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Vol. 109 No. 41

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Surveying his kingdom . . . An eagle, either a juvenile Bald Eagle or a Golden Eagle, perches high above a site north of Biggar, awaiting the next meal. The background fall colours must make for a beautiful site when up on high! (Independent Photo by Kevin Brautigam)

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The Biggar New Horizons hosted a special cash bingo, October 3, giving some lucky players a chance at some sizeable coin. Waiting for your numbers and sharing an evening of fun, conversation and visiting was the real draw of the night. (Independent Photos by Daryl Hasein)


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Operation Christmas Child ready for another year by Linda Dyck As I write this, I look out the window and once again see the white stuff covering the lawns, it makes me realize how quickly Christmas will be here. That is so hard to believe!! Of course that means gifts to be bought, baking to be done, school plays to attend, church programs, visiting, and the list goes on and on. It was at this time of the year back in 1990, in the country of Wales, that a dream became a reality. It was realized that the most vulnerable of age groups, and that is children in orphanages, would not be getting a gift at this most special time of the year. And so began Operation Christmas Child with gifts put into a shoebox and delivered to orphanages in Romania. Now 28 years later, Operation Christmas Child is under the umbrella of Samaritan’s Purse; it has become the world’s largest charity Christmas project; and to date well over 100 million shoeboxes/tubs have been distributed around the world. Last year in Canada the collection topped over 615,000. There are two distribution plants in Canada that gather and send out all the shoeboxes/tubs. One is in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario and the other is in Calgary where the head office is also located. Normally shoeboxes/ tubs from Canada head south to countries like: Mexico, Chili, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Guatemala, etc. However, this year Canada will be trying to collect an additional number of boxes to go specifically to the Ukraine. Part of our Canadian history shows that many immigrants came to Canada from the Ukraine to get away from violence and persecution and live in peace. Some even settled in areas nearby. Now Operation Christmas Child wants to give a gift to bring a little bit of hope to the children living in the Ukraine who desperately need something to smile about. Boxes/tubs travel by different methods

of transportation before arriving at their destination. They go by bus, truck, boat, planes, donkey, or even camels before they reach the school and the children. The journey starts here. Once your shoebox is packed it will go from Biggar to Saskatoon and then onto Calgary. Here it will be checked to make sure it does not contain anything the custom officials don’t want like food, liquids, used items. Only those items would be removed and then the box is sealed. The seal is not broken until it is opened by the child receiving it. Each country that receives shoeboxes has a team of national leaders who are trained to oversee the transport of the shoeboxes in their country and help ensure that the boxes are kept safe until they are distributed.

Mad Scramble . . . Geese take flight east of Biggar, making the migration track to warmer climes. (Independent Photo by Kevin Brautigam)

Boxes have been distributed and you will find them in the neighbouring communities of Perdue and Landis. The Hutterite colonies are also helping to fill boxes.

Here in town you can locate boxes at the Lutheran, Anglican, Associated Gospel, and Seventh-Day Adventist churches, as well as at BCS2000 School. If you are new to the

Vibrant duo, Ghostboy to play Majestic Theatre, Wednesday

community and need more info or are in need of a box please contact Linda Dyck at 948-2536. What goes into a shoebox? Things like school supplies which are a must in most Third World countries before children are allowed to go to school; or even something to play with a recess time like a small ball or skipping rope or jacks. Remember: New items not used items. Biggar and area has been very supportive of this project in past years and hopefully people will once again be willing to

help out in a small way to bring happiness to someone else. Due Date is Nov. 7. Boxes will be crated and shipped out then. If you wish to drop off your boxes earlier that would be a great help, please phone Linda Dyck at the above number to arrange a time. Thanks to the generosity of the people from Perdue, Biggar and Landis, and surrounding area the number of boxes sent from this area broke a record last year, so let’s do it again!

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Denis Dufresne, left, and Aaron Young, both of Ghostboy, bring their show to the Biggar Majestic Theatre this Wednesday, October 17. (Submitted Photo) A high energy show which skilfully combines the traditional roots music you love with a bit of bluegrass and Celtic with a dash of rock and pop for flavour, hits the Majestic Theatre for the second show in the Biggar Arts Council concert season. Denis Dufresne and Aaron Young (two multiple award winning session and live players) met at 19 years old and had toured the world before the age of 22. World Instrumental Music was the genre and by the time they reached 25, had been played on every PBS station, documentaries and were part of “The Hottest Fiddle Show in the World” as dubbed by the Walt Disney Corporation. The two moved on to explore other musical passions. Aaron became a sought-after guitarist and vocalist in the jazz community in Canada and Denis became a sought after player in the country music genre garnering him five CCMA awards for Instrumentalist of the Year. Together again, they are putting their superb playing, vocals and songwriting abilities together as Ghostboy. This band separates the men from the boys . . . and, rest assured, these guys won’t be Ghosts for long! Ghostboy plays the second concert of the Biggar and District Arts Council concert season this Wednesday, October 17 with show time at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at de Moissac Jewellers.

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National pharmacare is not the slam dunk its proponents claim by Aaron Wudrick, Canadian Taxpayers Federation Back in February, the Trudeau government announced the appointment of former Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins as chair of its “Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare.” Of course, major planks usually cost major dollars. The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) estimates that in 2015-16, Canadians spent $28.5 billion on prescription drugs, of which the vast majority – $24.6 billion – would be covered under a hypothetical government plan. Modelling any new big social program on our creaking health care system should set off alarm bells. Provincial governments already spend between 34 and 43 per cent of their entire budgets on a health care system that, whatever its merits, has consistently led to increasing wait times and rising costs. Throw an aging population into the mix and it’s not even clear our existing health care system is sustainable in the long-run. Tacking a massive new drug plan onto a system already under tremendous strain would be unwise. It’s also likely that the PBO is underestimating the cost increases

resulting from a national plan, predicting that greater access and lower prices would only lead to a 12.5 per cent jump in drug utilization. In fact, there is evidence from Quebec (which already has a mandatory public plan for those not covered by a private plan) that shows a utilization rate that is fully 35 per cent higher than the rest of Canada. In short, hiding the “sticker price” of drugs may induce Canadians to use far more of them, leading to a much bigger bill for Canadian taxpayers. With the Trudeau government’s deficits stretching larger and longer than planned, there’s no spare cash left in the cupboard to pay for such a big new program. Pharmacare will necessarily mean higher taxes or even bigger deficits. The Trudeau government should tread carefully. Recent polling by Abacus Data revealed that fully 94 per cent of Canadians believe that keeping costs low for taxpayers should be an important factor in the implementation of any national pharmacare plan. They may want to think twice about dreaming big on pharmacare – especially when there’s no painless answer on how they’re going to pay for it.

Winds of Change: Changing attitudes on energy can change Saskatchewan politics by Simon Enoch, Director of the Saskatchewan Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives It’s no secret that there is probably no bigger booster of the oil industry than the Saskatchewan government. Former Premier Brad Wall took any and every opportunity to champion the industry while publicly opposing virtually any policy—higher royalties, increased regulation, carbon pricing—that might threaten the industry’s profitability. Mr. Wall was particularly adept at presenting the interests of the industry as akin to the interests of the province, with any threat to industry an equal threat to the province’s economy. This conflation of interests also served a distinctly political purpose back in Regina. Mr. Wall’s government regularly used oil as a wedge issue to question the opposition NDP’s “loyalty” to the province. With failure to support the government (and hence industry) framed as a failure to “stand up” for the interests of the province. Too often in the past, the provincial NDP

have succumbed to this trap, fearful of the electoral consequences of being tarred as insufficiently pro-industry. The government’s successful use of this wedge to stymie opposition is perhaps a contributing reason as to why Saskatchewan has the highest carbon emissions per capita in the country and the weakest oil and gas regulations in North America. New Premier Scott Moe has been quick to try his hand at setting this trap, as he tries to goad the opposition NDP into supporting his retaliatory legislation against British Columbia in response to the Kinder Morgan pipeline issue. So far, new NDP leader Ryan Meili appears unwilling to play along, but we can easily imagine how the government will attempt to frame the provincial NDP should Mr. Meili refuse to support the legislation. However, this wedge issue only really works if we believe that Saskatchewan people are monolithic in how they view energy issues and that they will unduly punish any politician who dares to challenge the

They MUST be signed, approximately 300 words in length and are subject to editing. prerogatives of the oil industry. While the bellicosity of the past and current government on energy issues might convince us that the Saskatchewan public must be relatively united in their support for fossil fuel extraction, new survey data is increasingly calling that assumption into question. A recent Abacus poll on carbon pricing revealed the Saskatchewan public was much more willing to entertain regulations on the oil and gas industry than the prevailing political discourse would admit. CCPA Saskatchewan’s own report on the public’s opinion on energy issues confirms these attitudes and more. Winds of Change: Public Opinion on Energy Politics in Saskatchewan by Andrea Olive, Emily Eaton and Randy Besco demonstrates that Saskatchewan public opinion on energy issues is undergoing a profound shift. This report presents some surprising results of public opinion polling of 500 adult Saskatchewan residents on issues of oil extraction, environment, and climate change in the province. Some of the more surprising results include: Over 50 per cent of respondents were in favour of an immediate or ten-year transition away from fossil fuels in the province. Only 15 per cent of respondents said they would not support a transition at all, while the highest percentage of respondent (34 per cent) supported a transition over 10 years. Large majorities said that the government should invest in renewable energy: 64 per cent of respondents said

the government should invest more in wind power and 73 per cent said the government should invest more in solar power. While some respondents were unsure, very few were opposed to investing in wind (seven per cent) or solar (four per cent). Almost 66 per cent of respondents agree that Canada should do more to support clean energy even if energy costs increase. And 58 per cent agree that governments should protect the environment even if cost increases or regulations hurt industry. Respondents did not support carbon capture and storage (39 per cent support) as much as might be expected in a province that has invested so much financial and political capital on this type of technology. The results of this study indicate that there is more room in the province for discussion around energy issues than is regularly assumed. Moreover, it proves that there is a sizable constituency in the province that wants to see government regulate oil and gas and support a transition to alternative energy. These results demonstrate that their is a huge appetite for government action, even if it increases costs for industry. Given this, the political efficacy of the environment/economy wedge may prove short-lived and may even produce a backlash, particularly if it is perceived as a cynical ploy to do nothing. The people of Saskatchewan appear ready to have a much more serious discussion on energy issues than many of our political leaders, they would be wise to catch-up.

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Weathervanes change direction in the wind “A weather vane is an instrument for showing the direction of the wind. They are typically used as an architectural ornament to the highest point of a building. Although partly functional, weather vanes are generally decorative, often featuring the traditional cockerel design with letters indicating the points of the compass. Other common motifs include ships, arrows and horses. Not all weather vanes have pointers. The word “vane� comes from the Old English word fana

meaning “flag�.� There you have the meaning of the weather vane according to the dictionary. But, weathervanes are far more interesting that just a dictionary definition. They can add a decorative element to your rooftop as well as being functional. This wind directional device was Peggy Hasein invented in ancient China and Greece somewhere around the second century. It was described as “a wind observing

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fan.� One of the earliest references is to a weather vane that was placed on top of the Tower of Winds in Athens. This weather vane was in the form of a bronze Triton holding a rod in his outstretched hand, rotating as the wind changed direction. Below this was a frieze (a painted decoration) adorned with the eight Greek wind deities. In addition to a weather vane the structure, which was eight metres high, also had sundials and a water clock on the inside. According to military documents during the period of the Three Kingdoms in China, the weather vane was referred to as “five ounces� which is the weight of its materials. Chinese weather vanes were shaped like birds and were often named after

the bird. The Gallo di Ramperto is the oldest surviving weather vane. Made in 820 BC it was in the shape of a rooster. It has been preserved and now resides in the Museo di Santa Giulia in Brescia, Lombardy. The early weather vanes had very prominent pointers as compared with modern vanes with simple arrows which show the direction of the wind. Some of the early vanes were connected to a remote reading station. One example of this was the one installed in the building of the Royal Navy Admiralty in London. The rooftop weather vane was mechanically linked to a large dial in the boardroom. This was so senior officers were always aware of the wind direction.

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In more modern times, aerovanes combine the directional vane with an anemometer (which is a device for measuring wind speed). This allows both instruments to use the same axis to provide a more accurate read out. Now for the largest weathervane. According to Guinness World Records, it is found in an advertisement. Tio Pepe sherry uses a picture of it which is located in Jerez,

Spain. However, the city of Montague, Michigan also stakes a claim on having the largest weather vane. It is a ship and arrow which measure 48 feet tall with an arrow 26 feet long. Or, for a Canadian challenger there’s the one located at the Yukon Transportation Museum in Whitehorse, Yukon. It’s a retired Douglas DC-3 CF-CPY sitting atop a swiveling support.

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Don Labrecque was the winner of September’s What’s It? A matchbox filled with horseshoe nails. Because Don was just in town visiting his sister, Bob Wiseman has picked up Don’s Biggar bag of goodies. Here’s hoping Bob gets to Don. There is a new one on the table for October. Can you guess what this is, or can we stump everyone? You have to come in and see this thing.

Property Crime stats (for the week of September 23 to 29) September 24: Other Theft Under $5,000 (Town of Biggar) Gas and Dash from Biggar Esso. Cleared by charge. September 24: Other Theft Under $5,000 (Town of Biggar) Theft of keys from payloader. Cleared otherwise; sus-

pect charged in related file. September 24: Other Theft Under $5,000 (Town of Biggar) Fraudulent use of credit card to buy gas. Not cleared (continuing). September 25: Other Theft Under $5,000 (RM of Eagle Creek) Theft of gas from RM fuel tank.

Not cleared (continuing). September 25: Break and Enter - Residence (RM of Perdue) Break and enter to residence. Not cleared (continuing). September 27: Theft of minivan (Village of Perdue) Minivan stolen and recovered. Complainant declines to lay charges. September 29: Break

and Enter - Other (RM of Eagle Creek) Camper broken into at Eagle Creek Park. Not cleared (continuing). September 29: Break and Enter - Other (RM of Eagle Creek) Trailer broken into at Eagle Creek Park. Not cleared (continuing).


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The Pensive Patio: The House Across the River A few white flakes fell on the normally warm patio the other day and I put my old floppy hat away until next summer. But Y.T. sits here, looking out of my window and thinking back . . . I wouldn’t blame the Reader (notice the capital R there) if they didn’t read this because that name and title sound an awful like some mystery novel. But the memory, although quite factual, is true. When we were quite young up in Great Bend, our parents always told us not to go near the river, so it ended up that we often gazed across it from the top of the river hills. It was a beauti-

ful scene, and we were thrilled that we lived near it. Tall trees that had survived the prairie fires looked down like sentinels on the smaller bushes below. When the fall colours came they were Bob Mason beautiful. But right by the far side of the river was a house. Not only that, but the house was a few yards from the river which had flowed down that valley for many, many years. Where did the occupant of that house go? Dad often told us about the car light that came down that hill every night.

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“That is Mr. Dewinton, coming from Arelee after work.� Dad also told us that Mr. Dewinton was the Secretary of Arelee Municipality. His name was mentioned in the Arelee history book many times, but it never told where he went. Y.T. crossed the river with the new secretary about 1938 or so but no one seems to know where he went. Years later, exploring the river bank a little past the Eagle Creek mouth, I stumbled on the remains of a house among the trees. The house was completely surrounded with trees. Some had grown up through the veranda floor. I imagine that it had seldom been used for many years. I remember, while still young, seeing young babooshka-headed girls from the Doukhobor house just east of there, playing in the house yard. But it has never

been said (so far) that Mr. Dewinton had any children. Dad often reassured us that the car lights we saw over there were indeed Mr. Dewinton coming home from Arelee and sometimes we saw horses pulling machines at the top of the hill, which cut off a small portion of the field. Y.T. has a 1920 map of these parts and it shows that he owned a small parcel there. Y.T. should maybe contact the homestead to see if he settled there. Maybe I should go back and see if there is a ghost lurking around -- or have ghosts gone out of style since Vincent Price left TV? That old house is still there, and when Y.T. looks back . . . well, that is what happens out on the Pensive Patio. I think maybe I’ll pack away my old floppy hat for a while.

Biggar’s Rail Heritage now on display

“Sation Memoires� now on display at the Biggar and District Credit Union. The members of the Biggar Art Group chose original photos from the museum’s archives and painted these images. Feel free to step down the corridors of the Credit Union to check out all this local art. (Photo by Ann Weekes, Biggar Art Group)

Cash bingo held at New Horizons September is well and truly over and we’re looking forward to October activities at our senior centre. On Monday, October 1, the Monday Kaiser players welcomed Isla Solanik to the group which consisted of three tables. After six games, Pat Turner was found to have the

highest total score with

Ken Pearce a distant second. Isla Solanik came in third (not bad for the new kid) and Marie Roesch was fourth. Pat also received the prize

for the highest scoring game of the day with a score of 62. Our cash bingo took place the evening of Wednesday, October 3 with around 50 members of the community in attendance. Fifteen games

were offered with Don Swyryda as caller. Marie Roesch was the lucky winner of the half and half game and received a payout of $96. The final game was a black out which paid out $200. As luck would have it, there were four winners so the pot was shared by Adrienne Raddish, Mary Boyd, Lori Oesch and Kathy Sarvas.


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U.S./Canada trade agreement a turkey of a deal? by Calvin Daniels To the surprise of many in the face of the rhetoric of American president Donald Trump, a new North American trade deal has been hammered out. The reaction has been generally positive, at least in this country among farm organizations. It may be a case of the initial support for the new deal is more an exhale of relief than a true, deep-seated belief in the deal being a good one. Of course, just how good the deal may be will not be known for some time, as the details are looked at, and enforcement issues arise. The concern that has to

be in the back of many people’s minds, across a variety sectors, is that this deal was inked with the American negotiators working, at least in part, off the clearly protectionist agenda of Trump. That has Calvin Daniels to place this new deal under at least something of a cloud of suspicion. The Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) are among those that so far are happy that a deal of some kind is in place. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is a significant

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achievement that will support the integrated grain supply chains that exist and will encourage economic growth across rural Canada, related a release from the group “This is a historic agreement that serves the interests of grain farmers from coast to coast,” said Jeff Nielsen, President of Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) in the release. The GGC suggested the new deal “gives farmers the certainty they need to continue to invest and grow.” Closer to home for many Prairie producers is support for the deal from the canola sector. The Canola Council of Canada (CCC) welcomed the announcement that a trade agreement had been reached. “We are pleased that an agreement for continued stable trade with two of our four largest markets has been reached,” said Jim Everson, president of

the CCC in a release. “At first glance, we’re pleased that open trade for canola will continue and that we’ll now be able to export further processed products like margarine without tariffs being applied.” Of course no deal of such scale satisfies all. Turkey Farmers of Canada (TFC) sent out a release stating they are examining the details of USMCA, but are concerned turkey farmers and their families will be hurt by the terms of the agreement. “While we look for further details on the implications of the deal, we know that any concessions made, in addition to previous concessions under the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), come at a cost for our farmers and rural Canada,” said TFC Chair Darren Ference in the release. “We will be looking to the government of Canada for an action plan

to support our farmers in light of trade deals that are eroding the sustainability of our local food sector.” “Ninety per cent of Canadians say they want turkey produced in Canada according to a recent survey, but this deal will

cause losses of family farms and less local turkey production.” And that is the likely truth of the deal, there will be winners and losers, it’s just a matter of time to understand which sector is on which side of the ledger.

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Mother Nature and her crayons . . . Say what you will about the cooler weather and how desperately we all wish it would remain summer, Mother Nature knows how to put on a show in the waning days before the bleak, cold days of winter arrive. She’s going out on a colourful note! (Independent Photo by Kevin Brautigam)


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We thank all the men and women who make our community a safe place to live.

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September 21, 1921 - September 19, 2018

Edna Vera QUILICHINI

Bertha Josephine Irene BRAITHWAITE February 2, 1932 - October 2, 2018 Bertha (Bert) Braithwaite, was the second daughter born to Joe and Mary Bayet from Palo, Sask. on February 16, 1932 in Biggar Union Hospital. She was raised, lived on family farm, loved animals, enjoyed riding to Palo School by horseback, cutter in winter or walking, never missing a day of school. She showed up even when the school was locked, no teacher! She went to St. Gabriel Convent in Biggar for Grades 11 and 12, enjoyed friendships for years to come from her acquaintances there. After graduating high school she was off to Robertson Business College in Saskatoon, Sask. From there it was to her first job at Quaker Oats for steno job, and made more lasting friendships. Mom and Dad met at a dance at the Legion in Saskatoon through a good friend of Dad’s, Merv Burke. Mom married James Braithwaite on April 10, 1953 and moved to Landis, Sask., started a family of three… George, February 17, 1954, Gary, April 30, 1955 and Marilyn, March 1956 to complete the family. Mom loved to play piano up until a month ago. Music was a passion to her, gatherings at our house, Legion, or other dwellings with a sing song, wherever people gathered. She loved gardening, plants, flowers, trees and made our yard look beautiful. The garden always had enough for everyone who were in need. Mom always said hard work pays off in whatever you do and enjoy doing. This lady made the greatest dinners, pies, buns to die for, had room for everyone at the table, had room in her heart for everybody. The Braithwaites moved to the family farm, two miles east of Landis, Sask. in November 1959. The house was moved from Landis by four tractors to what we call ‘home’ today. The love of animals, passion for music and the furthering of education for her children was upmost important to her. Marilyn shared many happy hours calving, feeding and caring for the animals. Thanks Mom! The family dog tradition was to name them, Skip, in case we forgot. Her greatest gift to give to family was love of music, love of animals - large and small; and cooking which she enjoyed to pass on. Bertha is loved and remembered by her children, George and children, Jennifer (Doug), Jessica (Chris) Abigail, Charlie; James; and Deanna; Gary (Bev Leepart) and his children, Christine (Derek), Isabella, Myla; Danny (Amy) Ethan, Savannah, Cheyenne, Alyssa; Marilyn and animals of all sorts; sister, Marie Scott and family; cousins, Elmer and Karen, Devin Cherwonaik; special friends, Jeannette, Louis, Mark Thomas. She was predeceased by her husband, James (1999); parents, father, Joe (Dec. 1973); mother, Mary (March 1974); father and mother-in-law, James (1945) and Helen (1985); brother-inlaw, John (1966), George (1944), Andy (1970), Ray (1974); sister-in-law, Nancy;

nephews, Don, Jim, Jim (1976), John (2002), Johnathon (1994); daughter-inlaw, Donna (2017); uncles and aunt, Steve (Helen), Mike, Fred, Nick; cousin, Don. The family would like to send out a big heartfelt thank you to everyone who knew Mom; especially her favourite sister who was always there through thick and thin, Marie, Biggar Home Care personnel, Dr. Anton Muller, … thank you for making it so Mom could stay at home and the support for Marilyn. Also to one special lady, who made Mom’s day twice a week, we are so grateful for listening and advise, thanks Jeannette! A Celebration of Life Funeral Service was held on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 2 :00 p.m. from Landis Community Complex, Landis, Sask. with Rev. Jo-Ann Hills officiating. Eulogist was Tom Scott; and music by Al Gill, Ron and Louise Hawkins. Honourary Bearers were all those who shared in Bertha’s life; Active Urn Bearers were her children, George, Gary and Marilyn Braithwaite. Interment followed in Landis Cemetery, Landis, Sask. Tributes may be directed to Biggar & District Health Services Foundation, Box 1003, Biggar, SK, S0K 0M0 or Biggar Home Care, Box 130, Biggar, SK, S0K 0M0 Grondin Funeral Services entrusted with arrangements, “Our family serving your family since 1963”, 306-948-2669, www.grondinfuneralservices.com gfsc1

TWO (2) PART-TIME CONTRACT CARETAKING POSITIONS, GROUNDS & BUILDING MAINTENANCE. Please submit résume by October 31, 2018 to… Biggar Housing Authority Box 241, Biggar, SK S0K 0M0 Only selected applicants will be called for interviews. MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION! In-demand career! Employers have work-at-home positions available. Get online training you need from an employer-trusted program. Visit: CareerStep.ca/MT or 1-855768-3362 to start training for your workat-home career today! ROADEX SERVICES requires O/O 1 tons for our RV division to haul RV’s throughout North America (pay up to $1.96/ loaded mile). We also require O/O and company drivers for our 3 tons and semi divisions to haul RV’s & general freight. Border crossing required with valid passport & clean criminal record; 1-800-867-6233 Ext 475; www.roadexservices.com

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OBITUARIES Rudolph ‘Rudy’ WOZNY Rudolph ‘Rudy’ Wozny, son of Dora and Stanley Wozny, husband of Barbara Louise Wozny (nee McKennitt) of Calgary, Alta. passed away on September 12, 2018 at the age of 82 years. Rudy is survived by his wife, Barbara; sons, Tony and Derek; sisters, Vivian and Jeanette; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Rudy was kind, loving, giving and supportive. His time spent with family was greatly cherished. As the youngest of nine, he honed his vibrant personality where he developed those funny gestures and sayings that were second to none. Remembering how he made us smile and laugh is a joyful memory that will be missed by all. 41p1

Edna Quilichini passed away on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 in Edmonton, Alta., two days before her 97th birthday. Edna was born on September 21, 1921, in Biggar, Sask. where she lived for 90 plus years. S h e spent the past six years in Edmonton where she was able to be closer to her children. In 1944 Edna married Emile Quilichini, who predeceased her in 1983. She is survived by her six children, Gerald (Margie) of Biggar, Diane (Mike) of Edmonton, Elaine of Calgary, Laurie of Edmonton, Gayle (Dale) of Calgary, and Linda (Gerald) of Lloydminster. She is survived by her brother, Bill Ellard of Winnipeg; her sister, Bernadette Covey (Wayne) of Calgary; her sister-in-law, Lena Ellard of Biggar and brother-in-law, Charles Quilichini (Marion) of Vermilion. She is also survived by her 11 grandchildren, and her five great-grandchildren. Prayers were held on September 21, 2018 at St. Gabriel Roman Catholic Church, Biggar, Sask. with Father Edward Gibney officiating. Readers were Rielle Gagnon and Terra Quilichini; Intentions, Michael Quilichini; and Eulogist was John Hall. The Mass of Christian Burial was also held at St. Gabriel on September 22, 2018, with Father Edward Gibney and Monsignor Ray Senger as concelebrants. Music by St. Gabriel Choir, Quilichini Family and Pat Hankey; Readers were Doreen Gaudet and Karen Jiricka; Prayers of the Faithful, Shea Quilichini; Gift Bearers, Margie Quilichini and Gerald Gagnon; Eucharistic Ministers, Monique and Bob Carruthers. The Honour Guard was Biggar Catholic Women’s League. The pallbearers were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, with her six grandsons, Adam Henderson, Aaron Quilichini, Shea Quilichini, Michael Quilichini, Braden Quilichini, and Luke Gagnon being the active pallbearers. Interment took place in the Catholic Cemetery in Biggar, Sask. The family of Edna would like to thank Father Edward Gibney and Monsignor Ray Senger for concelebrating the mass for our Mother, the Catholic Women’s League for the wonderful lunch, St. Gabriel Choir and Pat Hankey for the music, Karen Jiricka and Doreen Gaudet for all that you did, there were so many things! Bob and Monique Carruthers for being Eucharistic Ministers, John Hall for sharing the eulogy, and Rick Garchinski from St. Gabriel School for helping us with the equipment we needed for the PowerPoint. We would also like to thank those that sent flowers, offered masses and made donations in Mom’s name. A special thank you to Grondin Funeral Services. Thank you Biggar for welcoming Mom home. She loved God, her family, her friends, St. Gabriel School and Biggar! For those wishing to make donations in Edna’s name, donations can be made to the St. Gabriel Playground Fund. Grondin Funeral Services was entrusted with arrangements, “Our family serving your family since 1962”, 306-9482669, www.grondinfuneralservices.com

CARDS OF THANKS The family of Bert (Bertha) Braithwaite would like to send a big heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who touched or was touched by Mom. Bert was a very special lady, Mom will be missed dearly. Very special thanks to Mom’s sister, Marie, for visits nearly everyday (paper delivery too); to Brenda Gillispie for taking care of Skip, never said no. Thanks so much; to Dr. A. Muller, Home Care nurses for the past seven great years; to Mom’s special angel, Jeanette Thomas, who went above and beyond. God bless everyone for making this farewell memorable. Thank you again…love, George and families, Gary, Bev and families, Marilyn and Skip. 41bfhc1 Heartfelt thank you to the nurses and EMTs at Biggar Hospital. Without you, I do not think I would be around to thank everyone. Very special thank you to my neighbours for their helping hand and hard work with harvest. Ken Seidl 41p1

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11: Tea and Bake sale at Biggar and District Health Centre for 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.. All proceeds to Resident Activity Fund. Thank you for your support. 39c3 FRIDAY OCTOBER 12: Landis FunTyme Dance club season begins. Dancing from 8 p.m. to midnight with lunch to follow. Music by Gold Tones. A season membership of $37.50 per single or $75 per couple entitles members to five orchestra dances. All are welcome. 39c3 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14: Perdue United Church Fowl Supper, Perdue Community Complex. Doors open at 4:30 p.m, Supper, 5 - 6:30 p.m. Adults, $15; 6-12, $8; Preschool, FREE 39p3 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17: Biggar & District Arts Council presents 40th season‌ “GHOSTBOYâ€?, 7:30 p.m. at The Majestic Theatre, Biggar. Adults/ Seniors $30 (advance $25); Students, 13 and older, $15 (advance $12); children 12 and under, $5. Season tickets and Advance tickets available at de Moissac Jewellers, Biggar, 306-948-2452 or online www.ticketpro.ca 36c6 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19: Soup/Sandwich and dessert, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., $8. at Biggar New Horizons Hall sponsored by Biggar Acacia Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, proceeds to charities. 41p2

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20: Arelee Music Night, 7 p.m. at the Arelee Hall. Donations of non-perishable food and/ or cash accepted for Perdue “Secret Santaâ€?, Saskatoon Food Bank or Equipment Rental. 40p3 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28: Biggar United Church Fall Supper, 5 - 7 p.m. at Biggar Community Hall. Adults, $15; Children, 6 - 11, $8; 5 and under, FREE. Take out meals, $15, to pre-order deliveries call church @ 306-948-2280, Genni @ 306-948-2080, Linda @ 306-948-3974; on Sunday, call Community Hall @ 306948-3703. 40c4 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8: Biggar & District Arts Council presents 40th season‌ “IAN SHERWOODâ€?, 7:30 p.m. at The Majestic Theatre, Biggar. Adults/ Seniors $30 (advance $25); Students, 13 and older, $15 (advance $12); children 12 and under, $5. Season tickets and Advance tickets available at de Moissac Jewellers, Biggar, 306-948-2452 or online www.ticketpro.ca 40c6 SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16: Our Lady of Fatima and Friends Community Choir will be hosting a concert at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Landis, Sask. Watch for further details and times in future papers! 39c2

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Young talent abounds in the NHL If somehow the draft and eligibility rules were rewritten, a National Hockey League team of players 21 and under could be formed that might run away with the Stanley Cup. The young talent around the NHL is staggering. And they’re from all over the world - Finland,

Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, the United States and, of course Canada, where the best player in the world, and the leader of this mythical 21-andunder squad, Connor McDavid, learned the game. The Wayne Gretzky trade-to-L.A influence is really starting to show up, with some of the

world’s best players having U.S. addresses. Arizona native Auston Matthews of the Maple Leafs leads the way - already a superstar just a notch or two below McDavid. He is one of two Leafs in this 21-and-under group, with Canadian Mitchell Marner joining Matthews for a potent 1-2 punch in Toronto.

The team with the most talent behind McDavid, stars in this 21-andMatthews and Marner is under group immense is the Arizo- Patrik na Coyotes, Laine, 20 which may (Finland), bode well Sebastian for future Aho, 21 success for (Finland), this longNico Hissuffering chier, 19 franchise. (SwitzerForwards land), TraClayton vis KonecKeller, 20, ny, 21 and Chris(Canada), tian Fischer, Casey Mit21, join tlestadt, 20-year-old 20 (U.S.), defenceBrock Bruce Penton man Jacob Boeser, Chychrun 21 (U.S.) on this young squad. and Elias Pettersson, 19 All three were born in (Sweden). the U.S. but Chychrun Give any coach those - whose father played players and he wouldn’t in the NHL, as did his lose too many games. uncle, Luke Richardson Problem is, there are - has Canadian connecno 21-and-under goaltions. ies currently in the Montreal Canadiens NHL, and ‘experience’ drafted an 18-year-old is always valuable in from Finland named the playoffs. But this is Jesperi Kotkaniemi, just a mythical group. who picked up an assist The point is, the NHL’s in his first game Oct. future is certainly bright. 3 and thus became the • Dwight Perry of first NHL player born in the Seattle Times: “The 2000 or later to record a Cavaliers - despite the point. departure of LeBron Ah, kids. James - are still the This year’s No. 1 draft team to beat in the Eastpick, Rasmus Dahlin, ern Conference, Cleveis an 18-year-old from land centre Tristan Sweden. Said to possess Thompson told reportskills similar to those of ers. Oddsmakers immeMcDavid, Dahlin leads diately made Thompson a group of young stars the morning-line favouon the blue line that rite for first NBA player includes Zach Werenski, to get drug-tested this 21 (U.S.), Ivan Provoseason.” rov, 21 (Russia), Char• Brad Rock of the ley McAvoy, 20 (U.S.), Deseret News: “CleveMikhail Sergachev, 20 land forward Tristan (Russia) and Noah Hani- Thompson says the fin, 21 (U.S.). LeBron-less Cavs are Where are all the young still four-time conference Canadian defencemen? champs and ‘until you Up front, the young take us down from that, teams ain’t got much to

Penton on sports

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Thursday, October 18TH at Biggar & District Credit Union we appreciate your business and we want you to know it Stop in for coffee, donuts, prizes and a visit with fellow members and staff! Perdue Branch 10:00am - 11:30am

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Biggar Bowling scores October 1-4 Monday Mixed: MHS, Jason Raschke, 249; WHS, Jennifer Heimbecker, 248; MHT, Jason Raschke, 649; WHT, Jennifer Heimbecker, 523. Thursday Afternoon Seniors: MHS, Glen Shockey, 202; WHS, Bonnie Roesch, 196; MHT, Glen Shockey, 494; WHT, Donna Eckart, 505. Biggar YBC October 4 Bowlasaurus: BHS, Nash Wheaton, 84; GHS, Ellie Hawes, 76. Pee Wee: BHS, Dominic Raschke, 178; GHS,

Haydyn Watson, 109; BHD, Dominic Raschke, 331; GHD, Haydyn Watson, 205. Bantam: BHS, Kyson McMahon, 79; GHS, Zuri Bailey, 150; BHT, Kyson McMahon, 221; GHT, Zuri Bailey, 413. Juniors: BHS, Julian Heimbecker, 167; GHS, Jayla Boobyer, 183; BHT, Julian Heimbecker, 433; GHT, Jayla Boobyer, 460. Seniors: BHS, Tristan Otterson, 205; BHS, Hailey Boobyer, 197; BHT, Tristan Otterson, 564; GHT, Hailey Boobyer, 543.

say.’ Except maybe this: The Browns aren’t the worst team in Cleveland anymore.” • Bob Molinaro of pilotonline.com (Hampton, Va.): “Was Orioles manager Buck Showalter fired? Or was he granted clemency?” • Norman Chad of the Washington Post, on his thoughts on last year’s Vegas Golden Knights, as they approached their first NHL season: “I would’ve written that Sin City needs the NHL like Vatican City needs a tattoo parlour.” • Chad again: “Given a choice between a burlesque show and a Golden Knights-Blue Jackets game, I believe most redblooded, steak-eating American male tourists would choose the strip tease before the slap shot.” (He then added ‘Maybe I was wrong.’) • Blogger Brad Dickson, on Nebraska’s loss to Michigan: “Special teams reminded me of the ‘Three Stooges’ episode where Larry kept hitting himself in the head with a hammer.” • RJ Currie of sportsdeke.com: “This just in: the MayweatherPacquiao rematch set for December may be in jeopardy. One of them has tested positive for Poligrip.” • Comedy writer Alex Kaseberg: “In Minnesota’s loss to the Rams, Viking long snapper Kevin McDermott lost the tip of his pinky finger, got it sewn-up and kept playing. Soccer players leave on a stretcher if their manbun comes undone.” • Dwight Perry again: “Seahawks linebacker Mychal Kendricks has been suspended indefinitely after pleading guilty to illegal stockmarket moves. Coincidence? ESPN’s NFL Insiders got the scoop.” • Kaseberg again (deviating from sports), after a runaway horse galloped into a bar in France: “Nobody was hurt, but a priest, a rabbi and a minister all spilled their drinks.” • Janice Hough of leftcoastsportsbabe.com, after Cubs pitcher Jon Lester said the Cubs ‘can only learn from losing’: “Does this mean the Orioles are the smartest team in baseball?” Care to comment? E-mail brucepenton2003@yahoo.ca.

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