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From the Desk of Warren Michelson August 17, 2018

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Premier Moe Announces Cabinet Changes

Premier Moe today announced changes to his cabinet including a new Agriculture Minister and a new Minister of Highways and Infrastructure following the resignation of Lyle Stewart from cabinet for health reasons.

  • David Marit becomes Minister of Agriculture.  Marit previously served as Minister of Highways and Infrastructure.
  • Lori Carr becomes Minister of Highways and Infrastructure.  Carr previously served as Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Finance and Government Deputy Whip.
  • Deputy Premier Gordon Wyant remains Minister of Education, while adding responsibility for SaskBuilds.

“I am confident that both Dave and Lori will bring an important perspective to their new portfolios, and I look forward to working with them as we stand up for Saskatchewan” said Moe.  “I would also like to thank our Deputy Premier as he takes on additional responsibility in an incredibly important file to our province’s infrastructure needs.  Lyle Stewart will remain a strong mentor and advisor to our cabinet when it comes to supporting our agriculture sector while we stand with him in his battle against cancer.”
Stewart previously announced he was stepping down as Saskatchewan’s Minister of Agriculture to focus on his battle with cancer.  Stewart will remain as MLA for Lumsden-Morse.
Premier Moe also announced that Lisa Lambert becomes Government Deputy Whip.

Nominate Someone Today for the Province’s Highest Honour

Lieutenant Governor W. Thomas Molloy announced nominations will be accepted until November 1, 2018 for the 2019 recipients of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit.

“The Saskatchewan Order of Merit enables us to recognize our most outstanding citizens,” Molloy said.  “Our province is full of committed individuals who have made our home a better place.  I encourage everyone to consider nominating a deserving person for our highest honour.”

The Saskatchewan Order of Merit was established in 1985 to recognize excellence, achievement, and contributions to the cultural, social and economic well-being of the province.
Previous recipients have come from diverse backgrounds and have made contributions to the arts, business and industry, agriculture and volunteer service.
Nominees must be current or former long-term residents of Saskatchewan. Any individual or group can submit a nomination, but the nomination must be for an individual, not an organization.  Posthumous nominations are accepted within one year of an individual’s date of death.
The recipients of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit will be invested by the Lieutenant Governor at a ceremony in the spring of 2019.
To nominate a deserving individual, or to learn more, visit


Alice & the Midnighters were Wednesday evenings entertainment for Concert in the Park and with summer coming to an end,  The Twilighters  will be performing the last show of the season on Wed. Aug. 22 at 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.   If you haven’t had an opportunity to make any shows this summer,  Wednesday will be your last chance until next year. 
Investment of $1.5 Million for South West Provincial Parks

The Government of Saskatchewan is investing more than $1.5 million in facility and infrastructure improvements for parks in the province’s South West in 2018-19.
“The provincial parks in the South West region continue to be popular travel destinations for families,” Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Gene Makowsky said.  “Investing in improvements will help us increase safety and reliability of our facilities and services, and contribute to a positive experience for our visitors and their families.”
Upgrades scheduled for completion prior to the 2019 camping season in the South West include:
  • Boat launch improvements at Buffalo Pound Provincial Park;
  • Campground electrical expansion at Shady Pine campground in Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park;
  • Completion of campground electrical service improvements in Douglas Provincial Park and Danielson Provincial Park;
  • Completion of interpretive displays in the new visitor reception centre in Douglas Provincial Park;
  • New digital messaging sign at Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park; and
  • Sewage lagoon upgrades at Douglas Provincial Park.
The $1.5 million is in addition to more than $12 million invested in South West parks over the past five years for improvements including:
  • New service centres;
  • Additional full service campsites;
  • Major road upgrades;
  • New visitor reception centre; and
  • Electrical campground expansions and upgrades.
A total investment of more than $11 million for planned improvements throughout the provincial park system in 2018-19 will increase total investment in parks to nearly $110 million since 2008.  Saskatchewan’s provincial parks continue to be an important destination, attracting visitors and bringing economic benefits to the entire province.

High Street: Great again!
Consumer Alert – Want to See Carrie Underwood in Saskatoon?

Tickets to Carrie Underwood’s concert next spring in Saskatoon go on sale this Friday, August 17 at 10 a.m. The Consumer Protection Division of the Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority wants to remind you if you’re planning on buying a concert ticket within the first 48 hours of it going on sale, make sure you buy from a primary seller, such as Ticketmaster.
First Choice

Saskatchewan residents and surrounding jurisdictions have exclusive access to tickets for concerts held in this province in the first hour of sale to the general public. After this hour, the primary seller can sell tickets to areas outside of Saskatchewan.


In the first 48 hours of sale to the general public, only a primary seller can sell concert tickets. After 48 hours, resellers can advertise and resell tickets. If you buy from a resale site within the first 48 hours, tickets might be fake.

Signs that Tickets May Be Fake:
  • listed for sale without specific seat numbers; and
  • listed in U.S. dollar amounts for a Canadian show.
Protect Yourself – Buy with a Credit Card

If you buy from a resale site and get a fake ticket, it may be easier to get a refund by purchasing tickets with a credit card compared to cash or debit.  Read the terms and conditions on the card to understand what protections are available.

Problem with a Recently Purchased Concert Ticket?

If consumers wish to file a formal complaint about ticket sales, they can contact the Consumer Protection Division toll free at 1-877-880-5550 or by email at

For more information about ticket sales, visit:
Premier Scott Moe Calls Regina Northeast Byelection

Premier Scott Moe today announced that a byelection will be held on September 12 to fill the vacant Regina Northeast seat.

Moe said Regina Northeast voters will have a chance to decide who is best to represent them on important issues like managing the province’s economy and standing up for Saskatchewan against the federal carbon tax.

“I expect a strongly contested byelection and look forward to the campaign,” Moe said.

Crop Report for the Period August 7 to August 13, 2018

Harvest is proceeding quickly in the province, due to the recent hot and dry weather.  Five per cent of the crop is now combined and nine per cent is swathed or ready to straight-cut, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s weekly Crop Report.

The five-year (2013-2017) average for this time of year is three per cent combined and four per cent swathed or ready to straight-cut.

Seventy-one per cent of the fall rye, 24 per cent of the spring wheat, 21 per cent of the field peas, 20 per cent of the lentils, three per cent of the durum and barley and one per cent of the spring wheat and oats are now in the bin.  Six per cent of the canola has been swathed or prepared for straight-cutting.

Harvest is most advanced in the southwest, where 10 per cent of the crop is combined.  The southeastern region has eight per cent combined and the west-central and east-central regions two per cent.  Producers in the north have less than one per cent of the crop in the bin, but many expect to be in the field soon.

The majority of the province did not receive any rainfall last week, although the Nipawin area reported 19 mm of rain, the Spiritwood area 22 mm and the Meadow Lake area 29 mm.  Any further rainfall will come too late for many of the crops still in the field, as they are rapidly drying down.

Topsoil moisture conditions have significantly worsened with the hot and dry conditions.  Across the province, topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as 31 per cent adequate, 44 per cent short and 25 per cent very short.  Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 24 per cent adequate, 38 per cent short and 38 per cent very short.

Most crop damage this past week was due to lack of moisture, wind and extreme temperatures. Many southern and central areas of the province recorded temperatures well above 35 C for a number of days last week; some areas such as Moose Jaw reported temperatures above 40 C. These high temperatures have caused crops to dry down rapidly, and yield and quality may be affected. There have been reports of stubble and combine fires in drier areas. Producers are busy combining, swathing crops and hauling bales.

A complete, printable version of the Crop Report is available online at
Follow the 2018 Crop Report on Twitter at @SKAgriculture.

Petroleum Opportunities near Kindersley Dominate August Public Offering

The Kindersley area was the primary focus of attention for Saskatchewan’s August public offering of Crown petroleum and natural gas rights held on Tuesday, which generated $6.5 million in revenue for the province. This public offering, the third of six scheduled throughout the year, brings the total for the 2018-19 fiscal year to date to $25 million.

A total of 79 leases representing 17,595.832 hectares were sold in the Kindersley area for a total of $3,741,871.95. The Estevan area produced revenue of $2,692,362.95 for 21 leases totaling 1,829.194 hectares.

“We continue to work hard to develop a positive investment climate for the petroleum industry in Saskatchewan and, as a result, the industry recognizes our royalty regime is stable and compares favourably with other jurisdictions,” said Energy and Resources Minister Bronwyn Eyre. “We are committed to working closely with industry to provide as much certainty as possible for current and future investments.”

Ten parcels located north of Kisbey and totalling 971.250 hectares were purchased for $1,320,677.91. These parcels were purchased by Beacon Land Services Ltd. and are prospective for multiple targets including the Frobisher-Alida Beds of the Madison Group and the Bakken Formation. The highest bonus bid for a parcel was $568,649.34 for 161.876 hectares. This parcel is located northeast of Midale and was purchased by Windfall Resources Ltd.

The next public offering of petroleum and natural gas rights will be held on October 2, 2018.


Friday, August 17, 2018

What: Community Flea Market
Time:  3:00 – 9:00 p.m. 
Place:  Wild Life Hall

What: RuBarb Presents – Mary Poppins
Time:  7:30 p.m. 
Place:  Mae Wilson Theatre

Saturday, August 18, 2018

What: Moose Jaw Flying Club Fly-In/Drive-in Breakfast
Time:  8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 
Place:  MJ Airport

Cost is $10 for adults, and $5 for 10 and under. 

What: Train Rides at the WDM
Time:  11:00 a.m. 
Place:  WDM

What: RuBarb Presents – Mary Poppins
Time:  2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. 
Place:  Mae Wilson Theatre

Sunday, August 19, 2018

What: Mortlach Market
Time: 10:00 a.m. 
Place: Mortlach Antiques and Collectables, #20 Rose Street, Mortlach

What: Kaiden Esmond 2018 world Armwrestling championship
Time:  11:00 a.m. 
Place:  Peavey Mart Parking Lot
BBQ to support your local youth Armwrestler on his way to Antalya Turkey. Silent auction prizes and progressive 50/50 tickets available!!



Yoga in the Park

Every Monday @ 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Amphitheatre- Crescent Park- By donation- in support of Hunger in MJ

Concert in the Park

Every Wednesday @ 7:00 p.m. 
Crescent Park

Downtown Moose Jaw Guided Walking Tours

Every Saturday @ 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Leaving hourly

Call to book 306-691-2015

Souvenir Shop

Summer Art Programs

MJ Museum & Art Gallery

To register 306-692-4471

Ages 3-5, 6-8, 9-11, 12 and up.

All programs include materials and snacks

Western Development Museum Summer Heritage Club

Ages 5-18.

more info/ register www.wdm.ca/mj