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Whistle while she works: Saskatoon official refereeing at high level
Darren Steinke Saskatoon Express ad it not been for the encouragement of her mom, Cianna Lieffers’ officiating career might have been over before it began. While growing up in Cudworth, Lieffers took up officiating hockey games at age 11 as a way to earn money. She was playing the sport as well as overseeing novice and peewee games as a referee and linesperson. Unfortunately, the expected rigours of being an official took their toll on the youngster. “I remember after my first year I took a year off, because I didn’t end up liking it,” she said. “I didn’t enjoy it at first, mostly because of the coaches and just the abuse that happened like just yelling at officials. “I just said I was done and it wasn’t worth it. The next year, after the year off, my mom convinced me to give it another shot. I am pretty glad she did.” Lieffers’ mom, Zoria, and father, Dan, have always been big supporters of anything she tried to tackle. After stepping away for a year, Lieffers had a talk with Zoria. Zoria said things would get better for her young daughter as her skills developed and she gained more experience. “She just said it was something that she thought I should pursue,” said Lieffers. “It was a way to continue with hockey.” Lieffers is now a veteran official while still a youngster in the craft at age 24. (Continued on page 12)
Cianna Lieffers officiated at the 4 Nations Cup women’s hockey tournament held in Saskatoon in November. (Photo by Darren Steinke)
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Cam Fuller lived passionately, wrote beautifully
he day Cam Fuller its fiery demise and the tiny died, I thought of town it had served. It was so him as I fell asleep. searing, I wept when I read That was not unusual; I’d it — as much because of its been thinking about him for beauty as its message. weeks, worrying, knowing he “ . . . there’s something was terribly ill. about Saskatchewan’s The next morning, though, countless Kyles, those faded I awakened with him still and peeling places fighting on my mind. How was he? I extinction . . . Between them, wondered. you pass farmyards littered Ken, my husband, came in with forgotten stories in outColumnist to get me up at the appointed dated machinery and classic time. He touched me, his cars on a journey from dust hands as cold as ice. He didn’t want to to dust.” tell me. But I knew. Who writes like that? Cam Fuller did. Despite my flash of understanding, I Not only was he a brilliant, thoughtful couldn’t believe it. I still can’t. writer, he shared his genius with anyone There are other hearts aching more who asked for his help, including me. deeply at his loss: his family, his closWe worked together for a long time, est friends, his immediate colleagues. I and closely for five years. Every time write this, however, because his memory I struggled with the ‘lede’ to a story, I deserves to be honoured, and because he would beg him for help. Every time, my meant so much to me. words were magically transformed into His work as arts reporter and editor at something like poetry. The StarPhoenix affected mine pro“There’s always a grand house that’s foundly, as it did so many others. Every crumbling, a Halloween graveyard, an arts organization in this city. Every abandoned motel,” he wrote. “What is artist who visited this city. Every print it about abandoned motels? I picture a journalist who was blessed to work with person I never was, leaning on a chair in him, and learn from him; he made us all front of a door with a one-digit number better. on it, rolling a cigarette with one hand And his columns affected everyone and watching the sunset, anxious to get who read them, carefully wordsmithed back in the finned Chevy early the next as they were, etched with keen observa- day because, well, there might be a duftion and gut-wrenching honesty. fel bag stuffed with cash in my trunk.” He wrote one of those columns on his He knew, unerringly, how to perbirthday last year, about the Kyle Hotel, fectly evoke a place, a time, a feeling.
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Looking back, looking ahead Saskatoon business leaders share their thoughts
Joanne Paulson Saskatoon Express t wasn’t the worst of times, but it wasn’t the best, either. The year 2018 brought yet another volatile market for oil, difficult times for uranium and a not-fantastic real estate scene. On the other hand, potash found markets and stronger prices, which came as a boon to the province and the city. We saw big company mergers and new trade agreements, a strange and shifting geopolitical climate, and a government trying to cope with a unique American president, to say the very least. In an attempt to round up the economic year, while looking forward into the new one, we asked some of Saskatoon’s business leaders: Looking back on 2018, what was the most important economic development? Looking into 2019, what are you hoping for the most? Here are their answers.
Darla Lindbjerg CEO, Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce
innovative year, where we continue to support Saskatoon’s business community grow and diversify. In a recent survey to members, 67 per cent of those who responded noted that they In general, I believe the uncertainty around have plans for growth or expansion over the next NAFTA and trade truly impacted business 24 months. This is a really encouraging sign for and had economic implications at all levels, our local economy and business community. from the local to the international. It was great The Chamber is here to support local business to see resolution with the USMCA (United through advocacy on multiple issues at all levels States-Mexico-Canada Agreement), but I do of government, as well as connect our membelieve we’ve learned a valuable lesson in bers through our numerous events throughout diversification and ensuring we look to other the year. We will continue to work hard for our markets to engage and do business. members and provide services that result in makI am hoping for another productive and ing Saskatoon’s business community thrive. Chris Guérette CEO, Saskatoon & Region Home Builders’ Association
Alex Fallon President and CEO, Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA)
2013. This trend is expected to continue into 2019, with our unemployment forecast to level out at 6.1 per cent. We’re also expecting GDP to climb to 2.1 per cent in 2019, Last year, SREDA predicted that powered by renewed activity in the the Saskatoon Region would perseresource sector, a healthy demand vere through the economic slowdown for key agriculture commodities, and this year, we’re forecasting that stronger manufacturing activity and growth will start to pick up. continued growth in our technology Looking back, you could see sector. signs of strength and stability in the As we move into 2019, one thing regional economy despite some chal- is clear — the Saskatoon Region is lenges in the resource sector. While at a pivotal time where we have the there were job losses and reduced opportunity to get it right through production in mining, those were innovation, diversification and offset by gains in other areas like working together. Looking forward, an increase in entrepreneurship and SREDA is excited to continue workgrowth in our technology sector. ing with our local stakeholders to Last year, we saw 5,800 jobs help strengthen and grow the local created, which is the highest since economy.
The residential construction market underperformed in 2018, with a significant drop in year-over-year permit numbers despite healthy population growth in the region. These effects were noticed nationally, with Canadian Home Builders’ Association CEO Kevin Lee stating, “well-functioning markets like the Saskatoon Region should be allowed to flourish. Yet declines in the order of 30 to 40 per cent year over year indicate a disproportionate impact is occurring.” The most important factor in this year’s underperformance is a policy-stacking issue across all levels of government. At the federal level, the mortgage stress test significantly reduced the amount of people able to purchase a home and the choices available to those who did qualify. Meanwhile, trade-related uncertainties between the U.S. and Canada impacted the price and availability of building supplies, raising the costs of new homes. Provincially, lifting the PST exemption on construction was a huge hit to affordability. Municipally, every seemingly small decision — a single levy, a small fee, or an additional process lengthening building timelines — had a compounding negative effect. There were, however, some bright spots in the year. The City of Saskatoon made great strides in delivering the “Cut the Red Tape” initiative, a product of the Infill Roundtable Discussions led by the association in an effort to level the playing field between infill and greenfield development. Removing barriers is the most significant action that a city can take
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SASKATOONEXPRESS - January 7-13, 2019 - Page 4 through 2018, both in Canada and in Saskatchewan. Equally prominent in 2018 was the focus on women entrepreneurs. This direction of advancing gender equality in The year 2018 was marked by the vola- the creation of economic activity has the tile and significant trade negotiations with potential to increase GDP by $150 billion the United States and its culmination in to $420 billion by 2026. While Canada is the new USMCA. Canada is estimated to positioned competitively in the global conachieve two per cent growth for this year, text regarding women entrepreneurship, with investments and exports reflecting an more needs to be done. upward trend. From a provincial perspective, a StaWhile the traditional sectors will contistics Canada 2018 report indicated that tinue to play a major role in Canada’s and Saskatchewan leads the nation in relation Saskatchewan’s economies, entrepreneurs to women-owned businesses as a comare influencing and changing the economy. bination of majority women owned and Entrepreneurs are not only fuelling ecojointly owned. While this was notewornomic growth, but shaping an economy thy and remarkable, Saskatchewan has a driven by innovation. tremendous opportunity in 2019 to build It is reported there are nearly 10,000 momentum and make further progress in startups in Canada formulating solutions increasing that number, currently at 13.7 to current challenges in all sectors. With per cent. With Ontario and British CoGiven the tragedies, catastrophes and over 200 incubators across Canada, there lumbia leading the country at 17 per cent, turmoil in the world in 2018, I am once was a pronounced and laudable movement Saskatchewan can make strides in this again deeply grateful to live in Canada, to support and build enterprise growth direction. a country that respects diversity; and in (Continued from page 3) Prabha Mitchell CEO, Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan (WESK)
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Jason Yochim CEO, Saskatoon Region Association of REALTORS® (SRAR) The softening of the global economy was felt again in Saskatoon and Region in 2018. Although this has been a bigger challenge for some parts of Canada, our province is somewhat insulated by a very diverse economy. The total Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) dollar volume of just over $1.5 billion represented a four per cent decline compared to last year. Sales fell two per cent compared to the previous year, much less than other western Canadian cities. SRAR also saw a significant decline of nine per cent in new listings compared to last year. In addition to the economy, the mortgage rule changes that came in late 2017 and early 2018 had a significant impact on buyers’ accessibility to financing. In most cases, these changes reduced affordability for home buyers, and in some cases pushed buyers out of the market. The average price for a home has experienced a slow but steady decline in the past two years, from $351,071 in 2016 to $332,717 at the end of November 2018. Because averages can be misleading, the Canadian Real Estate Association developed a tool several years ago to more accurately determine pricing trends. The Home Price Index (HPI) measures the rate of change in home prices to determine true change in the market and price trends. The HPI for a single-family home in Saskatoon is down only slightly from a year ago, about three per cent from five years ago and 13.5 per cent from 10 years ago. Although the change is notable from 10 years
particular Saskatchewan, a province that cherishes and values relationships, people and community above all. Wishing all of you a successful and robust 2019.
ago, it has changed little in the last 12 months. Looking forward to 2019, I expect we will likely see very little change in the absence of any significant shift in the economy. People are more comfortable buying that first home or moving up to a more expensive home when they are confident in the future and feel secure in a long-term commitment. However, active listings also declined in 2018, down six per cent from the year before. This is a positive step toward reversing the slight declining trend in house prices. In summary, real estate is cyclical and markets don’t stay down forever. Interest rates are still reasonably low, and the Saskatoon Region enjoys some of the most affordable average home prices in Canada. The best time to buy is when the market is a bit soft to take advantage of the market when it does eventually recover. And it will.
Last year in this very space, we forecast that better economic times would be around the corner for the province based on the strength of a diversified economy. While that has definitely been the case, the economic conversation in Saskatoon throughout 2018 has been dominated by uncertainty. Namely, the most important economic developments for 2018 have been the “will they or won’t they” stories of the Trans Mountain pipeline and the NAFTA negotiations. For the better part of the year, these ongoing sagas have had paralyzing effects on investment, trade, and resource prices. While observers would be correct to point out that Trans Mountain is not the be-all and end-all when it comes to foreign and capital investment, in 2018 it became symbolic of all of Canada’s problems with attracting investment, approving major projects, and remaining globally competitive with regards to oil prices. Similarly, months of public posturing over a new NAFTA deal left a lot of dollars safely in pockets and bruises from tariffs. Moving into 2019, we hope this uncertainty will fully clear itself and allow business to chart a course for a prosperous future. If business is left unto itself, it can and will do just that. With political pressure mounting and a
federal election in the next calendar year, we have a degree of confidence — OK, hope — that we will see a conclusive decision on moving forward with construction on Trans Mountain. This may offset some of the uncertainty that comes with an imposed carbon tax levied on businesses, many of which cannot pass costs onto consumers and who will not be receiving much-publicized rebates. With these types of decisions, we can fully round out our economy and support the industries that have propped up the economy through 2018.
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Christmas can be nothing short of alarming
have never believed in string of good holiday wishes. luck, good or bad. When While the soot was being incidents happen, good cleaned out of the living room, or bad, I chalk it up to dimy husband was nagging vine providence. Given my that he could smell gas in the experiences, it has become a house. Sometimes it is just standing joke with family and easier to go with the flow than friends as to what providence argue, so I called SaskEnwould deliver unto me during ergy and was amazed at how the holiday season. quickly someone arrived to A few years back I hit check for a gas leak. the trifecta, which was three Yup, my gas stove was Columnist unfortunate incidents in a leaking, and the gas man was row. That particular year, on going to shut off the gas line Dec. 22, we were expecting guests for to my stove. After an earnest conversadinner. I was racing the clock on dinner tion, and having him witness my call to preparation and had to do a quick run to a repair shop confirming they would be the grocery store for last-minute items. there first thing in the morning, he exerOn the way my car was T-boned. Being cised goodwill. waylaid for an hour dealing with police However, the next morning (Dec. and tow trucks increased my timeline 24) when the repair people showed up, stress, and being left on a corner in the they told me the appliance couldn’t be cold of winter without a vehicle made repaired, that it was dangerous, and it me curse providence. could blow up if I tried to use it. To That evening, while enjoying aftermake a long story short, by noon I had dinner conversation, both my husband bought a gas stove, sight unseen, and and a guest kept saying they smelled rallied the troops to pick it up before the something burning. I checked the appliance store closed at noon. kitchen, and everything was fine. When all was said and done, I had a Shortly after, we snuffed the table new over-priced gas stove I didn’t really candles. Still the burning odour perlike, that didn’t really fit in the opening, sisted. When our guests were leaving, I but the turkey was going to make it to its glanced into the living room and disfinal resting place. covered the source of the odour. The This year, on Dec. 26, divine provifurniture, carpet, lamps — absolutely dence visited me again. Cleaning up everything was covered with black soot. after a pleasant but uneventful holiday, It was truly amazing how much I turned the oven cleaner on and retired damage one burning metallic-painted upstairs for a well-earned rest. candlestick could do. I won’t bore you In short order, my husband was shoutwith the strife or cost of having to get a ing for me, the smoke alarm was blaring, restoration company to come out to clean and the telephone was ringing. Black the furniture and carpet two days before smoke and soot were blowing out from Christmas, or the cost of repainting in the oven, which was full of flames, and the new year. the house was filling with thick smoke. Suffice it to say, after a second major A few years ago, we installed a personal catastrophe in one day, I let security system because of the growing AS010714 Aaron and it wasn’t a loose on providence number of break-ins in the neighbour-
hood and the growing number of thugs roaming the area in the wee hours. We hadn’t realized that service also covered smoke detectors being activated and were astonished at how quickly the security company called after the alarm started and, after confirming there was a fire, notified the fire department. The fire department followed up on the security company’s call, asking if we needed help. Hmm. Flames in a locked gas oven — I think so. The station dispatcher advised me not to touch the stove and to leave the kitchen. Minutes later I heard the siren and thought, “Dear God, not the siren.” Moments later, two strapping firefighters were in my kitchen doing what they are trained do. I must say I was impressed by our fire department, although I am pretty sure I saw the firefighters smirking while I apologized for my stupidity. I had inadvertently left a container of food on the top rack of the oven when I turned on the self-clean option. It was alarming to witness first-hand how quickly a house fills with smoke, even from a small contained fire. It makes you realize how easily victims of fire can succumb, especially if they have been awakened during the dark of night in a panic as thick smoke fills the premises. Why am I telling you this story? Because although I criticize how tax dollars are spent by the city, I rarely rant about the fire department or police services (apart from the over-built police station.) I place those emergency services in the same category as insurance in that you pay for it and hope you never need to use it. It was comforting to know that, should the need arise, you get value for your tax dollars spent on emergency services. I ended 2018 learning the value of keeping smoke and carbon monoxide
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Cabins at Rusty Hook have all the conveniences of home. (Photos by Theresa Kirkpatrick) “I want people to come out here for an experience. I want them to find a warm and inviting atmosphere . . . and feel like they are on vacation but really, just a couple of miles down the road,” said Brownlee. Brownlee, who grew up in the Carrot River area, has the creativity and experience to deliver on that promise. After graduating from Holland College in Prince Edward Island with a diploma in culinary arts, Brownlee spent two years at Ayden Restaurant in Saskatoon where he trained under Top Chef Canada winner Dale MacKay and his team. “I learned so much at Ayden’s from the focus on global cuisine, the way we used local farmers’ markets for ingredients and our own creativity to come up with the best food possible,” he said. While he loved his time in Saskatoon, Brownlee says he has always known that he wasn’t a city boy at heart. Two years ago, he moved home to the Carrot River area to work on his grandparents’ farm, Rudy’s Fruit and Vegetable Farm. When the opportunity came to buy the Mabel Hill farm property near Nipawin, the 26-year old Brownlee decided to bring his passions for cooking and food production together in one operation. Mabel Hill is located strategically on a highway just outside Nipawin and Brownlee is hoping to attract clients from the local area as well as major centres like Melfort, Prince Albert and perhaps even as far away as Saskatoon. The land at Mabel Hill boasts rich fertile soil, plenty of acres available for a garden and orchard, a market store where people can purchase homemade food like perogies and cabbage rolls from a grab-and-go freezer, and the restaurant. Over the past year, Brownlee built the restaurant and marketplace from scratch and the result is stunning. Windows surround the restaurant providing vistas from every angle. Inside, the décor is at the same time classy and rustic, elegant and cozy, and puts food and drink at the heart of it all. Wherever possible, Brownlee says he DS111201 Dan will be using ingredients grown on the farm
Former Ayden Restaurant chef Michael Brownlee opened Mabel Hill Farm Kitchen and Marketplace just outside of Nipawin. and in the local area, and the business will also feature some of the finest Canadian and Saskatchewan craft beer and distillery products, as well as 49th Parallel coffee from Vancouver. From a unique charcuterie board, and main dishes like Confit Duck Leg, Crispy Skin Trout and a 38-day, 10-ounce dryaged beef steak, the Mabel Hill menu offers cuisine that would rival dishes served in the finest New York restaurants. Brownlee also puts his own style and spin on more common items like chicken wings and freshlyground burgers. Each dish has a wine pairing suggestion and is prepared and plated in the open-concept kitchen in view of the guests. “I want people to really experience the food, make it an evening, enjoy and take it all in,” said Brownlee, and points to a sign displayed on the wall. “‘Great ingredients make great food.’ That really sums it up.” Mabel Hill Farm Kitchen & Marketplace is open Monday and Tuesday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday to Sunday from 2:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
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Favourite Photos of 2018
here is no shortage of photo opportunities in Saskatoon every year. We try to get out to as many festivals and events as we can. On this page and the next one are some of Sandy and Cam Hutchinson’s favourite photos from the year that was. These are some of the ones that were close to being in focus.
The sculpture of the two firefighters at Station 6 was frosty on a December morning.
The city opened two bridges on Oct. 2. Dignitaries gathered at the Chief Mistawasis Bridge in the morning and celebrated on the Traffic Bridge that afternoon. It was a great day for motorists in the city. And not too shabby for cyclists and pedestrians either. Harry Lafond was among the dignitaries at the unveiling of a plaque honouring Joni Mitchell.
Saskatoon Gardenscape means spring. This year’s show will be held March 29-31 at Prairieland Park.
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The Saskatoon Ribfest is held in early August every year.
Pets in the Park is another one of Saskatoon’s summer festivals.
The Pride Parade is one of the city’s most colourful and popular events.
The Saskatoon Exhibition attracts more than 200,000 people every year. Nicholas Patrick had reason to smile. He was the leading rider at Marquis Downs.
Chandler Stephenson of the Washington Capitals signed autographs on the day he brought the Stanley Cup home to Saskatoon.
Food Truck Wars was a popular event in Riversdale.
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Removing goo from window decals Dear Reena, To deter birds from flying into my patio windows, I put decals on the windows. I took the decals off and they have left sticky goo which I can’t remove. Do you have any advice? — Anne Dear Anne, Your best bet is to wash the sticky residue with a non-scratching abrasive cloth, hot water and dish soap. The hot water will loosen the glue. Clean your Household windows as normal after the residue is Solutions gone. Dear Reena, In order to meet recycling standards, I was removing a large label from paper towel packaging. I got it off in one swift rip, which was fantastic, until it landed flat on the concrete floor. I was able to peel off some of it, but it was coming off in bits. I stopped, as I felt this wouldn’t help. Now I’m left with a foot-long mess on the concrete. Thoughts? I’m hoping to avoid heavy-duty chemicals. I thought maybe a rag soaked in vinegar might work? — Lexi Dear Lexi, Hot water and a stiff plastic scraper should be all you need in order to remove the sticker. A hair dryer is another option. You could also pour rubbing alcohol onto the area and gently scrape. Hi Reena, I would like to know how to clean a badly burned ceramic stove top. My daughters have made eggs and not cleaned the stove top properly, and it is impossible to clean. I have used the glass top cleaner and scraper but am unable to get the burned spots off. — Laurel Dear Laurel, Years ago, a contributor shared the same challenge. She sprayed the stove with oven cleaner and scrubbed. She said the stove looked brand new (test on an inconspicuous area first). Dear Reena, What is the best way to organize winter clothing such as mitts, scarves and toques? — Merle Dear Merle, You are not alone, speaking as a mom of four. I needed to tackle this issue before it became out of hand. In our case, we built six wooden full-size lockers — one for each member of the family. This keeps our family organized. If you do not have room for lockers or plastic or wooden cubbies use the following hints. Begin by removing out-of-season apparel and putting the items into large plastic bins. All additional winter clothing can be placed into plastic containers and stored in an area such as a large wooden bench that opens. Mittens are safety-pinned together and any clothing that has not been used within a two-year time period is donated. Mittens, toques and scarves can also be stored in jacket sleeves or hoods. Dear Reena, Do you have a solution to get lipstick out of cotton navy slacks that have gone through the dryer? — Elizabeth Hi Elizabeth, Tackle this dyed grease stain with the help of hot water and Oxyclean; it may take more than one washing. Other products that you can use are shaving cream, dandruff shampoo and rubbing alcohol. Remember to test them first so that you don’t risk discoloration. You can also wash the slacks in washing soda. Don’t give up, wash the slacks several times and don’t put slacks into the dryer until the stain is gone. Worst case scenario is boil the pants in a product called Iron Out or use Rit dye remover according to the directions on the box. Note that either of these products will lighten the fabric colour: re-dye as desired. Feedback from Wise Contributors Re: Peeling Garlic Hi Reena, I was reading your column today about a tip for removing the peel from garlic cloves. I have the following tip — microwave a clove or two on high for about five seconds, then cut off the end and the peel will just slide off. — Christine Re: Clean Windows I am a regular reader and enjoy your columns very much. Recently, I purchased cleaning vinegar on a friend’s recommendation, and it’s great. However, I cannot recall you talking about it. Perhaps readers would be interested to know that if you use vinegar straight in a spray bottle, you will have the sparkliest windows on the block. — Phyllis Re: Storing potatoes I came across a mention you made in your article about storing potatoes. The person who wrote to you said she stored her potatoes with her onions. I recently read that potatoes should be stored separately from onions, which I have started doing. Your suggestion was storing potatoes in a plastic bag in the fridge. I haven’t tried that, but I certainly do keep spuds and onions separate. — Valerie
Saskatoon’s New Year’s baby came into the world at 1:55 a.m. on Jan. 1. Ayla Juliette Mann, who weighed seven pounds, one ounce, was born to Graeme and Meagan Mann at Royal University Hospital. Ayla shares her birthday with big brother Emery, who celebrated his second birthday on Jan. 1. He was the second baby born in Saskatoon that year. (Photo Supplied)
James Yuel named Citizen of the Year
ames Yuel has always believed in the growth and potential of Saskatchewan and recognized the value of giving back. That’s primarily why the Saskatoon business executive, who founded PIC Investment Group, has been selected as the winner of CTV’s 2018 Saskatoon Citizen of the Year award. The announcement was made on New Year’s Eve. “Throughout his life, James has used his talents and knowledge as a successful business leader to enrich our community,” said Jeff Bollenbach, general manager of Manitoba-Saskatchewan television and radio properties for Bell Media. “His contributions to many organizations and foun-
dations have had a lasting impact on Saskatoon, and we thank him for his dedication.” He was a founding member of the Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority and has served the Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce. He and his family have lent a helping hand to Ronald McDonald House, the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation, Persephone Theatre, Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation and the Saskatoon Tribal Council’s Youth Entrepreneurship program, among others. The Citizen of the Year has been an annual Saskatoon tradition for 52 years and honours men or women who have been nominated for excellence in community service.
Mercer to headline Silver Spoon Dinner
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Network overhypes world junior tournament
TSN bears some responcan “wish he could have that sibility for the hate directed one back” or a player may toward Team Canada’s have given up the puck or captain, Maxime Comtois, in taken a bad penalty, but that’s the aftermath of our country’s as far as it needs to go. loss in a quarter-final game O’Neill crossed the line. at the world junior hockey Maybe he was there to baltournament. ance out the kindness of Bob TSN created this monster, McKenzie. McKenzie gets and has kept feeding it. it. Never will you hear him The event has been overgo after specific players in a hyped beyond belief for a few mean tone. He is a class act. decades, making it a madeAfter 41 years in the Editor for-television tournament. business, I can think of only It’s worth a lot of dough to TSN, which a handful of times when I could be acwent through a spell where it lost some cused of crossing the line. Once was it a of its top properties —a large portion of player who was in the neighbourhood of the NHL and the rights to Toronto Blue 20 years old. He deserved it and I would Jays games. do it again today. I suppose I am doing Nobody, using the term loosely, in it again by retelling the story for the other parts of the world could give a umpteenth time. rat’s butt about the world junior tournament. If it was played at any other time of year, Canadians wouldn’t be Gorillaglued to their flat screens. What struck me as being different this year was the way the players were treated. And here’s where TSN comes back into the column. These kids are put on a pedestal that is far too high; many of them have pimples, for heaven’s sake. TSN wrongly had Jeff O’Neill on its panel. I don’t like O’Neill and not just because he blocked me on Twitter. I deserved to be blocked after poking him with an incorrect fact. I did apologize. I didn’t like him as a player and I dislike him as an analyst. He looks and acts like an angry middle-aged man. I think In a 1995 football game, when the of the thousands of retired athletes and Regina Rams were about to take a knee then wonder how some of them got jobs in a win over the Saskatoon Hilltops, as analysts. He fits into that category. the Rams quarterback threw a pass. The During one of O’Neill’s segments — touchdown was called back because of I didn’t bother to watch most of them a penalty. — he criticized players by name. This I wrote about the incident and how is an absolute no-no when it comes to classless it/he was. teenaged amateur athletes. Actually, it It’s a small world. The quarterback is, with rare exception, for all amateur was Darryl Leason, whose son, Brett, athletes. played on the Canadian team in the You don’t single them out for harsh world juniors. In one game, Brett Leacriticism ever, ever, ever. Yes, a goalie son was a dominant player and I was as
“It is shameful and incomprehensible that a few cowards who can hide behind social media could make such vicious attacks on these young men’s character”
happy as heck for him. Even in a star-studded lineup at the world juniors, I wondered if Leason would get the call to take the penalty shot against Finland. He didn’t and Comtois did. Comtois might wish he hadn’t, given the viciousness directed toward him on social media. It has been beyond merciless. He’s 19 years old. He didn’t score on a penalty shot. So what? Comtois has been called just about every name you can think of, some of which repulsively referred to his being a francophone. The company that represents the Anaheim Ducks draft choice sent out a news release which was bang on. “It is shameful and incomprehensible that a few cowards who can hide behind social media could make such vicious attacks on these young men’s character after they have battled their hearts out for their country,” Comtois’ representatives, The Roy Sports Group, said. “It was Maxime’s idea to use this as a learning moment for all of the youth of Canada, that cyber bullying is a real problem, and like all bullies, we need to stand up to them and call them out for what they are,” it read. The interim leader of the Parti Quebecois, Pascal Berube, called the insults “anti-francophone racism.” It certainly appeared to be that way. Comtois, as you would expect, felt badly for not scoring. “I was thinking to score and I didn’t,” Comtois told reporters before hearing of the social media lynch mob. “I was going with my move and trying to shoot. It’s not the first one that I missed and it’s not going to be the last one. It has to hurt, but if I get one more chance later in my career, I have to be ready and dig in to get it in.” Have we become that over-the-top hockey crazed that we lash out in such cowardly ways at a young man for failing to score on a penalty shot? My goodness.
Urness family a rarity in football history
he death of Ted Urness, from 1970 until 1987 and a six-time Canadian later came back to manage all-star centre with the Redhead Equipment Ltd. In Saskatchewan Roughriders, 1991. He was also chair of has evoked memories of how the Saskatchewan Liquor the Urness family achieved Board for five years. It was at a unique and perhaps unRedhead in November, 1994, matched record in Canadian when we had our best sitfootball history. down conversation. Urness died Dec. 29 in East-west football playoffs Saskatoon at the age of 81. weren’t common in the 1920s, Three generations of the but the legendary Al Ritchie, Saskatchewan football family who coached both football People played in Grey Cup games. and hockey, got approval to Ted’s father Albert and his take his teams for Grey Cup mother’s brother, Fred Goodman, played games which were all held in the east. for Regina in Grey Cup games in 1929, Ted’s father played in 1929 when 1930 and 1931. His uncle, Harold, the Riders lost 14-3 to Hamilton, again played for the Riders in 1930; he didn’t in 1930 when they lost 11-6 to Toronto make the trip that year, but was in the Balmy Beach and again in 1931 to the 1931 playoff. Ted played in three Grey Montreal Winged Wheelers, considered Cup games, 1966, 1967 and 1968, win- the first senior team to introduce passing ning the ultimate prize in 1966. His son, into the Canadian game. Mark, played with the Riders when they The 1966 game, where Ted anwon the Grey Cup in 1989. chored the Canadian offensive line, For a little extra measure, Ted’s was significant because it was the first brother, Jack, also played three years time the Roughriders ever won the Grey with the Riders and another brother, Cup. The Riders beat Ottawa, who were Barry, had a good run with the Regina 10-point favourites, 29-14. Rams juniors as had Ted and Jack. The 1989 game, in which his son I was a press box attendee when Ted played, was also significant because started with the Roughriders, saw him it ended a 23-year drought by the play in the Grey Cup game at Vancouver Roughriders. They won a scorcher 43in 1966 and witnessed the start of a five- 40, on a last-second field goal by Dave year consecutive stretch as All-Canadian Ridgway against the Hamilton Tigercentre. In Vancouver, I was chosen by Cats. United Press, a Canadian news agency, Urness would probably agree that the to cover the Roughriders at what turned 1966 Grey Cup victory was more symout to be a celebratory party. bolic of Saskatchewan than any others. Ted later moved to Saskatoon and It was their first. It was played in a day was owner of Hilltop Ford Equipment of 34-player rosters, who earned far less
than today’s counterparts. It was a roster laden with Saskatchewan talent, including six who grew up in Saskatoon. It was during a time when there was continuity in the makeup of the team, hardly ever dishevelled by the frequency of trades which exist today. The players may have been poorer in the pocketbooks, but were nevertheless admired immensely by the best of CFL fans. The dressing room facilities under the Regina Exhibition grandstand were hardly ideal, but the players grew accustomed to them. Practices were held after supper, allowing players to hold day jobs. There was always an open-door policy for the media visitors, also different from today’s controlled scrums by a public relations officer. Ken Preston was the general manager of the Riders in 1966, recruiting talent in an amazing way, operating on the theory that a team can only go as far as Canadian talent would carry it. Urness, Reg Whitehouse, Tom Beynon, Alan Ford and Gordie Barwell were among the pivotal Canadians on offence. Ron Atchison, Dale West, Wayne and Cliff Shaw, Ted Dushinski, Henry Dorsch, Gene Wlasiuk, Larry Dumelie and Bob Kosid were among those on defence. Those with the Saskatoon identities were Barwell, Atchison, the two Shaws, West and Dushinski, again a within-theprovince record never to be matched again It is hard to imagine that the great 1966 team existed 52 years ago but, for some of us, it still seems like yesterday.
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With experience, refereeing becomes more instinctive
(Continued from page 1) he 4 Nations Cup women’s hockey tournament was held here in November and Lieffers, now living in Saskatoon, worked that prestigious event for the first time. Her awestruck moment came when she worked a pre-tournament game on Nov. 4 in Prince Albert between Canada and Finland. When Lieffers was watching warm-ups, she admitted to being stunned seeing Canadian team stars Marie-Philip Poulin, Natalie Spooner and Sarah Nurse on the ice. Lieffers had worked two international events before, but now it struck her she would be working a game that contained some of the biggest stars in women’s hockey. Early nerves disappeared with some upbeat early interactions. Working that pretournament contest and the 4 Nations Cup was a huge confidence-builder. “It was awesome just to skate that level of hockey,” said Lieffers. “It was the most challenging tournament. “It was the highest level I have worked, but it was also very rewarding. I wasn’t out of my league. I fell into place quickly with the other officials, with many who have gone to the Olympics and have done higher women’s worlds. “The more games you work to get to that level it just becomes automatic and an instinct,” said Lieffers. “You see something happen, and it is almost like you don’t have to think about it. “You just see it and you react to it. It becomes more of a reflex.” When she isn’t working international events, Lieffers is a regular on the USports women’s hockey and Saskatchewan Female Midget AAA Hockey League circuits. She was named the top official in the SFMAAAHL in three out of the last four years. Lieffers also works men’s junior B games in the Prairie Junior Hockey League, and she officiated a couple of Saskatchewan AS010710 Aaron Junior Hockey League games at the junior
A level earlier this season. This week, Lieffers heads to Dumfries in the United Kingdom for the under-18 women’s world championship Division I, Group B tournament. Lieffers said she wasn’t aware how many doors could potentially open for her when she started officiating. She remained that way until she was a Grade 11 high school student and a referee from Prince Albert spotted her and sent her name to Barry Schrader, who is currently the Saskatchewan Hockey Associations’ development of female officials co-ordinator. She was brought to Prince Albert to work as a linesperson at a female midget AAA game and that was when her world changed. “The first game was an eye opener,” said Lieffers. “This is a competitive sport for us officials, not just a way to go make money. “I think that was my biggest ‘wow’ moment. There is so much more out there to work for.” Lieffers said she has learned a number of life lessons and important character traits in becoming a hockey official. The biggest skill she picked up was how to keep calm during conflicts, when everyone seems to be losing their minds. She graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with great distinction in kinesiology last year, received her education degree with distinction this past June and currently works as a teacher. Her experiences as a hockey official have helped her communicate with colleagues, parents and students. Lieffers said she has come a long way in this department during her officiating career. “When I first started, I wouldn’t want to engage with a coach who was angry,” said Lieffers. “I would just pretend I didn’t hear him, or I would just yell back. “Now, I’ll let him yell. I’ll be like, ‘Yeah. We’ll talk.’ I’m not afraid to come over there. I’ll have the conversation.
When not officiating, Cianna Lieffers is a techer. (Photo by Darren Steinke) “Honestly, that is the biggest life lesson and skill you get from refereeing. There is so much more to it than just going out there and calling penalties.” Going forward as an official, Lieffers would like to keep breaking down barriers working men’s games, if the opportunities present themselves. Her biggest goal is to work women’s games at the highest international levels.
“In the future, I hope to keep climbing that ladder on the international scale,” she said. “Eventually, I hope just to keep working these tournaments, keep climbing those ranks and one day my end goal is to be skating in Olympic games.” (You can see more of Darren Steinke’s work in his online blog stankssermon. blogspot.ca.)
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Entertainment Todd Devonshire’s play, Monday Night, will premiere Jan. 10. (Photo Supplied)
John Lennon’s death inspires local playwright
Shannon Boklaschuk Saskatoon Express he day John Lennon was murdered by an obsessed fan — December 8, 1980 — will remain forever etched in the minds of Beatles fans. Though the tragedy occurred nearly 40 years ago, it is still the subject of much fascination, speculation, frustration and sadness today. Lennon, one of the most beloved musicians of the 20th century, was shot four times as he tried to enter his New York apartment. Mark Chapman — a crazed fan who had received an autograph from Lennon earlier in the day — was arrested and later sentenced to 20 years in prison. In a world before the Internet, smartphones and social media, millions of Americans first learned of Lennon’s assassination while watching Monday Night Football. That’s when Howard Cosell broadcast the shocking news during a Patriots-Dolphins game. Fast-forward a few decades and Cosell’s infamous announcement continues to impact Beatles fans. In fact, it is the inspiration behind a new play — aptly titled Monday Night — written by Saskatoon’s Todd Devonshire. Monday Night will have its world premiere this month, marking the first show of 2019 on offer as part of Live Five Independent Theatre’s current season. “The one thing that’s always attracted me to the Beatles is just their music,” said Devonshire in a recent interview. “As I became older their social consciousness — especially with Lennon — was something that always kind of appealed to me, that factor.” One evening back in 2012, Devonshire was watching YouTube videos of the Beatles — old black and white clips of past performances on The Ed Sullivan Show and the like — when Cosell’s announcement popped up. Devonshire was intrigued. “It just literally blew me away,” he said. AS010713 DevonshireAaron happened to be looking for a topic to focus
on during the Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre’s 24-hour playwriting competition. Devonshire found it with Cosell’s broadcast, as he couldn’t help but wonder what it would have been like to be watching Monday Night Football at that moment back in 1980. “I was just as stunned in 2012 as I think someone would have been in 1980,” he said. “It was very just, ‘Wow. I can’t believe (it).’ . . . . I mean, the game itself is a huge game; it’s an exciting game. You have the field goal to basically decide whether the game is going to end or not and, all of a sudden, here comes this announcement. It kind of blew me away and I said, ‘Well, there’s a story right there.’ ” Devonshire, the author of the novel Rink Burgers, hadn’t written a play before, but he started to develop Monday Night during the 24-hour playwriting competition. He was awarded third place in the competition, and Monday Night was later chosen by Live Five to be the third show in its 15th anniversary season. Monday Night will run from Jan. 10-13 and from Jan. 17-20 at The Refinery Arts and Spirit Centre, located at 609 Dufferin Ave. Directed by Gordon Portman, it features Yvonne Addai, Angela Kemp, Bruce McKay, Kenn McLeod, Curtis Peeteetuce and Leon Willey. “We have a terrific cast. I mean, they are just top-notch Saskatchewan artists, a Saskatchewan director. And it’s basically Saskatchewan people telling maybe — I believe — one of the biggest stories, modern tragedies, of our time,” said Devonshire. Monday Night weaves together three stories, featuring two musicians who are protesting on a New York City rooftop, Cosell making the announcement about Lennon’s death and an individual who was at the hospital when Lennon was brought in with his fatal injuries. When asked how he feels about having his show produced on stage, Devonshire said: “It’s real, you know?” “It’s like all those voices living in your head all of the sudden have life, character,” he said. “And then the actors
themselves, they put their own kind of spin on it and it just is absolutely exciting to watch and see. I’m in the rehearsals, and I’m getting goosebumps when we have Howard Cosell, when we have people on the rooftop, when we have the person in the hospital who was there when Lennon was actually brought in.” Monday Night will make its world premiere as part of the Live Five-Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre play development partnership. The show is produced by Highway 55 Productions, a new company created specifically for Monday Night. While Devonshire has taken in some of the rehearsal process, he hasn’t yet watched his play performed in its entirety. He is hoping to do so alongside fellow audience members on opening night. “I want to be part of the audience that night,” he said. “I want to be a fan that night. I don’t want to be the playwright or the producer; I want to just sit there and enjoy it.” Tickets are $25 for adults and $22 for students and seniors. They can be purchased by calling 306-653-5191 or by going online to livefive.ca.
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U of S professor collaborates on sculpture in New Orleans
By Shannon Boklaschuk lison Norlen is making waves in New Orleans. The University of Saskatchewan (USask) faculty member recently worked with a colleague from the University of Alberta, art professor Jesse Thomas, to create a sculpture outside the New Orleans Jazz Museum. The project coincided with the 300th anniversary of the Louisiana city and with LUNA Fête, the annual festival of light, art and technology in New Orleans. LUNA Fête was held from Dec. 6-9, 2018, in Lafayette Square. After brainstorming with jazz museum director Greg Lambousy, Norlen and Thomas worked together for four days to invent and construct a wave sculpture on site, without any specific preliminary drawings — something Norlen described as “definitely a creative process.” “We created the wave to reference water,” said Norlen, a professor in the College of Arts and Science’s Department of Art and Art History. “We also had panels of Canadian landscape in the winter with snow, as well as a projection of heavy blowing snow on one of the walls. We wanted to subtly reference the climate, bring aspects of Canadian landscape and culture to New Orleans and, of course, reference Hurricane Katrina. We wanted to build something dramatic, haunting and also quite beautiful.” Earlier this year, Norlen was part of Roadside Attractions, a public art project that took place throughout Saskatchewan in July and August. One of her pieces — a big toppled ice cream cone — was curated by the Estevan Art Gallery and Museum in Estevan. AS010716 Aaron Norlen, a visual artist who is known for
large-scale drawing and sculpture installation, used a corrugated plastic product to build the ice cream cone that was displayed in Estevan. The material can be bent when sliced or cut to form curves, and it is relatively inexpensive, waterproof and transparent, which allows light to come through it. Norlen and Thomas were inspired to use the same material to create the wave artwork in New Orleans, and thus spent a weekend at Norlen’s Saskatoon studio experimenting with it. Thomas then began building a kind of armature — a framework around which a sculpture is built — the day before Norlen arrived in New Orleans. Once Norlen arrived, they worked together to create the sculpture during LUNA Fête, as nightly concerts and exhibits were underway at the jazz museum. “We wanted to build something immersive and bold,” Norlen said. “People throughout the four days of construction kept coming back and talking to us. A lot of questions arose about what it was, as it is quite abstract — even complete. But there was fascination and people found it beautiful, ghostlike (and) surreal, which we enjoyed. It also became a backdrop for visitors to have their photo taken.” The wave structure was taken down at the conclusion of LUNA Fête, as it was intended to be a temporary sculpture or “a kind of pop-up surprise,” she said. When asked how she felt about having her work on display in New Orleans, Norlen said “it is a fantastic environment, and fits into my area of research in such an interesting way.” “I have been working with the theme of spectacle for years, and have been to Rio de Janeiro to work in the Carnival,
Alison Norlen and Jessie Thomas created this artwork outside the New Orleans Jazz Museum. (Photo supplied) have travelled to Day of the Dead all-night vigils, the Carnival in Trinidad, Diwali in India and been to festivals, fairs and events all over the world,” said Norlen. “In 2012 I was invited to Toronto for the Nuit Blanche festival, where I built a 40-foot-high lighthouse,” she added. “And though I do large work in the areas of drawing, painting and sculpture, these projects are fantastically terrify-
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FEATURE EVENT JANUARY 14
The Yorkton Film Festival and Grace Westminster United Church are hosting a film event at 7:30 at the church. The event will feature Bee Nation, a documentary about First Nations children as they prepare for a spelling competition. Darryl Isbister, co-ordinator for First Nations, Inuit and Metis education, will discuss indigenous education in the Saskatoon Public School System. Open to the public at no charge. Refreshments provided.
welcomes new members. No auditions. We meet Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Grace-Westminster United Church (505 – 10th St. East). Two sessions: SepJANUARY 11 tember to December and January to April. For more Megan Nash, the Moose Jaw singer-songwriter, comes information: email@example.com or sites.google. with contrasting roots styles. Her album, Song Harvest com/view/saskatoon-choral-society/home. Volume One, was filled with stark refrains. Her latest, ***** Seeker, recorded with her friends, Bears in HazenMagic City Chorus (women’s four part a cappella harmore, takes her into bold, new territory. 9 p.m. The mony) rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings at St. Bassment, 202 Forth Ave. North. Tickets $20 for SJS Paul’s United Church, Egbert Avenue, in Sutherland at members, $25 for non-members. 7 p.m. New members welcome! Check out magiccitychorus.ca for more information. For more information, JANUARY 12 contact firstname.lastname@example.org Piano master Martin Janovsky brings an all-star collection of talent together for the annual January romp ***** through pop, blues and jazz hits. His musicians include Spirit of the West Toastmasters Club. Want to become Shelton Corbett, Barrie Redford and Kenny Marco; his more confident in your personal life and in your work? We help each other develop oral communication and vocalists are Jana Janovsky and Kathryn Schulz. 8 leadership skills by providing instant feedback. Guests p.m. The Bassment. Tickets $23 and $28. are always welcome. We meet every Tuesday from 7 JANUARY 15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, 1130 John Wort Hannam of Lethbridge gave up his teaching Idydwyld Drive, room number 129-C or 150. job in 2001 to concentrate on music and it’s been a ***** wise career move. He’s won a Canadian Folk Music Truth Research Circle of Friends at 7 p.m. If you are award for best album and now he and his band are concerned about the trouble in our world, researching touring in support of a new album, Acres of Elbow its roots, feeling grief and confusion, and wondering Room. 8 p.m. The Bassment. Tickets $18 and $23. what to do with what you’re learning, you are welcome to join our circle. Call Patti at 306-229-1978 for more JANUARY 16 information and the location. Madeleine Roger of Winnipeg is a singer-songwriter whose work is familiar on CBC Radio and at noted folk THIRD WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH festivals like the ones at Winnipeg and Calgary. She’s Columbian Seniors (55+) pot luck supper at Holy Spirit known for vivid lyricism and imaginative melodies. 8 Parish Hall (114 Kingsmere Place.) Doors open at 5 p.m. The Bassment. Tickets $18 and $23, p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m.
Singles Social Group - “All About Us” for people in their 50s to 70s. Weekly Wednesday restaurant SINGERS WANTED suppers, monthly brunch, movie nights and more. Join Magic City Chorus for its Open House on Jan. 15 Meet new friends. No membership dues. For more at 6:30 p.m. Women 14 and older are invited to attend. information email: email@example.com or phone 306Discover the world of 4-part a cappella harmony. If you 249-0254. can carry a tune, we can teach you the rest in a fun, ***** inclusive, and friendly atmosphere. For more informa- Seven Seas Toastmasters, an energetic and dynamic tion, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 306- club, invites you to join us from noon to 1 p.m. in the 371-0654. Check out our website magiccitychorus. LDAS Building. (2221 Hanselman Court.) For more com or facebook.com/magiccitychorus. information, visit http://3296.toastmastersclubs.org/ ***** JANUARY 12 The FASD Network of Saskatchewan offers monthly MENSA is an international, non-profit society for support meetings for individuals living with FASD and people who score among the top two per cent of caregivers on Wednesdays at the Network office (510 the general population on a standardized IQ test. A Cynthia St). The free-of-charge support meetings supervised IQ testing session is being held at 2 p.m. are an informative and engaging space for people p.m. The cost is $90, or $70 for students. If you are to connect with each other for ongoing support. For interested in attending this session, call Tim at 306information and times, visit www.saskfasdnetwork. 242-7408 or e-mail email@example.com. ca/events
Saskatoon Nature Society’s monthly speaker series. The event has a new location: Room 1130, Health Sciences E-Wing on the U of S campus. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. and everyone is welcome to attend at no charge. This month’s speaker is Mark Bidwell. He will discuss ecology and conservation of whooping cranes. For more information, visit www.saskatoonnaturesociety.sk.ca.
ONGOING SENIORS CLUB
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 & socializing from 1-4 pm every Wednesday, bowling on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, contact Ed at 306-382-7657 or 306-7160204 or Sylvia at 306-382-4390 or 306-717-8773.
SECOND SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH The MindFULL Café, part of the international Alzheimer Café movement, provides an opportunity for persons with dementia, family, care partners and other interested people to meet in a relaxed social setting. The Café is a two-hour get together with refreshments, entertainment and information. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Sherbrooke Community Centre. For more information, call Robin Kitchen at 306-655-3646. ***** Memory Writers — September to June, 10 a.m. to noon at the Edwards Centre, 333 Fourth Avenue. Share the events and memories of your life in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. For more information, call Hilda at 306-382-2446.
EVERY TUESDAY Love to Sing? The Saskatoon Choral Society
Cam Hutchinson & Friends: Views of the World
Oh no, Canada
By RJ Currie t’s a World Junior Hockey Championships first: the Canadian team not winning a medal on home ice. It might be Canada’s greatest national embarrassment since Justin Bieber. • I’m not saying Houston Rockets star James Harden travels a lot. He just plays basketball like it’s a good walk spoiled. • I spent New Year’s Eve at home with my wife. She had really slim pickings at midnight. • Notre Dame got clobbered by Clemson 30-3 in the Cotton Bowl. Georgia’s bulldog mascot, Uga, put up a better fight in the Sugar Bowl against Bevo the longhorn. • Six passengers on a Frontier flight from Cleveland to Tampa fell ill, started vomiting and according to AP reports were removed “before the flight landed.” That seems excessive. • It’s possible my wife has overheard too many sports-injury reports. Yesterday
she upgraded my future status as her husband from doubtful to questionable. • Berlin police said it was hard to describe the scene when a city route got closed down after a factory tank of liquid chocolate overflowed and poured out onto the street. How about Choc-a-block? • LeBron James says his championship with the Cavaliers should make him the “greatest ever.” “Same here,” said Jared Cunningham. • According to the website Medical Daily, U.S. scientists consider marijuana beer potentially life-threatening. Snowboarders consider it a time-saver. • Philosophical question: If a paternity test proves you are the daddy, did you pass the test or fail? RJ’s Punalty Box World Chess champion Magnus Carlsen is reportedly a major celebrity at home in Norway. And good news ladies, he isn’t married — although he has been mated.
DeMar gets first laugh against Raptors
anice Hough, on DeMar DeRozan saying it wasn’t emotional for him after scoring his first triple-double to help the Spurs trounce the Raptors: “It’s a good thing for San Antonio that DeRozan is a better player than he is a liar.” • From TC Chong: “Masslive.com reports that a record 3,447 penalties were called in NFL games this season. Who are they trying to copy? The CFL?” • Torben Rolfsen, on Canada’s world junior team taking a two-week break from social media during the tournament: “Turns out they should have stayed off social media after their tourney ended.” • A joke making the rounds on the Internet: “What do you do for a living?” Reply: “Organ trafficking.” Reply: “Dude don’t you have a heart?” Reply: “Sorry, maybe tomorrow.” • From Bill Littlejohn: “Baker Mayfield is a finalist for the Jimmy Garappolo Award for Best Performance in Meaningless NFL Stretch Drive Garbage Games.” • Mitch Marner or Auston Matthews? The questions isn’t as outlandish as it once was. • Alex Kaseberg, on being a comedian: “If doing two shows a night on a snowy weekend in Dubuque, Iowa, making enough money to break even to get there, and doing that for 10 years for a one-in-one thousand chance of making it big sounds like fun, go for it.” • Good for Regina for getting an NHL outdoor game and playing it in October — and that’s no joke. • Chong, on Robert Mueller’s Trump probe turning up a nude selfie of someone apparently famous: “How did Brett Favre get Muller’s phone number?” • From Rolfsen: “The Ravens’ Michael Crabtree spent New Year’s Eve
in Times Square, where he dropped the ball.” • Wise words from hockey commentator Pierre LeBrun: “I am continually amazed by the angst and attention that the NHL all-star snubs produce, given how little people care about the event itself.” • From 1968 Hockey Tweets: “Tom Fitzgerald of the Boston Globe has done some research and reports that the average salary for an NHL players these days is just shy of $20,000 a year.” • From that Dave Hodge: “Can’t wait for Trump to blame the play of Benn and Seguin on the Democrats.” • Another line from somewhere on the Internet: “The only person Trump ever hired who was actually qualified to do their job was Stormy Daniels.” • Chong, on the Cotton Bowl resulting in Clemson defeating Notre Dame 30-3: “Will The Irish change the name of their mural of Touchdown Jesus to Field Goal Jesus?’’ • Another one from 1968 Hockey Tweets: “Tonight in Oakland the Seals play the Philadelphia Flyers and it’s stick night. The first 1,000 kids 16 or under accompanied by an adult receive a free official hockey stick. Some writers are wondering what they do with the extra sticks if a thousand kids don’t show up.” • From Hough: Notre Dame looked so over-matched in its college football semi-final bowl game it should be invited to join the Pac 12.” • Kaseberg, on Kendall Jenner not being in the Kardashian Christmas photo: “And we thought things couldn’t get worse than with the government shutdown.” • From Rolfsen: “Watching Big Ten teams in the two-minute offence is like watching sumo wrestlers play hockey.”
Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority - Liquor Permit Under the provisions of The Alcohol and Gaming Regulations Act, 1997, Notice is hereby given that UNA Pizzeria Saskatoon Inc. has applied to the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) for a Restaurant permit to sell alcohol in the premises known as Bar Gusto at 707 Broadway Ave Saskatoon, SK S7N 1B3 . Written objections to the granting of the permit may be filed with SLGA not more than two weeks from the date of publication of this notice. Every person filing a written objection with SLGA shall state their name, address, and telephone number in printed form, as well as the grounds for the objection(s). Petitions must name a contact person, state grounds, and be legible. Each signatory to the petition and the contact person must provide an address and telephone number. Frivolous, vexatious or competitionbased objections within the beverage alcohol industry may not be considered and may be rejected by the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Licensing Commission, who may refuse to hold a hearing. Write to: Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority Box 5054 REGINA, SK S4P 3M3