT). And, farm property can be transitioned tax-free to family members; however, there are some family members which do not qualify under the Income Tax Act (such as siblings).

“The more planning, the better. Especially when dealing with estates, you need to know what you want and how to plan for it.” - Nancy McMahon RRSP may have a child as the beneficiary, this means the financial institution will provide the RRSP cash to the beneficiary and not withhold any taxes. This income will then be included in the deceased’s income with no cash to pay the taxes from the estate.” Like a business, every person’s situation is unique. You should discuss your business and your estate with your professional team which should include your chartered professional accountant and lawyer. “Every estate plan needs to be developed for the individual situation,” says Nancy. “The more planning, the better. Especially when dealing with estates, you need to know what you want and how to plan for it.”

Nancy McMahon

Your estate also needs care and attention as your life changes. “You should ensure wills are relevant for your situation,” says Nancy. “It shouldn’t contradict your family trust or corporate structure or investments that have named beneficiaries.” You should have a list of your assets and investments with your lawyer or executor. If you’re planning on making charitable donations from your estate, consider taxes as well. Charitable donations that are willed can reduce tax implications on the date of death tax return, which can help your beneficiaries. As well, you should consider carefully who you will name as your executor. “Executor should be astute and able to handle the responsibility,” says Nancy.

“There may be probate requirements, tax implications, date of death tax returns, trust returns, and clearance certificates required. Whoever you name should be able to handle these things as well as able to manage beneficiaries.” You can consider a power of attorney in case you are incapacitated, and it should be someone you trust to operate your business and personal finances as you would want.

Proudly locally owned, Nancy McMahon and the team at N.M. McMahon CPA Professional Corporation (with locations in Weyburn and Regina) can help you plan for the future. Call 306.842.5344 (Weyburn) or 306.206.2841 (Regina) and let them help find the best solution for you, your family and your business.

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Also, if you want specific assets to go to specific beneficiaries, have them named on the investment as a beneficiary. “This will enable easy transition; however, there can be tax implications to the estate in doing this,” says Nancy. “For example, an




Sometimes Change is a Good Thing Swayze Concrete Ltd. Does What They Do Best


he thing with business, especially in a long-time business, is you have to recognize and embrace your strengths. That’s exactly what 59 years in business has taught Swayze Concrete Ltd. Concrete and aggregates is what they do best, and that’s what they’re going to focus on. “We’re the concrete people,” says Ryan Swazye. “So, we’re realigning to get back to the core business that got us to where we are today.”

operations at all their locations is their priority and one that Swayze Concrete is proud to continue to offer.

After a large exodus of some equipment this past October, Swayze Concrete Ltd is continuing to serve southeast Saskatchewan as it has for nearly 60 years. Providing their core business

The staff and management at Swayze Concrete also want to thank you for your patronage over the last year, and the last 59 years. “We’d like wish our customers and everyone in the area a



They’re also providing additional services including:

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,” says Ryan. “Thank you for supporting us, and we’re looking forward to serving you for many more years to come.”

• sewer/water repairs and Installations • basement excavations • snow removal • aggregate inventory measurement and management (via drone technology).


Swayze Concrete Ltd. Weyburn 306.842.6558 Carnduff 1.888.222.7649 306.482.3617

from all of us at Horner Law Office!

L-R Janessa Marcenko, Diane Horner, Don Horner, Angie Driedger, and Gretel McNab

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

21 5th Street NE, Weyburn | 306.842.2722 |

L-R Jim Onstad, Advisor/Manager, Rhonda Logel, Advisor, Mike Onstad, CFP

Get Your Money’s Worth with WEYBURN SECURITY – PEAK INVESTMENTS By Brook Thalgott Photos Images by Jon Gillies

As the leaves fall and the snow arrives, it’s time to think about more than just yard work, snow removal and the upcoming holidays. After we’re done tucking into too much turkey, RRSP season arrives. Instead of making the yearly mad dash to the bank or investment advisor to make your contribution, make your financial life easier. “Start planning for your RRSPs now, and avoid the chaos of the RRSP season,” says Mike Onstad, CFP at Weyburn Security – Peak Investments. “Don’t make last-minute financial decisions.”




The RRSP deadline is February 29, 2020.

Dollar Cost Averaging Strategy Lump Sum Investment Average Unit Cost: $10 (Average Price $10)






$8.5 $9




Approx. Return on Monthly Investment


Monthly Investment


Return on Lump Sum Investment


Average Unit Cost: $9.61 (Average Price $10.06) Feb







Onstad recommends contributing to your RRSPs monthly on a Pre-Authorized Chequing Plan (PAC plan). Not only does it take away stress during RRSP season, but it also takes advantage of a dollar cost averaging strategy. “This means that by purchasing on a frequent, fixed basis— weekly, bi-weekly or monthly—you can take advantage of volatile markets. When markets are low, you buy more units of your mutual fund as they are cheaper. When markets are high, you buy less units as they are more expensive,” says Onstad. This strategy creates a lower cost base for your investments, producing a better return on your investment. Best of all, you don’t need a large amount of money to get started. Contributions can start as low as $25, and you can increase, stop and start your contributions as your finances allow. More importantly, Weyburn Security is a company with your best interests at heart. The company, and their broker, Peak Investments, are independent. “Our independence means when we are selling financial products such as mutual funds,

we have no obligation to sell any specific type of product,” says Onstad. “We can sell almost any company’s funds and we don’t have sales quotas to fill. We simply choose the product that best suits our client.” Weyburn Security is also managed and staffed by experienced local people. Every time you come in, you’re going to see the same faces, and get a more personable, easygoing experience. Jim Onstad is the third-generation manager/advisor of the company, which has been around since 1926. Mike is the fourth generation of the Onstad family to join the firm. “I have been here for more than six years and have obtained my CFP (certified financial planner) designation which is a nation-wide recognized certification for the highest level of knowledge in financial planning,” says Onstad. “Weyburn Security is where I am going to be, now and far into the future.”

no matter the size—and provide independent advice with no highpressure sales tactics. “It doesn’t matter what you can start with, or your age. The important thing is to get started,” says Onstad. “We’re here to help when you’re ready.”

Weyburn Security 111 - 2nd Street NE Weyburn 306.842.2841

With RRSP season coming, make a free, no-obligation appointment with Weyburn Security. They will look at your financial situation and investments—








• Credit cards - Provide credit card statements for the fiscal year and identify business expenses.

Photos Images by Jon Gillies

• GST and PST - Provide the GST and PST reports you have submitted for the year.


our accountant requires many types of information to complete your taxes. Here is a helpful guide to the sometimes-confusing terminology used by accountants. GENERAL PREPARATION

• Loan statements - Provide any loan statements for the fiscal year as well as any new financing agreements. • Shareholder contributions - Identify any personal deposits you have made to your corporation, so they are not recorded as revenue. Otherwise, you may end up paying taxes on personal funds.

• Bank statements - If you have a bookkeeper, bring a copy of the year-end bank statement and your statement for the month following your year end. If your accountant does your bookkeeping, provide all your bank statements for the year.

• Grain revenue - Provide grain tickets for preparation of AgriInvest/AgriStability reports.

• Inventory – Provide a complete list of your inventory. This may include bushels of grain by types held in bins or a list of merchandise held for re-sale at fiscal year end.

Corporate Income Taxes - Usually due three months after the year end, though there are some exceptions which accelerate this to two months after the year end.

• Accounts receivables – This includes work performed prior to year end and payments not received until after year end. • Investment statements - Provide your broker with authorization to allow your accountant to contact them directly for the required information. Don’t forget to tell your accountant if you have an investment account and how much you have transferred from your business account! • Capital asset additions and disposals – This includes invoices for purchases or sale of vehicles, land, farming equipment, oil field equipment, etc. • Accounts payables – These are expenses incurred prior to the year end but not paid for until after the year end.



KEY DATES TO REMEMBER Corporate Income Tax Returns - Due six months after the year end.

L-R Mathew Malaschuk, Aspen Joa, Alima Tayyab, Nancy McMahon, Jenn Wagner, and Nauman Tayyab

ARE YOU READY? If your information is organized, your accountant can prepare your required returns more efficiently. The above list is not all inclusive and every business is unique, if you have questions or concerns contact your Chartered Professional Accountant. Check List • Accounting data • Bank statements • Inventory • Accounts receivables • Investment statements • Capital asset additions and disposals • Deferred grain tickets • Accounts payables • Credit cards statements • GST and PST reports • Loans statements • Shareholder contributions • Grain tickets

Corporate Income Tax Instalments – Due monthly. Dividend and Employee Slips - Due by February 28 each year. Family Trust Returns - Due by March 31 each year. Testamentary Trust Returns - Usually due three months after the first anniversary of a death. Personal Income Tax Returns - Due April 30 each year. With business/farming income, there is an extension to June 15. Personal Income Taxes - Due April 30. Personal Income Tax Instalments – Due quarterly on March 15, June 15, Sept 15 and Dec 15.


Nancy McMahon

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



Weyburn’s Newest Fashion Retailer Expands to Activewear for the Family

Fresh | Local | Living

CELTIC INSPIRED JEWELLERY Inspiration becomes design.

YORK JEWELLERS 39 3rd Street NE Weyburn | 306.842.5484 | |


It’s Beginning to Feel a Lot like Christmas With snow flurries and a chill in the air, Weyburn and the Southeast are certainly ramping up toward the festive season. Over the next few

weeks, there’ll be plenty of local activities to enjoy—from Christmas teas to trade shows to holiday concerts. In the hustle and bustle of this busy season, however, don’t forget what is truly important: family and community. Are you starting or finishing up your Christmas shopping? This year be sure to support our local small businesses. When you support small business, you support innovation, opportunity, families, economic growth and giving back to the place you call home. It just makes sense. You’ll also often receive a more personal service, with more care and attention going into each transaction. And, independent businesses often donate to local activities like children's sports teams and charitable organizations—something to think about when you're shopping. Massive corporations and online stores don't support our community the way local business does. As some small businesses are run by just one or two people, you could be making a huge difference by shopping from them. You’ll be putting a smile on their face too! There are other things we can do to help ensure a healthy community this season. Consider donating to a food bank, church or other organization that gives back to those in need. You should also consider giving the gift of time— organize donations at the food bank, visit a local senior’s home, or simply shovel a driveway or make a dish for a neighbour. It all makes a difference in your community. HOLIDAY SHOPPING



Things Are Growing at Route 39 Weyburn’s Newest Fashion Retailer Expands to Activewear for the Family By Brook Thalgott Photos Images by Jon Gillies

Since opening for business on May 10 in Weyburn’s downtown, Route 39 Clothing Co has been going from strength to strength, outfitting the city’s men with everything they need from unmentionables to winter coats. Owner Annette Petersen is thrilled with the city embracing her store, and she’s already expanded—just in time for the holiday season.




Annette Petersen with customer, Noah Kopec

Annette's son, Ty


e’re now carrying activewear for the whole family, from youth sizes starting at youth XS to youth XL, plus men’s and women’s sizes,” says Annette. “And, we’re adding an even larger selection of shoes.” As the holidays roll in, Route 39 is receiving new stock from great shoe brands like New Balance, Merrell, Reef, Skechers and more. Plus, the store will soon be home to Levi’s, the well-known denim brand surging in popularity with a brand-new generation of fans. For men, the store is still the destination for finding everything you need to be welldressed and stylish. You’ll find top names like UnderArmour, Stacy Adams, Haggar, Cote Rico, Soul of London, Buffalo,

Mavi, Ten Tree, KuwallaT, SAXX, Hurley, BN3TH and Wrangler Retro—and the help you need to pull your look together. Annette and the Route 39 Clothing Co can guide you through buying everything from casual streetwear to business attire in sizes small to 5XL plus big and tall. And, with the holidays around the corner, you’ll find something for just about everyone on your list. Plus, you can suit up with great menswear for work Christmas parties, casual get-togethers with family and friends, and find something snappy to paint the town red on New Year’s Eve. “Over the next few weeks, we’re going to be filled to the brim with holiday fashion and accessories from many of the lines we carry,” says Annette. “I’ve ordered it all, so be sure to pop by often to see


what’s new.” And, if you’re not sure what to get for under the tree, Route 39 has gift certificates to make it easy. Located downtown and open Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 5.30 pm, Route 39 has everything you need in the sizes and styles in the brands you love. Follow Route 39 on Facebook and Instagram to stay current on new arrivals, promotions and more

Route 39 Clothing Co 64 3rd Street NE Weyburn 306.842.7000



We offer hundreds of freshwater fish breeds. We carry Aquarium supplies and decor.

Our Animal Care Experts care about your pets. Your experience with us matters.

From starting up a new aquarium to maintaining one, we’ve got your supplies, expertise and fish!



Products you will find at your local Pet Valu: · Raw Food · Dog & Cat Food · Small animal supplies for rabbits, hamsters and guinea pigs · Reptile supplies · Crickets and worms · Fish · Supplements and supplies · Training products · Domestic and wild bird supplies · Beds and bowls

Self Serve Dog Wash - only $10 You do the bathing of your own pet in the easy to use tubs and we provide the brushes, shampoo, towels, blow dryer and unlimited treats. WE do the clean up! Grooming - To book, call or text: Sara Canning: 306-891-6054

"Your shopping here makes a difference. We provide excellent customer service, and can’t wait to hear how your pet enjoyed all our products and services. Thank you to all of our customers and pets for your support this past year! Wishing you all a happy and healthy holiday season!” - Melanie

Paw Packs

Cindy is our fish expert, and can give you advice on any of your questions.

Get excited for our Paw Packs where you get a personalized pack of pet products delivered to your doorstep. Email: to get more information.

Carmen Keeler: 306-513-6625

#4 106 Railway Avenue, Weyburn | 306.842.1666 | |

Weyburn's Cleanest Car Wash

10 large

We offer a higher pressure spot free rinse

Friendly and helpful staff

Locally owned and operated

spacious bright indoor bays

Creekside Car Wash Ltd. 1940 1st Ave N.E., Weyburn 306.842.2999 Open 7 days a week 7am - 9pm Visa/Mastercard |

*********************** Ask about our prepaid car washes that save you money

We Will Get You There! 3 Daily Trips | Weyburn to Regina | Monday - Friday Pick-Up / Drop Off Locations: Weyburn: Giant Tiger Regina: University of Regina, Southland Mall, and Regina Airport

Beam Shuttle Service is offering Weyburn and area clients with quality transportation services.

Great service begins with great people and real experience which is why we put so much into choosing the best people to join our team. You'll always have a driver who knows punctuality, safe driving and customer service inside and out. We aim to not only meet your needs, but also exceed your expectations of what a shuttle service can be.

Passenger transportation, freight delivery and private bus hire services.

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From all of us at Canadian Tire Weyburn, we wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas filled with peace, health and prosperity during this joyous season. During this festive season of giving, let us take time to slow down and enjoy the simple things. May this wonderful time of the year touch your heart in a special way. We wish you much happiness not just

today, but throughout the New Year. Warm thanks to all our loyal customers, and we look forward to serving you in 2020.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, the staff and management at Canadian Tire Weyburn.

Locally Owned & Operated by Rob Williams

1240 Sims Ave, Weyburn 306.842.4600

Come And Celebrate This Festive Season With Us

Why not have your Christmas Party at the Weyburn Golf Club! Enjoy the scenery, excellent accommodations and great food.

Eat, Drink & Be Merry!

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




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

Call 306.842.5881

n & Steakhou


We can accommodate up to 120 people.

HOURS: Mon, Tues and Wed 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. Thurs 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Fri & Sat 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Sun 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Sports teams in groups of four or more – remember to ask your server about our team specials.

Sugar Cookie

Martini Ingredients 1.5 oz. vanilla vodka 1.5 oz. Baileys .75 oz. amaretto 1 tsp. icing sugar 3 tbsp. milk or half & half

This Sugar Cookie Martini is perfect for holiday entertaining with Baileys, amaretto and vanilla vodka. A pinch of icing sugar makes it sweet like a cookie with a dreamy, creamy texture. A rim dipped in icing and sprinkles tops off this festive cocktail.

Garnishes 1 container sprinkles 1 container vanilla icing

Instructions Dip the rim of a martini glass in vanilla icing until coated. Dip the coated rim into a plate of sprinkles until coated. Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with 1 cup of ice. Shake vigorously until chilled and strain into prepared martini glasses.

From 3 yummy tummies





Christmas May your holidays sparkle with moments of love, laughter, and goodwill & may the year ahead bring you a new home!



Photos Caitlin Swyryda of Stellar Social Co.

Some of the best outfits come from finding creative, new ways to wear pieces already sitting in your closet.




How to Extend the Life of

Your Summmer Dresses


f you know me, you’ll know I don’t particularly enjoy wearing pants. That sounds inappropriate lol buuut all I mean is that I find pants really restricting most of the time. I prefer the flowy, feminine vibes a skirt or dress provide. Leaves you more room for that extra scoop of mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving or one more chocolate square during Christmas… ya know? The trouble is—it gets SO cold here in Saskatchewan over the fall and winter, that lots of us put our dresses away in late September! I’m no quitter though, so I came up with a few style tips and tricks to help us all continue to wear our favorite midi or maxi dresses into the winter season. Layer, layer layer. Whether you are wearing a jacket over top, knotting a sweater in the front, or throwing on a turtleneck underneath your midi dress—layers are imperative to helping you stay warm while wearing a dress this time of year. Layers also give you the opportunity to style your dress in a way you never

have before. It’ll feel like you have a brand new outfit on—a much warmer new outfit. Fleece leggings. I’ll tell you a little secret—I often have on fleece leggings underneath my dresses in winter. As long as you ensure the leggings are pulled up higher than where your dress falls on you, no one will ever know. Well.. aside from you and I and anyone else you share this sneaky tip with! Proper Footwear. Ankle boots, sock booties, mules, and even over the knee boots can work with most dresses! The proper footwear will completely change the look of your outfit and will keep your toes nice and warm. So, next time you are pondering what to wear to an event this winter, don’t dismiss the possibilities of pulling out your favorite dress! Some of the best outfits come from finding creative, new ways to wear pieces already sitting in your closet.

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 @kiteenscloset kiteenscloset kiteenscloset Photos taken by Caitlin Swyryda of Stellar Social Co. If you’re interested in brand photography contact Caitlin today. stellarsocialco




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

Hotshot Oilfield Service

Weyburn, SK | 306.842.5653

Holiday Wishes!

Kathy, Ken and staff at Elite Kitchens & Decor would like to thank all customers throughout the years for their business. May you and your families have a safe and wonderful holiday season!

Elite Kitchens & Decor 123 2nd Street NE, Weyburn 306.848.0290

Don't forget – you can pick up unique home decor items for your loved ones just in time for the Christmas season.

Wishing You a

Merry Christmas Dustin Duncan, MLA 306.842.4810

Weyburn – Big Muddy

Eggnog Bread Pudding

with Vanilla Sauce

Bread Pudding 1 loaf (1 lb) challah bread, cut into cubes 8 eggs, beaten 2½ cups half & half 1½ cups eggnog 1 cup sugar ¼ cup brown sugar ½ tsp nutmeg dash of salt 2 tbsp dark rum (or 3 tbsp rum extract) 1 tsp vanilla extract 1½ cups golden raisins

Vanilla Sauce ½ cup butter ½ cup sugar ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar ½ cup heavy whipping cream 1 tbsp vanilla loaf pans with non-stick spray and set aside.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter eight ramekins or a 9x13 baking dish. Place cubed bread in a large bowl. In another bowl, whisk together all other ingredients except the raisins. Pour mixture over bread cubes and stir to combine. Add raisins and stir well. Allow mixture to sit for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring often until most of the liquid is absorbed in the to bread. Spoon mixture into prepared ramekins or baking dish. Place ramekins (or baking dish) on a cookie sheet and place in the oven. Cook for about 40 to

45 minutes (50 to 55 minutes if using a baking dish) until pudding is completely set and starting to brown on the top. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Top with powdered sugar or vanilla sauce. To make the vanilla sauce, combine all ingredients except vanilla in saucepan or non-stick skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, 5 to 8 minutes or until mixture thickens and comes to a full boil. Stir in vanilla. Cool slightly and pour over bread puddings.

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

Merry toChristma you and your family!

Come see me in the New Year to get your business on track for success!

Weyburn | 306.842.2787 |

Happy Holidays from all of us at


111 2nd Street NE, Weyburn | 306.842.2841 | |

for 25 years of support

Over the past 25 years we’ve helped one another succeed and grow. We’ve shared ideas, solved problems and celebrated wins—in our families, our businesses and our community. Thanks to your ongoing support, the Weyburn team at Cogent Chartered Professional Accountants LLP is taking an exciting step forward in our business journey. We look forward to working with you under the Grant Thornton banner.

Cogent Chartered Professional Accountants LLP have joined Grant Thornton LLP. You’ll see a new name on our door, but the same friendly faces inside.

Ted Hillstead

Mike Melanson

Rob Stephanson

Britany Burnett

Glenn Ziegler

206 Hill Ave, Weyburn | 306.842.8123 |

Rhonda Verbeurgt

Season’s Greetings from your

PRAIRIE SKY CO-OP Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season! This Christmas, shop local and support local.

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