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Hyde Park

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project, it’s obvious that Rogers played an integral role from Day One. ot everyone can say that they “Way back in 2000, the SWF forwardhave seen their dream come true. ed me a message saying that the City of Saskatoon resident Bob Rogers is Saskatoon was developing a southeast one of the lucky ones. sector storm-water management plan,” The retired Saskatoon science teacher he said. “It was planned for just off Boyis about to attend the ribbon cutting to chuk Drive, where there was a line of officially open Hyde Park wetland area, small prairie marshes with one big marsh a 128-acre outdoor parks and education in the centre. Our understanding of the destination located in Saskatoon’s Rose- engineering plan at that time was that the wood community. developers were coordinating with the “Outdoor science was my big thing. City to deepen some of those marshes And I’m also a hunter, fisherman and to turn them into storm-water capture conservationist,” said Rogers. “I joined basins.” the Saskatoon Wildlife Federation back in That was all well and fine, said Rogers, 1997, and immediately got really inbecause storm-water capture basins obvivolved in the habitat projects.” ously save local residents and their homes Today, Rogers remains the long-runfrom being flooded in a rainstorm. Howning habitat chairperson for the Saskatoon ever, storm-water basins do little more Wildlife Federation (SWF) organization. than that, lying relatively useless when While he humbly makes reference to all they’re not soaking up excess rainwater. the people and stakeholders who have “Storm-water basins are basically just a been part of developing the Hyde Park big bathtub,” said Rogers. “They have no


ecological or wildlife value whatsoever.” With that in mind, Rogers and members of the local chapter of Ducks Unlimited drove out to the area — which would eventually become Saskatoon’s Rosewood neighbourhood — to have a look at the land. Their focus was a 65acre body of water, the biggest in the line of marshes on the roughly 200 acres in question. “We saw that big marsh was a garbage dump,” said Rogers. “It was full of junk, fridges, tires, construction waste that people had illegally dumped. We looked through that and said, ‘What if it could be restored? It could function as a stormwater basin in a natural setting.’ ” Rogers and his colleagues knew that Saskatoon could do better than what they had planned for the area — that the existing prairie marshes could both be preserved as a natural wetland resource and serve an invaluable service to surrounding homeowners in the event of flooding.

“Ducks Unlimited and I wrote and petitioned the City to speak at city council to the issue. We did enough lobbying that the City put it to a vote and the original plan was unanimously deferred. Saskatoon city council recognized the area could be restored to a natural prairie marsh in the city. It would be a huge educational tool for schools to teach kids prairie ecology.” In 2002, after unanimously voting to support the new plan, the City hired a firm out of Edmonton that had experience in prairie engineering projects. The Saskatoon Wildlife Federation, Ducks Unlimited and the Rosewood Community Association were identified as stakeholders. For the next 12 years they dutifully sat through planning and development meetings as the process of designing and restoring the wetlands took place. The SWF donated $100,000 to the project, by way of $10,000 per year over 10 years. (Continued on page 9)

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Tweeting with Clara Hughes


had an interesting thanking each other. I surprise when I opened thanked her for tweeting the my Twitter account one link, and she thanked me for morning last week. As I publishing the story. Every was scrolling through the bit helps in spreading the tweets, I saw one from Clara word, she said. Hughes. Attached to it was It was pretty cool. the story I shared about my ***** struggle with anxiety. As a child, Sunday nights I haven’t had a single rewere the best, despite having gret about publishing it. The to go to school the next day. response was quite amazThose of my generation Editor ing. There were a number might recall watching Walt of “you too?” moments. Disney, the Ed Sullivan Clearly, anxiety and depression have Show and Gunsmoke back to back to touched a lot of families in our comback. It was the one school night when munity. many of us snuck an extra hour of time I had sent the link to the story to before going to bed. As long as we ate Clara’s media person about two weeks everything on our plate at supper, that earlier. I was trying to get an interview is. with Clara in advance of her visit Today there are not many nights to Saskatoon. As part of the email, when I know what is going to be on I added the link to my story and the television. Part of that is the hundreds Page 2 piece in which I mentioned of channel choices. And part is indifferClara was one of my inspirations for ence. publishing it. The first television show I saw in coI didn’t get the interview, but I got lour was Walt Disney. Our neighbours the surprise. I started following Clara invited us over to watch it. It was amazon Twitter when she had fewer than ing. I still remember the position of the 200 followers. That number has now television in their home and where I sat. exceeded 25,000. Each one of those I was less a fan of the Ed Sullivan people would have received the link to Show than Disney or Gunsmoke. I the story. Who knows how many would wasn’t interested in most of Sullivan’s have taken the time to read it. acts. I didn’t find Topo Gigio funny. Clara and I later exchanged tweets, Bands and singers were why I watched.


The reason I bring this up is because longtime local musician Ovide Pilon is recreating the Ed Sullivan Show on June 20 at the German Cultural Centre. The show will feature bands and voices from the past. Ovide has put together a cast that can cover the likes of the Beatles, Monkees and Beach Boys. He has singers that can do Buddy Holly, Patsy Cline and Brenda Lee. We have tickets to give away. To enter the draw, email Please put “tickets” in the subject line. ***** I met with John Tyson a couple of weeks ago to profile his new business. I had heard good things about Pink Cadillacs Malt Shop & Diner in the Willowgrove neighbourhood, and wanted to check it out. My first impression of the diner was the nice 1950’s and early 1960’s feel it has. It was bigger than I expected. I admire people who invest so much of their time, energy and money to open businesses. John is one of those. Opening a diner of this size, and employing almost 40 people, must come with many sleepless nights. I wish John and all business owners the best. They open stores and restaurants to make the quality of our lives better. It was great meeting John. The story is on Page 14.

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Kevin Tobin puts together an all-star lineup

evin Tobin was persistent When Hill was with the in his pursuit of big-name Fugees, they were the secondstars for the 2014 SaskTel biggest rhythm and blues act Saskatchewan Jazz Festival. And worldwide, ranking only bethe public has responded like never hind Michael Jackson. She’s in before. demand today, as witnessed by Lauryn Hill, once a member of the early returns on four sellthe Fugees and now a soloist in her out concerts she’s performing own right, will appear at the TD in the United Kingdom in Sepmainstage at the Delta Bessbortember. One of her trademark ough Gardens on June 25. People songs is Killing Me Softly. snapped up the 3,400 available “We have looked at her as tickets within five hours and 26 a possibility for a few years,” minutes. said Tobin. “We like her diverPeople John Legend, the winner of nine sity and saw her as a perfect Grammy awards and currently a fit for the Gardens. We’d been favourite on the charts with the talking with her people back song All of Me, will headline on June 22. All and forth early in the year. It looked like she of his tickets were gone within five days. wouldn’t do any Canadian dates and the talks Tegan and Sara, the Canadian indie pop fell through. But we always stayed in touch. twins, were such favourites in 2012 that When I made a second offer, they confirmed the public was demanding a return visit. within an hour. With strong support for their 2013 singles, “She is among the artists recommended I Was a Fool and Closer, and for their by others in the industry. Often that is a good 2014 single, Where Does the Good Go, way to go.” the sisters sold out their June 26 concert in Legend was chosen in 2007 as the rapid time. Starlight award winner by the Songwrit“We’re living in territory where the ers’ Hall of Fame. Legend’s release of All festival hasn’t been before in its 27-year Of Me reached No. 1 this year. He sang the history,” said Tobin, the artistic director of song at the Billboard Music Awards in May. the event. “We have sold out the Gardens Legend has been quoted as saying, “The before, but never this quickly. The stature of right exposure came for it to seep into public the artists is one reason, but I now think that consciousness. The song is for everybody.” concertgoers see the value in early reserva“It is a plus when a single like All Of tions and they don’t want to miss out. We Me took off,” Tobin said. “The people at have reached the point now where the main the Winnipeg Jazz Festival were also very stage is protected from the weather condiinterested and, between the two of us, we tions and every concert in the Gardens goes, made it happen. We are the only two festivals rain or shine.” in Canada to sign him, but he will play a Hill and Legend have been on Tobin’s Calgary concert on the same trip.” radar for some time. Tobin added that Tegan and Sara are mak-



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Meeting Christina


Young homeless woman lives with regrets

n a recent visit to VanBy her own admission, she couver, I found myself grew up “with a silver spoon,” spending a bit of time but I soon grew to learn that sitting on the downtown hotel was only her optimistic attitude balcony watching the back showing through. alley life. Early in the morning, Truth be known, Kristina’s mid-afternoon or late at night, mom left the family when she there was always action in the was only two years old. She had alley. her own drug issues. Along with There were scavengers and three older siblings, Kristina was recyclers, down-and-outers and raised by her father. He had a community people just wheelwild side, proving to be a strict Columnist ing by. There were servers and disciplinarian and a man that workers who had popped out was feared by all. for a smoke. There were vandals spraying “And then everything got screwed up! the cement walls in a stealth-like style, stop- I was young, being taken care of by my ping at regular intervals to watch for police. older sisters who were partying and wild. Further down the alley was a scene that By 14, I was smoking pot; by 15 smoking drew my attention daily. A young man and cigarettes.” woman were sleeping in a doorway, waking Kristina kept going to school because each morning to a long-standing stretch and “her dad was strict and the boys were cute.” then spending the day welcoming visitors or It was a drag for her. Waking up late, her rearranging their stuff. father would rush her to school. On the last day of my trip, I went to see “Everyone saw my ugly side. I the couple. wouldn’t do the work, and when I would As I approached their back-alley hidedo it, it wasn’t good enough. I got A’s in away, the young woman stood and greeted the easy things like English, art, home ec, me with a handshake. Her partner wasn’t but I didn’t get algebra. I didn’t understand around. I told her straight up that I wrote and then I’d feel frustrated and humilistories and would love to hear hers. ated.” “Oh, I don’t want to go through it all When Kristina dropped out, everything right now and relive the whole thing,” she changed. said. “I had dreamed about a time when my “Well, just tell me as much you want,” I father and I would become friends and do said. “What’s your name?” things together. Well, it happened, but then “Christina.” the man who had provided for me and de“With a C?” I asked. manded of me was now partying with me She smiled. and telling me about his sexual exploits. I “No, with a K.” had gained a friend, but lost my dad.” “Have you been here long?” Kristina’s brief look of pain told of the “Here? Just a week. On the street, on love she still had for her dad. and off for the past bit. It’s my choice. I “I don’t talk to any of my family now. don’t want to work. No interest. I just want We used to be so close. I still do love them. to live. I’ve met my soul mate. I’m happy. Now it’s all so different. I dropped out of high school three months “When my mom was around, she just before finishing Grade 12. Trigonometry is couldn’t take care of us. I’ve seen her stuff, pointless to me.” her notes and pictures. She thought of us Kristina is a beautiful, strong, waif-like every day. I just know it. woman in her late teens. Her intelligence “Mom’s dead now and I live with the sparkles from her eyes and, though homeregret that I wasn’t nicer to her when she less, her emphasis on style speaks clearly was alive.” in her demeanour and deportment. With her All of this was described by Kristina in long hair pulled back and a tiara in place, a positive, frank and up-front manner. She CP90111.F16 Chenise she had style. delivered her story with a hint of poor me, a

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Christina lives in an alley in Vancouver (Photo by Shelly Loeffler) dash of reality and a good dose of common sense. Somewhere along the way she looked at me sideways and smiled, “My name is actually spelled with a C. I just didn’t know if I wanted to trust you.” As we visited, other homeless people would stop by. There was a real feeling of camaraderie among all. “I would totally go to school if you were my teacher,” she said. “I think there would be a lot more grads. “I’d like to go to cosmetology. I like style,” she said with an enchanting smile. “Or cooking; I can make a great breakfast. It feels good to cook. “But then I started smoking pot, and procrastination started setting in.” When I tried to challenge Christina’s negative projection of the future by suggesting she could be an attractive, intelligent role model for change, she smiled, musing with the thought for a bit. “You know, I met more people like you down here. Positive people filled with hope.

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‘Yeah, I’m rooting for you guys!’ ” I asked Christina what message she might like to give to the world. Her response came with some contemplation. She was weighing the importance of the opportunity in front of her. “Well, even though I hated school, I regret not graduating when I had the chance. People see me now and say, ‘Same ol’ Christina, still looking good.’ I wish I would have lived up to the smart, not just the attractive.” I slipped away to buy her bananas, smokes and water. When I returned, we exchanged hugs and names, promising to become friends on Facebook. As I stepped away, she stopped me and handed me a card featuring a bronzeembossed Bill Reid piece of art, a yellow feather and a small leather change purse. I wrapped my red shawl around her, my gift of trust. Once back to the hotel I stopped to read the card. “You brought me back. Forever appreciated. Xtina.”


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I have a bridge to sell you

ayor Don Atchison Another $10 million is comand city council must ing from the Property Realized think the taxpayers Reserve, which supposedly is of this city are stupid, or they the fund created from the sale wear that label themselves. of lots to private contractors. What reasonable person could But wait, isn’t that what the believe that a city could spend Land Bank does? The majority up to, or beyond, $252.6 milof lots sold by the Land Bank lion ($384 million with interare to contractors, with a handest) and not have tax increases ful left for citizens to purchase to pay for this spending? through a draw process. AlCouncil intends to borrow though we won’t get a mill-rate Columnist $30 million for the bridges, increase to pay for the bridge, amortized for 10 years. That would mean will we need a tax increase to replenish for each of the next 10 years an anwhatever reserves are drained? nual debt repayment of $3 million, plus In essence, are we robbing Peter to pay interest, must be made. If the intent is Paul? to take the loan payment from general How will we pay the 30 annual $7.8revenues, then some other need, such as million installments to the lucky private snow removal, street cleaning, parks or contractor who wins the bid for the bridge infrastructure repair, is left short funded. constructions? Well, we will have $1 milAlthough we won’t get a tax increase lion year from the province for the next for the bridge loan, will we get a tax 30 years as part of its contribution, asincrease for other necessary services or suming, of course, no future government needs because money has been funnelled can renege on this commitment. And $3.8 from those accounts to pay for bridge million from federal gas tax, assuming loan? that dollar figure holds firm, and money The $20 million is to come from the from the city coffers earmarked for arterevenue of sales of the Evergreen proprial roadways. erties. In years gone by, the City Land The question is what was all this Bank has used revenue from the sale of money being spent on up until now? Hylots in a previous development to fund pothetically speaking, if the federal gas the next development. The intent was that tax was previously used for infrastructure, the Land Bank would be self-financing as do we now get a mill-rate increase to the money recovered and profit genercover off necessary infrastructure costs ated from one project finances the next. If previously paid for through this funding? the Land Bank is stripped of its revenue, Will we not need any arterial roadways will we hear again that it costs money constructed over the next 30 years? If we to “grow the city” and thus a mill-rate do need a tax increase, remember it isn’t increase is necessary? Although we won’t for the bridge, it is for all the needs and get a tax increase for the bridge costs, services that had their funding sources will we need a mill-rate increase to “grow diverted to bridge payments. the city” because the Land Bank has been Although we should be appreciative drained of its funds? of the federal government for its $60.8


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million up-front contribution, it is annoying that strings have to be attached to the funding. Why must we finance these projects through a private contractor who will earn roughly $127 million in interest on a $108-million investment? It is a no-risk investment that earns a private business (according to my friendly accountant and based on information available) about six per cent or more annually. If we weren’t locked into the P3 program, could the city have possibly issued debentures or bonds and invited citizens to invest in the project and paid residents that interest?

Most irritating is the fact that an increasing amount of traffic using both the North and South bridges is heading out of the city to bedroom communities, who contribute nothing to the project costs. (Perhaps this is an argument for toll bridges.) And let’s not hear anything about new tax revenue generated from city growth, because if history is the master teacher, it appears that new expenditures to grow the city exceed any new tax revenue. And please, no more talk from City Hall about curbing urban sprawl while council blithely facilitates it. If, by majority, residents want the big-city living, then be prepared to live with the big-city problems, which include traffic gridlock and long commutes. What we should be concerned about is whether these public/private partnerships are listed as city debt. If they are, and they should be, then surely we are near our recently expanded debt ceiling. If P3s are not included as city debt, then we are spiralling into a financial abyss that will take generations to recover. And what will we do when we need new water/sewer treatment plants or a landfill to service Six per cent is a considerable amount our growing city and there is no borrowmore that most of us earn on our current ing power left to pay for them? investments. Our sad reality is we need another The scary part of these decisions is that bridge to correct the poor vision of more new high-density neighbourhoods yesteryear, but is it too much to ask that are planned for the northeast end of the this crossing be built to accommodate the city. Will we have to build a new bridge planned neighbourhoods of the future? every time we develop a new area? It And please, City Hall gurus, at least be seems that the root of the problem is lack honest with us. One way or another, taxof long-term planning for roadways and payers will be supporting far more than river crossings. The Circle Drive North the $75-90 million for maintenance costs Bridge is a prime example of poor long- payable to the contractor over and above term planning. Before we invest another and annual $7.8-million debt payment on $384 million, maybe we should consult these bridges over the next 30 years. outside skilled roadway engineers to look So if it sounds too good to be true . . . down the road and plan beyond tomorrow.

Most irritating is the fact that an increasing amount of traffic using both the North and South bridges is heading out of the city to bedroom communities.



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Celebrate Success showcases variety of businesses


uccess is defined as the accomplishment of an aim or purpose. As humans, we are motivated by success and it is important for us to celebrate the steps along the way. While we are familiar with the personal milestones that are often recognized, many of us do not think about the importance of recognizing them at work. Columnist “Celebrating Success brings inspiration, hope and enthusiasm to Saskatonians, thus motivating people to apply effort. By applying effort we can create even more community success. So, if we want a better community, we had better celebrate success,” said Kent Smith-Windsor of the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce. He is speaking about the Celebrate Success event held recently. It showcased Saskatoon and region businesses that stand out in a variety of categories. A similar event, the North Saskatoon Business Association’s Business Builders Awards, also took place recently. Both events were well attended. It is easy to think that awards events are all about the businesses, and are really not important or relevant to the rest of the population. However, without healthy businesses a community cannot survive. “People who are unfamiliar with businesses and businesspeople tend to look at businesses as things,” said Keith Moen, executive director of the NSBA. “And, technically, they are. But what they tend to overlook is that these ‘things’ are owned and run by people. “Running a business is not easy. It’s certainly not guaranteed, nor is it for everyone. Thankfully there are people who are entrepreneurs, who are willing to take a calculated risk, put their money, livelihood and time on the line in the hopes of making a living and building a community.” This is best illustrated in rural Saskatchewan. When a small town can attract and support a local grocery store, its residents don’t have to travel to buy a litre of milk. The owners of the store can earn a living and, as they grow, they can hire more residents. With more jobs, perhaps the town can support another restaurant, then a bank, then maybe an implement dealer. Now, there are more positions than can be filled by the existing population, and people begin to move to the community. With more residents, the school can reopen. The town can afford a rink. The residents celebrate with a parade each summer and an annual fall dinner and the upward spiral continues. This is how communities and, eventually, cities are built. It cannot happen without successful businesses. Of course, the spiral can happen downwards as well. There are many small towns that have lost their last businesses and the towns have declined. It has even happened on a massive scale, as anyone who is familiar with the story of Detroit can tell you. An example of this process is happening right before our eyes in Riversdale. There have always been businesses in this community. However, the vibrant retail environment that had once made it an interesting place to live and prosper had faded. With lots of work by the local Business Improvement District — and some faith and investment by the city and local developers — Riversdale is now blossoming. Artists’ studios, galleries, restaurants, boutiques, offices and more are joining the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market and the River Landing project, creating a hub of activity and excitement. Celebrating the success of our business community is vital. Running a business is hard work and involves risk and commitment from which many of us would shy away. These award events are about recognizing the successful efforts of the people willing to take on this challenge and achieve greatness. Even more important, however, is supporting your local businesses every day and keeping them alive and prosperous. Without them, the lifestyle that we enjoy in Saskatoon could fade as Riversdale once did. And that would hurt us all. If you would now like to check out the winners of the Chamber’s Celebrate Success awards and the NSBA’s Business Builders Awards, here are the links. and (Prosperity Saskatoon is an initiative of the Combined Business Group. Follow Prosperity Saskatoon on Twitter at @ProsperityStoon or visit the website at www.

Betty Gibbon

FACTS ON INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING: A LETTER TO THE CITIZENS OF SASKATOON Since the federal and provincial governments announced very generous contributions for two much-needed bridges in our city, you, the citizens of Saskatoon, may have been hearing a lot of confusing information about how taxpayer funds will be used. It has become apparent I need to set the record straight. Of course I understand and respect there will always be a variety of opinions about City operations and programs, however, there is only one set of facts. P3 Funding There are many benefits to a Public Private Partnership or P3 funding model. It allows municipalities to deliver much needed civic facilities or other infrastructure much faster; there is less financial risk to a city; and with the private sector taking the lead, P3 projects often result in innovations that save taxpayers money. Further, a P3 model also ensures taxpayers receive a fully maintained asset over the life-span of the asset; that means there is no temptation for cities to put-off maintenance costs. Without this arrangement in place, taxpayers could be on the hook for even greater – and most surely – higher costs to fix-up critical infrastructure the public relies on. North Commuter Parkway/Traffic Bridge Replacement Project As a P3, the benefits of creating a new bridge and restoring an historic river crossing in our city for all vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians are many as well. The bridges will help reduce congestion – and we’ve already seen evidence the Circle Drive South Bridge has done this with heavy truck traffic downtown. Less congestion means greater mobility for private vehicles and for Transit making a Bus Rapid Transit plan even more viable. Finally, the North Commuter Parkway Bridge will not be a toll bridge. City Finances The City is one of a small number of municipalities that has and maintains a AAA credit rating; this is because we spend your tax dollars very carefully. As a result, we are able to borrow money for major infrastructure projects our growing community needs at lower rates. This also saves you money. Long term debt financing is a valid and prudent means to acquire and fund major infrastructure. To be able to pay with cash on hand is not always practical, nor realistic. Borrowing for major infrastructure is much the same as a home purchase; as consumers many of us rarely have the cash to buy a home outright: instead, we take out a mortgage -- borrow the money, buy the property and pay it back to the lender. For certain, there is interest paid to the lender, but it is also the cost of providing ourselves and families with a place to live. This is the same case for Saskatoon. Our growing community needs both new and replacement infrastructure and sometimes we borrow to build it. If we don’t provide the infrastructure, the community remains at a standstill, the economy suffers, and the city becomes a less attractive place to live, work and play. We are in good stead as a City with a solid vision and strategic plan set by City Council and a new Growing Forward! initiative to plan and build a sustainable Saskatoon. Our finances are strong and we will continue to move ahead and progress as a community. Kind regards,

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Don’t look a gift politician in the mouth Question: How does the Approximately 27,000 process work for the anvehicles use Circle Drive South nouncement like the one last every day now. That means week, in which the federal and reduced traffic on Idylwyld Drive provincial governments anand on 22nd Street West. That nounced contributions totalling means a better quality of life for $116 million to the Parkway everyone in our city. In terms of Bridge/Traffic bridge project? the Parkway Bridge, approxiMayor Atchison: What I can mately 40,000 vehicles a day will tell you with these kinds of anuse it from the day it opens. That nouncements, a politician or ofmeans 40,000 more people a day ficial will phone and tell us they will have a better quality of life. are thinking of an announcement Ask the Mayor That means they will have more on a certain date. When people time with their family members. ask me when I “really” knew It means less CO2 emissions it was going to happen, I say, “When the because vehicles aren’t idling and sitting in minister stood up at the news conference and line trying to get home. said the federal government was giving us Question: Will those 40,000 be the ones $66 million.” currently using the Circle Drive North Question: Did you get what you were Bridge? hoping for? Mayor Atchison: We believe a majority Mayor Atchison: I am grateful for every of that traffic will come from there. As we dollar we receive. That is why I never talk are building these bridges, our community is about these things in a public forum before still growing. Evergreen neighbourhood will be sold out of lots this year. Aspen Ridge is the announcements of how much money we’d like or what we expect. Then what hap- going to be started next year. That is probpens is you have people picking winners and ably going to be a seven-year project. So by losers, and drawing lines in the sand, saying, the time the bridges are completed, Aspen Ridge is going to be half built. Our north“The city didn’t get what it should have or central industrial area continues to grow and the city got more than they thought they were going to get” – whatever the case might prosper. We have Elk Point neighbourhood on the west end of the city that is beginning be. I think these types of discussions accomplish much more when they are carried development this year. Fifteen to 16,000 out behind the scenes where both parties can people are going to be living there. All that get together, sit down and have discussions traffic that would have gone on Circle Drive to explain their reasons for funding require- North will now cross the river on the Parkments. Then you go from there. way Bridge. What that means for people in Question: This seems to be another the industrial area is fewer private vehicles, important step in the city’s history. Do leaving more room for semis and delivery you see it that way? trucks so they can move in and out much Mayor Atchison: If you think about it, quicker. we have either built or announced 16 lanes Question: When will the Parkway of traffic across the river in the last 10 years: Bridge open? Mayor Atchison: It is going to take three two additional lanes on Circle Drive North, construction seasons. With the Parkway six lanes on Circle Drive South, six lanes on the Parkway and two lanes on the Traffic Bridge, it includes upgrades to Central Bridge. Avenue and Attridge Drive. The extension


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of Central up to the New McOrmond. The construction of the McOrmond extension around to the Parkway Bridge at Marquis Drive. This is a mega project. And when it is complete and we are ready to open, I want to invite everyone to the “Party on the Parkway.” Question: How do you think news reports portrayed the announcement? It seemed there was an emphasis on the how much the city will pay over the 30 years. What are your thoughts on that? Mayor Atchison: I would assume when you bought your home you didn’t pay cash for it. If you added up all your payments

over the years to pay for your home, your number was actually a lot higher than the closing price. The same is true for bridges. If you waited until you had all the cash in place, you may never build a bridge. If the federal and provincial governments hadn’t come on side with their $116 million, that would mean we would either leave other projects behind for many years, or perhaps not build these bridges at all. I guess I am one of these guys who looks at the glass as being half full and getting fuller. (Have a question for Mayor Atchison? Send it to Please put “mayor” in the subject line.)

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Hyde family believes in preservation Cam Hutchinson Saskatoon Express rville and Minnie Hyde would be honoured to have a nature park named after them, their daughterin-law Agnes Hyde said last week. Hyde Park, a 128-acre wetland area in the Rosewood neighbourhood (in the southeast corner of Saskatoon), will officially open June 20. Orville Hyde farmed the land on which the series of marshes sits from approximately 1935 to 1964, when he sold it to the city. He received $60,000 for what turned out to be a gold mine for developers. Sitting on the edges of the marshes are million-dollar homes. Agnes, who is married to Elmer Hyde, said Orville was the type of person who believed in preservation. He was ahead of his time in many ways. “A lot of times now, people take the shrubs and bush out so they have more land to farm. Dad never did that. He didn’t use fertilizers of any kind. If there was a duck nest somewhere, he would go around it. He was very conscious of wildlife and nature. “Dad belonged to what was known then as the Fish and Game League. Elmer joined the Fish and Game League a little later on. Then it turned into the Saskatoon Wildlife Federation.” It was the Saskatoon Wildlife Federation and Ducks Unlimited that convinced the City to preserve the land, while having natural catch basins built in for heavy rains. Agnes Hyde credits Bob Rogers of the wildlife federation for the work he has done during the past 15 years for making the project come to fruition. “Bob is the one that needs all of the credit, really, for a lot of this. He put so many hours and so much time in with the City. For ourselves, we are so thrilled.” Agnes was one of two presenters to go before city council when the time came to name the park. She said she spoke from the heart. “One of things that I think sold them was telling them how important the land had always been to Dad and Mom. And that our family was raised there.” Elmer and Agnes lived on the land until 1982. Orville and Minnie moved out a few years later. “Both Mom and Dad were very agriculture and wildlife conscious. And Elmer continued on with that. He tries to be as involved as possible with the wildlife federation.” The official opening will take place at the park, which borders Boychuk Drive north of Highway 16, on June 20 at 1 p.m.


Elmer Hyde, left, Agnes Hyde and Bob Rogers at Hyde Park (Photo by Steve Gibb)

Marshes serve as storm-water catch basins


(Continued from page 1) t was the first time in Saskatchewan history that an organization has donated money to a municipality for a conservation project developed within a city setting. “In the meantime, this older couple were regularly attending the SWF meetings. One evening the couple, who I found out were Elmer and Agnes Hyde, took me aside and asked me if I knew that they were the original owners of the quarter section the big marsh is sitting on. Elmer told me that he and his dad used to hunt ducks on it, back when Boychuk Drive was a country dirt road. And his family’s original farmhouse was where the Extra Foods in Rosewood is today.” On behalf of the SWF, Rogers appeared before the City of Saskatoon’s naming committee to make the case to name the area the Hyde Park wetlands. He succeeded. Now Hyde Park adds immeasurable value to the city’s Rosewood community and surrounding areas. “Ducks Unlimited have studied how much these prairie marshes can absorb. If and when we have another one of those storms — described as a one-in-ahundred-years storm — that whole area will flood. The water will run off the city streets when the sewer system becomes too full to handle it, right into the Hyde Park marsh. It will flood, even over the pathways, but it will save all those districts — Briarwood, Rosewood and the new area about to be developed. “Then, gradually, the water will drain away and the marsh will come back to its natural contours.” Rogers said in the beginning residential developers were not thrilled with the idea of committing a total of 128 acres of prime urban land to a conservation projJW11562.F16 ect. Their vision James was to build houses right

up to the edge of the originally proposed storm-water basin. “In the meantime what has happened is that Rosewood has developed, and the housing lots that back onto the Hyde Park project are worth millions,” Rogers said with a laugh. “They tell potential buyers that their backyard is going to be a natural prairie marsh. Developers were opposed to it originally, but now it has become an economic bonanza for them. “It’s also a huge boon for Saskatoon citizens with the walking trails and the educational value to the school boards. My dream as a science teacher was that the Saskatoon Wildlife Federation and Ducks Unlimited would develop a marsh in a beautiful little spot on the west side of Saskatoon, which we did do. We had tons of teachers bring classes to that spot, for the hiking trails and interpretative resources. It is put to good use by science teachers in the school system.” Rogers’ dream extended to the creation of another prairie marsh in the city, this time on the east side. His dream has become a reality. In Rosewood’s Hyde Park wetlands, a trail system has been installed all the way around the biggest, central marsh. In the future, the City will install interpretive signs that will explain the plants, aquatic system and bugs. While the systems are in place for an amazing urban natural space today, it will take between five and 10 years for things like the cattails and willows to grow up, and for the transformation of the area back to a prairie marsh to be complete. “We’ve had university students out there studying the project,” said Rogers. “Ducks Unlimited brought in a biologist from the university studying waterfowl. Last October, that biologist sat on the shore of that marsh every day for a week with his lunch, laptop and a pair of

An American Avocet enjoys marsh life binoculars. He watched as migrating birds came in, landed, had a drink. He identified 128 species coming into that marsh. There are ducks and geese and blackbirds already nesting there. It is a treasure, an absolute treasure.” On June 20, Rogers will undoubtedly relish the sweet satisfaction of participating in the grand-opening ceremonies at Hyde Park. “We’ve invited the mayor, city council and executives from the Saskatoon Wildlife Federation and Ducks Unlimited, and the general public, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony,” said Rogers. “We’ll have signage up — a huge map showing the whole layout of the park. Each organization will comment on the importance of it, and what it means to the City of Saskatoon and the educational system. After the brief program we’ll invite the public to walk the project, to have a look at the dream come to life. “It’s been quite a journey.” Hyde Park Grand Opening: June 20 at 1 p.m. Location: Near the bridge in Hyde Park (south of Herold Court along the walking path, which leads from Herold Court to the Rosewood subdivision.)

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When I fall off a horse, I don’t want to get back on


’m not that kind of an When we finally got back Indian!” I screamed as to the stable, my friend was I hung onto the horse laughing so hard he almost for dear life. fell off his horse. I had a friend who lived on “Your ancestors would be a farm. The farm included a disappointed,” he said. stable of horses. Around my That was when I said, mid-teens, we would hang out “I’m not that kind of an in the loft of the barn, mostly Indian.” sneaking a cigarette or a sixSometimes people think pack of beer he “liberated” just because I am a longfrom his dad’s stash. haired, high-cheek-boned Columnist One day he decided we First Nations person I should should take a ride on the automatically be good at horses. I hadn’t mentioned I was scared something — like riding a horse. of horses and had never been on one. Yes, I agree the North American InFirst I tried to talk my way out of it, but dian (at least some) did master the horse he assured me everything would be all to a point many people believe the horse right. is native to the continent. “I’ve never ridden a horse before,” I The other thing I’m supposed to be finally confessed. naturally good at is hunting. I’ve never “Don’t worry about it,” he said. shot an animal. In fact, I feel bad when I “There’s an old mare you can ride.” run over a gopher. We went into the stables and picked My friend’s farm also had other aniout the horses we were going to ride. mals. After I started to get braver — or His horse was a magnificent looking stupider — we would jump on a pig and stallion. My horse, however, was about go for a wild ride. Of course, we were as old as a horse could get. Her back too young to know the pig could have was arched downward and her stomach thrown us off and eaten us. was hanging to knee level. I felt confiThe other animal I tried to cowboy dent I could ride her. up was a donkey. I’m probably the only After we saddled up, the old mare North American Indian who’s ever been started moving slowly. I thought I was bucked off by a donkey. doing pretty well as the horse walked Like I said, I’m not that kind of an around the field. Indian. Then my buddy started to gallop his The other thing many people believe horse. Right away, the one I was on is First Nations people have a direct started to do the same. The pace started connection to the weather gods. I don’t to pick up and soon we were going at a know how many times in my life I’ve pretty good speed. been asked to do a dance to change the I realized I was actually on a horse weather. and started to get scared. The best thing “Come on and do the rain dance,” to do, I thought, was to crunch down someone would ask during a heat wave. onto the saddle and hang onto the horse Or “do the sun dance,” they would ask with both my arms wrapped around her during -30 degree winter weather. neck. If I did any of these dances, I would I must have been holding on so tight be the only First Nations person to have that I was hurting her or, just annoyed caused a tsunami of cankerworms. If her enough that she wanted me to fall. you don’t believe me just wait for a All of the sudden the old mare started to while and they’ll be all over the place. run full throttle. Because that’s the kind of an Indian I “Hang on,” my friend hollered at me am. with a big smile.



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Cowbirds don’t build own nests ing of white man and the clearing of forests, protest, but some, especially yellow warblers, cowbirds expanded their territory and presently react vigorously. They will build a platform occur in most of Canada and the United States. over the offending egg and lay a new batch Once known as the buffalo bird, they now spend of eggs above it. If I ever happen upon a nest a lot of time with cows or other hoofed animals, with a cowbird egg in it, I simply remove it. eating the insects that rise up as the animals feed. In most nests, however, the cowbird egg or Cowbirds are smaller than red-winged or eggs are incubated with those of the mother brewer’s blackbirds, with which they frequently bird, often hatching a few hours earlier than Nature Notes associate. The male is black with a distinctive her young. The hatchling cowbird grows very seal-brown head, while the female is a light quickly, gets more than its share of food and, brownish-gray. Once you become familiar with the male’s as a result, one or more of the host bird’s young often die of song, you’ll be able to recognize cowbirds any time they are starvation or are pushed from the nest. in the neighbourhood. The song begins with a liquid sound, Anyone who watches birds over a period of years will not unlike two drops of water falling, followed by a shrill eventually see a small bird like a chipping sparrow feeding whistle. (Check it out on the Internet). a young bird twice its size. It follows her around, begging Not in a hurry to come north in the spring (they have for more, and she obliges. People unfamiliar with cowbirds to wait until other small birds build nests and begin to lay wonder what kind of bird she is feeding. A brownish bird Male cowbirds have a distinct sound eggs), they generally return during the first week of May. with a lighter coloured head and strongly striped underparts, (Photo by May Haga) A small flock of cowbirds, perhaps one or two males and the juvenile is quite attractive, often rather tame. After it two or three females, will adopt a territory, feed there, perch leaves the nest, a young cowbird continues to be fed by its By J. Frank Roy there, and watch for nesting birds. Most often in the early foster mother for at least another two weeks. he most widespread blackbird in the region, the morning, a female cowbird, having spotted a bird leaving her Mysteriously, then it flies off, finds other cowbirds, forms cowbird, is too common in the Saskatoon area — nest for a few minutes, will fly down noiselessly, slip onto part of a flock, fattens up, and in a short time — generally and everywhere else, it seems. The only completely the nest, lay an egg and, within a minute, return to the perch before the end of August — takes off for the southern states parasitic bird native to North America, it lays its eggs in the where the other cowbirds have remained. The birds most and Mexico. It has no family to worry about and a pleasant nests of more than 200 species of birds. It never builds a nest commonly victimized in this area include robins, meadow- winter to live through. In the spring it flies north to Canada of its own. larks, clay-coloured, vesper, chipping, song and savannah to locate nesting birds which, unwittingly, will raise another Originally a bird of the vast Western prairies, the cowbird sparrows, red-winged and brewer’s blackbirds, and yellow batch of cowbirds. followed herds of bison as they moved across open grasswarblers. Most cowbird females lay only one egg per nest; Frank Roy is a founding member of the Saskatoon Nature land. Over the millennia, cowbirds learned to lay their eggs nests with two or three cowbird eggs probably have been Society. The SNS website is at www.saskatoonnaturesociety. in other birds’ nests. Free then of parental responsibilities, visited by more than one female., or you can visit SNS on Facebook at www.Facebook. they were able to move on with the bison. With the comMost birds seem to accept the foreign eggs without com/SaskatoonNatureSociety.


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Darby Taylor (left) and Darby Kells work at Riversdale Delicatessen & Market (Photo by Shannon Boklaschuk)

Fresh sandwiches spark following at new Riversdale deli

Shannon Boklaschuk Saskatoon Express arby Kells calls himself a “sandwich architect.” Kells is the executive chef at Riversdale Delicatessen & Market, a popular new downtown eatery located on 20th Street West. “The concept is being one of Saskatoon’s first delis. We’re more Italian-Mediterranean influenced. I take care of doing all of the fresh bread every morning,” said Kells, noting fresh sandwiches are available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kells runs the deli with his friend, general manager Darby Taylor, whom he met in cooking school. In addition to serving up sandwiches and Italian-style coffee beverages, the eatery also features a deli case filled with meats and cheeses from Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, Montreal and B.C. As well, the market sells dried pastas, olive oils, vinegars, tomatoes and marinated products.


“Basically if we like it, we bring it in,” said Kells. “At the deli here, we’re going for quality, not quantity. I only do 90 fresh loaves of bread every morning, and when we sell out, we sell out. There’s been many days where we’ve sold 90 sandwiches in 35 minutes — like a lineup out the door.” Kells said the public’s response to the deli, which opened in April, has been great so far. “What’s nice about here — which I think is what’s working so perfectly — is it’s a deli that’s ran by two chefs,” he said. “We bring in product that we’ve worked with, but we can also help the customer with the product. We can recommend ways to use the product that are going to work out for them. We can show them how to make risotto; we don’t just sell them the rice. We walk them, step by step, (through) how to make a risotto or how to properly cut meats and cheese. “It’s nice that we have the experience

it interesting. It’s really cool. It’s because it’s not a big menu, so you can do that.” Kells recently moved back to Saskatoon from Calgary. Both Kells and Taylor, who met 10 years ago at professional cooking school at SIAST, have lived in Calgary, where Kells spent eight years. He returned to Saskatoon in November 2013. “I always said to my wife, ‘If there’s ever a good reason to move back to Saskatoon, we’re doing it.’ I have two kids now. I wanted to raise my kids in Saskatoon; I’ve got all my family back here,” he said. Kells said the support from Saskatoon’s Riversdale community has been “unbelievable,” and it’s a great area in which to locate the deli. He predicts the growing Riversdale area is going to be “the new hot spot in Saskatoon, hands down.” “This strip is going to be comparable to the Inglewoods and Kensington Markets of Calgary,” he said. “It’s going to be explosive — a whole bunch of new restaurants, coffee shops, furniture stores. Everything is in this neighbourhood. It’s great.” Kells is also impressed with the people of Saskatoon, who he said are loyal and are very excited about the new deli. “We couldn’t ask for a better response.” Riversdale Delicatessen & Market is located at 101C 20th St. West. It is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, call 306-954-3355 or visit

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Page 14 - SASKATOONEXPRESS - June 16-22, 2014 rewards, but I said, ‘Let’s go try something else.’ I have to make it work because it is my neck on the line.” He said his plan for the diner started moving quickly in July 2013. By February 2014, the four walls were being crafted into what became Pink Cadillacs. It opened about a month ago. “We make everything from scratch. So we are not like a fast-food restaurant. It might take half an hour to get your meal because good things take time to prepare. We bake our own buns. We do our own burgers from scratch; they are an eight-ounce burger and there is no filler. It is strictly eight ounces of meat. They’re filling. It’s that ’50’s feeling of everything being homemade. That is what we try for.” Items on the menu have fun names like the Chicken Ty Cobb, the Fonz Fishwich and the Good Golly Miss Molly burger. Sandwiches, burgers and dogs come with side dishes. The most expensive item on the menu is $16. He said he has been asked why he chose a location in a neighbourhood. “People ask, ‘Why aren’t you on Eighth Street?’ I like that small-town feeling. People will drive. I look at the German Cultural Centre. Before I left, it was doing really good. The restaurant was busy and it’s a destination. Here, there is nothing out here. “To be successful, you have to be different. If you have good food and you have good service, sooner or later people will find out about you.” And they have been finding Pink Cadillacs, he said. “We’re busy – really busy. It has been really good. On weekends we are full. Lunch time we are full. We’ve had lineups for about half an hour. The malt shop is really taking off. We do authentic malts.” He wants people to be honest when he asks them for their opinions on the food and service. “I go around to tables and ask how everything is. And hopefully you are honest because I can’t make changes if you don’t tell me the truth. If you don’t tell me what’s wrong, I can’t fix it. The whole goal is to have people come back.” He reiterates that he wants his establishment to be fun. “Stepping back in time and relaxing, even if it is just for the hour you are here. Have a good time and forget about everything else for a while. Slow down and enjoy yourself.” Pink Cadillacs employs almost 40 people. “We are local. As local as local can be,” Tyson said. Pink Cadillacs is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, and from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. It is located at 113 – 412 Willowgrove Square. It can be reached at 306-374-7465.

Maddy Ellis and John Tyson at Pink Cadillacs Malt Shop & Diner in Willowgrove (Photo by Sandy Hutchinson)

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knows it. I should have been born back then. I just love that ohn Tyson has brought era.” fond memories of his Tyson opened Pink Cadillacs youth back to life in last month in the Willowgrove his new business, Pink Caneighbourhood. He wants dillacs Malt Shop & Diner. people at his spacious, fully He recalls how special licensed diner to enjoy the atSunday nights were in the Tyson home. mosphere as much as the food and service. “I was raised on the ’50s and ’60s “Everyone is busy nowadays. It’s go, rock-n-roll thing,” he said. “I remember go, go all the time. The kids are in sports on Sundays, and this is over in England, I or whatever and you have two parents that listened to this kind of music and loved it. are working. They don’t have time to just Sunday was our day as a family. We would kick back and relax. The whole thing here have our supper and you’d crank the tunes, is I want them to loosen up – relax like it and we’d dance and we’d sing and we’d used to be.” have friends over. And it was to that music. Those were the days when people went Everybody knows that music.” to the malt shop. They had the black and Elvis was the family favourite. The white tiled floors and the red booths. Pink King’s appeal has never worn out. Cadillacs has those. There is a juke box “Even young kids nowadays have heard just inside the door. Photos and posters on of Elvis. It’s different; anybody can dance the walls pay tribute to the stars of that era. to it. It is not like you have some hip-hop On Fridays and Saturdays, the servers wear rap going on. It’s just cool and everyone poodle skirts.


“For people our age, there are really not a lot of places to go. I’ve actually had an old couple dance in front of the juke box. I bet he was probably in his early 80s. And it was pretty cool. That way you go, ‘Hey, this is the way it used to be.’ When people walk in here it is different. It is not like anything else. It is trying to be something unique.” Tyson said the name of the diner is also a tribute to Elvis. “I knew the main car he bought his mom was a pink Cadillac.” Tyson and his family moved to Saskatoon in 1989 when he was 13. He previously owned Sylvester’s Bar & Grill on Diefenbaker Drive. After selling it, he worked for almost eight years at the German Club. He said it was a financial gamble to open an establishment such as Pink Cadillacs. “You have some people who have a lot of money invested in here. I have a wife and four kids, and this is my baby. I left a job where I built itPaige up and could reap the PS70007.F16




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Portland cyclists set blistering pace By RJ Currie

he New York Rangers won Game 4 of the Stanley Cup final, edging the L.A. Kings 2-1 in a defensive struggle. Or as they call it at the World Cup, a scoring frenzy. l Orange News reports an estimated 8,000 Portland men and women took part in the 11th annual World Naked Bike Ride. This puts a whole new spin on cycling buff. l FIFA president Sepp Blatter said he foresees a day where soccer “is played on another planet.” You can’t blame a guy for hoping for a home game. l The Winnipeg Blue Bombers started the preseason with a loss. It’s nice they haven’t let all this strike talk spoil last year’s momentum. l The obvious reason so many people are pissed at FIFA? It lacks Blatter control. l Octagon girl Brittney Palmer wouldn’t let doctors put a cast on a fractured wrist prior to her gig at UFC 174 in Vancouver. Poor thing; she didn’t want to appear overdressed. l In honour of Rafael Nadal’s ninth French Open title, Nike had a statue of Rafa made from the same crushed red brick used

at Roland Garros. Just watch out for clay pigeons. l What can you say about California Chrome owner Steve Coburn’s post-race rant at Belmont? Even Richard Sherman and Donovan Bailey were scandalized. l Bombers coach Mike O’Shea says the competition for kicker is wide open. Still, I’m thinking incumbent Mike Renaud should have a leg up. l Mallory Edens, 18-year old daughter of Bucks co-owner Wesley Edens, said she also pulls for the Knicks. This makes “the Devil or the deep blue sea” look like an easy choice. l Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima stars in a World Cup ad for car manufacturer Kia. Would that be considered autoerotic? l A 65-year-old former Ohio State cheerleader has been ordered to stop doing cartwheels and the splits at Phoenix council meetings. You try putting a punchline on that. l Former president George HW Bush marked his 90th birthday with a skydive. Which beats Donald Sterling following his 80th birthday with a nosedive.


Dear Reena, a gorgeous and expensive Even though I always add couch. What can we do? — two or three eggs whenever I Elaine make hamburger patties for Dear Elaine, barbecuing, they fall apart. Take an old rag and dampen What am I doing wrong? — it with white vinegar. Wipe the Kurt entire couch with the cloth so Dear Kurt, that it blends together. Air dry Is it possible that you are and the stain will soon be a purchasing lean meat such as distant memory. ground sirloin? If this is the case, try something a little fatDear Reena, Household tier to bind the meat together. Do you have a solution to Solutions Also, eggs are not a necessary stop my carpet from sliding ingredient in making hamon top of another carpet? burger patties. It sounds as though the liq- Rubber rings just don’t do it. — A uid in the eggs might be another factor in Dear A, your hamburger horrors. Added note: For Here are a few options, beginning with best patty flavour, grill on medium heat my least favourite to my favourite: 1) and avoid flipping the burgers often and Apply Velcro strips or double-sided tape don’t press them down with the spatula. to both the carpet and the area rug to hold If you do, you will lose the flavour of the it in place. 2) There is an online prodjuices. uct called Ruggies (quite inexpensive). These little rubber shapes are designed to Dear Reena, suction-grip carpet on top of carpet, while A banging sound woke me up at 5 preventing corners from curling. 3) Under a.m. every day this week. I now realize rug mats are made for carpets and are that a woodpecker is pecking my satel- available at flooring and home hardware lite dish. What can I do to stop him? — stores (somewhat expensive). 4) Purchase Alfred a roll of rubber shelf liner. Cut the liner to Dear Alfred, fit and place it underneath the rug (cheap). He loves hearing the tapping sound that he creates, but he will eventually go away Barbarian’s BBQ Sauce: on his own. Here are a few suggestions to Summer is here, so load up your burger speed up the result: Mount a plastic owl and smother your steak with this flavouras close as possible to the dish or cover packed barbecue sauce. Into a pot combine the dish with cloth, mesh or wire in a way the following: 1 cup balsamic vinegar, half that won’t hinder the signal. Or you could cup ketchup, one-third cup brown sugar, 1 mount a pole near the dish with strips of tsp. fresh garlic (minced), one and a half garbage bags, so that the strips move with tbsp. Worcestershire sauce, 1 tbsp. Dijon the wind. or regular mustard powder, pinch salt and pepper. Heat and stir on medium for 15 Dear Reena, minutes. Brush onto pork, chicken or beef. Our golden chenille-type couch had I enjoy your questions and tips; keep a stain on the inside of the arm. My them coming. Missed a column? Can’t rehusband wiped it off with a damp cloth. member a solution? Need a speaker for an Now we can’t get rid of the water stain upcoming event? Check out my website: where the old stain was. Help! This is


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ow about this for a compromise? We have restaurant patios in parking spots from May 1 to Sept. 30. Then we convert the parking spots to cycling lanes. l From Janice Hough: “In addition to being on Twitter, the CIA now has a Facebook account. So America’s privacy is safe. Our spies will be spending most of their days looking at cats.” l TC Chong, on LeBron James being voted a firstteam all-star on 124 of 125 ballots: “The vote he didn’t get was cast by Lennox Air Conditioners.” l Bill Littlejohn, on the daughter of former NFL quarterback Mark Brunell winning the Miss Alabama competition: “I hear the first thing Brunell did was issue a warning to Brent Musburger.” l Torben Rolfsen, on Mats Zuccarello of the Rangers saying his favourite player growing up was Patrick Kane: “He’s 26 and Kane is 25. My favourite player growing up was Connor McDavid.” l If it is any consolation, the San Jose Sharks may have choked against the best team in hockey. l From Chong: “The controversy over who would be at singing at the opening World Cup ceremonies in Brazil was put to rest when Americans J-Lo and rapper Pitbull showed up to perform. ‘So what am I, chopped liver?’ asked Sergio Mendes.” l From Hough: “There is now a drive to legalize marijuana in Jamaica! Does this even need a punchline?” l Littlejohn, on Pete Rose considering managing a game for the Blueport Bluefish: “He will decide just as soon as Vegas posts the betting line.” l Chong, on the World Cup using goal-line technology for the first time ever to verify goals: “’Why would you need that?’ asked Winnipeg Blue Bomber fans.” l From Hough: “Even FIFA is impressed with the flopping levels in the NBA finals.”

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l A tweet from former NFL star Chad Johnson, who is now with Montreal Alouettes: “Fave thing about Canada … I can waggle before the snap.” If you follow him on Twitter, you would discover his second favourite thing about Canada is women. l Littlejohn, on a study by the Journal of Sports Economics suggesting short NBA referees have a Napoleon complex: “That said, they back off dramatically from Russian players.” l Hough, on Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart splitting up: “Wonder if she left him for a younger man?” l Do people in Toronto not realize their baseball team is in first place? l From Rolfsen: “Did you notice Brazil’s soccer roster has fewer last names than a swinger’s party?” l Hough, on Rafael Nadal winning his ninth French Open on a sweltering day: “Imagine what he could do if Roland Garros had air conditioning.” l Chong, on Google introducing a self-driving car that has no steering wheel or brake pedals: “Instead of a windshield, there is a touch screen so you can text, Google or watch a movie while you are in motion. In other words, exactly what people are already doing.” l From Littlejohn: “California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn regrets his post-Belmont rant. He’s now wishing he would have first consulted with Richard Sherman.” l Rolfsen, on Martin Brodeur saying he wants to play one more season: “To avoid the culture shock leaving New Jersey, I suggest Metallurg Magnitogorsk.” l From Hough: “Harrison Ford, reprising his role as Han Solo, was injured on the set of Stars Wars VII by the door of the Millennium Falcon. What happened? Did he trip over it with his walker?” l Whenever I feel like being a rebel, I park in the Pro Parking section at Home Depot.


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Why I quit representing CFL players

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ny threat of Canadian It’s about advertising Football League playdollars, you see, and keepers walking off the job ing sponsors and potential has been averted, preserving sponsors happy. Handcuffing the 2014 season in its entirety. the players’ ability to manSeriously, did you ever actuage their personal brand off ally believe it would end any the field ensured every dollar other way? and every relationship was The CFL has always had completely controlled by the the players, and by extension office. Pimping out players to the CFLPA, over a barrel. We sign autographs in your local know these guys aren’t up here department store was about Columnist to make money. They’re here keeping the store happy in an to play football. That’s it, that’s effort to ensure their future ad all. Yeah sure, the odd player is ambitious dollars. enough to capitalize on his short-term Of course each team is going to local notoriety, leveraging that into a maintain control of its own brand. That’s successful career in real estate, car sales understandable to an extent, particularly or politics. But the majority are here to where it comes to use of logo. But this stay active as long as they can in the sport isn’t about that. It is about the player’s they love. name, face and notoriety, and using it to You’ve read all the gory details of the draw people to the business. That’s what negotiations, but the bottom line is the celebrity marketing and public relations players wanted increased compensation in is all about. While it may conflict with the light of skyrocketing league revenues, in- idea of every single potential dollar ascluding that lucrative broadcast deal with sociated with the player running through TSN. CFL commissioner Mark Cohon, their team’s head office, that doesn’t who represents the interests of club own- make it wrong. ers and management, wasn’t having any of For years, in Saskatchewan and all it. In the end, the CFL conceded very little over Canada, broke clubs trotted out their and the players were forced to give in. players to every chain and mom and pop If this all sounds a bit dreary, that’s store around that requested them. Playbecause it is. I’ve long been saying that ers were reimbursed — sometimes barely there are few sports leagues that ware— for their expenses, and rarely ever for house, use and under-compensate athletes their time. It was widely accepted as part quite like the CFL does. of the deal they had to champion their I’ve also been saying that the CFLPA team’s brand if anyone was going to start has been, quite frankly, a joke. Its influactually caring about it. On a personal ence over players’ careers and pocketlevel, however (and players are people books is pretty much non-existent. It’s too), it was humiliating. been a token office manned by ex-players True story: A couple of years ago I desperate to hold on to the glory days booked two CFL players into an appearof their on-field experience. Further, it’s ance with a franchise business for a very commonly accepted that the number one, lucrative, but fair fee. In a matter of days if not only incentive for current players their club’s marketing manager found to become their team’s CFLPA rep, is out and did an end-zone run round right the annual all-expense paid trip to Vegas around me and the players, phoning the that’s included in the gig. business owner personally and slashWhile there are a number of factors ing the players’ fee by over 75 per cent. that contributed to the failure of these The business was an advertiser, you see, negotiations, I want to turn your attention and the club was completely mortified to the way many, if not most CFL playthat that kind of money was going into a ers, get treated off the field. The CFLPA player’s pocket as opposed to the club’s. knows about it, and I told them outright What happened in that incident was that they needed to get the issue in hand. wrong. The club’s management knew They didn’t, and they won’t, unless reit, the business owner knew it, I knew ally frustrated players now get their act it and the players knew it. But they all together for good. begrudgingly accepted it. At the time, I In the past I have represented, or told the players that if they sat back and booked, CFL players from all over the did nothing, they were setting a precedent country for various appearances, speakfor future players and they had no right to ing engagements and endorsements — by complain. night I’m a Saskatoon Express writer, by The precedent was set. Shortly after day I’m a public relations consultant. It that, I quit repping CFL players altogether. was hell, quite frankly, and I quit doing The CFL, owners and management it. The reason? Because the moment his must begin truly valuing — in dollars and team’s office management got wind of it, cents, not hugs — their players. But first, they interfered or even outright blocked players have to start doing it for themthe appearance deal. selves.

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MUSIC JUNE 20 Ed Sullivan Show. Live musical performances from Elvis, the Monkees, Everly Brothers, Beach Boys, the Beatles, Buddy Holly, Ventures, Brenda Lee and Patsy Cline. German Cultural Centre (160 Cartwright Street). Cocktails at 6:30 and show at 7:30. Tickets are $20. Available at McNally Robinson (306-955-3599 and the German Cultural Centre (306-244-6869).

noon to June 29 at noon. Location: Southeast side of Saskatoon Western Development Museum Parking lot. You will be participating in North America’s largest on-air amateur radio event and emergency communications training exercise. Talking to Ham Radio Stations around North America, maybe South America and the Caribbean. Join us for a little while. If you are 18 or under, help us increase our score. For more information, go to or email ve5aa@


East. This is a wheelchair accessible building. For more info call 270-9181. ***** In June, July and August the Saskatoon International Folkdance Club meets at 7 p.m. by the Jeux Canada Games Monument in Kiwanis Park (Spadina Crescent East and 23rd Street). Learn dances from around the world. No admission. Check www.sifc. for more information.

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 Every Monday Al at 306-716-0836 or Lindi at 306-491-9398. There’s Hope Beyond Depression Program. Free introductory ***** sessions Feb. 3 or Feb. 10 from 7 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Where: 327 What: Singles Social Group - “All About Us” for people in Pinehouse Drive (wheelchair accessible). For more info call Pe- their 50s and 60s. Events such as weekly Wednesday restaukka at 306-717-1665 or email rant suppers, monthly Sunday brunches, movie nights, dances, JUNE 17 pot luck and more. Meet new friends. No membership dues. For Dedication of trail marker by the last tree planted by Richard more information email or phone First Saturday of every month St. Barbe Baker, the world renowned Man of the Trees, with (306) 978-0813. a short program followed by light refreshments. When: noon What: The MindFULL Café, part of the international Alzheimer ***** hour at the Meewasin Trail by the Diefenbaker Centre parking Café movement, is an opportunity to meet in a relaxed social The Off Broadway Farmers’ Market and International Bazaar lot. Bring a picnic lunch. For details see Man of the Trees setting for persons with dementia, family, care partners and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the basement of Emmanuel Anglican Marker Dedication and Presentation on FB or call 306-664other interested people. The Café is a two-hour get together Church (607 Dufferin Ave. and 12th Street). A variety of 3331. with refreshments, entertainment and information. First SatSaskatchewan foods ranging from grass-fed beef, Katadin urday of the month from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Where: Sherbrooke lamb, free-range eggs, and several varieties of frozen fish. Community Centre. JUNE 18 Fresh baking, German pastry, and fresh and frozen Indian food Saskatoon Seniors Continued Learning (SSCL) Annual General including samosas are other features. Guest vendors may call Every Tuesday Chenise Meeting and Program. 2-4 p.m., Frances Morrison CentralCP90122.F16 306-664-2940 for details. Library Theatre. A public program of interest to seniors ***** will follow the general meeting. Regreshments will be RIVERLANDS HERITAGE To support the Lighthouse project in Inner City. served. For further details, call 306-343-6773. PRESERVATION REGION INC. Mission: What: Bargain Store: Babies, Children, Ladies, Men’s Clothing, Jewelry, Purses, Belts; Camping Clothes. When: Every JUNE 20-21 Presents a scenic and Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: St. Paul’s The Sandbox in the City is hosting its annual Alzheimer’s United Church,454 Egbert Avenue.Prices: From $0.25 to $5. historic tour route along the Garage Sale, with all proceeds to be donated to the Everyone welcome.For more information: Call306-955-3766 Community Day Program at Oliver Lodge. The program North Saskatchewan River (church) or go to or email zixiag@gmail. provides exercise, games, outings, music, theme days between Petrofka Bridge com. and other beneficial activities to its participants, who live with Alzheimer’s. Gently used clothing, shoes, bags and Wingard Ferry Third Tuesday of the Month and jewelry are donated by the store’s staff and other What: Monthly Drop-In Caregiver Support Group. Who:  local women in the month preceding the Garage Sale. Caregivers for adult family members or friends. Cost:  Free PICNIC SPOTS, GORGEOUS VIEWS, HISTORIC SITES These items are then sold under a market-style tent at (presented by Saskatoon Health Region). To Register: Jeanne For details and a free self-guided tour map, see: the Sandbox in the City (1002B Broadway Avenue). The (306-655-3426) or Karen (306-655-3427). garage sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 20 and June 21 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Tops #5273 meets at St. Mathews Hall (135-109th Street The Saskatoon Bridge Club is playing bridge to raise money West). Weigh-in from 5:45 p.m. to 6:15. Meeting from 6:30 for Alzheimer’s research as part of a nationwide fundraising p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Experience a healthy weight loss. For more event called The Longest Day, held by the American Contract information call 306- 249-2029 or 306-931-3286. Bridge League and the Alzheimer’s Association. Donations First Monday of every month are accepted, and sponsorship opportunities are available. Saskatoon Ostomy Association meetings. 7:30 p.m. at Mayfair All funds will benefit the Alzheimer Society of Canada. United Church. We meet the first Monday of the month except The event will be held at the Saskatoon Bridge Club (3041 when there is a holiday. Then it is the second Monday. Louise St.) First Tuesday of every month ***** Fundraising Dinner at the Mandarin-The Heritage Wellness What: FROMI - Friends and Relatives of People with Mental Society of Saskatoon invites you to this event at 6 p.m. Illness. These meetings run from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Where:  W.A. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased from Sam (306-880- Edwards Family Centre, 333 Fourth Avenue North (wheelchair 3119), Yen (306-262-0379) or from photographer Rosanna accessible).If you have a loved one or friend with a mental Parry at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market. Please email rosan- illness and you need understanding support, contact Carol at for the menu. 306-249-0693, Linda at 306-933-2085, Lois at 306-242-7670 ***** or e-mail Greystone Heights Community Association Day in the Park. From 2 - 7 p.m. Greystone Park (2721 Main Street) Bouncy First and Third Sunday of each Castles, jugglers, face painting and much more in this family month fun event. What: Pet Loss Support Group, Support and comfort to people ***** who are struggling with the loss of a beloved companion South Nutana Park End of School Block Party/Community Yard animal due to old age, sickness or other sad reasons.  The Sale.  9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Drinkle Street. There will be bounce no-obligation support group meets the first and third Sunday houses for children. There will be hamburgers, hot dogs, of every month 2 p.m. at the W.A. Edwards Centre, 333 4th chips, candy, drinks for sale. Avenue North, Saskatoon. For more information or telephone support, call 306-343-5322. JUNE 24 Annual General Meeting – Membership. Saskatoon Downtown Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays Youth Centre Inc./EGADZ. 3 p.m. 485 First Avenue North. What: Free art drop-in at the SCYAP Art Centre. All ages welcome, all materials supplied, no registration required. Every JUNE 28 Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m., Thursday 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m., and Spring Sprint to support brain tumour patients and survivors. Saturday 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. Archibald Arena. To register go to or call 1-800-265-5106. There are 2.5 and five kilometre distances. Every Thursday On-site registration is at 9 a.m. What: Depression Support Group — free group runs on the first and third Thursday of each month, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. JUNE 28-29 This is open to anyone struggling with depression and family Saskatoon Amateur Radio Club 2014 Field Day. June 28 at members wanting to support them. Where: 311 – 38th Street


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.

Second Wednesday of the Month 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 world. Visit our website at www. Find out more about us or come join us at our next meeting by contacting Bill Gulka at 306-249-0243 or by email 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. Admission: Members $12, non-members $17. Student members: $10, and student non-members $12. Memberships:  Students $10, Non-students $25. For more information visit

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/or surrounding area for more than three years. The club holds monthly dinner outings, coffee gatherings, book club and other planned activities.  If interested, please reply by email or call 306-668-8131. 

Forestry Farm walking tours Sundays: June 29, July 20, and Aug. 31: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Walking tour begins at 2 p.m. Superintendent’s Residence (the big brick house) Tours are free, with refreshments available for a nominal cost.

Light Source Tours

A Eurasian collared dove stops for a drink (Photo by Sandy Hatchinson)

Curious about the latest contributions to science research from Saskatoon’s Canadian Light Source? Our synchrotron research facility opens for the public on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m., and the following evenings at 7 p.m.: June 19, July 17, August 21. Admission is free. Pre-registration is required. Call 306657-3644 or email  Info at: http://

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wouldn’t consider myself to be as much of an enviro-nerd as I am a tech-nerd. I really like cutting-edge ideas, but lately a lot of the news in the automotive world has to do with sustainability and conservation as it pertains to fuel consumption, emissions and power sources for propulsion. That’s all well and good, but there’s plenty of action going on that has nothing to do with what engine is under the hood. When it comes to waste, tires are the largest and most expensive items that you know you’ll need to replace. Landfills are full of them. How many sets you go through in a lifetime depends on a number of things, but a couple of companies are working on cutting the waste or at least trying to use updated materials in their manufacture. Continental Tire (you’ll find the company’s goods on higher-end cars), is working on using rubber-rich dandelion roots to make tires rather than using rubber from rubber trees. The advantage is that dandelions regenerate quickly and grow pretty much anywhere, especially where you don’t want them to (just ask your front lawn).

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Since the average automobile tire uses very little actual rubber (the real stuff is usually saved for heavy-duty use because it’s so tough), it’s difficult to know what kind of benefit there would be to use dandelion roots, but at least there would be less pressure on rainforests to produce rubber in very specific and isolated parts of the world. Meanwhile, Yokohama has a newer line of tires that uses the oil from orange peels. The “Avid Ascend” looks and drives like your typical tire but the orange oil apparently makes for better traction, increased tread life and lower rolling resistance, which would help out fuel economy. Yokohama estimates that the Avid Ascend will go as far as 85,000 miles (135,000 kilometres) before needing replacing, but the higher-performing H- and V-speed-rated tires are estimated at 65,000 and 75,000 miles (105,000 and 120,000 kilometres), respectively. Most certainly other tire makers are working on their own solutions, but Bridgestone might have them all beat since it’s working on an airless tire that’s basically a flexible wheel centre to provide cushion (since that’s the job of the air that’s no longer there) and a simple

band of tread wrapped around the outside. Yup, when it comes time for new tread, that’s all you replace: the tread. There are no sidewalls, which means that sidewall flex would be a thing of past, which should also improve cornering performance. Of course, this wheel/tire thingie, if adopted en masse, would mean a revolution in every aspect of the current wheel/tire business model as well as the aftermarket-wheel business. Wow. Speaking of revolutions, imagine a car that just doesn’t get dirty. Imagine the time and money you would save (not having to buy products) not to mention the water saved. Nissan recently covered one half of a Note compact car with a special product that makes it virtually impossible for crud to latch on to. And then the car was driven around a muddy course. One half was dirty and the other was still clean. How does it work? Of the visible surface, only four percent is “felt” by whatever gets on it. Mark Shaw, the CEO of UltraTech International, the creator, believes this selfcleaning coating could eventually make car washes obsolete.

By RHONDA WHEELER “This product is inspired by nature in the way water droplets roll off the leaves of a plant instead of being absorbed,” he said. And we all know that leaves don’t get very dirty after a whole summer of sitting outdoors. It’s pretty early for the technology and there’s much work to be done to make sure it’s durable enough and isn’t damaged by the sun’s ultraviolet rays. There are lingering questions about care and maintenance, but so far it appears to work very well. It might not mean a complete end to car washing, but at the very least it could mean less of it and less water used. The technology is already in use in industrial applications where it decreases rusting, which will also provide gains for the automotive side of things. It’s doubtful that the steel industry will feel the pinch anytime, soon, but big change is afoot, industry wide, thanks to a mix of technology and the goal for greater sustainability.

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It seems like just another quiet night in the big city. But that’s when your trusty gumshoe

gets down and dirty digging up the news.

Market indicators A movie about the life of Enzo Ferrari: This one should be interesting. A deal is supposedly in the works that would depict the story of the founder of arguably the most prominent names in racing and in the world of exotic cars. The script is based on a book about Enzo Ferrari that was written in 1991 by auto journalist Brock Yates. Production will likely begin once the financing details have been sorted out, which should happen soon. The actor slated to play Enzo is rumoured to be Al Pacino. Nissan Micra availability for the U.S. market: The brand has been absent for the past 25 years, but Nissan’s sub-compact Micra hatchback has returned to North America, but only to Canada. Nissan has no plans at this time to introduce American buyers to the delights (and fuel savings) of this sprightly, roomy and inexpensive model. That seems odd, considering that both Canadian and U.S. shoppers can buy the competing and similarly sized Mitsubishi Mirage.

The Micra is available in Canada, but not the United States. It might eventually, but there’s no word on that right now


his is Smart: The Spymaster had a peek at the next-generation Mercedes-Benz Smart (at least from the outside) arriving in early 2015 and it’s significantly changed from the first- and second-generation models. For example, the Smart ForTwo will be joined in by a four-door version called the ForFour. Both were jointly developed with Renault of France, which will market its car throughout Europe as the Twingo. The FourTwo will be somewhat larger than before, but retains its mid-

engine, rear-wheel-drive arrangement and employs three-cylinder gasoline and turbo-diesel engines (but no diesel for North America). The ForFour will essentially be an extended-length ForTwo with a split-folding rear seat for added passenger and cargo space. From what The Sleuth can tell, a convertible Smart isn’t in the plans, but instead a panoramic glass roof option will be available. These more grown-up Smarts become more popular in North America, opines The Trenchcoated One.

The new Smart cars will share platforms with the Renault Twingo, pictured, that’s available in Europe.

{also piping hot} A Type R transfusion for North America? This isn’t so much a spy scoop as it is a plea from Your Obedient Sneakster that Honda import the upcoming 2015 Euro- and Japan-spec Civic Type R to North America. Currently the only outlet for hot-Honda fans is the Civic Si, which possesses a reasonably peppy 201-horsepower four-cylinder engine. However, that’s nothing compared to the turbocharged 300 plus horsepower engine that the Type R will use to haul the mail. At one time, Honda held a distinct edge among small-car makers by selling the rev-crazy sports car, like the Civic Si-R and CRX, that were a blast to drive. And with Mitsubishi cancelling its rally-based Lancer Evo model after this year, that leaves the extra-quick Subaru WRX STI as the only true performance-tuned compact sedan. What sayest thou, Honda? Bring us the Type R and let the fun begin. The owner of the company that bought the bankrupt Fisker company says it will “burn as much cash as it takes” to get the Karma, pictured, back into production. Fisker appears to be a definite go: Any doubts about a Fisker automobile revival seems to have been completely dispelled. Base on what The Sleuth’s sources are saying, the bankrupt luxury electric car’s new owner, the Wanxiang Group of China, is prepared to spend whatever it takes to reenergize the company. More specifically, Wanxiang’s principal owner, who is reportedly worth US $3.1 billion, is on record as saying “I’ll burn as much cash as it takes, or until Wanxiang goes bust.” There’s no precise word as to when production of the US $100,000 Fisker Karma will resume, or when the less expensive Fisker Atlantic or Surf models that had been in the planning stages prior to Fisker’s collapse might appear, but from the sounds of things (and the apparent unrestricted cash flow) the wait could be a short one. Why? Because everyone else is building one: The Sleuth has discovered that famed automaker to the wealthy, Rolls-Royce, is seriously contemplating a leap into the sport-utility vehicle pool. Sources have revealed that design studies are well under way for such a vehicle, which its dealers in China are seriously pushing for. Given that Rolls-Royce is owned by BMW, the Goodwood, England-based carriage maker should have easy access to the necessary all-wheel-drive hardware that could be adapted for such a model. The closest that Rolls-Royce has ever come to manufacturing such a vehicle was through a few of its body suppliers that, in the past, have been commissioned to convert limited numbers of sedans into station wagons. The late John Entwistle, drummer for The Who rock band, ordered such a vehicle in the early 1980s.

What do you do with six serial numbers from the early 1960s to which no cars were assigned? Build the missing “Lightweight” E-Types in 2014. The E-Type Jaguar rides again: The Sleuth is absolutely crazy for E-type (a.k.a XKE) Jaguars, especially pre-1968 3.8- and 4.2-litre roadsters. So you can imagine his delight upon learning that Jaguar is planning to build six “Lightweight” racing E-Types that will be identical to the 12 cars that were completed between 1962 and 1964. Back then, the plan was to actually build a total of 18 Lightweights, so called because they weighed about 110 kilograms less than regular - production Jags. Now, a half-century later, the final six cars in the series will each be stamped with the unused chassis codes that were assigned to the project. The cars will be constructed exactly as they would have been back in the day, including all-aluminum bodies, drivetrains, suspensions and interior fittings. There’s no word on how much each of these special E-Types will cost, but Jaguar expects demand will far exceed supply. No kidding.

is how much overall power each engine makes. A true comparison can only be made by examining the power of each engine at all revs, not just the engine speed at which the peak occurs. If you graphed the power versus r.p.m. of both engines, you could actually compare the area What’s up, auto doc? below the line. More area equals Two cars have the same horsemore overall power. Lacking this, power rating, but one “feels” you can simply compare the power stronger. Why? Given two identical in the RPM range in which you do cars (weight, gearing, transmissions, first thing to consider is that the peak the most driving, say between 2,500 etc.) there is only one explanation: horsepower of the “peppy” engine and 4,000 revs per minute. Share comparing the peak power of one might occur at a more often realized your tips with the Auto Doc at www. engine to that of another is not a rev limit, say 4,000 revs per minute using the contact barometer of real-world power. The instead of 6,000. The second factor form.

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Vehicle(s) may be shown with optional equipment. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offers. Offers only valid at participating dealers. Retail offers may be cancelled or changed at any time without notice. See your Ford Dealer for complete details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. For factory orders, a customer may either take advantage of eligible Ford retail customer promotional incentives/offers available at the time of vehicle factory order or time of vehicle delivery, but not both or combinations thereof. Retail offers not combinable with any CPA/GPC or Daily Rental incentives, the Commercial Upfit Program or the Commercial Fleet Incentive Program (CFIP). ^Until June 30, 2014, receive [1.99%]/[2.99%] APR purchase financing on new 2014 [Escape S/Escape SE 201A package]/[Fusion S/Fusion SE] models for up to 84 months, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest rate. Example: 2014 [Escape S/Escape SE 201A package]/[Fusion S/Fusion SE] for [$25,178/$31,249]/[$22,818/$24,799] (after $0 down payment or equivalent trade-in, and [$750/$1,000]/[$500/$1,000] in manufacturer rebates deducted) purchase financed at [1.99%]/[2.99%] APR for 84 months, monthly payment is [$321/$399]/[$301/$328] (the sum of twelve (12) monthly payments divided by 26 periods gives payee a bi-weekly payment of [$149/$184]/[$139/$151]), interest cost of borrowing is [$1,940/$2,239]/[$2,480/$2,683] or APR of [1.99%]/[2.99%] and total to be repaid is [$27,118/$33,488]/[$25,298/$27,482]. Down payment may be required based on approved credit from Ford Credit. All offers include charges for freight and air tax [$1,750]/[$1,700], but exclude options, license, PPSA , fuel fill charge, insurance, dealer PDI, administration fees, and any other applicable environmental charges/fees and taxes. All prices are based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. *Offer only valid from May 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014 (the “Offer Period”) to resident Canadians with an eligible Costco membership on or before April 30, 2014. Receive $500 towards the purchase or lease of a new 2014/2015 Ford Fiesta (excluding S), Focus (excluding S and BEV), C-MAX, and $1,000 towards all other Ford models (excluding Raptor, GT500, Mustang Boss 302, and Medium Truck) (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). Limit one (1) offer per each Eligible Vehicle purchase or lease, up to a maximum of two (2) separate Eligible Vehicle sales per Costco Membership Number. Offer is transferable to persons domiciled with an eligible Costco member. Applicable taxes calculated before offer is deducted. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offer. Offers only valid at participating dealers. Retail offers may be cancelled or changed at any time without notice. See your Ford Dealer for complete details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800- 565-3673. For factory orders, a customer may either take advantage of eligible Ford retail customer promotional incentives/offers available at the time of vehicle factory order or time of vehicle delivery, but not both or combinations thereof. Retail offers not combinable with any CPA/ GPC or Daily Rental incentives, the Commercial Upfit Program or the Commercial Fleet Incentive Program (CFIP). ®: Registered trademark of Price Costco International, Inc. used under license. ¥ Based on 2007 - 2013 R. L. Polk vehicle registrations data for Canada in the Large Premium Utility, Large Traditional Utility, Large Utility, Medium Premium Utility, Medium Utility, Small Premium Utility, and Small Utility segments. † Based on year-end 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 total sales figures for light vehicles in Canada from DesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc. (and Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association data exchanged by OEMs). ©2014 Sirius Canada Inc. “SiriusXM”, the SiriusXM logo, channel names and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc. and are used under licence. ©2014 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved.

Page 21 - SASKATOONEXPRESS - June 16-22, 2014 Top gear Eagle One Trim Protector Gel, about $10, www.eagleone. com: Eagle One claims this water-based trim cleaner contains no harsh solvents and, with regular applications, will protect bumpers and other body-colored trim pieces from fading due to exposure to ultra-violet rays from the sun, even after numerous washings. An 18-ounce (half a litre) spray bottle of Trim Protector Gel sells for about $10 and can be purchased at many department and automotive specialty stores.

Available in most new Ford vehicles with 6-month pre-paid subscription

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Meet the car that stickers for $9,988


By Malcolm Gunn in Montreal

ine thousand nine hundred and ninety-eight dollars is the base price (excluding destination charges) set by Nissan for its newest arrival. Canadians, it seems, love small cars, which explains the Micra’s return following a quarter-century absence. At least 50 per cent of Micra sales will likely originate from Quebec, which explains why Montreal was selected for the press launch and drive. It also explains why the Micra won’t be sold south of the border. Instead the trains delivering these little hatchbacks from Nissan’s Mexico plant will cross the Canadian border without disgorging their loads in the United States. Americans apparently aren’t overly found of small cars, especially ones lacking a trunk. In fact, we’re so hatchback-attached that Nissan Canada recently suspended sales of the small Versa sedan, leaving the Versa Note wagon without its traditional dance partner. The secret for making small cars like the Micra seem larger than their dimensions would otherwise indicate is to maximize body height and the distance between the front and rear wheels. That’s why the Chevrolet Spark and the Mitsubishi Mirage feel so spacious, even for adults. In fact, the Micra and Mirage are exactly equal in wheelbase and width, while overall length and height favour the Micra by less than three centimetres. The tall shape makes easy access to either the front or rear seats, although legroom in back is tight if those in front neglect sliding their seats forward. Combine that with generous front and side glass plus minimal front and rear body overhang and you have a car that can navigate downtown traffic with aplomb and is a cinch to park (older or inexperienced drivers take note).

For a small car, it’s really not that small. Legroom in back is tight, however. The Micro is close in size to the Mitsubishi Mirage

grams heavier) Versa Note. By comparison, the Mitsubishi Mirage’s 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine can summon up only 74 horsepower and the Chevy Spark makes 84 ponies using a 1.2-liter four-cylinder. The Micra’s 1.6 is mated The Micra gets the same 1.6-litre to a five-speed engine as the larger Versa note. manual transmisIt’s rated at 109 horsepower sion, or availand comes with a five-speed able four-speed manual transmission automatic. When or a four-speed automatic questioned why there’s no continuously variable transmission choice (as is the case with other Nissan models) Tim Franklin, Nissan’s senior product planning manager mentioned price as being the primary reason. Who knew that a four-speed automatic with all its various moving parts would be less expensive to build than a belt-driven CVT? However, to maximize power and fuel economy (7.4 l/100 km city/5.5 highway), the manual gearbox gets the nod. In city and highway driving, the Micra shows its mettle. The car almost begs to be driven in the upper rev ranges and doesn’t sound too trashy while doing so. Steering is well balanced and the extra-tight turning radius aids maneuverability. The interior is also relatively quiet, even at moderately excessive highway speeds. So, what does 10 grand ($11,400 with transportation costs added) get you? The short answer is all of the essentials (six airbags and a four-speaker radio), but that’s about it. Move up from the base S to the SV and, for an additional $4,000 — or 40 per cent — air conditioning, cruise control, keyless entry and power windows and door locks are included. The premium SR at $17,150 adds a rearview monitor, 16-inch alloy wheels (instead of 15-inch steelies), fog lights and fancier interior/exterior trim are included. Given the available sub-compact choices, the Micra stands up strong, offering a level of comfort, performance and price that should appeal not just to Quebeckers, but the rest of Canada.

What you should know 2015 Nissan Micra

This is what the inside of a sub-$10,000 car looks like. Hey, this car isn’t about the amenities, it’s about the price. The top model costs $17,150 and comes with alloy wheels, fancier trim as well as air conditioning and power accessories As good as the Micra’s sheetmetal appears, the interior stands out just as much. The primary gauges are clearly marked and the well-designed heating, ventilation and audio controls are also paragons of simplicity requiring little, if any, owners- manual instruction to master. The cloth-covered seats are equally basic, yet surprising supportive, and the 60:40 split-folding rear seat makes bulky items easy to load through the Micra’s gaping liftgate. Nissan also banished any semblance of small-car pokiness by installing a 109-horsepower 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that originates from the larger (and 50-kilo-

Type Engine (hp) Transmissions Market position Points Safety L/100 km (city/hwy):

Four-door, front-wheel-drive sub-compact hatchback 1.6-litre DOHC I4 (109) Five-speed manual; four-speed automatic (opt.) Sub-compact hatchbacks are for the most part fun, practical urban runabouts that appeal to multi-car families or as alternatives to purchasing used. What they lack in size, they make up for in fuel economy. l Attractive design is also practical for transporting people and possessions. l Standard four-cylinder engine beats competitors to the punch for power. l Fuel economy so-so and lags behind larger Versa Note. l Base model lacks comfort, convenience content, but many buyers really won’t care. l A fun little hauler that’s priced to scoop the competition. Front airbags; side-impact airbags; side-curtain airbags; anti-lock brakes; traction control; stability control. 7.4/5.5 (MT) Base price (incl. destination): $11,400

By comparison Mitsubishi Mirage Base price: $14,000 Similar in size to Micra, but lighter and gets better fuel economy with CVT.

Mazda2 Base price: $15,950 Sporty, hatchback comes with smooth-shifting manual transmission.

Chevrolet Spark Base price: $13,500 Cute little hauler gets fuel economy boost for 2014 with optional CVT.

Less Fuel. More Power. Great Value is a comparison between the 2014 and the 2013 Chrysler Canada product lineups. 40 MPG or greater claim (7.0 L/100 km) based on 2014 EnerGuide highway fuel consumption ratings. Government of Canada test methods used. Your actual fuel consumption may vary based on driving habits and other factors. Ask your retailer for the EnerGuide information. ¤2014 Jeep Cherokee 4x2 2.4 L I-4 Tiger-sharkTM MultiAir ® – Hwy: 6.4 L/100 km (44 MPG) and City: 9.6 L/100 km (29 MPG). 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 8-speed automatic – Hwy: 7.0 L/100 km (40 MPG) and City: 10.3 L/100 km (27 MPG). 2014 Jeep Wrangler 3.6 L PentastarTM VVT V6 - Hwy: 9.3 L/100 km (30 MPG) and City: 12.7 L/100 km (22 MPG). Wise customers read the fine print: *, ♦♦, ♦, §, Ω The It’s Jeep Season Sales Event offers are limited time offers which apply to retail deliveries of selected new and unused models purchased from participating retailers on or after June 3, 2014. Offers subject to change and may be extended without notice. All pricing excludes freight ($1,695), licence, insurance, registration, any retailer administration fees, other retailer charges and other applicable fees and taxes. Retailer order/trade may be necessary. Retailer may sell for less. *Consumer Cash Discounts are offered on select new 2014 vehicles and are deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. ♦♦$1,000 Bonus Cash is available on all new 2014 Jeep Wrangler models and is deducted from the negotiated purchase price after taxes. ♦4.99% lease financing of up to 60 months available on approved credit through WS Leasing Ltd. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Westminster Savings Credit Union) to qualified customers on applicable new select models at participating retailers in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Ontario, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Retailer order/trade may be necessary. Examples: 2014 Jeep Cherokee Sport FWD/Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo/Jeep Wrangler Sport 4x4 with a Purchase Price of $22,995/$38,595/$18,995 leased at 4.99% over 60 months with $0 down payment, equals 130 bi-weekly payments of $119/$197/$79. Down payment of $0 and applicable taxes, $475 WS registration fee and first bi-weekly payment are due at lease inception. Total lease obligation is $16,207/$26,827/$10,833. Taxes, licence, registration, insurance, retailer charges and excess wear and tear not included. 18,000 kilometre allowance: charge of $.18 per excess kilometre. Some conditions apply. Security deposit may be required. See your retailer for complete details. ΩFinance Pull-Ahead Bonus Cash and 1% Rate Reduction are available to eligible customers on the retail purchase/lease of select 2014 Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram or Fiat models at participating retailers from June 3 to June 30, 2014 inclusive. Finance Pull-Ahead Bonus Cash will be deducted from the negotiated price after taxes. 1% Rate Reduction applies on approved credit to most qualifying subvented financing transactions through RBC, TD Auto Finance and Scotiabank. 1% Rate Reduction cannot be used to reduce the final interest rate below 0%. Eligible customers include all original and current owners of select Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram or Fiat models with an eligible standard/subvented finance or lease contract maturing between June 3, 2014 and June 30, 2017. Trade-in not required. See retailer for complete details and exclusions. §Starting from prices for vehicles shown include Consumer Cash Discounts and do not include upgrades (e.g. paint). Upgrades available for additional cost. √Based on 2014 Ward’s Small Sport Utility segmentation. »Jeep Grand Cherokee has received more awards over its lifetime than any other SUV. TMThe SiriusXM logo is a registered trademark of SiriusXM Satellite Radio Inc. ®Jeep is a registered trademark of Chrysler Group LLC.

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ON NOW AT YOUR Prairie CHEVROLET DEALERS. 1-800-GM-DRIVE. Chevrolet is a brand of General Motors of Canada. Offers apply to the purchase, finance and lease of a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze 1LS (1SA), 2014 Chevrolet Equinox LS FWD (1SA), 2014 Chevrolet Trax LS FWD (1SA/KPK) equipped as described. Freight ($1,600) and PDI included. License, insurance, registration, administration fees, PPSA and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in Prairie Chevrolet Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer trade may be required. ‡ 0% purchase financing offered on approved credit by TD Auto Finance Services, Scotiabank or RBC Royal Bank for 60/36/36/60 months on new or demonstrator 2014 Cruze (excluding Diesel), Sonic, Malibu, and Camaro (excluding Z28). Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $10,000 at 0% APR, the monthly payment is $167/$278 for 60/36 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $10,000. 0% financing offer is unconditionally interest-free. Limited time offer, which may not be combined with certain other offers. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate offers in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. ‡‡ 0% for 36 month lease available on 2014 Cruze (excluding Diesel), Sonic, Malibu, and Impala based on approved credit by GM Financial. Tax, license, insurance, registration, applicable provincial fees, and optional equipment extra. Monthly payments may vary depending on down payment/trade. ¥ Offer available to retail customers in Canada between June 3, 2014 and June 30, 2014. Applies to new 2014 Chevrolet models, 2015 Chevrolet Silverado HD Pickups and 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban models, excluding Chevrolet Corvette, at participating dealers in Canada. Employee price excludes license, insurance, registration, dealer administration fee, fees associated with filing at movable property registry/PPSA fees, duties, and taxes. Dealer may sell for less. Offer may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without notice. See dealer for details. ¥¥ 2014 Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel fuel consumption ratings based on preliminary GM testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. *^ Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www. ▼ Based on GM Testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. ** The Best Buy Seal is a registered trademark of Consumers Digest Communications, LLC, used under license. ◊ Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded 2014 Equinox the 2014 Top Safety Pick Plus Award when equipped with available forward collision alert. †† $1,850 is a manufacturer to dealer delivery cash credit (tax exclusive) for 2014 Equinox LS. Other cash credits available on most models. Offers end June 30, 2014. *† Comparison based on 2012 Wards segmentation: Middle/ Cross Utility Vehicle and latest competitive data available, and based on the maximum legroom available. Excludes other GM brands. † 2014 Chevrolet Equinox FWD equipped with standard 2.4L ECOTEC® I-4 engine. Comparison based on Natural Resources Canada’s 2014 Fuel Consumption Guide. ~ Includes 6 months trial of Directions & Connections with Turn-by-Turn Navigation (Turn-by-Turn Navigation not available in certain areas; availability impacted by some geographical/cellular limitations), advisor assisted-routing available; visit for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions. ^^ Whichever comes first. Limit of four ACDelco Lube-Oil-Filter services in total. Fluid top-offs, inspections, tire rotations, wheel alignments and balancing, etc., are not covered. Additional conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. ^ Whichever comes first. See dealer for limited warranty details.

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