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Vol. 103 No. 38

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2012

Biggar, Saskatchewan

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SigniÀcant progress made on harvest operations Fifty-six per cent of the 2012 crop has been harvested, well above the provincial fiveyear (2007-2011) average of 40 per cent, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s Weekly Crop Report for the period September 4 to 10. Twenty-eight per cent of the crop is swathed or ready to straight combine. Significant harvest progress was made across the province. The southwest has 85 per cent combined; the southeast 76 per cent, the east-central region 50 per cent, the west-central region 40 per cent, the northeast 31 per cent and the northwest 27 per cent. Forty-four per cent of spring wheat, 68 per cent of durum, 52 per cent of barley and canola, 76 per cent of mustard, 83 per cent of lentils and 94 per cent of field peas have been combined. P r o v i n c i a l l y, t o p s o i l moisture on cropland is rated as four per cent s u r p l u s, 5 8 p e r c e n t adequate, 30 per cent short and eight per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as two per cent surplus, 52 per cent adequate, 32 per cent short and 14 per cent

Home opener disappointment . . . Biggar Central School Blazer, Jake Lehnert, right, goes for the tackle against a Spiritwood Sabre ball-carrier, September 7. The home opener for the Blazers didn’t quite very short. Rainfall this week ranged from trace amounts in the

majority of the province to 26 millimetres in some areas of the northwest. Strong winds

go to plan, with the Green and Gold falling 48-22. (Independent Photo by Kevin Brautigam)

have damaged some canola crops. The west-central and northwestern areas also

received hailstorms that have caused some damage. Fa r m e r s a r e b u s y

harvesting, seeding winter cereals, hauling bales and controlling weeds.

More than 20,000 new jobs in Saskatchewan Saskatchewan leads the country in job growth as employment hits an all-time high

Employment in Saskatchewan rose by 20,100 between August 2011 and August 2012 according to

percentage increase in employment among the provinces and almost four times the national rate of 1.0 per cent. In August 2012, there were 549,100 people employed in the province - an all-time high for employment in Saskatchewan, beating the previous record set this past June. “Strong job numbers show the solid performance of our economy and reflect the job opportunities available in Saskatchewan today,” EconDreaming in Chrome . . . Another successful Integra Tire Show ‘n’ Shine was held at the Third omy Minister Avenue Park, September 8. Rolling pieces of artwork came to Biggar from various points of the Bill Boyd said. province to show off their handiwork, get a few people drooling, talk about the junker they’re “Today’s record numbers are rebuilding, and generally just talk everything cars. (Independent Photo by Kevin Brautigam) new figures released by Statistics Canada. That’s an increase of 3.8 per cent - the highest

exceptional and reinforce the confidence that investors, businesses and working people have in our economy. “Most importantly, this means there are plenty of career opportunities for Saskatchewan people and those who want to move to Saskatchewan.” Saskatchewan’s unemployment rate fell by 0.6 per cent in August to 4.4 per cent - tied with Alberta for the lowest unemployment rate in the nation and well below the national average of 7.3 per cent. Other highlights include: • Full-time employment increased by 14,100 (3.1 per cent) and part-time increased by 6,100 (8.2 per cent). • Regina’s employment was up by 1,300 (1.0 per cent) for 28 months of yearover-year increases, and

Saskatoon’s employment was up by 9,000 (6.1 per cent) for 10 months of yearover-year increases. • In August, Regina’s unemployment rate was 4.2 per cent, and Saskatoon’s unemployment rate was 5.3 per cent. Saskatoon’s unemployment rate was the seventh lowest and Regina’s unemployment rate was the second lowest among all cities. • The sector with the largest employment growth was construction, up 7,100 in the past year. “Job growth just doesn’t happen, it is a product of increased activity in key areas of our economy,” Boyd said. “Our challenge and our opportunity will be to make sure that growth will continue into the long term and we will do that through good management and a new growth plan you will hear about in the coming months.”


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In the land of the living sky . . . What is ‘The Cloud’? by Gareth McKee, Burnt Orange Solutions A quick introduction, my name is Gareth and along with my wife Alison (new doctor in Biggar) and our son Duncan, we have recently moved to Biggar. In the UK I ran an IT business and am now doing the same from Biggar. Each month I plan to write a short piece on the latest buzz in the world of computers, hopefully keeping away from geek-speak and other technical mumbojumbo to allow everyone to understand the IT world a little better. So. . . The Cloud. . . What is it, who uses it, should you be using it and what are the benefits? Who uses it? The answer to this question might be a shock; everyone uses it and they have been for many years. If you have a Hotmail or Gmail account you are in fact using the cloud. Don’t believe me? Read on. The Cloud is simply using the services of a server/computer that is not your own. Hotmail provides the services of their servers for e-mail.

This is cloud computing. This has also answered the question ‘should I be using it?’; I would say that in this day and age you don’t really have a choice. If you want to do anything on the Internet you will, probably unknowingly, use Cloud Computing. The benefits to the individual are straight forward, The Cloud provides the power

“The answer to this question might be a shock . . .” without which the normal person could not achieve even the basics of e-mail. The benefits to the business are more complex. The common services which businesses move to the cloud are e-mail and backups. Is it a good idea? This all depends on the business needs from IT. Backup is an easy conversation - you can ask me 100 times and each time the answer would be ‘get it in the cloud’. There is no safer and robust way to achieve

the aim of saving your business should all your computers be swept away by a flood. E-mail is a different matter. Access to your e-mail from anywhere, from any device has become a necessity; this is available in The Cloud as well as your own servers. The Cloud can deliver a robust service; providers will have many servers thus providing reduced down time. However, you do not have full control of these servers so you may not be able to combine your e-mails with your other business tools. The Cloud is here to stay and probably the best solution for everyone is a mix of both on site and cloud services. The conundrum is getting the mix correct to suit you and your business. Each month I will also aim to give you a tip to make computing a little less stressful. Let’s talk about saving money on your printing: Inkjet printers can, especially in warm environments, become clogged which reduces the print quality. Each day you should print at

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BCS2000 Principal’s Pr report by Kim Fick The first two weeks are in the books for this school year, and we are pleased to say they have been a successful start to the school year! We had great student participation in the Spirit Week activities. After all, who doesn’t like coming to school in their pajamas? Thanks to the SLC for organizing the week’s events, especially the delicious Pancake Breakfast on Friday morning. In other events, our Cross-County team and football team both saw their first action this past week. The Cross-Country runners had a great meet in Unity in some terrible weather, with the day ending with a bus breakdown! The football team suffered a tough homeopener loss, but has a great season in front of them, no doubt. Our students and staff are back into the swing of things, and we have two new groups of students

joining us this year. First, we are pleased to be able to increase our offerings of Pre-Kindergarten to two groups of students from one group each day, so we saw a total of 32 3-and 4-year olds starting with us last week. We are proud to be able to extend that service to more families in our community. Early intervention programs are extremely beneficial to all children. Also, students from Grades 6 through 10 from Landis School are coming to our school twice each cycle to receive Practical and Applied Arts instruction as part of our school board’s goal to offer equitable opportunities to students in all schools in our division. Welcome Landis students! As I mentioned last week, we are a Character Counts! school, learning about and practicing pillars of character throughout the year. For the month of September we are focusing on the

pillar of Respect. One way we are celebrating those that demonstrate each pillar is with our “Best Bunch for Lunch” pizza parties. Twice monthly, teachers will nominate students from their room that they have seen practicing that month’s pillar. The nominated students will get to enjoy a pizza lunch with me, and have their names mentioned in our newsletter and in my writeup here. Stay tuned to see who our first “Best Bunch” will be! Parents and community members are encouraged to discuss the pillars with our students when they see them as well. The more we model and talk about character, the easier it is for students to learn how to demonstrate it themselves. It truly takes a village to raise a child! Finally, a reminder to those driving through our school zones to please slow down! Please watch for our little ones.

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NOTICE OF CALL FOR NOMINATIONS School Division Elections Public Notice is hereby given that nominations of candidates for the ofÀce of:

Board of Education Members: Sun West School Division No. 207 Subdivision No. 1 (Eatonia, Eston, Marengo) - Number to be elected: 1 Subdivision No. 2 (Coleville, D’Arcy, Plenty) - Number to be elected: 1 Subdivision No. 3 (Biggar, Landis) - Number to be elected: 1 Subdivision No. 4 (Dinsmore, Harris) - Number to be elected: 1 Subdivision No. 5 (Beechy, Elrose, Kyle, Lucky Lake) - Number to be elected: 1 Subdivision No. 6 (Davidson, Kenaston, Loreburn) - Number to be elected: 1 Subdivision No. 7 (Town of Outlook) - Number to be elected: 1 Subdivision No. 8 (Town of Rosetown) - Number to be elected: 1 Town of Kindersley - Number to be elected: 2 at large will be received by the following election ofÀcers on the 19th day of September, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and during regular business hours from September 3rd to 18th, 2012 inclusive: Ryan Smith, Rhonda Saathoff, or Bonnie Giles Sun West School Division OfÀce, 501 - 1st Street West, Rosetown Nomination forms may be obtained at the following locations: 1. the Division OfÀce in Rosetown; 2. the schools in each subdivision; and 3. on the Sun West School Division website (www.sunwestsd.ca). Dated this 27th day of August, 2012. Ryan Smith, Returning OfÀcer


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Great Plains introduces new scholarship program G r e a t P l a i n s College is excited to announce the launch of its innovative new Entrance Scholarship program – the first of its kind at any postsecondary institution in Saskatchewan. New for 2013-14, every full-time student in a full-time post-secondary program that is studentloan eligible at Great Plains College will receive a minimum scholarship of $500. This amount is in addition to any money students may receive through the provincial government’s S a s k a t c h e w a n Advantage Scholarship program. Great Plains College has a Program Centre in Biggar. The college will also continue to offer meritbased scholarships up to a maximum of $5,000, the largest scholarship Great Plains has ever offered. “This new scholarship program is truly oneof-a-kind and will help further cement Great Plains College as a leader both in the regional college system and on the provincial post-secondary scene as a whole,” said Director of Development Marc Butikofer. “The new program furthers Great Plains College’s commitment to proactively addressing skilled labour shortages in Saskatchewan. With the continued support of our donors, we continue to make education accessible and supportive of student achievement in careers that will keep them here, where skilled labour shortages exist.” Early Entrance Scholarships of $1,000 for Grade 11 students and SunDogs Athletics scholarships will continue to be offered unchanged from previous years. Students must apply by June 30, 2013 to be eligible for scholarships in 2013-14. “ We b e l i e v e o u r scholarship program

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should operate on the values of accessibility, merit, recruitment and community engagement,” said Butikofer. “We have carefully considered all these values and developed a program that reflects the needs of both the college and the communities we serve.” Great Plains College operates campuses i n K i n d e r s l e y, S w i f t Current, and Warman. They operate Program C e n t r e s i n B i g g a r, Rosetown, Outlook, Maple Creek, Gravelbourg, and Nekaneet First Nation.

Just a little poke . . . Great Plains LPN student Amanda Weekes runs an intravenous into a simulated arm as teacher Lorraine de Moissac watches at the Biggar Hospital, Wednesday. The LPN students were

back at the books and in the lab, working to become health care professionals. (Independent Photo by Kevin Brautigam)

RM of Biggar council minute highlights The regular meeting of the RM of Biggar No. 347 was held August 14 at the municipal office at 8 a.m. Attending were Reeve Louise Singer, Councillors Brian Fick (Division 1), Robert Danychuk (Division 2), Kent Dubreuil (Division 3) - arrived at 9:30 a.m., Dwayne Zagoruy (Division 4), Fred Hydomako (Division 5), and Brad Heather (Division 6). The following are some highlights of the meeting. Council agreed that the

Summary Statement of Financial Activities for the month ended July 31, 2012, be accepted as presented. Council agreed that the accounts for payment be approved and that a list of the cheques in the amount of $68,929.68, month end payroll in the amount of $27,337.57, MasterCard payments of $163.88 and online payments of $1,128.95 be annexed to and form a part of these minutes. Council agreed that

Adrienne Urban be appointed Returning Officer for the 2012 Election. Also, that the nominations of candidates for members of Council will be accepted by the Returning Officer or Nomination Officer at the municipal office of the RM of Biggar No. 347 in Biggar during regular office hours from September 4, 2012 to 4 p.m. CST on September 19, 2012. Further, that Council designate the municipal office at 201 Second Avenue West in

an estimated amount of $500. towards a 1918 homestead map which will be displayed at the Biggar Museum and Gallery. Council agreed to approve the subdivision application from Webb Surveys for Section 30-36-15-W3 for the Parrish and Heimbecker grain terminal location. Also, Council agreed to approve the development permit from Parrish and Heimbecker for a chemical shed located at NW 30-36-15-W3. Council agreed to hire Corey Solanick to remove beavers for the municipality. • Meeting adjourned at 12:45 p.m.

Biggar to be the central polling place for all divisions in the RM of Biggar No. 347. If a poll is required, it will be held on October 24, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. CST with payment of Election Officials set at $10 per hour for a Poll Clerk and $15 per hour for a Deputy Returning Officer plus payment for meals and mileage at $0.50 per kilometre, G S T i n c l u d e d . A l s o, an advance poll will be held on Friday the 19th of October 2012 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. CST in the Municipal Administration Office should a municipal election be necessary. Council agreed that the municipality contribute

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Opinions Serving on town council can be very rewarding This October is civic election time. We have heard a lot about the mayoral race in Saskatoon -- it seems like it has been going on longer than the U.S. Presidential campaign but now is the time for any candidates to get serious about filing nomination papers. Here in Biggar the call has gone out for nominations for town council and the deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 19 (this Wednesday) for anyone interested in throwing their name in the hat. There has been a lot of talk about council lately so if you are one of those who would like to see things change now is the time to pick up the papers at the town office and file. Or, maybe you just want to serve in public office, whatever your reasons this is the time to act. While it is true that serving in public office can be challenging at times -- what with everyone having an opinion -- but there are also rewards that go with the job. There are some that step up because of some perceived unfair policies but there is more to making the decision to run. It is a chance to shape the future of our town, to make decisions regarding water and policing, and future growth. It is a chance to grow as an individual and develop new skills or build confidence. It is a chance to learn. Some people have even found it helps them advance their careers. Here’s what one person said about her experience on her local school council. “The cliché is true, one really does grow in office. Up until winning, I tended to fade into the background and defer to others who had more authority. But on the council we were all equals -- no matter what our day jobs were. I began to think of myself as a leader.” She goes on to say that during her term on council she was promoted to supervisor at work and two years later appointed manager. So, serving on council can be beneficial in more than one way. This is a great opportunity for those “young” people to run. Think about it, you are living in the community, you are raising your families here, and hopefully they will be able to stay here after graduating. It is an opportunity to shape the future so that playgrounds, rinks and the swimming pool meet the needs of your children or that there will be industry to provide jobs for your children down the road. Seeing progress and being able to say you were a part of it can be a satisfying experience. The sense of accomplishment can be very fulfilling. Think about running.

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Canada-Europe free-trade deal heralds a new era in Canadian trade Trade openness is an indispensable tool to improving Canada’s economic prospects by Brian Lee Crowley, Managing Director Macdonald-Laurier Institute and Jason Langrish, Executive Director, The Canada Europe Roundtable for Business Negotiations on the wide-ranging free trade agreement between Canada and the 27-member European Union - the largest market in the world - are expected to conclude this year. This is a vital development, as Canada’s trade policy agenda has largely been stalled for a generation, putting the country’s prosperity at risk. We need a bold trade agenda. Of all the sources of improvements in Canada’s economy, one of the most important has been the rising value of our exports. Yet the country has become uncompetitive in several areas and effectively shut out of

markets in areas where we have a competitive advantage. For example, agricultural exports have lost global market share in every area except for pulses. Imagine – a country as qualified as Canada to be an agricultural powerhouse for a rapidly growing global population, yet its prospects languish. Productivity growth should be another major contributor to Canada’s prosperity; instead our performance has been lamentable. One of the reasons Canada has not tapped into productivityenhancing innovations is because we throw many obstacles in the path of Canadians trying to do business in their own country, fragmenting our domestic market, undermining economies of scale and limiting export opportunities for Cana-

dian producers. This is exacerbated by domestic markets that are effectively closed to real competition, preventing innovations from abroad from entering our market. Telecommunications is an obvious example. According to the OECD, Canada has one of the slowest Internet services and most expensive mobile phone bills in the industrialized world. And while Korea and Japan are now moving to 5th generation mobile and internet technology, Canada remains 3G. We can do better, and free trade can help. To reinforce this point, a recent Statistics Canada paper found that those Canadian businesses that entered new markets between 1990 and 2006 became more productive than those which maintained the

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status quo. Trade, in effect, allows Canadian companies to use other countries’ workers when they cannot find the workers they need at home. This becomes more important in the face of an aging population and the pension and health costs that they present. Finally, tearing down barriers to investment in foreign markets and increased protection for investors improves the opportunities for better returns to Canadian investors, including pension funds and individuals. The Canada-EU Trade Agreement (CETA) will allow Canada to make progress on all these fronts and more with the world’s single largest market. The agreement won’t merely improve access for Canadian ex-

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porters to a market of 500 million. It will also have myriad other beneficial effects, including a need to upgrade our intellectual property provisions to a standard consistent with other advanced economies, such as in pharmaceuticals which is likely to result in increased investments in the sector, leading to more innovation and jobs. CETA would ensure that government procurement is open, fair and reciprocal: not only will Canadian governments (and their taxpayers) have access to better quality goods and services at more competitive prices, but Canadian suppliers will be able to freely bid on government contracts in the European Union - a procurement market worth $2.4 trillion. The agreement would also make it easier for Canada to bring in skilled European workers, a key benefit as population aging causes our own pool of workers to stop growing in coming years. These advances are essential if Canada is to successfully negotiate access to the markets of

Asia, as well as strengthening its influence with the U.S. and at the World Trade Organization. And because the U.S. has not yet negotiated free trade with Europe, an early deal with the EU will confer first mover advantage on Canadian companies, which will enjoy privileged access to both the U.S. and Europe - a position enjoyed by few other countries in the world. Protectionism’s day is over. Around the world, the value of trade consistently rises faster than national economies grow, meaning that trade openness is an indispensable tool in improving the economic prospects of our people. Canada has a lot of what the world wants, but we also have a lot to learn from others. That makes successfully negotiating trade deals like CETA a matter of vital national interest. Brian Lee Crowley is the Managing Director of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, an independent non-partisan public policy think tank in Ottawa: www.macdonaldlaurier. ca. Jason Langrish is Executive Director of the Canada Europe Roundtable for Business: www. canada-europe.org

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Machine -- when the pioneers settled the West many women sewed their own clothes and at that time Singer was the most popular sewing machine maker. • A school bell -- every country school started and ended classes with a hand held school bell • A coal shovel -- in those days homes were heat by coal stoves • A John Deere tractor -- or any piece of farm machinery. Most communities across The Prairies have a connection to the land. Agriculture is still very much a viable industry in these areas. Most specifically if I think of my own community -- Biggar. • Our famous sign and slogan -- New York is Big but this is Biggar • A curling broom or jacket from our most famous curler Sandra Schmirler -- Biggar was her hometown where she was raised, went to school and learned how to curl. Think about what defines your community. Local history that should be told and remembered. You might be surprised at what you will discover.

programs in areas such as research, water infrastructure, market development and farm business development programming. “Funding for initiatives such as water infrastructure, research and other non-BRM programs are critical to the future of our producers and industry,” Stewart said. “I will push for increased federal funding to reinvest into strategic initiatives to help move agriculture forward in Saskatchewan and benefit our farmers, ranchers and entire industry.”

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area, in the local museums that came on board. • A surfboard -Apparently bellyboard surfing became popular at Perranporth (in the Cornish area) soon after the end of the First World War. The boards were made by the coffin maker of the time. Two returning Veterans had met surfers from South Africa during their stint in the army and decided to continue with the sport. • A Padstow Obby Oss -- This looks like an African mask. Padstow is famous for its May Day folk customs. As the curator says, “the aim is to get local people and visitors alike to see these unique objects and learn more about the area’s local history.” It is not only large museums that are getting involved but also country museums which are run by volunteer organizations. In New York the list includes, quite rightly, a Checker taxicab as well as others. • English-Dutch dictionary • Washington’s Balcony, 1789 • Brooklyn Bridge Toll Ticket • Tiffany Subway Throttle • First Yankee Stadium Program, 1923 • The Phantom’s Mask, 1988 What objects could you find in your community? • A Singer Sewing

quite frankly, our position differs from other provinces on potential changes to BRM programs.” In order for changes to BRM programs to take effect, eight provinces must support the new agreement. This means despite Saskatchewan’s large agriculture industry compared to other provinces, the agreement can pass without Saskatchewan’s support. H o w e v e r , Saskatchewan must sign the new proposed agreement in order to access federal funding for non-BRM

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As I was reading the New York Times one day I came across an interesting article: A History of New York in 50 Objects. As I read on it became clear that this was inspired by the British Museum’s project, “A History of the World in 100 Objects”. Further research showed that this project has blossomed into a radio series and, local museums and schools have joined in with their own versions of the project. The project’s origins began as a partnership between the British broadcaster, BBC and the British Museum. Schools, museums and local residents were invited to join in. A series of 15 minute segments aired on the radio, each with a focus on an object from the museum’s collection. The response from that series grew with the result being over 500 local museums being registered in the program. Students and teachers were encouraged to become involved, focusing on objects in education. From this, lesson plans were developed. What kinds of objects? • A suffragette defaced penny • Ship’s chronometer • Early Victorian Tea Set • Bird Shaped Pestle And, here’s a sampling of objects that were found in the Cornish

Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart will to meet with his federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) counterparts for their annual meeting being held September 12-14 in Whitehorse, Yukon. The meeting will focus on the next FPT policy and program framework, Growing Forward 2, which will replace the current suite of programs that will end on March 31, 2013. The new agreement will outline the funding parameters for business risk management (BRM) programs such as AgriStability, AgriInvest, Crop Insurance and AgriRecovery. Changes are expected in some areas of BRM programming. “We’ve consulted extensively with our stakeholders and received valuable feedback on future agriculture programs,” Stewart said, Wednesday, prior to leaving. “And


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Mon Ami by Bob Mason A few pages, or a few columns aren’t enough to describe the real down-to-earth meaning of anyones life! In the past, YT has penned quite a few pieces about friends he has had, but, like I say, it sure hasn’t been enough! If that statement is true (and it sure is!) there is no excuse for anyone (writer or not!) to claim that there is no more they can say, or write about a friend! I read quite a large personal journal the other day. written by one of the local citizens, and it sure impressed me how much each one of us is a part of our whole society! Mentioning that journal, many of us are apt to think: “Oh, I’ve experienced that kind of thing myself,” (certainly we have!) not realizing that all of us - and YT is no exception! After all, most of us feel that

Bob Mason our lives are the only ones worth considering. Mebbe to us they are! Yet even at that, any amount of paper or any amount of words, aren’t enough! What I’m trying to point out (as we all know!) my friend had many and many other acquaintances in his life besides me. Yet just being a person (and not especially a famous

wealthy or a prolific one at that) was a real example, I thought, of what a person of the world should be! My friend had good times and bad times don’t we all! And he had loves and hates, as we all do!. But he also had the courage (if courage is the right word!) of not making a big thing of either! “If you can deal with triumph and disaster, and treat these two impostors just the same!” (RK) Rudyard Kipling may have seemed a little odd to some people, and his approaches to society criticized a bit, but in the poem “If, his thinking was right on, eh? All of us want to believe that we are someone special plus a whole lot more, and, as friends, a real valuable part of mankind . . . whew! As for the two of us, a little bit of our lives

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Super A steps up for Biggar Youth Club . . . If you shopped at Super A Foods in Biggar during the month of August, there was a good chance you were asked if you would like to round your purchase up to the next dollar. Each year, Super A Foods selects a charity and runs the ‘Round up your Change’ fund raiser, last year supporting Ronald McDonald House, and this year selecting the Biggar Youth Activity Club. Super A initially raised $267, stepping up themselves by rounding it up to $300 to go toward the youth program and drop-in centre at the Biggar New Horizons that opened in June of 2011, running Wednesday and Friday. From left to right: Daniel Chegus, Dylan Ekman, Daniel Ekman, Shirley Kegler, Mark Kliener. (Independent Photo by Kevin Brautigam)

interacted many years ago. We were more or less thrown together by the antics of some European guys who had never heard of either of us. After the Great Depression which was some experience in itself my friend and I joined the army “to see the world” And after completing a whole bunch of training (groan!) and sweating, only got a “worms-eyeview” of those European goings on! We did train in a few camps together, and because we come from the same part of the province, got to know each other fairly well! I think that it was at Camp Shilo, Manitoba that we finally got parted- he ended up with the Fifth Division in Italy. While Yours Truly took the northern route: France, Belgium, Holland and Germany . . . Often I think that mebbe YT should have gone with him, but dang it all, they say it wasn’t all laughter down there either! We never did see each other again until some years after the war was over. He did his part though (we all tried to!), we came home, got married, and one day a cheery voice stopped me on the road. “Hello, Mason, you old clown. Long time no see!” and away our friendship started again! Between any two friends there has to be a common thing that draws them together,

and that bit of army life was mebbe ours! We’d both been shot at a few times (and missed!) and that kind of camaraderie is sure a great attraction to anybody! Mebbe it’s not a nice thing to talk about but “Sufficient into the Day”, eh? Every time that we met YT couldn’t help but make a wisecrack about his antics in Italy, and in return he always made some snide remark about my regimental carryings-on in Holland! I’m not sure about the other thousands of guys that we met in the army (that’s another story), but that one bit of comradeship, which I think is necessary in any society, seemed to be that extra bit needed to hold our friendship together! MF (My friend) had been quite an athlete in his time, which is a real attraction to the youth of today! But as we started to age a little, this other thing, bantering, if you like, was a big thing to us. Mebbe to some, MF didn’t deserve the kind of life that was handed out to him, I dunno. And as a matter-of-fact it’s none of my business. What is part of my business though is that part of that jumbled up existence was shared with mine, and I’m proud to say that YT is a lot better person because of it! A lot of us don’t really understand our benefits from these association things, and sometimes YT wonders about them too. Thank Heavens

most of us mean well, and the better parts of a friendship stay with us. Shakespeare was right on when he wrote lines like: “Sermons in stones and good in everything!” and there is a lot of “good” in everyone. The other line: “The evil that men do, lives after them, the good is often interred with their bones!” Should be turned around, I think. For the good examples that MF left in my life, are still with me! Whoa! As an old farmer, I’m not used to any of our modern jargon that means stop and just kept on getting down this moral stuff. I really meant to tell about a fellow YT knew one time. Virg and I were both in World War II (big deal!) and met a few times after it was all over, and always felt good whenever we saw each other! We even golfed one time, when he was on crutches (now there is really something, eh!) We both got old (groan!) and, according to the statistics people, won’t live forever (groan again!). Let’s hope though, that we leave a little bit of good behind! A few years down the road, most people will never have heard of either of us, but, as you shake the hand of a friend, laugh at some of their jokes or cry at some their trials, whether the reader knows it or not, we’ll both be there, eh?


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Diamond Lodge News Hello everyone! Hope everyone is doing great. It has been very windy the last few days. So today I thought I would write this write up to tell everyone what we have been doing lately. Last Monday was Labour Day so there was no one working in the Activity Department. To pass the time we had visitors over to make our day busy. Tuesday we had Current Events. We got to read what was happening in our community. A few residents even got to see their picture in the paper. They felt famous. That afternoon the residents took part in an activity called Antique Road Show. The residents got to see old items that they used to use or have in their younger years. We had items like a popcorn maker, gas jug, scrub board and much much more! Wednesday was a busy night. It was our monthly birthday party. We celebrated two birthdays and two anniversaries. Country Cousins provided the entertainment while the Biggar United Church Ladies supplied the evening lunch. The party was enjoyed by all. Thursday we did exercises. We did our regular stretches and played different ball activities.

Later in the day we had bingo. A lot of people attended this event. Some people won two or three times! Lucky people I think. Friday at 11:30 a.m., 10 residents were treated to Barbecue Club. We had salad and carrots from our garden. They were delicious. In the afternoon, everyone was invited to the activity room and enjoyed ice cream cones. It was a good Friday for everyone. Burgers and ice cream, what a great combination. Saturday morning we played card bingo and watched “Wilderness Love.” Sunday morning the women had manicures and enjoyed visiting with each other. At 2:30, the Church of God did our church service for the week. Did you also know Sunday was Grandparents Day? So after church the residents met in the activity room and had a Grandparents Tea. We had muffins and cookies. It was great to talk about how they enjoyed being a grandparent or how they loved their grandparents. The residents would like to wish all of our readers to have a good week. Take care everyone and good luck with harvest.

The Blazers hosted the Spiritwood Sabres at the Rec Complex, September 7 for their home-opener. Leading at the half 22-20, the Sabres would hold the Blazers

off the scoreboard, winding up as 48-22 victors. (Independent Photo by Kevin Brautigam)

BCS2000 News by Taylor Darroch & Sabrina Yurchack What an exciting and busy couple of weeks we’ve had so far! This week we participated in our school spirit week where we dressed up in PJs, neon clothing, as twins, and as hicks! Thanks to all who dressed up. On Friday our school enjoyed our traditional pancake breakfast. It sure was delicious! Thanks to the staff and students who helped put it on! Also on

Friday we held a toonie hat day with proceeds going to the Terry Fox fund raiser. The Grade 6 students also went from class to class collecting any other donations. Next Wednesday we will be sending some students to Watrous for the 2012 provincial student leadership conference (SLC) where Terry Fox’s brother will be speaking, so hopefully we can present him with a big cheque from our school! The provincial SLC is a chance

for students across the province to meet up to get leadership ideas to bring back to our school, and also a chance to listen to many different speakers. I’m sure our students will have a blast! Sports are in full swing now, with cross country, volleyball, and football practices up and running for the season. Last Friday the Biggar Blazers football team played its first home game of the season against Spiritwood. Kyle McCarty

Government keeps promise, launches Community Rink Affordability grant The Government of Saskatchewan is keeping a promise made during the 2011 provincial election to support our community rinks, many of which are vital hubs of yearround activity in their towns and cities. From now until November 30, communities, nonprofits, schools and rink boards can register their rinks for the $2,500 per ice surface grant which

can be used to help fund operating costs and minor capital upgrades. “The government understands that rinks are the centre of activity in many communities during the winter months,” Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Kevin Doherty said, last week. “This grant will help ensure that our province’s rinks continue to be well-operated and well-maintained. It is one

of the ways our government is ensuring Saskatchewan people benefit from the opportunities generated by our growing province.” The Government of Saskatchewan is committing $1.9 million to the grant program. The Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association will administer and deliver the grant. “The Saskatchewan

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suffered a broken scapula, which has put an end to his play this season. The team did their best to rally, but in the end came up short, losing 22-42. Our cross country team started their season with a meet in Unity on Tuesday, and will be heading to Langham next Monday. This weekend we’re sending our Senior Girls volleyball team to Asquith for their first tournament of the season. Our Senior Boys volleyball team will be joined by some players from Landis to create a Biggar/Landis team. They just had their first practice this week, so we’ll be looking for some results to post in the future. Good luck everyone!

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The Town of Biggar Utility Department will be FLUSHING FIRE HYDRANTS beginning Monday, September 24, 2012 and

this work will continue throughout the month of September. Flushing will commence on the east side of Biggar and should be completed within a week and a half at which time the west site will be done. PLEASE TAKE NOTE that the QUALITY OF WATER you will be receiving from the Town may be affectd by this work and we would ask for your co-operation throughout this period. This work is being done to Áush olut water mains, which will help the quality of water. Your co-operation during this period is appreciated.

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Agriculture No horsin’ around by Calvin Daniels You might wonder why horse racing would be part of an agricultural column. Well it was not so long ago horse racing fell under the jurisdiction of provincial agriculture although that changed. R a c i n g , or at least thoroughbred a n d standardbred racing is now under the auspices of the Liquor and Gaming Authority. The provincial government announced earlier this year that it would no longer provide grant funding to racing, and that could be the death knell for the sport in Saskatchewan. It was one of those seemingly wrong-minded decisions by the Brad Wallled government. There are times grants make limited sense because the money spent by the government sometimes seems lost, and benefits only the recipient and few others. A dollar of grant money to the horse race sector, at

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least to standardbreds here in Yorkton (which I am most familiar with), flows through the local economy pretty quickly. Purse money in a race might go to the horse owner, but they must pay drivers and trainers. The trainers turn around and pay grooms. The horse eats oats and hay which are often purchased from area farmers. The horses also need shoes and harness and veterinary services and those too are purchased. The owners and drivers and trainers all drive vehicles and that means gas sales, and food and a host of other things needed daily. The government grant dollars pass through a lot of hands pretty quickly. So the government stimulates a local economy, creates a tourism attribute, and gives local people entertainment. That seems like a pretty good package of positives for the $320,000

which came to racing in Yorkton in 2012. When you think about what racing means locally it was encouraging to see fans rally with a good crowd at the final day of racing at Cornerstone Raceway in Yorkton for the season. The Yorkton Exhibition Association had been calling for a big crowd as a way to send a message to Wall and company people here want racing to continue. Unfortunately some key local people who should have been out on the last day of racing to show their public support were not there. The list included the Mayor and Council. The City owns the barns and grandstand utilized by the racers, and as a group Council should see the positives of racing to Yorkton. Ditto the Yorkton Chamber of Commerce which should understand the flow of money through local restaurants, hotels, gas stations and other businesses. But the president was not present, nor any visible representation. Tourism Yorkton also failed to have a visible presence. Hopefully the City,

Chamber and Tourism will be working behind the scenes in coming weeks to lobby the government to move to save racing. And hopefully in Regina and Saskatoon, home to the province’s other active tracks local organizations put forward a more united

front in the lobby to save horse racing. If they do not, and racing is dead, it will be a sad day in the province. Horse racing has been part of summers in Saskatchewan for decades and that heritage would be missed.

I for one would find empty barns at the Yorkton Exhibition Grounds a sad reminder of what the Wall government did in an attempt to save such a small amount of money it won’t make a ripple in the overall provincial budget.

Submissions received on labour consultations available online More than 3,800 submissions received

On May 2, the Government of Saskatchewan issued a call for submissions in response to a consultation paper on renewal of labour legislation in the province. Submissions received have been posted online and are available for review. “The high level of participation throughout the consultation process indicates the people of Saskatchewan are invested in developing legislation that will meet the needs of today’s workplace,” Labour Relations and Workplace

Safety Minister Don Morgan said, Tuesday. The submissions indicate support for the following key principles: Legislation that governs safety and employment standards must be clearly worded and publicly accessible; Individual protections, standards and benefits should be maintained, and in some instances enhanced; Unions must adhere to responsible governance practices and be accountable; and Legislation must reflect the realities of modern workplaces and work practices. More than 3,800 written submissions were received by the Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety. Submissions originated

from a variety of sources, including: Public sector organizations 16 submissions; Professional/special interest groups - 11 submissions; Organized labour/collective bargaining associations 40 submissions; Business - 2,185 submissions; Individual stakeholders - 1,593 submissions. These submissions are available for review online at lrws.gov.sk.ca/ modernizing-legislation. The feedback received in these submissions, alongside input from the Minister’s Advisory Committee on Labour Relations, will inform the direction of legislation that will be introduced in the fall legislative sitting.

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New high-security lab opens at Saskatchewan Disease Control Laboratory As part of the province’s ongoing commitment to timely, high-quality health services, Health Minister Dustin Duncan last Tuesday announced the opening of a highly sophisticated level 3 containment laboratory at the Saskatchewan Disease Control Laboratory (SDCL). “This new lab’s improved testing capability and faster intervention will allow us to do a broader range of testing inprovince for a number of diseases - and will prove very significant in the event of a public health crisis such as SARS or another influenza pandemic,” Duncan said. “We can be proud of Saskatchewan’s position as a health care leader, where we strive to put the needs of patients first.” “The level 3 lab provides a safe and secure environment for handling

dangerous microbes such as tuberculosis, anthrax, tularemia, and pandemic influenza, as well as newly emerging diseases for which the cause may not be known,” SDCL Assistant Clinical Director Dr. Paul Levett said. “The opening of the level 3 lab is possible thanks to the sustained efforts of a large team, beginning with the design stage several years ago and leading to the certification by the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency this summer.” The addition of a level 3 laboratory broadens

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Locals raise money for Parkinson research . . . The 2012 Parkinson’s Super Walk this past September 9 in Saskatoon, saw total pledges top out at $8,500 for Saskatchewan. Locals Linda Silvernagle, Nancy Kelley and Vera McNeil (left to right) did their part for the worthy cause, appreciating the generosity and support. (Submitted Photo)

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planting, pruning & puttering . . . by Delta Fay Cruickshank of The Independent “Home Canning is thickens the jams and Things have changed so season’s hottest food jellies. much, and home canning trend”. Ball Canning We used a couple of is so much easier than reports a 31 per cent different methods of it was years ago. I increase in revenue for canning our fruits and remember spending the sales of glass canning vegetables. For high hours in a boiling hot jars! Over 60 per cent acid fruit, like peaches kitchen surrounded by of the new canners are and tomatoes, we used empty jars, bowls of fruit, under the age of 44! (from the boiling water canner steaming pots of syrups. finance.Yahoo.com/news, method. That is the jars One year I even rigged August 22, 2012) There were filled and then up an old wood cookstove is even a facebook page immersed into a bath of in the backyard and did ( w w w. Fa c e b o o k . c o m / hot water and left to boil all my canning and jam BallCanning) for tips and for the recommended making outside! I sure recipes! time. used a lot of firewood! This trend began The way to can low acid Can you imagine doing with the search for vegetables and meats, the the homecanning in the healthier foods. Local filled jars would be put early years of Biggar? produce purchased at into a pressure cooker to No airconditioning farmer’s markets, or seal and to avoid botulism. those days! Having a from ones own backyard Cleanliness and using dishwasher sure has and preserved in jars the proper method is the made my life easier, guaranteed healthier way to avoid botulism, washing all those sticky choices for many. as well as labeling so pots and pans seemed In my grandmothers’ one knows how long the an unending task! But days, it was out of pure product has been on the imagine it with having to necessity! If you wanted shelves. There is so much pump your water - cold to eat in the winter, you information and step- water - then heating it planted a huge garden by-step instructions out up to wash all those jars, complete with et cetera! soft fruit, There is a apples and certain kind anything else of pride you could. after a hot Come harvest harvest time, well, season, and that garden looking was canned! over a Not a trend, pantry shelf and yet the filled with results were the winters the same, top supply of quality food, fruit and Canning preserves freshness and quality and preserved at creates a feeling of self-sufficiency! (Photo from google/ vegetables. the peak of images) There is also perfection for a certain the whole year! there now . . . hundreds kind of security knowing My grandmothers of Web sites! that I have the skills for canned, my mother Canning has changed self-sufficiency if needs canned, and for many so much. There are so be. years I did too. We made many products out there Home canned food is also jam and jellies, with so to help reduce sugar and a great gift for birthdays much sugar, about equal salt. Also to make the and Christmases. parts sugar to fruit. process easier, I even A pretty jar with a But, now when I make found an automatic jam homemade label - there jam, I use light pectins. and jelly maker, jam in 30 are even Internet sites to By using these, the sugar minutes! There is freezer make your own labels - is is reduced by over a half! jam too, don’t even have always appreciated. And There is even No Sugar to seal the jars, just make you know, I think a shelf Needed pectins now! the jam and keep it in the of jars of home canned Pectin is the product that freezer. food so darn pretty too!

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Perdue School held an amazing evening of learning and discovery as they hosted various businesses, organizations and recreational providers to the school, Wednesday, September 12. Museums, minor hockey, health care, Great Plains College, dance, travel and swimming clubs, the Perdue Oasis, Child Find, a clown to entertain the kids, and a barbecue - plus many, many more were in attendance to show kids and their parents all that Perdue and area has to provide. It was an impressive lineup of organizations, leaving many impressed by all that there is in rural Saskatchewan. A big, big pat on the back to the Perdue School and Prairie Spirit School Division for making the evening possible! (Independent Photos by Kevin Brautigam)


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The Sky This Month - September 2012 by Gary Boyle, The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada The Water Bearer (Part 1) Aquarius the Water Bearer is one of the original 48 constellations catalogued by Ptolemy in the 2nd century. Today, there are 88 modern constellations as determined by the International Astronomical Union. Sometimes referred as the “Cup-Bearer”, Aquarius is found in the southern part of the sky and measures a little less than 1,000 square degrees in area. The brighter stars that make up the asterism range in magnitude from 3.1 to 4.5, so Aquarius can be seen from the suburbs. Aquarius is also part of the ‘watery’ constellations along with Pisces – The Fishes, Cetus – The Sea Monster, and Eridanus – The River. One of the most interesting objects within the constella-

tion’s boundaries is the Helix Nebula. Officially catalogued NGC 7293 as well as Caldwell 63 the Helix spans almost the entire width of the full moon. At a mere distance of 450 lights years, the Helix is considered the closest planetary nebula to us. With this in mind, the Hubble Space Telescope had to take multiple images and digitally stitch them together to produce its stunning portrait. When its central star exhausted its fuel some 12,000 years ago, vast amounts of material was cast off into space to form the envelope of material we see today. Hubble’s sensitive instruments reveal the delicate inner ring sporting the cometary knots. To locate the Helix, first focus your scope on the fifth magnitude star 47 Aquarii. From this K-class orange giant sun, move two degrees east till you come across your magnitude 7.3 target.

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Another gem to look for is the Saturn Nebula. NGC 7009 is an irregular planetary nebula with a Saturn like disk and the appearance of edge on rings. The nebula is located 2,400 light years from us and glows at 8th magnitude. We will now move to a distant and challenging object. From the third magnitude star called Skat, nudge your scope three and a third degrees to the east until you happen upon a faint cluster. Dark skies and a moderate

scope are required to catch the globular cluster NGC 7492. Globular clusters are usually easy to nail down and enjoy because of their compressed centre, however NGC 7492 is an outlying globular that measures a staggering 84,000 light years from us. The cluster is thought to be some 200 light years wide with a very loose association of stars and no dense concentration towards the middle. Even though the overall magnitude is 11.3, individual stars are difficult

to resolve with the brightest members being in the 15th magnitude range. Now of the other side of the coin, we have M2 which is a highly resolved globular cluster. At magnitude 6.5, it is a just beyond naked eye detection and you will need some sort of optical aid. M2 lies 37,000 light years thus residing on the back half of our Milky Way Galaxy, past the nucleus. The cluster’s diameter works out to be 175 light years wide and is home

to an estimated 150,000 stars. M2 measures 16 arc minutes wide or half that of the full moon. Locating this target is fairly easy. First go to the bright star Sadalsuud at the northern section of the constellation. From this magnitude 2.9 sun, proceed almost five degrees north. Until next month, clear skies everyone. Part 2 continued next week.

New West partnership to host World Economic Forum reception The Premiers of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan are hosts of a New West Partnership (NWP) reception tomorrow in Tianjin, China during the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions. The World Economic Forum attracts approximately 1,500 of the world’s top business executives and government leaders. Forum attendees have been invited to join the Premiers at the St. Regis Hotel in Tianjin as they

promote the New West Partnership and cooperate to advance Western Canada’s trade and investment advantages and interests. “We achieve so much more when we work together,” Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall said. “Whether it is eliminating barriers to trade and growth among our provinces, or unlocking our potential by promoting our region’s tremendous trade and investment opportunities internationally.” “The New West Partnership proves that the best way to provide jobs for families and long-term prosperity is to work together to create an investment-friendly business market that harmonizes regulation and reduces

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red tape,” British Columbia Premier Christy Clark said. “Our three provinces are economic leaders in Canada with the regional advantages to open up key markets across the Asia Pacific and around the world.” “Accessing new markets is a national imperative,” Alberta Premier Alison Redford said. “The New West partners are leading this effort by collaborating to eliminate barriers to trade, and creating a more open, competitive business environment. We are stronger working together. That’s when our country benefits-that’s when Canada leads.” The themes which will be focused on by Premiers Wall, Clark and Redford will be energy, agri-food and education. Each of the three jurisdictions will provide food and beverages from their home provinces at the reception, and videos promoting each province will be featured. On Thursday, Premiers Wall and Redford will join five of their Canadian counterparts on a

Council of the Federation mission Premiers’ Panel in Beijing. The Premiers will also pursue various business meetings and speaking opportunities on behalf of their respective provinces while in China. Signed in April 2010, the New West Partnership has led to the implementation of a host of growth-friendly initiatives, including commitments to pursue international cooperation, innovation and joint government purchasing. One of the first major undertakings of the New West Partnership was a joint mission to China and Japan in May of 2010. The three provinces opened a joint trade office in Shanghai, to pursue trade and commerce opportunities, promoting Canada’s western region and drawing attention to the New West’s global leadership in clean technology, natural resources, and agrifood and agriculture. The New West Partners have a market of almost nine million people and a Gross Domestic Product of more than $550 billion.


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The Sky This Month - September 2012 by Gary Boyle, The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada The Water Bearer (Part 1) Aquarius the Water Bearer is one of the original 48 constellations catalogued by Ptolemy in the 2nd century. Today, there are 88 modern constellations as determined by the International Astronomical Union. Sometimes referred as the “Cup-Bearer”, Aquarius is found in the southern part of the sky and measures a little less than 1,000 square degrees in area. The brighter stars that make up the asterism range in magnitude from 3.1 to 4.5, so Aquarius can be seen from the suburbs. Aquarius is also part of the ‘watery’ constellations along with Pisces – The Fishes, Cetus – The Sea Monster, and Eridanus – The River. One of the most interesting objects within the constella-

tion’s boundaries is the Helix Nebula. Officially catalogued NGC 7293 as well as Caldwell 63 the Helix spans almost the entire width of the full moon. At a mere distance of 450 lights years, the Helix is considered the closest planetary nebula to us. With this in mind, the Hubble Space Telescope had to take multiple images and digitally stitch them together to produce its stunning portrait. When its central star exhausted its fuel some 12,000 years ago, vast amounts of material was cast off into space to form the envelope of material we see today. Hubble’s sensitive instruments reveal the delicate inner ring sporting the cometary knots. To locate the Helix, first focus your scope on the fifth magnitude star 47 Aquarii. From this K-class orange giant sun, move two degrees east till you come across your magnitude 7.3 target.

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Another gem to look for is the Saturn Nebula. NGC 7009 is an irregular planetary nebula with a Saturn like disk and the appearance of edge on rings. The nebula is located 2,400 light years from us and glows at 8th magnitude. We will now move to a distant and challenging object. From the third magnitude star called Skat, nudge your scope three and a third degrees to the east until you happen upon a faint cluster. Dark skies and a moderate

scope are required to catch the globular cluster NGC 7492. Globular clusters are usually easy to nail down and enjoy because of their compressed centre, however NGC 7492 is an outlying globular that measures a staggering 84,000 light years from us. The cluster is thought to be some 200 light years wide with a very loose association of stars and no dense concentration towards the middle. Even though the overall magnitude is 11.3, individual stars are difficult

to resolve with the brightest members being in the 15th magnitude range. Now of the other side of the coin, we have M2 which is a highly resolved globular cluster. At magnitude 6.5, it is a just beyond naked eye detection and you will need some sort of optical aid. M2 lies 37,000 light years thus residing on the back half of our Milky Way Galaxy, past the nucleus. The cluster’s diameter works out to be 175 light years wide and is home

to an estimated 150,000 stars. M2 measures 16 arc minutes wide or half that of the full moon. Locating this target is fairly easy. First go to the bright star Sadalsuud at the northern section of the constellation. From this magnitude 2.9 sun, proceed almost five degrees north. Until next month, clear skies everyone. Part 2 continued next week.

New West partnership to host World Economic Forum reception The Premiers of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan are hosts of a New West Partnership (NWP) reception tomorrow in Tianjin, China during the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions. The World Economic Forum attracts approximately 1,500 of the world’s top business executives and government leaders. Forum attendees have been invited to join the Premiers at the St. Regis Hotel in Tianjin as they

promote the New West Partnership and cooperate to advance Western Canada’s trade and investment advantages and interests. “We achieve so much more when we work together,” Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall said. “Whether it is eliminating barriers to trade and growth among our provinces, or unlocking our potential by promoting our region’s tremendous trade and investment opportunities internationally.” “The New West Partnership proves that the best way to provide jobs for families and long-term prosperity is to work together to create an investment-friendly business market that harmonizes regulation and reduces

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red tape,” British Columbia Premier Christy Clark said. “Our three provinces are economic leaders in Canada with the regional advantages to open up key markets across the Asia Pacific and around the world.” “Accessing new markets is a national imperative,” Alberta Premier Alison Redford said. “The New West partners are leading this effort by collaborating to eliminate barriers to trade, and creating a more open, competitive business environment. We are stronger working together. That’s when our country benefits-that’s when Canada leads.” The themes which will be focused on by Premiers Wall, Clark and Redford will be energy, agri-food and education. Each of the three jurisdictions will provide food and beverages from their home provinces at the reception, and videos promoting each province will be featured. On Thursday, Premiers Wall and Redford will join five of their Canadian counterparts on a

Council of the Federation mission Premiers’ Panel in Beijing. The Premiers will also pursue various business meetings and speaking opportunities on behalf of their respective provinces while in China. Signed in April 2010, the New West Partnership has led to the implementation of a host of growth-friendly initiatives, including commitments to pursue international cooperation, innovation and joint government purchasing. One of the first major undertakings of the New West Partnership was a joint mission to China and Japan in May of 2010. The three provinces opened a joint trade office in Shanghai, to pursue trade and commerce opportunities, promoting Canada’s western region and drawing attention to the New West’s global leadership in clean technology, natural resources, and agrifood and agriculture. The New West Partners have a market of almost nine million people and a Gross Domestic Product of more than $550 billion.


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OBITUARIES Raymond Andre Euchere Souillet July 12, 1921 - September 10, 2012 It is with sadness that the family announces the passing of their Dad and grandfather, Ray, on September 10 at Diamond Lodge in Biggar, Sask, at the age of 91. Ray was the oldest of four born to Reona and Andre Souillet at Willow Bunch, Sask. He took his schooling at Clydesdale School. He enjoyed farming, hunting , going to dances and playing guitar in a band. He spent many harvest seasons helping on the combine crews that travelled through the States and in Southern Saskatchewan. He joined the army reserve, serving overseas in WWII. Upon his return, he held various jobs until hiring on the CN in 1949. He married Bertha Soucy in 1949 and they made their ¿rst home in Hanna, Alta. In 1950 Ray transferred to Biggar, Sask. where he and Bert purchased their ¿rst home. They had two children, Louise in 1952 and Andre in 1953. Ray was a great gardener, a Mr. Fix-it, a painter, a TV aerial man, a farm helper in harvest and seeding, and above all an avid hunter and ¿sherman. He loved to be outside busy, and enjoying nature. In later years, much time was spent at Turtle Lake until Bert passed away in 2004. Shortly after, Ray’s new home was Norwest Apts. where there were many a cribbage game and visits with other residents. After much surgery in 2009/2010, Ray came to reside at Diamond Lodge in Biggar, where he made some very good friends with the staff and residents. Ray is survived by his sister, Lorraine Dobbins of Winston Salem, North Carolina; his daughter, Louise (Ron); son, Andre; grandchildren, Tammy (Marvin) Nicholls; Cari McCarty; Daniel (Alisha) Souillet; Ryan Souillet; Chad Souillet; and great-grandchildren, Jessica, Shayne and Meghan Nicholls, Tayler, Kyle, Mallory and Lara McCarty; Andre Souillet; Alexis and Haley Souillet; nieces, Diane Weighill, Lynn Smith, Karen Souillet; and nephews, Jeff Dobbins, Donald Souillet and Louis Soucy. Ray was predeceased by his wife, Bertha; brothers, John and Gerald; grandson, Adam; and brother-in-law, Joel Dobbins.

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OBITUARIES Ray’s funeral service was held on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 2 p.m. from St. Gabriel Church, Biggar Sask. with Father Michel Bedard as celebrant. Eulogists were Maryann and Roger Assailly; readers were Tayler and Mallory McCarty; Psalmist was Melanie Sittler; offertory gifts were Daniel and Ryan Souillet. Choirs were St. Gabriel and Our Lady of Fatima churches with organist Karen Jiricka and pianist Peggy L’Hoir. Honourary Bearers were Roger Assailly, Shane Beatch, Gordon Besse, Norman de Bussac, Bill Fisher, Dale Martin, Ed Pollock, E. M. Robinson, Norman Tebb. Urn Bearer was Marvin Nicholls. Inurnment followed in Biggar Cemetery. Tributes may be directed to Friends of the Lodge, c/o Biggar & District Community Foundation, Box 489, Biggar, SK, S0K 0M0 Grondin Funeral Service, Biggar entrusted with arrangements, “Our family serving your family since 1963”. gfsc1

MEMORIAMS BARTUSEK-LORENZ, Destinie-Rae (Dolly Girl): November 7, 193 - September 19, 1995… “We often think of you When you were very small You left your ¿ngerprints On almost every wall. Back when you were with us They were such happy years How you would smile and make up games We remember through our tears Someday we will be together In Heaven up above But for now our little girl We send you all our love.” Always loving and missing you Mom, Dad and your brothers 38p1

COMING EVENTS SUNDAYS in September: Presbyterians, Anglicans, Lutherans will be worshipping at Redeemer Lutheran Church at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, September 30, Presbyterian liturgy and potluck after service. Everyone Welcome. To contact Pastor Mark, phone 306-951-7122. 48/10tfn SUNDAYS… You are invited to the weekly services of Biggar Associated Gospel Church, corner Quebec St. and 8th Ave. West. There is Sunday School at 9:45 and Morning Worship at 10:50 a.m. Everyone is welcome to join with us. Contact our church of¿ce 948-3424, Tuesday through Thursday. 36c9 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4-THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20: 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, Sask Art Progress Show by the McKenzie Art Gallery in the Credit Union Gallery at the Biggar Museum. 36c3 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18: at 6:30 p.m. at St. Gabriel’s Church, Prairie Notes Fall registration and practice. $40 = music and a CD of your part. The Notes will be singing at Culture Days at the Museum, September 29; Canada Music Week Concert, November 20 and our Christmas Concert, December 9. Culture Days practices will happen September 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, and 25. Regular practices will be Wednesday nights starting October 3. We welcome all singers from teens to seniors. If you would like to participate but can’t make the registration night or for more information, please phone Cindy Hoppe at 948-2947. 36c3

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COMING EVENTS SEPTEMBER 21 and 22: Sask. Art Progress Show. Educational student presentation by Ken Duczek of the McKenzie Art Gallery at the Credit Union Gallery in The Biggar Museum. 38c1 SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23: Dusty Wheels Indoor Car Show, Rosetown Arena, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 37p2 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27: 7:30 p.m. Ron Klusmeier’s 2012-13 Canada-wide Tour of a Lifetime Concert at Biggar United Church. This is his last tour travelling across Canada. Advance tickets… adults $20; 16 years and under $5. 25% of ticket sales donated directly to Canadian Foodgrains Bank -End Hunger. Tickets available at Biggar United Church 948-2280 or de Moissac Jewellers 9482452. Also offering FREE music workshop, 4-6 p.m., please preregister. 34c6 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29: 1 - 4 p.m., Biggar Museum presents a Royal High Tea and Exhibit to celebrate the Queen’s 60 year reign, $5 per person. 37c3 SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30: St. Gabriel Church Fall Supper, 5-7 p.m. @ Biggar Community Hall. Adults, $15; 6-12, $8 and 5 and under FREE. Take out $15, phone 948-3880, 948-2954, or 948-3403 by noon Sunday to order. Order and inquiries may also be sent to st.gabs@ sasktel.net 36c4 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11: Biggar & District Donors Choice Campaign blitz. Many canvassers are needed. If you are willing, please call Michelle @ 948-3739 or Marion @ 9487078. Fill-in sheets to prepare for canvassers are available for pick up at several businesses. Canvassers…please pick up books at Biggar New Horizons on Thursday, October 4, 2-4 and 7-8 p.m. Thank you for your support. 38c3 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13: Biggar & District Arts Council presents… David Myles, 7:30 p.m., Biggar Majestic Theatre. Adults/Seniors $25 (advance $20); Students, 13 and older $15 (advance $12); children, 12 and under $5. Advance and Season Tickets available at de Moissac Jewellers, Biggar, 948-2452. 38c4 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14: Perdue United Church Fowl Supper, Perdue Community Complex. Doors open 4:30 p.m.; supper 5 p.m. Adults $10, 6-12 $5; preschoolers Free. 35c5 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20: Biggar Museum 40th Anniversary Celebration at Biggar Community Hall. Cocktails, 5:30; Dinner at 6:00; NCCP production, 8 p.m.; Cash Bar. $25 per ticket, available at Biggar Museum. Please purchase tickets by October 10. Taxi service provided by Biggar Insurance Services. 37c6

YARD/GARAGE SALE YARD SALE…Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. located 3 miles south of Biggar on Hwy #4. Watch for signs. For more info call 948-3674 38c1

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INVITATIONS The Biggar Embroidery Guild is inviting new members every Monday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. at Biggar New Horizons to share handiwork, crafts, coffee and fellowship. Phone, Mary, 948-5202; Brenda, 948-3978 or Pearl, 948-2523. 38p3 High school students, parents, counsellors and teachers: You are invited to attend Experience US! Open House on Sept. 21 and 22, 2012, at the University of Saskatchewan! Visit the beautiful U of S campus and ¿nd out what we have to offer through interactive sessions, tours and more! Register today at explore. usask.ca/experience. For more information, email experience@ usask.ca or call (306) 966-5788.

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Mahogany kitchen cabinets for sale… suitable for home, cabin or garage. For viewing, call 9485108. 38tfn Moving…new couch, med-tone brown, paid $750, sell $350 obo; entryway cubbie, black, new, still in box, $140, sell $70 obo; boot rack bench, black, $40 obo. Call 948-2137 38p1 DISCONNECTED PHONE? ChoiceTel Home Phone Service. No One Refused! Low Monthly Rate! Calling Features and Unlimited Long Distance Available. Call ChoiceTel Today! 1-888-333-1405. www.choicetel. ca. P R O V I N C E - W I CLASSIFIEDS. Reach 550,000 readers weekly. this newspaper NOW or 649.1405 for details.

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Call Linda (306) 948-7769 or email: dl.watson@sasktel.net HELP WANTED… • Do you have skills you would be willing to share? • Would you be willing to share your talents to a group of parents and/ or children once a week or once a month? • We are looking for volunteers to run our Adult Craft Corner, Mother Goose Reading Program, Sewing Class and our Children’s Craft Corner; OR • would you like to spend time with a young parent? • Would you be willing to spend 30 minutes to an hour a week working one on one as a mentor for parent? If you are interested in helping with any of these programs, pleae call Georgina at 948-5623 for more details.

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Community Kitchen Coordinator, part-time position This position is commencing as soon as possible. The position is responsible for teaching parents how to prepare low cost nutritious meals and safe food handling once a month for approximately nine months from September until May. The candidate will plan the menus according to the Canada Food Guide, shop and help the parents prepare the meals. The position requires someone who is energetic, conÀdent, organized and compassionate, and shows strong leadership skills. This individual has excellent written and communication skills. This person will oversee two to three kitchen groups per month. This position pays $15.00 per hour and is 25 to 30 hours per month. The Safe handling food course and previous food industry experience is considered an asset. Interested applicants should submit their resume by Friday, September 21, 2012 to: Biggar & District Family Centre Inc. Box 667 Biggar, SK S0K 0M0 Attention: Georgina Heather Email: bdfcinc@sasktel.net

Custom RooÀng Inc is seeking full time labourers for work within the Commercial Flat RooÀng Industry. We are offering training and enrollment in the apprenticeship program, with opportunity for advancement within the company. Once an accepted number of hours and experience is fulÀlled (approx 4 years), you can become eligible to write a red seal journeyman’s exam and become a Red Seal Ticketed Roofer able to move into a foreman position. Please contact 306-9485453 and ask for Jann or Solana. Starting wage between $15-$18 per hour.

MOBILE MEDICAL EXAMINERS: RNs, RPNs, LPNs, Lab Techs. Insurance Services Co. recruiting in Biggar, Shunavon, Eston and surrounding. Venipuncture experience reqd. Contact: careers@watermarkinsurance. com 35p3 Looking for part-time WAITRESS OR WAITER. See Maggie at Snow White Family Restaurant, Biggar 24c18 Coram Construction is hiring Carpenters and concrete ¿nishers to work PCL sites in Saskatchewan. $31.60, Good bene¿ts, 3-5 years experience. Join, ¿t and install formwork. E-mail: iknibbs<\@>coram.ca Fax: 306-525-0990 Mail: 205845 Broad Street Regina, SK S4R-8G9 NEED A HOME PHONE? Cable TV or High Speed Internet? We Can Help. Everyone Approved. Call Today. 1-877-852-1122 Protel Reconnect


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

We’re cleaning out the stockroom!!!

SAVE! SAVE! SAVE! Come on in and see what you can Ànd at better than garage sale prices!!!

OfÀce supplies, birthday, christmas presents, scrapbooking paper, shelving units, lots of stuff…

The Independent 102 - 3rd Ave. W., Biggar


18 - THE INDEPENDENT, BIGGAR, SK

ELECTRICAL

REAL ESTATE

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

Licensed For: • Residential • Acreage • Farm

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2012

306-948-8055 Fax: 306-948-2763 www.DuaneNeufeldt.com

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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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

Cell: 306-221-6888

948-5052 (office) Cell 948-7995 www.TimHammond.ca http://Cari.TimHammond.ca

Cari McCarty Residential Sales

PLUMBING HEATING ELECTRICAL

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

948-3389

Licenced for: •Farm •Acreage •Residential • Commercial

113 - 3rd Ave. W., Biggar

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

www.TimHammond.ca www.FarmsofCanada.com

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 znerol.w@sasktel.net

GLASS INSTALLATION

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

104 - 2nd Ave. West Biggar

306-948-4846

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

CPFT, CPTA, CnHc

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

Tim Hammond Realty 113 - 3rd Ave. W., Biggar

30 min. Circuit Gym

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

PLUMBING & HEATING

Journeymen Plumber, Gas Fitter, & Electrician on staff

HOME IMPROVEMENTS HANDY JIM SERVICES

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 Ph: cell:

(306) 948-3776 (306) 260-6503

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

SEED CLEANING

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 Email: northland83@yourlink.ca Want to insulate your quonset, farm/commercial buildings, house or cabin? Lower your heating and cooling costs and add strength to your buildings!

NORTHLAND PAINTING and SANDBLASTING •Texas Gates •Spray Foam Insulation •Sandblasting & Painting •Internal Coatings •Rock Guard Coatings g

Mobile Units Office: 948-2805 05 Cell: 948-6062 email: northland83@yourlink.ca

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

Cell… 948-8048

WTSL MOBILE GRAIN SERVICE WTS Box 917, Biggar, SK S0K 0M0

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

Services available…

Evening, Saturday and in-home appointments available.

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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 www.beautipage.ca/annelivingston

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

PHOTOGRAPHY

Biggar, Sask.

306-948-2814 BOOKS

or email

tip@sasktel.net

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

THE BIGGAR INDEPENDENT on

www.photosbyjocelyn.com

948-3344

Custom Combining JD9770 with draper or hydraÁex headers

Mundt’s Mobile Custom Grain Cleaning

Portraits, Family, Weddings & Sports Photography

Place a classified by phone

Wayne Dollansky 306-948-7247

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

Photos by Jocelyn

www.madgerooÀng.com Biggar, Sask.

Phoenix M4 Mobile Grain cleaning and sizing

Phone… 948-2548

Insulation

306-717-2818

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

OPTOMETRISTS

Ladies Only

948-2208

Proud to handle Biggar’s Real Estate Needs

Licenced for: •Residential

- together with -

NEW BEGINNINGS WELLNESS CENTRE

www.TimHammond.ca www.FarmsofCanada.com

Tim Hammond,

HEALTH/WELLNESS

Pat Wicks,

Living Books Distributor 205-3rd Ave. East, Biggar Books, gifts, cards. Shop at my home! Call 948-3427 for appts.

NEWSSTANDS @ • 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, SEPTEMBER 17, 2012

LEGAL SERVICES

ACCOUNTING

BUSSE LAW

BIGGAR ACCOUNTING SERVICES

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.

THE INDEPENDENT, BIGGAR, SK - 19

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.

223 Main Street Biggar

306-948-3408

Box 580 Biggar, SK SOK OMO

DR. GLENN RIEKMAN Dentist

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

948-2183 Email: ddolack@sasktel.net Website: www.hrblock.ca

INSURANCE BIGGA R I NS URA NCE S E RV I CE S • 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

Phone: 948-2204 or 948-3886

INVESTMENTS

AUTOMOTIVE

DENTAL

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

Biggar

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

Tree services available…

Owned & operated by Kevin Fick

227 - 1st Ave. East, Biggar

Do you just want to know if your premiums are fair with the right coverage?

OFFICE HOURS

YH Truck, Ag & Auto

Biggar Sand & Gravel

MACHINERY DEALERS

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

222 Main Street 306 948 5377

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948-3376 after hours George: 948-4042

SERVICES

Corner of Main Street & 1st Avenue West, Biggar

948-2700 Your Auto Parts and Accessories Dealer Open: Mon.-Fri.

MONARCH MEATS

Let Vortex protect your truck and your investment with the Vortex Seamless Sprayed on Liner System

biggarindependent.ca

For all your investment needs, Visit…

Prairieland Collision Rosetown, Sask.

306-882-2289 Lyndsey Sacher

Investment Advisor Credential Securities Inc.

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

M & N REPAIR 701 - 4th Ave. E., Biggar

Pamela Eaton

Robert Hoesgen, CFP

948-3996

Mutual Fund Investment Specialist Credential Asset Management Inc.

Mutual Fund Investment Specialist Credential Asset Management Inc.

Mike Nahorney, Interprovincial

Open Monday-Saturday Heavy Duty Journeyman Mechanic

Located at the Biggar & District Credit Union 302 Main Street, Biggar, SK • 306-948-3352 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 Repair SGI Safety Inspection Auto Repair TIRES

WINE, BEER, KITS and SUPPLIES

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

• custom slaughter, cut and wrapping • sausage making, curing and smoking

• sides of Pork & Beef available

948-3384

8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sat. • 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

ONLINE @

Dean McCallum, CFP, CIM, FCSI

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Financial Planning Estate Planning Life Insurance

• trenching • trucking • water & sewer • sand & gravel • excavating Call Colin Graham at 948-5455

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AUTOMOTIVE

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

948-3381

521 Main St., Biggar 948-2109

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

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

948-1722

• Heavy truck parts • Agriculture parts • Automotive parts & accessories www.yhtruckagauto.com

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

403 Main Street, Biggar

Are you looking for Life, Living Benefits Insurance and/or Investment Strategies?

Ivan Young,

KRF Auto Centre

1st Ave. West, Biggar

Want a truly independent advisor who will find your unique solution?

SERVICES

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

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Residential Commercial Automotive

216 Main St., Biggar

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

Phillips Radio Shop 109 Main St., Biggar

Phone:

948-2442

Fax: 948-2484

MANUFACTURING ‰ CWB CertiÀed ‰ Light Fabrication ‰ Mobile Welding

230 - 1st Ave. W., Biggar Phone: 948-7117 email: chase14welding@sasktel.net

The Country Clipper

Qualilty!

• 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.

THUR-O CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING Cliff Forsyth

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

Jerry Muc Phone: 948-2958 Fax:

948-5699

COURIER/HAULING

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

~Brian and Cathy Fick~

Cell: 306-948-7524

948-5600

Anne G. Livingston

CertiÀed Custom Picture Framer • photographs • paintings • art prints • memorabilia • collages, etc. Call Anne @ 948-7274 greengables2@sasktel.net

HONEYBEE SEPTIC TANK SERVICE 658-4474, Landis, SK

HARRIS TRUCK SERVICES LTD.

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

948-5678 Sewing & Embroidery • Jackets • Windsuits • Shirts • Hunting Gear • Bunnyhugs • Caps • Toques • Bags Check out our new website: classicmakings.ca 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

BIGGAR LEISURE CENTRE

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For FREE estimates or enquiries CALL Wayne or Dorothy at

Bob Kobelsky

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

Box 736, Biggar

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SERVICES

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

• Snow Removal • Fences …and much more

Rockin D Trucking & Cattle

• 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


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2012

20 - THE INDEPENDENT, BIGGAR, SK

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505 Hwy. 7 West, Rosetown, SK

1.877.979.7999 www.rosetownmainline.net

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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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