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Volunteers ready for curling event By Calvin Daniels Staff Writer While there has been a long ‘to-do-list’ in preparation for this week’s The Meridian Canadian Open things are in readiness. The key thing is the ice is ready, said Gerry Adam who has been spearheading the volunteers and making sure everything is ready. “Having the ice prepared in time, that’s huge,” he said in an interview with Yorkton This Week Monday morning. He said having the ice is the primary concern, and everything falls into place. In terms of the ice a crew of volunteers, about 15, worked with icemaker Mark Shurek from Manitoba over the weekend to get the rings in and the flooding done. Monday afternoon a group of

young local curlers will be asked to throw a few stones just to see how they react on the newly installed arena ice, said Adam. “Maybe I’ll even get out and throw a few just to say I did,” he added with a smile. As it stood Monday morning the ice will be ready as teams begin practice Tuesday at noon, with each team having 45-minutes to test the ice, said Adam. While volunteers were at work helping with the ice, they are just part of a much larger pool of helpers poised to make things run smoothly this week. “We have close to 200 (volunteers). That’s quite a few more than we had (in 2015 when the event was last held in the city),” said Adam, adding that having extra help is never a bad thing at an event like the Open. Adam said having three years

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More than 200 volunteers will be involved in this week’s Meridian Canadian Open.

Chamber adds two new business awards By Calvin Daniels Staff Writer The Yorkton Chamber of Commerce 2020 Celebrate Success Business Awards are set for March. Monday the local Chamber announced that Baker Tilly is again the Patron Sponsor for the awards. As the Patron Sponsor, Baker Tilly will have the honour of presenting the Small Business of the Year and Large Business of the Year Awards at the upcoming Celebrate Success Business Awards, explained Juanita Polegi, Executive Director, with the Yorkton Chamber of Commerce at a press conference Monday. “Baker Tilly is a successful local business

Juanita Polegi, Executive Director, with the Yorkton Chamber of Commerce and Rick Kozachenko, with Baker Tilly at a press conference Monday. that supports many activities and events in the community,” said Polegi. “The company’s sponsor-

ship of this event demonstrates the value it places on these prestigious awards.”

Rick Kozachenko, with Baker Tilly indicated that the company sees the sponsorship as

a means to support the Chamber in its efforts to recognize business success. “Baker Tilly has been a member of the Chamber for over 60 years and we know how important this event is to the business community,” he said. “This event is a great way to recognize the success of Yorkton businesses and for the good news stories to come forward.” Polegi also announced there will be two new awards presented this year. The first is a Business Leader Award. Polegi said a group of individuals who have been involved with the Chamber in the past will submit three or four names to the judges, who

will then select the person who they feel has shown great leadership in terms of the business community. The second new award will be a People’s Choice Award. “Other Chambers have tried this,” said Polegi, adding it is an award that “gives everybody an opportunity to vote.” Every Chamber member will get one vote with the numbers tallied “just before the event itself,” said Polegi. The two new awards have been added “to give the awards a twist, a little more excitement around the awards,” said Polegi. The 14th Celebrate Success Business Awards will be presented March 25.

City gets Traffic Safety Fund grant By Calvin Daniels Staff Writer Yorkton is among 48 communities to receive dollars through provincial Traffic Safety Fund Grants. The recently announced grants were approved for funding from the proceeds of photo

speed enforcement (PSE). The PSE committee awarded the second round of Provincial Traffic Safety Fund grants, providing a total of $500,000 to improve safety in Saskatchewan. These include intersection and crosswalk improvements, speed display signs, pedestrian crossing sig-

nals, school zone beacons and other speed-reduction initiatives. In Yorkton’s case the City received $10,338 for a crosswalk with flashing beacons. Yorkton’s City Manager Lonnie Kaal told Yorkton This Week the funding saves taxpayers funding a project that was

going to be carried out anyway. “We were planning on doing this anyway. It’s something we wanted to do for pedestrian safety,” she said, adding because of the grant, “It doesn’t have to come out of the tax pie.” Other communities in the area to receive funding includ-

ed; Churchbridge $3,087 for speed display sign, Langenburg $3,865 for speed display sign, and Melville $10,000 for flashing school zone beacons and speed display signs. Grants from this round range from $850 to just over $37,000.

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YRHS launches new charity auction By Devin Wilger Staff Writer The Yorkton Regional High School is taking up a new fundraiser. The school is about to launch its first charity auction, and is currently looking for items. The fundraiser is held in partnership with Yorkton Auction Centre. The auction serves as a replacement for the magazine campaign, a long-running fundraiser for the school. The school was forced to drop the magazine campaign after the company that they had worked with went out of business, explained Roby Sharpe, YRHS Student Activity Advisor. He said that the auction came from a suggestion from the Yorkton Auction Centre, and they

thought it was a great idea. “It was really nice that the guys from the Yorkton Auction Centre stepped forward to give it a try. There’s going to be a learning curve, there are going to be some bumps to figure out.” When it comes to items, Sharpe said that they appreciate whatever people feel like donating. “No items are too big or too small. If you look at the Yorkton Auction Centre, sometimes there’s a teacup, but sometimes there’s a car, or a trip to Hawaii. So anything you’ve got, that will sell, we will take it.” Those familiar with the magazine campaign know that students were entered in for a chance to win a car. That’s still the case with the auction,

Sharpe explains, but handled in a different way. It’s going to be based on how much money their item raises. “For every ten dollars their item brings in, their name is going to go in for a car. If they bring in a grain shovel that goes for $10, that’s one time. If they bring a snowblower that their grandpa had and it goes for $200, their name goes in 20 times.” This is a major fundraiser for the school, and funds from the magazine campaign have gone to a wide range of things that the school has done, from jerseys for sports teams, Anne Portnuff theatre improvements, redoing the sound system in the gym, and innumerable other projects in the school over

the years. “Everything we do comes from student council money,” said Sharpe. People who donate will also be granted a tax receipt for the item donated. “I think it’s a win-win-win. The kids will get a chance to get their name in for the car, we’re going to raise a few bucks, and people will be able to get rid of some stuff that they want to get rid of,” said Sharpe. The school will be accepting items until Jan. 31, and the auction itself will run online from Feb. 4-11. For more information or to donate an item contact Sharpe at 306-786-5569 or 306-5211231.

Govt funds increased research and business opportunities Advanced Education Minister Tina Beaudry-Mellor announced a $400,000 grant to advance research and increase international business opportunities in Saskatchewan. The grant will fund 68 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in research and development internships in science, technology, engineering and mathematics as well

as 33 international student research opportunities. “This funding supports our Growth Plan by keeping talented young people in the province,” Beaudry-Mellor said. “Providing students the opportunity to build their careers with Saskatchewan companies benefits our economy and gives us the ability to compete globally.”

The internship funding will flow through two programs administered by Mitacs, a national not-for-profit research and development organization that specializes in the commercialization of cutting-edge technologies. Since 2007, Saskatchewan has invested nearly $3 million in the Mitacs Accelerate and Globalink programs. With

federal funding and industry contributions, a total of $13.3 million has been invested in Saskatchewan’s economy. To date, this investment has supported 508 internships and research opportunities. Mitacs funded an additional 417 students through its own resources. “One of our goals is to pro-

mote this province as a top research and education destination,” Beadry-Mellor said. “This will open the door for innovators and entrepreneurs to settle in Saskatchewan.” Saskatchewan’s Growth Plan includes a focus on securing access and expanding international markets for Saskatchewan technology and products.

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“These projects will help calm traffic and make Saskatchewan roads safer,” Minister Responsible for SGI Joe Hargrave said in a press release. “I want to congratulate the successful applicants and express how pleased I am that so many communities are keeping traffic safety top of mind and have taken the initiative to make improvements to keep their citizens safe. I continue to encourage other municipalities and Indigenous lands or territories to consider applying for these grants for their own safety initiatives.” The PSE Committee is already accepting applications for the next

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round of Traffic Safety Fund grants, as well as applications for new PSE camera locations. The deadline for both applications is March 30, 2020. More information can be found at pse-grants Applications are evaluated by the PSE committee, which includes representatives from the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association, the S a s k a t c h e w a n Association of Rural

Municipalities, the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, the Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure, and SGI. Applications for traffic safety grants are assessed against criteria focused on priority areas including intersection safety, aggressive driving, speeding and vulnerable road users. Applications for new

PSE locations need to demonstrate the proposed location is either high-risk, the site of frequent speed-related crashes, or is used by a high volume of vulnerable pedestrians. Applicants also must demonstrate that previous measures have been unsuccessful. Provincial Traffic Safety Fund grants are awarded twice annually, and applications for new PSE locations are evaluated once each year.

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go by without a major curling event probably helped with volunteers.

“Everybody was excited to have it back again,” he said, adding they wanted to be part of that return. The volunteers will be busy with a range of jobs from time keeping, recording statistics, selling 50/50s, working the information booth and anything else where

a set of extra hands is required, offered Adam. With a few teams already in the city, and the rest rolling in throughout today, Adam said he is looking forward to the stones starting to rumble down the ice, adding the event should play to great crowds all week. 20013BS0 20013BS1

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How to get curling ice TV perfect on Rogers Sportsnet By Cory Carlick Staff Writer This week, Yorkton will have the eyes of the entire nation on them as Rogers Sportsnet, televises the best curling athletes the country has to offer. In other words, the Pintys Grand Slam is in town. Sure, everybody’s excited for curling action on the ice as the athletes fight for victory. But what you might not realize is just how interesting the process itself is in mounting such a huge event. Since this is national television, it’s incredibly important that everything, and everyone looks their best. As you might expect, the star of the show is centre ice. It has to look good on TV, but it also has to play right -- with a certain kind of feel for the athletes playing on it. The man in charge of making sure the ice is absolutely perfect for both the curlers and the cameras is Mark Shurek. Yorkton This Week caught up with Mark the weekend before the event on an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour, showing just what goes into making picture perfect ice for Sportsnet coast to coast. The first step is to prepare the ice for the logos, and block your areas with black rubberized barriers. From that point, you can start preparing the ice by “flooding” -- periodically pouring a thin layer of water on the playing area to freeze. Once frozen, it is

shaved with a special device which functions as a mini Zamboni. Then, more layers of ice are carefully added in the same manner. This ensures that the finish is consistent and sufficiently smooth. The process requires patience, an attention to detail, and an athlete’s mind. Not surprisingly, Shurek is also a veteran curler. “Yesterday when we started, we took out the glass for the hockey ice,” Shurek says. “From that, we do some leveling with the zamboni and some prefloods -- levelling floods. And then, once that was done yesterday morning, we painted the ice white on top of hockey ice [itself], [and] put a few little layers.” After that, the crew lays down special water hoses that are later used to finesse the ice surface with more detail. Before the hoses are used, though, the logos are laid down on the ice and sealed. “Then, we put the foam in that outlies the area, and that’s what we did yesterday. “Today, essentially what we’re doing is building layers to thicken the ice up, one and two, to get it perfectly level. Once we’re done that, we’ll scrape the ice and shape it.” The ice is scraped by the special device mentioned earlier. It functions as a tiny zamboni and is pushed similarly to a snowblower. Its small size allows for more control and accuracy in order to refine the playing surface. Quality

A special hose is utilized for accuracy and control in preparing the perfect curling surface for network TV of ice is key, as any small deviations or inconsistencies can make a major difference in quality of play. The water also has to be treated and processed. You can’t just take your average run of the mill tap water, because once frozen, the quality of the ice can be unpredictable. The pH level of the water is particularly crucial so it freezes correctly. If it doesn’t, then the ice can chip, crack, or be inconsistent. This means that speeds of the curling rock are also completely unpredictable, and therefore playing becomes a crapshoot. Winning a game needs to be based on skill, so

much effort is made to ensure the actual playing surface is uniform. You can be the best snowmobile racer in the world, but if you’re asked to race your SkiDoo in the summer on beach sand, it isn’t going to work very well. Conversely, a jet-ski isn’t going to work too well on land. You might be the best jet-ski rider in the world, but if you’re sitting on it in the grass, you just end up looking like a complete idiot. So, the surface matters. “Here we have an RO system, which is good because it’s pretty hard water here in Yorkton,” Shurek says. “Very hard, actually.” If you’re wondering what RO stands for, it stands for reverse osmosis. Basically, the way the process works is that water is filtered, forcing unwanted compounds that make the water less clear, out. By doing this, the water is purer, and ends up freezing better. Think of the process as a microscopic sieve. A chemical filter allows certain types of molecules and ions through, but it keeps other ones out. A sieve works similarly. If you



take dirt with gold and put it in, the dirt will filter through, but the gold is bigger than the holes in the sieve. The gold remains, but the sand isn’t wanted, so it is filtered and discarded. In the case of reverse osmosis, the “sieve” is a synthetic or biological membrane which acts as a filter. Known as a semipermeable membrane, instead of filtering by size like a normal sieve (sand is smaller than gold), the RO system filters by three criteria: pressure, concentration, and temperature. 1. Pressure. As you would expect, this is literally how hard the compound pushes. Some molecules flow faster and consequently, push harder. Did you ever make “magic sand” when you were a kid, where if you move your hand gently through, it flows like normal sand, but if you push fast and hard it is thick and doesn’t move at all? Same sort of idea. 2. Concentration This is how pure the compound is. When you buy orange juice in one of those little frozen cans, you don’t drink it

like that. You add 3 cups of water. This is concentrate in action - literally, the juice has been concentrated, or compressed, into a smaller area than originally, so it is more powerful. Purity makes a difference, and is another way the RO filter decides what to leave out. 3. Temperature This is just how it sounds. How hot or cold the compound is helps the filter determine what should be there and what should go. The filter looks at all the molecules and ions that try to pass through, and it uses these three criterion to determine what will be accepted. The “good” ions and molecules have a predictable level of pressure, concentration and temperature. Since the filter knows how the molecules it will accept will behave, it looks for these patterns to let it through. Any molecules that do not follow this pattern within the acceptable threshold are discarded. Hard water involves additional considerations to process. Continued on Page A15

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Politics A killer drone 10,200 kilometres away could have a big impact on the Saskatchewan election still eight months from now. That drone that took out Iranian general, Qassim Suleimani — said to be the second most powerful person in the state that’s long been American’s enemy — could yet have a profound effect on politics in many parts of the world, including here at home. However, whether how much of an effect it will have and whether it will affect us as much it might have had are now two big questions. The pleasing thing is we might not be quite as vulnerable to such events as we once were. Of course, the political turmoil in the Middle East won’t directly effect on Premier Scott Moe’s political fortunes in the Oct. 26 election … or at least, it won’t have the direct impact it might have on U.S. President Donald Trump’s election just eight days later. However, political instability in the Middle East has traditionally had a big effect on something very important to both the Saskatchewan economy and its politics: the price of oil. As of the writing of this column, the West Texas Intermediate price of oil was $62.02 US a barrel — better than both the initial Saskatchewan 2019-20 budget projection ($59.27 US a barrel) and the slightly downgraded midyear projection ($57.03 US a barrel.) An increase in the oil price as generally been good for both the Saskatchewan economy and budget revenues, which, in turn, is really good for the political fortunes of the government of the day. But maybe it’s about here where it would to be best to be careful about old assumptions. Things are changing in this world and it might even be that the rise and fall of oil prices isn’t quite the big deal id used to be. To begin with, the oil market instability expected to follow the assassination and Iran’s retaliatory missile attack hasn’t happened … at least not quite yet. Sure, oil prices increased slightly, but (as of the writing of this) by only a modest 1.5 per cent. Things could change quickly if oil flow is disrupted — something that could happen it Iran continues its retaliate by things like limiting shipping through the Strait of Hormuz in the Persia Gulf. (As suggested earlier, things 10,000 kilometres away have a way of impacting us here.) But, so far, that’s not been the case. And even if were, there are other factors in play. For example, if there is a boom in oil prices it will certainly benefit the economy in certain parts of rural Saskatchewan. However, rural Saskatchewan is already firmly supporting the Saskatchewan Party — whether it’s good economic times or no. Politically speaking, it’s unlikely that there will be much effect here. Of course, the indirect political effect of increasing oil revenue is affording the provincial government the luxury of spending more. That could appease some voters frustrated by 2017 budget cuts. But those frustrated with the Sask. Party administration these past 12 years might not be satisfied by a bit of additional government spending in an election year. Moreover, an oil windfall isn’t quite the big deal in once was. Much to the credit of Finance Minister Donna Harpauer and the Sask. Party government, the financing of the provincial budget as been rejigged in a more manageable way. As of the mid-year update of the 2019-20 budget, about half our revenue comes from taxes and only 12 per cent comes from nonrenewable resources. Essentially, this has sheltered Saskatchewan taxpayers from things beyond their control, including what’s now going on in the Middle East. We aren’t completely immune, but we are less vulnerable to things we can’t control than we once were. Murray Mandryk has been covering provincial politics for over 22 years.

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Curling event good for city in many ways A

n event takes place this week in Yorkton that is rather significant in terms of what it means to the community. The Meridian Canadian Open will be taking over the Gallagher Centre for the week as part of Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling, and that is something that creates a rather diverse impact locally. To begin with, there is the obvious impact such an event has on the sport of curling locally. An event which brings international curlers to the city has to fire interest among local curlers who can see first-hand just how far the sport can carry someone who is dedicated to being a top competitor. Could there be a young curler in one of the city’s schools who is inspired by the Open? There is certainly every opportunity to grow as a curler locally and being up close to the best often opens eyes to the possibilities that come with hard work and dedication. The event is also huge for the local curling club. It takes a lot of volunteer effort to keep a curling club going, and a big event like the Open may just have a few fans become more involved in the sport after the final rocks are thrown at the Gallagher Centre. In terms of economic activity this event has to be seen as massively important this year especially.

There is no hiding from the fact the economy has been under some strains of late. You will not find many businesses raving about record setting Christmas sales. So a January shot in the arm will be welcome. Having a large group of curlers, coaches, ice makers and officials in the city for a week means restaurant sales, and store visits. It will also mean an upswing in tourist visits. An event of this scale will see the arena filled with curling fans not just from Yorkton, but the surrounding region. That means more dollars flowing into the economy as well. And longer term an event such as the Meridian Open puts Yorkton into the minds of curling fans across Canada. When games are broadcast nationally from the event Yorkton gets some added publicity that you just can’t buy. Finally, whenever our city hosts a major event, from RibFest to the PBR, we do a great job. We can take a lot of pride from that. Our city may not be as large as many on the curling tour, but we put out the welcome mat for competitors and fans with the best of them. All together this is a week that may be a celebration of curling, but it is also very much a celebration of the community that is Yorkton.


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Don’t let local government hide Edgar Allen Poe wrote in The Purloined Letter: “The best place to hide is in plain sight.” Sadly, Saskatchewan’s municipal governments appear to be taking that to heart – and the province might just let them get away with it. The provincial government is now studying a bill to change the law which currently requires municipal and regional governments to advertise public notices in a newspaper. Those public notices can have major impacts on your lives. They let you know if your neighbor will be allowed to open a business on your street that impacts you, or if your town council will be making decisions that cost you tax dollars. Why is the government considering this? It’s in response to a demand

from the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) and the Saskatchewan Association of Regional Municipalities (SARM), which represent the province’s local governments. They claim it’s to “create administrative efficiencies” and to ensure public notices get to areas in the province that are not covered by a newspaper. There’s one problem with that argument: there are no such areas. Every municipality or regional district in Saskatchewan has access to at least one community or daily newspaper. The real effect of this law is that municipalities would have the option of publishing public notices in their local newspaper or publishing them on their own muni-

cipal websites. Have you ever looked for a public notice on a municipal website? What will happen? Public notices that the government wants the public to actually know about – ones that put them in a good light – will probably be advertised. Those that they don’t want you to know about will be “advertised” on their websites – hidden, as we said, in plain sight. Without these public notices appearing in your community newspaper, two things will happen. You will be less informed about things that directly affect you, and community newspapers in Saskatchewan will close. That’s because public notices are a significant source of revenue for many community newspapers. In some cases,

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that revenue represents the difference between a paper being a viable business or not. And with local newspapers closing, you will be less informed than ever before. Social media and the internet are great for

some kinds of news. But when you get to a certain size of community, the only information source is your community newspaper. Good governance depends on a wellinformed public – and a well-informed public

needs viable local media. Please speak to your local MLA and let them know that when it comes to being informed by your local government, you want to read it here – not have it hidden. — Tim Schultz, VP Editorial

Education committee looking at curriculum A committee of education stakeholders, parents and business professionals will meet for the first time later this week to begin developing recommendations on future development of curriculum and high school graduation requirements in Saskatchewan. “It is important that we hear from parents, educators, post-secondary institutions and the business community about what students need to learn in the

classroom in order to be successful,” Deputy Premier and Education Minister Gordon Wyant said. “I look forward to hearing the committee’s recommendations for curriculum development and renewal to meet the future needs of students.” Committee members were nominated by their respective organizations, in addition to four parent representatives from around the province. “The world

is changing at a remarkable rate and it is critical our students keep pace,” Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce CEO Steve McLellan said. “Schools must offer the right curriculum so students are prepared for the workplace of the future. As the provincial chamber of commerce, we’re looking forward to bringing the employer voice to the process.” The committee will serve a three-year term.

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Fred Langstaff with his team Fred O. Langstaff, freighter is shown here on Broadway Street in his cutter hitched to a poorly matched team, Dick the horse, and Jumbo, the Shetland pony. The building in the background on the corner of Second Avenue North is the first Hudson’s Bay Company store. In the 1890s, a Mr. Fischer established 4 trading posts between Fort Qu’Appelle and Fort Pelly, and one at Nut Lake about six miles from where the town of Rose Valley now stands. For a few years, Langstaff was hired by a Winnipeg fur supply company to oversee the trade at the Nut Lake post. He travelled to this post, a distance of 130 miles every fortnight on the old Carleton Trail by way of present day towns of Springside, Theodore, Foam Lake, and Fishing Lake. He was accompanied by an interpreter, Johnny Brass because a lot of the trading business was with Aboriginal trappers of the area. In a 1965 interview he explained, “Brass was well acquainted with the territory and the people, having been a former mail-packet carrier in the Territories.” They also picked up

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To book, use the online reservation system: or call direct: 306-316-0221 Email: supplies for the post at the Great West Trading Company in Yorkton, these being dress goods, fabrics, flour, sugar, tea, butter, dried fruits, molasses, etc. The Aboriginals traded furs — mostly muskrat, and some mink for goods. On each trip, Langstaff also brought along cats for sale. Fischer’s post readily bought the cats, as they were badly needed to control the mice. For the journey, the freighters wore mackinaws, or buffalo coats, fur hats, moose hide moccasins and 2 or 3 pairs of woolen socks, and covered themselves with a buffalo robe. Along the way, they made camp, heated up beans and meat, with buttered bread and tea. This edition of History Corner originally ran in the Jan. 20, 2010 edition of Yorkton This Week. Terri Lefebvre-Prince

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 2020. Seniors Day will be the third Tuesday of every month in 2020. 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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January 15, 2020 - January 21, 2020

Council Meeting Monday, January 27, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. General InquIrIes: 306-786-1700 Mayor’s Office .................... 306-786-1701 After Hours Emergency ...... 306-786-1760 Building Services................ 306-786-1710 Bylaw Control ..................... 306-786-1725 City Clerk ............................ 306-786-1717 City Manager ...................... 306-786-1703 City Parks & Green Spaces ................. 306-786-1780 City RCMP.......................... 306-786-2400 Communications ................ 306-828-2424 Community Development, Parks & Recreation.................... 306-786-1750 Economic Development ..... 306-786-1747 Engineering Department ...... 306-786-1710 Farrell Agencies Arena Booking .................... 306-786-1740 Fire Hall .............................. 306-786-1795

Gallagher Centre Water Park & Meeting Rooms/Convention Centre Booking .................. 306-786-1740 Gloria Hayden Community Centre ............................. 306-786-1776 Godfrey Dean Meeting Rooms Booking ........................... 306-786-1780 Kinsmen Arena & Blue Room Booking ................... 306-786-1780 Library Rooms Booking .............................. 306-786-1780 Property Sales .................... 306-786-1747 Public Works ...................... 306-786-1760 Sports Fields & City Centre Park Bookings ......................... 306-786-1780 Tax Department ................ 306-786-1736 Water Billing Department ... 306-786-1726

Upcoming Commission/Committee/ Board Meetings Environmental Committee Meeting

Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 Time: 7:30 a.m. Location: Queen Street Water Treatment Plant Please see the City of Yorkton’s website at: for meeting cancellations

Dogs in the City are required to have up-to-date vaccinations and a current dog license. Licenses are renewable annually in January and can be purchased at the SPCA, veterinary clinics in Yorkton or at City Hall. There are also rates for 5 year and permanent licenses.

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Community reading Slacker for January By Devin Wilger Staff Writer The One Community One Book program wants to get families reading together, and 1,100 families in the area will be reading Slacker by Gordon Korman over the month of January. School families in St. Paul’s, Columbia, Yorkdale, Dr. Brass, MC Knoll, St. Michael’s and Invermay Schools will be taking part in the program. Slacker takes place from the perspective of a young man who is concerned with playing video games in the basement and little else, with a jolt to the system coming when the fire department has to intervene after dinner starts on fire. St. Paul’s School has participated in One School, One Book for the past 11 years, and principal Quinn Haider said it’s an integral part of what they do at the school, and they’re happy to see more schools on board. “As an educator, I think it’s wonderful because the more opportunities we provide for not only students but for families to engage in lit-

eracy and engage in learning together the better. I think it’s just wonderful how it’s growing.” The book selection involves the different schools involved working together to make the final choice, explained Haider. “We always do our best to choose books that will appeal to kids and families.” Even after 11 years of the program, it’s still possible to have firsts. Korman is the first Canadian author that St. Paul’s has read for the program. He’s also an author with a lengthy career which began when he was 12, or about the age of many students who will be reading his book. Slacker was written much more recently, inspired by Korman’s son. “Finding role models and inspiration for kids is always important, and if we snag a few kids that we normally wouldn’t, that’s an added bonus.” The Painted Hand Casino, Old Dutch Saskatchewan Literacy Network and SaskTel have sponsored the program this year, and Haider thanks them for

Mike Laskowski reads the first chapter of Slacker by Gordon Korman to the students at St. Paul’s School to kick off One Community One Book. their support. At St. Paul’s, the month will end with a Family Literacy Night on Jan. 30.

Innovation Saskatchewan has new CEO Minister Responsible for Innovation Saskatchewan Tina Beaudry-Mellor has announced that after a comprehensive selection process, Kari Harvey will serve as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Innovation Saskatchewan effective January 8. Harvey has dedicated more than 25 years to the public service, which has included senior leadership roles in the Ministries of Agriculture, Health and Intergovernmental Affairs. Most recently she has served as the Acting CEO and Chief Operating Officer of Innovation Saskatchewan. “Kari’s work with our entrepreneurial ecosystem has created trust and co-operation among a sector that is critical to our economic growth,” Beaudry-Mellor said. “I am excited to work with her to deliver on the targets of the Growth Plan and to push for Saskatchewan’s growing recognition as a tech leader both nationally and inter-

nationally.” The Government of Saskatchewan is taking bold steps to ensure Saskatchewan’s tech-sector stays strong during the next 10 years of growth. Tripling the tech-sector by 2030 by aggressively pursuing new measures to retain and attract large scale tech employers will help ensure Saskatchewan is on the right path with a modern economy. In 2017 Innovation Saskatchewan launched Co.Labs, a provincially backed incubator which in less than three years has created 160 jobs, incubated 88 start-ups and secured more than $8 million in investment. Saskatchewan also offers the Saskatchewan Technology Startup Incentive, the most aggressive tech angel investment incentive program in Western Canada. For more information on Innovation Saskatchewan visit

January 15, 2020 - January 21, 2020

Council Meeting Monday, January 27, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Request for Proposals Gallagher Centre Component Naming Rights Opportunity Proposal must be received before 4:00 p.m. on January 24, 2020 Please send sealed Proposal clearly marked “GALLAGHER CENTRE COMPONENT NAMING RIGHTS OPPORTUNITY” to: Department of Community Development, Parks & Recreation City of Yorkton Box 400 Yorkton, Saskatchewan S3N 2W3 Details of Proposal: The City of Yorkton is requesting proposals from interested corporate partners to be Naming Rights Partners for various components in the Gallagher Centre, enhancing the businesses marketing efforts and image in the community while providing the Gallagher Centre with revenue to continue to attract and develop new opportunities for the City and regional area of Yorkton. Specifications are available at: Proposal shall remain open for acceptance by the City and irrevocable for thirty (30) calendar days following the date specified for closing. Proposal received after the date and time specified for closing will be marked late and returned unopened. Contact Person Enquiries regarding the proposal procedure and particulars can be directed to: Darcy McLeod - Director Community Development, Parks & Recreation City of Yorkton Phone: 306-786-1750 Email: The City reserves the right to reject any or all tender. Lowest or any proposal not necessarily accepted.

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Bring back the virtual dogs Nintendogs needs to come back. That’s probably something that appears to be out of nowhere, but I was reading about rescues dealing with dogs surrendered after Christmas because they were given as gifts, and then quickly given up because the owners didn’t expect the responsibility. Obviously, these people were not prepared for real dogs. What about virtual dogs? Nintendogs, originally released in 2005, was a virtual dog you could raise on your Nintendo DS. It was cute and had puppies running around, and was pitched as a dog for people who couldn’t have an actual dog. It also made more sense as a gift, because there was no risk. At least if you don’t know how to take care of the Nintendog a virtual dog can’t die. My proposal for a revived Nintendogs would have an extra mode. Let’s call it “simulation mode,” and it would either have to be a mobile app or interface with a cell phone in some way. Unlike regular Nintendogs, which can be turned off, this version would need regular care and attention – just like a real dog. Players would need to train out bad habits,

Would this mode be for everyone? No, of course not, but not everyone can raise a real dog either. For some people, it would be a way to see if they can handle dog ownership. Clearly, some people can’t, and the dog they briefly adopt suffers.


they would have to remember to feed it, they would have to go for walks regularly. All of this can be tracked by a modern phone.

The real market for such a thing would be parents. Every mom and dad whose kids really want a puppy could give this new Nintendogs to their kid as a test. If you can successfully take care of the virtual dog, you can earn a real one. If you can’t do it, you can’t handle the responsibility. The game could also link to shelters and rescues in the player’s area to help with the next step for these families, provided that the player has done a reasonably good job with their virtual pet.

If you want some time away from the dog, say to go to a movie or something, you’d have options just like with a real dog, but you don’t want to do this too often, especially in the puppy stage - again, just like a real dog. The game would have a way of rating your performance as well.

Because while a virtual dog would be a great training and preparation tool, a brick of glass and metal isn’t really a substitute for a real furry friend. While a dog is a ton of responsibility, it’s also an incredibly rewarding one, and a dog is always a big part of the family when they join it.

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10th anniversary of the Saskatchewanderer kicks off with a blast from the past The very successful Saskatchewanderer program marks its 10th Anniversary in 2020. To celebrate, social media followers will be re-introduced to past Saskatchewanderers in what is being called the month of the Retro Wanderer! Ashlyn George, the 2015 Saskatchewanderer will kick things off January 10. On January 17 and January 24, the Saskatchewanderer social media channels will be taken over by two other past fan favourites. In early February, the new 2020 Saskatchewanderer, who will continue showcasing

our province until the end of the year, will be officially announced. “ T h e Saskatchewanderer program has been a very successful platform to feature our province as a great place to visit, live, play and work yearround,” Parks, Culture and Sport Minister and Minister Responsible for Tourism Saskatchewan Gene Makowsky said. “I look forward to hearing about what some of our previous Wanderers are up to now and then following our 2020 Saskatchewanderer on his or her adventures.” CAA continues as the official vehicle sponsor of

the Saskatchewanderer, renewing its support annually since the program launched. “It certainly is official,” CAA President and CEO Fred Titanich said. “CAA Saskatchewan is very pleased to return as the vehicle sponsor of the Saskatchewanderer program. We look forward to celebrating 10 years of exploring this great province with the Wanderer. CAA Saskatchewan’s reputation as a successful business leader with 100 years of experience in the travel, insurance, roadside assistance and automotive maintenance sectors, certainly helps to profile the best that

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Electric tractors; in time they will come I must say I am fascinated when I see a headline asking ‘Are we ready for electric tractors?’ To begin with I am among those who believe, given a natural progression of things, the world will move toward less internal combustion engines burning gasoline and diesel. That does not mean a complete shutdown of such fuel sources, but rather opting where possible for cleaner alternatives. It’s actually a winning vision in the sense any conversion actually extends the life expectancy of non-renewable

fuel sources which means having them for critical uses where they prove the best option – passenger airplanes coming to mind as perhaps a key area that will long require fossil fuels. But that swerves me away from the starting premise of whether electric tractors are viable? Certainly electric tractors are possible. Technologies exist today. The question is more about how the cost of electric tractors compare to more traditional power sources? And, do they do the job as efficiently? The idea of trac-

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Calvin Daniels tors roving fields with essentially long, retractable extension cords attached seems a tad strange, but at one time the mere idea of tractors taking over from horses was seen as fantasy, and I am sure my grandfather, were he alive, would stand in some awe at the sheer size of

today’s largest farm tractors. It is likely, as farming evolves toward electric power tractors, units are going to be smaller, the equipment smaller as well, with the technology being married to autonomous controls. It seems the most logical to go smaller, but have

the ability to program the unit to run without an ‘on the seat’ operator, for much longer hours. For an industry that has been going in a directly opposite direction, farm units growing everlarger, with horsepower of tractors and the width of equipment growing to match the additional acres. The idea of smaller will be a near paradigm shift for many producers, who have over the last several decades seen tractors get bigger and bigger with every purchase made. Farmers are also going to question whether electric can deliver the needed power,

although that will be a factor dealt with by smaller equipment in my mind. It comes down to seeing two smaller units at work over longer hours covering the same acres, a system that works depending on the overall associate costs of both systems. Like most developments, from the growing of canola to zero-till farming, a few farmers will need to be early adopters of the technology, the in-field provers of the concept, and then electric will find its place in the farm sector. Calvin Daniels is Editor with Yorkton This Week.

Groups co-operate on barley initiative The Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission (SaskBarley), Alberta Barley and Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association (MWBGA) announced recently the launch of the Canadian Barley Research Coalition (CBRC), a national not-for-profit organization that will facilitate long-term investments aimed at improving profitability and competitiveness for Western Canadian barley farmers. CBRC will facilitate a collaborative approach to funding

regional and national research projects in variety development and agronomy, including core barley breeding agreements with Agriculture and AgriFood Canada (AAFC) and the University of Saskatchewan’s Crop Development Centre (CDC). CBRC will also provide funding for qualifying regional projects that align with variety development and agronomic priorities. “SaskBarley began working to create CBRC over the last year, as the Board saw

the need for such an organization within the barley world,” says SaskBarley Chair Jason Skotheim. “The coalition was founded by Western Canadian barley organizations interested in pursuing research-led breakthroughs in science and agronomics that will expand the relative economic competitiveness of barley. As CBRC evolves we will be looking for other members to join CBRC for a true national value chain approach to research”

“Alberta Barley is pleased to be part of this collaboration that will not only maximize the entire value chain’s capacity, but will also serve as a venue for formal collaboration and alignment of Western Canada’s barley research priorities,” says Terry James, Alberta Barley’s Research Chair. “We look forward to working with our fellow prairie barley commissions through the CBRC to streamline our processes and ultimately see improved performance and competitiveness for barley.”

“MWBGA is always looking for investment opportunities that will further barley research to benefit our Western Canadian barley producers,” says MWBGA Chair Fred Greig. “We are proud to contribute to development of the newly established CBRC and are pleased to be working closely with our partner organizations in Alberta and Saskatchewan.” The first order of business for CBRC is renewing core breeding contracts with the CDC and the AAFC.

Sequencing the genome for canola Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) are members of an international consortium of key academic and global seed company leaders from Canada, the United States, Europe and Israel that has successfully sequenced the genome for canola. The canola consortium is led by Dr. Isobel Parkin (PhD), research scientist from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), and Dr. Andrew Sharpe (PhD), director of genomics and bioinformatics from GIFS at USask. The genome research is essential to enhancing the quality and yield of the major oil crop. The project reached a key milestone in completing the full assembly and mapping the genomes of 10 diverse canola varieties, cultivated in Canada, U.S. and Europe. The genome assembly and complete mapping was done using Israelibased genomic big data company NRGene’s DeNovoMAGIC technology. Canola is a major vegetable oil crop farmed on approximately 35 million acres around the world. Canola oil is considered a high-quality vegetable oil and is commonly used in food production and diverse industrial applications, including biofuel. Increasing the productivity of the plant will expand its use for a range of applications, replacing lower quality vegetable oils and diesel fuels. “Having top quality genomes of rapeseed/ canola is crucial for identifying the genes responsible for key commercial traits,” said Parkin.

“This will be a foundational resource for basic research that’s required to increase yield and nutritional values of rapeseed/canola.” In the upcoming weeks, the project will also include the comparative mapping of the full genome sequences into a pangenome. Subsequently, the genomes of other varieties will be incorporated to reveal the broad genetic diversity of canola that is grown around the world. This work will be done using NRGene’s GenoMAGIC big-data toolkit, that is already in use commercially for other key crops such as maize, soybean, cotton, tomato and wheat. “This was truly a combined effort, made possible with the support and contributions from various parties,” said Sharpe. “The results will advance breeding for rapeseed and canola, benefiting research, industry, producers and consumers. This progress also has immense economic value for Canada, which is one of the world’s leading producers and exporters of canola.” “The broad genomic database we produced provides the fundamental infrastructure needed by every breeding program,” said Dr. Gil Ronen, chief executive officer of NRGene. “Sharing funding resources between multiple commercial and academic entities enables us to build the largest global database of rapeseed/canola to be shared among consortium members and revealing strategic paths in the breeding of elite seeds.”

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About GIFS:

The Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) works with diverse partners to discover, develop and deliver innovative solutions for the production of globally sustainable food. A catalyst for innovation, GIFS offers a solution-oriented approach to research and development. The institute was established

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that promote innovation and competitiveness. About NRGene: NRGene is a genomics company that provides turn-key solutions to leading breeding companies. Using advanced algorithmics and extensive proprietary databases, NRGene empowers breeders to reach their full potential by

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Blake Reid Band takes on prairie landmarks By Devin Wilger Staff Writer When you see an old house abandoned in a field, you might have a number of different thoughts. Maybe you’ll think it looks interesting, maybe you’ll wonder about the situation that made people leave the house entirely. The Blake Reid Band thought it would be a great place to record an album. The result, No Roads In, became both an album and a documentary about its creation. The band will be in Yorkton on Jan. 21 to screen that documentary as part of the Yorkton Film Festival’s Open Cinema Program, at the Yorkton Public Library at 7:00 p.m. The next night, on Jan. 22, they will be performing as part of the Yorkton Arts Council’s Stars for Saskatchewan series, at 7:30 p.m. at the Anne Portnuff Theatre. This is the band’s first tour of the province, and Reid said that it’s time, since they’re gearing up for the full release of the project, with the album being released in March. The house itself is east of High River, AB, and was abandoned since 1939. It had no windows and had roof damage. They had to power the project with a generator, which was located 200 meters away in a ditch so they wouldn’t pick up the noise. “To go in there, basically battle the elements and include all of the ambient sounds in the recordings, I think that was most interesting to the crew.” Recording in the house lent the album a unique feel, and a unique recording experience. It was, essentially, a live album without an audience, explained Reid, and because it was recorded entirely on analog they couldn’t do any tricks or have the luxury

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Blake Reid Band will perform in Yorkton Jan. 22, as part of the Stars For Saskatchewan series in the city. of a studio setting. “The house essentially was its own instrument. When you go into a typical studio environment there’s sound isolation. There was no sound isolation, we didn’t have headphones, we weren’t on metronomes, there was no post-doctoring. Everything we recorded went straight to recorder and went out on tape. That was an obvious challenge.” Of course, having something raw was the goal, and Reid went further by not giving the band the songs until they were at the location. “The album was written and recorded all within two weeks... We didn’t want anybody to be familiar with the music because we didn’t want it to sound like it was rehearsed. We wanted it to be natural and elastic. Of course the guys were thrilled about that, they were like ‘you’re going to film us and record us and we don’t even know the songs?’” Unlike most albums, the weather also played a

role in the album’s creation. “We didn’t anticipate that we would have a monsoon during recording. We battled some prairie storms, it was fantastic.” The album was recorded on analog, rather than digitally, and while appropriate for the context, Reid also believes that the analog sound is better, but for a technical reason. “When you record digitally, everything is quantitized and snapped to grid, so everything is on the beat. What happens is that everything is stacked to beat, so that beat gets so layered with so much information that your brain cannot actually compute all those sounds stacked on top of the beat. In the old analog recordings, especially from the ‘60s and ‘70s when you had these tremendous bands, both in country and rock, which were playing, the bass was a little bit behind the kick drum... They weren’t perfectly on the beat,

because they weren’t snapped to grid by computers. So the beat becomes a lot wider and the sound seems to groove and be warmer. I think that’s part of it, on the recording side.” The goal was also to make something that wasn’t just a collection of singles, but an album, something to listen to fully, recalling the albums Reid grew up with, something he sees as coming back through the analog revival. “When you got an album, you would sit down and listen to it front to back. That was one of the things we wanted to do with No Roads In, it’s a double vinyl album, so people can have a glass of wine or beer and listen to front to back. It’s not to listen to one song and walk away, it’s like an event.” The old abandoned houses like the one the album was recorded in are icons of the prairie landscape, and have inspired a wide range of art. For Reid, he believes it’s because it inspires


people’s imagination. “You wonder about it, you wonder about the life that was there. There was a home, there was a life, somebody lived there. What challenges did they face when they lived there? That house in particular has an interesting story because the fellow that lived there built the house, I think he came from the maritimes in the early 1900s. He had built the house, and the plan was for him to send for his family, and they never came out. He lived in the house for a few years. I’m not sure if the family broke up or not... The house was built, had some life for a few years, but never seemed to be established as a family home, but it was beautiful... It was built with love, it was very interesting, the entire site.” Making an album in this unique, organic way was a form of therapy, Reid said, and a way to return to their roots. “Everybody who was involved in the project seemed like they were at a crossroads in their life.

For myself, I had made two commercial albums, I had been down to Nashville, I had chased the industry, and then I got frustrated, which a lot of musicians do, they get frustrated with the industry. It was time to step away from that and realize why we do it. It’s a love for music, and a love for music from when you first started playing a guitar and learning a song in your own space.” Reid grew up with music right in the land, with his farm being purchased by his grandfather from country music legend Wilf Carter. “Music was very inherent, day to day, whether it was in tractors or whether it was in kitchens in the old farmhouse. Coming into this environment brought me back to why I love music. That thread of my parents and my grandfather, it just filled our hearts. Everybody from the musicians to the crew, it was challenging but a great experience, personally and musically.” This is going to be a project that inspires the group for years to come. “It’s been a little bit of a touchstone to be honest with you. We’ve recorded a commercial since the No Roads In project... It was really hard to go back in the studio after going through that experience because it was so inspiring. It’s so inspiring to sit there with the guys in the band, laugh and joke, and make music the way you want to make music... It was like a catharsis, it definitely changed my whole perspective on music and the direction I want to go.” Reid is excited to show the documentary and play for audiences in town. “We’re really proud of this project and we’re excited to be coming your way.”

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Community Spotlight The Yorkton and District Scottish Society proudly presents the 42nd annual Robbie Burns Supper on Jan. 25. New location this year join us at the Saltcoats Community Hall, 203 Glasgow Ave., for an evening of pipes and drums, dancing, poetry, scotch and a delicious buffet featuring haggis. Families welcome! Reception at 5:00 p.m., Dinner at 6:00 p.m. with program and dance to follow. Business or Scottish attire. Don’t miss out on a opportunity to don your favorite kilt or tartan. Advance tickets only. Limited bus service from Yorkton will be available. To purchase tickets or for more info, please contact Helen 306-744-8101 (Saltcoats) or Wendy 306-744-8118 (Saltcoats), Margaret 306-782-5000 (Yorkton) or Eva 306783-6741 (Yorkton.)


The Yorkton Genealogical Society will be meeting on Tues., Jan. 21, at 7 p.m., at the Yorkton Public Library. At 7:30 p.m., Morris Stakiw will present a talk on “Photo Restoration”. This talk will include how to bring back to life old photos. Also, it will cover storing and protecting old photos and negatives. All are welcome. Feel free to bring your old pictures and negatives. Contact person Linda Burback at 306-782-1685.


New Horizons Friday Night Dance, New Horizons Senior Centre, 78 First Ave. N., Yorkton. Live music every Friday. Everyone is welcome. 7:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Music by: Jan. 17, Zashleys; Jan. 24, Russel Pelly Band; Jan. 31, Len Gadica. Admission $10. Contact Peter 306-782-1846. To rent hall 306-783-6109 or 306-782-5915.


Yoga Classes for Seniors - New Horizons Senior Centre, 78 First Ave. N., Yorkton. Come out and get fit every Tuesday and Friday. 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.


Annual Supper & Dance, Wroxton Rec Centre Sat., Jan. 18. Cocktails 5:30 p.m. Supper 6:30 p.m. Music by Lenny & The Gypsies. $35.00/ticket. Advance tickets by Jan. 16, 2020 deadline. Contact: Bryan 306-621-8555, Linda 306-782-1280.


Library Social Worker available on 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.


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 306621-0523

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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 306-620-6605.


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.




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Attention all crib players - come join us at the Yorkton Public --Library on Friday at 1 “Whoever said don’t p.m. All are welcome. run from your probPlease use the back lems never had to face door. a bully.” Telephone and internet service for kids --Citizens on Patrol in Canada. No problem Program Yorkton - is too big or too small COPP the eyes and ears for our professional of your community is counselors. 1-800-668recruiting new mem- 6868 kidshelp.sympatbers. For an applica- tion or more info please --contact COPP at 306The Gen. Alexander 783-5022 or 306-6209889 or The Yorkton Ross branch of the Canadian City Detachment of the Royal RCMP at 306-786-2400 Legion monthly meetor Box 153, Yorkton, SK ings are held on the last Wednesday of the S3N 2V7. month, nine times a --year. Your participaClub 55+ Golden tion, as Legionaires, is Age Bowlers are look- critical to the future ing for new members. progress of our organLeagues are Mondays ization. and/or Wednesdays at 1 --p.m. First time Bowlers Yorkton Wildlife are welcome! Drop in Federation does Trap at 12:30 p.m. on those days or call Brad at the Shooting on Tues. evenYorkton Bowl Arena ings at 5 p.m. till dark. Weather permitting at 306-783-5183. York Lake Trap Club. --Everyone welcome. 306Al-Anon meets 516-7521. Monday nights, 8 p.m. --at St. Paul’s Lutheran Gloria Hayden Church, 73 Smith St. Community Centre and Wed. nights, 8 p.m. Hours of Operation at Westview United Church (355 Bradbrooke Monday to Friday 9:00 Dr.). Alateen also meets a.m. to noon, 1:00 p.m. on Wed. night, 8 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Closed at Westview United over the lunch hour. Church. Adult chil- Saturdays & Sundays dren of Alcoholics noon to 5:00 p.m. Stat Al-Anon meeting every Holidays closed. Thursday night at 7 p.m. --at St. Paul’s Lutheran Tune in each Sunday Church, 73 Smith St. morning at 8:30 a.m. on Access Channel 7 --TOPS (Take Off to hear Pastor George Pounds Sensibly) meets Lewis. Sponsored by Immanuel every Tues., SIGN East Yorkton Baptist Church. Entrance, 83 North St., weigh in 6:15 p.m., meeting to follow; Wed., SIGN 345 Broadway St. To submit your own W., York B Salon, Lower upcoming event… for our Level, weigh in 12:00 WEBSITE AND PRINTED noon, meeting 12:15 PUBLICATIONS go to: 12:45 p.m. Call 306-7833765 or visit www.tops. org for more informa tion.

Gift leads to look at camelina oil Some very dear friends gave us a very interesting Christmas gift: two bottles of flavored camelina oil. While I had heard of camelina oil, I knew next to nothing about it, so time for some homework! Camelina is an oilseed crop that originally comes from Northern Europe and Central Asia. The oil is pressed from the Camelina Sativa oilseed; the crop is an ancient one, part of the brassica family. I learned that this crop and its oil was used until the 1940’s in Europe, but then higher yielding crops came along, and farmers began growing these other crops. But as in almost all things, there is now renewed interest in this ancient oilseed. What does it have to offer the modern consumer? Camelina oil is mostly unsaturated oil, and it is high in omega three and omega six fatty acids. I know as soon as we see the word “fatty” we start to panic, especially at this time of year! But remember, omega 3 fatty acids are necessary for good health, and since out bodies can’t make them, we need to obtain them from outside sources in our diets such as fish oils, walnuts, and other oils. Camelina oil is described as being ideal for salad dressings, spreads, and margarine, and a lovely choice because it is high in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. The oil was labelled “cold-pressed”. What does this mean? Oil is extracted from seeds or nuts by pressure that squeezes the oil out. If a seed is very hard, more pressure and friction is needed to obtain the oil. But from what I read, camelina seeds are soft, and so the oil can be extracted without all that extra pressure. To the consumer, this means


Gardener’s Notebook that the lovely, delicate flavor of the oil is not affected. The brand of camelina oil that we received was “Three Farmers”, so if you want to visit their website and read more about camelina oil, as well as other sustainable products, go to www. There are also some exciting recipes on the site, and I look forward to trying the Camelina Roasted Potatoes: talk about yummy comfort food on a cold winter day! If you are aiming to try more locally grown products in 2020, the start of a brand new decade, you will be heading down an interesting garden path. It’s exciting to see local products in the grocery store, and I applaud the stores that are opening up a venue for local producers of various products — much appreciated! How wonderful to look on the labels and see those products are made on the prairies or in Saskatchewan! Whenever I see articles about “eat local” I

always read them, but many are written by folks who live in much warmer climes than ours! It is not such a challenge or sacrifice to “eat local” when the location is a place that can grow things most of the year. It is a little different for us, and I know many of us don’t want to give up eating oranges, or having a cup of coffee or tea, or be able to enjoy many other things that are not “local” in the winter months. But perhaps we should aim for the best balance we can, and support the growers and producers close to home who are being innovative with exciting products that we never even heard of ten years ago. We applaud their efforts! The Yorkton and District Horticultural Society will be having their first meeting of 2020 on Wednesday, March 19. Meetings are always the third Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m. at SIGN on North Street. Visit us at to see what’s “coming up”, and have a great week!



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Flight 2020 has launched - are you prepared?

“This is the captain. Brace for impact.” On January 15, 2009, the hundred and fifty passengers and five crew members flying US Airways flight 159 barely had time to register those words. Seconds later Captain Chesley (Sully) Sullenberger made a rare skillful (though incalculably risky) landing on the surface of New York’s Hudson River. Two minutes after takeoff, barely five minutes into its flight, the jet collided with a flock of Canada geese. The collision damaged both

engines, causing an almost complete loss of thrust. Few of us can forget the images we saw in the media that day. The partially submerged jet rested with disquieting calm on the river’s surface, while stunned passengers stood on its wings, waiting patiently for rescue. All but Captain Sully. He remained in the plane, walking through the seats and aisles, searching for any possibly missed passengers. Due to his diligence, Sully didn’t lose a single passenger or crew mem-



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ber that day. Only a handful of people received injuries; none critical. In his subsequent book, Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters, Sullenberger explored the qualities of leadership, revealing what led him to making the right decision that day. For his entire career, he had focussed on preparedness. Before becoming a commercial pilot, Captain Sully had trained

and been employed by the US Air Force. He’d analyzed data in countless air disasters, visited the sites of numerous crashes. He’d seen the heartbreaking wreckages, heard the testimony of the few survivors, realized the tragic consequences of single wrong decisions. He understood the importance of preparing for every eventuality, of knowing precisely what actions to take in crisis. He’d read, almost


landing. In the Holy Bible, God has provided us with a manual on preparing well for life’s disasters, a Holy Book meant not only to be read, but explored, interacted with and studied. He’s also provided a Captain far wiser and greater than Sully. His Holy Spirit guides through the circumstances that break us. He never abandons us during inevitable crash landings, even when we’ve stubbornly taken ourselves off course. He guides, teaches, supports and comforts. And if we’re not already doing so, he stands by, simply waiting for us to pay attention to wisdom. Flight 2020 has launched. Numerous doomsayers have already spoken. May I introduce you to the Captain?

Job numbers grew in 2019 According to new Statistics Canada data, Saskatchewan saw an increase of 10,400 jobs, or 1.8 per cent, from 2018 to 580,400 jobs. More than half of that job growth is due to full-time jobs. Saskatchewan’s annual unemployment rate was the fourth lowest among provinces at 5.4 per cent and remained below the national rate of 5.7 per cent in 2019. “In spite of external headwinds, the creation of 10,400 jobs in 2019 is an indication that Saskatchewan has a robust, diverse and growing economy,” Immigration and Career Training Minister Jeremy Harrison said. “Saskatchewan’s growth plan set an ambitious tar-

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memorized, the manuals for his planes. When Flight 159 made impact with the geese; when it didn’t recover, Sully’s training took over. In those moments, he did everything right. Calmly, objectively and excellently, considering above all the safety of the souls on board. Subsequent criticism, investigation and analysis followed that Hudson River landing, but in everything, the Captain’s decisions were found sound. His preparedness paid off. Life doles out crises with an uneven hand, but very few people fly through their years in constantly blue skies, landing softly at the end of life. Most of us face unexpected turbulence in our lives, along with the occasional crash

get of 100,000 new jobs by 2030, last year’s job growth shows that this target is reachable and well on its way of being met.” December 2019 also marked the 17th consecutive month of job growth on a year-over-year basis. In December 2019, there were 579,900 people employed, an increase of 6,700 jobs over December 2018. Saskatchewan’s monthly unemployment rate was 5.7 per cent (seasonally adjusted) in December 2019, down from 5.8 per cent in November 2019. Other December 2019 highlights: • Record highs for the month of December for labour force (612,000

persons), employment (579,900 jobs), full-time employment (470,000 jobs) and female employment (269,300 jobs); • Off-reserve Aboriginal employment increased by 4,400 jobs (+9.8 per cent) and Aboriginal youth employment was up 3,200 jobs (+45.1 per cent); • Major year-over-year gains were reported for information, culture and recreation up 3,500 jobs; accommodation and food services up 3,500 jobs; and manufacturing up 3,100 jobs; and • Female employment was up 3,100 jobs (+1.2 per cent) and youth employment up 1,500 jobs (+2.1 per cent) compared to last December.

The Best News “In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” — 1 John 4:9-10 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


Services: • Sunday, 10:30 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. • Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Listen to CJGX Radio every Sunday at 8:45 a.m.

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

Sunday, January 19th Worship Service & 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

“A Place of New Beginnings”

St. Mark The Evangelist Orthodox Church Meeting at SS.Anargyroi Greek Orthodox church 160 Betts Ave., Yorkton, Sask. “Services in English”

Sunday, Jan. 19th Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m. lake blessing - 3:00 p.m. Priest: Rodion Luciuk Phone: 306-786-6216 Cell: 306-621-5341

Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church

89 Bradbrooke Drive, Yorkton, SK S3N 2Y2 306-782-2998 Father Michael Faryna 306-601-9043 Thurs., Jan. 16th Moleben 2:00 p.m. - Theodore Nursing Home Sat., Jan. 18th Great Blessing of Water - 5:00 p.m. Yorkton Jordan Eve Supper - 6:00 p.m. Yorkton Sun., Jan. 19th Divine Liturgy - 10:00 a.m. Ituna House Blessing Ituna Mon., Jan. 20th to 24th House Blessing Yorkton

St. Andrew’s United Church SECOND AVENUE AND SMITH STREET OFFICE 306-783-4157 MINISTER REV. JEN DRESSER Website: Facebook: St. Andrew’s United Church Wednesday, January 15 Bible Study - 10:00 a.m. Community Food Shelf - 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 17 - Community Food Shelf - 10:00 a.m. Nursing Home Communion - 3:00 p.m. Saturday, January 18 - Sharing and Service - 10:00 a.m. Book Club “The Nickel Boys” by Coloson Whitehead Sunday, January 19 - Worship - 10:30 a.m.; NA (Bank of Recovery) Monday, January 20 - Quilting - 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 22 - Bible Study - 10:00 a.m.; Community Food Shelf - 10:00 a.m.

++Dominion Chapel Ministry Taking dominion: fulfilling destiny

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!’

Sunday, January 19th

Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Everyone Welcome

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


Wednesday, January 15, 2020


Bodnaryk ready for taekwondo nationals By Calvin Daniels Staff Writer Matthew Bodnaryk has been involved in taekwondo for years. “Twenty-six involved in competing, coaching, training,” he said, reflecting on his involvement. Through the years Bodnaryk admits he’s been pretty good at the sport. He is now a 5th Dan black belt, noting the top level is 9th Dan. So is that top level a goal. “I think so,” he replied after a moment. “I would like to achieve that one day, but that is many, many years away.” A closer achievement in terms of belts would be 6th Dan. Currently there is only one 6th Dan black belt under their international governing body in Yorkton, Bodnaryk’s step father Master Wayne Mitchell. But, any thoughts of achieving a higher level belt is on the backburner right now. Instead, Bodnaryk’s focus is on the Canadian Taekwondo Championships to be held in Laval, Que. this weekend. At least Bodnaryk is trying to focus on the championships where he will compete in the under-40 category of forms, where competitors are judged on how well they perform a set of prescribed taekwondo moves. He admits staying focused on the competition is not easy. He is an instructor at both the Yorkton and Canora locations of Kee’s Taekwondo, and when the instruction time is done, he has two small children at home, and a third is on the way. “Time management is most important,” he said with a smile, adding it’s also key

Matthew Bodnaryk has been working on his taekwondo forms for an upcoming tournament. to self-motivate. “It’s training when you don’t feel you want to train.” While Bodnaryk won’t be throwing punches and kicks at an opponent, he will be judged against another competitor doing the same moves, the best score from the judges moving on. “You want to make the judges happy, to make them score high for you,” he said. That takes practice, preferably against others of similar level. That means

Bodnaryk faces the same issue Saskatchewan competitors always face, the need to travel. In terms of taekwondo Saskatchewan is a very small place. In fact, at nationals only three competitors are headed to Laval as far as Bodnaryk knows, himself, his mother Susanne Mitchell in the under60 women’s division and Taya Yanke as a Junior competitor. So Bodnaryk has fuelled up the car and trained in Saskatoon with Master Ha and in Alberta with Master Rim.

Then there was a flight to Quebec for the Canadian Open in October, an international event with about 1,000 competitors. “I won there ... I was on point that day,” he said, adding that win gives him confidence headed to Laval. “I think I’m ready for this competition coming up.” Last year Bodnaryk was second at Nationals, the gold going to a competitor from Ontario. “He’s the one guy I need

to beat,” he said, again with a smile. He said he hopes that being a year-older has allowed him to fine tune his forms just enough to take top spot. “I’m more prepared. I’ve had more training, more experience. I have a good shot this year. At least I’ll make him (last year’s winner) work for it.” The incentive to win lies not just in a Canadian championship, but a trip to Worlds in Denmark later this year as part of the Canadian team.

Yorkton artist donates art in support of Humboldt Multitalented Yorkton artist Irene Svenson works in all forms of media. Whether it’s oil paint, ink, or collage, chances are this artist has worked with it. A retired registered nurse, Svenson took to the arts -- initially as a diligent student and eventually a formidable artist in her own right, who often donates her artwork to worthy causes. She was recognized by the Province of Saskatchewan as a goodwill ambassador, and has travelled to over seventeen countries. Now, the veteran artist has lent her considerable talents to a new piece of artwork in support of the Humboldt Broncos. “It’s a collage,” said Svenson. “The lady that did the framing at Frameworks, she said it really hits home. I got Yorkton in there. I got the crash site. It’s the his-

tory of it. I call it a tribute to the Humboldt Broncos. Then there was a couple from Goodeve in there [Frameworks], and they saw it when I was paying for the framing. They said, ‘Oh, that’s nice. Where did you get all of this?’ and I said ‘I read. I read a lot.’ “ In order to ensure accuracy, Svenson said she had to get a lot of material. “You know, artists sometimes goof things up, and I didn’t want to be one of those. I did my homework, so to speak, so that everything makes sense.” The piece recounts the tragic events surrounding the collision leading to the loss of the entire young SJHL team. “It’s a big production.” The piece, which is formally entitled ‘A Tribute to the Humboldt Broncos’, is being donated to the Humboldt & District museum.

The finished work: “A Tribute to the Humboldt Broncos”


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Wanting a better taste of bandy With international hockey in the rear view mirror it is time to exhale just a little. Sure some sports fans are excited by the NFL playoffs, but that does not include yours truly, as my football of interest is played on this side of the 49th parallel and in summer. Certainly there is lots of pro hockey and the Raptors working through their myriad of injuries in the NBA, plus the Saskatchewan Rush in the National Lacrosse League and even the Major Arena Soccer League sadly sans the folded Mississauga MetroStars, so it’s not that there isn’t anything to watch. But all four of the leagues noted are at mid-season, or earlier in terms of their schedules, so it’s not quite time to live and die with every game. It’s sort of the same as the world in general, the post-Christmas mid-January doldrums extending to sports. While the DVR is still booked rather solid in terms of recording sports content to watch for late eve leisure, it is also a time I find myself delving back into places on the web such as YouTube in search of some new, weird, unusual, fringe, different sport to see if they can make my ‘enjoy watching list’.


Sports It has been on such excursions over the years that I have found the aforementioned MASL, as well as pro ultimate which are both solidly top-10 team sports to watch in my world. I am sure some scoff at the idea of a sports list extending to 10, but in team sports alone one can quickly amass a list of 30-plus so there are a multitude of choices out there is one digs just a little. The problem becomes finding content online that is somewhat current, or a certain quality to make it worth watching, and then ultimately with English commentators. It is possible to mute sound and simply watch, but after a half century of being

trained to watch TV sports with commentary, it is a difficult habit to shake. Which brings me a sport such as bandy, a game that has my interest, come on, it’s basically hockey played on an iced-over soccer pitch, but finding games to watch has proven a challenge, making it hard for my general interest to grow beyond curiosity. There are professional bandy leagues in countries such as Sweden and Finland, which is not surprising given their climates and interest in winter sports in general, but it does create a language barrier, and easy online access to games. It’s not that I am opposed to paying a reasonable fee to watch online content which is of interest, the NLL and AUDL being examples, but I was well aware I liked both box lacrosse and ultimate before e-transferring a fee to watch games. It certainly seems to me that bandy should be a sport Canada is more involved with than it is at present, but becoming a true fan is proving harder than most sports I have discovered. The trek will continue, and should I find success, I will no doubt share it in the future. For now maybe I need to look into some kabaddi.

Yorkton SJHL road win in Estevan By Calvin Daniels Staff Writer With Chantz Petruic back to scoring goals the Yorkton Hyundai Terriers came away with a big win in Estevan Saturday. Petruic gave the Terriers a 1-0 lead with the only goal of the first period. The marker coming at 9:04. The 1-0 lead held through a scoreless second period. Finally, at 11:35 of the third period Troy Hamilton solved the mystery of Philippe Bond in the Terrier net to knot the score at 1-1. The game would go to overtime where Petruic would be back for the game-winner, and unassisted marker that was his 52nd of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League season coming 2:33 into extra time. Bond would earn

the win having faced 57-shots, with Kennan Rancier tagged with the overtime loss having faced 26-shots.

Brady Nicholas adding one to make it a 9-1 final. Keenan Rancier faced 27-shots in earning the win in the Estevan net. Philippe Bond started in the Terrier net, allowing six goals on only 17-shots, before being lifted for Kael DePape who gave up three goals in 27 shots.

Thursday action

The Terriers were in Weyburn for action Thursday evening. The host Red Wings took a 1-0 lead in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League game on a goal by Dace Prymak only 3:10 into the contest. The lone goal would be the only scoring through the opening 20-minutes of play. A powerplay goal by Kaeden Taphorn 5:44 into the middle stanza evened the score 1-1. Yorkton would edge ahead at 13:43 of the second period on a goal from Riley Egan. But, with only 41-seconds left in the second Mathieu Belanger again left the game in a tie, this time at 2-2. The third would prove

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Yorkton hosted the Estevan Bruins at the Farrell Agencies Arena last week.

a scoreless affair, as would the five-minute overtime, sending the game to a shoot-out to determine the winner. It would take eight shooters to decide the winner with only Prymak scoring among them to give Weyburn a 3-2 win. Philippe Bond took

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the loss in the Yorkton net facing 38-shots, while Joseph Young earned the win facing 41 in the Red Wings net.

Last Wednesday

To say last Tuesday was an off night for the Terriers would be an understatement. After Kaeden Taphorn gave the hometown Terriers a 1-0 lead 35-seconds into their Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League game against Estevan, it was all Bruins in the contest. Alex Von Sprecken tied the game for Estevan

at 1:23. Then Tylor Ludwar scored what would be the eventual game-winner for the visitors 11:49 into the first period. Tyson Manz and Troy Hamilton extended the Bruin lead to 4-1 through 20-minutes of plays with goals at 15:44 and 16:42. It was more of the same in the second period with Bruin goals by Griffin Asham-Moroz, Cody Davis and Dain Sardelli to make it a 7-1 game. The third saw Manz back for his second, and

With the Terriers losing goalie Ryan Ouellette to the USHL, Yorkton was left with a last-minute search for a partner for Philippe Bond. They settled on 2001 G Matthew Pesenti (Saskatoon SK) from Kindersley for a player development fee. Pesenti impressed early this season with a 2.89-goals against average and .918-save percentage but has not appeared in a game since the middle of November. The Terriers also picked up 1999 D Zach Ziegler (White City SK) from Waywayseecappo of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. Ziegler had two-goals and four-assists in ninegames with Kindersley earlier in the year but had not played for the Wolverines.

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CURLING Continued from Page A3 “So we’re using EI (ion exchange) tanks from a company called Jet Ice which changes the pH a little bit. It pretty much takes all the minerals out of the water.” pH levels determine how much acid there is in the water. 7 is neutral, and the further below seven the pH is, the more acid there is in the water. Anything above 7 means

it is closer to a base. For curling, typically you want your pH level to be between 5 and 6. You don’t want acid in your water. If there is too much acid in the water, the ice will have too much grip which slows things down. The ice can also be harder to freeze and even become a sludge in places. Freezing then becomes uneven.

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Players have bought their jerseys, and instead of their own name they will have the name of a friend, or loved one who has faced cancer. Following the game there will be a presentation of the jerseys from the players to those whose name was on their back for the night, said Kormos. In addition, a couple of extra jerseys will be available through a fundraiser. Three dollars from each walk-up game day ticket will also be donated, along with other fundraisers throughout the game. Last season, the first for the event just shy of $7,600 was donated through the local Health Foundation to go towards equipment to help with the early detection of breast cancer. This year funds will go to Brayden Ottenbreit Close Cuts for Cancer.

‘Pink the Rink’ game set for Jan. 25 The Yorkton Hyundai Terriers will be looking to give something back to the community as they host their second annual ‘Pink the Rink’ game. The game will be held Jan. 25, when the Weyburn Red Wings visit the Farrell Agencies Arena for the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League action. “It’s an opportunity for the Terriers to give back to the local community,” said Ryan Kormos, Marketing and Public Relations manager with the team. Kormos explained the players will be wearing themed jerseys which incorporate the familiar pink ribbon which symbolizes cancer awareness, a ‘pink army’ feature representing the fight people facing cancer must put up, and inspirational words in the design.


“Everyone thinks that moisture is the problem in the air,” says Shurek. “[It’s] the opposite. It’s the cold -- [because] that makes it dry. “The last time I was here, we had a problem with ice slowing down quite a bit because it was so dry. So that’s going to be our issue this week because it’s supposed to be -30, -40 below. That’s probably going to be a little issue for the curlers. We’ll try our best to warm up the ice.” Of course, Shurek’s expertise typically saves the day, and it’s hard to imagine it being any different this year. If you’re wondering what an ion exchanger does, you could sum it up as basically “taking out the trash”.

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MYSKO - Anne Mysko of Yorkton beloved wife of the late John Mysko passed away in the early morning of January 6, 2020 in the Yorkton District Nursing home after a sudden decline in her health at the age of 88 age years old. Today we come to share the memory of mother Anne Mysko and to celebrate her life and pain of her passing. Anne leaves in remembrance and honour her daughter Evelina, son Julian her brothers James Parkalub and Mike Parkalub and his family and extended family members and friends. Anne was born in the area of Tisdale, SK on October 6, 1931. Anne was the first of three children born to Jack and Mary (Kolyn) Parkalub. We have peace with the assurance that she is now with Jesus and her husband John in heaven rejoicing for eternity. Being born and living in the 1930’s depression years on a farm, Anne along with her parents and her two younger brothers James Parkalub and Mike Parkalub all endured significant and difficult experiences but they still prevailed despite the harsh prairie living and financial hardships of that time and era. Anne attended elementary school and Junior High in Eldersley, SK and then a couple of years in her senior high school in Tisdale. Anne met John Mysko in 1953 and after a brief courtship had married in November 1953 and together they owned and farmed in several locations in Saskatchewan and Alberta and eventually they retired from farming and settled in Yorkton, SK in the mid 1970’s. In their marriage union they raised two children with the first born Evelina and then Julian. Anne was very enduring in her care for both of her children throughout the years in a manner that went above and beyond in many ways. She was very proactive and concerned for her children’s health and well-being and especially espoused to them the importance of adhering to true Christian living. As a longtime home maker and marriage partner to her husband John some of Anne’s favorite activities were cooking, baking, extensive gardening, listening to many types of music especially gospel and country and singing along to Christian hymns that her husband John would perform on his accordion and guitar. Reading was another passion of Anne’s that comprised of current events and further focus of the bible along with church attendance during a better part of her adult life. Anne’s house pets were another part of her life and she was very fond of the many dogs and cats that the family owned and cared for throughout the decades in her family life. In early 2016 Anne was diagnosed with cancer and with surgery and further treatment at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina, SK Anne recovered to a general state of health and in her latter three and a half years of life she had residence placement at the Yorkton and District Nursing home until her recent passing. The last year of her life as her health declined she expressed on many occasions that she wanted to depart from this earthly world and yearned to live in the next realm of Heaven’s paradise. The day before she passed away she expressed in her words that she wants to be with Jesus in heaven tonight and her fervent desire was granted less than 12 hours later. So rest in peace dear mother, love to you always and we will miss you dearly and the memories will endure. Till we meet you in heaven. You fulfilled your life’s mission along with the good times and many challenges you experienced. 1 Thessalonians 4: 13 - 18. Funeral services were held on Monday, January 13, 2020 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Brian Kirsch of Heritage Baptist Church officiating. The interment followed in the Garden of Gethsemane. Memorials were to the Health Foundation or to Heritage Baptist Church. Condolences can be left at

SCHARFENBERG - Mrs. Gwen Scharfenberg, wife of the late Howard Scharfenberg of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, formerly of Preeceville and the Endeavour district, passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2019. She was ninety-one years of age. Gwendolyn Aline Scharfenberg was born August 28, 1928 in Canora, SK to Melvin and Gladys (nee Thompson) Hovey and lived on a farm in the Endeavour district. Gwen was the oldest of five children, one brother, Vernon and three sisters, Marie Okrainetz, Marlene Pasiechnik and Claudia Pasiechnik. Gwen and her siblings attended Midland school where she completed grade eight and then completed grade nine through correspondence. In 1947 she took a dressmaking course in Saskatoon and later moved to Winnipeg to work at the General Hospital as a Nurse’s Aide until 1953 when she move back to Endeavour to marry Howard on October 30, 1953 in Preeceville. They made their home on a farm in the Endeavour district where they did mixed farming and raised their two children Les and Delores. Gwen was involved in the community with her church and Ladies Aide. She enjoyed curling, bowling and she did lots of sewing and quilting. She took great pride in her very large garden and beautiful flowers and fruit trees. Gwen took her Care Aide course and received her certificate while she was working at the Preeceville Lions Hostel and retired from there at age sixty-five. Gwen and Howard retired to Preeceville from the farm in 1990. Gwen was predeceased by her parents Melvin and Gladys Hovey; father and mother-in-law, Herman and Hazel Scharfenberg; her husband, Howard; brother, Vernon; sisters, Marlene (Willie) Pasiechnik and Claudia Pasiechnik; nieces, Bonnie Pasiechnik and Sharon Gehon; great-granddaughter, Olivia Reitenbach; brothers and sisters-in-law, Peter Okrainetz, Richard (Alice) Scharfenberg, Lavern (Don) Milburn, Leroy Scharfenberg, Alan Fairburn, Clifford Scharfenberg and Wilbert Roste. Gwen is survived by her two children and their families: son, Les (Lora-Lynn), their children, Jordan Scharfenberg, Joel Scharfenberg, Ryan (Lynnette) Rusnak, Tanya (Mark) Reitenbach, Catey Rusnak, Jodi (B.J.) James, Jenna Rusnak (Derek Kolosky); daughter, Delores (Warren Cowan) and her daughter Kelsy Berriault; great-grandchildren, Halen Scharfenberg, Cole Rusnak, Jaxton Rusnak, Reid Rusnak, Blake Reitenbach, Emily Reitenbach and Harper James; her sister, Marie Okrainetz; brother and sister-in-laws, Johnny Pasiechnik, Sharon Walker, Laura Fairburn, Minna Scharfenberg, Doris Roste, Virgel (Velma) Scharfenberg, David (Ruth) Scharfenberg, June (Willie) Jakubowski, Glenice (Allen) Bausmer and Janice (Wesley) Walters; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Saying goodbye is the most difficult thing in life and we never learn to be good at it. No day shall erase you from the memory of time. Funeral Services were held on Monday, January 6 from the Chapel of Preeceville Funeral Home with Pastor Brian Kirsch of Heritage Baptist Church officiating. Words of remembrance were given by Eldon Okrainetz. A poem was read by Gailene Pasiechnik. The Ashokan Farewell was played as the processional. The organist, Leanne Jakubowski, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns, ‘Blessed Assurance’ and ‘Leaning on the Everlasting Arms’. A special musical selection was sung by Virgil and Velma Scharfenberg. “Going Home” by Libra was played as the recessional music. Honourary bearers were all those who shared in Gwen’s life. Interment followed in the Preeceville Community Cemetery with Jordan Scharfenberg, Eldon Okrainetz, Delmar Pasiechnik, Calvin Hovey, Perry Pasiechnik and Mark Reitenbach serving as the casket bearers. Condolences can be sent to the family at Memorials in memory of Gwen may be made to S.T.A.R.S. or the charity of one’s choice as gifts of remembrance. Arrangements were entrusted to Preeceville Funeral Home.





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GAWRYLIUK - Don Gawryliuk, lifelong resident of the Theodore District, passed away at home on the farm peacefully in his sleep the morning of January 1, 2020. He was 70 years of age. Don was born on October 29, 1949 in Theodore, SK. He grew up on the family farm 7.5 miles north of Theodore where he learned and developed an appreciation for hard work. He attended Chernowitz and Theodore Schools where his love of sports and competitive nature blossomed, he always said he spent more time in the Pool Hall than in school. Don took over the family farm and was married in 1973. He had 1 son, Bo, whom he was very proud of. His passion for playing/pitching fastball on many teams took him to numerous tournaments near and far. He was an avid hunter with numerous trophies on the farm house walls. Farming was his biggest love, next to his Grandchildren of course. He enjoyed caring for his cattle and working in his John Deere equipment until the very end. Don was predeceased by his father, Alex, in 1979 and brother-in-law, Daniel Dutchak, in 2009. He leaves to mourn his passing, son Bo (Amanda) Gawryliuk and grandchildren Mila and Luke of Rocky Mountain House, AB; his mother, Mary Gawryliuk of Invermay; sister, Adeline Dutchak of Buchanan and her children Jason (Pam) Dutchak and 3 children, Kristen (Amy) Dutchak and 2 children, Brenlee Dutchak; sister, Phyllis (Lawrence) Gulutzan of Saskatoon and their 2 children, Dwight (Michelle) Gulutzan and 2 children, Rochelle (Cory) Mackenzie and child; sister Cheryl (Gerald) Hoffman of Sheho and their 2 children, Acara (Kyle) Wyonzek and 2 children, Adon (Lindsey) Hoffman and child; sister Bernice Gawryliuk of Saskatoon and her child Deena Whitbread. Prayers were held on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 and the Funeral Service on Thursday, January 9, 2020, both at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Michael Faryna officiating. The responses were led by Yvonne Panchuk and Parish Choir Members. The cross bearer was Terry Lastiwka. Recognized as honourary bearers were Garry Gawryliuk, Norman Gawryliuk, Ronnie Gawryliuk, Lawrence Gulutzan, Louie Lahosky, Bob Onslow and Ernie Madsen. The interment followed in the Garden of Gethsemane at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Kristen Dutchak, Jason Dutchak, Dwight Gulutzan, Adon Hoffman, Rod Steciuk and Mark Roebuck serving as the casket bearers. Reflections of Don’s Life were shared by son Bo and Garry Gawryliuk. Memorial donations may be made to the Crohns & Colitis Foundation, Box 28074 RPO Westgate - Saskatoon, SK. S7N 5V8 as gifts or remembrance. Condolences can be sent to the family at

JONES - Joanne Marie Jones was born on March 12, 1952 in Yorkton, SK to Joe and Bernice (nee Gibson) Goldthorpe. Joanne grew up in Yorkton with her sister, Donna McBride and brother, Jimmie Goldthorpe. Joanne attended Angus Spice School and the Regional High School, during her high school years Joanne helped with the family business, York Taxi. In 1972, Joanne married Roy Wright from Bredenbury, SK. Joanne relocated frequently, in 1989 Joanne and Roy moved to Naicam, SK. In 1996, Roy passed away tragically, and Joanne remained in Naicam for the next 12 years. She was an active member in the community and was involved with many activities such as youth group, church gatherings, and helping out in the local food bank. In 2008, Joanne met Howard Jones and moved to Yorkton, where she spent the rest of her life. In 2009, Howard and Joanne were united in Holy Matrimony in Yorkton at Holy Trinity Anglican Church. While in Yorkton, she became a very active of member of her church. She enjoyed attending baseball games and going for ice cream at Scoops. Joanne loved to spend time with her family and absolutely adored all her children and grandchildren. She had such a soft spot for animals, but dogs were her weakness. Joanne always had a smile on her face and was never scared to start a conversation. Joanne will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Howard Jones; her three children, Clint (Lindsay) Wright and their four children Dairien (Colton), Shae-Lynn (Nathan), Sierra and Ashten, Jamie Wright and his son Addonis; Lynne Wright (Darcy Gilbertson) and their children Baden and Jenaya. Her sister, Donna McBride; and brothers-in- law, Barry Jones and Stanley Jones, along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Joanne was predeceased by her brother Jimmie Goldthorpe, and her mother, Bernice and father, Joe Goldthorpe. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 from Holy Trinity Anglican Church with Reverend Deacon Luanne Hrywkiw officiating with Wendy Milne serving as the Crucifer. The scripture lessons were read by Roberta Ward and Megan Schick, with a heartfelt eulogy given by Dairien Wright. The organist, Judy Berg led the parish choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns, “In the Garden”, “Amazing Grace”, “The King of Love My Shepherd Is”. Special musical selections were sung by Janet Simpson and Joleen Cherland. The Honourary Pallbearers were Joanne’s beloved husband, Howard, Clint Wright, Jamie Wright, Lynne Wright, Donna McBride, Barry Jones, Stanley Jones, and her seven grandchildren. The interment followed in the Bangor Village Cemetery with Darren Jones, Mark Jones, Kevin Jones, Ryan Jones, Dennis Jones, and Ronnie Jones serving as the Pallbearers. Those so wishing to make a charitable contribution in memory of the Late Joanne Jones may do so with a gift to the Saskatchewan Heart & Stroke Foundation #26 – 1738 Quebec Avenue Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 1V9 1-888-473-4636 or online at Kopan’s Funeral Service, Highway #9 North Yorkton is honoured to have been entrusted with funeral arrangements. 306-783-0099.


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NIEFER - Gordon Clifford Niefer, lifelong resident of Yorkton, was born on April 12, 1947 and passed away in his home on Dec 31, 2019. He graduated grade 12 in 1966 from YCI. After graduation, he worked various jobs, including the Highway Traffic Board, Driver Instructor, driving Taxi, Limousine, Special Needs Bus, and SIGN Senior Mobility. A common theme throughout his career was the love of professional driving and interacting with his community. In 1967 he married Ruth Falkenberg, who remained his closest confidant throughout the challenges of life. They had two children together: Theresa (Terri) Catherine Kardynal and Cory Brock Niefer. Gordon’s home was his castle. He took pride and care in his home and yard, as much as he took pride and care in his neighbours. His garden produced enough to share with his friends and family, whether rain or drought. He was proud of his heirloom seeds that he harvested and replanted year after year. Gordon, who volunteered on the Yorkton Mental Health Board of Directors, was a humble man who assisted others in living quality lives with mental illness, and most importantly he led by example. Throughout his life, he was always donating significant amounts to families and organizations that he believed in. Gordon was an advocate and a storyteller; he spoke up when he saw wrong in the world, he cried when he saw sorrow, and he laughed boisterously with those he loved. The 12th of 12 children, the youngest/”baby” of a big family, his love and respect for the “Niefers” was evident in his actions, no more so than in his relationship and care of his mother who he connected and cared for daily until her passing. Gordon is predeceased by: his parents Ferdinand (Fred) and Molly Ann (Molly) Niefer, daughter Terri, sisters Wilma and Dorothy, brother David, step- brothers Ernest and Arthur, step-sisters Hilda, Irene and Rita, and sisters-in-laws Joyce and Gwen, and respectfully many other family and friends that were mourned by Gordon. Gordon leaves to mourn and cherish his life: his dear friend Ruth Falkenberg; his son Cory, his daughter in-law Shannon Hood-Niefer; his grandchildren Milla Marie and Heidi Terin; son-in-law Michael Kardynal; brothers Mervin (Marjorie) and Arnold; stepsister Isabel, numerous nieces and nephews (who often referred to him as the family “glue”), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 11, 2020 from Zion Lutheran Church in Yorkton with Rev. Andrew Cottrill officiating. Organist, Verna Liebrecht led the congregation in the hymns ‘How Great Thou Art’, ‘Amazing Grace’ and ‘Abide With Me’. The casketbearers were Mike Kardynal, Cory Napady, Glen & Kevin Niefer, Murray Spezowka and Conrad Schwartz. Memorials were to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Condolences can be left at

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improved resistance to pests and diseases along with improved yields,” said Jason Lenz, CWRC board chair and a director with the Alberta Wheat Commission. “The CDC is renowned for their excellence in research and for developing some of the most popular and best-performing varieties available. Farmerfunded wheat breeding has been vital to the continued development of programs and farmers will benefit from their investments with the release of new varieties that can help make their farms more profitable.” “The CDC looks forward to working with the CWRC in developing new wheat genetics for producers in Western Canada,” said Dr. Pierre Hucl, CDC wheat breeder and Interim Director. “Our 25-year relationship with the Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) has been very productive and will provide the momentum to deliver on the ambitious objectives we have developed with the CWRC. The core breeding agreement announced today will be key to ensuring the future successes of the wheat breeding programs at the CDC.” The agreement with the CDC is the first core breeding agreement to be signed by CWRC. The provincial wheat commissions, through the CWRC, have assumed responsibility for these agreements from the WGRF. The new agreement represents a significant increase over the previous five-year agreement of $5.4 million. Core breeding agreements are funded proportionally by province, and adjusted annually, based on the previous year’s production, with 53 per cent coming from Saskatchewan, 32 per cent coming from Alberta and 15 per cent from Manitoba for the 2018-19 production year. Additional agreements with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and other public breeding institutions are expected to be signed and announced in 2020.

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Cards anyone? Playing cards was a focal point of cultural activity in my house as I grew up in the 60’s and 70’s. It was such a known pastime that some high school kids in the area would play games such as Kaiser and Smear at noon hours. My dad was an all out Smear player. In fact, I don’t remember him playing any other card game, other than poker “with the boys”. My mother’s family on the other hand loved any game that involved cards. Some of the card games that come to mind are Whist, Cribbage, Kaiser,

Pinochle, Hearts and Solitaire of any type. I can remember my grandmother saying that neighbours would get together, via horse and sleigh, in the middle of winter. They would play by the wood stove under the coal oil lantern for hours, often till midnight. And yes, they would then have to go home yet that night with horse and sleigh. These homesteaders loved their cards. At many Senior Centres cards are still a focal point of activity. However, I do hear some of the “senior seniors” lamenting the fact



Seniors in the Parkland that many of the younger members “don’t play much cards” these days. It is with some sadness that I see card games losing their draw (pun intended). It seems that card playing is losing some of its lustre due to

many options for activities these days both in and out of the home. I am not suggesting that card playing is “dying out” completely. There are pockets of serious card playing throughout Saskatchewan. Last year

at the SSFA Parkland Valley play downs for crib hosted at Sturgis READ Club, Hilda Zorn and Madeline Mandzuk drove from Yorkton in the winter and arrived earlier than most of us to play. And play they did! It is quite thrilling to play with and against seniors 20 years my age counting points with the efficiency of a Canada Revenue employee calculating the income tax you owe. Card games promote good sportsmanship and the use of one’s mind. The sociability of meeting known card players and sometimes new ones,


coupled with a lunch afterwards, is quite comforting. Food always brings comfort. The fact that this post-playing lunch often includes homemade delights not found on a regular basis speaks to the tradition of card playing. The card playing season is here right now. Don’t miss out on the various tournaments that are in your area. Remember there is always lunch afterwards. Also, the SSFA Parkland Valley District play downs will start to take place very soon in an area near you.

Question security costs for ‘Royals’ I don’t understand why we have to pay for security detail for Harry and Meghan for their time in Canada if they’ve abdicated their responsibilities as Royals. I’m actually not a fan of paying for them as Royals, quite frankly, but can you explain why taxpayers should be on the hook for them if they are leaving their post? Which brings me to an old topic I’ve griped about for years, but it bears worth repeating when it comes to paying taxes. If you can’t afford your vehicle, you downsize. If you can’t afford your house, you downsize. If you can’t afford to eat out once a week, you cut back to outings as often as you can afford instead. But, when it comes to how government runs, we don’t ever cut back. Governments just keep jacking up taxes and taking more and more money from the citizens. At some point, there has to be a breaking point

and I can’t believe we haven’t reached it. New York has 27 congressional districts for 8.6 million people. Saskatchewan has 61 seats of provincial MLAs for 1.2 million people. Do you think we’ve got a bit of waste right there? We need new, innovative, and radical thinking when it comes to the dispersal of our tax dollars. Sure, some things should be viewed as a necessity. But, we’ve somehow reached the point where non-essential services have become essential in the name of political correctness or because we want to feel better about ourselves for helping the less fortunate. I don’t know how to go about it advocating for such a thing, but what Canada really needs is a tax audit from the top down (federal, provincial, and municipal) and then we need to decide on an amount of money that is fair for people to pay and whatever we can’t afford then private


Stackhouse Soapbox citizens should be on their own to figure things out. I should add that a big part of the reason why people can’t afford various things is because they are paying too much tax! Reduce that amount and you may be surprised to learn what is affordable after all. Unifor has cranked up their blockades on Monday, disrupting things at a gas bar and card lock near Weyburn. If they come to Yorkton, I am going to go to Co-op for as many reasons as I can possibly think of. I’m all for employees being treated fairly but I’m not going to support this union under any circum-

stances. Keep in mind each employee pays between $1500-$2500 a year in union dues. If you socked that away into a retirement plan, you’d be quite well off if you had a decent career working for FCL. Problem solved. I saw an advertisement on the weekend for a fast food restaurant promoting their new non-meat meatballs. Yes, you got that right. Nonmeat meatballs. I’m not a vegetarian so I have difficulty wrapping my head around that, but why do people want fake meat in the first place? I look at myself, for example. I don’t like eggs, so I don’t eat them. If someone was

to prepare a non-egg egg for me, the chances are quite good I still won’t like them. If it’s not meat, don’t say it’s ‘beyond meat’ or some other silly label. Call them veggyballs or something. The plane crash that killed Canadians that was shot down ‘accidentally’ by Iran last week is not Donald Trump’s fault. It’s the fault of the people who fired a rocket at the plane. End of story. Major League Baseball has fined the Houston Astros $5-million, they’ve taken away their top draft picks for two years, and both the Manager and General Manager were suspended for a year before their owner fired them both in conjunction for a sophisticated video sign stealing scheme that helped them win the 2017 World Series. The Boston Red Sox are also accused, for a second time in as many years, of sign stealing and using video technology to do so. The Red Sox, for being repeat offenders,

should be punished even more severely than the Astros. There is an easy way to fix all of this - reduce the amount of video technology that is allowed in the clubhouse and dugout. Ultimately, it was the players who cheated but none of them have been punished. One of them, Carlos Beltran, begins his first season as the manager of the New York Mets this year. Houston’s bench coach in 2017, Alex Cora, has been Boston’s manager since 2018. I suspect Cora gets the Pete Rose exile sooner rather than later. The NHL All-Star Weekend is a waste of time and the league would best be served just closing the doors for 3-4 days and giving everyone a long weekend. Nice person mentions: Russell Cone, Rory McGouran, Crystal Prior, Curtis Stepp, Terri-Lynn Schwitzer, and Doug Johnson.

Ice Bowl disc golf in Melville The temperature might have been rather chilly, and there was new snow on the ground, but that did not deter a group of dedicated disc golfers for taking in the chal-

lenge of the Melville Disc Golf Course Sunday. The hardy golfers took to the course to compete in the Disc Golf Saskatchewan Ice Bowl 2020, Melville edition.

The event was one of several scheduled for Ice Bowl competitions in Saskatchewan. Upcoming events include; Saskatoon – Jan. 26, Regina – Feb. 8, North

Battleford – Feb. 23, and Watrous -- March 8. Players raise money for local food banks with funds from Sunday’s event going to the Melville and district food

bank. As for the competition, Dan Fortier of Regina topped the field with a sparkling minus-five on the 18 tonals course. Kade Wishnevetski of

Kamsack finished second at plus-one, with James Lawson of Saskatoon third at plus-two. — Submitted


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Deck builder about building decks

Builders!: The Building-Building Deck Building Game just might by the wonkiest and coolest name for a board game in ages. And it is a deck-builder, so it checked off one of the boxes in terms of interest with our group. That it is the creation of Nathaniel Sanderson of Guelph, ON. garners personal marks for me as well, as I hold a special place for Canadian games. Builders! is a game about building towers, a

game about knocking the towers of your opponents down, and a game about building a lean, mean, building machine of a deck of employees. So what does this one offer? “Builders! is a deckbuilder where you’re trying to build the tallest, and most valuable, skyscrapers in the city. During your turn you will use the cards in your hand – ‘Employees’ - to buy more cards from the market. They could be

THE MEEPLE GUILD (Yorkton) additional Employees to make your deck better, or ‘Floors’ that you can build in your plaza,” explained the game’s Kickstarter page. “Employees are the cards that make up your deck, giving you the resources that you need to either build your own Floors, or to tear down your opponent’s Floors. Some specialize in building certain types of buildings, others help you hire more people to your deck, and still more have

other special abilities. “As soon as you build a Floor, you’ve got a Building. Multiple Floors can be stacked to build a higher Building, getting you more points in the process. Doing so puts you at risk of jealous competitors tearing your work down, or an unfortunate visit from the Building Inspector. The game ends based upon the number of Floors in play (eight for four players, nine for three players, 10 for two

players). There’s one final round after that before players determine their end score by adding the value of each Floor they have built, the height of each Floor, and any additional Value they may have added through other Floors creating buffs or advantages. The player with the highest cumulative value wins!” What astounds is that this is a game with a relatively small deck of cards that supports up to four players in a game that relies exclusively on cards to do everything. That means most cards have multiple abilities within the game, and that means you have to be very aware within the game just what resources you have and then determine how best to use them. In a game like the Granddaddy of the mech-

anic Dominion, often the path is rather obvious based on your play style. That is an important thing to remember. Builders! is just a bit more intense in terms of what each card icon means and on the ingame processes at play. That is not a bad thing, but with a lot of deckbuilders being ‘lighter’ in terms of game play this one plays out differently. Builders! is a game that out of the box comes across a bit too much in the detail for the ‘fun’ experience, but with additional plays the depth accomplished with such a limited deck improves the experience. 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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IP Double Doubles Back row, Benson McDowell (Asst Coach), Colby Trebish (Asst Coach), Dustin Nielsen (Head Coach); front row, Carter McDowell, Chael Dubray, Bennett Nielsen, Casey Pflanzer, Mason McDowell, Bennet Trebish, Nash Bradford, Owen Merrick. Missing: Holdyn Wawryk, Brooklyn Kakakaway, Drake Kakakaway, Logan Galli, Elijah Crane, Mason Bradford (Manager), Cassie Bradford (Manager).

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IP Iced Capps Back row, Trevor Lyster (Asst Coach), Derek Ferguson (Head Coach), Chris Evans (Trainer), Brian Bryksa (Asst Coach); front row, Jaxon Ferguson, Gavin Stehr, Tate Walsh, Colton Lyster, Devyn Bryksa, Trey Walsh, Reid Evans, Krew Lazar, Zander Devins, Kash Lazar. Missing: Nicole Ferguson (Manager).

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Novice Outta Here Travel Terriers Back row, Justin Hellegards (Asst Coach), Randy Fleury (Head Coach), Derek Ferguson (Asst Coach), Thomas Antony (Asst Coach); front row, Kruz Kryger, Liam Hellegards, Vincent Sobkow, Nathan Bernauer, Emerson Quewezance, Ben Ferguson, Landon Fleury, Wyatt Antony, Layton Kuntz, Harper Propp. Missing: Dexten Brass, Carol Antony (Manager).

Novice Soakers Hot Tub Terriers Back row, Brett Wiley (Asst Coach), Natalie Katzberg (Head Coach), Shawn Veroba (Head Coach), Garett Beres (Asst Coach); front row, Brayden Lauridsen, Luc Szysky, Baylee Beres, Jaxyn Brazeau, Madix Johnson, Seth Bennett, Drew Maystrowich, Ryker Katzberg, Bryn Veroba, Ryker Klemetski, Drake Wiley. Missing: Danielle Maystrowich (Manager), Krista Pitcher-Bennett (Manager)

Novice Thorsness Terriers Back row, Chad Matsalla (Asst Coach), Dan Wilson (Head coach), Derek Rhinas (Asst Coach); front row, Autumn Johanson, Sully Matsalla, Kamden Bradford, Sarah Roussin, Nash Wilson, Carter Britton, Jase Horvath, Tagon Ferguson, Adam Rhinas, Harlee Thompson, Liam Adam. Missing: Cassie Bradford (Manager), Mason Bradford (Manager).

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Atom AA Core Real Estate Terriers

Chris Mitschke (Asst Coach), Parker Kraynick, Griffin Allin, Jared McNabb, Easton Keith, Jake Morrison, Theo Cleland, Kyler Bilokreli, Ty Rusnak, Scott Bilokreli (Head Coach), Mannix Donnelly, Trae Peterson, Jaxon Sedor, Casey Mitschke, Eli Beatty, Dylan Veroba, Mahlon Wiley, Kyson Gervais, Brett Wiley (Asst Coach). Missing: Conrad Peterson (Asst Coach), Marla Bilokreli (Manager).

Atom Medicine Shoppe Terriers Back row, Luke Baranieski (Asst Coach), Tyrell MacLean (Head Coach), Brad Klassen (Asst Coach) and Tim Roussin (Asst Coach); front row, Ashmaan Tarique, Austyn Baranieski, Rambo Campeau, Treyton Roussin, Vaughn Klassen, Joshua Bielinski, Dawson Prodonchuk, Rance Ryder, Aiden Horvath, Kingston Schlechter, Noah Gerein, Linden MacLean and Odin Hutzul. Missing: Alison Barrett (Manager).

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Atom Deneschuk Homes Terriers Back row, Clint Maduck (Asst Coach), Brian Bryksa (Head Coach), Chad Koberinski (Asst Coach); front row, Matthew Koberinski, Kelson Hawreluik, Hudson Maduck, Zane Rusnak, Garin Bradford, Isabelle Smith, Noah Sander, Ainsley Bryksa, Brayden Szovek, Mason Bryksa, Wyatt Laird, Jonathon Wiehe. Missing: Erin Bryksa (Manager).

Atom Richardson Terriers Back row, Mark Schendel (Trainer), Dave Bishop (Asst Coach), Vaughan Fleger (Head Coach), Chris Evans (Asst Coach); front row, Maddox Bishop, AJ Dutchak, Kaden Soke, Max Schendel, Kase Ungar, Tyler Stewart, Charlie Wlock, Connor Sauser, Morgan Bishop, Zachary Ellis, Brayden Fleger, Jystin Bjola. Missing: Kirby Stewart (Asst Coach), Allan Sauser (Manager).

Atom UCT Terriers Back row, Natalie Katzberg (Asst Coach), Garett Beres (Asst Coach), Brent Danchilla (Head Coach), Jeff Lendvoy (Asst Coach); front row, Mistery Bellegarde, Kale Bolme, Tyler Tangedal, Charles Millham-McLeod, Grady Beres, Colton Ostapovich, Danyka Zamonsky, Kraeten Haas, Harper Danchilla, Noah Katzberg, Ethan McKay, Wyatt Burym. Missing: Amie Evans (Manager).

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Atom Western Financial Terriers Back row, Mike Shannon (Asst Coach), David Lammers (Asst Coach), Donald Dyker (Head Coach), Rob Cross (Asst Coach), Doug Weber (Asst Coach); front row, Skylar Magnusson, Anna Lachapelle, Giovanni Buckle-Collins, Kaynen Cross, Liam Dyker, Patrick Shannon, Avery Lammers, Hunter Prodgers, Taelah Schurr, Exley Fish, Jessa Smith. Missing: Blake Rawlick, Lynn Dyker (Manager).

Peewee AA Canadian Western Bank Back row, Cody Bowtell (Head Coach), Grady Keith, Alex Morrison, Ryan Schuster, Riley Stewart, Max Threinen, Mason Babiuk, Tanner Weins, Vincent MacGillivray, Chris Morrison (Asst Coach), Karsten Wagner (Asst Coach); front row, Carson Ostapowich, Deagan Kulcsar, Mikale Budz, DJ Brass, Ben Bowtell, Deacon Kriger, Hayden Helberg, Aiden Wagner, Kale Gorski. Missing: Rene Kulcsar (Manager).

Peewee KB Drywall Back row, Brent Desroches (Manager), Trevor Lyster (Asst Coach), Jeff Lucky (Asst Coach), Logan Britton (Head Coach), Brian Murray (Asst Coach); middle row, Jocelyn Poitras, Connor Lyster, Seth Quiring, Ronin Britton, Tanner Wagner, Hayden Topliss, Paxton Lucky, Jorja Zarowny, Marie Klassen, Dylan Ismond, Logan Bennett, Noah Johnson; front row, Davin Desroches, Cohen Murray, Ryder Orr. Missing: Damon Johnson (Asst Coach).




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Peewee Marks Work Wearhouse Terriers Back row, Lee Poncelet (Head Coach), Ryan Todosichuk (Asst Coach); front row, Evan McIntyre, Riley Fedorowich, Brooklyn Quewezance, Andriy Rieznichenko, Jett Hull, Matthew Michalchuk, Kaylyn McLaughlin, Tristan Todosichuk, Meric Poncelet, Grace Rawlick, Kashton Gillis. Missing: Ben Gillis (Asst Coach), Tabyn Brass (Asst Coach), Jessica Hull (Manager).

Peewee Premier Cabinets Terriers Back row, Brett Franklin (Head Coach), Justin Morrison (Asst Coach), Chris Evans (Asst Coach), David Lammers (Asst Coach), Dan Wlock (Asst Coach); middle row, Jonathon Millham-McLeod, Gavin Morrison, Jessica Madsen, Joel Hubred, Wyatt Evans, Hunter Morrison, Tydon Soke, CJ Wlock; front row, Cale Smith, Connor Ferguson, Walker Long, Carson Kerluke, Tyler Franklin, Ronnie Gibson, Emmett Lammers. Missing: Curtis Kerluke (Manager).

Peewee Weeks Investments Terriers Back row, Garner Weeks (Manager), Brennan Wiens (Asst Coach), Steve Bradford (Asst Coach), Aaron Kienle (Head Coach); middle row, Paris Campeau, Kolby Weinheimer, Luca Prystupa, Seth Weeks, Teagan Wiens, Bohdan Khomenko, Reichan Schoeman; front row, Jaxon Bjola, Jackson Bradford, Derek Kienle, Jett Jordan, Mason Fyck, Josh Kulcsar, Luke Morgan.

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Bantam AA Crossfit Terriers Back row, Tylan Henrikson, Chaz Jaeb, Preston Patenaude, Bryker Smith, Ryder Hilderbrant, Vinay Junek, Sam Cristo, Tristin Ziola, Jye Zawatsky; front row, Kaiden Masley, Drew Fleger, Jaxon Sperling, Matthew Ronn, Tomas Hauber, Jeffrey Stewart, Michael Malinowski, Shaden Duliak. Missing: Dalane Lamb (Head Coach), Jeff Sperling (Asst Coach/ Manager), Ryan Hauber (Asst Coach).

Bantam RH Electric Terriers Back row, Tyler Bisonette, David Lachapelle, Mike Shannon (Asst Coach), Eli Shannon, Richard Spilchuk (Asst Coach), Nikolas Gordon, Brandon Spilchen, Jason Gordon (Head Coach), TJ Morrissey, Izaia Gaudry, Trevor Morrissey (Manager), Deklen Syrota, Damon Syrota (Asst Coach), Cooper Syzsky (Coach), Easton Syzsky, Joey Zarowny; front row, Alex Brady, Keenan Krasowski, Josh Johnson, Max Iemelianenko, Mathew Spilchuk.

Bantam Correct Choice Vending Terriers Back row, Neal Matechuk (Asst Coach), Kelly Hubic (Head Coach), Dave McClenaghan (Asst Coach), Lawrence Klemetski (Asst Coach); middle row, James Klemetski, Marshall McClenaghan, Dylan Prince, Jagger Kardynal, Jack Puckett, Tyson Stuckey, Liam Potzus, Lucas Tymko, Colton Hubic, Jase Smith, Hunter Chernoff, Matthew Prodonchuk, Griffin Hasper; front row, Aiden Drosky, Nathan Matechuk, Justus Blackwood. Missing: Shane Drosky (Asst Coach), Curtis Prince (Asst Coach), Shelly Puckett (Manager).

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SKATING STARTS JAN 27, 2020 Classes Mondays 5:45PM - 6:30PM•Thursdays 6:30PM - 7:15PM

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Bantam Traction Terriers Back row, Charlee Poitras, Matthew Herzog, Carla Lammers (Manager), Estyn Nabozniak, Tristan Kostelnyk, David Lammers (Asst Coach), Zach Szabo, Tim Szabo (Head Coach), Ryder Todosichuk, Ryan Todosichuk (Asst Coach), Hayden Russell, Dwight Pelly, Kurtis Shukin (Asst Coach), Garin Lammers, Austin Krawetz; front row, Levi Erhardt, Connor Gerein, Madison Bowtell, Taye Shukin, William MacGillivray. Missing: Makenna Pasloski.

Midget AA Kinsmen Terriers Back row, Dru Minke, Eric Vosper, Dustin Shankowsky, Tyler Palchewich, Brad Haberman (Head Coach), William Hauber, Austin Dycer, Carson Haberman, Tanner Hoffman, Ryan Hoffman (Asst Coach/Manager), Kaidyn Malysh, Kaedin Dycer, Evan Krasowski, Joshua Herman; front row, Mitchel Madsen, Josh Herzog, Cody Hort, Durban Hleboff, Jacob Gulka, Clay Sleeva, Justin Abrahamson. Missing: Evan Matatall (Asst Coach).

Midget SnapOn Terriers Back row, Keanan Gnyp, Sabastian Courville, Dylan Ringdal (Trainer), Ashdynn Bradley, Karson Krasowski, Bryce Pasloski (Asst Coach), Brady Blazeiko, Burke Sebastian, Dave Bishop (Head Coach), Dreyden Chyz, Logan Speidel, Ward Krasowski (Asst Coach), Garry Lutz, Logan Walters, Tracy Speidel (Manager), Jesse Kobylko, Matthew Bishop; front row, Michael Becker, Kyle Blommaert, Jaspyn Campbell, Kazzden Haas, Noah Pfeifer, Reid Pfeifer, Josh Haczkewicz, Tamara Exner.

Midget Remax/ Blue Chip Terriers Back row, Bryan Upshall (Head Coach), David Lammers (Asst Coach), Thomas Wiebe, Mason Lammers, Payton Shewchuk, Braden McIntyre, Colby Lees, Logan Rohatensky, Jack Long, Chris Cole, Braeden Zerff, Mason Campeau, Barry Novak (Trainer), Fred Schrader (Asst Coach); front row, Daxton Kulcsar, Bennett Upshall, Gary Strongquill, Dalton Sparling, Haley Schrader, Landon Sorensen, Jayden Halliday, Talia Littlewolfe, Ashton Schuster. Missing: JD Long (Asst Coach), Carla Lammers (Manager).

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