Vol. 105 No. 20
THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014
Box 40, 122 Main Street, Biggar, Saskatchewan S0K 0M0
20 p pages
Bri n and ging n are ews a fo t r 10 o Bigg 5y ear ar s!
Get ready for Town and Country Fair Days The celebration is about to begin! The 2014 edition of the Biggar Town and Country Fair Days is set for this May 30 to June 1, and
On the up and up . . . Biggar Fire Fighter Sean Besse pilots the department’s ladder truck up and away, May 8 as the Fire Hall hosted area students who toured the facilities as well, getting to talk to Biggar EMS and
and T and C committee members encourage those organizations to not take anything for granted, getting their special
Unemployment Rate in Saskatchewan drops to lowest level ever recorded Saskatchewan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.4 per cent in April 2014 – the lowest ever recorded since Statistics Canada started collecting labour market data in 1976. April also marked the 16th consecutive month that the province has had the lowest unemployment rate in the country. Saskatchewan’s 3.4 per cent unemployment rate is less than half the national rate of 6.9 per cent. “Reaching the lowest unemployment rate ever is a milestone,” Energy and Resources Minister Tim McMillan said. “This is due in large part to our strong economy and the number of job opportunities available in Saskatchewan.” Overall employment is up 8,500 or 1.5 per cent yearover-year, the second-best growth rate in Canada. Alberta was up 3.3 per cent, while ﬁve provinces
lost jobs year-over-year. “Our private sector is leading the way creating opportunities for everyone,” McMillan said. “We once again have the lowest youth unemployment rate in the country and continue to see gains in Aboriginal employment.” Other highlights include: • By sector, the most jobs were created in construction (+5,500), manufacturing (+3,700), agriculture (+3,700), information, culture and recreation (+2,800) and resources (+2,700). • Regina’s unemployment rate (seasonally adjusted) was 3.4 per cent, down from 3.7 per cent in March and down from 3.5 per cent a year ago. Saskatoon’s unemployment rate was 4.4 per cent, down from 4.6 per cent in March 2014. • Regina’s unemployment rate was the lowest and Saskatoon’s unemployment
event into the Fair Days schedule. The weekend begins May 30 with the Biggar Rec Valley Kids Cabaret, set for the Community Hall. Of course the big kickoff is the ever-popular ﬁreworks display at the Rec Complex - as always, this is subject to the weather with alternate nights being on the Saturday or Sunday. Saturday is the grand entrance: the Chamber of Commerce parade - a chance for Biggar organizations to take centre stage, and make their way down Main Street for all to see, helping celebrated all this area has to offer. If you’re hungry, not to worry. Before the parade k i ck s o f f, t h e B i g g a r Museum will host a breakfast at their location, followed by an Acacia Chapter No. 3 Bake Sale at Leslie’s Drugstore, a New Horizons Cold Plate dinner at their location, an Air Cadet barbecue in front of the Biggar Pharmasave, a Yo u t h T r av e l C l u b barbecue at the Super A Foods location. No one should go hungry on this
weekend! A ball hockey tourney will be held in the Credit Union parking lot following the parade, hosted by Biggar Minor Hockey. Biggar and Landis Insurance Service will host a SGI Safety Car and information booth. Biggar Credit Union will thrill the kids at the Third Avenue Park with a bouncer and obstacle course, while a Kids Carnival will also be held at the Third Avenue Park sponsored by the Biggar Associated Gospel Church. E-Kay Enterprises will provide doughnuts (for the all your inner Homer Simpson’s) and coffee at the Third Avenue location. Sunday will feature an Interdenominational Church service at the Majestic Theatre, 11 a.m. The crowning of the Fair Days Queen will take place shortly after (12 noon). Still hungry? The Masonic Lodge will host a pancake brunch at the Majestic, starting Biggar RCMP. See Page 2 and 10., and video this Friday at 10:30 a.m. Monarch at biggarindependent.ca on the PARTY Program (Prevent 4-H Achievement Day Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth) mock will be held at the Biggar accident. (Independent Photo by Kevin Brautigam) Rec Valley north of town, featuring Light Horse, Beef, Outdoor Adventure displays, a potluck to follow. A slo-pitch tourney will be held at the Rec rate was the second lowest, consecutive months of year-over-year increases. Complex for those ball among major cities in year-over-year increases. Aboriginal unemployment players, as well. Car buffs will get their Canada. A b o r i g i n a l y o u t h was 11.3 per cent in April, fill as the increasingly • Off-reserve Aboriginal employment was up by down from 12.0 per cent popular Sapsford Family employment was up by 600 (7.2 per cent) for 11 last year. Third Annual Show and 800 (2.0 per cent) for 15 consecutive months of Shine fund raiser for Prostrate Cancer Research will take place at the Don and Mary Lee Sapsford farm 20 kilometres east of Biggar or 10 kilometres west of Perdue on Highway 14. Free burgers and beverages with your donation to this worthy cause. As you can see, it’s shaping up to be another busy weekend, and those people or organizations still planning events are encouraged to get them in to Sherry Thompson (306-948-4141) so they can be deconﬂicted with any other events taking place - just a way to maximize Spring brings May ﬂowers . . . St. Gabriel School’s Emily Hodgson ‘blooms’, looking your event’s effectiveness, for her parents and grandpa, May 8. The St. Gab students hosted their play ‘The Nanny and make sure everyone Goats Gruff’, putting smiles on all who attended. Check out biggarindependent.ca this gets a taste of all Biggar and District has to offer! Friday for more pictures. (Independent Photo by Kevin Brautigam)
organizers have shoredup a busy slate of events for the weekend. They are still adding more events as organizations complete their planning,
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The PARTY Program (Prevent Alcohol and RiskRelated Trauma in Youth) staged a mock accident, May 8, using Great Plain LPNs (as victims) Biggar RCMP, EMS and Fire. The accident showed students a harsh reality into exactly what happens - choices made by rescue and police as a result of poor choices.
1. A student makes the 911 call. 2. The distraught driver screams for help. 3. Biggar RCMP and Fire assess the situation. 4. EMS and Fire work cooperatively, making a plan to extract an injured victim. 5. The scene before rescue. 6. The drunk driver is arrested. 7. Roof peeled back, a victim - in pain - is ready to be moved. 8. Upon arrival at the scene, EMS and Fire assess the situation while the distraught driver is seen in the background. 9. After the scene, RCMP photograph a dismembered victim. 10. Fire Àghters and EMS extract a second victim. 11. Blood is washed off a Àre Àghters gear. Although a mock accident, the impact was massive - a big pat on the back to Great Plains LPNs (our victims), Biggar RCMP, EMS, and Fire Department - our other “actors” in this tragic play. Also the Town of Biggar employees who brought in the bleachers and our two accident vehicles, plus a host of other unseen volunteers (Independent Photos by Kevin Brautigam)
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Your Biggar RCMP celebrate National Police Week May 12-16 Biggar Detachment is fully staffed with ﬁve Constables and one Sergeant Detachment Commander. They are complimented with two very dedicated Public Service Employees. Biggar RCMP police a vast jurisdiction which includes the Town of Biggar, Village of Perdue and a number of hamlets, as well the ﬁve rural municipalities of Biggar, Eagle Creek, Glenside, Perdue and Rosemount. Biggar Detachment has nearly 40 years of policing experience amongst the group. The ofﬁcers are from various geographic locations across Canada. When not safeguarding the communities, you can ﬁnd them volunteering with hockey, baseball, basketball, golf or the local Air Cadets. They provide school liaison services to Biggar Central School, St. Gabriel School and Perdue School. Ofﬁcers partake in many community events such as Remembrance Day services, Ag Safety Days, Biggar Chamber of Commerce parade, Canada Day celebrations. Ofﬁcers are committed to annual
public safety initiatives such as monitoring habitual offenders, impaired driving, youth, and trafﬁc duties. In 2013 Biggar RCMP were involved in over 1, 600 occurrences in the policing jurisdiction. Investigations included a wide range of Criminal and provincial statutes. Biggar RCMP take a great deal of pride in the communities they serve. Some of the recent events attended by Biggar RCMP: • Biggar RCMP were involved in the PARTY Program (May 8). • Biggar RCMP school liaisons Cst. Hathaway (Biggar Central School) and Cst. Regan Eyford (Perdue School) participated in the RMCP Talks video conference on Impaired and Distracted Driving with Grade 11, 12 students, May 13. This was chaired by RCMP Ottawa National Crime Prevention Services. Students were required to come up with a social media campaign on the issue. Both schools chose a large billboard on distracted driving. When completed, the billboards will be erected outside of the communities of
From left to right: Cst. Brianne Hathaway, Cst. Andrew Park, Sgt. Colin Sawrenko, Cst. Nathan Johnson, Cst. Cory Winslow, Cst. Regan Eyford, Biggar and Perdue. The schools are the only two in Saskatchewan involved in this and they will join in with other schools across Canada in the video conference. The video conference will be a chance for all students to connect on the issues and listen to survivor stories.
Darlene Ries. Missing Vicki Little. (Independent Photo by Kevin Brautigam)
• Biggar and Perdue Grades 10-12 students will be receiving talks from Cst. Park on the dangers of not wearing seatbelts, distracted driving and impaired driving, May 15. The 15-20 minute talks will be highlighted with live demonstrations of the SGI vehicle rollover
simulator. The simulator will have dummies unbuckled and as the vehicle rolls over the effects will be dramatic. Enhancing the safety of the citizens is always the centre of their attention. Biggar RCMP would like to take this time to
thank all the citizens for continuing to do their part in bringing concerns to their attention. Public safety relies on the strength of the relationship between police and community. Biggar Detachment are proud to serve the people of their jurisdiction.
in the area of their proposal. Council resolved that the Biggar Town and Country Fair Committee be granted $500 of ﬁnancial support toward the ﬁreworks show. Council resolved that correspondence from the Biggar and District Chamber of Commerce requesting permission to have a parade on May 31 at 10 a.m. with
the following route being an amalgamation of ﬂoats in the area between Sixth Avenue
and Eighth Avenue on King Street, and Eighth Avenue from King Street
Council Minute highlights The regular meeting of Biggar Town Council was held April 15, at 7:15 p.m. in the Council Chambers. Attending the meeting were Mayor Ray Sadler, Aldermen Ron Arnold, Jim Besse, Alan Boyle, Penny McCallum, Eugene Motruk, and Kirk Sherbino. Council resolved that the proposed Zoning Bylaw Amendment No. 14-748 be advertised in accordance with Section 248 of The Planning and Development Act, 2007. Council resolved that the General Accounts Paid in the amount of $57,091.06, and the General Accounts Payable in the amount of $105,915.84, be approved. Council resolved that the following ﬁnancial reports for March 2014, be accepted as presented: Bank Reconciliation; Statement of Financial Activities. Council resolved that the following correspondence be accepted for Council’s information and ﬁled: Workers Compensation - 2014 Annual Meeting;
PIWIK -Web Site;Landﬁll Report - March 2014; Community Planning - Parcels AA, BB, CC Approval; Biggar Airport - GPS Approval; Flaman Investigation - March 2014 Report; Minister of Highways - Airport Grant; Government of Saskatchewan Carruthers Recognition Letter; Bear Hills RDC - Minutes; Sask. Command Legion -
Recognition Book. Council resolved that correspondence from the Town and Country Fair Organizing Committee asking that Main Street from Second Avenue to Fourth Avenue be closed on Saturday, May 31 from after the parade until 5 p.m., be received and that the closure be authorized conditional to their organization advising all business
…see Council pg 16
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Cleanup brings on big appetite . . . Biggar Credit Union’s Jill Barber helps out some pretty important workers, dress up their hot dog during the Community Cleanup Day, May 13. The barbecue was a big thank you for going out and cleaning the place we all call home. (Independent Photo by Kevin Brautigam)
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Main Street could see a number of changes in the next decade I was reading an article about Canadian organizations regarding the seriousness of having leadership candidates in place when senior executives retire. This gap in succession is presenting challenges to many companies. Consider this statement: “For every two senior executives, organization have only one job-ready or near job-ready successor.” Hardly encouraging for the human resources departments. This report was done by the Conference Board of Canada which calculates what it calls a “leadership bench strength ratio.” Basically, this refers to the number of people ready or nearly ready to step into leadership roles. The report also looked on how organizations attract and retain a skilled workforce. While the report dealt with organizations the same observations could be applied to Biggar’s Main Street. As business owners go through the years and mature, the more likely they will want to retire someday. There is a decided lack of entrepreneurs who are willing to step forward and open store fronts. This leaves the current owners with the choice of either staying in business until they no longer are able or closing their doors. Not good for Main Street, not good for the residents of Biggar and not good for customers as eventually there could be no Main Street businesses anymore. As the Conference Board of Canada noted, “. . . investments in leadership development are needed, or this will continue to be a long-term problem,” so too are investments in maintaining and developing Biggar’s Main Street. This is just one area where an active and resourceful economic development ofﬁcer would make a huge difference, not only to the business community but to the town as a whole. Maybe it’s time to make the investment for the sake of the town’s future. P.H.
Complying with personal income taxes takes chunk out of household budgets by Milagros Palacios, Senior Research Economist in the Fiscal Studies Department at The Fraser Institute and Sean Speer, Associate Director of the Fraser Institute’s Centre for Fiscal Studies The end of April is traditionally the tax ﬁling deadline, and a time when Canadians are frantically organizing their receipts and other documents from the past year to complete their personal income tax returns. This can be a costly and timeconsuming process. Yet the cost of completing personal income taxes – that is, complying with the personal income tax system – is often ignored when people think about the ﬁnancial burden of taxation. The fact is, complying with Canada’s personal
income tax system imposes a signiﬁcant cost on Canadian households. These costs come in the form of direct spending on things such as accounting services or computer software, and the ﬁnancial cost of the time it takes to compile the materials and complete the forms. The consequence is Canadians have less time and money to spend on the things they care about like leisure, work, and time with family and friends. A new study published by the Fraser Institute seeks to estimate how much it costs Canadians to comply with the personal income tax system each year. The numbers aren’t trivial. According to our estimates, altogether Canadian taxﬁlers incurred nearly $7
billion in tax compliance costs in 2012. What does this mean for average households and individual taxﬁlers? This represents about $501 per Canadian household, or more than the average household’s monthly grocery bill. As for individual taxﬁlers, we estimate that they incurred, on average, $217 in total compliance costs. And the study ﬁnds that these costs are borne disproportionately by low-income Canadians who, as a share of their income, dedicate a greater percentage –3.3 per cent – than highincome earners – 0.3 per cent – to tax compliance. One of the main sources of the tax system’s complexity is the long list of tax credits, deductions and other special preferences (known
as tax expenditures) that has grown over the years. The number of tax expenditures in the personal income tax system (excluding corporate and sales taxes) is now over 100, covering a wide range of activities such as donating to a political party, purchasing textbooks, or volunteering as a ﬁreﬁghter. Of course there are other factors such as the number of tax rates and differing treatment for different types of income that add to the tax system’s complexity. But tax expenditures are certainly a major contributor. Claiming a tax credit or deduction typically requires a taxﬁler to maintain receipts or ﬁll out additional forms in order to be eligible. It can require complex
calculations to sum up different types of spending over the course of the year or income earned in different jurisdictions. Sometimes people feel the need to hire a tax professional so that they don’t miss any possible tax beneﬁts. These are some of the reasons that claiming tax expenditures can contribute to higher tax compliance costs. Our study seeks to better understand the extent to which these special tax measures increase tax compliance costs. We asked survey respondents whether they had used any tax expenditure from a list of 10 covering a broad cross-section of measures in the tax system such as the Children’s Fitness Tax Credit and Public Transit Tax Credit, and then analyzed the results to estimate the effect on tax compliance costs. After controlling for different factors such as age, gender, and income, we found that taxﬁlers who used at least one of the 10 tax measures spent, on average, 20.3 per cent more on tax compliance than those who didn’t use any of them. The list of tax expenditures used in our study is illustrative; other tax expenditures may carry higher or lower compliance costs. But
our calculations show how tax expenditures add complexity to the personal income tax system and can contribute to higher tax compliance costs for average taxﬁlers. What can be done to lower tax compliance costs? Broadly speaking, Canadian governments could reduce or eliminate tax policies that add complexity to the personal income tax system such as tax expenditures. Getting rid of ineffective credits, deductions, and other special tax provisions would not only simplify the personal income tax system, it could create room to lower personal income tax rates for the everyone. In the meantime, Canadians will continue to bear high costs to comply with our personal income tax system. Milagros Palacios is a Senior Research Economist in the Fiscal Studies Department at The Fraser Institute. She holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering from the Pontiﬁcal Catholic University of Peru and a M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Concepción, Chile. Sean Speer is Associate Director of the Fraser Institute’s Centre for Fiscal Studies. He previously served in different roles for the federal government including senior economic advisor to the Prime Minister and director of policy to the Minister of Finance.
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Friday, MAY 16, Saturday, MAY 17, and Sunday, MAY 18 8:00 P.M.
21 – Reg Turner, Joanne Kral, Ken Pearce, Bill Fisher. HSG Ken Pearce. April 28 – Bill Fisher, Ken Pearce, Agnes Watson, Geoff Cooke. HSG – Agnes Watson. May 5 – Reg Turner, Gord Besse, Bill Fisher, Joanne Kral. HSG Delmar Friesen and Gord Besse. Birthday Potluck was held on April 14 with 36 people in attendance. The MC for the afternoon was Don Swyryda with Josie Kerr making the cake. Agnes Small sold half-nhalf tickets. As always there was plenty of tasty food brought by everyone to share. Jam Session was held on April 16 with 40 people in attendance. MC for the afternoon was Gord Besse with Betty Mundt greeting people at the door. The lunch was provided by Betty Mundt, Agnes Small, Lois Taylor and Ruth Arnold. The entertainers for the afternoon were Stan Gartner, Bernard Ochs, and Dennis Cratty, Gary Donahue, Gordon Laycock and Norm Bows. Kaiser was played on April 25 with 10 in attendance. Pat and Reg Turner were the hosts and also provided the lunch. The winers were Ken Pearce,
Mildred Henne and Helen Kanz. Cribbage was played on May 2 with 12 people in attendance. Barb and Don Swyryda were the hosts and brought lunch for everyone. The winners were Ken Pearce, Richard Boisvert and Don Swyryda. Bingo was played on March 27 with Christie Ogrodnick as the caller, Kate Yaroshko collecting the tickets and Marg Molberg giving out the prizes. Lunch was provided by Christie Ogrodnick. The half-n-half winner was Marie Roesch with Jack Brown winning the blackout bingo. At the April 10 bingo the caller was Emily Liska with Agnes Small working the ﬂoor and Hazel Watson giving out the prizes. Lunch was provided by Emily Liska. The half-n-half winner was Laura Campbell and Willa McIlwain won the blackout bingo. The April 24 bingo half-n-half winner was Barb Swyryda and Raeann Gidluck won the blackout. The caller for the afternoon was Jim Hoult. Betty Mundt worked the ﬂoor and Pat Turner gave out the prizes. Continued on page 7 . . .
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ASSESSMENT NOTICE Village of Perdue Notice is hereby given that the assessment roll of the Village of Perdue for the year 2014 has been prepared and is open to inspection at the ofÀce of the assessor from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the following days, Monday to Friday May 15th to June 16th, 2014. A Bylaw was pursuant to 214 of The Municipalities Act has been passed and the assessment notices have been sent as required. Any person who wishes to appeal against his or her assessment is required to Àle his or her notice of appeal, accompanied by a $25.00 appeal fee which will be returned if the appeal is successful, with: The Assessor, Village of Perdue, and P.O. Box 190, Perdue, SK, S0K 3C0 by the 16th day of June 2014. Dated this 15th day of May 2014 Andrea Ball, Clerk
New Horizons Activities by Karen Itterman Spring has ﬁnally arrived . . . the purple martins have come back to your backyard bird house. Card parties were held on March 28 and April 11. The host for the March 28 card party was Gord and Rita Besse who also provided the lunch. The winners were as follows: Cribbage winners were Richard Boisvert and Ann Muc. Kaiser winners were Grant Gamble, Helen Kanz and Barb Swyryda. The host for the April 11 card party was Joyce Colbert and she also provided the lunch. The cribbage winners were: Don Swyryda, Gabe Silvernagle and Richard Boisvert. Kaiser winners were: Ken Pearce, Doug Potter and Gord Besse. Monday afternoon Kaiser scores were as follows: March 24 – Reg Turner, Agnes Watson, Joyce Colbert, Pat Turner. HSG Joyce Colbert and Wilfred Bender. March 31 – Gord Besse, Cathy Lorenz, Marie Roesch, Agnes Watson. HSG – Grant Gamble and Reg Turner. April 7 – Gord Besse, Reg Turner, Bill Fisher, Wayne McLean. HSG Wilfred Bender and Joyce Colbert. April
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becoming overcrowded and the decaying matter was inﬁltrating the water supply. After the cholera epidemic in 1831 which killed 52,000 people the matter of how to safely bury the dead was a huge concern. Government stepped in and with the cooperation of religious authorities came up with new regulations. These regulations included large pieces of land which were located away from densely populated areas which would be used for the sole purpose of burying your loved ones. These grounds were called cemeteries. The word cemetery is a Greek term meaning “sleeping place”. As this practise became common graveyards were abandoned. In some cases the headstones and bodies were removed and other uses were found for the land. In a number of European states the use of graveyards was outlawed
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Graveyard is the older of the two terms and goes back to a time when burial grounds were located next to a church. During the Middle Ages in Europe the church possessed a lot of control. People were buried in the church they were baptized in, married in and attended and the grounds were connected to a church. Nobles and the rich were sometimes buried in crypts under the church itself. That changed during the 18th and 19th centuries when plots of land were set aside to bury the dead. There were a number of factors which brought about a change in policy. Public health became a concern. There was a rise in infectious diseases coupled with an increase in population and limited space. Consider this, in the ﬁrst 50 years of the 19th century the population of London more than doubled. Small parish churchyards were
as cemeteries were created. With the regulations in place it became common for a municipality to assume ownership of the burial ground which were independent of churches. As the immigrants migrated to the “new world” they brought their customs with them. Some of them became integrated into a new way of life but some of them were lessons learned and the establishment of a cemetery was one. It is why we have cemeteries located throughout that are owned by municipalities with regulations attached.
We were riding on the tour bus on our way to visit the graves of the Titanic victims in Halifax. For those who have visited the Maritimes you will know that there is a lot of history there. And, while we too have history on the Prairies it is not nearly as “old” as the Eastern seashore. Anyway, as we were travelling along the tour guide posed this question: “What is the difference between a graveyard and a cemetery?” Although today the two words are used interchangeably I thought there had to be a difference or the tour guide would not have asked the question. This gave rise to some thought and a number of answers from the passengers but it was indeed a very simple explanation. A graveyard is located in a churchyard whereas a cemetery is a burial ground not adjoined to a church.
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507 7th Ave W 116 Wright Cres 413 7th Ave W 409 3rd Ave E 415 2nd Ave E 211 5th Ave E 219 4th Ave E 103 Wright Cres 201 4th Ave W 124 3rd Ave W 119 2nd Ave E
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by Bob Mason
The “Green Thumb” Caper No. 2 This article is a remake (which is a little better than a remake of a remake!). But just in case some reader has forgotten what a great gardener I am, here goes! Some years ago Yours Truly sent a few lines in to The Independent about his expertise as a gardener – I didn’t get that “green thumb” for nothing; I just wore that copper ring for too long! Dad always made sure that our garden plots got the ﬁrst “stone boats” full of manure every winter (well, he had to make sure that the “handyman” earned his $11.00 per day, eh?) and every year as they planted the rows of seeds, they shot right
up. We always had lots of vegetables to eat. As a matter-of-fact, some of our tomatoes even tasted like tomatoes! And we weren’t alone either! Everyone around seemed to have good gardens! Mebbe it was because they got so much care! In the 1930’s, when there wasn’t much grain growing in our ﬁelds, our gardens always produced enough to keep us! We even kept a few bees now and then, and even though some of the years were very dry, they must have found a few ﬂowers to get their honey from! We did alright though, at least, as young boys, we thought we did! And then, darn it
all, just as things were getting good again, along came WWII, and guess who was 20 years old in 1939! Also, guess who ate tinned and dehydrated vegetables for the next few years! I was going to make a few smart remarks there, about army cooks, but mebbe some of those guys can shoot straight enough to kill me! Some of them sure didn’t cook that well! So, when the “Great Unpleasantness” was over, being farmers, back we go to the same old row! For years there, I thought we did pretty well! Besides raising a few children, we raised some darn good gardens, too! We were getting along okay, we thought, when all of a sudden a wandering polio bug jumped out of the bushes and threw Y.T. for a 10 yard toss! A fellow can’t say too much about the attitude of Phyllis! Through thick and thin, she has stuck with me for quite a few years now. We had to give up on a few of the great dreams we had, but we had to slow down too! It turned out to be a kind of gradual thing, and she
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to stop them, some stubborn weeds just kept on growing and growing! Yours Truly has to mention about that Murphy fellow again (He is the fellow who made all those oddball laws!). Y.T. might have been out there helping Robertson build roads, but Murphy snuck into our garden and scattered a bunch of weeds all around. It was either Murphy or “Hook” who “borrowed” a few cobs of corn every now and then, too! Finally Y.T. got a job working for Cominco Potash, and after 10 years at the mine, north of Delisle, came home! It seems to be a well-known fact that “old” guys try to force their ancient ideas on younger people (and vice versa!). So, guess who (hoe in hand) is to be found out in the garden, trying to hook the weeds away from his plants, eh? There are a few conditions about this “getting old” stuff that don’t appeal to me that much, and that is because after a few rows of this “hoe-handling” business, a fellow makes an excuse to himself that he needs a drink or something, plods into the house, ﬁnds the nearest couch and rests for a few minutes. Or mebbe he jots a few lines for The Independent . . . Note: I’m not too sure why this is, but whenever
Y.T. gets all set to scrawl a few lines about his gardening “Know How), he often ends up telling about his golﬁng “No How”! And it is even more embarrassing when you start off for the garden and you wife says “How come you have a three-iron in your hand instead of a hoe?” It has always bothered me about gardening in Saskatchewan! How come they can “ﬂy in” vegetables from California, cheaper than we can raise them here at home? If they could make their tomatoes taste like tomatoes, Yours Truly would gladly turn in his hoe for a three-iron! Mebbe he will anyway! The main trouble with that attitude is that by the time we get good enough to put Mike Weir out of business, we might not be able to lift a putter anymore ourselves! Final word: If you happen to be driving by some day and see an exyoung fellow staggering around in his back yard garden, say to your grandchildren: “That old guy used to have a ‘green thumb’ one time Now look at him!” My Dad’s ambition was full of meaning Not that he valued weather much But because, to him, in a wheat-ﬁeld greening Was a bit of creation that he could touch!
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For Health’s Sake! by Carmen McGregor, B.S.P., Biggar Pharmasave Treating Head Lice
What are head lice? Head lice are tiny bugs the size of a sesame seed. Young lice, or nymphs, are clear, but as they feed on blood they become a reddish-brown to black colour. Usually head lice do not cause health problems, but they can be annoying. Getting head lice does
not mean a person is dirty, but rather that they have been near someone with head lice. How do you get head lice? While head lice do not ﬂy or jump, they can move quickly. Head lice travel from person to person after close contact. Sharing of hats, brushes, combs, or pillows can easily spread head lice from one person to the next. Close head-to-head
contact, such as when children are playing together, can also spread head lice. How do I know if my child has head lice? Children with head lice may complain of their head itching. Some children may also have red bumps on their scalp. If you look closely you may see the live lice, but not always. Seeing nits, or lice eggs, is often the only way to tell your child has
Diamond Lodge News by Karen Kammer Hello to everyone! It’s that time of year, the farmers are busy seeding. We sure hope the weather holds up for them till they get it all ﬁnished. We’d like to tell you about the activities we’ve done this week. Monday morning we exercised. In the afternoon we played swing bowl. Tuesday morning we had current events. The afternoon was ﬁlled with awesome music from the Singing Grandpas. The residents love their music and some got up to dance. Everyone looks forward to their return and we
sure hope it’s soon. Wednesday afternoon we played lots of games. In the evening was our birthday party celebration for the birthdays in May. Again we had such a great time listening and tapping our feet to the music of Bernard Ochs, Gary Donahue, and Dennis Cratty. Thanks guys! We enjoyed it very much. Thursday morning we were lucky to have Cari McCarty bring in her cute lab puppies. There were lots of smiles when the residents held them. Thanks Cari for taking the time to share those adorable little puppies!
Friday we had barbecue club. Burgers, hot dogs, fried onions and beans were the menu. No one left hungry. Saturday morning we played scattergories. After lunch we watched a western and ate popcorn. Sunday morning we celebrated Mother’s Day with a tea. In the afternoon, Perdue United Church came and did a lovely service for us. Happy Mother’s Day to all the awesome moms out there. “When I count my blessings, I count you twice.” Have a great week!
. . . New Horizons, cont. from pg 5 Carpet bowling on March 25 had the team of Pat Turner, Mildred Henne, Florence Hammond, Emily Liska and Jean Tweedle coming in ﬁrst place. Second place winners were Aileen Smith, Barb Swyryda, June Hoppe, Marie Roesch and Dinah Kegler. April 8 – ﬁrst place winners were Barb Swyryda, Pat Turner and Gail Herzberg. Second place winners
were Marie Roesch, Mildred Henne and Dinah Kegler. April 22 – ﬁrst place winners were Dinah Kegler, Emily Liska and Agnes Small. Second place winners were Marie Roesch, Pat Turner, Mildred Henne and Jean Tweedle. April 29 ﬁrst place winners were Dinah Kegler, Pat Turner, Jean Tweedle and Ed Smith. Second place winners were Mildred Henne, Don
Swyryda, Barb Swyryda and Emily Liska. Carpet bowling is ﬁnished for the season, resuming again in the fall. The courtesy car stats for the past few months are as follows: March, 589 trips, and April, 558. “No one notices your tears. No one notices your sorrows. No one notices your pains. But everyone notices your mistakes.” Anonymous
lice. The tiny yellowishwhite oval nits are attached to the hair shaft and may be confused with dandruff. Unlike dandruff, nits are not ﬂaky or easily removed from the hair. Nits may be found throughout the hair, but are most often seen at the back of the head, just above the neck, or behind the ears. How do you treat head lice? Once you know your child has head lice, you should begin treatment. Use of over-the-counter (OTC) lice products is the ﬁrst step. Experts recommend products containing permethrin one per cent (Nix, Kwellada-P) or pyrethrins (R&C, others). These have a long track record of safety and efﬁcacy. Lindane (Hexit, others) should not be used in children less than 2 years old. Do not use it in anyone with a history of seizures. Other options are the non-insecticides Nyda, Resultz, and Zap. When using any lice product, the directions should be carefully followed. To reduce body exposure to lice products, the child should not sit in the bath water while the hair is being rinsed. In addition to use of these lice products, you may also want to remove the nits using a ﬁne-tooth nit comb. Proper nit removal may help the products work better. Experts also recommend a second treatment with lice products seven to 10 days after the ﬁrst treatment, to kill remaining lice or lice that have just hatched. Keep in mind itching can
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occur after treatment. This does not mean your child still has head lice. But if after two treatments you still see live lice, you should call your child’s prescriber. Don’t use unproven remedies like mayonnaise, petrolatum jelly (Vaseline), olive oil, butter, Cetaphil, or tea tree oil. Also, don’t use dangerous chemicals such as rubbing alcohol, kerosene, gasoline, or paint thinners. Once I’ve treated my child, how do I keep them lice free? Going overboard with house cleaning is not necessary. Wash things that have been in close contact with your child’s head (e.g., hats, pillowcases, brushes). Also wash clothes, bedding, and towels used by your child within the previous two days. Use hot water (66 degrees C) and/or dry them in a hot dryer for 15 minutes. Items that can’t be washed or placed in the dryer can be vacuumed or stored in a sealed plastic bag for two weeks. The use of lice sprays on furniture is not recommended. Carefully check your child’s hair (and their brothers’ and sisters’ hair too!) for several weeks after treatment. Then continue to check their hair every now and again. The sooner you know your child has lice, the easier it is to treat it and keep it from spreading.
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Economic driver hitting the ﬁelds
by Calvin Daniels
It’s the middle of May and that means farmers across the Canadian Prairies are hitting the ﬁelds in what is one of the biggest annual economic stimulators for the regions. There is still a vision among many of farms as quaint, idyllic operations, the stuff of children’s storybooks, but that is about as far from the truth as the moon being made of cheese.
Biggar Air Cadets supports STARS . . . STARS Air Ambulance’s (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society) Cindy Seidl, centre, accepts a cheque from Melanie Sittler, right, and Jennifer Massie, both on behalf of Biggar Air Cadet No. 300 Fisher Squadron. The $460 support from Air Cadets to STARS came from money raised at a May 9 barbecue. (Independent Photo by Daryl Hasein)
Today farming is big business with investments in most farms larger than most businesses in a city such as Yorkton. There is of course the massive capital investment of a farm these days. Land values are climbing steadily as recent numbers indicate. “Average farmland values continued to rise nationally in 2013,” according to the most recent
Farmland Values Report released by Farm Credit Canada (FCC). Those increases were particularly signiﬁcant in Saskatchewan. “The average value of farmland in Saskatchewan increased by 28.5 per cent in 2013. Saskatchewan experienced the highest average increase in Canada, yet the average land price in Saskatchewan is still less expensive than in the neighbouring provinces. The latest increase is part of a trend that shows farmland values rising in that province since 2002. Saskatchewan farmland values increased by 19.7 per cent in 2012 and 22.9 per cent in 2011,” detailed the FCC release. Farmland values last decreased in 1992, when they dropped by 2.1 per cent.
Go to buy a new fourwheel drive tractor, an air seeder and a combine, and you will chew through a million bucks rather quickly. And so you get the idea of investment. But there is also the annual operation costs associated with growing a crop. And those costs are huge on an individual farm, and become economically signiﬁcant provincially when taken across the entire farm sector. When a farmer goes to seed a canola crop he can be investing up to $300 an acre, depending on variety, the level of fertilizer and micronutrients applied, and of course what
crop protection products might be required to deal with weeds and insects, of in-crop diseases. It doesn’t take long doing the math to see that would translate to near ﬁve grand per quarter. On a modest ﬁve section farm that means a farmer is investing near $100,000 to plant a crop. Across Saskatchewan and the Prairies that multiplies quickly. And it is money which rolls through the economy in numerous ways, from paying the wages at crop insurance, to keeping bulk fuel operators in business, to paying the wages of custom fertilizer and chemical applicators, not to mention buying
seed from area seed growers, and of course paying staff on the farm itself. All those investment dollars by a farm fed through various agricultural businesses within communities large and small across the Prairies. When we drive by a local restaurant, or clothing store, we recognize the entrepreneurship behind such a business, but we don’t always think the same thing seeing a farmer working in the ﬁeld. But at this time of year we should take a minute to appreciate just what farming does for our economy each time the season turn to spring.
Governments support agriculture processors Last week, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced $6.3 million to help 14 companies increase productivity, competitiveness and efﬁciency. Funding will be provided over two years through the Saskatchewan Lean Improvements in Manufacturing (SLIM) program. “Achieving greater efﬁciencies is critical to a business’ success,” said Ritz. “When agribusiness processors achieve greater
efﬁciencies, they improve not only their businesses, but also the bottom line of our farmers and the longterm prosperity for the Canadian economy.” “Improving processes and adopting new technologies helps agri-businesses increase productivity and remain competitive,” Stewart said. “Increasing value-added production is a priority for our government and a goal set out in the Saskatchewan Plan for Growth. This funding will help us achieve that goal.” The SLIM program provides funding to help processors adopt best practices, new technologies and state-of-the-art processes that lead to improvements in productivity and efﬁciency. These improvements help companies that operate in Saskatchewan to increase output
using existing resources. The federal-provincial funding of $6.3 million will be augmented by the applicants’ planned contribution of more than $25.5 million, leading to a total investment of more than $31.8 million. “This program will help our organization identify inefﬁciencies, implement process changes, purchase new equipment and create process improvements that lets us increase capacity and be more competitive,” InfraReady Products Ltd. President Mark Pickard said. The SLIM Program is part of the Growing Forward 2 framework, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative with a ﬁve-year investment of $388 million in Saskatchewan for strategic initiatives.
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Legislation introduced to improve provincial electoral process The provincial government is introducing amendments to make it easier for Saskatchewan residents to vote in future provincial elections. The Election Amendment Act, 2014 will establish a permanent voter registry and remove the requirement for door-todoor enumeration. A ﬁnal door-to-door count will be taken prior to the next election. The Act will also remove restrictions on
who can vote at advance polls and provide for homebound voting for voters with a disability. “Our goal with these amendments is to improve voter access to the electoral process in future elections,” Justice Minister and Attorney General Gordon Wyant said. “We want to ensure every Saskatchewan resident has the opportunity to participate in the electoral process, particularly those who face
personal challenges in casting their vote.” The new homebound voting provisions will allow voters with a disability to apply to have election ofﬁcials come to their home to take their vote. Additional changes will broaden voter assistance provisions and make it easier for voters to designate a friend or access an interpreter to help them cast their vote. The Act also makes Saskatchewan the ﬁrst juris-
Bob Mason celebrated his 95th birthday on May 8. On Saturday May 10, the New Horizons in Perdue was full to capacity when family and friends gathered to help Bob celebrate his 95th birthday. Bob continues to write each day, still bowls each week during bowling season, and loves to go for a round of golf. Congratulations to Bob and many more. In the picture, Bob and Phyllis Mason.
diction in Canada to provide special residence recognition to voters serving in the Canadian Armed Forces. Active members of the military from Saskatchewan will retain their Saskatchewan residency while serving outside the province. Members of the Armed Forces coming from outside the province to serve in Sas-
katchewan will immediately be able to vote in provincial elections. “We recognize the sacriﬁce our military makes to protect this country and are proud to be the ﬁrst jurisdiction in Canada to implement this change,” Wyant said. “It’s important that the men and women who serve in our military be given every op-
portunity to participate in the democracy they work so diligently to protect.” These changes will go into effect prior to the next general election. The proposed improvements to The Elections Act were developed in consultation with the ofﬁcial opposition.
You know, Mom, I’ll only do this because it’s you . . . Braxton Savostianik paints up his mom, Rochelle’s nails, May 12, as the kids of St. Gabriel School treated those really special ladies to a bit of pampering. Massages, treats, manicures, a bit of singing . . . Mom was the Queen on the day.
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Biggar Fire Fighters hosted their EMS and RCMP counterparts, at the Ă€re hall, May 8, to give area students a chance to see all that goes on in the world of rescue and police service. 1, 8. Students had the opportunity to try on Ă€re gear. 2, 6, 9. Biggar EMS gave students an opportunity to try their hand at resuscitation, and get a look at all the available equipment used to bring life back. 3, 4, 5. High atop the town - Biggar Fire Department shows off its new ladder truck. 7. Biggar RCMP talk about the legal implications of risky behaviour. The day was part of the PARTY Program held earlier in the day. (Independent Photos by Kevin Brautigam)
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Graduating Class of 2014 • May 24 clockwise from left…
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THE INDEPENDENT, BIGGAR, SK - 13 D-Backs go 2-0 on weekend vs S’toon teams . . . A Bantam pitcher looks for the strike zone, Saturday, as the Biggar D-Backs hosted three Saskatoon teams at the Rec Complex. The D-Backs, a combined squad of area ball players, played two of the three ‘Toon teams, posting 13-0 and 19-7 wins. (Independent Photo by Daryl Hasein)
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Karate Club competes at Championship in Lloyd The students of the Biggar Karate club attended the 29th Annual Genbukai Karate Championship in Lloydminster on April 12. There were over 300 competitors ranging from beginning white belts to fourth degree black belts. All showed good sportsmanship and athletic abilities. Events included kata, weapons kata, and kumite (sparring). Adult beginners participated in
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Government launches New Horizons for Seniors Program 2014-2015 call for proposals for community-based projects The Government of Canada is seeking applications for projects that will help Canadian seniors use their leadership abilities, skills and experience to continue to make a difference in their communities through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP). “Our government recognizes that seniors have helped build our country and continue to contribute their skills and experiences to communities and workplaces across Canada,” said the Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors). “Through initiatives such as the NHSP, we are empowering seniors by supporting projects that help improve their well-being and maintain a good quality of life.” Organizations may receive up to $25,000 in grant funding. Projects must address one or more of the program’s ﬁve objectives: volunteering, mentoring, expanding awareness of elder abuse, social par-
ticipation and capital assistance. Over 1,770 NHSP community-based projects were approved through the 2013-2014 call for proposals, for a total of more than $33.4 million in funding. NHSP communitybased projects help empower seniors to share their knowledge, skills and experiences with others and support communities by increasing their capacity to address
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LANDIS SCHOOL JUNE 27 - JUNE 29 Friday, June 27… Informal Social at the Lions Park Saturday June 28… Registration, 11 a.m - 1 p.m. at the school Open House, 2 - 5 p.m. Program, 3 p.m. Banquet and Dance, 6 p.m. - 2 a.m. Sunday, June 29… Pancake Breakfast, 8 - 11 a.m. Visiting & Farewells.
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OBITUARIES Elizabeth Isabel Thorsteinson Elizabeth Isabel Thorsteinson, 90 years of age, of Saskatoon, went to her Heavenly home on May 7, 2014 at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, Sask. Elizabeth was born in Springwater, Sask. to Walton and Mary Heworth on December 1, 1923. She attended school in Springwater and then Normal School in Saskatoon. After a brief teaching career in Willow¿eld and Spinney Hill, she married Art Becker. They raised seven children and took in numerous foster children on the family farm. She found time in her busy life to garden, sew, quilt and be an active member of her community and church. After Art’s passing she married Rusty Thorsteinson. Even after Rusty’s passing she continued to live in Spinney Hill until the age of 85 years. At that time she moved to a seniors apartment in Saskatoon and resided there until her passing. Elizabeth was predeceased by her husbands, Arthur Becker and Rusty Thorsteinson; her children, Tessa and Michael; her great grandchildren, Taylynn and Tannon; her parents, Walton and Mary Heworth; and her brother, George Heworth. She is survived by her children: Donald (Dorothy) Becker, Mary (Tony) Caleo, Gary (Shirley) Becker, Patricia (Bill) Jerome, Louise (Cal) Knowles, Myron (Nesta) Becker; her 13 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her step-children: Barbara Peters, Grant (Laura) Thorsteinson, Boyd (Elaine) Thorsteinson, seven step grandchildren and 16 step great grandchildren. In lieu of Àowers, memorial donations may be made to the Spinney Hill Cemetery, St. Ann’s Senior Citizens Village Corporation or any charity pertaining to children.
THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014
OBITUARIES The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff of the Emergency and Neurology Departments at the Royal University Hospital, St. Ann’s Chapel, Holy Spirit Parish and Mourning Glory Funeral Home. The Vigil for Elizabeth will be held at St. Ann’s Chapel, 2910 Louise Street, Saskatoon, on FRIDAY, May 16, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. with Monsignor Senger of¿ciating. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church, 114 Kingsmere Place, Saskatoon, on SATURDAY, May 17 at 10:30 a.m. Rite of Committal at Spinney Hill Cemetery will follow the luncheon at Holy Spirit. Arrangements in care of John Schachtel - MOURNING GLORY FUNERAL SERVICES (306978-5200) www.mourningglory. ca 20p1
MEMORIALS FARRELL, James: March 15, 1994 (20 years); FARRELL, Mae: July 11, 2011 (3 years); ROBB, Edward: May 12, 1969 (45 years); ROBB, Jean: May 10, 2004 (10 years); “Four special smiles, four special faces In our hearts, four special places, Memories are a gift we treasure Ours of you will last forever.” Lovingly remembered, Ed, Wendy and family 20p1
CARD OF THANKS The family of Tanys Anderson would like to send a heartfelt thank you to everyone for the kind words, visits, prayers, support, food, Àowers, cards, phone calls and all other acts of kindness dudring Tanys’ stay in St. Paul’s Hospital and after her passing. Thank you to Dr. Muller, Biggar Ambulance and the staff at St. Paul’s Hospital. Thank you to Father Bedard for the beautiful service, Altar Servers, and the St. Gabriel’s Church Choir and Gerri Angelopoulos, Peggy L’Hoir and Karen Jiricka. Thank you to Bob Clothier and Ed Young of Grondin Funeral Services for your professionalism and compassion. Thank you also to Rodney Meger for the audio/visual you provided at the service. Thank you to the Diamond Lodge staff for the Honour Guard following the service, it was a beautiful tribute that will never be forgotten. Thank you to the CWL for preparing and serving lunch. Thank you to Lisa Haynes and Sarah Peiffer for the beautiful eulogy and slideshow at the lunch. Thank you to everyone who donated to the Trust Fund that is set up at Biggar Credit Union for Ryder, Avery and Hudson. Everyone’s kindness, love, compassion and generosity to our families has been overwhelming and will never be forgotten. God bless you all…Morgan, Ryder, Avery and Hudson; Denis and Karen Robillard and families; Eugene and Barb Anderson and famlies. gfsnc1 I would like to thank the Porter Community and Landis CWL for naming me as Mother of the Year to represent Landis this year. Thanks for the bingo on April 29 and the beautiful gifts, tea and gifts in Biggar on May 6. I appreciated all the people that attended both events. Thank you, Ruth Archdekin 20p1
CARD OF THANKS The family of the late Leila Oesch would like to thank all who phoned, gave Àowers, food and cards in the loss of a mother, mother-in-law, grandma, sister and friend. Thank you to all the staff at the Diamond Lodge and Dr. Muller for her care. A private family service will be held at a later date. Thank you from… Curt (Melody), Kaylee and Jalyn Oesch; Sharon (Garry), Corey (Darla) and Christopher Faye; and Sandy Oesch. 20p1
COMING EVENTS SUNDAYS in MAY: Presbyterians, Anglicans and Lutherans (PALs) will be worshipping at St. Paul’s Anglican Church at 10:30 a.m. May 25, potluck after service. Everyone is welcome. For more information or pastoral services, phone Pastor Mark Kleiner at 306-948-3731 or 306-951-7122. 48/10tfn SUNDAYS… You are invited to the weekly services of Biggar Associated Gospel Church, corner of 8th and Quebec Street @ 10:50 a.m.; Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. Everyone is welcome to join us. Pastor Wicks can be reached in the of¿ce at 306948-3424, Tuesday through Thursday. 36tfn MAY 6 - 25: Biggar & District Arts Council invites art lovers to the Annual Adjudicated Show at Credit Union Gallery in Biggar Museum. Open Monday to Friday, 1 - 5 p.m. Adjudication by Regina artist Donna Kreikle, SATURDAY, MAY 24 at 1:30 p.m.; A Workshop on Colour will be presented by Kreikle, Friday, May 23, 6 - 9 p.m. continuing, Saturday, May 24, 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Cost $20, open to the public. 18c4 BOOK LAUNCH for Merle Massie’s “Forest Prairie Edge”, THURSDAY, MAY 15 at McNally Robinson, Saskatooon, @ 7 p.m. with Bill Waiser; THURSDAY, MAY 22 at Weasie’s Gourmet Blends, Biggar @ 1 p.m.; and THURSDAY, MAY 29 at Indigo Books, Saskatoon @ 7 p.m. Everyone welcome! 20p3 THURSDAY, MAY 22: 6:30 p.m., #300 Fisher Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron Annual Ceremonial Review and Change of Command Ceremony at BCS 2000. Everyone welcome. 19c3 May 30, 31 and June 1: Town and Country Fair Days, parade, food, church, rodeo queen crowning, ……. Watch paper for further happenings! 19c4 SUNDAY, JUNE 1: Sapsford Show & Shine, Fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Research and Awareness, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Silent Auction, BBQ and Car Show. 20 km east of Biggar or 10 km west of Perdue on Highway 14. 20c3 MONDAY, JUNE 9: Biggar Family Centre Annual General Meeting, 7 p.m. at the Family Centre. If you are interested in sitting on the board, there are vacancies. This is open to the public so please consider this your invitation. 20c4 CANMORE EAGLES “ ROCKY MOUNTAIN” HOCKEY SCHOOL \endash August 11-15 or 18-22. Two on-ice sessions daily, lunch and jersey. Patrick Marleau con¿rmed for August 11-15. $450. Ages 5-16. More info at canmoreeagles.com
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PROPERTY AUCTION Harold Naprawa, May 30, 2014 6pm. 7 Main St., Otthon, SK. 1176 sq. ft. bungalow, misc. garage and household items. www. ukrainetzauction.com Karla’s Auction 306-782-0787
BOSCH Mixers $229 & up, New! VITAMIX Blenders >w/ low jar, SPIRAL slicers, Omega Juicers $229 & up, BUNN Coffee makers, KITCHENAID 7qt Mixers $569.99 1.3hp. Call Hometech 1-888-692-6724 Regina
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WANTED Four Bourgault Titan II packer arms, 306-948-3474 40tfn Old battery collection, Fisher #300 Cadet Squadron. Drop off at the Biggar Land¿ll OR contact Quentin Sittler at 306-658-2132 3tfn Main Street Garage Sale is accepting donations of all items in clean and working condition. Please phone 306-948-1773 or 306-948-5393. Pickup available. 32tfn
CARS & TRUCKS 1997 Chev door grey, maintained, $3,200 obo 5472
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19p3 Wrecking auto-trucks: Parts to ¿t over 500 trucks. Lots of Dodge, GMC, Ford, imports... We ship anywhere. Lots of Dodge, diesel, 4x4 stuff... Trucks up to 3 tons. North-East Recyclers 780-8750270 (Lloydminster). Guaranteed approval drive away today! We lend money to everyone. Fast approvals, best interest rates. Over 500 vehicles sale priced for immediate delivery OAC. 1-877-796-0514. www.yourapprovedonline.com.
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LIVESTOCK 2-yr old Red Angus Bulls, semen tested. Clinton Weekes, 306-948-5225/Doug Weekes, 306-948-2077 19p4 Registered yearling and 2-yr. old Black Angus bulls for sale. Moderate birth weights, quiet and easy to handle. Contact Mark Haynes, 306-948-2563 or 306-948-7621, Haynes Angus, Biggar, Sask. 15c12
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PEDIGREED SEED for Spring 2014
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(306) 932-4409 Where Quality Comes First! HEATED CANOLA WANTED!! - GREEN CANOLA - SPRING THRASHED - DAMAGED CANOLA FEED OATS WANTED!! - BARLEY, OATS, WHT - LIGHT OR TOUGH - SPRING THRASHED HEATED FLAX WANTED!! HEATED PEAS HEATED LENTILS "ON FARM PICKUP" Westcan Feed & Grain 1-877-250-5252 Forage seed for sale: Organic and conventional: Sweet Clover, Alfalfa, Red Clover, Smooth Brome, Meadow Brome, Crested Wheatgrass, Timothy, etc. Free Delivery! Birch Rose Acres Ltd. 306-863-2900
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HOUSES for SALE House for sale in Landis, Sask. Double corner lot, directly across from the school. Three bedrooms, full basement, good size kitchen with lots of cupboards; washer, dryer, fridge, stove, built in dishwasher and microwave included. Large shed with good garden spot; deck on back of house. REDUCED to $40,000 obo. Would make a great starter home or retirement home. For more information call (306) 948-7161. 38tfn MODULINE MANUFACTURED HOME “Mansura” Eclipse reduced for immediate sale. Tons of options. To see this home call 1-855-380-2266. See this on our Craigs Home website; www. craigshomesales.com.
HOUSES FOR RENT Two-bedroom house with 1.5 bathrooms, $850/month plus utilities and damage deposit. Fridge, stove, dishwasher, washer and dryer included. Main Àoor laundry, basement could be turned into additional bedroom. Attached oversized, heated garage with door opener, newly renovated and very clean. Fenced yard with stone patio area. Available May 1st. Phone 306-220-7509 18p3 Two and Three-bedroom houses for rent. Close to downtown and school. Fridge and stove included. For viewing call 306948-3674 or 306-948-9517 or 306-948-7022. 50tfn SPRING SALE ON NOW! Canadian built by Moduline 1520 sq. ft. Temora $99,900 1216 sq. ft. Oasis/Villa $79,900 960 sq. ft. Tuscan $69,900 Call Stan 306-496-7538 1-888-699-9280
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LAND FOR SALE For Sale… R.M. of Glenside #377, SE-23-38-13-W3, cottage, hay and hunting land, 160 acres with bush, sloughs and spring. $109,000 obo. Write, Box 103, Perdue, SK, S0K 3C0 19p3 8.5 connected quarters of mixed farm land with options on a grazing lease not far from there. Deeded assessment is $536,400.00. Contact Neil at 587-889-3460.
HOUSES for SALE 420-2nd Ave. East, Biggar… 2 bdrm bungalow on well treed corner lot. Needs work, $64,500. Phone 306-948-5466 for details. 19p3
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Part-time Optometric Assistant
Dr. Kirk Ewen, Optometrist If YOU are… • Moving • Expecting a Baby • Planning a Wedding • Anticipating Retirement Call WELCOME WAGON at
306.948.4141 - Sherry Thompson We have gifts and information www.welcomewagon.ca Biggar & District Arts Council are available for bar tending services at your functions/events. Contact Denise at 306-948-2452. 40tfn CUSTOM ROOFING INC. Full Service Roo¿ng. Great Rates! Residential & Commercial. 50 Years in Sask. Shingle - Tar & Gravel - Torch On Repairs. Full Liability & WCB - BBB Member FREE ESTIMATES 306-2444343
OWNER OPERATORS REQUIRED Looking for owner operators to haul asphalt oil within MB, SK, AB, and North Dakota. Loaded and empty miles paid equally. Contact Tyler for details 204.571.0187 email@example.com
at Doctors Vision Care in Biggar, located at 223 Main St., Biggar Tuesdays, 7:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. $14/hr starting wage. Must be friendly, professional and willing to learn. Our optometry ofÀce has an entirely electronic workÁow, utilizing electronic medical records, autorefractor/ autokeratometer, retinal photography, iCare rebound tonometry and an ocular coherence tomography scanner. All speciÀc training will be provided but a prerequisite competency with computers and technology is required. A resume will be required to be considered for the position. Applications and inquiries shall be directed to Kirk at 306-361-8895 or to firstname.lastname@example.org
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Heavy Equipment Operators for late model CAT equip: motor scrapers (cushion ride), dozers, excavators, rock trucks, graders (trim operators). Camp job. Competitive wages plus R & B. Valid drivers license req’d. Send resume and work references to: Bryden Construction and Transport Co. Inc. Box 100, Arborﬁeld, Sk. S0E 0A0; Fax: 306-769-8844 Email: brydenconstruct@ xplornet.ca AUTOMOTIVE or HEAVY DUTY TECHNICIAN and/or Third or Fourth Year Apprentice Wanted. Contact Ivan @ 780-499-2504 OR email@example.com Temporary Accommodations Available PUT YOUR EXPERIENCE to work The job service for people aged 45 and over across Canada. Free for candidates. Register now at: www.thirdquarter.ca or Call Toll-Free: 1-855-286-0306. Reporter/Photographer required. Willing to train on the job, must have a valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle. Full-time or part-time, wages commensurate with experience and education. Gas allowance, group bene¿ts and company pension plan.Send resume to Weyburn Review, Box 400, Weyburn, Sk S4H 2K4, email: dward@weyburnreview. com or fax 306-842-0282. WINCH TRACTOR OPERATORS. Must have experience operating a winch. To apply fax, email or drop off resume at the of¿ce. Phone 780842-6444. Fax 780-842-6581. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Mail: H&E Oil¿eld Services Ltd., 2202 - 1 Ave., Wainwright, AB, T9W 1L7. For more employment information see our webpage: www.heoil.com.
ClassiÀcation: HR Consultant Location: Wilkie/Biggar Category: part time
Salary: Based on education/experience Start Date: June 2, 2014 Date posted: May 12, 2014
Immediate supervisor: Executive Director Duties and responsibilities: • Works with union executive to ensure good union/employer relations • Ensuring policies adhere to all relevant Saskatchewan legislated standards (i.e. OHS legislation, Labour Standards, WCB) • Advises management staff on full cycle recruitment in an unionized environment • Database management tasks as required • Other duties as required
Required prerequisites • CHRP designation and 3 to 5 years experience in a HR/labour relations role. A combination of experience and education may be considered. • Knowledge and experience with Microsoft OfÀce Suite of products • Knowledge and experience working with union executives. • Knowledge of Saskatchewan Labour standards, WCB beneÀts/OHS legislation. • Strong knowledge in full cycle recruitment in an unionized environment. • Ability to identify HR issues that could affect business operations • May be required to travel • May have some after hours work • Must possess a valid Saskatchewan Driver’s license • Must provide a Criminal Record Check prior to employment • Familiarity and desire to work within the disability sector Applications will be accepted until May 23, 2014 and should be faxed, emailed or mailed to: Attn: Staci Walker 104 - 7th West Wilkie, SK S0K 4@W0 Fax: 306-843-2085 Email: email@example.com
Wet weather slows seeding operations Despite a cool and wet start to spring, seeding has begun in some parts of the province according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s Weekly Crop Report for the period April 29 to May 5. The southwestern region is reporting that two per cent of the crop is now in the ground, while some producers in the southeastern and westcentral regions are just beginning to seed. The majority of producers will begin seeding in the next week or so. Precipitation this
week ranged from trace amounts to 39 millimetres in the southeast. Many areas of the province have received more than 100 millimetres of precipitation since April 1, which has delayed seeding. Provincially, cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 30 per cent surplus, 67 per cent adequate and three per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is 18 per cent surplus, 79 per cent adequate and three per cent short.
Farmers are busy moving cattle, preparing machinery and starting to seed.
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… Council, cont. from pg 3 to Main Street, entering Main Street at Eighth Avenue and proceeding south on Main Street to First Avenue, proceeding west on First Avenue to Queen Street,proceeding north on Queen Street to Second Avenue, then west on Second Avenue to Quebec Street, then south on Quebec Street ot First Avenue to disperse at Petro Canada on First Avenue West, be approved and that the request to block off trafﬁc from Main Street at Second Avenue, Third Avenue, Fourth Avenue, Fifth Avenue, Sixth Avenue, and Seventh Avenue for the parade be approved conditional to sufﬁcient barricades being available; and that they be granted permission to use the Town ﬂags in the parade
and that the street sweeper will be available to follow up for clean up after the parade. Council resolved that the Town of Biggar enter into a Loan Agreement with the Western
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306-948-3389 Journeymen Plumber, Gas Fitter, & Electrician on staff
HEALTH/WELLNESS Jacklin Andrews, MSW Family Therapist and Marriage Commissioner (Wilkie)
• Five Inch Seamless • Fascia • Call now to secure your spot
Dan… 306-281-5090 Chad… 306-280-1524 Email: chadnixey@ hotmail.com
Weight Loss & Wellness Centre
• ‘Ideal Protein’ Weight Loss • ‘Slender You’ Figure Salon Weight Loss Coach Anne G. Livingston 317 Main St., Biggar
Call Making Biggar Smaller!
• residential or acreage • FREE estimates and fence designing • full service or premade for the do-it-yourself handyman • tongue and groove style
306-951-7666, Murray; 306-948-2953, Walter (h)
~ Gift CertiÅcates ~ Evening, Saturday and in-home appointments available. 306-948-2548 or 948-9710
Perdue Massage Clinic Registered Massage Therapist (MTAS) Evenings and Saturday appointments available.
Phone or Text:
306-321-4991 Website: www.perdue massageclinic.com www.facebook.com/ perduemassageclinic
New Beginnings Wellness Centre “Putting PERSONAL back into ﬁtness training!” Wayne Baldwin, PFT, CPTA, CNHC
Specializing in Exclusive Seasonal Personal Training Sessions! …for weight loss,
Visit us @ 114- 2nd Ave. W., Biggar
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Where you can feel right at home! Phone… 306-948-2548 Cell… 306-948-8048
Fitness Centre Healthy Lifestyle Weight Loss 30-minute Circuit Personal Training Fitness Classes
…owned and operated by Brett Barber
OFFICE HOURS Monday to Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone:306.882.2123 Emergency (after hours) 306.882.2006
BIGGAR DENTAL CLINIC 104 - 6 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. th
302 Main Street, Biggar, SK
306-948-3346 …serving your community since 1972
Roe & Peszko is a full service law ofﬁce that practices… ¾ ¾ ¾ ¾
Criminal Law Commercial Law Real Estate Law Wills and Estate Law and our lawyers, William Roe, Q.C. Jason Peszko Lisa Watson look forward to assisting you and can be contacted at:
306-948-5352 or 306-244-9865
BIGGAR ACCOUNTING SERVICES
Christina Prpick of
Garry A. Faye
P. O. Box 1480 Biggar, Sask.
• Taking appointments Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays. (Saturday and evenings on request) Contact Christina @
Chartered Accountant Notary Public 201B-2nd Ave. West
Mane Essence Hair Salon
223 Main Street Biggar
Photos by Jocelyn
Box 580 Biggar, SK SOK OMO
Portraits, Family, Weddings & Sports Photography
Living Books Distributor
CAMPBELL ACCOUNTING SERVICES
306.948.2208 In Biggar Every Tuesday. see us at The Independent, 102 - 3rd Ave. West, Biggar
Stuart A. Busse, QC Larry A. Kirk, LL.B.
Doctor of Optometry
102 - 3rd Ave. W., Biggar
For FAX service,
PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION Barristers & Solicitors
115 - 1st Avenue West 1 Rosetown, Sask.
Email: email@example.com Website: www.hrblock.ca
* Limited Memberships available to fully equipped Private Fitness Studio & Cardio Room Gift Certiﬁcates available
Box 323, Biggar, SK S0K 0M0
PRAIRIE BOYZ VINYL FENCING LTD.
• Shamanic Healing • Psychosomatic Therapy • Massage • Emotional Release Therapy
DR. GLENN RIEKMAN Dentist
Offering… One-on-One Rehab & Therapy Sessions
NOW SERVING THE BIGGAR AREA FREE ESTIMATES 5-inch continuous eavestrough
body sculpting, strength training.
R.M.T. (NHPC member) Located @ New Beginnings Wellness Centre, 114 - 2nd Ave. W., BIGGAR
Biggar Professional Building, 223 Main Street, Biggar
For appointments… 1-855-651-3311
• Bookkeeping • Tax Returns • Financial Statements
Ph: 306-948-4430 or 306-948-4460 firstname.lastname@example.org 122 Main St., Biggar, SK
Please arrange to pick up your photos that have been submitted for publication. .…thanks, The Independent 122 Main St., Biggar
205-3rd Ave. East, Biggar Books, gifts, cards. Shop at my home! Call 306-948-3427 for appts.
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INVESTMENTS For all your investment needs, Visit…
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~Brian and Cathy Fick~ Dean McCallum, CFP, CIM, FCSI
Investment Advisor Credential Securities Inc.
Mutual Fund Investment Specialist, Wealth Consultant Credential Asset Management Inc.
LG, Frigidaire, Shaw, Yamaha Audio Dealer;
216 Main St., Biggar
Mutual Fund Investment Specialist Credential Asset Management Inc.
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.
M & N REPAIR 701 - 4th Ave. E., Biggar
Financial Planning Estate Planning Life Insurance 222 Main Street 306 948 5377
306.948.3996 Open Monday-Friday Mike Nahorney, Interprovincial
Heavy Truck Repair
KRF Auto Centre “Where we do it all for you!!” • Detailing • Vortex Spray-In Box Liners • Granitex Baked-on Coatings for Decks and Cement Flooring • Auto Accessories • Trailer Rentals st
227 - 1 Ave. East, Biggar
after hours George: 948-4042
1st Ave. West, Biggar
McNULTY’S MOBILE SEED CLEANING Custom Cleaning of H.R.S. & C.P. S. Wheat
Your Auto Parts and Accessories Dealer
Wylie Farms Ltd.
Open: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sat. • 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Let Vortex protect your truck and your investment with the Vortex Seamless Sprayed on Liner System Prairieland Collision Rosetown, Sask.
YH Truck, Ag & Auto • Heavy truck parts • Agriculture parts • Automotive parts & accessories www.yhtruckagauto.com
Hwy 14 East, Biggar 306-948-2109
Toll Free: 866-403-2298
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• Driveways • Concrete • Garage Pads • Pruning • Planting
Troy May, owner/operator Fax: 306.237.TROY email: firstname.lastname@example.org Super B outÀts hauling grain and fertilizer in Alberta and Saskatchewan
• Topsoil • Lawn Care • Leveling • Sod • Patio Blocks
FOR PROMPT FRIENDLY SERVICE …CALL US WITH YOUR GRAIN AND FERTIZER HAULING NEEDS. • WITH EXPERIENCED OPERATORS AND RELIABLE EQUIPMENT ‘WE WILL GET-R-DONE’
MORSE & PERDUE, SK
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:
306- 948-2807 or 948-5609 948-5394
Plant located 8 miles south of Biggar on Hwy #4, ¼ mile west on Triumph Rd.
HAULS TO THE DUMP Small moves and deliveries with ½ ton truck
Ph/fax: 306-948-3856 or cell: 306-948-7896 J. G. Smith
• custom slaughter, cut and wrapping • sausage making, curing and smoking
• sides of Beef available
Biggar Sand & Gravel • trenching • trucking • water & sewer • sand & gravel • excavating OfÀce …
HONEYBEE SEPTIC TANK SERVICE
The Country Clipper
306-658-4474, Landis THUR-O CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING Cliff Forsyth Box 736, Biggar
• All Breed Dog Grooming • Boarding Kennels (Bordetella Mandatory) • Natural health care for pets • Massage “Acupressure”
For appointments and inquiries, call
306-948-2091 Mon. - Thurs., 7 a.m. - 5 pm. 2 mi. N. on Hwy #4, 2-½ mi. E. on Golf Course Rd.
Phone: 306-948-5600 A Sign of
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.
Qualilty! • Wood, metal, plastic signs • Vehicle & window graphics • Banners, stickers and Magnetic signs
Jerry Muc Phone: 306-948-2958 Fax:
• Snow Removal • Fences …and much more
“Your complete decal and signage shop”
Modern Licenced Abbatoir
Owned & operated by Kevin Fick
306-948-3376 Corner of Main Street & 1st Avenue West, Biggar
222 Main St., Biggar
306-948-2879, evenings 306-948-7207, daytime Ed Kolenosky
SGI Safety Inspection Auto Repair
Service Truck Full Mechanical Service Mon - Fri • 8 a.m.-5 p.m. phone: George
BURNT ORANGE SOLUTIONS
Heavy Duty Journeyman Mechanic
• Computer Sales • Support and Consultancy • Backup and Disaster Recovery • Email • Wired/Wireless Networking
and Your authorized
BIGGAR LEISURE CENTRE
SaskTel Mobility and High Speed Internet Dealer
Custom Embroidery Teams, Corporate and Personal Attire Judy Kahovec…
• Laser Engraving • Promotional products (mugs, mousepad, etc)
Perdue 5-Star Service - Under NEW Management Esso Full Service Gas Bar & Restaurant 306-237-4363 Open: Monday-Sunday • 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Holidays: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Contact US for OFFICE SUPPLIES, FORMS and SERVICES… ; Faxing ; Photocopies ; Rubber Stamps ; Envelopes ; Letterheads ; Business Cards ; Receipts ; Invoices ; Statements ; Flyers ; Resumes ; Posters ; Menus ; Programs and Booklets ; Phamphlets ; Christmas letters ; File Folders ; Sticky Labels ; Address Labels ; Social Tickets ; Draw Tickets ; Calendars and Day Planners ; Presentations
Call us now for your FREE quote on all your printing needs.
306-882-4313, cell 306-831-7935
Anne G. Livingston
CertiÀed Custom Picture Framer • photographs • paintings • art prints • memorabilia • collages, etc. Call Anne @ 306-948-7274 email@example.com
Contact 306-948-3344 to have your business listed here, ask for special rates and sizes
ADVERTISING is an investment in your business.
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THE INDEPENDENT, BIGGAR, SK - 19
505 Hwy. 7 West, Rosetown, SK S0L 2V0 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
THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014
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Report from the Legislature
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by Randy Weekes, MLA, Biggar (7 May, 2014) The Saskatchewan Plan for Growth sets out our vision for a province of 1.2 million people by 2020. This is a plan for economic growth that builds on the strength of our residents, resources and innovation in order to secure a better quality of life for all Saskatchewan people. The population and economic growth we’re experiencing gives our government the ability to invest in schools, hospitals and transportation projects – one such example is the Regina Bypass. Earlier this week the Government of Canada committed up to $200 million to support the construction of what will be the biggest infrastructure project in the history of our province. The Regina Bypass plan features new roads, service roads and overpasses that will make travelling around Regina faster and safer. By using a P3 (public private partnership) model, a plan the
opposition NDP supports, the bypass is expected to be open to trafﬁc years earlier than it would under a traditional delivery model. The P3 model also encourages innovations which improve cost effectiveness, service and safety standards, trip times and overall distances. The contractor, once selected, will design, build, ﬁnance, operate and maintain the project over a 30-year period. The Regina Bypass will be owned by the Province of Saskatchewan. The beneﬁts of a growing province are also being used to improve health care in order to build a better quality of life for Saskatchewan seniors. One of the ways our government is working to do this is through the replacement of 13 long-term care facilities across the province. Just recently, the community of Rosetown celebrated the grand opening of Rose Villa – a 54-bed home that offers a comprehensive range of health services, larger private rooms, and stateof-the-art equipment.
Earlier this week, the Saskatchewan Legislative Building was home to an Olympic-sized celebration as we welcomed and congratulated the athletes, coaches and ofﬁcials who proudly represented our province and country at the 2014 Winter and Paralympic Games in Sochi. This contingent of ambassadors inspired our patriotism and represented us with enthusiasm and class. While we are proud of each of our athletes’ individual accomplishments, we also recognize a select group of those from our province who appeared on the podium. Mark McMorris, Hayley Wickenheiser, Ryan Getzlaf, Chris Kunitz and Patrick Marleau each earned medals in their respective snowboarding and hockey events. We thank them for inspiring performances and extend our thanks to their coaches, friends and families for supporting them. Many of our province’s younger athletes also made their mark recently
as Prince Albert played host to the Saskatchewan Winter Games. These games build pride, inspire dreams and develop future Olympic champions. They also serve as an excellent reminder of our growing province and the beneﬁts gained through physical activity and friendly competition. To all of the athletes, coaches, parents, volunteers and fans, thank you for contributing to a wonderful event. Through athletics, at all levels, we beneﬁt from greater physical ﬁtness, personal development and the ability to achieve our goals by working together. The success of our athletes, coaches and ofﬁcials is a testament to our amateur sport system and the thousands of volunteers who support opportunities for Saskatchewan participants to reach their personal goals and dreams. If you have a question about this Legislative report or any other matter, just contact Randy.
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