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Volume 11, Issue 12, Week of March 31, 2014

Saskatoonʼs REAL Community Newspaper

Gym Dandy

Jordan Vassell displays some of the many medals he has won (Photo by Sandy Hutchinson)

Program offers opportunity for “meaningful employment”

Tammy Robert Saskatoon Express t’s a typical morning at Saskatoon’s Motion Fitness gym. The cavernous, airy space echoes with the sound of treadmills whirring, weights clanging and the bass thumping of an upbeat tune. Upstairs, between the rows of heart-pumping cardio machines, 22-year-old Jordan Vassell doesn’t miss a beat as he strides purposefully between the elliptical trainers, busting a dance


move to the Justin Timberlake song on the speakers. Armed with a spray bottle and a cleaning cloth, wearing protective rubber gloves and a pair of sturdy knee pads, Vassell works diligently and non-stop. His job is to ensure equipment in the gym remains spotless and sanitized. He does exactly that, taking great pride in doing an impeccable job. A hardearned paycheque goes with it. Vassell, who has an acquired brain injury

and has been diagnosed with autism, is a Motion Fitness employee. He earns a competitive wage directly from the company, and has held his job with the gym for more than three years. Vassell was introduced to his employer through the Employment, Education and Transition program of the Saskatchewan Association for Community Living (SACL). It was part of a work experience offered when he was attending Holy Cross High School.

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askatoon has some new fishing holes. Mark Kincade and Jason Stevens have cast a line in a bunch of them. They’re not getting any bites, but are getting lots of laughs. Their philosphy: It’s pothole season in Saskatoon, so why not have fun with it? Among the possible names they have considered for their fishing spots are Dukes of Hazard, Spinal Tap, Teeth Shatterer, Retina Burster, Wheel Wobbler, Rim Bender and the Short Stainer. Or maybe they could be lumped together and called F-Bomb. That would be a one-size-fits-all deal. “We drive every day all over Saskatoon and come across those big monster potholes,” Mark said. He was quick to point out their fun is not a knock on city workers. “Nothing against the city guys, because they work pretty darn hard. The city is doing what it can and can only do so much. This is just having fun.” They have received a positive reaction to their hijinks. “We are getting people chuckling,” Mark said. “It’s funny when people drive by; they roll down their windows and go ‘Oh that’s great.’” They did confuse one passerby.

Mark Kincade (in the photo) and Jason Stevens have had fun with Saskatoon potholes (Photo Submitted) “One lady thought we were there Besides their fishing bucket and rod, measuring the depth of a pothole,” Ja- they have one other prop: a zombie. son added with a laugh. “‘I should buy Passersby can see it peeking out of the you guys a coffee,’ she said.” pothole. It has various disguises, such That one was deep. It was a Rim as sunglasses and a furry hat. Bender or a Short Stainer. Please don’t Each fishing trip lasts about 30 hit a Short Stainer. seconds. That’s just enough time for a Why Dukes of Hazard? couple of casts and a photo. That’s one that was overfilled with To follow the escapades of Saskaa cold mix of asphalt and created a bit toon’s pothole fishermen visit fishinsasof a launching pad. It has nothing to do katoonpotholes on Facebook. with the infamous Daisy Duke shorts. Cam Hutchinson

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meet up for a java and I can collect that kiss in person. Hope you don’t mind waiting 3 - 5 years. : )” Advice: I don’t know what to say. I am laughing so hard I can barely type. I have tears in my eyes. I know if I’m that guy, I would wait three to five years for you. I would wait for you to be paroled after 25. ***** “To the gorgeous blonde sporting the awesome tights in super store, lets go grab a drink. We saw each other in the produce section.” Advice: I love produce-section references. It made me chuckle. Produce departments have pitfalls. Fruits and vegetables have so many childish sexual connotations that I have incorporated into columns many times. You have to be so careful with your melons, cantaloupe, grapefruit and bananas. It would have been so much easier had you met in the meat department.

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The WDM collection

Every artifact has a story


Ruth Bitner stands near the Goodyear rubber tractor tire, believed to be the first of its kind in Saskatchewan. It was tested at the research station in Swift Current in 1933. (Photo by Steve Gibb/

here is a story attached to 1949. That’s why there will be every artifact and exhibit a party at each of the museums at the Western Developon April 6. Admission will ment Museum. be 65 cents that day. Anyone Ruth Bitner, WDM collections who is turning 65 in 2014 will curator since 1977, has heard receive free admission on their many of them and admits it is a birthday at any of the four happy part of her job. museums. “We are educational, we are “We get calls daily from entertaining,” said Bitner, “and we people who want to donate tell stories of innovation in Sasartifacts,” said Bitner. “We are katchewan. We want to tell stories limited by space in both the of our people and what they have museum and curatorial centre. People accomplished, and what they still We have a committee which are accomplishing. The stories of meets once a week. They will innovation are fascinating.” sort through the offers, judging each by The Western Development Museum the story it tells, whether it fits any of our provides a home for history in Saskatoon, themes or exhibits, all depending upon the North Battleford, Moose Jaw and Yorkton, condition of the piece and whether we have approved through an act passed by the the space to put it.” ML42250.C31 Mary Assembly in Saskatchewan Legislative Even though Saskatchewan is a young


province, it has a remarkable history of innovation. Carl Meilicke operated a lumberyard in the Dundurn-Hanley area. He lived by the motto that a person shouldn’t have to figure out things more than once. So he invented a device for calculating the price of lumber, and he acquired six Canadian patents. Around 1913 he moved to Chicago where he started the Meilicke Calculating Company. He expanded the business to machines for calculating interest used by banks. The calculator, which is now on display in Boomtown’s bank, is larger than today’s average calculator and held up in the marketplace until electronics and computers took over. Jim Halford, who lived near Indian Head, believed in zero-tillage cultivation. So he invented and patented a seed opener unit in the 1980s. It put the seed and fertil-

izer into the ground simultaneously. He eventually sold the rights to the John Deere Company. “Joan Champ, our executive director, and I went to the Farm Progress Show a few years back. We met Halford’s daughter, Beth, who had a model for sales promotion. Sometimes that’s how you make these discoveries,” said Bitner. Close to the ceiling in the Winning the Prairie Gamble exhibit area is a model of the Norseman CF-Sam, produced by W.S. Holley to promote Saskatchewan’s air ambulance service. It is believed to be the first non-military, government-operated ambulance in the world. The aircraft was acquired by the Saskatchewan Air Ambulance Service in 1946. The model is in Saskatoon, while the actual plane is in the Moose Jaw WDM. (Continued on page 4)



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Gym Dandy

Program offers opportunity for “meaningful employment” (Continued on page 1) “The whole point of work experience is to make it as reflective of work as possible,” said Sheila Anderson, Employment, Education and Transition facilitator for SACL’s Saskatoon and east-central region. “It’s a really inclusive program, helping participants gain employment skills, learn expectations, work on their social skills, build stamina and really absorb what they need to know to hold meaningful employment.” Motion Fitness in Stonebridge employs two staff members who were recruited through SACL — Charlotte, 26, and Jordan. “Jordan’s main challenge is that he initially takes a bit longer to learn a task,” said Anderson. “However, once he’s got a routine, he’s got it down pat. He’s extremely conscious about his safety and being safe on the job. He’s come so far when it comes to working alongside coworkers and gym members. Some of his social skills are a challenge. For example, he has different ways to self-regulate his thoughts and emotions.” Saqib Khan, manager of Motion Fitness Stonebridge, is quick to jump in and emphasize just how much he has seen Vassell progress and learn since his early days with the workexperience program. “In the beginning we could not talk to Jordan,” said Khan. “We could not ask him to do anything or leave him alone for five minutes. Concentration was a huge issue.” Khan said Vassell’s mother, Joana, along with Anderson and the support systems provided by SACL, assisted him in learning the necessary techniques to communicate with Jordan. “His mom told me to take him by the hand, touch him on the arm and really emphasize what I was saying,” said Khan, who initially wasn’t comfortable with being hands-on with Vassell. He soon learned to communicate with Jordan effectively after being encouraged by the young man’s mother and SACL’s support team. “Jordan has never been rude. If he is having difficulties communicating, you need to hold him by the hand and say ‘Jordan, please listen. This is important.’ “Now Jordan is on his own,” said Khan. “I sometimes only see him once a week, when he fills me in on what he’s been doing. He’s got a daily routine, and he does it well.” That routine includes a signature sign-off. “After Jordan is finished his shift, he says, ‘Goodbye Motion Fitness, I like you all, I’ll see you next time,’” Khan said with a smile. “Every single day he is going to tell you Motion Fitness is great.” Joana Vassell has a firm set of values in place for raising her kids. She raised her son no differently than his sisters.

“Manners and respect; all my kids have been raised on that,” said Joana, a single mom of three. “Manners and respect are what brought Jordan to where he is today.” Vassell explains that she specifically chose the community living program after a teacher at Holy Cross brought it up. “I told him I wasn’t taking Jordan to Cosmo,” said Joana. “That’s when Sheila (Anderson) got involved. And Jordan did his work training at (what was then) World Gym. He did so good that they hired him.” In addition to working at Motion Fitness, Jordan is an award-winning track and field champion, a competitive swimmer and a highly-skilled musician who has taught himself to play the piano, guitar, violin and drums. His teacher’s recommendation of SACL changed Jordan’s life. Anderson wants to ensure that everyone is aware of the programming and planning the organization offers for people with disabilities. Employment placement and educational opportunities are available across Saskatoon in a variety of settings and sectors. “A lot of the comments I hear are about transitional planning,” said Anderson. “Parents ask me, ‘Why do we have to transitional plan? My son or daughter is going to live in a group home, and they’re going to go to Cosmo.’ “That may be so, but there are many options. For example, some people utilize both programs. Maybe they go to one in the morning and then to their job in the afternoon. SACL is not in competition with other programs for people with disabilities. Instead our goal is to advocate for those individuals and build relationships.” Khan wants to ensure that employers consider using the SACL program in their own businesses and organizations. He says he is approached regularly by members who see how hard both Jordan and Charlotte work, and they ask him questions about how to get their own workplaces involved. “I think people need to be openminded about it,” said Khan. “You cannot say this isn’t going to work. You need to try it out. It’s only positives; no negatives. In the beginning it may be difficult, but it will work out.” Khan, Anderson, and both Jordan and his mom all agree. Jordan loves his job; his confidence level has increased significantly, and so has his quality of life. As for any interference his competitive wage might have with any social assistance he could qualify for, Joana Vassell is emphatic. “I would rather see my kid work any day than go on social assistance.”

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Debora Fowler’s Bountiful Land, John Neufeld’s First Potato Planting on the Homestead and Carl Meilicke’s calculator occupy museum spaces. (Photos by Steve Gibb) (Continued on page 3) Encased in the Prairie Gamble area are two trophies named in honour of Seager Wheeler (1868-1961), a five-time world wheat-producing champion out of the Rosthern area. He was a farmer who produced viable and economic wheat and fruit strains suited to the shorter Saskatchewan growing seasons. “The smaller of the trophies was offered in an eBay sale in 2005,” said Bitner. “The seller had bought it at an antique show but didn’t know it was stolen property. Once informed about it, he gave the trophy to Elizabeth Wheeler, a family member, and she donated it to us, where it joined the other Wheeler trophies in our collection.” An intriguing quilt, Bountiful Land, also in the Prairie Gamble area, won a Western Development Museum contest in in 2005. It was the work of Debora Fowler, who took 250 hours to design and fashion the quilt. The centre scene is needle-turned and hand-appliqued. Her colour choices were warm earth tones in silk, cotton, a silk-linen blend, sable suede and upholstery fabric. The scene is bordered with Saskatchewan’s provincial flower (the Western red lily) and golden stalks of wheat. The quilt pattern, Flying Geese, is in the upper right corner. An appliqued and machine-embroidered green ribbon evokes the northern lights. Within the sky scene is a First Nations portrait. Bitner wonders about the man in the middle. “Is it a farmer crouching for a closer look at the soil, a northern geologist searching for treasure, or an archaeologist looking for a stone artifact dropped centuries earlier by a First Nations hunter?” If by chance, it is a portrait of a man looking towards a gopher hole, there is more recognition of the gopher in the exhibit hall. One invention was a gopher poisoner,

made by Robert Douglas of Lipton in 1917. He carried a canvas bag, equipped with a steel tube which shot a combination of feed and poison into the holes, thus eliminating the prairie pest. Nearby is a Gopher Day Medal, won by Margaret Butler of Truax for catching the most gopher tails on a 1917. Collectors of gopher tails were usually paid two cents a tail. There is also a political statement, voicing the opposition of farmers to a federal government plan to eliminate the Crow rate for grain shippers in 1983. Vic Murray of Young launched a different form of petition, cutting sizeable crows out of plywood and circulating 22 on the Prairies and parts of Ontario and Quebec. More than 15,000 signatures were gathered in the plywood protest. The WDM acquired them in 1983 shortly after the protest. Bitner says one of the great joys “is never knowing when someone will come to the door with a priceless piece.” Dr. John Neufeld, originally from Waldheim, a University of Alberta graduate and later a resident of Washington state, “pulled up in a truck in 1990 and invited us to look at a sculpture he was carrying. We liked what we saw. He went a step farther by going back to Washington and creating a similar sculpture especially for us.” He called it First Potato Planting on the Homestead, and it sits just inside the main doors of the Saskatoon museum. He used a lost wax technique to create the bronze piece. It shows a potato farmer plowing the field, with his wife dropping the seed potatoes in the fresh furrow. The inscription says the work is dedicated to homesteading grandparents —Diedrich and Maria Neufeld and Peter and Anna Epp.

Couples, Haas, Feherty special guests at Synergy 8 event


hree prominent members of the world golf community will be in Saskatoon in August as special guests at the Synergy 8 Community Builders’ Drive for Kids fundraiser. The title sponsor this year is Dundee Development/Homes by Dundee. “We are extremely happy to announce an all-star golf lineup that includes Fred Couples, Jay Haas and David Feherty,” said Trent Sereda of Synergy 8 Community Builders. “We were very excited when

Fred called us and said he would like to come back to Saskatoon after he wasn’t able to golf when he was here in 2012. He also let us know he is bringing Jay Haas, his long-time friend and co-captain of last year’s winning President’s Cup team. “We wanted to give all guests who attend the supper a first-class event,” Sereda said in a release. “We feel by adding David Feherty to interview these golf legends that we have achieved that.” A spokesperson for Dundee Develop-

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WorldServe Thrift Store opening on Circle Drive


Cam Hutchinson Saskatoon Express

arcell Janzen is well equipped to become the manager of the WorldServe Thrift Store. He once wore second-hand clothing, and he learned how to manage from one of Saskatoon’s business icons. Janzen will be in charge when the store opens its doors on April 12. He started on the crew at the McDonald’s location on Idylwyld Drive as a student. Bill Mitchell, the owner of the franchise and numerous others, saw something in the young man and offered him a job in management after he graduated. Janzen worked for McDonald’s for 30 years, many of them as a manager, and 29 of them for Mitchell. “Bill was incredible,” Janzen said. “Very few people knew all the things he did behind the scenes, and he never wanted credit. He was just a humble guy. Probably the only reason I stayed with McDonald’s was because of Bill. He and I became very close friends. He was almost like a second father to me in the way he mentored me in the business world.” When Mitchell died of cancer, the company purchased his shares. Janzen left McDonald’s a year later. Janzen had a job as a general manager of a building company and was the marketing director

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of Direct Buy when WorldServe came calling. The first call came last November. Janzen said he had never heard of the WorldServe ministry or its thrift stores. He said there was a temptation to hang up the phone, until the caller mentioned Janzen had been referred to the organization by Brian Rushton. Janzen and Rushton went back a few years in their roles with groups such as Youth for Christ. WorldServe originally wanted Janzen on the launch committee. It soon became obvious he was the person to run the store. On Dec. 9 he signed on and was off to Washington State for a leadership retreat and then to stores in White Rock, B.C., and Calgary for training. The Saskatoon store is WorldServe’s third. Revenue is used to fund WorldServe Ministries’ missionary-driven outreach endeavours in China, Cuba, Ethiopia and Myanmar. As a child, Janzen said he wore a lot of second-hand clothing. Now it is as though one area of his life has come full circle. The store (located at 810 Circle Drive in the former Sports Mart spot in River City Centre) will have “everything under the sun.” There will be clothing, electronics, housewares and jewelry departments. In order to maximize the amount of

“We take ages 16 and older. We fit their schedule; we are very accommodating.” Janzen said it is important for people to know their donations are going to a good cause. “We will have really good pricing: fair and honest. But we’re not going to give things away for free. We’re going to be right in the ballpark for marketing and what things costs. “We are very strict on what we receive and what we don’t. It has to be in good shape and clean. If clothing comes in with stains or rips, we won’t take it. Or it will be put into the soft recycling. We want to make sure everything that comes through that door goes to a good use.” Janzen said the atmosphere will be friendly. And the work of ministry will be displayed. “Not fire and brimstone. When you walk in there will be TV showing all the things we do — going to Cuba, going to China. That stuff is all going to be there. We are not going to hide the fact we are a Christian organization. We take time to talk Marcell Janzen is the manager of the WorldServe to people; we care Thrift Store (Photo by Sandy Hutchinson) about people. We go the extra step.” money going to the ministry, there will For more information on the store be only five fulltime employees at the please visit www.worldservethriftstore. 8,695-square-foot store. The rest of the ca. You’ll find lists of items accepted for work force will be volunteers. The goal is donation and those not accepted. to have 100. Janzen can be reached at 306-717-1959 Janzen said anybody wanting to volor by email: or unteer will be interviewed to make sure they are a good fit. He said people will be Donations are being accepted from April placed in an area of the store where they 1-4 and from April 7-11 from 9:30 a.m. to are most comfortable. 4:30 p.m. at the store. It opens on April 12.

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Running a great way to sightsee unless you make a wrong turn


he spring before last, I headed to France and to a series of hotels that didn’t have usable gyms. So although I have a lovehate relationship with running — sometimes I love it, but more often it gives me hives, quite literally, on my darn legs (why is that?) — I hit the pavement. All went fine in Nice, a city I know well. But on my second outing Travel in Aix en Provence, I came back to one of the roundabouts on my route SS50554.C31 Jamesand took a wrong turn.


Soon I was no longer running, but simply walking into every open business I could find, and asking, in my mangled French, how to get back to the hotel. I didn’t have a phone or a euro on my person. And I got several wrong pieces of advice before a bus driver finally pointed me in the right direction. It was one of my longest hours. I’m supposedly a “travel expert,” and I do gad about a heckuva lot, but I’ll admit it I panicked. I knew I had just two-and-a-half hours before

I had to get on a train to Paris. And as I walked in circles, getting more and more discouraged, fighting back tears, trying to concoct the right phrases in French, well, it felt like a crisis. All this could have been avoided had I simply mapped out the route in advance and kept it with me. But I didn’t know then what I know now — there are terrific websites created specifically to help runners plan the best routes. One is www.mapmyrun. com.

The site is helpful, though it does require registration. Once registered, however, you’re given the choice of choosing pre-tested runs that other joggers in your destination have put together. Or you can create a sensible plan of your own. Take a look at the site. If you’re a runner — or a would-be runner — you’ll find it quite interesting. (c) 2014 by Pauline Frommer Distributed by King Features Syndicate


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t took 13 years, but Saskatoon author Colin Chatfield has published his book. During a rocky time in his life and that of his daughter, Macaila, he sat down on June 13, 2001, and wrote If a Fish Had a Wish. The self-published, 24-page children’s book is partly a mirror of his life and partly based on Macaila’s love for the writings of Dr. Seuss. “I had split up with her mother, so we were living separately,” Chatfield said. “And Macaila was going through a rough time. I wanted to do something special for her. So I started writing this in the style of Dr. Seuss, with rhymes and the tones and the flow.” Chatfield learned the hard way the value of reading and writing. “I don’t recall any problems before Grade 4.” That’s when remedial classes kicked in for him at the University of Saskatchewan. “I remember walking down this dark hallway and sitting in this dark room and listening to cassette tapes to try to help me learn to read. I always struggled at school; I was a horrible C student at best. I think part of that was my lack of interest in reading and comprehension. So I always struggled with my school grades.” There were other factors that made learning difficult. “Coinciding with that was self-esteem issues I had: being the smallest kid in the class, always being short and scrawny, being picked on.” When it came to reading he wouldn’t allow the same thing to happen to Macaila and his two children (Gabriella and Gavin) from a second relationship. “I didn’t want them to struggle the way I did.” He started reading to Macaila before she was two years old. “I saw the importance in reading and didn’t want to see her lag behind. I loved

If a Fish Had a Wish just what would it wish?

Colin Chatfield did a reading of his children’s book last week at McNally Robinson (Photo by Sandy Hutchinson) Dr. Seuss; to this day Dr. Seuss is probably my favourite series of books.” They were Macaila’s as well. “Her favourite couple of books by Dr. Seuss were One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish and There’s a Wocket in My Pocket.” Chatfield’s book, written for children from pre-school to Grade 2, sat on a backburner from 2001 until recently. “Through the years I had asked friends to illustrate it. A couple started and weren’t able to finish it. And so it didn’t seem like it was ever going to happen.” Then he ran into Allissa Thompson, a woman from the church he was attending at the time.

“I am fortunate she was willing to do this. She did a fantastic job. Everyone points out how outstanding the pictures are.” The book was edited by Shelley May LePoudre. He is not sure if he will write another book, but there is pressure at home. “Gabby and Gavin want me to write one for them.” All three of his children have benefited from being read to at an early age, he said. “I have seen them excel in reading, spelling and writing, which I believe is a direct result of early reading.” Chatfield has been doing creative writing. He has written poetry and music. He

is a professional photographer, owning Chatfield Photographics and Spectrum Studios. Sales are going well for If a Fish Had a Wish. Chatfield has done a reading at McNally Robinson and at a number of classrooms. Next up is a reading at Indigo on April 5. The book is currently available at McNally Robinson, Indigo, SaskMade Marketplace (Eight Street and Louise Avenue) and So Cute Kids Boutique (in Market Mall). “The whole message is to be happy with who you are. That’s me in a nutshell. The book is kind of a reflection of my life, so to speak.”

Jimmy Rankin BROADWAY THEATRE APRIL 15, 2014


RUH Foundation Thanks Dakota Dunes Community Development Corporation Dakota Dunes Community Development Corporation generously donated $150,000 over three years to Royal University Hospital Foundation’s Campaign for RUH in support of First Nations and Métis Health Services in the Saskatoon Health Region. Designed for all ages, this program serves Aboriginal peoples while in hospital in a safe, caring and culturally respectful approach day-to-day, today and tomorrow.

Thank You! To make your gift or for more information, visit or contact us at: Members of Dakota Dunes Community Development Corporation Board of Directors pose with representatives of RUH Foundation: (Front Row L-R) Saskatoon Tribal Council Chief Felix Thomas; Tribal Vice Chief Mark Arcand and James Tucker, Treasurer (Back Row L-R) Dwayne Paul, Vice Chair; Gabe Lafond, Director, Respresentative Workforce and First Nations and Metis Health Service, Saskatoon Health Region; Bill Johnson, Past Chair, and Lisa Laskowski, Director of Development, RUH Foundation; Leslie Pechawis and Senator Melvin Littlecrow Absent: Chief Austin Bear, Chair; Chief Shawn Longman; Dalyn Bear; Joe Crowe; Myles Heidt; and George E. Lafond

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Passionate about cooking

Chef opens Cut Casual Steak and Tap Bar downtown Chef Moe Mathieu owns two restaurants in Regina and is an instructor at SIAST Kelsey Campus in Saskatoon (Photo by Sandy Hutchinson) Tammy Robert Saskatoon Express hef Moe Mathieu comes by his culinary passion honestly. The busy husband, father, educator, entrepreneur and passionate cook has just opened his latest restaurant — Cut Casual Steak and Tap Bar — in downtown Saskatoon. He’s come a long way from his days as a little boy peeling potatoes in the kitchen for his mother’s catering business. “I just thought it was normal prepping piles of potatoes instead of going out to the park,” said the 43-year-old Mathieu in the kitchen at Cut, which is bustling with lastminute opening preparations. “That was just routine ... potatoes. It was always potatoes.” His mother said Moe did peel this fair share of potatoes, but did much more. “When Maurice was young, he used to have to come with me to do my catering gigs,” said Karen Mathieu, 67, from her home in The Pas, Manitoba. “He was my runner. If I forgot to buy something, I would send him to the store to pick it up. When he wasn’t doing anything, he had to peel potatoes. He was part of entire dinner services as well. He would have seen what we did, how we did it and why, from beginning to end. But I never thought that he was inspired. I always thought he just figured he had to put in time for his mom.” While cooking was her passion, Karen wasn’t always able to put it first. For years her catering company came second to her job as a corrections officer. As Moe got older he branched out from his mother’s business and worked in different restaurants in different positions, and



he always enjoyed it. He still remembers the day he decided to go back to school to become a professional chef — and the first person he told about his decision. “The decision was made, and the call was made to her right after,” said Moe. “My mom was so excited, instantly coming forward with offers of assistance and brand new knives. She’s always been so incredibly supportive.” His choice to attend a post-secondary culinary institute is one more way Moe followed in his mother’s footsteps. Karen graduated in the late 1960s from the first commercial cooking class SIAST offered in Saskatoon. Today Karen and Moe still collaborate over food. It’s over the phone, together in the kitchen or even in a classroom. Moe is now a chef instructor at SIAST Kelsey Campus and has brought his mom in to teach his class. “We did perogies. It was quite interesting because one of the other instructors was there, and he asked for my recipe,” Karen said with a laugh. “I thought, ‘Isn’t that interesting. You guys are the professionals and want me to share my recipes.’” She admits that her perogies are a huge hit and one of her favourite dishes to prepare, while mentioning she’s not of Ukrainian descent. Outside of the classroom, Moe and his mom are often on the phone sharing tips and ideas. They get together in the kitchen when they can. “Moe comes and helps me if I’m having a big party, if he’s available and I need a hand,” Karen said. “Or I’ll phone him and

ask how he would serve this particular dish, maybe what spices he would put in, and he does the same. I was recently in his home kitchen and saw my cinnamon bun recipe on his chalkboard. I chuckled. I guess he’s still picking up some tips from mom.” “I look to her for her passion and work ethic,” said Moe. “My mom doesn’t stop working. I love making perogies. When she comes to visit we’ll make 100 dozen of them. Sometimes when I’m tired, I’m doing a lot of stuff and I’m really busy, I think about how my mom could be doing this with her eyes closed.” Karen still works in the food industry. She teaches a federal government preemployment program on food preparation and nutrition in The Pas. She continues to enjoy cooking for herself, for family and for friends. She also regularly lends her kitchen skills to A Port In the Storm, a medical hostel serving rural and northern Manitoba citizens. “I think food is always evolving,” said Karen. “People are becoming more aware of nutrition, of eating organic and feeding your body instead of your belly.” With two Regina restaurants already under his belt — The Willow on Wascana and Beer Brothers — Moe knows a fair amount about feeding people. Opening a restaurant in Saskatoon has been on his radar since he moved to the city five years ago. And for Saskatoon fans of his Regina eateries, Moe said they’ll be able to savour his trademark flare for traditional dishes at Cut. “Both Regina restaurants came out of my head. I created all the menus for both. So it would be hard not to have some cross-

over in Saskatoon from those restaurants. For example, my mushroom strudel was so popular at Wascana that when putting together the appetizer menu at Cut we opted to stick with what works. “We’re a casual steakhouse, and we make pretty much everything from scratch,” he continued. “Our food is really approachable, with lots of old standards, food people will recognize.” He added there is a nod to Karen’s techniques or recipes in almost every dish. Despite how closely their careers have been intertwined, Moe is moved when he hears that his mother considers her legacy fulfilled through her son’s success. “Making a living always came first,” said Karen. “Cooking came second. Opening a successful restaurant was always my dream, but I never fulfilled it. I’m really excited for him.” Hearing this, Moe was at a loss for words. “Wow,” he said after a long pause. “Just, wow.” “I’ve always said to him you have to have a passion,” said Karen. “I don’t think I’m the greatest cook in the world, but I like it. I love to cook. I enjoy it. Just think about it. I’m so lucky. Every day I can be in my kitchen.” As for Moe, he plans on keeping one focus, while continuing to pay homage to his mom. “It’s always going to be about honest, good, tasty food.” Cut Casual Steak and Tap Bar 416 21st Street East Open 11 a.m. “’til we’re closed.” (306) 244-8877

As First Nations names go, Noskye is brilliant

hat kind of a name is Noskye?” I am

it comes to last names. People of European descent — and people from many continents — often asked. can trace their surnames back Sometimes I feel like centuries. saying, “You mean for an This is not the case for First Indian?” Nations people. The majority “What does it mean?” is of last names for the founders another often-asked question. of North America can only be If I want to play around traced back a generation or two. with the person, I may respond That’s because our last names with: “It describes the time were created by a representative Columnist I fought a grizzly bear and from the federal department of knocked him out with one Indian affairs. punch.” Back in the days when First Nations The truth is the name is derived from people were being registered with the gova little-known Cree chief named Brilliant ernment, the Indian agent couldn’t spell NoSky. I kept the name out of respect for many of the names. So he just went ahead him. and made up his own. First Nations people are unique when Most of the surnames of aboriginal


people are common first names: Lawrence Joseph, Dan George or Harry Paul are examples. Other names used are from the Bible: Job, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are common last names. Sometimes the Indian agent would name the First Nations person after his wife or relative. Those names are still floating around today. A common last name in Southern Saskatchewan is No Name. What happened? Did the Indian agent run out of names? There were at one time five Ken Noskyes. The president of Alberta Metis housing is Ken Noskey. That would explain why after hearing my name, people start calling me “Sir.” There must be another Noskye who is a serial killer or something. Because when I get pulled over, the officer will sit in his car and wait for backup before approach-

ing my vehicle. The name has gotten me into all kinds of situations. This is why I carry my birth certificate. I thought about changing my name to a more traditional Aboriginal name. Charging Bear, Crow Flies High or even Swinging on a Door wouldn’t get as many questions as Noskye. I thought about having my last name entered into, but it would only cause confusion. There are Noskiyes in the Austrian and Ukrainian community. Aside from one of my foster parents being Ukrainian, my only connection to being Ukrainian is I love garlic sausage. My real last name is Kiyawasew, which means Bright Eagle. But I’ll stick with Noskye because it sounds like a good name for a writer. Besides, I like being directly related to a person named Brilliant.

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Trucks driving over lawn making a bad impression Question: We live near the that certainly could be referred Extra Foods at Clarence Avto the administration for further enue and Taylor Street. Today study. The other thing is when started out as they often have you are crossing from the north for the last 10 years: confrontside of 22nd Street West to the ing truck drivers to stay off our south, perhaps the light could property as they back in to debe such that it stops the traffic liver their products to the store. that is west bound at the time. They seem to think it is okay to And when you get to the median drive six feet onto our property you could push a button again and over our sprinklers. This to stop the traffic that is going leaves deep imprints in our east bound. Drivers stop there Ask the Mayor and wait for pedestrians and lawn. We have contacted our councillors over the years, but don’t understand why they’re to no avail. Our sidewalk will soon start to not speed-walking across the street. Well, crumble. What would you and council do some of us aren’t speed walkers. So it takes a if you had to deal with this every day? while to get there. Perhaps the solution is for Mayor Atchison: First of all this is a me to pass this along to our transportation very unfortunate situation. This sounds like people, and they can have a look at it. a civil matter. I think one of the things I Question: Saskatoon has a very strong would be doing is taking pictures of these running community. Numerous pedestrucks backing onto your lawn. I would then trian infrastructure projects such as the be sending them to the president of Weston Campus Connector along 33rd Street and Foods to show what is going on. Imagine the installation of new pathways through these semis rolling all the way across the new neighbourhood parks have greatly street like that and onto a lawn. My goodbenefitted groups like this throughout ness. One of the other things you could do the city. One area of concern, however, is is put some dry landscaping in. Put some the four dimly lit pedestrian tunnels that nice big boulders there. It would be a crying cross Circle Drive on the west side. I use shame to have to do that, but it would be these tunnels frequently and have seen one way to keep the trucks from rolling onto everything from used, discarded needles your property. It really is disappointing to to drug deals to blood stains. I also know hear this, but those are the only solutions I there have been numerous crimes comreally have. mitted there throughout the years. Is Question: Thank you for responding to there anything that can be done to make my question and the quick action on the these vital pedestrian crossings safer? icy sidewalk/bus shelter issue. Now can A few practical ideas such as improved you wave your magic wand and respond lighting, security cameras and increased to a traffic-signal issue? I have had some police presence come to mind. close calls trying to get across 22nd Street Mayor Atchison: We want to make sure to get to and from the dart bus stop. everyone is safe. We have added lights over The timing of the walk lights is crazy at the years in some of the locations there. If avenues C, F and P — to name a few. someone does see needles, contact our PubThere simply is not time for a pedestrian lic Works at 306-975-2476. They will have to get out of the line of traffic before cars the fire department come out to remove the are turning and passing directly in front needles. People shouldn’t be handling them or behind you as you walk. Pedestrians themselves. Let the experts do that. are given no respect. I have been honked If people are seeing drug deals, please at, cursed out by drivers who feel they call the police at 306-975-8300. That is the have the right of way. If you want more city police switchboard. If they remember people living in the downtown/core area the day and the times, that is exceedingly and riding the bus, it has to be safe for important too. them to do so. Maybe this is an area that When we talk about tunnels it is ina camera light would be helpful, to record teresting in the new areas — for example the abuses? Evergreen — we are building a beautiful Mayor Atchison: You are absolutely overpass there for pedestrians and cyclists to right. The roads belong to everyone: pedes- use as opposed to tunnels. I would suggest trians, cyclists and motorists. And we do we are certainly trying to avoid using tunhave to respect each other. The idea of the nels. red-light camera is very expensive, so I don’t Question: Over the last couple of years know if that would work. It is something I have noticed significant increase in the


Work is progressing on the new Remai Art Gallery of Saskatchewan (Photo by Steve Gibb/ number of small aircraft circling the city at all hours. This is becoming a real nuisance. I understand that a growing city will see more air traffic, but larger commercial traffic is generally not as bothersome as the small planes which fly for long durations at low altitudes over the city. Is this the police plane? If so, is this best use of our policing tax dollars? Or is this attributed to increase in small airline traffic and/or recreational pilots? Does the city have authority to set and enforce guidelines in these matters? I am wondering who regulates the airspace over and around the city? And who should people contact to file a formal complaint? Mayor Atchison: Transport Canada is responsible for the air space over the city. That’s where I would start. I certainly appreciate the part about noise. We used to live in East College Park, and we lived right on a flight path. We knew exactly what time the flight to Toronto was leaving every morning because we could hear it. That was off the east-west runway. Then we moved to the south end of the city. I thought for sure I was finished with flight

paths, and now we are under the north-south flight path. You mentioned police aircraft. That aircraft is not up 24 hours a day, and we have put on a special muffler to reduce a lot of the noise. The police aircraft has certainly made a difference in our community in terms of safety and security. That one aircraft does the equivalent work of 10 officers on the ground. It is able to track criminals, so officers are able to close in on them. It has reduced our high-speed chases throughout the city. Even the RCMP and Corman Park police have called upon our aircraft for assistance. There certainly does seem to be a lot of smaller aircraft in the air: pilots practicing landings and takeoffs, and enjoying the view over our beautiful city. It’s a beautiful sight to see. I would either contact the Airport Authority or Transport Canada if you feel there is a problem with the number of aircraft. (Have a question for Mayor Atchison? Sent it to Please put “mayor” in the subject line.)

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There are pitfalls when councillors run for higher office

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company for at least a pro-rata ost city councilshare of what the company lors do not think it paid for his/her education. is necessary for a This is an industry standard. member of council to resign Could it be adapted to the his or her position while political realm? If you declare seeking election to another yourself as a candidate at anlevel of government. It is other level of government prior surprising that there is no to expiration of your fixed term legislative requirement to do and are required to vacate your so, but then again it is the present position, should you — politicians who benefit from or your party of choice — be the lack of legislation or Columnist required to pay at least some of regulations. the by-election costs? Based on the report in It might be easy to police the obviThe StarPhoenix, most sitting memous conflicts of interest held in council bers of council think it appropriate that chamber, but what about the inherent a councillor take a leave of absence conflicts that come with running a cam(presumably unpaid) during the writ period of an election, although they are paign? It costs a considerable amount of not required to do so. We leave it to their money to run in a provincial or federal election. And the campaign team will good conscience to make that decision, which assumes that every elected person include people whose job it is to raise money to cover those costs. has a good conscience. Businesses are the big game in this Folks, a candidate’s election camhunt. What happens when a fundraiser paign starts on the day he or she anapproaches a businessperson for a donanounces their intention to seek elected office. Whether overtly or subliminally, tion, and the businessperson responds that before committing money, he or she everything that person does from that point on up to the election day is geared wants to see how the councillor-cumtowards winning the election. What the candidate votes on a particular issue, one near and dear to the businessperson’s candidates don’t dream up to promote pocketbook? themselves, their campaign teams will One-third of a councillor’s $50,000dream up for them. And they will master plus salary is tax free, supposedly to set the fine art of straddling the fence on off expenses associated with the posiwhatever issue presents itself. Coun. Pat Lorje says that party poli- tion. This provision was put in place tics has no place in council and that there long before councillors started claiming comes a point where you can’t serve two those associated costs, and before voting masters. Call her the voice of experience. themselves each a $10,000 allowance for promotion, communications, gala tickets While I agree with her statement, it is and donations to worthy groups in the a tad idealistic because party politics is city. always lurking in the backroom. What if the councillor-cum-party Municipal councils and school boards are fertile hunting grounds for all politi- candidate uses this allowance to distribcal parties. And although not all, certain- ute promotional items within the ward showcasing his/her political attributes? ly a healthy number of councillors and trustees see the civic arena as a launch- Will it directly benefit that councillor’s election opportunities to a higher level ing pad to higher office. of government? And will it be at the Both candidates and parties hold expense of local taxpayers who may or the view that once you’ve been elected may not support the party in question? to civic office you already have a lock Councillor and wannabe candidate on a percentage of the ward vote, the boundaries of which may overlap with a Eric Olauson stated, “I’m going to fight provincial or federal riding. It will boost for the people I represent.” But what the candidate’s chances of winning a seat happens should the civic and provincial and the party’s chance of forming a ma- governments butt heads on an issue, the jority government. The candidate’s main most recent being where the provincial job is to showcase his/her political wares government contemplated manipulating the local mill rate by increasing the and create a public profile sufficient to education component on property taxes? secure a win. It usually works, but not Does the councillor (candidate) supalways as councillors Darren Hill and port his party’s position or the financial Tiffany Paulsen have learned on their interests of city residents? In for a penny, respective bids for a federal seat. in for a pound, Eric. Most councillors acknowledge that We should accept that it is unrealistic although conflicts of interest may arise, for us to expect absolute altruism from that should not block a councillor’s personal ambitions. This attitude may be our elected officials. We would be naïve reflective of their future political goals. to believe partisan politics does not in Or perhaps it’s just solidarity with their fact exist at the civic level. What we shouldn’t accept is the selfbrethren. serving positions of councillors hiding Coun. Charlie Clark says conflict issues can be awkward but manageable, behind the skirt of honesty and integrity. They will not resign one elected posiand then reminds us of the cost of byelections should a councillor be forced to tion while trying to win another, because if they lose their bid for higher office, resign. Good point Charlie. Can we fix they can fall back on their comfortable that? council positions. And the message that In the real world a corporation may undertake the financing of an employee we should take from this is that their first priority is not representing the city’s best to further their education. In return the interests, but their own. employee must commit to working for I do want to commend Coun. Olauson that company for a fixed period of time after completing school. Should the em- for acknowledging that the position of ployee leave before the end of the fixed city councillor is a part-time job. His honesty on this matter was refreshing. term, the employee must reimburse the



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Oh my achin’ back on the farm

I The sign on Claypool’s was covered over last week (Photo by Sandy Hutchinson)

Claypool’s Boot & Jean sold to Cowtown Cam Hutchinson Saskatoon Express

with Dale Claypool a number of years ago in Regina. Lamontagne said he and Arlee have befter more than 50 years in busicome friends over the years. The two have ness, the sign on Claypool’s Boot regularly taken hunting trips together. & Jean has been covered over. “This deal didn’t take long at all,” Arlee Claypool, the owner of the iconic Lamontagne said. “Both Dale and Arlee Saskatoon store started by his parents, are the kind of people you can do business sold his inventory to Cowtown. He was with on a handshake. That is something then hired by the company. that is hard to find anymore.” “We want the Claypool family inHe said he talked with Arlee Claypool volved in our business; that was the whole a number of times about joining forces. purpose behind what we have done,” said “I have said ‘I am in an expansion Randy Lamontagne, the Regina-based mode and a growth mode, and I ultimately general manager of corporate stores and want to open a store in Saskatoon. When I franchises for Cowtown. “It is not in my do, you will be the first to know. If we can nature or best interest or desire to buy out do something together, that is where my a competitor just to get rid of them. What first priority lies. If we can’t, I underI like to do is form alliances and build a stand.’ stronger team. “Over the years we have been hunt“Arlee is very well versed in the indus- ing. And we have talked about it for the try, very knowledgeable in the tack and last five, six, seven years that he may at western wear. We want that expertise on some point merge with us or do something our team. You can never have too many together with us. I didn’t want to step in good people. It’s a great joint venture is the way if he wanted to keep the business what it is.” in the family. I totally get that. And at Cowtown opened a store in Saskatoon some point if it doesn’t work as a merge last year. The Claypool’s location at B or working together, at some point I am 2035 Alberta Avenue will remain open as going to open a store in Saskatoon.” a second location. The store will continue Cowtown has seven stores, including to specialize in western wear and tack. six in Saskatchewan. Four are corporately All staff will be retained, Lamontagne owned, including the two in Saskatoon. said. Arlee Claypool was unavailable for Cowtown made a similar agreement comment.


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f you’re a middle-aged farmer, there’s a good chance you have chronic back pain, says University of Saskatchewan researcher Catherine Trask. You’re also more likely to have a harder time getting help for it in a way that makes sense to someone with a hands-on job in a rural environment. “Farmers have a different set of needs than non-farmers,” explained Trask, who holds a Canada Research Chair in Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal Health within the Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture at the U of S. “Obviously, farmers tend to live rurally, so their access to health care might be limited. Less apparent, though, is that because of their profession, their mindset emphasizes real-world applications. This is something that health professionals, whose knowledge may be more academic, need to keep in mind when giving farmers advice on managing chronic back pain.” Trask and her U of S colleagues Brenna Bath, Josh Lawson, and Jesse McCrosky analyzed data from the 2009-2010 Canadian Community Health Survey to compare the rates of chronic back pain in farmers and non-farm workers. They found that while 80 per cent of Canadians will experience back pain at some time in their lives, sufferers on the farm were more likely to be male, older than their urban counterparts, and with less formal education. The team’s findings are published in The Journal of Rural Health. “We know from previous studies that chronic back disorders are a bigger deal for farmers than non-farmers,” Trask explained, citing numerous risk factors

“Chronic back disorders are a bigger deal for farmers than non-farmers,” says U of S researcher Catherine Trask. (Photo by Debra Marshall, Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation) that come with the job: heavy lifting, long-term work in vehicles with constant bumps and vibration, awkward or sustained postures, and sheer quantity. “The majority of Canadian farmers work more than 40 hours per week, and farmers tend to start work early — in their teen years — and work well past typical retirement age,” she said. In the meantime, Trask said farmers can help stave off an aching back with some simple measures such as taking a break for a quick walk after operating a vehicle or machine for a long time, and taking up active recreation in the off hours. “Get up to move and stretch if you have been in an awkward posture for a long time, and ask for help when you need to lift something heavy,” she said. “The best advice for folks with back pain is to keep moving. Go for walks, get involved in active hobbies like curling or cross-country skiing, and aim to move your back slowly and gently even if it is a bit sore.”




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s tensions and emotions While Rio Tinto may have continue to flare over the wanted to keep a low profile conflict in Ukraine, inon this, Acron really didn’t ternational leaders struggle with give them much of a choice. the concept of how to support the North Atlantic (again, Acron’s embattled nation, while balancCanadian subsidiary) recently ing punitive measures against released Rio Tinto’s internal Russian President Vladimir report on the project. It was a Putin. As this goes to press, sancglowing report outlining the tions so far have been largely potential for billions of dollars symbolic, with the United States in construction, mining and and Canada banning predominant export in Saskatchewan. Columnist political and governmental offiNow why would the Ruscials from Russia and vice versa. sians release that? Imposing international sanctions on Probably not to send a message to foreign countries, specific individuals and vodka-banning governments, or even the entities identified as associated with terror- Canadian government, about what closing ism is the federal government’s job. There the door on Russian business could really are currently Canadian sanctions in place mean to Saskatchewan and the provincial against 18 different countries, including and national economy. No. the Congo, Iraq, Iran, North Korea, Russia Acron’s founder and CEO, billionaire and Ukraine. tycoon Vyacheslav Moshe Kantor, is a So it was a bit surprising to hear major power broker in Europe, currently Premier Brad Wall recently indicate that sitting as the president of the European he was considering imposing a provinJewish Congress. He also boasts a tight cial sanction of our own against Russia relationship with Putin, once comparing — albeit symbolic — by pulling Russian his standing with the Kremlin to Joseph’s vodka off government-owned liquor store relationship to Pharaoh. shelves. (Is it just me, or is there some “When a very powerful emperor is irony in that notion all on its own?) To elected by the majority of the people, we be fair, it wasn’t a random musing on the must cooperate with him,” he once told premier’s part. Wall was asked the quesHaaretz, a prominent Israeli newspaper. tion by a reporter after Manitoba stated a Meanwhile, the potash world is abuzz few days earlier it was considering a ban with the speculation that Rio Tinto and on Russian vodka. Acron may not just be interested in their I found it surprising because Russia own deposit, but may also be eyeballing and Russians have a vested interest in one next door at Milestone. Owned by this province, socially and economically. Vancouver- and Regina-based Western While incoming Ukrainian numbers were Potash, the Milestone project is projected at their peak in the first half of the 20th to be constructed as an environmentally century and continue to rise and fall, sustainable solution mine. With many recently an influx of especially blue-collar of the required government assessments Russians have immigrated to Saskatchand approvals already in place, acquiring ewan to take advantage of the booming Western Potash and amalgamating the two labour and transport economy. potash projects would set Rio Tinto nicely One also might wonder why the Sasas a kingpin in one of the last mining katchewan government would consider industries it doesn’t already dominate. prohibiting the sale of Russian vodka, while The Rio Tinto/Acron news broke in a remaining mum on the fact that Russians are big way out of Australia two days after busy looking to mine our potash. Saskatoon- Wall mused aloud about banning Russian based North Atlantic Potash is the Canadian vodka. The next day the premier publicly arm of the Acron Group, a leading Russian walked back from that prospect, indicating and global mineral fertilizer producer with that Saskatchewan tipplers could decide a head office in Moscow. The Acron Group for themselves which country’s booze they is the joint venture partner of Rio Tinto, a wanted to invest in. British-Australian multinational metals and Is Acron’s sudden keenness to extoll mining corporation desperate to make a big the virtues of their potential investment move into potash. To that end, the two com- in Saskatchewan potash related to Wall’s panies are rather excited about a southern reversal on vodka? Probably not. But it Saskatchewan potash deposit they currently does beg a question: How far are we really own the rights to. willing to go to make a statement on the Rio Tinto has remained tight lipped politics and ethics of just one of the many, on the project’s potential, only quietly many despots in this world? Particularly revealing the details a couple of weeks one who holds a few more economic cards ago. But their Russian partner is openly than, say, the Congo. thrilled about its future in Saskatchewan Rightly or wrongly, it’s all fun and potash. The deposit, located near Regina, games when it’s just impacting the bottom is dubbed Tier One, meaning it’s one of of our glass. But maybe not so much when the biggest potash deposits in the world. it’s our bottom line.


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ormer NHL referee Paul Stewart is one of the best tweeters out there. He was talking last week about a time when Sean Avery was annoying him. Stewart threatened to splatter him all over the ice if he didn’t settle down. Me being me and knowing Goldie (Ogie) Goldthorpe and Stewart were not the best of friends in a minor league, I asked Paul if Goldie had ever splattered him on the ice. “Hah, no. But Goldthorpe did bite me once. Threw a glass bottle at my head another time.” l Janice Hough, on a sixth-grade girl in Oklahoma setting a world record by selling over 18,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies: “What’s more amazing? She did it without living in Washington or Colorado.” l Torben Rolfsen, on Sean Avery being booted from Dancing with the Stars after he brought a stick and tripped the other contestants: “Could have been worse: if he’d made the finals and botched it, he would’ve finished a sloppy second.” l TC Chong, on Windsor Spitfires goalie Dalen Kuchmey leaving the ice, getting changed and driving home with his team losing 8-1 in an Ontario Hockey League game: “‘You can do that?’ asked players from the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.” l From Bill Littlejohn: “Peyton Manning vehemently denied that he wanted one penny more than Tom Brady. He actually wanted one penny more than Gisele Bundchen.” l Friends in Toronto tell me many of the lawn chairs set up at Yonge and Bloor for the Stanley Cup parade are now sitting empty. l From Rolfsen: “A Vincent Lecavalier shot went post-crossbar-post and out. It’s

rare for an NHL player to hit three bars without scoring.” l Hough, on Miguel Cabrera signing a 10-year, $300-million contract with the Detroit Tigers: “Wow. By current Dodgers’ standards that’s almost enough for a good utility infielder.” l Am I a horrible person for cheering for Rob Ford? l Littlejohn, on the Chicago White Sox offering a three-pound dessert containing four scoops each of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream. It is drizzled with caramel and strawberry sauces and chocolate syrup, then topped with whipped cream and cherries: “The American Heart Association calls it Sundae Bloody Sundae.” l Chong, on researchers at a university in Portugal discovering cooking meat marinated in beer reduces a cancer-causing agent known as a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon: “No word on how the chemical process works after you’ve eaten nonmarinated meat and then washed it down with beer.” l It’s the end of March and there is a full sports page debating whether the CFL should have replays of pass interference calls. My goodness. l From Rolfsen: “The NFL found a way to make their all-star weekend even more boring: no dunk contest.” l Littlejohn, on Florida restaurant owner Brett Enright creating a world-record 125-pound hot dog: “Many are disputing that claim, saying that with his recent weight gain, Yasiel Puig of the Dodgers weighs 245 pounds.” l The Dodgers have the highest payroll in major league baseball, topping the New York Yankees 15-year hold on the title. In

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a related story, Ohio State has the highest payroll in football. l From Hough: “The NFL is going to start penalizing goal-post dunks in 2014. Well at least this is one problem that won’t be faced by the Oakland Raiders.” l I went a bit off my rocker again last week when viewers in Saskatchewan were forced to watch a Jets game, while the Leafs and Canadiens were playing. Not Roy Spencer off my rocker, but notpleased off my rocker. I tweeted John Shannon of Sportsnet, asking him if it would be different when his network takes over all things hockey. “Next year Cam ... all those games will be National on a Saturday.” I am starting to warm up to the new hockey package. l Chong, on B.C. NDP MLA Jenny Kwan getting caught using the government dime to travel to Europe and Disneyland: “She has now taken a leave of absence. When asked ‘What are you going to do next?’ she replied, ‘I’m going to Disney World.’’’ l From Hough: “Start building that shelter in the backyard. Last year Stevie Nicks says there was ‘more chance of an asteroid hitting the earth’ than Christine McVie rejoining Fleetwood Mac.” l I liked the guy in the A&W commercials better when he was tubby. l Rolfsen, on a half-blind security guard at One World Trade Center getting fired for sleeping on the job: “He’s gone back to his other part-time gig: officiating college basketball games.” l For my listening ears, the best analyst on sports-talk radio in this province is Darrell Davis of the Green Zone. l Hough, on an 18-year-old Norwegian man having a McDonald’s receipt tattooed on his arm: “And guess what, ladies, this guy is single.” l If there was only one show on television, I would want it to be the Blacklist. l One of those things you can’t make up: A woman in Utah tried to burn down her ex-boyfriend’s house with a flaming pile of bacon. The woman’s last name? Crispi. l Hough, on the 22-year-old woman who killed her husband by pushing him over a cliff in Montana eight days after their wedding being sentenced to 30 years in prison:

Gisele Bundchen “Well at least the marriage really was until ‘death do us part.’” l I read that a person has between 12,000 and 50,000 thoughts a day. Now for a cheesy pickup line: “You are in all of mine.” l Rolfsen, on San Antonio Spurs players at the Claremont Hotel in Berkeley, Calif., getting spooked when they heard babies crying behind closed doors: “That’s a common scare for athletes; they’ve been haunting Shawn Kemp for years.” l Hough, on some of the NCAA’s freshman basketball stars claiming to be undecided about entering the NBA draft: “Maybe the young men are just trying to figure out their odds of being stuck with the 76ers.” l A wrestling match between brothers in New Jersey ended with one stabbing the other. Really? Don’t wrestlers use folding chairs anymore? l Chong, on the future of the Buffalo Bills after owner Ralph Wilson died: “The family is said to be willing to sell the franchise. Toronto Bills? Los Angeles Bills? Portland Bills? How about a price tag of 775 million Bills to start with?” l Ninety per cent of news stories will be written by computers by the year 2030, a college professor said. Won’t it be great watching John Tortorella berate an iPad?

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targazers in Ontario recently had the chance to see an occultation, which astonomers call an extremely rare event. In a related story, the Toronto Raptors made the playoffs. l Kobe Bryant said President Obama “could play for the Lakers.” Why not? Nobody else does. l I just saw a video of Kate Upton posing in zero gravity for Sports Illustrated’s 2014 Swimsuit Issue. So much for Pavel Bure being my all-time favourite floater. l The NFL has banned dunking over the goal post to celebrate touchdowns. At least there’s one thing the Jaguars won’t have to worry about. l According to the Daily Record UK, 38 celebrities recently were wedded in secret. I’ll go out on a limb and say none of them are Kardashians. l Shane Battier of the Heat said his real surname was Battle, but it was spelled incorrectly on his birth certificate. And don’t get me started on Isles winger Cal Clutterbuck. l A new study says permanent brain damage can result from lack of sleep. This means insomniacs are at risk, but Maple Leafs fans are safe. l North Korea’s supreme leader, Kim Jong-un, reportedly decreed young men must sport hairdos like his. “Hey!” said the Calgary Flames. “Don’t give Brian Burke ideas.”

l A U.S. scientist claims she has developed a perfume that can repel zombies. Who’d she test it on? The 76ers? l Retired Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has been starring in tourism films for Ireland, including one where he learns Gaelic. I’m thinking he had nothing Erse to do. l I used to avoid saying I agree with someone “110 per cent.” Until last week when TSN analyst Russ Howard said Russian skip Anna Sidorova doesn’t look like Ed Werenich. l Three elephants reportedly escaped from a circus in St. Louis last week. To catch them, police created a special tusk force. l Soccer star David Beckham has been named the number one underwear model of the century. Odd; I thought they’d choose a jockey. l I just learned Danica Patrick’s boyfriend and fellow NASCAR driver, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., is five years younger than her. Finally, a racer she can stay ahead of. l Major League Soccer refs ended their strike two weeks into the season. Not to say any calls were criminal, but replacement refs were wearing horizontal stripes. l The president of the Miami Marlins, David Samson, wants his team to play quicker. This is news? For years Marlins fans have prayed for games to be over.

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Hoefner brings European touch to jazz Ned Powers Saskatoon Express


lorian Hoefner is a 31-year-old jazz pianist who was born in Germany and is now based in New York. An award-winning player and composer, he has released 10 CDS, including his latest, Falling Up. He brings three longtime associates — bassist Sam Anning, drummer Peter Kronreif and saxophonist Matt Marantz — to The Bassment, home of the Saskatoon Jazz Society on April 4 at 9 p.m. Hoefner has learned jazz on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean and adjusts easily to different opportunities. “When I was a boy my dad was a piano player, and he played for me and my sister. He introduced me to a boogie-woogie book, an Oscar Peterson recording and my first full jazz album, John Coltrane’s Night Train. I was lucky to get those introductions. I liked Oscar’s blues-driven playing,” said Hoefner on the telephone from New York. “I always loved music. I had great teachers in school, and that allowed me to get introduced to jazz when I was a boy. Many others in Europe wouldn’t get that introduction until maybe in their 20s. I just loved to play, not aware at the time where jazz would lead me.” Hoefner earned an arts degree at the University of Berlin, where he “appreciated the freedom to develop individually in different directions.” Then he was awarded a scholarship to work towards a master’s degree at the Manhattan School of Music in New York. “I found interesting and advanced concepts and worked with some of the masters.” Is there a difference between training in America and Europe? “In the United States you will find musicians who grew up with jazz in areas or communities where they’ve been exposed to jazz for a long time. Their complete education came from a jazz background. “In Europe most will have begun with classical training and taken on jazz in education if their teacher or parent got them hooked on it. “The routes are a little different, and I can’t say whether one is better than another. For me, I was given the chances at the right time.” There was a time in Europe when Hoefner traded in a trumpet for the permanence of a piano “almost from one day to the next. If you don’t practice daily on the trumpet, it isn’t something you can rediscover in a week. I think it was a moment of relief for me. I like to listen to trumpet players, but I knew the piano was for me.” One of Hoefner’s allies has been Kurt Rosenwinkel, a renowned guitarist with whom he’s recorded. “I always admired his compositions and the way he played. When he was teaching in Berlin he was also teaching piano. I had studied with him privately and knew we’d record together someday.” Original compositions from Falling Up will be the main programming in Saskatoon. The CD, which was recorded in New York, has been hailed for a refined, modern sound. Two of the songs with some familiarity are Eleanor Rigby and Black is the Color.


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In winter large flocks of Bohemian waxwings may visit a neighbourhood, perching high up in a spruce or poplar, then swooping down to strip fruit trees in the area before moving on. (Photo by Gordon Crockford)


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By Carol Blenkin banded five times more Bohemian inter in Saskatoon is always waxwings than anybody else. Mary brightened by the arrival of Houston has banded 5,340 indilarge flocks of big, loud grey viduals since 1951. Of all the birds birds. They are Bohemian waxwings. banded in North America, there have Bohemian means wanderer, and wanbeen only 66 recoveries. Forty-four der they do. These birds emerge from were Mary’s. The results confirm Nature Notes their nesting regions in the foothills a migratory pattern of west to east and mountains of Alberta and forests of movement from summer to winter. British Columbia to wander in search of food. There are two kinds of waxwings: cedarand Saskatoon provides a wonderful buffet of fro- Bohemian. In the summer cedar waxwings visit zen fruit on the many mountain ash and ornamen- and nest in Saskatoon. By mid-September most tal crabapple trees, cotoneasters and fruit-bearing have flown south to spend their winters in the bushes that we have planted in our yards. This is northern United States. Shortly after that, Bohemione of the Bohemians wintering areas; we have a an waxwings arrive. Many spend the winter in the record of their presence and numbers going back populated areas of Saskatchewan. They are often a hundred years because of the famous Christseen from October to April, although their arrival mas bird count (CBC) conducted all over North times vary greatly. American for two weeks around Christmas. DurBoth cedar and Bohemian waxwings are sleek ing a one-day CBC in 1975, Saskatoon observers grey birds with distinctive crests and both appear reported 12,442 individuals — the highest number to be wearing sporty racing sunglasses. They can in North America! By contrast only 79 Bohemian generally be identified by the season in which you waxwings were counted on the 1988 CBC. see them. Also, Bohemians are larger and louder, On March 20, 2013, Gordon Crockford saw a and they form larger flocks than their summer flock of more than 2,300 in his northeast neighcousins. A distinctive field mark of Bohemian bourhood in Saskatoon. He reported his sighting waxwings is their rich cinnamon undertail feathon SaskBirds, an internet forum dedicated to daily ers. These are easily visible when they are feeding. bird sightings. It is a wonderful source of informaThe downside of hosting hundreds of feedtion for both casual and dedicated birders. ing and perching waxwings is the purplish-red Gordon also rescued an inebriated waxwing. droppings they leave on parked cars near the food When overripe berries start to ferment they can sources. On a positive note, they often clean off be intoxicating. Gordon saw a bird fall 20 feet out all the berries during a short time and move on to of a Russian olive tree into a metre of soft snow. other trees. He extricated it and took it to the Western College A visit by Bohemian waxwings is a spectacle of of Veterinary Medicine where they have a drunk whirling, swirling birds accompanied by a trilling tank for just such an occasion. If you find a bird chorus. Watch for them in a tree near you! in distress from inebriation or obvious injury, Jan (Carol Blenkin is a member of the Saskatoon Shadick, a wildlife rehabilitator, urges you to call Nature Society. Visit us at www.saskatoonnaturethe wildlife hotline at 306-242-7177. or is home to the person who has NatureSociety.) This month we are making healthier treats for our kids and grandkids. This recipe has the winning combination of coconut and lentils — two power foods! Eighty-five per cent of the calories in coconut meat come from coconut oil, so it is a healthy fat. Coconut also has fibre, B vitamins, iron and zinc. Lentils are a small but nutritionally mighty member of the legume family. They are a good source of cholesterol-lowering fibre. They also supply us with copper, phosphorus, iron, protein, vitamin B1, pantothenic acid, zinc, potassium and vitamin B6. Serving these bars to those little developing bodies feels great!


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Bust a Move

Fundraiser brings back memories of my mom’s fight with breast cancer


ast week I was visiting left me feeling that cancer — a Grade 8 classroom in especially in the breasts — was Saskatoon. I feel lucky something to be beaten. And I to have the occasional chance shared her story where needed. to be with a group of young Then I found a lump on my people. There is something right breast. I did as my doctor about them and their observahad advised and went straight to tions that is really revealing. the emergency clinic. My doctor At one point I was sharing met me there to do a biopsy. I the story of the upcoming Bust remember her calling down the a Move fundraiser and saying hall: “And she’s got a history, so that the proceeds would all go put a rush on that.” Columnist toward breast health care in I had to have a lumpectomy, Saskatoon. the result of which was a oneOne young man, try as he did, just ounce benign lump. The two weeks that I couldn’t hold back a giggle. The mention of had to wait for the results were brutal. a breast just did that to him. Every morning during my recovery I Being a woman, I have grown up with would wake to see my one swollen breast breasts, both during frustrating and reward- slowly deflating as it healed, wondering ing times. where it would stop. I remember looking As a pre-teen I waited for what would daily in the mirror, humming Taps to myself surely change my life, praying every night, in a kazoo-like manner — appropriate music wondering what kind of endowments I’d to accompany the deflating but healing receive. They were endowments that frankly breast. never did play out the way my hopes had Forever after that I started watching myanticipated. There was one shock when my self, watching for lumps. None have plagued first pregnancy left me with 40 DD breasts. my body. I’ve been lucky. There have been I didn’t know where to put them. I wanted many Saskatoon women that I know who to get a T-shirt that read “These aren’t mine” battled breast cancer, and for the most part just so men would stop looking. won. In all cases these women stepped up I breast fed my way through four sons. to the challenge, demonstrating equal parts To this day the strength of purpose and love of grace, intelligence and strength in their that I hold goes straight back to those moapproach. ments. Margo Berry is a friend who goes back The breast took a far different meaning to my high school years. Even today Margo when my mother told me that she had cancer looks like she has just stepped off a fashion in one of her breasts. I was 16 and had set. At the age of 45 Margo found a lump in heard of cancer. But it was 1972, and people her breast. What followed was not one but weren’t talking about it. two lumpectomies, as not all was removed My mother soldiered her way through a the first time. challenging period in her life. When I look Margo was told she had Stage 1 cancer. back I marvel at her strength — mother of She asked for imaging to be done on the four, a school teacher, with no one to talk to other breast, only to reveal more lumps and as she journeyed through the decisions to be the need for two more lumpectomies. made. My father was around, but like many “Enough!” cried Margo, and a double men of his era, he didn’t know how to deal mastectomy was ordered. with sickness. Especially female issues. Margo’s decision was based on her own In fact I saw him turn completely white might to survive and fuelled by a support the day he took me to see mom after the group called Bosom Buddies. surgery to remove her right breast. “There is incredible support,” she said. Mom was allowed to bring a Jobst Thanks in part to Bosom Buddies and machine home for treatment. She had a its goal of meeting the needs of women, the stocking on her arm, it was hooked up to the Breast Health Centre opened in Saskatoon. machine, which jiggled and jostled her arm Fundraising continues in support of for hours to help keep the blood flowing. breast health research and imaging equipSometimes I’d hear Mom crying. It was ment through the Bust A Move event at the out of fear, despair and frustration. As a Saskatoon Field House on April 12. young woman figuring out my own body, I’ve entered a team — Margaret’s Girls I wasn’t equipped to be the shoulder for — named after my mother. my mom to lean on. As the eldest daughter Since the days of my mother’s chalI could feel and hear her preparing me for lenge, the approach to breast cancer is more life’s possibilities, especially now that she positive, supportive and hopeful. If she was had cancer. alive, my mother would have been leading Mom lived for 32 more years. Eventuthe way at Bust a Move. Instead my sisters, ally she succumbed to cancer. But those friends and I will be there. years were a gift, and I think she knew that. For more information on Bust a Move Mom’s success (as I always referred to it) please visit

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undee Homes’ latest showpiece in Hampton Village is a 1,149-square-foot, three-bedroom bi-level located at 1402 Richardson Road. Delivering a family-friendly design, the home features an open foyer that accesses the basement level and the main floor. The foyer also offers convenient entry to the attached double garage. There are many attractive features in this model, including elegant laminate flooring on much of the main level, generous living space and pleasing aesthetic features, such as wall niches and vaulted ceilings. The living room is open to the kitchen. The kitchen features dark maple cupboards, an above-range microwave, a

built-in dishwasher and a dining area that has a garden door leading to a future deck. Home owners will enjoy the huge centre island in the kitchen: it adds extra counter space and increased storage capacity. A four-piece bathroom is also located on this level. Off the master bedroom are a walk-in closet and a shower-equipped en suite bathroom. The basement is open for development. A separate side entrance to the lower level also offers the possibility of adding a rental suite. This showhome is listed at $439,900. It can be viewed Mondays to Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Travel Quebec’s Flavour Trail: bon voyage, bon appétit!


hen you travel the galleries and craft boutiques are Charlevoix region its flower-bedecked restaurants. of Quebec you’ll be Further along the Flavour mesmerized by the beauty of Trail, in the resort community the passing scenery. of La Malbaie, visitors can It’s a place where rolling choose to play the Fairmont Le farm fields are squeezed beManoir Richelieu’s 18-hole golf tween forest-covered mouncourse, try their luck at the catains and the St. Lawrence, a sino next door, tour the town’s place where the river meets the museum and take in the many sea. As you glance over to the artisan studios in and around the mighty St. Lawrence you can community. Travel try to imagine the explorers La Malbaie’s many hostelries who travelled this waterway. add to its appeal as a base to From the early 1500s on, the likes of explore the rest of the region. L’Auberge Jacques Cartier and Samuel de Champlain Les 3 Canards and L’Auberge La Romance steered along this stretch of river towards both offer a cozy atmosphere and comfortwhat would become Canada. able rooms at prices that won’t take your Beginning about 100 kilometres north- breath away. east of Quebec City, near the pretty town La Malbaie serves up a stunning of Baie-Saint-Paul, Charlevoix stretches panorama of Canada’s historic river, a along the north shore of the great river to waterway that remains a significant feature the whale-watching town of Baie-Sainte- of our nation’s identity. Catherine. For a wilderness component, drive But it is not only the scenery that will about 70 kilometres north to the Parc des fight for your attention. The region’s tradi- Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie to tions, crafts and distinct culinary heritage enjoy hiking, mountain biking and kayakmake it a fascinating destination. ing adventures amid outstanding scenery. A perfect example is Laiterie CharlevWith all that exercise and fresh air, your oix, the home of fourth-generation cheese- appetite should be tuned up for an evening makers and a must-stop along Charlevoix of fine dining. So a visit to La Pinsonniere ‘s Flavour Trail. The trail is a route that on the outskirts of La Malbaie will provide encourages visitors to use their taste buds a memorable gastronomic treat. Overlookas well as a map to discover the delights of ing carefully tended gardens with one of regional gastronomy. the best views of the St. Lawrence, the The cheese producer is part of the Relais et Chateaux property provides chic growing agro-tourism industry in the area. accommodation and a dining experience The company concentrates on making and not soon forgotten. selling cheese to local restaurants, hotels For a refreshing quaff of cider, catch the and the all-important tourists who stop by free 15-minute ferry to Isle-aux-Coudres, a the store on the outskirts of Baie-Saintsmall island southwest of La Malbaie near Paul. While offering production demonSaint-Joseph de la Rive. strations and samplings of award-winning Cidrerie et Vergers Pedneault cider Charlevoix cheeses, visitors can also enjoy house is yet another inter-generational a tour of the mini-museum above the shop. operation. Michel Pedneault’s father Here displays of historical cheese-making planted his first orchards around 1918, tools and photographs of the old family concentrating on selling his fruit to maindairy dating back to almost the beginning land customers. Now Michel and his wife, of the 19th century add to the appeal of Julie, produce a variety of apple ciders and this fromagerie. apple/fruit/berry blends that range in alcoIn the pretty, artsy town of Baie-Saint- hol content from zero to 20 per cent. Paul, the only businesses outnumbering art From sparkling ciders to tasty aperi-


Almost 200 years old, Les Moulins de l’Isle-aux-Coudres still grinds grain and sells bread to visitors (Photo by Peter Wilson) tifs, Pedneault’s production is aimed at satisfying many palates. Not many people who visit his tasting room leave the place empty handed At nearby Les Moulins de l’Isle-auxCoudres, visitors can see traditional milling and bread-making at the fully operational water mill and windmill. They were built in 1825 and 1836 respectively. It is a perfect place to get the fixings for a picnic. There are many dining experiences in the region. The challenge facing visitors to Charlevoix ‘s Flavour Route is choosing where to stop. Along River Route 362, exactly half-

way between La Malbaie and Baie-SaintPaul, you’ll find Restaurant Les Saveurs Oubliées. Here chef/owner Regis Herve specializes in dishes of Charlevoix lamb using locally grown vegetables and fresh herbs from his garden. If you arrive early for dinner, Herve is pleased to take guests on a scratch-and-sniff tour of his extensive herb garden. Like many chefs here, he prefers using ingredients that are grown close to his kitchen. For more information on the Flavour Route and the Charlevoix region of Quebec visit

Minor hockey registration to be held in spring Tammy Robert Saskatoon Express s the Saskatoon minor hockey season winds down for another year and our thoughts turn to summer, the notion of registering your kids for next year may be the farthest thing from your mind. Not anymore. This year the Saskatoon Minor Hockey Association (SMHA) has announced registration for the 2014-2015 season will be held from April 15 to June 15. The SMHA wants to make sure you know that not only is this an early registration, it’s the only registration for next season. “With our growth it’s just good business to get organized earlier,” said Kelly Boes, executive director of the SMHA. “We’ve got an incredibly tight ice schedule to work with, and just don’t have the time anymore in September to get everything allocated and scheduled in three weeks. We need to know our numbers earlier; we need to know if we have to adjust earlier.” In 2008 there were 245 minor hockey teams, encompassing ages five to 17-year-olds. The 2013-2014 season closed out with 294 teams, indicating


an increase of approximately 1,000 kids over six years. The SMHA uses all available ice in the city, including civic and private rinks, working around various age groups, particularly the younger children. “The biggest problem area is for ice for the younger kids,” said Boes. “We have seen the most increase in registration numbers for younger teams, and there’s only so much ice available between 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. We can’t have little kids on the ice when they’re 10 and under at 10 o’clock at night. We’re very limited just by their bedtimes. With midget-aged kids, we’re not as concerned.” “We try and get our hands on everything we can,” he continued, saying that while Warman and Martensville are facing their own ice shortages, rinks in other towns near Saskatoon, such as Aberdeen, may be used. While indoor ice rink space is becoming increasingly tight, there is currently no formal plan in place for the SMHA to use Saskatoon’s outdoor rinks, which are currently under the jurisdiction of each local community association. “It’s so hit and miss, the upkeep is not consistent and each community associa-

tion is so different,” said Boes. “Some are taken care of as good as an indoor rink, while others get scraped once a month or aren’t flooded at all. We do encourage our teams to go out and use outdoor rinks where they can as extra ice time, but that’s all.” In the meantime, Boes thinks the move to spring registration will be well received by Saskatoon parents. “In a way this might even be better for our parents, who can register in the spring and get it out of the way before going on summer holidays,” Boes said. “Everyone knows how crazy it is when we start school. We’re also going to offer payment options over June, July and August, as opposed to making a big payment in the fall. It might seem a little weird to register in the spring at first, but most major centres in Canada have already made the change.” “It’s important that parents understand that April through June of this year isn’t an early minor hockey registration. It is the one and only registration period,” said Boes. “So please take the time, get on there, get it out of the way and make sure your child gets to have fun playing in his or her zone this fall.”

2014-2015 Saskatoon Minor Hockey Registration April 15, 2014 – June 15, 2014 Aces Zone — Bobcats Zone — Comets Female — www.cometshockey. ca Flyers Zone — Redwings Zone — Renegades Zone — Wild Zone — GSHL Tier 1 Tryouts — Registration period applies to all age groups — Initiation (born 2008-09); Novice (2006-07); Atom (2004-05); Peewee (2002-03); Bantam (2000-01); Midget (1997-99); Midget Non-Contact (1996-99) Note: All zones will be offering payment programs over the summer months. For more information visit www.smha., phone 306-244-1363 or email

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Dumplings),Vareniki (Perogies), Vinegret, (Beet salad),Blini (Crepes) and sweet baked goods! Cocktails and social time: 4 p.m; buffetstyle dinner: 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Cash bar. APRIL 2-3 Tickets: $20. Third Avenue United Church 304 Third Avenue North What: High school bands will be featured in ***** the Saskatoon Jazz Society’s fourth annual big band nights. Appearing on Wednesday will Agriculture in the City, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The be bands from Marion Graham, Bedford Road, Mall at Lawson Heights food court. Ag in the Lloydminster Holy Rosary and North Battleford City is a family event that helps people discover the role agriculture plays in their daily lives. Composite. Appearing on Thursday will be The event will feature exhibitors with interacbands from Bishop Mahoney, Centennial Collegiate and Walter Murray. Show times are 7:30 tive displays, a children’s learning zone and a main stage that will include a live cooking p.m. Where: The Bassment, 202 4th Avenue show, a So You Think You Know Ag game show North. Tickets: $7 for SJS members, $10 for with prizes, a chance to meet local farmers and non-members. hear from local agricultural researchers and companies. For more information visit www. APRIL 4 What: German-born pianist-composer Florian Hoefner makes his first Canadian tour, unveil- ***** MENSA is an international, non-profit society ing the works from his latest CD, Falling Up, which includes Eleanor Rigby and Black Is The for people who score among the top two per cent of the general population on a standardColor. He’s produced 10 CDS, including one ized IQ test. A supervised IQ testing session with renowned guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel. is being held in Saskatoon on Saturday, Apr. 5, Show time is 9 p.m. Where: The Bassment, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.  The cost is $90, or $70 for 202 4th Avenue North. Tickets: $20 for SJS students.  If you are interested in attending this members, $25 for non-members session, please call Tim at 306-242-7408 or e-mail April 4-5 ***** The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass, Legion Branch 63 Lounge Entertainment: Slim performed by the Station Singers of Rosthern, Chance & High Rollers. 3:30 p.m. (606 Spadina accompanied by the Grinnin’ Pickers, including Crescent West). Everyone welcome. Kim de Laforest, Lucas Welsh, Doug Knowles, Kristen Berkel and Doug Gilmour, under the APRIL 7 direction of Duff Warkentin. April 4 at Station Arts Centre, Rosthern, 7:30 p.m., and April 5 at Dr. Sharma Show (Stop Being a Yo-Yo). A lightNutana Mennonite Church, 7:30.  Tickets avail- hearted look at the ups and downs of weight loss, join Dr. Arya Sharma for an entertaining able at Station Arts Centre, McNally Robinson evening on debunking obesity and weight Booksellers, from choir members, and at the management myths and learn about the latest door. $20 adults, $10 students, $5 under science on what works and what doesn’t. 12. Rush seating. Broadway Theatre, 7 p.m. Ticket price: $12. Available at or at the APRIL 5 door (cash only). All proceeds going to support What: Amos Garrett is one of the most innovate the Canadian Obesity Network. For more inforguitarists of all time and one of his legendary mation visit, info@ solos was performed on Maria Muldaur’s hit, Midnight at the Oasis. Garrett explores the bluesy and more melodic side of jazz along APRIL 8 with Keith Smith on guitar and Greg Carroll Service Canada Presentation: Programs for on bass. Show time is 8 p.m. Where: The Bassment, 202 4th Avenue North. Tickets: $30 Seniors. Learn about Canada Pension Plan Retirement Pension, Pension Sharing, Disability for SJS members, $40 for non-members Benefits, Death and Survivor Benefits, Old Age Security Pension, Guaranteed Income APRIL 11 Supplement, Allowance, and Allowance for the United in Song: Saskatoon Children’s Choir Survivor and more. 10 a.m. to noon. Cost: $10. in Concert, 7:30 p.m., Third Avenue United Location: Saskatoon Council on Aging, 2020 Church. Under the artistic direction of Phoebe College Drive (Saskatoon Field House). Phone Voigts, the Saskatoon Children’s Choir explores 306-652-2255 or email to choral folk music from Canada and beyond our LS908572.C31 Liza register. borders. Also on the program are compositions by classical and contemporary composers. Tickets are $25 and are available at McNally Robinson Booksellers, and at the door. Reserved seating. For more information: www.

The Princess Shop’s seventh annual Glass Slipper Benefit for Princesses (presented by K+S Potash) at TCU Place. The evening will feature dinner, live and silent auctions, emcees Sheri Ebert and Shauna Foster, a keynote presentation by a past Princess graduate, and entertainment by the St Mary Oskayak Dance Troupe. Time: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more information visit

APRIL 4-6 Bridge City Artists 2014 Exhibition and Sale. Albert Community Centre (Clarence Avenue and 12th Street, south entrance). Meet the painters and see their recent original works at the opening reception on April 4 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Show continues April 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and April 6 from noon to 5 p.m. For more information call 306-374-0084 or 306-374- 5049, or visit ***** Artists’ Workshop’s 24th Annual Art Show and Sale at Grace Westminster Church auditorium (505 10th Street East). April 4 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., April 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and April 6 from noon to 4 p.m. Presented by Virginia Beaubier, Valerie Borycki, Margaret Bremner, Lou Chrones, Janet Danyliuk, Kathryn Green, Lorraine Khachatourians, Karen Maguire, Val Miles, Valerie Munch, Eva Peters-Kooy, Gail Prpick, Kathleen Slavin and Marilyn Weiss. For further details go to http://artistsworkshop1.

MISCELLANEOUS Every Monday There’s Hope Beyond Depression Program. Free introductory sessions Feb. 3 or Feb. 10 from 7 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Where: 327 Pinehouse Drive (wheelchair accessible). For more info call Pekka at 306-717-1665 or email

First Saturday of every month What: The MindFULL Café, part of the international Alzheimer Café movement, is an opportunity to meet in a relaxed social setting for persons with dementia, family, care partners and other interested people. The Café is a two-hour get together with refreshments, entertainment and information. First Saturday of the month from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Where: Sherbrooke Community Centre.

Every Tuesday Tops #5273 meets at St. Mathews Hall (135109th Street West). Weigh-in from 5:45 p.m. to 6:15. Meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Experience a healthy weight loss. For more information call 306- 249-2029 or 306-9313286.

First Tuesday of every month What: FROMI - Friends and Relatives of People with Mental Illness. These meetings run from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Where:  W.A. Edwards Family Centre, 333 Fourth Avenue North (wheelchair accessible).If you have a loved one or friend with a mental illness and you need understanding support, contact Carol at 306-249-0693,



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What: Singles Social Group - “All About Us” for people in their 50s and 60s. Events such asweekly Wednesday restaurant suppers, monthly Sunday brunches, movie nights, dances, pot luck and more. Meet new friends. No membership dues. For more information or phone (306) 978-0813. ***** The Off Broadway Farmers’ Market and International Bazaar from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the basement of Emmanuel Anglican Church (607 Dufferin Ave. and 12th Street). A variety of Saskatchewan foods ranging from grass-fed beef, Katadin lamb, free-range eggs, and several varieties of frozen fish. Fresh baking, German pastry, and fresh and frozen Indian food including samosas are other features. Guest vendors may call 306-664-2940 for details.

Third Tuesday of the Month What: Monthly Drop-In Caregiver Support Group. Who: Caregivers for adult family members or friends. Cost:  Free (presented by Saskatoon Health Region). To Register: Jeanne (306-655-3426) or Karen (306-655-3427).

Third Thursday of the Month The Saskatoon Prostate Cancer Support Group is a local community group of men who have or who have had prostate cancer, and their spouses/partners/caregivers. We meet monthly for sharing, for support, and for information. Location: W.A. Edwards Centre, 333 – 4th Avenue North.

Every Second Wednesday

What: Friendship Force International, Saskatoon and Area Club. We are an organization of more than 360 clubs in more than 50 countries throughout the world. FFI allows you to enjoy economical travel while forging new friendships with club members from around the First Monday of every world. Visit our website at www.thefriendmonth Saskatoon Ostomy Association meetings. 7:30 Find out more about us or come join us at our next meeting by contacting Bill p.m. at Mayfair United Church. We meet the first Monday of the month except when there is Gulka at 306-249-0243 or by email w.gulka@ a holiday. Then it is the second Monday.





First and Third Saturdays of Month Lions Clubs Texas Holdem Tournaments: $60 buy in, $40 to the prize pool. 7 p.m. start time. Must be 19. The Coachman Bar Market Mall. Call 306-668-0015 for more info.

Every Tuesday and Thursday Bridge City Senioraction Inc: Classes every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  Registration is $20, drop-in fee is $2. For information, call Sheila at 306-931-8053 or Kathy at 306-244-0587.

Every Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday Overeaters Anonymous: Is food a problem for you? Do you eat when you’re not hungry? Do you binge, purge or restrict? Is your weight affecting your life? We are a non-profit 12-step group that meets on Tuesdays at noon and 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. For more information including locations visit

Every Saturday Country Farms Marketplace, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Confederation Mall.

First Friday of Every Month

The Classic Dance Club of Saskatoon hosts ballroom dancing at the Royal Canadian Legion, 606 Spadina Cres. West. Lesson: 7:45 to 8:30 p.m. Dancing from 8:30 to midnight. Linda at 306-933-2085, Lois at 306-242-7670 Admission: Members $12, non-members $17. Student members: $10, and student nonor e-mail members $12. Memberships:  Students $10, Non-students $25. For more information visit First and Third Sunday of each month

Delivery is extra. Tax is extra. One Coupon per order/table perday. Expires April 15, 2014

APRIL 11 The Army, Navy & Airforce Veterans’ Club (359 First Avenue North): Giant Three Table Easter meat draw. From breakfast to midnight snack. Draw starts at 6:30 p.m. Music by Forever Young.

APRIL 12 Ham supper, Third Avenue United Church. 5:30 p.m. Advance Tickets: $12; At the door: $15; Children 6-12: $6; Children 5 and under- free. For more information call 306-652-6812.

APRIL 11-12 Watermarks Art Show and Sale to be held at Luther Riverside Terrace (915 Saskatchewan Crescent West) Meet the 20 artists and view their exciting new works. Hours are:  Friday from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Free admission. 

APRIL 11-13 Big Sky Artists, 2014 Annual Art Show and Sale. April 11, 5 to 9:30 p.m.; April 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; April 13, noon to 4 p.m. Grace Westminster Church Auditorium  (10th St and Eastlake Avenue)

APRIL 12, 13

Prairie River Art Show. April 12: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; April 13: 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Third Floor Mayfair Artists show and sale from noon to Albert Community Centre (610 Clarence Ave. 4:30 p.m. at Mayfair United Church (902 – 33rd South). Street West — east door). Come and enjoy our recent original works, have refreshments and MAY 1 enter the door prize draw. Jane’s Walk Saskatoon will present a film APRIL 5 about the Sturdy Stone Centre at the Main Fundraiser for the Russian Matryoshka Library at 7 p.m. Free event with coffee and Pavilion at the Saskatoon and Regina Folkfests. information about the walks on May 2-4. You can taste our Borsh, Pelmeni (Meat Contact: or


Jane’s Walk Saskatoon will take place from a variety of locations. The walks are freely given and free to join. For times, walk names and start points, see listings at or Twitter: @janeswalksktoon.




MAY 2-4

Saskatoons Best Thai Cuisine

EVENTS West Coast Swing Dance Party at Louis’ Pub. Free introductory lesson at 7:30 p.m., Advanced beginner lesson at 8:30 p.m. and dancing the rest of the night. For more information please visit

What: Pet Loss Support Group, Support and comfort to people who are struggling with the loss of a beloved companion animal due to old age, sickness or other sad reasons. The no-obligation support group meets the first and third Sunday of every month 2 p.m. at the W.A. Edwards Centre, 333 4th Avenue North, Saskatoon. For more information or telephone support, call 306-343-5322.

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays

Canadian Light Source Tours The synchrotron research facility opens for the public on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m., and the following evenings at 7 p.m.: March 20 and April 17. Admission is free. Pre-registration is required. Call 306-657-3644 or email outreach@ Info at education/public_tours.php

Newcomers’ Club

The Saskatoon Newcomers’ Club welcomes new female residents in the Saskatoon area, as well as those who have recently undergone a significant change in lifestyle (such as relationship status, retirement, or becoming a new parent). A new resident is defined as one who has not resided in Saskatoon and/ Every Thursday or surrounding area for more than three years. What: Depression Support Group — free group The club holds monthly dinner outings, coffee runs on the first and third Thursday of each gatherings, book club and other planned activimonth, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. This is open ties.  If interested, please reply by email Sasto anyone struggling with depression and fam- or call ily members wanting to support them. Where: 306-668-8131.  311 – 38th Street East. This is a wheelchair accessible building. For more info call 270-9181. Rider Pep Band auditions What: Free art drop-in at the SCYAP Art Centre. All ages welcome, all materials supplied, no registration required. Every Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m., Thursday 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m., and Saturday 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Every Wednesday The Saskatoon Mood disorder support group for people with bi-polar, depression and other related mental health problem meets at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church at 323 4th Ave. South (south entrance) at 7:30 p.m. For more information call Al at 306-716-0836 or Lindi at 306-491-9398. *****

Auditions will be held April 6 in Regina for the Saskatchewan Roughrider Pep Band. The band will play at all home games and the Grey Cup in Vancouver. Auditions and the first rehearsal are from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Eagles Club, 1600 Halifax Street in Regina. For more information email or call Bob at 1-306-586-2639. The team also has a website:

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Looking for love in-law the wrong places

Dear Lianne, I am not sure how to say this, but I have a crush on my brother-inlaw. He is married to my sister, but would have been perfect for me. What do I do? It just seems wrong. — Sister Dear Sister, It is not wrong to admire and respect him. It is wrong to lust after him. Grab a piece of paper and a pen. Now start writing a list of the characteristics your brother-in-law has Relationships that you admire. Evaluate that list SS50553.C31 Jamesand try and determine which charac-


daughter just came home from a weekend at her dad’s and informed me she had another shower with his girlfriend. The other time I heard about this I went ape on him and said it was never to happen again. Now what do I do? — Crystal Dear Crystal, I certainly appreciate your concern and understand why you would be angry. I would suggest contacting your ex and letting him know you need to sit down with him and his girlfriend for a discussion. In a very

teristics you should be looking for in a fellow. Under no circumstances do you tell your sister or brother-in-law how you feel. I will be in Saskatoon interviewing new clients April 22-25. Providing you are a non-smoker who can pass a criminal record check, as well as me feeling you’re ready for a relationship, I would be happy to meet with you to discuss possibilities of finding love through Camelot. Call me at 1-204-888-1529, and we can talk about it. Dear Lianne, I am furious. My four-year-old




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calm and rational manner tell them in no uncertain terms are either of them to shower or bathe with your daughter. Once this is agreed upon, I would send both a follow-up email outlining the agreement. Should it ever happen again, I would urge you to contact your lawyer immediately. As angry as this makes you, dealing with it rationally will be much more advantageous.


















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