Saturday, June 24, 2017

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Lisa's Corner: The return of catalogue shopping

By Lisa Goudy

I am reminded today of something my grandparents recently told me.

I was over at their place for dinner with the family and my grandparents noted that we as a society are going back to catalogue shopping, except using the Internet, and that it was a shame.

The more I thought about it, the more I realized they were right. Catalogue shopping was a big thing years ago. 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Selling lemonade for a cause

Crystal Schick/Times-Herald
Cassidy Evans, 9, poses with a cup of lemonade during a break
in the after school rush in Moose Jaw on June 23, 2017.
By Lisa Goudy

Nine-year-old Cassidy Evans has a secret recipe for her lemonade.

Every year for the last five years, she has been selling that lemonade, as well as some snacks, for a cause close to her heart.

All of the proceeds from the lemonade stand go toward finding a cure for cystic fibrosis by supporting Cystic Fibrosis Canada.
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Moose Jaw Times-Herald: ‘A tale of two brain injuries’

Submitted photo

Hailey Harms is a brain injury survivor from Shellbrook,
Sask. who is one of the faces of the Saskatchewan Brain
Injury Association’s brain injury awareness month campaign.
By Lisa Goudy

Hailey Harms of Shellbrook, Sask. dreamed of becoming a professional figure skater since she was five years old.

A champion figure skater competing for the Saskatchewan High Performance Figure Skating Team working to become part of the Canadian national team, Harms lived and trained all over the country. At 16, she moved to British Columbia to join the Vancouver International Ice Dance Academy.

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Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Doctor calls on gov’t to reverse podiatry services cut

Crystal Schick/Times-Herald

Dr. Ata Stationwala poses for a photo in his
office at Providence Place in Moose Jaw.
By Lisa Goudy

Moose Jaw’s only podiatrist believes the provincial government’s decision to cut funding to podiatry services effective July 1 will result in patients losing limbs.

“There’s no question that the community here needs the service. From a business standpoint, I’m going to have no issues maintaining the clinic,” said Dr. Ata Stationwala.

“My concern is it’s going to be a clinic that’s now going to be for the elite, those who can afford the services. A lot of times the people who need the services the most are the people that don’t have the fiscal means to come after the service. So it’s a challenge for sure. I am very much concerned about some of my patients who are going to end up losing legs because of these changes.”

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Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Sunningdale supports local shelter

Grade 3 class takes on social change project to collect donations to the humane society

Lisa Goudy/Times-Herald

Van Nagel, Grade 3 student at Sunningdale
Elementary School, and Tayler Gardner, Grade 3
teacher at Sunningdale, pose by the class’ donation to
the Moose Jaw Humane Society on June 20, 2017.

By Lisa Goudy

Following a suggestion from one of her students, Tayler Gardner’s Grade 3 class banded together to help the humane society.

“We’re learning a lot at Sunningdale about character education, so respect and empathy and I thought this would be one of the best ways for them to see firsthand about helping people,” said Gardner, a teacher at Sunningdale Elementary School. “It’s so they know they need other people and other people need them. It’s just important to have those relationships and those connections.” 

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Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Preparing for a final farewell

Saskatchewan Express to mark Canada’s 150th birthday with new show set for Moose Jaw this Saturday

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The Saskatchewan Express summer cast is bringing
their new Oh! Canada show to Moose Jaw on June 24,
2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mae Wilson Theatre
at the Moose Jaw Cultural Centre.

By Lisa Goudy

As the Saskatchewan Express prepares for its Canada 150 show, Moose Jaw’s Miranda Rose Sheepwash is preparing to say goodbye.

“There’s a lot of nostalgia, I guess, with this show and a lot of last times we’ll be doing things,” said Sheepwash, 21. “So it’s all kind of bittersweet and it’s really nice to be able to be part of the very last cast with Carol (Gay Bell).”

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Moose Jaw Sears store to close

Moose Jaw location one of four in Sask. to shutter doors
Crystal Schick/Times-Herald
The anchor store at the Town ‘n’ Country Mall will be
closing up shop, putting more than 50 people out of work.

By Lisa Goudy

Moose Jaw’s 53 employees at Sears will soon be out of work.

Sears Canada announced Thursday that it is closing 59 locations across Canada, including Moose Jaw’s at the Town ‘n’ Country Mall. The flagship retailer expects to lay off 2,900 workers across Canada as well, both in the retail network and at its corporate head office in Toronto. The Moose Jaw store employs 15 full-time and 38 part-time employees.

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