Monday, September 30, 2013

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Infrastructure won’t be single priority of council

Residents say infrastructure is biggest concern in citizen survey
Coun. Brian Swanson discusses his motion
to make infrastructure the single strategic
priority in the 2014 operating budget at
Monday's council meeting at city hall.
Times-Herald photo by Lisa Goudy

By Lisa Goudy






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Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Enrolment down in Holy Trinity Catholic School Division

By Lisa Goudy


Enrolment numbers are a bit lower in the Holy Trinity Catholic School Division (HTCSD) this year.

Celeste York, director of education with the HTCSD, said across the division as of Monday, there are 2,189 students enrolled in the schools, 63 fewer students than there were in 2012.

“That is what we expected. What we’re looking at though, in terms of where the healthy enrolments are, we’ve got large numbers in pre-K, K and Grade 1,” said York.

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Moose Jaw Times-Herald: The art of winemaking from Chile

Co-owner of Torreon de Paredes winery visits Moose Jaw
Alvaro Paredes, winemaker and co-owner of the Torreon
de Paredes winery in Rengo, Chile, shows a bottle of Don
Amado wine at Java Express at 23 Main St. on Sept. 29,
2013 where he showcased a selection of his wines.
 The Don Amado wine is named after the Paredes' father
and the winery's founder, Don Amado Paredes.
Times-Herald photo by Lisa Goudy

By Lisa Goudy


For winemaker Alvaro Paredes, blending wine is similar to painting a picture.

“If you paint the picture with just one colour, it will be quite boring ... If you add more colour you are going to have a nice painting. With wine it’s the same thing,” said Paredes. “You are trying to grab with one variety, you grab the body of that wine, but then you want to improve the floral note that comes from other varieties, then a sweetness that comes from other varieties.

“So in those terms, I am saying that blending gives you that capacity to obtain more complex wines.”

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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: From hoop dancing to creating chairs

Culture Days events held at WDM, Cultural Centre
Terrence Littletent,  world championship hoop dancer
from the Kawacatoose First Nation, demonstrates hoop
dancing with audience members as part of Culture Days
at the Western Development Museum on Saturday.
Times-Herald photo by Lisa Goudy

By Lisa Goudy


Hoop dancing has special meaning for Terrence Littletent.

“Hoop dancing, it’s a way of life for me. It’s just not a dance. It’s a way of life,” said Littletent, world championship hoop dancer from the Kawacatoose First Nation. “I’ve been doing it for many years and through my travels, I recreate the story as I go along. Everybody walks this journey of life and takes bits and pieces to create their story. So that’s how I took the story and created my own story through the hoop dance.”

Littletent shared the First Nations culture dance outside of the Moose Jaw Western Development Museum (WDM) on Saturday as part of Moose Jaw’s participation in Canada Culture Days this weekend.

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Memories shared at church’s 100th celebration

Helen Koshman looks over some memorabilia from the
Holy Trinity Orthodox Church choir in the 1950s on
Sunday at the Cosmo Senior Citizens Centre as part
of the church's 100th anniversary celebrations.
Times-Herald photo by Lisa Goudy
By Lisa Goudy


Helen Koshman has many good memories with the Holy Trinity Orthodox Church choir from the 1950s.

“We used to go singing at Christmastime to the homes and we went to the Government House in Regina to sing for them,” she said. “It was an awesome time.”

Koshman was one of the people who attended the 100th anniversary celebrations of the Moose Jaw church on Sunday.

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Unattended cooler raises questions, but no threat

By Lisa Goudy


An unattended cooler on the ledge of the Moose Jaw police station temporarily shut down part of Fairford Street West Sunday morning.

“There really wasn’t much to it. Basically it was brought to police attention that there was an unattended package on the ledge of the police station,” said Sgt. Rick Johns with the Moose Jaw Police Service. 

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: SRCA finals fun for all ages

Blair Norris, 18, of Hanley, Sask. competes in pole
bending at the Saskatchewan Riding Clubs Association
(SRCA) provincial finals on Sept. 29, 2013 at the Golden
Mile Arena at the Moose Jaw Exhibition Grounds.
Times-Herald photo by Lisa Goudy
By Lisa Goudy


For 18-year-old Blair Norris of Hanley, Sask., the Saskatchewan Riding Clubs Association (SRCA) provincial finals is about more than winning a title.

“I haven’t placed, but that’s OK with me. I just like competing,” she said on Sunday morning. “I love being with my horse and riding. Barrel racing is my favourite and I like … meeting new people.”

From Friday through Sunday, the 47th annual SRCA finals took place at the Golden Mile Arena at the Moose Jaw Exhibition Grounds.

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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Hanging out in the pumpkin patch

Second annual pumpkin festival a success

Maesa Johnston plays with some balls at the Yara
Community Gardens' second annual Pumpkin
Harvest Festival at 1000 Grey Ave. on Saturday.
Times-Herald photo by Lisa Goudy
By Lisa Goudy


Pumpkins and smiles filled 1000 Grey Ave. on Saturday.

Yara Community Gardens held its second annual Pumpkin Harvest Festival on Saturday.

“The kids are having a great time. There’s so many different activities for them. My kids love it,” said Jennifer Delaurier. 

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Walking for suicide prevention and support

A dove is released during the benediction ceremonies
of Journey to Hope 2013 in Crescent Park on Saturday.
Times-Herald photo by Lisa Goudy
By Lisa Goudy


Kandis Simmons lost her husband, Kevin Molloy, to suicide three years ago.

“My husband had schizophrenia. He didn’t even go to grocery stores,” she said. “He couldn’t come out. He came out at night … You couldn’t get a counselor to come in and see him because they all work out of offices. So you (need to) try and change the way it’s done to reach the ones that can’t seem to get out and get the help they need.”

Simmons was one of many participants in the sixth annual Journey to Hope on Saturday in Crescent Park in support of suicide prevention and awareness.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: A legacy for the Saskatchewan Dragoons

(From left) Jocelyn Hutchinson, friend of the Saskatchewan
Dragoons regiment, Moose Jaw Wakamow MLA Greg
Lawrence and his wife Marjorie admire some of the banners
on display at the Lt.-Col. D.V. Currie Armoury on Friday night.
Times-Herald photo by Lisa Goudy
By Lisa Goudy


The Suicide Batallion in the First World War had its headquarters at the Lt.-Col. D.V. Currie Armoury in Moose Jaw.

The 46th Canadian Infantry Battalion, deployed on Aug. 10, 1916, received the nickname the Suicide Battalion because 91.5 per cent of the regiment died. A total of 1,433 died and 3,484 were wounded, some with serious injuries.

“Moose Jaw lost a lot of young men and when you think of what happened back then, these guys were all the farmers. They were all the people who were young and upcoming,” said Jocelyn Hutchinson, friend of the Saskatchewan Dragoons regiment. “That’s why this means so much.”

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Lisa's Corner: Learning from books, movies and TV

By Lisa Goudy


You can learn a lot from books, movies and television shows.

School and life experiences are, of course, invaluable in learning. There is no argument with that.

It’s also important to note that not all books, movies and television shows teach us good lessons. Some of them actually send bad messages that can have an effect on young children who grow up in this market, see all the violence in entertainment and arguably can become desensitized to violence.

However, I think there are many good things we can learn from popular books, movies and television shows. In an age where those media are dominant, it is a great way to teach positive lessons, inspire hope and provide good, fun entertainment.

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Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Vanier student receives Sask. academic award

Grade 11 Vanier Collegiate student Shaylee Rosnes
received the Saskatchewan Council of Exceptional
Children’s Yes I Can Academic Award.
Times-Herald photo by Lisa Goudy
By Lisa Goudy


Vanier Collegiate student Shaylee Rosnes was surprised to receive a provincial academic honour.

“It’s really awesome actually. I wasn’t expecting to win at all. So the fact that I did is just awesome,” she said.

Rosnes is the recipient of the Saskatchewan Council of Exceptional Children’s Yes I Can Academic Award. The Grade 11 student is diagnosed with spastic cerebral diplegia and uses a wheelchair to get to school and class.

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Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Moose Jaw mayor: P3 model not “viable option” for Moose Jaw

By Lisa Goudy


Regina will be using a public-private partnership (P3) model, but Mayor Deb Higgins doesn’t see it happening in Moose Jaw.

“In any of the information I’ve seen, they kind of put a benchmark of about $50 million project or larger before they’re worthwhile doing or you’re able to do them as a P3,” said Higgins. “I don’t believe there’s anything that we have on the go right now or that we’re looking at in the next few years that would put us anywhere close to that kind of a dollar value.

“So yeah, I don’t see it as a real viable option for the City of Moose Jaw and the projects that we do.”

The City of Regina held a referendum on funding to build the city’s new wastewater treatment plant on Wednesday. 

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: 'Summery-like weather' not over yet

Dogs Emmy (foreground) and Abby (background) go for a
walk with their owner on Valleyview Drive on Wednesday.
Times-Herald photo by Lisa Goudy
By Lisa Goudy


Warmer weather isn’t going to change when the calendar shifts into October.

“My sense is that there’s still a lot of pleasant weather to come. Just because we change the calendar doesn’t mean we change the weather,” said David Phillips, senior climatologist at Environment Canada. “You know, the weather ... sometimes in the fall is rather fickle. It goes back and forth.

“Nature starts kind of testing this year and is testing itself in terms of bringing some kind of a hint of winter and then summer lingers on, you see. So that’s really what fall is. It’s a transition season.”

He said the weather system that brought cooler weather will also bring between 15 and 20 millimeters of rain on Thursday.

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Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Get pets vaccinated and prevent rabies

Dr. Bob Bellamy inspects a kitten at the Bellamy
Harrison Animal Hospital on Wednesday.
Times-Herald photo by Lisa Goudy
By Lisa Goudy


Rabies is “relatively common” in the Moose Jaw area, according to local veterinarian Dr. Bob Bellamy.

“In my career, which spans 30 years or more, I’ve probably diagnosed it four or five times. I’ve had to take post-exposure rabies treatment four or five times. So it is certainly out there,” the veterinarian at Bellamy Harrison Animal Hospital said.

“Rabies is a significant disease and quite a scary disease from a veterinary perspective … Rabies, unfortunately, is a fatal disease in both animals and people.”

World Rabies Day, established in 2007, is on Saturday. It is intended to raise global awareness of the disease. He said it’s important to vaccinate pets.

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Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Feline AIDS a common disease in cats

By Lisa Goudy


Approximately two in 10 feral cats in Saskatchewan have feline AIDS (FIV).

“Certainly we have become aware of how frequent the disease is in Saskatchewan,” said Dr. Bob Bellamy, veterinarian at the Bellamy Harrison Animal Hospital. “Now roughly about 15 per cent of the cats that have been submitted this summer have tested positive for feline AIDS. That’s quite an alarming statistic.”

He said those cats spread the disease to other wild cats and house pets allowed to be outside.
A feral cat with FIV can spread it to other wild cats and house pets allowed to be outdoors. The virus has no effect on humans, but is contagious and fatal to cats with no effective treatment.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Multiculturalism rich in church’s 100-year history

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church to celebrate its centennial
On Sept. 29, 2013 the Holy Trinity Orthodox Church 
will have a service, information and picture displays and 
a private banquet to celebrate its 100th anniversary. 
Times-Herald photo by Lisa Goudy

By Lisa Goudy

Many cultures make up the congregation of the Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Moose Jaw.

“There’s a huge number of people in Moose Jaw that have ties to the church just because they’ve been here so long and because it was a multicultural church,” said Anna Bingham of the church. “It wasn’t just one culture such as Ukrainian Orthodox or Russian Orthodox or Greek Orthodox, but there were people from different cultures that took part in building the parish and we still have a great cross-section of cultures there.”

From refugees from African nations with Orthodox faith to Eastern Europeans, she said there is a “mix of people that wind up having ties to the church in some way.”

The parish was founded in 1913. On Sunday there are celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the church on South Hill.

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Helping out a neighbour in need

Caronport students assist harvesting farmer's produce

By Lisa Goudy


Before helping harvest produce, Grade 9 student Matty Kozun didn’t realize what was involved.

“It was cool because I never knew how much actual labour went into us getting a strawberry that we just go to the store and buy,” the Caronport High School student said. “It was really cool to be able to be a part of that. So it’s a bonus to be with all your friends and just have fun.”

Kozun was one of 22 Grade 9 students who helped complete a local farmer’s harvest at Grandpa’s Garden near Caron on Thursday. On Friday, 30 Grade 11 and 12 students went to help out as well.

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Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Larry the Cable Guy coming to Mosaic Place

By Lisa Goudy


Larry the Cable Guy will put on a show at Mosaic Place.

On Jan. 18 at 8 p.m. the stand-up comedian will entertain at Mosaic Place. He is a multiplatinum recording artist, Grammy nominee, Billboard award winner and he has created The Git-R-Done Foundation, which has donated more than $7 million to various charities.

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Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Lisa's Corner: New Miss America showcases diverse culture

By Lisa Goudy


When I first heard the new Miss America has Indian heritage, my first reaction was: It’s about time.

Earlier this week it was announced 24-year-old Nina Davuluri, who was named Miss New York 2013, won the title of Miss America 2013. She is the first woman with an Indian background to win the title.

I rarely pay attention to the winners of these pageants. It’s just not one of my interests and I am of the opinion beauty pageants define what is considered beautiful, which degrades anyone who looks different. After all, it’s what’s inside that truly makes us beautiful.

Even so, this story caught my eye.

I think it’s great she won. Regardless of what I or anyone else think of beauty pageants or the “ideal beauty,” it still tells us something about society.

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Briercrest, U of S sign transfer credit agreement

Wes Olmstead, vice-president and academic
of Briercrest College and Seminary (left), and
David Parkinson, vice-dean of humanities and
fine arts at the University of Saskatchewan,
sign a renewal transfer credit agreement on
Thursday in the Archibald Library at Briercrest.
Times-Herald photo by Lisa Goudy
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Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Pumpkin festival fun returning to Grey Avenue

By Lisa Goudy


The pumpkins are harvested and Yara Community Gardens is celebrating.

The second annual Pumpkin Harvest Festival will take place on Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1000 Grey Ave.

“It’s kind of a casual family event to celebrate the fall season and to celebrate another successful harvest,” said community gardens co-ordinator Sarah Varey. “We’re just so pleased to welcome the community and the neighbourhood over.”

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Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Two local events set for Moose Jaw Culture Days

By Lisa Goudy


Celebrations of culture are headed to Moose Jaw once again, this year at the Western Development Museum (WDM) and the Moose Jaw Cultural Centre.

Culture Days are celebrated across Canada on Sept. 27, 28 and 29. All Moose Jaw events are free of charge.

“People tend to forget that there is a Canadian culture and it’s diverse and interesting,” said Jackie Hall, program/education officer at the Moose Jaw WDM. “There’s a lot out there to do that is related to culture.”

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Council notebook: Wakamow, infrastructure motions to be debated at council

Council meets on Sept. 16, 2013 at city hall.
Times-Herald photo by Lisa Goudy
By Lisa Goudy


Council will discuss a Wakamow Valley motion and an infrastructure motion at the next regular meeting.

At Monday’s council meeting, Coun. Brian Swanson gave notice of two motions.

The first motion will be: “That the City of Moose Jaw commission the construction of a scale-model of the Wakamow Valley from Plaxton’s Lake to the southern edge of the Wild Animal Park and to include Valley View Centre lands.

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Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Deja Vu restaurant to move across the street

Owners bought former Dutch Bakery building

Deja Vu co-owner Brandon Richardson prepares to open
the restaurant on Wednesday. The restaurant will be
moving to the former Dutch Bakery across the street.
Times-Herald photo by Lisa Goudy
By Lisa Goudy


There is something to be said about family businesses.

“Dutch Bakery has been a family business for more than 50 years and now they’ve sold it to another family business,” said Brandon Richardson, co-owner of Deja Vu restaurant, along with his wife Tammy. “(The Dutch Bakery owners) liked the idea of it staying family-owned … If we didn’t buy it, somebody else would’ve and who knows what they would’ve done with it.”

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Local dancers to hit the stage with Moscow Ballet

Twelve dancers selected to perform at upcoming Moose Jaw, Regina shows

Twelve dancers from Dance Images by BJ will perform
in the Moscow Ballet's performance of The Great
Russian Nutcracker in Regina on Nov. 18 and in Moose
Jaw on Nov. 19. From left: (Back row) Ha'Keena Maneso,
Rachael Carline, Mackenzie Walter, Karina Daintree,
Ashlyn McElree. (Middle row): Paige Carline, Kira Bryan,
Reagan Blatz. (Front row): Jazmyne Sereda, Channing
Bowes, Isabella Colenutt. Missing: Nichole Salsman.
Times-Herald photo by Lisa Goudy
By Lisa Goudy


Being with professional dancers is an aspiring dancer’s dream.

For 12 dancers at Dance Images by BJ, that dream will be a reality. The local dancers were selected to be perform with two of the Moscow Ballet’s upcoming performances of The Great Russian Nutcracker.

“It’s amazing. It’s really cool being with professionals because everybody wants to be a professional,” said 13-year-old dancer Kira Bryan. “I did it last year too. It was really great.”

The 12 dancers, aged nine to 16, will perform at the Nov. 18 show at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina and the Nov. 19 show at Mosaic Place in Moose Jaw.

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Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Beautiful properties recognized with awards

Winners of the 2013 Beautification Award Best Residential
Garden Display, Gladie and Doug Russell of 1210
Coteau St. W., a representative from the sponsor
Windmill Greenhouses and Mayor Deb Higgins
pose with the award at Monday's council meeting.
Times-Herald photo by Lisa Goudy
By Lisa Goudy


There is more than one way to promote civic pride. Presenting beautification awards at a council meeting is one of them.

Five local properties were presented with the 2013 Beautification Awards at Monday’s council meeting at city hall.

Jody Hauta, director of parks and recreation, said the annual friendly competition is intended to promote civic pride and recognize residents for their efforts in “keeping Moose Jaw beautiful.” He added it also encourages people to continue to look after their properties.

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Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Curbside recycling not in budget discussions

Council defeats environment committee's motion to discuss curbside recycling at budget

At Monday's council meeting at city hall, Coun.
Don Mitchell listens as Coun. Dawn Luhning
shares her opinions about the environment
advisory committee's motion to place curbside
recycling as an item for budget discussions.
Times-Herald photo by Lisa Goudy
By Lisa Goudy


A curbside recycling motion was defeated.

At Monday’s council meeting, the majority of council voted against the environment advisory committee’s recommendation to place curbside recycling on the budget committee agenda considering a June 1, 2014, start date for the city’s curbside recycling program.

“I would not be in favour of the taxpayer and the City of Moose Jaw getting involved in the business of curbside recycling because I truly believe that there is private business that does it well and should continue to do it well,” said Coun. Dawn Luhning.

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: No decision yet on water treatment plant

Council tables motion to renegotiate plant upgrades
Coun. Brian Swanson speaks about his
motion to renegotiate the funding formula
with the City of Regina for the Buffalo
Pound Water Treatment Plant upgrades
at Monday's council meeting at city hall.
Times-Herald photo by Lisa Goudy

By Lisa Goudy


The amount Moose Jaw citizens will have to pay for water treatment plant upgrades will be discussed mid-October.

At Monday’s council meeting council voted in favour of Coun. Patrick Boyle’s motion to table Coun. Brian Swanson’s motion for the city to renegotiate the funding formula between Moose Jaw and Regina for the Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant upgrades so it is “reflective of water usage and population of the parties involved.” It was tabled to the second council meeting in October.

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Friday, September 13, 2013

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: “Perfect summer” for crops

Local agriculture rep says harvest is on track

Norm Cobb, customer service representative at Parrish &
Heimbecker Ltd, works in his office on High Street on Friday.
Times-Herald photo by Lisa Goudy
By Lisa Goudy

If the weather holds, area crops should be in great shape.

“It’s been kind of a perfect summer for most growers as far as obtaining a high yield,” said Brent Flaten, integrated pest management specialist at the Moose Jaw office of the provincial ministry of agriculture. “Now we just want to have this weather hold so we can bring that harvest in.”

He said provincially 30 per cent of the crop is combined and 36 per cent is swathed or ready to straight-cut. This is slightly above the five-year average from 2008 to 2012, which is 28 per cent combined and 31 per cent swathed or ready to straight-cut.

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Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Lisa's Corner: Don’t let fears be the boss over us all

By Lisa Goudy


I have a slight case of spheksophobia. Spheksophobia is the Latin word for fear of wasps.

This might seem strange considering I’ve never been stung by a wasp and hopefully I never will. But I am slightly afraid of wasps. Yet I have not, am not and will not let that small fear stop me from being outside and enjoying it because I love the outdoors a lot. Everyone is afraid of something, but you can’t let it stop you from living. Life is too short for that.

According to the website www.fearofstuff.com, people with spheksophobia get “extremely agitated when they are exposed to wasps and their nests. They will flee and often their panicked response makes them an even bigger target for angry wasps, who are far more likely to sting those who make a commotion.” It added other symptoms are nausea, dizziness and feelings of “doom and terror.”

I don’t get extremely agitated nor do I feel nauseous, dizzy, or like the world’s biggest terror is descending upon me when a wasp approaches. I don’t have an extreme fear of wasps.

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Megan Nash hitting the road

Nash to tour with Yellowknife's Mary Caroline

By Lisa Goudy


Megan Nash hopes to find inspiration on the road.

“I’m looking forward to getting out there again. I’m still working on songs for my new album,” the singer/songwriter originally from Mortlach said. “It’s nice when you go on the road and you get inspired and you come back home and you can get a few more songs from that experience.”

Nash’s Northern Tour begins Sept. 19 in Yellowknife and ends Oct. 3 in Red Deer. On Sept. 30, she will play at Coffee Encounters in Moose Jaw at 7:30 p.m. She is touring with Yellowknife’s Mary Caroline.

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Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Moose Jaw vet recipient of top vet award in Sask.

Dr. Bob Bellamy works with the border collie
Dot to train for sheep herding at Bellamy Animal
Harrison Hospital this week. Bellamy received the JJ
Murison Distinguished Veterinarian award at the most
recent annual conference of the Saskatchewan
Veterinary Medical Association in Regina.
Times-Herald photo by Lisa Goudy
By Lisa Goudy

The highest award from the provincial veterinarian association went to a Moose Jaw vet.

Dr. Bob Bellamy of the Bellamy Harrison Animal Hospital received the JJ Murison Distinguished Veterinarian award at the annual conference of the Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical Association (SVMA) in Regina.

“I’m really honoured and a little bit humbled in some respects also because whenever they recognize one individual, the award basically is sort of a team effort,” said Bellamy. “While I was out running around the country campaigning and working on various projects (everyone at my clinic was) here running the business and keeping things going.”

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Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Local vet named VP of Sask. vet association

Dr. Cheryl Bellamy, the newest vice-president of the
Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical Association (SVMA),
stops for a photo with her border collie, Dill,
at Bellamy Harrison Animal Hospital this week.
Times-Herald photo by Lisa Goudy 
By Lisa Goudy


Dr. Cheryl Bellamy is looking forward to her new veterinary role.

At the recent Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical Association (SVMA) meeting, Bellamy was named vice-president of the association.

“It’s been a really excellent learning experience and I’m happy to contribute. We all need to take our turn to step up and serve,” said Bellamy. “I bring a mixed background practice to the table and it’s been good.”

The companion owner/practitioner at Bellamy Harrison Animal Hospital graduated with a B.Sc. in Agriculture from the University of Manitoba and a doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Saskatchewan.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Take five minutes to save trees

City parks gardener to hold tree-banding clinic

By Lisa Goudy


So far the city has 14 trees that have tested positive for Dutch elm disease.

Last year there were six trees with the disease.

“It’s getting to be a real problem,” said parks gardener Daily Lennox. “It takes less than five minutes. In five minutes you can have a tree banded.”

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Moose Jaw Times-Herald: City accepting nominations for Tree of Significance

By Lisa Goudy


Know of a tree with a special meaning?

If so, it can be nominated for Moose Jaw’s Tree of Significance this year. The parks and recreation department is looking for nominations for the title.

The winning tree will be announced on Sept. 25, National Tree Day in Canada as part of National Forest Week. This is the third or fourth year of the award.

“It’s mainly to bring awareness to our trees,” said parks gardener Daily Lennox.

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Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Barbecue supports YMCA Strong Kids program

Derek McRitchie (left) and Bill McLean cook
some hamburgers and hot dogs at the Moose
Jaw Real Estate Board's charity barbecue in
support of the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign
at 88 Saskatchewan St. E. on Wednesday.
Times-Herald photo by Lisa Goudy
By Lisa Goudy


Smoke rose from the barbecue as Bill McLean and Derek McRitchie grilled hamburgers and hot dogs.

A long line of people paid their $5, got the appropriate condiments, salads, beverages and snacks and received a hot dog or hamburger before finding a seat at one of the three long tables set out partly in the sun and shade.

The Moose Jaw Real Estate Board held its annual charity barbecue in support of the YMCA Strong Kids program on Wednesday.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Another use for unwanted plants

By Lisa Goudy


Before throwing out plants no longer wanted in the yard, phone the parks and recreation department.

The department began the program Recycle Your Greenery a few years ago and now is an ideal time for the city to move plants.

“Let’s say you’re clearing out your bed and you’ve got some perennials that you don’t want. Instead of throwing them in the garbage you can give me a call,” said parks gardener Daily Lennox. “I’ll come look at them and if we can use them, we’ll take them and plant them somewhere on city property.”

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