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Vol. 104 No. 28


Box 40, 102 3rd Ave West, Biggar, Saskatchewan S0K 0M0


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Phone: 306-948-3344


NWT posts strong financial results for first six months T

he first six months of the 2012-13 fiscal year has been positive for the North West Terminal which operates one mile east of Unity on Highway #14. The Board of Directors of North West Terminal Ltd (NWT) was pleased to announce positive financial results for the company after its first six months of operations in 2012-13. For the period beginning November 1, 2012 and ending April 30, 2013, NWT posted revenues from consolidated operations of $71.8 million and an EBITDA of $6,159,862 (unaudited). This resulted in a net profit of $3,511,008 or $1.07 per share. The financial performance of the company is ahead of the same period last year

when the company posted revenues from operations of $68.1 million, an EBITDA of $5,998,196 and a net profit of $3,199,131 or 98 cents per share. Management reported that earnings were up from the previous year primarily because of improved margins in the cio-products division, dividends from investments, and increased revenue from a leasing arrangement for the purpose of transloading crude oil. “The Board of Directors is very pleased with the company’s performance in the first half of the year,” says NWT’s President John Leier. “We have seen significant changes in the grain industry and the way wheat and barley are marketed with the

removal of the Canadian Wheat Board’s monopoly on August 1, 2012. I believe North West Terminal has made the necessary adjustments to meet these new challenges and I feel we are well positioned as a locally owned company to continue providing superior service and marketing options to our customers going forward.”

Leier farms near Denzil, Saskatchewan. NWT is an independent farmer-shareholder owned company headquartered near Unity, Saskatchewan in the northwest region of the province. NWT owns and operates an inland grain terminal and a bio-products production facility at its Unity location.

Call and leave a tip RCMP in Biggar are asking the public to come forward with information on two incidents which took place in the area. Between June 29 and July 2, 2013 at an acreage just outside of Biggar there was a 2012 orange and black Arctic Cat Mudpro All Terrain Vehicle stolen. Between June 30 and July 1, 2013 at an open area in the RM of Biggar, east of Crozier Road, a Kohler 30 hp motor, hydraulic pump and electric clutch were stolen off an auger. Anyone with information can contact Biggar RCMP at 306-948-6600 or Crime Stoppers, 1-800-222-8477.

Enjoying the warm sun . . . Don Gillespie was paddling around in his canoe when he came across this pair of mud hens tending a nest. The nest had 10 eggs and now Gillespie is checking to see when the little ones hatch. The 20 acre slough is north of Landis. (Submitted photo by Don Gillespie)

All the makings for a great supper . . . The Farmers Market is now in full swing until September. Every Tuesday the former Bargain Shop building houses the bustling

vendors and customers. Take a look at the delicious peas, radishes, carrots and onions -- makes your mouth water. (Independent photo by Daryl Hasein)



More than $260 million in highway construction underway Workers and equipment are a common sight on Saskatchewan highways as more than $260 million in grading, paving, bridge building and other projects are currently underway. Highway 4, 20 km south of Biggar, is experiencing construction work where about 500 m of the highway is being raised. Estimted cost of the construction is $561,000 and is expected to be completed later this summer. Motorists should expect traffic delays and disruptions with traffic being reduced to one lane during the work area. “The major work going on in our province ranges from creating passing lanes south of Fort Qu’Appelle to surfacing the Dalmeny access road to extensive work on Highway 55 in the northwest,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Don McMorris said. “It’s important that drivers slow to 60 km/hr in work zones so we can make sure that all of this important work is carried out

A glimpse of the past . . . It was a warm weekend as people gathered at the North Church to remember and celebrate. The North Church was once again filled with parishioners. (Submitted photo)

Music soothes the soul . . . Pastor Mark Kleiner, along with organist Diana Dolack, provided music during the hymn sing. Greetings were brought from officials from the wider church. (Submitted photo)

More pictures of 100th Anniversary of Emmanuel Eigenfeld and Redeemer Lutheran celebrations . . . The weekend on June 29-30 many former residents gathered to celebrate. Here are more pictures of the events held at the site affectionately known as the “North Church”. Above one of the guests signs a rock commemorating the anniversary. (Submitted photo) safely.” Drivers must slow to 60 km/hr in work zones or else face fines starting at $300. The weekly construction update

provides Saskatchewan residents with the latest details on projects underway to help to plan safe and efficient travel throughout the

summer and fall. The government has invested a record $3.7 billion in transportation infrastructure since 2008.

Crop report for the period June 25 - July 1 Saskatchewan livestock producers have six per cent of the 2013 hay crop cut and less than one per cent baled or put into silage, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s weekly Crop Report. Ninetyone per cent is rated as good to excellent in quality. Sixty-three per cent of winter cereals, 61 per cent of spring cereals, 60 per cent of oilseeds and 68 per cent of pulse crops are at their normal developmental stages for this time of year. The majority of crops are rated as fair to excellent in quality.

Rain showers brought various amounts of moisture to the province last week. Some crop and hay damage occurred due to flooding, disease, hail and insects such as alfalfa weevil and cabbage seedpod weevil. Across the province, topsoil moisture on crop land is rated as 13 per cent surplus, 81 per cent adequate and six per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as six per cent surplus, 87 per cent adequate and seven per cent short. Farmers are busy haying and controlling pests.

Canola watch: June 12 Canola crops across the Prairies look very good, in general, and growers are optimistic at this stage of the season. Top-dress fertilizer is a hot topic this week. The most efficient way to apply fertilizer on the Prairies is during the seeding pass, but some circumstances do call for top up nitrogen or sulphur for canola. Seedling diseases such as rhizoctonia wirestem are showing up, perhaps due to deep seeding and tighter rotations, both of which increase the risk. Seedlings that die from

disease can dry up and disappear quickly, so scouting early is the only way to determine the cause of these missing plants and patches. G l y p h o s a t e applications that are higher than label rates or applied after the 6-leaf stage can seriously set back Roundup Ready canola yield. Apply before the 6-leaf stage as outlined on the label, and consider an approved tank mix to get weeds that may not be controlled at the label rate. Flea beetle feeding seems to have picked up again, with many fields near thresholds.

A walk around the grounds . . . Two cemetery tours were part of the events during the weekend. Dennis Hoppe, Diana Dolack and Pastor Kleiner recounted the lives of the people buried at Emmanuel. It was difficult to maintain records so if anyone has any information regarding the graves please contact Diana Dolack. (Submitted photo)

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Council Minute highlights M

inutes of the regular meeting of the Town of Biggar Council held on Tuesday, June 18 at 7:15 p.m. in the Council Chambers. Roll call: Mayor Ray Sadler, Councillors Besse, Boyle, Motruk, Sherbino and administrative staff. Absent: Barb Barteski, CAO; Councillor McCallum. Minutes of the June 4 regular meeting were accepted as presented. RCMP Local Detachment report for the period May 18 - Jun 18 was presented by Sgt. Colin Sawrenko and accepted. Town foreman’s report was accepted as presented. Minutes of June 6 Environmental Health Services committee were accepted as presented. Minutes of the June 10 General Government Services committee meeting were accepted as presented. Minutes of the June 11 committee meeting of Council were accepted as presented. Minutes of the June 12 Economic Development Committee meeting were accepted as presented. General accounts paid in the amount of $298,128.41 and general accounts payable in the amount of $72,468.94 were approved. Financial reports for the month of May (bank reconciliation and statement of financial activities) were accepted. Correspondence accepted: Biggar Library Board minutes; Ministry of Government Relation, transit van grant; thank you from Biggar Community Connections; Ministry of Government Relations, revenue sharing; Town of Kindersley, joint meeting; Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure, urban highway policy; Prairie Wild Consulting, community meeting; Urban Voice, infrastructure; SIAST, water and wastewater continuing education; SAMA annual report; Wheatland Regional Centre, financial statements; Minister of Government Relations, mill rate factors. Lottery licenses application from St. Gabriel CWL was approved. A request from Biggar Recreation Valley for a refund for the Biggar Community Hall rental for their event on May 31

in the amount of $141.75 was approved. Correspondence from Great Plains College thanking the town for its commitment to scholarships through donations. Town commitment of $1,250.00 for the 2013-14 school year will be paid. Building permits were issued to Dale and Sherry Martin and Joan Larlham. New kitchen equipment for the Biggar Community Hall in the amount of $9,000 was purchased from Geanel Restaurant Supplies. A temporary pedestrian crossing/reduce speed sign will be places on First Avenue West near Biggar Union Hospital on either side of the street until the staff parking lot has been completed. A review of the draft and comments regarding the Draft Waste Packaging and Paper Stewardship Plan for Biggar will be made. A motion was made to buy a four cubic yard self dumping hopper from Shippers Supply at a cost of $3,684 plus taxes. A motion was made to order parts for the repair of clarifier No. 4 at the sewer treatment plant in the amount of $18,188 plus GST from Promag Enviro. As a discretionary use home occupation application by Thu Lam has been advertised in accordance with the Town’s Zoning Bylaw and as no representations have been received with respect to this application, that this discretionary use be approved conditional to the requirements outlined in Section 5.3 of the Zoning Bylaw No. 01-632. Meeting adjourned at 9:14 p.m.

Elephants . . . The summer day camp at the Jubilee Stadium is always popular and this year is no different. It is now in full swing and one of the activities for this week was craft time. Here the

Rider Insider, July 7, 2013 by: Rod Pedersen Voice of the Riders Surely the best is yet to come, but what occurred at Mosaic Stadium on Friday night has to be the highlight of the calendar year so far and we’re already into the seventh month! Picture it; near perfect summer conditions (sunny, 26 degrees Celsius and no wind), a record crowd for a Saskatchewan Roughriders home-opener (35,296), and an early-season first place showdown in the CFL West between a pair of 1-0 teams, Saskatchewan and Calgary. The stage was set, and

Canada’s Team didn’t let the Rider Nation down. Quarterback Darian Durant passed for 258 yards and two touchdowns while tailback Kory Sheets took over the CFL rushing lead with 133 yards and a touchdown as Saskatchewan overpowered its top rival 36-21 to take over sole-ownership of top spot in the league’s toughest division. It’s only two weeks in, but the Green & White are the only undefeated team in the Canadian Football League at 2-0. Take a bow. Many, many times over the course of the year my friends from across the country - and even from

Construction underway . . . Biggar seems to be a construction zone this year what with the condo project, grain condos and new digs at the Biggar Hospital. All this activity has caused traffic to spill out on to the street. Town council approved a temporary pedestrian/reduce speed sign to be place on First Avenue West on either side of the street until the staff parking lot is completed. (Independent photo by Daryl Hasein)

youngsters are making elephants out of foam using a noise maker for the nose. Lots of laughter and fun for everyone. (Independent photo by Daryl Hasein) across Saskatchewan – say ‘what’s it like in Regina right now?’ They are, of course, referring to the Rider Nation, and always wonder how the fans are dealing with the team’s inevitable ups and downs. Well, right now, this city is coming off its hinges. It was evident even before Friday’s game, as business people and random fans alike wore their Rider jerseys all day long in all corners of the city. Many knocked off for the day around noon and threw their own tailgate parties before convening at the stadium for kickoff. It turned out to be a roundthe-clock party. And while the Riders trailed for much of Friday’s game, they slowly took a death-grip on the proceedings and squeezed the life out of the reigning West Division champions. The Stamps looked like a stubborn weed that had been doused with a killer spray and eventually withered up and blew away. Cue the party! Fans tooted their horns on the city streets all night long and no one really wanted to go home as the Rider Nation sang arm-in-arm and soaked up the sweet senses of success. It’s only Week 2 you say? Who cares! The Riders are on top right now and that means the province can stick out its chest for at least another week. As far as the team itself goes, they celebrated the win for an hour or two after the game and then immediately turned their attention to this week’s game in Toronto against

the 1-1 Argonauts, the defending Grey Cup champions. “I’d rather be the best team in the CFL in November rather than in July,” star Rider slotback Weston Dressler, who had 108 yards and a touchdown against Calgary, said after the game. He’s right of course. But for a fanbase which is so quick to turn on each other, and on the team, in the bad times, now is the time to get excited. The stats are right there staring us in the face; Darian Durant has been perfect so far, not turning the ball over once in two games and making excellent, smart decisions. No one seems to have more detractors than Durant but at this point in time, those people have nothing to say. Will it stay that way? Who knows. We were just as deliriously happy last year at this time when the Roughriders opened with back-to-back wins and, in fact, stretched their season-opening win streak to three games. However the bottom quickly fell out and the team lost five-ina-row and carried a 3-5 record into the Labour Day Classic. What did head coach Corey Chamblin, a rookie coach at the time, learn from those experiences last year? We’re about to find out. And you know the adversity is lurking right around the corner. They’re not going to go 18-0 and nobody wants them to anyways. The Grey Cup trophy is the pot of silver at the end of the rainbow and it’s still a long, long ways off.



Trudeau needs to understand Saskatchewan voters Justin Trudeau visited Saskatchewan recently and it’s hard to say what the reviews were. No doubt for many his name sends a shiver down the spine of voters while others will not remember how the West was treated at the hands of the new Liberal leader’s father. There were some who met the young Trudeau who thought he was “dreamy” and liked his hairstyle. But, is that any reason to vote for him? Maybe. If politicians don’t provide any substance or meaning to their platforms then voters will determine their own criteria for choosing a leader. Many of Trudeau’s comments were light weight likely because this was a grin and greet visit to the province. However, there were a few that raised eyebrows. One should not step into the home territory of any well liked individual and criticize them. I refer to the comments made about Saskatchewan senator Pamela Wallin. Certainly the senator has been in the news lately regarding expense claims so she was fair game for the Liberal leader. Whether Wallin is guilty or not has yet to be determined. And, whether or not you agree with what she did or did not claim is not the issue either. It’s the fact that an outsider has called out one of our own. It’s kind of like siblings in a family. You may fight at home but when a bully picks on your brother or sister on the playground you will defend them. Another thing Trudeau should figure out before he visits next time is how people in Saskatchewan think. He cannot resonate with voters here if he doesn’t understand us. Our way of thinking is very different than that in downtown Montreal or Toronto. Something he needs to work on. P.H.

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When was the last time you went for a walk with your Mayor? The initiative from Ashland, Kentucky promotes both healthy lifestyles and healthier communities by Benjamin Gillies, Troy Media Municipal Affairs columnist Distributed by Troy Media, www.troymedia. com Summer has finally arrived, and people from coast to coast are eager to get outside for some fresh air and exercise. Many will join their friends, family members, or favourite four-legged companion on a stroll about their neighbourhood – but how many would consider doing the same with a member of their local government? Earlier this year, the mayor of Ashland, Kentucky, launched a program called‘Walk with the Mayor’. Concerned with the obesity rate in his hometown, and a lack of civic engagement, the newly-elected Chuck Charles decided he would take to the street. Along with his dog, his worship has scheduled nine walks throughout the summer to promote healthy lifestyles, bring

the government to the people, and foster a sense of community among neighbours. The routes are available online, and anyone can join Mayor Charles on his constitutionals, to get to know him better, discuss local priorities, and just enjoy the community on foot. It is a simple initiative, but encouraging people to get outside for a walk is a very effective way of furthering a number of important goals, from promoting healthy lifestyles to encouraging healthier communities. Besides ensuring everyone involved gets some exercise, citizens have responded positively to the opportunity to speak with their mayor in a meaningful way. While many would be uncomfortable having to schedule a meeting down at city hall, or feel harried with only a few seconds to shake his hand at a community event or during an election campaign, residents are

able to spend an hour or more discussing local issues in a friendly and familiar setting – while leisurely touring the community they share. Given the benefits – and the ease with which it could be implemented – why don’t other municipalities attempt a similar initiative? Canadian cities are facing serious challenges and promising opportunities, and citizens might appreciate their elected leaders making themselves available to discuss these issues outside of their office. As such, what if mayors and city councilors in cities big and small across Canada committed to walking to and from work, say, 10 times between July and September, and invited their constituents to join them? Obviously, it would be impractical for suburban councilors to walk all the way to city hall, but they could begin with a healthy walk in their community, and then jump on public

transit the rest of the way. This would provide the additional benefit of allowing them to experience a commute to work from outside their cars. Moving about the city on foot or by bus is very different than getting around behind the wheel. Elected officials in many urban centres are currently grappling with major spending decisions regarding transit investment, so having a first-hand appreciation for the needs and challenges of navigating without a car could be useful when it comes time to ensure these funds are spent in a manner that actually benefits those who rely on public transportation infrastructure. Moreover, it would give councilors, and anyone who joined them on their stroll, a new perspective on the city. Focusing on getting to your destination behind the wheel does not provide the same opportunity

to really see one’s hometown as walking does. The face of Canada’s urban communities is changing. It is important to give attention to mega projects like skyscrapers and other large developments, as politicians often do, but it is also worthwhile to see our neighbourhoods as cohesive wholes, something that is far easier done on foot than zipping through with your eyes and attention on the road. Clearly, the goals of a ‘walk with your councilor to work’ program would be more qualitative than quantitative, but that is definitely not a strike against the idea – especially considering the whole initiative would be free. In fact, the municipal level of government has the most direct impact on Canadians’ lives but many citizens do not realize just how many services fall under their jurisdiction; having the

opportunity to speak with their mayor or councilor could help residents understand the myriad roles city governments play. Participants would be able to put a face to the name of their representative, and enable them get to know each other on a more personal level. It would be a small initiative, but could be a meaningful step in fostering civic engagement and understanding, promoting healthy lifestyles, and getting people out to enjoy what will hopefully be a beautiful Canadian summer. Troy Media Municipal Affairs columnist Benjamin Gillies is a political economy graduate from the University of Manitoba, where he focused on urban development and energy policy. He works as a consultant in Winnipeg.

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Acacia holds Official Visit If a mosquito has a soul, it is mostly evil. So I don’t have too many qualms about putting a mosquito out of its misery. I’m a little more respectful of ants. Douglas Hofstadter It’s summer time and we love it. The warm days, lots of sunshine, extended daylight hours. The summer activities -- water sports, golfing, gardening, fishing. Or even reading a book in a quiet spot, stopping to just stare at the green grass and enjoy the moment. Except for one thing. Mosquitoes. You know when it is the dead of winter and we are immersed in minus temperatures, wind blowing and snow banks to our rooftops we long for the dog days of summer. Always forgetting about that little insect that comes along and annoys us. Sometimes it is so annoying that we are chased indoors preventing us from enjoying those days we long for. They may be small insects, but mosquitoes have the ability to cause

humans to display a dark side. Kill, kill, kill. We buy repellants, coils, foggers -- all in an effort to eliminate these pests. And still, they are plentiful. It is the female of the species that is the culprit. And, in some cases, can be deadly. These blood eating pests feast not only on humans but also on animals thus transmitting diseases -- Malaria, yellow fever and filariasis. It’s no wonder that scientists and health authories call the mosquito one of the most dangerous animals on Earth. Mouthparts of the female mosquito are very specialized. Adapted so that they can pierce skin and then begin sucking blood out of their victims. Females like to drink rich, sugar liquids such as nectar and honeydew which give them they energy they need. Then they go out and terrorize people. Sometimes they fly about looking for a suitable target to bite, other times they just land and proceed to inflict pain. Males, on

the other hand, only drink the sugary fluids. There may be another cure for coping with being bugged by mosquitoes. The techies out there will be interested in this one. A group of students from the University of Manitoba have developed an app. The app doesn’t actually keep mosquitoes away but it does allow users to see where the swarms are, which neighbourhoods are infested so you can avoid them. The app rates mosquito activity in the area and upload that information on a map for all users. Checking the M Tracker before leaving the house will tell you whether or not you need to get out the bug spray before leaving the house. The developers are encouraging people to download and use the app. The more people that input data into it the better the app is going to be. One last quote: “the good Lord didn’t create anything without a purpose, but mosquitoes come close.”

Summer Preschool Program receives funding . . . Martin Smith, Regional Manager NW District Access Communications (left) presents a $2,000 cheque to Charla de Bussac (right) of the Biggar Family Centre. The funds will be used for the Summer Preschool Program which runs Monday to Friday until August 16.

Worthy Grand Matron Donna Sanders and Worthy Grand Patron Rod Stafford of the Grand Chapter of Saskatchewan attended the Official Visit at Acacia Chapter No. 3, Order of the Eastern Star on June 18. Many Grand officers and visitors were in attendance from Lloydminster, North Battleford, Unity, Saskatoon, Regina, Moose Jaw, Estevan, Prince Albert, Calgary, Wadena and Biggar. Acacia’s newest member, Don Tokaryk was accepted by affiliation and was congratulated and presented with a gift from the WGM and WGP. The 100th Anniversary Celebration was looked back on and everyone was thanked for all their help and participation by Worthy Matron Elizabeth McMahon. Seven 50 year plus members of Acacia and two Masons were presented and honoured. Following the afternoon of entertainment, the evening closed with a banquet and Anniversary cake with ice cream. On the morning of June 18, Worthy Matron Elizabeth McMahon had presented the $500 Teale Scholarship at BCS 2000 Colour Day, which was split between Jenna Boisvert and Bailey Seidl. Congratulations! Members were reminded to save stamps with postal cancellation and pop can tabs. It was decided to put our 10 meeting dates on the Biggar Minor Hockey Community Calendar. Many official visit dates, Schools of Instruction and WGM and WGP Homecoming were reviewed to the membership. Donna Sweet reported on presenting the Blanche Squires Award on behalf of the Grand Chapter of Saskatchewan at Saskatoon Music

Vera Booth, centre, had a visit from Worthy Grand Matron Donna Sanders and Worthy Grand Patron Rod Stafford at Sunshine Care Home. Festival; and Jim Reid informed the chapter that more used glasses and lenses have been turned in, which in turn are taken to the Lions Bank. An addendum was performed about unknown facts of Queen Elizabeth. A monetary gift was presented to the WGM and WGP for their special project, Saskatchewan Learning Disabilities Association specifically dyslexia. The WGP spoke

on their special project. The WGM commended the chapter on their benevolent work and closed with her address. The WGM and WGP were delighted to visit Vera Booth at Sunshine Care Home and Eileen Anderson at Diamond Lodge. Following pictures, a delicious cold plate banquet was enjoyed and everyone exchanged greetings from their chapters.

Worthy Grand Patron Rod Stafford and Worthy Grand Matron Donna Sanders visited with Eileen Anderson, centre, at Diamond Lodge.




by Bob Mason

Lastly, you who read I feel a little bad about this, because YT hates to hear a person blowing their own horn! Mebbe, being an oddball penpushing type himself, YT (Yours Truly) is a bit biased, but darn it all, a fact is a fact, and some poetic pieces do turn a fellow on! I read the following few lines in an old book

that we had: “All men are poets (personally I think all women are too!) and next to being a great poet, is a person, who understands one!” I hope that means a lot of us! There are many people (including YT) who are confused while trying to translate the long, tedious poems written by the “Greats”

of our literary past! Okay, they had their place alright in the TV-less past, but I am afraid their “Place” has been taken over by a lot of modern entertaining machines. Mebbe “coffee-row” has survived, being almost as necessary as “Tales of a Wayside Inn”, but even it (C.R) isn’t what it used to be! Speed, as compared to peace and quiet, seems to be the direction of today and whereas speed is mebbe necessary today so is peace and quiet! Often we feel a little hesitant about following the sentiments of the past, but believe me, it is these same sentiments that have helped develop the caring society that we are today!

Below is a small collection of poetic pieces that have really meant a lot to us over the years. Don’t hesitate to read them and think about them, but check paragraph two first! Don’t feel that all of our romantic ideas come out of Hollywood! Omar Khayyam the Persian poet, over a thousand years ago, wrote a whole collection of contemporary thought in what is now known as “The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam” (translated by Edward Fitzgerald in 1829) “A book of verses underneath the bough. A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou Beside me, singing in the wilderness Oh wilderness is a paradise enow!” A fellow doesn’t have

to travel very far to find sentiments like that, even today! By the time young lovers had been around for a few centuries and used every different kind of line to impress the fairer sex, you’d think every approach had been used up, but no! Along came William Shakespeare in the 1500’s and wrote “Sonnets”, (Verse 29 yet!) “Yet, in these thoughts, myself almost despising Haply I think of thee, and then my state Like to the Lark at break of day arising From sullen earth, sings hymns at heavens gate! For thy sweet love remembered such wealth brings That then I scorn to trade my state with kings.” How could any woman resist that kind of verse, eh? I’m sure glad he wasn’t around when Phyllis came along! The “Plowman Poet” thought an awful lot like many of us do, and for those who have read paragraph two, we quote a few lines of Burns! “But thou are Blest compared wi’ me The present only toucheth thee! But ach! I backward cast my e’e on prospects drear! An’ forward though I canna see’ I guess and fear!” I’ll bet that very few folks have ever even heard of this guy! On searching through the “World Book” the only “Foss” mentioned is a piece about an American War hero who shot down two Japanese planes! A far more important person (I think) was C. Walter Foss, who wrote “The house by the side of the road!” The verses of this old poem were part of the framed decorations the folks hung on the walls of our old home! “ I see from my house by the side of the road, By the side of the highway of life! Men who press on with the ardour of hope, And men who are weak with strife. But I turn not away from their smiles or their tears! Both are part of the infinite plan! A I live in that house by the side of the road And be a friend to man.

I know there are brook gladdened meadows ahead and mountains of wearisome height But the road winds on - et cetera.” (It would be nice if everyone were like this anymore, eh?) A lot of people expect Robert Service stuff being along the lines of “The Shooting of Dan McGrew” “A bunch of the boys were whooping it up In the Malemute Saloon -” But the following verse was written on the tablecloth of a Paris café “Lastly you who read, Aye You, who this very line may scan Think of all you’ve planned to do! have you done that bet you can? See, yon tavern lights are low, blacks the night, and how you shrink, God! And is it time to go? Ah the clock is always slow, It is later than you think; sadly later than you think Far, far later than you think!” Mebbe it is going to take a long, long time for us to realize that “A mans a man for a’ that!” but Rudyard Kipling tried to tell us about it many years ago, when he wrote about the border disputes in Northwest India. Its too bad that some of use still think that we are better than the next guy! “-but there is no East and there is no West Border nor breed nor birth, When two strong men stand face to face Though they come from the ends of the earth!” Don’t be a bit proud folks! The poet Shelley wrote this verse as he looked on the remains of a statue in the Egyptian desert. “And on the pedestal these words appear, ‘I am Ogymandias, King of kings! Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!’ Nothing beside remains. Round the decay of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare The lone and level sands stretch far away!” Mebbe reading this stuff won’t make you a millionaire, but it will help to produce something far more valuable - a better person!



Meet the Barracudas

Name: Tara Gidluck Age: 8 Why I joined Swim Club: Because I like to see the coaches Fa v o u r i t e s t r o k e : Butterfly Things that interest me: Playing with friends.

Name: Kennedy Sopzcak Age: 9 Why I joined Swim Club: To learn how to swim better Favourite stroke: Breast stroke Things that interest me: Riding my bike, playing hockey, making clay charms, tubing and kneeboarding.

Name: Raeann Gidluck Age: 10 Why I joined Swim Club: Because it is fun and you meet alot of friends Favourite stroke: Breast stroke Things that interest me: horses, playing hockey. Name: Cody Doering Age: 7 Why I joined Swim Club: for fun Fa v o u r i t e s t r o k e : backstroke Things that interest me: hockey, dinosaurs, tubing, ball.

Name: Dawson Erixon Age: 7 Why I joined Swim Club: because I wanted to. Favourite stroke: Front Crawl Things that interest me: love to snowboard, and be in hockey.

Name: Reez Mintz Age: 7 Why I joined Swim Club: to learn to swim better Favourite stroke: front crawl Things that interest me: swimming, hockey, riding my bike.

Name: Wyatt Aman Age: 11 Why I joined Swim Club: I love to swim and spend time with my friends Favourite stroke: front crawl Things that interest me: 4-H and hockey.

Name: Kalin Harrabek Age: 10 Why I joined Swim Club: I love to swim Favourite stroke: Breast stroke Things that interest me: Sports and going to the lake.

Name: Jacob Miller Age: 10 Why I joined Swim Club: my mom made me Favourite stroke: Breast stroke Things that interest me: Nerf guns, hockey and riding my bike.

Diamond Lodge News Hello everyone! What a nice hot week we have just had. At Diamond Lodge this week we have kept very busy with different events. Monday was Canada Day so there was no recreation staff around. So the residents got to visit with each other or with family. Tuesday was current events. The Independent was read to everyone. We played two rounds of Beat the Dice on that warm afternoon. It was over 33 degrees out! Wednesday was birthday party night. Cash Back played a lot of favorite songs for us. We were very glad to have them back. The Allanbank Ladies supplied lunch for that evening. Thursday was our usual day of exercises and

bingo. Friday was BBQ Club. This week was our first time eating outside for the season. It was the perfect temperature to be outside. In the afternoon everyone gathered outside to have ice cream cones.

Saturday was Jackpot Bingo and a movie. Sunday was spa and coffee party in the morning. Then the Arelee Mennonite Church did the worship. Have a good day everyone and talk to you next week.

Extreme Heat Days of extreme heat occur at some point during most Saskatchewan summers. The high temperature and humidity will heat your body and affect how your body regulates its temperature. Those most at risk are seniors, infants and young children, people with breathing difficulties and those who work or exercise in the heat. To reduce your risk of heat illnesses, drink lots of water. Stay cool as much as possible. Monitor yourself and loved ones for symptoms such as dizziness and nausea. Seek medical help if this happens.

Heartland Health Region Board Meeting


Tuesday, July 23, 2013 Springwater Community Hall Springwater, Sask. Coffee & Doughnuts • 6:30 p.m. Meeting to follow • 7:30 p.m. • Presentation of Financial Statement ns, • Reports uestio q y n A • Election of Directors 8-2706 call 94

The next Board meeting will be held Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 in Rosetown. Board packages can be obtained from the Regional Corporate Office within one week of the meeting. Please call the office to arrange for printing and pick up. Contact Christa Garrett at 306-882-4111 ext 236 or by e-mail

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Youth learn to grow through 4-H

by Calvin Daniels

If you grew up in rural Canada you are likely well aware of 4-H, with a rather good chance you have been involved with the organization at some point. That is not really surprising since 4-H is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. For the past century the organization has been serving youth, starting with the founding club in Roland, MB. Over the decades 4-H has focused on rural youth, although showing an ability to adapt to

change, 4-H clubs are now found in many urban settings as well. While we look at 4-H as traditionally providing youth with the opportunity to learn at cattle, horses, sheep and hogs, projects which speak to the organization’s rural roots, today youth are also learning about cooking, computers and cameras. Youth can now pick projects which are of particular interest to them, and as long as they can find a project

leader to help mentor their progress, they can explore things that are now a far cry from livestock production on the farm. The reasoning for broadening the scope of 4-H is obviously one fueled by a desire at preserving what is at the heart of the program. In the past serving rural youth was enough. There were clubs in almost every small community, with lots of farm youth interested in working with cattle, horses and other livestock. Of course we have seen a significant population shift from the war years until now, one where the rural population is in decline, with a shift to larger urban centres. For 4-H to function in a city such as Yorkton, or Regina, means adapting programming because having a steer or sheep as your project simply

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doesn’t work. The heart of 4-H is not about the project though. Whether it’s raising a steer, or learning to knit, the key to 4-H comes in its long-held motto ‘learn to do by doing’. Youth are encouraged to discover on their own. They learn by watching and by working with others. They are helped

to grow, not just about their project, but about keeping records, speaking in public, and working to help others in their club. They are skills which go beyond growing a good steer, or knitting a good pair of socks. They are life skills those going through the 4-H program will be able to draw on

in their education and once they enter the workforce. The key to 4-H, the element which has helped the program flourish for a century is teaching life skills to generation after generation of Canadians, and hopefully it will remain active in that role for decades to come.

What’s bugging farmers this summer? Crawling, jumping or flying -- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)’s Prairie Pest Management Network (PPMN) in Saskatoon helps farmers know what pests to watch for this growing season. The PPMN provides an in-depth analysis of insects in different parts of the prairies and what farmers should look for as they scout their own crops for infestation and damage. The network is a coordinated monitoring program that keeps the Canadian agriculture industry informed of the risks from pest species as well as providing information on how to protect and conserve their natural enemies. PPMN data has been collected by farmers and researchers all over the prairie region since 1996. Prairie-wide, approximately 1,800 sites are monitored annually during the course of the various surveys. AAFC entomologist Dr. Owen Olfert and his group pull together this information

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about pests -- their location and abundance -- to compile weekly mapping and analyses. Based on current conditions and forecasted weather patterns, the group works closely with provincial governments and industry organizations to ensure that growers have the information they need to make informed decisions about pesticides or other pest deterrents. So, what’s going to be bugging prairie farmers this summer? According to Dr. Olfert, it appears this year will see different pests than last year. Last year there were a lot of leafhoppers and Diamondback moths in the area due to strong southerly winds blowing them in from the United States. This year, the winds haven’t been from a southerly direction so those particular pests haven’t been coming up in large numbers. Grasshoppers aren’t expected to be a major problem in most regions this year either -- they like it hot and dry and so areas that have received above-average precipitation will be less at risk. The PPMN is just starting to receive counts from traps set for the Bertha Armyworm. Once the collections are done and the insects identified and counted, the PPMN will analyze the results to see if they numbers are high enough to cause economically significant damage to crops. If this is the case, they will let farmers and growers’ groups know so that they are aware of the risk an insect might

pose. Producers can then prioritize their in-field scouting efforts based on the level of risk in their geographic region and implement whatever additional monitoring or control action that needs to be taken. In early July, the PPMN starts looking for the Cabbage Seedpod Weevil. They will analyze date to see where they are, their abundance and if they are spreading. Once they know if there’s a problem, they offer solutions as to how to combat the insects. Another important function of the PPMN is annual analysis and forecasting. The PPMN analyzes data over the winter and then forecasts predictions for the next growing season by January. This allows farmers to make decisions about which crops to plant -- since certain crops often attract specific insect pests. Farmers might also prefer to adjust their seeding stages in order to avoid certain insect pests; for example if wheat is planted early enough, it may already be past the flowering stage when wheat midge emerge and become active. Additionally, the monitoring program promotes tracking and preserving beneficial insects, such as lady bugs and certain flies, spiders and mites that are already in the field working to protect prairie crops. Adherence to economic thresholds when applying pesticides not only protects crop yields, but also protects the beneficial insects.


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No. 300 celebrates 70 years of service No. 300 Fisher Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron was formed on July 22, 1943. the squadron was named in honour of Pilot Officer, David Scott Fisher. This exceptional leadership program has been provided to youth, age 12-18, in Biggar and the surrounding area (Landis, Perdue, Rosetown) for an astonishing 70 years! Our program has proudly turned our remarkable Canadian citizens who have applied their skills and knowledge in many areas of their lives, many going on to join the Canadian Forces. Others have become pilots, professionals, executives, educators, parents and have returned to cadet squadrons, in uniform, all over Canada to give back to this incredible program. Throughout the year, the cadets enjoy activities such as gliding, power flying, survival, orienteering, marksmanship, biathlon, effective speaking, leadership, band, drill and much more. A large contingpent of cadets have also enjoyed the privilege of taking additional summer training at the many summer cen-

tres located throughout the country. No. 300 Fisher RCACS currently parades out of the Mark Edwards Hall, 402 2nd Ave E (upstairs through the north door) every Wednesday, 3:159:00 p.m. (Sept. - May). Youth are welcome to join anytime throughout the year and the program is provided free of charge. The squadron has been thriving for 70 years thanks to the ongoing and generous support of the Local Sponsoring Committee, local Legions (Biggar, Perdue, Rosetown), the Air Cadet League, the Department of National Defense, the community of Biggar and surrounding areas. We are very proud of our history of providing a long-standing, successful leadership program for the youth of Biggar and surrounding areas. The activities of our squadron can be followed on our Facebook page. You can either go to Facebook and search 300 fisher or use this link: https://www.facebook. com/300fisher?fref=ts. We can also be followed via Twitter at: https://twitter.

com/300FisherRCACS. Our squadron had been providing a place for youth to grow, have fun and learn new skills for 70 years now. In celebration we will be having a Steak and Dance night to honour this milestone. Provided

will be supper,dance, live auction, silent auctions, 50/50 draw, door prizes and a whole lot of fun! Come on out and join in the celebration. Calling all alumni, we would love for you to help make this a special event. Please contact Tisha and

2LT David Dram is presented his commissioning scroll by Lt. Col. Malcolm Young. (Submitted photo)

let her know if you will be attending. or 306-951-7718, we would like to be able to mention you and how many years you were a part of the squadron. More information will be provided as things are

solidified, keep watching here and on the events calendar. Details thus far are as follows: Date: November 23, 2013 Location: Biggar Community Hall Cost and Time: TBA

FSGT Josh Sittler receives a one year membership to 602 Lynx Wing RCAF Association in recognition of the end of a successful cadet career. FSGT Sittler joined cadets in 2007. He turns 19 in June at which time he will age out of the cadet program. He is currently enrolled in the Commercial Pilot Program at SIAST. (Submitted photo)

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planting, pruning & puttering . . . planting by Delta Fay Cruickshank of The Independent

The garden is beginning to share its abundance! I was only gone from my garden for four days. Of course when I returned, the first place I went was to the garden! I was amazed! There is already so much to eat in there! There is spinach, leaf lettuce, thinning from the buttercrunch lettuce, cress, and mesclun (mixed greens), all ready to be a part of the salad bowl. There are also calendula blossoms, and the last of the chive blossoms to add for colour, as well as very tasty additions. There even are some dill fronds and cilantro for more flavour and maybe even some fresh oregano for a little bite! People have been going out into nature to forage for fresh greens since, well, since man figured out greens are edible! After a while, they started collecting the seeds and planting the greens in plots. The Romans and Greeks put all of the fresh greens in one bowl, added salt, vinegar, and oil and called it a salata. They would also add vegetables pickled in a salty brine. The Latin

word for salty is salata from the noun sal (salt). The French then used the term salade for a combination of greens and vegetables, usually with a light sauce over it all. Over the centuries, we now know the word as salad! And a salad means many things. Just greens and herbs; potatoes and other vegetables; meat and cheese; greens and vegetables; served cold, warm or hot! Fruit combined with vegetables, flowers, nuts - you name it, anything can go in a salad, even your weeds! The Romans may have been the first to serve salad, but they are not the inventors of the Caesar Salad! An Italian immigrant, Caesar Cardini, served this famous salad in restaurants in San Diego, California and in Tijuana, Mexico in the 1920’s. Originally he did not use romaine lettuce, just plain lettuce likely iceberg. But now we all use romaine or cos lettuces to create this hearty, garlicky salad. And yet, romaine lettuce was what the Romans could have used in their salads. The green was first discovered on the Greek island of Cos. Eventually the name evolved to ‘romaine’. When I buy the seed, it

A whole host of greens, herbs and flowers can be grown in our gardens. All the minerals from the earth, and all the sunshine create a plant that just needs to be eaten! My garden is now producing a whole assortment of greens, lettuces, herbs and flowers for the salad bowl. A simple oil and vinegar dressing over a collection of homegrown greens, served with bread and a protein - there is nothing better at this time of the year! (Photos from google. com/images)

is sometimes called Cos. Once all the greens, herbs et cetera are collected, washed and dried, it is time to ‘dress’ them. Cooks have been dressing their salads for centuries. The Chinese used soy sauce 5,000 years ago, Egyptians favoured a dressing with oil, vinegar and Oriental spices. Mayonnaise made its debut in France over 200 years ago! The Romans used a fermented fish sauce that Worcestershire sauce was derived from, along with lots of salt. I am afraid I am very boring with my salad dressing. I make the same one for most all of my salads. It is a plain vinaigrette that our French neighbour

Gladys Nancy Schell April 18, 1923 - June 26, 2013 Gladys Nancy Schell passed away peacefully in her home on June 26, 2013 in Biggar, Sask. at the age of 90. She was born in Oban, Sask. on April 18, 1923. Gladys was predeceased by her mother, Bertha Henne; father, August Henne; brothers, Clarence Henne, Delmar Henne, Ray Henne; sister, Doreen Allen; husband, John Schell; son, Calvin Schell; and grandson, Hal Bruner. Left to cherish Gladys’ memory are her brothers, Vince Henne, Don Henne; sisters, Grace Young, Joyce McCormick, Fran Culbertson, Betty Mundt; daughter, Donna Bruner; grandson, Bruce Schell; granddaughters, JoAnne Bodnarchuk, Kim Bruner; as well as many nieces and nephews and great-grandchildren. Gladys will always be remembered for her upbeat spirit and her friendly personality. She had a passion for square dancing, and crosscountry skiing. Gladys also enjoyed helping out with the “old” people, as she liked to word it, at the senior citizens place. Anywhere she could lend a helping hand, she would be there. Gladys also enjoyed her visits at Christmas and reunions, a great time to share memories and laughter. She was very young at heart and could always brighten anyone’s day with her smile and words of kindness. Gladys was devoted to her hometown, Biggar. She gave Biggar a unique idea to have all the Àre hydrants in town painted. So, anytime you drive past one of those painted Àre hydrants, think of Gladys Schell. We will all miss you very much, but your spirit will always be alive in our hearts.

taught how to make over 50 years ago! It is a 3:1 ratio, 3 parts oil to one part vinegar, garlic, salt, pepper and a teaspoon of Dijon mustard to thicken it up! I usually use plain white vinegar, canola oil and grate a clove of garlic into the jar. A really good shake creates a creamy, flavourful dressing!

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Fertile Valley Minor Baseball League Champs 2013 ... For the second year in a row the Biggar Pee Wees were league champs in the Fertile Valley Minor Baseball League. They defeated Kindersley to win the title. Left to right: back row - Steven Piermantier (coach), Nicholas Lovenuk, Joel Hanson, Garrett Hawkins, Josh Piermantier, Brody Voll, Cruz McNulty, Nathan Hawkins, Ian Hawkins (coach); front row - Landon Boisvert, Emmett Keith, Jarrett Pearce, missing Coye Kelliher. (Submitted photo)

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2011 Chev Cruze LS, 1.8L, 6 spd manual, 53,661km, StkC1330A .............................. SOLD $13,900 D 2011 Ford F-350 Supercrew Lariat, 38,703km, StkR4882C ......................................... $53,900 L SO

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T h e S a s k a t c h e wa n Youth Apprenticeship (SYA) Industry Scholarship program fast tracks the futures of 80 high school graduates with a $1,000 scholarship. The scholarships, provided to those who complete SYA in high school and are planning to enter into a skilled trade, motivate students to create a rewarding career through apprenticeship in the 47 designated trades and 23 subtrades. “The scholarships provide financial incentives as well as the opportunity for students to learn more about the skilled trades,” SATCC Board Chair Garry Kot said. “They also demonstrate the collaboration between industry and the Government of Saskatchewan in supporting our youth and meeting Saskatchewan’s labour market needs.” The scholarships were

initiated in 2009-10 by industry partners and the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC). To date, 39 industry partners, including business owners, labour organizations, and two provincial government agencies have contributed $951,000 to the scholarship fund. “These students have started on their way to successful careers in the trades and we offer our congratulations on their achievements,” Minister responsible for SATCC Bill Boyd said. “This is one of the initiatives we have in place to ensure skilled trades will be available to support our province’s growing economy.” The SATCC selects the schools that receive the SYA Industry Scholarship and the school selects the scholarship winner. To qualify for the scholar-

ship, the graduate must complete high school and the SYA program, as well as complete one level of apprenticeship or one year of post-secondary training in a designated skilled trade. The SYA Program enables high school students to explore career opportunities in the skilled trades and obtain hands-on experience. Program participation is increasing. Currently, 278 schools are registered in the SYA Program, with over 3,700 students participating. Since the SYA Program’s inception in 2006-07, over 13,000 students in grades 10-12 have registered and over 4,200 have completed the program and received certificates. Of this total, 624 have registered as Saskatchewan apprentices. To date, 86 SYA participants have achieved journeyperson status.



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CARD OF THANKS Thank you to everyone for the cards, gifts and encouraging words for my graduation. All are very much appreciated and played a huge part in making the day unforgettable. Catlin Heather 28c1 A big thank you to the Springwater Centennial Committee. The community is small yet the spirit of 100 years and their can do attitude hosted almost 200 guests. The dinner and the day’s activities were excellent. Thank you to the villagers and local area people who worked so hard for that memorable day on July 1st. Ray and June (nee Atkinson) Burley, Vernon, B.C.; Harry and Sylvia Atkinson, Sydney, B.C. 28p1 Thank you to my family and friends for the cards and gifts for my graduation. Sincerely, Morgan Silvernagle 28nc


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SUNDAYS in July: Presbyterians, Anglicans, Lutherans will be worshipping at St. Paul’s Anglican Church at 10:30 a.m. For pastoral services or information, please contact Pastor Mark Kleiner at 306-9517122 or leave a message at the office, 306-948-3731. 48/10tfn SUNDAYS… You are invited to the weekly services of Biggar Associated Gospel Church, corner Quebec St. and 8th Ave. West. Worship Service at 10:50 a.m. Everyone is welcome to join us. Contact our church office 306-948-3424, Tuesday through Thursday. 36tfn TUESDAYS June 18 to Sept. 24: FARMERS MARKET, 3 - 5 p.m., in the old Bargain Shop building. For tables, phone 306948-2718 or 306-948-3428 23c5 WEDNESDAY, JULY 24: Blood Donor Clinic, 3:30 - 7:30 p.m., Biggar Community Hall. To make an appointment, call: 1-888-2DONATE or 1-888-236-6283. 27c3 SUNDAYS, JULY 28 and AUGUST 4: There will be NO worship services held at Biggar United Church for these two Sundays only. 28c3

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

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HOT TICKETS for fans in Rural Saskatchewan Only KISS July 16th REBA McENTIRE July 20th in Regina PAUL McCARTNEY August 14th in Regina Ask about our tickets in the First 5 Rowns on the floor LABOUR DAY CLASSIC Riders vs. Bombers Sept 1st in Regina P!NK October 24th in Saskatoon October 26th in Winnipeg 2013 GREY CUP Game November 24th in Regina Go on line to or call Dash Tours at 1-800-265-0000 One Call & You’re There

Old battery collection, Fisher #300 Cadet Squadron. Drop off at the Biggar Landfill 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


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.



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REAL ESTATE Two serviced lots, side by side in Biggar, 100’x140’, $79,900. Call 717-4681 (cell) 5tfn ONLY A FEW UNITS LEFT! 55 PLUS ADULT COMMUNITY Ground Level Ranchers. www. 306 241 0123 Warman, SK

LAND WANTED Wanted to purchase crop or hay land. For details phone 1-306867-9495.



Move in ready house located in Biggar, Sask. House features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a large upgraded kitchen/ dining room. Located on a nicely landscaped corner lot in a friendly neighbourhood with a new fenced yard and a beautiful underground pond. Also includes a garden shed and a new large 2 car detached garage. Serious inquiries call 306-948-2533 (leave a message if no answer). 14tfn



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HOUSES for RENT Two bedroom house in Biggar, F/S/W/D included. $700/month plus utilities and damage deposit. Available August 1, 2013. Call 306-220-7509 26p3 Two and three bedroom homes available for rent with fridge and stove included. For viewing, call 306-948-3674; 306-948-9517; 306-948-7022. 19tfn


If YOU are… • Moving • Expecting a Baby • Planning a Wedding • Anticipating Retirement Call WELCOME WAGON at 948-2563 - Lisa Haynes We have gifts and information


Charter/ Sherwood Apartments 1 Bedroom, 2 Bedroom Heat and water supplied, wired for cable TV and satellite systems, laundry facilities, appliances, some suites with dishwashers, air conditioning, parking with plug-ins. For more information call: Karen/Kevin • 948-9115 302 - 8th Ave. W. • Biggar

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M & N Repair Ltd.

EQUIPMENT OPERATOR POSITION PARTS PERSON The Town of Biggar is accepting applications for an in scope equipment operator position. Qualifications: Must be capable of and have the skill to operate and maintain all Town equipment including the grader, backhoe with loader, street sweepers, etc. Duties also include daily maintenance and record keeping for the equipment, monitor repairs associated with the equipment plus any other assigned duties. The applicant must possess a valid driver’s license with no restriction on license. Applicant must also possess a valid air brake ticket on license to be able to operate garbage truck and tandems. Knowledge of street maintenance, installation of water and sewer lines; fire hydrants and valves, and other municipal construction requirements is necessary. Salary Rate: As per Union Agreement Further information can be obtained about this position from Barb or Marty at 306-948-3317. Applications including resume and references will be received in the Office of the Town Administrator, Town of Biggar, Box 489, Biggar, SK, S0K 0M0. The Town of Biggar would like to thank all who apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Western Sales a multi-location dealership is looking for a Parts person at their Biggar location to handle everyday customer needs. You will perform a variety of in-store customer service and stocking duties related to the receiving, sale, and delivery of parts. The successful candidate will have the ability to work well in a fast paced, team environment. Candidate must have basic keyboard skills, parts and machinery knowledge and work well with a team. Experience is an asset, but willing to train the right candidate. We offer excellent health and dental beneÀts and a pension package. Compensation will depend on parts experience. Forward your resume to or fax to 306-882-3389. When you work with Western Sales you do the right thing for the customers, the community and yourself. Only qualiÀed applicants will be contacted. Biggar Dental Clinic requires a part-time receptionist, experience preferable but not necessary. Email resume to: 27c3 Office assistant required, 20 hours/week. Send resume to Teri Busse, Box 669, Biggar, SK, S0K 0M0 26c3


Challenge and Opportunity Louis Dreyfus is among the world’s leading commodity merchants, trading and transporting grain and oil seeds. Established in 1851, Louis Dreyfus ranks among the world’s most effective and reliable private corporations with approximately 34,000 employees in locations in 53 countries. Our international presence and our evolutionary history make Louis Dreyfus a unique career destination. Louis Dreyfus Canada Ltd has openings for: General Manager in Glenavon, Saskatchewan The General Manager is responsible for entire facility. While maintaining a safe and profitable operation, the Manager must work closely with all staff to ensure training for success. The General Manager will be responsible to lead, develop, train and motivate a team, budgets, P&L statements reporting and optimizes revenue through effective partnerships with all stakeholders. The Manager must ensure the facility is in compliance with SH&E policies, food safety and ISO certification Operations Manager in Glenavon, Saskatchewan In this position you will be responsible for; grading and binning of grain to CGC standards plus facilitate the shipping programs, a preventive maintenance program and operational duties of entire facility including supervision of staff. The ideal candidate must have strong extensive knowledge of grading grain (CGC standards), blending and facility operations. Strong planning and organizational skills are required to schedule working hours and direct staff. Must have strong understanding of transportation to enhance shipping profits to maximize all revenue and reduce expenses within the realm of the operation Candidates must have agriculture experience, strong interpersonal skills, computer skills and be a team player. If you would like to work for a company that will always rise to meet new opportunities, Louis Dreyfus is the place for you. We offer competitive wages, health and retirement benefits. Submit resume with location preference specified to 333 11th Avenue SW, Suite 1400, Calgary, Alberta or fax: (403) 205-4672, Attn: Shakila Mithani-Hirji. Louis Dreyfus is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly supports workplace diversity.

NEED A HOME PHONE? Cable TV or High Speed Internet? We Can Help. Everyone Approved. Call Today. 1-877-852-1122 Protel Reconnect. EXPANDING PIPELINE COMPANY in Central Alberta requires Class 1 Winch Truck Operators and Heavy Equipment Technicians experienced in truck, trailer and off road equipment repair. Fax resume to: 403-5072766. Attention: Phil Dunn. HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC. Flagstaff County, Sedgewick, Alberta. Please contact Kevin Kinzer at 780-384-4106 or Competitive salary, benefits & pension plan. New Zealand, Australia, Europe: Dairy, beef, sheep, hog & cropping opportunities for young adults (18-30). Apply now! AgriVenture arranges job & host, work permit, trainee wage, flights & insurance. Ph: 1-888598-4415 SERVICE MANAGER required for HiLine Farm Equipment in Wetaskiwin. Excellent compensation package for the right individual. Experience as a Service Manager or Shop Foreman is a must. HiLine is a Case & New Holland operation located only 40 minutes south of Edmonton. Please submit resume in confidence to: lorih@ or mail: HiLine Farm Equipment, 4723 - 39 Ave., Wetaskiwin, AB, T9A 2J4. Attention: Lori Hare.

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; email: Fax: 306-769-8844 Stop in to… 1st Ave. West, Biggar 948-2700

Truck & Trailer Technician M & N Repair in Biggar Sask. is looking for a truck and trailer technician to Àll an open position. Hours of work: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Overtime is available for both weekends and evenings. Wage: $25-$35 dependant on qualiÀcations and experience. We are looking for an individual who is experienced in: • diesel engines • hydraulics • gas engines • transmissions • air systems • some welding experience • electrical • A/C This position reports to the shop owner. You must have a positive attitude and the ability to work alone or as a team. You must have your own tools and a valid driver’s license. Please email resume to: or mail to: M & N Repair, Box 418, Biggar, SK, S0K 0M0. Only those considered will be contacted. Thank You.

Career Opportunity Have a background in insurance, agriculture, or business? Looking for a challenging career in a growing organization? Biggar & Landis Insurance Services requires a full-time licenced Level III Insurance Broker for our Biggar and Landis ofÀces. Farm experience would be beneÀcial. While building and maintaining strong relationships with local farmers, residents and commercial clients, you would be responsible for their insurance needs. Previous insurance-related experience is an asset but not required, however, you must be willing to obtain a Level III Insurance licence and complete other required training. Applicants must possess a minimum Grade 12 education, and a positive attitude towards learning and change; must show initiative, work independently, and be friendly and outgoing. Why work here? We offer a very competitive compensation structure, 8% matched retirement plan, and comprehensive group beneÀts, with a Health Care Spending Allowance. You’d work with a committed team in a challenging, rewarding and fun environment. You’d live in a progressive, rural community less than one hour from Saskatoon. Interested? Please submit your resume by July 19, 2013 to: Biggar Insurance Services Box 729 Biggar, SK S0K 0M0 Email: We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.


HELP WANTED Farming operation near Outlook, SK looking for full-time employee. Competitive wages including O.T. and other Benefits. Valid driver’s licence and good attitude a must. High school diploma an asset. Send Resume to: Namaka Farms Inc. Box 1312 Outlook, SK, S0L 2N0 Email: Fax (306) 867-2250 WW1325

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Western Sales, a growing John Deere dealership with locations in Biggar, Central Butte, Davidson, Elrose, Outlook and Rosetown is hiring permanent full time

Apprentice/Journeyman Service Technicians for our Biggar location situated at 101 Hwy 14 East. We require individuals to repair, troubleshoot, adjust, overhaul and maintain heavy duty Ag equipment including combines, tractors, seeders and sprayers. • Must be thoroughly familiar with tractors and farm equipment and have the knowledge and skill to make repairs properly. • Full job description available on request. • Must be able to work extended hours during spring and fall. • Compensation, $24 - $35 - rate is based on level of experience. • Required work experience, 3 - 5 years. We offer a full beneÀt package which includes medical, dental, disability, life insurance and matched pension. E-mail resumes to… Attn: Rome Molsberry, or by fax to 1-306-882-3389. For more information you can also contact me at 1-306-882-4291

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Tim Hammond Realty

KEVIN KURULAK Mortgage Associate

Licenced for:

Saskatoon - Biggar Office

Broker License #316322

•Farm •Residential •Commercial •Acreage

403 Main St., Biggar

113 - 3rd Ave. W., Biggar


306-948-5052 (office) Cell 306-948-9168

403 Main St., Biggar

Licensed For: • Residential • Acreage • Farm

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

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Tim Hammond,

BSA, P.Ag., Broker

Proud to handle Biggar’s Real Estate Needs

Tim Hammond Realty of The Battlefords Independently Owned and Operated

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

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

Cell: 306.843.7898 Bus: 306.446.8800 Web site:

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

Call: 306-948-2101

FAX SERVICE at The Independent

$161.20 plus gst…

113 - 3rd Ave. W., Biggar

306-948-5052 (office) Cell 306-948-7995 Cari McCarty

Residential Sales

Tim Hammond Realty Licenced for: •Farm •Acreage •Residential • Commercial rd

113 - 3 Ave. W., Biggar

one column x 2 inches for 26-week prepaid commitment (regular price is $19.88 per week = $516.88 plus gst)

Call 306-948-3344

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Licenced for: •Residential

Biggar’s Top Performing Residential Agent This space in this directory is available for only

The Mortgage Group

direct. 306.948.5200 cell. 306.303.9025 toll free phone. 1.877.734.3216 toll free fax. 1.877.734.3219 email.

306-948-5052 (office) Cell 306-948-4478 Dave Molberg


Exposure, Experience and Effort.

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: Biggar Of¿ce Hours…

Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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

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

“We’ll getcha covered”




ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Bear Hills Rural Development Corporation Box 327 Biggar, SK S0K 0M0

Helping you Help yourself Phone:

306-948-2295 Fax: 306-948-5050 ELECTRICAL

AURORA CONSTRUCTION & HAPPY AMPER SERVICES • Sewer • Water • Power • Drainage • Footings

Electrical Installation & Maintenance

Authorized Appliance Depot Electrical Wiring Trenching Licensed Journeyman Adrian de Haan



available to do…

• Residence • Commercial Wiring For free estimates Ph: 306-948-5393

Cell: 306-221-6888




For all your home, business and rural needs

Call Jim @ 306-948-3333

• framing • additions • windows & door sales • siding • rooÄng • drywall & Änishing



• 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)

306-948-4565 (c)

LAROCHELLE CONTRACTING Build fences and decks For all your fence and deck needs, give me a call…


NCM Home Maintenance - Interior and - Handyman Services - Labour Hire Service FREE quotes Prompt Honest Service

Nick Maguire 306-948-3325 (home) 306-948-4558 (cell)

Owners/Operators • Travis Young • Dallas Young • Claude Young


Photos by Jocelyn Portraits, Family, Weddings & Sports Photography Biggar, Sask.


Dan… 306-281-5090 Chad… 306-280-1524


interior & exterior painting, textured ceilings, drywall, mud & tape

New Stucco & Restoration… acrylic Ànish, full system foam, paper/ wire, pargings/ICF blocks, custom pillars & battons, repair/service

This space in this directory is available for only

$161.20 plus gst… one column x 2 inches for 26-week prepaid commitment (regular price is $19.88 per week = $516.88 plus gst)

Faxing Photocopies Envelopes Letterheads Business Cards Receipts Invoices Statements Rubber Stamps Flyers Resumes

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Posters Menus Programs and Booklets Phamphlets Christmas letters File Folders Sticky Labels Address Labels Social Tickets Draw Tickets

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Your Healthy Living

Weight Loss & Wellness Centre

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

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

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

Northland Foaming

Spray Foam Insulation

Calendars and Day Planners Presentations and more…

Call us now for your FREE quote on all your printing needs.

Phone: 306-948-3344 Email: Box 40, Biggar, SK S0K 0M0

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

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

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.

McNULTY’S MOBILE SEED CLEANING Custom Cleaning of H.R.S. & C.P. S. Wheat

Phone: 306-948-5678

Mundt’s Mobile Custom Grain Cleaning Michelle Spuzak, R.M.T. (NHPC member) Located @ New Beginnings Wellness Centre, 114 - 2nd Ave. W., BIGGAR

Services available…

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

- together with -

will clean wheat, barley, durum, CPS wheat, oats, peas and lentils.

Reasonable rates For bookings, call Jason

306-948-2887 or cell 948-6969


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

…owned and operated by Brett Barber


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



306-948-2805 Cell: 306-948-6062

Contact US for OFFICE SUPPLIES, FORMS and SERVICES… ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;


30 min. Circuit Gym


Call 306.948.3344


• Five Inch Seamless • Fascia



Wylie Farms Ltd.

~ Gift Certificates ~

For appointments… 1-855-651-3311

Jacklin Andrews, MSW, Counsellor

Ladies Only

Kirk Ewen

Biggar Professional Building, 223 Main Street, Biggar


Evening, Saturday and in-home appointments available. 306-948-2548 or 948-9710

Biggar, Sask. Journeymen Plumber, Gas Fitter, & Electrician on staff

In Biggar Every Tuesday.




Doctor of Optometry

• painting & finishing • laminate & hardwood floors SORRY, Jim is unable to accept new customers until at least November 2013!


Exterior Painting

for all your electrical needs

Dion Harrabek 306-948-2657 cell: 306-948-9136

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


DMH ELECTRIC Construction, consulting and Maintenance Licensed Journeyman


Electrical… 306-658-3004 Excavation… 306-951-7667 BIGGAR ELECTRICAL & REFRIGERATION SERVICES



• Commercial • Industrial • Residential


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, body sculpting, strength training.

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

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

Where you can feel right at home! Phone… 306-948-2548 Cell… 306-948-8048

115 - 1st Avenue West Rosetown, Sask.

OFFICE HOURS Monday to Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone:306.882.2123 Emergency (after hours) 306.882.2006


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



BUSSE LAW PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION Barristers & Solicitors Stuart A. Busse, QC Larry A. Kirk, LL.B. Bonnie L. Reddekopp, JD



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

302 Main Street, Biggar, SK

306-948-3346 …serving your community since 1972

Phone: 306-948-5133


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

306-948-3376 after hours George: 948-4042 Corner of Main Street & 1st Avenue West, Biggar

223 Main Street Biggar

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

306.948.2700 Your Auto Parts and Accessories Dealer Open: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sat. • 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

306-948-2183 Email: Website:

306-948-5352 or 306-244-9865


A small firm that provides quality professional services to our clients on a personalized and timely basis.

Services include:

Roderick B. Campbell, CMA • Bookkeeping • Tax Returns • Financial Statements

•Auditing and Accounting •Corporate and Personal Tax •Financial Statement Preparation •Farm Tax and Agristability We are accepting new clients in Saskatoon and surrounding area. 624 Duchess St. Saskatoon, SK S7K 0R1

Ph: 306-933-2970

Ph: 306-948-4430 or 306-948-4460 Box 988, Biggar, SK

Jeff Gorman, C.A. Spencer Beaulieu, C.A.

INVESTMENTS For all your investment needs, Visit…

Dean McCallum, CFP, CIM, FCSI

Lyndsey Sacher

Investment Advisor Credential Securities Inc.

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

Rosetown, Sask.

Small moves and deliveries with ½ ton truck


Ph/fax: 306-948-3856 or cell: 306-948-7896

306.948.3996 Heavy Truck Repair


Owned & operated by Kevin Fick


YH Truck, Ag & Auto

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.

Financial Planning Estate Planning Life Insurance 222 Main Street 306 948 5377

Panasonic, Samsung,


LG, Frigidaire, Shaw, Yamaha Audio Dealer;

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

Jerry Muc Phone: 306-948-2958 306-948-5699

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

Super B outfits hauling grain and fertilizer in Alberta and Saskatchewan

The Country Clipper


306-948-3384 • 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.

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

Mobile Units Office: Offi ce: 306-948-2805 306- 48 2805 Cell: 306-948-6062 306-948-6062 email:

Pat Wicks,

To fax…stop in at The Independent

A Sign of

• sides of Beef available

Box 736, Biggar

Hwy 14 East, Biggar 306-948-2109


Troy May, owner/operator Fax: 306.237.TROY email:

Living Books Distributor

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


Phone: 306-948-5600 • Heavy truck parts • Agriculture parts • Automotive parts & accessories

t Delivery

Ask Abou

Modern Licenced Abbatoir

SGI Safety Inspection Auto Repair

205-3rd Ave. East, Biggar Books, gifts, cards. Shop at my home! Call 306-948-3427 for appts.

• Snow Removal • Fences …and much more

• Laser Engraving • Promotional products (mugs, mousepad, etc)


Heavy Duty Journeyman Mechanic

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

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

“Your complete decal and signage shop”


Mike Nahorney, Interprovincial

Mutual Fund Investment Specialist Credential Asset Management Inc.

403 Main Street, Biggar

J. G. Smith

Open Monday-Saturday

KRF Auto Centre

• Driveways • Concrete • Garage Pads • Pruning • Planting

Biggar, Sask.


227 - 1st Ave. East, Biggar

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

Rockin D Trucking & Cattle


Pamela Eaton

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

306-948-2879, evenings 306-948-7207, daytime Ed Kolenosky

…for bookings contact

Prairieland Collision

701 - 4th Ave. E., Biggar

Toll Free: 866-403-2298

Email: Website:

Tridem & Super B trailers

• 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

“Where we do it all for you!!”

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

222 Main St., Biggar

Tel: 306-986-2600

Rebel Landscaping

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

100% handwash

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



Gareth McKee

Custom Grain Hauling

Box 580 Biggar, SK SOK OMO

look forward to assisting you and can be contacted at:

• Computer Sales • Support and Consultancy • Backup and Disaster Recovery • Email • Wired/Wireless Networking

~Brian and Cathy Fick~

1st Ave. West, Biggar

is a full service law office that practices… Criminal Law Commercial Law Real Estate Law Wills and Estate Law and our lawyers, William Roe, Q.C. Jason Peszko Lisa Watson


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

Cell: 306-948-7524




Roe & Peszko ¾ ¾ ¾ ¾


Sewing & Embroidery • Jackets • Windsuits • Shirts • Hunting Gear • Bunnyhugs • Caps • Toques • Bags Check out our new website: Judy Judy Kahovec: Kahovec… 882-4313, Cell 306-882-4313, cell831-7935 306-831-7935 Carey Krchov: 882-3213 Carey Krchov…882-3213

Anne G. Livingston

Certified Custom Picture Framer • photographs • paintings • art prints • memorabilia • collages, etc. Call Anne @ 306-948-7274

Your authorized

and Your authorized

SaskTel Mobility and High Speed Internet Dealer



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

Phillips Radio Shop 109 Main St., Biggar

Phone: 306-948-2442 Fax: 306-948-2484


306-658-4474, Landis

Biggar Sand & Gravel • trenching • trucking • water & sewer • sand & gravel • excavating Call Colin Graham at 306-948-5455 ‰ Light Fabrication ‰ Mobile Welding ‰ “B” Pressure CertiÀed ‰ CWB CertiÀed

230 - 1st Ave. W., Biggar Phone: 306-948-7117 email: CLASSIFIEDS WORK

…call 306-948-3344



Meet the Barracudas

Name: Autumn Reid Age: 8 Why I joined Swim Club: to become a fast swimmer Favourite stroke: Dolphin and front crawl Things that interest me: cats, dogs, horses, running and riding the quad with my dad.

Name: Ethan Winslow Age: 7 Why I joined Swim Club: to learn how to touch the bottom of the deep end Favourite stroke: Front stroke Things that interest me: ball, hockey, playing Lego.

Name: Sydney Leschinski Age: 9 Why I joined Swim Club: I love swimming Favourite stroke: Front crawl Things that interest me: Sports, crayons and having fun.

Name: Casey Ives Age: 10 Why I joined Swim Club: I’m good at swimming and enjoy it for fun and competing Favourite stroke: Front crawl Things that interest me: TV, video games, reading and practising my swimming strokes.

Name: Cassidy Winslow Age: 11 Why I joined Swim Club: Because my mom and dad said it would be great exercise Favourite stroke: front crawl Things that interest me: shopping, hockey and playing ball.

Name: Savana Ellis Age: 12 Why I joined Swim Club: Because I love sports and swimming is one of them. My future goal is to go to the Olympics in swimming. Favourite stroke: Front crawl Things that interest me: swimming, baseball, track and field, cross country, hairdressing, beauty products, kids, technology, animals, music.

Deadline for Classifieds 5:00 p.m. Monday


2006 Freestar, 3rd row seating, 110,000km


2013 Flex Limited, loaded, 22,000km ................................................... $34,900 2009 Yamaha 650 V-classic with windshield and helmet, only 760km, mint! .......................................... $ 6,250 2008 Chev Impala LS, only 93,000km, SK Tax PD ............................... $10,900 2007 Ford F-150 XLT, supercrew, 4.6L, auto, 160,000km ........................ $10,900 2007 Ford F-350, 4x4, crew, deck, hoist, 5.4 auto ..................................... $17,900 2007 F-150 Supercab long box, 4x4, 5.4L, great work truck! ........... $ 9,900 2005 Chev Silverado, extended cab, 4x4, 4.8 auto, local, very good..$ 9,900


2004 Freightliner M2 C7 Cat, auto, 24’ van/w power tailgate, 280km, very good ................................................... $29,900 2002 F-350 Crew Cab, 7.3 auto, 4x4, dually, 170,000km with deck .... ............... ..........................................COMING IN! 1997 Ford Supercab, 4.6 auto, local trade ......................................... $ 2,750 1997 Freightliner FL 112, Cummins 10 spd, A/R, SK Safety, c/w new 20’ CIM BHT ........................................................$39,900 1997 GMC C7500, 24’ deck s/a 8.7L gas ................................................... $12,900 1997 F-150 XL, reg cab, 4.2V6 5 spd standard .................................... $ 2,950 1977 18 ft Motorhome L Dodge D chassis SO ................................................... $ 3,450

0-turn mowers in stock NOW MF 2300 52” 26 h.p.



Call 306-237-4212

TOLL FREE 1-888-264-1955 “If you don’t see the vehicle you want, we will Ànd it, give us a call”

We Service What We Sell

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Financial Advice to make a positive difference by Kim Inglis, BCom, CIM, PFP, FCSI, AIFP Investment Advisor and Portfolio Manager Canaccord Wealth Management Since rebounding from the financial crisis, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) have been in investors’ crosshairs, with the bulk of the draw being juicy yields. However, investors making investment decisions based solely on yield should be cautious. According to Canaccord Genuity analysts, several factors can affect a

REIT’s yield including leverage, asset quality, payout ratio, and growth potential. These factors can significantly affect the sustainability of the yield and, ultimately, after-tax returns. Leverage opens the door to opportunity for REITs because low interest rates allow acquisition of properties with the potential to add significant future value. However, vulnerability to interest rate movements means that operating with large amounts of leverage carries higher levels of

risk. Deciphering the calculated risk associated with leverage is key. In a REIT’s portfolio, asset quality depends on asset class, geography, and asset age. A REIT with lesser quality assets and a higher yield can be enticing, but an investor may be better off opting for a REIT with high quality buildings. Although the income will be lower, it is more predictable and more likely to be sustainable. Payout ratios are another aspect often overlooked by

Landis Locals Helen Buxton 658-2115 L a n d i s c e l e b r a t e d years, and had purchased in Battleford. Vera was Canada Day with its own Esther Beaudry’s house, married to my husband’s get-together in the park has found a new teaching cousin, Bert. They farmed in the evening of July 1. position in Arborfield, in Porter School district The highlight of the day Saskatchewan. She will for several years. In was a very impressive be missed by her students recent years, we had lost show of fireworks at dark. and her neighbours. Best contact, even though Thanks to the fellows who wishes from all your they are not far away, Landis friends go with just up in Lloydminster. got this show together. Vera is now 96 years old, We have a new citizen you. I h a d a p l e a s a n t and though frail, is still i n t o w n . T r av i s a n d Stacey Kolenosky have surprise last week when sharp and has a terrific a baby boy, Jase Travis, I ran into Vera Dyce and memory. b o r n o n Ju l y 3 . B i g her daughter, Dianne sister Katie is thrilled! Congratulations! Sandy Beckett retired from her job as village secretary to take employment in Wilkie. Our new secretary is Val Wheaton. We wish them both success in their new careers. 301 Biggar… N e w sQuebec h a s r e aSt., ched us of the death of Walt Adams in Coquitlam, British Columbia. Walt D was married toCE Jean U Johnson,Rdaughter ED of Art and Lucille Johnson, who lived in the Needwood District. Our sympathy goes to Jean and family, and to her niece, Sandy Willa Nodwell, right, was presented with her 50-year membership pin in Eastern Star from Worthy Matron Kisser. Amanda Anderson, who Elizabeth McMahon, of Acacia Chapter No. 3, on behalf has been teaching school of the Grand Chapter of Saskatchewan Order of the in Landis for the past two Eastern Star on June 15.

Duane Neufeldt

Saskatoon/Biggar 403 Main Street, Biggar


301 Quebec St., Biggar… Meticulous 1252 sq. ft. 3 bed, 3 bath, bungalow home with double attached garage, built in 1984, situated on 50’x130 ft. corner lot.

409 - 6th Ave. W., Biggar…

D CE U D RE MLS#454767 $259,000

304 - 6th Ave. W., Biggar… Very unique, hacienda style, 1400 sq. ft. 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 1-¾ storey home built in 1908 with single detached garage, carport and breeze way on a 50 ft. x 150 ft. lot. MLS#457846


Maximum curb appeal split-level home, 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, attached garage, built in 1968, situated on pie-shaped picturesque lot. Many upgrades. MLS#459980.........$267,000

investors. While 100 per cent payout ratios seem appealing, they are riskier. According to Canaccord Genuity analysts, REITs often set their payout ratios close to, if not above, 100 per cent in order to attract investors and make themselves more attractive relative to other public real estate investments. But a payout ratio greater than 100 per cent means the REIT must use cash resources or borrow in order to maintain the distribution - obviously not a sustainable strategy for the long-term investor. Investors must assess the growth potential of the REIT carefully. There will be instances when a REIT has a low yield, yet good prospects for higher cash flows in the future. For instance, although the low yield may be due to assets having high vacancy rates, the assets may be located in a region with a grow-

ing economy and have the potential to fill those vacancies. When assessing yield, investors should also determine the after-tax return. As trusts, REITs pay distributions and the overall taxation of those distributions depends on its components. While REITs are generally considered to be tax efficient vehicles, some components are more favourable than others. The majority of the cash flow distributed from REITs is classified as return of capital, reducing the cost base of the unit. Generally the return of capital isn’t taxed when the investor receives it, but is taxed as a capital gain when the REIT is sold, and is thus tax-deferred. Some cash flow can be considered capital gains if a REIT realizes a gain from one of their asset dispositions. REITs may also receive dividend income and flow it through to unitholders

as an eligible dividend, thereby qualifying for the dividend tax credit. In some instances a portion of the distribution is considered interest and is taxed at the unitholders’ marginal income tax rate. Given the current low interest rate environment and investors’ continued demand for yield, it is likely that REITs will remain popular. Investors should be discerning and do their homework in order to choose the highest quality REITs, and avoid making choices based only on yield. Kim Inglis, CIM, PFP, FCSI, AIFP is an Investment Advisor and Portfolio Manager with Canaccord Wealth Management, a division of Canaccord Genuity Corp., Member – Canadian Investor Protection Fund, The views in this column are solely those of the author.

Lost? ... The Google Maps car was spotted in Biggar last week. The driver could not be found just the car so we hope he wasn’t lost. Not to fear a good map and GPS will get him back on the right track. Very likely the driver was updating the town’s map on the app. (Independent Photo by Daryl Hasein)

TOWN OF BIGGAR, Saskatchewan

LANDFILL FEES EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 2013 PLEASE NOTE: • Due to recent changes to the rules and regulations for operating a landfill, the Town of Biggar will now begin to charge tipping fees to dispose of waster. • Tipping charges apply to all waste except for compost, branches and clean dirt. • Tipping charges apply to any mixed loads. • Anyone entering the landfill must pay these fees or will be refused dumping privileges. • The following fees are subject to change.

TIPPING CHARGES FOR EACH LOAD Compost, branches or clean dirt All vehicles up to a 1/2-ton truck Single Axle Trailer Tandem Axle trailer 1-ton truck 3-ton truck Tandem truck Semi-truck/Dump trucks and all others ADDITIONAL CHARGES FOR EACH ITEM Deep freezers, fridges, AC units with Freon LANDFILLL HOURS: Summer (April 16 - September 30) Monday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

CHARGE No Charge $10.00 $10.00 $20.00 $20.00 $40.00 $60.00 $80.00 CHARGE $25.00

Winter (October 1 - April 15) Monday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Wednesday 10:00 a.m.. - 5:00 p.m. Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. … Effective August 1, 2013




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


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