INSIDE INSIDE Alpaca operation still going strong Exhibit focuses on the War of 1812 INSIDE Bobcats give Pontiacs all they can handle Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Volume 10 Issue 56 www.lloydminstersource.com LPSD byelection candidates confirmed Don Bertrand speaks at the annual oilmen’s banquet on Friday, March 20, where he received the Oilman of the Year award. The event was part of the 2015 Heavy Crude Open Bonspiel that took place at the Lloydminster Golf and Curling Centre. For more on the event, check out April’s Powerin’ the Patch. by Josef Jacobson [email protected] Alex Chippin Photo Packed spring session underway by Jaime Polmateer [email protected] Alberta’s 2015 spring session will see a focus on business services and issues involving environment, education and municipalities. Richard Starke, MLA for Vermilion-Lloydminster, said one of the pieces before the house is the Common Business Number Act, which provides for harmonization of all government services to business under a single common business number. “In the past, there have been different registration numbers for all the different departments of government, both federally and provincially, that you’d deal with,” he said. “From a provincial standpoint, it’s going to streamline things and make them a whole lot easier if business entities access government services under one common business number.” On the environmental side of things, there is a concern regarding invasive species, particularly zebra and quagga mussels. Bill 13, an amendment to the Fisheries Act, will have increased measures to protect Alberta against these species that are already becoming a problem in other provinces and across North America in general. “This Bill 13 is basically to put in additional measures including inspection of watercraft as they enter the province because we know that the zebra mussels are already endemic in Manitoba as well as in southern U.S., in Nevada and California,” Starke said. “We know that we have lots of Albertans travelling into those parts of Canada and the U.S. with their watercraft and it poses a very real risk to our lakes and rivers.” Starke said these mussels pose a threat to the prov- ince’s irrigation systems and the estimated annual cost of repairing the damage would be an estimated $75 million if these species became established in the province. Regarding education, the main issue in Alberta was dealt with in Bill 10, which had to do with the forming of gay-straight alliances in schools. “(Education) Minister (Gordon) Dirks introduced a series of amendments that were broadly supported in the assembly and that was passed last Tuesday (March 10) and certainly for the most part has been widely accepted and widely supported.” Another big topic in the province is the updating of the Municipal Government Act, which hasn’t had a full review in roughly two decades. With Alberta having grown substantially in that time, many feel See “Spring session,” Page 9 Indoor Golf Center Bar & Lounge #101 - 3802 51 Ave Lloydminster, AB 4 World Class Simulators The only thing more real is the course itself. Lloydminster voters will choose between candidates self-described as a homemaker, a stay-at-home mom and a retired accountant as their newest Lloydminster Public School Division (LPSD) board member. Cheryl Ross, Chrissy Davison and Walter Hardy, respectively, have been confirmed as the three candidates for the upcoming LPSD byelection to fill the trustee seat vacated by MLA Colleen Young. The position has been empty since Nov. 13, 2014. There were no disqualified candidates and nobody withdrew their nomination. “Having at least three candidates shows that there’s interest in providing service to the local school board, so that’s a good thing,” said director of legislative services Beth Kembel. Two of the candidates submitted their paperwork to city hall on March 16, while one form was filed on March 18, the day the documentation was due. Kembel says her office generally receives applications closer to deadline. The candidates have from now until voting day to campaign for the LPSD position. Kembel says the prospective trustees must follow the proper procedures and be vigilant of byelection bylaws. “On election day you can’t be standing in front of the polling station handing out buttons saying ‘Vote for me.’ That’s not allowed,” Kembel said. “If they’re putting signs up throughout the city, they have to abide by the sign bylaw. They also have to make sure that there is identification on each sign saying who put it up and who to contact about it.” LPSD byelection nomination forms are public information and can be found at the legislative services office at city hall or at the LPDS office. Election day is April 22. Voting will take place at Barr Colony School from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Advanced polls will be open on April 16 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the front lobby of city hall. 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NDP concerned about changes in Sask. budget by Jaime Polmateer [email protected] At a recent press conference, the NDP expressed concerns about the Saskatchewan budget. They said they were especially troubled with changes to the active family tax credit, the graduate retention program, elder medication and child care expansion – most of which the government said were modified to ensure their continuity. “This budget takes away from hard working Saskatchewan families, makes life more expensive, not a little more affordable,” said NDP Deputy Leader Trent Wotherspoon. “And we’ve recognized for some time that this government just doesn’t get the affordability pressures that families are facing.” Regarding the active family tax credit, the Saskatchewan Party made changes as to what income thresholds are eligible to receive it. Only families receiving a combined income of less than $60,000 will be able to take advantage of the benefit and the NDP sees that as wrong. Finance Minister Ken Krawetz defended the decision by saying the changes are being put in place to ensure the program remains sustainable and that low-income families in need will still benefit from it. “The program itself has not changed. All we’ve done is adjust whether or not families would be eligible at new income levels,” Krawetz said. Another alteration that was made was to the graduate retention program. “They’ve taken away their commitment to graduates,” said Wotherspoon. “The graduate retention plan, where students have made the commitment to go to school, where they’ve worked hard to graduate, where they’ve taken on paying the second highest tuition in Canada and as a result many are graduating with significant debt, despite working along the way. And now this government is breaking that promise to those hardworking graduates. We think that that’s wrong.” But Krawetz said that the program has grown beyond the governments “wildest dreams” with over 50,000 people currently benefitting from it he said that the reason for the changes are along the lines of the ones made to the active family tax credit – sustainability. “We want to be able to continue with the graduate retention program so that is why we’re spreading it out over a longer period of time. The individuals that will qualify for that type of refund will still be able to qualify for the same amount,” he said. “We’re just extending it over a greater length of time. Before the limit was seven years and now we’re extending it over 10.” See “Sask. budget,” Page 9 The leadership race for the Wildrose Party is coming to a close and Drew Barnes, MLA for Cypress-Medicine Hat, said he believes he is in a good position leading up to the final votes being tallied next weekend. According to a news release, Barnes did have a majority of support in a recent internal poll, but it included a small sample size of only 134 respondents. More than 20,000 party members are eligible to vote. Barnes said the race has been enjoyable and he has been receiving a lot of positive feedback from Wildrose members. Discussing what he thinks attributes to his success so far Barnes said, “The focus on the grassroots and the ability to listen to what members are saying. My history of showing good financial stewardship and members are telling me they can trust me because when the floor crossings happened, I absolutely refused to be involved in any way.” Barnes said he was “absolutely shocked” when former party leader Danielle Smith crossed the floor to the PC Party last December along with eight other Wildrose MLAs. He said he was also asked to cross and he not only refused, but tried to talk his comrades out of the decision. “I knew it was most important to honour the 442,000 that voted for us last election,” he said. “Honour our 23,000 members and volunteers and honour the system.” He said he is dedicated to the Wildrose Party because he believes in the their policies and platforms of more efficient government, less bureaucracy and keeping taxes as low as possible. “Those are things I believe in totally,” he said. To enter the leadership race there were requirements of getting 250 signatures on the candidate’s nomination papers and raising a $20,000 deposit. Barnes estimates he got around 800 signatures in the first two weeks and raised about $90,000 in that time, which are both indicators of the support he’s been receiving. If Barnes wins the leadership race he said he’ll be campaigning on areas like property rights, functional health care and restoring public faith in democracy. “My platforms will be grassroots focused and they will talk about the things that are important. They will talk about financial responsibility. We have the most expensive per capita government in all of Canada right now,” he said. “Our PC government spends the most, so a focus in the campaign will be more value for the taxpayer. We’ll be talking about utility rates, we’ll be talking about health care that works. We’ll be talking about property rights and we’ll be talking about restoring trust to democracy.” Barnes also said if he’s elected, the Wildrose Party will be ready in case Premier Jim Prentice decides to call an election earlier than the fixed-election date. He’s confident the party will have good candidates that can present good choices for Albertans and will raise the necessary funds to run a good campaign. “Shame on Prentice. When they wanted to stay in power three years ago they said they would only call an election every four years,” Barnes said. “Now that they see a different way so they can stay in power, they have come up with an illegal way to break an election law. Shame on Prentice for even discussing breaking this law.” People interested can still vote for the Wildrose leadership until March 28 when the new leader will be announced at an event held in Calgary, Alta. 4 NEWS LLOYDMINSTER SOURCE I WWW.LLOYDMINSTERSOURCE.COM I Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Illicit fentanyl has RCMP concerned by Alex Chippin [email protected] Police and health officials in Alberta say they are growing more concerned about the illegal use of the painkilling drug fentanyl. “In the province of Alberta, fentanyl has contributed to or caused more than 100 deaths in 2014 (as indicated by preliminary numbers), which is a significant increase from six deaths in 2011,” the RCMP said in a news release. Last month, police in Lloydminster seized over 750 fentanyl pills as part of a major three-person bust that involved narcotics, cash and illegally-owned firearms. Since April 2014, the RCMP has seized more than 88,000 fentanyl tablets throughout Alberta. Fentanyl, which often goes by the street names ‘greenies,’ ‘green monsters’ and ‘green beans,’ has seen its popularity grow rapidly over the past five years. It has a similar physical appearance to OxyContin, and is sometimes sold as such to unsuspecting users. “No matter what you think you’re buying, when it comes to street drugs, you really don’t ever know what you’re getting,” said Dr. Mark Yarema, medical director of Alberta’s Poison and Drug Information Service and an emergency medicine physician. Fentanyl is said to be up to 20 times more potent than OxyContin and about 100 times stronger than morphine, two other popular painkillers in the opioid drug family. “None of my police officers want to notify someone of the death of their loved one, especially when it could have been prevented,” said Alberta RCMP Commanding Officer, Deputy Commissioner Marianne Ryan. Pharmaceutical companies legally produce fentanyl for medical patients dealing with severe pain from surgery or cancer. Illicit fentanyl is produced in underground drug labs and distributed as pills or powder on the streets. Fentanyl’s side effects can include chest pain, difficulty with speaking, dizziness and fainting. Meanwhile, symptoms of an overdose may include cold and clammy skin, seizures, severe drowsiness, pinpoint pupils of the eyes, troubled breathing, slow heartbeat and death. (780) 874-9800 #4 1808 - 50th Avenue, Lloydminster, AB Mon. - Fri. 9:30 - 5:30 ENERGY EFFICIENT BULB BLOWOUT! As you’ve heard, LED bulbs are changing. They are getting better and better and cheaper and cheaper! The Canadian Government has strict energy efficient regulations and this includes light bulbs being sold in Canada. As we phase out the common incandescents, why not join the energy efficient generation and make the plunge! MS Society set for Lloydminster symposium “Canada actually has the highest rate of MS in the entire world,” said Johanna Green, the MS Society’s Lakeland regional director. “So by virtue Edmonton-based multiple sclerosis neurologist of that, it really makes MS a Canadian disease. Dr. Ken Makus and Calgary-based MS researcher Given that prevalence, all of us as Canadians have Dr. Wee Yong will headline a list of presenters a stake in the fight against it because tomorrow, SALE ON NOW Come ask us about your energy efficient options. - LEDS AND CFLS We have lots of different LED and CFL bulbs. Let at the MS Society of Canada’s Lloydminster you or I or someone we know could be diagnosed.” us educate which ones would work for you. COME CHECK IT OUT! symposium on Saturday, March 28. Despite the staggering numbers, “We also have The two prominent the best team of MS researchers in the entire MS doctors will speak, world,” said Green. She added that the number about aggressively of MS cases in the country has caused Canada to treating MS and the emerge as the world leader in the fight against the recent findings in disease. “So there is a very real possibility of us myelin repair that having a made-in-Canada solution in terms of a could impact future cure and improved treatments for MS through the treatments and help great work being done here in Canada,” she said. create an eventual Green says that current studies are analyzing cure, respectively. the role that Vitamin D deficiencies could play in The disease has long the development of MS. Furthermore, the results been one of the more of an ongoing stem cell clinical trial could lead to common around the improved treatments and an eventual method to world, but is especially repair nerves. prevalent in Canada. Dr. Makus and Dr. Yong will be joined at the It affects more than March 28 symposium by speakers from a variety 2.3 million people of MS-related backgrounds, including speech globally, and around pathologists and professionals from the Prairie 100,000 of those cases North Health Region and the Primary Health are Canadian. Network. Tickets to the event, which takes place at he Days Hotel & Suites, are available for $20 per person Livestock Services and includes lunch. Attend to learn more about the Collective 306-825-8831 | LLOYDMINSTER The symposium Revitalization of Downtown Lloydminster. The marks one of the MS Society’s last major project team will highlight key findings of what events before the Saturday, Apr. 4 at 1:00 pm exists downtown today. Let’s start the conversation annual Jayman Built Special open Heifer Sale featuring about creating a vision for a dynamic downtown. MS Walk on Saturday, 100 Red Angus Simmental X Heifers from May 3. Stan & Dorothy Walterhouse Green says that with less than six weeks Free lunch at noon remaining before the Walk, the MS Society Thursday, Apr. 9 at 12:30 pm has yet to hit the All Breeds Presort internet Calf Sale halfway point of its fundraising goal and Regular Sales on Thursday at 8:30 am is calling on the public March 31, 2015 DLMS Off Farm Direct via Internet Sale to step up. The MS Every Thursday at 10:00 am 6 pm AGM & Supper Society encourages anybody interested 7 pm Presentation For more information or bookings call: in participating in the Tickets: $25 Wayne Woodman 306-821-6310 MS Walk or acquiring more information Doug Heath 306-821-6668 Lloydminster Golf & Curling Centre about it to visit www. Call Streetscapes at (780) 875-2520 to register LIVE ON THE INTERNET mswalks.ca or call www.hls.ca, www.dlms.ca 780-871-0513. by Alex Chippin [email protected] Collective Revitalization of Downtown Presentation & Streetscapes AGM HEARTLAND LLOYDMINSTER SOURCE I WWW.LLOYDMINSTERSOURCE.COM I Tuesday, March 24, 2015 NEWS 5 Capturing beauty in the camera eye Josef Jacobson Photo Local photographer Karue Wachira taught camera basics at his Photography for Beginners class at the Lloydminster Cultural and Science Centre on March 18. by Josef Jacobson [email protected] When Karue Wachira looks through his camera, he is searching for beauty. Whether it be portrait work or the sprawling prairie landscape, The Lloydminster photographer tries capture subjects that he finds aesthetically pleasing and share them with others. “Beauty is what interests me the most. And unfortunately, or fortunately, for me I have a thing where I just find beauty everywhere,” he said. Wachira is originally from Kenya, where he met his Canadian wife. They lived in Kenya for a few years before he followed her back to Lloydminster in November 2013. “Compared to Kenya it’s different, very different,” he said. “But then again, I like difference because I like to experience new things.” Wachira doesn’t remember the first time he picked up a camera. Ever since he was a child he has been fascinated by photography. Whenever he came across a camera he wanted to pick it up and look at the world from multiple angles. “Even today I read pictures better than I read words. I was that kid who was always reading comics because there were more pictures than words,” he said. “Photography is something I always loved, especially capturing nature, because I also love nature. So those two mix very well for me.” He loves nature so much, in fact, that he stayed up until 2 a.m. the previous night taking pictures of the northern lights. Even at the dead of night, Wachira is seeking out natural beauty. Growing up in eastern Africa and being inspired by the photography in National Geographic magazine, Wachira had the chance to experiment with different styles and concepts, but he always found himself turning to nature. When he started using his friends as models, it never occurred to him to take them to a studio. He brought his subjects outdoors. Wachira says he never overthinks or does much planning when taking pictures for himself. It is his inclination to shoot first and ask questions later. “I’m a very spontaneous person, generally, in life,” he said. “I go depending on the feeling. Sometimes even as far as when I’m lifting the camera to look through the eye I have not composed it yet. I compose it when I’m holding it, so it’s very spontaneous. It’s just what feels right, it’s what speaks to my soul.” Wachira is sitting in the art studio in the Lloydminster Cultural and Science Centre. Chairs and tables are arranged in a U-shape before him. His back is to the chalkboard. This is the first time that Wachira will be teaching photography in a formal setting. It’s a beginner course, but Wachira does not want to teach his class how to take pictures. “Mainly what I’d like to teach them is how the camera works, what you have, what you can do t s e r ar t s e u q by re with it,” he said. “What I’d really hate to do is steal away from people, take away their art and impose my type of art and how I see art and tell them this is how it’s done. I want them to do it their own way.” Wachira is teaching the class because he wants to see more art in Lloydminster. He doesn’t see it as competition. He says two photographers using the same camera, with the same subject and the same lighting will take two completely different pictures. He sees leading the class as a learning experience for himself as well. “One of the things I really like to do is meet other photographers and just take a walk and shoot and share and teach,” he said, “I found that most of the time when I’m teaching, especially new photographers, I learn more.” As the class begins to file in and people take their seats, Wachira begins explaining the basic functions of the camera. This is an opportunity for him to share his knowledge and contribute to the proliferation of photography in the community. Soon, his students will begin their own search for the beauty that surrounds them. “I feel like in a world where there is so much beauty, but so much ugliness is talked about, we feel like there’s more ugliness than beauty,” he said. “So it would be my mission to actually tell people there is more beauty than ugliness in this life and I do that with my photography.” MARCH 27, 2015 Help the Kiwanis raise funds by having a little fun with your boss or colleagues. Up to a week prior and the day of the Arrest by Request you and staff member can gather funds to have a member of your office team arrested, tried by a judge and held for minutes or even hours. Looking for a way to get even with office jokester, the boss? Have them arrested and put on display in our mock jail. 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Others roll in the dust to clean themselves. The alpacas come in black and white and shades of brown. About a month remains until shearing season, so the their coats are thick and fluffy. Some of them can barely see through their bangs. “We thought that we would buy alpacas, we would breed them, and we would sell the babies and that would be our business, but it turned out to be much broader than that,” Merkley said. The pair of entrepreneurs met at the University of Saskatchewan in 1983. By the mid-’90s Merkley and McCall decided to go into business together. They considered opening a quilt shop, a berry farm, raising wild boars, elk, bison and ostrich before beginning their alpaca odyssey with five animals in 1996. Now they have 60. “Both Trudy and I were looking for something different to do in our lives,” Merkley said. “Trudy had gone to the library and had got a book on llamas and in the book was a chapter on alpacas. I don’t know if I had ever heard of them ... and there was a little black and white photo in the book, I can still picture the image clear as can be, of an alpaca cushed in a dust roll, and I just thought, ‘That’s fabulous.’“ What started as an alpaca breeding enterprise grew into a business that involved not only making and selling the animals, but their fibre products as well. This became clear when sheering season came, and McCall and her husband would shave the animals. Salutes our paper carriers! CONGRATULATIONS Josef Jacobson photo Trudy McCall (left) and Cathy Merkley with their prized alpaca, Genesis. Genesis has won the title of “supreme champion,” the alpaca equivalent of “best in show,” at eight competitions. “The fleece would come off and everybody would look at me, so I started picking up the fleece and putting it in a pile trying to figure out what to do with it,” Merkley said. “Once you incorporate the fleece aspect ... that just adds a whole new layer of opportunities.” Merkley was a knitter and McCall could crochet, but they have since learned how to spin, weave, felt and dye alpaca fibre. While learning about alpaca fur, Merkley soon had the chance to study alpaca fibre classing in Peru in 2000. Now she is a certified livestock judge and one of the only people in Canada qualified to teach fleece sorting and classing. In the beginning of March, Merkley was in Ontario for the second year teaching courses. She estimates she’s classed “somewhere in the area of 20,000 pounds of fibre so far.” At the farm, Merkley takes off her boots and ascends a narrow staircase. “This is my commute to work,” she said, entering a brightly-lit room overseeing the alpaca pens. The room is full of alpaca products, from hats and mitts to shirts and socks. A bin of colourful hand-dyed yarn sits on a table in the middle of the room. Almost everyone was made by Merkley and McCall from the animals in the field below. The barn was built in 2002, with the fibre art studio being constructed the following year. Merkley says recently they’ve been paying more attention to the studio and “actually treating it like a business.” She says while most patrons are interested in finished products, like mitts and socks, she has seen a resurgence in knitting, crocheting, weaving and spinning. “For years we never sold yarn in any quantity … but in the last three years we’ve been selling out of yarn ahead of production,” she said. “A lot of the younger women are doing (fibre arts) and if they’re going to spend their valuable time, they’re not going to use nasty acrylic yarn, they want good quality stuff, so they’ll come looking for alpaca yarn.” As the two approach their 20th year, Merkley says there aren’t many people left raising alpacas in Canada. Only 30,000 remain in farms and ranches across the country. “It seems like it was not very long ago at all that we started thinking about alpacas and got our first alpacas. But we’ve sort of become the oldtimers in the business, because a lot of the original importers who brought alpacas into Canada have retired … and Trudy and I are still here,” she said. “But it’s been a remarkable experience and I certainly will never ever regret having got into the alpaca business. Best thing I ever did.” Todd Senz, Tammy Wood & Dan Gross 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN GROOMING (780) 808-6363 #4-4010 50 Avenue, Lloydminster Ask us about our Frequent Buyers Card for nail trimming, food & fish feeders. The Lloydminster Source carriers of the week! Lloydmall 780.875.0203 Some jewelry displayed patented (US Pat. 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The exhibit, which is composed of a pair of curved walls displaying historical illustrations and information, explores the conflict through the eyes of its major participants: the Americans, British, First Nations and “Canadians,” although Canada did not exist at the time. “It’s really interesting because each perspective has such a different outlook and outcome, so you’re looking at one event in history, but really you’re seeing four different versions of the same event,” LCSC manger Shawna Maurice said. “There’s no competitive dialogue, it’s just providing the information from each perspective.” Although the war was mostly fought in the Great Lakes region, and occurred at a time when Western Canada was largely unsettled, Maurice says the exhibit holds significance for all Canadians. “It’s just important for Canada in general as it was one of the first steps towards our independence,” she said. “We could have been Americanized, we could have remained part of Britain, but this is one of the first steps to 1867, when we became a country. So that’s not just important to Ontario, that has Canada-wide importance.” Visitors to the LCSC can view the 1812 display and read about the British fighting side-by-side with First Nations, and in the next room take in The Child Taken exhibit, which explores the legacy of Indian residential schools. Maurice says it’s important for people to be aware of all sides of Canada’s past. Josef Jacobson Photo Lloydminster Cultural and Science Centre manager Shawna Maurice says the War of 1812 was important to the formation of a unified Canadian nation. The exhibit runs until June 14. “I think its interesting because it shows two very different times and eras in Canadian history,” she said. “In a few short years, things changed vastly... It’s good for Canadians to know and understand this happened in our history, and we need to accept it and educate the current generation on that aspect of our history as well as the positive parts.” Starting on Canada Day the LCSC will be show- casing another installation from a major Canadian institution when the “A Queen and Her Country” exhibit arrives from the Canadian Museum of History. “That’s another educational (exhibit) about how Canada is part of the monarchy and how the queen is represented here,” Maurice said. The Canadian War Museum’s 1812 exhibit will be on display at the LCSC until June 14. Come see us at A brand new project by APX Hotel Group NOW OPEN Enter the draw to win FREE window coverings! coverings! Angie & Cardell Musyj 780-872-0838 www.madeintheshadelloydminster.ca OPENING SPECIAL! Call to book today. 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A whole new world Opinion by Colin Budd [email protected] didyouknowblog.com FIND MORE www.lloydminstersource.com On Facebook @LloydSource This Week’s WEATHER While on a recent trip back home for a funeral, my brother and I took a drive out to the old family farm. It has been about 13 years since anyone lived on it, five years since our auction sale and a few years since the land was sold. I hadn’t made the drive out there in a few years myself. And the time had not been kind to it. The bins are all gone and the house, garages and shops are all showing their age as well. It wasn’t necessarily tough to recognize, but you would never know it was where a family grew up not that long ago. It seems that will be the case more and more. In our area I know of at least two family farms looking to sell, meaning there really is only a handful scattered around anymore that would call themselves smaller operations. The National Farmers Union also sees this trip and released a report called Losing Our Grip 2015 Update – How Corporate Farmland Buy-up, Rising Farm Debt and Agribusiness Financing of Inputs Threaten Family Farms. A long title for sure. It’s not exactly earth shattering. Everyone in our area probably had to ask themselves the same questions: Are the kids going to ever return to take over? How could they possibly afford it? How much more are we willing to invest to get bigger? Is the price being offered on the land too good to pass up? “Young farmers face a double-whammy when it comes to getting started,” said Matt Gehl, NFU Region 6 (Saskatchewan) board member, in a news release. “We not only have to compete with pension funds and other huge institutional investors in the land market, we also face huge life-time debt loads to pay for land and equipment. Without laws that seriously control these land-investment companies and agriculture policy that supports decent farm livelihoods, Canada is going to lose its next generation of farmers and end up with something like the serfdom many of our ancestors tried to escape.” The report lists several recommendations that are aimed at helping young people starting out in the industry. Bigger operations buying out smaller ones is a fact of life in virtually every industry. Farms are no different. The difference is that evolution just reflects a complete change in lifestyle for what was a significant chunk of the population in rural areas. If this were 30 years ago, I would most likely be on the farm, would know all my neighbours and be living a quiet, small-town life. Other than somewhat rare occurrences, it’s simply no longer an option for most. I often wonder if given the option, I would take Dad up on an offer to head back today. It seems like a lifestyle I could get used to. Of course, one breakdown in the middle of nowhere later and it would be hard not to miss the office. TUESDAY 0°C -8°C WEDNESDAY -2°C -9°C THURSDAY -2°C -7°C FRIDAY 5°C 1°C LLoyDMinStER LETTERS Heart Month a success To the editor, On behalf of the thousands of people whose lives will be saved this year due to ground-breaking research, advocacy and education funded through Heart Month donations, I want to thank everyone who is helping us create more survivors of heart disease and stroke. Heart Month is the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s key opportunity to reach millions of Canadians in February and alert them to the risks of this disease. Today, heart disease and stroke take one life every seven minutes and 90 per cent of Canadians have at least one risk factor. Hundreds of thousands of people across the country, including many here in our community, go door-to-door canvassing or collect donations online to raise funds for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. 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Send to Reprints of photos are available at a cost of Lloydminster, AB/SK, S9V 1W5 [email protected] $10(5 X 7), $12.50(8 X 10), or $20(11 X 17). LLOYDMINSTER SOURCE I WWW.LLOYDMINSTERSOURCE.COM I Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Business licence renewals now due The City of Lloydminster is reminding all business owners that their 2014 business license expired on Dec. 31. Business licences were required to be renewed by Friday, Jan. 30. Any business owners who have not yet renewed their business licence will be charged the renewal fee as well as a late payment fee of $75. Business licenses that are not renewed by Tuesday, March 31, will be revoked and the business will be recorded as closed. These will be transferred to bylaw enforcement and will be subject to additional penalties for operating without a business license. Business license renewals will not be accepted after March 31. To conduct business in the City of Lloydminster, a new Business License Application will be required, complete with a valid development permit. For payment options go the city’s website. A City of Lloydminster business licence is required for businesses (including home-based business), professions, and trades which operate in the city of Lloydminster. A development permit is usually required prior to the city issuing a new business licence. Sask. budget The Saskatchewan Party is adding to the number of MLAs in the province, which the NDP feels is unnecessary, and said the money for that could have instead went to child care. “We certainly don’t need three more MLAs,” said Wotherspoon. “That comes at a cost of $1 million a year and it’s symbolic in a way because we don’t need three more MLAs. It’s going to cost us a million dollars a year and that’s equivalent to 250 child care spaces that they could have created with those dollars. And it’s in the same budget that this government has decided to scrap an investment in child care expansion.” However, Krawetz said there are still some funds available for child care, but did acknowledge a pause to reduce government spending. “This year there are still some dollars there that are available within the Ministry of Education for some additional day-care spaces, but this is a one-year pause that are on many other things that you’ll see in government that we decided to do this year,” he said. “We had to ensure that we controlled spending and daycare for this is just one of those items.” Continued from Page 3 He said this allows government to be able to keep the program, but avoid receiving the higher cost at the front of the program, which is what has happened in the past. One of the other issues in the budget that’s ruffled some NDP feathers involves the seniors’ drug plan. This is another program where the income threshold was reduced, again to ensure sustainability, and now thousands of seniors are suddenly ineligible for the medication subsidy. “We’re concerned when this government’s made this choice to kick more than 6,000 hardworking and middle-class seniors off the seniors drug plan,” Wotherspoon said. “They’ve worked their entire life, have contributed and paid their taxes with a progressive tax system and we believe they should be entitled to the seniors’ drug plan as a commitment.” The issue of child care spaces is another piece that the NDP feels could have been better addressed. Spring session Continued from Page 1 it’s important to make changes to the act that reflect the new provincial landscape. “The last full review was done about 20 years ago and it’s been in the process for some time,” Starke said. “I know that there are a number of issues that have now been basically signed off and agreed to and so the decision made by the minster (Diana McQueen, minister of municipal affairs) was to get those changes made as an interim step and the completion of the amendments to the Municipal Government Act will probably take the better part of another year. It’s a very big piece of legislation.” NEWS Home Pak Home Pak Protection and Service in One Package Buying a home is probably the single biggest investment you’ll make. It makes sense to protect that investment. Even the most careful and cautious homeowner is at risk for fire, burglary, theft and vandalism. 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(306) 893-4554 Waseca, Sask. 9 10 NEWS LLOYDMINSTER SOURCE I WWW.LLOYDMINSTERSOURCE.COM I Tuesday, March 24, 2015 The Lloydminster Source Community Calendar is a free service provided for non-profit organizations located within our coverage area. All events are in chronological order, as space permits and at the editor’s discretion. fax e s a Ple (306) 825-5147 com urce. ail or eomydminsterso t to the ll r even endar. [email protected] u o y to add munity Cal Com Border city optimist club antique show and sale Event takes place April 11 and 12. There will be an appraiser on location and prebookings are being accepted now. Takes place at the Wildrose Pavilion (5521-49 Ave.) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 11 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 12. Admission is $5. For more information contact Merle at 780-875-2976 or Claudette at 780-875-6097. Pleasantview bible camp Register soon at First Baptist Church. Grades two to 12. For more information call 306825-2461. aqualite Every Friday at 9:30 a.m. at the Lloydminster Leisure Centre. Free to all people who have MS and their supporters. Call Patty at the MS office to register, 780-871-0513. Lloydminster jayman built ms walk and run It’s not too early to register for the MS Society’s signature fundraising event, taking place on Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Bud Miller All Seasons Park. Register as an individual or a team online at www.mswalks. ca or by calling the Lloydminster Chapter at 780-871-0513. March 25 homemade ravioli - cooking class Join chef Branden Seguin as he teaches how to cook homemade ravioli with three different fillings (butternut squash, citrus prawn mousse and parmesan beef). Your next dinner guests are sure to be impressed when you make homemade ravioli for your next meal. Tickets are just $65 each and can be purchased at Harvest to Home (4102-70 Ave.) or by calling 780-8756996. March 26 Cribbage tournament At the Legacy Centre. Play begins at 10 a.m. Cost is $10 play and $8 for lunch. Everyone welcome. Call the Legacy office for more information, 780875-4584. March 28 ham supper At Knox Presbyterian Church (5115-49 St.) from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door. Price is $15 for adults, children six to 12 are $6 and children under six are free. For more information call the church office at 780-8759313. March 28 MS symposium At the Days Hotel & Suites in the Crown Ball room. Featuring prominent MS researcher Dr. Wee Yong and MS neurologist Dr. Ken Makus. Plus a variety of other speakers throughout the day and display tables. Open to the public. $20 per person includes lunch. If possible call the MS office to preregister 780-871-0513. Registration is not mandatory but is eye appreciated. March 28 texas hold’em tournament Presented by the Royal Canadian Legion #142 at the Maidstone Legion Clubroom (102-108-1 Ave. W). Tickets are $50. Registration is at 6 p.m., the tournament begins at 7 p.m. Forty entries. To register call 306-893-4048. Lottery licence No. Th14-0076. March 28 Easter tea and bake sale Hosted by Holy Spirit Catholic Parish (5120-54A St.) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hot lunch of perogies and smokies will be served. For sale are Easter baking, perogies, cabbage rolls, paska, babka, butter lambs and more. For more information contact Joanie at 306-8300699. March 28 Strawberry tea, craft and bake sale Hosted by the Lloydminster Girl Guides at St. John’s Anglican Church (4709-49 Ave., across from the Post Office and May Theatre) from 2 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $4 per person, available from Guiding members and at the door. Door prizes and much more. Fun afternoon for everyone. All proceeds from the tea provide program support for each active Girl unit. March 28 cribbage tournament At the Dewberry Senior Centre. Registration is at 10 a.m., with play beginning at 10:30 a.m. Lunch and 50/50s available. March 28 spring tea and bake sale From 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.t Points West Living (4025-56 Ave.) will be hosting a spring tea and bake sale. Cost is $3, which includes tea, coffee and cake. All profits will go to resident recreation fund. Please call 780-874-4300 for more information. March 28 Country music jamboree At the Heinsburg Community Hall, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults. Children under 12 are free. No charge for performers. Midevening lunch and free coffee included in admission. Come early, bring your friends and dance the night away. For more information or to pre-register, call Marjorie at 780-943-3148 or Babe at 780-943-3742. Everyone welcome. March 30 Lloydminster Concerned citizens for seniors care society Weekly meeting from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Legacy Centre. Lunch available for $8, call 780-875-4584 to reserve before Tuesday morning. Everyone welcome. business on HQ Clothing Supply Co. Tell us about your business. HQ Clothing Supply Co. is a family-owned clothing store that offers something different to Lloydminster. HQ sought out Canadian brands with the goal offering an avenue for those brands to showcase some of the great products designed right here in Canada. Also, as an aboriginal owner, I decided to offer some beautiful aboriginal inspired products to the city. How did you get started? We got started by using our savings and taking a risk. There were many challenges and obstacles to overcome, which took a lot of hard work and perseverance. There are many lessons to be learned in the retail industry and this makes the whole project that much more exciting. We did all the work ourselves, from the initial business plan right to the physical renovations required for the business. I would say really started at Lakeland College, where I gained most of the knowledge required to undertake these tasks. What sets you apart from your competition? HQ Clothing Supply Co. is truly unique to the city. We offer brands and styles that are not currently available in Lloydminster. A lot of the brands sold at HQ are designed and based out of cities like Calgary, Saskatoon, Vancouver and Edmonton. Online Advertise with us in Print and Call our sales team today!!! LLOYDMINSTER 306-825-5111 www.lloydminstersource.com What is your favourite part of the job? My favourite part of the job is the people. Seeing the expressions they make when they look at or purchase our products provides a sense of accomplishment in its own. I also enjoy hearing the stories including the struggles and accomplishments of our suppliers. Every brand started somewhere and offers a compelling story as to how they arrived where they are today. Anything coming up that you would like to promote? HQ is very excited to promote some of the more mainstream brands we have coming. These brands are referred to as “street wear”, an element that is lacking in Lloydminster. These brands include HeadRush Brand, Sullen Clothing, Chance, Crooks N Castles and Hustle Gang. Keep UP-TO-DATE online with FEEDS NEWS TWITTER SPORTS FACEBOOK POSTS OIL AGRICULTURE EVENTS LLOYDMINSTER SOURCE I WWW.LLOYDMINSTERSOURCE.COM I Tuesday, March 24, 2015 NEWS Raising money and raising spirits 11 LLOYDMINSTER AND DISTRICT by Josef Jacobson [email protected] 62nd Ave. & 67th St., Lloydminster • 875-2809 On March 29, Southridge Community Church will host the Gideon Festival of Praise. Admission is free but donations are encouraged to help raise money to purchase and circulate bibles. The event is put on by the Lloydminster chapter of the Gideons International in Canada (GIC), a religious organization, which distributes bibles worldwide, most famously to hotels. The annual musical event is hosted by a different church each year. “We try to move around from church to church. Last year, we had it at Living Faith Pentecostal Tabernacle and a couple of years ago it was at the Lloyd Gospel Fellowship church,” said GIC Lloydminster chapter president Wade Blythe. “We just try to move around so we can promote the local churches opposed to having it at one location because ... we’re an interdenominational group.” This year, the musical entertainment will come courtesy of the Singing Hills, a bluegrass gospel family band originally from Ontario. The group is made up of Patti and Roger Hill, along with their daughters, Kim, Kari and Kelli, as well as their son-in-law Kevin Elias. Some grandchildren may also make an appearance on stage. “This actually began with my husband’s family and his mom and dad. I married into the Singing Hills,” Patti Hill said. “It’s been a whole lifetime of doing this.” Hill says her daughters are now part of that tradition. They learned to sing in harmony from a young age. This generation of the group has been performing since 1981. “We never had to teach them a thing hardly ... because they were raised in the Singing Hills family and they were on tour with them so they grew up hearing it and knowing the parts.” Photo Supplied Say hello to Ben and Willa two 11-week-old Shepherd cross puppies. Both have been neutered or spayed, de-wormed have received their first set of vaccinations but still require a rabies vaccine after adoption. Big brother Ben is ready to venture away from his sister and has loads of energy and would make a loyal companion, while adorable sister Willa is full of personality, curious and is ready to venture into the world with a new pal. Both would be great in any home! If these sound like the perfect guy or gal for you, visit them today! Country-gospel group the Singing Hills will be performing at the Festival of Praise, being held at Southridge Community Church on March 29. Clockwise from left, Roger Hill, Patti Hill, son-in-law Kevin Elias, and daughters Kim, Kari and Kelli. Hill says their shows feature a mix of musical styles like southern gospel and contemporary bluegrass, and there will even be a bit of comedy. She says the group likes to tell jokes and personal stories to make the audience feel like they know them when they leave. “We do a lot of originals. We have some new music that we were just in the studio and just wrote,” she said. “We also throw in for the older crowd at least one or two hymns and we have audience participation as well. It makes them feel like they’re part of things” Ahead of their date in Lloydminster, the Singing Hills will be in the area, performing at the Gideons banquet in Wainwright the day before, and at the Vermilion banquet the day after. The Gideon Festival of Praise is at Southridge Community Church from 7 to 10 p.m. Ben Willa Open for Admissions Monday - Friday: 11 am - 6 pm, Saturday - Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm Open for Adoptions Monday - Friday: 12 pm - 6 pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm Open all statutory holidays with the exception of Christmas Day & New Year’s Day [email protected] & facebook Lloydminster and District Humane SPCA Sponsored by: Musgrave Agencies is Proud to Present The Hampton Square Commercial Development N Hampton Inn & Suites 80TH AVENUE Browns Social House Rock Creek Tap and Grill PRINCESS AUTO Future Holiday Inn Express Co-op Gas Bar GRAND OPENING PARTY THURSDAY, MARCH 26 from 4:30 to 7:00PM Hotel Tours & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony A brand new project by APX Hotel Group AMENITIES INCLUDE: Full Hot Breakfast • High Speed Internet • Swimming Pool Fitness Centre • Business Centre • Two Boardrooms HIGHWAY 16 Hilton HHonours Loyalty Program MUSGRAVE www.hampton.com AGENCIES LTD. 780.875.9159 Real Estate & Land Development www.musgraveagencies.com 8288 44 Street Lloydminster, AB 780.874.1118 12 SHOWCASE 2015 LLOYDMINSTER SOURCE I WWW.LLOYDMINSTERSOURCE.COM I Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Busy weekend ahead at Lloyd Ex. Grounds by Alex Chippin [email protected] Around 17,000 people will take over the Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds between March 27 and 29 for the Border City’s annual Showcase: Home, Garden, Sport and Leisure Show. The event gives residents in, and around, Lloydminster plenty of reasons to come out, as over 150 vendors set up shop and sell various home and garden items, as well as sports and leisure goods. This year, Ed Storch and Cody Robbins will occupy the Showcase Stage. Both will present two shows each day, and alternate showtimes every two hours, beginning with Storch at 1 p.m. on Friday. “Ed is actually going to be making a knife on stage during his two daily sessions each day,” said Melissa James, rental and operational events co-ordinator for the exhibition association. “Cody will be doing two presentations a day, one based on unseen footage from the 2014 season of his show, Live 2 Hunt. The other’s going to be about hunting with your spouse.” The exhibition has also booked Terry Grant, the star of the television series Mantracker, for a special show on Sunday at noon and 3 p.m. Grant will share his experiences as a Mantracker, conduct a question-and-answer period and sign autographs. Vendors throughout the remainder of the grounds will be open from noon to 9 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to File Photo 5 p.m. on Sunday. James says returning guests can expect to see some familiar faces, but not too many. “There are some of the same exhibitors, and there’s some new ones every year.” Admission is $7 and each ticket automatically qualifies for entry into the Showcase’s main door prize draw, in which contestants can win a golf package, a Polaris 3,000-watt inverter generator or a fly-in fishing trip for two. North America’s Largest Window Covering Franchise Spectrum Restoration is a 24/7 full service Fire and Flood Restoration Company. 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Their session times are as follows: Friday, March 27: Ed Storch - Knife Making Session 1 - 1 p.m. Cody Robbins - Hunt With Your Spouse - 3 p.m. Ed Storch - Knife Making Session 2 - 5 p.m. Cody Robbins - Unseen Moments From the 2014 Hunting Season - 6 p.m. Saturday, March 28: We will have Polaris E Bikes Photo Courtesy storchknives.com Ed Storch Ed Storch - Knife Making Session 1 - 11 a.m. Cody Robbins - Unseen Moments From the 2014 Hunting Season - 1 p.m. Ed Storch - Knife Making Session 2 - 3 p.m. Cody Robbins - Hunt With Your Spouse - 5 p.m. Sunday, March 29: N 25 STREET 50 AVENUE Ed Storch - Knife Making Session 1 - 11 a.m. Cody Robbins - Hunt With Your Spouse - 1 p.m. Ed Storch - Knife Making Session 2 - 2 p.m. Cody Robbins - Unseen Moments From the 2014 Hunting Season - 4 p.m. 21 STREET There are expected to be over 17,000 attendees at this year’s Showcase. 2405-50 Avenue Lloydminster, SK LOCATED ACROSS THE STREET FROM BOUNDARY FORD We are STRONG, COMMITTED & DEDICATED to bringing you UP*TO*DATE NEWS & SPORTS Tuesdays & Thursdays Lloyd Wine Outfitters Over 120 different varieties of wine from around the world are yours for the making! Showcase 2015 On-Premise Winemaking Retailer Hours: Monday - Friday 10 - 6 Saturday 10 - 5 4833-49th Street, Lloydminster, SK 306-825-5553 15% off Trade show weekend only. 306.825.4481 1.800.561.4481 Booth #535 14 SPORTS LLOYDMINSTER SOURCE I WWW.LLOYDMINSTERSOURCE.COM I Tuesday, March 24, 2015 SPORTS LLOYDMINSTER SOURCE Twitter: @LloydSource, @andrewbrethauer Andrew Brethauer Photo Despite a victory in Game 5, the Lloydminster Bobcats were unable to return their second round playoff series to the Civic Centre for Game 7 after an overtime loss in Game 6. Bobcats eliminated from playoffs Pontiacs win series in six games after overtime victory on Sunday by Andrew Brethauer [email protected] For the second year in a row, the Lloydminster Bobcats were eliminated in second round of the Alberta Junior Hockey League playoffs, losing 2-1 in overtime in Game 6 to Bonnyville, giving the Pontiacs a 4-2 series victory. An early first period goal by Patrick Geary on the power play wasn’t enough for the Bobcats, who were outshot 39-14 in the final game of their season. Steenn Pasichnuk tied the game in the second period, leading into a scoreless third period. Overtime would be needed, however, it wouldn’t take long for an answer, as Dillan McCombie got the series-winning goal just 49 seconds into the extra period, giving the Pontiacs the 2-1 victory. Lloydminster got off to a slow start in the series, losing the first two games on home ice before picking up a victory in Game 3. A Game 4 loss in Bonnyville put the Bobcats on the edge of elimination, and they responded in Game 5 with a 5-2 victory, dictating the majority of the game while not letting up the constant pressure. “We knew it was a do-or-die game,” said Geary. “Coming from so many games last year, do or die, you just get the mentality. For some reason this team just does well with a do-or-die situation.” Since missing the playoffs two seasons ago, Lloydminster has played in four playoff series, and have trailed in three of them. Last year, they were down 2-1 to Whitecourt in the first round, coming from behind to win the series in five games. They then were down 3-1 to Fort McMurray in the second round, but crawled back to force a Game 7, which they ultimately lost. This year, after a four-game series with Whitecourt in the first round, it was expected a series with Bonnyville would go the distance, however, after such a quick start by the Pontiacs in the opening games, there would be no repeat turnaround to Game 7, as Bonnyville ended the series before it could make a return to Lloydminster for the final game. “We came in a little lackadaisical,” said Geary. “We weren’t hitting as much. Bonnyville came into the rink and I felt they were blowing us up. Coming off the big win in Whitecourt to end that series, maybe guys’ heads were in the clouds and we were kind of too high.” Up to the start of the series, Bonnyville had not lost in regulation in 20 straight games. They swept their first round series with Drayton Valley and suffered their first loss in regulation in over two months in Game 3. It was up to the Bobcats to put doubt in their mind that they could be beat on any given night, and it seemed past the first two games, Lloydminster was finding a way to create uncertainty in front of the Bonnyville net. Unfortunately, it came up short for the Bobcats. “They are a team that is not going to quit and if you get the opportunity to get up ... you can’t take your foot off the gas,” said head coach Garry VanHereweghe. “We found that out on more than one occasion and not just against these guys. We got to be a team that finds a way to bury teams. You can’t back in, they can hurt you. They got some skill.” “We were definitely ready skillwise, I just don’t think we executed,” said Geary. “We kind of laid back and once they were hammering us, we didn’t really play what we talked about. I think we were more than ready, we just didn’t execute the way we wanted.” With the Bobcats hosting the RBC Cup in 2016 and numerous highprofile trades during the season, sending four 20-year-olds to new locations, the 2014-15 season could be looked at as the season that could have been. But for Lloydminster now, it is all about the future and preparing for next season’s run at a national championship. With lots of new players expected to come into the fold, it will be one of the most highly anticipated off-seasons in the franchise’s history. LLOYDMINSTER SOURCE I WWW.LLOYDMINSTERSOURCE.COM I Tuesday, March 24, 2015 SPORTS 15 Andrew Brethauer Photo The Lloydminster Ice Cats were eliminated in the division final of the AMBFHL playoffs on Saturday after a 3-2 overtime loss to the Edmonton Lightning. by Andrew Brethauer [email protected] Proud season for Ice Cats The Lloydminster Ice Cats hockey season has come to an end after the AAA bantam ladies team lost two straight to the Edmonton Lightning, 6-3 in Game 1 and 3-2 in overtime in Game 2. It was a matchup for the top two teams in the Alberta Major Bantam Female Hockey League’s North Division, with the winner heading to the league final. In both games, Lloydminster held a lead, but couldn’t hold on to take any of the first two games in the bestof-three series. In Game 1, Payton Laumbach opened the scoring in the first period, but it would be the only Ice Cat goal until the third period, as the Lightning scored four straight, including three in the second period. McKennah Mannix and Chelsea Debusschere would cut the Lightning lead to 4-3, but two empty-net goals Young program has bright future ahead with division final appearance would give Edmonton a 6-3 victory, and 1-0 series lead. On Saturday back in Lloydminster, the Ice Cats again led with a 2-1 lead with just minutes to go in the third period. However, a Madison Willan goal late in the third tied the game up for the Lighting, sending the game into overtime. In the extra minutes, with a crowd in front of Ice Cat goalie Bella Mckee, Willan would eventually jam it home for her second of the game, giving Edmonton a 2-0 series victory. “It was a good, hard-fought game,” said Ice Cats assistant coach Darcie Skinner. “The girls are not hanging their head after that. There is nothing we can look back on and change. We had a good season. We went into it full force and we just came up short.” Want to try Rugby? ALL SKILL LEVELS AND EXPERIENCE WELCOME Lloydminster Titanium Reapers Men and the CJS Reapers Women team are looking for players for the 2015 season which begins May 2nd McKee stopped 38 shots in Game 1, facing 42 shots on net, while in Game 2 she faced 43 shots, stopping 40 of them. While it wasn’t the league final appearance the Ice Cats wanted, the coaching staff looks at the season as success. Lloydminster finished with a 17-8-0-1 record, the most wins in the North Division, and one shy of the most in the league. They also reached the division final, which for many of the girls on the team, is further than they have gone in the past. “Most girls haven’t made it past the first round of the playoffs on our team,” said Skinner. “For us to be in the North final and to be one of the top teams in the season, it’s something we are very proud of.” The Ice Cats will see roughly half their roster moving up to the Major Midget Lloydminster PWM Steelers next year, while the rest will have high expectations on their shoulders for next year. The Ice Cats bantam girls program has only been around for the past six years, and with this year’s success, are expected to be one of the front runners heading into next season. Twenty-two girls tried out for the Ice Cats at the start of the season, which was narrowed down to 17. Compared to the rest of the league, Lloydminster has one of the smallest pools of players in which to build a team, so a division final speaks volumes to the talent in bantam girls hockey in the Border City. “For us to come out with a team of that high of calibre is another reason to be proud, and it sets the tone for next year for our team to be looked at as someone to be a competitor,” said Skinner. “It (sets) high expectations for the program.” Lloydminster & District Soccer Association 2015 OUTDOOR ADULT SOCCER LEAGUE Team Registration & Annual General Meeting Monday, April 13, 2015 7pm – 9pm Servus Sports Center, OTS Room Team Registration Deadline: May 1, 2015 Titanium Reapers Men play in ERU Division 3 and CJS Reapers Women play in ERU Women Division 2 Contact us by email for more info at [email protected] Visit website for registration, schedule and training info www.reapersrugby.com MEN'S LEAGUE - MONDAY / THURSDAY EVENING OCCASIONAL TUESDAY LADIES LEAGUE - TUESDAY / WEDNESDAY EVENINGS COED LEAGUE – SUNDAY EVENINGS For more information on outdoor adult soccer registration visit our website www.lloydsoccer.com Email – [email protected] Contact Phone # 780-634-2125 16 SPORTS LLOYDMINSTER SOURCE I WWW.LLOYDMINSTERSOURCE.COM I Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Lloydmall 780.875.0203 Some jewelry displayed patented (US Pat. No. 7,007,507) • © Pandora • PANDORA.NET Andrew Brethauer Photo WE WILL WATCH THEM WHILE YOU’RE OUT (780) 808-6363 The Rustlers Volleyball Club 15U team won gold at the Sask Cup 2 tournament hosted in Lloydminster this past weekend. Rustlers club volleyball #4-4010 50 Avenue, Lloydminster WE WILL BE CLOSED FOR Good Friday Friday, April 3 The Servus Sports Centre field houses played host to the 16U Women’s Sask Cup 2 volleyball tournament. Two Lloydminster teams were in action over the weekend, as the Rustlers 16U competed in the Tier 2 division, while the 15U competed in Tier 3. The Rustlers Volleyball Club 15U team captured gold in their tier with a 25-17, 28-26 victory over Regina. The 16U team finished in fifth. Final results Tier 1 1st Waldheim Briercrest 25-15, 25-22 2nd Saskatoon Junior Huskies 3rd Saskatoon JCVC 18-25, 26-24, 17-15 4th Prince Albert Toppers En Fuego 5th Regina Junior Cougars 6th Battleford 7th Rose Valley RVVC 8th Lanigan Blue Tier 2 1st Regina RVC Extreme 25-19-, 25-16 2nd Saskatoon Smash 3rd Warman 25-20, 22-25, 15-5 4th Prince Albert Toppers Peligro 5th Lloydminster Rustlers 16U 6th Regina RVC Synergy 7th Regina QCVC Black 8th Muenster MVC Tier 3 1st Lloydminster Rustlers 15U 25-17, 28-26 2nd Regina QCVC Royal 3rd La Loche Lakers 25-9, 25-23 4th Regina RVC Thunder 5th Meadow Lake Stingers 6th Regina QCVC Purple LAKESHORE ESTATES Lot 15 $ Deadline for word classifieds and display ads for the Tuesday, April 7 paper will be Thursday, April 2 at NOON. LLOYDMINSTER 459,900 1300 sq. ft. OPEN FLOOR PLAN FOUR BEDROOMS SUPER STARTER or EMPTY NESTER CALL AL @ 780.808.1170 5921-50 Avenue (306) 825-5111 www.lloydminstersource.com READY FOR OCCUPANCY LLOYDMINSTER SOURCE I WWW.LLOYDMINSTERSOURCE.COM I Tuesday, March 24, 2015 SPORTS 17 Lobos upset in regional final Andrew Brethauer Photo The Lashburn Lobos’ undefeated season came to an end on Saturday afternoon at the worst time, during the regional final of the Saskatchewan high school basketball tournament, as the Lobos were one victory away from attending the Hoopla final four. by Andrew Brethauer [email protected] The Lashburn Lobos matched the Canora Cougars in effort, however, size was something they couldn’t counter against, as the Lobos were upset 87-64 to the Cougars, and miss a chance to attend Hoopla, the final four in Saskatchewan high school basketball. Despite an early 8-2 lead in the opening minutes of the first quarter, the Lobos had little answer for the Cougars’ size under the basket, as Canora was able to grab rebounds off the glass and put them back up for multiple points. Six-foot-4 centre Nate Baron led the Cougars with 31 points in the victory of Lashburn. “We were matching them with effort, just not with size,” said Lobos head coach Scott Mitchell. “That was our Achille’s heel. Once we got the rebounds and could push, that is when we started getting fouls on them and taking to the bucket. But when they set up inside they were too big to go through.” Brendan Sauer had 19 points in the loss for the Lobos, while Zachary Tucker had 15. Lahsburn entered the Saskatchewan High School Athletic Association basketball championships as the second-seeded team in the province, having gone 25-0 prior to the regional tournament that was hosted in Lashburn. On Friday night, they defeated the No. 15 seed Makwa, 77-41, earning their 26th victory of the season. It made Saturday afternoon’s loss not only an upset, as Canora was ranked No. 10, but it also ended the Lobos’ perfect season. “It hurts,” said Mitchell. “I didn’t really know what to say after a loss. We had humble beginnings and we came a long way and they are going to be a great team again next year. We lost the big one.” Despite the sadness of losing early in the provincial championships, the Lobos still accomplished a 26-1 season, were ranked second in the province all year, and it has left many in the small town school proud of what the boys accomplished during the basketball season. “I’m extremely proud of the guys,” said Mitchell. “We would kind of play to our oppositions, so we just kept stepping up and it seemed like every team we played, we just did enough to win, except for today. But the kids played hard.” THe Lobos will have nine players, including two Grade 11s, four Grade 10s and two Grade 9s who will return for next season. “We have a few Grade 12s leaving and they are a big part of what we do,” said Mitchell. “It’s going to be hard to see them go.” Canora will join No. 3 Saskatoon Ecole Canadienne, No. 5 Rosthern and No. 1 St. Brieux in the Hoopla 2A Basketball Championships on March 27-28 in Saskatoon. Calling all residents and past residents from the communities of 15034SDM02 Paradise Valley, Rivercourse, McLaughlin and area The Paradise Valley and District Senior Citizens are hoping to create a book of memories dating from 1980 to the present. This will be an update to both the "West of the 4th" and "Oxen Tails to Jet-trails" history books previously printed. To add your family information to this book, you must be a member of the community of McLaughlin, Paradise Valley or Rivercourse and/or have children or grandchildren attending the school, or be connected through any community organizations, churches or sports teams. Deadline is April 15th Email your 800-1000 word stories (not photos) to [email protected] Give your clearly labeled photos to Kyla Purser, Naomi Broemeling or Charleen Teasdale(they will be returned at a later date) For story ideas and guidelines, phone 403-242-5108. For all other questions contact: Charleen @ 780-745-2350 | Naomi @ 780-745-2427 | Kyla @ 780-745-2412 18 OIL PATCH LLOYDMINSTER SOURCE I WWW.LLOYDMINSTERSOURCE.COM I Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Land sale generates $17.5M The February sale of petroleum and natural gas rights raised $17.5 million in revenue for the province, bringing total land sale revenues for the 2014-15 fiscal year to $164.7 million. The 2014-15 March budget forecast $99 million in land sale revenue. The final total for the fiscal year has exceeded the forecast by $66 million. “Robust sales in April and August of last year accounted for the increase in land sale revenues over the initial forecast,” Economy Minister Bill Boyd said in a news release. “Saskatchewan remains one of the best places for oil and gas companies to invest. The sector will continue to play a part in our diversified economy in 2015.” The February sale saw the Weyburn-Estevan area receive the most bids with sales of $8.3 million. The Lloydminster area was next at $5.3 million, followed by the Swift Current area at $3.2 million and the Kindersley-Kerrobert area at $694,039. The highest price paid for a single parcel was $3.5 million. Windfall Resources Ltd. acquired the 1,036-hectare lease east of St. Walburg. The highest price on a per-hectare basis was $8,586. STOMP Energy Ltd. bid $1.1 million for a 126.6hectare lease southeast of Estevan. The next sale of Crown petroleum and natural gas rights will be held on April 6, 2015. Alberta strengthens environmental protections in the oilsands As part of ongoing efforts to reduce the environmental impact of oilsands development, Alberta has introduced new steps to reduce tailings ponds and regulate the use of water from the Athabasca River. The Tailings Management Framework focuses on getting tailings ponds remediated faster and slowing tailings ponds growth. Tailings are currently managed through the Alberta Energy Regulator’s Directive 074, which does not set timelines for the remediation of existing ponds. The Surface Water Quantity Management Framework establishes stringent water use requirements for both current and future mineable oil sands operators. At present, this industry uses one percent of water from the river annually. “Alberta’s oilsands region is already one of the most protected and regulated energy development areas in the world. 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Highlights of the Surface Water Quantity Management Framework include: • Requiring the majority of water used by existing operators and all water used by new operators to stop during low-flow periods. • Restricting water use during these low-flow periods to a minimum for older operators who are technologically unable to stop all withdrawals; • Establishing weekly triggers, which act as an early warning point before a limit is reached, and setting water withdrawal limits for all mineable oil sands operators, using best-available science; and • Maintaining an adequate quantity of water for Aboriginal river navigation and pursuit of traditional activities. The Alberta government worked with industry, aboriginal groups, environmental non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders to develop these frameworks that will guide progress on environmental issues in the oil sands. The Tailings Management Framework for the Mineable Athabasca Oil Sands and Surface Water Quantity Management Framework for the Lower Athabasca River were proposed under Alberta’s Lower Athabasca Regional Plan. The surface water quantity framework also supports the Water Conversation’s theme of managing industrial water use. Do you work in the oil and gas industry? WANT TO BE A comes out Tuesday, April 7 Deadline to advertise is Friday, March 27. 306-825-5111 This is our way of saluting all the hard working women who work and excel in these fields. Please email a photo along with your name, age, phone number and job title to: [email protected] Do you have a comment or suggestion Send to [email protected] LLOYDMINSTER SOURCE I WWW.LLOYDMINSTERSOURCE.COM I Tuesday, March 24, 2015 CAREERS AND CLASSIFIEDS CAREERS 19 LLOYDMINSTER SOURCE AND CLASSIFIEDS WORKING WISE Options when laid off Dear Working Wise: I was just laid off from my job after five years with the same company. Unfortunately, the whole industry has slowed down and no one is hiring. I’m a bit shocked and not sure what to do. Signed, Unsure Dear Unsure, Losing your job can be one of the most stressful life events you may ever face. Getting a pink slip doesn’t just affect your cash flow – it can affect your confidence, self-esteem and the friendships you’ve made through work. If you feel like you’re wrestling with the emotions from losing your job, check out the Coping With Your Loss section on the Alberta Learning Information Service (ALIS) website at: alis.alberta.ca/ jobloss. Emotional support is also available through the Mental Health Helpline, 1-877-303-2642 and online at albertahealthservices.ca/mentalhealth.asp. First, negotiate your severance and settlement. Don’t feel pressured to accept a severance or settlement package immediately. Take some time to think about the offer and don’t be afraid to negotiate. Understand your Employment Standards rights at work.alberta.ca/es. Want legal advice? Contact the Law Society of Alberta to find a lawyer who specializes in employment law at www.lawsociety.ab.ca. Once you and your employer have agreed to a “deal,” get it in writing. Second, ask for letters of reference. Having reference letters will help when you’re looking for a new job. Third, ask for your Record of Employment. You need a Record of Employment to apply for Employment Insurance. Contact your nearest Service Canada Centre if you haven’t received your record within 14 days of your last pay from your employer. iStockphoto.com/jimd_stock Photo Fourth, apply for Employment Insurance (EI) online at servicecanada.gc.ca/ei or in person at your nearest Service Canada Centre. Apply for EI as soon as you stop working. You can even apply for EI before you receive your Record of Employment. Fifth, review your finances and develop a budget while you look for a new job. Ask your accountant, banker or financial adviser for advice or check out the free tips on the Money Mentors web site at: moneymentors.ca. If you don’t have a severance package, are not eligible for EI, and have no other resources, like family support, investments, or savings. You can apply for Income Support assistance while you look for a new job through Alberta Works. For more information on Income Support, visit: humanservices.alberta.ca. Finally, explore your career options. Take this opportunity to think about your career. Do you want to switch industries, careers or open your own business? Free career planning services are available through the Career Information Hotline at 1-800661-3753 or the ALIS website, alis.alberta.ca. For help with your job search, visit your nearest Alberta Works Centre. There are 53 Alberta Works Centres located across the province. You can find the one nearest you at: humanservices.alberta.ca/ offices. Still have questions? 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Call (306)825-5111 Tax preparation services Handyman Service Scrap clean-up, picking up farm scrap, tractors, combines, old cars, trucks, buses, oil scrap, oil pipe, oil tanks... talk to me e-mail: [email protected] or call Bill 306.821.0260 Service Specializing in... • Renovations, Drywall Work • Window Installation Half Price • Roofing • Tree Cutting • Jack-of-all-Trades • Free Estimates We prepare all types of tax returns Accurate & affordable Experienced tax preparers Year-round service Audit assistance Call or visit us: #3 2703 50 Ave Lloydminster SK 306-825-0361 ® www.hrblock.ca Is your company looking to recruit Aboriginal job seekers? Advertise your job title and location in the classified section of 130 newspapers across Saskatchewan and Manitoba (950,000 Circulation) Have the position referred to on www.firstnationsjobsonline.com and your company website for the full job description. Email: [email protected] for more information First Nations Jobs nline LLOYDMINSTER SOURCE I WWW.LLOYDMINSTERSOURCE.COM I Tuesday, March 24, 2015 CAREERS AND CLASSIFIEDS 23 CELEBRATIONS 1 6 7 9 3 4 2 8 5 9 5 8 6 1 2 4 7 3 4 5 SUDOKU 2 3 6 8 7 3 9 7 8 4 2 1 2 1 4 6 3 5 9 7 8 3 4 5 1 2 8 2 5 9 7 6 4 5 6 1 7 8 9 3 6 3 9 5 1 7 8 9 4 6 1 2 3 5 LLOYDMINSTER SOURCE’S 1 BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS 7 Sponsored by: 8 2 9 4 C 6 Simply Natural Photography Newborn Photographer Natasha Dewing March 19 Answers 2 6 9 8 2 2 9 9 5 3 5 2 3 7 1 8 5 7 6 5 306 830 7788 3 4 5 9 6 1 3 7 1 7 4 www.simplynaturalphotography.net Nikita Lewis and Rylan Bull of Onion Lake would like to announce the arrival of their son, Rylan Alex Bull JR, born February 11, 2015. Karla and Travis Ehalt of Lloydminster would like to announce the arrival of their son, Emmett Travis, born February 12, 2015. Michelle and Riley Pashniak of Lloydminster would like to announce the arrival of their twin boys, Graydon Gunner and Sullivan James, born March 8, 2015. Deanne Moylan-Eggen and Kurt Eggen of Lloydminster would like to announce the arrival of their daughter, Emily Carol, born March 9, 2015. If you wish to have your baby’s birth announcement published in our Tuesday edition of the Source, FREE OF CHARGE, please come in and fill out a form. Deadline is Friday at noon for the Tuesday edition. CROSSWORDS Come Celebrate with us, the 80th Birthday of Grace Allen Sunday, March 29, 2015 from 12:30 - 3pm @ Marwayne Alliance Church And you are welcome to join us for the Sunday morning service at 11am with guest speaker Darrel Allen Precious, So Sweet & New Advertise the birth of your new baby in the Lloydminster Source. Across 1. Looks out for, maybe 6. Character 11. Backstabber 14. Malcolm ___, “Under the Volcano” author 15. Full of roots 16. “I” problem 17. 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Island nation east of Fiji 18. Brews 22. ___ Marin, Am. journalist 24. Beginning 25. Oolong, for one 27. #1 spot 28. Agenda 29. Payback 31. Store convenience, for short 33. Flowering 35. A Judd 37. Conical Native American tent (var. spelling) 38. Fill 40. Not just “a” 42. Various plants with an edible root, tuber or underground pod 45. Grassland 48. ___ council on “Survivor” 50. Ancient Andean 52. Calyx part 53. Come to mind 54. Lure 55. A long time 57. Basic unit of money in Western Samoa 59. Aquatic plant 60. Dock 61. Boat propellers 64. “The Sweetheart of Sigma ___” 65. ___ Solo of “Star Wars” If you wish to have your baby’s birth announcement published in our newspaper, free of charge, please complete the form below and return it back to us by Friday at noon for the Tuesday edition. photo by Simply Natural Photography Birth Announcement Form Please print all information neatly. 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