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Government’s First Quarter report doesn’t add up: Wotherspoon The government’s First Quarter financial update is a manipulated, invalid report that doesn’t explain why debt is going up while the government is making cuts in a strong economy, say the NDP The government withholds all summary financial information in its report, showing only a sliver of the provincial books, called the General Revenue Fund (GRF), they further claim. This is a practice the independent provincial auditor has called “wrong” and “misleading,” and the NDP has long called on the government to stop its tactic of using two sets of books. “This government’s First Quarter Report is not worth the paper it’s printed on,” said Trent Wotherspoon, NDP deputy leader and finance critic. “This govern-

ment is misleading the public by hiding the summary finances, and this report certainly doesn’t explain why the government is making cuts and failing to deliver on things families count on. “Hospitals are physically crumbling. Classrooms are overcrowded and teachers are being laid off. The government has put the seniors-care system into crisis. People and businesses are doing their part to deliver on a strong economy – this government is not holding up its end. “All of us in Saskatchewan are concerned that this government is struggling with these things in such a strong economy.” Although Wotherspoon dismisses the selective and manipulated GRF numbers, he noted that the report

gives us a peek at further ballooning debt – a serious cause for concern. “If there’s one number in this report we should take seriously, it’s the fact that this government has already had to raise the amount of debt it plans to add this year by over $100 million.” The hiked debt projection means that this year alone the government will add more than $1 billion of public debt, excluding the ballooning pension debt number the government continues to hide, Wotherspoon and the NDP claim. “Saskatchewan people deserve better. They deserve the straight goods – the true, full state of our finances, and a responsible financial plan. This update provides none of that.”

RCMP search for Saskatoon crook in Biggar On the evening of August 8, Biggar RCMP assisted Saskatoon Police Services with the apprehension of a suspect involved in multiple offences in the City of Saskatoon. The male adult suspect was in possession of a stolen vehicle. He fled while being pursued. Saskatoon Police Air Services tracked the suspect to Biggar where RCMP and Sas-

katoon Police Dog Services attempted to apprehend the suspect. The stolen vehicle was recovered. It is believed the suspect fled the community in the early morning hours. The suspect is not from Biggar and area but may have had an acquaintance in the community. The suspect faces a number of charges in Saskatoon.

Museum (and barbecue) supporter . . . Lily Westman hands her money to Biggar Museum and Gallery backer Cathy Donahue during the centre’s barbecue fund raiser, Friday. Little Lily was in from Olds, Alberta, visiting with Gramma Vera McNeil, and decided to a spot of lunch was in order. (Independent Photo by Kevin Brautigam)

Taking the plunge . . . With life jackets on, one swimmer jumps into the arms of an awaiting swim lesson instructor while the other eagerly waits her turn, Friday at the Biggar Aquatic Centre. With swimming lessons well underway, the pool is the best place to be, and with the weather finally turning to warmer, more agreeable temperatures, the Biggar recreation facility will be the place to be until school begins. (Independent Photo by Kevin Brautigam)

Province shows surplus at First Quarter Saskatchewan remains on track to balance its books in 2013-14, with a pretransfer surplus of $33.0 million forecast for the General Revenue Fund (GRF). The First Quarter Financial Report, released August 8 by Finance Minister Ken Krawetz, shows revenue is up $11.8 million (0.1 per cent) from budget, primarily due to higher oil revenue. “Saskatchewan’s economy is resilient and continues to perform well in 2013, with stronger-than-expected employment growth and higher oil prices,” Krawetz said. “Through the first

quarter, Saskatchewan’s economy and finances remain on track. And while it is too soon to know the specific impact, we have reduced our potash revenue forecast by $21.3 million, largely to reflect uncertainty stemming from recent global potash market developments.” Expense is up $43.6 million (0.4 per cent) from budget primarily for the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program. “Flooding expense has reduced the projected GRF surplus somewhat, but overall spending continues to be managed effectively,” Krawetz said.

Saskatchewan’s 3.9 per cent employment growth through the first half of 2013 leads the nation, and the province’s unemployment rate has averaged 4.0 per cent over the same period - the lowest in Canada. The number of people working in Saskatchewan is up over 20,000, year-overyear, through the first six months of 2013. Through the first five months of 2013, Saskatchewan also leads national growth in average employment weekly earnings, value of manufacturing sales, and value of wholesale trade.


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SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDER FLAVOUR. RIDER PLAYERS MIKE MCCULLOUGH, LEFT, AND DREW WILLY, RIGHT, FLANK A YOUNG FAN (LEFT PICTURE). THE PAIR SIGNED AUTOGRAPHS AND TALKED FOOTBALL WITH FANS. THE EVENT ALSO CELEBRATED THE OPENING OF THE CO-OP’S CARDLOCK FACILITY, TREATING LOCALS TO A BARBECUE SUPPER - A GREAT EVENING FOR THE COMMUNITY! EVENING WITH SOME

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by Rod Pedersen, Voice of the Riders Even in defeat, Corey Chamblin was right. When the Saskatchewan Roughriders returned for their first morning meeting after the bye week on August 5, their head coach told them if they suffer a slow start in their next game against Calgary - as they did in their prior game against Hamilton on the road before coming back to win - they would lose. The coach was correct. In a first-place showdown in Week 7 Friday night in Calgary, Chamblin’s Riders fell down 16-0 early in the second quarter and they never could come back. The fired-up Stampeders held off the Riders for a 42-27 victory before a sell-out crowd at McMahon Stadium and pulled into a tie with Saskatchewan for top spot in the CFL West at 5-1 with 12 weeks to go. The game was closer than the score indicated - the Riders out-gained them in yards, 438 to 429 - but the outcome was a sobering shot of reality for the previously unbeaten green guys. The hardly-believable dream of an undefeated season went up in smoke and when the smoke cleared, the Riders had to take a long look at themselves. This wasn’t the same bunch who played pretty much error-free football in five straight wins before the bye. On their second play of the game Fri-

day night, star tailback Kory Sheets fumbled away the ball setting up the Stamps in scoring position. Poof! Just like that, the Riders’ record-setting streak of five consecutive games without an offensive turnover went out the window. And the penalties. Oh, the penalties! The Riders took 10 for 116 yards and while some were questionable, it still wasn’t what we’d become accustomed to seeing so far in 2013. Oh, and the sacks. Quarterback Darian Durant absorbed the most punishment he’s endured all year, being viciously taken down on four occasions. Coming in, Saskatchewan had only allowed seven sacks ALL SEASON, which was tops in the CFL. “Penalties killed us,” admitted Rider safety Tyron Brackenridge. “We beat ourselves. Calgary played hard and they’re a good team but we didn’t take the ball away on defense. We gave up big plays. That’s not our defense.” Good teams, the really good ones, can overcome a sub-par performance and still win. However on this night the Riders were facing a worthy adversary, in some ways a mirror image of themselves. Perhaps the Riders aren’t as good as we thought they were? That remains to be seen. But with the bubble now burst, that first loss out of the way, the pressure that

THE INDEPENDENT, BIGGAR, SK - 3 comes with mammoth expectations has subsided somewhat. And now it’s time to look ahead. “This was not a championship game, it’s not playoffs,” Brackenridge advised. “It’s not the end of the world. We still got 12 games left.” The team now heads into a favourable stretch with games against struggling teams over the next month. In order, they are Montreal, Edmonton and a back-to-back set with Winnipeg. Those teams are a combined 3-15 through the opening third of the season. And don’t forget, the Riders are still in firstplace! “If you’d have told me before the season we’d be 5-1 at this point I’d take it and be pretty happy about it,” Rider President Jim Hopson reasoned on our radio post-game show. “But this was one we needed. It stings.” Of course it stings. All losses do, and now the season series between the Riders and Stampeders rests on a late-October meeting back in Calgary. Will it come down to that? The Riders could conceivably be 9-1 if they get back to form and win the next four games in which they’ll undoubtedly be favoured in each one. Calgary now heads into a perilous stretch with back-to-back road games against B.C. and Toronto, both teams with winning records. And after Friday’s result, it’s clear the Calgary Stampeders are the biggest obstacle in the way of Saskatchewan’s goal of finishing in first-place and getting into the Grey Cup in their own stadium in November. (For daily rider news, follow Rod on Twitter at @ sportscage)

Happening place . . . A crowded beach at Springwater Lake as water-goers take advantage of the hard work of volunteers who have put in a dock, a sandy beach, playground equipment, fire pits, and generally cleaned up the place. This past weekend many, many area people hit the beach, boated, jet skied, swam, ate and watched some fireworks - generally enjoyed the warm weather and the renewed Springwater Lake. (Independent Photo by Kevin Brautigam)

The Biggar Museum and Gallery introduced their new Executive Director Staci Walker (third from right). Here, Staci is joined by son Seamus and husband James, talking to museum supporter Cathy Donahue, during Friday’s barbecue fund raiser. James will be assuming the principalship of BCS2000 for the year, later to become a vice-principal as Kim Fick returns from maternity leave. Welcome Staci, James and Seamus to the community! (Independent Photo by Kevin Brautigam)

The Biggar Museum and Gallery is very pleased to welcome Staci Walker as our new Executive Director. Staci and her family are new arrivals to our community. Originally from Cape Breton, they migrated west to Harris a year ago and quickly fell in love

with the Prairies. Staci is excited to become involved with the community. With her husband, James, as new principal of BCS 2000, they will have many opportunities to connect with people. Their son, Seamus, will soon have

The regular meeting of Biggar Town Council was held July 16, at 7:15 p.m. in the Council Chambers. Attending the meeting were Mayor Ray Sadler, Aldermen Ron Arnold, Alan Boyle, Eugene Motruk, and Kirk Sherbino. Council resolved that the Fire Department monthly payroll for June 2013 be accepted as presented, and that the request to attend the Investigation Interview Seminar in Saskatoon on September 26-27, with expenses to be split with the RM of Biggar, be approved. Council resolved that the General Accounts Paid in the amount of $668,154.15 and the General Accounts Payable in the amount of $71,165.19, be approved. Council resolved that the Town enter in to an Offer to Purchase Agreement with Parkland Industries for Lot 8 Block 33 Plan G167 for the sale price of $6,250 plus GST if applicable, and further that the Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer be authorized to duly sign the document. Council further resolved that the Town of Biggar give approval to Parkland Industries to consolidate Lot 8 Block 33 Plan G167 with the neighbouring property that Parkland owns and which is legally known as Lots 9-12 Block

33 Plan G167. Council resolved that the 2013 confirmed education mill rates be approved as presented. Council resolved that the Town of Biggar confirm that funding is in place for the playground equipment for Buckingham Park of approximately $20,000. Council resolved that the following building permit be approved upon payment of the prescribed fee: Advanced Ag and Industrial - Sandblasting Building; Block LL Plan 101875675; Subject to compliance with the points noted in the Plan

lots of friends. Staci is counting on meeting new friends thorough the museum and community events. She invites you all to come to the museum and share your stories of life on our beautiful Western Prairie.

Council Minute highlights Examination Report from MuniCode Services Ltd., dated June 24, 2013. Council resolved that the quote from Biggar Electrical and Refrigeration Services, in the amount of $7,184 to replace six electrical sites at the Biggar and District Regional Park, be approved and replaced as per the 2013 budget. Council resolved that the Town purchase a 1996 Cat 826C compactor from Brandt Tractor in Saskatoon at the quoted amount of $52,500 delivered to Biggar. • Meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

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To: Jerry Gilles, Mayor of Ruthilda (and everyone else) You people in Ruthilda really know how to celebrate your 100 years, a wonderful parade and celebrations. But there is one glitch - your Union Jack on a float pulled by a red half-ton was upside down (a sign of distress). The three coloured Union Jack was Canada’s flag until a two coloured Maple Leaf came along in 1965. Our military men fought under that flag for Canada, that they might help preserve the life we had then (now the politicians are stirring up our life like a pot of stew). Ask any country school student which way is up since they took turns running the flag up in the morning and down in the evening, back then the flag was not to be up when it got dark. The wide white strip next to the pole must be up (The cross of St. Andrew). Jack Haffermehl, Biggar

Discovering the beauty in doing nothing You can discover the beauty of idleness in the simplest things by Louise McEwan, Troy Media columnist Distributed by Troy Media, www.troymedia. com Running on the treadmill is rarely my first choice, but when faced with either scorching heat or torrential rain, the treadmill in the basement beckons. In the last month, I’ve found myself running indoors on several occasions because of both conditions. I try to make the most of running on the treadmill, using it as an opportunity whenever possible to multi-task. A recent treadmill work out reminded me that the drive to be constantly productive isn’t always the best strategy for nurturing one’s inner self. On that particular day, I was watching David Rocco’s Dolce Vita. Not

only would the episode relieve the boredom of the treadmill as I crossed exercise off the “to do list”, I hoped it would motivate me to work on my Italian, and provide some inspiration for supper. Within minutes, I was laughing aloud. The episode that day revolved around a professor who was throwing a party. The professor’s appearance immediately cracks me up. He is sporting a classic Speedo swimsuit under an open bathrobe, and he looks ridiculous. Equally amusing to me, he is relaxing beside a pool that is almost empty. He has been filling his pool with a garden hose for three weeks now, and he is perfectly content watching the water trickle from the hose into the pool. The professor is enjoying being idle, although it is clear from his beautiful

villa, formerly owned by Gore Vidal and overlooking the Amalfi coastline, that he knows a thing or two about the benefits of hard work. As the episode progresses, he shares some advice for enjoying life. He enlists the help of an old Italian saying, “Never do today what someone else can do tomorrow”, to justify his idleness. On the surface, he seems to be praising laziness. And while this is the sort of attitude that typically gets under my skin, today it makes me laugh. It reminds me of our visit to Italy. Last summer, we spent a few days with my relatives who live in the area around Venice. While we were productive in that touristy sense of visiting historical sites, it was the moments of doing nothing that made the visit memorable and meaningful. In

typical Italian fashion, my relatives outdid one another in their generous hospitality towards us, which translated into long, leisurely meals celebrating family and savoring the fruits of the garden as we sipped Prosecco and drank espresso. Recalling that experience, the professor’s brand of carpe diem philosophy took on new meaning. The professor wasn’t advocating idleness. He was promoting a form of leisure encapsulated in another Italian saying, il bel far niente, or “the beauty of doing nothing”. Many of us fail to see any kind of value in doing nothing. We are on the proverbial treadmill inclined towards productivity. While we excel at doing many things, we are often poor at doing nothing, or we

wait for a vacation to provide us with both the permission and the opportunity to seek out leisure. This episode of Dolce Vita and the memories it evoked of my visit to Italy were reminders that it is possible to punctuate life with leisurely moments. We don’t need to wait for a vacation to experience il bel far niente. The simplest things can create the sensation. Water trickling from a hose into a pool, or an impromptu pizza party, like the one we enjoyed on my aunt’s portico the night before we left Italy, can create moments of rest and celebration in an otherwise ordinary day. At the heart of il bel far niente lies a deep appreciation for life and an attitude of profound thanksgiving. It reflects a spiritual intuition; doing nothing enriches our spirit, nurtures

our relationships and heightens our awareness of life’s many blessings. There is nothing flaky about doing nothing. I hopped off the treadmill. I felt energized and filled with enthusiasm. I had an idea for a column, a new recipe to try, and I had learned a few more words of Italian. Plus, I had a plan to punctuate the day with an exclamation mark, with my take on il bel far niente. I’d make pasta al limone and invite the kids over for an impromptu dinner party. I could taste the sweetness of doing nothing. Troy Media columnist Louise McEwan has degrees in English and Theology. She has a background in education and faith formation. Her blog is www. faithcolouredglasses. blogspot.com.

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Saskatchewan leads the nation in employment growth It was one year ago (August 6) that the Mars Curiosity Rover touched down on Mars to start its adventure. Over the year Rover has sent back numerous pictures of the Red Planet and given the world a peek about its surface. The landing itself was historic. This is a two-ton car-sized vehicle which landed on another planet. Even the scientists at NASA were impressed with the smoothness of the landing saying “we landed much more smoothly than we ever rehearsed it,” after it successfully landed in the Gale Crater. One of Curiosity’s jobs was to send pictures back to us earthlings. Over the year the rover has sent more than 190 gigabits of data; returned more than 36,700 full images and 35,000 thumbnail images; fired more than 75,000 laser shots to investigate the composition of targets’ collected and analyzed sample material from two rocks; and driven more than one mile (1.6 kilometres). Not bad for a oneyear-old. Quite a busy toddler. NASA also found that life could have existed on Mars at one time, one of the major discoveries. Scientists know that there was evidence of a past environment which could have supported microbial life billions of years ago. Remember Curiosity was equipped with a drill which collected powder which showed evidence of chemicals needed to

sustain life -- sulfur, nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen, phosphorus, and carbon. Another exciting find was clay that forms in the presence of water. The mission measured natural radiation levels on the trip to Mars and has continued to monitor radiation and weather on the surface. This information will be used in future human missions to the planet. Another find was the fact that Mars lost most of its original atmosphere through processes that occurred at the top of the atmosphere. Some 4.5 billion years ago the atmosphere was 100 times denser than Earth’s. About 4 billion years ago the atmosphere became very thin and hasn’t changed much. A common belief is that ground on Mars is red -- hence the name Red Planet. A belief that is verified by pictures. However, thanks to Curiosity scientists discovered the ground below the surface is grey

which led to speculation that there is a rusting process going on that oxidizes the iron in the rock. As for humans travelling to Mars that might be a little tricky. First, we have to figure out how to survive the radiation on the journey. It is several hundred times what it is on Earth. Rover has traversed the surface and will continue to do so in the second year of its mission. Right now it is making its way to the base of Mount Sharp. Once it has arrived it will investigate the lower layers of this mountain that rises three miles from the floor of the crater all the while snapping more pictures and collecting more data. The first year was all about testing the equipment, the second year is more about travelling across the planet. Happy Birthday Curiosity. Safe travels for your upcoming journey.

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Craig Sutherland convocated from the University of Alberta achieving his Bachelor of Education. During that time, Craig was nominated by his professor and received the Award of Excellence from the Department of Elementary in recognition of his exceptional academic achievement and professionalism in Social Studies Instruction. Craig will be starting his career in Eatonia, Saskatchewan this fall at Eaton School. Congratulations Craig!

Saskatchewan had the strongest employment growth and lowest unemployment in Canada again in July, according to the latest Statistics Canada report released August 9. Employment in the province rose to 564,100 people (seasonally unadjusted) in July. This was a 4.0 per cent jump over July 2012 and the highest growth rate among the provinces. With more people entering the labour market, the province’s unemployment rate rose slightly to 4.0 per cent in July, up 0.3 percentage points over June 2013. This was still the lowest rate among the provinces and well below the national rate of 7.2 per cent. Saskatchewan’s youth are also finding jobs, with the province’s youth unemployment rate falling drastically from 7.5 per cent to 6.4 per cent. This is the lowest youth unemployment rate among the provinces and less than half the national average of 13.9 per cent. This coincides with a jump in the

population aged 15 years and older, which reached an all-time high in July of 826,800. “The strength of our Saskatchewan people have helped to secure our reputation as the place in Canada to live, work and invest,” Energy and Resources Minister Tim McMillan said on behalf of Economy Minister Bill Boyd. “Our government looks forward to continued growth both in our economy and in our labour market, as we take advantage of new and exciting opportunities that abound in Saskatchewan.” Other highlights include: • The Saskatchewan labour force swelled to 590,500 in July, the highest on record; • Compared to July 2012, full-time employment increased by 16,100 and part-time increased by 5,300; • Compared to July 2012, the province’s youth population was up by 200 (0.1 per cent), the labour force up by 2,700 (2.6 per cent), and employment up by 6,800 (7.3 per cent);

• Compared to July 2012, Regina’s employment was up by 9,400 (7.5 per cent) and Saskatoon’s employment was up by 10,200 (6.6 per cent); • Regina had the lowest unemployment rate among Canadian cities at 3.5 per cent while Saskatoon was second lowest at 3.9 per cent (seasonally adjusted); • Compared to July 2012, Off-reserve Aboriginal employment was up by 3,500 (8.8 per cent) for six consecutive months of yearover-year increases; and • Compared to July 2012, Aboriginal youth employment was up by 700 (7.4 per cent) to 10,200 for two consecutive months of year-over-year increases. By sector, the largest employment gains were in trade (up 4,700), agriculture (up 3,200), scientific and technical positions (3,200) and health care (3,200). “This shows the province’s economy is becoming increasingly diversified, so even if there is a downturn in one sector, there are more jobs being created in other areas,” McMillan said.


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by Bob Mason

Ode to walking Phyllis and I went out for supper the other night at Jim and Jan’s and, as usual, it was a dandy good meal. Yours Truly was a little bit jealous though when, later on, one of our youngest Great Grandchildren, took a few hesitant steps toward its ever-smiling Grandmother! There were cheers and “oos!” and “ahs!” all over the place, and the little one seemed to really enjoy it all! But it kind of bothered me! Heck, when YT (Yours Truly) struts a few steps out over any given floor, people just turn away and start talking about the weather or something, as though they didn’t know I was there, or even care whether YT took a step or not!

Such is the fate of Great Grandparents, eh? When he looks back though YT has had his day, and very probably got a few “oo’s” and “ah’s” himself when he took his first few faltering steps! We have done quite a bit of rambling in the past and it almost seems to me that there is a kind of relaxing, physical pleasure in it, a kind of pleasure that many of our wheel-oriented, modern society will never get to know. And mebbe that is why YT wants to put down here, a few of his own (almost forgotten!) walking experiences! When we were just little boys (four or five years old or so!) my younger brother Walt,

and I found a large, King Edward VII one cent coin out in the yard, and, decided to walk into Radisson (five miles!) to spend it! Fortunately, Dad happened to be in town with the horse and buggy and picked us up on his way home, returning us to a frantic mother, which had searched all over the place for us! (There weren’t many “oo’s!” and “ahs” when we finished that walk!) A few years later (about 1933 or so!) we found another copper behind a baseboard (in Dad’s old bachelor shack!) and did spend it on two giant “Jawbreaker” candies, which almost lasted us for a week (big time spenders, eh?) 1933 was not a good year in Saskatchewan. the price of wheat on the market was very low. But we were young back then, and thought nothing of walking a few miles. later on when wheels became popular again, it wasn’t quite the same! Our old school, was off in the hills about two miles away in what mebbe should have been pasture land, I dunno! It sure interested us in nature though. The trees

and plants of that rough country really appealed to young us as we passed through them every day. Many times, (especially when the ‘wolf willow’ and ‘chokecherry’ bushes were in bloom) we made youthful forays out there just to smell them! Even now those smells, drifting across the country, every spring still remind us of our old home! We lived not too far from the North Saskatchewan River, and year by year we took longer trips along the hills on the north side, always pretending that we were the first and only persons who had ever been there! How wrong we were! I forget our ages (14 or so) when we first came to a blown out knoll, where a hundred artifacts showed us that people had camped there thousands of years before! We rode horses quite a bit, up in Great Bend, but often we walked for miles, just for all the joy of walking, and didn’t mind it at all. Heck, after we moved south in 1936, Walt and YT jogged the seven miles from our farm to Tessier (one on each side of the road!) looking for a wheel and spare tire that had fallen out of our old truck! It wasn’t too darn long after that, that the young legs that made that trip, were put to the test of an army route march. And boy were we glad that those legs were young and strong!

The army didn’t seem ot care about how high your IQ was as long as your feet and legs were good! Yet the only advantage that I could see about good legs, was that when you saw a bullet coming at you, you could some times outrun it! All went well though, and after YT had dodged and outrun a few snipers efforts, he came home unharmed and found himself on a pair of skis, going across country to ‘court’ Phyllis, some 17 miles away! “My kingdom for a horse, eh?” All went well there too! And on June 25, 1947, we were married! On account of we weren’t very good at ‘family planning’, our first born child (a sweet little girl) was born on November 26 in that terrible winter of 194849, and because the roads were five feet deep with snow and most trails impassable, Phyllis, while waiting for our daughter to arrive, moved up to her sister’s place, five miles closer to town! So . . . again YT took to walking, only this time, instead of a pair of skis, he resorted to snowshoes! Right across country he went! YT made a lot of long snowshoe trips that winter, lumping hatching eggs out to the main road, which was finally opened. It didn’t bother me much then because I was still kind of young, but

even when I recall those trips now, I’ve got to go and lie down! Yours Truly farmed for a few years, but when he ran out of gas, he walked! When a machine broke down and the truck was down the field, he walked! Finally in disgust of the agricultural rat race, he threw in the towel, and walked! About then, a polio germ jumped out of the bushes and threw him for a 10-yard loss, so he sat down for a while and wondered if he would ever walk again! YT had never had a golf club in his hand until then, but one day one of the boys presented him with a bag of clubs, and he has been walking ever since! In the next few years he toured the local courses so much that even golfers with carts moved over to let him pass! As a matter-of-fact, it was on the Biggar Golf Course that he first met some of The Independent people! Yours Truly, sure isn’t looking forward to giving up walking, but as he strolls downtown to get the mail, even the memory of bagpipes doesn’t put much spring in his steps anymore. Often he feels that if they don’t put an escalator in, he won’t be able to walk up those “Golden stairs” either - and might have to go somewhere else!

Province’s farmers making hay Saskatchewan livestock producers have 90 per cent of the 2013 hay crop cut and 75 per cent baled or put into silage, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s Weekly Crop Report for the period of July 30 to August 5. Rain during the past week has slowed haying progress and reduced hay quality in the swath.

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Eight per cent of the provincial hay crop is rated as excellent in quality, 73 per cent is good in quality and 19 per cent is reported to be fair in quality. Cool and wet weather continued for most areas in the province, delaying crop development. The majority of crops are podding and filling. There are reports of some crops starting to turn and desiccation of peas and lentils has just started in some areas of the southwest and westcentral regions. Most parts of the province received varying amounts of rain last week ranging from nil to 64 millimetres.

Insects, flooding, hail and wind caused some crop damage. Across the province, topsoil moisture on crop land is rated as nine per cent surplus, 77 per cent adequate, 13 per cent short and one per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as six per cent surplus, 77 per cent adequate, 15 per cent short and two per cent very short. Pasture conditions are rated as 16 per cent excellent, 64 per cent good, 19 per cent fair and one per cent poor. Farmers are busy haying and getting ready for harvest.


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New Horizons Activities by Karen Itterman We are already into August and where has the time gone. Gardeners have been busy harvesting their produce and enjoying the taste of fresh grown veggies. Certainly there is nothing more enjoyable than fresh new potatoes, baby carrots, beans, tomatoes and cucumbers. And we can’t forget those wonderful garden fresh salads. I know from talking to many the soup pots are filled with borscht, the pantry is beginning to fill with jams and jellies. What a great time of year! The Kaiser scores are as follows: July 1 - Dick Sully, Mildred Henne, Marie Roesch, Joyce Colbert. Highest scoring game Dick Sully and Mildred Henne. July15 - Marie Roesch, Vera McNeil, Pat Turner, Reg Turner. Highest scoring game Marie Roesch & Vera McNeil. July 22 - Marie Roesch, Pat Turner, Joanne Kral, Vera McNeil. Highest scoring game Pat Turner and Joyce Colbert. July 29 - Evelyn Poletz, Helen Kanz, Gord Besse, Marie Roesch. Highest scoring game Gord Besse and Evelyn Poletz. Aug. 5 - Reg Turner, Marie Roesch, Wilfred Bender, Mildred Henne. Highest scoring game Grant Gamble and Clarence Bender. Bingo was played on July 11 with 18 in attendance. The half-and-half winner was Laura Campbell and the blackout winner was Linda Vermette. The caller for the afternoon was Agnes Small with Jim Hoult giving out the prizes and Grant Gamble picking up the tickets. Agnes Small provided the lunch. On July 25 there were nine bingo players. Evelyn Poletz won the half -and-half and Margaret Molberg was the blackout win-

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ner. The caller was Jim Hoult with Emily Liska giving out the prizes and Betty Mundt collecting the tickets. Emily Liska provided the lunch. Cribbage was played on July 5 with Ron Arnold as the host and Ruth Arnold provided the lunch. There were 12 players in attendance with Richard Boisvert coming in first place, Harvey Moncrief in second place and Rita Besse in third place. Our monthly potluck was held on July 8 with 33 in attendance. Josie Kerr made the birthday cake, Agnes Small was the MC for the afternoon and Myrtle Althouse sold half-and-half tickets that was won by Bill Fisher. Marie Roesch was the door prize winner. Leon Ochs provided the entertainment following the potluck meal. A card party was held on July 12 with 12 in attendance. Pat Turner was the host for the afternoon and also provided the lunch. The cribbage winners were Richard Boisvert and Pat Turner. The Kaiser winners were

Dick Sully with Marie Roesch and Ken Pearce tied for second place. Kaiser was played on July 19 with seven in attendance. Joanne Kral was the host and also provided the lunch. First place to Dick Sully, second place to Joyce Colbert and third place to Gord Besse. On July 26 a card party was held with 11 in attendance. Marj Mackie was the host and Joyce Colbert provided the lunch. Kaiser winners were first place Marie Roesch with second place tied between Gord Besse and Joyce Colbert. Cribbage winners were Rita Besse and Richard Boisvert. On August 2 a cribbage

party was held with eight in attendance. Barb Swyryda was the host and Florence Johnson provided the lunch. At the end of play Margaret Molberg was in first place, Marie Roesch in second place and Mildred Henne in third place. New Horizons delivered “Meals on Wheels” the week of July 29 to August 2. The people responsible for delivering were Joanne and John Kral, Karen and Lianne Itterman, Don and Barb Swyryda, Margaret and John Molberg, Betty Mundt and Joyce Colbert. Be yourself, everyone else is taken. - Oscar Wilde

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As of September 7, the Seventh Day Adventist Church will be holding their services at New Horizons, 117-3rd Ave. West, Biggar. Every Saturday morning… - Sabbath School, 10-11 a.m. - Church Service, 11-12 p.m. Come join us, you’ll be gald you did!!!

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Bug “mush” a food source? But will it be palatable?

by Calvin Daniels

It was only about a month ago I wrote about a European idea to raise bugs to be crushed and used as a protein source for livestock. As many bugs are happy munching garbage which we produce to excess daily, the idea is not just intriguing, but would seem highly viable, albeit if the idea is a little disquieting too. Of course if we turn back the clock a few decades to when livestock were all basically free-range,

a husbandry style many consumers see as better than high density housing for stock, chickens ate bugs by the bushel, when not pecking through the manure left behind by the pigs and cattle looking for partly digested grain kernels. And the pigs themselves were avid rooters and you just know bugs were part of what they dug up and munched. So with some secondthought I look at the

idea with a bit less of the ‘ewwww-factor’. And besides there is something else which popped up last week that has my attention in terms of a squeamish agriculturerelated idea. Fellow Yorkton This Week scribe Thom Barker in his ‘Critically Thinking’ column had what I suspect most are going to see as a far more ‘Orwellian’ idea. Well actually in this case it’s not so much an idea, as it is emerging technology. Barker wrote how two food critics in London, England taste-tested the first laboratory-grown hamburger. The idea of growing a

burger in a lab isn’t exactly new. In fact Canadian author Margaret Atwood wrote about such a thing in her rather dark novel ‘Oryx and Crake’. The idea of chicken parts growing on a sort of mechanical tree was not particularly appetizing. Barker explained the hamburger in this case was “cultured from stem cells harvested from living cows.” Apparently the two tasters suggested it tasted like meat, to which Barker said, “that doesn’t surprise me all that much, since it is meat. It is meat that was produced in an

unconventional way, but meat nonetheless.” For me this is an interesting development. I am all about feeding a growing population, and this may become a way to do it. We know there is pressure from some quarters already questioning dedicating acres to grow feed for livestock when those acres could be producing food directly consumable by humans. That said we also know as world economies strengthen and create greater personal incomes, South Korea, China and India being the leading

examples, they will look for more meat in their diets. The two things do run counter to one another. The assembly line burger might be an answer to the apparent conundrum, although factors such as cost to produce a burger are probably far from known, without even venturing into the ethical debate which will no doubt come. Still buggy protein for livestock, and assembly line grown meat, do seem to suggest we are headed to a very different future for agriculture than we could have even imagined a few years ago.

Harper government celebrates first anniversary of marketing freedom August 1, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Marilyn Braun-Pollon, Vice-President of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), marked the one-year anniversary of marketing freedom for Western Canadian grain farmers. They unveiled the findings from a recent CFIB survey which shows that Western Canada’s grain farmers and Prairie agri-businesses have seen an overwhelmingly

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positive impact from being able to market their wheat and barley independent of the former single desk. “One year ago today our government delivered on our long-standing promise to give Western Canadian grain farmers the marketing freedom they wanted and deserved,”said Ritz. “Western Canadian grain farmers have made marketing freedom work for our industry and our economy. Today, we have more solid evidence that marketing freedom has strengthened our farm businesses in the first year.” The CFIB study conducted over the first crop year of marketing freedom found that the vast majority of agribusinesses (81 per cent) were positively impacted

by marketing freedom. More than three-quarters said they had greater control of the decisionmaking for their products and two-thirds said marketing freedom has delivered better market signals, better access to competitive prices and increased cash flow. “Our most recent survey shows producers are benefiting from the complete control to choose when and where they sell their wheat and barley. One producer told me he now has better cash flow, improved logistics control and the sky didn’t fall, which seems to reflect the predominant sentiment among Western grain growers,” said Marilyn Braun-Pollon, CFIB’s Vice-President, Prairie and Agri-business.

Canadian grain farmers have a bright future in an open market where they are able to respond to market demands by being innovative with their farming and processing practices, and where they will be rewarded with premium returns. The government continues to pursue an ambitious protrade plan, with 70 per cent of the wheat grown in Canada being shipped to export markets around the world. Growing Forward 2 is investing $3 billion over five years in cost-shared strategic initiatives for sector innovation, competitiveness and market development. These strategic investments will help grow the industry and drive the country’s economic expansion.


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Saskatchewan patients are receiving surgeries faster The Saskatchewan Surgical Initiative and surgical teams across the province have continued their effort to improve outcomes for patients by providing surgeries sooner. The latest provincial wa i t t i m e s n u m b e r s show that 79 per cent of patients are having their surgery within three months of their referral from a surgeon and 91 per cent within six months. “I am very pleased to see our health system is steadily moving toward the ambitious target of offering surgeries to all patients within three months by April 2014,” Health Minister Dustin Duncan said August 9. “We still have a lot of work ahead but we are committed to shorter wait times and improved quality of life for patients.” The latest monthly data update indicates as of June 30, there were 6,030 patients waiting more than three months for surgery. This is a decrease of 61 per cent

(or 9,315 fewer patients) compared to the start of the Initiative in April 2010 where more than 15,000 patients were waiting more than three months. In the first quarter of the fiscal year (April 1 to June 30), the number of surgeries performed increased by seven per cent (1,530 surgeries) over the same period last year. Nine out of 10 health regions provided surgeries to over 90 per cent of their patients within six months, including the Saskatoon Health Region. There were 18,120 p a t i e n t s wa i t i n g f o r surgery in the province on June 30, 2013, down from 26,743 in November 2007 and from 27,585 when the Surgical Initiative was launched in April 2010. The province has committed $70.5 million to improve access to surgery in the 2013-14 fiscal year. About 89,000 surgeries will be performed in Saskatchewan this year, an increase of 7,000 from last year.

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

My neighbour has been sharing his potato crop with me. Talk about fresh; from the ground, washed, cooked and ate, all in the same afternoon! So good, so sweet, so delicious, with a little butter, or lots of chives or dill from the garden. My father used to love to serve baby potatoes from the garden with the thin skins still on, sprinkled with chopped fresh mint over them, same as with fresh green peas. At a friend’s table, she gave each diner a bowl of melted butter. In the centre of the table was a huge bowl of steamed, fresh from the garden baby potatoes. We dove for the bowl with our forks and then rolled each potato in the butter! I have, in the past, found out the hard way that potatoes have to be stored in the dark. I left them in the kitchen, still in their bag, for a

I did not have any idea there were so many different varieties of potatoes in the world. Potatoes originated in the Andes in South America, where there are hundreds, many thousands of varieties grown. Pictured above right are just a few of the different kinds . . . and here’s me thinking there were only red and white ones! A Sunday roast dinner would not be complete without roasted potatoes! (Photos from google.com/ images)

couple of days. When I went to peel some for dinner, most of them had at least one side green. I didn’t eat them, because I remembered that my mother said green potatoes would make me sick! Now that I am older, I wonder, will green potatoes make me sick? Well, after researching around for awhile, I have c o n cl u d e d t h a t , y e s, indeed, they will make me sick. Not deathly ill, but very uncomfortable for awhile! Potatoes belong to

the ‘Nightshade’ family. Likely called nightshades because plants in this group perform better in partial shade, or their flowers open up as evening approaches. Tomatoes, eggplant, peppers and tobacco plants are in the nightshade or Solanaceae family of plants. Potatoes and tomatoes naturally produce solanine, a defense

against insect damage. When a potato is exposed to light, more solanine is produced, in an effort to prevent an animal from eating it! This increased level of solanine can also make human animals ill! Just how clever are plants?! There are some parties that believe that if one suffers from joint problems, vegetables in the nightshade family should be avoided. If you do suffer from joint problems, the only way to find out if this theory is true would be to avoid potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers (both

chili and bell) and tobacco for awhile. If there appears to be an improvement, then the theory works for you! Four hundred years ago, exolorers in the Andes of South America dicovered the local people eating potatoes. A few varieties of potatoes were shipped to Spain. Their popularity grew rapidly and potatoes now are the staple food for millions. In South America, in areas of northwestern Bolivia and southern Peru, there are hundreds of different varieties of potatoes! Only a very few varieties were ever introduced to the rest of the world. It could of been the lack of genetic diversity that lead to the demise of the potato crop in Ireland in the mid 19th century. Planting the same species of a plant over all is risky business. Most of the potatoes planted in Ireland were susceptible to the fungus like blight. Without their staple food, and source of income, the Irish starved and died, or fled their homeland. Five hundred years before Christ, the natives in South America planted a n d b r e d h u n d r e d s, m ay b e t h o u s a n d s o f potato varieties. Now in the Andes, hundreds of cultivars can still be found planted in different

valleys. Each variety is suited to the soil, climate, altitude and have natural defenses for the presence of pests and disease in each valley. There are hundreds of recipes using potatoes in breads, biscuits, doughnuts, cakes, pancakes and more. They are flaked, powdered, frozen, canned, boiled, steamed, baked and roasted! Speaking of roasted, I have discovered the secret to crispy, browned roast potatoes! Cut medium sized potatoes into quarters. Boil them for only seven minutes in well salted water. Drain them (remembering to save the potato water for gravy) and then give the pot a really good shake to ruffle up the outside of the spud. Cover the bottom of a roasting pan with olive oil, heat it, when it is hot, add the boiled potatoes, stir them around, and then put them in a 400˚F oven for about 20 minutes, giving them a flip part way through the cooking. As an afterthought . . . where did the word ‘spud’ come from? From what I could discover, it was the name for a short dagger and for digging tools used in the 15th century. Eventually, the tool used to dig out the potato became its nickname!

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Government of Saskatchewan funds capital upgrades in three provincial parks Pa r k s , C u l t u r e a n d Sport Minister Kevin Doherty announced August 7 that more than $800,000 in capital upgrades will be invested into Fort Carlton Provincial Park, Echo Valley Provincial Park and Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park. “Our provincial parks play an important role in enhancing our quality of life,” Doherty said. “By upgrading and replacing services, we provide park guests with the best possible experience. These capital improvements will help keep our parks safe, a t t r a c t i v e a n d u s e rfriendly.” Echo Valley Provincial Park’s sewage lagoon will be upgraded and lined to prevent seepage and to comply with regulatory requirements.

The contract to complete a major portion of the project was awarded to Apex Enterprizes Ltd. of Fort Qu’Appelle. A building commonly known as the “Men’s House” will be rebuilt at Fort Carlton Provincial Park. The original Men’s House and the entire fort were destroyed in 1885 during the Northwest Resistance. Reconstructing the building will enhance the park’s public programming. It will be used as a performance and demonstration location for craftspeople, musicians and other performers. Kap’s Construction Ltd. of Saskatoon was awarded the contract to assemble the log structure. The dry-waste disposal site at Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park

will be decommissioned. Once the work is completed, the area will be restored to its natural state and regulatory requirements will be fulfilled. Buckhorn Earthmoving Ltd. of Maple Creek was awarded the contract to complete the initial phase of the project. Construction starts this fall and will be ready for the 2014 parks season. The government continues to improve Saskatchewan’s provincial parks and in 2012 committed an additional $10 million over four years to supplement the previously enhanced provincial parks capital budget. Since 2008, government has invested almost $44 million to improve Saskatchewan’s provincial parks.

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OBITUARIES EVELYN PEARL (Routley-Muxlow) DENTON March 9, 1924 – July 11, 2013

Evelyn was born to Pearl & Wilbert Routley, shortly after birth Pearl died and Evelyn was raised by Russel and Zella Muxlow on the homestead south of Biggar. Evelyn was a waitress at the “beanery” and Bill’s Lunch; later working at Keogan Motors and then for the government until her retirement. She married Frank Denton and had one son (Dwight). After briefly living in Ontario she and Dwight moved back to Saskatchewan where she was joined by her companion Marie Napper. They lived in Keppel & Biggar for many

years. After Dwight left home she moved to Ontario for a short time with her long time companion Adela Vibar later returning to the Battlefords where she resided until her passing. She was predeceased by her parents and her sisters Marion, Marjorie and Phyllis. She is survived by son Dwight and wife Charalene of Fort Saskatchewan, grandson Dominic and wife Anita of Calgary, and great-grandson Caleb, numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Sincere thanks to the staff at The Battleford District Care Centre where she resided for the past few years. Donations in Evelyn’s memory may be made to your local Alzheimer Society. Evelyn has been cremated and a memorial service will be held in Biggar at a later date. ALAN BRADLEY SELIN A Memorial Service will be held on SATURDAY, AUGUST 17 at 2:00 p.m. from Grosvenor Park United Church, 407 Cumberland Ave. South, Saskatoon, Sask. 32c2

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OBITUARIES DON MARTIN The ashes of the late Don Martin will be interred in Rosemount Cemetery on Saturday, August 24 at 3:30 p.m. A potluck supper in the Landis Community Complex will follow. All of his family and friends are welcome. 33p2

MEMORIAMS COVEY, KENNETH REID, July 29, 1918-August 13, 2004 Not how did he die, but how did he live? Not what did he gain, but what did he give? These are the units to measure the worth Of a man, as a man, regardless of birth. Not, what was his church, nor what was his creed? But had he befriended those really in need? Was he ever ready, with a word of good cheer? To bring back a smile, to banish a tear. Not what did the line in the newspaper say? But how many were sorry when he passed away I miss you Dad Love always, Leah 33c1

CARD OF THANKS Wish to extend a big bouquet of thanks to Biggar Fire Department who attended my home July 30. It was handled very professionally. Thanks guys. Leona Allen 33p1 Heartfelt thank you to everyone who sent flowers, cards, visits and the phone calls received on the passing of our mother Lillian Miller. Thank you to those who attended the funeral. It was all very much appreciated. God bless you all. Hector and Julie 33p1

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NORTHERN LIGHTS BLUEGRASS AND OLD TYME MUSIC FESTIVAL

Friday, Aug. 16 to Sunday, Aug. 18 20km NE of Big River Wknd: Advance $70, Gate $90 Fri. $40, Sat. $60, Sun. $30 Buy online or at ticket vendors. Call 306.373.4190 www.northernlights bluegrass.ca

COMING EVENTS 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 SUNDAY, AUGUST 18: Gospel Brunch featuring the Copper Creek Gospel Band at Harris Seniors Hall, Harris, Sask. Music and food from 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Large 16 item menu plus drinks and condiments. Adults, $17.50; 6-12, $12; 5 years and under, $5. Please advance purchase if possible, walkins welcome. Catering by Pat Trask, 306-656-4722. 31c3 SATURDAY, AUGUST 24: Family Fun Day at Perdue Oasis Golf Resort. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Games, face painting, more. In support of VAST, Veterinarians Abroad Supporting and Teaching. 306-341-9141 www. oasisgolfresort.com 33c2 TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, AUGUST 27 - OCTOBER 31: Sweat with Brett Sunrise Class, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6 - 7 a.m. Call us at New U Fitness 306-9482208 to register or email newufitness@sasktel.net Limited spots available so register asap. 33c2 WEDNESDAYS, AUGUST 28 - OCTOBER 30: Sweat with Brett Boot Camp, Wednesdays from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Open to all genders, ages and fitness levels. 10 week session $100. Call us at New U Fitness, 306-9482208 to register or email newufitness@sasktel.net 33c2 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6 AND MONDAY, OCTOBER 7: Auditions for Shrek the Musical are being held at the Majestic Theatre: Sunday - 2-5 p.m.; Monday - 6:308:30 p.m. 33c8

Central Park Place invites seniors for free

ICE CREAM IN THE PARK 2nd Ave E. Tuesday, August 20 2-3 p.m. Apartment Information Available 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

AUCTIONS

The Estate of Jerome Kosolofski Farm Acution Sale - Saturday August 17, 2013 @ 10:00a.m. Live Internet Bidding @ 1:00p.m. Sceptre, SK 1-877-494-2437 PL#318200SK www.bodnarusauctioneering.com

NOTICE INTERMENT NOTICE

Evelyn Pearl Denton March 1924 - July 2013 Interment of Cremains Thursday, September 12 at 1:30 p.m. Officiated by Fr. Mike Bedard At Biggar Cemetery at Muxlow Plot Come and go tea at Snow White Restaurant to follow 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 948-3451 or visit museum 1 - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday. 7tfn

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Emry Lee Robillard Born July 14, 2013 Saskatoon Royal University Hospital Granddaughter to Denis and Karen Robillard and Mick and Rhonda Kennon of Biggar

GARAGE SALE FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, SATURDAY, AUGUST 17: Moving! Huge Garage Sale. Friday, 4-7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 514 4th Ave. West, Biggar. 33p1

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MISCELLANEOUS

MARGARET SHARP ESTATE Phone: 306-951-7271 or 306-948-5371 FOR SALE… • Lawn Vacuum, large wheels (Billy Goat) • Snow Blower ( 1 HC), 22” dual stage • Large 2-piece tool centre • Welder, electric (Forney) • Pess, 10 ton, needs jack • 1998 Chrysler Intrepid • Air Compressor (Air-O-Matic) app 5 gal. tank • Lawn mower, gas (Troy-Bilt), 6 HRSP 22”


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FOR SALE HOT TICKETS for fans in Rural Saskatchewan Only

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PINK October 24th in Saskatoon October 26th in Winnipeg

See the SOLD OUT GREY CUP Game Includes 4 Nights Hotel Accommodations and Grey Cup Tickets Nov. 21st - 25th in Regina Go online to www.dashtours.com or call Dash Tours at 1-800-265-0000 One Call & You’re There

KITCHEN ESSENTIALS Make - Bake - Serve! Bosch mixers Spectacular Summer Sale - Going Fast. Order Now. Plus everything imaginable for the cook. Toll-free 1-877-643-0285, Online www.countrylanekitchens. com 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 website at www.swna. com. DISCONNECTED PHONE? ChoiceTel Home Phone Service. No One Refused! Low Monthly Rate! Calling Features and Unlimited Long Distance Available. Call ChoiceTel Today! 1-888333-1405. EVERY WATER WELL on earth should have the patented “Kontinuous Shok” Chlorinator from Big Iron Drilling! Why? Save thousands of lives every year. w w w. 1 8 0 0 b i g i r o n . c o m . Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON. PROVINCE-WIDE CLASSIFIEDS. Reach over 550,000 readers weekly. Call this newspaper NOW or 306649.1400 for details. Wrecking auto-trucks... Parts to fit over 500 trucks. Lots of dodge... gmc... ford... imports... We ship anywhere. Lots of dodge, diesel, 4x4 stuff... (Lloydminster) Reply 780-875-0270..... North-East Recyclers truck up to 3tons Guaranteed approval drive away today! We lend money to everyone. Fast approvals, best interest rates. Over 500 vehicles sale priced for immediate delivery OAC. 1-877-796-0514. www. yourapprovedonline.com.

RECREATION 1985 Yamaha Virago, 1,000 cc, new rubber, carbs and forks redone. Phone 306948-7521. tfn 1985 Honda Goldwing, new rubber, shocks redone this spring, new battery, $3500 obo; phone 306-948-3344 tfn

SEED & FEED HEATED CANOLA WANTED!! - GREEN CANOLA - SPRING THRASHED - DAMAGED CANOLA FEED OATS WANTED!! - BARLEY, OATS, WHT - LIGHT OR TOUGH - SPRING THRASHED HEATED FLAX WANTED!! HEATED PEAS HEATED LENTILS "ON FARM PICKUP" Westcan Feed & Grain 1-877-250-5252 Buying/Selling FEED GRAINS heated / damaged CANOLA/FLAX Top price paid FOB FARM

Western Commodities 877-695-6461 Visit our website @ www.westerncommodities.ca

LAND for SALE FOR SALE BY TENDER… RM Perdue #346, two quarters fenced pasture, SW-6-36-10-W3rd, ext. 1 & 2, 152 acres; SE-6-36-10W3rd, ext. 8, 104 acres with 40 acres cultivated. Creek runs through both quarters. Highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. Tenders close September 1, 2013. Send tenders to: vallee@yourlink.ca or mail to: Tender, Box 21, Kinley, SK, S0K 2E0 30p6

REAL ESTATE Two serviced lots, side by side in Biggar, 100’x140’, $79,900. Call 717-4681 (cell) 5tfn HOMES, COTTAGES & More. RTMI - Ready to Move in. Call 1-888-7331411; rtmihomes.com. Red Tag Sale on now! BUILDINGS FOR SALE... Two UNCLAIMED Buildings. Must be sold. One is 40x80x16. GREAT savings! Hurry, these won’t last! GO Direct/SAVE. Rocket Steel Canada. 1-877-218-2661

REAL ESTATE

FOR RENT

CANADIAN MANUFACTURED

House available for couple in exchange for 60 hours per month general farm and housework. Shop, machinery, animals, garden space. Non-smoking, drivers licenses required. Pleasant, relaxed farm living 5 minutes from Regina. Email sue. eh@dragonflyllama.com to begin the dialogue.

backed by 10 year warranty -multi family, single section, motel style homes -Qualify for C.M.H.C.Financing FOR MORE INFO CALL 1.800.249.3969

CAREER TRAINING

www.medallion-homes.ca Hwy 2 South Prince Albert

STEEL BUILDING SIZZLING SUMMER SAVINGS EVENT! 20X22 $4,188. 25X24 $4,598. 30X36 $6,876. 32X44 $8,700. 40X52 $12,990 47X70 $17,100. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

FOR RENT 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 Three bedroom house available, fridge and stove included. Close to downtown and school. For viewing, call 306-948-3674; 306-9489517. 19tfn

CARS & TRUCKS 1964 valuable antique car, beige, great condition. Hardly been used. Mileage, only 67,222 miles. Asking price $5,900, negotiable. Call 306-948-2682 33p3 2008 Buick, low miles, a good family car, excellent condition, $16,000 or best offer. 1-306-561-8012 31p3

Real Estate LANE REALTY CORP. For the most exposure that you deserve in the marketing of your farm or ranch property. Contact your local agent:

MURRAY MURDOCH (306) 858-8000 To view full colour feature sheets for all of our CURRENT LISTINGS, visit our Website at www.lanerealty.com

LANE REALTY CORP. Saskatchewan’s Farm & Ranch Specialists™

Ph:(306) 569-3380 Email: lanerealtycorp@sasktel.net“ Now representing purchasers from across Canada, and around the World!”

www.lanerealty.com

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Great Careers at Moody’s Equipment Moody’s Equipment is a progressive New Holland Agricultural and Construction equipment dealership with locations in Saskatoon, Perdue, Unity, Lloydminster, Kindersley, Calgary, High River, Olds and Edmonton. Since our Àrst dealership in Perdue, Saskatchewan in 1966 we have maintained a high focus on taking care of our customers and our people.

We are currently recruiting for the position of: WELL-PAID/ LOW-STRESS CAREER IN MASSAGE THERAPY No need to relocate! Independent study plus monthly classes in Calgary or Edmonton. Our grads are in great demand throughout the west. Excellent instructors, great results.

$1000 Distance Grant. 1-866-491-0574. www.mhvicarsschool.com

PERSONAL

AVAILABLE BACHELORETTE Slim, 40, no children, never married. I guess when it comes to men I am shy. I have been out on a couple of dates but they lacked connection. I need to be emotionally attached to a man on a mental and physical level. I love do it yourself projects, own several homes and am always looking for a great deal. I love interior design. My current home was featured in a prominent magazine. I am from strict Mennonite family who are farmers. I am the most successful person in my family, so yes, I am the black sheep of the family. Matchmakers Select 1888-916-2824 Guaranteed service Face to face matchmaking, customized memberships thorough screening process. Rural, remote, small towns, isolated communities & villages 13 years established Canada/US www.selectintroductions.com

PETS Pet Supplies OnLine! 1000’s of products to choose from. TAKE 15% OFF YOUR ORDER WITH COUPON CODE: SALE15 Sale Runs till the end of August. www. petland.ca 1-855-839-0555

Agriculture Service Technician Perdue, Saskatchewan We offer: _ Excellent wages _ Training and Development Programs _ Annual Performance reviews _ Annual Salary review _ Bereavement Pay _ Comprehensive Health BeneÀts ŠMedical ŠPrescription ŠDental _ Health Travel Insurance _ Group Life Insurance _ Annual Safety Boot Allowance _ Educational Assistance Program _ Company matching Deferred ProÀt Sharing _ RRSP plan _ Three weeks vacation per year Finally, we offer an excellent work environment where you will be challenged, and learn something new every day. Please visit us at www.moodysequipment.com Apply in conÀdence to: careers@moodysequipment.com Marine Engineering Officers are required for various civilian positions with the Department of National Defence in Victoria and Nanoose Bay BC. Online applications only through the Public Service Commission of Canada website, Reference# DND13J008697-000069, Selection Process# 13-DND-EA-ESQ375697, Canadian Forces Auxiliary Fleet (CFAV). Applicants must meet all essential qualifications listed and complete the application within the prescribed timelines. **http://jobs-emplois. gc.ca/index-eng.htm Le ministère de la Défense nationale cherche des Officiers du génie des systèmes de marine pour remplir divers postes de civils à Victoria et Nanoose Bay en Colombie-Britannique. Les candidates et candidats peuvent postuler en ligne seulement, au site Internet de la Commission de la fonction publique du Canada, numéro de référence DND13J008697-000069, numéro du processus de sélection 13-DND-EA-ESQ-375697, Vaisseaux auxiliaires des forces armées canadiennes. Les postulants doivent posséder toutes les compétences requises énumérées et soumettre leur demande selon l’échéance prescrit. **http://jobs-emplois.gc.ca/ index-fra.htm NEED A HOME PHONE? Cable TV or High Speed Internet? We Can Help. Everyone Approved. Call Today. 1-877-852-1122 Protel Reconnect.

WINCH TRACTOR OPERATORS. Must have experience operating a winch. To apply fax, email or drop off resume at the office. Phone 780-842-6444. Fax 780842-6581. Email: rigmove@ telus.net. Mail: H&E Oilfield Services Ltd., 2202 - 1 Ave., Wainwright, AB, T9W 1L7. For more employment information see our webpage: www.heoil.com. Office assistant opportunity, 20 hours/week, MondayFriday 1- 5 p.m. Please send resume to theresa.busse@ estresp.com. 33c3

Medical Sonographers with General and/or Echocardiology exp. Check out our available jobs on www.bordersbeyond.ca


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THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2013

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

North American Lumber, Biggar require two full-time yard personnel to start immediately. Drop off resume to 805 Main St., Biggar or call Sharon or Ed at 306-948-2248 for info. biggarindependent.ca

biggarindependent.ca

biggarindependent.ca Deadline for news, ads and classifieds,

Mondays 5 p.m.

SERVICES

Show off the best side of your business!

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 www.welcomewagon.ca

Don’t be faceless, give them something to recognize!

WANTED 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

ADVERTISING PAYS! Biggar Independent

WW1332

306-948-3344 Please arrange to pick up your photos that have been submitted for publication.

... thanks, The Independent

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

Tim Hammond Realty Licenced for:

Saskatoon - Biggar Office

•Farm •Residential •Commercial •Acreage

113 - 3rd Ave. W., Biggar

DUANE NEUFELDT

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

403 Main St., Biggar

Licensed For: • Residential • Acreage • Farm

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

Proud sponsor of Children’s Wish Foundation

Tim Hammond,

www.TimHammond.ca www.FarmsofCanada.com

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 znerol.w@sasktel.net Web site: www.remaxbattlefords.com

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

Call: 306-948-2101

FAX SERVICE at The Independent

Licenced for: •Residential

113 - 3rd Ave. W., Biggar

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

www.TimHammond.ca http://Cari.TimHammond.ca

Residential Sales

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

$161.20 plus gst…

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

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

www.TimHammond.ca www.FarmsofCanada.com

BSA

Exposure, Experience and Effort.

MORTGAGE BROKER

KEVIN KURULAK Mortgage Associate THE BIGGAR Broker License #316322 INDEPENDENT 403 Main St., Biggar direct. 306.948.5200 cell. 306.303.9025 NEWSSTANDS The Mortgage toll free phone. 1.877.734.3216 Group @ toll free fax. 1.877.734.3219 License #315872 • Esso email. kevin.tmgbroker.com

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• Leslie’s Drugstore www.mortgagegroup.com • Pharmasave • Quick Stop INSURANCE • Super A Foods • Shop Easy Food • Weasie’s Gourmet Blends ¾ Auto & Home Insurance • Feudal Co-op, ¾ Farm & Commercial Insurance ¾ Health & Travel Insurance Perdue ¾ Life Insurance & Investments • The Store, Perdue

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

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

“We’ll getcha covered”

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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

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2013

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

MADGE CONTRACTING LTD. 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

306-717-2818

• Commercial • Industrial • Residential

Electrical… 306-658-3004 Excavation… 306-951-7667 BIGGAR ELECTRICAL & REFRIGERATION SERVICES Authorized Appliance Depot Electrical Wiring Trenching Licensed Journeyman Adrian de Haan

306-948-5291

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

Cell: 306-221-6888

Dion Harrabek 306-948-2657 cell: 306-948-9136 dionh@sasktel.net

OPTOMETRISTS

PLUMBING HEATING ELECTRICAL

For all your home, business and rural needs Owners/Operators • Travis Young • Dallas Young • Claude Young

Biggar, Sask.

306-948-3389

Doctor of Optometry

Spray Foam

Biggar Professional Building, 223 Main Street, Biggar

For appointments… 1-855-651-3311

PHOTOGRAPHY

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

Insulation

306-948-2805 Cell: 306-948-6062 Email: northland83@yourlink.ca Want to insulate your quonset, farm/commercial buildings, house or cabin? Lower your heating and cooling costs and add strength to your buildings!

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

 

PRAIRIE BOYZ VINYL FENCING LTD.

• 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)

HEALTH/WELLNESS

Call Jim @ 306-948-3333

LAROCHELLE CONTRACTING

NCM Home Maintenance - Interior and Exterior Painting

- Handyman Services - Labour Hire Service FREE quotes Prompt Honest Service

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

- together with -

Ladies Only

30 min. Circuit Gym

…owned and operated by Brett Barber

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

306.948.2208

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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS Northland Foaming

In Biggar Every Tuesday.

available to do…

306-948-7390

Journeymen Plumber, Gas Fitter, & Electrician on staff

Kirk Ewen

HANDY JIM SERVICES

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

for all your electrical needs Construction, consulting and Maintenance Licensed Journeyman

www.madgeroofing.com Biggar, Sask.

PLUMBING & HEATING

DMH ELECTRIC

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Services available…

Renos… 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

306-716-4021

modernlookhomerenos@gmail.com www.facebook.com/modern.look.35

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

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

Biggar

Weight Loss & Wellness Centre

HEALTH/WELLNESS

ACCOUNTING

New Beginnings Wellness Centre

BIGGAR ACCOUNTING SERVICES

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

Specializing in Exclusive Seasonal Personal Training Sessions! …for weight loss, Offering… One-on-One Rehab & Therapy Sessions * Limited Memberships available to fully equipped Private Fitness Studio & Cardio Room Gift Certificates available

Portraits, Family, Weddings & Sports Photography Biggar, Sask.

www.photosbyjocelyn.com

306-948-2814

Dan… 306-281-5090 Chad… 306-280-1524

Wood and Steel Buildings Floor & Trusses

306-222-8673

GEORGE STAHL

Email: nix1@sasktel.net

Cell… 306-948-8048

Jacklin Andrews, MSW, Counsellor jacklinandrews@ gmail.com

Perdue Massage Clinic Registered Massage Therapist (MTAS)

ONLINE @

The SWNA and its Member Newspapers cooperatively deliver your message to more than half a million readers every week.

306-948-2183 Email: ddolack@sasktel.net Website: www.hrblock.ca

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

Phone or Text:

Ph: 306-948-4430 or 306-948-4460

306-321-4991 Website: www.perdue massageclinic.com www.facebook.com/ perduemassageclinic

rod.campbell@sasktel.net Box 988, Biggar, SK

LEGAL SERVICES

BUSSE LAW

DENTAL

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.

306-948-3408 DR. GLENN RIEKMAN Dentist

This space is available for only $80.60 plus gst… one column x 1 inch for 26-week prepaid commitment (regular price is $9.94 per week = $258.44 plus gst)

biggarindependent.ca

OPEN: Tues.-Fri. • 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Evenings and Saturday appointments available.

Phone:306.882.2123 Emergency (after hours) 306.882.2006

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

Box 580 Biggar, SK SOK OMO

306-918-7264

Weightless Coach Anne G. Livingston 317 Main St., Biggar

Ph:

223 Main Street Biggar

Phone… 306-948-2548

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

306-948-7274

Phone: 306-948-5133

Where you can feel right at home!

• ‘Ideal Protein’ Weight Loss • ‘Slender You’ Figure Salon

Call Making Biggar Smaller!

P. O. Box 1480 Biggar, Sask.

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

OFFICE HOURS • Five Inch Seamless • Fascia

201B-2nd Ave. West

body sculpting, strength training.

115 - 1st Avenue West Rosetown, Sask.

Photos by Jocelyn

Garry A. Faye Chartered Accountant Notary Public

Call 306.948.3344

PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION Barristers & Solicitors Stuart A. Busse, QC Larry A. Kirk, LL.B. Bonnie L. Reddekopp, JD 302 Main Street, Biggar, SK

306-948-3346 …serving your community since 1972

Roe & Peszko is a full service law office that practices… ¾ ¾ ¾ ¾

Criminal Law Commercial Law Real Estate Law Wills and Estate Law and our lawyers, William Roe, Q.C. Jason Peszko Lisa Watson look forward to assisting you and can be contacted at:

306-948-5352 or 306-244-9865 BOOKS Pat Wicks,

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


THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2013

THE INDEPENDENT, BIGGAR, SK - 17

INVESTMENTS For all your investment needs, Visit…

SEED CLEANING

SERVICES

COMPUTER SERVICES

Wylie Farms Ltd. SEED CLEANING

Dean McCallum, CFP, CIM, FCSI

Lyndsey Sacher

Investment Advisor Credential Securities Inc.

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

Pamela Eaton Mutual Fund Investment Specialist Credential Asset Management Inc.

Located at the Biggar & District Credit Union 302 Main Street, Biggar, SK • 306-948-3352 Mutual funds are offered through Credential Asset Management Inc., and mutual funds and other securities are offered through Credential Securities Inc. ®Credential is a registered mark owned by Credential Financial Inc. and is used under license.

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

Canadian Seed Institute Accredited Pedigree, Commercial & Custom Cleaning FULL line of Cleaning Equipment including Gravity Table

Excellent Quality at a Reasonable Price!

222 Main St., Biggar

306- 948-2807 or 948-5609 948-5394

Tel: 306-986-2600

Plant located 8 miles south of Biggar on Hwy #4, ¼ mile west on Triumph Rd.

McNULTY’S MOBILE SEED CLEANING

~ FOR RENT ~

Custom Cleaning of H.R.S. & C.P. S. Wheat

COURIER/HAULING

Want a truly independent advisor who will find your unique solution? Are you looking for Life, Living Benefits Insurance and/or Investment Strategies? Do you just want to know if your premiums are fair with the right coverage?

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

info@twhfinancial.ca www.twhfinancial.ca

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

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

~Brian and Cathy Fick~

Cell: 306-948-7524

HARRIS TRUCK SERVICES LTD.

AUTOMOTIVE

AUTOMOTIVE

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

306.948.3996

Tridem & Super B trailers …for bookings contact

Open Monday-Saturday Mike Nahorney, Interprovincial

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

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2013

Landis Locals Helen Buxton 658-2115 This has been a summer of family reunions. On the last weekend in July, the Munton/Bassett families held a three day reunion at Clearwater Lake, a resort near Kyle, Saskatchewan. One-hundred-and-three people showed up for the event. A cousin, Marian Moore, (my mom’s niece) came from Surrey, British Columbia and her daughter-in-law, Sandy Moore from Moose Jaw, Sandy’s daughter, Chelsea McLeod, Mike and little Jordynn from Caronport. Another of Mom’s nieces, Joan Bassett of Calgary, came with her husband, Dave Thompson, her daughter, Erin Day, and friend, Dom Luca. We had not seen these cousins for several years, so it truly was a reunion. The person coming the farthest was Steve Hakes who works in Australia, and arranged his time off to be there. Oldest person there was Muriel Masson of Makwa, the oldest Munton family. July 28 was Ken and Lois Leinenweber’s 40th wedding anniversary, and Merle Stevenot’s 40th birthday. The wind blew hard everyday,

but that was blessing; there were no mosquitos, and kids could fly their kites. The highlight of the weekend for the kids was an afternoon with the Balloon Man - he does make some fantastic creations with balloons. A big thank you foes to the organizers, Carol Stevenot and Evelyn Hakes, as well as the many others who helped in countless ways. On August 1, Colin Leinenweber and Jolyne Wandler were married in a lovely outdoor ceremony on the grounds of the Kerrobert Courthouse. Colin’s daughters, Julia and Elena were bridesmaids, and his brother Kyle was best man. Jolyne’s sister and family were here from Australia, and her bother and family were here from New Zealand, so this was also a family reunion. Congratulations to the happy couple. Porter School yard was filled with trailers and fifthwheels for the Porter family reunion the first weekend of August. All 11 surviving children of Bill and Katherine Porter, and many of their offspring were in attendance, as well as Katherine’s brother, John and

Ellen MacDonald and son, Bruce, from Hope, B.C.; her niece, Lynn and Archie MacDonald from Merritt, B.C. and nephew, Don and Donna Buxton from Sardis, B.C. There was some very lively competition for items in the silent auction. I had no idea that dill pickles were so popular! Cando Country Catering served a delicious meal of roast beef and all the trimmings, plus a variety of salads and desserts, on Sunday. It was good to see Jan Porter, who has recently undergone hip surgery, there for part of the festivities. Last Thursday evening, a number of members of the Glessing families, and their families gathered at Portabellos in North Battleford foran evening of reminiscing. Our deepest sympathy goes to Leo and Marie Schwebius and their family. Leo’s nephew, Sheldon Sperling, son of Lorraine and George Sperling, passed away recently in Humboldt. This week, Leo’s brother, Alvin and Alvin’s wife, Carolyn, both passed away in Calgary. What a terrible burden for all relatives.

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More full time jobs offered on SaskJobs.ca in July The employment market in the province continues to grow based on the number of jobs available on SaskJobs. ca, which were reported Tuesday. Saskatchewan employers are offering more full time jobs, a c counting for more than 60 per cent of Ju l y 2013 postings on SaskJobs. ca, marking a 14.7 per cent increase over July 2012. The number of jobs also went up to 17,249 in July 2013 - an increase of 8.6 per cent when compared to July 2012. “Our strong economy

continues to inspire confidence in our employers who are actively investing and creating valuable jobs for our people,” Economy Minister Bill Boyd said. “Sectors such as the arts, recreation and sport have

8.6 per cent increase from July last year. Visits via mobile devices nearly doubled from 169,725 in July 2012 to 326,172 in July 2013. Visits by job seekers from Nunavut, Alberta, Quebec and Prince Edward Island showed the greatest increase while, internationa l l y, v i s i t s from the U.S. increased. “These jobs are spread out across Saskatchewan in 327 communities,” Boyd said. “Job seekers from Canada and internationally have found SaskJobs.ca to be a valuable tool for finding employment in our province.”

“Our strong economy continues to inspire confidence in our employers who are actively investing and creating valuable jobs for our people,” Economy Minister Bill Boyd witnessed strong gains in the last year while employers in trades, transport, construction, sales and services continued their steady job creation.” Visitor traffic to SaskJobs.ca for July 2013 notched 1,032,930, an


Chef Dez on cooking

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2013

Reduce Liquids to Increase Flavours Have you ever experienced an incredible meal at a fine dining establishment, which included an intensely flavoured accompanying sauce? Chances are you have. These companion sauces, although sparse in volume on the plate, deliver unmistakable and compelling tastes reminiscent of the flavours in the food being served. With the knowledge

of some sauce basics and some practised perfection, anyone can accomplish this same feat in their home kitchen. Long gone are the days that described gourmet cooking as dishes covered in thick glutinous sauces. In today’s culinary world, our aspirations are to enhance food with sauces that are created from naturally occurring liquids in the recipe without a starch thickener. An accompanying sauce

should be that: to accompany, not govern, the food. Reduction sauces are thickened naturally by evaporation. Creating steam is the action of transforming water into vapour. When a sauce is simmering in a pan, and steam is rising from the pan, it is accurate to assume then, that the sauce is concentrating. Water alone has no flavour, so as it evaporates from the recipe, residual flavours left in the pan are intensified.

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THE INDEPENDENT, BIGGAR, SK - 19 Not only does this affect taste, but texture as well. With the evaporation of water content the sauce also becomes less pliable or more accurately stated, syrupy. This is vital for creating a sauce with texture and visual appeal as it coats the food being served. An example of this technique would be a wine reduction sauce served with pan-seared steaks. Sear the steaks in a heavybottomed stainless steel pan until the desired doneness is achieved. Remove the steaks from the pan and keep warm while the sauce is prepared. Add one half cup or more of full bodied red wine to deglaze the pan (removing the browned bits of flavour left on the pan from searing the steaks) with the help of a wooden spoon. Add some beef broth, a bit of sugar (to counteract acidity in the wine), and boil over medium to medium-high heat (stirring constantly). Add a bit of whipping cream for richness, season to taste with salt and pepper, and reduce until syrupy. Take the pan off the heat and melt a teaspoon of butter into the sauce to give it a glistening appearance. Serve immediately over the steaks. In this example, the flavour of the steak remnants is incorporated into the

wine. The wine and broth are reduced to eliminate their water content to increase flavour intensity and sauce density. Flavourings are added along with some richness from the addition of cream and butter to complete the sauce. There are many other flavours you can add to create incredible sauces you can call your own. Look at recipes and change them based on your taste preferences. Be creative in your kitchen and experiment with this process. With perseverance, I am sure you will be making restaurant quality sauce reductions in a very short time. Dear Chef Dez: I tried making a beef stew without following a recipe, and it turned out bland and watery. What is the most important thing you can recommend to help me? Rob M., Burnaby, B.C.

Dear Rob. Other than Browning the beef and making sure you have a good assortment of ingredients to provide a complex taste, I would recommend not adding any water. Water has no flavour and there are so many choices of liquids to add to recipes that do. Depending on what type of dish you are making, I would add wine, beer, broth, or juice instead of water. When water reduces you are left with nothing, but when one of these alternatives are reduced you are left with intensified flavour. Send your food/cooking questions to dez@chefdez. com or P.O. Box 2674, Abbotsford, BC V2T 6R4. Chef Dez is a Food Columnist, Culinary Instructor and Cookbook Author. Visit him at chefdez.com.

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