W.P. Sandin rings in summer vacation with fun



W.P. Sandin rings in summer vacation with fun
Shellbrook Chronicle
The voice of the Parkland for over 100 years
VOL. 103 NO. 26| PMR #40007604
Shellbrook, Saskatchewan Friday, June 26, 2015
W.P. Sandin rings in summer vacation with fun
Skyla Moore, Austen Kalyn, and Sarah Moore weren’t afraid to get messy in the improvised mud pit, during W.P. Sandin’s year-end festivities.
They may have been a far-cry from the Olympic summer
games, but the year-end summer games hosted by W.P.
Sandin High School offered kids from Grade 6 to Grade 12
– and even some staff members – plenty of opportunity to
blow off steam and have fun before wrapping up final exams.
And even though a chilly start to the day threatened to put
a damper on some of the festivities, summer put in an early
appearance just in time, reminding the students of what
awaits them now that school is done for another year.
Those familiar with the school are undoubtedly all too
aware of its tendency to wrap-up the year with a bang. But
as teacher Nicole Philp pointed out, this year’s celebration
had something a little different to offer.
“In the past we’ve had a big water fight to end off the year.
We just wanted to turn it into a bigger event this year,” she
said. “A mud pit is something I had done years ago when I
was running the playground program in town. When I mentioned it to the high school kids... they jumped all over the
The Wednesday morning fun included five activities for
students to participate in, including volleyball, ultimate
frisbee, slo-pitch, a massive bouncy obstacle course and an
art war.
With warmer temperatures and sunshine in the afternoon, students were offered a rare opportunity and were
encouraged to get as wet and messy as possible. Grade 11
and 12 students were the first to take the plunge into the
mud pit, which was set up with some generous help from
the Shellbrook Volunteer Fire Department and supervised
by officers from the Shellbrook RCMP.
Eventually, students of all ages and even staff members
like Philp and Devon Thorpe, got in on the action. And although some were perhaps more willing than others to wade
into the muck, no one could resist the opportunity to enjoy
some mud wrestling. Meanwhile, those looking to clean up,
were able to do so using an improvised slip and slide.
“These kinds of activities are to build school spirit, and
show kids that there’s more to school,” said Philp. “The curriculum is important, but making connections, enjoying
school and enjoying each other is equally important.”
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Shellbrook Chronicle
June 26, 2015
Town unveils 2015-16 municipal budget details
After months of painstaking number
crunching and deliberations over the
town’s needs versus its wants, Shellbrook’s town council has finally passed
its 2015-2016 municipal budget.
The budget, which Mayor George
Tomporowski called “challenging,”
boasts a projected surplus of $48,694,
with $3,507,111 in expected revenues and total expenses pegged at
$3,458,417. It also includes a 3 per cent
mill rate increase.
“That, in our minds, is about keeping
up with inflation. We’re not really gaining anything,” explained Tomporowski.
“One of the things we know we’ll have
coming up will be a rate review for utilities, we’re in year three of that process.”
Tomporowski added that the town has
transitioned to a new financial system,
which will allow it to gather better data,
more effectively manage its utilities and
better evaluate current utility rates during the review.
“We’re not unlike any other community. A lot of that infrastructure went
in during the late ‘50s and early ‘60s.
We’re now into that replacement stage
and it’s expensive,” he said, noting that
historically utility rates haven’t been reflective of the costs to the town.
“Nobody likes rate increases, but the
reality is that it costs a lot of money, and
the regulations have changed, particularly after Walkerton and North Battleford, in terms of water contamination.”
With the costs of the province’s new
regulations dumped squarely on the
shoulders of municipalities, local leaders are often left with their hands tied.
Tomporowski says that beyond property taxes and utility rates, municipalities have few other tax tools available to
them, making it increasingly challenging to deliver the services ratepayers
want at affordable rates.
Though, he did add that the province
dedicating 1 per cent of its sales tax to
municipalities – a policy that, in the
lead-up to the provincial budget, was
in limbo – has proven to be a boon to
towns like Shellbrook.
Focusing more on the contents of the
budget, Tomporowski says the town is
continuing to focus its attention on repairing and upgrading its aging infrastructure. This will mean more sewer
relining, some paving and patching of
streets, replacing worn out equipment,
and finishing work on the airport to
make it usable this year.
“The needs don’t get any less. We
could spend two or three times what we
do on sewer lining for a couple of years,
just to get where we need to be,” he said.
“We’ll probably budget that it will take
us another three or four years to have
all the concrete sewer lines relined, so
that extends their life 40 to 50 years.
Talking road work, Tomporowski says
that the town budgeted $50,000 for aggregate acquisition, and that it will do
some minimal paving this year. The
town also recently finished a $90,000
project to widen and grade the hospital
Despite these investments, he says
the town would always like to do more
when it comes to infrastructure.
“One of the things we would have
liked to do is more curbing and road
work. We know from our asset management planning that we’re underfunding
our roadways,” he explained. “We’ll be
patching Main Street. In the long-term,
that’s one of the streets we know needs
to be completely repaved, but it’s probably $1.5 million to do that.”
The town would have also liked to replace its vac truck, but Tomporowski
says that it alone carries a $200,000 to
$250,000 price tag.
Also a key component of this year’s
budget is parks and recreation, which
Tomporowski says are a necessity to
ensure that the community remains viable. The budget includes $90,700 in
expenses for the pool, $61,940 for parks
and campground, and $12,300 for the
playground program, among other expenses.
The budget also includes a 3 per cent
wage increase for town employees, and
a continuation of work in the area of
economic development. But looking
ahead, Tomporowski says he hopes the
town can make progress on some of its
unused land.
“We have quite a bit of residential
land, and we’re in the process of developing some commercial land. We’d like
to work on getting that sold,” he said.
“[We have] 40 to 45 service lots on east
side of town. If we could sell those, it
would make a significant impact.”
Along Main Street, Tomporowski sees
potential for a couple of businesses to
open shop, once the town is able to get
the fields store (on the corner of Main
Street and 1st Avenue) for tax arrears.
“We’d like to see our Main Street viable, and keep it viable. Some of the work
done last year by some of the businesses
spruced it up a lot.”
Highlights of Shellbrook’s
town council meeting
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Shellbrook’s town council met on June 22
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, and Lois Freeman, as well as the
town’s administrator Kelly Hoare. Absent
were councillors Kathleen Nording and David
Council began by adopting the minutes
from its June 8 meeting. From those minutes,
administrator Hoare noted that the Weeping
Tile Bylaw would be amended slightly to reflect the reality that many properties in town
have wood foundations, as the original bylaw
was crafted with cement foundations in mind.
In other business from the June 8 meeting,
council gave three readings to the amended
Cemetery Bylaw (bylaw 2015-08).
With no further business arising from the
minutes, council moved on to provide their
reports. Mayor Tomporowski spoke first, providing council with a brief summary of a recent joint meeting between the town and the
In response to questions about the rink,
Tomporowski said that it was discussed,
but not in great detail. He added that Reeve
Bob Ernst said the RM had a tough year and
wouldn’t currently be able to offer any assistance. Councillor Clements said he’d like to
see the rink’s board make a presentation to
both the town and the RM.
Among the other topics of discussion were
office upgrades like accessibility doors, and
the decision to open tenders for office cleaners. There was also talk of the continuation
of the policy of the town and RM sharing a
50/50 split of firefighting costs, which both
the town and RM agreed to.
Moving on to public works, mayor Tomporowski reported that a grader has broken
down and been deemed unreparable. The
town is exploring replacement options. Elsewhere, curbing is in process, and the town recently purchased two new trucks.
In the hospital and clinics report, councillor
Otterson informed council that the grass at
the old facilities has been cut by the owners,
but no further timeline on when they’ll start
work was available. He also reported that the
African potluck dinner was well-attended by
doctors, medical staff and the town, and that
he would like to see it happen again.
Looking at the bylaw enforcement report,
Councillor Clements informed council that
he’s received complaints about low-hanging
trees over sidewalks. Hoare explained that
these trees are the responsibility of property
owners, and that the town sends out letters
when it’s made aware of issues. Councillor
Banda expressed satisfaction with the bylaw
officer’s efforts to help the town clean up
messy properties.
Moving on to new business, council carried
a motion to provide written consent for the
Street Fair to obtain a liquor permit on Friday
Aug. 21 from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., and on Aug. 22
from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. Council also agreed to
allow the Street Fair to have fireworks on the
school grounds, provided that the organizers
notify the fire department.
Council then carried a motion to approve its
2014 draft financial statements, and authorize mayor Tomporowski and administrator
Hoare to sign them.
In other business, council also discussed
the current rental rates at the Centennial
Building. Council agreed to keep the current
rental rates intact, but revisit them at some
point, as they haven’t been changed in 15 to
20 years.
Council decided that damage deposit rate
of $150 should be increased, in case the town
needs to cover clean-up costs. There was also
talk of implementing two damage deposit
rates, based on whether or not renters will
be using the grill and deep fryer, and council
agreed to leave it to recreation director Jenny
Hosie to come up with the rates.
Wrapping up, council set July 13 as its next
meeting date.
June 26, 2015
Shellbrook Chronicle
Report from the Legislature
Saskatchewan’s Population
budget. Construction on the publiclyContinues to Grow
owned and operated schools is expected
Saskatchewan continues to be one of to begin this summer and will be ready
the fastest growing provinces in Canada. for students in 2017.
According to Statistics Canada,
Our government is also
as of April 1, 2015, there were
pleased to support a major
1,134,402 people living in
renovation and expansion in
Saskatchewan, an increase of
Gravelbourg that will combine
1,762 in the past quarter and
early-learning, elementary and
an increase of 14,273 in the
secondary education under
past year.
one roof. Since 2007, we have
Saskatchewan had the second
committed approximately $948
highest growth rate among
million toward 65 major school
the provinces in the past year
capital projects and numerous
and third highest in the past
smaller projects including
quarter. Our province has
preventative maintenance and
now had population growth
every quarter for the past 9
Students Saving with
Rosthern years – the longest period of
Saskatchewan Advantage
continuous growth since the
Toll Free:
late 1970s and early 1980s.
Students who are graduating
Building Schools for
from Grade 12 this year are
Saskatchewan Students
now eligible for the $500
Our growing population
means more than 11,000 students will be Scholarship.
This $500 per year
attending new state-of-the-art elementary scholarship (to a lifetime maximum of
schools in Saskatoon, Martensville, $2,000) is applied to tuition costs at a
Warman and Regina. Each of these nine Saskatchewan post-secondary institution.
new, joint-use schools will include 90 new
Since its inception, more than 17,000
child care spaces, community space and Saskatchewan students have been
awarded scholarships worth nearly
Building schools in fast-growing $14 million. In 2015-16, the provincial
communities is a priority for our government is committing $9 million
government and, using a P3 model, we toward the Saskatchewan Advantage
will complete this work on-time and on- Scholarship, an increase of $2.3 million
from last year.
from its ground-breaking Patient First
Since 2007, our government has Review.
This includes dramatically
provided $670 million in direct support reduced surgical wait times and
to students through scholarships, primary health care innovations that are
bursaries and grants through
revitalizing health services in
the student loan program,
rural communities. The focus
the Saskatchewan Advantage
is now on reducing emergency
Grant for Education Savings
department waits, improving
and the Graduate Retention
care for seniors and improving
services for people struggling
More People Working in
with mental health and
Saskatchewan Than Ever
A Patient First Review
Saskatchewan’s economy is
options under consideration
diversified with a broad base
to improve patients’ access
of goods and services which
to health care, such as recent
has set us apart from other
legislation to pave the way for
patients to choose to directly
outlook is positive – jobs are
pay a private facility for an
up, population is up, and other
Toll Free:
MRI scan in Saskatchewan.
indicators like exports and
wholesale trade are making
consideration include a credit
steady gains.
system for people who want
New job numbers released by
Statistics Canada show that there were more choices outside of the province
582,700 people working in the province for select services not available in
in May 2015, an increase of 4,800 over Saskatchewan,
the previous year. At 4.9 per cent, our funding for health facilities.
Our government is firmly committed to
province also maintained Canada’s
lowest unemployment rate for the 20th a health system that puts patients first,
and we’ll continue to ask for input and
consecutive month.
learn from their experiences. Much more
Saskatchewan Reports on Patient
work is ahead, but a solid foundation is in
First Review Progress
Saskatchewan has made significant place to achieve exceptional patient and
progress addressing patient feedback family-centred care.
Rob Clarke Report
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On Canada Day, we will be commemorat- knowledge that we are the envy of the world
ing the 148th Anniversary of Confedera- for our free, open and welcoming society.
Having weathered a global financial criThe Fathers of Confederation had a vi- sis, and come out stronger on the other side,
sion for a united and prosperthe future belongs to Canada.
ous nation and today Canada
Saskatchewan, in particular,
stands tall on the world stage
is thriving in an unprecedented
as an example of democracy
way. We can ride this economic
and strong values.
wave, and build on it to create
As Canadians, we celebrate
a stronger and wealthier provdiversity, equality and, most
ince and, in the process, stronof all, freedom. We are seen
ger and more prosperous comby our International partners
munities and families.
and friends as a benevolent
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Shellbrook Chronicle
June 26, 2015
Returning to
journalism’s roots
If one thing in life has a tendency to stay the same, it’s the
fact that everything changes.
These changes can be infinitesimal. They can build upon
each other gradually over time, until the end product is
nothing like what we once knew. Or they can be single but
immeasurably impactful moments that shake us to our
very cores, and cause us to pause and consider our past,
present and future.
It can be as simple as changing a habit, or as difficult
as changing a long-held belief. But whether by desire or
by necessity, change touches us
all eventually. In turn, the ways in
which we change have a ripple effect throughout each of our tiny little
worlds. And those ripples all too often cause further ripples in the larger
world around us.
In journalism, for instance, long
gone are the days of manual typesetting. Here to stay for the foreseeable
future are mechanical and digital
production processes that are vastly
different, more efficient, but no less
But the true changes in journalism
begin not with the production proReporter
cess, but with the manner in which
reporters gather and disseminate
news . For this, too, has changed –
partially in response to the birth of the 24-hour news cycle
and the Internet – as the behaviours and desires of consumers have evolved.
After all, the old tenet “of the people, by the people, for
the people,” is as much at the heart of journalism as it is
the heart of democracy. But in an era dominated by citizen
journalists and bloggers, opinion and entertainment spend
more and more time masquerading in truth’s clothing. Reporting “just the facts ma’am” seldom sells papers or attracts the all-important “clicks” that bring in ad revenue.
Former journalists Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel likely said it best, when they wrote in their book Warp Speed:
America in the Age of Mixed Media that “the press has
moved toward sensationalism, entertainment, and opinion” and away from traditional values of verification, proportion, relevance, depth, and quality of interpretation.”
If true, this explains why my Facebook newsfeed – on
which about 90 per cent of the posts are by major news
publications like the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star and
the Huffington Post – seems to be lacking actual news.
Indeed, if one were to create a pie chart, the razor-thin
sliver of posts representing actual news pieces would
barely be visible, when compared to the monstrous slices
that are made up of condescending “how-to” guides that
tell people they’ve been doing everything wrong, one-sided
opinion pieces that seek to foment public rage about the
hot-button issue of the day, and, of course, cute animals.
Some would say that this is just the way things go. And
while weekly publications based in rural Saskatchewan
are very fortunately insulated from the pressures of the
24-hour news cycle, the fact that plagiarists and fabulists
are more frequently being exposed at even the most prestigious news outlets, points to this being the case.
But it needn’t be so. Real news can be both entertaining
and informative, while giving consumers what they desire.
This will mean abandoning the cynical practice of “clickbaiting,” which buys into the misguided notion that people
don’t want straight news, and replacing it with compelling
writing that gives people the tools to form their own opinions.
Reporting the news is a duty that comes with profound
responsibility. Each story has a life of its own, and it’s people that are the heart of each story we tell. So I implore you
to approach me if you know of any stories that deserve telling. My door is always open.
For better or worse, things change. But that doesn’t
mean they can’t change back.
Paul Martin Commentary
The amount of money flowing into construction of new hous- and employers.
es in this province might be declining but the total
amount we’re spending is not.
One of those underlying business issues that never
That may sound contradictory but a new report on
goes away is succession. As the baby boom generation
residential spending in the first quarter of this year
heads into retirement, those who are business ownshows a big change….from buying new to renovation of
ers have to think about how they will the equity built
existing properties. The amount of money being spent
up over a lifetime in business into cash to fund their
to acquire a newly-built home actually went down in
Golden Years.
Q1 of this year but investment in renovating existing
Unfortunately, too many of them – roughly 9 out 10
properties more than offset that decline.
(yea, 90 per cent) have given it little to no thought.
Despite the perceived housing slowdown in this
But a Saskatoon venture capital firm is hoping to fill
province, Saskatchewan actually had one of the stronthat gap. The most likely candidate to buy a locallygest performances in the country when all the figures
owned business is a family member or the firm’s emMARTIN
– for both new construction and renovations – were
ployees. They know how to run the business but need
added up. StatsCan calls this our investment in resihelp to finance a takeover.
dential property. It rose by more than 20 per cent
That’s where WestCap Management’s new MBO – or
compared to the first quarter of last year which was double the Management Buyout Fund – comes in. They’ve raised $57 milnational growth rate.
lion through their own sources and in partnership with high net
The final tally showed just under $920 million went into resi- worth individuals in Western Canada. This new pool will partner
dential properties in the first three months of the year. That was with WestCap’s Golden Opportunities Fund to do some larger
higher than amounts recorded in Manitoba and all of Atlantic transactions.
But the point here is that local businesses now have a new place
to look for equity to turn employees into owners.
A new study on how prepared Canadians are for retirement is
one of the first to blow the whistle on Ontario’s unilateral decision
The job market in this province is now beginning to look difto create its own provincial pension plan.
ferent. Although the downturn in oil came more than six months
First of all, the CD Howe Institute report says we’re much more ago, we were not seeing much change in the employment market
financially prepared for retirement than those who flog RSPs in this province. That seemed peculiar to those who track this
would have us believe. Secondly, they call Smotsy on the reason- stuff because they knew jobs were disappearing in the oil patch,
ing behind Ontario’s decision to burden employers and workers yet overall employment remained the same or increased.
with another payroll tax.
So, it seemed people were finding work in other fields.
Ostensibly Ontario worried people would be retiring in poverty
But the latest numbers that came out Friday paint a slightly difbut the CD Howe report says the assumption is wrong. The inci- ferent picture. Yes we’re seeing jobs disappear in industries that
dence of low income among seniors is actually lower than it is in are male dominated – oil and manufacturing. But we also saw inthe working population.
creases in other areas so the number of jobs remained the same in
What the Ontario government is not acknowledging is that it is April and May. Full-time work declined modestly and part-time
off-loading with this new plan. Facing a huge unfunded pension increased in May leaving us 5,600 jobs ahead of where we were
liability, the Ontario Pension Plan is going to offset part of that last year.
because of something called integration where employer pension
What did change, though, is the number of people looking for
payouts are reduced when the Canada Pension Plan kicks in. Add work…that went up by 4,000. The best explanation is that two
a provincial plan and the government will see a second reduction, adult, one-income households experiencing a job loss also saw the
effectively dumping their responsibility onto the backs of workers other person jump into the labor pool.
June 26, 2015
Shellbrook Chronicle
Senate must go
Regardless of your political persuasion, by
now you have to agree with Saskatchewan
Party Premier Brad Wall about one thing:
It’s time to abolish the Senate.
Of course, this is hardly some far out sentiment any more – the kind confined to the
CCF/NDP or intellectual left who have always
greatly resented an Upper House of appointed
Lords overseeing the will of the commoners.
In fact, it was always easy for the sanctimoniously left to make such grandiose gestures
because there was never any realistic possibility (at least until recently) that there would
ever be a chance of a federal NDP government
exercising patronage.
So as long as the Senate was acting in a benign way by not doing its job of overturning
or even properly scrutinizing the laws of the
elected politicians, it’s useless nature was ignored by the public.
Also, given the secrecy the old boys’ and old
girls’ club subscribed to when it came to their
own expenses and perks, there was little reason to even think about the Senate.
But then along came Stephen Harper who
moved from appointing old party warhorses
to TV media personalities like Pamela Wallin
and Mike Duffy willing
to exchange their previous good names and
reputations for an role
of partisan fund-raiser
with the ability to attract big crowds.
And then along came
more efficient, effective
and open audits that
revealed not only the
alleged abuses of Duffy,
Wallin and Patrick
Brazeau but also the misspending of dozens
upon dozens of other Senators.
However, what’s now in play goes beyond
the alleged abuses of spending being played
out both in the courts and court of public
opinion. We now must ask the question that
the NDP have been asking for years and that
Wall is asking right now:
What purpose does the Senate serve?
It can not overturn the will of the elected.
That was demonstrated 25 years ago when
Lip service won’t solve
retirement income crisis
Dear editor,
More and more Canadians are worried about their retirement, yet Stephen Harper is offering them little more
than lip-service for the problem.
A new CIBC report shows that millions of Canadians
face a “steep decline in living standards” in retirement.
Personal debt in Canada is at a record high. Meanwhile,
three-quarters of private sector workers don’t have a
workplace pension plan. The average 35-year-old puts
aside less than half of what their parents did at the same
age. On average, baby boomers’ retirement savings are
short $400,000.
If we don’t find a solution to this problem now, Canadians will pay with higher costs later on.
Instead of helping, Mr. Harper has made things worse.
He eliminated Income Trusts, destroying about $25-billion in value from Canadians’ savings. He also broke his
word by delaying Old Age Security and the Guaranteed Income Supplement until the age of 67, taking over $30,000
away from each vulnerable senior.
His only “solutions” have been a collection of tax breaks
for wealthier households. None of these changes have
helped ease the pending crisis for Canadians anxious
about their future.
What we need is a modest, phased-in expansion of the
Shellbrook Chronicle
the then-Liberal-dominated Senate tried to
block former prime minister Brian Mulroney’s
goods and services tax.
And how did Saskatchewan benefit from
this event?
Well, we got the appointments of GST Senators Eric Berntson (convicted for frauds perpetrated against Saskatchewan taxpayers for
his days in the Grant Devine government) and
David Tkachuk (a one-time Devine principal
secretary who has done little on behalf of the
people of Saskatchewan other than collect his
pay cheque).
But it really doesn’t matter whether these
Senators are old Progressive Conservatives or
Liberals (who have been equally nefarious and
useless) or true non-partisans.
The truth of the matter is that for whatever
good these appointees do in their “role” of
scrutinizing law, we could do much better in
a much cheaper way by appointing judicial or
citizen experts to oversee the supposed tyranny of the House of Commons majority for
specific laws.
This brings us to the questions of who wants
the Senate and why.
Canada Pension Plan (CPP).
The CPP, along with the Quebec Pension Plan, is a defined-benefit pension plan that covers every Canadian
worker, in every job, in every province. Actuaries have
declared it sound for 75 years—the furthest they will go
for any plan. But its benefits are too low. The average CPP
monthly benefit is only about $640.
Mr. Harper has blocked every effort from the provinces
to enhance the CPP. His infamous “firewall” letter even
called on Alberta to withdraw from the pension plan entirely. Now, on the eve of an election, he’s promising a
study on changes to the CPP. But a study won’t protect
Canadians in their golden years.
Canadians work hard. They deserve a pension plan that
they can depend on for a dignified retirement.
Liberals are committed to working with the provinces
and territories to expand the CPP and lift the retirement
savings of all Canadians.
A Liberal government will also restore the starting age
for OAS and GIS to 65.
Scott Brison, MP
Liberal Party of Canada Finance Critic
Private MRI scans
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Health Minister Dustin Duncan on proposed changes
to allow private MRI scans said, “What we want to see is
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Well, there are a few commentators who still
seem to be defending the validity of the Senate. But it’s hard not to be a little suspicious
that their motives might have something to do
with following the Duffy and Wallin path.
The “taskless thanks” of the Senate will remain a prize to such political types.
And there are the well-meaning political
science intellectuals who whole-heartedly believe we need that upper house safeguard.
But even if so, we surely need to get rid of
what we now have.
Why not then have a proportional representation upper house whose make-up would
be based on appointments from every party
based on the results of popular vote from the
last election?
What better watchdog/safeguard could
there be? Well, none.
But that’s something the politicians who
run for specific seats will never allow because
it cuts into their power.
So we seem to be only left with Wall’s alternative.
Before we can even think of getting something better, this Senate to go.
whether or not this concept of two-for-one ... can demonstrate that a business case actually could support this type
of alternative arrangement.” I want you to pause here and
reflect on the phrase “business case.”
My spouse recently announced that his comfy reading
chair was broken although it appears functional. It was
hard to keep a straight face during his announcement
because for years guests who have unwittingly sat in this
deceptive chair have needed help extricating themselves.
Replacing the broken chair is a market transaction because buyer and seller can agree to an exchange or walk
What if it was not our chair but my spouse who was broken? Like the chair he might look functional but he was
in pain and his doctor said he needed an MRI. This is not
a transaction he will walk away from if he has the money
and if he does not have the money the stress of waiting for
an MRI will worsen his health.
Economist James K. Galbraith declares that “There is
not only no market in health care, there are no markets
within health care either.” Please write, phone (306-7877345), or email ([email protected] ) Minister Duncan and explain to him that there is no business case possible for MRIs or anything else health related because we
are not dealing with inanimate things but with loved ones.
Nancy Carswell
Shellbrook, Saskatchewan
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Things of my grandfather's era, are fading away
For some undefined reason of late I have been thinking farmed more than 480-acres, less when you took out the
about my grandfather and what his take on a modern farm yard site, and a couple of river runs.
would be.
That small farm raised a family though, and kept ‘three
That thinking came into focus more sharply when a friend squares’ on the table, with healthier fare than the processed
of mine Harold Petkau posted a few photographs
food we often turn to these days.
of what is left of his family’s old farm yard, a colAnd in terms of time that was not so long ago.
lection of gray and dilapidated buildings.
I’m only 55, feeling 75 some days, and thinking
The house was small, yet no doubt raised a famI’m still 35 on others. I can just remember our last
ily far larger than the norm today.
milk cows, but watched neighbours hand milking
The barn was tiny, but would have likely kept
and selling cream until I was into my teens.
the family in pork and beef, and milk, the cream
I collected eggs, and helped butcher our own
On Agriculture
going to market in cans to generate
some cash
chickens in the fall, and add a pig to the huge deep
flow on the farm.
While that might not have been exactly the
I hauled potatoes and carrots and turnips by
situation on the Petkau farm, it would have been
the bag full from garden to cellar in the fall.
close, because that was typical of any Prairie farm
The aroma of homemade jams and pickles reDANIELS
in the era the building in the pictures would have
main sharp memories.
been built.
These are the things of my grandfather’s era,
It was the farm of my grandfather as well, a
fading away in my lifetime.
small-scale, increasingly looking smaller when
If my grandfather was alive he would have little
compared to today’s operations. They incorporated a mixed reference for the huge tracked tractors used on many farmfarm approach, where there was a bit of everything. Milk ers today. If memory serves the last tractor he likely opercows, chickens, a few pigs, and all of it fed from a small land ated was a 930 Case.
The 930 came out new in 1969, selling for $6,700 US, and
In my grandfather’s case he retired to town having never had a drawbar horsepower of 70.
For a quick comparison the CaseIH Steiger 435QT
Quadtrac (tracked) came to the market in 2008, with a 2010
price of $336,979 US according to http://www.tractordata.
com. The engine is 435 hp.
Grandfather’s last seeder was a 12-foot press drill. You
would put a lot of miles on a vehicle looking for a farm using
a press drill today.
Instead, today farmers are using massive zero till units
which would be completely unknown to my grandfather.
And, I can only imagine the look of disbelief at seeing a
modern high clearance sprayer.
I wonder if he could even fathom the concepts of GMO
crops, or GPS technology.
It would be a strange thought for him that grain had to be
hauled past a dozen small towns to even find a rail line or
And not having to rise every morning on most farms today
to collect eggs, milk a cow, or feed a few pigs would undoubtedly make him shake his head at the thought of why someone would rather buy their food than raise it.
It would be like walking into a sci-fi version of farming for
my grandfather, and all in a matter of 30 to 40 years.
Which leads me to the next question, will I recognize a
farm in another four decades as having anything in common
with what I know today?
APAS calls for early action for livestock producers
Livestock numbers could be detrimentally affected in most of Saskatchewan as dry
conditions continue to persist.
Normal or below normal snowfall during the 2014 winter and inadequate rainfall
since April over most of the crop land south
of Prince Albert is leaving pasture and hay
land parched. Grass is becoming dormant,
new growth is sparse and open water sources are dwindling.
“Livestock production has been steadily
decreasing in Saskatchewan since 2005
driven primarily by the BSE crisis and the
US Country of Origin Labeling requirements,” says Norm Hall, APAS President.
“With the weather pattern we are facing
right now, livestock production will clearly
decline given the feed and water available
to producers at the moment. Immediate
action by the Government of Saskatchewan
to look at stopgap measures to maintain the
current herd would demonstrate forward
action and minimize the selloff of animals.”
The west side of the province is in the
greatest need of water. Looking at the provincial precipitation map as of June 7, other
areas are in a similar situation. Early action
by the Saskatchewan Government, and other organizations such as the Wildlife Federation and conservation agencies, could provide an opportunity to source emergency
summer grazing and hay land for livestock
producers. APAS is calling for:
· Allowing that agricultural Crown leases
be allowed to be subleased for 2015
· Allowing for transfers of patron cattle from Southern Provincial pastures to
northern pastures that may have shortfalls
· Opening up of Saskatchewan Wildlife
Development Fund Lands to grazing
· Encouraging conservation agencies
holding lands to make them available for
agricultural use.
· Early assessment and write-off of spring
seeded crops by SCIC to allow for cattle
· Initiation of a temporary fencing program to allow for crop lands to be grazed
· Increased promotion and awareness
of the Forage and Grain listing service to
match up individuals that need feedstocks
with individuals having surplus supplies
· Where necessary increased funding to
the Farm and Ranch Water Infrastructure
program to ensure adequate water supplies
are maintained
“We had hoped that higher cattle prices
would help Saskatchewan producers to turn
the corner and grow the livestock sector.”
says Hall.
“However, for many, there will be limited or no hay harvested this year. Livestock producers need to find grass and
water for the summer months and find alternate hay sources for the coming winter
months if our breeding herd is to be main-
tained. We would encourage producers
with wet acres that could not be seeded to
sow those acres to green feed and for other
farmers with extra hay to contact Forage
and Feed registry. When natural disaster
strikes, collectively we rally to overcome
the obstacles and help out our neighbours
to get over the hurdles. Hopefully these
measures, and others, will reduce the hurt
caused by drought for our ranching community”.
APAS is Saskatchewan’s general farm organization formed to provide farmers and
ranchers with a democratically elected,
grassroots, non-partisan, producer organization based on rural municipal boundaries. As the united voice of thousands of
agricultural producers in Saskatchewan,
we strive to represent the views of a wide
variety of agricultural stakeholders in order to form comprehensive policies that
can benefit all sectors of society.
Common Diseases of Cattle on Pasture
by Alison Kieper, Intern Agrologist, North Battleford, Regional Services Branch, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture
Cattle diseases on pasture are always undesirable. Not
only is treating these diseases time-consuming but they
can also have a large economic impact on a farming operation. Costs can occur through the purchase of medication,
vet trips out to the farm, and lost animals. Knowing how to
treat and prevent these diseases is critical. Some common
diseases that occur to cattle on pasture include foot rot and
Foot rot is a common disease of cattle that can cause severe lameness and weight loss. Foot rot is primarily caused
by the bacteria Fusobacterium necrophorum which grows
without the presence of oxygen. This bacterium is naturally found in the environment but thrives in wet conditions.
Cattle can obtain small lesions on their feet by walking on
rough or sharp surfaces. The bacteria invade these lesions,
which often occur between the toes of the animal, causing
Symptoms of foot rot include lameness, swollen tissues
between the toes, foul odour from the infection, and weight
loss. If foot rot is left untreated the infection can spread up
the leg into the bones and joints where it may be impossible
to treat.
It is recommended to consult with your veterinarian for
medications targeted at treating foot rot. Prevention measures include keeping animals on smooth dry surfaces and
avoiding wet and boggy areas. Including appropriate levels
of zinc in the diet has also been shown to decrease the occurrence of foot rot.
Pinkeye is also known as infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis or IBK. Pinkeye is caused by the bacteria Moraxella
bovis which can cause infection when the eye is irritated.
Cattle previously infected with pinkeye may shed these bacteria in tears produced by eye irritation. Face flies are the
primary transfer mechanism for spreading this disease.
Face flies pick up these bacteria when they feed around the
eyes of cattle and then spread it to the next animal they feed
on. Tall grasses may also irritate the cattle’s eye allowing
bacteria to enter.
Symptoms of pinkeye may begin with excessive tearing
and sensitivity to light and can progress to a severe ulcer
through the cornea of the eye and potentially even blindness. A blue colour will be present in the eye once it has
healed and may leave a scar. Grazing activity may also decrease causing cattle to lose weight. Cattle that have a lack of
pigment around the eye tend to be more be more susceptible
to pinkeye.
Once again it is recommended to consult with your veterinarian for medications to treat pink-eye. Fly control is critical in preventing pinkeye. Some fly control methods include
fly tags and back rubbers. Make sure shade is available, especially for cattle that lack pigment around their eyes. Ensuring the cows are in good condition and have good nutrition
will also help decrease their susceptibility to this disease.
Knowing how diseases are spread and using preventative
measures may decrease the occurrence of disease and the
associated costs. If a disease outbreak occurs consider consulting with a veterinarian for treatment options.
For more information on this, or other related topics, contact Alison Kieper at 306-446-7503, the Agriculture Knowledge Centre at 1-866-457-2377, or visit our website at www.
Shellbrook Chronicle
The centre pivot, sold by Valley West Irrigation, is an example of how farmers mechanize irrigation in
dry conditions.
Shellview Sod Farms
goes big for irrigation
When you can’t count on rain fall, you have to rely on
technology, says Quinn Simonson.
Simonson would know. Along with his six brothers, he
helps run Valley West Irrigation Inc., a company based
out of Outlook, Sask. that sells large-scale irrigation machines, including centre pivots and sprinkler systems,
among other tools and products.
But he’s not the only one who knows. With a dry May
behind them and a warm and dry summer predicted for
most of Canada, local farmers, no matter what they grow,
understand this reality all too well.
Due in part to the recent dryness, drivers heading down
Highway 55 last Friday were able to catch a glimpse of one
of Valley West’s gargantuan centre pivot machines, as it
laid down water on sod crops owned by Shellbrook’s Shellview Sod Farms.
Still an evolving technology, Simonson said that the centre pivot included a GPS system, which allows the watering route to be mapped out in advance, taking into account
obstacles like sloughs. If heavy rain happens to fall, the
route can also be easily re-mapped, making the process
more cost efficient and less labour intensive.
“Normally we would plough a wire into the field and it
would follow it by antennae,” explained Simonson. “If you
had a below ground guidance system, we would have had
to dig up the cable and reroute it.”
The machine also included a precision corner arm, which
swings out and allows the machine to water more land.
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This tech can also sense obstacles, and knows to retract to
get around them before swinging out to resume watering.
All told, Simonson predicted that it would take just over
40 hours to put half an inch of water on a quarter of land.
But with this added efficiency comes a hefty price tag.
Simonson says the machines can cost more than $100,000
without bells and whistles like GPS guidance and precision
corner arms, but that they often pay themselves off quickly
in dry conditions.
For Shellview Sod Farms’ Mark Lauder, who was using
the tech for the first time, the efficiency far outweighed the
“On all of our stuff we’re using wheel moves, which have
to be physically shut down and moved every one to two
hours,” he said. “Once we’ve got [this system] field tested,
we can run it all night and not have to have somebody out
there every couple of hours physically doing the job.”
Echoing the trends of the broader agriculture business,
Lauder says that the move to mechanize the sod industry
has been occurring rapidly over the past 10 years. He explains that all modern harvesters are computerized and
stack their sod rolls robotically.
He also says that over the past years, the growth of the
Saskatchewan’s population has been a boon to the province’s sod industry.
“It’s been a good industry to be in the last few years, with
the housing boom in Saskatchewan. We’re hoping to continue that, even though the economy has slowed down a
little bit.”
R. M. of Leask No. 464:
Notice is hereby given that the Assessment Roll of the Rural
Municipality of Leask No. 464 for the year 2015 has been prepared and is open to inspection at the office of the Assessor
from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday from June 26, 2015 to
July 27, 2015.
A bylaw pursuant to section 214 of The Municipalities Act has
been passed and the assessment notices have been sent as
Any person who wishes to appeal against his or her assessment is required to file his or her notice of appeal with The
Assessor, R.M. of Leask, Box 190, Leask, SK, S0J 1M0, by the
27th day of July 2015.
Dated at Leask, Saskatchewan, this 26th day of June, 2015.
Judy Lychak
June 26, 2015
Sask. road
face busy
For most of us, summer means kicking back and relaxing,
or taking time out of our busy lives to travel.
But with the difficult task of maintaining 26,000 kilometres of highways placed squarely on its shoulders, summer
for the province’s Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure
means road crews are busy paving, grading, sealing and
building Saskatchewan’s roads.
“Whether it’s a big project. or something that’s just going on for few days... if you’re driving this summer, there’s a
pretty good chance that you’re going to be encountering construction on the highways,” said Ministry of Highways and
Infrastructure spokesman Joel Cherry.
As of its last weekly highway construction update on June
18, the ministry’s road crews were currently working on 35
projects across the province, including road work on Highway 40 near Blaine Lake, on Highway 55 near Debden, and
on Highway 3 near Shell Lake.
Near Blaine Lake, about 7 kilometres of Highway 40 east of
the junction for Highway 12 is being repaved. This project is
slated for completion in August, and comes with a price tag
of $3 million.
Meanwhile, on Highway 55, road crews are applying a seal
coat to nearly 15 kilometres of highway near Debden, and
also recently finished construction of an access road. These
projects are pegged at a combined $4.75 million, and the seal
coat is expected to be completed later this month.
Elsewhere, a seal coat costing $355,000 and covering more
than 10 kilometres of Highway 3 near Shell Lake is also slated
for completion this month.
Cherry cautions that in all these instances traffic may be
reduced to one lane and drivers will experience delays. He
also urges them to keep an eye out for road crews and reduce
speed when driving through construction zones.
Yet, even with crews hard at work and record spending
on infrastructure in the 2015-2016 budget, Cherry says resources are limited. Currently, the ministry doesn’t have the
capacity doesn’t have the capacity for large-scale grade and
pave or road building projects, and contracts this work out.
Given this, it’s impossible for the provincial government to
address all of its needs at once, and difficult decisions must
be made.
“There’s a pretty significant process in place before we decide to put shovels in the ground anywhere,” said Cherry.
Cherry says that road work is prioritized based on information gathered from road crews, from surveys, and from
feedback the province receives from Area Transport Committees, groups of local representatives in different regions
of the province that represent businesses or municipalities.
Using this feedback, and a long list of criteria, the ministry
is then able to prioritize its road work. Chief among these criteria is safety, which includes the collision history of a highway, or the condition of the road itself.
Other deciding factors include economic activity, and take
into account the presence of industry, and the potential for
growth in the area near the highway. Beyond this, the ministry also looks at how the highways connect communities to
vital services, and relies on daily average traffic counts.
“We look at trucks specifically, both because trucks are indicators of economic activity, and they’re heavier and tend to
cause more wear and tear on the roads,” explained Cherry.
While the ministry can’t repair all the province’s highway
at once, Cherry says infrastructure continues to be a priority
for the province.
“We’re undertaking a lot of major projects in a way that
we weren’t even in the recent past. That’s a response to the
growth we have experienced, and economic and population
growth we’re expecting in the future.
June 26, 2015
Shellbrook Chronicle
Where is the Progress
on Aboriginal Issues?
Submitted by Betty Ann Lavallée
Three recent reports from three quite different angles
put in serious question both the capacity and commitment
of the Government of Canada to help improve the wellbeing of Aboriginal people in this country.
Friday’s Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) update on missing and murdered Aboriginal women shows
that our women have become no less vulnerable over the
past two years. The report identifies an additional 22 murders over 2013 and 2014 within those areas of the country
under RCMP jurisdiction – representing 37% of all women
murdered in those regions – and 174 Aboriginal women
now missing across the country, representing 10% of those
cases. Put simply, the numbers are not improving.
Also last week, the National Aboriginal Economic Development Board (NAEDB) released a “progress” report
on a variety of indicators of economic well-being showing
no improvement in employment or median incomes for
the Aboriginal population in Canada and worsening numbers for the status First Nations population.
And earlier this month, the Truth and Reconciliation
Commission (TRC) report provided 94 recommendations
for addressing historical and ongoing disadvantages faced
by Aboriginal people to which the Government of Canada
responded with a deafening silence.
While the RCMP, the NAEDB and the TRC should all
be applauded for their efforts to detail and examine the
circumstances of Aboriginal people in their detailed and
well-documented reports – and while no one is questioning the commitment of those organizations to address
these challenges as best they can – the lack of progress
and the lack of concern shown by Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt and Prime Minister Harper do
nothing to inspire confidence.
With regard to missing and murdered Aboriginal women, the federal government is staring in the wrong direction. While its report does not speak about the identity of
perpetrators, the RCMP has confirmed that there was no
systematic recording of data on that issue across police
departments until very recently, putting in real question
the size of the data sample on which the Minister formed
his opinions about who is responsible for these murders.
Coupling that with the fact that the proportion of murders in large metropolitan centres, at 40%, is precisely the
same as the proportion of the Aboriginal population in
those cities clearly demonstrates that the Minister’s blaming of Aboriginal men on-reserve is completely off-base.
In addition, the federal government has dug in its heels
against an inquiry despite the chorus of Aboriginal and
non-Aboriginal groups calling for one and polls showing
75% of Canadians support the idea. Insisting that this is
an issue to be resolved through the criminal justice system – and not a sociological issue as the Prime Minister
infamously stated – the federal government appears unready to address the underlying causes of this tragedy
while the numbers of missing and murdered continues to
grow undiminished.
Despite its claim of focusing on economic development
and a recent flurry of pre-election spending announcements, there is little evidence to suggest the government’s
plans are working in that regard either. The NAEDB Aboriginal Economic Progress Report for 2015 shows that
the majority of gains made are among Métis people, for
whom the federal government denies jurisdictional responsibility, as it does for non-status people and Inuit
south of Nunangat. Meanwhile, First Nations people living on-reserve, subject to the Indian Act and the target
of the vast majority of federal government programs and
policies, have declining numbers in employment, income
and other living condition indicators.
Despite widespread initial support for the Prime Minister’s apology on residential schools, his refusal to acknowledge Canada’s cultural genocide or accept any of the
TRC’s recommendations earlier this month now causes
many to question the apology’s sincerity. Meanwhile, the
picture of Minister Valcourt remaining seated during a
standing ovation for Justice Murray Sinclair on the unveiling of the TRC report has become the iconic image of a
government unwilling to stand up and take action.
As we mark another National Aboriginal Day and National Aboriginal History month, these three reports
serve to remind us of how little circumstances have improved for Aboriginal people in this country, how our history remains our current reality, and how little the Government of Canada appears to care.
The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples represents the
rights and interests of over 1 million off-reserve, non-Status and Status Indians, Southern Inuit and Métis Peoples.
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Belbutte Hall is entering its 75th year, and plans for celebrations are already in the works.
Belbutte Hall Celebrating 75th Year
Many small halls in rural Saskatchewan are no longer
functioning, but Belbutte Hall has managed to keep the
doors open. This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the
opening of Belbutte Hall and that gives cause for celebration. The Belbutte Ladies Club and Hall Association are
busily planning an all day event, July 25th. Former residents have been notified and local residents have been put
to work organizing, quite possibly, the last big celebration
to be held at the hall.
The main part of the hall was built in 1940 with local logs
and very little cash. Over the years there were additions at
both ends of the hall to provide an entrance, a new kitchen
and bathrooms. Many renovations have been done as well to
maintain, improve and modernize the building. As in most
rural communities, labour was largely donated.
A steady decline in population of rural Saskatchewan,
coupled with the ability to travel further for socializing and
entertaining ourselves via internet and television diminished the need for small rural halls.
Over the last 50 years, Belbutte saw the closure of its
school, the Lutheran church, a curling rink, a garage, a
fertilizer business, the post office and the store. Only one
church and seven residences remain in what could be called
the townsite. Without yearly fundraisers and cash donations the hall would have already shut its doors permanently.
The Belbutte Ladies Club has managed the hall since the
1960s. A few of the current members have been involved
since the early 70s. In the early days the hall was the centre
of the community and frequently hosted functions, including weddings, showers, funerals, concerts, Halloween parties, elections, meetings and reunions.
The 40th Anniversary of the hall had 300 in attendance
and 37 floats in the parade. In 1990, the anniversary party
fed 500 at a pot luck supper and even included a fashion
show and fireworks.
This year’s 75th Anniversary celebration features a pancake breakfast, musical entertainment both afternoon and
evening, hotdogs and a beer garden, a petting zoo, wagon
and train rides, games and a delicious chicken and beef supper catered by Debbie Dzialo.
Former residents are coming back from near and far to
renew acquaintances and reminisce about the good old days
and the fun they used to have in the Belbutte Hall. Registration is still open until July 15th.
R.M of Leask No. 464
The RM of Leask No. 464 invites applications for a full-time
permanent Assistant Administrator in the municipal administration office. The successful candidate may have various types
of experience in office assistant administration and possess
well developed interpersonal communication and organizational skills. Preference will be given to candidates who possess the following:
- Local Government Administration or other Certificate
from a business-related program.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs
- Knowledge in basic accounting principles and
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and
- Ability to deal effectively with the general public and to
work independently
The municipality offers a competitive salary and benefits
package in accordance with qualifications and experience.
The successful applicant start date will be as agreed upon.
Qualified individuals are invited to submit a resume with current references and cover letter detailing how their qualifications match those listed above. Deadline for applications is
4:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 7th, 2015. Council wishes to thank
all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be
RM of Leask No. 464
Box 190, Leask SK S0J 1M0
Phone: 306-466-2000
Fax: 306-466-2091
Email: [email protected]
Shellbrook Chronicle
June 26, 2015
RCMP find body of missing
Danielle Nyland near Shellbrook
It’s the conclusion that no family wants to hear.
After almost two weeks of desperate and hopeful searching, RCMP searchers located the body of 23-year-old Prince
Albert resident, Danielle Nyland on the evening of June 19.
According to an RCMP release, Nyland’s body was discovered in a wooded area just east of Shellbrook, 500 metres
south of where her cell phone was found after she was last
seen on June 8.
Over the weekend, Nyland’s friends and family gathered
at the site to lay flowers and pay their respects to the young
Métis woman, who was described by her uncle, Peter Nyland, as “outgoing, always smiling and a wonderful person.”
“I was glad this was over, it’s been a nightmare,” said Peter
Nyland in a story published by the Saskatoon StarPhoenix.
“Happy they found her, finally. And just so sad that she’s
An autopsy was scheduled for Monday morning. The
RCMP said the investigation is ongoing and that further details would be released as they became available, and also
urged the public to continue reaching out with any information regarding Danielle.
Danielle’s mother Lori, who also spoke with the StarPhoenix, said that, prior to her disappearance, Danielle and a
friend met up with three men she didn’t know well and attended a party outside of Prince Albert.
Danielle was last seen in the Shellbrook area at 7:30 a.m.
on June 8. Home owners of a property 9.5 kms east of Shellbrook are said to have located her cell phone at the end of
their driveway, and reported it to the police.
On June 10, Danielle was reported missing by family. An
RCMP release issued just two days later reported that she
hadn’t had any banking or social media activity since she
was reported missing, and that she hadn’t contacted friends
or family, which wasn’t typical.
On June 15, RCMP reported that they were looking for
Raymond Knife of Prince Albert, who was located the next
day, and was believed to have information about Danielle.
RCMP was also seeking information about a potentially
stolen white pick-up truck that may have been stolen from
the Prince Albert or Shellbrook area.
Up until the discovery of her body, coordinated searches
were conducted including civilians, as well as police search
and rescue teams.
RCMP Major Crime Unit North conducted the investigation with assistance from several units, including general
investigation sections from Prince Albert, North Battleford, Yorkton and Saskatoon, and members of RCMP Major
Crime South.
Search efforts also included support units such as RCMP
air services, police dog service and underwater recovery
Danielle was born in Prince Albert, but only moved back
to the city with her family four years ago. For the past three
years she had been working at a group home, and dreamed
of returning to school to become a social worker or addictions counsellor.
Danielle Nyland’s body was found by RCMP
searchers on June 19, just east of Shellbrook.
CTF Calls on Senate to Sit Until the Work is Done
The House of Commons has risen in preparation for a
fall election, but this shouldn’t affect Senate business
Many important bills (C-377, C-518) remain in limbo,
and the Senate needs to vote on them.
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) today called
on the Senate to continue sitting until they have worked
their way through outstanding legislation sent to them by
the House of Commons.
“Senators need to continue working on several pieces of
legislation, including Bills C-377 and C-518. These are important bills passed by the House of Commons – the latter
nearly unanimously – and the Senate has an obligation to
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either pass them into law, or be accountable for defeating
them,” said CTF Federal Director Aaron Wudrick. “Simply deciding to go on vacation in order to dodge a vote on
them is unacceptable, especially when there is no compelling reason for the Senate to rise just because the House
of Commons has risen.”
Wudrick noted that there is historical precedent for the
Senate to sit well into July, including in 2005 when the
Senate sat until July 20th, and 2010 when it sat until July
“As the lower house has moved into de-facto campaign
mode, the Senate – unaffected as it is by such vulgarities
as elections – should continue its supposedly sober secondary scrutizination of the bills before it,” said Wudrick.
Bill C-377 – An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act (Requirement for Labour Organizations) – would impose new
financial reporting requirements on organized labour. It
was passed by the House of Commons on Dec. 13, 2012 by
a vote of 147 to 135.
Bill C-518 – the Protecting Taxpayers from Convicted
Politicians Act – would strip the taxpayer-funded portion
of pensions from parliamentarians convicted of certain
crimes. It was passed by the House of Commons on February 4, 2015 by a vote of 258-13.
Dispatches from Big River’s
Seniors Association
Let’s review happenings from the past year. In May of
2014, we hosted an open house featuring Terry and Esther
Chamberlain. They are a talented, friendly and down-toearth couple. Terry has written three books and he read
excerpts from his latest, Stories in the Dirt. His books
were offered for sale, and he was kept busy signing them.
Of course, no senior’s event is complete without food. So
a time of munching, mingling and socializing followed.
In October, we hosted another open house, the ribboncutting grand opening celebration of our exercise and
games room. We had a dream: couldn’t the unfinished
freight area of the Station, crammed with years of stuff,
plus our own outdoor furniture, be converted into a functional room to house our exercise equipment and shuffle
board table?
Such a project required substantial financial assistance.
The needed funds came as a result of our successful application to the Federal New Horizon program for seniors.
All the contractors, the town, various organizations, Weyerhauser Making Waves program, and the 2010 and 2014
grants from New Horizons were acknowledged. All these,
plus our own funds, have given the Station Centre a new
lease on life. It has been transformed into the bright, hom-
ey, and welcoming centre it is today. A dream come true.
For years we’ve tried various means and methods to oust
some messy tenants. But because of the latest renovations,
every roosting spot has been eliminated. Those pigeons
conceded defeat and flew the coop.
Fast forward to the present, and much is happening with
us seniors this summer. Every Tuesday we play cards and
games of choice at 1 p.m. On the third Monday of each
month, avid Bingo players gather at 1 p.m. And every
fourth Tuesday, we enjoy a noon potluck feast, with cards
at 1 p.m. After these activities, we congregate around the
table for coffee, tea, snacks and visiting.
We do enjoy these times of interaction. We are not an
exclusive club. We invite and welcome any seniors to join
us in our various activities.
During July and August, the Seniors Museum will be
open every Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. Big River has a unique
history, and we invite anyone to come explore the past of
our town and area. The Station Centre and equipment are
available for family gatherings, celebrations, group meetings, or other events, on a by-donation basis.
Have a great, safe summer and we would love seeing you
at the Museum and the Station.
June 26, 2015
Shellbrook Chronicle
Sarah Moore, teacher Nicole Philp and Skyla Moore got in on the action.
This wall proved to be a challenging final obstacles for would-be climbers who attempted to scale it.
Tavis Wason, and Noah MacPherson drag an unwilling Taryn Moe back
into the muck.
Ethan Schmidt, Alexis Banda, Cameron Stene, Kes Sakebow and Zach Bernath
successfully completed the obstacle course.
Shellbrook Chronicle
June 26, 2015
Sask. Rivers to phase out bussing for
rural Catholic school students
The Saskatchewan Rivers Public School Division recently announced its intention to phase out its longstanding service of bussing rural Catholic School students
to schools in Prince Albert, beginning with the 2015-2016
school year.
Sask. Rivers director of education, Robert Bratvold,
says the decision will not affect the 20 to 30 students between Grades 9 and 12 who are currently bussed into Rivier Academy and St. Mary’s High School in Prince Albert.
Nor will the decision affect any Sask. Rivers students who
attend public schools within the division.
The decision simply means that no new students needing transportation to Catholic schools will be accepted
starting with the next school year.
“We’ve got students riding the bus who are currently in
Grade 9... [so] we expect that after three years it will be
finished,” he said of the decision.
“Although, there is the possibility that some students
currently riding would need an extra year finish their
schooling,” he added, noting that Sask. Rivers is willing to
accommodate these students for an extra year, if need be.
Though the decision was not made lightly, Bratvold says
it was made, in part, due to the costs and logistical difficulties associated with providing the service.
“We’ve had additional families move into some areas.
Sometimes those families are further away from the main
bus route. So the bus route gets extended,” he explained.
“We’re at the point where we’re needing to potentially add
another bus to some of those routes. That’s a significant
cost, both short-term in terms of capital purchase of a
bus, and long-term in terms of paying operational and salary costs to run the bus.”
Bratvold adds that, under these circumstances, it’s “difficult to justify that expense for students who aren’t Sask.
Rivers students.”
Of course, the main question on the minds of rural
parents who hoped their children would attend Catholic
school, is how this will be possible now. Bratvold admits
that these parents have few options, other than driving
their kids to and from school daily.
“The Catholic school division doesn’t have any obligation to provide support for students outside of their division.”
Though documentation is unclear, the service was reportedly introduced during school division amalgamations that took place in either 1998 or 2005. Bratvold says
that the intent at the time of the policy’s implementation
seems to have been to grandfather the service in for current Catholic high school students, and phase it out after
they finished Grade 12.
Of course, things don’t always go as intended.
“My impression is that there was some flexibility provided to particular families. If you had a student in grade
11, and they went into grade 12 and their younger sibling
came into grade 9, they were allowed [on the bus]. When
that happened the neighbour was allowed, and it just kind
of continued.”
Though there was flexibility in the past, Bratvold made
it clear that the school division’s decision is final, and
looking forward, he sees no reason to reintroduce the service at a later date.
“I look around the province in terms of other school
divisions and how those types of things operate, and the
arrangement we’ve got in place in ours is certainly rare. I
can’t see a circumstance where we would revert to providing the service.”
Shellbrook Theatre Movie Night
Fri., July 10th
“Fast and Furious 7”
In this high-octane thrill ride, a tight-knit gang of street racers must
battle the brother of a defeated nemesis and rescue a software
genius from terrorists. The film is dedicated to series regular Paul
Walker, who died halfway through production.
Doors Open 7 p.m. Showtime 7:30 p.m. Cost is $5
We’ll help lay the ground work!
Gravel - Top Soil - Sand - Pit Run
Equipment Hauling - Truck & Loader Work
Call Kris Moe
Village of Canwood
Sidewalk Tenders
We are accepting tenders for replacement of portions of sidewalks within the Village. The following areas are to be replaced:
North End Main Street – 668 sq. ft
East end Railway Avenue – 256 sq. ft
1st Street West & 3rd Avenue corner – 250 sq. ft
2nd Avenue West – two spots 75 & 50 sq. ft
1st Avenue – 200 sq. ft
Please submit your tender clearly marked “Sidewalk Tender”
Village of Canwood
Box 172, Canwood, SK S0J 0K0
Fax: (306) 468-2805
Email: [email protected]
All tenders are to be in the hands of the Assistant Administrator on or before 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Tenders may be dropped off at the office, mailed to the Village or
emailed to address above.
Please state expected start/completion date.
Lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
For further information or dimensions, please contact Dean at
(306) 468-7666.
The ferruginous hawk is one of many at-risk species that calls Saskatchewan home.
Have a species at risk sighting?
S.O.S. is here to help!
Do you have a rare plant, bird, or
mammal on your land? Are you not
sure what to do about it? By now many
rare species have returned to our Saskatchewan prairies to breed and raise
their young. Not to worry, the Stewards of Saskatchewan (SOS) program
is here to help!
If there are any species at risk on
your land, the SOS staff would like to
congratulate you on a job already well
done! “Having a rare species on your
land is a good thing, it means that you
are doing something right,” explains
Rebecca Magnus, habitat stewardship
coordinator with Nature Saskatchewan.
“It shows your sound management
of our grasslands and prairie habitat.
In addition, rare species may be helping with pest management without you
even knowing it. For example, a single
Ferruginous Hawk nest will consume
up to 500 ground squirrels in one nest-
ing season!”
Nature Saskatchewan recognizes
that the health of the prairie ecosystem
is a shared responsibility, dependent
on the good stewardship of landowners
and managers across Saskatchewan.
“The SOS program works with landowners and land managers to conserve
habitat for all species at risk, such as
Sprague’s Pipits, Bobolinks, Ferruginous Hawks, Barn Swallows, Common
Nighthawks, Short-eared Owls, Northern Leopard Frogs, Tiger Salamanders, and Monarchs… just to name a
few!” states Magnus.
Initiated in 2010, SOS focuses on
conserving habitat for all prairie species at risk in Saskatchewan. Magnus
adds “landowners with habitat supporting these species and other species
at risk are invited to sign a voluntary
stewardship agreement to acknowledge and commit to the conservation
of these areas, and to participate in the
SOS program”.
In sharing the responsibility for
prairie habitat conservation, SOS raises awareness and educates-increasing
knowledge of prairie conservation topics and species at risk through educational materials including fact sheets,
booklets, and workshops; offers habitat
enhancement opportunities-offering
funding for projects such as seeding,
fencing, or alternative water developments to improve habitat for species
such as Sprague’s Pipits; and promotes
conservation easements-working together with partner agencies, offering
an opportunity to formally protect important habitat and leave a legacy.
For a complete list of rare species in
Saskatchewan or for more information about the SOS program, please
contact Rebecca Magnus toll free at
1-800-667-4668 (SK and AB only),
(306)780-9832, or email at [email protected]
June 26, 2015
Shellbrook Chronicle
Home run barrage back in baseball
Something is happening in Major
League Baseball that hasn’t been
seen since the Steroid era of the
late 1990s. The home run is back,
which means tongues mayl start
wagging pretty soon that players
are juiced, the ball is doctored, the
bats are filled with cork and hey,
Alex Rodriguez is back from his
one-year suspension.
Home runs are flying out of
major league stadiums so often
that at the one-third pole, eight or
nine players were on pace to exceed
50 homers for the 2015 season.
Considering only 11 players hit
more than 30 last year, and Nelson
Cruz of the Orioles led the majors
with 40, this year’s numbers are
Writer Tom Verducci of SI.com
calls this year’s group of young
sluggers the best to come along in
the past 60 years.
So what’s happening? Baseball
has a new commissioner, but Rob
Manfred replacing Bud Selig can’t
be the reason for the power surge.
No, what’s happening is that the
next wave of baseball superstars
is finally starting to fill out its
promise. Bryce Harper, the
Did You
Washington whiz kid who was 19 Gallo of the Texas Rangers, who
when he played his first big-league were kept in the minors for seven
game, and Miami’s Giancarlo or eight weeks so their teams
Stanton, a 25-year-old Californian, could get one more full season
are setting the pace.
out of them before free
On June 13, Stanton’s
agency eligibility.
22 blasts led Harper
Chicks dig the long
by one. Both are
ball, goes the saying.
threatening to approach
So do baseball fans
the formerly magic ‘60’
of either gender. This
mark. Harper’s earning
year, there’s a lot of
$2.5 million and called
diggin’ going on. And
“the best bargain
it’s — boom! slam!
in baseball” by one
crash! — great.
sportswriter. Stanton
• Brad Dickson of the
signed a $325 million
Omaha World-Herald:
contract for 13 years
“There is an online
this past off-season,
video of two bears in
so maybe he feels
New Jersey fighting
obligated to hit a bunch
over garbage. This
of homers. Cruz, now a
actually sounds a lot
Mariner, is proving last
more interesting to me
year was no fluke, with 18 homers than Mayweather-Pacquiao II.”
and on a 54-homer pace. Then
• Dickson again: “Yahoo! will
there’s arguably the best player in carry the first Internet-only NFL
the game, Mike Trout of the Angels, game, a contest next October
who has slugged 16. Ever heard of between the Bills and Jaguars.
Joc Pederson? He’s a rookie flash Because it’s the Bills and Jags,
with the Dodgers who belted 17 for that one day Yahoo! will be
homers in his first 54 games. Then dropping the “!”.
there’s the likes of young sluggers
• TC in BC: “Japanese airbag
Kris Bryant of the Cubs and Joey maker Takata has recalled over 34
million cars in North America due
to malfunctioning airbags. Tom
Brady says that he knows how to
fix them if they are overinflating.”
• Blogger Chad Picasner: “Bryce
Harper, who is among the leaders
in the the Major Leagues in homers
and arguments at home plate, is
considering sitting out the Home
Run Derby at the All-Star game.
Will someone please tell him there
are no umpires for that event?”
• Dwight Perry of the Seattle
Times: “Headline in The East
Oregonian: ‘Amphibious pitcher
makes debut.’ Apparently the A’s
ambidextrous Pat Venditte is good
insurance against rainouts, too.”
• Comedy writer Alan Ray, on
why American Pharoah is the
Marshawn Lynch of horse racing:
“He’s fast, agile, and won’t talk to
the media.”
• NBC’s Jimmy Fallon, after the
Cavaliers’ one-man show helped
win Game 2 of the NBA playoffs:
“LeBron James said it was a huge
win, and he couldn’t have done it
without the ball.”
• RJ Currie of sportsdeke.com:
“In Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final,
Bolts defenceman Victor Hedman
claims Andrew Shaw of the Hawks
bit him. You’ve got to be kidding —
a hockey player with teeth?”
• Comedian Conan O’Brien on
late-night TNT: “Kim Kardashian
rented out the Staples Center for
Kanye West’s birthday and Kanye
got to play a basketball game with
friends, including Justin Bieber
and 2 Chainz. They beat the Lakers
in overtime.”
• Comedy writer Alex Kaseberg:
“The US women’s team beat
Australia 3-1 in the FIFA World
Cup. It was exciting, there was a
FIFA executive at the game who
throw out the first bribe.”
• Dan Daly, via Facebook, on
reports that American Pharoah’s
stud fee could reach $175,000
per: “For that kind of money, they
should rename him American
• Another one from Perry:
“Barcelona soccer star Lionel Messi
is set to face trial in Spain for tax
fraud to the tune of $4.6 million.
He faces possible jail time and/or
a fine, but defence lawyers hope to
get him off with just a yellow card.”
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Floyd Trusty
Our Heritage by Bread!
TRUSTY Floyd - On June 14,
2015, Mr. Floyd Ernest Trusty
left his family’s side to reunite
with past loved ones and his
Lord, Jesus Christ. Floyd is survived by eight children: Jack (Alice), Aurell (Mary), Doreen (Jack) Carper,
Deanna (Robert) Loewen, Edwin Smith,
Deryl (Linda), Bryan (Sandra), Perry (Rhonda) and numerous grandchildren, greatgrandchildren and great-great-grandchil-
dren. Floyd was a proud uncle and enjoyed
time spent with nieces and nephews. He is
also survived by his sisters: Rosie Aug and
Mabel Stefaniuk. Floyd was predeceased by
his first wife, Winnifred (nee Rowell) and
his second wife, Edith (nee Smith); his parents, Elmer and Alice Trusty (Hanger); his
adoptive parents and dear aunt and uncle,
Mabel and Walter Hollowell; his brothers
and their wives, Harold and Lucy Hanger,
Lawrence and Pearl Brough, Harold and
Myrtle Hollowell, Jack and Helen Hollowell; his sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and
Harry Peters; his brother-in-law, Orville
Aug and his great granddaughter, Briannen Hiebert. Donations in Floyd`s memory
may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #2. Funeral service was held
at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 18 from St.
George’s Anglican Church, Prince Albert,
SK. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to
the care of Funeral Director, Carla Jesso of
River Park Memorial Chapel, Prince Albert.
Regular services, Sunday school
Zion - Canwood
Sunday School,
Worship Sunday, 9 a.m.
St. John’s - Shellbrook
Sunday School,
Worship Sunday, 11 a.m.
Pastor Trent Felstrom
-------------------Parkside, Immanuel
10 a.m. - Worship
Pastor Chris Dean
-----------------------PENTECOSTAL CHURCH
11:00 a.m. Worship
Sun., 10:30 a.m. - Worship
Pastor David Bodvarson
10:30 a.m. - Worship
Pastor Glenn Blazosek
Leask Gospel Tabernacle
Sunday 6:30 p.m.
Pastor Lorne Valuck
-----------------------SOVEREIGN GRACE
Currently meeting in
homes on
Sunday morning
and Wednesday evenings
June 26, 2015
Parkside 306-747-2309
Leask 306-466-4498
Marcelin 306-226-4615
-----------------------EVANGELICAL FREE
Big River
11:00 a.m. - Worship
Bible Classes 9:45 a.m.
Summer: 10:30 a.m. - 12
Youth Nite: Fridays
Mont Nebo
Bible Study and Prayer
Sun., 11:00 a.m. - Worship
Pastor Bill Klumpenhower
-----------------------CATHOLIC CHURCH
Sun. Mass - 9:30 a.m.
Fr. Sebastian Kunnath
Big River - Sacred Heart
Sun., 11:30 a.m. - Mass
Sun., 2:30 p.m. - Mass.
Sat., 7:30 p.m. - Mass.
Fr. Sebastin Kunnath
Eucharist Celebrations
Sunday, 3 p.m.
St. Agatha’s - Shellbrook
Saturday, 7:00 p.m.
St. Henry’s - Leask
Mass Sunday 9 a.m.
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St. Joseph’s - Marcelin
Mass Sunday, 11:00 a.m.
Sunday, 3 p.m.
Fr. Tru Le
Sunday worship
11 a.m.
Rev. Bev Shepansky
-----------------------SEVENTH DAY
407-2nd Ave E, Shellbrook
Sat., 9:45 a.m. Sabbath School
Sat., 11:00 am -Worship
Broadcast on
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Pastor Dan Guiboche
-----------------------ANGLICAN CHURCH
Leask - All Saint’s
Sunday, 9:00 a.m.
- Service
St. Andrew’s - Shellbrook
Sunday, 11 a.m. Service
Canwood - Christ Church
Sunday, 11 a.m. Service
Mont Nebo - St. Luke’s
Sunday, 2 p.m. -Service
-----------------------UNITED CHURCH
Big River
1st & 2nd Sundays
1 p.m. - Worship
at Anglican Church
All Other Sundays - 10 a.m.
Shellbrook - Knox
Sun., 10 am - Worship
Pastor Dave Whalley
Dave Whalley DLM
Knox United, Shellbrook
First United, Big River
Once a year, our church in Canada celebrates our heritage as Canadians. Heritage
Sunday is usually celebrated in June. This
year we celebrated our heritage during worship on Sunday, June 21. We paraded in the
flags of many countries, the heritage of members of our congregation, showing the diversity here in the Shellbrook area. All peoples
eat bread in one form or another, so we broke
bread in the different traditions of our congregation as a symbol of acceptance and respect
for our different cultures.
Bread is a basic staple of the human race. I
am told that bread is a common staple that is
part of every home in every part of the world.
We all love bread, especially home made bread
right out of the oven. It is soft and it is warm.
It is so good! Can’t you just taste it? Can’t you
smell it?
The ingredients are simple – water, yeast,
flour, a little sugar, a little salt – and sometimes no yeast or sugar. Bread can be formed
in so many different shapes and sizes, colours
and flavours. St. Paul was brilliant when he
gave the first Christians the analogy of a Christian community as the body of Christ – a loaf
of bread. “The cup of blessing that we bless,
is it not a sharing in the blood of Christ? The
bread that we break, is it not a sharing in the
body of Christ. because there is one bread, we
who are many are one body, for we all partake
of the one bread.” (I Corinthians 10: 16-17)
Many congregations serve bread rather than
wafers. Wafers are easier to store and distribute, but it does not allow us to experience the
unity of sharing the same loaf of bread. Luke
24:30, says of Jesus-- “When he was at the
table with them, he took bread, blessed it and
broke it, and gave it to them.”
Bread is part of our daily lives. Christians
are are like a loaf of bread. We are made of
simple ingredients found all over the world,
and we come in many different sizes, shapes
and colours. Bread symbolically provides the
energy of God’s infinite love. Bread of many
kinds is eaten all over the world, in every culture. Jesus is the bread of life. Jesus said, “I
am the bread of life” and he also taught us to
pray, “Give us our daily bread”.
There are many different breads in many
different cultures. We are so blessed by the
different cultures of this world, living here
now in Canada, and that we have the opportunity to taste their foods, especially their
It is interesting to note that the word “Bethlehem” in Hebrew means “house of bread”.
There are many different cultures in our
world and many different ways to make and
serve bread. just some examples are --1. The standard traditional Christmas
bread that is baked and consumed by German
folks around the world and is called stokken
bread, which was first prepared in 1545 for the
Council of Trent.
2. Now for the Italians their national bread
is called “Panettore”, which is served in Canadian homes by those of Italian descent. Just
go to “little Italy” in Toronto and most restaurants there serve Panettore with every meal.
3. Many of the Scandinavians eat flat bread,
but Norway, Sweden, and Finland each have a
different way of preparing the bread.
4. In Mexico, their bread is called “tortilla”.
5. In the British isles, they love their scones.
That reminds me that as a child, my mom,
who was a war bride from Wales, made scones.
Dad would make sourdough bread, which is a
familiar Canadian bread with sour cream, or
else bannock, which is an Aboriginal bread,
with jam. Mom would eat the scones and the
rest of us would eat the sourdough or bannock
because we didn’t like scones!
6. The Jewish people eat unleavened bread
because of their faith traditions
7. The Palestinians eat manna, which is a
These are just a few examples of different
types of bread. many different flavours can be
used to make bread, such as wheat, rye, corn
and even rice. A few more breads that have
been brought to our country, are Finnish rye
bread, French bread, soda bread, and also African bread.
Now that we as Canadians have received
the final report on the “Truth and Reconciliation Commission”, we need to look inside our
hearts and minds as well as re-evaluate all our
assumptions of all our cultures, especially our
Aboriginal peoples. Not all the issues will be
rectified in our lifetime, but we can work to
achieve a caring and loving relationship between all of us so that we can, as God instructs
– break bread together.
I have traveled to every province in Canada
and also the territories. I have learned that
we are a country of many cultures. We are
not any one culture or ethnic background. I
have been told that Canada is made up of at
least 179 different cultures and ethnic backgrounds.
We have the opportunity that virtually no
other country has. We can uphold, and support all different cultures. We don’t have to
live with forced assimilation. Assimilation is
not what we strive for as Canadians. We have
experienced the destruction that assimilation
will cause.
When we believe in God and take our understanding of a power greater than ourselves, we
will live differently. We will see ourselves and
others as persons created to do God’s work,
rather than as obstacles or issues to overcome.
We trust the silence of prayer rather than the
words of argument and division. We will
choose love and forgiveness rather than anger
and retribution. We will relate with intimacy
and vulnerability rather than superficiality
and defensiveness. Ultimately we will seek
life rather than the death of our nation.
As I now turn to our future, let us make sure
that we keep our faith communities centered
on what God demands us to do. I have studied
other world religions, and we do have various
faiths in Canada that we do agree with, on the
good of right living in our hearts. I have attended worship in a Mosque, in a Taoist temple. I have spent time with a Buddhist monk.
I have worked with a person of the Hindu
faith. I have attended school and lived in an
Aboriginal community. What I learned is that
they all have three factors in common with
The first and foremost is a strong faith in
their beliefs. The second factor that is tied to
their faiths is “right living” -- that is to care for
each other and reach out to those in our society who are less fortunate. The third factor is
hope for a better world, a better country, and a
better community.
Those are the aspirations of most Canadians, if not all Canadians. People have come
from all corners of this earth, bringing their
culture and their hope for a better life. When
we show respect and love for each other we
can build a nation that the whole world can
look to and emulate. With the Creator’s help
we can break bread together with peace, hope,
love, and joy. God bless Canada and the God
of our understanding will be well pleased.
June 26, 2015
Shellbrook Chronicle
Summer storm tips for homeowners
Install a sewer back water valve to prevent sewer back up
Recent storms and more wet weather predicted for the
coming weeks has SGI CANADA warning homeowners to
protect their home from sewer back up, which can be a devastating and costly loss.
The best form of protection from sewer back up is to have
a sewer back water valve professionally installed on the
main sewer line of their house.
“When you have a sewer back up in your home, you’re
dealing with raw sewage seeping into every nook and corner of your basement, damaging or ruining everything it
touches – your walls, your carpet, your furniture, your
electronics – the list goes on and on. It can be extremely
labour intensive and costly to clean up that damage,” said
Don Thompson, VP of Product
Management with SGI CANADA. “Homeowners may not
realize they are vulnerable – but it’s actually a very common problem in our province, and one you can avoid if you
take the proper steps like installing a sewer back water
When the volume of water and sewage flowing into a sew-
er system exceeds its capacity, a sewer back up can occur.
Heavy rain increases the likelihood of a sewer back up for
homeowners who have not taken preventative measures.
In the past five years an average of 5,500 Saskatchewan
homeowners insured by SGI CANADA have experienced
a sewer back up loss. An average pay out is $25,000 per
claim, and SGI CANADA paid $140 million in sewer back
up claims over the last five years.
“Installing a back water valve requires an initial investment which will vary depending on the configuration of your
basement, but ranges from $1,500 to $3,000. While that
may deter a homeowner, the payoff is worth it,” Thompson
said. “Think of it as home maintenance. You shingle your
roof to protect your home from water; installing a back water valve on your main line is a similar protection.”
Protecting your home
For homeowners that do not have a back water valve,
there are steps they can still take to help prevent a sewer
back up:
• Keep sewer caps on all basement sewer outlets (includ-
ing your floor drain, washer stack, sump hole, etc.) during
• Install a sump pump and discharge drainage onto your
lawn or driveway.
• Disconnect all rainwater downspouts from your basement sewer system and cap disconnected standpipes.
• Extend all rainwater downspouts away from the foundation of your home.
• Ensure the flow of surface water is directed away from
the foundation of your home andthe foundations of your
neighbours’ homes.
• Avoid using water during heavy downpours.
“At SGI CANADA, we believe in the preventative value of
a back water valve – so much so that we offer our customers a 10 per cent discount on their sewer back up premium
if they have one installed,” Thompson said. “It’s an investment you won’t regret.”
Visit SGI CANADA’s website at www.sgicanada.ca for
more information about loss prevention, or talk to your insurance broker.
CAA launches “Drive Now, Text Later” Campaign
The school year is coming to a close
which means summer holidays will soon
be here. Motorists and their families are
busy planning summer vacations that
may include roadtrips to the cottage,
camping, or visiting with family and
Before packing for that perfect summer
getaway, CAA Saskatchewan reminds
motorists to follow some important safety tips for summer driving. Remember to
plan ahead, remain focused with a positive attitude, and refrain from any form
of distracted driving including texting
while driving.
To reinforce the dangers of distracted
driving, CAA Saskatchewan has launched
a “Drive Now, Text Later” campaign
(caask.ca/textingdriving) that includes a
short video and radio commercial titled
“R u there?” According to a CAA poll conducted earlier this year almost all Canadians agree that texting while driving is
unacceptable, but they’re still doing it in
significant numbers.
“Drivers are still texting while driving,
talking on the cell phone or downloading
music or other information from their
portable devices,” said Christine Niemczyk, Director of Communications, CAA
Saskatchewan. “We all know it’s wrong
so perhaps if we all talk about it, then
we can all do our part to eliminate distracted driving, especially texting while
driving,” she added.
The CAA poll found that 90% of Canadians say texting while driving is socially unacceptable. Texting while driving emerged as a phenomenon just a few
years ago. It is now illegal in all provinces
but, as with other road safety issues such
as seatbelt usage and drinking and driving, laws are only part of the equation.
The three most common reasons according to the poll that people cite for
texting and driving are connecting with
family, urgent personal matters and
To help with summer travel plans, here
are some important driving tips from
CAA Saskatchewan:
· Plan your route carefully to avoid
driving unnecessary kilometres and
share your route with friends or family
expecting your arrival.
· Check weather and road conditions
to and from the destination and allow
enough time to reach there safely.
· Have your vehicle inspected prior to
travelling to ensure your vehicle is in top
operating condition and to avoid breakdowns during your summer travels. If
unexpected breakdowns do occur, be
sure to have access to a roadside assistance provider like CAA.
The CAA Mobile App is also available
to access roadside service or for Member
benefits including TripTiks, tourbooks
and maps.
· Ensure seatbelts are in proper working condition. Children should be secured properly in car or booster seats.
· Slow to 60 km/hr on Saskatchewan
highways when passing emergency responders such as tow truck operators,
and ambulance or law enforcement personnel assisting other motorists on our
· Obey the posted speed limit when
travelling through road construction
· Don’t drink and drive.
· Drivers, carry a fully-charged cell
phone for emergency purposes only and
appoint a passenger to manage your
phone and satellite navigation needs.
· Pack a vehicle safety kit (available at
all CAA Saskatchewan locations or online) and also store non-perishable food
and water.
· Motorists, pull over when safe to do
so, to make phone calls, text or review
· Don’t drive if you’re overtired. Stop
regularly for breaks.
· Remember, gas prices are easily accessible via the CAA app & CAA Gas Price
· Additional safe driving tips are available at caask.ca/safety.
Wishing all Canadians the best as we celebrate
our nation’s birthday!
Happy Canada Day!
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Mont Nebo Ladies’ Night Out a huge success
Submitted by Naomi Klumpenhower
Fun, food, faith - that was the ‘Ladies Night Out’ that took
place at the Mont Nebo Community Hall, Saturday, May 30th.
As they entered the hall, the ladies were greeted by antique
sewing mannequins displaying beautiful, old wedding dresses.
The tables were decorated with gems, flowers, and mirrors;
pom poms hung from the ceiling like a field of pastel wildflowers.
The evening began with much laughter as teams were formed
and asked to perform various activities to gain points. In the
end, even the losing team received a prize.
That wasn’t the only opportunity to receive gifts, as door
prizes donated from various people and/or companies were
handed out.
After enjoying a delicious dessert of mini cupcakes and
cheesecakes, the ladies were serenaded by the beautiful talent
of Kerstin Hettinga, the guest musician/speaker.
She spoke of her journey through life and faith with God, and
how your life is a lot like a mirror: it can be a reflection of a lot
of things - good or bad - but ultimately, it should be a reflection
of God.
Kerstin, having travelled many places singing and playing
piano, also gifted the ladies with her lovely voice and songs.
The evening was concluded with more door prizes, food, and
lots of laughter as the ladies visited amongst each other. All in
all, it was a night out to be enjoyed as the woman’s hearts were
refreshed by God’s Word, their stomachs filled with delicious
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