Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Local cardiaction support group folds

By Lisa Goudy

After more than 20 years, the Moose Jaw Cardiaction support group has folded.

“We are ones who went through heart attacks,” said Jan Matity, chairperson of the group.
“Our membership has kind of slid right down to just a few and people are having heart attacks and they’re doing their 16 weeks of exercises and then they’re all going back to work. It’s a younger crowd having heart attacks now.

“It’s sad to see the group folding,” she continued. “But there comes a time.”

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Moose Jaw Times-Herald: EU parliament approves free trade deal with Canada

Moose Jaw-Lake Centre-Lanigan MP says the deal will likely increase trade for Canada

By Lisa Goudy

On Wednesday the European Parliament approved a revolutionary free-trade agreement with Canada.

“It is a very, very good deal for Canada,” said Tom Lukiwski, Member of Parliament for the Moose Jaw-Lake Centre-Lanigan riding. “Our government did all the heavy lifting and the negotiating with the European Union countries and the current government basically finalized the deal.”

He said Canadian trade with Europe is likely to increase, as well as sales in the Moose Jaw and Saskatchewan region.

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Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Lighting the path for scientific solutions

Dr. Robert Blyth, science project manager at Canadian Light Source (CLS) in Saskatoon, delivers a presentation on CLS’ research as part of the Festival of Words’ Canada150 speaker series at the Moose Jaw Public Library on Feb. 15, 2017. Lisa Goudy/Times-Herald

Canadian Light Source scientist speaks in Moose Jaw as part of Canada150 series

Every year, scientists from around the world come to Saskatchewan to conduct experiments using light.

Wednesday, Moose Javians had a chance to learn about it.

“There’s this amazing science laboratory in Saskatoon working on solving problems that are important to Canada and everyone in it,” said Dr. Robert Blyth, science project manager at Canadian Light Source (CLS) in Saskatoon, while speaking to a crowd at the Moose Jaw Public Library on Wednesday.

“It’s the only one in Canada because it’s so expensive, somewhere close to $400 million.”

Blyth was in Moose Jaw for a series to mark Canada’s 150th birthday put on by the Saskatchewan Festival of Words. He talked about the science that affects everyone through work to produce light using a synchrotron.

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Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Heart left behind in historical home

Lindsay Tolley takes down the for sale sign at his childhood home on Third Avenue North East in Moose Jaw, on February 14, 2017. Tolley recently renovated it and heartbrokenly sold it. Crystal Schick/Times-Herald

Marion Tolley’s son restores childhood home, sharing his mother’s passion for heritage

By Lisa Goudy

Standing in his old childhood, newly renovated home for likely the last time, Lindsay Tolley thought of his mother.

His mom, Marion Tolley, is now 93 years old and is a familiar face in Moose Jaw as one who worked hard to preserve heritage buildings in the city.

The childhood home Tolley stood in at 1314 Third Ave. N.E. is a home with some history of its own, including in regards to the 1954 two-plane midair collision that sent one plane crashing into the house next door.

“My mom watched that plane come down and we used to live down the street,” said Lindsay, one of Marion’s seven children.

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Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Family circus to entertain at Mosaic Place in July

The Royal Canadian Family Circus is coming to Moose Jaw on July 5, 2017. Submitted photo
By Lisa Goudy

The circus is coming to the city.

The Royal Canadian Family Circus is coming to Mosaic Place on July 5, 2017 at 7 p.m. with an all-new “global thrill show,” said a release from Mosaic Place.

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