Local ref retires from ‘second life’

Local teacher Richard Berezowski called 100 games in the CFL

Local ref retires from ‘second life’By David McIver of The Crossroads After nine years, local teacher Richard Berezowski has retired as a referee for the Canadian Football League. Aug. 2 was his 100th game, Berezowski said. He had experienced highs and lows in what daughter Chantal called his “second life.” Along the way, he’s had interesting experiences and met some…

Commissions provide new funding for research projects

Combined $2.2 million from Sask Wheat and Alberta Wheat Commission to fund innovative wheat research

Commissions provide new funding for research projectsKenneth Brown of The Crossroads The wheat commissions in Saskatchewan and Alberta are supporting 11 research projects with new funds through the Agriculture Development Fund (ADF) process. A joint announcement was made on Sept. 26 to highlight a combined investment of $2.2 million by the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat) and Alberta Wheat Commission…

Alsask holds 36th annual Terry Fox fundraiser

The event raised a total of $4,445 and about 60 people attended

Alsask holds 36th annual Terry Fox fundraiserKenneth Brown of The Crossroads Terry Fox is an iconic figure from Canadian history and Alsask continues to hold a successful fundraiser in support of the Terry Fox Foundation. The community held its annual Terry Fox Run on Sept. 16 at the Alsask Lions Hall. There is a 1.5-kilometre loop mapped out if people want…

RCMP says collision investigation could take a while

There were 16 people on the converted school bus, including the driver and 15 oilfield workers. Ten people were injured

RCMP says collision investigation could take a whileCrossroads Staff A bus carrying oilfield workers collided with a semi just west of Kerrobert and the accident is expected to be under investigation for a while. The collision occurred at an intersection west of Kerrobert where highways 21, 31 and 51 meet or branch out depending on the direction of traffic, according to the…

Former Rosetown resident recognized for legal excellence

Sarat “Sasha” Maharaj worked as an accountant before he became a lawyer

Former Rosetown resident recognized for legal excellenceCrossroads staff The publication Best Lawyers in Canada for 2019 includes former Rosetown resident Sarat “Sasha” Maharaj. Maharaj, who works in corporate law in Edmonton, sought to put the honour in perspective when contacted. “I’m one of about 138 Canadian-based lawyers who received this ranking,” Maharaj said, noting that the magazine covers the legal industry.

Area businessman surpasses goal for STARS fundraiser

Garth MacDonald of G-Mac’s AgTeam Inc. raised $205,250

Area businessman surpasses goal for STARS fundraiser  Kenneth Brown of The Crossroads The 2018 Rescue on the Prairie fundraiser for STARS Air Ambulance is in the books, and a local businessman has eclipsed his fundraising goal for the annual event. Garth MacDonald, the president and CEO of G-Mac’s AgTeam Inc., had a personal goal to raise $200,000 through his involvement with…

Public tours of health facility in Leader offered this week

Renovations and expansion include acute care, community health services, primary health care and ambulance service

Public tours of health facility in Leader offered this weekSubmitted by Doug Dahl, Media Relations, Saskatchewan Health Authority The new and improved Leader and District Integrated Healthcare Facility will deliver health services in one location, improving patient access and quality care to residents. Public tours of the new facility will be available on September 19 and 20. No advance sign-up is required. The tours…

An epic journey, then and now

The Great Depression was a devastating time. The unemployment rate was at an all-time high

An epic journey, then and nowS. Andreas of The Crossroads They say a picture is worth a thousand words. In the case of the famous Fehr family photo taken during the Great Depression, a photo can inspire an epic journey that covers 1,000 km. The Great Depression was a devastating time. The unemployment rate was at an all-time high and…