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Freezie Friends . . . A trio of tots enjoys a cold treat, Monday as a music student performs in the background. The music students of Michelle Danychuk, Joan Motz, Kolby Zagoruy and Peggy L’Hoir held an outdoor windup, ‘Swing Into Summer’ on Third Avenue and Main, complete with freezies, face painting and great music. (Independent Photo by Kevin Brautigam)


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Students from Biggar were at the Lionel A. Jones Wheatland Library learning the intricacies of the woven world, getting a preview of the upcoming Fibre Fair, June 8. Over 200 kids created their own wetfelt works which will be featured at the Fair, in addition to learning sustainability, seeing local artis’ wares, and learning a few new tricks as well as having some fun. The Biggar Fibre Fair runs as part of the Biggar Town and Country Fair Days. (Independent Photos by Kevin Brautigam)


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THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2019 Council Minute highlights

Housekeeping matters attended to at short meeting The regular meeting of Biggar Town Council was held May 7, at 7:15 p.m. in the Council Chambers. Attending the meeting were Mayor Ray Sadler, Aldermen Alan Boyle, Penny McCallum, Kevin McNicholls, Kirk Sherbino, Edward Young, and Ivan Young. Council resolved that Bylaw No. 19-817, being a bylaw respecting the Municipal Tax Tools, be read three times and adopted. Council also resolved that Bylaw No. 19-818, being a bylaw respecting the Fixed Farmland Assessment Agreement, be read three times and adopted. Council resolved that the Town Foreman be approved to purchase a 2017 GMC Sierra truck from Driving Force Saskatoon in the amount of $48,922.14, taxes included. Council resolved that the following financial reports for April 2019 be accepted as presented: Bank Reconciliation; Statement of Financial Activities. Council resolved that the General Accounts Paid in the amount of $154,993.84 and the General Accounts Payable in the amount of $37,560.64, be approved. Council resolved that the following correspondence be accepted for Council’s information and filed: PIWIK - April 2019 Web Site Report; SHA - Biggar Bites Catering Approval; Biggar Tiny Tots - Thank You and Invitation. Council resolved that the 2019 Government Operating and Capital Budget showing estimated revenues and transfers in the amount of $5,705,890 and estimated operating and capital expenditures of $5,705,000 with an estimated surplus of $890, be adopted and further, that the mill rate remain at 8.50 mills for 2019. Council resolved that the Town of Biggar enter into a Road Maintenance Agreement with Lafarge Aggregates for the transporting of sub ballast materials on Airport Road commencing May 13 and ending on June 30. Council resolved that the Town’s signing authorities executed the contract to sell Lots 1-3 Block 1 Plan 102135754

in the amount of $37,500 plus tax. Council resolved to approve the Government of Saskatchewan 2019 Mill Rates and the Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools 2019 Mill Rates. Council resolved that the Town proceed with the cleaning up on Lot 12 Block 17 Plan D4770 as per the Nuisance Order dated April 9, 2019. Council resolved that RONA Macklin be contracted to build a cold storage building to be located at the Public Works yard at a cost of $59,999.96. • Meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m.

Football stars . . . The Rec Complex is always a busy place with ball and soccer, and for many a family, the warm evenings are perfect for watching their

future football and ball stars learn the game and succeed. (Independent Photo by Kevin Brautigam)

RCMP asking for help in Wilkie/ Macklin robberies/vandals

Tickling the ivory . . . Adriana Sanchez takes everything she’s learned over the year and entertains a huge crowd at the Swing Into Summer year-end concert at the Main Street Gazebo, Monday. The outdoor concert on Third East and Main was a perfect evening featuring the talented students of Joan Motz, Michelle Danychuk, Kolby Zagoruy and Peggy L’Hoir. (Independent Photo by Kevin Brauti-

Thieves are making trouble in the Wilkie and Macklin areas, and RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance. In the first case, Unity RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the subject(s) responsible for the theft from and damages to eight new diesel trucks at the Ford dealership in the Town of Wilkie. The theft was discovered on May 17th, and is believed to have occurred in the early morning hours of that date. In total eight new diesel truck Catalytic Converters were stolen. The damages to the trucks is estimated to be in the neighbourhood of $50,000. Police believe that a truck and trailer may have been involved in the theft and are asking for assistance in identifying the subject(s) responsible. Anyone with information in regards to this theft/damages is asked to contact Wilkie RCMP at 306-843-3480 or Unity RCMP at 306228-6300 or 306-310-

RCMP or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at saskcrimestoppers.com. The second case occurred in the Macklin area on May 17. There Macklin RCMP received a complaint of a Break and Enter into a residence near Macklin. Sometime between April 26 and May 17, the residence had been forcefully entered. A television had been taken from the residence. RCMP are requesting that the public report any suspicious person or vehicles they observe as well as nay occurrences where someone has come onto their property. RCMP are also reminding the public to lock their vehicles and buildings when they are away from home. Anyone with information in this case or any other crime, is asked to call the Macklin RCMP at 306-753-2171, Unity RCMP at 306-228-6300, Wilkie RCMP at 306843-3480, or the Biggar RCMP at 306-948-6600.

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Property Crime Statistics (for the period May 5 to 18) May 10: Mischief - Damage to Property (Town of Biggar) Complaint of money owed for tools. Civil matter. Unfounded.

May 11: Break and Enter - Other (RM of Biggar) Complaint of CN Tool House broken into. Reported by CN Police - Not requesting RCMP investigation.

May 13: Theft of Truck (RM of Perdue) Theft of truck and riding mower. Insufficient evidence to proceed. May 16: Break and Enter - Residence (Town of

Biggar) Theft of Booster Pack. Open/Still under investigation. May 16: Other Theft Under $5,000 (RM of Glenside) Attempted theft of gas. Insufficient

evidence to proceed. May 18: Possession of Property (RM of Perdue) Recovery of stolen truck. Open/Still under investigation.


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Citizens have a right to privacy Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg failed to appear at an international committee of MPs in Ottawa earlier this week. The committee which included politicians from the U.K., Ireland and Germany is exploring ways to protect the privacy of citizens around the world. Now a former advisor to the social media company, Roger McNamee, is saying “the time has come to call their bluff” and shut them down. He pointed out that is exactly what Sri Lanka did after the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels which killed hundreds of people. When multi billionaires think they can thumb their noses at politicians and laws of a country it is indeed time to take a serious look at what is happening and when is it time to stop it. Of course, these two don’t want to be held to account because they are making way too much money selling the data of account users. They don’t want to protect the privacy of anyone. Governments are some of the biggest users of social media and have used the data collected. But, it is time for politicians to realize that citizens need to know their privacy is sacred. P.H.

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Words of the past creep up in meanings of today I received this email from a friend one day: Heavens to Mergatroyd. Do you remember that word? Very few people do so I started thinking about lost words and phrases from the past. In fact, today’s spell checker does not even recognize the word “mergatroyd”. The author of the email had taken the time to write down a number of words common to the Sixties and Seventies era that are no longer used today. Jalopy as an example. It seems a lady had made a comment to her grandson about driving his jalopy and was met with a quizzical expression. What other words have disappeared from every-

day usage, I wondered? There are quite a few, most of them are colloquialisms of the day. A colloquialism is a word or phrase that is used frequently in conversation, a sort of slang. Here are some “olden day” expressions that are no longer applicable today. “Don’t touch that dial” harkens back to the days when radio and television had dials to change the channels. You actually had to get up off the chair and literally change the dial to get a new station. No remote controls back then. “Carbon copy” is another term. Although we may “cc” someone in an email, the actual making

place it in the safe at the of a carbon copy is no longer a practice. Instead office causing one colleague to remark to our you either make a phoboss one tocopy or day, “Are simply you hoping print as it will turn many to diamonds copin a million ies as is years?” required. Kids today No messy wonder carbon why we say paper to “hang up line up the phone.” between Their expepieces of rience with paper and phones is try to roll entirely difthrough ferent and the typethey simply writer. push a butCarbon Peggy Hasein ton to end paper the converwas a bit sation. However, many pricey so we would often

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of you will remember a time when a telephone had a base and a receiver. To end a conversation the receiver had to be placed, or hung up, on the base. Similarly, I find a gap when it comes to telling time. This age group has a habit of saying things like, “it’s quarter two”; or “half past”. This is no longer applicable in the digital age of clocks. Also the terms clockwise and counter clockwise have no meaning. Fashion terms are also part of a generation gap. Today, women wear “capris”, a term referring to pants that fall at your calf. However, there was a time when these same

pants were called “pedal pushers”. The whole mergatroyd saying actually comes from the cartoon character Snagglepuss. “Exit Stage Left”, meaning to leave inconspicuously, is another Snagglepuss saying. There will be those who don’t know the famous character who was created by HannaBarbera. There are many more phrases that were spoken that are now considered “old fashioned” and are rarely used. Think of the words of Dave Barry, author of many works. “The Sixties are now considered an historical period, just like the Roman Empire.”

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Your turn April!

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Apparently there was quite a few “Counts� in Poland at that time. This led him to say that in Poland a fellow had to own three pigs (instead of two) in order to qualify. I imagine this was supposed to be humour, but there’s a lot of Counts in Poland, eh? Add: This is a school

move that “Whitey the Swede�, never quite understood. Whitey insisted that 3+3=7, 4+4=9, ectcetera until the last time we saw him at school. Years later, some account people changed his mind and his whole life I hear. Many years ago Rudyard Kipling wrote about the British conquest of N.W. India in a poem named: The Ballad of East and West! And never the twain shall meet. Two strong men stand face to face, At the foot of the judgment seat. But there is no East and there is no West, Power or pride or birth, When two strong men stand face to face. Though they come from the ends of the Earth. Many countries have faced that part of the world. They are still trying to find who they are and where they fit in our society. The Ballad of East and West suggests how (if ever) it is going to be done. Mayhap they will make you Ressaldar, When they hang me in

Peshawar. Here we go with Agriculture. Times have changes. So has the writer (or was that supposed to be “righter�? Believe it or not, but when Y.T. saw an old walking plow at the dump, I took it home and tried it. It should have been in a museum. One horse was pulling it when the wooden plow broke. Where does a boy get a big piece of oak nowadays, eh? I tried stooking too, but a lot of mine fell down. I threshed on the old steam outfit for a couple of years too (you don’t throw the bundles in crossways). Bindering had caught up many years before, but the knotter always made me look silly whenever i adjusted it. Finally the big farms and big machinery took over, just when plush seats and TVs were invented as being part of our field work (kind of late, eh?) But if the years go on (April Plus) we’ll find out where we are all hitting eh? Y.T. is going out of style too.

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mebbe they were all our for Spring Break, eh? But the biting little things overheard me and bit a little harder, so we crawled. I don’t know exactly what they were doing, but at least they weren’t eating me. Let’s leave Army out, eh? There is too much said about it already and go straight to accounts. Peter Bob Mason Gzowski said that his father came to Canada in the 1800s as a “Count�.

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Having more or less run out of interesting things to write about, Y.T. (Yours Truly) decided that mebbe he could use the “A� of April to some use. Where did the four feet of snow go that they promised on April 1? Anyway, here goes ... Ants! The land sloping up to the Hochwald Forest was fairly open and a lot of fellows were hit by snipers hiding in the trees. We finally made it though and were glad to get down and crawl a bit. The leaf mold seemed kind of heavy from years of them falling. It was then that I noticed that I was lying on an ant hill -- it was in early March, but the weather was starting to warm up a bit. I never noticed them that much at first, but finally realized they were crawling all over me. I moved ahead, but they were still all over,

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Local artists receive critical eye/encouragement . . . Dalmeny artist, Rolf Krohn goes over a work at the Biggar Museum, Saturday. The annual art adjudication gave area artists an opportunity to network and receive tips and instruction to carry them forward in their artistic journey. (Independent Photo by

               

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People’s Choice winner Joyce Wirachowsky poses with her works at the annual adjudication at the Biggar Museum’s Credit Union Gallery. Lynn Strendin from North Battleford with the overall show winner, while Honourable Mentions went to Linda Hoult from Saskatoon and Rosemarie Stadnyk from North Battleford. (Photo for The Independent by Delta Fay Cruickshank)

Credit card fraud is increasing —what to do if you’re scammed (NC) With new technologies making our personal and financial information more accessible to fraudsters, Canadians are increasingly worried about fraud and identity theft. According to a new survey conducted for Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada), 70 per cent of us are more concerned about fraud today than we were five years ago. Meanwhile, almost one in five are aware of having been the victims of credit card fraud – the most common type of fraud experienced.

To keep you and your finances safe, it’s important to follow some essential safety tips: Review your bank statements each month to check for discrepancies. Thieves don’t necessarily make large purchases with stolen information – they may make smaller purchases that are harder to spot, so make sure you monitor your accounts on a regular basis. Shred personal documents before disposing of them. Cover the pin pad when at the ATM or cash reg-

ister. Avoid using public Wi-Fi to buy anything from retail websites or conduct online banking. Wait until you get home or use your cellphone’s data plan instead. Set up electronic alerts to notify you of banking activity. Your financial institution can automatically notify you of purchases, payment deadlines and payment posts, enabling you to keep track of all your transactions. These alerts can also tip you off to fraudulent activities like unauthorized payments.


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Perdue School Graduating Class of 2019 Saturday, June 8

Dakota Anderson

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AGI-Envirotank, Biggar, 306-948-5262 Biggar & District Credit Union, Perdue Branch, ‘Everything we do, we do for YOU™’, 306-237-9200 Biggar Home Hardware, 306-948-3712 Biggar Veterinary Clinic, 306-948-3642

Buckberger Baerg & Partners LLP, Chartered Professional Accountants, Biggar, 306-948-5133 Busse Law Professional Corporation, Biggar, 306-948-3346 Cargill Limited - Prairie Malt, Biggar, 306-948-3500

Central Plains Co-operative Ltd., Perdue, 306-237-4639 Nutrien Ag Solution, Perdue, 306-237-4304 de Moissac Jewellers, Biggar, 306-948-2452 Designs by Ann, Biggar, 306-948-3666 E-Kay Enterprises Ltd., Biggar, “Builder of Back Savers”, 306-948-2544 1st Ave. Collision Centre Inc., Biggar, Jeff, Cindy and staff, 306-948-3356 Full Line Ag , Farm Equipment Superstore, 306-237-4212 Great Plains College, You made it! Congratulations! 306-948-3363 Gerein Funeral Services, Biggar, 306-948-2669 H & R Block, Congratulations Grads!! Deanna & staff 306-948-2183 Integra Tire, Biggar, Chris and staff, 306-948-3376 Jim Reiter, M.L.A., Rosetown-Elrose Contituency, 1-855-762-2233

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Parrish & Heimbecker, Hanover Junction, Biggar, congrats! from our staff, 306-948-1990 Perdue Agencies, 306-237-4373 Perdue Massage & Acupunture Clinic, 306-321-4991 Pharmasave, Biggar, 306-948-3315 Rack Petroleum, Perdue, 306-237-1800 Re/Max SoldbyCari, Cari Perih, Biggar, 306-948-7995, carip@remax.net Spyder Autobody, Biggar, Fred, Patsy, Curtis, Teagon, 306-948-2044 T-ROY’s Trucking Ltd., Perdue, 306-237-7671

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GovĘźt meddling impacts farmers, but weather hurting ag bottom line The impact of government interference in agriculture markets is most certainly in full swing again. With China flexing its political muscles by using trade as a chip in the game, counter measures were naturally going to happen. The United States certainly reacted in a not unexpected way recently announcing a major subsidy program the government south of the border is pointedly stating is a reaction to what China has done. The United States Department of Agriculture will implement US$16 billion in programs to pay out farmers hurt by what it says are retaliatory tariffs on U.S. agricultural goods and other trade disruptions. While farmers here might have some sym-

pathy for the idea of a government bolstering farm income in the face of political trade disruptions, it ultimately just muddies the water more when supply and demand should be the determining factor in Calvin Daniels trade. While subsidies, primarily those spent by the United States and European Union through the years have hurt the free flow of trade internationally, and impacted farm revenues in countries such as Canada, the world has not learned from that history, and we appear headed to another period of disruptions as governments spat and use trade as a tool to get what they want.

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The situation will be impactful on agriculture moving forward, at least in the short term. However, the bigger impact, at least on the 2019 crop on the Canadian Prairies might turn out to once again by the whims of Mother Nature. Weather remains the biggest wild card in farming as neither farmers themselves, nor governments either, can do anything to impact the weather. For much of the Prairies moisture conditions at the time seeding started a few weeks ago were tight at best. There is a limited reserve for new crops to draw on.

The generally dry spring has certainly allowed farmers to get the crop in in a rather expedient fashion, with seeding ahead of the five-year average. The May 14-20 Crop Report

the weather and relatively good seeding conditions. Seventy-three per cent of the crop is now seeded, up from 38 per cent last week and well ahead of the five-year average (2014-2018) of

lack of moisture, as noted “provincially, cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 44 per cent adequate, 40 per cent short and 16 per cent very short.� With a dry summer

from the Saskatchewan Ag department suggested “seeding progress is quickly advancing across the province, thanks to very few disruptions in

59 per cent for this time of year. Crops are slowly emerging, but are mostly in good condition despite the lack of moisture.� The key point being

being suggested by at least some long range forecasts, the impact on farming may well trump anything governments do in the next few months.

  

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Berube, Blues on cusp of miracle finish Craig Berube likely won’t post a 30-10-5 record be the winner of the Jack down the stretch, then Adams award for coach beat Winnipeg, Dallas of the year in the Nation- and San Jose en route to al Hockey the Stanley League, Cup final but the against Boscoaching ton. job he has It will be done this St. Louis’s season first Cup might final appearrank with ance since the best of 1970, when all time. Boston beat Berube, them 4-0 on who took the famous over the Bobby Blues Orr-flyingfrom the throughfired Mike the-air goal Yeo in in Game 4. Bruce Penton NovemIn fact, the ber, will Blues played get some votes for the the Bruins twice earlier Adams trophy but the in the Cup finals and are likely winner is Jon Coo- 0-12 lifetime against the per of the Tampa Bay Bruins on hockey’s bigLightning, who enjoyed gest stage. an historically successful Thanks to their record regular season (62 wins, down the stretch, it’s tied for the most ever). not farfetched to say the And there’s the rub: Blues were the best team Voting for the Adams in the Western Confertrophy and other NHL ence this season, even awards are done at the though Calgary Flames end of the regular seahad the most points. The son - not the playoffs - so same cannot be said of Berube’s job in taking the Bruins, whose road the Blues all the way to to the Cup final was the Stanley Cup final is made easier when the merely grist for the mill. East’s best team, Tampa Berube, Cooper and the Bay, unexpectedly went Islanders’ Barry Trotz out in the first round. are Adams finalists and The Berube-Binningif the Blues go on to beat ton-worst-to-first story Boston to win the Stanis just too good to end on ley Cup, Berube will be a bad note. Kiss of death more than pleased to let or not, it says here the Cooper have the Adams Blues will beat Boston as a consolation prize. to win their first Stanley The Blues were horrible Cup. in the first two months of • Dwight Perry of the the season, and Yeo took Seattle Times: “Austhe hit. Berube was hired tralia’s Nick Kyrgios in November and St. threw a chair on the Louis continued to floun- court and got himself der, sitting dead last in tossed from the Italian the NHL on Jan. 3. Open. The move was Enter goaltender Jorimmediately panned by dan Binnington. Called the ATP and ITF but up to the Blues in midheartily endorsed by December, Binnington WWE.” got his first start Jan. 7 • Janice Hough of and rattled off 13 wins leftcoastsportsbabe. in his next 15 games. com, noting the arrest Berube looked like a of former Indy 500 wingenius, but it was the ner Al Unser, Jr., for play of Binnington that driving while impaired in changed the mindset his Volkswagen Beetle: around the Blues locker “What’s more embarrassroom. Berube took down ing? The DWI, or a fora bulletin-board posting mer Indy winner driving of the NHL standings in a Beetle?” the dressing room and • Pro golfer Padraig strove to “get them to Harrington, on whethbelieve,” he told TSN. er Brooks Koepka can The Blues proceeded to continue to ‘peak’ for the

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majors: “It’s hard to peak all y• our life. Otherwise, it wouldn’t be a peak.” • Norman Chad of the Washington Post, on Twitter: “BREAKING: Third-period scuffle erupts on Sharks bench over argument in regard to who forgot to make cash drop to NHL officials before last three games vs. Blues.” • Chad, on why MLB attendance is so poor in Florida: “Best I can tell, Floridians get their fill of baseball during spring

training, then by April shift their sights to liquor stores, gun shops, Sam’s Clubs and Red Lobster.” • Brad Rock of the Deseret News: “Having drawn the top pick in the NBA draft, the New Orleans Pelicans are expected to select Duke’s Zion Williamson. But that’s just when the dealing should begin. If they’re smart, the Pelicans will trade Williamson to Utah in exchange for their long-lost nickname.”

• Dwight Perry again: “Golf Digest is struggling to come up with advertisers. New in-house marketing slogan: ‘Get out of the hole’.” • Comedy writer Alex Kaseberg: “Dallas Cowboy Ezekiel Elliott was handcuffed after knocking a security guard to the ground at a Las Vegas music festival. But do not worry, Cowboy fans, this was only Ezekiel’s 10th incident and does not yet affect the Cowboys’ 30-Strikes-

And-You’re-Out policy.” • Brad Rock again: “People say sports and politics are closely related. Not that close. A recent White House news release referred to the Boston Red Sox as the ‘Red Socks.’ Another proclaimed the Sox ‘World Cup Series Champions.’ Players say they’re just honoured to be invited to the ‘White Castle House.’” Care to comment? E-mail brucepenton2003@yahoo.ca.

Hittin’ a Dinger . . . A Biggar U10 National connects at the Rec Complex, May 22, (top picture) while another Nat makes home while another is safe at Third (bottom). The Nats hosted their visiting rivals from Rosetown, defeating them 9-6. (Independent Photos by Kevin Brautigam)


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Once again, fantastic job, ladies . . . Local Green Thumbs put their skills to work on the Town of Biggar sign that greets visitors. The ladies (left to right): Carla O’Brien, Marilyn Ellis, Doreen Dubreuil, Ruth Arnold, Barb deHaan, Gail Weir, Shirley Laycock, Lorel Besse, Sheila Karnes and Jo Angelopoulos (missing) cleaned up the site, put in new plants and removed weeds at the sign and the grounds in general. If you see them around town, give them a hearty pat on the back. It is, as always, a wonderful piece of work they do for our town! (Pho-

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Government Advertising in Canadian Community Newspapers

The Government of Canada has a duty to inform all Canadians about its programs, services, policies and decisions. Communication is central to the Government of Canada’s work and contributes directly to the Canadian public’s trust in their government. The government must tailor messages to specific audiences to reach Canadians regardless of where they reside and ensure that new communications approaches are balanced with traditional methods.

In 2015/16 the government’s total media spend was $30.2 million.1 Every week in Canada, over 1,000 community newspapers circulate almost 19 million copies in key metropolitan areas, rural and remote regions, and all areas in between.2 83% of Canadians are local community newspaper readers.3 72% of Canadians want to see advertising for government programs and services in newspapers.4 Canadians trust advertising content in newspapers more than any other media.5 Less than 2% of the government’s total media spend was in community newspapers.1 34% of the government’s total media spend was online.1 24% of Canadians don’t use social media.4 Less than one in five look at any advertising on social media.4 Display ad click through rates in Canada are 0.09%.6 Of the $5.5 billion spent on internet advertising in Canada in 2016, an estimated 72% went to Google and Facebook.7 If there is a genuine will to reach ALL Canadians then there must be an investment in meaningful communication with citizens through community newspapers.

Sources: 1. GOVERNMENT OF CANADA PUBLIC SERVICES AND PROCUREMENT 2. NEWS MEDIA CANADA SNAPSHOT REPORT 2017 3. VIVIDATA 2016 Q2 READERSHIP DATABASE 4. TOTUM RESEARCH 2016

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Spend a care-free summer with these bike safety tips (NC) As spring slowly approaches, many of us have already started thinking about dusting off our bikes to get back on the road. And while biking comes with a host of benefits, including physical activity and a greener method of transportation, there are certain risks bikers need to know. Here are a few tips to keep bike safety top of mind: Protect your head. Make sure you have a helmet that’s appropriate for how you use your bike and that fits properly. Bike shops will help outfit you correctly. Get a proper bike fit. Having a bike set up to fit your body will make riding much easier and more efficient and cause less pain or soreness. Know the rules. Ride with traffic and obey all road signs.

Closely watch all cars in front of you so you can anticipate what they are going to do and use appropriate hand signals for turns when sharing the road with cars. Beyond the streets. Bike safety needs to stay topof-mind even when your bike is not on the road. When keeping your bike locked away for winter or day-to-day storage, it is important to keep your bike protected in the event of theft or property destruction. Did you know that your bicycle could be covered by home insurance? Check your home or tenant insurance to make sure your bike is protected and if it falls under a limit. Insurance providers can make sure your home and tenant insurance policies cover your bike in the event of theft.


THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2019

THE INDEPENDENT, BIGGAR, SK - 11

CAREERS Cargill Limited - Prairie Malt Box 1150 Biggar, SK S0K 0M0

MEMORIAM Norman Irvine June 3, 2015

SEED & FEED

PEDIGREED SEED

for SPRING 2019

Hiring Summer Student June 3 to August 30, 2019 • Student must be at least 18 years of age • Job Duties to include: painting, sweeping, cleaning of all areas of the plant • Wages: $18/hour Please email applications to: gord_misener@cargill.com

OBITUARIES Wanda Laub January 8, 1927 – May 14, 2019 Wanda Laub aub died 2 19 20 May 14th, 2019 at 92 years of age. Wanda Louise Alwine Miller was born on January n 8th, 1927 at home on the farm in Landis, Saskatchewan. Wanda was Valedictorian when she graduated from McClury High School in Wilkie, Saskatchewan, in 1945. She entered nurses training at Regina General Hospital in 1946, becoming an R.N. in 1949. From 1949 until 1953, she worked at a small hospital in EspaĂąola, New Mexico, as a missionary nurse. Wanda met Bruno Laub on Christmas Eve 1953, and they married in Calgary on June 30th, 1954. While signing their marriage certificate, they discovered they shared the very same birthdate! Wanda and Bruno lived in Stettler, Drayton Valley, Edmonton, and Whitecourt, Alberta, before settling in Creston, B.C. in 1964, where they raised four children. “Amazingâ€? is the word used most often to describe our mom. She was a faithful wife, wonderful mother, devoted grandmother and great-grandmother, and liked nothing more than playing with her kids and grandchildren, except perhaps feeding them! Many wonderful meals and memories were shared around her table. When you were with Mom or Oma or Great-grandma, you knew she loved you more than anything else in this world.

Exceptionally intelligent, she enjoyed reciting long passages of poetry she memorized in her youth. She also enjoyed writing poetry, playing the piano, gardening, visiting with friends, and traveling throughout Canada, America, the Caribbean, and Europe. She was humble, hard-working, and hospitable, always putting out her best china cups for coffee or tea with family and friends. A sweet lady and a strong and faithful Christian whose lifetime was one of sacrificial love, we know God has welcomed Wanda home with the words, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.� Wanda was predeceased by her husband Bruno, daughter Jana, granddaughter Lisa, son-in-law Richard, and brothers Bill, Edwin, and Harry. Wanda is survived by 3 children, Charmaine, Mark, and Michelle; 7 grandchildren who adored their Oma, Matthew, Ryan, and Loriann from California; Chris, Laura, Eric, and Andrew from Washington; and 4 beautiful greatgranddaughters Kyra, Lenora, Evelyn, and Calliope. On on her 64th and final Mother’s Day, Oma saw photos of her one-weekold great-granddaughter Callie and smiled. You are invited to attend a Graveside Service at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 15th at the Landis Cemetery, with a reception at the Landis Community Complex immediately following. In her memory, Wanda has asked that you would “please help a poor child somewhere in the world.� 22c1

Lovingly rememebred by Eileen and family 22p1

COMING EVENTS SATURDAY, JUNE 9: Monarch Multiple 4H Achviement Day; Beef show 1:30 p.m.; Darin Dehr will be auctioning off his 4H steer after the show; for more information call 1-306-948-9569 22p2 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12: Biggar and District Family Centre Annual General meeting at 7:00 p.m.; 106-6th Ave. East, Biggar, SK; Everyone welcome! 22c2 JUNE 7-9: Manitou Lake Gospel Jamboree. Free tabernacle concerts and camping. Keepers of the Faith, Fraser Valley, Potter's Clay, Ben Johnson's, Daaes, Budds; concession; www. maintoulakegospeljamboree. com TUESDAY, JUNE 11: Eagle Creek Waterdhed Group Annual General Meeting @ 1 pm; tour to follow; topics: native range management, water development, programs for agricultural producers 22c2 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19: Prairie Branches Enterprises annual meeting at 7:00 p.m. at 204A Main Street, Unity, SK 22c1

PEAS: CDC Inca CDC Greenwater (green) LENTILS: CDC Proclaim CL (red) CDC Impulse CL (red) CDC Greenstar (large green) CDC Marble (french green) CDC Peridot CL (french green) WHEAT: AAC Brandon Carberry AC Andrew DURAM: AA Cabri CDC Preision CANARY SEED: CDC Bastia

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THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2019

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THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2019

THE INDEPENDENT, BIGGAR, SK - 13

ACCOUNTING

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ROOFING

ELECTRICAL

SEEKIN G NE CLIENT W CAMPBELL S ACCOUNTING SERVICES • Income Tax Returns • Bookkeeping • Payroll • Financial Statements

HEALTH/WELLNESS

MADGE ROOFING INC.

BIGGAR ELECTRICAL & REFRIGERATION SERVICES Commercial and Industrial Electrical Wiring Licensed Journeyman Adrian de Haan

306-948-5291

Goldburg Electric Ltd. • Residential • Commercial Contact Matt Craig

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COURIER

“Setting a Higher Standard” ∆New Construction ∆Re-roofs ∆Torch-on ∆Tile ∆Metal ∆Asphalt ∆All repairs ∆Shakes ∆Inspections NOW DOING ∆ Eavestroughing ∆ Downspouts ∆ Soffit & Facia We offer 10 Year Workmanship Warranty and Liability/Torch On Insurance Excellent Local References For a FREE estimate please call… 306-948-5453

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PLUMBING & HEATING

TROY MAY, owner/operator

Co-Ed Fitness Centre Healthy Lifestyle Weight Loss 30-minute Circuit Personal Training Fitness Classes …owned and operated by Brett Barber

102 - 3 Ave. W., Biggar rd

OPTOMETRISTS

Dr. Kirk Ewen Dr. Michelle Skoretz

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Dan • 306-948-7843 Biggar, Sask.

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Owners/Operators • Dallas Young • Claude Young

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306-948-3389 Journeymen Plumber, Gas Fitter, & Electrician on staff

DENTAL

ROSETOWN DENTAL

Dean McCallum, CFP, CIM, FCSI

Lyndsey Poole

Investment Advisor Credential Securities Inc.

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

Pamela Eaton

Cheri Steeg

Investment Advisor Credential Securities Inc.

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.

INSURANCE

¾ Auto & Home Insurance ¾ Farm & Commercial Insurance ¾ Health & Travel Insurance ¾ Life Insurance & Investments ¾ Farm Succession & Estate Planning ¾ Notary Publics Landis Of¿ce Hours:

Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon., Tues., & Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Wed., 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thurs., CLOSED

100 - 2nd Ave. W., Landis Phone: 306-658-2044 Toll Free: 1-855-658-2044

Website: www.biggarinsurance.ca Website: www.landisinsurance.ca Email: biggar@biggarinsurance.ca

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Ph: 306-948-5133

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Super B outfits hauling grain and fertilizer in Alberta and Saskatchewan

BIGGAR COURIER

Housing for families and seniors Rent based on income

304 Main St., Biggar Phone: 306-948-2204 Toll Free: 1-855-948-2204

306.237.7671

Doctors of Optometry

306-951-8004

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Every Tuesday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Custom Grain and Fertilizer Hauling

Biggar Professional Building, 223 Main St., Biggar

Darren Diehl

For appointments…

Biggar

LEGAL SERVICES

SEED CLEANING

BUSSE LAW

WYLIE SEED &

PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION Barristers & Solicitors

PROCESSING INC.

302 Main Street, Biggar, SK

OFFICE HOURS

306-948-3346

Phone:306.882.2123 New Patients Welcome!

BIGGAR DENTAL CLINIC 104 - 6th Ave. East, Biggar, Sask. Southeast entrance of Nova Wood Bldg. Hours… Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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DEADLINE for ads, classisifeds and news MONDAY - 5 P.M.

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115 - 1st Avenue West Rosetown, Sask.

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THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2019

My famous sausage and fennel pasta recipe As a cookbook author and culinary instructor, I write a lot of recipes. Probably the most favourite pasta recipe of the masses would by my Famous Sausage and Fennel Pasta. This recipe is in my most recent “best of” cookbook, called “The Best In Your Kitchen”. How it became “famous” is that I have

made it for years for family gatherings and everyone always asks for the recipe. My response was always “I don’t have it written down – it’s just in my head!” So finally I put it to Chef Dez paper. FYI: ‘vegetable stock paste’ is

Chef Dez on cooking

vegetable stock that has been reduced to a paste form. It can be found in most major grocery stores down the broth or spice aisles. The most popular brand is “Better Than Bouillon” made by Superior Touch. It comes in small glass jars and other flavours such as beef, chicken, and turkey. By the way, the words “stock” and “broth” are interchangeable. Happy Cooking.

Jim Reiter, MLA

Rosetown-Elrose Constituency 215 Main Street, Rosetown Monday – Friday, 9:00 – 5:00 Tel: 306-882-4105 Fax: 306-882-4108 Toll free; 1-855-762-2233 E-mail: jimreitermla@sasktel.net Box 278, Rosetown SK S0L 2V0 Please call with questions or concerns

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16 - THE INDEPENDENT, BIGGAR, SK

THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2019

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Presented by RBC

• UNVEILING OF ANITA SILVERNAGLE; WORLD CHAMPION CURLER SIGN; 2 P.M.,

SUBWAY, sponsored by Biggar & District Insurance Services and Biggar & District Credit Union

FIREWORKS @ SPORTS COMPLEX

• Movie at Theater 8 p.m. A Dog’s Journey • FAMILY FUN ENTERTAINMENT @ the Football Field, Food, music, local entertainment,

at DUSK FRIDAY

Lazer Tag, Princess Meet & Greet, Door Prize Draws; Food booth opens at 6 p.m., Entertainment begins at 6:35; will also be livestreaming on Facebook

(weather permitting -- alternate nights Saturday and Sunday)

• Biggar Museum Breakfast,

8 - 10 A.M. @ Museum Parking Lot, 105 - 3rd Ave. West, … $7 per plate, $3 for 10 years and under. Everyone welcome!

Downtown Market

• Parade on MAIN STREET, 10 a.m. • Bake Sale, 9:30 A.M. before/after parade time, Front of clock in Centennial Plaza,

Small Business Sidewalk Sales, Info Booths & Music

Main St. … sponsored by Acacia Chapter No. 3, Order of Eastern Star, proceeds to charities • ‘HomeStyle Springrolls’ by Flora… Saturday, 9:30 - 1 P.M., SUNDAY, 10 - 5 P.M. DOWNTOWN CENTENNIAL PLAZA BY GAZEBO, CORNER 3RD AVE & MAIN. • New Horizons Cold Plate Dinner, 11 A.M. - 12:30 P.M., 117 - 3RD AVE. WEST; ADULTS, $12, AGES 5-12, $8; UNDER AGE 5, FREE • Air Cadets Lunch, 11 A.M. - 1 P.M. IN FRONT OF BIGGAR SAUSAGE & MORE, MAIN ST. • ‘Stock Car Racing Ticket Fundraiser’, in support of Biggar Assoc. for Community Living

Go to our Facebook Page for a complete listings of Small Business sidewalk sale & info booth vendors CJWW will be live on Main Street from 1 to 5 p.m.Sponored by Great Western Brewery

• FREE SWIM, 1 - 3 p.m. …SPONSORED BY BIGGAR AND LANDIS INSURANCE SERVICES • MOVIE …“A Dog’s Journey”, 2 p.m. @ MAJESTIC THEATRE ... selling Fair Treats outside the theatre during & after parade • Biggar Arts Council 40th Past & Present Social, 2-4 p.m. Biggar Museum & Gallery.....Free Admission • Biggar Library Fiber Fair..in the Biggar Community Hall from 9 to 3 p.m. • OL’MCDALES FRIENDLY FARM & TRAVELLING PETTING ZOO, feed cones $1.00

• • • • • •

… SPONSORED BY BIGGAR & DISTRICT CREDIT UNION

...for all hosted by the Biggar Associated Gospel Church. Proceeds to ‘Kids for Camp’. COFFEE, SQUARES & DOUGHNUTS… compliments of E-Kay Ent. Biggar Rock Stars put on by Biggar Curling Club - Biggar Community Hall 5 p.m. Cocktails, Supper and Dance to recognize the recent accomplishments of the curling club’s former and current members Great Western Breweries Taste Testing - 2 stations ; the Westwinds Motor Hotel & The Liquor Store on 1st Ave. East....from 1-5 p.m.

BIGGAR, 9:45 A.M. …HOSTED BY BIGGAR MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION

..in the valley @ 10 a.m. Light Horse, potluck dinner following the Light Horse show, around noon,..1:30 p.m. Beef show, Davin Dehr will be auctioning off his steer following the Beef show, Bids will be taken from the audience. For more information regarding bidding on teh Beef, please contact Lexie Dehr @ 306-948-9569

CLIP & SAVE

… BEGINNING 11 A.M. OUTSIDE THE MAJESTIC THEATRE.

• “RIDE FOR DAD” SHOW ‘N’ SHINE, 11A.M - 5 P.M. FUNDRAISER FOR PROSTATE CANCER AND RESEARCH … FOOD … ENTERTAINMENT BY ‘CZAR BOMBA’ … BEER GARDENS … RAFFLE … DOOR PRIZES … LOTS OF FUN!

Biggar

NEW Biggar Bites Food Truck

• 4H Achievement Day

• MASONIC LODGE PANCAKE BRUNCH

Biggar Dental Clinic

NEW on Main Street

• MOVIE… “A DOG’S JOURNEY”, 2 P.M. @ MAJESTIC THEATRE

• INTERDENOMINATIONAL CHURCH SERVICE @ THE MAJESTIC THEATRE,

Central Plains Co-op

SIDEWALK SALE

Leslie’s Drugstore PharmaChoice de Moissac Jewellers Pharmasave Biggar Weight Loss Clinic Nevada’s Cutting Room

• Kids’ Carnival …@ 3RD AVENUE PARK…FISH POND…BOUNCY CASTLE…FACE PAINTING HORSE RIDES …GOODIES, …PEDAL CARS ..AND ALL KINDS OF FUN! • Hamburgers, Hot Dogs & Pop @ 3rd Avenue Park, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. BBQ

Beginning at 12 p.m. on Main Street from 2nd Ave. to 4th Ave.

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• PALS BBQ, SHOP EASY PARKING LOT, 11:30 TO 1:30 P.M… proceeds to Force of the Youth

Royal Bank

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YH Truck Ag & Auto

For a complete list of sponsors check our Facebook Page or visit www.biggartcfd.ca

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