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Theresa Kirkpatrick Saskatoon Express n old picture of Adelaide M. Renskin sits in a display case at the Saskatoon Police Museum beside her two antique handguns. Looking at that photo one afternoon last week, 97-yearold Mary Richiger talked fondly about her aunt. She talked about how her aunt trained as a nurse at St. Paul’s Hospital in 1915 and lived on Saskatchewan Crescent West. She recalled her aunt’s devotion to her parents, how she cared for her ailing mother. Looking at her aunt’s guns, Richiger smiled and shared that her aunt was also a crack shot. “She would shoot skunks behind the brewery, gophers . . . anything that moved. She was a good shot, really good.” Richiger donated her aunt’s guns to the Saskatoon Police Service Museum in April and came down to see the finished display for the first time last Thursday. The collection includes a .32-calibre Smith & Wesson from 1882 and a .32-calibre Iver-Johnson from 1898, as well as the original firearm registration certificates from 1935 signed by then-Saskatoon police chief George M. Donald, an original leather holster, and the original Smith & Wesson box complete with specific instructions on how to fire the gun. According to information posted with the display, between the years 1932 and 1934, there were specific limitations on the reasons for owning a firearm. Permits could only be issued to protect life or property, or for use at an approved shooting club. The minimum age for possessing firearms at that time was just 12 years of age. Prior to 1932, the only requirement for firearms registration was that applicants be of “discretion and good character.” In 1934, new provisions were created that required records that identified the owner, the owner’s address and a description of the firearm. These records were kept by the commissioner of the RCMP or by police departments designated as firearms registries. The Saskatoon Police Department maintained one of those registries. Renskin’s 1935 registration certificate lists her reason for owning the guns as “keepsake.” Richiger’s family kept both the guns and all the documentation in pristine shape over the past 85 years, as the collection was handed down from Adelaide to her father, then to Richiger’s father (Adelaide’s brother) and finally down to Richiger herself. “We had them in a safe and nobody really paid much attention to them or took them out,” she said. While working on her estate earlier this year, Richiger said she ended up going through that safe and decided it was time to do something with the guns. Family friend and lawyer Bill Wardell put in a couple of calls to the police. AS100110 Aaron After a visit from Saskatoon police Sgt. Dan Emery, they
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Police Chief Troy Cooper thanked Mary Richiger for donating the guns to the police museum. Chief Cooper is holding one of the guns. (Photos by Theresa Kirkpatrick) determined the guns were prohibited and Richiger made the decision to donate them. Emery says Richiger and Wardell did the right thing by calling police and encouraged any others who find guns among family heirlooms to get them checked. “It doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t have the gun but there is a process to make it legal,” he said. Police Chief Troy Cooper dropped by to thank Richiger for her donation to the museum. “This is part of the history of Saskatoon and the history of the Saskatoon Police Service. An early chief signed those permits and it’s an indication of what life was like in those early days,” he said. “I mean, you couldn’t imagine shooting at something from a house on Saskatchewan Crescent today.” But according to a family story shared by Richiger, that’s exactly what Adelaide did back in the day — and not just at the gophers. “One night, she phoned the police, and said ‘somebody’s prowling around in my yard. OK with you if I take a shot at him?’ He said go ahead so she did.” Richiger was quick to clarify that nobody actually got hurt that night.
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A Smith & Wesson from 1882 was added to the police museum. “Anything went in those days,” she said. That rebel history aside, Richiger said the decision to get her aunt’s antique guns out of the safe and over to the police service was an easy one. It allowed her to comply with the law, and give a little piece of history back to her hometown for all to enjoy. The Saskatoon Police Service Museum has displays throughout the public areas on the main floor. These include but aren’t limited to a variety of uniforms and badges, equipment used over the years including handcuffs, computer and communications equipment, breathalyzers, objects related to the history of the service and specialized teams like canine, emergency response and explosives disposal teams. The public is welcome to view all of these displays.
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Students experience what it’s like to drive impared Cam Hutchinson Saskatoon Express aylor Skafel left the road at least twice and mowed down a line of pylons in the Ford SUV she was driving. The Grade 11 student at Tommy Douglas Collegiate was driving impaired through the use of goggles made to represent a number of blood alcohol levels. Clearly, Skafel’s goggles put her at the high end of the impairment scale. “It was eye-opening,” she said after driving/leaving the course at Prairieland Park. “In the glasses you feel like you should be in the middle of the road and you can kind of see where the dots of the pylons are, but you see double and triple of everything. You have to guess where you were going and a lot of times it doesn’t work out.” Indeed. She was one of 100 people participating in the Ford Driving Skills for Life program. They were selected via a Saskatoon Police Service (SPS) Facebook post. SPS Const. Clayton Schaefer was riding shotgun in the vehicle with Skafel. “I hope they are getting an understanding of how easy it is to mess up in a vehicle when you have a couple of drinks,” he said. “And they take accountability for the fact that they are driving impaired and they are responsible for everything they are doing in the vehicle. He said he noticed a number of things about the “impaired” drivers. “Their perception and reaction times have changed. They’re a lot slower. Normally they are taking the speed of around 15 kph which is normal and then they’re dropping it down to about five kph.” “They’re also hitting lots of cones and going off the track. Sometimes I have to stop them to take the goggles off to find their bearings and they are surprised and shocked when they figure out they are off the course. Schaefer said simulation is one thing and being out on the road is quite another. “Unfortunately people don’t have that moment of sobriety to correct themselves. We want to make sure they make that right choice before they get into that car.” On the same course, Skafel was also tested on distracted driving. Schaefer, her mother and her sister tried to distract her. They did a pretty good job by the sounds of it. “We had to do the alphabet,” Skafel said. “We went from A26, B25 and had to
Taylor Skafel is ready to simulate what it is like driving impaired. Saskatoon Police Service Const. Clayton Schaefer said impaired drivers often don’t get a second chance like the students did. (Photos by Cam Hutchinson) count down from there. We didn’t make it too far.” Skafel said it would be great if the training she had last week was part of driver education programs. “It is something you don’t learn in driver’s ed,” she said. “You learn the basics; you learn what not to do, but don’t learn how to correct things if something goes wrong.” Dave Drimmie, the lead instructor for Ford Driving Skills for Life, said the program is the next step beyond basic driver training. “Basic driver training takes you to the level of getting your licence and teaching you the laws of the road, but they don’t teach you some of the real-life situations that you are going to encounter.” The program is 15 years old and is now in more than 40 countries in the world. It has been in Canada for five years. Last week’s visit was its first to Saskatoon. “There is a higher incidence of accidents and fatalities among younger drivers — teens and newly licensed teen drivers. Ford wanted to combat that unfortunate statistic,” said Drimmie, who is Toronto based. There are three components to the program. They are distracted and simulated impaired driving, vehicle handling and hazard recognition/accident avoidance. The handling component was done in a modified Mustang. The cars were set up
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Rosa Barba, White Museum (Vassivière), 2010, 70mm film, projector. Installation view, Centre international d’art et du paysage de l’île de Vassivière, France, 2010. Photo: François Doury. © Rosa Barba.
Artwork by Logan, Bleckner focus of new Saskatoon exhibition
wo high-profile visual themes transcend the work and artists — one from Sasalso link the artists’ practices, she katchewan and the other said. from New York — will have their Logan, a University of work showcased at a two-person Saskatchewan alumnus, is curexhibition opening in Saskatoon rently based in Regina, where this week. he teaches at the University Entitled The Shadow of of Regina. Mainly working in the Sun, the highly anticipated drawing, ceramics and installaexhibition will feature pieces by tion practices, his pieces have Zachari Logan and Ross Bleckbeen widely exhibited in solo ner, who have very different, but and group shows throughout linked, representations of nature North America and Europe. #YXEArt and transcendence. Co-curated by Bleckner, who is based in Leah Taylor and Wayne BaerNew York, is considered to be waldt, the exhibition will run from Oct. 5one of the most influential artists of the late Dec. 15 at the College Art Galleries. 20th and early 21st centuries. A longtime “The exhibition came together because AIDS activist, Bleckner has painted blood we were looking at Zachari to show in the cells, the AIDS virus and cancer cells and is College Art Galleries, and Zachari had just known for his use of absence and negation in formed a dialogue and collegial relationship painting. His interest in mortality and obituwith well-known New York painter Ross aries comes through in his artwork, which Bleckner,” said Taylor. has received worldwide critical attention “And so through this dialogue, they began since the 1980s. to do some back-and-forth collaborative In 1995, Bleckner was the subject of a artworks, and that then led to an exhibition retrospective at New York’s Guggenheim at Paul Petro Gallery in Toronto — a twoMuseum. His work can be found in the person exhibition. So I had the opportunity collections of The Museum of Modern Art to go see this exhibition and hear them speak in New York, the Carnegie Museum of Art together, and it seemed like a really great in Pittsburgh, the National Gallery of Art in fit. And in there was my co-curator, Wayne Washington, D.C., and other galleries. Baerwaldt, who had been working closely There will be an opening night reception with those artists on helping this dialogue for The Shadow of the Sun on Oct. 5 at 7 form between the two and their works.” p.m. at the College Art Galleries. On Oct. 9, Taylor noted that although Bleckner and there will be a conversation with the artists at Logan’s styles differ esthetically, there are Remai Modern’s SaskTel Theatre at 8 p.m., grounding qualities to the artists’ work; for which will also include Saskatoon studio art instance, both men deal with flora and fauna professor Alison Norlen and New Yorkand also conceptual issues of life, death, vis- based art critic and curator Joseph R. Wolin. ibility, invisibility and sexual selfhood. These It will mark Bleckner’s first time visiting
Saskatoon. Although one of his pieces was previously included as part of a group show at the Mendel Art Gallery years ago, he has not been to the city himself. When asked how viewers will respond to The Shadow of the Sun, Taylor said “the work will speak for itself.” “Zachari has such incredible detail in his meticulous drawings, and the skill level that he works at often will stop viewers in their tracks,” she said. The paintings of Bleckner have a different experiential element, Taylor said, noting Bleckner’s paint quality, and the sheer scale at which he paints, will affect viewers. “It’s just incredible, and I think the work will have a pretty profound impact on people,” she said. ***** If you attended Nuit Blanche Saskatoon on Sept. 29, you may have taken in Rosa Barba’s performative piece called White Museum, which used a 70-mm projector to frame the landscape outside Remai Modern by projecting a blank film onto the South Saskatchewan River. Barba’s White Museum series began in 2010 and has previously illuminated landscapes in New York, Sao Paulo and Brussels. It is part of Send Me Sky, which opened at Remai Modern on Sept. 28 and is the first major solo museum exhibition in Canada for the Berlin-based Barba, who is receiving international acclaim for an art practice that includes film, sculpture, installation, performance, sound and text. One of the highlights of the Remai Modern exhibition is a newly commissioned film sculpture called Send Me Sky, Henrietta (2018), which Barba shot at the Harvard Col-
Zachari Logan, Moon Flowers (My Father’s Skin), 2017, chalk pastel on black paper, 96” x 60” lege Observatory. The piece is dedicated to Henrietta S. Leavitt, an American astronomer who has conducted research on the colour and luminosity of stars. “It is always thrilling to debut a commissioned piece at Remai Modern. Not only are we supporting the artist’s practice, but also giving audiences in Saskatoon the first opportunity to experience new work,” said Gregory Burke, Remai Modern’s executive director and CEO. “Rosa Barba is quickly becoming a defining artist of her generation. Alongside the new commission, this exhibition presents the wide-ranging scope of her materials, methods and ideas. It is all centered on how we see and encounter the world — and how we reach for what lies beyond sight, beyond experience or comprehension,” he said. Barba was born in Agrigento, Italy, in 1972 and now lives and works in Berlin, Germany. She has been the recipient of numerous prizes, including the International Prize for Contemporary Art (PIAC) by the Fondation Prince Pierre de Monaco in 2016. One of Barba’s pieces was included in Remai Modern’s inaugural exhibition, called Field Guide. She also created a two-part web commission for the museum’s website in January and April 2017. “Rosa Barba’s practice is multifaceted but always unified by the subject of cinema,” said Remai Modern’s Sandra Guimaraes, who curated Send Me Sky. “Her work considers how film articulates spaces and complicates notions of time.” Send Me Sky is accompanied by screenings of Barba’s 2016 film Disseminate and Hold, as well as a four-part film series chosen by the artist. The exhibition will run in Remai Modern’s Feature Gallery until Jan. 13, 2019.
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Frontier Centre’s credibility in question after inaccurate residential schools ad
was sitting in a restaurant in I’m sorry, what? Did you small-town Saskatche-wan just say “myth”? recently, listening to a smallSure did. town Saskatchewan radio station The ad then counters that playing behind the counter. so-called myth with the “fact” My ears perked up when I that the average residential heard the words “Indian residenschool stay was five years. tial schools”… and then my jaw What could possibly go dropped. wrong with a school-aged What I was hearing was child forcibly taken away “commentary” in the form of a from his or her parents and paid radio ad from the Frontier immersed in a perverse and Columnist Centre for Public Policy (FCPP). probably horrifically abusive The ad begins: environment for just five mea“For many years now, we’ve been told sly years? that the residential school system deserves The ad didn’t leave it there though, the blame for many of the dysfunctions in blowing our minds with the little Indigenous society…” known tidbit that “…the vast majority of One could conclude that intergeneraaboriginal youth never attended a residentional trauma has long been researched tial school.” extensively and accepted as fact by By the 1920s, residential schools were the general public and notable researchers, mandatory for school-aged Indigenous psychologists and general experts. children. I swear to God my kid learned One could peruse the research paper that fact in Grade 6 social studies. (one of the many, many available on the We were next advised that the “myth” Internet) entitled The Intergenerational that residential schools robbed Indigenous Effects of Indian residential schools: students of their language and culture Implications for the concept of historiis negated by the “fact,” supported by cal trauma, which provides “empirical no sources whatsoever, that those same evidence for the concept of historical students were “more likely” to retain their trauma…the consequences of numerous culture than those who did not attend resiand sustained attacks against a group may dential schools, and more likely to provide accumulate over generations and interact leadership in cultural preservation. with proximal stressors to undermine colI’m not saying that residential school lective well-being.” survivors were not or are not strong, Next up, the commentary helpfully or haven’t made an effort to recover and/or cleared up some of the prevailing confupreserve their culture and language. What sion the FCPP seems to feel exists around I am saying is that the insinuation that resiresidential schools. dential schools actually helped that effort (Remember, I was listening to a rural is beyond ignorant. Saskatchewan radio and this is a paid “Myth: the harm that has been done advertisement.) to those attending residential schools “Myth: residential schools robbed nahas been passed on to today’s generative kids of their childhoods…” tion. In fact there is little evidence that
abuse suffered by a grandparent had any effect on the academic success of the generations that followed.” Let me get this straight: according to the FCPP, there was really no harm or abuse inflicted by residential schools, but in the extremely rare case there was, that abused, broken pupil went on to have a perfectly normal life — keeping busy furthering their Indigenous language and preserving their culture, undoubtedly — and raising a happy, healthy family.
I’m still wondering how thousands of Saskatchewan people heard the ad — which aired for nine days on six stations — and didn’t speak up
This ad was almost breathtaking in its Trumpian absence of facts. It then concludes by urging “all Canadians” to address “today’s problems” and their “real causes.” Translation: the extensive social and economic barriers currently plaguing Indigenous nations and peoples across Canada today are their own fault because of bad choices, and residential schools were actually awesome — and this message is being broadcast across cars, tractors, restaurants and kitchens in rural Saskatchewan. I blogged about it last week and the post went viral. Predictably, the announcer who voiced the commentary desperately distanced himself from its content. The radio station, which was indeed airing the ad across rural Saskatchewan, issued an apology.
The FCPP whined about being the victim of a “social media attack,” but took the commentary’s audio file off its website. And no, this isn’t about censoring free speech. You can speak freely all you want, and hold opinion on anything you want, but you don’t get to broadcast it if it’s not grounded in facts, or spreads untruths. That’s not just my personal preference; there are laws in Canada regulating this stuff. The FCPP boasts that its “respected board and team of expert policy advisors includes both experienced public policy innovators and prominent academic specialists from around Canada and the world.” I don’t know where those respected experts, innovators and specialists were when the decision was made to create commentary around those lies and then purchase advertising for them to maximize their exposure. The FCPP needs to take a hard look at what exactly it was trying to accomplish besides framing residential school survivors and their families as liars. The media needs to decide if the FCPP remains a credible source going forward, as its studies into things like Crown corporations and carbon tax are often released and turned into news stories. But I’m still left wondering how thousands of Saskatchewan people heard this (the ad aired for nine days on six stations) and not speak up? We need to work harder to understand why this attitude and ignorance still exists in Saskatchewan, even after thousands of Indigenous Canadians testified to the horrific abusive they endured in residential schools, and after the Canadian government issued a formal apology for such almost a decade ago. We can do better.
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Starting trash utility a dangerous pursuit in election year
glass would contaminate the ity council spent a paper products being collectlong day talking trash, ed. But the council of the day and I’m not just talkwas looking for the cheapest ing about waste management. and most palatable program to It struck me as odd that sell to the public. Now we are council would want to infacing increasing recycling troduce a new and relatively fees and reduced products to expensive utility program to be collected. the public in an election year. Earlier information indiI suspect that thought had cated that a new utility would crossed veteran Councillor start with a debt of about $13 Darren Hill’s mind as well. million, borrowed money In supporting the request Columnist which would be needed to to delay a decision on changes to waste management pending further purchase bins, trucks, development of compost processing depots and for new information, Hill pointed out that the timeline was set by administration, but staffing. Add to that iffy number the it would be council that would wear it, annual interest on debt and reduced colpresumably come the civic election. Hill lection service. And what will the city do with all has been around long enough to know that compost? Is there a market for it? that all governments make unpopular As for the two-week collection plan decisions immediately following elecfor organics, in the hot summer months tions, giving the public four years to forgive and forget — which we always neighbourhoods will be reeking with the stench of rotting kitchen waste. How do seem to do. you prevent rodents from coming to this If delaying the decision means it becomes an election issue they can just feast? A few years ago, I bought a small take a popular stance and “change” their covered composter from the city for my minds after being elected. Remember in the last election when Mayor Charlie organic waste. Within a short period of time, I had mice in the garage and house Clark adamantly opposed a tax shift from business to residential and quickly along with racoons and skunks wandering into the yard. When I called the city changed his mind after being elected? about the racoon and skunk problem, I However, it was Councillor Zach was told to call an exterminator (at my Jefferies that lifted the veil and gave cost.) Instead, I got rid of the composus a peek at the mindset of our wily politicians. He asked for more informa- ter and in a short time my problem was tion on how other cities handle organic solved. Another question council needs to collection in true monkey-see, monkeyanswer is why these programs always do fashion. He has the idea that if the first fall in the lap of homeowners. city could cover the cost of compost When the recycling program was introprocessing through property taxation, duced, it was residential homeowners it would reduce the cost of proposed that were first to pay, later followed by utility fees charged to homeowners. It doesn’t reduce the cost of this program condo/apartment dwellers at a reduced cost, and if memory serves me, busito taxpayers; it simply divides and hides it from public scrutiny. Of course, ness came last. As the years went by, it came to light that the greatest volume of within a year or two, as tax increases waste diversion came from residential creep up, a council would rethink this decision, if made, and we would see the collection while business lagged far cost of compost processing transferred behind. Yes, I know that businesses pay for private collection, but we are talking over to the utility. Brenda Wallace, director of environ- about waste diversion as well. If this is to happen, then it should be across the mental and corporate initiatives, said board where, from day one, all classes an organics collection program would reduce the amount of waste headed for of taxpayers share the cost on a prorated basis. the landfill by 10 per cent. She further In a nutshell, council states this prostated the user-pay collection could reduce the amount of waste going to the posed plan will decrease our property tax by 3.5 per cent but increase the cost landfill by six to 40 per cent, which is of waste collection overall. If they “dia pretty hefty spread. Is that over and above the 10 per cent of organic waste? vert” our taxes on waste management to If so, where is it going to go? The plan a utility, it just means they have enough seems to be about reducing the amount leeway to increase our taxes for another dream project. of garbage going to the landfill, not email@example.com reducing the amount of garbage itself. Currently, the waste diversion rate is about 23 per cent, but council has set a waste diversion target of 70 per cent by 2023, three short years after the proposed introduction date of the waste utility. If organics only account for 10 per cent of the diverted waste, and considering that come the year’s end plastic bags and possibly glass will no longer be collected by the recycling contractor, what does the other 60 per cent represent and how will it be achieved over that short period of time? Understandably, the creation of the recycling program was dragged into ONE CANADA: the debate and Clark commented that DIEFENBAKER’S VISION the decision was made on that program An exhibit curated by the Diefenbaker Canada Centre. before all the numbers were known. It is discomforting to know that Clark, as a The Canadian Bill of Rights, gender equality and his focus on northern development and councillor, blindly voted on a significant sovereignty were just a few initiatives that program affecting the public. formed the Right Honourable John Diefenbaker’s And let’s remember that Wallace also vision for a united Canada. Join us to learn how his efforts remain as pressing and relevant today, advised council of recycling diversion as ever. rates that fell sharply below projections. Free admission | www.usask.ca/diefenbaker At the time of the recycling debate, ardent supporters of recycling advised against single bin collection noting that
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Eastern basketball league eyeing Saskatoon? Cam Hutchinson Saskatoon Express he chair of the National Basketball League of Canada didn’t say no when asked if there could be a team in Saskatoon in the foreseeable future. “We are excited about the prospect of expanding west,” Mark Lever told reporters at a media conference announcing a Nov. 2 pre-season game at Merlis Belsher Place. “It’s early days yet.” He said the league, now entering its eighth year, has received no official applications. “Obviously to expand west we would like to expand with a division of five or six teams.” Lever, who owns the Halifax Hurricanes in addition to being chair of the league, and London Lightning owner Vito Frijia were in Saskatoon to announce the pre-season game between their teams. The league currently has two five-team divisions: One in the Maritimes and one in Ontario. Teams play 40 games, with the season starting in mid-November and ending in May. The announcement of the pre-season game comes just months after it became known that a Saskatoon-based team would be part of the new Canadian Elite Basketball League. The Saskatchewan Rattlers will play a spring/summer season beginning in May 2019. “We think there would be complementary seasons,” Lever said. “Our league believes in Canada basketball is a winter sport . . . so we are not concerned about overlapping. The fan interest would be great.”
Frijia pointed out there are 384 professional basketball leagues worldwide — excluding the National Basketball Association — and the National Basketball League of Canada has played more than 1,800 games. “It’s about time Canada had a professional basketball league,” he said, failing to acknowledge the Canadian Elite League. “It’s a great game; it’s great for the fans. We’ve been able to build a huge Canadian content into the league also. We are up to a minimum five Canadian players (and) most of the teams have more than five. “The league has gotten bigger than what I envisioned the first year and we want to continue to grow.” Lever said his team is opening training camp three weeks early to prepare for the game. “People will be surprised. The level of basketball is high calibre, it’s fast and there’s a lot of ball played above the rim,” he said. Among others who spoke at the news conference was John Graham. The Toronto-based Graham is the man who brought National Hockey League preseason games to Saskatoon and a professional soccer game between Valencia FC and the NY Cosmos to Regina. “Saskatoon has become a second home; we’ve been doing business out here for 12 years,” he said. “I was working in association with the National Basketball (League) last year in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and was amazed by the product and the skill and the excitement involved.”
London Lightning owner Vito Frijia presents a team jersey to Merlis Belsher at a media conference last week, where it was announced that the Lightning and Halifax Hurricane of the National Basketball League of Canada will play a fundraising pre-season game at Merlis Belsher Place. (Photo by Cam Hutchinson) Graham said he did what he always does when there is an opportunity to showcase something in Saskatchewan. “I quickly got on the phone with Ken Cheveldayoff (a cabinet minister in the provincial government) and said we have to do something and make people in Saskatchewan aware of this.” The game will be a fundraising event for the Canadian Red Cross. Luc Mullinder, manager of corporate partnerships for the Canadian Red Cross, said the money will go to its Imagine No Bullying program. “The nice tie-in to sports is we do a ton of talking about healthy locker
rooms and how to foster safe sporting environments,” the former Saskatchewan Roughrider said. “We are privileged to be part of this game; we can’t wait because we know the quality of basketball that is involved with this league is top notch. The funds we will raise from this event will go directly back into the community which is so important to us.” Tickets range in price from $10 to $55, excluding fees. There will be 500 courtside seats with $10 from VIP seats going back to the Red Cross. The Red Cross will also run the 50/50 draw. Tickets are available at www.merlisbelsherplace.ca.
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Transit shelter bridges past, future through Métis art
transit shelter designed in collaboration between students from Aden Bowman Collegiate and ` Elder, Senator Nora Saskatoon Metis Cummings, has been installed in front of the school. “This new transit shelter is a wonderful addition to our community and our transit system,” Mayor Charlie Clark said in a news release. “The inspiring artwork can be enjoyed by everyone, including the neighbouring community and transit riders alike.” Saskatoon Transit’s Bus Shelter Art Project complies with Call to Action #79, calling upon the government, Indigenous organizations and the arts community, to develop a reconciliation framework for Canadian heritage and commemoration, including integrating Indigenous history, heritage values and memory practices into Canada’s history. “This beautiful bus shelter is just one example of what we hope will be many
collaborations with the youth in our community,” said Jim McDonald, director of Saskatoon Transit. “This project serves not only as a bus shelter in a location where there otherwise wouldn’t have been one, but also celebrates the rich cultural history of the area.” The artwork was inspired by Métis history, heritage, values and the memories of Senator Cummings and was laser cut by Metal Shapes Manufacturing. “It’s exciting for us as Métis to have the historic value and contributions of the Road Allowance Métis people acknowledged by the youth of Aden Bowman,” Senator Cummings said in the release. “This area was once a community garden of the Métis and this shelter is a beautiful representation of what once stood on this place.” “It was an honour for the art students of Aden Bowman and for me to meet with Métis Elder Nora Cummings and learn about the Métis history in this
Coaching high school football prepared Davidsen for Hilltops
(Continued from page 1) avidsen’s time coaching in Saskatoon’s high school ranks took him from St. Joseph High School to E.D. Feehan Catholic High School and to Bethlehem Catholic High School. He is currently the head coach for the Bishop James Mahoney High School Saints. When Davidsen was at E.D. Feehan, he was approached by Hilltops head coach Tom Sargeant about coming on board to help coach with the storied CJFL club. By that time, Davidsen was well aware of the Hilltops’ history. After talking things over with Rhonda, Davidsen came on board coaching the Hilltops defensive linemen for his first season. He switched over to coaching the running backs for his second and third campaigns with the team. From there, Davidsen began coaching the offensive linemen, and he is now in his 13th season holding that position. Under Davidsen’s watch, the Hilltops gained a reputation of always having arguably the CJFL’s top offensive line. That is quite an accomplishment, when you consider Davidsen was a defensive back as a player. When he took up a role as a position coach with the Hilltops, Davidsen did a lot of preparation work to be ready for the assignment. “For sure, I had to learn a lot,” said Davidsen. “I did a lot of research and a lot of studying. “I went to a lot of clinics and coaches’ camps, and I’ve watched a lot of good players play, and I’ve watched a lot of good coaches coach. This has given me the opportunity to learn from that. Of course, a lot of it is by trial and error, and I get an opportunity to coach. “Obviously if one thing works and something else doesn’t, we will work at something until it works.” The fact assistant coaches like Davidsen work on the little details in their roles is a big reason why the Hilltops have won seven of the last eight CJFL titles. Sargeant, who is in his 21st season as the Hilltops head coach, is surrounded by seven assistant coaches to whom he gives a lot of freedom. “We all know what our roles are,” said Sargeant, who is in his second campaign doubling as the offensive co-ordinator. “We all know what is expected of us, and we all know how to do it. “You just cannot beat coaching continuity. I always say when the season ends my biggest job is making sure who is coaching with me next year. From last year to this year, all coaches are back, everyone is
in place and, as I’ve said, we just flow in here and we all do what we did. It seems to work.” A number of the assistant coaches have been with the Hilltops over a long term. Reider and Dave Fisher, who is the defensive line coach, were on Sargeant’s first staff in 1998. Both Reider and Fisher had extended hiatuses away from the team, but are now in their 14th and 13th respective seasons coaching with the squad. Brent Turkington, who is the defensive backs coach, is in his 20th season with the Toppers, and defensive co-ordinator and linebackers coach Jeff Yausie is in his 17th campaign. The relative newcomers to the staff are running back coach Andre Lalonde, who enters his third season in his coaching role. Lalonde was a star running back for the Hilltops who played his final season with the squad in 2013. Barclay Schlosser enters his second campaign as the team’s receivers coach. “They are just great people,” said Sargeant. “I love how they coach. “They get the most out of me. They get the most out of our players. We love working for each other. “Everyone knows what they need to do and how to do it. I’m the one that gets to sit back and rally around them and support them and make sure that I give them what they need to make these players better by the end of the year.” Davidsen said the players he has worked with over the years have been phenomenal and have made his job easier. He credited the high school coaches for doing great work with the players. When Davidsen sees new players at a high school camp or with the Hilltops, he is always impressed with how good they already are. He feels fortunate that Rhonda allows him to coach, which forces her to take on a bigger role looking after the couple’s son, Boston, and daughter, Peyton. Boston is a Grade 12 running back for the Saints, so Davidsen has been able to spend more time with him in recent years during football season. Davidsen couldn’t imagine not working with the other Hilltops coaches. “That is 100 per cent why I do it,” said Davidsen. “I love the staff. “I love the coaches that I coach with. They are like a brotherhood to me. I’d think we’d go to bat for each other for sure.” (You can see more of Darren Steinke’s work in his online blog stankssermon. blogspot.ca.)
The artwork was inspired by Métis history, heritage, values and the memories. (Photo by Cam Hutchinson) area,” said Tamara Rusnak, art teacher at Aden Bowman. Saskatoon Transit completed the first engagement session with Elder Cummings and 19 students at Aden Bowman on May 8. Elder Cummings spoke specifically to the landscape and the people of the area where Aden Bowman is situated and shared pictures of what the area
looked like when she was a girl. The students were asked to create original, timeless and commemorative art that celebrates the Métis heritage, history, values and memories of Elder Cummings. They created the art for the bus shelter using inspiration from the engagement session, keeping in mind the functionality and design of the shelter.
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Racers move indoors
ith the inclement weather we have been having this fall, Saskatoon stock car racers moved indoors Sept. 23 at the Velocity Raceway in the Wilson’s Lifestyle Centre. “There is so much passion in these teams and when you have two race dates get rained out in a row, it is tough on you mentally,” said Matt Shirley, the manager for marketing and corporate development for the Saskatoon Stock Car Racing Association. “A lot of these teams are in the hunt for a championship or are trying to secure their first title in their respected divisions.” Sixty drivers registered for the indoor event and more than 100 people attended. “It was surely something special. It was a tournament where everyone was guaranteed two races, with the top 20 fastest moving on to the B-Main. We then had the top 10 out of that group fight for some cash prizes, a big trophy and a bunch of pride.” Chad Penner won the event.
Members of the Saskatoon Stock Car Racing Association get the green flag at their indoor event. (Photo by Tenille Jackle)
In memory of Tyler Bieber
The first four recipients of the Western Academy Broadcasting College’s Tyler Bieber Memorial Scholarship were announced last week. They are Angela Reay, Shaun Foss, Samantha Matechuk and Kyra McGonigle. In the centre of the photo is Bieber’s mother, Marilyn Hay. Bieber was one of the 16 people killed in the Humboldt bus crash. He was the Broncos broadcaster as well as a volunteer in the community. “What he could have accomplished and what his life could have achieved, we are only left to wonder, but most certainly with his talent and spirit, accomplishments would have been extraordinary,” a news release from the broadcasting school said. (Photo Supplied)
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Sir Elton John will play in Saskatoon on Oct. 1-2, 2019 at SaskTel Centre as part of his three-year farewell tour. Tickets for the shows go on sale Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/ Getty Images for Rocket Entertainment)
Snow Day Saskatoon Hilltops cheerleaders had to battle the snow and wind at a recent game against the Regina Thunder. (Photo by Darren Steinke)
I WOULD LOVE TO MARRY MY BEST FRIEND BUT HE HAS NO IDEA
Dear Lianne For the last few years I have hung around with a guy. We have both dated others and have always been really good friends. I have come to realize that I am in love with him. He would make the best husband and father. I didn’t understand my true feelings until I felt jealous when he was dating his last girlfriend. They have since broken up and I need guidance on how to approach this situation. I don’t want to jeopardize our friendship but
I would like our friendship to move to the next level. It is so strange but I would love to marry my best friend. It just feels so right but also so odd that it took me so long to understand my true feelings. What would be the best way to deal with this? Oh, I must add that we were intimate once upon a time when we both had too much to drink. I then kind of pushed him away and reverted back to our buddy status. Please offer me some guidance on this situation. – Rose-Marie
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Oktoberfest at the German Cultural Centre (160 Cartwright Street East). Doors open at 7 p.m. For more information, call 306-244-6869 ext. 203 or go to www.saskgerman.com.
MUSIC OCTOBER 4
The Saskatoon Performers’ Association reaches out to some of its members to provide the annual gala showcase. Included in the lineup are bluesman B.C. Read, vocalist Graham Dyck, roots duo Gillian Snider and Leslie Stanwyck, violinist Hannah Lissel-DeCorby and the blues rock trio Apollo Cruz. 8 p.m. The Bassment, 202 Fourth Ave. North. Tickets $25 for SJS members, $30 for nonmembers.
OCTOBER 5 Heidi Munro steps into the realms of Motown, soul and disco to introduce a new band, Sensation, with Sheldon Corbett, Tom Chunick, Ross Nykiforuk, Glenn Ens and Mick Gratias among the players. 9 p.m. The Bassment. Tickets $23 and $28.
OCTOBER 6 Raine Hamilton of Winnipeg sings, plays guitar and violin, and leads a trio which plays powerful and recognizable fiddle tunes, Accompanying her are Natanielle Felicitas on cello and Quinton Bart on double bass. 8 p.m. The Bassment. Tickets $20 and $25.
OCTOBER 9 Australian-born Daniel Champagne, now based in Nashville, is considered among the best guitar players of his generation. He’s back for a fourth visit with a repertoire of blues, folk and other roots stylings. 8 p.m. The Bassment. Tickets $18 and $23.
OCTOBER 10 Doc McLean and Albert Frost are serving up an evening of their Canafrica national steel blues music and stories. 8 p.m. The Bassment. Tickets $22 and $27.
OCTOBER 19 Dinner and concert with Solstice Vocal Jazz. Grace-Westminster United Church. Dinner at 6 p.m. and the concert at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 for the dinner and concert and $20 for the concert only. For more information, call 306-653-1766.
EVENTS OCTOBER 4
Vision Loss Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology and Career Fair. The event, a presentation of CNIB, will showcase the latest innovations in technology and the role they play in creating accessible employment for individuals with vision loss. Grace Westminster Church (505 10th St. East; use ground level doors on south side of building). 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Booths will include HumanWare, Canadian Assistive Technology, Frontier Computing and VFO Optelec. ***** Job fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at TCU Place. Saskatoon newcomers will be networking and sharing their resumes in person with representatives from more than 40 different companies from a wide-range of industries, including agriculture, finance, natural resources, trade and retail, food and hospitality. Free event. Open to the public. Family-friendly (free child-minding space), a De-Stress corner including free massages.
OCTOBER 6 Erntedankfest – German Harvest Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market. Program: presenting of Harvest Crown, displaying Gifts of the Harvest, singing and Folkdancing.
Saskatoon Painter Club annual show and sale at Grace Westminster United Church (505 10th St. East). Oct. 12 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Oct. 14 from noon until 4 p.m.
OCTOBER 14 Social Sunday, presented by the Saskatchewan Senior Fitness Association. Royal Canadian Legion (3021 Louise Street). Shuffleboard, darts and cards from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dinner at 5:30 with a program to follow. Tickets are $20 each. Sales end on Oct. 10. For tickets contact Yvonne at 306-374-4542, Ron at 306-665-6232, Sheldon at 306242-9452 or Pat at 306-343-7231.
OCTOBER 20 Living well with an auto immune condition. Smiley’s Buffet and Event Centre, Banquet Room B (702 Circle Drive East). Registration is at 12:30 p.m., with the presentation beginning at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome, including youth with lupus or any autoimmune disease, those newly diagnosed or veterans , family members, medical personnel or anyone with an interest in knowing more about the diseases. Admission is free. To register or for more information, contact Irene Driedger at 1-877-566-6123 or email idriedger@ sasktel.net. ***** Grandmothers 4 Grandmothers Saskatoon Seventh Annual Fabric Sale at St Martin’s United Church (2517 Clarence Ave.) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds to Stephen Lewis Foundation, supporting Grandmothers & others in Africa who care for their grandchildren orphaned due to HIV Aids. www.stephenlewisfoundation.org. Cash or Cheques only. Donations wanted: unused fabric 0.5m lengths or longer, quilting fabrics, yarn, knitting needles, thread, embellishments, sewing notions. Drop these off at St Martin’s on Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, contact Lois at 306-373-3690 or Jenny at 306-343-9448. ***** CHEP Good Food is holding its second annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser at Station 20 West, 1120 20th St. West. The “Empty Bowls” event is part of an international project to fight hunger, raising awareness for those who go hungry or struggle with food insecurity, and raising funds for programs that work to address these issues at a local level. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and runs until 8 p.m. There will be a silent auction with many great prizes from local businesses. Music entertainment will be provided by local band Gopher Broke. Tickets are $50 and include a handmade pottery bowl for each patron to keep. Tickets can be found from CHEP’s website: www.chep.org. For more information, visit CHEP’s Facebook page: @CHEPGoodFood or call 306-6554575.
ONGOING OCTOBER The Cecilian Singers of Saskatoon, an adult, mixed voice choir of about 30 singers welcomes new members. Visit www.ceciliansingers.ca for more information and contact links.
SECOND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH Community Senior’s Games Group meets at St. Martin’s United Church – corner of Clarence Avenue and Wilson Crescent – on the second Tuesday of the month at 1:30 PM from September to May. Enjoy fellowship of others while playing Scrabble, Cribbage or other games. For more information call Maureen at 306-373-0087 or Elaine at 306-374-3269.
FIRST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH Left Behind by Suicide is a drop-in support group for individuals who have lost a loved one to suicide. Located at W.A. Edwards Family Centre, 333 4th Ave. North, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. There is no cost to attend. For more information, email email@example.com. ***** FROMI - Friends and Relatives of People with Mental Illness meetings will run from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at W.A. Edwards Family Centre, 333 Fourth Avenue North (wheelchair
St. George’s Senior Citizen’s Club (1235 20th St. West). The club is campaigning for new members that are 55+. Memberships are $10 per year with many discounts included. Regular events are bingos, card playing & socialFIRST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH izing from 1-4 pm every Wednesday, bowling on Tuesdays Bridge City Needlearts Guild meets at Mayfair United Church and Thursdays. For more information, contact Ed at 306at 7:30 p.m. for our monthly meetings. We also have a 382-7657 or 306-716-0204 or Sylvia at 306-382-4390 or stitching day at Sobey’s Stonebridge the first Saturday 306-717-8773. of each month. Come join us and have fun stitching with SECOND SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH fellow stitchers. For further information, contact Glenda at The MindFULL Café, part of the international Alzheimer Café 306-343-1882. movement, provides an opportunity for persons with deFIRST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH: mentia, family, care partners and other interested people to The Classic Dance Club hosts ballroom and Latin dancing meet in a relaxed social setting. The Café is a two-hour get at the Royal Canadian Legion (606 Spadina Cres. West). together with refreshments, entertainment and information. An informal lesson starts at 7:30 and dancing from 8:30 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Sherbrooke Community Centre. For more to midnight. Snacks provided. Join us for a fun evening information, call Katherine Soule Blaser at 306-655-3742 or on the best dance floor in town. For more info, visit www. Robin Kitchen at 306-655-3646. classicdanceclub.ca ***** Memory Writers — September to June, 10 a.m. to noon at TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) This is a support group those wanting to shed some of their the Edwards Centre, 333 Fourth Avenue. Share the events extra weight. There are various chapters in Saskatoon and and memories of your life in a relaxed and friendly atmosurrounding area. We can help you start a TOPS chapter in sphere. For more information, call Hilda at 306-382-2446. Weekly group meetings open to anyone who has been affected by someone else’s drinking. For more information, call 306-655-3838.
your work place or in the area that you live in. To find out more, visit tops.org or telephone Bev at 306-242-7180.
Love to Sing? The Saskatoon Choral Society welcomes new members. No auditions. We meet Tuesdays at 7 p.m. TABLE TENNIS at the Grace-Westminster United Church (505 – 10th St. The Saskatoon Table Tennis Club plays on Monday and East). Two sessions: September to December and January Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30, Friday evening from 7 to 9 and Saturday morning from 10 to 12. The loca- to April. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or sites.google.com/view/saskatoon-choral-society/home. tion is the Zion Lutheran Church, 323 4th Ave. S. Entrance Please contact: email@example.com through the side door off the parking lot on the North side or phone Janina: 306-229-3606. of the building and down to the gym. Drop in and have a look, no charge for the first visit. For more information, call ***** Magic City Chorus (women’s four part a cappella harmony) 306-242-7580 or 306-975-0835. rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings at St. Paul’s United EVERY THIRD Aaron WEDNESDAY Church, Egbert Avenue, in Sutherland at 7 p.m. New members AS100112 La Leche League Canada - Saskatoon Daytime Meeting welcome! Check out magiccitychorus.ca for more information. from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Emmanuel Anglican Church For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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Cam Hutchinson & Friends:
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By RJ Currie may have pinpointed the problem with Blue Bomber assistant coach Richie Hall’s muchcriticized defensive schemes. They all seem to be based on a dare. • I drove in St. John’s, Newfoundland, last week on a highway named after local skip Brad Gushue. It was great: no matter how many mistakes I made, it was someone else’s fault. • Canadiens LW Max Domi’s cheap shot on Aaron Ekblad and five-game suspension drew comparisons to his dad, goonish ex-NHLer Tie Domi. In short: a chip off the old blockhead. • Kyle Schwarber of the Cubs said he wanted to avoid the stress of a wild-card game. “Way ahead of you,” said the Cincinnati Reds. • Richard Mietz of Germany broke a Guinness world record for fastest marathon by a guy dressed as a landmark. It was a monumental achievement. • NFL star Larry Fitzgerald is selling a US$5-million home: seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, 12-car garage and 1,200-bottle wine room. Me? I may have consumed 1,200 bottles of wine. • Dog owner Samantha Valle trained Feather to leap hurdles a canine-record 6.3 feet high. Not to be outdone, disgruntled NBA star Jimmy Butler has Timberwolves jumping through hoops. • A London company is offering AS100109 an alternativeAaron to coffee breaks: a
sleep pod where Brits can snooze for $20 an hour. If that fails, there’s always the Oakland Raiders game at Wembley. • CNN reports a seal slapped a kayaking man across the face with the tentacles of a live octopus. There’s a first: a kayaker getting sucker-punched. • This just in: the MayweatherPacquiao rematch set for December may be in jeopardy. One of them has tested positive for Poligrip. • Ex-NFLer Martellus Bennett on Mostly Football decided to try Sumo, right down to wearing a Mawashi (loincloth) cinched up by another wrestler. Now that was a tight end. • One clue you’ve been married a very long time. Your spouse looks at you and asks “Which one of us hates Brussels sprouts?” • Saints QB Drew Brees has completed eight of every 10 throws this year — an 80 per cent success rate making passes. “Is that all?” said Wilt Chamberlain. • I’m thinking Rams receiver Cooper Kupp, who caught two TDs against the Vikings, is of championship calibre. For one thing, the guy’s name sounds like a trophy. RJ’s Punalty Box Did you know that the first two Wright gliders at Kitty Hawk failed to fly? Wilbur was very upset and his brother felt just Orville about it.
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Crosby got his just desserts
onnor McDavid is ranked No. 1 in TSN’s top 50 NHL players. Sidney Crosby is second and Nathan MacKinnon third, Evgeni Malkin fourth and Nikita Kucherov fifth. Other notables are Erik Karlsson at seventh and Auston Matthews eighth. Alex Ovechkin is 12th and John Tavares 16th. • A comment from a not-a-Leafs fan: “I’m shocked Matthews, Tavares, Marner, Nylander and Rielly aren’t the top five.” • I really like the Tim Hortons ads featuring Crosby and MacKinnon. • Torben Rolfsen, on two TV legends returning for their final series to wrap up in 2019: “Game of Thrones, and Hockey Night In Canada’s Bob Cole.” • Janice Hough, on a state GOP lawmaker in Pennsylvania introducing a bill to ban teachers from discussing politics in classrooms: “Guessing if teachers are armed, they can discuss anything they want.” • From a fake Peter Chiarelli Twitter account: “I realize it’s only preseason, but if Ty Rattie keeps this up, I’m gonna have to trade him for defensive Dman. • From Rolfsen: “Clay Matthews is going to stop shaking people’s hands for fear of being charged with assault.” • Where on the list of the all-time worst trades in the NHL does Taylor Hall for Adam Larsson fall? • Kevin Bieksa to Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada: “I’m still in better shape than 95 per cent of players and 100 per cent of the media.” • Hough, on the six siblings of Arizona Republic candidate Paul Gosar making a campaign ad endorsing his opponent: “And you think your Thanksgiving family dinner might be awkward?” • Jack Todd of the Montreal Gazette, after a Leafs-Canadiens preseason game: “A very good night for a bunch of young Habs, so by all means, let’s have our panel talk about the backup goaltending. And Jeff O’Neill might as well be paid through the Leafs’ PR department because that’s what he is.”
• Hough, on 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garappolo being out for the season: “Gosh, if only there was a QB available who had a track record of some success playing for the 49ers.” • Jeff O’Neill is the only person who has blocked me on Twitter. He was complaining about someone’s contract, as I recall, and I told him he was overpaid as a Leaf and just coasted. I used the wrong number for his salary, and he gave me the boot. Even though I apologized, I deserved it. • Hough, on the Cosby case: “When it comes down to it, Bill Cosby was just a “he said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said situation.” • Hough, on the Bill Cosby sentence: “Do they serve Jell-O pudding in jail?” • Wise words from San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich: “If you’re a plumber and don’t do your job, you don’t get any work. I don’t think a plumber needs a pep talk. You’re a basketball player. You come ready. It’s your job.” • Rolfsen, on the red-hot Rams beating Minnesota in Los Angeles: “Not a big surprise — Vikings peaked on the road about 1,000 years ago. • From Hough: “The season is young, but maybe Vikings fans might want to put those post-Week 1 Super Bowl plans on hold.” • Rolfsen, on Jared Goff having a career-high passing night, including two TD passes to Cooper Kupp: “I like that his name is also a piece of hockey equipment.” • There is a Russian game show in which contestants steal cars; if they’re not caught by the police within 35 minutes, they get to keep it. I’m guessing those who get caught are shot. Sorry, that happens in the United States. • Hough, on more than $18 million in cocaine being found in boxes of bananas shipped to the USA after the unclaimed boxes were donated to a prison: “Even the inmates had to think ‘crooks are really stupid.’”
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