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Vol. 103 No. 30

MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012

Biggar, Saskatchewan

Keep going, the finish line is close: Biggar Barracuda Swim Club held their swim meet on Sunday, July 15. The day started out fine (a bit overcast) but after lunch the rain started coming down. Still the swimmers lined up on the

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starting blocks for their heats but the officials could be seen taking cover under umbrellas. For a complete list of the results check out the Sports page in this issue. (Independent photo by Peggy Hasein)

Wine makers named Saskatchewan’s 2012 Outstanding Young Farmers Sue Echlin and Vance Lester credit British Columbia’s wine industry with the inspiration to turn their hay fields to fruit crops at Living Sky Winery – a move that earned them Outstanding Young Farmers (OYF) in 2012 for Saskatchewan. The Perdue couple were recognized at the Farm Progress Show recently in Regina, with federal agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, provincial agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart and provincial deputy minister of agriculture Alanna Koch in attendance. In 2005, the prairie couple made the significant move to overhaul their horse hay farm into a fruit farm. Recognizing the potential risks, they hired a professional fruit winemaker before planting their first fruit tree. It was a smart first business decision for the couple whose operation now

consists of 1,500 apple and Saskatoon trees, with production reaching 18,000 litres in 2012 with plans to add an additional 10,000 litres annually. “ S u e a n d Va n c e followed their passion to build a leading-edge business that is truly one of Saskatchewan’s newest treasures,” says Luanne Lynn, 2nd VicePresident of OYF. “This can-do outlook is exactly the approach that keeps Canada’s OYF program such a vibrant program with a growing list of inspiring ambassadors for Canadian agriculture.” Attention to consumer trends and a dedication to quality products and local ingredients are cornerstones of Living Sky Winery. Despite the challenges of operating a winery in a highly regulated industry that’s fairly new to the province, Sue and Vance have worked with

government officials and others producing spirits in the province to move the industry forward. “We believe ardently that local foods and services contribute to the community in a postive way, and try to purchase everything we can from our friends and neighbours.” Today, Sue and Vance have expanded their production beyond wine, expanding into port, ice wines, mistelles and cider. More information can be found at livingskywinery. com. Sue and Vance will represent Saskatchewan at OYF’s national event in Charlottetown, PEI from November 28 – December 2, 2012. Celebrating 32 years of identifying great agricultural successes, Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers’ program is an annual competition to recognize farmers that exemplify excellence

in their profession and promote the tremendous contribution of agriculture. Open to participants 18 to 39 years of age, making the majority of income from on-farm sources, participants are selected from seven regions across

Canada, with two national winners chosen each year. The program is sponsored nationally by CIBC, John Deere, Bayer Cropscience, and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, and supported nationally

by AdFarm and Farm Management Canada. Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers for 2012 will be chosen at the national event in Charlottetown, PEI from November 28 – December 2, 2012.

Two separate accidents claim lives The highway in the Perdue-Biggar area saw two separate accidents Sunday and Monday, both very serious. On Sunday, July 15 at approximately 5:06 p.m., Biggar RCMP were called to a 2 vehicle collision on Highway #14 between P e r d u e a n d B i g g a r. A westbound mini van collided with an eastbound semi unit. The driver of the mini van, a 60 year old female from Saskatoon, was transported to Biggar Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. The truck driver

was not injured. Traffic on Highway No. 14 was restricted to one lane while the investigation ensued. Biggar RCMP, Biggar Fire Department and the RCMP Accident Reconstructionalist from Prince Albert were called to the scene. On Monday, July 16 at approximately 2:11 p.m., Biggar RCMP were called to a two vehicle collision on Highway 14, 5 kms east of Perdue. An eastbound passenger c a r c o l l i d e d with a westbound cube

van style truck. The driver of the car, a 44 year old male from Biggar, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The truck driver was not injured. Highway #14 was again closed and traffic was redirected while the accident was investigated. Biggar RCMP, Delisle Fire Department and the RCMP Accident Reconstructionalist from Saskatoon were at the scene. Traffic was redirected for the next several hours and motorists saw some delays.


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Biggar Town Council minutes Minutes of the July 3 regular meeting of Biggar Town Council. Meeting called to order at 7:15 p.m. Roll call: Mayor Sadler, Councillors Arnold, Besse, Cleaveley, McCallum, Motruk, Sherbino, and administrative staff. Minutes of the June 19 regular meeting of council were accepted as presented. Minutes of the June 26 committee meeting of council were accepted as presented. Town foreman’s report to June 30 was accepted as presented. Fi r e C h i e f ’s r e p o r t and payroll report for the month of June was accepted as presented. Fire Chief Gerry Besse was authorized to attend the Western Canadian Hasmat Conference in Saskatoon on October 10-12. Fire Chief Gerry Besse was authorized to attend an investigation professional development one day seminar in Saskatoon on November 15. Recreation Director’s report for the month of June was accepted as presented. Minutes of the June 25 Biggar and District Recreation Board was accepted as presented. General accounts paid in the amount of $140,720.56 and general accounts payable in the amount of $42,848.40 were approved. Correspondence wa s r e a d a n d f i l e d : Sask Environment, WDG compliance Inspections; ORKIN, rat report; Wheatland Regional Library, 2012 levy; Bear Hills RDC meeting minutes; Sask Environment, inspection reports; Wheatland Regional Centre, financial statement; Heartland Health Region, July 2012 temporary service changes; Sask Environment, landfill permit to operate; Town of Kindersley, sustainable waste management. Ray Sadler and Ron Arnold were authorized to attend a follow up community consultation meeting hosted by Heartland Health Region on Wednesday, July 18 in Rosetown.


Council as a whole was authorized to attend a meeting with Randy Weekes on Friday, July 6 at the RM of Biggar office at 9 a.m. Lottery license application from the Biggar Museum and Gallery was approved. Lottery license application from the Biggar Golf Club was approved. Correspondence from Catterall and Wright regarding drainage contours at the land surrounding Advanced Ag and Industrial was taken under consideration. Meeting adjourned at 8:42 p.m.

Up, up and away: The Mobile Playground made an appearance at the Summer Day Camp on Tuesday, July 17. As always the kids really enjoy being tossed about

in the huge tarpaulin. There were lots of laughs and giggles -- perhaps it may even be better than a bouncy house. (Independent photo by Daryl Hasein)

Minister Lyle Stewart the new president of the Pacific Northwest Economic Region The Honourable Lyle Stewart, Saskatchewan Minister of Agriculture, was sworn in as the president of the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) executive committee at the 2012 Annual Summit in Saskatoon last week. This will be the first time that a representative from Saskatchewan has been elected to this year-long position since the province joined PNWER in 2008. Prior to his promotion, Minister Stewart served as a PNWER vice-president. “It is an honour to be taking up this new role as president,” Minister Stewart said. “PNWER is instrumental in influencing policy decisions that ultimately affect our regional and provincial economic growth. As PNWER president, I will promote and represent the interests of the region; of course,

one of these interests will be the important CanadaUnited States agriculture relationship. This role is an ideal opportunity to emphasize Saskatchewan’s and the region’s contribution to food security, energy security, and economic growth in both Canada and the United States.” “We are pleased to welcome Minister Stewart to his new role as president,” Chief Executive Officer of PNWER Matt Morrison said. “Minister Stewart has contributed much to the organization over the past two years in his role as vice-president. We look forward to a year of significant achievements under his leadership, at a time when United States-Canada issues are extremely important and this region is being looked to for solutions.” The PNWER president

Where did the road go?: One of the hazards of too much rain is that roads sometimes disappear. The No. 4 Highway between Rosetown and Biggar was a little treacherous this week as heavy rains washed away part of the pavement. Motorists had to slow down in this low spot but hopefully repairs will be done soon. (Independent photo by Daryl Hasein

heads the executive committee, which is the decision-making body of PNWER. The president also represents the organization in annual visits to Washington, D.C., Ottawa, and state and provincial capitals within the region. The PNWER president and vice-president must be elected officials. These two posts alternate annually between elected legislators from the United States and Canada. Saskatoon played host to the PNWER economic summit from July 16-19. More than 500 government and business leaders from across the Northwestern United States and Western Canada gathered for the 22nd annual summit. This year’s annual summit celebrated The Power of Partnerships and provides both the public and private sector a unique opportunity to engage in dialogue, seek solutions to regional policy issues, and network with regional counterparts. “As Saskatchewan’s export-driven economy grows and expands, the PNWER region will continue to play a critical role in the ability to get our products – potash, crops, oil, manufactured goods – to the global marketplace,” Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall said. “This province understands the importance of building strong partnerships and engaging our friends and neighbours. The PNWER annual summit is an

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ideal forum to build those relationships to the benefit of the collective economic region and everyone in this province.” A diverse list of keynote speakers highlighted the summit,including Canadian Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall, Sun News Network TV Host Ezra Levant and Canadian Ambassador to the United States Gary Doer, amongst others. Delegate tours showcased S a s k a t c h e wa n ’s k e y industries and sectors, and working group sessions will cover a range of major regional policy issues. These issues included trade and economic development; the Beyond the Border and Regulatory Cooperation Council action plans; agriculture; and energy security. “This region represents the eleventh-largest

economy in the world with a GDP of over $1 trillion,” Chief Executive Officer of PNWER Matt Morrison said. “Many of the state legislators and business leaders from the states have never been to Saskatchewan and we are excited to be able to introduce them to all that Saskatchewan has to offer.” Formed in 1991, PNWER is a non-partisan, publicprivate partnership that includes Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon and the Northwest Territories in Canada; and Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, Washington and Montana in the United States. The partnership represents a regional combined GDP of $1 trillion and is committed to regional collaboration, enhanced competitiveness, economic growth, and the reduction of trade and regulatory barriers.

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Opinions Recruitment is best left to professionals Heartland Health Region held an informative meeting for town officials and other stakeholders in Rosetown last week. The topic of conversation was recruitment -- specifically for doctors. There is no doubt that such a meeting is needed. And stakeholders need to be heard as well as need to be informed about the process -- or processes involved. Talking to one person who attended the meeting one point became clear -- local communities should not be involved in the recruitment process. Hello!!! That is just stating the obvious. It is clearly the job of the health region -- in our area Heartland Health is responsible for the well being of our health care. So, it should be their job to make sure our communities are adequately staffed in all areas -- doctors, nurses, cleaning staff. They are the professionals and one point was made clear at that meeting -- recruitment should be left to the professionals. Biggar is but one community in the region and there is a general feeling among other communities that the health region pits one community against the other. Kindersley has a 10 doctor clinic but only has three doctors. So, they are looking a Biggar with a little bit of envy. Now, the CEO will dispute these statements but that does not negate the fact that this is the general feeling among residents of the region. As they say in public relations, perception is everything. You can dispute the facts until you are blue in the face but it is all about public perception at the end of the day. We are indeed lucky to have good doctors in Biggar and it seems we are luckier than other communities. It just proves Biggar is a great place to live and work.

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How Western culture rescues women by Mark Milke, Editorial Board Chair, C2C Journal Distributed by Troy Media, As Irene ran towards the church-bound bus one morning, the eightyear-old girl spotted crows fighting over something in the trash. As she moved closer, the girl saw the birds tear at the flesh of a naked baby girl, abandoned by a family that wanted a boy. Growing up in her native India, Aruna Papp(Irene, before she changed her name) learned early that being a girl in a traditional culture was a curse. “I can’t remember a time when I didn’t understand that even shiny, sophisticated girls were a burden to their families” writes Papp, in Unworthy Creatures: A Punjabi Daughter’s Memoir of Honour, Shame and Love, co-authored with the National Post’s Barbara Kay. Indeed, there would be many more remind-

ers about the status of females in her native India. When Papp was 14, Kiran, a young lady who lived in the apartment below Papp’s family (and who had graduated from university with honours), made the fatal mistake of falling in love with someone at the American hotel where she worked. Her brothers, who had promised Kiran’s hand in marriage to a business partner, bound her wrists with thick rope and set her ablaze in her red bridal sari. By the time police arrived, the beautiful and happy woman Papp envied and admired from afar had “subsided into a charred heap of smoking rubbish.” Papp, who emigrated to Canada four decades ago, is now a social worker in Toronto. She first swept into Canada’s national consciousness two years ago with her study on the cultural factors behind “honour killings”. That accomplishment

is followed up with a well-written narrative on her own life, and how cultural beliefs are often the greatest barrier to women’s emancipation abroad and even in Canada. The high wall against integration into Canadian society, as Papp points out with unflinching clarity, is not traditional “European” culture - the predictable and nonsensical accusation that originates from those too wrapped up in their own intellectual mud puddles to see the obvious. In fact, Western culture has long been the most tolerant of worldviews and is able to incorporate a rainbow of diverse peoples. Papp, who has no anti-Western blinders, thanks the vague God she believes in for the West. Papp is open about her tough upbringing but the book also contains joy and descriptions of the slow realization that


one’s life at present is not the only life possible. In Papp’s case, such a dawning was helped along by the kindness of others. One day early in her married life in India, when she was again attacked by her husband Ralph, a neighbour, Anita Behan Ji, came over immediately to intervene. The woman threatened to have her lawyer brother arrange for Pap’s husband spend a few nights in jail, “where he would undoubtedly learn to what it felt like to be beaten himself.” The intervention overwhelmed Papp because it defied conventional expectations about caste in Indian culture. “I was dumbfounded that highcaste Hindus would even think of crossing my threshold, let alone treat me with such kindness,” she recalls in one particularly poignant paragraph. Decades later, long after the entire family emigrated to Canada,


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the kindness continued. After Papp’s first foray into public speaking, she made a beeline for the washroom and threw up. Papp emerged to find “a white woman of patrician good looks, older, with piercing eyes”, who encouraged her to stand up straight and breathe deeply. “She made me do this three or four times” Papp recalls. The woman told her that the frank re-telling about the reality of life for some women in the cloistered homes of new immigrants meant Papp had “done something no one else in his country has ever done before.” She congratulated Papp on her bravery. The woman gave Papp a business card and the name on it initially meant nothing to Papp. However, she would later call June Callwood, the famous Toronto feminist, to thank her for her kindness that day. The humanity shown to Papp was later returned

to others, including an abandoned woman in India thrown out of her house by her husband. In her late 30s, Shanta had nothing but her clothes and was sitting by a river, calmly waiting for death. Papp invited her to come live with her own family. Much later, after moving to Canada, Papp sent Shanta money every month until the woman passed away from cancer in 1978. Later, Papp also reconciled with her father and mother, Unworthy Creatures is not a perfect book but the writing is crisp and Papp’s life story and the personal stories pull the reader ahead. Also, with so much tragedy in Papp’s life from an early age, that Papp survived the horrors of such maltreatment is a small miracle. Not all women do. Mark Milke is the editorial board chair of C2C Journal, where this review appears in longer form, at www.


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The ad in the paper read: “Why is a raven like a writing desk? Lewis Carroll’s nonsensical riddle wasn’t written with an answer in mind, but you’d do well to bring a clever comeback to the Lund’s Annual Mad Hatter’s Tea and Bubbly party.” It went on to state the time and date and purpose of the organization sponsoring the fundraiser. A Mad Hatter tea party as a fundraiser. What a great idea! It seems organizations are struggling to come up with unique ideas to generate funds for their projects that I thought I would share this. It is not an original idea as many groups have picked up on the idea. The Canadian Tulip Festival, held in Ottawa, sponsored a Mother’s Day Tulip Brunch as various locations throughout that city one of them being in the ByWard Market (one of my favourite places). The theme this year was Mad Hatter. I read Alice in Wonderland more than once during my growing up years. And the chapter on the tea party,

the characters and the dialogue was always just nonsense as far as I was concerned. Which is exactly what Lewis Carroll meant it to be. Just to recap. Alice happens upon a table under a tree where the March Hare, the Mad Hatter and Dormouse are having tea. Alice sits down and proceeds to engage the three in conversation. It turns out the Queen of Hearts was responsible for their predicament. They are stuck at six o’clock forever and when “tea time” is randomly called places are switched. Throughout the “party” the conversation centres on riddles with no answers, reciting poetry and personal remarks. It’s no wonder poor Alice left in disgust and vowed she would never go there again. But for a party, think of the possibilities from food to entertainment. Organizers of the very first function I mentioned were serving up a very proper tea. To eat were scones and tea sandwiches, berries and champagne. There were games of croquet and musical toadstools. Everyone was encouraged to come in


costume so just imagine the “mad hats” that attended that day. Put away your Fascinators and dig out the very craziest Mad Hatter top hat you could find. Readers of the book may remember that there was no answer to the riddle “why is a raven like a writing desk?” Carroll did not intend that there should be an answer and left it like that. But readers wanted an answer and Carroll received many requests to provide one. Here’s what he came up with: “Enquiries have been so often addressed to me, as to whether any answer to the Hatter’s Riddle can be imagined, that I may as well put on record here what seems to me to be a fairly appropriate answer: ‘Because it can produce a few notes, though they are very flat, and it is nevar put with the wrong end in front.’ “ Note: “nevar” is raven with the wrong end in front (backwards). So, if your group is looking for an idea for a fundraiser, check this one out. You can adapt it easily to your own locale.


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Shadows by Bob Mason When he writes stuff like this, mebbe YT is just feeling sorry for himself and the fact that he hasn’t kept up to our ever-changing ways over the ever-changing years, eh? Often wonder why we use that word ‘eh’? so much, for although it does have a kind of democratic ring when it seeks the readers opinion, it also is a habitual thing, like chewing ones finger nails or swearing in public et cetera! (Besides that, they tell me it is the most used word in the English language!) I sat down at this ancient country-school desk (Hey! It is kind of old too eh?); thought about things for awhile, and finally got wondering “where did everybody go?” Maybe the young folks don’t notice it much, and YT sure isn’t pointing out anything new, as he scribbles away, but there used to be so many people about, relations, teachers, workers, soldiers, - all kinds of folks around us, until (like mentioned above) when Yours Truly sits and thinks for awhile, he

sez, “where has everyone gone?” But . . . ! The Independent people in their kindness, have given him a chance to tell how these changes have affected his life, so here goes! Boy, a compliment like that should be worth a few free issues! Act 1 Scene 1: Every living person (reader included!) has relations, and not being an exception, so did YT: twenty cousins of them, who kissed (mmmmm!), twisted arms (ouch!), kissed again, we were known as the “The Kissing Masons! BSed, (we were also noted for

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that!), twisted arms again, out shouted each other (another of our family strong points!) and generally made a family gathering quite a hubbub! Over time though, that number has been pared down ‘till there are only a couple of us left. And we aren’t kids anymore! Mebbe we do save a lot of money buying Christmas cards and though my elbows are starting to heal up from all those years of twisting, YT still misses all that mmmmm stuff! When we look back on al that riotous bunch, sometimes we feel a little lonely but (like everybody else) we do have our memories! Despite making continual smart-alec remarks like “Don’t get old you can help it!” and giving the impression that this “aging” deal is a kind of grind, he still has to say (like everyone else we hope!) that life has treated us pretty darn good! Act 2 Scene 1: I imagine that anyone who reads this stuff is a bit disgusted by YT mentioning his schooldays again. Sorry! Yours Truly went up

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to his old country school reunion a few years ago and there was only one other person at it! Not only did YT drive out in the back country to find the old school gone, but “Chokecherry Hill” right beside it was gone too! All that was left of that whole laughing, shouting bunch of young people are a few memories! Most of us never became genii (whatever that means!), but here, quite a few years later, YT still recalls it on this page, eh? Act 2 Scene 3: We’ve go to jump a few years here, but, after our family farm, up in Great Bend, had been dried out in that blast of the 1930’s, we all eventually ended up in a fine community north of Tessier. For quite a few years, there were seventeen boys living along four miles of the main road. And there are only two of us left out of the whole bunch. Again this leaves us thinking,”where did everybody go?” In those years, YT planned that when he got old, he was just going to sit on his porch and greet his old friends when they showed up. But no! None of them are around anymore! About the time that he is ready to do things like this, he finds that greeting time has already gone past. They say that life is a kind of “on going” thing and when YT sees some familiar face on “coffee row”, he wonders if one of those guys has come back for a visit! (There’s a moral in there somewhere I think!) A fellow could name some of those old friends, but why? Communities of

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old friends have existed in everyone’s life since the beginning of time! The cruel consolation to that question being, that if a person wants a lot of cousins, friends and old veterans at their funeral, they had better consider kicking the bucket a little early! I think that there’s a moral in there too! “Strange is it not, that all the myriad who Before us have passed the gate of darkness through, Not one returned to tell us of that road Which, to discover, we must travel too! (O.K)” Act 3: Scene 1 - The other day I got a letter from an old army comrade in Toronto, informing me that very few of the 1st Battalion are left, and yet it sometimes seems that the war was only yesterday! I kind of wish that Earl hadn’t sent one of his latest pictures in that letter though, because YT wants to remember him as the fine looking young fellow that we used to know (when I



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look in a mirror myself, I often wonder where all those years went!) Act 4: and hopefully the last scene! Many of us older people are apt to think that ours has been the only generation to look back. But that’s not the way it is! This whole pageful of sentiment has been written again and again, bemoaning the “progress” of new societies and bewailing (quite a pair of words, eh?) the disappearance of people we used to know. And I’ll bet that all the past generations have felt the same way! Somehow, just as we are, and always have been (bewailing aside) society has developed into an almost acceptable thing, and whether we older types know it or not, those “coffee row” people have the responsibility to see that things don’t change much! So what does (ahem!) “Professor” Mason suggest we do? and for all his ranting, the answer is oblivious - nothing! If he, or any other grumbling type could do anything, he would probably, right now, be in Ottawa, wearing one of its partisan straight jackets! (I sure hope some MP doesn’t read this!) So, let’s go and do our usual thing, eh? Hold the proverbial mule and heave the proverbial bale, until we finally fall over. People come and go and the world probably wouldn’t work if it wasn’t that way. Finis! P.S. I’ll bet you’re glad to see that word, eh? Final note: “Don’t get old if you can help it!”

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GOLDEN Anniversary Celebration… Ray and Brenda Wood celebrated their

50th Wedding Anniversary supper with family and friends on Sunday, July 15 at St. Paul’s Anglican Church Bulleyment Hall. (Actual anniversary date is July 17.)

TOWN OF BIGGAR PUBLIC NOTICE Residents that have trees on their property that are overhanging Town streets, sidewalks or lanes are requested to trim these trees back to their property lines and to a height of twelve (12) feet. After August 7, 2012, The Town crew will be trimming any trees encroaching on Town streets, sidewalks and lanes. Your cooperation in trimming trees to ensure adequate site lines at intersections, unobstructed pedestrian trafÀc on sidewalks and clear passage for Town equipment is appreciated. Residents are asked to adhere to the Elm Tree Pruning Ban from April 1 to August 31 to stop the spread of Dutch Elm Disease when planning their tree pruning. For further information on tree pruning requirements, please do not hesitate to contact the Town OfÀce at 948-3317. Town of Biggar

ing hand at the barbecue. In the afternoon many enjoyed the outdoors in the garden and we all enjoyed ice cream while sitting in the hot sun. Saturday morning we played horseraces and then watched a movie in


the afternoon. Sunday morning many beautiful manicures and nail polishing was done. The Associated Gospel church came and did a nice service in the afternoon.

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“SPIDERMAN” For bookings and information please phone Bear Hills RDC @ 306-948-2295 This space is courtesy of The Biggar Independent

Jonathan Redlick, son of Barry and Judy Redlick, graduated on May 12, 2012 from the State University of New York at Geneseo with a Bachelor of Science, and a degree in Business Administration. In his four years, Jonathan received honors such as being named to the SUNYAC All-Rookie Team, Most valuable player, Coach’s Award, the SUNYAC All-Academic team in his final two years and once to the college’s commissioner’s list. Jonathan and the Geneseo Ice Knights had a disappointing final year with all 28 players battling to recover from injury, and unable to play the season with a regular line-up, they lost out in the quarter final college playoffs. The picture taken is of the last regular season home game where seniors were honored for their dedication and commitment to the program. Jonathan’s experience in the state of New York will have lasting memories and he will continue to pursue a hockey career overseas. (Submitted photo)

We had a busy week at the Lodge. The residents always have a blast here. We kicked off Monday with exercises and enjoyed playing Wheel of Fortune in the afternoon. Tuesday we had current events in the morning. In the afternoon we had a game of Beat the Dice. Wednesday morning many a card game was played. After lunch we played T-ball. Thursday was a day of playing mini-golf in the morning and we all enjoyed playing “Good Neighbor” Bingo in the afternoon. Friday we sat outside for agreat barbecue of hot dogs and hamburgers. A word of thanks goes out to Crystal D. and Annabelle H. for giving a help-

“It’s time for the teenagers to move out,” says Lacey Weekes, Habitat Stewardship Coordinator for Operation Burrowing Owl. Young Burrowing Owls are in their juvenile plumage and can now be seen at burrow entrances. “These Prairie Bobbers are at a curious age, and in a few weeks they will be ready to move to their own nearby burrow,” says Weekes. Young owls can often be seen bobbing their heads up and down searching for predators, or looking at their surroundings with their heads tilted sideways. Although they are completely reliant upon their parents when they hatch, young Burrowing Owls grow quickly and take flight within seven weeks. Country roadsides often attract these young owls, since their prey, mainly grasshoppers, beetles and mice, congregate on these sun-warmed roads near dusk. “This can be a dangerous time for these birds, and many meet unfortunate ends when they collide with motor vehicles. Motorists are asked to slow down along roads in areas where Burrowing Owls are present, and keep a watchful eye for low-flying owls that may be feeding,” notes Lacey. Burrowing Owls choose to nest in open areas with three key components: short vegetation, an abundance of burrows, and a

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MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012


Agriculture Weather affects price and quality of crop By Calvin Daniels As most Prairie producers are all too aware, cropping conditions have been less than ideal this year. Another wet spring, on the heels of two wet years, meant s e e d i n g lagged. S i n c e then, across much of the Prairies, rain has continued to be an issue, lots of rain.

Driving around the parkland region over the last several weeks I have seen too many crops, especially cereals, with yellowish leaves, which a l w a y s reminds me of an explanation from my grandfather about such crops looking that way because ‘they have wet feet’. It was a reference to the crops simply sitting in too

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much water. As we now pass the middle of July crop conditions are not likely to change greatly, although later seeded fields still have to hope an early frost doesn’t pop up. Again thinking of my grandfather he’d say the date to worry about would be Aug. 1 and 31, both nights of a full moon. He always said frost was most likely on such nights. On a world level the wet conditions here are in contrast to droughts in the United States

Tuesday July 31, 2012 11:00 am

2 Quarters of Farmland in the RM of Glenside


SELLER CONTACT(s): Marvin & Glennis Fouhy 306-237-4701 AUCTION COORDINATOR(s): Brendan Kramer or Neil Kramer 306-445-5000

AUCTION DAY SCHEDULE: 11:00 am Shop Tool & Misc farm Supply followed by Household & Misc; 12:00 noon Live Internet Bidding & Real Estate followed by Major Equipment DIRECTIONS: From Maymont on Hwy#376 go 7 miles South to Baljennie Grid and then go 4 1/2 miles West then 1/4 mile South OR From Sonningdale on Hwy#376 go 6 1/4 miles North to Baljennie Grid then go 4 1/2 miles West then 1/4 mile South.

HI-LITES INCLUDE: REAL ESTATE: 2 Quarters of Land in the RM of Glenside; SE-24-40-13-W3 108 acres cultivated, 52 wasted acres, Assessed Value $33,300; NE-24-40-13-W3 - 65 acres cultivated, 94 acres pasture/hay acres, Assessed Value $32,400. See complete terms & conditions on our website or call for details. High bid subject to sellerʼs approval; TRACTORS: 1976 Versatile 800 Series II 4wd tractor, Big Cam 310 hp (11,442 hrs total); 1980 Case 2290 2wd tractor w/129 pto hp, ps trans, 6406 hrs showing; Massey 44 2wd gas tractor; COMBINES & ACCESSORIES: 1987 Case IH 1660 sp combine w/1015 p/u header, Victory Super 8 p/u, 3286 hrs showing; SEEDING & TILLAGE: Bourgault 534-42 36' airseeder cultivator w/Ezee-On s/a air tank; JD 9350 40' hoe press drills; MF 360 1752 Series 24' discers; CI 204 35' cultivator; Flexicoil System 80 60' harrow bar; GRAIN HANDLING & STORAGE: Westfield MK100-61 10"x61' mechanical swing grain auger; Westfield J208-51 8"x51' pto grain auger; Sakundiak HD7-41 grain auger; Hutch Cleaner C-1600 rotary screen cleaner; HAYING & LIVESTOCK: Renn Cupit roller mill on s/a trailer; Vicon 5 wheel hay rake; misc livestock supply; HEAVY TRUCKS: 1981 IH 1954 s/a grain truck, 466 diesel, 5+2 trans, 17' steel box; TRAILERS: Highboy t/a trailer w/14' box; LAWN & GARDEN; TANKS; OTHER MISC EQUIP; HORSE TACK & EQUIP; and more. Partial listing only - See full list and pictures on the internet at or call 306-445-5000 for more information IMPORTANT NOTICE: This listing is only a guide and in no way a guarantee of size, description or year. Please inspect all equipment to your own satisfaction. Complete terms and conditions are available at bidder registration.

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Midwest and the Black Sea Region, meaning crops in those two export regions are under pressure. The Canadian situation in terms of production is not a disaster, but it certainly is one where production will not be such that it can offset problems elsewhere. The wet here, and drought in other locations have been enough to rally prices, and so farmers might have a fall where harvesting an average crop still produce strong returns. That is good news for farmers here.

There is however, another side to the situation. In times of drought and wet it is not just the production levels which take a hit. Quality too can be affected. Canadian farmers are well aware that quality makes a difference. Canadian wheat has a reputation for its quality based on many of the legislated safeguards which have long existed in this country, and those safeguards have allowed this country’s wheat to be accepted into markets where quality is paramount.

If weather conditions impact enough cereal export regions quality production is likely to be squeezed harder than overall production, and that could put a premium on top grades this fall. Certainly the situation has already pushed prices higher, a situation farmers here could take greater advantage of provided the weeks ahead see weather conditions moderate more towards normal, so farmers can take off the crop that is there in the highest possible condition.

Crop Report for the period July 10 to 16 Saskatchewan livestock producers have 65 per cent of the 2012 hay crop cut and 42 per cent baled or put into silage, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s weekly Crop Report. Ninetyone per cent of the hay crop is rated as good to excellent in quality.

The estimated average hay yields on dry land are reported as 1.4 tons per acre for alfalfa and wild hay, 1.6 tons per acre for alfalfa/brome and other tame hay and 1.9 tons per acre for greenfeed. On irrigated land, the estimated average hay yields are 2.1 tons per acre for alfalfa, 2.3 tons

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per acre for alfalfa/ brome, 2.4 tons per acre for other tame hay and 2.6 tons per acre for greenfeed). Warm and dry weather this past week has allowed for crops to advance quickly and most of them are in good condition. High temperatures and humidity have resulted in thunderstorms in some areas that produced varying amounts of precipitation. Disease, insects and wind are causing the majority of crop damage. Cropland top soil moisture is rated as 18 per cent surplus, 74 per cent adequate and eight per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 11 per cent surplus, 75 per cent adequate, 13 per cent short and one per cent very short. Farmers are busy haying and controlling diseases and insects.

MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012


Record non-residential construction activity Saskatchewan posted excellent figures for nonresidential construction in the second quarter of 2012, with a 6.0 per cent increase from the first quarter, the highest percentage gain among the provinces and well ahead of the 1.8 per cent recorded nationally. Nonresidential construction in the province totalled $426 million in the second quarter, the highest on record for that period (seasonally adjusted). “Large industrial and commercial projects are contributing to Saskatchewanís strong growth rate in 2012,” Economy Minister Bill Boyd said. “The record numbers for non-residential construction are a good sign that 2012 is turning out to be an excellent year on the economic front.”

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Non-residential construction was also up annually, increasing 21.4 per cent over the second quarter of 2011, the second best growth rate in the nation. Saskatoon had the second highest increase among major Canadian cities, up 34.4 per cent over the same period last year. “The size of these projects attracts highly skilled labour and provides opportunities for S a s k a t c h e wa n b u s i nesses,” Boyd said. “With record numbers in nonresidential construction, and with several projects underway, this is definitely having a positive effect on our economy for both the short and the long term.”

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Come on in and see what you can Ànd at garage sale prices!!! OfÀce supplies, birthday presents, christmas presents, shelving, lots of stuff…come on in to see!

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Scott Field Day 2012 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1


AAFC Scott Research Farm, Hwy 374, Scott, Sask. 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

AUCTION LARGE INVENTORY REDUCTION AUCTION JAY DEE AGTECH, Unity, Sk. (306) 741-7930 FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 2012 at 10:00 am. To be held at Jay Dee Agtech Store in the Town of Unity, SK (Along Hwy. #14 West)

Topics include… • Innovation in Weed Control • Canola Seeding Speed, Seeding Depth and Plant Establishment • Legumes in Rotation • Response of Canola to Low Plant Populations and Evaluation of Reseeding Options • Timing of Fungicide Application in Barley • Field Pea Agronomy and Inputs • Saline Tolerant Forages For more info, please contact: Anne Kirk, 306-247-2001; or Sherrilyn Phelps, 306-446-7475


Randy Weekes, M.L.A. for the Biggar Constituency 1-877-948-4880 OfÀce Hours: Monday - Friday 1 - 5 p.m. Phone: 306-948-4880 106 - 3rd Ave. West, Biggar Fax: 306-948-4882 e-mail:

COMBINES -2008 JD 9870 STS diesel SP Combine, premier cab, deluxe Header controls w/header ht. sensing, sm. wire concave, contour master, Hi capacity lift cyl., 23 ft. unloading auger, HD final drive, 900/60R32 frt. tires, adjust. rear axle, 28x26 bk. tires, 755 eng/532 sep. hrs. *2007 JD 9760 STS diesel SP Combine, premier cab, deluxe header control w/header ht. sensors, Green Star Harvest Monitor w/display, level land fixed feeder house, touchset concave adjust., sm. wire concave, 23 ft. unloading auger, wide spread fine cut chopper, HD final dr., 800/70R-38 frt. tires, fixed rear axle w/HD spindles, 1667 eng/1212 sep. hrs. *2006 JD 9760 STS diesel SP Combine, fixed feeder house, Deluxe Header Controls w/header ht. sensing, touchset concave adjust., 23 ft. unloading auger, wide spread fine cut chopper, high cap. feeding, side hill cleaning shoe pkg., HD final dr., 800/70R-38 frt. tires, adjust. rear HD spindle, 18.4x30 10 ply bk. tires, buddy seat, serv. light pkg., 2518 eng/1852 sep. hrs. *2004 JD 9660 STS diesel SP Combine, deluxe header controls w/header ht. sensors, harvest monitor, vrbl. sp. feeder house, 20 ft. meter unloading auger, fine cut chopper, 880/65R32 frt. tires, buddy seat, service lights, 300 bu. hopper ext., HD spindles, 2971 eng/2039 sep. hrs. w/JD 914 Pickup Table (Sells as a unit) *2003 JD 9750 diesel SP Combine, Deluxe Header Controls w/header ht. sensors, Green Star Yield Monitor w/Display, sm. wire concave, deep tooth chaffer, 20 ft. unloading auger, wide spread fine cut chopper, 20.8x38 frt. duals, adjust. HD rear axle spindle, 18.4x26 6P bk. tires w/HD spindles, 2800 eng/2065 sep. hrs. w/JD 914 pickup table (Sells as a unit) *2002 JD 9650 diesel SP Combine, fixed sp. feeder house, sm. grain deluxe pkg., Green Star Yield Monitor w/display, In cab Draper vrbl. sp. control, sm. wire concave, 20 ft. unloading auger, wide spread fine cut chopper, 800/65R-32 frt. tires, fixed rear HD spindles, 18.4-26-6P bk. tires w/HD Spindles, bud. seat, service light pkg., hop. topper, 2511 eng/1905 sep. hrs. *2000 JD 9750 STS diesel SP Combine, fixed feeder house, sm. grain deluxe pkg., 20 ft. unloading auger, fine cut chopper, 800/6R-32 frt. tires, 18.4R26 bk. axles, HD rear axle spindles, bud. seat, service light pkg., 3302 eng/2298 sep. hrs. w/JD 914 pickup header (Sells as a unit) *1999 JD 9610 diesel SP Combine, Dial-a-matic header height, 20 ft. unloading auger, chopper, 30.5x32 12 ply frt. tires, 16.9x26 10 ply bk. tires, fixed sp. feeder house, dual range cyl, 4011 eng/2777 sep. hrs. *1994 JD 9500 diesel SP Combine, 17 ft. unloading auger, Redekop chopper, 24.5x32 frt. tires, 14.9x24 bk. tires, dual range cyl., 3744 eng. hrs, shedded w/JD 914 Pickup table w/JD pickup (Sells as a unit) *1994 JD 9600 diesel SP Combine, 20 ft. unloading auger, Redekop chopper, 30.5x32 frt. tires, 14.9x24 bk. tires, dual range cyl., shedded, 3734 eng. hrs. w/JD 914 p/u table w/JD pickup (Sells as a unit) HEADERS - 2010 JD 635F Flex Header, 35 ft. p/u reel w/plastic fingers, metal auger fingers, header ht. sensor in rigid mode *2010 JD 635F Flex Header, 35 ft. p/u reel w/plastic fingers, metal auger fingers, header ht. sensor in rigid mode *2009 JD 635F Flex Header, 35 ft. p/u reel w/plastic fingers, metal auger fingers, header ht. sensor in rigid mode *2009 JD 635F Flex Header, 35 ft. p/u reel w/plastic fingers, header ht. sensing, raised skid shoes *2007 JD 635F Flex Header, 35 ft. p/u reel w/plastic fingers, metal auger fingers, short stone dam, Honeybee knife & guards *2005 JD 630F Flex Header, 30 ft. p/u reel w/plastic fingers, metal auger fingers, header ht. & contour sensors, stubble lights *2005 JD 635F Flex Header, 35 ft. p/u reel w/plastic fingers, metal auger fingers, header ht. & contour sensors, reel position resume, stubble lights *2004 JD 635F Flex Header, 35 ft. p/u reel w/plastic fingers, composite auger fingers, header ht. & contour sensors, reel position resume, stubble lights *2004 JD 635F Flex Header, 35 ft. p/u reel w/plastic fingers, metal auger fingers, header ht. sensing system, reel position resume, stubble lights *2000 JD 930F Flex Header, 30 ft. p/u reel w/plastic fingers, dial-a-speed reel control, poly skid plates, auger flight exten., stubble lights *2000 JD 936D Draper Header, 36 ft. Duraflo p/u reel, dial-a-speed reel control, fore & aft, trans. warning lights, 60/70 Series sgl. pt. hookup *1996 JD 930F Flex Header, 30 ft. p/u reel w/plastic fingers, Level land option, dial-a-speed control, fore & aft, poly skid plates, stubble lights Note: These headers do not come with transports. There will be a combine on location to load you after the auction and in the days following. SWATHER - 1996 Prairie Star 4920 SP diesel Swather, CAHR, 25 ft. p/u reel, db. swath, approx. 2359 hrs. TRACTORS - 1994 JD 6400 diesel MFWD Tractor, 18.4x38 bk. tires, 13.6x28 frt. tires, Power Quad Trans., RH Reverser, frt. fenders, block heater, 8809 hrs. w/JD 640 FEL, 3 function control valve, quick change latch plates, 7 ft. Bucket, grapple fork, bucket level indicator, manure tines *1976 JD 4630 diesel Tractor, quad range, 20.8x38 duals, 1000 pto, 11.00x16 frt. tires, 7096 hrs. HAYING - 2004 Hesston 946 Auto Cycle Rd. Baler, 540 pto, twin tie, bale kicker, monitor, approx. 4800 bales YARD EQUIP. - 2007 Degelman 15 ft. Rev1500 Rotary Mower, 3 plex, trailer type, fully hyd. *Kubota B7100 HST 4WD diesel Tractor, hydro., 3 pt. ht., 1944 hrs. *3 pt. ht. 48 in. Farm King Roto Tiller, 540 pto *30 hp. Koehler Command Pro30 Motor, elec. start (Fuel in crankcase) *60 in. Bobcat Hyd. Broom Sweep *3 pt. ht. 48 in. Frontier Rotary Mower *3 pt. ht. 48 in. Frontier Tiller *JD 345 Ride On Lawn Mower w/54 in. belly mower *New 48 in. Belly Mower *JD Quick Detach Bale Spear Note: We will be starting with the machinery at 1:00 p.m. There will be more items added to this auction.

Terms: Cash or Cheque w/Letter of Guarantee. Machinery Sells at: 1:00 p.m. CHECK OUT THIS AUCTION ON OUR WEBSITE AT FOR AN UPDATED LIST! For further info call (306) 741-7930 .


Web site: P. O. Box 1413 Biggar, SK. S0K 0M0

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MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012

planting, pruning & puttering . . . planting by Delta Fay Cruickshank of The Independent Did I fall asleep in Biggar and wake up on Vancouver Island? All this rain and mist is so like much wetter climes than Saskatchewan! With all this moisture, comes some different vegetation; mushrooms. Also known as fungi, I’ve got them in my lawn. They seem to come up overnight, and they seem to disappear just as quickly. I have taken mushroom identification courses, but you know, there are such subtle differences between edible and poisonous mushrooms, I just don’t pick anything from the wild. I prefer to use the grocery store varieties, not being that adventurous. I have picked morels from our yard in another place. They are delicious, bit I did have an expert identify them for proof positive before I put them in my risotto.

I have pictures of two different kinds that were growing in our alley and in the back yard. I have no idea what kind they are, and definitely will not be eating them. I have tried to identify them, but, I can’t be certain on exactly what they are. Can anyone out there help me to identify them? I have done some reading on mushrooms and have discovered this: “Mushrooms are the fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting body produced above ground on soil or on its food source” ( I have noticed that some lawns are getting fairy-rings. Circles of mushrooms that will eventually kill the grass. Because mushrooms are actually the fruiting bodies of something under the soil, dealing with a fairy ring is the result of trouble in the soil.

Aerating the soil below the ring of mushrooms that pop up as well as fertilizing will help control the total establishment of the fairy ring. Poor lawn maintenance is the cause of this disease, one must keep grass well aerated, de-thatched and well fertilized and watered. Fairy rings have a long history of folklore. I have even heard that one can eradicate a fairy ring by dancing in the middle of it in the glow of a full moon! Silly superstition I know, but interesting nonetheless. The appearance of a circular pattern would really worry people centuries ago. They would believe that evil forces w e r e a b o u t : w i t ch e s t h r o w i n g l i g h t n i n g, shooting stars or even a sleeping dragon’s tail had burned into the soil. The English fairy story is that the ring was used by the fairies to dance and

Now Selling Grain Condos Deadline on booking is August 15, 2012. Please call 306-948-1990 for more information. OfÀce located at 220 Main St., Biggar, Sask. Parrish & Heimbecker “Hanover Junction” High Throughput Inland Terminal 7 miles NW of Biggar

The three stages of the very short life of this mushroom that grew in the alley. In a little more than 24 hours this mushroom came up in the alley behind our home, and then disappeared. (Photos by Delta Fay Cruickshank) celebrate, the mushrooms were used as stools. Some felt the appearance of a fairy ring was a sign that bad luck, misfortune or diseases would fall upon the family! And yet others took the fairy ring as a sign of good fortune, and would bring good luck to the family! I suppose if you have a fairy ring on your lawn, you could interpret the way you wanted to, but then I have heard that inside a fairy ring is where the fairies bury their treasure!

Mushrooms popping up in our lawn reflects the high levels of moisture we have had this season. It could also mean that the soil under the grass is too compacted and needs aerated. Could this be the beginning of a fairy ring?

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MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012


2012 Perdue Agricultural Fair SATURDAY, JULY 28 Ground Admission…Adults:




5/per day; 12 and under: FREE


Sponsored by Perdue Agricultural Society -- for more information contact 306-237-4396

• Pancake Breakfast… 7 - 9 a.m.

• Little Buckaroo Rodeo, 11 a.m.,

--will be served out of the complex with tables set up in front of the complex. --sponsored by ‘The Store’ and Parish & Heimbecker

immediately following parade-- contact Tamara 237-4396

• Children’s Pedal Tractor Pull, 3 p.m. • Vintage Tractor Pull & 4x4 Truck Pull…

• Parade… 9:30 a.m., Prejudging 9 a.m.

12 noon

-- Clowns, horses, farm and commercial floats, decorated cars and bicycles, comic strip characters -- contact Scott 237-4212

Feudal Co-op Hoping to see all our friends at the Perdue Agricultural Fair Come and see our full-service card lock/convenience store located on Hwy. 14, Perdue

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Perdue Agencies

-- contact Curtis, 237-4474, Scott, 237-2412, John, 493-7717

• Exhibit Building -- open 11 a.m - 6 p.m. • Kids Fun Alley… 12 noon - 4 p.m. at Fair Grounds, Astro Jump, Dinosaur dig, Face Painting, Tattoos, Dunk Tank, Bungee Run, Balloon animals, Popcorn, Snowcones.

• Cattle Show, 1 p.m. -- contact Karren 656-4724 • Cold Plate in Complex, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Hamburger & Hot Dog Stands with Refreshments

• Mud Fling , 2 p.m. -- contact Jason 237-4872

• Marketplace -- contact Virginia, 237-9506 • Beer Gardens -- Perdue Curling Club, south fairgrounds

• FAIR DANCE… 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. at Perdue Complex featuring… “Longshot”

• Come to the Fair •

There’s something for everyone at the Perdue Agricultural Society’s Annual Fair. While in town drop around and see our many Àne lines of farm equipment.

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Come join everyone in the fun and excitement of the Annual Perdue Agricultural Society Fair We congratulate and extend our best wishes for a successful fair.

Perdue Branch Biggar & District Credit Union “Working together to build a better community.”

The friendly people at the Perdue Hotel look forward to

We’re Looking Forward to Seeing You at the 2012 Annual Perdue Agricultural Society Fair

The Fair because it brings so many great people to town!

Bring the family and join in all the fun!

Congratulations and best wishes for a successful fair!

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Congratulations to the Perdue Agriculture Fair organization on hosting such a wonderful annual event. Hope to see everyone there!!!

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Congratulations to the Perdue Agricultural Society on celebrating 101 years of community involvement.

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Sports & Recreation Barracuda Swim meet results: BBSC Biggar results, July 15. Wyatt Aman: 56.73, 50 free, 3rd; 40.07, 25 breast, DQ; 1:00.49, 50 back, 1st; 23.85, 25 free, 3rd; 1:59.50, 100 free, 3rd; 25.72, 25 back,2nd. Ryder Anderson: 1:10.35, 50 free, 1st; 37.73, 25 fly;DQ; 1:29.26, 50 back, DQ; 32.46, 25 free, 3rd; 38.10, 25 back, 4th. McKenna Boyle: 1:11.17, 50 free, 12th; 42.87, 25 breast, DQ; 1:23.93, 50 back, 11th; 34.83, 25 free, 10th; 2:51.91, 100 free, 10th; 41.40, 25 back, DQ. Rachel Diehl: 57.13, 50 free, 6th; 34.19, 25 breast, DQ; 29.24, 25 fly; DQ; 1:12.75, 50 back, 5th; 25.49, 25 free, 6th; 1:18.97, 50 breast, DQ. William Diehl: 1:20.43, 50 free, 7th; 1:31.99, 50 back, 3rd; 36.96, 50 back, 3rd; 39.96, 25 free, 7th; 3:33.02, 100 free, 7th; 40.29, 25 back, 5th. Madeline Ellard: 55.88, 50 free, 9th; 1:18.2, 50 back, 9th; 25.59, 25 free, 6th; 2:09.29, 100 free, 7th; 33.17, 25 back, 11th. Savannah Erixon: 33.93, 25 free, 6th; 34.95, 25 back, 4th. Jacob Evanisky: 1.27.02, 50 free, 6th; 1:31.72, 50 back, 4th; 38.96, 25 free, 5th; 46.48, 25 back, 5th. Raeann Gidluck: 54.03, 50 free, 7th; 42.19, 25 breast, 6th; 38.09, 25 fly, 9th; 1:18.88, 50 back, 10th; 29.87, 25 free, 7th; 34.50, 25 back, 12th. Tara Gidluck: 1:15.41, 50 free, 5th; 55.34, 25 fly, DQ; 38.15, 25 free, 8th; 37.67, 25 back, 7th. Kalin Harrabek: 55.24, 50 free, 8th. 29.51, 25 fly, 6th; 1:07.48, 50 back, 6th, 1:09.13, 50 breast, 7th; 29.97, 25 back, 7th; 2:19.51, 100 IM, 6th. Casey Ives: 1:06.80, 50 free, 6th; 1:05.62, 25 breast, 3rd; 1:33.34, 50 back, 4th; 32.68, 25 free, 6th; 2:21.36, 100 free, 4th; 30.07, 25 back, 4th. Edyn Keith: 35.58, 50 free, 3rd; 21.11, 25 breast, 2nd; 18.32, 25 fly, 4th; 45.89, 50 breast, 2nd; 1:20, 20, 100 free, 1st; 18.75, 25 back; 1st. Emmett Keith: 46.36, 50 free, 2nd; 33.16, 25 breast, 1st; 25.33, 25 fly,

Take your marks ... bang: The edge goes to the one who is first off the wall after the shot goes off. Members of the Biggar Barracuda Swim Club travelled to Rosetown for a swim meet on Saturday, July 14. As usual some of them came home with medals. Check out the results for more information. (Independent photo by Daryl Hasein) 2nd; 21.33, 25 free, 1st; 1:54.25, 100 free, 3rd; 27.50, 25 back, 1st. Tiara Keith: 4:09.41, 20 breast, 3rd; 17.51, 25 fly, 1st; 15.96, 25 free, 1st; 40.22, 50 fly, 1st; 1:21.39, 100 free, 1st. Kelley Knox: 16.61, 25 fly, 2nd; 44.04, 50 back, 3rd; 47.21, 50 breast, 3rd; 40.97, 50 fly, 2nd. Stratton Mair: 1:16.42, 50 free, 3rd; 1:43.32, 50 back, 5th; 32.07, 25 free, 2nd, 46.75, 25 back, 6th. Kenzie Martin: 34.90, 50 free, 2nd; 18.47, 25 fly, 5th; 41.79, 50 back, 2nd; 16.63, 25 free, 2nd; 1:22.32, 100 free, 3rd; 19.85, 25 back, 3rd. Rayel Martin: 4:02.55, 200 breast, 4th; 45.18, 50 back, 1st; 3:36.50, 200 back, 2nd; 48.30, 50 fly, 2nd; 1:27.11, 100 free, 2nd; 21.25, 25 back, 2nd. Gillian Massie: 47.46, 50 free, 4th; 24.09, 25 fly; 5th; 57.17, 50 back, DQ; 1:09.58, 50 breast, 8th; 1:42.18, 100 free, 2nd; 27.39, 25 back, 4th. Hayden McMahon: 1:14.93, 50 free, 2nd; 49.03, 25 beast, 1st; 45.40, 25 fly, DQ; 1:09.01, 50 back, 2nd; 31.37, 25 free, DQ; 32.86, 25 back, 3rd. Layne Redlich: 52.01, 25 free, 7th. Bailey Seidl: 32.45, 50

free, 1st; 15.09, 25 fly; 1st; 14.93, 25 free, 1st; 42.26, 50 breast, 1st; 33.57, 50 fly, 1st; 1:20.96, 100 IM, 1st. Medal Standings: Hayden McMahon 7/8 Boys, Gold, 21 points Wyatt Aman 9/10 Boys, Bronze, 20 points Emmett Keith 11/12 Boys, Bronze, 35 points Tiara Keith 13/14 Grils, Gold, 37 points Bailey Seidl 15/15 Girls, Gold, 42 points Edyn Keith 15/17 Girls, Silver, 31 points.

Rosetown Royals Swim meet, July 14 Wyatt Aman: 1:19.94, 50 breast, DQ; 2:17.03, 100 free, 3rd; 1:03.09, 50 back, 3rd; 56.79, 50 free, 4th; 2:32.36, 100 IM, DQ. Jacob Evanisky: 1:22.55, 50 free, 5th; 37.35, 25 back, 4th; 34.14, 25 free, 4th. Raeann Gidluck: 1:26.97, 50 breast, DQ; 2:00.15; 100 free, 6th; 1:17.57, 50 back, 9th; 1:05.23; 50 free, 9th; 2:51.64; 100 IM, DQ. Tara Gidluck: 48/94, 25 fly, DQ; 36.32, 25 back, 4th; 33.41, 25 free, 6th. Kalin Harrabek:

1 : 0 8 . 5 2 , 5 0 f l y, 8 t h ; 1:13.61, 50 breast, 9th; 2:07.11, 100 free, 8th; 1:10.70, 50 back, 7th; 57.42, 50 free, 8th. Casey Ives: 2:08.94, 50 breast, DQ; 2:27.29, 100 free,4th; 1:33.04, 50 back, 5th; 1:10.71, 50 free, 6th. Edyn Keith: 2:56.06, 200 free, 1st; 1:36.60, 100 breast, 2nd; 1:20.89, 100 free, 1st; 1:30.73, 100 back, 3rd; 35.39, 50 free, 2nd. Tiara Keith: 3:01.89, 200 free, 1st; 1:31.28, 100 fly, 1st; 1:37.82, 100 back, 2nd; 34.91, 50 free, 1st; 3:24.80, 200 IM, 2nd. Stratton Mair: 38.68, 25 fly, DQ; 1:10.39, 50 free, 2nd; 45.43, 25 back, 5th; 32.92, 25 free, 3rd. Rayel Martin: 46.58, 50 fly, 4th; 1:58.76, 100 breast, 4th; 1:29.28, 100 free, 5th; 1:40.30, 100 back, 4th; 38.86, 50 free, 3rd; X 6:51.04, 400 free. Gillian Massie: 55.40, 50 fly, 4th; 1:11.86, 50 breast, DQ; 1:50.20, 100 free, 5th; 58.57, 50 back, DQ; 43.89, 50 free, 4th. Hayden McMahon: 37.48, 25 fly, DQ; 52.56, 25 breast, DQ; 1:07.26, 50 free, 1st; 29.74, 25 back, 2nd; 32.76, 25 free, 2nd. Bailey Seidl: 1:18.04, 100 fly, 1st; 1:31.53, 100 breast, 1st; 1:22.17, 100

back, 1st; 32.25, 50 free, 1st; 2:51.43, 200 IM, 1st. Medal Standings at Rosetown Bailey Seidl 15/17 Girls, Gold, 30 points

Edyn Keith 15-17 Girls, Silver, 23 points Wyatt Aman 9/10 Boys, Bronze, 8 points Hayden McMahon 7/8 boys, Gold, 14 points.

Hayden McMahon (left) won a gold medal at the Rosetown Swim Meet in the 7-8 boys category. (Submitted photo)

MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012


Report from the Legislature Regina Revitalization Initiative On June 28, our government responded to the City of Regina’s funding proposal for their Regina Revitalization Initiative. While we declined their request for $230 million for various projects forming the RRI, we did announce that we are prepared to provide funding in the amount of $80 million toward the cost of a new stadium. That amount represents funding up to 30 per cent of the project cost. The province will not provide any operating funding and the financial model for the stadium will need to demonstrate selfsufficiency. This level of funding is consistent with what our government has provided to similar projects in communities across the province over the last five years. The remainder of the funding will come from the Riders, fans, the City of Regina and the private sector. One of the conditions we put on the proposal is that any new stadium be “roof-ready.’ A new stadium makes sense in these times of historic growth in Saskatchewan and it’s great

to see that in the new Saskatchewan, it is no longer city versus city or urban versus rural. The new attitude of the people of our province is positive and that is why we are moving forward together as part of the Saskatchewan Advantage. If there’s one institution that brings Saskatchewan people together like no other, it’s the Roughriders. That’s just one of the reasons our government recently announced a proposal that could result in a new home for the Green and White along with a great facility for amateur sport. Population Growth Over the last few weeks, new numbers reflecting that growth have been tumbling in. We learned that our population grew by almost 20,000 people last year - I’m sure that at least a few of those people are either current or future Riders’ fans! Other positive numbers in recent weeks include record high building permits and retail sales and a new all-time high of 548,900 people working in the province. Surgery Waiting Time I’m also happy to report another number - but this

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discussion paper online. New PCHB Initiative and SIP Changes Another important date that has come and gone – with the keeping of two more campaign promises – was July 1. In addition to being Canada’s 145th birthday, it was also the day some important changes came into effect that will assist seniors with lower incomes. Under the new Personal Care Home Benefit (PCHB), eligible seniors will receive monthly financial assistance to help cover the cost of living in a licensed personal care home, amounting to the difference between their monthly income and a threshold of $1,800. Also on July 1, seniors receiving benefits under the Seniors Income Plan (SIP) started receiving up to $50 more each month. For more information on the PCHB call 1-855-544-7242 or check this link. For more info on SIP call 1-800667-7161 or check this link. These changes reflect our government’s ongoing commitment to improving the quality of life for Saskatchewan’s seniors.


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New improvements to the Student Financial Assistance Program The 2012-13 student loan year is underway and includes new processes to improve services for students applying for student financial assistance. The first change is the introduction of the Master Student Financial Assistance Agreement (MSFAA). This new document will require students to only sign one student loan agreement for their entire post-secondary education.

The second improvement introduces Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (ECE) that allows post-secondary educational institutions to electronically confirm enrolment, eliminating long line-ups at Registrar and Financial Aid offices, also saving time for both students and postsecondary educational institutions. “Our government understands the importance of post-secondary educa-

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Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Saskatchewan Parks Week This year marks the 30th anniversary of Parks Week. Every summer, a week is set aside to recognize our provinceís parks. This week helps promote our parks both nationally and within Saskatchewan. Special events will occur at parks around the province to help celebrate

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MEMORIAMS MOON: In loving memory of Lawrence, who passed away July 26, 2009 “Loving and kind in all his ways, Upright and just to the end of his days, Sincere and kind in heart and mind, What a beautiful memory he left behind.” Lovingly remembered and missed by Frieda, Sylvia, Floyd and Kevin, Kim and Jayce 30p1

CARD OF THANKS From the bottom of our hearts, we would like to thank each and every person who had us in their thoughts and prayers during our son Lane’s heart surgery. A special thanks to the Credit Union staff members who put money in a card to help us out during our stay in Edmonton. Love… Steven, Amy and family 30p1 The family of Oliver Harris would like to thank the many health care workers that contributed to his care in Biggar. Dad’s last days were blessed by many caring and compassionate people and his family was supported and uplifted by not having to worry about anything any more, whether that was what to cook for a sick man or how to navigate Dad’s increasingly complicated care. We would especially like to thank Dr. Muller for the many years of care he gave Dad and the help of the clinic in making sure his health needs were met. 30c1

COMING EVENTS SUNDAYS in July: Presbyterians, Anglicans, Lutherans will be worshipping at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 10:30 a.m. Everyone Welcome. For more information or pastoral services, phone church at 306948-3731. 48/10tfn SUNDAYS… You are invited to the weekly services of Biggar Associated Gospel Church, corner Quebec St. and 8th Ave. West. Sunday Worship service is at 10:50 a.m. and everyone is welcome. Come and worship with us, Rev. Terry Wicks, Pastor. 23c12 JULY 4 - AUGUST 20: Annual USED BOOK SALE in the Credit Union Gallery at the Biggar Museum, 105-3rd Ave. West. 27c6 SATURDAY, JULY 28: Perdue Agricultural Fair. Parade, Pancake Breakfast, Exhibits, Tractor Pull, Cattle Show, Mud Fling, Booths and Cold Plate. 27c3 SUNDAY, AUGUST 5: Annual Summer Pancake Breakfast, 8 - 10 a.m. to be held at MacPherson Hall (former Elks Hall), 1st Ave. East, Biggar. Everyone welcome. 29c3

AUGUST 4 & 5 … Birthday Party for Stone House built in 1912 by John Coulter, 100 years old. Owned by Smith family since 1944. …Situated 2 miles east and 2.5 miles south of Handel, Sask. …Stop in and have a visit. Food and drink available.

AUCTIONS FOR AUCTION Aquadeo SK: FULL FEATURED 2 year old 2674 s.f. lake view home. August 10 - 7:00 p.m. Call 306-445-5000 or view www. . KRAMER AUCTION REAL ESTATE DIV MLS 434251

NOTICE Families, clubs, churches and businesses are invited to do a Heritage Page to be on permanent display at Biggar Museum. Share your history! For more information call 9483451 or visit museum 1 - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday. 7tfn This newspaper accepts advertisements in good faith. We advise that it is in your interest to investigate offers personally. Publications by this paper should not be taken as an endorsement of the product or service offered. tfn Advertisements and statements contained herein are the sole responsibility of the persons or entities that post the advertisement, and the Saskatchewan Weekly Newspaper Association and membership do not make any warranty as to the accuracy, completeness, truthfulness or reliability of such advertisements. For greater information on advertising conditions, please consult the Association’s Blanket Advertising Conditions on our website at tfn

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STEEL BUILDING HUGE CLEARANCE SALE! 20X24 $4,658. 25X28 $5,295. 30X40 $7,790. 32X54 $10,600. 40X58 $14,895. 47X78 $19,838. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.

ECI STEEL INC. PRINCE ALBERT, SK. HWY # 3 E & 48 ST (306)922-3000



Old battery collection, Fisher #300 Cadet Squadron. Drop off at the Biggar Land¿ll OR contact Quentin Sittler at 658-2132 3tfn Main Street Garage Sale is accepting donations of all items in clean and working condition. Please phone 948-1773 or 9485393. Pickup available. 32tfn


1979 Lincoln Continental, 4 dr, 460 auto, air, very nice condition, $2500 obo; 1981 Zephyr, cyl auto, very low mileage, 35,000 miles, $1800 obo. Phone 306951-7501 30p3 Guaranteed approval drive away today! We lend money to everyone. Fast approvals, best interest rates. Over 500 vehicles sale priced for immediate delivery OAC. 1-877-796-0514.


1985 Yamaha Virago, 1,000 cc, new rubber, carbs and forks redone. Phone 948-7521. 36tfn



402 - 7th Ave. East, Biggar… well-built, 3-bedroom home, completely renovated, gutted down to framing, custom cabinets, maple hardwood Àooring, energy ef¿cient package and many more up-grades. REDUCED, now $209,000. Must Sell. Call Brenda, 306-373-8254 30p3





TO GIVE AWAY…approx. 100 year old Steinway upright. In fair shape, needs tuning. Originally ebony, but painted brown over 50 years ago. If you can haul it, you can have it. Phone 9483751 or 948-3833 29p3

Biggar Museum will present a Royal High Tea and Exhibit for Sask. Culture Days. Do you have royal collectables that you would like to loan for this event? Help us tell the story to celebrate the Queen’s 60th Anniversary! Call 948-3451. 27c3






Two serviced lots, side by side in Biggar, 100’x140’, $79,900. Call 717-4681 (cell) 5tfn FOR SALE. WARMAN 55 PLUS ACTIVE ADULT LIFESTYLE Large Ground Level Townhomes 306 241 0123 www.



For FAX service, see us at The Independent, 102 - 3rd Ave. West, Biggar


MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012

HOUSES FOR SALE 423 - 4th Ave. West, Biggar… 1100 sq ft, 3-bedroom, 1 bath plus ½ bath off master bedroom upstairs, ¿nished basement with one bedroom and ¾ bath. Detached garage, Beautifully landscaped yard. Contact Bob Foster, 948-7348, leave message 9tfn

FOR RENT Two-bedroom condo in Saskatoon, two parking spaces, outdoor pool, A/C, new appliances, behind Canarama Shopping Mall, 12 mins from U of S. Call 306-237-4258 29p3




HEALTH/ WELLNESS SLIMDOWN FOR SUMMER! Lose up to 20lbs in just 8 weeks. Call Herbal Magic today! 1-800854-5176.

If YOU are… • Moving • Expecting a Baby • Planning a Wedding • Anticipating Retirement Call WELCOME WAGON at 948-2563 - Lisa Haynes We have gifts and information Bob Foster Locksmith Services. Phone 306-831-7633 26tfn

CAREER TRAINING MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION RATED #2 FOR AT-HOME JOBS. Start training today. Graduates are in demand! Enroll now. Take advantage of low monthly payments. 1-800466-1535


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY R.M. of Biggar No. 347 ADMINISTRATOR Applications are being accepted for the positin of Rural Municipal Administrator with duties to commence as soon as possible. This position is to cover a maternity leave with the potential of remaining as a full time position. Preference will be given to qualiÀed applicants with a Class “A” CertiÀcate or Class “C” CertiÀcate with experience with Munisoft software. Resumes to include experience, certiÀcate held, expected salary and current references. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. For inquiries call Reeve Louise Singer at 306-948-2934 or Administrator, Adrienne Urban at 306-948-2422. Submit applications by 1:00 p.m. August 13, 2012 to: Administrator Position R.M. of Biggar No. 347 Box 280 Biggar, SK S0k 0M0 Phone: 306-948-2422 Fax: 306-948-2250 Email: CLERK required at One Stop Hardware, 112 Main St., Biggar. Apply with resume only. 30c3 NEED A HOME PHONE? Cable TV or High Speed Internet? We Can Help. Everyone Approved. Call Today. 1-877-852-1122 Protel Reconnect

AG SALES Representative required. Experience necessary to cover a Case & New Holland protected territory. Excellent salary and bene¿ts. Territory is diversi¿ed with grain and cattle operations. Apply in con¿dence to: Hi Line Farm Equipment, 4723 - 39 Ave., Wetaskiwin, AB, T9A 2J4 or admin@hilinecnh. com.

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BLOW OUT SALE at The Biggar Independent, 102 - 3rd Ave. W., Biggar BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY WORK FROM YOUR CASTLE! Do you have 10 hrs a week? Teach over the internet. Free online training. Flexible hours. Great retirement income. www.


Full-time TIRE TECHNICIAN required at Excell Tire in Biggar. Experience is an asset. Stop in with your resume at 101 Main Street, Biggar. 306-948-3376. 28c3 Looking for part-time WAITRESS OR WAITER. See Maggie at Snow White Family Restaurant, Biggar 24c18


Very nice, well kept 1994 mobile home located one km south of Biggar in the Plaza Mobile Home Park; 3-bedroom, 2 bull bathrooms, laundry room and attached newly renovated porch/sitting room. Comes with washer and dryer, portable air conditioner and kitchen appliances. New siding and shingles. Deck off back porch. Beautifully landscaped/fenced yard. Two-car detached heated garage/shop and large garden shed. It’s a MUST SEE! If interested call 948-5320 29p3


MEMBER SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE Full-Time Position - Career Opportunity We require a Full-Time Member Services Representative for our Biggar and Perdue Branches. THE POSITION: This position reports to the Member Services Team Leader. The core function of the position is to respond to members’ needs by delivering cash services and other Credit Union products and services, and to promote member use of the Credit Union. The successful applicant may also be required to work occasionally at the Perdue Branch.


QUALIFICATIONS: The position requires an individual that is conÀdent, has a positive attitude toward learning and change, shows initiative, can work independently, and is friendly, outgoing and reliable. Minimum Grade 12 education is required. A working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and general PC operations, as well as cashhandling experience, would be considered beneÀcial.

Charter/ Sherwood Apartments

COMPENSATION: The salary for the position will be commensurate with qualiÀcations and experience. Biggar and District Credit Union is an employer-of-choice with a competitive compensation package that includes group beneÀts and a matched pension plan.

1 Bedroom, 2 Bedroom Heat and water supplied, wired for cable TV and satellite systems, laundry facilities, appliances, some suites with dishwashers, air conditioning, parking with plug-ins.

Interested applicants must submit their resume by August 3, 2012 to: Biggar & District Credit Union P.O. Box 670 BIGGAR, SK S0K 0M0 Attn: Cathy Archibald, Human Resources Email: We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

For more information call:

948-3820 302 - 8th Ave. W. • Biggar

Thin and Healthy’s Total Solution. Eat real, grocery store food. One-on-One coaching. Safe. Easy. The Healthy Choice. Call

948-2208 to Ànd out about us. You likely have seen our results working for your friends!

Stop in to… 1st Ave. West, Biggar 948-2700

The Independent HOURS… Monday to Thursday… 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed 12 - 1 p.m. Friday… 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.




Saskatoon - Biggar Office DUANE NEUFELDT 403 Main St., Biggar

Licensed For: • Residential • Acreage • Farm

MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012

306-948-8055 Fax: 306-948-2763

Proud sponsor of Children’s Wish Foundation

Tim Hammond Realty Licenced for:

•Farm •Residential •Commercial •Acreage

113 - 3rd Ave. W., Biggar

948-5052 (office) Cell 948-9168

BIGGAR ELECTRICAL & REFRIGERATION SERVICES Authorized Appliance Depot Electrical Wiring Trenching Licensed Journeyman Adrian de Haan

948-5291 PHILLIPS ELECTRIC • Residence • Commercial Wiring For free estimates Ph: 948-5393


Inc. FRE E Es timat Call us for… es • Insurance jobs • Renovations • New home building • Drywall & Painting • Flooring (hardwood, ceramic, etc.) • Residential/Commercial • CertiÀed installer for Logix ICF

BSA, P.Ag., Broker

113 - 3 Ave. W., Biggar

948-5052 (office) Cell 948-7995

Cari McCarty Residential Sales


For all your home, business and rural needs Owners/Operators • Travis Young • Dallas Young • Claude Young

Biggar’s Top Performing Residential Agent

Biggar, Sask.

Tim Hammond Realty


Licenced for: •Farm •Acreage •Residential • Commercial

113 - 3rd Ave. W., Biggar

948-5052 (office) Cell 948-4478 Dave Molberg BSA

Exposure, Experience and Effort.

of The Battlefords Independently Owned and Operated

FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS… • Selling/Buying • Residental • Farm/Acreage • Commercial • Recreational

FOR RENT BIGGAR HOUSING AUTHORITY Housing for families and seniors Rent based on income

Call: 948-2101

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Bear Hills Rural Development Corporation Box 327 Biggar, SK S0K 0M0 Helping you Help yourself

Kent Dubreuil, E.D.O. Phone: 306-948-2295 Fax: 306-948-5050

Wally Lorenz Sales Associate 1391 - 100th St. North Battleford, SK S9A 0V9 Day or Night

Cell: (306) 843-7898 Bus: (306) 446-8800


9Residential 9Commercial 9Automotive 9We tint vehicles too! For all your glass needs,

104 - 2nd Ave. West Biggar


ADVERTISING is an investment in your business.

…owned and operated by Diane Larouche Ellard

Located in the Nova Wood Centre (back entrance) 104 - 6th Ave. E., Biggar


Specializing in Exclusive Seasonal Personal Training Sessions! …for weight loss,

Tim Hammond Realty rd

30 min. Circuit Gym

“Putting PERSONAL back into fitness training!” Wayne Baldwin,


Journeymen Plumber, Gas Fitter, & Electrician on staff


available to do…

• painting & Ӿnishing • decks & small buildings • light plumbing • windows & doors • laminate & hardwood ӿoors • general repairs

Call Jim @ 306-948-3333

MADGE CONTRACTING LTD. For all your rooÀng needs… ¬New Construction ¬Metal ¬Torch-on ¬Re-roofs ¬Tile ¬Asphalt ¬All repairs ¬Shakes We offer 10 Year Workmanship Warranty and Liability/Torch On Insurance Excellent Local References For a FREE estimate please call… 306-948-5453

Wood and Steel Buildings Floor & Trusses GEORGE STAHL (306) 948-3776 cell: (306) 260-6503 Ph:

Kirk Ewen Doctor of Optometry

body sculpting, strength training.

Offering… One-on-One Rehab & Therapy Sessions * Limited Memberships available to fully equipped Private Fitness Studio & Cardio Room Gift Certificates available

Visit us @ 114- 2nd Ave. W., Biggar

In Biggar Every Tuesday. Biggar Professional Building, 223 Main Street, Biggar

For appointments… 1-855-651-3311


Wylie Farms Ltd. SEED CLEANING Canadian Seed Institute Accredited Pedigree, Commercial & Custom Cleaning FULL line of Cleaning Equipment including Gravity Table

Excellent Quality at a Reasonable Price! For all your Cereal and Pulse Cleaning Call: Bill: Dale:

948-2807 or 948-5609 948-5394

Plant located 8 miles south of Biggar on Hwy #4, ¼ mile west on Triumph Rd.

Where you can feel right at home!

Northland Foaming

Spray Foam 306-948-2805 Cell: 306-948-6062

Cell… 948-8048


Michelle Spuzak,

Email: Want to insulate your quonset, farm/commercial buildings, house or cabin? Lower your heating and cooling costs and add strength to your buildings!

R.M.T. (NHPC member) Located @ New Beginnings Wellness Centre, 114 - 2nd Ave. W., BIGGAR


• Shamanic Healing • Psychosomatic Therapy • Massage • Emotional Release Therapy

•Texas Gates •Spray Foam Insulation •Sandblasting & Painting •Internal Coatings •Rock Guard Coatings g

Mobile Units Office: 948-2805 05 Cell: 948-6062 email:

McCARTY CONSTRUCTION • Commercial • Residential • Design Builder • Insurance Claims • Renovations • Drafting Service

“Big or Small -We Do Them All” Licenced Journeyman Carpenters Troy McCarty 948-5627 (H) 948-9280 (C) Mitch McCarty 373-8254 (H) Serving Biggar ... Since 1968

Services available…

~ Gift CertiÅcates ~ Evening, Saturday and in-home appointments available.

948-2548 or 948-9710 Your Healthy Living

Weight Loss & Wellness Centre

Consultant & Coach Anne G. Livingston •Ideal Protein Weight Loss Clinic •Epicure Selections •Walden Farms Products •Young Living Essential Oils •Beauticontrol Skin Care

Located in Angie’s Hair Salon 219 Main St., Biggar Call 948-7274 or 948-3696


Biggar, Sask.


948-3344 or online

Custom Combining JD9770 with draper or hydraÁex headers

Mundt’s Mobile Custom Grain Cleaning ^PSSJSLHU^OLH[IHY SL`K\Y\T*7:^OLH[ VH[ZWLHZHUKSLU[PSZ

9LHZVUHISLYH[LZ For bookings, call Jason

948-2887VY JLSS948-6969 McNULTY’S MOBILE SEED CLEANING Custom Cleaning of H.R.S. & C.P. S. Wheat

Phone: 948-5678


Portraits, Family, Weddings & Sports Photography

Place a classified by phone

Wayne Dollansky 306-948-7247


Photos by Jocelyn

www.madgerooÀ Biggar, Sask.

Phoenix M4 Mobile Grain cleaning and sizing

Phone… 948-2548



Please arrange to pick up your photos that have been submitted for publication. .…thanks, The Independent


Ladies Only


Cell: 306-221-6888

Proud to handle Biggar’s Real Estate Needs

Licenced for: •Residential

- together with -


Tim Hammond,


Contact 948-3344 to have your business listed here, ask for special rates and sizes

• Esso • Leslie’s Drugstore • Pharmasave • Quick Stop • Super A Foods • Shop Easy Food • Weasie’s Gourmet Blends • Feudal Co-op, Perdue • The Store, Perdue

MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012






PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION Barristers & Solicitors Stuart A. Busse, QC Larry A. Kirk, LL.B. Bonnie L. Reddekopp, JD 302 Main Street, Biggar, SK

948-3346 …serving your community since 1972

Garry A. Faye Chartered Accountant Notary Public 201B-2nd Ave. West P. O. Box 1480 Biggar, Sask.

Phone: 948-5133

Roe & Company is a full service law office that practices… ¾Family and Criminal law ¾Commercial law ¾Real Estate ¾Wills and Estate, and our lawyers, William Roe, Q.C. Jason Peszko Ian Mokuruk Lisa Watson Sheri Woods look forward to assisting you and can be contacted at:

306-948-5352 or 306-244-9865 To advertise in this directory, please call Urla at The Independent

• 948-3344 • This feature will appear Weekly. ASK ABOUT OUR SPECIAL DIRECTORY RATES.

223 Main Street Biggar Box 580 Biggar, SK SOK OMO

OPEN: Mon.-Fri. • 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


BIGGAR DENTAL CLINIC 104 - 6th Ave. East, Biggar, Sask. Southeast entrance of Nova Wood Bldg. Hours… Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.

306-948-3408 DR. GLENN RIEKMAN Dentist


Phone: 882-2123 Emergency (after hours) 882-2006

Phone: 948-2204 or 948-3886


Are you looking for Life, Living Benefits Insurance and/or Investment Strategies? Do you just want to know if your premiums are fair with the right coverage?

222 Main Street 306 948 5377

info@twhÀ www.twhÀ

948-2700 Your Auto Parts and Accessories Dealer

Biggar Sand & Gravel • trenching • trucking • water & sewer • sand & gravel • excavating Call Colin Graham at 948-5455 G<FAhf^ FZbgm^gZg\^ &K^ghoZmbhgl

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MONARCH MEATS Modern Licenced Abbatoir • custom slaughter, cut and wrapping • sausage making, curing and smoking

• sides of Pork & Beef available


Open: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sat. • 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Let Vortex protect your truck and your investment with the Vortex Seamless Sprayed on Liner System Prairieland Collision Rosetown, Sask.

Dean McCallum, CFP, CIM, FCSI

Lyndsey Sacher


Investment Advisor Credential Securities Inc.

Mutual Fund Investment Specialist, Wealth Consultant Credential Asset Management Inc.


Pamela Eaton

Robert Hoesgen, CFP

701 - 4th Ave. E., Biggar

Mutual Fund Investment Specialist Credential Asset Management Inc.

Mutual Fund Investment Specialist Credential Asset Management Inc.

948-3996 Open Monday-Saturday

available at… Grape Moments located in The Independent, 102 - 3rd Ave. West, Biggar 948-3344

• cut trim and removal • post holes • landscaping • cement removal • trenching • holes for piles • driveways • garage pads • basements

YH Truck, Ag & Auto


Corner of Main Street & 1st Avenue West, Biggar

For all your investment needs, Visit…


Tree services available…


521 Main St., Biggar 948-2109

after hours George: 948-4042


Mutual funds are offered through Credential Asset Management Inc., and mutual funds and other securities are offered through Credential Securities Inc. ®Credential is a registered mark owned by Credential Financial Inc. and is used under license.



• Heavy truck parts • Agriculture parts • Automotive parts & accessories


Located at the Biggar & District Credit Union 302 Main Street, Biggar, SK • 306-948-3352

Owned & operated by Kevin Fick

227 - 1st Ave. East, Biggar

Service Truck Full Mechanical Service Mon - Fri • 8 a.m.-5 p.m. phone: George

Kevin Kurulak Investment Rep Insurance Broker P. 306 948 5200 F. 306 948 5207 Appointments Preferred

• Detailing • Vortex Spray-In Box Liners • Granitex Baked-on Coatings for Decks and Cement Flooring • Auto Accessories • Trailer Rentals

SERVICES Your authorized

Panasonic, Samsung, LG, Frigidaire, Shaw, Bell, Yamaha AudioDealer; and Your authorized SaskTel Mobility and High Speed Internet Dealer


948-3955 Battery Chargers Electric Fencers Repaired/Rebuilt/ Built

Phillips Radio Shop 109 Main St., Biggar



Fax: 948-2484

MANUFACTURING ‰ CWB CertiÀed ‰ Light Fabrication ‰ Mobile Welding

230 - 1st Ave. W., Biggar Phone: 948-7117 email:

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1st Ave. West, Biggar

Financial Planning Estate Planning Life Insurance

100% handwash “Where we do it all for you!!”


403 Main Street, Biggar Want a truly independent advisor who will find your unique solution?


Ivan Young,

OFFICE HOURS Monday to Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Notary Publics • Home & Agro Insurance • Auto & Commerical Insurance • Health Insurance • Motor Licence Issuer Office Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday 304 Main Street • Biggar

KRF Auto Centre

115 - 1st Ave. W. Rosetown, Sask.

Email: Website:




Mike Nahorney, Interprovincial Heavy Duty Journeyman Mechanic

Heavy Truck Repair SGI Safety Inspection Auto Repair TIRES CLASSIFIEDS WORK

…call 948-3344

• All Breed Dog Grooming • Boarding Kennels (Bordetella Mandatory) • Pet Supplies • Saleboard for dog and cat related items

For appointments and inquiries, call Janet at 948-2091

Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 6 pm. 2 mi N on Hwy #4, 2-½ mi E on Golf Course Rd.



Residential Commercial Automotive




BIGGAR COURIER • Biggar to Saskatoon • Same day Service • Monday to Friday • 24-hour Answering Service

~Brian and Cathy Fick~

Cell: 306-948-7524

Anne G. Livingston

CertiÀed Custom Picture Framer • photographs • paintings • art prints • memorabilia • collages, etc. Call Anne @ 948-7274



Custom Grain Hauling 306-948-9278 Landis, Sask.

Rockin D Trucking & Cattle

948-5678 Sewing & Embroidery • Jackets • Windsuits • Shirts • Hunting Gear • Bunnyhugs • Caps • Toques • Bags Check out our new website: Judy Judy Kahovec: Kahovec… 882-4313, Cellcell 831-7935 306-882-4313, 831-7935 Carey Krchov: 882-3213 Carey Krchov…882-3213

Rebel Landscaping 948-2879, evenings 948-7207, daytime Ed Kolenosky • Driveways • Concrete • Garage Pads • Pruning • Planting

Jerry Muc Phone: 948-2958


For FREE estimates or enquiries CALL Wayne or Dorothy at

Bob Kobelsky

• Wood, metal, plastic signs • Vehicle & window graphics • Banners, stickers and Magnetic signs

Box 736, Biggar

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Cliff Forsyth Phone:


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• Topsoil • Lawn Care • Leveling • Sod • Patio Blocks

• Snow Removal • Fences …and much more

• Cattle hauling with 21 ft. gooseneck trailer • round and large square bale hauling with step-deck or highboy semi-trailers • also buying and selling straw and forage • also machinery hauling Home • 306-948-2037 Alex • 306-948-7291 Dan • 306-948-7843 Biggar, Sask.

HAULS TO THE DUMP Small moves and deliveries with ½ ton truck

Ph/fax: 948-3856 or cell: 948-7896 Sales Consultant J. G. Smith

To fax…stop in at The Independent

MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012



505 Hwy. 7 West, Rosetown, SK


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OPEN: Monday - Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. CLOSED: Sundays

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