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Make a wall . . . Biggar Senior Blazers Steven Redlich, 5, and Ashton Larochelle, 19, go for the block while teammate Joshua Hawkins, 9, awaits the outcome, Friday. The Biggar Central School Blazers hosted Provincial 4A finals. See Page 2 for more. (Independent Photo by Kevin Brautigam)

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Biggar Central School 2000 hosted the Saskatchewan High Schools Athletic Association’s Provincial 4A championships, November 25-26. Following on the heels of the Senior Regional playoffs, the Senior Blazers put in some excellent showings, unfortunately not advancing to the final, despite some strong play against some impressive teams. Hail the champion LP Miller Bears from Nipawin who took the final versus the Shaunavon Shadows. Bronze medalists were the Senator Myles Venne School from Lac La Ronge. All in all, BCS 2000 should be proud of their play, and their duties as host for some very impressive volleyball. (Independent Photos by Kevin Brautigam)


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Harvest effectively over for 2016 Despite many challenges this fall, Saskatchewan producers now have 95 per cent of the crop combined, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s Weekly Crop Report for November 15 to 21. Harvest continues in many parts of the province as weather and field conditions permit. Producers are hopeful that much of the remaining crop will be taken off prior to winter, although there are indications that some crop will likely be left out until the spring. Warm and relatively dry weather in early November allowed most producers to return to the field after cool and wet conditions halted harvest for much of October. While many producers

have wrapped up harvest, some will need more time to take the crop off. In some areas of the province, water-logged roads and fields will have to freeze before they are able to support harvest equipment. With only 89 per cent of the crop combined, the west-central region has the most crop remaining in the field. The northeastern region has 91 per cent of the crop combined; the northwest has 95 per cent; and the southeastern, southwestern and east-central regions each have 98 per cent combined. The dry weather has reduced moisture levels in some crops, although most are still being harvested tough and damp.

Aeration bins and grain dryers have been in continuous operation on many farms for well over a month. Yields overall are well above average for the majority of crops but vary throughout the province. Yields for hard red spring wheat are reported as 45 bushels per acre, durum 48 bushels per acre, oats 92 bushels per acre, barley 69 bushels per acre, canola 40 bushels per acre, peas 42 bushels per acre and lentils 1,098 lb. per acre. Quality is below average for almost all crops due to damage from insects, fusarium and other diseases, sprouting, staining and bleaching. Average hay yields on dry land are reported as

Your starting lineup . . . Town of Biggar councillors and mayor posed for their picture, Tuesday evening before the regular council meeting. Front row, left to right; Councillor Penny McCallum, Mayor Ray Sadler, Chief Administrative Officer Barb Barteski. Back row: Councillors Alan Boyle, Kirk Sherbino, Ivan Young, Kevin McNicholls, Edward Young, Assistant Administrator Marty Baroni. Mayor and council took the Oath of Office on November 8, immediately taking up their duties. (Independent Photo by Kevin Brautigam) 1.6 tons per acre for alfalfa, 1.7 tons per acre for alfalfa/brome, 1.4 tons per acre for other tame hay, 1.2 tons per acre for wild hay and 2.2 tons per acre for greenfeed. On irrigated land, the estimated average hay yields are three tons per acre for alfalfa, four tons per acre for alfalfa/brome and 4.5 tons per acre for wild hay and greenfeed. Hay quality going into

winter is rated as 65 per cent good and 35 per cent fair. Cattle producers have indicated that they have adequate winter feed supplies. The number of acres seeded to winter cereals is slightly below average. A late harvest, combined with wet fields, delayed fall seeding operations in much of the province. Heading into winter, cropland topsoil moisture

conditions are rated as 51 per cent surplus and 49 per cent adequate, while hay land and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 24 per cent surplus, 75 per cent adequate and one per cent short. Farmers are busy trying to complete harvest, drying grain, finishing fall work and hauling grain. Neighbours are helping neighbours finish harvest.

Biggar RCMP warn residents of new fraud scheme Biggar Detachment would like citizens to be aware of a recent investigation where someone was sent an e-mail notification of a traffic infraction requesting payment of a fine. The e-mail was nonprofessional and con-

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ing that this is not a legitimate notice of fine. Registered owners are issued legitimate tickets of photo enforcement violation in the mail. The ticket clearly has the …see “Fraud” pg 16

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Lion Bear Fox a musical treat . . . The second show of the Biggar and District Arts Council performance season, Lion Bear Fox, hit the Majestic Theatre, November 25. The B.C. trio were a beautifully harmonic pop/folk delight, each member taking their turn in the limelight with wonderfully crafted musical journeys. The Lion, Christopher Arruda (bottom), The Bear, Cory Woodward (top), and The Fox, Ryan McMahon (middle). Log on to biggarindependent.ca this Friday, click ‘Featured Media’ for a small video of the concert. (Independent Photo by Kevin Brautigam)

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A giving province -- we need to do better Premier Wall wants to make everyone in Saskatchewan to become organ donors. His plan is to bring in legislation for “presumed consent”. Now, residents can indicate their wishes by putting a sticker on their health card. If not, then it is up to health care professionals to approach a family at a vulnerable time. A difficult task for both doctors and nurses as well as the family. It is not that people don’t want to become donors, but you know what humans are like. You know it is a good cause, but somehow you never get around to actually getting the sticker or communicating your wishes. Donating your organs can mean a great deal to someone else. The Premier is taking this step slow, checking out all legal implications. Some groups are urging a note of caution. One suggestion is more public education and awareness programs, which is great but those programs cost money. And, you need an effective plan to communicate with everyone. My brother was an organ donor and when he died in an auto accident many years ago his organs were donated. Now someone else is able to continue living because of him. I have been an organ donor ever since. Saskatchewan has one of the lowest donation rates in the country. Odd really, because we are a province of caring people. Many times when someone in the community is in need, people step up to help. We have seen this is times of tragedy, when someone needs help harvesting, or there is a fire, or in family situations. So, it is not that people don’t care. Perhaps it is because the issue hasn’t been publicized enough. If done right, presumed consent could be a step in the right direction. P.H.

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Trump’s NAFTA plans—what they mean for Canada Steven Globerman, Director, Center for International Business, Western Washington University President-elect Donald Trump’s economic plans are taking form as he chooses his cabinet and announces his agenda for his first 100 days in office. One clear message is that the United States will withdraw from the TransPacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal. Trump recently announced in a video outlining his future administration’s agenda that he will take executive action to scrap the TPP on his first day in the White House. He also indicated he was willing to negotiate “fair bilateral trade deals.” While Trump has yet to make any specific announcements about his plans for NAFTA, news reports suggest that Trump’s transition team has targeted Canada’s softwood lumber and livestock exports as the most contentious immediate trade issues between Canada and the U.S. In the case of lumber exports, it seems likely that the U.S. government will set a quota or limit on Canadian shipments to the U.S. In the case of livestock, the U.S. appears set to reintroduce country-of-origin labelling rules that require beef and pork products to be sold with stickers detailing

their origin. Those rules also require U.S. feedlots and packaging plants to keep Canadian livestock and meat separate from U.S. livestock and meat products. Any such initiative would represent the reintroduction of a U.S. policy that the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled last year was a violation of international trade rules and should be removed. As frustrating as it will be for Canada to revisit old bilateral trade disputes, Canadian trade negotiators have little choice but to challenge the U.S. actions once again, preferably at the WTO level. By concentrating future trade dispute resolution activities at the WTO level, Canada and Mexico might bring greater political leverage to bear on a Trump administration, since any U.S. failure to abide by WTO rulings would compromise the status of the U.S. as a reliable trading partner in the multilateral context. Clearly, if Canada challenges U.S. actions, the U.S. could threaten to scrap NAFTA. However, the costs to the U.S. economy from ending free trade with Canada are likely to be substantial, and significant pressure will be brought to bear on the administration by U.S. business leaders and many state governors not to do so. To be sure, the U.S. might well bring

Union. While Japan has indicated disinterest in a TPP without the U.S. as a member, Canada might try to rally support among other signatory countries to salvage the agreement. While a trade agreement with Great Britain cannot be concluded until Great Britain actually leaves the EU, there’s no reason why negotiations cannot get started sooner. Indeed, Canada might consider spearheading (with Great Britain) a multilateral free trade agreement among Commonwealth nations. Finally, Prime Minister Trudeau might hasten the initiation of talks with China about a bilateral trade agreement between Canada and China. Alternatively, Canada should consider joining the ongoing negotiations led by China concerning a free trade area of the Asia Pacific. An aggressive pursuit of trade deals outside of North America would provide Canadian companies with easier access to non-U.S. markets and provide Canadian consumers with lower-priced goods from other countries. It might also have the salutary effect of alerting an increasingly populist U.S. polity that U.S. protectionism has real costs to American consumers and businesses, including increased foreign competition facing U.S. exporters to Canada.

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other issues forward for renegotiation under the NAFTA. Not all might be difficult for Canadian negotiators to accept. For example, it has been suggested that the Trump team will seek to remove a NAFTA provision that allows Mexican and Canadian companies to challenge U.S. regulations outside of the court system. Many Canadian environmental groups and others have sought to have Canada remove that same provision so that Canadian courts, and not international tribunals, would be responsible for adjudicating challenges to Canadian regulations by foreign companies. Given the importance of access to the U.S. market to the Canadian economy, Canadian officials will need to make the best deal they can to maintain relatively open access to American markets. In this regard, it would be timely for the Canadian government to initiate an outreach program that “educates” U.S. politicians and opinion leaders about the importance of bilateral free trade to the economies of many U.S. states. At the same time, Canada should pursue free trade initiatives wherever favourable opportunities exist. Most immediate is the implementation of the CETA with the European

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Craft shows becoming a seasonal tradition If someone ever tells you that you have “enough” crafting supplies and don’t need anymore, stop talking to them. You don’t need that kind of negativity in your life. I’m not sure who said the above quote but from someone who likes to spend time in the quilting studio, I certainly relate to that sentiment. This is pre-Christmas season. A time when many communities hold festivals and events in the downtown core. There may be hay rides or carol singing or Santa but certainly the businesses will open their doors, perhaps for an evening of shopping. Treats are enjoyed and everyone greets their neighbour downtown. But, there is also one event that is enjoyed by many -- and that is the craft show. Even if your community doesn’t hold one chances are a nearby community is. In October, six friends

travelled to a nearby city for a weekend of spa, pedicures and visiting. It just so happens that particular community was hosting a yearly event -Christmas in October. Of course, the stores were decked out with Christmas carols everywhere but there was also a craft show in the arena. It’s hard to say why these Peggy Hasein events are so popular but they are. Maybe it’s the atmosphere or viewing merchandise that is handmade as compared to something coming off a manufacturing line. You know, original not cookie cutter. And, there are some really, really good crafters. Or maybe they should be called artisans. Their products are top notch with great attention paid to detail. Or maybe it is because it is a celebration in a way. A celebration of a past time

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when goods were handmade. At one time craftsmen were in a privileged position. A craftsman usually had a higher level of education, often spending years honing their trade. They would apprentice for years before being allowed to sell their own products. And the upper class looked for someone whose work was of good quality. Of course, along came the Industrial Revolution. The mass production of goods meant they could be purchased on demand in an instant. They were less expensive as well. But, there is something missing. That sense of uniqueness (may have made that word up) when you buy from a crafter. Also a sense of quality. Some of those crafts have almost disappeared. After all, who does embroidery work these days? Or tatting? On the other hand, crafts such as quilting, crocheting, knitting, wood working have made a comeback. Consumers appreciate the time and work involved in making one of these projects. Another favourite at craft shows is the “food court”. That section devoted to food. The

aromas tempt your nose. The baking is very good -- very tasty. And there is likely to be any number of mulling spices to put in your wine or apple juice. Don’t forget the cookies. All decorated with icing and Christmas colours. Craft fairs are about more than just the crafts and the buying. They are about people. People gathering, visiting with each other and appreciating the craft even if it is not something you will purchase.

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TOWN OF BIGGAR PUBLIC NOTICE Residents that have trees on their property that are overhanging Town streets, sidewalks or lanes are requested to trim these trees back to their property lines and to a height of twelve (12) feet. After December 5th, 2016, the Town crew will be trimming any trees encroaching on Town streets, sidewalks and lanes. Your cooperation in trimming trees to ensure adequate site lines at intersections, unobstructed pedestrian traffic on sidewalks and clear passage for Town equipment is appreciated. For further information on tree pruning requirements, please do not hesitate to contact the Town office at 306-948-3317 Town of Biggar

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EMT’s hold Blood Pressure clinic . . . Biggar EMT John McDonald attaches a blood pressure cuff to Lee Silvernagle, November 23 at the New Horizons. The clinic gave interested folks a chance to check their blood pressures, and gave some helpful tips. (Independent Photo by Daryl Hasein)

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mebbe we should have noticed their plight, but we didn’t. As the Depression advanced many homesteaders threw in the towel and left, and many immigrants moved in. Many of these people (now good Canadian citizens) got letters from their home countries, and to young us, the stamps were something else! Our Saturday 10 cents allowance didn’t look like much compared to the millions of “marks” it took to mail a letter! As a matter of fact, Y.T. has a 5 million Mark stamp in his pocketbook! Little did we realize back then, that on a future battlefield we would face one of Europe’s finest armies, and little did we know that fierce inflation would disappear entirely! We were just interested kids and the wonders of the world were being revealed to us! One of our first collections ever was of bird eggs! Like all other children of those days, we robbed crows nests (well, the local municipality did pay us 2 cents per pair of crows legs!) and we were really thrilled that such wonderfully coloured things could produce such ugly, unwanted birds. Not being contented with only them, we started collecting every kind of bird egg we could find! We even kept them in a box, so that they wouldn’t get broken - but like our youth, they just disappeared anyway! As little follows in the Dirty Thirties, were

we ever thrilled to find ancient man-made arrowheads on some of the blown-out knolls, and for a few years there were often found strolling the fields looking for them! We even got to know the names of some and what they were made of! Again sorry! Someone stole the pails we had them in, and if a person wants to see them, they are in some ”Collectors” display. All that Y.T. has left of them, is a handsized scraper that he picked up across the river, years ago! In a Bob Mason way, collections and keepsakes are personality things and can be carried on generation after generation. But it is the memory of that moment of discovery that really counts! “Then shall he strip his sleeve - and show his scars And say “These wounds I got on Crispins Day.” The Battle of Agincourt (and showing sword scars on your arm) may have gone out of style, but on the left (or is it his right) index finger are the tooth-made scars of a“seemingly dead” muskrat that let him know it was still alive! Yours Truly isn’t proud of these memories, and possibly shouldn’t even mention them, but there they are, sneak in front of him, as he picks up his pen and writes! He does have a couple of souvenirs of W.W.II though!

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Regardless of that pacifist attitude so often mentioned, in our misdirected way, we were still out there lying to kill each other! Y.T. doesn’t recommend collections like this for any other reason than to tell people what not to do with their lives. Believe me, although sometimes it sounds dramatic, the sickening feeling of taking another persons life, is no fun! That German emper across the canal, who Y.T. thought was at 12 o’clock, was actually at 2 o’clock, and when Yours Truly raised his field glasses to look, they must have glittered in the sun, for that guy put a bullet across right by my left hand - and I heard it. They say that you never hear the one that gets you! Every time that Y.T. picks those glasses up, he thinks that sniper is out there yet! And that old 1923 Luger on the desk was carried on the belt of that SS guy who killed Colonel Wigle at Friesoythe another “memory” of a history that we want to forget! So, having collected quite afew things in his lengthy and debatable lifetime, in 1998 (in desperation) he decided he’d better collect a few of his memories, a few things to look back on when the B.C * syndrome never showed up. As of April 2014 there are two volumes of them on the shelf above his desk. The hears tell that not too many people read this kind of style anymore, but just in case they’re waiting! * Y.T. is getting a little tired of pointing out that Birg Crosby dropped dead on a Spanish golf course!


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by Delta Fay Cruickshank for the Biggar Museum and Gallery It was busy on Tuesday, November 22 in the Biggar Museum and Gallery! The Tiny Tots came down from St. Gabriesl’s School to visit us here at the museum! Enthusiasm reigned! Little hands itched to touch, many questions

asked, many stories shared and bits of Biggar’s past shared! They got to see the dinosaur on the wall, Frenchie’s place, listen to a choo choo train, take a look at a picture of the man who named our town, listened to the player piano (now that grabbed their attention!), chose a color of hat to

wear, a discussion on foods from around the world and chose what tractot they would like to have! But, the best part of all was what they had been waiting for... to see the Magic Christmas room! In the eyes of a Tiny Tot, it truly was magic; all the beautiful lights, the huge

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Ooos and ahh’s came from the Magic Christmas room. (Photos courtesy Biggar Museum and Gallery)

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John Deere tractor and things that moved and were colourful, they were impressed! Now, we will polish off a few litttle fingerprints, tight the toppled cart driver on the way to Frenchie’s, and wait for everyone else to come check out the Christmas Magic Room and the history of Biggar!

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PUBLIC NOTICE FRONT STREET GARBAGE PICKUP EFFECTIVE, MONDAY, DECEMBER 5th, 2016, FRONT STREET GARBAGE PICKUP will be implemented in all RESIDENTIAL AREAS OF THE TOWN EXCEPT AS NOTED BELOW: EXCEPTION: Residences fronting Main Street between 4th Avenue and 7th Avenue will continue on BACK LANE PICKUP. Garbage pickup will be Tuesdays for these residents. North Biggar History Book donates to Museum . . . Thirty-two years ago, the North Biggar History Book Committee was formed with the purpose of publishing a book containing the stories of the people who settled the area. Today, the committee officially disbanded, turning their assets over to the Biggar Museum and Gallery. A number of sets of books were given to the Museum and are currently on sale. As well, the committee handed over a cheque for $2,861.65. (Independent Photo by Daryl Hasein)

Biggar bowling scores YBC Biggar Bowl ( Nov 23 - 24) Bowlasaurus: High Score - Jonathan Crane, 101. Pee Wee: High Score Everett Danskin, 115; High Double - Everett Danskin, 204. Bantam: High Score Aiden Zagoruy, 139; High Triple - Aiden Zagoruy, 347. Junior Boys: High Score - Julian Heimbecker, 198; High Triple - Julian Heimbecker, 565.

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PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SAME DAY WILL APPLY FOR FRONT STREET GARBAGE PICKUP IN YOUR AREA AS IT DID FOR LANE PICKUP. Please place your garbage in proper receptacles on the FRONT STREET for pickup. Front street pickup is being implemented to reduce winter waste collection costs such as clearing lanes, additional man time for working in snow laden lanes and equipment operating costs. In the spring of 2017, a public notice will be placed in the local newspaper advising when lane pickup will resume. PLEASE NOTE THAT FRONT STREET GARBAGE PICKUP IS SCHEDULED TO BE IMPLEMENTED EVERY YEAR BEGINNING THE FIRST MONDAY IN DECEMBER UNLESS REQUIRED EARLIER. Your assistance and co-operation in this matter is appreciated and if there are any questions in regard to the above, please call the Town Office at 306-948-3317.

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Ag in other countries more consumer-driven It is always interesting to read about the issues of agriculture beyond Canada’s border. The influences on the sector in places such as Europe and California may seem a long way from a farm at Springside or Val Marie in Saskatchewan, but often trends started in such far away locales have a tendency to flow down to producers here in time. Sadly, often the pressures put on farming in

Europe, or California, are duction may be even being imposed by conbleaker. sumer pressure. While Consumer sentiment producers should care about animals is generalabout the concerns of ly not very positive. They consumers purchasing hold issue with poor their products, there is animal environments, also a growing reality wasted resources and those consumers are pollution from manure demanding and field changes input runwhich off. show they Granted have limcage laying ited underoperations standing of do not lend how a modthemselves ern farm to images operates. of happy The conhens, but cerns range neither do across all tail pecksectors of ing free agriculture. range hens As an nibbling example, on weeds there are which lead Calvin Daniels to dark yelthose who red flag low yolks every applithe mild cation of herbicide on constitution on many grain farms. Yes there consumers would balk at. needs to be regulation, The idea of wasted but the costs of product resources is less easily and application suggest understood. farmers are not going to Water is one of those over apply. The emerresources of course, but gence of precision appliin terms of usage does cation with GPS technol- the world need pristine ogy, reducing overlap green lawns and sparapplication, and rates kling clean cars more specific to infestation than pork? levels have helped in that It is such issues and regard as well. their impact which was The consumer impresat the heart of EuroTier sion of livestock proin Hannover, Germany,

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recently. The largest event in the industry focused on addressing both the realities and the misperceptions. The solutions are of course a matter of perspective. Certainly farmers have moved toward better systems, precision field applications, just one example. But will consumers ever be satisfied? The answer is not likely. In Saskatchewan one million hogs have been produced in a year on a few hundred small farms decades ago, and more recently on a handful of much larger scale production units. Dealing with the manure is certainly a bigger issue on the large scale units. But the same issue faces Los Angeles and Berlin when it comes to dealing with the waste of big city populations. It is a reality of dense populations. The best that can be hoped for is producers remaining diligent to best practices to limit the impact of farming on the environment, and the need for consumers to become more aware of just what is happening on the farm to produce their food.

More than 1,000 annual TIP calls keep poachers and polluters in check Every year, the public makes more than 1,000 calls to the Ministry of Environment’s Turn In Poachers (TIP) line. Since 2015, provincial courts have issued almost $151,000 in fines related to a variety of serious illegal hunting, fishing and environmental offences. Calls to the TIP line, or to ministry field offices, play a significant role solving these cases. “The public’s assistance in solving crimes related to the protection and preservation of our natural resources has been invaluable,” Environment Minister Scott Moe said. “The 24 hour anonymous TIP line allows the public to report resource-related

criminal activity as it is happening, or provide crucial information to help ministry conservation officers solve these cases.” Callers whose information leads to a conviction can receive rewards of up to $2,000 through the SASKTIP Rewards Program. “Saskatchewan residents should know that TIP is available for calls about environmental polluters and illegal dumping in addition to poaching,” Moe said. “Our conservation officers provide thousands of warnings each year to help educate the public on a range of environmental issues.” If you suspect wild-

life, fisheries, forestry or environmental violations, please call your local Ministry of Environment office, Saskatchewan’s toll-free Turn In Poachers line at 1-800-667-7561 or #5555 for SaskTel cellular subscribers. Violations can also be reported online at saskatchewan. ca/tip. Ministry of Environment approximate annual enforcement statistics averaged over five years (includes environmental, wildlife, fisheries, and forestry related violations): 1,200 prosecutions per year; 2,100 written warnings per year; 3,500 verbal warnings per year.


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Government Relations Minister Donna Harpauer announced Monday the percentages of value (POV) that will be applied in the provincewide 2017 revaluation for property taxes. Changes to POV impact the tax level among property classes. POV are used to calculate taxable assessments from assessed values, calculated by assessment appraisers. Taxable assessments are then multiplied by the mill rate established by municipalities for the municipal portion and the province for the education portion, to determine property tax. The value of Saskatchewan taxable assessment has increased from $108 billion in 2013 to $146 billion in 2017. The largest increases are to farm land which has seen values increase by more than 100 per cent over the four year period. The 2017 POV to be

applied will be as follows: The non-arable (range) land or pasture land POV will increase to 45 per cent in 2017 compared to the 2013 rate of 40 per cent. The residential, multi-unit residential and seasonal residential POV will increase to 80 per cent in 2017 compared to the 2013 rate of 70 per cent. All other POV are to remain the same for 2017 as they were for 2013: Cultivated agricultural land remains at 55 per cent; All Commercial/ industrial will stay at 100 per cent. In 2005, the POV on pasture land was set at the previous level in support of producers managing the Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) crisis. The pasture POV is now being updated to reflect current values and to mitigate some of the tax shift onto cultivated agricultural properties. Increasing the residen-

tial POV to 80 per cent will provide commercial/ industrial properties in some urban areas relief from a projected municipal tax increase due to revaluation, and support economic activity. Residential properties will still receive a municipal tax benefit from revaluation, with the amount depending on the property type. “The ministry carried out extensive consultations last summer on projected revaluationdriven tax shifts,” Harpauer said. “Municipalities have the tools to provide additional tax relief if they wish to do so.” Amendments to regulations will be required to implement the POV changes. Education Property Tax mill rates, which further impact property taxes, are decided in the budget process and announced on budget day in March, 2017.

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Kindersley Red Lions vs Nationals

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Short-bench Nats frustrate Red Lions . . . Biggar National Travis Granbois backhands a shot on Kindersley Red Lion goalie, Travis Vogel. A painfully undermanned National bench didn’t prevent them from taking the win, 5-2. Granbois didn’t score on this play, but he did record a goal and three assists on the evening.

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November 26 Scoring Summary Period 1: Lions at 18:11 - Jessey Pocock (Jonny Calkins, Jesse Ismond); Lions at 11:54 - Jonny Calkins (Jesse Ismond); Nationals at 9:19 - Liam Boyle (Dylan Haynes, Travis Granbois).

Period 2: Nationals at 15:05 - Kevin Fick (Keaton Silvernagle, Travis Granbois); Nationals at 14:04 Travis Granbois (Joe Bristow); Nationals at 7:59 - Dylan Haynes (Keaton Silvernagle, Kevin Fick).

Period 3: Nationals at 1:02 - Joe Bristow (Travis Granbois). Penalty Summary Period 1: Nationals at 15:03 - Travis Granbois, hooking (2); Nationals at 13:23 - Zach Wourms, slashing (2); Lions at 9:06 - Issac Sampson, cross checking (2); Lions

at 7:42 - Jared Erickson, cross checking (2). Period 2: Lions at 0:24 - Jesse Ismond, roughing (2). Period 3: Lions at 16:36 - Jessey Pocock, tripping (2); Lions at 12:41 - Issac Sampson, high sticking (2).

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Mount Rushmore of sports? Let the arguments begin We haven’t set the table for a good sports argument in quite a while, so pass the salt and pepper and mull this one over as you prepare for the Christmas season. Today’s topic: The Mount Rushmore of Sports. All-time. This came to mind while reading one of the many memorial stories about the great Arnold Palmer, who passed away September 25. Michael Bamberger of Sports Illustrated referred to Palmer being an obvious choice for the Mount Rushmore of Sports and, naturally, my mind started to wander. Is the writer’s hypothesis correct? And if so, who are the others? Let’s assume he’s correct. We put Palmer’s carved-out rocky face in one of the spots on the sports mountain. The most obvious member of the big four has to be Babe Ruth, who was bigger than life, and the most famous person in America in the 1920s and 30s. Next most obvious in

my mind is boxer and social activist Muhammad Ali, who also passed away this year. The boxing legend won the world heavyweight title three times, missed four years of his athletic prime after refusing induction into the U.S. Army, and, like Ruth, was the most famous person not only in America, but in the world during the peak of his fame. So who’s No. 4? Wow, for a Canadian, I’m leaning towards Wayne Gretzky, who was named the Great One for good reason. He broke every pro hockey scoring record imaginable, but an American sports fan would never include Gretzky on this list when basketball great Michael Jordan

was available for the rocky mountain face sculpture. And those living outside North America would say, ‘what about Pele,’ the greatest soccer player in the history of the globe’s most popular game? Or Lionel Messi, who is without peer today in the beautiful game? Does one consider Gordie Howe? Michael Phelps? Jim Bruce Penton Brown? Tiger Woods? Bobby Orr? Get 30 people in one room and you’d probably wind up with 30 different Rushmore foursomes, but for argument’s sake, from where I sit, it’s Palmer, Ruth, Ali and Gretzky. Rush more opinions to

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me at the e-mail address below. • Brad Dickson of the Omaha (Neb.) WorldHerald, after SI.com ranked the most memorable moustaches in sports: “I believe that six of the top 10 belong to former members of the East German women’s Olympic team.” • Another one from Dickson: “Minnesota quarterback Sam Bradford completed a pass to himself. I picture former Vikings quarterback/ control freak Brett Favre going: ‘You can do that? Hmm. Comeback time.’” • TC in BC: “Tiger Woods is planning to return to competition the first week of December at The Hero World Challenge in The Bahamas. Since Nike has exited the golf club business, he was spotted practising with Taylor Made clubs. If he fails to make the cut, execs at Taylor Made are planning to present him with a set of Callaways.” • Headline at TheKicker. com: “Freezing coaches ask Mike McCarthy

if they can borrow hot seat.” • Mike Bianchi of The Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel, trying to imagine what his late colleague Jerry Greene would have to say about the winless Cleveland Browns: “The Browns stink so bad, they have to sneak up on bath water!” • TC in BC again: “Aretha Franklin’s national anthem at the DetroitMinnesota game Thanksgiving Day took four minutes, 35 seconds. The song took so long that Colin Kaepernick, who was watching at home, started by standing, then kneeling, then toppling over.” • From @TheFakeESPN: “Aretha Franklin had a longer NFL career than Johnny Manziel.” • Norman Chad of the Washington Post, on Major League Soccer teams operating in minor league fashion by flying coach: “Flying coach of late is like being stuck in a telephone booth with a gaggle of rabid weasels and the entire Kardashian clan while trying to eat a plate of

barbecue ribs in a straitjacket.” • Brad Dickson again: “Thanksgiving is a day to give thanks that none of the three NFL games featured the Cleveland Browns.” • RJ Currie of sportsdeke.com: “Reuters reports the Skladan brothers won last week’s burial competition in Slovakia for being the fastest team to dig their grave. Anyone else just think of the Cleveland Browns?” • Comedy writer Alex Kaseberg: “The NFL is unsure why TV ratings are down 14 per cent. But for now let’s cut to the Papa John, Nationwide, GEICO analysis of all the penalties and injuries before we cut to a commercial.” • Dwight Perry of the Seattle Times: “President Obama wants the World Series-champion Cubs to pay a White House visit before his stay in office is up. So what does he do for an encore, pardon Steve Bartman?” Care to comment? E-mail brucepenton2003@yahoo.ca.


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Museum and Gallery tours town with popular hay rides Top, left: Kids climb aboard a hay wagon, Friday in front of the Biggar Museum and Gallery, preparing to hit the streets of Biggar. (Independent Photo by Kevin Brautigam)

Second: Cruising Main Street, these riders give a smile as they take in the sights. (Independent Photo by Kevin Brautigam)

Third: Rob Meschishnick, left, makes sure his weeone is well fed during the hot dog sale at the Museum. (Independent Photo by Kevin Brautigam)

Bottom: The weather was cool but not cold enough to thwart people from taking a spin on the hay wagon. (Independent Photo by Kevin Brautigam)

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SEED & FEED SEED & FEED NORTH EAST PRAIRIE GRAIN INC. Currently Buying: Soybeans, Feed Barley, Wheat and Oats. OFFERING: Competitive Prices, On Farm Pickup & Prompt Payment! CALL: 1-306-873-3551, W E B S I T E : neprairiegrain. com NutraSun Foods Ltd of Regina wants to buy your Organic Hard Red Spring and Conventional Hard White Wheat. Please contact Abe Ens HEATED CANOLA WANTED!! - GREEN CANOLA - SPRING THRASHED - DAMAGED CANOLA FEED OATS WANTED!! - BARLEY, OATS, WHT - LIGHT OR TOUGH - SPRING THRASHED HEATED FLAX WANTED!! HEATED PEAS HEATED LENTILS "ON FARM PICKUP" Westcan Feed & Grain 1-877-250-5252

Buying/Selling FEED GRAINS heated / damaged CANOLA/FLAX Top price paid FOB FARM

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

REAL ESTATE SASK. FARMS & RANCHES DALMENY: 160 ac. - 120 cult. ac., assess 44,800. Contact … Murray Murdoch, Cell: 306-858-8000

LANE REALTY Saskatchewan’s Farm & Ranch Specialists™ 108 NEW SALES SO FAR IN 2016!

Phone:

306-569-3380

email: lanerealtycorp@ sasktel.net WITH OVER 30 YEARS IN THE BUSINESS! To view full colour feature sheets for all of our CURRENT LISTINGS, visit our Website at:

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LAND FOR SALE FARMLAND WANTED NO FEES OR COMMISSIONS! SUMMARY OF SOLD PROPERTIES North - 10 1/4’s North East - 14 1/4’s North West - 12 1/4’s East - 57 1/4’s West - 50 1/4’s Central - 219 1/4’s South - 100 1/4’s South East - 46 1/4’s South West - 65 1/4’s PURCHASING: SINGLE TO LARGE BLOCKS OF LAND. RENT BACK AVAILABLE Call DOUG 306-955-2266 saskfarms@shaw.ca

LAND RENT

FOR

at 306-751-2440. LAND FOR RENT, pasture in R.M. of Eagle Creek. Call for details, 306-9489186.

Stop in to…

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HOUSES FOR SALE

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Fall Clearance Inventory Reduction SALE ON NOW! 1520 sq ft $111,900.00 1216 sq ft $91,900.00 1088 sq ft $87,900.00 Stock Homes Ready for Delivery Now! Custom Orders Welcome Single wide, Multi Sections Lake House, Motel Units We sell & service homes across Western Canada, On Site Consultation.

YellowHead Modular Home Sales 306-496-7538 306-849-0002 HWY #16 West of Yorkton www.affordablehomesales.ca Weekend calls Personalized Service

HOUSES FOR RENT tfn For Rent: 2 bedroom house, partially furnished and close to downtown. N/S. Available December 15, $650/monbth + utilities. 306-9488052

FOR RENT Charter/ Sherwood Apartments 1 Bedroom, 2 Bedroom Heat and water supplied, wired for cable TV and satellite systems, laundr y facilities, appliances, some suites with dishwasher s, air conditioning, parking with plugins. For more information call: Karen/Kevin 306-948-9115 302 - 8th Ave. W. Biggar

SERVICES

If YOU are… • NEW to our communities of Biggar/Landis/Perdue • Have a new baby Call WELCOME

WAGON at 306-948-3837

Sheila Itterman We have gifts and information www. welcomewagon.ca

1-888-875-4787. Biggar & District ARTS Council are available for bar tending services at your functions/ events. Contact Denise @ 306948-2452 19tfn Need A Loan? Own Property? Have Bad Credit? We can help! Call toll free 1 866 405 1228 www. firstandsecondmortgages.ca

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Top 5 tips to get your home through winter by News Canada Cold temperatures, snow and ice may be the ideal ingredients for a winter wonderland, but winter’s harsh conditions can also wreak havoc on your home. A little preventative maintenance can help lower your energy bills, avoid more costly repairs and/or increase the lifespan of your home. Addressing the following priority items will make the greatest impact: 1.) Insulation. One of the easiest and most effective defences against heat loss is proper insulation. Prevent cold drafts from entering and the loss of heated air through basement headers, which, when left exposed, can make your furnace work harder. Look for a moisture-resistant product with high thermal performance. It makes installation simple - all that’s needed is a serrated blade or bread knife.

A selection of MEMORIAL

Cut the batt to fit the cavity and press into place. The insulation will help improve energy efficiency as soon as it’s in place and provide savings over the lifetime of your home. It can also be used to top or replace old attic insulation. Aim for an R-value of 50 or a depth of 16 inches (41 centimetres). 2.) Roof and Gutters. To prevent a future leak, inspect your roof for shingles that are warped, damaged, or missing. Use roofing cement and a caulking gun to seal joints where water could penetrate around the chimney, skylights, or vents. Make sure that your gutters and downspouts are clear of debris and securely fastened. Downspouts should extend at least five feet away from the home to prevent flooding. 3.) Heating and ventilation. Examine your fireplace and

chimney system to ensure that no soot or creosote has collected. Any cracks or voids present could potentially cause a fire. Before you turn the furnace on, replace the air filter and hire a professional to inspect the unit more thoroughly. These steps will improve the efficiency and life of your furnace and will ensure stable indoor air quality. 4.) Windows and doors. These can be a major culprit for heat loss, if not properly sealed. To keep the warm air inside, examine and replace worn weatherstripping. Inspect structural framing. Caulk inside and out, if necessary. 5.) Yard care. Trim overgrown trees and shrubs. Drain and shut off any exterior faucets and sprinkler systems to prevent freezing. Ensure rain or snow drains away from the house to avoid foundation problems.

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THE INDEPENDENT, BIGGAR, SK - 17

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2016

ELECTRICAL

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Lyndon Barber

-Journeyman Carpenter…proudly local & serving Biggar and area!

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BARBER VENTURES 306-948-9145 barberventures@outlook.com ROOFING BIGGAR ELECTRICAL & REFRIGERATION SERVICES

WESTWIND ELECTRIC LTD. Perdue, Sask.

Peter Hofmeister

Commercial and Industrial Electrical Wiring

Journeyman Electrician

Licensed Journeyman Adrian de Haan

Licenced, Insured & Bonded Over 15 years experience

Cell 1-306-753-9807 • RESIDENTIAL • COMMERCIAL • FARM

306-948-5291

Goldburg Electric Ltd. • Residential • Commercial Contact Matt Craig

PHILLIPS ELECTRIC s2ESIDENCE s#OMMERCIAL7IRING &ORFREEESTIMATES Ph: 306-948-5393

#ELL306-221-6888

EAVESTROUGHING

EAVESTROUGH NOW SERVING THE BIGGAR AREA

• ‘Ideal Protein’ Weight Loss • ‘Slender You’ Figure Salon • H20 Massage Bed Weight Loss Coach Anne G. Livingston 317 Main St., Biggar

306-948-7274

Call Making Biggar Smaller!

Box 323, Biggar, SK S0K 0M0

Danny Pickett Travis Poletz 306-230-4535 306-948-6570 saskwestconstruction@outlook.com

FREE ESTIMATES ► Eavestrough ► Soffit/Fascia ► Siding ► All other Exterior needs....

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

306-948-3408

PLUMBING HEATING ELECTRICAL

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

Biggar, Sask.

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

For FAX service, see us at The Independent, 122 Main Street, Biggar

rod.campbell@sasktel.net

117 - 3rd Ave. W.,

(New Horizons Bldg) Biggar

201B - 2nd Ave. West P. O. Box 1480 Biggar, SK S0K 0M0

Ph: 306-948-5133

RED APPLE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES “Administrative Services to

Meet Your Business Needs” ~ One time projects or long term service

For a FREE consultation, call www.redappleadmin.ca www.facebook.com/ redappleadmin

BUSSE LAW PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION Barristers & Solicitors

- together with -

Stuart A. Busse, QC Larry A. Kirk, LL.B.

223 Main Street Biggar

302 Main Street, Biggar, SK

Box 580 Biggar, SK SOK OMO

Co-Ed Fitness Centre

Box 277, Perdue, SK S0K 3C0

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Phone:306.882.2123 New Patients Welcome!

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

LEGAL SERVICES

www.madgesaskroofing.com Biggar, Sask.

Derek Argue

306-375-7055

OFFICE HOURS

• Bookkeeping • Tax Returns • Financial Statements

Cheryl Irvine @

306-717-2818

FREE ESTIMATES 5-inch continuous eavestrough

CAMPBELL ACCOUNTING SERVICES

306-948-7402

PLUMBING & HEATING

306-951-8004 ARGUE’S

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

ROSETOWN DENTAL

Monday to Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Biggar

Weight Loss & WELLNESS Centre

ACCOUNTING

115 - 1st Avenue West Rosetown, Sask.

HEALTH/WELLNESS

MADGE ROOFING INC.

DENTAL

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

102 - 3rd Ave. W., Biggar

306-948-3346 …serving your community since 1972

306-948-2183

Peszko &Watson

Email: ddolack@sasktel.net Website: www.hrblock.ca

is a full service law office that practices…

306.948.2208

Moonlight Therapy Janet & Candice Moon Colour Energy Therapists …for info & appts

306-948-7682 or 306-948-7128

moonlighttherapy@hotmail.com

INSURANCE

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Criminal Law Commercial Law Family Law Real Estate Law Wills and Estate Law and our lawyers, Jason Peszko Lisa Watson Nicole Hataley

INVESTMENTS

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

look forward to assisting you and can be contacted at:

info@twhfinancial.ca www.twhfinancial.ca

306-948-5352 or 306-244-9865

INVESTMENTS For all your investment needs, Visit…

ÿ Auto & Home Insurance ÿ Farm & Commercial Insurance ÿ Health & Travel Insurance ÿ Life Insurance & Investments ÿ Farm Succession & Estate Planning ÿ Notary Publics Biggar Of¿ce Hours…

Landis Of¿ce Hours:

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

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5 Avenue 106 Street

NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. Shop 306.446.3298

Fax 306.445.4275

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

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

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

Website: www.landisinsurance.ca Email: landis@landisinsurance.ca

“We’ll getcha covered”

Dean McCallum, CFP, CIM, FCSI

Lyndsey Poole

Investment Advisor Credential Securities Inc.

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

Pamela Eaton Mutual Fund Investment Specialist Credential Asset Management Inc.

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


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2016

18 - THE INDEPENDENT, BIGGAR, SK

SERVICES REAL ESTATE

AUTOMOTIVE

SERVICES

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Biggar

306-948-8055 306-948-2710 'BY www.DuaneNeufeldt.com

Locally owned and operated.

Acres of Expertise.

Box 736, Biggar

Jerry Muc Phone: 306-948-2958

Open Monday-Friday

Fax:

Mike Nahorney, Interprovincial Heavy Duty Journeyman Mechanic

HEAVY TRUCK Repair AUTO Repair TIRES Repair BOATS & RVs FULL MOBILE MECHANICAL & TIRES SGI Safety INSPECTION

Teams, Corporate and Personal Attire Judy Kahovec‌ 306-882-4313, cell 306-831-7935

Your authorized

Panasonic, Samsung, LG, Frigidaire, Shaw, Yamaha Audio Dealer; and Your authorized

Cari Perih

SERVICE TRUCK FULL MECHANICAL SERVICE -ON &RIsAM PM phone: Chris

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1st Ave. West, Biggar

Cell: 306-948-7995 Office: 306-867-8380 carip@remax.net

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HAULING

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

Call: 306-948-2101

COURIER

306.237.7671 TROY MAY, owner/operator Fax: 306-237-TROY email: tmay@hotmail.ca Super B outfits hauling grain and fertilizer in Alberta and Saskatchewan

Rockin D Trucking & Cattle

• Cattle hauling with 21 ft. gooseneck trailer • round and large square bale hauling with step-deck or highboy semi-trailers • also buying and selling straw and forage • also machinery hauling Home • 306-948-2037 Alex • 306-948-7291 Dan • 306-948-7843 Biggar, Sask.

BIGGAR COURIER

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

~Brian and Cathy Fick~

Cell: 306-948-7524

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

Phone: 306-948-5678

WYLIE SEED & PROCESSING INC. Canadian Seed Institute Accredited Pedigree, Commercial & Custom Cleaning FULL line of Cleaning Equipment including Gravity Table

Excellent Quality at a Reasonable Price! For all your Cereal and Pulse Cleaning Call: Bill: Dale:

Custom Grain and Fertilizer Hauling Darren Diehl

306-262-5980 Biggar

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

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

216 Main St., Biggar

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Biggar Sand & Gravel • trenching • trucking • water & sewer • sand & gravel • excavating Office ‌

306-948-5455

Open: Mon.-Fri.

JOHN G. SMITH

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703 - 4th Ave. E., Biggar (just off Truck Route)

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Junk Removal, Small Moves, pick up and delivery

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Danny Vogelsang

306-222-6081 Landscaping, Snow Removal, Topsoil, Clay, Gravel, Sand Bobcats, Excavator, Gravel Truck Serving Perdue and area for the past 10 years

Biggar, Sask. Brody Ellis, Sever Ellis, Stetler Heather

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Call today for a FREE estimate!

GOLDBURG GRAVEL LTD. • Pit Run • Base Gravel • Road Gravel • Crushed Rock • Top Soil

Certified Scale and Ticketed Loads Serving Rosetown & Biggar areas Phone‌ Leam Craig

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THE INDEPENDENT, BIGGAR, SK - 19

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2016

GRONDIN FUNERAL SERVICES and our area churches extends an

OPEN INVITATION to you, your family and friends to join others in this community who have experienced a loss, to come and renew your spirit and honour your loved ones.

“BLUE CHRISTMAS” Service of Remembrance BIGGAR… Monday, December 12 • 7:00 p.m. Biggar Associated Gospel Church ~all religious denominations welcome~ Local enquiries: Grondin Funeral Services • 306-948-2669 “Our family serving your family since 1963”

SANTA CLAUS DAY SATURDAY, DEC. 10

• Santa arrives at 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the BIGGAR LEGION HALL, 118 Main St., Biggar

• FREE movie “The Polar Express” at The Majestic Theatre, 2:30 p.m. …sponsored by Royal Canadian Legion, Biggar Branch

Cari Perih, REALTOR® Cell: 306-948-7995

carip@remax.net

SoldByCari.ca Residential Property for Sale (MLS®)...

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202 8th Ave West $360,000 135 Wright Cres. $349,900 408 5th Ave East NEW $348,000 415 4th Ave East $335,000 419 5th Ave West $333,000 112 8th Ave West $299,000 120 Wright Cres $299,000 McCarty Acreage $244,500 421 4th Ave West $260,000 106 5th Ave West $249,900 527 8th Ave West $230,000 410 4th Ave West $219,900 409 3rd Ave East REDUCED $215,000 110 6th Ave West $199,000 305 3rd Ave East $194,000 313 6th Ave West $169,000 303 4th Ave West $129,000 103 5th Ave East $124,900 220 3rd Ave West NEW $121,000 602 Main Street $ 99,900 216 4th Ave West $ 79,500 305 & 307 4th Ave West $ 79,000 230 2nd Ave East $ 65,000 107 5th Ave West $ 63,000 201 5th Ave East $ 35,000 Out of town properties... 102 2nd Ave West

$ 55,000

Shoreline Realty Office: 306-867-8380/306-856-0066 Not intended to solicit properties already listed for sale. Each office is independently owned and operated.

A little knowledge fills an empty stomach . . . Kids in the Kitchen instructor Marilee Sapsford, left, gives some junior chefs a tip during the last session of the popular class. Cooking healthy, the kids make some pretty tasty dishes - move over Jamie Oliver! (Independent Photo by Kevin Brautigam)

Single Malt Scotch and Pork I am a scotch drinker. This is something I am quite proud of as I have invested a lot of money and time in sipping, tasting, and savouring many different types of Scottish grain whisky. With the holiday season fast approaching I am certain that I won’t be the only one celebrating the company of loved ones with a glass (or more) of this wonderful oak aged spirit. Years ago, a recipe in my test kitchen was born when I discovered the intensely smoky single malt scotch called Laphroaig (pronounced Lafroyg). At the time, the peat smoke in this single malt was too overwhelming for me and my Fatherin-law, but over the years I have acquired a deep fondness for it. Back then however, we had this bottle of Laphroaig and because we didn’t feel up to drinking it, I decided to cook with it. Pork was the ideal choice of meat as beef would be too overpowering. I played with the flavours of the scotch by marrying them up with a combination of chicken stock, fresh lemon juice and the sweetness of honey to balance everything out. A bit of heavy cream added and reduced down makes for a perfect finishing syrupy touch. Chicken would also be fine in this recipe, but because of salmonella bacteria in chicken, please make sure it is cooked to a minimum of 165 degrees Fahrenheit,

or 71 degrees Celsius. Now with the fondness of Laphroaig dear to my heart, and my taste buds, this has become my alltime favourite scotch cooking recipe. I highly recommend Laphroaig for this recipe as its intense peat smoke comes shining through in the recipe whereas o t h e r milder scotches would be lost. Happy Cooking! If you are interested in joining me in Scotland next summer, please visit my Web site. Pork Medallions in Single Malt Pan Sauce (From page 131 of Chef Dez’s new book The Best In Your Kitchen) “Makes four portions (three medallions each). Live like the Scots - Scotch is for cooking too!” 1-pound (500g) pork tenderloin(s); 2 tsp canola oil; Salt and pepper; 1/2 cup chicken broth; 1/4 cup peaty single malt scotch; Juice of 1/2 lemon; 1 tbsp liquid honey; 1/4 cup whipping cream. 1.) Cut the tenderloin(s) into 12 equal sized medallions, approximately one

half inch to three quarter inch thickness. Toss with the oil and season both sides with salt and pepper. 2.) Heat a heavy bottomed pan over medium high heat. 3.) When the pan is hot add the medallions and sear them for approximately two to three minutes on each side. 4.) Add the chicken stock to the pan to deglaze (stir briefly to remove the browned bits off the pan into the sauce). 5.) Add the Scotch carefully and ignite with a Chef Dez long match or lighter. Flambé until the flames subside. Remove the medallions and set them aside. 6.) Add the lemon juice, honey and cream to the pan. Continue to boil until syrupy and desired sauce consistency. Remove from heat, lightly season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve immediately poured over the reserved medallions. Send your food/cooking questions to dez@ chefdez.com or P.O. Box 2674, Abbotsford, B.C., V2T 6R4. Chef Dez is a Food Columnist, Culinary Travel Host and Cookbook Author. Visit him at chefdez.com.

Chef Dez on cooking


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2016

20 - THE INDEPENDENT, BIGGAR, SK

Nationals vs Kerrobert November 25 Scoring summary Period 1: Tigers at 17:21 -- Brent Flahr (Jeremy Boyer, Quenton Mur-

phy); Nationals at 8:21 - Travis Granbois (Kevin Fick, Joe Bristow); Tigers at 8:03 - Jeremy Boyer (Riley Anderson).

Period 2: Tigers at 15:56 - Bret Peppler (Jeremy Boyer, Jorden Braid); Nationals at 13:36 - Joe Bristow (Curtis Pie-

Don Mathies BIGGAR ASSOCIATED GOSPEL CHURCH

CHRISTMAS BANQUET FRIDAY, Dec. 2 @ Biggar

Community Hall Punch…5:30 p.m. Dinner…6:30 p.m.

Purchase tickets at Weasie’s Gourmet Blends, $25 per person Prairie Branches Enterprises is hosting the 2nd Annual Gingerbread House Competition. Houses will be showcased at our

Gingerbread

OPEN HOUSE WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14 t6 to 9 p.m. Prairie Branches Building, Wilkie

“OVER $1000 IN PRIZES TO BE WON!” Sponsored by: Golden Mobility, Saskatoon TNT Plumbing and Heating, Wilkie Gold Eagle Casino, North Battleford Nutters, North Battleford North Battleford Aquatic Centre Delta Co-op Entry forms and rules are available on our website at www.prairiebranches.ca or stop by the office in Wilkie, 104-7th Ave. West.

For more information call us at 306-843-2088. Registration deadline is Friday December 9th at 4 p.m.

Event is OPEN to the public! Everyone is welcome!

Join us for raffles, music, “Open Mike” Karaoke in memory of Michael Gutting, refreshments and Christmas cheer. Come out to VIEW AND VOTE at the showcase of Gingerbread Houses. i

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National Kevin Fick races a Kindersley Red Lion at the Jubilee, November 26. Fick put in a two-point night - goal and an assist - in the 5-2 National win. (Independent Photo by Kevin Brautigam)

cowye); Nationals at 11:18 - Joe Bristow (Zack Wourms, Travis Granbois). Period 3: Tigers at 18:43 - Bret Peppler (Jeremy Boyer, Jorden Braid); Tigers at 13:54 - Logan Wack (unassisted); Nationals at 2:16 - Matt Bourgeois (Travis Granbois, Curtis Piecowye); Tigers at 0:35 - Jeremy Boyer (Bret Peppler). Penalty Summary Period 1:Nationals at 11:50 - Kyle Endicott, slashing (2); Tigers at 10:14 - Quenton Murphy, hooking (2); Nationals at 6:25 - Joe Bristow, slashing (2); Nationals at 6:25 - Joe Bristow, slashing (2); Tigers at 6:25 - Quenton Murphy, slashing (2); Nationals at 6:15 - Kyle Endicott, roughing (2). Period 2: Tigers at 14:40

unsportsmanlike conduct (2); Tigers at 9:52 - Brett Riendeau, checking from behind (2); Tigers at 9:52 - Brett Riendeau, game misconduct; Nationals at 8:30 - Mike Ferguson, slew foot (4); Tigers at 8:30 - Grant Smith, roughing (2); Nationals at 8:30 - Mike Ferguson, game misconduct; Tigers at 6:15 - Jeremy Boyer, roughing(2); Tigers at 4:08 - Quenton Murphy, cross checking (2).

- Brett Riendeau, interference (2); Tigers at 9:56 - Garret Smith, elbowing (2). Period 3: Tigers at 16:30 - Brett Riendeau, roughing (2); Tigers at 15:08 - Steven Schraefel, cross checking (2); Nationals at 13:13 - Liam Boyle, roughing (2); Tigers at 13:13 - Dan Mitchell, roughing(2); Nationals at 12:26 - Ryan Robillard, hooking (2); Nationals at 10:29 - Joe Bristow,

Biggar Nationals Player Stats #

Player

G

A PTS PIM

4 9 10 11 12 14 16 18 35 20 27 61 89

Liam Boyle Kevin Fick Zach Wourms Mike Ferguson Travis Granbois Keaton Silvernagle Kyle Endicott Curtis Piecowye Clark McNulty Ryan Robillard Joe Bristow Dylan Haynes Matt Bourgeois

0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1

0 1 1 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0

0 1 1 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 1

2 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 0 2 6 0 0

Biggar Nationals Goalie Stats #

Player

MIN

SH

SV

1

Ryan Kerpan (L)

59:00

41

36

17

Maverick Gillespie (B)

0:00

0

0

Scoring Nationals Tigers

1 1 2

2 2 1

3 1 3

Total 4 6

Shots Nationals Tigers

1 14 19

2 19 14

3 9 9

Total 42 42

Power Plays Nationals Tigers

0 for 12 0 for 9


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