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The Unifor strike continues at SaskTel, where workers were not allowed to return to work after job action on Oct. 4.

Unifor, province still at an impasse By Devin Wilger Staff Writer Some people are back to work, but the battle between Unifor and the province continues. On Friday, Oct. 4, workers from SaskTel, SaskPower,

SaskEnergy, SaskWater, the Water Security Agencies and two SaskTel subsidiaries went on strike. The majority of workers headed back to work on Oct. 8, though negotiations had still reached an impasse. The exception was SaskTel, which

will not allow workers back until there is a completed collective agreement. In a release, they stated that only having 24 hours notice before the strike could resume would be too much uncertainty, as SaskTel needs 48 hours to prepare for a strike.

The sticking point is wages. The government’s proposal is a five per cent wage increase over the next five years. Minister of Finance Donna Harpaur released the following statement. “As strike action commences among seven Unifor bar-

gaining units, our government would like to thank the crown employers and essential employees who are working together to ensure that essential services remain in place. “We continue to believe that strike action is not in the best

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Community Foundation launched By Calvin Daniels Staff Writer The Yorkton & District Community Foundation was officially unveiled Wednesday evening at the Yorkton Chamber of Commerce Business

Dinner. The Foundation is a registered public foundation connecting donors to organizations and causes that benefit the community, explained its chair Sharon Tropin. In general, Community

Foundations gather donations which are pooled and invested, with the interest earned distributed as grants to local registered charities to address community needs. Tropin said there

has been talk of a local foundation dating back almost a decade, and now it is in place. Tropin said the foundation is not looking to replace the many fine charities already in place.

“What we offer is an option,” she said. Community foundations offer a way to leave a legacy which will benefit the community long into the future. “There are many community needs as you all

know,” said Tropin. As such the donations that are accepted range from monthly, to bequeathments, to onetime donations which can include cash, bonds, real estate, etc., making

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Attitude change positive for Sask. By Calvin Daniels Staff Writer Change is inevitable, the question is how do we adapt to that change? In Saskatchewan we did not always adapt

well, suggested Yorkton Chamber of Commerce Business Dinner speaker John Gormley. In the not so distant past “change resistance ... held us back ... The negative attitude ...



for a long time defined Saskatchewan,” suggested the well-known talk show host and former MP. Gormley said he does appreciate for decades the province was influ-

enced by those who lived through the hardships of the depression that left many fearing “it was only a matter of time before things get back to the 1930s ... It was in the DNA.”


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That fear was often unfounded. Gormley said in most cases whatever we feared might occur with change was never as bad in reality. But, it was time to stop

looking in the rear view mirror at the ‘30s. “I think we can leave 90-years ago behind,” said Gormley. But, how Saskatchewan reacts to

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interests of crown corporations, employees, or the people of Saskatchewan. We believe that the employer offer of five percent over five years respects the hard work of crown employees while balancing the fiscal reality of our province, and we remain hopeful that an agreement can be reached at the bargaining

table in good faith.” Unifor, meanwhile, wants a wage increase that follows the rate of inflation, or approximately two per cent per year. In announcing their return to work, Unifor took a dig at Premier Scott Moe, criticizing him for leaving the province.

“Scott Moe gave himself a raise with taxpayers money, while creating a major service disruption across the province. At the first sign of trouble he promptly left for a trade junket to Asia,” said Unifor National President Jerry Dias, adding, “Real leaders accept responsibility for their actions, roll up their sleeves, and actively work to find a solution.”

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change is itself changing, reasoned Gormley. The reason is the emergence of millennials, a group in society who have grown up through a time of rapid change so are used to it, and immigrants, who have taken the big step of accepting change in moving to a new country. “The act of immigrating is the ultimate opportunity seeking in a positive way,” Gormley told Yorkton This Week. The very act of moving to a new country suggests a confidence in what change can bring, he added. “It’s their plan for things to be better,” said Gormley, who noted immigration rates to the province are at levels today not seen in the previous 100 years. The influence of millennials and immigrants is being felt most keenly in Saskatchewan in recent years because the population has seen growth, said Gormley. Young people are staying in the province, and immigrants are choosing Saskatchewan. The dual change is having a positive impact on how change is perceived here. In this era change is rapid, said Gormley, adding “the accelerated rate of change creates vola-

tility,” making it more important than ever to be adaptive as a province. Gormley said how we as a province deal with change will impact what this province looks like in the future. “What are the takeaways as we adjust to change?” he asked during a pre-presentation interview with Yorkton This Week. The key one might be that the new acceptance of change puts Saskatchewan in a better position in what Gormley noted “is a very small world” which increasingly shows “there is very little unique about Saskatchewan anymore.” It has helped in being more comfortable with change in Saskatchewan as the province itself has changed, moving from one largely reliant of only agriculture, to one that is today a three-legged economy diversified with mining and oil and gas, said Gormley, a situation which leaves the economy buffered as generally at least one of the three sectors is strong. “You can usually bank on one of the legs to get you through,” he said. Saskatchewan is actually a rather small place in terms of the world, with only 1/15 of one per cent of the

John Gormley spoke at the Yorkton Chamber of Commerce Business Dinner. world’s population. But, the province is still influential in terms of trade, said Gormley. It starts in agriculture where Saskatchewan has 48 per cent of the arable land in Canada. From that land base the province has two-thirds of world trade in lentils, 54 per cent on peas, 34 per cent in durum and 32


per cent of flax. Saskatchewan is also the number one exporter of potash, and number

two in uranium, offered Gormley. With a greater capacity to accept and deal

with change come opportunities to build on what Saskatchewan is already doing.

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the process flexible to meet a person’s specific requirements. “Charitable gifts of any size are welcome,” she said, adding later “... You can give once and it lasts forever.” Tropin explained the local organization has a partnership agreement with Saskatoon Community Foundation which secures expertise to maximize investment returns and to administer the fund. The Saskatoon group has existed for more than 50 years and currently manages endowment funds in excess of $41.9 million, and in 2018 distributed $3.46 million in grants. Closer to home the Family and Friends Community Foundation serves Langenburg, Churchbridge and Spy Hill, and manages some $1.5 million, and in 2019 made grants of $49,581, said Tropin. Looking forward Tropin said the new Foundation has some aggressive goals in terms of fundraising. They have

Community Foundation Chair Sharon Tropin a goal of $100,000 by the end of March in 2020, with $500,000 by the end of next year, and $6 million in 10-years. The $6 million would allow for annual grants of about $220,000. As it is, Tropin said the

Foundation plans to be in a position to present its first grants by March 2021. There are more than 190 community foundations with membership in Community Foundations of Canada.

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Politics Canada’s first female Prime Minister was pilloried a quarter century ago for saying: “An election is no time to discuss serious issues.” But she was likely right back in 1993. And she may be even more right in 2019. Consider the two issues you’ve heard the most about during this campaign: One of them would clearly be Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wearing brown face and black face makeup as younger man and a teenager. And he other issue would be whether or not Conservative leader Andrew Scheer was forthright about actually having a Saskatchewan Insurance broker’s license — something he has since admitted was not the case, notwithstanding past claims by him and his party. This is not to suggest we should discount the news value in either — especially in the middle of an election campaign where what’s deemed consequential news widens significantly. In the case of Trudeau’s brownface/blackface, it is news any time a public figure and especially one aspiring to represent us to other nations does something like this. Moreover, such issues have heightened news value when there is an element of hypocrisy and the Trudeau’s Liberals have had little problems implying that the Conservative Party and especially the People’s Party of Canada have racist elements within their ranks. Similarly, Scheer and his party embellished the Conservative leader’s resume while the Conservatives are running a campaign against Trudeau under the theme “not as advertised.” Maybe it’s a stretch for the Liberals to now imply Scheer did something illegal by passing himself off as broker. Cetainly, there really is no evidence he acted as an independent, licensed broker. But it is surely fair to consider this to be wrong and hypocritical, given the Conservative campaign against Trudeau. That said, there’s always a lot wrong in election campaigns and we need to keep the focus on what’s most important to our future than what’s simply trite. What’s become the biggest problem during this particular federal campaign is that we aren’t really having a meaningful conversation on those more important issues. Despite everyone knowing the set election date of Oct. 21, all sides are getting away with presenting platforms that aren’t properly costed. This shouldn’t happen. As campaign attempt to buy your votes with things like subsidies to buy your homes, let you go camping or help pay for your kids’ hockey or music lessons, there just hasn’t been enough about much all of this will add to the public debt. However, what’s more unproductively frustrating is that are not listening to each other _ even when it comes to what voters deem to be the most critical issues. According to University of Saskatchewan poll taken just prior to the start of this campaign, the economy was cited as the most important issue (12 per cent of voters) with the environment closely behind (11 per cent). However, both sides seem frustrated by this. From those more on the environmental side demanding governments and political parties do more to address the increase in greenhouse gas emissions causing increased global warming, we are hearing frustrations that their views are not being heard. But equally frustrated are those in resource, agriculture and other sectors that drive the economy and create tax revenue we need to run government. As Dan Cugnet, chair of Valleyview Petroleums Ltd. argued: “It’s not just the carbon tax killing us.” Combined with a downturn in the world oil market and increased drilling in the U.S., Canadian oil is suffering. Cugnet said. And that directly affects the Canadian and Saskatchewan economy. Yet in this federal campaign about the less consequential matters, you likely haven’t heard enough thoughtful dialogue on these issues. Kim Campbell was likely right. An election seems a poor time to discuss serious issues. Murray Mandryk has been covering provincial politics for over 22 years.

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To proclaim, or not to proclaim, that is the question


f you follow the workings of Yorkton Council in these pages on a regular basis you will be aware that groups and organizations regularly appear before Council seeking to have a day, a week, or a month proclaimed to highlight particular things. The most recent meeting held Sept. 30, was rather typical in that regard. Three verbal requests were made. Parkland Right to Life made a proclamation request asking Council to proclaim Respect for Life Week, the Ministry of Agriculture made a request to have October declared as Agriculture Month in the City of Yorkton, and the City’s own Assistant Director of Environmental Services made a proclamation request – to have Waste Reduction Week in the city. Two of the three requests would pass, the third was simply received and filed. In the past when Council has chosen to make such declarations they have been by unanimous vote. This time around Mayor Bob Maloney sat opposed to both the declaration of Agriculture Month and of Waste Reduction Week. In both instances Maloney was quick to tell the associated presenters he was not opposed to the actual efforts of either, but had come to the personal conclusion that Council should not be “in the business” of making proclamations. It is a position that has some interesting ramifications. To begin with, Maloney’s position is likely to bring about a review of the City’s role in terms of making proclamations on a regular basis. That process is a good one regardless of the ultimate decision. It is never a bad thing for Council to occasionally take a new look at how it carries out its business. Asking the question about whether they should be picking and choosing which groups or activities are worthy of a City proclamation, and which are things Council

should not be weighing in on is a good process to undertake. Certainly the City is not going to grind to a halt if Waste Reduction Week was not officially proclaimed by Council. The activities associated with the week would continue to go on, and Council could spend that time looking at other issues. Ditto Agriculture Month. It is obvious agriculture is an important sector in terms of the city, and that will be the case with, or without future proclamations. But politically, it gets a bit dicier for the members of Council when members of the Royal Canadian Legion come calling to have Veterans’ Week given the sacrifices our armed forces have made on our behalf. Or when the Kinsmen Club asks that the City proclaim Kin Week in recognition of all the good work that service club has done locally through the years. Maloney may well be right that Council shouldn’t be in the proclamation business, but they have been passing them for decades as a way to mark good efforts, hardworking clubs, important economic sectors, and more. If Council moves away from proclamations, as they have previously done in ending flag raising to promote certain groups and events, they will need to backfill the gap they will leave in marking local good works with something. What that is, and how it might work, would be part of the review process that seems timely. It is also a process that should have public input. Voters elect Councils with certain expectations. Is making proclamations something the public sees as important? A question that deserves an answer in any process that is forthcoming. You have to respect Maloney for taking a stand, but what happens as a result of that stance is far from clear at this time.


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Facing the storm by Tim Shoults It’s hard to get the sense of just how big something is when you’re right in the middle of it. In the summer of 1987, a massive tornado passed right through Edmonton, Alta., killing dozens of people on its way through. My family lived on the other side of town, far from the main tornado. But a second funnel cloud started to form near us. When we saw the entire sky turn green and start to circle itself, we ran for the basement. It sounded like the end of the world was going on above us as we huddled there. But as the wind subsided and we emerged a half-hour later, all that was left was a lawn covered in golfball sized chunks of hail – not a sign in the sky of what we thought would

be total disaster. Sometimes, when I look at my chosen trade of community media, I think about that. There’s no doubt we are in the midst of a storm. Will it sweep us aside or pass us by? This week, as we celebrate National Newspaper Week, it’s a good time to contemplate that storm, and our place in it. When people ask me how the newspaper business is doing – and when they do, they often use that same tone of voice you hear when you’re asked about an aging relative who’s been in the hospital – I usually answer with one word: “Exciting!” Yes, sometimes I may add “And terrifying!” to that, depending on the day. But even on those

days, it’s an amazing time to be in our line of work. We’ve got more readers than ever – nearly 9 out of 10 Canadians read community media between print and digital every week, according to the latest research from News Media Canada. And we have more ways than ever to reach them. When breaking news happens in our community, we can write a story, post it to our website and link to it on social media, add some video and maybe even make a podcast about it, while at the same time printing thousands of copies of it on recycled trees and put it at thousands of doorsteps the next morning. The problem is how it all gets paid for. The local advertising dollars which support that local journalism, are being sucked up by two mas-

sive foreign corporations – Facebook and Google. Between them, they take 75 per cent of the online advertising revenue in Canada. There’s no doubt the power of Facebook and Google have to reach local people in the community. But you won’t see a reporter from Google in your city council chambers. And Facebook won’t sponsor your community’s campaign to build that new arts centre. And it’s not just our business model that’s been disrupted. The local businesses who support us with their advertising also face disruption from that same media. Ask any retailer who’s seen someone come into their store to look at a product, then pull out their phone and order that product from Amazon right in front of

them. The definition of community has changed dramatically. It used to be defined simply by geography. Now the internet and the rise of social media has redefined community to be anyone, connected anywhere by shared interest. But geographic community – where we choose to live – still matters. And it needs support. Reading local, and making deliberate choices to shop local, is how to do it. That’s our shelter from the storm. So on this National Newspaper Week, please go to our new website,, to sign a pledge of support and send a message—to Canadian businesses, advertisers, to all levels of government, to newspaper journalists and all Canadians—that what we do matters, now more than ever. Thanks for your support, and for the privilege of supporting our community by telling its stories. Tim Shoults is VicePresident, Content and Audience Development for Glacier Media, which publishes more than 45 community newspapers and websites across Western Canada.

Letter to the Editor Big thank you to garden vendors Dear Editor: Yorkton Gardener’s Market would like to send roses to all of the 19 vendors who came out this year from July 20 - September 28 on Saturdays from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Melrose Ave. and Simpson St. A basket full of roses to the community for your continued support. Thank you to Gail


Taking out the recycling

It will now be easier to recycle when in downtown Yorkton. An initiative shared between the City’s Environmental Services Department and the Environmental Committee, SARCAN and YBID, the new recycling bins will be attached to existing bins, and give people the opportunity to put things in the recycling while enjoying the outdoors.

for the treats and coffee she brought for all of the vendors at the last market for the year. Enjoyed by all! Thank you for another successful year. We are already looking forward to seeing everyone next year. Glen Tymiak, Chairperson Yorkton Gardener’s Market

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The Yorkton Salvation Army was the host to a LEGO and puzzle night on Oct. 4. People of all ages, from the very young to seniors, were invited to the Salvation Army church on Booth St. to build, create and assemble, with puzzles, LEGO and colouring projects all on offer to enjoy.





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Council Meeting Monday, October 21, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Call for Applications - City of Yorkton Environmental Committee CIVIC RECOGNITION AWARDS CALL FOR NOMINATIONS The City City of Yorkton’s Awards annually acknowledge and reward thosethose who who The Yorkton’sCivic CivicRecognition Recognition Awards annually acknowledge and reward have contributionsthrough through various capacities within City limits. Nominations have outstanding outstanding contributions various capacities within City limits. Nominations will will be received the public and recipients selected for the in awards in three categories: be received fromfrom the public and recipients selected for the awards three categories: 

Adult Civic Recognition – Presented to a citizen to recognize the selfless support the individual has made towards the betterment of the City of Yorkton

Youth Civic Recognition – Presented to a citizen, under the age of eighteen (18) years old prior to December 31 of the current year, to recognize contributions made by the individual towards the betterment of the City of Yorkton.

Group Civic Recognition – Presented to two (2) or more individuals belonging/involved in an organized group that contributes towards the betterment of the City of Yorkton.

Call for nominations by is open for the period October 1 – 31, 2019. Nomination forms are available to pick up at the City Clerk’s Office City Hall, or by download from the City of Yorkton website: . Nomination forms may be submitted online on the City of Yorkton website, by mail, email, or hand delivered to: City Hall c/o City Clerk’s Office – 2nd Floor 37 Third Avenue North P.O. Box 400 Yorkton, Saskatchewan S3N 2W3 Email:

Would you like to contribute to advising and assisting City Council on various matters with respect to water treatment, wastewater treatment and solid waste management of interest to you? If so, the City of Yorkton is looking for volunteers to sit on the Environmental Committee. Information on the purpose of the Environmental Committee and Member duties are available on the City’s website at pdf/9-2011-appointment-of-anenvironmental-committee.pdf . Further questions may be directed to the Mayor’s Office at (306)786-1717. If you are interested in volunteering for this committee, please submit a brief letter (500 words or less) indicating why you are interested, and what you believe you can contribute to the committee. Please include your full contact information (name, address, phone number, email), and submit by one of the following: 1. Email to 2. Mail or Hand Deliver a submission to: City of Yorkton c/o City Clerk’s Office 2nd Floor – 37 Third Avenue N. P.O. Box 400 Yorkton, SK. S3N 2W3 3. Complete an online submission form Deadline for applications is November 1, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. Those selected for appointment will be contacted by the Office of the City Clerk, and announced at the November 12, 2019 Council Meeting. **Committee member applicants should be residents of Yorkton, however those residing outside of City limits may be given special consideration.** 2016 Construction Darlington Street Overpass Rehabilitation Project

The Darlington Street Overpass Rehabilitation Project started Wednesday, May 29. The project includes repairs to the overpass Dracup Avenue North structure and roadway resurfacing. Highway 9 from York Road to Starting M ay 2, 2016 the Roadways Reconstruction will begin on Dracup North from Darlington Smith Street will completely closed. to York Please follow all road closures and detours.Local and Canora traffic has been rerouted to Dracup Avenue and Smith Street; through traffic Dracup Avenue North Completion Project (York Road to Darlington Street) along Queen Street and Highways 10 and 52. Expected completion ost underground infrastructure improvements and construction of the new roadbed were date is FallM2019, weather permitting. completed in 2015. •

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Roadway preparation work began in mid April, including replacement of the short section of water main at the north end of the street and construction of some additional of new catch basins. Grading and roadway preparation is slated to begin M ay 1 and is expected to take approximately two weeks. Concrete paving of the roadway will then get underway around M ay 24 and is expected to be completed by July 1, weather permitting.


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Council Meeting Monday, October 21, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.


City of Yorkton’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

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9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Public Works Shop, 85 York Road East **This program is open to local residents only** NOT ACCEPTED


All containers must be labelled. ADHESIVES – contact cement, glue, sealer, caulking AEROSOLS – spray paint, lubricants, hair spray, insect repellant, cleaners AUTOMOTIVE – used oil, oil filters, antifreeze, carburetor cleaner, batteries, fuel, windshield wiper solution, transmission fluid, brake fluid, empty oil containers and pails BATTERIES – automotive, alkali, NiCad, lithium, leadacid CLEANERS – floor, carpet, clothing, oven, glass, car wax, disinfectants CYLINDERS – propane, helium, oxygen, acetylene, fire extinguishers CORROSIVES – drain cleaner, degreasers, ammonia, battery acid, oven cleaner, muriatic acid FUELS – gasoline, diesel, kerosene, oil/gas mixture LIGHT BULBS & BALLASTS – fluorescent light ballasts (with or without PCBs), light bulbs, light tubes MERCURY – elemental mercury, mercury thermometers, thermostats OXIDIZING CHEMICALS – chlorine, bleach, pool chemicals, fertilizer, hydrogen peroxide PAINT* - paint, stain, primer, thinner, sealer, empty containers PESTICIDES & FERTILIZERS** – home and garden pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, rodent killer, fertilizer PHARMACEUTICALS & COSMETICS – prescription and over-the counter medicines, cosmetics, nail polish remover SOLVENTS – Varsol, paint thinner, naphtha, acetone, toluene, xylene, alcohols, benzene, glue remover OTHER MATERIALS – asbestos (must be triple contained), railway ties, photographic chemicals, matches, lighters, mothballs, pet supplies, septic tank chemicals, wood preservatives, autobody filler, roof and driveway sealer

BIOLOGICAL OR INFECTIOUS WASTE COMPRESSED GASES – other than those specified as accepted ELECTRONICS – accepted at SARCAN EXPLOSIVES – gun powder, flares, ammunition PCB MATERIALS – other than fluorescent light ballasts RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS – including ionization chamber-type smoke detectors UNLABELED CHEMICALS USED TIRES WEAPONS * Paint and stain can also be taken to the SARCAN Recycling Depot located at 144 Ball Road.

** Agricultural chemicals will not be accepted. For further information on disposal of agricultural hazardous waste visit: or contact GFL Environmental at 306.244.9500. Commercial and industrial waste will not be accepted. Contact GFL Environmental at 306.244.9500 for commercial and industrial hazardous waste management services.


Leftover paint and empty paint cans are accepted without charge at the SARCAN recycling depot in Yorkton (located at 144 Ball Road). A complete list of items accepted under the Saskatchewan Paint Recycling Program can be found on SARCAN’s website. Paint that is not accepted through the SARCAN program can be dropped off at the Household Hazardous Waste Event.


Electronics are accepted without charge at the SARCAN recycling depot in Yorkton (located at 144 Ball Road). Residents and businesses can drop off:  Desktop and portable computers  Computer equipment (keyboards, mice, cables and internal components)  Desktop printers and fax machines, displays (TV’s, computer monitors)  Microwaves  Audio / video systems (personal or portable, vehicle, home)  Cellular and Non-cellular telephones

Other Recycling Opportunities in the Community Appliances (no microwaves)

White metals accepted at Yorkton Metal or Smith Steel after freon removal. Freon removal at Penguin Refrigeration.

Batteries (automotive)

Accepted at Yorkton Metal and Smith Steel.

Used motor oil, containers and filters; fluorescent bulbs, used antifreeze and antifreeze containers

SaskAbilities Recyclability Depot (180 Ball Rd.).


Garages including Canadian Tire, Kal Tire, and Quality Tire.

Concrete, asphalt, shingles and clean wood

GR Poier & Sons Green Center (located south of the City of Yorkton landfill)

Empty chemical containers

Must be triple rinsed. Accepted at Ag Retailers.

Ink Cartridges, household batteries, pens, markers

Accepted at Staples.

Cell phones

Accepted at SaskTel & Staples.

Batteries: (Rechargeable batteries, alkaline/single use batteries)

Accepted at Canadian Tire, Staples, and ListenUp Canada

For more information, visit, call the Environmental Services Department at (306) 828-2470 or email

Fire Protective Services will also be on site providing sharps waste disposal! This includes disposal of needles & injectors.

Bottle/Can Recycling Baskets On City Centre Park Garbage Cans New bottle/can recycling baskets are now part of the City Centre Park garbage cans. The bottle baskets are an initiative of the City’s Environmental Services Department and the Environmental Committee, SARCAN and YBID. Eight more baskets for bottle and can recycling will be installed on downtown garbage receptacles, with the possibility of further expansion of the program in the future. Receptacles of this type are used in many cities across Canada, and are designed to be self-sustaining. This means that if individuals wish to collect and recycle the bottles and cans to places like SARCAN it is easy and possible to do so. Otherwise, YBID sidewalk cleaners will be picking up the recycling items.

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Foodbank given great support

The Salvation Army is once again thankful for the support the local community has given its foodbank. A Community Fall Food Drive hosted at the Parkland Mall saw 473 pounds of food collected, said Lieutenant Samuel Tim. In addition $725 in cash and gift certificates were collected which will be used to buy more food. “It was a huge success for

a first of its kind in the city,” said Tim, who added while he shouldn’t be after two years in the city, he was still surprised “by how giving people are here.” In terms of giving, Tim said the ‘Growing Kindness Campaign’ has also gone very well this year. The campaign, the idea of Carrie Olson, encouraged people with gardens to grow a little extra to donate to the

food bank, and since July there has been a steady stream of fresh produce, said Tim. Tim said the idea was twofold, beginning with the conscious effort it took for gardeners to “think of the foodbank” even before planting the garden. And, of course the fresh produce; ranging from carrots and beets to tomatoes, squash and zucchini, was a great addition to the food bank, said Tim, who

noted often fresh produce is the last thing on the grocery list for those on a tight budget. “It’s been a success helping people make healthier choices,” he said. While the foodbank is a year-round effort, Tim said the Salvation Army is already gearing up for its annual Christmas campaign. The process actually starts earlier this year, with applica-

tions for Christmas hampers beginning to be taken Oct. 15. “We want to make sure nobody is left behind,” said Tim. Applications are available at the foodbank, as well as other locations in the city and region which will be finalized in the next couple of weeks. In 2018, the Salvation gave toys out to 114 children, and seasonal food hampers to 109 families.

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Council Meeting Monday, October 21, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Highway 9 Bridge Project 2019 Construction 2016 Construction

Construction of a new Bridge on Highway 9, one half mile north of York Starting M ay 2, 2016is the Roadways Reconstruction will begin onwill Dracup North from Darlington Road underway. The bridge allow to York Road. Please follow all road closures and detours. replacement of aging culverts beneath the highway with a Project much (York larger capacity Dracup Avenue North Completion Road to Darlington Street) open channel waterway. The culverts M ost underground infrastructure improvements and construction the new roadbed were currently handle most storm waterofoutflow completed in 2015. from Yorkton into Yorkton Creek, and can create a bottleneck heavy rain • Roadway preparation work began in mid during April, including replacement of the short section of water main at During the north end of the street and construction of traffic some additional of new events. bridge construction, catch basins. has been diverted to a temporary roadway • Grading and roadway preparation is slated to begin M ay 1 and is expected to take on the two east side of the highway, and is approximately weeks. • Concrete paving of the single roadway will then getonly. underway aroundis M aythe 24 and is expected alternating lane This to be completed by July 1, weather permitting. case in most highway bridge construction projects. Please be patient and obey ***Insert Dracup Avenue The North Reconstruction here signage. project isMapscheduled for completion in late fall. Dracup Avenue North

City of Yorkton Street Sweeping Map

Fall Street Sweeping gets underway Monday, October 7, starting in the southwest corner of the city in Section 1 and moving eastward. Fall sweeping will take roughly three weeks. It is very difficult to predict how quickly areas will be swept as conditions vary and equipment breakdowns sometimes occur. If possible, please do not park on the street until you see that your area has been swept, that will assist in efficient cleaning.

Watch for updates on the areas currently being swept on FB. Please contact the Public Works Department at 306-786-1760 if you require further information.

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Army Reserves host open house By Devin Wilger Staff Writer What’s going on at the Yorkton Armoury? Brett Kuzek, troop commander for 64 Battery, 10 Field Artillery Regiment, the reserve unit based at the Armoury, knows that many people don’t know, and that’s the goal of the annual open house, held Oct. 5. It opens the doors and displays them to the public, letting the community at large know what the army reserves are all about. “It was an initiative set out to basically show us to the public. There are people within our community that are a part of the Canadian armed forces, and it’s surprising how little is known about us.” Part of a larger Canadian Armed Forces initiative to promote the army reserves, the goal of the open house is to promote and inform. Kuzek said that they have a long history in Yorkton, but he regularly talks to people

who don’t even know that the army reserves exist. “Our unit is coming on 100 years here, and to me it is surprising how little is known about us.” The goal is also to show that they are a part of the community, along with recruiting more people who might be interested in signing up. “A lot of these guys, they do it as a part-time job. This isn’t what they do as a living, they do it as a hobby... These are teachers, tradesman, administrators, they’re members of the community, not just members of the Canadian Armed Forces,” Kuzek said. It’s a busy regiment, and training involves different objectives, Kuzek explained. “It greatly varies, it all depends on what is our upcoming objective and what we hope to achieve.” If people are interested in the army reserves, the best way to get more information is visit

The 64 Battery, 10 Field Artillery Regiment at the open house at the Yorkton Armoury.

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Ready, set, eat! Quintessence challenge in Yorkton By Devin Wilger Staff Writer At 11:00 a.m. on Oct. 5, babies from across the province got a meal from their mothers, as they latched on during the Quintessence Challenge. The challenge is a widescale breastfeeding event, an attempt to see which province can get the most breastfeeding happening simultaneously. In 2018, Saskatchewan won silver, just behind B.C. Heidi Russell with the Baby Friendly Working Group said that it’s part of World Breastfeeding

Week, to promote and encourage breast feeding. They view it as a fun way to get mothers breastfeeding, but also a way to normalize it in society, as something that’s part of life. “That’s another part of doing this challenge, to promote and normalize breastfeeding. Other Baby Friendly Working Group initiatives include the Baby Friendly Businesses program, where businesses place a sign to show that breastfeeding is welcome on their premises. The goal, explains Russell, is to let mothers know

where they can feed their babies, and also to help breastfeeding to become a common sight in the community. “The more you see it the more normal it becomes.” The Baby Friendly Working Group also announced a new program, in partnership with the Yorkton Tribal Council, starting peer support training in First Nations communities. The program involves training moms in the community to learn the basics, so they can support breastfeeding moms in the area. 19102NP0 19102NP1

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This session has been scheduled to provide residents, landowners, business owners and anyone with general interest to learn more details about the passing lane project and other improvements. Questions and feedback are always welcome. Date:

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Gallagher Centre Ravine Room 455 West Broadway, Yorkton

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Saltcoats adds attractive rest site Few communities offer local residents and visitors more inviting public green spaces than the Town of Saltcoats. From spring until fall, few days pass when there aren’t visitors, some with connection to the community and residents past or present but also many called to stop and check out Anderson Lake, the Leflay Trail and Regional Park, the Historic Cemetery, Gunn Park beside the War Memorial, and now Firefly Promontory and the nearby Gazebo that is part of the Barnhart Heritage Trail. Located opposite Lakeside Manor Care Home, Firefly Promontory provides a spacious place to view Anderson Lake from the comfort of a line of colorful Adirondack chairs. Over many years this was a spot where summer fireflies provided a spectacular evening display in grasses and reeds growing near the roomy promontory where anyone is welcome to park, stretch, and reflect. A newly constructed bridge across a drainage channel connects the Promontory to a grassy area and an attractive gazebo. The Gazebo offers some local history as plaques inside this sheltered space tell of the community’s desire to honour local citizen Gordon Barnhart who served as Saskatchewan’s 20th LieutenantGovernor. The Barnhart Heritage Trail stretches along much of the length of High Street parallel to the Canadian Pacific Railway. At Hill Street there is a large stone and a commemorative plaque celebrating the first settlers and the Immigration Hall that housed hundreds at a time as they prepared to move out to the homesteads they would claim. An attractive variety of trees thrive along this green space and gardens offer places to rest and reflect. When the trail was being designated, Gordon Barnhart asked that it would honour the three men representing the constituency of Saltcoats who served as speakers of the Territorial and then Provincial Legislature of Saskatchewan – namely William Eakin, Thomas MacNutt, and James Snedker. Appropriate plaques are located in the Gazebo. As well, a map placed in the Gazebo shows area school districts that played such an important role in community building and identification as well as assuring education accessible for all. Saltcoats’ green areas, parks, gardens, planters and historic markers represent the cumulative efforts of successive Mayors and Councils, Town Office and Public Works staff, the Community Beautification Committee, and a wonderful collection of volunteers young and old and all ages in between. Financial donations from individuals and organizations, as memorials or as general support of green spaces, have been very important to the success of these projects. - Submitted by The Very Reverend Walter H. Farquharson



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Health Foundation crop harvested By Calvin Daniels Staff Writer It was harvest day at the Farming for Health Project, a fundraising effort by The Health Foundation. Foundation executive director Ross Fisher said this year, the seventh for the farming project, is harvesting about 380 acres of canola which was grown on City-owned land just south of Queen Street. “The first five years of the project funds went toward a new hospital,” he explained, adding

after five years they had made $1 million through the yearly effort, which was put away from the hospital project whenever it is undertaken by the province. In 2018 funds from the farming project were used to buy much need equipment to update the laboratory services at the Regional Health Centre in the city. “It needed to upgrade some equipment,” said Fisher. This year the Foundation is hoping the farming project will fund a new diagnostic ultra-


sound unit for the health centre, which would be used in cases of heart issues, cancer tumours and joint ailments, said Fisher. The unit has a price tag of $200,000, but will cost more when provincial taxes are tacked on, said Fisher. Still, depending on yields for the canola harvested they hope the crop return covers the overall cost. Fisher said they will know later this week if the crop raised enough funds, and then once they have provincial approval, they would order the equipment this fall. The equipment purchased in 2018, and proposed for this year, would be transferred to a new hospital once it is built. Larry Hilworth, chair of the crop project said the whole undertaking from seeding through harvest is only possible because of the number of people who step up to help do the work as volunteers. Monday


Volunteers were out Monday helping with the Health Foundation harvest. bines from Pattison Agriculture, Rocky Mountain Equipment, Yorkton New Holland and Hilworth’s own machine were in the field, along with two grain carts and two semi units hauling the canola from the field to its market destination. “We’re pretty fortunate to live in such a supportive community with such a spirit of giving,” said Hilworth, who added people and businesses have stepped up every year to supply seed, crop inputs, expertise and time to make the farming project the success it has been.

Animal Health Week in Sask. This week, Agriculture Minister David Marit proclaimed October 6 to 12, as Animal Health Week in Saskatchewan. This year’s national theme, “Optimal Nutrition for Optimal Health,” is intended to remind animal owners that what and how much they feed their animals plays an important role in their animals’ health and wellbeing. “Optimal nutrition can affect everything from an animal’s immune system to weight gain,” Marit said. “It’s important that all animal owners are fully aware of the important aspects of an effective animal health program.” Animal Health Week has been celebrated

across Canada for more than 30 years, and is proclaimed nationally by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA). It’s supported in Saskatchewan by the Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical Association (SVMA). This year, the CVMA is using the week’s theme to encourage animal owners to work with their veterinarians to discuss the unique nutrition needs of their animals, which can be affected by species, age and overall health. Tips CVMA is highlighting during the week include: • Optimal nutrition is central to optimal health and well-being.

• Diets must be appropriate for species, breed, age, and health status of an animal. • Portion control is of utmost importance – obesity is a leading cause of illness and premature death in overfed companion animals. Underfeeding can negatively impact immune and reproductive systems. • Body Condition Scoring is an effective hands-on tool that animal care-givers can use to assess the amount of fat an animal is carrying. • All diets, prepared commercially or at home, must be formulated with appropriate balances of essential nutrients as required by your animal.

New sport program The Government of Saskatchewan and Sask Sport Inc., have teamed up to launch a joint marketing campaign to increase awareness on the tools and resources available to assist coaches, athletes and parents on bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination in sport. “Ensuring a healthy, safe and respectful environment for all participants in amateur sport across our province is a priority,” Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Gene Makowsky said. “Thanks to the dedication of Sask Sport and the provincial sport organizations, coaches, parents and athletes, this campaign compliments the hard work already underway.” The marketing campaign will increase awareness and use of important resources, contacts and training available online, such as the Respect Resource Line. Expert staff provide information, bilingual support, resources and referrals pertaining to issues of bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination in sport by phone, text or email. This confidential and anonymous resource is intended to assist coaches, athletes and parents in determining the most appropriate course of action. This campaign would not be possible without Sask Sport and their members, considered leaders

across Canada with their dispute resolution policies, services and tools. Sask Sport includes the Respect Resource Line and the Respect in Sport online training programs for coaches and activity leaders. “Sask Sport thanks the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport, our member organizations and the many partners who have actively worked with us over the past 20 years to provide good governance practices and policies that reduce the risk of conflicts and disputes in sport,” Sask Sport Inc. volunteer Board Chair Kenric Exner said. “This effort has created a strong foundation for helping to prevent, identify and effectively deal with bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination, and we are eager to share the important resources

and information in order to continue to help keep sport safe, healthy and fun in Saskatchewan.” “We are so proud of our partnership with the Government of Saskatchewan and Sask Sport,” Respect Group Co-Founder Sheldon Kennedy said. “Training programs are only successful when organizations make them a priority. Kudos to Sask Sport and the sport leaders they serve.” In addition, the campaign supports Sask Sport and their members in the promotion of resources to ensure more coaches are trained in current safe sport best practices. For more information on the various sport resources, contacts and training, visit http:// safesport/.

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• Speak to your veterinary team for advice on types and amounts of food your animal needs. “The SVMA supports national campaigns such as Animal Health Week to heighten public awareness of the benefits of veterinary care for all species,” SVMA Council President Dr. Victor Kernaleguen said. “Optimal nutrition is important for the wellbeing of animals and for the health of livestock consumers. Animal Health Week gives us a chance to highlight that, as well as discuss important measures such as vaccinations and biosecurity.” More information about animal health and welfare in Saskatchewan can be found at

Legacy Co-operative Association Limited Senior’s Day

Yorkton Legacy Co-operative Association Limited in conjunction with The Bentley by Revera will be holding a “Senior’s Day” every month throughout 2019. Seniors Day will be the third Tuesday of every month in 2019. During the hours of 10:00am until 3:00pm, seniors over the age of 65 will be given a scratch card that they can utilize to receive a discount on their purchase that day.

Legacy Co-op and The Bentley by Revera─Yorkton staff will be treating seniors to coffee and donuts from 11:30am until 1:30pm (while supplies last).

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Something special about big horses There is something special about attending an event where people associated with draft horses gather. In my own case I suppose there is something of a personal connection to the horses that contributes to the feeling I get when at such events. Growing up on a farm we did not have horses, whether other than an obstinate-minded Shetland pony named Trixie that was never content to let a very young me ride, and as I grew a bit older my feet dragged on the ground, leaving Trixie as simply a hay burner on the farm.

But my father always spoke glowingly of draft horses, in particular Clydesdale horses – he loved their ‘feathered’ fetlocks in spite of the effort to keep them mud free when working in the field. He often related how he chose to quit school after Grade 8, in favour of staying home to work the fields with horses. I always had a feeling he half resented the fact he lived a few decades too late, the tractor taking over from his beloved horses. When I attend events such as the draft horse pulls at the Grain Millers Harvest Showdown in Yorkton

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Calvin Daniels each November, the PALS horse field day at Rama, or the chore team competition held at Tail Winds stable, I recognize the look my father had when talking about draft horses in the eyes of those involved in the events. There is something

about the big horses, the calmness they exhibit, their desire to do what is asked of them, the power they can generate when called upon that endears the big horses to those who work with them. It is something you can feel when you move among them at

such events. The use of horses today of course is largely a hobby. The use of a team to work a field a rarity indeed and one that really holds onto a long lost past, but one can appreciate the desire to hold onto the history of farming, in particular the skills of farming with horses. For those using horses to do chores there is clearly something far more personal in the undertaking than there is in starting an inanimate tractor to do the work. There is a partnership of effort with the team, the daily work building on the bond

of teamsters and their horses. In our cellphone connected world of instant everything, and little time for the joys of life, harnessing a team for work around the yard connects to a simpler time when there was a joy in working with creatures happy to do their part in concert with the driver. It is something of our past, but I understand why some hang on to that past so tightly when I walk among the big horses. Calvin Daniels is Editor at Yorkton This Week,

Horse skills The Saskatchewan Clydesdale Association held its second annual Chore Horse Challenge at Tail Winds Arena south of Yorkton Saturday. The day brought teamsters of all ages from across a broad area to compete in a range of skill events that a driver might face when working with a team. There were three Junior competitors with Alex-zandrah Waschenfelder taking top spot. In single horse competion Twylla Newton took top spot. Tim Edwards won the open competition with Twylla Newton also topping the barrel race. Staff Photos by Calvin Daniels

Harvest at about 50 per cent provincially According to S a s k a t c h e w a n Agriculture’s Weekly Crop Report 47 per cent of the crop is now combined, up from 39 per cent last week. An early-winter storm slowed down most harvest operations in the province; however, producers were able to make some progress before the storm hit. The five-year (2014-18) average is 75 per cent combined for this time of year. Thirty-four per cent

of the crop is swathed or ready to straight-cut. Much of the crop harvested so far is tough and is being put into grain dryers and aeration bins. Farmers will need several weeks of warm and dry weather to get the crop off. Harvest is most advanced in the southwest region, where 68 per cent of the crop is now combined. The northeast region has 50 per cent combined and the southeast region 46 per

cent. The west-central region has 46 per cent combined, the northwest region 34 per cent and the east-central region 33 per cent. Ninety-four per cent of field peas, 91 per cent of lentils, 68 per cent of barley, 58 per cent of mustard, 57 per cent of durum, 46 per cent of canary seed, 44 per cent of spring wheat, 37 per cent of chickpeas and 24 per cent of canola is now in the bin. An additional 62 per cent of canola and

17 per cent of mustard is swathed or ready to straight-cut. Most areas of the province received significant precipitation last week. The Admiral area reported 103 mm, while the Moose Jaw area received up to 60 mm. Although the moisture further delays harvest, it helps topsoil moisture conditions. Across the province, topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as 31 per cent

surplus, 65 per cent adequate and four per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 20 per cent surplus, 72 per cent adequate, seven per cent short and one per cent very short. The majority of crop damage this past week was due to hail, strong winds, lodging, localized flooding and frost. There continues to be many reports of crops sprouting, bleaching and staining and downgrading

is expected. Geese and wildlife are also feeding on swathed crops and causing damage. Farmers are busy drying grain and waiting for the weather to improve so they can continue with harvest operations. A complete, printable version of the Crop Report is available online at Follow the 2019 Crop Report on Twitter at @ SKAgriculture.

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Harvest Showdown events unveiled By Calvin Daniels Staff Writer Another edition of Grain Millers Harvest Showdown – the 31st rendition – is just around the corner. Monday the Yorkton Exhibition Association held a press conference at the Gallagher Centre to announce some of the highlights of the upcoming show scheduled for Nov. 6-9 at the Yorkton Exhibition grounds. Penny Sandercock, YEA President noted an event such as Harvest Showdown is only possible through the support of many sponsors, starting with the naming sponsor. “Grain Millers is proud to support the Yorkton Exhibition in hosting the four-day long event we all know and love as Harvest Showdown,” she said. “This event showcases all our local producers in one way or another; there is surely something for everyone.” A highlight of the 2019 event will be the return of Professional Bull Riding (PBR). “Yorkton New Holland is excited to bring back the second PBR performance to the Farrell Agencies Arena,” said Sandercock. “You don’t want to miss out as the 2018 shows sold out in the blink of an eye, and tickets for this year’s performances are selling out fast.” Educating area students has always been a focus at Harvest Showdown, and it will continue to be in 2019. “We are proud to be bringing Agriculture back to the classroom by welcoming 1000 students from around the Parkland Area for our Mosaic Ag-Education School Tours,” said Sandercock. For those liking the big horses; the Farrell Agencies Arena will host Newton’s Landscaping & Hydro Vac Services Chore Team Competition, as well as the stock dog

Penny Sandercock, YEA President talks about this year’s Grain Millers Harvest Showdown while PBR rider Aron Roy looks on. competition, Heartland Livestock Services Ranch Rodeo, the Saskatchewan Clydesdale Association with their Parade of Champions leading into our SaskTel Horse-Power Showcase featuring the Heavy Horse Pulls with an exciting half time show of Mutton Bustin, Wild Pony Competition, Mini Chuckwagon Races, and The Fury & The Fleece. Once again, the Agri Pavilion will host FCC Breeders’ Alley, the Heartland Livestock Services Futurity Heifer Show and the Cornerstone Credit Union Commercial Cattle Show which features a variety of cattle breeds and top breeders from the local area. “Don’t forget the Commercial Cattle Sale in the GX 94 sale ring beginning at 4:00 PM on Friday,” said Sandercock. “Haven’t started your Christmas shopping yet, well we have the perfect place for you to finish your shopping. Visit the Yorkton Hyundai’s Country Craft & Tradeshow located in

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the Gypsies presented by GX94. “The last day of Grain Millers Harvest Showdown we’re out in the barns for the 4-H Judging Clinic featuring three categories – Beef, Horses, and Forage,” said Sandercock. “If you don’t have enough crazy in your life, come on down to the Custom Printers Exotic Animal Sale at 2:00 PM in the Agri Pavilion.” Sandercock said the event will be a busy one that should please everyone. “Whether you’re young or old, from the country or the city, Harvest Showdown has something for everyone,” she said. “This year we are waving the gate fees, offering you free admission onto the grounds.” For further details regarding the Grain Millers Harvest Showdown, visit our website; follow us on our Facebook page, Yorkton Exhibition Association; or call the office at 306-783-4800.



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Bar & Grill, which will be our meeting spot for the sponsor reception featuring Comedian Myles Morrison.” People were also invited to skip breakfast to attend the Grain Millers Oatmeal Eating Contest on Friday Nov, 8. Following the Commercial Cattle sale; steaks will be cooking down in the Farmers Business Network Prairie Oyster Bar & Grill for the Heartland Livestock Cattlemen’s Supper; tickets are available for purchase in advance at the Yorkton Exhibition Office. The first performance of the Yorkton New Holland PBR hits the Farrell Agencies Arena at 7:00PM with doors opening at 6:00PM. Get there early to avoid the rush and grab a refreshment in the Farmers Business Network Corral or the Painted Hand Casino Mezzanine. Immediately following PBR head on over to the Farmers Business Network Prairie Oyster Bar & Grill to dance the night away with Lenny &

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The grain show is another returning highlight. “With the craziness of Harvest and mother nature’s mood swings we are crossing our fingers for all the grain producers in the province to have nice weather and can get their crops off and in the bins,” said Sandercock. “Stop by to see the Farrell Agencies Commercial Grain Show, the Farmers Business Network Pedigreed Seed Show and the Yorkton Exhibition Forage Show where the top producers of each class are on display in the main lobby.” The Grain, Forage, and Pedigreed Seed Award Reception will be at 7:00PM in the National Bank Financial Place. And cattleman have a destination too. “Join us down in FCC Breeders Alley for the Sweet Pro Cattlemen’s Reception for Beef on a Bun and get to know our local cattle breeders,” said Sandercock. “A long-time favourite spot here on the grounds is the Farmers Business Network Prairie Oyster

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the Flexihall,” she continued adding vendors are open from 12:00 noon to 7:00PM; Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Farm producers can also pick up some education at Harvest Showdown. “Don’t miss the F4 Forum where we will discuss Farm, Fitness & Finances: Finding a Balance on Thursday November 7th in the National Bank Convention Place,” said Sandercock. The forum will include guest speakers Craig Klemmer, Principal of Agricultural Economist, FCC who will be speaking on Financial Fitness; Dr. Fran Walley, Associate Dean Academics, College of Agriculture & Bio Resource, University of Saskatchewan will talk about Soil Health and how to achieve it; and our Farm Family Fitness segment focuses on Farm/Ranch Succession with Shawn Patenaude, Shawn Patenaude Law: Jason Heinmiller, Baker Tilly; and local families the Helgasson’s, Ostafie’s and Bilokreli’s.



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Comedian set for show Friday By Calvin Daniels Staff Writer Prince Albert comedian Kelly Taylor will be performing in Yorkton next Friday (Oct. 11). The show, at the Land Titles Building in the city, is being sponsored by Joe Beeverz Bar and Grille. Taylor said he got into comedy largely because humour was almost a family trait. “I got my start in Saskatoon while going to university,” he told Yorkton This Week. “My background was just a really funny family. Whenever my Dad or my brothers walked into a room, they could take over with humour -brothers were more into

insult humour, every conversation was a roast so you had to be quick.” Of course other comedians were an influence too. Taylor noted he “loved Letterman, and SNL” as a kid. In terms of style, Taylor said he looks to the world around him to find humour. “My style is relatable real life stuff,” he said. “My process is a jot note, maybe two words on a piece of paper. I have never written out a joke. When I am on stage and things feel good I will bring up that two word jot note where I know there is something fun there, talk about it on stage and let the crowd steer me in the direction

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of how is it funny. “Inspiration is every day, you don’t stop living life till death so its nonstop life experiences, so there is never ending material.” While based in

Canada, and I will get those knocked off soon,” he said. “I have headlined in 45 states. “I have performed in Finland, Czech Republic, Thailand, Singapore, Philippines, Oman, Kuwait, and Afghanistan.” Among the many shows Taylor noted, “Highlights ... number one be playing for the troops in the Middle East, as there is no one I respect more than our military.” After that “Montreal’s Just for Laughs is always amazing,” said Taylor, adding he has “also worked with a ton of NHL guys. “I would probably be known as the big-

Saskatchewan his humour has taken Taylor across this country and beyond. “Where have I played ... the world. I have Nunavut, and Newfoundland left for

gest Hockey comedian. I have done numerous NHL Fantasy camps, sportsman dinners, Telus Cup, Memorial Cup, Stanley Cup parties, and I have even done the Philadelphia Flyers dressing room.” For Taylor the Yorkton show is something of a return engagement. “(It) would be crazy to think I have never done Yorkton, cause I have being doing this for 17 years so I have been everywhere in Saskatchewan,” he joked. “Actually my first show ever on the road was Yorkton. It was three-show tour Yorkton, Langenburg, and Rocanville, I remember it like yesterday.” Tickets are available through Joe Beeverz.

Hair flies at St. Paul’s School By Calvin Daniels Staff Writer Teachers at St. Paul’s School in the city were showing a bit more leg than usual Friday afternoon, or at least the male teachers were. Principal Quinn Haider and instructors Mike Laskowski and Jeremy Johnson were in shorts, in front of the entire school, as they had their legs waxed. While there were grimaces on the faces of the trio, and maybe just the hint of a tear, or two, they endured making good on their earlier pledge to students. Laskowski explained that for the last 12-years the school has raised money for the annual Terry Fox Run held to generate awareness of, and funding for cancer research.

“Every year we’re looking for new ways to create student enthusiasm,” he said. This year Laskowski said they wanted to beat last year’s fundraising effort of $2500, and he came up with the idea of the leg waxing if the students beat the mark. Haider and Johnson agreed, and the challenge went out to the student body. The school raised $4000, said Laskowski, adding that translates to approximately $14 per student in the school. With the goal met, the male teachers made good on their half of the bargain with the very public waxing in front of a loudly cheering student body. Laskowski’s split Grade 6/7 class went above and beyond in

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Principal Quinn Haider raising money for the annual Terry Fox Run. The classroom set a goal of bettering the $700 raised in 2018, with the incentive four male students would have their

Teacher Mike Laskowski heads shaved, and four girls would dye their hair. The students responded by collecting $1100, $900 brought in by Rebecca Myrowich.

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The girls will be dying their hair over the weekend, but the boys had a much more public haircut, having their locks taken in front of a full school assembly Friday.

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Thoughts of veggies at Thanksgiving What’s your most favorite thing on the Thanksgiving menu? Our modern menus are very different from the menu of the first Thanksgiving in 1621 at Plymouth Colony. That very special meal would have included wildfowl, wild turkeys, some seafood, pumpkins, and squash: all things that the combined efforts of the pilgrim and Native American community could bring to the table. Most of the vegetables would have been native to the new world, and it would be the Native Americans who taught the new settlers how to grow them. Some variety of squash would certainly be part of the meal, because squash has been around for over 4000 years. The word “squash” actually comes from the Narragansett word askutasquash. Until the time when Columbus got his feet wet landing on the shores of the new world, Europeans didn’t know anything about squash. Think of what they were missing! There are over 100 varieties of squash, with an amazing range of sizes, colors, and flavors. There are the smooth and elegant acorn squash, the bumpy but beautiful Hubbards, the sleek zucchinis, the exotic and colorful Turk’s Turban, the smooth and versatile spaghetti squash, the dense and delicious butternuts… the list goes on and on! But to narrow it down, there are primarily two kinds of squash: summer squash, like zucchini, which are eaten when their skins are still soft


Gardener’s Notebook and they are considered “immature”; and winter squash, like pumpkins or spaghetti squash, which are allowed to grow longer, till the skin becomes tough and hard. These are the squashes that will keep into the winter. In spite of the variety in the squash family, they still need to be grown in the soil, not in a container, for best results. They like full sun and room to stretch, because they have big root systems. We can plant them in hills, three to five seeds to a hill, and then thin them out, if needed. Now let’s talk about the “birds and the bees” in the squash patch. Did you know that the male flowers are the first to appear? The female flowers come after. If you are new to growing squash, you can tell the difference between a boy flower and a girl flower because the girl flower has a tiny bump at the base of the petals, and this bump will later become our squash. Summer squash we pick and eat early, but for winter squash that we are bringing indoors, we wait until the skin is hard (we can’t make a dent in it with our fingernail), and then we let the fruits cure for several days in a

warm, dry location like a shed, greenhouse or garage. And if we have a particular favorite and decide to save the seeds, they will keep for about two years. I know some gardeners like to keep seeds for a long time, and the possibility is there that they may germinate. But if they don’t, you have lost those days, making your plants delayed, so it may be best to start with fresh seeds after two or three years have gone by. Squash are a delight to grow: they grow rapidly and look so wild and robust in our gardens. There’s a squash for every taste, so make a “reminder” note in your garden journal to plant a new and exciting squash next year! The next meeting of the Yorkton and District Horticultural Society on October 16 is a “members only” meeting. Members, if you have any questions call Liz at 782-2830. Visit us at and have a great week! Happy Thanksgiving, may you enjoy an abundance of time with dear family or friends and a chance to reflect on our many blessings. God bless, and happy anniversary to my sweetheart!

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Community Spotlight St. Andrew’s United Church Ham & Meatball Supper, 29 Smith Street East, Yorkton - Oct. 20, 2019, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. $17.00 for Adult, $7.00 - Ages 6-12, 6 and under are free, $45.00 per family. Tickets at the door.


Fun ~ Fitness ~ Friendship. That’s what Scottish Country Dancing is!! Scottish Country Dancing is the ballroom dancing of Scotland, made up of jigs, reels and strathspeys. Fall Dance Session begins on Sat., Oct. 19. Class starts at 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., Anglican Parish Hall, Yorkton. Corner of Third Ave. N. and Darlington St. E. Won’t you join the dance? We welcome beginners - adults, children and families. You do not need to be of Scottish ancestry or have a partner to join. The dress is informal. Dance slippers or soft-soled shoes are fine. Sponsored by Yorkton Scottish Country Dancers. If you require more info contact Ferne at 306-7835710 or email yorkton@


Yoga Classes for Seniors - New Horizons Senior Centre, 78 First Ave. N., Yorkton. Come out and get fit every Tuesday and Friday Sept. 17 to Dec. 13. Resume Tues., Jan. 7, 2020. All ages are welcome. Pre-registration not required. 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (45 min. session). $5.00 a person. Please bring your own mat. Contact for more info 306-783-8891, 306782-5915.


Fall Outreach Supper at St. Mark Orthodox Church, 160 Betts Ave., Yorkton. Sun., Oct. 27. Service of Thanksgiving 5 p.m. Supper to follow. Admission: Freewill offering.


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Life chain

International Life Chain was held Sunday, Oct. 6, from 2-3 pm. in Yorkton at the corner of Broadway Street and Gladstone Avenue, to pray and to participate in a silent witness to raise awareness for the need to protect all human life from conception to natural death.

Oktoberfest Dance will be held on Sunday afternoon Oct. 27, Theodore Rec Complex Hall. Dance 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Supper to follow consisting of German Cuisine. Pay at the door $15. Music supplied by the ever popular Len Gadica. Prize for the best dressed guy and gal. Sponsored by the Theodore & District Recreation Board Inc.


Yorkton Public Library Author Reading Series Gordon Matthews. A history of the migration of German and Ukrainian homesteaders to the Canadian Prairies. An admired retired educator. A book he completed in his 94th year. 1:30 5:00 p.m. Sat., Oct. 19, Yorkton Public Library, 93 Broadway St. W., Yorkton. Book signing to follow! Free and open to the public.


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New Horizons Friday Night Dance New Horizons Senior Centre, 78 First Ave. N., Yorkton. Great night of dancing. All ages are welcome. New time: 7:30 p.m. 11:30 p.m. Music by: Oct. 11, Ron & Sandra Rudoski; Oct. 18, The Russel Pelly Band; Oct. 25, New Memory Lane - Halloween Dance. Admission $10. Contact Peter 306-782-1846. Rent Hall: 306-783-6109, 306-782-5915.


Library Social Worker: Wednesdays 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.; Thursdays 9:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.; Saturdays 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Support, Connecting with community programs, Information about community services, Assistance with forms and referrals. Please check in with reference desk or leave your means of contact.


Mature Driver Refresher Course Thurs., Oct. 17, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Yorkton Crossing Retirement Community. Age range: Seniors. Free. This completely FREE 6-hour Mature Driver Refresher Course is strictly informational and offered in a positive, open class environment. Participant driver’s licenses are not affected and there are no required examinations. The Mature Driver Refresher Course helps reinforce safe driving habits. It will increase your confidence when navigating Saskatchewan’s increasing city and highway traffic. It provides insight into how to adapt your driving habits based on the physical changes your body goes through as it matures. Lunch provided by Yorkton Crossing Retirement C o m m u n i t y * . Refreshments available. Sponsored by Saskatchewan Safety Council and Yorkton Crossing.


Calling All Musicians! Yorkton Community Band fall season on Tuesdays 7:00 p.m. at Yorkton Regional High Band Room. Woodwind, brass and percussion performers needed. Previous experience required. Everyone welcome! For more information call Larry 306-621-0523


The Yorkton duplicate bridge club meets for an afternoon of FUN every Wednesday afternoon at the Yorkton Public Library at 1:00 p.m. Our season runs from Sept. 4 to the end of June 2020. We welcome new players and encourage all of those who play bridge to come and join us. Contact information Sharon at 306-782-1689 or Allona at 306-6206605.


Come see our new Royal Canadian Legion branch located at 387B Parkview Rd. next to the Loaf N’Jug. Office hours are Mon., Wed. and Fri., 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Our lounge is open Sat. at 3:00 p.m. with meat draws at 5:00 p.m.


Club 55+ Golden Age Bowlers are looking for new members. Leagues are Mondays and/or Wednesdays at 1 p.m. First time Bowlers are welcome! Drop in at 12:30 p.m. on those days or call Brad at the Yorkton Bowl Arena 306-783-5183.


Al-Anon meets Monday nights, 8 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 73 Smith St. and Wed. nights, 8 p.m. at Westview United Church (355 Bradbrooke Dr.). Alateen also meets on Wed. night, 8 p.m. at Westview United Church. Adult children of Alcoholics Al-Anon meeting every Fri. at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 73 Smith St.


TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets every Tues., SIGN East Entrance, 83 North St., weigh in 6:15 p.m., meeting to follow; Wed., SIGN 345 Broadway St. W., York B Salon, Lower Level, weigh in 12:00 noon, meeting 12:15 - 12:45 p.m. Call 306-783-3765 or visit for more information.


The York Colony Quilter’s Guild meets every Wed. at 9:30 a.m. at the Western Development Museum. Experienced and novice sewers are welcome. There are group activities and classes to learn new techniques, as well as work on charity projects. Come and check us out to enjoy some stitching time with a welcoming group.


We need you to share your talent! Play guitar, piano, dance or sing? We would like to invite you to perform in our facility! Please call Suzanne Beck at 306-786-0815, I’d be happy to have you join us. Yorkton & District Nursing Home, 200 Bradbrooke Dr.


Attention all lovers of boardgames; chess, o t hel lo , che cker s , back gammon, go, Camelot etc., join the Yorkton Boardgamers Guild, a new group forming to promote gatherings to play boardgames and have fun. For further information c a l l 3 0 6 - 7 8 2 -17 8 3 or ema il york t on _ boardgamers_guild@ To submit your own upcoming event… for our WEBSITE AND PRINTED PUBLICATIONS go to:


Attention all crib players - come join us at the Yorkton Public Library on Friday at 1 p.m. All are welcome. Please use the back door.


Citizens on Patrol Program Yorkton COPP the eyes and ears of your community is recruiting new members. For an application or more info please contact COPP at 306783-5022 or 306-6209889 or The Yorkton City Detachment of the RCMP at 306-786-2400 or Box 153, Yorkton, SK S3N 2V7.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | | Yorkton This Week

I’m grateful for so much — including my car

An unexpected wave of nostalgia hits as I scrape the early frost off the windshield of my burgundy Impala. The fifteen-year old car will no longer be mine tomorrow. One or two signatures, a pat on the hood, a last drive up the road and it will officially belong to the Bean family. A muchneeded, pretty reliable extra vehicle. I’m glad it’s staying in the family, I think, then chide myself. That’s ridiculous. I’ve never been attached to a car; a tool for getting from Point A to Point B. But this Impala has carried me safely for eleven years. To speaking engagements here and

there, but mostly back and forth to work. North and south on Highway Nine, from Yorkton to Norquay, then from Ebenezer to Yorkton, in weather inclement and sublime — some days, true to prairie climate, both. Inside the cozy grey interior, I’ve chatted with passengers. Kept up with the news. Enjoyed classical music and audio books. And in that private space, with no audience but my Heavenly Father, I’ve prayed. Lots. My iron steed has no feelings. I know this. But I’m surprised by mine. Were the Impala a horse, I’d dissolve in tears at the thought of letting it go. But a vehicle is just


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a hunk of hunk of metal, assembled by human hands. It’s also my sanctuary. I may shed tears anyway. The Chevvy was four when I bought it. A rebuild project, rescued from an insurance write-off lot. “My budget is five-thousand,” I told

the man who rebuilt it. True to his commitment, he stayed fairly close to that. The car has given me no trouble to speak of, though I’ve banged it up a little. The driver side wheel fell entirely off on the highway one day, rolling to the other side. Human error caused that

(remember to get your wheels torqued!) and by God’s design, no one was injured. And way back when, it needed a new fuel pump or something. Along the years I fixed a few other problems. Small things, small bills. Then recently something big happened, generating a big bill. We’ve made constant repairs to old cars before. I always knew I didn’t want to go there. I’d decided recently that given its age, when the first large bill hit, I’d look for a newer ride. I did. A newer Impala, silver, already sits in the driveway.

All this, I think about as I scrape. Of how many, many times I thanked God for my good, safe car and the kind people who’ve helped me care for it. The mechanics. The tire guys. The Preacher, who schlepped the two sets of tires back and forth to the shop for seasonal switching. He cleaned it out thoroughly yesterday, preparing for its new owners. This car has been more than a safe ride, I realize mid-scrape. It’s been a vehicle of grace. Another evidence of God’s mercy. I am grateful for that. And this: the car will roll on, but God’s faithfulness remains.





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Time to eat The lineup went out the door at St. Gerard’s Parish for their annual fall supper. People were queuing up out

the door for their meal, which included turkey, perogies, cabbage rolls and other tasty fare.

Be the Hero of Your Own Life “Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, ‘Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?’ Jesus answered, ‘I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.’” — Matthew 18:21-22 NIV Church of God in Christ

MENNONITE, AT SALTCOATS Pastor Laurel Wiebe — 306-898-2099 Pastor Tim Warkentin — 306-744-8133 Sunday Morning Service 10:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:40 a.m. Worship Service EVERYONE WELCOME

Zion Lutheran Church (Church of the Lutheran Hour) (GX Radio 9:00 a.m. Sunday) 234 INDEPENDENT ST., YORKTON 306-783-5589 Pastor Andrew Cottrill

Sunday: 9:00 a.m. Bible Study 10:00 a.m. Worship and Sunday School Wednesday 9:00 a.m. Matins (Prayer), and Devotion

First Baptist Church SMITH STREET & THIRD AVENUE Pastor Steve Rosluk; Office 306-783-3119

Worship Service & Children’s Time at 10:30 a.m. A CARING CHURCH… WELCOMES YOU


72 Melrose Avenue • PHONE 306-786-6840 Senior Pastors Des & Cheryl Klingspon Employment Program 306-786-1840

Sunday Worship Service 10:30 a.m. • Contemporary Worship • Children’s Ministry • Youth Ministry “Changing our world with the love of God.”


Free Pentecostal Church 20 BRADBROOKE AVE.

Pastor E. Richardson



Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church 89 Bradbrooke Drive, Yorkton, SK S3N 2Y2 306-782-2998 Father Michael Faryna 306-601-9043

Sunday, October 13th All-English Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m. in Yorkton “17th Sunday After Pentecost”

St. Andrew’s United Church St. Andrew’s  United  Church  

SECOND AVENUE AND SMITH STREET OFFICE 306-783-4157 MINISTER REV. JEN DRESSER Second Avenue and Smith Street Office: 783-4157

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Wed., October 9 - Bible Study at 10:00 a.m. Thurs., October 10 - Potluck Lunch at 11:45 a.m. Sat., October 12 - Sharing and Service Group at 10:00 a.m. Sun., October 13 - Thanksgiving Service at 10:30 a.m. Wed., October 16 - Bible Study at 10:00 a.m.

Holy Trinity Anglican Church

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165, 2ND AVE. N & DARLINGTON Deacon: The Rev. Luanne Hrywkiw 306-782-0018 Church 306-786-7131

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• Sunday, 10:30 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. • Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 13th

Worship Service and Sunday School 10:30 a.m.

Destiny International Christian Assembly Establishing Ministries and Releasing Destinies

109 Maple Avenue, Yorkton Senior Pastors Dag & Bukky Lawale

Every Sunday - Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. Every Wednesday - Bible Study at 7:00 p.m. Last Friday of each month - Prayer Meeting at 7 p.m. For more information please phone 306-782-2427

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St. Mark The Evangelist Orthodox Church 160 Betts Ave., Yorkton, Sask. “Services in English”

Sunday, October 13th Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m.

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Priest: Rodion Luciuk Phone: 306-786-6216 Cell: 306-621-5341

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Join us every Sunday from 10:45 a.m. for a moment of excellent worship and undiluted word of God. Thursday Bible Study/Fellowship 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. 366 Independent St., Yorkton For more information 306-620-2462 306-641-2377 The home of the blessed generation

Westview United Church

355 BRADBROOKE DRIVE Office 306-783-3063 Rev. Deborah Smith ‘New to the community? Come check us out!’

Westview Board meets Wed., Oct. 9th at 7:00 p.m. Bible Study Thursday, Oct. 10th at 10:00 a.m. Sunday School Sunday, Oct. 20th at 10:30 a.m. Westview Fall Supper - Sunday, Oct. 27th at 5:00 p.m. One sitting only!

St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church 155 CATHERINE STREET 306-783-4594 Conducted by Ukrainian Redemptorist Fathers Phone 306-783-4594 or 306-783-7778

Saturday Divine Liturgy (English) 5:00 p.m. Sunday Divine Liturgy (English 11:00 a.m./ Ukrainian 9:00 a.m.) SICK CALLS ANYTIME—BAPTISM AND MARRIAGE BY APPOINTMENT

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You don’t need permission to enjoy things You don’t need anyone’s permission to enjoy things. People forget this constantly. They have a particularly bad habit of forgetting this when they’re confronted with someone respected who doesn’t enjoy the same things they do. The most recent example of this is Martin Scorsese saying that superhero films are not cinema. I don’t know what drove him to this opinion, perhaps he watched Thor: The Dark World, but I’m not going to be too bothered by it. Scorsese does happen to be one of the world’s most respected directors, so his opinion has weight, but if I disagree with him,

it’s not a huge deal. Plenty of people, however, completely lost it at the idea that this titan of cinema didn’t like some movies they like. They fell over themselves to try to defend the honor of their favorite super heroes. They had to prove that their cinema was real, and legitimate, and not something to take lightly. It was all quite embarrassing, and unnecessary. Take it from someone who has enjoyed things that are legitimately on the fringe and not particularly popular, you shouldn’t worry if someone else thinks. I know that if I state that I love the movie Torque, which I do, people will take me a bit less


Thinking I do with words... seriously. Torque is known as a bad movie, a parody of The Fast and the Furious with motorcycles. I’m not going to defend its honor, because I know it’s a losing battle. People just plain don’t like Torque, except a small number of us who are in on the joke. A lot of the stuff I like is merely a couple steps off the mainstream, and has its fans,

so I use the example of Torque because it’s something only very few people actually enjoy. Confessing you like Avengers: Endgame is not going to get you the same reactions as saying you like Torque. The genre is popular enough that instead you’ll get people agreeing with you. It’s more likely that people will give you the

side-eye if you admit you don’t like one of these popular films. So, my opinion that Avengers: Infinity War is a really long, mostly terrible movie with an ending that, while good, only exists to make you watch the sequel, will raise a lot more eyebrows than if I just go “yeah that movie was pretty good.” In my case, they might even say “you like Torque, what do you know?” The breathless attempts to prove the legitimacy of super hero cinema is embarrassing because there’s no reason for it. If you think it’s cinema, great, go to the theatre and watch the movies, enjoy yourself, and don’t worry about the


people who don’t agree. Which is not to say that there’s no room to criticize, whether films themselves or the industry surrounding them. I have plenty of issues with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as it’s known, especially how the weaker movies tend to be feature length trailers for other movies. And if you’re into it, you can safely ignore all of that and just enjoy yourself. Don’t let me stop you. Super heroes won’t go away any time soon, so long as they’re regularly hitting in the billions at the box office. Instead of getting outraged that someone isn’t enjoying them, just enjoy them yourself. It’s more fun that way.

SMA tour hears doctors’ concerns By Devin Wilger Staff Writer What are the issues facing doctors in the province? The Saskatchewan Medical Association’s (SMA) President’s Tour sees the organization going across the province to meet with doctors and see what their issues are and discuss how they can address them. D r. Barb Konstantynowicz, SMA Vice-President, was in Yorkton at Manos for the local stop in the tour. The goal of the tour is to connect with doctors, to ensure that doctors have the chance to tell the SMA what their issues connect to the larger organization. One major concern for doctors is bylaws, stemming from the move to a single health authority. The main question is the rules for how physicians can operate in different areas. When there were

multiple regions, Konstantynowicz explained, physicians would have to ask for privileges in another region in order to work there. Right now, they don’t know how that will unfold. “If a surgeon has privileges in P.A. or Yorkton, does that mean they would also have privileges somewhere else, how does that all unfold?” Another big issue for physicians is wellness. While often associated with ‘burnout’, keeping physicians well in the province is a goal of the SMA. Konstantynowicz adds that another part of the burnout issue is doctors working without feeling they have a say in what is happening in the system, and the SMA wants to give doctors a voice to allow them to improve the system around them. “Physicians are really looking for an opportuni-

Greater access to your health records Saskatchewan residents can now look at their laboratory test results and other health records online anywhere, anytime. Rural and Remote Health Minister Warren Kaeding, today launched MySaskHealthRecord—a secure website that gives eligible Saskatchewan residents quick and easy access to their personal health information. “This is a game changer, giving patients the information they need to play an active role in their health care,” Kaeding said. “Some provinces that offer similar programs have delays built in so that people have to wait to see their own personal health information, and some provinces only provide limited lab results or require people to have a family physician in order to sign up. “Saskatchewan is leading the nation with the rollout of MySaskHealthRecord. Our program gives people access to their lab results, plus other important health information, as soon as it’s available.” “Today’s announcement is the result of years of work and testing by eHealth Saskatchewan, TELUS Health and collaboration with our health system partners,” eHealth Saskatchewan CEO Jim Hornell said.

“Everyone involved in this project shares a common goal—improving patient care. We’re proud of the role we played in creating an innovative and beneficial program that truly puts patients first.” MySaskHealthRecord is open to Saskatchewan residents who are 18 years of age and older. To register, residents will need a valid Saskatchewan health card, plus a Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) driver’s licence or SGI photo ID card. Residents who register will have quick and easy access to their personal health information, including laboratory test results, medical imaging reports and clinical visit history, including hospital admissions. Residents will also be able to add their own personal information to track and generate reports; set medication and appointment reminders; and upload information from health devices such as wearable activity trackers. All personal health information in MySaskHealthRecord is safe and private. Residents who sign up will only be able to access their accounts through a highly secure, personalized login. To register for a MySaskHealthRecord account, go to www.

ty to help the system improve. We’re growing many leaders.” Other concerns for doctors are very similar to the concerns their patients will have, said Konstantynowicz. Doctors are worried about patient access to specialty care and mental health providers, they’re concerned about

having enough family doctors, and they’re concerned what will happen as doctors age and retire. A real concern is patients with chronic conditions. She notes that without someone guiding, supporting, encouraging, and monitoring, people with chronic conditions can fall through the cracks, and physicians

don’t want to see that happen. “We worry about human resources, and being able to be there for the people of Saskatchewan. It’s our communities. Having been born and raised in Saskatchewan, this is my home, I want to make sure what we do allows it to be sustained,”

Konstantynowicz said. The tour has been the source of good discussions with doctors in local communities. They are committed to bringing concerns forward, said Konstantynowicz, and they’re glad that the physicians of the province have been open and willing to talk about what their worries are.

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Terriers starting to click as a team By Calvin Daniels & Devin Wilger Staff Writer The Yorkton Terriers met their Highway 10 rivals the Melville Millionaires at the Farrell Agencies arena on Oct. 5. The contest saw the Yorkton team rise to the occasion. Scoring kicked off in the first thanks to Chantz Petruic, assisted by Alec Zawatsky and Vaughn Wilgosh, setting the tone for the evening. But it wasn’t until the second where the Terriers really got moving. Petruic opened the scoring again, with Zawatsky on the assist, this time with Brett LeGrandeur. Melville answered with a goal of their own to stay in the game, Booker Chacalias assisted by Max McPeak. Then the Terriers’ LeGrandeur pulled the

home squad further ahead, helped by Jordan Guiney and Jordan Mis. The Terriers solidified their lead with a goal from Carson Henry assisted by Mis and Ryan Ries. Under a minute into the third Melville wasn’t completely out of it yet, with Luke Nkwama opening the period with a goal, assisted by Luke Spadafora and Jonathan Krahn. But it wasn’t enough to get back in the game, and it ended as it began, with the duo of Petruic and Zawatsky, along with Ethan Robinson. Petruic got the hat trick and was the star of the game. Philippe Bond got the win for the terriers with 39 saves. Hunter Adams got the loss for Melville. Terrier head coach Mat Hehr said the latest edition of the team is finally starting to mold

The Yorkton Terriers played host to Battlefords last Tuesday. into form. “It’s taken a few games to find out what roles guys were going to fill,” he said, adding that was both from the perspective of the coaching staff,

and from the players themselves. While the offence has been clicking of late, Hehr said he is most pleased by the team defence. “We’ve allowed only two goals in each of the last three games,” he said. “Any time you do that you have a chance to win. Conversely when a team is potting five or six goals the chances of winning are greatly increased, said Hehr. So what has both sides of the Terriers clicking of late? “We’re playing pretty simple hockey,” said Hehr, adding the team is

working hard on doing the little things right. To keep the team focused, Hehr said they aren’t looking too far down the schedule at any time. “We break it down to seven-game stints focusing on winning four out of seven games,” he said.

Last Tuesday

The Yorkton Terriers offence caught fire for six goals Tuesday night, coming out with a win over Battlefords as a result. Chantz Petruic started the scoring at the Farrell Agencies Arena with his fifth goal of the season for the Terriers. Logan Soence tied the

game for the North Stars with his first of the season to send the teams to the dressing rooms after 20-minutes tied 1-1. The North Stars pulled ahead in the second on a goal by Rylan Nivon. Alex Zawatsky tied the game for Yorkton, and Steven Norum scored the eventual game winner on the powerplay Yorkton led 3-2 after 40-minutes. The third was all Terriers as Riley Egan, Ryan Ties and Petruic with an empty-netter made it a 6-2 win. Philippe Bond was the winning netminder facing shots, while Parker Rey took the loss facing 27.

Jr. Raider Gridders end season undefeated By Devin Wilger Staff Writer It appears the only thing that can stop the YRHS Jr. Raider Gridders from winning is running out of games to play. The eight game regular season is over, and the team has won every one. The most recent contest saw the Regina Eagles make the trip to

Yorkton to try to do what nobody else could and come out on top. The Raider Gridders came out on top with a final score of 45-8. Coach Alan Kyle said that the game against the Eagles was a strong effort. YRHS came out on top early in the first half, with the team’s starters taking to the field to start. In the second, Kyle said

they rotated in other players, and were impressed by how they fared. “We still played hard in the second half, and it was a good overall game by the entire team.” Now the team is on a bye week, and the plan is to have some fun with a touch football tournament - known as the Chili Bowl - before going to

Regina for the first round of the playoffs. “After the bye week we’re going to have to get back and focused, watch some tape and make sure we’re prepared.” The season overall was one that the team was proud of, Kyle said, with the 8-0 record being a first for the program.

Lead by quarterback Jake Farrell, the offense has been rolling, and Kyle said that his record of throwing 37 touchdowns in the season is unheard of at this level. “That’s a credit to him, and we also have really good receivers, an excellent O-line, strong running backs, it’s a total

team game.” On defense, they have allowed very few points over the season, and Kyle said they’ve had under 30 points scored against them all season. “Everyone’s rolling, everyone’s doing a great job, and it’s a nice team effort all the way through,” said Kyle.


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For Oct 9, 2019 Paper To absolutely no one’s surprise Canada again cruised to the Indoor Lacrosse World Championship. It was the fifth time the championship has been held, and the fifth straight win for Canada. In fact, Canada has yet to lose a game, even in round robin play, at the event. This time around the final was a 19-12 over the Iroquois, after Canada thumped on England 21-4 in their semi-final contest. While the Iroquois

hung around through the first half, being at least within striking distance as they went to the dressing rooms, the game was never in doubt. The dominance by Canada is frankly a problem for the sport internationally. There was little to come out of the latest tournament to suggest Canada will be greatly threatened in four years. Yes the Iroquois and bronze medal winning USA, could get better, unless it’s a major step forward and a match-


Sports ing stumble by Canada, the dominance is going to continue. One country dominating for so long really thwarts the perception of a sport being truly international.

It would have been the same a half century, or so ago, when Canada dominated hockey. The game is better for there now being at least half dozen teams on the international stage that are in the mix at world and junior championships. Lacrosse needs that development to happen now. Even as a fan of Canada, obviously, the championship was largely anticlimactic. There was never a moment of concern in terms of even the briefest thought Canada might lose. It was all rather ho hum to be honest, and at the top event in the sport that is not a good thing. But, winning is ultimately better than the alternative. Losing is no fun, especially when you lose in massive ways, as has been the case at the cur-

rent Rugby World Cup for Canada. Canada lost their first game in pool play to Italy 48-7, and then were frankly obliterated by New Zealand 63-0. To be fair to the boys in red New Zealand is the world superpower in 15s rugby, as they are defending back-to-back World Cups this year in Japan. The All Blacks are frankly amazing when it comes to rugby. Still allowing 111 points, and scoring only seven is ugly. Neither game was remotely entertaining as a Canadian fan. As a realist I anticipated both contests being losses for Canada, but I had at least hoped they would have kept it in some way respectable. They didn’t. Of course in terms of rugby the good news came on the Rugby League (13s) side of things. The Toronto Wolfpack hosted the Featherstone Rovers in the 2019 Betfred Championship Playoff Final Saturday. It was a game that was must see for me. I had the DVR set as the game was scheduled for GameTV, but then learned of a planned power outage. Afraid that the game would not record, I head-

ed to a local restaurant for a lunch of burgers and poutine so I could watch at, testament I suppose to the effort I would go to too watch the game. The game was a nail bite early, the pesky Rovers working hard and leading 6-4 at the half. The deeper roster of the Wolfpack made the difference in the final 40-minutes, scoring 18 unanswered second half points for a 22-6 win. The championship is the third by a team I follow closely in 2019, the Toronto Raptors and Saskatchewan Rattlers the others winning in basketball. Secondary teams I watch, Seattle in Major League Rugby and Milwaukee in Major Arena Soccer League also won so five championships is a big year, with a Roughrider Grey Cup still hoped for. As for the Wolfpack they will play in the topflight Super League in 2020, bring the best in 13s rugby to Canada, which is huge news for a fan, and the potential growth of the sport in this country. If you haven’t tuned in yet, you will want to in the new year if you are a fan of entertaining sport.

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TILLER - It is with sad and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Mac Tiller, beloved husband of Cheryl Tiller, on September 29, 2019. Mac was born in the old Yorkton Hospital, the middle child of Fred and May (Macdonald) Tiller. He grew up and was educated in Yorkton, where he was active in sports - spending all of his summers at the family cottage at Melville Beach on Crooked Lake. There he was a member of the Water Ski Club and was an excellent slalom skier. After school he began a long and rewarding career with SaskTel in 1966 which took him to Yorkton, Saskatoon and Regina. After 31 years of service he retired at the young age of 49 in 1997. But until recently he never truly retired, keeping busy working with Nortel, consulting for Maple Farm Equipment, then as shareholder and President of Birch Island Land and Cattle Company. In addition to paid positions, he also volunteered at York Lake Golf and Country Club. His son Jason was born in Saskatoon on March 22, 1974. Jason was Mac’s pride and joy, which was evident whether they were chatting about work, planning the next home project, or enjoying a round of golf together. Family was always first and foremost in his life: his son Jason and wife Nicole and of course his two grandchildren. He absolutely loved being Aidan and Maddie’s Gpa. Mac was wooed by Cheryl in late 1988 and they were married on October 3, 1992. They lived in Regina until 1999, when they decided to live year-round at Crooked Lake. The lake held a very special place in his life and his heart, even after its sale in 2004. Many hours were spent keeping the property in immaculate condition, but always while enjoying every minute of being outdoors, out on the water and with family and friends. In 2002 they moved back into Yorkton and on April 1, 2004 the home they built together was ready to move into. Hours upon hours, tons of sweat and manual labour have gone into the development of their ten-acre property. It is something Mac and Cheryl loved working on together, taking great pride in making it what it is today. He was always busy with the hobbies he loved: woodworking, golfing, fishing, reading, TV, travel and spending time with Cheryl. Sometimes he took his hobbies a little too seriously, always striving for perfection. Mac was predeceased by his loving parents, Fred and May, and his mother-inlaw Karen. He was our dear husband, father, Gpa, family member and friend. He is survived by his wife Cheryl, son Jason (Nicole) and their children Aidan and Madeline, sister Cheryl (Joe) Rakochy of Saskatoon, brother Tom (Debbie) of Nanaimo, father-in-law Frank Wirl, sister-in-law Michelle (Don) Morris, brother-in-law Scott, nephew Darin (Cindy) Churchill, niece Leigh Ann (Ward) Ouellet, nephew Zac (Montana) Morris, niece Danielle Morris, great nieces and nephews: Spencer Churchill, Gabriel Churchill, Mathieu Ouellet, Brielle Ouellet and Jason’s mother Val Pool. Mitzi is also greatly missing her Big Buddy. Mac’s was a life well lived; a life well loved! A Celebration of Mac’s Life was held on Friday, October 4, 2019 at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Crystal Bailey, Certified Celebrant officiating. Words of Remembrance were shared by Cheryl and Jason. Musical Selections, ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ and ‘My Way’ were included in the service. The interment will take place at the Prairieview Columbarium, Yorkton Memorial Gardens at a later date. Memorial Donations in memory of Mac may be made to STARS Air Ambulance or to the Saskatchewan MS Society as gifts of remembrance. Condolences to the family can be posted at

TURTA - Ernest Turta passed away peacefully on October 2, 2019, just 20 days shy of his 82nd birthday, at the Langley, BC Memorial Hospital. Ernie was born on October 22, 1937 on the family farm north of Norquay, SK. He grew up on the farm and attended school in Melmore. After leaving school Ernie moved to Melville and worked in a radiator shop. He moved again to Yorkton after marrying Genevieve Zawislak on June 30, 1963. In Yorkton Ernie obtained his Class 1A licence and got a job hauling crude oil for Art Niefer. In about 1969, Ernie took a position driving semi trucks at Morris Industries. His career at Morris spanned over 15 years as he advanced his way from Truck Driver to becoming the Traffic Manager, responsible for delivering the company’s agricultural products across North America. Ernie was very proud of his tenure at Morris and the special relationship he shared with the founder, Mr. George Morris. Ernie frequently drove Mr. Morris around in his car and accompanied him to many industry and trade conventions. Over the years in Yorkton, Ernie and Genevieve raised 3 sons. Ernie loved being outdoors, often spending weekends helping at the family farms or taking his family camping. After using a camper for a few years, Ernie decided a better idea would be to convert a Greyhound bus into a family camper instead - perfect for the dad with a Class 1A licence. The family had many happy memories visiting campsites in the US and Canada with their big camping bus. It was while in Yorkton that Ernie was diagnosed with diabetes, a disease he bravely battled for the rest of this life. In 1986, Ernie and Genevieve moved to Castlegar, BC where Ernie followed his dream of running his own business. They purchased and successfully operated the Fireside Motor Inn for 10 years, managing the guest rooms, meeting and banquet facilities, bar, gym and restaurant. Ernie loved meeting new people, spending time with repeat guests and making sure everyone felt comfortable while staying in their establishment. Ernie was an active member of the Castlegar Chamber of Commerce and the BC Hotel & Motel Association, winning the BC Motel of the Year Award only a few years after their arrival. In 1995, Ernie and Genevieve sold their motel and retired to Abbotsford, BC. In his retirement, Ernie pursued his love of airplanes by joining the Abbotsford Air Show Society where he was a Board member and volunteer for their annual international airshow. A few years later they relocated to Langley, BC, where Ernie and Genevieve continued keep active - travelling frequently to the US, vacationing several times in Hawaii and enjoying their leisure time together. Ernie was known for his kind and gentle spirit. He loved to read and keep up with current news, watch Western movies and go for walks with his beloved dog Cody. Wherever they went, Ernie and Genevieve were active in the Roman Catholic church. Ernie was a Third Degree Knight, having joined the Knights of Columbus back in Yorkton in the early 1980’s and continuing his volunteer service while living in BC. Ernie was predeceased by his parents, Spiridon (1993) and Katie (Burtney) Turta (1983); and his mother and father-in-law, William (2007) and Lucy (Goleski) Zawislak (2009). Ernie will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 56 years, Genevieve (Zawislak) of Langley, BC; his three sons - Dwight (Linda) Turta, granddaughter Martina and great-grandson Bryson of Yorkton, SK; Kenneth (Leigh) Turta of Vancouver, BC; and Garrett (Lucia) Turta, and grandsons Jackson and Jordan of Sherwood Park, AB; his sister Florence (Stanley) Holodniuk of Norquay, SK; and brother Danny (Sandy) Turta of Norquay, SK, along with numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many good friends. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, October 12 at 2:00pm at St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church in Langley, BC with Fr. Nixon officiating. Memories and condolences may be left at The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association .



LEZON - Johnny Lezon of Yorkton entered eternal rest on October 2, 2019 at the age of 55 years. Walter Johnny Lezon was born on June 15, 1964 in Regina to Walter and Doreen (nee Spilchen) Lezon. Johnny’s safe harbour was his AA group. This was his place of comfort for all he’d been through. We had to schedule family functions around this meeting! That is how much you all meant to him. And don’t get me wrong, he loved his family and other family. Johnny spent many years in the program at West Unit. He always had great stories of his excursions and what he might have picked up. And definitely what he ate along the way!! Then Johnny moved over to Day wellness. He loved the bus trips and daily activities. Johnny’s blood family would love to thank Candace and his other family for his amazing care over the past years. When Johnny was moved into Candace’s home, Candace and Linda became a team advocating and fighting for Johnny’s care and his health and happiness showed that. Johnny was predeceased by his grandparents and parents. Johnny is survived by his sisters, Linda (Ron) Kerr of Yorkton and Brenda Weatherby of Yorkton; his nephew, Chris (Chelsey) Kerr of Yorkton; his nieces, Terrie (Adam) Littman of Saltcoats and Kellee (Devan) Makowetski of Yorkton; four great nieces and nephews, Marissa and Camden Kerr and Emma and Kirk Littman; as well as numerous relatives and friends. The Funeral Service was held on Monday, October 7, 2019 at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Very Rev. Leonid Malkov, C.Ss.R. of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church officiating. The responses were led by Victor Puchala and parish choir members. A eulogy was presented Terrie Littman. Honourary Bearers were Linda Kerr, Brenda Weatherby, Candace Wosminity, Briana Wosminity and Kevin Globa, Andrew Cherewyk, Tyler Halyk and Stacie McLeod. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Ron Kerr, Chris Kerr, Terrie Littman, Kellee Makowetski, Makowetski and Scott Wosminity serving as the casket bearers. Memorials in memory of Johnny may be made toward The Lions Day Wellness Program for Activities as gifts of remembrance. Condolences to the family can be posted at

YEROSCHAK - Veronica Yeroschak of Yorkton, widow of Ed Yeroschak, entered eternal rest on September 27, 2019 at the age of 73 years. Veronica Rose Yeroschak was born in Grandview, MB on February 23, 1946. She was the youngest child of the now deceased Michael Ostrowski (1959) and Stella (Gunchoski) Ostrowski (1987). Veronica was the youngest of three children and is predeceased by her brother Philip Ostrowski (1978) and sister Adeline Ostrowski (2009). As a young woman Veronica left home to go work with her sister in Yellowknife and would eventually move to Thompson, MB. During her time in Thompson she would meet and marry her husband Ed Yeroschak, July 15, 1967, her husband of the next 48 years. They would then have 2 daughters, Chantelle Forsyth and Rashele Wasylenchuk during their time in Thompson. During this period, she would cultivate many friendships and build a strong bond with her new Yeroschak family. She would become a motherlike figure to her many new brothers and sister who would often reside with them. Veronica and Ed would then move to Campbell River, BC where new job opportunities arose. During this time new friendships and interests would continue as they continued to raise their family. Veronica along with her husband, Ed, would enjoy camping and gardening. The prairies would soon call them back to rejoin their family nearby and in 1980 Veronica and Ed would move to Yorkton. This would become Veronica’s final home. Veronica would work at the Yorkton nursing home for the next 28 years and would eventually retire from there. During her time in Yorkton, Veronica would enjoy new friendships, volunteering with CWL and becoming an avid quilter. Veronica loved to travel, she particularly enjoyed her many trips to visit her daughter and grandchildren in the US. Her forgiving, loving and nurturing personality is what most will remember her by. Veronica is survived by daughters Chantelle (James) and Rashele (Barry) and 3 grandchildren Danielle, Ian and Maeghan. Goodbye Veronica/Mom, you leave us as better people for knowing and loving you. Our hearts are aching with your passing but we know you will now rest in the arms of our Lord. Prayers were held on Friday, October 4, 2019 at St. Gerard’s Roman Catholic Church in Yorkton with Ernie Bobowski officiating. The reading was given by Danielle Forsyth and reflections of Veronica’s life were shared by daughter, Chantelle. The Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at St. Gerard’s Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Louis Kim Nguyen as the Celebrant. The cross bearer was Danielle Forsyth. The pianists, Lorraine Lysak (Prayers) and Diana Hornung (Mass) led the choir and congregation in the singing of the hymns. The readers were Krysta Bonds and Shannon Kubic. Serving as gift bearers were Ian Forsyth and Maeghan Forsyth. Members of the CWL paid tribute with an honour guard and words of prayer. The interment followed in the Garden of Gethsemane at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with James Forsyth, Barry Wasylenchuk, Ian Forsyth, Chris Yeroschak, Cory Yeroschak and Scott Tyschinski serving as the casket bearers. Memorials in memory of Veronica may be made to the Saskatchewan Cancer Foundation or Jowsey House at Yorkton Nursing Home. Condolences to the family can be posted at


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A place for remembering... Surrounded by a wealth of spruce and pine trees is the City of Yorkton Cemetery. This peaceful, historic setting has a variety of standard and cremation plots available. Contact Community Development, Parks & Recreation at 306-786-1750 for further information.

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Albert Michael Derworiz

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Your presence we miss, Your memory we treasure, Loving you always, Forgetting you never. We sit and wonder everyday, Why the Lord chose to call you away, We think He saw you needed rest, He only takes the very best. So many things have happened, since you were called away, So many things to share with you, Had you been left to stay. Everyday in some small way, Memories of you come our way. Though absent, you are ever near, Still missed, loved and always dear. A sadness still some over us, Tears in silence often flow, Memory keeps you ever near us, Though you died on year ago.

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Coming Events FALL TEA AND BAKE SALE St. Andrew’s United Church, Yorkton. Saturday, October 26, 2pm4pm. Admission $5.00 Children .50. THE CHILDREN of Lloyd and Ruth Scott invite you to attend a Come and Go Tea in honour of their 60th Anniversary, October 12, 2019 from 2pm-4pm at the Saltcoats and District Community Hall. Gifts and cards gratefully declined.

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MALE (44), from Yorkton, looking for female with children, for companion. Likes movies and going dancing. Call 306-641-6234 no texts.

Our sincere thank you is extended to our relatives, friends & neighbours for your visits, gifts of food, phone calls, prayers, cards and flowers, memorial donations and Legal/Public Notices the many memories. Thank you Very Reverend Father Mel SlaTO: Jason Dunlop shonsky and Reverend Michael Believed to be of Yorkton, Faryon for officiating the Mass for Saskatchewan James. Dean & staff of Bailey’s Funeral Home for their professionNotice of Order al services and help. The Skinner Unit at the Yorkton & District NursTAKE NOTICE that the ing Home. Thank you for the lovCourt of Queen's Bench of Alberta ing care you gave James. To the has made an Order in action choir, pallbearers & honourary number 1303 11664, in the City of pallbearers. To the ladies who preEdmonton, Alberta, on September pared and set up the delicious SWNA-FarmStressLine_1x23.k09_R0011747504.indd 12, 2019. This Order strikes your lunch. To all who attended James’ claim for long delay pursuant to •prod2/kj • ytwservice, oct9,2019 prayers & funeral for your• classified Rule 4.33 of the Alberta Rules of words of comfort & to those who Court, Alta Reg 124/2010. This contributed in any way. God Bless Order awards costs against you of You All. $3,697.44. You have 20 days from -Elsie, Karla, Laurie, Kevin, Darci the publication of this notice to & families. dispute the terms of this Order, including the amount of those costs. Thank you to the staff at Yorkton A copy of this Order has been sent hospital and Dr. Vanheerden for to your Facebook account, and will the care given to Don Kulcsar durbe mailed to you upon request to ing his stay, also thank you for all the Defendants' solicitor. As a result the get well cards and visits. He of the Defendants' inability to effect enjoyed every one. Thank you for service upon you, the Court has the sympathy cards and for sharordered substitutional service upon ing his celebration of life. you by this advertisement. The -Kulcsar & Cole Families Defendants' solicitor is the Department of Justice, 300 Epcor Tower, 10423 - 101 Street, Coming Events Edmonton, Alberta, T5H 0E7, file number 2527793. Antique, Vintage, Collectible Sale Saturday, Oct. 19. 800 Prince Edward Street, Melville. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Packed full of everything!! Appraisals being done. $10 per item. Inquiries 306-728-5552.

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Duplexes for Sale 20 GOOD SPIRIT CRES. Open concept, 3 bedroom, 3 bathrooms, fully finished basement. 306-6419716. OPEN HOUSE Sun., Oct. 27, 1pm-3pm.


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20 ACRES. Fenced, barn, 3 bedroom house, double garage, 15 minutes from Yorkton. Phone 306744-2437.


Houses for Sale BEAUTIFUL 2 or 3 bedroom townhouse; 1200 sq.ft., close to schools & hospital. Pictures can be viewed on Kijiji under Houses For Rent Yorkton. Call George at 306-537-3228.


• Large 1 & 2 bedroom. • Soft water, heat, and parking included • Fridge & stove • In suite laundry • A/C, deck & patio door • Secure, quiet FOR VIEWING CALL

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Enquire about one (1) month free rent! For viewing contact Kim@ 306-620-5671 Garry 306-621-6793, 403-580-5050 ext. 3

Houses For Rent 2 BEDROOM HOUSE on 371 1st Ave. N. Fridge, stove, washer, dryer. Ideal for 1-2 persons. $800/month. 306-783-6240. BEAUTIFUL 2 or 3 bedroom townhouse; 1200 sq.ft., close to schools & hospital. Pictures can be viewed on Kijiji under Houses For Rent Yorkton. Call George at 306-537-3228. FOR SALE OR RENT 3 bedroom house with one car garage at back. Fridge, Stove, washer, dryer, softener, new furnace and shingles.306-783-6742. TAKING APPLICATIONS for a 2 bedroom house, 2 gar garage. Available Nov. 1. No Smoking, No Pets, No Party. $1,000/month + utilities. References required. 306782-2894. TAKING APPLICATIONS for a 4 bedroom house for rent, single car garage, no air conditioning. F/S/W/D. Available November 1. No Smoking, No Pets, No Partying. $1300/month + utilities. references required. 306-641-5909.

Rooms DO YOU need a room in Yorkton for a day, a week or longer? For more information call 306-6209920.

Suites For Rent FOR RENT: Two Bedroom Suite in North East Yorkton. $850/month including utilities. 1,000 sq.ft., heated floor, private entrance, gas fireplace. No Pets or Parties. Available Immediately. Phone 306783-7973. SPRINGSIDE HOUSING Authority

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the Heritage Place. Fridge and stove included. Central laundry with two washers and dryers. Well kept, ready for rent. Rent is based on income. For more information and applications please call Morlie at 306-792-2222 or 306-621-7815.

Antiques LARGE ANTIQUE, Vintage, Collectible Sale. Saturday, October 19. 800 Prince Edward St. Melville. Packed full of everything! Appraisals $10 per item. Inquiries 306-728-5552.

Computers/Electronics COMPUTER DESK, comes with hutch, 3 side drawers, 1 open drawer, length 5ft., height 58 inches in excellent condition. Phone 306-783-3964. COMPUTER/OFFICE Chair, adjustable seat, on coasters, fabric seat & back, swivel base in excellent condition. Phone 306-7833964.

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2011 CHEVY TRAVERSE. Well Maintained, new tires. Contact 306-782-0169. 2014 JEEP COMPASS, 76,000kms, air/cruise/tilt, newer tires, 4x4, asking $13,500. PST Included. Call or text 306-316-1064. Pics available.

2005 CLASS A Holiday Rambler 30 ft. motorhome (V10), 35,521 miles, c/w generator, 2 slides, AC, rear camera, auto levelling, excellent condition, $52,500. OBO. 306562-7777.

BARN-STYLE VINYL Garden Sheds - 8x8ft. $1000; 8x10ft. $1250; 8x12ft $1450. Insulated 54” doors. Insulated large dog houses $300. Phone 306-783-8260.

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BUSINESS CLOSEOUT. 6x6 walk in cooler, Kelvinator freezer, Billboard highway sign, meat/bakery racks, cash register, 2 debit machines (1 portable), fax machine. Call 306-745-3484. CRAFTSMAN YARD TRACTOR. 24hp tractor and 42 inch mower. Attached 40 inch electric 2 stage snowblower, weights and chains included. 142 hours, like new. Mower never used. 306-782-3280 leave message. Asking $3,000 OBO. FOR SALE: NEW Airlift kit 5000, load levelling kit system for 2015 2019 Ford 150. Asking $375. Call 306-533-3737. FOR SALE: Twister horse shelter on treated skids, 15’w x 9’h x 10’ deep. $2000 & two 20’ Koenders windmills $1600/each or $3000 for both. 306-641-5994. OAK DRESSER w/mirror, moveable side mirrors, a door on each end w/shelf, 3 drawers. Price $250. 5 cubic foot chest freezer $100 - 2 yrs. old, like new. Phone 306-782-7335 leave message and number or 306-621-7641.

Livestock FOR SALE: Polled Purebred 2 year old and yearling Charolais bulls. Some red factor. Phone 306435-7116. King’s Polled Charolais.

Steel Buildings / Granaries

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BATHROOM SINK, Avon doll bottles, 48” bed frame, Ukrainian records, china, cups & saucers, lamps, a large picture, plants, new luggage, paper shredder, quilting fabric, Eaton’s catalogues. Phone 306-782-2127.

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2014 PUMA cabin-style 25 ft. camper, c/w slide-out, AC, sleeps six, excellent condition, $14,000. Phone 306-783-6920.

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1270 CASE 12’ blade, good tires, 18” x 38”, 36’ Bourgault cultivator, walking axle, 2” spoons and press, 2155 tank, 2 x 12 IH seed press drill with grass attachment, 8900 White combine, 354 Perkins motor, Vers 400 18’ swather complete for parts, Ford 300 6 cylinder gas motor, ‘80 Chev 3 ton, 8.2 Detroit diesel grain truck box and hoist, auto trans., ‘65 Ford 3 ton, 14’ box/roll tarp. Call 306-548-2160 20FT. Double swather 400 Versatile, 6 cyl Ford engine, stored inside, ready to go. Phone 306-6962957. 4020 JD tractor, good condition, tires 18 x 30. Call 204-539-2181.

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4890 CASE 4WD Tractor, 2 deep tillage cultivators around 33ft., 22ft. Seed Rite, Farm King heavy duty brush cutter (Shultz), 36ft. Massey swather, 1957 Chevy 3 Ton truck, fully restored, V8 5spd. Offers. Phone 306-627-3445. BOURGAULT 34’ cultivator with new shovels and tine harrows, 330 series, $5,000. Phone 306-5636376.

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RICKER’S CAMPGROUND. 2020 Seasonal Sites Available. 30 amp/water/130 gal septic tank $2600; 50 amp/water/130 gal septic tank - $2800; 50 amp/water/400 gal septic tank - $3200. May 1, 2020 - October 12, 2020, winter storage included. Call 204-9372716. SOFT COVER National Geographic books from year 1982 to 1998 $80; Hard cover Outdoor Life Deer Hunter Yearbooks from year 1983 to 1990 $40; Set of 13 hard cover The Emergence of Man books $50. Phone 306-783-0406 leave message. STAR CITY MEATS, Chicken processing Fryer’s October 8th, Medium Roasters, October 12th, Large Roasters October 22nd. 10% discount if picked up on butchering day. Call 306-863-3373 or email WINE MAKING Equipment: 3carboys, 2 primary’s, floor style corker: English Ironstone China: (rose pattern) 8 place settings. 306-783-7014.

Garage Sales 309 6TH AVE. N. Thurs., Oct. 10, Fri., Oct. 11 & Sat., Oct. 12, 9am5pm all three days. All kinds of items, household and garage items. CLEARING OUT Antiques & Collectibles. Reasonable offers accepted. Frameworks on Broadway.

Cars 2013 VOLKSWAGEN Jetta Sedan, 4 door diesel with 66,000kms. New tires, leather interior with sunroof. Navigation and back-up camera. All emissions have been changed and safetied. 306-7831880 or 306-621-7491.

Collectibles & Classic Cars 1981 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX LJ. Green, 2-door, V8 265 cubic inch 4.3 litre, 3-spd auto transmission, new tires, spare set of summer rims and tires. Approx. 206,900kms, $2,600. Phone cell 306-621-0147.

Parts & Accessories GREAT PRICES on new, used and remanufactured engines, parts and accessories for diesel pickups. Large inventory, engines can be shipped or installed. Give us a call or check us out at Thickett Engine Rebuilding. Ph. 204-532-2187 Russell, MB.

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The Canadian Union of Public Employees is looking for a full-time permanent Secretary to join our team in the Yorkton Area Office. Estimated start date is late 2019 or early 2020. Applicants must have a very good knowledge of general office work and be able to perform with accuracy, and minimum supervision, the following duties, among others: • Set up, compose, type, and proofread, correspondence, reports, collective agreements, proposals, presentations, news releases, forms, and other documents. • Maintain accurate filing systems (electronic and hard copy) including archiving; maintain mailing contact lists. • Create and/or update, perform searches, retrieve information and generate reports from various databases. • Assist, where required in the operations of the office: in maintaining appropriate inventory of office supplies, processing and verifying orders; receive, verify and process invoices for payment. • Receive, process and distribute incoming mail and e-mail. • Coordinate travel and accommodation arrangements, conferences, workshops, meetings and appointments. Ability to: • speak and write at an above average level in English; • communicate effectively in a respectful and cooperative manner with the public, all staff, members, contractors, etc.; • maintain confidentiality; • meet deadlines and/or establish priorities while working in a high-pressure work setting; • work with a high degree of accuracy; • exemplify good organizational skills; solve problems, identify and correct discrepancies, and follow guidelines, where applicable; • keyboard/type at 50 wpm; • use Office 365 and learn new software. QUALIFICATIONS • Two years related work experience, ideally in a union environment; • Business or Community College graduate in a relevant field or an equivalent combination of education and experience; WEEKLY SALARY RANGE is $1,303.69 to $1,330.93. Persons interested should send their application and updated resume to the Saskatchewan Regional Office attention: Debra Grimaldi and Mary Ellen Wood no later than October 18, 2019.

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DEPENDABLE MAN Seeking P/T job as Custodian/Kitchen helper. 306-782-0851.

C&G SHUTTLE SERVICE INC. 1-306-647-3333, Home 1-306-620-3521, Cell 1-306-620-3359. Box 695 Yorkton, SK. S3N 2W8. Medical Appointments, Airport Trips, All Other Shuttle Services Saskatoon, Regina & Winnipeg.

Business Opportunities Awarding winning, weekly newspaper for sale. This is the sale of a turnkey business that includes the publication The Davidson Leader, est. 1904; a commercial printing business and other sidelines. Current owner is willing to train new owners to ensure smooth transition. Contact Tara de Ryk 306567-8638,

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Maulers face difficult week By Devin Wilger Staff Writer The Yorkton Secon Maulers have had a tough season so far, and that streak continued into their game on Wednesday night, taking on the Regina Pat Canadians. The Maulers started strong in the first, with Mason Ziola finding the net first, assisted by Brady Grasdal. His goal was followed up by Rhys Maskimow assisted by Connor Hvidston and Daitan Dmytriw. At the end of the first, the Yorkton squad was up by two. In the second, however, Regina responded. Cal Caragata opened the second with an unassisted goal. Then, Kyren Gronick, with an assist from Eric Johnston, tied up the scoring. Regina took the lead with a goal from Carson Whyte, assisted by Cal Caragata and Kyren Gronick. They solidified it with a goal from Hunter Degelman, assisted by Brayden Barnett and Matt Millette. The Maulers couldn’t claw back in the third, and Regina kept their own streak going, with goals from Josh Romanyk, assisted by Cole Gordon and Brenden Holba assisted by Ayden Third. The final score was 6-2 for Regina. The SMAAAHL team went on a road trip over the weekend, but the trip didn’t result in any wins. The first game saw them meet the Notre Dame Argos. It was a close match after the first. The Argos got on the board first,

with a goal from Philip Fath assisted by Blake Hiltermann. But it didn’t take long for the Maulers to tie it up, with an unassisted goal from Blake Duquette. The Argos found the next again in the second with Jaryd Sych assisted by Avery Kirkup. It was the third period, however, that saw the Argos cement their win. Riley Woykin assisted by Kevin Bond and Jaydon Forrester got the first goal of the period. The Maulers put a goal of their own late in the third, with the second goal from Duquette, assisted by Easton Johns. But it wasn’t enough, and an unassisted, empty net goal from Kevin Gould for Notre Dame lead to a final score of 3-2. The Maulers then made the trip to North Battleford for a pair of games against the Stars. The first game was on Oct. 5. The first period started well for both teams. The Stars put the first goal on the board thanks to Mason Bueckert assisted by Carson Dobson and Liam

Rodman, but the Maulers met them with a goal of their own, from Daitan Dmytriw assisted by Payton Kachur. Until the third period, it was anyone’s game. In the second half of the third, it suddenly became the Stars’ game. Bueckert started off the scoring, assisted by Payton Kostyshyn. Then Carson Dobson made an unassisted goal. A power play goal at under two minutes left by Tanner Willick with the assist from Owen Slugoski, left no doubt whose game this was. In the end, the score was 4-1 for Battleford. On Sunday, Oct. 6, the Maulers came out in force. The first period began with a goal from Daitan Dmytriw assisted by Rhys Maskimow and Easton Johns. It didn’t take much time for Kylen Taphorn to follow it up with an unassisted goal of his own. Then, with under two minutes left in the first, Blake Duquette, assisted by Mason Ziola and Payton Kachur, got a power play goal, ending the period with the

Maulers up by three. For the majority of the game, it looked good for the Maulers, though the Stars were scoring. Curren WintonykPilot, assisted by Liam Rodman, got the first goal for the Stars in the second.

Regina in what can only be described as an oldfashioned barn burner. “It was a wild game,” said Yorkton coach Tyrell MacLean. “We trailed all game.” But Canadian football is never over until it’s over, and that was the case in Regina. “We scored a touchdown with 46-seconds left to essentially tie it,” said

MacLean. “And, we ran in the extra points for the win.” The final score was 33-32.

was a storybook ending,” said MacLean. “The girls were right into it. The parents were into it. They’re going to remember it forever.”

By Calvin Daniels Staff Writer

The Yorkton Lady Gridders wrapped up their fall season in General Employment

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That sent the game into overtime, and in the end it was the Battlefords that got the upper hand. Mason Bueckert assisted by Ethan Grabowski and Carson Dobson, got the win for the Stars. Next action for the Maulers will be this weekend, with two games against the Saskatoon Blazers at the Farrell Agencies Arena. Puck drops at 2:00p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

The win gave Yorkton top spot in the four team league with a 5-1 record, the only loss coming a week earlier against Moosomin. “It couldn’t have been scripted any better. It

It was a game MacLean said he too was excited to be part of. “It was probably the most exciting thing I’ve ever been involved is as a coach in sports,” he said.

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The third saw the Stars put a second goal on the scoreboard, thanks to Kyle Heintz, assisted by Nick Steciuk. But at this point, the Maulers were still up. But in the waning seconds of the game, the Stars tied it up at three, thanks to a goal from Tanner Willick, assisted by Kyle Heintz.

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bad guys. At least that is the view of their coach Jason Boyda who said the team relishes the role in a game like the one they played Friday. The Raider Gridders were in Estevan as the opposition in that team’s Friday Night Lights contest, one that always adds to the crowd and atmosphere. “It’s really nice on the road, you’re just with your teammates. There’s less distractions,” he said, then adding like in wrestling road teams tend to end up the ‘heels’ coming out to boo’s when there’s a boisterous crowd. “... We kind of like playing that role as heel ... We just embrace it.” With a good crowd behind them the host team scored the opening touchdown. “Estevan did a good job,” said Boyda, who added the first half was one of adjustment for the Raider Gridders. “There were wet conditions. We had a few ball security issues.” The situation was such that Boyda said he realizes the team needs some more focus on less than ideal conditions in

practice. “I think I’ll get a bucket of water and dump some of our older balls in and let them practice with a wet ball,” he said, adding the later in the season the more likely conditions will be less than ideal. On Friday though, the Raider Gridders adapted on their way to an eventual 53-24 win, the offence finally catching fire. “With our no-huddle, up-tempo offence we’re able to push the pace,” said Boyda. It helped too that the blocking by the Raider Gridders on offence was excellent, said Boyda, giving a special nod to the receivers who blocked on run plays. “We always say ‘you want the rock, you’ve got to block’,” he said. “They (the receivers) really take that to heart. Their blocking is phenomenal.” Next action for Yorkton sees them host Weyburn Thursday at 4 p.m. at Century Field in the city.


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A game about books and mice

When it comes to abstract strategy games there is a lot to be said for simplicity. The easier a game is to grasp in terms of rules, the better the chance of enticing someone not usually into abstract strategy games to give it a whirl. Of course, the game must have some depth of play in spite of any simplicity in order to be more than a passing interest. Games that are a tad overly simple in play become generally filler games, the kind you squeeze in at the end of a night of gaming, or over coffee with a bud. Libraria, a game by Marcello Bertocchi from XV Games falls squarely into the simple filler category. “The players take the role of Librarians who

fight for the control of the bookshelves. They try to get as many books as possible, while watching out for book-eating mice,” denotes the intro to the game in the rulebook. As is often the case the library theme is pasted on to the game, having no true bearing on play, but it still works. Setup is simple, as laid out in the rules, “Shuffle the bookshelf tiles and put them in random order on the table creating a 5X5 square board. This board is called “the bookshelf”. The bookshelf has 36 spots where a counter can be placed; the 36 intersections of the lines around each tile. Each player chooses a colour and takes all counters of that colour. The player who most recently have been into a library is declared the starting player. Otherwise determine the starting player

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not really into abstract strategy games, frankly anyone, so therein lies the greatest merit of Libraria. It is very much an entry level abstract strategy game that is still fun to pull out and play. Check it out at www. Thanks to fellow gamers Trevor Lyons and Adam Daniels for their help in running through this game for review.

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