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Seniors who have been struggling financially to stay in their own home may get a helping hand from the province. On March 5 discussion began when Seniors Minister George VanderBurg brought forward the Seniors Property Tax Deferral Act to the province. “What we’re going to do is we’re going to enable Albertans to defer their property taxes, part or all of it, so they can stay in their home longer,” said VanderBurg, at Sagewoods grand opening on March 2. The example VanderBurg gave is if the property tax is $3,000, the province will pay that to the municipality and upon death or transfer of the title then the municipality will pay back the province with an interest rate that will be set by the Treasury Board. In the case of a death, the monies owed to the province will be taken care of through the person’s estate; it will not fall upon family members to clear up the debt. “There are so many of our parents that are house rich, and cash poor and to be able to have a couple of hundred extra dollars…is pretty important,” said VanderBurg. “Municipalities will be worried who’s going to pay the bill. The province will pay the bill on behalf of the senior, and the senior will have the equity in their home that they’ll lever with the province.” VanderBurg expects the program to cost $1.5 million initially and could be in place by 2013. The program will be equity based. Basically the homeowner will enter into a home-equity loan agreement with the province, provided the owner has 25 per cent equity in their home. There are still a number of details to be worked out with the proposed law.
The senior girls Spartans hosted a home tournament on March 2 and 3. After starting with a loss the girls were able to pull together and dominate the rest of the tournament. All three of the StrathCUL DE SA more High School basketball teams are off to zones this weekend. FULLY DEVELO Shannon LeClair Photo
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The goal for this year’s Kits for Kids benefit concert was to raise $3,000 for Free the Children organization. Organizer Brooklyn Davidson said on March 6 she believes the approximate total is $4,700. Students showed off their various talents, and there were plenty of singers, dancers and even belly dancers.
Autographed Flames jersey to help Youth Assembly
Shannon LeCLair Times Reporter A few months ago Mayor Steve Grajczyk donated a Flames jersey, signed by the current roster, to the Strathmore Assembly of Youth (SAY) to raffle off. SAY, formerly known as the Youth Council, has finally gotten everything in place and tickets are now on sale. Grajczyk had purchased the jersey and had been looking for a group to donate the jersey to. “They don’t work with a whole bunch of money, they more work in an advisory role and having some money allows them to get some tangible results not just give advice, which is kind of nice for them,” said Jill McDonald, teacher advisor for SAY. “We are going to use it to try to implement some of the solutions the kids have come up with, maybe something related to vandalism, and hopefully some guest speakers for the group to try and kind of improve their research.” There are nine students involved in SAY, five from Strathmore High School, and four from Holy Cross Collegiate. The purpose of SAY is to provide youth input to town council, so either help them see some of the issues that youth are facing, or provide a different perspective when solving problems in town. “They are working on some vandalism issues, so maybe a dedicated space for graffiti, also talking about having an artist come in and dealing with some of the really prone-to-graffiti areas in town, put up some murals or something,” said McDonald. “They are also doing some work on recreation and trying to provide some things for kids to do in town other than nothing, because that is the common complaint your hear is there is nothing to do.” Anyone purchasing tickets must be at least 18 years old, and the draw will take place on March 19. Tickets are being sold for $5 each and can be purchased at Strathmore High School, Holy Cross Collegiate or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Strathmore Rural Fire and Strathmore Town Fire Departments as well as RCMP and eMS were called to eagle Lake Feb. 25 when a pair of fishermen fell through the ice in their truck while attempting to leave the lake after a day of fishing. The pair escaped with only cold, wet feet but sadly a pet dog was presumed drowned in the truck. High winds and blinding snow made locating the truck on the ice difficult and dangerous for the firefighters as they hoped there may be a chance they could save the pet, but by the time they arrived at the scene the cab of the truck was completely submerged.
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Seniors Minister visits facilities in Strathmore
The Minister of Seniors, George VanderBurg stopped to visit the Meadowlark Senior Care Home on March 2. VanderBurg, along with local politicians, had a chance to meet with owner Debbie Wakelam and discuss some of her concerns.
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Manny EvErEtt Times Contributor Once again the entire Standard School student body showed their true colors, wearing PINK on Feb. 29 to recognize and show support for the anti-bullying day. Every seven seconds in Canada, a child is bullied. This alarming statistic fuels the passion that is behind the now annual events held across Canada for campaign Pink Shirt Day. Students across Canada show their support by wearing pink to symbolize that bullying of any kind will not be tolerated. In this age of technology “cyber-bullying” is becoming far too prevalent in today’s society. Twittering, Facebook and cyber texting are quickly becoming avenues for major bullying. RCMP have said they are able to “track” such events if they are made aware of the problems. The flip side of social networking is that young people are beginning to use
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cyber space to look after each other, becoming “digital first responders” said Sr. Victoria Police Officer Darren Laur. So what kind of bullying happens online? A popular sort is various kinds of polls such as: Who’s the ugliest student, sluttiest girl? Students want to show off, or are seeking validation, love, drama or want to get even. Fighting events are becoming group events and students are informed instantly on their phones to attend and “cyber-texting” is far more efficient than word of mouth. Long gone are the days of “sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me.” The power of words and innuendos are often more hurtful and have a lasting effect on youth. Next it would be good to see all schools and even businesses participate in some way to continue to show support for the cause. For more information go to pinkshirtday.ca.
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Manny EvErEtt Times Contributor The Amphitheatre at Siksika High school was packed with family and friends supporting the student contestants from the area in becoming the first Siksika Idol last Wednesday, Feb. 29. Twenty-four performers took the stage and all did a tremendous job. It took a lot of courage and practicing to step out of their ‘comfort zones’ and showcase their talents. The evening began at 6:30 p.m. and two hours later all 24 contestants had given it their all. The judges had a hard time picking a winner from the entire group. In the end there was a three-way tie between three young ladies. April Minde who sang Taylor Swift’s ‘Tear Drops on my Guitar’, Shayna Leather who sang ‘Lights’ by Savior and finally Mikayla McHugh Sharp who sang ‘Country Strong’ by Gwyneth Paltrow. All three girls had to give an encore performance and the audience broke the three-way tie by applause. Mikayla McHugh Sharp won over her two senior competitors. She was gracious in her acceptance of the very first Siksika Idol trophy. Sharp also left the evening with a minirecording session with one of the high school students. Sharp said thank you to all her fellow competitors and to the audience for coming out. She also thanked the judges and wished everyone a good night. Guy Morin recently took the position as Vice Principal of Siksika High School. He said that it was an exciting “new beginning” for Siksika students and looks forward to having them showcase more of their talents in the near future.
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Siksika Nation held its first ever Siksika idol on Feb. 29. The event showcased just some of the talent these young people have to offer. Top: The three finalists out of 24 contestants April Minde, left, Shayna Leather and Mikayla McHugh Sharp. Right: Vice Principal Guy Morin awarding winner of Siksika idol Mikayla McHugh Sharp with the very first Siksika idol trophy.
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The Town of Strathmore has 582 acres of pasture land for rent. The lease will be for one year with a clause that part of it may be taken out and used by the Town at any time during the year. The highest tender on the property may not be accepted, as other conditions will be taken into consideration as well. If you are interested in this property, additional information is available at the Town Office. Please contact Dwight Stanford, CAO, at 403 934-3133, prior to March 9, 2012. A formal rental agreement will be required.
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puBlic notice to electoRs oF tHe toWn oF stRAtHmoRe, pRoVince oF AlBeRtA
section 251 – tHe municipAl goVeRnment Act tAKe notice that the Council of the Town of Strathmore, in the Province of Alberta, has given first reading to borrowing By-law No. 12-01 which will, upon final passage and approval, authorize the proper officers of the said Town to borrow monies from the Alberta Capital Finance Authority by way of debenture issue, to pay for the cost of the following municipal purpose, namely to construct a potable water reservoir. The total cost of the aforesaid project amounts to $9,000,000.00. After deducting from this cost the amount of $5,880,000.00 to be received by way of grants, and the use reserves the net amount to be borrowed on the credit and security of the municipality at large by the issue of debentures is $3,120,000.00. The debentures are to be repayable to the Alberta Capital Finance Authority in THIRTY (30) equal consecutive semi-annual installments of combined principal and interest, the semi-annual interest not to exceed five per centum (5%), or the interest rate as fixed from time to time by the Alberta capital Finance Authority. NOW THEREFORE NOTICE is hereby given by the Council of the Town of Strathmore that, unless a petition of the electors for a vote on By-law No. 12-01 is demanded, as provided for the terms of Section 231 of the Municipal Government Act, the said Council may pass the said borrowing by-law. All persons interested are hereby notified and they are required to govern themselves accordingly. dAted at the Town of Strathmore, in the Province of Alberta this 2nd day of March, 2012. Per:__Mel Tiede_________ Director of Corporate Services inFoRmAtion FoR electoRs
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The following application(s) for development has/have been conditionally approved by the Town of Strathmore, subject to the right of appeal to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board: Application: Civic Address: Legal Description: Development: 12/D-042 2 Cambria Place Lot 23, Block 1, Plan 931 1445 Variance – Side Yard Setback Variance of 0.46 meters at the east property line for existing shed, Rear Yard Setback Variance of 0.44 meters at the north property line for existing shed
The above noted file(s) can be viewed at the Town Office during regular business hours. The permit(s) is/are scheduled for issue fifteen days after the date of this publication provided no appeals are filed prior to the appeal deadline. Any person wishing to appeal this decision may do so by completing and submitting an appeal form, with the appeal fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00) to the Town of Strathmore, addressed to: Secretary, Subdivision and Development Appeal Board, Town of Strathmore, 680 Westchester Road, Strathmore, AB T1P 1J1. Date of Publication: March 9, 2012 Deadline for Appeal: March 23, 2012 Linda Nelson Deputy CAO
locAl tAlent And VendoRs WAnted FoR cAnAdA dAY!
The Town of Strathmore is extending an invitation to locals who would like to showcase their talent at our annual Canada Day in the park. We are also inviting local food vendors to set up and sell food for the day. Please contact the Town Office and ask for Jennifer if you have an interest in this.
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Town of Strathmore is looking for Volunteers for the Canada Day Celebrations. We are looking for a few people to volunteer as members of the Canada Day Committee, and a large number of people to volunteer at the event on July 1st. We are holding our first meeting on April 17, 2012 at 6:30pm in Council Chambers. If you are interested in helping out please call the Town office and ask for Jennifer.
Pursuant to Section 1(i) of the Municipal Government Act an “elector” means: A person who is eligible to vote in the election for a Councillor under the Local Authorities Election Act. Pursuant to section 47(1) of the Local Authorities Election Act a person is eligible to vote in an election if he: a. is at least 18 years old; b. is a Canadian citizen and; c. has resided in Alberta for the 6 consecutive months immediately preceding election day and is resident in the area on election day. A poll may be demanded in the Town of Strathmore by electors equal in number to at least: a. in the case of a municipality other than a summer village, by electors of the municipality equal in number to at least 10% of the population and b. in the case of a summer village, by 10% of the electors of the summer village in accordance with the provisions of section 223 of the Municipal Government Act and in accordance with the provisions of section 251 of the Municipal Government Act. The petition for a vote must be received by the Chief Administrative Officer within 15 days of the last publication of this notice and shall contain on each page “an accurate and identical statement of the purpose of the petition”. (Further requirements of the petition are provided in section 224 of the Municipal Government Act.) DATE of the last publication of this notice is the 9th, day of March, 2012.
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The Town of Strathmore honors new Canadian Citizens at our Canada Day Celebrations. If you are a new Canadian Citizen, living in Strathmore, and are planning to be in town of July 1st, we would like to hear from you. Contact the Town of Strathmore at 403-934-3133 and ask for Jennifer. We need to hear from you by June 24th, 2012
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Sagewood hosts grand opening
Shannon LeCLair Times Reporter
Though the Sagewood Seniors Community officially opened its doors a few months ago, March 2 marked the official grand opening. Councillors from both the town and Wheatland County were in attendance, along with Minister of Seniors George VanderBurg, MLA Arno Doerkson, and Mayor Steve Grajczyk. “It’s really exciting, I mean when I think of the history, the community has waited a long time for local accommodation for seniors, and this represents a lot of planning, a lot of commitment from the community to Strathmore,” said Doerkson. “I can’t say enough about the commitment from the County of Wheatland and the Town of Strathmore to their commitment for developing something that serve our community into the future. This is an exiting day, there have been a few delays along the way but here we are and the future is bright.” The federal minister and all of the provincial ministers will be meeting in the spring to share best practices. VanderBurg said visiting Sage-
wood and Meadowlark Senior Care Home and seeing their practices are the things he wants to talk about with the other ministers, while learning some of the things facilities in their jurisdictions have been doing. VanderBurg said meeting the people at both Meadowlark and Sagewood is a testimony that the needs are being met, people have a smile on their faces, they are well taken care of, are safe and socially involved. He said the staff is also the testimony he needs, he can see they love going to work and taking care of our parents and grandparents. “It’s not all the fancy décor, it’s the people and I have to tell you I am very impressed with the facility and the community. To participate here is something very, very special,” said VanderBurg. “We don’t have this in 365 communities in Alberta, we have this in Strathmore and it’s absolutely amazing for a small community to be able to step up to the plate. I know there were hurdles but there were no hurdles today when we cut that ribbon.” AgeCare Health Services is looking forward to breaking ground later this year to begin Phase 2 of the Sagewood Seniors Community.
Sagewood held it’s grand opening on March 2. There was a band providing entertainment, caricatures, a photo booth, and of course the ribbon cutting.
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Feasibility study provides next steps for arts council
Shannon LeCLair Times Reporter
Almost one year ago the Hope Bridges Society received a grant to help cover the costs of a feasibility study for a new arts facility in Strathmore. The grant came from the provincial government through the Rural Community Adaptation Program (RCAP). With guidance and expertise from RC Strategies, a Feasibility Study Committee was formed comprised of members of various local arts groups, Councilors from the Town and County, and local area residents, to work on and create the study, which was made public on Feb. 28. One of the key findings of the study was the need to form an ‘Arts Society/ Council’ to represent the arts groups in the region. “We’ve actually said it’s a pre-requisite to doing anything in terms of a facility,” said Michael Roma with RC Strategies. “The ultimate recommendation of the study is to form a regional arts council, and in this study there is some ideas as to what the composition should be. There’s a terms of reference in there that should an arts council be formed they could use that or they could modify it. The foundation is there for that to occur now, and I guess a sub recommendation is an actual facility concept.” Roma said the facility outlined in the proposal is for a building equivalent to the Civic Centre, but specifically equipped to meet the needs of the arts community. Roma admitted that the facility outlined would not be realistic for the community now. The proposal outlines what would be needed to help the ‘Arts Council’ further arts programs in the area. “That’s a good initiative, I think the approach that is being taken to plan with the future in mind is really important,” said MLA Arno Doerkson. “There will be programs where we can partner with communities, there is a good model of that happening. I think that’s where the innovative
thinking comes in too, to look at multi uses, or what kinds of local partnerships can we create to strengthen our community really.” Hope Bridges was the key to getting the feasibility study done, but from the beginning they have brought other groups in to share thoughts and opinions. Hope Bridges is still hoping to hear from different arts groups, such as culinary arts, dance groups, and many others. Some of the next steps outlined in the proposal are: the formation and capacity building of a new regional Arts Society with the support of the Town and County Councils; commitment by Town and County Councils to move forward with design and development of potential facility options; community fundraising for potential facility development options; design and construction of potential facility options once funding is secured; ongoing operations of arts programming and facilities throughout the region.
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Standing up for Alberta
Kevin SorenSon, M.P., CrowFoot Parliamentary Report Many of you have heard Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty’s attempt to dismiss positive accounts of the economic benefits our oil sands are providing Canada. McGuinty says Canada’s high “petro dollar” has hobbled exporters in his province. I say the global demand for oil and gas from Western Canada is not McGuinty’s problem. In fact, my Conservative Cabinet colleague, the Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources was one of the first to point out that the Ontario Premier ought not to ‘bite the hand that feeds him’. Minister Oliver reminds all of us that Canada has always been rich in natural resources and we have become a rich nation by exporting them. Since Confederation, exporting the vast majority of our resources to the U.S. has been a fruitful trade relationship for Canada. However, this is not a sustainable strategy because we need more foreign customers for our energy to continue to create jobs and economic growth in Canada going forward. Not to mention the federal tax revenues raised and sent to Ontario – which achieved ‘have-not’ status under Premier McGuinty’s command. Ontario should respect the fact that Canada’s resource sector is poised to lead the economic growth in our nation with over $500 billion in potential investment over the next decade. Much of this investment is to supply Asian markets. This investment, though, is not guaranteed. We are competing against energy exporting countries around the world. One of the largest impediments we face is the billions of dollars currently caught-up in Canada’s inefficient regulatory system that takes years upon years to make most decisions and up to nine years for others. For example, we’re currently in competition with Australia to supply energy to the emerging Asian market. The Australian regulatory system takes only 12 to 18 months to complete. There are hundreds of thousands of jobs at stake in Canada. These jobs will not just be in the resource sector, but in every sector from the service industry to the financial services sector – including those in Ontario. Successful energy exports will help bring jobs back to our manufacturing sector as every resource project requires manufacturing of equipment from pipes to trucks to steel beams and other infrastructure – some of it built in Ontario? Canadians want our government to ensure that we maintain and enhance our strong environmental safeguards. Our regulatory system must be fair, independent, consider different viewpoints that are based on science and the facts. Canada needs to be able to review the evidence dispassionately and then make a determination on energy export projects. There are close to 400,000 jobs in our oil sands that contribute an average of $22 billion a year to government revenues – to help pay for everything from education and health care to roads and clean energy. Estimates say that over the next 25 years there will be over 700,000 jobs and $3.3 trillion that will be contributed to Canada’s gross domestic product. Canada must prepare to provide the booming Asia-Pacific economies our oil, gas, metals and minerals – they are already asking – and we know the regulatory reforms we clearly need to make to ensure Canada’s future prosperity by, as always, exporting our natural resources. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this or previous columns you may write me at 4945-50th Street, Camrose, Alberta, T4V 1P9, call 780-608-4600, toll-free 1-800665-4358, fax 780-608-4603 or e-mail email@example.com.
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Pat Fule Fule for Thought I had a Psychology professor at the University of Calgary. He lectured a lot on human behaviour, and as well, the behaviour of people in group settings. He told us that he even did a little “conditioning” program on his baby boy! Anytime the little guy had an unpleasant experience, like hunger cries, an upset stomach, or teething, he would show him a colour photo of his wife!! I think it’s amazing, and definitely a little crazy that he would do that (ironic, eh…that a Psychology professor might be a little “crazy” himself)! After a relatively short time went by, the baby boy started to associate his mom’s face/appearance with unpleasant things! He even would start to cry whenever he saw her! He had come to associate her image with unpleasant, or painful things. I don’t know HOW he would have done it, but his wife MADE him “un-condition” their baby! This professor went on to tell us that we all have a comfort zone around us, a “bubble” that we only let people we’re close to, come near. He gave us the example of a near empty theatre. He said people will come in and sit away from other people. He told us to watch this behaviour, as they would purposely sit with a friend(s) with a few seats of a “buffer” between them and strangers. He also said if you really wanted to see them get REALLY uncomfortable, sit right next to one of the people, rather than any seat far away! This person would begin to fidget, and try to create space … they may even leave to return farther away. This actually happened to me at the recent Teachers’ Convention. I had arrived at the Keynote Speaker, and picked a row with only two guys in it. One was at one end, the other near the middle aisle. I settled in a few seats away from each guy, ready to be inspired, when two ladies came in. They had so many seats to choose from, yet they sat RIGHT next to me! My prof’s example had come true! First, I felt infringed upon, and a bit annoyed. Before I knew it, I was trying to create more space, by leaning to the left and away from the lady next to me! We all rose for the National anthem, and I was trying to decide if I should sit back down next to them, or over one or two seats! Then, of all things, I was worried that move might offend them! I didn’t know them, why should I care about their feelings, when they came RIGHT into my own personal bubble! So, I sat back down, and leaned to the left for the whole speech. I was trapped by them and what I thought was good manners! When I was 14, my friends and I did a kind of reversal of this experiment (this is one you can easily try, too). I grew up in Canmore, and we always went to Banff’s Lux theatre for movies. The theatre was packed, and no more seats were available. My older brother had to go to the bathroom and then the concession. That was a big mistake! He thought he’d make it back on time … he was wrong! The theatre was now VERY dark, and we were doing our best to blend in with the crowd. You never want to totally slouch … that’s a dead giveaway. Instead, we stayed in a proper seated position, but we faced away from Gary, as he walked the aisle searching for us! I know, I know, this is a bit mean, but when you’re 14 and you get a chance to stick it to your older brother … all’s fair game! It was almost sad, except for the silent laughing part. He vainly walked down and up the dark aisle whispering our names. “Pat!” I could hear, in an increasingly strained voice. By now he was being “shushed” and even tried to get his bearings on the opposite aisle, still whispering! After many more pleading calls of my name, he resorted to my friends’ names. I begged them, but they took pity on him … flagging him down! This had been good “sport” and Phase 2 was him trying to shuffle across our row, loaded with popcorn and pop, facing even MORE “shushing”! Over the last few years of high school, we continued to hit the Lux Theatre for movies, but Gary never left us alone for the concession! Once, in another crowded movie, he rose to go. I asked, “Really, Gary….you REALLY” want to do that?” He sat back down uncomfortably, and stayed where he was. If he did have to “go”, he never said a word. He sat with an uncomfortable look on his face, and every now and then, shot a glare at me! I didn’t know it at 14, but maybe there WAS something to this “conditioning” stuff!
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Is Attawapiskat forgotten
To the Editor In light of the recent events in across Canada and on Parliament Hill, I personally am disgusted with the current government. Even in some non-partisans views on the web there have many unanswered questions. You may or may not be aware of the events of the last couple of months. Here is my take on one of the current majority government’s actions or rather in-actions. First of all I have yet to see any concrete results to help the First Nation’s people of Attawapiskat despite numerous cries from across the nation to help these people in their crisis. The current federal government in my opinion has used excuses and partisan politics in their failings for all First nations’ people. Here is a quote for you from www. standupandunite.com MP Charlie Angus’s (Timmins/St. James Bay) recent asked the rhetorical question “What if They Declared an Emergency and No One Came?” in his recent op-ed piece in Huffington Post (11/21/11) . The community of the Attawapiskat First Nation certainly knew the answer. Past experience has clearly demonstrated to this community, no matter how disastrous the situation could possible be, no one would come. They, along with many of our Native communities, are truly the forgotten people. The outpouring from the community, every day people, has been immense. This situation though is untenable and our government needs to fulfill its duties to its citizens, not only when a crisis arises, but on a continual basis. Please shame our government into providing the assistance needed to re-build this community. While these people have been living in dilapidated houses, tents, sheds and even a trailer left behind by mining company De Beers without electricity or water for over two years, nothing much has been done to alleviate their suffering. The federal government has promised a token $500,000 in aid which will barely scratch the surface. How, in one of the world’s wealthier nations, is it permissible for our native people to live in third world conditions? Contact your government officials and demand that act in the interest of all of its population, including our first people. Sign the petition, demand action for the Attawapiskat First Nation, to shame the Canadian Federal and the Ontario Provincial governments into taking action and rebuilding this community. It is disgraceful that a country like Canada is treating its own people like with complete disrespect. Attawapiskat was thrust into the news last fall when it declared a state of emergency because of a crisis that had some families living in underserviced buildings and makeshift shelters including sheds and tents. Office of the Prime Minister House of Commons Ottawa, ON K1A 0A5 firstname.lastname@example.org Minister of Aboriginal Affairs House of Commons Ottawa, ON K1A 0A5 email@example.com Suzanne Adamson, Strathmore
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The Black Jack comedy tour made a stop in Strathmore on march 2. Top: mike macDonald and matt Billon kept the crowd laughing. Right: Jim Bob Geddes, a Strathmore resident, was invited as a special guest.
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Courtney Bangen competed the Postmedia Canspell National Spelling Bee on march 3. Bangen made it to the third round before spelling a word wrong.
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Shrapnel is not usually a word in a teenager’s vocabulary, but for Courtney Bangen it is one she will probably remember for a long time. Bangen was one of the 52 chosen, out of 13,000 Grade 4 - 8 students, to compete in the Postmedia Canspell National Spelling Bee, which was held in Calgary on March 3. Bangen, a Grade 8 Crowther Memorial Junior High (CMJHS) student, made it to the third round before the word ‘shrapnel’ came up for her. “I made it to round three and then I got out,” said Bangen, who had never heard the word before. Terry Motley, a teacher with CMJHS, enters his school for the bee. The 400 CMJHS Grade 7 and 8 students then take a written spelling test and the top 25 kids are picked to compete in the oral spelling bee at the school. The school winner then has to write another test to vie for a spot at the National Spelling Bee. “I was so proud I could burst, I was just teary eyed. Both her father and I just
thought she handled everything with such poise and confidence,” said Christy Bangen, Courtney’s mom. “It was definitely a special event that she was able to take part in. It was really neat, and it was so well organized.” The first round began with easy words such as lemon, and progressively became harder with each round. “They weren’t all that tricky because I didn’t make it that far, but there were a few I hadn’t heard before. I would say them to myself as other people were spelling them and if they got it right, I’d be like oh I probably would have gotten that one wrong,” said Courtney. Courtney didn’t get very nervous, but said one girl beside her was shaking from nerves. The best part for Courtney about taking part in the bee was getting to hear all the different words, and meeting new people and finding different points of view and study techniques. Christy Bangen found it to be such an amazing experience watching her daughter on stage, and encourages any youth who have the ability and opportunity to take part in the spelling bee to do so.
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The Wheatland Conservation and Wildlife Association held it’s annual wild game banquet on March 3. Awards were also handed out including ones the Outdoor ethics Award for promoting hunting and/or fishing ethics, J.D. Munroe Outdoor Activities Award for the best project to ensure the future of fish and game populations and the G.e. Stevens Memorial Award for contributing the most to AGFA’s Firearms Safety Program. Far left: Bert Caveny, Craig Cooley, Mike Van Verdegem. Left: Colten Stewart, Craig Cooley, Tina Carlson, Cornelius Dirks, Daneen Olson.
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The Strathmore Legion #10 just hosted Alberta/Northwest Territories Command Seniors Crib Playoffs, Feb. 24 and 25th. There were 17 teams who attended, and enjoyed all that Strathmore had to offer. Don Turcotte, left, Deputy District Commander Sylvia Westgard, Wardine Whitford, and L.A. District Commander Gerry Stoneman. The winners were from Lac La Biche. Nick Makrugin & ed Zahariuk,of Strathmore, came in 3rd.
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Water concerns still an issue
To the Editor I was asked the other day if there had been any improvements as to water temperature at the Strathmore Aquatic Centre. This person had once attended regularly, but was unable to go anymore because of the affects of the cold water on her wellbeing. Unfortunately, I had to say not recently. I then had to admit that I had cut down on my thrice-weekly attendance because of the uncomfortable conditions. There have been several meetings with Town officials, concerned citizens and management of the pool, but despite documented promises, no positive change has occurred. Several members have recorded the pool temperature over a period of time, but this information has been largely ignored. The latest meeting ended in a proposal to hire someone to monitor the temperature over a defined period of time, and this “expert” would come up with suggestions. This would make one wonder, if management at our pool has the qualifications to operate this very important facility. Joyce Nelson Strathmore
Eyeing a new position
To the Editor Recently it was brought to everyone’s attention that Council has asked the question “is it possible for a council member to be employed by the Town of Strathmore.” Under the Local Authorities Election Act Revised Statutes of Alberta 2000 Chapter L-21 current as of Oct. 1, 2011 to paraphrase: A Town of Strathmore Employee must resign their position or request a leave of absence prior to becoming eligible to run for council. Other political rules require a council member to resign their position before seeking other political aspirations. Therefore similar regulations should be enforced to protect the citizens of Strathmore and prevent any actual or perceived conflict of interest. Which members of council have brought this question to the forefront and for what reasons? Does someone have their eye on a potential upcoming position that the rest of us are unaware of? How many companies publish that a position is available only to have that position filled by the boss’ son or nephew before anyone is even interviewed? Sort of like having the fox babysit the chicken coupe. You were elected to look out for the citizens of Strathmore’s best interests before your own. We are all in this together, Mr. John M. Whieldon Strathmore
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RemembeRing ouR past
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Ivy Bogstie, nee Watts, was born in Namaka on Jan. 11, 1917, the sixth of nine children. Her Dad worked at the lumber yard, before working at the National Grain elevator in Namaka. Her mother worked as a midwife for Dr. Giffen. Ivy went to school through Grade 8 at Namaka, before becoming a farm labourer. Around age 14, she moved to Gleichen and stayed with friends, while she did odd jobs in Gleichen and Arrowwood. A couple of the places she worked at included Wilson’s Service Station, and Farquharson’s Drug Store. She met her husband-to-be Gordon, at a coming home party for Stan Haskayne. After Gordon and Ivy’s wedding in 1946, they moved into the house where Ivy lives, and has lived in for the past
66 years! This house was built in 1904, and the only upgrade has been to install indoor plumbing. Their marriage produced two sons and a daughter, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. One son lives in B.C., her daughter lives in Calgary, and her other son Richard lives in Gleichen. Gordon was a mechanic at Central Motors, then worked with Alberta Transportation, before passing away from Lou Gehrig’s disease at the age of 58, in 1976. Ivy’s community activities in and around Gleichen include the upkeep of the town park, and working to preserve the wooden water tower built in 1911. It has now been designated as an ‘Historical Site and Landmark’ by the provincial government. Her son Richard assisted in this project. A model of this Water Tower appears in the annual Gleichen Parade. For her services at the Park, the Dept. of Parks
and Recreation have advised there will be a park bench installed at the park with Ivy’s name on it. She has been a stalwart volunteer worker of Gleichen & Cluny Jubilee Club which opened in 1981. She was President of The Home and School Association, ran the bingo at The Royal Canadian Legion, and is still very supportive of The Sequoia Outreach School. She was a Cub master, and participated in Group Camps at Carseland for her troop of up to 21 cubs. They held group camps with other cubs from Rockyford, Tudor, Strathmore, Namaka, and Cheadle. Ivy still walks around town with her walker, and I’m told her garden is a mass of colour in the summer. In its heyday, Gleichen boasted a population of over 2,600. This has now dropped to around 400. The opening of the TransCanada Hwy in the late 1950’s or early 1960’s, caused Canadian Pacific Railway to remove Gleichen as a regular train stop. Paterson Grain
Terminal opened in 2011, replacing the old grain elevators. The CIBC and Royal Bank closed their doors, and were replaced by ATB which originated in a downtown store, but now operates in the Black Castle Industries building. Over the years many businesses have closed, but there is indication that some are returning. Family Foods have opened a large food store in town, and others are planned. St Andrews Anglican Church, will be 126 years old this year, and is still in use today. Construction was started in 1885, and the first service was held on November 30, 1886, under the diocese of Saskatchewan and Northwest Territories. It is the oldest non-renovated church in Alberta, and has also been designated as a Historical Site and Landmark by the provincial government As the oldest living resident in Gleichen, still in her own home, Ivy has seen many changes throughout this area, during the past 95 years.
Royal Canadian Legion For information regarding hall rentals, darts and crib, please call 403.934.5119 MOPS/MOMSnext (Moms group) meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays 9:30-11:30 at the Strathmore Alliance Church. Visit www.strathmoremops. blogspot.com for more details. Wheatland Conservation & Wildlife Association (Your local fish & game club). Meetings – 2nd Thursday every month, 7:30pm at the Clubhouse. Call Larry at 403-934-4388 for more information. Strathmore District Health Services Auxiliary Meetings are held the fourth Monday of the month @ 1:30 pm, (excluding July & August). Lower level Conference Room at the Strathmore Hospital. New members welcome. For more info please call 403934-4436 Strathmore & District Chamber of Commerce meets the second Thursday of the month @ 7:00 p.m. All members welcome. Check web page for meeting location. For more information call 403-901-3175 or www.strathmoredistrictchamber.com. Come Fly With Us 903 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Sqn. Meet Wednesdays at 6:30pm at the blue building and Quonset on the Ag grounds. Boys & Girls welcome between 12 & 19 years. Call Joanna Howard at 403-983-5796 for more information. HIV Edmonton providing support, education and advocacy for those infected with, affected by or at risk of HIV and AIDS for 25 years. Go to www.hivedmonton.com or call toll free 1.877.388.5742. TOPS Take Off Pounds Sensibly Want to Lose Those Unwanted Pounds?? Need support to reach your goal? We are here for you! We meet every Thursday at 6:30 pm @the Anglican Church. Contact Melissa @ 403-901-1566 or Lynne @ 403-934-4359 to join our journey to a fitter you. The Hope Bridges Society Board meetings held the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Please call Marvin Hilton 403-901-8872 for information. Strathmore Musical Arts Society, If you love music and musicians and have a special soft spot for the Blues, you would enjoy being part of this group. Call 403-934-4196 or 403-680-7721 to get on our phone or email list and be notifies about meetings and upcoming events. Strathmore Elks Lodge #491 meets 3rd Tuesday at the Strathmore Curling Club 6:30 pm. Steak Supper at 7 pm. New Members welcome. Call Greg 403-888-6155. Strathmore Homeschool Familes. Any Strathmore and Area familes that are homeschooling are invited to join our Yahoo Group. groups. yahoo.com/group/strathmorehsfams Meals on Wheels is available in Strathmore. For information or to obtain this service please contact Wheatland FCSS at 403-934-5335. Strathmore FASD Parent Support Group at the Strathmore United Church. For more info call Pam @652-4776.
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Adult Competitive Drop In Volleyball Wednesdays 7-9 Crowther Memorial Junior High $2.00 per drop in Begins Wednesday September 21, 2011 The Community Crisis Society, operating Wheatland Shelter is currently seeking volunteer applicants to serve on the board. Interest individuals may contact Gerry at (403) 934-6634, Monday -Thursday, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Wheatland Rural Crime Watch. Meetings are the 3rd Thursday of each Month. Featuring guest speakers. For more information call 403-934-4055. Strathmore & District Agricultural Society Darcy Ledene - General Manager Strathmore & District Agricultural Society email@example.com 403.934.5811 Office 403.999.7646 Cell 403.901.0299 Fax Facebook: Strathmore Stampede Twitter: Strathmore Rodeo Strathmore Regional Victim Services Society(SRVSS) SRVSS is looking for men and women interested in becoming front line victim advocates to provide support, information and referrals to victims of crime or tragedy. We need individuals interested in a challenging and rewarding volunteer experience who are caring and non-judgmental with a sincere interest in helping victims move past their immediate trauma. We provide extensive training in many areas, including sexual assaults, domestic violence, suicide, court preparation, and sudden death. If you are interested in volunteering your time please contact Lesley Hering at the Strathmore RCMP Detachment at (403) 934-6552. Strathmore Baptist Church Meeting Sundays @ 11am and Thursdays @ 7pm, Call Pastor David Blankenship for info 403-390-4431. Happy Gang 55 plus Seniors Meetings; 2nd Tuesday every month @ 1:15pm. Potluck Supper; fourth Tuesday every month at 5:30pm. Everyone welcome! Hall Rental; $80. Call Shirley @ 403-934-9927. All other inquiries call Eric @ 403-901-1596. RCCG Peculiar People Assembly, Strathmore Meeting Sunday Services at 10am & Wednesdays Bible study at 7pm. Venue: Chuck Mercer room of Centennial Civic Centre. PH: 403-667-7832 e-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org The Strathmore Youth Club is looking for people interested in leading youth programs and for a Volunteer Coordinator. If you are interested in either of these positions, please contact the Strathmore Youth Club’s Program Coordinator for application details, email@example.com or 403-324-4521. Seventh-day Adventist Church Meeting in the Storefront School @ 688 Westchester Rd., Strathmore. Saturday morning @ 10:00 AM Pastor Ghena Girleanu, phone 403-983-0081. Are you graduated from high school? Are you looking for a place to connect with other young adults in the context of faith and fellowship? If this sounds like you and you would like to attend a coffee night please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Strathmore Caregiver Support Group This is an opportunity for caregivers to find support and benefit from interaction with others in a similar situation. For more information or to register call Amy Yaneza at 403-361-7176. Sunday School for All Ages: Lord of All Lutheran Church offers Christian Education opportunities for ages 3 years to adult, on Sunday Mornings. All are Welcome! For more information please call Margo Sevick 403-9012044 or call the Church Office at 403-934-2374. Strathmore Lions Club meets the first and third Thursday at the Strathmore Civic Centre at 6:45 pm. Strathmore Country Gardens Club Meetings at least once per month. Tours, guest speakers, workshops and much more included in a membership. $20 single, $30 family. For more information visit www.strathmorecountrygardensclub.webs.com or phone Linda Pekrul 403-901-0017. Strathmore Masonic Lodge #53 meets the first Monday of each Month at 7:30 p.m. Call Glen at 403-901-6038. Website: www.strathmore53.com Strathmore Parent and Tot Playgroup, meets every Tuesday at 9:30 - 11:30 am. in the Strathmore United Church Basement. For more information call Tammy at 403-983-7284 or Ali at 403-934-2089. $1 per child Free Tree for all New Born Babies Attention all infants – remind your parents to register your birth so a tree can be planted commemorating your birth in the Chinook Credit Union Birth Forest in Strathmore. Registration Forms are available at the Town office, Chinook Credit Union and Health Unit. (A Communities in Bloom Project) Healing Rooms, open for prayer Mondays from 7 to 9 pm. at the Harvest Healing Centre at 115A-3rd. Avenue in Strathmore. Everyone is Welcome. Strathmore Full Gospel Church We’re a Pentecostal Bible based family church that has something for all ages. Call 934-2225 or visit www.strathmorefullgospel.com Blackfoot Crossing’s new winter hours are Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm. Call 403-734-4383 for more information. Wheatland Business Women Meet the second Tuesday of the month @ 8:00 am at Days Inn & Suites. New members welcome http:// businesswomen.ca and follow us on Facebook. Call 403-324-6641. Parent Link has reopened as Hand-In-Hand Parent Link Centre! Call 403-983-0076 for Program information or drop by the office in Country Lane Mall for a Program Calendar. Chestermere and area Children (& Families) with Type 1 Diabetes. Our Goal is to create a group of mature, responsible members where we open our own homes as Safe Places for Diabetic Children to go to if ever in Diabetic Distress. Join the Facebook group for more information.
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Carseland publiC benefit Club
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
ment is often overlooked as leadership roles are primarily assumed by men and women tend to work more in a supportive capacity. One hundred years of recorded history provides a glimpse of the obstacles that the community has faced and how its women have remained undaunted in seeking a better quality of life for their families, while working to create a better world. In addition to untold hours of labour and the hundreds of thousands of dollars that has been raised and donated to worthy causes, a review of the Club’s Minute Books indicates that the organization has been an ethical compass providing consistent direction for community betterment. These activities include but are not limited to: • November 11, 1919 – A banquet held after the Remembrance Day Service to honour the soldiers returned to the community. (The Public Benefit Club continues to host the lunch after the Remembrance Day Service.) • October 1920 – A discussion and actions taken regarding “Prohibition”. • 1921 – Discussion and fund raising for the purchase of a piano that would eventually be used at numerous community events both in and out of Carseland.
On March 2 education Minister Thomas Lukaszuk announced a student transportation trial project which will be taking place in Golden Hills School Division. Chair, David Price (left), Superintendent of Schools, Bevan Daverne, education Minister, Thomas Lukaszuk.
One hundred years of continuous commitment to community development by one organization and its members! Throughout 2012 the Carseland Public Benefit Club is celebrating their Centennial and in preparation has been researching its roots. Founded by 32 Carseland and district women in July 1912, the organization has provided many services to the community, including catering, fund raising and physical labour to build and maintain many of the facilities that were historically and are currently available for the general public’s use. In addition, they provided support to Service personnel during the war years by sending supplies and providing moral support by regularly communicating with “the boys” when they were deployed. During the time I have been a member of the community (almost 25 years now), I was cognizant of the Club’s catering and funding contributions; however, it is only recently as a new member of the organization that I have had the privilege of hearing the stories and learned of the legacy that these women individually and collectively have made. Women’s role in community develop-
Courtesy of Government of Alberta representative Greg Kuzniuk
• April 1922 - School Board of Trade contacted to put up swings and to make a sand pile for the girls and younger children in the playground. • 1924 – The Public Benefit Club was authorized to purchase playground equipment and a four member committee organized instalment of the first playground at a cost of $123.35. • October 1926 – A committee was formed to talk to the School and the Secretary of the School Board about the supervision of the school grounds AND the condition of the school toilets. In November they were advised that a teacher would supervise the grounds during every noon hour. • 1929 – Moved that a general meeting be called to organize a PTA. • 1937 – There were no funds available to purchase hampers for the needy so a motion was made that hampers be made from donations from members and other interested people. Nine (9) hampers were given out that year. • 1942 – Thank you notes were received from “Boys overseas”. A motion was made that an honour roll of “Boys who have joined” be put in the Hall. • 1947 – The Public Benefit Club donated the first set of curling rocks to the Curling Rink. • 1954 – Responding to a tragic accident at the railway crossing, Public Benefit Club members made a motion and wrote a letter to the CPR requesting signal lights be installed. • 1955 – Motion that the Public Benefit Club project be the rewiring of the Hall and the installation of a ceiling in the dining room and kitchen of the Hall. • 1960 – Motion was made to write AMA and request a road sign for Carseland. It was received and put up. • 1965 – Started collecting the History of Carseland for a book to be published. • 1969 – A complaint brought to the Club regarding speeding along Railway
and Elevator Street, resulted in speed signs being put up that year. • 1978 – Letter was written to see if the County would consider fencing the area around the garbage dump to keep it confined. • 1987 – Letter written to the Department of Highways and to the CPR regarding “the deplorable condition of the Railway Cross North of the 4-way stop on Highway 24.” • 1997 - $600 donation to the Carseland School for playground equipment • 2000 – Started working on the second History Book. • 2002 - $8,000 donated to the Fire Hall to go towards a new Fire Truck. • 2008 – Donated $40,000 to the Carseland School for playground equipment (Do the math.) • 2010 – Over $30,000 in funds was raised and the allocation for community projects is currently being finalized A community requires more than the infrastructure and buildings that developers provide. Just as it takes a “village to raise a child”, many individuals and organizations are needed to see that a community is vibrant and meets its members’ needs. Throughout their hundred year history, the Carseland Public Benefit Club has played and continues to play a significant role in meeting Carseland’s physical, social, recreational and ethical needs. This contribution is awesome anywhere and specifically in western Canada because of its relatively short history. More importantly, it is an exciting part of our local heritage and provides a reason to reflect, learn and rejoice in their accomplishments. I am inspired by the women who were and are a part of the organization. They have vision, commitment and dreams of change. To learn more about the Carseland Public Benefit Club visit us on Facebook/Carseland Public Benefit Club.
Education minister works with Golden Hills to reduce bus times
shannon leClair Times Reporter
A new pilot project is coming to the Golden Hills School Division (GHSD) that could see bus times shortened for students. On March 2 Education Minister Thomas Lukaszuk announced the partnership between two rural school districts, the other being the Prairie Rose School Division, and the Alberta government. “As I travel the province and meet with school boards and parents I’m finding out more and more that kids are spending, in some places, up to two hours on a bus, and I don’t want that to continue happening. So we are doing pilot projects with a few boards to see what can be done to reduce bus rides,” said Lukaszuk. “In some areas you can’t change that because the distance from home to school is so great that it takes a while for a kid to get there. So we are also looking at introducing technology to buses so kids can at least use that time productively” The Rural Ride Time Reduction Project has been proposed for GHSD. Some of the current transportation routes are being redrafted and different options are currently being looked at. One option is to get the group of students that are furthest away and bring them all in on one bus, while having the other students along the route that are closer brought in on another. Another option is to add a route which sort of splits two into three, cutting down the number of students picked up per route, which should effectively
cut down some of the bus time. The actual planning of the routes is still taking place, though Superintendant of Schools for GHSD Bevan Daverne said some of the initial contact to families along the affected routes will take place this week. “Golden Hills is a pretty big district geographically and it impacts almost every area of the district. For us it means adding an additional, approximately, 15 bus runs. It impacts just about 130 kids directly and we know that there will be some indirect impact as well,” said Daverne. “We’re quite excited to see how this turns out but we realize at the same time this is temporary, it’s just from now until the end of the year. For some of the kids that have longer ride times we know that at least from now until the end of the year they get quite a change. “We’re hoping that’s something that will work out well for them, and we’re sure they are going to feel better about their bus ride. Where this takes us for next year though, we don’t know, so we have to wait and see what Alberta Education decides as a result of the pilot.” Lukaszuk is also excited to see the project get underway, which begin at the end of the month. The pilot project will take place for a few months, after which Lukaszuk will meet with school boards, parents and, of course, students who have been a part of the project, and find out if there was any measureable benefit from it. “If it works, if it actually makes a difference, then we’ll be instituting this province-wide,” said Lukaszuk.
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phick, Abbey Everett, Madison Gates, Katie Ings-Harder, Quinton Mavor and Ryker Sundgaard skated to two numbers. The first had them dressed as strawberries and the second as chocolate ice cream cones. The Stage 2/3 group consisting of Brendan Abercrombie, Leah Cavanagh, Jocelyn Gauthier, Addison Hough and James Reagan were dressed as watermelons and their second number as bananas. Going on with the same theme the Stage 2 group, Cole Admason, Serena Clark, Hailey DeGroot, Kaden Gauthier, Isabel Jensen and Ashton Mavor had their feathers flying with the Chicken Dance, and then skated as fish. Two of the more senior skaters, Julia Lomond from Grade 3 and Marissa Dumonceaux from Grade 9, both from Standard School, are in a Star Skate Element program and both girls had solo numbers in the afternoon. Stage 3 skaters Megan Cavanagh, Rosina Christensen, Mya Dumonceaux, Chloe Gregory and Genesis Marucha were the kindergarten to Grade 3 students who performed to Charlie Pride’s song “Burger and Fries and Cherry Pies” and also danced on the ice as cans of Orange Crush. All the
It was a day filled with fun, and food cravings when the ‘You Are What You Eat’ skate carnival took place in Standard on March 3. Manny Everett Photo
You Are What You Eat Ice Carnival in Standard
Manny EvErEtt Times Contributor All the hours of practicing and hard work came full circle as the Learn to Skate, Canskate and Star Skate students performed their various routines at the Annual Ice Carnival in Standard on March 3. Parents, grandparents and community members alike were brought down memory lane as some of the songs used were not necessarily the music from today. Charlie Pride’s “Burger and Fries and Cherry Pies” was definitely a favourite. The youngest skaters of the afternoon ranged in age from 3 to 5 years old, and it was their first year on the ice. Aiden Ellis, Riley Ellis, Etta El-
costuming for the participants were made by parent volunteers and were fabulous. Power skating students Matthew Adamson, Brody DeGroot, TJ Dumonceaux and Brodie Ellis showed off their various stroking skills as pizza and broccoli. Kennedy Adamson and Nicole Ellis are both Star Skate students that started skating at a very early age. Both girls are able to do jumps and spins at competitive levels. Guest dance skaters Sue and Dylan Bullick came from Settler, Alberta to take part in the Carnival and wowed the audience with a ChaCha. The fluidity of their dancing partnership and confidence on the ice was a great example to all of the young skaters. Sonya Kostrup has been Standard’s Skate Club coach for over the last decade and she also participated in the carnival with her two adult students Christina Adamson and Wendy Barrientos. Kostrup enjoys her students and has also been teaching her young son over the last number of years in this same Canskate program. As always it was a fabulous event and a wonderful opportunity for the students to show off their hard work.
Warriors zap Lightning in two
Mario Prusina Times Editor A pair of quick starts propelled the Wheatland Warriors past the Airdrie Lightning in the SCAHL playoffs. The local double-A bantam team jumped out to a 3-0 lead in Game 1 and 2-0 in Game 2, en route to sweeping the best-of-three series two games to none. “We played well – in the first game, we did just enough to win after we came out flying,” said Warriors head coach Paden Grant. “It was the same case in the second game, we came out hard and they let off. We did what we had to do to win.” The Warriors entered the playoffs with a couple of weekends off, including a first round bye, which allowed the team to heal some nagging injuries. However, once the puck was dropped in Game 1 on March 1, the Warriors stormed out to a 3-0 lead, before hanging on to a 3-2 win at the Strathmore Family Centre. In Game 2 in Airdrie on March 3, the Warriors took a 2-0 lead just 2:48 into the game, before Airdrie cut the deficit in half with 36 seconds left in the opening period. The Warriors iced the game – and the series – with a pair of third period goals, on the way to a 4-1 win. “In the second game, we played a lot better than we did in the first game,” said Grant. “That’s something you should do when you play the same teams back-to-back. We figured them out a bit and we played a lot better in the second game. “In the first game, we came out to that big lead in the first period – and we kind of let them take it to us for a while. We were lucky to come out with the win – our goaltender played well and kept us in it. “So we learned a lesson for the second game.” According to Grant, it was important for the Warriors to ice the series in Game 2, instead of allowing a winnertake-all Game 3. “It was huge – the way we’ve been going with injuries, not having to play the extra game, gives you an extra day of rest,” said the coach. “Not being in an elimination game situation is kind of nice.” The Warriors are now preparing to face the Bow Valley Timberwolves in the North Conference Championship. Bow Valley finished the regular season in first place in the North with 50 points, while the second seed Warriors had 44 points.
The Wheatland Warriors opened their 2012 playoffs with a 3-2 win over Airdrie in Game 1 on March 1 at the Strathmore Family Centre. The Warriors swept the series and now prepare to face Bow Valley in the North Conference Final.
Mario Prusina Photo
Bow Valley won the first two games of the season series, before the Warriors won 5-3 in the third game. “They’re a good team – we’ve had battles with them all year,” said Grant of Bow Valley. “We’ve been close to them in the league and we’ve had a tough battle with them in the provincial (round robin). We’ve seen each other enough lately that we’re both good teams – you have to be on your game to beat them. “They’re a quick team – they’re skilled and they get on you right away. You can’t sit back – you have to make quick decisions and move the puck well against them. “They have talented players that when they get the chance to put the puck in the net, they do.” After opening the series on the road March 7 (result not available for press
time), the Warriors will host Game 2 on March 10 (5:45 p.m.) at the Strathmore Family Centre. Game 3, if necessary, will take place March 11 (2:30 p.m.) in Cochrane at the Spray Lakes Sawmills Family Sports Centre. Chiefs host Lightning The Wheatland Chiefs will begin defence of their SCAHL Championship against the Airdrie Lightning. The local midget double-A team hosted the Lightning in Game 1 on March 7 (result not available as of press time), before traveling to Airdrie for Game 2 on March 10 (7:15 p.m.). Game 3, if necessary, will take place on March 11 (4:15 p.m.) at the Strathmore Family Centre. For up-to-date results on all SCAHL action, visit the league website at www.scahl.com.
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Junior curlers compete
A total of 26 junior curling teams took part in the junior bonspiel this past weekend, march 3 and 4. On Saturday curlers aged 6 to 12 competed, while the older curlers, ages 13 to 17, competed on Sunday. The men’s bonspiel is up next, taking place march 12 to 18. Shannon LeClair & Joy Stewart Photos
Back: Simon Pritchard (Coach), Ryley Blakney, Scott Dumur, Sean Cuff, Tyson Nakucyi, Jaron Cuff, Jordan Kowbel, Trey Friesen & Sean Cull (Coach). Front: Declan mcCartan, Joss Pritchard, Ben Cull, Julien Hornsby-irvine, Jake Friesen & Luka Nizetic.
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Strathmore Spurs U12 Boys “A” Team finish season in style
Simon Pritchard Strathmore Spurs U12 Boys Strathmore Spurs U12 Boys “A” Team claimed second place in Tier 4 of the Calgary Minor Soccer League. After a mixed tier 4 competition the final round of games had the Spurs poised to finish anywhere from second to seventh. The final game of the regular season saw the Spurs play the leagues’ in form team SWU Cyclones. The team were ready to take on the Cyclones with each team member “up for the game”. The game began with each team trading attacking moves. The team were set in their positions with the coaching staff switching the positions of several players. In Goal Julien Hornsby-Irvine, defence Captain Joss Pritchard, Declan McCartan, Scott Dumur & Jake Friesen. Midfield had Ben Cull stepping up from defence with Luka Nizetic, Jordan Kowbel, Tyson Nakucyj & Ryley Blakney. The forwards were top goal scorer Trey Friesen joined by Jaron & Sean Cuff. The Cyclones had some luck and combined with some poor team marking opened up a 3 nil lead. Luka scored the opening goal for the Spurs before the Cyclones scored again giving them a 4-1 lead at half time. With it looking like all the seasons hard work coming to nothing Coaches Simon Pritchard & Sean Cull gave a morale lifting halt time team talk, telling the team to believe in their own abilities and to continue to work hard. The second half opened with three unanswered Spurs goals from Scott, Joss & Riley, what a comeback! The Cyclones rallied to take the lead again, in previous games the Spurs would have given up but not today. They worked hard and scored the equaliser straight from the kick off with a fantastic team goal, passing the ball to create the goal scored by Trey to make it 5-5. Three more goals from Luka, Jordan & Ryley secured a fantastic comeback win ensuring the team would finish a minimum of fourth. However results from the other games went the teams’ way. This meant that the Spurs finished second in the league, qualified for the end of season tournament in Edmonton and did Strathmore proud. The spirit, determination and skill shown in the final game was a credit to all the boys and their families. They have achieved every goal set by the coaches this indoor season and raised the standard of soccer in Strathmore to new heights; the nucleus of the team will be representing Strathmore soccer in the outdoor season playing at tier 2/3 level.
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Sno-pitch returns to Langdon
Langdon held it’s second annual sno-pitch tournament March 3 and 4. The event began last year as a fundraiser for the Langdon Community Association. The weather was nicer this year for the tournament, which had six teams registered.
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Strathmore Children’s Festival
Saturday, March 10 Civic Center from 10-3 FREE ADMISSION
• Sobey’s Cookie to each child through the doors (while supplies last) • Face painting, Photo Booth, Build a Bear Corner • Balloon twisting by With a Twist Creations • Tail Waggers Coloring Table • Puzzle Center • Crazy Capers performing two shows at 11 and 1 • Carnival Games • Toddler Area • Play N Trade Mobile Gaming Units • and much more!
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Sharks head to championships
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For the first time ever the Strathmore Silver Sharks swim team has swimmers attending the “A” Provincials/ Age Group Championships swim meet in Calgary March 9 to 11. The Age Group Trials were held in Edmonton Feb. 24 to 26 and Tamara Adamschek, Madison Laycraft and Liam Schoepp will be competing in provincials. Adamschek brought home four gold medals and Laycraft brought home three gold, one silver, and two bronze medals from the trial. The only two ways of qualifying for the Age Group Championships is through time standards or by winning your event at the trials. “It’s so exciting, I’m so proud of them. They’ve just been improving a lot and they’ve been going to extra practices outside of the ones I coach just to try and get in the water more because they are just so excited to be there,” said head coach Jen Mertz. “They work hard at every single practice and come to every one that they possibly can, very dedicated swimmers.”
Five swimmers from the Strathmore Silver Sharks attended the Age Group Trials in edmonton, Alberta this past weekend. All swimmers obtained their best times over the course of the meet and obtained numerous top ten finishes. Tamara Adamschek and Madison Laycraft will be joining Liam Schoepp at Provincials March 9 to 11. The swimmers were coached by Head Coach Jen Mertz and Asst. Coach Shandell Laycraft over the weekend. Jen Mertz, left, Tamara Adamschek, Madison Laycraft, Rayanne Laycock, Marina Laycraft, Morgan Hansen, Shandell Laycraft.
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Mertz has been coaching the older group of swimmers, which include Schoepp and Adamschek for the past two years. Assistant coach, Shandell Laycraft is Madison’s coach, and also happens to be her mother. The Silver Sharks swim Monday and Wednesday nights from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Competitive swimmers can also swim at the same times on Friday nights. The Masters club swims on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 5:45 a.m. to 7 a.m.
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Good news for Strathmore. Dent & Paint Squad has finally opened the long anticipated mobile repair location in Strathmore. They are an Alberta based company specializing in minor fender benders, dents, scrapes, cracked and dented bumpers, Hail damage and much more. The reason behind the high demand is that they are a fraction of the cost of bringing your car to a Body Shop. We investigated their background and found that they are truly a unique company. Dent & Paint Squad was founded in 2007 and is a division of KHS Global. They have been using the same factory repair procedures and products that are used in the factories all over the world to repair assembly line damage on brand new vehicles. Is Cheaper Better? Don’t you get what you pay for? Director of Operations Cheryl Neumann says, “ I understand how you feel; the cheaper toy always breaks first. However in the case of Dent & Paint Squad we are altogether a different industry than a Body Shop. Yes we both repair vehicles but we are like the microwave of auto body repair. For example cook a potato in the oven (Body Shop) it takes and hour. Now take the same potato and put it in the microwave (Dent&Paint Squad) presto done in 11 mins. Its all about our exclusive cutting edge technology and the tools and training we utilize. Less time in repair means lower cost. The savings we pass along to the consumer.” What is the Repair Quality Like? Director of Quality Control Jason Kloster says “The proof is in the pudding just look at the warranty. We have the only National Transferable Lifetime Warranty in Canada. So how does this benefit you? At any other repair shop, when you sell your car the repair warranty will be voided. With Dent & Paint Squad it transfers with the car helping to keep the resale value of your vehicle high! Our repair techniques are designed to deliver effective and long lasting repairs. That is why we are a preferred vender for most major vehicle manufactures.” They are set up at Canadian Tire every week.
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The Strathmore electric ice finished a successful 20112012 season when they competed in the Provincial Championship march 2-4. Team members include; Karly Larson (l-r), meghanne Uptigrove, Taylor Shpyth, Shae Lane, Sarah mcKinnon, Tassia Rushford, Payge Bratt, Gabi Lemoine, Hannah Olson, Katie edelmann, Darcie Weir and Brooke “Wally” mcKenzie (kneeling).
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The U16A Strathmore Electric Ice finished their ringette season with a trip to the Alberta Provincial Championships, March 2-4 in Lacombe. The top eight teams in the province gathered together to celebrate and compete in the final tournament of the season. The Electric Ice was honored to represent Zone 2 in the competition, and they made their families and coaches proud of their performance and achievements throughout the weekend. The girls played three games, against some of the finest ringette players in their division. In all three games the team suffered from competition jitters and found themselves behind on the scoreboard early in their games. The Ice never gave up and constantly battled to come close, but never quite succeeding, in beating their opponents. The Strathmore team finished their season with three losses on the ice, but they accumulated a lifetime of memories, and the respect and good will of ringette fans throughout the
province. The life lessons the players learned this season will serve them well in whatever future endeavors the girls take on. They have learned to never give up, work hard, play with heart and courage in the face of all obstacles and above all, believe in themselves and their team. They have learned to take defeat with grace and good humor, and celebrate every success, no matter how big or small. The true sign of a great season was not their win / loss record. It was hearing the girls talk in the dressing room after the last game about how they can’t wait for next season! The Electric Ice ringette team is a most remarkable group of young woman and athletes. They have given us so much to cheer and laugh and cry about this year. Their coaches and families are so proud of them. They are Brooke “Wally” McKenzie, Karly Larson, Rhiece Cordes, Taylor Shpyth, Shae Lane, Gabi LeMoine, Meghanne Uptigrove, Hannah Olson, Payge Bratt, Sarah McKinnon, and Tassia Rushford. The Electric Ice has been fortunate to have the talents of their superstar affiliates, Katie Edelmann and Darcie Weir throughout the year, especially this past weekend.
Marco was born in Nice, France on November 1, 1958 and passed away on February 28, 2012. Marco was a loving husband to his wife Sepideh, and the best father ever to Cyrus. He also leaves to mourn his parents Jean Paul and Charlotte Fiori; sister Marion (Sebastien) and their son Henri; cousin Regis; his beloved pet Pikachu; as well as numerous other family members. Marco was a dedicated family man and was truly loved by all. Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Wheatland Funeral Chapel, Strathmore at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre (C/O 1331 – 29 St. NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 4N2). To send condolences, please visit www. wheatlandfuneralhome.ca. WHEATLAND FUNERAL HOME LTD. (Strathmore) in care of arrangements. 403-934-5666.
It is with great sorrow and reluctance that we say goodbye to our beloved Chris, adored husband to Heather, wonderful dad to Jim, father-in-law to Mandee, and besotted granddad to Jason and Chloe, the loves of his life. He was also a beloved son-in-law to Jane, much loved third son of Walter and Emily Higgins, of Oswestry, UK, cherished brother to Graham, Roger, and Jeanette, and devoted uncle, brother-in-law, nephew, and friend. Chris was predeceased by his dad Walter in 1995 and his father-in-law Tom in 2009. We immigrated to Canada in 1980 and Chris soon fell in love with the mountains and the great outdoors. His love of animals was strong and he surrounded himself with horses, dogs, and cats on our acreage. He loved to ride horses and his motorbike, and relaxed playing golf or just sitting on the swing in the yard watching the sun go down, and saying how lucky we were. Always ready with a helping hand, he was a gentle soul with the kindest heart who always knew the right thing to say to people. He was, quite simply, the most wonderful man, love of my life and my best friend, and I am grateful for the 35 years we had together. Many thanks to the staff of Unit 94 at the Foothills Hospital who have made the last seven weeks bearable with hugs and encouragement. They all took Chris into their hearts and their grace and kindness is forever appreciated. They fought so hard for him. Chris will be sadly missed by every person who was ever lucky enough to meet him. A memorial service was held on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at Lord of All Lutheran Church, Strathmore at 1:00 p.m. If desired, donations may be made directly to the Foothills Hospital Foundation (Calgary Health Trust, 800, 11012 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, AB, T2J 6A5). To send condolences, please visit www. wheatlandfuneralhome.ca. WHEATLAND FUNERAL HOME LTD. (Strathmore) in care of arrangements. 403-934-5666.
Great season for local tween team
Michelle Pedersen Black Ice Tween B
Black Ice Tween B ringette began Feb. 12 with round one of playoffs with an 8-6 loss against Indus. Goals were scored by Ashley Lecavalier, Bri Olson, Hannah Wylie(2), (Meg Warrack, Bri Olson), Ann Sauve (Meg Warrack), and Meg Warrack. The goal of the game was as Bri Olson was falling and she didn’t realize she had scored a goal. Excitement in the stands had the fans on both teams cheering the girls with deafening fevour as Black Ice showed their love of the game on Valentine’s Day by defeating Indus 8-2. Goals were scored by Kaylin Larson(3), Ashley Lecavalier (2) (Ann Suave, Bri Olson), Ann Suave (Rachel McCollister), Ashely Lecavalier. The final game of round one was success
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for Black Ice as they won 10-7. Competition in the stands for the loudest cheering was just as exciting as the game played on the ice. Goals were scored by Ann Sauve (3)(Ashley Lecavalier/Kaylin Larson), Ashley Lecavalier, Meg Warrack (Ashley Lecavalier), Becky Driver (Ashley Lecavalier), Hannah Wylie (Bri Olson), Meg Warrack (2)(Becky Driver, Kaylin Larson/Ashley Lecavalier), and Hannah Wylie (Rachel McCollister/Bri Olson). Black Ice was excited to have Becky Driver back on the ice with them for playoffs after a four week absence. Round two was not a successful one for Black Ice with two losses against a strong Airdrie team. Despite their best efforts and a flurry of shots on goal, Airdrie won with 6-3 and 10-3 games. Congratulations to Black Ice Tween B on a great season, with terrific players and equally terrific coaches.
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Liquor store armed robbery On Saturday, March 3, at 10:15 p.m., Strathmore RCMP responded to an Armed Robbery at a local liquor store. A lone male suspect wearing a light brown hoody, black jeans, black shoes, purple gloves and balaclava entered the store, pointed a firearm at the clerk and demanded money. An undisclosed amount of money was stolen and the suspect fled in a blue pick-up truck. A stolen blue Dodge Dakota truck was later located in Strathmore, and is believed to have been the truck driven by the Robbery suspect. No one was injured during the robbery. Calgary RCMP Forensic Identification Section and Strathmore RCMP General Investigation Section are assisting in this ongoing investigation. A surveillance camera photo of the suspect is attached for dissemination. RCMP are asking anyone with any knowledge of this incident or any other crime, to contact the Strathmore RCMP at (403) 934-3968 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222TIPS(8477). motor vehicLe coLLision - hit and run On Tuesday, March 6, between 7:45 a.m. and 1 p.m., a vehicle parked on 2nd Street and 6th Avenue in Strathmore was sideswiped. The suspect vehicle did not remain at the scene or report the collision. The suspect vehicle is red in colour and will have damage to the front bumper and passenger side. If you have any information relating to this crime or any other crime, please contact the Strathmore RCMP Detachment at 403-934-3968 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800222-TIPS(8477).
volunteers who have made a significant contribution to their community.
Nominations for the eighth annual Alberta Volunteer Citizen of the Year program close March 16, 2012. The award, offered by Direct Energy and supported by the Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association, is open to residents of communities served by member newspapers of the Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association (AWNA). Tanis Kozak, Vice-President and General Manager for Direct Energy in Alberta, says that year after year, the program has been a resounding success. “We receive many nominations each year, and it shows just how much volunteer spirit there is in this province. That spirit is worthy of recognition, so we’re delighted to be able to continue to fund the award program.” In addition to the $1,000 personal award, the winning nominee will also have a $5,000 donation made in their name to the not-for-profit organization of their choice. Last year’s winner, Ms. Irma “Granny” Gray of Whitecourt, helped make a big difference to local food pantries, soup kitchens and homeless shelters by selecting them as the recipient of the donation of $5,000. “We’re looking forward to hearing about many more selfless volunteers who do so much for their communities.” said AWNA President Ossie Sheddy. “I invite AWNA member newspaper publishers and editors and community leaders to nominate their outstanding volunteers. The Volunteer Citizen of the Year Award is a great opportunity to recognize invaluable volunteers and to benefit your community.” Nomination forms and additional program details are available on-line at both the AWNA website at www.awna.org and the Direct Energy website at www.directenergy.com/vcoy.
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would like to send a sincere thank you to everyone for all the cards, phone calls, food, flowers, and donations we have received since the passing of our loving wife, mother and grandmother. Thank you to all of the doctors and nurses on Unit 73 at the Rockyview Hospital for the wonderful care Ellen received during her stay there. A very special thank you to Dr. Fanning, you came through for us when we really needed you! Thank you Dr. Onwudiwe and the nursing staff, at the Strathmore Hospital, for your special care of Ellen. To Francis, Lynn and the staff of the Wheatland Funeral Home, thank you all for your help and comfort. Thank you so much Pastor Dan Hendrickson for your visits, prayers, words of comfort and your worship service in the celebration of Ellen’s life. Thank you everyone who attended, a special thank you to Edna, Sharon, Barb, Joan, Wally, and Robbie H for the inspiring memorial tributes. Thank you to the Hussar Caterers for the delicious lunch following the service, thank you to the Hussar Lions and the Hussar 4-H Club. Thank you Jeff, for the beautiful song and Kay for the piano music. A special thank you to Jodi Christensen for all your hard work on the slide show, it is a memory we will have forever!
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Poppy Chairman Don Good and the executive of the Royal Canadian Legion, Thank you to everyone at Sagewood, especially, Karri, Patricia and the crew on the 3rd floor for Strathmore Branch #10, would like to extend everything you’ve done for Gordon during this time. a huge thank you to all the businesses in Its times like this, that we realize how much Strathmore, Langdon, Carseland, Gleichen, our family and friends mean to us. Rockyford and all the surrounding areas that supported the 2011 Poppy Campaign. Due to 3” wide version your overwhelming generosity, we have once again had our biggest campaign ever. This enables our Legion to aid our veterans, their families and our elderly. We would like to thank all the volunteers who did Iron Filters • Softeners • Distillers Tell themjob, working tirelessly until the Danny a wonderfulsent you • Reverse Osmosis • Kontinuous Shok Chlorinator Hooper SO005352 campaign was over. Patented Whole House Reverse Osmosis System A special thanks to theTime Payment Plan O.A.C. Ladies Auxiliary, they do a great job. To our 903IRON (244-4766) 1-800-BIG Royal Canadian AirCheck our website for local reps and phone numbers Cadet Squadron we give a special thank you. Our Legion is so proud to Visit us online at www.BigIronDrilling.com be able to help so many of our veterans, their view our 29 patented and Also patent pending inventions families and the elderly. PS: WeWe will remember them. also sell Softeners & Purifiers for Town & City water. Thank You. Poppy Chairman Don Good
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General Manager All applications for Alternate Western Irrigation District Parcel Irrigation for the 2012 water season must be received before the close of business THURSDAY MARCH 15, 2012. Jim Webber, P. Eng.
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Town of STraThmore
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SUMMER SEASONAL LABOURER/OPERATORS
The Town of Strathmore is seeking enthusiastic individuals to join our Parks Department this summer. This will be a 40 hr/week seasonal position that involves a considerable amount of physical activity and working outdoors in all weather conditions. Duties will include but are not limited to: • Park and green space maintenance including grass cutting, weeding flower beds, litter collection etc. • Cemetery clean up including grass cutting, and general clean up • Flower planting • Tree and shrub trimming • May include other duties as assigned • Assist other departments as assigned by Parks supervisor Qualifications The successful candidate will possess a valid Alberta Driver’s License and supply a current driver’s abstract, be able to work independently as well in small groups, and be familiar in the use and operation of small tools and equipment in a safe and proper manner. Please note the position or competition number you are applying for when you email/deliver your resume. If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding seasonal opportunity, please forward your resume by April 15, 2012 to: Linda Nelson, Deputy CAO Town of Strathmore 680 Westchester Road, Strathmore, AB T1P 1J1 Phone: (403) 934-3133 Fax: (403) 934-4713 Email: email@example.com We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those contacted will be granted an interview.
New Way Irrigation is looking for an energetic person to fill the position of
in our Strathmore location immediately. Parts and/or farm experience an asset. Must be friendly and outgoing, willing to “roll up your sleeves” to get the job done. Duties to include, but not limited to: Providing parts service to our customers, day to day operation of the store, customer service, assisting the sales and service depts. when required, maintenance and supervision of the inventory and handling payments by customers. New Way offers a benefit plan, competitive wages, good working environment, paid time off at Christmas and a chance to grow with a progressive company. If this opportunity appeals to you, please apply by e-mail to the following:
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We thank you for your time, and only those found suitable for an interview will be contacted.
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for our Balzac Ag location. Main responsibilities for the seasonal operations worker will include warehousing and shipping of farm supplies along with general yard work. Truck driver responsibilities will include transporting and delivering fertilizer to our farm customers. Regular ongoing direct contact with customers in the delivery of high quality service is vital to this role. Candidates must have a valid Class 5 driver’s license. Agriculture experience and a class 3 driver’s license would be considered assets. To apply, please submit your resume via e-mail to email@example.com or fax to 403-226-2679. Closing date for application is March 16, 2012.
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house for rent in stAndArd. 2 bedroom, single car detached garage includes all appliances. $650/month plus dd. Call 403-934-8765. ACreAge With neWer 16’ x 80’ mobile home, 5 miles north of Carseland. Animals negotiable, n/s. $1200/mth plus $1200/security deposit and utilities. Call 403-9344769. 2 bdrm WAlK-out bsmt suite, 5 appliances, jacuzzi tub, fireplace, 2 car parking. $980/mth + $500/d.d. includes internet/cable/water/ heat. Available April 1. Call 403-813-5810.
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WeSTMOUnT drIVe - a Fantastic Find in Strathmore! 2 bedroom townhouse units available immediately starting from $765.00, 2 appl, 1.5 baths, w/d hook-ups, yard area, parking incl, coin laundry available in complex. a short walk to all Strathmore Shopping, parks and golf courses. no pets please. Call luella at 403-934-5731 or emerald Management & realty ltd. at 403237-8811.
13 Maplewood Estates, Strathmore
$80.000 Spent on Shop 30’x56’ Heated insulated yes Concrete Pad..Big door 14’x9’ Small door 9’x7’..220 volt wired. 40 yr shingles,, The Moduler is 1998 .. 3 bedrooms ,2 washrooms Well cared for---New roof andNew triple glazed windows --Close to Strathmore ..Great views from all sides..Fenced and Landscaped
This home features a single attached garage, beautiful upgraded laminate flooring, oak kitchen, spacious master bedroom with a 3 piece ensuite, den, main floor laundry and an additional 4 piece bath. This community also offers an amenities building and let’s not forget the RV parking!!!
MaxWell Capital realty
An independent member broker 114, 3604 - 52 Ave N.W. Calgary, AB. Canada T2L 1V9
Absolutely Immaculate 4 Bed, 5 Level Split, Almost 3000 sq.ft. Living Space, Granite Counters, Full Finished Basement, Huge Lot located on Quiet Cul-de-Sac.
OPEN HOUSE Sunday March 11th 1 pm to 4 pm
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reallY, reallY nIce! JUST lISTeD $265,900
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one acre parcel
Great location Canal Gardens
vIeWS, TreeS! 4.22 acreS $199,000
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11.9 acreS $288,000 Industrial rezoned west of Strathmore
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neW neW $333,000
a lITTle BIT coUnTrY!!
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Gorgeous Modular Heated 28x24 Garage Hot tub Lease is $300 per mo.
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FOR SALE by Owner, $85,000 2bdrm Mobile on two lots YOU OWN. For pictures go to Kijiji.ca ID # 352026153. Call 403-3124325 for info. FULLY SERVICED Lake Lots for sale. Starting at $49,900. Elinor Lake Resort, 2.5 hours North East of Edmonton. Sale ends June 30, 2012. 1-877623-3990.
15 Minutes East of Strathmore
Hillcrest manor estates
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MLS# C-3509257 • We List # 47393
No. 1 Hwy. to access driveway 5400 sq.ft. Shop 1500 sq.ft. Home Presently has over 3800 Encana lease for income Also some crop income Call Blair or Linda
lots backing on to the canal or the Golf course
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(587) 351-4783 or (403) 369-4783
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Executive Bungalow, well designed floor plan, exceptional finishings, slate, granite, hardwood, vaulted ceiling to allow natural light in, developed walkout basement with in floor heat. Located on the Speargrass Golf Course.
Tina Scott 403-901-5388
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County Living with B&B revenue! This property has a great floor plan with a separate suite. Vaulted ceilings, beautiful hardwood floors, bright & spacious great room with a corner fireplace. The walkout basement has a large rec room, laundry & storage room. Also a separate 2 bedroom suite with a cozy fireplace in the living room & is designed to be handicap accessible. This property is situated on 1 acre, nestled in the Rosebud River Valley in the peaceful Hamlet of Redland.
#105 - 1212 - 32nd Avenue NE Calgary
Raelene Nichol Realtor 403-921-6111
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Robert Desjardins 403 934-5533
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call robert & taMara immaculate home! $209,900 ice
call la Shaun / tracy home on your own large lot $99,900
3 bedrooms with built-ins Family room with glass shelving units! Living room with gas fireplace New Furnace & bathroom Can’t beat this price!
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Keith Garrioch 403 333-8411
• 2006 Model VERY CLEAN • Titled lot...close to schools/Hospital/Pool • Detached Garage... Huge Deck!
One of a kind bungalow, hardwood, 4bedrooms, new kitchen, renovations have preserved much of the original character of this home. Must be seen to be appreciated.
country charm $359,900
3 acres south of Eagle Lake Immaculate bungalow 3+1 bdrms, 1 1/2 baths Fenced & cross fenced for horses
La Shaun Andrews 403 850-4593
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• Double Garage • Fully Developed • Low Maintenance Yard
Quiet living in a great town! $144,900!
Great 3 bdr house with lots of living space. New laminate flooring, lino and stainless steel appliances. Newer hot water tank and furnace. This is a dream yard with a Heated Oversized garage/ quonset and loads of room for RV parking.
Nicely appointed home with single GARAGE backing to canal in gated community of Ranch Estates. $99,999.
westlake conDo $219,900
2 story condo in Westlake Glen 3 bdrms, 1 1/2 baths Low condo fees Perfect for anyone
Sheila Bassen 403 361-0390
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B-B-Big lot!!! $394,900
• Bonus Room • Upgraded Appliances • Bright Open Concept Floor Plan
Jim Buckle 403 325-7347
Great 3 bdrm bungalow in good condition with original hardwood! Fully developed, newer roof and furnace, hot water tank and appliances. Fully fenced yard with double detached garage. Sitting on a corner lot this 1133 sq ft fully developed home is zoned R-3. This property is perfect for moving right into or for future development. This land consists of 2 lots and a portion of a 3rd lot.
This Classic 2015 sq.ft, 4 level split is fully developed with 4 bdrms, 3 baths, Pie Shaped lot with 2 GARAGES and RV parking.
4 acres in town limits - $724,900
· Gorgeous 1646 sq.ft. bungalow · 2+2 bdrms, 2 ½ baths · 40’x50’ insulated shop · Too many upgrades to mention!
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• Bright /Welcoming 3 Bedrm Home • Living Room + Family Room • Fully Landscaped + GARAGE!
parklane place $219,900
- Immaculate adult living bungalow - New furnace & hot water tank. - 1 bedroom & den, 1 1/2 baths - Large country kitchen.
Need room for growing family? This 1797 sq ft home on a 1/4 acre lot has 3 bedrooms, 3 bath, large kitchen, family room, pantry, island, and room to build another garage in backyard to house the toys!
Jody Buckle 403 560-2652
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consiDer me! $234,900
• Over 1500sf PLUS Full Basement • Big Yard PLUS Garage • Close to Amenities • NO CONDO FEES
upgraDeD in westmount $299,900
- Beautiful home in mature area - 3 + 1 bdrms, 2 ½ baths - Spacious country kitchen - Double detached garage
Double Wide mobile located on 1/2 acre leased lot located on George Freeman Trail.. great location, immaculate condition with 3bedrooms, 28x24 heated garage, 10x42 covered sunporch and hot tub.
Tamara Desjardins 403 874-6486
camBriDge glen $347,900
· Immaculate Abe Fehr Home on lg. lot · 3 bdrms, 2 full baths · Central Air, underground sprinklers · Heated Garage
This Super-Single Mobile Home shows with Pride of Ownership!!!Huge Bright Kitchen with Lots of OAK Cabinets...Livingroom features a Beautiful OAK Wall-unit/FIREPLACE!!
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Debbie Enslen 403 852-5923
• Double Attached Heated Garage • Fully Developed Fully Landscaped • Owner's Retreat+ Huge Bedrooms • RV Parking/ Entertainment Room
$279,900 in calgary!
immaculate home in chestermere!
Gated Community 1520 sq ft, Single Garage 3 Bed, 2 Bath, Vaulted Ceilings Huge Covered Deck Call to View Today!
2335 sq ft, Open Concept, Landscaped, Maint Free Deck, 3 Bed, 2.5 Bath, Bonus Room. Why buy new when you can get like new with a few goodies!
its a gem! $149,900
NEW CARPETS AND PAINT VIEWS OF PARK AND DOWNTOWN A GREAT LIFESTYLE!!
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Chantale Hill 403 325-3860
-Awesome bilevel with loads of room bright windows -5 bedrooms, 3 baths, formal dinning area -Oversized heated garage fits 3 cars and more -Walking distance to schools, parks, downtown Strathmore
2 Storey, Quiet Cul-de-sac Mature Trees, Easy Access to Shopping, Schools and Parks! Well Maintained 3 Bed, 1.5 Bath, Finished Lower Level with Family Room and Wet Bar!
Gated Community, Overlooking Soccerfield. Beautiful 3 Bed, 2 Bath, Open Concept, Vaulted Ceilings, Covered Deck, Immaculate Condition!
here it is!! $199,000 what you have Been waiting For!
A 2 BEDROOM SUITE IN LAMBERT VILLAGE! OVER 900 SQ FT, NEW FLOORING, ATRIUM AND OPTION FOR GARAGE!
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Ron Kaechele 403 934-1097
Show home ready for viewing, Open floor plan with bight and spacious units! All on one floor 2 bedroom Abe FEHR builds comes with 6 appliances personal yard and 1 parking stall! Pick your unit and colors now!!
Several building sites, trees, private ready for you now!
27 acres $175,000
South east of Strathmore Power and gas at property line Some gas revenue
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COZY BUNGALOW BASEMENT DEV. TRIPLE CAR GARAGE LOTS OF TREES!
10 acres on range roaD 222
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Paul Kautz 403 875-4166
$314,900 namaka home
1/2 acres, 4 bedroom home, newer furnace, appliances and more!
Ryan Kautz 403 875-1170
-Simply awesome/easy commute to Calgary and Strathmore -Pavement to Acreage and backs to creek with over 200 Trees! -Loads of room - 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths -Bright eat-in-kitchen and formal dinning room -Amazing family room with fireplace and hardwood -12x20 dog kennels fenced, 26x28 garage all with electrical and more!
3bedr up, 26x30 heated garage, super potential and 2 bedr SUITE down...income!
4 acres $179,999
Two large quonsets 1 metal, 1 wood Small cozy mobile home. Double garage. East of Standard
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overlooking lake $235,000
2 Bdrm and 2 Bath Wrap and Deck Double Garage
on the park custom villa
3 bdrms, 3 baths. $350,900
Shauna Kenworthy 403 934-5533
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-Lots in this area alone going for 200,000. -They don't compare to the size of this lot! -Fully landscaped backs onto green space then golf course -Fully developed with amazing care throughout! -Owners say sell this beautiful home!
Tracy Larsen 403 901-9143
Several nice building sites Private loads of trees Build now or hold property
Super affordable! Super size! Super garage! Super clean! Super location! Super deal!
Fully renovated heritage home. Almost 1/4 acre fenced lot. Front and rear deck. New furnace, hot water tank, windows and roof. Excellent value.
Call Ron Kaechele 403-934-1097
BeautiFul Brick Bungalow
Paved Circle Drive Lots of Trees Walking Distance to all Amenities Attached Double Garage
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Lorna Phibbs 403 874-7660
Fully developed 4 bedrooms, 3 baths. Bright open floor plan show extremely well! Large master with 4 pcs en suite and walk in closet large Yard with 2 tiered deck, dog run and kids space!
Stunning dream home Oversized dble garage with heat Front and rear decks EVERYTHING HAS BEEN REDONE!
Call Ron Kaechele 403-934-1097
strathmore Foreclosure! $229,900
ONLY 4 YEARS OLD TOWNHOUSE 3 BATHS, 4 BDRMS FULLY DEVELOPED LOWER SINGLE GARAGE
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