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Vol. 104 No. 34


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August land sale tops $15 million The August sale of petroleum and natural gas rights brought in $15.1 million in revenue. The average price paid for leases this sale was $690/hectare, the highest since the August 2011 land sale. “Saskatchewan continues to offer great resources in a competitive climate,” Energy and Resources Minister Tim McMillan said. “The premium that industry has placed on acquiring oil and gas leases shows that this is a great place to invest.” Year-to-date revenue from the four land sales held in 2013 is $44.3 million. The Weyburn-Estevan area received the most bids with sales of $11.1 million. The KindersleyKerrobert area was next at $2.1 million, followed by the Swift Current area at $1.1 million and the Lloydminster area at $688,887. The three oil shale special exploratory permit blocks on offer near Hudson

Bay received a total of $4.6 million in work commitment bids from Canshale Corp. The highest price paid for a single parcel was $1.7 million. Scott Land and Lease Ltd. acquired the 1,036-hectare exploration licence north of Estevan. The highest price on a per-hectare basis was $5,617. Mammoth Land Services Ltd. bid $363,702 for a 64.75-hectare lease south of Gull Lake. “Industry continues to show confidence in the potential for new discoveries in Saskatchewan, and the rejuvenated interest in our oil shale underscores that optimism,” McMillan said. “Prior to this sale there were four oil shale special exploratory permits active in the Hudson Bay area. The addition of three new permits in this sale more than doubles the acreage under exploration.” The next sale of Crown petroleum and natural gas dispositions will be held on October 7, 2013.

Crafty fellas . . . Concentrating on the task at hand, two wee fellows let the creative juices flow last week at the Biggar and District Family Centre’s Summer Preschool

program. Held at Biggar Central School, the afternoon of fun and learning came to an end for the season last Friday. (Independent Photo by Kevin Brautigam)

Warm weather needed to advance crop Warm weather has helped to speed crop development during the past few days. However, warm conditions will be needed into the harvest season to advance crops. Crop development is 10 days to two weeks behind normal in many areas, according to Saskatchewan A g r i c u l t u r e ’s w e e k l y crop report for the period August 6 to 12. In the southwest and west-central regions, some winter cereals are ready to straight cut and producers have just started swathing

Condo Treat Time . . . Mildred Fast, left, scoops some ice cream for the many interested and soon-to-be residents of the Central Park Place condominiums as Jean Itterman, right, shares a laugh with Marguerite Wapple, and Monique and Bob Carruthers taste the treat, Tuesday. Many, many more took in the ‘Ice Cream in the Park’ event, learning about their future home or gaining a bit more information about the project which is quickly taking shape. (Independent Photo by Kevin Brautigam)

canola. Desiccation of peas and lentils has started, and other crops are starting to turn in some areas. Challenges with swath dry down and baling continue for livestock producers. Haying progress varies according to rain showers. The estimated average hay yields on dry land are reported as 1.6 tons per acre (alfalfa and alfalfa/ brome hay), 1.3 tons per acre (other tame hay), 1.3 tons per acre (wild hay) and 2 tons per acre (greenfeed). On irrigated land, the estimated average hay yields are 2.8 tons per acre (alfalfa and alfalfa/ brome hay), 1 ton per acre (other tame hay), and 4.2 tons per acre (greenfeed). Hay yields on dry land as well as on irrigated land are on par with the five year average. The majority of crops are filling, with crops in some areas podding and finishing flowering. Most areas of the province recorded rain last week ranging from trace to 58 millimetres. Insects and disease caused some crop damage. Across the province, topsoil moisture on crop land is rated as five per cent surplus, 81 per cent adequate, 13 per cent short and one per cent very short. Hay land and pasture

topsoil moisture is rated as three per cent surplus, 79 per cent adequate, 17 per cent short and one per

cent very short. Fa r m e r s a r e b u s y finishing up haying and getting ready for harvest.

White appointed to Biggar Housing Authority along with reappointments of Wheaton, Scott and Molberg Leslie White has been appointed to the Biggar Housing Authority Board of Directors along with reappointments of Margaret Wheaton, Ronald Scott and John Molberg. Molberg is chairperson. The Biggar Housing Authority is a communitybased organization that provides daily management of 86 housing units constructed and operated under the terms of a federal provincial municipal cost sharing agreement. Social Services Minister, June Draude, paid tribute to the volunteers who manage the social housing projects in their community. “This local hands-on approach ensures that the Saskatchewan Housing Corporation responds

effectively to the needs of each community.” Saskatchewan has a network of 271 housing authorities and more than 1,400 volunteer members who assist with management of housing units throughout the p r o v i n c e f o r s e n i o r s, low income families and persons with disabilities. Persons interested in volunteering to serve on the board of directors for the Biggar Housing Authority are encouraged to contact the mayor of Biggar. A local nominating committee recommends board members. Applications for accommodation are available from the manager of the Biggar Housing Authority.


The Biggar Aquatic Centre was the place to be this past Friday as staff hosted their annual Pool Party. With temperatures in the 30s, that cool, cool water hit the spot as swimmers revelled in a variety of contests and fun, all geared for the young and young at heart - cannonball contests, apple tossing, apple balancing (while treading water!) - the place, while crowded, was full of laughter and smiles. (Independent Photos by Kevin Brautigam)



by Rod Pedersen, Voice of the Riders As long as I live, I’ll never figure out Rider fans. At least, a very large portion of them. The Saskatchewan Roughriders improved to a CFL-best 6-1 on Saturday afternoon with a lastsecond 24-21 victory over the Montreal Alouettes before a sold-out crowd of 40,637 at Mosaic Stadium. Kicker Chris Milo hit a game-winning 34-yard field goal with no time left before the third-highest attended regular season game in Roughrider history. All should be good, right? Wrong. Had the Riders lost the game, and to be honest it really looked like they would when the team went down 21-14 with less than two minutes remaining, I was planning to head straight home afterwards to avoid the wrath of the Rider Nation on the streets of the Queen City. However, since the football gods smiled on the Green and White and afforded them the comeback victory, I thought I’d venture out to a local watering hole to join the celebrations. However the smoke had barely cleared from the post-game fireworks when the barrage of negativity started flowing in. “That was the worst football game I’ve ever seen,” one local TV reporter said in the parking lot outside the stadium.

I suppose I could give him that. It was an unexpectedly low-scoring contest in which the Riders held a narrow 8-7 lead at the half-time break. The game won’t be shown on ESPN Classics anytime soon, and I’ll admit I tried to watch the game a second time on Sunday evening but it was just too painful. At best, it was a cure for insomnia. However things certainly heated up in the second half and the game was tied 11-11 going into the fourth quarter. And it was a war in the trenches on a steamy August afternoon with stars from both teams leaving the game with injury. For Montreal it was quarterback Anthony Calvillo and for the Riders it was wide receiver Rob Bagg. At press time, the severity of their injuries wasn’t known. The Riders were 12point favourites heading into the game but the proud Alouettes, and back-up quarterback Josh Neiswander, gave the Green Guys all they could handle in the latest chapter of their simmering rivalry which goes back to two Montreal wins in the 2009 and 2010 Grey Cups. It turned out to be a thriller, in a case of “last possession wins”. The game may have been sloppy but the Riders proved to be the team who made the fewest mistakes and scrapped back to get the victory. Quarterback Darian Durant threw a 65yard touchdown strike to

THE INDEPENDENT, BIGGAR, SK - 3 Taj Smith to tie the game in the dying moments and then on the last-minute drive, Durant got his team into position for the game-winning field goal. Afterwards, in the watering hole, fans were shaking their heads overand-over at returner Jock Sanders’ two fumbles, and another from Durant, which looked at times like they may cost the team the game. Heck, they shouldn’t have won. Saskatchewan lost the turnover battle (4-3) as well as time-ofpossession but it’s a 60minute game and the Riders did just enough to be the better team on that Saturday afternoon. “Against Calgary or BC, they would have gotten slaughtered,” huffed one fan afterwards while another chirped, “They never would have won if Calvillo had stayed in the game.” I just smiled and nodded. Earlier in the season one fan complained that the games weren’t that entertaining because the Riders were blowing teams out week after week. Are you kidding me? Actually I think I’ve figured it out. It appears the Rider Nation would prefer if their team played error-free, perfect football but kept the games close enough so that they could win it in the end like a Hollywood movie script. However, that’s just not going to happen. Perhaps Chris Milo put it best after the game. “Huge thank you to all the 40,000-plus at Mosaic today!” Milo wrote on Twitter. “Place was rockin’! Thank you for your endless support! Wasn’t pretty but a win is a win!” Indeed it is. And 6-1 looks pretty good to me. (For daily rider news, follow Rod on Twitter at @ sportscage)

Ta-da . . . Harmony Downton, left, and Avery Anderson make a dramatic flourish at the centre of the arranged chairs during the Biggar Summer Day program at the Jubilee Stadium last week. The musical chair-playing kids were having a great time, unfortunately with summer winding down, the program ends for the season this Friday. (Independent Photo by Kevin Brautigam)

Biggar Minor ball player comes home with silver . . . Garrett Hawkins took part in the Western Canadian AA Pee Wee Baseball Championships in Swift Current this past August 16-18. Teams from Alberta, Manitoba, British Columbia and Saskatchewan all provincial champions - plus the host Swift Current squad vied for the top step, and Hawkins lent his talents to the provincial champion Humboldt Dodgers AA Pee Wee’s. The boys represented Saskatchewan well, bringing home the silver medal, being defeated in the final by the B.C. Braves. (Photo for The Independent by Ian and Erin Hawkins)

Wholesale trade hits record Wholesale trade for June 2013 hit a monthly record according to a report released by Statistics Canada Tuesday. In June 2013, wholesale trade totalled $2.07 billion, the highest ever for the month. “As Saskatchewan’s economy performs at this high level of activity, the need to move goods rapidly and efficiently increases,” Economy Minister Bill Boyd said. “Our province has a strong and fast-growing wholesale industry which is building capacity, creating new jobs and keeping our economy moving.” Saskatchewan’s wholesale trade in June was up by 7.1 per cent over June of 2012, the second highest percentage increase among the provinces. “Wholesalers are an integral player in the supply link,” Boyd said.

“We’re fortunate to have the infrastructure and the essential companies here to keep up with the demand on both the busi-

ness and consumer side in a wholesale industry that is likely to keep on growing well into our future.”

GAS PRICES AT THE PUMP… Wednesday, AUGUST 21, 11:00 a.m. (stations randomly selected)

Biggar .............................................123.9¢/L Duperow Cardlock .........................123.9¢/L Perdue… .........................................123.9¢/L Landis… .........................................123.9¢/L Rosetown… ....................................123.9¢/L North Battleford….........................123.9¢/L Unity...............................................123.9¢/L Saskatoon .......................................122.9¢/L Humboldt .......................................122.9¢/L Lloydminster ..................................112.9¢/L Kindersley ......................................122.9¢/L Swift Current .................................123.9¢/L

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Opportunities coming to West Central Sask Financial Post: Midstream oil company TORQ Transloading Inc. said on Wwednesday (August 14) it plans to build a $100 million crude-by-rail terminal in Kerrobert, Saskatchewan, that will be able to load 168,000 barrels per day of oil. In addition pipeline connections are being negotiated to deliver crude to the terminal. Great news for the Town of Kerrobert. Now what does that news, or could that news, mean for the Town of Biggar. Kerrobert is a mere hour’s drive away and in the life of Saskatchewanians an hour’s drive is nothing. Surely there could be some spinoffs for Biggarites. At the very least it is worth exploring some avenues. Perhaps we could house crews as they are building the railway. Or, maybe workers will locate here -- after all there is a tight housing market in all communities in West Central Saskatchewan. At any rate, this opportunity bears some investigation. The most likely candidate would be an Economic Development Officer -- that is, if Biggar had one on staff. Since we don’t I guess the responsibility will fall on the shoulders of our Town Council. We shouldn’t let any opportunities slip through our fingers so now is the time to get on the bandwagon. P.H.

Think global, not local Open trade has always propelled the world economy forward, creating a cornucopia of jobs by Mark Milke, Senior Fellow, The Fraser Institute Distributed by Troy Media, When I lived in the idyllic city of Victoria, B.C. a photocopier salesman once tried to lease me one of his machines by noting mine was made in Japan (while his was manufactured in Canada). He told me I should lease the latter and not the former, to support Canadian jobs. The salesman couldn’t have known this, but I’d spent two years in the land of the rising sun, so he lost me at “Japan.” I like it when my fellow Canadians have jobs; I also like it when my friends in Japan are employed. I recount the story because the nationalist card is often played, and not only in private sales pitches. This happened again recently when I was interviewed by a Vancouver talk-show host on

the question of business subsidies. On the issue he brought up - buying ferries from Germany for BC Ferries rather than made-in-Canada ships - the host seemed rather insistent that it was a swell idea for taxpayers to pay extra so ferries could be built in Canada. Even if the host was only being a good contrarian, plenty of people will shamelessly demand government spend lots of extra money to “buy local,” even if the cost is millions or billions of dollars more. This is daft. For one thing, the patriot stuff sometimes veers close to being xenophobic. For another, the notion that jobs in Canada come at the cost of employment in Japan, India, China or Germany, or vice-versa, is profoundly mistaken. Companies do occasionally shut factories in one country and set up shop in another, but that happens both

ways. And plenty of people in other countries busily make the same anti-foreigner argument about Canadians as some Canadians do about others. The U.S. Congress is a good example. So too Japanese bureaucrats, who, at least when I lived there, tried to ban California rice on the grounds it was unhealthy. (The real reason was Japanese protectionism for farmers at the expense of consumers.) Fundamentally though, job creation is not a zero-sum game where one must choose between one’s own country and another. Free trade between cities, provinces and countries helps all economies expand and to create jobs; that’s the rising tide that lifts all boats. There are many necessary factors for growth, the concurrent rise in living standards and social indicators (prop-

erty rights, independent courts, sound currencies, to name a few), but one critical “plank” is openness to trade. The late Dutch economist Angus Maddison, in a landmark OECD study that covered 1,000 years of the world economy, noted many useful things about free trade, but here’s one example of how openness benefits everyone. With reference to the British in their free trade heyday, and their willingness to import a large part of their food supply, Maddison wrote that this had a “positive effect on the world economy: They reinforced and diffused the impact of technical progress. The favourable impact was biggest in North America, the southern cone of Latin America and Australasia . . . but there was also some positive effect in India which was the biggest and poorest part of the Empire.” And such policies,

which benefitted those of us in North America, did not hurt Great Britain, where the number of people employed rose from 13.2 million in 1870 to 19.9 million by 1913. In contrast, and as an example where events and policies kill jobs, when inward-looking protectionist measures are adopted - either because of war, which inevitably reduces trade, or in 1929 after the stock market crash (itself not responsible for the Great Depression but which resulted from the government policies that followed the crash) - the result has been mass unemployment. “The old liberal order was shattered by two world wars and the collapse of capital flows, migration and trade in the beggar-yourneighbour years of the 1930s,” writes Maddison, who pointed out that, between 1913 and 1950, merchandise exports as

a percentage of every country’s economy - and with it, employment levels - dropped significantly. Overall, the world economy grew much slower in the 1913 to 1950period than in the 1870 to 1913era where open trade was more the norm. Whether the issue is photocopiers, ship-building or indeed any item at all, open trade has always propelled the world economy forward and created a cornucopia of jobs. For those who value their jobs or those of their friends, family and other Canadians - and also like the notion of those in other countries having employment relax, there is no need to think like a narrow nationalist and a protectionist. Jobs can be created in one’s own country and abroad at the same time. Mark Milke is a Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute.

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Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. Scott Adams (1957), Creator Of Dilbert Comic Strip I was listening to the news one day and the announcer was relating the story of how the payit-forward movement was coming to the city. This trend is taking hold in coffee shops everywhere. Someone walks into the shop and buys themselves a cup of coffee and pays for the next person’s as well. Oprah talked about “random acts of kindness” on her shows often. She even pulled into a drive thru and paid for coffees for the people behind her. When I was reading the “kindness” ideas on the Random Acts of Kindness website I came across this story. “Someone gave me a $10 tip the other day so I took a friend for a coffee. The guy behind the counter was a trainee and having a hard time so it was really slowing things down. The girl behind me was getting a little agitated. When it was


my turn I asked her what she was going to order and I paid for it. It turned her around and pointed her day in a more positive direction. She left with a smile on her face.” But the movement that was covered on the news took place at Canada’s most favourite coffee house chain, Tim Horton’s in Edmonton. A customer asked the manager how many coffees that location sold in a day. Then he asked the manager to ring 500 large coffee into the till. So, the next 500 customers had their coffee paid for by someone they had never met. Then, a man in Calgary heard the story and decided to become part of the movement. He walked into a Tim Horton’s in that city and handed over $900 paying for coffees for those behind him thus touching the lives approximately 1,000 people. But the idea of the pay-it-forward with coffee was founded in 2012 by a coffee lover and writer of Daily Demitasse by the name of Jennifer Vaaler. The mission is “to inspire coffee lovers of all walks

of life, world-wide, to use the pay it forward concept.” Vaaler was a barista and she made it a point to cheer up sleepy, grumpy customers. She was often the first person they would greet each day. She felt it was her duty to set the tone for their entire day. According to the website this is the thought process behind the movement. “By simply taking the concept of Pay it Forward, combined with our favourite caffeinated drink on the least favourite day of the week, imagine how much happier and more productive people will be when Monday begins on a high note.” Vaaler feels Mondays (mornings) have been given a bad rap. Not only is it the beginning of a day but it is also the beginning of a work week. She decided to combine her passion for coffee with the concept of cheering people up and changing their views about Monday. And coffee was the perfect conduit for that. Somehow the concept caught on and now it can happen anywhere, anytime.

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Leney Cemetery holds 75th Memorial Service This being the 75th Memorial Service for the Leney Cemetery, August 11, was a very special day. The cemetery looked really nice all the grass, trees, flowers and pots of flowers arrangements set out by the seating area, and the shed doors painted up. John Dennis handed out the bulletins for the

service to approximately 75 people who came to remember their loved ones and have a visit with many people that they had not seen in a long time. A choir of nine people with Marj Pettinger (Whitfield) as minister, Joy Weir on the organ and Gary Donahue on the saxophone kept the crowd singing loudly. Those who attended

were from Kaledin, Kindersley, Leduc, Birch Hills, Meota, Saskatoon, Biggar and Vermilion (hope we didn’t miss anyone). After the service two large anniversary cakes, ice cream and also drinks of all sorts were served to everyone. Many of those present stayed until dark visiting and touring the grounds.



by Bob Mason

The Pessimist! It is certainly no news t anyone, that times have changed quite a bit, and, boring or not, Yours Truly (believe it or not!) is going to give a short rundown of his experiences in a world of “Progress”. For one thing, when we were young (some time ago!) the only electricity we ever had to deal with, was when we dragged our feet over the front room carpet, on our way to shake hands with our friends, “Snap!”. I’m not sure that a lot of them were impressed that much, even the local girls didn’t (YT was never very good at getting girls excited anyway!) Dad used to tell us about his schoolteacher father, who was only

allowed one inch of candle per night, to study his books with. And it was this family trait about the preservation of coal oil that cut into our education. The result, of course, was that many a school mistress frowned on our unfinished homework. (Speshuly are spelling sufered!) As far as electricity goes, YT first acquaintances with it was when we were visiting in town and he tried it fit a slim pair of scissors into a low wall plug! “Yeow!” When it was all over, our folks couldn’t seem to understand why those scissors had flown across the room and stuck in the far wall! Excuse my generation for being kind of

inquisitive, eh? But when we were young, everyone seemed to know how things worked, and how to fix them! Sorry! No more! That whole correlated bunch was just bypassed when technology appeared. Now, instead, in many cases, our whole acceptance of things is that they do work. No more of this relying on yourself for repairs. Often we just throw the modern item away, and buy a new one! (I never could understand those old guys, who knew how to treat a horses sprain, but had no idea how to adjust a carburetor linkage!) I think it all started with introduction of those old “Crystal” radio sets! How in heck could a small “whiskey”, touching a piece of stone, ever turn into a voice that was being broadcast hundreds of miles away? We never did find out why, but we sure listened. I’m not sure what the radio manufacturing people thought about the

peasants who wanted to know how things worked. They just produced their stuff and we all bought, and listened anyway! P e s s i m i s t i c Observation: I understand that bill Gates found out about those crystals, used his head, and made a lot of money! I hope he is happy! I also understand that many a rank and file type has had the satisfaction of using their heads without all that trouble of making money too! And are just as happy! We fool ourselves if we ever begin to think that we have ‘invented” anything, for we have only tapped into the energies of our world that have always been there. And far more importantly, we have yet to discover the secret of getting along together, which has always been part of our world too! Mebbe this line is a little pessimistic too, but the technical experts of the world aren’t supervising that project either. Sometimes I laugh when I think of the truths of Sergeant “Stoney” Stone, in the army, who was checking me one day to see if I knew how come a radio didn’t work. YT checked everything, every wire and connection, but all seemed okay. I

had to admit to him I couldn’t find any trouble “Aw come on Bob” he exclaimed, “Don’t let all this technical stuff fool you!” And turned the on/ off switch! (They didn’t make him a Sergeant for nothing, eh?) We were building a highway this side of Edmonton, when the bulldozer operator, clearing the right of way, cut what he thought was a tree root! It turned out to be an unmarked television cable, with a great snarl of wires in it! No one knew what to do, but by the time a few “experts” repaired it, a couple of contractors stopped sweating when the government picked up the bill! The above incident (which took place about 1969 or so) sure reminded me of that rainy night in Holland (in 1944) when a lost Sherman Tank charged through a nest of HQ (Headquarters) telephone lines and they called us out to repair everything. As the Polish regiment was on our left, and the Lincoln and Welland Regiment were on our right, we had quite a time connecting the right lines together again. Our vastly underpaid “expertise” included getting soaking wet and our frustration with Polish speaking friendly troops.

We did make a lot of friendly acquaintances though. We talked to a lot of friendly people (even if they were hard to understand, and friends were a plus during WWII!). Getting back to the subject of technology though, I’m not sure whether YT should apologize for “Progress” or not! “Man” has to do something! I’m afraid repairing a lot of these high-tech gadgets, isn’t on the list. Mebbe Joshua grumbled a bit when some trumpets blew those walls down at Jericho, eh? ( I dunno), Yet more and more every year, it seems to me our fate is being decided somewhere else, instead of right here! The Beatitudes state that “The meek shall inherit the Earth!” although that sometimes appears impossible, things are done in “mysterious ways”, eh? One thing that most of us do know, is that our culture of basic honesty and respect, handed down to us through the ages, is going to (ahem!) prevail. Surely our modern thirst for technology is going to reach a saturation point pretty soon, and we are going to recognize and respect each other, eh?

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Seven new projects underway on Saskatchewan highways this week Drivers on Saskatchewan highways should be aware of workers and equipment in the coming week, as a variety of new projects are set to begin. The new work brings the total number of large projects currently underway in the province to well over 40. “Construction crews are hard at work across Saskatchewan on highway maintenance and upgrades, bridge replacements and culvert installations, among other work,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Don McMorris said Thursday. “Construction often means that traffic is down to one lane and you must always slow to 60 kilometres an hour, so make sure you check ahead and set aside some extra time if you’re going to be passing through a work zone.” New work underway this week includes repaving on Highway 2 north of Prince Albert, resurfacing on Highway 1 from Waldeck to Rush Lake, a landslide repair on Highway 1 near Belle Plaine, a culvert repair on Highway 41 near Ethelton, a pair of seal coating projects on Highway 7 and a seal coating project on Highway 4 near Rosetown. 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. To learn more about Saskatchewan work zones, head to workzone/ and to view a


gallery of photos from this year’s construction season, visit ConstructionGallery2013. Additional travel information about emergency road closures, the status of ferries and barges and other road activities can also be found on the Highway Hotline at It’s also available by calling

306-787-7623 in Regina, 306-933-8333 in Saskatoon, the SaskTel cellular network at *ROAD, toll-free across Canada at 1-888-335-7623 and via the Highway Hotline mobile Web site at The government has invested a record $3.7 billion in transportation infrastructure since 2008.

Diamond Lodge News What a nice hot week we have had! It makes us all believe that Mr. Jack Frost will be away for a little longer. The residents at Diamond Lodge have kept very busy with a few different things this week. Monday we had exercises and scatergories. Tuesday was Current Events. In the afternoon we were blessed to have Louise Souillet, Carey McCarty and her daughters sangbeautiful songs for us. They sang some old favorites and songs from the Sound of Music. Wednesday we had our Resident Council meeting. This meeting is held once every three months for the residents to talk about things that concern them at Diamond Lodge. There was a lot of feedback given. Eight residents in the afternoon got to go on a crop tour/ ice cream trip. We went towards Landis to see the construction site at the Parish and Heimbecker

plant and took a drive in the Salter area. There is a lot of water out in the sloughs. Some of the plant crops we think are ready to be combined. When we got back to Biggar we stopped for ice cream. The most popular cone of choice was maple walnut. Thursday was exercises and bingo. Friday was Barbecue Club. It was very warm out with little wind so we ate outside. We had garden carrots and beans from our garden which were good with butter. In the afternoon we had

sing a long with Shirley which always gets our toes tapping and hearts beating. Saturday was Horseracing and a movie. Sunday was spa and 1-1 day and the Associated Gospel Church did worship. Other things the residents have enjoyed this week is folding towels after breakfast, working on puzzles, watching game shows on TV, sitting on the patio, watering the garden, visiting family/ friends and much much more! Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

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Congratulations goes out to Mrs. Odna Brain, resident of Diamond Lodge, for her stories being chosen in the Sketches of Memory Writing Contest. This is a national writing contest and this book will be published in the winter. (Submitted photo)

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 glad you did!!!




Peek into the past, a look into the future

by Calvin Daniels

In the past I have lamented how we have lost much of our connection to our past. It’s an issue farmers know all too well. As a growing percentage of our population are now two or more generations removed from the farm the understanding of what goes into producing food is lost. It becomes ever easier for the public to latch on to idyllic ideas of what it should be and those visions of farming may have little to do with the reality of driving a tractor, or grazing cattle. Yet as voters the public

holds some sway with policy makers in government and the changes they may successfully lobby for can impact how producers go about their business. But it goes farther than that too. Last week I stopped by the Yorkton branch of the Western Development Museum for a couple of afternoons to capture pictures of the annual summer youth program the branch hosts. Over three days the youth involved were given at least a little taste of what pioneers faced.

They had chances to make rope by winding twine, churning cream to get butter, and making their own candles. It’s not a program that is going to make the youth suddenly pioneer revivalists, but they are at least given a glimpse at a time when butter did not come out of a tub from the store, or that candles come in scents of lavender and lilac from a dollar store. That said the time spent watching the youth doing their projects did get me to reflecting on the lost art of self sufficiency. Again I have talked about this before, but the family garden is increasingly a thing of the past. It’s still amazing to me that the Assiniboine Food Security Alliance actually has to mentor some wanting to partake in their community garden. Planting seeds and watching grandma and mom hoeing weeds are among the earliest of memories in my world.

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But if the basic skill of growing a garden is being lost, what of the skills of preparing food to winter storage? How many women, or men in a world of gender equality, have made dill pickles? I’m not sure there is anything which reminds more of fall than the smell of pickles being made. Not a lot tasted better than a jar of those pickles brought up from the cellar in January and added to the supper fare either. It is of course more than making pickles. Few go out in search of wild fruit these days to bring back and make jars of jams and jellies for the larder. Less and less people

can fruit, or even fill a deepfreeze with their own frozen veggies. In a world where food security seems to often top the list of consumer concerns one might expect the public to be turning back to in-home food preservation, but in reality as a society we have willing turned our food needs over to grocery stores. It’s of course not just food preservation that is being lost. In our consumer-driven world darning a pair of socks has given way to tossing socks with a hole in them to the landfill and a trip to the store to buy new ones. My grandma spent hour after hour knitting and

crocheting and creating things for the home. They are not skills most look to learn or utilize today. It says something about how reliable the food chain is. We always have food in grocery stores. It says something about our incomes where new socks are an option over fixing old ones. But if fuel ever becomes truly in short supply so that cooler trucks loaded with California producer boost food prices through the roof, what then when the old skills are lost? It may not become an issue, but it is at least a question to ask and a possible future to ponder.

Livestock Loan Guarantee Program updated to meet needs of producers The Ministry of Agriculture has amended the rules for the Livestock Loan Guarantee (LLG) Program to better meet the needs of producers and grow the industry. “Our government is committed to providing producers with the tools they need to remain competitive in today’s marketplace,” Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart said Thursday. “These changes were made in consultation with industry stakeholders, and will help to grow the livestock industry in Saskatchewan.” Individual maximum loan limits have been increased from $300,000 to $500,000 under the Cattle Feeder option, and from $200,000 to $500,000 under the Cattle Breeder option. The combined individual maximum limit under both options has been increased from $300,000 to $500,000. Individual maximum loan limits have been increased from $200,000 to $500,000 under the Bison Feeder option, and from $125,000 to $500,000 under the Bison Breeder option. The combined individual maximum limit under both bison options has been increased from

$300,000 to $500,000. Other changes include increasing the corporate maximum loan limit under cattle and bison feeder and breeder options from $300,000 to $1.5 million. Previously, corporate and individual borrowing limits were the same. LLG supervisors now have the authority to allow the interprovincial movement of cattle enrolled under the feeder and breeder options. The new rules will help to reduce barriers to livestock expansion and reflect a modern and evolving industry. Using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags on calves as an alternative to brands are now permitted under the Cattle Breeder Option. The tagging date for calves under the Bison Breeder option has changed from December 1 of the year of birth to March 31 of the year after birth, to align with the weaning process. Increasing the size of the livestock herd in Saskatchewan is one of the targets set out in the Plan for Growth, and supports the goal of establishing the province as a global leader in agriculture production, food security

and innovation. “The new rules under the LLG program reflect the changing needs of Saskatchewan livestock producers,” Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association Chair Mark Elford said. “It’s great to see our government working so closely with producers to increase the size of the provincial herd, leading to increased competitiveness and economic growth in the province.” “I’m really pleased that our government has responded to the changing circumstances in Saskatchewan’s livestock industry so directly,” Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association President Harold Martens said. “Producers now have more choice when it comes to managing their livestock operations, ultimately leading to greater efficiency and higher returns for Saskatchewan.” The Livestock Loan Guarantee program was established in 1984 to encourage growth of the province’s livestock industry and provide financing to producers purchasing livestock or developing feedlots.



Public review of surface rights legislation launches in Saskatchewan The Government of Saskatchewan launched a public review of The Surface Rights Acquisition and Compensation Act last week. The Act establishes guidelines to ensure the rights of landowners and

mineral rights holders with respect to accessing land for exploration and development. “The Act was introduced in 1968 and has remained largely unchanged since that time,� Energy and Resources Minister

Tim McMillan said. “The agriculture and oil and gas industries have experienced many changes over those years, so a review of the Act is needed. We want to ensure that the legislation continues to

Water Security Agency launches online drainage consultation The Water Security Agency is launching its ďŹ rst ever online consultation forum to receive input from Saskatchewan residents on agricultural drainage. “We committed to developing new approaches and regulations on agricultural drainage in the 25 Year Saskatchewan Water Security Plan and this is a major step in that direction,â€? Minister responsible for Water Security Agency Ken Cheveldayoff said. “This online forum offers an opportunity to have a large number of people share ideas and information to help us develop the best overall policy.â€? The Water Security Agency hired Saskatoon based Insightrix Research to create the online engagement forum to consult with individuals across the province. The forum will focus on agricultural drainage and be active from September 1 to March 31. It allows participants to discuss a range of topics related to agricultural drainage, including downstream flooding, water quality, and effects on biodiversity. Forum participants will also be able to interact with each other and will be asked to participate in a series of discussions and surveys.

The forum is now accepting clients. Farmers, ranchers and landowners with an interest in agricultural drainage, and people impacted by or concerned about agricultural drainage, are encouraged to sign up now and help create a new drainage policy for the province by visiting the Water Security Agency’s Web site at or agdrainage.insightrix. com.

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rights,� McMillan said. People can participate in the review by submitting written comments on the potential changes. An online discussion paper contains an overview of some of the issues raised in recent years, as well as questions to assist participants in the review and initiate discussion. The tentative deadline for comments

is November 30, 2013; however, if harvest is delayed in Saskatchewan, the deadline will be extended. Please visit to participate in the online review. You can also e-mail surfacerights@gov. or call 306-787-5727 for more information on how to participate in the review process.


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

“Lawns are a lack of botany.” I do forget who said this, maybe a horticulture professor. Whoever it was, he/she did have a point. The natural world is so much more diverse than the perfect lawn. The world right now is in great peril of losing the bee population. All sorts of studies have been undertaken to discover why is the population of bees disappearing. Bees pollinate most of our food sources, without bees we would not have nuts, fruit, vegetables and herbs. We really need to replenish the bee population! Is it the insecticides and herbicides that are poisoning the pollen, then the bees? Is it mites or viruses killing bees? Is it the loss of a diversity of botany that appeals to the bee? It is likely a combination of all three of these things. The Prince of Wales, Charles, is one person who is attempting to restore the world’s bee population. Not only does he advocate using more earth friendly methods of farming, but he has also been encouraging the

planting of wildflower meadows across the United Kingdom. In the UK, as here in Canada, wild lands are disappearing to make way for subdivisions and food and fuel crops. These wild lands were home to a large, diverse crop of grasses and flowers. Along with this diversity of plant life, a diverse population of wildlife also flourished. As well, the riot of colour and fragrance of a wild meadow is, unfortunately, now only a memory for many grandparents. In 2012, Prince Charles called for the creation of new wild flower meadows, at least in every county in England, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Coronation. The two aims of the Coronation Meadows Project were to first create a place where people could enjoy colour and wildlife. The other aim is to provide seed for the creation of new meadows in the same county. These new meadows will be homes for bees, butterflies and other pollinators as well as securing wildflower species for future generations. I have a sort of ‘meadow’ in my little garden. It created itself,

really! I just helped it a little. I noticed when I was planting the vegetables that the calendula, nasturtiums, poppies, bachelor buttons, cilantro, dill and cosmos seeds from last year were germinating in an area in the centre of the garden. So I just left them to do their own thing, and planted the vegetables around them. I now have a wild area of blooms and bees! Butterflies and moths are always sipping nectar from the herbs and flowers. Those little wren like birds that ‘chip, chip’ and wag their tails are always flitting about. I installed a bird bath in the centre, and the robins are in there bathing and drinking. And, best of all, a frog, or maybe it is a toad, has taken up residence! Now, this fella will eat lots of things that could be eating my plants! He is so welcome! I will be collecting the seed from this area and sharing it with others so they too can create a

bright haven for wildlife in their own back gardens! Now, my meadow is not made up of wildflowers from the prairie. But, when I see all the honey

bees in it, I hope they are healthy and will remain so. If I had acreage, I would seriously consider planting a wildflower meadow, filled with native plants. I found a Web site, wildflowerfarm. com and they have the seeds, and directions on how to create a wildflower meadow in Saskatchewan. Seems in no time at all, one could be calling back the bees

Prince Charles is encouraging the planting of wildflower meadows (photo on the left) in every county in England. Flower and grass seeds are planted and then left to grow in wild abandon. The diverse botany of these meadows provides a perfect habitat for the honey bee and other pollinators. Above photo is my very, very small attempt at a meadow - I left the volunteer flower and herb seeds to grow. Much smaller and yet it is attracting honey bees and dragonflies. (Left photo by David Wilson, Duchy Home Farm, above photo by Delta Fay Cruickshank)

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in common, although certainly not on the same scale!


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ALAN BRADLEY SELIN August 21, 1934 - August 4, 2013 Alan Bradley Selin died on August 4, 2013 at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, age 78. Alan was born in Wadena, Saskatchewan, the ¿rst child of Einar and Wilma Selin. He attended numerous country schools in the Wadena, Kuroki and Margo areas where his father taught. His early interests were reading and learning in general, hockey and softball. He spent a great deal of time as a child on the farm with his grandparents, Elmer and Ella Headington. Alan attended Normal School (Teachers’ College) in Saskatoon in 1952-53. He started teaching in one-room country schools in rural Saskatchewan just after his 19th birthday. In 1957 he

moved to his ¿rst town school at Preeceville, where he met his future wife, Eleanor Campbell. They were married in 1961. In 1962 Alan completed his Bachelor of Education Degree at the University of Saskatchewan. That same year Alan and Eleanor moved to Biggar, where Alan taught social studies and served as the vocational guidance counselor and the yearbook faculty advisor at Biggar Composite High School (BCHS), where he would remain until his retirement in 1989. Alan and Eleanor’s children, Shannon, Heather and Richard, were born and raised in Biggar. Alan was fascinated by history, particularly Saskatchewan and Canadian history, the role of Canada in the two world wars, and the American Civil War. He taught with a dedication, animation and knowledge that prompted his students to become interested in history. He loved to talk to older members of the community about their war experiences and brought these personal anecdotes into his teaching. Alan’s students had great respect and affection for him, due in part to his strict control of the classroom and his often selfdeprecating sense of humour. Alan took a keen interest in the future of all his students and encouraged them to pursue


OBITUARIES further education or training whenever possible. In 1975 a group of former students collected donations to enable Alan to visit the places he taught about, particularly the battle¿elds of Europe. In 1977 Alan took the family to Europe. He took pictures of the gravestones of many Saskatchewan men killed in the war and gave the photos to surviving family members, many of whom had never had the chance to see their loved one’s grave. Alan also led a trip of students to London and Paris and surrounding areas in 1979. After Alan’s retirement, Alan and Eleanor continued to travel extensively. BCHS and its successor, Biggar Central School, remained part of Alan’s community throughout his life. He had been the faculty supervisor for the graduation ceremony almost from the year he arrived at BCHS, and attended every graduation ceremony up to and including 2012, 50 in total. He maintained close friendships with many former students and teaching colleagues up until his death. He was a local counsellor for the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation and he regularly attended retired teachers’ functions. Alan was involved in many community organizations in Biggar, including leadership roles in the Lions’ Club, the United Church, the Biggar Museum and Gallery, and Donor’s Choice. He served on the board of the Greenhead Health District and helped found the Biggar and District Traumatic Events Response Team (TERT). Alan was active in the Biggar Branch of the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society and researched various national archives to ¿nd information about his Swedish and American family roots. Alan and Eleanor moved to Saskatoon in 2004 and became active members of Grosvenor Park United Church. Alan continued to pursue a longstanding interest in fairness and equality by serving on the church’s Af¿rming Ministry committee, which helps ensure inclusion and justice for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Alan and Eleanor were regular participants in Saskatoon’s annual Pride Parade. A more tragic de¿ning feature of Alan’s life, hidden from many who knew him, was his struggle with clinical depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder. These terrible diseases placed a tremendous burden on him and his family, and kept him from living his life to the fullest. Alan found immense joy in his grandchildren Noah, Anthea and Elysia, who meant the world to him. He was very sad that he was too ill to travel to Noah’s high school graduation in Vancouver in June. Alan is survived by his wife of nearly 52 years, Eleanor; children Shannon Selin (Leslie Marsh), Heather Selin (David McDaniel) and Richard; grandchildren Noah, Anthea and Elysia Feaver; siblings Lorna (Gar) Williams, Ron (Laurie), and Muriel (Ivan) Ramsden and their families; sisters-in-law Edna Little and Margaret Campbell (Bob Hurlburt); and numerous cousins. Alan’s family, friends, and the generations of students whom he inÀuenced will sadly miss him. In lieu of Àowers, memorial donations may be made to the Crocus Co-op, 135 Ave. B South, Saskatoon SK, S7M 1M2, www., or to Grosvenor Park United Church, 407 Cumberland Ave. S., Saskatoon SK, S7H 2L3, www.


Sophie Marie Kisser Sophie Marie Fedyk was born on April 14, 1927 to Dmytro and Paraska (Latyn) Fedyk. She was born at NW 7-34-14-W3 in a small farmhouse. She was the youngest of three girls. When Sophie was two years old, her mother perished in a ¿re. Shortly after Dmytro’s brother Mike Fedyk adopted her, she considered this a very special moment in her life as she always referred to being “a chosen child” with great pride. Sophie went to school in Gagenville which was about 3.5 miles north of the farm. At the age of 15 she decided to quit school to stay at home and help her Mom and Dad on the farm. During Sophie’s time on the farm, a strapping, young farm hand named Mike started to take a shine to her and on June 12, 1949, she married that young farmhand and became Mrs. Sophie Kisser. On Sept. 8, 1957 they were blessed with the birth of their their ¿rst child, their son Glen. On Nov. 8, 1960, they were blessed yet again with the birth of their daughter Glenda. Mike and Sophie always loved to do some antiquing as well, and opened up “KIsser’s Western Relic’s Museum” in 1971. Aside from working on the farm and running the museum, they also loved ¿shing and watching hockey, both avid fans of the Biggar Nationals. Sophie was an active member of the Biggar Wildlife Federation and her and Mike loved attending the wildlife suppers over the year. She had a unique ability to make you feel like you were the most important person in the world and people remembered that and loved her for that. She loved the farm and she always shared her pride in how she lived on the farm for 76 years. In June of 2010 she broke her femur and that forced her to be in a wheelchair fulltime. She went to the Wilkie Lodge from 2010 to April 14, 2011 when she could come back to Biggar Diamond Lodge. She also enjoyed the staff in Biggar immensely and she would always tell us about all of them and how they are doing. She was always involved in the activities and made many friend at the Biggar Lodge. I can’t even count the number of lives she impacted and the people she touched while she was with us. She truly was a one of a kind lady and her passing saddens all of us very deeply. Sophie is survived by her husband of 64 years Mike Kisser, her children Glen Kisser (Sandy) of Landis and children Crystal Kisser, Natasha Kisser-Deschner (Brennon), Daniel Kisser, Michael Kisser, Alexander Kisser and Benjamin Kisser; daughter Glenda Horner of Biggar and children Sonya (Bart Garvie), Chad (Lacey); seven great grandchildren, Renzelle, Lebron, Lucas, Landin, Peyton, Jordyn and Dravyn. Memorial donations may be made to: Biggar and District Health Services Foundation (Friends of the Lodge), Box 1003, Biggar, Sask., S0K 0M0 or Biggar Wildlife Federation, Box 4, Biggar, Sask., S0K 0M0 34p1

NOTICE INTERMENT NOTICE Evelyn Pearl Denton March 1924 - July 2013 Interment of Cremains Thursday, September 12 at 1:30 p.m. Of¿ciated by Fr. Mike Bedard At Biggar Cemetery at Muxlow Plot Come and go tea at Snow White Restaurant to follow. 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 TROJAN, NETTIE: August 20, 2000 Nothing can ever take away the love a heart holds dear Fond memories linger everyday Remembrance keeps you near. Remembered by her family 34p1

SCHOMMER, DAVE: October 15, 1939 - August 23, 2011 With tears of sorrow we cry each day, In an angel’s arms you were carried away Our memories of love and laughter shall not fade For inside our hearts you will always stay. Love and miss you Marcella and familly 34c1

CARD OF THANKS Thank you to all my friends who sent cards, Àowers and visited during my recent hospital stay. Special thanks goes to my family who stayed with me while I was so ill. The staff at Biggar Hospital were exceptional with their care and compassion. Father Bedard was very dedicated to visiting every day. May God’s love be with you all. Mary Kammer 34p1

CARD OF THANKS We wish to thank everyone who put on the party for us at the New Horizons. Thank you to all who attended and donated to our farewell gift. It was greatly appreciated and it was a wonderful day. Bessie Johnstone and Wilma Miller 34p1

COMING EVENTS SUNDAYS in August: Presbyterians, Anglicans, Lutherans will be worshipping at Redeemer Lutheran 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 of¿ce, 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 of¿ce 306-948-3424, Tuesday through Thursday. 36tfn 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. 33c2 TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, AUGUST 27 - OCTOBER 31: Sweat with Brett Sunrise Class, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6 - 7 a.m. Call us at New U Fitness 306-948-2208 to register or email newu¿tness@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 ¿tness levels. 10 week session $100. Call us at New U Fitness, 306948-2208 to register or email newu¿ 33c2 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3: Biggar Barracuda Swim Club bottle drive, 5-8 p.m. If you cannot be home, please set your bottles on the front step. Farm families can drop off at 1st Ave. Collision Centre or call 948-3745 for pick up. 34c2

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COMING EVENTS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2013: Charlotte McMahon turns 100. You are invited to a come and go tea from 2 to 4 p.m. in Perdue Complex. In lieu of cards, if you have a recent picture of yourself bring it with a short note. 34p3 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11: 7 p.m. at St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church. Prairie Notes Choir Registration. We are an adult choir that sings a variety of music. Regular practises start September 18. $40 for music. For more information or if you can’t make the September 11 registration but still want to join, phone Cindy Hoppe at 306-9482947. 34c3 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 - 6:30-8:30 p.m. 33c8





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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WANTED Old battery collection, Fisher #300 Cadet Squadron. Drop off at the Biggar LandÂżll OR contact Quentin Sittler at 306-658-2132 3tfn Main Street Garage Sale is accepting donations of all items in clean and working condition. Please phone 306-948-1773 or 306-948-5393. Pickup available. 32tfn

CARS & TRUCKS 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 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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LAND for SALE FOR SALE BY TENDER‌ RM Perdue #346, two quarters fenced pasture, SW-6-36-10W3rd, ext. 1 & 2, 152 acres; SE6-36-10-W3rd, 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

FARMLAND WANTED NO FEES OR COMMISSIONS! SUMMARY OF SOLD PROPERTIES Central - 66 1/4’s South Central - 18 1/4’s East Central - 74 1/4’s South - 70 1/4’s South East - 22 1/4’s South West - 58 1/4’s North - 6 1/4’s North West - 12 1/4’s East - 55 1/4’s FARM AND PASTURE LAND AVAILABLE TO RENT


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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY OfÂżce assistant opportunity, 20 hours/week, Monday-Friday 15 p.m. Please send resume to 33c3 Class 4 driver needed for Biggar; full time and part time, $13.80 per hour to start. Phone Nicki MacLaren 1-306-321-4635, email resumes to nmaclaren@ 34p3 Barrich Farms and True North Seed Potato are hiring for positions of truck drivers, equipment operators and graders for harvest starting the Âżrst week of September. Apply at Barrich ofÂżce located 3 miles east of Outlook on Highway 15 or phone (306) 867-9233.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC, Flagstaff County, Sedgewick, Alberta. Please contact Kevin Kinzer at 780-384-4106 or Competitive salary, bene¿ts & pension plan. MOTEL MANAGEMENT required for Ponoka, Alberta. We are seeking a positive, capable, entrepreneurial person or couple with previous resort or motel experience. Email resume: WINCH TRACTOR OPERATORS. Must have experience operating a winch. To apply fax, email or drop off resume at the of¿ce. Phone 780842-6444. Fax 780-842-6581. Email: Mail: H&E Oil¿eld Services Ltd., 2202 - 1 Ave., Wainwright, AB, T9W 1L7. For more employment information see our webpage: NEED A HOME PHONE? Cable TV or High Speed Internet? We Can Help. Everyone Approved. Call Today. 1-877-852-1122 Protel Reconnect. 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


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

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


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

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Government of Saskatchewan moves forward to implement provincial athletics commission Professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) events will be held legally in the province



of Saskatchewan has approved the establishment of a provincial athletics commission and is taking

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hold the authority to sanction professional combative sports, including mixed martial arts and boxing events. Bill S-209, a bill to amend section 83 of the Criminal Code to legalize the sport of mixed martial arts across Canada was passed in June 2013. This amendment makes professional boxing and mixed martial arts contests legal in Canada when they have the authorization of an athletics commission created by provincial legislation. The legislation will provide protocols for license applications, event permits and the terms and conditions of an event. It will ensure that competitors participate in appropriate pre-fight medical testing, such as concussion screening, blood tests and eye exams. It will ensure that qualified medical staff and event officials are hired, that promoters and competitors have the proper licenses, and that promoters have suitable liability insurance. The commission will be responsible for tracking competitors’ fighting history and will ensure safety protocols are enforced. If the government is involved, a consistent standard of qualifications, rules, regulations and safety protocols for all participants and officials a c r o s s t h e p r o v i n c e, through a uniform licensing framework, will occur. This will ensure the safety of the

athletes. “Our government is dedicated to protecting our athletes,” Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Kevin Doherty s a i d . “A p r o v i n c i a l athletics commission will help ensure the safety of everyone involved in professional combative sport competitions. After the amended changes to the Criminal Code were made in June, our government received the clarification we needed to move forward on this.” “I want to thank the province for being p r o a c t i v e o n t h i s,” Tourism Saskatoon’s Director of Industry Development and Sport Randy Fernets said. “A provincial commission will attract largescale MMA events to S a s k a t ch e wa n . S u ch events are good for tourism and our growing province. Competitions such as the Ultimate Fighting Competition (UFC) will attract fans from across the province who will spend money on event tickets, hotel rooms and meals in restaurants.” After thorough research and consultations, the Government of Saskatchewan determined that a provincial commission will be the most effective, efficient option for sanctioning mixed martial arts and boxing events in Saskatchewan. It is also in line with what the majority of provinces have done to sanction professional MMA events.

The amendments to the Criminal Code also impact amateur combative sports. The province is entering into an agreement with the Saskatchewan Martial Arts Association (SMAA). The SMAA will sanction and oversee amateur combative sports including mixed martial arts, kickboxing, modified muay thai and full-contact karate. The SMAA is a provincial sport governing body representing amateur athletes. When sanctioning amateur events, the association will be responsible for coordinating approval of officials, tracking competitors’ fighting histories, and coordinating appropriate m e d i c a l t e s t i n g . To qualify for sanctioning, events must be hosted by a member of the SMAA. Competitors cannot be paid and they must be 18 or older. “We are so pleased to oversee the sanctioning of amateur combative sport competitions in this province,” SMAA President Tim Oehler said. “By regulating amateur competitions, we help eliminate unsanctioned fights that put athletes at risk. We are passionate about sport development a n d l o o k f o r wa r d t o continuing this role in partnership with the province.” The SMAA will start sanctioning amateur combative sporting events immediately.

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Landis Locals Helen Buxton 658-2115 The weather was beautiful and the mosquitos were not too ferocious on the August long weekend when the 11 children and their families, descendants of Nick and Teresa Kobelsky gathered to visit and reminisce. The event was at the Wolfe school yard. Campers, trailers, tents and even a semi tractor arrived to secure the best camping spots. The gathering got underway on Friday night with a wiener roast with all the fixings. Some visited later than others, but everyone was up and at ‘em for the full day on Saturday. There were ball games, water sprinklers and no end of stories and memories shared. Saturday evening, we all enjoyed a fabulous meal of roast pig. Before the meal started, the entire Donna Moyer family, which numbered 13, made a grand entrance and walk about to bagpipe music played by Stephen Moyer, son of Gary and Leanne of Winnipeg. Stephen favoured us with

a few songs then a solemn hymn and silent prayer in memory of Nick and Teresa. Sunday was full of more visiting and games. One-hundred-and-nine family members attended on one or all of the days. We won’t divulge who the oldest family member was, but the youngest one was Elizabeth Kobelsky, 3 1/2 month old daughter of Darwin and Chantel. Some of the family had lots of fun with their swim at Aroma lake. Food and beverages never seemed to dwindle and hugs and kissed were numerous. All of us thanked those who went above and beyond with the preparations

and cleanup. We all look forward to the next time we can get together.

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