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WEYBURN & AREA

SCHUCK LAW FIRM

Legal Services for All of Life’s Milestones

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Publisher’s Message

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’ve always loved Christmas but since having our daughters it’s given me a renewed feeling of excitement; it feels magical again. During the holidays we listening to copious amounts of Christmas music and drink a concerning amount of hot chocolate covered with marshmallows. Once the snow comes, we make a well-dressed snowman that our dog hasn’t quite figured out. He steals the carrot nose while trying to knock it over. We love decorating our tree with the mostly homemade decorations we create each year. We always make time to bake gingerbread cookies and at night we cuddle, read Christmas stories and watch Christmas movies. This is our first issue featuring the Refined Shop Local Holiday Gift Guide. Check out these pages to see what your local businesses have to offer this Christmas. Supporting local businesses helps our community more than we realize. The Weyburn Chamber of Commerce has a wonderful explanation of how those dollars benefit our community on page 72.

Cover Photography Big Dog Photography Photography Big Dog Photography, Images By Jon Gillies, Vanessa Lanktree Photography Contributing Writers Brook Thalgott, Kali Holdstock

Editor Brook Thalgott

Design Ghislaine Moffitt

Staying active in the winter has its challenges. Our editorial called There's No Business like Snow Business: Stay in Shape this Winter, will give you lots of ideas to get out of the house. Our cover this issue features Schuck Law Firm. 2021 has been an exciting year for Steve and Armanda Schuck. After practicing law for many years in his hometown, Steve acquired Horner Law Office which is now called Schuck Law Firm. They also recently welcomed their first child. Schuck Law Firm is here to help you with legal services for all life’s milestones. Thank you so very much to our clients and readers because of your support, we are moving into our seventh year in business! Please enjoy this issue, I hope the many wonderful businesses featured throughout this issue will inspire you to shop local this Christmas. We wish you all the love, happiness, laughter and togetherness that is possible this holiday season.

Marketing Executive Darryl Ward refined.darryl@gmail.com 306.861.6969

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

From our family to yours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas!

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Duane Heisler and Norma Dunsmore

Merry Christmas, happy holidays and, most of all, thank you for your business this past year. We wish you a New Year filled with joy, happiness and prosperity. We look forward to working with you in 2022.

Ideal Cabinets & Decor Inc. 1127 Railway Avenue Weyburn | 306.842.2643 www.idealcabinetsdecor.ca


CONTENTS

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DEPARTMENTS 8 | COMMUNITY There’s No Business like Snow Business – Stay in Shape this Winter

26 | GARDENING I Be-leaf in You – Plants for Your Own Indoor Garden 30 | COVER FEATURE Schuck Law Firm – Legal Services for All of Life’s Milestones

36 | BUSINESS & INDUSTRY A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned – RRSP vs. TFSA

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YOUNG AT HEART Senior Services in Weyburn and Area

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HOLIDAY FEATURE:

Refined Shop Local Holiday Gift Guide


We wish you a Merry Christmas and send our sincerest thanks for your loyalty and support.

L-R Jenn Wagner, Kevin Agema, Nancy McMahon, Matthew Malaschuk, Aspen Joa, Chrisella Fesalbon

“Being a locally owned accounting firm is very important to me. Our clients are more than just numbers and statements to us. We’re proud to serve the community we call home. Our clients are our friends, neighbours and colleagues.” - Nancy McMahon

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• Get hooked. This one might not be as energetic as sledding or skiing, but it’ll still get you outside and off the couch. Ice fishing is another great winter pastime, and you can find plenty of spots to drop a line around the southeast. • Splish splash! If you don’t feel like a day outside but you want to move that body, the Weyburn Leisure Centre has an indoor pool, traditional sauna and hot tub, tot pool, waterslide and climbing wall to keep you busy and working those muscles.

Whatever you choose to do, here are some tips to make winter exercise enjoyable

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t’s easy to get a little lazy in the winter. The weather is cold, it’s cozy inside and there is usually plenty of delicious treats to enjoy (shortbread and hot chocolate anyone?). However, we really should keep moving even during the winter months to get out of the house and get some exercise. Need some ideas on what to do this winter? We’ve got plenty of things for you to do in Weyburn and area this frosty season.

Five things to try this winter • Get the sled out. River Park off Confederation Drive is the place to spend an afternoon with a toboggan

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and the kids. You’d be surprised at the number of calories you’ll burn as you haul the sled back up the hill while the kids shout, “let’s do it again!” • Slide the day away. Check out the groomed ski trails throughout Jubilee Park and River Park. The route is changed regularly, and you can rent snowshoes and skis from the Weyburn Leisure Centre. • Vroom vroom vroom! Snowmobiling is a load of fun all winter long. Weyburn is in Zone 3 of the Saskatchewan Snowmobile Association’s trail system. Check out sasksnow.com for details. You’ll find great trails just outside the City of Weyburn.

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• Try new things and things you enjoy. Don’t be afraid to experiment with activities you haven’t done before, and also mix in the things you know you like. • Stay warm. If you’re outdoors, dress for the weather. Saskatchewan winters need layers. Avoid cotton, and make sure your outer layer is wind and water resistant. • Stay hydrated. Just like in the summer, you need to drink water when you’re engaged in physical activity. • Set achievable goals. If getting fit or losing weight is your goal, be realistic about what you want to accomplish. Start with small goals and work your way up. • Stay safe. Have the right footwear and equipment for the winter. Winter means snow and ice, and that can mean slips, falls and other injuries. Nothing ruins the fun faster than a broken bone or sprain. Be careful out there!


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DOC WALKER ACOUSTIC SHOW

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eyburn Concert Series is over the moon to finally be back with live performances in our community! It has been way too long, and we have such a fabulous season to share with you!

CMT videos and millions of streams along with 12 CCMA Awards (42 nominations), and a Juno (7 nominations total). The band has performed across Canada and three tours to Australia. They have shared stages with everyone from Bon Jovi to Eric Church.

Getting back on tour is something Doc Walker has been eagerly waiting for since the world shut down in early 2020. Like all performers, the guys have found it challenging to not be doing ‘live’ concerts. Dave shares, “there is a heightened appreciation for it because it was taken away as abruptly as if someone had turned off a tap. If there is any silver lining, it’s that it’s served as a reminder of just how much we love making and playing music.”

This year Doc Walker is further celebrating the 20th anniversary of 2001’s ‘Curve’, its breakthrough album that spawned the signature hits “She Hasn’t Always Been This Way” and “Rocket Girl.” In summing up that milestone, and what’s in store for Doc Walker’s immediate future, Chris says “the plan has always been to create music that we are proud of and to spend as much time as we can out on the road playing for the fans.”

Since forming in the town of Westbourne, Man. in the early 1990s, Doc Walker has earned 21 Top 10 Canadian country radio singles, eight #1

Additional news is that Doc Walker’s new single “She Wants What She Wants” is to be released just ahead of their upcoming cross country tour announcement.

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Doc Walker ‘Acoustic’ Show is not the full band, but rather Chris and Dave, sharing their songs. We look forward to seeing you at this concert, which will be held at the Cugnet Centre on Monday, November 8, 2021. www.docwalker.ca TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Old Fashion Foods 122 3rd St., Weyburn Weyburn Review/Weyburn This Week 904 East Ave., Weyburn Find out more at

weyburnconcertseries.ca or call Judy at 306.861.3241


CHANTAL KREVIAZUK - GET TO YOU

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hantal Kreviazuk—one of Canada’s, most accomplished songwriters and recognizable voices—is a platinum-selling, three-time Juno Award winning artist from Winnipeg. She recently released her eighth studio album “Get to You.” The message it relays throughout is positive, about self-love, acceptance, and perseverance. “It’s also the album I created the most independently without outside influence. It’s my essence of recording at the moment,” says Chantal. The choice to proceed with the release of an album during a global pandemic was an easy one for Chantal. “The wonderful thing about music is that it is always welcomed and needed,” she says. “In times of crisis, it offers solace and comfort. Without question, now is the time to release music.”

Chantal released her first ever Christmas album, a 10-track “Christmas Is A Way Of Life, My Dear,” in November 2019. It features the title track as well as a jubilant cover of the classic “Walking In A Winter Wonderland.” The album features five new original songs, plus Chantal’s spin on classics such as “Silent Night,” “Blue Christmas” (a duet with husband Raine Maida), and “Wonderful Christmas Time” (featuring the debut of son Sal Maida). “The world could use the Christmas spirit all year long,” says Chantal. “The kindness, gentleness and thoughtfulness that goes with the season is so healthy. The world could benefit from living by the values that radiate during Christmas.”

performing music for the holidays at the Cugnet Centre on Monday, November 22, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. www.chantalkreviazuk.com TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Old Fashion Foods 122 3rd St., Weyburn Weyburn Review/Weyburn This Week 904 East Ave., Weyburn Find out more at

weyburnconcertseries.ca or call Judy at 306.861.3241

Join us for a musical prelude to Christmas: Chantal Kreviazuk will be

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NEARLY NEIL AND THE SOLITARY BAND

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obby Bruce is an awardwinning, internationally celebrated Canadian vocalist, whose Solitary Band concerts focus on Neil Diamond’s musical rise to fame. Known on stage as Nearly Neil, international shutdowns curtailed Bruce’s globetrotting tours last spring. There is, however, a glimmer of hope on the horizon for the British Columbia based singer. “Things started looking up at the end of this summer. The Band and I opened the PNE, did a few waterfront concerts; it was reviving to play for people again,” explains Bruce. The Band’s tour to Saskatchewan in January 2022 will be their first return to indoor concerts in almost two years. During the pandemic, Bruce retreated to his home on Gambier Island, in the Howe Sound. “Given my previous touring schedule, I had only ever spent 19 days

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in a row sleeping in my own bed. COVID changed that,” Bobby reveals. Bobby and his wife adapted to pandemic life by providing a grocery delivery service to their remote community on Gambier Island. They ended up earning Citizen of the Year awards through the success of their endeavours. In addition, they renovated their granny flat into a video studio, and started broadcasting online performances from home. Even with all of that, the internationally acclaimed tribute artist is thrilled to be returning to the stage. “It’s not the same performing to a camera. As a front man, you are utilizing the band’s enthusiasm behind you, pushing your energy to the audience, who, in turn, gives it back to you. You can’t feel that in a room by yourself against a green screen. So, we are eager to bring live music safely back to the stage,” declares Bruce.

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Nearly Neil & the Solitary Band will be in concert at the Cugnet Centre on Thursday, January 13, 2022, at 7:30 p.m.

www.nearlyneil.com TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Old Fashion Foods 122 3rd St., Weyburn Weyburn Review/Weyburn This Week 904 East Ave., Weyburn Find out more at

weyburnconcertseries.ca or call Judy at 306.861.3241


THE BROMANTICS

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ormed in the summer of 2013, The Bromantics are a Saskatchewan based sixpiece group who perform a sensational tribute to the music of the 50s. It is certainly worth noting that they also perform original music following similar chord progressions, while working within the parameters of the genre. In making use of warm brass instruments, in combination with vintage guitar tones accompanied by doo-wop style harmonies, The Bromantics are bringing that era back to life, further enhancing it with a youthful energy. They have recorded live sessions through Blue Door Studios and in collaboration with Nyshe Media based out of Vancouver. From that they have released several videos that encompass precisely how they look and sound. They are currently in the process of writing a debut EP to be released this year. The Bromantics have been performing

consistently since they formed and are only gaining more notice. They were invited to the OSAC 2019 Showcase, being received by the audience with the same sensational energy the band emits on stage. This led to 30-plus tour dates and countless new friendships and networks. Post Showcase, The Bromantics are focusing on their larger scale ‘Sock-Hop’ events. There the audience is taught two hours of Swing and Jive steps prior, and encouraged to dress in full costume to create a truly authentic experience. The contagious genre of music, combined with their high-energy stage performances, have proven successful in creating a nostalgic atmosphere that also promises to have everyone ‘twisting’ the night away!

* Remember to put a ‘reminder’ in your phones, as this concert is four months away!

www.thebromantics.com TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Old Fashion Foods 122 3rd St., Weyburn Weyburn Review/Weyburn This Week 904 East Ave., Weyburn Find out more at

weyburnconcertseries.ca or call Judy at 306.861.3241

Join us for a toe tapping concert: The Bromantics will be performing at the Cugnet Centre on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at 7:30 p.m.

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The Schuck Family

In the spirit of the season, we extend a heartfelt thanks! Thank you for your continued support from our past and future clients. From our family to yours, may peace, happiness and prosperity be yours during this holiday season and throughout the New Year.

Schuck Law Firm 21 5th Street Weyburn, SK S4H 0Y9 306.842.2722 law@schucklawfirm.ca schucklawfirm.ca facebook.com/schucklawfirm Instagram: @schucklawfirm


Happy Holidays from Weyburn Security

L-R Mike Onstad, Jennifer Benning, Gwen Paterson, Rhonda Logel, Jim Onstad, Fran Birrell, Desiree Rainey, Marie Verhaeghe, Jackson Schneider

During the holidays we like to pause and take a moment to thank the many people who we have worked with this past year, we truly appreciate your business. We wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and we look forward to working with you in the New Year!

Weyburn Security Company Ltd. PEAK Investment Services Inc. 111 – 2nd Street Weyburn 306.842.2841 Weyburnsecurity.ca


YOUNG atHeart

Senior Services in Weyburn and Area By Brook Thalgott

Did you know Weyburn is a great community to enjoy your golden years? The city has many businesses, organizations and services that happily work with those who have enjoyed many birthdays and are still going strong. GET WHAT YOU NEED Prairie Sky Co-op – The local Co-op offers free delivery for prescriptions and groceries anywhere in the city, plus free medication reviews and house calls for those who can’t make it to the pharmacy.

HAVE SOME FUN Weyburn Wheatland Senior Centre – this centre offers memberships to

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Weyburn and area seniors for just $25 a year. The organization offers plenty of activities and events for local seniors including bingo, casino bus trips, monthly suppers, weekly games and much more. Learn more at facebook. com/WeyburnWheatlandSeniorCentre, call (306) 842-3503 or email wheatland888@yahoo.ca.

Credit Union Spark Centre – The Credit Union Spark Centre in Jubilee Park is a completely accessible community centre with something for everyone. You’ll find an art gallery, pottery studio, indoor track, simulator room, mini gym, multi-use synthetic field, children’s play space, outdoor ice surface and more. Perfect for getting together with friends, having fun with the grandkids or enjoying some recreation on your own, there’s always something to do. Check out

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weyburn.ca/credit-union-spark-centre for more.

Weyburn Public Library – Love to read? The Weyburn Public Library (WPL) has an Adult Programmer that can deliver books and other library materials right to you. The WPL offers delivery to seniors unable to easily visit the library. They can bring materials to your home and to the following senior homes: Weyburn Special Care Home, Crocus Plains Villa, Hilltop Manor, Tatagwa View and Parkway Lodge. WPL offers special materials such as large print books, DVDs, music and more. To learn more, contact (306) 8424352 or email wpladultprogrammer@ southeast.lib.sk.ca. The WPL also offers adult programs, including weekly gettogethers for knitters and crafters, book club, and movies.


City of Weyburn – There are plenty of activities on offer from the City of Weyburn, with reduced costs for seniors. The Weyburn Leisure Centre has senior swim times, and there are plenty of art and crafts classes for adults looking to learn and be creative. Weyburn Curling Club – There is a

league for everyone at the curling club. With open and drop-in leagues available,

hurry hard this winter and enjoy one of Saskatchewan’s favourite pastimes for people of all ages. Learn more at weyburncurlingclub.com.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch #47 – With great food and good company, the Legion welcomes everyone for a meal and a good time. Find the fun at 150 - 3rd Steet NE in Weyburn.

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A PLACE TO CALL HOME Weyburn Housing Authority – The local housing authority offers senior rental suites for those 55 years of age and older. The buildings offer common areas for socializing with neighbours and friends. Call (306) 848-4200 for an application or email weyburnha@ gov.sk.ca for more information.

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TAX TIPS FOR SENIORS Here are a few tips and tricks for tax season to make your life easier.

1. You can claim RRSP deductions for you and your spouse up until the end of the year you each turn 71. 2. Medical expenses can be claimed on your income taxes. CRA has a list of eligible expenses, which include ambulance service, hearing aids, nursing care, prescription drugs and more. 3. Canada offers a caregiver credit for those supporting a spouse or dependent. 4. You may also be able to claim up to $2,000 if you’re receiving eligible pension, superannuation, or annuity payments. 5. You may be eligible for the Guaranteed income supplement (GIS), which is a monthly non-taxable benefit to Old Age Security (OAS) pension recipients who have a low income. For professional tax advice, the team at N. M. McMahon CPA Professional Corporation can help. Visit them at 604 Government Road or call 306.842.5344 for more.

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SPORTS TEAMS in groups of four or more – remember to ask your server about our team specials.

From our Family to Yours this Holiday Season

Fletcher Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services is there when it matters most.

Led by Tamara Seghers, the Fletcher Funeral Chapel team is dedicated to supporting families with compassion and care as they celebrate their loved one and the life they lived. May peace, happiness and prosperity be yours during this holiday season and throughout the year.

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

Fletcher Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services 237 - 4th Street North East, Weyburn 306.842.5432 www.fletcherfuneralchapel.com


BE WINTER READY with BARBER

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Weyburn’s only locally owned and operated Dealership Advantages of purchasing your winter tires at Barber Motors: • 30-day price match guarantee • complimentary tire rotation and tire repair • FREE tire storage for the first season (just $30 per season afterward) • seasonal manufacturer mail-in rebates • winter tire FINANCING AVAILABLE with your new/pre-owned vehicle sale • GM Tire Protection Plan: - 3, 4 and 5 year terms available, all come with UNLIMITED kilometers - Protection against unexpected costs and inconvenience - No deductible

L-R Darryl Quintyn (Parts Manager), Rod Smith, Cameron Klippenstine, Marco Dalumpines and Brian Adam

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

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

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

Your safety is paramount,

BARBER MOTORS #1 Government Road, Weyburn | 306.842.6531 | 888.291.3921 | www.barbermotors.com Open Monday - Friday 8:00am-6:00pm | Saturdays 8:00am-5:00pm


Adult 12 New semester starts January 10, 2022

All students that apply before December 3rd will be entered to win a brand new Chromebook!

OBTAIN OR UPGRADE YOUR ADULT 12 as recognized by the Ministry of Education. Courses include, but are not limited to: ELA A & B30, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Workplace & Apprenticeship Math 20 & 30, Foundations Math 30, etc

SECOND SEMESTER LOCATIONS: Estevan, Weyburn, Whitewood, Piapot Urban (Regina), Piapot Valley, Cowessess and Zagime Anishinabek

APPLY ONLINE www.southeastcollege.org or call toll free 1-866-999-7372


From our family to yours we wish you a happy holiday season! We look forward to working with you in the New Year and want to say thank you for your business this past year!

L-R Katie, Melissa, Ryan, Amy and Hayden Swayze

Swayze Concrete Ltd. Weyburn 306.842.6558

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Carnduff 1.888.222.7649 | 306.482.3617

We hope your Christmas is full of love, peace and joy!

Thank you to our team sponsors, fans, and parents. Your support is appreciated more than you know! From SE U15 Whitecap AA Goldwings


Christmas Cranberry Mule 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice 2 oz. vodka 2 oz. cranberry juice 4 oz. ginger beer Fresh cranberries, mint sprigs or lime slices for garnish

Dallas Pizza 72 3rd St, Weyburn 306.842.2933

Ice In a copper mug, pour lime juice, vodka, cranberry juice and ginger beer. Stir. Add ice and garnish of choice.

Enjoy!

Liquor Spot 310 Souris Ave, Weyburn 306.842.4283


OVER 20 YEARS OF SALES AND SERVICE

SE Computer Solutions opened in 1997 and we appreciate all customers and businesses for their continued support. In Stock: - Refurbished and new laptops

- Desktops - Brands such as Dell, Lenovo and HP

When you purchase a new system from us, we will copy your existing data to the new device and recycle the old one free of charge. - Toners and ink in stock, call to see if we have what you need. LET’S TALK WINDOWS 10: I’m sure you’ve all had issues with Windows 10, whether from an update or plain old performance issues. There are some Windows 10 tweaks that can be changed in settings to optimize performance. Every computer brought in for us to work on gets these tweaks at no extra cost.

ALWAYS BACKUP YOUR DATA, you just never know when something could happen; if you’re not comfortable with using cloud backup then use a usb stick or external hard drive. You don’t want to lose those precious family photos.

414 Souris Ave, Weyburn, Sk | 306.842.7603 sales@computersolutions.ca | www.computersolutions.ca

and a safe and Happy New Year, from our family to yours. Caroline, Tyler and Jon Gillies

Images by Jon Gillies 306.861.4504


Hot Chocolate for Grownups 2 c. homogenized milk 1/2 c. Kahlua 2 tbsp. icing sugar 4 oz. bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine milk, Kahlua, and sugar. Bring to a light simmer, with bubbles forming around the edge. Remove from heat.

Whipped cream Chocolate curls or cocoa powder for garnish

Melt the chocolate in the microwave, stirring until just melted. Be careful not to burn it. Whisk chocolate into the milk until smoothly blended. Pour into mugs and top with whipped cream, chocolate curls and a dusting of cocoa powder.

Enjoy!

Dallas Pizza 72 3rd St, Weyburn 306.842.2933

Liquor Spot 310 Souris Ave, Weyburn 306.842.4283


GARDENING

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Plants for Your Own Indoor Garden By Brook Thalgott

Gardening doesn’t have to end when the frost arrives. You can garden all year-round, and there’s no time like the present to start a garden indoors. Even the blackest thumb can find a way to succeed with an indoor plant or two to bring some nature indoors. Getting started is easy and take it from me— indoor gardening is fun, satisfying and maybe even a little addictive.

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Here are a few plants to get you started on your indoor gardening journey.

Pothos This trailing vine can handle whatever a black thumb can throw at it, including poor light. Set it up in bright, indirect light and let the soil dry out between waterings. Pop it on a shelf or in a plant hanger and fertilize it every few months to keep it happy.

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Christmas Cactus It was the gift of a Christmas cactus that got me started with indoor gardening. You can often find them in the fall and winter in the supermarket, and they bloom beautifully in shades of pink, purple, red, and white. It likes water, so keep its soil lightly moist. It’s also easy to propagate too.

Spider Plant Another easy one perfect for the plant hanger, it spawns baby spider plants easily that you can pot up too for yourself or share with a friend. It likes the light. Be sure to water weekly.

Benefits of Indoor Gardening A study published in the Journal of Physiological Anthropology found that plants in your home can reduce stress, both physically and psychologically. Researchers from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the United Kingdom also found that horticultural therapy increased feelings of well-being for people with depression, dementia, and anxiety. Who knew something as simple as some greenery and dirt digging could do so much?

Aloe I love aloe with its spiky, tropical good looks. Like the pothos it prefers indirect light. It’s a great companion in the kitchen, on a desk or in a bedroom. It’s a succulent, so be sure to plant in a succulent potting mix— not regular potting soil.

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Jade A personal favourite of mine, my mom had one when I was growing up that grew into a mini-tree. It also attracted our Manx cat Mitzi, who liked nothing better than sitting in it. Place a jade plant in a sunny window (south or west facing is best) and water when it feels dry.

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This one is ready for its closeup on Instagram. Its spiky, stiff leaves add style to your décor, and this one is tough to kill. It likes indirect, bright light and it can dry out completely between waterings. Whatever you choose to start with, be sure to give it the care it needs to thrive. Plants can jazz up a window, add a touch of nature in the bedroom, brighten up a kitchen counter, breathe new life into an office—and deliver good green feelings at the same time. Happy planting!

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“My plant business began along with Root Hair Lounge when I opened its doors in 2018” - Kate Mahoney, owner

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hen the pandemic hit and hair salons (among many other businesses) closed, Kate quickly built a website (overnight) and put her plant inventory online for people to shop from home. “It was one of those businesses that flourished from people being stuck at home during the pandemic,” she says. “People were working from home and plants just made it that much better.”

their shopping,” she says. “I’m looking forward to learning more about that industry!” She says that there is a wonderful plant community in Weyburn and area, too. “It’s been amazing to meet our plant addict customers and talk to them weekly about how their new additions are making out in their new homes,” says Kate. “I see photos and videos of the plants in their new homes—it’s definitely one of the highlights.” She also gives a

Her plant business just kept growing and growing—pun intended. “A huge portion of the business is still from online sales even though the restrictions are much less than at the start of the pandemic,” says Kate. “People really love the convenience of reserving their new plants from the website, especially if we have a very sought after plant that is on their wish list.” Open three days a week at a new location downtown, plant lovers can come in person to see which plant “talks to them.” They have a wide array of planters as well as some new products coming such as insecticides, trellises, different fertilizers, and a wider range of soils. She will also soon be offering hydroponic substrate material, fertilizers, and lighting. “That area of the business will be a great add-on for people that have had to travel to the bigger centres to do

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huge shout out to her mom. “I think the real reason people come into the shop is to visit with my mom, Cheryl,” says Kate. Open Tuesday from 11 am to 2 pm, Fridays from 2 pm to 6 pm and Saturdays from 10 am to 3 pm.

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s Steve and Armanda Schuck look back on 2021, it’s been an incredibly exciting year. After practicing law for many years in his hometown, Steve acquired Horner Law Office, successor to Don Horner. Announcing the business as Schuck Law Firm, Steve reflected on the day the new firm signs went up. “There is nothing more exciting than starting your own business,” he says. After recently welcoming their first child, it’s been a big year. “Our lives are filled with major milestones,” says Steve. “So many of those milestones can require legal assistance and we are here to help you at Schuck Law Firm.”

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Born and raised in Weyburn, Steve Schuck has a family background rooted deep in law. Steve’s father Tom practiced law in Weyburn for over 40 years. Steve attended the University of Saskatchewan, studying finance before earning his J.D. from the University of Saskatchewan College of Law in 2014. After finishing his law degree, Steve returned to his hometown to practice law. He and wife Armanda have happily made their home in Weyburn.

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Steve proudly serves on the board of the Weyburn Chamber of Commerce and is the current Board Chairman for the Weyburn Group Homes Society. He is also the Chair of the Mental Health Review Panel. In his spare time Steve teaches Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at the Weyburn MMA Club and volunteers as a board member. He is also the financial agent for the electoral district association of a federal political party. He and wife Armanda welcomed their first child, Alexander, in June.


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The team at Schuck Law Firm includes highly trained legal assistants that can spot issues with your deal before they become a problem. For example, if you’re financing your deal, Schuck Law Firm staff can assist by setting out the balance of cash you need to close your deal, usually long before the possession date. This helps you plan for the purchase, making things less stressful while you’re getting ready to move.

REAL ESTATE For many of us, the biggest purchase of our lives is a home. For others, it might be that half-section of land you had your eye on this summer. Whether it’s your home or farm, making sure the process goes smoothly for buyers and sellers is one of the many services Schuck Law Firm provides.

Schuck Law Firm can also help when buyers purchase a new home before the sale or possession date of their current home. “This adds complexity to the transaction because even if Gretel McNab the two sales are just a few days apart, you may need a bridge loan (a temporary loan that is repaid from the sale proceeds of your old house) to guarantee cash is available on the possession date,” says Steve. “Our team helps guide our clients through this process. Allowing them to focus on all the other matters that arise during a big move so we can get them into their new home on time.”

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“We have introduced specialized software to provide Weyburn and surrounding areas with fast and knowledgeable service.” - Steve Schuck If you’re buying farmland, you want to ensure that you’re receiving clear title. There can be water works, wetlands, judgments, encroachments, or other easements that can affect the value of your property. “Let us handle your deal, big or small, to ensure that you’re getting exactly what you bargained for,” says Steve. WILLS AND ESTATES It’s always best to plan ahead and Schuck Law Firm can help with planning for the future. “Getting married or the birth of a child is often the first time that people consider writing a will,” says Steve. “I advise my clients that they should read over their will after every major life change or at least every five years. A will is important for anyone to have but needs to be reviewed and updated periodically.” Among Schuck Law Firm’s most frequent calls are those where clients ask how to make new or updated wills, set up a power of attorney, and arrange health care directives. “The team makes it a top priority to efficiently complete and update these documents,” says Steve. “We have introduced specialized software to provide Weyburn and surrounding areas with fast and knowledgeable service.”

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give your doctor instructions in an emergency your proxy can step in and tell the doctor which procedures you want or do not want done to you.

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After proper planning with a lawyer, you may find yourself acting as an executor for a deceased loved one. “We will guide you through this process. We can contact the financial institutions, search the land titles registry and make the court application for probate. We provide executors the comprehensive advice they will need to resolve the estate properly,” says Steve.

From planning to execution, the last piece that is important is safely storing documents. No matter when or where you wrote it, it is important these documents are safe, secure and located quickly. “We offer free, secure will storage for everyone,” says Steve. “Safely storing your will in a place that is easily accessible for your loved ones is one way you can make the estate process easier from the very start.” CORPORATE Weyburn is a continuously growing entrepreneurial community. From enterprises big and small, and many agricultural operations. Schuck Law Firm acts for over 350 incorporated businesses. The team can assist with all business needs—from initial

Even if your estate is uncomplicated or you don’t own very much, having a properly drafted will gives you peace of mind and prevents needless confusion. This is important for many reasons. For example, in the event a person passes without a will, the assigned administrator could be someone that you didn’t intend to have the job. “The bottom line is if you don’t have a will, you will lose some control about how your estate is dealt with,” says Steve. What’s more, if you have a young family, it’s critical that you appoint a guardian to ensure your children are cared for properly in the event of your passing. A power of attorney is another important document to prepare. This allows you to appoint a trusted person to make decisions and sign legal documents for you. There are many ways this document can be drafted to add a layer of security. Alternatively, if you or a loved one is moving into a long-term care home, having a properly drafted power of attorney is your way of ensuring that a trusted individual or individuals can manage your property on your behalf when you are no longer able to. Health care directives and proxies allow you to appoint a decision maker for medical decisions. If you’re unable to

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Schuck Law Firm can assist with all your legal needs including: • Residential, Business and Agriculture Real Estate. • Farm Succession Planning, Cash and Crop Share Farm Leases. • Corporate Law – Incorporation, Reorganizations, Sales, Purchases, Lease and Rental Agreements, Annual Maintenance and Record Keeping. • Wills and Estates – Wills, Powers of Attorney, Estate Administration including obtaining letters probate, Trusts, Power of Attorney, Health Care Directives and Proxies. • Adult Guardianship, Separation Agreements, Co-habitation Agreements and Pre-Nuptial Agreements, Step-Parent Adoptions. • Civil Litigation – Debt Collections, Court Actions, Small Claims. • Oil and Gas – Surface Lease Negotiation, Oil and Gas Mineral Lease Negotiation, Mineral Joint Ventures, Mineral Trusts and Holding Corporations. • Notary Public Services.

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incorporation, annual maintenance, to the purchase or sale of business shares or assets—and everything in-between. “Business management is a big job whether you’re a one-person firm or managing a major operation,” says Schuck. “We can remove stress by helping you stay on top of managing your corporation’s needs.”

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For every milestone Schuck Law Firm provides knowledgeable and efficient service. Offering in person appointments and video consultations from 8:30am

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ancy McMahon, an accountant with more than 25 years of experience, loves the work she does to help people and businesses make the most of their money and plan for their future. Among the money-maximizing ideas in her toolbox, Nancy sees the value that registered retirement savings plans (RRSP) and tax-free savings accounts (TFSA) offer individuals for both savings and tax purposes. “Both offer great benefits,” says Nancy. “It’s important to know the difference, and how they can work for your financial goals.” RRSPs are an investment vehicle that defers taxes, reducing the taxes you pay now and at retirement, when your income should be lower than when you were working. Your contribution amount is based on your income from the prior year, known as the deduction limit. You can find this on your CRA Notice of Assessment, and you can carry over unused deduction room into subsequent tax years. Contributions for the 2021 tax year must be made by March 1, 2022. TFSAs are also an investment vehicle, but instead of deferring taxes, you benefit from tax-free growth within the account and don’t pay taxes when you withdraw. The TFSA contribution limit for 2020 and 2021 is $6,000.00, and TFSA contribution room grows every

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year, even if you don’t currently have a TFSA. For example, if you opened your first TFSA in 2021, you would have total available contribution room of $75,500 if you were 18 or older in 2009. “Ideally, you should contribute to both,” says Nancy. “Talk to your accountant or financial planner to determine how you can use both to the best benefit possible.” Nancy and the team at N.M. McMahon CPA Professional Corporation provide fullservice accounting, including AgriStability and AgriInvest, tax planning and consulting, re-organizations, corporate and personal income tax preparation, family trusts, estate work, financial statement preparation, bookkeeping and payroll, and CRA assistance.

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A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned RRSP vs. TFSA By Brook Thalgott

These days there are many, many options to save and invest your money for a rainy day. It can be difficult to know what all the choices mean and what they can do for your savings. Let’s have a look at the Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) and a more recent arrival on the scene – the Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) and what they can offer you. RRSPs Created in 1957, one of the most common financial vehicles is what we all know as the RRSP. An RRSP is the way many of us contribute to our retirement savings. You can save funds within an RRSP until age 71, and you don’t pay any taxes on the money saved or earned within it until you take it out. Both you and your spouse or partner can contribute to the plan. Perhaps best of all, your yearly contributions are deductions from your taxable income, meaning you can pay less in income taxes. RRSPs are also more than just a savings plan for retirement. You can also borrow from your plan to fund post-secondary education (Lifelong Learning Plan) or a down payment (Home Buyers’ Plan) on a home as a first-time homebuyer. Plus, both of those options are tax

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free as long as you pay back the funds within a certain period of time (10 years for education and 15 years for a home purchase). There are different types of RRSPs, and you can have more than one. There are individual RRSPs for a single contributor, spousal RRSPs that allows a spouse/ partner to contribute to an RRSP for their spouse, and a group RRSP which is offered by employers, which combines contributions from both the employer and the employee. There is a limit to the amount you can contribute annually, and any unused contribution room is carried forward. In 2021, the maximum contribution amount was the lower of: 18 per cent of your earned income reported on your 2020 tax return or $27,830. “Many people like to invest a lump sum amount into RRSPs at tax time to help with their tax bill. A much better strategy

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is to pay into your RRSP with a preauthorized purchase plan throughout the year,” says Mike Onstad, assistant manager at Weyburn Security - PEAK Investments. “This way, you use dollar cost averaging which takes advantage of the ups and downs in the market throughout the year. You are not putting all your money in at one price point.”

TFSAs TFSAs are far newer in Canada, introduced for the first time in 2009. Available to anyone age 18 or over, TFSAs are designed to save money tax-free but unlike RRSPs, contributions are not taxdeductible. However, there are benefits to saving money in a TFSA. You don’t pay any tax on the money earned by investments made within a TFSA and on the money you withdraw. You can also contribute at any time and your spouse can contribute as well.


You can contribute to an RRSP and a TFSA and get the benefits of both financial plans. TFSA savings can be applied to many significant purchases, such as postsecondary education, down payments on real estate and retirement. TFSAs are also more than just a “savings account.” You can invest your TFSA savings into qualified investments such as Guaranteed Income Certificates (GICs), bonds, stocks, mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Like RRSPs, there is a contribution limit. In 2020, the limit for contributions to a

TFSA was $6,000. TFSA contributions are also cumulative. TFSA unused contribution room is carried over every year. As of January 1, 2021, the total cumulative contribution room for a TFSA is $75,500 for those who have been 18 years or older and residents of Canada for all eligible years. “One of the great features of a TFSA is that it is very liquid, meaning that you have access to your money at anytime. There is no withholding tax or income

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tax to be paid, unlike a withdrawal from an RRSP,” says Mike.

Which One Should I Pick? For most people, the answer is both. You can contribute to an RRSP and a TFSA and get the benefits of both financial plans. Talk to your financial planner to help you maximize the advantages and make the most of your savings.

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MANAGEMENT TEAM L-R Mike Onstad, Assistant Manager Jim Onstad, Managing Director

Weyburn Security Company Limited got its start in 1926, and still proudly serves the southeast today.

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Answers You Need to Know By Mike Onstad Photos courtesy of Weyburn Security

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wo things you constantly hear about in the financial world are: should I be in a TFSA or an RRSP, and what are my fees?

When it comes to choosing a TFSA versus an RRSP, there’s no one specific answer. Your financial advisor should address your unique financial situation and decide which one is suitable. For example—are you saving for the retirement, or do you need an emergency fund? Do you have a large tax bill when you file your tax return? All these questions should be addressed with your advisor. This leads directly into the fee conversation.

and the financial planning that takes place between a client and their advisor. Low fees usually mean low service. Do you have someone you can call to discuss your finances with? Do you even know what you are invested in? Do you care about ethical investing? Are your funds being monitored if things are not going the way you projected them to be?

Today, we see commercials constantly saying that “lower fees = high return on investment.” All things being equal, of course this is true.

The way markets work has vastly changed over the years. You need to consider current and future interest rates and how they affect certain types of investments, such as fixed income. Saving 0.5 per cent on fees isn’t going to save you money if your investments are doing poorly and not aligned with your goals or up to date on market trends. As an advisor, it is our job to make sure your portfolio aligns with your goals and is constantly monitored and updated as your life progresses.

What they don’t talk about is the professional management of the funds

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Offering all lines of insurance, a full suite of investment options, mineral management (including mineral joint ventures, royalty trusts, petroleum and natural gas lease negotiations and surface leasing) and residential and commercial properties, there isn’t much we can’t do for you. Learn more at weyburnsecurity.ca.

We pride ourselves on educating our clients in a no sales-pressure environment. Call or visit us today to learn how we can help your financial life be the best it can be. Weyburn Security Company Ltd. – PEAK Investment Services Inc. 111 – 2nd Street Weyburn 306.842.2841 Weyburnsecurity.ca


Ask yourself:

Reflecting on the Past and Thinking about the Future

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always like to reflect on what the last year has looked like. The last 12 months have been some of the most difficult for everybody to navigate. We’ve endured homeschooling, quarantines, business shutdowns and new ways of dealing with customers, clients and the people that pay us. I want to take this opportunity to thank all my loyal clients. It’s been one heck of a year. When discussing how things have gone the last year, I often hear from parents the struggles having to take time off and use vacation pay or no pay at all. “Frustrated” seems to be their number one word. Everyone wants to be able to take care of their families but still have freedom and choice in their lives.

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Do I need a full-time business to replace my current career or a side hustle to help pay the bills?

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Is this something I could do every day for years? Do I enjoy this enough that I will stick with it?

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Is there a market for this? The economy is going through a huge shift right now. Do your homework. Make sure that it’s something that is needed.

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Do I have access to resources? With Covid shutdowns, it can be hard to get the things you need. Make sure you can source anything you require.

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What sort of startup costs are involved? Do you need licenses? Do you need training?

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It’s time to make a choice and take back your control. Nine years ago, I made that choice. I was frustrated trying to take care of everyone and everything. Trying to be a good mom, provider, student, friend…I was frustrated. I, like most of my fellow entrepreneurs, started my business out of desperation. I needed time and money. I needed time to take care of all the things a mom takes care of, and I needed money to pay our bills.

There has never been a better time to look after yourself and your family and create something that you love. Don’t put it off another day!

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Once it worked for me, we made it a family habit. Both my husband and adult son are self-employed as well. There are a few things to keep in mind when you’re deciding on what to do.

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Get your business online with Go Digital Sask

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e know that entrepreneurs in southeast Saskatchewan are a resilient bunch, both innovative and hard working to ensure their company’s success. This past year has taught us that pivoting in the face of challenge is what’s necessary to survive and thrive. Creating an effective online presence is top-of-mind for many entrepreneurs, but the big question is ‘How do I get my business there?’. Let the knowledgeable and friendly staff at Community Futures (CF) Sunrise help you take your business to the next level, with the Go Digital Sask program. This FREE Go Digital Sask program helps entrepreneurs to enhance their company’s online presence, use digital platforms, and makes it easier for companies to connect with customers and sell online! The Go Digital Sask team works with businesses in the CF Sunrise service region to set-up these digital tools: •

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Here is what clients are saying about Go Digital Sask: Thank you so very much for allowing me to be a part of this program! Not only has it helped me to understand the ecommerce platform far better but I was instantly comfortable asking any question! The process was very interactive, I was able to offer what I thought would look good and my Go Digital Sask consultant was able to offer insight and experience!

Andria Brady, Go Digital Sask Coordinator

Our Go Digital Sask consultant was very talented and the offering from Community Futures is something every single business in Saskatchewan should invest time into for their business. So how do you get your company involved in this FREE program? It’s easy! Visit the Go Digital Sask website and register your business. A Go Digital Sask team member will then contact you to assess your business needs and discuss ideas for your company’s digital enhancements.

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arrish & Heimbecker Ltd. (P&H) has been a proud member of the Weyburn community and agriculture sector for generations. The family-owned, privately held agribusiness was founded more than 100 years ago. Based in Winnipeg,

Parrish & Heimbecker has locations across the country, and has served the Weyburn area since 2014. With deep connections to the Canadian agri-food industry, P & H is involved in grain procurement and merchandising, milling, animal nutrition, poultry farming

and food processing. The company supplies and services both local and international markets with its network of assets and strategic export facilities. Today, P & H continues to support its producers, creating and cultivating meaningful, strong relationships with

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its customers and suppliers. P & H is proud of its history of serving Canada’s agricultural community and continues to provide the service its customers have come to rely on. “We’re here to help with all your grain marketing needs,” says Doug Wiebe, general manager at Weyburn’s P & H location. “When it comes to marketing crops—durum, wheat, canola, peas, barley, oats and flax—our team can find you the right opportunity to market your product.” The P & H team supports

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producers with committed service that cares and can tailor services to their customer’s needs. “Every day our goal is to meet the needs of our farming partners,” says Doug. “We want to build and maintain long-lasting relationships with our customers. We’re more than a grain marketing firm. We’re a partner on your team.” P & H also stays on top of trends and looks ahead to the future of the world grain market, adapting as the market

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changes. “We’re always looking for the best time to sell at the best price,” says Doug. P & H offers daily text messages on grain prices, and customers are always welcome to stop by and discuss their grain marketing options. To maximize your crop, you need good resources at your fingertips—and P & H wants to be that resource. P & H provides the full range of quality products, services and solutions that Weyburn’s farmers need. “We have protection products, certified seed, nutrients and

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more, plus our grain marketing and handling services,” says Doug. You’ll also find a qualified agronomic team that can meet your needs. The P & H crop input team handles all major brands of crop protection products for weeds, insects and disease to help customers increase their crop quality and yield with competitive pricing. “You can trust what we have to offer,” says Doug. “We stand behind our products and have the agronomic expertise to ensure you’re getting what you need for your crop.” The company also offers a broad range of seed products to supply your farm with the right seed when you need it. With the newest hybrids, P & H can keep customers at the top of the yield curve. “Our agronomists are experts in their field with valuable knowledge

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and experience to share with you,” says Doug. “We’ll help you select the best product for your operation and provide the advice to get the most from every variety.”

marketing and more, there isn’t much P & H can’t do to help your farm succeed. “When you’re ready to talk agriculture, we’re ready to listen, advise and more,” says Doug.

Fertility management is also a key for success and involves crop nutrients applied at the right rate at the right time. “Assessing fertilizer needs is vital to meet the needs of the crop,” says Doug. “Our agronomy team can work with you to determine the right fertilizer and rate for your operation.” P & H Weyburn offers dry, liquid and NH3 fertilizers to meet all your needs.

Open Monday to Saturday from 7 am to 8 pm, call 306.842.7436 or visit parrishandheimbecker.com for more information.

P & H Weyburn is a full-service company dedicated to the farms it serves and the people who run them. With custom fertilizer blends, soil testing, chemical and fertilizer deliveries, seeds, grain

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Parrish & Heimbecker Weyburn Grain Elevator & Crop Inputs Centre 1 mile east of Weyburn on Highway 39 Weyburn 306.842.7436 Parrishandheimbecker.com


Our customers are some of the hardest working people we know. This holiday season, we would like to say thank you for your contribution to our community and the world. We appreciate your trust and dedication to our business. May your holiday season be filled with laughter, relaxation and time with family and friends, and we look forward to working with you in the New Year.

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


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PRAIRIE ANIMAL HEALTH CENTRE: FALL IS HERE! By Dr. Gary Hoium

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eventeen years ago, when I was running out of the energy required to provide competent clinic leadership and carry on the demanding commitment needed, Drs. Carol and Jeremy Ross—then-owners of PAHC in Estevan— purchased Hoium Veterinary Services P.C. Ltd. (H.V.S). Thankfully, they kept me as a veterinarian whose exclusive focus would be live cattle exports to the United States, and I continue this work today. With their wisdom, PAHC also transitioned the wonderful H.V.S staff to their new business. Offering comprehensive veterinary health services over a large service area takes a well-educated and competent team like the one PAHC has assembled. What’s Stayed the Same in 17 Years “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” still holds true as vaccines continue to demonstrate their impressive ability to mitigate and almost eliminate many serious diseases. The proper use of broad-spectrum antibiotics still serves a vital role in treating animal diseases, although drug resistance to several is posing a real threat. Jokingly, most cows still calve, and dogs still whelp during the night and on weekends. Most emergencies seem to happen after hours. All puppies benefit exponentially from puppy classes.

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Your veterinarian remains your most credible and trustworthy source for information regarding animal health. The demands on veterinary manpower to fulfill the 24/7 requirements remains. What’s Changed in 17 Years The adoption of new technology and treatment by progressive clinics like PAHC means it now offers services such as high-definition digital x-ray capacity, diagnostic ultrasonography, animal acupuncture, comprehensive in-house blood, blood chemistry and urine analysis, and much more. The pet food revolution offers up an array of formulations with proven positive outcomes for pet nutrition and the results are amazing. The internet with its seemingly unlimited websites, apps, and platforms has flooded the world with useful information, but also misinformation that challenges the way veterinary medicine and advice (scientific or not) is delivered to our clientele. I would like to congratulate everyone at PAHC for meeting today’s diverse veterinary mixed animal challenges. Your veterinary clinic remains the expected first line of defence in helping to ensure companion animal enjoyment and livestock’s agricultural sustainability.

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PAHC wishes you all a safe fall, a joyous holiday season and all the best in 2022! Learn more about Dr. Hoium’s new book “Don’t They Kick When You Do That?” on the following page. Locally owned and operated, Prairie Animal Health Centre is a full-service animal hospital that handles emergency and non-urgent medical, surgical, and dental issues for pets and large animals.

Dr. Gary Hoium Prairie Animal Health Centre 416 7 St NW Weyburn 306.910.PAHC (7242) www.prairieanimalhealthweyburn.com 108 Breeze St, Highway 39 W. Estevan 306.634.7123 www.prairieanimalhealthcentre.com


If you raise livestock, love animals, own a pet or ever dreamed of being a veterinarian, this book is for you. Written with Dr. Hoium’s unmistakeable wit and sense of fun, this is a seemingly endless tally of humorous and heartwarming stories. Based on true, real-life adventures, client interactions, mishaps, surprises and rousing successes, read the stories only a prairie vet can tell. “All the thousands of animals I’ve had the opportunity to diagnose and treat—the odd one even successfully—pales miserably in comparison with the joy, happiness, entertainment and lifestimulating experiences and stories my many wonderful clients unknowingly provided and shared with me over the past 36 years. I THANK YOU.” – Dr. Gary Hoium

Don’t They KICK When You Do That ? Stories of a Prairie Veterinarian - Dr. Gary Hoium

Don’t They Kick When You Do That?

“From cattle to hogs, cats to dogs, horses to ostrich, the creatures and men and women who love them have wormed their way into Gary Hoium’s heart and his many stories.”

Don’t They KICK When You Do That ? Stories of a Prairie Veterinarian

Dr. Gary Hoium $19.95 plus $6.00 (S & H)

ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY Don’t They Kick When You Do That?

Mee Dr. Hoiu Dr. Gary Hoium was born and raised in Midale. He graduated from Weyburn Comprehensive in 1974 and he was a Weyburn Red Wing from 1973-1976. Dr. Hoium is a graduate of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, at the University of Saskatchewan. He proudly owned Hoium Veterinary Services P.C. Ltd. from 1989 to 2004 and has served Weyburn and area as a veterinarian for 36 years. BUSINESS & INDUSTRY

EMAIL: hoium.family@sasktel.net CALL: 306.842.7356 (G. Hoium) VISIT:

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OR PICK UP A COPY AT: Prairie Animal Health Centre (Weyburn) Hoium’s Agencies-Main St., Midale Indigo-Chapters (Regina)

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Holliday & Co.

A Weyburn area law firm since 1988

Scott Moffat, Benjamin Stueck, Kim Stinson Lawyers Criminal, Civil and Family Litigation Incorporations, small business purchase and sale, real estate and land titles, wills and estates, oil and gas law, agricultural law

5 First Ave NE, Weyburn, Sask, S4H 0M6 | 306.842.7419 | hco.weyburn@sasktel.net

Easy Holiday Cooking Stop in at Maurer’s Meats and take a look at all our premade meals, pizza and pastas. Great Variety and Selection to Choose from.

Campfire Grill Soups

Pierogis from the Polish Kitchen

Make your holiday and family entertaining a breeze.

Prairie Meats meals in minutes

Maurer's Meats Ltd. City Centre Mall - Weyburn | 306-842-4689 | Monday - Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. |


Leicester Family Restaurant and Lounge

is homegrown in Canada, offering a varied menu including perogies, salads, burgers, pizza and more in a casual atmosphere. Leicester boasts a dedicated bar and lounge area with cozy booth and barstool seating, as well as a formal dining space.

CHECK OUT OUR DAILY SPECIALS

BRUNCH

from 2 pm to closing

Monday is Wing Night Tuesday is Appy Night

every Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 2 pm

WEEKDAY LUNCH SPECIALS

Wednesday Fest Double Up Thursdays Fishbowls Friday Pasta Saturday Sunday Funday

Leicester Family Restaurant and Lounge 88 Grace St, Weyburn | 306.842.2599 www.leicesterrestaurant.com |

from 11 am to 2 pm

Daily specials are dine-in or patio service only. Pick up or delivery service is available for all other orders.


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n 1965, Ernie Pokletar and his family moved to Weyburn and made the community their home. The same year, Ernie launched his entrepreneurial venture and became Ernie’s Signs. Back then, signage was hand painted or silkscreened—truly an art form that must be appreciated for its skill and originality. “Ernie was a one-man shop when he started out,” says Don Pokletar, Ernie’s son. “In the 1970s, he had one employee.” In 1984, Ernie’s Signs would become the Protouch Signs Ltd. Weyburn knows today. Don joined Ernie in the family business in 1985, working

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and training to learn the art and craft of sign making. By the early 1990s, the way signs were made was changing and the company invested in their first vinyl sign cutter in 1992. Five years later, Don would buy Protouch Signs from his father, and moved the business to the location it calls home today. “We grew in the 1990s, and added three more employees and even more sign equipment,” says Don. Since then, the team has grown to six today with even more printers and cutters to serve Weyburn and the southeast.

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Don credits the company’s success to a few key ingredients—good service, hard work, friendly and professional staff, and a good teacher in his own father. “Having great people is a major part of business success,” says Don. “Plus, our customers have made us who we are today. We’re so grateful to everyone we’ve done business with over the years.” Don and the Protouch Signs team wishes everyone a wonderful holiday season and all the best for 2022. Find them at 1280 Railway Street in Weyburn, online at protouchsigns.com and follow them on Facebook.

Protouch Signs Ltd. Services include: • Business signage (flat, raised letters and logos, LED illumination and more) • Logo design • Vehicle graphics, advertising and wraps • Banners and displays • Decals – big and small • Window privacy films and designs • LED backlit signs • Indoor and outdoor wall graphics • Mini and highway billboards • Fleet graphics Protouch Signs Ltd. 1280 Railway Ave. Weyburn 306.842.3667 protouchsigns.com

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Patty Stables, owner

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My clients often ask me why I am dragging around a light when it’s already light outside. The truth is light can be a photographer’s biggest enemy or their best friend. Learning to work with light was my most difficult lesson. Thankfully, my great mentors showed me the beauty of a catchlight (sparkle in the eye) and the depth of a photo, and the importance of making it happen. This is always my goal when I’m behind the camera capturing memories for others that will last a lifetime.

CELEBRATING 10 YEARS IN BUSINESS

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Big Dog Photography | 306.861.9678 |

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Patty’s studio offers services including family, boudoir and headshots.


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Tis The Season As the holiday season approaches, Mark, Vinny and the staff at Quality Plumbing & Heating say “Thank You.”

Wishing you and yours a happy holiday season and a prosperous new year. Heating, Cooling and HVAC products and services. Over 30 years of service to Weyburn and area.

Quality Plumbing & Heating 4 11th St NE Weyburn, Sk 306.842.3200 qph@sasktel.net www.qualityplumbingheating.ca

Watch for the Spring issue of Refined coming in March


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A Place You’ll Love to Come Home To By Kali Holdstock

Now that summer’s over, it’s natural to turn your attention inward. We’re ready for a season of cozy jumpers, hearty home-cooked meals and drinking wine by a fireplace. While the home certainly received its fair share of attention back in 2020 (thanks a lot, COVID-19), in 2021 we’re focusing on several design trends with longevity. 56  ReFined WEYBURN & AREA

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hether its paint shades that skew towards earthy neutrals and rustic earth tones or objects that have an artisanal, handmade quality— embracing the natural world is one of the key trends to consider this winter.

GET GROUNDED The push for warm colours continues this winter, with a palette made up of rusts, warm greens, charcoal, and browns on the menu. Another key look that pairs perfectly with the earth tones this season is

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warm, natural textiles inspired by global influences.

WORK THAT HOME OFFICE Design your home office as a space to induce thought and help boost your inner creativity. Lean towards crisp, clear lines and comfort, and be sure to include artwork. By adding a desk lamp you’re putting your own small stamp and style inside your work area, as well as providing your much needed task lighting. When it comes to office chairs, comfort is crucial, but your choice should reflect the work you’ll be doing. A leather armchair for example would fit in a


library-type space, acting as a sanctuary to read and reflect, whereas an upright swivel chair suits written desk work.

EMBRACE IMPERFECTION Home objects have taken on a more handmade, one-of-a-kind feel of late. I am seeing a growing demand for artisanal goods, handmade craftsmanship and pieces made in smaller batches. Organic materials such as timber are being used to create furniture, and we embrace the imperfections and characteristics within these natural materials. There are so many local artists within our city for you to support this winter. Among the handcrafted creations that can be part of current interior design, we find basketry items (baskets, trays and other textiles), pottery (vases,

ornaments and crockery) and ceramics. Don’t forget macrame and hand-poured candles—they will never leave our home design either.

CURLY WOOL Although its wake was felt at the beginning of the year, it now heads the forefront of the decorative scene. Without a doubt, this material is currently essential in cozy and warm interiors, with a ‘cocooning’ soul. Soft to the touch, beyond blankets and cushions, it can also cover seats or a carpet.

MAKE IT YOURS While these looks are all growing in popularity, they also vary widely. These are the major interior design trends for 2021-2022 that I think are worth considering—pick the trends that are perfect for your home and style.

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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 holdstockdesigns@gmail. com, holdstockdesigns.com or find her on Facebook and Instagram.

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Derek and Lacey with their dog Berklee

With over 30 years of experience, our team will work with you to design your space. Whether it is a budgetconscious renovation or a luxury build, our team can help your vision come to life. Our business is dedicated to attention to detail, quality workmanship and innovative solutions. We pride ourselves on our experience and continued excellence to assist our clients create the home of their dreams.

Our showroom features a large selection of brand name flooring, including Mirage, Armstrong and Mohawk, to name a few. We also offer custom cabinets, window coverings, countertops; including laminate, quartz and granite, cabinet fixtures and wallpaper to bring your vision to life.


Lacey and Derek

“My process from start to finish with Ideal Cabinets and Décor was great! They have a great selection of designs and colors, and the craftmanship is great! There were some custom additions that I requested and everything was exactly as I wanted. They were great with any design alterations I made through the process as well so I got my kitchen and dining room just how I wanted it! I renovated my house myself and Duane was very helpful on every step making sure I did everything properly and at the right time so they could install the cabinets in the correct timeline. They pointed me in the right direction for countertops as well, and were able to get me the best price! I have recommended Ideal Cabinets to anyone who has asked about my house renovation.” - Derek Tracey

Ideal Cabinets & Decor Inc. 1127 Railway Avenue Weyburn | 306.842.2643 www.idealcabinetsdecor.ca

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


CONSTRUCTION SOLUTIONS YOU’LL LOVE Build with Halo®, ICF and Swayze’s Concrete

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ood insulation is a necessity in Saskatchewan, with our long, hot summers and long, cold winters. Insulation innovations from AMC Foam Technologies has brought Halo®—the advanced graphite insulation system to Swayze’s and southeast Saskatchewan.

Meet Halo® Designed for use above and below grade, these rigid insulation products do their job and do it well. The Halo® system offers three options each with a high performance, low carbon graphite polystyrene (GPS) core and laminate surface, customized to its particular use.

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Halo® Exterra is designed for exterior applications. The panels are breathable, water resistive, energy efficient, durable and flexible, making them perfect for use in exterior walls in residential and commercial construction.

Halo® Subterra is for below-ground applications. Perfect for foundation walls, Subterra offers waterproofing protection to drain water away. Energy efficient, flexible and durable, Subterra also provides a radon barrier that is seven times higher than 6 mil polyethylene membranes.

Halo® Interra is created for interior applications. With its built-in vapor barrier, Interra eliminates the need for poly. It’s also reflective, meaning it can reflect heat back into the home or building. Like the other Halo® options, it’s energy efficient. Plus, no thermal barrier is needed with Interra.

Say Hello to ICF Besides Halo®, Swayze’s also offers LOGIX insulated concrete forms, known as ICF. ICF is a Styrofoam form that has a plastic framework that put together just like building blocks. Once placed, you fill the interior of these blocks with concrete, leaving a finished wall that is insulated and ready for exterior finish on one side and drywall on the other. Building with ICF is an excellent solution for many construction projects because the material is light to transport, handle and put together. There is less waste on the construction site because after the concrete pour, there is nothing removed from the concrete—increasing efficiencies for the project. Plus, the end product provides energy savings that are unmatched. If you are considering building a garage, a shed, a shop or a house, it is worth the conversation to learn about ICF from the Swayze’s team.

Always Concrete Since 1960, Swayze’s Concrete has been your local concrete producer. Serving the south from Carnduff and Carlyle and Weyburn to Gravelbourg, their 60plus years of industry experience and

knowledge means they can answer your questions about nearly everything. With certified concrete plants, quality control programs, a COR® Safety program, and a commitment to great customer service, Swayze’s will make your project a success. Proudly serving and supplying Saskatchewan for sixty years, Swayze’s Concrete can provide all the advice you need for Halo® insulation and so much more. Open Monday to Friday from 7 am to 5 pm, find Swayze’s across southern Saskatchewan and online at swayzes.ca.

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Swayze’s Concrete Carnduff 306.482.3617 1531 Railway Avenue Weyburn 306.842.6558 Swayzes.ca Also in Carlyle, Redvers, Assiniboia and Gravelbourg

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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!

CALL THE OFFICE AT 306.842.2574 TODAY!

Start planning for your spring and summer projects early by taking advantage of our annual window sale! Order during the months of January and February and save the taxes! That’s 11% in savings! MUST ORDER BY February 28, 2022 to receive discount.

SAVE THE TAXES on all windows and doors!

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


Spiked Apple Cider 4 L unfiltered apple juice or apple cider 1 large orange, sliced 3 cinnamon sticks 4 star anise 1 tbsp. whole cloves 1 tbsp. whole allspice 1” ginger root, sliced 1-1/2 c. your favourite spiced rum Sliced apple or orange for garnish.

In a slow cooker, pour in apple juice and add orange slices and spices. Cook on low for two to three hours. Remove fruit and spices and add rum. Serve in mugs with garnish if desired.

Enjoy!

Dallas Pizza 72 3rd St, Weyburn 306.842.2933

can also make this on the stovetop: *addYou apple juice and spices to a large pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer covered for two to three hours. Remove fruit and spices and add rum to serve.

Liquor Spot 310 Souris Ave, Weyburn 306.842.4283


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By Brook Thalgott

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here are many fabrics for fashion and home these days and among them is linen. Not often the first thing to come to mind, linen is coming into its own in a big way for so many reasons. Linen is one of the most eco-friendly fibres available today, as well as one of the strongest natural fibres. “It’s not only beautiful, but it’s also wonderful for its thermoregulation properties,” says Jo Beach, owner of Cedar & Vine and linen enthusiast. “It draws heat away from the body, keeping you cool in the summer and warm in the winter.” Did you know linen comes from flax? It’s made from the cellulose fibres of the flax plant’s inner bark. These fibres are called ‘bast fibres,’ and after a lengthy process, the fibres are separated into ‘tow’ for coarse cloth like sacks, and ‘flax strick’ for linen. Linen was first used as far back as 7000 BCE, and the ancient Babylonians first started weaving flax. However, it was ancient Egyptians who became known for their linen use. Linen would grow in popularity over the centuries, and Europeans embraced the fabric. The American colonies would grow and weave their own linen until cotton became more economical in the 1800s. However, linen would remain a fashion staple and today, it’s making a major comeback.

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LINEN IS: DURABLE – IT WON’T LOSE ITS SHAPE AFTER WASHING EASY TO CARE FOR – IT CAN BE WASHED IN THE MACHINE, AND TUMBLED DRY OR LINE DRIED HYPOALLERGENIC – IT’S BREATHABLE AND RELEASES MOISTURE QUICKLY SO BACTERIA AND MICROBES CAN’T GROW EASILY

Despite its reputation for wrinkles, linen fashion is supposed to be creased. “Embrace the wrinkles,” says Jo. “That’s part of linen’s comfortable, relaxing charm.” Jo also loves that linen, unlike many other fabrics, gets better with age. Linen clothing creates a connection with its wearer because it’s long lasting and retains its character for far longer. Beyond fashion, linen is also an excellent choice for home textiles. Linen sheets and duvet covers are not only gorgeous, but they are also practical, durable and functional. “Linen is wonderful in the home,” says Jo. “Linen, with its thermoregulating properties, is perfect for bedding. It’s cool in the summer, warm in the winter, and looks beautiful year-round. Plus, it’s so comfortable and long-lasting.” Linen bedding is not just about style—it’s also an investment in comfort and beauty.

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“Our obsession with linen is no coincidence. In our current use-anddiscard society, we are returning to the simplicity of designing and creating investment pieces that are going to last. Although we may be biased, we believe there is no better material to start with when designing a quality piece,” says Jo. “Linen wear is made to live in and love for years. Even when pieces are worn, there is a desire to mend them and give them new life—rather than viewing them as discardable. We believe this connection is key in shifting towards a more sustainable mindset; in the way we think and feel about what we put on our bodies and in our homes.” Whether you love linen to wear or in the home, it’s a gorgeous fabric that will last and give you years of wear and comfort.

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PERFECT YEAR-ROUND – WHETHER IT’S HOT OR COLD, LINEN KEEPS YOU COMFORTABLE VERSATILE – IT WORKS FOR CASUAL, WORK AND FORMAL EVENTS SUSTAINABLE – IT’S ENVIRONMENTALLYFRIENDLY, RECYCLABLE AND BIODEGRADABLE COMFORTABLE – IT’S LIGHTWEIGHT, BREATHABLE AND PERFECT FOR ALL BODY TYPES


Luxury linen wear for the body and abode; hand made under one roof in Weyburn, Saskatchewan.

the first things people notice about you - and it’s of ten a conversation piece. “Choose well, make it last.”

Why Made in Canada? Somewhere along this crazy journey, we began to re alize the need for transparency in our industry.

Meet the Team

Our made-to-order production model allows us to of fer an inclusive size range, tailoring to your measure ments, plus many colors and options we wouldn’t be able to offer in pre-made stock. It’s a no waste meth od; allowing you as the consumer to choose what you truly want. There is no need to “push” garments that have been overproduced on our customers - or even worse, send products to landfill. Clothing presents an amazing opportunity to show your values and what you support because it’s one of

Left to right: Michaela, Jo, Kristine

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Festive Party Punch 6 c. pomegranate-cranberry juice 1 can frozen limeade concentrate, thawed 6 c. lime flavoured sparkling water 2 c. fresh cranberries 2 limes, sliced 4 sprigs mint White rum or vodka, to taste Ice

Pour pomegranate-cranberry juice and limeade into a large pitcher, stirring to combine. Pour in sparking water and stir. Add cranberries, sliced lime and mint to garnish, and serve over ice.

Enjoy!

Dallas Pizza 72 3rd St, Weyburn 306.842.2933

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Liquor Spot 310 Souris Ave, Weyburn 306.842.4283


Refined Shop Local Holiday Gift Guide The holiday season is one that is filled with tradition. Whether it's decorating the tree with heirlooms from generations past, opening just one present on Christmas Eve, or diving into the family's favourite holiday treats, we all have something we do without fail because it wouldn't feel like Christmas without it. The other tradition you can start (and you may have done so already) is shop local this holiday season. Check out our first-ever Shop Local Holiday Guide and see what your friends, neighbours and colleagues have to offer this Christmas.

We also thought we'd share our own Christmas traditions with you. Have a look at what the Refined team enjoys over the holiday season. Brooke Ward Traditionally we decorate our tree while listening to Christmas carols. We craft away making new ornaments to put up and give away to family and friends. My favourite ornaments on our tree are the ones with pictures of our daughters from each year. We love baking—we make shortbread, gingersnaps, and gingerbread cookies to name a few. We wear matching PJs, then our girls get to open one early present. At night we cuddle and read Christmas stories and watch a Christmas movie before getting ready for Santa to come.

Brook Thalgott For us, Christmas begins by making apple strudel by hand with my mom about two weeks before the big day. My mom prepares the dough and we stretch it by hand over her kitchen table. My daughters, Violet and Ruby, develop their stretching skills every year. Once the dough is paper thin, it’s time for plenty of butter, apples, raisins, brown sugar and cinnamon. It’s carefully rolled, cut and baked to be ready for Christmas Day.

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For us, Christmas time starts the day we get our Christmas tree (my two boys always pick out the nicest and biggest one!). We spend the evening decorating it all together while sipping eggnog or hot chocolate and listening to our favourite Christmas music. My in-laws usually come for a week over Christmas and New Year’s. We have our traditional French meat pie (Tortiere) Christmas Eve and play games or watch a Christmas movie. Christmas day we open our gifts and later have a feast of turkey and all the trimmings. It’s a wonderful time of year!

Darryl Ward Getting into the Christmas spirit means getting excited about picking out a tree, listening to Christmas music, enjoying a twinkle tour, and having a wonderful home-cooked dinner with family. These are just some of my favourite things to do over the holidays! The best is watching our grandson wake up so excited on Christmas morning! We enjoy watching festive films like: A Christmas Story, Charlie Brown Christmas and Elf (just to name a few). Playing board games and cards with our very competitive grandson is a must, and of course . . . visiting and tracking Santa online!

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MEET WEYBURN Real People, Unique Places, Endless Opportunities

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his year, the Weyburn Chamber of Commerce embarked on the most extensive campaign in its history. “Our mission for Meet Weyburn is to educate consumers about the many economic and social advantages that independent and local businesses bring to a community,” says Larry Heggs, Executive Director for the Weyburn Chamber of Commerce “The goal is to showcase the diverse businesses that make up our community in the Weyburn area.” The Chamber realizes that all our businesses are unique in their own way

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and operate in their own fashion. 25 businesses are being featured through videos to share their story about why Weyburn is a great place to do business, why small business is important to the economy, and why it is important to be a chamber member. The Meet Weyburn videos are being rolled out now on the Weyburn Chamber website and social media. “We have several banners moving around the city, promoting shopping local and why it’s so important to the community,” says Larry. “At the end of the day we are wanting people to suggest where their favorite place

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to shop, eat or even tour is around Weyburn to their friends and family.” Supporting the Meet Weyburn campaign is easy—simply spend your money in the community you call home and support the businesses down the street. Plus, follow the campaign on Facebook and Instagram to learn about the local products and services you might not even know are available in Weyburn Beyond the ambitious campaign, the benefits to shopping local are many according to Larry. “When we purchase our products locally, we support the local workforce. These are the businesses


“The numbers show us that 50 per cent of local revenues generated by local retailers stay in the community.” - Larry Heggs How does the Weyburn Chamber support local businesses? The Weyburn Chamber of Commerce gives businesses a unified voice to advocate and organize local, provincial, and federal business initiatives. The Chamber also creates an opportunity for like-minded companies to gather, build and strengthen partnerships within the member network through one of the many events or training sessions offered throughout the year. The Chamber offers training to educate its membership on topics ranging from finance to social and political issues throughout the year. There is instant credibility to the business through its network of trusted members, 67.8 per cent of consumers prefer to shop at Chamber Member businesses.

that employ your sons, your daughters, mothers, brothers-in-law, and so on,” says Larry. “With local employment comes local economic spinoffs. All these people buy homes, eat in restaurants, pay taxes and more.”

of local revenues generated by local retailers stay in the community.”

“The Chamber is there to support businesses in any way needed. The Weyburn Chamber’s mission statement is to represent our members’ interests by advocating for a stronger community both economically and socially,” says Larry. “This mission is taken very seriously in everything we do.

Learn more about the Chamber’s Meet Weyburn campaign at weyburnchamber. com and on Facebook and Instagram (@meetweyburn). Weyburn Chamber of Commerce 11 3rd Street NE Weyburn 306.842.4738

Larry says that by increasing local spending by just 10 per cent, the Weyburn area could create 278 new jobs. “Imagine the possibilities for these jobs and what these local entrepreneurs give back to the community through their own supply chain needs, not mention the donations, prizes, and overall generosity they offer back into the area,” says Larry. “The numbers show us that 50 per cent

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Holiday GIFT GUIDE

Give the gift of timeless linen this holiday season. Cedar & Vine jo@cedarandvine.net | cedarandvine.net

Check out our Instagram for unique, handmade gifts this season. The Knotty Greek Macrame instagram.com/theknottygreek.macrame

Give an everlasting gift this year with a gift card. Beautiforever Permanent Makeup 307 Souris Ave., Weyburn | 306.861.8650

Shop her wishlist this year at Evelyn Lane Clothing Co. Evelyn Lane Clothing Co. 28 2nd St., Weyburn | evelynlane.ca

All soy hand-poured candles, made in Weyburn. SS306 holdstockdesigns@gmail.com | 306.861.8135

Cozy up with SS306’s curated Winter Box. SS306 holdstockdesigns@gmail.com | 306.861.8135

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Gift Ideas Metaphysical shop featuring products from local artists.

A. This Autumn Tree of Life design created by local Radville artist, Judy Dionne, captures the radiant fall colors of the trees. We carry a variety of Judy’s beautiful pieces. Each piece is unique and one-of-a-kind created on refurbished old barn board. We also have some handmade dreamcatchers created by Judy as well. B. Crystal Grids handmade by Meraki Crystal Creations. Place these grids anywhere in your home or place of business and the energy will flow through the entire building. The grids are created in the following designs: Love, Gratitude, Intuition, Hope, Abundance, Courage, Empowerment, Energy Clearing, Tranquility as well as two Archangel ones – Archangel Michael and Archangel Raphael C. Body Mists Sprays filled with sparkle! Created locally by Pluto Prisms Divine Healing. They have amazing energy. Use them as a body mist, in your bath or in a diffuser. We also carry Bath Soaks, Shower Melts, Salves and Teas created by Pluto Prism Divine Healing.

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F. If you love crystals, you definitely want to check out the shop! We have a variety of shapes and sizes – from tumbled stones to crystal cathedrals! Pictured here are Shell Jasper, Spirit Quartz and Malachite. G. Abundance Dreamcatcher hand made by Meraki Crystal Creations – just one of the many dreamcatchers available.

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Pendulum Boards are a tool you can use along with your pendulum to receive messages from your Guides. The Pendulum Boards are beautifully designed and painted by local artist, Kailee Bell.

J. Dragons are known as protectors and guardians. We carry a large selection of dragon figures from the more ferocious type to cute little ones.

L. Rose Quartz heart crystal brings in a loving energy, peace and calm. Place Rose Quartz anywhere in your home and allow the energy to flow.

N. Citrine Cathedral stands 12.5” x 9” and weighs just over 32lbs! Citrine is known as a stone of abundance, clearing road blocks and bringing in opportunities. Amethyst cathedrals are also available.

M. Meraki Crystal Creations handmade crystal bracelet sets. Each set has a positive affirmation associated with it. Wear one or all three together and carry that affirmation energy with you wherever you go.

O. We carry over 100 different oracle and tarot card decks! A sample deck of each is available so you can try them out and get the true feel of the cards. Come see what message your Angels and Guides have for you!

K. Pendulums can do way more than just answer 'yes' and 'no' questions, they can clear energy too! Come in and check out the assortment of pendulums we have!

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


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MS 170 Gas Chain Saw 30.1CC * 8.6LB $249.95

1355 Coteau Ave. W Weyburn, SK S4H 2T9 306.842.2303 www.fiskrepair.ca

1355 Coteau Ave. W Weyburn, SK S4H 2T9 306.842.2303 www.fiskrepair.ca


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The perfect gift for all animal lovers. Don’t They Kick When You Do That? By Dr. Gary Hoium hoium.family@sasktel.net | 306.842.7356

Give the gift of food and entertainment this season with a gift card. Another Round Sports Bar & Grill 2 3rd St NE, Weyburn | 306.842.1999

Great selection of Solo Italia frozen pizzas, pasta and sauces. Maurer’s Meats Ltd City Centre Mall, Weyburn | 306.842.4689

Many varieties of Primal frozen take home pizzas Maurer’s Meats Ltd City Centre Mall, Weyburn | 306.842.4689

Damn good BBQ for you, catering and Foodtrailer. Lowbrow BBQ LowbrowBBQ@gmail.com | 306-861-5894

Come check out our herbs, oils, soaps, candles and more. Zuddhi Wellness 219 Railway Ave., Weyburn | 306.861.2668

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GIFT IDEAS for the Whole Family

Model: Trisha Greve

Model: William Vilcu

Model: Sue Guest

Cardigan – Funsport

Sweater – Point Zero

Cardigan – Blue Sky

Shirt – Blue Sky

Jeans – Mavi

Shirt – Blue Sky

Necklace – Bobbles N’ Bling

Shoes – Bugatti

Necklace – Bobbles N’ Bling

Pants – LaSeta

Pants – Blue Sky

Footwear – Asportuguesas

Footwear – Taos

Plus Size Clothing

Now Available

Route 39 Clothing Co. Providing quality brands for the entire family


Local Business. Quality Brands. Personalized Service.

Model: Trisha Greve

Model: William Vilcu

Model: Sue Guest

Sweater – Noisy May

Sport Coat – Paul Betenly

Coat – Blue Sky

Jeans – Yest

Shirt – Soul of London

Shirt – Blue Sky

Boots – Bugatti

Belt – Bench Craft

Pants – Blue Sky

Pants – Mavi

Footwear – Taos

Boots – Bugatti

Route 39 Clothing Co. #103 - 117 3rd Street NE, Weyburn Entrance is on Souris Avenue 306.842.7000

Follow Route 39 on Facebook and Instagram to stay current on new arrivals, promotions and more. Open Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 5:30 pm

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Find it All this Holiday Season at Weimer’s Hometown Your favourite locally-owned furniture and appliance shop has what you need to make your house a home. Offering you comfort and style for every room, our large and unique selection of beautiful furniture, accessories, modern appliances and our sleep centre never fails to please.

Wishing you and yours the very best this holiday season.

STOP BY AND TAKE IT HOME TODAY

Weimer's offers same day pickup right from our showroom floor.

39 Riverview Dr., Weyburn | 306.842.6441 | www.weimershometown.com Monday to Friday - 9 am to 5:30 pm | Saturday - 9 am to 4 pm


Holiday GIFT GUIDE

Cheese charcuterie board, for the Foodie in your life. Prairie Sky Co-op Food Store 215 2nd St NE, Weyburn | 306.848.3663

Car wash, for the hard to buy for person in your life. Prairie Sky Co-op Sud City 1794 1st Ave., Weyburn | 306.842.4199

Tools, for the Man in your life. Prairie Sky Co-op Home Centre 15 Courtlin Rd., Weyburn | 306.848.3691

Give the perfect gift this season, a gift card to I-Shine Cleaning. I-Shine Cleaning Services 306.457.7893

Don’t lose your stuff! Label packages available for your kiddos. Protouch Signs 1280 Railway Ave., Weyburn | 306.842.3667

Computer Sales, Full Service Dept., Ink, Hardware, Accessories. Absolute Computer Services Inc. acs@myaccess.ca | 306-842-1669

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Merry & Grateful This Christmas season,

we wish you all the love, happiness, laughter and togetherness that is possible. May your spirits be merry and bright all season long. Thank you to our clients and readers because of your support, we are moving into our seventh year in business! Supporting local businesses is so important to our community and the last year and a half has proven that more than ever.

Brooke

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!

Darryl

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from all of us at Refined Weyburn.


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CHARTERED PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANT

Local. Experienced. Professional. SERVICES INCLUDE: For Businesses:

• Bookkeeping • Year-end preparations • Assistance with Canada Revenue Agency • Register for GST, PST and WCB • GST, PST, and WCB filings • Corporate taxes • T5 investment slips • Payroll and remittances

• T4 employee slips • Petrinex for oil production accounting • Cortex invoice submissions for oil and gas companies • Open invoice submissions for oil field invoicing • AgriInvest and AgriStability preparation • Trust and Estate planning and tax filings • Assisting Executors • Consulting for business operations

• Consulting for corporate structure • Assist businesses with evaluating key performance indicators • Tax planning and estimates • Reorganizations • Amalgamations and windups

For Individuals:

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

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604 Government Road South, Weyburn 2010 11th Avenue, 7th Floor, Regina

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Local Welcome to

Weyburn

PRAIRIE SKY CO-OP

full-service on the road and in town weyburn

Food Store & Pharmacy - 215 2nd St NE Home Centre & Contractor Centre - 15 Courtlin Rd Sud City C-Store & Touchless Car Wash - 1794 1st Ave Crossroads C-Store and Cardlock - Hwy 13 & 39

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- 1 Railway Ave Grocery, Hardware, Lumber, Tire Services, Petrol and Cardlockck

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Grocery & Liquor Store - 113 Main St C-Store & Cardlock - 30 Carrington St

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Petrol, Tire Sales & Service, Hardware, Keylock, Agro For location hours and information, visit the website www.prairieskycoop.com or download the CRS App on your smartphone.

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