Bantam Elks crumble in north final

Shellbrook Chronicle
The voice of the Parkland for over 100 years
Shellbrook, Saskatchewan Friday, March 20, 2015
VOL. 103 NO. 12 PMR #40007604
Bantam Elks crumble in north final
Unity Lazers netminder Austin Senger pounces on a loose puck before it finds its way to the back of the net.
Ice fishing season ends soon
Ice fishing season closes on March 31 in
southern Saskatchewan and on April 15
in the north. This means that all fishing
shelters south of Highway 16 had to be removed by March 15 and shelters in areas
north of Highway 16 must be removed by
March 31.
Each spring, a number of ice fishing shelters are abandoned on the ice of
Saskatchewan lakes. This creates identification and cleanup challenges for the
province and can pose environmental
Any litter, including fish entrails and offal, must also be removed when ice shelters are taken off the ice.
“These shelters need to be removed
because they can pose a danger to boaters, water-skiers and others enjoying our
lakes if they remain floating in the water,”
Ministry of Environment Compliance and
Field Services Executive Director Kevin
Callele said.
“The pieces wash up on shore and can
cause environmental hazards. If shelters
are not removed, owners could be prosecuted, and the structure and contents
may be confiscated and removed by the
In 2014, a Saskatoon man was fined
$2,800 for leaving an unmarked ice fishing shelter on the ice-covered waters of
Blackstrap Lake, and for littering.
Ice fishing shelters must have the own-
er’s complete name, address and phone
number on the outside in legible letters
that are at least 2.5 cm high.
Anyone travelling on the ice should take
extreme caution. Slush indicates that ice
is eroding from above and below at an advanced rate and changing temperatures
can cause thermal cracks and pressure
ridges, which are indicators of unsafe
More than 189,000 Saskatchewan angling licences were sold to residents and
non-residents in 2014-15. Information
about fishing in the province can be found
in the Saskatchewan Anglers’ Guide, and
online at
Having won game one of their series against the
Unity Lazers on the road, the Bantam Elks returned to
home ice over the weekend looking to claim the north
final title.
The Elks were able to earn a razor-thin 5-4 victory in
game one. And as both teams took the ice in what could
have been their final game of the season, it quickly became evident that there was no love lost between them.
Elks (2) vs Lazers (6)
All began well for the Elks in game two, as Shayden
Smith netted his first goal of the evening just over 30
seconds into the match, giving his team an early 1-0
This seemed to be a wake-up call for the Lazers, who
quickly regained control of the game with strong, physical play and all-around better execution in every zone.
As the Lazers kept coming, chinks began to show in the
Elks’ armour, and early penalties proved costly.
The Lazers’ Raedyn Brown was able to tally twice in
just over three minutes on two separate power plays,
giving his team a lead that it simply refused to relinquish.
Though the Lazers continued to dominate much of
the action in the second period, the score sheet looked
a little more even. Elks goalie Tyler Storey and Lazers’
netminder Austin Senger both came up with some impressive saves to keep the game close.
It was the Lazers who would get on the board first,
as Trey Pernitsky rifled one home to extend his team’s
lead to two. Given a power play of their own to work
with, the Elks would also get on the board, as Shayden
Smith wired home his second goal of the evening to
leave his team with a one-goal deficit heading into the
deciding frame.
As action continued in the final period, it became
clear that the Elks’ frustrations were getting the better of them, and again, they found themselves facing
penalty troubles. While these infractions didn’t prove
anywhere near as costly, the Elks’ frustrations truly
boiled over when the Lazers’ Jaydon Woodward scored
back-to-back goals to give his team a seemingly insurmountable 5-2 lead.
To their credit, the Elks kept on coming, but the Lazers’ goalie proved to be near unbeatable. After some
pushing and shoving nearly resulted in a full line
brawl, the Elks found themselves short-handed again.
Just over a minute later, the Lazers’ Raedyn Brown
netted his hat-trick goal, effectively putting the nail in
the Elks’ coffin.
Though they were out-shot, the Lazers would go on
to the game win 6-2, earning them the series win as
The Lazers will now head to the provincial finals,
while the Bantam Elks will hang up their skates for the
“We got out-played, and [the Lazers] just wanted it
more than we did,” said coach Jay Ferster of his team’s
final game.
“It was a lot of fun this year. To make it to the northern finals is still a pretty good goal, but we were hoping
to go to the end.”
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Shellbrook Chronicle
March 20, 2015
CD release show to raise money to fight Alzheimer’s
With less than a week to
go until she takes the stage
at the Shellbrook Theatre,
Saskatchewan-born violinist
Keitha Clark is ready to pay
tribute to a fellow musician
and craftsman of instruments through her music.
Her upcoming concert,
which is scheduled for March
26 at 7:30 p.m., also marks
the culmination of a project
she holds close to her heart,
and the release of her latest
CD, Memories for Harold.
The Harold for whom the
album is named is Harold
Routledge, a renowned fiddle maker and aviator who
battled Alzheimer’s in the
final years of his life while
living in a care home in the
Clark came to know Harold through his wife Maureen.
“A group of us would
play once a week at Macaulay Lodge, a care home in
Whitehorse, and there was
a woman there named Maureen Routledge. She would
call out the most obscure
fiddle tunes when it was my
turn to choose the music,”
she explained.
“I always wondered why
she knew such obscure
tunes. She told me about her
Keitha Clark (left) and fellow musician Kate Weekes will play at the Shellbrook Theatre March 26.
husband Harold, and how he
had been a fiddle maker in
Atlin B.C.”
After this chance encounter, Clark then had the opportunity to meet Harold,
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and play music for him on the
instruments he had made.
After Harold passed away a
couple falls ago, the idea to
create a CD playing his instruments and the songs his
wife loved was born.
“We wanted to do something to celebrate his music
and the fact that he made
violins. But we also wanted
to include Maureen, who had
Parkinsons and was transitioning to a wheelchair at
that point,” she said.
With the idea in mind,
Clark set out in pursuit of
funding for the project.
Again, chance was on her
side. A friend of hers who
hosted a local summer mu-
Hidden Hills of Shellbrook Golf Course
Spring Fling Cash
Draw & Dance
Sat., April 18
Shellbrook Community Hall
Cocktails: 8:30 p.m. • Dance: 9:00 p.m.
• Midnight Lunch
Special Guest Appearance
Cash Elimination Draw totalling $2750
(6) $50 prizes; (7) $100 prizes
3rd Last Number Drawn ................Wins $250 2nd Last Number Drawn ................Wins $500
Last Number Drawn ...................Wins $1000
Maximum 300 Tickets Sold
sponsored by
Shellbrook Co-op
will match proceeds
up to $5,000 .00
No minors allowed. Lic. # RR14-0746
For tickets contact:
Larry Ritchie 306-747-1010 (Home)
306-714-7714 (Cell)
Sally Fitch 306-747-7535 (Cell)
Ron Cripps 306-747-3326 (Home)
Dance tickets will be
available at the door.
Cash Elimination
Draw & Dance
Dance Only
sic series agreed to make her
project the beneficiary of its
year-end fundraise. The fundraiser made $600. Then,
MicMac Toyota stepped up
to provide her with the outstanding $500, and it was
time to record.
“We did a live recording at
the lodge. We didn’t want it
to be overly fancy, or overpolished. It was meant to
capture the pioneer spirit
of the lives that Harold and
Maureen lived. I knew the
studio wouldn’t give us that
kind of feel, and we wanted
to be able to do it with the
residents,” she said, adding that the final product
includes the clapping of
residents, and even the occasional sound of a dropped
eating utensil.
Clark says the idea for the
CD came to her because witnessing Harold’s struggle
Alzheimer’s brought back
memories she had of visiting
and playing for her grandmother, Pat Edquist, who
lived in Shellbrook’s care
home and battled dementia
until the end of her life.
“She knew that she knew
me, but she didn’t always
know the connection. But
right until the end she could
remember the words to
‘Waltz of the Wind’ and ‘Tennessee Waltz,’” she said.
“It always amazes me what
a deep connection music has
for people who have dementia or Alzheimer’s.”
Clark’s love of playing music started at a young age.
When she was a child, her
mother would drive her from
their home in Shell Lake all
the way to Prince Albert for
music lessons.
Later on, her family moved
to Saskatoon and she joined
an orchestra. Her eventual
pursuit of a journalism degree led her to Halifax, where
she frequently played at local
Irish Sessions.
Set on pursuing a career
in journalism and enjoying
music as a pastime, Clark
moved back to Shellbrook
and worked briefly for the
Prince Albert Daily Herald.
But as luck would have it, she
ended up moving to Whitehorse, where she became a
violin teacher.
“When I got here, there
was a shortage of violin
teachers in the community. So I turned my focus to
teaching and that morphed
into doing a lot of playing,”
she said.
Since then, her career has
included playing with the
Juno-nominated roots band
Annie Lou, and touring China with an orchestra led by
fellow Yukon resident, Grant
Though Clark didn’t fall
in love with the violin until
she started playing it at age
15, she spent a lot of time at
the Shellbrook care home
with her grandma. Clark
would often visit and play
for the residents, while her
grandma danced at the care
home until she was well into
her 80s.
“Having those memories
of playing in the care home –
both with my grandma when
she was able to dance there
and for her when she was
in the nursing homes – really had an emotional impact
on me during this process. I
wanted to bring this back to
Shellbrook in memory of my
grandma and those connections we made,” she said of
her decision to release her
CD here.
To further honour Harold,
Maureen and her grandmother, proceeds from the
show and CD sales will go
to support the Alzheimer’s
Society of Canada. Tickets
for the show are $10, and the
Shellbrook Grandmothers to
Grandmothers chapter will
be running a canteen.
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Highway 7 Twinning
Coming Soon
The twinning of one of
Saskatchewan’s most important highways is getting
a boost with a major funding commitment from the
federal government. Prime
Minister Stephen Harper
and Premier Brad Wall
have announced that the
Government of Canada will
fund half the eligible costs
to twin 25 km of Highway 7
from Saskatoon to Delisle,
to a maximum of $32 million.
Highway 7 is an important route that connects
our largest city to growing
communities like Delisle,
Rosetown and Kindersley,
as well as to export markets. Traffic on this part
of Highway 7 has increased
by 50 per cent in the last
decade and twinning will
address the safety and congestion concerns that have
resulted from our remarkable economic and population growth.
This project is an example of our government’s
commitment to ensuring
growth improves everyone’s quality of life. Other
Shellbrook Chronicle
Report from the Legislature
Rosthern Shellbrook
Toll Free:
major highway projects
that improve safety include:
• Recently completed
twinning of Highway 11
from Saskatoon to Prince
Albert and passing lanes on
Highway 10 between Balgonie and Fort Qu’Appelle;
• Ongoing work on twinning Highway 16 from
Saskatoon to Clavet, passing lanes on Highway 7
between Delisle and Rosetown; and
• Planning for the future
twinning of Highway 6 and
39 from Regina to the US
Twinning Highway 7 is expected to begin this spring
with grading work between
Saskatoon to an area east of
Vanscoy. Additional work
will be scheduled as planning work is completed.
Work on the entire 25 km
could be completed as soon
as fall of 2018.
Saskatchewan’s Economy is Strong, Diversified and Growing
When an economy is
strong and diversified, a
downturn in one sector can
be offset by growth in others. According to a new
RBC Provincial Outlook,
that’s exactly what we can
expect in Saskatchewan.
Economists are forecasting “real economic growth
to accelerate despite lower
oil prices” in 2015 thanks
to “strength in non-energy
sectors” – mainly potash
and agriculture.
On Monday, March 9,
the Mosaic Company announced an additional $1.7
billion investment into further developing its K3 potash mine project at Esterhazy. We thank the Mosaic
Company for its vision and
continued commitment to
This latest investment a
vote of confidence in Saskatchewan’s future.
speaks to the importance
of competitive royalties and
of balancing the interests of
the owners of the resource
– the people of the province
– with our plan to also have
an attractive investment
Strong Economy Building Better Long-Term
Residents of Radville and
area recently celebrated the
grand opening of the Radville Marian Health Centre,
a new long-term care facility in the community. It is
our government’s priority
to ensure long-term care
residents have a safe and
comfortable place to live.
This modern facility will
create a better work environment for health providers to provide patient-centred care.
pleased to support this
type of key infrastructure
renewal. In fact, we have
made it a priority to invest
approximately $200 million toward the replace-
Toll Free:
ment of 13 long-term care
facilities across the province. To date, eight of the
13 projects have been completed, four are currently
under construction and the
final project is in the planning phase.
20 New Doctors Now
Practising in
Twenty new doctors are
practising in Saskatchewan,
thanks to the most recent
results of the Saskatchewan
Practice Assessment (SIPPA) program. SIPPA is a
m ade -i n- S a sk atc he w a n
program that assesses International Medical Grads
on their medical education
and clinical ability before
allowing them to practise
medicine in the province.
Since the program began in 2011, more than 160
new family physicians have
completed the assessment
and have fulfilled or are
fulfilling their service commitment to the province.
Sixteen other International
Medical Grads are currently completing their clinical
field assessments. If successful, these physicians
will begin practising across
the province this spring.
People across Saskatchewan are benefiting from
better access to doctors.
In addition to attracting International Medical
Grads, Saskatchewan has
been successful in keeping
more locally-trained family
medicine graduates in the
The retention rate of
those trained at the U of S
has jumped by 17 per cent
over the past two years –
from 58 per cent to 75 per
Rob Clarke Report
Our Government recently
introduced amendments to
the Railway Safety Act and
the Canada Transportation
Act which will enhance insurance requirements for
federally regulated railways
and establish a supplementary compensation mechanism for incidents involving
dangerous goods.
These enhancements are
designed to ensure that
shippers and railways are
held accountable to citizens and communities in
the event of an accident.
This “polluter pays” policy
will protect taxpayers and
communities by ensuring
that adequate resources are
available in the event of an
Churchill River
Amendments to the Railway Safety Act would address municipal railway
safety concerns by requiring
companies to share information with third parties,
including municipalities.
The Supplemental Fund
for Dangerous Goods will
provide additional resources for incidents in which the
damages from an accident
involving crude oil exceed
the railway’s liability limit.
These proposed amend-
accidental spillage or other
catastrophic event.
Notice is hereby given that the assessment roll of the Rural Municipality of Big River No.555 for 2015 has been prepared and is
open to inspection at the office of the Assessor from 8:30 a.m.
to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the following days: Monday to Friday, March 20th to April 20th, 2015.
A bylaw pursuant to section 214 of The Municipalities Act has
been passed and the assessment notices have been sent as required.
Any person who wishes to appeal against his or her assessment is required to file his or her notice of appeal, accompanied by a $100.00 appeal fee which will be returned if the appeal is successful, with The Assessor, RM of Big River, No. 555,
Box 219, 606 First Street North, Big River, SK S0J 0E0, by the
20th day of April, 2015.
Dated at Big River, Saskatchewan this 20th day of March, 2015.
Donna Tymiak
March 26th
7:00 p.m.
Come Celebrate
with Bruce
Everyone Welcome!
ments to the Railway Safety
Act will improve safety by
Canada’s oversight of federally-regulated
through the increased sharing of information, empowering the Minister to order
implementation of safety issues and granting the Minister the ability to stop any
activity deemed unsafe for
railway operations.
“The Government of Canada continues to make the
safety and security of Canadians a top priority,” said
the Honourable Lisa Raitt,
Canada’s Minister of Transport,
“This new legislation will
improve railway safety and
strengthen oversight while
protecting taxpayers and
making industry more accountable to communities.”
As always, I look forward
to your letters, e-mails and
Write me at: Rob Clarke
MP,House of Commons,
502 Justice Building, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0A6.
I hope you will find time
to visit my website http://
Shellbrook Chronicle
March 20, 2015
Bigger guns
won’t end crime
To protect and serve is an adage we all know well. For
the vast majority of us it’s associated with police officers –
the brave men and women who selflessly serve on the front
lines in the battle against crime.
But the alarming increase in rates of police shootings and
killings in the United States over the past couple of years,
including the high-profile shootings of Michael Brown
in Missouri, Trayvon Martin in Florida, and 12-year-old
Tamir Rice in Ohio, have called into question this creed,
and raised justifiable concerns over who is being protected
and served.
While the data is far from complete, the FBI reported in 2014 that
police officers are involved in about
400 “justifiable killings” per year.
That means, on average, police officers kill one person a day, and these
figures are only based on data submitted by 750 out of 17,000 law enforcement agencies in the U.S. The
data also excludes killings that are
deemed unjustifiable, and non-fatal
The increasing militarization of
American police forces is hardly a
new trend. Indeed, the new police
motto seems to be “Shoot first, interReporter
rogate later,” and this applies to the
innocent suspects, as much as it does
to the guilty ones.
Rather than being trained to de-escalate dangerous situations or simply incapacitate suspects, police officers appear to be trained to play judge, jury and executioner in
nearly all situations. And now the Prince Albert Police Department and the mayor of the city are lobbying to have the
local police better equipped to take on this role.
If their vision is realized, all front-line police officers in
the city will be outfitted with carbines. Carbines are shortbarrelled, semi-automatic rifles that are often carried by
emergency response teams.
Currently, front-line officers are equipped with a pistol,
a rifle and a shotgun. The police department has been outfitted with carbines since 2002, but use of the weapons is
limited to tactical officers and K-9 units.
In his appeal, Prince Albert Mayor Greg Dionne said that
police officers are often out-gunned by criminals, and that
they need to be properly equipped and trained to protect
themselves and everyday citizens. However, one is hardpressed to find a case where a Prince Albert police officer
was gunned down in the line of duty.
Dionne also referenced the October shootings on Parliament Hill, and the shooting deaths of three RCMP officers
in New Brunswick last July, using them to further fuel the
fears that terrorists and hardened criminals are going to
descend upon us and swallow us up.
No one would argue that police shouldn’t be properly
outfitted to carry out their duties. But it is arguable that
any changes in weapons or policies will be entirely effective in the cases of lone-wolf attacks or ambushes of officers
as happened in Ottawa and New Brunswick, respectively.
Moreover, if we take this step, where does the arms race
While crime rates and severity in Prince Albert – and in
Saskatchewan as a whole – were alarmingly high in 2013
compared to the national average, the predominant types
of crime tended to be non-violent (though, assaults were
up). And in an interview last year, Prince Albert Police chief
Troy Cooper credited the rise in some types of crime to “increased reporting and police effectiveness,” calling into further question the need for more powerful weapons.
Weapons may be necessary. They may even be an effective deterrent to some criminals. But no weapon can treat
the symptoms of crime, such as poverty, mental illness and
addiction. It is through treating these symptoms and training police officers to better defuse situations that we must
combat crime.
Paul Martin Commentary
What goes around comes around.
consumer confidence levels.
The old adage that history repeats itself is the key
theme of the latest issue of SaskTrends Monitor, the
A couple more voices have been added to the chorus
province’s leading economic journal. In its most rethat Saskatchewan is not headed for a recession this
cent edition, the editor reflected on the recent decline
in oil prices and compared it to the last time we saw a
Falling oil prices have left many people feeling a bit
big commodity price drop – 2009 – to see if we could
skittish about our economic prospects, especially with
draw some parallels.
all the news flowing out of Alberta about the impact
The similarities are quite striking and beg the questhey expect to see. Nonetheless, two forecasters have
tion…is what happened five years ago repeating itself?
suggested Saskatchewan will not see a recession. Both
If it is, and the publication thinks there are signifithe Conference Board and CIBC say this province will
cant similarities, then we should expect oil prices to
experience real GDP growth of about eight-tenths of a
regain about half their losses by the end of this year
percentage point this year. CIBC says we will bounce
and return to what we would consider normal prices
back to 2.5 percent next year.
in 24 months.
But here’s where it gets interesting. Alberta, they
Back in 2009 – when we had the banking crisis in the US – a say, will likely experience a recession as will Newfoundland but
few things were different. First, the US economy was sputtering of all the provinces Alberta, offers CIBC’s economists, has the
and China was strong. Now it’s the other way around as Amer- most ability to sustain itself through a down cycle. It would take
ica, our biggest market, is firing on all cylinders. And in 2010, years of government deficits, according to the bank, to approach
Saskatchewan rebounded quickly as employment remained the debt levels Ontario is carrying.
strong and so did investment.
And things are reversed right now according to CIBC which
has Ontario as leading the pack this year followed by Manitoba.
Perhaps the most confusing month to track retail sales num***
bers is December.
When making an investment we need a couple key answers
On the surface you’d think it’s the other way around…after before making any decision. First…is there something worth
all, this is harvest time for retailers with the big rush at Christ- investing in? Second, will I be able to predict the rules won’t
mas. But they’ve been innovative, resulting in some significant change before I see a return on that investment?
changes in spending patterns.
It was questions of this nature that the Fraser Institute put
First is Black Friday. An American phenomenon where the to mining executives around the world. Nearly 500 responded,
day after Thanksgiving has long been billed as the start to the ranking jurisdictions around the world as a place to invest. SasChristmas retail season with massive discounts to spur the katchewan, it turns out, was the best place in Canada and secspending fever has now spilled into Canada. That makes No- ond best globally, behind Finland.
vember a much bigger month, taking away some of December’s
The reasons? First, we have good geology. After all, no matter
how good everything else is….if you don’t have minerals, there’s
And then there are gift cards. Increasingly popular these are no way investors will come.
counted when they’re spent, rather than when they are purSecond, we have a predictable set of rules that govern inchased. Consequently, sales in January are disproportionately dustry. Investors – regardless of size – look for certainty. They
large and December is smaller.
want to know that once they’ve made their investment, the goalSo when we saw the December 2014 retail sales figures on posts won’t be moved. If Brad Wall and his government can lay
Friday they were 3.5 per cent lower in Saskatchewan when com- claim to anything, it’s that they have not tinkered with royalty
pared to a robust November level. Yet they were higher than De- regimes, giving industry confidence that this is a jurisdiction
cember a year earlier suggesting there is still some vitality in worth investing in.
March 20, 2015
Shellbrook Chronicle
More doctors isn’t the whole story
Perhaps you live in one of the Saskatchewan communities fortunate enough to
have recently received one of 20 new doctors that came to our province.
If you do, you’re likely to know about
it already. News like that travels fast in
smaller communities, although perhaps
not quite as fast as it does through government communications that were rather
intent last week on ensuring that everyone
in the province knew about it.
And while many might not see much
wrong with the Saskatchewan Party government doing this, it does speak to a
problem of priorities.
Much to the amusement of newsrooms
across the province last week, they were
greeted Monday morning with a barrage
of news releases on the doctors’ hiring.
It all started innocuously enough with
one government news release proudly announcing that 20 new doctors would be
practising in Saskatchewan.
That first news release explained that
the hirings were a result of the new Saskatchewan International Physician Prac-
which has been rather effective in sorting
through the ample
red tape in the world
of medical accreditation that sometimes
makes it difficult for
foreign doctors to
practice here.
Again, there is
nothing wrong with
making the public
aware of this program
or its successes. The spoils of power mean
that you get to use the resources of the
taxpayers to toot your own horn a little.
The problem, however, is that when you
toot your own horn to excess, it isn’t just
loud and obnoxious. Sometimes, it truly is
an abuse of power. And at the very least,
10 separate news releases basically saying
the same thing is excessive.
Yes, you read that correctly. The government issued ten news release, heralding
TB is alive and
well in Canada
Dear Editor:
Thousands of years old and still a killer in 2015, tuberculosis is one awesome disease. Ask a younger person and they probably could not tell you much about it,
but it still strikes fear in the heart of anyone over 50 as
they remember the stories of people being sent to sanatoriums, away from loved ones for months at a time,
and for some, never to return.
At age 80, my mother in law still wept for her mother
who died of TB when she was only 13 years of age. Can
it still be fatal? Yes it can, and it can lay dormant and
display no symptoms. Babies and Grandmas and everyone in between can be infected. TB does not discriminate. Worldwide has the disease and 1.3 million die of it
annually and unecesasrily. Yep, that’s scary. The good
news for us is that it is also iagnosable, curable, and
best of all, preventable.
Keep that scary feeling in your belly for a moment
and consider the mother in a region of the world where
diagnosis, cure and prevention is not a given. Picture
yourself holding a dying child, maybe your son or your
grandchild. This is still the reality for too many people.
But what can you do? Plenty!
Contact your MP and ask him or her to please encour-
Shellbrook Chronicle
the arrival of the doctors in every single
health region in the province that received
at least one doctor.
Of course, new doctors in Arcola, Lloydminster, Swift Current, Porcupine Plain,
Leader, Kamsack, Fort Qu’Appelle and Estevan are good news. But there happens to
be a lot of doctors in this province. And
doctors tend to come and go. For the provincial government to spend this much effort announcing the arrival of a handful is
a more than a little suspicious.
In fact, it’s quite suspicious, given all
this came a week after the legislature saw
about 70 protestors from Craik offering
serious concerns that their doctor is being forced out of town by the Five Hills
Health Region. The Craik protestors were
joined by others from as far away as Coronach and as close as Central Butte, so perhaps the government isn’t quite telling the
whole story when it comes to its success in
finding rural doctors.
Moreover, the government has been under fire for a lot of other health issues.
First, there has been the money and re-
age the government to recommit to an astoundingly
successful program, TB Reach, which is under threat of
cancellation. This program was initiated in 2009 by the
Canadian government - something of which we can be
The program is about innovation and reaching the
hardest to reach people who have TB. I was thrilled
when my MP, Murray Rankin, personally canvassed the
honourable Christian Paradis in this regard. I am going
to ask him to do this again as time is running out and we
need this to be funded to the tune of $120 million over
five years. TB can be eradicated, not just in Canada, but
around the world.
Please do your part, pick up a pen, write a quick email
or phone or tweet your MP. Do it *before* World TB
Day on March 24th. Remember, it is an election year!
Connie Lebeau
Victoria, BC
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sources spent on “lean” training that has
included sending regional and provincial
health officials to the U.S. to tour an airbag factory in Utah.
And then there is the problem of seniors’
care that the government would have us
believe is confined to a few nursing homes
in the cities. Well, according to the Provincial Ombudsman Mary McFadyen, the
complaints she is getting after being assigned to look into the matter are “widespread” across the province.
Finally, the Sask. Party government has
most recently found itself under siege over
the cost of ambulance fees that are much
higher than other provinces and certainly
much higher for rural people forced to pay
more for mileage and for inter-hospital
Rural and Remote Health Minister Greg
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been other priorities is not good enough.
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funding to those countries less fortunate than us. Sweden, the Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Luxemburg
and now Britain have achieved that target.
Unfortunately, despite promises by several governments, Canada is still below 0.3 per cent. Perhaps it is
time for us to pass such a law in Ottawa and honour the
memory of a great man.
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Gaillardia, aka blanket flower: Perennial? Annual? Both?
By Sara Williams
Gaillardia remind me
of a faithful dog that demands little, works its
heart out in hot sun with
little water, is determinedly cheerful, but dies much
too soon. It’s all due to genetics. Most hybrids (list-
ed as Gaillardia grandiflora) are crosses between
the annual blanketflower
(G. pulchella) and the perennial blanketflower (G.
They inherit their cold
tolerance and somewhat
perennial nature from
their perennial parent.
Their exceptionally long
bloom period and heat tolerance comes from their
annual parent, but so does
their tendency to be short
lived. Expect two years
and if they manage four
years you’ll be ecstatic.
Gaillardia Arizona Sun
Gaillardia is native to
the North American prairies, and the common
name, blanketflower, suggests the colors found in
blankets of indigenous
Peoples of the American
southwest: from yellow to
orange, bronze, maroon,
red, and burgundy. It may
also have been derived
from the way in which
these flowers once blanketed the prairies.
The solitary, daisy-like
flowers of the native species (G. aristata) are about
6 cm in diameter and consist of long narrow, yellow-orange petals (the ray
flowers) that are toothed
at their tips and surround
very short, brownishpurple disc flowers in the
Found in the Canadian
prairie grasslands and
drier uplands, they’re in
bloom by mid to late June
and continue through August. The plants are erect
but somewhat sprawling,
and vary in height from
30 to 90 cm (1-3 ft.). The
native species lives 3 to 4
years but reseeds easily. It
is usually only available at
nurseries specializing in
native plants and is (sadly)
seldom seen in gardens.
adapted to full sun and
well drained soils, surviving with little care. They
do poorly in heavy clay.
They are not long lived, so
leave the soil around them
un-mulched so they can
Cutting back flowering stems prior to hard
frost encourages new
basal buds. They are slow
to resume growth in the
spring, so be patient and
refrain from digging them
out. Deadhead to prolong
bloom. Divide by making
a vertical cut along the
side of a clump in midsummer. New plants will
form where the roots were
Gaillardias are excellent
in the “hot” border, a rock
garden, in containers, as a
cut flower, and for naturalizing where they can selfseed. They are a butterfly
and bee nectar source.
‘Burgundy’ and ‘Goblin’, both G. grandiflora
hybrids, have been grown
in prairie gardens for decades. ‘Burgundy’ (zone
2) is a vigorous plant,
with single, dark wine-red
flowers, 7 cm (3 in.) in diameter, varying in height
from 60 to 90 cm (2-3 ft.)
with a semi-compact form.
‘Goblin’ (zone 2) is a compact, dwarf, mound-like
cultivar with grey-green
foliage, reaching only 30
to 45 cm (12-18 in.). The
single flowers have red
petals with yellow tips.
Well suited to the front of
the perennial border or a
rock garden, it flowers its
first year from seed.
The newer cultivars have
less been widely tested on
the prairies. “Treat them
as annuals” and place
them in more protected
‘Arizona Sun’ (zone 3),
a 2005 All America Selections winner, has 8 cm (3
in.) diameter, bright ma-
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Gaillardia Fanfare
hogany-red flowers with
yellow tips. It’s a compact,
dwarf plant, with green foliage, only 25 cm (10 in.)
tall, blooming from June
to September.
‘Summer Kiss’ (zone 3),
a unique peachy-apricot
color with hints of yellow
and almost ruffled petal
tips, is a seedling selection
from ‘Goblin’. Low growing (18-24 in./45-60 cm),
compact and upright, it
has medium green foliage.
It blooms in mid-summer
with 5 cm (2 in.) diameter
‘Fanfare’ (zoned 3) has
a velvet-like scarlet center surrounded by tubular
orange-red ray petals with
bright yellow tips, giving it
an almost lacy appearance.
It has a compact, mounded
form and a height of 45-60
cm (18-24 in.). It is very
floriferous and excellent
for cutting with flowers on
erect sturdy stems.
Sara Williams is the author of the newly revised
Creating the Prairie Xeriscape and the Saskatoon
Forestry Farm Park & Zoo:
A Photographic History.
In 2015, she will be leading 3 garden tours: to Morocco, Turkey and Ireland.
For more information, call
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This column is provided
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March 20, 2015
Shellbrook Chronicle
Students learn that Agriculture matters
There are few initiatives in agriculture which make more
sense than Agriculture in the Classroom.
An initiative Canada wide, here in Saskatchewan it provides innovative, curriculum-based programs and resources
to help increase students' awareness and understanding of
On Agriculture
What that really means is students are taught
that agriculture matters.
With the recent Agriculture Literacy Week in Saskatchewan (March 1-7), I was afforded an opportunity to see the
efforts of Ag in the Classroom first hand.
Grade 4 students at Columbia School in Yorkton were
among students in 161 classrooms to take part in the launch
of a new school resource with presenters reading The Adventures of Michael & Mia: Stewards of the Land a new
book geared toward teaching students more about where
their food comes from. The book, by author Edward Willet
and illustrated by Val Lawton, touched on some technical aspects of agriculture, from the use of global positioning systems for precision farming, to how a riparian area protects
natural water ways.
When Michael and Mia accidentally cause a run-off of
fertilizer dad is quick to point out; “Fortunately,” Dad said,
“the farmer who owned this land before us maintained these
bushes along the creek and let native grasses grow between
the garden and the creek bed too. That will have trapped
most of the fertilizer and prevented it from getting into the
water. It’s called ‘riparian management’ and it’s something
I’m working really hard to keep doing well.”
And in another spot mom asks; “GPS
units,” Mom said. “Do you know what
GPS stands for?” “Global Positioning System,” Mia said proudly. “We
learned that in school.” Mom smiled.
“Very good! Using GPS and other
technology, we’re doing what’s called
‘precision farming.’ That’s where you
break your fields down into smaller
zones and manage each one a little difCALVIN
ferently. It helps us conserve fuel, enDANIELS
sures we put just the right amount of
nutrients and crop protection products
in just the right places, and it’s good
for the environment. It will also leave
the land in better shape for whoever farms it after us.”
It might sound a bit more technical than Grade 4, but most
times as adults we underestimate the ability of children to
understand and grasp new ideas.
In this case the book even references the idea of using
Google to learn things, something young students know better than old writers like myself.
In a release on Agriculture Literacy Week, Ag in the Classroom AITC Executive Director Sara Shymko hit the nail
rather surely in terms of the importance of the initiative.
“Agriculture plays a vital role in our lives, and it’s important that our youth understand that,” she said in a prepared
release. “Students often learn best when they are able to
connect with their subject matter. By introducing them to
Winter weights on Sask. Highways ends
Winter weights remained
in effect for much of central
and northern Saskatchewan
until March 15 when they
were removed by legislation.
“At this time of year, we
need to strike a balance
between maximizing efficiency for shippers and protecting our highways from
damage,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Nancy Heppner said. “Crews
monitor road conditions
Province proclaims
Ag Safety Week
The Government of
Saskatchewan has proclaimed March 15 to 21,
2015, as Agricultural
Safety Week in Saskatchewan.
“We consider on-farm
health and safety to be a
high priority,” Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart said. “Whether you’re
living on, working in, or
visiting a farm, we want
you to be safe. I encourage all farm owners to
take proactive steps in
the health and safety of
everyone on their farms,
including proper equipment usage.”
Week in Saskatchewan is
recognized each year in
conjunction with Canadian Agricultural Safety
Week, a partnership between the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association and the Canadian
Federation of Agricul-
ture, as a way of raising
awareness of on-farm
safety issues. By making
safety a priority, farmers
can greatly reduce the
chance of an injury or fatality.
regularly and will remove
winter weights as conditions
require. Shippers can check
restriction orders and the
Highway Hotline for the latest information.”
Winter weights had already been removed for
southern and west-central
Saskatchewan. Weight restriction orders around winter weights are published
online at www.highways. under the "New Winter Order"
link. Updates of the winter
restriction orders will be
provided on Friday by 12:30
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people directly involved in the agriculture industry, we’re
able to help them understand the role agriculture plays in
their lives and in the world.”
And that was what was so compelling in Joelle Carlson’s
reading of the book to Columbia School students.
“We eat every day,” said the agrologist from Melville, SK.
Carlson pointed to a large 365 she had placed on the chalkboard, and told the students we eat every day of the year “because we need food to fuel our bodies.”
Carlson then asked, “Every day we eat what should we
think about?”
The answer was farmers. Referring to the book, and how it
ties into food production, Carlson said, “see how everybody
is connect to agriculture in this room,” although not one student lived on a farm.
“So 365 days-a-year, lets thank the farmers,” she said.
That is something we all should do, whether it is the canola
producer thanking beef farmers for their steak, or vice versa
for cooking oil.
And certainly for those of us who do not toil directly on the
farm, our grocery carts would be empty without agricultural
While it is important an organization such as Agriculture
in the Classroom start the education process with young students, it is something we all need to remember. Supporting
farmers in their efforts to produce food and earn a reasonable living means we all end up with food to eat 365.
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March 20, 2015
Volunteering: an opportunity to share your time and talents
The Parkland Integrated
Health Centre invites you to
join their volunteer team
Visiting Volunteers play
an important role in the
lives of residents of Parkland Integrated Health Centre. Volunteers are welcome
to come in and sing, spend
some one-on-one time with
a new friend, or help with
exercise or craft sessions,.
Volunteer Marjorie Bradley is not retired yet, but
when she does, she wants to
continue her active lifestyle.
For her, that will involve giving back to her community.
Marjorie joined the Health
Region Volunteer team in
2012 to get some experience
under her belt for the day
when she finally does say
goodbye to the paid workforce.
The Shellbrook resident
makes regular visits to the
residents of the Parkland
Integrated Health Centre. A
music lover, she brings along
her violin to play for the residents.
“I’d have to say that the
residents I really like visiting the most are those who
can’t leave their rooms,” she
says. “Sometimes, there is
very little feedback. But I
know the music is a stimulating activity for their
minds. You’ll see a smile or
a nod or a foot tapping and it
really makes your day.”
Marjorie was very close
to her Grandmother when
she was a girl. Visiting with
residents, she says, “is like
visiting with other Grandmas and Grandpas. It brings
back good memories for
If you are a resident of
Shellbrook or its surrounding communities and you
would like to get involved
in volunteering at the Parkland Integrated Health
Centre, please call the
Recreation coordinator at
306-747-6841or the Prince
Albert Health Region’s Volunteer Services Department at 306-765-6010. You
can also email [email protected]
paphr, .
forms are available online
Marjorie Bradley and Grace Colby are sharing a good read.
Leask Happy Homesteaders raise funds for Wheatland Lodge
A strong turnout of 77 people attended the
Happy Homesteaders’ most recent fundraiser
for the Wheatland Lodge Foundation, which
was hosted at the Leask Seniors Hall on March
The event included a soup and sandwich luncheon and a 50/50 draw. With the proceeds
from the luncheon, the 50/50 and from the
generous donations of the attendees, the Homesteaders were able to raise $929.15 for the Foundation, to help it pay for the upkeep of its van.
All told, the Homesteaders were thrilled with
the turnout and generous support from the
After the event, Happy Homesteaders president Celeste Adair presented past president
Fred Schultz and Leask mayor Maurice Stieb,
who are both on the foundation’s board, with a
cheque for the total raised by the fundraiser.
The seniors in Leask are a very active group.
Each Monday afternoon they have coffee and
goodies available, and every Saturday afternoon
they play cards. They also host monthly meetings, celebrate birthday parties, and even have
wellness clinics, among other things.
March is the seniors’ membership drive
month, and the group always encourages new
members to join.
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Fred Schultz, Leask Mayor Maurice Stieb and Happy Homesteaders president
Celeste Adair pose with a cheque at the fundraiser.
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Shellbrook and District Chamber of Commerce news
The Shellbrook and District Chamber of Commerce kicked off their
2015 year with a meeting
and informational evening on March 11 at the
Senior’s Hall. Along with
the Chamber Executive, a
number of local business
people were in attendance
to hear the timely presentations, to network, and
to gain a better understanding of the Shellbrook
Darin Stene, emcee for
the evening, welcomed
Tracy Feher to speak about
the Chamber Group Insurance Plan. “The world of
group insurance is very
competitive” commented
Feher, “and the Chamber
Group Insurance Plan has
put together very good
rates for business of all
sizes.” From one to many,
the rates and the services
offered through the Chamber Group Insurance Plan
are geared to respond to
the needs of any given
group, customizable for
single business owners,
couples and large groups.
“We have a good number
of farmers who select our
group insurance plan, and
they benefit from all the
typical services – life insurance, disability, dental…we can build in the
components that you will
use most” advised Feher.
Also in attendance and
presenting the new Shellbrook magazine was Bevra
Fee of the Northern Lakes
Corp. Part of the marketing strategy that the Town
of Shellbrook requested
includes the distribution
of 3500 booklets geared
to promote the quality of
life and the advantages
of growing your family or
business in the safety of
a smaller centre. Fee also
talked about Shellbrook’s
partnership in the province’s Main Street program and outlined a few
of the coming year’s plans
to help increase traffic and
business in the downtown
Touching on grants
available for heritage
buildings and storefronts,
Fee’s message tied in with
the SBLA presentation by
CAO, Kelly Hoare.
Hoare described the application and approval
process for the Small Business Loans Association
program in Shellbrook,
and stressed that the Town
of Shellbrook offers a 0%
interest rate on the loans
of up to $20,000 that are
disbursed by the Ministry
of the Economy.
Wrapping up the presen-
CAA’s annual Worst Road Campaign is back
Spring is in the air. With
melting snow and ice, the conditions of our well travelled
roads and highways will be
much more evident. The return
of spring also means it’s time
for CAA Saskatchewan’s Worst
Roads Campaign. Motorists
are invited to identify and vote
for the worst roads they have
travelled on in our province.
And just what exactly defines
a worst road? Typically these
are roads that have potholes,
cracks, are in general disrepair,
have no or poor signage, roads
with little or no shoulder space
or roads that are too narrow for
motorists and cyclists to share
The 2015 CAA Saskatchewan
Worst Roads campaign starts
March 25th and ends April 17.
Motorists can nominate and
vote for their worst roads at A
new feature of this year’s campaign is that motorists can
specify the section of the road
they wish to nominate. The top
10 roads will be announced on
April 20th and the list will be
shared with the appropriate
government group.
The CAA Worst Roads campaign will be monitored with
updates on which roads in our
province are getting the top
votes. The information will be
made available via news releases, social media including
Facebook and Twitter, as well
as on CAA Saskatchewan acknowledges the
improvements made to Saskatchewan roadways for the
safety of all motorists and travellers. But there is always more
work to be done. That’s where
Saskatchewan motorists can
help by identifying the roads in
need of repair; the roads they
rely on every day for business
and recreation travel.
A record breaking total of
4,651 votes were received from
motorists in the CAA Saskatchewan 2014 Worst Roads Campaign scheduled from April 1
to April 25, 2014. The #1 Worst
Road was Saskatchewan 24
near Leoville. In 2013, the CAA
Worst Roads Campaign attracted 2800 votes and 2900
votes were tabulated in 2012. A
complete list of the top 10 worst
roads for 2014, 2013, and 2012
is available at
Working towards better
roads and advocating for driver
safety is a priority for CAA Saskatchewan. The CAA Worst
Roads Campaign helps put a
spotlight on troublesome and
even dangerous road conditions in the province and is one
tool to help address those roads
in most need of attention.
Small’s Shorts
for Seniors
By Cecile Small
The Prince Albert
Association Limited
Annual Membership Meeting
Saturday, March 28, 2015
10:30 a.m.
John M. Cuelenaere Public Library
125 12 St. E
Prince Albert, SK
All members welcome!
When a local bush
fire was brought under control, they reopened the road and I
ventured out.
There was an eerie beauty about that
place of destruction
and the view was awe
Hundreds of charred
trees had fallen.
Hundreds more waited their fate.
Grass had made its
way through the ashes.
Nature was providing a resting place for
its falling sentinels.
Wild flowers grew
in profusion. Nature
mourned with the color purple.
Birds were singing.
Life was returning.
Nature was nurturing its own.
Beauty will always
surround that place of
The aftermath will
continue to change,
and Nature will continue to inspire.
tations, Yvonne Groenen
revealed the activities for
the coming year, primarily the ‘Colors Workshop’,
a personality analysis
and coaching about how
to work with colleagues
whose work styles differ
from eachother.
Also being considered
is a political Candidates’
Forum and a Volunteer
Recognition event. To find
out when the next Shellbrook and District Chamber of Commerce meeting
or event is happening, call
Yvonne or Kelly today!
Happy 15th
Jerry & Marion
March 25
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March 20, 2015
Wall government tables balanced budget,
keeps revenue sharing
With declining oil prices
expected to create a $600
to $800 million hole in this
year’s provincial budget, Premier Brad Wall has been very
tight-lipped over the past few
months about how his government would handle the
He did, however, make
a few things clear. First, he
was adamant that his government was committed to
delivering a balanced budget.
Secondly, he made it clear
that everything, including
revenue sharing, was on the
cutting block to ensure that
the budget was balanced.
Lastly, he frequently reminded us that the 2015-2016
budget was the hardest his
government has ever had to
cobble together.
With such drama laid out
ahead of Wednesday’s budget unveiling, the people of
Saskatchewan would be justified in being surprised at
the positive outlook the budget provides for the province.
Not only is the budget balanced, but it also boasts a
$107 million surplus. And
even better for the average Saskatchewan resident,
the government was able to
achieve this without implementing any tax increases.
The municipalities, which
have been awaiting the budget with bated breath since
February’s SUMA Conference, are no doubt equally
pleased to see the revenue
sharing remained on the
table. In fact, revenue sharing will increase to its highest
level yet at $265.3 million,
marking an $8.3 million increase over last year.
All told, the budget itself
includes $14.28 billion in
revenue, and $14.17 billion
in spending, an increase of
1.2 per cent over last year for
both categories.
“This budget is about keeping our economy strong
and keeping our province
strong,” said Finance Minister Ken Krawetz in a statement. “We will do that by
controlling operating spending, not raising taxes, and
continuing to make record
investments in much-needed
infrastructure projects like
highways, schools and health
What’s clear in the 20152016 budget is that health-
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care, education and social
services continue to be priorities for the Wall government, accounting for nearly
75 per cent of all government
spending. The overall price
tag for these three sectors
is pegged at $10.4 billion,
marking a 2 per cent spending increase over last year.
Meanwhile, spending in
other government sectors is
expected to decline, on average, just 0.6 per cent this
In healthcare, the government anticipates investing
$5.2 billion, $3.3 billion of
which will go to regional
health authorities. Other investments include $10 million to improve seniors care,
$3.5 million to enhance the
Home First Program, and
$4.7 million on programs to
help reduce wait times.
Capital funding for the
healthcare sector will support the construction of the
220 bed Swift Current LongTerm Care Facility and the
Leader Integrated Care Facility, the completion of the
new hospital in Moose Jaw
and continued work on the
Kelvington Integrated Care
Elsewhere, investment in
education will climb to $2
billion, a 14 per cent increase
over last year. The Wall government has also earmarked
$1.87 for operating funding for school divisions, and
$661.2 million in operating
funding for post-secondary
Social Services spending
is pegged at just over $1 billion, with $26.5 million going to increase the Seniors
Income Plan monthly benefit, $7.7 million invested
in programs to help at-risk
children, youth and families,
and $200.4 million going towards the Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability
This year’s Highways and
Infrastructure budget comes
with a price tag of $842,
while the budget for core infrastructure is pegged at $1.3
billion. Highlights include
$581 million for transportation infrastructure, $256.4
million for health capital,
$248.5 million in capital for
K-12 schools, and $74.5 million for municipal infrastructure.
The 2015-2016 budget also
marks the beginning of a
four-year $5.8 billion commitment to the Saskatchewan Builds Capital Plan,
which will maintain schools,
healthcare facilities, roads,
highways, bridges and municipal infrastructure.
Rounding out the budget, Ministry of Agriculture
spending is expected to be
$362.4 million, a 2.5 per cent
decrease from last year. This
includes $240 million to fully
fund business risk management programs, and $71.2
million for strategic initiatives, including $26.7 million
for agricultural research and
The Wall government is
also introducing two new
tax credits for primary steel
producers and manufacturing and processing exporters, and making a number of
investments to help build a
more skilled workforce in the
“There is no doubt this is a
challenging budget, but the
good news is Saskatchewan
has never been in a better position to meet this challenge,”
said Krawetz. “Our economy
is more diversified than ever
before, more people live here
than ever before, exports are
at an all-time high and businesses continue to show tremendous confidence in Saskatchewan’s future through
major capital investments”
Government invests in students
The Ministry of Education has allocated $2.4 million in
2014-15 funding for 11 school divisions to support 16 Invitational Shared Services Initiative (ISSI) partnerships. Of this
funding, $1.5 million is to continue the ten partnerships already in place, while the remaining $900,000 is to expand the
ISSI to an additional six partnerships. The ISSI partnerships
form part of the government’s ongoing commitment to improving education outcomes for First Nations and Métis students,
as outlined in both the Saskatchewan Plan for Growth and the
Education Sector Strategic Plan (ESSP).
“Through the ISSI agreements, all Saskatchewan students
will be able to use these supports to pursue their education and
career goals,” Education Minister Don Morgan said. “We are
committed to improving education and employment outcomes
for First Nations and Métis people, in response to the Joint
Task Force recommendations, and this is one way we’re delivering on that promise.”
These partnerships bring together the provincial education
system and First Nations education organizations to provide
students and teachers living on-reserve with the same supports available in provincial schools, such as speech language
pathologists, community liaisons and literacy and graduation
coaches. The initial focus is to align partnership goals with
the ESSP in the areas of First Nations and Métis student success, focusing on reading, literacy, early learning and improved
graduation rates.
“The shared services initiative assists in providing services
to First Nations students to help them succeed,” First Nations
in Saskatchewan Vice Chief Bobby Cameron said. “First Nations in Saskatchewan are committed to our Inherent and
Treaty Right to Education, and this Task Force recommendation is a positive step and will support First Nations in delivering education services on our Treaty territories. We will continue to implement and protect our Inherent and Treaty Right
to education for the benefit of First Nations in Saskatchewan.”
To form each ISSI partnership, the ministry asked First Nations education organizations to identify what types of shared
services they required and which school divisions they would
be interested in partnering with. The partners jointly developed a plan with clear outcomes, deliverables and metrics for
the partnerships. Since receiving the Joint Task Force final report and recommendations, the Government of Saskatchewan
has implemented a number of initiatives to support First Nations and Métis students.
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Sk. Rivers School Div. mulls installing cameras on buses
Although bullying has resulted in school buses across
Canada and the United States
being outfitted with internal
and external cameras to mon-
itor students’ behaviour, the
Saskatchewan Rivers School
Division says its decision to
consider installing cameras
on its entire fleet of busses
was prompted by an entirely
different safety concern.
The decision follows a pilot
project that ran from November to the end of January, and
saw a bus on the school division’s rural routes outfitted
with cameras on its interior
and exterior.
According to the school di-
vision’s chief financial officer,
Donald Lloyd, the major issue
that was highlighted by the
pilot project was the failure
of drivers to stop when they
“In most cases, it’s not for
the student behaviour on the
bus, but rather for drivers
that go through where the
bus stops and has its arms extended,” he explained
“Those are the things that
concern us in terms of student safety and that’s what
we’ve seen on the buses,” he
When buses stop with their
arms extended, traffic is supposed to stop in both directions to allow the students
to be let off the vehicles and,
if necessary, cross the street
safely. But buses in Prince
Albert, for instance, can’t
use these stop arms, and
throughout the pilot project,
it became clear that drivers
weren’t stopping.
“Student safety is paramount,” Lloyd said. “By
knowing that we have drivers
that aren’t stopping for stop
arms, then we can work with
law enforcement to ensure
those drivers are ticketed.”
The school division plans
to make drivers aware of the
need to stop when a school
bus has stopped through advertising. But Maurice Gregoire, president and lead
designer of Teknisult, the
Winnipeg-based firm that
managed the project, infractions in Prince Albert fell soon
after the project launched.
Teknisult’s Prince Albert
data was gathered over the
course of 64 school days, after the school division was
one of many to respond to the
company’s offer to run pilot
projects in 35 school divisions
across Canada.
In Manitoba, Saskatchewan
and Alberta, Teknisult reviewed about 27,000 videos.
About 3,800 videos showed
vehicles in vicinity of the bus
outfitted with a camera, and
within those videos, 423 of
them contained footage of a
Though a price tag has yet
to be determined, the school
division has earmarked funding for surveillance cameras
for its entire fleet in the coming school year’s budget. But
in order for the initiative to
move forward, the division’s
board of directors will have
to finalize it. The process is
expected to conclude by June
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Shellbrook Chronicle
Highlights of Shellbrook’s town council meeting
The town council met on March 16 at the council
chambers of the municipal office in Shellbrook. Present at the meeting were mayor George Tomporowski
and councillors Amund Otterson, Bruce Clements, Lyle
Banda, Lois Freeman and Kathleen Nording, as well
as the town’s administrator Kelly Hoare. Absent was
councillor David Knight.
The meeting began with recreation director Jenny
Hosie’s monthly report to council. Hosie reported that
nearly all the positions for summer jobs have been
filled, including extra lifeguards at the pool to cover
for when other guards are on vacation.
She also informed council of her decision to push
swimming lesson registration back to June, to allow
the opening of the pool to go more smoothly. On a similar note, she said that June is booking up quickly with
school swimming lessons.
Hosie moved on to provide council with an update
on the progress that has been made with grant applications and approvals. She informed council that the
town has been approved for a number of grants, but
added that she is still waiting to hear back on a number
of them.
She noted that she has applied for a grant for LED
light upgrades at the arena, and that she is looking
into applying for a grant for the theatre, which needs
a number of repairs. She also reiterated her hopes that
the town will be able to run its Kids in the Kitchen program this summer.
Wrapping up her report, Hosie informed council that
the recreation board has agreed to provide money for a
Halloween dance to raise funds for the zamboni fund.
In his report to council, Mayor Tomporowski provided a detailed summary of a meeting about the upcoming work on Highway 3, which he attended with town
foreman Mike Tanchuk. He informed council that,
while the design is still being finalized, a lot of work is
coming down the pipeline, including safety upgrades
and extra lanes in some spots. Work is expected to begin in the summer.
Tomporowski also said that work done on town roads
this summer will predominantly be patching, and added that discussions are ongoing with regards to what
will happen with 2nd Avenue West (the road to the hospital).
Council also discussed the town’s bylaw officer, and
agreed that it’s necessary for him to spend more time
on Main Street so he can ticket drivers who cross the
yellow centre line and deter future offenders.
At 6 p.m., Quinn Tait of Tait Insurance Group dropped
in to field questions about the town’s insurance policy.
He highlighted the need for the town to keep more upto-date records on its buildings and equipment, so that
they can be properly insured under the policy.
In new business, council agreed to further delay its
final decision on a request from the Municipal Capacity
Development Program that towns contribute $.89 per
capita towards sustaining it (with the money coming
out of revenue sharing funds provided to SUMA and
Council won’t finalize its decision until SUMA follows through on its promise to provide more information than was given at February’s SUMA conference in
Council also appointed councillor Nording as temporary deputy mayor. Nording will assume the role for
three months, after which a new councillor will be appointed.
Town council’s next meeting is March 30.
Canadians jet-setting despite sky-high household debt
Even the frugal can fall. You might have an air-tight
budget, immune to most impulses, but this time of year
serves up one of the biggest tests: March Break.
Whether it’s pressure from your enthusiastic kids
(who all seem to have a “lucky friend who’s going to
Disney World again!”), or from within (it was a recordbreaking winter, after all), many Canadians are feeling
a tremendous urge to splurge on a getaway.
Last year, a CIBC poll showed that the average March
Break traveller was planning on spending an average of
$2328 on their getaway.
Jeff Schwartz, executive director of Consolidated
Credit Counseling Services of Canada, worries that a
chunk of the money spent on March Break this year will
wind up on credit cards.
“We all know that household debt is through the roof,”
says Schwartz. “It’s a symptom of living beyond our
means – people may not be able to afford a vacation
but they’ll take one anyway and hope they can pay for
it later.”
Despite the fact that half of Canadians are living
paycheque-to-paycheque, they seem driven to get away
from the slush and snow that has made them miserable
over the winter months. Airports are expecting some of
the busiest days of the year, as bound-and-determined
Canadians take to the skies.
“I always like to stress the very simple test of assessing ‘wants’ versus ‘needs’,” adds Schwartz. “A vacation
very clearly falls into the ‘want’ category, but many are
treating it like a’ need’ and are going into debt as a result.”
To make vacationing a little more financially attainable, Consolidated Credit reached out to some of Canada’s top financial bloggers and put together a series of
tips and tricks that will easily bring down the cost of
your trip, wherever you’re headed.
1. Consider connecting flights
Connecting is tough, especially if your kids are young.
However, it can shave tons of money off your airfare.
Plus, if you can find a connecting flight out of a great
destination, you can always push your connecting flight
a day or two and see the sights while you’re there. Blogger Corinne McDermott from Have Baby, Will Travel
has great tips on flying out of Buffalo, too.
2. Budget for indulgences, and bring that money in
Operating grant approved for STC
Transportation Company
(STC) will receive an operating grant of $10.3 million in 2015 to operate its
“In line with the province’s fiscal restraint
measures, STC has taken
strong steps to eliminate
growth in the operating
grant for this year,” Min-
ister responsible for STC
Jennifer Campeau said.
STC will not take a capital grant in 2015.
STC has recently taken delivery of five used
coaches. These coaches
have the standard amenities demanded by passengers including expanded
leg room, 110V outlets
and Wi-Fi and allow STC
to retire older coaches
reaching their end of service.
“In 2015, STC will continue to provide safe and
reliable services to Saskatchewan
while mitigating the effects of rising costs to
ensure these services are
Campeau said.
About STC
Transportation Company
is a provincial coach company that provides safe,
affordable and accessible
bus passenger and parcel express services to
communities throughout
Saskatchewan. For more
information please visit
It’s inevitable that something will catch the kids’ eyes
- or yours! - so plan accordingly. Bring that money in
cash, so that when it’s gone, it’s gone and you won’t overspend and come home to a big credit card statement.
3. Bring just the essentials
Airlines are hiking their baggage fees like no tomorrow, so make sure to bring only the essentials and get
the kids to do the same. Blogger Globetrotting Mama
put together a great list of everything you can bring in
a carry-on.
4. Use Your Points
It really pays to save up your credit card’s travel
points. Not only can they be applied to flights, but you
can often use them for travel insurance and car rentals. Try a credit card comparison site to find a plan you
like. The Calculated Traveller has a great guide on using
credit cards to save.
5. Think local
Everyone wants to head south - especially during a
long winter like this one - but there’s tons of fun to be
had close to home, too. Use a service like Trekaroo to
explore local, family-friendly options - get all the details
at Gone With The Family.
Notice of Preparation of Assessment Roll
Village of Canwood
Notice is hereby given that the assessment roll for the Village
of Canwood for the year 2015 has been prepared and is open
to inspection in the office of the assessor from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
on the following days: Monday to Thursday from March 14th
to April 27th, 2015.
A bylaw pursuant to section 214 of The Municipalities Act has
been passed and the assessment notices have been sent as required.
Any person who wishes to appeal against his or her assessment is required to file his or her notice of appeal with:
Lisa Quessy, Village of Canwood
Box 172, Canwood, SK S0J 0K0
Phone: (306) 468-2016 • Email: [email protected]
by the 27th day of April, 2015.
Dated this 17th day of March, 2015.
Lisa Quessy, Assessor
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March 20, 2015
Dr. Lloyd Baldwin
BALDWIN - Dr. Lloyd
Baldwin passed away on
March 6, 2015 at the age of
74 after a 20 year battle with
cancer. Lloyd was born in
the district of Brightholm,
Saskatchewan, March 23,
After graduating high
school in Melfort, Sask he
completed an electrical engineering course in Toronto.
He later attended dental
college at U of A. and upon
graduating he moved his
wife and children to Chilliwack where he opened his
dental practice on Mary
Street. He worked in his
practice for over twenty
years and was the type of
person who thought of his
patients as friends. Dr. B. as
he was known to his staff
and patients, was always
grateful for his good fortune
in life and would frequently
pay it forward by providing
free dentistry for families
who were financially compromised. Lloyd had many
talents and a number of hobbies. He was a master wood
worker and over the years
he built dining room tables,
rocking chairs/animals, for
his family and friend’s children. One of his favorite
woodworking projects was
eight oak rocking cradles
that he built for his own
children, nieces, nephews,
plus friends. He became the
“go to guy” for family and
friends, if they needed advice or had something to repair. He loved the challenge
of taking on a new project
and never refused a job. He
was always in his element
when tinkering in his workshop, fixing motors, welding
or wood working. When he
built his home in Chilliwack
he did much of the finishing
carpentry as well as for his
holiday home on Lake Wat-
com. His last major project
was to design and build a
barn for their three horses.
Lloyd enjoyed motorcycling, golfing, skiing, camping and frequently took the
whole family on camping
trips which included these
sports. One of Lloyd’s great
pleasures was to help his
kids on their hobby farms.
He loved to hop on a tractor
and harrow a field or to assist
with the building of a barn.
He particularly enjoyed the
numerous BBQ’s and bonfires with his family after a
days work.
Lloyd was a member of the
Chilliwack Masonic Lodge
and worked his way up to
become a Shriner. In 1995
Lloyd retired from dentistry
after learning that he had
cancer and for the next 20
years he enjoyed his life to
the fullest with Marrian at
his side. They spent their
winters in Mx where they
golfed and fished, and developed many lasting friendships with the people there.
He attended a local Masonic
group and helped with fundraisers for children need-
ing corrective surgery. He
became a Rotarian while in
Mexico and worked with the
Rotary to improve the education of the local children.
Lloyd lived an exemplary,
fulfilled and happy life and
in moments of reflection his
favorite way to sum up his
life was to state that he had
no regrets and was grateful to have lived in the best
of times. He was a rock for
those who knew and loved
him. He will be dearly
missed and never forgotten.
Lloyd is survived by: his
wife Marrian, his soul mate
and love of his life; his children Linda (Calvin), Don
(Ramona); grandchildren
Jason, Garrett, Mikayla,
Selina, Alexis, great grandchildren Madison, Michael,
Joseph and Julianna. Siblings, Lee (Norm) Al, Dennis, Lorne (Liz), Dale (Joyce),
Don (Linda) and Barry.
He was predeceased by:
his father Otto, his mother
Adeline and his step father
A Memorial and Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.
LEPAGE - Marianne
Life as we know it has
changed forever. March 12,
2015, Mom passed peacefully after a brave fight with
lung cancer and is now inspiring and guiding us from
Celebrating her life are
her loving husband of 51
years Roland, daughter Natalie (Glenn), daughter Danie
(Terry), son Carlo (Becky)
and her grandchildren
Mitchell, Matthew, Cydney
and Sasha as well as her
family in Quebec, extended
family and many friends.
Mom grew up and worked
in the Montreal area where
she fell in love with her
“cowboy from the West”.
They honeymooned in Debden and never left.
Mom was famous for
her hospitality, feasts and
beautiful handmade gifts.
Always hardworking and
caring she could find the
positive in everyone and
every situation, never holding a grudge. Her sense of
humour, love of music and
gorgeous flower beds were
enjoyed by many. She was
a wonderful Mom and loved
being “Grandmaman” even
more. We were all blessed
with all she did but mostly
for the time that she spent
with us.
We are thankful for all the
prayers and support as well
as the excellent care at the
Victoria Hospital and the
cancer clinics in Saskatoon
and Prince Albert. As she
requested, there will be no
funeral. In lieu of flowers,
please make donations in
her memory to the charity
of your choice.
- Roland, Natalie, Danie
and Carlo.
Reynold Sommerfeld
With sadness in their
hearts the family of Reynold
Bernard Sommerfeld, late
of Shellbrook, announce
his passing on Thursday,
March 5, 2015. Reynold
passed away peacefully with
his family at his side at the
Parkland Integrated Health
Center (Long Term Care) at
the age of 86 years.
Reynold was born on
December 7, 1928 in
Shellbrook Saskatchewan,
the eldest child of Adam
and Olga Sommerfeld. He
was baptized and confirmed
in St. John’s Lutheran
Church in Brightholme Sask.
Reynold was married to Lucy
Schmalz on August 4, 1952
in Brightholme and together
they had three children,
Janet, Rhonda and Perry.
survived by his wife of 62
years Lucy; his daughters,
Janet (Jamie) Scholz and
Rhonda Sommerfeld (Jim
Lennard); his grandchildren,
Regan (Todd) Birr, Rachel
(Ben) Maize and children,
Blake, Brendan and Logan,
Brock (Crystal) Fitch and
son Rory, Kelsey (Jory)
Segberg, Erica Sommerfeld,
Michael Sommerfeld and
Tessa Sommerfeld Riel; his
sister, Edith Radcliffe; his
brother, William (JoAnn)
Sommerfeld; and his uncle,
Gustav (Dora) Sommerfeld.
Reynold was predeceased by
his son, Perry Sommerfeld;
his parents, Adam and
sister, Hildegard (William)
Mayer; his brothers, Herbert
Sommerfeld and an infant
brother, Arnold; and his
father and mother-in-law,
Karl and Emilie Schmalz.
Reynold was blessed
with distinctive red hair
so naturally his lifelong
nickname was “Red”. He
had a terrific sense of humor
and enjoyed giving loving
nicknames to each of his
As a young man, Reynold
was very good at track and
field, particularly at running
and high jump. Church was
also a big part of Reynold’s
ball and social activities
centered around the St.
John’s Lutheran Church in
Reynold loved baseball
and hockey. He and Lucy
took wonderful bus trips
to watch Perry play hockey
in the winter and then in
the summer there were
lots of road trips to watch
Perry play baseball. These
times and memories were
cherished by him. Reynold
was an avid curler. He and
Lucy often watched their
and Rachel curl, traveling
all over Saskatchewan and
also to Calgary to enjoy
their competitions. Reynold
in later years also loved to
watch his grandsons, Brock,
Michael and Jory
Reynold always
supported and enjoyed
attending her events in
his wheelchair. Reynold’s
heartfelt support was always
there for Erica and Tessa’s
school and life activities.
Reynold grew up on his
parents’ mixed farm nine
miles south of Shellbrook.
He attended school at
Yankee Valley and in 1949
Reynold completed a Diesel,
Automotive and Welding
Reynold owned and operated
Sommerfeld Construction,
a land clearing business
from 1953 until 1966. This
business took him to several
communities in the Prince
Albert area, doing brush
and land clearing for road
farmed from 1953 until
2007 in the Shellbrook area
together with his wife, Lucy
and son, Perry. Reynold was
passionate about everything
he did and took great pride
in being a good farmer.
Reynold especially loved
running the combine as
the fall and harvest season
was his favorite time of
year. Green was his favorite
In 2003, Reynold was
awarded his 50 year pin and
presented with a lifetime
membership from The Elks
of Canada. He enjoyed
doing volunteer work in
the community and for St.
John’s Lutheran Church in
Reynold and Lucy enjoyed
many tropical vacations
especially trips to Hawaii
with family and friends.
Reynold’s concern was
for everyone in his family,
their health and their
happiness. Whatever life
presented or whatever the
situation was, Reynold
wanted to help. Reynold’s
grandchildren loved their
time with Gramps. There
were wonderful family
times spent visiting and
baby-sitting. The children
enjoyed play time on the
beautiful yard, riding in the
machinery with Grandpa
and of course, the bountiful
meals that were shared.
These precious memories we
will never forget.
Reynold’s funeral service
was held at St. John’s
Lutheran Church, Shellbrook
on Tuesday March 10, 2015
at 11:00 am with Pastor
Chris Dean and Pastor Trent
Felstrom as officiants. The
“Shared Memories” was
given by Regan Birr and
Jamie Scholz. The pianist
was Janet Scholz and special
music “Just a Closer Walk
With Thee” was sung by
Regan Birr, Rachel Maize
and Kelsey Segberg. During
the service Reynold’s two
favorite hymns “Just As I
Am” and “What a Friend We
Have In Jesus” were sung
by the congregation. The
pallbearers were Reynold’s
Rachel, Brock, Kelsey, Erica,
Michael and Tessa.
The interment was at
the Brightholme Lutheran
donations may be made in
memory of Reynold to either
the Brightholme Lutheran
Cemetery Fund or to the
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Health Services Foundation
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Faster games is baseball’s goal
Bud Selig, the former
commissioner of Major
League Baseball, certainly
faced major challenges during his 17 years on the job
— performance-enhancing
drugs chief among them.
But his replacement, Rob
Manfred, has a bigger challenge: Save the game by
speeding it up.
Baseball drags. Baseball
is losing fans. Football,
mixed martial arts, soccer
. . . all seem to be grabbing
the attention of younger
Americans while poor old
baseball putters along,
caught in the slow malaise
of a world that has sped up.
While TV viewing numbers are up and MLB’s revenues hit an all-time high
last year, Manfred has to
deal with the fact that the
average age of those who
watched the all-star game
last year was 53. In 20
years, those 53-year-olds
will be slower-moving senior citizens watching the
slowest of the major sports
and the new crop of fans,
who dig speed and possess
short attention spans, will
be directing their sports fo-
cus elsewhere.
ing a challenge.
Those are wise
Manfred’s No. 1
moves. And here’s
goal this spring
another suggesas he gets comtion, from me: Six
fortable as Selig’s
consecutive foul
balls with two out
is to speed up
and the batter is
the game. Last
retired. No more
of those 14-pitch
game time was
marathons that
three hours and
put fans to sleep.
two minutes and
A fouled bunt with
two strikes retires
some moves the
the batter, so why
owners have renot a six-foul-ball
cently implemented will rule, too? Too radical?
most assuredly bring that Wasn’t the implementation
average below the three- of the DH radical? Wasn’t
hour mark. But while a challenging umpires’ calls
drop from 3:02 to 2:57 is via video replay radical?
certainly five minutes in
If faster games is the anthe right direction, it’s still swer, then more radicalism
too slow, so the deep think- is needed. Six foul balls
ers who create baseball’s with two strikes and you’re
regulations will be coming toast, man. Get those games
up with other methods of down to two hours and 30
speeding up play.
minutes and baseball fans
To start with, batters will will crown Manfred the
be required to keep at least Man.
one foot in the batter’s box
• Steve Simmons of Sunwhile at the plate. Pitch- media: “According to the
ers must be ready to throw statement of claim Eric Linas soon as the TV timeout dros has filed in his defaends. Managers must stay mation suit against former
in the dugout while request- referee Paul Stewart, Lin-
dros was made out to be:
‘unfriendly, hostile, rude,
insulting, vindictive, cruel,
uncharitable and generally
a despicable person.’ Which
I’m figuring is about five for
• Dwight Perry of the
Seattle Times: “A mystery
tunnel was discovered near
the Pan-Am Games site in
Toronto. The Maple Leafs’
shortcut to the basement,
• Blogger Bill Littlejohn,
after Tennessee released
tackle Michael Oher, the
inspiration for ‘The Blind
Side’: “Michael took the
news fine, but Sandra Bullock had to be escorted off
Titans property.”
• Comedy writer Jim
Barach: “Dallas Mavericks
owner Mark Cuban will
play the President of the
U.S. in ‘Sharknado 3.’ This
will give viewers at least
one reason to finally root
for the sharks.”
• Scott Ostler of the San
Francisco Chronicle, on
plans to speed up athletic
competitions: “Athletes will
take as much time as they
are allowed to take. Colum-
bus spent less time planning his first voyage than
the average PGA Tour golfer
spends lining up a 15-foot
• Ostler, on the same subject: “MLB’s goal, according
to stories and headlines, is
to ‘lure’ young fans to the
game. While that sounds
creepy, is there really something wrong with cultivating a fan base of people
younger than 50? Just in
case the world lasts another
20 years?”
• Greg Cote of the Miami Herald: “There was
a WNBA trade: Epiphany
Prince for Cappie Pondexter. You know how they
keep records for everything? This was first sports
trade in history involving
two players named Epiphany and Cappie.”
• Comedian Argus Hamilton, on the latest Alex Rodriguez apology for lying
about his PED use: “If Alex
Rodriguez’s word were any
more worthless, his portrait would be displayed on
Greek government bonds.”
• Brad Dickson of the
Sports Illustrated he played
a game slightly inebriated
in 1992. Even more amazing: All those things Barkley said on TNT over the
years were uttered when he
was completely sober.”
• Comedy writer Alex
Kaseberg: “This just in:
Harrison Ford crash-lands
on a golf course. He is still
doing better on a golf course
than Tiger Woods.”
• RJ Currie of sportsdeke.
com: “The Detroit Lions
released Reggie Bush. No
word if they have a bird in
the hand.”
• Kaseberg again: “Due
to winter weather delays,
Wrigley Field will be unfinished, incomplete and
generally not ready for the
baseball season. Just like
the Chicago Cubs. “
•Another one from Kaseberg: “ The Seattle Seahawks have reached a deal
with running back Marshawn Lynch. And here I
was afraid they would pass
on it.”
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Local curlers headed to mixed provincial tourney
An agricultural account manager with Affinity Credit Union by day and a curler by night,
Shellbrook’s Tricia Bell has been a lover of the
winter sport since the tender age of 12.
“I had a bit of a lull because I played ringette
for quite a bit during my university years. But
since we moved back to Shellbrook I’ve gotten
into it again. I think it’s the camaraderie in the
sport more than anything,” she said.
Her years of dedication to the sport have
certainly paid off, as she and her team of Skip
Jeff Ledding, third Rhonda Miller and second
Craig Stochmanski, are headed off to the 20152016 Tim Hortons Mixed Team Championship,
which is slated to kick off March 25 in North
Though Bell has been playing at mixed provincials for about eight years, she says her current team - on which she plays lead - only started playing together this year.
“Rhonda Miller and I curled together this
year in the Thursday night league. The two guys
on our team also curled in the Thursday night
league. The four of us decided it would be fun
to get together and go for provincials,” she said.
To get to the provincial tournament, Bell’s
team first had to compete at the regionals in
Birch Hills. There, they quickly learned to play
as a team, and they were able to claim one of the
four spots at the provincials.
“That was the first time the four of us had
curled together, so we didn’t win all of our
games, but we managed to claim a spot,” said
All told, 16 teams will be competing at provincials for a chance to go on to a national tournament. All teams are guaranteed to play at least
three games, but teams that lose three games
are eliminated from action.
Though Bell is excited to compete, she has
also tempered her expectations.
“There are some big names there this year. If
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we can go there and win a couple of games, that
would be a win in our minds.”
Some of the notable names that will be competing in the Mixed Provincials are Jason Ackerman, Amber Holland, Jeff Hartung, Bruce
Korte and Chantelle Eberle.
When she’s not busy at her day job or competing at curling tournaments, Bell also teaches
the fundamentals of the sport to kids.
“My husband and I run the curling program
here for Grades 1 to 5. Our goal is to get kids
interested in the game early enough, because
there are good opportunities there and you can
play it until you’re 80.”
League Finals
Game 2
Tuesday, March 24
8 p.m.
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calving Salers bulls.
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Christopher Lake
Food Service &
Lodge Supervisor.
Duties include: supervise, coordinate
and schedule the
activities of staff;
estimate and order
ingredients and
supplies required;
establish methods to meet work
schedules; maintain
records of stock,
repairs, sales and
wastage; train staff
in job duties, sanitation and safety
procedures; ensure
that food and
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- Shellview Sod
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1A drivers for the
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equipment & above
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freeze up. Please
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Kaylee Diehl and
Joel Buckingham,
along with their
parents are pleased
to announce their
upcoming wedding
to take place on September 26th, 2015.
Ceremony will take
place in the Concordia Church in Ordale
with reception to follow in Shellbrook.
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The Clara Lukan
family would like
to thank Father
Sebastin, the staff
of Whispering Pine
Place, Beau 'Lac'
Funeral Home
and everyone who
contributed to the
Prayer Service
and the Mass of
Christian Burial of
our dear mother,
Clara. Our sincerest
thanks for the help,
donations of food,
the expressions
of sympathy and
prayers. Your kindness was greatly
The family of
the late Reynold
Sommerfeld wish
to express heartfelt
thanks to everyone
who gave us their
sympathy, compassion and support
when Reynold
passed away. Thank
you to the Parkland
Integrated Health
Center (Long Term
Care) for their
wonderful care
during the years
that Reynold lived
there and at the
time of his passing.
We greatly appreciate the prayers for
Reynold and family,
the many gifts of
food, the visits, the
sympathy cards,
beautiful flowers
and the donations
given in memory of
Reynold and all acts
of kindness. Thank
you to Pastor Chris
Dean and Pastor
Trent Felstrom
for your care and
comfort shown to
Reynold and our
family throughout
this sad time. Thank
you ladies of St.
John’s Lutheran
Church for the lovely
funeral lunch and to
Tammy Smart and
staff of Beau “Lac”
Funeral Home for
all kindness shown
to us.
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SHELLBROOK: Fri., March. 27th “Jungle Book”. Doors Open 7 p.m. Showtime 7:30
p.m. Cost is $5.
SHELLBROOK: Irish Stew Supper at the Senior Citizens’ Centre on Friday, Mar. 20
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