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Stay the course - Weekes looking to build on his government’s successes by Kevin Brautigam of The Independent

Spend, spend, spend - NDP leader Dwain Lingenfelter is writing cheques he can’t possibly cash, says Biggar Sask Party candidate, Randy Weekes. No one is buying into the New Democrat campaign, nor do they have confidence in its leadership, Weekes adds. “We have tallied up his campaign promises, and he is up to, as of today [October 18], $1.6 billion,” Weekes explained. “That’s just irresponsible. We, in our campaign, have made promises that the province can afford. Mr. Lingenfelter is just promising anything to everybody that comes along.” Hiking resource royalties is simply not an option. “The oil industry virtually shut down [in Alberta] because of the increase in royalty rates, the confidence in the government was at an all-time low, and we certainly are not going there. It needs to be stated, though when you talk about potash, that our royalty rates on the industry is 22 per cent - that’s twice as much as our next nearest competition, Jordan at

11 per cent - so we are at an already high royalty rate.” With Areva opening five mines in the future, Weekes s ay s t h e g o v e r n m e n t doesn’t want to stop that kind of job creation. “We’ve invested $4 billion into infrastructure, we’re s u p p o r t i n g s t u d e n t s, we’ve increased funding to Saskatchewan postsecondary institutions by 40 per cent since 2007, we’ve historic deductions in education property tax,” the list goes on, Weekes says. Unemployment may be low, and more people are coming back to the province to work, but looking after disadvantaged is something they won’t overlook, initiating improvements to the Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability (SAID); expanding the Active Families Benefit; increase to the Seniors Income Plan (SIP); introducing a new Seniors Pe r s o n a l C a r e H o m e Benefit; making home ownership more affordable by providing a tax credit of $10,000 to first-time home buyers; creation o f t h e S a s k a t c h e wa n Advantage Scholarship, the

Bookworms . . . A wee St. Gabriel School student has his list ready, looking for just the right tome to immerse himself in. St. Gabs held their annual book fair family Saskatchewan Advantage Grant for Education Savings; improvements to health care including bringing the STARS helicopter air ambulance to the province, a new children’s hospital. “The Saskatchewan Party, we’ve always wanted to help. It’s never been an option otherwise,” Weekes stressed. “Maybe it’s something we don’t get credit for, it may not be something we get votes for, but we do it because it’s the right thing to do.”

Under the NDP, 52 hospitals were closed in their 16 years of government. Highways and roads deteriorated - the NDP accusing the government of letting them crumble. “Mr. Lingenfelter is on record when he was in government to go fix their own highways,” Weekes asserted. “It’s hypocritical. We’ve spent $400 million in the last four years on infrastructure. Is there

night, October 19, and for a lot of students, the gateway to imagination was through the simple turn of a page. (Independent Photo by Kevin Brautigam)

more to do? Absolutely! There’s been such an infrastructure deficit left by the NDP that we have to continue, and we will certainly do that.” Last week the Sask Party announced sweeping improvements to health care: forgiving student loans for doctors, increasing nurse practitioner training seats, creating of locum pools, improving rural emergency services, launching STARS, the

Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society medical helicopter program. “It’s going well. I won’t take anything for granted in my own campaign or the provincial campaign. We’re working hard and will continue to the last day - no one has voted yet!” Weekes concluded. “We’re going to be very active and working hard to get our supporters out to vote on election day.”

Wright sees Biggar riding ‘one to watch’ in election by Kevin Brautigam of The Independent

An ounce of prevention . . . Michelle Meschishnick gives Gayle Althouse a shot in the arm at the Biggar New Horizons, Thursday. The second in a series of four flu clinics, the final two will be November 3 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and November 7 (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.). The influenza vaccinations are free to all residents. (Independent Photo by Kevin Brautigam)

He’s a relative newcomer to politics, but Glenn Wright sees that as a plus. Doorknocking in Biggar last Wednesday, Wright opened his campaign office on Main Street to an upbeat crowd of party faithful. “The response has been pretty good, actually,” he enthused. “My biggest problem is I’m an unknown commodity, nobody knows Glenn Wright from a hole in the ground. I have a lot to offer because I’m not your average politician.” “I’ve been on quite a few doorsteps, so far, probably talked to, face to face, at least 300 people in the last week,” Wright described. “You know, there’s a lot of people that are ready for change, and I think that this could be a riding to watch, certainly, so I think every vote will matter.”

In his travels thoughtout the constituency, Wright says teachers are frustrated with how the recent bargaining process was handled, people want to see more infrastructure, improved primary health clinics - properly staffed and providing service that the community needs. “I’ve heard about Biggar being reduced. Where we used to have five doctors in this town, now we are down, is what I’ve heard. There is a lot of concern about that,” said Wright, who lives on a farm with his wife Shannon, and three children. “Getting and retaining doctors is a big issue for a lot of people.” The fight over the Wheat Board is another issue Wright is hearing on the doorstep. “It’s a federal thing, but what people have said

is the Wall government went to bat for PCS being taken over by BHP because there was no net benefit, they said, to the residents in Saskatchewan. A lot of people have said the same thing, ‘There isn’t going to be a net benefit to getting rid of the Wheat Board, and where’s Brad Wall on that issue?’” adding that the NDP will be the voice supporting the CWB. “What they are most concerned about with the Wheat Board, because I have heard some farmers who are in favour of getting rid of the Wheat Board, but it’s the manner in which it’s being handled, it’s being thrust upon them by the Harper government without including the farmers.” Wright wonders what will happen to the shortlines, producer car loading sites, and the assets of the Wheat

Board once it is gone. Getting involved in an election was no easy decision for Wright. “I read both the Sask Pa r t y p l a t f o r m f r o m cover to cover, their policy manual, and I read the NDP [platform/manual]. The biggest reason, it was doing research about the NDP, reading about people like Tommy Douglas, reading about people like Alan Blakeney and Jack Layton. I was inspired to make a difference. I intend to live in Saskatchewan my whole life. I moved back - I struggled to get a job in the ‘90s and early 2000’s. I came here and drained all my RRSP’s looking for a job. I’m going to make this my home for life, and I want to make it a better place. You can’t make a difference without getting involved, and that’s why I’m running.”




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Progressive Conservatives nominate Yachyshen for Biggar constituency P r o g r e s s i v e Conservatives will be fielding James Yachyshen for the Biggar constituency, nominated at a meeting at the Perdue Oasis, October 6. Ya c h y s h e n d e c i d e d to run in the Biggar constituency because of his strong rural roots. He believes that adding a third voice to the Legislature is necessary to hold the government accountable. “I have not been happy with what’s been going on with rural health care and could not stand by any longer. Our rural communities are just as important as our cities and deserve the same quality of health care. I also believe the current government is failing to help communities with economic development and seem to be only focused on their big corporate friends.” He was born in Saskatoon and raised on the family farm near Rama. Yachyshen learned the value of hard work and adaptability at an early age from his humble beginnings. As a young man, he worked in a variety of fields, from farming to construction to the oil industry to food services. At the age of 25, along with his wife Cindy, Yachyshen moved to Saskatoon and purchased a small service business

that they have been successfully operating for almost 20 years. Although Yachyshen was not blessed with children, he spends his free time volunteering for a variety of organizations. His most recent appointment is to the board of director for Cosmopolitan Industries, which is an organization that aids developmentally disabled adults through a paper recycling program. Yachyshen is very passionate about the future of Cosmo Industries and worked hard to become a part of the organization and is very proud of his appointment. Yachyshen has also been actively involved with the Hub City Optimist Club, which is a service James Yachyshen, centre, talks to supporters, October club that raises money 6 at the Perdue Oasis during his nomination to strictly for charities involving children. James passion for Yachyshen years. Yachyshen has is a current director since he was a young been a proud Progressive and past vice-president boy helping his uncle Conservative all of his who has chaired several who was an MP for 26 fund raising events including the Alberta, Montana, Saskatchewan The regular meeting of cost of $167 each. and Northern Wyoming Biggar Town Council was Council resolved that District Conference. held September 20, at the General Accounts Yachyshen has always 7:15 p.m. in the Council Pa i d i n t h e a m o u n t h a d a n i n t e r e s t f o r Chambers. Attending o f $ 7 0 , 7 1 4 . 6 7 , a n d municipal affairs and the meeting were Mayor the General Accounts therefore was appointed Ray Sadler, Aldermen Payable in the amount of to the Municipal Planning Ron Arnold, Jim Besse, $38,505.64, be approved. Commission in 2009. He Don Cleaveley, Penny Council resolved that has enjoyed expanding M c C a l l u m , E u g e n e the variable frequency his learning base by M o t r u k , a n d K i r k drive at Well No. 3B be a t t e n d i n g p l a n n i n g Sherbino. removed by DMH Electric conferences on the Council resolved that at a cost of $1,125, and Commissions’ behalf. the Town purchase two be sent to Wesco to be Politics has been a tires from OK Tire at a repaired if possible.

represent the Progressive Conservatives in the Biggar constituency. (Independent Photo by Daryl Hasein) life and would welcome the opportunity to serve the people of the

Biggar constituency in the Legislature “For the Right Reasons”.

Town Council Minute highlights Council resolved that the recommendations from the RCMP Musical Ride Committee to donate the proceeds of $2,000 to the Biggar Recreation Valley, and further that a cheque be written to the Biggar Community Foundation in the amount of $7,579.77 specified for the New Diamond Lodge Care Home Project, be approved. Council resolved that

the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado truck from the recreation department be taken to 1st Avenue Collision Centre to be repaired for the quoted amount of $1,350. Council resolved that the following individuals be appointed to the Biggar and District Recreation Board for the term of Oct. 1, 2011 to Sept. 30, 2012: Rocky Prpick, …see Council pg 16

Convention), the 2008 Wo r l d P r e s i d e n t ’ s Organization Winter Gala, and the 2004 Canadian Brier Men’s Curling Championship, just to name a few. Whether he is performing with a full band at a major festival

or an intimate house concert, you won’t find an unresponsive toe in the audience! Karrnnel is at the Majestic Theatre this Wednesday. Show time is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are still available from de Moissac Jewellers.

Award-winning musician hits Majestic stage for 2nd Arts Council concert No one will be fiddling away their time this We d n e s d a y a s t h e second concert of the Biggar and District Arts Council 2011-12 performance season presents Karrnnel. The 2010 Canadian Fo l k M u s i c A w a r d Double Nominee and


2009 Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee for Instrumental Solo Artist of the Year, Karrnnel is quickly establishing himself as one of the most dynamic and original fiddle players in the country. As a spirited performer and composer, his music

draws from the various styles that he plays Canadian Old Time, Métis, Ukrainian, Norwegian, Irish, Scottish, Celtic, French Canadian, Cape Breton, Bluegrass, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Country, and Classical. In June 2010, Karrnnel alongside Juno nominated multi instrumentalist Daniel Koulack, released a new album entitled ‘Fiddle and Banjo’ which garnered two Canadian Folk Music Award Nominations for Instrumental Group of the Year and Pushing the Boundaries. Karrnnel released his debut selftitled solo recording in February 2009 with rave reviews from across Canada. The album features 100 per cent original music that showcases the diversity of the music he plays and writes.

In 2009 Karrnnel was one of three short listed nominees for the 30 Below Award at the Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor Arts Awards. This award recognizes young artists who have earned significant recognition in their artistic career and show exceptional promise. Consistently amazing audiences with his passion and expertise of the music he plays, he is increasingly in demand for solo appearances, recording sessions, and concerts. This has given him the opportunity to perform his talent f o r s u ch p r e s t i g i o u s events as the 2010 LOVE Saskatchewan Festival at the Toronto Harbourfront, the 2010 Regina Folk Festival, the 2009 Council of the Federation (Premiere’s

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Opinions Take a look around We have already celebrated Thanksgiving and given thanks but really the weatherman deserves a huge bouquet for the wonderful weather we have had. We’re heading into the last week in October and, up to this point, still have experienced fairly warm days. That has helped anyone who is doing outdoor jobs, not only the gardeners and handypeople but construction workers and even the town crew They have been able to finish some last minute jobs like replacing water mains and, if you have been downtown lately, building a park on Main Street. The clock has been “planted” on the lot and looks great. There is a cement pad for the gazebo and a stamped patio as well as ground preparations. In the end it will be a perfect spot to sit and take a break while downtown. Hallowe’en is coming up and hopefully the weather will hold out for the trick and treaters. They get so excited and it’s easier for them if they don’t have to truck through snow or slush. There are quite a few houses that have gotten into the “spirit” of the season with decorations. Take a drive around town someday -- they are quite magnificent. As you can see there are quite a few happenings in Biggar and as we move into November the calendar is already starting to fill up with dates. Lots to do if you want to get involved.

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Expanding CPP to provide more benefits easier said than done by Robert Brown, Expert Advisor, Distributed by Troy Media Had I suggested just 15 years ago that we should expand the Canada Pension Plan to provide larger benefits on a broader range of wages, I would have been laughed out of town. Prior to 1998, the CPP was seen as leaning against death’s door. Young Canadians were told to expect no benefits from the CPP when they retired. But because of the significant reforms of 1998, CPP is now healthy for as far as the eye cannot see (the same is not true for the QPP, but that’s another story). It is so healthy, in fact, that many observers are suggesting it should be expanded to provide larger benefits. Raise the benefit rate This could be done in two ways (or a combination thereof). Currently Canadians contribute 9.9 per cent of wages (split between the worker and the employer) to the CPP. In 2001, the rate applied to wages over $3,500 and up to $48,300 - the

“year’s maximum pensionable earnings.” Benefits accrue at the rate of 25 per cent of the adjusted (indexed to the average wage) average of recorded employment earnings over roughly a 40-year period of time. So, one way to expand the CPP would be to raise the 25 per cent benefit rate. Another would be to raise the year’s maximum pensionable earnings (the YMPE). Or both. Sounds pretty straightforward. But it isn’t. Prior to 1996, the contributions Canadians made to the CPP were not large enough to cover the benefits being accrued. In fact, out of today’s 9.9 per cent contribution rate, a full four per cent goes to covering past legacy costs (the previous unfunded liability). Thus, it would be possible, if we started a fully-funded CPP today, to do so at a contribution rate of about 5.9 per cent. If, however, we wish to expand the 25 per cent benefit rate only for

retirement benefits, and we do not increase any of the ancillary benefits (orphan’s, disability, death, etc.) we could fund a new benefit tier with a contribution rate of no more than five per cent of benefit accruals. This sounds good at first glance, but, in fact, it creates a series of complications. For example, let’s say we wish to move from a 25 per cent benefit rate to 50 per cent. This would require a 14.9 per cent contribution up to the YMPE. Double the benefits for 50 per cent more cost. Sounds good. But think about poorer workers. Having paid a 14.9 per cent contribution rate over 40 years, they will now receive a 50 per cent CPP benefit when they retire. But this is immediately deducted from their guaranteed income supplement at a clawback rate of 50 per cent and, depending on their province of residency, they could lose another 50 per cent from their provincial benefits (e.g., Ontario Gains) for a total 100 per cent clawback. That means a 50 per cent



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increase in contributions but no net gain in disposable income from government sources. How many workers would vote for that? To avoid the impact of the GIS clawback, we could exempt a portion of employment earnings (say up to $30,000 a year) from contributions and benefit accrual. Or, maybe we should leave the benefit ratio at 25 per cent but increase the YMPE. Again, the value of the ancillary benefits is important to this analysis. If, as assumed above, we don’t increase ancillary benefits at all, and accepting the current CPP funding formula, then the required contributions would be 9.9 per cent up to the YMPE and five per cent above it. Again, what politician would want to try to win votes with a new system in which poorer workers have a 9.9 per cent contribution rate for their first-tier benefits and higher-income workers only pay five per cent for their second tier of benefits? A hard sell.

Not easy to amend the CPP Finally, under any proposal that uses an expanded CPP, the new benefits will not be fully available for 40 years. Until then, only a fraction would accrue. At the end of the day, it takes at least seven provinces with at least two-thirds of the Canadian population to amend the CPP. This includes Quebec. This is not an easy task, as can be seen today. To date, the provinces have not seen a proposal for an increased CPP that meets with their approval. Once one understands the issues more fully, one can see why. Rob Brown is currently an expert advisor with (www., a comprehensive and nonpartisan online resource designed to help journalists covering health policy issues in Canada. He was Professor of Actuarial Science at the University of Waterloo for 39 years and is a past President of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries.


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The good, the bad and the clever A collection of dumb, smart and witty things people said and did today in the business world: There’s a clever tweet circulating today that cites “three Apples that changed the world.” The first is the one Eve bit into, the second the one that dropped on Newton, and the third the one built from scratch by Steve Jobs. Tweet by Michael Babad, The Globe and Mail By now the world has recovered from the shock of the death of Apple founder and innovator Steve Jobs and is looking to the future. But, I feel it appropriate to dedicate some space in this column to Jobs and his accomplishments. The morning after, the question of the day on one local talk show was “do you feel Steve Jobs had an impact on your life?” The answer has to be an unequivocal and resounding “yes!” Even if you have never, ever owned anything manufactured by the Apple company, Steve Jobs would have an some sort of impact on your life. He pushed the bar and set the standard so very high that competitors were forced to do the same just to keep up with him. At one point the home computer was unheard of -- a pipe dream. Too costly and too large. It was only the business community that used the technology. And in the business community it was only the very large corporations -- small, private businesses did not own computers. All that changed when the first Apples made their appearance in the market place. The personal computer is now a household staple and small businesses could not operate without one. That very first Apple I sold in the range of $600 US making it very affordable for the working person. The whole world of computers, technology, email and internet just exploded after that. The whole evolution has


captured generations for it is not only the youth that embrace this technology but seniors as well. Even telephone technology was not immune to the wave. We may have started out with those original “bag” cell phones but we have graduated to a “smart” phone. These phones are not just for phoning people but you can text messages to correspondents, not to mention the numerous apps that can be downloaded. All with the intention of making our lives easier. The innovative Jobs also changed the way we read books. While many prefer paper and ink there is a growing population that would

just as soon download a book onto an iPad. True, there were a number of book readers before the iPad but none that could compare. The iPad not only lets you read but allows internet access, and oh yes, all those apps. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” (Steve Jobs, 2005)

Photog has all his shots, needs good home . . . Public Health Nurse, Janelle Dobson, gives Independent photographer, Kevin Brautigam a flu shot last Thursday at the Biggar New Horizons. No more frothing at the mouth, the boy will be good to go for the winter. (Photo for The Independent by Brenda ‘Scoop’ Anderson)

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Fog Again? by Bob Mason Yours Truly doesn’t want to appear that he knows the score on these weatherrelated things, but with the help of the big books on the shelf beside my desk, and a few years (oh, oh, where the heck has all the time gone?) of fog watching, he plans to put out a few paragraphs her about that misty stuff that clouds our present and future! We took down one of the books mentioned above and looked up weather under “W”, which advised us to look under 10 other headings, until under “F”, we finally found - you guessed it! - Fog! ‘Fog is formed in much the same way that a cloud appears above a steaming kettle”, it read, but you know all that stuff - and my pen is going to go dry any minute! Hey, Jim! I found quite a few things in there though. YT has often driven through strips of fog - and wondered how come? And he has often seen thin, black clouds drifting by and wondered how come again! By the time YT had looked up all recommended articles on Fog, it was darn near coffee time, so he had to shut down his pen for a while - sorry! I’m back! When we were kids up in Great Bend (south of Radisson, west of

Borden) on the north side of the Saskatchewan River, fogs didn’t really mean that much to us, for on our way to school many mornings, we used to see that big valley full of that gleaming wooly mass that Dad called fog! Mother (women are a lot more methodical than men!) would immediately mark down on the calendar, just when we could expect rain, six months from now! But, as kids we never paid anymore attention to fogs than we did to sunshine! Fogg to us was Phineas Fogg of Jules Verne’s “Round the World in Eighty Days” fame, right from our well-stocked library! Mirages are something else, eh? And looking back over these years, Yours Truly has probably seen more of them than most people! All that scientific stuff was always way over the heads of young us. It almost

A break in the action . . . A skater takes a rest, getting a little tender care last week at the Biggar Jubilee Stadium. A new season of hockey and skating seemed like some sort of a magic fairyland when we looked across the river and the familiar slopes were a mysterious something else! Note: About 1926 or so, we suddenly saw huge skyscrapers over there, where there was certainly nothing before! And though the folks tried to tell us that a new railway had been laid (where Arelee is now!) we still believed that there was something magic about it all! Now, with a whole bunch of meteorological (whew!)

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experts in our technological (whew again!) society, with university degrees to match, old Bob, that’s me, in his own ancient way, has to resort to that family library for his information! Everyone has been in a fog of some kind (some older types are in a fog all the time!), so there is not much use of “throwing those books” about it at them. Another note: Cousin Howard and YT were crossing a low, level spot on the highway west of PA, when we suddenly came on a fog so thick that we couldn’t see 10 feet. Of course we stopped, and, on climbing out, discovered that for three feet above the pavement it was absolutely clear! YT crawled along beside the old truck, peering down the road as Howard drove slowly ahead, until we got into the clear again! Mebbe that bit of road has a fog like that many times (I dunno!), but that was over 60 years ago and I’ve never forgotten! Also in that same countryside, we noticed a

is upon us, and the Jubilee will be the winter home of many families as the new season begins. (Independent Photo by Kevin Brautigam)

fog drifting toward us, and didn’t realize it was smoke until we found ourselves in the middle of the 1937 Clonfert fire! Shades of Connel Creek and Smoky Burn, eh?* I suppose that this article on fog wouldn’t be complete if YT neglected to mention that 30 mile long smoke screen that was along the Rhine River as the Canadian Army moved into Germany. Hundreds of machines called FOGs (Fog Oil Generators) were placed along the river, using 200 tons of zinc chloride and oil a day, and provided that long foggy screen for almost three weeks, while the Allies built five floating bridges across - Talk about fog, eh? Etna, Pinatubo and Krakatoa probably put out a lot more stuff though, proving that “man’s” puny efforts at self destruction aren’t really that great! I suppose a column like this is kind of boring in a way, because all of us have seen fogs before, and when we are young mebbe they

don’t mean very much. But as we age (groan!) they gather in our heads a bit, leading to such comments as, “That old guy hasn’t the foggiest idea of what he wants!”, et cetera. Often we make comments like that about Ottawa! Regardless of what the book sez, we have to look forward to that one! (Groan again!) Sometimes Yours Truly wonders why our world governments’ (who always seem in a fog!) can’t see the obvious results of their actions! Mebbe we are all to blame, eh? Some of us because we think we know too much, and often because we just don’t seem to care! More and more, it seems to me, many of us don’t want to see beyond the fog! P.S. This bit might sound a little pessimistic as YT writes about the future, but he is not going to stick around to see! *Connel Creek and Smoky Burn are in Northeast Saskatchewan and a lot of return men were supposed to settle there after WWII!

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New Horizons Activities by Karen Itterman Hello from the New Horizons . . . we have been truly blessed with great fall weather. Kaiser was played in the evening on Wednesday, October 5 with Gordon Besse in first place with a score of 267. Wilma Kelly came in second place with a score of 263, third place with a score of 222 was Pat Turner, and fourth place went to Joyce Colbert with a score of 219. Cribbage was played on Friday, Oct. 7 with eight players in attendance. First place was Richard Boisvert with a score of 596, second place winner was Gord Besse with his score of 579 and Barb Swyryda with her score of 590 came in third place. Gord and Rita Besse were hosts for the afternoon and also provided the lunch. The monthly potluck birthday lunch took place on Monday, Oct. 10 with 48 people in attendance. We had the pleasure of Leon Ochs providing entertainment. The half-and-half winner was Barb Swyryda. Two door prizes were provided by Barb Swyryda which Helen Affleck and Margaret Molberg were the lucky

winners. Gord Besse acted as master of ceremonies for the afternoon. Gladys Schell looked after the half-andhalf draw. Karen Itterman provided birthday cupcakes for the birthday guests. Carpet bowling took place on Thursday, Oct. 11 at the end of play Pat Turner’s team of Ed Smith, Aileen Smith, Barb Swyryda and Mildred Henne came in first place. Second place team was Marie Roesch, Agnes Small, Florence Hammond, Florence Johnson and Dinah Kegler. Wednesday evening kaiser was played on Oct. 12 with 16 players in attendance. At the end of play Reg Turner came in first place with a score of 252, Ron Arnold had a score of 242, Bill Fisher and Gord Besse had scores of 236 each. Shuffleboard was played on Thursday, Oct. 13 with Aileen Smith and Pat Turner as the winners. Ed and Aileen Smith were hosts for the afternoon and also provided the lunch. A card party was held on Friday, Oct. 14 with 15 in attendance. The host for the afternoon was Gord Besse with Margaret Irven and Rita Besse providing the

lunch. At the end of play the kaiser winners were Phyllis Martin with a score of 166, second place was Ron Arnold with his score of 154 and third place was Maxine Sully with her score of 146. Cribbage winners were Vic Besse with his score of 600 followed by Richard Boisvert in second place with his score of 591. The third place winner was Ann Muc with a score of 568. The regular Monday afternoon Kaiser club played on Oct. 17 with 20 people in attendance. First place was Pat Turner with a score of 267, followed by Wilfred Bender in second place with his score of 241, third place to Joyce Colbert with a score of 232, fourth place to Myrtle Althouse with her score of 228. Highest scoring game was Pat Turner, Grant Gamble,Wilfred Bender and Reg Turner. On Oct. 18 carpet bowling was played in the hall with Florence Hammond’s team of Johnny Nyquist, Dinah Kegler, Marie Roesch and June Hoppe coming in first place.The second place team was Barb Swyryda, Blanche Borchardt, Pat Turner, Florence Johnson and Agnes Small.

Heritage Album donates to Museum . . . Rae Chamberlain and Shirley Williams of the Biggar Heritage Album Project present Marie Helene Debert, centre, Chair of the Biggar Museum and Gallery with a cheque for $1,000, all raised as a result of the project. (Independent Photo by Kevin Brautigam)

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Agriculture Don’t know what you’ve got, ‘till it’s gone by Calvin Daniels If there is one thing most of us in Canada, and most of the industrialized world, take for granted, it’s our food. We are completely sure that anytime we go to a local grocery store the shelves will be lined with food, and again, for most of us, we have the money to buy good quality food to ensure we are not hungry at the end of the day. Given that is the

case for most in North America, I suppose it’s not too surprising that World Food Day came and went with few paying attention to it at all. Most of us are not likely to know the day was this Monday ( O c t o b e r 16), and the theme of this year’s day is from Food Prices – From Crisis to Stability. We may not know about the day, but the theme may resonate with

consumers. There is a feeling that our food costs are too high, although the reasons for that may be somewhat misunderstood. To begin with food costs are not the result of what farmers are paid. In fact, in most cases, even with generally better commodity prices, is what farmers are paid a significant element of food costs in the store. Wheat is a small part of the cost of a loaf of bread, as an example. Most of the costs go into processing, wages and transportation between the farm gate and the

kitchen table. There is also a general belief we spend more on food than is actually the case. We take the grocery store bill and look at it as a food cost, but it generally includes everything from laundry soap to razor blades and the local newspaper. Those things add to the cost of the grocery cart. Then there is the fact fewer and fewer of us do a lot to directly impact our food costs. In the past I have talked about how home gardens are increasingly rare, with few having a store of home grown food

canned, frozen and ready for winter. In many cases we are even losing the skills to cook at home, relying on ready to eat food options, that are more highly processed, and often more costly as a result. That all said, the theme for World Food Day this year is Food Prices – From Crisis to Stability. The theme was chosen to show the impact food price swings pose for the world’s most vulnerable peoples. Food may not be an issue for most reading this column, but many people are starving in our

world, and as population grows, and arable land shrinks, the number may well grow. And in North America we also have food concerns surrounding ideas about safety, and sustainability. With all the issues around food we might expect World Food Day to be more recognized, with more events around it to help focus attention on the issues. Perhaps in the future we will start that process to raise the importance of the day, and to start dealing with the existing issues of having safe, affordable food for all of us.

weekly newsletter and much more, follow @ weatherfarm on Twitter. Sign-up for GrainFlo, the CWB’s optional delivery program, opened for durum Oct. 17. Sign-up for spring wheat began Oct. 11. Under GrainFlo, farmers can deliver into two defined delivery periods and receive storage payments calculated from Jan. 1, 2012. Period 1 runs from Dec. 15 to March 15, and Period 2 runs from March. 16 to June 29. For Nos. 1, 2 and 3 Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) the program offers 100 per cent acceptance, and for Nos. 1, 2 and 3 Canada Western Amber Durum (CWAD), the program offers the same acceptance level as Series A contracts. Sign-up for wheat and durum ends on Oct. 31, or earlier if tonnage

limits are reached. More details can be found at The CWB and its board of directors expresses condolences to the family and friends of Reg Alcock, a former Member of Parliament from Winnipeg and Minister Responsible for the CWB, who passed away on Oct. 14. During his tenure as the Minister, he met regularly with the directors and senior management of the CWB, and was always engaged in the many issues that impacted Western Canadian farmers. Farmers are reminded that Oct. 31 is the deadline to sign up for delivery contract programs, including Series A, GrainFlo and Identity Preserved Contract Programs. For more details, go to cwb. ca/delivery.

Canadian Wheat Board Bulletin (Dated October 17) At a glance Overall, the harvest in Western Canada is 99 per cent complete, with most of the remaining harvest located in the Peace River region. Rains and snow in the Peace River region slowed what remains of the harvest there. Scattered rains

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with Cst. Hathaway We all know in a week it’s Halloween. This is a great opportunity for parents and kids to get outside and meet to get community. Halloween is an especially exciting time for the kids. However the distraction of candy and costumes can lead to easily forgotten rules of road safety. Statistics show that d i s t r a c t i o n s s u ch a s these can lead to an increased chance of a child being struck by a moving vehicle. In this article, I will outline some tips for children and parents that will help make Halloween a safe night for everyone. It is important to always have a parent or an adult with the children during their “trick or treat”. Since it is getting dark a lot earlier these days, I recommend carrying a flashlight to help guide the way and to alert drivers that you on the road. Always make use of sidewalks if available. Most streets here in Biggar do have a sidewalk on one side of the road. Refrain from running from house to house. I know it’s cold out there, but walking is safer, especially in larger groups. Do not cut through people’s yards or driveways. You never know what sort of obstacles you may encounter. While on the roads, make sure to obey all traffic signs and allow traffic to pass if they have the right of way. In regards to costumes, it is best to choose a costume that fits bigger so the kids can layer up as we all know how cold our nights are becoming. As well, on the costumes include a reflector of some kind or wear bright colours to help be seen by motorists. This Halloween weekend the RCMP has zero tolerance for any unsafe activities or driving, and those participating will be dealt with according. I wish everyone a safe and happy Halloween!



A lot of people attended the Flu shot Clinic at the Seniors hall on Monday, October 17. Juice and refreshments were served by the seniors to make the day go better! The 2011 World Series of Baseball began on Wednesday, Oct. 19 between the Texas Rang-

ers and the St. Louis Cardinals. This will be the 107th World Series. These teams have not played each other this season. Go Rangers! Don’t forget Soup & Sandwich Day on Friday, October 21. The Seniors Bingo will be held on Friday, Oct. 28.


Asquith News Neil Millard 329-4235 Tip of the Day: Green leafy vegetables, such as collard greens and spinach, are packed with folate, vitamins A and C, magnesium, potassium and calcium. Eat a cup or more per week.

A few more men are attending the Senior’s Exercise group on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We work out from 10 to 11 a.m. Something To Think About! If you give blood, what do you get out of



it? A cup of coffee and a donut, or a soft drink. but surely there is something else - a little feeling of satisfaction, you’re helping someone else. Are you ready for Halloween? If not make sure you have enough treats to hand out to the children and various “things” put

in the garage (just to be on the safe side!) Happy Birthday and congratulations to all people celebrating their wedding anniversaries in November. Plan to attend the Wellness Clinic on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at the seniors hall.



by Delta Fay Cruickshank, of The Independent It’s getting chilly at night, but the days have been absolutely wonderful. Now this is what I call an ‘Indian Summer’. Where on earth did

did not leave their tracks in the snow, therefore could not be followed! Later the phrase was given to late autumn, because the Indians could raid then, again

It is time to water the trees! Here you thought it was time to put away the hoses! Actually, because we have had so little moisture, the ground beneath the trees is very dry. They will need a good drink to make it through the winter and to be healthy in the spring. (Photos from

Most plants consist of 90 per cent water! So, keepng up the moisture levels is very important for healthy growth! Indoor as well as outdoor plants need a little attention when it comes to watering! this saying come from? Looking the phrase up on Google, I was shocked to read that originally it referred to a time in January when the snow thawed for awhile. This was the time American Indians would perform raids on the white settlers in Colonial New England and New York. Because the snow was gone, the raiding parties

without fear of their tracks being left in snow. Well, I had no idea! Eventually, the phrase was used because late autumn is the time when the Indians harvested their crops of corn and squashes. Indian Summer is also the time we must be watering our trees and lawns. In the middle of winter when the ground

is frozen, the trees cannot access the water in the soil. Watering trees in late autumn is different than watering in early autumn. In early autumn, the deciduous trees are still growing, and will produce new growth, that could be damaged by the inevitable frost. Once they start to lose their leaves, it is time to start watering again. Evergreen trees really need watering now. Because, all winter long they are losing water through their leaves; again why it is important to keep the roses watered and protected, because they are evergreens! Now is the time to water deeply, very deeply! I am talking a foot deep or more! When we planted


our tulips on the Thanksgiving weekend, we were shocked at the dryness of the ground, and, we have had virtually no moisture since. Keep watering until the snow comes, or when our regular daytime temperatures don’t go above 7˚C. Newly planted trees should be watered at the base, and mature trees should be watered at the dripline. This is how I understand what a dripline is . . . It will be the line under the outer tip of the branches; when it rains, the water drips off the end of the branch. It is also where the tiny root tips of the tree are, and where the water will be best taken up. If too much water is applied at the base of a mature tree,

it could develop root rot! Watering efficiently takes some thought and planning. First, some plants have different needs for water. Therefore, it is not a good idea to have plants with high water needs beside plants with low water needs. So, plants with similar water needs should be planted together. Water in the mornings or early evenings. The higher d a y t i m e temperatures cause too much evaporation. Different soils need different water requirements; sandy soils drain faster than clay soils. Organic matter in both these soils are ideal; in the clay soils water will allow better drainage, and in sandy soil, it gives the water something to hold on to. Lawns need at least an inch of water weekly. So, how can you tell how much water you have applied with the hose?

Get a rain gauge! Set out the gauge where the water is landing, and when you have an inch collected, you have irrigated a lawn well enough for a week! Another great way to see if you have watered enough, or if the plant needs some water is to touch the soil; poke your finger right in! Same as for houseplants, poke your finger in the soil to test for wetness or dryness. Don’t do what I have just done! I watered blindly, just once every week or usually longer this summer. I just watered my houseplants, not checking at all! Well, the result is I have overwatered so many of them, that some have died, and others are on the critical list! My orchid is at the ‘orchid hospital’ at a local florist and my amaryllis bulb started to rot and had to be chucked because the little gnats were so bad! I know better, and yet I did not focus on the care and the individual needs of my plants, serves me right! Overwatering is the leading cause of death in most houseplants!

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Lord Asquith School newsletter by Donna McTavish Principal’s Message Lord Asquith School’s first reporting period is November 10 with parent-teacher-student interviews taking place from 4 to 7 p.m. on November 16 and 17. Your child’s report card will have a new format as directed by the Ministry of Education and Prairie Spirit School Division. The Prairie Spirit Learning Behaviour Report will be used by all schools for students Grade 1-12 starting in the fall of 2011. Each report card will be separated into two parts: academic achievement and behaviour. Why do we separate academics and behaviour? What is new? The renewed Saskatchewan Curriculum with the Broad Areas of Learning, as well as

the research on assessment and evaluation, clearly emphasize the importance of separating academic achievement and behaviour. Although reporting learning behaviour separately is new for many teachers, assessing and collecting evidence on learning behaviours is not. Note: In Arts Education and Physical Education, some learning behaviours have been identified as learning outcomes in the curriculum document. In these cases, the identified learning behaviours may be included as part of the subject area achievement grade. The Ministry of Education has guided our schools with relation to reporting student achievement and learning behaviours. “Reporting on student achievement must be in relation to curriculum

Perdue Community Bowl Club 55: MHS,Tom Davies, 215; LHS, Carol Lemon, 161; MHT, Al Levitt, 549; LHT, Carol Lemon, 476; THS; Hopefuls, 1,047; THT; Hopefuls, 3,048; MHA, Tom Davies, 174; LHA, Carol Lemon, 172. Ladies: LHS, Dorrie Labersweiler, 236; LHT, Dorrie Labersweiler, 647; THS, Other Frame, 1,103; THT, Other Frame, 3,143; LHA, Dorrie Labersweiler, 184. Mens: MHS, Tom Davies, 220; MHT, Jim Nichols, 585;

THS, JAG, 735; THT, JAG, 2,125; MHA, Al Levitt, 192. Mixed: MHS, Curtis Watson, 270; LHS, Joyce Broeckel, 226; MHT, Curtis Watson, 681; LHT, Joyce Broeckel, 499; THS; Smilin’ 5, 1,271; THT; Smilin’ 5, 3,357; MHA; Chai Senglow, 200; LHA; Joey Levitt, 174. YBC: Junior H.S.; Kyren Wilkinson, 193; Junior H.D.; Kyren Wilkinson, 312. Bantam H.S.; Skylar Elliot, 106. Bantam H.D.; Skylar Elliot, 205.


outcomes.” Assessment information which is not related to outcomes can be gathered and reported (e.g.. attendance, behaviour, general attitude, completion of homework, effort) to complement the reported achievement related to the outcomes.” We invite any feedback or questions that you may have regarding these changes. It’s influenza season Tips to keep you and your child well

The fall and winter months are typically when we see the influenza virus circulating in our community. Following the steps below will help to limit the spread of illness. Five ways to prevent illness 1). Stay at home if you are ill. Keep sick children at home. Limit their contact with other people as much as possible until they are feeling better. 2). Wash hands fre-

quently and thoroughly with soap and water. 3). Teach children to cover coughs and sneezes with their sleeves or use a tissue. Keep a distance of two metres from people who are sick. 4). Clean commonly touched surfaces such as door knobs, railings, handles and desks often. 5). Choose to be immunized to protect yourself and vulnerable people around you. Washing hands fre-

quently is the most important thing you can do to prevent the spread of germs. Adults should model this behaviour. Singing “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,” is a way of teaching children the proper length of time for hands to be washed (about 15 seconds). In the absence of soap and water, use of a minimum 60 per cent alcohol based hand gel is recommended.




Landis Locals Helen Buxton 658-2115

The Berry self-propelled combine, built from 1885 to 1887, had a 26-foot cut. The steam engine tows a straw fuel wagon. (Photo courtesy of California Davis, Special Collections Library, Hal Higgins Collection)

Good news by Don Sizer I now have permission from the publisher of Antique Power magazine to copy pictures of the combine I mentioned. It is interesting to note that today there is some talk about combines being able to process canola from the combine hopper to make fuel to run itself. Well over 100 years

ago this combine used straw from the combine to fire the boiler, all that was needed was water forsteam (nothing new under the sun). Berry built six of these for different people, the largest having a 40-foot header. At present I am demolishing the old Grave’s house on the Landis Mu-

seum site. We are making room for old machinery donated by Vern Garrett. A Massey 21 is in this group. Anyone interested in helping to restore this combine? Next week I’ll talk about a barge. No bad news, just that time goes by so fast and there is so much to do.

Harvesting in California - A 30 ft. Cut-Geo. Mudd’s Steam Traction - Artois, Colusa Co. California” (Photo courtesy of the Lawrence Mapes family, George Mudd was the

On October 12, we lost another long-time member of our community. Teresa Kobelsky passed away at Diamond Lodge in Biggar, with family members by her side. Teresa and her husband, Nick, farmed in the Wolfe district, and raised their 11 children there. Besides her children, she is survived by 38 grandchildren, 66 great-grandchildren, and three greatgreat-grandchildren. Father Senger conducted the funeral service from Landis Catholic church. She will be remembered for her sense of humour, as well as her excellence as a parent and grandparent. The Landis Fun-Thyme Dance Club began another season last Friday evening. About 90 people were there to enjoy the music provided by “Three for the Show”. Muriel and Alcide Masson of Makwa, were overnight guests with me, on their way back to Makwa from a meeting in Saskatoon. Alcide is recovering from a broken ankle, and finds it difficult to be on his feet for extended periods.

Once again our community has been saddened by the death of another long-time resident. Bud Leinenweber passed away in Wilkie on Friday, Oct. 14. Bud and his wife, Lou, who predeceased him, were both born and raised in the Carmelheim district. Bud was always active in the community and in his church, and will be sadly missed by all who knew

him. The funeral took place in Our Lady of Fatima Church, with Father Schmidt presiding. Special mention should be made of the Landis Community Choir, led by Louise Souillet-Hawkins. They provided beautiful music for all the recent funerals in Landis. Get well wishes go to Bertha Braithwaite, who is in hospital in Biggar.

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great grandchildren as well. Sadly their oldest passed away at a young age, and that was a devastating blow to her. Irene was predeceased by her parents, James and Josephine Blazek; her husband, William (Jack) in 1989; her son, John in 1971; her brother, Jim and sister-in-law, Jean Blazek; her brother-in-law, John and sisterin-law, Wilma Graham; and her brother-in-law, Victor and sisterin-law, Mary Wardrop. She is survived by her two remaining children … daughter, Leona (Oscar) Giacetti, their son John (Kim) Giacetti and their two children Jack and Elly, and their daughter Jenny Giacetti; her son, Les Wardrop and her daughter-in-law, Sandy (Gary) Warrington and their two children Scott and Sarah; also by her sister, Florence (George) Mrack; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral Services were held on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Rosetown United Church, Rosetown, Sask. Clements Rosetown Funeral Home are in charge of the services, and donations may be made to the Friends of the Lodge c/o Biggar & District Community Foundation, Box 489, Biggar, SK, S0K 0M0 43c1

Howard Elwood Schoeler

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Irene Anne Wardop 1918 - 2011 Irene Wardrop (Blazek), our beloved mother and grandmother passed away peacefully on Monday, October 17, 2011 at the Biggar Hospital, Biggar, Sask. at the age of 92. She was the second daughter born to James and Josephine Blazek on November 16, 1918. She lived with her parents and three siblings on the family farm in the Valley Centre district, taking her schooling at Austin School until grade eight and then by correspondence to achieve her grade 10. Always being a pro¿cient cook and housekeeper, she was employed as a housekeeper at an early age and then moved on to be the cook for thrashing crews come harvest time. Whilst employed as a housekeeper she met her future husband, Jack. Together they farmed the original homestead of her

husband, only four miles away from her birthplace. The two of them started out in very humble beginnings, a one room shack with only the cook stove as a source of heat. Irene later took on the role of station master at the Valley Centre train station and they moved there, with Jack commuting back and forth to continue farming. When Jack’s parents retired to Saskatoon in 1959 they made their ¿nal move to the farm where she resided until age and health forced her to move to the Diamond Lodge in Biggar, where she stayed until her passing. In her youth she was very smart and athletic, excelling in gymnastics and played a mean second base on her community softball team. She was an excellent cook and loved to bake; spending days baking all sorts of treats especially when she knew the grandkids were coming home. She was also a very accomplished sewer, often in the earlier years making her own clothes and then for her children. She was also an excellent knitter and crocheter, making hundreds of afghans, and doilies of the ¿nest detail doing so right up until her passing. She loved life and took great pride in the accomplishments of her children and grandchildren. Irene and Jack together were blessed with three children and two grandchildren, with Irene living long enough to see two

June 21, 1921 September 25, 2011 A Private Funeral Service was held on Friday, September 30, 2011 at 2 p.m. with Marj Mack of¿ciating. Honourary Casket Bearers were all those who shared in Howard’s life. Active Casket Bearers were Peter Zacho, Joe Roesch, Trevor Germsheid, Kevin Glessing, Donnie Johnson, and Bruce Augustin. Interment was held at the Handel Cemetery. Reception followed at Handel Hall, Handel, Sask. at 2:30 p.m. Howard is survived by his wife, Shirley (Germsheid); son, Dennis (Cindy) of Kindersley, Sask. and children, Stacey (Telford Ransome and stepdaughter, Jessica Hubenig), Stephanie (Cory Tannahill); son, Clayton (Amy) of Handel, Sask. and children, Craig, Carmen (Mike McGregor), Corine (Mike Sittler); daughter, Susan of Prince Albert, Sask. and children, Cody and Hailey; son, Marvin (Marlene) of Kerrobert, Sask. He was predeceased by his only brother, Gordon (1960); and his parents, William F. Schoeler (1967) and Elsie M. Schoeler (1982). Tributes may be made in memory of Howard to: Friends of the Lodge, c/o Biggar & District Community Foundation, Box 489, Biggar, SK, S0K 0M0 or a charity of one’s choice. Grondin Funeral Services, Biggar were entrusted with arrangements, “Our family serving your family since 1963”. 43c1

Evangeline Mary (Warren) Eva Bailey

Jeanetta Evans (nee McMillan) August 13, 1915 – October 12, 2011 Jeanetta Evans (nee McMillan) passed away peacefully on Wednesday evening, October 12, 2011 at her residence in Biggar Diamond Lodge. She celebrated her 96th birthday this summer. Jeanetta was born August 13, 1915 to Archiebald and Emma McMillan near Radisson, Sask. where they homesteaded in 1903. Her older brothers Graham and Archie are deceased. She lived on the farm near Radisson until she married Elmer Bender (deceased) in 1937 and moved to the town of Radisson. She later married Fred Evans (deceased). She lived in Saskatoon for 30 years and Biggar for the following 35 years. In the later years she has resided in Biggar Diamond Lodge. Jeanetta is survived by her children, Graham Bender (Marion), Clarence Bender, Catherine Lorenz (Ralph – deceased), Wilfred Bender (Blanche–deceased), and many grandchildren, and greatgrandchildren. Jeanetta will be greatly missed by her family. The family expresses their sincere gratitude to the capable and caring staff of Diamond Lodge for their attendance to her needs over the years. Funeral Services for Jeanetta will held at Acadia-McKague’s Funeral Centre, 915 Acadia Drive, Saskatoon Sask., on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Arrangements entrusted to Kurtis Rae of Acadia-McKague’s Funeral Centre, 955-1600. 43c1

May 24, 1919 October 16, 2011 The family of Eva Bailey is sad to announce her death at her home in Stensrud Lodge, Saskatoon, Sask. in her 92nd year. Eva was born at Lizard Lake, Sask., the oldest child of Fred and Annie Warren. On April Fool’s Day 1946 (something we liked to tease her about), she married Ivan Bailey. Our mother was a homemaker all of her life. When we lived on the farm, she grew a huge garden and milked cows. We girls remember “helping” her churn butter out on the step. We remember the milking in summer out in the barn yard and our “Reddy” cow, who was a kind of pet. In 1953 our family moved into Sonningdale, Sask. where Eva continued her homemaker roles and she and Ivan raised their children. We all remember the berry-picking days and lunches in the woods. The year the Saskatoons were so plentiful, she canned 150 quarts. Eva continued to grow a large vegetable garden but when we moved to town she got the chance and loved to grow her Àower gardens. She became involved in community activities; joined the New Horizons; was a long time member of the Ladies Aid and was presented with a plaque by Home Care in acknowledgment of ten years of cooking “Meals on Wheels”. We all remember her carrying water. She saved every drop of rain water from the roof to carry to her Àowers. Eva was always a “country girl”, loved all animals and had a special friendship with puppy Zack and later loved to “look after” Pud. When she suffered a stroke, Al and Darlene opened their home to her. She lived happily with them until she had to move to Stensrud Lodge where she made her home for the last ¿ve years. Eva and Ivan had four children; six grandchildren, who she was happy to have come stay for their “mini” vacation every summer; and ¿ve great-

OBITUARIES grandchildren: Eleanor (Donald) McMahon and son, Sean; Eileen (Norm) Greer and children, Curtus, Lindsey (Addie) and Max: Sheryl (Jim) Box and children, Erika and Emmett; Fred Bailey; Al (Darlene) Bailey and children, Brandy (Ben) Harrison and Taryn and Paige and Jody Bailey. Eva was predeceased by her younger brother; her parents, Fred and Annie Warren; her husband, Ivan; grandson, Curtus Greer; and daughter-inlaw, Darlene Bailey. There will be a private family service at a later date. Memorial donations may be directed to: Jubilee Resident Foundation Stensrud Lodge, 2201 McEown Ave., Saskatoon, SK, S7J 3L6 or Sonningdale New Horizons, Box 13, Sonningdale, SK, S0K 4B0 43p1

MEMORIAMS PEIFFER: In memory of Elaine who passed away October 28, 2008. “We thought of you with love today but that is nothing new We thought about you yesterday and days before that too, We think of you in silence and often speak your name All we have are memories and your picture in a frame. Your memory is our keepsake of which we’ll never part God has you in His keeping and we have you in our hearts.” Lovingly remembered by… Garnet; Kyle, Melanie, Lisa and their families 43c1 CARRUTHERS, Roy: October 2003; and CARRUTHERS, Alan: November 2002 “We hold our tears when we hear your name Life without you is just not the same. We all know the sorrow we share Family gatherings won’t be the same without you there. As long as life and memories last, We’ll always treasure the past.” Your loving family, Enid; Darrell, Lawrence, Wayne, Faye, Lorraine, Jim, Athanacia and Marika 43p1

CARD OF THANKS We would like to thank the Biggar Fire Department, the EMS, friends and neighbours who came out on Sunday, October 9 to help ¿ght the ¿re at Cando when my Dad’s house burnt down. It was greatly appreciated. Reg and Hector Horner 43p1

CARD OF THANKS The family of Teresa Kobelsky would like to thank everyone for their kindness and support at the time of our mother’s passing. Your prayers and thoughtfulness were greatly appreciated. Special thanks to the Diamond Lodge staff for the excellent care they gave to our mother, to Father Senger for the beautiful service, to the Landis Community Choir for the music and the Landis Complex for supplying the lunch. Thank you to Grondin Funeral Service for their kindness. Thank you to everyone who came to share in the celebration of Mom’s life -it’s exactly what she would have wanted. God bless you all! The Kobelsky family 43gfsc1 The Residents and Activity Department of the Biggar Diamond Lodge would like to thank their families, friends, co-workers and community members for donating baking, crafts and money. Also thanks to the entire staff and volunteeers who gave so much time and worked so hard to help us have another winning Tea and Bake Sale. Thank you as well to all those who attended and purchased our goods, we had a fabulous time and we hope you all did as well. 43c1 Many thanks to “our” realtor Duane for quickly selling our acreage in less than four months, and found us a suitable house in Biggar. We couldn’t have gotten through it all without your assistance and encouragement. We conclude Duane’s motto must be, “I’m not happy until both buyer and seller are satis¿ed.” Last but not least, thanks to everyone who worked so hard to get us moved! Katherine and Earl Gray 43p1

COMING EVENTS SUNDAYS in October: Presbyterians, Anglicans, Lutherans will be worshipping at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, corner of 4th Ave. East and King Street, Biggar at 10:30 a.m. Mark Kleiner preaching. Everyone is welcome. 48/10tfn WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26: Biggar Arts Council presents… ”Karrnnel”, 7:30 p.m. at The Majestic Theatre, Biggar. Advance tickets available at de Moissac Jewellers. Adults/ seniors advance, $20, at the door, $25; students advance, $12, at the door, $15; 12 and under, $5. 39c5

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COMING EVENTS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26: 6 p.m., Vegetarian Dinner Club at Biggar New Horizons, $5 per person. For more info contact Fran at 306-237-4429 (home) or Wednesday/Thursday 948-2446 (work). Everyone welcome! 42p2 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29: Landis Fall Supper at the Landis Community Complex, 5 - 7 p.m. Adults, $12; 6-12, $7; 5 and under, FREE. 40c4 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29: Sonningdale Fall Supper, 2 - 7 p.m., at Sonningdale Hall. 43p1 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30: Anglican Church Fall supper, 5-7 p.m. at Biggar Community Hall. Turkey and ham. Adults, $12; children 12 and under, $6; Take-outs $12 phone 948-3688 by 5 p.m. on Sat. Oct. 29. 41p3 TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1: Kayette Craft Show, open 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. at Biggar Community Hall. 1911 Tea Room open 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Cost: $2 at the door. Everyone welcome. 42c3 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5: Royal Purple Bazaar at Biggar New Horizons, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission: $1.00 Lunch available. Door prizes. Tables, $15, phone Doreen 948-3428. All proceeds for local charities. 41c4 SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6: Biggar Central School 2000 staff and students invite you to the 2011 Teale Awards Ceremony, 2 p.m. in the Main Gym, “Celebrating Academic Excellence”. 42c3 SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6: 7 p.m., Arelee Music Night in the Arelee Community Hall. Nonperishable food items (and cash donations) will be accepted for the Perdue Secret Santa and the Saskatoon Food Bank. 42p3 SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6: Landis Wheatland Library annual craft/trade show at the Complex, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Silent auction, door prizes, ¿sh pond and more. Soup and sandwiches available. Phone Vera at 658-2110 or Denise at 658-4536 to book a table. 42p3 WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9: Fall Business Garage Sale, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Biggar Community Hall. Soup, sandwiches and dessert available for lunch for exhibitors and general public, proceeds to Biggar Museum and Gallery. 41c5 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12: Biggar Arts Council presents… “Woody Holler and his Orchestra” 7:30 p.m. at Biggar Community Hall. Advance tickets available at de Moissac Jewellers. Adults/seniors advance, $20, at the door, $25; students advance, $12, at the door, $15; 12 and under, $5. 41c5

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INVITATIONS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12: Please join us for a miscellaneous bridal shower for Lauren Wylie, bride-elect of Cody Schnedar, at Biggar New Horizons, 1:00 p.m. Please consider this as your invitation. Cards also in drug stores. 43p3 Biggar Museum and Gallery invites you to donate any new or handmade gifts, toys, certi¿cates or food items for the annual “Christmas Magic” fundraiser event. Any donation that sells for $10 or more is issued a tax receipt. Call 948-3451 by Monday, October 25. Thank you for your support. 41c3


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TENDER TENDER for CARETAKING of PERDUE ARENA ASSOC. Start Date: Dec. 1, 2011 for minimum 3 months. Tender to be based on monthly wage. Duties to include supervision during scheduled hours, general cleaning, ice surface maintenance, etc. Please submit tenders to … Perdue Area Assoc., Box 182, Perdue, SK S0K 3C0 by Tuesday, November 1, 2011 by 6 p.m. Questions? Contact Kelly @ 237-4484 Tim Hammond Realty Tappen Farms Ltd. Farmland for Sale by Tender, 6 quarters NW of Springwater, Sask. Total 2010 Asmt. $327,700 (Avg, 54,447/ quarter), approx. 907 cult. acs., 4 x 4,800 bu. steel hopper bins, ROFR on NH 18-35-17 W3. Closes 5:00 p.m. November 9, 2011. Exclusive Listing. Call 306-948-5052 http://Tappen. 42c4

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In the Estate of Teresa Kobelsky, late of Biggar, in the Province of Saskatchewan, deceased. All claims against the above Estate, duly veriÀed by Statutory Declaration and with particulars and valuation of security held, if any, must be sent to the undersigned before the 15th day of November, 2011. Estate of Teresa Kobelsky Edith Danderfer, Executor Box 1347 Biggar, SK S0K 0M0


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…Town Council highlights, cont. from pg 3 Murray Sunderland, Kathy Hawes, Cindy Seidl, Tammy Ramsay - all representing the Town of Biggar, and Amy Semenuik, representing Biggar Central School. Prpick will be appointed Chairman. Council resolved that Cory McMahon, Marvin Evans, Mark Haynes, Wayne Wilson and Clinton Raddysh be authorized to attend the Confined Space Training

at Great Plains College to renew their expiring certificate at a cost of approximately $1,650. Council resolved that the e-mail from Lloyd Cross of the RM of Eagle Creek, requesting to use the Town’s landfill to dispose of debris from two yards, be approved and further that each load be separated and inspected at the landfill site and further that the cost per semi load be

$250. Council resolved that the Biggar and District Regional Park Authority be granted $10,000 for 2011. Council resolved that TownAdministrator Barb Barteski be authorized to attend a workshop hosted by UMAAS in North Battleford on Nov. 15 at a cost of $80 plus GST. • Meeting adjourned at 9:10 p.m.

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“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

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Kirk Ewen Doctor of Optometry

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DENTAL DR. GLENN RIEKMAN Dentist 115 - 1st Ave. W. Rosetown, Sask.

OFFICE HOURS Monday to Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone: 882-2123 Emergency (after hours) 882-2006

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.


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Lingenfelter involvement in moving head ofÀce to Calgary indisputable The Saskatchewan Party’s Bill Boyd, Wednesday, refuted claims by Dwain Lingenfelter that he was not involved with moving Nexen’s head office from

Regina to Calgary. “Dwain Lingenfelter personally lobbied me and the Saskatchewan Party opposition at the time to support a legislative change to allow

the Nexen head office to move from Regina to Calgary,” Boyd said. In order for the CanOxy (formerly Wascana Energy; CanOxy became Nexen in

New Democrat’s open Wright HQ . . . Biggar New Democrat candidate Glenn Wright, right, talks with party supporters Earl Nostbakken and Ron Arnold during the opening of the NDP’s campaign headquarters, Wednesday. (Independent

2001) head office to move out of Saskatchewan, the NDP government of the day had to repeal the ‘Wascana Energy Act’ which stipulated that the head office had to stay in Saskatchewan. Dwain Lingenfelter personally, while he was working at Nexen, lobbied Boyd to support this change when it was introduced in the Legislative Assembly. “Clearly, Lingenfelter was absolutely part of the lobby effort to have the head office move to Calgary,” Boyd said. “We stand by the ad.” A Leader Post article from July 14, 2000, states that one of Lingenfelter’s duties is ensuring there is “a significant level of cooperation with the host government” (the former NDP government). Lingenfelter went to work for CanOxy on September 1, 2000. Another article dated September 18, 2000 says that CanOxy “is quietly lobbying the government to

drop the Wascana Energy Act which requires the company to be headquartered in Saskatchewan”. “Part of the ‘quiet lobbying’ was done directly by Dwain Lingenfelter to the Saskatchewan Party opposition of the day,” said Boyd.

NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE The following land will be offered for sale by tender under the direction of the Selling OfÀcer, Joel A. Hesje, Q.C., Barrister and Solicitor:

NE 18-38-17-W3 Ext 0 (RM of Rosemount No. 378) 1. All bids must be in writing and submitted by registered mail or delivered personally to the judicial selling ofÀcer in a sealed envelope at the address below by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16, 2011. 2. Each bid shall be accompanied by a certiÀed cheque or solicitor’s trust cheque in the amount of 10% of the bid. 3. Within 15 days of the opening of bids, the successful bidder shall provide either: (a) the balance of the purchase price; or (b) payment of the sum equal to the difference between the balance of the purchase price and any mortgage Ànancing, together with an unconditional and unequivocal letter of commitment from a recognized Ànancial institution to the mortgagee to Ànance within 15 days of the conÀrmation of sale, the successful bidder’s purchase of the land for the price stated in the bid. 4. If the successful bidder does not complete the purchase on the terms and within the time speciÀed, the deposit will be forfeited. 5. The land will not be sold for less than $26,400.00. 6. The land shall be sold subject to taxes as accrue due after December 31, 2011. 7. The highest, or any bid may not necessarily be accepted and the sale is subject to conÀrmation by the Court of Queen’s Bench. 8. Further information including the full legal description of the land may be obtained from the Selling OfÀcer. McKercher LLP 374 - 3rd Avenue South Saskatoon, SK S7K 1M5 Attention: Joel A. Hesje, Q.C. Telephone: (306) 653-2000 Facsimile: (306) 653-2669

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NDP releases platform to bring positive change for everyone in Saskatchewan C e l e b r a t i n g To m m y Douglas Day, Thursday, the NDP released its platform for positive change for everyone in Saskatchewan along with full costing for all platform commitments. “Our NDP team has met with thousands of Saskatchewan citizens in this campaign talking about positive change where you benefit,” said Dwain Lingenfelter, NDP Leader. “In our platform, we’re committed to a better province. We’ll bring changes like rent control, better health care, children’s dental care and a fair share of our province’s potash royalties for the people of Saskatchewan.” Lingenfelter said the NDP is focused on better healthcare including: • More doctors from our own medical school, double the province’s primary health care clinics and Community Access Hospitals; • 750 additional longterm care beds and more affordable assisted living units for seniors; • Free children’s dental care program. He said the NDP will make life more affordable for families, including: Next-generation rent control and affordable housing; Fully funded freeze on tuition fees at universities and SIAST institutions for four years; 10,000 early learning and childcare spaces with a subsidized cap on fees

Lingenfelter said the NDP will make sure everyone benefits from the economy and plans for the future by: Reviewing potash royalties to ensure Saskatchewan people get their fair share of revenues; Eliminating the Small Business Tax; Mandating 50 per cent of the electricity grid by 2025 to come from clean, renewable energy. Lingenfelter said the NDP’s platform is fully costed, affordable for Saskatchewan and will not increase taxes for any citizen in the province. It includes a plan to pay down debt, save for the future using the innovative Bright Futures Fund, and address muchneeded infrastructure repairs including fixing

highways and helping municipalities with water, sewer and recycling services. Lingenfelter said the NDP platform’s balanced budget has been independently verified by economist M.C. McCracken, CEO of Informetrica. “We’ve built this platform for everyone in Saskatchewan. We’re releasing our platform on Tommy Douglas Day because it’s consistent with the bedrock of Tommy’s beliefs. A government’s first priority should be caring for the people it serves. We’ll ensure the current prosperity of the government helps everyone in our province. That’s positive change where you benefit.”

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